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Artists of Relativity - Vol. 19

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 17, 2014, 4:59 AM
Welcome to Gale City


A monthly series which will feature artists and artwork from the Relativity serial, which is published over on my mirz-alt account and can be found at RelativityComic. As I frequently showcase work from the series, I also wanted to promote the individual artists and feature some of their other work. This series will spotlight deviants who have created art for us through commissions, gift-art, contest-entries, requests or other means.



This issue: :iconsarasaeed95:



SaraSaeed95


:bulletblack: Relativity Art



Commission: Isabelle by SaraSaeed95

Commission: Gray Cyclone by SaraSaeed95

Commission: Sara by SaraSaeed95



Commission: Gazpacho by SaraSaeed95   Commission: Zephyra by SaraSaeed95   Commission: Sally by SaraSaeed95   Commission: Dark Flame by SaraSaeed95    Commission: Wren by SaraSaeed95

Commission: Resin by SaraSaeed95   Commission: Viro by SaraSaeed95   Commission: Tommy Flash by SaraSaeed95




:bulletblack: Other Art by SaraSaeed95



Request: Oldsmobile by SaraSaeed95

Commission: Evelyn by SaraSaeed95

Day and Night by SaraSaeed95


Request: happy birthday Hoshizora19! by SaraSaeed95   Request: Revas by SaraSaeed95     Razors And Butterflies by SaraSaeed95 Commission: Hetta Hartchase by SaraSaeed95  l Tall boyfriend by SaraSaeed95

Commission: Ria by SaraSaeed95   Arch by SaraSaeed95   Commission: Arysthial by SaraSaeed95



SaraSaeed95 offer commissions. See this journal for details.





:iconsuperthanksplz: to all of the wonderful artists who have worked on the series and fans who support it. We appreciate you all!

:iconrelativitycomic: To see more art or check out the series, be sure to visit the group.


:bulletblack: To see past articles, check out this folder. :bulletblack:


Digging Out

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 30, 2014, 5:12 AM
:iconmirz123:
Mirz123
Pixel Mom






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I was going to write another long journal talking about issues in my life, but no one needs to read that. However, there are a few things I want to note...

I mentioned it in passing, but Jim's dad has terminal cancer. It's a very aggressive form and the prognosis is not good. This coming less than a year after my mom passed. It's been rough, and needless to say, things are quite hectic in these parts. So continue to keep that in mind when commenting, noting, and all of that. I will get to things, but turn-around time is not the best. :paranoid:

That said, over the last couple of months I have made steady progress "digging out" of a very deep backlog. While I have a long way to go, I'm encouraged by my progress and plan to keep going. In fact, with such craziness in my life, it's a bit of a sanity-saver to come to dA and focus on "fluff" for a while. My plan is to attack my message center next. I am nuking all deviations, journals and polls, so if there was something you wanted me to see, please comment or note me. My main goal is to get the comments and notes, and then hopefully on to posting a few pixel pieces.

I will be participating on NaNoEmo. I'm not sure if I can do 30-in-30, but I'm going to try. I plan to do a mix of general-use and personal emoticons. Should be interesting. Anyhow, for more details on the event, be sure to watch the group.

:iconnanoemo:

Over on my mirz-alt account, I'm running a small comment contest for my RelativityComic group. The series will be 3 years old, and we wanted to do a little something to celebrate. I also have a special article scheduled to post for the occasion, too. So, if you're interested, head on over.

Comment Contest - CLOSED:eager: Winners will be announced soon! -- Updating the numbers.

:happybounce: As many of you know, around August-October, we host a yearly Relativity art contest. We must delay the contest this year due to personal issues and other commitments that we want to get through. But, we didn't just want to let our anniversary pass without doing something.
We are going to have a comment contest! The nice thing about this is that EVERYONE can enter, even if you are not good at art or writing. The only thing you need to do is leave comments. There will be two categories: ART and STORIES. Each category will have slightly different rules, so pay attention. You MAY enter both categories. The idea is to leave comments on Relativity artwork and/or stories. Everyone who qualifies will be entered into a drawing to win points prizes. We also have a special grand-prize up for grabs.
:bulletorange: RULES
All comments must be N


That's it. "Keep Going" is our family motto, and that's more or less what I'm doing. I did re-open my page and gave it a bit of an autumn flavor, so take a peek if you like.

