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March 20 - one year

Fri Mar 7, 2008, 8:13 AM
Rules for how to use my stock

I'll have had this stock account open for one year, on March 20.

...and I am nearly at the 1,000,000 page view mark. I'm not ASKING you to do anything to help me get there. I'll just post a bit more stock in the next couple of days and that'll do it.

(EDIT)
www.ranum.com/linkedimages/1mi…
(thanks to :iconarden18: who did the millionth hit and sent me the screenshot)
As I suspected, posting my secret stash of Carly nudes hammered my page-views over the top in under 24 hours. Thanks, Carly! :)

It's been an interesting year! I've greatly enjoyed posting stock and seeing the madness that you create with it. A few of my friends have pointed out to me that I'm crazy to just be giving this stuff away, but the way I see it: I get to participate in hundreds of people's art projects, and to be a part of the fuel of hundreds of people's creative engines... If that's not payment enough, I don't know what is.

As you can tell, working on stock has helped me creatively, because it gets me thinking outside my own box and about yours. It's no longer "what would I like to see?" it's "what would stimulate someone else?"    What I think I enjoy most is trying to come up with visual puzzles to confuse and amuse you. Like a pirate captain giving the camera the finger, or a ballerina with a samurai sword, etc. For example, today on Ebay I got an old-style Star Trek women's costume and a phaser and so forth. So I'll see if I can shoot some trek girl stock. Normally, I probably would have never thought of such a thing. But it'll feed into my own art because now I will have to think of something silly and sexy to do with a Star Trek costume. Ensign Neko-Mosume, anyone?

Anyway, I thank you sincerely for playing with me. Let's have some fun in the year to come, shall we?

Love you all,
mjr.
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Stock News: Feb 2008

Tue Feb 12, 2008, 11:59 AM
Feb 12, Belgrade

Sometimes I feel as if my inner mental landscape is getting cluttered: pirate wenches, harem dancers, witches, beautiful zombies, ninjas...

Wait
Did you say "ninjas"??  Yes, you read that correctly. My next offering is a bucket-load of new stuff including - gasp - the results of my first shoot with a male model. I managed to book a shoot with a local model, Josh P, who is a very athletic and scarily well-built young man with a good sense of play and a good sense of humor. Exactly the kind of person I need. And, he particularly liked my insane collection of prop weaponry. So, over the next week or two I am going to try to upload respectively sets of Josh as a ninja, barbarian warrior, buccaneer prince, gorean warrior, and duellist.

In the past year, several of you have asked me "why no male models?" and my answer has usually been "I dig girls."  But I have to admit that we had a good shoot and I got some great stock to share with you guys. Maybe I'll get inspired by this, and shoot more male stock in the future. No promises.

Contest Stuff
I haven't said anything more about contest stuff but here's what I am going to do. I'll make an official announcement about it when I get back from Europe, but the short and sweet is that I am going to have an ongoing award series called the Wow Factor Award (Thanks to :iconrickbw1: for the name!)

Based on my experience with my mega-contest, the Wow Factor Award is going to be the exact opposite: a monthly set of prizes aimed at individual artworks that involve my stock, and which - well - have something about them that I particularly like. It's what I call "award sniping": you may just get a prize smacking you in the back of the head as you walk down the street. Well, maybe not literally, but I like the mental image.

I have been consulting with my inner circle of evil artist ninja buddies and one of my best DA buddies is working on a cool banner/logo. Expect more news in late March.

Till then, I'm just going to keep my mouth shut and upload more stock! OK?

Love you all,
mjr.
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CONTEST WINNERS

Tue Jan 15, 2008, 7:46 PM
When I started this contest, my reasoning was "why not?"

And, apparently, hundreds of you agreed with me!!! I'd like to thank you all - it's been an interesting experience running my first contest. The response was, to put it mildly, overwhelming.

Without further ado...
First Place
Flying by Cutteroz  Flying - by Cutteroz
Significant comment from judges: "Did I see this on a book cover someplace? It should be!"
and: "Flying" is innovative - daring like Dali, bizarre like Dali, too.
Cutteroz wins an iPod, Wacom Art Tablet, or iPod Touch; artist's choice. Congratulations!!!

