A passion, a change of life

Compared to most of the illustrators here, I'm just a beginner.

I was born and raised in Taiwan. Got a BA in English there and came to US for my graduated studies. I got a MS in graphic design, right now I'm working at a publisher doing mainly newspaper layouts. I went to drawing classes when I was a kid. Unlike most of parents in Taiwan only care about the school grades, my parents encouraged me to explore something outside the classroom. I did some drawing, some piano, and lot of sports. However, the passion about doing illustration just came back to me recently in a totally different form.

Because of the low budget at work, I was forced to make out lot of things from nothing. I realized that I was actually not too bad at it, and I really enjoyed doing it. Now, making illustrations is something I can have fun and total freedom with to balance my long-hour boring newspaper production time.

I don't think I will become a full-time illustrator, but I would love to be a graphic designer who can draw. And here, is where I start. :)

Photo credits: Tang167.

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Tang167

Yes, the pending time has been increasing a lot recently.
It only took a day or two when I uploaded my first image. Last one took 67 hours, and the latest one is gonna take 103 hours! I wondering if it's because the coming holidays?

Tang167

Talking about rejection. I got my first rejection the very next day of my first sell. So the first day I was like "YES!! YES!!" and the next day, "OH NO!!..." Very dramatic mood swing for me. But I admit it was not good enough, I didn't put all my heart and soul into it. :P
However, the good part is that I learned from it. I hope I won't get rejected anymore. Because now I know what it takes.

Tang167

Thank you guys! That was also my first blog article. I was a little bit surprised to see such a warm welcome in such a short time. :)
I love both cats and dogs, but I have only been living with cats so far. I love the way they move, sit, sleep, so elegant, especially the girl cats. I can just watch them doing nothing for hours. There's actually a story about that Siamese cat. I plan to write about it in the next article.

Irisangel

Well, you are off to a great start. I really like your Siamese cat, great expression on his face, you gave him an almost human quality in the way you did the eyes. Keep up the good work.

Fallsview

you will achieve your goals one day!

Studioceja

Let the fun begin, best of luck and looking forward to seeing more of your work.

I too am just beginning to load my illustrations, I have been creating them for the past two years but just started loading them three days ago. With the review times taking over a week, they won't be up till next week.

I'm a little nervous about getting rejected, oh well here goes nothing.

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