Hello! :) I really want to get into the same line of work that you do (illustrating & creating merchadise), but I don't know where to begin! I sketch my illustrations into my sketchbook, but where do I go from there? Please help!xo Thank you!
Here are some tips I’ve learned over time: If you want to be an illustrator you need to draw every day, even if you don’t feel like it you should just grab a paper and pen and do something, anything! You need to make it a habit and practice regularly. When you’re satisfied, maybe share your creations with the world. Making products is pretty easy, but for beginners I’d suggest making prints, postcards or sticker of your works. You’ll basically just have to scan your work, make them into a pdf(for example) and order them through local manufacturer/print house or use an online service. There are also sites that make and send your products to your customers for you. You can also start your own online shop through etsy, tictail or storenvy for example, there you’ll make the products and ship them yourself.
I just wanted to give some simple tips for this ask, but if someone wants me to go in detail for a specific things then please send me an ask and I’ll try to answer them to the best of my ability.