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Second edition of The Secret Knowledge of Commercial Illustrators by Yana Frank

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Task: to publish second edition of Yana Frank’s book.

In this book Yana tells how to become a commercial illustrator and reveals many subtle details of her work. She explains where to begin and what to aim for, how to make a portfolio, where to find clients and how to work with them, and elaborates on small images and large projects sharing handy techniques and step-by-step instructions for creating high-quality artworks.

Second edition’s got a brand new layout.

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Dust jacketed

Yana points out non-obvious obstacles down a professional illustrator’s path and teaches ways to overcome them.

The book is meant for those who consider or have already started making a living as an illustrator.

I want to be yours

The Secret Knowledge of Commercial Illustrators (In Russian) e-book

Online price:  4.81  $
  ≈ 5  €
  ≈ 449  руб.

Release date: September 28 2011


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Yana Frank (more widely known as Miu Mau), an artist, illustrator, designer, author of Diary of a Maniac Designer and All the Curious Know That..., abandoned her career as an art director in 2003 and focused on illustration and art. Since then she has been creating artworks for many slick magazines, advertising leaflets and posters, and writing books exploring the creative process with its inherent difficulties, pecularities and techniques.

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