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WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 27 (100 works)Why not help support and promote your fellow artists' (and your own) works featured here by the Journal if you like the feature.
From the Ashes by ErinM31Ethan Hawke by Jeanne-Lui
BLS: Envoy of the Beginning by AlexRose312:thumb329476637:Sherlock Holmes by SchizophrenicUnicornTom Hiddleston III by SecondGoddess
Series Sherlock-ATC1 by zakkiya29Stairway - iogee pen drawing by HoshisamaValmorArwen by SchizophrenicUnicornRemembrance Day by Trigar
:thumb339434895:Peter and Tink by XiiiBeatoSenseiQuietude by CaptainNuss
Rebecca 7556 by phydeau-+-Late evening-+- by TalviEnkeliWar Games by HoudaShams
100 Suns by arthawk87In Darkness I Dwell - Tom Hiddleston by arthawk87sparrows by cloe-patra
a bottle full of magic by cloe-patraDachshund by ReenaH78Little One by Paul-Shanghai
bumblebee by cloe-patraChange your Fate by XiiiBeatoSenseiBirdie Bird Bird by Adniv
Trick Or Treat by zakkiya29Squirrel by AdnivTwilight: Edward and Bella by tanjadrawing
Alive by PhaedrisMad as a Hatter by SchizophrenicUnicornMR HULK by 05emort123
Norwegian Fjord Rai by AdnivBlonde Bond _complete by 05emort123Ferret Demi by Altarior
Encounter with the divine by Phaedriswtf... by sojuponSquish by zakkiya29
Storm by ErinM31Titanic by TrigarA New Leaf by emily3371
Respect The Models Sign XXL by KiLLERdjayDeep Blue by HoudaShamsCloud Strife by tincek-marincek
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
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
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 30
Coffee Kiss by dreamarianCount To Ten by HiiroNoYuki
Better Off Dead by luckynumber44Guilin Memories by Paul-ShanghaiJennifer Garner by BlueAngel271183The scariest monster-time itself by VeIra-girl
:thumb356364248:To a Great Mind... by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuETeen Wolf by luckynumber44Absol 2.0 by AlexRose312
Ostrich by AdnivBorn to serve by SuiPumpkinA Different World by AlexRose312Entwined by AlexRose312
Robert Downey Jr. by BlueAngel271183Something by Just-a-LittleDreamerWaves of Mystery by PencilHead1313Akame by jennieannie
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by SquirrelGirl15Northbound Train by PencilHead1313Rainbow Snake by RadishStick
velvet and lace 3 by HiiroNoYukiThe Wallflowers by Just-a-LittleDreamerAlien by Paul-Shanghai
Spirit of The Raven Warrior by SweediesArtEyes in the Sky by AmBr0Passion for Music by SweediesArt
Regina by alice-castielDeath of the Raven Warrior by SweediesArtOld Woman Smoking by alfredorf22
-+-Stairs from the past-+- by TalviEnkeliOnce there was the light by freshberriesBreaking Bad (Final) by alfredorf22
Pair of Parrots by yarivtElsa the golden retriever UPDATE by 05emort123The ones who give me eargasms by Ilojleen
With a Guitar In My Hands by OonaghAncaireBattleCash 'n' Dylan by Just-a-LittleDreamerlittle lanterns by cloe-patra
The Doctor and his Ponds by SuiPumpkinred flower by cloe-patrabutterfly2 by cloe-patra
Togetherness by Parabuteo78The Queen by yarivtWhy crying? by yarivt
Traditional Damon Picspam, 2 mini damons by 05emort123Black Bird by AdnivCherish Forever by jennieannie
Lenore and Krille by kornradSketch Card : HOLMES by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuEPCA Icons by alice-castiel
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
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 38
Sir Alex Ferguson : Tribute by srvlama
Seeing Eye to Eye by joniwagnerartThe Queen (the painting) by yarivtWinter's Solace by ISG-Art
The Reichenbach Fall by ISG-ArtEmily Blunt by AmBr0John Luther by AmBr0
Chrome Ironman by zahuliJaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) by IlojleenWhy crying? by yarivt
Robb Stark (Richard Madden) by IlojleenAfternoon Sketching by HoudaShamsCersei Lannister (Lena Headey) by Ilojleen
Elephant by EnjoymaadiSketchbooking by HoudaShamsSmartness Has A Name by BlackwolfSilverpaw
