20 expert tips to improve your bitmap illustration

Over the course of interviewing some of the world's best established and up-and-coming illustrators for this series of professional tips, one thing has become clear. No matter how you work - whatever medium or software you choose - the concept, or idea, is the most important part of your piece.

Every single one of the talented illustrators and designers that we've featured here confirmed this, before going on to offer their valuable software and industry-focused nuggets of advice to help you further your skills and career.

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