2012 + 1000 Watchers + Some Traditional WizardsHi!
We survived Y2K, Bird flu, crazy cows, 11-S, earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear disasters, global warming, crisis, end of the world few times...
C'mon, 2012... Let's see if you have balls!
I realized that I passed 1000 watchers, that must be a joke! I mean, there are 1000 users that can have interest in whatever I may pump it up, you don't know how grateful I am and how helpful is your support to me.
I want to leave you with some magicians, they have the privilege to own magical pencils, erasers, tortillions, paintbrushes, sheets, canvas... and hands. Maybe some are a bit crazy, but support them!
Swan Repose - Watercolor Study by NambrothPeregrine Portrait by Nambroth
Soft Sway 30 x 40 By Robert Hagan by robert-haganBlob on face by FairyARTosm.freeman by krzysztof20d
Derrick Rose by B-AGTBatman Saucy by RobDuenasIn His Hands by nitefise
Sylvia Sidney Commission by IleanaHunterLife in technicolor I by raulrkorange glow by turningshadow
Portrait of a Wolf by jmstudiosTogetherApart Zoom by Sikoian:thumb24
Traditional Artwork AgainThis is a feature for the group :iconthefavouriteshowcase: I wanted this feature to showcase some of the artwork I recently found to be outstanding!Traditional Artwork Again3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Distant by Briscott Julian Richings (Death - Supernatural) by eajna
Lullaby by VahnKira
Time Time Time by NicksPencil :thumb307550879:
:thumb307472325: Water Lilies by PMucks
Candy Beach by bleuie Redhead Girl - Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts
Heat'n dust by cloudmilk
I do hope that everyone enjoys this little feature and comment on it! :icongoldendaplz:
Okay at least some of you have probably noticed that I've chosen artwork created by folks that I consider to be my friends... people I look up to and admire for their talents and various styles in which they create these wonderful works of art. When I'm down and need inspiration all I need do is look at the amazing artwork all around me here on DA!
the favourite showcase - traditional art featurethe favourite showcase - traditional art feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
HOPE by GauravHalbe Sunshine by JustABeautifulDream
Trilogy Of Souls 2 by sentientmaster thirst by szog88 PORTRAIT OF HORSE by blanket86
Ducati Monster by nguyencongdanh :thumb172641878: Wabash by masscreation
Selfportrait by Si3art Undertone VII by greQ111 Saeglopur by phoenix132
Love Flowers by ArtisAllan :thumb309511161: Christina Aguilera by PriscillaW
:thumb324892085: Chameleon by THE-RAttie Little Wonder by Crynyd
Praha by takmaj Lalic by thesvetislav black peony by kosharik69
FAQWhat pencils and supplies do you most often use? (Including coloured pencils )FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For graphite drawings I use a fairly basic set of tools and I do have preferred brands. I mainly use Tombow Mono 100 pencils, Tombow Mono Zero Erasers, Blu-Tack (instead of a kneaded eraser), Tortillions, colour shaper and Tissue if I'm blending. I mainly use a smooth plate finish paper for graphite drawings, my preferred brand is Mellotex, but I also use Winsor and Newton Extra Smooth Bristol board. My essential kit is here http://pbird12.deviantart.com/gallery/30897635#/d5euwgp it's not exhaustive, but it's what I use most of all.
For coloured pencil drawings I use Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Blu-Tack and occasionally a touch of white acrylic for highlights if I've lost them in the colouring process. I like a Hot Pressed Watercolour paper for colour pencil drawings. It's smooth enough to keep everything looking ni
Contest Closed!Contest Closed!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Please read everything carefully and if there's something you don't understand, or you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
An artwork of your animal friend
By an animal friend, I mean your own pet, but it can also be your family pet, family dog for example, as well as some animal you're closely connected to and love very much, like that one special horse of your granddad's you made friends with and love to ride.
Does my animal friend have to be..uhm...alive?
No. I even encourage making an artwork of an animal you loved very much, but unfortunately is no longer with you, for whichever reason. Always wanted to draw your dog you spent so many wonderful years together? Now's a good time.
Introduce us to your animal friend
CPC Member Interviews - Issue #05: *pbird12:iconpbird12:CPC Member Interviews - Issue #05: *pbird124 years ago in Personal More Like This
My name besides pbird12 is Paula McDonald (no Ronald or Old MacDonald jokes, please!). In my head I am 20 years old and will be forever; sadly, in earth years I am a wee bit older than this. I’m 33. I am Scottish and live with my fiancé and two beautiful children. My little boy is 2 and my little girl is 5.
