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Are highly intelligent or very talented people better able to hide their misery from loved ones, thus making it all the harder to “read” them and help them?

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Since im sorta board right now I will be doing free OC ponies!
My Purple Bullet - F2U! -optional
Rose Red Bullet - F2U! -not aloud
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! -mandatory

My Purple Bullet - F2U! -if you can, pls tip me? in my donation pool? (trying to save up for a new icon!)
My Purple Bullet - F2U! -llama?
Rose Red Bullet - F2U! - gore, nudity mature subject
Rose Red Bullet - F2U! -stealing someone else' OC
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! -MUST BE UR OWN OC!
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! -FAVE THIS JOURNAL!
some examples of my work!
Rainbow Color for l-Gotta-Believe by cadencetheflamehaze

Etosama for Etosama (art trade) by cadencetheflamehaze

bella blitz this is for you danna! by cadencetheflamehaze

Drake for DragonSword03 by cadencetheflamehaze

Cloud Puff for cookie--Bear by cadencetheflamehaze

A present for vezley by cadencetheflamehaze

Saphire Stone for pony hearted by cadencetheflamehaze

ProjectPorkchop Vol362

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 4:21 PM

ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.


Krzysztof is a professional traditional artist from Poland. His technique is heavily influenced by the polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński, who is his inspiration. He classifies his works as surrealism or "magic realism" and his works are simply awe-inspiring! He uses a glaze technique which is very difficult but the color and depth he achieves is well worth the effort! This artist is a must add to your watchlist!

Blue coat, K. Heksel, oil paint, fiberboard by KrzysztofHekselfale, KHeksel, olej na plycie pilsniowej by KrzysztofHeksel
DÅ‚onie, KHeksel, olej na plycie pilsniowej by KrzysztofHekselLegs, oil paints, fibreboard, 80cm x 60cm by KrzysztofHeksel

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Camille is a varied hobbyist from the United States. She is passionate about fantasy art and gaming and creates beautiful desktop wallpapers. If you are a fan of Skyrim, you will definitely want to pay her gallery a visit! Her digital paintings are nicely rendered with great intensity and lots of action! Camille is brand new to DeviantART, so lets make her feel welcome!

Solitude Landscape by Sabukano2Riften Pier by Sabukano2
Sovengarde (Warm) by Sabukano2Sovengarde inside by Sabukano2

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Carol is a traditional artist from the United States. She enjoys painting in the style of surrealism while incorporating some influence of horror and the macabre. Her color palette is very soft and not overpowering and her brush strokes add wonderful texture to her paintings. She also has a small collection of very humorous ink drawings which are sure to put a smile on your face! Carol is a real sweetheart too, so make sure you stop by and say will be glad you did!

All About Me by ClamdiggyMy Cloneliness Engulps Me by Clamdiggy
Fire-Elemental Woman by ClamdiggyLimbo by Clamdiggy

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Mikko is a hobbyist artist from Finland who works in the film and animation industry. He is also a very talented photographer and captures some wonderful natural landscapes as well as street images. His emotive portraits are very nicely staged and he chooses his models and wardrobe very well. The high contrast adds great dramatic effect as well! Be sure to visit his gallery today and leave some feedback!

Milla - The Steampunk Girl by hmcindieStadium Light - Helsinki - Fall 2013 by hmcindie
Water from combs by hmcindieGalaxy twirl by hmcindie

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VB is a varied professional artist from the Netherlands with a very unique hobby! He restores pieces of old furniture and turns them into beautiful and fully functional artwork! He predominantly works in the styles of Brocante, Decoupage, Shabby Chic and Vintage, among others. He believes in making furniture unique and says "Old furniture tells a story, with a future that is yours to be part of...Forget modern mass produced furniture, believe in the possibilities of owning something as individual as you are!"

Vintage Brocante Chat Noir stools by VintageBrocanteLondon Calling decoupage 3 piece tables by VintageBrocante
London Phone box Decoupage by VintageBrocanteVintage Brocante pin up reclaimed coffee table by VintageBrocante

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If you enjoyed this article please be sure to :+fav: it, as this helps these artists get even more exposure.