As always, thank you for your love and support. Seriously, not sure how I would get on with it.


"Who came up with this 'saving the world' thing anyway?"

2014 VP NaNoEmo Round-Up

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 30, 2014, 3:27 AM
Back in August, we ran VP NaNoEmo. This is a special event that focuses on "Visual Purpose" emoticons, which are essentially emoticons that are created to be admired as art, not with the purpose of use in chats, etc. While the turn-out was not stellar, given the lull in the emoticon community over the last year or two, the number of emotes created for the event was impressive, nonetheless.

As we very quickly approach the launch of NaNoEmo (and yes, Synfull and I plan to co-host it again this year), I thought it was about time that I did the re-cap of the Visual Purpose event. I would like to thank everyone who participated. Whether you made one emote, or manage to make all four, we thank you for taking part.


Living In A Fishbowl by a-kid-at-heart 256p Angry by a-kid-at-heart

Giant Happeh Face by happy-gurl 256p Tongue by a-kid-at-heart

Adoration of Aten (Fragment) by KitLightning The Last Samurai by KitLightning Lonely Nights by a-kid-at-heart Emote Treasure Map by Mirz123

Arrrrzack by KitLightning  Sunbath by Krissi001 On A Vikingr by KitLightning

Emoticon Phoenix - VP NaNoEmo 3 by Mirz123 Day at the Beach by Synfull  Emoticon Cafe - VP NaNoEmo 2 by Mirz123 Once Upon A Dream by happy-gurl

vp nanoemo 1 - slow, tardy, sleepy by sneakyPancake Mountain of work by Synfull support by Krissi001 In the rain by Krissi001 ...should not have done that. by happy-gurl Tech Support by happy-gurl






Again, a hearty thank-you to everyone that participated. We hope to be back on schedule for the next "visual-purpose" event, come July. :heart:

Huh..Wut? O___o

Sat Oct 18, 2014, 5:42 AM


I came here to post my newest emoticon and see I have surpassed 500,000 pageviews. How the heck did THAT happen? Last I looked I was 480-something. Anyhow, I feel this is an amazing thing. So many of you have supported me and my art for so long. I know emoticons and stamps are popular in general, but still it's quite awesome to see that my page has had a half-million views. Thank you all. I've been feeling pretty "meh" about dA lately, and this gave me a much-needed smile about the site. 

I should do something to celebrate. Life is still CRAZY right now, but I hope once November gets here, things will calm down. They had better, because I plan to get NaNoEmo going (even though VP NaNoEmo was a bit of a bust). 

Love you all, miss you all. Hope to be back soon. Certainly as soon as I can. 

:love:


Artists of Relativity - Vol. 18

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 3, 2014, 7:45 AM
Welcome to Gale City


A monthly series which will feature artists and artwork from the Relativity serial, which is published over on my mirz-alt account and can be found at RelativityComic. As I frequently showcase work from the series, I also wanted to promote the individual artists and feature some of their other work. This series will spotlight deviants who have created art for us through commissions, gift-art, contest-entries, requests or other means.



This issue: :iconirenhorrors:



IrenHorrors


:bulletblack: Relativity Art



Dark Flame and OverCast by IrenHorrors

Melody by IrenHorrors



Daniel and his wife Anna by IrenHorrors   Sara by IrenHorrors   Vincent and his wife Iona by IrenHorrors   Sara and little Luciana by IrenHorrors




:bulletblack: Other Art by IrenHorrors



Little Red Riding Hood by IrenHorrors

Jack and Sally by IrenHorrors

Little Red Riding Hood II by IrenHorrors


I haven't seen you for ages by IrenHorrors   SparklyDeath by IrenHorrors   Mermaids Dance by IrenHorrors   Severus by IrenHorrors

The Phantom of the Opera by IrenHorrors   Memories of October by IrenHorrors



IrenHorrors offer commissions. Note her for more information.





:iconsuperthanksplz: to all of the wonderful artists who have worked on the series and fans who support it. We appreciate you all!

:iconrelativitycomic: To see more art or check out the series, be sure to visit the group.


