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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
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
:thumb329221444:cheetah 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 ChrisWoottonArt
Taste of Winter by darkmatter257Butterfly by sidneyeileen
Sansa Stark by FayerenBlack Death by SecondGoddess
Huge Weekly Features!
:thumb331164362:Sherlock - Painting by Lasse17
Emergence by Lianne-IssaWhisper by lpetersThe Holmes by Alea-Lefevre
water is life by aixado31 Flavors by euclaseTyrion by DavidDeb
Code of Chivalry by DavidDebAvengers by yinyumingMan of Steel by DavidDeb
Cyberman by RahbGeeExterminate, maybe? by RahbGee
The Orrery by SecondGoddessWhere are you? by AlessiaPelonzi
Chris Evans by A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-OThe Blogger by naturalshocks
Shadows by naturalshocks:thumb330854865:
Game of Thrones by noei1984Afghanistan or Iraq? by naturalshocks
The Cipher by naturalshocksThrough an ordinary eye by Trichardsen
Geoffrey RUSH by Sadness40Not Okay by naturalshocks
Waiting for you by ZindyOn fire by ElenaDudina
Elusive by HeatherzartGeranio by raulrk
Big Weekly Features!
There Was a Time by youngmoonsMilla Jovovich by A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-O
Billie Joe Armstrong - Pencil Drawing by D17rulezDean by LindaMarieAnsonDark side of Alex by V-4-VENGEANCE
Imperial Twilight by Yoann-LosselNext Stop: Everywhere by SaimainReach Out and Touch Faith by ImaginaryRosse
Loki da Vinci by Cataclysm-XAragorn's Tomb by AuroraWienhold
Davy JONES by Sadness40:thumb288363459:
meltdown by V-4-VENGEANCEThe Wild Hunt by Yoann-Lossel
Old trees and little lakes by TickclickPren Voie des Cimes by Yoann-Lossel
Lord of Chaos by LindaMarieAnsonThorin Oakenshield by AmandaTolleson
Water Snake by ElXi-AmeynSugar Plum Fairy by Yoann-Lossel
Loki by AnnikeAndrewsTempus Fugit by Yoann-Lossel
Meet the Gods by SecondGoddessMing Dynasty by goldfishkangSmith by Blakravell
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 27 (100 works)Why not help support and promote your fellow artists' (and your own) works featured here by the Journal if you like the feature.
From the Ashes by ErinM31Ethan Hawke by Jeanne-Lui
BLS: Envoy of the Beginning by AlexRose312:thumb329476637:Sherlock Holmes by SchizophrenicUnicornTom Hiddleston III by SecondGoddess
Series Sherlock-ATC1 by zakkiya29Stairway - iogee pen drawing by HoshisamaValmorArwen by SchizophrenicUnicornRemembrance Day by Trigar
:thumb339434895:Peter and Tink by XiiiBeatoSenseiQuietude by CaptainNuss
Rebecca 7556 by phydeau-+-Late evening-+- by TalviEnkeliWar Games by HoudaShams
100 Suns by arthawk87In Darkness I Dwell - Tom Hiddleston by arthawk87sparrows by cloe-patra
a bottle full of magic by cloe-patraDachshund by ReenaH78Little One by Paul-Shanghai
bumblebee by cloe-patraChange your Fate by XiiiBeatoSenseiBirdie Bird Bird by Adniv
Trick Or Treat by zakkiya29Squirrel by AdnivTwilight: Edward and Bella by tanjadrawing
Alive by PhaedrisMad as a Hatter by SchizophrenicUnicornMR HULK by 05emort123
Norwegian Fjord Rai by AdnivBlonde Bond _complete by 05emort123Ferret Demi by Altarior
Encounter with the divine by Phaedriswtf... by sojuponSquish by zakkiya29
Storm by ErinM31Titanic by TrigarA New Leaf by emily3371
Respect The Models Sign XXL by KiLLERdjayDeep Blue by HoudaShamsCloud Strife by tincek-marincek
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 28
flaunting shadows by VahnKiraStrumpet and Trollop by AthenaTT
Born to serve by SuiPumpkinMother of Dragons by SuiPumpkinGrandma's Portrait by yarivtBaldur by White--Whiskers
Chaotic child by freaky208Sun and Snow (Anahita - Painting with a Mouse) by Aty-S-BehsamStairway - iogee pen drawing by HoshisamaValmorI Stand Alone - Tom Hiddleston by arthawk87
Brothers by alice-castielDark Knight by alice-castielDangerous by SweediesArt