Jack by alice-castielHappy Halloween by neressiaDaisy by alice-castiel
Painted African boy by yarivtHayWire Joker by zahuliSoon To Be Married by KayNyman
Blue Ballpoint Dog by Cindy-RSilent Hunter -Ballpoint- by Cindy-RIndian by Enjoymaadi
Sitka by BlackwolfSilverpawBlack Ballpoint Zombie Girl by Cindy-RClash of the...Amazons? by Forty-FathomsBreaker The Magical Warrior by AlexRose312
Jackson Rathbone and his Guitar by SHParsons[Commission] Sylwek - Akcja 5,50 by neressiaTom Hiddleston by ISG-ArtPrecious like Gold by neressia
Frodo by AlexRose312It's Only Your Imagination... by Forty-FathomsBetween a Rock And a Hard Place by Forty-FathomsAlaska by BlackwolfSilverpaw
Storm by ErinM31 Follow Me by ErinM31-+-Waiting in silence-+- by TalviEnkeli
Previous WATCHERS FEATURES!:
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Traditional Art Favorites of 20122011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008
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
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 26 (130+ works)If you like the feature, why not support and promote your fellow artists' (and your own) works featured here by the Journal to help it spread and more people see it.
With every new month of these features, there's more and more great artists and amazing works popping up. Keep on with the awesomeness!
Magical Trio by Jessica17Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-Behsam
Tree by RadishStickRed Fox White Rose - pencil by LisaCrowBurkeSelf Portrait by boogiebear95Lion... by extra97
:thumb334651219:Skin by sinakasrohelineNew Orleans by ErinM31Safe by LoVeras
I Stand Alone - Tom Hiddleston by arthawk87Furtive Lungs by 3rdwheelerWet by AmBr0Sketch Card : SCARF by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuE
Natalie Portman by ruan-aIncoming Storm 2012_1022 by PhaedrisEmotion by ruan-a
Sasha resting by PhaedrisEyelash Pit Viper ( Pencil Work ) by enigmatic-freakBIC eye by photonline
Angelina by 3rdwheelerIn Darkness by ruan-a-+-Late evening-+- by TalviEnkeli
Charcoal Portrait Final by LisaCrowBurkeYour Light by ErinM31Oblivion by sinakasroheline
Il Mio Amore, Il Violino by Forty-FathomsJames Bond (AKA Daniel Craig) by Paul-ShanghaiEnola - German Boxer by kornrad
winterID by cloe-patragull by cloe-patraKitty by XiiiBeatoSensei
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 31
Snake Girl by Brii333Wraith Bride by LuthienneTinuvielle
Gothic Stairwell by LuthienneTinuvielleChloe Moretz by soph-mVarun Abhiram by karthik82Grandma's Portrait by yarivt
Jennifer Lawrence by soph-mEndurance by RustyBlouNatural Beauty by jthompson007@ night by sojupon
Stop The Hate by AnEnchantedSpiritLast Look by XiiiBeatoSenseiFalse Advantage by 3litza
Iron Man by mici-mimiCandles by Brii333Juxtaposed gasometer photo and gasometer cartoon by 3litza
Deathly Hallows by mici-mimi-+-Stairs from the past-+- by TalviEnkeliSiamese Cat by SpringzArt First oils painting! by XiiiBeatoSenseiiStudy by RustyBlouMagnet: Miku and Luka by sojupon
Third commission, oh yeah! ^^ by FlajkoThe Queen by yarivtAidan Turner as Mitchell by Ilojleen
Why crying? by yarivtA Young Khaleesi by jthompson007Cat reading a classic by SpringzArt
Behind Blue Eyes by ArtGoldArtYou've got the key to my heart by argentinian-queenFar Sunset by Poetunderground
Flare by PoetundergroundDescent by PoetundergroundIron Man Set: Hat + Mittens by argentinian-queen
Some University Photography by 3litzaVampire by SweediesArtGold Moth Orchid Sketch by LuthienneTinuvielle
B-Day Drawing by ichigonekogirlShattered by feainneHere Comes The Summer by SweediesArt
Masked by extra97LightCarrier by SweediesArtGary Oldman by jthompson007
Sketch Card : SCARF by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuEBenedict C. by Miss-CatherineMonica Bellucci : La bellissima by FlajkoKara Zor-El by Forty-Fathoms
Felicia Day by Lukuzo54week13/day3 by cloe-patraweek13/day2: fairylight by cloe-patraweek10: lights will guide you home by cloe-patra
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.
