A POLL A DAY:iconhello1plz::iconhello2plz:
There are numerous amounts of brilliant traditional art here on dA. Not everyone gets the exposure or the popularity deserved here. As a traditional artist myself, I know the amount of time and effort that goes into creating each and every traditional piece of art. So, can't a group of us traditional artists do a little something for each other and the larger community?Here is a fairly simple idea that a few of us have decided to begin.
A Poll A Day
1.The usage of polls as a way of exposing art
2.Art shall be displayed as thumbs
3.A group of us traditional artists take turns as rotation each day to bring out the under-exposed
4.Creating a special folder in favorites consisting of the deviations that have already been displayed in A Poll A Day previously in each deviants' page
Fake art - why care and what to look forI posted this last week for anyone looking for help to spot fake art. This is not law, if you don't care, feel free to move on. But if you do care that there are fakers out there, then maybe this could be of some use to you too. We have a serial faker on the loose on dA today so it sparked this little lot once more.Fake art - why care and what to look for1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, the questions/scenarios asked are always the same and the responses/justifications are always the same, but give them a minute to sink in before replying and insulting.
(Q1) Why do you care if someone is cheating what does it have to do with you?
(A1) Well, this is a public ART site and if people are submitting art that is not actually what they claim it to be, then they are dishonest. This will annoy some people and not others. If your passionate about your work then the chances are you'll find it insulting to the artistic community as a whole. Additionally, a lot of admins of groups HAVE to deal with fakes as a daily occure
Featuring Graphite-GodsCongratulations to #Graphite-Gods:icongraphite-gods: Rate Here & Comment Here Over All Rating of the Group= 4.76 (33 Votes)Featuring Graphite-Gods1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Go here to read the comments posted about this group
Here are some Random works from :icongraphite-gods:
In front of The Darkness by ~Skippy-sOld Village 2 by *Manu05Fire dancer by *ThubakabraMegan Fox photorealistic by ~petbet1Little Valentine by ~Acacia13The Best of Friends by =sidneyeileenTogether by ~clive64ANTONOW AN2 by ~jjxenonR O A D R U N N E R by ~Angelstorm-82Annnnddd.. Cut. by ~Miss-HyperShadowElegance by ~pastelkathyReflections by ~HackyScottFour Lights by ~Cerzus69Freedom by ~OmNomN0mDroppin' In by ~Brendan65lighthouse by *francoclunOf War And Glory by *MJWilliamI Am the Cosmos by `SRudyThe Dead Zone - Johnny Smith by *Jeanne-LuiBaby Hands by ~AndyBuck
Please check out more art
FEATURE: 2011 Summary of Art memes!Less than a day to 2012! It's time to show our year of art and hope the next one will be even better! Enjoy your fellow deviants' and your own works and improvement achieved in 2011! With your support, I hope this to become my annual art feature.FEATURE: 2011 Summary of Art memes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not even half of people who voted they'll make a meme made one. How very disappointing. Just kidding! But, not to worry, I also picked some great memes by myself making it at least a big feature if not huge.
Disclaimer: I don't answer for any feeling of dizziness after browsing through this feature.
Try not to if possible.
2011 Art Summary by *BooYeh2011 Summary Of Art by ~Menco
2011 Summary Of Art by *silverz7772011 Summary of Art by ~BlkFlamez2011 Summary of Art by *lightrainbow
2011 Summery by *Jenniej922011 Summary of art by ~Lys-AntigoneArt of 2011 by *acjub
2011 Summary by ~Cloud-Strife-KunSummary of Art - 2011 by *OliviasArtwork2011 Art Summary by *Ilojleen
My upcoming contest! + Any prize donations?The "official" journal about the contest will be submitted when the contest starts on Jan 29th. This one's purpose is help with a list of contest prizes.My upcoming contest! + Any prize donations?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THEME: an artwork of your animal friend
A bit of info to get you interested (or not): your pet, your family's pet or simply an animal you're closely connected to and like very much (like that special horse of your granddad's you like very much and love to ride for example), can be any animal, artwork can be b&w, in color, or both, a portrait, full body, you can be creative and original as you want, but your pet should be in focus, you can also enter with artwork of your an animal that isn't alive anymore. Always wanted to draw your dog named Rex with whom you spent so many wonderful years together, but somehow never actually got to finally draw him? Now's a good time.
