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Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools. When classical animation virtually disappeared from North America, she turned towards illustration, painting, and drawing. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

FREE 2018 WALL AND DOCUMENT CALENDAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

May this year be better than the last. May Happiness, Health, Love, Laughter walk with you, and may you have many wonderful adventures.

New Year’s Gift:

This year I’ve decided to gift you something practical. I hope you enjoy this 2018 free calendar featuring some of my favorite art created in 2017. Make sure you check out the second-last page. 😉

2018 Calendar Cover

Download your Free 2018 Calendar here, or click on one of the images. I’ve provided you with two convenient sizes; 11 x 8.5 and 17 x 11.

Mili Fay Art 2018 Calendar Back Cover

2018 Mili Fay Art Calendar Read Me

How to use the 2018 Mili Fay Art 11 x 8.5 Calendar

Cheers!

Mili Fay
Toronto

A note to spammers: This page is monitored. Please do not waste your time or mine.

Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, an award-winning artist, trained as a classical animator at Sheridan College, but when computer animation took over the field, she decided that she loved drawing more than animating. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time. Today, she passionately creates imaginative artwork and stories, always graced with a humorous modern twist.

Currently, Mili is working on an epic YA fantasy series, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess, Lauraliee, who learns to become a queen as she defends Ardan from dragon-people (people who turn into dragons).

Mili Fay Art Published Books Book CoversMili Fay Art Fan Cub
“Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”

Instagram:@mili.fay.art
Facebook: Mili Fay Art
Twitter: @MiliFay

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#MythoJuly2017 Sketcbook Launch Party!

MythoJuly2017 Sketchbook Launch Party Header

WELCOME!

I hope you’ll have a lot of fun, and feel free to invite your friends throughout the day.

MYSTERY PAINTING REVEALED!

Flying Pegausu

Flying Pegasus. The color is ispired by the character from Disney’s Hercules.

Other than a dragon, which was kind of represented in MythoJuly on July 21, 2017, Pegasus is my favorite mythological creature. Did you know he is the son of Poseidon and the Gorgon Medusa?

GIFTS!

You can download Flying Pegasus, Lady Hades and Lady Krishna (Chosen by Vote on Instagram), Mili Fay as Athena and 9 Adult Coloring Pages, by clicking on the link below.

MythoJuly2017 Book Launch Giveaway Gifts

MythoJuly2017 Sketchbook Launch Gifts were available on December 10, 2017. Join Mili Fay Art Fan Club and never miss out again.

SKETCHBOOKS!

FREE!

MythoJuly2017 Sketchbook Cover Art

Today only, and NEVER again, download MythoJuly2017 Sketchbook FREE from Amazon.

ARTIST’S EDITION US$5.00!

MythoJuly2017 Sketchbook Artist's Edition Cover Art

Artist’s Edition allows you to download all the artwork in the sketchbook at full resolution. That’s approximately US$300 worth of artwork for US$5.00! Regular retail price: US$49.95. After today, I will manually raise the price by $5 every day, until I reach the full retail price. Never again will you be able to purchase this book for less than US$24.99 (50% off). Find it on Amazon.

50% OFF!

Clicking on the image will take you to Amazon’s book page. If you have any technical issues, let me know.

Cover for the Kindle Edition of MerMay2017 Sketchbook featuring Mili Fay as an aqua mermaid.Cover for the Kindle Edition of MerMay2017 Sketchbook featuring Mili Fay as an aqua mermaid.The Phantom of the Opera Sketchbook Inktober 2016 Sketchbook CoveThe Phantom of the Opera Sketchbook Inktober 2016 Sketchbook Cove

TRIVIA, LIVE SKETCHING REQUESTS, AND Q&A

Throughout the day, I will post 3 mythology trivia questions in the comments. The first person to Reply with the correct answer, can ask me to sketch anything, and I mean anything. I will attempt to film myself sketching and broadcast my efforts Live on Instagram. FYI, I have a ridiculous fear of being on camera, so please be patient with me.

I will also attempt to answer questions while sketching, but sometimes I cannot draw and talk at the same time. So… write your questions in the comments on this post, and I’ll get to them between the Live Sketching Streams. Just make sure your question has not been asked, because otherwise this page can get very messy.

You can also comment and interact with other attendees on this page or on Social Media: Mili Fay Art on Instagram, Mili Fay Art Facebook Page, and Facebook Event Page.

