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Spotlight Features - Volume 11

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 10:07 AM

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.

:+fav: If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.

Daily Features

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 August 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.

:bulletblue: :iconfauxhead: FauxHead

Stupid Cape! by FauxHead Steampunk Emote Pins by FauxHead

:bulletblue: :iconkatreeona: katreeona

my daughter by katreeona :thumb281977813:

:bulletblue: :iconareteeirene: AreteEirene

Merryweather by AreteEirene Smokey Castle by AreteEirene

:bulletblue: :iconoboudiart: oboudiart

WALL ART 1630 by oboudiart circle art 1120 by oboudiart

:bulletblue: :iconaegia: aegia

The Red Lady by aegia Ethereal Lady (Commission) by aegia

:bulletblue: :iconpuppyqueen14: puppyqueen14

Gabeee by puppyqueen14

:bulletblue: :iconpluszek: Pluszek

... by Pluszek owca by Pluszek

:bulletblue: :iconkolyabilan: kolyabilan

:thumb194048871: miss you by kolyabilan

:bulletblue: :iconpsych93: Psych93

Cheeseburger In Paradise by Psych93 Ah ah ahh... by Psych93

:bulletblue: :iconjose-garel-alvoeiro: Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro

A Moment Suspended in Time by Jose-Garel-AlvoeiroSelf Dreamer by Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro

:bulletblue: :iconbenheine: BenHeine

A Child Dreaming by BenHeine Waiting - 2 by BenHeine

:bulletblue: :iconnatiatvii: NatiatVII

.: Dragon, My Light Lover :. by NatiatVII SACRIFICARE by NatiatVII

:bulletblue: :iconvalzart: valzart

A secret Cove by valzart Ocean swell by valzart

:bulletblue: :icondaizy-m: Daizy-M

Ann by Daizy-M Please, Take Me With You by Daizy-M

:bulletblue: :iconnairim-da: Nairim-dA

How it feels... by Nairim-dA Eiza's halloween by Nairim-dA

:bulletblue: :icondaghagerius: DagHagerius

Anemones by DagHagerius Precipitous Rise by DagHagerius

Spotlight Interview

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.

:iconthreshthesky: -- This issue, we talk to digital artist, ThreshTheSky

:bulletwhite: Could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your dA life?

Hey everyone!  I've seen myself referred to as Thresh here on deviantArt, so I guess I'll go with that. I'm a hobbyist and originally joined this site to participate in its fandom communities as well as to get feedback on my art. I still very much enjoy these aspects of dA but have also branched out into commission work. Depicting the original characters of fellow deviants is currently a large portion of what I post here. 

:bulletwhite: What would you say your main artform is? Secondary?

I've always had an enthusiasm for traditional drawing, especially pencil and ink. It was only when I joined dA earlier this year that I really started to explore digital painting. This seems to have taken over as my main art form, at least for now. Pencil drawing is currently my secondary art form. My overall focus, regardless of medium, is portraiture.

:bulletwhite: When did you start pursuing your art? What prompted you to?

Although I've been drawing since before I can remember, I didn't take any art classes in college and didn't have much time for it.  After I finished school and had a little more spare time, I started drawing again.  The learning experiences and encouragement that I've received since joining dA currently has me working on my art harder than ever before.

:bulletwhite: What is your favorite piece in your gallery at the moment?

My overall favorite is probably a painting of my cat, Andy. But if I may, I'd also like to mention a painting that I did of Indiana Jones, which is my favorite fan art deviation in my gallery.

Painting of a Friend II: Sunbeams by ThreshTheSky Indiana Jones by ThreshTheSky

:bulletwhite: In general, what is your favorite thing to create (i.e. fan-art, poetry, etc) ?

As someone who finds characters and storytelling incredibly inspiring, I have no problem saying that I love creating fan art.  I can always tell if I've enjoyed a movie (or book, comic, tv episode, etc.) when the first thing I want to do after it's over is draw something from it.

:bulletwhite: Just for fun question: What's your favorite movie and why?

Choosing just one is difficult. I know it's a cliché response, but I think I'll go with The Matrix. It's a movie that absolutely blew my mind the first time I saw it and has since played a significant role in shaping my tastes and aesthetic in many aspects of my life, including the art that I create. (It's also the movie that I'll watch when I'm sick. The lobby scene always puts a big, goofy grin on my face.)

