Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Intern diary part one: the York assignments
Yesterday I started my first day as an Illustration Intern at the media organisation 'One and Other York.' Once I had found out that the post was assigned to myself a few days before- I got a selection of papers inks and paints together- and placed this essential desert island collection into a small suitcase. (I am obsessed about being prepared for a new scenario.)
I arrived an hour early near their offices in the new section of York University 'The Ron Cooke Hub,' a large wooden beamed echo chamber moated by a duck pond. My feeling was one of disbelief. I had applied for the intern post a few days before, and hadn't believed I would be accepted. To steady myself, I took an espresso crashed on a couch and glanced through a newspaper.
Eventually I went up to the office- and spoke to the editor Vicky Parry. After a short amiable chat, I got assigned some killer tasks. This Friday I will have a press pass to Adam Ant's York comeback gig, where I will produce some sketches to coincide with the written review of the night.Later on I will sketch the mayor of York and the musician Mark E. Smith during their respective interviews, to fit with the written articles.
I am exited about the other people involved, particularly the Illustrator Michaela Meadow, who will be my colleague over the next three months. It turns out I am already familiar with her work and magazine, which is a bonus(check out her wonderful magazine here: www.magpiemag.net)
Anyhow, Michaela and I were given a handful of venues in York to go out and sketch- to use as images to illustrate 'One and Other's' venue guide.
The sketches above are the results of yesterday afternoon- an amble round sunny York, until gales started blowing in front of the Minster and foiled my attempts to continue!