"Love is magic."
I got lots of help from the SVS family in the forum with this piece. Learned a lot. Thank you so much.
I am late with this. Hope this painting will make its way to Will somehow. In this piece, I used the texture Will painted, and shared in one of the SVS class. I also used a lot of tips and tricks Will taught in various classes. Thank you, Will.
Thank you @ShannonBiondi for organizing this.
I was contacted by an editor I have a lot respect for via instagram for an illustrated book project (not a picture book, but a collection of children's poems). Since we are located in the same city, I asked her for a lunch meeting to go over the porject.
I have done art directing for a magazine, graphic design on books in the past, but I have never illustrated an entire book in children's market before. I am wondering what questions I should remember to ask in the first meeting. Here is my list, could you guys think of anything else? or do I prepared too many questions?
I am a newcomer on SVS forums.
I decided to join Inktober this year to improve my drawing skill in general.
I always struggle with visualising drawing in perspective. Even though I have been going through some of the SVS courses on the topic of drawing in perspective, and I try very hard to draw through the shape, I still make loads of mistakes that made my drawing flat. Any feed back are welcome on the 5 pieces I have done so far.
My inktober drawings are fairy themes. Each piece has a small back story, if you find the motif interesting, you can read the stories on my instagram account (which I update daily during the inktober time.)
Here is my submission of Misunderstood Monster. Happy halloween
Happy Easter, everyone. Here are some of my ideas for the April contest. I am aiming for a piece that leaves room for interpretation of what happens next - a bit ambiguous on whether the coming event will be good or bad for the character. What do you guys think?
Thumbnail #1: a night adventure in the forest.
keywords: conspiring, sneaky, lost
Thumbnail #2: bedtime reading
Keywords: sneaky, curious, quiet moment before the storm
Thumbnail #3: a nap during a journey far far away from home
keywords: calm, the quiet moment before the storm.
Here are my first 4 inktober piece. I really enjoy doing ink wash this year.
I sent my first 5 inktober pieces today to Bologna Fair this year, for illustrators exhibition contest (yes. I did tomorrow's inktober yesterday, because I need 5 pieces in order to enter the contest )
During my process of putting together a protfolio, some of the feedback I got from this community was I do not have piece which is set in "Home", or "indoor" in general. So I decide to practice making indoor scenes.
The image below is for SCBWI's monthly prompt "Dress up".
"I want to be a superman and a pirate."
"I want to be a ballerina, and a pirate."
"But mostly, we want to be pirates, hunting treasure and fight other pirates and stuff..."
Keywords: Fun, adventure.
The image below is a spread from a picture book dummy I am working on. The story is about a tender boy finding strengh to be himself, rather than trying to be "strong" "tough", like boys was told to be.
Keywords: Delighted, warm in heart
I found it is hard to work with indoor scenes. I try to think of stuff included in the scenes as light shapes and dark shapes, instead of being caught up with drawing the objects. But my mind keep jumping back to "Now I am drawing a table, and now I am drawing a bookself."
Any feedback on the 2 image above?
Any advice on how to design indoor scene in general?