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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 popoks
by lintu47
popoks 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."

PandaLannee: "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

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dA love for everyone! #102

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 24, 2014, 3:27 AM


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As the title suggests, this news article’s goal is to spread the dA love into everyone’s heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. This time we'll have a double interview. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!


Interviewed artists: Hamish-Frost :iconhamish-frost: and znmystery :iconznmystery:

:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.

Hamish-Frost: That's a bit of a hard one, i really have no idea.

znmystery: I'm an artist. I paint in oils and watercolor, also I make needle felted dolls which shown on the dA. So I can say that my art defines me.

:bulletyellow: How did you find out about deviantART and why did you join the community?

Hamish-Frost: I don't remember how i found it, i guess i was clicking link after link watching beautiful art, and i think the reason i joined was "Hey, i could upload my photos here!"

znmystery: I was looking for inspiration and find dA. Then I thought: "Hey, it’s a good way to show my works online!"

:bulletyellow: When and how did you discover your passion for art?

Hamish-Frost: Passion for making it, 16 or 17. Maybe a bit later.

znmystery: That was since childhood. I can’t remember a time when i didn’t love drawing or making something strange from all that were found near.

without even breathing. by Hamish-Frost

:bulletyellow: What inspires you the most and when do you think your creativity is at its maximum?

Hamish-Frost: Everything, i mean literally everything, there's no specifications.

znmystery: Mostly it’s nature. But when it’s not enough, books and films help me get the inspiration.

:bulletyellow: What do you think you'd be doing if you hadn't chosen this path?

Hamish-Frost: Professional asshole.

znmystery: I don’t know, really. I can’t imagine my days without art.

:bulletyellow: What do you think it's your most meaningful deviation and what makes it special? Does it have a story behind it?

Hamish-Frost: Rarely there are stories behind my work, and i don't think i have a special one.

znmystery: Sad brown bear i think. It was my first finished work in the needle felting technique. What about story... I made it until was waiting my friend from a long work trip. So all my emotions are reflected in it.

baby octopus by znmystery

:bulletyellow: Do you have any insecurities regarding your art?

Hamish-Frost: None at all.

znmystery: Of course. I often feel i need to do better, but i think it’s normal for every artist.

:bulletyellow: Did art ever helped you to deal with your life problems?

Hamish-Frost: Well, yes. Both by being audiane and making it.

znmystery: All the time. I put all my emotions into my crafts.

:bulletyellow: What is the one thing you always wanted to do but never got a chance to?

Hamish-Frost: Can't think of any right now.

znmystery: To have more time. Maybe to devote one year of my live to travel, art and making crafts.

Leviathan. by Hamish-Frost

:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?

Hamish-Frost: I really have nothing to say, i'm not good with words (i'm sure you figured out that much by now!).

znmystery: Don’t be lazy. If you want to grow, become a professional you need to work hard.

dachshund by znmysteryheavenly. by Hamish-Frosthedgehog by znmystery




Photography Feature


Brothers by KiwiTakeFlightRiver v.4 by bwaworgaSakura, Tomoyo and the Festival Season by vaxzone
Sugar Cane by LadyLemonneSoul Eater by MOIberryReach for the Milky Way by iNeedChemicalX



Traditional Feature


Dipped in Gold by Lucky978'Streak of Pink' Oil on Canvas by Robert Hagan by robert-haganNobody Sees Us by rennOBPOilpainting by Joyfool
'Valley Bolt' - Oil on Canvas by Robert Hagan by robert-haganThe phantom of the opera by scarlet-moon1Snow Wolves. by Aisha-Autumn



Digital Feature


A Unicorn by lundqvistHorses rush by daRozChameleon by djreko
Deception by RGUS. by zwxARTPaper Boats by PascalCampionUtopia by jerry8448



Literature Feature

sunday sleepsick,
thinking about calling out
of work tomorrow if this continues.
you haven't texted back,
i guess they're keeping you
late tonight.
i am lying in bed, where we have
loved and made love -
where we have cried and play-fought.
there are so many intangible pieces
of you tangled in my sheets and
staining my mattress, millions of
atoms and dust mites and cells,
so many so that for once i wish
they would all come together
and form a tangible you.
(but only so i could whisper
into your neck and hold you
in the dark universe of my room.)
for now, i have your shirt.
the one i've had for months.
it doesn't smell like your skin anymore,
but it smells like your deodorant and
belonging. it smells like comfort
and coming down from the heights
of orgasm, like love and hurt and
years to be.
i miss you -
- please spend the night with me.
.I tattooed your name
across my heart but
I told the artist
don't go too deep,
these things don't
last forever, you know.
WhispersI am smeared...
...across your lips and mouth.
Slandered by a snake with scales like flesh.
Your eyes blister...
...they ignite and extinguish my fire.
Cursed by a cat with a tongue-like tail.
My blood burns...
...as you thread your talons through it.
Kissed by a corpse with fangs named Fear.

