Thanks! It will be cool to see student work on the homepage!
Hi Ya’ll My name is Spencer Hale. I’m from Utah. I am super excited to be part of SVS. I've been around in the forums for a while, and recently started @Lee-White and David Hohn's awesome Illustration 1 class. It has really pushed my ideation techniques and illustration process. I posted a little introduction in our class forum, and I realized that I never introduced myself here.
I am really interested in visual development art and character design for animation/games and children’s book illustration.
I was way into art in high school, but then fell into the world of wedding and event filmmaking and video production for the last 15 or so years.
Recently I decided to dive back into drawing. I have gone back to school at a local university (UVU) for illustration, and have been really eating up all the good teaching her on SVS. I really want to dip my toes into freelance illustration. I have been so inspired by many awesome local artists I have meet here in Utah and online thru SVS and Instagram.
It is so nice to meet you all and I’m looking forward to us all learning from each other and our awesome instructors.
Here is my entry. There is some awesome work in here!
Here is my current creative work cave. I have some family photos and toys about, along with some inspirational quotes and art from other artists i like. I've also started taping some of my daily practice sketches and studies on the wall, kind of like a mini portfolio. When I do something that i like better than what is up there, I replace it with the new sketch. Sometimes I really can't wait to pull some pieces off the wall but i wont do it unless i have something better to replace it with.
Lee or anyone is who is currently in the class,
What are some things I should do to prepare for the classes starting April 11th?
Any subscription courses that might be beneficial to review?
What about helpful art supplies?
I feel like a kid who wants to lay out my backpack and clothes before my first big day of kindergarten.
Should I have gotten an email or something before the start of class? I heard Mr White was going to send me something but I haven't seen anything in my inbox :0
but, i do have this in my "my classes" section:
I think I am good to go, I would expect to get an email soon, or at least the class link will be active sometime tomorrow.
I know this is an old thread. But I keep thinking how cool these SVS t-shirts are. I hope there will be some future way for students to get a t-shirt. online or in person.
A SVS conference or even a small meetup would be amazing.
I attend a local university, but I am more likely to show off my SVS school pride. maybe I should paint my face, and pretend that SVS has a big football game today.
Awesome! Really great concept. Playing with some more extreme variations in size will help. I can also see how adding the right values and colors to this piece could really add to the mood.
I learned about using keywords more effectively in the illustration 1 class. This piece seems like it is really "hopeful" to me. think of that word or whatever keyword you can come up with as you map out the value and lighting on this piece.
Looking forward to the final piece.
Looking good! It really has a nice feeling to it, and I dig the shapes. I would maybe lighten the buildings behind the cat to make it stand out some more. I also consider bringing back the moon or using some smoke to make the main guy stand out more as well. Just squint you eyes or shrink the art down to see if it still reads well.
Nice! the main guy stands out much better now. Now I'd take a look at the cat and see You can make is stand out more too.
I tried to do a quick and ugly photoshop adjustment to see how you could approach it.
i lightened the houses and enlarged the cat a bit to frame him better an avoid some tangents
I really like the warm/cool diffence between the characters. maybe you could push that some more as well.
It is a great piece! I can't wait to see the final.
Live/Interactive feedback: 9
Live in person workshops and classes: 10
Any sort of live/interactive feedback on our work would be super helpful, whether at a live workshop/event or online with a draw-over video or critique.
I took the Illustration 1 live class and having that direct feedback/critiques from the instructors was invaluable. Yes, it was a an additional cost above the regular subscription, but It really helped me level up my work.
I also really appreciate how active the instructors are on the forum. I know your time is important, so any extra time they spend giving feedback and advice in the forum, is a huge bonus. It also seems to fuel the other forum members to also give good and helpful critiques and make it a safe place to share our work and build the community.
@sigross That sounds like an awesome app. Thanks for sharing. I too have found that a timer helps be immeasurably
Great idea! If the girls are meant to be a main focal point of the piece, I would not have the window, or at least simplify it so they stand out more. You also could lighten or blur the background a bit to bring the focus back to the main characters. just my 2 cents.
Love that little guy's face.