Best of 2012As is normal during this time of the year, I thought I would celebrate some of the best traditional graphite drawings I have seen this year. These are the people who I admire, and those that remain an inspiration to any inspiring pencil artist. They are what I deem to be the glitterati of DA, the royal family of pencil art and those that us mere mortals can only hope emulate in our dreamsBest of 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I do, if you are going to Watch anyone on DA - then watch these, sit back and admire!!
Matt Damon by AmBr0Nicolas Cage by AmBr0
Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark) Iron Man by Makarova17Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark, Iron Man ) by Makarova17Ian Somerhalder by Makarova17
Hope by JonoDryHand Of Gaia by JonoDryMorning by JonoDry
Sherlock Holmes by StanbosAlien by StanbosDiane Kruger - Inglourious Basterds by Stanbos
Girl by FairyARTosAn elderly man by FairyARTosLight by FairyARTos
Gentle by eajnaJulian Richings (Death - Supernatural) by eajnaTom Hardy by eajna
Ian McKELLEN by Sadness40:t
Artist's Toolbox: Pencil, Graphite, CharcoalArtist's Toolbox: Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal
It's Artist's Toolbox again! And it wouldn't be right if we skipped an article representing traditional media For today's topic I picked Pencil, probably the most traditional of them all. Even if you thought you already knew everything there is to know about pencils, give this article a shot, it might surprise you ! Besides pencils, I will describe Graphite sticks and probably my most favorite drawing tool, Charcoal. Final part of this article is a feature of very helpful Tutorials created by your fellow deviants, don't overlook Happy reading!
✎ 1. Pencil
WNC Self-Portrait Contest - The WinnersWe're proud to present the winners of WhoNeedsColour's very first contest!WNC Self-Portrait Contest - The Winners3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The 1st place and a 12 months premium membership goes to disies
The 2nd place and a 6 months premium membership goes to asruldwi
The 3rd place and a 1 month premium membership goes to MarinaCoric
Thank you very much to all participants and congratulations to the winners!
Special feature for anaPhenix:
Someone has hacked her account and deleted her contest entry before the voting began.
So this is kind of a "consolation prize" for you, dear Ana!
Please add this feature to your favorites, if you like it.
It'll help the featured artists to get more re
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
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Drawing Portrait by Dry Brush TechniquePortrait of a Dry brush technique by portrait artist Igor KazarinDrawing Portrait by Dry Brush Technique4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dry brush portrait, it is very beautiful technics of drawing portraits with pleasant effect of perception. The method of drawing a portrait in Dry Brush in which used any oil paint, bristle and synthetics brushes a water colour paper, eraser for make light details in portrait. If you are interested in the materials you can visit this page How to dry brush See my other new videos and portraits on this page Speed drawing videos
For many years I drew portraits from life on the street Russian street artists
If you're a street artist, then maybe you are interested in this
How to make m
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 25WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 253 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Darragh..... by ZaphodX23Gazette - Reita by ichigonekogirl
Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-Behsam2012 United States Election Escutcheon by BuckleyTypographicsCommission: Alaude by Jibari-chanHyozanryu by AlexRose312
Maggy by Jenniej92:thumb297784458:The Wanderer by feainne:thumb287033820:
BLS: Envoy of the Beginning by AlexRose312Leona Lewis by elenouska15Sherlock Holmes by phoenix132Mila Kunis by Cindy-R
Wet by AmBr0Carmen by ChristinaMandySketch Card : NIALL HORAN by blessyo4Victor Creed by SchizophrenicUnicorn
:thumb285864643:In the night by PhaedrisElle Driver (AKA Californian Mountain Snake) by Paul-Shanghai
Deep Trouble WIP by BuckleyTypographicsDaisy by SquirrelGirl15Kaiden Hawke by ErinM31
Some say... by ViviDybowski:thumb329146356:-+-Late evening-+- by TalviEnkeli
Babydoll by xxsensiHigh Tea delights by Darklight-phoenixThe Lost Paradise by feainne
BlueJay by LovelySparrow'Scarlet Used to be an Innocent Girl...' by Aty-S-BehsamQueens Of Metal II by ArtGoldArt
:thumb328840037:Deshi Basara by ISG-ArtIan Somerhalder as Damon II by Ilojleen
Kill Bill (Part 1) by Paul-ShanghaiSketch Card : HOLMES by blessyo4:thumb328188152:
.:Xena:. by ChristinaMandyFlow by rahultokasRobert Cornell Jr by visualwings
:thumb322576814:Black Forest by Darklight-phoenixgive me more by LovelySparrow
-+-Siren's possession-+- by TalviEnkeliNiall by SquirrelGirl15Stranger #57 by SpringzArt
All Of These Dreams by OonaghAncaireBattleW A R R I O R by robdolbsIn the Water by OonaghAncaireBattle
Traditional Art FeatureBefore I get down to business I must tell you what my darling and so funny husband said today. He often gets words a bit wrong, or mixed up, but today he offered me 'a bit of slip and tackle'. We were on a bus at the time and I laughed my head off. For an inappropriate amount of time He'd meant 'slap and tickle'Traditional Art Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There never seems enough time to put together the Features that I desire to do. These days I'm very hard pushed to keep up with just my messages at times! Newsletters and Polls can be hard to get around to reading, and Group Deviation thumbnails pile up - though I always do sift through and view my Friends' submissions... eventually!
