Self Reflection Good Me Bad Me Illustrations is a project I have been working on for myself. Every year I try to print out a booklet and feature my most recent works (typically from the last 12 months) and send it out to difference agencies and potential clients. There are many ways of pulling in work as an illustrator, Google, Bing, Yahoo etc but living in the capital of Scotland there a lot of agencies with a lot of potential work. So this illustration is one of the covers I made for this booklet.
The idea of this illustration is to create something like an “illustrated CV”. You can see on this illustration there are a few things that really stand out including that I like food, family and love is important to me. I love cooking and beers, I’m a hopeless coffee lover, love adventure and travelling to exotic locations and naturally I love drawing. I’m passionate about these things and of course there are more things I love and care about but the things I have illustrated above were the few things that first popped into my when when I tried to summarise what I like and who I am.
This project helped me to find out what I like and who I am. I know this kind of thing might sound super easy for many people but for me it’s so hard. For example, I’m always afraid to introduce myself in front of people. I just don’t what I should say about myself. For example, I think branding for other people or other people’s business’ is easy but branding for myself or my business is always so hard because I don’t what kind of thing represents me and my and my business?! So I think illustrate this “illustrated cv” is actually a very good “mind” exercise for me to help me find myself.
i chose a peach-ish pink for the background colour because I love pink and the pattern underneath looks like roads (or streets). This represents the “map” aspect and the whole point is to help you find out who I am. this illustration will be the front cover of my self-promotion booklet and when you turn to he back cover of the booklet you will see the other illustrated CV of me but this illustration will be about the “dark side of me”.
This “dark side of me” illustration features a few things about me that you could say are dark about me. The first thing is I’m extremely impatient so I illustrated myself chewing on a clock. I also have a bad temper so Illustrated myself breathing fire with steam coming out of me. I did this in Mount Vesuvius style so there are buildings and people blowing away. I like looking at human organs and I have eaten many different kinds of animal guts before and I think they are delicious. I like zombies an I like horror films with human body parts or blood flying around when I draw.
So this is the cover I plan to use for my self-promotion booklet and as you can see this booklet will be my volume 3. If you’re interesting in receiving a copy of this booklet please email me or leave a comment and I’ll respond.
An interesting thing and also very good news for myself is after I completed these two illustrations posted them on my Facebook page and I got a private commission from one of my illustration fans, Elizabeth. She is a professor in a Filipino university. She found my illustrations a couple years ago and that’s how we communicate and we have been friends since. I also posted her some of my vintage kitchen illustration
Interesting thing and also a good news is after I completed these two illustrations and I post them on my Facebook. I got a private commission from one of my illustration fan, Elizabeth. She is a professor in a Filipino university. She found my illustrations couple years ago and that’s how we communicate and be friend with each other since. I posted some of my vintage kitchen illustration postcards for her before so she can use my postcards to encourage her students to be creative.
She commissioned me to create an illustration with a similar style to the bright side of me illustration. I asked her what things she would like me to illustrate and she gave me this.
- She is a university professor
- She likes chocolate chip biscuits and ice tea
- She has eight dogs and they are like her family to her
- She loves taking photos
- Her favourite fruit is mangosteen
- She likes desiguel dresses.
Anything other things that I illustrated you will have to look at the illustration and figure out yourself. She also aced me to change the text in the middle as you can see from this illustration.
So if you are interested in having one of these colourful, fun and beautiful illustrations created for yourself you can contact me here. You can use your illustration to make a different statement among your friends or strangers. I believe they will have their hearts blown away once they see your “selfie illustration”. This is such a different and special way to tell people who you really are and what you are really like.