:bulletblack: To see past articles, check out this folder. :bulletblack:


Shutting Down for a Short While

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 29, 2014, 4:29 AM
:iconmirz123:
Mirz123
Disappearing Artist






CSS Skin


I honestly thought of deactivating for a week or so, but that causes too many worries and problems. So, instead I have "shut down my page."

This upcoming week is going to be very intense for me, and I need to focus fully on it. In addition, we learned that another very close family member has cancer. This is the week we will get the test results and learn the prognosis, but from the type of cancer it is, we are not expecting the news to be good.

Either way, despite what I said last week, circumstances are conspiring to keep me away a while longer.  I shall be back as soon as I can.

The VERY good news is that despite this all, I pixelled this past weekend and did (almost) 4 portraits dolls, which I'll be posting on my mirz-alt account. I feel my digital mojo is returning, so my hope it I'll be back in full form when I return. I actually have ideas for stamps and emoticons. So, fingers-crossed.

Love you all and thank you for the continued support.

P.S. I will NOT be checking this account. I will only be responding to NOTES on my mirz-alt account, if you really need to get a hold of me. Otherwise, feel free to note and comment me here and I'll reply when I return.


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Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 26, 2014, 1:17 PM
:iconmirz123:
Mirz123
Disappearing Artist






CSS Skin


It's always so nice to come to this page and see that I have a slew of faves and mentions. I always fear one day there will be nothing but crickets on this account, and it will be my own fault. Once again, life just keeps whipping. Another serious illness of a close family member, as well as other life issues (new and old). I honestly read all the comments, and I plan to respond to them all in a blitz soon (literally scheduling time on my calendar to do it). In the meantime, an apology to the NaNoEmo participants.  A recap article will be coming soon.

I miss you all SOOO much. I was just commenting to a friend that dA will have all of these cool new things on the horizon, but I'll probably never get a chance to see them much. So sad. *sigh*

Oh, and for those who might have noticed (but probably not), Facebook deleted my account because I was using a pen name rather than my real name. Blargh. I lost quite a few watchers/friends who I didn't have a record of, so I can't re-connect with. So, if you're interested in stalking me there (I have a page where I post about all the art I do, digital, pixel, and literature), you can check out this HERE

:kiss:


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I am not dead

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 27, 2014, 8:17 AM
:iconmirz123:
Mirz123
Disappearing Artist






CSS Skin


I have such a terrible habit of disappearing these days. As I've mentioned many times over the last few months, my health is not the best. No exaggeration, but I haven't have a period where I have been well for 2 weeks straight in nearly a year. Honestly, a huge part of it is stress. With my mother's passing early this year, and crisis after crisis (a new one just arose this past weekend), it keeps taking a toll on me. Though relaxing and not worrying is not an option at the moment, as I have many people who depend on me. :sighs: 

Anyhow, I have 3 NaNoEmo emotes as WIP in my folder and will have them uploaded before the month ends. I also hope to get a few other things done with stamps and emotes.  

Despite everything, I am confident that someday the IRL drama will end and I will make good to be here more regularly. Until then, you know the saying,

Not-there-yet by Mirz123

Will check in soon, and as always, I will reply to all comments. It's just usually REALLY late these days.

Want A Hug From Me ? 


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Artists of Relativity - Vol. 17

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 22, 2014, 12:56 PM
Welcome to Gale City


A monthly series which will feature artists and artwork from the Relativity serial, which is published over on my mirz-alt account and can be found at RelativityComic. As I frequently showcase work from the series, I also wanted to promote the individual artists and feature some of their other work. This series will spotlight deviants who have created art for us through commissions, gift-art, contest-entries, requests or other means.



This issue: :iconmaryneim:



Maryneim


:bulletblack: Relativity Art


Vincent by Maryneim

Sparkz from Relativity by Maryneim

Misty Liberty from Relativity by Maryneimdiv>

Resin from Relativity by Maryneim Dark Flame from RELATIVITY by Maryneim Comic TEAM GROUPS by Maryneim Zephyra from Relativity by Maryneim Prism From Team Cyclone COMMISSION by Maryneim

Overcast from Relativity by Maryneim Black Torrent from Relativity by Maryneim




:bulletblack: Other Art by Maryneim



The Bride of Aquaman by Maryneim

The Cinderella (ME) by Maryneim

He-man Commission by Maryneim


Superman by Maryneim Supergirl from Man of Steel by Maryneim Tinkerbell from Disney by Maryneim Wonder Woman as Gal Gadot by Maryneim Star Girl from TEAM CYCLONE (ME) by Maryneim

Cyborg Police Girl by Maryneim Elsa and Anna From Frozen by Maryneim


Maryneim periodically offers commissions. Check out her page for more details.





