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Journal Entry: Tue Aug 26, 2014, 7:29 PM
Super extra-large Recent Favorites Feature this time! Enjoy! :)


The Firebird by fatal-kitty
Structures From Silence by MoodyBlue
just the two of us by Mysterykids
Leaving for a Wonderland by brietolga
Day of Ghosts by LunaVelobeth
Queen of Autumn by JennyLe88
Martyrium by Iskander1989
Hell Entrance by MelodyPictures
illuminati by MazenDesignes
The Bone Witch by ColourRiot
Son of the Moon and Earth by TaniaART
Innocence by yellowicous
Welcome To Hell by Lolita-Artz
Warrior by IrKos
Purgatory by a-pretty-white-lie
Whatever She Wants by Flobelebelebobele
Sleeping Beauty by Gwendolyn1
City of Music by MirellaSantana
Illusion by Brumae-Art
Serenade of Self-Destruction by Celtica-Harmony
Celestial Warrior II by Jaffar-ps
W(ar)ning by whyou
You can come now Mr. Wolf by LordVenomTLD
Cold Rage by shiny-shadows-Art
Thinking Fae by JiaJenn31
Lotus by digitalessandra
Oblivion by ElementOfOne1
Hunting by lombrascura
The Forgotten by alexnoreaga
Vodyanitsa by IvannaDark
No Angel by nina-Y
Mother Of Dragons by Whendell
Soul on fire by MirellaSantana
October by xhanthi
Fhg453zvc378gj6 by Softyrider62
wanderer by KarinaMarks
The Crows Nest by gill2013
Follow me to my castle by Quantmn
Underwater city by inSOLense
Omega(color) by MariaSemelevich
Ninth rebirth by DeeDeezz
Ignis Returns by KassidyBeth123
A Beautiful Tragedy by PakinamElBanna
Fallen Angel by Anarielhime
Great Enchantress. by MariaSemelevich



Hall Of Fame ( 49 - May 2014 )

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 26, 2014, 3:54 PM

:bulletblue: Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness',  Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.

:bulletblue: This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconforeverartgroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.

Tremendous Convoy by LordDoomhammer White Swan Symphony by MysticSerenity ... by jullie-jullie Ragnar Lothbrok by ronmonroe Pink Floyd by SimoneFiani Through fire by MaaykeKlaver Dragon Warrior by kernooi Lost by CarolinLauer Myranor - Kraken vs. Demergator by Lothrean FFXV - Noctis by tincek-marincek Emptiness by lunzh I Am A Warrior by KEKSE0719 The Wonder Place by brietolga Sentience by TylerReitan Frozen Mine by vimark I thought I lost you by j-witless Earth Element by Liancary-Stock Blea Tarn by newcastlemale Dragon Sunset by MaaykeKlaver Maleficent by Carlo-Marcelo Violence by Cyrille-Dethan Screaming agony by arthawk87 Line 'Em Up by ElephantAndSpyroFan Fawn by Inna-Vjuzhanina 104 by weelx Pelican by RichardConstantinoff Touches of Gold by John-Peter Rays by MarvinDiehl but the silence cuts you twice by Dragos-Sulgheru Log Cabin in the woods. by AnnaArmona Taste of Conquest by DavidDeb

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The Muses Love Alternatives, CXIII

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 8:26 AM



RAGE by marcusgravus   Fading by SValentina98   Power of Your Hair by Bojan1558

Violist by ryoung

Flamenco Fire by ryoung   Emotional Awakening by ryoung

Nude I by LosOjosNegros

movement by anschblack   hand in hand by m-lucia

Esra by kemal-kamil-akca

hand in hand in hand by m-lucia



El Tango de Roxanne scene from "Moulin Rouge"

 




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August 17.2014. Interview 40.

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 27, 2014, 12:55 AM


Hello!

Today interview with RiccardoClerici from Italy, at dA : 7 months.

Cathedral by RiccardoClericiCrazy Window by RiccardoClerici

:bulletblue: 1 Which type of art are You creating ?
RiccardoClerici - Actually I am most active as photographer. But I’ve been a musician for over 20 years. When I was 30, I decided to go to a school of arts because I wanted to learn how to draw. And I also wrote poems sometimes.

Holidays 6 by RiccardoClericiTutu by RiccardoClerici

:bulletblue: 2 Why this kind of art ?
RiccardoClerici - To be honest, I do not know…I just leave things flow out of me. I’m a sorta of vehicle. And every single thing I do: poetry, music, drawing, photography, reflect a state of mind. As I told, I’ve been a punk rocker for a long time. Since my last band’s split in 2010. Then a friend of mine who, at that time, used to study at the art academy in Milan saw my pictures and she told me that I have a good eye…That day a new chapter of my life begun.

