Janna van Vliet
Janna van Vliet
Amsterdam
Careerswitching towards visdev in animation industry. Learning the fundamentals at this moment.
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Maybe trying to delete the cache might help :) Just press Ctrl+Shift and remove button. Than in the menu you select for the timescale "all" and just select the cache. Than delete. Would be great if you could let me know if it works :)
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Janna van Vliet
Still "comment not found". So for my problem this did not work. But I am also still getting used to this forum structure. So maybe you did not address this helpful insight to me :D
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Janna van Vliet
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Janna van Vliet
I hope this is the right place! My problem is similar. I use Chrome and my notifications menu does not seem to work. When I click on the notification it either directs me to somewhere completely different but every notification directs to that same different post or it says that the comment could not be found. So I have to go through everything manually.
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Roberto C
Hi! I'm Roberto, I'm 39. Graduated in 2019 in animation and I've been practicing since to become a character designer. I know I started really old and age is a factor against me, but it's something I feel I could be good at professionally. My problem, is that the more I practice, the more I see my work getting weirder (maybe it's not that weird maybe it's a matter of practicing more fundamentals?), I think I don't really fit in the feature and tv animation market, and I'm a bit lost right now. I want to prepare my portfolio and focus on finding work, but not sure where to send it or where my current style would be well received. It's because of this that I can't decide on what ideas or concepts to work on my portfolio and I end up practicing my fundamentals a lot more than creating ideas and I see my goal getting farther and farther away. I definitely feel stuck. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
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Janna van Vliet
Hi @Roberto C What a wonderful post! I am 36 reschooling myself to get into visdev. So on this part I can relate and just had to comment! Thank you! Regarding the rest of your story. From what I have learned so far from binging the animation industry is that you will need to cater your portfolio. So if you would want to work on family guy you will make a different one than you would for Disney. Some of the personal work you are showing here can still function as a cool addition. You show you can push shapes and have a weird mind. If you can then show how you would add to the company's show I think you will rock! You will bring something new to the table! Like marrying what you can do with what they do! Lightbox2020 had a lot of videos with recruiters, talking about how to get into the industry. You should def link them and show these together with some "married" ones. They can tell you what your next steps would be. I am no professional. As I said, I am still working on that. And this is an excerpt on what I have picked up in the last three years binging the industry. I do hope this helps! And nice work!
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Peter Anton
The flow that I learned is: 1) block in: using lines to establish shadow shapes 2) add shadows: only one value. Forget about all that reflected light. Squint to simplify and compress shadows! 3) add transitions. This is where we add the midtones If this sounds like a way you want to work, Jon Hardesty's "Essentials of Realism" on Schoolism is great. I'll attach some images of the stuff I've done as his mentee. New Masters Academy can also teach you cast drawing
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Janna van Vliet
I really love this. I totally downloaded the image to flip the canvas to maybe spot something helpful. But I think I will just have to agree with this art work. Really well done! Also, Jon Hardesty is such a knowledgeable and skilled artist, 10/10 recommend. I hope others will be able to help you better then me :D
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The Asian Sam
Hello Mr. Cranford. I am a student artist and I just starting out 4 years ago. I am learning what’s works and what doesn’t and I don’t have a consistent style yet. I attached some of my favorite characters I drew and I would like to ask you what’s working with my design and drawing so I can focus more on it. I am trying to figure out what I will do in the industry. As a Hearthstone battleground fan I am appreciated your help!
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Janna van Vliet
Just quick pop in! I wanted to say I really love your colours on the cat-girl character!
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John Avila
Hi Jeremy I'm really early in this "art" thing. I'm a 16 year old highschool student and would love to be a concept artist in the future like you Jeremy. I would also like to do my own Sci Fi projects on the side. I know there is so much to learn and it could be overwhelming at times, what are things that I must improve on that I'm probably missing, how would you approach on learning them :)
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Janna van Vliet
Wow, your work is really cool already! Look into atmospherical perspective, that will give an immediate boost to these! And look into value checking ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K6H2OdBVlE second tip on this video of Marco Bucci vid) that will pop your characters! Really cool work! I wish I had done these when I was 16!
