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Cristian431 views

What is it like in a day in the life of an illustrator?

I am interested in becoming a cartoonist or illustrator. What are the basic things an illustrator does everyday?

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Ebony315 views

How do I become/get a job as an Illustrator?

I have always loved art and drawing growing up and my dream career is to become a graphic novelist/cartoonist. It would be cool to publish my own graphic novels or illustrate other's books but how do I do that? I also would like to know where character designers or concept artists work and what art software do I need to learn to create my art in those career fields?

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Juliet435 views

Finding a niche?

How do you find a niche in art? I'm a multi-disciplinary art student at uni and use lots of mediums but am finding it hard to find a direction in starting a career. My tutors encourage finding a niche but I'm interested in so many things and mediums!

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Isabel383 views

How not to lose motivation?

How do artists not get burnt out and run out of motivation? How do you regain motivation?

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Grace811 views

How do I get a job in graphic design that focuses more on illustration?

I am in my third year of college with a major in graphic design and a minor in marketing. I would like to focus more on digital illustration rather than logo or web design. How would I go about presenting myself to a prospective job? What should I expect from the work environment? What will the work flow be like? I haven't been able to get an internship so I'm completely blind to all of this. #graphic-designer #graphic-design #illustrator #adobeprograms

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Thomas426 views

How Steps Are There?

I’m An Artist Of Some What, And I Want To Know What Will It Take To Achieve That Goal, And If There Is Any Possible Feedback From Others #artist #illustrator #drawing #details

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Kayley563 views

What is the best program to learn how to draw digitally?

I want to be a concept artist/illustrator, and I have little digital art skills. I want to use Procreate, since I've used it before and it's the most accessible for me. But I was wondering if programs like Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint are better. #art #artist #art-education #the-arts #digital-art #concept-artist #illustrator #arts #painting #artists

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Kayley822 views

Should I go to a regular college and major in art, or should I go to an art school?

I want to be a concept artist/illustrator, and my dream school is CIA, an art school near me. But I was wondering if it would be more beneficial for me in the long run to go to a regular college or an art school. #art #arts #school #artschool #illustrator #conceptartist

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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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Is it more beneficial for an art student to attend a general university or an art school?

I'm looking to major in Illustration and just recently got accepted to a few schools; some just regular universities, and others being legitimate art schools. So my question is, is it more beneficial to go to a university that may offer cheaper tuition but isn't necessarily based around the arts or go to a more expensive art school that specifically specializes in providing an artistic curriculum and environment? #fine-art #illustrator #aspiringgraduate

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Cas663 views

What precautionary steps should I take to be an artist an also financially stable?

I'm an sophomore student and I wish to pursue a career in art and illustration, I know it's tough to do what a love and be able to support myself, any extra steps i can take to make sure I can support myself? #fine-artist #illustrator #artist

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What specific factors affect the chance of a freelance illustrator getting a job offer from a client?

I understand that freelancers have to manage their own money, time, daily schedule, as well as their marketing, and various other things. Because of this, I would like to know the specific actions taken by a **freelance illustrator** (who is looking to get an offer from a client in any industry) that they feel are their most important "keys to success." For instance; ● Are there any things a current or previous freelancer would recommend having on a resume? ● What kinds of pieces would you recommend having in a portfolio? ● Are there any specific sites or places that you would recommend getting familiar with? ● Any tips and tricks you used to increase your number of possible clients? Thank you in advance for your time. #illustrator #digital-art #illustration #freelance #digital-illustration #art-and-illustration #freelancer

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Zainab962 views

Why should I consider Graphic Design?

A question I had before majoring in Graphic Design. I am sure alot of highschool or college students interested in GD will be asking a similar question to this. #graphic-design #illustrator #photoshop #indesign

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How important are internships for Graphic designer students?

A question I had before majoring in Graphic Design. I am sure alot of highschool or college students interested in GD will be asking a similar question to this. #graphic-design #illustrator #photoshop #indesign

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Can I be a Graphic Designer without studying at college?

A question I had before majoring in Graphic Design. I am sure alot of highschool or college students interested in GD will be asking a similar question to this. #college #graphic-design #illustrator #photoshop #indesign #motion-graphics

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Should College or School be my only place to do designing projects? Or should I practice during my off time? If yes, what kind of projects should I practice doing?

A question I had before majoring in Graphic Design. I am sure alot of highschool or college students interested in GD will be asking a similar question to this. #graphic-design #animation #illustrator #photoshop #indesign #portfolio #logo-design

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What skills a Graphic Designer needs?

A question I had before majoring in Graphic Design. I am sure alot of highschool or college students interested in GD will be asking a similar question to this. #graphic-design #animation #illustrator #photoshop #indesign #personal-development

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Rita2458 views

I want to be a cartoonist or an illustrator. I like drawing and making comics. I would like to do it as a career, but, I'm not sure how to get there.

I want to make comics for a career because I want a job that I enjoy. #artist #drawing #illustrator #illustration #cartoons

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Darray 983 views

how does art benefits the not so average artist ?

I love to do art! I'm very good, but I just don't want to waste my time investing my time into something that I feel could benefit for me in the highest way possible, when it seems as if I've done so much but only moved one step. #art #illustrator #comics #drafting #drawing-skills #visual

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Applying for internships in animation?

What advice do you have for animation students applying to intern? What do companies look for specifically in applicants and what can I do to make my application stronger? #animation #3d-animation #illustrator #computer-animation #illustration #character-animation

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Yasmin 1113 views

Should I pursue photography and other careers within the art industry or steer myself towards law, politics and sociology?

I am a student in the UK and I am an aspiring photographer, I also have interests in art and would like to venture into other careers of the art industry, such as illustration, graphic - design. However, I am unable to truly talk to photographers who are willing to take interns or have someone shadow them. I have contacted several and in the hope of receiving a response, yet I have not gained anything and have tried numerous times. I also am currently in year 12 in UK education system doing my as exams, and US equivalent is grade 11; I'm intrigued by sociology and politics, and considering to venture into that side as well but I am unsure which one I should pursue as I have equal amounts of interest for both. I am unsure on how I should approach Lawyers and ask for work experience or a few paid internship, the same goes for photography. #photography #graphics #illustrator #barrister #undecided

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Rachel1151 views

What are some good tips for finding a career in illustration?

I am very excited to be going to college soon for my bachelors degree in fine arts with an illustration major. I am doing well in school and have had many people say that I should have chosen a different major that will be easier to find a job in. It would be amazing to have a carrier doing what I love, but it would also be bitterly disappointing if I went through all that schooling for nothing. #graphic-design #drawing #illustrator #art-school

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Jennifer985 views

What jobs include illustration?

I've always wanted a career in art, but I was unsure of what kind of jobs there were. #arts #illustrator #studio #visual

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