But enough about struggle, happy struggle though that is :iconbutterfreeplz: On to the Feature I do hope you enjoy these - all of which (of course!) I think are incredibly amazing!!!
Black & White (or at least relatively so!)
April 2012 IXMedusa II by DenGalindoRobert Downey Jr. as Sherlock by SophieGraceArtDexter by ISG-Art:thumb286278836:Jared Leto by MehdiunkutChris Cornell by fishbone0102Fit girl with open jeans by DrawingsByTonyTomo Milicevic 03 by IlojleenDark Hallway by DrawingsByTonyCeline by alexmatraMarilyn Monroe by 22Zitty22Grapes by AlexMahoneLiam Gallagher by MencoGianna and Dikkie by 22Zitty22Johnny Depp 04 by Ilojleengallop by Aillesegirl in a chair by DrawingsByTonyOld Man by KariatydaBillie Holiday by Nathalief87Eye by Dana-UlamaLake by cheburartTrue Love by Acacia13composition final by OokamiLouga:thumb291843201:Portofino Anchorage by RandySproutmetropolitan by jGospodarekMuse - John Lund by Muse1908J. Lopez drawing by titol87lords_of_time. by Lady2Myself Drawing Us by SlimyYetSatisfyingWhat is Power by ISG-ArtPaul Walker - For Paula by robdolbs:thumb284049355:GrandMa by KariatydaTouch of Your Lips by LinnFeylingThe Hangover by joostus-dominusKuba by tajusdrink my eye by pitschkeLook into my eyes. by Inky-BlackFireTrees at Sunset by Natan-EstivalletStorm by cheburartThe Price We Pay by Wicked-IllusionM.O. by Maurael:thumb286196521:girl in the water by SveraOne day by SveraSharon Stone by MariannaevaInfinitude by NataliSpaletteOh! by Face-RealityThe dreamer by Marianne-Art-Worldthe silent sorrow of solitude by johnnymendoza95My little cousin by narufag:thumb286April 2012 IX3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Promise Part 3 New Sneak Peek!Nickelodeon just released 3 new sneak peek photos of The Promise Part 3The Promise Trilogy: Part 3. Oh, Sokka. You can pre-order the final graphic novel here.The Promise Part 3 New Sneak Peek!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Photography Contest. Silhouette. THIS COMPETITION HAS FINISHED. YOU CAN FIND THE WINNING PHOTOS HERE http://fav.me/d5l1q85Photography Contest. Silhouette.3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey everyone! I decided to finally hold a contest!
All the points I currently have I have won myself through other competitions, so I thought holding a few competitions now and again would be a great way to give back and share the support.
Criteria and Rules:
Theme is: Silhouette.
Art form: PHOTOGRAPHY.
You can edit and manipulate your photos to a reasonable extent, but do not post something that is highly and obviously manipulated.
Max number of entries aloud: TWO, but you can't win more than one prize, I will only select my favourite photo.
Post a link in a note to me or in a comment below with your chosen one or two photos.
I will fav them into this folder http://poppyhunter.deviantart.com/favourites/52244513 , if
CONTEST!: Sweet Dreams or Beautiful Nightmare :)Hey there members! :iconsmileandwaveplz:CONTEST!: Sweet Dreams or Beautiful Nightmare :)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Not much really goes on in this group, so a member suggested that we should have a contest. It's nothing big unless you guys make it that way by entering and donating prizes. :iconimwinkingplz:
Anyways, on with the details.
