Freelance Cartoonist For Hire Pt3: Places to find cartoon image resources

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Let’s say you want a cartoonist for hire to design characters or draw cartoon illustrations for a new venture or business, but you’re finding it difficult to shape out your ideas on paper because you’re not a professional sketch artist. Nor are you a writer who can put words together clearly enough to explain what you want for the artwork. So how would you communicate your imagination with the cartoon illustrator you need to hire? The answer is you will need to find cartoon image resources and references to help the artist better understand your ideas and what you want to achieve visually. As an example, if you want the illustrator to draw a cartoon character in a particular style, costume, or pose, it is always helpful to collect some references or cartoon image resources that will communicate what you see in your mind’s eye. In this chapter of the guide, I will show you where to look for cartoon image resources and references, how these materials will help you avoid mistakes with the creative professional you hire, and why they are your most valuable asset to getting the results you always hoped for…

Freelance Cartoonist for Hire Pt2: Find a cartoon illustrator to draw & paint

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If you’re someone who needs to find a cartoon illustrator for hire to draw and paint pictures with style and realism to get your comic strip, children’s book, concept art, storyboard, or mobile game project started. I will help you to understand and effectively communicate your style ideas and realism goals once you hire a cartoon illustrator. The style will vary by artist, as each will have an individual interpretation and versatility with their structural technique. But realism is strictly based on the skill level of the artist, and it is a scientific approach to achieving what I will call (for the sake of this article) ‘cartoon realism.’ Cartoon Realism is a term that I use with my clients to help everyone determine the level of realism they’d like to see for their illustration project…

Freelance Cartoonist For Hire: How to commission a cartoon artist online

Freelance Cartoonist for hire pt 1 - how to commission a cartoon artist online

Finding a local or a freelance cartoonist for hire to draw a picture or design cartoon characters in an illustration style and look that you’ve always wanted might be a daunting process for someone who is new to commissioning illustrators or outsourcing graphic artists. Yes, there’s a lot you should prepare for before you commission a cartoon artist to start drawing or painting for your new children’s book, comic strip, t-shirt clothing line, animation, or mobile game app project. As a professional cartoonist, comic book artist, graphic illustrator, concept artist, and graphic artist, I’ve written a series of articles to help you in your preparation, because I trust you don’t want to employ just any ol’ illustration artist. You need a top professional freelance cartoonist for hire to give you the best results. So, let’s talk about the things you should know and consider before you commission a cartoon artist online…

Freelance Illustrator vs Concept Artist. Who Should You Hire For Work?

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A Freelance Illustrator vs Concept Artist portfolio website might look the same and you might think you can draw distinct differences between the two professionals, yet i’ve found that most of my clients, couldn’t really offer up a clear distinction between a freelance illustrator vs concept artist. I assure you that the purpose and intent behind the creation of an illustration vs. concept art work is very different, and these differences should explored with me before you start commissioning an artist. So if you are an individual or company who is interested in hiring an illustrator or concept artist for your project, let’s discuss if it will be a freelance Illustrator vs concept artist who will be most appropriate for you to hire for work…

Why a Student Artist & Amateur Designer Should NOT Be Hired Freelance

You are considering hiring a freelance student artist, amateur designer, or a fresh art school graduate online, because you have a project that needs to get done and you want the cheapest design rates and most affordable art services. So you’ve shopped a couple of agencies, contacted a few creative professionals, checked a few portfolio websites, but you thought their quote estimates had outrageous fees for a few drawings and paintings. You didn’t think commissioning an art and design specialist would take up so much of your budget. So to save on costs you even try to get help from your best friend’s uncle’s nephew who took an art class during his undergrad years, but he is unavailable, so you keep searching.

Then it happens…you find an artist! It’s a student artist or a talented amateur designer who does some freelance work. The freelancer has competitive pricing in the quote proposal email, and after a quick chat youre even able to negotiate the costs down even further.

Sounds like the best savings deal on paper, right? You possibly could be the next Nike who contracted a student artist to create their logo for $35 in 1971, which was/is a rare case indeed…maybe you can pull it off. its possible.

But the reality is, it almost never works out that way. And in the end, the whole process will cost you more than if you were to just outsource a professional artist and illustrator who has proven their ability to deliver results. Here’s why..


 Illustration of an (augmented human) ex-military outlaw making his last stand after destroying some evil robots in a sea of fire. Before releasing new work I stare at it for DAYS after its done to try to find mistakes, sometimes i find structural/compositional issues i obviously cant change. But for this one, i thought the […]

Darrell: The Hustla’ | Concept Art

‘Darrell | The Hustla’ an animation concept art piece i designed for a production company who i did several characters for, you can see one of the previous ones here: In the design brief they tasked me to mix anime, disney, and hip hop styles into the characters. it was fun to develop my […]