@Nyrryl-Cadiz I like the fishy too!
For the font though I still find your name a little hard to read.
Since you're name isn't part of the title I think you can make it smaller / not the same width as the text above. It'll help it feel like it's own entity and The "nyr" part of your name is hard to read over the busy dark green leaves anyway.
Got a question? Ask away! Got an idea for SVS? Let us know!
I use blogger for the main content (host) and bought the domain name through Godaddy, I pay every two years as it's far more comfortable and have it linked to my blogger page.
I did have to code a bit to make my blog work as a page and not feel like a blog but it's not super hard to do.
There is also Google sites, seems to work as those other sites and its free.
@mag I have several videos on my Youtube channel you might enjoy
Illustration process of a book: https://youtu.be/JH6lX5Bxv1Q
(new!) How to thumbnail a picture book: https://youtu.be/E7ZWGrzUkPE
How to format a book spread: https://youtu.be/DpBlHLzR_Gg
Working with self-published authors: https://youtu.be/pXflCwRyIV4
Hey Gang, here is my plan for Inktober this year.
My goal this year is to finish rounding out a couple gaps in my portfolio. I want to make some of these Inktober pieces into spot and vignette illustrations, along with some sequential illustrations.
I'm squeezing time in when ever I can. I'll work a bit in the morning before work, do some prep during lunch, and get into some inking in the evenings.
I don't think I so much as have rules for myself this year. I do want to hit all 31 days, but it that means posting a piece I don't think is strong enough, I won't do it. A fun idea I do have, would be to make a couple of these digitally with some custom brushes I made using textures from last years Inktober.
Day one and the prep leading up to it has been fun! Excited to see what people post!
@Frogpunzel They seem to last ok although I don't produce a lot of stand-alone watercolor in the course of a year so I guess it would depend on how often you use them. They weren't very expensive, though, once I found some. I live in a rural area and there aren't a lot of art stores around.
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@NessIllustration and @Valerie-Light
Thank-you both so very much for your insight. I think you're absolutely right, Vanessa--I've always struggled trying to figure out where I fit. I have to answer that question first before I can do anything. I've figured out that there are specific industries in illustration that I don't want to go into (gaming, movies, animation), but not enough information about where I do think I want to go (prints, merch, self-published stuff). It's "safe" when you tell yourself you're still a student and you still have a lot to learn--no illustration is in the wrong direction, and everthing is an opportunity to build skills. But eventually you actually have to pick a path, and start investing time and energy in that. I need to research the path I want, and do work appropriate to it.
And Valerie--thank-you for such a valuable approach!! I'm going to look at my body of work in that light... I know there are pieces that came easier and were more pleasurable to create. And others that (on balance) were more of a struggle (albeit, at some point on each piece I felt "in the zone" to a certain extent). I know I have preferences I felt I couldn't indulge when I was making a LOT of those pieces. What happens when those constraints are off, and I create what's in my heart and just let it go? I know I felt that way on some of those. I think you're right--I need to look at those pieces closely, especially in light of the path I select.
Thank-you both so much for your help. I needed to hear these things. I appreciate you advice. And now I have a lot of work to do.
@Katherine you might be able to attract the eye where you want the focus to be with lighting. I kind of like the crazy tall bed frame