Jardley Jean-Louis is a young artist who’s currently based in NY, and she was mentioning to me that she sent these pictures off to a greeting card company, but was turned down. I thought that her work was pretty good actually – I really am enjoying the pen work that punctuates her work, and the colors that she chooses.
Here’s the thing: While I don’t see her work being picked up by greeting card companies, I think she would do really well in editorial and publishing. I think she has an interesting style that she can explore within different areas of illustration.
And a little reminder to those out there; don’t try too hard to fit your style to those that belong to brands or manufacturers. You’ll be better off trying to find those that fit YOUR current style.