Or so says Rex Harrison, playing the irascible Pope Julius II, to Charlton Heston's Michelangelo in The Agony and the Ecstasy. That line always stuck in my head, especially as I worked on large projects, like the creation of my first illustrator's portfolio, or massive projects, like the composition of my dissertation. Michelangelo's infuriating response remained, time after time, "When I am finished!"
The last picture that I had time to create in order to meet my Feb 1 SCBWI portfolio review deadline was an ending page. I wanted to include a mini-bio, and have it tie in with the last images that were in my portfolio. To see the proper order, visit http://www.jessicaboehman.com/portfolio.html. The last page will be my Goose Girl end pages that I completed in 2012. It's still one of my favorites, it's extremely representative of my style, and I feel that it's a good way to end this version of my portfolio. Like I said in the post below, had I another month, or another 6 months, or another year, the end result would be much different. I wanted the last page to be simple, to tie into the title page and to the Goose Girl illustration. I like its simplicity. Tonight I will sleep well. I can rest my eyes, suffering from eyestrain, which has prompted a four day-long headache. Thank God.
Hans-My-Hedgehog Illustrations is the name of Jessica Boehman's blog and illustration shop. It is named after her favorite fairy tale about a hedgehog boy who becomes king of the forest. All other pages redirect to: