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  • Eating: Chocolate
Hey everyone, :glomp:

Wow - it's nearly the end of the year. Christmas is in the air because the shops are getting filled with cheap tack.

It's not the lights, spirit or the magic that I like about Christmas. It is the fact that you can buy chocolates as big as your head!!! :la:

Anyway, I've made a limited edition calendar for 2014. 

Calendar 2014 by Teakster

The calendar has a wide selection of my artwork, so I hope you guys like it! 

The calendar features the following pieces of work:- 

Snowflake by TeaksterWhirling Dervishes by TeaksterDigital Butterfly by Teakster
Chinese Dragon by TeaksterSabr by TeaksterMusic by Teakster
Four Elements - Fire by TeaksterFour Elements - Kanji by TeaksterTiger by Teakster
Urban Prayer Time by TeaksterGolden Siin by TeaksterPeace and Love by Teakster

However, since most of you like me because of my freebies…I may even give a couple of out for free or something. 

Take care, people! 

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints -

Long Path of Dreams by Teakster Nomad by Teakster Gate with a View by Teakster Sabr by Teakster Ronin by Teakster Ramadan Mubarak by Teakster Forgottern Mask by Teakster Rapeseed Field by Teakster Four Elements - Arabic by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Domes by Teakster Study Sister by Teakster Emirates Palace Hotel by Teakster The Seeker by Teakster Nur II by Teakster Summer Harvest by Teakster

  • Reading: American Vampire
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Eating: Choclate

Okay....let me rephrase this...

Don’t work in the creative industry if your motivation is money.

Trust me to want a job that is not only stressful but often doesn't pay well. Plus many career advisers will warn you about how tough the market is for making a living.

If you’re interested in becoming a professional in the creative industry, don’t do it for the money. There are of course exceptions to this rule. I've done a few projects that have paid quite well but like I said....those are exceptions.

If you want to be rich and rolling in money then become a lawyer, doctor or a businessman. Being an artist, writer or photographer as hobby is fun but it is a different ball-game when you want to make a career out of it.

Being a professional is a competitive, stressful and sometimes difficult job. And it typically doesn't pay well. So why would you want to do it?

Let me tell you why…

It is in your blood to be creative....deep down in your soul, your creative nature is eating away at you. You need to be creative because it’s all you ever wanted. You need to express your creative desire that is burning inside of you. You need to tell the stories of the people, places and things around you. You need to do something that will last longer than you. You need to do something that’s meaningful and that matters.

Creativity is in your blood. Its part of your make-up and you are stuck with it. If it is in your blood then you can’t get away from it - You might as well give in to it.

Get busy and work hard as you need to put a lot of time and effort into improving your skills. If you plan to make this your career, then you’ll be rewarded with being involved in creative projects. You will be pushing your design skills to the max.

Remember...If creativity is in your blood then you are doomed!

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints –

Music by Teakster Hero by Teakster Azaan by Teakster Lost in the Forest by Teakster Ablution by Teakster Summer Colours by Teakster Commercialisation by Teakster Lost Secret by Teakster Prayer II by Teakster Technology by Teakster Dhikr II by Teakster Sun Kissed by Teakster Prayer III by Teakster Bug Eyes by Teakster Typography Explosion by Teakster Traffic Light Chaos by Teakster Skater Boy by TeaksterLizard by Teakster  Azaan II by Teakster Dhikr by Teakster


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  • Mood: Amazed
  • Reading: Green Latern
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Eating: Sweets

Salaams, peace and hey everyone! :D

Last week London hosted the 6th Marketplace of Creative Arts, bringing together artists and audiences from the Muslim and non-Muslim world.

This is an international creative arts festival presenting 39 artists from over a dozen countries in various disciplines and genres including visual arts, poetry, film and music.

A visual arts and installation exhibition was opened each day of the festival. The installation exhibition showcased artists from various fields, such as street artist from the UK to traditional painters from Asia.

In addition, an independent film festival was showing an array of international films touching on a variety of topics aimed at highlighting the themes of the festival.

The festival also offered discussions and interactive workshops to equip aspiring artists with the business skills they will need to launch a successful career in the creative industries.

Each day concluded with music and fusion performances by artists from various disciplines in front of a live audience.

Due to poor advertising, many people weren't aware of the event but for those of us that were there, it was a rare sight to see artists that really believed in using their art to inspire the soul!

Indeed there are many 'art events' and festivals in the UK, but this one was different. I don't think the UK will ever have an arts festival as good as this one. I am not saying it is impossible but it will be long time before someone pulling of an art show at this scale without an alternative motive.

Thank you to all the amazing people who made this possible - it was an honour to be in your company.

You view my photos of the event on my Facebook page.

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints -

Long Path of Dreams by Teakster Nomad by Teakster Gate with a View by Teakster Sabr by Teakster Ronin by Teakster Ramadan Mubarak by Teakster Forgottern Mask by Teakster Rapeseed Field by Teakster Four Elements - Arabic by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Domes by Teakster Study Sister by Teakster Emirates Palace Hotel by Teakster The Seeker by Teakster Nur II by Teakster Summer Harvest by Teakster

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Eid Mubarak to everyone! :hug:

I pray everyone who reads this lives a happy and long life and everything good you wish and hope for you get.

'Eid Al Adha or 'festival of sacrifice' takes place at the end of Hajj , or when Muslims go to perform their pilgrimage to Mecca. 

People who weren't able to attend also enjoy the blessing of the day by enjoying food, company of friends and family, as well as gifts such as new clothing.

