Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour

The Journal Portal

Tune into the voice of the community by checking out deviantART's Journal Portal. Join the conversation by browsing, adding faves, and leaving comments, or submit your own Journal to let your voice be heard.

Submit Journal

Community Mood

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Wow!
  • Affection
  • Adoration
  • Love 22755
  • Joy 18478
  • Wow! 4703
  • Affection 1752
  • Adoration 1069


Do you believe that art can fundamentally change your sense of who you are?

Vote! (97,814 votes) 1,224 comments
62,190 Deviants Online

Part 2 Tribute to Nick

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 21, 2014, 11:52 AM

Whether you knew him well, or were just an acquaintance, it did not matter, at least to him it didn't, as he treated everyone with the same love and respect.  There is no doubt, that he touched the lives of many, a fact he was always surprised about.  It humbled him, and he was truly grateful for the friends he has met here.

It is that rarest of people, who could reach over mountains and oceans and touch all of our hearts.  From every corner of the globe, to every walk of life, no matter your ethnic background, your political or religious views, no matter the color of your skin, or even if you spoke English, it did not matter to him, as he considered you all friends, and many, a part of his family.

He was your confidant, your mentor, your biggest supporter, your shoulder to cry on, your voice of reason and logic, and your cherished friend. He was all of those, to all of you, a person you could always count on, to always be there.  He would listen to all of you, with every concern or problem you had, he would listen, giving 100% of himself to making you feel better.  It did not matter if it was art related or personal, you could always count on him to be there.

Here is a collection of beautiful works dedicated to Nick :iconshedboy68:
He was a great friend to us all and he will be surely missed :heart:
He inspired us, encouraged us and supported us to be great.
RIP Nick xoxo

NEW ID by Shedboy68

Beholden by Shedboy68

Part 2 of our Tribute to Nick

Au revoir ami by Bohemiart

The Last Tear by BeccaB-Stock-N-Art

The Last Tear by BeccaB-Stock-N-Art

Stay by xmilek

For Nick by Sisterslaughter165

White Rose by itznikki530

White Angels  by YBsilon-Stock

Remember_animation by ladyjudina

For Nick... by LadyAquariusStock

Road to eternity by lucium55

Crying For You by SeventhFairy

The Angel Above {R.I.P Nick Stone} by xSilverSpiritWolfx

Time does not stop. by ConceptDezines

Illusion by Brumae-Art

For Nick - Bluebell by BloomingRoseXeniia

Loved by magicsart

Azrael by WorldOfGabriel

Angel Charmer by ChimeraArtz

Stars have birthdays.Hey people. I hope you're enjoying your weekend, as much as you can. Today is a special day,and I am not talking about the weather(damn it's so hot outside,I can fry eggs on my car,if I had a car) I am talking about the people who are born today. Happy Birthday for everyone , but I feel like this is not everything I want to say.  Because today, It's Nick birthday :heart: :heart: :iconshedboy68:
... And I heard so many things about my dead grandma,when it was her birthday, people keep telling me  that is a waste of time to celebrate for her.
No,this is not a waste of time. This will never be. Everybody deserves a  little birthday party,a little birthday gift, no matter where s/he is,no matter what s/he is doing.
And today,more than never,our Nick deserves everything, no matter if we can't see him,because he can see us. And this is so important.He died before his birthday to come,and this is heartbreaking, but our relationship with him is still the same. He still loves us,
  Nick Stone- dedication poemA gentlemen cannot explain your kindness,
A smile as bright as yours cannot hide,
Hide behind the darkest clouds,
Like a star you glow in darkness,
Digital art was your golden star,
Excellent at it, it was your hearts desire,
Nothing could stop you from,
Making a masterpiece,
Your honestly could bring out,
The true colours in people,
Showing who was worth,
Your precious time,
While you may be gone,
You will be remembered,
For your charming skills,
And breath taking art,
We will keep your,
Legacy of art alive,
Keeping you alive in,
Our memories will make,
You stay in our hearts,
A little while longer,
Goodbye and let your soul,
Protect those who need,
Your comforting presence.

