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:icondarklover33: (11/20) The Steel IrisA country's flags bearing the colors of truth,
mourning a loss of life and innocent youth.
Stained by the most vile of cruelties unthinkable,
to be so viciously bruised in ways so unspeakable.
Folding Lilies and Irises over a hearts bitter lament,
as a world cries for the loss of those too early sent.
To have awakened an honor and love felt deep within,
a fellowship of support in the wake of this bloody sin.
All of you, remember this here and remember this well,
for all of the struggling and those who wish liberty fell.
Red is for a passion of life's ultimate beauty,
White is for hope in the most darkest of days,
Blue is for courage and strength to pursue on,
I embody Love, I embody Life flying so high,
I am France, and I will never die.
Clerestory LuminescentI want you to feel me, touch me, hear me, understand me,
translating the urge to unleash my hearts deepest plea.
Come closer here and peer into this photograph of my soul,
the inner workings of the complexities that make me whole.
These optical illuminations inside a stained glass window,
come and find yourself absorbed in my textual crescendo.
Arranged in fractured pieces of darkness and colored light,
all the while illustrating myself in words of black and white.
Driven by an expression of feelings that no other could reflect,
as one forever striving to convey their own mosaic affect.
This freedom of self that my spirit will never relinquish,
a verbal artist until the end when death decides to extinguish.

:iconchr0n0-x: (10/10) Rapunzel by Chr0n0-X Frozen Fever Elsa by Chr0n0-X

:iconaritasum: (6/24) Afterglow by Aritasum Happy Valentine's Day by Aritasum

:iconda-hazard: (6/29) Forming New Life by da-hazard Moonlight Romance by da-hazard Escaping Reality by da-hazard

:iconcherrysdesigns: (6/29) :thumb540287818: (CLOSED) Auction Adopt - Zekin by CherrysDesigns

:iconanutdraws: (f) Chorlax by AnutDraws Zonec The Devhog 3: Generations by AnutDraws Sickelodeon by AnutDraws
:iconkiwikku: Karin by Kiwikku dark by Kiwikku

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Welcome to AllArtWorld!

An awesome place for awesome artists everywhere.

Join AllArtWorld today! We're here to help get your art noticed, and it couldn't be any easier.

And that's why we requested YOUR art.
If you've been requested, then please join us.

Simply click the "Join group" button at the top of the page, in that big blue box there!

Why YOU should join an awesome group like AAW:

:bulletyellow: We're going places, and we want to take you there. Since we were founded, we've always been one of the FASTEST GROWING groups on dA.

:bulletgreen: We give away FREE POINTS! If you'd like to earn free points, simply head to Kiwikku, who gives out points at random, or for watching people in their donate box!

:bulletblue: We advertise your commissions for you, all for FREE:…

:bulletyellow: We're super! As a super group, we can hold more contests and giveaways!

And that's all you have to do! The group is set to auto-accept members!
Plus, ALL ART is accepted!
 In here, there's a folder for almost EVERYTHING.

Now there's an easy way to turn off deviations from the group. There's no need to unjoin!
All you have to do is click the green "watching" button in the top right corner, and uncheck "deviations".
See? Easy.


Please take a moment to look at these journals before submitting.

These are just a few simple rules that will help keep the group clean of drama, and make it a better place for your art. Failure to follow them is grounds for removal and banning.

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For your benefit and ours, do not submit any art to this group's quality controlled folders that breaks these guidelines.
It takes time for us to decline, and just adds to the backlog.
We usually can't even provide a reason for declination, but it's usually a matter of art quality.
So, here are the basics:
And of course, we still have the beginners art showcase for art that doesn't meet these.
NOTE: Only the "Best Of" folders are judged. All art gets into the June 2013 folder.
:bulletred: Don't send in any poorly done WIPs sketches or badly scanned pictures. We want the finished product! Send in your WIPs to other groups!
:bulletred: Digital art has to have shading, or at least be artistically flat, with nice patterns and form.
This means no muro or ms paint stuff, unless it is WELL done.
:bulletorange: We want AWESOME photography. No self-shots and no plain  face shots either. It must be artistic, and has to be interesting to
Group Update #69 : Your Feedback.Feedback regarding the new Submission Guidelines was mixed to negative.
In this Q+A interview, our group Founder will try to clear up some misconceptions and fears about the new submissions rules and folder system.
Q: Why was this new system implemented?
A: Because someone trashed the group, erased all the folders and made me have to redo everything.
Q: So, what is this new system, and why did you change it?
A: Our group was in crisis mode. We were dealing with too many submissions a day, and none were monitored. Most times, people would just unwatch the group and lose access to important updates about social events.
Something had to be done. This hack actually was a blessing in disguise.
It allowed the admins and I to design a new folder system that we thought would provide the best of both worlds: A place for expert premium artists to showcase their work amongst their peers AND a place where beginner artists could submit and be inspired.
Q: That's nice, but exactly WHAT is the system
Group Update #H1N1: Updated FAQ and Clarification.:icondeirdre-diuran: said: :iconsaysplz:"Could we get the Rules and FAQ updated with the recent submission details and changes, and a clearer rule on frequency of submissions (how many per folder per day/week/month per person)?
Much appreciated :)"
:iconslambox: :saysplz: Well, I think that's a good idea. While my previous post gave a general overview of what to expect; , it wasn't really CLEAR about what limits exactly are in place.
This post is.
Most folders marked "Best of" have  limits of 2 submissions a day- 2 deviations a week, which are quality checked. So CHOOSE WISELY, even if BOTH are declined, your limit is still up until next week.
The June 2013 folder allows you to choose 3 deviations a day and submit them.
The Beginner art folder has 2 a day to cut down on spam, and the art dump has 5 a day.
This group has standards. While we welcome all artists, certain things ju

