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About Traditional Art / Professional Core Member Luala Dy25/Female/France Groups :iconourdreamswillcome: OurDreamsWillCome
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Deviant for 7 Years
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Whispers from the past by Malleni-Art Whispers from the past :iconmalleni-art:Malleni-Art 88 18 Cottage roses by isletree Cottage roses :iconisletree:isletree 4 0 Morning coffee by SvetlanaKLimova Morning coffee :iconsvetlanaklimova:SvetlanaKLimova 274 74 home by s-u-w-i home :icons-u-w-i:s-u-w-i 277 8 Anais by saddy-phto Anais :iconsaddy-phto:saddy-phto 80 0 The Blue Shutter by MisterTryster The Blue Shutter :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 6 1 merman stock nude men kissing in the surf 2 by TheMaleNudeStock
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merman stock nude men kissing in the surf 2 :iconthemalenudestock:TheMaleNudeStock 19 2
merman stock nude men kissing beach by TheMaleNudeStock
Mature content
merman stock nude men kissing beach :iconthemalenudestock:TheMaleNudeStock 34 3
Thornrose: Page 1 by Pink-Hare Thornrose: Page 1 :iconpink-hare:Pink-Hare 6 1 The missing colors by Engleheart The missing colors :iconengleheart:Engleheart 11 0 Mermay - Eleanor by Fires-storm Mermay - Eleanor :iconfires-storm:Fires-storm 57 13 Starchildren... we were by Miss-REdreaming Starchildren... we were :iconmiss-redreaming:Miss-REdreaming 11 4 Crystal Pearl by Gr3yShad0w Crystal Pearl :icongr3yshad0w:Gr3yShad0w 33 5 Scotland Stock 278 by Malleni-Stock Scotland Stock 278 :iconmalleni-stock:Malleni-Stock 49 0 Scotland Stock 280 by Malleni-Stock Scotland Stock 280 :iconmalleni-stock:Malleni-Stock 67 0
Promoting other people's awesome art is a very important thing, so please, if you have some time, check my favourites ^^ They're awesome!

Promoting Friends

Anxiety by Photometheus Anxiety :iconphotometheus:Photometheus 19 16 The missing colors by Engleheart The missing colors :iconengleheart:Engleheart 11 0 Refading by Astrikos Refading :iconastrikos:Astrikos 13 0 Thornrose: Page 1 by Pink-Hare Thornrose: Page 1 :iconpink-hare:Pink-Hare 6 1 Mermay - Eleanor by Fires-storm Mermay - Eleanor :iconfires-storm:Fires-storm 57 13 Lil angel by PositiveWasabi Lil angel :iconpositivewasabi:PositiveWasabi 14 4 Stargate by Svpoff Stargate :iconsvpoff:Svpoff 6 0 Cable Car by Purpleskulls Cable Car :iconpurpleskulls:Purpleskulls 64 3 Hamsa by macaronilady Hamsa :iconmacaronilady:macaronilady 35 14 The Moon by Enigme-melancolie The Moon :iconenigme-melancolie:Enigme-melancolie 14 0 Cry me a river by MadeWorld Cry me a river :iconmadeworld:MadeWorld 5 0 Sensibility 3 by badenstern
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Sensibility 3 :iconbadenstern:badenstern 16 4
Drowning Deeper by safyia110 Drowning Deeper :iconsafyia110:safyia110 34 12 Draw this again - Kuchen by CSEmber Draw this again - Kuchen :iconcsember:CSEmber 5 0 Projector by erynukiderp Projector :iconerynukiderp:erynukiderp 6 0
This is a collection of art from all the awesome people I get to meet here on DA: friends, watchers, or simply someone nice ^^

Colour Me

Snow White by PositiveWasabi Snow White :iconpositivewasabi:PositiveWasabi 15 2 Little Miss Phoenix by TokyoMoonlight Little Miss Phoenix :icontokyomoonlight:TokyoMoonlight 61 19 Mermaid's Wish by TokyoMoonlight Mermaid's Wish :icontokyomoonlight:TokyoMoonlight 116 24 Luala2 by Amarantheans Luala2 :iconamarantheans:Amarantheans 11 12 Kitsune by Sieskja
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Kitsune :iconsieskja:Sieskja 120 4
Huldra by Sieskja
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Huldra :iconsieskja:Sieskja 248 23
Crone Sketch by UnbridledMuse Crone Sketch :iconunbridledmuse:UnbridledMuse 17 4 Crone by AL0RIN Crone :iconal0rin:AL0RIN 25 8 INKTOBER DANCE .Two Sides Of The Moon by irbi-art INKTOBER DANCE .Two Sides Of The Moon :iconirbi-art:irbi-art 180 44 [ COLLAB ] Inktober 22 by CyciTheConqueror
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[ COLLAB ] Inktober 22 :iconcycitheconqueror:CyciTheConqueror 11 6
[ COLLAB ] Inktober 22 comparison by CyciTheConqueror
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[ COLLAB ] Inktober 22 comparison :iconcycitheconqueror:CyciTheConqueror 3 7
Summer Collab With Lualady by KakiraMinamotou Summer Collab With Lualady :iconkakiraminamotou:KakiraMinamotou 34 1 LualaDyDollColor by PositiveWasabi LualaDyDollColor :iconpositivewasabi:PositiveWasabi 10 2 LualaDyDollLineart by PositiveWasabi LualaDyDollLineart :iconpositivewasabi:PositiveWasabi 7 3 LualaDy Art Collab by PositiveWasabi LualaDy Art Collab :iconpositivewasabi:PositiveWasabi 8 1 Collaboration: Memories of summer by SinistrosePhosphate Collaboration: Memories of summer :iconsinistrosephosphate:SinistrosePhosphate 39 70
Collaborations <3


