dA love for everyone! #45

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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: Keltu :iconkeltu:

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

I am someone who is confident about their beliefs and dreams, and I hope that with hard work, dedication and perseverance I will be able to fulfil my ambitions and realise my dreams.

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

I discovered deviantART around five years ago, when I was just searching the internet about art, and I stumbled across an artist sharing their works on deviantART. I quickly realized that it was the perfect opportunity for me to share my artworks, and to get inspiration from other people as well.

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

I honestly don't know! I think my parents saw that I loved art from an early age, as at the age of seven I was put into an art class, and since then I've never looked back – my love of art has kept on growing!

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

When I'm doing something out of the ordinary, or discovering new things and having new experiences. Then I feel emotions and ideas which I haven't felt before. This could mean meeting new people, going to new places and so on. It doesn't necessarily matter if an experience is good or bad, but the most important thing is that I feel and take some emotion from it, which I can use for inspiration.

Discovering new artists and reading about them is another a source of inspiration. I find it fascinating to go through similar emotions that well known artists experienced when they were creating their artwork. I need time to see my ideas through to completion, and I have to be in the right frame of mind to do this – so being at peace with myself, calm and without any anxieties hanging over me. It usually happens at the time when my life is in some way balanced.

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

That's a difficult question as art plays such an important role in my life. But I think I would be more dedicated to music and playing the guitar, although music is a form of art as well. Music is probably my second love, as it has the same purpose as art. An artist can capture their feelings, realize them, show their work to the world with the same pleasing result to the audience, but at the same time letting the audience go through the same emotions that the artist felt whilst creating that work.

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

It could be Greenwich Park in London. I created it a few years ago while I was going through a difficult time. I had graduated to art school six months beforehand, and after that I wasn't as dedicated to art as I had been. School was exhausting, and I could feel how everything was slowly falling apart. I knew that I had to change something to escape this situation.

In December 2010 I started slowly painting again, but at the same time not really thinking about its outcome. I allowed myself to wander, to be free, and I painted just how I felt, not as things should be - realistic or beautiful. I started to more concentrate on the colours and emotions.

Then, in January 2011, I painted "Greenwich Park in London". I had been sick for days and I had a fever, but something made me to get out of bed and start painting on that day. At the beginning I was feeling terrible, but as I finished the piece, it felt fantastic. That painting captured all the emotion that had built up over the previous few months. I still love the whole look of the painting, how everything is blue and quite dark, but still there are some branches of green and yellow, and as moving to the centre everything becomes less dark, and how the end of road is still bright and out of the darkness.

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

Not really. I'm confident about my art, as long I know it has come from my heart and I have captured the emotions I wanted.

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

Of course! It may be naïve or clichéd to say this, but art has saved me in many ways. It's the most important thing that keeps me going.

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

With regards to painting, I'm especially excited about the direction in which my style is going. I believe if my style is changing and still moving forward, then everything is great. I'm terrified by the idea of doing the same looking paintings for years! So I'm still confident and I look forward to painting each new piece, thinking that it will be my best and most truthful painting so far.

I definitely want to learn more about graphic design, as I always enjoy learning about new concepts, and experimenting with different techniques, as new skills could bring a different dimension to my artwork.

:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?

Never hold yourself back from doing something, because others may not support it. Anyone can do art and everyone's art is unique and one of a kind, success only depends how much work, love and faith you put in it!

Photography Feature

:thumb349533588: Wagon wheel mac and cheese by Apeanutbutterfiend Speicherstadt by Matthias-Haker
:thumb349544190::thumb349510606: imagine by manuelestheim:thumb349543855:

Traditional Feature

Bauhinia by Carnegriff In my eyes by WolfRoad Northern owl by ElizavetaS This Is Me by ctMunirah
:thumb180573394: Tundra Fox by Abuttonpress2Nothing Lady Gaga by titus-studio

Digital Feature

rooftop top view by 0BO Guardian stones by Klontak night city by IgorKieryluk
Angel of Death by R-Valle Lady Death by WhitneyCook What's Up? by DolphyDolphiana kshuna by rabbiteyes

Literature Feature

The Birds of SummerWe danced our dance and drank our wine,
but we never thought the reasons why.
We loved our love and shared our beds,
but we never stopped to check the time.
We sinned our sins but now we pray,
that the birds of summer fly back some day.
:thumb349709686: Blood UniformPondering the system of locks,
That keeps me shut out
Everywhere I go,
I go where every
Lively human goes
To become
To talk and make money
Every ghost gives themselves up,
To cross into an endless day
Every demon comes to possess,
To take control
Most malevolent hour, indeed
Every forlorn father comes to be still and cold,
With a vicing hand on the shoulder
They all leave,
As do I.

Frosted FingertipsBurnt in ice
Minus 9
In ten degrees of cold
Adding to the hardened
Sleek smooth winterscape
Crystals dancing in her hair
Catching and cascading
The wind's frosted fingertips
Reach into the sky
Stroking branches and slapping cheeks
Crunch, crack, crumble
After shoes have left
Footprints behind
Snow and slow and tired and rhyme
Catches in my throat

Mature Content

Always Waiting.Expecting naught from everyone,
Yet everything is expected of me.
"Fix the world, fix yourself,
Leave your hopes upon the shelf,
And join the drones that never think
In the tempting kool-aid drink!
Assimilates the senses
Kills the hopes you've had in store."
I listen ever-waiting for
A world that craves creation
But i'll wait until the fall of nations
Crumbling at my door,
Behind the failing function
Of a mind that makes assumptions
There lies a hopeful heart;
Hopeless romance becomes his art.

Group Feature

dAdvertise is a group in which you can advertise your artworks, contests, groups, commissions etc. Join now and start advertising, it's that simple!

Featured artists

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Beautiful as usual:heart::clap: