We're getting into the final weeks for submission to the FarMaker Interstellar Speed Sketch contest farmaker2013.tumblr.com/about . It's being done in cooperation with Icarus Interstellar Starship Conference in Dallas www.icarusinterstellar.org/con… , being held in mid-August.
The gist of the contest is this: Imagine a future where Earth achieves its full potential, a craft that reaches across space to discover other worlds and bring these visions to reality in a speed sketch, taking from 5 minutes to a maximum of 1.5 hours. You can work in any medium, including physical media, but in the end you must be able to upload a digital image into the submission form to participate. For this contest, you could work in 3D as well, so long as you take less than 1.5 hours. Deadline for submissions is Thursday August 1st. Limit of four submissions per artist.
Check the website farmaker2013.tumblr.com/about for more details and/or to submit a work. All skill levels are welcome!
Onto my second bit of news, I'm slowly getting back to accepting freelance commissions, though I'm keeping a narrow focus on the types of work. I'm primarily looking to pick up e-book cover work in the SF, fantasy, and pulp genres. If your interested in my services, send me a note with as much detail about the job as you can if you're interested in further discussing a job and I can work up a quote. You can see some of my book-cover-formatted works, here arcas-art.deviantart.com/galle… .
If you're looking for a cover but have a small budget, take a look at my pre-existing pieces here arcas-art.deviantart.com/galle… . These are all available as e-book cover art for $50 and can be reformatted, to varying degrees, to better fit the format.
I'll be expanding the other art services/formats I'm offering in the near future. You can see a gallery of my recent commission work, here arcas-art.deviantart.com/galle… . Keep an eye on the Commissions Info box on my main page for this info as it becomes available. For the time being I'm not accepting "concept art" work.
IF ONLY DAYS WERE 35 HOURS LONG….
On a final note I've tried to be as interactive with my DA viewers (and especially those who comment) as I can. It's lead to some great feedback and conversations, plus it helps my lil' corner of DA feel like a bit of a community unto itself.
I'm grateful for that interaction. But with over 2500 subscribed DA viewers and a gallery of 1100+ works, I simply don't have the time to respond in the comprehensive way I used to… unless I could somehow turn managing my DA page into my "day job". So I'll be replying to comments that seem warrant one (a question asked, an idea suggested, et al), but I'm not going to have time to individually reply to everything. That said, I'll continue to READ them all, so all comments will certainly be taken to heart (and mind), but I just need to reduce the management workload where I can.
And now, great stuff from all around DA. Click to see the biggies!