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BlogDid you know I have a blog on my website?
I don't always update this journal with the latest stuff, so if you would like to know what I'm up to, you can always read my blog at my website: http://sandrahultsved.com/blog/ Now I just posted some photos from the summer exhibition
Favorite Feature XXIXI seem to be a bit behind with my watchers deviations, also it was a while now since I did a FF, so here's a huge feature again!
All fantastic artworks, I hope you have checked them out, if not, do it now! I especially have to point out to read the story to this first artwork, it's wonderful!
On an other note, I'm going on vacation now, so I will be off somewhere in Sweden for a couple of weeks. See you in a while!
(I don't know, but the image width seem not to work, sorry for the messy layout)
Ivory Mermaid by WhimsicalMoon
Get my art on your wallTo sell my art is still a pretty new thing for me, so I want to show you all what I've got for sale right now and where you can buy it.
I recently opened an account at Society6, first I just wanted to make prints easily available for a cheaper prize. But I've also tried adding some other products, here are some of the artworks and products available:
On Esty I put up my self produced products, such as Fine Art prints (limited edition) and postcards. These products will be shipped by me pers
Do you want to write me a comment?In January this year I launched my new website. I wanted it to be a place where you can find my latest artworks and updates, a meeting point beyond social media and most importantly a place for us to interact with each other. You might know the "share/heart" button already. With it you can easily share my artworks on to social media sites or show a friend (I appreciate when my artworks are shared only with full credit).
Still I've been missing the most important thing yet, a way for us to interact directly with each other. So today I'm very happy to introduce the comment function! You are now able to comment directly on my blog posts and to get replies. I really like being able to have that connection with you and to get feedback, I hope that you will think the same!
And I have to once again give my deepest gratitude to DarkerSeptember who have made all of it possible!
Watcher feature IIUpdate: So here is the feature below, and I'm so proud to say that these are my watchers! Check out each others art And if you saw this now and want to join, leave a comment with a thumb to one of your artworks below and I will save it for the next watcher feature!
I've received many new watchers lately, I guess it's mainly because of the DD and for that I'm truly grateful! And I'm really sorry I haven't been able to thank you all personally yet. So I was thinking, why not do a watchers feature again! It was very fun last time, and it gives us a chance to get more familiar with each other! What do you say?
Comment below with a thumb to your favorite or best work and I will feature it here!
Favorite Feature XXIXIt seems like it was a while since I had the time to collect my favorite artworks in a feature, but here we go again! Here's a whole bunch of lovely artworks! Give them love and comments!
Something by knight-of-sand
Corpse Girl by Alconoxt What Are Little Girls Made Of? by pata-riku
Slepa flora by Srdce She cares by Srdce
Vanadium Pinch by STelari The Twa Sisters by Alsdale
Voider Sun by voider617
UpdatesIt's been some hectic days this past weeks, so many good things has happened. So here's a quick update for you!
I got a DD on my work 'You are never alone' and I'm so overwhelmed with all the feedback and love you have given on it. I know I won't be able to thank you all personally so let me say Thank you so much! here instead And a special thanks to Sserenita who suggested it and jane-beata to feature it, my greatest gratitude to you!
I was on the opening of the summer exhibition last weekend, it was really nice. Hopefully I've got some photos from it soon. And I got to meet the beloved Swedish artist Lasse Åberg, who also enjoyed my work and I his
If you have missed the fact that I now have my artworks available as Fine
Watcher feature!I got inspired by Enamorte (the first 3 artworks are hers) who just made a watcher feature, I wanted to do the same for you and to sort of pay it forward And I must say I'm overwhelmed by you guys! Great artworks, what a beautiful feature this became!
Stormbringer by DeanoSidwell Keeping secrets by DeanoSidwell
(Eurasian) Tree Sparrow + House Sparrow. by Pencilpastel
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(Promotion expires May 11, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases, Throw Pillows with inserts and Rugs.)
I also tried out adding some products, how does it look?
You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
Avoid That dAramaAnyone who has been an internet user for a period of time should know that drama is one of the hallmarks of the absolutely wonderful technology that allows us to be connected 24/7. It's like glitter, one moment all you see is just a fleck of it then suddenly, it's everywhere. DeviantArt is chock full of massive amounts of it (drama, not glitter!) at any given time, so let's talk about what you need to know to avoid it (aaaand what to do if you find yourself in it)!
