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Hey, Comrades. The entire cast of The Green Cat Cabaret has voted and the winning entries are...


F I R S T - P L A C E - E N T R Y

Chat Vert by Azifri
by Azifri
~
A whimsical take on a cabaret classic. The cast loved the playful style,
 the green accents, and the first rate rendering of the distinctive
typography. A wonderful homage.




 S E C O N D  - P L A C E - E N T R Y

Green Cat Cabaret Tavern Sign by Ronron84

by Ronron84
~
The cast really dug the traditional carved wood feel of the sign
and the integration of the Green Cat logo (including the fact that
the cats are NOT green - a strange Green Cat fact).



Congratulations to the winning artists. Be sure to check out the rest of their work in their respective galleries.

More soon. And, of course, we would love for you to join us at the next Green Cat Cabaret. Check here for details.   This poster gives a little hint of the fun that is in store...

Green Cat Cabaret: Terra Show III by jademacalla






A big thanks to all the artists who entered the contest - check out all the entries below!

Now it's time for the cast and crew of The Green Cat (all 42 of them) to vote on the entries. As you can imagine it'll take a few days, but we'll be back with the results as soon as possible. In the mean time, be sure to check out the descriptions on all the images below to get a feel for the various worlds. And while you're there, check out all the other great work in the galleries of these super artists.

A L L - T H E - E N T R I E S
Alice and the Green Cat Cabaret by mcat711



The Green Cat Cabaret: Antaires edition by AzifriA Night at the Green Katz Cabaret by Azifri ~ Chat Vert by Azifri



Green Cat Cabaret Tavern Sign - 1920s by Ronron84 ~ Green Cat Cabaret Tavern Sign by Ronron84 ~ Green Cat Cabaret Tavern Sign - Halloween World by Ronron84









GREEN CAT dA CONTEST 03 - TAVERN SIGNS


The mission of this contest is to create an original work of art that shows what a "Tavern Sign" for The Green Cat Cabaret would look like on ANY of the worlds where the Green Cat opens its doors. By "Tavern Sign" we mean something like the signs you see swinging over the doors of English pubs: on Earth they look like these

TAVERN SIGN CONTEST DETAILS
For this contest you can create a "Tavern Sign" for The Green Cat as it would look on your favorite world. The unique thing about The Green Cat is that it can open its doors to ANY world at any time or historical period. So one might see a sign for The Green Cat down the road from The Prancing Pony in Bree (Middle-earth) or outside a sleek glassine building on The Grid (TRON) or outside an art deco dancehall from this Earth's past or in a seedy back-ally in the world of Blade Runner. In each case the sign would "fit" in that world.

The only element that must be on the tavern sign is a text block that says "The Green Cat Cabaret", but you can add any other elements you like to the design. See below for links to info about The Green Cat.

Please include the specific world or time period your "tavern sign" is from (e.g. "The Green Cat's tavern sign as it would look in the world of TRON"). If your world happens to be one of your own creation (which is fine), just be sure to tell us a little about your world so we understand how it fits.

Judging will be based in part on how well the tavern sign fits the look and feel of the world it is from. 

General Contest Details

1) You may enter as many images as you like.

2) Entries can be in any medium you like.

3) Remember to note the specific world your tavern sign is from; e.g. Blade Runner, Star Wars, Skyrim, 1920s era Earth, Age of Pirates, TRON, The Matrix, etc. 

4) DEADLINE: September 30, 2014 - 23:59 PST


PRIZES


First Place Prize Pack
- 3-month Premium Membership to deviantART (or the equivalent in Points)
- An audio or video blog entry in which a cast member promotes you and your art
- A Green Cat Cabaret postcard signed by a bunch of the cast members
- A feature in my journal

Second Place Prize Pack
- A Green Cat Cabaret postcard signed by a bunch of the cast members
- A feature in my journal

BIG PRIZE TWIST

There will be one 1st Prize and one 2nd Prize for every 11 artists who enter this contest! For example, if we receive entries from 33 different artists there will be three (3) 1st Prize winners and three (3) 2nd Prize winners. So spread the word and encourage your comrades to submit an entry - that will increase everyone's chance of winning something.  (Note: The number of entries that each individual artist submits does not impact this, just the number of individual artists who enter.)


