Monday, March 23, 2009

Take a deep breath, and...

So, after more than a year of hemming and hawing, I'm finally posting. This past week's trip to San Francisco with so many incredibly talented illustrators inspired me to take the plunge. So here it is... the first of many daily paintings (or drawings, or whatever). I admit I'm not very impressed, but this is more of an exercise in experimenting and loosening up than in noodling and fretting over technique.

I'm currently earning my MFA in illustration through a limited residency program with the University of Hartford (www.hartfordillustrationmfa.org). In the 30 years I've worked as a designer and illustrator I've never been challenged as much as I am now. I've spent too much time as the big fish in the sea. It's humbling, demanding and stimulating to suddenly find yourself a guppy in a tank full of angelfish.

4 comments:

Linda Tajirian said...

This is now bookmarked! Glad to see you're doing this.

Chad Grohman said...

Great to add you to my daily read Ed.

Q. said...

Good for you. My blog started right after the first time I went to SF with Syracuse in 2006. Now, almost 1500 entries later, I can say it has added to the richness of my experience. I mean, who is more interesting than yourself? Plus, its great stuff to crib when you need it! Onward, Mr. Tuttle! Great things await!/ Fear is in the past...blogs and wonderful drawings in the future. Be still oh Guppy and be the ArchAngel fish.

peg nocciolino said...

I felt the same way when I took the plunge last October and now think it has been the best thing! I'll be checking in on you:)
Thanks for sharing.