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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Ramblings...

I'm taking a little break from a project, i'm talking a 15 minute break, and thought i'd write a tiny blog post with some tips, these are things I think about and come to mind when i'm working, general ramblings.

Put just as much effort into everything you do no matter how big or small the job, you owe it to yourself to be good and pay attention to detail. I get asked to do various editorial illustrations these can range from covers, double page spreads to tiny little spaces within which your work will live, speak, shout, whisper, or get to the point asap, i'm talking 5mm x 4mm of paper, a young sapling leaf of the tree if you will, give it your full attention.

The main thing you gotta know, the holy grail is communication, that is all, people are commissioning you for your skills and sometimes style, which should never be locked it should float within a framework, but most of all your ability to communicate not only a message an idea a thought, but also to be able to communicate the image in your head, your imagination.

If you're getting stuck on something, move on to something else, or break out of anything that seems like what people expect and just do what you want.

If you are working in a small space, I'm talking on the page, what I try to do is think of it like this: less space less colours, if your space is limited you need to limit the other things that are in general not limited. If you are working in a small space, studio wise, close your eyes...you now have infinite space...

get to work.