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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! -if u give any number of points even 1 ur request will be one of the first posted!
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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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.


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.

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

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What is a Digital Doll?

Thu Aug 28, 2014, 6:00 AM by Lyricanna:iconlyricanna:

Galleries Month

As part of the gallery description month, I'm going to be introducing the Digital Dolls subcategory (and it's subcats) to all of you.  This will include a brief description and a few examples from each category.

Digital Dolls is located in the Customization category.  Customization is the gallery that is dedicated to forms of art that let you modify or individualize things; wallpapers to change up your desktop, avatars and icons to change your dA presence, emoticons to enhance the chat experience and digital dolls.  Digital Dolls are created by customizing a base body, created by yourself or someone else, hence it's home in the Customization category.  

Digital dolls traditionally had a hard pixel edge and a transparent background but dolling has deviated away from that in recent years.  The transparent background used to be important for people that would adopt dolls (display them on personal web pages with a link back to the creator) so that a doll could look at home on any website background.

Digital Dolls has several sub categories with sub categories.  For simplicity's sake, let's call them level two and level three subcats.  The level two sub categories are:
Pixel art: These are dolls or bases that have been created one pixel at a time. Any anti-aliasing is done by hand.
Tooled: These are dolls or bases that have been created using brushes, gradients, effects, layer transparency or any other tools that cause anti-aliasing automatically.
Other: These are dolls or bases that have been created using a mixture of the two above definitions, or by incorporating traditional or other unspecified media that does not fit either of those definitions.  Cell shading has traditionally ended up here, although it is not required.

The level three subcategories are:
Adopted base: A doll made using a base made by someone else.  You have adopted the base (and followed the base maker's rules!) to create your own doll.
Base: A body, humanoid or otherwise, used to create digital dolls.  Note: Line arts that include hair and clothes belong in Resources and Stock Images > Lineart & Character Templates.
Original base: A doll created on a base created by you or a doll created without the aid of a base.  Also called baseless dolls.  This category has the most miscats because the name is ambiguous outside of dolling and implies a base not made by tracing instead of what it actually is.
Traced base: A doll created on a base (or a base) that was created by using tracing, which is creating an image by drawing on top of an existing image.  This category was created to house both traced dolls and traced bases but seems to only be inhabited by bases at the moment, which means that a lot of traced dolls have ended up in the adopted base category as it is also technically correct.

Here are some examples of each type of doll and base so you know what belongs where =)
Customization > Digital Dolls > Pixel Art > Adopted Base
Crystaline Heart by porcelian-doll Something Wicked by TheThirdAct Pixel Daenerys by Blumina
Customization > Digital Dolls > Pixel Art > Base
Day Zps6e45cafe by Yzah Farewell Base 3/4 View by Ichitoko Lumnia - Base by SandraCharlet
Customization > Digital Dolls > Pixel Art > Original Base
MDF Round 2 by naminote Blue dress 01 by mariiiis-dolls Insidious Bisque by Phansmatic
Customization > Digital Dolls > Pixel Art > Traced Base
smoooch - base frames by kishi-san Contest: Fix base by TheULTImateAngel Sad Catgirl Base by thecity2011
Customization > Digital Dolls > Tooled > Adopted Base
Steampunk Tomb Raider by GPhoenix CID - Round 2 by caitlincaitiecait Grey hair by SmiteTheeWithApples
Customization > Digital Dolls > Tooled > Base
Enchantix - Paid Base Pack by EnchantingRainbow Hippy Base One by Imaginary--Thoughts Rock and Roll Queen Base by Imaginary--Thoughts
Customization > Digital Dolls > Tooled > Original Base
Through the Ages - Round 1 by zapatones Lady Macbeth by FionaCreates TCP Odyrah Round 2 by Odyrah
Customization > Digital Dolls > Tooled > Traced Base
The shocking truth base by Aqua999 base 29 by black-cat-lover-mew
Customization > Digital Dolls > Other > Adopted Base
The Mistress... in pixels by ValkAngie Stocking by codelauren You can thank your lucky star. by beri-cram
Customization > Digital Dolls > Other > Base
- 2 free bases - by SoukiAdopts - Mandarin 3 - by base-o-holic Female Base 2 by ZellaRoss
Customization > Digital Dolls > Other > Original Base
Masquerade by FallenSunrise She Smiles Like the Sunrise by LadyHazy Twirl by IridescentStardust
Customization > Digital Dolls > Other> Traced Base
'Stop that' - couple base 2 by MetroBase MLP : FIM base by Kitty-Kitty-Koneko Couple Portrait 002 by CuriouserBases

I hope this has eased some of the confusion =)  Feel free to ask any questions in the comments!

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

All stunning photos :-D and enjoy!

The Rains of Castamere. by Hamish-Frost Angels and Demons by asfolk Sarina by EmilySoto Walking together by mariomencacci After Rain Comes Sunshine by thedaydreaminggirl Under Pink Skies by kkart The Unconscious Mind by Fassod Launch by StevenDavisPhoto :) by lisans Reflections In Blue by Barnum60 Morning in the Forest by ferrohanc Peaceful Dove by EOS-Husky Budapest - IR XLIX (Budapest Noir) by DimensionSeven Draped in heavenly dreams by LordLJCornellPhotos 1960 by donmezerm La Catrina VI by NickChao The Cabaret Dancer by ShaeUnderscore Untitled by kriakao Belle ile 4 by HekaAM Captain Cold - Flash - New 52 by WhiteLemon Lucia in the subway by M0THart write me a poem. by popoks DSC 2729ffff by metindemiralay Lil Muncher by mj-magic en el  silencio del tunel by existencia5 Playing with the sunshine by mitazu08 Postcard from London 13 by JACAC Blue by m-eralp silent for so long by StefanBeutler Iceland landscapes pt. VII by TheChosenPesssimist Real Life Elsa by naked-in-the-rain The Valley of the Five Lakes - The Great Lake III by Beezqp Untitled by nairafee Sarina by EmilySoto  -Forest cathedral- by Janek-Sedlar Here Comes the Sun by WillTC Ocean by Vitaly-Sokol The Love Is Gone by Bas-Foto August 20th by FramedByNature Explosion by runyouknow1 August 19th by FramedByNature Variable weather by immoraldream CXXV. by arianeka Heather Mix by Justine1985 Homie by A2Matos Eye 44 by BaselMahmoud JimaGination Photography by JimaGinationPhotogra # 5 by uberfischer Wedding in Paris by Slava-Grebenkin Florence Sunset by amaliabastos smoky light by isischneider Identity by DariaPitak [ J. O. A. ]01 by FlorianWeiler Ducks in the sea by fly10 The return of the jedi 02 by Bojkovski Fall by SoundOfRaindrops tranquil forests by LindaMarieAnson Cat Potrait by MuratGezer Portrait de rue by hubert61 Img 2753-001 by varga-thamas cardinal by paws720 La De Bugambilias by EMOCIONARTE Autoportrait II by czoky Mountain meadow by Phototubby fungus by artmobe Mushrooms on a Tree Stump by Danimatie Abduction by tntrekabulator Fall In Love by BautistaNY Tea by Leona-Snow Taxi! by BautistaNY Liquid Gold by MarinaCoric
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