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Man in black by orinoco1973Innocent Heart Fairy by Zindy
Horse Portrait (Study) by nordwickEncounter by MelanittaStill life XIII by marianmalecki
Ausgedient by r-lilieFestival Of Flaming Hearts by LadyEvilArtsentschaerft by r-lilie
The Desappearance Of The Girl by Claudia-SGForsaken 2013 by ilona-vereskPost Apocalyptic Ruined City by stayinwonderland
no title. by 14uSmoulder by naturalshocksMere Illusion by Aelathen
Holger Danske by anotherwandererElf of the stars by MartaNael
Legio by RadoJavorOtherworld 2 - schoolbus by firedudewraith
Otherworld 2 - desk by firedudewraithOtherworld 2 - playground by firedudewraith
Otherworld 2 - hall by firedudewraithOtherworld 2 - road by firedudewraith
Commission 008 by Nele-DielTread Lightly by imorawetz
Raziel's Shadow by anotherwandererInsect by Emesse92
''Nothing is true, everything is permitted'' by cindy-drawingsEvening infinity by AnnaArmona
Late by naturalshocks
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
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
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 LindaMarieAnson:thumb348828438:
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:
:thumb296006718:The 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
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
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
Huge Weekly Features!
B-B by MichaelCTY Iron Man 3 by vegetanivel2
Frere by euclase Shades of Winter by DavidDeb Lady of the Emerald Forest by RaymondThornton
BFG by lpeters Tony Stark aka IRON MAN aka Robert Downey Jr. by Mim78 ROHAN pinup by AdrianaMelo
Optimus Prime by DavidDeb Doctor Who ~season 2~ poster by AdrianaMelo Bumblebee by DavidDeb
Upside-Down Forest by SnowSkadi Inc. by byfredo lightning strike by Blakravell
The Cleaner by alicexz New Sherlock Holmes by allegator Water by inSOLense
Natassja and her many Demons by nina-Y Haven by TheDarkRayne
Cathedral of Light by danielwachter Feel this moment by aramismarron
Lover by N0rks The Endgame by naturalshocks
Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe by sebus195 Grasshopper by AmBr0
Jillian Aversa - Atlantis Awakening by AuroraWienhold Fireflies by Kuoma
Iridescent by acjub On Stranger Tides by moepi92
Vale of Arryn by DavidDeb Robin Bird by marcellobarenghi
Projection by Sheloize Amethyst by marcellobarenghi
The fly by marcellobarenghi Vaes Dothrak by DavidDeb
Distant Memories by ImaginaryRosse Angelina Jolie by sebus195
Baby's Hands by IleanaHunter :thumb369599073:
Reflections - missHaslerka by MLS-art Mystic tree by Aeternum-Art
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
:thumb252074964:Sadness 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:
Huge Weekly Features!Halloween Hoo Doo Contest WINNERS!
See the custom box on the left on my Profile for the WINNERS of Halloween Hoo Doo Contest held by dreamarian! Congrats everyone!
retour aux sources 02 by ourlak
le guerisseur de cathedrale by ourlak
follow the white rabbit by ourlak
Escape by BigBad-Red
Sweetly Hard by j3ff3rson
Puesta de sol by Aeternum-Art
Tom Hiddleston III by SecondGoddess
Mother of dragons by Neboveria
miss adele adkins by aramismarron
Snowy Stare by dreamarian
Metal skull by Trichardsen
Galadriel by Trichardsen
Shekh Ma Shieraki Anni by Babettevr
Claws of the storm by najtkriss
olivia wilde by vannenov
Diane Kruger by vannenov
flux by imorawetz
26th of the 4th by imorawetz
mist by Megson
NGA Summer Scholarship Entry by imorawetz
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY COMPLETE by imorawetz
In Darkness I Dwell - Tom Hiddleston by arthawk87
Trapped on the Launch Pad by naturalshocks
Self Portrait at Nursery Door by IleanaHunter
I wish ..... by pbird12
Mosca by DiegoKoi
Phoenix by brandrificus
The Contract by naturalshocks
Aftermath by Oer-Wout
alicia keys pt.2 by aramismarron
A Cup of Creativity Challenge!My last challenge (The CCC - The Crayon Creation Challenge) turned out to be a load of fun and produced some unbelievable artworks! I thought it was time to do a new challenge. From the poll, there seem to be plenty of you to take part
What's the point?
