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Traditional Art Favorites of 2009!

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 26, 2009, 5:08 AM
Another year is over and it's time for my annual art feature of works submitted in 2008!
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 combinations 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


Make a wish - Rafa AO'09 by akaLilithEye study in pencil by nimraCaptain Jack Sparrow by D17rulezHeaven's a lie... by helionn
Gandalf the Grey by D17rulezJosh Holloway by Anna-MariaaSkull Under Wine Glass by JJJenkinsThe broken glass broke our lives. by SandraHultsved
Supernatural by caldwellartAfferrando L'Autunno by Claudia-SGWaiting by mwfordDuality by naturalshocks
Ready To Fly by youngmoonsBeyond All the Puzzles by Snow-OwlKaia by ZindyBelieve by Crimefish
The Eye by RajacennaAnnnnddd.. Cut. by Miss-HyperShadowDon't Speak... by Suanin
How the Hearts Blossom by Snow-OwlArwen and Aragorn by akaLilithTwo Pair by Per-Svanstrom
Frodo and Sam by EsteljfOrdinary Miracle by youngmoonsHouse MD by Thubakabra
e v a by imsoqueerTwilight by NoName-FaceOcean Wide by Amelia-Beth
rickman_imperfect perfection. by paradokusuMoraine Lake by Brendan65Jack Sparrow - Up is Down by Esteljf
journey by dandipuffsPast Remains by emaghrabiAngelina Jolie's Apple by AndyBuck
One day by Sveragirl in the water by SveraAragorn by Esteljf
Wisdom of Age by BlacleriaA Splash of Water by Jon-SnowDon't be sad, Freckles by Zindy
LOTR - The journey begins by akaLilithMesmerizing Beauty by ZindyTopography by IleanaHunter
Temptation by BlacleriaBurning Up A Sun by naturalshocksCharles Bridge by Avogel57
Charlize Theron by EsteljfSimina 2 by LunaPlinaAlbus Dumbledore by SilentKW
Assassin's Creed - Ezio by D17rulezwolverine by aramismarronCARLA by Thea-Nu


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:iconartmapassion:
artmapassion Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
wow... amazing collection..... all are amazing works :) congrats everyone :)
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:iconananeamu:
anaNeamu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
i haven`t seen your news and i made one with traditional portraits and it seems we appreciate art in the same way! :)

if you want to take a look here it is : [link]
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Jon-Snow Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Sorry for taking so long to say, but thank you so much for featuring my art among all these wonderful drawings! Many of the ones you picked are my own favourites too, and I'm honored to have a drawing listed among them. Thank you! :D
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xBluepearlx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
You're very welcome! I'm glad you like the article!
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:iconjjjenkins:
JJJenkins Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Wow thank you so much for featuring my work! It is such an honor to be shown next to so many amazing works created by amazing artists. This is a very cool feature and you should be proud of putting together such an amazing display of art. Keep up the amazing work!! :)
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for including my work I'm honored.....

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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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:iconlaurghita:
laurghita Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just the girl with butterfly don't reach the same level.
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:iconemaghrabi:
emaghrabi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
thank you so much for featuring my work here.

Loved your collection.
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:iconladyluciolalupus:
LadyLuciolaLupus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wonderful inspiring collection.....:heart:
Off to check out some tutorials and practice practice and practice......:giggle:
Happy New Year and New Decade to all.....:hug:
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Dullface Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
3 of the deviants in there got suggested for DDs. :)
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!
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:icondullface:
Dullface Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy handjob.. I love pencil drawings, the talent these people posses. It just blows my mind.
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mine too!
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:iconamelia-beth:
Amelia-Beth Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Oh wow, I'm so honored to be featured among such talent! Thank you so much for that. :hug:

Now I must go fave these works. They're all so inspirational! :love:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Oh, THANK YOU. Look how beautiful they all are! I understand that everyone has different tastes, but it still baffles me how anyone could not love these.
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:glomp: You're welcome! And thank you for joining my group!

Well,somebody rejected the article.I guess mentioning that the people who don't like selected works simple don't fave it was for nothing or maybe the person was just jealous,or it was somebody who doesn't like me :D
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
:XD: I have no idea what goes through some people's minds. The artworks you selected were such amazing quality, surely that should override any bias someone may have against the subjects (or maybe realism, or fanart, or whatever).

