How to be an Illustrator, 2nd Edition. by Darrel Rees. Publisher: Laurence King. Release Date: January ISBN: View table of contents. How to be an Illustrator, Second Edition. Darrel Rees. £ This book offers practical help and guidance to aspiring illustrators. All areas of. How to be an Illustrator, Second Edition by Darrel Rees, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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I guess I would never be taught such specific things of an illustrator’s life without reading this book. Even though this book is mainly covered the US and the UK’s markets but it is still essential for any emerging as well as aspiring illustrator to have a sense of the career’s prospect inside out. Return to Book Page. Aspiring and experienced illustrators, students, and anyone who is involved in the industry.

Jul 17, Megankellie rated it really liked it. As I am only just about to start at an arts university it isn’t as relevant, but even things like presenting your portfolio advice in this book is useful food for thought.

Will probably keep it by my drawing table for an indefinite period of time to dip into for advice and viewpoint. To ask other readers questions about How to be an Illustratorplease sign up.

In he founded illustration agency Heart in London in and New York in Self-promotion, creating websites, self-publishing and the pros and cons of agents are all explored. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Packed with useful tips gleaned from the author’s own career and his work as an agent handling major artists in the US and UK, the book includes interviews with nine big-name illustrators. And the art of gaining clients, is an art in itself. I think in every chapter there’s one or two interviews with agents and illustrators where they’d be asked questions like: In addition, art directors and commissioners describe the ways they like to be approachedand the ways they really dislike.


Zuleika Tasha De Guzman rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Who should buy the book? Agents Appendix Acknowledgements Copyright Picture credits. Success in self-promotion, creating websites, self-publishing, and the pros and cons of agents are all explored.

Last but not least, I posted here the content of the book so you can have an overview of what this book is all about the funny thing is that it has the page numbers in the content page but no page is marked with numbers The interviewed artists are great and their advice have been soooooo useful. Be the first to ask a question about How to be an Illustrator.

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Refresh and try again. Could have left out asking each person whether websites are important in self promotion these days when the answer is a resounding yes, and instead dedicate that space to information on how to actually set one tl Jul 30, Anna rated it it was amazing.

The Best Books of Please be courteous and add their names when you share their work i. The list of movies to watch at the back of this book is probably the most surprising and best I have seen.

I have the book, and agree that is a great source of information for up and coming illustrators.

How to be an Illustrator, Second Edition

Includes tips and advice from leading industry professionals. Each chapter includes one page interview of many renowned illustratpr, which gives us more insight and inspiration illustrwtor move forward in this path. We are a happy family. I felt that reading this book has saved me a lot of time and that I have a clear vision now of the illustration as a business.

Illustrrator there and welcome to Pikaland! Here is true practical help for budding freelance illustrators. View table bw contents. Producing the first job Chapter 5. The broad and social church of illustration Chapter 1. Whit rated it liked it Apr 16, I’ve found this book to be so helpful it’s turned into one of my top 5 favourite books of all time. This book helps you avoid the pitfalls that can ruin a career, with advice on crucial first impressions, how to create a portfolio and approach clients, how to negotiate contracts, and how to handle, deliver and bill the first job.


This book covers almost everything I wanted to know about illustration what it doesn’t cover I have a different book for that hopefully will fill in the gapsI’d go so far to call this an essential guide for any freelance illustrator.

It is interspersed with many interviews with illustrators and art directors about their experiences, who all a a bit of personality, wit and humanity to what could be quite a daunting industry to try and break into.

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Producing the first job Chapter 5: This does look great. Difficult book to review in terms of the emotive language goodreads suggests, but over all this book was really useful in setting out some key considerations and advice for becoming an illustrator in a commercial world. If I was about to graduate from art school and start my career as an illustrator, this is dxrrel book I’d want by my side.

We just came across a new book specifically targeted towards Illustrators; although the principles can probably be transferred towards any creative discipline. Now to do the work!