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Stock through the years
Stock through the years? I hear you scream ‘there were no guidelines then! It was all bad!’
Well, surprisingly – it wasn’t. Let’s take a delve into March through the years -


lorikete pair by firefly6 Ducks Floating Around by fireconvoy
Purple Daisy by firefly6 matisse 1 by fiveskyy Trees in fog 1 by stevesm-stock
:thumb1493357: SkullSerie by ptf2012 lb1-40 bird by bstocked
:thumb6037709: 36 by TUBORG-STOCK dani109 by dani-stock
tulip by Robson Stock 23 by softhumstock chained by JensStockCollection
Heart-Shaped Rock by speedyfearless :thumb16675370: Lament Configuration 3 by Falln-Stock
:thumb16678518: Sparky by Flash321 Fosters Crypt by AutumnsGoddess-stox
Cello 6 - playing by AttempteStock jcsb_7 by jademacalla bench 4 by VoidStock
:LOVE INSIDE-2: by DarkBeCky-StOcK :thumb29921126: RainBowBird 2 by Slylock-Stock
Twisted by lindowyn-stock ayot 1 by AttempteStock :thumb50914797:
Victorian Ball 4 by LongStock :thumb51870179: TFtLaTS 004 by zeldyn-stock
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Two girls together don't always equal porn!!!
Wait! You're talking girl on girl action, right? :eyes:
The female body is a beautiful form, and what could make it anymore beautiful than being naked and matched with another woman?

Yes we’re talking girl on girl action, but as an artistic form. The images capture each curve in a delicious and sensual way - things are always better with double the trouble!
Ana y Sara - Pieta by josemanchado
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Lazy Girls by zaleone Exchanges in the Continuum by nocturno :thumb81293222:
Twisted by LelaRae Golden Girls by RR-Photoart :thumb43895889:
:thumb76287959: :thumb48117881: New Secrets by e-string
:thumb51260119: mo and kita by scottchurch :thumb55948652:
Two girls together don’t always equal porn.
These delectable pictures above and below are just a small selection of the vast amount of amazing photographers who in their art apprec
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deviantART Launches Collections Section
Devious Technology presents a brand new section of deviantART: Collections!
In the Collections section, you can check out which collections are popular right now, and you can switch to
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Great Prose Exposed: WordCount Feature #9
Whew! A lot has happened since our last feature. In less than two months, we saw two of our members promoted to Gallery Directors: GeneratingHype, our founder, and LadyLincoln, our industrious Romantic & Erotic staff member. On behalf of WordCount, we'd like to congratulate them both on the promotions.
As for WordCount, we haven't really disappeared--we promise. No, in fact we have a great excuse for our missing March feature: April Fools! We've got new prose to expose, and we're excited to make our full comeback. Next month is our birthday, after all. :D
(And what do we want for our birthday? :whisper: Some new staff members!)
:resume: 100 words or less
:bulletblue: I Stole Solitude by bekkia
Spiritual: Sometimes we have to sneak some solitude when no one's looking.
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The WORK part of artWORK-- 5 Interviews
To me, the best thing about deviantART is that it connects artists of all genres and skill levels and gives amateur artists a chance to really learn from the professionals.  The real "pros" aren't just the ones who make a living (or at least half a living) from their art.  It's an attitude as well.  Professionals encourage up-and-coming artists.  They inspire with their amazing work while making you feel like you too can achieve that level of skill.  
I have been lucky enough to snag interviews with a handful of my favorite artists.  Four of them are full-time artists and the fifth is a student who plans to pursue a career in art.  They made time to answer these questions and to honestly address some of the issues that face the professional artist. sambees, Wen-M, Niki-UK, GENZOMAN, and RazorGeisha are fantastic artists and all-around wonderful people.  If you want to know all about
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April's Color is Green
According to and
"Green is the color of nature, fertility, life. Grass green is the most restful color. Green symbolizes self-respect and well being. Green is the color of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe color, if you don't know what color to use anywhere use green.
Green is favored by well balanced people. Green symbolizes the master healer and the life force. It often symbolizes money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green eyeshades are still used. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia.
Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, desire to expand or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the color green. Change and transformation is necessary for growth, and so this ability to sust
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The colors of emotions
Everything that you couldn't express by the words...
All of the feellings and emotions...
All of the faces you've been looking for...
All of the colors...

