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"Lady of January" Walkthrough Video - PART 1 - Creative Process and Design
"Lady of January" Walkthrough Video - PART 1 - Creative Process and Designmore_vert
2014-08-12T03:05:35+00:00
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Because you guys are special, you get an early preview of the process video I created for Lady of January that will be released to the public at large in a few days! This video talks about the creative concept, design, and composition of the piece and the decisions that went into its creation. It covers much of what I talked about in the sketch diaries, but in a condensed super shiny video format. Part 2 (which will be posted next week) will go on to give you a glimpse into the tools of the trade and the painting's live progress. It will be posted a few days early for the enjoyment of my Kickstarter backers and Patreaon Patrons! Feel free to leave any comments and I'll be happy to answer them! Enjoy.:)


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My First Kickstarter has Launched and Patrons get Freebies for Backing!
My First Kickstarter has Launched and Patrons get Freebies for Backing!more_vert
2014-08-04T17:32:54+00:00
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Hey, all! Today is a momentous day! My first ever Kickstarter project has launched - http://kck.st/WWHews It is my goal to help bring Art Nouveau to the masses by funding a run of open edition prints via Kickstarter! I'm also offering exclusive Kickstarter-only hand accented Giclee prints that will only be available via this campaign. I'm hoping the power of Kickstarter will help bring an entirely new audience to my work that I have previously been unable to reach. We'll see how it goes! As a *bonus* to you guys for being super awesome Patrons, if you choose to back me at ANY Reward level, I'll be giving you a pack of 10 postcards of Lady of January in addition to your other Rewards at no extra cost! This applies even to the $1 level. That means you could get a pack of postcards on me just for pitching in $1, just for being my Patron on Patreon! Thanks for being there for me. You guys are amazing!


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Angela Rachelle Sasser is raising funds for Art Nouveau Series of Birthstone Paintings - Lady of January on Kickstarter! Help bring Art Nouveau to the world with a series of birthstone and flower themed paintings starting with the month of January.

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July 2014 Giveaway Winner!
July 2014 Giveaway Winner!more_vert
2014-07-31T13:49:28+00:00
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Check out what's been happening this month in art, con prep, and a hint at a special project I'm launching soon! Also, learn who won this month's giveaway of a double-matted print of Meneliel, The Stargazer. Watch here - http://youtu.be/DULdnq8XK9E


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Join me for my July Patreon Giveaway and see who will win one of my art items! Stay afterwards for a Q&amp;A where you can ask me anything. Can't make it?

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User #96198 - 31 Jul 14 14:17
*does the flail dance*
ART PACK Lady of January
ART PACK Lady of Januarymore_vert
2014-07-26T22:23:13+00:00
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"Lady of January", 10x20 inches, watercolors and ink on illustration board with a hint of white gel pen and silver liquid leaf accents. ----------------------------------------------------------- The Lady of January bares the Carnation and Snowdrops and dons the stone of Garnet. The pink Carnation conveys undying love while the Snowdrop represents hope in sorrow. The Garnet will bring her serenity, passion, and balance. ----------------------------------------------------------- The next Lady has arrived! The mythology of January's flowers and stones is particularly fascinating. The Snowdrop was known to Elizabethans as flowers of death, considering their propensity to burst forth from beneath the snow in churchyards. In Korea, the carnations were used for divination. A young girl would place three carnations in her hair. If the top flower died first, the girl would know that the last years of her life will be difficult. If the middle flower died first, her youth will be difficult. If the bottom flower should die first, the girl knows that her whole life will be miserable. The Garnet comes from the word Granatum, or grain, because of the uncut stone's resemblance to pomegranate seeds. I had to resist making January more of a Persephone looking figure once I learned pomegranates were involved! ----------------------------------------------------------- ORIGINAL PAINTING: Will be available through Kickstarter and online, if it does not sell through the upcoming campaign. Stay tuned for more details! PRINTS - http://shop.angelicshades.com PROCESS VIDEO: Part 1 - http://youtu.be/pPuxGDBC1IU Part 2 - Coming soon! SKETCH DIARY - http://sta.sh/2l18cwd2lxo The attached .zip file includes a high res version of the painting so you can see all the sweet, sweet details in addition to wallpapers for the following resolutions: - iPad (2048 x 1536) - Mobile Phones (320 x 480) - 1280 x 1024 - 1024 x 768 - 1920 x 1080 If you should like any other sizes available, let me know in comments and I will do my best to provide them!


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SKETCH DIARY - Part 3 -  Lady of January
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2014-07-18T16:00:35+00:00
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The final sketch diary before painting begins is up for Lady of January! Read on about how I have planned the intricate color scheme for this piece. The sketch diary link: http://sta.sh/04xh7850lrh


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I fear each Lady is going to be more detailed than the last! I am a detail addict, I admit. Now, I really, really want to start painting! But I need to figure out my colors first, since she is such a complex piece.

