Painted Portrait Interview with koyamoriWelcome to Painted Portrait, a new Interview series focusing on traditional artists worth keeping an eye on. Painted Portrait interviews aim to give the community more insight into talented traditional artists and how they came to be successful with their art. Today we are interviewing koyamori.
Thank you for allowing me to interview you, let's start off by having you introduce yourself.
My name is Cynthia, and I mainly use koyamori or maruti-bitamin for online handles.
I live in Toronto and have studied psychology and biology, and am currently attending college for graphic design.
What inspires your illustrations?
Childhood nostalgia and exploration of the unknown are some dominant themes that are great inspirations.
What are your favorite medias to work with and why do you liek them?
My favourite medium for some time is a mix of watercolours and inks.
CR Newsletter: September/October 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter: September/October 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
2. Attacking the Artist
3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. Art History Project
8. News from the Chats and Forums
9. News from the Galleries
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
Over the past few months, we've been diligently working on cleaning up the category tree of old and unused categories. While most of this will go unnoticed by the community, what you will notice is the change from "Miscellaneous" galleries to "Other". The reason for this change is simple. The concept of Miscellaneous leads one to believe that it's a junk drawer category for everything under the sun when the intention was to be an "Other" category for deviations that don't fit well in other sub-categories of the tree. We're also working on u
MovemberAbout MovemberMovember2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to ed
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
This Inspires Me“Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.”This Inspires Me2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
- Vincent van Gogh
Inspiration is, for me, a funny thing. I get inspired more by an emotion or feeling than an actual thought or expression; a lot of my work is created from facts and concepts, but the seed of it always stems from an emotion.
I have a collection of favourites of work which I've found on deviantART which inspires me because their visual evokes a feeling which sparks inspiration in me and drives me to create. You can browse the collection, but I'm going to share some of my favourite selections from it with you now. Hopefully you'll find something which inspires you within.
Wholeness Sounds by limnidesStarry sky by Dream-traveler
And now for something completely different #3Welcome to the third edition of our themed Fan Art features. Our theme this week is "HEROINE", suggested by TommyGK.And now for something completely different #32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Terra Branford - FF6 Dissidia by emmilAlice Madness Returns by garakTOB
fan art of SAILOR MOON by k-BOSEATLA Toph by nargyleZelda in her garden by pronouncedyou
Project Educate: Digital Art Week!Welcome to projecteducate's Digital Art Week!Project Educate: Digital Art Week!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This first week of december will be dedicated to the digital art community, so keep an eye on this space for updates and annoucements. Here is a glimpse of what you'll get to see this week:
3rdMONDAYOpening article (the one you're reading now!)What is SketchMatch? And rules
4thTUESDAYAn introduction to the Digital Art subcategories with
Digital Art Newsletter : JanuaryHi! It's me again.Digital Art Newsletter : January2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here are the current happenings, announcements and stuffs going on related to Digital Art. Turn on your favourite tune, light an aromatic candle, take off your pants and enjoy~
Digitally Delicious on tumblr
I've been sharing Digital Art over tumblr for quite some time by now, what is new is that I totally re-branded the account to match the Digitally Delicious series! So the new address is now:
I might change its design also one of these days ._.
The account is semi-automated now as well, and it will be sharing around 6 deviations daily. Why 6? For a) Focus on quality over quantity and b) Don't spam my followers. I think 6 are enough
This account is part of my goal to give you digital artists more exposure outside DA,
Gaining Exposure To ArtGaining Exposure For Your Own Art:Gaining Exposure To Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Being active on the site is probably the best and most effective way to get yourself and your art seen. Leaving thoughtful comments on others art will often result in them coming to your page to find out more about you and see your art. Being involved and making friends will promt people to focus on you and your art giving you a bit more exposure. Leaving critiques, helping to moderate groups, posting in the forums, or simply chatting it up in the chatrooms. These can all be beneficial in getting you more exposure. Below I'd like to outline some of the wonderful ways, I believe, you can gain extra exposure to your art.
Joining groups which are relevant to your interests and the art which you make can be very helpful in getting your art out there and seen by like minded individuals. The introduction of groups by dA has made it very e
Traditionalists 01Welcome to our first Traditionalists Article where we feature Traditional art news for the community by the community! These articles aim to promote, educate, and bring awareness to various events, projects and or deviants within the Traditional community. Anyone is welcome to add to future articles, please visit our group for further details on how to get involved.Traditionalists 013 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gwendolyn12 Interviews pallanoph
So, why don’t you start this interview presenting yourself to our friends here and telling us a bit about you?
