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I've been toying with the idea of a contest recently. But I have no money for prizes, and few ideas for a theme. Unlike the usual contests held by stockers in the DA community, I don't think it would be so much a 'use my stock!' contest as an all-around art contest with a central theme. You know, the sort of thing that lets a person flex their creative wings. Maybe a quote, or a color, or an idea... Maybe a reinterpretation of the concept in Reaching.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Offers to help with prizes or advertise?

Also, I've made some prints available on my main account, including Reaching. I would much appreciate if folks would give them some love. nova-fov.deviantart.com/store/

:heart: Nova
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3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

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5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

6. Print permission is available. Please tell me images that you'd like to submit as prints and I can send in permission to the print mods for you.

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  • Listening to: Florence + the Machine
  • Reading: Mass Effect and Star Wars forum roleplay
  • Watching: old movies
  • Playing: Mass Effect 2
  • Eating: chocolate peanut clusters
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
Recently it was brought to my attention that a publishing company in Greece has used a photomanipulation including Reaching on the cover of one of their books. I was not notified of this use, I never gave my permission, and my image was not credited. I won't go into further specifics than that- I'm floundering a little on how to take legal action, but if you're interested in helping, feel free to send a note to my main account, Nova-FoV.

I'm quite liberal with my images. I have never asked to be compensated, and for the most part, I don't care what people use them for. Now, by all means, I DO want to be credited and I would like to see what my pictures are being used for, especially the ones of my face- let me tell you, it's been weird the past year or so as I've started to see myself in pictures across DA and the internet that I never even knew existed. Weird, but it's really neat, too. I enjoy providing stock.

However, Reaching is a special case. It is a very personal picture for me, one that I hold close to my heart. I'm delighted by the fact that so many people around the world have found the same joy in this picture that I have, and it's great being able to see so many varied interpretations of the same picture. However, I know that in the future there will be circumstances similar to this one with the publishing company in Greece. There WILL be infringement, and I'm just counting the minutes to the time that I find out someone else has stolen the picture and is selling it as their own work for profit.

So, in light of its massive popularity and the prolific way in which it has spread across the web, I have filed a U.S. Copyright on Reaching.

This shouldn't scare anyone too much. If you use my picture appropriately- credit me when possible and obtain permission (which I almost ALWAYS give) for commercial use- you have nothing to worry about. I'm not going to come after you with a hatche because of a copyright violation if you pay attention to these simple rules. Like I said, I enjoy seeing the many uses my pictures are put to. However, I will not tolerate anyone taking credit for my intellectual property. If you use Reaching commercially without permission and without credit, I will take legal action.

Savvy? Good.

Now, moving onto other news, as if this journal isn't already long enough. I'm heading off to college soon. That means lots of good things for me- I'll be pursuing a degree as an art major, probably in the field of illustration or graphic design. That will be happening at the end of August. That means as far as I know, I won't be taking many pictures for a few years, and my studio is going bye-bye (*snif*). Consider yourself warned. But once again, don't worry. I have no intention of taking down my stock account. :)

And finally, I've got some new stock for you guys. I realize that this past year I haven't been terribly involved with the stock or photomanipulation communities. This is because I've been consumed by my AP Art class, where I've been forced to use personal references for everything, and my concentration has been in the field of digital painting rather than digital editing. But I started to miss photography a couple weeks ago and I had some free time, so I set up the studio and did some shooting. I hope that you enjoy.

I'll also be submitting some hard lit poses against a black backdrop. With the navy blue yoga pants and sequin trimmed tank-top, it's not exactly the ideal costume for photomanipulations. But these are personal references I took for painting purposes, since I've been wanting to really drive my ability to draw anatomically correct, as well as my understanding of the complex interaction of shadows and highlights on the skin. If you can use them, be my guest. They're probably the scariest pictures of myself I've ever submitted as stock. :P

And that's all!

:heart: Nova
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2. Requests are welcome. I DO NOT DO NUDE OR UNDERWEAR SHOTS! End of discussion.