You can go here to read the full article and see more details at Wikipedia - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajj

Below are some Eid designs I have made over the years while I have been on DA - 

Eid Card I by Teakster Eid Card II by Teakster Eid Card III by Teakster Eid Card X by Teakster
Eid Card IV by Teakster Eid Card V by Teakster Eid Card VI by Teakster Eid Card XI by Teakster
Eid Card XVII by TeaksterEid Card XVI by TeaksterEid Card XIII by Teakster Eid Card XVIII by Teakster

A larger collection of all my Eid cards can be found in the following gallery - teakster.deviantart.com/galler…

Take care all!!! 

More art coming soon!

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints -

Freedom to Worship by Teakster Hajj by Teakster Dome by Teakster Minaret by Teakster
Whirling Dervishes by Teakster Azaan by Teakster Ablution by Teakster Dhikr Glow by Teakster Prayer III by Teakster
Typography Explosion by Teakster Dhikr by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Minaret by Teakster Knowledge by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Window I by Teakster
Prayer II by Teakster Minaret II by Teakster Dhikr II by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Pillars by Teakster Azaan II by Teakster
The Seeker by Teakster Four Elements - Arabic by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Domes by Teakster Study Sister by Teakster
Nomad by Teakster Sabr by Teakster Nur II by Teakster Hijab - Graffiti by Teakster
Qaf by Teakster Arabic Glow by Teakster Nune by Teakster Golden Siin by Teakster

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  • Mood: Love
  • Reading: Daredevil
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Eating: Food....lots of food!
  • Mood: Joy
Peace and cake for one and all!!! :wave:

*Passes the cake to autobot2 to give it to the rest of the group*

I pray that all of you are well!

I cannot believe I've hit the 100,000 mark!!! :dance:

I know compared to other deviants it's nothing, but to me I think it's great. :D 

Some people don't think much of page views while other people try any crazy tactic to build it up. I like to think of it as a way on the amount of people that are interested in looking at your work.

I guess this is the moment to thank the people who watch me, so hold tight and I hope I won't get too emotional. :noes:

I don't want to get too big headed but I think my talent has been a blessing from Allah (God).  I know many people aren't religious but this is my belief and I don't ask you to believe the same, but it wouldn't sit right in my own heart if I didn't say that first off. As a result I thank Him for any shred of talent I have and hope that I use it to its best capacity and improve on it throughout my lifetime.

I would also like to really thank you guys!!!

The images below have received daily deviations because of your support:

Four Elements - Arabic by Teakster School Days Comic by Teakster Infinity by Teakster

Due to your support I am giving this image as gift to you guys which is based upon the first image that received a daily deviation from my collection:

100,000 Pageviews by Teakster

You guys have really helped me improve as an artist. All of your comments, feedback and critiques, have shaped into a better artist. So thank you for that. I would love to shout out some names nut it be rude for the people whose name I forget but you guys know who you are! :nod:

The positive feedback and encouragement I have received from you guys, has pushed me forward with my work and skill.  It has made me feel like someone out there actually likes my art for what it is or isn't. 

I think at the end of the day I have no guarantee as to how long I will live, and if I have a chance I would rather have died trying to do my own thing than not trying at all.

With a large group of followers and 3 daily deviation already received, I hope to do more with you guys.

So thank you and I hope you keep watching me! :D

Since it is October... check out my funky and colourful monthly calendars. They are all 300dpi resolution, so you can print the PDFs directly from your printer and stick them up wherever you like. You can download them from my website.

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints –

Music by Teakster Hero by Teakster Azaan by Teakster Lost in the Forest by Teakster Ablution by Teakster Summer Colours by Teakster Commercialisation by Teakster Lost Secret by Teakster Prayer II by Teakster Technology by Teakster Dhikr II by Teakster Sun Kissed by Teakster Prayer III by Teakster Bug Eyes by Teakster Typography Explosion by Teakster Traffic Light Chaos by Teakster Skater Boy by TeaksterLizard by Teakster  Azaan II by Teakster Dhikr by Teakster
  • Mood: Joy
Hey guys, :wave:

I pray that all of you are well!

Sorry I haven't updated my gallery for a while but my life is getting....erm...busy.

Since it is September... check out my funky and colourful monthly calendars. They are all 300dpi resolution, so you can print the PDFs directly from your printer and stick them up wherever you like. You can download them from my website.

Currently I am looking for comic artist to write a few short stories with me!

I would like to say that I am looking for an artist but that wouldn't be true. What I am looking for is companion/ buddy that I work together with and have a long-term relationship with them.

I know my way around a pen and I know how to tell a good story. :nod:

Most importantly, I want to work with someone that I can bounce around ideas with and they won't mind if I give creative input in to the artwork. I'd like to tailor stories to artists' strength and produce great work. I want to work with someone that will help each other to push ourselves creatively and become the next dynamic duo like Andy Diggle & Jock or Alan Moore & David Lloyd. 

I'm not even looking for the best comic artist in the world...just someone who can draw something better than stick-men!

I've completed a few scripts, if you are interested in working with me (or if you know someone who would be), then I will pitch them to you and we can work from there.

I will be grateful for any help!

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints –

Golden Siin by Teakster Cottage Door by Teakster Arabic Glow by Teakster Freedom to Worship by Teakster
Qaf by Teakster Hells Gateway by Teakster Snowflake by Teakster Orange Daffodil by Teakster
Digital Butterfly by Teakster Vacant by Teakster Chinese Junk Ship by Teakster Hajj by Teakster
Infinity by Teakster Prisoner by Teakster Dome by Teakster Japanese Home by Teakster
  • Mood: Joy
Hey everyone, :wave:

May all of you have a Blessed Eid Day, and may all your fasting, prayers and good actions be accepted! :hug:

If your Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Humanist, Atheist or anyone else. I hope you have a pleasant day. A joyous occasion should be shared by all! :glomp:

May we all attain happiness and guidance in this life and the success in the next!