Contests, Rewards and Members Feature

CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCES!First off, I would like to say, thank you all SO MUCH for participating in :iconevrything-4-evryone:'s first ever contest! It was super hard to choose!! >w Love Lotto FAQ:star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star::star: :star: [Star!] [Star!]
Welcome to the love lotto, friends :D
Sometimes we meet an artist who is simply amazing- their art is great, they are nice, but they are just shy, or not so active in the community.
We all have had the feeling- "you should be so much popular!"
Well this love lotto should help with that. The rules are pretty simple.
All you have to do is suggest an artist who you feel needs a lot more attention (not yourself or a stock account) , who is either outstanding in art or personality.
You must suggest them by sending a note to the group, explaining why they should win.
Then, i will randomly every few months pick three of these artists and
[Bullet; Orange] Write a group blog about them, and share two of my favorite pieces of art they made, and why i like them.
[Bullet; Orange] Add their art to the featured folder, forever,
[Bullet; Orange] Give them a llama, and if i can, points.
[Bullet; Green] I will also reveal
Let's kick it off with a group icon contest.We want something that emphasizes that Art is universal. That Art can be felt around the world. Something that will leave a lasting impact on the viewer.
So preferably, something animated with Earth or space, or other planets/galaxies, preferably without any text.
Use real photos of the planets please, not cartoon versions.
Winner will receive Watches, a journal feature, llamas and points.
Along with a Journal feature in our much larger sister group, :iconevrything-4-evryone:
How does that sound?
Also: To enter, you must write another journal about this contest on your page, or in  another group's journal (if allowed), and when you're done, post a link on this. :)
2nd and 3rd place each will receive a llama and honorable mention, maybe points too! :)
YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO JOIN. Submit entries here:
There's no better way to start off the summer than with a few extra points!
Here at E4E, we want to help our members and give back to the community as best we can.
(Check out our artist Feature: )
This is just the first of many contests to come!

Visit us at our new point account!
Don't worry though, no need to re-enter. Those who entered here will automatically be entered into the new one.
If you do, you will be considered a cheater and disqualified.
Get Easy Free Points! Right here, Right now.From Me!
While you guys are waiting for the big summer points giveaway to start, don't forget that you can STILL get free points all the time from your favorite points account!
And now, getting yourself noticed is a breeze!
ATP will feature you for as low as 5 points!
Nobody works harder than we do to inspire and reward creativity.
So- why not drop in today and get yourself some free points?
There's PLENTY to go around!
:new: Write a journal about me, and you could win BONUS free points! Just comment on my profile when you're done. :D
Have fun! And celebrate the summer with your favorite points account
Joke Week Winners!Get ready to laugh your head off!
.. or not.
Here are our Joke Week Contest Winners!
Remember to vote for your favorite joke in the comments by listing it's joke ID #
AND thank these awesome people who gave us this hot comedy material!
Joke Set # 1
:iconludicrazy: :iconsaysplz: I'll never forget the time my dad caught me smoking. He really chewed out the guy that set me on fire!
Q: What do you get when you cross a centipede and a parrot?
A: A Walkie Talkie
You look as nervous as a turkey in November.
Customer: Hey! This hotdog you sold me is all cornmeal on one side.
Butcher: Well, in times like these, it's hard to make both ends meat.
Newspaper headline: Typhoon rips through cemetery. Hundreds dead.
If Moses had known anyone like you, there'd be an extra Commandment.
Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind change places.
Bob: Hey doc, you gotta help! I'm losin my mind. I can't remember a thing!
Doctor: When did you first realize you had this problem?
Bob: What problem?
My F
Weekly Artist feature and Group Update ^^We always are striving to help get your art noticed here at the ArtTeam .
So, every week or two we pick out 10 amazing deviations from throughout our gallery
to share with you.
Congrats if you made it!!
And to all those who didn't, better luck next time ^^
Group Update
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For all your anthro needs, submit here:
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(The more groups you submit to, the more your art'll be seen!)
And the A-Team knows this, which is why we make it super-easy. We function as one group, with the same rules so there's no more guessing games or waiting.