3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

4. MAKE AN EFFORT! If you just crop and filter, it's almost as if you're stealing.

5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

6. Print permission is available. Please tell me images that you'd like to submit as prints and I can send in permission to the print mods for you.

7. With the new submission system including auto-resizing, you must click Download at the left side of the picture to download the full size.
  • Listening to: Florence + the Machine
  • Reading: Mass Effect and Star Wars forum roleplay
  • Watching: old movies
  • Playing: Mass Effect 2
  • Eating: chocolate peanut clusters
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
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Wow, it's been ridiculously long since I said anything. Biggest news affecting the account:
1. I'm in AP art, so my resource shooting style has changed a little to fit what I need for personal references.
2. I'm eighteen now. Doesn't mean I'm gonna start showing more skin, just means I've had this account FOREVER. (84,000 pageviews??? When did THAT happen?) And I can start selling prints.
3. I have a complete studio now, with backdrops + lighting equipment. Also, saving up for a new shiny D5000. Or D90, depending on my patience level.
4. I've applied to be an exchange student for an entire year in Germany. So. If I get to, the studio and props and costumes will go bye-bye, and I'll probably convert to background stock for a while. But I also know that a lot of deviants are located in Europe, so it might be fun to do some collaborating with them while I'm over there.

But we're going to focus back on the AP Art part for a minute. The way the class works is we have to submit an AP portfolio at the end of the year, showcasing our best work. It will be rated by a panel of judges, and if we get a passing score, we get college credit. It's been a great program and I've learned a ton. I love it. But it also means that my primary art style has shifted from photomanipulation to digital painting. I've become pretty decent at it (enough so to sell prints. Wink wink.). But I've discovered that my best references have focused directional lighting that causes a high dynamic range of tones. It gives more life to the skin in the paintings. So I have been shooting some resources, but they aren't ideal for photomanipulation. I've thought about trying to do some more stock soon, particularly with the new backdrops, but it's hard to find time and inspiration. :/

Anyway, that's the gist of what's going on right now. //End Transmission

:heart: Nova-FoV

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1. Don't worry about telling me before you're going use my stock. Just send me a link when it's finished. Images off site and prints are permissable, but you must tell me if that's your intention.

2. Requests are welcome. I DO NOT DO NUDE OR UNDERWEAR SHOTS! End of discussion.

3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

4. MAKE AN EFFORT! If you just crop and filter, it's almost as if you're stealing.

5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

6. Print permission is available. Please tell me images that you'd like to submit as prints and I can send in permission to the print mods for you.

7. With the new submission system including auto-resizing, you must click Download at the left side of the picture to download the full size.

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So, you know how in my last journal entry I talked about how the new stuff was actually old stuff and I had some real new stuff on the way? Well, it's happened again. I got too lazy to submit the pictures that I took from the last shoot (I think it had something to do with the backdrop I used... I need to reshoot, that much is certain). Anyway, I thought I submitted them but I guess that I didn't and I'll get around to doing that either today or soon. I also have some experimental shots that I took a while ago for the sake of playing with lighting, but I think you may like them so I'll put them up here, too. I also have some neat ideas for textures to shoot that I'll share, not to mention several new costumes that I need to shoot (the yellow dress, the Victorian dress [those two because the last shoot didn't work too well], a spy type shoot with a new prop, and my new Queen of the Night dress). Hopefully I'll get around to that within the next few days.

Also, I've been going through my comments, finally. They got backed up all the way to January, so I started going through them from oldest to newest, rather than vice versa, and I'm hoping that will make it a little easier. I've gotten it down to just over a hundred. To those who I'm finally getting around to +fav and running, I apologize for that. I just have so much to go through and I feel a little bashful about not getting around to it until now. I usually comment, but I probably won't start commenting on those manips again until I get to the recent ones from the past month. Sorry!

Anywho, that's news. Hope all is going well for you. <3

:cookie::star::kiss:

:heart: Nova-FoV

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1. Don't worry about telling me before you're going use my stock. Just send me a link when it's finished. Images off site and prints are permissable, but you must tell me if that's your intention.

