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There's a great sense of kinetic intensity to this one thanks to the particle effects. One can easily imagine a storm of nearly invisib...

I got infected. It seemed like a good idea (and still does).

  • The first ten people to comment on this journal, I will add their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery to this list. I will also explain what draws me to those specific deviations.
  • The idea of this is not just to get a free feature, it's to share art around and spread it for everyone. You don't have to spread this around, this is just a fun way to start a discussion.
  • I'll start this list with the person who spread this to me. And if you know any artists who don't get their fair share of attention, go ahead and link me to their work. Let's spread the love and talk art!

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:iconzoarvek: zoarvek

Black Sun by zoarvek This one really stands out in your gallery. The fire pulsing in her veins is a great touch, and the background seems to be an exploding planet. Dare I say it? This is straight fire, yo.

The Night's Reaper by zoarvek The dark sister! It may be unintentional, but this art draws the eye around it in a spiral that ends on Luna's horn. Fibonacci Spiral! The twigs protruding in from the left fill out the image and imply a forest, while also keeping my eye from leaving the image.

The Wanderer by zoarvek Another painting that lures the eye around in a spiral, starting behind Trixie, moving down the beam of light, and swooping across the roses before I end on Trixie's face. This one is my favorite. I think you could have pushed it even further by exaggerating the movement of the wheels and the sway of the sign above her, but this is already a great addition to my Favorites. I can't believe I hadn't seen it before!

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:iconvelgarn: Velgarn

Shipping by Velgarn There's a special place in my heart for Sblorch the Orch (I'm sorry that's just how I read his name). This is his defining moment for me. Also, the text lines up perfectly, letting my eye drift lazily from beat to beat to beat. And the comedic timing is even better. The faces still make me snort.

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Equestria Girls 3 - The Pick of Destiny by Velgarn
You clearly put a lot of effort into this, and it stands out as one of the few whole pieces in your gallery. I know it's based closely off the cover of the original movie poster, but you did such a great job that I've smiled every time I've seen it. Also, it looks like Fluttershy is censoring Demon!Sunset's boobage, and now I NEED to hear Ashleigh Ball and Andrea Libman cover "Tribute." Preferably the better version with the longer, sweeter "YEEE-EEEAAA-AAAGGHHHHHHHH-HHHHEHHHH!"

Kobolds by Velgarn This is true character design. Kobolds are such great little <bleeps>. I'm partial to them, having two especially memorable run-ins with them in Dwarf Fortress. And this is beyond a doubt my favorite depiction of them, ever. I had to Fave it the instant I saw it. Your description for this deviation primes the pump for a thousand video game ideas, and I now ascribe to this Most Glorified & Unified Kobold/Cobold Canon.

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:iconaquaraptor: AquaRaptor

Ominous Triangle by AquaRaptor Every once in a while, an idea comes along that perfectly merges two series into one perfect joke. And this is one such idea. 'Tis a blessing on us all. It's also so symmetrical I want to shout "OOO! OOOOOOO!" I've yet to find the episode you recommended in the comments, though.

Merry Christmin by AquaRaptor His face still says it all. Unless that red pikmin is a she. But either way! And because of the angelic pinkie, I hear heavenly harps and a choir every time I look into the red's eyes.

Giffany by AquaRaptor I like this one because you got her bow :iconjustrightplz: but also because you managed to give her bedroom eyes that are both cute and creepy. It fits Giffany. I only wish that you had more time to do more art!

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:iconskardart: Skardart

Gears of War Character Tally by Skardart Truly, if your character models were any better they'd be playable in Horde and multiplayer. I love how faithful you are to the details while still creating new designs, armor plates, and kit pieces. This character is the perfect showcase for your talent. She's definitely on the slim side for a Gear, but the backstory you wrote for her makes that interesting. Former glamour girl turned E-Day survivor turned soldier? Now that's a story! I bet she can out-duel three Grenadiers at once with that shotgun.

SiFFteR w TorqueBooM 01 by Skardart I love this character model because you took the time to pose him and create a background. Plus it showcases your idea for a heavy weapon variant of the Torque Bow. Siffter may have a lot going on with his character design, but it really sells me on the idea that he's an outcast who only survives the day-to-day by being a badass. If this guy was a boss fight, I'd probably die a lot and have fun doing it.

Random Locusts -subway sketch by Skardart Your sketches are really underappreciated (I should have commented on this one years ago). I love your style, and here you show a lot of range in your character design. You show great command of anatomy, pose, gesture, and even textures. And this sketchdump is my favorite of them all, because you drew cool monsters and one 30 foot tall crustacean from the paleozoic era.

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:iconwebkilla: webkilla

LARP 37: The latest and greatest by webkilla I've always had a fascination with LARP. There's a lot of cringe out there, but there's just as much win. This outfit is a win. And this outfit is more than art, it's practical art. I'd like to hear how you made it, and what materials you used. Whether you do backwoods roleplay LARP or large-scale field LARP, you've got the hair and the furs to look cool doing it.

