My path from engineer 👷‍♀️ to illustrator 👩‍🎨

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 👩‍🎨

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. 

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

Here is the article:

How Illustrator Fran Meneses Went from Unemployed to Full-Time Artist (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

My favorite Illustrators from “Making Comics” by Scott McCloud

Making Comics by Scott McCloud
 
 

This is a list of Illustrators that caught my eye in the awesome book “Making Comics” by Scott McCloud which I read recently and is full of important information if you are a self-taught illustrator or comic artist so I definitely recommend you to check it out.

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New Video: Mossery Unboxing Sketchbook

Hi blog bunnies!

In this video I share the unboxing of a Mossery Pastel Sky Sketchbook that I got back in 2018, I don’t own it anymore because the paper it has wasn’t what I was looking for to use with my watercolors but the cover and the brand is so beautiful that I wanted to share.

Back in 2018 Mossery created a Zine which I showed in the video, if you want to know more about the Zine just go to this link: https://www.mossery.co/blogs/news/to-inspire-and-encourage-inktober-2018-zine and if you want to know more about the artists that collaborated in this project you can go here: https://www.mossery.co/pages/mossery-inktober-2018

Mossery Sketchbook Unboxing Pastel Sky

Do you own a Mossery sketchbook? What do you think about the paper? 

Paola

Why drawing is so difficult?

Video 1: Why is drawing so hard?

 

I always thought drawing was easy because I did it since I was little but when I started doing illustration more seriously I noticed that what I saw in my head wasn’t as easy to represent as I thought it would be. Then after drawing and practicing for months I stopped because I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t improving 😡. So I started researching on YouTube and found this video that explained that it isn’t just about practicing…

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