the goblin queen
the haunted mirror.
most adventures start with a little inspiration.
A year of illustration.
Rambling, analysis, and links to the pieces are below the cut.
I’ve been working on my illustration all year. Like, that’s all I’ve been doing. I feel like it’s paid off. In terms of skill, not money, jeeze. Now is probably the time to point out that I can only do this because my husband works and his income supports me. February’s piece was right at the very limits of my ability. I’ve come a long way.
In January I made a lot of fan art. In February I had a tech breakthrough and also found some art communities online. In March I created five pieces/week, in order to build up a portfolio. In April I made better work. In May I was exhausted. In June I turned 25 and started illustrating a phonics book. In July I finished the phonics book. In August I took Nathan Fowkes’ composition course on Schoolism. In September I illustrated another phonics book. In October I visited Books Illustrated and they gave me advice on my portfolio. At the end of November I got two commission emails on the same weekend. Now, I’m trying to focus and rebuild my portfolio. My art is better now. I’m excited for the new year. I have new hopes and dreams and goals and vague ideas.
It’s been a good year.
who wants to write a little poem to sit in the sky?
Inktober: Day 11
Inktober: Day 6
I found a big eyed face in my sketchbook and decided to roll with it. This is obviously more cartoony than the stuff I normally do but it was pretty fun. I need to build up my repertoire of background objects though… And what is she staring at through the hole in the wall? idk, you might find out tomorrow.
Inktober: Day 4
I’m relatively happy with this pic, but mostly I’m happy because this is part one of two and I’m super excited about tomorrow’s picture and am thinking I may actually write a story because I currently have cause to do so. So yeah. Tune in tomorrow 🙂