dA love for everyone! #27

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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: alexandrasalas :iconalexandrasalas:

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

I'm a 20 year old (not too obsessive) fangirl trapped in a 38 year old woman's body. :P

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

Back in 2003, I used to be a regular on the Bulbagarden forums. The Fan Art moderator during that time, who was known as Karate, linked some deviations (back in the days when we had the Indy Art Gallery!) and it looked like a nice place to host your own art and get feedback. I pretty much joined because I wanted to share my Pokémon Fan Art with others. :nerd:

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

I think I've loved art ever since I had the use of reason. I was always scribbling things whenever and wherever I could, including text and storybooks. :P Sadly, art classes in school and high school weren't helpful at all. None of the teachers really helped encourage anyone to pursue an artistic career or at least develop their skills. When the time to decide what I wanted to do after graduating high school came, I thought it would be nice to study advertising. Later on I did a specialty on Graphic Design, but after spending a lot of time on deviantART, I discovered that what I really wanted to do is illustrate and make art for a living.


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

There are many things that inspire me, but mostly other people's amazing art. Music, TV shows and movies are also a big inspiration, as well as nature. To be honest, I don't really think my creativity has hit its maximum at all. I need to work on that.

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

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a biologist... but somehow I don't see myself doing that now, so I guess working as an advertiser.

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

There is a tie between two pieces. The first one is Moonlight Romance:


Mainly because it was my first Daily Deviation and it was a Valentine's Day gift for my husband (then boyfriend). But there's also Daydream:


Coincidentally another Valentine's Day gift for my husband (fiancé back then) and my second Daily Deviation.


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

Too many to list! Hahaha. Mostly, I feel like people don't really like my work all that much? I know it's silly and I shouldn't care much about it though and just continue to improve day by day. I also feel like I'm not up to par to the quality of work I've seen around dA and I have a long way to go to be able to do something really outstanding, but I'm not going to give up.

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

I once said that art is therapy for the soul. Whenever I feel frustrated or sad, I doodle happy things that make me feel better. It's rare to find me drawing any sad scenes or characters.

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

Own a pony and a dolphin! Somehow I doubt I'd be able to buy a dolphin though. :)


:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?

I know this has been said over and over again, but keep practicing! Keep drawing, keep studying other people's art, experiment, dare to go beyond your artistic boundaries! That's the only way to find your path and improve as an artist.


Photography Feature

Goodbye Summer by Kara-a Memory of Grass by ro-mi-go dancer by everythingphoto
Dis-COLORED Leaves by H0LL0W25

Mature Content

Aqua by LisaStockk
Gone Swimming by RS-foto Marie by EmilySoto

Traditional Feature

A80 by kooookooookooookoooo Zen Idea by Caen-N:thumb328597120:
Warsaw streets by GreeGW

Mature Content

Fed by davepalumbo
Twilight 2 by olejny

Digital Feature

The Pacifier by Elderscroller Kaira by sXeven Solemni by Sedeptra New Beginnings by aruarian-dancer
Red Queen v2 by Chemical-Exorcist:thumb328421245: Halloween Witch by JeremiahMorelli:thumb328462191:

Literature Feature

Fun and GamesFun and Games
©NorseDruidess February 23, 2011
This contest of wits and flattery
Back and forth and around we go
Dancing the dance of lovers and friends
Centuries old and well practiced
We dodge and parry like skilled warriors
Caress and grab with discipline
Whether it's in my head or actuality
I could care less which is true
Yet the last serve was mine
And I revel in the secret attention you share
Those deep dark eyes taking in every movement I make
With a sinful brush of lips
The ball is in your court
I wait anxiously for your next move
Because in this match of life
The fun and games we play
Caution is thrown out the window
Despite the slight chance of broken dreams
I don't want it to end.
It's your move, honey
Give me your best shot.
First PerformanceCody shifted uneasily back stage as Angela finished her number on stage. The audience was applauding and whooping as she and Hyde slipped behind the curtain and joined him.
Hyde smiled at him reassuringly and patted him on the shoulder. "You'll do fine."
Cody swallowed and nodded, not really believing the older male. Angela leaned in and kissed him on the cheek.
"Good luck."
Cody's face heated but it was all the push he needed to walk out onto the stage amidst the lights and applauding audience. The clapping ended suddenly as he stood there before them and he had the uneasily feeling of being a deer under scrutiny by a hungry warg. He swallowed and waited for a moment, closing his eyes and looking down at the stage.
"Who's this?"
"New guy I guess."
"What does he do? Just stand there?"
"Maybe he's a mime?"
"Got me."
Cody tuned out the voices and listened, hoping Reedin wouldn't try and mess him up on his first performance. Hyde had assured him that whatever else Reedin might be, he was
Confused DecisionsConfused Decisions
©NorseDruidess February 20, 2011
Why must I be torn
Between being lost in emotions long buried,
And trying to do what's right.
I had been tossed aside—
Left behind long before it was voiced aloud
And all I had was indifference and anger.
Yet I cannot help the way my heart raves
How lightly my stomach flutters
And when our eyes meet
It's as if my world has been rebuilt
Without the nonchalance and pain
But with the peace and want as the glue
Despite all of the confusion within me
I can't help but wonder—
And dare I admit hope—
Do you reflect my emotions?
Or is it all in my head?
I fear the answer
So I dare not admit my musings
But let my writing be my voice.

The WolvesThe wolves frolic in a field of diamonds
Their white-capped tails glowing brilliantly
In the wispy light of dawn
Released, at last, from their starry keep
They trot along the emerald path
Their grinning faces lit by
The slowly-rising bloodstone
The sapphire depths are drained from their basin
Replaced by sweet topaz cream
Dusted with ruby
Enveloped in amethyst
Their noses to the ground, the wolves --
In all their glimmering ebony splendor --
Trace the footsteps of creatures unseen
The slightest hint of what was
Blooms into an unfathomable maze of excitement
And glory
And sparkling curiosity
The gilded hunt begins
As the rythm of their thudding heartbeats drifts through the air
Soft as butterfly wings
Hurtful RecognitionsWhat torturous hearts we have...
           where we fall in "like" .....
                    with those who are already in "love".........
What tempting memories pass under my eyes...
            knowing the truth of reality...
                     but refusing to recognize it....
What a troublesome world we live in....
            when you give and give and never receive what your heart....
Beside HimHis screams
Are silent yet loud
And a beautiful thing
That only I can hear
They feed my dreams fables of blood and sweat
And whisper to me at night while I sleep
I hear them
Yet I don't
And I never know
Whether they are for pain
Or for joy
And when I finally realize that those dreams
Are nightmares
I finish the puzzle
For he has never screamed in pain or joy
But in fear
For I am not beside him…

Group Feature

RoWatch is a group that represents the romanian community on dA; however, everyone can watch and enjoy the awesomeness gathered in its gallery :heart:

Featured artists

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