Visiting the Ghost Town Consonno by RiccardoClericiBehind bars by RiccardoClerici

:bulletblue: 3 When did You started create Your art?
RiccardoClerici - Quite young…at 14-15 I wrote my first songs and poems. But the first music lessons I took, I was a kid: 5-6 YO. But I didn’t really like the way the classical music teacher use to teach…too much discipline and no space for fantasy and creativity. I was, already at that age, a volcano of ideas ready to explode and used to feel a burning desire to do something mine…I didn’t want to be a copy of someone. I used to say…”Ok, I may play Per Elisa on the piano but…why? This does not reflect anything of me…where is art here? Beethoven wrote this beautiful piece of music, not me...” My Grandfather and my mother were musical teachers and probably used to see in me an half failure. At least, until I began to realize my stuff by myself. It’s only a pity that I couldn’t had the opportunity to show something to my grandpa, as he died long time ago, when I was 12.

The Sky...Inside by RiccardoClericiSan Galgano Cathedral by RiccardoClerici

:bulletblue: 4 What kind of art do You like to watch the most?
RiccardoClerici - I mostly like pictures took around, with people who do not know to be in a picture. I like to see lives caged into frames. And also erotic arts and some nudes are not bad at all. Sometimes depends from the photographers…to be more or less explicit…I like shadows on female bodies. Not gynecological close ups.

Dragonfly by RiccardoClericiLeopard Butterfly by RiccardoClerici

:bulletblue: 5 What is Your inspiration?
RiccardoClerici - It may come from everywhere and from everyone. Sometimes I just have an idea…and it bugs me until I realize it. Or I see a girl that I didn’t neither know and she capture my fantasy.
Classic dancers, you can’t imagine how is hard to look natural. Try to smile standing on one leg keeping the other next by your face.  I have a lot of respect for what these girls do. They do it for passion…and you can feel it strong.

Freedom..? by RiccardoClerici
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Daily Lit Recognition for August 27th, 2014

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Poetry

Suggested by: saevuswinds

Featured by: TwilightPoetess

Map to Creativity's CoveStart in a life raft
to escape self-doubt’s screeching sirens.
Glide through your mind’s current.
Lift and sink oars into waves
until you dip deep enough.
You will bob up
and down,
the brackish scent of brine
filling your nostrils.
Dehydration will force you to drink it in.
Sip sea water until
salt stings each taste bud
saliva dribbling with saline as you try
to survive.
Spew out what’s left in a shower of spit
and keep going.
Waves will lick your boat
until it’s soaked enough to swallow
and as your lifeline succumbs to the slam of the sea
you will be alone.
You’re scared
to tread the water of your mind
because you know the hours lurk like piranha,
snapping at bare ankles.
Kick your legs.
Stay afloat.
Paddle until your muscles ache.
Bits of shells will stab your skin.
Sopping soil will clump on your knees.
But know that the pain of sand grains under nails
just means you’ve finally reached the shore.

Map to Creativity's Cove by sheep1215


From the suggester: Expertly crafted, this deviation 
has lovely imagery that I 
enjoyed reading over and over again.




Suggested by: Naktarra

Featured by: chromeantennae

Sexone time at school
I was dancing down the hall,
and I was telling a friend of mine
about how virginity is not a flower,
but rather it is an orchard, bearing fruit
ripe enough to entice Eve
and as our mouths began to water a teacher stopped me
and told me that the words I spoke
were a sin to school halls,
and I told her that the true sin
was a teaching about how Christopher Columbus
a rapist and a murderer
was depicted as some sort of savior of
America.
And of course that could not be so
what with moral absolutism
a rapist could not be a Messiah
a rapist could not be a hero and the teacher just looked at me,
sorrowing
asking me
"isn't it just sex?
isn't it?"

Sex by TheStoyTeller


Suggester says: A really sweet poem 
that challenges the common views that are 
taught in the school system. It's just sex, right?





Prose

Featured by:SpriteBlayde

The Red RoomIt was the custom to hold seances in the parlour – a delightfully old-fashioned room full of blood-red, velvet antimacassars, cushion covers and curtains, as could usually be viewed in some sort of Victorian museum. The red contrasted with the pale faces of six people clustered round the largish square table (its legs draped with the same red velvet, to preserve its modesty, as was the custom of the aforementioned era). Yet this was 2014.  
    Perhaps the ambience was important; the darkened room and candles added to it, as did the fear on the faces of those present waiting to contact someone from ‘beyond’. Expectation added to it even more, for six of those present had sat in similar seances. Yet there was a seventh, one who was a disbeliever. Why was she here then? Lottie thought it a huge joke and basically was curious as to how these things were conducted – she was just fifteen and had begged her aunt to be allowed to join in the ‘fun

The Red Room by shelleypalmer


Haunting and a great lesson.




