Skip to content

Poll Results: How Do You Escape From Illustration Island?

November 10, 2009

A couple of months ago, I asked EFII readers to answer the following question:

How do you Escape From Illustration Island?

147 people participated in the poll, and I thought I’d share the results here so you could see the ways that your fellow Illustrators are escaping from the isolation of the studio and connecting with the outside world.

22% Listen to Podcasts

15% Social Networking

11% Illustration Community Websites

9% I’m trapped.  Help!

9% Collaborate with others

8% Get out of the studio

7% Share resources

6% Forums

6% Teaching / Speaking Engagements

2% Artist Collectives

1% Critique group

1% Artist Organizations

4% of the responders chose to enter their own answers:

Document my process

Family art time

Therapy :)

Taking it out in nature


Build something

As you can see, there was a wide variety of ways that people Escape From Illustration Island.

As a big fan of podcasts, I was selfishly happy to see that choice at the top of the list, and I was surprised to see Artist Organizations at the bottom.  Also, although I included the “I’m trapped. Help!” choice due to my sense of humor, it was one of the higher ranking options.  I can only hope that EFII is helping those who feel that way to find a light at the end of the tunnel.

Thanks to everyone for participating.  Stay tuned for another poll in the near future.

Thomas James

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 10, 2009 8:31 PM

    My new way to escape its to read Bruce Mau’s “Incomplete Manifesto”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s