We have decided to feature all of these, and some of these got the Daily Deviation Feature. Now show these awesome artists some love
by suggested by =katworks-paints "look at these two while you are breathing, they really work. there is more to it than just titles for wonderful abstract artwork. you can feel and see the concept behind. and as if this were not enough, these two are beautifully done too....however they are only two examples of some exceptional artwork by ~mooreartist."
by suggested by =katworks-paints "I love these two pieces for their monochromatical 'old photo' look. from a distance really looking like a photo and dark in general, there are so many details to see in the bright areas but most of all it's the mood that captures me every time I look at them."
by suggested by ~philho "I chose a deviation that is close of my own style (but much better!), of the style I like and that is often under represented in features: an inked black and white drawing. This drawing is superb by the amount of lovely drawn details put in and by the beauty of theme (nature). You can add a good narrative flow/progression and a surprising final frame..."
by suggested by ~Yamenja "it combines stunningly masterful painting with an emotive and complex subject, making for an image that has tremendous impact but which also demands the viewer's attention for more than a passing glance. One can marvel at the skill, the composition, and actually of the artistry of the main subject - and then go on to comtemplate his own means of self-expression as well as his relationship with the artist, before going full circle to wonder again at the mastery that enabled Denis to be able to produce such an awe-inspiring work of art. Having been fortunate enough to see a version of this painting 'in real life' I can testify to the fact that one could spend a very long time lost in wonder, looking at it. I dont see how anyone could fail to be touched by this work in some way, whether they are an artist, an art lover, or not!"
:thumb68472403: by suggested by ~Yamenja "it speaks for itself - but then paintings do, dont they! I chose this piece because it epitomises something I can only aspire to - to potray the life of the spirit in a lucid and beautiful way. I find Miguel's painting skills superb and his vision really special. The use of the Mische technique (using egg tempera and oil glazes) is also pretty special, and about as traditional as art can be!"
by suggested by ~Yamenja "
I find his work on one hand quite ethereal, yet at the same time still visceral and earthy. At only 22 it is hard to imagine what he might produce in the future, as his current work is so well developed and so incredibley lovely."
:thumb52119467: by suggested by ~Yamenja "Vincent's stunning portraits seem to capture the essence of his subjects. Sometimes, there is also a gentle humour in them, a sense of life's ironies. His choice of subjects is a million miles away from the kind of super-cool young models that are so often the focus of contemporary figurative painting, and hsi settings often very traditional, yet at the same time his work remains fresh to the point of cutting edge."
by suggested by ~Yamenja "Suzana's love for her subjects is undeniable as is her talent an skill in portraying them. There is a great deal of grace and beauty in all her work. I find this image especially captivating."
by suggested by ~Yamenja "j-hicks is only 16 but the maturity of his work suggests an artist who has been painting for much longer. His self portrait has a depth and maturity that is quite astounding. It would be wonderful to se his talent more widely recognised."
:thumb75912717: by suggested by ~Yamenja "Finally (for now) another hyperrealist - Simon Hennessy creates some of the most sophisticated and accomplished work on dA, or off it - yet at the same time remains totally down to earth, approachable and is also very supportive of less developed artists. His work is a completely captivating image which causes the viewer to stop and think about the subject both as a celebrity and a person, as well as to wonder as the skill went into producing such a masterful piece."
by suggested by *BRipin "Sej (redlights) is a most marvelous artist. Her abstracts, usually in four or five large acrylic panels always exude emotion as well as exhibiting her great skill with form, color and texture and always visually beautiful. Her female figures are what I would call styalized reality, art decoish and lovely. Pink B Blush, pink ribbon day to bring attention to the need for breast cancer rresearch, is an example of how she combined both"
by suggested by ~elegaer "this is the one that jumped out at me today while looking through my favourite-of-favourites folder. I don't normally admire pictures of people. There are just other things I enjoy looking at more. But this pic ... the intensity in her eyes burns through you. What I love about this deviant's work is that her pictures are so much more than just pictures of beautifully drawn people, they portray emotions, situations, contrasts, love and hate. And, of course, she draws wonderful pictures of Kate and Sawyer. And that's always a bonus."
