Our SVS virtual studio

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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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  • @rcartwright 0_1543863126450_Sleigh.jpg

    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. 😬

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    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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    Sketched this a few weeks ago. Finally starting to paint

  • Some of tonight's studying from Dave's Drawing Fundamentals course …

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    Once I've finished this, I'm going to practice doing a lot of these with the tracing paper technique he said about. I'm fascinated to see what a finished drawing would look like starting out like this, and it'll be cool to have each phase captured on it's own sheet of paper, instead of hidden away under the finished drawing.

    That's one thing I would have loved on the course, if Dave had finished each section with a drawing he worked on for a few extra hours, just so we could see how these basic shape phases evolve into a detailed finished drawing.

  • @burvantill Ha! That those things are still around! A true antique :p

  • Love this thread! So much inspiration in one place! 😍

    Here are some random sketches and rough model drawing I did recently, already preparing for Mermay 2019! πŸ™‚



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    Spent some time repainting this. Two of my favorite Christmas characters

  • Final notes from the Drawing Fundamentals course … really enjoyed it … started the Creative Composition one now. I did the intro but had to stop to do some sketching before work, and honestly, I wanted to keep going so much, that intro got me so excited πŸ™‚

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    Played around with a lil 8 minute drawing challenge of Yoshi after lol I do think this is my favourite drawing exercise, it's not just fun, but funny ... also did some 30 second gesture drawing with QuickPoses.com and turned one into a lilSOPHIE character sketch πŸ™‚

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    Skeleton guy I'm sculpting.

  • @Sophie-Lawson

    As promised. I photographed on my camera but couldn’t find the connecting cable so back to my iPad. At least my table is cleaner!

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  • @heather-boyd woohoo!

    Those blue cubes are so tasty looking, what did you use to do them? Love the texture.

    Your shapes are always so very crisp and clean; really nice. I also love the paint splashes and what not on your desk ... looks like a proper artists desk πŸ™‚

  • @sophie-lawson

    Blue pencil crayons: a really old Canadian brand called Laurentien

    Haha that texture is a combination of my desk and the 4H pencil I tried to erase afterwards.

    Thanks, sometimes I clean my desk up and sometimes I leave it. I do likewise with my palettes. I have one from 1st year college loaded up with acrylic colours.

    πŸ™‚ I am excited for the next January contest, I am hoping one of the two works that I am slowly working through will be a fit. I hope you will participate as well.

    Your finished works are super detailed! I forgot to mention that. And your last posts on combining shapes have so much variety, I can get caught up in making things look like things and not just play around especially when I post things.

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    So many mice so little time

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