The Moment Before...
Summer school, summer vacation gone wrong in the life of an adolescent. (Sorry for the repost, first was too large)
Here is my exercise 7. I did 3 again to try and get some variety. I also find I start to grasp more and loosen up by the third time around.
My year at SVS has come to an end, and I have decided it’s time to move on. This forum has been so supportive and such a great experience, so I just wanted to make one final post to say thank you to everyone for all of the advice, feedback and support. You guys have been amazing, and it has been really great meeting all of you. I will still be posting my work on Instagram, and following many of your artistic journeys as well! Big thanks to @Braden-Hallett @Aleksey @Chip-Valecek @BichonBistro @chrisaakins @Heather-Boyd for your part in making the forum a great experience!
Here is my subjective master study, I worked my butt off on this one! I really love this environment, so I decided to challenge myself and go pretty detailed. Out of habit I started sketching in an orange pencil, so I just stuck with it and did my values with it too.
Here is my holiday illustration. Hoping to clean up my work and refine my style in the new year!
Found this book at the library last night. It is a little beat up, but has some great supplemental information and exercises! I'm definitely a book person, and I have realized that in order to learn effectively I am going to need supplemental material to read on a regular basis.
I am beginning to get more pen control, yay!
Here is my Exercise 4. I was drawn to this thumbnail because it is outside what I would usually do...loose and not overly structural. I am finding that I feel more relaxed working on things that are more stylized and less structural, but it still feels strange.
Textures!!! Round 1
I am really loving this section. It feels like things are finally starting to come together and all of the daily exercises are paying off! Thank you again @Braden-Hallett for putting this together. The two classes that I feel like I have learned the most from are the ones that you organized on the forum. It makes me realize how much I need structure, daily drawing, and assignments. I see the light at the end of the tunnel, BIG thanks
@Braden-Hallett @Chip-Valecek @Aleksey @burvantill Thanks everyone! Initially I was thinking the same thing about not having to leave the forum, but I have started with another school (that also has a student collaboration tool) and I felt like this forum was specifically for SVS students. So yes I am still doing art, I have just changed direction a little. I feel like this next step is the right one for me, and that it would be best to jump in with both feet rather than keeping one foot here in the SVS forum...@Aleksey you are better at people-logy than you thought :), but maybe I can still poke my head in once in awhile like you suggested.
When I started here last year I thought I might be crazy for trying to pursue illustration, I had quite a bit of doubt to work through and really felt out of my element. This forum helped change that feeling and I would never give up that experience. Very thankful