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Echo Chernik is the coordinating judge of the Illustrators of the Future contest in Hollywood, California.

Any Sci-Fi/Fantasy illustrator anywhere is eligible to enter as long as:
  1. they are unpublished to be judged by famous professional illustrators
  2. they are capable of understanding English enough to enter the contest
The only criteria for winning is talent and skill.

It is free to enter (unlike other contests) and winners receive AMAZING prizes:
  • $1,000 for 12 winners
  • Additional $4,000 to one winner
  • A black-tie award ceremony in Hollywood, California at the FAMOUS Wilshire-Ebell theatre.
  • Amazing award statues for everyone!
  • Publication in the perennial New York Times Best Selling "Writers of the Future"
  • Meet heroes of illustration like Larry Elmore, Ciruello, Rob Prior, Echo Chernik
  • A week in Hollywood, CA
  • A week long course on "How to be a successful illustrator" taught by Echo Chernik and Lazarus Chernik 
  • Artists keep all copyrights of their work
Previous judges of this contest include Frank Frazetta, Will Eisner, Moebius, Jack Kirby, Stephan Martiniere, and many more.

About entering: Sci-Fi and Fantasy illustrators may submit once every three months per year. Every three months, three winners are selected and given $1,000. At the end of every year, the twelve winners are assigned an illustration for a story that will be published in Writers of the Future. In April of every year, the twelve total winners are brought to Hollywood, CA (travel and lodging paid by the contest) where they will meet each other, the judges, take a week long course on how to be a successful illustrator, and meet the writers of the stories that they illustrated (who are winners of the Writers of the Future award). One winner will be selected base on their final published illustration to receive the Golden Brush Award and an additional $4,000.

What the contest is:
The contest is a legacy funded by Galaxy Press as stipulated in the will of L. Ron Hubbard - who, as many know, was one of the most prolific Sci-Fi Fantasy writers of all time. Anyone from any background, nationality, religion, ethnicity, gender, sex, age, education level, (etc.) may enter and has an equal chance of winning.

What the contest is not:
The contest is independent of the Church of Scientology. It is not funded by the CoS in any way. Judges are not members of the CoS. There is no encouragement to know anything about the CoS before, during, or after the contest. 

This is as pure an opportunity as any young artist will ever have.

Enter here: www.writersofthefuture.com/ent…

Watch the 2017 award ceremony here:

 
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Playing: Malefeaux by Wyrd Miniatures
  • Drinking: Chai Tea Latte

ECHO ARCANA KICKSTARTER ENDS TODAY!


ECHO ARCANA is Echo Chernik's newest book. This one is all about the art she created for the Shadowrun "Sixth World Tarot" deck.

Amazing rewards include original paintings, extra books, and more!

Go to the Kickstarter now: www.kickstarter.com/projects/e…

EX-ARCA-Cover by echo-x
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Playing: Malefeaux by Wyrd Miniatures
  • Drinking: Chai Tea Latte
Now on Kickstarter! kck.st/1rqzylp

Echo Chernik, is now offering her art to color by yourself! 

2016-ColoringTarot-Splash-For-Twitter by echo-x


The Color Your Tarot by Echo Chernik is only $20
Tarot-Comp-Photo by echo-x

CYOT-Table-Flat 1500 by echo-x


The Coloring Portfolio is only $20
Folio by echo-x

FGRP-All-Goddesses by echo-x

Now on Kickstarter! kck.st/1rqzylp

#coloring #coloringbook #coloredpencil #colouring #colouringbook #coloringpage #colouringpage #artnouveau
  • Watching: Binging CSI-NY
  • Drinking: Chai Tea Latte

My newest piece Falcon Queen (Freyja) is now on Kickstarter!


Click here to view the Kickstarter now. www.kickstarter.com/pr…

I am so pleased to announce the FOURTH in a series of new, highly collectible Echo Chernik masterworks. These works will be available exclusively* on Kickstarter to my fans and collectors. The editions will be low, and will appreciate in value as their demand and popularity grows.

This piece, the fourth in this series is Falcon.  I've always loved falcons, since I was a child.  In fact, every time I see one, I automatically associate it with having good luck.  

I've also been saving one of my favorite birds to pair with one of my favorite models, and a good friend of mine - Roxana Hire.  She's one of the most intelligent, beautiful, elegant, and intelligent women that I know.  Yes, I used intelligent twice (she's that smart). 