Little Innocence by OonaghAncaireBattleDrops of sunshine by freaky208Raw by HoudaShams
Trapped... by freaky208Sweet Evil by acjubReflection by VahnKira
Holmes Banners by alice-castielAir Mail by HoudaShamsStefanie by YouWillBeSurprised
Kaiden Hawke by ErinM31Some say... by ViviDybowskiPara o meu querido amigo by AnkaAI3
The Nightmare by SweediesArt-+-These warm evenings of winter...-+- by TalviEnkeliYour Light by ErinM31
Pair of Parrots by yarivtsnail+daisy3 by cloe-patrathe mermaid by xxsensi
winterID by cloe-patraSee my Soul by acjubGandalf the Grey by Fantaasiatoidab
christmasID by cloe-patraPure and Simple by Paul-ShanghaiI'll go with you by Fantaasiatoidab
On the guard by AnkaAI3Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes III by IlojleenJohnny Depp by Laleesh-eats
An Angel of the Lord by SecondGoddessJensen Ackles VS Puma by VeIra-girlIron Man by Paul-Shanghai
'The Hibernal Solstice' by Aty-S-BehsamScars Of The Past by ArtGoldArtAddicted to Books by SweediesArt
Let Love In by Before-I-SleepRed Mountains by emily3371Mila Kunis by PauliDiaz
Italy. Venice. Bridges. by VeIra-girlCharlotte and Marlie by AthenaTT:thumb
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. 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 HelenePietAdele by Sierra-la
From the shelter of my mind (Tom Hiddleston) by arthawk87Castiel by TalestrissMini Tom by Pencil-StencilDusk by HoudaShams
Lunch Time by sharmz:thumb280601855::thumb315825295:
Respect The Models Sign XXL by KiLLERdjayWindows 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 ErinM31:thumb315973066:Zhang 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 acjub:thumb313784897:
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
Huuuge Weekly Features!There hasn't been Weekly Features! for a while so you get an extra big one this time! Hope you enjoy! The Watchers Features! will be submitted in a day or two so you still have time to paste your thumbs.
Art Updates: very slow progressing graphite triptych, abandoned colored pencil drawing and white pencil drawing on black paper are currently on my table, no idea when I'll be able to finish any of them since I have an overwhelming number of exams and other uni stuff this month and then all the finals the next month.
New Year's Art "Resolution": I could write here a long list of things I'd like to do, like to try out, etc. and the list wouldn't be unrealistic, unlikely to accomplish, but yet I know it's maybe the best to just set a general minimum of any 1 work per month, although I know I might not even be able to pull off as little as that...
Wonderful Artworks!Some of my recent faves I think these are awesome!
Speedpaint by lithrielAriel by rianbowartcartographer by Chaotic-Muffinsummer rain by hayzyHead sketches by rianbowartELLA by PlusNine:thumb331667236:The Veil by alifannblab blab blab by Miles-JohnstonThe Blue girl by Mapache-SaladoMy Coolest Boyfriend by ZombieyueIntense return by Mapache-SaladoLiv Tyler by MariaNovikovaMemento Mori by JenniferHealyWHERE'S WALDA by EddieHollyArawak by Rustveld"S" by PinkParasol186 by StudioUndertheMoonElizabeth Taylor Minimal by IleanaHunter.. by hoooook:thumb297976599::thumb329928839:Love by adollableThe sound of the ocean by AuroraWienholdLilac by oireveslice by turningshadowIt lasts forever by AlexToothMelodia by frecklefaced29Indian Chief by targetllwiseman by alrasyidAutumn wind by kosharik69violin by SssssergiuQuick Study Golden Snitch by JalbhennSilent ghosts. by laura-makabreskuLandscape 7 by SnowSkadiJourney to the Mine by jcbarquetBallpoint Pen Big Wings by kleinmeliHair by Bea-GonzalezA September Remembrance by kkartGo go by David681Grand Illusion by robrey.. by hoooookFace Time by babsdrawslight by derekjones.:Simplicity:. by LT-Arts:thumb328426773:grapefruit by turningshadowGray. by Fezat1:thumb33094
Amazing Artworks!!Some of my recent faves I think these are awesome!
