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Welcome to the hundredth edition of the still awesomely named Stock and Awe a series of newsletters as suggested by you!
Thank you! for your constant support on these news articles! :D :heart:
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Skins and designs that utilize the Resources from dA! :D

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PE - Interview with *Heatherzart
My name is Heather Lara and I'm a wildlife artist from Temecula, California.  I have a biology degree from UC Santa Cruz where I also took science illustration courses as an undergrad.  It's these classes that taught me how to accurately represent nature in all it's forms, and some interesting and unusual techniques to do it with.

What attracted you to working with scratchboards?
I love the precise nature of scratchboard, for an artist driven to express every hair and line it is the perfect medium.  And in the beginning, I found color a little intimidating so black and white art drew my attention most.  Now that ampersand has come out with such a great product, color scratchboard is a reality and it's been a great transition for me.
What are your essential tools/materials? Where can people buy them?
I buy almost everything from, they hav
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PE - A-Z of Traditional Art - Part 3!
Craft knives are an essential part of any artist’s kit and can be used for cutting out, papercuts, scratchboard and unclogging paint tubes.

Whether we’re talking about an artist depicting light and dark or the actual use of light in installation art, or even the basic fact that is how we SEE art, it’s important stuff. Understatement of the millennium.

Marker pens such as Copic and Prismacolor are most commonly used in comics, cartooning and in the anime/manga industry. They are also used for design and technical illustration. However, due to the si
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Be A Spark Challenge: Winners
I challenged you to create a Traditional, Digital, Photography, Artisan Crafts or Literature piece that embraces who you are.
What is your spark? How do you rise above challenges and ignite the world? Have you shown another his or her spark?
Thank you to everyone that participated. You made deciding winners insanely tough but I loved it! :heart:  
Even though the contest part has ended, the challenge remains. I encourage you to answer the challenge for yourself. You might just learn something of how bright you are in this dim world.
Thank you to all of the judges: ginkgografix, Lyricanna, Mollinda, deshrubber, MyntKat, kangel, annajordanart, ChewedKandi, deerlordhunter, ArtisnotanAccident, Mollinda, Atramina, alexandrasalas, Anoya, inprotest, Shalora, Xerces, pullingcandy, nycterent, BeccaJS, GwenavhyeurAnastasia, :devkaz
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The Winners of the 'Room for the Holidays and quo
:winner: And we have our Winners :winner:
For the Room for the Holidays Contest!
Best in Show:
Room for the Holidays by Mirz123

:painter: Traditional:
1st ~  Xmas Room by victory-a13
2nd ~  A Room for the Holidays by GraphiteColours
3rd ~ Hello Santa by Cleverclover

:pc: Digital:
1st ~ Christmas Interior Design by Pennes-from-Heaven
2nd ~ Christmas Eve by Silver-Zytan
3rd ~ A Room for the Holidays by LeniProduction

:bookdiva: Literature:
1st ~ My Only Sunshine by OfOneSoul
2nd ~ Home for the Holidays by Midair510
3rd ~ Christmas in heaven by MyLastBlkRose

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Cult Classic - Fan Art
Films are created to instill images into the hearts of those who watch them.  And when you can not get those images out of your head- the director has accomplished his or her goal.  
No one does this better then when a 'Cult Classic' is born.  Even though they do not seem to gain fame with the popular audience of their time, their images endure with their fans throughout the ages, and become instant classics.
With their deep eccentric nature, these particular films have won our hearts, and inspired us.
A Clockwork Orange

Pan's Labyrinth
Pan's Labyrinth by Kenpudiosaki :Pan's Labyrinth: by Queen-Vegeta69 the pale man by TheThirdAct
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Lips, lips, lips. by Faolin-MT Error-Rocky Horror Ahead by LatiWolf :thumb4904987: Do the Time Warp by DarkMagic1985 MLP - The Domestic by LadyVincira Frankenfurter by Omedon Frank N. Furter by KaileenaFarah
The Goonies
goonies by vikki23 :th
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Fractal Gallery DD's for December!
:bulletblue: Fractal Gallery DD's for December! :bulletblue:
Better late than never, right?

