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

Vote! (68,660 votes) 874 comments
64,965 Deviants Online
Anyone who has been an internet user for a period of time should know that drama is one of the hallmarks of the absolutely wonderful technology that allows us to be connected 24/7. It's like glitter, one moment all you see is just a fleck of it then suddenly, it's everywhere. DeviantArt is chock full of massive amounts of it (drama, not glitter!) at any given time, so let's talk about what you need to know to avoid it (aaaand what to do if you find yourself in it)!

:bulletred: I just caused the argument because... I wanted to get more pageviews, I wanted to be popular, for the lulz, I was bored


Girl, bye.

:bulletred: I ALWAYS have to reply

If you think the interwebs is the only place you'll find people you don't agree with, I think it's time you spent a little more time away from your computer. First off, let me say that there's nothing inherently wrong about disagreeing with someone. Nothing at all. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, even if that opinion is not popular or similar to yours. So for the purposes of example (since we are visual people) here's a hypothetical comment thread:
  • Commenter: No offense, but I think this artwork sucks.
Now, let's assume that you like the artwork, or even worse, it's yours. What would be the proper response?
  • #1. I've looked at your gallery, and you can't do any better so ha! Your artwork sucks!one111!!!
  • #2. Why don't you like it?
  • #3. Nothing. You hit the red 'x' and ignored the comment entirely. 
It will be extremely tempting, but responding with #1 is not the way to go. Mainly because you would be inciting a fight, and starting dArama. If you select #2, proceed cautiously. Though initially harmless, it could lead to issues you weren't prepared to deal with, especially if the artwork was not yours. Let me quickly segue into the subject of white-knights for a moment. I've seen some things written recently about white-knights, and why they are harmful, and I think it's worth clearing up the apparent confusion as to exactly what they even are. 

A white-knight is not someone who defends another person regardless of what the argument or issue is. If you even knew your internet history at all you'd know a white-knight is a (scummy) boy standing up for a girl online he has feelings for with the hopes of "favors" in return. How it has mutated to what people now think of it as an annoying 13 year old Belieber (or that 'leave Britney alone' guy) is far beyond me. A white-knight is not a troll, or any of the above. In fact this person can actually bring a little bit of clarity and common sense to a troll off. It's not pointing out facts or even blind defense. Anyone who blindly defends something (or someone) is an idiot, not a white-knight. Please stop confusing them :XD:
Let's review. THIS...
NOT THIS. Got it?
Ok, now that that's out of the way, let's discuss option #3, non-engagement. Option #3 is your honest to goodness, foolproof way to avoid getting into what might become a mucky situation. Some comments truly aren't worth you replying to, so don't give them your time or effort honey!
You are not required to reply to any comment that you do not want to. Plain and simple. 

:bulletred: This person is WRONG and I can PROVE it!

Congratulations, you have logically indisputable, irrefutable facts about a subject either from personal knowledge, actual study, or a quick Google search. Is it truly necessary to go out of your way to prove it to others? I'll save you some time: no. The reason why? It's quite simple, changing what people believe is harder than trying to wash a cat. I'm not saying bringing a little knowledge into a conversation isn't important, of course it is! But this is about who to even bother imparting that knowledge onto. Let's go back to the previous hypothetical comment thread and let's say you decided to go with #2 as an initial response:

Commenter: It sucks because anime sucks! The anatomy is all wrong, just look at how huge that head is! Weeaboos are lame! You're one of them aren't you?

Well that wasn't very nice! Let's see what your response options are: 
  • #1. Is that so? Your artwork looks like trash! How dare you assume things about me?!
  • #2. Actually, it's called stylization. Western cartoons are stylized too, just in different ways.
  • #3. Nothing. You hit the red 'x' and ignored the comment entirely. 
Soooo, #1 is a definite no-no. You've just come down to their level and lost a little dignity while you were at it :no:
#2 is good, you presented fact. If you go with #2, don't leave it open ended. A statement of fact (in a condescending manner) can often shut down an unkind commenter. Never use insults of intelligence or name calling, it totally cancels out whatever you said beforehand. 
#3 Once again, will free you from any further issues with that person in that comment thread. 
Don't feed the trolls guys, really.

:bulletred:What if I'm being harassed?

Just imagine this is on the other side of the screen
Regardless of your views on 'cyber-bullying's' legitimacy, harassment via the internet is 100% real. Because of the anonymity of the internet crowd mentality can come into effect swiftly and with little warning. There are several actions that you should take, and the first one is blocking.Don't know how you say? How to Block Someone on DA by wondermanrules
There's a false notion going around that blocking someone means that you are somehow inferior at arguing, 'butthurt,' or you want to get the last word in. No, no, and no. There's also an incorrect notion that blocking is the Help Desk's lazy way of avoiding doing their jobs. Again, no. Blocking someone from interacting with you is a prime way to avoid dArama, never be too intimidated to use the feature. How do I know it works? Well, at one point I was being harassed by not just one person, but a group of people plus whoever decided to jump on their demented bandwagon. I had to block nearly one hundred deviants at one point. Very time consuming, but entirely worth it. 

The second thing you can do if you are being harassed is to hide comments. Again, this is not some snarky method of communication, rather a way to stop the spinning wheel that is dArama. Don't know how to hide comments you say?
How To Hide Comments by Sparky-the-Scraggy
Both methods of blocking can easily end any amount of harassment you are receiving. Most unfavorable interactions can be remedied with those steps, however things can get spectacularly nasty at times and that is when you need to contact the Help Desk. 

Before I walk you through that step, let's go over what you can and cannot submit to the Help Desk as an Abuse Report:
  • Do: Report excessive amounts of racial, ethnic, homophobic, bigoted slurs, personal threats, & extreme language.
  • Do: Report someone who has made alternate accounts, or is having a friend continue harassment on their behalf. 
  • Do: Report account hacking or evidenced spying.
  • Do: Report forum threads that are not following the rules.
  • Do Not: Report someone after a simple disagreement.
  • Do Not: Report someone for stealing someone else's artwork (there is a separate method for that).
  • Do not: Report someone for calling you stupid, or any other childish name that could be remedied by blocking. 
  • Do not: Submit screenshots as evidence, they cannot and will not be considered in your case. 
Consult the following FAQs for info on what is considered 'abusive' language and behavior:   
So, let's say things are very bad. The person harassing you is using extreme language, has threatened you and has sent other people after you (or is making alternate accounts to continue harassment). This is a case to submit as an Abuse Report. When you submit your report you need to have the following things:
  1. The username of person you are reporting.
  2. Links to comments that support your allegations. No need to 'unhide' them, moderators will still be able to see the conversation. 
  3. A concise outline of the complaint.
  4. Block all parties involved.
  5. Be patient. It may take the Help Desk time to get to your complaint depending on the seriousness of the situation.

Weekly Members Feature

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:54 PM by Wesley-Souza:iconwesley-souza:
Now our weekly features are made ​​every two weeks,
 then the next feature will be day 14 August.

Weekly Members Feature

Exposure of the Members


Castle Grounds by Charmed-RavenclawOmega(color) by MariaSemelevich
Bella by GabeehSilvaCity of Roses by SmoothHipster
Feel the storm by Altair-EThe Galaxies Catcher by VeilaKs
Night Fairytales by sachiko2189See Emily play by KangTengri
Between good and evil by RazielMBCredence by TheDreamBelow
The Orphan-book sample by theheekThe Robber by UnKnown-Designer092
Lady Mad Hatter Doll Face II by JiaJenn31Goddess by KiyaSama
Depression by A-WakefieldI Will Wait Your Message by Lolita-Artz

Photomanipulation of the Week

four manipulations that are exposed on the front page of the group.

