Following on from my first contact with my designer I realised I would have to scout out my own artwork to fulfil my role as artist and repertoire. I started by researching on photosharing and design websites such as tumblr and redbubble but I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. I then remembered an endearing illustration from an artist that had been featured on the main page about a year or two ago and had been stuck in my mind ever since. I typed the keywords into the redbubble search engine and low and behold I found the design.
Even though it was originally designed for a t-shirt I knew I desperately wanted it for my artwork and I took the perspective of if you don’t ask you don’t get, and it couldn’t hurt to attempt to approach the illustrator. I searched her name in google and found her design website, I found the design I was looking for and managed to obtain her contact information.
I sent an email informing her of my plans for the project and how I really loved the artwork and desperately wanted to use it. She replied and said I would be able to use it! I was extremely pleased and overjoyed by the fact I had managed to secure my first choice artwork for the project. Here is a copy of the email exchange:
Following this I recontacted my designer to inform her of my plans. Please see the following post for an account of this process.
Corrigan. (2015). Sophie Corrigan Illustration and Craft. Available: http://cargocollective.com/sophiecorrigan. Last accessed 18th April 2015.
RedBubble. (2015). Bear and Fox. Available: http://www.redbubble.com/people/sophiecorrigan/works/9660866-bear-and-fox?grid_pos=1&p=t-shirt. Last accessed 18th April 2015.