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I've spent the last few years educating and training myself in the field of CG art, while trying to give as much as possible back to the online art community by sharing my experiences along the way (mainly on my blog). But as a brand new artist on the Swedish illustrators' scene it's been very difficult to gain enough recognition to start making a living from my newly acquired skills.

The annual Swedish competition Kolla! is a way for people like me to get noticed. A jury of five persons per category select their favorite illustrations from over 1300 submissions. From the jury's first selection of final nominees, it looks like this year's jury really favors naivistic, handdrawn, whimsical, and very editorial illustration styles. My more painterly and complex CG illustrations weren't even considered for any of the main awards, even though I'm convinced they were made with as much skill and technical knowledge as many of the now nominated submissions.

However, I still have a chance to win the People's Choice Award, which could help me to come out of anonymity in my own country so I can start making proper money from this trade. With the huge debts I've accumulated over these years of studies I could really use a payoff now.

That's where I want to ask for your help. You can quickly give your vote to all three illustrations I've submitted. These are:

1. The Peace Hunter's City

2. Daigle - Reign of Terror

3. Monochroma

At the bottom of each submission page (where the links above will take you) you have to write your email address (where it says E-POST) and click on the button that says Rösta (which means Vote). Then go to your email inbox, open the email for each vote, and click on the link to confirm your vote. It's as easy as that.

Also, by sharing this post you can help me even more.

Thanks for helping a struggling young artist realizing his Dream!

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Samuel-Nordius
Samuel Nordius
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I'm a Swedish illustrator and concept artist with an MA degree in Concept Art for Games and Animation. I'm available for commissioned jobs as well as for full-time employment.

For any job-related enquiry, please contact me on: sam@samuelnordius.com

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I've spent the last few years educating and training myself in the field of CG art, while trying to give as much as possible back to the online art community by sharing my experiences along the way (mainly on my blog). But as a brand new artist on the Swedish illustrators' scene it's been very difficult to gain enough recognition to start making a living from my newly acquired skills.

The annual Swedish competition Kolla! is a way for people like me to get noticed. A jury of five persons per category select their favorite illustrations from over 1300 submissions. From the jury's first selection of final nominees, it looks like this year's jury really favors naivistic, handdrawn, whimsical, and very editorial illustration styles. My more painterly and complex CG illustrations weren't even considered for any of the main awards, even though I'm convinced they were made with as much skill and technical knowledge as many of the now nominated submissions.

However, I still have a chance to win the People's Choice Award, which could help me to come out of anonymity in my own country so I can start making proper money from this trade. With the huge debts I've accumulated over these years of studies I could really use a payoff now.

That's where I want to ask for your help. You can quickly give your vote to all three illustrations I've submitted. These are:

1. The Peace Hunter's City

2. Daigle - Reign of Terror

3. Monochroma

At the bottom of each submission page (where the links above will take you) you have to write your email address (where it says E-POST) and click on the button that says Rösta (which means Vote). Then go to your email inbox, open the email for each vote, and click on the link to confirm your vote. It's as easy as that.

Also, by sharing this post you can help me even more.

Thanks for helping a struggling young artist realizing his Dream!

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Shutter125 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
cheers for the fave and the badge mate!
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park-sang-hee Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Hey man, your art is still strong. Keep on rocking. Btw, are you southern Swedish or northern? I used to live in the north for a couple of years.
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! We Swedes don't really define ourselves as either northern or southern. At the moment I'm living between Stockholm and Gothemburg, so more south than north, but when I was younger I lived in Umeå in the north for a period and also in central Sweden for a few years. What were you doing in the north of Sweden?
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park-sang-hee Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
I was purely interested in which part of the country you lived. I know that the south and the north are quite distinct because there are big cities in the south while in the north it's just scattered smaller cities. I used to live in Skellefteå, Västerbotten and I visited Umeå quite often because I was looking for a job in film. I was trying to start a new life there and for a while it was good. Then, when I couldn't find a job I could choose between moving down south to Göteborg or return back to the Czech Republic. I chose the latter and it was a fatal mistake. I hope it's never too late for me to return, though.
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WhiteGlint961 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
'Stupendously impressed' seems to almost undermine my feeling towards all that you have done and achieved over the past 4 years - I'm just one of the many young artists that you have inspired :D:D:D
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your kind words! I'm very glad that you feel inspired by my journey. Wish you much success on your artistic path!
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WhiteGlint961 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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scattershine Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Thank you for the Llama. :D
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beauflo Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
ooo thank you for the llama :D
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kuroro8675 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Thanks for the lama, you are awesome
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