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Open Canvas: Vol. 1

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 25, 2015, 2:13 AM
Welcome to Volume One of...

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What is "Open Canvas"?

"Open Canvas" is a daily article hosted by OfOneSoul that features a collection of pieces submitted to one of the subcategories of "Traditional Art". The purpose of this feature is to bring light to the many beautiful traditional deviations on DA as well as the talented artists who create them. Each article will feature several artworks from different deviants as well as a special acknowledgement to a single accomplished artist.

This article's theme...

- Black & White!

Recently I've come across several amazing black & white pieces
and decided to theme this article in honor of them.

Under the roots by ChristinaMandy Another one by Cherry-Ksyss
+Strigidae+ by lordmegi
Three top hats by reveur-artiste Spring of Banshee by vvveverka
Ophelia by Pidimoro
Giraffe with Cub by Yankeestyle94 Queen of the night by sepraven
Great horned owl by Concini
Take This Pain Away by Bdellian Niche by jflaxman

And now for the highlighted deviant...

- dloraas!

Little Sunflower by dloraas

dloraas is an accomplished black & white artist who employs charcoal. Their gallery is full of beautifully reproduced images in their own magnificent, traditional style. I'm sure you will find it is a challenge to pinpoint which is the original photo and which is the reproduction. Not only does this artist show admirable technical skill but also the wonderful ability to capture raw emotion in charcoal.

Little dreamer by dloraas
Last Tango in Paris by dloraas Tender heart (wip) by dloraas
Mother's journey by dloraas
Lament for a frozen flower by dloraas The last of the english roses by dloraas
Sunsets and red clouds by dloraas

Thank you SO much for visiting today's issue of...


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In Praise Of... Vol. XX

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 24, 2015, 12:42 PM
Facebook l Gallery l dA Portfolio l Watch Me l Note Me


Macro Photography

DeviantArt  About In Praise Of DeviantArt 

Welcome to a continuing series, where on a daily basis I feature 25 deviations ranging from: literature, photography, traditional art, digital art,  artisan crafts, and special features, where I showcase: DailyDeviations or LitRecognition deviations.

Please don't be afraid to check out the featured works and if I've featured you, do not be alarmed. I purely mean to showcase your work because I liked it and wish for more people to see it.

On behalf of the owner's whose work I feature please be respectful and do not steal or copy their original work. If you believe a work is stolen, please report to the necessary authorities.

Love literature? A keen poetry enthusiast? Or a fan of stories? Then take a moment to check out LitRecognition and suggest some literature to the team. Each of us has our own guidelines you can check out! :eager: by darkmoon3636 Spread the word! Get those suggestions going folks! Love 

Are you a writer?

Then why not give these a try?

The DeviantArt Writers Questionnaire 2015Inspired by CRLiterature's latest journal What do you want to see from CRLit I decided out of sheer madness to draw up a questionnaire focusing on: what makes you a writer? Why do you write and where did you first have your a-ha! moment when a story or poem exploded into existence? Does it matter if you are a writer? Nope, this questionnaire is even for those who don't write, who loathe poetry, where the sight of a book causes the blood to drain from you. Here's your opportunity to share with others why. 
Love DeviantArt QUESTION-TIME!DeviantArt Love 
1. How long have you been a member of DeviantArt, and for how long have you been writing? If you don't write what realm of art do you work in?
2. Why did you become a writer? Is your reason to write the same now as it was then?&
  Nemo's Christmas 3 Word Contest 2015Hey! Hi! So after a year I've decided to restart my 3 Word Contest, which this month will be themed on 3 words you would most likely associate with the Christmas season of snow laden roofs decked in an array of lights, mince pies and carollers. Of course, you don't have to write your entry as a Christmas piece, if you're a secret Scrooge, you may feel free to use the 3 words in an innovative and original manner. Good luck! I am a dummy!
OMG! I can't contain my excitement! Anyway on to the contest itself. OMG! I can't contain my excitement!
Target Aim - to write a poem or a prose piece including one or all of the following three words:
 Snowman. Angel. Frost.
Target IM

