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True Believers
I've been up to my eyebrows in art, so I only just heard of the passing of Stan "the Man" Lee, of Marvel repute.
Here's a little tribute to a few of the comic greats who have passed.  From left to right:  Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, creators of Superman; Stan himself, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.  Though many dismiss comic books as frivolous, these men each, in their own way, have changed the world, and have inspired countless others.
Gentlemen: thank you for making the world a more "super" place, for defining an art form, and for giving each of us ways to touch the superhuman.
Sve Scraps
Some reference images, for questions about :iconmistresssvedka: 's character's anatomy.
Nothing much to see here, unless you're Sve and I.  :)



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Dear viewers,
Lately, I have found myself fortunate enough to be gaining a lot of attention in the dA community.  I'm not sure if it's because I've been posting more regularly (even when I haven't drawn anything, I've been trying to put up a photo every week or two) or what, but there have been a lot of people noticing my work, faving and making polite and helpful comments.
I find all of this immensely flattering!  As many of you know, it has been my policy so far to visit the gallery of anyone who faves my work, to check out their own submissions, and to offer a personal "thank you."  It's been my way of showing appreciation for the positive input.
Unfortunately, my personal time has been a bit short since 2014, when I took my current day job - and it has severely limited the amount of time I have for leisure.  This has caused me to scrutinize what I do with that time pretty intensively.  With regard to dA, I've noticed that I have been spending more time thanking people and replying to comments than I have on actual art.  As my Watcher base grows, and my work gets viewed more heavily, this trend only increases - and, on many evenings, this means that I don't get around to drawing at all.
I would like to reiterate that I dearly love the dA community, and those of you who watch or visit my gallery have been nothing but wonderful!  If I had all the time in the world (or even an extra four or five hours a week) I would happily go on as I always have, giving each of you the specific thanks that I feel in my heart.   Your critiques fuel my ambition, and your comments stoke the flames of creativity.  For that, I thank you all!
That said, I suspect that most of you would prefer more interesting (I hope) images from my gallery to a bunch of "thank yous" - especially as I try to avoid coming off as spammy, and limit myself to thanking each person a time or two before tapering off.   As such, I'll be focusing more on creation and output in the coming months, and seeing what happens.  I hope that you'll find the result acceptable.

With humble gratitude and continued ambition,
  • Listening to: Gorillaz - Saturnz Barz
  • Reading: Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide
  • Watching: Critical Role
  • Playing: Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition
  • Eating: Chilli cheese poutine
  • Drinking: Tropicana strawberry banana OJ


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blackdidthis Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I have to confess that it was almost like browsing my own gallery with the SO MANY diverse style and techniques as well as subjects!
Though I must admit also that I have whilst writing this still not seen a great amount of what you have done.
Which in it's own: IS a compliment with so much works!

One CAN actually argue that just skimming through the thumbnails would convey a lot of what is produced. But THERE is the magic since the real treat of your gallery and shares lays not only on your deviations: But your comments/descriptions (And even replies on some).
So such I just could not resist leaving off without leaving a note (How ever lesser in quality since English is not the language I am most capable) of my own with appreciation for hosting my visit and making the stay so worth my while.

I shall surely return to read more but sadly for the day: I lack the time to invest on any further reading.

May you always find something to share and even more to write about... for those that spare the time: You are a treat to visit.
Thank you for sharing your world with us!
Djake Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the compliments!  I am always happy to her the opinions of those who have viewed my work.
It's true what you say.  I think of viewing a person's thumbnails as being like viewing a forest from a tall hilltop or from the air.  The landscape has its own beauty and impression.  When one gets lower, and sees each tree or brook or pathway (or, each individual picture, this it's description, comments and replies), it gives a very different impression - one that is a little more intimate with each piece.
I have looked through your gallery as well, and have greatly enjoyed your work.  I especially like the images that appear at first to be a figure study, etc. - but, one closer view, are quite surreal and dream-like.  Your more abstract pieces also carry an almost mystical quality.  I hope you continue to create them for as long as you enjoy doing so.
Thank you for your visit; I look forward to seeing you again - and don't worry about language; your English is certainly better than my Turkish.  :)
blackdidthis Featured By Owner 4 days ago
In more ways than one: My point has been proven :)
I rest my case...

