Today I got the sad news that IllustrationMundo, a website that has been one of the greatest hubs for the illustration community since many years ago, has been closed.
IllustrationMundo was created by prominent illustrator Nate Williams around 2006, and since then it became an important repository that served as illustrators data-base, magazine and news sharing portal that connected illustrators with fans, partners and clients worldwide. It was a great promotion tool in the times when social media was not as developed as it is today and there were not too many tools for artists to promote our work.
As Nate Williams states in his website, today many things have changed and we artists have new ways to promote our work and apparently that’s one of the reasons that have made IllustrationMundo fade out.
However, IllustrationMundo helped me promote my work in my first years, helped me discover other artists that inspired me a lot and also helped me a lot to stay connected to the illustration scene and even find some clients or projects, so it’s a bit sad to find out that it no longer exists and I’m sure many others will miss it as I do.
You can read the public letter from Nate Williams from his website and also follow his fabulous work, he’s constantly sharing worthy tips for illustration success. I’m very thankful for his hard work in IllustrationMundo during these years.
Trying out Affinity Designer, a new design tool with powerful features for illustrators and designers. So far it has been really easy to jump from Adobe Illustrator and its UI is beautiful. @macaffinity