@mag This is such a great example of how to tackle this project! So excited to see it!
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RE: 50 Things Challenge
@smceccarelli This is looking great! It's exactly what I had in mind and so far the best example of how to do this assignment from someone at SVS! I just wanted to make sure that everyone knows I just launched the critiques for #draw50things class here at SVS. Doesn't look like you need it though :) - Will
RE: Own Voices
What a great topic and great comments - I'm not sure if my comments will further this discussion but I felt prompted to try. I don't speak for SVS - these are my personal feelings. We are artists. Art isn't safe. Art doesn't always follow social norms but often challenges them. It is our job to tell visual and written stories. Stories are based on our own personal experiences and imaginations -but we can't know what it's like to be each character we illustrate because most of the time they have similar but different experiences. If we limit ourselves by illustrating only that which we have experienced we will cease to explore, innovate, imagine, create, conjure, describe, relate, depict, conceive, fantasize, and visualize - the essential components of art making. Art doesn't have rules and constraints to prepare and package it for consumption - it must remain unrestrained and unrestricted. We don't all value art the same - so how can we value creativity that conforms to a set of guidelines? If we self censor by creating only that which we have personally experienced - we would have to turn down 99% of all assignments offered. -Will Terry
What To Include in Your Portfolio
I wanted to include a list of things I think people should try to cover in their portfolios to attract the most clients. I went into depth on this subject in our Children's book class here at svslearn.com but I'm posting it here in conjunction with a youtube video explaining it below. If you have any questions about the content I would ask that you watch my video first :)
What To Include in Your Portfolio
Types and sizes: spot illustrations, vignettes, full page
Color schemes: full color, black and white, monochrome, etc.
Ages: adults, teens, children, baby
Gender: girls, boys, men, women
Race: Asian, Indian, Hispanic, Caucasian, African,
Groups: families, friends, classmates, occupations,
Animals: anthropomorphised animals, amphibians, mammals, fish, reptiles, insects, etc.
Creatures: robots, dragons, monsters, aliens, ghosts, etc.
Vehicles: cars, trucks, boats, planes, construction equipment, robots, etc.
Props: household items, garage items, kitchen items, farm, office, food, games, toys, bathroom, school, etc.
Environments: interiors, exteriors, modern, vintage, ancient, houses, apartments, winter, summer, night, day.
Land, sea, earth, outer space, dessert, forest, tropical, Arctic
Action: things falling, breaking, sliding, moving fast
Emotion: anger, happiness, sadness, fear, confidence, curiosity, love, sleeping, pain, etc.
Camera Angles: establishing, close ups, medium, distant, high angle, low angle, profile, dynamic, POV.
RE: How do I sign up to the live lessons?
Great question - and yes they do usually go quickly. We plan to have more live events as we grow - right now we're attending to some really important building challenges but when they are ironed out we'll be able to have a more predictable schedule...