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In being an illustrator, how has the coronavirus impacted your work life?

I would say my point of view is influenced a lot by instagram illustrators, such as the ones that make webcomics they have the ability to work at home and continue on with their job. To be a more specific, I want to know how this pandemic has influenced people in the field I strive to go into. #job #career #illustrator #artist #art

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Carlos’s Answer

Well I have a very good friend of mine that works for 343 Studios which is for everything Halo, he works on the Halo comic book and other things from my understanding. He works from home most of his time anyways, so while this pandemic is on going if you wanted to get into the line of work as I sure still do you should. It's alot of hard work to get into it but isn't every job you strive to want?

Think of it this way if someone wanted to get into that field right now in this moment, I would say go for it! You will have to work from home, still have meetings via Zoom, Google Meet etc., with your team to go over what the plan is for that project. Everything can mostly be done from home with technology now, sending story boards back and fourth through private servers, email, video conferencing with colleges. If you ever watch Todd McFarlane on his facebook or instagram he will go over what he is doing currently and he will show you his comic book cover art work he has done and then he will send it off to his inker and colorist through email and then it gets sent off to the printers to have the book made. It's all based on communication 100% and that alone.

Hopefully this is the answer you were looking for and if not maybe explain or ask for examples and I will answer to the best of my abilities.
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Malisa’s Answer

I have a lot of friends who do illustrations for Instagram and also sell their work in small businesses. Since COVID-19 I have seen their work and posts slowly go from general motivation 'girl go get that' to more empathetic 'we can do this', 'we are in this together' support type posts and images. To me it will all depend on what type of illustrator you want to become. If you are going to be politics focused your work will always be influenced by the topic of the day. If you are going into more of an independent illustrator, your work will be influenced by what you want to sell or social commentary you want to provide over time. You mentioned working from home, this seems to be important to you. Perhaps in looking at your career as an illustrator you focus on opportunities that allow work from home verses those in a corporate nature that require more office time. I hope this helps answer your question. ~Malisa
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