Feedback makes your portfolio better
Getting an outside perspective on your portfolio can vastly improve your work. By seeking out the opinion of someone in the industry, you can get a fresh pair of eyes on your work and they can often see what you can’t.
This video is about persevering with your illustration career, even when your enthusiasm dips. It can take a long time to establish yourself as an illustrator and many people give up before they reach their goal.
This video is about copyright. It is for illustrators, but the information in here is useful for any creative practitioner. What is copyright? Why is copyright important for a creative freelancer? What should you do about copyright infringement?
Here's my first video portfolio review of Australian illustrator 'The Chalkboard Guy'. Watch here to see how i analyse his website and portfolio.
What makes an illustrator? Being able to imitate someone else's work does not make you an illustrator.
Are you ready for your first illustration project? Can you complete it in time? Do you have the skills you need? Before you accept a new illustration project, here are some things to think about
The faster you can become a professional illustrator the better. I'm going to tell you what you need to be spending your time on to become a professional, faster. More importantly, I'll tell you what you shouldn't be spending your time on.
This video is a list of my favourite qualities in the best professional illustrators I know.
My first video about illustrator's contracts. In this video, I'm covering what I think are the five most important things to look out for in a contract for an illustrator. It's not sexy, but it's important.
What do you need from your client to be able to do your best work? Make it your responsibility to tell your client what you need from them. Don't let missed information or a forgetful client get in the way of you making great illustrations.
Illustration contracts don't have to be complicated. Most of the time your client will send you a contract to sign, but for every other project, you need to protect yourself against clients that might take advantage of you.