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Traditional Art Favorites of 2011!
Another year is over and it's time for my annual art feature of works submitted in 2011!
This is both my favorite and the most difficult art feature to make. After going through thousands and thousands of works you can imagine how hard it was to pick just some.
Artworks were chosen by different combination of the following "criteria":
general impression • emotion conveying • meaning of the artwork • pure awesomeness • idea/concept • originality • complexity • technique • quality • subject • incredible realism • great style • everything else I forgot to write
Winter Rose by *Zindy
FEAR by `nimraNude Study IV by *IleanaHunterFlight to Wayland by ~Angelstorm-82
S10 by ~AmyRobins.:Wonderland:. by *IrisBoumanFreedom is a length of rope by ~SecondGoddess
Traditional Art Favorites of 20122011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008
Another year is almost over and it's time for my annual traditional art feature of artworks submitted in the year of 2012!
This is my favorite, the most difficult and the most time consuming art feature to make, as well as the one I'm never really satisfied with: it's a real pain to decide which works to include in this little collection when, just from this small part of the most amazing works dA is filled with you have the luck to find and see each year, you have at least a few hundreds of top
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 23100+ works to enjoy this month.
Drapery Study da Vinci by =AmBr0Golden by ~art-of-amie
Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by =Aty-S-BehsamInseparable by *SandraHultsvedSutileza femenina y gris by ~JormanComegatoIn home by ~JormanComegato
Blue Feathers by ~TheSlaveQueenElizabeth by *artbydarrylJared Leto by ~Andela1998Benedict Cumberbatch by ~BloodLexy
Bleeding away by *BlacleriaSketch Card : SCARF by ~ShErLoCkAh0LIQuEAsian Beauty by ~HelaalramAdele by ~Sierra-la
From the shelter of my mind (Tom Hiddleston) by *arthawk87Castiel by ~TalestrissMini Tom by =Pencil-StencilDusk by *HoudaShams
Lunch Time by ~sharmzi hate naming things by ~lexaneahelf lady i guess by ~lexaneah
Respect The Models Sign XXL by *PixXxassoWindows to the world by ~BloodLexyDon't Pass Me By by ~Gyllene
Give Peace A Chance by ~Just-a-LittleDreamerKaiden Hawke by *ErinM31Dante DMC3 pen drawing incomplete version by ~HoshisamaValmor
To A Heart by =Before-I-SleepSunset by ~Nadine-PotCBald Eagle by ~little--grasshopper
Your Light by *ErinM31Hatchling Surprise by *AltariorZhang Ziyi by ~Gyllene
Pon de replay by *Cindy-R07 - Amelie by ~PreetikaSharmaSketch Card : HOLMES by ~ShErLoCkAh0LIQuE
Benedict Cumberbatch by ~SecondGoddessStare death in the eye by *acjubWe Need To Go Home by *Altarior
Imogen by ~Sierra-laCM: Mitsuki by `TiaVonI want sleeep by ~YouWillBeSurprised
Song Thrush nestling by ~YouWillBeSurprisedBlonde Bond _complete by ~05emort123Johnny Depp by *artbydarryl
It's Play Time!! by *Darklight-phoenixStudy by ~phoenix132Drapery Study Durer by =AmBr0
05 - O-Ren Ishii by ~PreetikaSharma:thumb
FEATURE: 2011 Summary of Art memes!Less than a day to 2012! It's time to show our year of art and hope the next one will be even better! Enjoy your fellow deviants' and your own works and improvement achieved in 2011! With your support, I hope this to become my annual art feature.
Not even half of people who voted they'll make a meme made one. How very disappointing. Just kidding! But, not to worry, I also picked some great memes by myself making it at least a big feature if not huge.
Disclaimer: I don't answer for any feeling of dizziness after browsing through this feature.
Try not to if possible.
2011 Art Summary by *BooYeh2011 Summary Of Art by ~Menco
2011 Summary Of Art by *silverz7772011 Summary of Art by ~BlkFlamez2011 Summary of Art by *lightrainbow
2011 Summery by *Jenniej922011 Summary of art by ~Lys-AntigoneArt of 2011 by *acjub
2011 Summary by ~Cloud-Strife-KunSummary of Art - 2011 by *OliviasArtwork2011 Art Summary by *Ilojleen
If you like the contest, please help to support it and spread the word by faving this Journal, or linking to it somewhere. Scroll down for absolutely amazing list of contest prizes you can win.
