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It’s human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration it’s not a choice, really; it’s an imperative.

— Michael Collins, flew on Gemini 10 and Apollo 11.

5 Illustrations selected for 3×3 International Illustration Show No.12

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I’m very happy to announce that I’m one of the winners of the 3×3 International Illustration Show No.12 with these 5 images.
Congratulations to all the winners!

Magoz Illustration - Sexism

Sexist chivalry — Merit

Magoz Illustration - Losing the childhood

Losing the childhood — Merit

Magoz Illustration - Violence against women

Violence against women — Honorable mention

Magoz Illustration -The power of reading: the fuel of the imagination

The power of reading: the fuel of the imagination — Honorable mention

Magoz Illustration - Entering the mobile era

Entering the mobile era — Honorable mention

If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.

— Tony Gaskin.

Magoz Illustration - Wrong call. Communication problems in the information age

Wrong call.
Communication problems in the information age.
For CPA Canada.

My First Steps in the Illustration Business

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This article is the first post of the series Answers. These articles are based on questions that readers send me through the Ask me anything section.
You can send me your questions too. Don’t be shy!

Christian sent me the following question:
I would like to read about your first steps, that is the thing I’m struggling with right now.

In this article, I will tell you my story and the key steps that allowed me to be an illustrator and make a living from my illustrations.

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There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened.

— Mary Kay Ash.

How to Properly Format and Compress Your Images for the Web

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Magoz - image compression comparison

We upload a lot of images to the Web and sometimes we don’t pay enough attention to how we are formatting them.
The file format we chose is crucial. It will determine the file size and the image quality.

Today I’m going to show you a couple of tools and rules I use to improve the result of the images I upload to the Web.

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Magoz illustration - mental illness patients helping other patients

Mental illness patients helping other patients.
For Scientific American.

I have no special talents. I’m only passionately curious.

— Albert Einstein.

How I Use and Manage Colour to Create My Illustrations

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Magoz illustration colour reference. How I use and manage colour to create my illustrations

Minimalism is settled very deep in my work (and also in my life).
This is one of the reasons why I only use a few colours and I try to avoid strokes, lines and gradients. In fact, the colour is one of the most important elements of my work.

The way I use colour has evolved since I started being an illustrator. Nowadays, I use a very specific workflow to choose my colour palette. I will explain the process I follow and the tools I use in this article.

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