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Postby MJNL » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:41 am

Writers have a place to share their writing successes, but the illustrators don’t, which is just unfair.

So here’s the thread where we can all share our art and illustration achievements. Were you hired to illustrate a story? Do cover art? Nominated for an award? Win an award? Have a gallery showing? Let us know!
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Re: Success!

Postby MJNL » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:44 am

I was hired to do an illustration for a semi-pro antho. It's my first illustration job, and I'm so excited!

I've actually done most of it already, even though the contract hasn't come through yet. This anthology has been really transparent with their processes, though, so I'm not concerned. And even if something wonky happens an it all falls through, well, I guess I've got a piece I could send to the contest wotf011 .
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:57 am

Yeehaa, Marina! Fantastic! Keep us informed!
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Postby MJNL » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:21 am

Thank you, Martin. I sure will.
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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:42 pm

MJNL wrote:Writers have a place to share their writing successes, but the illustrators don’t, which is just unfair.

So here’s the thread where we can all share our art and illustration achievements. Were you hired to illustrate a story? Do cover art? Nominated for an award? Win an award? Have a gallery showing? Let us know!


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Great idea for a thread, Marina!

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And congrats to you for your own success above!

Myself, I'm currently working on some self-paying projects for the moment, planning to e-publish / sell.
1) illustrations for short fiction
and
2) a shorter webcomix sort of thing

The theory being that in between paying art assignments (for me, still rare) we can be responsible for generating our own!
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Re: Success!

Postby MJNL » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:55 pm

Yes, make the art work for you! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby kyle » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:30 pm

Congratulations, Marina!

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Postby MJNL » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:35 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:40 pm

Awesome Marina!

I like that there is now an Art success thread. It did seem unbalanced.

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Re: Success!

Postby MJNL » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:45 am

Just wanted to let everyone know that the semi-pro antho I did work for is out. Now I can share my illustration:

http://mjnlostetter.deviantart.com/#/d4p5fal
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Re: Success!

Postby kyle » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:47 pm

Congrats again, Marina!

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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:17 pm

Awesome Marina! I love the style you chose, really amplifies the fantasy theme.

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Re: Success!

Postby Grayson Morris » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:48 pm

I wanted to post this at your gallery, on your Gear 3 wallpaper contest entry, but when I hit "post" DeviantArt wanted me to create an account...so I'll put it here instead:

This is amazing. You really capture the intensity, and you have a mastery of perspective for depth, and of showing emotion. I love the way his index finger almost comes out of the page. Stunning work.


I think that's your best piece up there, Marina. I like the others, but that one is phenomenal. It makes me pretty certain you'll win IotF at some point.
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:11 pm

Congratulations, Marina! And after Grayson's post, I checked out the Gears of War 3 illustration, too. Fantastic! =)

I take it you've played the game? I played Gears of War 2.
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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:08 am

Very nice art indeed, Marina!
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Re: Success!

Postby MJNL » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:35 am

Aw, thank you everyone. You all are so sweet.

The style of the "Crow" piece is largely due to the guidance of the art dirrector, and I think it fits the story really well.

I'm glad you all like the GOW illustration. I haven't played the game, but deviant art was having a big GOW3 promotional contest and I thought I's join in to see if I could do "gritty"--so it's nice to see such favorable reactions to a piece that was largely experimental.

Hugs all!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:52 pm

Congrats to the winning illustrators, Camber, Talia & Maricela!


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