Please read everything carefully and if there's something you don't understand, or you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
An artwork of your animal friend
By an animal friend, I mean your own pet, but it can also be your family pet, family dog for example, as well as some animal you're closely connected to and love very much, like that one special horse of your granddad's you made friends with and love to ride.
Does my animal friend have to be..uhm...alive?
No. I even encourage making an artwork of an animal you loved very much, but unfortunately is no longer with you, for whichever reason. Always wanted to draw your dog you spent so many wonderful years together? Now's a good time.
Introduce us to your animal friend
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 24
Everybody Dies by ~Hoshi-no-UmaNever too old ... by ~Curlie-11
I Can Fly - My Angel Gave Me Wings by ~Sugar-HPhelps by ~Skippy-sScreaming Red Kite by =AmBr0
Guidance by *AnEnchantedSpiritScreamin' Freedom by =KW-ScottSully Erna - Sinner's Prayer by *Ilojleen
Lucifer by ~Hoshi-no-UmaLe monde de l'au-dela by =Zwoing-+-Rainy day-+- by *TalviEnkeli
Timberwolf by ~YouWillBeSurprised-+-Coming storm-+- by *TalviEnkeliCrunch - Mother Nature by *Darklight-phoenix
Reach by ~wolfsnite:thumb176608822:Michael's Eye by =Aty-S-Behsam
Her Name Was Elizabeth by =Aty-S-BehsamDscf0011 011 by ~Evil-Fairy-KittenSurprise Visitor! by *Vishw
Niall by ~SquirrelGirl15:thumb321067519:Where To Next, Navigator? by ~4everSabi
Dancing for your soul by ~rosaBowHold On by *ErinM313-Figure Devil by *Altarior
Tigress -pencil by *LisaCrowBurkeHouse M.D. by =Paul-Shanghaiwoman portrait by ~mrxdijon
Mandy Butler by ~BrickRed1Icy Magician by *AltariorSir Ian Mckellen by *HyperionDreams
Pride and Prejudice by ~phoenix132Green Eyes by ~BrickRed1Marilyn by =KW-Scott
Kaley Cuoco by =AmBr0Better Off Dead by *luckynumber44Benedict Cumberbatch by ~Miss-Catherine
Jairo by *DloriTAVanessa Mae by ~AlexRose312One flew over my cup of coffee....... by ~ZaphodX23
Burton and Depp by *TheOtherViviTiger by *eriick13Ram by *eriick13
COFFEE Motherfucker! do you drink it....... by ~ZaphodX23sleeping lily by ~HiiroNoYukiMerlin, smile by ~Miss-Catherine
Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba by ~tanjadrawingSaeglopur by ~phoenix132Mockingjay by ~Curlie-11
Emma Watson by ~tanjadrawing:thum
Huge Weekly Features!Nothing too interesting and new to report. Currently experimenting with various new stuff. Lets see what comes out of it all. Hopefully at least something will be a success.
Gecko on Rocks by ~heavenhelSilence in Hell by *Blacleria
Deshi Basara by ~ISG-ArtDay 175 - ACEO Drawing Project for Charity by *secrets-of-the-pen
thirst by *szog88Hero of Helm's Deep by =SvenjaLiv
Compassion Series: Invisible World by ~jialu Zel by ~LaurasMuse
Sketch by ~denismayerjrcheetah drawing by ~sharppower
SH - Shadow Skull by *cpn-blowfishDeeDee by *paullung
I cannot guarantee your safety... by *Artsy50Fili... by *Artsy50
Kili... by *Artsy50X.T.I.N.A. by ~A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-O
Wet by =AmBr0The Hound and The Little Bird by *DavidDeb
Coriolanus by ~ISG-ArtLilija by *Ilojleen
Daughter of Winterfell by *DavidDebSandor Glegane by *DavidDeb
A Legend Reborn by *DavidDebEmilia Clarke Commission by *IleanaHunter
Mila Kunis Commission by *IleanaHunterCharlize Theron by *ChrisWoo61
Taste of Winter by ~darkmatter257Butterfly by =sidneyeileen
Sansa Stark by *FeydrimBlack Death by ~SecondGoddess
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 25
Darragh..... by ~ZaphodX23Gazette - Reita by ~ichigonekogirl
Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by =Aty-S-Behsam2012 United States Election Escutcheon by ~BuckleyTypographicsCommission: Alaude by =Jibari-chanHyozanryu by ~AlexRose312
Maggy by *Jenniej92:thumb297784458:The Wanderer by *feainne:thumb287033820:
