Calling out for menteesHey all!So I've got some time on my hands and thought I could mentor a few people in both photo-manipulation art and drawing/watercolor painting. I will be creating a Facebook group for it as I am not too active on dA anymore. So you must have a Facebook account. If any of you are interested, please let me know. I will only be taking a few mentees at the moment. Additionally, if you have any requests for a tutorial, let me know.Oh and a quick question, I just realized, no DDs at the bottom. Is that the new dA thing? No DD thumbnails on all pages?Hope all my dA friends are doing well.
Falling in love againHello everyone! It has been a while since I updated my journal here. I haven't been a lot active on dA lately. I have just been uploading art on and off and disappearing. Those of you who follow me on facebook mostly know what I've been up to. For those who don't this is what has been going on.I have lately been falling in love with art again and rediscovering it. After a while on dA, I started to realize that this was becoming more of a popularity contest. Getting less to hardy any faves started to become upsetting. And because I usually tried to create from my heart and what was not hot and popular at the time, it got a bit more upsetting. So, slowly I just started to drift away from the community. Now, I would really like to put this out there: if not for dA, I would never have gotten this far. I have made some great friends here and constantly find a lot of inspiration. There are some absolutely outstanding artists here. However,
Undervalued workRecently I came across this contest. The contest mentions specific requirements and asks for a paperback cover with 2 characters on it. The prize includes 2500 dA points to the winner... 2500 dA points!!! That is less than even $30! I used to think that people like writers, artists, musicians, they are all alike. They think the same way and value all art. But with time I realized that this isn't necessarily true. There are those who value other people's time and effort. And then there are those who don't. A lot of artists think that they should get just about any commission they can get their hands on just to get into the business and then gradually make their way up. Most of these are the same artists who want to make a living from their art sometime in the future. But what they don't realize is that this is what underpaid work is going to get you: an overlo
What's up with the photomanipulation community?Hey everyone!I am not so sure about traditional media and other art categories on dA, well actually some info about traditional media too, but what is up with the photomanip community? The feedback has declined tremendously! And I am not just talking about myself because I know that my work is mediocre at best so it's OK. I am also talking about top notch artists with their A games in photomanipulation art. The other day I also saw posts from traditional artists on my facebook account about how they don't care much about deviantart anymore. So I guess it is spreading across all artists, esp. dA oldies. Now a days, I even see so many people remove commenting options from their deviations. Is it because they don't like to receive the two word comments that is a trend on dA now? The overall art and supporting spirit has declined to a huge extent. Why is it that people are losing their touch with dA? Is it the increasing porn on the website? Is it the increasing quality of people's wor
OMG I am a senior member now!I just received a note from Jade... and what did it say? "Congrats on being a senior member."Six years on dA and I never thought this would happen, that anybody would ever even see me.I am so so excited. Thank you so much Aeirmid for the recommendation. Many congrats to `MarcelaBolivar, `thefantasim, `neverdying and `StarsColdNight on the seniority.
What's new + big featureHi everyone! I've been interviewed and featured recently for the group In-Obscuro. You can read it here.I want to congratulate my friend Mona :iconmonaparvin: who got a DD today for this work:Well deserved dear! I also want to wish a happy birthday to my friend Terri :iconthe-padded-cell:(pictured below - ok now I'm sure that's not her best picture )And finally, my new work:And now, the big feature!
What's new and featureWhat's new?As some of you already know, I got a contract to design a horror movie poster! I am very happy about it. Also we've just finished our entry for the first round of the Battlefield Manipulation contest, in which I am teamed with the very talended AbbeyMarie. Have a look at our work here http://fav.me/d7agz3v. And finally, check out my new dark work! Now time for a feature, enjoy!
Happy Valentine's Day...:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Thank you my friends for all the wonderful greetings to the Valentine's day :iconspreadmoreloveplz:Please give all of them your attention, , comment and watch! ...Happy Valentine's Day to all of you... BACKACHE by BeholdentoloveHold Me Tight by shiny-shadows-ArtBe my Valentine! by MariaBeloArtLove Potion by LevanaTempest:thumb354063054:Elizabeth Bennet by SharonLeggDigitalArt:thumb354064409: Night Dreams by Jassy2012.And He Disappeared. by Amanda-Graham:thumb353739495::thumb353679889:Valentine's Day Card by EveLiveseyHappy Valentine's Day by SilverCurlyARTMermaid's Kiss by JennLaaTHEY GATHER AT NIGHT.. by chryssalisLucid Dream_08 by caddmanHappy Valentine's Day by SeventhFairy:thumb354206910::thumb354247060:[Heart][Heart][Heart][Heart][Heart][Heart][Heart][Heart]Thank you for featu
FATURE III Beneath the Tulips by kuschelirmel Keeper by Drake1024
Best of The BestEnjoy the works of the best artist Ive ever known My beloved dedications Eye candies Amazing Tutorials Jaw-drop Time
Creative People VSome great works! . . . WinterTime . . . by ChIandra4U Angelika by KalosysArt I'm like a Bird by MelieMelusine MOURN by MWeiss-Art New World by Miss-deviantE White Christmas by AngelesRR Land-Of-Fae by EnchantedWhispersArt The Angel of Christmas by RazielMB Christmas Magic by FictionChick Ice tomb by Sweetlylou FALL by soulkyrie Supernova by FurorArt Shades of Death by Dani-Owergoor Stigmata by vampirekingdom
Creative People IV and thanksFirstly, My kind thanks and love go to Flobelebelebobele & Aeirmid for my recent DD, Thank you so much for the honour ***Thanks also to all my friends & watchers here for your continued love and support, It's much appreciated! ***Dedications Creative people IV Dark Angel by kuschelirmel
Feature # Lucky 13It's another BIG one! :iconimseriouslytoohappy: Wonderland by Eireen Alternative Behavior by nina-Y Not Trust by vampirekingdom Venus by babsartcreations The Red Hotel by tamaraR Reborn by EvanescentAngel666 Dark Alice by Shades-of-serenity Zarin der Vampire - Cover by Miss-Belfry :thumb370695368: Beneath the Surface by FairieGoodMother Home Before Dark by Val-Faustino silence by Lhianne A moment of calm by 7usaM :thumb370820730: Set Me Free by BurakUlker .:The Nymph:. by ninazdesign Finding Nemo by Kanamm Sleeping Wood Nymph by Le-Regard-des-Elfes Mia by PaperDreamerArt Feel the Presence by CaryAndFrankArts Midnight Hour by ImaginedMoments Resting by SeventhFairy Before Sunrise by Doumanis La Esmeralda by EnchantedWhispersArt Special Time by CathleenTarawhiti Half by SheilaBrinson Colorful Sunset by nviki89 Goddess of War by toy1989820 Metropolis by Alexlinde Cathedral of Light by danielwachter Mists Of Avalon by Phatpuppyart-Studios Colours of Spring by plumita1 Rosy dreams by wihad OxyDream by Kryseis-Art Falling behind the horizon by vimark Lestat by kayurka The Lilac Dawn by FenneArts suddenly spring by monika-es Solitude by stellartcorsica Moirai by imorawetz Lost in a daydream by EunoiaEcoas Araucaria under Orion by Miguel-Santos Schizoid by J-u-d-a-s The Way to Beautiful Sands_vsMCP by xLoversRevenge Zuiderplas by JacqChristiaan :thumb3
Feature #12Missing a week leads to a MASSIVE feature. I think I'm exhausted now. Enjoy! Integration by Julie-de-Waroquier Nonexistent by Methyss Carnimirie by EmberRoseArt Painted In Pastels by kkart Altes Museum Berlin by BiBiARTs Blue horizon by vimark Without Return by vampirekingdom Malvina by VarLa-art The shadows are fallenAs they by caddman Early Morning Gosling March by thrumyeye Apple Blossom by Foxfires :thumb367951574: Princess and the Frog by FictionChick Dragonsbane by kuschelirmel :thumb367973805: Red ridding hood by mahmoodalkhaja LotusLand by Doucesse Lost Kingdom by Eisblume Dream of Venice by Le-Regard-des-Elfes :thumb367564642: Cedar Waxwing by Andres-Cadena Aubretia by SarahharaS1 Bambi by EnchantedWhispersArt Ocean Angel by MirellaSantana Drive by Night II by Val-Faustino Spring Tulips by CozyComfyCouch in moments like this by Lhianne Three-Eyed Crow by ErikShoemaker Key of Elrond by MythicalFolk Spring time13 by malaladanila Spring time14 by malaladanila :thumb368140447: :thumb368147902: Fairytale Forest by tinca2 The Editor by robhas1left Deep into Cosmos valley by kim-e-sens Kimba Portrait - Maine Coon Cat by Manu34 Cotton Sweetness by Valvador Memories by CindysArt Strange Innocence by saritaangel07 The Lunatic Fringe by RusalkaD Nigredo by BigBad-Red The Dragon Tamer by Phatpuppyart-Studios :thumb36753
Mid-April FeatureFeatureFeature time once again Mad World by debNise Moon Temple by RankaStevic Fanart Sansa Stark by SecretDarTisteMarise by Gedogfx Bad apple by Garden-Of-BlackRosesMermaid in a Shell by JinxMim Retro by Lhianne Falling by LilsRaven Midnight in the Bookstore by patriciabrennan
Feature #25Happy Holidays to all of my watchers and friends! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you! Thank you for all the love and support this year! Lights in the snow by GeneRazART The kiss of the frog by LuzTapia Angel Wings by Aeternum-designs Angel by MoonZaphire Midnight Whales by tamaraR Shades of Death by Dani-Owergoor La habitacion del poeta by Marazul45 Depths of the Ocean by MirellaSantana Winters Gift by J-u-d-a-s The Toymaker by KarahRobinson-Art Spire Valley by whatzitoya Sisters by Phatpuppyart-Studios Theresa by Flobelebelebobele I Miss You by BenHammonds The Meeting by GeneRazART comme un poisson dans l'eau by Creamydigital Christmas Night by FictionChick Red Sector A by Altair-E Shhh Don't Wake Rudolph by kimsol Worlds by Whendell
Feature #23Finally, a feature!!! I'm slowly trying to get back into the swing of things. Have a great weekend! The Assassin by VarLa-art Your Sunshine by Amro0 Let Us Celebrate ... D71-5723 by BiBiARTs Eternally here by EstherPuche-Art Purple Flower 3 by Sisterslaughter165 Halloween Night by Wesley-Souza Descending to Heavenly Waters by RazielMB Surfing China by Doucesse Dark Wings Of Tragedy by Dani-Owergoor Into Darkness by revande Little Sparkling Universe by SheilaBrinson Awakening by Aeirmid I'm busy honey.. by megan7 No More by Lhianne View over the Moon by Le-Regard-des-Elfes THIRTEENTH DEMON by MWeiss-Art Halloween Thrill by TitusBoy25 Loving, Missing You by Aelathen As If By Magic We See by KingaBritschgi Nazgul by babsartcreations Timeless Dreamer by Zindy
Gifts and Dedications/Feature #14Gifts and dedications… I sincerely thank each of you for thinking of me. I am truly honored. On to your regularly scheduled feature… Hope Mitchell - 0414 by grodpro Cold day by SylwiaS Girl and Lemur 2 by dashinvaine The Hanging Bridge at Dusk by raysheaf The Edge of Abyss by RazielMB Silk scarf 'Baroque Flowers' - FOR SALE by MinkuLul Watercolor Rome8 by duytter Simple Beauty by owel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Moscow by inObrAS Missing by CathleenTarawhiti Mirrored by KarinClaessonArt MATRIARCH by LOURDES-LAVEAU Gemma by RebecaSaray :thumb371751328: A Piece Of My Heart by LUCILALEYLA Springtime by CozyComfyCouch :thumb372111921: Fire eyes by Aeternum-Art Scattered LadyRaven by SeventhFairy The Calm by kkart Hey, you by ziggy90lisa Dark Romance by Amiltarea Empyrean Prizm_vsMCP by xLoversRevenge Scream of the Butterfly by nina-Y The last symphony- Version II by vismaya Truck by a Stream by PaulAbrams Spell by lombrascura The Same Times by Wnison ~ Green Valley ~ by ChristianGerth Skyscraping - The Hyperstructure by MarkusVogt Steampunk Seductress by Vampiric-Time-Lord Protect Me by DeadLulu Mother owl by tamaraR
Features Graceful by BeholdentoloveThe Room by Notvitruvian A Red Rose with a Gentle Smile by mimikascraftroom Let it go by DriPoint
February Feature #2Hello my friends! February has been a busy month for me and it looks like March will be the same.. which is a good thing actually, except that I have zero time for art.. So here's a little feature, just to show you I'm not dead (unfortunately for some people ) Enjoy! girls in white dresses by Andaelentari Afterwards by vampirekingdom Nymphea by Kryseis-Art A-Fairy's-Place by EnchantedWhispersArt Until death by MelieMelusine Ready To Freeze by Lhianne The Scent of Dreams by k-i-mm-i-e Dark Waters by EunoiaEcoas
Deviations that need your love IIHere is the part II of the promised feature. Enjoy! That Poor Man by devyni Inner Window by XxAcGXx Autumn is Coming by MaePhotography2010 Sweet Dreams by MadSubstance Doodles 5 by Paleosonic Luminous by mchectr :thumb331398987: Fairy Of The Forest by frozenmistress :thumb328962443: Critters in Kimonos by KoompasStuff Hidden Element Page 1 by ChildishEkko Emotionless Deer by koeteta Sunshine by BenjaminForsell Tupperware Soul by Dreamydeb There's a light by asthasiaOne Armed Gibbon by WoodenOx Bird Of Paradise Flower by TemperTempest Growing Up by tiffanytong :thumb330893354: :thumb331446238: Thunderstone by MaliciaRoseNoire Shell by CaitlinDickson