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Who's seen Game of Throne's season finale? 

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Things i've been called on dA. Which one do you think it's funnier/truer? 

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14 deviants said Mr person guy
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14 deviants said Miss Queen of Love and Cats & Love of Cats
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7 deviants said dA royalty
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4 deviants said Honey baby
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3 deviants said Miss judge
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Inspiring Digital Artworks       Try browsing dA. Many of the most popular artworks ever are uploaded in Digital Art gallery. Then have a look at some of the most popular digital works in the last hours and compare them to some other popular deviations from different categories. What do you notice? - What i did a long time ago: there's a difference between them; digital artworks usually have more views, more comments, more faves. And it made me wonder "Why is that?" - Is it because many people are fans of fantasy characters and great landscapes? Is it because they enjoy looking at an enhanced figure or at a reality-defying picture?     
        Of course they do, but that's not the only reason. It's mostly because people appreciate good work and stunning details, which are sometimes harder or impossible to achieve through other arts. It is also because this is the medium that imposes no limits to your power of creation - you ca
Interview with *yangtianli
          Yangtian Li was born in China 23 years ago, but moved to Australia to follow her dream of becoming a professional illustrator and animator for games, magazines and books. She agreed to answer a few questions, so let's sit back and take a few minutes to see what she has to say.


Clown Girl
          
What drawn you towards digital art, paintings in particular? How was your first experience with this kind of art and how long ago was it?
       Like many artists, I have always been interested in drawing since a very young age, it was really just a natural thing. I love animation and I've always been watching lots of animations since i was a child. As I grew, I also found huge interest in comics (manga particularly) and games, and these have always been my inspiration. So my goal was always to become a professional artist i
Thoughts about Photography - part 1In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47
Abstract & Surreal

AndyDragonPark says: "Abstract Photography is not something people immediately think about when you tell them you are a photographer. Most people ask " do you do landscapes, action, portraits or weddings". The truth is I do all these things but my favourite is Abstract Photography. Many definitions on abtract art will tell you that an abstract is one without a
Thoughts about Photography - part 2In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47
Architecture



canismaioris says: "The most important in Architectural Photography for me is:1. Finding the right perspective. You should always look for an interesting foreground, first plan can totally change perception. 
2. It's good to use wide angle, show as much as you can, use a wide angle lens or make panorama, but this trick doesn't work in every case and situation. 
3.
Thoughts about Photography - part 3In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47
Darkroom



pestilence says: "Photography, combined from the Greek words, Φώτο - γράφω, writing with light, as the above sentence suggests the pure essence of photography is light, without light there can be no photography. I have been asked many times what are the details of a good capture, what are the elements that compose a good pictur
Thoughts about Photography - part 4In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47
Still Life



AmbientExposures "Still Photography is one of my favorite forms of photography. To achieve better results in still photography or product photography, I use various equipments. These are some of the essential equipments I use in my photography. Tripod: the tripod is very essential to still photography. I find myself working with very high F-stops (8-22) to produce sharpn


Project Educate

















The world of Traditional ArtIntroduction into Traditional Art
by lintu47
          As part of the Project Educate, this article, which is primarily a feature, wishes to bring to your attention some of the most common forms of traditional art. It also includes a short description about each one of them that leads you into the wonderful world of traditional artworks, so you could appreciate the beauty of the examples at their true value.
          Traditional Art represents any art created through the use of real media. It is the most known form of art, as well as the oldest one. Below are the most encountered forms of this art. Enjoy!
Body Art
          Body Art is the art made on, with, or consisting of the human body. The most common form of body art are tattoos, but other types include full body tattoo and body
Typography: An inside lookTypography: An inside look
by lintu47
          Typography is an old form of art, everybody heard about it. But what exactly is typography? Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible while taking various forms, such as animals, objects, faces, hands or more direct inspirational quotes.
          Objects:


          The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, line spacing, adjusting the spaces between groups of letters and adjusting the space between pairs of letters.
          People:
Project Educate: An Interview with popoksProject Educate:  An Interview with bebefromtheblock
by lintu47
bebefromtheblock is an inspiring artist living in Germany with one of the most colourful galleries on dA that I’ve ever seen. Her stunning skills and creativity are a source of inspiration to all photographers around. Aside from her well known photos, she also draws, although photography remains her primary way to express her artistic side. I had the luck to be able to interview her last week and below is what I’ve found out.


1) If you could bring one deceased legendary artist back to the current time, who would it be and why them?
Johann Sebastian Bach & Kurt Cobain (because 2 is better than one), although I think it's not necessary to bring a deceased legendary artist back to the current time, since Clint Eastwood and Anthony Kiedes are still around.
Project Educate: An Interview with ^pica-aeProject Educate:  An Interview with pica-ae
by lintu47
Anne is an inspiring member of our community that makes a difference here every day. Her modesty and dedication towards the community are a source of inspiration for all the people on dA. She was kind enough to find the time to answer the questions for this interview. Enjoy!

