Thursday, February 7, 2008

And away....I go...

Panda Pile. Nervous doodling. Happy Chinese New Year. My husband's taking his daughter and the shiksa wife out for dinner. He loves the food of his people and deli too.

Tomorrow I'm off to NYC on the LIRR @ 5:45 a.m. I'm waffling between panic and telling myself "It is what it is".."It's a learning experience"...."Go, have fun..." and "What the hell are you thinking going to this conference???"

I know my portfolio is not where it should be yet, It's where it could be, by this weekend. I started working on this last summer by taking a SVA class. So, I can take a step back and say, it's come along since then. BUT, I still don't have full illustrations with a real sense of place/environment. I'm stuck on the characters and I need to work through that. My backgrounds/landscapes/story needs work.

My hope is to meet people, learn what I need to do, get inspired.. and, quite honestly,and immodestly, I'd like someone to tell me I'm good. Forgive my needy ego. I'll go into many details post conference, I'm sure. Fingers crossed!

Ps- me -goy, husband- jew, kid- half and half


Anonymous said...

Your husband is Chinese?

Kelly Light said...

No!:) He's jewish! It's some cultural phenomena- a lot jewish people LOVE Chinese food. -I don't know why. Maybe it's a NYC thing? My daughter loves it too. She could hold chop sticks by the time she was 3.

Rodrigo said...

think about backgrounds as if they were characters! put personality on them.
good luck, you are good!

Kelly Light said...

Rodrigo..! How've you been!? Good advice!

Alicia Padrón said...

Hi Kelly! It was great seeing you in person at the conference. :o)

Kelly Light said...

It was great to meet you too, Alicia. I loved your work and wish you tons of luck!

Angie said...

Hi Kelly!

Love your panda bears!

Any chance on swapping emails?

You can find my email on my websites at side of my blog!

Hope to hear from you!