Depending on who you talk to, some say you don’t need to go to school in order to be an illustrator. If you can draw you can illustrate. I disagree with that. Drawing is the foundation of this profession but there is so much more to the skill that needs to be learned before you can work professionally. Ideally, someone should go to school and focus on drawing or illustration. I went to school for graphic design and also hold a degree in Computer Animation. Design is a very valuable field to know if you are an illustrator so taking classes in it would be extremely helpful. Also, I continue my illustration education every chance I can get. I’ve attended many conferences and workshops to learn more about my craft and stay informed about any new developments in the industry.

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