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Carolanne Gardner
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Star Horse: Linework by SpiraxDracowolf
Star Horse: Linework
It's been a while since I've uploaded a traditional piece! Still need to get my linework a bit tighter on the banners but happy with the horse itself. I haven't made any cleanup attempt on the lines so it's pretty much a full representation of what was drawn on paper.

Other art work like this:
Art Thief by SpiraxDracowolf Magic Brush by SpiraxDracowolf

Artwork belongs to Carolanne Gardner © 2014
Do not use, copy or repost without permission.
Won't be back until Sunday. Will reply to comments then and schedule an upload :)
Scanning quite a few pages - it's always a daunting task!

Feature Journal Oct 2014

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 19, 2014, 2:06 PM


I've been on a bit of an unplanned hiatus this year, but now slowly returning to support the DA community. I`m wanting to restart regular feature journals again to show my appreciation to a lot of talented artists and writers out there.

Here are ten deviations from the thumbshare forum I posted which I really liked (in no particular order):

1: First up is :iconjesseallshouse:'s Betty Boop Wonder Woman' Betty Boop Wonder Woman by JesseAllshouse

I love Betty Boop and seeing her dressed as Wonder Woman is perfect in my eyes! Excellent control of prisma colour markers especially where the red and white areas meet.

2: I can never gush enough about :iconaurora-silver:'s work. Here's 'I am you...' I am you... by Aurora-Silver

The colour style developed by Aurora-Silver is beautiful and very dreamlike. It's rare to see all three forms together but is a great treat to see the character designs side by side.

3: It was so hard to chose between the three thumbnails shared by :iconsecondary-target: but I finally decided on 'Will You Marry Me' Will You Marry Me? by SECONDARY-TARGET

There are two things I love about this piece. Firstly it's the pose. It's well balanced and the omission of white makes the character more striking. Second is the accompanying comment! A lot of love went into this and it's refreshing to see someone loving their own creations.

4: Next up is :iconchiccaneko:'s 'Metamorphosis' Metamorphosis by ChiccaNeko

To me this art piece shows vulnerability through the way the woman is holding herself protectively but there is a defiant look in her eyes as she shows her deer qualities. I could easily see this being a glass painting glistening with the purple and green hues in my window.

5: :iconsolidmars:'s 'Bloom' Bloom by SolidMars

Fractual art is something I understand little about the process of how it is made, howver the range of beauty and shapes people create is amazing. Saying this SolidMars's 'Bloom' is a wonderful piece, the colours are amazing like a supernova flower blooming in the night sky.

6: :iconvusiuz:'s 'Second Skybreaker Project In progress Week 1' Second Skybreaker Project  : In progress Week 1 by Vusiuz

First thing I want to say is, this artist doesn't do himself enough justice! Please read his journal 'The Art Journey of Vusiuz' as it's a great read. I love the style he's developed along with the environment textures and effects and would love to see either a short file or game of this. 

7: :iconwishingunderthatstar:'s 'Sun Kissed' Sun Kissed by WishingUnderThatStar

According to the artist comments this was a lucky shot but photography can take skill and patience to get the best to show. This photo definitely shows skill, the colours are vibrant, and the focus just right to get the flower petals edges crisp and clear.

8: :icontriinerg:'s 'the apple' The apple by TriinErg

I love this photo! The blur on the hand suggest moment to the apple and stir memories of snow white and the forbidden fruit. The focus is fully on the models expression and she  looks relaxed as if caught mid moment. The rest of the photos in the series are also fantastic.

9: :iconkityria:'s 'Ragorok' Ragorok by Kityria

Yes, I know I have a weakness for dragons but the details on this one could not be ignored. My only sadness is that the full wingspan isn't shown but the details of the spines on the head and tail are superb.

10: Finally here is :iconshenaniboom:'s 'Lovier Than Pearls comparison' Lovier Than Pearls (comparison) by ShenaniBOOM

The final piece captures the subjects main features (The arched eyebrow, sharp nose and wavy hair) wonderfully and has been drawn (in my opinion) to look like a lovely keepsake photo/engraving.

Thank you to :iconady20079: :icondoraiingrid: :iconbootiehole: :iconirishwandering: :iconaniqeanuk: :iconshenaniboom: and to anyone who has commented after this journal for also sharing their wonderful deviations on the forum. I pushed the limit of journal space with ten and wish I could have added more but will be returning to the forum to add comments.

If you like the artists/writers' work, please show your appreciation by visiting their page and leaving them a wonderful comment! :dalove:


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Riftress Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I'm so grateful for the watch, thank you so much! :la:
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GirlLovesArt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav :)
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ChiccaNeko Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch :hug: I return back the watch, you're art is amazing :D
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Angelfonds Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just wanted you to see how she looks now but I still love your picture regardless of her design change.

Angelfonds Dragon Ref Sheet 2014-2015 by Angelfonds
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Angelfonds Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gosh I love your dragon work ;A; do you happen to do requests or commissions?
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Before-I-Sleep Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
Sserenita Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Birthday Sweets by KmyGraphic  
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for adding me to your watch list, i am utterly flattered :heart: ~Theresa
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Sserenita Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hug a Deviant by alexskyline
Squish :snuggles: :cuddle: Moving Lovehug Glomp Revamp Hug I 'll hug him and squeeze him and call him George! 
Frilly-Dragoness Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooow your dragons look so great! I love the speedpaints xux
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