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Gwyneth Williamson

Illustrator

Be inspired by your art teacher.

At first I wanted to do fine art, not graphic design. I started being an illustrator so I could draw pictures and still make a living. As an illustrator your pictures have a purpose.

Keep drawing, look at different areas of art, different options like graphics, or drawing, pattern design, textiles.

Build a portfolio. Look out for the breaks! (April 2001)

Gwyneth Williamson's website

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