My entry to the "Pay It Forward Curation Contest - Week 17"

in steemit •  6 months ago

In many cultures, 13 is considered to be an unlucky number, but I hope my 13th entry for the Pay It Forward contest, hosted by @thedarkhorse, will bring a few smiles to these two artists. (And some new followers too, who knows?)

The rules of this challenge are very simple: Feature 2 High Quality Original Content Blog Posts from Steemians with a reputation score of 55 or under.

The artists on SteemIt are on a roll. The talent is running rampant on this platform. Here's the preview of my 2 candidates' artworks for this week:


#1 - @artbynadine (49)

Nadine Thome is a Freelance Artist and an Illustrator from Germany.

Since she's new at SteemIt, having joined us in June 2018, she hasn't made an introduction post yet. So I head to Nadine Thome's website, to find a bit of information about her:

My kinky colourful watercolour illustrations are actually meant for kids.
However, it quickly turned out that even adults now and then dream of spotted unicorns.

I am often asked why I paint unicorns (now also lovingly called by many a "colourful croissant"). Among other things, probably some colourful plastic ponies from my childhood are guilty.
Maybe it is also due to a former art teacher, who said to me: "Child, just paint what you see!" How exactly he meant that is still unclear to this day. I paint what I see in reality or in my dreams.

I love to paint details and patterns, of which as many as possible, and a bit over the top. That's because, as a child, I loved the picture books with colourful, exciting and "crowded" illustrations. These books remained in the memory and are still on the shelf today. Apparently that has rubbed off on my own style. I like bold colours and illustrations that you have to look at for a long time to discover everything.

My favourite motifs are animal mythical creatures and quadrupeds in general.
Occasionally I like to do botanical illustrations or to design one or the other fairy-tale costume.

I sell my watercolours worldwide. My unicorns and pet portraits not only adorn walls in Germany, but also in Austria, Finland, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Text translated by me, from German to English, with the help of Google Translator.

It looks like @artbynadine is off to a great start. Her first post ever was featured by @juliakponsford in the Ocean of Art 37. And now, the post I've chosen to feature (and which I had bookmarked since yesterday) was picked up by @curie.

The post I'm featuring from @artbynadine is called Peacock - Watercolor Art


Her post shows a step by step of the work done in order to achieve the end result.

#2 - @unyimeetuk (49)

Unyime Etuk describes himself as an Artist and a Physicist and he has joined SteemIt in July 2017. He's from Nigeria and has been posting incredible works or art for almost a year now. I think he deserves a lot more recognition.

My selected work from @unyimeetuk is the Portrait Painting he presented in his post called Pencil drawing - A wonderful Birthday gift


The work, standing on its own, is already amazing. Knowing that it was done with a pencil it adds even more awesomeness to it.

@unyimeetuk has included a simple progress of his work on his post.

I hope these works are of your liking. Please show them some support... and if you truly enjoy their works, don't forget to follow these great rising artists.

If you want to join the contest, here's more info about the "Pay It Forward" contest.

My previous participations are here:

Curation Contest - Week 17 of Paying it Forward

@trincowski signing out.

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

I supported your featured entries. Thank you for your entry and constant support of @pifc


You're welcome! 😉

Thanks for your entry. Both artists have been upvoted by me and you have gotten a 100% upvoted from @pifc.


Thanks a lot! 🤗

Great features again this week @trincowski!


Thank you! I'll post my next entry tomorrow morning. Now I'm off to bed.

I have no words for you but Thanks @trincowski, you always took me to the best artist and really enjoy to see their posts.. the second blogger really amazing, I thought it was another digital art..but it's not.. excellent!


Thanks for stopping by and giving your support to these artists! 😃

Thank you for the entry @trincowski, and I'm so glad that you featured @unyimeetuk ! He's very talented, isn't he? :) He's undervalued like so many talented people here, but with a little guidance on the "rules", I helped him to get a curie vote; and they loved his work :)

I have a feeling he may not use ginabot, but since he and I have talked in Discord, I'm going to show him your post. I know he will be honored by your choice :)


Thanks for your reply and support, @lynncoyle1!
Now... What's ginabot? I don't know that myself. What am I missing out?


Oh you're missing out alright :) Here is a post I wrote about her months ago. It's an invaluable resource for you, if you're on Discord. She sends you notifications whenever your name is mentioned anywhere on steemit. You can also set up different names to be notified when they write a new post. She tells you everything that you've been doing here :)

Let me know if you have any questions; I'd be happy to help.


That's interesting but I'm not too active on Discord... and already has that feature by default:

I prefer to for a lot of reasons. The mentions in the notification are awesome.

Overall, the interface is light years ahead of


@trincowski, it's not just commenting though, but I get what you're saying. The mentions (now also on is when your name is mentioned outside of your post. Pretend right now on your post, I mention @wolfhart's name; he will get notified of that.

I have heard the interface is way better on Busy though!


Thanks so much @lynncoyle1 and @trincowski I am really honoured. You have supported from day one. Thanks so much once again

well.. well.. our art curator @trincowski, love both of the featured bloggers, They're not just excellent in drawing and painting but also good at composing a story to support the art works, Thank you so much.


You are right. There are many artists who post their works without a single word... and then there are those who really take a effort to sell their brand. 😋

13 is unlucky to some, but 17 is unlucky in Italy from what I understand... I tend to figure that it's all silly anyway.

Great entry!


Thanks a lot, @viking-ventures! 😃

Thanks a lot for your support, I very much appreciate it! :)


You're welcome! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

The number 13 is much happier than it is believed :)


Thanks for passing by!

I hope you are making use of @dustsweeper because I'm not sure my vote on your comment will be enough for a pay out, with the current low values of SBD and STEEM. 😑

Thank you for your useful and necessary work! @trincowski


Thanks for your visit, @singa!

Congratz, your post has been resteemed and, who knows, will maybe appear in the next edition of the #dailyspotlights (Click on my face if you want to know more about me...)
Check the rules of the Daily Spotlights if you want to nominate someone!
Pixresteemer is also listed as promoter on The Steemians Directory