What was supposed to be an easy three day week was instead turned into a laborious two day week due to some nasty little bug I caught over the weekend. I missed my Illustration crit on my Portrait Grid, but I got to turn it in today and I am really proud on how it turned out… minus the craft… Other than that, though, I didn’t miss too much on Tuesday, which I am extremely grateful for, and I feel pretty much caught up with everything.
We’re starting our client based work in Illustration today and I am TOTALLY stoked. I have sooo many ideas buzzing through my head and it seems like my hand can’t keep up with them. We have to design artwork for the Lloyd Library who is honoring the 350th anniversary of milk chocolate (glorious, glorious chocolate!) The man who created it, Hans Sloane, is my main inspiration and I’m eager to get started. Our professors want us to go through a specific process though, much like the ones we will be encountering in the real world when doing client based work, and so I have to pace myself when it comes to this project. I’m used to drawing a really rough sketch in my sketchbook, then diving in on my final piece. They however want us to do multiple thumbnails, then preliminary sketches, then more preliminary sketches… and then more preliminary sketches (or so it seems)… and then the final project. REGARDLESS, I think this might be a good thing for me since I have a tendency to go at my work with guns blazing, then by the third or fourth day of a project I’ve tuckered out and lost all my inspiration.
In other news, I’M GOING ON THE NEW YORK TRIP. I am SO STOKED. I moved here from New York about ten years ago so I’m really, really excited to be visiting again, but this time as a (somewhat) mature artist. I hope to dazzle you all with pretty little pictures and such what.
Speaking of pictures, check this chick out. She hails from London and has a really lovely, almost dream like quality to her photography, which I admire deeply.
Well now my pets, I must be off to Art History to learn more about the history of art…
Until we meet again,