This is MadnessCongratulations to the winners of #GrimGloomTale’s latest contest – the theme was Insanity and you should go and check out all the great entries the group received this time!This is Madness2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The First Place
However that may be, the first place went to
El Sonambulo by *Asfodelo.
You like dark and gloomy art? You better have a look at his gallery then:
The Second Place
With a great realization of Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea,
Sleep Deprivation by *erinclaireb, achieved the second place.
More imaginative illustrations can be found in her gallery:
The Third Place
went to a pretty twisted version of Snow White:
"Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2012 v.08"Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2012 v.086 months ago in Personal More Like This
#Traditional-Art-Only is proud to present our special feature series, "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"
We'll be featuring one special member of our group, beginning with our top gallery contributors.
Drum roll, please......I'd like to introduce to you one of our most active members, a fabulous Watercolor artist/illustrator! Our featured artist this issue is *erinclaireb
Astrid, please tell us a little bit about yourself...
Wow, thankyou so much for including me in this, I'm very flattered!
1. Is there a story behind your deviantART name?
No story here, my dA name is sadly quite uncreative, being just my name!
2. What do you like most about dA?
My favourite thing about dA is being able to find so many examples of work I love – if I go to an art gallery I might find one or two, but after a few hours on dA there are hundreds! I also love meeting people, and sharing tips, and the opportunity to get to know people from all
"Distant Musings" painting timelapseA video timelapse of 2 goldfish from my latest painting. Enjoy!"Distant Musings" painting timelapse1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Devious Hunt #3Welcome to the Devious Hunt!Devious Hunt #32 months ago in Interviews More Like This
In this serie of articles you will see two deviants showcased in every issue. But they won't be just any deviants - they will be awesome artists who deserve much much more attention than they got so far, undeappreciated, unknown and promising creators.
In the 3rd Devious Hunt you'll meet :iconerinclaireb: (104 watchers) and :iconmaijasg: (133).
Hello there! Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
*erinclaireb - Hello! I’m Erin, a 26 year old girl from Australia. I just finished my Masters at Uni and am trying to decide what to do with my life… I would love to just find a little cottage on a mountainside and paint, but unfortunately the real world is beckoning!
~MaijaSG - I'm a 23-year-old fashion design student from Finland! My main passion is in illustration though, so I'm not gonna stay in my current 'field' Currently I do technical drawings as a freelancer for a F
The HoundI first read the story "The Hound" by H.P. Lovecraft, when I was a teenager in high school… probably around 1988 or so. What a great little horror story. It was very short, but it had graverobbers, an underground Museum of Death, a cool monster, and some really gory violence. Even on my first reading, "The Hound" made a very strong impression on me. Right then and there, I decided that someday, somehow, I had to draw this story as a comic book. For years this was one of those hopeful, secret "dream projects" brewing in the back of my slimy green brain.The Hound7 months ago in Personal More Like This
23 years later, I finally got my chance.
In 2011 a European publisher (SelfMade Hero) hired me to illustrate a comic book adaptation of "The Hound" for a book called "The H.P. Lovecraft Comic Anthology Volume 2".
SMH hooked me up with Chad Fifer (who is not only a great writer but also the co-host of the excellent "HP Podcraft" show). Chad really understands Lovecraft, and did an amazing job of adapting the original story into an efficie
An Audience with Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell Boris VallejoAn Audience with Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell3 years ago in Chat More Like This
& Julie Bell
For a transcript of the event, please click here!
Born in Lima, Peru, Boris attended the National School of Fine Arts in his native country before immigrating to the United States in 1964. He has since done a great volume of work for the Fantasy field, having worked for virtually every major publishing house with a science fiction/fantasy line. Boris has also illustrated for album covers, video box art and motion picture advertising.
His mastery of oil painting is immediately and abundantly clear to anyone who looks at his work, and his classic sense is as much an homa
Siren Sneak PeeksHey guys!Siren Sneak Peeks1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to post this sneak peek of my latest painting (you can see the sketch here http://pinkparasol.deviantart.com/art/Siren-Sketch-273159033 )
acrylic on paper mounted on wood
ProjectPorkchop Vol188#ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol1885 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Suggested by ~unicornomics
Suggested by ~unicornomics
Suggested by =LittleKirara
Creeping Wednesday #2Creeping Wednesday #210 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's the second Creeping Wednesday feature! This time, the theme is Ophelia, and you can see here some artworks suggested by awesome deviants under the previous article. Remember, I show here only traditional, relatively not so popular pieces to bring them attention they deserve. The next theme is an Owl and I'd love to see what Owl artworks you can suggest!
