dAhub Part II

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And now for Part II of the dAhub features! (If you missed Part I and have no idea what I'm talking about, you can find it here.)

:iconmaximko: Maximko's portraits and pinups have a soft, light quality that contrasts wonderfully with his earlier, darker and edgier works. Hyper-realism is becoming increasingly popular, and his take gives it a softer, gentler edge than some artists. As a bonus, he posts the progress pages for other artists to see how his works develop. 

Tattoo Neko by Maximko   Unicorn Light Elfgirl by Maximko

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:iconvyrosk: Vyrosk is another animal/anthro artist I would have never discovered without dAhub. The focused use of light, saturated color, and attention to detail in their art makes it pop in an eye-startling matter and at the same time draws the viewer in to examine each piece more closely. This gallery is a true treat to browse through. 

'Created to bring Peace ' [FA] by Vyrosk   ' No return for you'  [GA] by Vyrosk

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:iconringoyan: I was completely floored by the level of cute in RingoYan's unique style of chibis. I watch a lot of chibi artists these days, but this gallery really jumped out at me as something special. The abbreviated detail and emphasis on the heads is reminiscent of Funko POP! figures, yet has detailed enough eyes and clothes to still read as bold, attractive figures. If you're a fan of chibis, this is a gallery to see. 

Hikaru Shidou by RingoYan   Deadpoool by RingoYan

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:iconsallynyan: At first glance, I thought Sallynyan was just another generic anime artist, but some instinct (and probably the super-adorable avatar) made me stop and take a closer look at her gallery. I am so glad I did, because I would have been kicking myself if I had missed out! Sallynyan has incredible range, from simple, single-character chibi pictures to fully-detailed illustrations, and every single one of them is a joy of soft, bright color, smooth line, and small but important detail. This gallery is a must-see for anyone who aspires to be an anime-style artist. 

+Z+ Age meme Diala by Sallynyan   +Zanuelle+ Delvis 's Cofee by Sallynyan

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:icondamaimikaz: There is an airy, painterly quality to DamaiMikaz's work that is easy to overlook if you're just scrolling but creates a comfortable, easy atmosphere when you stop and look at her gallery. The expressive, mood-filled art makes careful use of color to enhance the feel of each image and creates an emotional journey through the gallery. As an added bonus, she also includes sketchdumps and other "practice" works to show consistent work and development over time, which encourages other developing artists. 

Lady in Blue by DamaiMikaz   #03 Yellow [ Aiden ] by DamaiMikaz

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:iconperlamarina: Pairing a fantastic skill in illustrating folklore/mythology with a mastery of portraiture has allowed PerlaMarina to create a simply gorgeous gallery of art. A special treat in her gallery is the "twisted fairytales" section, full of illustrations that create a different twist on well-known stories and bring out a level of fear the Brothers Grimm could only have hoped for. Everyone, everyone, needs to see this gallery. 

   Rapunzel by PerlaMarina

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That's the second set of six! However, before I go, I want to throw in a bonus feature: 

:iconquelchii: I found Quelchii's gallery via a click-through, rather than directly from dAhub. Now, my particular love for a certain Norse god aside, I watched Quelchii for her exquisite use of traditional media to create rich portraits of pop culture figures. Despite being referenced directly from existing images, each portrait still retains a sense of her own aesthetics and reflects a level of technical skill that is not as emphasized today as it has been in the past. If you're a fan of traditional media and pop culture, this gallery is worth a look. :heart: 

Loki - King of Asgard by Quelchii   Jon Snow (drawing) by Quelchii

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Maximko's avatar
Wow! Thank you very much for the feature!!! Very honored :)
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You're welcome! I am happy to feature your art! :heart:
PerlaMarina's avatar
 Thanks so much for the feature!:hug:
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RingoYan's avatar
Wow! Thank you so much for such an amazing feature x//3 You're so sweet, I really appreciate it :iconloveloveplz:
IslandheartStudio's avatar
You're welcome! I was glad to feature your work! :heart:
Quelchii's avatar
Awww! Thank you so much for the (bonus) feature! :tighthug:
The first drawing you featured is not directly referenced from an existing picture, by the way. :D Sometimes I try to combine references to create something new, but I admit that I've been a bit lazy and rarely did that in the past weeks/months (and probably upcoming weeks)... ^^; "Particular love for a certain norse god"... I think you'll like my next submission (in a few hours). ;)

 I think dAhub is a good place for advertisement, by the way. Since a few months I use it sometimes (1-2 times a month). :) But just the "fav" section, because then I get more than I paid for (because people tend to fave more than 2 drawings, but they only get points for 2) and I'm featured for a longer time. One time I've tried the watch section, but some people already "unwatched" me after one hour (~20% after 1 week). So I prefer to get watchers in another way (dAhub fav section helps, too), because I don't want to waste points.
Of course I use it to get points as well. I'm pretty picky, so 99% of the time I just give llamas (but once I've seen one of my favourite artists featured in the fav section)...
IslandheartStudio's avatar
You're welcome! I'm glad to feature you. Thanks for the tips on dAhub! I had a good experience the first time through, so I'm thinking of donating once a month or so. :D
Sallynyan's avatar
O-Oh my god, T-Thank you so much for the feature, and for your kind description of my work QAQ (niahahah thank you my dear icon /shoot)
Really, it's made my day, I'm so glad to read someone like what I does, even if it doesn't perfect. Buuuh ;////; :huggle: 
Thanks again, so so so soooo much. 
IslandheartStudio's avatar
You're welcome! I am glad you enjoyed the feedback. Keep up the great work! :heart:
DamaiMikaz's avatar
Thanks for the feature :)
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