It’s always nice to finish a project – especially if it has hung around for waaaaaaay too long being neglected. But book#2 of the Skool Rox series “Hogging Harriett” is now finished and sent off. Publication may take a while – but it is out of my hands at least. That just means my deck is clearer to move on to the next two projects – one big and one small.
Illustration as a side-project to maintaining a full-time job is a tough balancing act. I mean – it is such a labour-intensive love that has to be slotted into the rest of life. I was discussing today whether I could take on Commercial Illustration as well. I could technically, but it just isn’t sustainable. If I were to move into the Commercial world it would impose commercial-type deadlines. And that is something I couldn’t maintain.
So instead I just move slowly from one project to the next. Coming up is a small early-reader called “Mike the Spike” and I’m really looking forward to get into the next Engibear book “Engibear’s Bridge”