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The Industry

Lesson 1 of 4 Freelance Illustration

This lesson will explore the fundamentals of illustration, both in creating your art and making a living from it. Being a freelance illustrator requires you to be a good business person, which means finding work and getting along with clients is just as important as making beautiful images. 

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  • Use Your Head

    Sketch one to three head studies, each from a different angle. 

  • Lighting Things Up

    Warm up your fingers by rendering two value spheres with different light sources. 

  • Art Appreciation

    Pick out 3 of your favorite illustrations from artists who inspire you and pinpoint at least 5 different aspects which make each a successful ilustration in your opinion. Then curate 10-12 of your own personal illustrations which best represent your aesthetic. Spend a few hours analyzing this to determine what your objectives are as an illustrator.

  • Extra Credit

    Research how other artists market their art, and familiarize yourself with different social media platforms, how they differ, and what content prospers in each.

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