CLOVER by GabeehSilva

Guardian of Light by DeniseWorisch

The Alchemist by Kurtzan

Friendship II by SweediesArt

Beautiful Works from our Gallery

some of the best submissions

The Outpost by neverdyingA Waiting Game by kimsol
Let the knife do the talking by Iskander1989Karate Kid by digitalessandra
Oblivion by ElementOfOne1Restricted by nikkidoodlesx3
Chandelier by GregoryNicolasOn The Banks by Tracy-WilliamsArt
ENCHANTED by Dani-OwergoorCould someone peel me a grape please? by Kibblywibbly
Purple by JiaJenn31Just thinking of you by EstherPuche-Art

Kings and Queens - New Contest

New contest for members

Queen of the tards 

New contest, I hope everyone had fun making a beautiful manipulation
kings and Queens New Contest - need prizesEmote king - :emoteking: 
New contest for members
Queen of the tards 
New contest, I hope everyone had fun making a beautiful manipulation
What you have to do?
The theme will be interactive, you will choose the main details (the place and the characters) in the lists below.
Crown and Scepter I use 
Choose the place for your manipulation:
(choose only 1 place)

Throne RoomRoom of Magical Powers (such as a laboratory or library).Landscape of the kingdom.

Choose the character for your manipulation:
(choose only 1 character)
Medieval king Alien Queen King of the Underworld Queen of Egypt King of the Frozen world Fairy Queen
Note 1:
you have to make

need prizes, so feel free to donate.


July 28.2014. Feaure - Inspiration 8.

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 12:49 PM

Hello !

It's been a while since I uploaded last inspiring feature
Today for the end of month, part 8 - this time about RAIN :

Rain [07.2014] by SabakuNoShi

Rain don't have to be symbol of sadness

Foto by Lucikaaa

Rain can wash away Your sorrow

- Diamonds - by S-Patriot

Rain gives life

... A little Rain must fall by DigitalDistress

Rain can give You time to stop
for a moment and think without rush

Rache I by EmmaSk

Rain can help You to keep memories alive

Little Droplets on the Hillside by jenthestrawberry

Rain can create a rainbow

Dandelion by Midwinters-twilight

Rain can be Your inspiration

Critique and you

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 31, 2014, 4:41 AM

Art Status
Works in Progress

Blogs in progress


There was a small discussion in my last journal about unhelpful tutorials, that touched the topic of critique.

So, I decided to talk about critique for a bit.

In the online art community there is no unified stance on critique. Some people are totally incapable of recieving any form of critisism of their creation and think it's the devil. Some think that critique is should always be a "sandwich". Some people think that anything goes and the artist should listen to all feedback if he chooses to publish art online. Some say critique is only valid "constructive" and some say that it doesn't take a chef to know the steak was burnt.

I'll talk about how I percieve it - and mind you, my perception had changed over the years. This is more about what I figured during this time.

Point 1: Feedback is essential for development. That's not a solely artistic thing. Every human activity implies there's a trial and error process involved in the honing of any skill and being taught that skill. Thing is, that without a person being pointed to where he erred, he will most likely repeat his mistakes. Without knowledge, a person has no awareness of the rules of his activity, and will not by himself be able to see where he did wrong. So, without critique, there is no artistic growth. Any person that does not accept critisism of his activity, will most likely be stunted, because there's no second pair of eyes to evaluate his work with detachment and clarity of vision. However, clarity of vision is something that an artist develops too, from experience and critique itself. An experienced artist's evaluation of his work differs from that of a beginner. Experienced artists make less mistakes exactly because that detached reflection of work is possible on their own.

Point 2: I personally don't think critique should be "sandwiched", ie has to contain both praise and the critisism. Sometimes, a work has no real positives to talk about and is a bundle of problems. The idea of a "critique sandwich" was propelled by people with egos so frail they can't concede to their mistakes before being buttered up first. The main requirement of a critique is that it's TRUTHFUL. That is what helps artists - truth about their art, and if the truth is pleasing or a call to action, well, that depends on the work itself.

Point 3: Critique quality differs. That's a very important point. One thing is to say "well this is too negative" or "this is too positive", which is an emotional assesment of a critique, but another thing is the quality of the product. Tone !=quality.
Basically, an artist that gets feedback, is posed before the following question: "Is the opinion valid, qualified and helpful?".

Now, here comes the tricky part. If I speak from my experience, when I just started doing digital art, I accepted ALL opinions about my work and tried to implement them. I was a very unexperienced artist and I hungrily devoured any feedback that came my way. Also, because of my lower skill level and the aforementioned inexperience, I wasn't been able to discern between helpful advice and unhelpful advice. Mind you, when I say unhelpful I don't mean rude or something like that. Unhelpful advice more often than not the one that is given with the best intentions of the critic. The critic is a person and artist like any other. A critique is a product like any other. The value of one critique compared to another, DIFFERS. And to maximize the improving effect of feedback that it has on your art, you have to realize, there is no equality amongst anything that we do.

