I tried posting this on Thursday, August 2nd, but for some reason the thread had to be approved, and never was. I hope I can still be considered for the live portfolio reviews, with that in mind.
My name is Terrence Nowicki, Jr. While I spend a lot of my time drawing editorial cartoons (and have won a few national awards for my work in that field) I don't know if I can call myself a professional because I've never made a living at it. I earned a degree in New Media from Western Washington University, but I'm interested in going back to school and picking up training in a wider variety of fine-art media.
Career-wise, I want to draw narrative arts, including graphic novels, storyboards, and children's books. Of course, that's all in the long run–for the time being, I'm content to focus on general illustration and caricature.
Hopefully the reviewers can explain why I've been so unsuccessful finding work as an illustrator? Assuming something about the work itself is lacking.
Here are some examples of my editorial stuff:
These are some character sketches for a project I'm developing:
Plus some general, gag-humor illustration: