Backed Kickstarter of Lorenzo Etherington

Posted on Mar 11, 2018

Delighted to have backed the Kickstarter below!

How to THINK when you DRAW BOOK + SKETCHBOOK 3 + STRANSKI
A 200 PAGE HARDBACK BOOK of Lorenzo Etherington’s HOW TO THINK WHEN YOU DRAW tutorials + a NEW 600 PAGE sketchbook + STRANSKI reprint

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378058646/how-to-think-when-you-draw-book-sketchbook-3-stran?ref=hero_thanks

I selected the Tutorials Book + Sketchbook 3:

The Tutorials Book
How to THINK when you DRAW will be a 200 page full colour hardback book measuring 8.5″ by 8.5″. The book collects together MASSES of my drawing tutorials, covering an enormous range of subjects. The series is EXTREMELY user-friendly, designed to benefit every skill level, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned professional. The tutorials are better seen than described, so GO HERE for 100 FREE TUTORIALS.

The NEW 600 Page Sketchbook
The Deluxe Collection Part 3 will be a 600 page softcover black and white book measuring 8.5″ by 8.5″. The artwork will be divided into chapters themed around character design, pose and gesture sheets, monsters, robots, concept vehicles, environment design, world building and much more.

Drawn & Drafted Live Podcast with Jake Parker

Posted on Oct 17, 2017

Tue, Oct 24, 2017 1:00 PM EST
ProjectCast with Jake Parker

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/projectcast-jakeparker

Jake Parker : MrJakeParker.com

Inktober : Inktober.com

SVSLearnSVSLearn.com


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DrawnAndDrafted.com (Also DearArtDirector.tumblr.com) has been having live podcasts that have been wonderful. The podcasts are held on Crowdcast.io. D&D’s profile is Crowdcast.io/drawnanddrafted where upcoming podcasts can be registered for and previous ones can be replayed. I also posted about the first four here

DrawnAndDrafted.com is led by Lauren Panepinto (Creative Director of Orbit Books and Yen Press: Twitter | Instagram | Orbit Books Profile) and Marc Scheff (Artist/Art Director : TwitterInstagram | MarcScheff.com)

Drawn & Drafted Live Podcast with Stan Prokopenko

Posted on Oct 10, 2017

Tue, Oct 17, 2017 1:00 PM EST
ProjectCast with Stan Prokopenko

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/projectcast-proko

Stan Prokopenko:


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DrawnAndDrafted.com (Also DearArtDirector.tumblr.com) has been having live podcasts that have been wonderful. The podcasts are held on Crowdcast.io. D&D’s profile is Crowdcast.io/drawnanddrafted where upcoming podcasts can be registered for and previous ones can be replayed. I also posted about the first four here

DrawnAndDrafted.com is led by Lauren Panepinto (Creative Director of Orbit Books and Yen Press: Twitter | Instagram | Orbit Books Profile) and Marc Scheff (Artist/Art Director : TwitterInstagram | MarcScheff.com)

Character Design Quarterly Magazine by 3DTotal Received!

Posted on Aug 23, 2017

YAY! Just received the first issue of Character Design Quarterly Magazine by 3DTotal — Looks great and comes with some nice extras!

Original Kickstarter Campaign Content:

Character Design Quarterly: “A new magazine bringing expert insights and leading techniques to illustrators, artists and character enthusiasts worldwide”!

Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is an exciting new print magazine for illustrators, artists, animators and character art enthusiasts. Releasing four times a year, the magazine will offer inspirational and educational articles, tutorials and interviews from top industry professionals specifically geared to helping artists hone their character design skills. This unique, engaging magazine will provide a regular stream of insider knowledge and illuminating advice from experienced professionals and freelancers to help artists of all skill levels improve their workflow and designs.

The first issue is already in production so we can proudly announce that it will feature instructive tutorials by Max Grecke, Shaun Bryant, Simone Grünewald, and Brett Bean. We also have interviews with the creative people behind the multi-award-winning animation studio Blue Zoo, and up-and-coming character designer Amanda Jolly who talks about her exciting career working for companies including Warner Animation Group and Disney TVA. Get top tips from the likes of Loish, Randy Bishop and many more besides, plus learn about the creation of the first issue’s amazing cover image by CreatureBox!

