Basically what happened was that 9 other illustrator ladies from my university and I all signed up for a trip to New York organized by two of our professors where we would explore the art scene of The Big Apple and meet inspiring illustration industry professionals. We'd get a peek at illustration within the fine art, gallery, editorial, children's book, and textile realms.
And so, everything worked out - all of us made it on the plane, landed safely and spent a week in New York overwhelmed and inspired by amazing stories each day.
Here are a few of my favourite photos for each day of our stay. I apologize in advance for any crappy photos which were partially the result of my incompetent phone camera, and the fast pace of our trip.
Day 1. (Sunday) We took a red-eye flight and arrived in New York around 8am. We didn't do much that day, mostly walked around, napped, and ate food.
|That's me at Times Square. We just dropped our luggage off and were in search of breakfast|
|Oh look! One of those unique NY individuals|
|Night performances in Times Square|
Day 2. (Monday) This day we met some amazing illustrators who were all very, very nice.
|Guess whose studio that is, cause I won't tell ;)|
|Decided to to Little Italy for dinner.|
|On the way back to the hotel we spotted Alan Cumming making a fan appearance after his Macbeth performance|
|We started the day by hitting up some recommended art and book stores|
|Oh no, our group got separated crossing the street|
|Had a meeting at an Empire State Building conference room with a young, promising illustrator, who all the ladies really loved to take pictures with afterwards.|
Stay tuned for the next episode airing next Tuesday where we went to DC comics, walked the Brooklyn Bridge, and dashed through museums!
And in the mean-time check out my friend's video-blogs for her takes on some of our experiences -- Episode 1 - "On a Plane Again"
YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/SweetPetitePea/videos