Saturday, 26 October 2013

Get sett

Work's a bit on the heavy ticket at the mo; nine and ten-hour days, seven days a week (with occasional blog activity sponsored by Nescafe Fine Blend).  All the book illustrators I know frequently have similar experiences: long hours, tight deadlines and low pay, so we must be doing it for love.  Besides, in how many other jobs do you get to think about what a young badger might look like blowing up a balloon?!


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  1. Now, this is something that has often set(t) me thinking: what *would* a young badger blowing up a balloon look like? Now I know - wonderful. Don't work too hard, C.

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  2. Well that is a great drawing. Can't be many jobs where you have to visualize that.

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  3. I suspect those sharp lil' claws might burst a few ;o)

    Yes, and after doing all those 12 hour days, 7 days a week I bet you get total lulls like the one I am going through right now too? beginning to despair and money is running low, wondering why on earth I still do this for a living!

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  4. You're just showing off now.

    :)

    You are outstanding at what you do.

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  5. Lovely illustration C. Always make time for a coffee break!

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  6. Thanks for kind words, lovely people, and I've got the coffee and matchsticks nearby and off to start another day!
    Yve: yes isn't it always the way, too much time and no money or enough money (just!) and no time. Hope your work picks up again v soon and also that we both manage to get the one thing that seems impossible in our lines: balance!

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  7. C - just a thought. What do you think a mole doing crochet would look like?
    Or a weasel on roller skates? Oh we could go on forever!

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    1. :-)
      The possibilities are endless! And should you ever think of writing an anthropomorphic story...

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  8. Reminds me of my Rupert reading days...wish I still had these books!

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    1. Ah yes, I had a much loved Rupert annual too - can still remember my delight at those special 'magic' pictures which came to life when you put water on them!

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