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EVENT LINK - July 2014 Giveaway + Q&amp;A
EVENT LINK - July 2014 Giveaway + Q&amp;Amore_vert
2014-07-16T15:09:12+00:00
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The Hangout link is up on Google+ and Facebook for anyone who would like to sign up to be reminded of this month's Giveaway and Q&A! Remember, if you can't make it, feel free to leave me questions here and I'll do my best to cover them during the event. The G+ link: https://plus.google.com/events/cisu064di47uo2j4ip0ccvhfn0c The Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/440364862772222/

Early Release Limited Editions - July 2014
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2014-07-04T16:30:01+00:00
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Welcome to the first $25+ Patron announcement! As a Platinum Level patron, you have the privilege of collecting my limited edition prints and other exclusive items a month ahead of my regular followers! My limited edition prints are usually 18x24 in. (45.72x60.96 cm.) canvas prints. Each canvas print is stretched across a wood frame which I meticulously assemble myself by hand. They are Gallery wrapped, meaning the image is stretched around the edge of the frame and stapled on the backside, keeping unsightly staples out of sight. You can hang the piece directly on the wall without having to frame it! I personalize each limited edition print with a signature, date, and number. My limited edition series prints run to 250 prints, meaning once 250 have been sold, they will no longer be offered! List of early availability prints for July 2014: "Oathbound" - http://fav.me/d7jqcar "Lady of December" (Traditional Version) - http://fav.me/d7o3uo2 If interested, simply respond here or e-mail me at angela (at) angelicshades.com stating which items you'd like! These limited edition prints are usually offered at $150, but as a Patron, you can have the special price of $125 a piece, which is nearly 20% off! Buy more than one of any of my available limited edition prints or originals and I will drop the price down to $100 a piece! You can see my current stock of available limited edition prints and original paintings at my shop: http://angelicshades.storenvy.com I hope to bring you more goodies in addition to exclusive offers in the future to help show my gratitude for your support and will constantly be improving the way I communicate here with you on Patreon. If you should have any suggestions of other items, information you'd be interested in receiving here at Patreon, or ways I can improve your experience here, please feel free to suggest them to me! Thanks for your continued support. It means so much to me! Wishing you inspiration, Angela S.


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My Tumblr | My YouTube Channel | Website | Prints | Process video: Step-by-Step - www.wipnation.com/posts?PostKe... Painted in Photoshop with lots of music inspiration! I used Jonas...

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SKETCH DIARY - Part 2 - Lady of January
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2014-07-03T22:27:03+00:00
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Hey, everyone! Here's a detailed glimpse into the fashion and design of the Lady of January to tide you over for the long weekend. It's a pretty intensive sketch diary entry, but this painting is proving pretty intense to create! I hope you enjoy this exclusive sneak peek and have a great 4th of July weekend! Read on at the link: http://sta.sh/0qi4gff2p8e


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Read Sketch Dairy - Lady of January - Part 1 I thought I'd give you guys a look at the progress on the Lady of January before we head off to our long July 4th weekend! The first phase for designing the Ladies is to establish the window design, which is the main set piece and background element for this series.

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ART PACK Lady of December
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2014-06-27T15:32:08+00:00
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"Lady of December," 10x20 inches, watercolors and ink on illustration board with a hint of white gel pen accents. ----------------------------------------------------------- The Lady of December bares the white Narcissus and dons the stone of Turquoise. The white Narcissus celebrates fertility and resurrection while the Turquoise shall bring her prosperity and good fortune. ----------------------------------------------------------- I'm happy to present the first of my upcoming "Ladies of the Months" series! Each lady will represent the birthstone and flowers for each month. I've decided to reboot this series in traditional media, instead (it began in digital). The inking and watercolor painting are far easier and more enjoyable for me to do by hand, believe it or not! This series is also my homage to Alphonse Mucha, who inspires me on a daily basis. I drew a lot of inspiration in particular from his Precious Stones series. The Lady of December represents the birthstone of Turquoise and the white Narcissus flower. I also chose to incorporate the themes of the Saint Lucia candle crown and holly as homage to the seasonal elements of December that I enjoy. ----------------------------------------------------------- ORIGINAL PAINTING: NFS PRINTS - http://shop.angelicshades.com PROCESS VIDEO - n/a The attached .zip file includes a high res version of the painting so you can see all the sweet, sweet details in addition to wallpapers for the following resolutions: - iPad (2048 x 1536) - Mobile Phones (320 x 480) - 1280 x 1024 - 1024 x 768 - 1920 x 1080 If you should like any other sizes available, let me know in comments and I will do my best to provide them!


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10x20 inches, watercolors and ink on illustration board. Original Painting: Available for $400! (My Patreon patrons get a special discount.) I'm happy to present the first of my upcoming &quot;La...

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June 2014 Giveaway Winner!
June 2014 Giveaway Winner!more_vert
2014-06-26T00:59:28+00:00
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Check out what's been happening this month for me in art, life, and Patreon updates! Also, learn who won this month's giveaway of an ORIGINAL angel sketch!:D http://youtu.be/ITE2MlGSD48


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June 2014 Patreon Giveaway + Q&amp;A

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In which the fantasy artist, Angela R. Sasser, shows off a watercolor progress shot and talks about why M Graham paints are awesome, Artist's Market Online, Graphic Artist Guild, and other things.

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User #96198 - 26 Jun 14 02:18
Whoo hoo tons of good stuff happening for you my dear! And who WOULDN'T want to be on the Christmas card list, really? *grin*
REMINDER: June Giveaway and Q&amp;A TOMORROW!
REMINDER: June Giveaway and Q&amp;A TOMORROW!more_vert
2014-06-24T16:54:25+00:00
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REMINDER! The June giveaway and Q&A session is tomorrow at 8:30 pm EST! For details on how to participate, check the event link here: https://plus.google.com/events/clhhvdnmk9rplpag27073rrq0ug Can't make it? Leave your questions in the comment sections of this post!


