Illustrators Will Terry, Lee White, and Jake Parker talk about illustration, how to do it, how to make a living at it, and how to make an impact in the world with your art.
Should You Work With A Small Publisher?
This week, Jake Parker, Lee White, and Will Terry take on listener questions — should you work with a small publisher, and what red flags should you look for? Should you track all your ideas and inspirations? Should you do spec work? Should you get more training if you already have an art following? Listen on as we tackle these questions and get you practical answers!
Slowing It Down
What is the Slowvember Challenge? You might have heard of it before, but Lee White has updated it to focus on recovery, creative refreshment, and deep, focused work on a singular image. This week, Jake Parker, Lee White, and Will Terry discuss the different strategies and steps needed to do the challenge and how you can bounce back from the intensity of Inktober and embrace the slow, studied approach!
Burnout affects everyone, and the harder you work, the more susceptible you are to it. How do you avoid it, and if you’re going through it, how do you push through to the other side? This week, Jake Parker, Lee White, and Will Terry discuss the different techniques you can use to manage stress and solve burnout, and how to work stress management into your daily life.
Finding a Mentor
Art mentors can supercharge your career and teach you the tricks and shortcuts you need to hit the ground running. But how do you convince someone to take you on as a mentee? This week Jake Parker, Lee White, and Will Terry discuss the perfect way to approach a potential mentor from a pro artist’s perspective. They also discuss email templates that you can use when reaching out to new potential mentors!
How To Do Inktober
How do I do Inktober? Why not hear from the founder Jake Parker, as well as artists Lee White and Will Terry, as they discuss the benefits of challenging yourself by doing a drawing a day for a whole month, as well as offer advice on different approaches to the prompt list. They also discuss their ideas for three different prompts from the 2020 list!
Contracts vs. Reality
Now that you’ve gotten your gig and are ready to get to work, how do you navigate the tricky world of contracts and keep yourself and your art protected? This week, Jake Parker, Lee White, and Will Terry discuss the basics of contracts for illustrators, and tell you all about what to watch for when you sign the dotted line.
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Fun and educational
I started listening to this podcast as I finish my thesis and prepare to dive into the illustration professional world full time, and I have had the best time. I have learned quite a bit and feel way more prepared to look at the business side of illustration, and I’ve laughed A LOT in the meantime.
A most worthwhile listen…
I have been illustrating professionally for almost a decade and I heartily suggest anyone interested in art making, illustrating, or picture book making listen to this podcast. The abundance of knowledge between these 3 pros is invaluable, accurate, and worthwhile to beginners and seasoned professionals. For me it has validated so many experiences I’ve had as an illustrator and I’ve gleaned quite a bit of wisdom from listening to it.
Give it a listen and hear for yourself!
I just started listening and I am obsessed. I love the different perspectives given and have taken away so much valuable information.