Schyler Sisters from Hamilton

Trivia Prize 1: Schuyler Sisters from Hamilton

Schuyler Sisters from Hamilton Colored

Schuyler Sisters from Hamilton colored with Pantone TRIA markers.

Hrafn and Olaf from Raven Boy

Trivia Prize 2: Hrafn and Olaf from Kateryna Kei’s book Raven Boy.

Wicked the Musical: Popular

Trivia Prize 3: Glinda and Elphaba from the musical Wicked.

GRAND PRIZE DRAW

If you have shared this event, and I have not acknowledged your efforts, let me know so that I can add you to the Grand Prize Draw. I have never done this before, so there may have been some glitches. The minimum for the draw is 10 persons per prize (See previous post). If this minimum has not been met, a consolation prize will be sent to the few participants who have helped share this event on Social Media.

Best!

Mili Fay
Toronto

A note to spammers: This page is monitored. Please do not waste your time or mine.

Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, an award-winning artist, trained as a classical animator at Sheridan College, but when computer animation took over the field, she decided that she loved drawing more than animating. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time. Today, she passionately creates imaginative artwork and stories, always graced with a humorous modern twist.

Currently, Mili is working on an epic YA fantasy series, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess, Lauraliee, who learns to become a queen as she defends Ardan from dragon-people (people who turn into dragons).

Mili Fay Art Published Books Book CoversMili Fay Art Fan Cub
“Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”

Instagram:@mili.fay.art
Facebook: Mili Fay Art
Twitter: @MiliFay

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#MythoJuly2017 Sketchbook Launch Invitation!

THIS IS NOT THE EVENT PAGE. IT IS THE PRE-EVENT/INVITATION/INFORMATION PAGE.

MythoJuly 2017 Sketchbook Launch Invite

“Who would be interested in this event?”

  • Artists
  • Mythology Fans
  • Art Fans
  • Watercolor Fans
  • “Art of” or Sketchbook Fans

“Where?”

Here. Mili Fay Art Website’s Blog, because I want everyone with Internet access to attend. This way you do not need to have an Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr… or any other social media account to attend.

“Why should I attend?”

ART GIFTS

  • “Athena”, “Lady Hades”, “Lady Krishna”, and a Mystery Painting (to be revealed on the day of the event) in full-resolution (JPEG and PDF) for download
  • 9 Line-Art Coloring Pages for download

SKETCHBOOKS

TRIVIA, LIVE SKETCHING REQUESTS, AND Q&A

3 times/day I’ll show up online and ask a mythology based question. The first person to Reply with a correct answer can ask me to sketch whatever they want. I’ll try to set up Instagram Live (sadly I do not have enough followers to do this over YouTube so everyone can see) where I’ll have about an hour to sketch the request and answer some questions.

MYTHOJULY2017 GRAND PRIZE DRAW

Help me spread the word about this event by Sharing on Social Media and you may win a Grand Prize!

HOW TO ENTER:

  1. Download/Save the cover image (a.k.a Invite) and share it online.
  2. Once you’ve shared the image and information about the event on your social media send an email containing:
    1. the list of Social Media you shared the image on.
    2. your name and contact email (you do not have to use your real name at this stage, but you must have a valid email address)
    3. Answer to: “Do you live in Canada or USA?” (Yes or No.)

    to mythojuly.contest@artofmili.ca. For every social media account you share the invite on, you will get one entry into the draw.

PRIZE

There will be 2 winners: 1 chosen from Canada and USA, and 1 chosen from other countries, so make sure you let me know where you belong. Make sure you provide all the information I require A., B., and C. If you do not, your entry will be invalid. You will be require to provide proof you’ve shared the Invite between December 3rd and December 10th 2017 on Social Media before you can claim your prize.

Winning resident of Canada and USA (no P.O. Boxes are allowed) will win: the original Mystery Painting (it is an 11 x 14 original MythoJuly style watercolor painting featuring a mythological creature to be revealed on the day of the event — $240 value).

Winning resident of a country other than Canada and USA will win: a Mili Fay Art Kindle Collection (Warriors of Virtue Episodes 1-5 Text Edition, Animals In My Hair, The Phantom of the Opera: Inktober 2016 Sketchbook, #MerMay2017 Sketchbook, #MythoJuly2017 Sketchbook — $40 value) and $200 worth of downloadable full-resolution Mili Fay Art artwork of his/her choice (exception: Limited Edition Artwork).