AsthmaHis apartment is an aquarium
but he needs a birdcage;
his lungs are shivering,
breath stuck like cold molasses
in his lungs. Sheets ragged as his
breathing tangle around the bed,
white waves surging, cresting,
drowning.
His inhaler is in a shoebox
with the other mementos of 1976;
a bicentennial quarter, a flatcap
from his paperboy days, and a letter
from Sally Keepers, whose kiss
left him so breathless
he mistook it for an attack.
He’s in that Chevrolet
again, knees knocking the backseat,
fighting to breathe, inhaler lost
somewhere on the floorboard
and she’s kissing him, drowning
him, and he can’t get enough air
but he can’t get enough of her either,
blonde locks lashing with electric
current like a defibrillator
trying to get his heartbeat back to normal.
He rummages around the shoebox
until he finds the inhaler
and presses the trigger,
sighing to himself. It never
could have worked; she tasted like
cigarettes.
All of Youacrylic paint crusts over
on the frostbitten razors
of your Armageddon days.
a storm is born every few
seconds in my saltwater lungs
and my mind is caught in
a torrent of just you and
you.
our atoms collide, but
you slip through the
patchworks of my veins
unharmed.
and you're glad that we didn't immerse,
glad that you have the delirious surface world to your disposal.
congratulations, i guess.
you pick a crescent tide
from the mourning aqua
and then tell me i'm out
of my mind.
i think i might be out of
my mind, but this braking
music refuses to let me
slip from its dripping trebles.
i sink under the waves
but find that i can breathe
better than i could in air.
i draw you in with me too.
what use is the ocean if i can't drown?
cease to belight creases the skin of
memories left on my floor
passing hours on oil-slicked cat feet
and at best i have destroyed
the turn of the century, watching
as it moves about face and
saunters down the drive, layered
in inches of dust and snow
i bring families together
the way death does, and push
mine apart with mental illness that
has left lesions on my brain
deeper than the rivers of my childhood,
deeper than my new-found stretch marks
and in the years i spent, perfecting
my addiction to sorrow and melancholia,
i tucked pieces of my sadness into
the envelopes of letters i never sent -
the lipstick and nightly memories
branded into my mind
wavering heat
summer stress,
no heart-beat


   
Group Feature

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AllPoetryIsGolden is the place for you whether you like to write poetry or just read it! This is a group that focuses on poetry and all forms are accepted no matter the language, message, style, or genre!



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MyWeekThroughArt

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 4:19 AM
So sleepy.. by hannord
Waiting for food by xbastex
Sleepy Time by Whisperwings


This was MyWeekThroughArt. How was yours?


dA love for everyone! #101

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 17, 2014, 3:06 AM


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As the title suggests, this news article’s goal is to spread the dA love into everyone’s heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!


Interviewed artist: DugStanat :icondugstanat:

:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.

I am a creator. I love translating my thoughts into physical objects using a few raw materials.

:bulletyellow: How did you find out about deviantART and why did you join the community?

I'm not sure how I first encountered deviantART... probably just while surfing the web. I joined recently because I am transitioning from a paid position to once again being an independent artist, so for the first time in twelve years I need to think about self promotion.

:bulletyellow: When and how did you discover your passion for art?

I am visually oriented, and have always enjoyed creating things and trying to make them look good. I became serious about sculpting in the early nineties, just after school. I was living very cheaply and only working as much as I needed to. I had a lot of free time, and I spent most of it introducing myself to sculpture... it was a good time!

Red Hair Troll by DugStanat

:bulletyellow: What inspires you the most and when do you think your creativity is at its maximum?

