Hi! So I've had a list of links I love on my computer for over a year, I've always meant to share them with you but it kept falling to the wayside, so! I'm going to post a few each week for you to enjoy! I hope you find them as helpful as I do. (some of these are older because they've been lurking in my folders of inspiration for a while)
- Show & Tell (Megan Hunt) -- Megan Hunt published her maker's manifesto back in 2016. Written as an excercise for herself, she explains what she wants to achieve in her illustration and why. Its beautiful insight into the thought behind what she makes and I saved it as something to do myself later (another blog post??) because int he past I've struggled to explain what I'm trying to achieve with my stories and not being able to articulate it I think hurt the stories in the long run. I think if I had event old myself what those stories were about and what I wanted to achieve, I'd have done much better. Things floating around in your mind are never as helpful as those that you put on the paper.
- Studio Moments (Allen Ostergar) -- While this hasn't been updated in a while, Allen Ostegar illustrated life working in the studio through funny little quick sketches, It was a fun glimpse into what being in a studio would be like. And I love studying his quick sketches!
- Frannerd! (Fran Meneses) -- I think Frannerd is an excellent example of building a brand and I love watching her Youtube videos and checking out her blog and Instagram. She is very personable on camera and comes across genuine as well as gives great advice on how to get started as an illustrator (I should take some of it!)
- Lucy Bellwood Demon's Kickstarter (Lucy Bellwood) --I have been following Lucy for a while and she gives great advice on creative content and managing your business as a creative. As well as working on some really interesting boat and adventure projects! She just launched a kickstarter that over funded in less than 12 hours I think..Crazy! ...she must be doing something right!