:iconsuperthanksplz: to all of the wonderful artists who have worked on the series and fans who support it. We appreciate you all!

:iconrelativitycomic: To see more art or check out the series, be sure to visit the group.


:bulletblack: To see past "Artists of Relativity" articles, check out this folder. :bulletblack: :bulletblack:


My deviantART Story

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 2:31 AM
:bulletblue: I typically shy away from these types of "tell us about your art" community journals. Even though I am very proud of my art, I hate to sound braggart. But, since I'm feeling rather blah (battling more sickies--will I ever get well?), I figure it would be nice to reflect back and see my growth.

Limiting it to 5 pieces was hard. So I'm not really sure if this full shows how I've grown, but here they are, and why:

Surfing the Web by Mirz123
My first Daily Deviation, given by Synfull. There is so much I love about this piece, but there are also a lot of things I could have done better. This piece took me SOOO long to do. The fact I probably could do it in half the time now speaks of my growth.

Marx Brother Emote - B+W Entry by Mirz123
One of the emotes I'm most proud of. Though technically not spectacular, it placed in the semi-finals of a contest that had over 1000 entries (mine made it into the top-30). I should note this was shaded in grayscale, which was a challenge.

Monkey Pirate Ship by Mirz123
Still my favorite piece in my gallery. Though, again, you can see more primitive pixelling. I probably would do it more elaborate now, but I feel it would lose some of its charm. I much like the simple, more cartoony style of this piece.

Lament for Icarus by Mirz123
My most recent Daily Deviation given by SparklyDest . I think this piece showcases how far I have come in my emoticon art. While "Surfing the Web" was technically challenging, the pixelling was not spectacular--it didn't have to be. The Icarus piece took me days to do, but the end results are so satisfying. I could not have done this when I first joined the site. I think it illustrates well where I've come in the 5 years I've been active in the emoticon community.

Relativity Pixel Font by Mirz123
My most recent pixel font. I am just as proud of my fonts as I am of my emotes. In fact, I am more well-known off-site for my fonts than any other art. They are included on several major font sites and have over a millions downloads collectively. Looking back at my first font, it was so simple. The fact that I have so many complex ones in my gallery now shows my growth in that area. But I feel all of my pixelling goes hand-in-hand. I wouldn't be nearly as good at pixel fonts if I didn't emote, and vice-versa.

Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123

So, that's my journey. Link me to your journal so I can read yours! :heart:

Smile Stamp by mirz-alt


Back to Business

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 6:17 AM
:bulletblue: At long last I feel I'm at a point where I can get back involved in the community again. As many of you know, my mother passed away 6 months ago and it was a huge loss; she lived with me for the past 17 years and helped raise my children. I still feel her loss deeply, and recently have been struggling with it again. But time does heal and I feel better. Also, I was dealing with some major health problems which have abated. I'm still not "well" but I'm much better and want to jump back in.

:bulletblue: I've done a bit of a revamp to my profile page. A big thanks to SimplySilent for the code, and to Ravenswd for shaping it into what I wanted.  My page is much tidier and it's much easier to find things. I've also added a special "Around Town..." box. This is for YOU. I want to pimp out events and other things. As much as I'm getting back into the community, I will admit my focus will more limited -- having less time these days, I need to focus specifically on certain things. However, if you have an event, a need, or something else you'd liked pimp (as long as its family-friendly), drop me a note and I'll add it.

Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123

:bulletblue: Emoticons! First of all, a big congratulations to Waluigi-Prower for his new heart. He is the brand spanking new CV for emoticons, so go give him a watch and a hug and a warm welcome.

:bulletblue: I would also like to announce that I am now the Feature Team admin for Emoticons over at SeniorSelections. It's a great initiative which allows Senior members to showcase outstanding work in the galleries in which they participate. So, if you have any suggestions for an emote that deserves a feature, drop me a note. :eager:

:bulletblue: Speaking of emoticons, as many of you have seen, I'm doing my part in an effort to get the community jump-started. In a bit of a whirlwind, last-minute decision, I opted to start VP NaNoEmo. I apologize for the lack of notice and all of that, but things were crazy and I didn't think I'd make the August 1st launch with other commitments I had. But I did, and I hope we get a few people on board. I'm still looking to host the regular NaNoEmo in November.

