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Hello, my name is Echo Chernik and I am a professional artist with over 24 years experience. You can learn more about me on EchoChernik.com and Echo-X.com.
I have successfully used Kickstarter to produce nine (9) original works of art, five (5) books, four (4) calendars and four card decks. All of them succeeded and have been fulfilled.
(Note: Some of my Kickstarters were run on my husband's Kickstarter account as Lazarus Chernik.)
This time, I would LOVE to create a tenth new work of art for my Cthulhu Pinup series. You can learn more about that series on EchoChernik.com/collections/cthulhu-giclees.
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:
It's free to enter.Submit work you have already done.You keep the copyright of all of your work.Rolling submissions: You can submit every 3 months (but only win once).Twelve winners every year win $500 and a statue.One Grand Prize Winner wins an extra $5,000 and a bigger statue
I'm sorry to have vanished from DeviantArt for so long, but I was buried in commissions for nearly 2 years.
Among those projects were:
The Name of the Wind Art Decks, which included 32 original paintings of Name of the Wind characters, four vector Aces, two cards backs, two box designs, several vector background designs, and collateral. The Kickstarter was fulfilled in 2018 and you can buy the decks from me: https://www.echochernik.com/collections/games
The Shadowrun Sixth World Tarot, which included 79 illustrations and 3 cards backs. You can buy the Tarot from me: https://www.echochernik.com/collections/gamesNew Paintings for
Patrick Rothfuss, author of NYT best selling The Name of the Wind and A Wise Man's Fear, has teamed with Echo Chernik to illustrate all of the characters in Echo's unique realistic style.
Here, Patrick blogs about working with Echo:
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It is live now until Sept 15!
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:
they are unpublished to be judged by famous professional illustrators
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 winnersAdditional $4,000 to one winnerA black-tie award ceremony in Hollywood, California at the FAMOUS Wilshire-Ebell theatre.
Amazing award statues for everyone!Publication in