Friday, July 25, 2008

Illustration Friday: Canned

Nothing like opening a big ol can of worms! Don't ya' hate when you do that? :) Also my Day 13...practicing with different textures and those big ol' eyes again.

Well, I received my first REJECTION letter today via e-mail. The publishing company is in the UK, but I've reviewed lots of books they have published and really like their style. Apparently they don't like mine! *Sniff* I don't know why I expected anything but a rejection letter; I guess I had hoped the first one I sent something to would think, "Wow! This is awesome! We gotta grab this girl!" HA! :) Yeah, right...still, it's wishful thinking. I sent them my dummy book and manuscript in mid-June, and she e-mailed me back today. Oh well...I guess I'll send it off to someone else soon. At least they didn't make me wait forever to know, and I can send it somewhere else. Or maybe not...maybe I'll wait a while.

17 comments:

INDIGENE said...

Lovely illustration! I hate rejection, too! Don't stop trying and use those rejection letters and create art on top of them, that'll teach them! Peace and have a happy weekend!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Kelly Pound said...

Love the illustration! Great minds think alike!

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful illustration... the can reminds me of a little mini worm Medusa!

I'm sorry about your rejection letter. You have such a fun illustration style, and your love for children really shows in your artwork. Keep up the great work!

Katie said...

That would have come in handy when I was little and would fish, but I'm a grown up now, and won't touch the darn things. Great illustration. The can's face says it all. Hey, don't get discouraged. I've just started my quest and hope to not give up. Are you a SCBWI member? $75 a year for membership. Great tips. Sorry so long.

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

cute illo, Tracy.
Sorry about the bad news, but there may be something better coming up, you don't know, life is full of surprises, hang in there, have faith in your talent, time will be the judge.. don't give up!

ValGalArt said...

Hi Tracy! I love this illo, it is creative, full of movement, great colours too!!! I have stacks of rejection letters and I keep adding to the pile. I look at it as a game and I hope you will too. Usually the good things just fall in my lap and they will for you as well. Don't worry my husband says remember the 3 p's, It is not permanent, it's not pervasive and it's not personal (even though it feels like it is) they don't know you, so it is not personal. They might not be publishing right now, the timing could be wrong it could be a myriad of things that have nothing to do with your wonderful style and art! Huge Hugs and send out more stuff.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Hi Tracy-
My daughter picked your name from the "Name the Piggie Vote" so I will be creating an ATC of her for you. Please email me your address so that I can get that out to you.
Thanks for participating! Lisa

mitchowl said...

I just love your style. Your colors are so great too. Good work. Don't let the rejection get you down. That's only one person's opinion.

krisztina maros said...

don't worry about rejection (or not too long time) you have beautiful works with so origin style! but i know this feeling so absolutely feel with you... go ahead for tomorrow! :)

theartofpuro said...

funny illo,love it

Tracy said...

Thank you all for your encouragement! It means a lot to me to read your words :)

Roberta said...

Oh I've been there! I like Val's three p'sthough! So true, so true!
XX hugs from Texas XX

Bobo Cat said...

Beautiful style, even the worms are cute, but no thanks, I'm not going to eat them!

Best regards from me and Julia.

Mônica said...

Great idea for this week's theme, Tracy, and really well executed. I really like the expression on the can and of all the little worms. You can feel them wiggling about!

As far as the rejection letter, what everyone says it's true. The same happened to me before, and while it's never easy, it's also not the final world about you or your work. So keep on doing your art, which gets better and better, and keep on trying different opportunities. :-)

Gina Perry said...

Fantastic! Soooo cute. I really dig this style - I can see you've been experimenting a bit. So sorry about the rejection. I've heard a million stories about how many times certain fabulous people got rejected before finding success - wish I could remember them for you now! Persistence is definitely a big component of success so keep at it!!!!

Rachel said...

I like that you are using muted color linework here and preserving the same sort of feel that you get from the paint. Good Luck to you!

Chickengirl said...

Let me tell ya Tracy, we've all gotten those rejection letters and you know what, I am so proud of you!! At least you are getting your work out there and now you are truly in the game so to speak. Its only a matter of time when someone says "yes." Keep it up!!!