I am often inspired by a few words from a song or book, or a fleeting image from life or a movie, and of course from the work of other artists, be it the artists of Oaxaca and Bali, masters such as Bruegel and Bosch, or the wildly diverse talent found on deviantART.

I think my creativity is at its maximum when I am creating. It is very hard to choose a path when you are standing still. Walk, and the path you choose along the way will become your creation.

:bulletyellow: What do you think you'd be doing if you hadn't chosen this path?

Honestly, I have no idea, but I fear I wouldn't be happy.

:bulletyellow: What do you think it's your most meaningful deviation and what makes it special? Does it have a story behind it?

Always my latest creation is the most meaningful! If I like it, it is good evidence I've been spending my time the way I would like. If I don't like it, hopefully I've learned from it.

Dogboy by DugStanat

:bulletyellow: Do you have any insecurities regarding your art?

Of course. It is easy to find enviable talent, especially now with the web. But it is not constructive to dwell on the superiority of others. Work towards the seemingly unattainable by taking reasonable steps.

:bulletyellow: Did art ever helped you to deal with your life problems?

It helps keep me satisfied with my life, so I suppose it helps keep depression at bay.

:bulletyellow: What is the one thing you always wanted to do but never got a chance to?

There are a lot of mildly dangerous things that I would do if I had more courage and less responsibility. I did stick my tongue in a sea anemone, though :).

Adelina's Last Encore by DugStanat

:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?

Thank you for the inspiration your artwork provides! Thank you for the support and encouragement your words provide! And for those who are having trouble... it is all about time well spent... make choices that allow you to spend more time doing your art and progress will follow.

Purple Ghost by DugStanatTattered by DugStanatOde to BFRO by DugStanat




Photography Feature


Slither by Culpeo-FoxRaven Queen... by Muse1908Felicia Fritzl - Heavy Rubber III by BelindaBartznerCrystal - Inhumans - Marvel Comics by WhiteLemon
I have got you stuck on mind by AngelaNorthenRiver v.2 by bwaworgawho has darkness in the heart hands up* by AlicjaRodzik



Traditional Feature


Liska by pamslaatsJellyfish by TooMuchColorI See Fire 2 by eamaneeHermione by Fantaasiatoidab
054 - Red mermaid by Scarlett-AimpyhNIHIL by montiljoDemo of Glowing Mandarin by turningshadowBrennis on Ebay by ShirleysStudio



Digital Feature


Shaolin w by tonyhurstGGB29 by MathiasZameckiBe Like the Birds by Phatpuppyart-Studios
Book cover trilogy 1 by JohnSilvaRise up by El-SteThe Pilgrimage by thecoffeekidquiet calamity by megatruh



Literature Feature

an inventory of beingI go by Sheridan
And a variety of other things.
Sixteen going on twenty-three,
Or at least that’s what my mother says.
I’m shorter than most,
But that’s alright.
I like being close to the earth,
Makes me feel grounded.
The mop on my head is blonde,
And brown and purple
And red.
I like change, when I can control it.
People call me beautiful, say
I have the eyes of green moss,
And the spirit of sunshine,
But I don’t believe them.
(Chronic self-consciousness is to blame.)
I feel like I’m the worst,
So I project a false confidence,
And act like I’m the best.
I am stuck somewhere between
Who I was, who I am,
And who I am meant want to be.
I love the pitter-patter of raindrops,
Especially on the leaves of trees.
I always take my tea with honey,
But never milk.
Spring and fall are my favorite seasons,
They remind me of myself.
Incapable of deciding between cold,
And warm.
Indecisive is my middle name.
I like sketchbooks
And moleskin noteboo
surface tensionyou are something, something, something
wandering the mind as if it’s a hotel made of finches:
the architecture of mazes built to watch the world
crack, crackle and burn
(welcome home, darling,
you’re the first guest that this labyrinth
has seen in quite a while. you’ll need
one stellar ball of yarn, kitten,
to get yourself out of this mess)