Second Place
Unhappy by StefanoBonazzi  Unhappy - by Stefano83
Judges say: "Unhappy" is a brilliant statement on body-image, and the light has been harshened up to emphasize it.  And it actually made me _feel_unhappy.  Great compositing on the TV image, too.
and: "!"
Stefano83 wins a year's subscription to Photoshop User/3d Creative or a comparable magazine of his choice.


Third Place
Fata Morgana by FernandoTabanera  Fata Morgana - by D-StruktIV
Judges say: Delicious use of light. Quirky!
D-StruktIV wins some custom stock images to his specification!

Runners-Up:
Universal "Embrace" by Tearran  just training dad by hellron  Mowing by grunta-nz
Lost Wonders of the World-1 by Fangfingers  Hands off the Chest by heteroerectus  The untitled scenes XCI by Funerium
Cordula by Jumprabbit
Runners up get a year's subscription to DA!!

I hope that you've all gotten something - even if it's only frustration - out of this contest. It has been a learning experience for many of you, I expect, and it has been for me, too. First off, I learned that I am not emotionally suited to judge from among lots of beautiful art-works. I'd rather sit back and be happily :love: gobsmacked :love: with wonderful things, than to try to rank them, sort them, or choose between them. Trying to pick ten out of more than one thousand art-works was crushing, upsetting, and - frankly - not a lot of fun. If I were made of money (I'm not) and had a spare $25,000 to give everyone an iPod, I probably would have done that, rather than to have to face the hard work of choosing amongst you. Perhaps you do not believe me when I say this, but I looked deeply at every single art-work that was entered, and I loved something every single one of them. You all have my deepest gratitude.

Some of your art-works made me jaw-drop at the crazy amount of effort you obviously put into them. Others made me laugh because they were clever or offbeat. And, then, there were the colors - the beautiful carefully chosen colors and textures that some of you worked with. Or, what about the out of the box ideas like the little sculpey statues, or the stick sculpture, or the absolutely insane 9-foot-tall painting? Trying to put all of those things on the same scale just makes no sense; I did it because that was what I said I was going to do - and I am very sorry if any of you feel slighted or passed over. The sad truth is that if I had thought things through a little bit more, I wouldn't have had this contest at all.

So, thank you all for supporting my first and only art contest!! I am, however, going to think up another way of saying "thank you" back to the many artists on DA who make me laugh or cry (or want to kick you!). I'll try to announce that in a couple months, after I have a chance to think the details through a little bit more carefully.

Until then, Please join me in thanking everyone who participated and a special round of applause for the winners and finalists.

Love you all,
mjr.

(PS - more ruminations on the problem of running a contest like this are here: mjranum.deviantart.com/journal… in my art account journal)

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CONTEST FINALISTS

Fri Jan 11, 2008, 4:46 PM
Ten Terrific Works!

Ladies, Gentlemen, and Others - here they are:

Flying by Cutteroz  Flying - by Cutteroz

Universal "Embrace" by Tearran  Universal Embrace - by Tearran

just training dad by hellron  just training dad - by hellron

Unhappy by StefanoBonazzi  Unhappy - by Stefano83

Fata Morgana by FernandoTabanera  Fata Morgana - by D-StruktIV

Mowing by grunta-nz  Mowing - by grunta-nz

Lost Wonders of the World-1 by Fangfingers  Lost Wonders of the World-1 - by Fangfingers

Hands off the Chest by heteroerectus  Hands off the Chest - by heteroerectus

The untitled scenes XCI by Funerium  The untitled scenes XCI - by funerium

Cordula by Jumprabbit  Cordula - by Jumprabbit

My Deepest Thanks
...to everyone who entered my contest. I hope you can imagine how hard it was to pick 10 finalists!!! There were over 1000 works of art entered, and I sorted through the entries and started copying and pasting every one that I remembered as being cool to my "cut list" - which ballooned to over 100 entries before I went through and ruthlessly edited it down, pass after pass. Let me tell you truth: it hurts me that I simply can't afford to give everyone a big prize. When you're sorting through a pile of brilliantly creative work that obviously took a tremendous amount of people's time - it's hard to be ruthless. I'm serious; it's upsetting.

