Our SVS Virtual Studio 🍎 SEPTEMBER 2019



  • @ambiirae thanks, perspective always confuses me but this my year to make progress 🙃



  • I'm working on developing a more cartoony art style; I'm thinking about creating illustrations/greeting cards with it possibly! Not sure if I should add a higher level of detail to it or not though, heh.
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  • I think I am done. I know there are some lighting issues but for right now I'm done. IMG_20190904_102513_839.jpg


  • SVS OG

    I was working on my How to Ink homework and began to notice how many things in my art studio reflect SVS’s influence. Here’s a photo.

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  • @demotlj Ooo, how fun! I love seeing work-spaces.



  • @jwing
    I really love the fox and gnome(?) As well as the alien hunter illustrations. I want to know more about the aliens that that dog hunts! Great job!



  • My husband wants me to design a skeleton guy for him, which made me lol because I usually draw cute stuff.

    It made me realize that for most of the human form I draw a bit of a skeleton anyway, but to draw skeleton hands I had to draw finished hands and work backwards.

    This is a first pass for a more complete figure. I did a bunch of skulls and he picked what he liked best. Then he'll comment on this and we'll go from there.

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  • I am working on some sequential pieces. I posted about them in the artwork section of the forum. Here is one of them.IMG_4211.jpg



  • Working on drawing mice with ball point pens. I realize this is quickly turning into a draw 50 things challenge. BTW deer mice are adorable. 20190910_182227.jpg


  • SVS OG

    @chrisaakins Deer mice are adorable and unfortunately, they are what usually get into my house in the winter making trapping them a very sad job. It's easier to kill ugly mice. Your drawings continue to look great.



  • @demotlj I confess I let the one invading my kitchen go because it was too cute.



  • So I have been working on the same sort of style as my August Superstition work in the following Dinosaur, Cat Laser, Star Trek Discovery work. I will share both. 🙂 Please do let me know if you like this style, I do which is important, thanks.

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  • @Heather-Boyd I think the style is working and you should keep exploring it, because you're really onto something. It feels contemporary, but also with your own unique spin on it. A good combo to have.

    I'm trying to pick back up with the Light and Color class I started a couple of months ago. Here's a study from life in diffused and direct light.

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  • @TessaW

    Thank you for your kindness.


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    I had a breakthrough today! But I can’t show it unfortunately, because it’s for a contest with a blind judging and it’s against the rules to share it😝 which sucks because I’m so happy. Lol.
    Anyway, so I’m drawing people. I can draw people but it takes me a very long time and I struggle and redraw and redraw and it’s sooo frustrating. In this project there are A LOT of people that I have to draw and at the rate I’m going I will not make the deadline. So I was in a very high state of frustration and anxiety yesterday. Last night I got on svs learn and searched for any class that could throw me a lifeline of help. I searched under characters and picked the Posing Characters class. It was EXACTLY what I needed. I applied what I learned to a couple of my people drawings today and WOW what a difference. Beans. Who would’ve thunk it.
    I have before and after pics and process vids that I will share after the contest is over in November.
    I just want to say thank you to @Will-Terry and @Jake-Parker for passing on your knowledge. You saved me today.
    SVS RULES! 😃❤


  • SVS OG

    @burvantill Ooo, yes, I’d love to see before/after and see the difference that an SVS class made! Looking forward to it, so be sure to share.


  • SVS OG

    Trying to get back into some traditional art. Warm up from todayOne bad pig.png



  • Been awhile since I've been on the forum. I've missed my SVS friends! I'm excited to share with all of you that I will be doing my first gallery show in October!! (Granted it's not my illustration work... it's abstract alcohol ink, so it's a totally different thing but I'm excited about it!) chatbook sea blue ink sm.jpg

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    Anyway I took a break from gallery work to illustrate some jokes in a new style. Thought I'd pop on and share. Hopefully I'll be able to be more present and contribute to discussions soon.

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  • SVS Team SVS OG

    @artwithashley best of luck with your gallery show. I love seeing your process videos on Instagram for the alcohol paintings.



  • I'm tryin' to use brighter colour palettes. My instincts are to go super dark, so I need to learn to, well, not do that 🙂

    This turned into a very Canadian nosepicker 😆

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