Hi guys, Apologies if this sort of thing has been asked before, I've just joined and hoping I can get some advice on this. I'm starting out as an illustrator as it's something I've always felt I should be doing, but without a degree or similar in the subject Im self taught so haven't had those few years to build up a portfolio and develop a strong style. I know it's important to have a style in order to be called on for work and to be recognisable, and I'm beginning to find my feet, but I'm finding I'm developing 2 styles that I both enjoy. One style is sort of observational, humorous and simple. Quick sketches that I scan in and work in to a small amount on photoshop etc. It's a little like David Shrigley (who obviously has done very well but more as an artist than illustrator). The problem I have with this is I'm just not sure whether this style is going to get me any paid work, it doesn't come across particularly skillful and I can't see it being used for much rather than my own self expression. I know I can't predict what people might be after when looking for illustrators but it's just a feeling I have. The second style I'm developing is a lot more intricate, montage style detailed illustration that really shows my drawing ability. This style I could see (hopefully) being hired for and is something I also enjoy doing. It's not like this second style is forced, but I feel like I've needed to develop something that also shows my skill otherwise I'd be wasting my talent. The question is whether it's too much to have 2 quite different styles. I already produce a weekly a cartoon that fits in with the first style, and if I'm honest the first style feels like what I SHOULD be doing. But, the second style I do enjoy and without wanting to pander to the wants and needs of art directors it just seems like I'd get more work with that style. Problem is obviously I don't want my website to look like I'm torn between the 2 styles but I want to showcase both if I choose to develop both. Thoughts and opinions? Should I sack off the second style and go with my gut feeling and hope that it's still going to get me work? Run 2 different websites under different names? Have both on one site and have 2 different sections? I know this is a long post so thanks for reading, I look forward to the replies.