Monday, 30 November 2009
We recently had a presentation by illustrator Andy Martin regarding illustration in general and also the nature of collaboration. Andy gave some real gems of wisdom, he commented that it was good to have a bit of conflict in our projects, as it will prepare us for similar situations in real life.
Also he described how sometimes art directors can ask for too much in an illustration, and then the piece just becomes a description of the article it was meant for, rather than a good piece of illustration. This related to me as sometimes I will think too literally and try to include too much in the illustration, when it can be conveyed in a much simpler, more subtle way.
The presentation was very interesting and Andy was a genuinely nice guy with a great sense of humour.