Tip of the Quill: A Journal
Work in progress.

One of my great failings as an artist, if not as a human being, is that I’m almost constantly running behind with my projects. This is due to a number of reasons – I’m still learning to say “no”, I occasionally get burnt out and have to unwind for a couple of days to get my brain unkinked, and I’m also often a horrendous perfectionist. Still, when something does come together it makes me really insanely happy.
Tonight I think I finished a project that’s been on my back burner for months – a new recruitment poster for CMS. Not a minute too soon, either – we need to start sending these puppies out to universities to get some new blood for the 2007-2008 school year. (Bizarre that I may not be around to see the people my work recruits, but oh well.) I’m still learning how to really use Illustrator, but this project certainly helped. A preview:


I’m really hoping they go for this. I like it quite a bit, and I think the streaks in the back of the art coupled with the more elegant design at the bottom of the page (which I cut off for the excerpt, so you’ll have to trust me) capture the dual nature of CMS – dynamic, yet rooted in classicism. Wish me luck!
And now, since it’s almost a quarter to 3 in the morning… Bed.