The Original Kickstarter Campaign Link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1906838062/character-design-quarterly

3DTotal:

shop.3DTotal.com
3DTotal.com
Instagram.com/3DTotal/
Twitter.com/3DTotal/

Character Design Quarterly Issue 01 Features:

Randy Bishop
Randybishopart.com
Instagram.com/randybishopart/

Brett Bean
Drawntoitstudios.com
Instagram.com/brett2dbean/

Loish (Lois Van Baarle)
Loish.net
Instagram.com/loisvb/

CreatureBox
Creaturebox.com
Instagram.com/creaturebox/

Max Grecke
Maxgrecke.artstation.com
Instagram.com/maxgrecke/

Shaun Bryant
Art-bomb.com
Instagram.com/shaun_bryant/

Simone Grünewald
Schmoesi.tumblr.com/
Instagram.com/schmoedraws/

And more…

25,000 Pins!

Posted on Jun 5, 2017

A New Milestone Reached! Over 25,000 Illustration, Design, and Other Art Pins into my Pinterest account. Pins Are Curated Into Boards Spanning: Different *Genre Types, Character Types, Environment Types, and Vehicle & Object Types, as well as Textures, Patterns, Branding & Packaging Design, Advertising, Character Bento, Wagashi, and Much More! (*Genre = Children’s Illustration, Earthy-Rustic-Folk, Manga/Anime, Fantasy/SciFi, Pop Culture, Etc.)

I have found Pinterest to be a great resource to learn & be inspired from. I’m so glad to have all these pins organized to share! Look forward to seeing what pins you share. Be sure to follow at Pinterest.com/ScottMonaco and of course, on my other social media accounts too:

Where to Start on SVSLearn

Posted on May 25, 2017

In the SVSLearn.com Forum (Forum.SVSLearn.com), the question is often asked of where to start and how to progress through all of the courses. Jake Parker responded recently to this question and gave the following list (his #1 is exactly where I’ve told everyone to go first) and said: “Future versions of SVS will have course paths for artists to take depending on if they want to get into illustration, children’s books, concept art, storyboarding, comics, etc. But for now this list below should get you going in the right direction:

PHASE 1: Fundamentals

  1. HOW TO DRAW EVERYTHING
  2. DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS
  3. VISUALIZING DRAWING IN PERSPECTIVE
  4. LIGHT AND SHADOW
  5. MASTERING PERSPECTIVE
  6. CREATIVE COMPOSITION

PHASE 2: Learning Digital 

  1. BEGINNING PHOTOSHOP
  2. 10 STEP DIGITAL PAINTING

PHASE 3: Color 

  1. WORKING WITH COLOR
  2. PAINTING COLOR AND LIGHT
  3. PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP

PHASE 4: Characters 

  1. DRAWING HEROES AND SIDEKICKS
  2. DRAWING ANIMALS
  3. DRAWING VILLAINS AND MONSTERS
  4. POSING CHARACTERS – CHILDREN’S BOOK EDITION
  5. STYLIZING HUMAN CHARACTERS
  6. BREATHING LIFE INTO YOUR CHARACTER DESIGNS

PHASE 5: Illustration 

  1. CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT DESIGN
  2. VISUAL STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES
  3. MIXED MEDIA-WATERCOLOR AND DIGITAL
  4. LUMINOUS LIGHTING IN MIXED MEDIA
  5. ILLUSTRATING CHILDREN’S BOOKS PART1

Also, in a previous post, I posted a list of where you can find SVSLearn, Jake Parker, Will Terry, and Lee White online at their sites & social media accounts where they share additional tips & advice (be sure to go to their YouTube accounts): http://quietyell.com/2016/12/28/svslearn-team/

More Drawn & Drafted Live Podcasts

Posted on May 23, 2017

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DrawnAndDrafted.com (Also DearArtDirector.tumblr.com) has been having live podcasts that have been wonderful. The podcasts are held on Crowdcast.io. D&D’s profile is Crowdcast.io/drawnanddrafted where upcoming podcasts can be registered for and previous ones can be replayed. I also posted about the first four here

DrawnAndDrafted.com is led by Lauren Panepinto (Creative Director of Orbit Books and Yen Press: Twitter | Instagram | Orbit Books Profile) and Marc Scheff (Artist/Art Director : TwitterInstagram | MarcScheff.com)

Here are the next upcoming podcasts:

Tue, May 30, 2017 12:00 PM CST
ProjectCast with Stephanie Law (and her six figure Kickstarter strategy)

 

Mon, Jun 12, 2017 08:30 AM CST
ProjectCast with Darren Yeow (The Etchr Art Satchel)

 

Drawn & Drafted Live Podcasts

Posted on May 5, 2017

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DrawnAndDrafted.com (Also DearArtDirector.tumblr.com) has live podcasts lined up and they are sure to be great. The podcasts are held on Crowdcast.io. D&D’s profile is Crowdcast.io/drawnanddrafted

Their Podcast Vision:

We miss the days of live studio audiences, so we’re bringing it back.

