Feature for YOUR favourite dA artists! :)EDIT:
more art added!
i asked you guys who 5 of your fave artists were and to give me a thumb from each of their galleries, so this is the result!
names in front of each section are the people who suggested this art
:iconekaterina2: :thumb304082496: :iconhel999: Vault Runner by hel999
:iconcreativeimages: Gulag Price is best Price by CreativeImages :iconlilibombe: Fallout 3 - The Breakdown by lilibombe
:iconmarziiporn: welcome, Apocalypse by marziiporn :iconophelia-overdose: Myth by Ophelia-Overdose
FAQWhat pencils and supplies do you most often use? (Including coloured pencils )FAQ2 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
august feature-an im sorry featureyesterday was a free premium day where every one had pretty much premium membership for a day( i know self explanatory right) as you can see by my page i had added a few new things one being a section that was for permanent features well.. by accident i deleted when i was editing stuff around not remembering i did , only to > tell every one that i featured them> go to sleep> wake up > and have some one who i featured tell me its not there... you dont know how embarrassed i am!!..i'm lol'ing as we speak..... so i figured i matter as well do another BIGGER feature and this time feature a large amount of deviations of those who i had on the permanent feature.. there maybe others but the focus is on them . this feature will stay untill holiday times most likely november ....so there be mature contentaugust feature-an im sorry feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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 for3 years 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
Deceptive Deviants.If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.Deceptive Deviants.2 years 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
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 AmBr0Golden by art-of-amie
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
Favourite Showcase Feature V Hi All! :icontardglompplz:Favourite Showcase Feature V3 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 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 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
Fakers and LosersA while ago, :iconpbird12: a.k.a Paula wrote an articleFakers and Losers3 years 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
Favourite Showcase Feature IV Please this article so more people will see it.Favourite Showcase Feature IV3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hi all! :icontardwaveplz:
Check out these incredible drawings from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
Pink Prayers. by dreamarian Pain Pain Go Away by Vishw
Our little farm by Wulff-Arts Someday by nik-nak999 Home_on_the_hill by Mazhlekov
:thumb273401735: The Cowardly Lion by marmicminipark ADELE - ROLLING IN THE DEEP by Dianah3
:thumb273892817: Shadow hunter-black leopard by clive64 :thumb271571277:
green rooster by bohomaz13 Angel and Demon by hanakoofthejungle Ice Queen by MayumiOgihara
Dewdrop Inn by ChristopherPollari More Precious Than Money by niki426 Lilyxandra by BuffaloChips Cat by shirly90
Broken Beauty. by Annnnnee Serengeti by Coramina Sketchbook 11 by Laurlolz
A big thank you to the wonderful deviants and groups who are sponsoring this article :icontardglompplz:
:iconkelch12: :iconzakkiya29: :iconangelinabenedetti: :iconyoungmoons: :iconrockin
Halloween Hoo Doo Contest!NEW DEADLINEHalloween Hoo Doo Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
New Contest Deadline
The vote for the most popular drawing will be from:
14 November - 17 November
If you don't make the cutoff for the vote you can still enter the contest for the main prizes until
You just won't be part of the voters choice section.
:iconvioletheartplz::iconorangeheart-plz: NOW PRESENTING::iconorangeheart-plz: :iconvioletheartplz:
HALLOWEEN HOO DOO TWO
:iconlovepurpleplz::iconlovegoldplz:Celebrating all that is Halloween.:iconlovegoldplz::iconlovepurpleplz:
THIS IS A TRADITIONAL ART DRAWING CONTEST.
Grab your wand of choice and conjure up anything you can think of that represents this fabulous holiday. From black cats, the full moon, bats, pumpkins, scarecrows, creepy creatures to witches and warlocks.
