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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.


Waterlily Gloire du Temple-sur-Lot by Starsong-Studio
Waterlily Gloire du Temple-sur-Lot
My super fancy waterlily has been blossoming! It was so beautiful. Of course I had to paint it, even if the painting feels a bit unfinished-like. Then again, maybe it's my "style".

Oil on canvas. This painting is for sale, please ask.
Waterlily Firecrest by Starsong-Studio
Waterlily Firecrest
Waterlily from my new garden pond. Variety "Firecrest" - the right kind this time.

Oil on canvas. For sale - please ask.
White waterlily by Starsong-Studio
White waterlily
Waterlily on my new garden pond. Not the kind I ordered, so I call this the "wrong waterlily" humpf.

Oil on canvas. For sale - please ask.
Manuka dancing by Starsong-Studio
Manuka dancing
New oil painting -- trying to combine my garden paintings with the gold/silver foil stuff I've been doing.
Based on a pencil sketch I did on my New Year's Day hike up Mt Holdsworth.

Oil and gold/silver leaf on canvas




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annewipf Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy birthday! :hug:
MariaAragon64 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  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   General Artist
Thanks for the favs! :)
NedreKaerr-Bohuslaen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Digital Artist
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:
ckp Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014

thanks for the fav - a shop!

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