I'd march you down these weathered steps
into the sea, if I thought you could swim,
and I'd watch as the ocean took you away
from the walls of rusting appliances
papered with half burned pages
I'd pull you from this madman's palace
into the closest thing to the solace of space
if only you could swim
(but then again, that's precisely
what makes it so tempting
to do it anyways)
let me sing you to sleep,
lull you into a slumber beneath the waves,
for you came here to start a war,
but your horses are dead,
your ship’s burning and
your sputtering salt water-
that’s no war path, my lovely,
it seems that Chiron is d
The final hours of unfinished novelssometimes
it's scary to think about the way
time once wrote my name on its cover
and closed the unfinished novel
at the tip of a train wreck suicide
i wonder why i thought to sit down
and wait for it to return
to write words with a clarity to banish
the shadows following the past's clumsy stumbles
because it was destined to go wrong -
walking across a red string
like a circus freak
that would only collapse when someone tore it
sometimes
its scary to think how we're
surrounded by people who can't bare to live
and settle for merely surviving
like the specks of dust that are brushed away
with dismissive glances and criticism
so i've followed the ink that rolled off pens onto paper
like words rolls off my tongue into thin air
(help me)
i'm stood atop isolated clifftops
at the edge of a suicide -
carving butterflies into novels
that brand flecks of blood on my skin
because sometimes its scary
and sometimes its crazy
to find myself in pieces
that were swept aside like those flecks of dust
(s

-i wanted love
and i didn't find it in the way your hand brushed up and down my spine
or in the forceful manner of your kiss
desecrating the sanctity of my innocence
and leaving bruises on my skin
no, i am not your canvas
you cannot paint me in your lust
or your weighty afflictions
brewing a storm in your mind
i deserved to be loved
not tainted.
An Unfair TradeLoving you was like stepping
into another world, young and
filled with the fragile hope
of new life, blooming with the
intensity of light, that is only
born from never knowing darkness.
It must have been a shock for
you to slip into my world, my
home, and find innocence stripped
down to the bare, rough wood
naivete abandoned by the curb and
the dark hues of cynicism
immaculately brushed onto every wall.
Terrible ThingsI met her in annoyance, in my youth, and in fright.
I'd never asked for love to find me, although I hoped it might…
 
            "Hey, Hank." I felt something warm and terribly small touch my back. "Can I tell you something terrible?"
            "First off, my name's not Hank." I said somberly, not turning. "And no, you can't. Or can you?"
            
             I could practically see her frowning; the thought made me want to smile. "Sheesh. You sound like Mr. Walkins. May I?" she asked, her voice flat. "And besides, what is your name anyway?"
            "It's Harry," I said slowly, "And you're going to lose a finger if you keep poking me.”
 


   
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doodlerTM :icondoodlertm:

RussianTim :iconrussiantim:
HowlI beat the street out of my lungs. Burned
Those pages of salvation until the ink boiled red.
When they finally caught me I cursed every soul still on
Their knees and damned the midnight lamps that
bled through two-faced windows. When they told me
“Son, you have nothing to howl about.”,  My voice
Became a whisper. In the prison they put us in
There are no bars, guards, or machine gun towers.
People come and go like moths to hellfire.
Like mass extinction and funeral pyres.
Not once did I think about escaping.  Until,
The girl in the cell next to mine started screaming. Until
She clawed so deep her arms started breathing. Until
She swallowed that bullet and called it leaving. Until
I finally learned what it really meant to stop bleeding.
I started seeing through the blank pages and white walls.
Underneath it all, different prophets sing the same song.
The greatest minds of my generation weren’t driven to madness.
They were born to it.  Their first breaths
Bricks and MortarI’m fully aware that I’m alive.
And in this life, I find it hard to believe
that I could allow so many nights to
pass unnoticed and unaccompanied.
And in this world where seven billion
souls crawl over one another,
being alone is something of a miracle.  
Vie NoirYou were the promise of regret,
destiny wrapped in an egg shell,
something that temperance would not allow.
And you looked at me with cloudy eyes,
sipping your excuses while choking on tomorrow.
(We were the privileged few that God chose to endure the hopeless)
And you cursed my name while confessing every lie.
My borders grew as you clawed for the limits of absolution.
(We were the privileged few whose skin was hard to pierce)
And you loaded that gun with false bravado and ill intent.
The world was watching as you aimed it at the future.
(We were the privileged few who never forget to empty the chamber)
And you stared into the nothing, hoping to find me there…

