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1. Pick of the Week for WINDOW and This Week’s Topic

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Happy Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Gayle Kayaker, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of WINDOW. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

TENSE

Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

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2. Su Blackwell

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Su Blackwell is an artist who works mainly in paper, she has illustrated books such as “The Fairytale Princess” by Wendy Jones, designed art fabric for Liberty London and contributed to columns in magazines such as Harpers Bazaar. Alongside art direction and theatre set design. Inspired by fairytales her work has a beautiful romance to it, that is just beautiful to look at. The designs look so delicate and interesting.

Too see more of Su Blackwell’s work visit her website  and blog

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3. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: George Bletsis

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George Bletsis provided this week’s stunning Adventure Time cover, so he gets Comics Illustrator of the Week honors! Bletsis brings his carefully constructed drawings to life with rich, bold colors and seems to have a real knack for field of depth & space in his work. Working and living in Southern England as a freelance illustrator for print media and as an artist for the film/video game industry, Bletsis has collected quite an impressive list of clients thus far including Jamie Oliver, BBC, Penguin, and The Royal Academy of Dance, to name a few.

You can find more art by George Bletsis, including some pages of his own comic strip, on his blog here.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com - Andy Yates

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4. Increase Your Illustration Income with Tostadora

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Artists, illustrators, and graphic designers at some point will have to make one very important decision regarding how they want to earn a living! Preferably this decision is made early in their career so as to guide them in making the most of their natural talent and hard work.

The 2 choices available are:

1. To either to work within a highly targeted and profitable niche and cash-in on the successful projects that they are able to land.

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2. To create a constant, but small, cash flow of revenues from royalties and other commission based sources.

Both will require dedication and the right direction to make a decent living, much like any career in the fine arts.

For the first options, in the early career of an illustrator luck may be an influential factor, however building a reputable portfolio, having the right connections, as well as working with well known brands/agents will be vital for a successful career. In general, this is seen as a risky option as illustrators are forced to survive from pay-check to pay-check before landing a full-time job and a earning steady income.

The second option has seen tremendous growth and support within the past few years, from which some of the most talented illustrators have created a name for themselves, such as Olipop (Spain) known for his iconic designs of TV series and Movies or Patrol (France) with his original caricatures of famous personalities with a hilarious twist.

By simply showcasing their designs on a number of stock illustrations, print on demand sites, such as Tostadora, and other similar sites, suchlike artists have not only reached millions every year but also have the advantage of international exposure through these international marketplaces. The most popular factor in this second option is the fact that even when the designers are asleep, working on their next big project, or having a Mojito at the beach, their designs are constantly selling! 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Simply having the designs on these print on demand sites, designers are earning a constant revenue stream and rewarded for each new design created and made available for purchase.

With up to 5 designers a week being showcased weekly across Tostadora’s international platform, you can already start earning by setting up a store for free with Tostadora.

Tostadora is an online platform for designers and illustrations to showcase their designs and illustrations, through which they will receive the exposure and royalties they deserve. By actively supporting and promoting their artists, designers with Tostadora are able to increase visibility of their designs and have an international platform to showcase their designs

With several incentives already in place, such as their Designer of the week, where up to 5 designers have the opportunity to reach a specific and dedicated target audience, along with active social promotions and competitions, Tostadora receives a huge amount of visitors month by month across their 5 websites without designers having to worry about promoting their artwork themselves or about logistics.

Tostadora aims to be THE international marketplace for designers looking for international exposure. Artists are encouraged to promote their work on the site, but receive a significant boost to their reach through the platform’s own social reach.

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5. Livy Long

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Livy Long is an illustrator at Hallmark Cards. Her work fuses handmade elements with a refined & clean design approach. The subject matters of her work ranges from animals and characters to hand lettered quotes and botanical details. Her use of limited, but bright color palettes add to her unique style.
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Connect with Livy on Instagram or Tumblr.

Post written by Bryna Shields.

