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Tonari no Totoro by alchemaniac
totoro no rain by Apofiss
ToToRo by starryjohnTotoro by Vermeilbird
Totoros and Ocarinas by Omega-Sigh
Totoro by Flying-Fox
My Neighbor Jake by rismo
Dysfunctional Neighbour Totoro by spacecoyote
Totoro with Full Moon by Twinky-Dink
Cat Bus stop by AndyPritchard
Totoro by lires
Totoro by sxan
Totoro by nakuruaki
Totoro Transportation: Catbus by KrisCynical
Totoro and Friends by DanielaUhlig

Mei chan is with mushrooms by cuongdao
Ride with Hayao Miyazaki - not finished yet by Duhokama
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(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 38

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 1:03 AM
218 watchers
suggested by Gryffgirl
Our Own Space by frecklednose124Good Night My Love by frecklednose124
Magpies by frecklednose124The Cold Winter by frecklednose124

159 watchers
Saruman the White by StoryTellerFThere, In The Snow by StoryTellerF
But The King Had Begun To Age... by StoryTellerFFox and Hedgehog by StoryTellerF

117 watchers
Owl ride by mirenneLate afternoon by mirenne
Mushroom journey by mirenneArmin attack by mirenne

70 watchers
Black Wednesday Poster by mahogany-poulaineDrawing for a Record Cover by mahogany-poulaine
Inert Nakedness by mahogany-poulainePatterned Cloak by mahogany-poulaine

329 watchers
Mr Cottage by Wolf-SmithSky Taffy by Wolf-Smith
Miasmar by Wolf-SmithArchives of Lead by Wolf-Smith

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean these artists are underappreciated?
It means that for what they have in their galleries, they deserve much more attention. This doesn't mean they are generally underappreciated, but on dA - yes.

Where do you find all these people?
Often they're my watchers - I check out every user who adds me. Also, I'm a creepy stalker and look through other people's favourites. And group galleries.

Can I suggest a gallery for your feature?
Of course. Please send me a note with a link (not in a comment!). It may take a couple of posts before your suggestion is shown, though, I always have some (-404)'s drafted and waiting in


                                                             - No Title 39 - by KARRR
                                                             Iron wheel by Igor-Demidov
                                                             Under the Bridge by Einsilbig

                                                             Artists Block by shadowfoxcreative
                                                             on the attic by RB67ProS

                                                             Myth by Vic4U

                                                             Curiosity Has Killed The Cat by EintoeRn
                                                            8216 by TomWasilewski

                                                            Temporary Divergence by EintoeRn

                                                           10 to Time Of Death by siamesesam

                                                           Pull me up by tholang

                                                           A Green Background by EintoeRn

                                                           Under Pressure by EintoeRn

                                                           Metaldustry by lomatic

                                                           Set Me Free by EintoeRn

                                                           I have forgotten something! :))) by RB67ProS

                                                           The Morning After II by veeegeee

                                                           Decamerone revisited by crh

                                                           7027 by TomWasilewski

 These are some of my recent favourites over the last few months. Enjoy! Feel free to give these works some faves and comments!
I haven't done a feature in a while. I know this one isn't as well organized as my last one was, and my membership expired so I can't use a pretty journal skin, but that shouldn't have any effect on how beautiful these works are!

Landscapes and Waterscapes
cause we need someone to go through this world by ateist-klerantySupport by Varjoainerevitalize by NWunseenShip Wreck by ExplicitStudios
Morning Dreamer by almostacrayonTop of Kirkjufellfoss by porbitalButtermere Dawn by Capturing-the-LightJokulsarlon Beach by porbital
Entrancing Dawn by DMMDesignPalokkajarvi by m-eralpThe single tree by m-eralpCloudy II by m-eralp
Godafoss by porbitalmassif morning by NWunseenFairy pools by NichofskyWelcome sunrise by dashakern
Thy Devourer by almostacrayonLight Leak by Draken413oSummer night by m-eralphexagonals can turn by Buntcone

