I suppose what stopped me, if I'm honest is that I know I had developed my own style within Illustration, but I never really felt that my work fitted in a specific field of illustration.. It didn't posses the cliche of an editorial and it wasn't quite suited to childrens book illustration.
I left my head stuck in the clouds from here.. I didn't know where I fitted in.
One thought always stuck in my head..
When I was lucky enough to attend the annual D&AD trip, Matthew Richardson offered me some thoughtful praise upon my recent work - the circus book.. and he mentioned I look into 'Walker books'.
My first thought was book design? Who am I to do book design?
yet the comment has stayed with me, in hope that some miraculous encounter will happen where one day i will infact illustrate books.
Now it may not be my field, but i have always felt my work lacking in characterisation.. so Im going to give it a go..
who knows what will happen..