My name is Laura Slater (Buller); illustrator and concept artist. This is a place to put up projects, daily sketches, warm-ups and miscellaneous art things that come out of my mind. My portfolio website can be found at LauraSlaterIllustrations.com.
I have SO MUCH STUFF to scan and put here and GUESS WHAT. I will probably do that Sunday. How cool is that?
In the mean time, an inspiring tale:
A year or so ago, the inspirational Meredith Gran of http://octopuspie.com/ fame put up an ad asking for an intern. She was based in Portland, and I happened to be jobless. The only downside- it iterated that having a car was preferable.
This was one month after my car was stolen and the insurance company deemed it worth a whole $1200.
BUT I APPLIED. Because I am persistent and because I have hope and because I REALLY REALLY wanted to do it.
So I wrote an e-mail detailing my credentials, explaining my fervor for her experience and delicious, delicious talent, and stated that while I no longer had a car, I did have a bike that ran on the power of magical pandas, love, and my Chun Li thighs.
I then attached an image of how I imagined life would be as Meredith's Assistant.
I got the job.
It was awesome.
I don't think I was perhaps the best fit for a long-term position like that, but I learned so so much about the business aspect of things. Also, I got to hang out and hobnob with Meredith, R. Stevens (http://www.dieselsweeties.com), Aaron Diaz (http://www.dresdencodak.com), and Erica Moen (http://www.darcomic.org/ and http://buckocomic.com ). It was a great experience and I never would have gotten it if I hadn't taken a risk, put msyelf out there and proven that I would go above and beyond.