D448 by miobiSpring Romance (me modeling) by gestiefeltekatzeBella by EmilySoto... by Nelleke
Reflections of an unknown Truth by Spiegellichtall the wrong places by SabrinaCichyCat0443m1 by catman-suhaJimaGination Photography by JimaGinationPhotogra
In Awe. by AmelieyQMM0552a by metindemiralayi love you by Lover-and-the-WildSpring in white by Anette89
Red Rubber Spider by KodoqKatieTangled by GingershotsEmmanouela by xeneras13/52 night by baravavrova

Did I Take a Wrong Turn? by MLynnKRepetitions by thrumyeyeGlide 7901 by Sooper-DeviantSwandance by thrumyeye
Tender Is A Mothers Love by MikeShawPhotographySpringtime by Kaasik91The Catcher in the Rye by thrumyeyeSpring! by Rozowynos
Climb a tree they said... by alexgphotoPatrolling Youngsters by LinRuPhotography.:Acrobatic Dive:. by RHChengLuna II by Wordup
Running up that hill by CumbriaCamGreat Day by SilvermoonswanSnugglebug by robbobertSnake Eyes by rockismith21

Architecture and Cityscapes
Silent Encore by szydlakVienna Staircase 13 by NightlineVertical Contorted by hessbeck-fotografixLondon Tower Bridge Sunset by alierturk
Round and Round by Matthias-HakerMirror, Mirror on the Floor by Matthias-HakerOn a foggy day by torobalaNatural History Museum HDR by kakobrutus
Alter Elbtunnel II by DanielHeydeckeHamburg, Warehouse 2 by alierturkDencity by Draken413oDiamonds Are Forever by Chopen
Pink Sweep by Draken413oDark Roma by klapouchSilver Linings by JanPusdrowskiBarcelona! by DAREKSIG

Still Life/Macro/Conceptual/Others
I am Real, Are You? by MRFartsShyness by head-in-the-cloudTake Me Away by Sarah-BKHappy Valentines Day! by suezn
rainbow under water_2 by KaterinaRaedLittle Iron man by MRFartsFor You.. by Lady-ToriOpen wide by relhom
Immemorial by AljoschaThielenim sorry by bwaworgaSunny by xOronarred and yellow by PhotographerSloan
Red droplet. by RavenithWithout any question by Oer-WoutPsychadelic by DanielHeydeckeThe Forest Guardians by alexgphoto
Little Wonders. by dragonfly-oliUp. Down. by SheilaBrinsonFire and Ice. by DafoeofLeninHalf Truths by Geekisthecolour
Sparkling Wine by aherminJust For Fun by CapturingTheNightNirvana by chabruphotographyA Very Long Winter by MyLifeThroughTheLens

PE: Contact shyness

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Many deviants may have heard already that you shouldn't be sorry, scared or shy to contact a Senior Member (or Community Volunteer).
I´m going to write this journal from my perspective and deviantART experience as Member and what experience I have gained after I became a Senior Member in social contact in this community. (You may share your own experience in the journal comments. :heart:)

My experience as regular member in this community and Senior Member is dissimilar in social contact with the community.
The change to a senior member have not changed myself, also not other senior members. It only was the symbol that changed. But this tiny symbol have a huge presence that it change the impact in this community. A symbol that you earn with special activity in this community give members a view that we seniors are higher positioned members. But senior members aren't different to every other member. Like members, senior members are doing what they enjoy to do in this community. It may be begin an artist or a community voice.

To contact a Senior Member is not as much different as to contact everyone else. You are not wasting our time when you note us for help/support or for regular informations, for example, a 'commission status'. :nod: Far from it! Seniors would not reply your comments or notes if it was a waste.

Be courageous for 10 seconds and expect amazing.

I really love this slogan because it is true. Sometimes you don't see big changes when you are courageous. But even little changes could become important for the future.

