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About Varied / Professional Mariya OvcharenkoGermany Group :iconmalazan-art-guild: Malazan-Art-Guild
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Shirasu by DerkhanBlue Shirasu :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 4 0 Fuuma by DerkhanBlue Fuuma :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 4 0 Une belle quelquesomething.. by DerkhanBlue Une belle quelquesomething.. :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 0 0 My Coworker by DerkhanBlue My Coworker :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 0 0 [insert funny title] by DerkhanBlue [insert funny title] :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 1 0 Who is the greatest poet..? by DerkhanBlue Who is the greatest poet..? :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 0 0 This fellow has heresy in his essay.. by DerkhanBlue This fellow has heresy in his essay.. :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 0 0 Here comes the noble Dedalus! by DerkhanBlue Here comes the noble Dedalus! :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 0 0 We're not dead yet, sonny.. by DerkhanBlue We're not dead yet, sonny.. :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 0 0 Not going back to Clongowes.. by DerkhanBlue Not going back to Clongowes.. :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 1 0 Stephen Dedalus is my name.. by DerkhanBlue Stephen Dedalus is my name.. :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 0 0 Tavore Paran by DerkhanBlue Tavore Paran :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 5 1 Last living legend.. by DerkhanBlue Last living legend.. :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 7 5 sketchy character sketch by DerkhanBlue sketchy character sketch :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 1 0 drawing tools by DerkhanBlue drawing tools :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 8 2 look.. by DerkhanBlue look.. :iconderkhanblue:DerkhanBlue 6 2

Random Favourites

Auburn by MichaelShapcott Auburn :iconmichaelshapcott:MichaelShapcott 3,014 172 Railroad Tracks by eborch Railroad Tracks :iconeborch:eborch 41 22 The fantasy tree by PENANDINKDRAWINGS The fantasy tree :iconpenandinkdrawings:PENANDINKDRAWINGS 409 119 Afternoon Shadows-Oil PAINTING by AstridBruning Afternoon Shadows-Oil PAINTING :iconastridbruning:AstridBruning 81 40 The Riverman's Blues by misterclutterfutt The Riverman's Blues :iconmisterclutterfutt:misterclutterfutt 60 32 206 by StudioUndertheMoon 206 :iconstudiounderthemoon:StudioUndertheMoon 255 26 Tempestarii by Dianae Tempestarii :icondianae:Dianae 4,993 547
Afremov advice: how much to charge for your art.
Afremov advice: how much to charge for your art.
In my privious blog post I have discussed how a novice artist can break into the art market with a miminal initial investment. Today I will share my experience as to how much to charge once you are in business.
Let’s say you have spent several weeks on an original oil painting. In galleries you have seen things on display that do not measure up to your own work, yet are displayed at extravagant prices. Can you ask for that much or more, just because, in your judgement, your own work is better?  Not necessarily. A gallery owner can afford to wait infefinetely till at least some of his stock sells and for a stariving artist this may not be an option. I speak from experience, having myself been a starving artist with a wife and two kids in Israel. Plus, I still remember being offered about a hundred dollars for paintings that took me weeks to create and that were subsequebtly displayed at thousand of dollars by art dealers wh
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Afremov's advice to the aspiring artists:
After I have achieved a certain measure of commercial success, young artists  started to ask me how to stop being a starving artist, quit Starbacks or Barnes and Noble, and break into the world where one can actually make a decent living selling one’s art.
At the risk of increasing the competition, I am gonna break it all down. What I am about to describe has worked for me, who came to the US as an immigrant barely speaking English, and will work for any talented novice who is willing to work hard not only on perfecting, but also on promoting, his or her art.
As I mentioned elsewhere, galleries are not a way to get you ahead of the game, unfortunately. Think about it, if even a hundred people show for an opening, it’s smashing success publicity wise, but how many sales would that generate? Art gallery owners can afford to wait indefinitely until something of their stock actually sells, can you?
Thankfully, now there is a way to get your artistic message out there, s
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More or less known wonderful illustrations
These are the illustrations I'd like to see in the books I read.
These are the illustrations I'd like to make if I only had their ideas.
These are the illustrations that represent fragments of the scenes that go through my mind when I imagine things.
Even if they're more or less known, they deserve a look, because they're special in their way. I couldn't help not to feature some of my all times favourites :D
Show them some love, they're great!
***Remember that these are traditional works, and that even the simplest ones are not that easy to make as they look. :)

A harom nyul by Lahara Epic Chaos colored by Liza88 Twin-sisters by kikicri88
painting island by platon koukakis by platon1kouka :thumb152479434: Bridge - WIP by AlisaChristopher
:thumb152526696: Tea Party by hockeychick :thumb93298372: Alone in the Light by AzhiDahaki
Spider Haven by desertbaby09 Arthur's Violin II by cidaq DIARY by amartinsdebarros :thumb935
:iconanotheroutsider:Anotheroutsider 30 34
hug me by alkor12
Mature content
hug me :iconalkor12:alkor12 262 60
The Sandman by Mad-Margaret The Sandman :iconmad-margaret:Mad-Margaret 115 45 Sepia landscape by Mad-Margaret Sepia landscape :iconmad-margaret:Mad-Margaret 60 4 Rain2 by zeldis Rain2 :iconzeldis:zeldis 30,942 6,680
Artistic Terms: Saturation
Ever been stuck on the word you need to describe a picture? Or been unsure of just what an artistic term meant?
This Feature showcases examples of different artistic terms; this feature is devoted to: Saturation, low and high.
Saturation is essentially how vibrant the colors in a picture are, or aren't.
out in the garden by tsigane:thumb158078538:forkrul assail, the second by DerkhanBlue63 - Minute Worlds by LauraDraghici:thumb149832351:SLEEP by lornamacdonald:thumb157406408:Turin's sunny winter by CAFxXChristmas Rose by AForAdultery:thumb122815256:Insomnia II by majasan:thumb110769476::thumb136799235:Dying Life by Mr-DigitalLonging by eden-paradox:thumb150204508:Lords of Time, Last Of by Uranus-seventhsun:thumb155733718:In twilight -I- by knyakaCliffs of Moher II by emmajane76 pm by xxterrify:thumb119098674:Strained Sunlight by F-Wisby
Lonely Cloud by BecChinArtSpring by Pekkia-Chan:thumb156481784::thumb154789382:Terror's Tales by diegodiaznetbluebells by photoflackycolourful fantasy painting by MyRiieNintendo Forest by shiropandaWailord's Vacation by shiropanda:thumb1411720
:iconloriele:Loriele 42 65
Swallowing Diamonds by Cold-Mountains Swallowing Diamonds :iconcold-mountains:Cold-Mountains 523 102





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Madex1988 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Captn-Curly Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Soooo, hab n Buchmesse-Thread bei spontanvegetation eröffnet, vielleicht ist das ja ganz nützlich. >_<
DerkhanBlue Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cool, sehr gut.. Guck ich gleich mal rein >_<
Noitusan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Danke schön für den Fave. =)
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for adding Talk to the Hand [link] to your :+fav:'s :D
Oneforni Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student
Thank you for the watch.
philipbrunner Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a ton for the fav. I sincerely appreciate it! :)
fitzfitzpatrick Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the favourite! :)
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favourite
BAproductions Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! :)
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