Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Where it all happens...
Today is the last day of school for my kiddies. The excitement and energy in our house, with the anticipation of summer, is so abundant you can just about taste it. It will be nice to not be ruled by the clock for 2 long months and to really get in some good quality bonding time with my little monkeys.:)
I hope to get a whole bunch accomplished over the summer too...website up, more portfolio pieces, and business side of things up and running. And my wish list of illustration related items keeps growing....eeek !sorry hubby :(. The more I delve into this wonderful world of illustration the more I realize that I am really going to need to get myself Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. I tried each out this year using the trial version. I am hoping to get the Adobe Creative Suite at some point....it looks so fantastic. I'd also like to get a scanner, for my sketches...if only I could scan my plasticine illos...grumble. For this reason I am also looking into digital SLR cameras, so I can hopefully take good photos myself for portfolio work etc, and then only need to hire a professional for illustration work.....I'm looking at the Canon Rebel XS and the Nikon D3000. If anyone has any thoughts/ suggestions or preferences I'd be happy to hear them!! :)
I just purchased the Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines. It is chalk full of everything I will need from contact info, pricing, forms, copyright info ...the list goes on. I know it will be full of earmarks and well worked-in over the next few year. If you don't already have it I highly recommend it.
Now I should go tidy up my desk!!! I know,I know it is a MESS! It's like a plasticine bomb blew up all over it!!! :)