Yesterday evening, I soaked in fantastic counsel during a one hour face-to-face video conference with Giuseppe Castellano, an award-winning designer, illustrator, and senior art director at Penguin Random House. His website “The Illustration Department” ( #IllustDept ) offers a variety of classes that fit illustrators, no matter what type of guidance they are looking for. I opted for the portfolio critique. Not only did Mr. Castellano look at my website and portfolio in depth, he gave me the opportunity to ask questions pertaining to my art, WIP’s, areas I struggle with, my career as a whole, the list goes on. Without a doubt, this was the best investment that I could have made for my art and career. It was so inspiring to chat and receive advice and direction from such a knowledgeable and experienced individual. Plus, he such a nice guy to boot. J
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Mr. C, for all your wisdom and insight. Inspiration and motivation are simply oozing from my fingers.
If anyone is considering signing up for one of these classes, stop waffling and go for it. It’s the best decision you can make for your art career.
Happy creating. T