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If I were a DJ and deviations were my vinyl, the art in this Collection would be what you'd find in my crates.


loish just shared this fantastic autodesk-sketchbook  tutorial!
tutorial - drawing a female face
at long last! a loish tutorial! this one was commissioned by the folks over at autodesk-sketchbook, for the March Hero Challenge that just went up! more info here - March Hero Challenge: Stephen Silver

the image is huge, please be patient and give it some time to load :)

although the art was made in autodesk sketchbook 7 (more info on the program here -, the method applies to basically any digital program that has basic layer and brush functions. i mostly use photoshop but have been playing around with sketchbook more since getting a cintiq companion (it's a more intuitive and fast program for touch devices). 

for more information on my techniques (including background information, tips, and links to process vids and other resources i've done in the past): please check out my FAQ!! - F.A.Q - new and improved
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Wed Oct 8, 2014, 11:27 AM

(  ) by agnes-cecile

Today is #watercolorwednesday! Here are a few of my all-time favorite artists who share gorgeous watercolors.

"Watercolor is like life. Better get it right the first time – you don't get a second chance!" -Sergei Bongart

Woods by takmaj Brooklyn Bridge by takmaj Santiago de Compostela by takmaj

(  ) by agnes-cecile
Girls change colors by agnes-cecile
all around the sea by agnes-cecile Little girl by agnes-cecile I could but I can't by agnes-cecile another one (inside the shell) by agnes-cecile
fuoriluogo by agnes-cecile
Inwards by guillembe
After the fall - 3rd day of 31 day painting challe by jane-beata

jane-beata has shared a few excellent watercolor tutorials and resources:
Watercolor eyes in flesh tone tutorial by jane-beata Watercolor eye study, step by step by jane-beata 
Watercolor TechniquesWatercolor Techniques I

Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). You should go grab your tools now, because the next series of articles will be focusing on painting methods. I sincerely hope these will help you and wish you all happy painting! :#1:

Laying a wash
A wash is a large area in a watercolor painting where the paint flow and diffusion have been manipulated to efface individual brushstrokes. Within wash areas, color transitions are usually gradual and span analogous hues. Laying a wash is one of the most satisfying tasks in watercolor painting. Essentials of this s

Watercolor Techniques IIWatercolor Techniques II
Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). Current series of articles is focusing on painting methods, previously published Watercolor Techniques I article can be found HERE. I sincerely hope these will motivate some of you to try something new and wish you all happy painting! #1
Wet-in-Wet Technique
Wet-into-wet is another versatile and popular technique where watercolor, or water, is dropped onto a wet surface. This i

Read more about the history of painting with watercolors in this depthRADIUS feature: 

Skin by Dan Leveille

#NoComments: turst67 edition

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 10:52 AM

GIF - Sunset train by turst67

These deviations have found their way into my Favourites, but they still remain commentless. Let's change that. Comment, please! 

+Watch turst67!

GIF - Sunset train 2 by turst67
Gif - Running through the rain by turst67
GIF - Lone tree in the wind by turst67

GIF - Sunset train by turst67
Gif - Souvenir - 2 by turst67
GIF - Two giants by turst67

I am on the lookout for more awesome GIFs like this! Link me to them in the comments below.

Skin by Dan Leveille

#NoComments: Lens edition

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:11 AM

deep by Vibrationartz

These deviations have found their way into my Favourites, but they still remain commentless. Let's change that. Comment, please!
Psychedelic Folk II by mitoXD
deep by Vibrationartz
Untitled by Chantellesaarah

SPACE COCO by simsalabima

Do you love to be the first to comment on artwork?

Skin by Dan Leveille

BM port malia by IMustBeDead
As 66,000 people disband from Burning Man, I thought I'd take a look at a few enchanting burners through IMustBeDead's lens.
Believe by IMustBeDead

In Dust We Trust

Bm Port 10 by IMustBeDead

Bm Port 8 by IMustBeDead
"I fell in love with the dirt." 
Bm Port 7 by IMustBeDead
Bm Port 6 by IMustBeDead
BM-51-Eyes by IMustBeDead
BM port malia by IMustBeDead
Bm Port 4 by IMustBeDead
Bm Port 3 by IMustBeDead
Bm Port 1 by IMustBeDead
BM 10 by IMustBeDead
Bm 11 Couple by IMustBeDead
BM sail by IMustBeDead
Bm21 by IMustBeDead

Watch this stunning Burning Man time-lapse for seven minutes of wonder.

Oh, the Places You'll Go at Burning Man! 

Have you ever experienced Burning Man? If so, what is your favorite part of that thing in the desert?

What do you think about Burning Man's ten principles

I will be keeping an eye out for Burning Man photos from this year, link me to yours!

Skin by Dan Leveille


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Elena-Palenko Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the fave!
Nisachar Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the DD. Cheers!
TripleHearts Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for faving my "Beyond Words" photo. It is much appreciated ! :wave:
Beyond Words by TripleHearts
DylanBonner Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Filmographer
I just saw that you gave me a month's premium membership! Thank you so much! That was so sweet and has made my day!
Thank you so much :)
Shyree Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Absolutely! I sent you a Note too. I love, love, love your Oscar drawings. If you're planning to live-draw any other event will you let me know? 

Oscars 2015 - Emma Stone by DylanBonner  Oscars 2015 - Lupita Nyong'o by DylanBonner
Dadward Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Filmographer
It was really great meeting your team last Friday!
foureyes Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Woohooooo! ....................................................:blowkiss:
Kiricca Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i d like to suggest Daily Deviation.
here it is:…
randis Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the DD! :happybounce: 

- Randis
Vampirekittycat3172 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Can you reply to me?

Also you have lovely art!
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