Starbright Illustrations (blog) - 2012-03-06 01:57:55
I’ve been adding a few images to the society6 art site over the past few days. I found a few nice images I did a while ago, on an external hard drive I’ve been using for backups. This bunny phone skin design for example is a couple of years old, though I only completed it last year.
One of the fun parts of the whole process – apart from the idea that somebody may one day actually buy an image – is seeing my art on a phone skin or laptop case. It makes it look kind of like it has already been used in making the product, even though of course I’m aware the merchandise is only produced on demand.
I particularly like ‘Sick Little Bunny’ because, despite his messed up teeth, his bilious colour, his big fat belly, and his squint, he’s still kind of cute. I have quite a large selection of these creatures and characters I’ve designed over the years, including space weasels, elephants, robots and aliens, and I’ll probably take a little time each night to upload one or two to society6, and get a kick out of seeing them on a mobile phone skin.
This isn’t detracting from my novel too much either. I managed to write 2,500 words tonight, though the writing kept me up later into the night than I probably intended. I’m getting quite excited about the book, as it gets closer and closer to being completed. I’ll have to think seriously about getting the cover illustration finished, because I’m hoping I may well need it soon.