2. Requests are welcome. I DO NOT DO NUDE OR UNDERWEAR SHOTS! End of discussion.

3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

4. MAKE AN EFFORT! If you just crop and filter, it's almost as if you're stealing.

5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

6. Print permission is available. Please tell me images that you'd like to submit as prints and I can send in permission to the print mods for you.

7. With the new submission system including auto-resizing, you must click Download at the left side of the picture to download the full size.

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Yada yada yada. Same old, same old.

So, I've popped into my account again and I'll probably be updating and checking for the next couple of days. Then I'll probably disappear for a while again.

Just so peoples know, if its very important that I get back to you about something in a timely manner, it is better that you email me. I only check my stock account every couple of months, so if it can't wait, send an email instead of a note or comment.

Also, the priority in which I check things works like this: Emails > Notes > Comments. Therefore, if you want to make sure I see something eventually, it's a better idea to send a note than a comment.

I'm planning on shooting more stock again soon- today if my boss happens to give me the day off, and tomorrow or so on whenever I get the chance. We've recently purchased a Gunne Sax prom dress from the 70's that is very Victorian- it has the ruffles along the bust and lace up the neck, with a floral print on the fabric. It's lovely, and I know you'll love it once the stock is out. It's just a matter of shooting it. I also got a nice flowy yellow dress, but I haven't gotten the chance to have that altered yet. I'm sort of waiting for a point in time when I have a little more money to do that.

So the point is, things are going well and I plan on updating soon. The stuff I submitted last night doesn't count- it was from the Splash of Color shoot that I got too lazy to submit. XD

:cookie::star::kiss:

:heart: Nova-FoV

PS- the title is a reference to the Aria from Mozart's opera, the Magic Flute. I'm currently learning to sing it, and it's freaking epic. I love it.

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1. Don't worry about telling me before you're going use my stock. Just send me a link when it's finished. Images off site and prints are permissable, but you must tell me if that's your intention.

2. Requests are welcome. I DO NOT DO NUDE OR UNDERWEAR SHOTS! End of discussion.

3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

4. MAKE AN EFFORT! If you just crop and filter, it's almost as if you're stealing.

5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

6. Print permission is available. Please tell me images that you'd like to submit as prints and I can send in permission to the print mods for you.

7. With the new submission system including auto-resizing, you must click Download at the left side of the picture to download the full size.

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Phhhhheeeeeew. I've got some catching up to do. 2,741 messages in my inbox, and 34 notes. Which could be a lot worse, considering, but I swear I cleaned it all up last time I logged in. :/

Anywho. I apologize for my long absence. Work and school have been sucking me dry with very little time for stock, not to mention a particular lack of inspiration. I'm still lacking on the inspiration/costume side, but hopefully that will get better with time. For now, does anyone have any suggestions on good places to find costumes? Particularly online or in the Salt Lake City area?

The most important thing I should bring up (shame for me not!) I've recently purchased/been gifted a speedlight external flash and a studio light kit that included 2 lights and 2 umbrellas. And all of them are absolutely fantastic. One of the lights blew a fuse within its first two minutes of running yesterday, but I was able to take it in and get it replaced today, so all is well in the world. I'm still using sheets hung on the wall (working on getting a backdrop hanger, but damn, ladies and gents, there's hardly a piece of photographic equipment under $200! Even the poles to hang a backdrop on are in the $120-$170 range!), but at least it's much better lit than it used to be.

So tonight I dug through my closet, put together a few costumes, and did some camera lovin' to show you folks what these lights can do. Hope you enjoy. :)

:cookie::star::kiss:

:heart: Nova-FoV

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1. Don't worry about telling me before you're going use my stock. Just send me a link when it's finished. Images off site and prints are permissable, but you must tell me if that's your intention.

2. Requests are welcome. I DO NOT DO NUDE OR UNDERWEAR SHOTS! End of discussion.

3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

4. MAKE AN EFFORT! If you just crop and filter, it's almost as if you're stealing.

5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

6. Print permission is available. Please tell me images that you'd like to submit as prints and I can send in permission to the print mods for you.

7. With the new submission system including auto-resizing, you must click Download at the left side of the picture to download the full size.