CATEGORY: Traditional Art only (drawing, painting, mixed media, scratchboard, etc.)
Contest donations needed! Is there anything you want to d
Favourite Showcase Feature V Hi All! :icontardglompplz:Favourite Showcase Feature V2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please this article so more people can see it.
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 *Miss-Misery1313 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 ~SalmaAshraf 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
||The Showcase- STILL LIFE||||The Showcase- STILL LIFE||2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icondeviantartloveplz:Hello my fellow deviants!:icondeviantartloveplz:
The beauty of things that don't move captured in its true essence
Please feel free to this news article so that many more people can enjoy these wonderful deviations!
:iconTheFavouriteShowcase: is a wonderful group that not only showcases some beautiful deviations but also helps in its promotion as well.This week's article is about STILL LIFE.Enjoy!
Love birds by ~siddhartha19Bokehlicious Oreo Shake by ~precious10
You Made Me See by =BlueColoursOfNatureParis, mon amour by *Orwald
Not So Lost Bottle. by ~andokadesboisFly Away by =PerfectPearStudio
Deceptive Deviants.If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.Deceptive Deviants.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a journal I've been meaning to write for a while but I don't know where to begin.
I'm going to list some scenarios that have bothered me and afterwards give a short comment.
Just to be clear:
- This concerns traditional art only.
- I don't disapprove or dislike all of these examples but I want all media and alterations be listed in the artist's notes.
- This is just my pet peeves.
- there are many deviants that I like that use effects.
- I'm not an art-nazi, this is for those who pretend to be something they're not.
ONE LAST UPDATE:
- This does not include correcting scanning and photography quality loss - I have no problem with that.
1. Sepia color overlay.
There are many deviants that change the color of their graphite drawings from black & white to a faded brown in Photoshop. Fundamentally I don't have a problem with that but it should be listed in the media since
Traditional Artists Contest *more or less closed?EDIT:Traditional Artists Contest *more or less closed?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello Traditional Artists
Today was the last day of my commission contest. I'm very thankful to all who have participated for their kindness and good will. I have chosen 3 works to buy as it was my primal intention and soon I'll be contacting the authors so we can agree on the terms of purchase.
I was contacted to extend the contest period, but as you can easily understand, this is not a regular contest: I think that any of you, traditional artists reading this, who have the will to produce a piece accordingly the rules below can contact me any time to show me a WIP or a finished work. If I like the piece, I'll buy it
Also below (scroll down to the end of the article) you can find my favourite works, wonderful pieces, just like I was looking for.
For now I'll remove the references I don't want any more but I'll keep the others available until the end of January 2013, so you are welcome to use them as I'm still commissioning you!
Thank you to all
CPC Member Interviews - Issue #05: *pbird12:iconpbird12:CPC Member Interviews - Issue #05: *pbird122 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!"
