Saturday Spotlight: Volume 033An Interview with-scheinbar:iconscheinbar:scheinbar's Gallery> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?I started with painting and drawing quite early in life; I always had a pencil or brush in my hands. Later on, I began to work with photography and although I had a huge SLR I didn't have enough time to use it because of family and work commitments and so on. This delayed my progress into photography for about a decade. With the advent of digital cameras, taking pictures has become far easier for me. So, recently, with more time and easier-to-use technology I started again with photography, and this time succeeded. I also spend my ti
Friday Feature: Issue 007A Collection of -Recent DiscoveriesLifelines: Signs of static and sound . x by sophiaazhouetu46 by HeardbydeafDroidography 013 - Cries on the Wind by DpressedSouldirections by CasheeFoobubbles by crhStar by Phoenixstamatis:iconsteve2727: :iconalexandre-bordereau: :iconschnotte: :iconjfdupuis::iconwhiteviolet: :iconchalee9533: :iconmodernmilk: :iconsolefield::iconsp0oki: :icontuxedowerewolf: :iconsophiaazhou: :iconheardbydeaf::icondpressedsoul: :iconcasheefoo: :iconcrh: :iconphoenixstamatis:Featured ArtistsOther Entries
Saturday Spotlight: Volume 004An Interview with-Einsilbig:iconEinsilbig:Einsilbig's Gallery> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?Hi, and thanks for the feature! My name is Julian, (un-)known as Einsilbig here on deviantART. My interests are many kinds of Art (music, especially guitar, and singing; and photography of course), Psychology as I am studying that, badminton, and there was a time I was cooking a lot :).> Where did you begin with artistic endeavours? How did you come across Abstraction or Surrealism?I really have to say that a year ago I didn't have any interest in abstract or surreal art. More specifically,
Saturday Spotlight: Volume 015An Interview with-ra-gro:iconra-gro:ra-gro's Gallery> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?Hallo. My name is Ralf, I'm 45 years old, and I'm from Bremen in Germany. My interests are primarily music and photography, along with movies and painting.> Where did you begin with artistic endeavours? How did you come across Abstraction or Surrealism?At first I started with abstract traditional painting as a means to express myself. As I reached my limits in that medium I experimented more and more with abstract and surreal photography, but now it's more the post-poressing of those images towards digital painting that f
Friday Feature: Issue 014A Collection of -Thumbshare Highlights:iconconceptualmiracles: :iconaerendial: :iconmegalithicmatt::iconladyclarabellafaire: :iconmichael789: :iconjpthart::iconkatzilla13: :icondavidschermann: :iconsophiaazhou:Featured ArtistsOther Entries
A Note on Daily Deviation FeaturesAt ten features into my tenure as Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal Photography I am noticing a certain trend in response to abstract and surreal Daily Deviations. I shall address some of the recurring themes here, and hopefully answer some questions along the way. At this point I would like to mention that I am talking about a small and vocal minority, and I sincerely thank the overwhelming majority for supporting the featured artists and their work. You're what makes this site such a great community.With that said, let's get to the troublesome themes I am coming across.The "This is crap!" ArgumentAs an observer and a critic, you're entitled to think that something isn't very good. However, exclaiming as such on the comments of a piece of work that an artist has spent time and energy creating is not only counter-productive, but rude and insulting, especially if it's not followed up with some advice about how you think they could make their
Saturday Spotlight: Volume 003An Interview with-Coldwave-Enigma:iconColdwave-Enigma:Coldwave-Enigma's Gallery> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?My name is Rui Luz, I was born twenty-six years ago and my main interests are Art, especially photography and music; Nature, from simply getting lost in a forest to the human kind; and Caffeine. ;)> Where did you begin with artistic endeavours? How did you come across Abstraction or Surrealism?Well since I was a kid, I always held a drawing pen: my imagination was always my biggest friend and along with a pen I spent most of my early days between paper sheets and even
