A 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.
A few months ago, I posted a poll asking my watchers/visitors to show me 3 artists they felt could use more love. They *were* allowed to pick themselves, too. The response was so large that I have to break the feature into two parts, the first part being showcased last issue. Here are the remaining artists. To see the original poll, click here.
Suggested by: CalilTheGayPrince
BlissIt's that feeling I get when I look in your eyes
That knowledge that I can tell you no lies
The reason I smile when I hear your name
The reason is what must be to blame
That sensation I get with my hands through your hair
That electrical spark flowing all through the air
The reason there's butterflies when we cuddle
The reason the way I express isn't subtle
That tingle I get with your hand in mine
That realization that I was given this sign
The reason my heart leaps when I see you
The reason that this is too good to be true
That way that I feel when I'm holding you near
That fact that this all has become very clear
The reason my legs grow weak when we kiss
This serene, pristine, and perpetual bliss
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Anybody Who Cares-Ch 1I have to do this. It won't be so hard to say goodbye. It's not like anyone cares.
This all started on Monday. After another day at school of Crocker failing me, Trixie rejecting me, and Francis beating me up, I went home only to find my parents getting ready for a special evening-without me. They left me with my evil babysitter, Vicky. As usual, she made me do all the chores while she just watches TV. After I finished my chores and most of my homework, I started playing on my V-cube. I barely started the first level of my game when Vicky called for me.
"TWERP!" she yelled from downstairs. I knew she was just going to torture me, and since I thought I had suffered enough already, I decided to ignore her. She's bound to get tired and give up eventually, I thought. Boy was I ever wrong. About 5 minutes later, Vicky came charging upstairs. She kicked my door open so hard, it broke off its hinges.
"When I call for you, you come right away! Got that?" she screamed.
That's when I snapped. "Y
Suggested by: BeyondGalaxies
Love is....Love is when your heart flutters
That first time you see someone
and you feel you've know them forever
Love is bliss
that first kiss that blows you away
and leads to many more
Love is determination
The will to fight any battle
to be with the person you love
Love is forever
creating a life with another
letting your souls join together
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Die Memoiren von Hector Barbossa 4
Die Memoiren von Hector Barbossa
Die Geburt oder...Jööö,diselbe Nos wie de Klaas!
Wir schreiben das Jahr Anno Domini 1556,so in der Nacht den vierten Juno,nahe
der Antillischen Inseln.Eine rauhe See und stürmisch war die Überfahrt.
Eine angelsachsische Galeone ,mächtig zur der Zeit und üppig der Rumpf und dick
wie der Bauch eines faulen Rheingrafen.Der Name des Schiffes..Seemöwe.Nun ja,kein
doller Name,aber ein Schiff ist ein Schiff und es fuhr schon viele Jahre treu zur See hinaus
um Auswanderer von Franken und Teutonen,Sachsen und Hugenotten
in die neue Welt von Neu York ,Neu Amsterdam und Boston und anderen angehenden
Häfen zu bringen .Wenigstens tat sie es immer....Nun wird die Seemöwe vom Sturm geschüttelt und
gerüttelt.Ein wahrer tropischer Sturm ....und da kam ich nun ins Spiel.
Denn irgendwo in einer der vielen Nischen des bauchigen Schiffes,lag meine Frau
Mama in den Wehen und schrie ihren Schmerz wegen m
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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 and author, Captain-Savvy
Could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your dA life?
Ahoy everyone! I’m Savannah Betten, known as Captain-Savvy here on dA. I’m a country girl who loves pirates, fantasy, animals and adventure. I joined the site in 2006 and I’ve made many good friends through it. I also met my husband, Nautical-Nieky through dA when he filled out the pirate meme I created. Most of my art is fantasy or pirate related, and though I wasn‘t very active for a while due to wedding and newlywedness, I am back and loving it.
What would you say your main artform is? Secondary?
