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Easy vector illustration tutorial for beginners. Create flat illustrations with Adobe Capture CC

I love working with vector graphics. Vectors are every designer’s dream as they are scalable and versatile. Vectors also make more valuable assets if you are looking to sell your work on Creative Market and image stocks. My love affair with…

My drawing year. How one handmade sketchbook helped me get creative again

This blog post is an ode to one A5 handmade sketchbook that got me drawing again after a long break. This book has travelled to many places with me and became a safe space for exploration. Following my Masters Degree and a start of my…

Trick your mind to draw better. 5 simple tips to help you draw

I have never thought that I would become an illustrator and draw professionally when I was growing up. And although I always enjoyed creating stories and doodling as a child, I did not get any art education until I came to the UK at the age…

10 ways to make money and stay creative in between commissions for a freelance illustrator

The nature of freelance work means that there will surely be moments when you find yourself in between projects, looking to make money with illustration but with no potential gigs. That is the time when all your perseverance skills will be…

An illustrator's review of iPad Pro VS Wacom. And my favourite drawing apps.

Updated 22 Octobe 2019 Portable and easy to use, iPad Pro helped me draw and deliver illustrations while on the aeroplane, on the beach, in bed and in beautiful cafes around the globe. Creating print-ready illustration on the go is now possible…

Bologna Children’s Book Fair: An Ultimate Guide for Illustrators

Bologna Children’s Book Fair is a fantastic event for anybody interested in the publishing industry, and particularly for us, illustrators. This year Bologna Fair hosted over 1,390 exhibitors from the international children’s publishing…

7 tips for illustrating your first children's picture book

I have always wanted to illustrate a children's picture book for as long as I can remember myself. There is definitely something magical about creating your own visual world that you can share with others. Just over a year ago I had no idea…