1) Tell us a few words about yourself.
I am Anne from Hamburg in Germany and currently Community Volunteer for Text & Typography on dA. That means I set DDs from Traditional Art > Typography and Digital Art > Typography.
When I am not on dA I work as a webdesigner.
As you can guess, I love Typography. But I also love chocolate and spring and gather any random information I can get.

2) How did you found out about dA and why did you join the community?
I found dA because I was looking to Photoshop Brushes :B I hear that is quite a common thing to happen :lol: I used
PE: ^Talty about Artisan CraftsProject Educate: Talty about Artisan Crafts
by lintu47
Talty is an amazingly talented artist who does wonders in turning her imagination into reality with her skilled hands. She’s in Mexico, so any passionate traveller or anyone living there should pay her a visit at some point and then prepare to be amazed. I asked her a few questions about what she’s doing and I  really hope you’ll find her answers both inspiring and helpful. Enjoy!



1) Tell us a few words about yourself and the art you're practicing.
I'm Talty, I live in Mexico and I'm studying university. I love cats, food and miniatures! My work revolves around polymer clay, I mostly do miniature food but I also do jewelry and I'm trying to expand into different figurines.

:bi
PE Interview with =agnes-cecileSilvia is, without any doubt, one of the most marking figures of this site. Many thousands love her works and some artists consider her to be the role model of their artistic life. Instead of rambling about how she is a popular figure of this site, i decided to show you what other people think of her.
Green-EyedGhost says: "Her art is inspiring, emotional, brilliant, incredible, indescribable. Her every single work is what actually can be called art. She always inspires me, she is the most amazing artist I've ever seen in my life!"

airheadOMer completes: "...she has a brilliant and copious use of color. All her work is very intricate and lavish while remaining fairly luminous and simple. It has a wonderful flow to it and is, basically, quite beautiful. She has ineffable talent and her work shows that."
With this being said, let's see what agnes-cecile has to say!
You are a very succ
PE Interview with *SoulOfDavid and *mashamaklautDavid is an amazingly talented artist who works wonders using only editing programs... With Photoshop, he portraits some of the most famous celebrities in a way that makes you wonder, are these really paintings, or photographs?

Maria is one of the artists that made themselves noticed on this site through their hard work and incredible attention to details. Her works, both digital and photographic, are of the highest quality. 
These great artists have something in common: they both used to paint traditionally and now they both adopted the digital style. Let's meet them :heart:


You are both successful artists, what do you believe are your most important qualities that made you stand out?
David: I think my style. I'm using Photoshop CS6. It's a new technique, not mentioning my e
PE Interview with =Aida-ArtInna is a young talented artist who paints... digitally! Her personal quote is "Impossible... but doable" and this can also be seen in her works, where she achieves pure awesomeness!


You are a very successful artist, what do you believe are your most important features that made you pop out of the crowd?
That’s a tough one  Personally I think the most important thing is that you need to love what you’re creating. Always put your heart and soul in your creations and make them for yourself, not for public. 

What do you want to express through your artworks? What inspires you the most?
The answer is really simple – my soul. I always express my vision of beauty through my artworks. Beauty is everywhere and I capture it the way I see it. 

In your opinion, the quality of your art depends more
PE Interview with ~ScorpionEntityIulian is an inspiring photographer that i had the honour of meeting in real life. He's on deviantART for more than 6 years now and i got him to answer us a few questions, so you can meet him too!


You are a very successful artist, what do you believe are your most important features that made you pop out of the crowd?
I don't consider myself talented, I practice a lot and still try to improve. First of all, I started photography by doing lots and lots of shot, and those got the attention of the public I might say. In time, I've perfected the concepts, editing, composition etc, but the idea still stands.
I try to do something different with all shots, and the photo sessions to be different from one another.

What do you look for in your models? What qualities do you appreciate the most in them?
Expression is the key to success. Also, the eyes. I believe the eyes are the d
PE Interview with =jane-beataI won't even try figure out how to present Jana, because, as her friend, my opinion only may not impress you, so i'm going to present to you what others think of her and her art:
13-realpeople-42-333: "She makes some of the best art pieces I've ever seen. Really inspiring."
Marts-NZ: "Her work is just amazing, i love coming back to see the immense beauty she creates."

InsomniaSquared: "Her art makes me feel like I've been kicked in the face by a unicorn dancing in a meadow of pansies and fairies. What I meant to say is: really excellent art!" (this is the most original comment i've ever read!)
Aside from praising her amazing skills and works, i will add that she's also a wonderful person, kind and involved with the community, always wanting to spread the dA love to everyone she meets.