Huge Weekly Features! + Contest InfoI'm very sorry the contest winners haven't been announced yet. The thing is, almost all the judges did their job within 24h, which is very soon, and I thought I'd have my winners 1-2 days after the contest closed, but more then a week later there are still 2 judges I'm waiting for. Hope they decide soon.Huge Weekly Features! + Contest Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jessica Alba II by ~LisamariemelinPeter by ~NealMcDannel
Just Me by ~Face-RealityDon't make me cry by =sara-helEdward Norton by ~Seraphi7
Cute and Pretty,James! by ~Seraphi7The Wishing Tree by *Mar-ka'I Hate This Picture!' by =LilaeaBluecoat
Sir Ian Mckellen by ~Seraphi7part.of.me by ~A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-OMy Bloody Valentine by *Zindy
Unity divides - Jared Leto by *arthawk87Division will unite - Jared Leto by *IlojleenCate BLANCHETT by ~Sadness40
Gentle by *eajnaFrozen rose by ~SandraHultsvedBlossom by *escume
What's the Buzz? by ~Face-RealityCalm Before the Storm by ~Face-RealityMust Be Dreaming by *escume
Thea by ~Snow-OwlWeeping Angel by *Katerina-Art
Charlotte and Marlie by `AthenaTTI dream of you by =sara-hel
White on Black by ~Seraphi7Steal my pain by =sara-hel
delicate drop by `night-fateCastiel by ~AmandaTolleson
Guardian by *escumeSnow White's Fall by *Zindy
WIPs on tumblr!Been thinking for months about uploading WIPs, pros and cons of it and where to upload them. I've been asked and I know many people like to see WIPs, so maybe it could give me that little push to not to procrastinate so much and finish my drawings faster, but that's pretty much it. Don't want my gallery/scraps flooded with them, I like to keep the element of surprise for my watchers, what if something goes wrong? + I'm not that comfortable showing something in progress.WIPs on tumblr!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the end, I went for tumblr, to see what's all this fuss about it and as a place to upload WIPs. Sometimes. Without particular consistency or order. Whenever I manage to beat my hate for scanning the same piece more than once. Tumblrers can follow me and the rest will be given links to WIPs in the description after I upload the finished drawing on dA, or can bookmark my tumblr.
Huge Weekly Features!
Black And WhiteMy Premium Membership will end in 2 weeks or maybe 3 if I'm lucky ... and I hope I will make time to write at least 2 more Journal entries until I will no longer be able to use Journal skins ... Sorry I wasn't around that much here lately and didn't reply to your messages and comments, but I felt lazy LOL, so I'm gonna use this Journal entry to say "Thank you" for faving my stock and for watching meBlack And White9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also I am grateful for the points I received in my donation pool
Thank you for using my stock
Fave These Faves That I Have Faved... :Dno, really though.Fave These Faves That I Have Faved... :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
just some recent faves of mine
downey jr and law by ~AnnaZinovievaJake Gyllenhaal by ~scaryfoxShow your true colours by *acjubWarrior - Tom Hardy 2. by *eajnaJames McAvoy by ~LittleCherryMaryMy emotional breakdown. by ~HayleyLVNatalie by ~SnobVOTTear away your grey by *acjubThe Sadness by =HyperionDreamsAngie by ~nguyencongdanhWarrior by ~TheHouseOfVin
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!1 year 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
Mozzzquitozzz...Welcome to a new feature and random ramble!Mozzzquitozzz...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconbluerose1plz:They are eatin me alive!:iconbluerose6plz:
The least the bloody mosquito can do is stop buzzing. Hearing them creates the anticipation of impending itchiness, which makes the whole thing worse ...and another thought - if a mozzie regurgitates the blood from a previous victim into a new one, are you at risk of contracting blood born diseases? Either way, those buzzing bastards must die!
:icontwinkleplz::iconlovegoldplz::icontwinkleplz::icondiamond4girl: is hosting a contest and it is now open!!! Draw Your Animal Friend and win awesome prizes! To learn more about the contest go to: http://diamond4girl.deviantart.com/journal/Your-Animal-Friend-Contest-OPEN-282143429
:icontwinkleplz::iconlovegoldplz::icontwinkleplz::iconzakkiya29: has compiled a stunning floral feature! Please fave and support here: http://zakkiya29.devia
The Crayon Creation Challenge - Winners!!!Thank you so much to everyone who joined in The Crayon Creation Challenge. You all made it such a lot of fun and came up with some AMAZING things with the naughty crayonsThe Crayon Creation Challenge - Winners!!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The voting has taken place and I have to tell you, I had to ask some others to come in and vote, because the voting was so close and so different, that there were ties between two of the places, so more votes were needed to make the decisions!!