Do you remember when you started drawing? Did something or someone in particular inspire you to pick up your pencils?
"I always drew as a kid and loved Art class at school, but was never able to draw people - I found it very frustrating. When I left school I went to college and studied Graphic Design for 3 years, and I think it turned me against art in general - I hated it! So, I didn't draw for more than 10 years. I started drawing realism when I joined dA, so about 15 months or so ago, and now I can draw people!"
Favourite Showcase Feature IIIFavourite Showcase Feature III4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Hi all! :icontardwaveplz:
Check out these incredible drawings from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
A fotozas orome by tacsitimea Taylor Swift Portrait by Fabryart93 Lady Morgana by ArminiusWillabert Scott by birographic
Commission FINISHED by stef-g Last Hope by Jellyneau Smokin by rahultokas Sad .. by Dodos24
Commission 1 Graphite by Kalgoras Gerard Butler by AmBr0 break your wings by regina6 Johnny Depp by a-nanaz
Angel in Red by FrancescaBaerald :thumb268241262: Girl by danuta50 MY DEEP LOVE by ARTBYTERESA
Emilie Autumn by DDaniela Isaac the Explorer. by dreamarian Coffee stained by bronart A flare of Keira by Sikoian
He said, 'You wanna?'... by Lloydica Life in technicolor I by raulrk Chris Martin. by DeniseEsposito :thumb269386243:
Masquerade by Jilly-anne Hurricane by Ilojleen Ancient South East Asia Warlords by BACHT Makowo by modliszqa
A big thank you to the wonderful
Colour challenge!Are you up for a little challenge?Colour challenge!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you do traditional art, chances are that you're familiar with this phenomenon: the black pencil/paint always runs out quicker than all the other colours. Right? Well, I decided to challenge myself to create a drawing without using the black pencil. And then I decided, hey, I'll just challenge my friends too!
So here's the challenge:
Create a colour drawing or painting using only colours, no black. That means no black pencil/paint, no grey pencils, no charcoal, no graphite, no black paper. And you have to use several different colours, or at least different shades of the same colour; drawing a sketch with only one colour defeats the purpose here.
No rules aside from that. White pencils/paint/chalk etc is allowed, and you can use whatever paper you want as long as it's not black (or really dark grey). It's really a challenge for traditional artists, since it's much harder to eliminate black in digital art, but if you want
Favourite Showcase Feature V Hi All! :icontardglompplz:Favourite Showcase Feature V4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Check out some amazing art from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
Avatar by ayshafaseeh
Sweet and Sour by VahnKira Donar's Whisper by VikingWidunder Wolf 2012 by ZhaoT
Owl 2 by 7-Year-Bytch CHeeeeetah by narufag Venezia by CamillaMalcus
Kids on Piano by sDoost 'Party Animal' - Tea Party 2 by GreyRadian Siesta In Rostock's Eastern Historic District by BarbaraPommerenke Autumn's Glow by eajna
only silence by bohomaz13 Tears and Lace ... SOLD by graemeb Red Wolf Moon by BaiLang
Syrup and kiwi by dh6art Transient by PutItOnPaper Autumn dance by jogijs
The Messenger Goddess in Oil by daveinaz Jade by esayelemay Vivid Dreams and Fragile Machines by Bihni Hummingbirds - Marquetry by amazoncanvas
A big giant thank you to the amazing deviants and groups who art sponsoring this article! :ico
Traditional Art Favorites of 2011!Traditional Art Favorites of 2011!4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Another year is over and it's time for my annual art feature of works submitted in 2011!
This is both my favorite and the most difficult art feature to make. After going through thousands and thousands of works you can imagine how hard it was to pick just some.
Artworks were chosen by different combination of the following "criteria":
general impression • emotion conveying • meaning of the artwork • pure awesomeness • idea/concept • originality • complexity • technique • quality • subject • incredible realism • great style • everything else I forgot to write
Winter Rose by Zindy
FEAR by nimraNude Study IV by IleanaHunterFlight to Wayland by Angelstorm-82
S10 by AmyRobins.:Wonderland:. by IrisBoumanFreedom is a length of rope by SecondGoddess
Children in ArtWide-eyed and innocent, filled with curiosity and wonder, and cute as can be, children have always been a favorite subject of artists.Children in Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some of the most adorable images of children on DeviantArt. Don't forget to visit the artist's page as this is just a sampling of the great work they have to offer. Enjoy!
