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Thu Mar 30, 2017, 2:03 AM

Hey guys, I'm very happy to announce that I'm still alive.

I hope everyone is doing well, I'd like to catch up with everyone in here, I missed the community so much.

I recently launched my redesigned wesbite, I'd like you to take a look and let me know what you think.
Redesigning the website took me a while, it mostly took a while to figure out what I really wanted it to look like.

You can access the website by clicking here:

Have a great day!

Skin by SRudy

Istvan Sandorfi

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 3:07 PM

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István Sándorfi


◯ Life

István Sándorfi (Also known as Étienne Sandorfi) born in Budapest Hungary in 1948, was a hyperrealist painter. Known for his hyperrealistic abstract oil paintings.
His father was a director of the American company, IBM, in Hungary. Sándorfi started to draw when he was 8. And moved to oil paints when he was 12 years old. As he grow older, István studied Fine Arts in paris.
Sándorfi later got married and became a father of two girls.

His first exhibition was in a small gallery in Paris, then the first great exhibition was held in 1973 at the "Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris". After that his painting were found in several museums abroad, like in Copenhagen, Rome, Munich, Bruxelles, Basel, New York, Los Angeles and in San Francisco.

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◯ Art

On his painting he used strange objects, or very strange movements and situations. The color of his 1970-1980s era was the blue, the lilac and their cold combinations. In the 1980s he made more female forms and still life. Since 1988 he painted mainly women.

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Although István is considered as a hyperrealism artist, his art mixes the mood of surrealism. The attention to details of hyperrealism and the beautiful brush strokes of abstract art.

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Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including "Le Pardon Version Posthume" sold at 'Artcurial Briest Contemporary Art' in 2007 for $23,618.
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◯ Feature

Transported Man by timothyjahn

Thanks a lot for reading

And I hope you found this useful


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Fauvism and Expressionism

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 11:12 AM


The first of the major avant-garde movements in European 20th century art, Fauvism was characterised by paintings that used intensely vivid, non-naturalistic and exuberant colours. The style was essentially expressionist, and generally featured landscapes in which forms were sometimes distorted.

The Fauves first exhibited together in 1905 in Paris. They found their name when a critic pointed to a renaissance-like sculpture in the middle of the same gallery as the exhibition and exclaimed derisively 'Donatello au milieu des fauves!' ('Donatello among the wild beasts!'). The name caught on, and was gleefully accepted by the artists themselves.

            Landscape in Provence (Paysage de Provence) by André Derain

Charing Cross Bridge, London André Derain

The movement was subjected to more mockery and abuse as it developed, but began to gain respect when major art buyers, such as Gertrude Stein, took an interest. The leading artists involved were Henri Matisse, Rouault, Andre Derain, Vlaminck,Georges Braque and Raoul Dufy. Although short-lived (1905-8), Fauvism was extremely influential in the evolution of 20th century art.

Bonheur de vivre by Henri Matisse

 Green Stripe by Henri Matisse


✔ Intense Colours

    The first characteristic a viewer will notice on fauvist works is the intense colours used throughout the painting, which is what scared the audience back in 1905. Fauvists used pure and unblended colours in a way that has nothing to do with how the human eye views an object, person or a landscape. As Sabine Rewald from the Metropolitan Museum of Art puts it, fauvists' colours came "directly from the tube." The already "wild" colours were also intensified with the use of thick daubs and smears.

✔ Bold Strokes

    Another deviation from the predominant movement of the late 19th century, impressionism, was the absence of small and thin brush strokes. Instead, fauve art paintings are dominated by bold, undisguised brushstrokes. Therefore, if one pays attention to a fauvist painting, he can clearly see the strokes painters used to apply colour to the painting. As a result, transition between adjacent colours is quite abrupt, as it is evident on Andre Derain's portrait of Henri Matisse from 1905.

✔ Lack of 3D

    Disregard of three-dimensionality does not refer to disregard of perspective, as fauvist painters made use of the technique to depict depth in objects and landscapes. Instead, the issues that weakened the perception of depth on fauvist paintings were the seemingly autonomous bold strokes and the lack of subtle shading. This characteristic derives from the fact that fauvists' priority was not the accurate representation of a surface's appearance.