Hiding by Huyen-n00bNUDE MALE XXV by frstphzeKiwan by Laura-Ferreiravalkyrie by joanneyoungNaya by Huyen-n00b:thumb316713728::thumb316869811:Wild Calm by VampireHungerStrikeIntrospect by VampireHungerStrikeColorful outfit.. by NOUF7Manta Ray by Laura-FerreiraSelf Portrait from Life by AudreyBenjaminsenEsther Earl by AudreyBenjaminsenWhat are you reading? by ElephantWendigoLuminance by VampireHungerStrikePoison Ivy by aditya777Silk in Coloured pencils by hedspace77This Flower by hedspace77Emma Watson by AuroraWienholdThorn by JeremyLeachMasque by JeremyLeachstreet chic (ipad) by alextangweihaoTasha by robreyRapunzel by JDarnellwhat else do you bring me? by Toru-meowYana by EgorMisanthropyFree by yusa-ryoGolden by NellekeIn search of humans by jameswolfMichael Fassbender by Thubakabraww23 by metindemiralayRoost by LumichiEmma Watson - Scan of Drawing by Live4ArtInLAWind by RaynerAlencar:thumb326414283:Simper by neekaEtch by neekaCandy by rianbowartMagic the Gathering: Dryad Arbor by CryptcrawlerLouvre - Watercolor Study by AuroraWienholdLily by Briscottdisneyland concept by 0BOMusicale. by andokadesbois:thumb212949757:Johanna Herrstedt by David Luis by UltramelodicPocahontas2 by yusa-ryoAngel (light) by jameswolf:thumb122558006::thumb2871792
Paint my OC contest... semi-finalistsPaint my OC contest semi-finalists
And now I'm finally posting semi-finalists from our contest Paint my OC. Judges and even I was busy lately, so I hope you'll understand why they needed some time to make their decisions (after all... there was so many amazing entries). And I think it's time to finish this contest. All prizes you can check in this article. I hope I'll post winners tomorrow, so you won't have to wait too long.
What homework judges had Well, each judge had to choose 8 semi-finalists from each category (there was drawing category and painting/coloring category). Here in the journal I posted top 10 drawings/paintings which got most votes, from each category (paintings in journal are not in order from many to less votes...it's random).
Creativity is Cool Contest--less than one week!!!The Contest is over!!!! Now the judging shall begin!!!!!
We have decided our theme will be Creativity is Cool
This contest is somewhat different: We will provide you with different stock images: Four of people, four of interior shots, four of outdoor/landscape images and four 'unusual or 'difficult' images. Now your mission is to choose one (or more) of those and get as creative with it as possible! You can use any part of the stock images in any way you like--so long as it's recognizable as having come from the image. Imagine all the different possibles!
Here pure skill is not as important- A perfect portrait might get not as much recognition as a really creative piece with the same stock base.
THE STOCK IMAGES
CPC Member Interviews - Issue #07: =Diamond4girl:icondiamond4girl:
Hi! Most of you know me as Wicked-Illusion (I manage multiple accounts), while my real name is reserved only for the chosen ones. Just kiddin', but still, you can only have my initials for now: I.P. I'm from Croatia. Student. Will be 21 on the first day of summer.
Do you remember when you started drawing? Did something or someone in particular inspire you to pick up your pencils?
"Yes, it was in 2006 when I really started to draw. Although, ever since I was a kid, people had noticed that I was more interested in art, and maybe more talented, than other kids, and I probably did more artsy stuff than an average kid does. It all started with the discovery of ZindyZone, Zindy's personal website, so I have Zindy to thank for the fact that I even started to draw at all! I totally fell in
Challenge 6 - Angel/Evil - Top 5Congrats:
Sorry for making you wait for too long. This challenge doesn't have much entries like last challenge but more quality entries. That makes me so happy it means somehow we are improving. Isn't it cool?
Now I would love to announce 5 top entries here:
:iconsirocco-rc: - :iconmollus: - :iconlu--24: - :iconYun-Afezeria: - :iconAeylan:
Trust me, I want to have top 10, not only 5 at this time so bad cause there are some very nice other entries too. That's why it takes me more than a week to choose top 5 ;^;
And for peoples who couldn't make it this time, please don't be upset. As the point of this challenge is not for winning but for improving and it's like a motivation for us to draw/work more on art .
Please never stop working and improving your skills. Well, I have to back to practicing more now too, ^^
Please don't forget to drop all loves for out wonderful entries: http://hellobaby.devianta
The Darker Side of the SquareInspired by the weather we've been having lately.
I'm also letting you know, that I'll be a bit (more) inactive for a while, especially because I'm travelling to Sicily in September . Hopefully the weathers will be better there .
