decided to be on the ball and enter early! I'm a bit confused on what size the image should be though..........?I know there was a post a while back but I can't find it now.
Former horseback riding instructor followed by pediatric occupational therapist now artist/illustrator!
Making myself a bit crazy with last minute changes so I am posting so I can go have a life lol!
@ruth , your characters are too freaking cute!
I wanted to combine adding a portfolio piece that used one of my previous characters with the contest this month, so here is the return of my little mouse from the Nightfall contest in February. I started sketching this mouse character last September for the inktober prompt ring.
Have a great day everyone.
I polished an illustration I did last fall now that I understand photoshop a bit better ! Getting ready to have a website going
also was working on losing the linework a bit. I'm not very good at linework and I like working on edges so am learning to lean into that a little
calling it done and moving on
Seems like lots of submissions! Awesome work everyone. It seemed like a slow start on entries earlier this month but everyone came..well.....”together” haha (sorry lol)
Mine is my romantic view and tribute to my husband and I (albeit a younger version of us!), as well as all couples who set out on the adventure of being together!
Art drop sounds fun. I wasn’t aware of it and I live in the boonies lol, so maybe a squirrel might find it haha. Have fun with yours.
I’m working on doing a sketch everyday I. September ( too many days I don’t actually draw). Upping my game at being regular about drawing.
@Matthew-Oberdier @Lee-White I started doing part-time/casual work as a letter carrier last year, I just turn down work when too busy, and otherwise I’m outside getting loads of fresh air and exercise , a great contrast to sitting inside doing artwork
This is SUPER cool! I looked around your exhibit, really awesome! Thanks for sharing
@xin-li thanks so much . I did book a picture book dummy consult with Shawna Tenney, it’s next week. I’m so excited! I did her course here at svs last year too. She seemed to me to be a very good communicator!
Thanks for the reply, the more we share, the more we all benefit, so it’s very much appreciated!
Thanks peeps! Some good ideas! I do have a great critique group but hadn’t shared anything there yet . Getting around to that this weekend. I guess I was wanting something that would push me really past boundaries etc from someone who’d been in the biz for a while in addition to the critique group. I’m a bit torn on whether to share in a public forum yet (obviously would talk to author about that first).
Thanks for the insights!
I’m working on illustrating a book that I’ve been hired to do. I thumbnailed out the entire book - took forever - now I’m not overly happy with all of the thumbs - a few a re singing to me but others need work.
It’s a self-published book , so no art department to bounce ideas off or anything lol.
Does anyone know of anywhere that might do this sort of thing? I emailed The Illustration Department just yesterday. That’s the only place I know of to start. I’m a little discerning and not just jumping for help from anyone either - has to be someone with some experience in the area and some good skills. I just don’t know where to start looking.
I really want to rock the illustrations on my first book!
Thanks so much if you have any ideas
Hey Vanessa, I’m just brainstorming ideas for you...... I bet loads of people go to YouTube and search up their big overall dream, ie “hoe to illustrate a children’s book” or “ how to publish a children’s book” etc so anything in keeping with that theme probably racks up the views!
I have also been hearing about NFTs every time I turn on the radio it seems lol. I don’t know if that’s a topic. I actually could be way off base because I know very little other than I heard about them on radio and they’re digital art lol.