Have been working on some illustrations to answer a call for submissions set by the Folio Society and House of Illustration. I am aiming to develop an illustrative style in the hope of moving towards an illustration career (which is like saying 'I wanna be a pop star') so figure that answering calls and competitions will help me learn to respond to a brief.
I didn't get shortlisted this time but it highlighted gaps in my knowledge - like how to digitally limit the number of colours in an image - so I've ordered a book, signed up to an online course and am committed to learning the technical stuff!
Next up... Association of Illustrators. (Sorry about the dodgy scans, AoI..... :?)