If you are wondering why I’m not shipping artwork outside of Canada and USA, it’s because the shipping and customs costs are insane and I cannot afford them.

Deadline: December 10, 2017 at 12:00 EST

GRAND PRIZE DRAW DATE

The Requirements have not been met, so there will be no Grand Prize Draw.

The day of, I will pick the winners from a hat on Instagram Live. If you do not have Instagram, not to worry, I’ll save the video and post it on YouTube.

Also, I think there is no point to having a draw unless at least 5 people are present in either category, so if there are less than 5, this draw will not happen. Those who do participate may get a consolation prize.

When you send an email, you should receive an automated message informing you I have received your email. If you have not, check your Junk Mailbox.

Disclaimer: The Grand Prize Draw and MythoJuly 2017 Sketchbook Launch Event are created for fun at my own discretion. I and anyone related to me or my business are under no legal obligations whatsoever.

Keep you eye on the following post: MythoJuly 2017 Sketchbook Launch Event, which will be Live on December 10, 2017 at 12:00 EST. I hope to see you then.

Good luck and have fun!

Mili Fay
Toronto

A note to spammers: This page is monitored. Please do not waste your time or mine.

Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, an award-winning artist, trained as a classical animator at Sheridan College, but when computer animation took over the field, she decided that she loved drawing more than animating. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time. Today, she passionately creates imaginative artwork and stories, always graced with a humorous modern twist.

Currently, Mili is working on an epic YA fantasy series, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess, Lauraliee, who learns to become a queen as she defends Ardan from dragon-people (people who turn into dragons).

Mili Fay Art Published Books Book CoversMili Fay Art Fan Cub
“Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”Shop Mili Fay Art
Facebook: Mili Fay Art
Twitter: @MiliFay

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Are you #novembernaughty or #novembernice?

Are you looking for that perfect gift? I am obsessed with finding perfect gifts. Honestly, I think Santa Claus has the best job in the world. There is nothing like the feeling of watching someone’s face when they open that perfect gift; they start crying, then I start crying, there is hugging, and laughing, and… Well, it’s what happiness feels like. Now, a perfect gift does not have to be purchased. It can be made.

My favorite present I ever received from my sister was a home-made card where she miss-spelled Happy (“Hapy” — we are immigrants, but really? 🤨.) and told me how much she loved me. Just as she got all the athletic genes, I got all the creative ones — my sister cannot draw a stickman. Art critic would sneer so hard at that card, they would likely dislocate their noses. However, for me it is the thought that counts. (I’m tearing up just thinking about that card, FYI!) I was 18, and I still have that card hanging on my wall. And I would not part with it for all the money in the world… Well, maybe if someone offered enough money for me to purchase my sister a clinic. That would totally be worth it!

Mili Fay's favorite gift.

My sister gave me this card for my 18th birthday. It’s my favorite gift to this day.

My other favorite gift she gave me for New Year’s Day the year I got into Sheridan Animation. It was a cell reproduction of The Little Mermaid singing on the rock. As children, my sister and I reenacted that scene daily for years! The drawing is not a copy of the actual cell used, which made me feel cheated. Glen Keane drew that scene.

Ariel singing on the rock limited edition animation cell.

My sister spent $600 on this present at the time. All her savings!

Part of your world reprise movie still.

The actual cell used in the movie (from Glen Keane’s original animation) has way more movement and is so much better.

I do not know why Disney felt someone else’s drawing would look better, because it does not. In fact, at this stage I think I could draw Ariel better, but the memories that image brings is priceless. Though, at the time the framed cell did have a substantial price: $600 for a fake reproduction (all my sister’s savings). Really, Disney?!!!

The point I’m trying to make is that I really appreciate perfect gifts. However, being an independent artist, these days I do not have the time to make, or cash to purchase perfect gifts for my family and friends. Working independently, all the money I earn goes back to resuscitating my flailing business, and I spend all my free time: working!

“So, this is Christmas, and what have you done?”

Every time I hear these words (and yes, the stores are playing Christmas songs even though it is not yet November!), I feel a stab to my heart. I feel as if I could be better, and as if I could have done more.

I also feel the pain of not being able to conjure up that perfect gift. Am I alone? I think not.

