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In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.

Introducing elsevilla


Hola, Hector is my name (AKA elsevilla), I'm a comic artist and illustrator from Mexico and I've been a member of DeviantArt for the past 12 years. I have done works for major companies all thanks to the community that spreads the word and cares for my work. I love coffee and peanut butter on bread! I wouldnt be here if it wasnt for my parents and the DeviantArt community, that always keep me focused in right direction. I just want to say thank you guys, for making my dreams come true.

November 2014

Deviousness Award Winner

Hector, better known as elsevilla, is one of DeviantArt's most recognizable artists. A professional, talented individual and long-time deviant, Hector's art has been a standard in the community for years. He is a shining example of a kindred spirit, friendly and welcoming to everyone he encounters, offering tips and resources, and regularly livestreaming his creative process, giving artists of all kind the opportunity to learn.

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Sevilla has always been a huge inspiration not only for being incredibly talented, having worked for big name companies such as Konami, but because despite that, he remains incredibly friendly and helpful, breaking the preconception that "big name" artists don't have the time to engage with the community. He's also always offering a very personal and honest opinion about current topics in his journal, which is always interesting to read. Congratulations Hector! You deserve it!

I don't believe it would be a stretch to say that elsevilla is one of those artists that many are inspired by. His mastery of his medium and attention to the finer details bring each one of his pieces to life in ways that truly captures the viewers attention. His exceptional artwork is definitely worthy of your time!

He was one of the first artists I discovered in the online world of manga and anime. I was a fan of the tv shows and when I discovered I could watch them online, I dedicated my hours to do so, then tried to find the images of the main characters I loved from them. Thats when i found DeviantArt in 2005 and then BooM his amazing art captivated me! I remember I left some comments on them on my old account and he always had the time to reply.  It was just a hobby for him back then Wow!.  I was even more impressed because he was a Mexican artist, I barely find latin americans here as me, so another Star! on my wall for that too. Now I wait every week to the upcoming release of his works to feature them in my groups, hoping to captivate more followers of his works.  I find myself watching his live drawings sessions in his Livestream channel and wow! He knows exactly how to work, fast, he ends up making huge changes in the end and the outcome is even better Love The faces and body shape of his characters is what I love most about them. The colors and expressions in their faces are just incredibly detailed, especially the wicked ones, that are full of attitude and maybe a spicy look in their eyes :D (Big Grin) I am a Lovers/Couples artworks lover, and he has the best ones for me.

elsevilla is a force that genuinely pulls you away from the ground, to the magical heights of the skies and makes you fly into another dimension of art. Hector is a person that tries different concepts from Dragons to octopus to Chin Li Fan Art to the finest manga/anime arts you will see on DeviantART. Hector is really someone who amazes me every single time with his amazing and highly diversified ARTS.


Hector was one of the first deviants I came across that deeply inspired me to become a better artist when I first joined deviantART. The sheer amount of fun details and colors he puts into each of his works never ceases to awe me, and he continues to evolve as an artist over the years. Even at his level of popularity on deviantART, Hector also still takes the time to share his artistic insight with his followers. deviantART is better for having such an amazing individual among its ranks.

I watched elsevilla even before deviantART existed. Hector is an artist that always strives for improvement, switching from traditional to digital and finding his own unique style. He's never afraid to speak his mind and share what he knows. He's always willing to give tips and he's always got great anime recommendations!

Hector's work has always been outstanding, not only for his artwork but what he has contributed to the community. He was already a deviant before I joined deviantART and by the time I decided I wanted to enter this professional art journey, he already had been working on his. 10 years ago, his art blew my mind, and nowadays he keeps being the inspiration for many people. He is a very crazy person with amazing ideas and incredible talent and I hope he continues to be crazy for many more years to come.

When people talk about style and Latin talent, the name Hector Sevilla is one of the first that comes to mind. His style is so recognizable and is one of the first reasons that brought me to DeviantART. It is not necessary to read his name besides an image to know that it is his. As any big artist, his style speaks for him and transforms into his best presentation card, compressing in just one image western culture, oriental expressiveness and Latin sensibility. Is an honor to consider him as a friend and colleague and I'm lucky to be testifing of his growing as an artist - to become one of the greats of today.

Congratulations to elsevilla!