The child and the ball by Seb-Photos Fun in the sun by AngelasPortraits
Hansel and Gretel by kakao-bean 'Tranquil Moment' Oil on Canvas By Robert Hagan by robert-hagan What mattered once by edlittle
Summerbreeze by BlueAngel271183 Pillow Fight by daschristkind Sunshower Stroll by ChristopherPollari Kai-Lea by dreamarian Paula by iSaBeL-MR February Tale by DominiqueDuong Joshua by DeanSidwellArt
Let's Pray For All The Lost Children ! by annakoutsidou Tired of the Hunt by cheetahspirit
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 23100+ works to enjoy this month.WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 233 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Drapery Study da Vinci by AmBr0:thumb305052689:
Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-BehsamInseparable by SandraHultsvedSutileza femenina y gris by JormanComegatoIn home by JormanComegato
Blue Feathers by TheSlaveQueenElizabeth by artbydarrylJared Leto by Andela1998Benedict Cumberbatch by BloodLexy
Bleeding away by BlacleriaSketch Card : SCARF by blessyo4Asian Beauty by HelenePietAdele by Sierra-la
From the shelter of my mind (Tom Hiddleston) by arthawk87Castiel by TalestrissMini Tom by Pencil-Stencil:thumb317733890:
Lunch Time by sharmz:thumb280601855::thumb315825295:
Respect The Models Sign XXL by KiLLERdjay2k15Windows to the world by BloodLexyDon't Pass Me By by Gyllene
Give Peace A Chance by Just-a-LittleDreamerKaiden Hawke by ErinM31Dante DMC3 pen drawing incomplete version by HoshisamaValmor
To A Heart by Before-I-SleepSunset by Nadine-PotCBald Eagle by little--grasshopper
Your Light by ErinM31:thumb315973066:Zhang Ziyi by Gyllene
Pon de replay by Cindy-R07 - Amelie by PreetikaSharmaSketch Card : HOLMES by blessyo4
Benedict Cumberbatch by SecondGoddessStare death in the eye by acjub:thumb313784897:
Imogen by Sierra-laCM: Mitsuki by TiaVonI want sleeep by YouWillBeSurprised
Song Thrush nestling by YouWillBeSurprisedBlonde Bond _complete by 05emort123Johnny Depp by artbydarryl
It's Play Time!! by Darklight-phoenixStudy by phoenix132Drapery Study Durer by AmBr0
05 - O-Ren Ishii by PreetikaSharma:thumb
Watchers Feature - Special EditionWelcome to a special edition of my weekly watchers feature! I truly appreciate all my watchers, but these particular watchers have been among the most supportive, helpful, and inspirational to me. Here's just a small sampling of their amazing work. I urge you to visit each of their incredible galleries. You will not be disappointed. Thank you all for making my time here on DeviantArt such a wonderful experience.Watchers Feature - Special Edition3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconcloudmilk: Promenade on the beach by cloudmilk End of the night by cloudmilk
:iconeajna: Julian Richings (Death - Supernatural) by eajna Masquerade by eajna Bluebird of Happiness by eajna
:iconJeremyOsborne: Wonderland by JeremyOsborne Twig the Fairy confused by JeremyOsborne Native by JeremyOsborne
:iconbleuie: The Pond of Blessings by bleuie Rejavu by bleuie Candy Beach by bleuie
:iconArielRGH: The Central Science by ArielRGH Pearls and Drops by ArielRGH Eternity (The Cosmic Dance) by ArielRGH
:iconAngelles-LaVeau: The Silver Ghost by Angelles-LaVeau :thumb3
Traditional Art Favorites of 20122011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008Traditional Art Favorites of 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Another year is almost over and it's time for my annual traditional art feature of artworks submitted in the year of 2012!