I would have to agree and disagree to a point on what it is you search for. So such sometimes objects seen from as far away as a Nebula can render a fantastic image or such can also a view of the forest.. But it so depends again on what you want to see.
As an example set allow me to give the Butterfly valley that is definitely not rendered in its actual beauty unless you are (Within the season of course) down in it to be able to see the millions of butterflies in between the forestry. That said any close up from any point in a majority of Everest would seem similar though astonishing with the hard climate chiseled rocks. OR an even more extreme example would be the ocean... To how it just starts to look all the same when you are in the middle of it... Barren of the coastlines.

So in that case one would rightfully argue on what the best point of view is.

Though I DO get your point by the way... IT was not really what you had meant. And your defense was definitely more on the intimacy side of thing (Which I would have to agree)... None the less that such a perspective would not compliment what I liked about you so much.
Your posts are more like the bıutterfly valley that is a unique place that you would have to not only dwell into but also read to correctly enjoy.

I have never witnessed you claim to be a literary genius... Most of the time in fact your shares are infested with modesty... None the less your choice of metaphors, selection of words.. And the rhythm you pace your description stories: Is in my view so worth soaring into the lower altitudes to view from a much more intimate angle.
Sadly I fail ability to compliment many members for such values in their deviations... Even though their actual mother tongue seems to be English.

Seems you have just happened to see me again a little too soon :D
And thank you for the compliments on both my scribbles and my linguistic capabilities. I am not at a beginner level in English. But having spent too much time in Dutch and Turkish (Even French.. But I am illiterate on that :'( )... Words fail so massively in what I so wish to get across at times. Even more due to my personal incapabilities.

As for the details that tend to evolve as you zoom in: That has been happening lately on most all my doodles. I usually start off with a small sketch. But in translating it to a so much higher resolution I tend to kinda get carried away in fixing the loss of definition whilst enlarging.
People with observation skills that like yours can mostly even tell how many times I have enlarged an image to the sub-steps of detailing I have gone to.

Of my works here I think the most sub-stepped one would be "Mass Production"... But honestly I am no longer so sure. I work on so many images at the same time that they tend to inter mingle with each other :(

Thank you again for being so special... For simply being yourself :)
HAve a GREAT day!
Djake Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed.  Sometimes it's worth the climb to the top of the hill, just for the beauty of that altered perspective.  :)

Your kind words are appreciated regarding my use of language.  We have a proverb in English:  "A picture is worth 1000 words."  Even those of us with skill in writing often find that words fail to convey what the mind and heart feel regarding art.

I can certainly see the detail work that went into your "Mass Production" image.  Your attention to detail is lovely, and invites the viewer to keep looking closer and closer - even if the overall image feels a bit disturbing.  It's an interesting paradox.
I tend to have the opposite issue.  I focus overmuch on the details - sometimes to the detriment of my overall picture.I think I'm too literal for my own good.  :)

Stay awesome, friend!
SpaceShipEarth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018

Thank you for the :points:

Djake Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course!  I love the contests your group sponsors, and am happy to help support the continuation of the super-groupness.  I just wish I had more to donate.
SpaceShipEarth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
every single :points: helps
eKnick14 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Student General Artist
Hi there! :wave: I just wanted to thank you for joining our group, UnlimitedEverything, and that we hope you have an awesome time with us! We can't wait to see what you post next. Thank you again, and keep up the great work! :)
Djake Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the welcome!  You have an amazing gallery.  I hope your members enjoy my submissions as much as I've enjoyed theirs.
eKnick14 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :dummy: And I'm sure they will! :D
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