dA love for everyone! #86

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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: dustycrosley :icondustycrosley:

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

I would say I am optimistic to a fault. I know this is a terrible cliche, but my glass is always half full. I do not live with regret or anxiety of the future. I live in the present.

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

I stumbled upon dA in 2005 when I was going to school for Visual Communications. At the time I was studying graphic/web design and was looking online for sources of inspiration that I was quite frankly not getting at the institution I was attending at the time. dA opened my eyes to things I was not even aware of in the digital medium. Most particularly, concept art and matte painting.

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

I have always had a love for sci-fi and fantasy art since a very young age, but honestly it was right around the time I discovered dA in 2005 when the fire was truly lit.

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

The thing that inspires me most is simply the world around me. I can literally get inspired by looking at a set of keys. Sometimes I wonder if I am not just easily entertained ha ha! These days my creativity has to be at a maximum pretty much all the time being a commissioned artist. If I had to pick an actual time of day, it would be early morning.

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

I would be doing some sort of creative endeavor most certainly. Most likely music. If not I would go insane.

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

If I had to pick one, I would say it was a deviation I posted a few years ago called Late October. I love autumn, I love October and yes I love Halloween. The piece was heavily inspired by Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow an all time fave of mine. No real story behind it other then the fact I wanted to capture and evoke the physical senses of that time of year, like the scent of decaying leaves and the smell of the home fires burning in the village, the damp chill in the air.

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

Absolutely 100% yes. Insecurities are what keep you striving to improve your work constantly. If you have no insecurities about your work, you have reached the point of total complacency. That is a really dangerous place to be as an artist in my opinion.

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

Most definitely. I went through a divorce four years ago and it was instrumental in keeping my sanity during all that.

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

Wow that's tough just to name one thing! Something that comes to mind immediately is the chance to study astronomy at length. One of these days... ;)

:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?

I would first like to give a big thanks to my fellow artist here on DA for all the amazing support I have received on this site over the years. Keep working hard on your craft and keep posting here to keep this great community alive. Last but not least... a big THANK YOU to lintu47 for this interview! :D

Photography Feature

:thumb410029684: Bear with me... by xJNFR Amelia by Ryan-Bater
:thumb410575953: Instagram: aleksandra778 by aleksandra88:thumb410227400:

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318 by photoduality

Traditional Feature

Scottish characters by sabin-boykinov Winter by nguyenshishi Cracow by bartlomiejkoter Vespa by lalalandofclouds
:thumb410437813::thumb410532514: White swans by BambangMiyarso

Digital Feature

Mature Content

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS copyright Orlando Arocena 2013 by olo409
Reptile Lord by AlexKonstad Beretta MK1 by sancient Trick or to eat by lalalalack
Devour by Andoledius Evil Tree by CuteReaper Halloween Blues by sabin-boykinov

Literature Feature

:thumb410587600: BelongBelong
    The cold dark of night wrapped around her as she stood at the pier, overlooking the bright lights of the city.  She clutched her umbrella in her cold hands as the rain poured down on her in a fury.  With shoulders slumped in defeat, she stared down at the tips of her shoes.
    She could not bare to raise her head, to see into the heart of the city, her childhood home.  The pain of what she was losing or rather, running away from, would be too great.  If she lifted her weary eyes, she would be forced to look at those illuminating lights, bursting with life and promise.  She could not look, but felt compelled to do so.
    As the rain pelted down in front of her, she could barely make out her church’s steeple from her spot.  Further back she was able to distinguish her high school which reminded her of her childhood friends, who had stood by her through thick and thins.  Sisters of
knees and toeshere is a short list of things i know:
Cody says he hates David, but he really doesn’t,
i will never wear a coat until the first of November,
i hate myself in the spring,
the sun is 92, 960, 000 miles from earth and i’m pretty sure
that number is rounded to look pretty
or god must be ocd.
it’s a miracle, i’m learning to look you in the eye.
make a wish, make a wish, any wish
i’m plucking out my eyelashes, i’m learning
to give up beauty for a shot at happiness.
i say too much too quickly without getting out
all of the consonants and my speech is craggy
and rocky like an abandoned trail in the Appalachians,
overgrown and the road not taken.
my fingernails are ragged and bitten to the shortest
stub i could stand. i don’t want to hurt you,
i don’t want to hurt myself, my fingernails cannot
hurt you but i can still hurt myself. one day i’ll
be brave enough to leave scratch marks on your skin
in angry red lines, one day i’ll be some

Forced ResponsibilityShoulders collide as we
walk a line that stretches
beyond frost and delicate
glass expectations;
the discontented hum of the masses
exacerbates headaches caused
by the ever-rising tide of
a standard of living.
Is it really too much to consider
that the things that are spinning out
your patience on a broken spool
are the very same things that
save rubber and spokes from disaster,
and your heart from rupturing
under the pressure of forced responsibility?

Group Feature

Ultimate-horses-club is a group for horses (all media allowed) and their family (donkeys, zebras, mules); so if you're and equine lover, this is the place for you.

Featured artists

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thanks for including me among these talents.