>> Thursday, January 19, 2006
This week I was asked by a book publisher to provide further samples as part of an application to illustrate one of their picture books. They've narrowed down the candidates, but are still working on making their final decision. Usually I would just send some of my existing samples, especially as it's always possible I won't getting chosen in the end. But this time I decided to combine my application with Illustration Friday and provide them with a sample illustration specific to the manuscript they emailed. I figure I can always use new samples to update my online portfolios (www.childrensillustrators.com/clairelmilne and www.portfolio.com/claire).
Rather than worrying about what they would be looking for style-wise I decided to approach it the same way I would Illustration Friday and just do it the way I would like to! So here it is, E is for Example, or even more specifically, E is for Escape since the puppy has escaped and shown up at a neighbour's door.