Who owns the copyright to your illustrations? Some clients will think they automatically own the copyright to your illustration work after they pay you. Especially with independent or inexperienced clients, it is very important for you to explain how our industry works.
Whether or not illustrators should work for free is a consistently hot topic. It's a vicious cycle. Clients will always ask you to work for free, and there will always be some illustrators that will work for free. There's no easy answer, the best you can do is to try to sort out the genuinely good opportunities from situations where a client is taking advantage of you.
What does an illustration agent actually do? What are the benefits of working with an agent? In this video, we'll discuss what an agent can do for your illustration career, and also what they can't do.
How do you find illustration clients? There are plenty of obvious clients that use illustration, but if they are obvious to you, they are obvious to everybody else. In this video, I'm going to show you what I would do if I was searching for new clients. If you do this, you will have an almost endless list of potential new illustration clients to contact.
When you feel like you're ready to submit your work to an illustration agency, you want to make sure you are doing everything right. If you submit your portfolio the right way, you can be pretty sure it will be looked at by the right people.
When it comes to pricing illustration, it really does get easier when you have more experience. That's no use to a new illustrator though. In this video, we're breaking down some of the mental barriers we have about putting a price tag on our own work.
Most illustrators get their start in magazines. But how do you know how to price magazine illustrations if you have no experience?
Finding an illustration agent shouldn't be your first priority. An illustration agency will rarely be interested in a brand new artist. Don't waste your time chasing after agents.