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Spotlight Features - Volume 7

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:28 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 June2012. 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.

:bulletblack: :icontonettechan12: tonettechan12

I 'heart' you by tonettechan12 Gift by tonettechan12

:bulletblack: :icona-little-kitty: A-Little-Kitty

So Hip by A-Little-Kitty Pixel: Delicious Asian Food by A-Little-Kitty

:bulletblack: :icondemeterveram: DemeterVeram

Together by DemeterVeram Past the tracks by DemeterVeram

:bulletblack: :icondpistudios: DPIStudios

Dwarves by DPIStudios Seedpunk by DPIStudios

:bulletblack: :iconbergsjo: Bergsjo

Anpankun week 10 by Bergsjo Wet street of Ginza - remix by Bergsjo

:bulletblack: :iconleejun35: leejun35

I don't care by leejun35 Lonely by leejun35

:bulletblack: :iconyorinarpati: YoriNarpati

We have each other. by YoriNarpati

:bulletblack: :iconestruda: Estruda

London Bus by Estruda The Keys To Life by Estruda

:bulletblack: :iconfrancis-the-thriller: Francis-the-Thriller

:thumb273180938: :thumb292127130:

:bulletblack: :iconzeax82: Zeax82

OmNomNom by Zeax82 Forgotten Grimoire by Zeax82

:bulletblack: :iconsatmack: satmack

circles by satmack Monster by satmack

:bulletblack: :iconjohnjfreeze: johnjfreeze

Mega Men by johnjfreeze SpiderMan and Mary Jane by johnjfreeze

:bulletblack: :iconserenaverdeart: SerenaVerdeArt

The Six Deaths - Istaaz by SerenaVerdeArt Manuela by SerenaVerdeArt

:bulletblack: :iconnikitanms: NikitaNms

:thumb211735730: :thumb212466075:

:bulletblack: :iconandiecris: AndieCris

Feliane by AndieCris Leo e Emily by AndieCris

:bulletblack: :icondeleket: deleket

Face Avatars by deleket Scrap Icons by deleket

:bulletblack: :iconbylucaciu: byLUCACIU

:thumb307553831: :thumb271868241:

:bulletblack: :iconchambersluvsnani: Chambersluvsnani

You by Chambersluvsnani Delicate by Chambersluvsnani

:bulletblack: :iconinfinitywave: InfinityWave

Wrong Droid - tee by InfinityWave Lucky Pig - tee by InfinityWave

:bulletblack: :icondarlingmionette: DarlingMionette

Bratkitty - Lottery CG by DarlingMionette Com7 - Mave and Caleb Colored by DarlingMionette

:bulletblack: :iconagathalizz: Agathalizz

Waiting Uncertainly by Agathalizz Tender Rose by Agathalizz

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.

:iconcgaddictworld: -- This issue, we talk to digital artist, cgaddictworld

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

Hi everyone, my name is George Patsouras and I’m a freelance artist residing in Long Island City, NY.  I joined DA about a year ago and I really enjoy posting here.  Unfortunately I don’t have time to be as active as I would like due to freelance work, which takes up a majority of my time.

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

Primarily, I like to paint fantasy art, so hopefully my work showcases this.  Horror would be my secondary as well.  I like to paint in a realistic fashion, but adding a fantasy or horror twist is much more creative for me as opposed to straight up realism.  In terms of the medium, primarily my work is painted digitally with Photoshop and a Wacom Tablet.  I love to draw traditionally as well, so secondary would be pencils.

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

I pursued art from a very young age.  I was always drawing nonstop during my younger years, and it was something I knew I wanted to have a career in fairly early.

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

I would say ‘Save Us’, as that was a very personal piece during a dark period of my life.  Additionally it was one of the first images that came out pretty much exactly how I envisioned it from the get go, which I’m very proud of.

Save  Us by cgaddictworld

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

Anything fantasy related, for sure.  I also like to paint fan art every now and then when I get the opportunity to do so.

:bulletwhite: Just for fun question: What is your current favorite movie?

Good question!  It’s hard to pick a favorite, as I have so many... but if I had to I guess it would be ‘The Matrix’.  That movie was so ahead of it’s time it’s ridiculous, and still impresses me to this day.

:bulletwhite: Time to spread the love. Who are 3 artists you feel could use more love?

There’s a ton of artists that deserve more exposure.  Some of my favorites are KaynessArt, bakatron, flavioluccisano

Some picks from the above artists' galleries:

Rabbit Hunter Hunter by KaynessArt :bulletwhite: trying to draw garrus from mass effect by bakatron :bulletwhite: Reptile by flavioluccisano

:bulletwhite: Final words?

I just wanted to thank you for this feature, very much appreciate it!

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

Catwoman by cgaddictworld Self Portrait by cgaddictworld Valren by cgaddictworld

Themed Feature

I have been working on a piece about a slave.  So, I decided to see what I could find in the dA galleries with the keyword of "prisoner."

Prisoner by Insan3-Z0mbie Prisoner by er0k Prisoner by dirtypaintbrush Prisoner Of Love by NarsisBlack Prisoner by Karijn prisoner of love by kim-tram :thumb291852835: Prisoner of Heaven by WojciechDziadosz Prisoner of Time by PrincessInTheShit Prisoner Zero has Escaped by Moon-manUnit-42 Buckbeak by burdge Prisoner of dreams by Metide :thumb124268141: Prisoner by jeyheich Pretty Prisoner by PFunk-Imagery Prisoner by choice by Gingashi Prisoner by StealthNinja5 Prisoner by Klokoton Hogwarts Heroes by Iluv2Write1701

Special Feature

As an emoticonist, I'm a big fan of emoticon projects.  They are a way for emoticonists to participate in a large collab, allowing varying skill levels to contribute to a larger piece.  Recently, a major project, The Archaeology Pixel Projects, was converted to a Flash project, allowing viewers to see the full and complete work, as well as the wrap-around story.  Be sure to check it out.


And here are some other amazing emoticon projects (including one of my own), which are well worth a look-see:

Emoticon Lane Project - CLOSED by Mirz123 OC emote community CLOSED by I-is-smart Theater Project-Closed by I-Hasa-Muffin Cemetery project II by Oktanas EmoticonHeights Project Closed by Wooded-Wolf Emoticon Map Project - Closed by Sinister-Starfeesh


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:   AllisonTyree is taking emergency commissions to help a friend.  Her prices are very reasonable, and she's lowered cost of her colored work for this drive.  Be sure to check it out. Commission info here.

:bulletpurple: Captain-Savvy has opened a contest.  Your OC with her OC!  Great fun and nice prizes. More info and a list of prizes here --->…


A nod to the following people and resources which make this article possible:
:bulletblack: Logo graphic by admx
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:bulletblack: CSS Skin by Drake1
:bulletblack: Custom journal coding and layout by Ravenswd

This issue showcases Daily Featured artists from June 2012, a themed feature, a spotlight on emoticon projects, interview with artist ~cgaddictworld and other news.
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Zeax82 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, my friend!
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Chambersluvsnani Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the feature! :3
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
PrincessInTheShit Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the feature! :blowkiss:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
deleket Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Thanks for the feature!
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
JamminJo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Added to #DevNews posting later today ~ July 17, 2012.
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
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