The Big July Resources Round-up

Wed 11th July, 2012 @ 2:00pm by zero2illo

It’s been a while since our last zero2illo resources roundup post, but there’s plenty to savour in the list below.

So without further ado, let’s jump right in…


Leigh Hodgkinson

Leigh is a children’s book author, Illustrator and award winning animator too and her books are a firm favourite in our house. This lovely little interview on the Cupcakes for Clara blog is a nice introduction to Leigh’s amazing work.

I’m also excited to announce that Leigh will be one of our panelists at the zero2illo LIVE UK 1 day Illustration conference in November.


Paper Wings

Primarily about comics, the fantastic Paper Wings podcasts from Chris Oatley and Lora Innes are full of useful and inspiring content. What better way to learn and be inspired than popping on a quality podcast while you’re busy working on those Illustrations.


Pricing Your Work

Although this article on ‘Graphic Design Pricing’ is primarily aimed at Designers, the info in the post is solid and also holds up for Illustrators too.

Muddy Colors

The Muddy Colours blog, with posts from some of the top powerhouses of contemporary Illustration including Gregory Manchess, Dan Dos Santos, Justin Gerard and Jesper Ejsing, is a goldmine of information.

Some recent standout posts include:

10 Things I Remember About Planning Paintings (pictures) by Gregory Manchess

Compositions by Jesper Ejsing

10 Things I Remember About Training by Gregory Manchess

10 Things I Remember About Portfolios by Gregory Manchess

Using Textures & Brushes

If you’ve ever struggled with using textures and brushes in digital art, this post by Emmeline Pidgen on the Ten Paces & Draw blog will be very useful.

Will Terry

Will Terry is a very experienced children’s book Illustrator and shares his vast experience (and beautiful work) in thoughtful and informative posts on his blog. A couple of great recent posts that are well worth a read are:

Being Teachable

My Advice For Beginning Illustrators

What Kind Of Illustrator Are You?

Freelance Switch Guide To Breaking Into Freelance Illustration

This in depth article from Freelance Switch is full of useful information and also includes interviews with 5 Illustrators on the subject too.

What To Do When Ideas Stop Coming

This short post from Creative Something is short but sweet. The tips are obvious, but we all need reminding when we’re up against a deadline and the well seems to have dried up.

That’s a wrap for this round-up post – we hope you’ve found it useful and look forward to bringing you lots more Inspiration and Information in the next roundup.



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