✔ Emotional Response

    As described above, contrary to impressionism, realism was not in the agenda of fauvist artists. Instead, as the Art Story Foundation suggests, fauvists used unnatural colour combinations in their works to elicit a variety of emotional responses. Therefore, the use of colour did not abide by any laws, but it was more a way for fauvists to depict their own emotions on the canvas. In this respect, Tate suggests that fauve art can also be seen as a form of expressionism.



Thanks so much for reading!


Fri Feb 21, 2014, 10:29 AM

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.

Best known as Michelangelo...

Selfie by SRudy

Portrait of Michelangelo by Jacopino del Conte


  • Michelangelo

Michelangelo was an italian painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. He was born in 1475 in Caprese, Italy (today known as Caprese Michelangelo).
As a young boy, Michalengelo started studying grammar but then he showed no interest in schooling. He preferred copying paintings from churches and seeking company of painters, He started improving his skills at a very early age. When Michelangelo was 13 he was set to be an artist. He became a pupil of the great sculptor, Donatello.
Michelangelo was considered as the greatest living artist in his lifetime. He received commissions from some of the most wealthy and powerful men of his day, including popes and others affiliated with the Catholic Church.
Michelangelo lived to the age of 89, and died in 1564.

  • Italian Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance was a period of a great cultural change and achievement that began in the 14th century and lasted until the 16th century.
Michelangelo was one of the most powerful Renaissance leaders alongside Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Ghiberti, and Raphael.


  • Painting

Michelangelo is considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Michelangelo's greatest painting achievement is the famous Sistine Chapel walls. Especially the "The Last Judgement", the frontal walls of the church, and "The Creation of Adam" At the top ceiling.
Michelangelo's paintings style was mostly characterised by the excessive presence of male nudes, body muscles, drapery and architectural perspectives (With the help of Ghiberti after he discovered the principles of perspective).
Some of his most famous other paintings are: Doni Tondo (The Holy Family), The Battle of Cascina, and The Torment of Saint Anthony.

Creation of Adam Michelangelo by SRudy

The creation of Adam, a small part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Click here to see the

Sistine Chapel in 3D!

  • Sculpting

Michelangelo's earliest sculpture was made in the Medici garden near the church of San Lorenzo; his Bacchus and Sleeping Cupid, both show the results of careful observation of the classical sculptures located in the garden. Throughout Michelangelo's sculpted work one finds both a sensitivity to mass and a command of unmanageable chunks of marble. His famous Pietà sculpture places the body of Jesus in the lap of the Virgin Mother; the artist's force and majestic style are balanced by the sadness and humility in Mary's gaze.
In 1504 he sculpted David, in a very classical style, giving him a perfectly proportioned body and musculature. 

David by SRudy

Statue of David by Michelangelo

Moses, his last major sculpture. The artist made the statue from a block of marble deemed rigid by earlier sculptors; his final product conveys his own skill for demonstration of mass within stone and a sense of Moses' anguish.

Sculptures by SRudy

Left: Tomb of Pope Julius II, Right Pietà 

Other famous sculptures of Michelangelo are Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (Journal's header), and Cristo della Minerva.

  • Architecture

In his architectural works, Michelangelo defied the conventions of his time. His Laurentian Library - 1520, designed for the book storage purposes of Pope Leo X, was memorable for its mixture of mannerist architecture; it demonstrates Michelangelo's free approach to structural form. The Capitoline Square, designed by Michelangelo during the same period, was located on Rome's Capitoline Hill. Its shape, more a rhomboid than a square, was intended to counteract the effects of perspective. At its center was a statue of Marcus Aurelius. From 1540 to 1550 Michelangelo redesigned St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, completing only the dome and four columns for its base before his death.

St.Peter by SRudy

Saint Peter's Basilica - Rome


I feel as lit by fire a cold countenance
That burns me from afar and keeps itself ice-chill;
A strength I feel two shapely arms to fill
Which without motion moves every balance.

Poem by Michelangelo 


Prenda IX by napoleoman
La Mano di Cristo by aburningmember
Mother Mary by evenstar785
Prenda X by napoleoman
Michelangelo - Study Christ by AEnigm4

Thanks for reading!


