The 2012 End Of Year Big Resources Round-up

Sat 8th December, 2012 @ 10:43am by zero2illo

As it’s coming to the end of the year I thought now would be a good time to gather together some of the great resources we’ve come across during the year, along with some new ones to keep us all motivated and inspired over the festive period.

So, grab a coffee and let’s dive right in…


Carin Berger Interview

Great interview with collage Illustrator Carin Berger on the excellent site Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. Be sure to check out the rest of the site for lots more great Illustrator interviews too.

Here’s another nice little spotlight on Carin’s latest book ‘A Perfect Day’ from the Seven Impossible Things site too, sharing some process pics from the creation of the book.

Illustration Friday Interviews

There have been lots of great interviews on the re-vamped Illustration Friday site this year – highlights have been:

Calef Brown

Susie Ghahremani

Meg Hunt

Illustration Process

Erica Sirotich – Illustrated Living California Wildlife Map

Fantastic and thorough process post on the 10 Paces & Draw site from one of my favourite Illustrators Erica Sirotich, charting the process of her beautifully Illustrated map of Californian wildlife.

Edel Rodriguez – Newsweek Cover

Here’s a great post from Edel Rodriguez sharing the process of his latest Newslweek cover – lot’s of great pics of sketches, reference material and painting in this one.

Gregory Manchess – National Geographic Pirate Paintings

In this in-depth series of process posts, Greg takes us through the entire process of creating the series of pirate murals he completed for National Geographic.

Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6 / Part 7 / Part 8


Dani Jones Answers All Your Illustration Questions

Illustrator extraordinaire and savvy online guru, Dani Jones, has just updated and completed a monster FAQ section on her website with answers to every single question she has ever been asked. Whether a seasoned pro or just starting out in the Illustration business, this is well worth a read.

The Ultimate Social Media Sizing Guide

Have you ever wondered what the pixel dimensions need to be when creating your Facebook covers, Twitter backgrounds etc? Here is the ultimate guide to social media sizing with detailed information about pixel dimensions and clear zones.

Jesper Ejsing – ‘Advice I Wish Someone Had Told Me 20 Years Ago’

Inspiring post from the Muddy Colours blog with fantasy Illustrator Jesper Ejsing sharing some great advice.


Sarah Maycock – Abstract Graphic Novel

I recently stumbled across Sarah Maycock’s lovely work and was blown away by her powerful and quite moving abstract graphic novel titled ‘Argue’. Sarah shows through her work that there are so many unique ways to approach the medium of sequential art.

Gregory Manchess’s ’10 Things’ Posts On The Muddy Colours Blog

These posts from the experienced and amazingly talented painter/Illustrator Greg Manchess have been some of the most inspiring and informative posts that I’ve read this year. Here’s a list of the series so far…

Leo Espinosa’s New Book – ‘The Magical Book of Pombo’

I’m closing this round-up post with a bang and sharing a post from the amazing Leo Espinosa, sharing his notes and lots of Illustrations and sketches from the creation of his new book ‘The Magical Book Of Pombo’.

There is so much to be inspired by in this post, from character designs to colour choices, Leo’s post is such a feast for the eyes.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this round-up post and for more inspiration and motivation, keep an eye out on the zero2illo blog next week for our annual Holiday Season zero2illo special offer bundle!

NOTE: If you’ve been thinking of buying one of our e-guides, you’ll probably want to wait to see what we have in store for you in the bundle next week first!



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