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Celebrating the latest recipient of our Deviousness Award!
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PoetryOD Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Congrats :D
Nyarlathoteb Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
woow un mexicano, eso te da aun mas merito, felicidades! 
Stygma Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations elsevilla! :la:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
scross1026 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
It's about time!!! :la:
Psychopate13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
whaou ^^ fan since the beginning ^^
Daniel-Ramirez Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
muchas felicidades !!!!!
BernardG7 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Artist
Congratulation & Salutation Mr. Hector. I've been following your page for years. You are deserve it.
PeterOchabski Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Good on ya!
micheenlitio Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Que trabajo mas elaboradamente bueno.
colores, brillos, trazo transmites energia en cada una de las ilustraciones que tienes, simplemente maravilloso.
en hora buena.

envidio tu talento pero en buena onda te lo digo eh xD
MarelynMayhem Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Actually it´s because of this guy that I joined Deviantart seven years ago. I´m so glad he´s still and continues to do breathtaking illustrations.
Air-KC Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Congratulation  CONGRATULATIONS elsevilla ! you totally deserve it! you are a great artist and an awesome individual! and someone great to follow and learn from! thanks for sharing your awesome art and everything else with us!
 Happy Clap :clap: Clap 
flavioluccisano Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Felicidades! Saludos desde Argentina!
Kaenjinuchiha Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
totally cool yo!!!
wdnest Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful works.
colorWIRED Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
mistermoster Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Muchisimas feliciteishions por este award, mi buen :iconelsevilla: ! :D
elsevilla Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
muchas gracias.
Xtremme-x2 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Te lo mereces viejo!!! excelente trbajo el que has hecho, me has maravillado muchos veces
Doncreegan26 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student Artist
Sorry for the late reply but congratulations elsvilla on getting the recognition do definitely deserve this spotlight as its long overdue. 
maharvi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations Elsevilla.. 
Myourface Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Beautiful work. So much color.  Inspiring.  Thanks
tyraywilson Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2014
Congrats but can anyone link me to the original artwork that was on the banner linking to this page? please?

Edit: never mind it was on pg 6 of Elsevalla's page.…
kentzyn Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014   General Artist
Clap clap..Congrats
sherilmayantha Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
drndara Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheerz, gratz! 
WdotRowland Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats. But they didn't show your best...
catz537 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I must admit this work is stunning and beautiful, and I absolutely adore the style, I cannot help but be a bit bias. It seems to me, after simply looking at the pieces featured by him in this journal, that a primary reason for this guy's popularity is because of how many half-naked/naked females are in his work. I'm sorry, but I'm real tired of seeing this all over not only our art sites, but the internet in general. Must we continually rely on others' libidos for popularity or attention? Apparently so...Sigh. 
NemesisBlack Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
As much as I understand where you're coming from with your comment, I have to point out some facts. First of all, sex sells. I know that comment has been way over used but it's true. A person does whatever he/she needs to to do market their idea, or themselves. Being mad at human nature is just silly. Sexuality is part of human nature just like breathing and eating.

You also don't need to just look at sexual art today either. Famous artists from the past also had plenty of provocative Art works too. It doesn't mean those very pieces made them. There are a ton of artists on this site and elsewhere who illustrate sexual content, but you don't see them being awarded for that. This person got awarded because they truly mastered their style. It doesn't matter what the content is, it's still good. If I drew a stick figures in provocative poses I wouldn't be chosen even if I had thousands of people fallowing me.

What I'm trying to say is, appreciate the art. Don't judge someone just because they embrace what's already part of human nature. Remember the human body is a work of Art. Just appreciate that, and the talent will speak for itself.
catz537 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I agree that sexuality is a part of human nature, I wasn't, as you say, necessarily "mad" that this is so. What upsets me is how often it is portrayed, especially in the media, that females must be sexual and attractive, must advertise their bodies, must be "perfect," and because of this, they are more often than not portrayed this way in  artwork. A female should always be worth more than her body, and artists should embrace "ugly" females as well as "perfect" ones (I use the terms ugly and perfect in accordance with society's, or the media's, definitions). But this is not the case. And regarding your comment that many other artists, in the past and present, have created artwork including sexuality, but were not chosen to be recognized as this artist was, is irrelevant. Obviously, we cannot reward every single artist as worth of the "Celebrating Deviousness" award, because, duh - it's supposed to be rewarded to one person. The point, here, is that the person who was awarded with it, has an overwhelming amount of artwork involving female sexuality. Thus, my point still stands that it may have had an influence on dA's decision to award this particular artist. That is what infuriates me.  
NemesisBlack Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm sorry but your point doesn't stand. Don't get me wrong, I understand what you're saying about female sexuality being twisted into something that's unrealistic, but that has nothing to do with his skill level. The Artist clearly shows a lot of talent, and mastery in his style. That alone is the reason he won the award. He has other pieces that aren't sexual that are just as good if not better then the sexual illustrations. Based on your logic, he shouldn't have got the award because he had sexual illustrations without taking into consideration the fact that he is actually a master artist. That's not fair to him. What he chooses to illustrate and his skill level shouldn't be intermingled when it comes to judging his skill. 

