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WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 24
Everybody Dies by Hoshi-no-UmaNever too old ... by Curlie-11
I Can Fly - My Angel Gave Me Wings by Sugar-HPhelps by Skippy-sScreaming Red Kite by AmBr0
Guidance by AnEnchantedSpiritScreamin' Freedom by KW-ScottSully Erna - Sinner's Prayer by Ilojleen
Lucifer by Hoshi-no-UmaLe monde de l'au-dela by Zwoing-+-Rainy day-+- by TalviEnkeli
Timberwolf by YouWillBeSurprised-+-Coming storm-+- by TalviEnkeliCrunch - Mother Nature by Darklight-phoenix
Reach by wolfsnite:thumb176608822:Michael's Eye by Aty-S-Behsam
Her Name Was Elizabeth by Aty-S-BehsamDscf0011 011 by Evil-Fairy-KittenSurprise Visitor! by Vishw
Niall by SquirrelGirl15:thumb321067519:Where To Next, Navigator? by 4everSabi
Dancing for your soul by rosaBowHold On by ErinM313-Figure Devil by Altarior
Tigress -pencil by LisaCrowBurkeHouse M.D. by Paul-Shanghaiwoman portrait by mrxdijon
Mandy Butler by BrickRed1Icy Magician by AltariorSir Ian Mckellen by HyperionDreams
Pride and Prejudice by phoenix132Green Eyes by BrickRed1Marilyn by KW-Scott
Kaley Cuoco by AmBr0Better Off Dead by luckynumber44Benedict Cumberbatch by Miss-Catherine
Jairo by DloriTAVanessa Mae by AlexRose312One flew over my cup of coffee....... by ZaphodX23
Burton and Depp by ViviDybowskiTiger by MisterLopesRam by MisterLopes
COFFEE Motherfucker! do you drink it....... by ZaphodX23sleeping lily by HiiroNoYukiMerlin, smile by Miss-Catherine
Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba by tanjadrawingSaeglopur by phoenix132Mockingjay by Curlie-11
Emma Watson by tanjadrawing:thum
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 22
We just want to go home by Vidrer:thumb311889324:
Frankly Scarlet I don't do coffee....... by ZaphodX23Eomer by xxsensiSketch Card : NIALL HORAN by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuE
Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba by tanjadrawingKanye West: Through the Wire by MarWashGullveig by regnbogi
Forever Young - Marylin Monroe by KatasiekThrough the bird's eye by Skippy-sHera by Shotechi
Jakub Blaszczykowski by madeleineironiqueBruno Mars Drawing by elenouska15:thumb309294334:
Fly into the future by PhaedrisMother by HoudaShams
Cyber Towers at Dusk by karthik82George Clooney by Paul-Shanghai
Bald Eagle by little--grasshopper:thumb311284617:
For my protection by Darklight-phoenixOblivion by sinakasroheline
Nu Zebre I (Commission) by JairoxDDucks by AmBr0
-+-Watery Grave-+- by TalviEnkeliThe Vampire Diaries by Ilojleen
On the guard by AnkaAI3Captain Teague by SchizophrenicUnicorn
Wigilliah Gamma by AltariorMR HULK by 05emort123
Wolverine Jackman by ChipWhitehouseKaiden Hawke by ErinM31
KWVN 900 CM 2010 by SyLoBeHOPE by BenFreaky
Ratonhnhake:ton by Armide:thumb310915668:
Amir by Larc-Romeo
Previous WATCHERS FEATURES!:
pt. 21 http://diamond4girl.deviantart.com/journal/WATCHERS-FEATURE-pt-21-306393692 pt. 20 http://diamond4girl.deviantart.com/journal/WATCHERS-FEATURE-pt-20-299988200 pt. 19 http://diamond4girl
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
Sketch by denismayerjrcheetah 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 FeydrimBlack Death by SecondGoddess
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 ErinM31Hatchling Surprise by AltariorZhang 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 acjubWe Need To Go Home by Altarior
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
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.20
Michael Sullivan (Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-BehsamMarlon Brando as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz by Menco
Going to work by AnkaAI3Gift by Armide-+-Searching for Yggdrasil-+- by TalviEnkeli
Pink by VidrerYour Light by ErinM31green-eyed by Stefansider
The Hunger Games by QuackamosHome by hoernchen610Trust by Neira7
Sully Erna - Sinner's Prayer by IlojleenDavid Tennant VS Hameleon. by VeIra-girlAdriana by SquirrelGirl15
Stars in the Night by YukiKoiDoorway into freedom by Darklight-phoenix667 by TheDarkenedBride
The Navy by ChipWhitehouseSnow Run by C-S-MarcyChase Me If You Dare! by Altarior
Just Breath by HoudaShamsHappy Birthday TH! by badgerflightThe Storyteller by SecondGoddess
Brandon....... by ZaphodX23Robert Redford by AmBr0Gulf Fritillary by KW-ScottMargarita Seredjuk by Aliyona
Chord G Doodle by karthik82James Franco - "127 hours" by detentum-clamorDead by ApplebeeJuice
Sam Winchester by RiftyDown Under by BlackwolfSilverpawWaiting Eyes by madam-lara-croftUnity divides - Jared Leto by arthawk87
Frozen rose by SandraHultsvedThe Cave by emily3371Allite by BrickRed1Balance by CaptainNuss
Thinking of you by weirneich92 oh Mandy by xxsensiForest Song by redenchantress
A Study In Blue by phoenix132Let The Flames Begin by Shigdioxin
Previous WATCHERS FEATURES!:
pt. 19 http://diamond4girl.deviantart.com/journal/WATCHERS-FEATURE-pt-19-293873990 pt. 18 http://di
Huge Weekly Features!
