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Hi! I have over fifteen years of experience as a professional commercial artist in the advertising field, and five years as an instructor of graphics and digital illustration at pratt institute, westchester community college, marymount manhattan and skidmore cci. I specializes in art nouveau influenced poster design, adverisements, package design and bookcovers.
I am a traditionally trained artist - graduate of pratt institute, summa cum laude (presidents award for academic excellence). A traditional background in art focuses on skills such as drawing and painting as well as perspective and color theory. This allows me to translate the client's concept into whatever media best suits the job - therefore I am a very versatile artist, who is not limited by any one medium.
2017 Appearance Schedule
Emerald City Comic Con 2017 - Seattle, March 2-5, 2017
Comic Con International (San Diego Comic Con) 2017
Favorite visual artistMy daughtersFavorite moviesVariousFavorite TV showsNetflix.Favorite bands / musical artistsVanessa Mae, 30STM, Blue October, DisturbedFavorite booksEcho Nouveau by me and my husband, Aztec by Alan JenningsFavorite writersRobert Heinlein, Alan Jennings, Amy Tan, Shel SilversteinFavorite gamesShadowrunFavorite gaming platformRoleplaying (pen & paper)Tools of the TradePhotoshop, Illustrator, Graphite, Oil, Acrylic, GouacheOther InterestsBaking, Origami, Shooting
Echo Chernik is the coordinating judge of the Illustrators of the Future contest in Hollywood, California.
Any Sci-Fi/Fantasy illustrator anywhere is eligible to enter as long as:
they are unpublished to be judged by famous professional illustrators
they are capable of understanding English enough to enter the contest
The only criteria for winning is talent and skill.
It is free to enter (unlike other contests) and winners receive AMAZING prizes:
$1,000 for 12 winners
Additional $4,000 to one winner
A black-tie award ceremony in Hollywood, California at the FAMOUS Wilshire-Ebell theatre.
Amazing award statues for everyone!
Publication in the perennial New York Times Best Selling "Writers of the Future"
Meet heroes of illustration like Larry Elmore, Ciruello, Rob Prior, Echo Chernik
A week in Hollywood, CA
A week long course on "How to be a successful illustrator" taught by Echo Chernik and Lazarus Chernik
Artists keep all copyrights of their work
Previous judges of this contest include Frank Frazetta, Will Eisner, Moebius, Jack Kirby, Stephan Martiniere, and many more.
About entering: Sci-Fi and Fantasy illustrators may submit once every three months per year. Every three months, three winners are selected and given $1,000. At the end of every year, the twelve winners are assigned an illustration for a story that will be published in Writers of the Future. In April of every year, the twelve total winners are brought to Hollywood, CA (travel and lodging paid by the contest) where they will meet each other, the judges, take a week long course on how to be a successful illustrator, and meet the writers of the stories that they illustrated (who are winners of the Writers of the Future award). One winner will be selected base on their final published illustration to receive the Golden Brush Award and an additional $4,000.
What the contest is: The contest is a legacy funded by Galaxy Press as stipulated in the will of L. Ron Hubbard - who, as many know, was one of the most prolific Sci-Fi Fantasy writers of all time. Anyone from any background, nationality, religion, ethnicity, gender, sex, age, education level, (etc.) may enter and has an equal chance of winning.
What the contest is not: The contest is independent of the Church of Scientology. It is not funded by the CoS in any way. Judges are not members of the CoS. There is no encouragement to know anything about the CoS before, during, or after the contest.
This is as pure an opportunity as any young artist will ever have.