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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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:iconroomania:
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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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :glomp: Absolutely!
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:tighthug:
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:iconnikz87:
nikz87 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You very much!! :hug: :)
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:iconfrancoclun:
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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:iconimaginee:
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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:iconjoniwagnerart:
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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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :glomp:
You too!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you very much for featuring "I Wake to Sleep"! This is my favorite piece from this past year.
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! It's amazing :clap:
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
:icongiftplz:Merry Christmas Peanut!!!:iconhrtplz:
...and thank you for adding me to your yearly favs! :iconsquishhugplz:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas!! :santa: All the best!
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:iconernestovladimir:
ErnestoVladimir Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice collection, many of those works I stumbled upon throughout the year, truly awe-inspiring :)
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Also, Merry Christmas if you celebrate! :santa:
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:iconernestovladimir:
ErnestoVladimir Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, I don't, but I am not offended and appreciate the thought :) Happy holidays!
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, you never know, so that's why I said IF you celebrate :D
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:iconernestovladimir:
ErnestoVladimir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah ;) Some people even get offended when you wish them a happy holiday which they don't celebrate, the most obvious being "marry Christmas" to a Jew. People need to chill out : p It's just a freaking greeting!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
A great collection. I'm very flattered to be a part of it! :heart:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you and you're welcome! :hug:
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
those were really some of the best works of this year. I had faved a bunch of them already, thanks for the wonderful compilation.
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. Glad you liked it!
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Great features! Than you for including my work :)
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anytime :aww:
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:iconffnana:
ffnana Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Fantastic feature!!! Many many thanks :love:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anytime!
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:icontomkilbane:
TomKilbane Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww:
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks you for including my work, im honored!

Armin
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:iconbohomaz13:
bohomaz13 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thank you very, very much :D I appreciate :heart:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thank you for featuring so many of my favorite paintings, and for introducing me to so many excellent artists!
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, glad you liked it! :heart:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much for the feature. :D
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:iconskippy-s:
Skippy-s Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome feature! Thank you very very much for adding my vampire drawing to it!:D
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconargentinian-queen:
argentinian-queen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amaaaaaaaaaaaazing feature!!!! :clap:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a gorgeous feature! So many amazing artists. I'm honored to be a part of it, thank you!
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconvividybowski:
ViviDybowski Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Now this is a beautiful thing of a feature! :wow: Time and work on this journal entry was DEFINATELY worth it!!!

I wonder if one day, say like in 2017, one of my drawings will be featured in your annual faves.
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's possible, you never know ;) Many people on this site sometimes improve so fast you head spins :D
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:iconvividybowski:
ViviDybowski Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Yeah i know... I can still hope and.. Practise :)
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:iconvencaseitl:
VencaSeitl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing works... hard to believe they are handmade. Dear god, theres a ****ing looong journey ahead of me... so much things i can learn... and so little time. :) Yea and thanks for including my stuff in "the best of 2012" :D first Christmas present fo me
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :hug: Yeah, dA is full of incredible artist and we can only hope to someday be as good as them, after a lot of more work and practice :)
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HoudaShams Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful feature!
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhoudashams:
HoudaShams Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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SecondGoddess Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Asdfdgfgjkjgl!!! Thank you so much for including some of my drawings in this incredibly beautiful feature!! :faint:
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