I submitted two illustrations for Papyrus’s later to be published adult colouring book, making sure to adhere to the brief. The deadline is tomorrow and the drawings took quite a number of hours each, with the extra added time that was taken digitally editing them and then rendering them to the format that the brief desired. As the illustrations are for a charity I won’t be payed but they’ll be a little bit of exposure as they publish your name and contact details (including a link to your website) and it’s still good to be able to have work that’s published in more of a professional context and to build up a portfolio.
One of the main lessons I learned from this was about the importance of time management as I spent a disproportionate amount of hours doing these submissions compared to other higher priority things like my main studio project for university and I only really started a couple of weeks before the deadline. I’ll have to wait and see what they say about them and when the colouring book will be published.