Amulet 6 is out you guys!
It’s a great read and I can’t recommend it enough. Or the first five books for that matter.
You can snag a copy on amazon or check out your local bookstore.
Those walls of yours are looking a little bare?
Well, what you do know - free worldwide shipping from InPrnt this weekend!
My shop is here, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Anonymous asked: Hi Tim! I'm studying art and design at college and we've been encouraged to contact professional artists / illustrators such as yourself! So yeah ... anything you can tell me would be awesome really. (your process , thoughts, how your work develops, techniques, colour choice etc) Thanks in advance.
Wow - that’s a big question. Here are a few thoughts that come to mind.
One of the big things, especially while you’re still in school, is learn the fundamentals. Anatomy, figure drawing, perspective, composition - these are all invaluable things you should learn backwards and forwards.
Draw all the time. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but carry a sketchbook and draw! I find even taking notes to be helpful if there’s a situation where I can’t draw.
When working on an illustration always do thumbnails. It might seem like a pain, but do lots of thumbnails. Even when you think you’ve figured out the composition for your piece, do more thumbnails and make sure. It’ll help you figure out any problems beforehand and save you lots of headaches later.
Hope that helps! If you have more questions, feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck in school!