What is 'Eid? 

In the effort of bridging gaps of misunderstanding, please accept this explanation from me as a gesture to create better understanding. I hope you benefit from this little anecdote! :nod:

There are two Eid or large celebrations that happen throughout the Muslim lunar calander, 'Eid ul Fitr and 'Eid ul Adha. 'Eid ul Fitr is the celebration that happens on the 1st day after the month of fasting, Ramadan, is completed. 'Eid is said to be a gift or present from God that is for those who fasted, people aren't allowed to fast this day and the community is assembled for the Eid prayer. Ramadan was the month that the Quran was sent down, and also we have a tradition that all the original books sent with prophets were sent down in this month as well throughout history.

Everyone is encouraged to buy a fresh set of clothing and donate a measure of grain, or in this day and age money that can be used for the feeding of the poor so that they too can have an Eid feast. It is said that that amount purifies your fasting from all the minor mistakes that took place throughout the month.

The celebration is for not only hopefully completing the month of fasting successfully, but also rejoicing in the hopes of God's mercy for those how strived. His mercy is shown by way of the forgiving of sins and mistakes, and granting of many bounties both in this life and the next. 

After the Eid prayer everyone gets up and goes around and hugs one another or shakes hands and says Eid Mubarak or Blessed Eid (to you)! This strengthens the community bond and encourages social behaviour. Of course men and women are separate so no mischief can happen and the dignity of people is preserved from rumour mongers. 

After this point we go to our homes and get ready either to host or visit our friends and relatives. We also pay our Zakat (2.5% obligatory charity on our wealth that exceeds our mean and has been in our possession for a year) near the end of the month of Ramadan as it is charged with blessings and encouraged to do so. 

We are told that if you have missed a fast, you have till next Ramadan to make it up, also if you want to get the reward of fasting for an entire year, merely fast another 6 days within this month (of course after you make up your missed fasts). These 6 extra optional fasts don't even have to be in a row either, simply any time during this month after Ramadan.

Below are some Eid designs I have made over the years while I have been on DA!!!

Eid Card I by Teakster Eid Card II by Teakster Eid Card III by Teakster Eid Card X by Teakster
Eid Card IV by Teakster Eid Card V by Teakster Eid Card VI by Teakster Eid Card XI by Teakster
Eid Card XVII by TeaksterEid Card XVI by TeaksterEid Card XIII by Teakster Eid Card XIX by Teakster

A larger collection of all my Eid cards can be found in my gallery.

Take care all!!! 

More art coming soon!

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints -

Freedom to Worship by Teakster Hajj by Teakster Dome by Teakster Minaret by Teakster
Whirling Dervishes by Teakster Azaan by Teakster Ablution by Teakster Dhikr Glow by Teakster Prayer III by Teakster
Typography Explosion by Teakster Dhikr by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Minaret by Teakster Knowledge by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Window I by Teakster
Prayer II by Teakster Minaret II by Teakster Dhikr II by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Pillars by Teakster Azaan II by Teakster
The Seeker by Teakster Four Elements - Arabic by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Domes by Teakster Study Sister by Teakster
Nomad by Teakster Sabr by Teakster Nur II by Teakster Hijab - Graffiti by Teakster
Qaf by Teakster Arabic Glow by Teakster Nune by Teakster Golden Siin by Teakster

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Hey everyone! :wave:

I hope everyone is well.

I am delighted to say that I have been selected to be part of an art exhibition in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

The aim of the event is to promote Islamic arts, heritage and culture through education.

The exhibit contains artists from the across the globe. The exhibition is open between Saturday 10th August to Sunday 11th August.

The location of the event will be -
Campbell Park
Central Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

Opening Times: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The works displayed in the exhibition will be for sale.

More information about the exhibition can be found here - www.mkiac.org

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints –

Music by Teakster Hero by Teakster Azaan by Teakster Lost in the Forest by Teakster Ablution by Teakster Summer Colours by Teakster Commercialisation by Teakster Lost Secret by Teakster Prayer II by Teakster Technology by Teakster Dhikr II by Teakster Sun Kissed by Teakster Prayer III by Teakster Bug Eyes by Teakster Typography Explosion by Teakster Traffic Light Chaos by Teakster Skater Boy by Teakster


  • Reading: Quran
Hey everyone!!! :wave:

How is everyone doing?

*slices up a big cake and asks GraphicDiaryBerlin to pass it around*

:party: DeviantART is 13! :w00t: I think celebrations are in order! 

I know I am late to the party but I have been really busy.

I have been on DeviantART for 7 years! :lol:

I heard of DeviantART through a friend and I used this place to upload my work.  This was here before Facebook, TwitterflickrBehance Network and before I made my Teakster Website

If any of you still watch me or were watching me at the start, gimme a SHOUT!!! :D

It's been a pleasure interacting with you all here!

Now don't forget to wish DeviantART a happy birthday!

