New to SVS! Hello!

  • Hello all!

    I'm so excited to get going with SVS Learn, I'm already eating up the business lectures.

    My name is Elinore Eaton, and I'm a professional illustrator, but very much at the beginning of my career, and looking to level up both professionally and technically. I began my career over 12 years ago as an art director and graphic designer in advertising, and have been pivoting into full time illustration over the last couple of years.

    My most recent project is a 44 illustration oracle deck, set to be published towards the end of this year. I will be literally painting the last few illustrations next week. So, because I'm working with a publishing company, and keeping the art for the whole thing mostly a secret so far, I haven't been able to share the bulk of what I've been working on over the last year in my portfolio or elsewhere. So, in the meantime, I need to develop my brand, create some great products, and get some awesome client work!

    I've been really taken by the 3 Point Perspective podcast, and finally decided to join the community, since I've decided to fully embrace illustration as my lifelong profession.

    I am really inspired by symbolism, visionary, myth, folklore, and fairytale illustration with high emotional and conceptual impact. My main goal right now is really to get professional work (good work), so I'll be going through all of the business material first, and see where I go next. Not sure if I need an agent, go directly to some publishers, build a shop on my website, apply for art fairs and illustration contests, and/or just focus on a personal product/project, so am hoping some of the material here will help clear those things up.

    Looking forward to joining you all on your journey, and sharing mine with you!

    My website is
    I am @elinoreeatonart on all social media, and am currently most active on Instagram

    I work mainly in watercolor and digital painting. Here is a taste of some of the work I do!

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  • Welcome! Very nice paintings!

  • @Elinore-Eaton

    Hi!!! and Welcome. First off love love your second last digital environment water work -I was wowed -colours, movement, and brushstrokes -really has created a impact on me. πŸ™‚ I am happy you have joined up, hope to see you around.

  • Pro SVS OG

    Welcome, Your first image is stunning! Welcome I can't wait to see more of your work!

  • Hi @Elinore-Eaton, and welcome to the forum! Your work is gorgeous.

    You're right about the business course on SVSLearn - there is a wealth of knowledge in there. I'd come around to taking it only after a long episode of struggling with my portfolio, and gleaned lots from it. It would be necessary for me to revisit it and attempt to digest the information over and over again, I think. XD

    I look forward to seeing more of your work on this forum!

  • Welcome here, You have wonderful work, very strong.

  • Moderator

    Welcome to the forums @Elinore-Eaton ! Make sure you use the search feature at some point--the forums sometimes have hidden gems of awesome advice or resources that get buried quickly. You'll find the folks here are very supportive, and can offer great constructive criticism if you're looking for it. There's a special tag you can use if you're looking for "unfiltered" responses, but these forums are blissfully free of most "haters" and "trolls".

    Your work is lovely!! I hope you get a lot out of the business side of things in the classes! There's so much useful advice there. There's a posting category for "Class Homework" (all the way at the bottom of the drop down menu when you start a new thread) if you'd like to share! Welcome!!

  • Thank you for the warm welcome and lovely comments, all! You guys are great!

  • @Elinore-Eaton beautiful work. Welcome to the forums. It is always great to have more voices here!

  • Welcome! Love your paintings, the sea in the 2nd to last one you posted is incredible πŸ™‚

  • Welcome! Love the dream like feel of your art!

  • Moderator

    Welcome! Lovely work, I can't wait to see more. πŸ™‚

  • Moderator

    Welcome! I like your work! πŸ‘

  • SVS OG

    Hi Elinore! Welcome!

  • SVS OG

    Hello and welcome to SVS! Wow! I absolutely love your two digital paintings!! The colours are amazing. Well done! I can't wait to see more of your work on the forum πŸ˜ƒ

  • Hey there, welcome to the forum. I love the ethereal quality of your work. Can’t wait to see more of your stuff πŸ™‚

  • Awww, you guys are the best! Thank you for the warm welcome and beautiful observations and compliments <3.

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