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More New Stock

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 28, 2008, 9:01 PM
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More New Stock




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I did a reshoot today, just like I said I would. And I have to say, there are some really pwnsome shots that came out. Seriously. These are going to be amazing. I threw together a new Gaia costume, which is my pride and joy from this shoot, but I also brought back the black ensemble from the other day and got some great poses with the pedestal.

You'll also see a few new props, which you can preview in my photography over at my regular account. Notably:
Fake butterflies:
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And a fake apple:
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I also dug up the old vines and wreath crown from my original Nymph costume to use for Gaia:


Now, the most difficult part will be finding time to crop, touch up, and submit. I really don't have any time over the next couple of days, but first chance I get, I promise I'll work on them. In all honesty, though, I'm very far behind in my school work due to work and trying to do a million other things, so I can't give much in the way of promises right now.

:heart: Nova




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1. Don't worry about telling me before you're going use my stock. Just send me a link when it's finished. Images off site and prints are permissible, but you must tell me if that's your intention.

2. Requests are welcome. I DO NOT DO NUDE OR UNDERWEAR SHOTS! End of discussion.

3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

4. MAKE AN EFFORT! If you just crop and filter, it's almost as if you're stealing.

5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

6. Print permission is available. Please tell me images that you'd like to submit as prints and I can send in permission to the print mods for you.

7. Click Download at the left side of the picture to download the full size.



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  • Listening to: Don't Stop the Music, Rihanna
  • Reading: Red is for Remembrance, Laurie Faria Stolartz
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Mass Effect
  • Eating: Biscuits
  • Drinking: Iced Chai Tea

New Stock

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 27, 2008, 9:24 AM
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So I did a shoot yesterday. I really like the poses and costumes and props, but the lighting was horrible (I really need to get some lamps or something) and I really need to get better at hiding the remote. If you're wondering why there were only like ten pictures from that shoot, there's your answer. Oh- and it got cut short by my camera battery dying. Le-sigh.

However, I think I'm going to drop by my dad's house tomorrow to pick up some old props (ivy crown, anyone?) and do more tomorrow. I'm in love with the new costumes and props and I really want to do more with them, and tomorrow I'll have more time, more stuff, and more battery power. So we'll see how that goes.

In the mean time, enjoy this stock! :)

:heart: Nova




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1. Don't worry about telling me before you're going use my stock. Just send me a link when it's finished. Images off site and prints are permissible, but you must tell me if that's your intention.

2. Requests are welcome. I DO NOT DO NUDE OR UNDERWEAR SHOTS! End of discussion.

3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

4. MAKE AN EFFORT! If you just crop and filter, it's almost as if you're stealing.

5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

6. Print permission is available. Please tell me images that you'd like to submit as prints and I can send in permission to the print mods for you.

7. Click Download at the left side of the picture to download the full size.



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Photography Book Soon for Sale

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 20, 2008, 8:59 AM
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First of all, special thanks to :iconazurylipfe: for surprising me with a subscription! Much love to her, and go check out her gallery!

The loss of innocence by azurylipfe Earth Elemental by azurylipfe The Phantom of Railroad 7 by azurylipfe Alone in the Dark by azurylipfe Dance with me by azurylipfe

Right, so, inspired by the example of Fridgecrisis, I set out into the world of self-publishing via lulu.com. I created a proof copy of a photography portfolio, ordered, and the three copies I ordered arrived via UPS (yay, go my employers!) today. And I was very impressed. I think it looks very professional, and I'm utterly in love with it.

So, now I'm setting about creating a commercial sale edition. Of course, now that I understand the way it looks in printed form, I'm going to be adding a few things essential to any art book- comments, details, maybe an introduction letter. All in all, I want this to look like the art book you might find from any commercial artist.

Anyway, here are a few goodie previews for you, since that's what I've been working on and I thought you might like to see how it's going to look.

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Text reads: "Rachel Ross Photography / January 2007-July 2008" Obviously, I'll update the dates to be more current according to when I finish the commercial copy.

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Text reads: "No, it's not wind. It's dancing around like an idiot. But when you get down to it, they're really the exact same thing, aren't they? All either of them is good for is knocking stuff over and making it rain."