For example, as my skill and ability to evaluate my own art grew, I started noticing, that the feedback was often, well, lacking. That creates a dynamic of "am I seeing things wrong or this person does?"

And that brings us to the next point.

Point 4: The gap between the skill of the recepient artist and the provider critic determines the critique's category.
Now, there are two scenarios and two forms/categories of critique that stems from them. Both of these categories have their uses - none is essentially better or worse than the other, but you should always discern between the two for the sake of your improvement.

Scenario 1: the critic is less proficient that the recieving artist, and that makes for a Pointer Critique. The pointer critique is summed by the faved by pointer critics saying about the chef and spoiled food. Indeed, it doesn't take a great artist to noticed botched anatomy, ghastly color choices and other evident problems with an artwork. The pointer critic is that detached eye that sees your work as it is, without your flair of emotional involvement. The Pointer Critique is the highlight marker for your work. And that's mostly it. Because the critic is less proficient than you or maybe not even an artist himself, it's unlikely he knows what to do with the aforementioned problem.

Scenario 2: the critic is equal or more proficient than the receiving artist, and that makes for the Tutor's Critique. The tutor's critique is what many imply by "constructive critisism", and that is that in addition to telling the artist what is wrong with their work, the critic also offers a solution to rectify the problem, or offers an overall advise how to improve the artwork. Because the tutoring critic is at least equal, or more proficient than you are, he had previously encountered and worked around the problem he had noted in your work, his skill is sufficient to know, how such problems are fixed. The critic, therefore, is not a pointer, but a tutor.

This is the most sought after type of advice, since it doesn't leave you hanging and trying to figure out what to do. BUT! Many do not realize that, but a pointer critique that leaves you hanging is just as helpful if the pointer is correct. Many times, improvement comes from FIGURING STUFF ON YOUR OWN, and that type of digging to get things right is often more of a solid step, than being led by the hand and told how exactly to fix something.


So, we touched a bit on critique quality. So, what if you feel the critique is not of good quality, and were the critic may go wrong?

To start off, I'll return to my previous words about self-assesment. The more you are inexperienced and the less you are self-aware about your art, the harder it is to discern between low quality advice and good advice. This inability to discern may result in two different things for a beginner artist: the artist sees all critique as low-quality and attacks against him, and stagnates, or begins to fix any nitpick for the sake of doing it and not thinking about why. I have to say that for the longest time, I fell in the latter category. While it did help me improve considerably, it had its drawbacks.

So, I'll list what I think is low-quality critique, and how to understand it is one.

1) Person with low quality art trying to red-line yours. This I guess, in my eyes, is the worst offender. I see it all over the place - one bad artist taking another bad (or sometimes good) artist's work, and with the best intentions of "look, this clavicle is off!" redlines the artwork to worse hell. If someone proposes you to redline, look at their own gallery - if there is nothing to show that the person is decent at what he attempts to fix for you, politely decline. You won't get anything of worth out of there, and you could get a bad habit.

2) Pointer Critique is incomplete at pointing. Things like "that leg is wrong", "i dunno, the colors look weird", "I don't like the background". Pointer Critique doesn't need to offer a solution, but it should be complete. Examples: "that leg is wrong, because the calf is too short", "i dunno, the colors look weird - pink really clashes with orange, it becomes a mess", "I don't like the background - it lacks depth".

3) Tutor's Critique shows incompetence. Some people may have really good art and a keen eye for mistakes, but they're shit at explaining things. You have to keep in mind that it's totally possible, and not every person is good at advise. Here's a thought-up example of such incompetent attempt at teaching: "Ok, so the leg is wrong. The calf is too short... I dunno, you could try overlaying a photo, to see how to get it right?". The person might attempt to give you a solution, but imply a method of fixing that is out of your technique, or the solution is vague enough to be useful.


And in the end, let's talk about critique etiquette, if there is one.

