Illustration FAQs. Amanda Hall answers your illustration questions Introduction: How loose are your briefs? The basics, How books are made, Getting a book published, Being an illustrator, Getting work experience, Training in illustration, Illustration studios, Starting to freelance, Approaching publishers, Getting paid, Illustration agents, Illustration assignments, Materials & media, Other sources of advice. Hello, and thanks for visiting my website. As an illustrator I frequently get asked about what it's like to do what I do. Questions come from school and illustration students through to people thinking of making a career change later on. I also hear from children s writers looking for artists to illustrate their stories, as well as those working on ideas with creative collaborators.