I have just finished adding my work to yet another illustrators directory site. It’s taken me the best part of the day resizing images, chopping and cropping and filling in the daft tags and description forms. It’s something an illustrator must do, marketing! it’s interesting the effect of marketing. Many assume it works by putting up an advert and a client sees it and asks you to do a drawing in exchange for a big cheque. None of this is true, especially the big cheque!
What happens is I put up hoardings everywhere I can, jostling with the thousands of other artists doing the same, and I keep putting them up. Eventually, after months, even years, my work may flicker in the back of a potential client’s mind when they happen to want my particular style of illustration. They are inundated and I am trying to stand out and each see the other at a certain moment in time. It’s no one’s fault and it’s frustrating for both parties, as though we are hunting for each other in a thick fog.
I’ve pretty much lost count of the sites I’ve put my work on so I thought I’d post a handful of the more important. If you have a moment visit and share. Every little share helps to dispel the fog!