BLS: Envoy of the Beginning by ~AlexRose312Leona Lewis by ~elenouska15Sherlock Holmes by ~phoenix132Mila Kunis by *Cindy-R
Wet by =AmBr0Carmen by *ChristinaMandySketch Card : NIALL HORAN by ~ShErLoCkAh0LIQuEVictor Creed by ~SchizophrenicUnicorn
Chrome and Titanium by *AltariorIn the night by ~PhaedrisElle Driver (AKA Californian Mountain Snake) by =Paul-Shanghai
Deep Trouble WIP by ~BuckleyTypographicsDaisy by ~SquirrelGirl15Kaiden Hawke by *ErinM31
Some say... by *TheOtherVivi:thumb329146356:-+-Late evening-+- by *TalviEnkeli
Babydoll by ~xxsensiHigh Tea delights by *Darklight-phoenixThe Lost Paradise by *feainne
BlueJay by ~LovelySparrow'Scarlet Used to be an Innocent Girl...' by =Aty-S-BehsamQueens Of Metal II by ~ArtGoldArt
Alive in our memories by ~DariaDzyubaDeshi Basara by ~ISG-ArtIan Somerhalder as Damon II by *Ilojleen
Kill Bill (Part 1) by =Paul-ShanghaiSketch Card : HOLMES by ~ShErLoCkAh0LIQuEBug Dragon by *Altarior
.:Xena:. by *ChristinaMandyFlow by ~rahultokasRobert Cornell Jr by *visualwings
Dscf0011 011 by ~Evil-Fairy-KittenBlack Forest by *Darklight-phoenixgive me more by ~LovelySparrow
-+-Siren's possession-+- by *TalviEnkeliNiall by ~SquirrelGirl15Stranger #57 by ~springz10
All Of These Dreams by ~ChristieMarsW A R R I O R by *robdolbsIn the Water by ~ChristieMars
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 26 (130+ works)If you like the feature, why not support and promote your fellow artists' (and your own) works featured here by the Journal to help it spread and more people see it.
With every new month of these features, there's more and more great artists and amazing works popping up. Keep on with the awesomeness!
Magical Trio by ~Jessica17Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by =Aty-S-Behsam
Tree by *RadishStickRed Fox White Rose - pencil by *LisaCrowBurkeSelf Portrait by ~boogiebear95Lion... by ~extra97
:thumb334651219:Skin by ~sinakasrohelineGambit by *ErinM31Safe by ~LoVeras
I Stand Alone (Tom Hiddleston) by *arthawk87Furtive Lungs by ~3rdwheelerWet by =AmBr0Sketch Card : SCARF by ~ShErLoCkAh0LIQuE
Natalie Portman by ~ruan-aIncoming Storm 2012_1022 by ~PhaedrisEmotion by ~ruan-a
Sasha resting by ~PhaedrisEyelash Pit Viper ( Pencil Work ) by ~enigmatic-freakBIC eye by ~photonline
Angelina by ~3rdwheelerIn Darkness by ~ruan-a-+-Late evening-+- by *TalviEnkeli
Charcoal Portrait Final by *LisaCrowBurkeYour Light by *ErinM31Oblivion by ~sinakasroheline
Il Mio Amore, Il Violino by =Forty-FathomsJames Bond (AKA Daniel Craig) by =Paul-ShanghaiEnola - German Boxer by ~kornrad
winterID by =cloe-patragull by =cloe-patraKitty by ~XiiiBeatoSensei
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt.16
Girl with pretty hair by ~Neira7The View Revisited by *AnEnchantedSpirit
Fade to black by *DloriTAKoji Vinyl - Motion Photograph by =BonvalletWhite Horse by ~kiwimuncher
Brad by ~Pooooli-+-One starry night-+- by *TalviEnkeliRebecca Hardwood 04 by `phydeau
Life goes on... by *Elwing-IsilielAutumn 4 by ~TalestrissBarack Obama by *OliviasArtwork
Sight by ~momokomikakookayAnimals and flowers. by *VeIra-girlElina and Xanthe FINAL by *LilaeaBluecoat
shine by ~StefansiderLa Dih.Doh La...More Nutrients by ~RottaCIn stiches by ~sparrowsong83
Husky puppy by *AnkaAI3Arsene Wenger by ~LAEllisHere and There by ~Wiggsly
Dude, that's gay. by ~scaryzwerEternal Love in Stone by ~MyEbOnYeYeSDavid Tennant by ~LoudSkies
everlasting peace by =amethystmoonsong:thumb275554060:Flute by ~KerstinSchroeder
Hrithik by *VishwReptile Eye by ~AliciaMarieCreationsIntoxicated Chapter 1 by =Saiyandudette
Rainbows by ~InkydropsMen Who Hate Women PT cover - pen by ~HoshisamaValmorJensen Ackles as Dean by *IlojleenThe Tudor Rose by ~ISG-Art
II I I II Cover by ~suki90Horse by ~neressiaAndrew Garfield by *bbfan77HP: Ron by *freshberries
European Goldfinch by ~little--grasshopperTrueMax Team by *AltariorIf only. . . by ~weirneich92
