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Celebrating Deviousness- April 2016

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:00 AM
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In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.

Introducing Picolo-kun

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My name is Gabriel Picolo, I’m an illustrator based in Brazil who loves coffee and black kitties.

I’ve been drawing since I was kid but it was always a hobby which I didn’t put much time into. By 2013 I used to draw a doodle per month. Maybe.

Then, I joined the DeviantArt community on 2014 when I did the 365 days of doodles project, in which I challenged myself to draw a doodle a day, for the whole year. It was one of the most challenging things I ever did and it helped me so much with developing my craft and to keep drawing regularly.

Everything from then on was crazy and by the end of the 365 days I was getting art commissions and clients, which made me decide to quit my 9 to 5 job to become a full time freelance illustrator. The support I got from the community was unbelievable and it made me connect with so many amazing people. This connection between you guys and the stories I create is definitely my favorite part of sharing my work here.



April 2016

Deviousness Award Winner

Picolo-kun made a mark on the DeviantArt community from the moment he joined. Starting off his DeviantArt career with his 365 Days of Doodles project, he was an instant hit with his complex daily drawings. From there, he continued to challenge himself and the DeviantArt community to create art in new and different ways. Once the 365 Days of Doodles were complete, he started a new palette project in which he focused on a different color in his artwork each month. Recently, he also hosted a challenge on Sketch This in the Autodesk Sketchbook mobile app. Outside of his artwork, he’s hosted his own challenges with prizes for the DeviantArt community. If you venture through his journals, you’ll see various stories about his growth, art features promoting other artists from DeviantArt, and tips and tricks for beating procrastination.

Although he’s only been a member of DeviantArt for two years, Picolo-kun has quickly become a core part of the community. It is for this reason that we are proud to award Picolo-kun the Deviousness Award for April 2016.

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Encountering Picolo-kun’s DeviantArt gallery is like peering into an active volcano seething with dramatic and seductive imagery. Virtuosic draftsmanship combined with keen insights into the secrets of the human heart, from romance to tragedy, informed throughout by a wise and gentle sense of humor, all rendered in a style that’s both fluid and precise. Comics as poetry, and poetry as hardcore rock and roll for the eyeballs. Add to that a genuine curiosity regarding his fellow artists and simple courtesy in his dealings with them, you have a solid and inspiring deviant and a great natural resource for this community.”

Picolo-kun has a gallery that is filled to the brim with jaw dropping work. Crossing from traditional to digital, he incorporates a beautiful sense of the traditional style in his digital work. His Moleskin journal pieces have traveled so many dimensions of styles, genres, and subjects and all of his hard work has inspired so many others. He often makes great tutorials to help his followers and consistently fosters growth in his own work and for other artists. Congratulations, Picolo-kun! Well deserved!”

First of all I have to say I am honored to be asked to write something about Picolo-kun. (Gabriel) I know him for some years now and he has been a real motivating force for me on DA since I met him, and I know that I am not the only one. His work is very inspiring and full of colors and or ink. The 365 days of doodles challenge was an amazing idea of him and I have seen many people do it and even I have tried to do the challenge, but couldn’t keep up because of a busy school life. Nevertheless, people did the same thing as he did and that’s why he is so big inspiration. He has eye for color and detail and somehow is really good at capturing people’s emotions and has a big fantasy. His new hit, Icarus and the Sun is very popular, just as the 365 days of doodles challenge was last year. And very colorful and inspiring. But above all, he is not only an good and real artist, but also a really nice and humble person and a good friend for encouraging me to continue with the challenge and drawing, although that I eventually quit the challenge back than. But I will never stop drawing, because of people like him. I’ll like to end with that I am really grateful for being asked to write something about him. I wish you all luck for the future Gabriel, enjoy your award. You really deserve it!”

His artwork is born from real emotions, Gabriel’s imagination has sorcery and charm and he trains himself sensually in the perception of the world!!! The way he used lighting often enhances the thought provoking messages in his images. He has a passion to create Art that feels like a magical mess of gorgeous chaos ! He looks at beauty from the strangest outlook, …a true Deviant Artist.”

Gabriel’s amazing talent is matched by his sweet personality and the way he encourages others to be proud of their works! I came across this artist when I saw his inspiring Inking tutorial that earned him a Daily Deviation last year, and thank Goodness for the “More from” feature on the right of the page, because I saw things in there that tickled my curiosity and made me want to visit his gallery and take a more in-depth look! O… MG! There it was, his “Let Me In” piece grabbed my heart automatically, and the rest is history, I’m one of his fans now!!! Enjoying his creations and witnessing his lovely way of being in each of his interactions with every single one of us!!! I am truly amazed by his unbelievable talent and his warmth, his eagerness to be the role model he is!!! Congratulations my dear Picolo-kun, it’s SO good to see YOU holding that sweet little green crown.”

I met Picolo-kun while searching for the black cat in his daily sketchbook postings last year. Picolo is a master of his craft; what sets him apart is the way he weaves heart and soul into his drawing. His Icarus and the Sun series shows him to be also a fine storyteller. But what makes him a truly devious deviant is the way he interacts with his watchers. When I leave a substantive comment on one of his drawings, he replies with one of his own. That’s rare among popular artist. DA is a better place for having Picolo-kun on board.”

Picolo-kun, you probably know him from his well known project called ‘365 days of doodles’. The project started to stop laziness and better himself but turned out to be an inspiring adventure for you see everyday how he progressed in style, and composition. Even after the project, @Picolo-kunconsistency creates pieces of art that are a definite eye candy and elicit tons of emotions. Congrats Picolo-kun, you deserve it!”

