I’m pretty sure @Naroth-Kean is near there
I grew up in Salt Lake City and studied Illustration at Brigham Young University. I now live in Upstate New York. In addition to illustrating, I love dancing, reading, and baking sourdough bread.
Posts made by Sarah LuAnn
RE: I want an online presence but my real name is WAY TOO COMMON
Coming from a Sarah Perkins, I feel you. I went with my middle name for my online stuff, so I’m Sarah LuAnn everywhere. Still professional but with a bit of personality... I hope.
I actually started my website etc. before getting married. My maiden name is Bowthorpe, which is a tad long and when I say it people can’t spell it, when I spell it people can’t pronounce it... I just didn’t want the bother.
RE: 10 Skills Every Illustrator Must Have
@lee-white I see what you are saying, but even with “broad generalizations” I think you are still defining teaching too narrowly. The suggestion was to teach, not to teach at undergraduate level. Stipulate that you should know what you are teaching, definitely. But I think it can be incredibly helpful to, for example, try to teach something you just barely learned to someone else, to help it solidify in your mind and put it in your own terms. It won’t be the most deep, thorough, educated etc. coverage of the topic, but that isn’t always what is needed.
And let me just say that it’s so weird to me to be arguing this because when differences of opinion have arisen on the podcast, it’s usually Lee I find myself agreeing with.
RE: Building a passive income print shop
I use INPRNT and I’ve had several sales, but they are all people who I have a connection to in some way.
Basically, even when the printing and shipping is taken care of for you, that doesn’t mean you can make money without work through these POD sites. People will only find the prints through other things you do—SEO, social media, and other marketing.
I still think POD sites are great when you want to sell prints but can’t spare the time to do all the printing and shipping yourself. Just go in with the understanding that your prints won’t be found and bought unless you find a way to get them seen by the type of people they will appeal to. Which means marketing. Which does require time. ️
RE: Interesting exercise in seeing
Interesting! A great way to experience and internalize the difference between the camera and the eye. I’ve found verbalizing character descriptions to help me when trying to draw a consistent character too—I wonder what other ways using verbal descriptions could help in creating visual art.
RE: Episode 7: 10 Reasons I Won't Illustrate Your Children’s Book
There’s a part of me that wants to send this episode along to anyone who asks me to illustrate their book, but I would be scared that they would take it the wrong way, depending on when they stop listening .
I just got a request to do a book from a relative last week and... I just didn’t respond to that part of their message. (They had also asked for a commission, which I thought was more likely to work out, so I responded to that part. They never got back to me but I’m not too worried about it.)
RE: Chachine of the Moose People, HELP! =)x
What an interesting piece! And a great start. If you want both to read easily, maybe instead of having them a similar color/value, which makes them blend together, you could make her silhouette distinct from the moose—so you have the moose silhouetted against the background, then her silhouette against the moose. Just an idea. Maxfield Parrish did awesome stuff that I don’t feel ready to touch so you’re ahead of me there