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Jillian Lambert
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Jillian Lambert is an in-progress illustrator, concept artist, and aspiring graphic novelist living in Portland, OR. She is a Northern California expatriate.

Self-taught, she attended college for animation; it is the vehicle that allowed her art to grow into what it is today. Ever curious, she strives to create art that sates her passions and stimulates the imagination.

She harbors an undying love for drawing, writing, and reading; all kinds of animals; films old, new, and anything in between; classic alternative music; surrealism; psychology; hiking; biking; and sushi. Oh, and SweeTarts candy. <3

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Heads up! I'll be tabling at Rose City Comic Con again this year in Artist Alley. If you're going, I'll be at S-01! I'd love to say hi. :D September 8th - 10th isn't far away!
My longest unemployment stretch (nine months) came to an end this week.

I'd applied for all kinds of jobs: Michaels, Dutch Bros., Powell's City of Books, production artist positions at Big Frog T-Shirts and Image Comics - you name it. 2017 had, thus far, been a roller coaster of making art, job searching and interviews, and sinking depression.

I left Bi-Mart on July 29th last year. I knew what I was getting myself into financially, but I hadn't anticipated it taking this long to land a new job. I tried my best to ramp up my online stores, prepare to take commissions, and work toward self-sufficiency. The longer this dragged on, the more panicked I grew.

On Thursday last week, my friend Ryan contacted me about an opening at his job. He explained the details, and I visited the site this past Monday.

On Tuesday, I got the job! My first day was Wednesday.

Before I tell you where I work, I must preface it with something I've struggled with ever since graduating college in 2011.

I desperately wanted a 'creative' job, but I never felt good enough to fit in any one category. Illustration or Concept Art? Character Design or Sequential Art?

My teachers constantly warned against being "a jack of all trades but a master of none."

I've always felt like a jack of all trades (or a Jill of all trades, if you will). I struggled with the idea that I don't belong in any one job, creative or otherwise. I've always done my own thing; how long would it take to make 'my own thing' a viable source of income?

My work history, brief as it is, is not entirely creative. I dabbled in graphic design at AlphaCard Sytems (three months); mobile game assets at Liquid Development (two weeks); more graphic design and office help at AlphaCard (11 months); and cashier / receiving clerk at Bi-Mart, which, at two years, was my longest-held job.

One benefit of the long unemployment period was having an opportunity to focus on my art. But I wasn't getting anywhere with it as fast as I had hoped, and even though I will NEVER give up on it, my savings had dropped to a five-month buffer. Either get a job, or move back in with my parents.

Ryan works at LabCor Portland - an asbestos analysis lab. They needed someone to help Alex - the sample coordinator - greet customers, log their information, take payments, and fill database forms.

When he told me about the job, I decided, What do I have to lose?

"It's about who you know" turned out to be true, in my case.

I'm employed again, and the relief is overwhelming. My coworkers are chill and super friendly, the work environment is surprisingly fun, and I GET TO WEAR SHORTS ALL DAY LONG. :D

TL;DR: I do not need a creative job to stay creative. Nor do you! I have the means to pay my bills and continue my art on nights and weekends. The regular full-time 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday aspect is SUCH a breath of fresh air compared to the inconsistency of working retail. The neighborhood along SW Corbett Avenue is stunningly beautiful, and I take long walks to its end after work.

The one downside about regular hours is that I can only attend to my beardies, Draco and Kyuzo, early in the morning and late in the evening during the week. On weekends, however, I am going to lavish them with care and attention. <3 If you're curious about them, check out their Instagram!

If you've reached this point, thank for reading. <3 I'll do my best to update my sites on weekends. 
  • Watching: Rogue One (last night!)
  • Eating: PURE UNADULTERATED RELIEF
  • Drinking: coffee
BRAINSICK | Lily's Nightmare | Page 05
Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip.

When Lily closed her eyes again, ten eyes greeted her in darkness.

The dripping assumed a voice.

I’m. Out. I’m. Out.

Hissing, Lily shrank into herself. “Wh-who’s out?”



Page 04 |

This was a fun page, holy crap. <3

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BRAINSICK | Lily's Nightmare | Page 04


Jaw askew, her breath expelled in short pants, Lily sat shivering in her cell. The puddle at her paws spread slowly until it found the hole in her floor, dripping into Paranoid’s vacant cell.