:bulletblue: Also, over the next few days I will be re-opening a few of my projects. Since the 2013 yearbook fell flat, I'm will be reopening it as the combined 2013-2014 yearbook. More details on that will be posted when the updated book is completed. I will also be doing a Part 2 to my "Friendship Is..." project. And I have plans to re-open my Emoticon Lane project. So, exciting stuff on the horizon.

Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123

:bulletblue: Since I want to make this journal mostly about my work on this account, I will mention quickly that Ravenswd and I have released the 4th Book in our Relativity series. If you're interested in learning more, you can check out this journal HERE

Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123

:bulletblue: Lastly, I am in the process of re-imagining my "Spotlight Features" article series. I have plans to re-start it with a few changes which I think will help and make it easier for me to maintain. 

I want to thank everyone who has been so good and patient with me over the last few months. It's been quite hard, but the love and support I've received has been amazing. Thank you all very much.

Better Late than NaNano - VPNaNoEmo

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 1:53 PM
The fun begins August 1st!!

Last year we ran a special NaNoEmo in June.  It was solely for Visual Purpose Emoticons. What does that mean? It means emoticons that are created to look at, not for use in chats or comments. Basically, pretty emoticon pictures. However, visual emotes can also include useful things like icons, stamps, etc. The key is that care is taken to create an emoticon "scene", usually with a detailed background.

I am gonna defer to the journal written last year by Synfull. It outlines what the challenge is about and how to participate. The good thing about VP NaNoEmo is that the goal is not one-a-day, but one-a-week, and smaller emote scenes (like avatars) count. So, get boned up, and if you're ready to participate, sign up.

Note that I know we're 2 months late, and notice of this is really last minute. My apologies. However, NaNo has always been a big motivator in the emoticon community and I hope it inspires a few old-timers, and newcomers, to start pixelling again!

Background


As many of you will know, this group, NaNoEmo hosts a fun emote-a-day style challenge every November to match up with NaNoWriMo in the literature community. Over the last 2 years we have had a fair number of emoticonists taking part and some fantastic emotes appearing all through the designated month.

Whilst this is great for creating smaller or ‘chat friendly’ emotes, it is far harder to work on larger canvases in the given time scale. Although there is nothing stopping artists working emotes every day and  producing a smaller quantity of emotes, the majority of participants opt for the more traditional approach of 30 emotes in 30 days.

We have therefore decided to launch a separate event in the month of June, known as VP NaNoEmo, designed specifically for Visual Purpose (VP) emotes.

The Challenge


The challenge of VP NaNoEmo is to ideally create one emote a week. The emote should be geared towards the Visual Purpose branch of the gallery - emotes which are designed solely to look at and generally feature a larger canvas and background. You can find some great examples in Emoti-Art's recent news feature: fav.me/d65nsim

If you are unable to make one every week, then don’t sweat it. The goal is to make more emotes than you usually would and possibly even try new styles and techniques you have never used before. If you want to take part and only make 2 emotes then that’s better than none. Equally there is no shame in making more than 1 emote a week if you feel up to it!

For those who are new to this branch of the art form, don’t think you have to go big. VP emotes come in all shapes and sizes and can be as small as 50x50 pixels if you wish. Avatars are also valid VP emotes, and a great way to work on a Visual Purpose emote on a smaller scale. The main aim to make emotes designed to look at rather than use in conversation, so don’t think you have to fill a massive canvas straight away.

Taking Part


If you aim to take part in VP NaNoEmo then join the group and leave a comment on the journal below. We’ll add you to the list of participants so others can check your emote(s) each week. It may be useful to make a separate gallery folder to help people keep track of your entries. If you have one, post that below too and we will place it next to your name.

Once you have finished your emote(s) each week, upload them to the 'featured' folder at NaNoEmo so other group members to check them out. At the end of the month we will also create a news article to show off a range of the brilliant pieces made.

You don’t have to take part in the entire month. So if for any reason you want to sign up part way through June or need to drop out, then that is ok. We will edit the list throughout the month to help keep it as up to date as possible.