Saturday Spotlight: Volume 014An Interview with-Pierre-Lagarde:iconUne-Vache:Une-Vache's Gallery> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?Hello: my name is Pierre Lagarde, AKA Pierre-Lagarde. I'm a consultant in computer systems and data processing in a large company, and a photography and design hobbyist. I love music, singing, talking and laughing with friends and, for all these past years, I loved skating.> Where did you begin with artistic endeavours? How did you come across Abstraction or Surrealism?I began a few years ago for fun by making some desktop wallpapers for my friends and I, and also trying some 3D works with the primary software
Friday Feature: Issue 034A Collection of -Recent DiscoveriesSomewhere out there by MenoevilPlate Tectonics by PfffitsLauren:thumb374439971:Rye by RobinHedberg:thumb364568711:Satori (with colors) by JakezDaniel:iconlownaim: :iconartbycher: :iconlaflaneuse: :icon17blue::iconsteve2727: :icongregoriousone: :iconhengki24: :iconsonikgroove::iconsvenghali: :iconzewarfadhil: :iconmenoevil: :iconpfffitslauren::icong-heide: :iconrobinhedberg: :iconarlouette: :iconjakezdaniel:Featured ArtistsOther Entries
WNC - Monthly Feature No. 26Don't forget to this feature if you like it.You can also "+1" it on Google+>>> [link] <<<This is a selection from last month's submissions toWe focus on black and white artwork.agaty by hornykitty815. by sophiaazhouTake Shelter by Greyguardianpolya by annashakinabe careful by augenweideHeels by drkshpMe by hellwomanAm I Evil by aseptycznyUntitled by VesnaSvesna:thumb
Friday Feature: Issue 037A Collection of -Recent DiscoveriesVictory March by Image-heartNature around me 1 by FilipR8:thumb270512418:The Concrete by Menoevil..: Cold day - VI :.. by Mademoiselle-Pbefore you wake up by Darija9:iconporomaa: :iconlomatic: :iconalexandrinaana: :iconsgaze::iconseicke: :iconepytafe: :iconiso6400: :iconcrh::iconapolic: :iconjoannakossak: :iconimage-heart: :iconfilipr8::iconmeganbreukelman: :iconmenoevil: :iconmademoiselle-p: :icondarija9:Featured ArtistsOther Entries
CR Newsletter - November/December 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :Table of Contents1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations3. Community Projects4. Official Contests5 Project Educate 2011/20126. Art History Project7. News from the Chats and Forums8. News from the Galleries 1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year As the old year begins to fade into the sunset, it is customary to reflect on the passing year and make plans for the upcoming one. Some do this in the form of resolutions, some people make action plans, some people just swing into the new year the same way they swung out of the old one Whatever way you intend to welcome in 2013, I hope you're surrounded by love and that you do it safely!I've been reflecting on the year and like many, with some focus on the unimaginable events of the last few weeks. Specifically, the shooting in Newtown. I know that it's "human nature" to want to find
Friday Feature: Issue 012A Collection of -Recent Discoveriesanimalerrant by AnimalerrantDark jazz by Grauenart:thumb207662090:Meadow house by Al-Baum09292011-2 by hoaxeyeWynn Hotel by avjake:iconasruldwi: :iconfourteatwo: :iconben9-3: :iconeminguyen::iconlittlemine: :iconlealion: :iconhir77: :iconsultan-alghamdi::iconchaosfissure: :iconblaubeerkuchen: :iconanimalerrant: :iconleichenblass::iconkittonni: :iconal-baum: :iconhoaxeye: :iconavjake:Featured ArtistsOther Entries
Saturday Spotlight: Volume 007An Interview with-Dylou-Lee:iconDyloulee:Dyloulee's Gallery> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?I don't consider myself as a photographer, but rather as an image-maker. I always love art. Whether it is the visual arts such as painting or photography, but also music and literature. I love dreams and I need to get away from it all.> Where did you begin with artistic endeavours? How did you come across Abstraction or Surrealism?I'm totally self-taught and I got to photography and digital art intuitively. In my youth, I used to make collages; that's really fun. Later, I found the same pleasure with photo-manipul
Saturday Spotlight: Volume 008An Interview with-Megalithicmatt:iconmegalithicmatt:Megalithicmatt's Gallery> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?Hi, my name’s Matthew Davidson - I go by the moniker Megalithicmatt because I like visiting ancient sites such as stone circles and standing stones. I’m a geochemist, not an artist or designer by trade, so my photographs are taken purely as a hobby, though I have considered becoming a working photographer in the past. Aside from history and archaeology, I enjoy hiking, rock climbing and anything that gets me out into the countryside.> Where did you begin with artis
