Enrolling now: Illustration 1: Turbocharging your creativity!



  • Oooh, you guys are going to have so much fun! This class has been amazing! It has really helped me think through the process and come up with new and original ideas, I'm so sad it's almost over. I can't wait for Illustration 2 hehe. If you are even considering taking the class, DO IT!! You will not regret it at all 😃



  • Lee or anyone is who is currently in the class,

    What are some things I should do to prepare for the classes starting April 11th?
    Any subscription courses that might be beneficial to review?
    What about helpful art supplies?

    I feel like a kid who wants to lay out my backpack and clothes before my first big day of kindergarten.



  • @Lee-White would have loved to have been apart of this
    So excited about all this learning!
    Hopefully I can catch the next go round!



  • @Spencer-Hale Get some decent paper, I used the Hammermil copy paper Jake talks about in the inking class - 25 lb was all i could find, but it works well enough. I get a lot of bleed through it, so just use a piece of cardstock under it.

    I also got a pack of Prismacolor gray markers. They are cheaper than Copics, and worked great for me. That is just a suggestion, you only need 3 gray a black and a white.

    The rest is just using what you already use to create. I think you should do just fine! Good luck and i hope you have as much fun as we are!!



  • Thanks @Lynn-Larson



  • This class is incredible. Seriously. I have an art degree and learned more in this course than in four years of undergrad level instruction. Take it if you can, you will absolutely not regret it.



  • @Spencer-Hale I agree with everything Lynn said, I just used printer paper myself which worked fine for me. We did a lot of toning in the class I used prismacolor markers different percent's 20% 50% 70% etc., YOU ARE GONNA LOVE IT-IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND. I am so so sad it is almost over!



  • I agree with @Rich-Green, @kimchizerbe, @Lynn-Larson, and @lmrush. This class is amazing. It focuses less on how to draw (which is very important and SVS has a ton of amazing classes that teach this) and focuses more on how to create what to draw...which is where I always got (notice the past tense) stuck. @Spencer-Hale - I started with gray markers and discovered I was lousy at them. So I ended up just using pencil on copy paper and digital. The first few assignments really allowed me to explore different methods so I could find the one that worked for me. And now I have some gray markers for my kids to use ;).****



  • YUSS! ENROLLED! anything I need to do before the class starts?



  • Should I have gotten an email or something before the start of class? I heard Mr White was going to send me something but I haven't seen anything in my inbox :0



  • Sounds like a great class. I'm curious though will I still be able to watch recordings after it's over? Because I don't have $450 right now, but I'd love to at least challenge myself if I can't join live.



  • @Perrij said in Enrolling now: Illustration 1: Turbocharging your creativity!:

    Should I have gotten an email or something before the start of class? I heard Mr White was going to send me something but I haven't seen anything in my inbox :0

    @Perrij I sent an email as instructed to svslearninfo@gmail.com after signing up, but I just received a automated response.0_1491838720274_Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 9.36.50 AM.png image url)

    but, i do have this in my "my classes" section:
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    I think I am good to go, I would expect to get an email soon, or at least the class link will be active sometime tomorrow.



  • @Spencer-Hale @Spencer-Hale since you took this class, could you shed some light on this matter?



  • @Nazuba I am in the same boat with you. I just recently signed up. I am super excited for the first class starting tomorrow! Some others who just finished the previous class posted a few tips in this thread. They all sound like they really had a great time.



  • @Spencer-Hale Hi Classmate! I actually enrolled couple of days ago and Aron Terry (I think he handles the technical side of this site) and said Lee will get in touch. I'm not really worried much about not getting the email yet though lol.



  • Hi guys,

    I'm getting the last bit of contact info for new students. I'll be sending out an email with instructions later today. : )

    So excited to see you guys in there!



  • @Ben-Migliore This class is only available as the paid class. The reason is that much of the content is a back and forth between the students and the instructors.



  • @Lee-White Are there plans to run this class multiple times a year?



  • I just finished this course. I can't say enough about David and Lee. They are great, I have a four year art degree in studio drawing. I took some illustration courses and some graphic design courses and it was very much the old here is your assignment now go be awesome type of mind set. David and Lee have great demos and real life examples of illustration day to day. The ideation techniques have given me a solid starting point to my process. I did pick up much more concrete techniques in this class then I can remember from almost every class I took in college. I can't wait for illustration 2 sign me up!



  • Thanks Kelly! I think that will probably start this summer. : )