Daily Cut Challenge
Daily Cut – My January Collage Challenge
How it came about and your reasons for doing it?
The whole purpose of doing this project was purely for me and my practice. I’d seen other illustrators do similar projects, where they drew a particular thing everyday etc, and I wanted a piece of this for myself. I’ve got big plans and ideas for my illustration work for 2015, and this was the beginning. I’d spent the last year working in various jobs nearly full-time, and I’m now taking a break from this to focus on my illustration practice. It’s been a brilliant month!
How did you work out the different visuals each day?
Some days ideas came to me a lot easier than others! Some days I would get up and knew exactly what I wanted to illustrate that day, and others it took me until 9pm to figure it out. I enjoyed it when the day’s illustration was linked to what I’d been doing that day, like the day I spent working at the library or wearing my wellies in the rain. On the days where I didn’t do anything exciting I just plumped for something I liked or enjoyed, and most of the time this ended up as food!
What was your best moment of the process?
That’s a tricky one! It’s lovely now, being able to looking back on the 31 images I’ve created. Proving to myself that I can do it has also be great – that I can find the time to do it when I’ve struggled before, and that I can illustrate a reasonably wide range of subject matter – At the beginning of this I didn’t think I’d be creating shops fronts, art galleries and buses!
It’s also been great producing a bank of images. A few have already come in handy as starting points for current projects, including a new shop, Lab Shop, working with Bristol 2015 and Made in Bristol and my Valentine’s Cards.
So yes, overall a great month, and I definitley plan to do something similar in the future again, as I got so much out of it.