September Features
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Hey guys, a few things before we get to the featured artists.

First, there's a new entertainment networking site for artists [edited:  I don't think they accept photography] called CGHub cghub.com/.  Several others have mentioned it in their journals, but I'll post about it here too.  The skill level there is very high, so it's great to go for inspiration.  Take a look around and sign up if you like.  :)  

Second, on Friday, September 5th, at 8pm ET/PT, all 3 major networks (in the U.S.) are going to be airing a program called Stand Up to Cancer, a fundraising event for cancer research.  I'm sure you've seen ads for it all over the place.  It's for a really great cause.  Please tune into it on either ABC, CBS, or NBC at 8pm ET/PT.  Or visit the site here: su2c.standup2cancer.org/ …;

Okay, on to the fun stuff....


September Features


Yay, monthly feature time!  As usual, I'm listing sci-fi/fantasy artists whose works I've enjoyed.  They all have under 50k pageviews.  The only exception here is Senshistock who has over 50k, but her extensive pose-ref gallery is such a useful resource, it'd be a crime not to list it.  Anyway, please give these artists' galleries a visit.  Thanks!


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synconi's avatar
synconi| Artisan Crafter
Such wonderful features! :heart:
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hakubaikou's avatar
Thanks, synconi. ^_^
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synconi| Artisan Crafter
You're most welcome. :aww:
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LisaTheWhiteWolf|Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I suspect it's safe to say I'm not good enough to make it into ANYONE's features list. XD
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hakubaikou's avatar
It's not really a question of "good enough" as far as I'm concerned. I don't even pretend that these choices are objective in any way. It's simply a matter of what I happen to personally gravitate towards. I don't know if you've noticed, but I tend to like darker art. And I love sci-fi/fantasy environments. A lot of landscape stuff here, yeah? ^_^

And I think most other people do the same when they feature artwork. They go more for what they personally like than by some kind of technical criteria.
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LisaTheWhiteWolf's avatar
LisaTheWhiteWolf|Hobbyist General Artist
I see ^_^
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Neo-Br|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing artists!!! They deserve the feature!
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hakubaikou's avatar
Yeah, I quite enjoy their works. :)
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Kibikayuki's avatar
Awesome! More artists to get inspired from as well! =D
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hakubaikou's avatar
Yup! I think they're all marvelous. ^_^
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Kibikayuki's avatar
Ya! They are! =D
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SimonWeaner|Professional Digital Artist
already watching them -.- :D
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snowmask|Professional Traditional Artist
This is weird... for some reason ~Pierrick's "Red Murderer" is showing the thumbnail to my painting "The River" T__T
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hakubaikou's avatar
o.O Woah, weird glitch. It seems to be okay now when I look at it.
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Kaiazes's avatar
Kaiazes|Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for showing all of these artists.
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hakubaikou's avatar
Thanks for taking a look at them. ^_^
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SenshiStock|Hobbyist Photographer
Wow what a stunning collection of amazing artists! O_o I'm honored to be listed with them! :hug:
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hakubaikou's avatar
You deserve it. Your stocks are awesome. ^_^
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SenshiStock|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :3
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WCSallySally's avatar
Thanks for all this extra inspiration!
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hakubaikou's avatar
Yay, thanks for taking a look. ^_^
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ErrantDreams|Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh wow. I can't wait to go diving through those artists' works! :heart:
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