LoveLoveThank you for reading! LoveLove

Previous Editions:

Vol. III Traditional Art 07/11/2015
Vol. IV Digital Art 08/11/2015
Vol. V Artisan Crafts 09/11/2015
Vol. VI Daily Deviations 10/11/2015
Vol. VII DailyLitRecognition 11/11/2015
Vol. VIII Haiku 12/11/2015
Vol. IX Traditional Painting 13/11/15
Vol. X Visual & Found Poetry 14/11/2015
Vol. XI Free Verse Poetry 15/11/2015
Vol. XII Animation 16/11/2015
Vol. XIII Prose 17/11/2015
    Vol. XIV. Landscape Photography 18/11/2015
Vol. XV Fractal Art 19/11/2015
Vol. XVI Sculpture 20/11/2015
Vol. XVII. Traditional Poetry 21/11/2015
Vol. XVIII Culinary Art 22/11/2015
Vol. XIX Metal & Woodwork 23/11/2015
Tiny Sparkles by RMS-OLYMPIC

Golden Web by Meluzina81

Time by CometShine

Red Berry Macro  by volker03

The Edge Of Sorrow by Nikki-vdp

M3473 - Fibonacci. by Lothringen

Img 9889-1 by snomanda

because i love photography.. by jeanbeanxoxo

When Acorns Fell by Anastasia-Ri

Purely Refreshing. by OliviaMichalski

Such Detail by ian-roberts

Home for the little ones by RoosMacro

Something lovely by Hantaricious

Fountain Pen by Gamerlunalicious

Cold-Hearted Hoar by FramedByNature

Augenblick by SanguineWinds

47:52 - November Blossoms by JoJoAsakura

Pine cone by Pamba

one for all by lindahabiba

Housefly by faycalpub

World in Bottle - I waiting for you by Hekkoto

Forest Drops by Akxiv

Wet Web by iriscup

Cheerful ladybug by Nataly1st

Dragon in a bubble by gigi50

CSS made by TwiggyTeeluck
Texture by Princess-of-Shadows

Autumnal Feature II

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 24, 2015, 3:46 PM
Who We Are And Who We Are Not

The Submission Policy

What The Group Accepts For Its Galleries

Enjoy the tation eyecandies!


Icy Road by RowyeStock Feather Smudge Wand by Cynnalia-Stock Jackdaw by DarkMysty-Stock
Velvet wrinkled 3 by dragonat0r PNG Horns by the-night-bird Stock - Gothic Queen Headdress light by S-T-A-R-gazer
MAGGIE STOCK by alan1828 Cosplay Game Just Dance 2016 by 13-Melissa-Salvatore Pumpkins 16 by ceeek-stock
Medieval Tales 19 by Elandria Autumnal by Eclession Oriental Sapphire Garden - free hdr stock by somadjinn
Once Upon A Time Additionals 01 by kuschelirmel-stock Walking hiker alex malyon by alexmalyon The Old Boathouse by artistic-touches
  Pink I by RavienneArt Jur by elenartphotography Forest Premade by EveLivesey
Untitled by elenartphotography Stock ~ Frozen Pond by CaitlinDickson Relaxed Nude 13 by Null-Entity
.: Smooth Skin Tutorial :. by KuramaPhoenix Layer Masks + Colour Gradients by kuschelirmel-stock Nymph 8 - female stock by Dea-Vesta Mad Hatter 23 by MajesticStock


Deertree by Le-Meridian Fiery Soul III by Crims0nPhotography My Kingdom by maiarcita
Protection by MelieMelusine Cosmic Dreamer by Softyrider62 Fall by gogo888
Autumn song by ektapinki Samia Moth by Fotomonta Hear me by Alena-48
Ashes to ashes by Chari-ot Lighting the Night by LaercioMessias The Devil InMe by TL-Designz
Butterfly 's Kiss by MelieMelusine Melancholy colors by Energiaelca1 Imagine by umina67
Living room by Marilis5604 November Rain by Notvitruvian
Zen in the City by Aart-van-Pixxel Mina by Birdsatalcatraz Waiting dawn by Aeternum-Art
Oriental Princess by Secretadmires November Rain by lauraypablo Sacrifice by MelieMelusine


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Daily Lit Recognition for November 25th, 2015
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.
Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!


