Write your very own unique children’s picture book!

My Kid Book Pitch starts Monday, 24th October – sign up now!

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Assignment Bootcamp gets you jobs: here’s proof

There’s just a couple of weeks until the start of this year’s Assignment Bootcamp: Portfolio course! We can’t wait to see what art agent Lilla is going to pull out of the bag this year and all the incredible art that you’re going to make. Lilla has spent months dreaming up and writing all-new assignments to help you make your portfolio shine! Year after year, it’s our most popular course! Why? Here’s why: It’s really fun and motivating. Every single Monday for three months, you’ll get something from art agent Lilla that all adds up to creating a gorgeous piece of art for your portfolio. It’s full of surprises, so it’s engaging and enjoyable. The pace is low-key: it fits easily around your other commitments and it’s no biggie if you’re busy: you can always catch up later in your own time. It’s cheap as chips: it costs roughly the

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Hurry! Last chance to save!

Hurry hurry HURRY – our 72 hour flash sale on our unique My Toy Pitch course ends TODAY! This is your last chance to sign up for instant access at a huge 20% off! You’ll get immediate access to all of the course materials that will help you to put together FIVE stunning ready-to-send toy and game pitches. Transform simple blocks with your gorgeous art, like this pitch by Make Art That Sells student Angie Chan. Plus there’s still time to enter our incredible competition to win a LIVE 1:1 with art agent and smash-hit game creator, Riley Wilkinson – simply upload your pitch to the classroom gallery by the July 31st deadline to be in with a chance to win. Click here to dive in. Whether you want to create your own unique game – like this one by Make Art That Sells student Alistar Illustration – add your

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A new mood board and a flash sale – hurry!

HURRY! Save big – but for 72 hours only! Imagine creating beautiful art for classic toys and games like checkers or puzzles – creating heirlooms for families to enjoy for generations Imagine seeing toys and games dreamed up by you in the front window of your favorite toy store Imagine spending your days dreaming up quirky characters and fun new toy concepts – and getting paid for it! It’s time to turn play into pay with art agent Lilla’s unique toy and game course, My Toy Pitch! In case you missed our big news, My Toy Pitch is now available as a self-paced course, meaning that you get instant access to all the course materials as soon as you sign up, and complete it at a time and pace that suits you and your schedule. Plus sign up right NOW and you could save a huge 20% – but hurry,

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Which track should you choose?

In last week’s newsletter (catch up here if you missed it), top art agent Lilla Rogers cited editorial illustration as one of the hottest art markets as the world slowly recovers from the recent pandemic. Art by Make Art That Sells student Jojo Clinch for Editorial: Illustrating for Magazines & More. Plus, since we launched the sold out Editorial: Illustrating for Magazines & More class as a self-paced course, you now get access to FOUR fantastic assignments PLUS a bonus – which means it’s the perfect time to sign up. You get full access to all the course materials until January 31st, 2023, which gives you plenty of time to work through all the incredible content – but which one should you choose first? Art by Make Art That Sells student Annie May Cron for Editorial: Illustrating for Magazines & More.   Find out with our handy guide!   Download

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What should you show in your portfolio? FREE download!

Lilla here. As an agent, one thing that I get asked all the time is: what should I show in my portfolio in order to get illustration jobs? Artists say to me: “Lilla, I’ve just finished art school, and I have a load of life drawings and abstracts, but what do I actually NEED?” My whole thing is about diversification. In other words, the secret to a successful art career is just like a financial stock portfolio: you don’t know what’s going to give you a ton of work or what art markets going to go up or down, so you need to diversify your investments. That’s why I often talk about having many eggs in many baskets – don’t focus all your energy and efforts on one art market, but tackle several at the same time. That’s what will give you the best returns and make your career more

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Don’t miss it – our most popular, most addictive course is BACK!