The A-Team only has one mission:
Get your art the noticed quicker and faster than anybody else can.
So no more confusion, stress or heartache.
Let us do the advertising for you.

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Wanna be part of the A-Team?
Then note us, and link your group rules to our codex. It's that simple. Then we'll add you to the list of approved A-team groups, which should drive up traffic.

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Community Week

Heya people! I'm back with another part of watercolor guide for beginners in traditional art:nod::la: So from the last editions of this series you might have got a basic idea of how to start off with watercolors. In this edition you'll be learning how to actually start painting and make rough sketches! (I know that I promised some shading art too, but then due to lack of time, I'll put it up in the next edition) The index is as follows :

  • Watercoloring Checklist
  • Making a rough sketch
  • Base painting
  • Some Precautions
  • A word of THANKS!



Introduction :

From the earlier issues of this series, you have learnt about the basics of watercolors in theory. But when we move from theory to practical, you experience a whole new varieties of terrors and mistakes..from which we need to learn and improvise. While painting with watercolors, you need to understand that achieving the adeptness of professionals doesn't come with the first steps! The key to success is hardwork and practice! Therefore, I present you some steps in easy, clear and concise manner so that you can understand the basics of painting more efficiently! So let's do it! Let me remind you that I'm an amateur just like you people and I'm sharing my bit of knowledge that I've acquired overs these years!


Watercoloring Checklist:

Ok, so before telling you the procedure of painting, lets have a checklist of necessary items prepared:

  • Paper (more than 120 gsm)
  • Brushes of varied sizes (according to your choice)
  • Separate water containers (probably two)
  • Some tape 
  • A set of HB pencils
  • A spare cloth
  • A newspaper(old ones)
Now we are ready for rocking!

:love: I'M FOR SURE! :love:

So now that we have our materials ready, we can start making the ROUGH SKETCH!

Making a Rough Sketch:

So basically, for making a painting with watercolor, you first need to make a rough sketch with the HB pencils. Why the HB pencil? We generally use the HB pencils for smooth and light pencil marks because generally with the regular 2B pencils, there comes a specification of eraser shavings spread all over your workspace. Hence, I recommend the HB pencils for a smooth and easy experience! So coming to wards the procedure;

First of all use you sharpened HB pencils to make a small figure on the page, say like a tree as shown in the example done by me:
-10 by Tudalia -6 by Tudalia
So now, you've got frame like thing on the sheet composed of shapes similar to that of the tree. Please take to not drag your pencil too hard and dark over the surface for the frame. It needs to look light and mostly translucent. Then, apply a bit more pressure over the surface and make a more detailed sketch outta the rough tree. Take care that this new layer also shouldn't look quite mangled or untidy!

Now, erase the older layer of rough shapes to get a final sketch, which'll look something like this:

-5 by Tudalia
So now, our rough sketch is ready an we move towards the base painting mode!

Base Painting:

Before starting off with the base painting, let me tell you exactly what a base layer of a painting is. A base layer or simply a base is the initial-most layer of a painting that comprises of faded colors of light shades (sometimes dark shades are also used). It is used to make the basic foundation of a painting that will, in the end enhance the shades of the painting. A base can be identified by the use of a lot of water with a little amount of paint on paper. Take care not to use much water else the page will blot up. So, in order to have a clear idea of base paints, I recommend you to watch some time lapse videos of agnes-cecile or MyPetiteCakes on Youtube where they show a brief step on how a base is made! So coming back to our sketched tree, we start making a base coat of it! The procedure is as follows, illustrated with images :