First, please introduce yourself to those that might not know you yet.
Interview with ~yuriko-shirouMargarita is a mexican artist that has amazing skills and talent towards traditional art! Her works are brilliant and deserve a closer look, it would be a shame not to stop by to see the works she put so much soul into.


First, please introduce yourself to those that might not know you yet.
Hi everyone! It’s a pleasure, my name is Margarita Luna but I prefer to be named Yuriko. I’m 25 years old, I’m mexican and I am an illustrator. I’m working to be an art professor someday and to do art books as well. Painting and illustration are my biggest passions and I wish to dedicate my whole life to them. 

You are a very successful artist, what do you believe are your most important features that made you pop out of the crowd?
Thanks, I still don’t consider myself successful, so it’s a little difficult to answer but imagining I could be, I c
Interview with *MadspeitersenMads Peitersen is a professional digital artist that lives in Denmark. His gallery consists of unique artworks, so i advise you to make him a visit after reading what he has to say!


First, please introduce yourself to those that might not know you yet.
My name is Mads Peitersen. I am 33 years old and I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. Early in my life I quit highschool in order to pursue an education in Animation, Illustration and Art. Since then I have been working with everything, from Creating art for animation, Tv Series and movies, computer games titles to advertising. Right now I am working for Tactile Entertainment, creating iPhone and Android games. It is very fulfilling and I really love doing it :) It brings out the kid in me, sharpens my creative mind.

You are a very successful artist, what do you believe are your most important features that made y
Interview with *KaduflyerDavid is a Designer/Illustrator – Sculptor – Special Makeup Effects artist. His resume is impressive and diverse: he worked on Clash of the Titans (Senior Sculptor – Creature design), Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Sculptor and painter props), Dr Who Series 6 (Sculptor – Creature design – Make up application), Nintendo (Trainee – Puppeteer) and many, many other amazing films and projects. WOW! He's a well refined artist and as popular as he is, he is still a kind and modest person. Let's find more about him and his amazing work from the interview below! 


First, please introduce yourself to those that might not know you yet.
My name is Dave Bonneywell, I’m from England and for the past 20 years I have worked as a professional special make up effects artist for film and TV. 


You are a very successful art
Interview Puzzle    Hello fellow deviants! It's been a long time and no articles for this wonderful project from my part, so i decided it's time to pop up with something new! My last articles here were in fact interviews and since i'm told you love the artists i interview, i thought: why not bring you more within the same article? But not whole interviews, that wouldn't be original and would be way too long, wouldn't it? Instead i will bring you one artist per question and two of their representative works. Enjoy!

    The-Longfall-of-1979: Tell us, what defines you as a person?


   That is a good question. I don’t believe it is any one skill or trait that defines me — however I’ve made the best effort to listen to my life and see the mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it — no less than in the excitement and gladness. I’ve learned that for an artist, it

For more exposure of your art: 

Great Honor


I had the great honour to be painted by my dear friend jane-beata's talented hands... TWICE!
Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara

Timebomb, watercolor portrait speed painting by jane-beataCristina by jane-beataCloseup by jane-beata
Cristina by jane-beataCloseup by jane-beataTimebomb, watercolor portrait speed painting by jane-beata

Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara
Go show her some love and also check out her awesome community projects and her group for traditional art!

My dA milestones




















Joined deviantART - December 8th 2006

Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara

Seniority - December 14th 2011

Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara

Deviousness Award - March 1st 2013

Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara

Shining Star Of DeviantART - March 26th 2013

Shining Stars Of Deviantart by ArtByCher

Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara

So sweet Award - May 1st 2013

So-sweet-award by mirz-alt

Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara

Angel without Wings Award - September 21st 2013

Angel without Wings Award by Nameda



I am truly humbled by your amazing support, thank you! :iconlovesqueeplz:






dA love for everyone! #127

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 30, 2015, 7:27 AM


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I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!


Interviewed artist: Natan-Estivallet :iconnatan-estivallet:

:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.
I'm a very common person, I work as a physician and teacher (epidemiology), and dedicate myself to art in the weekends.


:bulletyellow: How did you find out about deviantART and why did you join the community?
I found it navigating on the internet, and I joined the community to show my art and make new friends.


:bulletyellow: When and how did you discover your passion for art?
In my childhood. At first it was music, later on, when I was in my twenties, I discovered painting.


Green Landscape by Natan-Estivallet

:bulletyellow: What inspires you the most and when do you think your creativity is at its maximum?
Nature is my major inspiration: trees, rivers, sunsets, sunrises, and my creativity is at its maximum when I am most relaxed and mind free.


