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Digital Spotlight Feature 25 - Beauties and Beasts

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 8, 2016, 10:27 PM
A selection of great portraits taken from previous submissions featured by Digital Spotlight

Digital Spotlight - a Group promoting the very best of high quality Digital Art


45 by Sueta

Maleficent by LeeKent

The Phantom of the Opera by dante-cg

Isabelle by Ter-Jaiden

Mind Vent by fensterer

Masquerade by Fch3ck

The Architect by Trez-Art

Dark Faeries Wood 2 by Coliandre

We Are Our Own Mythology by EranFolio

Laie-Ascendant by AZLL

Burning the sorrow by LeeKent

perdition by irbis

Backwater Snitch by vaporization

Nerys by octobre-rouge

steampunk ironman by ijul

Kaila by Tira-Owl

Old by baklaher

The Night Angel by Sykugen

BWHR by userthiago

Changeling by SunTurnsIntoWater

Winter sun's crying by cloudintrousers


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Melisandre - The Red Woman

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 26, 2016, 8:26 AM
Long time since I did a Feature - Arya ('Stick 'em with the pointy end') is still very much my favourite
GoT character but running a close second is Melisandre, here are some great examples...

Valar Morghulis

Red Woman by mullerpereira

Dark Melisandre by ReneAigner

Melisandre by magajaga

ASoIaF - Melisandre - Ice and Fire by DonatoArts

Melisandre by Noxfae

Melisandre by dalisacg



Melisandre de Asshai by CoffeeAndMarkers

Melisandre by FloorSteinz

Melisandre and Ghost by EvaMariaToker



the Red Priestess by kiikii-sempai

The Red Woman by Octoberrine

The Red Priestess by VarshaVijayan

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Retail therapy

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 23, 2015, 1:14 AM
I love historic marketplace and street-scene art - here are some great examples.

Market by alexson1

Chinese market by SergeyZabelin

market by dentyou

Assassins creed Unity : Quartier Latin market by nachoyague

Under market by Ranoartwork

Market alley by Ranoartwork

The Umbar Market, Harad by DireImpulse

Covered market by Reicheran

Wall Market by jordangrimmer

Market by Showmeyourmoves

GW2 The Commoner's Market by TomScholes

spice market by sancient

Pit City Market Area 2 by niuner

Market by gerezon

Red Market by pk87

Market by waqasmallick

Tribe market by Benlo

Arrival by shenfeic

Market by Ericoscarj

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The Memory of Trees

Journal Entry: Wed May 13, 2015, 2:01 PM
The moon upon the ocean
is swept around in motion
but without ever knowing
the reason for its flowing
in motion on the ocean
the moon still keeps on moving
the waves still keep on waving
and I still keep on going

Enya - The Memory of Trees

DRAWING FROM INSIDE A TREE by Ensomniac 

Tree by raindian 

tree by LuisSanchez 

Tree by priarius 

Tree concept by aaronsimscompany 

Symone Forest by bluealaris 

the tree - pencil by DanielaUhlig 

The Hangin' Tree by graver13 

Tree by MattBarley

The Rowan tree by LauraTolton 

Tree by the River by CitizenOlek 

Forest Girl by postapocalypsia 

tree by mariofdy 

trees by inkslinger42 

tree of memory by SethFitts 

Hanging Tree by BigFace 

The Forest Weavers by Mystalia 

Tree Guardian by shadowgirl 

By the crooked tree by AsyaYordanova 

The Last Leaf on a Dying Tree by SimonVelazquezArt 

Magic forest by MaryIL 

Witch Tree by MonsterMansion 

musing of trees by Katarzyna-Kmiecik 

Unicorn forest by Unita-N 

Sketch-forest by Lelia 

Forest by FumiChaaan 

Forest Child by NatasaIlincic 

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'Stick 'em with the pointy end'

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 11, 2015, 3:29 PM
I'm sure I'm not the only one waiting for the new season with baited breath so to get me in the mood I thought I might hunt for some examples of my favourite character, Arya.

Valar Morghulis...