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6. Illustrator: Lesley Buckingham

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I came across the lovely work of Lesley Buckingham through the Central Illustration Agency and was immediately drawn to her loose watercolour illustrations of various natural forms. These delicate pieces appear effortless to the untrained eye although it is clear the amount of effort and talent needed to create these unique illustrations. After seeing Buckingham’s work I was intrigued to know more about her individual practice and so contacted the artist directly. Here is her response when asked about her inspirations and techniques she uses to create her work:

‘I trained in textiles , specialising in embroidery ( which I still do , look up Betty Bib, I make fairies and embroidered pictures ! ) Because my work at college was very illustrative I found myself on leaving , working as a freelancer in both fields – not always easy to produce and market two different types of work – sometimes I have managed to bring the two together as when I wrote and illustrated my Betty Bib fairy books and included both painted and 3-D textile figures in them. More recently I have been showing my much bolder and simpler style of painting through the CIA website … This began with work that I made on holiday and in sketch books ‘playing around ‘, but that I realised had a wider and more commercial appeal than the fairy images and I am currently enjoying working in this style for magazines and some advertising projects. I love the variety of it all !’

More of Buckingham’s work can be found on the Central Illustration Agency website.

 

Thanks for reading,

Carla

 

 

 

 

 

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7. SOFT by Allan McInnes

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Submitted by Allan McInnes for the Illustration Friday topic SOFT.

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8. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Dan Mora

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I’m so impressed with artist Dan Mora’s work on Michael Alan Nelson’s Hexed, that I had to share a sampling of it here with all of you! The little bit that I can find out about Dan Mora on the web is that he lives in Costa Rica, he’s done graphic design work & many illustrations for numerous print/online publications, and loads of concept art/character design work, as well. In it’s previous incarnation, Hexed introduced the great artist Emma Rios to the world, and now it’s Dan Mora’s turn to find legions of new fans.

Hexed, published by Boom Studios, is up to issue 9 now; it will be interesting to see if Mora sticks with that series a while longer or if one of the “Big 2″ scoops him up. Either way, I’ll be following for the good arts!

You can find more of Mora’s artwork, and see many revealing artist process posts, on his “Behance” site here.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com - Andy Yates

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9. Pick of the Week for WARRIOR and This Week’s Topic

 

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Happy Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Zsalto, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of WARRIOR. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

SOFT

Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

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10. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Chris Samnee

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A couple years ago, Chris Samnee was in the unenviable position of having to replace artists Paolo Rivera & Marcos Martin on Marvel’s Daredevil, as regular series artist. Now, 40, or so issues later, that memorable run on Daredevil(which is still going) will now be remembered by most folks as the “classic Samnee/Waid Daredevil run” thanks to Samnee stepping up to the plate artistically! Chris’ stunning visuals match Waid’s character driven scripts perfectly! Studying the great comics artists he grew up with in the 1980’s, and working hard at his craft since he was kid(he got his first professional comics credit when he was 15!), Samnee has become one of the most respected artists working in comics, today.

Chris Samnee won an Eisner Award for Best Penciller/Inker for his work on the The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom, and a Harvey Award for Most Promising Newcomer for 2011’s Capote in Kansas, published by ONI Press.

You can follow the steady stream of updated Chris Samnee art on his website here.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com - Andy Yates

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11. Multidisciplinary Submission :: Sticky Monster Lab

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Sticky Monster Lab is a multidisciplinary creative studio based in Korea. They cover various mediums from illustration to motion graphics, graphic design to product design. This wide spectrum helps make their work so unique and dynamic. Sticky Monster Lab have great wit and attention to detail which has allowed them to collaborate with Nike, Nissan and MTV.
If you’d like to see more work from Sticky Monster Lab, please visit their portfolio.

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12. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Zac Gorman

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Zac Gorman, a life formed between Nintendo NES, and X Box 360; he played video games as a child in Detroit, MI, before settling in front of a larger screen in Chicago, Illinois. His comics filled books are Magical Game Time, and Costume Quest, both of which can be ordered here, as well as art prints, pins, & other knick-knacks.

After getting his feet wet, artistically, with SNES’ Mario Paint, Zac Gorman attended Kendall College of Art and Design.

Currently, you can find Zac working on the comic book version of  Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty for ONI Press, and he occasionally provides storyboards and character designs for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.

You can take a behind the scenes peek at the inner-workings of a mad genius at Zac Gorman’s website here.

Here’s a link to a recent podcast featuring Zac Gorman.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com - Andy Yates

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13. OUTSIDE by Lucas Sauviller

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Submitted by Lucas Sauviller for the Illustration Friday topic OUTSIDE.

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14. Editorial Submission :: Marcel George

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Marcel George is a freelance illustrator living in London. He studied Illustration at Brighton University and graduated in 2010 with first class honours. He specializes in creating hand painted, contemporary watercolour illustrations.