Desire by LittleJean :thumb80690916: I've Been Dirt 2 by hakanphotography
:thumb65266855: :thumb79581738: .: Aquarius :. by theartofrex :thumb79609669:  
NN Series Chapter VII by uvikidd 08032108 by awishfulday InBetween - Surmise by SeaFairy ki by ClaSsyX
i own the world by curlytops cymorusk by zindisini :thumb78982249: nicotine and bacteria by hal3yy
:thumb80134967: :thumb79711228: Asian Autumn by katrinapallon
you against yourself by pekthong :thumb79626324: J_s by frida-vl
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IM odel -II by uvikidd Moon Talk by ElifKarakoc :thumb74178848:
emS by haikman :thumb62099748: :thumb81147030: :thumb80324068:
:thumb78181255: :thumb76715961: :thumb69696348: Faded gypsy queen 2 by faye5588
:thumb78624691: :thumb78624166: come to me papa by meemographic
:thumb74688036: :thumb77538532: ..C.. by curlytops
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Apoholics Anonymous April 08
Welcome to Apoholics Anonymous! As usual, we're bringing you the newest, hottest Apophysis fractals and the results of our recent Weekly Theme Challenge. Enjoy!
:iconNestalgica: Nestalgica's Features:

:iconDragonWinter: NatalieKelsey's Features:

Chris shows off her incredible control of the program with Nimbu paani, a gorgeous introduction to spring that's filled with delicious color and light. The lemon skin texture is to die for. Beautiful leaves and slices of lemon complete with seeds top off this lovely work of art. Check out the rest of her gallery, too, it's one of the best fractal galleries at dA!
UF Tutorial by fib3rglass
:iconPhoenix-22: Phoenix-22's Features:
Softly Spoken by deloularkBeesKnees by aleisaCOMING AND GOING by renderixSpiraling Blues by LaPurrCalvary by AnnaKirsten
:iconTwilightAmbiance: TwilightAmbiance's Features:
blue flowers by trixante
To me, I see a
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The not so well known stock of DA . Part 1
Well...all photo-manipulators know the most famous stock suppliers here on DA like Elandria mizzd-stock resurgere lockstock and many more, but not many know that there are tones of great stock provided by not so famous artists and because of that this stock goes unoticed.
  I decided to go stock hunting in order to bring out some of the hidden treasures of the DA stock community.
This is the first part of my 5 part article- Nature/Background stock
      In my quest for stock i have come across these following stock providers that have impressed me with their work.
riktorsashen's gallery:

foureyestock's gallery:
Texas coast 2 by foureyestocktangerine sky by foureyestockTexas sunrise 3 by foureyestockTexas sunrise by foureyestockstarfish 2 by foureyestock
Ilharess-stock's gallery:
Stock 0161 by Ilharess-stockStock 0150 by Ilharess-stockStock 0134 by Ilharess-stock:thumb4122014
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Get Acknowledg3D Vol. 16
Sorry for the long delay (again), it's been quite busy again and I'm so sorry I haven't been able to post any articles !
As the GetAcknowledg3D team, we will be featuring under-recognized and under-rated 3-D art weekly as part of the Get Acknowledg3D project.
Get Acknowledg3D is a weekly news article that features pieces that fail to rise above the ranks of mediocrity, as far as popularity goes and also to feature some of the best (in our eyes) 3-D Art around DA. This article's goal is not just to give those pieces and those artists attention but it's also to turn the community's eye on the 3-D category which ,itself,is underappreciated.
Questions&Answers :
Q: What's 3-Dimensional Art and how can I make it ?
A: It's any piece of art made with ,entirely or partially, a 3D model, or render, if you will.
Q: What's a '3D model' ?
A: A 3D model is the result of 3D Modeling. 3D Modeling is the process of developing a mathematical,wireframe represe
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April's Questionable Answer Session
Interview with conorschild
April’s Q&A kicks off with conorschild, (no joke!) a going on 3-year deviant, forum whore, and for the all intended educational purpose of this article, a writer.
How long have you been a writer, and what first got you started?
I don't think there's been any one thing that got me started as a writer. I've always loved books from an early and at primary school I enjoyed taking part in writing activities, but I don't think I started writing for my own enjoyment until I was around 13. That was around when i joined dA, I wrote mainly poetry then but I never felt it was very good. I branched out into prose eventually, but even so stopped writing completely for almost a year and a half. It wasn't until Beccalicious's 'Addiction' competition that I decided to give it a try again, and begun to fall back in love with writing.
Where and/or how do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration from a lot of other pieces of art: books, films, music,
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Pink Shadow by littlemewhatever Pink Shadow :iconlittlemewhatever:littlemewhatever 1,024 87 Purple Growth by gfxglobe Purple Growth :icongfxglobe:gfxglobe 64 35
Purple in 3D
Featuring some of the wonderful artwork to be found in the 3d galleries. Today's theme is Purple... Enjoy! :D

