Here's my entry for the fairytale traveler's inn. I've had less time to participate in the forum this month, and I'm experimenting with a style that lets me work in watercolor and digitally together. What do you think?
In my day job, I'm a scenic artist for Broadway shows. I'm developing an illustration style that blends traditional and digital media. I'm building my portfolio, and looking for my first professional projects in illustration.
In the world of illustration, I am mostly interested in creating drawings for educational and trade publishers from preK to eighth grade and beyond.
Best posts made by Valerie Light
RE: Help! How to deal with self-publishing requests?
@NessIllustration this is such useful information! Thank you for sharing it!
@LauraA congratulations on your success from unexpected directions! I hope you get a good gig out of all these requests. What a potentially exciting problem to have.
I'm sure you've build a great list of agencies to contact. A while ago @skillydan posted a list of 30-ish agencies to the forum, and I've added a few more to it. Maybe it'll be useful to you or somebody else here? Here it is:
Advocate Art Agency
Allied Artists/Artistic License
Arena Illustration Ltd
Astound Illustration Agency
The Art Agency
Bath Lit Agency
The Big Red Illustration Agency
B.L. Kearley Ltd
the Bright Agency
Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency Ltd
the Cat Agency Inc
The Catchpole Agency
The Copyrights Group Ltd
David Higham Associates Ltd
David Lewis Agency
Elizabeth Roy Literacy Agency
Frances McKay Illustration
Good Illustration Ltd
Jenny Brown Associates
Lemonade Illustration Agency
Maggie Byers-Sprinzles Agency
Plum Pudding Illustration
Purple Rain Illustrators
SPi Global US, Inc.
Storm Literary Agency
Sylvie Poggio Artists Agency
Symmetry Creative Production
Sheldon Fogleman Agency
United Agents LLP
Vicki Thomas Associates
RE: Our SVS Virtual Studio AUGUST 2020😎
Hello everyone! I'm new here at SVS, bingeing on the podcast and getting tons of great info from these forum posts. Thank you to all the friendly and hardworking artists here!
I've spent the past few weeks exploring the possibility of a career transition to illustration. I've been a scenic artist and set designer for the past 17 years, painting and designing scenery for live theater. In that line of work, your paintings are prized for their versatility of style, not for their consistency of style.
So I've been sketching in gouache and pen and ink and Procreate for the past few weeks, trying to get comfortable working in my natural style and learning how to compose images with compelling characters. Here's a collage of some recent explorations. Each a sketch is between 2 and 5 hours of work, and originals around 8 inches max. I'd love some encouragement about what things are working well right now!
Thanks in advance!
Latest posts made by Valerie Light
RE: Buzzbee's sticky or not-so-sticky situation – WIP
Your style is so cute and so consistent, @lizardillo . I like the way you're controlling value from foreground to background. You've done a great job of creating a narrative that builds as it moves back in space. Nice work!
RE: May prompt progress, and Feedback Request
I'm finally calling this done. Swapping the candy canes for a troll-catching net helps finish the story, i think. This has been a great exploration of style for me. There are parts of it that are way overworked, and I've lost some of the watercolor quality I'd hoped to keep. I'm realizing that the more control I gain over value and light source, the more I have to figure out my plan of attack for color before I start painting. It's by no means perfect, but this piece feels like a great leap forward for me. Thanks for the help, SVS-ers.