Assignment Bootcamp: Portfolio is now open for registration! In a recent public Zoom event, art agent Lilla described Assignment Bootcamp: Portfolio as “affordable and fun”, which by weird coincidence is also my Tinder bio. But where Assignment Bootcamp: Portfolio has the edge is that it will help you crank out some gorgeous, on-trend artwork for your portfolio that can land you jobs and maybe even representation (including with Lilla – she’s always looking for new talent in class). Make Art That Sells student Brian Lambert was offered an illustration gig after a publisher spotted this character he created for Assignment Bootcamp: Portfolio on his Instagram account – and then shortly after that he landed representation with art agent Lilla too! Over three months, from August to the end of October, you’ll get something every single Monday that all adds up to help you make three brilliant bang-up-to-date portfolio pieces geared

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Win a 1:1 with art agent Riley

Did you hear the news? Our unique toy and game design and illustration course, My Toy Pitch, is now available as a self-paced course – perfect for anyone who missed it when it ran as a live course earlier in the year. Taught by art agent Lilla Rogers and art agent, creative director and inventor of the smash hit Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game, Riley Wilkinson, you’ll explore the booming and increasingly art-driven toy and game market, and create five ready-to-send pitches for unique toys and games featuring your gorgeous art. Brand New mood board Register now to get instant access to all the incredible content in this course, plus you’ll get a gorgeous brand NEW mood board coming later in the year that will give you new direction and a whole new theme. Toy pitch created by Alistar Illustration for My Toy Pitch. Fill your portfolio with beautiful art like

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LAST CHANCE for Illustrating Children’s Books! Plus FREE download

Ready for your kid book deal? Let art agent Lilla Rogers and children’s author and children’s book art director Zoë Tucker teach you everything you need to know! Hurry hurry HURRY – LAST CHANCE! Registration for Illustrating Children’s Books 2022 closes TODAY! There’s something magical about a picture book, isn’t there? Opening the pages, the feel, the smell – and of course the beautiful art. How must it feel to get to illustrate a book of your very own: to spend weeks or months digging deep into the text and bringing it to life for generations of children to enjoy – and getting paid to do it? How do you get a picture book gig? By showing art directors and publishers exactly what they want to see in your portfolio and pitch. And that’s what top art agent Lilla Rogers and recently published children’s author and brilliant children’s book art

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Watch the Zoom Replay of Lilla and Zoe: First day of our Illustrating Children’s Books class!

Did you miss the Live with Lilla and Zoe? Check out the replay below! Our raved-about online course, Illustrating Children’s Books, started TODAY! Now running for the ninth time, this course creates a whole new flurry of book deals for our wonderful students every year – read about just some of them here! Get your FREE Text Chooser Did you miss the FREE Text Chooser? Sign up now and you’ll get instant access to three brand new original texts written especially for class and your first daily drawing prompt. And so you can dive straight into class, Lilla and Zoë, have created this insightful Text Chooser Tool, that will help you dig deep into your personality and find the right text for you. Jester Hipster, Sherlock or Madame Bodoni: what type of children’s book illustrator are you? Our FOUR unique texts ensure that everyone can create their very best art.

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Get your FREE Text Chooser – Illustrating Children’s Books starts TODAY!

Our raved-about online course, Illustrating Children’s Books, starts TODAY! Now running for the ninth time, this course creates a whole new flurry of book deals for our wonderful students every year – read about just some of them here! Over five incredible weeks, your brilliant teachers, top art agent Lilla Rogers and renowned children’s book art director and author Zoë Tucker, will lead you step by step to create a fabulous pitch presentation that contains everything an art director or publisher wants to see. And on the way, they’ll teach you everything you need to know about the wonderful world of children’s book illustration in a way that’s both fun and fascinating: you won’t want it to end. You’ll get daily drawing prompts, weekly LIVE reviews with your teachers, Lilla and Zoe, tons of beautifully designed downloadable worksheets, and tons more. Book your spot here. Join us for a FREE