I’m way behind on this post, trying to keep up with all these illustration kids and their blogging. This month has proven to be fairly eventful. Selling prints and art at the Alternative Press Expo with fantastic Mr. Grim Wilkins last weekend was a blast. I met so many incredible artists who were equally as frantic as myself, attempting to sell work and talk to as many people as possible. The first day tested my endurance, as I hadn’t slept at all the night before.
But wait theres more!…. actually not a whole lot. The photos on top are from the CCA Alumni 2011 show, which I was fortunate to have a piece featured among many talented illustrators. I wish had pictures of other artists and friends from the show. The Q&A and the talks given by 5 alumni, including friend Brynn Metheney, from that night was the most rewarding and honest dialogue I’ve heard form professionals in a while. The talk was geared toward students in the audience, providing a straight-shot advise and highlighting some important things to keep in mind after graduating.
Two main points of advise I remember:
“Be excited about what you are doing. No one cares. But they will if you show them how important it is to you.”
“There will always be people to shoot down your ideas. Sometimes you just have commit to doing you know and what you are passionate about.” With which someone added, “Wear a suit of armor.”
It was good to hear and meet some older alumni, whose work I was not as familiar with.
Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you at the APE(next year) or at CTN this coming November!