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SA Interview - C-91

Sat Oct 18, 2014, 12:00 AM

Congratulations to C-91 for receiving seniority on July 7th, 2014! :squee:

Filler by C-91Skating by C-91

What is it like to be a part of the senior hut? How do you feel about receiving the Medal? How did you receive the news?

I don't know how to describe the feeling! :noes: Everytime I think about my new status, I smile like an idiot. :lmao: I don't deny that I hoped for it, but I actually didn't expect to become a senior. It's been a huge and awesome surprise and I need some time to get used to my little medal. :D I hope it means that I've done something good around here, that would make me even more happy! :noes:

I was checking my dA message center on the phone when I saw the journal by fourteenthstar that pre-announced she would have been nominating new seniors during the day. I'm always curious because I like when I recognize somebody from the list. :D Later, I was replying to a feature I symbol was still the little full star for Premium Members. As soon as I pressed "Submit Comment", I saw that there was something different behind my nickname! :noes: And as soon as I got to the MC, I saw a comment from my fellow fractalist and oldcomer KPEKEP who was congratulating and -huge surprise-, he became senior too!!! :noes: My hands were trembling, I couldn't even write properly on my phone. :lmao: Too many great news all at once! :love:

I see you are a part of the translator team from InternationalFAQ! How many FAQ questions have you translated for the group? It is a challenge for you sometimes to translate the FAQ?

I translated two sections into Italian: About deviantART and Browsing and Comments. One of my special features is that I'm overly lazy, and that's not a quality, is it? :lol: Shame on me. :ashamed: But anyway, it's indeed a huge project and takes a lot of time and effort. Not only you have to translate the FAQ, but you need to make them stylistically readable, avoiding repetitions and using a lot of synonyms. Otherwise one could simply paste the text into Google Translate to get the translation, but we all know the mess that comes out from that! :lmao: It's indeed challenging, but it's something I wanted to do because, as a non-native English speaker, I know what it means to have some help in my's always better! :la: I have to finish the next section, then I think I'll leave my spot to somebody who is more willing and has more time and energy to go on with it. :D

I found a list on your profile of several softwares that you use to make your fractals. May I ask why you use so many different ones?

Oh, no, that's not a list of the softwares I use. :lol: It would be really cool to be able to use all those generators, but the fact is that I'm not. :D I created that list in case people passed by my profile, got curious about fractals and want to try themselves, so I preferred to provide them with a variety of available programs (instead of the only one I use). :giggle: Those ones are the most used by people I know on deviantART, but there are many more. :D
I myself tried Apophysis and Mandelbulb3D, but my heart belongs unconditionally to Apophysis 7x. :love:

What makes you so much more apt to Apophysis than the rest of the softwares?

There are many things that make me stick to Apophysis 7x instead of other programs. :love: First of all, the editor, which consists of a black field where you can control the transforms that build your fractal up (they're represented by colored triangles). I feel like I have more control on the overall result, due to the presence of a little preview in the editor itself (it's more a psychological thing :lmao: ). Second, there are many many resources for Apophysis, so I think it's really easy to get into it and, eventually, become addicted! That's what happened to me and to other fellows. :D
Last but not the least, 3D Apophysis fractals. If you take a look at my gallery, you can notice that I strongly prefer 3D flames. I think the look you can give to them is unique and can't be done in any other software (maybe JWildfire, but I've never tried :dummy:). That's what made me say "let's try Apophysis!" and made me fall in love with it! :love:
I don't exclude in future I'll try other softwares, but for now I'm happy with Apo. :heart:

Thank you very much for the interview! Do you have anything you wish to share with us? Any Last words?

Thank you for the interview! :hug: And thanks to those people who suggested me for seniority (I still have no clue who they are :lmao:), and fourteenthstar who actually made me senior. :D I had not the chance to thank them yet. :XD:
I think I'll spam some awesome groups where you can get many marvellous examples of fractal art. :dummy:
:iconfractaldreams: :iconallthingsfractal: :iconapophysis: :iconchaoticafractals: :iconthe-aposhack: :iconmandelbulb3d: :iconfractal-resources:
If you want to talk to other fractal people, you are welcome to join the #Aposhack chatroom. You can find me there pretty much everyday, or in another chatroom called #ShareZone. :heart:

In conclusion, if you want to do something, never discourage yourself and don't give up. :hug: Most of the time it can be tough (I've been myself through lack of inspiration, hiatuses and disapproval by other people), but in the end, the satisfaction will be huge. :heart:
That's all I can say that might be helpful. :D

Thank you very much C-91 for the interview!

Goldfish in my Net by C-91Downward Motion by C-91

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Challenges around deviantART

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 3:00 AM

Contests, projects and challenges around deviantART to inspire your creations and to give you the opportunity to win some goodies! :dummy:

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Every Monday, I will be featuring a single deviant's artwork. The deviant may be known or unknown, and may have received accolades or joined deviantART last week. By featuring just a single deviant, I hope to give the deviant some exposure and bring a little beauty to your week. I also include a short description about the artist and/or what draws me to their work. 