Now, it's my judges' problem to decide on the winners. Judges are:
Delores (artist)
Bill (computer security guru and researcher)
Ron (manager of IT security at a biotech company)
Rachel (university professor)
Dan (computer consultant and vocalist)
None of them are involved with DA and we can all trust them to be unbiased. I'm expecting the final results to be in by mid next week.

This contest wound up being much much bigger than I expected it to be, and your response was amazing. I'd hug you all, if I could,
thank you so very much,
mjr.

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  • Reading: Set the Seas on Fire
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DONE - CONTEST ENTRIES - XXXIV

Sun Jan 6, 2008, 5:43 PM
THIS IS THE LAST SET

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Try Nothing by Afshidf  :thumb70829653:  Modern Vampires by Rickbw1
An Average Life - Expiration by kingflash  Nar the Huntress by kingflash  :thumb71200415:
Greek River Ritual by BENZiiNii  :thumb70790602:  :thumb70895212:
Basking in Moonlight by Elysium-Arts  :thumb71081581:  Chased by the Reaper by Mortaine
Another's Blessing by bananacosmicgirl  Angel of Winter by bananacosmicgirl  :thumb71165564:
    Autumn's Lullaby by MisticUnicorn


That's ALL!!!!! Now I am going to make a couple passes through and weed out any duplicates that I see and start working on pulling the 10 finalists.

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CONTEST ENTRIES - XXXIII

Fri Jan 4, 2008, 2:34 PM
.... I will have all the remaining entries up by Sunday night!!!

...and then I'll be picking the finalists!!!

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Break-Free V. I by Rickbw1  mjranum-stock competition wip by magner  Withouth Breathing by angelandluci
:thumb70649747:  :thumb71190092:  A Day at the Valley by Lusc-Fire
Night Raven by kolibri  Through the Looking Glass by CircadianTwilight  Heaven or Las Vegas by chrischanaud
Neverland Treehouse by mtspacecreate  :thumb71480457:  Malevolence by AnthonyShea
:thumb71476993:  Portraits by Seebehindmydeadeyes  rise my soul... by giulliamno
Night Shade by MisticUnicorn  The Pagan's Path by kmall  Venus Variations by catfightfan
Wind Sprites by Onanymous  :thumb71387105:  Warrior by allykat
Dirty Shower by super-itik  Wings n' hearts by sickNails  New Dawn by dot-Silver
:thumb71348226:  :thumb67251526:  The Protectors by SeamanArts-Artwork
Saint by ABVH  Persephone's Descent by WhisperGraphics  The_Little_Heart_Mender by felina222

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CONTEST ENTRIES - XXXII

Mon Dec 31, 2007, 9:54 AM
Looks like we'll be close to or break 1000 entries on this contest...

.. I still have 3 pages of notes to go but I am getting a lot of
repeats. One thing that happened is some people were afraid
they wouldn't get listed and sent me 2 or 3 (or 5!) notes
asking "did you get my note?" which just made the problem
worse. Anyhow.. I'm sorting through it! :)

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  wild in las vegas by hmhkamilo  Eirene by ChristineAltese
Fata Morgana by FernandoTabanera  Bushwhacker by 11keith  Dreamed Angel by JoGe23
:thumb71124302:  :thumb71207053:  Butterflies by Sotku
Conception by FernandoTabanera  :thumb71574553:  :thumb71561621:
Desolation by dimlylitstar  He Ain't Going Nowhere by Rickbw1  Sith Mistress On Guard by Conmael
:thumb71702822:  Fade by FernandoTabanera  HUMAN CLONING by arya-dwipangga
Julia by FernandoTabanera  Nuformz Render 4 by nuformz-render-stock    Break-Free V. II by Rickbw1
:thumb62552364:  Golden Rain by Elitha  KINGDOM OF HEAVEN by ronnyyax
clouds race accross the sky by misseraty  :thumb71523413:  
Blessed by CheekysKarma  Break-Free V. III by Rickbw1  College Work: My Self Portrait by SpyG

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CONTEST ENTRIES - XXXI

Sun Dec 30, 2007, 8:56 PM
I've got about 4 more pages of notes; no way I'm getting through them all tonight. But I'll try to have them done in the next couple of days. Then I'll start caucusing my judges!

