Saturday, October 4, 2008

A few samples





Well, I'm always talking about how I am an illustrator and how I want to do children's illustration full time, blah blah blah, but I've yet to post an example of any illustrations. So to avoid being all talk and no product, here are a very few out of my collection (I have TONS more). The top one was for a memory matching game I did a few years ago for a client (drawn via the Wacom drawing tablet attached to my computer). The other two are student pieces I did eons ago for my illustration class in college, to show that I could draw people and so I could pass the portfolio review (which I did, with flying colors). The color pencil drawing is just a picture using models from a magazine, but the black and white line drawing (stippling, actually) of the little boy with the candy in his mouth is my brother, who's all grown up now—see recent pix of him here.

I'm only thinking about this now because right now I'm applying for freelance jobs, as well as one full-time children's illustrator position I was lucky enough to stumble upon this morning. So I've been working all morning updating my resume and putting together a CD with portfolio samples on it for the art director. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on all of these opportunities, but it's a tough market, and there is a lot of excellent competition. All I can do is try, right?

I'll be showing more of my work in the near future, as I get my act together and my portfolio in shape. I have a bunch of cute children's illustrations I'd like to share that I think you'll like, and some other odds n' ends as well.

9 comments:

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

these are phenomenal, Chris. I am extremely impressed. truly.

you are one talented woman!

Chris said...

Thanks :)

Have fun tonight at dinner!

dolcechic said...

YAY! You showed them off :) You're so talented!!! Hope you're having a great day girlie!

Chris said...

Thanks! You too :)

citysage said...

Wow! Amazing! If those last two are from your student portfolio, I can only imagine what your work must look like now that you've been at it for even longer! What a talent!

Claire said...

Chris I am so excited by what I see! There is passion here... lots of it! Pursue this. Let me know if you need some business set up direction etc... I have a few ideas that I will mail you about.

xox

sandy said...

these are wonderful! definitely pursue your dreams - you'd be so much happier.

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness, those are amazing! You have such an amazing talent. I thought the last one was a photograph!!

please sir said...

Thanks for posting your work - you are so talented!