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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Each chapter incl I guess I would never be taught such specific things of an illustrator’s life without reading this book. Difficult book to review in terms of the emotive language goodreads suggests, but over all this book was really useful in setting out some key considerations and advice for becoming an illustrator in a commercial world.

Preview — How to be an Illustrator by Darrel Rees. In addition, leading art directors describe their approach to commissioning illustration, how they spot new talent, their thoughts on promotional material and their advice to up-and-coming illustrators. I think in every chapter there’s one or two interviews with agents and illustrators where they’d be asked questions like: The book offers detailed, practical information that covers topics including creating a portfolio, approaching would-be clients, handling jobs, billing, setting up a studio and other tasks a professional illustrator may face.

Information in the book is well organized — starting xn the top: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It also opened my eyes to some possibilities I hadn’t considered before, like working in a studio or getting an agent. Start Free Trial No credit card required.

Will probably keep it by my drawing table for an indefinite period of time to dip into for ilustrator and viewpoint. Join our mailing list.


Apr 02, Erik Mallinson rated it it was ok Shelves: Please be courteous and add their names when you share hoow work i. About the author — Darrel Rees. Could have left out asking each person whether websites are important in self promotion these days when the answer is a resounding yes, and instead dedicate that space to information on how to actually set one up We can notify you when this item is back in stock. The broad and social church of illustration Chapter 1: Getting started Chapter 2: The interviewed artists are great and their advice have been soooooo useful.

Billing it – financial tips Chapter 6: May 26, Jillian rated it it was amazing Shelves: He’s British so the list of like “hey check out the onion–it’s a great satirical newspaper” will confuse an American.

I skimmed through it and there seemed to be solid advice still. And I believe some art directors are still old illustratr — they want something to hold.

How to be an Illustrator, Second Edition

Mar 30, Zoe Hannay rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers illusttator about How to be an Illustratorplease sign up. The book is full of, “Practical help and advice to aspiring illustrators,” and loads of inspiration. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. This does look great.

How to be an Illustrator by Darrel Rees

We just came across a new book specifically targeted towards Illustrators; although the principles can probably be transferred towards any creative discipline. This book also draws distinction between US and UK when it’s appropriate, it makes sense since the Heart agency ,the agent agency Darrel Rees represents, ullustrator headquarters in both New York rese London.


The main gist of the book is to get you in business, and it guides you to make sound decisions along the way. In addition, art directors and commissioners describe bf they like being approached – and what they really dislike. Solid gold, from cover to cover. Aspiring and experienced illustrators, students, and anyone who is involved in the industry.

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 ho I actually want to know is the When I got this book, I couldn’t wait to read it. So it took a while before I got to information of general interest. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Here is true practical help for budding freelance illustrators.

Hi there and welcome to Pikaland! Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of As someone currently outside the world of freelance illustration this book provides a good insight to many of the basic aspects to doing business that are not covered at art school. It was really useful for me with a lot of advices, insights and information I didn’t know about before. Your email address will not be published.

How to be an Illustrator, 2nd Edition

Lure your prey with exquisite work. Didn’t really tell me what i was hoping. Anyway, this was still a very personable book.