Photo-original-2 by echo-x



Why Kickstarter?

The concept of a Kickstarter edition allows me the time that I need to create personal, High Art Nouveau masterpieces, while allowing you to be a part of the process, and to collect early edition pieces that will increase in rarity and desirability.

This is the THIRD of a series of designs. You will be able to collect all, or simply your favorites. I intend to do a Kickstarter campaign for each print. Both the first and second are still available, so this is a great place to start if you would like to have the entire collection. Especially since the low numbers of the run should appreciate in value. 

Once each campaign closes, we lock the edition numbers in. The extra prints and charms are only offered at the next winged woman kickstarter, until they are gone. So, can you get Raven, Swan or Crane? Yes! While the kickstarter is open, you can!

Previous Artwork

The first in the series, Swan Queen funded at over 350% of my goal with over 150 collectors contributing to this masterpiece. Additionally, the original master-work was sold shortly after the Kickstarter had closed.
79a470c7ed0da4467377b01856237892 Original by echo-x

 The second in the series, Raven Queen funded with over 223 collectors contributing to this masterpiece.
D0359551bcc77773a832dda31ec6b823 Original by echo-x

Crane Queen - was also a smashing success.
A6fceb38b9d7beec8c2c3258ab467412 Original.png by echo-x

And here is the sketch for Falcon Queen:

0e45b000c532278a930c7d9e34112cb1 Original by echo-x

Thank you for you attention and support.

echo chernik

#falcon #falcons #falconry #angel #artnouveau #pinup #sexybeautiful #beautifulwoman #wings #wingsangel #wingedwoman #wingedwomen
Echo Chernik's Champagne Cthulhu is 83% funded with only six (6) days left!


Champagne Cthulhu on Kickstarter Now! by echo-x


From Echo

Help me create this gorgeous, romantic vision in time to be shipped in time for Valentines Day!
I dream of creating a new Cthulhu for my dessert Cthulhu series. The most recent, addition, Absinthe Cthulhu also tempts me to create alcoholic drink versions for the series.  

Absinthe Cthulhu by Echo Chernik by echo-x


The sketches never do my pieces justice - I envision a strawberry blonde, with a low cut dress in the back. Her dress spills around and comes up around her like champagne being poured. Of course there are plenty of tentacles there to celebrate! This piece will have a beautiful light feel, and will have strawberries! The perfect valentines gift!The sketches never do my pieces justice - I envision a strawberry blonde, with a low cut dress in the back. Her dress spills around and comes up around her like champagne being poured. Of course there are plenty of tentacles there to celebrate! This piece will have a beautiful light feel, and will have strawberries! The perfect valentines gift!

Champagne Cthulhu on Kickstarter Now! by echo-x

Champagne (and Strawberries) Cthulhu by echo-x


Kickstarter has been very good to me. Among my previous Eight (8) Kickstarter successes are three art books and a Triptych in this same series.
When choosing which Cthulhu Pinup to create next, I was torn. Inspiration came like a popping cork! Champagne Cthulhu will the the ultimate in a romantic, beautiful touch. Subtle, bubbly, and with strawberries too.
With your help, I can create this masterpiece, and ship her in time to arrive before Valentines day! But time is short - so I am running a short kickstarter on this one. I will be posting updates as I work on her!
Launching New Years Eve - Arriving Valentines day! Help me bring her to life!! 
I need your help to make her a reality! After you back, be sure to share the link with others - and I will create, with your help, the most lovely, sensual, romantic Cthulhu yet!

Echo Chernik

kck.st/1mlmw6i

Help me create this gorgeous, romantic vision in time to be shipped in time for Valentines Day!

I dream of creating a new Cthulhu for my dessert Cthulhu series. The most recent, addition, Absinthe Cthulhu also tempts me to create alcoholic drink versions for the series.  

The sketches never do my pieces justice - I envision a strawberry blonde, with a low cut dress in the back. Her dress spills around and comes up around her like champagne being poured. Of course there are plenty of tentacles there to celebrate! This piece will have a beautiful light feel, and will have strawberries! The perfect valentines gift!The sketches never do my pieces justice - I envision a strawberry blonde, with a low cut dress in the back. Her dress spills around and comes up around her like champagne being poured. Of course there are plenty of tentacles there to celebrate! This piece will have a beautiful light feel, and will have strawberries! The perfect valentines gift!

