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05 December 2012 @ 06:19 pm

I am proud to present the return of the Christmas Calendar!
Back in 2005-2008 this was an annual event in the fanart community and it has now finally returned
to celebrate the days leading to Christmas with all of you. Look for a gift every day and enjoy the holidays.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

p.s so far five gifts has been given. Hurry over now to check 'em out! :)
now featuring Screencap Paradise
 I got myself a tumblr and here's a round up of the art I've posted over there in the past week! :)

These pieces is not for posting anywhere else but Tumblr (and only via the "repost" button, please).

Looks like I preferred the black and white approach the past week.. But it's awesome ;)

21 February 2011 @ 04:18 pm
I got myself a tumblr and here's a round up of the art I've posted over there this past week! :)

These pieces is not for posting anywhere else but Tumblr (and only via the "repost" button, please).

24 January 2011 @ 08:46 pm
Last week, Buffy Summers turned 30. And today, Dean Winchester turns 32. In honor of them I'm posting the Buffy/Dean art I've done since June of last year. These are mostly unreleased, and were planned on being released as I had moved to new servers but as that's taking much longer than I thought, I figured I could instead shine a light on the characters and celebrate that they've managed to reach 30/32 without dying too many times :)

Wallpapers are for personal use (i.e desktop prettiness) only, which means no repoasting or copying.


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14 January 2011 @ 12:16 pm
As you might have noticed in the last few months, images have disappeared around the net that was hosted at photobucket and updates have been sparce in both graphics and gallery. Those who have visited Chosen Art, the real site, know by now that I'm moving to a new server. This is taking a lot more time than I originally anticipated and I still don't know when I'm going to be located at the new place. Currently my hosting has been relocated to an "in between" server since the first one is being shut down and we don't want to let things go down for the amount of time that this move is taking. I have no access to this in between server and can therefore not make any kind of update, anywhere.

The plans my brother, who has been my host and is the original owner of thedudes.nu, had for setting up the new server has changed from the original idea. We want to isolate my entire domain from the rest of the server because it has a tendency to be attacked more by hackers. I've also accidentally crashed the whole server many times over the years when using pretty as a PICTURE which hasn't only affected all sites but it has also killed our email since it's located on the same server. This is what brother is trying to prevent with the new server. By isolating my domain we're protecting everything else on the server should I get hacked (again), and vice versa.

When the move is finally finished, all sites will most likely go into hiatus as I begin to set them up again. The reason for this is that I've decided that it's time to let dana.thedudes.nu evolve and I will begin using wordpress on all sites. This will, in the long run, make the sites much easier to run and update more often since it will eliminate all the annoying coding I have to do with every update. pretty as a PICTURE will most likely go on a longer hiatus as I will no longer be using coppermine gallery after this move. It's been the standard for PAAP since it opened on September 13, 2005, but as it's a fragile system and the system that has caused most problems for us (to the point where someone actually managed to breach our security and create fishing in that section of the server, making us almost loose our ISP and be kicked out from the old server-holder). This means I will have to go through the entire gallery that contains roughly 77.000 pictures, sort everything out and rebuild everything from scratch. As you can imagine, that takes time and it is the reason why PAAP will go into a longer hiatus.

My top priority will be Chosen Art when things go down. After that both Roadhouse and PAAP will become my focus, and as things progress Chosen Productions and The Chosen One will also be fixed.

To return to my first point, the reason for all images disappearing on photobucket is very simple. I've decided that with the move, Chosen Art will begin to use a gallery-application. This will change how I present all graphics online where I will from that point on only post a thumbnail at the site/forum in question and then direct users to Chosen Art and the location of that graphic. This will help keep the ban going and not create a loophole for those who have been the reason for the ban in the first place. Unfortunately this will affect some of you, which I'm very sorry for. If you're wondering if you'll be affected by this, just try and visit one of my sites today and if it doesn't load for you that means your ISP is banned.

I am also currently suffering from loss of emails. Some of them get through, some of them get lost. So if you email me and don't hear back within a week, it has most likely not reached me. Just mail again or send me a message here and I'll get in touch with you asap.

I hope that all of you will bear with me and this move and that you'll continue to visit the sites once they return.
13 September 2010 @ 10:21 am
I have no clue how this happened but despite me fighting it all the way, Twilight has gotten under my skin and decided to live there. Bastard! (I know avamclean is disappointed in me *hangs head* ;))

But anyways, here's my very first piece of art relating to the fandom known as Twilight. The piece is named "How Did We Get Here?" and centers on New Moon and the scene in the parking lot where Bella is leaning against her car, seeing the memory of Edward walking towards her. I used stock of ice that looks a lot like water as a reflection of her cliff-dive later on. And you might notice and recognize, I used the lyrics of Paramore's "Decode", which isn't a surprise since the entire song inspired this piece. I feel it very fitting for New Moon, especially the chorus and bridge, which is featured in this piece. I also decided to go with the font that we see is Bella's handwriting, just to underline which POV the piece is and to get closer to the character.

(copy/paste url otherwise you'll get slapped with anti-hotlinking image)

Credits is listed @ Chosen Art.
image might not be viewable for all due to permanent bans on my domain

As you might notice, the signature looks a bit different than it usually does. I've been wanting to change it for some time, it's been about 5 years since it got a makeover, so I thought now would be a good time. I've noticed a lot of other artists putting the date of creation in their signature and I liked that feature so I adapted it to my own :)

Since New Moon has turned into my favorite book of the four it's no surprise that it's the first piece for me. It's just a surprise that I made one at all! ;) But I think this is a very good thing. I need to find my way back to canon work. I love working with fanfic pieces, it's what's been driving me to not give up on art completely over the last two years, and especially in the last year. So a very big thanks goes out to the authors of Buffy and Dean who's been a never ending inspiration *hugs my girls* (and this doesn't mean I'll stop working on the OTP!)

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15 May 2010 @ 06:01 pm

No it's not a joke, I'm actually updating with buckloads of pieces. 21 to be exact! Some of them you might have seen but there's a lot of never before seen stuff, so I hope you enjoy this new update and feel free to leave a comment on the tagboard ;)

Complete worklist:
1 - Buffy/Dean manipulation
6 - Buffy Summers manipulations
4 - Fanfic Posters, 3 for "Lapsang Souchong", 1 for "Morning Glory" [both written by Ava]
1 - Dean Winchester wallpaper
1 - Buffy Summers wallpaper
7 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Supernatural wallpapers
1 - Buffy Summers/Echo wallpaper

What are you waiting for? Check out the update!
site might not be available for all parts of the UK

03 September 2009 @ 12:50 pm
Been a while since I posted anything or showed any kind of life around this place. Unfortunately I don't have much new to offer since I rarely do any artwork these days, however I'm currently trying to learn the full meaning of curves and other effects. During that time I've used the "blue" promo shoot with Jensen Ackles since it seemed perfect to work on the color correction ability.

All the pics I've done is listed below and I claim no right to them since they're just the promo pics with changed colors. Feel free to use, if you want to credit that'd be great and if not, then I don't really care. Just make sure to NOT post them in galleries as "official promos" since they're altered.

Enjoy and if you find use for 'em, give me a shout, love to see what you create with the new colors.


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