This is my yeti and my first ever contest entry! My yeti is based on the Buddhist monks who live in the Himalayas. He has 6 hands for climbing and acrobatics.
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Hello to the Forum!
Hi! I'm Jules! I'm not new to SVS, I'm actually on my third year. I just started watching all of these new zoom meetings since Covid and they have convinced me to use the forums. People I have met have been super awesome, and I'm really glad I get to be a part of this! I am a high school student, and if I'm being honest, am terrified to get critiques or show my work to really incredible people! But I am really grateful for this opportunity to get help and encouragement, and can't wait to get started. I love art and animation, and I hope to go into it someday! I love character design, though I am not particularly good at it and it remains very challenging. Here's some of my stuff to finish out my intro! It's all kinda old, but it's all I have for now:
2020 (First digitally done character, and 10th digital thing ever)
2018 dry pastel
2019 Colored Pencil
2018 alchol marker
2019 first photoshop project
2019 drafting pencil
That's it for now!! Some of these are old, and some of these are new, but they are some highlights from the past couple of years. I hope to have more soon, I'm working on a gallery wall in my room right now, and it's taking a lot of my svs knowledge to do it!!
Costume Design Class
I have been doing SVS for about 2 years now and noticed that you guys have a class on Styilizing characters, but nothing about outfitting a character. It would be really great to see how you use the costume to add to the characters depth and personality. I would also love to see your methods for making a costume based on what time period or place a character is from. Really just to teach anything there is to know, or need to know about costumes would be awesome.
Thanks for considering
RE: Inktober Book Plagerism Accusations
I want to say a quick thank you to Jake for all of his amazing classes here on SVS and all of the awesome videos on his YouTube channel. They really have gotten me through some low confidence moments and they have improved my skills immensely! I love Inktober and I’m so grateful that he started it! This will be my third year and I am a junior in high school. I loved his robotics and Machinery class and his creative environment design class. I don’t think I’ve ever improved as much in my drawing skills as I did when I took his How to Draw Everything class and his Drawing Animals class. Jake is a genuine person who wants to help artists, and it makes me sad that this has happened. I am very excited for Inktober this year and I hope that all can get sorted out.
Thank you so much for all you’ve done Jake! Hang in there!
Hi! I've been working on the stylizing character class and on my own characters and I have really been struggling with costume design. Could you make a class on character design and how to make it fit with the time period, fit the personality of the character, and show the emotion and symbolism, and all that complicated stuff? This would be SUCH a lifesaver!!!
Designing fictional Creatures
This is my second year at SVS and I cannot tell you how wonderful all of these classes are!!! I am wondering if there is a possibility that we could do a class and discussion about how to do creatures and everyone's creative process for that.
Seeking Critique on a concept piece
I’m working on a piece for my AP art project/short film (you can view more about that on the forum under HELP please ). This is just a mock up of the final. The pieces hanging up in the background will all be drawn illustrations , and the ones behind are master copies. As far as light and shadow. I'm not sure if the shadows and light should be the yellow and purple tint or if I should take the darker / warmer versions of each object's original color. All advice is welcome,
HELP! (Please 😫)
So this a school project for AP Art. Here’s a little background on it:
My project is... an “Art of...” book based off my own short film.
My short film in one sentence: Man has fallen out of love with his art until it (his art) reminds him who he is and the progress he’s made.
The plot in a short paragraph: he draws lots of traditional art, sends his portfolio into a traditional Art academy, is rejected. He breaks down and has a flash back of when he was a little boy drawing creative things and feeling very happy. He comes back to himself and begins to draw furiously. After time has obviously passed he has created many inspiring illustrations and heads off to a publishing company with them. They accept his work!
Help: so I definitely don’t have everything figured out, but right now I am specifically working on my main character. There is the version of him before he changes, the one after he changes, and the one of him as a little boy. Characters are a very weak point for me in illustration. All of the sketches I have are super, SUPER rough and they don’t have the feeling I want so I am just looking for any tips: anything you like, hate, hate, love, what you want to see, what could be improved, etc. I have a list of the character traits for each “version” of my character.
RE: Who's doing Inktober 2020, and what are your plans?
Are you going to do one large piece, or multiple/daily pieces?
Will you be sticking to the prompt list?
Will you be planning/sketching ahead of time, or will you be winging it daily (I think both approaches have their value, depending on your immediate goals)?
What is the main thing you want to take away from the experience (practice, project, increased exposure, etc.)?
- I’m not sure if I’m going to do a big piece or not, but I think I want to do characters because that is what I am trying to improve on right now.
- I really wanted to take September to sketch out daily, but I haven’t gotten the chance to do so because I have family in town. I think on some of them I might sketch ahead, and some of them I might just wing it. I also want to post on social media and put myself out there, even if I am not confident about my inked final. I’m always scared to share my work so I want to conquer that. I might not post everyday because I might not be able to get one done everyday, but I’m going to try!
- I want to get better at creating characters and using a brush pen. I have a hard time not going too thick when I’m using them. I also really love inking robots so I’m sure I’ll have some of those.
RE: HELP! (Please 😫)
@Lovsey Wow that was amazing!! You are very spot on so far about my character. I imagine him tall and lanky and maybe a little bit clumsy until he learns to let go of his fears. I want him to have big hands because I think hands are such an important part of an artist and I want that to be a big focus.
I have been thinking a lot about going crazy on the SVS classes for character. I could use a little more help to boost my confidence.
I love all of these questions you have asked about my character! I am definitely going to work on answering them; I think they will help me understand him a little better too.
I chose a big nose because I think big noses are endearing and he starts out so serious that he needs to have some sort of emotional appeal to the audience. I’m trying to make his first hair do look more businesslike and stiff too and then have it transition to kind of messy and curly.
As for my drawings of him as a child, I don’t really like those ones but they are all that I have. I made him super round because I wanted the whole cute, happy feel that more circular characters provide, but it doesn’t really fit with him as an adult... so I’m going to keep workshopping that.
Thank you so much for all you said! It’s given me a lot of really good things to think about, and a lot more of a direction to go in then the one I had before :). This is so awesome!!! Thanks
(Also sorry for so many replies! And scattered thoughts )
RE: 10,000 bad drawings (200/10000)
I love this idea! I am such a perfectionist that I am always scared to draw things and share them. I think because I won’t draw things in case they turn out bad, I am majorly missing out on some amazing works I could create. I have a giant project I’m working on (you can see it on the forum under HELP (Please) where I am going to be failing a lot and it is so hard and scary! Way to be brave! And don’t give up!!!
RE: Curriculum 2021 - Fundamentals 1
@Jules Right now, my goal is to do an assignment a week at the most. I’m working on the visualizing in perspective class (Ive been stuck on it for awhile). I’ve also been working on the Creative environment design class on the side, for fun
RE: 10,000 bad drawings (200/10000)
@Shyam-Sailus I absolutely love this idea! I have been looking through my work a lot, and I keep thinking, “I don’t draw enough.” I’m always rather hesitant to draw because I’m afraid of a bad drawing. I would love to do this challenge, and I was wondering how you are going about it. Are you doing techniques? Or just whatever you want?