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My DeviantART Story: A Journey of 9 DeviantYearsOk, so it's not exactly nine years yet, but at the end of this year it will be! And that's a long time time, if you stop to think about it, so I'm stopping to think about it to reflect on this nine-year journey through dA, seeing as 9 is such a lovely number.
I joined this site at the tail-end of 2005, back when I was in highschool and I thought winesoaked-roses would make the most awesome username...it didn't, so I'm not that anymore (thank goodness dA added the ability to change one's username, because I think having the username is why I took a speckled 2-year-on-off hiatus a few years ago; why would I think wine-soaked roses are lovely? I guess they kind of sound so, but having tasted wine several years back, I can't imagine roses would be good to eat with that)...
I don't remember exactly how I stumbled upon the site but I think it was purely by accident. It was back in the days whe
Come hang out with me at an art show!Hi everyone! I have some exciting news! I will be in TWO art events in July!
The Original Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
July 16 - July 18 (10 am - 9 pm) & July 19 (10 am - 6 pm)
Ingalls Mall @ 881 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
website for more information (you can also read my artist bio there!)
RAW:Chicago presents COMMUNIQUE
July 24 (7 pm - midnight)
Bottom Lounge @ 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607
15$ tickets through my RAW artist website profile
website for more information
I got juried into my first art fair and my first big art show! I'm really excited - and very nervous - about both of these, so if you've ever been interested in seeing my
My lovely watchers : Part VIII-bHello and Happy New Year everyone!
As fore mentioned in part one (or I guess it's technically part a) of my 2013 +watcher journal art features, I have split the (past) year's feature into a few parts. So to start the year off right, I would like to thank everyone who has had a stroke of fortunate insanity and decided to follow my gallery, and would like to continue my 2013 +watcher feature of some amazing art from their amazing galleries! It was an amazing journey through these galleries and I hope many others will love my findings as much as I did.
The Fourth Horseman by deathbyskyrimCha Cha by InfluenzuimEven more Blooming Sunflower! by ChibiTaigaFashion by nicholasphotoIn another world by meliloloNEW MOSQUE by mecengineerfly by carotungosunset cloud and moon 02 by Nexu4Untitled by Usmanshani:
My lovely watchers : Part VIII-aHi everyone!
This year, in regard to DeviantArt, I am thankful for everyone who has ever commented, +favorited, or even just looked at my art, so I'm starting my annual feature for those who +watch my art on this year's Thanksgiving day. (while I work on this food coma XD)
I am especially thankful for receiving Daily Deviations on two of my pieces this year! That's still really hard for me to believe, but it explains why I have to split 2013's +watcher feature into a few parts so that it's fair for everyone. I'm so abundantly thankful to have received those DD's and, if it's even possible to imagine, even more grateful to have people who enjoy my art enough to follow my account. Thus, without further ado, please enjoy this feature (part 1) of some of the lovely people who had a stroke of fortunate insanity and decided to follow my gallery this past year. It was an amazing journey through these galleries and I hope many others will love my findings as much
even when you are feeling deeplyI received a Daily Deviation! It is on this piece:
Thank you so much JeanneyLost for suggesting it and astridle for featuring it!
And thank you everyone who added it to their +favorites! It really was a great surprise to log in and find! ♥
If you are curious to know, it was inspired by an excerpt from Island by Aldous Huxley:
"It's dark because you're trying too hard. Lightly, child, lightly. You've got to learn to do everything lightly. Think lightly, act lightly, feel lightly. Yes, feel lightly, even though you're feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. Lightly, lightly -- it was the best advice ever given me. Throw away all your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That's why you must walk so lightly. Lightly, my darling
this is an art featureWow, I sign on to dA to suddenly find it looks much more cluttered than I remember. My signature thing is looking pretty awful too. I don't find the idea of revamping with symbols appalling, but I do have 2 major problems: You don't have to add a symbol to external links, and There should be happy symbols for non-premium members too. Doesn't seem fair --they could have smiley faces or something: I think that'd be fun and happy.
Anyway, if you're tired of looking at bulky symbols, I encourage you to look at these beautiful pieces made by beautiful artists instead.
A windy day by Addranif you love someone, set them free by PsycheAnamnesisColor palette 45 2011 by LuGiais
..... by vvolaCeltic Votive Candle Holder by bellekaX
Pre-sale : Anthrocemorphia Playing Cards
After about 9 months or so, I've finally completed all my playing cards and realized them as an actual tangible deck! I can't even begin to tell you guys how excited I am about it -- even this emoticon does not fully encompass how ecstatic I am
The cards will be available for sale in My Etsy Art Shop at the end of September/beginning of October (2013) for 23$ (USD) each, including the plastic hard case and excluding shipping costs. However, I'm currently holding a pre-sale for them, so if you are interested, please note the following information:
Pre-sale exclusives offers include the card deck price reduced to 20$ (excluding shipping), and a free 8"x12" high-quality Metallic Print of one card-art of your choosing.
The Metallic Paper used is a hig
Print Giveaway Winner! :DHello everyone!
My print giveaway ended last night, so this morning I got out my little teapot and went through writing all participants' silly food names on paper slips. (They were such a hoot to read through ; I hope you guys had as much fun thinking them up as I did reading them!) And after thorough shaking of tiny, folded paper slips with funny names in my little teapot, the Print Giveaway Winner is a Miss Lauren R FrenchToastFace aka. betweenbirches!
