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Our Charity, Redkite


In early March of 2011 my sister was diagnosed with Leukemia and admitted to the Royal Children's hospital in Melbourne for what would prove to a very long and painful journey. That year was the hardest year of my life, i can't even begin to imagine what she was going through but through all the pain our family had some relief, this relief came in the form of Redkite. When my sister was undergoing treatment my parents would take turns staying in hospital whilst i would be at home studying. It was very tough, my parents could barely work and whats worse all the materials for school where expensive and used up fast. The Social worker who represented RedKite at the RCH's name is Xuan, she helped us with everything. Not only financially but also with her big heart, i find it very hard to open up but when i felt like breaking down she was always just a phone call away.

A year and a half later my sister passed away, but Redkite hasn't forgotten about my family. During my sisters last days Xuan organised necklaces with my sisters name engraved into them for me and my mother. They may only be necklaces but for us it meant the world, i always want to thank Redkite and Xuan for all the love and compassion they've treated my family with.

I think alot of people misintepret charities, especially charities dealing with cancer or cancer patients. Redkite isn't a charity that researches for a cure, they don't grant wishes and send sick children to Disney world, they do much more than that. They actually help the families when we need them most. The misconception with research cancer charities is that the money only goes to research, and i'll be truthful most of the things discovered in those laboratories are either swept under the carpet or wont be used on cancer patients for 10+ years while they're tested by the goverment. I don't support those foundations nor do i endorse any support in them, why? because there are many many many things they don't share with the general public, and donors alike and many alternative treatments to Chemo therapy and Radio therapy that are simply disregarded. Moreso, they fail to help those suffering from Cancer at present moment and ignore their needs.

Raising money for charity
The cost of printing an art book is expensive and so we will be covering basic printing costs, the rest will go directly to Redkite for the families of patients suffering cancer treatments to cherrish. In reality it's not much made per book but on a larger scale we're able to make a difference! So spread the word and get everyone involved!

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FAQ


Q: Why don't you donate to the Leukemia or Starlight Foundation since their more known?
This charity art book was inspired by my sister, she always did so much for the world and i'd like to give a little back to those who helped her and my family and all the other families and sick children in the RCH. When she was ill the Leukemia Foundation blew us off, we booked a day to have her in melbourne in one of their housing facilities and they cancelled on the day and told us to use the Ronald McDonald house (which might i add is not free as most think it is). The Starlight foundation i feel, neglects the wishes of terminal children and smaller wishes in general, they tend to over concentrate their efforts in the Disney Land dream when there are some dreams that can be fulfilled within our own country. I believe in supporting the children directly before supporting charities and foundations that are already heavily funded by the government.

:new: Q: Storenvy has asked me to confirm you have shipped the Artbook to me?
Please ignore this automated email via Storenvy, because we have had Pre Order for more than a month, Storenvy automatically assumes it's been shipped and on its way to you. This is not the case. Please wait for a notification and status change of your order titled "Shipped". We will notify you via DeviantART also.~

:new: Q: Do you ship to _______ for free?
Yes! Shipping for all Pre orders is free worldwide~

:new: Q: If i have Pre Ordered can i request prints i would like for Goodies?
Yes you can, please only select one artwork and PM Miwa with your order name and email plus the selected artist.

:new: Q: How long will Pre Order last?
Pre order will end December 25th! Get in Quick~

:new: Q: Can i order even if i do not have Paypal?
Yes, you can purchase as a "Guest", although if you experience problems please PM Miwa and we can arrange some other form of payment.

:new: Q: What are the Pre Order goodies?
The Pre Order goodies are various prints and suprises (shh we dont want to spoil it!)

:new: Q: Can I contribute to the next edition of the book<b?
No sorry. there are no plans for a next edition. Future projects will most likely be independent from Ethereal and we will not be taking 'artist spot reservations'

Q: Have I been invited as a guest artist?
A lot people are getting confused over our contest invites. We invited our guest artists over notes, so if you ave received a group invitation, it just means we are promoting our contest and asking you to join. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Q: Is this project only open for Australian artists?
No! We have invited a selected few international artists and our art contest is open worldwide. We are just primarily featuring Australian artists and also giving them a chance to showcase their work while also doing a good deed.

