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EMILY HAMILTON ENVIRONMENT 1 Make Art That Sells Children's book illustration success stories for spring 2021 (Part 1!)

Children’s book illustration success stories for spring 2021 (Part 1!)

Children’s book illustration success stories – Part 1! When you’re investing money in an illustration course, what do you really want to know? That it’s enjoyable, sure. That your teachers have good credentials, of course. That it’ll grow your art and teach you new things, naturally. But what’s the number one thing you want to know? That it actually works. Make Art That Sells courses really work. We’ve got dozens of stories to share, from students at every stage of their journey, with children’s book illustration success stories ranging from setting up a new website or having the courage finally to send that email, all the way up to landing incredible book deals and representation. Why are our students so successful? Here are just some of the reasons why: You’ll learn everything you need to know to get the gig. Our teachers, including top art agent Lilla Rogers, brilliant children’s

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Children’s book illustration styles: how Lilla’s artists illustrated her story

Same story, different children’s book illustration styles! Imagine getting a call from an art director saying they adore your work and would love to work with you … Imagine getting an email from one of your favorite authors saying that your art is exactly what they’re looking for… Imagine getting to spend your time creating adorable characters and whimsical worlds – and getting paid for it! Are you dreaming of building a successful career in the magical world of children’s picture book illustration? Our raved-about career-changing course, Illustrating Children’s Books, starts in just a few weeks, on Monday, April 12th, and there’s still time to sign up! Each course includes three brand new texts written especially for class and carefully designed to let every student shine, no matter what stage you’re at. Our texts are usually written by brilliant children’s book art director and course co-teacher, Zoë Tucker – and

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Meet the 3 Make Art That Sells students now represented by Lilla Rogers!

It’s true, we might get a little bit repetitive at times, but, as we might have mentioned once or twice in the past, Make Art That Sells courses (especially the live courses) are an incredible opportunity to get your art directly in front of art agent Lilla – and maybe get offered representation. Over the past eight years since Make Art That Sells was founded, Lilla has scooped up 21 students from class to represent, including three in 2020 – and it looks like she might beat that number in 2021, taking on three new artists in the first two months alone. Why does Lilla love to represent Make Art That Sells students? Because not only does she get to see all the fantastic artwork that they create, but she also gets to see how students conduct themselves in class, how they interact with their fellow students, and whether they

holland2 Make Art That Sells Editorial illustration success stories from our students: Part 2!

Editorial illustration success stories from our students: Part 2!

Celebrating our students’ editorial illustration success! Would you love to build a successful career in the edgy and lucrative world of editorial illustration, creating beautiful, unique art for magazines, websites, books, theater programmes, and more? There’s still time to sign up for art agent and former illustrator Lilla’s Editorial LIVE: Illustrating for Magazines and More online course – but HURRY: registration closes TODAY @11.59pm PT Sign up now to get immediate access to the beautiful online classroom, the private Facebook group with its incredible community, and all this week’s resources, including your very first assignment. Book your spot here! REad Editorial illustration success stories Earlier this week, we shared just some of our former students’ success stories – find them here – and today we’re delighted to share Part 2. Jemma Jamie Skidmore Another repeat My Year of Art School student – she took it in both 2019 and 2020

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How to get into editorial illustration: Read our students’ amazing success stories – Part 1!

How to get into editorial illustration Imagine flicking through your favorite magazine and spotting your own gorgeous art Imagine picking up groceries and seeing your beautiful art on a front cover on the newsstand Imagine getting a call from an editor or art director telling you they love your art and begging you to work with them Imagine getting paid to read a manuscript and illustrate it Learn from an expert Our first course for 2021, Editorial LIVE: Illustrating for Magazines and More, starts TODAY! Let top art agent and former full-time illustrator Lilla Rogers teach you everything she knows about this cool and lucrative market from her decades in the industry. If anyone knows how to get into editorial illustration, it’s Lilla! In just four weeks, you’ll create a powerful full color conceptual editorial illustration that will strengthen your portfolio and help you to get work and make money

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How to become a children’s book illustrator: more student success stories!

