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Colour Feature: GREEN
120 by ~YanaBondareva
Strange Island by *MonsterBrandFresh Circus by ~passion-aesthete
Rust...behind me by ~ALEXANDRA-BANUTHomage V by ~DinnerSpoilerMadame Poupee by *MADmoiselleMeli
Ross creek 16 by *shadowfoxcreativeThe Cauldron by ~vincentfavre
Vintage wind by ~AlexandraSophie
Colour Feature: YELLOW
Cement Plant Grodziec1 by ~bastet78In The Forge by ~goRillA-iNKIn All Ways Orange by ~darren-francis
But come back, come back in from the cold... by ~cichutkoautumn by ~krista-perse
T a k e . m e . s o m e w h e r e . n i c e by *VibratumA Thousand Years by ~faintsmile28
She dreamed of paradise... by ~moniplnmeet me halfway by ~inessa-emilia
Colour Feature: RED
Between Red and Water by =helios-spadaGoldilocks by ~Emmatyan
drapings by ~mirlimiSilent Life by ~TheDreamClubMurdererCambodia - Expressions by *lux69aeterna
Bitten by ~WickedwebMordor by =DeFuturaInspiration for damask by ~Lazulyte
Blood flow. by ~AmibaRaging fire by ~NemoPhantom
Colour Feature: NO COLOUR
The Descent by *Heraklid
Sea Grid by =AG1Ptriangulation by ~bracketting94
A Forest Of Stars by ~ChrisEvoPhotoNightmares by the River by =anaPhenixilusion by ~blablagustina
Rocks and Islands .... by ~abhishek82
XIII by ~lukaspeterecLamenting about yesterday's sad ending by ~DeadOhioSky77
Sorrows Drown-Mono by *11thDimensionPhoto
Dreamy Theodor KittelsenAs I've previously promised, after the articles about Sulamith Wülfing and about John Bauer, the time comes for an article about Theodor Kittelsen.
...Theodor Severin Kittelsen, being a great representant of the Golden Age of Illustration, is one of the countless artists who received more attention and appreciation a long time after their death. I don't say "proper attention", it's still far from it.
His depictions of Scandinavian folklore creatures are said to be equally cannon to the trolls portrayed by the definitely more famous John Bauer. But, unlike Bauer, Kittelsen didn't focus just around trolls (which are, you must admit that, most of Bauer's creations - although his sudden death at young age is
Owl EvolutionAugust is a month of Graphics in %ArtHistoryProject. We count in Comics & Cartoons, Anthro, Fan Art and Anime/Manga for this subject and here is a feature of some neat owl Anthro works. Give them your love!
Silver Lining by ~TenaciousBeethe fort by *teaganwhiteSooty Owl Cat by ~DirtiranMy Land... by ~PepokishInvestigative Journalist by ~c-t-elder
Golden Age of Illustration
When in the second half of the 19th century newspapers and illustrated books became popular and widespread thanks to improvements in printing technology, many artists found their base to spread their skills. The official time span of the Golden Age of Illustration is said to be from 1880s to 1920s, but it varied a little bit between Europe and America.
While European illustrators were influenced mostly by the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau and Post-Impressionists (especially by Les Nabis, a group of Parisian artists), their American colleagues focused around Howard Pyle's Brandywine School of American Illustration in the Brandywine Valley.
Amongst the most popular artists of this time we find Arthur Rackham (UK), Howard Pyle (US), Ivan Bilibin (Russia), Theodor Kittelsen (Norway), Edmund Dulac (France), John Bauer (Sweden), Beatrix Potter (UK), N.C. Wyeth (US), Sulamith Wülfing (
(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 08:iconkikunakamura:
Huldra by ~RannaltaDeep Sea Mermaid by ~Rannalta
Aftermath by ~KaiSaunders
Crash Landing by ~KaiSaundersPinnacle by ~KaiSaunders
Serenity by ~KaiSaunders
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Suggested by ~Somaritan
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A VIEW OF MIRYAM DERE VALLEY... by ~Badusev
THE TSARS' FORTRESS ABOVE THE ANCIENT TOWN by ~Badusev
Hedgehog Dreams by *erinclairebSwinging stars by *erinclaireb
Autumn Hedgehogs 2 by *erinclairebBear Dreams by *erinclaireb
Celebrating Diversity #16What is art?
I can assure you that the answer I've chosen for myself is probably not the answer that works for you.
Regardless of the differences our backgrounds and experiences bring to the table there are some universals that pop up across media and eras and what have you.
Nekocon '07 Illustrations by ~brandokay AATR-Audition-02 by =QueenGwenevere
This time, I've chosen 16 pieces that somehow incorporate the human form.
Coca Cola and Cupcakes by ~PlaidCushion The boy 01 by ~Gogolle My Supergirl by ~Yutaan A sculpt for Alex Pardee by *KristinSlavickArt
Celebrating Diversity #1-15 found here:
Celebrating Diversity #12This edition of Celebrating Diversity I want to focus on two extremes of art: Extremely detailed and realistic works and minimal and abstract art. Both tendencies or trends have their place and time in art and history and are appreciated by many people. Not always does one person like both, but to me personally, art has always been more about feeling, than about complexity. Something simple can touch me emotionally as well as something blasting with details. Art is just as individual as every human being!
How do you feel about these tw
Celebrating Diversity #3Hello, everyone!
