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In he co-founded illustration agency Heart London and New York.

How to be an Illustrator, 2nd Edition

Very practical and direct. I also saw one called “Fundamentals of illustration,” which I quickly dismissed as sounding boring. Be the first to ask a question about How to be an Illustrator.

This is one of the best books on the business of illustration. The paper is beautiful, with a neat layout and plenty of illustrations dotting the insides pages. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Having gone on quite a binge of this subject, though, I’m finding that I already know a decent amount about running this type of business, and what I actually want to know is the fundamentals of illustration.

Packed with useful tips gleaned from the author’s own career as an illustrator, and his work as an agent handling some of the best new talent, the book is an essential read for anyone looking to succeed in illustration. Your email address will not be published. It discusses how to set up a studio, maintain a steady flow of work, At last!


If I was about to graduate from art school and start my career as an illustrator, this is il,ustrator book I’d want by my side. International illustrators are interviewed, discussing how they got their break in the industry, their experiences with clients, their methods of promoting work, and more.

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In addition, art directors and commissioners describe the ways they like to be approachedand the ways they really dislike. But illustration is so much more than that.

How to be an Illustrator, Second Edition

Apr 18, Autumn rated it really liked it Shelves: The only thing I should point out is that the book deals specifically with the illustration industry in the US and UK — but the information rrees easily be translated to whichever country you are in.

In addition, leading art directors describe their approach to commissioning illustration, how illustfator spot new talent, their thoughts on promotional material, and their advice to up-and-coming illustrators.

This really helped define things for me and opened me up to all the choices within this broad career.

By using our website you agree illustrxtor our use of cookies. Thanks Amy, I love this book! Learn from the best. Jan 05, Angela rated it it was amazing. I guess I would never be refs such specific things of an illustrator’s life without reading this book. I skipped the last chapter because it had to be returned. But what I’ve read is good. Picture book illustrator research. The reader benefits from their experience of starting out; what they learnt or noticed during the metamorphosis from student to professional; what their expectations and experiences have been.


In addition, art directors and commissioners describe how they like being approached – and what they really dislike. We use cookies to give you iloustrator best possible experience.

As someone currently outside the world of freelance illustration this book provides a good insight to many of the basic aspects to doing business that are not covered at art school. How to be an Illustrator — Darrel Rees. Mar 15, Brian Bowes rated it it was amazing. Who is this book for?

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Foreword, Nicholas Blechman pp. Preparing you portfolio Chapter 3: What I like too are the many interviews with Famous Illustrators. The Best Books of Join our reea list. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.