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Latest Blog Posts for Escape From Illustration Island

  • Where Do You Sell Your Work Online?
    on Mar 19, 2010 in Weekend Forum
    (Illustration by Julissa Mora) Do you sell products or prints of your Illustration work online? I recently posted two articles here at EFII called 15 Places to Sell Your Work Online and 4 More Places to Sell Your Work Online, as well as a Weekend Fo...
  • Art Direction Explained, At Last!
    on Mar 18, 2010 in Reviews
    Steven Heller, Art Director for the New York Times Book Review, recently appeared on Episode 25 of the EFII Podcast, where we discussed the Illustrator/Art Director relationship and the ways that artists can make the most of their portfolios. For thi...
  • How to Add a Grain Texture in Photoshop
    on Mar 17, 2010 in Tutorial of the Week
    Want to add texture to your Illustrations? This week’s Tutorial of the Week features a great 7-step approach to creating and applying your own grainy texture to your work using Adobe Photoshop. This very simple and straight-forward tutorial is...
  • Podcast Episode 26 – Ron English
    on Mar 16, 2010 in Podcast
    Episode 26 of the Escape From Illustration Island Podcast features an audio interview with Ron English, well-known artist and “Billboard Liberator”.  Together we discuss his sometimes controversial work depicting Barack Obama, Abraham Li...
  • Share Your Illustration 2(Illustration by Michelle Duckworth) Last year, I invited all Illustrators to share one piece of their artwork with the EFII community, view the work of their fellow artists, interact, and possibly make some new connections. You can now view over 75...
  • What Are Your Work Hours?
    on Mar 13, 2010 in Business Weekend Forum
    This week’s Weekend Forum is inspired by a post by Jimena Sanchez on her Spanish-language Illustration blog, Illustrando en Mexico. In her post, she recounts a personal story about setting work hours as a freelance creative professional.  An E...
  • Promotion 101 for Artists
    on Mar 12, 2010 in Business
    Want to sharpen your Promotion skills? Here are 25 incredibly useful posts for Illustrators, Graphic Designers, and other creative professionals who want to know more about the best ways to promote their freelance business. These articles, interviews...
  • Friends of Lulu – Promoting the Work of Women in Comics
    on Mar 11, 2010 in Features Reviews
    For this week’s Featured Resource, I’d like to highlight Friends of Lulu, a “national organization whose main purpose is to promote and encourage female readership and participation in the comic book industry”. Through educati...
  • How to Add a Watercolor Palette to Your Sketchbook
    on Mar 11, 2010 in Tutorial of the Week
    Artist Tracy Bishop recently posted her method for creating a portable, built-in watercolor palette for those times when she’s out and about with her sketchbook and wants to be able to add some color to her drawings. Most of the time, EFII̵...
  • 10 Steps to Powerful Online Self-Promotion for Creatives
    on Mar 10, 2010 in Business
    Want to be better at marketing your creative business? What follows is an interview with Alex Mathers, Illustrator and author of two wonderful Illustration blogs, Ape on the Moon and Red Lemon Club.  RLC is a site dedicated to helping freelancers an...
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