Tuesday, 21 December 2010

I look in my inbox today and I seem to have recieved an email xmas card from a mag I have previously worked for...featuring my artwork.

I did this piece for them a year ago. I was paid the very arbitary sum of £50. Re-use and copyright didn't even enter into it. I wouldn't have minded but I wasn't even asked!!!

Here's the rub, the lady who runs the mag has always been lovely and championed my work, so I don't want to piss her off by going mental about it, but i genuinely don't know how to make illustration work in favour of the illustrator anymore. I was 'hired' for a lucrative Tesco job two weeks ago, and then dropped to go in-house at the last minute after prelim sketches and Facebook joyous hype...I'm at the end of my tether.

If someone feels like giving me some advice I would just love anything right now that didnt make me feel like this is a complete mugs game


Monday, 1 November 2010

This happened,

Hi guys it's been a while. Picture making has kind of taken a backfooting in my new role as Digital Media Tech at UCF. Which pays the bills.

I love drawing but it was making me have to decide between rent and food.

I will always keep this up. It leaves a gap when I don't do it and being surrounded by super creative students all day long does in fact keep me hungry and poised for exciting pencil action as soon as possible

I wrote a book. there were budgies involved. I dressed in gold paper and doodles and assaulted several publishers with it.

Anybody who fancies a look over, I can send them a PDF version for joyous appraisal

Please email me callygibsonillustration@hotmail.co.uk and you get a little digital copy.

If by any fluke, yopu are the publishers i sent it too, please think of my little face all lit up with joy should you wish to publish.
Too Many Budgies © Cally Gibson 2010

Friday, 23 April 2010

Been a while? Muchly!

I have been with finger in pie for much of the previuos coupla months, and due to PGCE yadda yadda yadda and lack of any real money, consdiered jacking in Illustraion more times than I'd care to reveal here.
Happily (i hope someone agrees) I haven't yet, and have been scribbling away happy for a few days trying to make a pelican look 'folk' as opposed to'metal'.
No, you neither?

Anyway here are some scribbles...
it's coming up, come up coming up...it's here?

Thursday, 21 January 2010

i'm working on some off the wall fairytales at the mo, and they'll be up here soon as dammit, but heres a glimpse at next month's Scarlet, Jan's line drawing for anti stress visiting massages and a recipe for the best damn cheese cake i've ever eaten. If you have a sweet-toothed intended who won't usually give you a second look, this recipe will deliver payday. Way better than the massage.