While we’re talking you can be on a group chat, with a separate area to ask questions. Vote up your favorite questions and we’ll answer them. 

DrawnAndDrafted.com is led by Lauren Panepinto (Creative Director of Orbit Books and Yen Press: Twitter | Instagram | Orbit Books Profile) and Marc Scheff (Artist/Art Director : TwitterInstagram | MarcScheff.com)

Here are the upcoming podcasts:

Fri, May 5, 2017 12:00 PM CST
ProjectCast with Thomas James (Escape from Illustration Island)

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Mon, May 15, 2017 4:00 PM CST
ProjectCast with Kyle Webster (Kyle’s Brushes)

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Fri, May 19, 2017 3:00 PM CST
Project Cast with Jon Schindehette (The Art Order)

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Mon, May 22, 2017 12:00 PM CST
ProjectCast with Dan Dos Santos(Muddy Colors)

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The Escape From Illustration Island podcast is back

Posted on Apr 25, 2017

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The Escape From Illustration Island podcast is back after a 5 year break!

https://illustrationage.com/podcast/

“Conversations with Illustrators, Art Directors, Art Reps, and other creative professionals about the Illustration industry and a lot more!”

Hosted by Thomas James, thomasjamesillustration.com & goodjobtommy.com, the first interview (Episode 83) is with Martin Gee, ohmgee.com, Senior Art Director at TIME and freelance illustrator based in New York :

The first “real” episode of the newly returned Escape from Illustration Island Podcast features an in-depth conversation with Martin Gee, Illustrator and Senior Art Director of TIME Magazine! We talk about some pretty interesting stuff like growing up Star Wars, that time he accidentally won an emmy, and then that other time he gave his pet snake to his best friend, kind of.

Oh, and plenty of illustration talk, of course! Martin proved to be an amazingly open and generous guest, and this hour-long episode is packed with music, insight and fun!

Direct Link to Ep. 83

Pretty good one. Now I’m going back through and listening from the start.

Also, Thomas James was to be interviewed by Drawn & Drafted, drawnanddrafted.com, yesterday but due to technical issues, it will be rescheduled. Sign up for D&D’s enews to get an update of when this is rescheduled.

Character Design Quarterly Magazine Kickstarter by 3DTotal

Posted on Apr 21, 2017

I found out about 3DTotal’s Kickstarter just a couple of hours before it ended (04/19/17). How could I have missed that?! Especially when it is for a new magazine, Character Design Quarterly: “A new magazine bringing expert insights and leading techniques to illustrators, artists and character enthusiasts worldwide”!

Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is an exciting new print magazine for illustrators, artists, animators and character art enthusiasts. Releasing four times a year, the magazine will offer inspirational and educational articles, tutorials and interviews from top industry professionals specifically geared to helping artists hone their character design skills. This unique, engaging magazine will provide a regular stream of insider knowledge and illuminating advice from experienced professionals and freelancers to help artists of all skill levels improve their workflow and designs.

The first issue is already in production so we can proudly announce that it will feature instructive tutorials by Max Grecke, Shaun Bryant, Simone Grünewald, and Brett Bean. We also have interviews with the creative people behind the multi-award-winning animation studio Blue Zoo, and up-and-coming character designer Amanda Jolly who talks about her exciting career working for companies including Warner Animation Group and Disney TVA. Get top tips from the likes of Loish, Randy Bishop and many more besides, plus learn about the creation of the first issue’s amazing cover image by CreatureBox!

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Here are the links:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1906838062/character-design-quarterly

shop.3DTotal.com
3DTotal.com
Instagram.com/3DTotal/
Twitter.com/3DTotal/

Character Design Quarterly to feature:

Randy Bishop
Randybishopart.com
Instagram.com/randybishopart/

Brett Bean
Drawntoitstudios.com
Instagram.com/brett2dbean/

Loish (Lois Van Baarle)
Loish.net
Instagram.com/loisvb/

CreatureBox
Creaturebox.com
Instagram.com/creaturebox/

Max Grecke
Maxgrecke.artstation.com
Instagram.com/maxgrecke/

Shaun Bryant
Art-bomb.com
Instagram.com/shaun_bryant/

Simone Grünewald
Schmoesi.tumblr.com/
Instagram.com/schmoedraws/

And more…