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Svetlana Chmakova
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If-i-had-an-astral
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Whitchsona
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Inking Process for Nightschool print
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Nightschool The Weirn Books--art print
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Sketchblog003 Elf Tree
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Sketchblog002 Pegasus Penguin Love
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Sketchblog001 Dragon
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Dragon Painting process
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Page05
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Don't mess with the teacher.
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Marketing Yourself as an Artist
Food for thought. According to deviant DamaiMikaz, who went from having 500 to 20,000 watchers in one year, becoming popular on Deviant Art is a matter of good marketing --  not necessarily exceptional art skills -- and can be achieved by anyone who puts in the social effort. As a social media experiment, she went about doing her best to be seen. Strategies for being seen include: commenting extensively on others' artwork and providing in-depth critiques, being present in the forums and chat rooms, and writing lots of journal entries with thoughtful content that people will want to read again and again. There's also the tried-and-true stra
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Nightschool Frogs
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Harry and Hermi
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Svet will be in Houston on April 26th!
Hi, guys, quickie note--if anyone's in Houston, TX this April 26th, I will be there, too, come to TeenBookCon to see meeeeeeee!  The fabulous creators Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki, who are amazing and the creators of "Skim", they will be there also and we're totally doing a panel together and I will likely embarrass myself geeking out over them.  There will also many other amazing authors presenting!  The event is free to attend and you can find the information here: TeenBookCon! Yaaaaaay!!!
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Of marketing and creators.
Really interesting and thought-provoking entry by Moonie-Dreamer (https://www.deviantart.com/moonie-dreamer) on marketing one's work: https://moonie-dreamer.deviantart.com/journal/Marketing-Yourself-as-an-Artist-429095305 I posted in the comments there, but wanted to archive this in my Journal Entries for future reference, as well as give a heads up to people interested in the topic.  It's certainly an important one!!  This is less actual for people with a dependable 9 to 5 job, but for a freelance artist it's a must to consider these things, since you never know which of your promotional efforts will get you a job (or which won't).  For example, I never would have gotten the TOKY
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Svet's in Sacramentoooooo
I made it!  I'm alive!  ...I have a headache, stoopid jetlag *cue copious amounts of Advil and coffee* Re-posting the schedule info post from my Facebook everywhere, sorry if you see this more than once :D;;; *** Okay, so I have my info for SacAnime!   I will have a spot in the Vendor's room at table W33, so if you would like to say hi and/or something signed, please come by :D I will also be running 2 panels: SATURDAY--"Meet a Manga Author" panel 2-3 pm in Featured Events (I will be talking about my development as an artist/writer, showing stuff from various projects and embarrassing childhood photos :3) SUNDAY--"Manga Drawing Workshop:
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SashaARD|Student Traditional Artist
Your Russian right? I am too хаха! Нашла тебя в журнале comicona. Когда увидела твоё имя понила что ты Русская! Класнно рисуеш!!
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Hi! You're my favorite book writer, I love your books! Bye!
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PuppyShadows07|Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! I love your work! <3 Your art is such an inspiration to me. I've been a fan for YEARS now.
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FunStorytimeStudios|Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! I'm a fan of your art. :)
I was wondering if you had ever considered making a "How to draw manga" book. I want to learn your techniques as an artist, what tools you use, how you developed your style, how you make comic pages, your inking tips... I think that it would be a great book!
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Atlantagirl|Hobbyist General Artist
Witches by Atlantagirl Hunters by Atlantagirl More fanart!
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Atlantagirl|Hobbyist General Artist
I made fanart of several of the Nightschool characters. Nightschool Clay Figure 1 by Atlantagirl Nightschool Clay Figures 2 by Atlantagirl
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Bubblekiwis|Hobbyist Filmographer
wheeeze
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