When I got up this morning I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me in the internet:
I won the first and the third prize in an art contest of one of my fave webcomics, Wendy Pini's "Masque of the red death"
A dark, beautiful, gothic Comic-tale created after Edgar Allan Poe's short-story, which Wendy set up in a Sci-Fi world.
Now what most of you don't know... before I did landscape-art, I was (and still am) also illustrator and do art for some small Sci-Fi and Fantasy fanzines and Wendy was the one, who encouraged me with her beautiful Comic "Elfquest" to start my whole artistic career... Without the magic of Elfquest, I would have never ever started painting at all and so this price is especially a very big honor for me !!! I could embrace the whole world now after I pinched myself long enough to actually believe it ^_^
Yuki, my youngest daughter, became a big Elfquest fan herself and asked me to take part in the contest. I'm glad I did and she will get one of the prizes, a pillow with her hero "Skywise" on it.
Here are my two entries:
"Bunchh", a vivid character of the comic, who inspired so many readers of the web-comic, by his/her lovely way to embrace life, even in sad times...
And here you see Steffan... I often was angry at him during the story, but I really loved him, because he was so hopelessly romantic ^^ AND I loved to draw his hair :)
And here is the link to the contest, with a lots of entries of wonderful and talented people, who took part:
All characters (Bunchh and Steffan) are (c) 2011 by WaRP Graphics