Samuel Hawkins’ A-Z of Illustration

Complete with 26 wry observations, Samuel Hawkins’ A-Z of Illustration print covers everything from the application of animal heads in one’s work, to making ‘zines

Complete with 26 wry observations, Samuel Hawkins‘ A-Z of Illustration print covers everything from the application of animal heads in one’s work, to making ‘zines…

Hawkins kindly sent one of his huge prints into CR (see below, pinned down with a couple of notebooks) and what a riot of seasoned advice it is.

When you’re stuck for an angle, suggests Hawkins, animal heads come in handy:

And what about the sacred bond between the illustrator and the graphic designer?

As an illustrator, your website can be an effective promotional tool:

If in doubt, there’s always the ‘sex sells’ approach:

So you’ve no ideas whatsoever? OK, last resort, nick them:


Hey Sam, fancy making a ‘zine? Oh, OK.

You can see the full array of A-Z on Hawkins’ website,


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