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WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 23100+ works to enjoy this month. :D


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-Stencil:thumb317733890:
Lunch Time by sharmz:thumb280601855::thumb315825295:
Respect The Models Sign XXL by SnakeStarXXXWindows 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

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Traditional Art Favorites of 2012

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 22, 2012, 9:32 PM
2011201020092008

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 favs.

Artworks were chosen by various combinations of the following "criteria":

general impression • technique • quality • style • idea/concept • subject • incredible (photo/hyper)realism • pure awesomeness • composition • originality • complexity • other


Great Horned Owl by teaganwhiteTerrible Weakness by davepalumboCaps Aglow by GloriaDeiDark Daenerys by DavidDeb
Exterminate, maybe? by RahbGeeRobert by JW-JeongRosenote by secrets-of-the-pen
Within the Artist's loving Hand by Ileina2012artwork # 3 by Ju-ViCyberman by RahbGee
Hope by JonoDryDownton Abbey Sisters Drawing by Live4ArtInLABearly Interested by CristinaPenescu
Hard Drive by naturalshocksThe Simplicity of Silence by nimraFood by imaginee
Go Fly a Kite by JD-HillberryAfghanistan or Iraq? by naturalshocksGecko on Rocks by heavenhel
Through an ordinary eye by TrichardsenMake-Shift Angel V: In Absentia by ArdenEllenNixonDucks by AmBr0
Thunderbolts and Lightning by naturalshocksJackie by IrisBoumanCool self-shot? by VencaSeitl
:thumb343126744:Geoffrey RUSH by Sadness40eye study by Blacleria
03 by mitamitauzoRuler of the Skies by denismayerjrThe Final Problem by SecondGoddess
Creation (Escher tribute) by JonoDryRemember Me by pbird12Snow White's Fall by Zindy
Make-Shift Angel IV: Nike (UPDATE) by ArdenEllenNixonbring.me.to.life by A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-O:thumb333010456:
Humidity by pbird12forest road by VityaR83splash by shadowmarim
Perch by GloriaDeiFibonacci by JonoDryElusive by Heatherzart
Endlessdream by chvacherTiger - Bic Ballpoint Pen by VianaArtsHeat Of Battle - Finished. by roomania
Morph by JonoDryLoki Laufeyson by SecondGoddessThe Contract by naturalshocks
The Gate by chvacherThe Peacekeeper by MJWilliamPromises of the morning by bohomaz13
:thumb308543479:The Fallen by naturalshocksRain crystal (not photo) by Natal-Zhade
Through the Iris I by nimramiss adele adkins by aramismarronRise/Fall by shimoda7
Path to Enlightenment by ShopotAn Appointment by naturalshocksLion queen drawing by sharppower
The Orrery by SecondGoddessForever Wild by denismayerjrI Wake to Sleep by ArdenEllenNixon
Eddard Stark by DavidDebPrimate ATC by pbird12Daenerys by DavidDebBreak Me Free by nikz87
goblet by CaldeiraSPThe Hound and The Little Bird by DavidDebPadme's Requiem by DavidDebwater is life by aixado
Cup of love by ffnanaTyrion by DavidDebgregory house by francoclunEnd of Summer by DavidDeb
Sandor Glegane by DavidDeb:The Grammar Nazi by naturalshocksGandalf by DavidDebMy mirror by COFFEES-time 
Darkest Night. by dreamarianThe Hunger Games by DavidDebIan McShane by Sadness40Golden Rose by DavidDeb
Arya -The Red Keep by DavidDebVampire by Skippy-s Jon Snow and Ghost by DavidDeb The British Government by naturalshocks
A Legend Reborn by DavidDebSpecialist in Crime by naturalshocksTom Hiddleston by VencaSeitlPadme -Gone with the Wind by DavidDeb
:thumb322020083:Time and Space by SaimainWatercolor 009 by fear-sAsThe Trickster by naturalshocks
Gentle by eajnaThe Boffin and the Bachelor by naturalshocksWaiting (or Titanic)(not photo) by Natal-ZhadeI am the Tiger by Ileina
The Amazing Spiderman by Jeanne-Lui:thumb304874644:Post Mortem by naturalshocksComings and Goings by Snow-Owl
An elderly man by FairyARTosSilver and Gold by denismayerjrPiano by cartes10
Backlit-zebra foal by clive64Impact by imagineeSound of a Pencil by Cataclysm-XPersona (Face of Sir Ian McKellen) by JW-Jeong
Coffee by ThubakabraLoved and Lost!!! by nikz87Standing the Test of Time by Face-RealityJulian Richings (Death - Supernatural) by eajna
young rajah by clive64Trapasso by DiegoKoiLoki by Pencil-Stencil
06 by mitamitauzoThrough The Iris II by nimraFirst Songs by Saimain
:thumb331164362:Sensazioni by DiegoKoipresence-siberian tiger by clive64
Atargatis by PinkParasolBrad Pitt drawing by WhizzieWhizzerYou Caught My Eye by KatePowellArt
Please excuse the possibility of wrong year/non traditional artwork accidentally ending up here,


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roomania Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thanks very much for including my drawing in this wonderful list! Gives me extra incentive to progress with another drawing.

Cheers, Andy
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N0rks Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, I was looking forward to this one so I saved for a time when I would have plenty of time to go through this and comment and fave everything. :lol: :heart: I know it's time consuming, but I really do hope you keep making these every year because I enjoy them a lot. :tighthug:
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :glomp: Absolutely!
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N0rks Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:tighthug:
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nikz87 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You very much!! :hug: :)
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful gallery of masterpieces, glad to be in such beautiful company :D
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imaginee Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Wow what an amazing collection! Thank you for including my work but mostly for the invite to come and see all of them!! :D
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joniwagnerart Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Every piece is now a favorite of mine (if it wasn't already). Amazing collection of talent.
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aixado Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
fantastic collection !! and thanks a lot for to add my work!! Regards and Happy Holidays!!:hug::santa:
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, there's so many art gems to explore in this mind-blowing collection that I just can't wait to start! :eager:
I'm enormously honored to be featured here, as well. Thank you!! :hug:
And have the most wonderful holidays! :xmas:
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