A very lovely video on the i (heart) odd-toed ungulates showcasing a day in the life of Natalya Zahn, professional illustrator. Music is by the great Sea and Cake.
I was asked recently by a friend (and elemetary school art teacher) to create a short video for her students of my life as a professional illustrator: How does one day unfold for me; where do I collect inspiration; what sort of tools are specific to what I do; what DO I do - and what ever do I even look like?! These are big questions, with potentially complicated answers, and the truth is - I do a wide variety of things in order to keep the lights on and Oscar well fed. It seems I have fewer and fewer "typical" days... but if you asked me to generalize for a moment and describe a single, quintessential day, I'd quickly use words to paint a picture of what's been neatly put into moving images above.
|Vivian Chiu's Inception Chair|
|DIY (Drone It Yourself)|
|Model Biplane Kit Made Using Skateboards|
|Snail Mail my Email|
|Garbage Sorting Robot|
|"There’s a galactic gold rush brewing."|
|“Our goal is to entirely remove the animal from the meat production process.”|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|
|Fast, Clean, Cost-Effective Metal 3D-Printing|
|"A helpful guide created by an unqualified individual."|
|“What if energy generation was a consumer electronic you could order off Amazon?”|
|“Robots should be fitted with an 'ethical black box' to keep track of their decisions.”|
|"You only need about 100 miles by 100 miles of solar panels to power the entire United States."|
|"An unabashed love letter to the 1982 motion picture Blade Runner."|