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Austin, TX Digital Art
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Author and artist brings 1909 printing technique to digital illustrations for vampire fairytale, "The House of Debauch."

Austin, TX Digital Art
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Clair LaVaye
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Clair LaVaye

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My project is to complete a set of lovely vintage prints on fine watercolor paper of images that I created in a 3D world.

The images began as illustrations for my novel, The House of Debauch, a story of a naive family beset by evil in 1909 New Orleans. It is a fairytale vampire novel for adults and the first book to be illustrated using Second Life.

I am taking the digital images back in time by transforming them into traditional, vintage art prints. The images are transformed into cyanotypes and platinum palladium prints using photography techniques used at the dawn of photography.

I will create also create daguerreotypes of the main characters from "The House of Debauch."

Most of the printing processes are expensive. For example, each platinum palladium print costs about $5 in raw materials such as film, ink, watercolor paper, and chemistry. Since every print that is not perfect ALSO costs $5, I am working with great care.

These unique prints demonstrate that digital photography inside of a 3D environment is an exciting new art form that can be utilized in a variety of traditional and non-traditional ways.

The prints will be taken to a New York City gallery for inclusion in an art show in 2011 and later submitted along with the manuscripts to fine arts publishers.

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    The pride of knowing that you are supporting THE HOUSE OF DEBAUCH.

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    $25 reward

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    For Second Life players: Dee Debauch will tour them through the House of Debauch manor.

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    $50 reward

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    For Second Life players: Zunker Debauch will go shopping with them at his favorite Gothic stores, such as the Wretched Hollow and The Black Canary

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    $150 reward

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    A numbered and signed cyanotype print.

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    $250 reward

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    A numbered and signed platinum palladium print.

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    $500 reward

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    A numbered and signed palladium platinum print of an image of their choosing from my flickr site.

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    $750 reward

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    For Second Life players: be turned into a vampire by Clairwil Debauch and have their soul lieged to Clarwil Debauch's Bloodlines clan, Nuit des Artistes, with rank of Count/Contessa.

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    $900 reward

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    An invitation to attend the art opening in 2011, to be wined and dined and recognized by the artist and gallery at the opening as a patron of new media.

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