This is my favorite, the most difficult and the most time consuming art feature to make, as well as the one I'm never really satisfied with: it's a real pain to decide which works to include in this little collection when, just from this small part of the most amazing works dA is filled with you have the luck to find and see each year, you have at least a few hundreds of top
SPNSPN2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gathering the Crows by DavidDebDean W by Bran1313
Castiel by AnnikeAndrewsWinchesters' Laundry Day by Petite-MadameLucifer- Sam by Lasse17
Sam. Watercolor. by LiLenDeath by Puppet-Girl86Mark Sheppard aka Crowley by SpiritusChaos
Jensen Ackles by ekota21 when everything is ok by Roncheg Julian Richings (Death - Supernatural) by eajna
Dr Sexy by rivertem Archangel Gabriel by lawlietsasuke What's French For Twelve? by rivertem
Dean Winchester by AmberJoe JP 2.0 by ellaine on the alert by Blakravell
WNGS- Sam Winchester by ArasirielDoubt by navi1088Dean Winchester by francoclun
Smile 2 by Blakravell
2 Weekly Featured (March 1#)ANIMALS2 Weekly Featured (March 1#)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Curious critter... by Seb-Photos
Twilight by DeviantTeddinepeacock by deoroller
Waiting for spring by plumita1Dangling in Ding Darling by TerribleTer
Ladybird by miirexBag and a Beak by furstripe
You've found me by eajna
LANDSCAPES, FLOWERS AND PLANTS
praia do amado by isischneiderDawn by OlivierAccart
Blue waterfalls by FlashWThe air between us by Morgan-Lou
Autumn Landscape by FreyaPhotosHidden Bridge by stenokeys
They call me Brigitte Bardot by Morgan-Lou
Morning in Drops by John-PeterVENUS by VasiDgallery
Spring Is Coming by Lior-ArtPeace Roses - Oil PAINTING by AstridBruning
HUMAN AND NATURE
Don't leave me... by plumita1
First official Feature in the favourite showcaseDear :iconthefavouriteshowcase: - Members!!First official Feature in the favourite showcase1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am really happy (and to be honest rather proud) to submit my first official feature as a new contributor of this group.
Oh, but before I start the feature, let me loose some words about myself - I know - I love talking very much and it might be annoying, but in that case you can just skip the talking bit - after that I will just comment on the pictures, telling a bit about myself as well, but mainly focusing on the artworks
I am more a casual artist. Originally I come from the auditive arts - jep, I wanted to study music on university, but somehow I ended up becoming a primaryschool teacher Unfortunately the art-teachers at my university are not too helpful in making this wonderful subject a joyful and creative matter Especially in didactics we are (imo) tought how to forfeit delight and joy in visual arts and destroy this natural creativity in the pupils as well - At least this is my opinion. I am aware, that art is a very p
showcase traditional feature: people and portraitsshowcase traditional feature: people and portraits3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Blackout by Eka-Ekatherine Dovile by thedrawinghands
Daria meadow by francoclun a song of the wind by valuing-a-life _Molly's Dream_ by Valentinadhara
Jim Morrison. by DeniseEsposito Sehvet. by SprinkleSprankles When I am down, you pick me up by AstridBruning
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes by Ilojleen Florence Welch by asfolk The Futurist by ISG-Art
Dracula by xw483 Muse. The birth of an idea. by chebot :thumb318810993:
Summer Child by NicksPencil Kate by PMucks :thumb326224784:
Cara by jankolas Eric Bana 3 - Hector - TROY film 2004 by dmkozicka My Love. by dreamarian
Philia by Briscott Imaginary by ascenciokClassic by JeremyOsborne
If you like what you see here please check out our traditional folder, you will find more wonderful artwork there. >> http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/?set=24821743&offset=0
Best of traditional art from WLTA - March 2012Welcome to the 19th monthly Features article from :iconwelovetraditionalart: We are highlighting some very special art added to the group in the last month, as selected by the admins: a bumper 83 beautiful works this month. Remember to the article if you like it and to give the artists some ’s!Best of traditional art from WLTA - March 20124 years ago in Personal More Like This
AVRIL by AngelasPortraits Breaking Dawn by AuroraWienhold Evening Elegance - Tundra Swans by Nambroth The Fields of Midas by GrahamMillar Shimada Mage by Jean-PierreLeclercq :thumb283763093: ...Autumn is falling... by floriaiglenoir Candle by StoryTellerF Mule Deer Country by MorRokko Blue Owl by Miruna-Lavinia GOODNIGHT... by ARTBYTERESA Sitting Toad - Bic Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts :thumb284228222: Macaw by RandomDamage Peacock by Rysownik Angry Tiger by 7-Year-Bytch Playing in the fields by lluvia-estival :thumb285735965: Tara and Pip by Wildkunst Born to run by Anisis Into the Light by ghardegh Selfportrait : Melancholia by NinNin-Niwashi Harmony by LuviiiLove Sunny view by LORETANA Still life 'Tableware' by Ephy-Drow Green Archway - Watercolour pencils by 6re9 Claude Monet - The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil by Keltu Starry Night - Van Gogh by xgalletita Red Field-Black Sky by Sketchbook-Dancer88 . by Plommerie :thu
