Recommended Classes To Start With?
Hello! I'm new to SVS and really excited to dive in, but the list of available classes is almost a little overwhelming. I was wondering what classes you all would recommend starting with?
My guess is that How To Draw Everything and Creative Composition would be good places to start, and I'm working on the Dream Portfolio assignment right now. But I'd like to hear your thoughts!
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Hi @rwarner , welcome! They are planning to do a curriculum soon to help with which classes to take and in what order. Those two classes are the ones I started with! Still figuring it out as I go, but here is the course order recommended by Jake Parker when this question has come up in the past:
PHASE 1: Fundamentals:
HOW TO DRAW EVERYTHING
VISUALIZING DRAWING IN PERSPECTIVE
LIGHT AND SHADOW
PHASE 2: Learning Digital
10 STEP DIGITAL PAINTING
PHASE 3: Color
WORKING WITH COLOR
PAINTING COLOR AND LIGHT
PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP
PHASE 4: Characters
DRAWING HEROES AND SIDEKICKS
DRAWING VILLAINS AND MONSTERS
POSING CHARACTERS - CHILDREN'S BOOK EDITION
STYLIZING HUMAN CHARACTERS
BREATHING LIFE INTO YOUR CHARACTER DESIGNS
PHASE 5: Illustration
CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT DESIGN
VISUAL STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES
MIXED MEDIA-WATERCOLOR AND DIGITAL
LUMINOUS LIGHTING IN MIXED MEDIA
ILLUSTRATING CHILDREN'S BOOKS PART1
Also watch all the critique sessions you can. You'll learn a TON from those. There's hours of critiques we did for 3rd Thursday webinars you can see here.
And watch the demos too. There's a lot to learn there as well.
Hope that helps!