Oh, you know...just drawing unicorns for homework around here:
These days - in the midst of midterms (they snuck up on me!) - I find myself stressing about homework and then I realize I have to draw. lol. Or make a cute logo. Or brand an imaginary business. This always amazes me. I feel pretty lucky to get to do so. It makes me really happy to know that when I chose to go back to school it was largely so I'd have time to develop my own style and get some things off the ground that I've always wanted to do but never had time to...things that I didn't have time to do while working. So glad one of these is happening right now! Even if it's stressful.
It's been a super-crazy couple weeks, here. After "reading week" (which is code for Spring break without the break) I had a million homeworks to catch up on and the aforementioned project this illustration is for has been looming over my head: it's a self-directed semester long project, and I decided to design a children's publisher's catalog - sounds like a strange choice, maybe, but I get to invent and illustrate a bunch of books to go in it. It's been super fun so far! I draw a lot, but I don't often color my illustrations. It's been really fun (and a bit slow and frustrating!) to get in there and learn to work together with Illustrator and Photoshop and experiment with texturing and outlines (or lack thereof). I've also made a baby blanket (really, this was all I wanted to do! Felt nice to make something with my hands) and worked on a super-cool short-term project for the 'ol animation studio. Whew!
I'm taking tonight off with the mister before I have to dive head first into a paper-writing, catalog-illustrating, layout-doing, typography-sign-making, project-brainstorming crazy marathon of a catch-up weekend, here. I'm trying not to count down to the summer! lol.
What have you been up to?