- Finish my new “From Scratch” portfolio site. It’s a beaut. It even has a contact form!
- Separate my graphic design work as a separate entity with it’s own site, and help the illustration work stand out on its own.
- Create a new portfolio of work in a new sketchier style – probably celebrity portraits (back to my college roots!)
- Create some illustrations for the children’s market and send samples out to publishers and magazines in that genre
- Double my income from freelance work*
- Get at least 3 new clients*
December 30, 2009
December 21, 2009
Puppies are babies, too! This cute little guy was commissioned by a friend as a Christmas present for her sister. I really enjoyed drawing the puppy and all of the little curls and would be happy to do more dog drawings in the future!
See more at www.illustratedbabies.com.
December 18, 2009
Sarah wanted a Unicorn, preferably with wings, for Christmas. So this is what she's getting. You can't tell in the scan but all the pen marks are done with glittery gel pens - this thing sparkles like crazy! Just like a Unicorn drawing should.
Speaking of crazy, it's been a hectic couple of weeks. I am back in Louisville next week for some much needed relaxation!
Thanks for stopping by,
December 9, 2009
December 7, 2009
I had an illustration in mind for my holiday card this year. I had even collected reference materials and started on the preliminary sketches.
Then, I woke up last Sunday morning from a weird dream: I found myself in a storage room for an apparel company with someone who was showing me all of their old marketing materials. This one piece I stumbled upon, which I think was a jeans hang tag, really struck me. I turned it over and studied it and thought to my Dream Self, "I could totally do this!" I woke up shortly thereafter, grabbed a post-it and jotted down what I could remember.
In the dream, it was double sided, so I sketched what I could remember about both sides. But since I don't really need a jeans hang tag, and I was in need of a Christmas card design, I changed some things around. I gotta say I'm pretty proud of my Dream Self. I wish I could always work out a solution to an image while sleeping - that would be Ultimate Multi Tasking!
December 3, 2009
In the meantime, I'll be practicing drawing horses - another illustration from Louisville Magazine is in the works. Hooray for busy-ness!
Have a great weekend.
December 1, 2009
He's been retired for several years, and since then, he has been a cello player for the Lexington Community Orchestra, written a book, hiked hundreds - thousands? - of miles, and still has time to garden and work on little projects here and there.
So dad, thanks for all the markers, thanks for inspiring productivity, thanks for letting me major in art, and thanks for coming to visit me over Thanksgiving!