Thank you so much everyone who participated! I had way more entries than I expected and it was really encouraging to find you guys enjoy my art so much! This was a lot of fun and I hope I'll be able to have another giveaway someday. In the meantime, I invite you to check out my Online Art Store on Etsy! ♥
Print Giveaway! :D
As the title of this journal says, I'm holding a print giveaway!!
Recently, I finally opened My Art & Prints Shop AND I actually reached 100 +likes on My Facebook Art Page, which I didn't think would happen for quite a while longer! So, in celebration, I'm having a giveaway of my printed art!
4 Ways to Enter
There are FOUR (4) ways to enter to win in my print giveaway raffle, and each participant may use up to all 4 methods.
eligible for those who +devWatch my art at SophiaAZhou.deviantart.com
leave a comment on this Journal with the combination:
Monthly Theme VOTE and WIN POINTS:icontransparentplz:
All works here http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/29360832
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins 130 points;
the second place wins 80, the 3rd place wins 50 and the 4
WHILE WE WATCH 2014 - 14
Animated Gif by azieser Wherever by anaPhenix
silent dialogues by Greyguardian Meeting with the Stars by djailledie deviantID by Lissomer
Love Heart by ABSTRACTSbySabina Zephyr by FalseMaria blue Kiss by Pierre-Lagarde
Flaming Purple by Photominimalist No Habra Nadie En El Mundo by LUCILALEYLA
PE: Anime/Manga - Digital ArtGallery Month
Hello everyone! Welcome to the Anime & Manga half of this week!
Today Gwendolyn12 and me are going to explain the different categories of the Anime & Manga Gallery.
Since this Gallery has 2 different main categories the Gallery Overview is split in 2 articles.
In my article I will explain you our Digital Media category including the sub-categories. The Traditional Media category will be explained later by Gwendolyn12!
What is Anime & Manga?
Anime is based of the word Animation. These are Japanese animated productions usually featuring hand-drawn or computer animations. When you talk about an Animation in Manga style. That's Anime.
But what is Manga? With Manga you mainly mean a comic book created in Japan. But this word is used for regula
FREE OC PONY REQUESTS!!! UPDATED!FREE OC PONY REQUESTS!!!
Since im sorta board right now I will be doing free OC ponies!
-if you can, tip me? in my donation?
-if u give any number of points even 1 ur request will be one of the first posted!
- gore, nudity mature subject
-stealing someone else' OC
-MUST BE UR OWN OC!
-FAVE THIS JOURNAL!
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Gallery Descriptions: Traditional Art, part 1Galleries Month
Traditional Drawings and Paintings
These two subcategories of Traditional Art contain almost the same sub-galleries - the only exception is Technical Drawings in Drawings subcategory. There are many definitions to describe what paintings and drawings are and you can still add a huge "except..." at the end of each. General rule is: in drawing, you create the picture with lines, while paintings use filled shapes or surfaces. For painting, the medium is a combination of pigment and liquid (simply put), but some pictures done with dry media (such as dry pastel) can also be called paintings, following the previously mentioned definition.
Pictures focusing on the formal, non-representational aspect of imagery. They emphasize lines, colours and generalized or geometrical forms, deprived of reality and recognisable objects or beings. Very often confused with Surreal.
JULY + AUGUST: ART FEATURESThese are the featured submissions from the groups UnlimitedAnime-Manga, DrawAnimeArt and Manga-Anime-4ALL for the months of July and August! Check them out & give them love!
And please this journal so that it can reach larger audience, thus giving more exposure to the artists.
20140822 by mist-dancer
Sweet Tooth by Deiyanoko Another Kingdom by Joyfool Kill la Kill : Maid Miko by Me-Ticha
SYMPHONY OF COLOURS....A POETIC FANTASY FOR A SUNDAY AFTERNOON....
One Last Look by maiarcitaUp close and personal by gigi50
Flaming rose by Deb-e-annharmony by HippieVan57
Untitled by Serdar-TChange Of Plans by Joe-Maccer
Playmates by SweediesArtVENUS by Digithalie
Mauve by KmyGraphicWhen Sadness Surrounds Your Heart by sesam-is-open
infrared. by JustOldPurpleAngelInfrared Pond by La-Vita-a-Bella
Infrared Tree And Pond by LDFranklin
Gallery Descriptions: Traditional Art, part 2Galleries Month
This sub-gallery is for three-dimensional or two-dimensional artistic compositions, made by putting together found objects not generally thought of as art materials.
Two-dimensional works made of a combination of other forms, often including photographs, newspaper clippings, or any other type of object which can easily be glued down.
An artistic genre of three-dimensional works, that branching from sculpture, are more about the concept than the form. They are usually designed for a specific site, but can be mobile, to transform how the space is viewed.
The sand of time by Mr-Goblin
Macro Spotlight Vol. 130MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 130
I Need Some Time
Honeybee Covered in Zucchini Pollen II
returning madness about madness returnshello dear friends and watchers; I hope you're doing well.
sorry I've been somewhat spamming your inboxes lately, with many of them being American McGee's Alice - inspired: I attended my second convention ever (Anime USA) this past weekend and cosplayed for the first time as, yes:
Alice in Madness Returns.
so I'm having a second bout of madness for the game and thought I'd find some lovely mad things to share with you guys.
Every Me and Every You by muratsuyurWhen the lights are down by JPtHartNymph by FraGatsu
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You Were Not An Aquarium BoySea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.
You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."
My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.
I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.
Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.
You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
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Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More