:bulletyellow: What do you think you'd be doing if you hadn't chosen this path?
Probably I would work with people, maybe psychology.


:bulletyellow: What do you think it's your most meaningful deviation and what makes it special? Does it have a story behind it?
It is Beige Landscape. I think the glow of light and the mood, the overall atmosphere and the somewhat tonalistic style makes this painting special to me. When I painted it I wasn't aware how much I appreciate tonalism, and nowadays I know it so it was a beautiful start in this style.


Summer Afternoon by Natan-Estivallet

:bulletyellow: Do you have any insecurities regarding your art?
Well, who doesn't? But I think I can tell when a work isn't good enough to show to other people. I have a friend that destroys with a knife (!) the canvas he painted and didn't like the final result! I'm not so radical! :D


:bulletyellow: Did art ever helped you to deal with your life problems?
Yes, for sure! Art makes us better persons and it is a relieve to our daily life problems.


:bulletyellow: What is the one thing you always wanted to do but never got a chance to?
I'm not that young and not that old, so I think I have more things to do in life, but I'm satisfied at the moment.


Sunrise I by Natan Estivallet by Natan-Estivallet

:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?
Please make art throughout your lives! Art is something that can help us - artists and public - in many ways. Besides pleasure and beauty, art can be used therapeutically in many ways, and there are a lot of scientific articles showing evidence in therapeutical trials. Warm hugs from Brazil!


Simple Stuff by Natan-EstivalletWatercolour Landscape 2014 by Natan Estivallet by Natan-EstivalletYellow day by Natan-Estivallet


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dA love for everyone! #126

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 21, 2015, 6:58 AM


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I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!


Interviewed artist: ChaosFissure :iconchaosfissure:

:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.
While I believe that mostly everything I've encountered has shaped who I am on some level, I think that my pursuit of knowledge, desire to push the boundaries of what I can do, and desire to help out others are my most defining characteristics.


:bulletyellow: How did you find out about deviantART and why did you join the community?
I don't recall how exactly I discovered DA; I was just starting exploration of digital artwork and wanted a place I could host artwork and perhaps interact with other artists, and I believe that someone recommended this website to me.

It was a while before I actually started being more involved in the artistic community due to personal commitments that ate up a lot of my time.  It's hard for me not to be seriously involved with something and refrain from being active in the community, so once I had more time, I started checking out the website more and discovered some really cool looking fractal artwork.  After looking around for resources and ways to interact with other artists, I learned about the chatrooms and saw a few links to #Aposhack, at which point I began visiting that chatroom and pursuing fractal artwork. Since then, I've been trying to give back to the fractal community for the help it gave me when I started out.


:bulletyellow: When and how did you discover your passion for art?
First off, I apologize for the long wall of text, but there is some backstory necessary in my opinion.

When I was in elementary school, I developed a growing hatred of artwork because it was nothing more than a popularity contest and an assumed application of conformity.  One of the most obvious examples of this was during a study in "pointillism" shading where the teacher yelled at me for tapping my pencil on the paper for "making too much noise." There were many examples besides this where trying to inject my personality into artwork caused scorn, but this is one of the most relevant examples that was directly fueled by ADHD -- I was enjoying every second of making something, regardless of how silly it was, because I was able to keep my whole mind occupied while doing so.  In being consistently told that I shouldn't do what I enjoyed doing because it annoyed the teacher, I became very cold and turned off by artwork for years, as I didn't have any vested interest in something that appeared to seemingly detest nonconformity and my own being.

I don't know when exactly this changed, but for a good deal of years I had worked in administrative positions in forums and had some friends who made signatures and avatars for members, including myself.  I recall asking how they went about doing so at one point, and was given some tutorials, a link to GIMP, and had many conversations with them about creating digital artwork.  I found it to be very interesting, but didn't take it seriously for a fair amount of time.  I became interested in 3D abstract artwork as well, as the wild geometry and colors fascinated me, and eventually saw some fractal artwork while browsing DA and really was captivated by how it looked.  From that point onward, I started pursuing fractal artwork, and found fractal artwork to be able to engage my mind entirely.

That wasn't enough, however.  After working with fractal artwork for a while, I noticed that there were a large number of fractals created using rigid combinations of certain variations in specific ways, and wanted to come up with my own style that that would be both visually interesting, different, and flexible to work with.  Ironically, an unsuccessful string of attempts to recreate a fractal someone made (which I now know of it as a "terdragon") formed the basic techniques I use to create most of my artwork now.


Phoenix Queen by ChaosFissure

:bulletyellow: What inspires you the most and when do you think your creativity is at its maximum?
My own mind is the greatest source of inspiration that I have at the moment, as it makes most of the executive decisions behind my artwork and demands to be injected into what I create.  It has a desire to see "epic" scenes, as I unfortunately have not the ability or time to pursue drawing, as much as I would love doing so.  Texture, color, lighting, and depth, in that order, are artistic elements that I strive to incorporate in my artwork.

