3rd Thursday

January 2018: Character Design Demo with Jake Parker

Illustration by Jake Parker.

Illustration by Jake Parker.

JANUARY 2018

HOST Jake Parker

Jake Parker, SVS instructor, professional illustrator, cartoonist, and creator of Inktober, takes us step-by-step through his process of designing a character - from initial sketches, to line drawing, to color.  

Lee White, and Will Terry join in to grill Jake, and field questions from viewers. Chock full of good info on everything from how to use reference photos without copying to tips for saving time in Photoshop.

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November 2017: What Makes A Picture Book A Bestseller?

Bestseller Picture Books.jpg

November 2017

HOST WILL TERRY

It's something everyone in the publishing industry wants to know - why do some books sell and some books don't?

We don't necessarily have the magic formula, but our special guest just might! Gene Nelson, who has served on the Caldecott AND Newbery award committees, joins us for our monthly 3rd Thursday webinar to help give us some insight into what makes a picture book a bestseller. 😊 With your host Will Terry.

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September 2017 - How To Do Art School Right with David Dibble

Image by Jake Parker.

Image by Jake Parker.

SEPTEMBER 2017

HOST JAKE PARKER

Is traditional art school worth it?? This month we talk with David Dibble, who teaches illustration at Brigham Young University in Utah, about how to make the most of your art school education.

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August 2017 - How To Find Your Artistic Style

Makers gonna make...Image by Lee White.

Makers gonna make...Image by Lee White.

AUGUST 2017
HOST LEE WHITE

This one is all about strategies that can help you solidify your own sense of style, which we all know can be quite a struggle! Pro illustrator Lee White shows you how to identify your style tribe, and make it your own.

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July 2017 - How To Get Freelance Work

Work it! Image by Will Terry .

Work it! Image by Will Terry.

JULY 2017
HOST WILL TERRY

Even the most talented artists in the world still need to look for work! Pro illustrator Will Terry shares his strategies for how to go about that whole awkward, uncomfortable job search ordeal. One topic we will for sure cover - concrete ways to build your contact list.

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June 2017 - Battling Creative Block

JUNE 2017
HOST JAKE PARKER

Creative Block: We've all been there. Maybe you're under a tight deadline, or you've just received an important art assignment, or you've finally got freetime to create something, but the muse isn't there. You just can't come up with any ideas! This month SVS tackles a problem that plagues every artist.

Professional artists Jake Parker, Will Terry, and Lee White discuss what causes creative block, and give their advice on how to combat it, and ultimately prevent it from happening in the future.

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December 2016 - How To Get Your First 10K Followers

December 2016
Hosted by Jake Parker

Exposure is essential for artists to get work and build an audience. Luckily you live in the year 2016 where (thanks to social media) it's never been easier for you to get noticed for your work and build a fanbase. In this webinar, Jake Parker shares his social media doctrine, best practices, and strategies that helped him get over 250,000 Instagram followers, 175,000 Facebook likes, and 50,000 YouTube subscribers. Jake will break down how to use each platform, how to engage followers, discuss current trends in social media, and what you should never, ever, ever-in-a-thousand-years, do on Instagram.

Available for streaming now with an active subscription here. Happy viewing!