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Journal History


Luala Dy
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Hi there ! Nice to meet you ! (I don't bite)

Lualady Sitting Icon By Thenaughtyfish by LualaDy

I'm a self taught artist who specialises in storybook illustrations.
I like creating colourful fantasy and fairy tale pieces.
My tools are:
- watercolour
- markers
- coloured pencils
- gouache
- ink

Sweet To Love Earth 04 by walaoeeee

I am proudly announcing that my art is
Cruelty Free Slogan by walaoeeee
As for roughly 1 year now, none of my art supplies contain animal products such as ox gall, gellatin or honey.
I am offering 100% vegan love art!!!

Don't make art with blood!!!
Go Vegan Slogan by walaoeeee

And ... I could go on and talk about myself for ages but that would make me feel rather lonely, so hey why don't you say something and I'll reply <3

Commission Info | Patreon | Wishlist | Donations

July 2018 Patreon Rewards by LualaDy

Commission Info [Reopened]examples and prices
These all range from headshots to full bodies. Just be aware that squeezing a full body into an A5 isn't that easy.
Patreons have a 10% discount: Patreon
I'm not taking scene commissions till November 2018.
I am both preparing a convention and a 2 month long collaborative contest.
I will only draw portraits, and simple posed characters.
Coloured pencils
A5: 15€
A4: 25€

Sketch + a touch of colour
A5: 20€
A4: 30€

Tiny portraits
Pencil drawing on a marker background
ACEO: 10€

My Patreon is Live
Patreon is a site where you can support your favourite artists by becoming a patron.
You pledge a monthly subscription and get cool rewards in return. It's a great way to help artists and to get exclusive content at the same time!
You can either pledge symbolic amounts or go crazy 
Mio (Laughing) [V2] 
MY Rewards
Tier 1
Discount on commissions and original art
Tier 2
Access to all my ressources (colouring pages and watercolour textures)
Suggest themes for future illustrations
More prints
A surprise
Wanna know more?
Little Red Arrow - Right Visit my Patreon Page 
WishlistHi guys, remember a while ago I talked to you about wishlists? Here's mine.
I tried not to put to many things in it, there sure could be more.
But yeah, some people might like to check this when they wish to thank me, whatever the nature of the gift. I know it makes them happy to send gifts for christmass or my birthday, so yeah ^^"
And of course, any other type of gift is always apreciated!
Easy and free
Visit my gallery
Yuph, that's it, just take a look. ^^
Minimal commitment and free
Join my groups
OurDreamsWillCome : accepting all art, monthly features and themes
CollaborativeMinds : collaboration between writers and illustrators, regular challenges, annual contest
Dec/Jan Collaborative Challenge
Uncharted-Deviants : a cosy place for undiscovered arists, monthly theme
As nice as favourites are, there's nothing like a good human to human interaction tr
July 2018 WishlistIt's PINK!
Ok, now let's talk serious, what the hell could I wish for??? =D
First of all, it's not my fault, it's the people at DAWishlist FORCING me to post this =D Yeah yeah...
Art Wishes
Even more art days with other artists
Last week, I had Sieskja come to my place and we arted A LOT!!!
Though I often need inspiration, time and all the good stuff to work on a serious illustration, I also love create faster pieces. And when you have an art buddy working with you, it's easy to  increase prductivity!
New art supplies
I need at lease one new paint: ULTRAMARINE BLUE DEEP! I can't cry enough over the tragic death of my ultramarine half-pan =D
I'm also looking for new paper for watercolour sketchbooks. I need it big and smooth. I'm currently looking into purchasing bamboo mixed media paper, as it's more eco friendly than cotton!!!
Art courses
I want and need to improve! I did a 1 week intensive art course at the be
Donation friends! This article is for the amazing people that wish to support me through donations of any kind. (love you)
Because I never stop questionning our world, I have come to reject quite a few products that I was using before without wondering of the impact these could have on our Planet.
And because I don't want to be in a situation in which I have to decline a generous offer, I want to clarify everything beforehand ^^
To give you some more ideas, here are my two wishlist journals (in which you can find FREE stuff you can do to make me happy) (note: some things might be outdates, ask if confused!)