A Stark Smiling Down at You by Inna-Vjuzhanina

Arya of Stark by jenimal

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) by Ilojleen

Arya Stark by Celiarts

Arya Stark - Game of Thrones by HeroforPain

Arya Stark with needle by Oozn

Arya Stark of Winterfell by DavidDeb

Game of Thrones : Arya Stark by fatimahzafira

Arya Stark by AlessiaPelonzi

The Hound and Arya by justinwongart

Arya Stark by Jeex-Farfadet

Arya Stark by Kesterfox

Arya Stark, Little Wolf by benke33

Arya Stark - A Game of Thrones by DarrenGeers

Valar Morghulis by hallmarccus

Arya Stark by drinkingtheseawater

Arya Stark by Wind08

Arya by KsenLeman

Arya Stark of Winterfell by venellah

Older Arya by kimpertinent

Arya and Needle by wherethedoodleslive

Arya by Kalinne27

Arya Stark by YvyB13

Arya and the Hound by ChaoyuanXu

Arya by Pheberoni

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The crying game

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 3, 2015, 8:05 AM
Just listening to Eagles "It's Your World Now" and I caught my wife quietly crying to herself.

Portraiture is hard enough but capturing raw emotion is a real skill, here are some great examples.

crying freeman by Gally-angel

crying by DanielGrzeszkiewicz

crying by amir-gallery

Girl Crying by l0veIsFr3



cry by skyshek

crying by Ruggile

Cry by Briscott

Don't Cry by NicksPencil

Soldier of Misfortune by AllegraX

She Felt It Everyday by Louisalings

Why crying? by yarivt

When lions cry by Ceridwens-gallery

Why is she Crying by PyramidHeadxXx

Crying Boy by Paul-Shanghai

Crying by Tozani

crying by theonetche

Woman Crying by themindisright

Crying Baby  1  of 4  Colored Pencil by lemgras330

cry with me. by bunchoflies

Honey, don't cry... by ArwenEvenstar16

Beauty and the Beast by Photia

I still cry.... by sachiko-yu

cry by agnes-cecile

Woman Crying by Wykdtron

Loved and Lost!!! by nikz87



Close your eyes, freckles by jessie145

Crying by BaKa-93

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A Tale of Two Audrey's

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 14, 2015, 2:12 AM
It's been a while since the last feature so here is a new one based on two of my favourite actresses, I love french films and Priceless is absolutely one of my very favourites. Hope you enjoy these great versions and, by the by, this journal title comes from an episode of one of my favourite TV shows - first person to enter the name of the show in the comments gets a prize! 

Audrey Tautou by Dick3rl3

Audrey Hepburn by joelle-t27

Audrey Tautou by JCapela

Audrey by jacksl

Audrey Tautou'II by mehmetcaglar

Audrey Hepburn 145 graphite by Ethan-Carl

Sunny Mornings by Snow-Owl

Audrey Hepburn 146 black ink by Ethan-Carl

Audrey Tautou by loplop91

audrey. by Lady2

Amelie Poulain, Audrey Tautou by Adrian87

Audrey Hepburn by Nathalief87

Audrey Tautou by sozriko

Audrey Hepburn by JBarrero

Audrey Tautou by Shucolat

Audrey Hepburn by pardoart

Amelie- Audrey Tautou by saintaker

Audrey Hepburn ACEO by sullen-skrewt

Audrey Tautou by shimoda7

audrey by kickstandkid78

Amelie (Audrey Tautou) by shezzor

Oh, in case you are wondering why I started and finished on Audrey Tautou - simple, she's my favourite!

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Winter is Coming

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 27, 2014, 8:40 AM
I've reluctantly been off dA for several weeks and its taking me a while to catch up but I'm nearly there and so I thought maybe I would share some of the summers highlights that I evidently missed. It's great to be back but it is also tinged with great sadness at the news of Nicks passing, he will be greatly missed.

