Watcher Feature 2.0! #16Our first feature goes to the phenomenal: andreareno :iconandreareno:More Like This
Andreareno (Andrea Reno) has been a deviant for three years. He’s an amazing photographer with a fabulous gallery, and all of his shots will take your breath away with their fabulous colors and composition. Be sure to stop by and check his gallery out! Here’s a taste:
Our second feature goes to the fantastic: rocker0996 :iconrocker0996:
Rocker0996 has been on dA for one year. He’s a wonderful photographer who enjoys music, comic books and videogames as well. His gallery is phenomenal, with crisp, beautiful shots that will often times render you speechless. Be sure to check his work out! Here’s a taste:
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Beauty in Darkness by Douxpixart
Total Drama a DJxEva Fanfic Ch.1 by Freelance360 Grojband Between Me and You CH.1 by Freelance360
Spukhaus IV by MorfiouzArt Nocte Animi by MorfiouzArt
Mei Halloween Edition by RaeDesignDA Ink by RaeDesignDA
: general tora : by BastardPrince : namida : by BastardPrince
Sky Goddess by MiaJitaru Beautiful Nightmares by MiaJitaru
The common misconceptionWhen giving workshops last weekend, I was confronted with something at least remarkable.More Like This
I had a random chat with a girl that apparently knew me from DeviantArt. We a friendly conversation about art such. It wasn't that strange, until she concluded her message with.
"It's nice talking to you. I always wanted to know what you were like. You know... since you draw so well"
And I was like... "Huh? What?"
Some people see me as a talented writer or artist, others (including myself) raise the bar even higher.
But regardless of what you see as skilled or not, I don't think there's such a thing as 'them' and 'us' in the art world. It's too small of a world. We're too alike. And I think most of us aren't exactly prone to living a celebrity lifestyle anyway. Bitches & bling don't match well with the usually quiet lifestyle an artist prefers.
When I started doing painting, I looked up to many of the lo
Being happy with your artI've noticed lately, that there's this emotion that leaves people overwhelmed with the massive amount of good art in the community, thinking that they can never become as good or popular as those others. So sad, because skill or popularity in itself shouldn't be the major goal of an art community. I think many people who start out here get so overwhelmed that they forget what it's actually about.More Like This
Many people out here, sign up to DeviantArt (or any internet art community) in order to publish their work on the internet. They've probably looked around for a while already. They saw those amazing artists that had millions of pageviews, and secretly hoped that by putting their art on the internet, they would be able to do the same. To become madly popular -- a community icon.
Well, sorry to burst your bubble; but it's probably not gonna happen. And if it's gonna happen; it's not going to be soon.
According to DeviantArt, the website has over 31 million
EncouragementWhen I started out on DeviantArt, I used to be one of those artists that thought I could never do art properly.More Like This
I'll start saying that I spend most of my childhood getting only little encouragement.
My parents were, like many other parents, convinced that art wasn't that much of a useful skill since it's nearly impossible to earn money with -- and would've liked it if I spend my time doing something more useful instead. At school I was that pathetic kid without friends. Creative, yet very introverted. The one that gets bullied in the schoolyard. Needless to say; it was rare to find people saying something nice about me, and it was even more rare to find someone actually encouraging me.
Back then, I used to believe that I was alone. I initially signed up to DeviantArt to find people with similar interests. But it happened to change my mind along the way. When I came into contact with other artists, I came to realize that there were in fact many people just like me. People th