One year ago, on June 25, 2009 the world lost a great iconic figure - MICHAEL JACKSON. His signature dance moves, legendary music videos, spectacular live shows and his multiple award-winning songs immortalized him. The exceptionally gifted singer, songwriter, dancer and entertainer was one of the most successful and influential artists of all time. A true genius.
With this Tribute Contest we want to remember and honor Michael Jackson for his lifework - his legacy to the music world. We are calling artists all around DeviantART to celebrate Michael Jackson's life and music by entering this contest.
Show us your love to Michael, your vision of Michael or anything related to him. Show us how you are remembering him, how you see him as an artist and human being. Let your imagination go wild! Create an amazing piece of art in any medium. Your entry will be judged on its originality, creativity, and technique.
The contest starts today, J
Hello! A lot has happened since the last time I updated my journal, and I wish to share the news one step at a time. deviantART is still, after so many years, one of the primary places where I share finished work. Since the launch of my website at the start of the new year, I have over the past few months established a system of where to post updates of my paintings, detailed walkthroughs and works-in-progress.
This section on my website is for what goes on "behind the scenes". Archived here are walkthroughs of my paintings, which I update on a regular basis, and it is also where I'll be sharing photos of how I get my paintings ready for exhibits.
High resolution images of my works-in-progress accompanied by detailed annotations are posted exclusively on my website.
There are two very convenient ways to receive updates of "In Studio" postings via the website's resources. By selecting "art update feeds" from the top right menu located at the header, there are options for subscribing directly to RSS, or to receive RSS alerts via email.
Here is another way to follow updates of all things related to my work, as updates from my website are fed directly here and are automatically posted to the Wall. Some finished works are posted here, although not of high resolution. Simply "like" the page to stay in touch.
Finally, there's my Facebook profile, where I like to post work-in-progress images in a "teaser" fashion, in that they are the most up-to-date, but with longer intervals and much less continuity between one step and the next in the painting process. By comparison, "In Studio" is where the most complete documentation of my works-in-progress can be enjoyed, however each detailed walkthrough on my website are posted only after a painting is finished.
In other words, for those who thirst for as-soon-as-possible updates, this is the place to go. There is also plenty of sideshow entertainment, as this is pretty much the only place where I post photos of my husband Keith's delicious cooking, as well as photos of my cats Chiko and Perry getting into feline shenanigans.