Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Bunnies!

Today I thought I would show you this design. Lots of little happy bunnies playing in the fresh air!

Yesterday I spent the day working in an studio- with real people and everything! :) I feel like I've forgotten what it's like working in a studio environment as it's been over half a year now since I left my job! I was interested in seeing how I felt- whether or not I missed working in a studio and although it made a lovely change to my normal routine, I am quite relieved to say that I didn't go home thinking I can't work on my own anymore or that I feel lonely working from home. If you are thinking about taking the leap and working for yourself this is something you may want to think about. Are you a people person? Or do you like your own company? Are you an extravert or an introvert? Do you need people around you to do your best work? Or do you prefer a quite space with no interruptions in order to do your best work? Sometimes you just won't know until you do it and sometimes renting a space in a studio just won't be an option to begin with because of the expense. If this is something you are contemplating, I've just finished reading a great book called How To be an Illustrator which you can buy here. I highly recommend it if you want some very useful tips on being an illustrator and working for yourself. Chapter 7 discusses the pros and cons of working from home or in a studio.
For the time being anyhow I seem to like working from my quite little space at home. I am also easily distracted so I think I would probably get less work done in a studio environment! However mixing it up every now and again is great and good for me, so hopefully I'll get to do it again.


Anonymous said...

Yipiiie its nearly spring. And this piece leads to it even faster!
Thank you for this cheering up post!

Jacqueline said...

I love these bunnies! That sounds like a wonderful book...think i will go check it out too. hehe Have a happy creative day!