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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
:iconaimee5: :iconfranciscoetchart: :iconAstralMuffin: :iconpiccolaria: :iconThreshTheSky: :iconjanjanita: :iconSmoludozerka: :iconJen-and-Kris: :icontoviorogers: :iconfee-absinthe: :iconfdasuarez: :iconbobihartanto: :iconinamax: :iconmaryneim: :iconkuroutadori: :iconvo09: :iconcaptain-savvy: :iconm-i-d-s: :iconshamserg: :iconsayara-s: :iconsirtiefling: :iconcolormymemory: :iconawsumz: :iconeninaj27: :iconthiefoworld: :icondestinyfall: :iconvelnna: :iconalphalunatic: :iconfayerin: :iconkregl: :iconsarasaeed95: :icontrisste: :iconliberlibelula: :iconeeren: :iconbrittanycomeaux: :iconstacyraven: :iconknow-kname: :iconlo
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
:iconmirz123:
Mirz123
Pixel Mom






CSS Skin


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
:iconmirz123:
Mirz123
Pixel Mom






CSS Skin


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.

This Journal Skin was designed by Night-Beast

Birthday Thank-yous

Journal Entry: Fri May 9, 2014, 3:23 AM
I want to extend a big thank-you for all of the birthday messages. Between my three accounts, I received over 200 messages. I am so touched by all of the well-wishes!

I also received a few gifts. I never expect anything for my birthday, but considering I rarely get any gifts IRL (though admittedly, there is not a lot I want), it's always lovely to get a few digital presents to make my day.

A Moment Of Peace by CristianaLeone Commish : Relativity by wansworld  Dark Flame by VisAnastasis Happy B-Day by Fayerin Michael Bruce by NurulKamil Happy Birthday, mirz-alt!! :) by Gnewi


I also received:

:bulletwhite: Several cake badges from Endorell-Taelos and dragondoodle

:bulletwhite: A 3-month subscription from the super-sweet InkyRose

:bulletwhite: Some points from the wonderful C0MPASSION

:bulletwhite: A bit of Paypal money from Chudah for commissions

:bulletwhite: And the most amazing Muro duck from dully101


If I left-off anyone here, please let me know. I tried to list everyone who gave gifts, but my brain is fuzz lately.

Again, a huge thank-you to everyone. I have been so semi-inactive lately, it's wonderful to know that everyone hasn't forgotten about me. :happycry:

This Journal Skin was designed by Night-Beast
Thank you to everyone that entered. Even if your number wasn't chosen, I will be featuring the art you posted in a special article soon! Now, on to the winners...

First place (picture by ThreshTheSky) - Goddess-ofMercy

Second Place (picture by SaraSaeed95) - Smoludozerka

Third Place (500 points): sky665

The artists should be contacting you shortly to get information on your prizes. Points will be awarded today or tomorrow.  Congratulations!

Random 3 Of 54 by Ravenswd

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Thank you to everyone that has commented so far. I have just been concentrating on giving out numbers. I shall comment to you all a bit more personally soon.

There is still time to join. Drawing ends May 5th!



Well, the other day I came on my page and was shocked to see I am nearing 400,000 pageviews! That's a pretty big number, and I'm thankful for each and every view. In the past I have run traditional kiribans, and while they are fun, I've had a couple of cheaters in my time which dampened my mood. But don't worry. I have always loved doing raffles, so I'm gonna do that instead. And, since my birthday is coming up, I decided to do an extra-special one, but you guys have a chance at getting the present/prize!

The Prizes



Three prizes are being raffled off:

:bulletgreen: A black & white "sketch" portrait by ThreshTheSky, like this

Leo Solaris by ThreshTheSky Lucianus by ThreshTheSky

:bulletblue: A color 3/4 character pic by SaraSaeed95, like this

Commission: Katy by SaraSaeed95 Commission: Gazpacho by SaraSaeed95

:bulletyellow: 500 points! :dummy:

The first name selected will get their choice of prize, then the second, and the third place the remaining prize. 

