@lee-white I love it when Lee has to splain himself...I would ask that you guys continue to keep him on his heels
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RE: 10 Skills Every Illustrator Must Have
@sarahluann Very good analysis! I often listen to what I say on youtube or our podcast and cringe that I didn't explain my position better. Yes - teaching is a broad term with many levels and that's what I meant to say. That starting out teaching someone below your level forces you to think differently - thinking differently creates new opportunities for epiphanies - teaching makes you better. Thank you ( Also, Lee is wrong)
RE: SVS Online Portfolio upgrade?
You bring up some great questions as do many who have already commented. This is what we needed so thank you - we have to have a good plan that we think will make the largest percentage happy -otherwise it will be a waste of time and money.
SVS Online Portfolio upgrade?
We are always trying to think of new ways to build SVS and make it more of a valuable tool for artists worldwide. We were talking about the idea of integrating a portfolio upload option for svs subscribers. This is how it would work: Some day in the future you would login or get an email notification and see the option for you to upload your images onto the svslearn.com site. It would allow subscribers to curate their own images and share them with potential clients. It would enable us to share the portfolios with art directors at various publishing houses. Our hope is that it would be a stop for editors and art directors looking for new talent.
In addition there would be an "upvote" option on each image. Anyone logged in could see and up-vote your image(s). We could also hire software developers to create algorithms that would auto select images with the most upvotes to populate a gallery on the front of the svslearn.com page.
*PLEASE Let us know if you think this is a good idea? If you think you would use it? If you think you would NOT use it? Any thoughts are welcome. But we need to hear from you even if you do NOT think you would use this.
Thank you for weighing in!
SVS Success Stories
Guys, I can't tell you how rewarding it is to hear success stories from our SVS students! I get personal emails and messages from time to time where our students share the books they've sold or the books they are illustrating for clients, or the agents they've picked up, or the personal projects they've launched and funded, or even the epiphanies they've had concerning their work!
Here are a few highlights from the people we know about - if you've had success let us know - we want to brag about you
Simona Ceccarelli - has a book due out in spring 2019 that she illustrated. Check out my interview with her here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdUXXWBQyQo
Joy Heyer - Sold her book and it's now on Amazon! https://amzn.to/2D55Cpz
Charlie Eve Ryan - Just sold her second book!!! You know I'll be interviewing her as well!
Shinji Fujioka - Sold his book and is currently working on the illustrations - not sure when it's due out.
Again - let us know what you have in the works - I realize you can't always talk about it until it's official - but even if you have had inquiries about your work or other illustration work we need to hear about it. It's not bragging unless you follow it with "so there"...
RE: Behind the Scenes at svslearn.com
@gary-wilkinson Hey Gary - the critiques will come back - we just have so many classes we need to post up before we feel we can spend the time there. We've talked about outsourcing or hiring teachers to critique but that opens up a bunch of problems as well...I can't wait for the day that I have all my classes up/re-made so I can spend time helping students with their work.