One down, three to go...

Well I've completed one of my four jobs that need to be finished by the end of the year. This one was a doozy. 60 illos for a grammar book, mostly of little kids doing different things. It was fantastic practice and really helped me solidify the way I like to draw characters (despite the fact that the publisher requested changes on the way I draw characters. well why did you ask me to do it then?) Anyway, it was great, it's done and now i can move on. I can't wait to post some pictures here. but i guess i need to wait until it's published? is that the etiquette? because someone might steal my low resolution image of a woman holding a potato (not kidding) and pass it off as their own and makes lots of money and I'll be ruined because no one will ever work with me again? ah well. can't take a chance these days I guess. yes i will wait.

I'm really happy with how my illustration career has gone this year though - ever since i dropped down from 4 days to 3 days at my "job," I've had a steady stream of illustration work, and that was July, and I'm already booked through to end of Jan! so I'm loving it. Hopefully soon I can start to pick and choose my projects a bit more.

The next job I have to do should be the most fun. it's a real live children's book (not a hard-cover trade book, but a children's book nonetheless) so I'm super excited!

and even though I haven't been doing I-F, I have still been lurking on some blogs, getting inspired as always. so a hearty 'good on ya' bloggy people!

xx