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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 4:52 AM


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Mood Emoticons

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 2:35 AM

Emoticons are the spirit of dA.

Bring back the emoticon mood counter, thing.

crying PNG by SRudy

Thanks STelari for helping me with the GIFs

Sucker Punch feature

Tue Mar 12, 2013, 1:39 PM
Hello guys, sucker Punch was always one of the best movies i have ever seen, and recently i have been browsing DeviantART for some Sucker Punch-related artworks, found many, especially in the Cosplay category. So i decided to feature some!

features-mode ON :dummy:

And don't forget to add them to your favourites!

top by SRudy
Amber Collab with Jay Tablante by yayacosplay
Amber Preview - Sucker Punch by yayacosplay
Amber - Sucker Punch by EddieHolly
Sucker Punch - Skyfall by Hidrico
Sucker Punch by Lelyk777
Sucker Punch by NanjoKoji
Babydoll - Sucker Punch by HidaKuma
Sucker Punch by Lye1
Sucker Punch: Babydoll by michellemonique

Sucker Punch: Babydoll by michellemonique
dobottom by SRudy

Thanks for the feedback!

Also i recommend this movie for everyone, It's so awesome.

.:Lady Gaga-Feature:.

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 9:23 AM
I personally find Lady Gaga a very inspirational character in the
pop scene, I decided to maker a small feature to give an idea about my vision of Lady Gaga, a selection from the traditional and digital art galleries.

Also, I have a question:
Q: Do you like Lady Gaga? If yes which outfit, music video and song are your favourite?
I'd like to know :B

Hope you enjoy this

Spread some lüv…:

Journal skin was inspired by Lady Gaga - Fame TV commercial.

Christmas Muro Contest Winners!

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 9:38 AM
Hello friends!

We got awesome contest entries and we're very excited to announce the winners. However, Oughter and I would like to thank everyone for participating. You're all awesome and we wish you an amazing Christmas eve :heart:

Christmas TreeSanta ClauseRudolph the Red Nosed ReindeerSanta ClauseChristmas Tree

And now It's time to announce the winner of the Christmas Muro Contest!
The first winner is! *drumroll* 

Congratulation for Urus-28 for winning a 1 year dA premium membership + 1600 points! :santa::xmas:

And the second prize goes to


Entry by :devTatchit: by SRudy
dobottom by SRudy

Congratulation for NukeRooster for winning 6 months dA premium membership + 800 points! :santa::xmas:

And last but not least, we'd like to feature this awesome artwork as a honourable mention. Thanks a lot for painting such awesome artwork for our contest :heart:
entry by :devIceXDragon: by SRudy

With love, Rudy and Andrew. :rudolph:

Christmas Muro Contest

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 1:32 AM

It's Christmas time! In celebration, Oughter and I wanted to have a bit of festive fun. So we decided to bring some holiday cheer with a murotastic contest.
Just simply follow the rules listed below, and remember above all, spread some holiday cheer and have a good time! :santa:

  • Contest theme

This is an open contest, you can draw anything you want as long as it's Christmas related!
For example: Santa, Christmas tree, Rudolph, Jesus, etc...

  • Contest rules

• Anyone can enter the contest.
• You may submit your Muro drawing under this journal only.
• Only 1 entry/Deviant.
• Contest ends on December 24th. 

  • Prizes

• First prize: 1 year deviantART premium membership + 1600 points.
• Second prize: 6 months deviantART premium membership + 800 points.


Reflection by SRudy

A Glimpse into Hyperrealism Art

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:02 AM


  • Introduction

Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture that resembles a high quality Photograph, It's the type of art that your mind might not accept it as a hand-made artwork. Hyperrealism is far more advanced than Photorealism by the methods used to create the resulting paintings or sculptures. The term is primarily applied to an independent art movement and art style in the United States and Europe that has developed since the early 2000s.

