21 August 2013
New pens + my MA
In september I'll be going into the second year of working towards my MA in Illustration. I'm so excited, nervous, scared and for some reason in a constant state of hunger. I can't wait but at the same time I know it's going to be hard, the last year was so much work and difficult. This year will be worse and so much harder...but I know it will be so worth it. I've mapped out in my head all the things I want to do whilst studying, like all the new illustrations I want to make and add to my shop (actually have a few of these in works at the moment). How I'm going to plan and organise how I'll fit working around full time study. I don't want to write this down because I'll just forget it all as soon as it's down on paper, and also I'm too afraid to see it written down.
So I've been drawing a lot to calm myself down a little, I've been making myself draw people (one thing I don't like drawing) and then treating myself to drawing buildings (my favourite thing to draw). Also treated myself to new pens too but that's nothing new...they're very good though!
Trying to draw people while they're out and about, moving past places and just doing things is really hard. I've been practicing and trying to get better at it. The more I go out and sit somewhere, then draw people going past something the easier it gets. It can be awkward though at the same time, when someone notices you drawing them. Most of the time I see them suddenly try to run away, hunch over or turn away. I feel silly then but my drawings will never look like them, it's just an outline and an action. They could look at what I'd drawn of them and they wouldn't even know it's them.
One thing I'm really excited about at the moment is that I'm creating greetings cards. I've got a couple of drawings that I've done, now just need to tidy up and finish on my computer. Can't wait to see how they'll look printed out.