Should illustrators follow trends?

You know the story. You see an interesting illustration of an owl on a blog one day. Then you see something pretty similar on a Tee, then on wrapping paper, then on a greeting card.

Then you see a middlebrow TV presenter crafting her own 'felt owl purse'... and you know it's all over. You thought it was cool but now, if you see another owl you may well be forgiven for wishing for the demise of the species.

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