Our SVS Virtual Studio 2019!

  • SVS OG

    I, too, have been working with Sculptey trying to draw bats from various angles.

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    Sculpting a bugman.

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    A sketch while we were in town yesterday as we waited for the food to be brought to our table.

  • So I have been eager to get on digital since I am currently working through the Creative Composition 1 class with 33% video completion and worksheet 13. This was my first Inktober 2018 poison drawing on Photoshop CS6, I traced from my ink to digital to practise with my Wacom Intuos Painting tablet I bought December 2017. 🙂

    However I came upon filling / colouring issues, as well as my other edges are blurry and my Photoshop continues to black out with more than 3 layers. Anyways, I am still pleased with it.

    Thanks everyone!

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  • Playing around with alcohol markers and color pencils. I really like the textures. Also drawing faces from imagination is hard. 0_1546784197959_IMG_20190106_091245_458.jpg

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    From yesterday and today. Bought the Art of SOLO, drew a chewbacca. The other two were a prompt from Instagram.

  • Nice stuff! I am working on my worldbuilding project 🙂

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    I am going to completely revamp my portfolio this year. @smceccarelli has inspired me to try. I have a few artists that I have consistently loved throughout my life and that I have always wanted to emulate. But to do that I need to do some master copies. Something I have always been too arrogant to consider (dumb move on my part) I’m starting with James C. Christensen. This is a copy of the very first painting that I ever saw of Christensen’s. I’m only doing pencil copies. I like the textures and fabrics and design and am aiming to apply those aspects in this years portfolio.

  • Started up doing #TimerTuesdays from Paint Table. Did two last year but instead of quick studies I absolutely had to complete them pushing the 60 minutes deadline to 300 minutes. So this year I am sticking to the 60 minute mark and focusing on learning than getting it to look just right. I couldn't find #1-2 so I started with #3. It's on YouTube if anyone is interested.

    I learned the following in Photoshop CS6:

    1. Found the Brush Blender (but still have trouble blending with white -it bleeds through easily).
    2. Tried textured brushes and changing their dimensions to suit what I want to create.
    3. Happy with the bottom clouds.
    4. Drawing with Laso creates nice crisp lines.
    5. Roughly got the colours right (didn't use the tear drop tool).

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    Thanks guys 🙂 Have a nice day!!!
    p.s. If you couldn't tell I like the landscape more that the main subject. Just edited and did my 2nd try this morning. I got the boat in this time, a bit lols.

  • Throwing together an example of a children's book for my students. We are making 24 page books in my class, I'm using characters ive been drawing🤗0_1547240806847_IMG_20190111_085530_529.jpg

  • I am also working on a short comic story idea. Roughly though.


    Also, my art for the BIG art contest : D

  • SVS OG

    So just to mix things up, I am taking some courses specific to licensing this year on Make Art that Sells. One of our first assignments was to design something suitable for kitchen fabric market plus coordinates. My mind always wants to go for a joke hence the little vignettes of wacky characters. I held back on some of my crazier ideas though 😬0_1547311968223_808757BE-085E-4100-A463-5FD663CC8F4D.jpeg

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    An ad for my friend's music

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    Meditating about my goals for the year ahead, and finishing has become a theme. So, I ended up making this to remind and inspire me. Finish folding the laundry. Finish reading those books. Finish the thank you notes. Finish some visual stories.

    (It's amusing to me that the words are like a quarter inch or so too low; I finished it, but it's definitely not perfect)

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  • I love the virtual studio idea!

    Here's a link to what I'm currently working on. It's a graphic novel to raise awareness about sex trafficking. I would appreciate any comments or thoughts.

    I appreciate any comments or thoughts.


    Thanks everyone and keep on creating!

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/exodusillustration/

  • SVS OG

    My friend asked my to paint some olive leaves for some flyers for a conference. Here’s the start. I’ll probably do a wreath and some single branches too. That way they can use what they need depending if it’s the poster or the handout.

  • @dvandegriend A look at a page of my graphic novel.
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  • SVS OG

    Moving from bats to snails. I had a snow day so I spent the day doing research, sketches, and this model for the next picture I want to do featuring a snail.

  • SVS OG

    This started out as a draw 50 things challenge for myself but wanted to connect the story with two other pieces. And to actually finish an idea I had rolling around in my head. So these are: A boy who loves giraffes and aviation, placed in a 1960’s era home watching the launch, then going to sleep upstairs to dream of traveling wonderment. Made digitally with Procreate. I’ll try to post in here more, because 2019 is new and there are more illustrations to do! Onward!

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