Note: I am sponsoring the prizes and have paid the artists for the commissions. So please don't solicit them for prize donations.



The Rules



:happybounce: How do you enter?

Simply comment on this journal with a link to one of your best deviations. You MUST link something. If you really don't want to link your own stuff, then link something from your favorites. At the end of the kiriban, everyone's selection will be featured in a special article by me with a special "back-to-business" Spotlight Feature article.

The raffle will close at 11:59p CST on May 5th and everyone will be assigned a number. The drawing will take place on May 6th and winners announced that day!

ANYONE can enter. You don't have to be a watcher. But it would be nice if you gave me a watch because you wanted to. ;)

Spread the word! No, you won't get anything extra, but it's always fun to give others a chance to win, too. :heart:

:love: THANK YOU everyone for your wonderful support and encouragement. I wish you all luck. And, of course, if you have any questions, just ask.

Starting the Dig-Out

Wed Apr 23, 2014, 8:52 AM
Things are easing up slowly. Still have a few projects I need to complete, but I'm at the tail-end--which is a relief. I am in the process of starting to answer back notes/comments/replies. However, I had to nuke my message center. So if there was an important journal, poll, or deviation you really want me to see, please link it here. Otherwise, I hope to get through all of my messages by the end of the weeks. *fingers-crossed*

Artists of Relativity - Vol. 13

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 17, 2014, 12:37 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: :icongnewi: and :icondestinyfall:



Gnewi


:bulletblack: Relativity Art


Waiting for You... by Gnewi
Valentine's Contest Entry! by Gnewi


Zephyra by Gnewi by mirzjiles Contest Prize - Ravenswood by Gnewi Contest Prize: Michael Bruce for Mirz-alt by Gnewi Sara Wolff by Gnewi Coffee? by Gnewi




:bulletblack: Other Art by Gnewi



Moonlight and the Prince by Gnewi
I still dream of you... by Gnewi


Emrah - painting practice by Gnewi Kyed and Ria by Gnewi Uman - Painted by Gnewi Contest Prize - Beth Black by Gnewi Contest Prize! Abed and Annie :) by Gnewi

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




Destinyfall


:bulletblack: Relativity Art


Relitivity gang- Commission by Destinyfall
Gift for Mirz by Destinyfall


Tony and Mona - Colors Only by mirz-alt Michael and Izzy Love by mirzjiles Reletivity Shadow and Babs lovesheet commsssion by Destinyfall Ray-Mel Kiss by mirzjiles Greg and Sara by Destinyfall by mirzjiles
*Inks and colors on the last two featured pieces by StacyRaven




:bulletblack: Other Art by Destinyfall


Amongst chaos- Commission by Destinyfall
Spiral Cathedral-Commission by Destinyfall


Namire- Commission by Destinyfall Hers Is Bigger by Destinyfall Ghost of Rose Manor Chapter One=-Part Two
If someone could actually live there then wouldn’t that mean I was simply insane and nothing really happened that night? Why did that thought seem so appealing? I got back in my car and started home. Part of me was giddy with relief while the other worried that I had truly gone crazy for no reason. I saw what I saw. Now I would just have to come to terms with the fact… it wasn’t real. By the time I arrived home, I had thoroughly convinced myself that I had been insane in my early teenage years.
I piled the groceries on the counter and explained to mother what I had seen and she smiled weakly at me. Pity, I just loved it. I had to get used to it too. “Yes...” My mother said. “And why haven’t you said anything about this?” I asked, irritated. “Well, to be honest, your father and I felt it would be best not to mention it with your past issues, Anna.” She said giving me a look.  “Did you have any luck…?” S
Elsa Frozen-necklace by Destinyfall Captain Sybil by Destinyfall

Destinyfall is currently open for limited commissions. See her profile page 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 "Artists of Relativity" articles, check out this folder. :bulletblack: :bulletblack:


Mirz Chatter

Mon Apr 7, 2014, 5:07 AM by Mirz123:iconmirz123:
*** Cross-posted with Mirz123 and mirz-alt ***

I really haven't given a proper "personal" update in a while, so I figured I probably should.

