The result of my first real (paid) illustration job, made for the Norwegian newspaper Vårt Land. It was published on August 23rd in the papers supplement about meaningful jobs. And no doubt, it was a meaningful job for me, so maybe I should have put myself in among the crowd….why didn’t I think of that before…damn
Anyways, the most meaningful part of the job for me was getting the experience. The employers had a lot of ideas about what they wanted, so I couldn’t do whatever I felt like. Since it was a job I got paid to do, and the illustration was going to be printed in quite a big paper, it was important to me that they were happy with the result (and of course that I felt ok about it going out there too). There was a lot of communication back and forth, fixing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. And no one got angry or insulted…fantastic!
Still, it’s a pretty straight forward illustration, and I don’t feel it’s my greatest accomplishment, but I do feel lucky for the opportunity. Hopefully it will open some new doors in the future