|© Holly DeWolf|
I created this illustration for the article, The Illustration Fiction We Tell Ourselves. A sample of the things discussed are:
1. I'm not ready! The reality is, we are never going to be a 100% ready. There's always something to do and something to improve. Being ready is a process. This process should include a plan. Once you begin with your plan then start with the small tasks and keep going. Illustration is not about being done or finished because ideas don't stop.
2. I don't have time to promote. You can't afford not to. Promotion is one of the largest components to this profession. If you do not promote yourself then who will? If you do not have an agent, then it's up to you. This job is a daily event that includes social networking, updating your website, posting news, sending mailers, emails, phone calls and blogging not to mention making work. It all comes down to a pre-scheduled system. Once you begin doing this on a regular basis then it will become one of your greatest assets and a regular creative habit.