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Not the Angel You Think by Rickbw1  Breaking Free by Kelzky  :thumb71811292:
Water Fairy by imthinkingoutloud  Burn baby burn by HetRegent  
  new life... by super-chicken  :thumb71781460:
Gold by Rohan-Skellams  Dancing Freely by oibyrd  Fire Starter WIP by Drelion
:thumb71764164:  Prey by anthaslunula  Sorrow by Initta
Athena's Chosen by Valerhon  FROZEN by Rickbw1  Rainbow Nude by xtwright
:thumb65270376:  Agaetis Byrjun by randomstarlight  fairyland by princesugi
PBR Nude by Seven-Fourteen  Carly by Seven-Fourteen  The Offering by LynTaylor
Bridges by keithpixx  Fear by sunshine-07  Momento by rejs7
Rose of Winter by thatcraftychick  9th Gate by whyeff21  What's a Girl Have to Do? by katsesama

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CONTEST ENTRIES - XXX

Sun Dec 30, 2007, 12:35 PM
That's 30 pages at 30 entries per page... do the math... WOW!

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uninvited by b13visuals  Pedestal by dreamalittlemore  :thumb72074307:
:thumb72068863:  living in pink by balung  Mermaid in the Reef by ayas-shadow
Gargoyle by Gweyeni  :thumb71695319:  Cradle of pain by lorddarq
Future War IV by Rickbw1  Entrapment by Rickbw1  :thumb72022491:
Leeu by LaXocH  Anisoptera by owel  sTrip Me by LaXocH
Perfume by owel  Hellboy-Maze of the 7 Maidens by odysseyart  Lady of the Lake by Iribel
Tale Of The Sea Maid by Iribel  Amaranth by Iribel  -----S E I T Y----- by yulii
Aphrodite by JJohnsonArtworks  No Closer To The Truth by JJohnsonArtworks  Freezing Time by CherishedMemories
:thumb71827505:  Winter Bliss by oibyrd  Woodland Fae by imthinkingoutloud
Sunken Treasures by PandaFreelance  Assassin by turk1672  Winters Approach by divadlo209

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CONTEST ENTRIES - XXIX

Sun Dec 30, 2007, 11:36 AM
Still plugging away! :)

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Sunset Sonata by SilEnigmaArts  Sunset Seduction by SilEnigmaArts  the dawn of twighlight by mamanay
AxWings by burn4k  :thumb72176253:  The Guardian by RaNuit
  :thumb72164089:  :thumb71415844:
:thumb63063042:  Conjure Wife by maronski  :thumb72160754:
:thumb72160127:  Midnight Glare by FrozenStarRo  Terrace at Olympus by Apathy-Smile
Just Like My Mother by Rickbw1  Morning Commute to Fairyland by tokoso  Cementary by darkviolet29
mermaid by monoguru  Sorrow's Wreath by SanguineMoonWolf  :thumb72131246:
Sentinel by Tonito292  :thumb72110363:  Mommys little Angel by MADmoiselleMeli
solitude by cat-aviator  Drawing You by Gabriella-Fraser  Future War V by Rickbw1
Racing girl by MaoUndo  :thumb72081914:  Simple Swing by ZaaMaMuZ

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  • Reading: John Ringo: when the devil dances
  • Watching: My computer; duh.
  • Eating: coffee
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CONTEST ENTRIES - XXVIII

Sat Dec 29, 2007, 8:53 PM
Working backwards, I'm at Dec 15/14 now! 360 notes in my in-box... 286 contest-related.

...
I am aiming to try to have the first 10 images in front of the judges by Jan 2 or 3. It depends on whether I can work uninterrupted for a couple days... Holiday stuff...


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SOLD- She's In Fashion by artistm0nk  Venus on a Beach by divadlo209  Aurora Warior 5 min dev part 2 by hmhkamilo
Freedom Fighter by oblivicon  :thumb72219184:  Lady as Warrior by Rickbw1
  Bloom and Grow by MsRyoko  
  :thumb72212532:  Bring me that horizon by allykat
Dissolution_of_Faith by Golden-Knight  :thumb72199712:  Dryade by Vilk42
Dancing through melancholia by Lechtonen  Encounter by krimsonflux  Duel by Rivellis
The Eternally Evident by Q-Rai  The Eternally Evident v2 by Q-Rai  Zombie Fightin' by TWKeller
    :thumb72100252:
Deviation...um...40? by QuillionRiot  Angels Hell by atbash07  Ring by Dreamypunk
At the End of Each Day... by Fangfingers  Devotion by Drezdany  :thumb72175541:

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CONTEST ENTRIES - XXVII

Wed Dec 26, 2007, 8:39 AM
... I'm slowly working my way through the entries.

