Developing a style

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.

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.

Yes, the animals are eating Ring Pops.  You should NEVER feed the animals. 

More about Julie Prescesky

Julie spends much of her time paying attention to what's happening around her. At Design Inkarnation, she's head designer, illustrator, writer and creative problem solver.

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