See more of his work on his website.

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15. 3 reasons why making art is good for you!

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“Art washes away from the soul the dusts of everyday life” – Pablo Picasso

 

Believe it or not making art for your own enjoyment actually has its benefits to both your mind and body. We often spend our weeks rushing around focusing on our everyday commitments whether its your job, looking after kids, school or ticking off daily errands, that we never really get the chance to relax.

When you’re overwhelmed with the stresses of a busy lifestyle, actually embracing your creativity can actually reduce anxieties and stresses to clear your mind making you feel better. So art itself is extremely theraputic and to fill you in abit more as to why doodling, colouring or painting should become apart of your weekly schedule here’s 3 reasons why art is good for you!

1. Helps you to slow down - During the week we’re all on the go and so being a little creative whether it’s drawing, colouring, painting or snapping a photo with your camera actually helps you to physically and mentally slow down. Rushing around doesn’t do our bodies internally any good and so making time to do something artistic that you enjoy is healthy to both your body and mind.

2. You embrace a side of yourself you might not usually - Not all of us work a creative job but this doesn’t mean if you’re an accountant for example you can get inky and doodle away! You may even surprise yourself with the things you create and through that feel a sense of achievement in the things you make which builds up your positivity in mind.

3. Self expression and letting out your emotions – Much like music and drama making art in whichever form, helps you to express a side of yourself you might find hard to do otherwise. Like musicians who infuse emotion into the music they write, you can place emotions into the art pieces you make. In turn this helps you to acknowledge your inner feelings and let out things you might not find the words to say which you are can through a brush or ink for example.

Featured illustration is by Oana Befort and you can find out more about her work here.

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16. Enemies Yay

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Enemies Yay is the collaborative work of Laura Blythman and Pete Cromer – both of whom also create incredible colorful work of their own.  Utilizing paper cuts adorned with neon color palettes and patterns, this collaborative collection packs a real punch. With equal parts playfulness and detail, it’s hard not to spend hours looking at each piece, there always seems to be more to discover in their work, which often features quirky characters and lush florals. Their work is a testament to the magic that can happen when you collaborate, and it’s exciting to see what will become of the duo next! Be sure to check out their instagram where they share news and sales of their prints!

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17. Pick of the Week for RUCKUS and This Week’s Topic

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Happy Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Alison Kim, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of RUCKUS. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

OUTSIDE

Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

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18. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Babs Tarr

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Babs Tarr is a core member of the new Batgirl creative team that has been making waves, lately, with their new interpretation of the character, and fresh, modern approach to superhero mythology. She works as the interior artist on the book, while artist Cameron Stewart provides story breakdowns, and cover art. Babs Tarr has drawn a number of dynamic comic book covers herself, like this week’s variant cover to another trailblazing book, Gotham Academy.

Babs Tarr is an accomplished painter, video game concept artist, and all around versatile freelance illustrator. Her many clients include Hasbro, Disney, DC Comics, Boom! Comics, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Boston Globe. Tarr received her BFA in Illustration from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.

You can catch up with Babs Tarr’s convention schedule, and more artwork on her website here.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com - Andy Yates

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19. sally payne illustration

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Sally Payne is a freelance surface pattern designer and illustrator and she has been freelancing for over 10 years, focussing on the children’s market. She enjoys mixing up ideas with various media such as fabric, paper, collage and then scanning and finishing on screen.
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See more of her work here

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20. STRONG by Hexico

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Submitted by Hexico for the Illustration Friday topic STRONG.

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21. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Jill Thompson

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Jill Thompson has been bringing her distinct watercolor illustration style to comics for the last 25 years.  Early on in her career she collaborated with legends like Neil Gaiman on Sandman, George Perez on Wonder Woman, and Grant Morrison on The Invisibles. Thompson has gone on to create her own characters, including The Scary Godmother, which has been adapted for children’s live theater, and two T.V. holiday specials. She also created the children’s series Magic Trixie, and Beasts of Burden with author Evan Dorkin for Dark Horse Comics.

Jill Thompson graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and has been honored with multiple Eisner Awards for illustration in comics.

You can catch up with recent updates, and see more artwork on Jill Thompson’s tumblr site here.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com - Andy Yates

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22. Pick of the Week for STRONG and This Week’s Topic

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Happy Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Constanze von Kitzing, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of STRONG. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

RUCKUS

Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

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HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

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23. Illustrator Submission :: Miquel Tura Rigamonti

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Miquel Tura Riamonti is an illustrator and designer from Barcelona. His work is colourful and fun with a great attention to detail. The isometric style has proved popular with his clients ranging from Samsung to Monocle Magazine. You can view more of his work here.