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Join me for my June Patreon Giveaway and see who will win one of my art items! Stay afterwards for a Q&amp;A where you can ask me anything. Can't make it?

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EVENT - June 2014 Patreon Giveaway + Q&amp;A (Now on a new day!)
EVENT - June 2014 Patreon Giveaway + Q&amp;A (Now on a new day!)more_vert
2014-06-13T16:14:40+00:00
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My giveaway event is moving to a new day - the last Wednesday of each month! If you can't attend, feel free to leave your questions here and I'll get to them during the session which will be recorded and uploaded to my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/angelicshades) where you can watch it later. The event link: https://plus.google.com/events/clhhvdnmk9rplpag27073rrq0ug


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Join me for my June Patreon Giveaway and see who will win one of my art items! Stay afterwards for a Q&amp;A where you can ask me anything. Can't make it?

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SKETCH DIARY - Part 1 - Lady of January
SKETCH DIARY - Part 1 - Lady of Januarymore_vert
2014-06-10T18:39:29+00:00
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The first sketch diary for my next piece is up for your perusal! http://sta.sh/0280l0u34rb9 Find out about what inspired the creation of this series, see concept sketches, and get a peek at the reference photo shoot!


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This series began as my annual Christmas card back in 2012 and as a homage to Mucha's stunning series &quot;The Precious Stones&quot;! I'm a long time fan of Alphonse Mucha ever since I discovered his work years ago in college and fell in love with his graceful, intricate compositions.

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&quot;Oathbound&quot; Illustration Walkthrough Video
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2014-06-02T23:47:47+00:00
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The video version of the creative process and design of my painting "Oathbound". A behind the scenes glimpse of my book cover painting, "Oathbound", the inspiration behind the piece, character creation, and creative process. LINK LIST: Artist's Links http://www.angelicshades.com http://www.patreon.com/angelasasser Attributed Artists: Brom - http://www.artofbrom.com Jason Chan - http://www.jasonchanart.com Samantha Hogg - http://zephyri.deviantart.com James Gurney's Gamut Mask Tutorial: http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2010/04/gamut-masking-tool.html Jonas de Ro's brush set: http://jonasdero.deviantart.com/art/FREE-PHOTOSHOP-GIMP-BRUSHES-Explanation-348274576 MUSIC: "Dhaka" and "Desert City" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


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&quot;Oathbound&quot; Illustration Walkthrough: Character Design and Creative Process of a Desert Prince

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A behind the scenes glimpse of my book cover painting, &quot;Oathbound&quot;, the inspiration behind the piece, character creation, and creative process.

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2nd May Giveaway Winner + Digital Painting Mini Demo
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2014-05-29T17:40:14+00:00
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And this month's second winner was Brandamante Smith! Check out the recording to see what you've won. I also did a demo on setting up a workspace, digital painting tips, etc. Check it out here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWE1MH_wfuI&feature=share


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2nd May Giveaway/Q&amp;A - Photoshop Tips, Digital Painting Workspace, and Cintiq Advice

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In which the artist talks about workspace setups, favorite Photoshop tips and shortcuts, and favorite brush sets. Links mentioned: http://www.patreon.com/angelasasser Jonas de Ro's brush set: http://jonasdero.deviantart.com/art/FREE-PHOTOSHOP-GIMP-BRUSHES-Explanation-348274576

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2nd Giveaway for May this Thursday!
2nd Giveaway for May this Thursday!more_vert
2014-05-27T18:06:42+00:00
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Hey guys! I've decided I'll be holding my 2nd May giveaway at 8:30 on Thursday, May 29th, since I accidentally did the first one a little too early. Feel free to join me, find out the latest winner and stay to ask questions! I've also got some great crowd questions to answer concerning how I set up my work space, color palettes, and painting process that I'll try to address in the half-hour I've got. This session will be recorded so you can watch it later on my YouTube channel! Other questions? Feel free to leave them in comments and I'll address them in a future session! The event Hangout link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113983405055864592403/events/ciua2veb2nbgsm44kve0jlfoap4


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I'll be holding my 2nd May giveaway at 8:30 on Thursday, May 29th, since I accidentally did the first one a little too early. Feel free to join me, find out the latest winner, and stay to ask questions!

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angelasasser - 28 May 14 15:22
I've moved this to TONIGHT (Wednesday) at the same time! Sorry I've been such a whirlwind this month. It's been a bit crazy sleepwise! I think I may be permanently moving this to mid-week instead so as not to interfere with weekend plans too much.
ART PACK - Oathbound
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2014-05-26T16:38:18+00:00
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"Oathbound," painted in Photoshop. ----------------------------------------------------------- He made an oath once, upon faith and blood. He had sworn to be the guardian of the realm, to protect their people in time of peace and time of war. He was betrothed to the land of his birth that day, the silk wrapped blade of the Crown Prince placed in his untried hands. Years gone by in a land where such finery meant little more than scrap to be sold for food, he would remember the cold metal of his oath even when he did not want to. ----------------------------------------------------------- This was a practice piece for my book cover portfolio in which I joyfully double dipped into my own original world and characters for inspiration for a book cover idea. Perhaps one day this will be the cover to an actual novel? One can only hope! Eventually I'll indulge in that writing muse of mine when my life's settled down more. I think this is the first time I've ever seen Ramah staring back at me in a piece and thought 'that's him!'. He's eluded me for years when it comes to drawing him correctly. I'm happy to finally capture some of that essence! PRINTS - http://shop.angelicshades.com PROCESS VIDEO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9M0mszzESQ The attached .zip file includes a high res version of the painting so you can see all the sweet, sweet details in addition to wallpapers for the following resolutions: - iPad (2048 x 1536) - Mobile Phones (320 x 480) - 1280 x 1024 - 1024 x 768 - 1920 x 1080 If you should like any other sizes available, let me know in comments and I will do my best to provide them!


