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My Top 5 Inspirations!

Hello my friends! This is one of my first projects for my Capstone class. I have to name my top 5 contemporary artists that I admire, and then answer some questions about each! 

If I happen to get some of the answers wrong (I’m going to do my best to search through their blogs and stuff to find them) feel free to contact me so I can change them! ^^ THANK YOU AND ENJOY MY FAVORITES AS MUCH AS I DO.

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Artist: Jasmin Darnell

What specific qualities in their work makes them special or
unique? I think her line work and amount of detail is absolutely beautiful. She used to have a lot more design-based images, but even with her more simple compositions like this one, I still find them stunning. 
What markets do they work in? I would say Freelance work
What clients have they produced work for? I believe she mostly just does private commissions.
What social media are they actively engaged in? Tumblr, Deviantart, Facebook, Twitter, and Storenvy.

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Artist: Anna Dittmann

What specific qualities in their work makes them special or
unique? I love drawing portraits, myself, and I think her female portraits are gorgeous and so well done. They are kind of abstract, but not enough to the point where I don’t get it. The mixture of femininity and nature is something I really admire. I’m also a fan of how she works with her medium, manipulating the digital painting to look like watercolors. 
What markets do they work in? Freelance
What clients have they produced work for? Private Commissions only, from what I have seen. 
What social media are they actively engaged in? Deviantart, Facebook,Tumblr, Behance, Linkedin

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Artist: Abigail Larson

What specific qualities in their work makes them special or
unique? I think the combination of her style, subjects and medium draw me in. Her style is a little creepy, which goes along well with the themes she chooses (which are often fairytales/myths/monsters…etc). Her loose, yet seemingly calculated, use of her watercolors and inks are fun and beautiful. 
What markets do they work in? Freelance, Book Illustrations, Gallery Shows
What clients have they produced work for? She has illustrated several books, one being "Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World" written by Alex Giannini. She also participated in several gallery shows, and private commissions.
What social media are they actively engaged in? Facebook, Deviantart, Twitter, Tumblr

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Artist: Emily Smith

What specific qualities in their work makes them special or
unique? I specifically like the shaping in her work. I like how everything just flows throughout the page. Her colors are usually really soft too, which I like a lot.
What markets do they work in? Freelance
What clients have they produced work for? I’m not entirely sure, I knows she sells at conventions, but I she does private commissions as well.
What social media are they actively engaged in? Tumblr, Deviantart

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Artist: Loish

What specific qualities in their work makes them special or
unique? Her character designs stand out most to me. I think I really like the way she paints faces/mouths/eyes. I’ve noticed she has a lot of great color schemes too…Like in the above picture, I love the pops of chromatic color. I like that she doesn’t stick to the natural colors.
What markets do they work in? Freelance Illustrator and Animator
What clients have they produced work for? N/A, private commissions
What social media are they actively engaged in? Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Deviantart, Vimeo, Linkedin, Behance

I’m just letting everyone know, I am going to be using this blog for some class projects! So there should be more stuff coming soon! (plus I’m actually getting back to my own work too, so that’s always fun!)

Please don’t mind my theme right now, I’m trying to make it somewhat interesting??? But I have no idea how, so just bear with me haha! If anyone could tell me how the heck to change my background color to anything but white, please do so. It would be appreciated!

Reblogged from shanalikeanna  15 notes
shanalikeanna:

Hey everyone!! I said I would be posting something about my threadless design, and here it is!!
It would be very much appreciated if you could take your time to rate my image a 5!
As most of you know, i’ve been having a lot of issues with trying to save up my money for this upcoming school year, even with two jobs I’m hardly making anything…But if I win this contest I will win $2000, which would really really help me out a whole lot! Especially since I’m also trying to put some money aside for my apartment after I graduate!
So please click this link and vote my image a 5! <3
https://www.threadless.com/designs/midnight-stroll-2
Thank you guys so much!! Don’t forget to reblog and share with as many people as you can!!

This is your last chance to vote!! Voting for my image ends some time tomorrow morning, so run on over and give me a rate! :)

shanalikeanna:

Hey everyone!! I said I would be posting something about my threadless design, and here it is!!

It would be very much appreciated if you could take your time to rate my image a 5!

As most of you know, i’ve been having a lot of issues with trying to save up my money for this upcoming school year, even with two jobs I’m hardly making anything…But if I win this contest I will win $2000, which would really really help me out a whole lot! Especially since I’m also trying to put some money aside for my apartment after I graduate!

So please click this link and vote my image a 5! <3

https://www.threadless.com/designs/midnight-stroll-2

Thank you guys so much!! Don’t forget to reblog and share with as many people as you can!!

This is your last chance to vote!! Voting for my image ends some time tomorrow morning, so run on over and give me a rate! :)

Hey everyone!! I said I would be posting something about my threadless design, and here it is!!
It would be very much appreciated if you could take your time to rate my image a 5!
As most of you know, i&#8217;ve been having a lot of issues with trying to save up my money for this upcoming school year, even with two jobs I&#8217;m hardly making anything&#8230;But if I win this contest I will win $2000, which would really really help me out a whole lot! Especially since I&#8217;m also trying to put some money aside for my apartment after I graduate!
So please click this link and vote my image a 5! &lt;3
https://www.threadless.com/designs/midnight-stroll-2
Thank you guys so much!! Don&#8217;t forget to reblog and share with as many people as you can!!

Hey everyone!! I said I would be posting something about my threadless design, and here it is!!

It would be very much appreciated if you could take your time to rate my image a 5!

As most of you know, i’ve been having a lot of issues with trying to save up my money for this upcoming school year, even with two jobs I’m hardly making anything…But if I win this contest I will win $2000, which would really really help me out a whole lot! Especially since I’m also trying to put some money aside for my apartment after I graduate!

So please click this link and vote my image a 5! <3

https://www.threadless.com/designs/midnight-stroll-2

Thank you guys so much!! Don’t forget to reblog and share with as many people as you can!!

Back at it again at Threadless

This post will be shorter than the last one I made. I entered another threadless contest for a hoodie design. I wanted it to be more graphic than I usually paint or draw, and simply but interesting. 

https://www.threadless.com/designs/mermaid-cove

Same as with the last contest, I could win $2000 if I get enough ‘5’ votes. So if you could take the time to help me out, that would be fantastic and much appreciated <3