ILLUSTRATION ANNUALS – ARE THEY WORTH IT?

Most creatives are familiar with the printed illustration annuals like Directory of Illustration and Workbook that get distributed to advertising agencies and publishers. These large books showcase the work of a comprehensive collection of illustrators trying to make an impression on potential art buyers. But at upwards of $2,500 per full-page ad, is it worth…

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THE CYBORG BEETLE

I’ve been interested in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) ever since I did some work at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Mesa, Arizona, where one of the programs was the development of the Predator drone. These pilotless aircraft are flown in dangerous reconnaissance and strike missions in Afghanistan and Pakistan while controlled remotely thousands of…

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IN SEARCH OF CUSTOMER SERVICE

Unlike my father, who could not only fix a toaster but managed to construct an airplane in our garage, I’m not much of a handyman. For a technical illustrator who likes to draw mechanical subject matter, I’ve never been particularly excited about learning how to hang sheet rock or replace the rear struts on the…

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