It's now been a bit over three months since my mother's passing. Things are a lot better, but there are still moments I think to call her, or want to tell her something, and I break down. But time is doing it's thing and slowly healing the wounds. That said, my activity is still spotty, but it's getting much better and I hope it stays on that path.

I have been wanting to pixel so much, but time has not been kind to me. Aside from life stuff, I am in the midst of major work for my fiction serial. This is a big push which will get me (and the series) to a certain point where I won't have to stress so much in the future. So, while I may be a bit MIA for a while longer, once I get passed this, I'll actually have a lot more time. And that is exciting to me, as I have so many ideas for emotes, stamps and pixels, not to mention my still-ominous "to-do" list.

Aside from the time issue, another recent hindrance has been my computer. My old computer was 8+ years old. Literally, it was limping along, but I absolutely hate switching computers. My old one was set-up just like I wanted, so I resisted an upgrade forever. Unfortunately, it was so old, it was running out of disk space all the time and just being blargh. After literally waking up in the middle of the night in panic-attacks, fearing it was going to crash and I would lose everything, I bit the bullet and replaced it. Thankfully, Ravenswd and I were able to get a nice refurbished computer for an amazing price. Mind you, it's about 2 generations behind what is now state-of-the-art, but it's still about 5 generations ahead of what I had. (It's sad that in the computer world, "generation" is only like 1-2 years). Anyhow, I'm on the new machine, but it only has some of my files, a few of my programs, and it's taking forever to set-up. So frustrating. When it's done, though, it will be so much better. In the meantime, more delays. *noes*

As mentioned before, I also have a Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. I don't really post or reblog a whole lot. More or less use it to share things I find interesting as well as feature some of my works and musings. So if you "miss" me during my away times, those are good places to find me.

My baby is no longer a baby! He's a year and a half old, talking, and getting into all sorts of mischief. Hugo's favorite thing in the world is music. He loves to sing (and can hum the "Elmo's World" theme perfectly), and has begun trying to play around on the keyboard. He is also a monkey! The kid tries to climb on everything. And he adores our dog and cats. He is simply a joy. I hope to post a current picture of him soon.

The weather has actually shown signs of Spring. And not a moment too soon. It was getting pretty oppressive with the winter we had. I really felt the weight of depression in those weary cold days. I hope with more sun, warmer weather, and the colors of Spring, I'll feel even better emotionally.

The rest of the family is okay. Another child needed glasses, which sets the family now with half in glasses, half not. My autistic son is doing well. Gah, the kid could be a linebacker! He's a big kid, and nearly 6 feet tall! He towers over me (I'm only 5'2".) My daughter turned 18 this past October, and it's so odd to have an adult daughter when I still feel like a kid myself in many ways. Ah, the joys of growing old.

I promised I would keep this short, and it still ended up rather long. So I'll cut it here. I hope everyone is well. I have desperately missed you all. As always, I will reply to all comments and messages eventually. So, thank you for the continued support, even though I'm only half here.

Kisses!