YES. I was so glad you sent that invite again, since I saw that the last one expired. I've been inactive on dA for a few days, because my brother's home from uni and he's been hogging the computer. 8D

I avoided joining clubs on dA for a long time, until the groups feature was added. I'm pleased to see your rules/guidelines have high standards. I find that very attractive. I'm going to try my best to be useful to the group. (I should probably submit something. And I'll definitely advertise it in my next journal entry.) Thank you for the invitation. :manhug:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was member of some clubs but didn't send my submissions very often.The thing that bothered me about the clubs was that most of the clubs I joined were inactive most of the time for X reason.For example there was this contest that was held by one of the clubs I was member of.I sent my entry,the voting started,I was going to win 1st or 2nd place but the announcement never came.All of a sudden the club became dead.No activity,not journals of explanation,nothing!

I really like this groups system.Easy to submit,no problems with accidentally faving the club's submission and not the original work,everything goes so nice and smooth.
Now I'm member of many groups,my artworks gets more recognition than when I sent my submissions to various clubs etc.

About my rules...Well,I guess not everything will be /it is like I expected.Of course that the rule about no copyrighted material stands but but the rules about just the best works etc. not so much.Sometimes I accept some submissions because I don't want to disappoint but most of the time some works end up in gallery without my voting since 3 of the contributors voted before me.
For good artworks I generally have high standards but if I was so strict about how good the submissions should look we wouldn't have much works in the gallery :D (not that we have many yet)

Yeah,you're definitely should submit something! You can submit 2 per day since we are not very group yet so we are not backlogged with submissions .

I REALLY look forward to seeing your next drawing,especially if it's going to be Supernatural related!
You and =Cataclysm-X are guilty for getting me so addicted to this fantastic TV show! I can't wait to see the new episodes!

(this looong comment was much more suitable for a note or something than for a news article comment :lol: )
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Hayden781 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So... amazing... *In awe for an hour* I see two Armin Mersmann drawings! Whoop! =]

All this makes me see just how much I have to improve...

Tres Bien!

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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After seeing Armin's drawings we all realize how much we need to improve even if we've thought we were good :D
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:iconhayden781:
Hayden781 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Giggles* Thats true, I stubbled apon his, and thought "Oh my word, theres good, fantastic, and perfection... this is the defination of perfection." He just puts things in perspective. I've never thought I was good, but now I am like a glow worm to the sun! LOL

x
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:iconart-of-zugzug:
Art-of-ZugZug Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
This is a fantastic collection! Many :+fav: for me! =D
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Omg thanks so much for being putting two of my works in here! I feel so honour, because the other works are really brilliant! Of course I knew already some, but not all, and these are some really in incredible works! Wow, thanks so much Sweety :hug: :blowkiss:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! I hope you got bunch of new watchers!
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619warrior281 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wow these works are stunning! :jawdrop:
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:iconthubakabra:
Thubakabra Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:glomp:
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:iconkselig:
kselig Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful article, thanks for creating the gallery for us to see these amazing works of art!
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww:
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Great collection! Lots of talents around here :heart:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah,LOTS!
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TfoxT Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
wow cool!
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:iconrajacenna:
Rajacenna Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful collection!! And thank you sooo much for featuring me, its an honour to see my drawing between such unbelievable amazing artists! thank you!! :heart:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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:iconesteljf:
Esteljf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Thank you so much for featuring my works here. I just could not believe that one day my drawings would be among those wonderful artists. :thanks: :hug:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You deserve it!:hug: I hope one day I'll deserve to be among such artists as these!
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:iconandybuck:
AndyBuck Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
many thanks for the feature :) its an honor that you selected my work to go along side such great pieces :)
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconcorynutza15:
corynutza15 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing works :O
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:iconaramismarron:
aramismarron Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: :thanks:
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist
Excellent selection, I just hope I can reach that level one day.
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xBluepearlx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
I hope that too
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:iconmarwash:
MarWash Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Phenomenal pieces and very inspirational to someone like me who aspires to reach that level. :clap:
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, great collection! 2009 was a good year for art! Thanks for including my work! :hug:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! You're very welcome!
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:iconbonitataylor:
bonitataylor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
:wow: great collection!
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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