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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: :iconandreiacristina: AndreiaCristina

Feliane by AndreiaCristina Leo e Emily by AndreiaCristina


:bulletblack: :icondeleket: deleket

Face Avatars by deleket Scrap Icons by deleket


:bulletblack: :iconbylucaciu: byLUCACIU

Fairytale...Sisters by byLUCACIU Sugar Lips by byLUCACIU


: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.

:thumb314674136:

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



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:   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 ---> captain-savvy.deviantart.com/j…


Credits


A nod to the following people and resources which make this article possible:
:bulletblack: Logo graphic by admx
:bulletblack: Section bullets courtesy of Fatcow Hosting
: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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:iconzeax82:
Zeax82 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, my friend!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
:hug:
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Chambersluvsnani Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the feature! :3
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
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PrincessInTheShit Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the feature! :blowkiss:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
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deleket Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Thanks for the feature!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012   Photographer
Added to #DevNews posting later today ~ July 17, 2012.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
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