Before we start, if you wish to support me with actually getting something in exchange, here is my commission info: Commission Info [Reopened]
Points & Core donations
What are these useful for?
I use Core in order to better showcase other peo


Luala by Amarantheans

Here are the groups I help manage. You are all warmly invited to join, so don't be scared to submit and chat, I'll always be nice and reply rather quickly!
Promoting other people's art is really important to me! This is why I do regular feature journals, I suggest art in forum posts and request a lot to my groups. I also offer inspiration with monthly themes and challenge. So, what are you waiting for? Come and joing us!!!


Unlikely Trio by Amarantheans

I also like to model! I'm living in Paris, but I love travelling!
I like to know my photographer well, as a person and as an artist ^^


LualaDy has started a donation pool!
1,630 / 22
22 is a good number don't you think ? =D
Yes, you guessed it, 22 IS my lucky number.

What do I use my points for?

- donations: mainly to support other artists, contests and groups
- prizes: I do run myself a few groups and we hold pretty interesting challenges ^^
- core: mainly for better features, poll features and thumb sharing for you guys <3

- I've succesfully extended my core using the christmass sale =D
- Thanks to your donnations and raffle prizes, I could make a friend happy with the buy 1 get 1 free core sale! <3
- I have now a custom skin for my feature journals
- I've donated 500pts for The Awareness of the Arts
- Making more core gifts to friends with the buy 1 get 1 free core sale! (23/12/2017)
- Donated 120 pts for the creativity prize at the Aquachallenge at watercolorists
- Donated 750 pts to the Awareness of the Arts 2018: Prize gathering time

Now that I sent the points for the Awareness of the Arts, I'm gonna take time to gather some more, and I'll be looking for new contests to support once the contest is over.

Top donnors:


All the awesome donnors:


Heart Balloon by MissLadyMinx

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Welcome to my World Feature n120

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 18, 2018, 6:53 AM

Art Trade Lualady By Thenaughtyfish-da4khrr by LualaDy

Bow Divider Purple by Sukiie
Welcome to my (not so)weekly feature! Here is the menu!
Star Bullet F2U (Smaller) by MomentaryUnicorn A feature of 6 of my watchers
Featuring watchers from oldest to newest. Empty galleries do not get featured.
I won't feature pieces which aren't on point with credits, offensive content and non-English literature (everybody should be able to read)
Star Bullet F2U (Smaller) by MomentaryUnicorn A feature for any gift I recieve or collab I complete
Star Bullet F2U (Smaller) by MomentaryUnicorn Bonus Round: featuring winners of contests and challenges I support and favourites from my personal collection.
So let's get started !

Watchers Feature


Stargate by Svpoff
Cable Car by Purpleskulls
Hamsa by macaroniladyThe Moon by Enigme-melancolie
Cry me a river by MadeWorldSensibility 3 by badenstern

Yet to be featured watchers count: 137

Special Deviants


Anita made me this trippy cat! =D

Luala by Amarantheans

Bonus Round: Masks II

>> Watch <<

Here is my second Masks feature inspired by a fusion belly dance video.
Please take a moment to watch it, it's excellent!

From  my  collections

Mask by mangamie
Lost by MuseInBlackfox mask by Lovepeace-S
Cat mask by CottonValent

Skin by UszatyArbuz
Luala icon by TheNaughtyFish
Background texture by LualaDy
Star bullet by MomentaryUnicorn

Let's have a break from boobs and look at clothes I made (choosing from the non failed ones =D)(and not counting the resizings) 

11 deviants said Thrifted Quick Fix: Polka Dots Top by LualaDy Thrifted dress to top
6 deviants said Summer skirt: Thrifted Upcycle by LualaDy Thrifted dress to skirt
6 deviants said Thrifted Upcycle: Dress to Skirt and hair bow by LualaDy Thrifted kid's dress to skirt
5 deviants said Linnen Spaghetti Strap Top: Thrifted Upcycle by LualaDy Thrifted men's shirt to top
5 deviants said Thrifted Upcycle: Cute ruffle Crop Top by LualaDy Thrifted top to ruffle top


Good morning friends! I feel like I need a motivational post to get me out of bed!

I just got my Patreon suggestions, and already picked an image to work with, but as I didn't plan on drawing/painting today, that's not really doing anything to my motivation.

