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Ellen Million
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EMG-Zine Retrospective, July 2010 - December 2010



I was back to Head Editor for a few months because Jennifer had a baby! This theme was 'Familiars' and our cover was by Constanza Ehrenhaus. This was also a month of hacker drama... the whole sordid tale was here. That was wretched!

Gallery

Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    From the Ground Up in Acrylic
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview With Ciruelo Cabral
  • Ask an Artist:
    Life Drawing
  • EMG News:
    News for July

    Features

  • Basic Framing, Pt 1 Jenny Heidewald

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Naked Woods Ellen Million




    The theme of August was 'Roses,' and the cover was by Katerina Koukiotis. This month, I released the NEW Fantasy Art Shop, which was intended to be a collector site for selected fantasy art pieces, with links to verified licensors and venders (Zazzle, personal sites, etc.). It... stumbled. Mostly because no one used it. I shut it down after just a couple of months. It was a lot of work to build - and more to maintain, and if people weren't going to use it, I wasn't going to continue to dump energy into it.

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Kate Wade
  • Ask an Artist:
    Watercolor Washes
  • Behind the Art:
    Sketching In the Field
  • EMG News:
    News for August
  • Wombat Droppings:
    The Truth is Ugly

    Features

  • Illustrating Roses Jenny Heidewald
  • Basic Framing, Pt 2 Jenny Heidewald

    Fiction

  • Poem: Elemental Rose Robert William Shmigelsky
  • Poem: White Roses R J Kalpana
  • Poem: Witching Hour R J Kalpana




    This month saw the redesign of the entire site - gone was the (optionally) bouncy menu with pull-downs... we didn't have enough work to really warrant that layout. Gone was the need for designing multiple headers every month, and having to come up with a new background and color scheme for each issue. The cover showed on all the pages now as the monthly design, and it became an order of magnitude easier to get each issue up. Plus, it looked WAY better and was far easier to browse. The theme for September was 'Ravens', with a cover by Kate McCredie.

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Ink Washes and Crosshatching
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview With Brenda Lyons
  • Wombat Droppings:
    On 23-Book Deals
  • EMG News:
    News for September
  • Ask an Artist:
    Colours Tests

    Features

  • Ravens Jenny Heidewald

    Fiction

  • Poem: Asking Lenore How to Write Kim Keith
  • Fiction: Remaking The Raven Rebecca Brown
  • Fiction: The Messenger Ali Eickholt
  • Poem: When Raven Alights Penn Kemp
  • Poem: Birdtale Michelle M. Mead
  • Poem: Raven Vonnie Winslow Crist
  • Fiction: Oskela's Raven Lisa Cree



    October's theme was 'Bards' and the cover was by Selina Fenech. The third EMG-Zine Anthology was released this month:



    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Bard of a Different Feather
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Bernice Gordon
  • EMG News:
    News for October
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Break Out the Colored Pencils
  • Ask an Artist:
    Perspective

    Features

  • Busking in Cyberland Part One: A Personal Retrospective Deirdre M. Murphy
  • The Bard's Pocket-book Lisa Cree
  • Bardic Instruments Jenny Heidewald

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Sad King Nicole Trissell
  • Fiction: Redemption Megan O'Shea





    The theme was 'Storms' and the cover by Marie E. Bird.

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    African Watercolor, Part 1
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Marley Mcleay
  • Ask an Artist:
    Unraveling DPI
  • EMG News:
    News for November
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Having a Hobby

    Features

  • Clouds Jenny Heidewald

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Colors of the Elements Ellen Million



    Jennifer took the reins back in December for the theme of 'African Mythology', and our cover was by Jessica Douglas. This was also the month I finished the Chopping Block review of all my projects, EMG-Zine included. The summary? Too much of a charity project to continue as-is... I agreed then to see it through 2011, but for another year to happen, something was going to have to change financially.

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    African Watercolor, Part 2
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Laura Pelick
  • EMG News:
    News for December
  • Ask an Artist:
    Storyboarding

    Features

  • African Skin Walkthrough Jenny Heidewald

    Fiction

  • Poem: Immortality Vonnie Winslow Crist
  • Poem: Shango Wakefield Mahon
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