Ryan Ottley – http://ryanottley.tumblr.com
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The LCS isn’t the bustling creative web portal it once was due to the sudden and all engulfing rise of social networks like Facebook and Twitter. However, we still keep an eye on things and occasionally post an article or run the odd art related project (like Mail Me Art) when we get the chance. But when it comes to career-related and general advice, our new home for publishing these sort of articles is the HAI Staff Blog. We try to write and publish them when we can, but there are only so many hours in a day, as every self-employed person knows. Here is a list of all the freelance illustration advice riddled articles you may have missed over the last year.
- Hiring a children’s book illustrator FAQ
- Have you found what you’re looking for?
- Professional conduct for freelance illustrators
- To agent, or not to agent: that is the question
- Hello World 2.0: How to contact an illustrator
Lots of people want to become or train to be illustrators. Some people take up the trade because they have a natural talent and others end up as artists because their mothers incessantly told them how good they were and they started to believe it! However you became or will become an illustrator, we’ve all got to start somewhere. As we live in a multimedia-rich world these days, it’s never been easier to find information and advice about the industry we all love.
ArtPACT has been free for a while now and was running on general donations, but there weren’t enough to maintain the service. Sadly, it was announced a couple of weeks ago that they were giving up the ghost and closing down. This announcement managed to light a fire under enough people’s butts to kickstart their Patreon campaign and breath new life into the service. They’re looking to reach a minimum of $250 per month to keep their excellent service going, so if you can spare anything to help them out, I’m sure it’d be appreciated. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3802975
“ArtPACT is a free online resource for illustrators focusing on the fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and comic book genres. The ArtPACT website has information for artists of all experience levels regarding contracts, copyrights, and alternative income solutions.” – Jim Pavelec
We love Michael Hacker‘s illustrations at the LCS, his monkeys and gig posters are the best! If you’re not following him on Instagram you really need to. Add a bit of awesomeness to your life… Follow @michaelhackerillustration
Chris Riddell – http://www.chrisriddell.co.uk
Omar Rayyan – http://studiorayyan.com
Raul Trevino – http://trevinoart.com
Stanley Artgerm Lau – http://artgerm.com
Karl James Mountford – http://cargocollective.com/karljamesmountford
Emilia Dziubak – https://emiliaszewczyk.blogspot.co.uk