* For fun
* For the challenge
* To try something new with a non standard medium
* I'll feature everyone on my page for a week with the art from this challenge
* For my favourite piece, I'll give away my coffee creation as a prize (and if it sucks, I'll do you a drawing instead)
What are the rules?
* Paint a portrait using coffee as your medium and nothing else (well, maybe a tiny bit of graphite for your sketch and tiny touches of your choice of white/black medium for highlighting/darkening choice areas, but that's it!) Your art must be at least 90% coffee.
* Paint whoever you like, but it must be a painting that you have put time into; I won't accept halfhearted or obviously rushed entr
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
Favourite Showcase Feature V Hi All! :icontardglompplz:
Please this article so more people can see it.
Check out some amazing art from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
Avatar by ayshafaseeh
Sweet and Sour by VahnKira Donar's Whisper by VikingWidunder Wolf 2012 by ZhaoT
Owl 2 by 7-Year-Bytch CHeeeeetah by narufag Venezia by CamillaMalcus
Kids on Piano by sDoost 'Party Animal' - Tea Party 2 by GreyRadian Siesta In Rostock's Eastern Historic District by BarbaraPommerenke Autumn's Glow by eajna
only silence by bohomaz13 Tears and Lace ... SOLD by graemeb Red Wolf Moon by BaiLang
Syrup and kiwi by dh6art Transient by PutItOnPaper Autumn dance by jogijs
The Messenger Goddess in Oil by daveinaz Jade by SalmaAshraf Vivid Dreams and Fragile Machines by Bihni Hummingbirds - Marquetry by amazoncanvas
A big giant thank you to the amazing deviants and groups who art sponsoring this article! :ico
Fake art - why care and what to look forI posted this last week for anyone looking for help to spot fake art. This is not law, if you don't care, feel free to move on. But if you do care that there are fakers out there, then maybe this could be of some use to you too. We have a serial faker on the loose on dA today so it sparked this little lot once more.
So, the questions/scenarios asked are always the same and the responses/justifications are always the same, but give them a minute to sink in before replying and insulting.
(Q1) Why do you care if someone is cheating what does it have to do with you?
(A1) Well, this is a public ART site and if people are submitting art that is not actually what they claim it to be, then they are dishonest. This will annoy some people and not others. If your passionate about your work then the chances are you'll find it insulting to the artistic community as a whole. Additionally, a lot of admins of groups HAVE to deal with fakes as a daily occure
Deceptive Deviants.If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.
This is a journal I've been meaning to write for a while but I don't know where to begin.
I'm going to list some scenarios that have bothered me and afterwards give a short comment.
Just to be clear:
- This concerns traditional art only.
- I don't disapprove or dislike all of these examples but I want all media and alterations be listed in the artist's notes.
- This is just my pet peeves.
- there are many deviants that I like that use effects.
- I'm not an art-nazi, this is for those who pretend to be something they're not.
ONE LAST UPDATE:
- This does not include correcting scanning and photography quality loss - I have no problem with that.
1. Sepia color overlay.
There are many deviants that change the color of their graphite drawings from black & white to a faded brown in Photoshop. Fundamentally I don't have a problem with that but it should be listed in the media since
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!"
Fakers and LosersA while ago, :iconpbird12: a.k.a Paula wrote an article
which states clear cut facts so as to why the whole issue about someone faking their art creates rage waves through the art community!
The last week has been a riot which ended up in me getting blocked by two deviants here who clearly have something to hide!
I obviously care much less about the fact that there are many artists here on dA who get more famous than others considering the skill work. Some people get lucky and some don't. It's not easy getting known around this site.
But the fact that people would want to fake art to get accolades makes me angrier than ever.
Here are two examples on what happens when you try to confront artists whom you are suspicious about!
Example 1- The "awesome":iconnatmorley:
Now now Bratnorley) , you don't need to get all worked up for a single comment there do you?
