@xin-li How did you like the Pro intensive? I would listen to it, but I chose the Launchpad, and it seems you can't do both. I did really like the Marla Frazee presentation during the Launchpad. There was some good promotional stuff as well.
I don't know what problem you were having with the time zone, but I'll take a look this evening when the plenary session starts back up and see what time zone it's in. Did that ever happen again?
I'm having to quit every evening at 10:00pm our time, because that's when they take their hour break, and I just don't have it in me to be attentive at 11:00pm after an hour's break. I tried at first and it resulted in some pretty major insomnia. So now I'm just watching the last sessions each day on replay. I can only imagine that the whole effect is that much worse when you have to be attentive to a child as well!
Everyone, feel free to post here about what you liked! I'd like to hear what others found useful! I am trying to listen to the writer stuff this time around, so among other things, I liked the session about how writers can use drawing and vice versa. The rapid drawing prompts were fun too!
P.S. Mine says 5pm too! But then the session starts when it's supposed to.
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I use Arches 140lbs hot press, and the heritage line by Canson, also hot pressed, without any problem. You may want to flatten the paper with water, some paper towel, and a damp sponge once you finished painting (painted side down).
There are tutorials on youtube, f
@mag said in Albert’s home WIP:
Love it! Great color pallet and paint style, my work is too tight. I know this is your final but the only thing I would try is have a single balloon tied to him. It would draw the eye down to him and add to his looking up pose. Great job!
@mag I have several videos on my Youtube channel you might enjoy
Illustration process of a book: https://youtu.be/JH6lX5Bxv1Q
(new!) How to thumbnail a picture book: https://youtu.be/E7ZWGrzUkPE
How to format a book spread: https://youtu.be/DpBlHLzR_Gg
Working with self-published authors: https://youtu.be/pXflCwRyIV4
Thanks, @Meg-Clayburn! I'll look up some reference and see what you mean.
Hi, all! I'm slowly getting through the first assignment for Shane Hunt's class. I've never drawn a vehicle in my life, but after watching the class on perfecting your children's portfolio, I realised I NEEDED to get a start on filling in this knowledge gap
I loved how Shane starts his class saying that vehicles can basically BE characters - and after watching his assignment demo, I felt 100% better about giving it a go. Haha, four cars later and I'm super-duper happy!!
Part A of Assignment 1 is about pushing ONE car design into four different (but recognisable) caricatures. What do you all think -- did I push it enough? Can you tell the personality of each car? I'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback.
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@NessIllustration and @Valerie-Light
Thank-you both so very much for your insight. I think you're absolutely right, Vanessa--I've always struggled trying to figure out where I fit. I have to answer that question first before I can do anything. I've figured out that there are specific industries in illustration that I don't want to go into (gaming, movies, animation), but not enough information about where I do think I want to go (prints, merch, self-published stuff). It's "safe" when you tell yourself you're still a student and you still have a lot to learn--no illustration is in the wrong direction, and everthing is an opportunity to build skills. But eventually you actually have to pick a path, and start investing time and energy in that. I need to research the path I want, and do work appropriate to it.
And Valerie--thank-you for such a valuable approach!! I'm going to look at my body of work in that light... I know there are pieces that came easier and were more pleasurable to create. And others that (on balance) were more of a struggle (albeit, at some point on each piece I felt "in the zone" to a certain extent). I know I have preferences I felt I couldn't indulge when I was making a LOT of those pieces. What happens when those constraints are off, and I create what's in my heart and just let it go? I know I felt that way on some of those. I think you're right--I need to look at those pieces closely, especially in light of the path I select.
Thank-you both so much for your help. I needed to hear these things. I appreciate you advice. And now I have a lot of work to do.
He is wonderful, I’m so glad you finished him. Thanks for sharing.