I am currently in my 3rd year of Illustration at Sheridan.
Obviously I am not graduating soon, but it really is coming quite fast for me. My goal is to become an editorial illustrator, but I am not limiting myself in field, merely that is the subject matter I am most interested in.
I eventually would like to enter the Illustration as Visual Essay Masters at SVA.
My question is, to all you professional illustrators out there: Should I try (not saying I will get in, but at least try) to apply straight out of my current program or should I spend a few years (probably 5 at least) doing freelance?
How hard is it to go back to school after being in freelance for a while?