little less conversation by ~RockAllNightI'm no Jesus.. by ~InfernoIngContemplate by =pbird12You Fall in Love. You lose by ~JairoxD
:thumb268444965:Bloodlust by *Blacleriareflections. by ~briannam7900
Happy New Year 2012 by ~karthik82Invocation by =ArmideHarry Potter by =sam-guentherTamara by ~raindropcatcher
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 30
Coffee Kiss by *dreamarianCount To Ten by ~HiiroNoYuki
Better Off Dead by *luckynumber44Guilin Memories by =Paul-ShanghaiJennifer Garner by ~BlueAngel271183The scariest monster-time itself by *VeIra-girl
:thumb356364248:To a Great Mind... by ~ShErLoCkAh0LIQuETeen Wolf by *luckynumber44Absol 2.0 by ~AlexRose312
Ostrich by ~AdnivBorn to serve by ~SuiPumpkinA Different World by ~AlexRose312Entwined by ~AlexRose312
Robert Downey Jr. by ~BlueAngel271183Something by ~Just-a-LittleDreamerWaves of Mystery by ~PencilHead1313Akame by ~jennieannie
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by ~SquirrelGirl15Northbound Train by ~PencilHead1313Rainbow Snake by *RadishStick
velvet and lace 3 by ~HiiroNoYukiThe Wallflowers by ~Just-a-LittleDreamerAlien by =Paul-Shanghai
Spirit of The Raven Warrior by =SweediesArtEyes in the Sky by =AmBr0Passion for Music by =SweediesArt
Regina by ~alice-castielDeath of the Raven Warrior by =SweediesArtOld Woman Smoking by ~alfredorf22
-+-Stairs from the past-+- by *TalviEnkeliOnce there was the light by *freshberriesBreaking Bad (Final) by ~alfredorf22
Pair of Parrots by ~yarivtElsa the golden retriever by ~05emort123The ones who give me eargasms by *Ilojleen
With a Guitar In My Hands by ~ChristieMarsCash 'n' Dylan by ~Just-a-LittleDreamerlittle lanterns by =cloe-patra
The Doctor and his Ponds by ~SuiPumpkinred flower by =cloe-patrabutterfly2 by =cloe-patra
Togetherness by =Parabuteo78The Queen by ~yarivtWhy crying? by ~yarivt
Traditional Damon Picspam, 2 mini damons by ~05emort123Black Bird by ~AdnivCherish Forever by ~jennieannie
Lenore and Krille by ~kornradSketch Card : HOLMES by ~ShErLoCkAh0LIQuEPCA Icons by ~alice-castiel
Tutorial: do huge features really fast and easyA Journal „tutorial“ aka „save time and make your dA life easier“.
I just couldn't watch my fellow deviants doing the features the most tiring and time consuming ways anymore, while there is much simpler and really fast way of dealing with big features, as big as the Journal limit allows if necessary, and I will share how. It's up to you if you wanna start using it too.
It's really nothing special, just an incredibly useful method I figured along the way, through my long featuring „career“. Also, maybe it will give motivation to more people to start making features, small or big, and help support their favorite artists, artists who deserve much more recognition and feedback, introduce unknown great artists and their art they found to others, etc.
The „tutorial“ is divided in 2 parts:
1. Featuring artwork collected though Polls/Journals made especially for that
2. Featuring artwork from your Favorites
1. Featuring ar
Big Weekly Features!Hope you enjoy the features. Go post your thumbnails to Watchers Feature poll if you want to get featured this month. Hope you all have a great weekend!
BiggerTheBetter.nellyFURTADO by ~A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-ODarkest Night. by *dreamarian
The Consulting Criminal by ~SecondGoddessMetamorphosis by ~KatePowellArtFar away from you by =Aeternum-Art
missed call by ~BlakravellNew Night by *Lub-AdSilent Fighter by ~ffnana
Eyelash Pit Viper ( Pencil Work ) by ~enigmatic-freakFew are Angels by *AF-studios
The Part of us... by ~ChristoferaxxCool self-shot? by ~VencaSeitl
Oeil bleu/Blue eye by ~Sadness40The melody of the night by *Leonidafremov
:Moonbathing by ~CocodrilloLo specchio dell'anima by ~DiegoKoi
Feature For Contest Prize Donors & Judges!
