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Artist // Professional // Varied
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My Bio
I am a professional artist working with both traditional and digital media. My special interest is illustration. Favourite topics are science fiction and fantasy related themes, imaginary worlds and characters which I find in books, songs, or in my own brain.

I am available for commissioned work - please contact me through my website, www.asni.net/contact.php

I also enjoy life drawing and painting still lives, and currently have some works on display and for sale in a couple of local galleries in the Wairarapa. Limited edition prints of some of my work are for sale on my website: www.asni.net

I am dedicated visual arts blogger on the Science Fiction&fantasy fandom website, Amazing Stories (heir to the venerable paper magazine). My blog: amazingstoriesmag.com/author/a…
I randomly feature Deviants every two weeks!

As a day job, I run a web and multimedia design business specializing in developing websites for artists, musicians, and other creative people. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are in need of a quality website! I am most happy to work with artists in any part of the world. More information about web design: webdesign.asni.net

In a former life, I was a professional musician, and I enjoy playing around with sound software and creating my own music tracks once in a while. More info: music.asni.net

Qualifications: Diploma of Multimedia, Natcoll Design Technology Wellington
Certificate in Science Fiction and Fantasy Art (with distinction) London Art College

Traditional media: oils, watercolours, pencils, pen & ink.
Software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Lightwave 3D, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere Pro, Soundtrack Pro.
Coding & programming skills: HTML, CSS, PHP, some Flash Actionscript.

Favourite Visual Artist
Gauguin, Chagall, Van Gogh, Paul Klee, M. Gruenewald, C.D.Friedrich, Master Anonymous
Favourite Movies
Lord of the Rings, Les Enfants du Paradis, Modern Times, Muriel's Wedding, The Piano, Mamma Mia
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Myself! he. Other than that, they change quickly. Love and respect to Bjork and Joan Baez.
Favourite Writers
Le Guin, Tolkien, Lindgren, Austen, Lagerloef, Dostojevsky, Brecht, Wolfram von Eschenbach:)
Favourite Games
Solitaire
Favourite Gaming Platform
a deck of cards
Tools of the Trade
MacBook Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, pencil, brush, Sony Digicam, Lightwave 3D, Final Cut and my harps
Other Interests
Too many! Trying to focus, focus, focus.

Nothing much happened for a while

Nothing much happened for a while

I thought I might just update my journal before my last entry hits its five year anniversary (I managed this, just). What can I say. Life happened, not to mention all sorts of political things happened, and I have been slowly dropping off the internet for the last several years. Still haven't published that picture book. And my website is almost as out of date as this DA account. Too much trolling on the internet these days, what can I say -- and no molah coming out of it. So I've decided to invest my energies somewhere else. Like, having a life. I'll let y'all know if and when something starts happening again.
The winning - well, that is, the shortlisted - contest entries! https://www.deviantart.com/starsong-studio/art/Harestory-central-spread-488987535

This just happened

This just happened

So a friend of mine posts a link on Facebook to this children's book illustration contest in Belgium, hosted by Clavis - who appear to be quite a substantial publisher of children's picture books. So I send in my book about the hares, mainly just for the heck of it and because I needed a deadline. I'm one of the finalists. Now I'm scared. http://keycolours.com/  

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Happy birthday! :hug:
Happy birthday! :hug:
Starsong-StudioProfessional General Artist
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pamlaisly232Hobbyist Writer
happy b-day!Have your cake and eat it too 
Happy birthday! :hug:
Flane-ErenaeothHobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers for the fave on Gateway to the Glacier :)
Happy birthday! :hug: