Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Read This Book: Breaking Into Freelance Illustration

I just finished a great book that I know will be useful to anyone who is trying to start their own illustration business.  Breaking into Freelance Illustration : A Guide for Artist, Designers and Illustrators by Holly Dewolf is packed full of encouragement, inspiration and information.  She has included great interviews with other illustrators and designers along with website information.  Websites that illustrators can participate in are also listed along with other resources.  There is advice on staying motivated, getting organized, self promotion, industry information, accounting tips, copyright information, business management, going after clients, pricing, and really a lot more. Now that I have finished, I intend to go back with a notebook and pen and jot down all that useful information and put it into good use!  Go get this book an read it too!  You can get it at Amazon, of course.  I read it on my kindle, but it could have just as easily arrived in my mailbox!  So there's no excuse not to read it!  Click on Holly's name if you want to check out her web site.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Are You Gearing Up for the Holidays?

That is probably a silly question.  My kids are bouncing off the walls about it but that is what makes it fun!

I wanted to let you know, my kind readers, that even though I am not posting as often here as I was a month ago, I have not abandoned my blog or its themes.  I appreciate everyone who visits here and I intend to continue to post even through the holidays, but I won't be doing it as faithfully as I had been.  I hope to post once a week, but probably not more than that, unless I get a surge of energy!

I have to admit that I feel disappointed with my lack of energy to keep up with my blog, but I have to also admit when I have bitten off more than I can chew.  So that I may spend plenty of time with my family and friends, I'm going to continue to back off of posting.  I will come back, full of things to say, after the turn of the new year though!

Thank you for stopping by.  Hope to start spending more time with you again after the Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


This week's theme on Illustration Friday is "Stretch".  It made me think of little child trying to get into his clothing, which is not always the right size or the neck opening is a little bit too small.

I remember my own kids being this age and the struggle with clothing as they learned to dress themselves. I enjoyed drawing  those proportions of a little child.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my drawing for this week.  I decide to go with black and white this week.  Graphite is still such a comfortable medium for me.  I love it.

Please leave a comment and tell me what you think!