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints –

Music by Teakster Hero by Teakster Azaan by Teakster Lost in the Forest by Teakster Ablution by Teakster Summer Colours by Teakster Commercialisation by Teakster Lost Secret by Teakster Prayer II by Teakster Technology by Teakster Dhikr II by Teakster Sun Kissed by Teakster Prayer III by Teakster Bug Eyes by Teakster Typography Explosion by Teakster Traffic Light Chaos by Teakster Skater Boy by TeaksterLizard by Teakster  Azaan II by Teakster Dhikr by Teakster

Ramadan 2013/1434

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 7:14 AM
  • Mood: Longing
  • Listening to: Daft Punk
  • Reading: Spiderman
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Eating: Fish and Chips
  • Drinking: Fruit Juice
Ramadan Kareem :glomp:

Once again it is that special time in the year. :D

Ramadan by Teakster Spirit of Ramadan by Teakster Cleansing of the Sins by Teakster Meaning of Ramadan II by Teakster
Ramadan Spirit: 2nd Version by Teakster Meaning of Ramadan by Teakster Ramadan Mubarak by Teakster

This year, as a special treat, every week during Ramadan I will give away free artwork to my watchers. So keep an eye on my latest posts.

However....I know some of my watchers are wondering what Ramadan is, so I going to explain it to them.

Don't worry, I'm not going to brainwash you all. I know many people aren't religious but this is my belief and I don't ask you to believe the same, but I believe it is important to understand the different cultures and beliefs of other people.  

Ignorance will only lead to more ignorance. It's not until we learn from each that we can understand each other. As it is normal for humans to fear things from a lack of understanding.

So this will be a quick explanation for those who have never heard of it.

Ramadan is the month in which all the eligible Muslims are encouraged to fast from food, drink, abusive language and indulging in anything that is in excess or ill-natured. 

Eligible means men and women who are over the age of about 7, are not sick, or travelling, or in women's instance have their menstrual cycle or in some cases breast feeding.

Fasting is meant to teach the Muslim patience, modesty and spirituality. We try to purify ourselves through self-restraint and good deeds. 

Among the other benefits is that we can understand the hardships of poor people, we shed extra weight, and clean out the system of pollutants. 

One thing I really like about Ramadan is the entire atmosphere around it.  It's a time of solidarity and sharing food, especially when we break our fasts. We visit each other more often and go to the mosque to pray for many hours.

We are told that fasting is the highest form of worship since only God really knows if you are being true to it or not. You can fool other people or cheat, but then you are only starving yourself. It's only if you're honest and really try, you reap tremendous rewards. When you see different kinds of people, from different backgrounds, races, ages, and all of them fasting worldwide, you can't help but feel a brotherhood. Since we are all doing it together.

So to one and all I wish you a Blessed Ramadan, and even encourage non Muslims to try fasting and see how it's like, its a great was to break addictions and bad habits.

Well…thank you for reading this and I hope that has been useful. :nod:

For more information about Ramadan, check out this link – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan

For An Idiot's Guide to Ramadan, check out this link – www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/conte…

Ramadan Kareem people, make as best use of this month as you can! :hug:

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :wave:

Get some of my prints -

Freedom to Worship by Teakster Hajj by Teakster Dome by Teakster Minaret by Teakster
Whirling Dervishes by Teakster Azaan by Teakster Ablution by Teakster Dhikr Glow by Teakster Prayer III by Teakster
Typography Explosion by Teakster Dhikr by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Minaret by Teakster Knowledge by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Window I by Teakster
Prayer II by Teakster Minaret II by Teakster Dhikr II by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Pillars by Teakster Azaan II by Teakster
The Seeker by Teakster Four Elements - Arabic by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Domes by Teakster Study Sister by Teakster
Nomad by Teakster Sabr by Teakster Nur II by Teakster Hijab - Graffiti by Teakster
Qaf by Teakster Arabic Glow by Teakster Nune by Teakster Golden Siin by Teakster


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  • Mood: Longing
  • Listening to: Daft Punk
  • Reading: Spiderman
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Eating: Fish and Chips
  • Drinking: Fruit Juice
Salaam and peace guys, :wave:

Soooooooo....how is everyone?!  :highfive:

Since it is June, check out my funky and colourful monthly calendars. They are all 300dpi resolution, so you can print the PDFs directly from your printer and stick them up wherever you like.

You can download them from my website.

Since it is starting to get hot outside, why don't you let me make some milkshakes for you all.  :la:

As some of you may be aware, I like to make some collaboration artwork with other artists.

I always love the idea of working with other people, as it helps to push my creative side plus it great ways of learning new idea as it puts you out of your comfort zone. Plus it helps to kill boredom as I have probably run out of ideas!  

Over the years I have done different collaborations with different people.  The images below are some of my favourite pieces:-

Teakster vs HND I by Teakster Teakster vs Badsasquatch by Teakster Teakster vs HND II by TeaksterTeakster vs Amina Malik by TeaksterTeakster vs Samir Malik2 by Teakster Teakster vs EL Seed by Teakster  

To check the entire collection, please view them in my gallery - teakster.deviantart.com/galler…

If you are interested in this idea and you want to work with me then please send me a note. :nod:

I hope to hear from some of you guys soon!!!

Take care,

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints –

Music by Teakster Hero by Teakster Azaan by Teakster Lost in the Forest by Teakster Ablution by Teakster Summer Colours by Teakster Commercialisation by Teakster Lost Secret by Teakster Prayer II by Teakster Technology by Teakster Dhikr II by Teakster Sun Kissed by Teakster Prayer III by Teakster Bug Eyes by Teakster Typography Explosion by Teakster Traffic Light Chaos by Teakster Skater Boy by TeaksterLizard by Teakster  Azaan II by Teakster Dhikr by Teakster

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Is inspiration for amateurs?

Thu May 30, 2013, 5:55 PM
  • Mood: Tired
  • Reading: Locke and Key
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Eating: Chicken and Rice
  • Drinking: Fruit Juice
Hey everyone, :glomp:

I wanted to ask everyone a question about an article that I read.

