Victoria Suppan


Muddy Colors Rising Star 2016 Submissions

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The wonderfully inspiring blog Muddy Colors has recently posted a call for entries for the Rising Stars 2016
Three emerging artists will be chosen to show their work at the next SFAL in Kansas City.
Well, that is a great opportunity and I decided to try to finish a piece that would (hopefully) stand out and be of better quality than anything I had done up until now. Challenging.
After many thumbnails, sketches, composition tweaks, choice of medium (I am planing a longer post on the creation process of this piece) I came up this.
For me, this is a bit of a breakthrough piece as it is the first for a story I am working on and in a very challenging style.
But no colour - I am still not comfortable with colour...

The submission deadline is on November 31st and the participants are asked to send in three "different works that you think represent you as an artist".
I added these two older pieces that I find to fit with the style of the main piece.

Thanks for taking a look at my post. I will keep you updated on results of the call for entries.

If you would like to contribute to Muddy Colors and get access to the amazing art demos they are doing once a month, you can check out their Patreon page.


Deadline fail

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I finished a painting on Friday after a week spent up in the mountains (without internet distractions) specially to finish the piece: frog monster slayer for the Game Challenge 2016.
I was so happy to post him finally as my final submission when i realized that the deadline was not the 25th, but the 21st... Not a few hours... DAYS away! Not even worth contacting the organizers claiming internet fail. 
How does it make me feel? Just plain stupid... for not having double checked the date, for not having put a reminder in my calendar... And for having put so many hours into a challenge project only to miss the final submission.

On the bright side, i did actually keep the deadline, even if it was the wrong one. I did do a good job with this piece and learned a lot from the work i put in. It was "only" a personal project, so no impact on a customer, and no money lost.
And I definitely learned a lesson: always double check and write down deadlines for projects!

Any one else care to share their Deadline Fail?