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Sparkle of Life by SauliusPhotography

I was introduced to SauliusPhotography when Mrs-Durden featured one of their deviations (seen below) with a Daily Deviation. The piece was really interesting to me as it was so natural. Unlike many photos like it, I didn't feel that it was staged. It felt like a single moment was being captured.

Water breath by SauliusPhotography

This is the style that I see in all of SauliusPhotography's pieces and it really is wonderful to me. In addition, the use of lighting and flares I also find very interesting. Again, I see pieces that aren't boring, they are fun because of how much they are willing to play with different styles.

Wrapped by summer by SauliusPhotography

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10 x 10 Face

Sun Oct 5, 2014, 1:20 AM


The 10 by 10 fella Feature

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These can be from any genre, deviant or gallery.
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Up close and personal with some creative deviants! ^^;

Redhead#2 by Inhophetaminex
Adjust your taste buds by claire-who
Autumn Leaves by psychoren
The window to the broken soul by AndjaCloe
Watercolor Practice WIP by ShizukanaNatsu
Kiss by Raneem90
Hugh Dancy - 1st attempt with MyPaint by MagixDay
Tauriel Day of the Dead by Wazche
Man/Woman by WowFXMakeup
My Eyes by Scal-D44
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Undiscovered Weekly: Anime and Manga

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 9:54 AM

Welcome to Undisvovered Weekly for Anime and Manga. Undiscovered Weekly is commited to spotlighing exceptional artists who have low page views, and/or few watchers, and have been a deviant for three years or less.


Found an undiscovered talent in Anime and Manga?
Feel free to note cinyu.

i n t e r v i e w e d
Maruuki | Pearlgraygallery | shihoran | ririna-olze


cinyu: Please introduce yourself. What are your interests?
Hello. <3
First I have to apologize because my english is very bad so please forgive me. "^ u ^)/
I am Maru, a shy 21 years old self tought artist from germany. ♥ I'm just a girl who fell in love with Anime and Manga.
My interests are in Drawing, cuddly toys, Mori and Lolita style and nature + animals.
I collect cute animal plush toys and I love beautiful dresses.
My favorite seasons are Autumn and winter~

cinyu: What software do you use for your art? How do you create your art?
I use Easy Paint Tool Sai to create my drawings, like sketching, lining and coloring.
After I'm done with these, I use Adobe Photoshop to edit light and colors and use a filter so that the colors match good together.
I don't use Traditional media very often, I just have a little sketchbook when I'm not at home. ^ w°)~

cinyu: What is the most difficult part when you make a drawing?
That's a wonderful question.
I have the big problem with anatomy and hands.

My anatomy isn't perfect and I have to fight with it every time I sketch my drawings. My sketches are always so messy and I edit them like 100 times. > A >)/

The same goes for hands. Mostly I use my hand to copy the anatomy but it fails every time. (/ u \)
A while ago I also had troubles with my style and coloring. I disliked what I drew and my coloring style! I'm glad that I'm over it. ^-^)♥
I got over it by stopping to color detailed and started to draw cell shading. Every time I create a new piece of art I colored more and more detailed until I liked it.
Currently, I try to focus more on shadow and light points instead of a detailed clothes shading.
That helped me a lot in the past♥

Feentraum der Nacht by MaruukiLet's Autumn by MaruukiThanks For 2 Years Deviantart 19/Dec by Maruuki

cinyu: What helps you impove the most?
Hmm, what helped me the most... That's a difficult question.

I wasn't taking art classes. I'm self tought. Sure, I looked over some tutorials and other art from professional artists but for me it isn't a big help because it doesn't help me really to create an original style.
And that is what I always wanted to have. /Currently, my art style isn't original at all, so I really failed at that point ; A ;)/
What really helped me was to go out of my comfort zone.
I always edit my brush settings so that I use different brushes in each drawings. I think it's pretty boring to use the same way to draw over and over.
Also you should never be scared to try other programs because when I feel like I don't improve I just used Adobe Photoshop to create something different.

cinyu: Who and what inspires you the most?
I have many artist who inspire me. There are so many great artists outside and inside devianART that I don't want to list everyone.
The most of my inspiration I get from music and nature. Just to look at forests, trees and seas give me so many ideas that I could create so many drawings.
Music is a big reason for me to create art. I can't draw without music.

Mostly I listen to hear rain sounds including songs it really calms me down.

