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dA love for everyone! #42

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 31, 2012, 3:50 AM


:holly: Happy New Year! I send you my love and best wishes! :holly:




:dalove:         :la:         :dalove:         :la:         :dalove:


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: SoulOfDavid :iconsoulofdavid:

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

I'm a silent person but very resourceful in terms of knowledge, especially in art. I want to learn alone. I like to discover something new. It's some kind of a challenge for me. I want my artworks to speak for me.

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

I found deviantART on Facebook sharing. I was amazed on the beautiful artworks showcasing many talented artists there, so, i decided to join after finishing some of my vector drawings.

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

When i was 12 years old i started to draw vehicles, then lately i got interested in landscape drawings. My passion in portraits began i think when i was 15 and goes on...

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

I think there is no maximum creativity. Everytime i was inspired to do artworks, i want it to be much better than the last one. It's endless. Especially when i received some great and positive comments regarding to my artworks and that is truly inspires me now and then.

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

I'm very sure that i am a journalist now if i haven't chosen to be an artist because i love literatures and books.

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

When i uploaded my very first digital portrait of Jessica Sanchez last May this year, i didn't expect to be recognized and receive inspiring comments from all deviants. As a result, i have more than a hundred digital portrait uploaded in my gallery now. Amazing.

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

Yes, of course. Especially when i saw some amazing artworks of others. But i put all the things in a very positive way. I make it to be one of my inspiration in doing my future artworks instead.

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

Art is my life. I struggle everytime i have a problem. The same when i'm doing with my artwork.

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

Very funny... i want to have my own digital portrait but i don't know when i should start doing it!

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:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?

Just keep doing what you like most because you will be great in that way. Avoid doing different styles that may confuse your art and your identity as an artist. Focus. Improve your art every time. And the most important thing is, as i always say... Learning is never ending and truly rewarding.

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Photography Feature


Happy New Year 2013 by Hengki24Beautiful Mess by hardon33Acttitude by RebecaSaray
Against the Cold Rain by Serdar-TOrloj by DzodanReptile by RodrigoBrito



Traditional Feature


Spitfires:LFIXCMJ783/WX-F Grp Gabszewicz OCW131 by bordonMaaya by Brittany-PMiss Shadoisk by Punt-Art
Mariana and the Black Whippets by 3-haresArtist in Love III by bordaFelix by hyoukyoResistor by abcartattack



Digital Feature


Burdick Study 3 by dustsplatdue north by len-yanAs the earth sleeps by Xyrus-02king by 0BO
Who's next by AndreeWallinThe sun is going down by alterliersnow00 by fdasuarez



Literature Feature

The hunterThe night is for the hunters
The daybreak a release
For the weak and fragile hearted
Now go as you please
The sun is your protector
The light will make me burn
Your blood will catch the warmth
And the warmth will make me yearn
Feel your body shiver
As the darkness settles in
In the end it makes no difference
Who is gonna lose and who is gonna win
Your demise is getting closer
It'll be a hell on earth
In the end, see, all that matters
Is what your love was worth
I sense your body stiffen
You know I'll hunt you down
You can run but you can't hide
I know every spot in town
It's the hunter and the rabbit
Tragedy and feast
No-one will be save here
When I unleash the beast
The PlaceIt probably was laced but
it's too soon for no surprises-
you are breathing smoke and vitriol,
scorched canvas from the oracle,
kindling your dry heart alive
for a liar who never
spars with the demon, let alone you.

:thumb345818790: PASSINGPASSING
Flowers blooming with pride
I watch, mourning the happiness
The world joins in
Gleefully mocking in my funeral
As sound echos noiselessly
As my scenery passes by
Waving to me "Goodbye"
The flowers wither
'Save me'
An unanswered cry
The scenery stops
Hesitantly, it continues
This time
I wave "Goodbye"
CarnivoreIn a too quiet room, I rested my palm
over the spot I thought my heart should be,
not sure if I'd feel its presence, because
it'd been too long since I felt anything
other than emptiness behind my breast.
Quiet and gentle pulses barely registered,
and I withdrew, fearful to awaken old memories.
After seasons of feeding upon you, your bones
are all that remain; skeletal remnants of selfish
givings and unselfish misgivings and the comfort
we picked our teeth clean with and the worry
that snarled up and snapped at me when you decided
I was no longer welcome to share the kill.
I reached for my heart again, expecting to feel
the ache of loneliness and the pangs of anger,
but the quickening pulse distracted me and instead
I found my fingertips curling into a grip attacking my heart,
trying to find the perfect fit they remembered of your hands.
You've been gone for so long, feigning hibernation,
lulling me to do the same, while you sustain yourself
through the famine of cold and lonely denial


   
Group Feature

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UniqueDeviants' goal is to promote visual art. They feature unknown and talented artists and even though they're filtering the submissions by judging on quality, all members have a chance to submit their deviations on "Unlimited Deviations Days".



Featured artists



Please make sure to :+favlove: the article to help spread the dA love :dalove:
If you have any deviants/groups you would like me to interview/feature/promote please note me.



First pixel art by Ryucchan The Let it snow contest is officially open - all mediums are accepted. If you are interested, take a look at the original contest journal! First pixel art by Ryucchan


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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured! [link] Please fav if you enjoyed it! :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for mentioning me there :heart:
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Dzodan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Photographer
Wonderful artworks :)
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DANNY-DED Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Happy New Year! ;)
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keidream Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This is the first one of your feature articles I've ever read, and I really love all the art you chose! Thank you so much for doing this. It's a really wonderful way to share art. :heart:
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abcartattack Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks always!
And Happy New Year to you :party:
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