How This Instagram Artist Turned Her Passion for Fashion Into a Freelance Career

How This Instagram Artist Turned Her Passion for Fashion Into a Freelance Career

Like many millennials, Jeanette Getrost developed her aspirations first through television, then through social media. She was in junior high when the Style Network channel debuted, and tuning in led her to dream of a career in fashion. What her job would be, exactly, she wasn’t sure.

“I assumed that you could either be a designer or a model,” Getrost tells Entrepreneur. “I didn’t really understand the industry, so I would just draw clothing a lot. I didn’t know that fashion illustration was even a thing.”

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“Kadir Nelson Creates New ‘Summertime City’ Illustration for ‘The New Yorker'”




Kadir Nelson is a celebrated painter, illustrator, and writer who is widely known for his pieces that draw upon African-American culture and history. Nelson has produced works for the United States House of Representatives, Michael Jackson, Coca-Cola, Dreamworks, and created the album artwork for Drake’s Nothing Was The Same. The artist was recently commissioned by The New Yorker to create an illustration for the publication’s July issue.

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Felida teen wins Google Play scholarship with game concept art

Christine Choi’s bedroom in her Felida home is a testament to those things she loves the most.

Funko Pop! figurines of the 17-year-old’s favorite video game characters line the top of her bookshelves. Small model Pokemon are scattered on another shelf. Art supplies spill over every surface.

And it’s where those things met that sparks flew for the Columbia River High School junior, who recently won a $10,000 Google Play scholarship for her concept art for an imagined mobile game.

Christine is the grand prize winner of Google Play’s Change the Game scholarship, an effort to encourage more girls to enter the gaming industry.

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Maria claims Macmillan Prize for Illustration


Anglia Ruskin University student Maria J Guarda has won this year’s Macmillan Prize for Illustration with her story of a family in exile.

Maria, who is originally from Santiago, Chile, and now lives in Cambridge where she is a student on the MA Children’s Book Illustration course at the Cambridge School of Art, won the award for her work ‘Paloma Flew’. The work shows a family struggling with a life away from their own country and is told through the eyes of a young girl.

Anglia Ruskin also claimed third prize thanks to Marina Ruiz’s ‘Your Home, My Home’, while the runner-up award went to Soojin Kwak from the Kingston School of Art.

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Julia Govor’s new Jujuka imprint features comics with every release

​Julia Govor's new Jujuka imprint features comics with every release

Known for her intricate, deep and at times heavy-hitting techno sound, Russian born and now NYC-based DJ and producer Julia Govor has announced the launch of her very own imprint, Jujuka.

Each record released on her new music label will come with a unique comic strip, written and devised by Govor, that revolve around her personal stories regarding rave culture and her time working in the music industry. The label’s initial press release points out the fact that the comic is an artistic medium that is “almost untouched in electronic music” and feels that the comics and the short narratives that accompany each release will help Jujuka “go beyond what the conventional record label offers.”

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Tips to get started in the art of comic book writing and illustration

The annual ICON Comics and Games Convention is set to take place at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg this weekend.

The conference will host a series of tabletop and board gaming warfare, national tournaments, competitions as well as 40 panel and workshop presentations focusing on various topics such as the state of esports in South Africa, how to design monsters and aliens for games and how to get started on your own YouTube channel.

Looking at the topic of comic book writing and illustration, Azania Mosaka sat down with illustrator Sean Izaakse who is currently the artist on the ‘Avengers’ and ‘Champions’ comic books, as well as Jim Zub – a Marvel Comics author and currently the lead writer on the ‘Avengers’ and ‘Champions’ series of comic books.


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The Skateroom’s Limited-edition Deck Collection is Dedicated to Graphics and Illustration

the skateroom has teamed up with leading illustrators jeremyville, jean jullien and steven harrington for a new collection dedicated to graphics and illustration. the three have produced new work on limited-edition decks that employs their often sharp and clever social commentary. as with previous collaborations, including ai weiwei, grayson perry and andy warhol’s, the skateroom works together with skateistan – an international NGO – to donate 10% of the turnover to the support of social projects empowering at-risk children.

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