Picolo-kun has always been my special inspiration here on DeviantArt. I’ve been honored to meet such a great person on DA! His works are all so interesting and I know all the people here are fans of his little comic strips! He’s a wonderful person, and so are his tutorials and artworks! I congratulate Senpai for getting this award as he truly deserves this! He’s got many more people to be loved by! Keep being awesome!”

I’ve been following Picolo-kun ever since he started out with the 356 sketches project and I remember thinking it was amazing that somebody was able to do such elaborate drawings every single day. His dedication is an inspiration in itself already, but his art is really inspiring and thought-provoking as well. It’s a mix between original takes on every fandom and thought provoking original characters and comics, all presented in a style and manner that’s really unique to him. But what probably struck me the most, is how much of an approachable individual Picolo-kun is. Despite doing daily art and being active on all kinds of social media, he still takes time to reach out to the community and interact with them on all kinds of subjects. He’s provided the community with feedback, tutorials and interesting challenges to take part in. His dedication is truly awesome. So congrats, Picolo-kun. It’s an award well earned!”

Picolo-kun, you probably know him from his well known project called '365 days of doodles'. The project started to stop laziness and better himself but turned out to be an inspiring adventure for you see everyday how he progressed in style, and composition . Even after the project, @Picolo-kunconsistency creates pieces of art that are a definite eye candy and elicit tons of emotions. Congrats Picolo-kun, you deserve it!


Congratulations to Picolo-kun!

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In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community. Join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.
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thunderwolf897 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I was absolutely amazed! I love looking at your guys's art for the feelings and creativity you put in them. I often look down on my art but when I see people with emotion filled art im inspired to the point were I build my masterpieces (even though im not that amazing). I remember hearing a saying about 'there will always be that person who is better then you are' but the people here today who won this award have proven that they are the best of the best! Congrats my inspiring Heroes!! Love 
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leaironspin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
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evanightmares Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
His work is remarkable. It's my bad luck I haven't heard of him until now. 

Congratulations, Gabriel. I wish you more success!
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MotiStudio Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
congrats, man! you inspire me
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IiLOxxx Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
wow congrats!!!!
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:iconjaigurusun:
JaiGuruSun Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Student General Artist
PICOLO IS MAI LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARD
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:iconroboticrainboots:
RoboticRainboots Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job! Your art work is outstanding! :happybounce: 
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Rommy159 Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
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xandraclay Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congratulations! Party 
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AthenaKoname Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
Congratulations! You are amazing with your work. I love your work
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:iconnomchom:
nomchom Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Professional Artist
Amazing! Congratulations!
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:iconn1ghtblade:
N1ghtblade Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
Congrats! Your art is amazing! :) You should make a book about a flame girl and a wax boy couple.
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N1ghtblade Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
Congratulations! Your art is amazing! :) You should make a book about flame girl!
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gunswordfist Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I am happy that one of my favorite artists got honored. Congratulations and keep up the inspiration, Picolo-kun.
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Hukka4 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
Congratulations! :clap:
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:iconsmudgedoodles16:
Smudgedoodles16 Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Picolo-kun forever!!!
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ellah2698 Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hooray! A big, warm congratulations to you!
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:iconfeu-en-bleu:
Feu-en-Bleu Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad that Picolo-kun got a Deviousness Award, finally! He was the very first artist whose art I ever faved, and I've never once regretted it! (Somehow, I've never gotten around to watching him, and I don't know why not. Sweating a little... )
Congratulations, sir! Curtsying Sprite 
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JuniorTFirst Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome art.  Your a real piece of inspiration :D
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LinaLestrangeArt Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Great artist! :)
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ailiniel Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Congrats!Luna Lovegood 
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Chrisnelle141 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats :iconpicolo-kun:! :-)
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IndigoJupiter Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Student General Artist
your bittersweet tale of Icarus and sun intrigue me in the first place.....so when i saw this post, i couldn't be happier!....
you deserve more than this! :D...........congratulations! :D *throws confetti in air! ^_^ 
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations Picolo-kun :clap: :clap: :clap:
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations !
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fantasyarts1994 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations Picolo-kun!!! :D
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DTJB Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Big congrats.
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dorenna Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
Nicely worded article, and thank-you for the intro.
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Ero-Haru Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really well deserved!! Congrats Picolo-kun :iconjelloplz:
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations :clap:
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foureyes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
:iconclappingplz:
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats! :hooray:
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:iconnocluse:
Nocluse Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Picolo's art. Very stylistic, very emotional, and very cool!
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Danieljamieson Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
congratulations to Picolo. 
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MidnightExigent Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das ist gut. :)
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Catstudio7 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clap Congratulations Gabriel!!!

clap clap You really deserve it!! Enjoy your day!
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016   Writer
Well deserved! Congrats! :ahoy:
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Amazing gallery, so inspiring! Congrats Picolo-kun
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Picolo-kun Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
aaa thanks a lot!! :hug:
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lots of congrats, Picolo-kun 
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:iconpicolo-kun:
Picolo-kun Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much Malintra!! :hug:
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome :heart:
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations!
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Stygma Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations Picolo-kun!
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Picolo-kun Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you Stygma!! :hug:
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TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations, Picolo-kun! Thank you for being such an inspiration!
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Picolo-kun Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
[heavy breathing] Thank you so much Eric, I admire your work so much!! 
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