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MJNL
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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!

~Marina

WotF Winner Q1 2012 (Vol. 29)

WotF Finalist Q2 2010 (Vol. 27)
WotF Finalist Q4 2011 (Vol. 28)
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Topic starter Posted : November 14, 2011 3:41 am
MJNL
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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 .

~Marina

WotF Winner Q1 2012 (Vol. 29)

WotF Finalist Q2 2010 (Vol. 27)
WotF Finalist Q4 2011 (Vol. 28)
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http://twitter.com/#!/MarinaLostetter

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Topic starter Posted : November 14, 2011 3:44 am
Martin L. Shoemaker
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Yeehaa, Marina! Fantastic! Keep us informed!

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Posted : November 14, 2011 3:57 am
MJNL
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Thank you, Martin. I sure will.

~Marina

WotF Winner Q1 2012 (Vol. 29)

WotF Finalist Q2 2010 (Vol. 27)
WotF Finalist Q4 2011 (Vol. 28)
http://lostetter.wordpress.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/MarinaLostetter

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Topic starter Posted : November 14, 2011 5:21 am
soulmirror
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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!


( M.C. Escher )

Great idea for a thread, Marina!

P'arriba Illustrators!
"Viddy well, droogs!" (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE) wotf008

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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Posted : November 14, 2011 8:42 am
MJNL
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Yes, make the art work for you! wotf010

~Marina

WotF Winner Q1 2012 (Vol. 29)

WotF Finalist Q2 2010 (Vol. 27)
WotF Finalist Q4 2011 (Vol. 28)
http://lostetter.wordpress.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/MarinaLostetter

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Topic starter Posted : November 14, 2011 8:55 am
kyle
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Congratulations, Marina!

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Posted : November 14, 2011 10:30 am
MJNL
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Thank you!

~Marina

WotF Winner Q1 2012 (Vol. 29)

WotF Finalist Q2 2010 (Vol. 27)
WotF Finalist Q4 2011 (Vol. 28)
http://lostetter.wordpress.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/MarinaLostetter

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Topic starter Posted : November 14, 2011 4:35 pm
gower21
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Awesome Marina!

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

Tina
http://www.smashedpicketfences.com

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Posted : December 7, 2011 9:40 am
MJNL
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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

~Marina

WotF Winner Q1 2012 (Vol. 29)

WotF Finalist Q2 2010 (Vol. 27)
WotF Finalist Q4 2011 (Vol. 28)
http://lostetter.wordpress.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/MarinaLostetter

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Topic starter Posted : February 15, 2012 3:45 am
kyle
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Congrats again, Marina!

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Posted : February 15, 2012 6:47 am
gower21
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Awesome Marina! I love the style you chose, really amplifies the fantasy theme.

Tina
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Posted : February 15, 2012 11:17 am
Grayson Morris
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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.

Much madness is divinest sense, to a discerning eye; much sense, the starkest madness. (Emily Dickinson)
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Posted : February 15, 2012 5:48 pm
morshana
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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.

Jeanette Gonzalez

HM x4, SHM x2, F x1

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Posted : February 16, 2012 8:11 am
soulmirror
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Very nice art indeed, Marina!


'The only tyrant we accept in this world is the still voice within.' -Gandhi
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Posted : February 17, 2012 4:08 am
MJNL
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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!

~Marina

WotF Winner Q1 2012 (Vol. 29)

WotF Finalist Q2 2010 (Vol. 27)
WotF Finalist Q4 2011 (Vol. 28)
http://lostetter.wordpress.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/MarinaLostetter

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Topic starter Posted : February 19, 2012 5:35 am
Preston Dennett
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Congrats to the winning illustrators, Camber, Talia & Maricela!

Preston Dennett
HM x 12
F x 1
Winner, 2nd place, Q1, Volume 35
39 stories published! (and counting!)

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Posted : August 24, 2015 3:52 pm
jonwan
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Congratulations, guys! You are awesome!

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