the invitation Inner by Nahuask Olee by tuminkaof a summer afternoon [i] by BlauBeerKuchen copperMTNsilverSKY by mando-damon Shiver by M-Art-ArtistWays by karamelo-serenity starry night by BlauBeerKuchen Bear This, Bear That by Pierre-LagardeDreamscapes II by lostknightkg Losing It by CrazyGirL44 my bleak heart beats steady by Inextremisswhen I have fears by BlauBeerKuchen under minded by arayo a new bridge by m-luciaMonster by KizukiTamura Seventeen... by keinziel Echtzeit by 3lRemSt G by Megalithicmatt A Blue Arrangement by Einsilbig blue sky falls, in her arms by M-Art-Artistfar, far unfit to bear the bitter cold by BlauBeerKuchen Seed Dance by cameraflou Let the wind blow by invisigoth88Almost Lucy by EintoeRn Winterwald by BlauBeerKuchen the Moon by karamelo-serenityLisbon 64 by JACAC lullaby_0214 by sjfbetty Control by insolitus855 AM by joakimnordin 20131215 by Saradesbois striped maze III by sth22artReach for the Milky Way by iNeedChemicalX ..: rain of light :.. by Moth-called-Marigold Andare by martaraffa1 by Ialo-wa Trifold by SplitEnsds Essentials by EinsilbigTalismans by partiallyHere The Memory of Water by DpressedSoul winter dance by partiallyHere:thumb3916303
Saturday Spotlight: Volume 050An Interview with-Fassod:iconFassod:Fassod's Gallery> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?My name is Joel, and I'm currently a student in Baltimore, Maryland - a decrepit city in a historic state located on the east coast of the United States. I lived in South Africa for most of my childhood before moving to the USA. Other than photography, I'm particularly interested in the subjects of psychology, and history. I enjoy philosophy, although I try to only ever philosophise by accident. Music is another area of great preoccupation, in particular ambient music, or anything that creates a pleasing atmosphere or mood.> W
WATER-Winter-cold VI[Bullet; White]Thirst by BlindOptimismThe Glass: Drowned by 1unoBlackwater by mauflusthirst by JMLproductionWinter portrait I by IkabeBlackwater by mauflusThe Glass: Drowned by 1unoBlackwater by mauflusThe Glass: Drowned by 1uno[Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White]Homesick I by iramTant va la cruche à ... by amiejoTant va la cruche à ... by amiejoHomesick I by iramTant va la cruche à ... by amiejoTant va la cruche à ... by amiejoHomesick I by iram[Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White][Bullet; White]SL17 by starrkravenmadSL17 by starrkravenmadSL17 by starrkravenmadEarly morning fishemen by Rocky4artEarly morning fishemen by Rocky4artEarly morning fishemen by Rocky4artBy the Sea by hummbuzzBy the Sea by hummbuzz:thumb28
ArtAnd so October ends and November begins and it gathers speed as we go on a crash course towards winter so in haste i need to share with you the visions and stunning art that have filled me with such inspiration because without you all nothing is possible, your art brings so much joy into my world you are all fantastic and you all inspire me totally .... now please share with these artists and enjoy their art as i have............... and always be inspired"it takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer, you need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things - David Bailey" "the important thing is not the camera but the eye - Alfred Eisenstaedt"
Categorically SpeakingI have 27 folders into which I place each of the deviations I favouriteColour Photography - Emotional & AbstractColour Photography - MacroColour Photography - Nature
aid Please, check this journal. You should support Stephane for starting idea about making book that would give help for donation concerning hard virus disease Ebola in Africa. Many scientist already start fighting again that virus in their labs, and what we could do modestly is just to support with our creative force and to freely donate our works.we can help for sure.spread and share!i would like to help with my work, but also i'm inspired for the beginning with making this journal to spread idea about help and supporting our simple human act of AID:
WNC - Monthly Feature No. 30Don't forget to this feature if you like it.You can also "+1" it on Google+>>> [link] <<<This is a selection from last month's submissions to:iconwhoneedscolour:Have a close look!A subtle sense of poetry by EinsilbigInto Another Dimension by DpressedSouldefragmentation of sight by aerendialDune by MarcinFlisSupposition by KizukiTamuraFlowing Diagrid by SunsetSamUntitled by lwc71not in your nature by davespertineUntitled by lwc71Alpine I by Mar-jus996 by MordsAlpine IV by Mar-jusEverything is quiet (over the surface) by vbagiatis1064553w by crossfading