Winter on the Way by Selenada



Barlangis MP final by Daazed-DA

Palace of the Mountain King by ErikShoemaker



Slavic mythology. Sirin by Vasylina

Journey Advisor by Sceith-A

Snow White and the Huntsman - Queen Ravenna by PolishPsycho

Prometheus by DK19

Decay by AngelaRizza

Waiting on shore by Winerla

INKtober - Day two! by nati

fuRioUs by Fajralam

Luise by Megan-Arts

Girl in the Sunset by RankaStevic

The Morrigan by J-u-d-a-s

The Ladykiller (or do you know your neighbour?) by SoulcolorsArt

Duchess by elanesse-v

Ride The Twirlybird by KingaBritschgi

Wish you were here ... by gotman68

Flag Bearer by Ermes-Buttolo

Kravin by Jeffach



Dracula's Castle by Whendell

Renaissance by Carlos-Quevedo

Forest discovery by tamaraR

Prepare for War - book cover by neverdying

Giorni di Incubi by L-E-N-T-E-S-C-U-R-A

Drifting to Sleep by FictionChick

Haunting Flame  by LindArtz

Attack of the Earth by Altair-E

The Countess by MarcoHerrera

Fallen by MarcoHerrera

Thoughts On Nature by MoodyBlue

Commission by Selenada



Portrait painting practice 1 by JennyLe88

Lost World by LotharZhou

Lords Of The Wind by RHADS

patrol by igortovstogan

Ice Princess by Selenada

Pale Sunset by EveLivesey

Lost in thought by AStoKo

Bare bones by TheDewdropFairy

Hartside Pass by Nelleke

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Ink

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 12, 2014, 9:38 AM

“The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice”
Mark Twain

'Ink' - such a small word but what a massively influential role it has played in the history of writing and art. As a rather unforgiving medium mastering ink drawing requires both skill and confidence - here are some great examples.

Indian ink by elia-illustration

Monarch Inked by KelleeArt



Ink Wash Painting by JuanX

Ink deer by Mystalia



Kull- Ink version by andybrase

The Ink Goshawk by huatunan

Ink. by Fezat1

Ink Tree by leviosa

Made of Ink by Dj-Magnum20

Ink city by 13Mirror

pen and ink on drafting film by derekjones

pen and ink on synthetic paper by derekjones

ink by Telemaniakk

arbustus ara - ink by SickJoe

Urban Ink Study: Scaffolding by SCIFIJACKRABBIT

ink wip by Telemaniakk

Amano ink by Marshmallow21

Ink of Clapton by Amanda-Kee

swallow's tail by agnes-cecile

Ink for a friend by distortioncircus



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Birthday Wishes

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 4, 2014, 4:45 PM
I got really frustrated trying to do a couple of contest entries in the last week or so and so, in the end, just gave up and did something completely different which perhaps I can use as a gift to send out some birthday wishes.

I am Legend by DriPoint

Hopelessly overdue birthday gift for:
msfowle & SnowInHades (I'm sure there's another but I just can't put my finger on who)

Fairly timely birthday wishes to:
BEN-SERHAN byAlexa & Tris-Marie

Comfortably in advance birthday wishes to:
Ovidiu96 Lolita-Artz Daazed-DA Jennyeight Charlene-Art fineartbyandrewdavid YOKOKY J-u-d-a-s anndr AledJonesStockNArt TobyJo ashamandour Dani-Owergoor
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Maleficent is here...

Journal Entry: Wed May 14, 2014, 8:34 AM
I'm still in Disney mood so after watching some great trailers for Maleficent I figured I would have a look to see how she has been portrayed here before the Jolie version becomes the new archetype. Is it just me or is there something about beautiful and powerful villainesses? - anyway, here are some great examples.

Maleficent by LornaKelleherArt

Wicked by Artgerm

Maleficent by pixel6

Maleficent by AngelaRizza

Maleficent: The Cliff by nicholaskole

Maleficent by IrenHorrors

Maleficent by Sinnocently

The Malice of Maleficent by BigChrisGallery

Maleficent re-design by kevmcgivernart

#89 Maleficent by Picolo-kun





Maleficent by tulyo7

Maleficent by VVernacatola

Maleficent by ego-m



Maleficent by jessburnett

Warm Up 2-16, Maleficent by Hodges-Art

Maleficent by iPeccatore

Maleficent Sketch/Illustration by chrisables

Maleficent by Kanamm

Maleficent by Nuditon

Maleficent by chostopher

Maleficent by fadedkind

Maleficent by JenniferHealy

Maleficent by dandelion-s

Maleficent by GingerAnneLondon

Maleficent by buried-onsunday

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Whats that? - It is just me? - Okay, I'll pop along and see my therapist...

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Selfies

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 28, 2014, 1:17 PM
Self Portraits - Oh, so many to choose from so I've just gone with the ones that immediately leapt out at me - hope you like them as much as me.