Q: Will contributing artists get a free copy?
Yes! All contributing artists will get their own free copy, the only thing we ask is for all artists to cover the shipping costs.

Q: How many drawings can i draw for the ArtBook?
Currently we are only allowing one piece per artist, but if we have any more pages (which is likely) you can pick another colour that is still open.
With that said if you do more than one the second and thereafter the second need to be limited to the dimensions of one page. Double pages are limited. If this happens we will update the journal to let you know!

Q: Do i have to let the group know if i want a double page?
We don't mind if you don't let us know up front but in the sketch stages when you send us your first sketch please note that you will need to let us know as double pages are limited and in high demand. You are more likely to get a double page if you do more than one drawing for the ArtBook.

Q: Can I pick (so and so) colour?
Unless you are an invited artist, the answer is no. Those spots are reserved and not available for the public.
For the contest, you do not need to tell/ask us which colour you want as spots for contest entries are unlimited.

If you are an invited artist please note us regarding which colour you would like to take :)

Q: Why do i have to sign the copyright contract?
As per our request we will be asking all participating artists to sign copyright contracts in which all details of our artbook will be discussed. This protects both the Artists and the Founders of Ethereal from legal issues and outlines your rights as the Artist. This is a legal binding contract but as stated in 8.1 (Termination Agreement) if an artist is unable to finish their contribution to Ethereal we will terminate the contract. We don't pertain any copyright over your artworks this is something we really would like to stress- we simply want to make sure that Artists understand that by contributing they are alowing us to sell Ethereal both in print and in various materials to raise money for Red Kite Foundation.
Copyright Contract: Download here

Q: Can my Art Work include text?
Yes! Text is allowed in natural occurances for example books, street signs, posters, etc. We also welcome text if it is part of the background, but if your text overlaps or obscures the Art Work then please refrain from including it. This also reffers to graphic textures instead of landscape backgrounds.

Q: Can my Art Work be a detailed potrait or does it have to be a landscape?
Just as long as you are clearly reflecting the theme (Our Earth) then a detailed potrait is fine, please be mindful of a white background though and make sure that it is made up of at least two colours, which can be of the same shade.

Q: What is the 'red kite' that you are asking for to be in our submission?
We are asking for a kite to be drawn, that is red. Something like this: socialmediaforsmartpeople.com/…
(I had no idea a lot of people could easily misinterpret a 'red kite' especially within this context)


Q: How do I donate to this group?
If you would like to donate prizes please send a note to this group or either GreyRadian or MiwaAkai
Point donations are also collected through GreyRadian and MiwaAkai.
For point donations, we are only accepting the minimum of 50:points: if you would like your name to be included in the book. it is also important to send a note or mention in your donation that you would like to donate your points for the Ethereal Art book project.

For any questions or concerns, please send a note to this group (Ethereal-artbook)
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LenaCobral Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist
Are there any copies left for sale of this artbook?
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SunflowerInTheRain Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanted to know if there was a book made every other year. >.< I read the faq but didn't find that answer. (Because I'd like to participate later on, when I'm a better artist.)
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sorry but this project is a one-off instalment, we're not planning any more future volumes unfortunately. Thank you for the interest though.
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SunflowerInTheRain Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah it's okay. ^_^ I understand! No problem. :)
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Yuudle Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really sad to hear that your sister isnt here anymore , but i'm sure she's happy :) .
I pretty know how much it feels being an ill and having a family member that is ill :) .
My father has depression during at his young age due to to family situations , right after I was born , I was diagnosed with depression recently , things has been really down and stuff , but everything is getting okay right now .

I would like to contribute to this group/charity if that is possible :) .
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MiwaAkai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
i'm sorry to hear, depression is a really difficult thing to deal with,
you dont know how to help that person and in the end it takes realizing you need to
get better to make a difference.

I've battled with depression myself so i can imagine how difficult it must be for you
and your father. But you know, like you said things are okay. they get better!