Suggested By: Malintra-Shadowmoon
Featured By: ssensory
This poem deals with processing the past and starting
something new in the future, with hope in the heart
and a lovely friend. There are a lot of emotions involved,
some kind of bitterness as well as great joy.
It is an encouragement for experiencing something
new after walking through the deepest valleys.

Featured By: NemoX7

With excellent use of repetition, CeeTheaPeia's poem is
a beautiful rendition of melancholy and love.


Featured By: betwixtthepages

Humor and philosophy make a beautiful coupling in this six word story--
you're bound to think this through at least twice!

Featured By: betwixtthepages
The Month of OctoberHugh Everett's ashes are in the dumpster behind the restaurant I work at. I know because they start moving on Monday. By Tuesday, there is a writhing charred leg and parts of his open torso. Wednesday, he speaks to me for the first time.
"What year is it?"
"I think you might implode if you knew."
"Makes sense. Do you smoke, doll?" 
I light a cigarette for him, having pulled it with quivering fingers from my apron, and put it in his mouth. He leans up against a garbage bag leaking shake mix and puffs, exhaling clouds. 
"This is weak. Lady cigarettes."
He rips off the filter with his teeth. He only has three fingers on his left hand and his right arm is a stump. At least his eyes have grown in. 
"Do you know why I left academic physics?"
"To make models for the Pentagon?"
He takes a long drag.
"A model, you see, is a representation of an ideal, a situation that can only occur exactly that way within a given set of circumstances. In reality, we can only create

This short, non-linear prose piece examines life, death, and the
answers in between with exquisite clarity and lovely quirk.

For more information, including how to suggest a Deviation
to be featured, please visit us at DailyLitRecognition.

Thanks so much for supporting the lit community and this project!

~ The DailyLitRecognition Team ~

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Look Up To The Sky

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 24, 2015, 9:13 AM

Hi Folks,

we are still in shock of what happend at Paris.

Especially here around where I live.

Northrhine-Westphalia is very close to France and Belgium, and even here around we have raids against terrorists.

But we do not give in, we try to live our normal lifes without fear of terrorists acts.

We still mourn the lives of the victims of Paris, but we do carry on.

Not giving in to fear, we are not hidding.

When we would do, this brainwashed religious zealots would be the winners.

No, sir, no.

We do not give in.

Therefore a look to the sky.

clouds pic 23 by Nipntuck3

Colorful clouds 8 ~ S T O C K by AStoKo

The 5th Of June by Roo-PG

Storm Clouds stock by Bansheeda

Fractal In The Sky by shilaktit

Raise Me Up Off This Road Forever by greystarlight

Nebo by secret-mirror

Smokescreen  by FancyFish77

Last Saturday's Sunset -8- by IoannisCleary

Evening glory by shilaktit

Heavy Cloud by purstotahti

That's all for today.

As always give credits to the artists.

I am just the collector.

And do not lose hope, we are stronger than any terrorists, fanatics and brainwashed zealots.

We are artists, we know that race, reglion and social stand is not important to be here.

We are Pray For Paris, We Are Charlie, we are the people, we are just humans.



This Journal Skin was designed by Night-Beast

"Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way.

This is not philosophy.
This is physics."
(Albert Einstein)

SEP / OCT / NOV '15

Monkey by pavboq
A stroke of luck by myraincheck

Passaggi... by Blakk-mamba

... by panfoto

Arboria by DougNZ

Street Photography color 270 by sagi-k

Hello Mr. Tomlinson! by ZiaulKareem

not shot on iphone by arslanalp

Slide by burningmonk

Five Legs by sandas04

Untitled by noahsamuelmosko

Toy Story by MARX77

Untitled by du-jamais-vu

pothead by lightdrafter

The Strange House I by leingad

Untitled by du-jamais-vu

Self Portrait by aaroffy

Help! by myraincheck

Portraits Anonymous by Jinnger

Autumn Flavour by myraincheck

Surreal horse by mariomencacci

Slippery by djailledie

Caught by IrynaFedorovska

::::: by Jinnger

Workplace Romance by MARX77

Dancer by burningmonk

If you like what you see, +favlove this article

so it can reach as many deviants as possible.