Artwork by Eric Zener by SRudyGoldfish by Gustav Klimt by SRudy

  • Hyperrealistic painting

Hyperrealistic paintings are the kind of paintings that you'd mistake with a photograph, Their subject matter ranges from portraits, figurative art, objects, still life to landscapes and cityscapes. The more recent hyperrealist style is much more literal than Photorealism as to exact pictorial detail with an emphasis on social, cultural or political themes.
Most Hyperrealism painters work directly from photographs or digital images, either by using traditional grid techniques, or by projecting colour slide imagery onto the canvas. The aim is to recreate the same sharpness of detail throughout the painting.
Some famous hyperrealistic painters are Richard Estes and Gottfried Helnwein (gottfriedhelnwein). Also check out Dirk Dzimirsky (DDzim) and Christiane Vleugels (Raipun)

Artwork by  Robert Bechtle by SRudyDouble Bubble by Charles Bell by SRudy
Artwork by Richard Estes by SRudy

  • Hyperrealistic sculpture

Hyperrealistic sculptures usually takes humans and animals forms. Hyperrealist sculptors use real clothing and materials in their sculptures in order to make it look real (check images below). Hyperrealism in sculpture, unlike painting, has no relation to photography. This is because sculpture is a three-dimensional art, whereas both painting and photography are two-dimensional. Sculptors therefore have the same problems of technique to overcome as Renaissance artists.
Some examples of great Hyperrealistic sculptors: Ron Mueck, Duane Hanson, and Evan Penny
Also, I'd like you to check out this awesome Pinboard of Hyperrealistic sculptures on Pinterest.

Sculpture by Duane Hansons by SRudySculpture by Duane Hansons by SRudy
Wild Man by  Ron Mueck by SRudy
Yes these are sculpture works!

  • Characteristics

• Hyperrealism tend to mimic real-life forms, in both painting and sculptures. 
• In painting details can sometimes be exaggerated, and that what differs if from the Photorealism technique.
• Real clothing and textiles/fabric and paper are often used in Hyperrealistic sculptures.
• Hyperrealistic paintings are the type of paintings that you would unintentionally ignore. (It's a fact) for being just too life-like.

Check out this video of DDzim drawing a hyperrealistic portrait using graphite pencils:

Final result:

  • Hyperrealism on deviantART

There are many realism painters here on deviantART. I chose to feature some hyperrealistic artworks made by great artists. Please spread some love :heart:


top by SRudy
The Artist - Natural Scientist by boykokolevBig Banana Split by elliez1
PBandJ and Jelly Jar by elliez1
BALANCE by DanielCaro
Big Chocolate Eclair by elliez1
Big Banana Split by elliez1Una buona idea by DiegoKoi
henry by kamalky
Hyper Real Silicone Sigourney Weaver Bust by SculptorSteven
Walid Jumblatt - Silicone Bust by schellstudio
dobottom by SRudy

Halloween dA muro Contest Winners!

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 8:42 AM
Hello guys! Hope everyone had a spooky Halloween! :pumpkin:
We got pretty interesting and beautiful entries in the halloween dA muro contest in the past 4 days. And now it's time to announce the winners! :dummy:

I honestly had a hard time choosing the 2 winners, you all guys did a great job and thank you so much for participating in my halloween contest :heart: you rock!

The first winner is 


:party: medli20 :party:

Beauty by SRudy
medli20 Painted belle from Beauty and the Best with great details and colour palette! Such a beauty... 
Congratulation medli20 for the 3 months dA premium membership :heart:

Spread some love for medli20!

BE A MANIEL, DANIEL by medli20Commission: Darius by medli20Mr. Tall by medli20

The second winner is


:party: Contraltissimo :party:

Beast by SRudy
Contraltissimo Painted Beast from Beauty and the Best as well! Very scary with a great concept.
Congratulation Contraltissimo for the 1 month dA premium membership! :heart:

Spread some love for : devContraltissimo:

HTTYD - Group Photo in Sepia by ContraltissimoIt would have been better by Contraltissimo

Again, thanks everyone for participating :heart: have great days :thanks:

Halloween dA Muro Contest!

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 9:02 AM
Hello there! Hope everyone's having a spooky Halloween! :pumpkin:
To celebrate it, I decided to hold this small muro contest.
The contest is about drawing any Disney character, as a zombie :zombie: (for example, Donald duck or Ariel the little mermaid...)

