A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog #3

January 5th 2011

It's back to work after the festive period and I am trying to remind myself what I am supposed to do. I have a mail from Scholastic USA with comments on my full size pencil roughs and thankfully no major changes except to change the size of the otter's feet and substitute the mice for a puppy. Then I have to crack on with starting the full size roughs for the Little Tiger Press 'Mouse and Moon' picture book which is going to be quite intense as I have a week and a half in which to do it. I will most likely start with an easy image to get me into the swing of things and leave the most difficult till the end. The vignettes are a good place to start and probably the one with a mouse sitting on a sprig of flowers. Will be ultra cute. Once I have a few that I am pleased with it will make the hard ones just that bit easier. Don't want to plunge head first into 'artists' block'!

Then I have mail from my agent with a possible job from WHSmiths which looks suspiciously like a pitch rather than an actual commission. The upside is that it is for Christmas card designs and considering that I have done these for them for the past 3 years it means there is a better chance they will accept any scribbles from me. They would not commission me three years in a row if the cards did not sell. Deadline is next Monday so will have to squeeze this in. No pressure then!

Regards,

 

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