Featured by: Naktarra

RomanticizingShe approached him as he sat on the bed. Her knee pushed into the plush foam, sagged due to the abuse of over use. Her digits entwined as her elbows rested on his shoulders. The pressure sunk him into the doughy mattress.
“Romanticizing are we?”
His lips were parted; his eyes stared blankly at the cold wall. It was a cold blank wall, no paint ever applied to peel away, no picture ever hung to be taken off. It took a moment for his lips to connect, for him to clear his throat and mind, and reply.
“Not really… just wondering about the possibilities of where we could be…”
Her arms slid forward as her hands pressed gently into his chest, feeling each heave, each tingle that his body had to offer. However there wasn’t much to offer. He was calm, composed; his breaths left her hands to satisfy themselves with the bare minimum. But bare minimum was what they had always had.
“Isn’t that what we call romanticizing?” She chuckled as now

Romanticizing by NotenSMSK


A wickedly written story that 
leaves you thinking about the true 
meaning behind, “Romanticizing, are we?”




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Skin by SimplySilent

Tuesday Treats: What is in the box?

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 5:46 PM



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What is in the box?


Crate by Argan-Gwengar


Select a deviation (even from your own gallery) to show what you think is in the box and link it in a comment on this blog. Limit of 1 deviation per member please! Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT! Enjoy and have a good day! 


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What a Wonderful World!


:. Carefree .: by Favetoni and Beyond by IsacGoulart
The Sky Wears Orange Today by cuddleturtle Little red flowers by V-IMAgine-L
Heartsease by WintersRead A Border Collie Puppy and his Pillows by AdmiralAngela
Welcome to Madeira by Egil21Calendula officinalis by PicsByI
Twilight of the Thunder God by Moohoodles Ferrara, Street Musician by attackment
Photo by @fanored.jpg by FanoRED Very old meets very small by sandas04
Beauty by Felizias Texture: Sky by LDFranklin


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Galleries Month




Overview:


Cartoons refers to art styles suited to representing abstractions of reality; that is, exaggerated or otherwise non-realistic visual aesthetic. This idea is most prominent as it's easily understood, but to exact "cartoons" further is to probe some more - especially in the context of comics. Cartoons and comics share a close and complimentary relationship in visual communication, being especially true to sequential art among other forms of narrative in illustration. This understanding is an area of scholary interest due to the increasing acceptance of analogies being established between written & visual communication - highlighting the way in which sequential images actually constitute a visual language.

On deviantART


Commentary in abundance about comics and cartoons individually is justly avoidable in the context deviantART categories; the explanation is better defined by a more concise descriptor to be explained without embellishment and in plain terms. Although the category "Cartoons & Comics" appears to distinguish the two at first glance, this isn't the case to an extent that you might expect. There are subtle differentiations between sequential and illustrative types of artwork but they're unified under the same heading which aims to marry them rather than the contrary.

There are many interlacing traits of comics and cartoons such as the dynamic styles of cartooning lending effectively towards pictorial depictions in storytelling. In turn, corresponding art styles are used to accentuate the storytelling within a myriad of genres in comic books. Hence, cartooning as a form of illustration in comic books is of huge prevalence.

Below are examples from the Comics & Cartoons category; using the differentiation of pages/strips next to drawings/paintings - the main contextual differences from the submissions menu process:

Cartoons:





Ratchet and Clank: Into The Nexus by CreatureBox Norse God of Thunder by CoranKizerStone with a walking fish by tonysandoval Bravest Warriors #11 by tysonhesse weird samurai? by Adrianfd

Comics:





Adventure Time #17 by oxboxer The Technicolor OCT Round 1-1 by kozispoon NECROPOLIS III by JakeWyatt ruthar 2 by Djetho Batman and Hellboy by ChristopherStevens TMNT cvr by JHarren


Afterword:


As you see, some deviations could fit comfortably in both contexts "comics" and "cartoons" within the category; this highlights the relationship between them which creates the grey between the most pronounced ends of the spectrum. Just like art exists in a wider sense, our category for Cartoons & Comics is one that is actively evolving as a particularly fast-paced industry and overall movement. As your CV for this gallery, I hope to sustain your trust during my term - so that should you find yourself to query something - anything - then you can be encouraged to seek my help.
Keep rockin', gang.