✦ About the contest ✦

  • To enter the contest you need to submit your muro drawing in a comment under this journal, not to the main dA muro. 
  • Only 1 entry/deviant.
  • Contest ends on November 2nd

✦ Prizes ✦

 1st prize: 3 months deviantArt premium membership.
 2nd prize: 1 month deviantArt premium membership.

Both winners will be featured in a journal as well!

Good luck everyone and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

A Glimpse into Futurism Art

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 23, 2012, 9:55 AM

❖ Introduction

Futurism was an avant-garde artistic and social movement founded by the Italian writer, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, originated in Italy in the early 20th century. It emphasized and glorified themes related to the modern concepts of the future, including speed, technology, machinery, violence and objects such as cars, airplanes and industrial cities. It was largely an Italian phenomenon, though there were parallel movements in Russia and England.

Futurist ideology influenced all types of art. It began in literature but spread to every medium, including painting, sculpture, industrial design, architecture, cinema and music.

Tullio Crali by SRudy

Tullio Crali   Cityscape by SRudy

❖ Characteristics

Futurism exalted the dynamism of the modern world, especially in science and technology. It employs techniques of Divisionism, Cubism features, urban subject matters, and depiction of movement. For example; check out Umberto Boccioni's Unique – Forms of Continuity and Space, you will get a pretty good idea about Futurism!

Boccioni - unique forms of continuity and space by SRudy
Umberto Boccioni's Unique – Forms of Continuity and Space

*click on an image for full view.

❖ Futurism on DeviantArt

A small feature of Futuristic artworks from DeviantArt, spread some love :heart:

top by SRudy
Candle that doesn't exist by Jey-KK
Bronze abstract head by xRedRoosterxembracing my demons xbronzex by xRedRoosterx
BADguys by derLarm
Strangers Have The Best Candy by derLarmEve by BiondoArt-dot-com
SANDpaperSALLY3 by derLarmMOMMAhadAbaby by derLarm
HOMOeroticSPORTSfluidREPLENISH by derLarm
dobottom by SRudy

CHRBL custom made doll

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:58 AM
 A month ago, it was my friend Charbel's birthday (darkredbbb) and I wanted to make my gift somehow special, we were very obsessed (and still) about Coraline, so I decided to make a custom doll. That's how it turned out:

CHRBL ID picture 2 by SRudyCHRBL ID picture 1 by SRudy

The skin is painted with acrylic, the hair is made out of wool :meow:
Took me around a month of working, creepy eh?

CHRBL chilling on the table by SRudy

A glimpse into Baroque Art

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 25, 2012, 11:31 AM

♕ Introduction:

Baroque is an art movement from the 17th century, that resulted from the religious wars of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter Reformation. Religious faith reached an emotional height and the intense feeling, which inspired both faiths, produced a rich expression in art.

Frames (3) by SRudy
The term baroque implies a certain roughness, and the stormy paintings and dramatic music of the Baroque period often possessed the rugged torment of emotion. The French used the word "Baroque" to mean "a painting in which the rules of proportion are not observed and everything is represented according to the artist's whim." In the 17th century, art was naturalistic rather than ideal, and emotional rather than rational-art of movement, vitality, and brilliant color. Subjects could be chosen from daily life, as well as antiquity and the Bible, and presented to achieve maximum emotional impact or intense observation.

Frame (1) by SRudy

♕ Characteristics:

♠ Baroque art is usually characterized by the dramatic contrasts of light and shade.
♠ Mythological subjects and decorative compositions of weighty forms in dynamic movement.
♠ Free application of paint and light effects for greater emotional and psychological insight.
♠ Portraits have a somber and brooding quality.

♕ Features:

top by SRudy
Joan of Arc by DonatoArts
Crocefissione by InTheNameOfArt
Jupiter and Io by armusik
Frate che legge by InTheNameOfArtVanitas by InTheNameOfArt
Saint No.44 by Doc-HammerThe Temptation of Christ by armusik
The Sirens by PinkParasol
left by SRudyFiorenza by KristinaGehrmannOdysseus and the Sirens by armusikright by SRudy
white shadow by SRudy

Troll by SRudy
Baroque Obama by SRudy