There is an idea, that any type of advice is valid and should be respectfully accepted. I thought so too for the longest time, and for the most part it's true - at least in the respect part. However, I'd like to disavow certain types of ideas at the current point and strengthen some others. I've been for the past few months more active on professional art communities, watching how industry professionals operate, and well, shit is different from dA. The attitudes are different.

So, here are some the not so nice truths you gotta face, from both the side of an artist, and a critic.

1) Critique from a professional/proficient artist is more valuable than one from an amateur. It's a sort of tabooish thing to say, but that's the reality of life. The opinion of dude that draws stick figures will always be less valuable than the opinion of Craig Mullins, and if you're so lucky to hear both, stick to Craig Mullins. It's not nice to tell a person "fuck off, you can't draw, I don't wanna hear shit from you", but if the person is of a lower level than you, and YOU'RE ABLE TO DETECT THAT OBJECTIVELY, take their advice with a grain of salt. Respect, but don't slave to people that are less able than you. Of course, some will tell you "they're both valuable", and in certain cases, it might be so, but the people that say such things too have standards)

2) You don't owe critics gratitude. That might sound rude, but it shouldn't be so. When you post a work of art to the public domain, it's the right of the people to offer their opinions and critisisms to it. However, they do it on their own volition as well. Sometimes, people get enraged that you don't tell them thanks for a critique or ignore it, because they wasted time and effort on you. Of course, if the advice was valuable and helpful, by all means gratitude should be expressed and I follow that. That, however, doesn't mean that every remark in regards to your work needs your praise just because they took a second to type it out.

3) Low-quality advice isn't a direct order for implementation. Some critics might act like they're the last instance. Funny thing, they might be, but that depends on the concrete critic and their advice. However, a low-quality critique is NOT the last instance. You should always evaluate who advises you, the advise itself and it's prospects, ask for a second opinion if possible. If you're not ready for it, well, learn to discern. Sometimes, the feedback is outright garbage. You wouldn't eat garbage, right?

4) There is no point where you stop needing feedback, no matter how proficient you get. But, as you get more and more proficient, you need more and more proficient feedback as well, and that's what generates a lot of tension in artists and critics alike. When you're 1,8 m high, you can't splash around in an inflatable kiddie pool. As you develop, you and your critics should recognize that change, and act accordingly.

5) Also, you can't take off from account the fact that for some people critiquing is a way to stroke a flattened, low-esteem ego. You have to be able to recognize it and step up to it. Usually it goes like this: "I can't paint for shit, but I can TOTALLY give "critique" to this person who is miles ahead of me, and he has to swallow it, because CRITIQUE = ART PRO, and if he turns it down or argues with me, I'm gonna call him out as being a sensitive asshole who doesn't want to improve! Go me!". A lot of artists are aware of this and afraid of this, and therefore, accept critiques only to avert this sort of passive agressive bullshit. Little such people know, that industry professionals NEVER receive public critique - it's mostly dispersed through a tight-knit circle of familars, that need no outward reassurance about their skill.

6) As a critic, to conserve time, study the artist that you offer advice to. I learned that it's a waste of my time to give feedback to people who are a) not very good with critisism, b) who are not at a level where they could implement my advise yet OR at a level where my advice, due to my lower proficiency, is not-needed. So, I prefer to give critique to people who possess the roughly the same skill level as I - they understand and they need it. Both conditions are met.

7) Critique of work in progress and finished work should differ. Works in progress require immediate technical feedback that could help the artist evade or fix approaching mistakes, or offer a fresher perspective on the direction where the work is going. A fully polished, complex artwork, however cannot be fixed as easily, and critique should be made in regards to the PROSPECTIVE works of the artist based on the mistakes or successes in the current piece. Examples: "the foot is all wrong, you should make the calf longer and work with the hip joint so it corresponds with the characters movement" (for WIP); "you have inconsistent leg length for the character in this piece, you should watch for correct propotions in characters, and better from the very beginining of the piece" (for finished work).


Finally, some last comments

Firstly, great, helpful feedback is a rarity - if someone offers it to you, by all means aknowledge the critic that did, because he helps you to become a better artist for free. Share that with others and the community, tell them that there's a person who offers good advice and who should be listened to.