Therefore, with great trepidation, I’ve decided to try something I have not done before. I’ve decided to at least create perfect gifts for my fans. This pre-Holiday season, I will be #novembernice. For those of you who don’t know what it is, #novembernice is the movement by artists (and others) to help exhausted holiday shoppers find that perfect gift for less. For everyone else, it is a chance to remind themselves to be kinder and nicer to others. In return we all get to rack up last minute candy cane points to please Santa (or star, or candle points for whatever supernatural being watches over your personality during the year).

I’m offering 30 (Are 30 too many?) Gift Certificates for 11 x 14 original artwork commission for 80% off (maybe even more than 80% off). In the past, I sold these for $500+, depending on the medium and content. Now, I’m offering an original painting, drawing, etc. for $100. I know artists who sell unlimited, reproduction art prints for more. Am I being crazy, to commit myself for that tiny wage? I will basically be working for a wage that is well below minimum wage, maybe even below sweatshop wage. 🤯

However, if I can make at least one person happy with their gift-giving, I think it will be worth it. Imagine if everyone just helped one person in their life… Maybe my dream of living on the Star Trek TNG Earth (where there are no wars and people get along and are free to pursue their lives as they see fit) might come around in my lifetime.

Click the button for details, and if you would like me to create the artwork before this Holiday Season, contact me ASAP.

Are you #novembernice or #novembernaughty? Let me now in the comments how you intend to brighten someone’s life this Holiday Season. If you are an artist, or a shop owner, slashing your prices like crazy: share! I’m still searching for perfect gifts. 😇

Happy pre-Holiday season and good luck!

Cheers!

Mili

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#InktoberContest 2017 on Instagram

#InktoberContest 2017 RULES

Wonder Woman: Mili Fay Art Instagram Contest Poster

The hashtag for this event is #InktoberContest please use it when you are commenting about the artwork. #InktoberContest is part of #inktober, a global even where artists are encouraged to create artwork using traditional ink-based tools during the month of October.

My idea is to create ink line-art and color the final image digitally, blending both the traditional and digital mediums, as I have done in the Wonder Woman poster above.

This year I’ve hosted #MerMay and #MuthoJuly contests on Instagram. The rules for this event are similar. THE FIRST PERSON TO COMMENT ON MY INSTAGRAM POST WINS! Though I will try to post daily, my other obligations may prevent me, but I will try to post artwork either at 16:00 h or 19:00 h EDT. What I can promise is that this event will continue until there are 31 Contest Winners.

How it works:

Beginning with the artwork above, I will post an image on Instagram with Information beginning: “🗲 BE THE FIRST to comment, letting me know your favorite superhero/villain, and WIN an illustration of yourself as that character. 🗲”

The first Instagram Follower to comment wins!

The winner needs to send me a head shot, full body with head shot, and a photo of a handwritten note: “I, (full name), give Mili Fay of Mili Fay Art permission to use my image to create a (superhero/supervillain character of your choice). Date and Sign.” This information needs to be sent by 9:00 EDT the following day. The winner can do this via Instagram Direct Message (do not send me images that expire), or by adding images to a Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. folder and sending me a link to that folder via direct message. The clearer the image, the better I can capture you. I also need to see your hair and eye color. KEEP IT RATED G. Leave your clothes on. Do not make this contest creepy, or you will be disqualified.

Additional Rules:

NO DUPLICATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. If someone has already chosen the character of your choice, choose another one — I will not draw 2 Storms. Exception: One of you can choose Wonder Woman.

Please choose world acknowledged superheroes/villains. I think real life superheroes/villains surround us, but for this contest I’m drawing fantasy, made up superheroes/villains.

🌟 This contest is offered at my sole discretion and for fun. I’m under no legal obligations whatsoever. 🌟

The winner will receive: a low-resolution digitally perfected image they can share online, a high-resolution image of the drawing for printing, a Mili Fay Art Copyright License, and a free Kindle Sketchbook of all the art. The winner will also be given an option to purchase the original ink line-art at a significant discount, US$70 (free shipping to Canada and US), prior to its being offered to the public.

Note: I am the sole copyright owner of my creation and can do with it what I will.

If the winner does not send the images by the time indicated above, and the runner up cannot be contacted, I will draw a superhero/supervillain character of my choice.

THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO EVERYONE INCLUDING THE MERMAY2017 and MYTHOJULY2017 CONTEST WINNERS. If you are under the legal age, by entering this contest you agree that you have your parent’s or guardian’s consent to do so. You also need your parent/guardian to sign your image release note. I will not share your images with anybody and will delete them in due time.

By entering the contest you acknowledge that you have read all the rules and that you will abide by them.

Thank you for reading and thank you for following.

Mili Fay
Toronto
October 1st, 2017

IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST

Why should I have all the fun? Join me in creating an #inktober sketch per day if you are up to the challenge.

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#MythoJuly 2017 Contest on Instagram

MythoJuly 2017 Contest Header.

🦄 #MythoJuly 2017 CONTEST RULES 🦄

The hashtag for this event is #MythoJuly please use it when you are commenting about the artwork or if you are an artist and wish to participate. Details at the bottom.

I will be creating ink, pencil-crayon, and watercolor paintings this time around. I will try to post the winning painting either at 16:00 h or 19:00 h EDT. Note: Because of my recent eye surgery my eyesight is not always reliable. If there is a delay, not to worry, I will catchup in August — there will be 31 Days of paintings in total.

You can choose a character (or creature) from any historical mythology world: Greek, Roman, Chinese, Egyptian, Norse, Celtic… I WILL NOT accept characters from entertainment invented mythology worlds. (Ex. Tolkien’s Middle Earth.) 

NO DUPLICATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. If someone has already chosen the mythological character of your choice, choose another one — I will not draw 2 Medusas. Exception: One of you can choose the goddess Athena.

The winner needs to send me a head shot, full body with head shot, and a photo of a handwritten note: “I, (full name), give Mili Fay of Mili Fay Art permission to use my image to create a (mythology character of your choice). Date and Sign.” This information needs to be sent by 9:00 EDT the following day. The winner can do this via Instagram Direct Message (do not send me images that expire), or by adding images to a Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. folder and sending me a link to that folder via direct message. The clearer the image, the better I can capture you. I also need to see your hair and eye color. KEEP IT RATED G. Leave your clothes on. Do not make this contest creepy, or you will be disqualified.

 

🌟 This contest is offered at my sole discretion and for fun. I’m under no legal obligations whatsoever. 🌟

MythoJuly2017: Mili Fay as the Goddess Athena

Mili Fay as the Greek goddess Athena; an example of the watercolor painting the winner will receive.

The winner will receive: a low-resolution digitally perfected image they can share online, a high-resolution image of the drawing for printing, a Mili Fay Art Copyright License, and a free Kindle Sketchbook of all the art. The winner will also be given an option to purchase the original art at a significant discount, US$100 (free shipping to Canada and US), prior to its being offered to the public.

I am the sole copyright owner of my creation and can do with it what I will.

If the winner does not send the images by the time indicated above, and the runner up cannot be contacted, I will draw a mythological character from my head.

THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO EVERYONE INCLUDING THE MERMAY2017 CONTEST WINNERS. If you are under the legal age, by entering this contest you agree that you have your parent’s or guardian’s consent to do so. You also need your parent/guardian to sign your image release note. I will not share your images with anybody and will delete them in due time.

By entering the contest you acknowledge that you have read all the rules and that you will abide by them.

Thank you for reading and thank you for following.

Mili Fay
Toronto
June 30, 2017

🦄 IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST 🦄

Why should I have all the fun? Join me in creating a mythological sketch per day if you are upto the challenge. Use the #MythoJuly hashtag to keep the “conversation” going. At the end of the event, choose your best drawing and tag me @mili.fay.art — maybe we can create a collage of all the art.

 You can also create your own sketchbook of all the artwork and sell it on Amazon.

Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, an award-winning artist, trained as a classical animator at Sheridan College, but when computer animation took over the field, she decided that she loved drawing more than animating. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time. Today, she passionately creates imaginative artwork and stories, always graced with a humorous modern twist.

Currently, Mili is working on an epic YA fantasy series, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess, Lauraliee, who learns to become a queen as she defends Ardan from dragon-people (people who turn into dragons).

Mili Fay Art Published Books Book CoversMili Fay Art Fan Cub
“Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”Shop Mili Fay Art
Facebook: Mili Fay Art
Twitter: @MiliFay

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MerMay 2017 Sketchbook Launch!

MerMay 2017 Sketchbook Launch Event Cover

That time has come again; the time when I have finished another book and now am ready to launch it onto the unsuspecting public, like a ship holding the hidden cargo filled with possibilities.