Chuck Close once said...

"The advice I like to give to young artists, or really anybody, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work."

My view is that inspiration can strike out of nowhere, but for that to happen you need to put yourself in the right position.

If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. If you look around, talk to people, work hard and be interested. You can't necessarily find inspiration, but you can make it easier for inspiration to find you.

What are your thoughts?

Take care, people!

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints -

Long Path of Dreams by Teakster Nomad by Teakster Gate with a View by Teakster Sabr by Teakster Ronin by Teakster Ramadan Mubarak by Teakster Forgottern Mask by Teakster Rapeseed Field by Teakster Four Elements - Arabic by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Domes by Teakster Study Sister by Teakster Emirates Palace Hotel by Teakster The Seeker by Teakster Nur II by Teakster Summer Harvest by Teakster

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New Twitter Backgrounds/Wallpaper

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 8:38 AM
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: Daredevil
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Bioshock
  • Eating: Salmon
  • Drinking: Fruit Juice
Hello people! :wave:

*grabs a cake ans slices it up*

Take that and share it around....I would also like to say a big HI to my new watchers! :glomp:

Due to popular demand by random people on the internet, I created a new collection of backgrounds or wallpapers for your twitter account. They fit perfectly with the page layout and make twittering more attractive. Just download the backgrounds and pimp up your personal page!

Twitter Background - Azaan by Teakster Twitter Background - Oriental by Teakster Twitter Background by Teakster
Twitter Background - Arabic Typography by Teakster Twitter Background - Komei by Teakster Twitter Background - Arabesque Grudge by Teakster

You can also find Teakster on twitter. I twitter my random thoughts not to mention any progress on my latest projects.

Take care watchers!!! :wave:

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Golden Siin by Teakster Cottage Door by Teakster Arabic Glow by Teakster Freedom to Worship by Teakster
Qaf by Teakster Hells Gateway by Teakster Snowflake by Teakster Orange Daffodil by Teakster
Digital Butterfly by Teakster Vacant by Teakster Chinese Junk Ship by Teakster Hajj by Teakster
Infinity by Teakster Prisoner by Teakster Dome by Teakster Japanese Home by Teakster

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  • Mood: Tired
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Hey everyone, :wave:

I recently was contacted about advice on hosting a show to exhibit your work.

I thought it would be really useful thing for you guys to know this because at some point or another you will have the option to exhibit work to the public. Exhibitions are a great tool to market yourself, and your work to potential clients and art buyers.

Remember...Exhibitions should never be scary or intimidating as long as you are focussed.

Galleries, like everything else, are a business. They rely upon the custom of exhibitors to ensure their space is always looking top-notch and full of cool and interesting stuff.

I have created a few tips that can make your exhibition experiences rewarding and hassle free.

1. No Artwork – No Show
Before deciding to go through with the exhibit, an artist should always make sure their work is ready.

2. Doing it solo, or as part of a group?
One of the biggest things to ask is if you want to exhibit as a solo artist, or as part of a group. There are pros and cons to both sides of it.

Solo
PROS: It's all about you.
CONS: It's all on you.

Group
PROS: It becomes a shared responsibility giving you free time to brush up on any pieces that will work in your set.
CONS: You may have to compromise for space.

Ultimately an exhibition will incur costs:

a) Prints/media being displayed
b) Transport
c) Marketing
d) Food and drink (the lubricant that entices people into a private view and may possibly swing a sale or commission)

Costs can easily escalate under the best of circumstances so detailed requirements need to built in at the earliest stage possible.

3. Choose your best work to show
You'd be surprised at how many artists and photographers have shown work that has defects—tears in the picture, back papers, end-papers, matte's, Knicks in the frames, scratches, etc. This is totally unacceptable if you want to sell your work.

People judge you not just by your great art; but also the quality it's kept in and preserved, and how you decide to present it at a show.

4. Pricing
Pricing is always the most difficult part of the process but each of your pieces in the show will need a title or price card.

I should mention that you should not expect to make money at your first showing – or your second – or most of the ones after that. If you go into it as a money-making endeavour, you'll probably be disappointed. But you may be able to offset your costs a little.

Not everyone can afford to purchase original work, so try to have something to offer those who cannot. For instance, have a selection of greetings cards available during the exhibition. Museums do this with posters and postcards of famous works. It's basically the same principle

5. Check out the venue
Don't solely rely upon a website review to know what it is going to look like. Go to the venue and check it out.
By checking out the venue, you gain a better understanding of what it'll be like to exhibit your work there. It may or may not be for you.

Don't be afraid to approach places that have never done exhibitions before. All you need are a few walls. For non-traditional spaces, think of it as a trade. You're bringing all your friends and your local community art supporters to their business for the night of the reception. That gives the space exposure.

6. Book the venue
When you happy with the venue, contact the gallery and make the booking. By making a booking you give yourself a deadline to get the logistics of it all sorted out.

Once the booking is confirmed ask for a receipt, and terms and conditions of gallery hire. Making the booking establishes a relationship between you and the gallery. The terms and conditions are there to allow you to understand exactly what can and can't be done in a venue. You may want to hire a group of monkeys on roller skates but the gallery may be against it.

Find out how much commission will the gallery charge for each sale or possible commissions.

Among other things, you need find out who is responsible for insuring the work at the gallery or you may need art-exhibit/event insurance. Nothing worse than losing an expensive piece of work to an over-excited visitor.

