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artistfors...
2/11/2009 5:23 AM
no. they wrote me and explained that it was a nude. taltopia and I have a very serious interpretation problem


Terryphoto
2/10/2009 11:37 PM
Hi Artist. I checked out the image that was pulled. It's beautiful. May I cast a vote for the one that got away?


kimstudiok
2/10/2009 9:20 AM
Yea, she got lucky, haven't been in touch with her I like the quote, may look her up. BTW the TOC probably has to keep advertisers happy, with the re-appropriated "Birth of Venus" allowed it makes me wonder.


artistfors...
2/10/2009 3:47 AM
Oh, Kim, tell your friend "fair winds and following seas" for me. Hawaii, huh? tough duty!


artistfors...
2/10/2009 3:46 AM
if you all desire to go to this contest and vote for my replacement "tummy tuck #3" that's also up to you. My further participation in this site depends on their answer.


artistfors...
2/10/2009 3:45 AM
...among other "less complimentary" phrases. And as a "known" medical illustrator, I fully intended to enter similar images in other contests where appropriate. Now, if you all feel like contacting them, fine...


artistfors...
2/10/2009 3:38 AM
Taltopia informed me that they withdrew it because it had violated the TOC. I wrote back (haven't heard yet) that they must have missed the medical illustratory aspects including the cancerous masses depicted.


artistfors...
2/10/2009 3:36 AM
I have some distasteful news to report. I entered a graphic I created for Breast Cancer awareness (go to my profile, it's still there) in the popularity contest.


kimstudiok
2/9/2009 6:44 PM
BTW, an old friend of mine was also an Illustrator for the Navy, sta. in Hawaii, M. Bunn.


kimstudiok
2/9/2009 6:41 PM
Commission work is great, especially in fine art. I am being selfish and painting for myself right now, until I find work. My apologies, I seem to take things too personal.


artistfors...
2/9/2009 5:00 PM
But that's me. you all are different and have very different dreams and desires.


artistfors...
2/9/2009 4:58 PM
not to mention the year off from commissions while I painted "what I wanted to paint"... luckily for me, I was able to donate every single one of them to charities and raised a hell of a lot of money for worthy causes,


artistfors...
2/9/2009 4:56 PM
I did a one man show once several year back... cost me 10 grand in frames, publicity, space in a gallery and of course that opening (catered)... sold one for $500. Will NEVER do that again.


artistfors...
2/9/2009 4:53 PM
did so and "slept well at the end of the day" I'm content to try to please others, making sure that I'm pleased before I hand it to them


artistfors...
2/9/2009 4:53 PM
If doing onto others (commissions only) visa vi Rockwell, Parrish, AB Frost and my favorite Michaelangelo


artistfors...
2/9/2009 4:48 PM
I have always been (other than in the Navy) and always will be a commission only artist. The customer tells me what they want and I do my best to meet their criteria.


artistfors...
2/9/2009 4:46 PM
Today alone, I had over 35 emails through my web site and several here, asking me for contacts or referrals.


artistfors...
2/9/2009 4:45 PM
Kim, in no possible way, was I talking about you specifically. I speaking generically of a bunch of my art students who think that once they show their talent, that all things are possible.


kimstudiok
2/9/2009 12:47 PM
check out the Adobe website, ADAA contest, if you are a student, and tons of info.


kimstudiok
2/9/2009 12:04 PM
God luck to you, all of what Shmamy said is great advice, most of the time you design what the client likes, or target audience.


Imthinking...
2/9/2009 11:54 AM
I have never tried to make a living with my work. Only because I assumed (*gasp*) no one would be interested in my style. I recently took that big step and decided to open up shop.


Imthinking...
2/9/2009 11:53 AM
Too many people kept telling me to do something with my stuff, I figured 'why not'. It's always been a way to soothe my soul, a way to learn new things. Let's see what happens.


kimstudiok
2/9/2009 11:46 AM
That was a lighthearted comment, and a reference to Van Gogh, I am actually quite happy and wonder where all of your negative assumptions come from, oh yah, you never assume.


artistfors...
2/9/2009 9:28 AM
As I've said before, it's very possible to make a very good living being an artist. But it's not a profession for lazy, unmotivated people who think the world owes them a living.


kimstudiok
2/9/2009 9:15 AM
Now I am a starving artist, and laugh every time I scrape up $ for paints and supplies, foregoing steak for just potatoes, life without art wouldn't be much of a life.


kimstudiok
2/9/2009 9:10 AM
I made a living as a designer for 25 years, I made contacts and learned the most at a high volume high quality print shop and at University.


mandyjahlfors
2/9/2009 2:29 AM
The pictures here are fantastic and I love The Birth of Venus,it's one of my favourite all time paintings. Some exceptional work here,well done to all


GraphicDeano
2/8/2009 5:35 PM
This contest isn't about the Wacom Tablet anymore. It's what got me on this site, but I need connections! Thank you guys for trying to help, especially Robert.


artistfors...
2/8/2009 3:32 PM
I never assume anything. I have hopes...


GraphicDeano
2/8/2009 12:16 PM
I see you assume that I went to Rollstone Studio on Main St., but I didn't. I'm going sometime this coming week though. I'll tell you then.