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Text reads: "Depths was taken during the winter, during a particular dryspell when I was itching for something to photograph. Winter is a very boring time for me as a photographer, because when you've taken a picture of one piece of ice, you've taken a picture of them all. Luckily, this leaf gave me a little reprise from my artist's block."

Suggestions, anyone? Interest in purchase?
:heart: Nova

PS: Below you'll find some shameless self promotion! :D




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1. Don't worry about telling me before you're going use my stock. Just send me a link when it's finished. Images off site and prints are permissable, but you must tell me if that's your intention.

2. Requests are welcome. I DO NOT DO NUDE OR UNDERWEAR SHOTS! End of discussion.

3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

4. MAKE AN EFFORT! If you just crop and filter, it's almost as if you're stealing.

5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

6. Print permission is available. Please tell me images that you'd like to submit as prints and I can send in permission to the print mods for you.

7. With the new submission system including auto-resizing, you must click Download at the left side of the picture to download the full size.



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  • Listening to: Don't Stop the Music, Rihanna
  • Reading: Red is for Remembrance, Laurie Faria Stolartz
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Mass Effect
  • Eating: Biscuits
  • Drinking: Iced Chai Tea
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Right-o. So I got my hair done the other day, which is pretty much the only time my hair is ever straight, and I thought it looked pretty perfect for the sci-fi stock I've been meaning to do for a while. So this shoot resulted. (Hair Update: Brown, lots more blonde, red gone. :( )

Of course, the hair didn't go so well with the cloak stock I shot, because it's a little too modern, but I never mentioned that I got a new cloak, and I haven't used it yet, so I wanted to try it anyway. Hope it turns out useful.

:cookie::star::kiss:

:heart: Nova-FoV

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1. Don't worry about telling me before you're going use my stock. Just send me a link when it's finished. Images off site and prints are permissable, but you must tell me if that's your intention.

2. Requests are welcome. I DO NOT DO NUDE OR UNDERWEAR SHOTS! End of discussion.

3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

4. MAKE AN EFFORT! If you just crop and filter, it's almost as if you're stealing.

5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

6. Print permission is available. Please tell me images that you'd like to submit as prints and I can send in permission to the print mods for you.

7. With the new submission system including auto-resizing, you must click Download at the left side of the picture to download the full size.

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Mervyns is hosting the Declare Your Style scholarship contest, and I've entered. Winner is selected by popular vote, so I'm doing what I can to rack up votes in what little time is left.

See my entry and vote here! www.declareyourstyle.com/view_…

:cookie::star::kiss:

:heart: Nova-FoV

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1. Don't worry about telling me before you're going use my stock. Just send me a link when it's finished. Images off site and prints are permissable, but you must tell me if that's your intention.

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3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

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And she's BLONDE.

That's right.

Blonde.

Here's what she says: I am pleased to be rejoining the account for this collaborative photo shoot and hope to be participating again in the near future.

Actually, I just made that up. But she was thinking it. Anyway, silliness aside, we went for a middle eastern theme with a couple new props and costumes. Hope you like it. :)

:cookie::star::kiss:

:heart: Nova-FoV

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Right. Well, after much procrastination and not getting anything done, I finally dragged myself up to set up a shoot and do some stock. And I have to say, I'm quite satisfied with how well it came out, and I hope that you will be too. All of this stock is modern, so I apologize if that disappoints anyone, but my conceptual stuff seems to be better loved than the fantasy stuff anyway, so I figured I'd give that another go.

The Eye Heart U series is only part of the massive shoot I did today, so stay tuned for more costumes and props. :)

Also, I am getting dangerously close to the big 50,000! I never thought I'd get this far, but I guess luck has been on my side. I confess I don't have a prize for anyone who manages to capture the screen, but I'd still appreciate seeing it happen, so if you happen to see a very special certain number on your screen next time you're around, send the screen cap my way. :boogie:

:cookie::star::kiss:

:heart: Nova-FoV

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Well, after far too long (the part they needed to repair it was on backorder) my precious Nikon D50 is back and snapping! :D I tried it out yesterday, and couldn't have been happier with it. They even fixed that little scratch I got on the viewfinder when I was trying to clean it like an idiot.

