Our SVS Virtual Studio JANUARY 2021!!!!!!



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    I’m not gonna lie, I’m feeling burnt out from December....just been in a funk this week, so I’m just taking it easy and toying around.

    This is what I’m currently working on - I sketched the girl on paper and scanned it into procreate, then I’ve been messing around with scanning and clipping textures from my mono prints. The sunflowers and the background are from seperate mono prints, and the textures on the clothes and skin were clipped from others and I patched them all together. It’s been fun to see what I can do using digital tools to change traditionally made images/textures.

    I’m feeling more comfortable with characters recently, so I’m moving on to try and incorporate more backgrounds...then maybe some day I’ll start trying to tell a story.

    I also made a tiny animated clip this month...not sure if I can share it here but I’ll try... it was really fun and I am hoping for the time to try my hand at it again soon.



  • @Braden-Hallett love the 1900s book cover vibe! I’ve got a whole Pinterest board dedicated to those 😂



  • @Gabby-Correia this is awesome!!The mustard seed looks mightier than the mountain!!love the designs!

    Currently I am working on some Book dummies, playing and exploring styles.
    Here are two pages from different stories with a style that I am soooo uncomfortable drawing.

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  • @Coreyartus your bird is beautiful. Love the addition of the snow 🙂



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    Hello all! This is my first forum post. I can't believe it took me so long to get involved. It is incredible to see works in progress, to watch the support that happens here!
    These are watercolor front and back covers I made this winter for my friend's DND zine taking pace in an overgrown forested 80s Tron back to the future kind of world with crystal magic. I have a few more illustrations to do and I'm learning A LOT about layout design and stitching images together in photoshop.


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    Finished my flamenco dancing cat - well, finished it as best I could. Can never seem to get the polish that others achieve.
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  • The war of the Hamster continues.

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  • @Braden-Hallett Love the personalities in their faces especially the smugness on the kid's face with braces and the missing tooth in the boy who is reacting!


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    I finished my first master study. I have had this version of Mary Poppins with illustrations by Julia Sarda in my library for a long time. She is one of my favorites And, since I am scared, I started with a spot illustration. This one took me about 5 hours. It’s definitely not perfect, but I learned so much… especially about how to use my ipad! My goal is to draw everyday this year, and to fit in as many master studies as aI can. I’ll probably do another full page Julia Sarda and then move on to someone else. B2E887BA-0F32-4D69-B05A-F9BC1F01F0B1.jpeg A3C98D7A-73EF-463A-9740-93893039FC4E.jpeg
    Her’s is the top. Mine is the bottom. I did not drag her actual colors from a picture in procreate, but tried to match them as best as I could with the book open next to me. So hard! But so exciting! I’m glad I finished it.



  • Doing some traditional work on clouds as studies. I haven't done traditional in so long. !20210120_131353.jpg
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  • I'm getting a graphic novel pitch finished up and doing a lot of the svs classes. I'm trying to use what I'm learning to do art for a picture book project in 12x12 as well as monthly illustration prompts like #scbwidrawthis ascotofdoom.jpg



  • @HeatherBouteneff looks so fun! Is the scbwi draw this still happening monthly? I can’t seem to find the prompts



  • @VeronicaMui I have had a lot of trouble finding the prompts too! I think it’s supposed to be monthly so I’ve been searching and people are starting to post with the prompt “illuminate” but the Scbwi website still has July 2020 prompt “night sounds”



  • I also did this today...
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  • Hi @Gabby-Correia, fellow mustard lover here! Love your design! Sharing a two page spread I just completed for a book I’m working on titled, Mustard Thinks Twice. Ketchup is not playing nice!

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    Taking an Aaron Blaise Procreate course. Trying to get more refined. Still lots of practice needed. I was pleased with how it started out though.
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  • @MissMushy looks good!


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    @chrisaakins Thanks! Love your zebra 🦓 👏🏼👏🏼



  • I revamped my yeti design to suit my house haha. I think I’ll go with the first yeti. He feels more like “me”

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    This was such a challenge! But I’m glad I took a stab at it haha. I might try doing another point of view if time permits. I hope the next prompt has to do with interior.

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  • Finally completed my "comic clip" (analog version, color pencil on paper):

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    In the future I may do a "digitally remastered version".

    Ready for a next project!


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