Clint Eastwood by p1xerDoctor Who 2011 by caldwellartRobert DOWNEY Jr. Sherlock HOLMES by A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-O
Dance of Leaves by Aeternum-ArtPrey by AmBr0Doctor Who - Series Five by caldwellart
Doctor Who - Series 6 by caldwellartLast Leaves by KuomaBenny by euclase
A Winter Walk by ZindyEnd of Summer by DavidDebLair by gerezon
Pumpkin Pixie by lombrascura.: B a p T i s M :. by J-u-d-a-sHarbinger by Ironshod
Cup of love by ffnanaIn the Woods by jerry8448Bran Stark by DavidDeb
Golden light by AuroraWienholdTom Hiddleston by VencaSeitlBlack Moth by ImaginaryRosse
Ochi by Pencil-StencilRain by JonasDeRoDoctor Who Companions + Allies by caldwellart
Doctor Who - The Specials by caldwellartCoffee by ThubakabraYue, the Moon by EmberRoseArt
darkness at the edge of town by RadoJavorRailroad by JonasDeRo
BIC eye by photonlineAn Appointment by naturalshocks
Il Mio Amore, Il Violino by Forty-FathomsButterflies by Skippy-s
The Futurist by ISG-ArtNo More Despair by LittleRamona
unbroken by BlakravellThe End of all Things by LittleRamona
Robert Downey Jr. by VencaSeitlSo... have you already found your soulmate? by Neira7
Cry of the Banshee by SteveDelamareHalloween Sandy by RadoJavor
Tutorial: do huge features really fast and easyA Journal „tutorial“ aka „save time and make your dA life easier“.
I just couldn't watch my fellow deviants doing the features the most tiring and time consuming ways anymore, while there is much simpler and really fast way of dealing with big features, as big as the Journal limit allows if necessary, and I will share how. It's up to you if you wanna start using it too.
It's really nothing special, just an incredibly useful method I figured along the way, through my long featuring „career“. Also, maybe it will give motivation to more people to start making features, small or big, and help support their favorite artists, artists who deserve much more recognition and feedback, introduce unknown great artists and their art they found to others, etc.
The „tutorial“ is divided in 2 parts:
1. Featuring artwork collected though Polls/Journals made especially for that
2. Featuring artwork from your Favorites
1. Featuring ar
Traditional Art Favorites of 2011!
Another year is over and it's time for my annual art feature of works submitted in 2011!
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 combination 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
Winter Rose by Zindy
FEAR by nimraNude Study IV by IleanaHunterFlight to Wayland by Angelstorm-82
S10 by AmyRobins.:Wonderland:. by IrisBoumanFreedom is a length of rope by SecondGoddess
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
Halloween Hoo Doo Contest!NEW DEADLINE
New Contest Deadline
The vote for the most popular drawing will be from:
14 November - 17 November
If you don't make the cutoff for the vote you can still enter the contest for the main prizes until
You just won't be part of the voters choice section.
:iconvioletheartplz::iconorangeheart-plz: NOW PRESENTING::iconorangeheart-plz: :iconvioletheartplz:
HALLOWEEN HOO DOO TWO
:iconlovepurpleplz::iconlovegoldplz:Celebrating all that is Halloween.:iconlovegoldplz::iconlovepurpleplz:
THIS IS A TRADITIONAL ART DRAWING CONTEST.
Grab your wand of choice and conjure up anything you can think of that represents this fabulous holiday. From black cats, the full moon, bats, pumpkins, scarecrows, creepy creatures to witches and warlocks.
favourite showcase feature: great traditional art
MGS4 - Old Snake by BorisKoci Carla Ferreira by artbolt
Jared Leto - Stranger in a strange land by Ilojleen Scarlett Embraced by EverIris deep thoughts behind a face by regina6
Atalanta y Apolo by Tresdiasdegracia Mocha drawing... by titol87 The Mouse Family by Coramina:
Fading into nothing by DaveLopes Jared Leto by A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-O Please no by Briscott
:thumb276271264: Amy Winehouse by DeniseEsposito No More Tears by graemeb
Girl with flower by dh6art Dreamer with Doubts by abcartattack Winter by jankolas
A Faery's Child by BriannaAngelakis Lady of the Golden Wood by liga-marta smell of silence by bohomaz13
Hummingbirds - Marquetry by amazoncanvas Red Core by BaiLang Autumn's Glow by eajna
Hope you enjoy the featured artwork and find some faves amongst them!
