Sunday, 15 May 2011
While in London we met up with Gillian Blease who is a prolific illustrator and a very nice lady to boot. We met as a group in the British Library and she talked to us in groups of threes, and went through our portfolio’s one at a time. She gave us some really great advice both on the work and the presentation of our portfolios and it was a great confidence boost also to have such a well-known illustrator say really kind things about your work. Also it was great to hear about her work and to have her talk us through it and explain the ins and outs of the different commissions, and the problems faced and how they were overcome, it was a great insight into the industry.
You can see Gillian's brilliant work here