Form follows function - illustration follows story
So thankful to have some clarity and focus after class yesterday. The function of this self-promotion is to be save-worthy and interactive. Telling my story of journey with elements of play and interaction. I have two project ideas (form) in my mind's eye, one being more personal and the other being more centered on my style and a common theme of my work. I need to spend time developing both and present them to you all for feedback on which is more save-worthy. I've been gett
Save-Worthy Self Promotion
So this morning I'm scrambling to get ready for a vending event, Heemet Fescht, where I am reading Penny Olive and selling my dolls. I spent last evening really diving into the research I had done on save-worthy and interactive promotions.I reflected on our conversation about my project in class. I realized that the mini dolls I printed and sewed would be awesome save-worthy self promotions, especially if they had a ribbon or something to hang them. I started thinking more ab
ILLUSTRATION IS MY DOUBLE RAINBOW!
Contemporary Topics: Week 3 Wow! I love the energy in our class! I am so happy to get such thoughtful and design-centered feedback. Like every week, I hit the ground running after class when your feedback is fresh... I'm loving the direction of this project and Bosler's advice in the steps that it should take. So this week I will be focusing on the message and style of my illustration advocacy/self-promo piece. I'm not gonna lie, I'm completely in stitches about "Illustration
Researching Illustration Advocacy
I just took part in a webinar through 3x3 about how to approach art directors. It was amazing and offered a lot of insight into why illustration needs advocates and how to make this observation a movement.
Contemporary Topics Week 2 Save-worthy Illustration Promotion
"If you don’t feed your portfolio somehow then your clients will come after the old work and you’ll start replicating yourself a lot." -Martina Flor "Again, that’s why those of us who do lettering (illustration) seriously have a responsibility to educate clients and art directors as to what is good lettering and what is not." -Martina Flor Our class discussion about my topics/projects really got my wheels turning thinking about what is the line between successful and unsucces
Contemporary Topics | Week 1
Contemporary Topics Professor Bosler Research Possibilities 1. Changing our definition of hero/ine | Everyday superheroes/ Upstanders Non-violent, everyday, heroes and heroines are more exciting to kids and adults because we all have the potential to be one. Having characters related to children in their everyday lives, like family friends or even themselves. Finding subject matter that is particular to bullying, being an upstander, effeminate, or issues that kids are picke