Celebrating Diversity #13In this issue of Celebrating Diversity, I would like to remind you of an amazing feeling...when you see a piece of art created in a medium or genre that you have little or no experience of working in, and it feels like you're witnessing something magical, something beyond your comprehension.It's wonderful to revel in the joy of How do they do that? and find inspiration in the creations of other artists. So I challenge you to take a step outside of the galleries that you regularly browse and immerse yourself in the experience of indulging in something new.How do you celebrate diversity? Do you regularly browse, comment on and collect art that's wildly different from what you create? Do you watch artists who use mediums that you don't use in your own
WNC - Monthly Feature No. 21Don't forget to this feature if you like it.You can also "+1" it on Google+>>> [link] <<<This is a selection from last month's submissions to:iconwhoneedscolour:a group dedicated to black and white artwork.Sit back and take a close look...at these wonderful works!Allegory V. by Coldwave-Enigmayour dreams are not forgotten by dchonsisters by partiallyHereget born again by AlmAArietisAngels can't come back home... by PajunenSilence In The Wings by silenceinthewingsDrowning In My Life's Pain by Griefy
Project Educate Continues! Project Educate Continues!!! projecteducate is a group and all updates from individuals during their weeks listed below will be posted over there! So be sure to join or watch for the full updates! If you want to partake in Community Week by writing an article then just note the group with your ideas! How it Works projecteducate started with purely CV run weeks. Those were weeks focusing on a specific art form brought to you by your lovely Community Volunteers. As well as these epic seven days of awesome, we've now introduced two more themes which run on a bi-monthly basis. Those are Community Weeks, which include articles from members of the dA community - and Artist Toolbox Weeks which include a mixture of articles focusing purely on the 'tools' of the trade. If you're interested in either please note projecteducate! Project Educate - The Schedule of Weeks! 2015
Abstract and Surreal DDs for AugustI hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already.(Max Beckmann)Enjoy this summary of last month's DDs for Abstract & Surreal Photography:#26 by lheroineExpectations by bebefromtheblockHigh Voltage Tower by AlFuraihParis Ooh La La by SweetPeaPhototcno title 58 by FabianGPunto per punto by martaraffPremonition by Metal-BenderBlue and orange horizontal by TeresaHowesComposure, part two by JPtHartWonderworld_5 by Metallslave... by PlaubelPecoProfiano name by aleksesssTowering Heights by aeNurMCMXCseratonin by buhoazulBut the horizon stays clean by invisiblemartyrUntitled by VICTORSKELET:thumb313585069::thumb162540776:Week 28 - All this Waiting by manuelestheimdead by 7RedhotzThank you very much for sharing your fantastic artwork! :iconcommunityrelations: :iconabstract-and-surreal::faq18::faq313::faq873:Please add this feature to your favo
Traditional Tuesdays #47***WARNING: Viewing these works of art may cause giddiness, elevated heart rates, and happiness in the pants(which could lead to blindness)! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!***Now with the warming out of the way, Hi, and welcome to edition number forty-seven of Traditional Tuesdays. This week, like all of the other weeks, I'll be featuring fifteen works of art from the Traditional Gallery. Any more than that might and you might loss interest or it could cause your monitor to fail in an explosion of awesomeness. I would feel guilty if that were to happen, so I'm keeping it at fifteen! TheTraditional gallery is a vast storeroom of work that covers many mediums and genres. I've tried to show a diverse array of artwork, but I don't have room for them all. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
Friday Feature: Issue 005A Collection of -Thumbshare Highlights:iconMaddLouise: :iconsophiaazhou: :iconra-gro::icontrakeen: :iconsonikgroove: :iconNSolanki::iconjakezdaniel: :iconwintersread: :iconjuliabohemian:Featured ArtistsOther Entries
Friday Feature: #005A Collection of Thumbshare Highlights in Abstract and Surreal ArtA collection of pieces compiled from December 2012's Abstract & Surreal thumbshare forum threads.
My pleasure. :]
No worries! It's an impressive piece.
You're most welcome.
Heh, thank-you kindly.
Yes indeed; thank-you kindly.