Traditional Art Favorites of 2012
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Published: December 23, 2012
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Another year is almost over and it's time for my annual traditional art feature of artworks submitted in the year of 2012!

This is my favorite, the most difficult and the most time consuming art feature to make, as well as the one I'm never really satisfied with: it's a real pain to decide which works to include in this little collection when, just from this small part of the most amazing works dA is filled with you have the luck to find and see each year, you have at least a few hundreds of top favs.

Artworks were chosen by various combinations of the following "criteria":

general impression • technique • quality • style • idea/concept • subject • incredible (photo/hyper)realism • pure awesomeness • composition • originality • complexity • other


Great Horned Owl by teaganwhite Terrible Weakness by davepalumbo Caps Aglow by GloriaDei Dark Daenerys by DavidDeb
Exterminate, maybe? by RahbGee Robert by JW-Jeong Rosenote by secrets-of-the-pen
Within the Artist's loving Hand by Ileina 2012artwork # 3 by Ju-Vi Cyberman by RahbGee
Hope by JonoDry Downton Abbey Sisters Drawing by Live4ArtInLA Bearly Interested by CristinaPenescu
:thumb324468813: The Simplicity of Silence by arminmersmann Food by imaginee
Go Fly a Kite by JD-Hillberry:thumb330014220: Gecko on Rocks by CatAclysmArt
Through an ordinary eye by Trichardsen

Mature Content

Make-Shift Angel V: In Absentia by ArdenEllenNixon
Ducks by AmBr0
:thumb305489333: Jackie by IrisBouman Cool self-shot? by VencaSeitl
:thumb343126744: Geoffrey RUSH by Sadness40 eye study by Blacleria
03 by mitamitauzo:thumb342524031: The Final Problem by SecondGoddess
Creation (Escher tribute) by JonoDry Remember Me by pbird12 Snow White's Fall by Zindy

Mature Content

Make-Shift Angel IV: Nike (UPDATE) by ArdenEllenNixon

Mature Content

bring.me.to.life by im-sorry-thx-all-bye
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Perch by GloriaDei Fibonacci by JonoDry Elusive by Heatherzart
Endlessdream by chvacher Tiger - Bic Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts Heat Of Battle - Finished. by roomania
Morph by JonoDry Loki Laufeyson by SecondGoddess:thumb341205420:
The Gate by chvacher The Peacekeeper by MJWilliam

Mature Content

Promises of the morning by bohomaz13

:thumb308543479::thumb300797829: Rain crystal (not photo) by Natal-Zhade
Through the Iris I by arminmersmann miss adele adkins by aramismarron Rise/Fall by shimoda7
Path to Enlightenment by TheArtOfRain:thumb336020339: Lion queen drawing by sharppower
The Orrery by SecondGoddess Forever Wild by denismayerjr I Wake to Sleep by ArdenEllenNixon
Eddard Stark by DavidDeb Primate ATC by pbird12 Daenerys by DavidDeb Break Me Free by nikz87
goblet by CaldeiraSP The Hound and The Little Bird by DavidDeb Padme's Requiem by DavidDeb water is life by aixado
Cup of love by ffnana Tyrion by DavidDeb gregory house by francoclun End of Summer by DavidDeb
Sandor Glegane by DavidDeb::thumb278674571: Gandalf by DavidDeb My mirror by COFFEES-time 
Darkest Night. by dreamarian The Hunger Games by DavidDeb Ian McShane by Sadness40 Golden Rose by DavidDeb
Arya -The Red Keep by DavidDeb Vampire by Skippy-s Jon Snow and Ghost by DavidDeb :thumb310244289:
A Legend Reborn by DavidDeb:thumb297458409: Tom Hiddleston by VencaSeitl Padme -Gone with the Wind by DavidDeb
:thumb322020083: Time and Space by Saimain Watercolor 009 by fear-sAs:thumb301418677:
Gentle by eajna:thumb289425042: Waiting (or Titanic)(not photo) by Natal-Zhade I am the Tiger by Ileina
The Amazing Spiderman by Jeanne-Lui:thumb304874644::thumb297783385: Comings and Goings by Snow-Owl
An elderly man by FairyARTos Silver and Gold by denismayerjr Piano by cartes10
:thumb288732637: Impact by imaginee Sound of a Pencil by Cataclysm-X Persona (Face of Sir Ian McKellen) by JW-Jeong
Coffee by Thubakabra Loved and Lost!!! by nikz87 Standing the Test of Time by Face-Reality Julian Richings (Death - Supernatural) by eajna
:thumb309941236: Trapasso by DiegoKoi Loki by Pencil-Stencil
06 by mitamitauzo Through The Iris II by arminmersmann First Songs by Saimain
:thumb331164362: Sensazioni by DiegoKoi:thumb286150414:
Atargatis by PinkParasol:thumb285647151::thumb309338811:
Please excuse the possibility of wrong year/non traditional artwork accidentally ending up here,


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roomania's avatar
Thanks very much for including my drawing in this wonderful list! Gives me extra incentive to progress with another drawing.

Cheers, Andy
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N0rksHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, I was looking forward to this one so I saved for a time when I would have plenty of time to go through this and comment and fave everything. :lol: :heart: I know it's time consuming, but I really do hope you keep making these every year because I enjoy them a lot. :tighthug:
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WickedIllusionArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :glomp: Absolutely!
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N0rksHobbyist Traditional Artist
:tighthug:
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nikz87Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You very much!! :hug: :)
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francoclunHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful gallery of masterpieces, glad to be in such beautiful company :D
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Wow what an amazing collection! Thank you for including my work but mostly for the invite to come and see all of them!! :D
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joniwagnerartHobbyist Traditional Artist
Every piece is now a favorite of mine (if it wasn't already). Amazing collection of talent.
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fantastic collection !! and thanks a lot for to add my work!! Regards and Happy Holidays!!:hug::santa:
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Snow-OwlHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, there's so many art gems to explore in this mind-blowing collection that I just can't wait to start! :eager:
I'm enormously honored to be featured here, as well. Thank you!! :hug:
And have the most wonderful holidays! :xmas:
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WickedIllusionArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :glomp:
You too!
ArdenEllenNixon's avatar
Thank you very much for featuring "I Wake to Sleep"! This is my favorite piece from this past year.
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WickedIllusionArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! It's amazing :clap:
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dreamarianProfessional General Artist
:icongiftplz:Merry Christmas Peanut!!!:iconhrtplz:
...and thank you for adding me to your yearly favs! :iconsquishhugplz:
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WickedIllusionArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas!! :santa: All the best!
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ErnestoVladimirHobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice collection, many of those works I stumbled upon throughout the year, truly awe-inspiring :)
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WickedIllusionArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Also, Merry Christmas if you celebrate! :santa:
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ErnestoVladimirHobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, I don't, but I am not offended and appreciate the thought :) Happy holidays!
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WickedIllusionArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
well, you never know, so that's why I said IF you celebrate :D
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ErnestoVladimirHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah ;) Some people even get offended when you wish them a happy holiday which they don't celebrate, the most obvious being "marry Christmas" to a Jew. People need to chill out : p It's just a freaking greeting!
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MJWilliamProfessional Traditional Artist
A great collection. I'm very flattered to be a part of it! :heart:
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WickedIllusionArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you and you're welcome! :hug:
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those were really some of the best works of this year. I had faved a bunch of them already, thanks for the wonderful compilation.
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WickedIllusionArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. Glad you liked it!
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