Our judges were : :iconilojleen: :icondiamond4girl: :iconanotherjokerfan: :iconjustabeautifuldream: :iconcloudmilk: :iconlilaeabluecoat: :iconacjub: :iconhypdream: :iconpbird12:
Thank you so much to the very generous donators of prizes, thanks to them, this turned more into a little mini contest and some very nice prizes are on the way to the winners!
Goes to :icondreamarian: with
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 Again1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Distant by *Briscott Julian Richings (Death - Supernatural) by *eajna
Lullaby by ~VahnKira
Time Time Time by =NicksPencilArt Maine Coon by *AnnemiekedW
: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!
Talented Artist #3Talented Artist #32 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconamongststars::iconamongststars::iconamongststars::iconamongststars: :iconLilaeaBluecoat: :iconamongststars::iconamongststars::iconamongststars::iconamongststars:
visit :iconLilaeaBluecoat: 's page >>>>>> http://lilaeaBluecoat.deviantart.com/
Visit :iconLilaeaBluecoat: 's gallery >>>>> http://lilaeaBluecoat.deviantart.com/gallery/
Speedy Bird by =LilaeaBluecoat Gwen Stefani: Fierce by =LilaeaBluecoat Madonna by =LilaeaBluecoat Keira Knightley by =LilaeaBluecoat Johnny Depp by =LilaeaBluecoat
Treasures found in The FavouriteShowcase's galleryThese are some of the wonderful traditional (pencil or charcoal) works by talented members of :iconTheFavouriteShowcase:Treasures found in The FavouriteShowcase's gallery2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Be sure to check out this great group full of amazing art and those artists' whole galleries
Hold Me Tight by ~artboltMilla Jovovich by ~Anthony-WoodsHighway Man by ~JustABeautifulDreamAudrey Hepburn 3 by ~MVVRHalf of you_Christina Aguilera by ~Esteljf
Wishing ... by *AngelaHillPortraitsKairit by ~Avogel57Pensive Sharon by *CodinasJessica Alba. by ~dreamarianWarchild by *amberj8
Natalie Portman - Semioriginal by ~Keh-venNewspaper by ~MonicaSousaPearls and Drops by =ArielRGHDavid Beckham by *A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-OCicus by ~tacsitimea
Drifter by ~clive64Dog? by ~MadEmillBob by ~XeNzOHead On by ~xxx-ellie:thumb204382045:
Sully Erna - Sinner's Prayer by *IlojleenWithin the Artist's loving Hand by ~IleinaRosenote by *secrets-of-the-penTime Lines by =NicksPencilArt
Ian Somerhalder by *carmenharadaThe world through my eyes by ~dloraasSee Into My Eyes by ~AmyCornelsonBaby Panda by ~BannanaPower
Floating from a dream by ~dloraasSad .. by ~Dodos24Freckles by ~True-TearsDavid and goliath by ~thunder2165
Drawing of a Little Girl by ~Acacia13Lockwood v.s. Lockwood by ~Surya-D-VesperBlind Love by ~Eka-EkatherineAmy Lee Snow White Queen by ~ZhaoT
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt.16WATCHERS FEATURE! pt.162 years ago in Personal More Like This
Girl with pretty hair by ~Neira7The View Revisited by *AnEnchantedSpirit
Fade to black by *DloriTAKoji Vinyl - Motion Photograph by =BonvalletWhite Horse by ~kiwimuncher
Brad by ~Pooooli-+-One starry night-+- by *TalviEnkeliRebecca Hardwood 04 by `phydeau
Life goes on... by *Elwing-IsilielAutumn 4 by ~TalestrissBarack Obama by *OliviasArtwork
Sight by ~momokomikakookayAnimals and flowers. by *VeIra-girlElina and Xanthe FINAL by =LilaeaBluecoat
shine by ~StefansiderLa Dih.Doh La...More Nutrients by ~RottaCIn stiches by ~sparrowsong83
Husky puppy by *AnkaAI3Arsene Wenger by ~LAEllisHere and There by ~Wiggsly
Dude, that's gay. by ~scaryzwerEternal Love in Stone by ~MyEbOnYeYeSDavid Tennant by ~LoudSkies
everlasting peace by =amethystmoonsong:thumb275554060:Flute by ~KerstinSchroeder
Hrithik by =VishwReptile Eye by ~AliciaMarieCreationsIntoxicated Chapter 1 by =Saiyandudette
Rainbows by ~InkydropsMen Who Hate Women PT cover - pen by ~HoshisamaValmorJensen Ackles as Dean by *IlojleenThe Tudor Rose by ~ISG-Art