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SKETCH DIARY - Part 3 -  Song of Exile Cover
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2014-05-26T16:05:24+00:00
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The final sketch diary for the Ramah (Song of Exile) cover is up! This painting went through a lot of changes by the end so there was a lot to discuss. Enjoy! The sketch diary link: http://sta.sh/022ojuodph5y A video of the specific painting process will be up within the next week and the wallpaper pack up later today. Then, it's on to the next project, which will be of the Art Nouveau persuasion. I'm so excited to get started!


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User #96198 - 26 May 14 16:23
Man congrats on getting it done!!! The final piece really came out fantastic, my dear - well worth all the reworking, I think!
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angelasasser - 26 May 14 16:46
Thanks so much! I really hate that I have to re-work things, but I realize killing my darlings is sometimes the only way to get the masterpiece I want by the end. If there's any advice I've taken from my peers in illustration these days, it's that what really makes a good artist is the ability to push a piece until it breaks and fearlessly trudge ever-onwards!
Whoops! Giveaway Fail = Two Winners!
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2014-05-24T01:11:51+00:00
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So apparently I've fried one too many braincells staying up into the wee hours painting that I thought tonight was my May giveaway! Never fear, though. My airheadedness is your win! I'm just going to have a 2ND giveaway for May in addition to this one I mistakenly did too early. However, I want to know when's the best time to host this for you guys? I can do this any night of the week so feel free to give me your suggestions for a time slot! I'd love to be able to do this at a time when you all are able to attend and ask questions. If it's just impossible for you to attend, please do leave me some questions here in the comments section and I'd be happy to answer them live for you during the session so you can watch the recording later! If none of our times line up, then we can default the second giveaway to Friday the 30th at 8:30pm like it was supposed to have been. Sorry about that! Till then, you can check out this video for this month's first winner and a summary of how this amazing month has gone for me. There's been lots of excitement afoot! The video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EfsWSHlqwQ&feature=share


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Join me for my May Patreon Giveaway and see who will win one of my art items! Stay afterwards for a Q&amp;A where you can ask me anything. Can't make it?

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Interview at One Fantastic Week
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2014-05-22T15:18:03+00:00
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Check this out! I was interviewed for the One Fantastic Week podcast group on Facebook. Learn why I decided to be a professional artist, what advice has helped me the most, what my career goals are, etc. http://www.onefantasticweek.com/angela-sassers-fantastic-week/ This will be the first of many features of the fans over at OFW. It's a great group for working and aspiring artists with a nice interactive and encouraging community. I highly recommend checking it out, especially if you're a freelance artist!


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EVENT LINK - May 2014 Giveaway + Q&amp;A
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2014-05-19T16:28:39+00:00
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Hey, all! Here's this month's giveaway link so you can tune in, if you like. https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/113983405055864592403/events/c4qfvanlkkm4ve8t68j7adn23ls Can't make it? Feel free to leave your questions here and I'll be sure to answer them at the Event, which will be recorded and posted automatically to my YouTube channel. See you then!


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Mini Paintings For Sale!
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2014-05-18T16:34:15+00:00
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If you're interested in any of the mini paintings of Persephone and my masked Elf that I did for the Tiny Pleasures challenge, check them out at the new ArtOrder online store! You can find the mini masterpieces from my other colleagues there as well. http://the-artorder-store.myshopify.com/ Proceeds will go towards supporting ArtOrder and the ArtOrder scholarship for artists. It's a win-win for everyone involved!


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SKETCH DIARY - Part 2 -  Song of Exile Cover
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2014-05-14T19:56:37+00:00
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I'm back from a hiatus and ready to dive head first into painting! The Song of Exile book cover is back on the digital easel. Check out the next Patrons-only sketch diary entry to see how it's coming along! Sketch Diary - Part 2 - Song of Exile Cover http://sta.sh/010w17wtvtpx


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After a few months away wrapping up other commissions, I'm happy to be back and diving head first into this practice book cover for my portfolio! Last entry, I was exploring how to define this character's look and the overall composition.

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User #96198 - 14 May 14 22:15
Definitely is looking cool! Props to your honey for stepping back in front of the camera again - I really think the pose works great! I did notice that there's a change of the angle of Ramah's head in the colored copy versus the sketch, and I actually think it looks a little better in the sketch. Something about his neck looks awkward in the colored version. Not sure why, but it might be something to check on!
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angelasasser - 16 May 14 03:56
Figures that after getting this far, I went and reworked it from scratch again! I'm loving this new sketch even more now that it's brought back some of the charm and intensity of the original thumbnail while solving some of the odd facial cropping problems: http://angelasasser.deviantart.com/art/Song-of-Exile-Cover-Preliminary-Drawing-454315999
Patreon April 2014 Giveaway and Q&amp;A
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2014-04-26T02:20:59+00:00
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Greetings, Patrons! Check out the video for this month's giveaway and Q&A to see who won: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4OKruLBSu8 For a better view of the piece that was given away, check out this link. It was far too pixelated on the camera to be able to view properly: http://angelasasser.deviantart.com/art/DragonCon-2012-Embellished-Print-The-Lotus-Dancer-322909520 I also talk a little bit about why I've been so quiet this month. Big things are on the horizon and I'm so excited to share them with you! Thanks again for your support!