Secondly, don't be a spineless shit nor an ignorant douchebag. Not every piece of feedback is a good one, and not every piece of feedback is an attack on you. Nurture a healthy ego, an understanding where you need to go, a keen eye and ear to gather all valuable opinions and develop a self-assesment that is as objective as it's humanly possible.

Thirdly - give back. Becoming a good critic is a positive influence on one's art itself, because when analyzing other people's work you train to do so with your own - that exact self-assesment that I keep talking about.

Hope this helps anyone interested)

Interesting - part 105

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 12:24 PM
Sacred Waters 2 by deswitath
A Churchs Secrets by ravenangeldoger
Flourish Anywhere by icynova96
heima by esireDryad by HoverlandJar 2 by MathiasZamecki
Secrets in the woods by MargaretSeidlerSpaceship concept by fearnpSelfie with friends by esserawks
Mecto Amore by RaenyrasAusstellungsstueck by DragonfruityHomeward by cubehero
Lajana by Sieskja
last house by GZB
20.52  - Another world by head-in-the-cloudOnly ghosts remain by BoiledFrog
Siostri by Anhenswamp by StargazerLZ
+ Water Nymph + by MroczniaK
Haunt by DanceofWhiteStag
Still life 2013 01 by CarolinVogtgong by potworowChill II by FlexDreams
Blood clan girl2 by mos88Twilight by AnymoussPurple Day by IamMissOriginal
Take Me To Colorado by CocoruMy home by TurquoiseGrrrlI'll Make it to the Sky by Mandi7MM
Dreams And Shadows: Prelude by ThePixThe Girl and the Hare Lady by m-arukaUnused Cover of Breakshield by YanmoZhang
Female Druid by leomezaRed Valentine by thegameworldMirror into the Past by stengchen
Megyeri bridge by ChryslyerEffie by MagicharuMayflower #1 by LeviWasTaken
Penance by John35Photographydear wind, send my warm hugs to him by imwd.melody.pond. by delusive-dreams
One Summer Encounter  by momokamisama
She had eagle eyes by xRaika-chanx
Czeresnia//Cherry by Mala-HarpiaIdun and secret by hnedoockoCalendar - March by ArunaWolf
Sonntag morgen by feigenfruchtYou'll never hear me out by Blind-BirdyMolten Lava Cake 2 by laurenjacob
The Ember Priestess by vesssel.::.Winter Time.::. by ZirakAiDont Hug Me (paige notebook) by jazz-bell
Emma by MrsBrushwoodPurple by SightiYou`re my golden sunshine by fravenmort
Pieniny :: II by absentiaeautumn - ballet by acctiFirebird II by FlexDreams
Fairy Fossil by puimun
Halloween by doclicio
Luminagles adopts: Open 5/5 by Nesmaty.: the picture on the wall :. by zekizabeth
Wave study 1 by jkrabIndian Summer by Sillybilly60


1. :iconjocelyner:
Hiding On the Lilac by JocelyneR
White Lupines by JocelyneR
Purple Finch at Easter by JocelyneR
Fluffy Clouds Before Dusk by JocelyneR
White Royal Poppy by JocelyneR
Close Encounter by JocelyneR
Purple Aster by JocelyneR
Cutiepie by JocelyneR

2. :iconsurrealistic-gloom:
Algae By The River by surrealistic-gloom
A flower for Mia by surrealistic-gloom
Foxglove Flowers by surrealistic-gloom
Little Kitten  BW by surrealistic-gloom
Blooming Towards The Sun by surrealistic-gloom
Gloomy Easter - At Dawn by surrealistic-gloom

3. :iconjennystokes:
Take me home by jennystokes
P4 BP3 by jennystokes
P2SL by jennystokes
Daisy 1 by jennystokes
View from Beaucaire to Tarascon by jennystokes
The Bridge by jennystokes

4. :icon5ofnovember:
battle over desert by 5ofnovember
dome by 5ofnovember
AtDE2 by 5ofnovember
sea robot by 5ofnovember
Ice Cave by 5ofnovember
crossing the river by 5ofnovember

5. :iconsillybilly60:
Beyond The Road by Sillybilly60
Great Smoky Mountains by Sillybilly60
Window by Sillybilly60
St. John's River by Sillybilly60
Dusk by Sillybilly60
Solitude by Sillybilly60

6. :iconteaphotography:
And That's Just How It's Done by TeaPhotography
Special Times and Special Places by TeaPhotography
Yellow Rose of Friendship by TeaPhotography
Reaching Out by TeaPhotography
On A Good Day by TeaPhotography
Happy Endings- I Survived by TeaPhotography

Skin by SimplySilent

Just another day by Tryingtofly
Leon Tukker (@tryingtofly) is a talented 22-year-old concept artist from Utrecht, Netherlands.