...going in reverse order (since DA loses which page I am on whenever I delete a note)  only 8 pages of notes to go! EEEEEEEE!

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:thumb72266132:  Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This. by raynaliz  Fairy T-Shirt by KV-Arts
Mistaken Fairy Tale II by Elvazur  The River Styx by gothfiend  Light Blast by SOL-EiL
:thumb70786244:  Dark Fairy V.II by Rickbw1  Protector by maxi703
Barbarian Warrior by evilcampbell    Rebirth... by The-Cold-White-Light
Laura Lives by waterspirirtjess  :thumb72281007:  Emperess of Winter by CassiopeiaArt
:thumb72271465:  Spades instead by Velvetta  Amusement park memories by waterspirirtjess
:thumb72254928:  Life Drawing Patch by artjte  :thumb71416309:
harem by elwinne  The Faith - I by Aerelin  Butterflies and Hurricanes by Aerelin
Color My Eyes by irenephotography  Wherever She Goes by LizWymark  :thumb72240075:
:thumb72239890:  The Deal by Velldune  -Justice for All- by st-frantic

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  • Eating: coffee
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CONTEST ENTRIES - XXVI

Mon Dec 24, 2007, 1:27 PM
... It's about time to stop doing this and head downstairs to make my Xmas feast... (Ham and garlic mashed potatoes!)

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:thumb72355606:  Liberty by perl1235  frog king by nicolsche
The Hybrid by tanabatablossom  curtain of dreams by sudhithxavier  splinter sculpture by Bflybabe88
Pirate Chick by traydaripper  Angel by Rickbw1  OOAK - Deepwater Mermaid by MirielDesign
The Highwayman by bellator  Unbreakable by Drakangel  technoracephobia by theycallmeteddy
guardian of hope by sinziana  The PlugHead by levydesign  Spread Your Wings by SAB687
Still Life by SAB687  :thumb71641805:  Snow Angel by kolibri
The moment by AniFantasy  Fairy by Merlin111  Centaur Wallpaper by Lunnagirl
Shoot 'em Down by potterpuppet  :thumb72323476:
The Samurai by Alegion  Dance for Eternia by CrowManIC  Vengeance for Sylvanas by Desdinova84
Satin Silk by pinksux  Birth of the Sun by Airfey  never let you go by incessancy

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CONTEST ENTRIES - XXV

Mon Dec 24, 2007, 10:38 AM
Only 400 notes left in my in-box now!

..and I'm already starting to regret using Roman Numerals for the page titles.

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dian the beautiful by foggie32  :thumb72317614:  :thumb67452703:
:thumb66889670:  :thumb65155674:  :thumb64222368:
:thumb61253327:  :thumb55803337:  :thumb55648655:
:thumb55433911:  "Nature de Mere" by fade2fire  Lady Rain by kelingking2
The Last Sunrise by gothfiend  Tears of the Dragon by DocRedfield  waste deep by PopePain
Manic by whimsical-lady  Depression by whimsical-lady  with Dissociative Tendencies by whimsical-lady
Manic Dep w_Dissociative Tend by whimsical-lady  The Sirens by Rickbw1  Fairy Mischief by AlexandreaZenne
Bandanna Anna by ChristineAltese  The moment... by damnedEvans  :thumb71444410:
:thumb71647482:  Fairies Tree by MaliciaRoseNoire  feel the sun by Oxana-lee
The Oath And The Promise by dgtrekker  When is she comming home? by SolBragason  fake human project by sourcake

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CONTEST ENTRIES - XXIV

Mon Dec 24, 2007, 8:48 AM
Sorry about the brief delay getting back to sorting these...

... Xmas holiday stuff has been interfering with my schedule. I'm going through all the entries that are in my Email inbox, first, then I'll go through the entries people sent to my "mjranum" id, and then I'll crunch away on the 454 notes in my in-box!!

