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CheriChictopia
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CheriChictopia
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This is the official fashion illustrator thread. Want to become a fashion illustrator or have experience as a professional illustrator? Share some tips and your experiences here in this forum topic to help out fellow Chictopians!

xo,
Cheri

posted over 2 years ago
purplewang
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purplewang
posts: 137

My favorite fashion illustrators are The Blake Wright and Eri the Mermaid (you can google their blogs). I also interviewed Blake on my Chic Blog. It seems like as an illustrator you do a lot of freelance work, and have a side job in graphic design or something to pay the bills. You should put your work out there and start a site/blog and try to get exposure to bigger brands. Blake does freelance for Neiman Marcus now which is a pretty big deal! I’m not an illustrator though, but I do follow the career of many. I’d love to hear about the experience of others. :)

posted over 2 years ago
 
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My favourite Fashion Illustrators are Garence Dore and Bernadette form Decade Diary. I love watercolour illustrations the most!

We’ve interviewed some Fashion illustrators on our website here that have collaborated and done work for big brands such as H&M, Net-a-porter and Vogue and they started just by showcasing their work on their blog.

It’s amazing to hear their stories and look forward to sharing more creative individuals work!

posted over 2 years ago
 
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karenlouise
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If you want to become self-employed as a fashion illustrator, you probably should maintain a steady job while developing your own client base. But remember that it will take lots of patience to get your business built, so be patient:)
P.S. My favorite fashion illustrators are Antonio lopez and David downtown

posted about 2 years ago
 
penelope204
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learning fashion illustration is also good for those interested in fashion design since learning how to sketch is a must . I am curretly taking a fashion illustration course since I want to apply to FIT and what I have learned has amazed me. I know I wouldn't have learned as much if I was't taking this class.

posted over 1 year ago
 
bexiblogs
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bexiblogs
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I work full time as a fashion designer and on weekends as a freelancer for all sorts of things. My freelance work is about half and half, fashion design and fashion illustration (two very different things!). I prefer illustration as it is more about creating a fun image people will be attracted too, while design is more technical. Working with clients can be really...really difficult. I have amazing clients that I love working with, so not all are bad. But the difficult ones often dont understand how much time it takes to create a drawing and push impossible deadlines on me. My advice for anyone wanting to become a freelancer is #1 practice every day. #2 invest in professional supplies, a  subscription to photoshop, a nice scanner, etc. #3 read a book and do research on how to write a contract, ensure you get payment, and protect your intellectual rights #4 Treat freelancing like an office job, be professional and stick to deadlines!  These are all the tips I would of wanted when I started out! I am still starting out and havent put as much time into it as I could, since I also work full time. One day I would like to be 100% freelance.

posted 3 months ago
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