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World Illustration Awards 2023 announces shortlist of incredible illustrators

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Sara Neuhart – Visual Thoughts on Current Affairs (Editorial) Over 5,000 entries to this year's World Illustration Awards have been whittled to a shortlist of 200 incredible artists. Rachel Hill, CEO of the Association of Illustrators, says: "We are delighted to announce the 2023 World Illustration Awards shortlist.

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Illustrators on the challenges facing them in 2024, and how they're responding

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We canvassed the views of illustrators, who shared their biggest challenges and explained what they're doing to meet them. Working as an illustrator is a fun way to earn a living, but it's not without its challenges, not least the need to constantly adapt to new challenges and shifting paradigms. Sebastian Abboud tells a similar story.

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Ian Morris on what it takes to be a successful children's book illustrator

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Award-winning children's book illustrator Ian Morris reveals how he broke into the industry, why he prefers older artists, and what he keeps in mind when drawing for young audiences. Ian Morris's career as an illustrator has got off to an explosive start. My love for illustration was there from a young age," he tells Creative Boom.

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10 best artist and illustration agents in New York City

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Bertrand Aznar, represented by Illustration Division Whether you need representation or are looking to hire an artist or illustrator, these are the best places to head to in New York City. This is where illustration agents come into play. But how on Earth do you find a market for your work? David Doran, represented by B&A 2.

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Quentin Blake Centre launches the UK's first National Illustration Day

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Lena Yokoyama created National Illustration Day's quirky identity Grab your pencils! Public arts organisation The Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration has today launched the UK's first country-wide celebration of pictures and the people who make them with National Illustration Day, which will take place on 24 November.

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10 excellent books for illustrators to inspire and help refine skills

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We present a curated list to help you develop your illustration practice. Building your skills as an illustrator is mainly about practice, practice, practice. Also, there are many different types of illustration, and few of us have mastered them all. But you have to know the fundamentals first.

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'They're like eye candy': Milagros Pico on creating emotional illustrations bursting with colour

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Buenos Aires-based illustrator Milagros Pico specialises in creating images that are bursting with vibrant colours. If the illustrations of Milagros Pico had a flavour, they'd definitely be bittersweet. Elsewhere, Milagros's love of music plays a huge part in her illustrations. "It