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Celebrating Deviousness - August 2016

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 4:05 PM
deviouness-august-2016 by seoul-child

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.

Introducing larienne

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My name is Karolina and I’m an illustrator who loves elves, tea, and horror. I’ve been drawing since I can remember, art has always been a huge part of my life. I joined DeviantArt years ago but it was not until the beginning of this year when I decided to truly dedicate my life to being a freelance artist. I quit my part-time job and after graduating from my university, I started dedicating 100% of my attention to art. With that I can say that this year has been revolutionary for me so far and I wouldn’t be where I am now without the continuous love and support I get from this wonderful community.

My favorite part of being a Deviant is the possiblity of sharing my artwork with the world. I love creating pieces that tell a story, either literary or metaphorically, and the fact that people can connect with my work either by finding it emotionally relatable or by joining me on my trips across various concepts or fandoms is definitely the best part of my Deviantart experience. I want to thank everyone for being there for me, and remember, dreams do come true and hard work pays off, so never give up.



August 2016

Deviousness Award Winner

A deviant for 9 years, larienne has made a huge impact on the DeviantArt community! In her time on DeviantArt, she’s used the site and inspiration from her fellow artists to grow artistically while defining a signature and instantly recognizable style. Now a mainstay of the traditional artwork community, Larienne has taken the support and love she received in her years, and now sends it back to the community. One of the kindest souls on DeviantArt, Larienne is a pillar of support. She constantly takes time out of her day to answer questions and comments from her fellow deviants.

In addition to her tremendous growth, she’s created resources to help the community continue to thrive—from tutorials explaining watercolor and marker techniques to eye expression sheets. She made her first tutorial in 2010, and has continued to create these resources into this year.

For these reasons, we are proud to award August’s Deviousness Award to larienne!

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larienne is one of those people you instantly feel connected to. Her cheerful bright attitude is reflected in her amazing paintings so you can’t help but smile while you browse her gallery. Her work is beautifully designed with gorgeous colors and embellishment. I’m constantly inspired by her art! Congratulations, larienne!”

larienne is a wonderful person in every way possible. Not only talented but also kind and down-to-earth, she makes time for every single one of her supporters. Each painting she creates is a beautiful little world full of colours and details, gently telling a lovely story that a whole book couldn´t describe. I especially adore her Eye Tales which show that eyes really are the windows of the soul. This gracious girl brightens up my days, nobody deserves this tribute as much as she does! Thank you for everything you do for this community, honey!”

I have been a fan of larienne for a while now, I’ve always loved how vibrant and colorful her colors are as well as the incredible use of lighting. The fact that its all done traditionally as well without the aid of a computer just fascinates me. Larienne is a very talented artist and I am really happy to find out she’s receiving a Deviousness Award. All the best in your future art career and congratulations! Please never stop drawing.”

I’ve had the pleasure to meet larienne in person and she’s just like her art: fresh and with a beautiful heart. I admire how she can switch from traditional to digital and make everything look like it was easy, when we all know it never is. Her lovely designs make each drawing a unique piece of art and creativity, and it’s impossible not to stare at all the little details. I really hope she’ll have a successful art career, and I will definitely be rooting for her!”

larienne’s illustrations are remarkably striking and her use of bold, vivid colours never fails to draw my attention. It’s so easy to get immediately hooked and then when you start to look a little closer you see all these incredible details that really work to build up these rich, interesting illustrations. Larienne is very much a storyteller and there’s a lot of depth, and a lot of heart, in what she does.”

Although I may not have known her as much as others, I can say that the art of larienne is truly unique in its own way, as is the artist herself. Her art manages to capture a beautiful simplicity and yet has a fantasy-like atmosphere. I can say that, like many others, her art inspires me to become better and also keep trying. Larienne is really a fantastic artist, and I believe that she has really earned her long-deserved award! She is great both as an artist and as a person. Congratulations!”