7. Floor Plan
If you fail to plan then you ...erm... plan to fail – I know that is a cheesy line but it is true.

If you exhibit badly then you will come across as an amateur. An exhibition is a professional step forward that takes your creativity to the next level. After all, the main reasons for exhibiting are to further your contacts, sell work or gain commissions.

Get an idea of where you want your work showcased in the venue. Most venues will have this to hand, it'll simplify your job of knowing what can fit where, and if you need to cut back on something, or fill in somewhere else.

8. Logistics
If your work is not at the exhibition then you have NO show.

You will need to find a method in which to take the work up there securely. If you have your own car then that is brilliant. Your trusty friend, bubble wrap, will come in handy.

If you don't have a car, consider renting a budget commercial vehicle, speak to a courier, or a specialist art handling logistics team. Nothing would suck more than your work arriving late or your work is destroyed hours before the exhibition is due to launch.

Remember... you will need to take it back when the exhibition is finished.

9. Marketing
Marketing is very important - Spread the word.

Use email, Twitter, Facebook and all possible avenues in which you can promote your exhibition. This will help draw more people and in turn spread the word further.

If you have a few special people that you want to attend, give them a personal invite to the private viewing. Having a flyer, poster or something that can be physically put somewhere can further strengthen the presence of the show.

If you are holding a private view, invite more people than what the venue can take. About a third of the invites you send out will attend the event. Ask your family or friends to attend to increase numbers and be there for support.

Don't forget to get some business cards or some material that informs potential clients who you are, and what you are about.

If you are doing a group show, you are competing for the attention of someone amongst a show of other exhibitors. Have something that you can hand over while having a friendly chat. It'll stick with them and you may get an email or phone call inquiring about a new opportunity.

10. Have Fun
It is a huge step launching an exhibition. If you get stressed then you may end up getting things horribly wrong.

That being said, it is a great experience that gives you the opportunity to meet new people. The rewards can be phenomenal. A personal tailored event can establish a close rappor, with potential clients and new contacts. You can possibly sell some work, or even gain a great job out of it.

Enjoy it and make it count.

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints –

Symmetry by Teakster Vacant by Teakster Freedom to Worship by Teakster Cottage Door by Teakster
You Can Achieve The Unachievable by Teakster Hero by Teakster Azaan by Teakster Lost in the Forest by TeaksterSpirit of Ramadan by Teakster
Squirrel II by Teakster Summer Colours by Teakster Commercialisation by Teakster Lost Secret by TeaksterPrayer III by Teakster
Prayer II by Teakster Minaret II by Teakster Dhikr II by Teakster St Paul's Cathedral by Teakster Typography Explosion by Teakster
Rapeseed Field by Teakster Four Elements - Arabic by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Domes by Teakster Study Sister by Teakster

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I'm Gonna Wreck It!

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 4:19 PM
  • Mood: Lazy
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Half-Life 2: Episode 2
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Fruit Juice
What's up people!?! :glomp:

How is everyone doing?!

Plus a big welcome to my new friends!

*Opens a pack of cookies and asks Crueliator to pass it around*

Since it is March, you can get a series of funky and colourful monthly calendars from my website. You can download them for free. :giggle:

I recently watched 'Wreck it Ralph' and if you a gamer then I highly recommend it. It has lots of little things that only a true gamer would notice. The Metal Gear reference was brilliant and it made me laugh. :lmao:

A few weeks back I did a interview withRipleyNox about social media and art. You can read the article here. I hope you will find it useful.

Now it is time to get back to my cave! :ninja:

Take care,

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

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Symmetry by Teakster Vacant by Teakster Freedom to Worship by Teakster Cottage Door by Teakster
You Can Achieve The Unachievable by Teakster Hero by Teakster Azaan by Teakster Lost in the Forest by TeaksterSpirit of Ramadan by Teakster
Squirrel II by Teakster Summer Colours by Teakster Commercialisation by Teakster Lost Secret by TeaksterPrayer III by Teakster
Prayer II by Teakster Minaret II by Teakster Dhikr II by Teakster St Paul's Cathedral by Teakster Typography Explosion by Teakster
Rapeseed Field by Teakster Four Elements - Arabic by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Domes by Teakster Study Sister by Teakster

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You Have The Right To Get Paid!!!

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 8:00 AM
  • Mood: Lazy
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"If you do this job cheap, I've loads more work for you!"
"This job will provide good exposure"
"It will make a good portfolio piece"

These are the most toxic line of rubbish anyone will ever feed you....In the past I have bought these lines more times than anyone with an ounce of sense ought to have. :faint:

Every day, there are more and more people seeking "artists" for everything from auto graphics to comic books to corporate logo designs. More people are finding themselves in need of some form of illustrative service.

But what they're NOT doing, unfortunately, is realising how rare someone with these particular talents can be.

In this country, there are almost eleven times as many certified mechanics as there are professional illustrators. So, given that they are less rare, and therefore less in demand, would it make sense to ask your mechanic to work on your car for free? Would you look him in the eye, with a straight face, and tell him that his compensation would be the ability to have his work shown to others as you drive down the street?

If you answered 'yes' then you're obviously insane. :noes:

People in the creative field are skilled tradesmen. Here are a few things you need to know -

1. It is not a "great opportunity" for an artist to have his work seen on your car, website, bedroom wall, etc. It is a "great opportunity" for them to have YOUR work there.

2. You may be a "student" or "beginner" but it doesn't mean you have to work for free. You deserve to be paid for you hard work. Would you have taken that job at McDonald's with no pay, because you were learning essential job skills for the real world?

