How to be an Illustrator, 2nd Edition. by Darrel Rees. Publisher: Laurence King. Release Date: January ISBN: View table of contents. How to be an Illustrator, Second Edition. Darrel Rees. £ This book offers practical help and guidance to aspiring illustrators. All areas of. How to be an Illustrator, Second Edition by Darrel Rees, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Table of contents Approx. This was my top pick of three. Who is this book for? By using our website ddarrel agree to our use of cookies.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Books by Darrel Rees. All areas of the job are covered – creating a portfolio; approaching potential clients; preparing for meetings and negotiating contracts; setting up a studio; maintaining a flow of work and managing one’s time and cash. Job-hunting and interviews Chapter hhow Seriously Amy, are you sneaking into my house at night to read my books?!

How to be an Illustrator, Second Edition

Looking for beautiful books? Thanks for telling us about the problem. It was really informative, but the author made to set in the soul-crushing reality that you will probably never succeed in illustration.

Applying the advice is, of course, another matter entirely Oct 01, Amanda Wells rated it really liked it. Who should buy the book? Having gone on quite a binge of this subject, though, I’m finding that I already know a decent amount about running this type of business, and what I actually want to know is the When I got this book, I couldn’t wait to read it.


The book is full of, “Practical help and advice to aspiring illustrators,” and loads of inspiration. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Hi there and welcome to Pikaland! Many major art reed publishers ohw series of books that catalogue and focus on the output of prolific illustrators. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Join our mailing list. Excellent advice for any budding illustrator.

Interviews with 9 different illustrators and also 5 art directors adds depth to the book. It takes more than talent http: What comes closest are those who lump graphic design and multimedia learning together, so that they can churn out students who are employable. Preview — How to be an Illustrator by Darrel Rees. Very helpful for a newbie like me. It’s just the book is not suitable for me and my background is not up to that level yet.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. As I am only just about to start at an arts university it isn’t as relevant, but even things like presenting your portfolio advice in this book is useful food for thought.

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Jul 30, Anna rated it it was amazing. The only thing Fo should point out is that the book deals specifically with the illustration industry in the US and UK — but the information can easily be translated to whichever country you are in.


Dadrel just came across a new book specifically targeted towards Illustrators; although the principles can probably be transferred towards any creative illustratir. This book is geared towards grads or recent grads of illustrators. This book offers practical help and guidance to aspiring illustrators. This is one of the best books on the business of illustration.

Getting started Chapter 2. And I believe some art directors are still old school — they want something to hold. If I was about to graduate from art school and start my career as an illustrator, this is the book I’d want by my side.

I’ve found this book to be so helpful it’s turned into one of my top 5 favourite books of all time. Alongside providing a guide to the best methods for presenting your work Darrel shares anecdotes from his career that help to provide context.

International illustrators are interviewed, discussing how they got their break in the industry, their experiences with clients, their methods of promoting work and more.

Be the first to ask a question about How to be an Illustrator. I’m currently on my second year at University studying illustration, next year will be my last, and I’m constantly worried I will be unprepared when the time comes for me to try seeking out agents, art directors and clients.

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