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Did anyone catch this movie? :D

I watched it twice in a week, it was that good. I had gone in thinking it was some brainless action flick, but boy was I wrong! It's got the most beautiful cinematography and visuals of 2015! (My hubby says I can't compare, since they're different types of movies, but FURY ROAD beats Avengers AoU by a mile. By 100000 miles!)

You wouldn't think this grimy, dirty, post apocalyptic film would be beautiful, but it is. It's amazing. Every shot is so perfectly composed, you can freeze the movie at any point and that frame will look perfect. Perfect composition, lighting and color. PERFECT.

Visuals aside, I also went in thinking I would hate every character, since they all look so ..grimy and ugly. XD But I was wrong again! Every character (yes, every single character, even the secondary ones) is likable. It's amazing, that's all I can say. There's very little dialogue; there's no exposition at ALL (unless you count Max's monologue in the beginning). The world building of Mad Max is incredible. So many little details in the background; none of it is explained. You either infer it from the movie, or it's just a mystery. The vehicles, designed down to the smallest detail.

I can go on burbling all day about how great this movie is, but JUST WATCH IT! It's got my seal of approval. XD








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Nux - I love that guy, omg, so amazing! I thought he'd be some mook pestering Max and co. for the whole movie, but his turn around was AMAZING! I'm so glad they wrote him that way. Those puppy eyes, omg T___T So chrome, so shiny.

Also, I like the fact that the romance (if you can even call it that) fitted so well and was totally not in your face. (I'm looking at you, BW and Banner)

Angharad defending Furiosa, when she blocked her with her body... you go girl! That was an amazing shot.

ALSO, the ending... omg, the small nods Furiosa and Maz exchanged, it was so perfect! I like that they didn't try to shoehorn in some romance between Max and Furiosa. It was RESPECT, and it fit so well.

and lastly.... the Doof Warrior. Awesome personified.
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Thank you all for your advice and suggestions!
I think for now I will not go into this figurine production, but perhaps in the future.
www.patreon.com/sandara

Hey everyone,

So I'm finally launching my Patreon! I will be offering PSDs, time-lapse videos, step-by-steps. Another major thing I will be doing is going back to my watercolors, and there will be a monthly lucky draw where you can win an original watercolor sketch from me (mailed to you).

What is Patreon about?

Patreon is a site where content creators (like me) can be supported by helpful Patrons (like you) through monthly donations.
It is similar to Kickstarter as a funding service, but instead of a one-off deal, Patreon is more like a subscription model. 


This is a preview of the April rewards :

My Patreon April rewards by sandara


And here's the link to my Patreon : www.patreon.com/sandara

If you pledge this month (April), you will receive the rewards in the first week of May.

Thank you! =^_^=

FAQ : Sandara's Patreon FAQ
Telandis by dinmoney

Done by dinmoney for me as part of a trade. :D
Do check out his awesome work!
Hi everyone!

I've decided to give Patreon a try and I'll be launching it early April (not an April's fools joke! :D ).
The rewards will be the usual - videos, psds, full-sized jpgs and also a bi-weekly lucky-draw prize of a physical sketch.

So keep an eye out for the announcement in April! :D
Just woke up and saw the news that Terry Pratchett has passed away. I am very sad at hearing this; it was also very unexpected. He was a great guy, and wrote some of the best books. I was just re-reading The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents yesterday.

Hands down he's my favorite author. He will be sorely missed.





"No one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away..."  - Terry Pratchett




Thank you to everyone who participated in the poll and left me comments. :)

I am very optimistic about the pendant idea now!

I know a large majority of you voted for dragon/phoenix design, but it may not be the design I will go for first. Personally I wanted to do stag/wolf, and I'm glad it was 2nd highly voted one. Unicorn/griffin is another one I'd like to do.
I guess if the response is good, I'll eventually do a set : stag/wolf, unicorn/griffin, dragon/phoenix.
It'll be rather similar to my coins; there will be a variety of color variants.

In any case, it will be a few months down the road before these pendants ever see the light of day as I have 1 new coin design on the way and they'll be sold first.

Thank you again! :)
Hi everyone,

Meiyue has done a very nice interview here : Should You Become a Professional Artist?
She interviewed a few artists and myself about working professionally. The answers are varied as we all have had different experiences, so it's good to see the range of things an artist can go through!

If you are interested in art as a career, it might give you some tips and suggestions. :)
Hi everyone,

I have the last batch of the Tree of Life coins up for sale here :

www.etsy.com/shop/sandara3

As well as the black Hades and Persephone coins. Other designs of mine have been sold.

^_^
Hi!

This is a shout-out to my bro's game Devil's Dare!