Plains of another world by Tryingtofly
Ecological city by TryingtoflyThe Temple District by Tryingtofly
Cyberpunk city speedpaint by Tryingtofly
The Resort Colony pool area by Tryingtofly
The Fallen colloseum by Tryingtofly
Arctic research facility by Tryingtofly
Just another day by Tryingtofly
The desert Structure by Tryingtofly
City Route by Tryingtofly
Streets of Seklla II by Tryingtofly
City in the clouds speedpaint by Tryingtofly
The remote resort by Tryingtofly
Long forgotten by Tryingtofly
Alien Shoppping mall speedpaint by Tryingtofly
Floating cities of Belugan by Tryingtofly
The Poor District by TryingtoflyWaiting for confession by Tryingtofly
Korallian Afternoon by Tryingtofly
Castle blacksmith speedpaint by Tryingtofly
Science fiction city thumbnails by Tryingtofly
Naboo Speedpaint by Tryingtofly
Fishing village speedpaint by Tryingtofly
A cold morning on the high street by Tryingtofly
Factory Bookcover by Tryingtofly
Forgotten Library by Tryingtofly
Blue circle temple by Tryingtofly
Sunken temples by Tryingtofly
The Fallen mothership by Tryingtofly
The headquarters by Tryingtofly
The once great city of Caniton by Tryingtofly
Twin cities by Tryingtofly
The Resort Colony pool area by Tryingtofly
Polygon Metropolis Speedpaint by Tryingtofly
Remote Resort street by Tryingtofly
A good morning in the village by Tryingtofly
Returning home by Tryingtofly
There goes my job by Tryingtofly
Science fiction city by Tryingtofly
Towers in the mist by Tryingtofly
Returning home after so many years by Tryingtofly
The Great discovery by Tryingtofly
Jungle Sketch by Tryingtofly

Here's a video of Tukker's process:

Skin by Dan Leveille

CAC Interview

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 5:21 PM

News by TsaoShin

Interview with the Cutie Art Crusaders

I had a great interview with the CutieArtCrusaders!  We talked a lot about my artwork, process, and what inspires me to draw.  I had a lot of fun going over some of my pieces in depth with them.   

Be sure to check out the other videos by :iconcutieartcrusaders:.  These guys do a fantastic job reviewing artwork and providing lots of great tips and information to aspiring artists.  I love the amount of time they spend dissecting each piece and taking viewers on a journey through the artist's process.  It's a really great show that helps bring a lot more intimacy between artist and viewer.

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I'll be at BronyCon this weekend! If you're there, come check out my table at #410!

August 1-3 Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Features by TsaoShin

.:Gift Art:. TsaoShin - Rivers by Ollie-C
Super cute Rivers by Ollie-C

Grendel by iheartjapan789
Adorable Grendel by iheartjapan789

-Grendel- by LunarGoesRawr
Sneaky looking little Grendel by LunarGoesRawr

:love: Welcome to the 21st edition of Fractaling!:love:
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !

Gray winter morning. by Kondratij
Arctic Tardis (I wish!) by Sabine62
Muster 341c by Bramvan 3rd eye by sleeplessmonk
Nymphaea Rosea by teundenouden
Mobius - new Area by KPEKEP  Meeting of unintelligent minds by AnnaKirsten

Lilypads by nightmares06

Fractal Daily Deviations for the past week:

Fishy. by CopperColour Glass World: Burning Sun by Crist-JRoger Prismacolor - Pong 075 by GraphicLia Black Rose. by Kondratij Phoenix by maya49m flower  lily by GLO-HE

Go and show these deviants some love! Love in the Air

See you next week! :noes: - C-91