Find out how to become a children’s book illustrator Make Art That Sells courses really work – and right now you can grab them for at least 25% off in our huge Cyber Sale! We absolutely love showing off our amazing students’ incredible success stories, and today we’re sharing just some of the recent book deals that we’ve heard about. ✨ Would you love to build a career in the dreamy world of children’s book illustration? ✨ Would you live to write and illustrate your very own children’s picture book? ✨ Or are you dreaming of your very own unique toy or games featuring your gorgeous art? We have courses for all these and more – and they’re all 25% off OR save a whopping 40% when you buy them all together with our My Magical Kid Book and Toy Career bundle! Click here to download our gorgeous Sale Guide

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Write a children’s book – just like this Make Art That Sells student

Learn how to write a children’s book Do you want to write a children’s book? Hurry HURRY – registration for art agent and author Lilla’s brand new live class, My Kid Book Pitch, closes TODAY! It won’t run again until 2021, so if you want to end this year on a high (and maybe start 2021 with your very own children’s picture book in your hands!) then book your spot now! Class started on Monday, October 12th, but there’s still time to sign up – registration closes at midnight PST TODAY. Lilla held a free public Zoom event last week to tell you more about the course. She showed off some gorgeous eye candy, including some of her favorite picture books and why they’re awesome, talked about trends in children’s picture books right now, and answered your questions. We also created some hilarious and brilliant stories using a few of

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Incredible student successes – see the amazing book deals our alumni landed!

Illustration jobs, book deals and more … There are few things we love more than shouting about our brilliant students! You’re going to be amazed and inspired by their astonishing career success stories (and if you enjoyed these, find more here) … Siski Kalla Siski has taken MATS MBA (Money BadAss) and Creating Collections for Home Décor, but children’s book illustration is her real passion – she took Illustrating Children’s Books last year and has just taken the 2020 class**. Since finding Make Art That Sells, she’s tells us she’s thrilled that she’s now making a living out of her art, was commissioned to illustrate I Love You This Much for Wonderbly, and is currently working on a picture book for Trigger Publishing. **BREAKING NEWS! We’ve just heard that Siski has already got another board book commission based on the work that she did for Illustrating Children’s Books 2020! Huge congratulations,

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From design to reality: the gorgeous home décor designs that got made!

do you want to create home décor designs? Imagine flicking through your favorite glossy interiors magazine and seeing your stunning ceramics … Imagine wandering around Anthropologie or a lovely neighborhood boutique and hearing someone exclaim over gorgeous bedlinen that you designed … Imagine seeing your art on plates, pillows, rugs, tea towels and more – a whole home décor line with your name on it! Dreaming of your very own home décor collection? Let art agent Lilla and creative director Margo show you how – get instant access to Creating Collections for Home Décor as soon as you sign up! From dreamy bed linen to cute ceramics to beautiful decorations that will add the finishing touch to any room, home décor is a wonderful and exciting market for your art – and it can be a very profitable one too! Our raved-about online course, Creating Collections for Home Décor, taught

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See the jobs Lilla’s artists have gotten from art created for Make Art That Sells!

As well as being a warm and innovative teacher, Make Art That Sells co-founder and teacher Lilla Rogers is also a renowned art agent. This means that she can use her in-depth knowledge of the industry to create class assignments with real world appeal – plus, because she assigns jobs to her artists every day, she also has insider knowledge of what’s hot, what’s not, and what’s selling like gangbusters. Put it all together and it’s just one reason why Make Art That Sells alumni are so successful. Want proof? We reached out to some of the artists that Lilla represents to ask them to show us some of the art which they created for Make Art That Sells that landed them jobs and representation. Here’s what they told us … Anke Rega This beautiful art created by Anke for Home Décor PLUS was picked up and licensed by Kaufman