dA love for everyone! #90

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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: Eirescei :iconeirescei:

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

I’m dreamer who’s at times lost in my own head. I’m continually seeking growth and meaning in my life, only satisfied when I’m creating or discovering.

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

I joined in 2008, under a different account, in my senior year of high school, probably because all my other artsy friends were here. Now I have my work a few places online, including my own website, but dA continues to be a great place for feedback, exposure, and connections to other artists.

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

I was always a creative child, doodling and doing origami in class, making stop motion movies with my toys and of my pets destroying cardboard cities. Around age 14 my best friend and I started writing fantasy stories together, and drawing our characters, which is still going on now almost 10 years later, though at a much slower rate. I painted in art classes as a kid, but it wasn’t until college that I started painting again and began to pursue it.

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

It’s a common answer, but I’m most inspired by nature, the beauty and complexity that already exists in the world, the value of which many people today seem to disregard.
Unfortunately, I’m probably most creative when I’m asleep. I’ve found it’s better not to think too much, but just to follow my basic intuition when it comes to art. When I’m painting, it’s like meditation, exploring my own subconscious and bringing ideas to the surface.

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

I feel like I followed a path more than chosen it, and I’m still not sure where I’m going. I would hate to imagine my life without any sort of creative outlet. If I’m not drawing or painting, I’ve got some sort of project going on, like sewing costumes or writing.
But if I couldn’t do art, I would be working with animals, preferably work that might make a difference. Right now I work with dogs at my day job, partially because I couldn’t stand sitting in a cubical instead.

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

One of my most meaningful is an old one from 2009, called Return. It’s painted on a circular canvas which I built for a college course. It shows beauty and life rising out of adversity and despair, and I think symbolizes myself reaching towards my full potential.
Of course it’s only until later that I realize all the meanings I put into it. This was one of the first things I painted after a period of struggle in my life, and shows a transition in my work, from barely creating anything for a while to improving significantly and really finding my true passion.

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

Every time I finish a piece, I see what could be improved. As I look back, my old work looks more and more flawed, but that’s what allows me to progress with new work. I’m naturally a perfectionist, but I can’t try to fix everything, or I would never move on. I’ve learned I have to let go of some of that control.

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

Definitely. I’m kind of a quiet person, maybe even guarded, and art allows me to be bold, explore new things and make mistakes without inhibitions. But art has also helped me through physical struggles.

When I was just 15, I started developing pain and weakness in my hands, which soon made it difficult to do much of anything. For three years I felt helpless, not benefiting much from doctors. Finally, surgery brought my hand function back. I was able to go to college and get an art degree, which is where I got into painting.

Then, after I graduated last year, I got a computer job and my hand pain came right back. It took several months before I could go back to painting, and I’m still having some problems now, but art gives me motivation to get better. I’ve realized my own need to keep creating.

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

As far as art, I’d like to try sculpture. There are a lot of things I want to do, but luckily I’m young enough to still have the chance. Looking back at missed opportunities that I can’t change now just makes me depressed and useless.

:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?

Keep doing what you love to do. Don’t doubt yourself too much, otherwise you’ll go nowhere, but keep looking for ways to be better. If you don’t let yourself be challenged, you can’t grow.

Photography Feature

Emergence by John-Peter:thumb417315473: Tout Passe IX by kuzminphoto
Surprised basket kitty by ZoranPhoto Autumn by Aurelien-Minozzi Twisted Stories part I by idaniphotography

Traditional Feature

Keep it down. by tonypapesh Meet Stinky. He is Trashed. by tonypapesh in search by autodi Helena Christensen / colored pencils by LMan-Artwork
086 Max by gypcg shining grace by ryokogirle I see I have your attention ... by shonechacko

Digital Feature

Barbarian and Aria Hair by Lady LittleFox by Loveit:thumb417208092: Eden by Lhuin:thumb417335309:
The Betrayal by SpookyChan Phaethic Escapade by ChaosFissure Horus by WojtekFus:thumb417167127:

Literature Feature

:thumb417206685: To GrandfatherI lost him
in the ruins of his lungs.
I go out of myself
looking for him
in the mirror
& autumn eyes
filled with dirt water
is the only resemblance
I struggled
to paint his face
Dear grandfather,
I go out looking
for you everyday in the cemetery
hoping your soul
could knock at my eyelids.
I lost everything
in the ruins of your lungs
but your hands
are the only things
I yearn for.
:thumb417157692: Through the Eyes of the Monster"You're so much easier to see at night
and even though you've trapped yourself, 
into the darkness of a steadfast cage
there emanates from your past a light..."
Walking down a wet paved path
A mother and child cross the street to avoid me
And I can't help but think, good idea
Wish I could run away from myself too
Ripped sweatshirt and drenched
From sleeping on cardboard all night
Dad just needed a break from me, that's all
It must be hard on him, me as a burden
They always ask, "Why are you so wound up?"
I don't know, but I do know the knot in my chest
Only gets tighter and tighter 
Until I snap
Outbursts, causing trouble, wreaking havoc
I think maybe a part of me even enjoys it
And it sickens me, the look of pity and fear on their faces, 
And I want to say I'm sorry, but I can't.
So I'll just hate myself for being a monster
And wait for the next time I snap
Maybe I'll throw a chair across the room
Or scream at my mother again
But it won't matter, ca

Group Feature

Clash-Of-The-Titans is a group for all kind of arts. Go take a look, the gallery is packed with awesome art!

Featured artists

Solar-Encoded :iconsolar-encoded:

artserge :iconartserge:

Wolf-Smith :iconwolf-smith:

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Thank you very much for the feature!! Love Why are the pictures all little with white around them? Just wondering.