Part 1

Nick's Birthday Tribute!Whether you knew him well, or were just an acquaintance, it did not matter, at least to him it didn't, as he treated everyone with the same love and respect.  There is no doubt, that he touched the lives of many, a fact he was always surprised about.  It humbled him, and he was truly grateful for the friends he has met here.
It is that rarest of people, who could reach over mountains and oceans and touch all of our hearts.  From every corner of the globe, to every walk of life, no matter your ethnic background, your political or religious views, no matter the color of your skin, or even if you spoke English, it did not matter to him, as he considered you all friends, and many, a part of his family.
He was your confidant, your mentor, your biggest supporter, your shoulder to cry on, your voice of reason and logic, and your cherished friend. He was all of those, to all of you, a person you could always count on, to always be there.  He would listen to all of you, with

Vapoured Love by Shedboy68

:iconpjenz:  :iconkimmiekrazy:  :iconshedboy68:  :iconelyio: :iconbeccab-stock-n-art:  :iconchimeraartz:  :iconrandomact-0-kindness:

Skin Credits Vint26 Edited by

Galleries Month

Designs & Patterns

Designs & Patterns for a number of different projects - knitting, paper craft, sewing, crochet, wood-working and others. All patterns and designs in this gallery should be complete and usable by any deviant wishing to download them to create a final product.
Assassin Bracelet Pattern by Cherry-ChainScrapbooking - Dramatic Romant by shelldevil

Which includes:

  • Beading & Jewelry Patterns

    Downloadable beading and wire jewelry plans.
  • Blueprints

    Printable blueprint schematics for assembling woodcraft, floor plans, or other things which have blueprints.
  • Needlework

    Downloadable needlework patterns and templates.
  • Other

    Other designs and patterns which do not fit into another Designs & Patterns sub category.
  • Papercraft

    Film tutorials on how to use the deviantART website, and other deviantART-related subjects.
  • Scrapbooking

    Kits, packs and designs for use in either digital or traditional scrapbooking. Including but not limited to papers, embellishments, quick-pages, and more.
  • Sewing Patterns

    Downloadable sewing patterns.


Fonts are downloadable files with the file type *.TTF or *.FON or other font file types only. Images of fonts are not included.
Pixel Caps Font by Mirz123Scaenarium Unus Font by MartinSilvertant

Which includes:

  • Blackletter

    Script based typefaces, also known as Gothic script, Fraktur, Old English, Gothic minuscule, or Textura.
  • Chirographic

    Typefaces derived from calligraphy, penmanship and handwriting.
  • Non-Western

    Typefaces created for non-western writing systems.
  • Other

    Fonts that do not fit into another Fonts sub category.
  • Pixel

    Typefaces based on Pixel Art.  They are set to be used in a certain, predefined size, in which they have best readability and are displayed without distortion.
  • Sans Serif

    Sans-Serif fonts are fonts without the base line protruding from key points on a letter. 'Arial' is an example of a Sans-Serif font.
  • Serif

    Serif fonts are fonts with lines protruding at the key points of a letter. 'Times New Roman' is an example of a Serif font.
  • Slab Serif

    Typefaces with rectangular and very often strong serifs.

Fractal Resources

Fractal related resources and parameters.
Modern Gradients by CabinTomLearning Ultra Fractal by Velvet--Glove

Which includes:

  • Gradients

    Downloadable color gradients usable in fractal software.
  • Parameter Packs

    Downloadable parameters usable in fractal software.
  • Plug-Ins

    Downloadable plug-ins for fractal software.
  • Scripts

    Downloadable scripts usable in fractal software.
  • Tutorials

    Tutorials on fractal-related subjects.

Thursday Greets

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 5:29 PM

Monday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Friday Fun | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly

:spotlight-left:  Welcome to Thursday Greets!  :spotlight-right:

Thursday Greets is a weekly feature of a few of our newest members, in hopes to give them some exposure! Below you will find some of their artwork, their wish, and any interesting going ons that they may have.