Creeping Wednesday #1
Tablet PC ThinkPad X201T - Artist's Review [EDIT][go to the bottom for the update to the review! It's all in bold!]Tablet PC ThinkPad X201T - Artist's Review [EDIT]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
GETTING HERE FROM THEREWhile I had planned to get a new laptop for some time to replace my veteran 2007-era MacBook Pro, I antagonized about finding one that looked nice, had good performance, and was an acceptable price. Then, one day I realized, I rarely ever actually use my laptop. My MacBook Pro remained unused for weeks at a time. With a much newer and more powerful Windows 7-based desktop computer in my studio, the only thing my MacBook Pro could give me was lesser performance for generally the same experience [since I still had to use a desk when doing tablet work with it.] I need a laptop for portable work, presentations, and conferences with clients, but I didn't want one just for that purpose and sit around doing nothing in the meantime. So I thought about a game changer -- a Tablet PC.
I researched the Toshiba Portege line, Fujitsu LifeBook line, HP TouchSmart TM2, the ModBook, and the ThinkPad XT line
Internet Freedom Alarm: CISPADespite the official White House Petition to get rid CISPA was successful (witch a logical person would think would mean that they kill the bill) the "Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act" or CISPA is still being pushed thew and will be voted upon by the US House of Representatives as of Wednesday (aka TOMORROW)Internet Freedom Alarm: CISPA1 month ago in Personal More Like This
A link to were you can email these people can be found at: http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/CISPA_IBM/?akid=2122.1973783.0Jyqgk&rd=1&t=1
Please do so. We cannot let them vote this bill into law as if it's passed it could be just as bad then if SOPA passed!
some other petition against CISPA can be found below:
http://www.saveyourprivacypolicy.org/ http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/veto_cispa/?akid=2062.1973783.ECfDVo&rd=1&t=2 http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7583 https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/at-t-and-verizon-say-no-to-cispa http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_cispa/
UPDATE: New petition found: http://cispapetition.org/
Update 2: New petitio
AVALON graphic novel projectI will be illustrating a graphic novel, a truly great and dark story written by the harrow brothers, Please feel free to check out our FB page for upcoming updates and releases on this cool project.AVALON graphic novel project3 months ago in Personal More Like This
i can guarantee you , there has been no such thing like this before
Another speedpaintingContinuation of latest speed painting.Another speedpainting4 months ago in Personal More Like This
This one took me 52 mins
Here's link to video:
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FEATURES AND ARTIST OF THE WEEK #13 Interview XIII - :iconnaikki: (english / french) here:FEATURES AND ARTIST OF THE WEEK #131 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Choix du public / Public's choice in the fortress' contest:
PHOTOS OF THE MONTH
After the vote, perfect equality between
:iconnataliadrepina: and :iconlorelyne:
Deep and delicate
A great collection of "3 words" senryu
Today a great blue portrait
Très bon texte - court et prenant
8e de la série - je la conseille en entier
Un peu de fraîcheu
FEATURES AND ARTIST OF THE WEEK #5PHOTO OF THE MONTHFEATURES AND ARTIST OF THE WEEK #53 months ago in Art Features More Like This
April by :iconchristine-muraton:
:iconhalcyonshores: :iconthelunalily: :icondisrhythmic:
:iconmarkavgust: :iconiomasaty: :iconestruda:
FRANCO (avec un invité spécial ^^)
:iconptitjo: :iconkojiana: :icondragonschest:
- some fantastic haikus : japanese ideograms / phonetic / english translation.
short and strong
:icon666bruno: :iconvoiceless-song: :icondelice1941:
ARTIST OF THE WEEK
Coming from France, a very t
Concours Kamifrenchcreation [EDIT] ONLYConcours Kamifrenchcreation [EDIT]7 months ago in Personal More Like This
(en attendant d'avoir un skin Kami FC... J'utiliserai celui la )
CONCOURS D'AUTOMNE 2012
Salut amis français !
Il y a peu le groupe :iconkamifrenchcreation: organisait un concours, qui s'est finalement terminé.
Les vainqueurs ont finalement été désignés !
Je rappelle que le thème était d'illustrer/continuer par illustration un court poème sur l'Art.
