Friday, December 31, 2010

Last post of 2010!

Seems like I started this blog a month ago, but when I look back in my post history.... Nope!!

Last year's Resolution for this artist diary was to post more on my blog... Did I make it?  *checks back to look at post count....* YES! With 2009 not even making the count to 10, 2010 kicked it's butt with 26 posts (and now with this one 27!).  While in Blog standards that's not really a trophy winning stat, I think I did myself proud with at least tripling the number.

So for this year, my goal is to do a post at least once a week. Whether it be doodles, character sketches, or the real deal illos for my portfolio, by the end of 2011 I should have my personal goal at least 52.  Im super excited for what this year holds for me in this stage. I've got a real direction on where to go and 2010 has been an incredible year of knowledge regarding freelancing Illustration. In school you're taught design, concept, and story, but no one can really delve into what happens after graduation and it's different for everyone.  There's no true road map,you have to figure it out for yourself.

2011, I'm coming after you!

To all of you, I wish you a Happy and Blessed New Year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

2010 Christmas Card "Happy Owlidays"

Wow! Its been a really long time since I last blogged. Work has been INSANE and I indulged in one of my other hobbies (theater) and performed during the Christmas season in "The Sound of Music".  So much fun but mixed with other holiday responsibilities/duties it left me with little time for much else... like blogging... and cleaning....  :/  eww.

However! Before the season started to get out of hand in regards to the many places I had to be at the same time, I sketched out and finished this illustration in the hopes of it being a Christmas card for my family.  He'll definitely be in my stack of cards for next year as well :)

Hope he brings a smile to your face...

I hope everyone had a Fantastic Holiday! and wish you all a Blessed New Year :)