Let's meet some of our newest members and spread the love. :heart:

:iconwildphoenix22: Wildphoenix22

Phlox on a Fence by Wildphoenix22Budding Lilac by Wildphoenix22Belly Dancer by Wildphoenix22
Wildphoenix22 wishes for a DD.
Wildphoenix22 has no news

:iconelementalized: elementalized

Zacharie Stamp by elementalized Dumped  The red-furred she-cat raced throught the trees, scowling. She finally caught a glimpse of the pair. Beartail and Stripedwhisker. The she-cat hated these two, she had fell in love with Stripedwhisker. Now, she just wondered if he was going to be her mate. Her paws lightly bounced off of the ground, barely making sound. She hurled herself in the air, and spreading her legs out like a parachute, she managed to jump on Stripedwhisker. He was pretty slow.
    "UNNNH! UGH! BEAR! HELP, HELP!" The gray tom screamed. He wriggled fiercely under the red-furred cat's weight.
    "Hey, sexy, I can HELP, but you have to actually cooperate with me, babe." The she-cat who pinned the tom said. she leaned down, sniffing his fur. Then she forced her mouth on his, grinning slightly. 
    "Mmmm, mmmFFFHHH! Redpelt... MMMMMMF! You'll never... get me as a mate." Stripedwhisker managed to say before Redpelt made out with him slowly. 
Chiku by elementalized
elementalized wishes for 50 points.
elementalized is offering commissions.

:iconmrs0strawberry: Mrs0Strawberry

Girl by Mrs0StrawberryKitty by Mrs0StrawberrySwarovski Strawberry by Mrs0Strawberry
Mrs0Strawberry wishes for her donation bar to be filled.
Mrs0Strawberry has no news

:iconwolficks: Wolficks

MYO CloudDog Contest Entry by WolficksDTA Mage by Wolficks
Wolficks wishes for more llamas.
Wolficks has no news

:icony-limes: Y-Limes

Runner up by Y-LimesEeeee by Y-LimesEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE by Y-Limes
Y-Limes wishes for watchers.
Y-Limes is offering commissions.

:iconorange-pirates: orange-pirates

Tamu Kecil by orange-piratesChibi Lavi - sketch by orange-piratesChibi Rogen by orange-pirates
orange-pirates has no wish listed
orange-pirates has no news

:iconcanthugegverycat: canthugegverycat

Mirrors: New Beginnings A few days later, April and Donnie's daughter Maggie found out that her mother died in front of her father's grave. It was devastating to hear but she knew her mother was happy again. She never made a huge fuss about it.
She went to April's funeral and sobbed a little, remembering everything she did with her. She made a few speeches and then left the funeral to the lair. A place where she hung out and lived with her family all her life.
Maggie swiftly went into the sewers, running as fast as she could to the lair. She has never been back to the lair since Splinter had died. Maggie regretted it deeply.
As Maggie walked in, the atmosphere felt weird...but strangely peaceful. Even though everyone was gone, didn't mean it wasn't a legend.  
She wandered through the lair, seeing the kitchen she ate at with her uncles and father, she also saw the living room where she played video games with her Uncle Mikey everyday after school.
But something in the lair caught her eye, a golden t
Mirrors Chapter 4April followed her younger self down with her younger husband to the sewers. She saw how scared but yet very excited that she was dating him. He always made her feel special.
Aren't you something 
an original
Cause it doesn't seem
To get sampled 

 She saw that Donnie and younger April went into his lab working on stuff. Then going to the nearest dark end of the sewers. Making out when they felt like it, it made everyone feel weird at first but they learned to handle with it. If Donnie and April were happy, they were happy.
And I can't help but stare
Cause I see truth
Somewhere in your eyes

