I’ve been a proper full blown freelance illustrator for the last two and a half years now. Despite what aspirational blogs might lead you to believe, illustration is hard work - sustaining a client base, making sure you have enough work to keep you afloat, thinking three months ahead when you buy anything - not that it’s not rewarding, it is, but it’s hard work too. And while there is nothing else I’d rather be doing, it’s not very secure and times are tough in the creative industry.
Which is a round about way of saying - I’ve got a new job at a fab illustration led design agency. And come Monday, I will be back in the studio environment (an awesome studio) doing work for new clients (awesome clients) and for the time being at least my freelance adventure is over. But a new one is starting, and I can’t wait.
Unfortunately that means blogging, tweeting, and general posting of drawings will be slowing somewhat - of course maybe there will be more sketchbook doodles (as I’ll be trying to find a way to fill my time on the commute), we shall have to wait and see.
So as a last hurrah for a little while, here’s a picture - a leap of faith into the unknown. I’ll let you know how it goes…