This article with advice to artists by H.R. Van Dongen was originally published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume X. It covers 5 vital points for any aspiring artist.
Julius Schwartz had a long and distinguished career both in science fiction and in comics. And in this article he gives his tips for writers and illustrators who want to break into comics.
Artist Edd Cartier, with over 50 years of experience in the field of illustration and commercial art, wrote this article with words of advice for new science fiction and fantasy illustrators.
While my own career has been spent in the practice of sequential art, a form that arranges images and text in an intelligent sequence to tell a story, I have nonetheless always been professionally involved in the fundamentals of illustration. I, therefore, feel I have accumulated enough experience with which to endow my advice with some credibility.
How does one actually create an award-winning illustration? Illustrators of the Future judges include some of the most famous illustrators of the 20 and 21st centuries—and are not easy to impress.