Well - that's just where I am at right now...
I'm learning that it is most important to continue to draw, draw, draw - because out of practise develops two skills:
- a 'store' inside your head and hand of pictures of things and how they work visually
- a 'signature' - a way of working that can be recognised as yours
I have thought about having a number of different portfolios; one for each 'style' as it were... but then - do you find this? - when I try to categorise my illustrations, designs and artwork - stuff doesn't seem to 'fit'!
1 Illustrate an existing poem - maybe an Edward Lear nonsense poem (no copyright!)?
2 Illustrate an existing article from a magazine and
3 Map out the idea for a simple children's picture book - with two finished Illustrations and pages of pencil drawings...