Buy it : store.steampowered.com/app/279…
Find out more : www.devilsdare.com/


Devil's Dare sc2 by sandara Devil's Dare sc1 by sandara

Devil's Dare is a 2D zombie beat'em up, supporting up to 4 players to co-op and fight together locally. Being the spritual successor to Bitejacker, Devil's Dare carries the same theme of parodies, pitting classic game heroes against monsters straight out of 90s horror movies.

He's also running an art contest : store.steampowered.com/app/279…
(scroll down a little for info)

Here are the rules :

TOTAL OF 10 COPIES TO BE WON!
1. Awarded to top 5 most beautiful artwork.
2. Awarded to top 5 most ridiculous artwork.

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Draw a zombified version of an iconic video game or movie character.
2. Include the link www.devilsdare.com
3. Post it on the Devil's Dare community hub on Steam (and tell your friends about it!).
4. Deadline : 31st October 2014

NOTE
1. Winners will be announced and awarded on 2nd November 2014.
2. Artworks will be judge by Secret Base and guest artist, Sandara from sandara.deviantart.com
3. While there are no age-restrictions, priority will be given to students.
4. Note that this is all done in good will and trust in the gamers community, so please do not send in artwork that does not belong to you.
5. May the odds be forever in your favor!

Devil's Dare! by sandara

Please check it out! :)
Just a heads up,
You can use this link : society6.com/sandara?promo=VNX…
to get free international free shipping at Society 6. I've added the 3 new angel images, so you can get them as prints, skins or cushions.

I have some DotA2 t-shirt designs up at the welovefine shop, so go here if you're interested : www.welovefine.com/artists-par…

:D
Hi everyone!

The coins are ready for sale!
This time round I will be selling them in batches, as all 3 designs will be on sale. Once a design is sold out, I will re-stock it until all the coins are gone.

You can buy them here : www.etsy.com/shop/sandara3?ord…

Please note that shipping will take 2-3 weeks.

The designs are : Tree of Life coin 2 by sandara My 2nd coin design! by sandara Hades and Persephone coins by sandara

Thank you!
Hi there everyone,

I see that there's quite a bit of interest in my newest coin and there's a few people asking about buying them. (Thank you!!)

Tree of Life coin by sandara

This one is just the sample the mint sent me.

I will be getting the first round of minting of this coin in a month or so, and it will come in 5 color variants.

At the same time, I will be re-minting my Hades/Persephone and Loki coins.

So sometime in October there will be all 3 coins for sale.

***fingers crossed that the mint has no delays***
Hey Dota2 players,

My artwork "the Radiant" is now up in the steam workshop.
If you like it, please rate it! :)

Here is the link to it : steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…

The Radiant by sandara

Thank you! :heart:
Hi everyone!
The coins are sold out.


There is the new Loki's Children coins My 2nd coin design! by sandara
which are loosely based off this drawing of mine : Loki's Children by sandara

Also there is the 2nd minting of the Hades and Persephone coins.

Hnp coins 2nd minting by sandara

The colors for the Fall, Spring and Black (Hades) coins have changed! So those of you who got the 1st minting of them... they're now even more special as I won't be minting in those colors again.

All the coins have a unique serial number stamped on to the sides, and they will ship in a plastic sleeve.
Hey everyone,

I will be at the Chicago MtG Grand Prix (June 20th-22nd), thanks to Pastimes who invited me.
I'll be hanging around Chicago for a couple of days before and after that event too.

Does anyone know if there's anything fun to see in Chicago? :D
This is the first time I'll be visiting the states, and it's really sad that I can't stay a little longer. But, better than not going at all! :D

If you're attending the Grand Prix, I guess I'll see you there! (despite the fact that I have never done any work for the MtG cards.... only the playmats for Pastimes... ow XD) Not sure what I'll be doing there too XD
But do drop by and chat! :D
A kind person is helping me out with my phylo tree :D
check out Selenada's beautiful art! She does the most lovely portraits.
And... hehehe...

Celtic Princess by Selenada

It's so nice of her to dedicate something to me ;____;
Look at this, so beautiful... something I wouldn't be able to do in a hundred years.
I know she's a really busy person, so I'm very touched she would take time to do this!

:heart:
Hey everyone,

I know some of you are curious about my workflow (very messy) or want to see me do a live demo so...
I will be doing a Level Up session on Sunday, May 4th... at 00.00 midnight GMT.
(and you can see my face also... haha... T_T;;  )

Here is a link to the fb page where you can find all the info :

www.facebook.com/events/514956…

If you have any questions, please leave a comment, I will try to answer it.



Please don't add me on facebook, as my facebook is for personal stuff and I only add people I know in real life or have correspondence with. I'm so sorry about that! >_<;; (I know a lot of people use fb to connect with people but I only use DA for that and all my art related stuff is here on DA.)