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Yesterday, a friend handed me a newspaper article looking for freelance illustrators for a publishing company's children's book department. It said nothing more except contact info.
I was wondering if there's any children oriented illustrators (or illustrators of any kind would be VERY welcome) on here that could give me some insights as to what this job might entail, maybe some pointers too (would be SUPER helpful).
I'm not even sure I can get the job (my style isn't all that illustration-y) but I think I'm going to give it a shot anyway. I really like to know what I'm getting into BEFORE I try for something. Hate to get myself into things that leave me tearing my hair out!
Thank you SO much in advance! I didn't have anywhere else to take my questions.....
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." ~Georgia O'Keeffe
I illustrate local childrens books. It's hard work, quite often
with excruciating deadlines, but it pays well. I cannot speak
for the entire industry though. Some houses operate differently.
Be prepared to wait for pay, depending on the terms. Make sure
you read the contract carefully. Submit your portfolio, but nothing
else until you have either their signature or a paycheck.
Again, I must reiterate. It's no pleasure cruise. Be prepared
for some late nights and a couple of sleepless ones.
Some links for you. This one is one of the new stickies
Business and Professional Practices links for artists
A recent thread
Contracts with Clients
Not sure what other pointers to give you...if you feel that your art is
not up to the standard they want, don't be surprised if you never
hear from them.
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