That is not to say that there are numerous factors that I pull from -- nature, fire, music, and video games -- but if my mind doesn’t want to do something, I generally am at a dead standstill until I am able to get it interested again.  When it feels that it is on a roll, I have trouble stopping myself from getting things done and will go stir-crazy until I can get to a point where my mind will release me from doing so.


:bulletyellow: What do you think you'd be doing if you hadn't chosen this path?
Hah. I honestly don't know. I feel that there's so much I am able to accomplish and pick up (especially during that point in my life) that, if I didn't pursue this, what I could be doing is anyone's guess.


:bulletyellow: What do you think it's your most meaningful deviation and what makes it special? Does it have a story behind it?
Much of my artwork has a story behind it and holds meaning to me.  I don't really have a favorite per say: there's some things I really enjoy looking at, and some things that I don't enjoy as much.  

With as much as I consider the chaos of my mind an integral part of creating artwork, Fissure of Chaos is probably where I'd start: "...I've always had a goal of making a piece of artwork that I'd call somewhat fitting of my username.  Pretty silly goal, but nonetheless one that I think I've been able to address...It contains all my favorite color combinations (fire, blues, purples), has textures, contrast, saturation, blurs, and is highly active and abstract.

Remember means a lot to me personally as well, perhaps more so, as it was a turning point in my own stylistic exploration with fractal artwork.  It's the first of the "paint-like" style I have used liberally since creating it, and additionally was an exploration with softer, non ultra-saturated and contrasted colors.


Runic Neutralization by ChaosFissure

:bulletyellow: Do you have any insecurities regarding your art?
I'd be lying if I said I didn't. Recently, I've probably been a bit too obsessive over framing...to the point where I think that some of my newer stuff looks downright awful.  I'm intimately familiar with the artwork I create and ways I create it, so sometimes I obsess over the technicalities moreso than appreciate its appeal from an abstracted viewpoint, so the hardest part is letting myself detach my dislike for elements in what I produce long enough to find elements I like and even out the balance between them.


:bulletyellow: Did art ever helped you to deal with your life problems?
It's a distraction.  It's stress relief.  It's not something I'm intending to do to put food on the table, as I'm currently getting a computer science degree (for video game design).  It definitely is a way I manage stress and keep my mind distracted from overloading, not to mention keep it engaged in doing something to sate my hyperactivity.


:bulletyellow: What is the one thing you always wanted to do but never got a chance to?
If it's related to artwork, I've always wanted to be able to do digital painting.  If it can be unrelated entirely, as strange as it sounds, I want to ride an ATV in some beautiful, picturesque location that allows me to roam freely.  And with a camera too :D


Phased Cardinality by ChaosFissure

:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?
There are a few things I would want to say.  

1)  Ask questions, and don't consider anyone unapproachable unless you have learned otherwise.  I have learned many things from asking questions to people -- and some people go out of their way to be helpful.  You could miss out on a lot by not asking, and there's a lot more to gain than to lose by doing so.  Some people even enjoy being able to help out and see others thrive...

2)  Look for joy in the little things. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't set a few large goals, but if you don't enjoy the small things that you're able to do when creating artwork (be it use of colors in certain areas in your artwork, how shapes flow, or otherwise), then you're missing out on ways to build up confidence on your own that allow you to tackle larger projects and be ambitious in your own right.

3)  Don't be afraid to try new things -- or to empirically imitate qualities in artwork that you like.  Bear in mind that it takes some amount of time to learn anything, so be patient as you are trying to do this.

4)  When you first are trying something new, try to break it down into parts:

- "What do I want to accomplish by learning this?"
- "What do I want to learn?"

Note that there are multiple things that can go into each section, but the key point of this is to force separation between what you eventually want to do with the steps required to get there. Focus on what you want to learn, but do not let your desire to accomplish something with it interfere with learning it!


Landing Party by ChaosFissureCore Sublimation by ChaosFissureThe Cold by ChaosFissure


About drowning

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 14, 2015, 1:01 PM



    Have you ever been close to drowning? Do you even know how it looks when a person is drowning?
Earlier today i was reading an article stating that the second cause of accidental death among people under the age of 15 is drowning. I don't know if this is correct, but even if it isn't, drowning is still in the top 5. It also talked about how some kids drown right next to their parents who are not aware of what is actually happening. Initially i thought "well, ignorant parents, how could they not notice?" then my brain dug up an 18 years old memory of a 7 years old me nearly drowning at a hand's reach of my father.
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    We were playing in belly-deep water for me (so it was probably between knee and hip for him). Not deep enough to drown in, right? Wrong! I loved to cannonball a lot and it was all fun and games until one day while doing this i couldn't sync my breathing to his amazingly fast throwing ability. I missed a breath while he threw me in the water and when he grabbed me to lift me and throw me again i gasped for air. I didn't manage to get half a breath. When i got on my feet and put my head out of the water i screamed. I screamed when i was thrown back, but he thought i was just happy with all the splashing and playing. Back into the water. Pulled out, then thrown again. This time i didn't scream, i couldn't anymore. I watched my trip to the water like it was though someone else's eyes and there was no sound at all. I remember i closed my eyes on impact and i opened them underwater.