A weekly selection amongst the images we liked,

while browsing the Street Gallery,

and we think they deserve more attention.

Enjoy them, comment on them and remember

to visit the photographers' galleries as well.

After the peace of monsters and humans of a young brave hero, there were two girls walking with each other on the mountain."Did you sit on sugar? Cause Yo got a SWEET ASS" the girl with messy curls with blackish brown hair yelled playfully to her best friend named, Jeff. "HOE, I SWEAR to GOD!! If you trying to grab my gay ass.. I'LL FIST YOUR THROAT NOLY!!" Jeff yelled with annoyance with her dark ginger-ish her almost covering the whole face, "Aww.. Need a hug?" Noly began smiled evilly while opening her arms aiming for her hug. "Noly. NO." "Come here my child! You need a HUG!!!" "NOLY OMF-" Jeff fall down before she could've run from the death hug by Noly. Jeff tried to get her balanced but unfortunately from Noly's hugs she tripped by the rock behind them and fell into the Holes of Monsters.  

~just a promo~
I HOPE YOU LIKE IT THANKS TO MystehAsh , WinterIsBeautiful , and I-Only-Draw-Cartoons for helping me of this fanfic ;v; please tell me what you think

I had a heck of a time finding folks to feature today!
Doctors appointments and prescriptions this morning!

stinkycheesedude  :iconstinkycheesedude:
Stinkycheesedude just joined DA today! Please welcome him to DA and the fractal community!

Nodal by stinkycheesedude

yeliriley   :iconyeliriley:
Yeliriley had been with DA for 7 years now! Please stop by and say hello!

Inner Frakking by yeliriley

flyingmatthew   :iconflyingmatthew:
Flyingmatthew had been with DA for 4 years now! Please stop by and check out his gallery!

Meteor Impact II by FlyingMatthew

rawglor   :iconrawglor:
Flyingmatthew had been with DA for 3 years now! Please stop by and check out his gallery!

Power Orb by Rawglor

skyler276   :iconskyler276:
Skyler276 had been with DA for 6 years now! Please stop by and check out his gallery!

Punta Gorda by skyler276

Please stop by the galleries of these fractal artists both new and old and fav the fractals you like best!
Everyone has something in their galleries that will appeal to us if we just have a look!

We are currently looking for new Admin who enjoy fractals and would like to write regular journals. If you feel you can commit yourself to writng a feature just once a fortnight, then please send a NOTE to the Group, giving us some details of:

Bullet; Green your experience as an admin (if any),
Bullet; Green what you feel you can offer the group
Bullet; Green why this position would appeal to you.

We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please note all admin now have the opportunity to act as Founder for the group on a three months turnaround basis.

Feature Prepared by :iconfractalholic:. Be safe and have a great day! :squee: :hug:

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Art Blast#2

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 24, 2015, 9:10 AM
サラザル レン

As the title says, this journal is about another blast of artworks I would like to promote. I've gone around dA and have encountered awesome artists with works awaiting some love. Check 'em out here, guys! Go say hi to the artists, fave, comment on their artworks or watch them. 
Cover by Vember-Judgement
Miku Speedpaint by Namiiru
Lotus by TenkoSama9
Chupika by CatkinSvedka Chancing... by ansdesignPumpkin Head by LiveArtBreatheArt New visitor in Town by ZeeShiKing Aeolian by wlopwho's gonna win? by wizyakuzaOver The Hills - Terrain 06 by TobyfredsonMusician 2 by jennystokesSitting on the Edge [Animation] by Astral-Chan Wolf Love by ChloeClik
Breaking Through by AnonymousnessAnomalyWhite Tulip Project #11 by rongiveansElesis Line Art Colored by Ideathy12When the stars shine I'll find you by FranMagiusThe Brain Of A Philosopher by Anouk-Jill

