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About Varied / Professional Official Beta Tester Astrid Nielsch – aka Asni. Sometimes known as frodo-lives.New Zealand Group :iconursulaleguin: UrsulaLeGuin
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Tue Jul 16, 2013, 2:08 AM
Mon Aug 1, 2011, 4:58 PM
I'm from the London Art College forum =D
Tue Jun 14, 2011, 3:48 PM
Hey look, I DON'T WANT TO SHARE MY BIRTHDAY and I don't care if no one gives me cake. I just want to see my messages. Please??? :heavy in-your-face-marketing allergy:
Sat Aug 7, 2010, 6:17 AM
oh my gosh, a shout in May and I only hear it right now! What was the formula for the speed of sound again? :O
Thu Jul 29, 2010, 5:27 AM
So a friend of mine posts a link on Facebook to this children's book illustration contest in Belgium, hosted by Clavis - who appear to be quite a substantial publisher of children's picture books.

So I send in my book about the hares, mainly just for the heck of it and because I needed a deadline.

I'm one of the finalists.

Now I'm scared.

Harestory: first finished plate! by Starsong-Studio  Hares in the morning ... by Starsong-Studio

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Astrid Nielsch – aka Asni. Sometimes known as frodo-lives.
Artist | Professional | Varied
New Zealand
I am a professional artist working with both traditional and digital media. My special interest is illustration. Favourite topics are science fiction and fantasy related themes, imaginary worlds and characters which I find in books, songs, or in my own brain.

I am available for commissioned work - please contact me through my website,

I also enjoy life drawing and painting still lives, and currently have some works on display and for sale in a couple of local galleries in the Wairarapa. Limited edition prints of some of my work are for sale on my website:

I am dedicated visual arts blogger on the Science Fiction&fantasy fandom website, Amazing Stories (heir to the venerable paper magazine). My blog:…
I randomly feature Deviants every two weeks!

As a day job, I run a web and multimedia design business specializing in developing websites for artists, musicians, and other creative people. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are in need of a quality website! I am most happy to work with artists in any part of the world. More information about web design:

In a former life, I was a professional musician, and I enjoy playing around with sound software and creating my own music tracks once in a while. More info:

Qualifications: Diploma of Multimedia, Natcoll Design Technology Wellington
Certificate in Science Fiction and Fantasy Art (with distinction) London Art College

Traditional media: oils, watercolours, pencils, pen & ink.
Software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Lightwave 3D, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere Pro, Soundtrack Pro.
Coding & programming skills: HTML, CSS, PHP, some Flash Actionscript.


Wild Things magazine: Harakeke harvest by Starsong-Studio
Wild Things magazine: Harakeke harvest
Game to illustrate concept of responsible use of natural resources, published in the summer issue of "Wild Things", the Forest & Bird kid's magazine.

Published and (to be) paid! :w00t:

Adobe illustrator. Illustration by me, text by Johanna Knox, layout by Rob Di Leva.

Prune plum Buehler Fruehzwetschge by Starsong-Studio
Prune plum Buehler Fruehzwetschge
Spring blossomy time in my garden!This is one of my German prune plum trees, Bühler Frühzwetschge.

Oil on canvas
Daffodil (july 2015) by Starsong-Studio
Daffodil (july 2015)
Spring come early, but this is definitely the first daffodil of spring.

Oil on canvas.




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RenOokami Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist
Looking at your paintings while listening to your music brings a feel of peace, like if the time stopped for a second. Also, thanks for sharing your blog, I didn't knew most of the pepole you feature. ^^
annewipf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Happy birthday! :hug:
MariaAragon64 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the little batch o' faves.
laurengary Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Sorry this has taken so long, but thanks for the fave on Passages. :)
MADCLARE Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the favs! :)
nedrekarr113 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Thanks for faving Intrusive thoughts. Love your work so Im watching.
MariaAragon64 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave on the minotaur and Athena panels.
Adrolyn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your interest in Metathesis.  =)
MariaAragon64 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave.
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
:iconheartgreenplz: Thanks for faving. :iconbunchiesplz:
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