You obviously think we are all stupid people here who don't really see what you are doing? The scr
favorites feature :end of summer !!>>>>spotlight>>:iconMLS-art:&:iconcaldwellart:Kathleen 2 by caldwellartDolma by caldwellartTJC - portrait of my Dad. by caldwellartV. by caldwellart
This wont hurt a bit by acjubVampire Dream by acjubWroclaw Ostrow Tumski by TeSzuStay with me by ShinyMarineCatwoman Orginal1 by Artgerm- Thais - by Losenkooptimus prime by reyyyyyKing of the Monsters by reyyyyyBears by Nikolaj-ArndtTrepidation (A Coffee Painting) by aeonsiegeSchool's out by BernardumaineCoffee Grinder by facesincolorMy niece2-3 - Finished work by indiart3612
Albert Einstein by SamBrownArtTrust me , lets run away by KisSsBiSarah Geronimo by RodelrosarioHappily Ever After by ceres86the living witness by BombAsoldier:: JT Cloaked :: by Avogel57Aaron Johnson by SimaylienLilija by IlojleenCameron Diaz by P3ncilPortraitsSpartacus: Andy Whitfield by ManiaAdunRick Genest by NupylimStar Wars Kiss by xRebeccahFerrari 458 Italia by smudlinka66Smena 8M by bogdanschiArmy of One... John Lydon by markstewartMichael Fassbender by ThubakabraV and J - Pencil portrait by Per-SvanstromVintage by mwfordMarilyn Monroe - Finished by joebann09:thumb322416541:
Day 240 - ACEO Drawing Project for Charity by secrets-of-the-penBall pen art - Work VS passion by ArtisAllanFade by VampireHungerStrikeArya Stark of Winterfell by DavidDebMinke by ranonusStormborn by jasonpalCocoa Latte by TheBlaqkWolfYellow Shades by MonicaSutrisnaSOLD - Full Circle by theperian:thumb32418
The results of Draw Tom Ripley Contest
The results of Draw Tom Ripley contest
It has been 4 and a half months since I started holding my first contest Draw Tom Ripley Contest which is a long journey full of new experiences. The origin is just an idea to cope with many deviants who kept asking me for points since I won 5,000 points from Plan Gone Wrong Contest last year. I told them to draw me Tom Ripley first and I'd give them some points in return. After I had got 2 pieces, I started to think "why not make it as a contest? It's gonna be fun."
Huuuge Weekly Features!
Earindis by EmberRoseArtagua by jpotatoe
The Shepherd by alicexzMr. Spock (Zachary Quinto) by Lei-FeiyangKili - Digi-painting by Lasse17
Tiger by BabyDollBThe Dark Knight underdrawing WIP by scotty309Passion by moonchild-ljilja
Lost Mind by Kryseis-Art*** by RehailCatBB-Finish by paullung
Lucrezia Borgia by StanbosJust add Flower and Water by Paul-ShanghaiGiar Leamhan by NiAnluain
Regeneration by SaimainMoney for old rope by MattDeakinFineArthair of the dog. by Czaritsa
Time by orinoco1973Cloud Seven by becwinnel:thumb359088639:
Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) by legserranoDoctor Who - Eccleston by Lei-FeiyangCASTIEL by IaIaCom
Cyril by Lianne-IssaIron Man Commission by IleanaHunterKhal Drogo by DavidDeb
Clint Eastwood. by CAMERON1395Doctor Who by BabyDollBBring me to Life by Widdershins-Works
Over here! by jerry8448The softness of a view by AinhoaOrtezThe Last Dream by Surehuinel
Rick Grimes by marcelkissPortrait of Jim Carrey HQ (SALE) by taylorweavedbolitas by jpotatoe
Out Of Darkness by Lasse17~ Green Valley ~ by ChristianGerth
Page One by Lasse17Who am I? by AinhoaOrtez
Running Water (Pencil) by Paul-Shanghai-Medieval memories- by Janek-Sedlar
Female eye in graphite by AdamR83The Governor and Rick by NicksPencil
Cornix Reginam by angel1592Surreal Eye (pencils) HQ by taylorweaved
Pegasus by thedrawinghandsLovley Bones by moonchild-ljilja
Gandalf - Digi-painting by Lasse17Norman Reedus portrait by dmkozicka
White Walker by DavidDebRose by JustLikeThatxD
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