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Writing, Illustrating & Publishing => Illustrating => Topic started by: Judith on August 03, 2011, 07:38 PM

Title: Question for Magazine illustrators
Post by: Judith on August 03, 2011, 07:38 PM
I'll be presenting a workshop about writing for magazines and would like to include a little information about illustrating for them.  Any comments or advice I can pass on would be appreciated, since I have absolutely no experience with illustrating.  Also, can you tell me if magazine illustration gave you entry into the picture book market?
Thanks for your help.
Judith
Title: Re: Question for Magazine illustrators
Post by: Wendy Martin on August 03, 2011, 07:45 PM
In my experience illustrating for magazines, I have received a copy of the text to be illustrated and some art direction from the editor. I've been lucky in most of the images I send pencils for there are few changes requested, but every once in a while a story gets changed and the image has to be revisited from scratch.

I illustrate books and magazines in tandem, so for me it's kind of like the chicken and the egg paradigm.