Pretty excited to be part of this forum! Many thanks so far to SVS for providing invaluable classes and a great podcast.
Loving the discussions and it's been an enormous help in my work!
My name is Wouter Pasman, living in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. I'm a proud dad of 2 kids and full-time graphic designer for the past 7 years. This year I committed myself in developing my illustration skills further with the goal to make a career as an independent illustrator and to illustrate (and write) my very own children's book. It will be awesome to read it to my kids.
My biggest challenge is time, which is very limited. I mostly draw in the nightly hours after work when the kids are in bed, their mess they left behind cleaned up and if I don't fall asleep... It's hard to keep your concentration after a long day, so I'm hoping I can finish my first book before my kids are off to college.
I have no prior education in Arts, so I'm looking for classes and communities like SVS to help me develop in storytelling, composition, the use of light and shadow and provide valuable feedback on my work. I'm looking forward in contributing to this community in any way I can.
Below a first picture I've illustrated recently. It was fun to discover my style of illustration and I would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations for it. Thanks a lot!