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Join me for my April Patreon Giveaway see who will win one of my art items! Stay afterwards for a Q&amp;A where you can ask me anything. Sponsor me on Patreon to get in on this chance to win unique items direct from the artist - http://www.patreon.com/angelasasser Only current Patrons at the Silver Level can win, but anyone can stay for the Q&amp;A afterwards!

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User #106423 - 26 Apr 14 04:07
I apologize for missing it! I do enjoy seeing your videos and all your enthusiasm about art!
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User #96198 - 3 May 14 00:19
Sorry I missed it again! This was the weekend of the brother-creature's wedding, so I was all sorts of running around like a crazy person out there. That print looks gorgeous - I think you're coming up with some great embellishments for them. I'm excited to see what you have to show us next!!
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angelasasser - 3 May 14 01:15
Sounds like a crazy packed weekend of family fun, Cait! I hope your brother and family enjoyed such a special event.:) I've just acquired embossing ink powders so I can finally do some cool things with raised effects on mats! I swear, papercrafting is going to be a brand new addiction...so many possibilities!
Patreon April 2013 Giveaway and Q&amp;A 2014-04-13T17:29:44+00:00

Join me for my April Patreon Giveaway to see who will win one of my art items! Stay afterwards for a Q&A where you can ask me anything. Sponsor me on Patreon to get in on this chance to win unique items direct from the artist - http://www.patreon.com/angelasasser Only current Patrons at the Silver Level can win, but anyone can stay for the Q&A afterwards! Questions are fielded via the Q&A text chat feature within Hangouts, so do not worry about 'calling in' if you are shy. Hangout Event link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113983405055864592403/events/c1b812pnutal0jumnfbafo411ic

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Surprise Scanner! + Other Updates
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2014-04-10T15:55:29+00:00
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Hey guys! I've been a little quiet around here so I thought I'd share why. It's been an odd time of mixed blessings, of late! First off, I'm very sad to report that the painting I was going to do for the Disney hotel fell through due to a decision to change the decor to something more modern than Art Nouveau. I was sad to hear this since I was extremely hyped for this project. On the upside, I did get paid very well for the few thumbnails I turned in, so I can't complain too loudly! This job falling through has given me some valuable time to think about the direction of my art business and to re-organize myself. I've been tidying up a new art-only shop over at storenvy ( http://angelicshades.storenvy.com ) and have moved my Artisan Crafts completely to their own place on Etsy ( http://angelicartisan.etsy.com ) and their own website, ( http://www.angelicartisan.com ). It's been a change long in the making so I can bring more focused updates and a consistent brand to my fans! I've also had valuable time to examine our household budgets with my wonderfully supportive significant other and we have decided that I am at a point in my career where I need to just *push* through to enter those markets in Illustration I have been pawing at forever. I am at the cusp of being 'good enough' and I just need to make one final push over the edge by really concentrating and making my stuff stellar! As such, I've quit my part-time job at my leather crafting biz so that I can concentrate double-time on producing portfolio work. I'm planning to hit my Painting Drama studies with Chris Oatley hard as well as go through Proko's premium life drawing course to help brush up my anatomy skills. This will probably mean more studies and less paintings, but we'll see how it goes! Either way, I will share my progress here with you guys and I am super excited to see how my work improves now that I'm not splitting my focus between so many tasks and two different businesses! To top off my strange fortune, I inherited some old office supplies yesterday, an amazing large format scanner! It may be old, but it scans ever so much better than my pitiful Brother MFC 6490! How lucky am I? Thank you, universe! That's one more Milestone Goal crossed off my list! I have since replaced that goal with something I've been meaning to do for awhile, which is to actually PAY and hire professional models from Model Mayhem so that I can take better reference photos for my projects. This means I can give back to the community as well, since any photos I don't use for my own projects will be uploaded for use by other artists at my stock gallery on dA ( http://angelasasser-stock.deviantart.com ). Change is in the wind and I can't wait to bring you guys more!


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User #96198 - 11 Apr 14 23:07
Dude congrats on the scanner!!! That is an awesome thing to just get randomly. Still bummed for ya on the Disney job, but at least you did get paid for the preliminaries! And the Model Mayhem thing sounds awesome. I still wish we could manage to get together for a mass stock shoot. Oh well, maybe someday!
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angelasasser - 12 Apr 14 02:01
You know I'm game if we're ever in each other's neighborhoods!:D
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angelasasser - 10 Apr 14 15:58
PS. The attached image file is of the new-old scanner. I'm not sure why the preview doesn't show. I think soon I will be moving my Patron only updates to my deviantART stash so images are displayed properly. This native format is not very link and image friendly.
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angelasasser - 10 Apr 14 15:56
Sorry I double posted this as a Creation! They recently changed how we compose posts and it's a bit confusing.:P
EVENT - March 2014 Patreon Giveaway!
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2014-03-23T20:03:42+00:00
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Join me to celebrate my first ever Patreon monthly Giveaway! It's going to be an extra special one to help commemorate the event.:D I'll be choosing the winner from my eligible $10 level Patrons, as well as talking about how my first month on Patreon has gone. If there's time and enough people in attendance, I may take a couple of questions through Hangout on Air's Ask a Question feature. Attendance is NOT required to win, it'd just be fun! The Giveaway will start at 9pm Eastern Standard Time and expected session length is 30 minutes at most. The Event link on Google+: https://plus.google.com/events/cg0lru3h5noh5nbvh72lo32neh8

