The problem with having a Journal is, it's like a garden, always reminding you it needs tending.
So it's *finally* time to pull the weeds, and plant a few new things. I want to spotlight a few artists who, IMHO, ought to be on a lot more people's radar, if their Watch list and Page Views are any measure.
OK, there are lots of folks creating interesting images with motion-blur, but Cay69
has some quite original takes on the matter...
There's a depth and texture to these that I find mesmerizing. (Yes, soft and squishy counts as texture.) And the colors are so sweet, I can almost taste them.
One of my absolute dA faves is PolaroidVanGogh
What this guy can do with a few square inches of picture space constantly amazes and delights me. (full-size view is essential!)
His name, while it may seem a bit pretentious, is IMHO well deserved.
Another deviant toiling in relative obscurity is racingspoons
Again, unique images, a *ton* of work, a distinctive, consistent style, yet each piece stands up on its own.
In the case on szellemidezo
, he's rather into the mirror image thing, which I have to say I'm also quite enamored of. Hardly visited at all, and not the sharpest pics (camera phone?), but effective nonetheless.
Can you say "anthropomorphize"? (seriously, is that a word?)
This next one, magdalenawanli
, while she's less "unknown" from a page-view count, I just can't skip an opportunity to give her a plug.
This is a real Artist at work. Her pieces are so finely crafted and display such creativity, I can see why she has so many Watchers. She has such a variety of images, subject, etc., and yet glancing through the thumbnail view of her gallery reveals a somehow-consistent vision to the works. I could Fave practically every piece.
This kind of art is a real inspiration for me to try and always do my best work, and not post whatever the latest piece I was working on just because it's done.
Well, that's it for now. Give the lesser-known artists a visit, a Fave, and Watch!
Of course, all but one still beat *me* in page views