Friday, June 25, 2010

Medial Illustrations and Rennasance Faires

Well sent in the sample for the freelance job, after a series of difficulties (files were too big for email and the file share system I was directed to next wasn't letting me upload them), so will have to wait and see what happens next.

Going to be heading to a renfaire with some friends on Sunday, looks like it ought to be fun. Will try to grab some pictures to share.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Freelance and The Dirty Truth

Well I've got a possibility for freelance illustration work, just need to do a test piece to show what I can do, see if the company wants what I can do and to see if it's really the kind of work that I want to pursue. That's all I'll say for now because the boss of the company knows about this blog and I only want to say nice things about them.

Big thing to do now is networking, both through various communities/forums and (e)mailings. Will have to order up business cards and postcards to start sending out.

Watched the Dirty Jobs:The Dirty Truth (25 years of Discovery episode) and Mike Rowe has a series of "motivational posters" that are variations of standard ones and wisdom culled from over two hundred dirty jobs. A lot of them seem to be very applicable to the modern job market, especially for someone like me (The fact that the people on the show are people who have jobs in this economy is certainly something to take note of).

Friday, June 4, 2010

Last Migration North

Well the trip back to Jersey was interesting.

Wound up with a nasty sunburn on my drawing arm (the car had no AC so we had the windows open) and had a tire blow out while going 75 mph on 95 north in the left lane. Everything turned out fine though. Only seems to be cosmetic damage to the car and the garage that picked us up was 20 miles north and was the only place in a 100 miles that could put a new tire on the wheel.

Been working on unpacking everything and settling back in.

Next step, find a day job and work on new portfolio pieces.