Emotes made for VP NaNoEmo can also be entered into other contests such as TheEMTC, ee-motes or EmoticonOpus giving you exciting themes to base your entries on. VP NaNoEmo simply aims to get people making VP emotes in the month of June, so we have no issue with these doubling up as contest entries elsewhere.

Tutorials + Resources


For those that may not have much experience with Visual Purpose Emotes, Emotication has a handy list of tutorials and resources which may assist making your art pieces.

:iconemotication:

   


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It would be brilliant if you could help spread the word about this new event. We would love to see members throughout the community (and even beyond) taking part, so please help promote it through journals, polls, Twitter or simply show it to your friends.

We look forward to seeing everyone sign up for this event, and eagerly await seeing what wonderful pieces you come up with! :eager:

Participants



Mirz123
a-kid-at-heart
sneakyPancake
KitLightning
Krissi001
Synfull
WorldWar-Tori
iAmoret
Fuzzy-Artemis
happy-gurl
Sijanca
SweetCreeper132PL

Page Temporarily Closed

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 8:05 AM
:bulletblue: Finishing a few things in the next couple of days. Excited to clear that off my to-do list.

:bulletgreen: Shutting down my page temporarily. Will re-open soon with a new design and the announcement some exciting emoticon news!

:bulletred: Radio silence while I get the last things hammered out. See you soon!

Artists of Relativity - Vol. 16

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 17, 2014, 3:37 PM
Welcome to Gale City


A monthly series which will feature artists and artwork from the Relativity serial, which is published over on my mirz-alt account and can be found at RelativityComic. As I frequently showcase work from the series, I also wanted to promote the individual artists and feature some of their other work. This series will spotlight deviants who have created art for us through commissions, gift-art, contest-entries, requests or other means.



This issue: :iconekkimu: and :iconvelnna:



ekkimu


:bulletblack: Relativity Art


the villains by ekkimu
-August Moon- by ekkimu


Overcast  by ekkimu The Villains by ekkimu Master Blankard and  Black Torrent by ekkimu Cutie Dark Flame by mirzjiles Commission: Ravenswood-Sara Wolff by ekkimu




:bulletblack: Other Art by ekkimu



My Catwoman by ekkimu
pin up 03 by ekkimu


Vocaloid: Gumi: Winter clothes by ekkimu warrior girl by ekkimu my own freddy krueger glove  2 by ekkimu geisha by ekkimu Blue hair style by ekkimu

Ekimmu offers commissions at various times. Please check out her profile page for current commission status and more information




Velnna


:bulletblack: Relativity Art



Cricket - Teaser (Episode 4) by mirzjiles


Sally By Velnna by mirzjiles Maggie By Velnna by mirzjiles




:bulletblack: Other Art by Velnna







Velnna offers commissions from time to time. See her profile page for more information on when she is open for orders.





:iconsuperthanksplz: to all of the wonderful artists who have worked on the series and fans who support it. We appreciate you all!

:iconrelativitycomic: To see more art or check out the series, be sure to visit the group.


:bulletblack: To see past "Artists of Relativity" articles, check out this folder. :bulletblack: :bulletblack:


Relativity has been Featured

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 30, 2014, 4:31 AM
Welcome to Gale City


I am excited and proud to announce that my fiction serial project has been featured in an online publication. cahoodaloodaling is a collaborative publication featuring poetry, prose, and art from seasoned veterans and newcomers alike. I was flattered and honored when the editor approached me to showcase Relativity to launch their quarterly special feature.



What I love about this article is that is spotlights all of the various aspects of the series: the writing, the art, the voice-acting, the music, and more. There is information on the characters, the story, the authors, the actors, and the artists. There are interviews. And there is a ton of art. If you were interested in the story, but didn't know what it was about or if you'd like it, this is a great place to start. If you're a fan of the series, there's a lot of fun and interesting information which I think you'll enjoy.

deviantArt has been a key location in our work on the series, so I'm excited that I'm able to share this all with you here. The article is off-site, but if you want to learn more about the serial after reading the article, be sure to check out the group here:

:iconrelativitycomic:

On a side note, the article also featured a re-dub of the video trailer for our first book. Due to conflicts and professional issues, a couple of the actors had to drop out of the project, so the roles were re-cast.





