well, its the end of another year! 2014 was the first year where I decided to really try to focus on illustration- I did the scientific illustration course, created a stop-motion animation that was science based, and developed a portfolio-which I submitted to a publisher. In the last month I also did my first market (selling cards and prints that I printed myself- a learning curve as well). Its been busy but I feel like the busier it got, the easier it was to create work and I feel like I started to definitely get into a stride of creating art consistently and regularly in the last few months of this year- something I have previously struggled with.
I also discovered a technique that I really like for doing picture book-style illustrations, and am excited to play around with that some more in 2015.
I saw this around tumblr in the past week and thought it would be a fun thing to do- you can find the original template here, and make one for yourself!
A couple of firsts this year:
– animated “science” film completed
– big investment: my computer that lets me do digital illustrations without freezing every 2 seconds!
– market stall selling some of my prints
the most popular posts in 2014 on this blog– if you missed them, go check them out:
as usual most of these posts were actually the ones I thought wouldn’t be that popular at all!
Best art-book of the year
Best new art product
I still feel like I learn something new every time I sit down to make something and there’s still a long way to go (!!)- and I can’t wait to share more exciting things on the blog here next year. I am hoping to bring some more tutorials and diy stuff onto the blog, as well as some interviews with illustrators- alongside the regular posts.
Thanks to all of you who followed this little blog this year- I appreciate you all reading my (sometimes long) posts, and hope you stick around as I learn more about this whole creative-blogging thing next year.
Best wishes for 2015!
Just a quick note- I saw this character design challenge popping up here and there- I will likely be doing this challenge and will post more info on the blog in January- but just a heads up if you are also interested in doing this one! It looks like fun 🙂