3. The chance to have your name on something that is going to be seen by other people, whether it's one or one million, is NOT a valid enticement. Neither is the right to add that work to your portfolio. You get to do those things anyway - It's not compensation. it is your right!

4. Artists DO need experience but you do NOT need to get it by giving your work away. Anyone who cannot pay you is obviously the type of person or business you should be ashamed to have on your resume. The only experience you will get doing free work is a lesson learned in what kinds of client they should avoid.

6. Some people will ask you to "submit work for consideration". They may even be posing as some sort of contest. These are almost always scams. They will take the work submitted by many artists seeking to win the "contest", or be "chosen" for the gig, and find what they like most. They will then usually have someone who works for them, or someone who works incredibly cheap because they have no originality or talent of their own, reproduce that same work, or even just make slight modifications to it, and claim it as their own.

You will NOT be paid, you will NOT win the contest. The only people who win, here, are the underhanded folks who run these ads. This is speculative, or "spec", work. It's risky at best, and a complete scam at worst. I urge you to avoid it, completely. For more information on this subject, please visit www.no-spec.com.

So to artists/designers/illustrators looking for work, do everyone a favour, ESPECIALLY yourselves, and avoid people who do not intend to pay you. Whether they are "spec" gigs, or just some guy who wants a free mural on his living room walls.

They need you. You do NOT need them.

Take care,

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

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Phoenix of Autumn by Teakster Symmetry by Teakster Colourful Window by Teakster St Paul's Cathedral II by Teakster
Golden Siin by Teakster Cottage Door by Teakster Arabic Glow by Teakster Freedom to Worship by Teakster
Qaf by Teakster Hells Gateway by Teakster Snowflake by Teakster Orange Daffodil by Teakster
Digital Butterfly by Teakster Vacant by Teakster Chinese Junk Ship by Teakster Hajj by Teakster
Infinity by Teakster Prisoner by Teakster Dome by Teakster Japanese Home by Teakster

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Finding your Inspiration

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:35 AM
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Eating: Spinach
  • Drinking: Fruit Juice
Peace and blessings to everyone!!! :wave:

As an artist, we are always looking for the magical moment when you think of a great idea. Unfortunately, a lot of the time ideas just don't happen like that. Inspiration cannot be forced - inspiration finds you. Ideas strike us out of nowhere usually when we least expect it.

Sometimes between projects you need some breathing space. This is one of the best things to overcome a creative block or when you can't draw anything.

In a situation when nothing is working out, it would be best to distance yourself from the project. Whether it's taking a few minutes to work on your world domination plans or taking a walk outside, it is essential to allow your mind to take a break. It's here within our subconscious that these inspired moments occur. Doing a whole lot of nothing could be the best thing you do when you're looking for a great big massive hit of creativity.

Get yourself out of that comfort zone so that you can feel the creative spark.

Before you know it, you'll be getting the inspiration that you were looking for.

I hope this article was useful.

Take care,

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints –

Symmetry by Teakster Vacant by Teakster Freedom to Worship by Teakster Cottage Door by Teakster
You Can Achieve The Unachievable by Teakster Hero by Teakster Azaan by Teakster Lost in the Forest by TeaksterSpirit of Ramadan by Teakster
Squirrel II by Teakster Summer Colours by Teakster Commercialisation by Teakster Lost Secret by TeaksterPrayer III by Teakster
Prayer II by Teakster Minaret II by Teakster Dhikr II by Teakster St Paul's Cathedral by Teakster Typography Explosion by Teakster
Rapeseed Field by Teakster Four Elements - Arabic by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Domes by Teakster Study Sister by Teakster

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Anybody out here?

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 8:20 AM
  • Mood: Content
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Eating: Fish
  • Drinking: Orange Juice
:wave: Salaams, Hello, Alo, Hola, Guten Tag, Czest, Ahoj, Bonjour, Hei, Zdravei, Merhaba :wave:


How is everyone?

Sorry I'm late but..........HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I hope this New Year will bring you lots of good things and many moments of happiness. :D

Has anyone broken their New Year resolutions yet?!

I normally don't bother with New Year resolutions, since I don't see the point in them.

Is there anything that you guys are looking forward in 2013?

I have been on DeviantART for almost 7 years and I would like to think that my work has improved. I would like to thank my watchers for supporting me over the years and providing me with lots of useful criticism. It's been a pleasure interacting with you all here! :glomp:

I know that I haven't updated my journal as often but I use Twitter for any quick updates. On that note, come and network with me - twitter.com/teakster

Moving on......

As you may or may not know that I made a limited edition calendar for 2013.

Calendar 2014 by Teakster

The calendar has a wide selection of my artwork. For more information about it, check out my previous journal - teakster.deviantart.com/journa…

For those who could not afford my calendar, I have a special treat for you. I know many of you like your freebies. :la:

As usual I have designed a new series of funky and colourful monthly calendars. They are all 300dpi resolution, so you can print the PDFs directly from your printer and stick them up wherever you like.

You can download them from my website.

They are also FREE so you don't have to waste your hard earned pennies!

Take care, people!

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints -

Symmetry by Teakster Vacant by Teakster Freedom to Worship by Teakster Cottage Door by Teakster
You Can Achieve The Unachievable by Teakster Hero by Teakster Azaan by Teakster Lost in the Forest by Teakster Squirrel II by Teakster Summer Colours by Teakster Commercialisation by Teakster Lost Secret by Teakster Prayer II by Teakster Minaret II by Teakster Dhikr II by Teakster Sun Kissed by Teakster Prayer III by Teakster Bug Eyes by Teakster Typography Explosion by Teakster
Rapeseed Field by Teakster Four Elements - Arabic by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Domes by Teakster Study Sister by Teakster

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Teakster's 2013 Calendar

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 4:04 PM
  • Mood: Content
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Eating: Fish
  • Drinking: Orange Juice
Hey everyone, :glomp:

Wow - it's nearly the end of the year. Christmas is also sneaking in as the shops are getting filled with cheap tack.