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24. RUCKUS by Kathleen Jennings

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Submitted by Kathleen Jennings for the Illustration Friday topic RUCKUS.

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25. the yeeha of‏ inspiration

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Alice Palace has been going now for nearly 11 years and the most common question I get asked is where do I find my inspiration – so I have been thinking of the answer, and have 11 yeeha’s to help…

 

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1. Going horse riding is the best thing to help me with my creativity because it gets me outside – the fresh air always helps and my mind is free to wander. It’s about occupying one part of my brain, so the the other part is clear to be creative. It makes me feel happy and the more happy I am, the more creative ideas I have.
- So spend time doing the things you love most in life.
2. The same thing happens when I’m in the car driving by myself and listening/singing along to music. I find it’s a good time to tune out and spend some time inside my own head with my own thoughts. The same thing happens when I wash up – which is why we don’t have a dishwasher!
- So spend some time alone to daydream – your brain needs time for inactivity.
3. If I start work on any illustration idea, then more ideas will follow, and from those ideas there will be even more ideas – it’s just the way it works – but I need to get started in the first place. My main problem is not the lack of ideas, but making myself physically get started with them. Creativity is like a tap and needs to be used to keep it flowing.
- So do whatever you need to do to get started, draw up a timetable, make up some deadlines, pretend the Queen is over for a visit… and then start drawing.
4.  I find I have to do every pointless job there is, before I can start my illustration work – but having a good tidy up of my work area does really help – and then I just have to be super strict. But if I’m having one of those days when the drawings just aren’t right, then I’ll do something completely different for a while as I know that on another day I will do the whole thing much quicker and better.
- So stop if your hearts not in it (and return to it later/the next day).
5. Spending time with inspiring and inquisitive people is great for my own inspiration – anyone that I look up to for whatever reason – can really help with my own ideas.
- So spend time with friends and family (and strangers) that make you tick.
6. I find that walking to work with the dogs is a great start to the day and I love taking photos along the way. I like to look at the world in detail – seeing everything that looks beautiful to me, seeing colours and shapes, changes in the day, that might otherwise be missed.
- So start the day well and you’re more likely to create.
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7. Watching films and reading books also helps to feed my inspiration. I get a monthly magazine subscription to ‘Red’ which is not only a nice surprise every month, but also helps to keep me up to date with fashion, homes and trends. I like ‘The simple things’ magazine too.
- So ask all your inspiring people about their favourites, and make a list, and get watching/reading.
8. Exhibiting at shows really helps me to stay inspired as I see them as an opportunity to show off my illustrations & products, and to get feedback – without these dates in the diary it would be easy to float along without any set deadlines. It’s also a time when I see impressive work by other people, and that inspires me to come up with something equally impressive next time.
- So get yourself out there.
9. Keeping a notebook really helps me – as I seek inspiration from all sorts of sources and I can write down ideas/words and keep them all safe. I’m always on the lookout for the little everyday things, observing people, watching films, dreams I have, reading books, conversations I have, a sentence I read/hear. If I’m really stuck for ideas, then I can look through and see drawings, doodles, scribbles about the weather, the mood I am in, the last time I laughed etc.
- So keep a sketchbook/notebook.
10. It’s good for me to have a routine and I try to have set working hours. I have to be disciplined because there are so many distractions these days with email, mobile, twitter, facebook, instagram, pinterest etc – not to mention the everyday life stuff like cooking, cleaning, looking after the dogs and my small child. The other day one of my friends asked me how I make myself go to work everyday and I found it a hard question to answer on the spot, but after thinking about it, I realised that I must just be pretty disciplined, and enjoy my work! It doesn’t seem like an option to me to not go.
- It’s so easy to let your life get filled up with other stuff, so a routine is really important.
11. If I’m not enjoying an illustration I’m working on, then generally it doesn’t work as well and I need to find a different approach, or just start something new. The BIGGEST thing of all is to enjoy the creation and trust your instinct. I find that the illustrations that work best are the ones that I enjoy doing most.
- To be truly inspired you need to trust your instinct and enjoy what you are creating, and it will show.
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See more Alice Palace illustrations here

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