Hello fellow deviants! My name is April Schumacher, and I'm a traditional artist working as a freelance illustrator. Though I grew up in the state of Iowa, I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) to major in illustration, and graduated in May of 2008. I'm still in Minneapolis, alive and kicking.
So, now let’s start the interview for go
Pimps and Whoas - January 17, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - January 17, 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Holiday Card Project 2012 Wrap Up
Introducing Commissions on deviantART
Seniority Announcements January 2013
Site Update Commissions, deviantART Muro brushes
Apparel Collection Monster Talk
All "official" contests will begi
DDs: Suggester's frustrationsWelcome to a new journal in this mini series about Daily Deviations. In the first one I let you know about what I think DDs represent, and then about some of my personal criteria to select them.DDs: Suggester's frustrations3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Now is time to focus on the suggesters. Those amazing (almost always human) beings who take a moment of their lives to go the extra mile when finding an amazing deviation and suggest it for consideration as a Daily Deviation. Ya know? I wouldn't be able to feature so many amazing art on my own! So before anything else, I want to take a moment to thank all the amazing people who suggest. Thank you guys!
As a person who also suggests DDs once in a while, I do understand the frustration suggesters often get. So I would like in this occasion to explain some of the reasons why th
Pimps and Whoas - May 8, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - May 8, 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Pick Your Discount
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
Site Update: Adjustment Tools in deviantART muro
Celebrating Deviousness - May 2013
CR Newsletter March/April 2013
PE: Self Suggesting Daily DeviationsSelf SuggestingPE: Self Suggesting Daily Deviations2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Members are more than welcome to self suggest their own art work for a Daily Deviation, in fact many CVs highly encourage self suggestions. While self suggesting may have been something people frowned upon in the past, this is thankfully no longer the case as we all recognize the need for self promotion in the competitive world of art.
But suggesting my own work is embarassing
There is no shame in trying to get yourself and your work seen. By self suggesting you are merely looking to gain more exposure from a broader audience. Look at it this way, if you're not willing to advertise your own work and get more clients and exposure, who will?
When we CVs receive self suggestions we treat them the same as we would any other suggestion so you can easily treat a self suggestion the same as you would a submission of your art to a group so more users can see the piece. While we do not guarantee that we
Digitally Delicious: Feb. 8thDigitally Delicious: Feb. 8th2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Kwaidan by redredundance
Memento Mori by JenniferHealy
Commission - Layla by naylemonstre
The Searcher by Selenada
Weather Top by Istebrak
Odd Crew day version by Mikeypetrov
Hunt by iya-chen
MtG: Blood Artist by algenpfleger
November 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-upHello all,November 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-up2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As this month is coming to a close, I present you with November's Traditional Art DDs.
Features by deshrubber
Bodies of Attraction by Paul-Ashby YEARS...MANY by Ensomniac She Who Walks Among the Dead by seaspell Shiner II by agnello99 Turn Me to Gold in the Sunlight by VanadiumTaintedBeryl A523T618 THE LAST BEING by live-by-evil Cacophony On A Sunday Night by mssirpercy MEOW! by figuralia Blind Fate by SerenaVerdeArt chaos detail by Vojanik The Scapegoat by HisHalfElf Tooth of Saint Dearborne by heatherjeanskalwold Memories by andrianart Knightmare by revenant-99 CD Shard Dragon by Amon-a-boat
Features by SRaffa
The offering by bottled-mermaid :thumb332284252: :thumb253482186: - that which divides us - by JialingPan Your Suicide by linnyxito Fishermans Wife by scottmclachlan Cold hearted by Rowie-Ann Innocence is Bliss by puppeteer-for-kings Ghost Hunt by theonlybriman47 S.R.B.O.B.A.E.W.T.W.I. by Thegiunta -Coque- Cover by ODRE Mermaid by MaddieTSL Can You See Me? by Dew-Sama field by t-a-t-k-a Newland Street by markhosmer La Serenissima by darkzizanie Violet by jane-beata Koi by janjohanes Fairy Tale Heroines 3:5 by likeOMFGitsJONNY my wings by sinribbon Aphrodite, Adonis and the blood red Anemone by axellie Commission for Synchronizing by weewill :thumb33508
PE DDs: When It's Not Always PositiveWhen DDs Go AwryPE DDs: When It's Not Always Positive3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Daily Deviations, or “DDs,” are frequently held in very high esteem on deviantART. After all, what artist does not want his or her work displayed for more than 20 million viewers to see and admire? The benefits of receiving a DD feature include increased exposure for your work and a day in the spotlight for you as an artist. Many people therefore view DDs as badges of honor, awards that make them proud and validate the time they spend in our community.
