In other news, I'm looking forward to attending Illustrator's Day coming up in November. It's an SCBWI annual event for SoCal. They always get some great speakers and I can get my portfolio reviewed by an industry professional--intimidating but exciting:) I just wish my portfolio was a little more consistent, but I'm in this in-between stage while I'm creating this new series of covers. I'm really working hard to let it "flow" on these covers I'm creating this year (I think that's oxymoronic somehow :). Anyway, I tend to get overly self-critical when I work on my art and sometimes forget to ENJOY myself in this creative process. It really works better when I can manage to find that "zone" where I relax and just let the illustration process flow without too much constant analysis! That's the trick, isn't it :)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
the final is done
Pin It Now! Over last weekend I was able to get this one done:) Once the face finally started working for me, it all finished up fine. Not sure what to call it since it's not from a real story. I'd love any suggestions. This one is horizontal so it could be a wraparound cover (did I already explain that?) Now I'm looking forward to getting going on the next one. It's only in the thumbnailing stage right now though.