Our SVS Virtual Studio OCTOBER 2πŸŽƒ2πŸŽƒ


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    Sorry I’m late posting this, I’ve been a bit preoccupied. So without further ado...

    What else is everyone working on? I’m thinking something with ink, maybe? πŸ˜œβœ’οΈπŸ–€πŸ–‹

    Imagine you are walking through a studio silently looking over people’s shoulders at their work. This is NOT a place for critiques. You may applaud, encourage, ooh and ah only



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    I finished a piece for the Artsnacks challenge (using everything they put in the monthly box). Cact-o-lanterns! I fought a bit with the materials but learned some things. πŸ™‚



  • You'd have found me building a new studio desk. An extra 2 feet wide and a half foot deeper. So much room for activities! Someday I'll hook up all the old stereo equipment that I keep underneath πŸ™‚

    It's amazing what a sheet of plywood can turn into.

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    @Braden-Hallett Nice!!! I have questions.

    Is that a Wacom on the middle easel?
    Do you stand or sit when drawing? Or both/either?
    Are the flat screens stable on the easels when drawing at the edges and corners?
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  • After doing lees find your style class and making a dream portfolio I’ve been working more on doing value studies and landscape work trying to build layers and create depth.

    Here’s the one I’m currently working on.

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  • @ambiirae Loving the values and shapes here!



  • @burvantill said in Our SVS Virtual Studio OCTOBER 2πŸŽƒ2πŸŽƒ:

    @Braden-Hallett Nice!!! I have questions.

    Is that a Wacom on the middle easel?
    Do you stand or sit when drawing? Or both/either?
    Are the flat screens stable on the easels when drawing at the edges and corners?
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    It's just a screen in the middle easel. It's in an easel since it's nice and height adjustable that way (and, you know, looks cool).

    I always stand when drawing. I CAN sit if I want to but I haven't in a long time.

    My cintiq is in the easel on the right and it's nice and super stable. Doesn't move an inch πŸ™‚


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    @Braden-Hallett i'm scared for you πŸ˜… πŸ˜… πŸ˜…


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    @Braden-Hallett Wonderful! Thankyou.
    I have one on my Christmas wish list. I just wanted to double check that I was going down a good route. πŸ™‚





  • @Nyrryl-Cadiz said in Our SVS Virtual Studio OCTOBER 2πŸŽƒ2πŸŽƒ:

    @Braden-Hallett i'm scared for you πŸ˜… πŸ˜… πŸ˜…

    Whaaaaaaaat? For why?


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    @Braden-Hallett Thanx for the link.
    Do you carry it around in that as well? Like a protective case? That could be a nice bonus. πŸ€”πŸ™‚



  • @burvantill naw. All the cables and stylus and such go in nicely, but the cintiq I carry in something a little more padded.


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  • Here is some of my "Votetober" series I have been doing!
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  • @Mairin-Kareli Beautiful work!



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    I’m attempting a short story comic this month, fitting the spooky season. I haven’t done backgrounds in FOREVER so it’s already pushing me in uncomfortable areas. I’m relatively happy with it though.

    So far doing well, at the rate I’m going it probably won’t finish until November πŸ˜…regardless I’m seeing this through.


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    Another show, another set of Costume Designs for a semester's undergraduate theatre production. This piece is a commissioned piece about love, loss, grief and hope. It's inspired by the Phone of the Winds in Otsuchi, Japan, where survivors of a 2010 tsunami that killed almost 20,000 people come to call their lost loved ones...

    This piece isn't going to be performed live, obviously, because of Covid, but recorded digitally and underscored with music. The text is lyrical and poetic and simultaneously grounded and realistic. Each of the five characters represent a stage of grief as they find the phone booth and call their loved ones, delivering their stories in monologues. They're all packaged in an over-arching framing mechanism of stop-motion animation that tells yet another story of loss, and features overlays of photography and footage shot by the student themselves as their monologues unfold.

    Some of the students have been hit hard by Covid--one of the actresses lost four people in her family. One of them is working on his tennis career while majoring in Theatre, and his roommate came down with it, forcing him to go into quarantine after just getting out of a 14-day quarantine when he traveled in from Denmark... Ironically, he's in more danger here than he would be at home. I think this play will allow them all to grapple with what's happening in our world and to them personally in a way that will also help others who see it.

    We don't quite know how it's going to turn out--we're figuring it out and collaborating on it as we move forward and it's scary as hell to not know what we're doing... Theatre people are about planning and anticipating difficulty, and this is so outside our wheelhouse... We're all learning together (mostly the faculty!!) but it's also very bonding. We'll see how it works!

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    Here’s what I’m playing around with this week. I was doing some master copies of Ezra Jack Keats and was having so much fun with the cut paper I decided to have another go at this months prompt (I don’t want to talk about the last attempt πŸ˜‚).

    I’ve also been working on putting together a dream portfolio and I noticed that there were reoccurring graphic shapes, a sort of randomness, and some neon colors, so I’m trying to mix those in here too. I’ll probably mess with it digitally when it’s all done to get rid of the shadows and such and smooth out the lines... Also, I don’t feel like wasting an entire piece of watercolor paper to make a perfect black border 🀣 so I’ll probably finish that digitally as well.

    Not sure where I’m going with the bottom left corner but I don’t want to make it draw your eye - maybe some rolling black/gray/blue hills rolling down towards the kid with a tilted table of candy in front getting thrown into the air? I may add another kid running towards us....or a couple...



  • @Jade-Vaughan That is looking absolutely incredible! Wish I could draw a background like that πŸ™‚


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