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Painting Texture and Details
Finally - the class where you're encouraged to paint the details! In this class we explore a wide range of textures and break them down to help improve the level of finish you can achieve! Class starts 2/19!
Painting with Anna Daviscourt
The road from a blank canvas to a final painting doesn't need to be a scary one. Join illustrator Anna Daviscourt as she guides you through transforming a sketch into a luscious digital painting with four simple steps!
Rabbit Cycle Demo
An in depth look at how to go from initial concept to final image.
The Magic of Color
This class was designed to give you the major principles that you would learn in a color theory class. Learning to communicate with color is necessary and fundamental to becoming an effective visual storyteller.
Illustration 1: Turbocharging Your Creativity
Fundamental class showing you how to build solid ideas and images. Class begins on Jan. 18, 2018. •sold out•
Learn to generate unique ideas that communicate powerful messages in your illustrations, with renowned illustrator Sterling Hundley. Class starts 1/15! CLASS IS FULL. EMAIL LISA@SVSLEARN.COM TO SIGN UP FOR WAITING LIST•
Creating Great Book Covers
Lee and Jaime will show you how to make engaging book covers that tell a story. Class starts 1/17! •CLASS IS FULL. EMAIL LISA@SVSLEARN.COM TO SIGN UP FOR WAITING LIST•
Characters and Conversations
In this video, Will Terry chats with Piper as she creates one of her daily paintings for your viewing pleasure. They discuss her art process, getting into the art biz, schooling options for artists and more in this packed 2-hour episode.
How To Discover Your Style
Powerful tips to help you discover. your style
Branding for Creatives
As artists and writers we are selling ourselves as much as our art form. It's important to be aware that the brand we put out in the world can affect our business (for good or for bad).
How to Draw Everything
The rebooted version! Featuring more instruction, more exercises and more Skull Chaser! This is a comprehensive course on the elements, principles, techniques, and tools of drawing.
What makes a Children's Book a Bestseller
It's something everyone in the publishing industry wants to know - why do some books sell and some books don't?
How to get Freelance Work
How can artists find freelance work? Pro illustrator Will Terry goes over strategies for landing that gig, including how to build your contact list.
Brushpen with Peter Han
Prepare to go deep into the world of brush pens! Follow along as ink master Peter Han gets into the mechanics of brush pens and demos how they perform. Part One of three.
Choosing Colors for Storytelling
Learn how to make those colors pop! Pro illustrator Will Terry demos his strategies for picking colors, color schemes and light temperature in your paintings.
Battling Creative Block
Pro illustrators Jake Parker, Will Terry and Lee White talk about all the things that can keep you from creating that masterpiece. Find out how to battle creative block!
Sculpting for Character Consistency
Here's a little trick for keeping your characters consistent throughout a big storytelling project - try drawing from a maquette! Sculptor Dan Mortensen shows you how to make a maquette for reference.
My Favorite Monster Demo
How do pro illustrators approach an assignment? Join Jake Parker as he creates this fun monster image for a group art show at a kids museum.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Agents
Do you need an agent? Team SVS is joined by agent Ryan Sanchez in a lively roundtable discussion on what an agent can do for your art career.
How Did They Get Their Start?
Everyone's got to start somewhere! The founders of SVS talk all about their origin stories, and how they managed to turn their art skills into a living.
Finding Work/Life Balance
How can artists find that magical balance between work and life? Special guest Sarah Jane talks about her strategies for raising a lovely family while building a successful illustration career.
Smooth Blends in Acrylics - dry brush technique
Acrylic paints are notorious for drying super fast, and many struggle to get the kind of smooth transitions that are so easy with oils. BUT there are techniques you can use to get around this. Pro illustrator Will Terry shows you how.
How to Design Action Figures
Ever wonder how all those little action figure toys are made? Well they all start with drawings! Follow along as toy designer Nate Baertsch designs a female orc action figure.
How to Perfect Your Children's Book Portfolio
What should you include in your children's book portfolio? Well, there are 100+ items you might want to consider. Pro illustrator Will Terry covers ALL the things.
How to get your First 10k Followers
If you want to make it as an artist, you need to grow your audience! Pro illustrator Jake Parker shows you how to harness the power of social media to build your following.
Draw 50 Things
One of the hardest things for artists to do is draw a jam-packed scene. Pro illustrator Will Terry breaks down his strategy for drawing lots of STUFF.
Making Graphic Novels
Hey all you graphic novel fans, this one's for you! Follow along as Nathan Hale, the man behind Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, demos how to make a graphic novel.
Drawing Robots and Machinery
To draw believable machines, you must first learn the anatomy of machines, young grasshopper. Illustration pro Jake Parker teaches the principles of designing machinery that actually looks functional.
Drawing Heroes and Sidekicks
Learn how to draw awesome good guys! Pro illustrator Jake Parker will rescue you from weak character design and show you how your characters can save the day. To infinity and beyond!
Drawing Villains and Monsters
Learn how to draw awesome bad guys! Pro illustrator Jake Parker shares his techniques for designing evil characters of all kinds. Plus learn how to draw them in evil poses, wearing evil clothes! Mwahahahahahaha!
Painting Color and Light
If you already know the basics of color and light, the next step is to master these skills, young padawans. Pro illustrators Will Terry, Jake Parker and special guest Ty Carter reveal their techniques for infusing their work with color and light.
Thinking about drawing comics? In this tutorial, Jake Parker, the artist behind the popular Missile Mouse comic books, gives an overview of the industry and shows you how to make a comic book from start to finish. Ka-pow!
Mixed Media-Watercolor and Digital
Ever wish your digital paintings looked a little more, er, traditional? In this video, pro illustrator Will Terry demonstrates how to give your digital work that organic feel with digital textures made from actual watercolors!
Creating Custom Brushes in Photoshop
Ever wonder how some artists manage to get such realistic textures in their digital work? Pro illustrator Lee White demonstrates how to create all sorts to custom brushes in Photoshop to get that natural, painterly look.
Photoshop Demo with Jim Madsen
Want to see how the pros work, up close and personal? Check out this video, my preciousss. Follow along as pro illustrator Jim Madsen breaks down his method for painting amazing images in Photoshop.
Drawing with Digital Pencils
Why digital pencils? No disrespect to Dixon Ticonderoga, but digital pencils are the tops when it comes to versatility and control. Pro illustrator Will Terry reveals his tricks for making digital pencils and mimicking the real thing.
Art Critiques: Illustrating Children's Books
As they say, criticism only makes you stronger! Follow along as pro illustrators Will Terry and Lee White critique work submitted by aspiring kidlit artists.