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Becoming a Successful Illustrator

Derek Brazell Jo Davies (Plymouth University, UK)

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Bloomsbury Visual Arts
30 November 2017
Get ready to enter the working world of illustration with this freshly updated second edition of Brazell and Davies's Becoming a Successful Illustrator.

This edition features even more 'Spotlight on...' sections, with advice from practicing illustrators as well as the people that commission them. You can enjoy added coverage in fields such as moving image, character illustration and social media. There are also new exercises to get you started planning and building your business, and over 200 inspirational examples of artwork, most of which are new to this edition.

You can expect practical tips on how to seek work, how to market yourself and how to run your illustration business in an enterprising way, with advice that will prove useful long after your first commission. Building on the resources of the first edition, this continues to be the must-have guide to practicing professionally as an illustrator.

Featured illustrators include:

Millie Marotta Mark Ulriksen Natsko Seki Ellen Weinstein Stephen Collins ... and many more Featured topics include:

Finding clients Agency representation Fields of work Financial and legal requirements Skills in art and design Self-promotion Showing work Managing your business
By:   Derek Brazell, Jo Davies (Plymouth University, UK)
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 210mm, 
Weight:   686g
ISBN:   9781474284240
ISBN 10:   1474284248
Series:   Creative Careers
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   30 November 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
CHAPTER ONE: ILLUSTRATION ENTERPRISE Understanding illustration Where do illustrators work? Spotlight on... Nancy Liang Spotlight on... Tommy Doyle Spotlight on... Marcos Chin Skills in art and design Attitude Spotlight on... Ben Newman Knowledge Spotlight on... Rebecca Mock Evaluating your strengths and weaknesses CHAPTER TWO: THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD OF THE ILLUSTRATOR Your commissioners Professionalism Journalistic awareness Spotlight on... Sarajo Frieden How to contact potential clients Spotlight on... Gabrielle Adamson CHAPTER THREE: THE ART OF SELF PROMOTION How do I get myself known? Spotlight on... Alexandra Zsigmond Setting goals Spotlight on... Sarah Williams The different forms of promotion Spotlight on... Jack Teagle Promoting yourself online Spotlight on... Sarah McIntyre Competitions, exhibitions and trade fairs Internships and work experience Spotlight on... Mark Smith Spotlight on... Libby McMullin Spotlight on... Matthew Shearer, Bernstein & Andriulli CHAPTER FOUR: GETTING YOUR WORK SEEN Organizing your folio and website Visual literacy Spotlight on... Tad Carpenter Agent representation Spotlight on... Ulla Puggaard Spotlight on... Andrea D'Aquino Spotlight on... Cachetejack CHAPTER FIVE: SECURING WORK The stages of forming a contract The terms of an agreement Who owns the rights? Spotlight on... Caroline Attia Lariviere CHAPTER SIX: FINANCE AND RUNNING A BUSINESS Freelance work vs employment Spotlight on... Laura Hughes Managing your business Managing your finances Additional sources of income Activities Appendix
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Derek Brazell is a manager at the Association of Illustrators and is the Publisher of Varoom illustration magazine. Jo Davies is Associate Professor of Illustration at Plymouth University in the UK and an active illustrator.

Reviews for Becoming a Successful Illustrator

I think it's a great book, exactly the kind of thing that you need when you are starting out in illustration, really informative and helpful. * David Roberts, illustrator * [The authors] understand their subject and audience perfectly and do a wonderful job in communicating one to the other. * Dwayne Bell, Lecturer in Graphic Design and Illustration, University of Cumbria * I never make my students buy books, unless they are books they'll keep on their shelves after graduating. This is one of those exceptions * Marius Valdes, University of South Carolina, USA *

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