This slogan is matching to many siturations in your life. I wanted to share it in this journal and I hope it lighten up some people to walk out of the crowd.

I would like to ask the readers,
What experience have you gained as you contacted a Senior Member (or Community Volunteer)? Granny

Thank You Feature 1.4

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 1:32 PM

    Every so often [when I get enough people to do a decent feature or two] I want to feature those who have donated points either to contests, projects, or anything else I've hosted or via my donation pool. You are the people that make a lot of what I do possible and I truly do appreciate it. Anybody who donates 10 or more points is featured.
    All points donated go back to the community through contests, projects & other events. Not one point donated goes towards me, I purchase my subscriptions & art separately. If you'd like to donate please feel free to Donate Points Here. Every point donated it greatly appreciated!

:icontarkie::icontarkie::icontarkie: Tarkie :icontarkie::icontarkie::icontarkie:
Tarkie has no art to be featured; but is still super appreciated for the donation given! :heart: Thank you!!!

:iconstygma: Stygma :iconstygma:
Attentive by StygmaDelicates by StygmaMaybe I'm full now by Stygma

:iconapplemac12: Applemac12 :iconapplemac12:
Thank You Bev by Applemac12Happy Birthday Tracey by Applemac12Thank You Marilyn by Applemac12

:iconviokcha: Viokcha :iconviokcha:
Daniel and Helena by ViokchaLovers by ViokchaChibi+Base Comm for Mariekythe by Viokcha

:iconmaya49m: maya49m :iconmaya49m:
Green flower by maya49mSilk flowers by maya49mFiligrana blu by maya49m

:iconedges-to-everything: Edges-to-Everything :iconedges-to-everything:
A Childhood in WinterSnow coming thick upon steep hills beckons,
Excited they climb, with sleds at the ready.
Daring or fearful, a course they reckon,
With each run completed, moves are more steady.
Nerves held in check, their next turn approaching,
They watch all the others, to learn their best moves.
Younger kids listen to parents' coaching,
Older ones show confidence in their best grooves.
Over the edge and down Boreas Hill,
The oldest and bravest, they take the big run.
Steepest and fastest - a test of one's will!
Intense competition and fine snowy fun.
Winter! For children a magical time,
As snow becomes snowmen, and angels with wings.
For this older poet - challenged to rhyme,
Snow is exciting for memories it brings!
At Sixteen...    Ben turned fifty the day he met his birth mother. Her visit wasn't a gift, and there could be no return or exchange. Nancy was now sixty-six. Ben had done the math. In 1964 America, his mother was likely ostracized.
    "I can't tell you who your father is, and don't pry further," was all Nancy would say about Ben's paternal descent. They had met in a coffee house near where Ben lived. His mother clearly had little interest in her son’s life. "It's cold in Minneapolis," she said after a silence.
    "There are winter activities in the area, mother. I love snow. What do you do for enjoyment in Florida?"
    "I suppose you think I play shuffleboard all day and bingo evenings like every other retiree," Nancy said. Ben didn’t know his mother was retired, or what she’d done for work. Minutes after meeting her, he didn't care. But he had to try.
    "Mother, I have no idea what your life is like, why don't you tell me? I
I Would Only Drag You DownI imagine gazing into your eyes as we both awaken to begin each day together.
Do you see anything in my eyes, love? Do you see our future?
I am reminded of pure honey flowing, every time you brush your long golden hair.
To share each morning's rituals with you would be as sweet.
I wonder if our children would be blessed with your looks, not burdened with mine.
Will I ever become a father? Does this lineage end with me?
I fear not being able to provide for you - but isn't that so old-fashioned of me?
Your intelligence, strengths and aplomb were what drew me to you, love.
I contemplate our golden years together as filled with grandchildren and warm memories.
You wouldn't ever depart, would you - and leave me to grow old alone?
I dream of us kissing each other goodnight at the end of each love-and-laughter-filled day.
I'll likely fall asleep in my recliner in front of the television, night after night, alone a

Donated but not featured here?
Fret not! I feature 5 donors per article to help keep it from being
overwhelming and give people a chance to really notice your art.
I go in order of those donated; if you feel you've been skipped
please feel free to note me as I do make mistakes. Heart
Previous Thank Yous:

1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 |

What if I donate twice? - you'll be featured twice!
If you donate twice, you will receive two features - however I will try to break them up a bit
to give time between the two & to feature new/different art from you.