UF and Apo Christmas Tree by wolfepaw
Let's ring in the season with UF and Apo Christmas Tree by *wolfepaw! Wonderful textures and classic shapes and colors really shine in this fun fractal manipulation. I want the lower right ornament for my own tree!
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Tattoo by inversion
Tattoo by ~inversion brings us a classic fractal shape in engaging colors on a bright background.
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Putting the ART in #devART Vol. 17
This is a continuation of the Putting the ART in :#devart: project that the MN@ work on monthly. The purpose of this article is to bring to light the artistic community within the dA's Official Featured Chat room :#devart:.
I've decided to take a new route for a little while with this feature. I will over the next few Volumes be featuring new comers and those who do not frequent :#devart: as often.
First up we have Oblivious-rose
Oblivious-rose is a traditional artist who draws mostly animals and flowers using all sorts of different things.
Here is a bit of their work for you all to feast your eyes on.

Next we have HarderIsMySafeword
HarderIsMySafeword is primarily a traditional abstract painter, but I play with photography and digital photo manipulation, as well as writing.
Here is a bit of their work for you all to oogle!

Next we have nuckerbar
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PE - Interview with *usartdude

Hi, my name is Ken Swinson.  I am a full time artist working in traditional printmaking.  I had a little bit of college, but was disappointed with the amount I learned compared with the amount of money spent.  I chose to spend my money on books, art supplies and workshops instead of a formal education.  I think learning on my own helped me develop a unique style.

What attracted you to printmaking?
I saw a reduction woodcut by a master printmaker.  I'm sorry I can't remember her name, but I will never forget her artwork.  She carved giant prints with many colors, using only one block of wood.  I wanted to understand how she did that, and the more I learned about the process, the more obsessed I became.
What are your essential tools/materials?
Linoleum- for linocuts
Plexiglass-for monotypes and to
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Purple Passion Feature
Purple is my favourite colour and I have seen and been shown a lot of fantastic purple pieces on dA =3  Here is a feature of 40 of my personal favourites.  Please :+favlove: to help give these people extra promotion, especially if you enjoyed the feature.
Purple Dolls:
Bitty Mermaid by maxi4197 Dressy Phoenix by PhoeC
Tali'Zorah Nar Rayya by aerieyena Dionysus by Jinx-YouOweMe-A-Coke New Year's Ball by SmiteTheeWithApples :thumb35067673:
Purple Traditional Art:
Purple Rose by Tajii-chan chokosabe by spolarium626 :thumb189458026: :thumb177679581: Le chapeau fleuri by SybileArt Fashion Illustration 5 by love-anya arttrade_with_agataka19 by AkuNoKarisuma Mr. Helliose by SpiritLullaby :thumb193977183:
Purple Digital Art:
Sexy Or Sneaky? by mokia-sinhall SS-Alexisneo Eve by csswolfe Flower Galaxy by TerrenaAnimula Libitina by Rythea : V e r n a l . N i g h t : by rydi1689 MUSOU - Zhao + Yuanji by ihirotang :thumb194008851: :thumb190658214: Sunset by DerZocker Tsui by naturaljuice
Purple Other:
Marly's Earrings by mokia-sinhall A Million Miles Away by ArtisnotanAccident Free avatar - Totoro in love by DieZori :thumb176
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PE - Spotlight on PRINTMAKING
During Project Educate we shed light on under-appreciated galleries that you may not know a great deal about – today that gallery is TRADITIONAL PRINT :dummy:
The art or technique of making prints, esp. as practiced in engraving, etching, drypoint, woodcut or serigraphy.
Printmaking is one of the most versatile and varied art forms and yet still an underappreciated and misunderstood gallery on DA. Traditional print requires precise planning and always gives unpredictable results, thus the beauty and allure of the medium. Here's a better explanation of each individual gallery :#1:
Collographs are produced by collaging textured materials (e.g. papers, cardboard, wire, circuitboards, plastics etc) on a plate and then printing from it (for information on how to print from a plate, please read the Wikipe
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48 Hour Manga/Anime Contest- WINNER
:) Well it was an interesting two days to say the least, and I saw a lot of interesting art as well. I love the ideas that people came up with, and I have plans on doing this more often in the future. Its fun!
For those of who you might have missed the contest, didn't find out about it in time, or for any other reason, a small recap of what the contest was.
"The contest is based around three themes, and all three must be incorporated into the drawing, the themes will include a noun, adjective, and verb."
The themes for this contest were:
The challenge was to create a brand new deviation that included these three themes and to make them flow as smoothly and nicely as possible. Judging was done by myself and I looked for composition and originality in the deviations. It was a tough choice, but after reviewing each of the entries, a winner was chosen!
airi by Clover31

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PE - A-Z of Traditional Art - Part 2!
Frottage is the process of making rubbings from textured surfaces to produce random images that can be left as they are or worked into.

