Monday, January 30, 2006
Got a job
In case you didn't know, I've been spending the past couple of weeks silently FREAKING OUT, looking for work. Curious Pictures no longer needed me for the Barbie project, and I was let loose into New York on a loooong break. I immediately started sending out resumes and copies of my reel to several different job listings. But I didn't hear anything...so I started to worry, "how will I pay my rent???"
Finally, someone responded. A director called me. He needed a background artist for a new children's show. He asked if I would come up with a beach scene as a test. He needed something in the style of early UPA/Hanna-Barbera cartoons, but he also refrenced the background art of the Powerpuff Girls and Camp Laslo. That sort of thing was right up my alley, so I stayed up all night sketching and working on the computer, and finally came up with a couple of samples. I sent the image posted above the next day...and he loved it!
So I got the job!!! It's for a children's show in development involving puppets, similar to Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House. I won't have to turn to prostitution after all.