Want it! love it!
“You really have to want to do this,” says veteran illustrator Dave Seeley. “It’s not an easy life for the person with the skills, persistence and creativity required. There are far more remunerative professions for people with those strengths. When you’re young, you don’t think that matters so much, but when your contemporaries in other professions are raising kids and nesting with three to 10 times your level of pay, it gets you to thinking. However, there can be great satisfaction, the ability to make your own schedule, have some fun, gain some modest notoriety, and lots of wallowing in image junkie heaven.”
Young illustrator Karla Ortiz agrees. “Love it,” she says. “All art is a labour of love. If you have a passion for your work, it shows.”
Spacecraft looming dramatically above a planet – not necessarily out of fashion in sci-fi illustrations,
says Dave Seeley.