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Hello fellow deviants. 

Hope you are all well and had a lovely Christmas :)

I just wanted to apologise again for my lack of interaction on this website. I have been doing more arty things, but finding the time to do it is difficult since i had a christmas job (which has now ended) 
Now that it has ended I have more time... at least until i get another job! So I thought I would write in this to update everyone on what I am up to at the moment and some updates on the projects I mentioned in my last entry. 

I have finished my illustration short course now and moving onto the intermediate one in a couple of weeks which I am looking forward to - the book I started making in the course received really good feedback and everyone recommended that I carry on with it (someone even said i should try and get it published!) so that is going to be my 2014 project to illustrate my own book and see what happens after that - I am going to attempt to write it as well, since a post graduate course I hope to do looks for writing potential as well as illustration (it is a course in authorial illustration) but luckily I have a sister who is going to study creative writing at university so she can help me! 

My little christmas painting I was hoping to upload by christmas - obviously didn't work out, I had a few things come up which had to take priority... such as my dad wanting a commission for christmas and now wanting another painting as well. I also found a new greetings card company who are currently looking for illustrators which I applied for and I had to do 3 quick sketches for proposed cards - my christmas painting i planned was amongst those sketches and so I have a basic sketch - I just need to start painting it in photoshop which I am going to start working on in the new year if not before - I am hoping to finish it within the next couple of weeks but i do still have my dads other painting to do first! 

For anyone who is interested the digital painting is called 'Snowglobe city' :) 

And that brings me to new years resolutions. My resolutions are to read more (chapter a day if possible!) and to draw more, I have an A5 sketchbook in which I am going to do a drawing a day - this could be something I spend hours on, or a simple half an hour doodle - it might be observational or from my head, I think this will be an excellent way for me to relax and not focus on any projects and just try something different or draw whatever i feel like drawing at the time - the drawings themselves may even turn into a project so I am hoping it will help me with inspiration. I also hope to join a local art club who offer life drawing sessions since I miss doing them. 

I am of course going to add every drawing to here I will probably make a folder called 'drawing a day project.' I really hope I can stick to this resolution and think it would be interesting to see what I come up with on the first day and then in a years time see if and how i have improved from that! :)

Also I am looking to upgrade my premium membership, but I have no money at the moment since I blew it all on a PS4 - I regret nothing. So if some of you kind people would be so generous as to donate some points, I will be most grateful :P 
Commissions are still open as well, I am currently only accepting animal portraits, but I am in the process of updating my website and opening an Etsy store, so I am hoping to offer more commissions as well in animal illustrations and maybe landscapes - or dreamscapes as I call them. I also have the long laborious task of re-photographing all of my work... not only to make better prints but also because i lost my memory stick and asked for a new one for christmas - which I got, and now have to work on putting all of my work back onto it... So i have to re photograph all my work, or rather what I have with me, which is really only my university work, college work may have to be downloaded from my previous deviant art account, as well as a lot of my sketches... I am just going to put on it what I think is worth keeping anyway for portfolio purposes. Obviously I will have to turn to deviantart now if my work happens to be stolen and use the dates and times as proof the work is mine, but hopefully it won't come down to that. 

You can find information on my commissions here: Paintings

Animal CommissionsAnimal Commission info:

All drawings are done on A3 paper in Graphite pencil.  
All paintings are done in Acrylics.
Prices are based on 16x20 inch canvases or A3 paper
These are based on a plain background (one colour)
Size can be adjusted but may cost extra
Animal portrait (shoulders up)
Animal, full body.
For an extra animal, it will cost £5 extra per animal. 
I would prefer Paypal, but other methods can be discussed.

All commissions must be paid for in advance
To order a commission you can either send me a note on Deviantart, message me on my Facebook page or e-mail me at:
Please send a clear photographic reference of the image you want painted, as well as size and medium.
You must also include in the e-mail any requirements for the artwork

Well that is all from me, I have a good feeling about 2014, I would really like to start making a living out of my artwork and have a few illustration and exhibition opportunities lined up - hopefully I get them, I still have this sunfish sculpture to paint as well, which will be the week commencing 27th January - very excited about that. 

Merry christmas everyone, and a happy new year :D 
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Louise Rabey
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Artist from Cornwall, UK, Recently graduated at Plymouth University after studying BA (Hons) Fine Art. I am now attending an evening course in Illustration! :D

As a child, I grew up loving fantasy, I was always looking for a way to escape reality and enter imaginary worlds. This love for fantasy inspired me to create my own unique scenes and images which take inspiration from almost anything including the books I read, my favourite video games and movies or even my own dreams and memories.

My old Deviantart: mcfly-lover-forever.deviantart… - (consists of works from college, my first year at university and fan art mainly)

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Thanks for the llama! :iconcutellamaplz:
SarianaJ 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the llama!
Jam1992 Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding Butterfly and flowers, and Skull and butterflies to your favourites :) :) 
Shirokibo Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the llama badge! :D 
shadownexu5 Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers for the fav (Naval's naval)
louise-rabey Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
Chips777 Mar 20, 2014  New member Student
I meant Thanks For The Llama Emote 
louise-rabey Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, you'r welcome 
Chips777 Mar 20, 2014  New member Student
Thanks for the Fav 
Featherwhiskerbunny1 Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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