My path from engineer πŸ‘·β€β™€οΈ to illustrator πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨

In middle school I used to spend my evenings drawing images of Sailor Moon, it made me feel so relaxed and happy that I just wanted to do it forever. When I went to high school I met this girl that was very good at drawing. One day she lent me one of her sketches which I immediately tried to replicate and I couldn’t. Her drawing was right there in front of me yet as much as I tried to follow the lines and angles I just couldn’t, I never did. This was when I ruled out drawing as a profession. Since if we were still in high school and she was already so talented obviously I wasn’t going to be able to draw to her level, she was talented and I wasn’t.

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Ideas to go from student to full-time Illustrator πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨

A couple of years ago I found this article about how to turn your Illustrations skills into a full-time job and from time to time I revisit it to see what I need to do in this path to learning how to draw and live from my illustrations.Β 

The part that I love the most about this article is that was made by Patreon and it’s an interview withΒ one of my favorite Illustrators and biggest inspirationsΒ Frannerd.Β 

Here is the article:

How Illustrator Fran Meneses Went from Unemployed to Full-Time ArtistΒ (and How You Can, Too)

https://blog.patreon.com/fran-meneses

My favorite points are 1,2, 4 and 7. Which ones are your favorite?

Who’s your favorite Illustrator or your biggest inspiration?

Paola