This time the Launch will not be taking place here, but on Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. I will also not be available throughout the two day, but will drop in sporadically.

So, what do you need to know to enjoy the event to its fullest?

As always there are 2 books, one for those of you who wish to have the collection of sketches bound in a digital book, and the other for those of you who in addition want to see my process and download all the art. Both sketchbooks contain all 31 MerMay drawings in high resolution. The following images showcase the differences:

MerMay 2017 Sketchbook Features
MerMay 2017 Artist's Edition Sketchbook Features

Throughout the two days, feel free to ask me questions and engage with other Followers on Social Media. I promise to answer everything ASAP. However, one feature you may not wish to miss is a chance to WIN AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF YOURSELF AS YOUR FAVOURITE SEA CREATURE. To be eligible for the draw all you need to do is answer the two questions by commenting on the appropriate post.

MerMay2017 Launch Event Contest Questions

An example of the image featured on the Mili Fay Art Facebook Event post.

For further details and rules see the posts on Social Media.

I hope you join me and other mermaid fans as we celebrate the official release of my new sketchbooks.

Cheers!

Mili Fay
Toronto
June 21, 2017

Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, an award-winning artist, trained as a classical animator at Sheridan College, but when computer animation took over the field, she decided that she loved drawing more than animating. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time. Today, she passionately creates imaginative artwork and stories, always graced with a humorous modern twist.

Currently, Mili is working on an epic YA fantasy series, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess, Lauraliee, who learns to become a queen as she defends Ardan from dragon-people (people who turn into dragons).

Mili Fay Art Published Books Book CoversMili Fay Art Fan Cub
“Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”Shop Mili Fay Art
Facebook: Mili Fay Art
Twitter: @MiliFay

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MerMay 2017: Contest and Mili Fay Mermaid!

Did you hear of MerMay? What is MerMay Challenge? Tom Bancroft challenged artists to create a mermaid every day in May.

Since I love mermaids (I was obsessed with Ariel as a kid), I’ve decided to take up Tom Bancroft’s Challenge. However, instead of just creating my own mermaids, I saw this was the perfect opportunity to have the First Mili Fay Art Contest of 2017.

MerMay 2017 Contest Graphic

Happening on Instagram: @mili.fay.art

I have not hosted a contest in a while. By participating, you can win an original character design of yourself as a mermaid or another sea creature. You can find out details and rules about the MerMaid2017 Contest on Instagram.

So, join me this month on Instagram, and I hope you have a fun May Day!

Cheers!

Mili

Mili Fay as a Mermaid.

Mili Fay as a pretty mermaid.

Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, an award-winning artist, trained as a classical animator at Sheridan College, but when computer animation took over the field, she decided that she loved drawing more than animating. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time. Today, she passionately creates imaginative artwork and stories, always graced with a humorous modern twist.

Currently, Mili is working on an epic YA fantasy series, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess, Lauraliee, who learns to become a queen as she defends Ardan from dragon-people (people who turn into dragons).

Mili Fay Art Published Books Book CoversMili Fay Art Fan Cub
“Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”Shop Mili Fay Art
Facebook: Mili Fay Art
Twitter: @MiliFay

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Mili Fay Art 2017 Projects Update

There are so many things I wish to do, but I wonder if I could possibly find the time to do them all.

Since you’ve heard from me last, I’ve decided on my projects for 2017:

Warriors of Virtue Epic YA Fantasy Series

Warriors of Virtue Epic YA Fantasy Series will remain the number one priority. Saying this, I’m sorry to inform you that I’m not sure when Episode 5 (the episode that should have been available on March 1st 2017) will be published. After receiving edits from my editor, I’ve decided to rewrite quite a bit of Chapter 13. Currently, that rewrite is being edited. I’m also waiting for the final pair of eyes to check the remaining two chapters.

Meanwhile, I hope you like the new and improved cover art:

Warriors of Virtue Epic YA Fantasy Series Episode 3 Cover Art

Almost Famous Artist’s Interviews

Last month, I’ve stumbled upon the “Occupy Facebook with Art” movement for the second time. I love the idea, but most people feature artists that are already famous. I thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice to feature artists who are just as skilled, but as yet have no huge following?” Personally, I know a lot of amazing artists, and I discovered others on DeviantArt. It would be a shame if you did not discover them, too. To help promote their work (and my own) I’ve decided to create Almost Famous Artist’s Interviews. I will be publishing these as soon as I get an adequate number of responses. I thought to feature them every Monday — to beat the Monday Blues. What do you think?