Thank you again for your continued support. I know many of you follow me for my pixel-art, and I love you for it. Writing is the other side of my creativity, so your support of all of my art is greatly appreciated.




Official announcement and dA artist credits in the link below. Also news on the cahoodaloodaling contest which is no-fee and open to everyone:

WELCOME TO RELATIVITYClick on the image below to enter the issue.

:iconrelativitycomic: created by :iconmirz-alt: and :iconRavenswd:
Deviants included in this feature:
Voice Acting
:iconThe-Assasinator: :iconCubicInsanity: :iconjdbrice: :iconmaryneim: :iconchazzravenelle: :iconthatguyinyourcereal:
Art
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In Cahoots Contest 2014
You know you want to. Also, I will not be judging this (our lovely :iconscatteredwords: judged last year) and will be getting someone off-staff to judge for this year, so feel free to ask me anything you want.
Will try to catch up on comments sometime this weekend. Still mostly away. Ah, life.


Artists of Relativity - Vol. 15 Special

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 20, 2014, 4:53 AM
Welcome to Gale City


A monthly series which will feature artists and artwork from the Relativity serial, which is published over on my mirz-alt account and can be found at RelativityComic. As I frequently showcase work from the series, I also wanted to promote the individual artists and feature some of their other work. This series will spotlight deviants who have created art for us through commissions, gift-art, contest-entries, requests or other means.




Over the years, we have been lucky to work with a number of different artists, many who have created a single image for us. However there are some who, due to a variety of reasons, have created a handful of items, but not enough to be featured as an independent artist-of-the-month (typically an artist who has created 8-10 pieces or more, are considered for that spot). Since we want to showcase those talented individuals, as well, here is a special "mini" issue feature 5 of those artists.

:iconserenaverdeart: SerenaVerdeArt


:bulletblack: Relativity Art


Archibald by NadezhdaVasile by mirzjiles


Sara Wolff by SerenaVerdeArt Melody by SerenaVerdeArt


:bulletblack: Other Art


Commission: Water Nymph by SerenaVerdeArt

Commission: Thalian's family by SerenaVerdeArt My Fire Lady... by SerenaVerdeArt A Poor Example of One by SerenaVerdeArt




:iconfayerin: Fayerin


:bulletblack: Relativity Art


Papi by Fayerin


Happy B-Day by Fayerin Fall aslep by Fayerin


:bulletblack: Other Art


Aqua by Fayerin

secret place by Fayerin ID with my cat by Fayerin Peaceful by Fayerin




:iconthiefoworld: Thiefoworld


:bulletblack: Relativity Art


Relativity: Being heroes by Thiefoworld


Another Epic ID by mirz-alt Black Torrent ID by mirz-alt


:bulletblack: Other Art


WoW: An unconventional trio by Thiefoworld

Wonderland II by Thiefoworld  Thunder Thundercats OOOH by Thiefoworld Patitous by Thiefoworld




:iconjanjanita: Janjanita


:bulletblack: Relativity Art


Dark Flame-Dragoness-closeup by Janjanita


Janita-Comm vampSara-Ravenswd by Janjanita Janita-Comm-Melody mirz123 by Janjanita


:bulletblack: Other Art


Snap 00000767-002 by Janjanita

Gave u my heart by Janjanita Cookie run , Hero cookie by Janjanita NightingaleDuck-Close up by Janjanita




:iconeninaj27: Eninaj27


:bulletblack: Relativity Art


Commission: Ravenswood and Michael by Eninaj27


/Commission: Breakfast by Eninaj27 Commission: Dark Flame and Black Torrent by Eninaj27


:bulletblack: Other Art


Kosim Aquarelle by Eninaj27

Hawl Portrait by Eninaj27 Fright by Eninaj27 Franz (for Jafean) by Eninaj27




:iconsuperthanksplz: to all of the wonderful artists who have worked on the series and fans who support it. We appreciate you all!

:iconrelativitycomic: To see more art or check out the series, be sure to visit the group.


:bulletblack: To see past "Artists of Relativity" articles, check out this folder. :bulletblack: :bulletblack:


Tackling the In-Box

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 14, 2014, 6:21 AM
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Well, I'm not well, but I'm a bit better. So I'm tackling my message center today. For those of you who comment, expect a blitzkreig of responses. That said, I had over 10,000 mentions for my emotes, several thousand faves, and over 12,000 deviations and journals/polls. As much as I wanted to give things a peek, I really need to focus on comments/replies. So...


