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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
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 AwkwardMooseySummary 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
Huge Weekley Features!
Peaceful Kingfisher by rlcreatifBecause Tonight by TitusBoy25
Snowy Nose by Lianne-Issa:thumb264355496:A flare of Keira by Sikoian
You don't Belong to this World by LadyPinguACEO - Sam Worthington by SecondGoddessAngel of death for Spiral back design by Anna-Marine
World of Magic by SnuffleBunnyYES OR NO by benke33
Kurt Cobain by IrisBoumanTogetherApart by Sikoian
:thumb269553585:Twiggy Minimal by IleanaHunter
Human Skull by arthawk87The Night Visitor by LadyEvilArts
Autumn Mantra by Oer-WoutWorld Inside My Heart by ForestGirl
:thumb270160118:The Birds call me .... by Aeternum-Art
Melancholy by Aeternum-Art:thumb269397646:
Sands of Time - Draw-Along by pbird12:thumb269710726:
Winterheart by EmberRoseArtSailor moon - As good as gold by El-Ste
Viggo MORTENSEN by Sadness40Quorra 2 by VencaSeitl
Shark Bait by naturalshocksCastiel by AmandaTolleson
Nude Study IV by IleanaHunter
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt.20
Michael Sullivan (Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-BehsamMarlon Brando as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz by Menco
Going to work by AnkaAI3Gift by Armide-+-Searching for Yggdrasil-+- by TalviEnkeli
Pink by VidrerYour Light by ErinM31green-eyed by Stefansider
The Hunger Games by QuackamosHome by hoernchen610Trust by Neira7
Sully Erna - Sinner's Prayer by IlojleenDavid Tennant VS Hameleon. by VeIra-girlAdriana by SquirrelGirl15
Stars in the Night by YukiKoiDoorway into freedom by Darklight-phoenix667 by TheDarkenedBride
The Navy by ChipWhitehouseSnow Run by C-S-Marcy:thumb291095429:
Just Breath by HoudaShamsHappy Birthday TH! by badgerflightThe Storyteller by SecondGoddess
Brandon....... by ZaphodX23Robert Redford by AmBr0Gulf Fritillary by KW-ScottMargarita Seredjuk by Aliyona
Chord G Doodle by karthik82James Franco - "127 hours" by detentum-clamorDead by ApplebeeJuice
Sam Winchester by RiftyDown Under by BlackwolfSilverpawWaiting Eyes by madam-lara-croftUnity divides - Jared Leto by arthawk87
Frozen rose by SandraHultsvedThe Cave by emily3371Allite by BrickRed1Balance by CaptainNuss
Thinking of you by weirneich92 oh Mandy by xxsensiForest Song by redenchantress
A Study In Blue by phoenix132Let The Flames Begin by Shigdioxin
Previous WATCHERS FEATURES!:
pt. 19 http://diamond4girl.deviantart.com/journal/WATCHERS-FEATURE-pt-19-293873990 pt. 18 http://di
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
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
:thumb300127710:Michael 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
Big Weekly Features!
BB Chu by paullung
End of the night by cloudmilkC o n t e m p l a t i o n by Shum-aMountain serenity by AndreeWallin
Mermaid and merman - Pencil by VictoriaVerebelyiSadness by sakimichanBlack Sun Detail by DDzim
Sherlock by SecondGoddessAntoni Gaudi's dragon. by dreamarianCommission for Elwood-Edward-Howes by cantieuhy
Crypt scene by Tai-atariWorship Cellar scene by Tai-atari
Fireplace by Tai-atariThe Bridge by Gate-To-Nowhere
i'm here by TurqooseElementary by Sheridan-J
Heath by pbird12Orange Communication by Shum-a
In the Woods... by feainneFragile Peace by MJWilliam
Youthful by Shum-aLife Without A Soul by Nawaf-Alhmeli
Lanterns and the Moon by kerembeyit:thumb268534363:
Traditional Art Favorites of 2013!2012 • 2011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008
Another year is almost over and it's time for my 6th annual traditional art feature of artworks submitted in the year of 2013!