Older April started feeling woozy at the touch of his love, she missed it deeply. The deep feeling stopped when the mirror stopped showing their love years ago. April gasped and knew she had to get out of the mirror. So it could rest until tomorrow, it frustrated her but it was going to happen sooner or later.
I can't ever change
without you, you 
reflect me
My cat Shadowninja by canthugegverycat
canthugegverycat wishes for a 3-month premium membership.
canthugegverycat has no news

:iconheltinde: Heltinde

Commission 2: mrgrinmore by HeltindeCommission: mrgrinmore by HeltindeSilverIttam : Dorsal by Heltinde
Heltinde wishes that her friend RikkiArosa can get more commissions in order to help pay off the hospital bills and her father's funeral payments.
Heltinde has no news

:iconsakumani: Sakumani

RQ: Lupin headshot by SakumaniLilli headshot by SakumaniThese wings by Sakumani
Sakumani wishes for a 'til Hell Freezes Over Premium Membership.
Sakumani has no news

:iconaliniel: Aliniel

Eli the snail and the purple flowers by AlinielEli the snail in the green land by AlinielEli the Snail by Aliniel
Aliniel has no wish listed
Aliniel has no news

:iconxxpinkish-rainbowxx: xXPinkish-RainbowXx

CGI: 'I am ready when you ready!' by xXPinkish-RainbowXxCE: Akane, Fairy Of Music by xXPinkish-RainbowXxWinx : Enji MW Wings by xXPinkish-RainbowXx
xXPinkish-RainbowXx wishes for at least 600 points.
xXPinkish-RainbowXx has no news

:iconkonan224: Konan224

Anime Oc by Konan224Witch of the West by Konan224Chibi Happy by Konan224
Konan224 wishes for 100 points to extend her premium membership. - GRANTED
Konan224 has no news

:iconbat123spider: bat123spider

DC AM:The New Batman Adventures Batman Family by bat123spiderARROW WALLPAPER glow by bat123spiderBatman Beyond Neo Gotham glow by bat123spider
bat123spider has no wish listed
bat123spider has no news

:iconfirestarandscourgexd: FirestarandScourgeXD

SkyDoesMinecraft riding a Squid - Minecraft Fanart by FirestarandScourgeXD**SPOILERS!!** Sevadus in UHC Season 17, Episode 4 by FirestarandScourgeXDSome Background I made in GIMP by FirestarandScourgeXD
FirestarandScourgeXD wishes that her donation pool bar would be filled.
FirestarandScourgeXD has no news

:iconhimekanoda: himekanoda

Post Card - GROA!! by himekanodaCooking - The fire hair. by himekanodaPOST CARD (do you miss me?) by himekanoda
himekanoda has no wish listed
himekanoda is offering commissions.

:iconprussianwolfe: PrussianWolfe

Levi x Reader | Wounded Soldier
"[Name]! [Name]! Open your goddamned eyes, [Name]!" Levi cried, holding the girl close to his chest. Her eyes fluttered opened for a second. "Go get a damn paramedic here!" The raven haired man demanded as turned his head to a nearby soldier. The soldier saluted and hastily left to look for a doctor.
[Name] coughed slightly, blood trickling down her mouth. "L-Levi...He'll never make it..." She spoke in a raspy tone.
"Shh, don't speak, you're injured." Levi inhaled sharply. He wished time would stop, at least, for a couple more minutes. "The paramedic will arrive soon and you'll be okay." He muttered reassuring words, though, he knew as much as the girl in his arms that she had not much time left. She was limp in his arms, her own blood stained her uniform as well as Levi's.
"Levi, I'm sorry I failed." Her voice was hoarse and it was painful to speak but she continued anyway. "I'm sorry I can't protected myself. I'm sorry for being useless, for being such a burden to you." Tears brimmed
Pirate!Spain x Reader | Mi Capitan [01]