Be careful what you wish for!
Don’t get us wrong-- DDs are wonderful for the purposes listed above. But, they can also bring a lot of drama upon the artist, especially if they are controversial.
Let’s talk about some of the sources of this drama.
Some people feel that people who post art-- and especially those whose art is worthy of a Daily Deviation-- should have thick enough skin to accept criticism as well as praise. They argue that criticism is part
Fan Art DD Summary - October 2012:iconj-z-belexes:Fan Art DD Summary - October 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by JZLobo
Features by alexandrasalas
monsters elementary by lilibzkise-kun by ymkwPortal To My Heart by JalbennAssassin's Creed 3 - Connor by betti357Marillo de Oro by pegosho:thumb273714054:Gandalf and the Balrog by gonzalokennyCATCH Love Deadpool "UPDATED" by kylecbastianCave Of The Inferi by DubischThe Seven-color Warrior by HaychelYou can have my everything by fdasuarezDaniel Craig as James Bond by DevonneAmosThor by jedskiJourney by farookyMOTU 27x39 FINAL by TheBeastIsBack
Features by Lyricanna
Remember about Theramore by Yulcha You rain... by Kodomo-no-luna Poppy by YOGISHA IN THE SEWERS by CaziTena AC - Altair by offrecord CN20TH by SakikoAmana Hawkeye by kittrose Shall we dance? by kunoichi-san Phantom Detectives by VerminFu Lights by raemz-desu Totoro's secret glade by Mattiasedstrom We're All Mad Here - The Cheshire Cat by NickyBarkla I'll Decide For You by Alrynnas Lady in Red from Game Ib by AliceYuric CHRONOS by christadaelia TRON: Digital Sea by koponya World End by nako-75 Violet Ash by Zucreelo :thumb332831333: The Three Broomsticks by TwiggyMcBones O Fortuna by Aurasama Assassin's Creed - Naara's Hunt by KimiSz Gabriel- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 by Esther-Sanz King of the Woodland Realm by saramondo :thumb284992006: Pokemon Gijinka: SKITTY by hellcorpceo
October 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-upHello all,October 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-up2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As this month is coming to a close, I present you with October's Traditional Art DDs.
Features by deshrubber
Green Squares by wlkr swan by jennomat Pray by marctist Chryseyelis + Time Lapse by XeNzO 3 friends by SVerykios-Paintings Violet-tailed Sylph by Carcaneloce Varicose by Philliewig Aa Vaere Liten by LinnFeyling A Viking Lady 2 by Ihsahnity last song by ShuShuhome Insignificant Boundaries by Face-Reality Fall colors by AuroraWienhold Frankenstein's Laboratory by stephenburger
Features by SRaffa
:thumb315871762: La serena. by SprinkleSprankles Rhinemaidens by Ninidu The world of fairies by olga-kreuzfahrer Broken Stacy 2007 by los58 Sooyoung by KLSADAKO Tanya the bird by ero-nel :thumb321253264: S.portrait by wwiwa84 Headphones by macarena One by nina-frutos :thumb306983375: untitled by Ragdollar Heady Machinery by VanessaLemen My Dark Spirit by Catalina-Estefan Portrait in Progress by DRDAquila She and Me by atefehaban Fan Bingbing Madame Figaro cover by Pevansy three wishes by monsieur-arlequin Became a Bitter Lie by VotM :thumb333175903: P H O S P H O R O U S by Acoldwar mechanical incubation by vitxy dollytea by foolbot :thumb23976404
Digital Art DD RoundUp - December 2012:iconlaserbeast:Digital Art DD RoundUp - December 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Features by mamiffer
Letiel Commission by KGMomo Column Cyclops by Kimsuyeong81
Rescue gone awry by LawrenceMann Pirates for Hire by Steelgoddess Hognose Snake Caricature by CharReed Day23 by popnbox
Don't Play with Your Food by jermilex Diplo 5 by Huguettepizzic Midnight Snack by ektahx Adventures - This way! by Joelakerman
Monster in a Candy Land by Fitografito Early Bird by TsaoShin The Maiden and the Unicorn by JonathanChanutomo Foxy Express by Spartan0627
:thumb343959816: The Forest Giant by TheEchoDragon The wish by Renegraphics In the forest by AlsaresLynx
Mr. Lunger's Splendiferous Stovepipe by 47ness Sneaking into Camp by daRoz Bird or... by Shai-a
Features by Thiefoworld
Father winter by alexson1 Jaguar by tigon Fall ... by CAHess The Girl With Emerald Eyes by BrookeGillette
Danse avec le soleil by Rozenng Emerald by adlovett frog prince by YolandaBlazquez 30 DAY MONSTER GIRL CHALLENGE Collection Download by Barukurii
Smoking hipsters by Douwe-Dijkstra Luminous and wired by tillieke :thumb
PE Note to Daily DeviationHello all,PE Note to Daily Deviation3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this section of Daily Deviations (DD) PE week I wanted to write about how your suggestions are processed and then turned into DDs, but with a bit more of a focus on the process of how we Community Volunteers (CVs) utilize the note system. I felt it was a place where some common problems arise which may not be talked about all too often resulting in confusion and frustration for both suggesters and CVs.
