Wow!

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Well it seems that in fact my sculpture for Neil Gaiman's world wide art project did not upload properly and wont be eligible to be included.   The good news is that today Mr Gaiman posted in his blog...

"This one is my very favourite one that didn't somehow get uploaded successfully, so I am determined to share it with the world. It's by Tim Baker, who has it up at timbakerfx.deviantart.com/art/… and is for the July tale."

I'm just stunned.  I keep getting messages that this piece has gone viral all over the internet and I couldn't be more thrilled.   This following his mentioning the sculpture in a tweet where he comments on the sculpt "wow, also WOW"  and tweets the pic to his 1,800,000 followers!   I am sad that after all that work my piece can't be in the Calendar of Tails project, but I could not be more honored to get such kind words and attention from an artist I respect so much.   This really makes my year  :)

Neil Gaiman's Blog address:
journal.neilgaiman.com/2013/03…
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Ellygator's avatar
How cool! What seemed like a total bummer at first turned out pretty sweet after all!
TimBakerFX's avatar
I know! I was really down when I couldn't get it uploaded without crashing my computer. Then Mr Gaiman got ahold of it and wow, it just went viral, I've never seen that kind of reaction before :)
aunjuli's avatar
This is amazing! I'm so glad that this went viral--and words from Gaiman! :love:
TimBakerFX's avatar
I know! hehe, one of my most respected artists! I don't even know what to say about it :D
BetweenAsleepAndWake's avatar
This is very exciting !
TimBakerFX's avatar
i've been fan-boying out hehe
RaptorArts's avatar
WOW, Cant you push to have it intered? Im sure theres something you can do to get it in there.
And awesome on the praises. This is certainly an amazing work of art :)
TimBakerFX's avatar
Thank you :) no, and really I wouldn't want to, I got a message from Mr Gaiman last night "it's an amazing job. With something like this, where the point is the making art, I figure as long as the art gets out there and seen, it doesn't matter how..." and I am so happy with that.
fumblequill's avatar
Naturally Greatness will recognize greatness. ;)

:#1:
TimBakerFX's avatar
Haha, yeah, well thanks for saying so :)
Geistis's avatar
Congrats! That is a wonderful piece you've got there and I'm glad it's getting big time attention. :D
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Nymla's avatar
Woah, that is really cool, congrats! The piece is awesome :w00t:
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RandyHand's avatar
Bittersweet. So cool that he personally loved your piece.
TimBakerFX's avatar
I agree, I feel so happy about it I don't even mind it wont be included in the project :D
RandyHand's avatar
That's very cool.
I'm interested to see what made it in though.
Can't be as well thought out and as well executed as yours.
TimBakerFX's avatar
Me too, there were some great pieces... one was an open book with the igloo and the guy reading and a polar bear cut and folded out from the pages like a pop-up book... good work! That's the one i'm pulling for
RandyHand's avatar
Very cool. Looking forward to seeing all the ones that made it in.
Rhissanna's avatar
Wow!

Something not good (buggered upload) turns into something amazing! And now you're viral! That's...like being a cat, right? Or almost the next best thing. Congratulations!
TimBakerFX's avatar
hehehe, it was been some crazy ups and downs, i'm liking 2013, some fun stuff so far :D
EmmyLou's avatar
OMG! SO awesome for you! I saw the piece, thought it was awesome but for some reason I did not make the connection. Probably cause I haven't been on DA in a few weeks! Brilliant work! And great job on the mention (He 'liked' my Delirium costume on tumblr the other day and I about had a heart attack.
TimBakerFX's avatar
That's awesome! well done you! and thank you so much :D
EmmyLou's avatar
Nah, I think its more like "Well Done You!" That piece is just beautiful and brilliant! <3
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