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All our projects are now part of Pyxi Magazine. :iconpyximagazine: It's early days still, but please have a look at the new group.
Thank you!
Hello everyone! Today I have some news that some might find disappointing, but hopefully everyone will see that I'm choosing whats best for the project.

Some of you may know that I recently started a small business TAFE course, so that I could improve my management skills and run the projects more efficiently. As part of the course we are setting up a potential small business, and I have started a small digital magazine/blog. Because of this, I haven't had much time to dedicate to Sparkle Spectrum or the Princess Project. I was thinking of putting the projects on hiatus for the time being, but after considering all the time and effort that every artist has dedicated, I realized I couldn't do that. So this is my proposal;  

I want to combine all three projects into one.

How this would work for Sparkle Spectrum:
First of all, we will no longer be using the Sparkle Spectrum group. Everything will now be at Pyxi Magazine :iconpyximagazine:

Instead of putting all the artworks into an artbook, I would like to put several artworks in each monthly issue of the magazine. $1 from each artwork will go to the selected charity for each volume sold. For example, if an issue contains 3 Pink Parade and 2 Endless Blue artworks, $3 will go to BCC Australia and $2 to Men's Health Australia for every magazine sold. This means we actually have the potential to raise even more money then we would have through artbooks ( because the cost of printing artbooks is so high, but magazines, especially digital ones, are quite cheap in comparison) Which I think is exciting!

What does this mean for artists who have completed their artwork?
Simply let us know if you are happy with this new idea and give us permission to use your artwork in the magazine.
If you are unhappy, you may remove your artwork from the project, just let us know.

What does this mean for artists who have not completed their artwork?
Good news is, if you still want to be part of the project, you no longer have to worry about due dates! Simply complete your artwork whenever you have the time and send it to us by note or e-mail.
If you no longer want to create an artwork, just let us know.

How this would work for Princess Project

The Princess Project wont change much, except that we will no longer be using the old group.
Please head over to the the Pyxi Magazine group :iconpyximagazine:

Thank you everyone, I hope we can continue to work together!
Sorry for the long wait everyone, its finally time to announce the winner for Eva's Design Contest!
We choose the winner taking into consideration the votes on our Facebook album, but also how well the design and character would fit into the world of Bellatierra. We're happy to announce that the winner is :iconcopperjellyroll:
With her beautiful and detailed design, which you can see here:

The Princess Project: Princess Eva by copperjellyroll


Crown by damaciel Updated prizes!! Winner's pachage from :iconanothercontestgroup:
"The Winners Package (WP) is guaranteed to offer your placing winners at most a month long journal feature, exclusive admittance into our gallery to be seen by hundreds if not thousands of our watchers, and a llama for your 1st place winners. The WP is submitted in a journal every month on Friday. "

Crown by damacielYour design will be used to depict the character “Eva” the first True Princess of Bellatierra.

Crown by damacielYour art will be featured in the group journal

Crown by damacielYou will receive 100 points and a llama (if not already given) as well as group membership

Crown by damacielYou will be given a 10 % discount on all Princess Project items, 20% discount on promotional products that feature Eva.

Crown by damacielYou will also receive one free Frills-Of-Justice art print featuring Eva.

Crown by damaciel Updated prizes!! 500 points and an adorable chibi form the amazing:iconyampuff:
Pearl and Rose by YamPuff
Crown by damaciel Updated prizes!! An adorable chibi from the talented :iconekkoberry:
Tiroru by Ekkoberry Sakura by Ekkoberry
Crown by damaciel Updated prizes!! A sweet watercolour sketch from the very cool :iconlu--24:
Cold and Warm by lu--24

Crown by damaciel Updated prizes!!
A traditional chibi from :iconmakotozhyzn:
IP: Music by MakotoZhyzn
Crown by damaciel Updated prizes!!
A sketch of your winning design by :iconrachelllle:

We've also chosen three designs tied for second place;

Eva the First Princess by Xaferis
Eva :: Contest Entry :: by YamPuff
Princess Design by Eiyre

If you won second place, we encourage you to develop this design as a new character, and you are welcome to make them part of Bellatierra! They can be new princesses, or maybe side characters to help build and give depth to the world. If your lacking in time but feeling generous, you might want to 'donate' the design to the group - I'm sure I'd find a use for such lovely characters -of course, this is completely optional.