saltwaterlungs :iconsaltwaterlungs:
To My Biology TextbookOn page 159 of my biology textbook, it reads,
“...cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells”
as though that could explain everything,
and I thought it did for a time.
But my textbook never warned me
that his skin would pale
to a point where I could see
the blue freight trains
carrying eighteen pills
throughout his frail body.
My textbook never warned me
that his watery irises would freeze over,
that he would hurl insults like knives,
and that he would clench his jaw
as tightly as his fist clenched his wine glass
because the only person to blame is himself,
and he can’t swallow that as easily
as he can the olives in his martinis.
And my textbook never warned me
that it would be this difficult to breathe
because of my acute awareness
that his breaths are limited,
and that there would be nothing I could do
but soldier on searching for that silver lining
clinging to these foreboding thunderheads.
For Two BoysI have imagined
how your hands would feel
playing my piano key spine
and my cello-curved hips,
and how your lips would feel
between the plateau of my shoulder
and the slope of my neck—
I hate myself for it.
I can mouth all of his stories,
read all of his expressions,
and tell you all of his favorites,
as if he is the language
I have spent years studying.
I don’t even know
your father’s name
or your favorite season,
and some girl could have
the lines in your hands,
freckles on your face,
and baritone of your voice
memorized and playing
on repeat in her mind.
Even though our class swears
that we’re madly in love,
I have not once wondered
what flavor his lips carry
or how his body would feel
pressed firmly against mine.
I don’t even deserve you
in my wildest fantasies
if she knows you like I know
Shakespeare’s sonnets
and Plath’s poetry.
Sometimes I’m afraid
that when he catches my eye
from across the crowded class,
it’s because he wan
UnfathomableI have been told that my eyes
are like someone bottled you up
and poured your color into my irises.
Sure, it’s a lovely compliment,
but I am not you.
You are a child playing dress-up
with your sister’s coats and frocks
because you want to be something bigger;
and she’s sweltering with jealousy
that you can wear those grays and blues
better than she ever could.
You are an angst-ridden teen
who dyed and spiked her hair
to hear her mother scream,
and no matter how many times
she tells you that your boyfriend
is a washed up good-for-nothing,
you keep coming back to kiss the shoreline
because you think that his love feels right.
You are a middle-aged mother
glancing over her shoulder
to check for those nosy neighbors
while putting up your new windowpanes
of sapphire stained glass to cloak
those blistering waves that occupy
your pristine, picket fence house.
You are the woman that sailors
have sworn to for centuries
and the woman that will keep
scientists surprised for year



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MyWeekThroughArt

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 3:38 AM
Happy Valentine by TammyPhotography
Now is good. by Olsikowa
Lord of the Rings Wallpaper by Riku-Rocks


This was MyWeekThroughArt. How was yours?


dA love for everyone! #100

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 10, 2014, 4:20 AM


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As the title suggests, this news article’s goal is to spread the dA love into everyone’s heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!


Interviewed artist: Sedorrr :iconsedorrr:

:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.

I am always looking forward, the glass is always half full.

:bulletyellow: How did you find out about deviantART and why did you join the community?

I was browsing the web for interesting art. I joined because I wanted also to share my art here at this great community - at the beginning I posted photos I’ve done, but later (and now) I am just showing my 3d art. For my photos I’ve opened a different account, but it is abandoned.

:bulletyellow: When and how did you discover your passion for art?

Difficult, it was always there. As child I was always drawing something, when I got a computer I started to paint with the given tools, learned to post process photos I’ve done and later I discovered my love for rendered images - that’s what I am still doing. No, I can’t really say when exactly I discovered it…

Wachiwi by Sedorrr

:bulletyellow: What inspires you the most and when do you think your creativity is at its maximum?

That’s very different: sometimes it is when reading a book, sometimes it is music which gives me a inspiration, also browsing through the art of other people inspires me. But also often I am sitting in front of my computer, having my tool open, and it just goes it’s own way - I just start something and it ends in a new image.

:bulletyellow: What do you think you'd be doing if you hadn't chosen this path?

Doing this is a hobby, but… instead of this I think I would work at motorbikes and/or cars in my spare time.

:bulletyellow: What do you think it's your most meaningful deviation and what makes it special? Does it have a story behind it?

Hmmm, can’t really say which one this could be. A deviation I often look at is Rainy day, which is done at a rainy day after reading a book from the Shadowrun-Series.

Postapocalyptic area by Sedorrr

:bulletyellow: Do you have any insecurities regarding your art?

I think most people have - yes! I often think that what I am doing is not the limit of what I can do, that I have to become better, learn more. That’s what spurs me on!

