I'm studying Illustration for my Graphic Design course, and if anybody could answer some questions you'd truly be helping me out!
1) Currently I view the Illustration industry as a vast, deep ocean that youíre bound to be completely lost in unless you have the biggest, shiniest boat. And you only get the big, shiny boat if your Aunt, twice removed on you motherís side, knows someone, or of course if youíve gotten lucky and won the lottery.Do you think this is unecessarily negative?
2) I see ALOT of same-old same-old illustration, especially with pen and ink illustration. There is definately a current fashion, even to illustration, that people never realise until years later. Do you think it's better to stick to a trend in order to get work, or should you stick to your true identity as an artist and do exactly the kind of work you want?
3) I also feel that Illustration is underappreciated by general society, even more so than Graphic Design. Illustration is never categorised as itís own thing, itís simply under the wing of Graphic Design, or under the wing of fine art. Therefore, there is no illustration industry, it is just viewed as part of a bigger entity. Do you agree with this statement?
Thankyou for your time,