Skin made by pikadudeno1
with love ♥

Artists of Relativity - Vol 12

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:58 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: ColorMyMemory



:bulletblack: Relativity Art


Bust Commission: Mirz-alt (Cricket) by ColorMyMemory
Bust Commission: Mirz-Alt (Fred) by ColorMyMemory
Bust Commission: Mirz-Alt (Mardi Gras) by ColorMyMemory


Bust Commission: Mirz-Alt (Viro) by ColorMyMemory Bust Commission: Mirz-Alt (Williamson) by ColorMyMemory Bust Commission: Mirz-Alt (Shadow Blade) by ColorMyMemory Bust Commission: Mirz-Alt (August Moon) by ColorMyMemory Bust Commission: Mirz-Alt (Sara) by ColorMyMemory Bust Commission: Mirz-Alt (The Clock) by ColorMyMemory




:bulletblack: Other Art by ColorMyMemory


Glow by ColorMyMemory
Killian Jones (1953) by ColorMyMemory
Commission: Historyman101, One Request by ColorMyMemory


Small: Peter and Shadow II by ColorMyMemory Small: Gatsby in Glass by ColorMyMemory Bust: Emma by ColorMyMemory Bust Commission: JustMANGO (Faye) by ColorMyMemory Monarch Madness by ColorMyMemory Small: Red + friend by ColorMyMemory


ColorMyMemory is currently open for limited commissions. You can get more information here ---> colormymemory.deviantart.com/j…




: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:


DD?

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 5:33 AM
I must admit, the last thing I expected today was an emoticon Daily Deviation. Though, admittedly, do you ever expect to wake up and get a DD? Funny thing was, the morning I got my very first DD (given by then emoticon CV, Synfull), I was in a dream and something said, "wake up and go look at the computer, you got a DD."  Yes, surreal.

Anyhow, I had such a hard night last night, waking with anxiety attacks. It was really nice to click on the DDs this morning and scroll down to see my Icarus piece. I'm very excited that deviation  was featured as it's one of the emoticon-art pieces I'm most proud of. Thank you to the lovely iAmoret for suggesting and SparklyDest for featuring.

:love:

I wanted to do more on dA this past weekend (articles and comments) but my daughter returned home after a stay in England, so things were a bit busy with that. Anyhow, I plan to get the rest of everything caught-up this week.

28 Days

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 5:31 AM
My mother passed away 4 weeks ago. It's so surreal how it feels like it was just yesterday, but also feels like a lifetime ago. I'm now to the point where I'm not having stress-episodes like before, which is a good thing. I still get depressed, and there are moments I'm perfectly okay and then just fall apart the next minute. But time is doing it's things and it is getting better.

I spent most of this morning answering many (literally 300+) messages from deviants with respect to my mother. I have to admit, I should have answered sooner, and did get a few done here and there. But I kept putting it off since I knew it would open some wounds. Nevertheless, again, I am just overwhelmed by the love and support shown. This community has some of the most amazing people. I cannot tell you all how much your kind words mean to me.

That said, I'm not done. I still have condolence messages to answer, regular comments, and there are quite a few notes to respond to. Now that I've managed to make a big dent in them (and I didn't fall apart too badly), I hope to get them finished off this weekend.

As for art, I have been pixelling. I hope to get a stamp up this weekend, and maybe an emote or two.

On a side note, I'm approaching 100,000 PVs on my mirz-alt account. Since there is a lot of fudging with kiribans, I am doing a kiriban raffle. You might want to check it out.

Kiriban Raffle - WinnerUPDATE: Well, to be quite honest, the kiriban came a bit quicker than I expected when dA changed their pageview rules. I wanted to make sure that the commission to ThreshTheSky was paid before drawing a number. Anyhow, now that's done, We have a winner.

The winner is nightshade-keyblade! Congratulations, dear. Thresh is away from his computer for a few days, but he'll contact you next week and arrange for your prize.
Thank you for joining in, everyone. I am hoping to do another special raffle soon, so stay tuned.
I am quickly approaching 100,000 pageviews, which is pretty amazing to me. This account was originally just a little "side-thing" I created to post my writing and other art. I never expected that it would get a following, not to mention be awarded Seniority. Anyhow, I am excited to be rolling over into the 6-digits, so I want to do something to celebrate.
I normally do kiribans with a follow-up drawing afterwards. Well, since there has been


Again, continued thanks for everything. I know I sound like a broken record sometimes, but it is worth repeating. :heart: