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disquiet 29 propriadades emergentes by zeruch disquiet 29 propriadades emergentes :iconzeruch:zeruch 4 0 grace jones ii by zeruch grace jones ii :iconzeruch:zeruch 6 0 vinyl remix, the polka pimp by zeruch vinyl remix, the polka pimp :iconzeruch:zeruch 5 4 disquiet twenty eight (sou outro) by zeruch disquiet twenty eight (sou outro) :iconzeruch:zeruch 6 0 untitled 9-19-2019 by zeruch
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untitled 9-19-2019 :iconzeruch:zeruch 6 1
lady legend by zeruch
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lady legend :iconzeruch:zeruch 4 2
russ gershon of the either orchestra by zeruch russ gershon of the either orchestra :iconzeruch:zeruch 4 2 disquiet twenty seven (alma em tumulto) by zeruch disquiet twenty seven (alma em tumulto) :iconzeruch:zeruch 11 1 Circaea by zeruch
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Circaea :iconzeruch:zeruch 8 1
baixista by zeruch baixista :iconzeruch:zeruch 8 1 jaz coleman II by zeruch jaz coleman II :iconzeruch:zeruch 4 3 nobody beats the biz by zeruch nobody beats the biz :iconzeruch:zeruch 3 2 the trumpeter by zeruch the trumpeter :iconzeruch:zeruch 9 1 tears of hieronymous by zeruch tears of hieronymous :iconzeruch:zeruch 5 0 sonny rollins by zeruch sonny rollins :iconzeruch:zeruch 7 0 ridley's asymmetry by zeruch ridley's asymmetry :iconzeruch:zeruch 4 1


20XX by mooncalfe 20XX :iconmooncalfe:mooncalfe 389 13
2018 Favourites - Digital

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Lady Courage and The Roaring Tiger by Reilune
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Lady Courage and The Roaring Tiger :iconreilune:Reilune 44 39
Cds - Wraiths by fleetofgypsies Cds - Wraiths :iconfleetofgypsies:fleetofgypsies 9 0
Interview With Zeruch
Interview of zeruch, by our very own Frankih, aka lastbestthing
Where are you from?
Initially, a womb.  Shortly afterwards, I arrived in the Bay Area of California.
How long have you been a part of dA?
Since early 2002.
What keeps you around dA?
The superior wine & cheese selection and the cabaret dancers.
Is it the forums, is it the art, is it something else that I'm missing entirely?
What did you listening to, growing up? Do you still listen to some of the same artists?
My parents were immigrants, and I initially heard a lot of Portuguese fado, as well as other Lusophonic sounds from Brazil, Angola and elsewhere, as well as classical and country & western (the latter of which my parents enjoyed much more than I, until I discovered the Bakersfield sound).
In an area that had a lot of radio stations, I grew up during the era of the music video (not just the rise of MTV, but also things like Night Tracks and various loc
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VAINGLORY: Fly Or Die Baron by ukitakumuki VAINGLORY: Fly Or Die Baron :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 534 21
Join the Waiting List for DeviantArt Eclipse

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Favourite this journalComment below (and while you’re at it, feel free to tag a friend or two who may want to try it too!)

We’ll add you to our growing list of deviants interested in stepping into the new phase with Eclipse. Keep in mind Eclipse will be steadily rolled out to deviants in batches over the coming weeks and months, so don’t fret if you haven’t received a notification just yet!

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OTIS Livestream
DeviantArt and @otiscollege want to help you #FindYour100 with two great panels at The 100% Festival! #100percentLA #otiscollege


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"Find Your 100"
Otis College of Art and Design is marking its centennial with a year-long celebration and rallying cry for artists and designers everywhere to "Find Your 100." DeviantArt understands and supports the journey creatives take to achieve their "100%", which makes this a perfect partnership.
DeviantArt will be hosting two back-to-back panels on Satur
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FREE MARS - Black No. 1 by NicolasRGiacondino FREE MARS - Black No. 1 :iconnicolasrgiacondino:NicolasRGiacondino 126 23
GDPR and Privacy Policy Update
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You’ve likely already received many emails and notifications about privacy updates from websites and apps where you have accounts. This is because the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) places new responsibilities on organizations that collect data from European Union residents and is designed to grant people more control over such data.
In accordance with GDPR, DeviantArt is building a tool that allows European Union deviants to:
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Permanently Delete Their Data: Deviants may review and permanently delete certain data. A log of deletion requests will be kept for security purposes.
These changes will be in effect starti
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TOMORROW! Join Us for a CV Meet and Greet!
Hi everyone!
You may have noticed that the size of the Community Volunteer team over at communityrelations has REALLY grown lately! We sure noticed and so we decided it was time to host another of our Community Volunteer Meet & Greet chat events. :la:

What is it?

The CV Meet & Greet allows you to come join us in the :#communityrelations: chat room to meet some of the volunteer team to get to know us and learn about what we do. It's a fun way to chat LIVE with the people you've been following and sending Daily Deviation suggestions to! You'll even get the chance to ask us some questions (see more on that below).

Time and Place!

We will be holding two sessions for this Meet & Greet in the :#communityrelations: chat room because we have so many volunteers interested in chatting with the community! Here are the times and who will be attending each one:
When: Sunday, September 16, 2
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The RichCousin by distritopapillon The RichCousin :icondistritopapillon:distritopapillon 1,037 71 Teeth Like Gods Shoeshine by uht Teeth Like Gods Shoeshine :iconuht:uht 82 44 Anticipate by Senecal Anticipate :iconsenecal:Senecal 70 5


880 deviations
grace jones ii
Not the first time I've rendered the remarkable Ms. Grace Jones, but this was a ink and paint illustration I did while in Jamaica earlier this year (Jones is from Jamaica originally) which I then digitally started tweaking.  Her music and visual presence are a major inspiration for me. Without her, there is no Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, etc.  She is truly iconic.
vinyl remix, the polka pimp
the #vinylremix series is where I take 12" vinyl record sleeves and turn them into canvasses for new works...sometimes as a 'remix' sometimes far more radical.

This is the #polka king, Lawrence Welk, and this is a total piss take on the sexual prowess of the #accordion 

Deviantartist questionaire

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 9, 2015, 1:14 PM

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    nearly 14 years.

  2. What does your username mean?
    It is technically the name of old Roman Catholic apocrypha: zeruch was an angel, whose name roughly translates to "right arm of God, set over strength" but it also begins with "Zé", which is the shortening of my name José (Joseph) in my natal Portuguese.

  3. Describe yourself in three words.
    mercurial, monachopsic, chameleonic

  4. Are you left or right handed?
    right hand dominant, but somewhat ambidextrous

  5. What was your first deviation?
    mixed media, just like most everything else

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
    The art of diplomacy

  8. What was your first favourite?  Alas by mesh77

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
    My tastes are all over the span. My favs reflect that.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
    There have been a few: digifox , alchemismukitakumukipaulmaybury and Paula-Rosa come to mind.

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    I've made a few lasting friendships. That's kinda cool, yo. I was a Gallery Director so I have a few folks like Moonbeam13 and King-Mob to thank for that.  That said, I was one for so long that apparently the rumor is that now GD volunteers can only go a year because guys like me wore down the management :bucktooth: 

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
    Here's a mindmap:…

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    My studio(s) over the years: The Mezzannine, the Ziggurat, and now the Aerie.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
    Too many to list, most of them involved meeting in person the people I met online.  I met digifox in Calgary, Paula-Rosa in Lisbon, laurel in SF , King-Mob in LA...etc.


Former GD, But still so darn fun
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
name: Joseph
aliases: zeruch, hank_kissinger, thelonius_funk, visceral_joe and various other names
not fit for print.

I do recommend that everyone get
familiar with the FAQ/Helpdesk

There is also the DA Status Forum (always informative), and the Etiquette Policy is something you should all refer to, because I do tend to lurk about in several of the public forums.


I have been described as an open source geek, a policy wonk, and even a bit of a creative illustrator (the latter being what folks here are most likely familiar with). All are at least partially true I suppose. I've been called all manner of adjectives, most of them contrarian. I was described once as a cross between Tucker Carlson and Lenny Kravitz. I have neither bow ties nor dreadlocks, but the description sounded incredibly cool, so I figured it was worth mentioning here.

I initially studied an individual major in Foreign Affairs and Technology Policy at UC Davis (with a language component at UC Berkeley), and am now starting to take coursework in Civil Litigation. I currently work in a few venues: a networking startup in Silicon Valley and do consulting to a corporate attorney in private practice, as well as occasional projects that meet my requirements for being interesting (which is a pretty broad category of potential). As one can derive from all of this, I do not do idle well, and I am not prone to boredom.

Here at DA I worked the HD for a year before moving to one of the Gallery Director slots for Traditional, until I sent myself out into the sunset in May of 2008. My own focus is on mixed media and looking for people who have yet to establish themselves. I periodically write content features, and regularly contribute to several of the forums.


deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Print preference: Matte
Operating System: linux (, winXP, Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: Amarok, Songbird
Shell of choice: bash, zsh
Skin of choice: subdermal
Personal Quote: the only thing I value less than your existence is your opinion - zeruch


I am usually the first person to go on a sharp tirade about the hipster-hell of re-appropriating old Americana into a schlocky, crass p...

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Shawn has a pronounced skill and originality in areas that are currently encumbered with mundane and easily parroted motifs and techniq...

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So this has a certain intrinsic charm, as the casual dress of the model, with the formal approach to the geometry of the composition ma...

There is a very solid effect that can be gained from the use of a repeating motif; be it in the geometry of arabesques, the spiraling r...



Quick Sketch/Linework Portrait
Simple linework in monochromatic palette.


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specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Hi, have an awesome day :happybounce:
b33lz3bub Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
that guy commenting beneath me? he is correct, sir. your shit is still masterful as ever. IM BACK.
quasihedron Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a marvelous gallery. I love your creativity and vision! :clap:
You are a Master! Well done! :D
cogwurx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the :+fav:!
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zeruch Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
double *poke*
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triple *poke*
zeruch Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
Quad poke + a free bonus thumb thrown in for fun.
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Rhyn-Art Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016   General Artist
Thank you!
FLComics Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave! (Doctor Fate)

You can get the poster, t-shirt, etc, here:…
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