If I were a pigeon…I mean a FAT pigeon.
This is for a collaborative project I am working on with some great friends! More on this soon!
➜ Alluring Illustrations by Maria Nguyen
I got a text from a friend this morning telling me this news! Very excited to be on Illustration Age! Thank you Mike Byers!
Trial and errors are a part of life. These are currently on trial, I’ll decide on the obvious-non-obvious-obvious error when it is not 5AM (the time in which this post is being made).
Came home at 5:20AM and opened some mail!? My cover for the Weekend Post, my illustration for @tnr (thank you AD @_oherick !!) And won a membership from @designexchange :)
➜ Maria Nguyen
Booooooom blogged my work for their April submissions. Super coooooool!
I know I know, this one again. BUT, this happened by accident while I was editing the image. I like it this way.
I’m quite a fan of going back to previous works that I have done and seeing how it could be reworked or done differently. Some are intentional tweeks while others decide to just work it self out.
Ah ha..really slackin,
But can’t stop,
I got my work on the cover of the Weekend Post today!
This started off as homework for my editorial illustration class taught by Kagan Mcleod. I had been thinking of challenging myself with reconceptualizing a previous illustration for weeks leading up to when the project was assigned. I wanted to see if I could do so with the image I was most well known for. I knew it would’ve been a tough one to do since most including myself often have the phrase, “the original is better” running through my head when I see something like this attempted.
The theme that we were instructed to illustrate was ‘spring books’.
I actually thought that this would’ve been a breeze, but I was proven otherwise. I spent three times longer on this piece then I did on the original! The amount of sleep I lost stressing about it was uncalled for. I was able to attain my goal though: I was able to finish homework.
Above you can see some buddies of mine (Stephanie Cardoso, Jessica Cheng, Izzy Stanic, Regina Ying, Evan Do and Jacqueline Lai) who OBVIOUSLY were casually wondering through the grocery store and HAPPENED to have found my work on the cover.
My illustration on this weekends National Post…and these strangers reading the papers.
Quiet humbling moment just before I started setting up my work for tomorrow’s graduation show. I’m fortunate to graduate with such talented peers and have met some beautiful souls these past 4 years. Be ready to be blown away at our show’s opening at 99 Sudbury, Toronto tomorrow!!
Catch 1000 then make a wish.
Where will I take you guuuuuuuurl?