The Book Illustration Competition 2017

 

The Book Illustration Competition 2017 is now open!

The Book Illustration Competition is a unique partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society that seeks to identify and promote new talent in illustration. The competition is open to illustrators over the age of 18, both student and professional, who have not been previously published by The Folio Society.

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What Do Illustration Agents Do?

Illustration Ltd.’s Harry Lyon-Smith estimates that there are over 1000 illustration commissions each week in the United Kingdom.

With so many illustrators working on so many projects and any given time, it is clear that there is a big demand for representation out there. Illustration agents, like any agent, are the linchpin in the relationship between artists and the commissioning clients.

That might not explain what the agency does, and why freelancers need them but like any agency, there are certain tasks the agents will do to make it far easier for the freelancer excel in their career. As Caroline Thomson of Arena Illustration agency put it, “An agent is your support, quality control, sounding board and mentor.”

What do Illustration Agents do?

So, here are five practical every-day tasks that we can help you with...

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Illustration portfolio advice: 7 things agents look out for in an illustration portfolio

Illustrators and animators eventually reach a point of curiosity about agency representation. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, applying to agencies for inclusion on their roster can be a daunting task. At Illustration Ltd, we receive an extremely high volume of requests for representation from artists all around the world, and our success stems from a careful method of selection.

Here’s 7 simple tips to help you stand out from this rather large crowd.

7 things agents look out for in an illustration portfolio

7 things agents look out for in an illustration portfolio

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Vanessa Dell – Lack of Diversity

Inside Housing Magazine commission Vanessa Dell for an illustration exposing the lack of diversity in housing leadership.

The piece was inspired by the film poster art for 'Being John Malkovich' which involved making a crowded composition for the double page spread. For this brief the people needed to be of different ethnic backgrounds and all holding the same identical mask, hinting at the domination of white, middle-aged men in the housing leadership sector.

New Artists at Début Art.

Debut Art’s roster is seeing some shiny new faces! From José Bernabé’s exquisite typography, to Marcin Wolski’s moody scenes, to Christian Gralingen’s surreal scenes meet technical diagrams, to Jennifer Dionisio’s modern noir, and to Edu Fuentes’ bold paper animations, these five new artists are redrawing the tenets of traditional illustration.

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Katerina Kerouli – Scoop Magazine

Katerina Kerouli has been kept pretty busy!  Here is just one of her illustrations she produced for Scoop Magazine - the article was about a wolf pack in the Scottish Highlands . Katerina is busy now working on two picture books for Bloomsbury Publishing which hopefully we can reveal later in the year ...

For more of Katerina's lovely work please check out her website link : http://www.artistpartners.com/portfolios/kat-kerouli/

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