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ArtyHelen
04-03-2001, 06:13 AM
Hi!

I just thought I'd share the design I made for my mum's Mothers' Day card this year. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

I am thinking about doing more work of this kind and trying to see if any greetings cards companies might want them... Haven't a clue how I would go about it though!?

Please let me know if you think I might be able to work towards achieving what it takes to be an illustrator or greetings card designer or something along those lines...


http://artyhelen.virtualave.net/mdayweb.jpg
Detail:
http://artyhelen.virtualave.net/mdaydet.jpg

Inkpen and coloured pencil, approx. 6" x 4".

Thanx!

Helen

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ArtyHelen
04-04-2001, 01:55 PM
Thanx, Fig! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

My mum DID love the card - we're in England and Mothers' Day is in March here! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Sorry I gave you a fright! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Thanx for looking!

Helen




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kg7er
04-05-2001, 12:03 AM
Looks great to me, Helen. I don't see any reason you couldn't work in the greeting-card field. The big companies like American Greetings and Hallmark--I hear--are pretty much closed shops. They do their work mostly in-house.

You might, however, be able to break into the illustration game with smaller card companies. If I were you I'd go to one of the major search engines, like Alta Vista or Google, and do a search on the term "greeting card." You might have to sift through a lot of garbage results, but eventually you'll find links to greeting card companies. Some of those web sites may display their submission guidelines.

Anyway, nice card. Good luck with your endeavors.


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Fig
04-05-2001, 12:31 AM
Wow! Mother's Day... you scared me there for a second! You are ahead of time, great! Your mom will be really happy to receive an original card from you. There's a lot of warm sentiment in your illustration. I like the picture of the girl (you?) on the wall.

As for the illustration business, from what I've heard it's about 90% business skills and 10% illustration skills which seem to work for most illustrators. That means marketing your services, making contact with prospective clients, distributing promotional material, networking with local businesses, etc.

Good luck!

Fig

animal
04-07-2001, 11:37 PM
This is excellent. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif I think you are definately on your way to becoming an illustrator/greeting card designer. Good Luck http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif