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Networking

Networking is Crucial for Illustrators. Here’s Why.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying “it’s who you know” in show biz. Well, that applies to the illustration biz as well. Making connections is the best thing you can do for your business and your quality of life. When you make new friends, colleagues, and acquaintances, not only can you bring value to them, but they can do the same for you.

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How to Find an Illustrator to Hire

Are you a writer? An author? A person who forms ideas into words? You might need a creative companion. Someone who forms your literary ideas into something… visual.

You need an artist. But not just any artist. You need someone who is competent, who knows their value, and knows that the possibility of teaming up with you will benefit you and them. You also need an artist who can use your hard-earned money and ensure you seeking out their talent was the best decision you ever made.

You need a hireable artist.

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How to Enjoy the Process of Making Art

“I hate my art”.
“This is ugly”.
“I need to rush to get this done”.

Hold on there, tiger!

Artists on a deadline do have to churn out things in a remarkable amount of time, but when that becomes something that needs be done day in and day out, the joy of creating gets sucked out of you, and your project.

Here’s three words to get your groove back.

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Sharing Value as an Illustrator

When it comes to sharing value, I thought it would be easy to type everything I know about illustration down and share it in a blog post format. It’s not bad, don’t get me wrong, but I never thought leveraging video would be easier.

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Travel and Art

How Travel Can Affect Your Artwork

As an illustrator, I’ve been stuck in a rut for a while. My full time job had been taking a lot out of me, and I didn’t have much of a chance to get out. But when I did go out, I felt refreshed, renewed, and I’d kick myself in the butt on why I didn’t get out to begin with.
Thus, my recent escapades.

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Biggest Fear

How I’m Fighting My Biggest Fear as an Illustrator

As a creative, as much as I hate to say it, I’m a pretty sensitive person. Doing something artistic leaves me vulnerable, heart splayed on my sleeve as others judge me and my work. That can be scary. For others, downright terrifying. But you know what scares me the most?

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Biggest Fear

How I’m Fighting My Biggest Fear as an Illustrator

As a creative, as much as I hate to say it, I’m a pretty sensitive person. Doing something artistic leaves me vulnerable, heart splayed on my sleeve as others judge me and my work. That can be scary. For others, downright terrifying. But you know what scares me the most?

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Why Should Illustrators Blog

Why Should Illustrators Blog?

Blogging. Everyone’s doing it nowadays. Digital Marketers, Companies, and especially thought leaders in their specific profession. With all the countless blog posts and content that I’ve come across, it seems the group that blogs the least are the illustrators. Why is that?

Maybe illustrators don’t have the time to blog.
Maybe illustrators feel like their art should speak for themselves.
Maybe illustrators don’t have anything to say.

Regardless of those excuses, there are plenty of reasons for an illustrator to blog, and I have three for you.

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5 Lessons Learned When Taking Art Commissions

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I’ve been taking commissions and turning my client’s ideas into reality for about 8 years, and I’ve learned a lot. Last week I talked about my biggest mistake when taking art commissions. But with that experience, these 5 things are what I learned to be a better illustrator and a better business owner.

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