Here's where you come in:
I need some illustrations for this one, and I don't want it to be another me-fest. So...
The article is on fast and dirty finishing techniques, and I need before-and-afters of static, ho-hum pieces (of otherwise good quality and attention to detail) that were finished with just the addition of a border, or a shadow, or cropping, or a background, etc. If you have such before-and-afters, please email them to me! Or, if you have a good figure or portrait start (doesn't have to be human) that you just aren't sure how to finish, I'll make suggestions (based at least partly on which categories I still need to fill), and you can finish 'em up in that manner. I'd post the images with a link of your choice, and you would be credited as the artist.
Additionally, if you have a fast and dirty finishing idea that I might not have hit (I covered easy landscapes, abstract backgrounds, shadows, borders/frames, cropping, enlarged detail and shading), lemme know.
Email: ellen-at-ellenmilliongraphics.com (you do know that appropriate format for email addresses, I assume)
Edit: should add that the next deadline is the first, so I'd need the revised pieces a few days before that.