Who is this Anna Daviscourt person?
It sounds like your pets are ready to have a book about them! -The Legend of Storm Kicker!-
Isn't it the best having a partner that can critique your work? My husband is a character designer for animation and gives me the best input whenever I need it, so we're both really lucky!
Thank you so much, Laurie - you're way too kind!
I love that you're so engaged with everything going on here.
We're on opposite sides of the country, but I definitely feel that winter slog. The days are getting warmer here and I feel like life is finally starting again!
I'm really looking forward to the class and definitely want to keep teaching!
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Hello Anna, I am Heather. I have been here for a year and have learn so much but I struggle with not just finding a style but also focusing on what route I want to take. I am finishing up Creative Composition 01 and will move into the Enviroment Design class because landscape and environments have always held a place with me. Though I am not certain what route other than concept art there is for landscape and enviroment - not that I am opposed entirely to it - will require more than I can give to it. Anyways I love your colours in your work - very striking! Oh and I haven’t taken any of your classes yet.
Hi Anna, great to have you on board at SVS. Can't wait to see your interactive classes! : )
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@AnnaDaviscourt I'm trying to think how many kinds of animals I've had lol. turtles, hamsters, all kinds of fish (guppies used to have tons of babies which was exciting!), horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, goats,budgie, I even used to bring home mosquito larvae from ponds lol!!! (I didn't know what they were, I thought they were tadpoles lol!!!). oh also the sea monkeys who used to eat each other. omg, anyhow MOST of my pets were cute ha ha. My pony Dolly I got when I was 12 and had her until she died when I turned 39 (10 years ago so now I am dated lol) , she was 7 when I got her and lived to be 34. I was with her when she died Which was very sad but I wanted to be with her and tell her I loved her. She was the absolute sweetest little thing ever and I would have done anything for her. sigh
Anyhow my house was Ravenclaw but I only took the test once And my patronus was a cat of some sort, I forget exactly what kind. I watched part of your youtube on painting animals and am going to try doing some little characters too....I am really new to photoshop so I thought some little spot pieces might be a more reasonable start than what I have been trying. I looked up your Harry Potter covers and they're AWESOME! I LOVe the one with the kids under the cloak especially
looking forward to more of your videos and your book update
Check it out, we're on SVS! Cross platform friendship, that's what this internet life is all about!
Haha, I'm a southern belle in disguise!
Thanks for joining the Twitch crew, Laura! I'll definitely make it to Italy someday, and the same goes to you if you're in Portland.
@davidhohn David!! Thank you so much, that means a lot!
@demotlj We're in the same boat. I'm also 61 and making books but not planning to be professional at this point. I have a daughter and three sons. 32, 29, almost 27 and almost 25.
I haven't seen your older class yet. I have been on the forums quite a while now. I have finished 3 books but am not a professional. I just self publish and print in small quantities. I work traditionally because the tech stuff overwhelms me but, maybe some day I will pause and try again. I am old. 61 years old, 4 kids and one cute grandson who is 5 years old. I am behin don my classes here-working through figure drawind and perspective especially. my husbanf and I live in a 5th wheel and travel and sometimes I can't watch classes or I use up too much bandwidth...or something like that. Hopefully I will have a chance to see your class down the line! I love to try and come up with characters so, it would be a lot of fun for me. I'm always learning new thingd here
Maybe one day I'll make it to Portland again, but it has been years and right now it's all I can do to get to the nearer side of the US and visit my family. I can't complain too much, though, because I live in a lovely place!
That's a great skill to hone! There are some tricks that animators use to map out proportions and features. It's really hard to just wing it and for the character to look the same all the time!
I think everyone feels the pull of different styles and work at some point. I think you should follow what you love the most and keep doing what you're doing! There are more and more artists creating their own market these days, so you never know where you'll find your place in the long run.
It's all thanks to you!
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@AnnaDaviscourt Thanks for taking the time to do such a lovely introduction. I enjoy your work-and starting checking it out after Lee's shout-out. I'm interested in your character class--I think it might be a good fit for me this summer. I'm pretty new to this, leaning more toward comics than children's illustration-do you think the class would be applicable beyond children's illustrations?
Like you, I have dog-envy! My household isn't on board (yet!) and a person doesn't acquire a dog, the whole house does. We have 2 mature Bengal cats-which are a little like dogs but I would like some unconditional love on my timeline!
Like @demotlj (and my cats)-I'm mature in years. Improving my drawing and figuring out what I WANT to draw are the passions I'm cultivating as I edge toward retirement.
I'll check out your current class and what else you've got posted on the 'net.