Illustration 1 Class opens next week!

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    Hey guys, just wanted to give you advanced warning that our Illustration 1 class is opening next week! It's going to be $500 and lasts 9 weeks. It is being taught by me and David Hohn ( David is a bad ass illustrator and instructor who I've worked with for years. Class starts Jan. 16. Only 15 spots open for this...

    Every image is built on the foundation of an idea. But clever, visually captivating ideas can be difficult to generate, especially on demand and on a deadline.
    This course is designed to identify and cultivate the use of techniques specifically for idea generation. Starting with the fundamentals students will build on each ideation technique in a clear and understandable way, eventually allowing you to mix and match techniques in a way that suits your artistic inclinations.

    Topics covered:

    • How to get past that first idea to the really good ones!
    • What are keywords and why they are vital
    • The importance of thumbnails
    • How to lay the design foundation of a successful image

    David Hohn has been working full time as a freelance illustrator for the last 15 years. Working primarily in the juvenile and children's markets he has illustrated more than 40 children's picture books, middle grade and YA projects, along with countless theater poster, magazine and licensing projects. Clients include Scholastic, Viking, Random House, Bloomsbury, Electronic Arts, Nike, Fisher Price, Disney and more. His work has been recognized by SCBWI, 3x3, Creative Quarterly, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators New York, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles. His days are spent in his studio imagining what it would be like to be someone else, doing something else – and then he paints it.

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    @Lee-White Omg, his work is amazing. Here is a working link to his site.

    Unfortunately, I can't afford this live class so close to the holidays and I'm saving for your Live watercolor class, but I bet it will fill fast. Sad to miss it and I'm sure it will be chalk full of awesome tips and insights. I look forward to the recording!

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    @Charlie-Eve-Ryan thanks for the link. I updated the one in my post too...

    We may be able to do a payment plan like a $50 a week type thing if that helps. The live watercolor class won't happen until spring at earliest. Maybe summer. Sorry for the long delay. I'm finally finishing up a stretch of work that has lasted over 6 years. I should have more time now that those projects are wrapping up.

  • Hi Lee,
    Is this the same class you mention ("I'll be starting my new class in January that is based around building your business and portfolio")?

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    @Mara No, this is a studio type class and is the first in a series of illustration classes. This one is more geared for how to work as an illustrator, how to come up with good content in your images, etc. We will be doing assignments weekly in this class.

    The portfolio class looks at your existing work and that is the starting point. We will focus on what images are working, which ones aren't working, your overall business strategy, etc.

  • Oh, conundrum! I was anxiously waiting for the portfolio class to be announced so I could sign up. But just this last week I was frustrated with my inability to come up with good ideas for illustrations so this class would be so useful! How to choose?! (Do I have to?)

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    @Joy-Heyer Ha! That's a good problem to have.

    I'm still figuring out the portfolio class. I'm trying to really analyze what people need. So far I've come up with three models that would serve most students:

    Model 1: Single image critique. This is just looking at one specific image and getting it looking it's best. This would be a moderate price like $50

    Model 2: Multiple image crit. This would look at a few different images (such as a children's book or a few images for a portfolio) and might last a little longer. Such as 3 weeks. This would be more expensive than option 1, such as $250.

    Model 3: Full Portfolio and business crit: This would look at all images, website design, business model, advertising, etc. It would last around 6 weeks and get someone ready for agent or publisher submissions. it would be the most expensive option around $550

    All these options might be available at the same time. We are tweaking our website and it has the capability to offer different class models at the same time.

  • All those options sound very useful...though Model 3 scares me a little. I'm not sure my portfolio, website, business model, etc are up for scrutiny--even in a SVS class with kind and encouraging teachers! Which is a good indicator that it is what I need. I just want to be in a position where such a class would be beneficial and not waste anyone's time.

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    Thank you! Very exciting!

  • I would be interested in this class, let me see what I can swing. I have to do Christmas shopping first, and see what I can do. Just got my hands on an iPad Pro and Apple pencil( early present to myself) which I'm loving even more than my 13" cintique. My funds may not be there but I shall see what things look like after a week or two of family Christmas shopping. Hopefully there is still space.

  • @Lee-White if I could front up 250 to hold a spot then payout the rest after the holidays I could swing that. Can I get more info on the time schedule, weekly meetings, and work load I could pull the trigger on this. Just want to know the expectations so I know if I have the time to get the most out of the class that I can. Thanks

  • Is this class also going to be recorded or is it just for those 15 people and that´s it? And are the dates and times of the meetings already set?

  • I am new to all of this... so, does our subscription to SVSLearn cover classes like this or is that only valid for the back catalog of classes/courses. I apologize if this is a FAQ situation... but, I would certainly be interested in this particular class (though I don't have $500 to throw down at the moment). Thanks!

  • Just read the FAQ... I apologize for the time wasted.

    Sadly, not going to be able to do the live class at this point. BUT, loving the subscription so far... tons of great existing courses/classes to check out.

  • @Lee-White any more info here on this class?

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