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About Varied / Professional Premium Member Astrid Nielsch – aka Asni. Sometimes known as frodo-lives.New Zealand Group :iconursulaleguin: UrsulaLeGuin
 
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anyazalia:iconanyazalia:
hey!!!
Tue Jul 16, 2013, 2:08 AM
Starsong-Studio:iconstarsong-studio:
:w00t:
Mon Aug 1, 2011, 4:58 PM
lydz25:iconlydz25:
I'm from the London Art College forum =D
Tue Jun 14, 2011, 3:48 PM
Starsong-Studio:iconstarsong-studio:
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
Starsong-Studio:iconstarsong-studio:
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
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The winning - well, that is, the shortlisted - contest entries!
Harestory: central spread by Starsong-Studio
Harestory: central spread
one of the illustrations I submitted for the Key Colours contest.

From my upcoming illustrated children's book.
Harestory: final page by Starsong-Studio
Harestory: final page
One of the illustrations I submitted for the Key Colours contest, and which is currently happily exhibited in Hasselt (or so I am told).

From my upcoming illustrated children's book.
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Peach blossom by Starsong-Studio
Peach blossom
Small watercolor sketch - from my peach tree in the garden
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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.

keycolours.com/

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, www.asni.net/contact.php

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: www.asni.net

I am dedicated visual arts blogger on the Science Fiction&fantasy fandom website, Amazing Stories (heir to the venerable paper magazine). My blog: amazingstoriesmag.com/author/a…
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: webdesign.asni.net

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: music.asni.net

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.
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Healing by Crooty
by Crooty

Now that I've finally read the Tawny Man trilogy, I can finally appreciate what an awesome storytelling job you did with this illustrat...

Steamus Cryptopasaras couesi by InKibus
by InKibus

Ahahahaha! I didn't see you'd drawn an angler fish! Must have missed it in my Deviation messages. I love the simple composition, the pr...

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Clare-Bohning Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the favs! :)
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:iconnedrekaerr-bohuslaen:
Thanks for faving Intrusive thoughts. Love your work so Im watching.
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MariaAragon64 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave on the minotaur and Athena panels.
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Adrolyn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your interest in Metathesis.  =)
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MariaAragon64 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
:iconheartgreenplz: Thanks for faving. :iconbunchiesplz:
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ckp Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
hi

thanks for the fav - a shop!

delighted
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're most welcome! :)
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :party:
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
:dance: :airborne: :heart:
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