Our SVS Virtual Studio APRIL 2020🐰

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    March was full of mice and from looking at my IG feed it looks like April is all RABBIT! Who here is working on something with a rabbit?
    🎢Here comes Peter Cottontail hoppin' down the bunny trail, Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's waaaaay! πŸŽΆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ [sorry for the excessive giddiness. I'm having a good day. 😁]

    What is everyone working on this month? πŸ˜ƒ

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

  • I have no idea what I'm doing - but this is the WIP at the moment. Trying to incorporate Will Terry's coloring tutorial, but I missed the first part. Yikes - need to make time to watch it!


  • Playing with thumbnail ideas for angels awatching over the world.

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    WIP Kingfisher digital art practice.

  • @SunnySommerset these birds are so cute!!

  • I’m participating in the #monochromemonth2020 challenge on Instagram by @ruthhammondillustration

    It has 15 prompts, one monochrome illustration for every other day. Since I never seem to complete any challenge, I’ve decided to connect all the prompts and make a story out of it just to motivate myself to follow through with it till the end.

    It’ll also be a good practice for value study and drawing a character in different scenes.

    I posted the first one yesterday on my Instagram for the prompt β€œA FUNNY HAT”.


    I also did a scribbly story boarding just to make sure I was able to connect all the prompts somewhat sensibly and it’s not all just whack πŸ˜…


  • @carlianne thanks!!

  • @Neha-Rawat this is so cute . Looking forward to seeing the rest of your drawings this month!

  • Playing around with an angel. Still rough and in progress. No big plans for this , just having fun. Eventually she’ll be cradling the earth. I am going to try to keep this simple and childlike.


  • Lately I've been working on a children's book idea that I had planned out as my final major project for college. As it won't be considered toward my final grade anymore, I've chosen to make it a personal project to practice the process of illustrating and writing a children's book!! ❀

    Lulu & Beans 1

    Lulu & Beans 2

    Lulu & Beans 3

    Concept sheets

  • Hi everyone πŸ™‚ I'm taking part in the instagram challenge #aprillustration and have done two so far. I did my 50 thumbnails for both and am pleased with the results so far. I did both pieces on my ipad which I don't normally use. Hope you are all well and staying sane! xx PS: The first prompt was Plant and the second The Princess and the Pea

    plant.jpg princess and pea.jpg


  • Hi All. I've just completed a logo design for a free competition on FB. Hit The Ambulance Gamers originated as a way to thank our NHS ambulance staff for all the work they do by leaving them treats on their vehicles. I went 'old-school' on this one, using my old tools of the trade and Promarkers to hand-render the logo.HTAG-Final-Logo.jpg HTAG-sketches.jpg

  • Oh goodness me. Am I out of my pen again? Many apologies.


  • Working through the prop design class. Here is my first lamp design:
    BTW I would buy this lamp in a heartbeat.

  • I've been making a lot of new brushes. In the past I had adapted quite a few brushes from other artists, so I figured one big step I could take is create a whole set of my own.

    Here's one of the first ones playing with some of those new textures. I'm not super comfortable with it yet, but I like how some of them are starting to feel.

    I'm basically just doing a piece, then adjusting the brushes, then doing the next piece, etc. The hope is that in a few more images I'll be able to dial them in.


  • My wife said the first lamp looked a little bit...anatomical...so I changed it up a little. I like it even better. In my imagination, it would light up below with one tug, above with two tugs and both with three. Brushed nickel base with a hematite and glass shade.

  • Played again with my angel this evening. Tomorrow I might wake up and be horrified at this but I’m plunking it here and resting my eyes overnight. 😜


  • Reimagined Goldilocks for 2020. Just a fun personal project after a chat with some coworkers gave me the idea.


  • Amazing @jdubz!

  • Did a tribute piece on behalf of Tomie DePaola recently passing.

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