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Artist Showcase Ep. 13

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 7:00 AM


Welcome to this week's Artist Showcase. This episode introduces another community superstar whose efforts go into making our DeviantART home a better place. UszatyArbuz is a self-described jack-of-all-trades with contributions in both art and community spirit that are truly inspiring. Let's learn some more about her!

Profile of toucan by UszatyArbuz

UszatyArbuz, also known as Aleksandra, is a 20-something year old girl from Poland. She is a self-taught artist and has been a member of the community for eight years; though this past year has been her most active yet. Her main hobby is art as both a creator and spectator. She has an avid appreciation for classical paintings, Rembrandt being one of her favorite painters. Her interest in creating art is truly diverse as she enjoys anything from photography to digital and traditional art. She particularly enjoys anything that involves using her hands like embroidery, sculpture, and scrapbooking... Though she doesn't share her handmade pieces on DA as often. Maybe one of our artisan craft friends can convince her to share more of this work with us!

Beaded tree by UszatyArbuz

With such a wide array of artistic interests, can you nail down which medium you enjoy the most?

"It's a hard question! But I must say that I treat digital paintings most serious. I really love to create pixel art, and I guess it gives me most of fun; I started my first dA account with pixel artworks and I still love this medium. On the other side, I really like creating journal skins - I love to discover new combinations of CSS to create something new and out of my borders."

Night Sleep by UszatyArbuzFinch by UszatyArbuz

When she isn't creating new masterpieces, Aleksandra is incredibly dedicated to the DeviantART community. She takes an active role in several groups including as CrazySquad, InternationalFAQ, dAWishingWell, PixelChallenges, and All-about-features! As a co-founder of PixelChallenges, a group founded by Arichy that encourages developing artistic ability, Aleksandra has been keeping very busy! She designed the page for both the group and the accompanying donation account ( PixelFairyHome ). She enjoys working alongside her wonderful team of Candyfied and Amarantheans

On InternationalFAQ... "Since December of last year, I'm a Polish translator. I really love this job, because not only can I help other people but also learn things about dA I didn't know :D (Big Grin) I'm a pretty active translator here, and till now I translated over 60 FAQ topics."

Bride by UszatyArbuzFive In A Bottle by UszatyArbuz

When it comes to features, Aleksandra knows how to make other deviants shine. She currently puts group features together for CrazySquad and dAWishingWell, and also a welcome feature in All-about-features group.

Tell us some more about the features you put together.

"I LOVE featuring people and their art! I started long time ago with a feature called "Fav Feature", where I'm featuring art that I've added to my favs. I'm really picky in faving art, to be honest, and I think they are always a high-quality features; you can check them out on my journal page and decide by yourself! 

Since the beginning of this year, I also started a weekly feature called "Monday Pixel Madness". As the title says, I feature pixel art here. It's pretty hard to put together pixel arts, since there is no use in featuring previews of them, and every artwork is in different size; but I try my best to put them together in nice order. I really love the variety of styles in pixel art, thus I think everyone would find here something to enjoy. I'm also planning to start one more feature, but it's a secret for now!"

Monday Pixel Madness #7Hello!
Lately I've been talking about an awesome thing that I'm gonna show you but.. unfortunately the person that I bough it from sent it to the wrong address (my parents' home) and I won't be able to see it for a long long time! :noes:
But on the other hand, I'm waiting for another package and one letter with fancy sassy stuff inside, and I'm gonna show you those as well! I'm so excited :la:
Here comes the seventh volume of my weekly pixel features!

The Feature

Follow Your dreams by TJNihilSleeping - Commission I by FucalMika Pixel by CometShine[078] by Fauwnii
Island2-2 by quiet-is-violentpixel dessert happiness!! by skudges
Fav Feature vol 23Hello!
I'm having a huge art block lately, and I totally should call it a life block xP I have no idea what to do with my life :dummy:
Today will be a NSFW feature. Please be respectful to the models and artists :)
Let's go!

worship 4 by markdaughn The Celtic Spirit by artofdan70
 34 (D1) by FollowtheBassist DQD nude2014 086 by duongquocdinh
control by insuh Time and Tide by Andrew-Brady An Afternoon Dream by William-Oxer

It is not difficult to see why UszatyArbuz is such an inspiration. I asked her if she had any advice for deviants who are looking to get more involved in the community. As predicted, her advice is great!

"The thing that comes to my mind in a moment is: get involved in dA groups. Groups are great places to interact with other deviants, and the variety of them is endless. I don't speak of creating group, since taking care of one is pretty time consuming (I actually don't think I'd do that), but becoming an admin of active group is always lots of fun :) (Smile) The other really important thing is you get what you give. If you'll be kind to others, comment their art, interact with them in many ways they will do the same for you. It's not only a dA thing, but more like a life advice Nod Keep smiling and be positive, and you will attract many people!"