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:thumb69835362:  On the Savannah by digistyle  Athena Parthenos Vs Amazons by tartleigh
Forest Enchantress by Ederoi  :thumb72264533:  walking on dead souls by Oission
:thumb71207053:  :thumb72069413:  Drac Bride - mjranum inspired by DojiArai
The Duel by nunofrias  Perchance to Vector by exit82  Thar be rough seas ahead by exit82
Our Lady of The Crows by Martin-Ravencroft  ubiquity by murderist  ubiquity in twisted land by murderist
ubiquity in cyberland by murderist  ubiquity in darkland by murderist  dissolving into the dream by murderist
st. Sin by murderist  oh when the saints... by murderist  disappear into paint by murderist
I've got a saint... by murderist  Offerings to Mustela by LynxViscount  The Guardian by tsheva
Hall of memories by ab-imo-pectore  :thumb70461510:  :thumb71081581:
Sunflower Blues by Tiffue  Yaaarrrrr by michaelharris  Ingrid by michaelharris

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CONTEST CLOSED

Tue Dec 18, 2007, 9:47 PM
...with 300+ entries still in the queue and 300 already checked in... Aie! Aie! Aie!

It's going to take me a while to get all these processed so please be patient. If you sent me a note, yes, I got it. I just haven't read it yet. If you sent me an Email, I responded if I got it. Be patient. Thank you.

So here's what's happening next:
I'm going to process the rest of the entries and link them to pages like the rest.
There are bound to be a few duplicates. That will neither advantage nor penalize an entry. Any duplicates will be assumed to be my mistake.
Then I'm going to pick the 10 I like the best, and turn my judges loose on them to pick the final winners.
Doing all this will probably take a few weeks. So please be patient.

I'd like to add that there are some amazing entries, and - seriously - I love each and every one of you for spending some of the limited hours you have on this earth working on my contest. In a sense, you're all winners; I truly wish I had a couple million bucks handy so I could give everyone an awesome prize. But I don't. But - you have my gratidude and deep appreciation! Seeing this huge outpouring of creativity greatly exceeded my wildest imaginings!

Love you all,
mjr.

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  • Listening to: John Fogerty
  • Reading: Ubelaker: Bones - a forensic casebook
  • Watching: My computer; duh.
  • Eating: coffee
  • Drinking: coffee

CONTEST UPDATE

Sun Dec 16, 2007, 3:28 PM
For details on the contest see Contest Banner - Closed by mjranum-stock

The contest closes at midnight tomorrow. You have until 00:01 on the 18th to get your notes in to my inbox.

So far it looks like there are over 600 entries!!

Right now I have 347 notes in my inbox and have gotten about a dozen Emails. Don't worry if you don't see your artwork up on the entries pages, yet - if you've sent me a note with a link to your image, then you're OK.

I have gotten notes from people who forgot to send me their links or emails without people's links or DA names. If I can't figure out what your submission is, I'll disqualify you for failure to follow directions.

After the 17th it'll take me a little while to sort through everything and complete all the entry pages. Then my judges and I will come up with the final list, and then vote-off on the winners. That'll take a while - there's a lot of beautiful work here!

Once the contest is done, I will resume posting stock. I have a whole bunch of ass-kicking stuff in store for you, including Rael Cohen as a pirate wench, some more cyborg ninjas, death rides a pale tricycle, and more!

Thanks to everyone who has participated!
mjr.

(PS - because of the way DAs note system works, it always presents me the most recent first, which means I tend to work in reverse order. So those of you who got your entries in a long time ago, check your outbox and see if it's still hanging in my inbox unread. If so - I'll get to it. I promise.)

  • Mood: Affection
  • Listening to: John Fogerty
  • Reading: Ubelaker: Bones - a forensic casebook
  • Watching: My computer; duh.
  • Eating: coffee
  • Drinking: coffee

CONTEST ENTRIES - XXIII

Tue Dec 11, 2007, 4:43 PM
For details on the contest see Contest Banner - Closed by mjranum-stock

Contest closes Dec 17 - as long as your note to me is postmarked before then, you'll get in.</b>

