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Illustrators may do some or all of the following

  • discuss work with clients
  • work out budgets and give quotes to clients
  • produce initial sketches and final artwork, by hand and/or using computer illustration software
  • teach their skills to others.

Illustrators need to have

  • excellent drawing and artistic skills
  • knowledge of drawing and art techniques
  • skill in using computer illustration programs, as well as materials such as paint and pencil
  • good communication skills
  • organisational, planning and time management skills
  • research skills.

Illustrators need to be

  • creative and imaginative
  • patient
  • disciplined, motivated and good at setting goals
  • comfortable promoting themselves and their work
  • adaptable and open-minded
  • able to develop their own style
  • able to work under pressure and to deadlines.