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What Is the Best Resource for a Technical Illustrator Who Wants to Go Freelance Designer?

July 03, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 157

Technical illustration may be chosen as your new career in freelancing. You are able to enhance details using certain web based technical illustration tools right from your homes. The other option is to buy the software and start improving your skills by creating more drawings as part of your portfolio. However, you face several challenges in skill building being a technical illustrator. One challenge is enhancing details and demonstrating certain particulars of an object or product more clearly than a photograph would. This means that a graphic digital designer may be allowed to certain aspects where a photographer and his or her camera cannot go. A digital illustrator can effectively present highly emotional, narrative, product detailed, or even fantasy based materials.

Depending on the medium, the style of the technical illustrator and the goal of the technical illustration may be drawn from a variety of looks. One may choose from using the super amazing revived art deco style, post modern look, highly personalized style, descriptive, or informational. Most illustrators usually demonstrate a more consistent personal style. It is therefore critical that a graphics designer should know which style suits his or her skills best. Magazine may be more on setting the tone and pique. The image or picture usually carries and reflects the whole story. In this case, layout must be integrated with the illustration in the least distraction. Newspapers normally used black and white spot art. As you search through the sections, you find different kinds of art such as fashion, product, or sports. For those artists whose passions are in political activism or concerning animal rights, the prints and drawings were made to influence people in order to bring desired change.

The best resource for your type of creativity or art is the medium that publishes a related niche. For example, a fashion illustration can be seen more in advertising. A fashion illustrator may hire a live model wearing clothes being advertised by the client. The communication of this concept is very challenging but interesting. How do you drive the interest of the consumers? You need to learn from magazine and clotheswear manufacturing companies. There are several websites with array of materials that could help communicate the message and nature of the organization. A highly creative piece would be a combination of drawing and photography. Greeting cards, medical, or technical illustration have different styles. You need to define your niche and then set a style. From there, you can start looking for related companies, books, magazines, or websites needing your art.

I am a professional technical illustrator and graphic designer, specializing in technical illustration, digital graphic design, apparel design, diagrams, charts and product illustration. For my portfolio, please visit David Herrick Illustration

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