@Deborah-Cantlon-Lambson, agree 100%!
Keep it authentic gents and let the conversation flow organically. Listening in makes me feel like I’m right there in the studio during the real-time conversation.
@xin-li , definitely agree with you! Nick’s passion for picture books is like ink bleeding through my radio. Would be such an honor to one day be interviewed on his podcast.
@Meta , it’s a great piece; however, I think we need more context to understand the audience.
For example, if the audience is children’s literature in the US, it is probably considered taboo and could be viewed as controversial.
However, similar audience in France maybe not so much.
If it were me, and for kids, I would cover her nipples with a necklace or something to just avoid potential issues all together. The same story message and art form comes through clearly with or without coverup.
Maybe ask yourself, what would Disney animators do for a film?
Just my thoughts.
@Elena-Marengoni, these look pretty cool! Agree with other input already stated; however, also noticed in the 2nd panel the plant stem looks like the cat’s tail.
You might consider moving the cat between the plant.
Also, the attic kinda looked like a bedroom because the dresser, but then I noticed the spiderweb. Maybe replace the dresser with storage boxes?
Great work nonetheless!
Hi all, Happy Thanksgiving!
Just wondering, does anyone else copy covers for practice? I enjoy it as somewhat a master copy, but I find little things (nuggets) I learn along the way. Here’s a cover I copied from a Sophie the Mouse Book (my daughter let me borrow). It took me 2.5hrs. Wondering if that timing is consistent with the group?
I’m thinking of redrawing covers from my favorite children’s books as practice.
This small story came to me impromptu style while giving my daughter a make believe bed time story. I laughed and pictured some wonderful illustrations in my head. Maybe a few folks here would like to do a sketch for the short story. Here it is!
“Mary and the Yellow Cherry
There once was a young girl named Mary.
The other kids said she looked scary.
For its only when she bites the yellow cherry,
She becomes something quite hairy.
Embarrassed, she returns home via the ferry.
She cried to her father Terry,
Oh father, why aren’t you hairy?
Why because you’re like your grandfather Larry,
Who covers in fur with a single bite of the sweet yellow cherry.
No need to be wary,
You’re beautiful just the way you are, my dear Mary.“
Hi @nkdrawings great post!
Definitely grateful for this community, the entire SVS team, the SVS podcast, the ability to continue learning and take courses here on SVS to further sharpen my saw, and finally - following my passion of illustration and creating stories. It doesn't pay the bills, but it certainly serves me well. Although I don't have much free time due to full-time career in non-art related field and having a family to raise, I fill any available free time with the following (4) major categories:
I'm grateful to have the opportunity to take care of my mind, my body, my family, and just having this intrinsic drive for constant betterment through the beginner's mind.
Recommended reading: The Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck
PS. Just for fun, here's a quick drawing I did during a camping trip in October (warning - fan art). We had s'mores too!