Yesterday I did a thrifted quick fix, hoping for pictures this weekend. I still have some teasers for you, don't worry ^^
Untitled by LualaDy this is the before, and the after is down below.Untitled by LualaDyI got this dress for 1€ because I was thinking about just using the fabric. But when I got home, I noticed that the top part was really lovely, with some nice gathers (I should talk one day about the darts VS gathers drama in my life lol), and decided to cut it in half. Now because the tiered dress was pulling so hard on the fabric, when I removed it it became so airy and poofy and so cute and omg I'm dying =D

So the thing I need to do today (well, plan to/want to/would like to?) is just take in the sides at the armhole of this dress:
Untitled by LualaDyYou can see it's gaping. Once I do that I have a new house dress! Indeed it's not my style, but it's very comfortable, so I definitely see myself wearing it at home! It's a dress my mom gave me years ago saying "you'll fix it right?" me: "yeah eyah yeah"
See, I didn't lie! I'm gonna fix it =D

Next in the project line is this skirt:
Img 20180317 182908 by LualaDyTherer is so much to be done here: ugly buttons, waist too large, ugly lace inserts, and a bit too long to my liking. (I like long skirts, I just don't feel like it fits this one well, because of where the buttons end, idk, just personal preference I guess)
I really want to work on this one because I want to practice hemming by hand ^^

And then I have all the contest prizes that don't really motivate me atm either... sigh... I'm hungry
I'm going nuts!!!
I'm (already) stressing about winter, and how my ears already hurt from the cold wind, and that I need something to cover them up! I thought a lot about it and the only soluytion that came to my mind is that I should crochet one!
Now I don't like the bandeau types one, not the beanies, and the ONLY think that I like is ... BONNETS.
HOWEVER, they ONLY make patterns for babies and new borns...
PLEASE HELP!!! I'm not that good as to make my own pattern in crochet...
(I'm talking about something like this:…)
Hi guys! I recently discovered something that looks like an interesting group:
People submit half-sketches and others can complete the missing part however they feel like.
Here are some examples:
Complete House For #MutantCollab by JCoolArts MutantCollab: Pigatrice by splendidcitrus
I haven't completed any yet because I'm super busy, but I halfed some of my older sketches and submitted them to the group:
Faceless by LualaDy Legs by LualaDy Arm by LualaDy
Maybe some of you want to join the fun ^^
I think the mermaid half has potential:
MutantCollab: Merm Half by splendidcitrus
Photos of my two recent sketches for Frappe7 and Diksharpner
You can see the colours better

Frappe by LualaDy

Crabette by LualaDy
Huge motivational boost today!
It's not for right now, but it's very inspiring!

I was a bit sad at how all the lace was from synthetic materials, how hard it was, in shops to buy 100% cotton thread, how all stretchy materials had at least 5% elasthane, etc, etc.
So this morning I did a search for eco-friendly online fabric shops and omg did I find!!! It's AMAZING: linnen, hemp, linnen & hemp jersey (now I really want to sew t-shirts), 100% organic cotton VELVET (I love velvet), organic cotton LACE, and organic cotton thread! Just AMAZING!!!
When I'm gonna get super good at sewing, I'll be able to make gorgeous pieces using these gorgeous eco materials!!!

For now... well I'm tackling my stash and, since everything is thrifted it's still somewhat eco. I still have a lot of synthetic fabrics, and all the cotton I have well... it's not organic, so it's not that good for the environment, but at least it feels better to the skin. I'll use all I have for practice and learning. And from now on, when thrifting, at least I won't be buying synthetics. And hopefully, when I'm done with this huge stash, I'll be good enough to buy the EXPENSIVE stuff (though it's not that expensive when you think about all the benefits for your and the planet, really). I'll still start by buying the stuff that's on sale though =D

Second happy thought is that I have NOTHING on my todo list today. I mean  I didn't ask anything from myself, so really I just do whatever I want! I don't have to go out today, I don't HAVE TO draw, I don't HAVE to sew... Se, we took our time, woke up a bit later than usual, ate a LOT =D (cookieeeeeees). 
Then I sliced up a failed watercolour piece (I left the masking fluid for too long, it became cement), into 1 ACEO card and swatch strips to test my colours on.
Then I finished a second sketch contest prize which I'll be posting later.
And now it's almost 12 and I still have the whole day to do WHATEVER I WANT =D

And if you read it all, please tell me, I'll give you a MEDAL =D and a HUG!


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FrostedDrawing Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama :3
marineartdoodles Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the llama! :)
teamoth Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
SiyahAlbatros Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
Thanks for the llama! :)
MichaelCPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018   Photographer
Thanks so much for the Llama Luala... right back at ya!
CrownDigitalArt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I appreciate the :+fav:, Thank you!
ericdufour-Photograp Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
hi Luala Di,

Thanks for the llama. Have a great night.
Merci pour le llama. Bonne soirée

Au plaisir.

universeMadeofArt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank so you much! for the Llama! i hope you have a Great Week okay!:)
chrisredfield1994 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
Things are going to get the chance
LualaDy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
what things? =D
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