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Hi guys! I finally got round to setting up my Facebook Page. I have no friends and no Likes! Nooooo! Help! Take a visit, I would appreciate your support! I will be posting up newest artwork and works in progress including my latest, never-before scene traditional oil paintings and pencil drawings.


New tutorial will be submitted if and when I get to 100 Likes!


See you there!! :hug:
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First of all, hi! I haven't been on Devart much since I moved to China in 2009, but I think it's time to give my watchers an update on what's going on.

Right now I'm working on a magazine here in Shanghai, called Vantage Shanghai. The premise is "intelligent luxury lifestyle" or something to that effect. My vision is that it will be like a lovechild of Monocle, Wallpaper, Noblesse, National Geographic and The Robb Report, but in dual language and for a Chinese/Shanghai-expat market (for now).

Our website is www.vantageshanghai.com so please check it out!

More art to come, hopefully, and please send commission requests to acid_lullaby@hotmail.com as I don't really check my notes much.

Love you all!
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First of all I'd just like to say sorry!! for not updating in so long and for falling behind on my commissions. I will get round to answering notes and messages as soon as possible this week.

I'm currently working on a magazine here in Shanghai, China. It's called the Expo VIP Magazine and is endorsed by the Shanghai Expo and distributed to all the top hotels in the city with a circulation of about 15,000/ month. As editor in chief I've been so busy lately I really haven't had any time or energy to work on art much, but I hope that can change soon as i have lots of ideas for pieces.

Here are some photos from Shanghai for your viewing:

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i wonder if anyone here knows who he is...?
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More to come later!
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I've been thinking of buying a DSLR camera but have quite literally NO CLUE where to start looking. HELP!
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For all you people who are in the creative industry or want to be, what's your ultimate goal? How long do you reckon it'll take for you to get there and what sorts of things do you think you need to do to get to where you want to be? :)
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I've got some song by Lady Gaga stuck in my head, it's been there for about 2 days now. How is she so catchy??!!?

What do you think about this whole gaga take over of the music world?
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*edit: potential spoiler ahead, careful*





But one question, why did that battle robot have a knife? You know, in the scene at the end when Jake is fighting hardcore-soldier dude. I literally did a double take.
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I have to just comment... having a full time job is such a drag on creativity :( I do apologize for the lack of interesting updates but I have a long(ish) holiday coming up for Chinese New Year and I fully intend to rectify this situation.
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Hi people, once again our website needs a fresh injection of page views. Please just take a few seconds out to click this link. It's not a virus, it's just the company I work for at the moment.

www.aquaspace.com.cn/

Thank you! I will post new work soooon, been SO busy lately so sorry about the lack of activity lately.

xxx
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Merry Christmas and Happy new year my lovely readers! I wish you joy and wonderful artwork all around. xxx
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My trusty ol' Samsung is going through a rough patch at the moment. I'm not sure what I did to it, but the speakers no longer work, and the phone randomly switches off.

Obviously I desperately need a new phone, but I want something nice. My budget is up to $450. Anyone got any ideas? I was leaning towards getting the Blackberry Bold 9000 but my colleague read some reviews that said the silver plastic wasn't great and gets scratched easily. hmmmmm. I will consider the iPhone but I don't really like the look of it that much.
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Hi guys, my picture Nelisande is on the cover of this month's Corel Painter Magazine ^_^, although this isn't my first Corel Painter Magazine cover it is definitely my favourite one so check it out and perhaps buy a copy? Haha ;)

www.paintermagazine.co.uk/

<img src="www.paintermagazine.co.uk/uima…" alt text="Cover">
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Hi!

Life in Shanghai is in full swing and I've started my Shanghai blog.

shanghai_panda.livejournal.com

shanghai_panda.livejournal.com

It's rather boring at the moment, but I promise it will get more interesting in the future. Check it out if you're interested ^_^

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Hi guys! I've been in Shanghai for about 3 weeks now and this is the company I'm currently working for:

please click on this link, I just want to see what it does to their website traffic!

www.aquaspace.com.cn

I will update with photos and stories later ^_^
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Nope, not moving accounts, I'm moving to Shanghai! For 6 months at least. Got a work placement. ^_^

I'm excited and a little nervous.. haven't lived in China for so long in 15 years :O


btw did someone buy me an extension on my DA membership? If so, thanks!
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So about 2 days ago I somehow managed to mess up my right hand and now it's all wrapped in gauze and not fully function. Thus there's going to be a little hiatus in updates.

However if anyone's got a good tut on 3D modeling esp for Lightwave then please let me know, because I can still use a mouse and would love to learn something new ^_^

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Lots of fun and exciting things happening lately!

My exam results are out now, so I can officially say I have a 2.1 Honours degree from Cambridge University. I'm pretty happy with it overall, it's not very special, but it's a solid "ok" grade. :)

In other news, I got another Daily Deviation for Cicuta! Thanks JunkbyJen! That's my 4th one now ^_^

As for the Kiriban, 3 people caught it in the end, and I will be getting round to doing them once I've completed a batch of commissions.


Next up, looking for a job and learning to read Chinese!

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Ahh, about the Wacom, turns out the problem is with the stylus and not the tablet itself! Excellent! Since my donation link was broken anyway, I don't need to return any funds, but thanks to all those who noted me to offer! :hug:
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YAY!!!!!
It's over ^_^

It's finally all over. No more exams! Wow this feels odd.

To celebrate, I'm giving away a free portrait for whoever gets my 715,000th pageview (please screen capture it).

Also I'm opening commissions again, so please contact me if you're interested :)
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Did anyone else watch the Eurovision Song Contest this year? I actually thought it wasn't bad! O_O

Yeah seriously...

My favourites were Estonia

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJmWdW…

Armenia (well... not really that song, but I love Inga and Anush now! hehe, check out the more folky stuff)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tC9KF…

And Bosnia and Herzegovina

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTww96…

:D

Anyone want to share their preferences?
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Holy cow, I'm in my third and final year at Cambridge and my final exams are coming up sooooon, so no new pictures for you guys, sorry!


I will open commissions again after the 15th of June.

ARGH! Scary!!

*stressed, stressed*

ARGH!!!!ARGGHH!!!!
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