For me the Creative Comp class really made the thumb-nailing process click for me. It also helped me to figure out how to convey stronger focal points- especially it's info on how to organize values. It comes with a downloadable worksheet package that helps you work through the information presented and solidify the concepts. I also took Choosing Colors for Storytelling and Draw 50 things, shortly after taking Creative Composition, and they were very good compliments to the course.
I think you will get more out of the class if you are somewhat comfortable with perspective and have a basic understanding of color and values.
I think ultimately, the best courses for you to choose will all depend on your strengths and weaknesses, and where you are in your art journey. I talked with someone who felt the Creative Composition class wasn't that helpful to them, so it may not be what he needed in that moment in time. Good luck!
Welcome Harmony! I joined SVS quite a while ago and only just jumped into the forums as well. Everyone is very helpful and welcoming here! It's nice to have a group of like minded individuals, who share the same love of art.
I also really appreciate your honesty concerning your shaky start into children's book illustration and working with publishers, gives me a spark of hope that even if i should stuff up there is always another chance ^_^
I think I will start with making illustrations (freelance possibilities) before I jump right into books or comics :) but I will work on it too for sure. Also, I need to learn English more if I want to sell something worldwide :D
@aska lol they really are the best! And that's so cool that you used to be a finance analyst! I'm no good with numbers and math myself... I always appreciate those who are. And there's definitely a lot of new things to learn here. So glad to just jump right in! :D