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Spotlight Features - Volume 12

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 8:24 PM


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 September 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: :iconmnrart: mnrART

What time is it by mnrART 006 Charizard - Pokedex by mnrART


:bulletblue: :iconsirtiefling: SirTiefling

Even Freud Is Puzzled by SirTiefling The Great Expedition by SirTiefling


:bulletblue: :iconsonjaphotography: SonjaPhotography

My Halloween Costume by SonjaPhotography Wishes by SonjaPhotography


:bulletblue: :iconmysweetqueen-dolls: MySweetQueen-Dolls

Don't Look at me, I'm Incomplete! by MySweetQueen-Dolls Tell me your Secrets... by MySweetQueen-Dolls


:bulletblue: :iconcaitxxsith: CaitxxSith

Miles - Support Lit by CaitxxSith Tonberry by CaitxxSith


:bulletblue: :iconmatiazi: Matiazi

Peaceful Time by Matiazi Suddenly Love by Matiazi


:bulletblue: :iconqllm: QllM

Blue_Night by QllM Innocence* by QllM


:bulletblue: :iconbunnybennett: BunnyBennett

Monocle by BunnyBennett The Scientists by BunnyBennett


:bulletblue: :iconarventur: arventur

Valentin by arventur Autumn Hunters by arventur


:bulletblue: :iconhiddendemon-666: Hiddendemon-666

Steampunk owl necklace III by Hiddendemon-666 Steampunk wire wrapped ear cuff II by Hiddendemon-666


:bulletblue: :iconransie3: Ransie3

Patterns 27 - Sweet Colorful Patterns Set by Ransie3 Cute Landscape by Ransie3




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.

:icongnewi: -- This issue, we talk to digital artist, Gnewi

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

Hello! My name is Sarah Gnewikow. On DA I go by the name of Gnewi. :) I joined DA a little more than a year and a half ago. I have met so many wonderful, encouraging people on DA! I contribute the reason I have not yet given up, to the inspiration and encouragement I find here! Along with art, and my job as a geriatric nurse, I enjoy reading, writing, playing piano, crocheting and taking care of my three beautiful children. I am happily married to an amazing man and will be celebrating our 12th anniversary this month. At the age of 31, I am probably one of the “old” people on here. :D


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

Some may be surprised to find that I consider my main form to be writing. Ever since I could read I have wanted to write! It will forever be my biggest dream! My secondary form would be digital art. I love creating!


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

My pursuit of writing has been ongoing since childhood. I have notebooks filled with my little girlish writing. Lol! My prompting I would say came from some in-born need. Lol!

My pursuit of drawing came as a result of my writing. I wanted to be able to draw the characters I saw in my head as I wrote. So, with my sister's encouragement (she is also an artist here on DA) I made my 2011 New Year's resolution: learn to draw. I think it may be the one and only resolution I have kept. Lol! Prior to this,  even though I enjoyed the work of other artists, I really had no desire to pursue it myself. Now, I wish I had started earlier! I love to draw!


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

I really have no idea... I think I will choose this one...simply because I'm a hopeless romantic. XD

A Raven's Kiss... by Gnewi


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

I love to write fantasy and historical fiction. As far as drawing goes... OCs! Both mine and other people's!


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

Princess Bride! :giggle: I have yet to get tired of watching it. Romance, fantasy, comedy... can you make a better combination?! :XD:


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

This is a difficult question. I have so many more than three! And so many people who have inspired me and encouraged me! They all deserve more love! :love: I did manage to narrow it down to these three:

:iconmrinx: for my first. Not only is she my sister, she is an amazing artist who definitely could use more love on DA!

:iconfelixuta: 2nd would be Felixuta, a very sweet traditional artist whom I have gotten to know a little on here!

:iconfee-absinthe: And, last but definitely not least, my friend, who is an incredible artist and person!

Here are my picks from their galleries:
Froggy Love by mrinxGracie by FelixutaWill he ride alone? by fee-absinthe


:bulletwhite: Final words?
I want to thank first Mirz123 for this opportunity. She is such a wonderful person and I was so very honored that she would ask me! :tighthug: I want to thank all the amazing people I have gotten to know here on DA! I have made so many friends and found so much inspiration and encouragement here! Thank you, everyone!! :glomp:


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

Paris by Gnewi Kaliya and Luciana by Gnewi Jurre and Emrah by Gnewi




Themed Feature


Halloween is right around the corner and I thought that a collection pixellated Halloween pieces would be perfect for the occasion:

mmm ... pumpkin pi by Synfull Skeleton Divider by IceXDragon Felloween by elicoronel16 Ghost Glomp by spring-sky Supernatural icon by spring-sky AAAA - Halloween Emote by deadlyMETAL Cat-O-Lantern Free Avatar by Kitrakaya   Scary Strawberry by ClefairyKid Vampire - October EMTC by JulienPradet Halloween Kitty Icon - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Trick or Treat? by Mirz123 Happy Halloween by sicara-deviant Midnight Snack by deviantdash Free Avatar Pack: Halloween by pjuk Octoberween: Groovie Goolies by Tanukitsune1 Emote Halloween Contest by sugarislife28 Happy Halloween by AngelicHellraiser Emote in Halloween world by MixedMilkChOcOlate Horror Movies by priteeboy  .pixel attempt. lil halloween by VampirePumpkin Cute Halloween by AdmiralMizaki Trick or Treat by casey-lee Wicked by Trinus Halloween Example Doll by Odyrah This is Halloween by bcboo Werewolf by mariblackheart






Special Feature


It's that time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Cooler weather, pumpkins, apple cider...and leaves! So here is a collection lovely pieces all found from the keyword: leaves.

Color Study of a Frog by NR43 if you could surround me like this by AnaBelial Tree of Tales II by MirachRavaia Garden Imp: Fee by EternalGraveDancer :thumb192951015: Leaf Study by ClaireJones Leaf by staokmuoryao The Rise of the Fall by slm0smy Autumn Time by RaechelRomero Autum 2012 by parallel-pam Autumn Nights by SquirrelGirl111 Poison Ivy by davelungart - PINK TEMPTATION XGX by knytcrawlr Colours of the world by Lock-the-Moon-Away Autumn Leaves by Jedenastka :thumb311606678: :thumb327825918: Strolling Through a Dream by ImperialFiddlesticks Avatar- Leaves and Bugs by aptiva Sun Drop by Cheerfulness In the Leaves by moeandbobbyjoe Halloween Eyes 3 by KatieAlves .:Comfort in the Leaves:. by Shadouge4eva




Spam


This section will be used to promote special events and such around dA that are close to my heart, as well as requested pimpage.

:bulletgreen: Endorell-Taelos has just launched a contest through her LoreithianChronicles group.  It is a Winter OC contest.  For more information and to check out the prize list, see this journal ---> endorell-taelos.deviantart.com…

:bulletgreen: Faced with impending job loss in December, bloodrose83 has opened writing and character-profile commissions.  For more information, check out this journal ---> bloodrose83.deviantart.com/jou…



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A nod to the following people and resources which make this article possible:
:bulletblack: Logo graphic by admx
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:bulletblack: Pixel-art suggestions: spring-sky, Tanukitsune1, sugarislife28, Drache-Lehre, happy-gurl
:bulletblack: Custom journal coding and layout by Ravenswd


This issue we spotlight Daily-Feature artists from September 2012, an interview with artists *Gnewi, a Halloween pixel feature, and a collection of art based on the keyword "leaves."
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