Hello! Do I belong here?



  • Hi @Daisy-Muradyan I'm also not currently on a children's book path and would love to make my own comic book. This forum is a melting pot for art.



  • Hello Daisy! I'm in the same boat but have felt at home here! I started SVS for the inking classes and found many more that apply to comic and graphic novel illustration. Maybe we can start an ongoing forum for the people interested in this catagory?


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    Yes! Welcome back. 👍😃



  • Hey @Daisy-Muradyan welcome back! I too am not necessarily interested in Childrens books illustration... to be honest I'm not totally sure where I fit in, but so far I've found that it's really nice just to be around other artists, and most of the principles apply no matter who you're making art for.



  • Thanks everyone! 🙂
    And I didn't know there was a comic book class here! 😮



  • I dont think you need another person to tell you that you totes belong here! But welcome back anyway!



  • I really like your study from Miyazaki! Nicely done. I too feel like this isn't exactly the place I "belong" at least in terms of my primary industry (greeting cards). But I think this is just a misconception based on some things I hear in the podcast. It's certainly most tailored for picture book illustrators.

    I discovered SVS while illustrating my first children's picture book for a client, and it helped me so much that even though I'm not currently illustrating books, SVS is a great place to grow as an artist and learn more about the business angle too. I may someday illustrate another book or use illustrations in greeting cards, too, so the applications of these skills are endless. 🙂



  • @Amanda-Bancroft yes! I think I understand you. This feels like a great place, but I'm concerned it's not "for me" since I'm not doing children's books. But I'm sure there are great principles here that can be applied in many art-related areas, so I'm gonna stick around and see 🙂



  • Welcome back @Daisy of course you do! The more variety of artists the more things to share! 😊💡🎨🖌



  • @Daisy this forum is good for anyone who practices art. I am primarily an art teacher and I use all that I am learning to help my students with their own art. The forum also gives me like minded people who encourage me and challenge me in my art which up until recently did not include any children's illustrations. I did portraits and dabbled in comic book art and novel writing. Even so, it was a big help because art principles apply across all the genres of art.


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