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 Cartagena Se Remanga by Alkanet

Months ago, I took part in a poster contest for a manga/anime convention near my hometown, Cartagena se Remanga.

I won the 2nd prize (the prize itself wasn't great... while the 1st place winner got money and a trophy, I just got a couple of manga books, a poster and a button, but I was happy to be in the top 3 and see my art at the exhibition anyway, and I thought the winner's poster was really cute).

The 1st place winner's poster would be used as this year's official convention poster and appear on all promotional images.

Recently, someone pointed out that the winner's picture had been traced from a fanart on Pixiv.
At the end, it was disqualified for plagiarism, and today the convention staff changed the official poster on their website.

Now I want to ask you:

What would anyone in their right mind do? Yes, use the 2nd winner's picture as the new poster, right?


Wrong.


They have used a new picture, it wasn't even among the participants (I remember them well, there weren't many participants and the exhibition was quite small, so I took photos of all the posters).

To be honest, I love the new poster they used, I must admit it's much better than mine (and that makes me feel even worse, it kinda makes me feel like I don't have the right to complain about it v_v), but... I still find it offensive that they didn't use mine, or contact me at all.

I mean, if they decided to choose the convention poster through a contest, they should keep that decision until the end.
So the winner was disqualified? Well, there is a 2nd and 3rd place, right?

I read that the new picture was the 2nd place winner at a different convention, BUT it was not at the same convention or the same contest I entered and won.
As my mother said a moment ago, "it's like the winner of the Tour de France was disqualified, and they gave the prize to the winner of a local tricycle race".


And this is why I won't be attending Cartagena Se Remanga this year.



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  • Mood: Insulted
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy - Melodies of life
  • Reading: The Gray Mouser
  • Watching: One Piece
  • Playing: Fire Emblem 9: Path of Radiance
Just some shameless self-promotion here...


I recently created an art blog on Tumblr just for my drawings.

If you are on Tumblr, please follow alkanetart.tumblr.com/

For now, I've just been reblogging the pictures I've posted on my personal blog, but from now on, every new picture will be uploaded to the art blog directly. If you were already following me for my art, but didn't want to deal with my random reblogging/picspam, you can just follow the art blog ^_~ (you can also follow my personal blog if you want, but it's just that, random reblogs and fangirling about my fandoms).


I also created a Facebook page some time ago:

www.facebook.com/eithnesworks

Feel free to "Like" it if you are a Facebook user. Thank you! ^_^


[/end self-promotion]


Also, I'm feeling tempted to hold a quick Valentines contest again ("Draw my OTP" sort of thing, maybe some OCs too?) but... since I still have to finish the pictures for the winners of the Fire Emblem giveaway, I feel bad offering another free picture I don't know when I'll finish ^_^U What should I do? Would you enter? What kind of prizes should I offer, other than my drawings?


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[SPANISH]

Vengo a hacer propaganda descarada XD

He creado una cuenta de Tumblr sólo para mis dibujos: alkanetart.tumblr.com/

(de momento voy reblogueando los que ya tenía en mi cuenta personal, pero los que haga nuevos irán ahí directamente)

Y recordatorio de que hace algún tiempo creé una página de Facebook. Si queréis darle a "Me gusta" seréis bienvenidos ^_^
www.facebook.com/eithnesworks

Me siento tentada de hacer otro concurso rápido de San Valentín, pero... teniendo en cuenta que aún debo los dibujos del giveaway de Fire Emblem, me siento mal ofreciendo más dibujos como premio ^^U ¿qué debería hacer? ¿se os ocurre algo? ¿participaríais?



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  • Mood: Gloomy
  • Listening to: One Piece - Hikari e
  • Reading: The Gray Mouser
  • Watching: One Piece
  • Playing: Fire Emblem 9: Path of Radiance
[UPDATED] After reading other artists' blogs and listening to advice and experiences from some friends, I decided to wait a little. I won't be joining the Artists Alley next month, but I might do it in the future at other conventions, so I have time to prepare stuff (like prints) little by little. Thank you for your advice anyway!

There will be a convention in my area in little more than a month, and there will be an artists alley. I had heard about artists alley from many of my DA friends, but I guess I had never really considered participating... until now.
But, since I have never joined one, I have many questions and I don't know who to ask...
I guess some things are different in each country, but I'd love to hear about your experiences and advice.

