This book was recommended to me by a close friend. "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" was his favorite kids book growing up and he wanted to know what I thought of it. I hope you enjoy my over analyzation of this book. Thank you, Brad, for the suggestion.
Everybody has bad days, This is no surprise. in order to have good days, we will always need a bad day to remind us how good we have it. Knowing this, it's how you handle that day that will make the day what it is. Enjoy your struggle, it makes you stronger.
When I was a boy I was never once allowed to write on the walls. But recently I find myself ASKED to. You know you're doing something right when friends are asking you to write on their walls and design permanent ink for their skin. That means something.
Thank you, to all of you. You make my work important.
Working on the sketch for something "big." It's not ready to show yet but soon. Instead, let me show you what I will be using to make the final product. I have not used this yet but as soon as I finish this wall I will do a full review.
The idea of a troublesome boy wearing a wolf costume is one of the coolest Ideas ever in children's books. Add an imaginary land full of monsters that he can be with and lead and you have a serious idea for a children's book. This book was before it's time. but it certainly is not perfect.
Being confident is a constant struggle, There's no arguing that. As artists we are constantly trying to better our work. This in turn leaves our old work to be tough to love. How do we stand up for a price tag on our work without confidence? How do we fight through artistic struggle without encouragement? I don't think we can. I am confident when I say, Confidence is necessary.
Stay with me here. When I was 4 I found out how awesome it is to make things. When I was 6 I started martial arts, at 8 I joined gymnastics and track. At 11, I was a basketball player. In junior high I tried football and in Highschool I played soccer. turns out.... I sucked at all of them.
Have you ever wanted to be really good at something? You start practicing like every day for a month. Then, out of the blue you realize you picked something super freaking hard? Well I just found out, that pattern goes for every single thing we do.
"The Dragons of Missing Lake" is one of my favorite illustration jobs to date. When I heard Tanya was looking for an Illustrator to create the cover I knew I HAD TO DO IT. this is exactly what I love to make and I want to geek out for a bit and explain the process of an illustration.
Went to a Bismarck library sale last week and picked up this little gem. First published in 1964 in Minnesota by Pearl Augusta and illustrated by Joseph Folger.
As an illustrator and Designer, my visual Identity is very important. My logo and visuals need to be on par with the work I want to provide. This can be a daunting task for any designer.
Social media is great, you get a lot from it, build a following and connect with like minded people. But you must have your own hub where people can find you. You must have a place that is yours.
What we do
Don't be a loose cannon, aim your efforts to get effective results.
Life is plump full of options. It is staggering when a high school student is asked what they want to do with their life. The idea that you can do ANYTHING is intimidating. As technology increases, your options on where to focus your energy and what to accomplish with your life becomes increasingly difficult. Don't get me wrong, this is a very GOOD THING, and it should be looked at as such, but in order to focus our efforts and become efficient doers, we must build parameters
How do you sort through it all? where do you start?
The trick is, to know yourself have a purpose.