    I was in a squatting position and it was all so beautifully serene. The water was crystal clear like you would see in a dream photograph. Time slowed down. I watched the bubbles coming out of my mouth, dancing in front of my eyes, rising through strands of my hair to the surface just 10 cm above my head. I couldn't move, nor did i want to. My hands were lazily floating in front of my eyes, fitting perfectly in this calm scene and the hair moved so beautifully slow it was actually like watching it in slow-slow motion. It was just so peaceful. I felt peaceful. I continued to watch this scene, to wonder about the bubbles, my hands and hair and the crystal clear water. I was aware of the position i was in but i just didn't want to get up. It didn't even crossed my mind to do this. I felt no pain, i felt no need for air. It was like i belonged there, like a fish. What a beautiful reality i was living.

    It was then when i felt two strong hands pulling me from my serene world, disturbing my peace. I was angry. I closed my eyes and didn't open them until i was standing on my own feet, with the water reaching my belly again. I almost felt angry for a split second that i was disturbed. Then i got back to the real-reality and i realized that just moments ago i was drowning. I looked up at my father and said:
    "- I almost drowned. Didn't you see me drowning?
    - When? He asked with a very confused look on his face.
    - Just now.
    - What? No, i just thought you were diving."

    I loved diving and exploring underwater, but i don't think i ever stood still while doing it. He continued to look confused and thought i made a bad joke. I didn't insist, i just got out of the water and never played this game again. I don't know for how long i was under water, it felt like minutes to me, but i'm sure it was a lot less than that. If you encounter any mistakes in any of my texts, past, present or future, know it all is from the brain damage i got that day. Lol, kidding and feeling lucky to be able to joke about it today.
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    I described this particular scene in so much detail to get you close to what i actually felt and saw. Drowning isn't like in the movies, with a lot of screaming and flailing your arms around like you're on fire. It isn't like this at all, you don't scream because all you want is to breath and you can't do that while screaming (people rarely scream in this situation and even when they do, it's only for a very short time, like in my case). Screaming is a waste of time and energy and people can barely see your struggle because it mostly happens underwater. This fighting instinct doesn't last long either. Drowning is mostly silent. If you see anyone who is too peaceful and still, intervene immediately. It's better to interrupt someone from diving/whatever they are doing rather than letting them drown because you think they are safely enjoying themselves. Just my two cents.

    Have you experienced something similar? I'm curious how it was for you.
    Meanwhile, take care of you and those around you :heart:


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Journal Entry: Sun Jun 14, 2015, 7:45 AM


