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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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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.


Broad Bean (Fava Bean) by Starsong-Studio
Broad Bean (Fava Bean)
In my garden. They're really beautiful plants, and they feed you, AND they make the soil better!
I'm really very pleased with this painting. 

Oil on canvas. For sale - please ask.
Rucola by Starsong-Studio
Watercolour painting of a rucola (rocket) blossom. I think this turned out well.
Watercolours on Hahnemühle Britannica paper, slightly larger than A5
Iris again by Starsong-Studio
Iris again
More watercolor flowers. This is the same iris blossom I painted earlier, a few days later.
Watercolour on Hahnemühle Britannica paper, slightly larger than A5




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Clare-Bohning Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the favs! :)
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!

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