Basically, here are some people I've been watching for a long time on DA, people who I'll go on watching without question. I'm choosing to highlight a few, because they're amazing, but everyone on the list is super amazing, and you should totally watch all of them.
First, I've known Trevor for some time, he was a volunteer TWICE! He's been to my house and we are friends. Beyond that, he's a force. He started as a deviant, he became a volunteer and now he's staff doing crazy awesome stuff to improve things around here. He's probably the most genuine person I know and he's a great writer! I wish he had time to do more of it but watch him and encourage him to keep writing
crushes are weirdstanding on opposite ends of the Pacific
watching sunrise and sunset happening
in tandem; you've left me starry-eyed
SunburstEight in the morning and my shaved head
burns tan with summer, eighty-five degrees
of heat and separation, and the air
conditioner has conditioned me to roll
the windows down
my hand against my sweat-drenched forehead
and my eyes at the cars around me.
Perspective tells me I should be glad the car works.
The migraine tells me I should murder everyone.
Pigeons on a nearby traffic sign are playing
their usual game of "which car is best
to crap on, and how long will that crap sizzle
before it dries", and I'd feel bad for that Lexus
under them if he hadn't cut me off two miles back.
The pigeons hav
The Jailed Monkeyi. Explanation To The New Deputy
"Every day the same clanking
clanking, clanking bit
by bit by bit, clanking
chains on bars on window
frame. He's been there three
years, four months, seventeen
days and nine hours. No
name, no idea where he's from, what
he did to get put in here. Just
clanks against the bars like
some caged monkey. Writes in
that notebook, weird nonsense.
Tries to reach his hair out
his window sometimes, too. Yells
for a weather report when he does.
He won't leave. Just ignore him,
you'll be better off. Remember
to feed him now and again.
The serious inmates are down here."
ii. The Monkey's Observations
Chains! Chains on my side
of the bars! They were not here
yesterday but when shaken they make
wonderfully artificial sounds. I should
enjoy hearing them all day.
If shrouded, does the sky turn
brown with plague, or wires?
The inmates are quiet today.
Memory is a dung-filled field,
strung, waiting to be scraped
away, one by one by --
once more, for memory's
I adore Rhiannon. First, her gallery will make you salivate but beyond that she's so ridiculously nice and helpful. I'm a cook, I'm not a baker but I had these grand plans for a cake for my mom's birthday and she coached me through some terrible moments with fondant!
What can I say about Alex? He's on my top list because he draws Wonder Woman. To be fair, he does so much more than that but that is why I started watching him and eventually stalking him. It's terrible I know but I was kind? When I went to Comic-Con and found out he was there I hunted him down and then proceeded to absolutely geek the heck out. Embarrassing. Thankfully he's totally awesome and forgives craziness
Simon was one of the first people I met when I started working for DeviantArt and he was/is a ball of energy. When I first met him, I was certain he was powered by an invisible battery. Beyond what he does for DA as a staff member, Simon writes. He should do it more often but we do what we can I love his writing and you should check it out.
Jessie's mother read to her about
the 10,000 year old fairies that
in the hills and the clouds
and lit the way
for all the lost animals
A long time later
Jessie's mother told her that it wasn't real
But she didn't understand
She could still see them outside her window
Robbing the ForgeThe wordsmith
red stars into the air
I collected the sparks [ow, ow, ow]
And wrote you this poem
So longThe night is over
but we haven't fallen in love
The sun is sprinkling
more ~~magic than usual over the
bread, orange juice, kettle's ready
and you're going away
to wherever it is you go
I'll just be standing in the hall, then
What can I say about Khuram that hasn't been said already? He's incredibly community oriented, he's an amazing artist with no real appreciation for how great he, himself is. He spends an absurd amount of time promoting other people but let's be real, he's a gem and needs to be celebrated.
Awe-inspiring. That is what you think when you think about Mike. He's a rock-climber, he graduated from Harvard, he's a brilliant programmer, an amazing artist and probably the best dad ever. He's a renaissance man, he's just naturally gifted at so many things and he's so down to earth and wonderful, you want to be his best friend.
Probably one of the first artists I favorited and it was because he posted an amazing piece that reflected OCD, which I suffer from. My comment is from 2006 but that piece is still prominently hung in my office and will never go away. Part of the allure was certainly that piece but beyond that it was his humanity. He responded to every comment and was generally caring and empathetic. Because of that I will always see him as a DeviantArt Hero
She's the reason I joined DeviantArt. She isn't as active as she once was but she's an incredible artist and her gallery is worth checking out. Without her, this story just wouldn't be.
And now, a really awesome list of really awesome deviants:
(Names in italics are deviants I've met in person!)
3wyl Aeirmid akreon AlexanderJansson alexandrasalas
alicexz alvinlee Anoya Artgerm Astralseed
Athos-of-Light Atramina aunjuli Battledress BeccaJS
celesse cheeks-74 ChewedKandi cosmosue copperrein
danlev DanLuVisiArt DanielaUhlig damphyr DestinyBlue
Elandria ElectrikPinkPirate elsevilla Endling Exillior
fartprincess foureyes getcarter GENZOMAN ginkgografix
GrimFace242 HalHefnerART Heidi Hellobaby Ikue
imaginism IsacGoulart JaimeIbarra jeriweaver Kaz-D
KovoWolf kozispoon kuschelirmel limnides LadyLincoln
LaurenKitsune LiliWrites Lyricanna madizzlee Marker-Guru
meago micahgoulart Mrs-Durden Mothershark neurotype
nina-Y Nyx-Valentine Ophelia-Overdose Pixel-Spotlight pica-ae
RobbVision RYE-BREAD sandara SaTaNiA SeanDietrich
StJoan superkev techgnotic Thunderstatement tiganusi
UnicornReality Wen-M y2jenn zilla774
Now how about you?
Who are some of your favorite deviants? You should make a journal like this one and share some deviants that you'll watch forever, then link your journal in the comments here so I can check it out!