II I I II Cover by ~suki90Horse by ~neressiaAndrew Garfield by *bbfan77HP: Ron by ~freshberries
European Goldfinch by ~little--grasshopperTrueMax Team by *AltariorIf only. . . by ~weirneich92
little less conversation by ~RockAllNightI'm no Jesus.. by ~InfernoIngContemplate by =pbird12You Fall in Love. You lose by ~JairoxD
:thumb268444965:Bloodlust by ~Blacleriareflections. by ~briannam7900
Happy New Year 2012 by ~karthik82Invocation by =ArmideHarry Potter by *sam-guentherTamara by ~raindropcatcher
Fakers and LosersA while ago, :iconpbird12: a.k.a Paula wrote an articleFakers and Losers1 year ago in Personal More Like This
which states clear cut facts so as to why the whole issue about someone faking their art creates rage waves through the art community!
The last week has been a riot which ended up in me getting blocked by two deviants here who clearly have something to hide!
I obviously care much less about the fact that there are many artists here on dA who get more famous than others considering the skill work. Some people get lucky and some don't. It's not easy getting known around this site.
But the fact that people would want to fake art to get accolades makes me angrier than ever.
Here are two examples on what happens when you try to confront artists whom you are suspicious about!
Example 1- The "awesome":iconnatmorley:
Now now Bratnorley) , you don't need to get all worked up for a single comment there do you?
You obviously think we are all stupid people here who don't really see what you are doing? The scr
Goose BumpsI just received a comment on my David Lynch drawing. It gave me goose bumps.Goose Bumps7 months ago in Personal More Like This
When people say to me what is the point in creating a portrait when you can take a photo I always smile. Where do I begin, is there any point in attempting to explain, is it worth the effort as you can't change the opinion of ignorant easily.
Your drawing is amazing on it's own, but compare it to the reference and you can understand why people say art is magical and haunting. You have brought the portrait to life. The differences are small but make it more captivating than the original. A photo captures a moment, a single fraction of a second. A piece of art captures your heart and emotion.
Comments like these make the effort and dedication worthwhile....
12 per Day Feature Blog *Special ContributorsHello dear members12 per Day Feature Blog *Special Contributors2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We have reached 1000 (edited - 2000!!!) members :iconsomeconfettiplz: It's time to celebrate, yes?
Every member will be featured here, on this blog. Each day 12 works from 12 members.
Enjoy and please support each other by ing and doing some features too if you can.
:icontardwaveplz: Note: If your Deviant name starts with A, B, C until P or a number (from 0 to 9) and you weren't featured yet on these feature blogs, please let me know so I can visit your gallery.
AREA 5 ATC by =pbird12 waiting for Max by =Cmac13
Gemma Ward by ~anmeher
Twenty under TwentyIt's that time of the week again, when we show off twenty of the most under-appreciated works of art in the club's gallery! This features series is intended to give more exposure to art which deserves it.Twenty under Twenty1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the list of folks who work every week to bring you this feature!
Here's my selection for this week - lots of colour! Enjoy!
Old Memories by ~CGsomnium
Scarlett Johansson by ~willi-kun IVAN KOMARENKO by *blanket86 Fleur-selfportrait by *Chrispastel
memories by ~skullbaby13 Golden Light by ~Cecelia004 redbeauty by ~ykusika
autumn still life by ~thestargazer23 Feelings by ~kowelvain
Make sure you check out all of the past Twenty under Twenty features, and browse around the gallery here: h