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How Craving Attention Makes You Less Creative


Muddy Colors

As a freelance Artist, we have wear a lot of hats. Most of us tend to be responsible for not just creating compelling works of art, but for promoting those works as well. We are our own little Public Relations Managers, often filming our process or taking snap shots of sketches... all to share with someone else. This kind of public display is essential to the business of being a Illustrator, but it has downside.…

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The Rest of the Iceberg


Steven Belledin

December 10, 2019 - Years ago, I got a copy of this book, The Illustrator In America 1860-2000, by Walt Reed. If you’re unfamiliar, the book is basically an encyclopedia of prominent American illustrators that worked—not surprisingly—between the years 1860 and 2000. Each entry includes a biographical blurb, and one or two examples of the illustrator’s work. All in all, the book is a pretty nice resource in terms of the history of American illustration and it's a great starting point if anyone out there is looking to expand not only their knowledge, but gain visual inspiration. [caption id="attachment_48899" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Not a bad Christmas gift for the illustration lover in your life.[/caption] What is particularly nice about the book for me is that it’s not just a list of folks who I don’t know and have never met.…

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