Pirate!Spain x Crossdresser!Reader
Mi Capitán

Warning: Contains foul language 
You gasped as you were roughly thrown onto the wooden floor of a brightly lit room; wincing at the pain, your [s/tone] face stained with blood and sweat. You cursed yourself for your stupidity, you should have known it was pirate ship before deciding to steal some of their food. They won't notice if you took just a bit of food, right?
One of the crew member caught you and now, you were here on a pirate ship, in the captain's quarters staring down at the brown, leather boots of the pirate in front of you. The tip of one of the boots went under your chin and forced you to look up.
"Is this him?" You heard a low voiced asked. You could only see blurry outlines of two figures, your vision was still fogged. Him, they said. They think you're a guy like everyone else on the mainland.
You couldn't blame
Russia x Reader Warmth
Finally, you've arrived. You were visiting your friend, Russia. Russia lived in the coldest country you know. You hated the cold, you preferred being boiling hot rather than freezing. But the cold didn't stop you from visiting your Russian friend. 
Knock. Knock. 
You banged your fist down on the door loudly. "Russia! O-open the door!" You hollered, teeth chattering. You hoped Russia was able to hear you, otherwise you'd freeze. A snowflake landed on your red nose causing you to sneeze. 
"Bless you, [Name]." Russia said appeared behind you. You jumped, you didn't notice him approaching you due to the blizzard. 
"Russia?" You shivered, Russia smiled. He was wearing the same outfit you saw him in last; a tan coat, matching scarf and black winter boots. 
"What are you doing here, [Name]?" He asked. Russia knew that you didn't like the cold. He was quite surprise to find you in front of his door in a snowstorm. He took a step closer to you. You were glad that

PrussianWolfe has no wish listed
PrussianWolfe has no news

:iconkrpapadakis: krpapadakis

Art Challenge! Part 4: Levah by krpapadakisEye Practice/Coloring by krpapadakis Eyes of Peril - ProloguePrologue
There was quiet muffling coming from outside the white room. It grew louder as the ones making the noise came closer.
"Get in!"
"Should we get th-"
"No, we don't need that, just force her into the room."
"We're not allowed to hurt her! It's agains-"
"Shut up and just do it!"
The door leading into the white room slammed wide open. Two guards in white suits, carried a helpless and almost lifeless body. The girl being carried, stared down at the floor as she was being dragged by her arms. Her long dark brown hair had grown thin and still managed to hide her face. They slumped her against the chair and proceeded to chain her there. They tied her hands behind the chair and hooked her feet to the floor. With barely any energy left in the girl, she muttered a curse at the guards. The men ignored her and quickly left the room.
"Those… bastards…" The girl mumbled under her breath.
"When I get out of here… All of them… all of you… will pay…"

krpapadakis has no wish listed
krpapadakis has no news

:iconziaxthewarrior: ziaxthewarrior

goergie my oc by ziaxthewarriortiny icon of minecraft snow and iron golem by ziaxthewarriorthe hidden tunnel through the mountain by ziaxthewarrior
ziaxthewarrior wishes for 500 points.
ziaxthewarrior has no news

Welcome all!


Through-a-Lens Feature Friday #67

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 12:00 AM by Astrikos:iconastrikos:

Stock and Resources

Stock Images

Stock Photography which the provider has granted a licence for incorporation into other Deviant artists work.

Which includes:

  • 3D & Renders

    Stock images rendered with a 3D program with the aid of a 3D render engine E.G. Daz Studio

    E S Epic dragon by Elevit-StockGirl in Blue. by OlgaNew

    • Animals

      Stock images rendered with a 3D program of animals, including both real and mythical creatures, insects and animal parts such as wings and tails.

    • Human & Humanoid

      Stock images rendered with a 3D program of human and humanoid characters.

    • Objects

      Stock images rendered with a 3D program of inanimate objects. E.G. weapons, jewelry, furniture, frames, household items, and more.

    • Other

      Stock images rendered with a 3D program that do not fit into any other 3D & render sub-category.

    • Plants

      Stock images rendered with a 3D program of plants, flowers, trees, mushrooms, grass, and more.


    Photographic stock images of domestic and wild animals, arachnids, insects, fish, reptiles, and more.

