A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
On my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three). The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever. However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during July 2012. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit more love. If you would like to see the original piece I featured of each of these artists, please visit this folder.
In this series, I hope to introduce the community to some artists who have been around dA for a while, but are still relativity unknown. The interviews are meant to be short and sweet. I encourage you to check out the artist's full gallery and add them to your devWatch.
-- This issue, we talk to digital artist, *Cappippuni
Could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your dA life? (You can use this question to plug any groups or off-dA projects you may have.)
Hi everyone! I am *Cappippuni , 21 years-old living in France and being a member on deviantART since around mid-2009 (more exactly, I've registered my account here a year before but I don't used it during this time. Don't know why...).
At the moment I discovered this place, I felt quickly addicted and in love of this website and especially of his awesome community where I had the chance to know amazing friends. ?
What would you say your main artform is? Secondary?
I'm mainly focused on vector art, also tried some digital painting in the past and sometimes making some stuff for desktop customizations –visual styles and icon sets- for fun.
When did you start pursuing your art? What prompted you to?
I really loved to draw since my childhood (often loved to draw Scrooge McDuck and Donald Duck, huge fan of these comics when I was younger!).
Few years later in my teen years I drew more rarely (long “art block” time! Otherwise I sometimes made some chibis characters and little animals) until I discovered an increasing interest in art after being more active on deviantART, especially by children's illustrations and minimalist art.
Now I’m completely addicted to this universe!
What is your favorite piece in your gallery at the moment?
I love cats! And bunnies! Oh! And pirates over ninjas!
Hey kids! Remember, pirates are the ninjas of the seas!
In general, what is your favorite thing to create (i.e. fan-art, poetry, etc) ?
I really enjoy to create happy little characters and their universe, awaking the imagination and dreams of our inner children at heart. ^________^
This is always lots of fun for me when I create imaginary stories I had in mind in a visual medium, a good way to bring optimism and more happiness for making our world a better place to be.
Reading the story books of our childhood is still magical and always bring me a huge smile!
Just for fun question: What is your favorite fandom?
The ‘Harry Potter’ saga! I spent full nights to read each books from the beginning to the end without sleeping (with a lamplight under the blanket so my mum couldn't see me reading at 4AM!)... and falling asleep at school due to lack of rest!
I also really like ‘Adventure Time’ and ‘Flapjack’.
Time to spread the love. Who are 3 artists you feel could use more love?
That's a complex question! I love so much the works of many artists that choosing only 3 is so difficult!
I would say .
I’m a huge fan of their artworks!!
Some of my picks from *Cappippuni's gallery:
I had the fun of designing a clown character recently. As I looked for inspiration, I found so many different takes on the theme on dA. With that in mind, I'm doing a (mostly) friendly feature focusing on the keyword "clown.".
Recently, I have been talking to a lot of people about the dynamics and importance of online communities and sub-communities, like the ones that exist here on deviantART. As a person with few friends in-real-life, I relish the friends and circles I have formed online. With that in mind, I'm featuring a small spotlight on various works featuring "community."
The Neglected Importance of the Online CommunityWhat is the Worldwide Online Community?
The Worldwide Online Community is simply a group of people from a wide variety of countries and continents who come together to share their skills, experience, and/or love for a subject. Online communities are a fairly new faction and are not fully understood, their importance is neglected and may not reach their full potential until the next generation incorporates them more and more. It wasn't until the '90s that the Internet or World Wide Web really became a part of the culture, but in less then 20 years its impact has changed society from top to bottom.
In order to really delve into the importance of the worldwide online community, one must first define what it is. There are hundreds of different definitions of what an online community is, but this statement is generally accepted throughout these definitions.
Worldwide online communities are groups of people who join together on the Internet with a common int
CommunityCommunities are groups of people with something in common. Theres the scientific community, the Asian community, the gay and Lesbian community, the Jewish community, the disabled community, the vegetarian community, the church community, the sex without partners community and on and on. You can declare yourself as part of a community or wait for others to declare you as part of a community. It will happen.
I'm a photographer, so does that include me in the photographer community? I imagine there is also the digital artist community, literature community so on and so forth. In the end are we not just part of the larger community of artists?
Perhaps this attraction to community is simply about our need to belong. If so, how do you explain hermits? Okay, hermits are the exceptions. But if communities are about people with something in common, then hermits constitute a community. Imagine their meeting announcement. Hermit community meeting. Tonight at eight. Dont come.
Please no negative comments about community here in this article. This is a positive feature and any negative or debate-oriented comments will not be answered and will be hidden.
This section will be used to promote special events and such around dA that are close to my heart, as well as requested pimpage.
Pimping out my own contest here that has 2 weeks to go! The theme is your OC as a superhero or villain in the Relativity universe. Not a lot of entries (no lit yet) and some great prizes, so take a gander and see if you can whip up something! More information can be found here ---> [link]
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