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'People's Choice' Fractal Friday 6/13/08
:wave: *Hello Fractal Family... and All DA Artists!
:flowerpot: It's that time again! ~ Another "People's Choice" *Fractal Friday!
I asked the community to send me some of their recent fractal faves
to be featured today... so, check out their choices below! :gallery:
I hope you enjoy them, but first... some NEWS links.
:spotlight-left: The "Colors of your Country" Contest :spotlight-right:
*Happening now through July 4th ~ Show me your patriotism!
:star: *Click here for CONTEST INFORMATION

:star: Read the latest AR FRACTAL NEWS Update 6/13/08
:star: JUNE'S Fractal Birthday List ~ Give them a shout-out!
:heart: Want to help
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Silver Ear Wrap (Daily Deviation) by somk Silver Ear Wrap (Daily Deviation) :iconsomk:somk 3,246 483
Traditional Spotlight - Mixed Media
Traditional Mixed Media is an often-used category and it houses some hugely popular deviations, drawing Daily Deviations from time to time and serving as a general depository for Traditional's wild experiments. And often enough, it is a source of confusion and misunderstanding.
What is really Traditional Mixed Media?
By definition, Mixed Media refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed. By extension, Traditional Mixed Media is artwork in the making of which more than one Traditional medium has been employed.
By Traditional medium we understand different painting and drawing materials, including 2-dimensional found objects and unconventional medium such as glitter, house paint, sand, etc. Mixed Media is the place for works where you have wandered in the garage for that precise tone that watercolors won't achieve, where your cup of coffee and your markers meet, where your eyes sparked as you thought "But what if I
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exhallelujah by jesidangerously exhallelujah :iconjesidangerously:jesidangerously 8 9
Winners Announced - 1 in 8 Speedsters Contest
After A LOT of deliberation and TONS of patience on your part (thank you) we are pleased to announce the winners of the 1 in 8 Speedsters Character Design Contest.
Ken Vrana Speedsters said "In making our decisions we had to look at 3 things. First, how closely did the entries conform to the rules. Second, how practical would it be to take the winning entry and make it work as part of the Speedsters Initiative third, artistic excellence and the willingness to fine tune."
It's my pleasure to announce the winners:

Grand Prize Winner
- Crystal Trophy ($125 Value) + 1 year deviantART subscription + fella plushie

by: AinDee

9 Runner Up Winners
- Crystal Trophy($60 Value) + 3 month deviantART subscription

by: JenBroomall

by: mallaard

by: sirkrozz

by: einlee

by: Destiny4now
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The Cutting Edge 23/08 + Winners
The Cutting Edge is a weekly article that features selected high quality art products that caught our eyes when they passed through our print reviews queue.
Check out the cutting edge works your fellow print artists have submitted in the past week, and take part in our monthly contest!

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The Best in 3D Manipulations #15
Week of June 2 - June 9, 2008
So many wonderful choices this week! You guys really have your eyes peeled, looking for the best of the best.
A little 3D reminder - there is a community spirit meeting every Sunday 1pm est. (check here for your time zone) in dAmn3Dimension .
The meeting is always moderated by MistressWit and/or me ;)
We talk about everything 3D and have a great time. If you have missed it so far, we'll be looking for you next week! Also, if you want to volunteer to help for the critique chats, please note me or the Mistress and let us know.
As always, your suggestions this week are fantastic! Keep 'em coming!

Cyanity by 2easy4yoshiWelcome Home by RGUS
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Second Home by newnoakua Second Home :iconnewnoakua:newnoakua 15 5
May DD's : Wallpaper
May DD's : Wallpaper
This is a monthly article featuring wallpapers which received a Daily Deviation for the month of May.
Hope you are enjoying the DD features, and if you missed any of them this is the article to get you upto date. You can also view the Wallpaper DD's Collection in my favourites to be upto date with the latest DD features. And do keep recommending great wallpapers!
Fragile Gears Wallpaper by Cosmopavone:thumb85114127:Burial by SamODJ:thumb86683043:Bye bye Mr. Moon 7 - Wallpaper by TinyPilotchildren of the world wallpapr by dbrown1983MT vs. FT by trausse
Wallpaper Gallery Director
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Privacy Policy Update
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The Cutting Edge 22/08 + CONTEST
The Cutting Edge is a weekly article that features selected high quality art products that caught our eyes when they passed through our print reviews queue.
Check out the cutting edge works your fellow print artists have submitted in the past week, and take part in our monthly contest!