Unfortunately the book is now printed and complete, i highly doubt we will be making
another as it took a really long time to put together and too much time out of our
schedules but feel free to visit our storenvy and gallery and look through the
wonderful artists and people who have contributed. 
thanks for your kind words.
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Yuudle Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome , if there would be another artbook collabration , i'll be gladly to help :)
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AidiChan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know if this has been asked yet but how would one go about becoming an invited artist. I'd like to help contribute to this 
charity book since I understand what it's like to have a ill family member. I stayed an a Ronald McDonald house when my brother was having brain surgery. It was bad enough that we didn't have insurance or that my dad was M.I.A and we were living had to mouth but we had no support. I don't mean to spill my heart like this but I really do appreciate what this group does ^_^
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh dear! First of all, Im very sorry to hear that you have to go through so much trouble and emotional turmoil. However the book is already on it's way to being published, so we cannot accept new artists anymore.

Thank you so much for your interest though! If you would still like to help this cause, you can do so by purchasing one of our donation packs (which will fund out printing) or even preorder a copy of the book itself, where all profits from book purchase will be donated to the Redkite cancer foundation. Afterall, our motive is to raise money for the foundation so that would be the best help anyone can contribute :)
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AidiChan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem ^_^ I intend on getting one. Will you announcement when you do another book though?
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I myself will most likely not be as involved as heavily as this one since its very tiring and i dont think ill have the energy for another one ^^; in the future after we finish this project, we may advertise future upcoming charity artbooks 
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AidiChan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh ok ^_^ well I hope all goes well afterword. I'll be keep my eye on the group for the future :heart:
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homusako Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The theme is beautiful and cause is very important, i would like to partecipe, but i can't find the button for join the group... can someone help me please? :-)
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Laiden-Cerise Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really touched when i had read about the story
on how the Ethereal artbook was formed.
It is really painful to lose someone you love even though
I haven't lost any of my siblings, somehow I can feel
how sad it must have been.
Almost 2 months ago, my mom had to suddenly undergo 2 major operations in the middle of the night...since it was a private hospital, the bills were a lot higher and we really needed money to pay for it, and as an idea led by one
of my close real life artist friends, we posted journals and my sister ~AkaReikou took commissions and also my friends to help with the fees.
I'm happy to tell you that my mom made it through and there were many willing and kind people that assisted us here in deviantart.
Thank you for making a lovely group and for reaching out to other people that are in need. I'm sure that you'll be able to help out even more people in the future! Kudos to your group and hopefully, me and my sister can join the contest too!
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MiwaAkai Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thankyou for sarin your beautiful story, i know it takes so much strength to go through such hard things in life. I am very glad your mom is now well, and that you were touched by my sisters story and our Artbook! i hope you and your sister will join our contest also~
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Laiden-Cerise Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I am really inspired like how we artists had kept it together in order to help one another despite being from different countries! ^_^ we really hope to make it in time for the contest!
Thank you too for making such a wonderful group
Warm regards from Asia :)
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mokitodoki Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I have 2 questions. 1: You guys wrote that for the red category we can include flowers. Does that mean that we can't include flowers in another category? 2: Also,we can submit one picture each category. Does that mean we can submit the same drawing, but colored differently?
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
1.oh of course you can include flowers in other categories, i meant for red, you 'could' do a picture with majority of it being flowers, lets see... like this piece :[link] (but needs to have a person/animal)

2.Yep, but only one of your entries will be selected as a winning piece
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mokitodoki Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So only the colour scheme matter, not the content? Ok, thanks for answering my questions.
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yep, but I wouldn't recommend doing so, Personally I'd try with different ideas :P
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mokitodoki Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:( I tried making other ideas, but some were too complicated to be done in time. I'll just stick with my original and colour it twice, though I kinda don't like it either...
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mysteriouswhitewolf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a bit confused about the copyright contract.
Do you print it out then sign it and mail it somewhere, or do you just scan it and
E-Mail it somewhere or...?
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Or if you enter our contest and you are selected as one of the winners :)
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mysteriouswhitewolf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okies. :)
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MiwaAkai Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
unless your an invited artist i wouldnt worry about it.
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mysteriouswhitewolf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok.
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AnimeAlchemist22 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Do you have to be over a certain age, or not a minor to do this?
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If you are under the age of 18 and you have your work published in the book, we will release a form asking for permission from your parents/guardians. People older than 18 will still have to sign the form so, no there is no age restriction about participating.
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