StarReaver by webkilla Space mechs! Explosions! Wars among stars! You went all out with this piece, and that effort has not gone unnoticed. The explosions are especially energetic. I loved zooming in to find all the little combatants. Though the picture may be dated by years, it deserves to be called "a work."

Draw the muslim prophet day by webkilla Not only does this piece stand for something important, it's also hilarious original art. Even moreso because you actually live in the Daneland, where people have died for depicting Mohammad. Also, this face... It makes me chuckle. Great exaggeration. And most importantly, you made your stance on the issue clear in the description (in a mature fashion!).

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  • Listening to: Lord Huron - "Meet Me in the Woods"
  • Reading: Cloud and Proud
  • Watching: Funhaus is weird
  • Playing: old Gears games
  • Eating: very well thank you
  • Drinking: COUGH EEEEEEEE

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I got infected. It seemed like a good idea (and still does).

  • The first ten people to comment on this journal, I will add their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery to this list. I will also explain what draws me to those specific deviations.
  • The idea of this is not just to get a free feature, it's to share art around and spread it for everyone. You don't have to spread this around, this is just a fun way to start a discussion.
  • I'll start this list with the person who spread this to me. And if you know any artists who don't get their fair share of attention, go ahead and link me to their work. Let's spread the love and talk art!

1:
:iconzoarvek: zoarvek

Black Sun by zoarvek This one really stands out in your gallery. The fire pulsing in her veins is a great touch, and the background seems to be an exploding planet. Dare I say it? This is straight fire, yo.

The Night's Reaper by zoarvek The dark sister! It may be unintentional, but this art draws the eye around it in a spiral that ends on Luna's horn. Fibonacci Spiral! The twigs protruding in from the left fill out the image and imply a forest, while also keeping my eye from leaving the image.

The Wanderer by zoarvek Another painting that lures the eye around in a spiral, starting behind Trixie, moving down the beam of light, and swooping across the roses before I end on Trixie's face. This one is my favorite. I think you could have pushed it even further by exaggerating the movement of the wheels and the sway of the sign above her, but this is already a great addition to my Favorites. I can't believe I hadn't seen it before!

2:
:iconvelgarn: Velgarn

Shipping by Velgarn There's a special place in my heart for Sblorch the Orch (I'm sorry that's just how I read his name). This is his defining moment for me. Also, the text lines up perfectly, letting my eye drift lazily from beat to beat to beat. And the comedic timing is even better. The faces still make me snort.

Mature Content

Equestria Girls 3 - The Pick of Destiny by Velgarn
You clearly put a lot of effort into this, and it stands out as one of the few whole pieces in your gallery. I know it's based closely off the cover of the original movie poster, but you did such a great job that I've smiled every time I've seen it. Also, it looks like Fluttershy is censoring Demon!Sunset's boobage, and now I NEED to hear Ashleigh Ball and Andrea Libman cover "Tribute." Preferably the better version with the longer, sweeter "YEEE-EEEAAA-AAAGGHHHHHHHH-HHHHEHHHH!"

Kobolds by Velgarn This is true character design. Kobolds are such great little <bleeps>. I'm partial to them, having two especially memorable run-ins with them in Dwarf Fortress. And this is beyond a doubt my favorite depiction of them, ever. I had to Fave it the instant I saw it. Your description for this deviation primes the pump for a thousand video game ideas, and I now ascribe to this Most Glorified & Unified Kobold/Cobold Canon.

3:
:iconaquaraptor: AquaRaptor

Ominous Triangle by AquaRaptor Every once in a while, an idea comes along that perfectly merges two series into one perfect joke. And this is one such idea. 'Tis a blessing on us all. It's also so symmetrical I want to shout "OOO! OOOOOOO!" I've yet to find the episode you recommended in the comments, though.

Merry Christmin by AquaRaptor His face still says it all. Unless that red pikmin is a she. But either way! And because of the angelic pinkie, I hear heavenly harps and a choir every time I look into the red's eyes.

Giffany by AquaRaptor I like this one because you got her bow :iconjustrightplz: but also because you managed to give her bedroom eyes that are both cute and creepy. It fits Giffany. I only wish that you had more time to do more art!

4:
:iconskardart: Skardart

Gears of War Character Tally by Skardart Truly, if your character models were any better they'd be playable in Horde and multiplayer. I love how faithful you are to the details while still creating new designs, armor plates, and kit pieces. This character is the perfect showcase for your talent. She's definitely on the slim side for a Gear, but the backstory you wrote for her makes that interesting. Former glamour girl turned E-Day survivor turned soldier? Now that's a story! I bet she can out-duel three Grenadiers at once with that shotgun.

SiFFteR w TorqueBooM 01 by Skardart I love this character model because you took the time to pose him and create a background. Plus it showcases your idea for a heavy weapon variant of the Torque Bow. Siffter may have a lot going on with his character design, but it really sells me on the idea that he's an outcast who only survives the day-to-day by being a badass. If this guy was a boss fight, I'd probably die a lot and have fun doing it.