Big Weekly Features!Big Weekly Features!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
BB Chu by paullung
End of the night by cloudmilkC o n t e m p l a t i o n by Shum-aMountain serenity by AndreeWallin
:thumb252074964:Sadness by sakimichanBlack Sun Detail by DDzim
Sherlock by SecondGoddessAntoni Gaudi's dragon. by dreamarianCommission for Elwood-Edward-Howes by cantieuhy
Crypt scene by Tai-atariWorship Cellar scene by Tai-atari
Fireplace by Tai-atariThe Bridge by Gate-To-Nowhere
i'm here by TurqooseElementary by Sheridan-J
Heath by pbird12Orange Communication by Shum-a
In the Woods... by feainneFragile Peace by MJWilliam
Youthful by Shum-aLife Without A Soul by Nawaf-Alhmeli
Lanterns and the Moon by kerembeyit:thumb268534363:
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!2 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
Halloween Feature!UpdateHalloween Feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I participated in Sketch Fest this weekend. It was so much fun! I haven't posted my sketches on DA but if you like to peek, please visit my Sketch Fest gallery.
Many artworks (originals and prints) are now up for auction in the Monthly Fantasy Art Auctions! Come and join us here https://www.facebook.com/groups/414245595290739/ -- The auction ends on Oct 31 --
Thank you for visiting!
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favourite showcase feature: great traditional artfavourite showcase feature: great traditional art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
MGS4 - Old Snake by BorisKoci Carla Ferreira by artbolt
Jared Leto - Stranger in a strange land by Ilojleen Scarlett Embraced by EverIris deep thoughts behind a face by regina6
Atalanta y Apolo by Tresdiasdegracia Mocha drawing... by titol87 The Mouse Family by Coramina:
Fading into nothing by DaveLopes Jared Leto by A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-O Please no by Briscott
:thumb276271264: Amy Winehouse by DeniseEsposito No More Tears ... Sold by graemeb
Girl with flower by dh6art Dreamer with Doubts by abcartattack Winter by jankolas
A Faery's Child by BriannaAngelakis :thumb276731959: smell of silence by bohomaz13
Hummingbirds - Marquetry by amazoncanvas Red Core by BaiLang Autumn's Glow by eajna
Hope you enjoy the featured artwork and find some faves amongst them!
It would be great if you could fave this article so that more people will see it and enjoy the artwork.
a big thank you goes to :iconpbird12: and :icondreamarian: for sponsoring this article!
Traditional Art Favorites of 2011!Traditional Art Favorites of 2011!3 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
Tutorial: do huge features really fast and easyA Journal „tutorial“ aka „save time and make your dA life easier“.Tutorial: do huge features really fast and easy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just couldn't watch my fellow deviants doing the features the most tiring and time consuming ways anymore, while there is much simpler and really fast way of dealing with big features, as big as the Journal limit allows if necessary, and I will share how. It's up to you if you wanna start using it too.
It's really nothing special, just an incredibly useful method I figured along the way, through my long featuring „career“. Also, maybe it will give motivation to more people to start making features, small or big, and help support their favorite artists, artists who deserve much more recognition and feedback, introduce unknown great artists and their art they found to others, etc.
The „tutorial“ is divided in 2 parts:
1. Featuring artwork collected though Polls/Journals made especially for that
2. Featuring artwork from your Favorites
1. Featuring ar
Weekly Features!Weekly Features!3 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Show your true colours by acjubJake Gyllenhaal by scaryfox
Trackers by andreasrochaTree People Village by ShirajMulla
Blue forest by gypcgSwamp by JJcanvas
Sand In My Shoes by dloraas:thumb279154522:
Blue snow by yangqiCRUSHA Draw-Along by pbird12
An elderly man by FairyARTosChocolate by Saphienna
:thumb273156779:"Bell pepper" by Saphienna
Traditional Art Favorites of 2013!2012 • 2011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008Traditional Art Favorites of 2013!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Another year is almost over and it's time for my 6th annual traditional art feature of artworks submitted in the year of 2013!
This is probably 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: how does one decide which works to include in this little collection when, just from thi
Favourite Showcase Feature IIIFavourite Showcase Feature III3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please this article so more people will see it.
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
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 26 (130+ works)If you like the feature, why not support and promote your fellow artists' (and your own) works featured here by the Journal to help it spread and more people see it.WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 26 (130+ works)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
With every new month of these features, there's more and more great artists and amazing works popping up. Keep on with the awesomeness!