It's not the lights, spirit or the magic that I like about Christmas. It is the fact that you can buy chocolates as big as your head!!! :la:

Anyway, I've made a limited edition calendar for 2013.

Calendar 2014 by Teakster

The calendar has a wide selection of my artwork, so I hope you guys like it!

The calendar features the following pieces of work:-

Snowflake by TeaksterWhirling Dervishes by TeaksterDigital Butterfly by Teakster
Chinese Dragon by TeaksterSabr by TeaksterMusic by Teakster
Four Elements - Fire by TeaksterFour Elements - Kanji by TeaksterTiger by Teakster
Urban Prayer Time by TeaksterGolden Siin by TeaksterPeace and Love by Teakster

However, since most of you like me because of my freebies…I may even give a couple of out for free or something.

Take care, people!

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints -

Long Path of Dreams by Teakster Nomad by Teakster Gate with a View by Teakster Sabr by Teakster Ronin by Teakster Ramadan Mubarak by Teakster Forgottern Mask by Teakster Rapeseed Field by Teakster Four Elements - Arabic by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Domes by Teakster Study Sister by Teakster Emirates Palace Hotel by Teakster The Seeker by Teakster Nur II by Teakster Summer Harvest by Teakster

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Stop worrying and start making!

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 2:04 PM
  • Mood: Humor
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Eating: Chicken curry
  • Drinking: Water
Peace everyone!!! :wave:

There is a point in our lives that we really want to produce something great but suddenly you are paralysed by performance anxiety. But instead of showing up as fear on the surface, it manifests itself as guilt. If you don't proceed with caution, you can soon waste your creative fortune.

The best way to prepare yourself for creative productivity is to decide in advance how you will respond when guilt attempts to frustrate your efforts.

Here are three key temptations and how to tackle them:


You Have More Time than Others

If the people around you – family, friends, and colleagues – seem really time-pressed, you can start to feel guilty that you have such unstructured days. To equalize the pressure, you might begin to volunteer to take on tasks such as running errands, attending meetings, and doing special projects because "you have the time." At first, checking easy tasks off your list feels good, but soon you grow angry and resentful that you can't make progress on your own big goals.

The Solution: Just because you're working on a personal project, it doesn't mean that you have free time. You must remember that any "extra" time has already been allocated toward your important goals. In a practical sense, this could look like blocking off your creative work time on your calendar – and respecting it – just like you would with a regular client meeting. Or if you prefer less structure, you could decide on a minimum number of hours each day and each week that you will spend doing what matters most to you. Everything you do for others will need to fit in the remaining discretionary time.

Just because you're working on a 'personal project,' it doesn't mean that you have free time.


You're Not Making Money

If you've reduced your hours, decided not to pursue a job, or turned down contract work so that you can move your passion project forward, you may struggle with guilt that time spent on this work doesn't immediately benefit you financially. This can lead you to distract yourself by doing time-consuming things that may save you a bit here and there, like selling things on Craigslist or going to three stores to find the cheapest price on a computer accessory, but ultimately steal time from your highest goal.

The Solution: If you start to feel anxious about finances when there's nothing to actually worry about, meaning that you can easily pay your bills and put food on the table, remember why you decided to take this time in the first place. Remind yourself of how hard you found it to do your creative work when you had lots of other professional responsibilities. Also, decide to look at this as a long-term investment where you can have a larger pay-off in the end. To help make this idea tangible, look into contest applications, gallery show entries, grant opportunities, or job postings that you will be eligible for by using this time productively. Print them off and post them near your workspace.

Remind yourself of how hard you found it to do your creative work when you had lots of other professional responsibilities.


You Are Progressing Too Slowly

Once you have the time to focus on your creative pursuits, you may discover that you completely underestimated how long it would take you to make progress. Your grandiose visions of writing the next great American novel deflate to hopes of completing a few short stories. Or your desire to create a website that makes your designer friends drool diminishes to a hope that you'll launch a site where all the hyperlinks function.

The Solution: Just because you have what you consider loads of time, doesn't mean that you can get everything done at once. It took Michelangelo four years to paint the Sistine Chapel and some of the world's greatest buildings took hundreds of years to construct. Instead of getting discouraged, record what actions you do on a daily and weekly basis and celebrate what you did accomplish. Also, try to find ways to get a sense of completion faster, such as publishing an excerpt of your book as an article, exhibiting the first painting in something that will become a series, or giving a presentation on your findings so far.

Asalaamu alaikum = Peace be upon you! :hug:

Check out some of my prints –

Symmetry by Teakster Vacant by Teakster Freedom to Worship by Teakster Cottage Door by Teakster
You Can Achieve The Unachievable by Teakster Hero by Teakster Azaan by Teakster Lost in the Forest by Teakster Squirrel II by Teakster Summer Colours by Teakster Commercialisation by Teakster Lost Secret by Teakster Prayer II by Teakster Minaret II by Teakster Dhikr II by Teakster Sun Kissed by Teakster Prayer III by Teakster Bug Eyes by Teakster Typography Explosion by Teakster
Rapeseed Field by Teakster Four Elements - Arabic by Teakster Shaykh Zayd Mosque - Domes by Teakster Study Sister by Teakster

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