GREEN CAT INFO & RESOURCES

The Green Cat Cabaret exists at the crossroads of many realities. Our unique relationship to Time, Space, and the twin realms of Dream and Story allows us to welcome guests, and feature acts, from a multitude of diverse and fantastic worlds. The Green Cat does not actually move through time and space, but it can open DOORWAYS to almost anywhere or anywhen. Our performers and guests come from across the worlds; the Star Wars universe, the Forgotten Realms, the past, present, and future of Terra (aka Earth), the Grid, the Matrix, Faerie, the lands of the Gods, and (literally) any place else one can imagine. 

Because our performers can hail from nearly anywhere, the Green Cat is renowned for the extraordinary acts that have appeared on our stage; prophetic fire dancers from Venus, aerialists from a Terra where magick drove out technology, playfully naughty faeries from the court of Queen Mab, and the list goes on.

The Green Cat's Official Website

The Green Cat on Facebook and Tumblr

Info and Images of our Staff and Regular Patrons

Photos from our shows

Here's a (sort of) sample Tavern Sign for a world we like:
Green Cat Tavern Sign Contest: Sample by jademacalla

=====================================================

Please let me know if you have any questions. We can't wait to see what you come up with!





Jade's Stock Usage Boilerplate


The rule of thumb with my stock is: (Almost) No Rules. Do whatever non-commercial thing you want with them. Use them for pose references. Create astounding composite images. Tweak the saturation by 1% and call it art (perhaps it is). Print them out and use them for target practice or make origami stoats. If you are inspired to DO something, then I am happy. You do not have to credit me or show me what you do with them, but (as any sane person would) I would love to see what you create.

If you can somehow use them to help you make a little dough that's great, just contact me so we can work something out.

_
Hey, Comrades! Immediately below are the first several entries in this Tavern Sign contest. Since these fantastic images came in within the past several days let's extend the contest just a bit, in case anyone needs a little more time. The deadline is extended by one week to September 30, 2014 - 23:59 PST.   Be sure to click on the images below to learn more about the worlds in which these signs hang and to see more of these artists' great work. Look below the entries for more details on the contest.


E N T R I E S


Alice and the Green Cat Cabaret by mcat711



The Green Cat Cabaret: Antaires edition by Azifri



Green Cat Cabaret Tavern Sign by Ronron84 ~ Green Cat Cabaret Tavern Sign - Halloween World by Ronron84









GREEN CAT dA CONTEST 03 - TAVERN SIGNS


The mission of this contest is to create an original work of art that shows what a "Tavern Sign" for The Green Cat Cabaret would look like on ANY of the worlds where the Green Cat opens its doors. By "Tavern Sign" we mean something like the signs you see swinging over the doors of English pubs: on Earth they look like these

TAVERN SIGN CONTEST DETAILS
For this contest you can create a "Tavern Sign" for The Green Cat as it would look on your favorite world. The unique thing about The Green Cat is that it can open its doors to ANY world at any time or historical period. So one might see a sign for The Green Cat down the road from The Prancing Pony in Bree (Middle-earth) or outside a sleek glassine building on The Grid (TRON) or outside an art deco dancehall from this Earth's past or in a seedy back-ally in the world of Blade Runner. In each case the sign would "fit" in that world.

The only element that must be on the tavern sign is a text block that says "The Green Cat Cabaret", but you can add any other elements you like to the design. See below for links to info about The Green Cat.

Please include the specific world or time period your "tavern sign" is from (e.g. "The Green Cat's tavern sign as it would look in the world of TRON"). If your world happens to be one of your own creation (which is fine), just be sure to tell us a little about your world so we understand how it fits.

Judging will be based in part on how well the tavern sign fits the look and feel of the world it is from. 

General Contest Details

1) You may enter as many images as you like.

2) Entries can be in any medium you like.

3) Remember to note the specific world your tavern sign is from; e.g. Blade Runner, Star Wars, Skyrim, 1920s era Earth, Age of Pirates, TRON, The Matrix, etc. 