Kickstarter has been very good to me. Among my previous Eight (8) Kickstarter successes are three art books and a Triptych in this same series.

When choosing which Cthulhu Pinup to create next, I was torn. Inspiration came like a popping cork! Champagne Cthulhu will the the ultimate in a romantic, beautiful touch. Subtle, bubbly, and with strawberries too.

With your help, I can create this masterpiece, and ship her in time to arrive before Valentines day! But time is short - so I am running a short kickstarter on this one. I will be posting updates as I work on her!

Launching New Years Eve - Arriving Valentines day! Help me bring her to life!! 

I need your help to make her a reality! After you back, be sure to share the link with others - and I will create, with your help, the most lovely, sensual, romantic Cthulhu yet!

Echo Chernik

I haven't posted much here lately because I've been completely swamped with work to be published.

But, I just got permission to post some of my new tarot deck! So watch here for more.

:)
Once again, I will be at my regular Booth 4820 - NOT in artist alley, but two or three aisles over in the Fantasy Illustrator section.

Hope to see you there!
Hi!

I wil once again be in Orlando for MegaCon this weekend. 

I'm pretty sure my tables are again Pink 1&2, but check the book to be certain.

MegaCon used to be my home show - but now that I live in Seattle, it's more challenging to make the trip. So my art is limited this year to what I could bring and ship.

I have a very limited number of limited editions - but they are all spectacular (fans words - not mine).

See you there!

echo
While I'm still in love with my Cthulhu series, and my Women Inspired by Birds series is extremely popular and in progress, a private collector has commissioned me for a completely new series asking for my interpretation of historical and mythological princesses.

This is a WIP (work in progress) of Sleeping Beauty. I hope you enjoy it.

©2015 echo-x, llc (me)

The Dreaming of Beauty (Sleeping Beauty) by echo-x

echo
Our hearts and thoughts are with the victims and their families - and for all artists everywhere facing violent censorship.
Happy New Year!

That's pretty much it. I'm so busy right now - this is all I can post.

echo
I have two calendars for 2015 on sale right now through my Amazon store:

www.echo-gallery.com/category/…

Also, all of my books are $10 off.

Enjoy!

echo
I need to say thank you to all of my collectors and fans for backing my 8th Kickstarter campaign.

"Crane" is the third in my series of Women Inspired by Birds after "Swan" and then "Raven".

I will be posting progress shots on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/echoxartist and (less frequently) DeviantArt and Tumblr.

echo

My New Kickstarter is live!



This time she is the Crane Queen - specifically the Red Crowned Crane which is popularly called the Japanese Crane (but lives throughout Asia).

Crane - Sketch for my 3rd Kickstarter Only Series by echo-x

The previous Kickstarter Only pieces were:

Swan and Raven
Hi!

i just returned from a tour across the country goingo to San Diego for Comic Con International, then Indianapolis for GenCon and finally Atlanta for DragonCon.

As usual, the shows and fans were amazing - but this year had to have topped them all. From the excitement of everything going on around us, to the massive fun we had with collectors, to the wonderful models and model shoots, to the incredible invitations to do personal appearances and signings, and to the wonderful clients who came out to meet me in person - this was absolutely the best season ever.

Thank you everyone - and if you missed me, keeping following because I still have a few appearance left this fall in the Pacific Northwest.

echo
Hello!

This year will mark my 5th year at San Diego Comic Con.

My booth is 4820 in the Fantasy Artists section. 

Come see my books, 2015 calendars, and of course tons of art prints!

echo
I've been posting my "There's No Place Like Home" is thirds as each main figure was done - but now it's complete. 

Enjoy, favorite, and share. Thank you! Prints may be purchased from: www.etsy.com/shop/EchoX

There's No Place Like Home (complete) by echo-x

Echo
Despite my page saying "11" or "12" years a member, I really only started posting 4 years ago.

Thank you all so much for the love.

Not bad for an artist with 99% original art.

;)


My art will be hanging at NorWesCon 37 this weekend in SeaTac! Prints will also be available.

The 4-day event is being held at:

DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
18740 International Blvd
SeaTac, Washington

www.norwescon.org