The new year has started and all signs indicate that it's going to go by even faster than 2012 did. I'm nervous about living up to my own expectations as a budding illustrator, but I'm going to do my best.
Day 1: Vintage Erasers by Lisa Congdon
At one point in Lisa's freelance illustration seminar, she drove home the importance of creating art for its own sake--even when you're bogged down with other clients and projects. She is a prime example of an artist who's not only wildly successful, but extremely prolific. The image above is her first piece of her 2010 "A Collection A Day" project, in which she would either photograph, draw, or paint a real or imaginary collection of items every day. This past year, she also embarked on another 365-style project, taking up typography and hand lettering.
Realistically, I don't think I can accomplish anything on a daily basis that I'd be satisfied with--but I do have a surprise in the works that I'm hoping to debut on Monday. It's a humble little project that I'm hoping to update weekly (it's the next best thing, I suppose), and it's tying together another one of my passions with my love of simple, fun illustration.
I tackled a lot in 2012--I'm actually managing to survive and save some money while I'm at it, I got some paying illustration jobs, and my band released its first album. But I think 2013 holds much more promise for me.