Free ride by SarahharaS12013 August: Wolves in Berlin 10 by windfuchs

Which includes:

  • Aquatic

    Photographic stock images of aquatic animals.

  • Birds

    Photographic stock images of aquatic animals.

  • Mammals

    Photographic stock images of mammals.

  • Other

    Photographic stock images of animals that do not fit into any other animal subcategory.

Classical & Vintage

Classical and vintage images or photographs of people, places, objects, nature, and more.

Vintage fancy edwardian lady 2 by MementoMori-stockVINTAGE Landscape 86_quaddles by quaddles


Photographic stock images of meat, vegetables, fruit, desserts, beverages and other edible items.

Raspberry 6 by Panopticon-StockHappy Easter by Burtn


Digitally rendered images of fractals created using fractal software.

Lights fractals by starscoldnight by StarsColdNightFractal 399 by Fishbaker

A couple of weeks ago, my tripod mysteriously turned into a bipod :O.  I'd been using a Manfrotto 785B since I moved overseas 4 years ago, and it was a wonderful tripod. Both lightweight and fairly stable, I could just slip one of the legs into the side of my sling bag and go. I used to buy cheaper tripods, but i'd snap the legs on them every 6 months or so. Here's a photo of most of the tripods i went through in the course of 5 years or so (slightly longer than the manfrotto lasted):
tripod graveyard by The-Egg
One of the legs on the tripod had a habit of pulling out when I tried to extend it, but it always went right back on and didn't really feel loose. I had a long morning shoot during which the tripod worked just fine, but somewhere between the long walk home and the first time i tried to use it the next day, my tripod lost a leg. :faint: I replaced it with a Manfrotto MKC3-H01, which feels slightly heavier, has a different release mechanism and a weird dial on the head that allows you to tighten/loosen the head on the tripod itself.  It's a brilliant idea, but something I'm still getting used to.
Earlier this week i went out shooting with the new tripod about 4:30 in the morning.  It was fairly cold by Melbourne standards(it's winter in the southern hemisphere atm), so i was rugged up in a hoodie/jacket with gloves on. At one point I tried to get my camera off of the tripod mount, and I fumbled the camera. I did my best to try to catch it with gloves on, but my camera smashed into the pavement lens first. :noes: I had my Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR DX lens on at the time, which is my "main" lens (i have a Nikkor AF-S 55-200 f4-5.6G VR DX lens, but I rarely use it, because i generally like to shoot wide). My camera body was fine (I think Nikons might be invincible ;p), but the zoom on the lens was broken and there's a big chip on the outside frame of my circular polarizer filter.  The autofocus motor had given out on the lens about a year ago, and it's literally the cheapest of Nikon lenses, so it could've been much worse :). I replaced it a couple of days ago with the Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR DX II lens, which is a revision of the one i broke. The focus ring is set a bit further back, which makes it a lot easier to adjust my circular polarizer without messing up focus, and it has a button that lets you collapse the lens down almost entirely which makes it a bit more compact. I haven't really noticed any other differences between the 2 thus far, but i guess it's technically an upgrade nonetheless :lol:.

On another topic, I've had quite a few people ask me about my workflow/process for HDR photography, so I think I'm going to try to make a tutorial and/or some workshops soon. I made a .pdf tutorial several years ago, but i deleted it ages ago because it was horribly out of date (it was before I'd even started shooting in HDR :O.) I've been considering making a video tutorial once I get a headset, but I wasn't sure which method people would like. If you guys watch/read tutorials, what kind of format do you prefer(ie illustrated text or video)?

