Forgive her if she replies slowly...she's still figuring it all out!
Just a quick note: I won't be drawing for the next 2 or so weeks because I was in a car accident today. Bloody moron sped across a 4 lane main road and wrote off my car. I'm fine but my right hand is badly bruised (along with a few other places). Tsk, I really loved that car.
is hosting a contest and it is now open!!! Draw Your Animal Friend and win awesome prizes! To learn more about the contest go to: diamond4girl.deviantart.com/jo…
also has a fabulous contest - all you have to do is draw her god-daughter, Emilia! If you need points this is the contest for you! keijunlilja.deviantart.com/jou…?
Most of the artists I feature are relatively unknown so please and support their work!
Traditional Art - Drawings (realism).
I haven't done enough promoting over the last while so I'm adding a few former notices to my journal again
For something different check out the group:
This group is the very definition of what Deviant Art is to me. When I started visiting the site it use to depress me to see all the exceptional art...but it was also extreme motivation.At first it was a case of "monkey see, monkey do". I looked at what others were doing and worked really hard to emulate them. After a while I started adding my own flare until I started doing completely original pieces.
I think the :#draw-along: group helps artists do exactly that. They choose the reference for you so that you concentrate on your skill and interpretation, rather than wasting hours on deciding what to draw. Seeing other artists interpret the same reference helps you to think outside of your preconceptions of what can be done. Comparing yourself to others is sometimes hard but I believe it is the fastest way to grow.
On a personal note: nothing inspires me quite as much a envy. When I see someones work that I like better than my own, there's a 3 year-old version of me throwing a tantrum in my head going: "I wanna do that too!!!"
Also check out:
This is honestly the one group on dA where you are the most likely to have your art exposed. There are several members (including me) that do monthly features for the group. If you want to be part of an active community, this is the group for you.
The founder, Elsa (*Egil21) works hard to make sure every member is included and creates many opportunities for all the members to be noticed. Add her to your watch-list to see a busy bee at work!