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We are creating a fifteen page Snippet to provide a little background information about the Skoog Fusion Setting that sits at the heart of the Newbold World Universe. Normally our Snippets feature the artwork of a single artist for internal consistency. This particular Snippet will feature the artwork of several artists to highlight our desire to commission artwork of different styles by a variety of artists from around the world. Each artist is credited on the page bearing their illustration and in the description below the posting.

We posted the fifteenth and final page today. To view all fifteen pages in the correct order please click on the thumbnails below working from left to right :-

Skoog's Origins : Page 1 by newboldworld Skoog's Origins : Page 2 by newboldworld Skoog's Origins : Page 3 by newboldworld Skoog's Origins : Page 4 by newboldworld Skoog's Origins : Page 5 by newboldworld Skoog's Origins : Page 6 by newboldworld Skoog's Origins : Page 7 by newboldworld Skoog's Origins : Page 8 by newboldworld Skoog's Origins : Page 9 by newboldworld Skoog's Origins : Page 10 by newboldworld Skoog's Origins : Page 11 by newboldworld Skoog's Origins : Page 12 by newboldworld
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The Lady Valentina is an Elder Being of Skoog who has chosen to manifest in the form of human-kind. We have just added her as the ninth and final page to what was our first Newbold Snippet here on deviantart. All the artwork for this Snippet was created for us by Isbjorg. If you'd like to read all nine pages in the correct order please click on the thumbnail images that follow working from left to right :-  

Black Ops 1 : Page 1 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 2 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 3 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 4 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 5 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 6 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 7 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 8 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 9 by newboldworld
The Dark Elf Lady is an Elder Being of Skoog who has chosen to manifest in the form of dark-elvenkind. She is the leader of one of many small groups of individuals, scattered across the universe, who seek out downtrodden folk who would benefit from respite in the Skoog Sanctuary. The Lady's group specialises in rescuing oppressed familes with young children and children without families. From time to time we will almost certainly introduce you to some of the other members of the Lady's group.

There are three pages in our introduction to The Dark Elf Lady whose artwork was created for us by Maria Dimova. A little unusually the first page is written in verse and the second and third pages in prose. If you'd like to view all three pages in the correct order please click on the icons below working from left to right :-

The Dark Elf Lady : Page 1 by newboldworld The Dark Elf Lady : Page 2 by newboldworld  Dark Elf Lady : Page 3 by newboldworld
The Elder Beings of Skoog are dedicated to creating a bold new world based on a multi-cultural society where all have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential while working for the common good and being proud of their own diverse heritages. The Elder Beings recognise that many of the ruling regimes throughout the galaxy are aggressively opposed to these ideals and that precautions need to be taken. They have established an immense network of agencies throughout the galaxy to detect and give early warning about any threats that may arise. In addition they have established the Skoog Guardians who constantly monitor hyper space for any physical threat that may have slipped through that offworld network.

The Skoog Guardians may manifest in any form they choose and over time we plan to show you a few of them. We are starting by showing you three or four who have chosen to manifest as Elementals (artwork created by Ethakar and owned by Ian Newbold). If you would like to see and read about the first three in the order posted please click on the icons below working from laft to right :-

Mature Content

Fresh Breeze by newboldworld

Mature Content

A Lady In Red by newboldworld

Mature Content

A Blue Lady by newboldworld
Over the last two or three weeks I've added a little of the Skoog Poetry to the Skoog Snippets in the gallery. It starts with a general Introduction and moves on to take a quick look at the notion of conservation in our Skoog Fusion Setting. Each of the current offerings has been illustrated by Cindy Dukino who has her own gallery here on deviantart. From time to time I will add other types of Skoog Poetry illustrated by a variety of arists to the gallery. If you'd like to view the current offerings in the most logical order please just click on the following icons working from left to right :-

Skoog Poetry Intro by newboldworld Feeling the Pain by newboldworld The Skoog Sanctuary : Page 1 by newboldworld The Skoog Sanctuary : Page 2 by newboldworld
I've just added the first Newbo Snippet to my gallery. As described in the Newbold World Intro these illustrated Snippets are intended to give you brief random glimpses of life in our Skoog Fusion Setting.

