For ease of listening access, the first Inside Illustration podcast is now available on the main podcast platforms!
The Editorial season Podcast explores the essential aspects of editorial illustration from the commissioner and illustrator sides, examining the qualities that make excellent editorial images with practical information and great anecdotes.
With The New York Times AD Corinne Myller and internationally commissioned illustrator André Carrilho, hosted by Rachel Emily Taylor.
Corrine on use of illustration, “The most important thing is for the artists to love to draw, and be able to draw. And when I hire an artist to do a piece, it’s usually when I can’t get a photograph, when there’s nothing to photograph. So it requires a thinking human who can draw to do something. And that will add to the piece, the story, and also be a draw to the article, bringing people into to read the article that will work with the headline. Because those are the first two things that people see as the headline and the piece of art.”
André on different approaches, “What I usually do is once you get the sketching stage out of the way, you secure the ideas, you secure the composition and the drawing. And then if you want to risk doing some experiments with the technique finishing it, you know you have time and you know you can fall back to the same sketch and resolve it differently if the art director doesn’t like it. That’s only happens if you have time.”
Remember members have access to the article exploring the growing use of motion in online editorial, talking to online and print Art Directors; you can catch up on the talks and Q&As with four talented illustrators from the Editorial Creative Practice Course; and check out the essentials you need to know to get into editorial illustration with the members-only How To Get Into Editorial Illustration publication.
Members have access to all these and more at Inside Illustration! Explore the first season now, and keep an eye out for the new season coming soon.