4) DEADLINE: September 30, 2014 - 23:59 PST


PRIZES


First Place Prize Pack
- 3-month Premium Membership to deviantART (or the equivalent in Points)
- An audio or video blog entry in which a cast member promotes you and your art
- A Green Cat Cabaret postcard signed by a bunch of the cast members
- A feature in my journal

Second Place Prize Pack
- A Green Cat Cabaret postcard signed by a bunch of the cast members
- A feature in my journal

BIG PRIZE TWIST

There will be one 1st Prize and one 2nd Prize for every 11 artists who enter this contest! For example, if we receive entries from 33 different artists there will be three (3) 1st Prize winners and three (3) 2nd Prize winners. So spread the word and encourage your comrades to submit an entry - that will increase everyone's chance of winning something.  (Note: The number of entries that each individual artist submits does not impact this, just the number of individual artists who enter.)


GREEN CAT INFO & RESOURCES

The Green Cat Cabaret exists at the crossroads of many realities. Our unique relationship to Time, Space, and the twin realms of Dream and Story allows us to welcome guests, and feature acts, from a multitude of diverse and fantastic worlds. The Green Cat does not actually move through time and space, but it can open DOORWAYS to almost anywhere or anywhen. Our performers and guests come from across the worlds; the Star Wars universe, the Forgotten Realms, the past, present, and future of Terra (aka Earth), the Grid, the Matrix, Faerie, the lands of the Gods, and (literally) any place else one can imagine. 

Because our performers can hail from nearly anywhere, the Green Cat is renowned for the extraordinary acts that have appeared on our stage; prophetic fire dancers from Venus, aerialists from a Terra where magick drove out technology, playfully naughty faeries from the court of Queen Mab, and the list goes on.

The Green Cat's Official Website

The Green Cat on Facebook and Tumblr

Info and Images of our Staff and Regular Patrons

Photos from our shows

Here's a (sort of) sample Tavern Sign for a world we like:
Green Cat Tavern Sign Contest: Sample by jademacalla

=====================================================

Please let me know if you have any questions. We can't wait to see what you come up with!





Jade's Stock Usage Boilerplate


The rule of thumb with my stock is: (Almost) No Rules. Do whatever non-commercial thing you want with them. Use them for pose references. Create astounding composite images. Tweak the saturation by 1% and call it art (perhaps it is). Print them out and use them for target practice or make origami stoats. If you are inspired to DO something, then I am happy. You do not have to credit me or show me what you do with them, but (as any sane person would) I would love to see what you create.

If you can somehow use them to help you make a little dough that's great, just contact me so we can work something out.

_
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:iconprojecteducate:


Stock & Resources


GENERAL THOUGHTS
Broadly defined, Action Stock is any photo-reference in which the subject is doing SOMETHING. That 'something' does not need to be extreme or particularly kinetic, it just has to show the effects of various forces on the bodies (or other objects) in the image. Perusing an artifact, sitting on someone's knee, even enjoying the aroma of a cup of coffee are great examples of actions that, when explored as stock images, can be of great value to artists.

Bridger Mehmood (9) by anyman82 ~ Lovers 8 by kirilee ~ Hot Cuppa Sitting Preview by Null-Entity

Of course, there is nothing wrong with extreme, kinetic, over-the-top actions, either...

Weapons Wench 40 by kirilee ~ A Gentleman's Last Act Dive 13 by Null-Entity ~ Finish Him - Pose Reference for Drawing by SenshiStock ~ Street Fighter 11 by syccas-stock

It's worth stating the obvious: if you are interested in exploring the more "kinetic" end of the action spectrum, know your limits. Don't work beyond your skill level and observe all necessary safety precautions; no shot is worth getting hurt over.



BODIES IN MOTION
Consider the visible effects of forces on objects when designing the shot. Clothing, hair, and body position/tension are the things that most clearly show gravity and motion.

WUC13 - 3 by jademacalla ~ The Stick 2 by DaeStock ~ Sci-fi Geisha 45 by kirilee ~ Otherworld Remix 9 by lindowyn-stock

Sometimes you may have to hack gravity a little but...

Melted Wings 6 by PirateLotus-Stock ~ Traveller 11 by dazzle-stock



AN ADDED DIMENSION
As with any photo-reference image, action shots can benefit from the addition of interesting/unexpected angles and foreshortening.