When we don't see enough of a particular art form, it is difficult for us to understand or appreciate it. This project aims to bring you features that you might not have seen otherwise from a variety of galleries around dA. For example, I tend to live and breathe photomanipulations and (to a lesser extent) digital art, and I really enjoyed taking a moment to browse the non-photomanipulation galleries for treasures. I found many, and I hope you will enjoy the features I have chosen.
These are the things I love:
Syringe by ~MothOfDoom31
Mag by *Elisanth
Brain Tower by ~Almacan
silent noise by ~sainisjohray
Lives in a dream.... by *TriciaS
JUST FOR YOU by *ARTBYTERESA
Don't Cry by =NicksPencilArt
Begin 73 by ~Craig-Larsen
Pain... by =Vishw
Life can be so colorful by *dansch
Celebrating Diversity #13In this issue of Celebrating Diversity, I would like to remind you of an amazing feeling...when you see a piece of art created in a medium or genre that you have little or no experience of working in, and it feels like you're witnessing something magical, something beyond your comprehension.
It's wonderful to revel in the joy of How do they do that? and find inspiration in the creations of other artists. So I challenge you to take a step outside of the galleries that you regularly browse and immerse yourself in the experience of indulging in something new.
How do you celebrate diversity?
Do you regularly browse, comment on and collect art that's wildly different from what you create?
Do you watch artists who use mediums that you don't use in your own
Celebrating Diversity #18The beauty of art is that it can be shaped using different mediums. Whether it translates into magnificence, sorrow or amazement it always evokes a feeling inside of us. Step outside of your comfort zone and go experience other types of art. Go randomly click on galleries that you've never explored before. It might turn out to be exactly what you needed to see.
Design & Interfaces
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The Beginning of American ComicsI am sure this is a topic a lot of you would be interested in! As with my article on the Beginning of Manga. I'm only going to touch on the root of it for now as I have other articles planned to tie them together! The American comic book, is really quite new in comparison with past narrative art forms. In fact we haven't had a century yet of the modern American comic as we know it.
Let us begin by looking at The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck by Swiss artist Rudolphe Töpffer. It is considered to be the oldest known comic book and started in Europe and was printed in several languages all the way back in 1837, but it was reprinted in 1842 in New York, the first printed comic book in America. There were no word balloons as you would imagine comics today, however there was text in the book to describe what was going on. This was produced in a period of comic book histor
Famous Photographs: The Afghan GirlIf you run a google search on what are the top famous Photographs of all time, The Afghan Girl is sure to appear. She is truly a face from History and one that many across the globe have tried to capture within others time and time again. But what exactly has made this image and its photographer so captivating?
Source: Daily Mail/National Geographic/Steve McCurry
Eyes, they say, are the window to the soul. And capturing such a piercing and expressive look in a photograph is a highly sought after skill. The Afghan Girl exhibits suspense, suspicion and a sense of distrust at the person behind the lens, she gives off an air of maturity, a foreboding feeling - a vulnerability behind years of strength. That, is what makes her so captivating.
Sharbat Gula is her name, although few even know this rather important detail. Sh
Famous Photographs: Lunch Atop A SkyscraperWhilst the most famous photographs from across the years often feature famine, death, destruction and war, it's sometimes refreshing to catch a glimpse of one or two that don't exhibit depression, demise and conflict. Photo-journalism can work both ways to brief the viewer of an image on what it's like to step into somebody else's shoes. It can shock, bring a tear or even, by some miracle - a smile.
Lunch Atop A SkyScraper does exactly that. It provokes a smile, it features across the world in postcards, books, greeting cards and other formats and ultimately it tugs at that part of your heart that knows there can be good in the world. So what makes it famous?
The Photograph itself shows eleven working men eating lunch, sitting on a steel girder. Nothing extraordinary about that right? Wrong. Their feet are dangling 256 metres above New York City. Nobody actually knows w
Fan Art Fridays - Wheel of TimeHello and welcome to the 2nd edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will feature fanart from the amazing fantasy book series Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and finished by Brandon Sanderson.
Mashiara by *fee-absinthe Red Ajah by ~leilasedai Moiraine -painting by ~medders Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag by ~PollyUranus The Dragon Reborn by *niji707
And at ^neurotype's request
Colour Feature: BLUE
Desperately Autumn by ~TanjaMariaDay 21 - At the divide by *MonsterBrand
~ Cold as Ice ~ by ~Nilennain drops. by ~BlueberryblackSerenity by ~CecilyAndreuArtwork
Krokus4 by *feigenfruchtWinds of Aiolos by *AiniTolonen
.:White as Snow:. by =Manon-BlutsanguenPapillon en blue sur bleu by *hyneige
Little Miss It“Do you enjoy her company?”
That, Avadaci concluded, had been the extent of his grandfather’s kindness. Thank the stars he had broken his neck after a failed attempt to ascend the castle staircase. Not that many were privy to this information. The official listing on the cause of death involved something along the lines of falling in battle after slaying at least a dozen demons, although this was treated with quite a bit of skepticism by the general populace. Yet, interestingly enough, a decent portion of the locals believed a tale about the cannibals of Unkhtom devouring him whole.
Not that Avadaci really cared how his grandfather had died. He was just glad he was dead. And if he was glad his grandfather had died, Avadaci wondered, why did he have to attend his funeral? In fact, the whole kingdom was glad his grandfather had died. Why did they have to attend the funeral?
“Oh Avad,” proclaimed his mother, “obv
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