The Note System
I think many are aware of this but just for the sake of being clear, CVs use the same exact note system as every other user on the site. We do not have any special bells and whistles to organize our notes other than the same tools you all are also given. There is no special tool or program that sorts or does anything special with our DD suggestions for us, it is entirely up to us, how we choose to sort them in our note system.
Let's take a closer look at how the process works, shall we?
August 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-upHello all,August 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-up3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As this month is coming to a close, I present you with August's Traditional Art DDs.
:thumb319934980: OR by RichardLeach :thumb317877216: Shambles by MeganJustine86 New Blue Sky by moldyb K by caldwellart Escape by ebcbrown Jungle spirits by Odomi2 New Zombie by Trapjaw Enlightenment, Oil on canvas, 20x29 by Cefalo Impending Impoundment by bryanhible Undertone X by greQ111 Hands No. 5 by BeanBoo86 MANDALA ASSIMETRICA 1 SERIE GENESIS by LIDIAMARINA Petrie by SquareFrogDesigns R O A D R U N N E R by Angelstorm-82
Ravenna by rivyinrivendell Want to buy some illusions by black-hydrangea Innocence by Dragos-Sulgheru The Little Mermaid by Uuju Neruda Mistral by imaginante naked mind by ako-si-boi The Tattooed Man by mitchellnelson Dreaming by Danghieu centaurus by nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn silent friend by phoebe-johnson :thumb255077963: Deep breathing .. by Ihsane-ch poppy bath. by palechub Breathe No More by PhilipMTraditional Summer by batang-alien Fairy by Astaldo-Fea away, but not enough by leilalilium Yana by EgorMisanthropy Keira Knightley Ballpoint Pen by AngelinaBenedetti under the sea by Kris-Kamikakushi :thumb3181317
Digital Art DD RoundUp - November 2012:iconthiefoworld:Digital Art DD RoundUp - November 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Features by Thiefoworld
Cursed Temple of Goddess of night 3 by lathander1987 Escape the repetition by whiteflyinglizard
Marsh by Jon-Foster Kawaii Kitty Productions by emiliestabell Still Life by zaidoigres Cathedral Knight reworked by GoldenDaniel
COUNTDOWN by Number-toi Parallel Worlds by Avinna Rusty Dust by thunderbulletz Where is the White Rabbit? by zylanthe
Eden by goldcucco The Watchers by Yor-Art Pretty Purple Peaceful Butterfly by Enamorte :thumb332129209:
Autumn Lady by BGorilla healing flowers by ambientdream Dust by CBedford Moon Water by Katherine-Dae
Conquistador by Nigio Prince of Heron and Lady of Badal by ninejear
Features by Moonbeam13
Black Swan by AF-studios Game Over by KalaSketch
DD Suggestions Guidelines
Send me the link or the thumbcode of the deviation you want to suggest via note.
I can only feature from the Digital Art categories
PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the LegendDaily Deviations, or DDs . . . for some deviants, receiving one is the epitome of awesomesauce in the deviantART world. For others, they are a nice way to show off the work of lesser-known artists. Still others treat them as a special way to bring attention to great art that exemplifies works being done by a particular gallery or community.PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the Legend3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Perhaps because there are so many different ways of conceptualizing DDs, there are also many myths and misconceptions. I would like to address some of those myths by responding to the ones most frequently heard. Please note that these opinions are mine and reflect my experiences with the photomanipulation community, but perhaps they will be informative nevertheless.
Myth 1: DDs should always be perfect.
To many of us, the ideal Daily Deviation goes to an artist with amazing talent whose work draws you in and makes you think, "Wow, everyone needs to see this!" A DD should move you, inspire you, and provoke you to think, b