Our SVS virtual studio


  • SVS OG

    I liked how a few of my Inktober pictures turned out and started exploring that style with added watercolor. For some reason I've been on a snowman fix this month. I don't know if this little tester shows it but I want to add in some E.H. Shepard and Bill Watterson influences.
    (Yes, I see that the mailbox, scarf, and snow torso all turned into tangent city. Sorry.)
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  • My desk has looked like a bombs gone off since starting the SVS courses a couple weeks ago lol I need to invest in a bigger desk. I was thinking today, I have a feeling no matter how the desk gets, there'll never be enough room πŸ™‚

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    These are my notes from Jakes How To Draw Everything Course, which I finished yesterday and loved to bits πŸ™‚ Started the Drawing Foundations one today.

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    Also been playing around in my sketchbook, practicing using a brush pen from QuickPoses.com images.


  • SVS OG

    @missmushy My favourite subject. Great studies!



  • @sophie-lawson OMG I would LOVE if my workspace looked like this. It's currently covered in every kind of art supply you can imagine! And yes, I think there is a special law of physics that states the the size of your mess increases in proportion to the size of your desk!


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    Here is the image for my xmas cards this year. The top one is done in Procreate app and the bottom one, i took into Snapseed and messed with some filters. I'm going to use the snapseed version.
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    I miss my fuzzball.
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  • @sophie-lawson

    Looks like you had a whole lot of fun with How To Draw Everything. I still struggle with combining shapes, I can cut them in pieces but adding them... sigh. lols What was the most challenging area for you?

    I just finished up Drawing Fundamentals last week, I really benefited from drawing big to small details even though I still struggle with "Ahhh it looks like nothing" lols.

    I have moved onto Creative Composition which looks daunting and far more rewarding than Drawing in College. All that money... sigh.

    I am currently working on two ideas with animals and snow related activities (as it is snowing here in Ontario Canada) and a aerial waters cape (not going to make it by the end of the day for Slowemeber unfortunately) while incorporating the AMAZING!! Creative Composition checklist, it blows my mind people.

    I hope to see your future experiments and final works.



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  • As usual, it's not a great photo and unfortunately my thumb is in there, on the edge! I was trying to hold it up to get a good pic.



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    Snow fort



  • @heather-boyd Hello Heather πŸ™‚ Do you have any of your notes / drawings to share? I'd love to see ... I'd love to see a big collection of everyone's versions of the tree and car for instance, think that could be really interesting πŸ™‚

    The hardest thing for me was, and still is, drawing ellipses, and trying to combine cylinders and spheres onto things. I've been doing 30 minutes each night before bed of combining shapes, and the squares are getting better, but my ellipses mostly don't look and feel right. I'm going to keep trying and maybe do the perspective course after the Drawing Foundations one.

    I've said once I do 30 days I'll start trying to do what Jake did at the end and combine shapes into actual things like cars and trees before bed πŸ™‚ That's going to be fun, but I'm actually enjoying combining these random shapes … don't know why, but I find it kind of relaxing lol Do you find that?



  • @sophie-lawson

    I apologize for image quality as I have poor lightening in my home. But I put together a few of the ones I made back in the summer when I did the class. I changed up Jake’s middle man a bit but it’s still his lols. And I added to the building to the right as well. I find shading more relaxing, a constant rubbing but not where to shade that’s still problematic haha.

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    When you get to Drawing Fundamental exercises, post them here and I will do likewise.

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    The mouse of the day



  • I call it "The Apprentice Gets a Library Card." I'm not sure what to do with it. However, I have a friend who works for the library, maybe she has an idea for developing a poster to promote library cards for next Halloween.0_1543781022186_theApprentice.jpg



  • @heather-boyd Blimey Heather … these are good. I love your trees πŸ™‚ That car is cool too, and that building, the little bits you added as extras feel really good and all your shapes look so much cleaner and correct than mine πŸ™‚

    I have one sheet from Drawing Foundations so far … but I did the basic shapes, than added the details on top, so it's not at the basic shape stage like he wanted in the video πŸ™‚ I achieved most of the shapes in the same way as Dave, but I noticed I didn't get the scale quite right, as I wasn't paying attention to the edges of the box.

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    What I really like about this course is how he's sort of working through the puzzle of turning the things into shapes too, instead of already having done it. I like that, and I love that we do the exercises than come back to compare with how Dave does it πŸ™‚

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    I've included a quick photo of some of the combining shapes I'm currently doing before bed too, mine look a bit off at times ... I'm struggling with getting cylinders and spheres to be on the right plane, but I do enjoy trying lol


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    Thomas's Approval
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    The final mouse is a 3 for 1 now on to the painting



  • @burvantill Omigod, I only saw the first illustration of this on IG. WOW. This is SO lovely and makes me teary. Amazing work.


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    @eli thank you 😊. I needed emotional art therapy. 😬


  • SVS OG

    I've been doing a fundraiser for a teenage friend who has cancer - selling little pieces of art through my etsy. Its been fun and challenging to keep up with the orders. It feels really good to finish and ship stuff. I don't get to do much of that. These are more tiny art pieces than illustrations, but I'm learning some good techniques.
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    Today was art day with @kaitlinmakes down by the American River. I did a value study. It’s not great. 🀣
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