Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Collections - Star Wars Weaponry

Welcome to a new feature on my blog! Every fortnight I will be announcing a new theme, and updating you with new work and related posts. For the this fortnight, I've gone with a theme most artists have some sort of an obsession with: collections. Above is a painting I made for my boyfriend for Christmas. He's a big Star Wars fan and general sci fi geek, and I wanted to make him something to hang on the wall of his new flat. It took AGES to complete, as I know next to nothing about Star Wars and spent days sourcing reference photos to work from. I've since been sheepishly told by my boyfriend that the guns are not all correctly named...but I think that adds to its charm...right? 

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Recent Events

Those of you who follow me on Twitter might have seen my announcement that I had been offered a big illustration job recently. As any illustrator knows, any paid job is very very very exciting, but the thing that made me scream with excitement was the essential research trip that came with it... to Rio de Janeiro!

It felt like things were fiiiiiinally looking up. Unfortunately, the job was only 95% finalised, and the client kept stalling and stalling until it became too late to organise a trip out there. And so I lost the job.

I have to say that I was devastated by this news - and as pathetic as it seems, I think I still am - a whole 3 weeks later! It really is a tough time to be a graduate, especially an Illustration graduate, and I know that a lot of you will be in the same boat as me - late nights spent working on self motivated projects, endless emails that are rarely acknowledged- and to get an email like the one I received offering the job was like a light at the end of a tunnel.

But hey ho, I'm learning that life is full of these little disappointments and you've just got to pick yourself up again. I appreciate I have to fight that little bit harder, because lets face it, to draw/paint for a living is an absolute dream job!

And... I do think its pretty cool that one of the biggest Ad Agencies in Brazil has seen my work. Win!