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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"


Thanks for stopping by.

Hi my Lovelies... hope you are being creative!
These traditional troves are meant to reach
out to people who may not have had enough
exposure in their works, I feature art work 
from the 'newest - traditional' feature of DA's
search, I hope that whomever looks at these 
will learn from them or merely fave/
comment/'watch' the featured artist's work
So until next time.. SEE YA! :wave:



division by monsieur-arlequinGold by Girdiuklittle red riding hood by voteforpralka
home sweet home by HaruKoonPerfect World by JeannieMarie33


Zombie by marjoriechantreCeramic hanging light by MozDollNow sculpting GAMERA by murali1414
Apocalypse Engine by PC-CartoonsNikola Tesla  Bust Test by Skull-Droid

I'm sure they will love the suggestions :giggle: again....
= Or if all fails, send a suggestion to =
Moonbeam13 Ikue fourteenthstar Thunderstatement Shyree

Don't know what DD's are? Click here -->


Galleries Month


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 the 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 with 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:


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


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


As you see, some deviations could fit comfortably in both "comics" and "cartoons" within the category; this highlights the relationship between them which creates a grey area between the most pronounced ends of the small 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.

Man's Best Friend

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 5:20 PM


Hey all :D

So, I recently started up a forum thread looking for man's best friend... DOGS!  I figured this would be fitting since yesterday was National Dog Day. I'm sure you've all seen plenty of my goldens around; however, here are just a couple of my personal favorites:
Livin' The Life by JenFruzzPondViewWithHolly 101313 by JenFruzzLookout by JenFruzz

My dogs are definitely part of the family. So I asked deviants to show me their dog deviations as well! Thanks to everyone who participated :eager:

Tes by lou85Spaniel pup by lou85Dog portrait : Kasper by adavessethBobby the Bullmastiff puppy by roxmohrPug Love by SirCassieSt. Bernard puppy Retu by roxmohrFina by nari-mewait is that...US!? by HystericalMellotronBella Sculpture by HollieBollieDreamers by The-MoonSquidThe Boston Terrors by The-MoonSquidChilling out by TheRafflesiaSt. Bernard puppy by roxmohrNice Puppy by CapnSkustingBailey Sculpture by HollieBollieYeshe by roxmohrYuri by AnatomyOfDecayPug dry brush by gibboartHackett by JatsSexy girl by BrownBlurryHounds by StormWhiskersSomeone Get Me Out of Here by Kitteh-PawzBy The Fire by StormWhiskersStickin' Out Ya Tongue :P by Kitteh-PawzShe's on! SHE'S ON!! by ThePinkRoseOfTexasLennon by DPasschierWindow by rainylakeBumblebee by rainylakeMax and Baliey by 5Happy5Gucci! by SavageFrogSummer - Temperance (VI) by Timothi-Ellim



Journal Entry: Wed Aug 27, 2014, 8:19 PM

Tagged By: TheBakerandWriter
Tagging rules: 

1. Complete all the questions or alter them to make it your own!
2. Please link back to the S.M.I.L.E. event or at least mention it in your journal's title. 
3. Tag as many people as you'd like to fill out these questions! (The more the merrier)
4. Have fun or else! Or else! :D (Big Grin)
5. Repost these rules in your journal. Or else! Heart


1.) How do you feel about your DeviantART community?
The Lit community is close-knit, kind, and ALWAYS willing to lend other artists a listening ear and whatever help they can.  There are so many important, influential, wonderful deviants in the Lit community who keep me inspired and challenge me to always be better. I honestly think that the literature community strives, every single day, to show up with their pants on and make a difference--even small ones, like features or comments or just showing someone support through suggesting a piece for DD or DLR means a great deal.  

2.) What was/is your favorite experience here on DA?
Collaborating with others, definitely!  I LOVE the different voices, styles, and imagery you can find in other people's work, and trying to mesh your own writing with theirs--it's a challenge, but if you work together and are open to trying new things, you can make beautiful things that speak to and enthrall others.  