Dear larienne, ever since I’ve laid eyes on your work I’ve been hooked ever since. Your art is very inspirational to me and to many others, there‘s just no questioning why or how. You have a way with portraying personality to any character you draw and you can even illustrate very interesting stories just by drawing eyes! When I observe your art, what I find most intriguing is how much meaning you put into it. Larienne, you come up with very beautiful quotes and then turn those into art pieces and it seems that whatever aura is coming from your quote, is very well displayed in your art. Your choice of colors is stunning and it captures my eyes to focus on the entire piece including your ingenious backgrounds. The fact that you interact with your watchers is also admirable. You’ve come a long way and you best believe you deserve the Deviousness award. There’s a quote on your page that says “Those too weak to follow their dreams will always find a way to discourage yours” and I must say that I’m glad that you are determined to achieve your dreams because you are truly a blessing and the art you deliver is one as well.”

larienne is one of the most talented artists I’ve ever seen. It is shown in all of her paintings a great attention to detail; understanding of lighting and shading; and creativity and originality. What I also like about this particular artist is how open she is to criticism in order to improve herself and her work even further. She truly is an artist and more than deserving of this award.”

larienne is a wonderful artist. Her art is enchanting, and I really love each piece. I bet I’m not the only one who does! Even her sketches look great. Larienne use of colors, shading and lighting is very vibrant, it feels as if the drawings are truly alive. I absolutely love her Eye Tales. She catches emotions into those short tales with using only eyes to express them. That I call magic. Her Eye Tales are deep too, they really touch one’s heart. All the details, all the stories behind her drawings and everything from her is simply very stunning. I love it how she uses some little not-drawn extras to her drawings, like tiny stars around the picture. It brings more life and dimension into her pieces. Besides her art she’s a very nice person, and pretty too! Congrats, may your road take you far!”


Congratulations to larienne!

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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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Vuxovich Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Congratulations!
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Xentrias Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'm so grateful to have people like you on this community :) I'm only 17 and have been on here for about 3 years now and have always loved to be apart of the community and help out. I am planning to continue to contribute to the deviantART community as long as I possibly can and am happy to have been introduced to such a site. Congratulations! <33
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ForeverLush16 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratts!! <3
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Schizoid137 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
Congratulations :)
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GraceBenGiven Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMGosh! Congrats!
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:iconrainying:
Rainying Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations! I love your art so much -- it's so breathtakingly wonderful :)
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GigaDraws Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats!
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0Fenika Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Flowers fella (Love)  congratulations Karolina !
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GalaxiFox837 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't Congratulate you more on this outstanding effort Larienne! You truly deserve to be recognised be everyone! Your artwork made me mouth drop at how complex and fantastic they are! Congratulations on you Amazing achievement!
!billboard: CONGRATZ  Gold Star Sticker Icon Applaud fella (Reactions) 
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larienne Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
awwww thank you <333
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xandraclay Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Party Congratulations! Your artwork is truly magical! Heart 
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Momiaartplace Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
congrats!!
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larienne Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2016  Professional General Artist


Hello guys~! I just want to take this moment again to THANK everyone for this award! The DA staff, the members, the whole community - it's because of your faith in me I came to the point at which I am today. Thank you once more <3 :heart: I'm sending love and warm hugs  to everyone, never give up on your dreams :)
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nakanoart Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
WHAAAA oh my gosh congratulations larienne! *___* I was so excited when I saw that you received the award! This award is so well-deserved; you've contributed so much to the community and make people happy everywhere you go. You're such a hard working, talented, and of course, kind artist ^..^

I'm so glad for you. :iconslowhugplz:
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larienne Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much sweetie! <33333333
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RoockGirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Huge congratulations for you!!!! You are one of the most talented people I have seen on this website over the years and it always makes me happy to see your art in my inbox! :clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party::clap: :party:
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larienne Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
aww thank you!
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Rianne2k8 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsplz: Well deserved!
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:iconjenepooh:
jenepooh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
AWESOME!! Congratulations, larienne!!! :hug:
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Katze-Doshi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations, Larienne!! Neko Emoji-28 (Yay sho happy) [V2] You've been an inspiring artist ever since. : )
Your art is bright and beautiful, keep it up! Haruhi Suzumiya Emote - Thumbs Up 
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Zaydawadallah Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Zayd-Awadallah
Congrats!
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amour-raven Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats, Larienne!! :w00t:
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hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Congrats :)
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foemp Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
that is just awesome! Congrats
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ShinozakiKairean Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah congrats larienne :)
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Wasterbull Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome and congrats!
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MisakiDrawings Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Congratulations larienne ! :heart: 
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katethepikachu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations, Larienne! :iconsomeconfettiplz:
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Ero-Haru Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconsomeconfettiplz::iconsomeconfettiplz: Congratulations to larienne!! :iconsomeconfettiplz::iconsomeconfettiplz:
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Karumaa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
Congratulations, Larienne! :clap:
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MaleficentHeart Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations!
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YourGayness Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can't tell us not to start when you just did.
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RoockGirl Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2016
Don't bother trryng to reason with idiots like that. The only reason I see for someone talking like this is being jealous. How dare they take away from her hard work and talent because it doesn't happen to be the style they like. As if th eworld revolved around them and those people Larienne made happy with her art meant nothing.  Following that logic, many people on this website shouldn't get the award because they don't draw "realistic art"or "they haven't been long enough on the website" or "they shouldn't because I dislike it and I'm a baby". There will always be envy idiots out there. Seriously, people like that aren't worth time, such comments should just be hidden by the staff. 

