I am working on art for skate decks tonight and it's pretty exciting since that is the first thing that I attempted to do when I graduated with my undergraduate degree in illustration. I think I know less about Illustrator now than I did then, but I think I know more about art and illustration now, so this should be interesting. I'm wondering how much of the Illustrator I will remember as I move along here. Some of it comes back relatively fast while other aspects I am sure will take me an entire evening to understand again. It is a worthwhile venture though. It is also a venture that people who don't know all of the details will say things like, "Why don't you already know everything about the program since you are an illustrator?" or "You should understand all of the tools at your disposal", but I think that equally important is probably the fact that I understand how visually I can create an image far better than I could when I was 22. So I guess all things considered, I am glad to be operating the way I do now. I'm going to make this work, because I want to, and I may need to, and frankly, it would be nice to finally have that job at the design firm, whether it be "selling out" or any of that b.s. I would be happy for that sale if it were offered to me. Check out the original sketch. Tis one of those awesome marble boards.
Wish me luck. I would like more of this type of work. I think it would be good for me, and it might even make my parents rest a little easier, which after all of this time would be an incredible blessing.