On July/August Spider Magazine published my illustration, theme being fourth of July. It was included with this sweet poem written by DJ Blowers. I was very excited to see my work printed in this magazine.
It has been an adventurous year of illustrating a new body of work. So the time has finally come to mail promo cards out to publishing houses and see if I get any feed back. Here’s a pile to start off, tough to research more companies that could potentially be interested in my style. We’ll see what happens. Here’s to new beginnings!
This image is one of my many sketches for Augustine Caravan.
Even in the final didn’t quite look like this, but fairly close.
See final illustration here.
Still trying to figure out how to show comments here. Hmmmm. I guess I need some time to figure things out here in wordpress world.
I’m doing some quick/warmup sketches today. I do this exercise as much as I can, helps me relax and loosen up before I go onto more final sketches. As I do this, I try to create an illustration in my head. I have so many ideas lingering in my marble, but how can I make them better and different?
It has taken me awhile to wrap my head on my art today after doing some freelance work this week. I’m trying to set up weekly routine to help me finish my daily to-do list. If I don’t have a concrete schedule then I won’t be able to focus. I work part-time, but then when there’s another day added onto my schedule it really throws me off. I’m trying to adjust to this type of schedule and just work more spontaneously. My goal for this year is get some of work published and I have a story in my head that I eventually would get out onto paper and create a children’s book….easier said than done. It will be a lot of work, but I happily invite it. I was offered a solo-show for my illustrations, I’m doing my best to create more illustrations to put in the show, so FOCUS is my theme for the next few months. Life seems to be very exciting right now and I don’t want to scare myself from it.
I’m currently new to wordpress, even with blogging for that matter. I’m slowly switching over my work from a free template website, to here. I’ve had so many things on my mind, about art, that keeps running through my head. Joining wordpress would be a great idea to jot these thoughts down and keep track of them along with my artwork. I want to follow through in my ideas and not loose them, a good way to write down my goals and eventually execute them. Now I can cross “joining wordpress” off my list. Mission accomplished.
I recently got laid off from work, well it’s been six months. I was a senior designer/art director in an advertising firm. Sadly, we lost a major client, hence, me being laid off. This is the story for alot of people now-a-days. But I have been freelancing and recently got a part job back with my previous job. Who knows where it will go from here. But since being laid off, I have been focusing heavily on my illustrations. And because of this blind fortune of being laid off, I knew my focus is to get my own art published. It’s no easy feat. And that’s the reason for rearranging my website and the blogging. It’s a brand new career move and it has been waiting for me to come back and readdress it, since I abandoned it for years to focus on graphic design. As much as I enjoy graphic design and working for a firm, it isn’t as rewarding as creating my own art.
So this is the beginning of my journey. I veered away from my true passion for awhile, but I’m excited, yet scared, to walk on it’s path again. Wish me luck. Never too late to return or make a new dream.
PS. I’m horrible at writing.