Monday, April 9, 2012
When I was a young lad, embarking upon a career in illustration without any formal training here in Sydney, the American Illustration Annual was my classroom. I didn't know any other illustrators, had studied something completely different at university and was working part time in an art shop that happened to have a few copies on the shelf. I coveted these volumes and poured over them daily trying to teach myself everything I could about what it was that illustrators did. I also promised myself that one day I would have work amongst it pages. I'm happy to say that this week, for the second time in my career, I've had a piece selected by the distinguished jury to appear in American Illustration 31. Thank you to creative director SooJin Buzelli at Asset International who commissioned this piece and always pushes me to produce my best.
Posted by Christopher Nielsen