hey deviantart friends :] as you can see I still update here with my art, but I'm not able to keep up with all of the messages that I get, especially the notes! I'm active on so many platforms so I have to draw the line with notes/DMs/etc! so if you want to contact me, please use my e-mail address listed above! oh and if you want to see more frequent posts, you gotta follow me on instagram - http://instagram.com/loisvb
are you guys still active here on dA? how often do you check in?
This week has brought some tragic and shocking news. Odile van der Stap, otherwise known as Jumei (https://www.deviantart.com/jumei), is sadly no longer with us. She passed away last Saturday. I will not share the details of how or why. I believe this is the task of her close loved ones and family, who are still in a process of grieving their loss.
I know that a lot of people appreciated her beautiful art, and that she has a lot of followers here on DeviantArt - people who loved her work but also who talked with her and even made friends with her here. This was how I met her. I was an admirer of her work, and we started talking to each other through notes, and eventually
hey guys! i wanted to ask anyone out there who has experienced art block to share their story (either here or, if you prefer, privately through notes). i've gotten so many questions about it and i'm considering creating some kind of resource (either written or video) with information and tips on how to handle it. for anyone who's been through art block, i'd love to know:
what do you think was the underlying reason? lack of ideas, perfectionism or fear of failure, etc?are you a perfectionist or hard on yourself?do your friends/family support your creative endeavors?were you just starting out or were you in college / working as an artist?if yo
hey everyone! thanks SO MUCH for the birthday wishes - took me ages to get through all of the messages! you guys are the best, thanks for making me feel special on the day I officially ceased to be in my twenties. I was very touched and highly entertained by the huge array of emoticons and plz account pics!
by the way, for those who have been asking about a 2016 calendar, I will be posting it up soon, hopefully this week!! keep your eyes peeled! also, if you're interested in placing an order for my upcoming artbook before it's officially released, you can pre-order it here - https://shop.3dtotal.com/books/the-art-of-loish.html basically, if
The Art of Loish Kickstarter - only 68 hours left!
Hey everyone! Just wanted to make a last post about the Art of Loish: A Look Behind the Scenes Kickstarter, in case anyone missed my last journal. The book can be purchased through various online channels after it's released in March 2016, but by backing the Kickstarter campaign, you get a unique opportunity to snag some of the exclusive backer prizes and make sure you're first in line to receive the book once it's out! The prizes include an exclusive print, tutorial videos, bookmark, and deck of loish playing cards for all tiers of £23 and above. The Kickstarter closes at 6PM CEST, so be sure to take a look if you're interested!