Magical Trio by Jessica17Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-Behsam
Tree by RadishStickRed Fox White Rose - pencil by LisaCrowBurkeSelf Portrait by boogiebear95Lion... by extra97
:thumb334651219:Skin by sinakasrohelineNew Orleans by ErinM31Safe by LoVeras
I Stand Alone - Tom Hiddleston by arthawk87Furtive Lungs by 3rdwheelerWet by AmBr0Sketch Card : SCARF by blessyo4
Natalie Portman by ruan-aIncoming Storm 2012_1022 by PhaedrisEmotion by ruan-a
Sasha resting by PhaedrisEyelash Pit Viper ( Pencil Work ) by enigmatic-freakBIC eye by photonline
Angelina by 3rdwheelerIn Darkness by ruan-a-+-Late evening-+- by TalviEnkeli
Charcoal Portrait Final by LisaCrowBurkeYour Light by ErinM31Oblivion by sinakasroheline
Il Mio Amore, Il Violino by Forty-FathomsJames Bond (AKA Daniel Craig) by Paul-ShanghaiEnola - German Boxer by kornrad
winterID by cloe-patragull by cloe-patraKitty by PhotonLights
Gone for a while + Feature Hi all! :icontardwaveplz:Gone for a while + Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Finals are coming up soon. I have 3 cumulative finals, 3 papers, 1 that tests on the 2nd half of the semester (so 2nd midterm? ), and 1 online test. Why I signed up for 8 classes is beyond me. Good part is, I'll be done with my bachelors degree in August (1 year early).
Anyways, I really have to start studying so I won’t log on to dA for a few weeks. Every time I log on, I'm like "30 minutes only" then I spend a few hours on here. I'm on Thanksgiving break right now, so I might be logging on a few times in the next couple of days but after that I won't log on again until December 16th. Not sure if I'll be able to handle life without dA.
I also decided to do a giant feature. I figured if my profile page is going to remain the same for the next few weeks then it might as well serve a purpose so here’s some amazing art for you to look at and fav! Take your time, it'll be here for a whi
A rant on 'professional' elitismI haven't submitted a journal entry to dA in almost a year. I had art block, and I've been very ill. For like, six months at a time. But I seem to be drawing now. So here I am. Submitting this as a journal instead of news article because I don't particularly want a bazillion people flaming me. I've pieced this together from conversations with people on twitter ( https://twitter.com/crimefish ).A rant on 'professional' elitism3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to bitch about elitism. So here goes.
"I should know, I'm a professional."
Yes. And I should know because I work out of love for my craft, not for money. One is not innately better than the other! I can't count how many times I've seen some bonehead say someone is creating art 'wrong', and justify it with "I should know. I'm a professional." Really? REALLY? Do you know what the word means? At bare minimum, it means someone is dumb enough to pay you to draw. On its own, having professional status does not mean you know any better than I do. Being a professional
Colour challenge!Are you up for a little challenge?Colour challenge!2 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
Watchers Feature #05My dear friends,Watchers Feature #052 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like many artists are doing to thank their watchers, I've decided to do the same.
Here's the principle:
Each of my watchers will be featured on my page for one week (where possible).
The order will be from the oldest to the newest. Nobody will be forgotten.
15 at 25 deviations will be featured at the same time, not more.. what gives you a good visibility.
Hoping that it will make you more famous on DeviantArt,
thanks again for your support!
Jonsu by Henu-Chan Iron Man by christie174
the favourite showcase traditional art featurethe favourite showcase traditional art feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
splash by shadowmarim But why ... ? by AngelasPortraits
:thumb343499919: One ring to rule them all by acjub Cristina Otero by edwfinish
Rose by ShanghaiSarah ALICE COOPER 1972 by Red-Szajn I Chose Me! by ArtGoldArt
why do people dream? by proxi-mity Don't Leave Me Behind by Valentinadhara Punk Nouveau by Si3art
A Magical Moment... by Artsy50 _far away by serenaburroughs Dreamer by MrsButterD
Owlan by Miyu-Tou the light in my hand by szog88 Vision by eajna
BEAUTIFUL DAY by ARTBYTERESA Rabbit Abstract by Alina-Kurbiel Seeing the Lights by louise-rabey
Fishing cat pastels by Sarahharas07 The Pond of Blessings by bleuie :thumb341464344:
If you like what you see here please check out our traditional folder, you will find more amazing artwork there. >> http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/?set=24821743&offset=0