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Illustration Brief Generator & Written Briefs to Use as Practice Exercises

8-19-2020 (updated) - By August van de Ven

When you start your illustrator’s career, it can be hard to build a portfolio or get your first jobs as an illustrator. Luckily, there are many ways to solve this issue and make sure you have enough work in your portfolio to give potential clients an idea of the kind of work you can deliver.

Generate Illustration Briefs

Using FakeClients’ illustration brief generator, a specially generated brief for an illustration job will be generated. You can use these briefs as a reference for your next project and act like you are illustrating for a real client. This will help you create new work to feature on your portfolio and show to potential employers that want to hire you. The illustration briefs feature various requirements for you to practice with, like the type of illustration, for example; pencil illustrations, charcoal, and many more. It has hundreds of options and thousands of combinations so you’ll never run out of practice briefs.

It’s not only a great tool for illustrators looking to start their career as a professional illustrator, painter or drawer but also for amateurs just looking for new ideas to start sketching or drawing. When you draw your own ideas it can become pretty repetitive after a while and you quickly run out of ideas and lose motivation. This is the reason many people stop drawing after a while and sometimes don’t even come back to it. It’s very important to keep drawing to not only get better but it’s also a great way to clear your mind and express yourself creatively.

Using More Realistic, Written Illustration Briefs

FakeClients not only lets you generate illustration briefs, FakeClients also offers a wide variety of written briefs. These briefs are way more in-depth and detailed than the randomly generated briefs. This makes these briefs a lot more realistic to work with. They will, for example, go more into the way they want the illustration to turn out, the timeframe in which they want you to finish it and colors they want you to use. This makes these briefs a lot more challenging and helps you better practice for real-world clients.

How to use briefs: "How to use design briefs to practice design"