I'm going to do a stock shoot as soon as I can, because I know I've got a lot of great stuff to try. And, my room at my dad's house was just repainted to be bright green, blue, and purple, so that's going to be a lot of fun as well. The only issue is school. We're coming up on our last month of school before summer here, so things are busier than ever. I made it into a one act play for what my school calls Spring Showcase, a series of student directed plays. We have practice for two hours after school every day and four hours on weekends, and between that, I have to fit my life. So you may not see anything from me for another month when Summer arrives, or I may find a lucky break to get some shooting done.

:cookie::star::kiss:

:heart: Nova-FoV

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3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

4. MAKE AN EFFORT! If you just crop and filter, it's almost as if you're stealing.

5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

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Well, my subscription is gone, which is sad, but life goes on.

In other news, my camera is broken. Something was wrong with the shutter curtain not closing all the way, so we had to send it in, with a return window of 4-6 weeks. That was two weeks ago. Luckily, even if it's six weeks, I should have it back by Thanksgiving Point's Tulip Festival, but hopefully I won't jinx myself.

In the meantime, I have lots of awesome new props and costumes and ideas that I really want to try out, but I am currently without a camera, so they're kind of... stuck in the hangar. If I got really desperate, I would have to borrow Valentine's (remember her? You can find her in the account lust-vs-love), but I think I'll probably just wait.

So, while it's gone, pray for me. x.x I'll just have to keep distracting myself with Battlestar Galactica.

:heart: Nova-FoV

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3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

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Contest Winners!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 28, 2008, 7:38 PM
I Love dA !


Journal.gifJournal

First of all, I apologize for the delay- January has been ridiculously busy for me, and besides that, an emotional rollercoaster. But I'm going to try to keep up better, so bear with me. :)

IN FIRST, we have stampingqueen for New World by stampingqueen
I chose this picture because of its incredible message. I felt like she really captured the essence of this step in life for me, and the aesthetics of the piece were perfectly matched to what she was hoping to express. I love the way it came out, and I also appreciate the other three pieces she made for the contest.
Her prizes are:
3 months subscription donated by Empty-Paper
3 commissions from me- whether it be art or stock, you choose. :)
1 commission from ooberxandxdavie6
Journal features from Valentine-FOV-Stock, Nova-FoV, ooberxandxdavie6

IN SECOND, we have archaicart for Sweet 16 by archaicart
I was stunned by the attention to detail in this piece. I love art that has layering and textures, both of which are included to a great degree here. It's a beautiful image with a lot of emotion in it, and that really enchanted me.
Her prizes are:
2 commissions from me- whether it be art or stock, you choose. :)
1 commission from ooberxandxdavie6
Journal features from Valentine-FOV-Stock, Nova-FoV, ooberxandxdavie6

IN THIRD, we have Toranih for You Shall Dance by Toranih
I love the fun that was put into this piece. Two completely different ends of the spectrum were taken and tied together into one picture, and as a bonus, the concept even fit the contest.
Their prizes are:
1 commission from me- whether it be art or stock, you choose. :)
1 commission from ooberxandxdavie6
Journal features from Valentine-FOV-Stock, Nova-FoV, ooberxandxdavie6

Thanks to everyone who entered and helped with the contest! It was a lot of fun to put on and I look forward to doing it again some time! Cheerio-

Nova-FoV

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3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

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5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

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:thumb73351494::thumb73570269: Modern Day Sleeping Beauty by anthaslunula New World by stampingqueen:thumb72670266: Faerie Bridge by stampingqueen Why Are the Sea Turtles Gone? by stampingqueen Dance in the Mist by stampingqueen Sweet 16 by archaicart You Shall Dance by Toranih
Courtesy Entry: Happy birthday Rachel by Empty-Paper
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  • Listening to: Wintersong, Sarah McLachlan
  • Watching: Tin Man
  • Playing: Mass Effect
  • Drinking: Iced Chai Tea
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First of all, I'd like to thank everyone for their feedback on my sister starting some stock. It was very encouraging, and we know what to do now. Now it's just down to finding time for a shoot with her. x.x