Random Locusts -subway sketch by Skardart Your sketches are really underappreciated (I should have commented on this one years ago). I love your style, and here you show a lot of range in your character design. You show great command of anatomy, pose, gesture, and even textures. And this sketchdump is my favorite of them all, because you drew cool monsters and one 30 foot tall crustacean from the paleozoic era.

5:
:iconwebkilla: webkilla

LARP 37: The latest and greatest by webkilla I've always had a fascination with LARP. There's a lot of cringe out there, but there's just as much win. This outfit is a win. And this outfit is more than art, it's practical art. I'd like to hear how you made it, and what materials you used. Whether you do backwoods roleplay LARP or large-scale field LARP, you've got the hair and the furs to look cool doing it.

StarReaver by webkilla Space mechs! Explosions! Wars among stars! You went all out with this piece, and that effort has not gone unnoticed. The explosions are especially energetic. I loved zooming in to find all the little combatants. Though the picture may be dated by years, it deserves to be called "a work."

Draw the muslim prophet day by webkilla Not only does this piece stand for something important, it's also hilarious original art. Even moreso because you actually live in the Daneland, where people have died for depicting Mohammad. Also, this face... It makes me chuckle. Great exaggeration. And most importantly, you made your stance on the issue clear in the description (in a mature fashion!).

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  • Listening to: Lord Huron - "Meet Me in the Woods"
  • Reading: Cloud and Proud
  • Watching: Funhaus is weird
  • Playing: old Gears games
  • Eating: very well thank you
  • Drinking: COUGH EEEEEEEE
Oh, that cactus
Private Vicky Leatherman knows she's pinned down. All three of her teammates lie dead in a row at her heels, including her best friend Simon, their corporal, and their sergeant. Any second now, that Velosian is going to peek over (or around?!) her cover. And then Vicky will be dead too.

Only the fire support team of Vicky's squad has line of sight to help, but they didn't understand her when she said "the one that looks like a frag grenade."

Vicky makes a snap decision. Miraculously, the Velosian doesn't shoot her. Was her gambit successful? All she knows is she has half a mag left in her rifle, two frags, and two smoke grenades.

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Big thanks to :iconfayelenefyre: for taking a stab at the "Which cactus?" conundrum. Since she had the only answer, I ran with it. And as it happens, her answer is the solution I dreamed of drawing. The deviation was titled "Which cactus?" for a reason, dudes!

But the scenario isn't over! Vicky Leatherman needs to decide whether to keep up the momentum and make a move, or hunker down and hope her support team saw her gunfire.

You decide Vicky's next move in the comments. No deadline. I'll choose whichever comment provides the most plausible solution. So think hard. Anyone can die.
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Sketchdumb - car trouble
I found an old sketchbook when I moved. It was barely used. This is my attempt to rectify that.
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COMMISSION - The Fall Of Arkos
Don't piss off dragons.

I drew this for :icontim015:. It took a lot of time, and I learned a lot. In fact, it took so long that I had to stop myself from revising parts as I finished them, because each element of this piece taught a lesson. For one, eventually you just have to call something "done."

I'll upload the other commission later today.
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Hugh-John
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Turns out this plz looks just like me: :iconcrybabyplz:

Hey there, I'm an aspiring artist who used to be a farmer and plans to co-write (and draw 100% of) a graphic novel in 2017. I'm not ready yet, but I should be. And I will be.

I grew up on Calvin & Hobbes, graduated to Gears of War, found delight in just about everything fictional, and (fair warning) I just so happen to like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I've introduced my kid brother to all of these, and while he thinks Pinkie Pie is just about the funniest thing ever, he much prefers chainsawing his way through Locust hordes. Proud of that lad.

As for what I do, I've been drawing since the day I could hold a pencil. I also write when I have spare time, and at the moment (decade?) I'm finishing a fanfiction. One day I hope to write novels and start my own webcomic on the side. Until then I plan to do a lot of job applications and commission art.

Remember that if you don't like what you see, you can always look elsewhere.
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:iconhispurpleness:
HisPurpleness Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Thanks for the fave! You're awesome! :D
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:iconskardart:
Skardart Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks 4 Fav :)
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your models make me wish for more Locust War era Gears games! Great stuff.
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:iconskardart:
Skardart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
yeah me too
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Hi Hugh! I wanted to say write thanks but ended up spending some time in your gallery to look at your very neat, detailed and very expressive works! sorry for returning this late but I really appreciate the time you took in commenting my works! :)

I am looking forward to learn more from your wonderful drawings!
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Ok, I'm afraid I mostly just have MLP stuff up right now, but I'm glad to hear I had something to offer in return for how much I learned looking at your stuff.
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GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
How are you?

Sorry for never really talking much.
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:iconwisdom-thumbs:
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm doing fine! Busy with various things, usually. Right now the rain has hit us so hard that I'm out of work!
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GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
I hope you got a boat in case it floods.
Or at least are in a safe spot where it can't get you bad.

Are you still working on your stories?
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:iconwisdom-thumbs:
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed I am, if by "working" you mean "hobbling along."

Sorry for the late reply.
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