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Illustration Friday Gets New Look!!

 

Illustration Friday has long been a place for artists to share their artwork and gain visibility for their work. Not familiar with it? Never heard of it? Let me break it down for you. Every week Illustration Friday chooses a different word to be illustrated. Artists of any skill level, medium or background are invited to illustrate the word and then submit their images which are all featured on the site with a preview image and a link back to the original posters blog or website.

 

 

This can help increase traffic to your site as well as put your work in front of any number of peers and potential future employers.  Many artists have gotten work or a huge following based on displaying their work on Illustration Friday.

So now Illustration Friday has relaunched with a new look and features for it’s users. What are they? In the words of the site creator Penelope Dullaghan;

“I am so thrilled to finally share with you our freshly updated website, including easier ways to share your art, browse illustrations, and connect with your creative community. With the new site, you can see all the beautiful artwork front and center, pop up a window to take a closer peek, and easily “Like” the pieces that make you smile, and “Share” them with your friends!”

A few highlights:

  • Thumbnails are now huge (!) and can be automatically generated (!!) for you if you choose. Try it out this week when you post your artwork: Go to the homepage, choose “Submit your illustration” and fill out the form. After you paste in your url and choose your Medium, the auto-generator will start doing its thing and you can choose your thumbnail easily! (Yippee!) You can also choose a thumbnail from your desktop if you choose. Either way is cool!
  • It’s easier and fun to Submit a Topic! Think up a good word or short phrase that can be interpreted visually in lots of ways and submit it! If your topic is chosen you’re website link will be on the homepage and on this nifty weekly topic email.
  • We are now accepting sponsorship ads on the site if you’re interested in getting more eyeballs on your artwork / little prints shop / new project. Check out the sponsors on the site’s sidebar and below in this newsletter, and find out how your art could reach more people.

So be sure to stop by and take advantage of the opportunity to market yourself, find new fans and discover new sources of artistic inspiration!

 

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