Erntedankfest *speedpaint* by MaruukiButterfly Spring by MaruukiC: Misora by Maruuki


cinyu: Please introduce yourself. What are your interests?
I'm Pearlgray. You can call me Pearl. I'm a Thai Illustrator who love drawing and playing RPG games.
I'm not very good at English, but I want to talk to you all anyway :3

cinyu: What software do you use for your art? How do you create your art?
I usually use Easy Paint Tool SAI and Adobe Photoshop. First, I make a rough sketch in SAI sometime in paper. Then I draw line using Pen Tool and paint roughly to decide the light direction and color scheme. I don't pick many color, about 2-3 colors are enough. Next, I save my work as .jpg, open and place it beside your work area. Go back to the first window and close rough color layer. Then paint matte color and paint light by looking at .jpg as a guideline. I always use Water Color Tool in Fuzystatic mode because it's not too smooth like a simple brush. Next, create a multiply layer and paint warm gray as shadow. Finally, I go to Photoshop and create an overlay layer to adjust the atmosphere or add some textures.

For water-color work, I use Sekai 180 grams sketch book or Canson 300 grams paper and 12 colors Van Gogh watercolor. I often draw without sketch because if I use too much eraser, the paper will be scratched and it will be dirty textures when I paint the watercolor. After finish drawing the line by using pencil, I coat some areas with water to make diffusion effect such as, blush, knees, shoulder. The other part I paint dark color first then gradient by lighter color. After the watercolor is dry, I use color pencil to bold the drawing lines or add shadows.

cinyu: What is the most difficult part when you make a drawing?
I think sketch part is the most difficult because it's hard to begin and decide what composition of the work will be, which color should I use, and I'm tried of drawing anatomy :S

One day in town by PearlgraygalleryFairy by PearlgraygalleryClock by Pearlgraygallery

cinyu: What helps you impove the most?
I think the most effective to the improvement is experiences. So, practice make perfect. (But how can I be hard-working, I love playing games and sleeeeeeeep Zzzz)

cinyu: Who and what inspires you the most?
My works are inspired by daily life, a moment, or some feeling and video games that I play. I like Persona Serie's artwork, Odin sphere, Bravely Default.

Under the tree by PearlgraygalleryHands by PearlgraygalleryWaterfall by Pearlgraygallery


cinyu: Please introduce yourself. What are your interests?
Good day, my name is Shihoran! I enjoy conversations about philosophy, psychology and art.

cinyu: What software do you use for your art? How do you create your art?
I mainly use Easy Paint Tool SAI for all of my works! Some colour tweaking are done with a simple picture viewing program such as XnView.

To create an artwork I first sketch roughly out what kind of composition I have in mind, put the colours on a new layer underneath and draw out the lightning and colour mixing until satisfied and put them all on one layer to start painting.

cinyu: What is the most difficult part when you make a drawing?
The most difficult part would be... finding an appropriate playlist to go along with, actually. :la: I also tend to do do several other things when drawing, like watching yt videos, browsing tumblr or start another drawing from scratch. That said, staying focussed for a long time is good - Taking breaks is important.

winter sun by shihoranremember by shihoranto have faith by shihoran

cinyu: What helps you impove the most?
I think what helped me most with improving on my art is objectivity from what I am able to do and what I still want to do. I could take pride in what I have just drawn (and I sure am a proud person), but it doesn't mean it looks anything near good. To get over yourself and dig through endless lists of resourceful material can be tedious, but it sure is worth the results.

Another great feature objectivity holds is a certain distance to what other people might think about it. My greatest struggle has always been the wish to please the people around me and trying to follow a certain 'trend', but in the end I have never been that much inclined to draw any sort of fanart so I ended up doing.. nothing at all :lal:

So, keep thinking, keep drawing - until you are truly satisfied.

cinyu: Who and what inspires you the most?
I take conscious inspiration from landscape pictures and subconsciously from the music I listen to. If you want names, I'll list some of the artists here that make me think "Their art is so good it makes me cry."
Rubisu (dA), sevnilock (tumblr), 零@ブレ厨 (pixiv id=74184), andatsea(tumblr); HAYAKAWA Nojiko (mangaka), TOBOSO Yono (mangaka).. (and many more)

Thank you very much for taking your time with me!

Underwater Excursion by shihoranMerin Tohsaka by shihoran
Red Like.. by shihoran


cinyu: Please introduce yourself. What are your interests?
Hello! Nice to meet you my name is Rina, but you can call me whatever you want to!
I interest in games, Manga and Anime.

cinyu: What software do you use for your art? How do you create your art?
Now I use Clip Studio Paint, it useful to paint art and create comic.

cinyu: What is the most difficult part when you make a drawing?
For me it's background and character emotion.

Moonlight by ririna-olzeTo the light by ririna-olzeFeel the rainbow by ririna-olze

cinyu: What helps you impove the most?
Tutorials or step by step pictures from my favorite artist.

cinyu: Who and what inspires you the most?
Games for sure when I don't know what to draw next I close my computer and turn on my PSP.

I feel the wind by ririna-olze
Light of the moon by ririna-olzeI wish by ririna-olze

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