Here’s a peek at part of a larger “collage” I am in the process of putting together.
I think of these as personal client work:) I set myself up a challenge, and then set about completing it.
Years ago, I would never have attempted to illustrate a Salinger story.
The images I have in my head while reading his books are always realistic – although filmic / instagram-filtery. Not my illustrating style, at all:)
But after the summer, I sat down and read Teddy again.
The next day, I was doodling in my sketchbook and noticed I had drawn a few items that stuck out. I had tried to picture how Teddy would look if I drew him. Then there was the camera, the portholes, orange peels… the steward… the pool. I got hooked. I started mocking up Teddy – liked where it was going, I had time on my hands… so that’s what I have been doing these days – turning doodles into finished works.
That actually sparked my idea to make the newsletter.
I turned myself into a client! I give myself a lot of work and I pay with espresso.
Not a bad gig.
Oh! Bossman says I get an espresso now.