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  • Writer's pictureTony Jackson

Progressing through a Pandemic.

Updated: Jan 25

2020 was a testing year. Many of us had to adjust to a different way of living. Though it has raised many questions and uncertainties about the future its not all bad. As I haven't worked in my regular job for many months its given me lots of time to think about art and illustration and the direction I should take.

Where am I and what exactly am I trying to achieve? Progression has been slow. I seem to discover a rock of knowledge only to lift it up and uncover more worm holes of valuable information or practical skill. I swiftly kick myself every time this happens for not doing so sooner. However, with all this extra time on my hands I'm not complaining and I'm pleased to say its not being wasted.

Where am I?

As you may well know from following my posts on social media I am aiming to turn my hand towards Illustration and/or Concept Art. There competitive fields but I think the ability to apply for jobs is the way forward. I couldn't rely on sales alone as income and it isn't priority. There may come a time when I will have to create a website specifically to promote a portfolio and offer a service.

I feel confident moving forward but I do have the habit of overthinking things sometimes and like to know everything before I feel safe to proceed. I'm comfortable having studied art, visual communication and graphic design. Taking what I have learnt over the years, I know what I'm capable of that I have to keep improving. Also, as is now three years old, I am ready to move forward. Having that experience of hosting a website, shop and various social media accounts has been very insightful.