Here is my entry this month titled "Its Only a Mouse" this title is somewhat like a daily reminder when probs seem to crop up I just remember to count my blessings like that old song goes >
These posts are looking great! Here is mine for this month > "Hey...Not So Fast" Thanks for the help SVSers
First off Congratulations to all the top 10.
As a means of building up any one else that didn't place and sharing I decided to write a snippet of my first SVS competition experience so here tis'. When I decided to try this competition out I really jumped in with excitement and enthusiasm for the task at hand. I came up with a number of concepts and settled on one almost immediately, which would have been a good thing if what I chose to illustrate was something more readable considering the theme, or had illustrated it in a way that conveyed the message better (independence). I really enjoyed working on it and felt on a personal level it was one of my better recent works produced. I was really happy with it. I posted it and had really hoped to land in the top ten and waited with anticipation to find out if I made it! Yippy! It was really exciting. When I clicked the link to find out and saw that I didn't place my initial reaction was disappointment, which could have been a result of eating pizza to late at night. Meaning, feelings and truth / reality aren't always inline with each other. After reading the basic criteria @Lee-White posted in the description, I realized I missed the mark conceptually and always can improve technique. I learned that my next entry will need to be better executed conceptually and technically, knowing if I want to hit my target I will have to focus more on readability and being better inline with the competitions theme etc.
So in the end this competition has served me in a number of ways. Firstly by writing a testimony in service to my forum brethren who lost or will loose in future competitions as a means of building others up. Also to show how a loss can pinpoint suckeeness that can help enable you to refine your work and grow. Adversity can be a great teacher. Taking yourself to seriously is a killjoy and humility comes before exaltation. To summarize, I really loved the process of competing, learning from disappointment, and now celebrating the future. Yeehaw! Thank you SVS
also shout out to @TessW who gives great critique
Edit: forgot to ad other benefits...> experience (time putting in work), more pieces to add to your portfolio, and exposure
Im new to SVS I have had an account for about two months watched a handful of videos and I am inspired like I havent been in a very long time, so I jumped the gun on the 50 things video and havent viewed it yet and didn't get to 50 but I had this idea after seeing a few posts and had to do it. I plan on using digital media at some point but for now I don't have the hardware or software. This is done with pencil, red color pencil, marker and a highlighter. ![0_1488442333056_Not Quite 50.jpg](Uploading 100%) ![0_1488442265724_Not Quite 50.jpg](Uploading 100%) ![0_1488442185872_Not Quite 50.jpg](Uploading 100%)
Hi ALL! I am working on a book at the moment and am struggling with the grand color scheme for the project as a whole. Does anyone have any tips on color consistency to harmonize the totality of a book?? I don’t like being locked into I guess you could call it a color template having to apply it to everything. Do I need to keep the same dominant color scheme? Any tips would be much appreciated. Is it wrong to go off from super bright on one spread to say a dark colored spread pages later? Or cool color one page to warm on another? Any tips?? Thank you!