Another thousand pageviews has gone by, as has three months. Within this period of time SO much has happened! I've been dying to type another journal entry, but I wanted to stick to my thousand-view tradition.
In late April, my senior show went up! I am happy to announce that I won Illustration's "best in show" award
(supposedly that is what it was, but with a different title). It was the Blick Outstanding Achievement in Illustration award, which came with a nice giftcard to Dick Blick art supplies! I plan on using this to buy a matte cutter and an easel, to start. You can see my thesis in my DA gallery, under Seven Deadly Sins!
I visited New York City to the Society of Illustrators for the award ceremony
/show I was a part of (see last journal entry). Admittedly, I was not impressed by the show overall, I did not understand why some of the award winners were even selected to be in the show (there was some really incredible work but a lot of the award winners looked… really bad and unimpressive in comparison to some more deserving pieces). I got lost and had a crummy time in New York but towards the end of the trip, I met up with a friend who was familiar with the area and it all ended on a positive note!
(Gluttony, from my Seven Deadly Sins, was the piece selected for the show in case you missed my last journal entry)
And just as quickly as it went up, the senior show was taken down the day after Graduation! Which was last weekend. So, YAY! As sad as I am to leave the art school environment that is Moore and to part with all of my closest friends, I must admit… graduating was an exciting thing and I LOVE my new apartment
and living on my own. It's one of the best feelings to have my own place. I think it's perfect. I have not unpacked yet, as I do not really have any furniture (I desperately need some bookshelves), but all in good time!
I start working full-time at Dynamite in July, though I continue to work there until then! I'm loving life and everything is very exciting for me. I've been given more creative work to do so you will have to keep an eye out for some sketch covers by me in the future
Recently, the cover that I posed for was published and out for sale! My favorite professor, Dominick, painted the wonderful cover!! I also posed for a second cover, but I'm not sure if the book is out yet. The cover has been released though, and it is one of my favorite paintings Dominick has ever done!! I'll provide the links below:
Second Book Cover (Devil In The Details)
LASTLY, I finished my Joker piece! I published it the night DeviantArt was crashing and messing up so I wonder if that effected its publicity… but, I love it and I hope you take a minute to view it and hopefully enjoy it too! I am thinking of ideas for my next portfolio piece(s) and I am completely open to suggestions! Leave any ideas you may have in the comment section below!
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Thanks again for reading & as usual, I hope you have a truly FANTASTIC day!!