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by Stephen Stanley
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 41777

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

For entering the contest it does NOT matter the dimensions of your original art. What the contest is requesting is that your artwork be presented at a size that will fit on an 8.5" x 11" rectangle. Your original art can be landscape, portrait, round or square, as long as your submission fi...
by Stephen Stanley
Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 41777

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Ron Lindahn is the coordinating judge for IotF. This position does not rotate. Ron also runs the workshop along with his wife Val. Ron picks the finalists. The judges (usually three) who decide the winners do rotate each quarter. You can resubmit an illustration that has not received a semifinalist ...
by Stephen Stanley
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: "Illustrators of the Future: First 25 Years" ...
Replies: 5
Views: 5278

Re: "Illustrators of the Future: First 25 Years" ...

First IotF was 1988. 2013 will be 25 years.
by Stephen Stanley
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 41777

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Wait wait wait! You can DO that? My brain just exploded a little. I have the same issue with having one or two strong pieces and then (at least) one that is suckitudinous. Yeah, it's one of those things that isn't in the "Rules," but if you hang around the various forums and bulletin boar...
by Stephen Stanley
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 41777

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Oh, in response to showing "weak" drawings. Portfolios don't work that way. I don't want anyone to see my "weak" work. My IotF page is a portfolio to interest art directors, not a "lesson" of examples (except for the sketches for the anthology drawing). I would argue th...
by Stephen Stanley
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 41777

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Anyone have any examples of purely computer generated art winning and/or being published? The gold award winner for Volume 20, Laura Diehl, works on a computer. Her entries and published illustrations were computer created. http://www.ldiehl.com/ Stephen Knox from Volume 24 showed us a stunning vid...
by Stephen Stanley
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 41777

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

I have created an Illustrators of the Future page on my website. It shows a partial selection of my entries, the winners (and the three that were disqualified the next quarter), my sketches for "Cruciger," and the published illustration. http://s2graphis.com/iotf.html For those of you who ...
by Stephen Stanley
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 41777

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

For what it's worth, I've finally created a website. I need to add more to it, but at least it is online and functional. http://www.s2graphis.com I plan to add two pages under illustration: All my IotF entires (or at least those I'm not embarrassed by now) and all the illustrations I've done for Shi...
by Stephen Stanley
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 132084

Re: Cover Work Shop

Article on cover illustration featuring Dan Dos Santos.

http://io9.com/5868176/how-i-drew-fireflys-mal-reynolds
by Stephen Stanley
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 41777

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

is there a standard or going rate for an image Short answer: no Long answer: http://www.graphicartistsguild.org/handbook/ Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook. Why: In many markets art is undervalued, especially on-line. If an artist posts an image on-line he/she can assume someone is going to appropriat...
by Stephen Stanley
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 41777

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

An 8.5" x 11" CYMK 300dpi tiff file is 32mb (the same file saved as a jpeg would be smaller — how much smaller would depend on the range of colors used). Three of those would be 96mb. A B&W (greyscale) 5" x 7" 300dpi tiff is 3mb. Again, a jpeg format file could be substantial...
by Stephen Stanley
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 41777

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Industry Standards. (I've written about this before, but things tend to get buried deep within Internet forums). For print (printing presses and many color laser printers): 300dpi (dots per inch, which is not the same as pixels per inch, but most people don't make the minute distinction between the ...
by Stephen Stanley
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 41777

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Wow, I'm really surprised by the "Minimum 5mb" file size. As you point out, a B&W (or greyscale) 300dpi, 5" x 7" (or even 8.5" x 11") image saved as a jpeg or other compression enabled format will be well under 5mb. I often scan my B&W art in at 600dpi or even 1...
by Stephen Stanley
Tue May 31, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 41777

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Ron Lindahn is the coordinating judge for IotF. I assume that since they now accept color and electronic submissions, that he and the finalist judges review the color work as submitted (i.e., prints or electronic). Perhaps Brad can get Ron to do a Q&A? The reproduction in the anthology is always...
by Stephen Stanley
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 41777

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

In a physical portfolio, it is okay to display art both vertically and horizontally (i.e., turning the portfolio to view a piece that is placed "sideways"). It might be wise to group them so that whoever is viewing doesn't have to keep turning the portfolio sidewise, and then back. In a di...

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