Thursday, 12 February 2009

Difficult Beginnings

We've all felt like this but we can choose what we do about it.
Sometimes being stuck feels worse than actually taking the plunge doesn't it?

I'm working on some spot illustrations for a magazine, subject matter I'm not familiar with drawing, but the hard bit was starting, now that I have, I'll keep on going and show you when I'm done!


Rosie said...

What's a spot illustration? I'll be interested to see what you are doing.

Jessie Lilac said...

It's a one-off picture rather than a series for a story.

April Jarocka said...

Love the new look to your blog - it's foxy fantastic Jessie!!!! Best of luck with your illustrations for the magazine.
Will we get to see them?

April Jarocka said...

btw I've changed the url to Ugly Rabbit...bad girl that I am. So it's
Sorry for the inconvenience!

Jessie Lilac said...

Hi April - that was clever, changing your URL. I've made sure I'm still on your followers list! Yes I will show them here, I've nearly finished the first one, so it shouldn't be long before I post it.

Buskitten said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see them, Jessie - sounds really exciting! How did you get the job? Through an agent or by yourself? It's always interesting to know how people actually get work (speaking as someone who has get to get 'some work' ha ha!)
Yes, the unfamiliar is always a bit scary, isn't it?

April Jarocka said...


Kim said...

Jess, I love this, it says so much and resonates with how we all feel sometime! Thank you for finding it and sharing it here.

I am glad you took the plunge and jumped right in with your illustration...I am sure it is going to be fantastic! I can't wait to see it when you have it completed.

Good for you fighting the fear...a nasty little thing the ego does to us, isn't it?

Ronnie said...

Boy, I getcha. So much talk on the artist blogs lately about low mojo and gone muses. Must be Winter. LIke you I have to make myself dive in. Then, Usually I lose myself in the work.
CAn't wait to see what you come up with!!

tlc illustration said...

*Loved* the video - I'm going to have to use that myself at some point.

Congrats and good luck with the illustrations. Starting is always the worst part for me. Love it after I get on a roll.