Hope by ~Passion91Gold by ~Passion91
Lonesome by *artorifreedomThe Guardian by *artorifreedom
Flesh and Stone by *N0rksAssassins Creed :: Ezio by *N0rks
-+-Their last crusade-+- by *TalviEnkeli-+-Mystic forest-+- by *TalviEnkeli
Misha Collins by *aurelia-accFrodo and the Witch King by *aurelia-acc
The Vampire Diaries by *Ilojleen30 Seconds To Mars by *Ilojleen
More Than Friends: EunHae by ~mmh1516:thumb274554083:
Paul Walker - For Paula by *robdolbsThis World Is Not Real by *robdolbs
Time can hurt Close Up by *BlacleriaBloodlust by *Blacleria
Summer Soul II by =pbird12Wonder by =pbird12
Lady Draugris by `EmberRoseArtYavieneth by the stream by `EmberRoseArt
Golden eye - Lemur by ~cloudmilkEnd of the night by ~cloudmilk
Uva by =anmeherWaiting For You by =anmeher
Katniss Everdeen by ~BKLH362Drowning In a Fruit Salad by ~BKLH362
life.. is like a bubble.. by ~Sugar-HSunlight Silence by ~Sugar-H
Someone to Blame: Cast by =Aty-S-BehsamMichael Sullivan (Autumnal Equinox) by =Aty-S-Behsam
Pout by *HoudaShamsDark Shadows by *HoudaShams
I Am the Cosmos by ^SRudyA-Bomb by ^SRudy
Mighty+Bo by *JustABeautifulDreamHighway Man by *JustABeautifulDream
Sorrow by *arthawk87Can you feel it? - Jared Leto by *arthawk87
The Half Series - Katy Perry by *IleanaHunterThe Half Series: Keira by *IleanaHunter
Strumpet and Trollop by `AthenaTT9 Weeks by `AthenaTT
Sufficient. by *dreamarianDon't ask, don't tell... by *dreamarian
Ballerina by ~SquirrelGirl15Raven by ~SquirrelGirl15
Daeva by `TiaVonI am a Panda :D by `TiaVon
The results + misc. info + Big Weekly Features!The results
First, the results of that "Watchers Feature!" test some of you helped with: after 2 weeks there's still less Favs than people featured on the latest one http://diamond4girl.deviantart.com/journal/WATCHERS-FEATURE-pt-23-318773207 , but nonetheless, with some more Favs than usual, the feature ended up in the Footer for about a day and half and your works have been seen by 3-4 times more people than usual. (1100+ on the latest one vs. >400 views on the few previous ones). Thank you all who helped with the test. I consider my theory relatively proved, so it's up to you what you do in the future. Btw, glad some of you finally figured out you can fav Journals!
In case you missed it, but you're interested, I wrote a little "tutorial" on making features, especially big/huge ones and all in extremely time saving and easy way AND with your thumbs all arranged nicely in your Journal http://diamond4girl.deviantart.com/journal/Tutoria
Big Weekly Features!
Call of Cthulhu, Arkham horror by *henning
Yo Man by ~bleuieThe Great Forest by ~firedudewraith
Hawaiian Green Turtle by *LilaeaBluecoatLight Read: a Hand Study by *IleanaHunter
My little Secret by =zummerfishDean Winchester by ~AmandaTolleson
Way to Eternity... by =Aeternum-Art:thumb265887933:
Straight-edge Physics by ~OneWithMyself:thumb264852884:
Life and Death by =Aeternum-ArtThe Open Door by *Juli-SnowWhite
Temple of doom by ~phillhoskingBridge of Khazad-Dum by *kerembeyit
equilibrium by ~jpotatoeHey Girl by ~bleuie
Baby dragon by *ElenaDudinaFriends by =ForestGirl
Fail game by ~COFFEES-timeChristian Bale by =AmBr0
Defiance by =Thubakabra:thumb266331461:
Keep in Touch!
`ChewedKandi has certainly gone out of her way to keep the vector community on the right path. Always making sure that her talents are infinitely scalable, Sharon has put her bezier curves to excellent use, and firmly anchored herself as an inspirational leader. We're absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for June 2013 to `ChewedKandi. Congratulations, Sharon! Read More