As self-employed freelancers, illustrators need to pay particularly close attention to how they manage their money. Do it correctly and you can pay your taxes easily, save for your future, and retire in style. Neglect it and your financial health may not be as rosy. These are my suggestions for managing your money:
Many illustrators use tablets to do some or all of their art. If you’re new to them, they may seem overwhelming. Having a pressure-sensitive drawing tablet, whether it has a screen or not, can make a huge difference in your workflow. Here are 6 ways they can help:
Since I launched my one-on-one consultation service, I’ve met with a good amount of aspiring illustrators. One thing that seems to be a commonality amongst them is the feeling of readiness—that their work isn’t good enough to start promoting. Well, here’s a secret: you’ll never feel ready. But don’t let that stop you from marketing your work.