I just caused the argument because... I wanted to get more pageviews, I wanted to be popular, for the lulz, I was bored
I ALWAYS have to reply
If you think the interwebs is the only place you'll find people you don't agree with, I think it's time you spent a little more time away from your computer. First off, let me say that there's nothing inherently wrong about disagreeing with someone. Nothing at
Freelance Paychecks are RealA few weeks back while thinking about this journal, I came across a forum for paid photojournalism jobs. I left it some time later in complete shock. There I found posting after posting about jobs paying nothing, next to nothing, or promising payment and then paychecks never arriving in the mail. I sat there, closed the laptop lid, and thought for a long while.
I know I’m fortunate to be paid for what I do. A big part of this is because I specialize in something very few photographers are doing at a professional level. But what most people don’t realize is that even at this level a large percentage of my workload involves pay negotiations. There are contracts that took months of negotiation. Some took weeks, or a single week, or several days, or a flurry of emails or texts in just a few minutes.
Every single one of those initially low-balled me; offering me starting contracts at 10-20% of my regular rate. And despite publications th
Anime and Manga DD round up, July 2014:iconcinyu:
Features by cinyu
The Golden Yard by Naschi:Dear Old Memories - You ~ Youko: by Nacura-G
Karasutengu by ASingleGiraffeSV - hoshino-arashi by silvi-silvimemory f i s h by Gasara
Lia by OXMirukuBP: HBD JOHN by tooaya
Comm: sugarella by ikr:: y o u t h f u l. d a y s :: by hitogataDreamScape by muhoho-seijin
10.07.14 by Asa-tan[PFFK]Chapter III:Bloody Sun by laziesheavenA vampire never dies by Pemiin
RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Of Angels and Demons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Momus Advby Toru-meow
CI Monthly Feature #24Hello dear members and watchers,
Another article featuring works from our CI members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to our +40k watchers and the whole community!
HOW CAN I GET FEATURED?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
LUGGAGE FOR THE DANCER IN RED - 13-2014
the loner by korrox the ninth gate by Tom-Ripley
On the edge of the world by igorsev Contraposition by SplitEnsds On the edge of the world by igorsev
SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura unsustainable by chriseastmids SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura
Colibri' by martaraff Mgh IV - St. Georg in the Puddle by DpressedSoul Colibri' by martaraff
im garten IV by BuChWien PNEUMA by menervaTau im garten IV by BuChWien
A. by ValeriaVi at the window by JakezDaniel A. by ValeriaVi
A whiter shade of pale by Barnum60 life philosophy by tuminka
Streetside Stories: MonochromeAligopter by - DougNZ
by - dmitryzhkov
The Look Out by - PatrickMonnier
:: ghost town by - noahsamuelmosko
\-ooby - DinoKose
2by - Henzonlee
shemsby - arslanalp
The hand of the player by - mariomencacci
Childhoodby - IFedorovskaya
The Unseen Stock - July (ll)Model
Unicorn 01 by KittyTheCat-Stock Little Forest Fairy_4 by anastasiya-landa
Crimsonella stock 6 by charligal-stock Downward Glance by Danika-Stock Woodland Archer 4 by IthiliamStock Double Agent 03 by Null-Entity
Snow Scape 4 by Ardenstock Tree 09 by cemacStock Waterfall Black Forest Triberg by BVFoto Dry Hill2 by oddmountain
Favorite feature -May the dead be with youSince many of you may celebrate All Hallows' Eve today, or as here in Sweden we celebrate All Saints' Day. I know you call it differently in different parts of the world, but they all seems to be about the same thing, to mourn the loved ones that have died. Therefor I want this feature to be in memory of our dead ones. Cause I believe they are still here with us, closer than we think.
Til Death Do Us Part - Bride by Demon1984Til Death Do Us Part by zombiebe10u
Leaving by marinaliePassing By by NotBlackEnough
Bury My Lovely by SarachmetDead but not Forgotten by dark-angel1349
:thumb284135432:ghost on the couch. by BeatrizMartinVidal
:thumb334823259:Ghost by MichaelBrackThe Whisper by Dracorubio
HP 7 by FeebrileNightvision by Sarachmet
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