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    NEED HELP!CAN I WORK AS A illustrator?

    Last edited by lqsfsf; January 2nd, 2011 at 09:50 AM. Reason: i don't wanna see these!!i'll be back!
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    i just don't konw where is my furter.i‘m just a college graduate。still have no work to do.personally,i wanna work as a illustrator for magazine our CD’s cover or anything ,whatever.i do happy that my pic can be used in anywhere.

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    Do you have any more finished pieces? These all look very sketchy and very unfinished.

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    I'd suggest opening a sketchbook in the Sketchbook section of the forum, to post your work, receive critiques, and improve. In all honesty, I don't think you could be an illustrator at the moment, but in a year of hard practice with critique from other artists, who knows. Please don't take this as harsh, I just want to tell you the truth.

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    From what my professors used to tell me (and that was only 3 years ago) graduates straight out of college rarely get hired as illustrators. Forgive the phrase, but you have to pay your dues first. Work with signs, logos and documentation graphics, first. From that you will build a portfolio you can then present to potential employers as work you have already created for jobs. You can spend a good 10 years doing this.

    Also, as someone who personally knows an illustrator, it's INCREDIBLY hard to get into. She has been working as an illustrator for over 30 years and is amazingly talented (Her name is Ann Iosa if you want to look up her work) and yet, is finding it hard to find work in this job market.

    I'm not trying to discourage you from trying, always try, send in your portfolio every chance you get, the most an HR rep can do is not give you an interview. Also, the advice I was given from ESPN's illustration department head, go to the library and study the illustration magazines and believe it or not, Playboy. They often feature new artists for a quick panel in their editions which is seen by just about anyone in the business. You can get a good idea of what is currently out there and what employers are looking for.

    One more small advice bit: Make sure you spell correctly and use proper grammar when job hunting. If I was a potential employer who saw your post, I would pass by the thread based on your poor writing.

    Good Luck! Believe me, I'm also in the same boat and completely understand the frustration of not having a job. Try taking a portfolio to local shops as well, you might get a chance to prove yourself. Always try even if you feel you're under qualified, like I said, the most someone can say is "no". And sometimes, you get lucky. ^_^

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    None of those pieces are finished enough to get you work.


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