Friday, 11 November 2011

Illustration 101 - Resources

*Little Constructs main mission is to create a network and resource for illustrators. We want to help answer your questions, give you courage, and provide you with the friends and tools it takes to get out there and achieve your dreams.

If you have been following the Illustration 101 posts you have been watching an ongoing attempt at helping confront some of the concerns present in starting out. However, we would be remiss to not provide you with some external resources. Below are lists of websites and books that helped us work our way into the freelancing business and keeping up good creative habits.

*Please note that some of the websites are UK based so opportunities for example may not be applicable for those living outside of the UK. 
However it's still good to look at how organisations work and what sort of help there are for artists in general. 


Creative Inc. The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business by Joy Deangdeelert Cho, Meg Mateo Ilasco
How to be an Illustrator by Darrel Rees, Nicholas Blechman
An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers by
Danny Gregory
Business and Legal Forms for Illustrators by Tad Crawford
Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines by Graphic Artists Guild
The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success by Jennifer Lee
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information by Manuel Lima 
Illusive: Contemporary Illustration and Its Context
My So Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire by Michelle Goodman


(Brilliant podcasts available)
(Creative professionals network and job lists)
*AOI Images
You can join up and get advice from them. They also have lots of workshops throughout the year too.
* Arts Council
*Creative Living
ECCA is part of University of London which aims to help people in the creative arts who are starting up a business/ being self- employed. Again, they provide lots of news about workshops and upcoming events.
Good website if you're looking for creative opportunities in and outside of London. You can also upload your portfolio onto the website.
UBD Network
Promoting creatives from all backgrounds. Plus you can upload your portfolio for free.
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