Before joining the co-op I only dabbled very lightly in what could be considered illustration. Then since joining I took the opportunity to explore the medium first with Doctor Who, then animals, and then portraits. I’ve now completed my first client-based project by illustrating an entire article for a magazine. I know that this isn’t the venue to discuss client-based work but I wanted to discuss how the co-op has become a very viable means of furthering my professional career. Also, I ended up using a modified version of my family portrait that I created when I did all those portraits on here.
You can see the article over at my website, johnwjensen.com.
Also, if you’re really interested I captured via time-lapse the entire process of illustrating the above illustration. See it here!