Traditional Color PortraitsDrawing someone's portrait is not an easy task. As humans, constantly looking at other humans, we're very sensitive to the subtle nuances of each person's face.
The 10th Doctor by KKzStudios Portrait of Yuval by yarivt Eat veggies! by misakiiii
Because of this, you not only have to be very accurate with proportions, shading, etc., you also have to capture what makes this person different than everyone else, and convey a particular emotion at the same time.
Person by katr14 Self portrait- Overly SERIOUS Lookin' Guy by Fuee Mila Kunis by Pevansy Clown by DPasschier
We're running out of time... by Flajdesz Nacreous girl by CellyMonteiro Rose Garden by SquirrelGirl15 Hotel Victory by AmbergrisElement Link for Ana Maria by Legrandzilla
General Valen by C-A-Harland No Contest by simple-minds
Beautiful Paintings For Monica And PhilippeToday I celebrate two dear friends, Monica :iconrottenragamuffin: and Philippe :iconphilippel:
Monica's favorite quote is...
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
― Oscar Wilde, from "Lady Windermere's Fan"
...and for sure this Lady is one of those who can see the stars and who can show to us their beauty.
Branwen by RottenRagamuffin Kinderdijk by RottenRagamuffin Mage of the Circle by RottenRagamuffin Caledonia by RottenRagamuffin An Awfully Big Pirate Adventure by RottenRagamuffin My Brilliant Career by RottenRagamuffin Kallian Tabris... Reloaded by RottenRagamuffin Calling on Miss Mouse by RottenRagamuffin Boris and Patricia by RottenRagamuffin
Philippe's favorite writer is J.R.R. Tolkien...
"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after."
...and for sure this Gentleman is one of those who never tired of looking after beauty in al
Merry Christmas, and Happy HolidaysHello everybody,
A big hug to all my stubborn watchers, and a welcome hug to all new ones... It's almost the end of a year. A big year for me, to say the least. In my professional life, I have been making some exiting new stuff, which hopefully will pay off the next year. In my free time, I have been drawing. It's even difficult for myself to believe I have been drawing for only for a year now.
Comments and reactions have been so helpful, and motivating to pursue my dream of traditional drawing. When I started a year ago, I gave myself 2 years to strengthen my drawing skills. I must be honest and admit that I did not expect for myself, that after a year, I would already produce the stuff I am drawing now.
It must be something that was hiding in myself, and I must also give credit and applause to a lot of people on dA who have been so supporting and caring this last year.
So, for them, I want to share some great drawings from these amazing, and
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature
:icondeviantartloveplz:Hello fellow deviants!:icondeviantartloveplz:
Please feel free to this news article so that many more people can enjoy these wonderful deviations!
:iconTheFavouriteShowcase: is a wonderful group that not only showcases some beautiful deviations but also helps in its promotion as well.This week's article is about FLOWER POWER.Enjoy!
The Enchanted Flower by FrosinaIlievskapoppy by cloe-patra
frozen. by Cocoouejust the way you are by morettinaLetting go by dukeofspade
pins II by indojo:thumb25195
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
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
Of Snake Charmers and TreesThere are mathematicians
that calculate the gravitational
pull that tethers us to one another,
teasing sense out of the fabric
of Time and Space like
wizened snake charmers.
I thought them so horribly
unromantic, searching for
logic amidst wildflowers--
reasoning being reason enough
to put one foot in front
of the other each day.
True beauty lay printed
on petals and pages,
where I delved for pearls;
the patterns in the pathos
intriguing me into each
rising of the sun.
I do not remember when
it occurred to me that
without fractals there would
be no trees, nor without love
would people have any reason
to calculate the distances that
separate them from their muses.
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