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.
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!
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!”