1ère place : :iconsoso0197: ~soso0197
Avec son dessin "Expressions"
Il a fait l'unanimité dans le jury
2ème place : :iconoctocolombus: =Octocolombus
Avec sa suite de poèmes "Mors Artis"
Vraiment très intéressant aussi, beaucoup de créativité avec seulement des mots
3ème place : :iconle-papillon-57: ~Le-Papillon-57
Avec son dessin "Destination L1"
C'était très intéressant et différent du reste pour arriver jusqu'ici, il est juste dommage que les textes aient été
trop petits pour les lire
Et une mention spé
RESULTATS DEFINITIFS - FINAL RESULTSLes gagnants sont // The winners are :RESULTATS DEFINITIFS - FINAL RESULTS1 month ago in Contests More Like This
*See below the category for the ultimate winner // Le vainqueur toute catégorie est indiqué après les résultats par genre* // ET LISEZ TOUT PARCE QUE LA REDACTION DE CE JOURNAL M'A DEMANDE PLUSIEURS HEURES
Note : 3 entries for 3 places - congrats! However, regarding the number of submissions, I can't give all the points, as I said in the first journal.
First place / Première place :
:iconchampagneplz: :iconchampagneplz: :iconchampagneplz: :iconchampagneplz:
Congratulations Heather! A fantastic blues sonnet I'd like to comment it (a real comment, I mean), but, in regard of my english practice, I don't want to be ridiculous.
FEATURES OF THE WEEK LIT FRANCOFEATURES OF THE WEEK5 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconserenepoet: :iconoctocolombus: :iconthe-mirrorball-man:
:iconobsidian-nightfall: :iconultimateoutlaw: :iconvigilo:
:iconpsychasthenique: :iconnaikki: :icon11thdimensionphoto:
:iconscarlettletters: une maîtrise impeccable du rondelet, forme héritée du rondeau, par l'un des maîtres anglophones sur DA
:iconfigueline: elle revient avec de sublimes abstractions
:iconhalcyonshores: & :iconwordeea: a beautiful collaboration
:iconamanda-graham: a beautiful journal in poetry, russian and english
FEATURES AND ARTIST OF THE WEEK #12 Blue textures cascade downward to the base of the monolithFEATURES AND ARTIST OF THE WEEK #122 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Like brush strokes on a canvas of souls
Two arms reach out a cloak of silent nihil
Revenants untouched by the scythe
They are lost in the dark woods of time
First estimation for the fortress' prompt! See below and vote!!!
I love this
Original and well written
A good winter...
Today a hidden portrait
Daughter of the moon
The battle is lost
En grande forme - un texte surprenant !
Un beau poème, nostalgique.
On the topic of perfectionIf you saw my poll, then you already know that I spilled coffee on my drawing. Because I has a stupid. Then, because that clearly wasn't enough derp for one day, I spilled my waterjug - not on the drawing this time, of course, but on my keyboard. See, if I'd been even a little bit smart, I'd have switched it and spilled the coffee onto the keyboard and the water onto the drawing.On the topic of perfection1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Because, if you're going to spill stuff, you might as well go for maximum damage.
That pretty much killed my enthusiasm for that painting, so now it'll probably be a few more days before I finish and upload it. I've mostly been working on commissions, anyway; I should be able to upload those at some point, too, but not yet. So the next week or two will probably be fairly quiet on my side.
I've got another thing that I'd love to hear your thoughts on, though. I'm not going to go into it here, but I've been thinking more about realism lately, and wondering whether getting a drawing 100% photo-perfect is really t
Featuring Christmas and Winter's Magic!***Featuring Christmas and Winter's Magic!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!
In the midst of my studies I decided to put together this special feature. Some of these works are from my most recent forum thread, encouraging people to post their work. Some I found on #Getwatchers - a place I do encourage you to join; it'd be nice to see some new works! Maybe it's just me but the place is becoming less active... Others are from snooping the newest deviations on the front page. Hope you like!
Traditional Artwork Features:iconSikoian:Traditional Artwork Features2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I messed this up accidently delete everything D;
10 Inspiring Quotes about Art1. As an artist your first loyalty is to your art. Unless this is the case, you're going to be a second-rate artist. "10 Inspiring Quotes about Art4 months ago in Personal More Like This
- Margaret Atwood
2. You must master fundamentals, but you can never do so by watching another man paint."
- Andrew Loomis, Figure Drawing for All it's Worth
3. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely."
- Oscar Wilde
4. The practice of art is not to make a living, It is to make your soul grow."
- Kurt Vonnegut
5. Nothing is original. This is good because humans are forgetful. We need to be told things often and in different ways to remember."
- Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist
6. Only you can give the world your unique viewpoint."
- Neil Gaiman
7. Allow yourself to feel good about your work. Otherwise there is no point to doing it. If you never feel good about it, then you are just torturing yourself and then it is not worth it."
8. Only by struggling courageously against what seem like overwhelming odds can