I've been plugged into YouTube for the past couple days, soaking up everything I can possibly find on illustration and the business of it (the scary part for me). I was delighted to find quite a bit online. Most notably, Will Terry's Channel seemed to zero right in on most all of the information that I've been seeking. And, upon visiting his website, I found his video series that included rendering, character design, storytelling with imagery, and the real-world topics of marketing and submitting work! The series costs about $30, but well worth it as it was just what I was looking for. And, I appreciate his honesty and experience.
Last thing I'll mention is Will Terry's video on How to Set Up Your Illustration Portfolio - that was very helpful as well. I felt as though I've been floating around at the whim of an artistic breeze lately. This helped me to have a more deliberate direction to move in. And, in turn, the ideas are flowing freely.
|Work in Progress - hopefully I can finish in the next week.|
However, hands-on art for me at the moment consists of a painting that I'm doing for our church (those with young kids in AWANA might recognize this guy). It's not a commissioned original design or anything - just something from the Cubbie book to brighten the walls. And, it's nice to pick up a paintbrush again.