Self-portrait by KLsketches

Self Portrait by reality-must-die



Self-portrait by whitewolf08

Art Nouveau Ivy Portrait by enchantedgal

Self-portrait by slicha

Self Portrait by mystholder

Self Portrait at 23 by SuburbanAngst

self portrait by wraggedtooth

Self Portrait #2 by FlamingoRich

Self Portrait Splatter by LindsayRapp

Self Portrait by ladyalita

self-portrait by flamingo0586

Self Portrait by ButtercupBabyPPG

Self Portrait Finished by leaair

WIP: Pencil Self-Portrait by Catching-Smoke

Charcoal Self-Portrait by Mai-Ekaki

Self Portrait by JW-Jeong



self portrait by Nissy

self portrait drawing by arminmersmann

Self Portrait Pointillism by mykopath

Self portrait by SamanthaJordaan

Self Portrait 2010 by moranox



Self Portrait by Devimelete

self portrait by turningshadow

Self Portrait by TransientArt

Self-portrait by Vanessa-Arendt

Self-portrait in acrylics by SILENTJUSTICE

Self Portrait by kutyus-REX

Klimt-flavored self-portrait by vinegar

Self Portrait by laura-20

Self Portrait by RohanElf

Self-Portrait: Back Study by Randy-man

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Vanishing Point

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:44 AM
"Once you know the rules of perspective, it is the painter's choice to use the techniques or disregard them as a matter of intelligent design and style, but there will be no struggle to achieve the desired effect".
(Coulter Watt - Painter & Filmmaker)

Here are some great examples.

Geometry by gaciu000

Bazylika Mariacka by Domingdansk

Falling Water - by Wang Wenhao by donghuaART

Nowy Jork by Domingdansk

Hallera 4/1 by Domingdansk

bejsce by gabahadatta

Carmelite Church, Warsaw by ZW1138

Roman courtyard by Mast1



roma by takmaj

architecture 1 by mszhian



Cula Greceanu by dedeyutza

Koloseum by DerBaku

Schita 04 by ShineUponMe

Crane by Domingdansk

Dragon Temple by nebulafire

Vila Dr. Minovici by dedeyutza

architecture by akreon

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Hair

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 2, 2014, 9:51 AM
Hair is so hard to do well - here are some great examples

Crazy Hair. by MicahJGunnell

Meg Myers by JenniferHealy

Red for Axelle by TheJoanaPADJ

Hair by NeoWorm

long hair by birgeceyarisi

. by meggy90

Hair of Fire by Cheesey--Love

Braid - Coloured by Ninjin-nezumi

Scout - Mondo illustration by Ninjin-nezumi

Experimenting 2 by DanarArt

Cyerce - Reprise by Eksafael

Waiting for FAR too long by ShadowOfTheTwilight

Art Nouveau 17... by ssava



Luthien Tinuviel by JankaLateckova

+ONE ARM SOLDIER+ by jinx-star

In the Wind by tokimeki







Pretty Dreams by Zindy



Let Go by enmi

Witch Wind by SeaSpryte



With my eyes closed... by TheJoanaPADJ

In The Wind by Pennamore



Wind by aritchie

Wind by kristina323

Zoe by MichaelShapcott

Feel the Wind by froca

portrait wind by agnes-cecile

hair like clouds by ananien

I will come with you! by Lanfear96

hair by derekjones

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A Work in Progress

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 19, 2014, 1:28 PM
I don't know about you but I love to see part finished works just as much as (if not more than) the finished ones - here are some great examples

Work in progress by lalalandofclouds

WIP shot 4 by KmyeChan

The Wood Witch - WIP by SerenaVerdeArt

Wonderland sunset - unfinished preview by AuroraWienhold

today's unfinished by derekjones

WIP - old faun by IzaPug



WIP 1 by jane-beata

WIP by katiebloo

WIP shot 2 by KmyeChan

WIP - Pretender by TheJoanaPADJ

Bella Swan Edward Cullen WIP by Lunicqa

Native American WIP 2 by Blacleria

The Ultimate Eye! (WIP) by Paul-Shanghai

- WIP - by Losenko

Before you snap. WIP by MattBarley

Russia - WIP by SerenaVerdeArt



Anne Hathaway - WIP. by ARTatte

WIP by katiebloo

WIP by katiebloo

Wolf WIP by mwford

WIP I by Sikoian

Drawing WIP by gabbyd70



Insect phobia W.I.P by lalalandofclouds

Frozen - A frozen Heart - WIP by Lehanan

Work in progress by lalalandofclouds

Another WIP ^^ by Velnna

Ballpoint Pen Icarus - WIP by kleinmeli

LIGHTNING WIP by Angelstorm-82

Wile by JenniferHealy

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Yorkshire - ''God's own County''

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 5, 2014, 2:45 PM
I'm feeling nostalgic! - It is famously said that there are 'more acres in Yorkshire than there are letters in the Bible'.

