Taking a Shot in the Dark
|I created a series of tools. These are my Pliers Pattern|
|An element for one of my dinosaur pattern collection. Hand drawn, coloured with copics and scanned into Photoshop.|
Exploring New Styles and Themes:
|Close up of an old work that is proving to be popular|
|A flower pattern work in progress still|
Navigating Negative Feedback:
|Penguins that are proving to be a harder sell|
Despite the setbacks, I still want to expand this collection and see if it gains traction somewhere. Even though this particular pattern wasn't successful on the first try, it has opened doors for me to create another pattern that hopefully a client will be interested in, based on the feedback I received. We'll see how that goes!
Updates on Life as a Freelance Animator and Illustrator:
In other news, my contract at Studio Moshi ended last week! It's always bittersweet ending a long production. I get to relax a bit and concentrate on preparing and creating new illustrations. I also have a new exciting project that I am working on but I can't say much about it yet. Stay tuned for further updates!
Anyhoo, to conclude this rather long blog post and congratulations if you've made it to the end, that so far my journey in creating patterns and illustrations is requiring a lot of patience, persistence and the ability to get back up despite negative feedback. I know that while not succeeding immediately can be disheartening, the experience is providing opportunities for growth and the ability to explore new avenues. I do remain hopeful that my efforts will amount to something but I will never know if I don't try.
Would you like to share a similar experience? I would love to hear it in the comments or on email!