@Braden-Hallett - oooooo I just read this thread and was so excited. I would LOVE to be able to chat with other SVS folk. I’ve started to take the idea of writing and illustrating kids books seriously in the last two years, having worked in psychology for 15 years. I managed to find a local peer group for writing but not for illustration.
I’ve been a member of SVS for over a year but have struggled to be super active on the forum due to continual home schooling and COVID lockdowns but I’d love the opportunity to join a chat group of fellow illustrators, not that I know what discord is! To be honest I’m still a bit intimidated by posting my work on the SVS forum but I know I need to bite that bullet! But with so many pro level artists on there it’s quite intimidating!
My question is.. does it matter that I’m a newby and a novice as regards my illustration skills? I never even went to art college so am going through the SVS foundations curriculum and learning heaps. I’m right at the beginning of my illustration journey so have a steep learning curve to climb and years of improving to go but SVS has been my lifeline in the last couple of years. I’ve been such an admirer of your awesome art from all I’ve seen on the forum and I know from critique arena that you are pro level, so I wondered if this discord group is for more advanced level illustrators or would a novice with lots to learn be able to join? I know from my writing peer group that some groups prefer to set a certain level as criteria for joining, which i totally understand.
I’ve attached my website and Instagram so you can assess just what a noviceI am! Totally understand if this group if for more illustrators at a more advanced level. Thanks for your guidance. Just got excited at the idea of being able to link up with fellow illustrators on this amazing journey! Sorry for the long message, as you may have gathered being concise is not my strongest point .
@ajillustrates - #best scene ever - Donald Sutherland’s scream at the end of Invasion of the Bodysnatchers! Gave chills the first time I watched it!