by sugested by =katworks-paints "this is a beauty, the color reminds me of old daguerrotypes and although there is the city skyline clearly visible it still abstract enough to leave a lot of room for imagination, be it looking at the shapes and formations in the huge sky or the reflections on the water....an excellent piece"
by suggested by =cogwurx "I love the way the depth of the textures play out in this. The colors are pretty solid give it an earthy, grounded feel even though it is flying. The whimsy of the scene gives it a great atmosphere and the sense that they flyer is riding a clunker."
by suggested by =cogwurx "The stoic expression of the figure really stands out against the vibrancy of the brushwork and textures. The lighting is akin to that of Rembrandt as well as the heavy textures on the face. There is a mystery behind this figure that I'm intrigued by...there must be a lot of stories behind those hidden eyes."
by suggested by *jjackm "A great commentary on our times. This painting has great symbolic content, is detailed, has a nice composition and uses traditional techniques. Anna is serious about her art and it shows...I like it because I believe Republicans are greedy...."
:thumb81347751: by suggested by ~WattsHanna "The whole series she createdare amazing, but this one got positive and negative in colors and textures feelings in to it. The black energetic colors having the strength to destroy. The black is frightning, but there is the white that is softning it up. Its even sensual and calm like a soft pillow. I can write more, but i think every one can add to it from his/her own imagination!"
by suggested by `limnides "This is an imaginative and expressive abstract piece. The soft continuous flow of her brush as she brings her dancers to life emanates a calm, tranquil feeling."
by suggested by ~Lechtonen "If I'd have to choose just one watercolourist who's colours and brushwork and compositions make blood rush through my body, it would be Edbon Sevilleno aka *SinkoSiete. "Payag" is one of the most serene impressions in his gallery. There's a subtle and authentic sense of place in most of his paintings. Same goes here. In this piece I especially love the powerful feel of soft light.
Colour surfaces are well-controlled. Brushwork is accurate yet joyfully loose. Level of detail is just right -- there's a lot to see. This is a painting that is easy to look at. I strongly encourage to download the piece. Even in ordinary full view the beauty of his brushwork doesn't show."
by suggested by ~Yamenja "~blind-awakening has a magical gallery. I especially enjoy his ability to create soft and beautiful light, and also the mix of realism and painterliness in every piece. I picked this image because I especially like the composition and tonal qualities as well as the off-beat choice of posture and setting."
:thumb72349107: by suggested by ~australianmindy "'The Gift' is an acrylic painting done of Bob Marley and I think the way she used the colors in the painting are truly awesome as well as the style she painted him in! With only a little over 100 views of the piece (about 20 of those views are from me, hehe), I think such a great piece of art is being overlooked in the deviantart community. She really captures the emotion amazingly in this painting and I think it deserves to be seen by other traditional art-lovers out there! It is beautiful."
:thumb73916349: by suggested by ~rell121 "This is one of those pieces of artwork that can be interpreted in a million different ways. It's something you can keep staring at and finding some new hidden meaning. It also makes use of awesome technique - which is saying something when talking about hands because hands are hard to get just right)."
by suggested by ~EuroFoxx "~ForlornExistence's submissions never fail to amaze me, but this one just sucker punched me in the gut. There's just such a hopelessness yet tenderness about this piece, it's poignant and there's just such a contrast between the man's protective pose and the bright, hopeful colors of the wilderness around him. The statue seems to exude compassion and almost looks like she's going to reach out to stroke and comfort the one lost soul. Everything about this painting gets to me, which is another feat to be added on top of the technical mastery."
by suggested by ~EuroFoxx "I just stumbled on *cheetahspirit's gallery, and I have to say I'm blown away by his mastery of colored pencil. He seems to have mastered every skin tone, texture, and turn of expression possible, and I feel really inspired to learn from his work. Technical skill is one thing, but the ability to inspire someone else is an other talent all together."
***next round of suggestions will start again in a day or so please watch my journals for it ***