Theme: Dream vs. Nightmare; pretty much as the title states, this a dream and nightmare contest, so your entry must pertain to dreams or nightmares.
Contest Starts: June 13th (To give time for prizes to be donated)
Contest Ends: July 20th
Judge: Me :iconteenagedreamer: (:
What I Will Judge Your Entry On:
1. If you're going to participate, please comment on this journal saying so, so I may add you to the participants list.
2. Any media is allowed for this contest.
3. Since this is an eye group I would hope that all the entries are eye-related.
4. This is f
Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!!Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase:
...and welcome to the third edition of Sellers-Showcase's Special Newsletter, where we feature a selection of the latest work from our gallery and advertise some of our members who are currently offering commissions. Further on you will also find a selection of our favourite affiliate groups and links to our commission blogs.
So what is all the fuss about Sellers-Showcase? Who are we and what do we do?
In the current economic climate, we know how hard it is for any artist to sell work or gain commissions. Therefore, at Sellers-Showcase we aim to sell people's original traditional art, as well as advertise prints of traditional, digital and photographic work. We also promote artists who are looking to take commissions. We acc
Favourite Showcase Feature VIHi All! :icontardglompplz:Favourite Showcase Feature VI3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Check out some amazing black and white art from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
Sherlock by markstewart
Birdie Bird Bird by Adniv Converse Collection by snammie Zippo Lighter Drawing by caneker
Daniel Day Lewis by MannHau Time Lines by NicksPencil Self Portrait Charcoal by wbmstr Broken Remnants by Louisalings
A peacock's feather by dloraas Blow of life by esTHer-duraes Newspaper by MonicaSousa MGS Peace Walker - Big Boss by BorisKoci
together by vallisse :thumb267430494: Day 46 by secrets-of-the-pen
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Hall Of Fame ( 53 - September 2014 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 53 - September 2014 )8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Calm by AnnaArmona mystical morning by BaxiaArt Cigarette by valkeeja Ruined by Saidge42
Opinions on the fake NatMorleyYes I'm posting a journal as well.Opinions on the fake NatMorley3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is about the ever so famous natmorley
This journal is not really meant as proof of anything, only opinions on the matter.
You may have seen her drawings somewhere on this site, and maybe you are a fan. A good number of pencil artists, me included, believe them all to be utter rubbish. Fake rubbish that is.
Now why on earth would you say such a thing?
Well let's have a look at them, shall we?
First of all they all match the reference 100%. Even tracing won't do that for you. Also the drawing looks to be perfect and smooth underneath, and then she's scribbled on top as I there was no tomorrow. I would say that is a bit curious. Why make a perfect drawing only to ruin it with scribbling?
That's her style you might say. Well lets then look at what she says about her drawings. Oh she uses about 5 hours on a portrait. Trust me, if the drawing is perfect (minus the ugly scribbling on top) then you'd use a LOT more than 5 hours.
Weekly Features! (150+)Weekly Features! (150+)7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Glass of Water by rahultokasGaladriel by Quelchii
Kili by AYURI-327Halloween 2014 by UnidColorTIGTONE beguns! by UnidColor
Guardians Of The Galaxy - Groot by p1xerHalloween 2013 by UnidColorSnow by LipsyKooks
The Garden by LanWuThirteen - 'Happiness?' (5/5) by imorawetzlandscape #39 by Sylar113
Looking Up by LanWuGame of Thrones : Daenerys Targaryen by p1xerOn The Prowl by SakurahKirarah
Mist Valley by UnidColorConstantinople by RadoJavorSolstice by nina-Y
The Secret Garden by nina-YDimlight Forest by FerdinandLaderaGreen Forest by UnidColor
Cyanide by eyedesignInfinity by eyedesignMoments by eyedesign
The.Universe.in.you by Matkraken-Mesmerizing poetry of autumn- by Janek-SedlarLuna by JannaFairyArt
Loki - Puny God (drawing) by QuelchiiIron Man flight test - drawing (video) by marcellobarenghi-When the light came into our kingdom- by Janek-Sedlar
-Autumnal vedas- by Janek-Sedlar-Astral road through the wood- by Janek-SedlarThe Forgotten Tale of Larsa (2) by escume
Panteras by Fuz-Caforio-ArtMechanical Dragon by Carlos-Quevedoeye drawing 6 by hg-art
Interior by UnidColorCute dog pencil drawing by ThubakabraCat by TanyaMusatenko
Lara Croft 2013 by DeadOceansBook Event by naturalshocksPenelope Cruz by ChrisWoottonArt
Mountain Gorilla by HendrikHermansAquamarine ACEO by JannaFairyArtVide Cor Meum by mymelynx
Daughter of Mirkwood by FantaasiatoidabBack to Work by naturalshocksThe Reckoning - Tom Hardy by robdolbs
The end of my diet-drawing by XRlSDaenerys Targaryen by lameartist Eye of the Kaiju - 8/11/13 by Girlgoth
La Flor Perfecta. by mymelynx:thu
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
Introducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer! TweetIntroducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
What is Sta.sh?