EVENT - March 2014 Patreon Giveaway! 2014-03-23T20:02:48+00:00

Join me to celebrate my first ever Patreon monthly Giveaway! It's going to be an extra special one to help commemorate the event.:D I'll be choosing the winner from my eligible $10 level Patrons, as well as talking about how my first month on Patreon has gone. If there's time and enough people in attendance, I may take a couple of questions through Hangout on Air's Ask a Question feature. Attendance is NOT required to win, it'd just be fun! The Giveaway will start at 9pm Eastern Standard Time and expected session length is 30 minutes at most. The Event link on Google+: https://plus.google.com/events/cg0lru3h5noh5nbvh72lo32neh8

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Mini Painting - Persephone's Lament
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2014-03-22T00:38:17+00:00
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I'm proud to present my first finished painting/paid post here on Patreon! Though it's a small painting, there was no less planning that went into this piece. I was challenged to do a 3x3 inch piece for a competition and decided to try it once I realized I had just enough time between waiting on feedback from other projects to give it a shot! Because this piece is so small, I cannot offer you guys any wallpapers of it. However, click the image above this post to be taken to a narrated time lapse of this piece's creation! You all get it before everyone else because you are special. This is an unlisted video for now, which means only people with a link can see it. Feel free to share the link with others if you like! I just wanted you guys to see it first. Persephone is a long time inspiration of mine, as is any myth having to do with the underworld. The imagery of the underworld with its tragic Shades and imprisoned queen activate my muse like only few things can! Yet, somehow, I've never drawn this figure before. I'm so happy I can change that now with this painting! For those less familiar with her story, Persephone was the Goddess of Spring who was kidnapped by the God of the Dead, Hades, after he found her sleeping in a meadow one day. He wisked her away to the Underworld and tried to woo her by dotting the dark of the Underworld with gemstones to mimic stars. Even still, Persephone was not swayed. She would have been allowed to return home if not for the four tiny seeds of the pomegranate she ate, which doomed her with an unspoken rule. Any who dine on the food of the Dead (including Underworld Pomegranates, apparently) would have to stay in the Underworld forever! Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest and Persephone's mother, went into such a rage that it threw the world into Winter. Zues decreed that Persephone would be allowed to come home for part of the year, if only to keep the world from being held in eternal Winter. When Persephone is in the world above, the world returns to warmth and light. The time she is below in the Underworld, the world descends into Winter. And thus is the story of the changing of the seasons. Or that's how it was always told to me, anyways! You can also click this tumblr link for a collection of progress shots: http://artbyangelasasser.tumblr.com/post/80266134975/persephones-lament-mini-painting-for-the-tiny I hope you all enjoy this piece! If it does not get chosen to be sold at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, it may be up for sale after. Remember, you guys get the eternal 15% off everything if you are interested later!;) Wishing you all inspiration! Ang


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User #96198 - 23 Mar 14 20:06
Oh man that timelapse was so cool!! I'm always impressed that you can get such crisp lines with watercolor. My only experience with it was playing back in elementary school and it was always so soft and almost mushy as a finished project. Very cool my dear!
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angelasasser - 23 Mar 14 20:18
Glad you enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun putting it together and learning some new video editing tricks along the way. You know, back in high school and college, I thought I'd *hate* watercolors because of the lack of control, but it's actually more forgiving than one might think, especially if you're quick with a paper towel with lifting up colors. It IS so easy to create big smooshy shapes because of the way watercolor spreads to any wetness around it. It definitely requires patience to do detail, since you have to wait till it is all dry, or your lines will bleed out into the wetness of the paper. Teeeeny tiny brushes help too!
Planning My First Giveaway!
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2014-03-18T16:05:14+00:00
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I'm excited to announce that now that I have two patrons at the $10 level, I'll be holding my very first monthly giveaway! I'm hoping to do the drawing live via a Hangout on Air, if I can figure out how it works. I'll be choosing the winner from my two eligible Patrons, as well as talking about how my first month on Patreon has gone. If there's time and enough of you in attendance, I may take a couple of questions through Hangout on Air's Ask a Question feature. We'll see how it goes! The tentative time and date is 9pm on Friday, March 28th. I plan to make the last Friday of each month my standard giveaway time. If this doesn't work out for you guys, let me know and we can reschedule! Attendance is NOT required to win, it'd just be fun.;) More details soon once I figure out how to use the Google monster!