Your point would make more sense as a whole. Mass media sexualizes everything because it's what man AND woman like to see. It's about what aesthetically pleasing to people. A normal person won't mind it and will know REAL people are not exactly like that. There's no need in getting angry at what essentially would be perfection. Remember that's the popular taste and we can't do anything about that. I'll give you another example. I work with music and run a recording studio, and I hate all pop music. Everyone seems to love it but I think it's a bunch of crap. I can't do anything about it but let things go the way they are and realize everyone has their own tastes. There's no need to get worked up about it. I'd understand if the person had completely no skill and they were chosen only because of their sexual content, but this person wasn't chosen because of that.

One last point I'd like to make is don't worry what others find beautiful. Just be happy with yourself. Everyone is different and the moment people start accepting that and realizing when they're unhealthy and try to fix that for health reasons and not just for looks people as a whole will be a lot happier. 
catz537 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But how do you know that he was only awarded based on his skill level? You said it yourself: over-sexualizing females is a very popular thing, and I just don't know how it wouldn't have had any influence on the decision to award him. I find it hard to believe that the people who chose him didn't think about it at least to some degree; also, haven't you noticed that in the post, all of the art the judges decided to include involves some sort of naked/half naked female? Is that really just a coincidence? I'm sorry, but it does bother me that this sort of thing is popular and that people lose sight of what's really important because of it. I understand that everyone has their own ideas of beauty, but the media basically has the same idea of what beauty is, and the media is a powerful thing... It would be nice if we could eliminate all of those ideas that people have to have perfect looks in order to be worth anything. I don't really want to argue with you; you seem like an intelligent person...I just can't help thinking that sexualization had something to do with the judges choosing him.
IronNarwhal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
It we want to level the playing field we need to accept that bodies unlike elsevilla's women need to be handled differently. People look at those bodies and think, "That's really popular. And most bodies don't look like that. I don't know why, but it needs to stop." And that's it. Is there not much breaking down of artistic preference? I mean, yeah, it's not simple expanding artistic understanding when we're surrounded by a very specific and refined thing, but if we understand why such a thing is so appealing we may learn how to make unpopular stuff more of a norm.

Maybe there's the problem: people aren't exploring this situation with enough curiosity and depth. There's so much to explore like geometry and how we're attracted to it; how primitive preferences affect social ones (i.e. fit bodies to sustain a species); and how we convince ourselves that something is acceptable based on what we see around us. I mean, you see this stuff in the professional field so much because they have it down to science. And when you're competing against decades+ of solid, proven research justifying these trends, there's a lot to think about.


Brain science is cool, by the way.
catz537 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm aware of these things... But my point still stands that this is ridiculous, and we have the power to change this if we try.
notengousername Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
You might want to read the response written on page three. It was written by a staff member. Her name is Moonbeam13. :) (Smile) 
Sorry, bad english.
catz537 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All that Moonbeam13 provided us with is examples of both overly sexualized females AND oversexualized men, which to me only makes the situation worse. Men aren't all perfect either...So, seeing "perfect" men will bring real men's egos down too.
Warstub Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
I agree with you. ...on all counts.
catz537 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
EligoDesign Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
congratulations Hector :)
kangghee Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Impressive.  Go go Hector!!
Rushy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
heyjuliet17 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hip Hip, YAY!congrats
XAnimelovesanX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Briartale Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ogazebub Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, all of these are astonishing ! Amazing work thus far, keep it coming please :D
Firpo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ver good job! Keep it up!
wakboth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Félicitations pour ce superbe travail
gabrieltooth Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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