:bulletyellow: Did art ever helped you to deal with your life problems?

It helps me to clear my head, it takes me out of everyday life. So: yes. After a rough day it is really recreating to get into this world and when I am done - everything is fine.

:bulletyellow: What is the one thing you always wanted to do but never got a chance to?

Regarding art: I want to model my own characters, want to do animations - besides of art are also many things I want to do, for example travel… travel to Scotland, Ireland, …

Sexy chrome by Sedorrr

:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?

Go your way! Don’t listen too much at things other people say, it’s your art! Always try to explore your potential and get better!

At Dimocrates by SedorrrOlympia by SedorrrGia by Sedorrr




Photography Feature


Three generations of culture by o0she0oQueen Elsa 3 by Usagi-Tsukino-krvArterial by fragilemuse-orgHabits by Wnison
Nordic Mist by ErintiRed by NataliaCiobanuway to heaven by arbebuk



Traditional Feature


Blue Bird by maxyvertTalisman: The Firelands by RalphHorsleyMoondust by MoonsongWolfPurity by m2mazzara
Composing Chaos by NanoMortisHomage to Goya XIII by uterathmannPretension by scenceable



Digital Feature


Sp81 by AthayarThe Place by SkybaseEscape by Mellownoiz
Easter Goddess by thienbaoTree Monster by jubjubjediVrazska The Eye of Death by BriclotAleksiGraduates by immanuel



Literature Feature

the leaderscudded past like a sparrow smudged with coal ash;
arrived at the vantage point, his smirk
never having given him away
              completely.
what kind of lava was,
              in that moment,
                   coursing through his brain?
(he turned up
     his collar; it was getting
                             chilly; )
we here
with our beer bellies & rash -
covered necks, perhaps,
have to wipe off the foam
(did it come from the mouth? or
                  from the rim of the glass? be honest...)
& face that,
even stripped of circumstances,
his bare
        muscles
would be throbbing on
        the dissection table,
(constantly morphing,)
             wi
.Your promises turn
me bitter like black coffee
I crave sweeter lies
GreenwareGod took a pottery class
and could have spun perfect
pots from the store-bought
clay the instructor found half
off with an expired coupon.
He could have thrown slender
vases on a rickety wheel
or molded leather-hard discards
into elegant tea cups.
The glaze on his biscuits
unblistered; His earthenware
free of crackle; no shivering
to be found on His mugs.
God took a pottery class
and made sure every piece was flawed,
and called them perfect.

equinamity eludes man   
    remind yourself that you have two speaking lungs
    beautifully uttering orchestrated sharp and flat
    shifting in your diaphragm
    remind yourself that your body is a work of art;
    even as you are standing still, you are painting through
    the indigo of your veins and the vermilion of your arteries;
    do not fret for the stains on your skin do not take anything
    away and in fact stand as a testament, an apotheosis
    of the bubble-fragile buoyancy of your finite flesh
    remind yourself that you have one breathing tongue;
    an animated work with every flick, click, and lick
    with it you write your biography, your magnum opus
    in the inner ears or your listeners-
    pay no attention to naysayers
                               
snowing calciumagony
is the door
to
everything
that
matters
Overpopulation.When they take
a census
do they count
the dead?
It seems
disrespectful
that we no longer
matter.


   
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lintu47
Cristina CD
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Romania
I'm deviant no. 3 715 438 :dalove:

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Joined deviantART - December 8th 2006

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Seniority - December 14th 2011

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Deviousness Award - March 1st 2013

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Shining Star Of DeviantART - March 26th 2013

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So sweet Award - May 1st 2013

So-sweet-award by mirz-alt

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Angel without Wings Award - September 21st 2013

Angel without Wings Award by Nameda



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






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Great Honor


I had the great honour to be painted by my dear friend jane-beata's talented hands... TWICE!
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Timebomb, watercolor portrait speed painting by jane-beataCristina by jane-beataCloseup by jane-beata
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Go show her some love and also check out her awesome community projects and her group for traditional art!

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Anoya Apr 14, 2014   Photographer
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SRaffa Apr 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
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Cool-Party Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:party: :cake: Happy Birthday! :cake: :party: :iconyeahplz:
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AuroraArt Apr 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Keep up the beautiful work. :party:
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