Dance With The Devil by AndersStangl
Gotland -Furilden by AndersStangl
Two Worlds Meet by AndersStangl
Truppach Cottage by TheScratcher
The Counter by TheScratcher
Shue of Shroom by TheScratcher
What goes there by gigi50
Summer at Bow lake by gigi50
Eastern tailed blue by gigi50
  • Mood: Egghead
  • Watching: QI

Hello everyone! I know it's been ages since my last feature, but I hope you enjoy what I have to showcase today. :aww:

Blue tit by FreyaPhotos
Cosmic beauty by Morgan-Lou Leaf fall by andokadesbois
Brody by KiwiTakeFlight
small visitors by CliffWFotografie 011914 by kristianna11
IMG 8658m by DanielMyszkowski
nixie by FairyCat60s Through fire by MaaykeKlaver
Honeybee Covered in Zucchini Pollen II by dalantech
(Imapenisbaby) by GirlsLikePonys A Snail Named Gary by myuneko626
Ground Beetle by AlHabshi
Beauty and the Beast by xOronar Colors. by andokadesbois
050313 by kristianna11
Rest in peace by arefin03 Sanctuary by arefin03
*** by afamjaowy
close by StargazerLZ Colorful by xOronar
Greeting Summer by torasenfoto
Diatas singgasana sepi by fitrido . . . by sandrawiklander
Summer's gone. by MauiMelle
Ocean Memories by arefin03 Lexx by StacyD
DQD by duongquocdinh
... by absentii July Lights by bagirushka
Alien Plant by Nitrok
Touches of Gold by John-Peter Beyond the time with them... by RadekDemjan
uhecnm by HeySun lioness by pacolv
romantic rose by ajkabajka

Please give it a favourite; it tells me to make more features! :D Also, you are most welcome to join Enchanting-Nature which supports artists of all skill-levels and many art mediums. :la:

Thank you for your time! :heart: :blowkiss:


'Related' Feature 33

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 21, 2014, 12:08 PM

Time for another feature, this time loosely related to my latest artwork and provided gracefully by the wonderful deviants from the forum.

Enjoy and don't forget to give them some love and support!

League of Legends - Female Graves - G by AnayaDeath


Casual Black Rock Shooter Request by Pandanoid    Girl in shades by MLBlue    Something Wicked by Lorien077    Isabel, Lady Warrior by LizzyChrome

Poison Ivy... by Dark-Indigo    The Stare by WildPencil    Aerial by boranami

Rose by shaduf    Honi by ScottaHemi    Harryet's Final Stand by LewisMichael    wip by used-rugs

Don't Let Go by JennieDoomsday    Orange Juice by lilastudio    Random Ariel Pic by BatboyEXE

But truth is weightless by NourArts    Akari 2014 by SOZOMAIKA    Ice mage by pavelmorr    Hinata Road To Ninja 2 by Hawksfan4848

Scarlett Johansson by no0dles919    Ayla by Sandramalie    solo stand by devoman1948    Sensual Rossella by Art-of-the-Seraphim

Capricorn by inunokanojo    Pomegranate by vegarBlack    LM-MENTS (anime comic) by Shinkalork

Hope you like it!!   :dalove:

Laterz ~~~ ;)

:dalogo: Hello members and watchers!
Thank you so much for all of your supports toward this group. We really appreciate it.
First of all, a warm welcome to our newest member mitch1911 , hope you have a great time here with us!

Today, we are starting something new, something not entirely different, but unique enough for figure/doll photographer community to do our own feature. Starting from now, this section will cover our weekly photographer feature. The concept of the interview is more casual, so expect us to bring a different side from our photographers who seems so quiet or shy, in a fun way.

So without further ado, we present you our beloved co-founder as our first one :

Adelram !

Menma by Adelram Suguha and Menma by Adelram Lets make party! by Adelram

:bulletgreen: Hello Adelram, thank you for this interview opportunity. Are you excited to be the first one? Or you would prefer not to be the first one?
    I definitely prefer to be the first one :)

:bulletgreen: Thats very confident of you. I like it. Alright so, can you tell us when did you start this figure photography hobby? and is there any story behind it?
    I noticed that something like anime figures exists during high school. I became crazy about anime something over two years ago thanks to my friend (she recommended me Mawaru Penguindrum). Back then I started to think about that it could be nice to own figures of characters I like. My photography hobby started immediately with the first figures I acquired.

