TO TAKE THE JOB OR NOT TAKE THE JOB, THAT IS THE QUESTION

Hi guys! Today I'm going to chat about that bit before you get the job as an illustrator, the place where you're offered something, and you have that moment of 'yes or no'; to take the job or not to take the job. This is a bit of a murky place when you're just starting out, and it's still murky even when you're a couple of years down the line (like I am). You may feel like you have to take every job that comes your way - I certainly did (and boy there were some doozies). You may be afraid to take jobs that are daunting, and so refuse them, but in doing so hamper your ability to grow. So today I want to offer a little bit of advice gained in hindsight, and also chat a little about illustrating The Bird Book (my dream job!).

A beautiful spring morning from my artist studio