Weekly Featured (August #1)WILD ANIMALS:Weekly Featured (August #1)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Black Panther. by CarlosMatallanaDiaz
Cold Deception by Jacob-Routzahn.:Hidden Lake Creek:. by RHCheng
FLOWERS AND PLANTS:
Camellia - Oil Painting by AstridBruning
Love And Only Love..."Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing stronger, higher, nothing comprehensive, nothing happier, fuller, better ... in heaven or on earth." - Thomas KempisLove And Only Love...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Grandpas by carloscara Surrender by Anjali25 Wedding by jullia-jullia The Kiss by Rabotnik11811 Lovers in the Field by hyneige Romeo + Juliet by leaair The Phantom of The Opera by Fandias It was a June wedding... by michelleion :thumb145069886: Marriage rites by liengod :thumb180695881: Poisoned tunic by simple-joker Frankly my Dear ... by Gemini58 For Katya by Lizapoly Appropriate... by SerenaVerdeArt No Words Needed by Saimain Passion oil painting on canvas by L.Afremov by Leonidafremov You are my woman by tanya-and-coffee Kiss by reeezzz1 Valentine Milkshake by AnneMarie1986 Blind Love by Eka-Ekatherine Love by irenepk2 The Passion by ryoung I dream of you all the time by naiyaparkash 'Savage...2' by floriaiglenoir Entwined by Muirin007 happy forever by MsLetter Eternity by Katerina-Art All You Need. by dreamarian Tender by JMDvirtuoso :thumb122274142: Je t'aime by BlueAngel271183 Fairytale Kiss Portrait by AthenaTT The Notebook by selling-a-lie future_willing. by Lady2 Two Steps Away by Snapesdream Enter My World by Anna999 :thumb202478183: Claire and West from Heroes by Loga90 :thumb2
The Fantasy Of Spring:icongewalgon-divider1::icongewalgon-divider2::icongewalgon-divider3::icongewalgon-divider4::icongewalgon-divider5:The Fantasy Of Spring2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Lily was dancing with his brothers
wildly balancing in the whispering wind
freely and happily light as a wing
Day 10 by Dekinaaa Remember me by SILENTJUSTICE Frangipani. by dreamarian Girls with flowers by Hevonie Galadriel by jankolas Lorraine by arantzasestayo April by LouSasa Flori de Cires by HikarinoChou Sascha by KanchanCollage :thumb271255510:
But the Rose came, behind a fence garden, floating
pose of dashing petals, dressing the bushy green
for those who chose its thorns, claiming
madamma butterfly by MarceSagittarius reproduction of Rococo style by Lubna-fatiha Flora and Fauna by AuroraWienhold Portrait of a Girl by yanadhyana I Choose Life by Gwendolyn12 . smelling the flowers . by princess-aki Fancy Flowers by LadySybile Charlotte 2 by B-Reka sun princess by subhankar-biswas Days of flowers by laurakashmir Secrets of Spring by JannaFairyArt Portrait - Watercolor by AuroraWienhold the bee keeper by shannoncrees Ladybug Fairy Detail by ChristopherPollari Blossom by Lintsi Earth (Elliot) by ArtemisiaSynchroma :thumb312984
The Three Featured of AugustThe votes have decided that the Three artworks of this Month are:The Three Featured of August3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
by Camilla Malcus
Weekly Featured (November 4#)ANIMALSWeekly Featured (November 4#)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I See You by John-Peter
Arashiyama Kyoto by evenliu
Summer garden pond by TheArt0fMe
Around the bend by PicTd
FLOWERS,PLANTS AND TREES
Autumn's Glow by eajna
Old Man of the Forest by deskridge
Miniature Woodland by StephiPhotography
A Cup of Creativity Challenge!My last challenge (The CCC - The Crayon Creation Challenge) turned out to be a load of fun and produced some unbelievable artworks! I thought it was time to do a new challenge. From the poll, there seem to be plenty of you to take partA Cup of Creativity Challenge!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What's the point?
* For fun
* For the challenge
* To try something new with a non standard medium
* I'll feature everyone on my page for a week with the art from this challenge
* For my favourite piece, I'll give away my coffee creation as a prize (and if it sucks, I'll do you a drawing instead)
What are the rules?
* Paint a portrait using coffee as your medium and nothing else (well, maybe a tiny bit of graphite for your sketch and tiny touches of your choice of white/black medium for highlighting/darkening choice areas, but that's it!) Your art must be at least 90% coffee.
* Paint whoever you like, but it must be a painting that you have put time into; I won't accept halfhearted or obviously rushed entr