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Janna van Vliet
Hi all! I am sorry I am only seeing this now. So I hope it is okay to fill up this thread a bit more! A collection of merms is always cool, right? So here a some of mine. Thank you @Gabriel Kahn for starting this thread, I think this is def a good idea! Maybe Mermay posts will keep trickling in through the year. Really love the colors on your merm! very nice contrast on the face!
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saranya
I'm working on a Mermay project where i turn humans into mermaids! I'm gonna draw 5 in total, 2 done 3 remaining! yay!!!
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Janna van Vliet
That is so fun to do!! I did this to my gesture studies! I do have some "issues" with the design of the tails. Where does human anatomy stop and Fish anatomy begin? Plus the fins.. they should be sturdy right? Otherwise it would not be able to move those body proportions. But sturdy does not look elegant. meh! Did you come into such ponderings? :D
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Cyril Cory
Hey Gabriel, I like how you made the light patterns on the skin caused by the waves! Here is mine, it's colored pencils on mid-tone paper
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Janna van Vliet
I love this design!
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Janna van Vliet
Is this, by any chance, online? :D
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Ruth Salmun
Hi Jeremy, Stan, everyone, I honestly don't have a portfolio I can show right now, I'm in the middle of my foundation. I have more of a technical question. I am going to return to my anatomy studies and Im going to take a new render course, but before that I studied viscom but I didn't do enough practice like FZD level. The thing is, I want to be a creature designer and I already have a strong foundation in sketching, perspective, render, I took an environment sketching course, I finished how to draw and how to render and did a few exercises of viscom from FZD by following some students examples (from the internet, I don't study there, Im studying on my own). But I decided that I could move on to anatomy since its more a priority. The thing is, I don't know if this was a good decision, it would help me to get an expert opinion. I feel like right now even though I have a good foundation I'm really lacking in anatomy and need a stronger grasp on digital painting. (I know I also need to learn a lot of design and other stuff, but Im following a curriculum and right now I'm more like mid level). I also have a second question. What happens if you live in Latin America and don't have a 4 years degree, can you still get a job at a foreign country? How is the work visa solved?
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Janna van Vliet
Oh man! I can relate to this problem! I am going through the same thing. Never really knowing for certain when you pick the right topic. I can advice a mentorship, because then you get some guidance. Even if it is just those 30 minutes of Steven Silver? (Never tried him specifically before tho). Regarding your second question I will def hang in with you. My degree is not art related. (I am career switching as it were) and everything I hear about visa just sounds so complicated. Do you follow Toniko Pantoja (YT)? I found his talk on VISA quite enlightening. But it still sounds like quite a hassle!
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Ned (AlbinoCroc)
Hello Jeremy, pleased to have you here! My name is Ned and I am an aspiring freelance illustrator. I would love to make images for card games such as MtG and/or make promo material (illustrations) for games like DnD or online videogames as well. My question is about getting the first art job: should I aim for the top and send my portfolio to big studios like WoTC? Or should I focus more of my energy into making an online presence and let smaller companies discover my art organically? If so, how should I market myself/ on which websites best to post artwork to cater to potential employers who might find my work specifically relevant to their project? Sorry if that was a lot of questions, I appreciate the opportunity :) Kind regards, Ned
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Janna van Vliet
I would like to add m'self to the list of admirers! Those colours! Def shoot for the stars! If the moon discovers you in the meantime you can always go for that. Really nice work!
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Polina
Hi! My name is Polina. I live in Russia. I graduated from art college and now I'm a freelancer. I like to learn something new, create my own personal projects and fulfill orders! I draw mostly on paper with a black pen and watercolors. https://www.artstation.com/poli_andr I really want to learn how to draw in photoshop or illustrator. I have an iPad and I draw sometimes in the procreate program. I want to learn how to draw concept art of characters, nature, portraits. I'm currently drawing my own comic book. This comic will be in a dark style, just like my drawings. I love warhammer and comics. I also play hearthstone! Give me some advice is it worth studying Photoshop or can you do just drawing on paper and achieve success in this ?
