How to Become an Illustrator Without a Degree

Some professions strictly require you to have a degree in that field. Illustration is not one of those professions. If you want to a career in illustration, but don’t want to go down the conventional path of getting a degree, then fear not! We now have this thing called the internets! Full of many wonderful … Read more

Why is Drawing on a Tablet So Hard? (And How to Improve!)

Graphics tablets are amazing. They are the bridge between artist and machine. They help move forward the careers of millions of creators around the world! We all remember the day we came home with our first graphics tablet, plugged it into our computer… Aaaand then realised that they can be pretty difficult to draw on. … Read more

Is Drawing Every Day Good For You?

Thinking of starting a daily drawing routine? Well, I think that’s a fantastic idea! Drawing is like any skill – the more you do it, the better you will become at it. Maybe you are new to drawing and want to start learning. Or perhaps you already draw and want to get to the next … Read more

Do Illustrators Get Royalties? (And How Does it Work?)

There are many ways an illustrator can get paid: This could be a licensing fee, a once-off flat fee, a dodgy cash-under-the-table deal, “experience” (please avoid this) or royalties. Royalties are usually paid to illustrators who work on picture books. Illustrators get paid royalties if they have signed a contract stating that they will receive … Read more