:bulletwhite: Time to spread the love. Who are 3 artists you feel could use more love? If you can, tell us why?

s3lwyn This artist has a gallery full of amazing digital paintings with an emphasis on fan art. Her style beautifully combines realism with a unique softness that gives her work a really cool, ethereal quality.

Madonna by s3lwyn

Exotizc If you like photorealism and/or animals, definitely check this artist out. Her attention to detail and dramatic use of light in her digital paintings are stunning.

Lukas by Exotizc

aemiliuslives This artist creates awesome 3D renders and animations.  What he's forgotten about lighting effects is probably more than most people will ever learn in the first place.

Maleficent by aemiliuslives

:bulletwhite: Final words?

Thank you! This was fun and surprisingly challenging. :)

:bulletwhite: Some of my picks from ThreshTheSky's gallery:

America by ThreshTheSky Inglorious Basterds: Lieutenant Hicox by ThreshTheSky Guy of Gisborne by ThreshTheSky

Themed Feature

With the close of my contest just a few days away, I've been in a superhero mood (more than usual, that is).  So, inspired by that, here are some pieces from the dA gallery using the keyword "superhero."

Superhero by shad-brooks SuperHero Disney Princesses 3 by Vampire--Kitten Superhero Girl by damnskippy Chopper Man The Superhero by sebas-toon A new superhero by lizard-socks (C) Buck by phobialia Little Hawkeye by shamserg Superhero by shenamei spiderman by erika170878 :thumb333239164: Impulse by J-Button BrBa: Rewindo and Apology Girl by gothicspork The Protectors 6 by JR19759 Black Torrent by ThreshTheSky Flux by Hawst-r Botz: Hero by Sideways8Studios sometimes i pretend i'm a superhero 02 by traw18 Superhero Costume by Ladyfirefly Superhero by SithGirl665 Once Upon a Superhero Cover by stratosmacca SuperHero by WiltingSoul Nightwing by MeTaa Superhero Wendy by DeathByBacon Superhero Nails by barkingmadcaz Batman, Steampunk version. by alessandelpho Wonder Woman by MrAdamJay Superhero Dentist by lord-phillock COMM for Newtype00 by Avionetca

Special Feature

November is quickly approaching. For writers, that means the start of NaNoWriMo.  For emoticonists, it means the start of NaNoEmo.  What is that, you ask? You can find out here.  So, in anticipation and to celebrate, here is a collection of awesome emotes which have been submitted to the emoticon gallery over the past few months.

For us. :3 by mondscheinsonate :staremallow: by MisterWolfey Winnie Emote by SilverxPintos Perry The Platypus - Emote by NerdyGeekyDweeb Gory Death Bookcase Entry by SparklyDest It's a rainy day... by Czar-the-Dragon Hello by Cyber-Flames :girlstare: by Internal-Misery Bookcase Project Entry by CubicInsanity :thumb329044550: :earworm: by Cmotes Bouncy, Bouncy! by SnowSniffer :thumb332415257: :imsmart: by allyalltheway :lastab: by admx My Bookcase Entry by stuck-in-suburbia Look out Mr.Dummy! by pyro3345 FriendZone by 8-bitCoffee Free Sushi Emoticon by Sanitation Cant Stop Laughing by I-is-smart Thinking by GPepicness April Yearbook 2012 by happy-gurl Shocked~ by Nice-Spice Tard Flap by OutlawSiS


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SORRY!--don't know why Stash republished this when I just made a small typo fix! :nuu:

This issue spotlights Daily Featured artists from August 2012, an interview with *ThreshTheSky, a special emoticon feature in preparation for NaNoEmo, and a themed feature on the keyword "superhero."
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Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
oboudiart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you , i mentioned that in the description . [link]
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
WiltingSoul Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for including my photo :)
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Eitvys200 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe it saved that it would notify watchers?
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
No. that's why I don't understand it. I have a similar bug with one of my Relativity journals. It always publishes it twice, even though I just click "submit" once. :nuu:
Eitvys200 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe your browser saved that tick on box?
Vampire--Kitten Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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