Western gods by XiaoBotong
My Dreams are Underwater by DreoilinThe lonely deer. by StrefaZamknieta
RIP Christopher Lee by MaxGreckeHaphephobia/ Chirophilia by Saturns-Child
Cowboys by FranklinChanMata ne - Speedpaint video #6 by Daikazoku63her majesty by AgnieszkaOsipa
Phidippus toro by ColinHuttonPhotoi tried masking fluid lD by Amika-theonenonly
Highelven queen winter costume - 2015 by LenoraGewandungenYoung Marilyn by Joanna-Vu
Paper Art: Sweet Little Yuka by WyntrelliaBird Study 6 Day #6 by AngelGanev
Waiting For The Night by KizukiTamuraFern the Teacup Fawn by RikerCreatures
Beric Faolimhor by Bad-DragonJack White by ElaRaczykRock On by luluha
Saruman by ArtofOkanmango lassi with saffron and rose water by Pokakulka
Lara Croft by StarbitCosplayFemale warrior by duongquocdinh
Bounce by DreoilinNostalgia 2 by PaulinaAPCI'm a kid now, I'm a squid now! by lilibz
Sissi by aufzehengehenKay and Gerda by Last-Valentine
Armadillo by leopardcorgiRainbow Chubby Owls by Pwyllo
Rose-colored by akimiiThe Storm.. by WelshDragonStockNArtAstrid Hofferson by Aoime
Silver Whitemark Poseable Fox by Nakomii
The Great Grey Owl and the Angry Crows by hummbuzzEquus Ferus I by LidiaVives
Jasmine I by XViolaceaBourgeville - Downtown -Clocktower Plaza  by artaholic-artem
L'Apparue. by ElfyahKhajiit on a horse #2 - Elder Scrolls Online by Folkenstal
A Face Amongst The Flames by vishstudioSchiffbruch by karpfinchenThe cold Georgian girl in hot Portuguese red by ZWIR
Dark Night by Essorille
Sophia by NickSachosJust Another Pretty Face v3 by charlotvanhAfter Storm by amrodel
Oil Painting: portrait 2 by Lu0renFor Sale - Octavia by HollyIvyDesigns
Boudoir by SabienDeMoniaOne after 909 by PonthosII
Daria by SnezhanaMorozovaPink and White by CheshFire
Prepotent - 1991 by andresbestardmaggio
Cottontail Rabbit Mask by merimaskMister Bean by jbillustration
Effusion by hicherrycutie in pink~ [kp] by SaracaaRoseate by Queen-Kitty
Valerie by DenisaKcAna Luiza | C024 | 11HT | 90N4 by c-edward
Bern by dasTOKHydrangea by Mars-Hill
lights away. by sollenafotografieBeside the river. by Phototubby
MadHe sits.
Never moving.
Never blinking.
Staring at the stark white wall in front of him.
His face, expressionless.
His eyes, glazed.
His mind, gone.
This man, has gone mad.
Madness, a Word derived from another so different in definition.
Or, pErhaps not.
Perhaps it's definition is quite fitting.
After all mAdness, it's derivative is mad.
Mad, to feel angeR.
To feEl rage.
But, what is rage?
Rage, anger, are just blanket emotions for things much deeper.
Things such as sorrow, regret, and hurt.
So, is mAdness simply an expression of our pain?
After aLl, it only takes so much pain to drive a man mad.
Is it truLy insanity?
Or is it what we must resort to in order to cope with the agony life has dealt us?
So I ask you now.
Is this man truly mad?
Or is it that he has nothing left?
And has chosen the most sane option to continue existing?
I ask you.
Is it mad to continue gripping on the thing you love most?
To cling to the memories of love lost?
To reminisce and dream of days past?
Knowing t
     Barbed WireThe barbed wire wrapped around my heart
Strangles me deep inside.
The fact that I'm still living
Is the only evidence that I've tried.
I've tried so hard to love again,
To live a happy life,
But it seems as if my efforts
Only drive me into strife.
My love has nowhere to go
For there's no one willing to share it.
After so long of being alone
I don't know how much longer I can bear it.
With every single biting word,
With each cutting edge,
The barbed wire wrapped around my heart
Cuts deeper into my flesh.
My heart is in tattered shreds.
There's almost nothing left.
With hearts so willing to cast out love,
It'll be easy to forget.
     cont.you are not a locked box.
[cont]ain/six words
cannot control 
emotions spilling
you are painfully:
human at core
not crafted 
glass/silver
you are not the cube
emotive
testing testing testing
1
 2
  3
you are a work in progress
you are
[to be cont.]

Remember Me?I hear the strum of the chord. 
Sweat is slick on my wrist, and trailing down the small of my back.
The crowd is silent, all of their breathing stalled waiting for that one lyric.
That one opening.
Our eyes catch, electric blue flashing onto my deep chestnut orbs.
The fireplace in my heart roaring.
"This is the moment."
My aura flickered over my body.
Sing with me.
Scream, go the fans.
Keep playing, Keep playing.
One more step ahead of Nirvana.
One more chord until euphoria.
Each BATTER, BANG, POW! of our instruments ingraining the early seeds of nostalgia.
"When we die, we will live on through this."
The lightening erupting around OUR stage, zapping along in a constant chain in the crowd.
Come on, now! With more feeling!!!
You're all chanting our names.
Neon chalk on concrete is where we started.
Yet we are finishing here.
The final chapter.
I rotate my head, and with a flick wrist movement, I write my signature.
"I wasn't just the only one here."
Our skin continued
     acquiescence.The marketplace is empty today.
The only sound to deliver it from the echoing silence of solitariness is the infrequent songs that ring from the highest tree branches; a chorus constituted of the few birds that had decided to remain behind for the cold Embresian winter. They are privileged, far more so than the woman that hurries on through the ghost town, to be able to flit away at danger’s call. Her duty binds her in inescapable chains, and the scars that mar the body that might have been beautiful at some point define the proof of such.
She edges in through the crowd, muttering occasional apologies that are lost in the clamor to those around her; a cricket to a thunderstorm. The few that hear her whispers glimpse her for but a heartbeat before they turn to whisper to their nearest neighbors, buzzing and speculating about her identity.
They are awarded their answer when she moves forth to join the sovereigns in the center of the square.
They watch her approach, and she begins t
     I'm Homefor the sake of every tear that i've cried for happiness
i've gone on a journey in search of myself
look - now i have a real smile
i know this one suits me much better
the morning these days are bright and sunny
but for some reason they irritate me
rather than waiting for a love that i know will come
with the changing of seasons, i'll have hope
i needed someone who would come and save me
so i saved myself
for the sake of every tear that i've cried for happiness
i've gone on a journey in search of myself
everyone has a treasure beating inside their hearts
i will never forget the meaning of their joy
look - now i have a real smile
i know this one suits me much better
with this new path comes new decisions
and i don't mind being confused with them
i needed someone who would always love me
so i began to love myself
for the sake of every smile i've faked to cover sadness
i've gone on a journey to become stronger
everyone feels that pain forged from their pasts
i will always remember those f