I've also decided to give some points to everyone you entered the contest, because all the designs were so lovely!
Thank you everyone~
Hello everyone! I know that progress with the two projects has been slow lately, and I’d  like to apologize for that. However, I also have some really exciting news!

Recently I started a TAFE program for small business management. The reason I started this course was because I wanted to learn to manage the projects more efficiently- I wasn’t thinking of starting up a real business. However, I’ve been inspired by all the amazing artists who are part of the projects, and by the support of people in my class. After talking to the tutor of the class, I’d like to put forward my idea for a small business and I’d love to hear your opinion.

Some of you may remember that a while ago I was talking about putting together a magazine. The magazine would feature an assortment of art and craft related articles as well as original comics and manga from artists here on Deviantart. At the start, the magazine would probably be 100% digital, delivered as an e-book or PDF download. Depending on the amount of interest we would then consider making a printed version.

To pass the class, I need to show “proof of concept” that my business idea is a good one. The proof of concept is not about making money, but rather about showing that people are interested in the idea. So, I propose to put together the first issue of the magazine and give it out for free, both digitally and at conventions ( such as Supanova Brsibane this year). Inside the magazine would be instructions on how people could learn more about the project, including signing up to a mailing list. The proof of concept will be how many people join that list, or fave/watch/follow the magazine on social media, etc. Another aspect of the proof of concept would be how many artists are interested in being a part of the magazine now and in the future.

Because this first issue will be free, I won’t be able to give out any payments. Because of this,  I’m not expecting anyone to create new content. If you would like to be a part of the magazine, simply give us permission to use a piece that you have already created, for example an artwork for the artbook projects, or any piece that you created for the patreon campaign. We are especially interested in finding some Australian artists, but anyone from anywhere in the world is welcome! You will be given full credit and there will be lots of information on how people can watch or follow you, so at the very least, you’ll get some free advertising!

Having said that, if you are one of the artists we contacted earlier about the possibility of creating a manga/comic for the magazine, we’d love to commission a short introduction to your piece. Please contact us with the price you would expect to be paid for 2-3 pages.

-    If you’d like to help us by donating a piece for the first issue, please note us (Frills-Of-Justice) Also, if you’re interested in being part of the magazine in the future, let us know what prices you would expect to be paid. We will compare those prices with what our tutor recommends and hopefully find a fair price for everyone.
-    If you’re interested in being part of the magazine, but you’d rather wait until the possibility of payments, simply comment below
-    If you would be interested in buying this magazine, please also comment below, the more people interested, the more “proof of concept”!

Lastly, I’d like to update everyone on our two current projects:
I’ve been saving up as best I can, and I should have the funds for Pink Parade by the end of this month. (In case you missed the notice earlier, a personal issue caused me to set back the date of printing)
As for the Princess Project, we are choosing the winner of the design contest based on our own preference and the votes on our facebook album. Which you can find here:…
The results will be up by the end of this week!

Thank you everyone for your time and support, all of this is only possible because of how many people have shown interest in our projects.

Just thought I'd add this here in case anyone was interested, this is the basic idea for what issue one will be like;

- The cover will feature artwork based on the winning design of the Princess Project design contest. Inside will also have the full artwork, the design, and the runner up designs. If the artist allows, there will be a short interview/article about the design. There will also be information about the project and what will be happening next.

-There will be one or two artworks from Sparkle Spectrum (providing that the artists give permission) and information about that project as well.

- If we find someone who  is interested, there will be a “featured artist” interview where that artist can talk about themselves and their art.

- There will be some articles about art and craft projects, possibly some tutorials.

- If possible there will be short 2-3 page introductions to some manga/comics that will be part of the magazine.

Hello everyone! We've had so many lovely entries for the princess project design contest, its impossible for us to choose a winner by ourselves!
If you'd like to help us choose a winner, please go to our facebook page and 'like' the design you think you should win.…

Please remember this is a design contest, so you should vote for the design you like best!
Thank you!

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