@lmrush thank you, you re very kind!
Posts made by Julia
RE: Post Graduate Advice
Thank you for reminding us that small steps are ok! I like the "to be continued" 5 pages story. Sometimes it feels that you are not skilled enough to climb the mountain but there is also a view to admire mid-hike. I will listen again to this podcast when the shade of the mountain becomes too dark!
RE: Re-introduction: Hi, I'm Shinji
@shinjifujioka welcome (back)!. Your work is indeed amazing! I am not a specialist, but from what I see, you can certainly drop your day job for your dream job! I am sure you will get a lot of contracts if you advertise your portfolio.
RE: It's either this or clean my studio.
I love your art, it is very good! You'll build a pro portfolio in no time.
I think you could not find a better place than here, it is a very welcoming place to find like-minded people showing constant support.
I came for the very same reason.
Also, I walked the Way from Burgundy some years ago. Nice to meet a fellow pilgrim here
RE: Best fundamental classes/videos
Hello there! A lot of people here in the forum have followed the SVS classes.
There is a 7 day trial : it helps to have an idea. Honestly I can't tell : my computer does not support the videos (the sound and the image aren't synchronized, which is very annoying and the answer I got from SVS team is that my internet connection is too slow... whereas I use fiber optic internet! - frustrating...).
Have a look though, it looks to be a very complete library of classes. The "plus" is you can interact on the forum with the people following the same classes! I read the threads and all are cheery and supportive of each other's progress. So basically, you buy the classes + the access to a nice community!
Outside the SVS resource, I follow several artists on YouTube but it is more "tips" than real classes : I learn a lot but don't make much progress.
Proko (fundamentals) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClM2LuQ1q5WEc23462tQzBg
Alphonso Dunns (fundamentals) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoBapgfK_m6G7airg1rdn8w
Uncomfortable (fundamentals) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHUgvWN-JC6iFFQ0EqIoPgQ
MD Campbell https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjlFE3gVj6H__qsiKB_OUmg
Marco Bucci https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsDxB-CSMQ0Vu_hTag7-2UQ
expanding a bit:
Cesar Santos (painter) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHUofurwg70iaByk_qIEZnA
Florent Farges (painter) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5_awWGxcl0jQmVWfd_kJLQ
Liron Yanconsky (watercolorist) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChJff_wMy_bByb0jFTfw0xw
The mind of watercolor (watercolorist) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6GKopxZztw6EqG6OoIGCQ
Good luck and let us know if you find additional resources!
RE: burvant ill VS the dream portfolio
hello! I think it is very brave from you to expose your art against your ideal portfolio to everyone's view. Thank you very much! It made me feel less isolated (whatever I draw, I am displeased with my own style... which comes on top of my lack of technique).
Coming back to your portfolio, I join the others : it is not much, maybe more values and contrast here and there. For example, your copy is fantastic (really! great job!) but I think you could push the dark (the shoes, the hat a little bit).
In any cases, this is very inspirational and I will certainly collect arts that I like and try to reproduce it for heading to the right direction too.
Thank you so much!