Operator Soldier Stock - 53 by Nemesis-19 ~ Pose Reference stock 1 - Falling by charligal-stock ~ RTA_Preview by jademacalla ~ Staff Perspective - Pose Reference by SenshiStock

Likewise, subject orientation gives the artists who use action shots more options...

Apoc-Survivor (33) by anyman82 ~ Treasure Hunter-50 by Nemesis-19 ~ F2_AA_03 - Preview by jademacalla ~ Alanna41 by faestock



LIGHT
The subjects of gear and technique are too broad for this forum, but it's probably worth mentioning that you should understand your gear well enough to get the result you want. If you want to freeze your subject in mid-flight you need enough light to allow for the appropriately fast shutter speed; generally this means the use of either strobes or daylight.

REQ13_mr_boom3 by jademacalla ~ Jump 21 by DaeStock ~ Chandar 4 by b-e-c-k-y-stock ~ MAT_05 by jademacalla




If you've never played around with action-oriented stock images I hope you'll give it a try; the main thing is to have fun and be careful.  The sky's the limit.

hawaii exclusives 6 by magikstock ~ Forest Queen 22 by kirilee ~ Ascend And Reach - Eye Level 03 by Null-Entity ~  Southron Archer 4 by lindowyn-stock

Hey, Comrades. The entire cast of The Green Cat Cabaret has voted and the winning entries are...


F I R S T - P L A C E - E N T R Y

Chat Vert by Azifri
by Azifri
~
A whimsical take on a cabaret classic. The cast loved the playful style,
 the green accents, and the first rate rendering of the distinctive
typography. A wonderful homage.




 S E C O N D  - P L A C E - E N T R Y

Green Cat Cabaret Tavern Sign by Ronron84

by Ronron84
~
The cast really dug the traditional carved wood feel of the sign
and the integration of the Green Cat logo (including the fact that
the cats are NOT green - a strange Green Cat fact).



Congratulations to the winning artists. Be sure to check out the rest of their work in their respective galleries.

More soon. And, of course, we would love for you to join us at the next Green Cat Cabaret. Check here for details.   This poster gives a little hint of the fun that is in store...

Green Cat Cabaret: Terra Show III by jademacalla






A big thanks to all the artists who entered the contest - check out all the entries below!

Now it's time for the cast and crew of The Green Cat (all 42 of them) to vote on the entries. As you can imagine it'll take a few days, but we'll be back with the results as soon as possible. In the mean time, be sure to check out the descriptions on all the images below to get a feel for the various worlds. And while you're there, check out all the other great work in the galleries of these super artists.

A L L - T H E - E N T R I E S
Alice and the Green Cat Cabaret by mcat711



The Green Cat Cabaret: Antaires edition by AzifriA Night at the Green Katz Cabaret by Azifri ~ Chat Vert by Azifri



Green Cat Cabaret Tavern Sign - 1920s by Ronron84 ~ Green Cat Cabaret Tavern Sign by Ronron84 ~ Green Cat Cabaret Tavern Sign - Halloween World by Ronron84









GREEN CAT dA CONTEST 03 - TAVERN SIGNS


The mission of this contest is to create an original work of art that shows what a "Tavern Sign" for The Green Cat Cabaret would look like on ANY of the worlds where the Green Cat opens its doors. By "Tavern Sign" we mean something like the signs you see swinging over the doors of English pubs: on Earth they look like these

TAVERN SIGN CONTEST DETAILS
For this contest you can create a "Tavern Sign" for The Green Cat as it would look on your favorite world. The unique thing about The Green Cat is that it can open its doors to ANY world at any time or historical period. So one might see a sign for The Green Cat down the road from The Prancing Pony in Bree (Middle-earth) or outside a sleek glassine building on The Grid (TRON) or outside an art deco dancehall from this Earth's past or in a seedy back-ally in the world of Blade Runner. In each case the sign would "fit" in that world.

The only element that must be on the tavern sign is a text block that says "The Green Cat Cabaret", but you can add any other elements you like to the design. See below for links to info about The Green Cat.

Please include the specific world or time period your "tavern sign" is from (e.g. "The Green Cat's tavern sign as it would look in the world of TRON"). If your world happens to be one of your own creation (which is fine), just be sure to tell us a little about your world so we understand how it fits.