Is it worth it? Money-wise, probably not (from what I've heard) v_v I don't even have any ready prints, or any stuff to sell "physically" (except maybe original pictures I don't mind parting with? how much should I charge for an original picture?) So, I'd probably need to invest in prints, postcards and little things I could sell. It can cost a lot of money and I don't know if I'll sell anything.
But, at least, I can promote my art... I guess?

I'm considering it for the first time, but I don't know what to do. I've always attended conventions as a cosplayer, just to have fun. It's hard for me to think about going there to "work", and I'd be sad to miss the cosplay contest and other fun activities.
But I need to think about the future... I haven't been able to find a steady job in 7 years and my art is all I have right now. If it could help me with my career, I would give it a chance. And it would be a new experience!

Have you ever been part of an artists alley? How was the experience? Do you have any advice? Anything I shouldn't forget?
Also, if I were to make prints, postcards or posters, which of my drawings (original or fanart) would you like to see? Or popular characters I could draw before the con? Would you buy my art if you saw it at an artists alley?

I really don't know what to do, your advice is more than welcome!


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Like my art on Facebook: www.facebook.com/eithnesworks

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  • Mood: Confused
  • Listening to: Frozen - Por primera vez en años
  • Reading: The Gray Mouser
  • Watching: One Piece
  • Playing: Fire Emblem 9: Path of Radiance
Commission info [OPEN] by Alkanet
Commission info [OPEN]
COMMISSION STATUS: OPEN

[UPDATED: The old version was kind of messy, so I made a simpler, clearer picture]

Credits: Background picture by :iconfantasy33:


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I was having problems with my old website, so I decided to keep a copy of my commission info here. You can find the basic info below.
More info: www.minstrelbook.com/commissio…
More art: www.minstrelbook.com/works and www.minstrelbook.com/hpbook

Prices are in EURO

· PENCIL ~ 3 euros
Basic shading, 1-2 characters, simple background
Additional characters +1€ each
Complex background from 1€ (may be more depending on difficulty)

· INK ~ 6 euros
Black and white, 1-2 characters, simple background
Additional characters +1€ each
Complex background from 2€ (may be more depending on difficulty)

· CHIBI ~ 5 euros
Chibi: anime style characters with big head and eyes and a small body (also known as SD or Super Deformed)
Color, no background, 1 character
Additional character +3€

· FULL BODY CHARACTER DESIGN ~ 8 euros
Color, no background, 1 character
Additional character +4€

· PORTRAIT (HEAD OR UPPER BODY) ~ 8 euros
Color, plain color background, 1 character

· FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATION WITH BACKGROUND (A4 SIZE) ~ 15 euros
Color, 1-2 characters, simple background
Additional characters +4€ each
Complex background +5€

· FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATION WITH BACKGROUND (A3 SIZE) ~ 25 euros
Bigger paper size allows for more detail, complexity and quality
Color, 1-2 characters, simple background, high quality watercolor paper
Additional characters +4€ each
Complex background +5€ (may be more depending on difficulty)

* Simple backgrounds may include some grass and sky, or a wall and a simple piece of furniture, anything that is not too detailed but it's not a plain color background either, where the characters are the main subject of the picture... ask me if you have questions!


GENERAL INFORMATION

· PLEASE NOTE: the following prices are only for particular commissions and requests (for personal uses and websites). If you own a company, publishing house or commercial website, and would like to commission an illustration for advertising/publishing purposes, please contact me about it.

· Currency is European EURO. I live in Europe. If you need to convert it to your country's currency, please check www.xe.com/ucc/

· I accept Paypal only (but I can accept money order and bank transfer IF YOU LIVE IN SPAIN).

· I usually do traditional art, on paper. But the base prices do not include shipping costs anymore. These fees are for a high quality scan only. I will not mail you the original pictures anymore unless you request so, please ASK ME ABOUT SHIPPING COSTS IF YOU WANT TO HAVE THE ORIGINAL PICTURE

· STANDARD SIZES are A5 (14'8 x 21 cm), A4 (21 x 29'6 cm), A3 (29'6 x 42 cm) and A2 (42 x 59'2 cm).
The most common size is A4 for color illustrations, unless there are too many characters or details, then I'd recommend A3 size (bigger). Also, a smaller size (A5) works better for portraits and chibis.

· All base prices are for watercolor or Copic based illustrations, but I can use other media. If you want me to use a different technique (color pencils/crayons, gouache, acrylic paint, pastels, Photoshop etc...), these prices may vary depending on the materials I need, so please ask me first. I can provide examples of my works using different media.