This first Snippet is entitled Black Ops 1 and features artwork created for me by Isbjorg who has her own gallery here on deviantart. Black Ops 1 is one of several such units, working for the Skoog Guild of Zalien Affairs, dedicated to dealing with those in the universe who pose a significant threat to Skoog or seek to inflict suffering on others.

This is Page 1 of 8 from Black Ops 1. If you would like to read all 8 pages in the correct order please click on the thumbnails which follow working from left to right :-

Black Ops 1 : Page 1 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 2 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 3 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 4 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 5 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 6 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 7 by newboldworld Black Ops 1 : Page 8 by newboldworld
I have finally made a start by posting the Newbold World Intro to my deviantart Gallery. The Intro consists of five pages (five deviations) each of which features one of my original Skoog characters to introduce you to the notion of Newbo Snippets. The characters are Quirky, Gaga Khan, Monsewer Raconteur, the Lady Crimson Darkbrush and the Lady Mishkina. If you'd like to view the five pages in the correct order please click on each of the thumbnails below working from left to right :-

Newbold World Intro : Page 1 by newboldworld Newbold World Intro : Page 2 by newboldworld Newbold World Intro : Page 3 by newboldworld Newbold World Intro : Page 4 by newboldworld Newbold World Intro : Page 5 by newboldworld
After the demise of my own website about nine months ago I finally have a clear idea of what comes next! :-)

I was using the website to create my own alternative universe and raise money for children's charities and conservationist projects. I used to post representative illustrations from the website here on deviantart to draw attention to the new items posted on the website, which featured a lot of artwork created by brilliant artists here on DA.   :-)

My plan now is to bring some of the complete ex-website features (rather than individual examples extracted from those features) here to share with you on deviantart. I plan to focus on features about the creation of my own universe (Newbold World) and I intend to display some of the original website features and some of the new post-website features being created right now. All the features will be illustrated and the vast majority of them have been or are being illustrated by artists here on deviantart.    :-)

The Skoog Astral Plane sits at the heart of the alternative universe called Newbold World. We are creating illustrated histories, stories and poetry about Skoog and Newbold World. I plan to use my Gallery here on deviantart to share with you some of the Newbo Snippets that give a brief introduction to key events, organisations and characters from our alternative universe. In the fulness of time I hope to show you some of the Newbold World full length histories, stories and poetry in my deviantart Portfolios.    :-)

We'll try to bring you something new at least once a month and we'll tell you whenever something new arrives in journal entries here in this deviantart Gallery.   :-)
For almost 10 years I've been running a small non commercial family website (called Newbold World) as a hobby. That website has enabled me to combine my passions for artwork, miniatures figures, OOAK creations and charitable works together with my own slightly eccentric style of storytelling into a single fun activity. Needless to say I've had a fabulous time doing it thanks to all the creative folk who've helped me over the years and all the visitors who've dropped by to see what we were doing. Right now I'm approaching 70 years of age and having just suffered a tiny computing disaster I feel that the time is right to cut back on my endeavours and do something a little less demanding.

As a result I'm planning to do no more work on the Newbold World website and I plan to close it and the Newbold Challenge (which has raised almost £50,000 GBP for a variety of charities since its inception in 2006) at the end of this year.

I'd like to say a very special thank you to all the super artists here on deviantart who have kindly allowed us to display their work in the Newbold World magazines and galleries and who entered the Challenge competitions in our early days. Your marvellous creations have brought a great deal of pleasure to my family and to the wide range of folk from all over the world who visited the website over the years.   :hug:

I will continue to spend a little time on my own amateur storytelling (although on a much smaller scale than before) and I will have some of it illustrated by my friends here on deviantart. So I'll still have a few things to share with you if you'd care to visit me here on deviantart from time to time.  :hug:
We've just released Issue 12 of the Newbo Spotlight which we sponsor by making a small donation to the charities Children with Cancer and WWF as part of the 2016 Newbold Challenge. The Spotlight features our usual light blend of artwork, miniature figures and OOAK creations and if you'd like to see all the amazing exhibits displayed in Issue 12 you'll find it over at our place at :-  www.newboldworld.com/NewboMag/…

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We've just released Issue 11 of the Newbo Spotlight which we sponsor by making a small donation to the charities Children with Cancer and WWF as part of the 2016 Newbold Challenge. The Spotlight features our usual light blend of artwork, miniature figures and OOAK creations and if you'd like to see all the amazing exhibits displayed in Issue 11 you'll find it over at our place at :-  www.newboldworld.com/NewboMag/…

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We have just released Issue 3 of the Skoog Gazette which gives very brief illustrated previews of a four features that we'll be adding to Planet Darkov on the Newbold World website during the next three or four months or so.

