Create a portfolio of the kind of work that you want to get more of, not of work that you will think will get you more work.
Change in this case means challenge for me, to position myself humbly within a new situation and truly become open to new ways of approaching image making.
There are many times where I get frustrated because all I ever seem to be is in the midst of the process; in the midst of not knowing… But choosing to sit in these spaces of in-between allows me a greater chance of discovery, of coming across, or inventing something new.
During [down] periods, it becomes important to reevaluate one’s work, and possibly find a new place for it within the market, as well as new means by which to distribute one’s work.
I draw because I have things that I want to say that I might not be able to express through words, through actions. I draw because when I do, the world around me falls away. I draw because it makes me feel good.
I wonder how much of the work that we do is truly original, and not influenced or prefaced by another illustrator and/or artist? …We experience so much in our lives in the way of mass media: on television, the internet, public transportation, billboards, so much - so much of the time that somehow I believe that for most of us through sheer subliminal influence, aspects of various people’s work creep and manifest into our own.