So I've finished creating what I reckon is a gorgeous online portfolio. I have tried to fill it with past work, maintaining a sense of consistency whilst keeping in mind what sort of work I want to attract, which is tricky when you are at the beginning of your journey into the world of illustration and haven't a clue what your style or intended client is yet!
If I were a potential client I would probably take one look at the homepage and think two things - firstly, this illustrator has no idea what her niche is, and secondly, she must also be colourblind.
It's true, at this stage I haven't a clue what I'm doing, and yes, I do realise that there is practically no colour in my portfolio. But it's totally okay, because nobody knows me yet. I have zero followers on Instagram, and there is nobody even reading my blog. (Comment if you are reading my blog, if only to freak me out!)
I have also finally received my brand new, and stunning might I add, Limited Edition Schmincke Horadam Watercolour Palette. It has travelled all the way from Germany to me here in London, and it has taken months due to Brexit complications. But here she is, and I can't wait to use her. My portfolio will be filled with colour in no time.
The only problem is that I don't really know how to use watercolours . This might be a bit of an experimental journey for me. I have rendered the palette in a splatter of digital paint above, which I think looks kinda fun. But I don't know how to paint digitally either. In fact I'm surprised I got the colours so close because I'm useless with colour usually.
My plan is to just go with the flow. I have a nice website - just in case I need to direct a potential client to my work. It's good to be prepared, not to mention optimistic. From this point forwards I just need to loosen up and have some fun, which I very much intend to do.
Yes, the sole purpose of this blog post was to give myself a little pep talk. I feel better now. It was also to brag about my new paints and flaunt my cool sketch - hope you like it - let me know in the comments if you do, and what brand of watercolours are your favourite and why.
Thanks for reading. Can't wait to update you on my little journey into the exciting world of illustration. See you soon...