Top Withins, Yorkshire, UK by craig-352

Dusk - Malham Cove by wandereringsoul

Bronte Moors by wandereringsoul

Yorkshire by JezMM

Ice Road by paulrach

River Wharfe by wandereringsoul

Dry Stone Walls by wandereringsoul

Whitby, N. Yorkshire by paulrach



Yorkshire Dales tree by namwen26





Above Malham Cove by wandereringsoul

Harrogate, North Yorkshire by TristanCampbell

Bright End of Nowhere by DL-Photography







Yorkshire Fog II by taffmeister

A dark tranquillity by theoden06



Yorkshire - The Land of Sheep and Ice. by simonpark81

Yorkshire Water by PaulNichols

Brimham Rocks - Yorkshire by wandereringsoul

The Yorkshire Dales by skinnyde

Another Old Barn by wandereringsoul

yorkshire dales sunrise- b+w by DamianKane

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Aixuan

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 28, 2014, 2:54 PM
Many Thanks to SirInkman for the heads up on this amazing artist




Daily Deviation 28/02/2014





























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The Maid of Orleans

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 19, 2014, 4:58 PM
Joan of Arc - a collection of some great versions


Joan of Arc by defcombeta

Joan of Arc by dashinvaine

Joan of Arc by AngelaRizza

Jeanne D'Arc (from the PSP game) by Avalonne65

Jeanne d'Arc by Vassantha

Jeanne d'Arc by Frazy-Grant

Jeanne d'Arc At The Seige Of Orleans by fenice8

Joan of Arc by Destructiconz

Hundred Years War by koulin

Joan of Arc by JohnHLynch

Joan of Arc by ReneAigner

Joan of Arc by SensibleRose

Joan of Arc by DonatoArts

Joan of Arc Bust by Dedefox

joan of arc by KilartDev

Commission -Joan of arc by Bea-Gonzalez

Joan of Arc by SerenaGuerra

Joan of Arc by LiliumBaker

Joan of Arc by wingwingwingwing

Joan of Arc by Mattasama

Maiden of Orlean by dadenko

Joan of Arc by TroyGalluzzi

Sketch of Joan by Wrenatus

Joan of Arc by Brainfog

Joan of Arc by DanielMurrayART

The Exhaltation of Joan of Arc by dani-lachuk

Joan Of Arc- Juana de Arco by Giacobino

Joan of Arc by Michael-C-Hayes

Jeanne d'Arc by mirroredparadiso

Joan of Arc by MiguelCoimbra

St. Joan - Breath by kevissimo


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La Dame du Lac

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 5, 2014, 12:42 PM
The Lady of the Lake - a collection of some great versions

Lady of the Lake by AbigailLarson

Viviane by Behydezell

Nimue by Dianae

Dame du lac by Opeiko-Blue

Viviane of the Lake by sousakuteki

Lady of Avalon by RoderickConstance

Lady of the Lake- finished by Lamorien

Lady of the Lake by Cioccolatodorima

Lady of the Lake- ink by AlainaM





Nimue - Lady Of The Lake by Raipun

the lady of lake by monicakuo



Lady of the Lake by allendouglasstudio

Lady of the Lake by jade-meril

The Lady of the Lake, WIP by CaroleHumphreys





Lady of the Lake by DavidHoffrichter

The Lady of the Lake by JeffLeeJohnson

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Gandalf and Eowyn

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 18, 2014, 12:18 AM
Gandalf and Eowyn - a collection of some great versions

The One Ring by Kinko-White

EOWYN vs THE WITCH KING by nachomolina

Eowyn before the battle by pixeleiderdown

Gandalf the Grey by Aline96

Eowyn by dominuself

Eowyn's decision by CeliaRG

Gandalf by Nid0deviantart

eowyn by anestezja

Eowyn and the Witch King by JakeMurray



Eowyn vs Nazgul by oliverojm

Eowyn by euclase

Gandalf by Take-A-Picture

Eowyn and the Witch King by Apsaravis

Eowyn - LOTR Fan art by nati

Gandalf by Sabriiistrash

Eowyn and the Nazgul Painting by dashinvaine

Eowyn - 1999 by DanielGovar

Gandalf the Grey by Gold-Seven

Eowyn by NachoCastro

'Eowyn and the Nazgul' contest by VBagi

Gandalf the Grey by LucasGraciano

Eowyn and the Witchking by alarie-tano

Eowyn DefenderofRohan by DonatoArts

Gandalf by biggie917

Eowyn by peet

Gandalf by Abi909

The One Ring by rastko96

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