I couldn't have said it better myself. I hope you'll go check out Aleksandra's gallery and follow her page to stay updated on her newest DeviantART adventures. :clap:


I am always looking for new artists to feature!

If you know a deviant with great artwork, who is also heavily involved in the community and deserves more exposure, 
please send me a note with the username and I'll check it out!

Hop on board Fella's Welcome Wagon as we welcome some awesome new deviants into our community!

Welcome, HumingBean!
Deviant for 7 Months

Umbreon by HumingBean

Welcome, Arhar!
Deviant for 9 Months

Natural Contrast by Arhar

Welcome, maziajek!
Deviant for 2 Months

potrawa wigilijna by maziajek

Welcome, LadyLotusJP!
Deviant for less than 1 Week

Welcome, Malweart!
Deviant for less than 1 Week

Lunar Reaper by Malweart

Deviants featured here have been a part of our community for less than one (1) year and have at least one (1) deviation in his/her gallery. If you see any awesome new deviants you'd like to see featured here, please send a note to fella with your suggestion!

10 x 10 Spring

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 12:00 AM


The 10 by 10 fella Feature

10x10 is a Monthly Feature from fella showcasing 10 images with under 10 faves :+favlove:
These can be from any genre, deviant or gallery.
If you would like to suggest a theme please note DistortedSmile or comment on this article!


Today's theme is Spring!

:bulletyellow: :bulletgreen: :bulletyellow: :bulletgreen: :bulletyellow: :bulletgreen:
The Seasons are changing and it's beautiful!
Tied to the sin by dilarosa
Flowers by Nairim-dA
Katy by Dressage-lover
Think Spring- 3 by UnstoppableDogs
Two Deer by DJMadameNoir
Self portrait by Foxxysenpai
Spring in February by finhead4ever
yellow magic by WingsOfKaviel
Daffodil by Ceras-M
bleeding earth by Kinkocat
:clap: :clap: :clap:
:bulletyellow: :bulletgreen: :bulletyellow: :bulletgreen: :bulletyellow: :bulletgreen:

fella loves you! :D

I welcome suggestions for next month's feature!
DistortedSmile :heart:

Previous Themes :la:
Hats | Angels&Demons | Autumn | Rainbows | Fruit | Waterscapes | Underground | Sun | Competition | Face | Winter Wonderland


This fortnight's media: PHOTOGRAPHY!

.:The Chase:. by RHCheng
X by Peterix ice and drops by prismes Intoxication by bliXX-a
 Twice as handsome by Jamie-MacArthur Thursday February 19 by benjoin Creamy Fruit by nicoam
Distillery face by ramirespl Olt river by greenxboy
Colour Red by XanaduPhotography Strawberry in Peril by Tako-Yakida
Until your breathing stops. by Heavensinyoureyes Red and Green... by my-shots
Treehoppers - Entylia carinata by ColinHuttonPhoto Follow the Purple road. by SheilaBrinson
urban mural III by VisitingFahrrad Broken by Wheels-Of-Joy
Sea Traveling by FrankGo Going up by rdalpes
untitled by Batsceba 326 by Schnitzelyne

Welcome to Fella's ArtFest!

Fella's ArtFest is a monthly contest in which the DeviantArt community can display its love and appreciation for art and all its forms.
Each month's ArtFest has a particular theme! To participate, create an original piece of art (all media are accepted) and submit it to DeviantArt as a deviation! From there, simply submit your deviation to fella's very own gallery into this month's ArtFest gallery folder.

:fella: Entries

The theme for February's ArtFest was to create an original deviation for a loved one or a friend.
The entries are below! :la:
Poetic Letter #1312-2-15
To the one who first gave a feather...
Thinking back I can’t recall when we met or how.
Was it I who commented first on something of yours
Or did you comment on something of mine
And start the chain of comments that led to friendship.
I had that happen once, with someone in Wales,
Who became so dear to my heart and my lobe –
As we spelled it forevermore – and so instrumental in my growth
Over the years I knew her.
For she faded from friendship when hardships became too hard to outpour upon a page.
I could not reach her through my works,
She could not reach out through hers,
And now I only occasionally see her on facebook to exchange a ‘hi, hi, hello, bye.’
And then I found you the same way, you in ‘Mericaland
With the huge heart full of understanding and love for all,
Even me with my too-big bones and broken wisdom.
We commented, we connected, we shared.
You joined my main groups as an admin – someone I c
Happy Valentines from the Queen of Hearts by KizzyAnel>

:fella: Winners

:star: First Place goes to KizzyAnel who will receive a 6-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
:star: Second Place goes to MagicalJoey who will receive a 3-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
:star: Third Place goes to SvalaW who will receive a 1-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
* Prizes are courtesy of DeviantArt.

:fella: See you all for next month's ArtFest! :wave:

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