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User #94084 - 18 Mar 14 16:39
That sounds so fun! I'm looking forward to it!
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User #96198 - 23 Mar 14 20:00
Whoot! I think I've got it upped now! I thought I'd already had it changed, but apparently it didn't save like I told it to. So weird. But yeah - excited!!! So for Persephone's Lament, it will charge for the patron fee at the beginning of April right? Is that how I'm understanding this works?
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User #96198 - 23 Mar 14 20:01
Though oh crud - I just realized the next Herding Cats roundtable is Friday, so I won't be able to attend the drawing. Drat!
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angelasasser - 23 Mar 14 20:08
No worries! You won't have to be there to win.;) Have a blast at the RT!
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angelasasser - 23 Mar 14 20:12
Yes! As far as I understand it right now, pledges are processed at the end of each month.
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User #96198 - 20 Mar 14 15:54
Man part of me now wants to up my patron level to get involved in the giveway! LOL
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angelasasser - 23 Mar 14 15:06
Cait, feel free to do so on a rotating basis if you're just wanting a chance at a random goodie, but can't afford to do that all the time.:) This first giveaway is going to be a big one to celebrate it being my very first, so it's a good one to get in on!
Sketch Diary Part 1 - Song of Exile Cover
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2014-03-13T00:12:04+00:00
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After a botched attempt to share a sketch diary post with embedded images here on Patreon, I realized that Patreon's site sadly isn't the best for sharing this kind of formatted post. THE SOLUTION: My exclusive updates that involve image embedded of multiple images will now be hosted offsite at my DeviantART Sta.sh, the very same place where you received your free coloring book gift when you signed up as my Patron! If doing this gives you guys any problems at all, let me know and I will find another solution that benefits you more! Without further ado, here is the promised sneak peek of the "Song of Exile" cover at the link! http://sta.sh/018ccmtuio3s

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angelasasser - 18 Mar 14 17:47
Thanks for your great feedback on the font and image, Vanessa! I hadn't given the font much more thought beyond the placeholder I have there and you've given me some great leads to follow up on should I choose to present this with text in a portfolio. Thanks for the links! I'll definitely be checking them out. It's also great to hear how this character reads to those who aren't quite familiar with my fledgling drafts as well. I may have to put some snippets up here for you guys to go along with the WiP's the next time.:)
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angelasasser - 13 Mar 14 02:42
You're definitely on to something with the blade being a weird cut across right now in thumbnail 1. I'm betting the position (and shape) will get altered by the final. I still can't decide if that blade should be curved, straight, etc. What the exact design of it is, if it should be in a sheath and he's actually got his fist *around* the sheath and is *presenting* the blade rather than wielding it, which could also serve the story and composition a bit better. Much fun to be had in the details!
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User #94084 - 18 Mar 14 17:38
I love the idea of a curved dagger, it seems much more sinister and exotic than a straight dagger. I like the top left the best, his eyes seem like they will be burning into the viewer's soul, almost daring them to challenge his royal authority. It makes me already start to like the character because I feel like he's fierce, passionate, and just a little dangerous or edgy. I like characters with many layers to them, including the kind of temper that would have them whipping out a wicked looking dagger to prove their identity. I also really like the font you've chosen for Song of Exile. It would be beautiful with a hammered gold texture to it. My only suggestion would be a different font for your name, and book 1. I do think you're on the right track but I would use something with sharper edges to reinforce the foreign look. http://www.greekfontsociety.gr/pages/en_typefaces20th.html This link has some beautiful typefaces, and I love GFS Neohellenic, an Optima alternative that has the same "bite" to it, without being overtly recognizable as the font from the Vietnam War Memorial.
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User #96198 - 13 Mar 14 00:43
Oh, actually that or have the blade go vertical - the part of the facial sketch you posted to FB was pretty darned intense to look at - using the blade to create that effect could be cool too.
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User #96198 - 13 Mar 14 00:17
Ooo this looks like it's going to be fantastic! I hadn't realised you had a face for him - Naveen is perfect too! Of the 4 sketches you did, I think I like the two on the right better? The focus on the top right was the most dramatic and I think the pose I like best, but I liked that we saw the exile part so clearly in the bottom part. So maybe making sure his clothing/garb is ragged but with the top right pose? Maybe possibly? LOL
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angelasasser - 13 Mar 14 00:37
It really has been a war for me between thumbnails top-left and top-right with top-left being my main contender right now for its more dramatic composition. I like the idea of him presenting a royal dagger as proof of who he is, despite being in his changed state. Though I agree I'd very much like to get more of his situation across, which probably means he'll be in tattered clothing with more wear and tear on his features. To be sure, more prelims will follow exploring this further! This is why I'd hate to charge you guys per study, because boy I do a lot of them before I ever get to painting!
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User #96198 - 13 Mar 14 00:42
The problem with the tope left one right now is that something about it makes him look like a muppet with his nose either vanishing or turning into the blade, neither of which really invites me in if that makes sense? He's got (or will have by the end of it) such a strong face, I think you should show it instead of losing half of it to the blade.
ART PACK - The Lotus Dancer
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2014-03-05T15:25:48+00:00
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As a quick reminder, check out my channel's new intro video! I finally had the chance to record one.:D "The Lotus Dancer", painted in Photoshop. I did this painting before I joined Patreon which means you guys get it for free! Your support here will count *only* towards new paintings. Famed throughout Astaria for their beautiful voices, Lotus Dancers and Singers were once the most honored performers of the realm. However, hard times fell on the kingdom and their music became a thing of the past. Their tactics had to change for the theatre to survive and their beauty and a blossoming opium trade became another kind of draw for their performances. This is an early concept painting for my original fantasy universe, Song of Exile, which I hope to explore in future paintings! PRINTS: http://angelicshades.storenvy.com The attached .zip file includes a high res version of the painting in addition to wallpapers for the following resolutions: - iPad (2048 x 1536) - Mobile Phones (320 x 480) - 1280 x 1024 - 1024 x 768 - 1920 x 1080 If you should like any other sizes available, let me know in comments and I will do my best to provide them!


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First Milestone Goal Reached!
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2014-03-04T14:57:02+00:00
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Woot! Thanks to my very first two Patrons here, my first milestone goal was reached! That means if I can just get busy with producing work here that I should be able to afford sending out Christmas cards to all of my fans come the holidays this year! I can't wait to share this holiday card with everyone! I better start scheming early, methinks. She needs to be 200% more awesome than ever before!