To qualify, the artist needs to be out of school (or in school but with two professional projects in their portfolio) and trying to make (or making) a living as an artist.

If you would like to be featured, contact me with a link to your website. If I feel you qualify, I’ll contact you back with the interview questions.

Fast Book Reviews

For years, I have been reviewing books on Amazon and Goodreads. I have finally decided to create a blog featuring these reviews. These reviews are for busy people like me, people who do not have a lot of time to spend reading detailed, professional book reviews. I’ve created a format to help you determine if you would like a book at a glance, followed by a few paragraphs expressing my personal feelings about the work. Be sure to check out the FAQ Page for more information.

Mili Fay Art Princesses

Belle/Beauty from Beauty and the Beast

One of the concept sketches for the first painting — Beauty from Beauty and the Beast.

One of the chief reasons I created Mili Fay Art is to use my talents to help the world, by raising money for altruistic organizations. For years, I wanted to create something for I’m a Girl campaign. I have finally decided upon the project: Mili Fay Art Princesses. In between working on Warriors of Virtue, I’ll create traditional paintings featuring princesses. Because of the upcoming move, the first to be featured is Belle/Beauty from Beauty and the Beast. The scene: Belle attacked by wolves. (Decided via social media.)

Fallow my progress on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you wish to get a postcard of the final art for FREE join Mili Fay Art Fan Club.

In accordance with Mili Fay Art rules, 30% of all the profits form the project will be donated to I’m a Girl campaign. You do not need to purchase items to help out. If you like what I’m doing: spread the word!

Animals In My Hair Update

"Animals In My Hair" Front Cover

Animals In My Hair was the first book I published. It was created in part to raise funds for wildlife conservation via the Toronto Zoo by donating 30% of the profits. The trouble is that I invested heavily in printing the book and local fairs. As such, I have yet to see any profits. However, I feel horrible for not raising anything for the conservation of animals. Therefore, I’ve made the executive decision to donate 30% of all the profits from each sale from now on. After purchasing the book (or books) I will take away the cost of printing the book (growing constantly due to the interest rate), Gumroad fee, shipping, and packaging, HST (or Amazon fees for the digital book) then from the leftover amount I will take 30% and add that to a donation pot. Once the pot reaches $250 I’ll make the donation to the Toronto Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation and Breeding Program.

Animals In My Hair has received nothing but 5 star reviews since its publication from parents, teacher, reviewers, and children. If you know a child or have a child of your own, you should introduce him/her to this book. If you cannot afford it, you can borrow it from the Toronto Public Library, Brampton Public Library, and Huntsville Public Library. If you would like the book to become available in your local library let me know, and I’ll see if I can make that happen.

I need your help. If you like what I’m doing, follow me on Social Media and spread the word of my existence. I firmly believe art can change the world for the better. Mili Fay Art’s vision statement is: “Together we support the world one artwork at a time.” I cannot do it alone.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Mili

Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, an award-winning artist, trained as a classical animator at Sheridan College, but when computer animation took over the field, she decided that she loved drawing more than animating. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time. Today, she passionately creates imaginative artwork and stories, always graced with a humorous modern twist.

Currently, Mili is working on an epic YA fantasy series, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess, Lauraliee, who learns to become a queen as she defends Ardan from dragon-people (people who turn into dragons).

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“Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”Shop Mili Fay Art
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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2017!!!

Valentine 2017

To first glances, butterflies, blushes, hugs & kisses.

To laughing late into the night and crying in each other’s arms.

To friendship, family, and love.

To tiny moments that lead to Forever and make Forever worthwhile.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, an award winning artist, trained as a classical animator at Sheridan College, but when computer animation took over the field, she decided that she loved drawing more than animating. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time. Today, she passionately creates imaginative artwork and stories, always graced with a humorous modern twist.

Currently, Mili is working on an epic YA fantasy series, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess, Lauraliee, who learns to become a queen as she defends Ardan from dragon-people (people who turn into dragons).

Mili Fay Art Published Books Book CoversMili Fay Art Fan Cub
“Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”Shop Mili Fay Art
Facebook: Mili Fay Art
Twitter: @MiliFay
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