dA love for everyone! #21

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As the title suggests, this news article's goal is to spread the dA love into everyone's heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!


Interviewed artist: DomiSM :icondomism:

:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.

Hmm...I don't really know! I suppose everything that's happened in my life has helped to define who I am, to make me the person I am today. But I think there's so much more to come, who knows what else there will be that will add to my defininition or what might totally re-define me!

:bulletyellow: How did you found out about deviantART and why did you join the community?

I joined dA to be able to comment on a friend's fractal art. After a while he encouraged me to submit some of my own work, which at the time was mostly traditional drawings, so I did. I didn't really discover the 'community' side of dA until I got interested in Vectors, joined some groups, widened my dA horizons, so to speak, and got to know some of the amazing people on dA :D

:bulletyellow: When and how did you discover your passion for art?

I can't really say for sure...I can't remember a time when I didn't love drawing and painting. I remember asking my Opa (my German grandfather), when I was around 7 years old, to help me draw because he was an amazing artist in his own right, and I wanted to draw just like him. When I got to high school I decided I wanted to follow art as a career, not really knowing what direction it was going to take me, but I knew I would enjoy the ride and love wherever I ended up...and I was right :D


:bulletyellow: What inspires you the most and when do you think your creativity is at its maximum?

Music inspires me. People with a strong spirit and a strong will inspire me. Nature inspires me. I don't really know when my creativity is at it's maximum...I have a lot of down time when I don't feel at all creative, then I'll have a creative burst. I've learned not to try and force the creative side of me, but to just let it happen when it happens, at least in my personal art. In my job, I do have to sometimes force myself...I can't tell a client that I'll get back to them when a creative burst decides to surface! :giggle:

:bulletyellow: What do you think you'd be doing if you hadn't chosen this path?

I haven't always worked in the art field...I've done a whole lot of different jobs, from working in fast food restaurants to caring for elderly clients in their own homes, from working with developmentally disabled people to working in a bookshop. I've always done what I needed to do to survive, but I always come back to the art world, and it's definitely where my heart is...art is home :)

:bulletyellow: What do you think it's your most meaningful deviation and what makes it special? Does it have a story behind it?

Probably Amen. When I did this piece I was going through a few difficult things in my life, I felt very lost, and found myself praying quite often. I like the sense of peace and warmth that this made me feel while I was making it... it made me feel a lot better about things.


:bulletyellow: Do you have any insecurities regarding your art?

Doesn't every artist? Every human being? I have so many insecurities it would take me quite a while to list them all! Mostly I guess I just don't see my art as being all that good. I like it...and I like that I've accomplished something when I finish a piece...but compared to other artists I always feel like I'll never be as good as they are. It doesn't stop me though...if anything my insecurities are an encouragement, to always try and do better.

:bulletyellow: Did art ever helped you to deal with your life problems?

Yes, all the time, too many times to mention. I think art has always been an escape for me. When I'm working on something, I block out everything else around me. My boss often has to yell to me to change an ink cartridge or fix a problem with the printer because I don't hear it beeping and I sit right next to it... lol

:bulletyellow: What is the one thing you always wanted to do but never got a chance to?

Hmmm...well I'd like to think I'm still young enough that anything could still happen!


:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?

Have faith in yourself and never give up your passion. Don't let others discourage you or say you're not good enough. If you enjoy what you do, it will show in your work :heart:




Photography Feature


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Flight by JoniNiemela self august 2012 by GretaTu:thumb319578074:



Traditional Feature


Toadstool Nail Art by KayleighOC Dreams by MichyMikolai Okamiden : Chibiterasu by verdantSculpts
Ghost Dragon by ChuckWalton:thumb319522717: Monster Teatime by emperpep girl and the tree by paulee1



Digital Feature


GFT Baba Yaga and Goblin Queen by Elias-Chatzoudis Chronos by Verehin Boltage and Allurea by SBraithwaite Tavio Leanti - Project Antharra by SkavenZverov
Smell of Desire by AskoLiimatainen Paraiso by FerdinandLadera:thumb319534082:



Literature Feature

Cutting Away Bitter ChainsWith my magical pen, I shall
Rewrite dark struggles from history.
I want to change the world,
To rise above fascism, racism and
The many other vices of society.
Most will be eager to see these go,
Amending broken bridges with peace.
Never shall humans need to suffer
In silence for I'll be their speaker.
Courage is what we all deserve,
Another chance to build our future.
Better GoodbyeYesterday is Gone,
Tomorrow has yet to come
Looking into my soul,
It's so hard to see...
I keep looking at the past
Waiting for something I can't get back
You have wasted all this time of mine
Now it's time for a better goodbye
No more holding me back
Letting seconds slip through the cracks
No more tearing away at my soul
Just to leave me feeling hollow
I keep looking at the past
Waiting for something I can't get back
You have waste all this time of mine
Now it's time for a better goodbye
I'm sick of crying in silence,
Blaming only myself for losing you
If you don't know what you threw away
Than you're not worth the time of day
I'm sick of being in love with you
You only keep me on a leash
I'm sick of lying to the one I'm with
When I know it's her that I love
And I know to you I was never good enough
And right now I don't give fuck
It's time for us to separate
Time for me to feel no pain,
Time for me to be letting go
Time for us and a better goodbye.
NewbornThe hour was close to four in the morning, a thick coat of pitch darkness surrounded the bedroom. Molly was fussing in her crib; Liam heaved a heavy sigh and smacked the pillow over his head. She was becoming louder and more frustrated; her father groaned and turned on his back. Liam looked over at his peaceful wife and hesitated to wake her, he nudged her with his elbow. Madeline rubbed her eye and rolled over to her other side. She said one thing to her husband "she's yours until morning" Liam gently kissed her bear shoulder and slinked out of bed to comfort their daughter. Her hands grabbed at the air when she saw her father's face, he grinned warmly at Molly and picked her up. He rested her near the nape of his neck and rested his entire palm on her back; she became quiet in an instant. Gently he rubbed her soft skin and cooed in her ear sweet little words "you're so beautiful, you know that don't you? Just like your mother." Molly held her father's face, they both looked deeply in
WHIRLWINDO God, God of Gods, hear my plea:
Are you listening?
For I need you now more than ever before.
For I am lost, I was found and now have wandered.
Take me high, up into a whirlwind.
Show me all your truths,
let me see the Heavenly Fire,
let me gaze upon your Palaces of Crystal,
let me ascend beyond the clouds.
I wish to be yours,
eternally and forever.
To serve and live,
directly at your feet.
I shall worship and bring worshipers.
I shall teach and raise teachers.
I shall save and make saviors.
God, God of all Gods,
let me see the Heavenly Fire.
Take me high, up so high as a whirlwind in the sky.
August 14Aug. 14.
I still don't know what to say. We established that this world is composed of layers, each one a different form of reality. We have traveled to hell and back for life everlasting, and because we are not there, but observers of that grand land, we can see it semi-clearly. But we cannot observe ourselves. It is simply not natural. That's the problem. We are constanty changing, but always the same. Everything is the same. What was will be in the future and what is now will forever be here. Knowledge, in particular, works this way.
Every thought has already been thought, but several remain unknown. We do not see it because it is not time to see it. The circumstances have not aroused to give it a home. Time, then, is a haven for knowledge, with every second a resting place for another shard. What we perceive as knowledge can hardly encompass what knowledge actually is. This cannot be debated. We will always lack understanding because it has always been within our grasp. We have it,
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Added to #DevNews article collection for posting later today ~ August 10, 2012.