Thank you kindly, @davidhohn, Doing my best
Subscribing to AOI is an awesome idea, I shall do that very soon! Cheers for all your time and gold info!
Hi dear friends,
A project manager contacted me seeking illustration work for a picture book and she asked me what's my fee for doing a spec spread and then what would my pricing for illustrating a whole 32 page for 5000 copies.
Can someone please let me know what a SPEC SPREAD is, please?
How should we charge based on the nr of copies?
who makes a decision regarding the right illustrator for a book?
I'm making a contact list for emailing publishers and send greeting cards. I somehow got the impression that it may defer from a publisher to another one, is that right? If so why?
For instance, a company like Penguin Random House has loads of Art Directors affiliated to the same branch. Finding the right person to address in this case is overwhelming, let alone the Art Director vs Editor part... Can someone shine some light on me?
I have a script and not sure if I want to lean towards self publishing or to get to publishers.
However, the text needs to be edited. Does anyone know how to approach editors with a script?
If you know anyone soliciting just now please let me know!
@Lee-White I imagine this could be a section of the podcast that bleeds out to other topics and brings vlback to previous discussed things yet is very strong related to this one.
I would like to hear your take on pricing/paying services based on where the artists are from. It is frustrating to even imagine there are talented artists charging the 100th of their worth just because they are from "poor countries"
Hi everyone! The more layers I brake into the publishing world, the more questions I seem to have..
So I realised it is important what sort of questions we should rather ask ourselves in order to carry on when life is salty lemonade or we get distracted.
The questions shouldn't invoke expectations as answers but rather what to focus on. As if they are your compass showing you where North, Est and West are when lost in the woods.
So what are your 3 core questions?
'what does Success really means to me as an illustrator?'
(Applicable to a Project, Partnership, 'The next few years, Life)
'Who should I get in contact in order to get more work''
(this can refere to industry -> company -> the decision maker in that company and it helps personalising the way I approach)
'What can I bring new to the table or improve ?'
I would love to hear what our SVS instructors' questions are, as much as everyone else.
Thanks a lot @Heather-Boyd! I should have concentrated on the current book as well as finding my next client but I really wanted to have a chance to stay connected to this channel!
@jaepereira Oh cheers! Glad you love my approach. Keep up the good work yourself!
I know I'm a little late but I have been busy illustrating a book I can't wait to share with everyone.
Because I love a challenge, for this contest, I wanted to visually tell the story just with the cast shadows and a few clues. I hope you love it as much as I loved solving this puzzle!
Congrats to everyone on your original creative approaches and keep up the good work!
Stay well and creative.
Mr. Cat (on paper)
Hi Arent! Hi all!
The short answer:
Try them all!
I believe the most important thing is to understand what illustrating a book requires down to the very end of a project.
And for that, asking the right questions will give you the right answer.
I'd say procreate for now.. fresco later (1-2years)
the elaborated answer:
Procreate has been around for quite a while and built it's 'self' from the ground straight for ios.
It recently added text features and is continuously growing to bring very soon animation features too! not sure how big you can go in size in case you ever want to illustrate a huge poster or so... but yeah, it's an amazing app.
Fresco has been developed with the help of Kyle T.Webster, a guy I respect for the amazing brushes he created for Photoshop. my life changed since I bought his megapack and now photoshop has bought him.
you can find the same brushes as in PS and has a few amazing features like being able to mix colors. With all that respect though, Fresco has a long way till it will stand up on its feet as a self-sustainable app you can use from start to the end in a project.
I am relying on clipping masks in my workflow and Fresco is not supporting that so I had to rethink my way to achieve a result...
It's cool but not as good just yet...
It is free for 6 months, time in which they'll probably bring it to a more pro version of what's now.
full PS for iPad is coming soon and I hear it's going to miss a lot of features in the beginning...
I get the vibe though that Adobe still wants you to use more than just one app/program so they can make a buck.
I'll stay with Photoshop CC from the Adobe's Photo pack for now, on a surface pro 4 that I bought for mobility and now I'm constantly plugged in for better performance...
paint and love
And My brand name is
Cat on Paper
This logo is made in photoshop and didn't vectorized it yet since it didn't really need to. I love the pencil feel with its imperfections..
***funny thing! By instinct, for a split second, I thought I should watermark the logo...
Oh wow! Thank you so much for sharing that with us! That's pure gold! I probably wouldn't have have found out although I'm hanging out on instagram on a daily basis like a job or something
Good for your old man to be open to new ways of expression!! ️
All the best