My main art form is digital. I use Photoshop Elements and usually draw or paint things from scratch with my old faithful tablet. My style is something all my own. I’m working on getting to a more realistic style, but for now I’m happy with what I can do.
My secondary art form would have to be literature. I love to write. My gallery is full of short stories, chapters from novels (this will be my 5th year participating in NaNoWriMo!) and ongoing series bits and pieces.
If I may, I also am very interested in face painting and body art. Unfortunately, most of my work in that department is done at local fairs and events and goes walking off before I have a chance to take any pictures. I do hope to share more of this in my gallery soon.
When did you start pursuing your art? What prompted you to?
Oh, I’ve been drawing since before I learned how to write. Even when I was in elementary school I would tell others I wanted to be an artist when I grew up.
In high school I began to focus more seriously on my art, when I was exposed to a teacher who encouraged me to do so. I had planned to go for an art degree after graduating but it just didn’t work out that way. Still, joining dA and getting involved in an art community has kept me from giving up, and I still hope to pursue a career in art one day.
What is your favorite piece in your gallery at the moment?
Hmmm that’s a tough one. My favorite at the moment is probably “Evening Camp”. It’s a newer piece and the first thing I’ve really put a lot of effort into in a long time. For a while the most I’d managed is quick, messy sketches. I finally got inspired and found the time to create this. It’s not the most detailed thing in my gallery, but hey, favorites change.
In general, what is your favorite thing to create (i.e. fan-art, poetry, etc) ?
My favorite thing to create is art using my Original Characters and those of my friends. I love drawing things that evoke the imagination. Fantasy, danger, romance, adventure… I like to use art to escape the ordinary and mundane. I love shadowy, dangerous caves or epic battles on mountain tops- or even just silly little cute sketches. When writing I thrive on adventure. It’s always been fun for me to put characters in different, outrageous situations and try to imagine how they would react.
Just for fun question: Of all of your OCs, who is the closest to your heart and why?
I think any of my dA friends would be able to answer this one. Captain Sybil Marisalli is my favorite of my own OCs. As for why, I’m not even sure where to start. I think she was born as a sort of extension of myself, or a character who could be who I wished I could be. I’m a timid, shy person, but Sybil is bold, adventurous, wild and free. She’s a pirate captain and has had numerous adventures (many of them with the OCs of my friends). Shortly after she got a name and a design she just took on a life of her own. I wrote a novel about her two years ago for NaNoWriMo and she‘s the subject of several short stories and drawings. In a way I think she’s my muse.
Time to spread the love. Who are 3 artists you feel could use more love?
Any last words?
Thanks so much for the feature!
Some of my picks from Captain-Savvy's gallery:
Midnight Visitor- giftIt was a calm night at sea for the notorious pirate ship, The Mystic's Dream. In fact, it was too calm. There was no wind, save for the faintest breeze, and the waters were utterly still. Overhead the night sky was ablaze with a thousand stars, but their twinkling faces could see no reflection in the deep blue below- a fog curled over the waters, creeping about the ship's hull like ghostly arms. The ship, normally quick and mighty, floated aimlessly in the mist.
All were asleep onboard, save the night watchman who stood up in the crow's nest keeping a sharp eye out for trouble. Of course, the only trouble he could see was fairly obvious- doldrums. They had been at sea for many long weeks now, and every man (and woman) began to weary of the doldrums. They had hardly moved at all over the last two days, and the voyage was becoming altogether tiring. When, the men wondered, would they reach their destination? Had their ship been cursed to be stuck at sea with no wind forever? What was the
As many of you know, in late August, Ravenswd and I welcomed a new baby boy to our family. You can read a bit more about it on my profile page. With that in mind, I thought a baby-themed feature would be appropriate. A thank you to Endorell-Taelos for help in selecting these deviations
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Synfull and BlissfullySarcastic are holding an emoticonist (and emoticon-lover) chat event at WeEmote on Saturday, September 29th. For more details, times, and information, check out this journal ---> synfull.deviantart.com/journal….
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