So… you want to be an illustrator?But you aren’t sure what that entails… exactly?
Do you want to learn more about:
+ The career path of illustration
+ The illustration markets
+ What illustrators do
+ How to approach fees, contracts and billing
+ What equipment, assets and skills you need to get started
+ Whether you need an agent
+ How to build an audience for your work, so you can get paid work
If so, then this class is for you!
So You Want to Be an Illustrator? is a four-part, easy to follow video e-course designed for you!
You can take this course from anywhere in the world at your own pace! It includes pre-recorded videos, along with a written summary of video content and a list of resources in an easily downloadable PDF.
This course is designed for aspiring, beginning or established artists who are interested in becoming a professional illustrator but want to learn more about what the career path looks like and how to break into it.
Through this video course, illustrator Lisa Congdon will guide you through many topics, including: what it means to be an illustrator, the various illustration markets, the basic requirements to launch your career, marketing and building your client base. She’ll also answer many of your frequently asked questions about agents, how much to charge, digital tools for analog illustrators, contracts, billing and art licensing.
Important: this class doesn’t cover art technique. This is not an art class or a class about finding your voice as an illustrator. This class will introduce illustrators who work by hand to important digital tools, but this is not an in depth class about how to use those tools.
The class has four parts:
Part One: In the first class video, Lisa answers the basic questions: What is illustration and what does it mean to be an illustrator? She’ll talk about what a typical illustration assignment looks like from start to finish, including the understanding the assignment, ideation, sketching, delivering final artwork and billing the client. She’ll also cover the five main illustration markets, and the kind of work involved in each area.
Part Two: In the second video of the class, Lisa will cover the basic requirements to launch your career – the skills, assets and time you need to have “ready to go” in order to be a professional illustrator.
Part Three: In the third video of the class Lisa will cover becoming known – that is, building an audience for your work and building your client base so you can get paid work as an illustrator. She’ll cover different approaches to marketing your work, including using social media, direct pitching, promotional mailings and in-person networking.
Part Four: The fourth and final class video, Lisa answers many of your frequently asked questions about illustration, including questions about illustration agents, contracts and billing, determining fees (how much to charge), creative briefs, necessary equipment and digital tools for analog illustrators, hand drawn vs. digital work, and understanding and breaking into art licensing.
The class is 108 minutes in length total! And just $99!