Nuclear explosion by FireKDragon


If there was anything noteworthy journal or deviation-wise you want me to see, please link it below. Otherwise, continued thanks for you patience and I'll be posting a formal update tomorrow. :kiss:


"Who came up with this 'saving the world' thing anyway?"

Sick Again

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 4, 2014, 5:41 AM
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Hey, there, guys. Just posting this up quick. On top of saying I'd be slow because of everything else in my life, I ended up having my chronic health issues flare up, and unfortunately they have been on the bad/serious side. I am taking it easy and focusing on the time-sensitive parts of my to-do list, including the trailer work and the next episode of Relativity. That said, I have seen some comments come through on my art. No worries! I will reply soon (as well as continue work on my pixels and other stuff). I thank everyone for supporting me and continuing to fave/comment, even though I'm rather quiet these days. I really do plan to reply to everyone eventually, so thank you for your patience.

Oh, and the next book cover is done. OMG, FranciscoETCHART has outdone himself. Can't wait to link it up later today. Stay tuned!


"Who came up with this 'saving the world' thing anyway?"

Artists of Relativity - Vol. 14

Journal Entry: Wed May 21, 2014, 8:11 PM
Welcome to Gale City


A monthly series which will feature artists and artwork from the Relativity serial, which is published over on my mirz-alt account and can be found at RelativityComic. As I frequently showcase work from the series, I also wanted to promote the individual artists and feature some of their other work. This series will spotlight deviants who have created art for us through commissions, gift-art, contest-entries, requests or other means.



This issue: :iconjen-and-kris:



jen-and-kris


:bulletblack: Relativity Art


Victorian Dark Flame by mirzjiles

Why Do You Fight Me? by mirzjiles

Point Commission:  Like ocean... by jen-and-kris


Sibling Rivalry By Jen-And-Kris by mirzjiles Daniel by Jen-and-Kris by mirzjiles Dark Flame Pin-up by Jen-and-Kris by mirzjiles Vincent By Jen And Kris by mirzjiles Best Friends by Jen-and-Kris by mirzjiles

Secrets - Teaser (Side Story) by mirzjiles Those Who Have the Gold - Teaser (Side-Story) by mirzjiles




:bulletblack: Other Art by jen-and-kris



Crescent moon. by jen-and-kris

Daenerys by jen-and-kris

Swan by jen-and-kris


Point Commission:  Beloveds by jen-and-kris  Commissions : Sunset by jen-and-kris   Steve and Tony. by jen-and-kris Freya's Falcon necklace by jen-and-kris

Juration. by jen-and-kris The House in Which.The Mermaid by jen-and-kris Mushroom Idol. by jen-and-kris


jen-and-kris periodically offer point commissions. Check out their page for more details.





:iconsuperthanksplz: to all of the wonderful artists who have worked on the series and fans who support it. We appreciate you all!

:iconrelativitycomic: To see more art or check out the series, be sure to visit the group.


:bulletblack: To see past "Artists of Relativity" articles, check out this folder. :bulletblack: :bulletblack:


Hiatus

Journal Entry: Wed May 21, 2014, 8:07 AM
I just want to let everyone know I am going on a bit of a hiatus.

First of all, Relativity will not be on hiatus. Relativity is business, and there is a lot on the horizon for the series. I am excited about upcoming stories, the next trailer, and other project. I will be actively updating dA with respect to the series, and making an effort to reply to all comments on the stories. No worries there.

However...

I have a HUGE to-do list. Contest prizes, gifts, trades, and more. Everyone has been so patient as I have dealt with the death of my mother, family drama, extended illness, and a host of other issues which have left my productivity in the toilet. But that's really not an excuse. I need to get these things done, and the only way I can do that is greatly cutting my internet time and focusing on getting through it all. That will mean limiting my time on dA and my other social networks until everything is done.

That said, I will be making an effort to reply to all old messages and notes during this hiatus, too.

If anyone really needs to get a hold of me, I will be coming on dA 1-2 a day to check notes.

Continued thanks and much love to everyone. I hope you will be well and I look forward to seeing you when I return.

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