Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Quote Time

Motivational Quote of the Day

"In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it."
Robert Heinlein

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Quote Time

Motivational Quote of the Day

"When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts."
Larry Ellison 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Quote Time

Motivational Quote of the Day

"All serious daring starts from within."
Eudora Welty 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Illustration Friday and Jailbird #2

Illustration Friday: "Heights"

I thought of this illustration I created recently for this week's IF submission. This is my modern take on Don Juan DeMarco as an infant, with his prim mother Inez, and somewhat clueless, womanizing father, Jose. They definitely enjoy the upper class lifestyle somewhere in the "heights" of well-to-do Seville.

In between waiting for projects to start, I return to my enjoyable side project, Jailbird in my Treehouse. Here is illustration #2 depicting more meat smuggling shenanigans...*Here it is updated with clouds!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Quote Time

Motivational Quote of the Day

"The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Quote time

Motivational Quote of the Day

"You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person."
Scott Sorrell 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Website

Well, there it is after 3 failed flash versions.

I still have some minor tweaks to handle, but I'm glad I've entered the world of html and left the overly complicated flash website era behind.  The reality is that potential clients, busy art directors and publishers don't have a lot of time to navigate through fancy, animated portfolios. Don't get me wrong, I still love flash. But for illustrators, html is a better way to go.  

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Quote Time

Motivational Quote of the Day

"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve."
Albert Schweitzer 

Revised cards

Friday, April 13, 2012

Illustration Friday

Since it was already fresh in my mind, I am submitting my business card image to Illustration Friday under the topic: "Puzzled."

New Business Cards

I finally designed some new business cards, along with a new logo.
Top: front, bottom: back.
I'm just glad I had an excuse to draw more sandwiches.

If anyone feels compelled, please give me some feedback so I can
make it the best it can be before taking it to the printers!

I'm also officially on Twitter:!/Jessica_Warrick

Quote of the Day

I get these inspirational quotes emailed to me everyday, so I thought I'd inject the positivity into the interwebs for all to partake.

Motivational Quote of the Day

"To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life."
Samuel Johnson 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Illustration Friday and Meat in a Tree

I'm posting this in Illustration Friday under the theme,"Return."

This illustration, entitled "Jailbird In My Treehouse" is based on a story idea I had about an escaped convict who awkwardly befriends a little chubby loner girl with glasses. She brings him plenty of the red meats that sustains a hardened criminal, and he, in return, provides interesting company and prison-inspired life lessons.