Judging will be based in part on how well the tavern sign fits the look and feel of the world it is from. 

General Contest Details

1) You may enter as many images as you like.

2) Entries can be in any medium you like.

3) Remember to note the specific world your tavern sign is from; e.g. Blade Runner, Star Wars, Skyrim, 1920s era Earth, Age of Pirates, TRON, The Matrix, etc. 

4) DEADLINE: September 30, 2014 - 23:59 PST


PRIZES


First Place Prize Pack
- 3-month Premium Membership to deviantART (or the equivalent in Points)
- An audio or video blog entry in which a cast member promotes you and your art
- A Green Cat Cabaret postcard signed by a bunch of the cast members
- A feature in my journal

Second Place Prize Pack
- A Green Cat Cabaret postcard signed by a bunch of the cast members
- A feature in my journal

BIG PRIZE TWIST

There will be one 1st Prize and one 2nd Prize for every 11 artists who enter this contest! For example, if we receive entries from 33 different artists there will be three (3) 1st Prize winners and three (3) 2nd Prize winners. So spread the word and encourage your comrades to submit an entry - that will increase everyone's chance of winning something.  (Note: The number of entries that each individual artist submits does not impact this, just the number of individual artists who enter.)


GREEN CAT INFO & RESOURCES

The Green Cat Cabaret exists at the crossroads of many realities. Our unique relationship to Time, Space, and the twin realms of Dream and Story allows us to welcome guests, and feature acts, from a multitude of diverse and fantastic worlds. The Green Cat does not actually move through time and space, but it can open DOORWAYS to almost anywhere or anywhen. Our performers and guests come from across the worlds; the Star Wars universe, the Forgotten Realms, the past, present, and future of Terra (aka Earth), the Grid, the Matrix, Faerie, the lands of the Gods, and (literally) any place else one can imagine. 

Because our performers can hail from nearly anywhere, the Green Cat is renowned for the extraordinary acts that have appeared on our stage; prophetic fire dancers from Venus, aerialists from a Terra where magick drove out technology, playfully naughty faeries from the court of Queen Mab, and the list goes on.

The Green Cat's Official Website

The Green Cat on Facebook and Tumblr

Info and Images of our Staff and Regular Patrons

Photos from our shows

Here's a (sort of) sample Tavern Sign for a world we like:
Green Cat Tavern Sign Contest: Sample by jademacalla

=====================================================

Please let me know if you have any questions. We can't wait to see what you come up with!





Jade's Stock Usage Boilerplate


The rule of thumb with my stock is: (Almost) No Rules. Do whatever non-commercial thing you want with them. Use them for pose references. Create astounding composite images. Tweak the saturation by 1% and call it art (perhaps it is). Print them out and use them for target practice or make origami stoats. If you are inspired to DO something, then I am happy. You do not have to credit me or show me what you do with them, but (as any sane person would) I would love to see what you create.

If you can somehow use them to help you make a little dough that's great, just contact me so we can work something out.

_

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Jade Macalla
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Current Residence: USA
Favourite genre of music: Anything but country and/or western
Favourite style of art: Well, I suppose it\'s all of them.
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Skin of choice: Mine; whole and intact
Personal Quote: No, it's Jade. Jay. Ay. Dee. Ee.
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Kara-Yami Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav! Great stocks!
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BrennsArtAttic Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: Thank u very much for ur :+fav:
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BloodPlum Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used fav.me/d5owj08 as a reference for thisfav.me/d81hmyw
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Ahalteke Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are the most badass looking guy in the world. Honestly I love your stocks for studying poses, so thank you so much for always uploading :)
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jademacalla Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Haha. :salute:
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LeahcimSnow Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
YES! Now, I'm gonna draw dudes shootin' stuff!
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jademacalla Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Haha. :salute:
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gph-artist Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave on my Daredevil piece.

And kudos on all your brilliant stock.
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alan1828 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Used your stock here , alan1828.deviantart.com/art/TA… , thanks for sharing it  :)
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Altair-E Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the fav, I'm really glad that you like this work! Wink fella (Smileys) by Ehsan-m

Stories of a hero by Altair-E
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