Monday, November 30, 2009

Back in Action

I know, I know, you've all been wondering, pondering, where on earth did Rebecca Solow go? Well, for those of you who have been checking, with fervent hope, every single day for the last few months, pining for a post, pine no more. I have returned, with an updated website to boot!

It was a busy summer, filled with Illustration Master Class and San Diego Comic-Con fun, and then in September I went to Egypt to work for the Metropolitan Museum of Art! My good friend Scott Murphy works as their draftsperson, and they needed a second draftsperson to go with them to a dig site in Egypt. Well, I got the job, and spent a month doing technical drawings of artifacts on-site. So cool! It's not exactly creative illustration work, but it was an immensely satisfying experience. It was also incredibly humbling and an honor to be entrusted with the handling of 4,000 year old artifacts.

Now I am back in NYC, and getting back in the swing of painting and drawing. As some of you artists may know, getting back in the art-making groove can be a painful process. It feels rusty, like revving an unwilling engine for a long time - eventually it will come back to life, but it takes persistence and a willingness to be frustrated for a while. In any case, I'm getting there, so keep an eye out for new work. And in the meantime, check out my updated website, which now has the piece I did for the Illustration Master Class, a piece which won an honorable mention from Wizards of the Coast, and a few other commissioned pieces.

It's good to be back!