And to end this art feature journal, I would also like to promote the very first Android app built by the team I belong to [I can't exactly call it 'my' team; I'm just the semi-team lead developer.] It's called Headlines, and yes, it gives feeds on different categories. Check it out here. Should you have some feedback for our team, or if you see a bug (gosh, I hope there aren't any that have slipped our testers' eyes), just tell us through Google Play Store. It's like a young plant, help us make it better... pwetty pwease? ^_^

Oh, oh! One more thing... I would like to promote this too. ;P…
That's my younger brother's cover for a PTX song he really likes. Hope you like it. :heart:

There will be another batch of art features coming up soon! Stay tuned~!

P.S. I would like to thank all readers of my comic 'Days of Yore' .  Do you believe in the oracle of Apollo?
Just a few more sets of updates and Chapter 3 is finished. 
Look forward to these:
  • Confusion and explanations
  • Romance -> (I want to get to this part soon! >.< :love: )
  • Tension
  • The Fated Encounter -> this is the climax! Holy crap! Cross your fingers on this.
  • The Tragedy of having this particular character as a foe

Thanks for checking this journal out! :glomp: Have a great day!

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Edited by Zarashi99

The Under-Loved, Vol. 16

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 6:19 PM

THAT Dream by Kedori

So, normally, this feature would have gone up on Saturday. I did explain to Tessriane why this would be late, and anything I had pending was cancelled, so a lot of features are going to be a bit off-schedule for perhaps a week. Unfortunately, unavoidable circumstances resulted in that eventuality.

I do hope that you enjoy the following feature, and please do remember to show these artists some love! As always, the pieces featured below have less than 300 :+fav:s or less than 100 comments. And do take a moment to visit Kedori's piece featured in the header (the comments exceeded the limit for being included in the body of the feature) as well! :love:

Lake District. England 1 by jennystokes
Sunrise by DuertenSchreiber
Trophy by Jaffa-Tealc
Big Ben and the telephone. oil on canvas, collage. by Shatilov

Spoons and balls by pulsar69fr
Godfather by sogni-di-margherita
Claire Redfield: Heat of Battle by Legendarysid
How To Train Your DRAGON by SAMLIM
Megacosm by VixSky
Gift: Dray by BioticShark

Bear Lake 1 by AGalWithACamera
All Wrong by TEAofeyes
COM ~ The Harpist by Songes-et-crayons

Cooling Tower C 04 by yanshee
Remembering the Narnia by NatashaSmithPhoto
Shyft - New design by Ribera
Fairytale by SetsiAngelSailor

Gotta Catch 'Em All by milkmindart
alchymiste 9 by inferno-sensus
Ward of Protection by KoTnoneKoT
Marceline Adventure Time by YanaFortuna
Gone Bad by silicon-jayce
Sapporo Samurai Bracer by GoddessNemesis
Elven Stock - HD by FrancescaAmyMaria

Sara by AlexanderB

Gentle 2 by DragonOfLust
Coral Reef Diary Cover by Magical525
Ghost in the Room by piccadilley
Jardin des Tuileries by pavboq
Southern Sky tells all by Xyrus-02
Tuck no hander by RadoslawSass

Indian Peafowl in Scale 1:12 by JannisKernert
'Ari the Noble, Guardian of Knowledge', 2015 by MacLeodDragons
Magic Lesson by ElfenCeres
Pyrography portrait of a panda bear by brandojones
Undertale: Feel Your Sins Crawling On Your Back... by CoolFireBird
Vintage by PerfectVillainess
Commission Painting Jedi Temple Assault by Entar0178
20ies 1 by jl-modelstock
Idalis by Wiresculptress

Hit the bottle by Floriarty

Skin by Dan Leveille