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 ;-)
I have been grinding away for long hours over many weeks now finishing up the two books I have been working on. A few weeks ago started noticing some neck soreness which has slowly started to have times where it sends out some numb/tingle feelings near my shoulder. I am betting its a pinched nerve or something in my case. But it definitely has been impacting my work this past week and is a perfect reminder of how we need time away from the easel or computer screen.
I have made sure to go exercise and definitley feel like it is loosening up some after I do my swim training. (Which I had not been doing because I felt so overloaded and behind on work). Lesson learned - that darn exercise is important!
Yay! I need to go watch the first one again :-) I just turned a book in to a printer for self publishing. It was my going through the process and finishing a book project. Have you ever worked on one thing so long that you don't know if you like it anymore? :-) I'm hoping that each project will be better ....and easier...than the last!
@Lee-White The trees, the bunnies! Love it! It is really hard not too tighten up and over do something, I think especially in watercolor because going back to fix X is not so easy. I look forward to seeing it!
I think it is awesome you guys are putting so much into the production/time and film quality for these classes...you really are taking SVS to a whole new level. It is awesome!
I'm currently watching this AND the Painting color and light course. Fantastic to watch the traditional painting-process implementing the things Will and Jake emphasize in their courses; values, shapes and colour-harmonies. I was mesmerized watching Britt paint - we need more real-time videos like this :D