dA love for everyone! #125

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 10, 2015, 11:12 AM


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I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!


Interviewed artist: noukka :iconnoukka:

:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.
Woah, this is one difficult question! I think it would be my duality, which includes indecisiveness and liking completely opposite things. Everyone has a different role and show a different part of their personality in different situations and company, so I guess duality suits that as well. (I did a small self-exploring project once, so this answer doesn't come from nowhere haha, otherwise I'd probably never think of it)


:bulletyellow: How did you find out about deviantART and why did you join the community?
Ooh, that is ages ago! I was 13 (now 22) and stumbled upon some photographers here. At the time I wrote poetry so I made an account to publish that, but moved to photography and a new account not all that long after.


:bulletyellow: When and how did you discover your passion for art?
Same story as above actually, or at least, for photography. I guess since I was already writing poetry, my passion for art is from before that. I'm not sure actually, but I do remember always answering the question "what do you want to be when you grow up" with "art teacher". I'd still like to teach at some point in my life, I think.


Overview by noukka

:bulletyellow: What inspires you the most and when do you think your creativity is at its maximum?
Music, emotions, people and my surroundings inspire me most. But also fellow artists and what they accomplish is very inspiring to me. I'm not sure about my creativity's maximum (I hope that's still in the future for me), but my best ideas often come to me when I'm biking (to school, work, friends, whatever). Biking is such an automatic thing to me, that my thoughts can just go free (except when I hit a red traffic light).


:bulletyellow: What do you think you'd be doing if you hadn't chosen this path?
I'd either be studying Psychology or studying to be a teacher. I'd probably be writing more instead of doing photography, but I guess I'll still be creating, I don't think I can do otherwise.


:bulletyellow: What do you think it's your most meaningful deviation and what makes it special? Does it have a story behind it?
Hmm, this one is hard because I'm missing a lot of work in my gallery here because I favored Flickr during my Project 365... But I think it would be Distance.
It's about my family; because my mother is Danish, my dad has always traveled a lot and my sisters live abroad, I have always been going all over the place. I've never known anything else, but it can still be hard to not have your loved ones close, and that's what this photo is about. How you can be far away, yet still connected.


Spiderwebs by noukka

:bulletyellow: Do you have any insecurities regarding your art?
Oh of course! I'm insecure about my photos quite a lot, I think. From not being sure what genre I'd like to do, to not being sure if I should post a certain work. It's not really specific things, just being insecure in general. But I can also be proud while being insecure, so it still sort of works. I just have to push myself to keep experimenting, keep creating.


:bulletyellow: Did art ever helped you to deal with your life problems?
Yes! Definitely. My photos are often very personal and deal with my own insecurities or worries. I definitely use art to express myself, to cope with things. It's also helped me with being less shy, because I've gotten to know many amazing artists, and it has made me a lot more social and less afraid of starting conversations.


:bulletyellow: What is the one thing you always wanted to do but never got a chance to?
I'd love to do a shoot with a full team. I haven't yet, but I'm working on some ideas and building up a network of MUA's, models and stylists so that I can, one day.


The Lioness Inside of You by noukka

:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?
Keep creating. And don't expect inspiration to always come to you, sometimes you'll have to go out and get it!


Looking in from the dark by noukkaLittle red by noukkaJanuary 2014 by noukka


Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
lintu47 always demonstrates unquestionable selflessness in her
outstanding commitment to helping others throughout our community.
Cristina has put her heart and soul into her DeviantArt experience, and has
inspired many deviants to follow the same path, spreading positivity through
creativity on a daily basis. It's without a doubt that we get a warm and fuzzy
feeling as we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2013 to lintu47
-awarded March 2013

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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
You're lovely! :hug:
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LidiaVives Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thx for the fav!! :D <3 

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Tackling hug 
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You are amazing. :heart: I love you, sis. :huggle: 
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Stettafire Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama:)
You ahve a lovely gallery:)
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