Page 03 | Page 05

Page 4 is another testament to my need to practice backgrounds. Jumping into a full-blown comic is a great way to practice! JUMP-START, BABY. :D

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BRAINSICK | Lily's Nightmare | Page 03

Lily shuddered, licking a paw to wash her face with. Her face felt hot after repeated washings.

She plunged her head into her water dish, flung it back out. Water slid in runlets down her neck and chest, soaking her short coat.



Page 02 | Page 04

Page 3 was a little challenging. I need a LOT more practice drawing backgrounds, even simple backgrounds! ;P

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My longest unemployment stretch (nine months) came to an end this week.

I'd applied for all kinds of jobs: Michaels, Dutch Bros., Powell's City of Books, production artist positions at Big Frog T-Shirts and Image Comics - you name it. 2017 had, thus far, been a roller coaster of making art, job searching and interviews, and sinking depression.

I left Bi-Mart on July 29th last year. I knew what I was getting myself into financially, but I hadn't anticipated it taking this long to land a new job. I tried my best to ramp up my online stores, prepare to take commissions, and work toward self-sufficiency. The longer this dragged on, the more panicked I grew.

On Thursday last week, my friend Ryan contacted me about an opening at his job. He explained the details, and I visited the site this past Monday.

On Tuesday, I got the job! My first day was Wednesday.

Before I tell you where I work, I must preface it with something I've struggled with ever since graduating college in 2011.

I desperately wanted a 'creative' job, but I never felt good enough to fit in any one category. Illustration or Concept Art? Character Design or Sequential Art?

My teachers constantly warned against being "a jack of all trades but a master of none."

I've always felt like a jack of all trades (or a Jill of all trades, if you will). I struggled with the idea that I don't belong in any one job, creative or otherwise. I've always done my own thing; how long would it take to make 'my own thing' a viable source of income?

My work history, brief as it is, is not entirely creative. I dabbled in graphic design at AlphaCard Sytems (three months); mobile game assets at Liquid Development (two weeks); more graphic design and office help at AlphaCard (11 months); and cashier / receiving clerk at Bi-Mart, which, at two years, was my longest-held job.

One benefit of the long unemployment period was having an opportunity to focus on my art. But I wasn't getting anywhere with it as fast as I had hoped, and even though I will NEVER give up on it, my savings had dropped to a five-month buffer. Either get a job, or move back in with my parents.

Ryan works at LabCor Portland - an asbestos analysis lab. They needed someone to help Alex - the sample coordinator - greet customers, log their information, take payments, and fill database forms.

When he told me about the job, I decided, What do I have to lose?

"It's about who you know" turned out to be true, in my case.

I'm employed again, and the relief is overwhelming. My coworkers are chill and super friendly, the work environment is surprisingly fun, and I GET TO WEAR SHORTS ALL DAY LONG. :D

TL;DR: I do not need a creative job to stay creative. Nor do you! I have the means to pay my bills and continue my art on nights and weekends. The regular full-time 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday aspect is SUCH a breath of fresh air compared to the inconsistency of working retail. The neighborhood along SW Corbett Avenue is stunningly beautiful, and I take long walks to its end after work.

The one downside about regular hours is that I can only attend to my beardies, Draco and Kyuzo, early in the morning and late in the evening during the week. On weekends, however, I am going to lavish them with care and attention. <3 If you're curious about them, check out their Instagram!

If you've reached this point, thank for reading. <3 I'll do my best to update my sites on weekends. 
  • Watching: Rogue One (last night!)
  • Eating: PURE UNADULTERATED RELIEF
  • Drinking: coffee

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acla13 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
Animation Happy Birthday1 by LA-StockEmotes :party: :iconpresentplz::iconrainbowwaveplz1::iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz3:PartyHug :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
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JillianLambertArt Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thank you so much!! <3
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acla13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Professional General Artist
You-are-Welcome by KmyGraphic   Baby Unicorn by gloomy-cherub  
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Ribbontail Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018
Whooo Jillian, happy birthday to you!! I hope you had a good day today, and that the weather's lovely where you're at. I've heard CA-OR has been having some pretty nice temps lately, you luck ducks. =D :heart:
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JillianLambertArt Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Eeeeee thank you so much, Ribbons! :hug: I had a wonderful day today, filled with both chores and good times with friends. (Hey, oil changes and new cabin air filters are important!) My roomie and I met up with two of my Comics Night friends for an early dinner downtown, then hung out at Powell's browsing books. Above 60 degrees today and sunny! Had a FaceTime chat with my friend Kat, talked with my folks, and then had an epic hour-long conversation with my brother. <3
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