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The Best in 3D Manipulations #14
Week of May 26th - June 2, 2008
This is my 14th issue of B3DM! That means I have been doing this for 14 weeks. That equals about 3 months. I have to admit, I have enjoyed doing so very much. The reasons are obvious, I think. I get to talk to people in the 3D Community from all over the world. People with incredible talent and fresh new ideas. People who want 3D to be out there in the front of cutting edge art ideas and allow us to tap into their seemingly endless and vast imaginations...
In short, I love my job.
Things can only get better though, so the challenge is still on. My fellow 3D Gallery Director, MistressWit and I challenge you to do the following things:
:bulletgreen: Seek out a lesser known 3D artist and spotlight them in your gallery.
:bulletgreen: Write an article about why and how you make your art.
:bulletgreen: Create a stamp promoting 3D community spirit.
:bulletgreen: Send in your weekly feature suggestions.
:bulletgreen: Hunt down great art for Daily Dev
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Fanart in 3D
Featuring some of the wonderful artwork to be found in the 3d galleries. This is Project Educate: Fanart Week so today's theme is fanart - Enjoy! :yoda: :pokeball:

spongebob by bakemeacake Kulina and Xander by DesignsByEve
:thumb82002967: Varia Suit by bryanxander The Tortoise and the Eagle by Fugazi1968 Captured by FarawayPictures
3D Imaginary Friends by JackInTheDark Two Viera and a Street Vendor by Lokai2000 :thumb25542455: Captain Jack Sparrow by JPRart
Weighted Companion Cube by Matarsak :thumb34262645: Sora 3D Model by mogcaiz Dark Battle Droid - 2 by mech7
:thumb26666994: 3D Naruto W.I.P by svenstoffels R2D2 by adit1001 Tingle All The Way by vikung-fu
The Four Elements by Kyrus86 Keron's Hulk by The-3DArtist Night Elven Priest by vexiphne Rodian by The-Anti-You
Freedom Gundam: Ale di Liberta by sandrum -Lara Fanart- by ken1171 The nurses by ValentinaKallias Don't Play With Matches by thekeyofE
Harry Potter by Intervain Beyond the Twilight by NightsongWS Anomaly by Foomandoonian NARUTO - KISAME by fabiomsilva
One Ring To Rule Them All by vi3x Finl Kingdom Hearts 2 KeyBlade by Klawdlan Cloud_new_pose by Wen-JR Pixel Mario by mediachr
New in town by soheil :thumb35528970: Handheld Portal Device by apach3 Super Mario Bros 3D by Kritter5x
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Sleepin beauty from Rayearth by Giorgiacosplay Sleepin beauty from Rayearth :icongiorgiacosplay:Giorgiacosplay 196 16

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Sprite by Amanora Sprite :iconamanora:Amanora 660 146 CELTIC LUNA CALENDAR for 2010 by ArwensGrace CELTIC LUNA CALENDAR for 2010 :iconarwensgrace:ArwensGrace 281 35 Vivaldi's Autumn Dream by Alexandru1988 Vivaldi's Autumn Dream :iconalexandru1988:Alexandru1988 7,913 2,009 The Naiads by ClintCearley The Naiads :iconclintcearley:ClintCearley 20,190 821 The Dragon by Rodier The Dragon :iconrodier:Rodier 1,453 242 Sin Deep My Wicked Angel by AlexanderCasteels Sin Deep My Wicked Angel :iconalexandercasteels:AlexanderCasteels 561 59 Girodet, Rivolte at Cairo by Sanderx Girodet, Rivolte at Cairo :iconsanderx:Sanderx 53 42 Caffeinate Me by iPaloosaArt Caffeinate Me :iconipaloosaart:iPaloosaArt 62 3
I've seen some truly fantastic prints on :devart: in my time here, some of which I would absolutely love to have for my wall...unfortunately :dollarus: doesn't allow me to buy many :sniff:



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Artist | Professional | Varied
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

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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