It would be great if you could fave this article so that more people will see it and enjoy the artwork.
a big thank you goes to :iconpbird12: and :icondreamarian: for sponsoring this article!
WINNER - Contest 1st Theme FLOWERS:icontransparentplz:
Hello dear members and friends of TheFavouriteShowcase
It's time to reveal our winner on the 1st Theme of our Contest "The Thematic Colours of Renewal - FLOWERS":
Congrats to ifsantag :iconifsantag:
With 8 votes wins 1000 .
The 3 most voted after the winner were :
and by :iconpollypixels:
These works will enter a poll after contest (21st June) with the 3 most voted at the 2nd and 3rd Themes to win 500 , stay tuned
As in the past years, those who didn't vote are not eligible to win and unfortunately some votes were wasted. All participants were noted to vote, I'm sorry they didn't had the time to do it...if you are participating in the next themes be sure to cast your votes. You will find all dates in the Contest Folder http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/43242374 or in
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
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
The Then & Now Feature.:iconshakecancerplz:
The idea for this feature has developed over the past month or so, triggered by the comments we all get from time to time, like; "'I'll never be able to draw like that" or "I wish I could learn how to do that".
Also around a month ago I was asked a few questions by a very sweet, polite 16 year old girl on here who was extremely grateful that I took the time to answer her.
To cut a long story short, I've taken this girl under my wing in the hope of giving her the encouragement and feedback she lacks from those around her and also to develop her skills and knowledge to the point where she feels confident enough to experiment and grow on her own.
So, this feature is mainly for those just starting out in the world of graphite along with those doubting that they could ever improve beyond their current level and is just a very small selection of graphite artists I both admire and aspire to become as good as. All were chosen for this feature due
august feature-an im sorry featureyesterday was a free premium day where every one had pretty much premium membership for a day( i know self explanatory right) as you can see by my page i had added a few new things one being a section that was for permanent features well.. by accident i deleted when i was editing stuff around not remembering i did , only to > tell every one that i featured them> go to sleep> wake up > and have some one who i featured tell me its not there... you dont know how embarrassed i am!!..i'm lol'ing as we speak..... so i figured i matter as well do another BIGGER feature and this time feature a large amount of deviations of those who i had on the permanent feature.. there maybe others but the focus is on them . this feature will stay untill holiday times most likely november ....so there be mature content
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
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 25
Darragh..... by ZaphodX23Gazette - Reita by ichigonekogirl
Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-Behsam2012 United States Election Escutcheon by BuckleyTypographicsCommission: Alaude by Jibari-chanHyozanryu by AlexRose312
Maggy by Jenniej92:thumb297784458:The Wanderer by feainne:thumb287033820:
BLS: Envoy of the Beginning by AlexRose312Leona Lewis by elenouska15Sherlock Holmes by phoenix132Mila Kunis by Cindy-R
Wet by AmBr0Carmen by ChristinaMandySketch Card : NIALL HORAN by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuEVictor Creed by SchizophrenicUnicorn
Chrome and Titanium by AltariorIn the night by PhaedrisElle Driver (AKA Californian Mountain Snake) by Paul-Shanghai
Deep Trouble WIP by BuckleyTypographicsDaisy by SquirrelGirl15Kaiden Hawke by ErinM31
Some say... by ViviDybowski:thumb329146356:-+-Late evening-+- by TalviEnkeli
Babydoll by xxsensiHigh Tea delights by Darklight-phoenixThe Lost Paradise by feainne
BlueJay by LovelySparrow'Scarlet Used to be an Innocent Girl...' by Aty-S-BehsamQueens Of Metal II by ArtGoldArt
:thumb328840037:Deshi Basara by ISG-ArtIan Somerhalder as Damon II by Ilojleen
Kill Bill (Part 1) by Paul-ShanghaiSketch Card : HOLMES by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuEBug Dragon by Altarior
.:Xena:. by ChristinaMandyFlow by rahultokasRobert Cornell Jr by visualwings
Dscf0011 011 by Evil-Fairy-KittenBlack Forest by Darklight-phoenixgive me more by LovelySparrow
-+-Siren's possession-+- by TalviEnkeliNiall by SquirrelGirl15Stranger #57 by SpringzArt
All Of These Dreams by OonaghAncaireBattleW A R R I O R by robdolbsIn the Water by OonaghAncaireBattle
Hath No FearGiving yourself completely up to fear is kinda like falling in love: You can't pin point exactly when it started and by the time you realize that you are surrounded by that sensation it's already game over. Just like the image of the person you are in love with starts creeping out from every unexpected corner, fear never leaves your side when you give it a welcome stay. After a restless sleep, it starts beating anxiously in your heart the moment you wake up in the morning and commands all your thoughts and actions throughout the day. It is nothing short of a prison, except you are the only inmate and the warden never takes a break. Ever.
I do not exactly remember when I let fear occupy my being but I remember the exact moment when I realized I was ruled by it. It was late in the afternoon, everybody was out there 'getting busy living' and I had locked myself inside my bed half awake, not particularly finding any valid reason to get out of it. Then I was awakened from a nightmare by my
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More