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About Digital Art / Professional Echo ChernikFemale/United States Group :iconvintage-spirit: Vintage-Spirit
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Kvothe (Official) by echo-x Kvothe (Official) :iconecho-x:echo-x 83 4 Reflections by Echo Chernik by echo-x
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Reflections by Echo Chernik :iconecho-x:echo-x 79 4
Poppies by Echo Chernik by echo-x
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Poppies by Echo Chernik :iconecho-x:echo-x 55 5
Name of the Wind Characters by echo-x Name of the Wind Characters :iconecho-x:echo-x 13 1 Kites by echo-x Kites :iconecho-x:echo-x 67 1 Tequila Cthulhu by echo-x Tequila Cthulhu :iconecho-x:echo-x 199 5 Owl Queen by echo-x
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Owl Queen :iconecho-x:echo-x 257 11
Tortoise and the Hair by echo-x
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Treasured Birds by echo-x
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Name of the Wind Card Art by echo-x Name of the Wind Card Art :iconecho-x:echo-x 16 1 Falcon Queen by echo-x Falcon Queen :iconecho-x:echo-x 154 3 Goddess of Tea by Echo Chernik Coloring Page by echo-x Goddess of Tea by Echo Chernik Coloring Page :iconecho-x:echo-x 24 1 Crane Queen by echo-x Crane Queen :iconecho-x:echo-x 123 8 Falcon Queen (Freyja) Sketch Work in Progress by echo-x Falcon Queen (Freyja) Sketch Work in Progress :iconecho-x:echo-x 86 3 Champagne Cthulhu by echo-x Champagne Cthulhu :iconecho-x:echo-x 254 9 Someone is Sleeping in My Bed by echo-x
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Echo Chernik
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Hi! I have over fifteen years of experience as a professional commercial artist in the advertising field, and five years as an instructor of graphics and digital illustration at pratt institute, westchester community college, marymount manhattan and skidmore cci. I specializes in art nouveau influenced poster design, adverisements, package design and bookcovers.

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I am a traditionally trained artist - graduate of pratt institute, summa cum laude (presidents award for academic excellence). A traditional background in art focuses on skills such as drawing and painting as well as perspective and color theory. This allows me to translate the client's concept into whatever media best suits the job - therefore I am a very versatile artist, who is not limited by any one medium.

2017 Appearance Schedule
  • Emerald City Comic Con - Seattle, 2019
  • Comic Con International - San Diego, 2019
  • GenCon - Indianapolis, 2019
  • DragonCon - Atlanta, 2019
One of the reasons I was gone from DeviantArt for so long was my appointment as the Coordinating Judge for the international Illustrators of the Future competition in Hollywood, CA.

For those who don't know - Illustrators of the Future is one of the most reputable competitions for aspiring illustrators in the world.

Here is why I think it is the best of all of them:

  1. It's free to enter.
  2. Submit work you have already done.
  3. You keep the copyright of all of your work.
  4. Rolling submissions: You can submit every 3 months (but only win once).
  5. Twelve winners every year win $500 and a statue.
  6. One Grand Prize Winner wins an extra $5,000 and a bigger statue.
  7. Win an all-expense trip to Hollywood, CA from anywhere in the world.
  8. Win a week long seminar on the business of illustration from the top names in the industry.
  9. Win a black-tie award ceremony on a Hollywood stage streamed live and on youtube.
  10. Get published in a best-selling book: Writers of the Future

The complete list of judges (past and present) is here:…

Here is a short list of other judges, past and present:
  • Frank Frazetta
  • Wil Eisner
  • Jack Kirby
  • Frank Kelly Fries
  • Larry Elmore
  • Dave Dorman
  • Bob Eggleton
  • and me
As Coordinating Judge, my job has several responsibilities. First, I go through all of the submissions and narrow them down to a select few as nominations for the rest of the judges to consider. I lead the seminar and coordinate with other Judges and Guest Lecturers. Best of all, I get to announce the Grand Prize Winner on stage and hand them their award statue, seeing the tears in their eyes.

This year I am taking on a new role. Every Illustrator Winner is given an assignment to illustrate one of 12 stories from that year's volume of Writers of the Future. Those stories are the winning entries from the sister competition Writers of the Future, with such amazing judges as Larry Niven, Nnedi Okorafor, and Orson Scott Card. As the new art director for these stories, I will be personally assisting winners create their best work for that publication. From those final 12 illustrations, the Grand Prize Winner will be selected.

Previous winners of Writers of the Future include Pat Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), Nnedi Okorafor (Binti), and Dave Wolverton (The Runelords).

Enter as an illustrator here:…

Enter as a Writer here:…

Writers of the Future and Illustrators of the Future are the legacy of L. Ron Hubbard, funded by his Trust and managed by Galaxy Press, developed for the exclusive purpose of promoting the best from new generations of science fiction and fantasy.

Ignore the trolls: So far, none of the winners have ever been Scientologists and no one has converted. I don't know a single judge of the writers or illustrators who is a member of the COS, either. It's an altruistic competition run by people who love the genres and want to encourage the future of it. If you are serious about writing or illustrating science fiction and fantasy, and are still considered an amateur - enter immediately. You literally have everything to gain and nothing to lose.


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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx

Hope to see you there some time :heart:

FracturedPerception Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! Love your work! It is superb! <3!

Out of curiosity, why use Illustrator? Why not stick with Photoshop for the entire thing? Doesn't PS have much of the same tools as well?
echo-x Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply. Illustrator is a dedicated Vector program with many many many more vector tools available. Photoshop is great - but can't do what I need it to do with vectors.
FrzKey Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017   Writer
I really wish I could get some of your Dessert Cthulhu's as cellphone cases right about now.
AnonymousModel Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work!
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