The Fine Art world scorns glitter, but this here is the interwebs and we love it – especially if it's on a unicorn.

Hatching is a commonly used shading technique using areas of close, parallel lines to create tone and shade. It is primarily a drawing technique but is also used in printmaking among others.

Illustration is the most ancient art form of all – the earliest art discovered, cav
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Community Project: Gig Poster Showdown!
A new community project over at VectorTuts+.
"If your digital art-form was a band, what style of music would it play? Is your Vector style bright and crazy like J-Pop? Do you rock Photoshop harder than Death Metal? Are you more like a Super Group of Show Stopping Mixed Media? As part of this Creative Session, we’re calling on our readers to strut their stuff on the Tuts+ virtual stage and go head to head in a massive Battle of the Bands Posters!
Will “The Vectors” have what it takes to win the glory or will “The Rasters” bring the house down in a performance that’s not to be missed? Turn the music up, kick your imagination into gear and share your creations with the community."
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Pimps and Whoas - January 26, 2011
Official dA News
:bulletpurple:  We want you!
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Project Educate
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:new: Traditional Art
:bulletpink: Spotlight on Collage
:bulletpink: Interview with lizole
:bulletpink: Challenge: show Mollinda an awesome collage deviation! She'll randomly pick one person to receive 50 points and her favourite three will be featured!
:bulletpink: All Day Critique Jam with Traditional-Artists!
:excited: More to come!!
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These are some of my favorite artworks made by other deviants!

I haven't crocheted in over a month and can't seem to find the time to do it anymore! 

21 deviants said Relaaaaaax, you'll get back to it eventually.
6 deviants said There's always time, find it.
6 deviants said Loki.
3 deviants said I don't really care, I just want to vote on random polls!
2 deviants said You decided to move to London and are now wondering why you are busy busy busy? Psh!
No deviants said MAKE TIME, DAMN IT!





Up To Date?

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 10, 2014, 5:43 AM

Wooooo, it's been months, again, since I've posted. Life has been crazy and busy and awesome and I am totally making excuses for not taking the time to post here more often. :P

Sooooo, what's been going on. Well, as I've documented, quite sparsely, on my blog, I am working on a crochet Vera and a few new hat ideas. I am hoping to launch another crochet pattern to my shop before the year is up.

I have just uploaded a free pattern that also comes with youtube tutorial videos if you're new to crocheting amigurumis, so there's that! :D
Kitty Amigurumi by MyntKat

Aaaaaand I must hurry back to work. Hope to hang around dA a little more again in the future as I have just gotten a super portable Ultrabook that lets me be all social on the net on the go. :B But for now, love and chocolate to all of you!


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Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
Born and raised in Germany, Bianca moved to Canada in 2007. She's been happily living and crafting in Vancouver for the past few years until late 2013, when she decided to make the move back across the pond to settle in London, England for a while. She will be arriving in London in March 2014.
Generally she likes to keep busy with artisan crafts but also enjoys digital and traditional arts whenever she finds the time and place to experiment.

Here on deviantART Bianca/MyntKat focuses mostly on Artisan Crafts. She has volunteered as a Gallery Moderator for the Artisan Crafts galleries in the past and hosted several Artisan Crafts Weeks (educational weeks dedicated to specific areas/techniques with interview, features, specials and more) as well as a few contests during her volunteer term.


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specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hi, have an awesome day :happybounce:
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
Happy birthday! :D
HearseGurl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
Happy Birthday! :iconspinningcakeplz:
Thanks for all you do and being in the community! :D
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy early Birthday! :happy birthday: by iDJPanda
:iconflyingheartsplz: birthday cake by Chibivillecute :iconflyingheartsplz:
Have a wonderful day! Best wishes,
Cristina. :happybounce:
Silver-Zytan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015   Digital Artist
Just want to say thanks for the patterns you have on Ravelry! I've started one of your dragon scarfs as a birthday gift for my BJJ coach, and I'll probably be making up your viking hat soon too for another one of the guys I train with. I really like how you set out your patterns, they're very easy to follow.

Keep up your great work!!
MyntKat Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoy my patterns. :)
mokia-sinhall Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
MyntKat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A lot.
mokia-sinhall Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
dang son I assume the lack of numbers is implicative of the high cost.
MyntKat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Foam weapond are much faster and easier to make.
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Happy birthday! :D
birthdays Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015

:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo: 

It's February 6th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year! 

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love: 

Birthdays Team 
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LucyRanelle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Arnie-Sketch Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks for the fav
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