Alrighty. So my birthday is in two weeks, on the Saturday of December 15th. I've been trying to do some special things for it, because after all, it's sweet sixteen- the age every girl dreams about until she hits it, right? So I was thinking of doing a mini-contest. Just a birthday thing, nothing big, and as far as prizes would go, I could do nothing more than commissions, exclusive stock, etc. seeing as I have no budget at my expense. However, if anyone would like to donate, I'd be happy to expand this thing into a full fledged contest! As far as entries, anything goes- imitation stock, drawings, poems, photomanips, imitation photography (art account is Nova-FoV), etc. Just something to help me celebrate my big day!

:heart: Nova-FoV

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2. Requests are welcome. I DO NOT DO NUDE OR UNDERWEAR SHOTS! End of discussion.

3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

4. MAKE AN EFFORT! If you just crop and filter, it's almost as if you're stealing.

5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

6. Print permission is available. Please tell me images that you'd like to submit as prints and I can send in permission to the print mods for you.

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  • Playing: Zoo Tycoon
  • Eating: Thanksgiving food
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Alrighty! My sister Betsy saw my stock account for probably the first time today, and she was really excited about it. So much so that she'd like to open a stock account of her own (or submit some of her pictures onto my account). However, it's just an idea at the moment, so I told her I'd pitch the idea to my DA cronies and see what they thought. I have no doubts that she would be an instant hit on the stock scene, because I've never met anyone as beautiful as the lovely Betsy Ross, but I'd still like a little feedback.

She has quite a bit of modeling experience behind her, so here are a few things she's done for those of you curious about her:
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Pretty, isn't she? Of course, these are all professional so she wouldn't look quite as perfect in stock, still, I think she could be a very useful model for everyone. So- thoughts?

:heart: Nova-FoV

P.S: I know I promised more chain stock, and I have it ready, but I've just been so busy. You all must know how the holiday season goes! O.O
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This shoot, as you can probably tell, was a bit of an experiment. I tried it at my mom's house in the basement, rather than my dad's house. This had some pro's and some con's. First of all, I had a lot more room and a lot more light, and I was about to set the camera up directly in front of me rather than at an angle. I was able to get more of the sheet up and get the camera zoomed in on the sheet pretty well so that minimal cropped was needed. As for the cons- it was very, very dirty. That poor white sheet. I had trouble getting the camera to focus (thus there's blue tape everywhere on the pictures) and sometimes my camera refused to shoot at all, for no reason I could see.

Now. Concerning the giant rusty chain. Like it? It's new. I know I love it. Hope you do too.

So- thoughts, anyone? Did you like this set up better, or worse? How do you like the new props? Any poses with them you'd like to see?

Talk to me, baby. I love to hear from you.
:heart: Nova-FoV

P.S: More giant chain stock is on its way! Don't despair!
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That's right, these last submissions were for you! :D

I've had a lot of people come to me over the years for a source of D&D characters, whether for them to transform my pictures into their characters or for them to use the stock directly. I'm a D&D fan myself, so this time I wanted to dedicate these pictures to you guys. :giggle:

And I apologize for the bow. It's very hard to pull back, and it's the only bow I have, unfortunately. So many of the pulled back poses were stiff and unnatural, because I was really straining. It also doesn't have the aesthetic appeal that some of the other bow stock pictures on DA here have- in fact, on the front it says "Indian Spirit". Not the best, I know. Still, it was a try.

I think that's pretty much all I wanted to say, so-

Cheers!
:heart: Nova-FoV
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3. Please give credit and a link to my page in your description for your piece. Also, send me a link to the finished deviation.

4. MAKE AN EFFORT! If you just crop and filter, it's almost as if you're stealing.

5. I may be adding little "behind the scenes" pictures to my scraps. Please don't use them. That's not why they're there. They're just part of the fun, y'know?

6. Print permission is available. Please tell me images that you'd like to submit as prints and I can send in permission to the print mods for you.

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