· PAYMENT IN ADVANCE ONLY!
I'm sorry, I used to claim payment after the picture was done, but there were too many people who commissioned a picture and never paid for it, making me waste my time and materials. So, from now on, I will only start drawing after I receive your payment - this is to protect myself (and YOU who are waiting for your picture) from these rude people.
Exception:
-Returning customers who've previously commissioned a picture and paid for it
-People with enough positive feedback (on Ebay or a well known online community)

Let me know if you have questions ^_^
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Fly away with me by Alkanet
Fly away with me
Tana and Cormag from Fire Emblem 8: The Sacred Stones

My gift for Damoselcastel via Fire Emblem secret santa on Tumblr nagamas.tumblr.com/

I'm not very proud of this picture... the wyvern and the characters look kind of weird. I really wanted to draw this, but I went through a major art block during the holidays. But I'm happy because this is my first (completed) Fire Emblem fanart! Fire Emblem 8 is one of my favorite games and I really wanted to draw something like this.

Painted with watercolors.
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Liz F. Caballero
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Spain
Name: Liz F. Caballero
Penname: Eithne Greensleeves
Birthday: 18 August
Birthplace: Murcia (Spain)
Website: minstrelbook.com

Current Residence: Murcia, Spain
Favourite genre of music: New Age
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Wallpaper of choice: Prince of Tennis
Favourite cartoon character: Avan de Ziniur III
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Remember this picture?

 Cartagena Se Remanga by Alkanet

Months ago, I took part in a poster contest for a manga/anime convention near my hometown, Cartagena se Remanga.

I won the 2nd prize (the prize itself wasn't great... while the 1st place winner got money and a trophy, I just got a couple of manga books, a poster and a button, but I was happy to be in the top 3 and see my art at the exhibition anyway, and I thought the winner's poster was really cute).

The 1st place winner's poster would be used as this year's official convention poster and appear on all promotional images.

Recently, someone pointed out that the winner's picture had been traced from a fanart on Pixiv.
At the end, it was disqualified for plagiarism, and today the convention staff changed the official poster on their website.

Now I want to ask you:

What would anyone in their right mind do? Yes, use the 2nd winner's picture as the new poster, right?


Wrong.


They have used a new picture, it wasn't even among the participants (I remember them well, there weren't many participants and the exhibition was quite small, so I took photos of all the posters).

To be honest, I love the new poster they used, I must admit it's much better than mine (and that makes me feel even worse, it kinda makes me feel like I don't have the right to complain about it v_v), but... I still find it offensive that they didn't use mine, or contact me at all.

I mean, if they decided to choose the convention poster through a contest, they should keep that decision until the end.
So the winner was disqualified? Well, there is a 2nd and 3rd place, right?

I read that the new picture was the 2nd place winner at a different convention, BUT it was not at the same convention or the same contest I entered and won.
As my mother said a moment ago, "it's like the winner of the Tour de France was disqualified, and they gave the prize to the winner of a local tricycle race".


And this is why I won't be attending Cartagena Se Remanga this year.



deviantART COMMISSIONS STATUS: OPEN deviantART
Bullet; Pink Art commissions: alkanet.deviantart.com/art/Com… Pencil
More info: www.minstrelbook.com/commissio…
:iconcommissionsopen::icontradesask::iconnopointcommissions::iconnorequests:
Like my art on Facebook: www.facebook.com/eithnesworks

JOINED
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  • Mood: Insulted
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy - Melodies of life
  • Reading: The Gray Mouser
  • Watching: One Piece
  • Playing: Fire Emblem 9: Path of Radiance

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Unisamas Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Photographer
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Alkanet Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
THANK YOUUU! *^.^*

(by the way, I'm sorry I couldn't finish your gift before Christmas, but I hope I can post it in the next few days ^_~)
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student Photographer
Hahaha I only got one present before Christmas! xD But that's okay because it can be my birthday present instead! Thank you for thinking about me! ;w;
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Alkanet Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You know, I tend to be late with Christmas gifts because, in Spain, we exchange gifts on January 6th (the Three Wise Men bring them, instead of Santa xD) so... I forget that everywhere else people actually exchange gifts on Christmas Day xD But your birthday is a good excuse too! ;P
I hope you like it! alkanet.deviantart.com/art/Mar…
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Happy birthday! :iconcakepinkplz:
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Alkanet Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Heba-Asawa Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday :heart:
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Alkanet Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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your welcome
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