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fairyland by princesugi  colorpati by maView  Angels and Demons Continued by fade2fire
Contest Entry: Meet the Queen by emerlyrose    Pallas - Sketch by TokyoTangerine
www sonkursun net by kadox  :thumb71978677:  Where The Faries Hide FINAL by JasonRoll
:thumb71969514:  Judge, jury and executioner by Vilk42  do what thou wilt by Asp-in-the-Garden
:thumb71962839:  - Hiibishae - by Anathematixs  :thumb71984937:
"Of course I forgive you" by Ilusion-Island  Ritual by maronski  Domestic violence isnt a game by levi92
Daisy by miss69  Little Red Riding Hood by Lajos-Toth  Queen of Pirates by Nekomancerz
When Sun Sets by prisoned-angel  Mirror Mirror by Kokitsune-Koyuki  :thumb71901417:
Carla from Just Super by PreoSmo  :thumb71951566:  Red Dress by evilcampbell
:thumb71873519:  :thumb71870906:  lust for life by simplysmart

  • Mood: Affection
  • Listening to: Bob Dylan
  • Reading: Bertrand Russell: Why I am not a Christian
  • Watching: My computer; duh.
  • Eating: coffee
  • Drinking: coffee

CONTEST ENTRIES - XXII

Sat Dec 1, 2007, 9:23 PM
For details on the contest see Contest Banner - Closed by mjranum-stock

If any of you notice duplicated entries in the contest; it's probably just my screw-up and not that any artists are trying to be sneaky and load an image twice. Before I bring the judges in, I'll make a pass through and knock out any duplicates so don't worry about it...

Contest closes Dec 17 - as long as your note to me is postmarked before then, you'll get in.


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reflection by marousha  Martini by TheButcheress  :thumb71137548:
Queen Of The Merpeople by Rickbw1  Moonlight dancer by mjdaluz  Unforgiven by wile1
Danger Girl by Rickbw1  :thumb71064059:  In control by daskull
:thumb71059254:  Time Machine by Amirea  The Forest by pink-kipper
Where's Your Head At? by kolibri  Eternity by ABVH  The Spider Seer by bryden42
Of Swan by spiritsighs  Contest entry - fail by ohida  Escape from Reality by ohida
Athena by Luddox  waste deep by PopePain  Fairy Trails by NTGreen
Like a Moth by NTGreen  Demonesque by quickreaver  She deserves the Crown by PoluXz
  Lilith by silentfuneral  New times by aphostol
The Muse by Madam-Natas  Cordula by Jumprabbit  Two Dimensional Diety by WSzP

  • Mood: Affection
  • Listening to: Bob Dylan
  • Reading: Bertrand Russell: Why I am not a Christian
  • Watching: My computer; duh.
  • Eating: coffee
  • Drinking: coffee

CONTEST ENTRIES - XXI

Thu Nov 29, 2007, 5:56 PM
For details on the contest see Contest Banner - Closed by mjranum-stock

If any of you notice duplicated entries in the contest; it's probably just my screw-up and not that any artists are trying to be sneaky and load an image twice. Before I bring the judges in, I'll make a pass through and knock out any duplicates so don't worry about it...

Contest closes Dec 17 - as long as your note to me is postmarked before then, you'll get in.


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  Flying Away by DKayCrafts  Only In My Dreams by DKayCrafts
Never Alone by DKayCrafts  It Starts Here by DKayCrafts  :thumb69835362:
Fallen Angel by mastadeath  Breath of life by frenchfox  Moonlight by night-surreal
A Girl's Got to Do... by WhisperGraphics  Feeling Blessed by zoozee  The Time is Ticking by azurylipfe
:thumb71109412:  Future War by SOL-EiL  Self Reflection by archaicart
Hunters Cove by mtspacecreate  Athene's Army by wiccad-star  :thumb70915339:
My Own Refuge..... by Jason-Little  Temple of the Sea Gods by Pygar  .:past present and future:. by natyismyhero
:thumb70915127:  Birth of Venus by rejs7  Little Red by JoGe23
:thumb71075244:  :thumb71149105:  The Burden by blackseed
.Let it Snow. by starxdust  The Vigil by amiens  :thumb70929042:
The Guardian by sauronthedark

  • Mood: Affection
  • Listening to: Bob Dylan
  • Reading: Bertrand Russell: Why I am not a Christian
  • Watching: My computer; duh.
  • Eating: coffee
  • Drinking: coffee