What is Sta.sh?
Sta.sh is deviantART's new upload and submitting platform, home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in-between. It provides you with an area to place, organize, and perfect your artistic workings to submit to deviantART and beyond. A suite of features all in one, Sta.sh is here to make your online life a whole lot easier.
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Drag and drop multiple files at one time quickly and easily. Submit immediately to deviantART, or take time to customize or enha
Traditional Art Favorites of 2014! 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008Traditional Art Favorites of 2014!5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A few weeks later than usual, but here I present my 7th annual traditional art feature of artworks submitted in the year of 2014!
I must admit, in the previous years I easily found twice, trice more artworks to feature and this year I have so few. I actually struggled to find a couple of dozen more so the collection is not so drastically smaller compared to previou
A Call to Conversation (9)--:devfuzzyhoser:Welcome to the ninth article focusing on featuring and getting to know the deviants behind the work! This series will be posted every Wednesday. If you have a deviant you'd like to see included, please send TwilightPoetess a note with the subject "Call to Conversation"--make sure to include the deviant's name as well as a reason you think they'd make a good interview subject! Also, feel free to send along a question or two you'd like to have answered by them!A Call to Conversation (9)--:devfuzzyhoser:2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This week's featured deviant is FuzzyHoser!
The lovely FuzzyHoser, otherwise known as Rachel, can be found in the middle of a vast field of words. Friendly and approachable, Rachel strives to bring her love of words to every piece she posts on dA--her distinctive accent only helps put her personality at the forefront. But looking at her dA profile as a new-comer, you might find yourself asking: Who is this mysterious soul? What draws her to a piece or style of writing
a checklist for youdon't write about bones or bone marrow. don't write about constellations, nebulae, galaxies, stars, stardust, or the state of being star-crossed. don't write about dust. don't write about your veins, especially if there is ink in them. don't write about coffee or tea stains. don't call something beautiful. don't call someone darling. don't write about skies and oceans in the same poem. don't write about birds or birdsong or birdcages. don't steal words from languages you don't know. don't write about porcelain. don't write about bruises on wrists or clavicles or ribcages or hipbones. don't write about nerves or heartstrings. don't write about cigarettes. don't write about how you can't fall asleep at night, especially if it's because of caffeine. don't use words like lissome or gossamer or petrichor or mellifluous or scintilla or cerulean. don't name drop mythological figures or chemicals or medications or diseases or disorders or neurotransmitters. don't write about cutting yourself ua checklist for you2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?. Buy prints | Redbubble | Flickr | Last.fm .Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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. Flow photos|Planet photos|Animals photos .
Do you want the truth or something beautiful?
Just close your eyes and make believe
Do you want the truth or something beautiful?
I am happy to decieve you
Secrets, lying, falling veils
I can be who you want me to be
Sacred, lies in, telling tales
I can be who you want me t
The Founder's Favourites - 3rd EditionYou have here another opportunity to win a 3 month sub!The Founder's Favourites - 3rd Edition3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fave this article to enter the draw. More info here http://egil21.deviantart.com/journal/Some-opportunities-to-win-a-3-months-sub-284864653
:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello deviants and art lovers!
This will be a regular feature, published on my (Egil21) Journal and submitted to TheFavouriteShowcase's Journals Folder http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/34209706 as well.
These works are my Favourites from my +devwatch of :icongroupsplz::iconthefavouriteshowcase:.
This is a group for all, where a great team of Contributors tries to expose your work in various ways and where you can certainly find some favourites too.
Please take a moment to see this collection and enjoy
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Journal, July 25, 1839.