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User #96198 - 4 Mar 14 15:25
*does dance* Glad to be able to help! Looking forward to seeing how this year's card comes out!
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angelasasser - 13 Mar 14 02:43
I should start planning it now so I have it done early, for once! XD
My First Patrons-only Post! Plus Secret WiPs
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2014-03-03T17:55:18+00:00
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I'm quite excited to bring my new patrons here their first exclusive post! I've been a little quiet publicly because I've been privately commissioned to do a painting for a hotel overseas. These progress shots aren't under NDA (non-disclosure agreement), though I'd still appreciate it if you guys can keep this between us just for surprise's sake.;) This painting is for a DISNEY hotel! This will be my first venture into painting a piece on this scale for a client on this scale. I'm rather excited! The Theme: Fantasia's Nutcracker Suite with the fairies and dancing flowers in Art Nouveau style. Talk about a dream job! I get to run away with some of my favorite themes in one of my favorite styles. I've attached the full sheet of thumbnails, though I only turned in 5 so as not to overwhelm the client with choice. Drawn in graphite pencil with white color pencil on tinted paper. My favorites are numbers 4, 2, and 9 (in that order of preference). Which ones do you guys like? For curiosity's sake, the ones that got turned in to the client are 2, 4, 6, 7, and 9. The winning thumbnail will be finished on a 26x30 canvas in acrylics, a size that's way larger than I usually paint at. I can't wait to begin!

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User #94084 - 3 Mar 14 18:24
First off, CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is such amazing and well deserved opportunity!! I love all of these ideas but I have to say I'm drawn to #2, and #6. I love all things sparkly, and I am obsessed with the ability to replicate sparkle in a painted medium. I would love to see those so that I could try and learn and understand how it's done. The composition on # 9, is so interesting and dynamic that I have to say it would be next on my list. Do you know where in the hotel your art will be featured?
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angelasasser - 3 Mar 14 18:49
Vanessa, it's going to be displayed in the Nutcracker Suite of the hotel. How fitting is that?
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angelasasser - 31 Mar 14 15:56
UPDATE! Sadly, the hotel has decided last minute to change the decor from Art Nouveau style. This means this job has been canceled.:[ However, I'm happy to say they did at least enjoy the thumbnails I turned in and I am still being paid for those. Maybe they will keep me in mind for the next Art Nouveau style project? Here's hoping!
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User #94084 - 5 Mar 14 20:02
That is so amazing! You must be walking on air!
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User #96198 - 13 Mar 14 00:19
I know I said this before, but again this is so cool! Knowing that it's in a suite at at hotel, I think I like number 9 - the multiple figures make me think it would be that much more welcoming for a family or couple. Just the way my brain works though!
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angelasasser - 13 Mar 14 02:44
I'll be happy with any of the 5 finalists I turned in to them. I'm on pins and needles waiting for their final decision! This is going to be SO much fun!
ART PACK - Dreaming Butterfly
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2014-02-25T16:59:37+00:00
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"Dreaming Butterfly", painted in Photoshop. I did this painting before I joined Patreon which means you guys get it for free! Your support here will count *only* towards new paintings. Aurora here is a long-time original character of mine inspired by my Shadowrun tabletop game days. She's a foul-mouthed, mentally unstable Elf who always comes out looking pretty in my paintings despite her personality. Must change that the next time I draw her! PRINTS: http://angelicshades.storenvy.com The attached .zip file includes a high res version of the painting in addition to wallpapers for the following resolutions: - iPad (2048 x 1536) - Mobile Phones (320 x 480) - 1280 x 1024 - 1024 x 768 - 1920 x 1080 If you should like any other sizes available, let me know in comments and I will do my best to provide them!


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ART PACK - Kushiel's Dart
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2014-02-22T21:51:58+00:00
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"Kushiel's Dart," painted in Photoshop. This is a painting finished before I joined Patreon, so I'm releasing the art pack for free! You'll only be sponsoring all new work here in the future. This painting was inspired by the book "Kushiel's Dart", one of my favorite mature fantasy novels by Jacqueline Carey. The imagery of her story about a woman touched by the power of a fallen angel has inspired me for years, but I never felt like I had the skill to bring the mental images the book gave me to life until now! This painting represents my own version of the book's original cover, which was painted by John Jude Palencar. You can find more of my work inspired by the Kushiel's Legacy series at my Kushiel-themed art blog: http://kushielconcepts.blogspot.com PRINTS - http://angelicshades.storenvy.com PROCESS VIDEO - http://youtu.be/KZSj8Su147Q The attached .zip file includes a high res version of the painting in addition to wallpapers for the following resolutions: - iPad (2048 x 1536) - Mobile Phones (320 x 480) - 1280 x 1024 - 1024 x 768 - 1920 x 1080 If you should like any other sizes available, let me know in comments and I will do my best to provide them!


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Thank You and Welcome to my Patreon Page!
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Being here is such an amazing opportunity to expand my creative horizons while getting to work directly with amazing folks such as yourself! As a gesture of my appreciation, all levels of Patrons will receive access to a page where they can download my Angels Coloring book for FREE and 15% off at http://shop.angelicshades.com">my art and artisan shops! I look forward to what artistic boundaries I can break with your support. Stay tuned while I learn the ins and outs of Patreon and how to bring you bigger, better content!

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