This is probably 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: how does one decide which works to include in this little collection when, just from thi
Huge Weekly Features!
Stay - Ryan Gosling by arthawk87in blood 2 by Blakravell
Morning Doves by EnchantedWhispersArtHarmony by PerlaMarina
Out Of The Ashes by sanguisGelidusTyrion Lannister - Hero of the Blackwater by MaTTcomGO
Night by Aeternum-ArtDaenerys Targaryen by Katerina-Art
Somberwald Sage by SteveArgyleDucks by AmBr0
Godswood at Winterfell by DavidDebDavid 8 by SecondGoddess
the language of crows by EmberRoseArtNeytiri Wallpaper the real one by SteveDelamare
:thumb150057073:Eye study in flesh tone by jane-beata
Tired by HeatherzartSeeing Double by Heatherzart
The Blessing by IronshodSherlock Holmes 007+ by 403shiomi
Tears Of Rain by NatsPearlCreation:thumb196718639:
Pensieve lady in red by Lianne-IssaSilver and Gold by denismayerjr
SWAN by Sylwia77Loki by Pencil-Stencil
FAQWhat pencils and supplies do you most often use? (Including coloured pencils )
For graphite drawings I use a fairly basic set of tools and I do have preferred brands. I mainly use Tombow Mono 100 pencils, Tombow Mono Zero Erasers, Blu-Tack (instead of a kneaded eraser), Tortillions, colour shaper and Tissue if I'm blending. I mainly use a smooth plate finish paper for graphite drawings, my preferred brand is Mellotex, but I also use Winsor and Newton Extra Smooth Bristol board. My essential kit is here http://pbird12.deviantart.com/gallery/30897635#/d5euwgp it's not exhaustive, but it's what I use most of all.
For coloured pencil drawings I use Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Blu-Tack and occasionally a touch of white acrylic for highlights if I've lost them in the colouring process. I like a Hot Pressed Watercolour paper for colour pencil drawings. It's smooth enough to keep everything looking ni
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I already told you about it; I am holding a new contest for all type of artist, and when I say all type of artist, I mean ALL TYPE OF ARTIST!!
Since I know it's really hard to pick a winner when there is also literature, and it could become an unfair voting in a competition, I'll divide it into categories, and in each category there will be a winner, with prizes of course!
THEME: inspire yourself with my photography
What I mean with this is that if you're a drawer (for example) you can either draw one of my pictures or create a new one that has been inspired by any of my pictures. This works for traditional/digital painting and literature.
IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOMANIPULATION: this will be different. I will give you a theme, and you will do something with it. They will have to be human portraits.
- The theme is: LUST
The contest will be divided in three:
traditional and digital drawing/painti
Showcasing the Showstoppers: 8This is my monthly feature from: :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
These are some of the wonderful works by traditional artist on show in the group.
Please :iconheartblueplziconheartblueplz: and support these amazing artists...and keep a look out for next month's article!
Amanda Seyfried by 7-Year-BytchAida by R151n9
Ville Valo by IlojleenPando creeping by baconworm"I'm living every day" by GothvmFrankenstein's Monster by hoernchen610
:thumb264547715:intimate moments by rak78374A fotozas orome by tacsitimeaAbraham Lincoln by rahultokas
Megan Fox by burnyourdreamsBlocks by trixxxJason ISAACS by Sadness40Missing You by yvonne29
Elizabeth Taylor Minimal by IleanaHunter:thumb262834914:Somewhere in Time portrait by noelingChocky by LilaeaBluecoat
Self portrait by Spydi-melOut of this place by BrunoIsidro:thumb262436115::thumb256370375:
Her Roses by SeaSpryte:thumb265948221:Natalie Portman by Sharapat
Katrina Kaif by vipinkabadiRoe by Loomiq:thu
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature
:icondeviantartloveplz:Hello fellow deviants!:icondeviantartloveplz:
Please feel free to this news article so that many more people can enjoy these wonderful deviations!
