These are questions from mammajam's visual blog about IF posts, which I have answered below...
Which leads to my questions for any of my IF visitors:
1) How long to you spend on your weekly IF illustration?
2) Do you draw from your mind or do you have a visual reference?
3) Do you illustrate as a profession?
4) How did you find out about Illustration Friday?
5) Why have you started participating in Illustration Friday?
***I would love to read your answers. Perhaps you can post them in the comments section or just leave me a link to your blog and I'll come read it there***
1) How long to you spend on your weekly IF illustration? I have spent anywhere from 1 hour to 12 hours on my drawings/designs for Illustration Friday. All of the illustrions I have posted so far have been new designs for the topic, not old ones I have recycled, but that may wear off...
2) Do you draw from your mind or do you have a visual reference? I have done both, and it's about half from my head and half from pictures I have taken. The cartoony ones are from my head and the more realistic ones from pictures.
3) Do you illustrate as a profession? Sort-of. I illustrate assignments that my students are working on. Besides that I do not do illustration, but I have always admired the way illustrators put visual ideas together. I have quite a collection of children's books. In a related field, graphic design, I have had a couple of logo/letterhead/website design/redesign jobs on the side.
4) How did you find out about Illustration Friday? I gave my students an illustration assignment and googled "illustration" I found many artists websites and blogs that had links to Illustration Friday. I looked at the images long before I decided to set up my blog to create my own designs for the topics. I was hesitant because I manage 4 other personal/work websites. At first the thought of another one overwhelmed me, but it has been a rewarding experience so far.
5) Why have you started participating in Illustration Friday? I need something that "makes" me do more than just create assignments for students. It's like an academic challenge for me in creative problem solving. I also love the networking aspect: hearing advice from and seeing designs by other creative individuals.