Artists of Relativity - Vol. 13

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 17, 2014, 12:37 PM
Welcome to Gale City

A monthly series which will feature artists and artwork from the Relativity serial, which is published over on my mirz-alt account and can be found at RelativityComic. As I frequently showcase work from the series, I also wanted to promote the individual artists and feature some of their other work. This series will spotlight deviants who have created art for us through commissions, gift-art, contest-entries, requests or other means.

This issue: :icongnewi: and :icondestinyfall:


:bulletblack: Relativity Art

Waiting for You... by Gnewi
Valentine's Contest Entry! by Gnewi

Zephyra by Gnewi by mirzjiles Contest Prize - Ravenswood by Gnewi Contest Prize: Michael Bruce for Mirz-alt by Gnewi Sara Wolff by Gnewi Coffee? by Gnewi

:bulletblack: Other Art by Gnewi

Moonlight and the Prince by Gnewi
I still dream of you... by Gnewi

Emrah - painting practice by Gnewi Kyed and Ria by Gnewi Uman - Painted by Gnewi Contest Prize - Beth Black by Gnewi Contest Prize! Abed and Annie :) by Gnewi

Gnewi offers commissions at various times. Please check out her profile page for current commission status and more information


:bulletblack: Relativity Art

Relitivity gang- Commission by Destinyfall
Gift for Mirz by Destinyfall

Tony and Mona - Colors Only by mirz-alt Michael and Izzy Love by mirzjiles Reletivity Shadow and Babs lovesheet commsssion by Destinyfall Ray-Mel Kiss by mirzjiles Greg and Sara by Destinyfall by mirzjiles
*Inks and colors on the last two featured pieces by StacyRaven

:bulletblack: Other Art by Destinyfall

Amongst chaos- Commission by Destinyfall
Spiral Cathedral-Commission by Destinyfall

Namire- Commission by Destinyfall Hers Is Bigger by Destinyfall Ghost of Rose Manor Chapter One=-Part Two
If someone could actually live there then wouldn’t that mean I was simply insane and nothing really happened that night? Why did that thought seem so appealing? I got back in my car and started home. Part of me was giddy with relief while the other worried that I had truly gone crazy for no reason. I saw what I saw. Now I would just have to come to terms with the fact… it wasn’t real. By the time I arrived home, I had thoroughly convinced myself that I had been insane in my early teenage years.
I piled the groceries on the counter and explained to mother what I had seen and she smiled weakly at me. Pity, I just loved it. I had to get used to it too. “Yes...” My mother said. “And why haven’t you said anything about this?” I asked, irritated. “Well, to be honest, your father and I felt it would be best not to mention it with your past issues, Anna.” She said giving me a look.  “Did you have any luck…?” S
Elsa Frozen-necklace by Destinyfall Captain Sybil by Destinyfall

Destinyfall is currently open for limited commissions. See her profile page for more information.

:iconsuperthanksplz: to all of the wonderful artists who have worked on the series and fans who support it. We appreciate you all!

:iconrelativitycomic: To see more art or check out the series, be sure to visit the group.

:bulletblack: To see past "Artists of Relativity" articles, check out this folder. :bulletblack: :bulletblack:

Seriously? DeviantART?

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 17, 2014, 5:26 PM


Okay I don't think I'm going to make some friends with this, but I'm kind of sick and tired of what's going on here.

DeviantART is a creative website where one can put one's art. No matter how skilled one might be. You can be whether a professional or an occasional drawer, it doesn't matter as long as you have this love for Art.