A touch of gold by kreativlink A Rose for the Forgotten Ones by songgryphon Lust by zuper Turn Back Now! by KrzysztofJedrzejak Imminent Plunge by Pi-Unresolved Conte dragon by hibbary Ombres et Lumieres by NicolasEvariste Morgirion by nightserpent Apocrita Showdown by Miguel-Santos Du bist in meinen Traum gestiegen by AnjaMillen Forgotten... by MartaC Beauty and The Beast by postapocalypsia The Mirror Pool by Karezoid Legs and Leaves by jimloomis I have hair - see? by MadameBink divided heart by TheFirstAngel Why me by popoks Derelict Machinery by 13thMurder Ins Wasser by Oer-Wout The Guide by nightserpent Crying in the Rain by q-118 The Blackberry Princess by Red-Clover Dressed In Decay CD Label by amorphisss Chromatic Nature by Mohain water still life by SvitakovaEva Snow in March by EliseEnchanted Diamonds aren't forever by XavierJamonet kill them. by Senju-HiMe Love In A Cage... by kharax Even Fish Dream by Gosia disappointed by AlicjaRodzik When I Grow Up by rekit Blacklight of Croftfalls by LadyCarnal Gimli by howard-shore Senses by yokisu
Twenty Under Twenty:iconbonslyguy: :iconthefavouriteshowcase: :iconfeatureplz:
Let's face it. Everyone wants their 15 minutes. Or in this case, 20 minutes. This weekly feature is for those artists out there who have the talent but may not have all of the viewers they'd like. All of these pieces have 20 favorites or less -- give these artists some support! And let's thank our awesome contributors that make this feature possible!
:iconrockinfroggi: :iconpbird12: :iconzakkiya29: :icone1969r: :iconanmeher: :iconSvenjaLiv: :icondoyles-slave: :iconKW-Scott:
Warsaw by k-a-d-a-t-h LUST by stonejh Yes it's Christmas by Kancano
Jigsaw by Vidrer Delicate Morsel by dalifan-teresa
Souvenirs by Asligg Yupi by BrunoIsidro i know what you did by unravel-the-sky
:thumb265166567: FLOW by be-a-sin
:iconbonslyguy: :iconthefavouriteshowcase: :iconfeatureplz:
Favourite Showcase Feature VII
Please this article so more people can see it.
Check out some amazing art from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
Family by IrinArt
Light of my life by XRlS :thumb306877776: Pastel Colours by phoenix132 Chester Bennington ... by A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-O
Autumn Forest by Dusty-Feather red wine by bohomaz13 Mike's Lights by Lloydica
Janelle Monae by Terry-L-T-Kitto Synthetic Sunrise by dalifan-teresa :thumb309964462: Back In The Picture by StarlightShimmers
Wooden house by knight-of-sand spring by cloe-patra :thumb307550879:
catch the butterfly by XRlS Nicki Minaj Roman Reloaded by PriscillaW Candy Beach by bleuie
Red Carpet Antoinettes by PitchBlackStudios Time Time Time by NicksPencil
Woman by DloriTA
A big giant thank you to the
Huge Weekly Features!I finally passed the last exam for this semester and there will be things cooking in my art kitchen this uni-free week! (I was supposed to have 2 ) What first? What first?! Too many WIPs. Lol, yesterday I couldn't decide so I read a whole book I randomly picked from to-read-someday home "library" instead. Nuff with the rambling, see what eye candy I have for you this week:
Benedict Cumberbatch by LazzzyVCharlize Theron Queen Ravenna by A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-O
Angel-spiT by J-u-d-a-sPariah by J-u-d-a-sjensen by natira
jensen 3 by natiraSnowdrop graphite by LouiseMarieFineArtThe Hound by DavidDeb
Benedict Cumberbatch3 by LazzzyVFIP Angel 'Darcy' by LouiseMarieFineArtLil BUB by Crimefish
:thumb355401454:Emma Stone Commission by IleanaHunterLoup/Wolf by Sadness40
jensen 2 by natiraThe Sound of Silence by IdeasplayerAtonement- Print by JenniferHealy
Caring is not an advantage by SecondGoddessThe Renaissance portrait by inSOLense_Revelations_ by NiAnluain
Dog Pet Portrait 'Max' by LouiseMarieFineArtMaddie by LouiseMarieFineArt
Cat Pastel 'Schuey' by LouiseMarieFineArtRed dragon by sasha-fantom
Little House by JonathanDufresneThe Wolf's Lair by J-u-d-a-s
Mother of Dragons by Dodos24:th
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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