Hello SVS! I finally treated myself to a subscription for Christmas this year and have been lurking around in the classes and the forums. I'm super excited to get involved in the community and really get my hands dirty with illustration this year.
My biggest goal with illustration is to be able to do it full time from my home - right now I'm looking at both freelancing and doing children's books (a long time dream of mine) and to participate in the local and international communities through local conventions, social media, and a YouTube and Twitch page.
Here's a piece I've done recently (also my avatar - I think I will keep it as my avatar across sites for the moment until I have the time to get some more branding done). I'd love to know how I could make it better!
Also - I recently got a scanner and am excited to use nice, high res scans of my work both for online and for printmaking, but I"m finding that the scanner keeps blowing things out - especially my watercolors. Is there a way around this? I've touched this one up in photoshop, but I feel like I can't get the right balance - I feel like the darks end up way too saturated by the time I've gotten the lights balanced.
Anyway, I'm super excited to be here and can't wait to meet everyone! I've gone through Jake's How to Draw Everything and his Inking class and I think I'll get into the Creative Composition class next.