  • Step one, hold your paintbrush, dip it in water and then take some prussian blue (or dark blue) out of your palette or tube and in an open cube of the palette, mix the two thoroughly. The product obtained is a translucent liquid of the bluish shade.
  • -7 by Tudalia -3 by Tudalia
  • Step two, on the sketch of the tree, put some water as a pre-base layer to avoid some outrun of paint. Take care to spread water in the borders of the sketch to maintain neatness. This might look a bit intimidating, but with time, you'll overcome this little fear.
  • -1 by Tudalia-4 by Tudalia
  • Step three, paint the translucent color liquid over the wet tree sketch and again, avoid the outrun of paint. Paint it thoroughly and evenly. The product obtained will be the sketch of the tree painted with a pale bluish coat. Please let the base DRY for some minutes! This is a very serious matter because it affects the progress of the painting in adverse ways. BE PATIENT, AND LET THE BASE DRY.
  • -8 by Tudalia -9 by Tudalia
  • Step four, take some brown paint and paint the bark/ trunk of the tree. Use a thin round brush for the purpose.  
  • Step five, Take some light green paint, and paint over the leafy part of the tree. Again, avoid outrun of paint and use a thin round bush for this purpose.
  • -2 by Tudalia-1 by Tudalia
  • Step six, after painting the trunk and the leaves, you've obtained the second layer or the basic layer of paint that includes plain paint and no shading.
  • Step seven, for the trunk, take some dark brown paint or the black paint, dilute the edge of the paintbrush and paint over the crispy edges of the bark of the tree as illustrated in the following picture:-2 by Tudalia
  • Step eight, use some dark green paint + dark blue paint and paint the shadows of the tree leaves that make them look distinct. This may take time with the varying intensity of complexity in the sketch.-10 by Tudalia
  • Step nine, let the second base of dark shades DRY. Observe the mixing and blending of the paints till they dry up. Observe the fine lines of the paint track and enjoy the beauty of the blended colors! :heart:-3 by Tudalia
  • Step ten, take the light shade of yellow and paint the upper edges of the leaves on the upper hemisphere of the tree foliage. Let the southern foliage be shadowed. Then using a fine round brush, and white paint, make some reflective edges on the leaves to add the beautifying essence of nature! You can also use some black ball pens for highlighting the edges and some more details as I've done 
  • -5 by Tudalia
:dummy: And TA DAA! :dummy:
-7 by Tudalia
You've successfully made your first watercolor painting, that too with shades and good blending! Now, to further beautify the painting, you can use a black ball pen to outline and define some areas on your wish! If you're unable to reach to the final stage, don't sadden yourself, do practice and see the wonder! Now lets move towards some precautions you need to consider while painting:


  • While sketching, take care for dark lines and eraser shavings!
  • When making the second rough sketch, carefully erase the earlier pencil marks of the initial sketch.
  • When spreading water on the rough sketch, take care that the water doesn't outrun the sketch bounds.
  • Don't let the water dry up fast!
  • While painting the first paint base, take care for the spill of the watercolor and take the color in a fixed ratio.                                                                             

So these were some of the main precautions to remember! And this brings us to the conclusion of this article! Thank you soo much! Oh wait....there's more!

New Glimpse of the next issue! New

The next issue will cover the following topics :

  • Shades
  • Some little tricks
  • Resources

For more info and questions, you are free to note me up! You may also ask in the comments if you have any queries! :confused: rvmp  

A word Of Thanks!

I thank all of you, my friends, the editors, the advisers and all the other staff people for helping me out in bringing up this article! If you hadn't been there, this article wouldn't have been a successful one! KEEP BEING AWESOME!

article written by Tudalia for projecteducate's Community Week
All the images of resources were presented to you by Tudalia 

Thank You


My Traditional Values #1

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 5:23 AM
 :la: tagged by the awesome OfOneSoul :la:

What is "My Traditional Values"?

"My Traditional Values" is an interactive feature backed by communityrelations &Traditionalists that hopes to bring Traditional Art to the forefront of the community. This feature will provide the perfect opportunity for deviants of all galleries to show appreciation for the traditionalists among us. You may or may not tag others to participate in these features; it is not required. All that we ask is that you help us in further bringing to light the masterworks of talented traditionalists.

How to participate:

Simply create a journal titled "My Traditional Values" and choose one of the following to feature...

Bullet; Red - A traditional artist you value,
Bullet; Red - Or a traditional medium, like watercolor, charcoal, etc.,
Bullet; Red - Or a theme you value. This can be anything. The sky is the limit.

Be sure to use the hashtag: #MyTraditionalValues :iconlainloveplz: 
[You can apply "tags" to journals through the "submission" page.]

For my very first My Traditional Values feature...

- I value KlarEm !!!! :heart:

KlarEm is a wonderful, awesome, fantastic etc. watercolorist/ painter that mostly
paints things of a fantasy or abstract element. His awesomeness
is conspicuous in his artwork and his adeptness in the field!
I lust love his creations!
:iconlachoir: Please give him a good amount of feedback! :iconlachoir:

Troye Sivan by KlarEm Phoenix girl by KlarEm
Salvador Dali by KlarEm The pool of dreams and sorrows by KlarEm Soul meets Body by KlarEm
Eye painting by KlarEm


I Tag :

RhynWilliams RogueMudblood Ganjamira Moonbeam13  Kaz-D

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thanks for letting me joinLove 
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Little Pixel Heart doing some quick requests: Little Pixel Heart
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photo's are full.
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Do you think you could help me find something that was put in your gallery? For some reason it was removed from my notifications and I wanted to check out their profile later.
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