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Janna van Vliet
Digital is faster and very easy to share, correct or collaborate with. This will be important for the professional industry. From what I've heard Procreate is upcoming in the industry. But I am no professional. But it will definitely be worth it. Traditional and digital support each other when it comes to learning too. So all benefits! Nice art! Keep it up!
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Doug Dominicali
Hi Jeremy. I'm Doug Dominicali. I'm an 2D artist that love Hearthstone artwork. I draw things but I draw them bad, I want to draw them less bad so I can work with you =D Any feedback on my portfolio/artwork will be immensely appreciated... please don't take easy, I want you to hurt my feelings
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Janna van Vliet
Wow! You have pushed some perspectives there! Really cool! Love the two (caricature) portraits as well!
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karthik s
Hi , my name is Karthik. I live in India. I have been doing digital art for the last couple of years. I'm currently 18 years old. My aim is to develop a career as Illustrator / Concept Artist in gaming and film industry. Most of my skills that I have learned are acquired from the internet. I just wanted to know if I am going in the right path. If not what do you think I should be doing in order to be in the right path. Thanks.
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Janna van Vliet
I'd say you are on the right path. Drawing everyday is good anyways. If you want to do concept you could show more environments/props/characters like @Mercè Monistrol just did in his post. For illustration, focus more on story, like that tattoo piece and the cockpit piece and the Mario piece. But really cool work! keep it up!
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Michael Yang
Hi I'm Michael and I'm still in high school (but soon to be graduating.) I love art but I'm not quite sure what to delve into yet. I have touched bases in a lot of different areas and part of me wants to get good at everything, but I realize I have to specialize in things if I want to work in the industry. Would love to know what you think!
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Janna van Vliet
I would just keep drawing, and when you find the thing you really really really love doing, specialize in that. I love your boatscene btw. Very cool!
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Mercè Monistrol
Hi, I'm Mercè! I'm a concept art/Illustration student. I love Fantasy and I'm a big fan of World of Warcraft and Hearthstone style. I would like to work on a big project as a concept artist and I want to improve my art and take it as far as I can. Here you can see my last personal project. I've been working on this for one month and a half but it's still in progress. I just want to know what I can improve or the mistakes I should change. Thanks a lot for your attention and have a nice day!
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Janna van Vliet
These pages are pretty #goals! One day I can do these too! I am absolutely drewling over your interior/environment page!
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Pierre Fourtina
Hello Jeremy ! I have seen your work before but didn't know it was you ! Respect ! Thank you also for your time for doing this. I am Pierre, I have studied at University in Computer Animation Arts but I decided to specialise myself into Character Design. I really to make a career out of it. Any feedback, any tips, anything would be amazing and appreciated. It feels that passion and hard work is not enough so I would ask, what does it take to get a job ? What do recruiters look at in a portfolio ? Thank you again for your time. Have a wonderful day Keep safe
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Janna van Vliet
Wow! great work! I also really love your sketchy stuff. Those black on greys are so beautiful!
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Aaryan Rana
Hi, I'm Aaryan. I'm a 19 year old student who is preparing for entrance into the medical field but I was always inclined towards art and still am. I mostly draw from references but I want to develop my own style as well and I'm trying to do it. I haven't learnt any form of art formally. I'd appreciate if you could guide me towards the path that I shall take if I want to go into the art field professionally. I'm attaching the various types of works which I have done recently
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Janna van Vliet
Nice work! For Guidance I would advice you to go for a mentorship. You could watch the second season of the Draftsmen podcast. Because that season is all about self-study vs school. They also have a separate episode on mentorships. A mentor can guide you personally which will always give you great results and great answers. At least, my two terms with Tiffanie Mang did that for me. Regarding finding a style, just draw every day and the style will find you! That being said, I really love your calf! <3
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