Our SVS Virtual Studio December ๐ŸŽ 2019


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    Hello Illustrators! Itโ€™s December! The end of the year reflecting begins.

    WE INTERRUPT WITH A BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENT
    Before we get started sharing what we are currently working on, please share what was your favorite piece that you worked on this year and why was it your favorite?

    NOW BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED SHARING๐Ÿ˜œ
    Imagine you are walking through a studio silently looking over peopleโ€™s shoulders at their work. This is NOT a place for critiques. You may applaud, encourage, ooh and ah only.

    What is everyone working on this month? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    Imagine you are walking through a studio silently looking over peopleโ€™s shoulders at their work. This is NOT a place for critiques. You may applaud, encourage, ooh and ah only.



  • The elephants ALWAYS return.

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  • SVS OG

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    After a year working on the cintiq my style is changing and is at a crossroad.


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    After considering the work that I did this year I think this one was my most favorite to work on. It was part of a 2 painting colab project with @kaitlinmakes. I like the stylization of the raboons๐Ÿ˜œ and the trees, the light and shadow. I don't know if this is my strongest piece, but I had the most fun creating it.


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    I think my favorite piece this year was part of a personal project I worked on--a simple creepy crow I named Brachyos (which is a derivative of the latin genus for American Crows--corvus brachyrhyncos). I enjoyed the little frame and the blurred background because I felt it gave it depth, and individualized mystical floating crowns and seals were present in all the pieces in the series... This was the first time a drawing felt "automatic" to me... Like I could get out of the way and just let it happen... There was no pressure, no thinking, no overwrought overworking... It felt like it just flowed out of me. I really really really liked that feeling and I want to experience it again... It's probably not the best thing I did all year, but it's the piece that felt the most natural, the most effortless, the most organically whole to me.

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    But up until this very week my teaching job flat out completely overwhelmed my capacity to focus any of my attention toward my drawing for far too long. I am desperately stretching to get back into the groove and just doodling so I can create something--anything--and reconnect with that "zen channel" that makes everything else but the act of drawing blissfully recede into background noise. So this little ditty is what I made today--a little reacquainting to my iPad and Procreate and feeling that stylus in my hand at that particular angle while making my hand and wrist and arm move again. It felt really really good. And it's not much, but it's a door to more. And my relief is palpable.

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