Hi! New student -reclaiming artist self I abandoned 15 years ago.



  • Hello Everyone! I am excited to be here. Currently live in Las Vegas, NV; from Florida. I have seen so much of your great work already and am looking forward to sharing the journey with you.

    I joined SVS in November to refresh my skills after abandoning my art 15 years ago. I started drawing again with Inktober2019 and loved every minute! I have a hodgepodge of art experiences in β€œfine art - drawing from life,” film/animation, video - none of it organized or focused. I came to SVS after listening to the 3 Point Perspective podcast and realized I am an illustrator and this where I belonged all those uncomfortable years I thought I was a fine artist and never fit in.

    I knew had major review to do so I started with the foundations courses and have been blown away by the quality and level of information. I am already a better artist and attempting to draw things I make up instead of relying solely on real life objects or photos. Professional Illustrator, here I come!

    I just turned 50 in August and if I put as much energy into my skills being an illustrator as I have been doing other things, I will be successful! Thanks! RioSim1


  • SVS OG

    @RioSim1 Hi! Welcome to the forum! I'm very happy that you're getting back into art after so many years. I hope we can help you here the forums.



  • @Nyrryl-Cadiz Thank you! I need this creative community!



  • @RioSim1 Hello and welcome to the forums! It's great that you're coming back to art after a hiatus. I know it can be hard to come back to art after a long period of time, but it is so worth it! I hope your artistic journey will be packed with lots of fun and learning πŸ™‚



  • @Jacy13 Thank you! Yes, hard and mostly scary! I feel really good and already supported being in this community 😊


  • Pro

    @RioSim1 Welcome! Would love to see your art soon ❀



  • @NessIllustration Thank you for the welcome. I am working on the Yeti right now! Looking forward to posting it!


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