I'm Anna- a nerdy, Harry Potter obsessed, animal loving, clumsy, hard working plant mother and book enthusiast.
Since I plan on teaching more on SVS, I thought it would be a good time to tell you guys a bit about who I am!
I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I attended the Art Institute of Portland where I got the privilege of learning from both @Lee-White and @davidhohn (Hey guys! Thanks for being amazing!)
After graduating I worked as a concept artist for mobile games while creating personal work in every spare moment. The first class that I taught at SVS was the painting process for this piece-
I fell into the habit of painting fantasy portraits around that time. I didn't know exactly where I fit into the art world, so I just kept going with what I knew I could handle (and was popular online).
Painting these was a lot of fun, but I felt a lack of momentum in my career.
I started to take small steps toward children's publishing by creating spot illustrations, hoping that it would move me in the right direction.
After almost 5 years in the game industry, I applied to the Adobe Creative Residency and magically got accepted!
The Residency began in May of last year, and it feels like a lifetime ago. Lee has been mentoring me through transition into becoming a children's book author/illustrator.
This summer I'll be teaching a 9 week live course on character design here on SVS!
I can't wait to work closely with more artists and create some amazing characters. It's gonna be a lot of work and a lot of fun!
I'm always thinking of new ideas for classes, but I'd love to hear what you guys would like to see as well!
Whew! Thanks for reading all that.
I would love to get to know you guys better and become one with the forums, so please tell me something about yourself in the comments!
Have a great day!