To that end, and given my station in life, and my tools at hand, I have been experimenting with a mix of hand rendered and digital art.
In all of my research about pursuing illustration as a profession, the one that is most daunting (to me) and most articulated, is that of having a consistent style to represent my work in my portfolio. I think it’s fair to say that most artists are usually evolving their style, on a micro scale some (the fortunate ones who seem to have found their illustrative groove), and others on a much less focussed, very broad, scale. The truth seems to be that in order to be marketable, and maybe be able to support myself with this crazy dream, I need to really concentrate on funnelling down to a more specific (trademark, if you will) style. A style that is unmistakeably “Julie Prescesky”, and don’t you forget it. It’s altogether daunting to think I have to come up with something so fantastic that it will not only set me apart from a sea of talented artists, but that it will also captivate me enough to make me want to pursue it with the passion it deserves, beyond the honeymoon. I know, realistically, it’s more about getting comfortable with myself as an illustrator, and exploring a more singular focus, instead of many simultaneously.
Yes, the animals are eating Ring Pops. You should NEVER feed the animals.