Hello guys, how are you?
I'm finally feeling better (damn flue >o<) and I'm back on my commissions! I should submit 2 more this week and the last one the next week!
As you might have noticed, lately I've entered quite a big number of contests: I like entering contests, especially the ones with interesting themes or characters to draw, even if they are small contests, and a lot of time had passed since the last time I entered any drawing competitions, so I wanted to try it again.
But I will not make the same mistake again.
I've spent the last months making entries for contest that I then found out were judged by people who knew nothing about art, or in which the winners were decided based on the "likes" received on FB (which is the less 'right' and intelligent way to judge a contest in my opinion, since the ones with more friends win, and not the ones who actually deserve it), or that were cancelled or delayed, which was a really bitter pill to swallow, since I always try to do my best when I'm entering a contest.
I'm not saying that all the contest I've entered (here or on FB) were not well organized, but this is true for many of them.
And even if I know that the drawings I made for those contest made me improve a lot and that I learnt a lot working on those pieces, I'm afraid I will never work so hard to enter 'random' contests again.
I'm not saying I will not enter contest anymore, I'm just saying that I will be very selective and most likely I will not enter minor contest, because many times the organizers/judges made a bad work at holding them or, in even more cases, the donors never showed up and didn't even reply to my messages (not even the ones that were meant to send a simple llama showed up).
I'm sorry if this might seem a bit selfish or unpleasant of me, but I've done so much to enter contests in these last months and I've been ignored, humiliated and treated badly so many times, that I finally decided to step back. I had to delay my commissions and my duties to work on contests that in the end were only a loss of time and that didn't even bring me any kind of artistic satisfaction.
Many of you will not care about this, since it is not such great news, I know (XD), but I wanted to explain you why I will probably decline many of the contests invitations I will receive from now.
I'm sorry for those who invited me or were thinking to invite me and I hope you will forgive me, but I need to think about me, my art, my commissions and my work first.
I will most probably only enter big contests and dA's official contests, but as far as minor contests or club contests are concerned--- I will think twice about it before entering.
That's it, I just wanted to inform you of this decision I just made and I hope you will understand <3
And if you don't, please don't get angry at me!
I will continue to support my watchers and friends like I do, I will try my best to donate something when I can, and I will happily be part of juries is asked to (so if you need judges, that could be something I might be interested in doing)!
See you soon for my new works!
Yours, with love
Eren - 絵恋
Get art and WIN 1 ARTBOOK!! - Raffle!
Since I know not everyone will be able to afford to buy the artbook, I will have a raffle among all those who donated and 1 lucky winner will get a free artbook!!! *O*
There will be two versions of the artbook: and extended limited edition of around 80 pages with all the illustrations, personal pages, art cards and the extra tutorials from the artists that will reach the '+250$ donation' goal (which will cost around 50-60$) and a simpler version without the tutorials and the art cards, but with all the illustrations and personal pages (15-25$, much more affordable).If I reach the target of 300$, I will offer the Limited Edition Artbook as a prize for this raffle!!! If I don't reach it, I will offer the simpler version!Please notice: The Limited Edition Artbook will only be available on pre-order, while the other will remain for sale on mbtea's site at any moment. HOW TO ENTER THE "WIN the ARTBOOK" RAFFLE
To enter the raffle you have to be a donor - those who have already donated are already included in the raffle entrants. The more you donate/donated, the more chances you have to win:
•5$ (minimum) or more: 1 chance
•20$ or more: 2 chances
•50$ or more: 3 chances
So to get at least one chance, you will only need to donate 5$!!! Not much, right? ;D (of course since this is MY raffle, you have to donate to me ^^')
If I will reach 200$ of donations I will also award 3 secondary prizes: and 3 people will get a custom signed postcard with one of my works on it, that I will personally print and ship to them!
OF COURSE IF YOU DONATE YOU ALSO GET THE REWARDS I OFFER!!
Here are some incentives I am offering to people willing to donate to me:
•5$ or more: you will get a chibi face sketch bye me (not on the book)
•10$ or more: you will get a face sketch by me (not on the book) *If you want you can have 2 chibi face sketches instead of 1 face sketch*
----both the chibis and the face sketches won't be awarded if you donate more than 15$----
•$15 or more: you will get your name added to my personal page in the special thanks section
•$30 or more: you will get a chibi face of one of your OCs by me printed on my personal page + previous prizes
•$50 or more: you will get 1 pencil sketch by me in the inside cover + previous prizes
•$100 or more: I will buy you a copy of the artbook and send it to you with an A5 print of the illustration by me you like best + previous prizes
Please notice: to "activate" your donation prizes, please send me a note with the screenshot of your donation!
Of course you can donate more than once and your prizes can add up!
The raffle won't be held if I don't reach the total of 10 donors (I'm at 5 now).
THE DEADLINE TO ENTER THE RAFFLE IS: March 31st -when the donation period ends-
During the following days I will extract the winner with a random number extractor site!
If you're interested in entering, please comment below! <3
And that's it for this newsss! ^^
Click this button below to donate and see the other amazing artists featured in this artbook!!!
Special ARTBOOK Commission
Planning my personal page for the 'Tea and Sweets' Artbook I decided to offer a special custom commission!
I won't be able to offer more than 1 slot for that kind of commission and it would be a unique chance to commission me and have your work PRINTED in an artbook! (please notice that the cost of the commission doesn't include the cost of the artbook). This commission will be included in both the Limited edition book and in the simpler version.
Details on the commission
It will be a Single Character - Simple Color - Full body
with a Simple BG
. Like these ones:
please notice that "full body" might or might not include the feet, depending on the framing and pose of the character.
The commission will probably have a particular frame (circular or with decorations on it) and the drawing might be cut a bit to fit the page better, but the commissioner would obviously get the JPG uncut and full resolution image as always.
The price for this special commission would be 70$ (PAYPAL ONLY), but since it would be a donation for the artbook the price would also include the rewards corresponding to that sum, so
With the 70$ special ARTBOOK commission you will get:
•The commission it-self, printed in the book and also sent to you in a JPG high resolution version.
•Your name included in the credits
•3 chances to get the free artbook in my raffle
•A signed postcard version of your commission I will personally print and send to you.
THE DEADLINE TO GET THIS 1 COMMISSION SLOT IS MARCH 15th!
I'm sorry I can't give you more time, but I will need the time to draw it before the pages are ready to be printed.
TO GET THIS COMMISSION COMMENT BELOW! DO NOT DONATE THE MONEY DIRECTLY!!!!!
COMMENT BELOW FIRST!!!!!!
I want this to be crystal clear since there will only be 1 slot available. So the first who comments to book it, gets it.
Please notice that the payment will have to be made within March 15th, if not I will nullify the booking of the commission and I won't accept any other commissioner for the artbook.
If someone books the commission and then disappears without letting me know anything, I reserve the right to nullify the booking at any time.
If none will get this special commission, I will use that space on my personal page as I prefer.