Illustration Concentration 2012 in review

Happy New Year. The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for the illustration concentration blog.

We had 39,000 views in 2012. The post that got the most views was a 2010 story about KU grad illustrator Amanda Geisinger working with Spongebob Squarepants. Next is a story about the folk art tradition of Kolam. That story gets a lot of traffic from India, presumably from artists who know more about it than I do. The post features Prof. Josh Miller before he came to Kutztown University.

Next is popularity is Denise Bosler’s guest post, Making it as an Illustrator. Then stories on artists Jerry Pinkney and Grant Snider.

Pigeon Sketch, watercolor © 2010 K. McCloskey

The surprise search term that bring folks to this blog is “pigeon sketch.” I wrote about my project drawing pigeons at Vinnie Torre’s loft in Hoboken. Vinnie helped me refine the sketch above; he thought it looked too much like a street bird. Every day a couple of people arrive at the blog by googling “pigeon sketch.” I guess art teachers are asking students to sketch pigeons, but instead of going out to the park, these students are copying mine. I can upload more pigeon sketches, but kids, pigeons are not that rare a bird.

The detailed 2012 stat report for the blog can be found here.

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