Monday, April 23, 2012

Terrible Yet Productive Days

Strange weather we're having. It's hard to believe it's pushing May and we have a winter storm warning. Heavy, sticky, wet snow + baby spring leaves on trees = disaster in the making. The last time we had a snow storm when there were leaves on the trees it caused power outages and trees snapping in half from the weight.

Although the weather sucks and I've come down with something, I've been working on redesigning my website. I've bought the pigknit domain and I'm 100% done with the homepage. I've started working on the about page, so that only leaves a few more after that and I can send it to the programmers! It's going to have a very similar design-feel to this blog, and I will actually be embedding this blog into my site so from now on hopefully when you click to my blog you'll be viewing it through  :]  It's all very exciting, yes I know.

Other interesting news? I snagged a lightbox from my sister for free! She just happened to have one from her first year at architecture school that she never uses anymore. It's a nice size, and in great condition. I've been waiting for the right moment to begin experimenting with watercolors. It seems as though all illustrators turn to it at some point, even if it's just for fun, and I love the way it turns out so I can't wait to see what I can come up with in the future. Hopefully by the next time I'm posting this I'll be nearly done with my site, or completely done and waiting for it to be coded.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Finished Commission Piece

I finished the commission piece and it's on it's way to print! I don't think I'll be able to squeeze anything in for Illustration Friday, but the good thing about Illustration Friday is that there's always next week!

Courtney & Brendan, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Commission Time!

I was going to try to create a quick illustration with an Easter theme, but I've been so busy this week I couldn't get around to it, and I'll be out of town this weekend so I think I missed out on my opportunity.

  I've got a new commission piece to work on though so that's awesome, I'll be posting progress as it comes along.  Hopefully I'll have time to work on IF as well.

Can't wait for Easter! I had to cheat and let myself have one cadbury creme egg. I can't help it, there's no avoiding the best Easter candy out there, I can't just not have one. And it was so worth it...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Balloon Transportation

Why waste money on rising gas prices when balloon transportation is so much more energy efficient?

I've been looking into reading books, basically "guides" to freelance illustration and how to make it a possibility rather than just a dream. Any good ones out there? Trust me, I'm a huge geek when it comes to researching products so I've got a long list of "to-reads" already, but I'm always open to more!

The cool thing would be to find one to borrow at a library, even better as an e-book. So far I'm thinking my local library will have neither, but there's always hope.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Do you ever feel an urge of thoughts that you just have to write down, but you don't have access to a journal? I get cravings like this all the time. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Illustration Friday: Return

Follow the string of glowing light,
Hung through the highest tree.
Return to where you're meant to be,
Your haven from the night.