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Tim OBrien
How illustration works
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Art directors see this and a light goes off above their heads...
This is a brief article intended for my family and friends. This is what I do for a living. I'm an illustrator. They ask... "But how do you get work? Is it scary?" "Hell yes! I spend my hard earned cash on websites ads and mailers showing what I do. Art Buyers and Art Directors see these ads and find something in it that will solve their visual problem. They call and pitch their job and suggest a fee. I urge them upwards, we agree and I procrastinate until it's due and then I illustrate it." That's pretty much it.
...then I do this. The first is a fun piece of jumping dolphins. This one is for a drug company. My job is to try to have fun doing both.


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