:bulletgreen: So its not that long ago. Which one came first, figure collecting hobby or figure photography?
    Figure photography cames first. Just collecting figures would not have essential meaning for me.

:bulletgreen: Is there any specific figure line that you prefer, e.g scales, nendoroid, figma or even dolls? and why?
    I prefer scales because they are the most suitable if you want to reconstruct scenes from the anime. I like Nendoroids as well, because they are really cute but I am focused on scales in the first place. I do not like Figma. Yes you can adjust them but joints are too disturbing for me. It just does not look naturally (when you want take photos of them). Only exception for me are dolls. I would like to buy Mirai by Danny Choo as soon as it is possible.

:bulletgreen: I see. So how do you usually choose new figures?
    When I am considering to buy new figure I am trying to imagine how it woud look like on the photos. Sometimes happens that I pick up figures from anime I am not familiar with. Lately I fell in love with Oshino Shinobu figures and I would like to reconstruct some well known scenes from the anime.
As the most challenging task I see to build precise scale model of Mr. Donuts shop, where I would like to take photos of blonde loli vampire afterwards. I have intention to make more scenes reconstructions for several figures of mine but it will take some time untill I am ready to present them public. I hope I will have first model build during one year.

:bulletgreen: Well, we are certainly waiting for that. Speaking of the photos, do you have any picture which you really proud of?
    This one with Menma. I like its peacefull and positive mood. Photo was taken during last summer and Menma is sitting on the branch of elder tree. I can not take photo of her there anymore because the branch is gone.
Menma by Adelram

:bulletgreen: That is definitely one peaceful image. We are sorry to hear about the branch. Is there any visual artist that inspire or you liked the most? It could be your fellow figure photographer, painter, illustrator, or whoever produce a 2d art piece, really.
    There are many people who inspires me. But if you want names than Chi Chen, Suzuhiko Suzuki and Kay Stevenson.

:bulletgreen: Thats cool, some of them are quite popular. Okay, lets talk a bit about the group itself. There are 27 members currently inside this group. How many of them do you know and who are they?
    I am in touch with HunterX-v2, Grishnakh666, Bellechan and kixkillradio. I am in touch with them thanks to the project called Figubo created by Konata team – Figubo (Figure Board) is a project focusing on gifted photographers of Japanese bishoujo figures and dolls that were mainly inspired by anime. The idea of this project is to offer an opportunity for photographers to display their work through a series of exhibitions held in Czech Republic.

:bulletgreen: Related to the question above, for each of the person you know, give us 1 word which describe them, according to you.
    Ahhh. Well I think we all are little crazy, are not we? But it gives us opportunity to create something really beautiful.

:bulletgreen: Aha! You chose one diplomatic way to answer! Next, give us one special question for the next artist interview, it could be about anything! (Adelram did not know who it is when this question was asked)
    Dear John Doe, how does your family look at your hobby?

:bulletgreen: Wow, thats one tough question! Good luck to you, number 2! Now, we have one special question from our founder.
Wndrenvy asks, "Hi there! What is your worst subject in high school? :D"
    Math!! I did not like the way it was taught. So I drew pictures during lessons.No need to mention that teacher did not like me very much.

:bulletgreen: Splendid! Math definitely has the most haters out there! And that concludes this interview. Where can people find you, like for example, mfc, dA, or other social media account?
    Do not get confused about different nicknames. I accept FR through FB only if you write me PM. I do not add many strangers.

Alright, thank you very much for your time and answers! This is one great interview :)

Next week we will have another interview coming up, with the photographer is.. well, we gonna keep that up until next week! Otherwise It will not be fun at all. What do you guys think about this interview? We love it so far! And we encourage comments or even question to Adelram especially from members, since our group was created solely to bring us closer, and hopefully with this weekly interview we can know each other better!

Anyway, if you have any great idea for question which you think we can use for upcoming interview, don't be shy and simply put them on the comments below, we will use them randomly when the chance arise.
Thank you for reading and see you next week!

:star: :star: :star: :star: :star: