Well...I'm having a welcome break from a busy year and a half of artworking and so I have time to blog and develop my portfolio (... and eat biscuits, play with the kids toys etc etc etc).
Making a living at being an illustrator is not an easy business for anyone. The last piece of colour illustration I did was a character design of a Grumpy Dragon. I'm very pleased with him but i need to develop some other subject areas and so I will sniff about for some alternative avenues.
I've been an illustrator for 5 years but I've always had a day job to keep me sane. This summer I have needed to drop the day job and plunge fully into the world of illustration and art. Never will I cycle through rain and cold to reach my work place. Instead I will go to work in my socks. Madness from isolation may well set in, but since so many artists had problems upstairs, I like to think of it as a career move rather than a problem.
I will need to do some serious promotion and development over the coming months in the hope of creating a decent client base and making the career work. I will update this blog as often as I can with my career progress, strange behavior patterns, successes, regrets, BCR (Biscuit Consumption Rate) etc.