Seriously, do you believe this is art? I don't. This is just not showable. It certainly has some skills, but what's with people's minds these days?!

  Sexy no Jutsu 2 by 0pik-0ort  You'll be safe... by muhboobz  Commission - Mii Kouryuuji by Axel-Rosered

Nano by 0pik-0ort  Inflation these days by Satsurou

AND THIS THING I CAN'T EVEN QUALIFY...Furry can be acceptable, but not sexy-furry, these things have animal heads, how can you find this "yummy" or even make drawings about "cutie" nude fox girls?!

Now let's talk about morphs and manips. How is this arousal or even likeable? Most of the time people just take random pictures on the internet without knowing where the pictures come from...

Dangerous Curves 4 by bootycheekpete  DRUMSTICKS 5 by bootycheekpete  SSBBW Katy Perry - Stuffed (more huge) by xmasterdavid

This is not even a DAT ASS-game. This is totally absurd and useless. What's the point of making such big butts and show it on an unrelated website? And I'm going to talk about the Fatty Perry abomination, it would be too easy...

Now the Nude Art part.

THIS is nothing but cheap/free porn. I'm not going to show the miniatures, just the links:


And I just find pathetic how people worship the "power" or the "strenght" of the photo only because it shows some intimate parts. A model? Seriously? This is just a random woman who doesn't respect herself. A pussy isn't "oustanding" nor "awesome", but you know, guys (and girls I guess), there are all kinds of porn sites if you want to spend some time playing with your stuff.

And I'm not talking about the Hentai part: Look at THIS and THIS. There are thousand of others (of course).

I don't have anything against provocative drawings, Robaato is doing an awesome job on his women curves:

SWORDS ILLUSTRATED May Ideas by Robaato  Golden Globes by Robaato  PAM by Robaato

THIS, on the other hand, is Nude Art (even though it's not always full-nude):

Angie #2 by AnnaMazur  Diptych by armene  thin red lines by athrawn 

The Art Of Light (Version IV) by stefangrosjean

Now Fanarts. Fanarts can be great, and I don't understand why some people complain about it. It's just a medium, whoever says "I unwatch you because you do fanart omg burn lol I am so cool" doesn't really get the full meaning of it. These reactions are so hilarious they can be sometimes barely adorable...

THIS, is pure awesomeness, and it doesn't alterate the artists' styles:

Maleficent by sakimichan  -Tyrantrum- by arvalis  Elsa (frozen) by Jiyu-Kaze 

Skulltula Ambush by NateHallinanArt  Poison Ivy Sideshow Art by Artgerm

THIS, and I'm so sorry for you guys, is... just NO:


And some Samus:

Pear Samus by Metalforever  Samus Caught a Misty 7 by Ragnarahk 

It's not just about making sluts out of pixelated famous digital girls, it's also about highlighting the fact you're digging non-existing-forever on screen characters...

Again, I AM SO SORRY for all the drawings I've mentioned as "black sheeps". People can have their own dreams or fantasize about whatever or whoever they want, but please, this is not the appropriated website to show your inner lust.

DeviantART is a website for creative people, and shouldn't be involved into insane galleries made by random psycho perverts.

As the song says:
"To create or come up with something that is to thrill, one must place one's soul between the hammer and the anvil".

So please, I know this is an utopy but redetermine conditions that would make a What's Hot page wirthy of the name!



Dazzled just for a moment by elsevilla  Two-faced angel by LouieLorry  Guilty by yuumei 

Peacock Queen by Artgerm  When the Leaves Whisper by AlectorFencer  No Title by Bo-Po-Mo-Fo

Ninae in town by Suzanne-Helmigh   
Azrael by PeteMohrbacher  At the Mountains of Madness_3_Howard  Lovecraft by ivany86


(YouTube Video by the awesome Suzanne Helmigh)

  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Blind Guardian
  • Reading: The Art Of Castlevania
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • Eating: Lagiacrus Sushi
  • Drinking: Coffee