Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sample Book Dummy, Dollectable & LA

I finished transferring all the drawings for my mini book dummy yesterday so all that’s left to do is alittle cleaning up and painting the cover. After that I have to put together the dummy for the art show at the conference and make a few mini ones to pass out. I also have to print and mount 2 copies of my portfolio for the conference. Asaide from that I’m waiting to see if my re-print biz cards get here in time (the first ones where the wrong color)and waiting for the print shop to call me.

On another note, I went to Dollectable on Saturday and met a ton of cool people, learned new things and bought much needed items for my BJD (like hair). After watching the basic face up class I am considering trying my hand at one since apparently you can use pastels (I have a 90 piece Rembrandt set that is currently seeing no use). If you know anywhere that has useful info about face-ups preferably using pastels please email me, note me or otherwise leave me a message. I’ll have to look more into that when I get back from LA.

Which reminds me, I will be gone in Southern California from this Saturday morning till really late Aug. 4th. And since I will be at Disneyland next Monday and Tuesday there will be no studio update. I will have my laptop and the trip but I don’t know about internet.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

BBQ, Proofs, Promo Book & Dollectable

Sorry I didn’t update yesterday by the time I got back from checking the proofs for my promo materials for the SCBWI LA conference my mom called to remind me about their BBQ (my mom’s sister, my uncle and my cousin and her friend were staying the night on their way back down to Palmdale) and I didn’t realize somehow till I was there that it was a Monday. Ya silly I know.

Still working on my mini promo book, which is more like a mini book dummy in all actuality. It will have a fully painted cover but the inside drawings will be just line and will demonstrate I can illustrate action and keep the character consistent throughout. It was be posted on my site when it is complete and probably here too. If you haven’t checked out the new site please do and tell me what you think. There are even 9 avatar icons in various sizes for you to use. Prints will be made and put up in the store after I return from the SCBWI conference. If you want a particular piece as a print let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

Also I’ll be attending Dollectable this Saturday if you’re going to be there let me know and maybe we can meet up. I need to buy shoes (Mary Jane style mostly), wigs and find a good face up artist but also they have to cool workshops I wanted to take.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Mini Promo Book

Now that the new KatGirl Studio site is completed I’ve been doing other things like designing post cards, biz cards and compiling the rest of my client contact list. I emailed editor/art directors and the children’s book companies that accepted email submissions and one send me a message back saying you wished me well and would keep me in mind for her future projects. Aside from that I story boarded my mini promo book for the SCBWI Conference next month. It’s a little 8 page wordless story about a margay (my character Xcaret) hunting a nearby Quetzal entitled Stalking the Illusive Quetzal. Here’s the front cover sketch for the book.