:iconTheFavouriteShowcase: is a wonderful group that not only showcases some beautiful deviations but also helps in its promotion as well.This week's article is about FLOWER POWER.Enjoy!
The Enchanted Flower by FrosinaIlievskapoppy by cloe-patra
frozen. by Cocoouejust the way you are by morettinaLetting go by dukeofspade
pins II by indojo:thumb25195
The Favourite Showcase Feature: Pretty In GraphiteThe Favourite Showcase Feature: Pretty In Graphite - Males
All of the great art below can be found in the lovely group :iconTheFavouriteShowcase:.
If you find something you like in here (and you're bound to!), please visit the artist and leave a comment and/or a fav! If you're feeling especially enthusiastic of this feature, a fav for this journal would be great, so that more people may see it!
Sam Shepard by ayaz-yildiz Musical trance by Aniusia483
Got a buck to spare? by KristinaGehrmann Slash by CristinaC75 We Create Our Own Destiny by Suanin
Robert Pattinson by Maggy-P Adam Lambert by acjub Stay with Me by Cataclysm-X
Lover of life, singer of songs by argentinian-queen I'm Stained by You by Louisalings Wentworth Miller by nataliebeth
:Mad Hatter: by Maggy-P patrick stewart by thorn64 wolverine by thorn64
Origins : James Howlett by SiddharthNagarajan
Earlier posts in this series:
* The Favourite Showcase F
Twenty under TwentyIt's that time of the week again, when we show off twenty of the most under-appreciated works of art in the club's gallery! This features series is intended to give more exposure to art which deserves it.
Here's the list of folks who work every week to bring you this feature!
Here's my selection for this week - lots of colour! Enjoy!
Old Memories by CGsomnium
Scarlett Johansson by willi-kun IVAN KOMARENKO by blanket86 Fleur-selfportrait by Chrispastel
memories by skullbaby13 Golden Light by Cecelia004 redbeauty by ykusika
autumn still life by thestargazer23 Feelings by kowelvain
Make sure you check out all of the past Twenty under Twenty features, and browse around the gallery here: h
Contest - The Blood is the Life...."No man knows till he experiences it, what it is like to feel his own life-blood drawn away into the woman he loves."
UPDATE 1: Contest end date has changed : NEW DATE 30 September 2012, if you want to know why, note me, if not, start drawing
UPDATE 2: Some new prices have been added for the first, second and third place... good luck everybody
UPDATE 3: General Request : you can also use red (pencils) on other elements then blood, but don't overdo it please....
UPDATE 4: Some new prices have been added for the first, second and third place... good luck everybody
UPDATE 5: Some new generous donations to the prices
UPDATE 6 : Some new entries, only 13 days to goo....
UPDATE 7 : Some new entries, only 8 days to goo....
I decided to add a 4th price, out of all the entries, I will pick the winner (together with some helping friends). I will also add a poll, so all viewers can chose the best, call it a public price
CPC Member Interviews - Issue #05: *pbird12:iconpbird12:
My name besides pbird12 is Paula McDonald (no Ronald or Old MacDonald jokes, please!). In my head I am 20 years old and will be forever; sadly, in earth years I am a wee bit older than this. I’m 33. I am Scottish and live with my fiancé and two beautiful children. My little boy is 2 and my little girl is 5.
Do you remember when you started drawing? Did something or someone in particular inspire you to pick up your pencils?
"I always drew as a kid and loved Art class at school, but was never able to draw people - I found it very frustrating. When I left school I went to college and studied Graphic Design for 3 years, and I think it turned me against art in general - I hated it! So, I didn't draw for more than 10 years. I started drawing realism when I joined dA, so about 15 months or so ago, and now I can draw people!"
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:
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