Learn to draw

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Learning to draw online is easy. But remember, it takes practice to improve and patience to stick with it!

Here are some links on how to draw awesome cartoons:

Also some quick advice for Design students:
(What I did to get that elusive Graphic design job!)

* WATCH You-Tube for the Best ADOBE CC photoshop and illustrator and InDesign tips and tricks. You will have to deal with ALL of these programs at some point. (And on a daily basis you will have to use them all)

* CARRY a sketchbook. Usually everywhere- DRAW from real life
(eg. I like drawing in coffee shops- so I draw the guy or gal who serves my latte)

* JOIN Graphic design interest groups on Facebook (if that’s your thing? or any type of social media will keep you more engaged than not, basically that and Linkedin.com are where the jobs are at, more often than not it is cheaper for the employer to advertise for free on a group than go through the costly recruitment process. You have to be Right place… Right time)

* GO ahead and do random covers/product packaging or magazine layouts or comics (whatever is your favourite form of design) in your spare time- leave them in your folio as a WIP (work in progress) More often than not employers want to see where your creative head is at now. And what you can come up with on your own two feet.

* ALWAYS have your current folio somewhere on the net.  (Yay for wordpress.com) It just means you have an instant talking point with potential employers. and keep it UPDATED. 

Most importantly!

The course isn’t the be all or end all. It’s a start. Get that PASS. It’s all you need.

So focus a little bit on every subject- not throw yourself only into the one you like.

Get help from the lecturer, and keep your chin up. 

Not to discourage you – but it can sometimes take a long time to get into the industry… be ready for that.

And even when in – you have to KEEP PRACTICING.

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