3.) Is there anyone you admire in the community?
Oh, for sure!  Let's see...
chromeantennae is absolutely wonderful; Ricky is always going out there with his big heart and kind words, lending a hand and supporting the rest of the Lit community as best he can.  Also, he's just a great guy to talk to.

SilverInkblot is ALWAYS coming up with fresh, new spins on poetry and poetry forms.  Her color poems took dA by storm a few years ago, and recently she founded TheTitlePage for another of her forms, using only the titles of other deviant's works to create new and interesting poetry.

BloodshotInk, though focusing on college and school work (GOOD FOR YOU, HON!), was one of the FIRST deviants who made me want to give back.  She is SO supportive, SO wonderful to others--she really makes you feel important (which you ARE!).

IrrevocableFate, LiliWrites, GrimFace242, Beccalicious, PinkyMcCoversong, neurotype, thorns and LadyLincoln also get a shout-out here--they're all wonderful artists and AMAZING people, so if you don't know of them or their contributions to the lit community (which are honestly too numerous to name out one by one!) you should definitely head over to their pages and take a look around.

Also, I HAVE to mention ALL of the staff over at the following wonderful groups: dACompliments, dAWishingWell, RecommendAFriend, ProjectComment, dAy-Brighteners, BurdenedHearts, and LitRecognition --you all put your hearts and souls into helping keep positive outlooks alive and bringing people together.  THANK YOU ALL!

4.) What do you admire in your own work on this website?
I think... How much being in this community, and interacting with/reading the words of others, has shaped me in my own work.  Without the lit community, I don't think I'd have come as far in recent years as I have.  You're all so wonderful and inspiring, and you've done a LOT to help push me out of my comfort zone and stretch my writing boundaries.  I thank every one of you for it--keep being wonderful. :heart:

5.) Quick! If you could give anyone here on DeviantART a big squishy hug, who would it be?
EVERYONE ON MY :+devwatch: list!  No really, I'm not kidding--there are a lot of you, but you are all beautiful and unique and I just want to :iconpirateglompplz: you!

6.)  What are five of your favorite pieces of work form different artists and why do you like them?
a wreck-
age wearing
at the sea(m)s
of tidal vacancy;
I am the ocean, and
the moon has
forsaken me.
cling to reason,
I stumbled on
absence stagnant,
abrupt. bedridden yet
ever chas(m)ing, I  
fell to salt-soaked
ground from a
words were all it took
but all you do is take.
I am waking
and I am shaken
tsunami waves that break
in empty frantic fury;
you are
the briefest repose
or instant of stillness,
I yearn; instead
I am abandoned by language,
I am bound to languish beneath
mountainous (n)ever-rest
tempests that swell,
that quell
even the most desperate of breaks
for the shore.
--The word play, the imagery, the pacing and format all come together to breathe life into this beautiful piece.
Plus SizeI.
I don't worry so much
about what size dresses I wear,
how many chins I have
or how many pounds I weigh.
I'm not all that bothered
if I don't really match
the airbrushed and edited standard of beauty
the media sells as the modern ideal.
I don't beat myself up
for eating the odd slice of cake,
tucking into a cookie
or savouring my favourite snacks.
Life's too short for all of that.
What scares me is the size of my heart.
Sometimes, my heart feels so big
I don't know if I'll ever fill it -
if there'll ever be a love
or a desire
or a dream big enough
to stop the pangs,
the cravings
and the feelings of emptiness.
Then again, at other times,
my heart feels so heavy
it almost weighs me down:
it stores sad thoughts
and negative reflections
of all the horrors in the world
and feels solid, like a stone
sinking within my chest.
Maybe my heart is a little too big.
Perhaps I could try a special diet -
like the “I Don't Give a Damn” Plan,
“Care Less
--Take a moment to think--REALLY THINK--about the message here. You're beautiful. You're unique. You're you, and that's ALL that matters.
as you teach her to say yesthe demons of your daughter
are of your own creation.
as your face stretches
into a grin of grotesque
conditioning and you say,
absolutely unthinking,
to her five-year-old
tear-stained face,
"he only hits you
because he likes you."
as too quickly for you
she sprouts breasts
and when her tender torso
twists in sunlight
you tell her that she
cannot go outside
wearing that, you teach
her through holding your
hand over your mouth,
knuckles underneath your nose,
the meaning of that empty
antiquated word ladylike.
she looks pasty and listless
five days of the month
but you do not teach her
how to properly insert
a tampon, she knows how
to suck guys off but she
doesn't know what the fuck
to do with her own clitoris.
her mind is captured by the
television as it tells her
that it is good to wear
skirts above mid-thigh
and make men happy by pulling
them onto a mattress but then
she says no when she's not allowed
and suddenly she is blamed by
that same force that shaped her
and an attorney
--This.  It doesn't even need words.
Life by Kyla-Nichole--Look CLOSELY; there's more to this art than meets the eye at first glance.
Night dreaming by areot--Because painting ALONE takes mad skills; doing it on a FEATHER?! Outrageously awesome.

