It will be great to hear the SVS team's take on all these questions - so many good ones! It's tempting to put myself forward for critique but I think I need a bit more time for my art to evolve, before I'm serious about being represented, and I already have agent feedback to work through. But as @lmrush said, it's great that you are here to help us like this, and long-term I think an agent might be a very good thing, so I'll be interested to see what comes out of this topic.
@QuietYell Thanks for posting that link - really insightful!
@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 :-)