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About Varied / Professional Core Member Astrid Nielsch aka AsniNew Zealand Group :iconursulaleguin: UrsulaLeGuin
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Tui by Starsong-Studio Tui :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 6 0 Wairarapa Back Roads II by Starsong-Studio Wairarapa Back Roads II :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 2 3 Don't ya tell me what my eyes see by Starsong-Studio Don't ya tell me what my eyes see :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 1 0 Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places by Starsong-Studio Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 2 0 Once Upon a Time by Starsong-Studio Once Upon a Time :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 3 0 Symposium by Starsong-Studio Symposium :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 7 3 Before I Go to the Valley Below by Starsong-Studio Before I Go to the Valley Below :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 4 2 Kotuku by Starsong-Studio Kotuku :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 4 0 Wairarapa back roads 1 by Starsong-Studio Wairarapa back roads 1 :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 2 0 Madame President (WIP) by Starsong-Studio Madame President (WIP) :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 1 0 Hare story: party time by Starsong-Studio Hare story: party time :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 2 0 Hare story: family meeting by Starsong-Studio Hare story: family meeting :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 1 0 Piwakawaka by Starsong-Studio Piwakawaka :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 3 1 Lady of the Lake - YA fantasy ebook cover by Starsong-Studio Lady of the Lake - YA fantasy ebook cover :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 1 0 Wild Things magazine: Harakeke harvest by Starsong-Studio Wild Things magazine: Harakeke harvest :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 2 0 Daffodil (july 2015) by Starsong-Studio Daffodil (july 2015) :iconstarsong-studio:Starsong-Studio 2 0


little girlie by anupamas little girlie :iconanupamas:anupamas 1 1 her footprints by anupamas her footprints :iconanupamas:anupamas 7 0 Hopefull thoughts by FLO311 Hopefull thoughts :iconflo311:FLO311 22 5 Flora by FLO311 Flora :iconflo311:FLO311 16 4 Expecto Patronum! by FLO311 Expecto Patronum! :iconflo311:FLO311 21 0 Colorfull friend by FLO311 Colorfull friend :iconflo311:FLO311 21 2 It's raining stars ! by FLO311 It's raining stars ! :iconflo311:FLO311 31 13 She's coming by FLO311 She's coming :iconflo311:FLO311 24 8 Crone by sezmeralda Crone :iconsezmeralda:sezmeralda 15 27 Earthsea commission by eoghankerrigan Earthsea commission :iconeoghankerrigan:eoghankerrigan 407 32 Snow Lotus by fractist Snow Lotus :iconfractist:fractist 654 75 Gateway to the Glacier by Flane-Erenaeoth Gateway to the Glacier :iconflane-erenaeoth:Flane-Erenaeoth 5 4 Piwakawaka by PerlinoQHLova Piwakawaka :iconperlinoqhlova:PerlinoQHLova 2 1 Sarah by uaofwcat Sarah :iconuaofwcat:uaofwcat 1 2 Piwakawaka by Klystermeister Piwakawaka :iconklystermeister:Klystermeister 1 0 Piwakawaka by ivanstine Piwakawaka :iconivanstine:ivanstine 2 4



Tue Jul 16, 2013, 2:08 AM
Mon Aug 1, 2011, 4:58 PM
I'm from the London Art College forum =D
Tue Jun 14, 2011, 3:48 PM
Hey look, I DON'T WANT TO SHARE MY BIRTHDAY and I don't care if no one gives me cake. I just want to see my messages. Please??? :heavy in-your-face-marketing allergy:
Sat Aug 7, 2010, 6:17 AM
oh my gosh, a shout in May and I only hear it right now! What was the formula for the speed of sound again? :O
Thu Jul 29, 2010, 5:27 AM
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.

Harestory: first finished plate! by Starsong-Studio  Hares in the morning ... by Starsong-Studio

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Astrid Nielsch aka Asni
Artist | Professional | Varied
New Zealand
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,

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:

I am dedicated visual arts blogger on the Science Fiction&fantasy fandom website, Amazing Stories (heir to the venerable paper magazine). My blog:…
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:

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:

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.




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annewipf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
Happy birthday! :hug:
annewipf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Happy birthday! :hug:
Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
pamlaisly232 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
happy b-day!Have your cake and eat it too 
annewipf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Happy birthday! :hug:
Flane-Erenaeoth Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers for the fave on Gateway to the Glacier :)
annewipf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Happy birthday! :hug:
Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
thanks! :flowerpot:
annewipf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
You're welcome :)
RenOokami Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at your paintings while listening to your music brings a feel of peace, like if the time stopped for a second. Also, thanks for sharing your blog, I didn't knew most of the pepole you feature. ^^
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