:thumb76085492: Purple III by Furumaru
---Y 0 N a----- by yulii Purple: Grief by SummerRaeArt Purple Bed by C-Williams Signals by Baro
Ferrari 360 Purple Paint by talonboy3 Fella In Your Face - Purple by chromosphere PEARLATRON by kamikaze-pinguin Visionary by Spookeriffic
:thumb64456250: Purple Bulldog by vozzz Shockwave by Venksta :thumb29463073:
Also in 3d
:star: There is a new official 3d chatroom :#Deviously3d: check it and baKIN's journal out for information on an upcoming community discussion :nod:
:star: Some other cool 3d news to check out:
:bulletpurple:The Third Dimension : Volume 7
:bulletpurple:The Best in 3D Manipulations #6
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April Fools
Some ideas for a mischievious day...
> Post on your friends DA pages 'omg congrats on the DD!'. They will definately spend time looking through all their things to work out what the hell you are talking about.
> Save the mudkips avatar and continue using it after DA removes it.
> Convert your entire journal text into Russian and tell people somethings wrong with the font you are using.
> Make a list of all of your DA friends. Then remove them all til tomorrow and tell them you cannot associate with fascists any more.
> Post something in the artistic nude section that ISNT porn. It'll confuse the hell out of most people.
> Thank people for faves they haven't given you. [random deviant button!]
> Play the opposites game. Using :( for :) and vice versa.
> Ask a few of your friends what the 'tick' or the 'hat' by their name means, and did they get promoted?
> Post on someones page (preferably BeccaJS) that you are their biggest fan and you have seen them in all of their movies.
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I've been gone for way too long...

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 5, 2013, 4:37 PM
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:: Current Stuff ::


Again, it's been ages since I have been on :devart:
A lot has happened since April...and that is a serious understatement.

Brief version:
I am happy - happier than I have been in a very long time - I'm just busy with work, kids and bills.
It's not easy doing it all yourself, but it's getting done - however slowly.

Over the next few weeks, I will be updating my gallery with...gah...6 months worth of images - and then some. I hope to post 3 - 4 a day so that it won't take too long for me to catch up. My blog and other sites/galleries are woefully behind and with work going as it has, I have scarcely had the time to keep up with all of them. I am hoping to get back to square before too long and be able to regularly post on a daily, or at least weekly basis again like I used to.

In other news, this is the 6th time I have submitted this - at least - so apologies if you're receiving this multiple times...but I HATE the new (or should I say current, as it's probably NOT new) journal system and want to kill someone right now...

I hope that all of you are doing well and that the holiday season is being good to you.

Apologies in advance for the forthcoming spamming of the account, lol, and wish me luck!



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V. Nicharico
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
My name is Valarie Nicharico, but most folks call me Vaia as that has been my "name" online and off for over 20 years now.

I am a freelance graphic artist, specializing in character creation for roleplayers, gamers and writers. My passion is being able to bring another person's original characters to life for them be it as a full scene portrait or pinup.

I also create custom wedding invitations & cards, photo retouching and editing, and memorial angel portraits for pets and loved ones.

Commissions are almost always open and everything I do is based on the owners direction. For more information, please visit my blog at

Where to find me

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Just a quick note...

I want to say thank you to anyone and everyone who has added my work to their favorites, or who has added me to their watch lists! I very much appreciate your support, as that's what keeps me coming back here! If I can't return the thanks personally, please let me extend it in advance! :heart:

:: Liek thanks you :: by Liek Watermarks Protect by MademoiselleGrief SMP Support Stamp by RockGirl1582

NOTE:: All of my Deviations are WATERMARKED and are not to be redistributed or copied without my written permission! Removal of watermarks or signatures is a punishable offense, and I WILL seek legal counsel if needed. Thank you.



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Cr0oow Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
coastbeachartist Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist

Happy Birthday Vaia!

I wish you a wonderful day with your family. May the coming year be filled with joy, health and prosperity. Your artworks are filled with outstanding dynamic lights and shadows. We admire your muse and talent.



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LoveLatex64 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Happy birthday!! 🎂🍧🍦
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