Every society in the universe appears to have its own darker side and Planet Darkov fulfils that role within the Skoog Fusion Setting that we are creating on Newbold World. Darkov is a chaotic, wild and dangerous place. Violence, decadence and corruption abound there. As always there are some folk dedicated to improving things but it looks as though it will be a particularly long hard fight if they are to prevail on Planet Darkov.

Issue 3 of the Skoog Gazette features a little artwork by four DA artists (Ange10, Kceon, kimir-ra and twosheds1) If you'd like to see the previews and the illustrations you'll find Issue 3 over at our place at :- www.newboldworld.com/NewboMag/…  

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Over the last few months we've acquired several super pieces of traditional fan art from DA artist Hedrick-CS for the Newbold World Collection. If you'd like to see Nami, Rogue and Tifa Lockhart in our new Display Gallery you'll find it over at our place at :- www.newboldworld.com/NewboGals…

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We've just released Issue 10 of the Newbo Spotlight which we sponsor by making a small donation to the charities Children with Cancer and WWF as part of the 2016 Newbold Challenge. The Spotlight features our usual light blend of artwork, miniature figures and OOAK creations and if you'd like to see all the amazing exhibits displayed in Issue 10 you'll find it over at our place at :- www.newboldworld.com/NewboMag/…

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We've just released Issue 9 of the Newbo Spotlight which we sponsor by making a small donation to the charities Children with Cancer and WWF as part of the 2016 Newbold Challenge. The Spotlight features our usual light blend of artwork, miniature figures and OOAK creations and if you'd like to see all the amazing exhibits (several by DA artists) displayed in Issue 9 you'll find it over at our place at :- www.newboldworld.com/NewboMag/…

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We recently added an illustrated introduction to the Planet Darkov to the Newbold World website. Planet Darkov represents the darker side of our Skoog Fusion Setting and if you'd like to learn a little more about it you'll find it over at our place at :- www.newboldworld.com/Darkov/in…

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We've just released Issue 8 of the Newbo Spotlight which we sponsor by making a small donation to the charities Children with Cancer and WWF as part of the 2016 Newbold Challenge. The Spotlight features our usual light blend of artwork, miniature figures and OOAK creations and if you'd like to see all the amazing exhibits (several by DA artists) displayed in Issue 8 you'll find it over at our place at :- www.newboldworld.com/NewboMag/…

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We have just added Skoog Snippet 6 to the Library over at our place. It gives you a brief illustrated introduction to the Skeld who were created for our Skoog Fusion Setting by Cindy Dukino from the Netherlands. If you'd like to learn a bit more about the Skeld you'll find the Snippet at :- www.newboldworld.com/Library/S…

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We have just completed our brief illiustrated Review of the 2015 Newbold Challenge. 2015 saw the total raised by the Challenge for a variety of charities since its inception in 2006 pushed up to £48,800 GBP. The Review features lots of super artwork, miniature figures and OOAK creations by a variety of talented creative folk quite a few of whom hang out here on deviantart.   :-)

If you like a little gentle browsing and would like to see the Review you'll find it over at our place at :- www.newboldworld.com/Challenge…

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We've just released Issue 7 of the Newbo Spotlight which we sponsor by making a small donation to the charities Children with Cancer and WWF as part of the 2016 Newbold Challenge. The Spotlight features our usual light blend of artwork, miniature figures and OOAK creations and if you'd like to see all the amazing exhibits (some by DA artists) displayed in Issue 7 you'll find it over at our place at :- www.newboldworld.com/NewboMag/…

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