7.) Do you have any aspirations from being here on DeviantART?
I just...I want to continue living my life in a positive, caring way. I want to continue giving back to others, because people are wonderful but can't always give themselves what they need most.

8.) Who was the last person or animal you hugged?
My husband, of course! 

9.) How often do you leave comments/critiques?
Not as often as I used to. I'm TRYING to get back into the swing of doing that--though critiques I usually only ever give when people ask me for them specifically, as you don't always know for sure who is looking for them or is receptive to criticism. 

10.)  What color shirt are you wearing right now?
Blue/green/yellow tye-dye type. :)

11.) How many people do you know on DA and in real everyday life?
Uhm. A total of....three. One the husband and I went and met when we were in college (here's looking at you, darkanddefiant!); the husband, obviously; and a guy who hardly ever logs in that I know from high school.

12.) What makes you happy?
Seeing other people happy. Honestly, that's the ONE sure thing to making me happy--is letting me make YOU happy. So tell me...what can I do for you today? :heart:

13.) What does a smile mean to you?
Hard work well-done.  Positive outlooks, courage, a sense of confidence and love of yourself.  Honestly, guys, I wasn't lying when I said you're all beautiful--you ARE.  Don't ever let anyone tell you differently.

Create your own questions! Maybe you want to tag a special someone and you want to ask them an embarrassing questions to make their cheeks go all red. (How long was it since you washed your underwear? LOL) Maybe you just want to ask someone about who they are, what they prefer or you just want to ask them another question for the sake of asking another question! Create what you like and there is no limit. As long as the journal produces a smile, it can be altered as you choose. 

My Questions:
1. There is almost a sense of disconnect between the WRITTEN world on dA and the VISUAL one--if you could employ ONE idea to bring those two worlds closer together, what would you do?
2. What is the last thing that made YOU smile? What is the last thing you did to send a smile to someone else?
3. What can we do, as a community/site, to bring MORE smiles/happiness to other users?
4. What is/are your favorite things about the dA community you're most connected to?  What is/are your favorite things about the people of that community?
5. Who are some of the most influential/inspiring people of your community?  Why?
6. Are there any community projects and/or groups that have helped you or given you a chance to help others?
7. What are your future dA aspirations/goals/dreams?
8. Have you suggested a piece of writing or artwork for a DD recently? What about a DLR?  If you haven't, are there any reasons for that?
9. Somebody's having a bad day and posts about it in a journal/poll; what do you do to cheer them up?
10. Share a joke with us? (pleasepleasePLEASE make it family friendly!)
11. What types of food/drink always bring you a smile? Why? What about scents or sounds?
12. Have you ever created a piece of art for another deviant (outside of commissions)?  If so, how did doing that make you feel?
13. A lot of deviants, particularly in the lit community, talk about how important it is to give INTO the community what you'd like to get OUT of it--do you agree? Why or why not?
14. Last question--what are some of your favorite and most-used emotes on dA?

I TAG ANY/EVERYONE who sees this and wants to do it.  This was a TON of fun! :iconheartglompplz:

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