On the side note, I am glad you stood up for the artist. She is one of the kindest and most talented people I have ever met :)
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YourGayness Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this comment c: Shows me there are still some really nice people out there ^-^ The artist, though I don't know her personally, seems like an amazing person. And the author of the hateful comments is definitely jealous the way they're getting on. Still, just shows further how much Larienne deserves the award ^-^
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Shanyume Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Normally I ignore comments like this but for as passionate as you feel about your opinion I feel equally as passionate about the contrary. 

NightMoonHorse When you edited your post you may as well have removed your line on "I don't mean to sound rude but..." because everything that you typed was anything but kind. Everything you said was a jab at both Moonbeam13 and Larienne. Not only are you rude and crass but you are completely unjustified in everything you said. 

"There are many people on this site who can draw better and they don't get recognition like this." 
Honey this isn't all about art. Read the first line of this journal..."In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the Deviant Art community." Not only that but have you even bother to take the time to read this post: moonbeam13.deviantart.com/jour… which explains how a person is even chosen?

"This girl is good but still some people have been draw since they were toddlers and now they draw like their pictures were photos." 
Love that's not the point. Take more than 5 minutes to actually look at Moonbeam13's actual DeviantArt page on the left side. You'll notice that there are artists that have been recognized every month since 2015 that touch on a wide breadth of mediums and artistic styles. The point is that Larienne has her own recognizable style and has become proficient at her chosen medium which she has developed since over the years since she has "been drawing since [she] can remember, art has always been a huge part of [her]life." All while being an encouraging factor and inspiration to the DeviantArt community. She doesn't have over thirty-thousand watchers for no reason. 

You may not appreciate her style and that is okay that is your opinion but how dare you insinuate that she is undeserving of this award. How dare you take away from her moment. If anything I strongly feel as if you owe them both an apology for your "not rude" post. 
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Couldn't have said it better myself!
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YourGayness Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(My previous reply sent too early. So here is the continuation.)
Yes, they may sit in front of a screen. That's the 21st century for you. That still doesn't mean they're less deserving than people that help with physical things. If you are referring to that as "talentless", then I'd like to see you try it. And don't worry, with that attitude I'm sure you won't get awarded, so you won't have to worry about getting awarded for a "talentless" thing. Well, that's if you tried to help with the site to start with. Plus, there are thousands of people if not more on this site who draw "like photos". Yet you believe they deserve awards. I'm beginning to get the feeling you're either extremely jealous, or just love realistic drawing a little too protectively. Or both. "They should choose people that draw with their life"?? She quit her job to focus on art full time???
The site IS reality. I don't get that you mean by that. Just because its online and on a screen doesnt mean she doesn't spend hours of her time to help others on this site who are clearly more grateful for artists like her than you are. And, sorry to say, but you dont get to decide what the other members of the site think of this feature. So you'll just have to leave it be and stop making people feel guilty and bad, or continue with it and receive replies just like mine telling you how immature and petty you're being.
You're right. You don't owe anyone an apology because you are free to say whatever you like. But jut like you have commented on this, we can comment back. And we can also tell you that an apology isn't worth saying if you don't mean it so if you continue to think like this then there's most likely no point in apologising anyway. And again, if you can comment with low-key bashing of the person who posted this, then the person who also replied to you has the freedom to call you "love", due to it not being an offensive title.
Thanks.
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NightEsprit Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
She can't call me whatever she wants. You know.
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YourGayness Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then you can't tell me to fuck off. Or stop me from commenting.
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:iconnightesprit:
NightEsprit Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Leave me alone, I lacked filter. Alright.
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YourGayness Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright.
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YourGayness Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well you indicated that someone who draws realistically deserves the award and not her, so...?

And why not? They're popular for a reason, you know? They don't just magically gain watchers for nothing. Plus, oh no! God forbid, somebody helps others! They SO don't deserve an award. Let's tell all of the people around the world not to award those who help us. Sorry soldiers, no medals for you. Because helping people isn't deserving of an award apparently.
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NightEsprit Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
fuck off
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theAnimeNut Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats!!!
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Baliah Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student General Artist
Congrats!
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sick-plastik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
mad inspirational,repect 
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