@Lee-White inspiring story! You have been a wonderful addition to the SVS faculty. The words that stay uppermost in my mind when I think of SVS faculty, particularly applied to you, Will & Jake are "generous" and "honest". Thank you so much. I am looking forward to your productivity webinar. Fear of making bad art = NO art and this story is one more example of the concept that is so hard to implement--we must make bad art to learn how to make better art! I like Jake's "progress not perfection" too. Thanks to you all!
I decided to just do one drawing a week this year. Still participating to a limited degree, but with a four month old baby thats really all I feel I can manage this year. I've always felt thats what is important--participating only if you want to, to the degree that you feel is helpful.
@Suzy-Heitz Oh I'm looking forward to re-watching too...while the critique is going on I'm trying to process/remember all the advice, make notes, and reply to comments/questions in the chat box...all kinda tricky to do at once, so I'm glad we can re-watch it afterwards :-)
I agree about all working towards a finished illustration using an interesting prompt. That is what our classes will consist of. It will be like 3rd thursday on steroids. You will get feedback on all aspects of the project starting with how to go about it, doing the thumbnails, rough sketch, color study, and final art.
This kind of project will happen in all of the illusrtration 1, 2, and 3 classes.
BTW, you guys can keep doing prompts like 3rd thursday on the forums if you want as well. Just agree on a subject and illustrate it. : )
And, knowing your experience and knowledge in the practical, business aspect of the illustration world would make me feel confident that it would be worth the investment if we were to get some personal feedback on assignments or work done pertaining to the class. My thoughts are that getting some feedback/critique on my work would be a very important point for me personally when considering paying for a live class, because there are so many pretty good free (or very inexpensive) video courses out there. That personal feedback and direction from a seasoned professional however, would make the $500 price-point you mentioned very attractive.
All the best, and thanks for the "How to Make Money in Illustration" videos you've created. Just got through the first and have learned so much valuable info that has helped me make some major career decisions and formulate a more concrete plan on how to break into the industry (Just posted a topic in this forum asking for any info/advice on how to break into the educational section of children's book publishing, as you mentioned that is an easier way to wiggle into that market. If you have any pointers on that I would super appreciate you sharing them: http://forum.svslearn.com/topic/2257/breaking-into-educational-illustration)
@Lee-White Just read your feedback to Joy... you were thinking movie, but I have been working up ideas based on "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". I found there to be more in the way of storytelling with L. Frank Baum's story.
Just wanted to announce a new class that we're going to be recording in a few weeks! I show my process for using acrylics to create illustrations. Been a long time since I rock and rolled but it's finally finished - here's a sneak preview... :) ![0_1470256645801_frog.jpeg.JPG](Uploading 100%)
@Lee-White Maybe I could do a copy of an artist I like as is sometimes mentioned. Do it traditionally and then digitally. That would REALLY be an exercise :-) Once I get my book business figured out and a well oiled machine, I can spend more time on things like this again...I hope ;-)
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