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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blvd-Square

Jenna Smith is known for her work with cookies! Jenna first started drawing when she was only 16 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the teeny pressure of being a child prodigy robotizingly got to her and she had a sticky breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own pinky! Jenna found loopy inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her attic for all the unicorns to see! Jenna eventually got married to Mojo Jojo and they remain together singingly in their tree house with their 5 children. Jenna would like to thank Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, Vegeta, and the robots for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I think with each new project come challenges, sometimes the challenges are easy to over come and sometimes they take up to a week, month or year to iron out. I think all aspects of art are hard, but if there is an easy part to it, it would be listening to music while I work.

Which is your favorite piece and why?
I really like the concept behind my "Cookie & Yarn" piece. The two characters, Cookie and Yarn, remind me of Laurel and Hardy or the Odd Couple. Right now, I'm in the process of exploring and writing these character's stories down so I can't reveal too much, but they are a lovely pair. Just from that one illustration, I think the extreme contrasts of their physical appearance from one another catches both your attention and curiosity. There is a connection between them, but what that connection is, no one knows quite yet.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
The layout of the site is really nice and user friendly. Most folks hate how big this site is in terms of users, but I actually like that part of DA. Almost everyday, I discover a new artist whose work just blows my mind. It's just full of surprises, you never know who you might find. Also, I like the feedback I get from my watchers; they're fantastic people and their positive feedback always keeps me coming back.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I had a few comments about how some folks wished my art smelled good, or wishing they could smell my work. This was in regards to my art looking good enough to eat.





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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blithegirl

Elsa is known for her work with pickles. Elsa first started drawing when she was only 160 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the ecstatic pressure of being a child prodigy gently got to her and she had a painful breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own ear lobe! Elsa found slippery inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her attic for all the honeycomb to see! Elsa eventually got married to a coconut shell and they remain together gracefully in their doghouse with their 42 children. Elsa would like to thank Abraham Lincoln, Miley Cyrus, and the cuttlefish for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part is doing it, the hardest part is coming up with a great idea.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favorite piece in my gallery currently is a piece I did called "Like A Lollipop"
where I drew my character as an outlaw character based off the graphic novel, Tank Girl. I enjoy the piece because the lines are done traditionally with ink and then colored digitally which is something I rarely do and it works well with this piece. Also I'm really pleased with her facial expression.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I would have to say the diversity of artists on the site. You've got fine artists, photographers, digital painters, professional artists, amateur artists, and people who draw for a hobby. Its a great place to pick up influence and really open your eyes to what other type of art is out there. I share my work to entertain people because that's essentially what I want to do is to be an entertainment artist and deviant art is a great starting point and a great place for practice.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
It's hard to remember specific comments because I get quite a few per day but I have to say the comments I enjoy the most are from friends and people who enjoy my work. They really put extra effort into commenting and I appreciate that.





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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Srulia-nialo

Srulia is known for her work with crackers. Srulia first started painting when she was only 14 years old, making she a child prodigy. However, the silky pressure of being a child prodigy sensually got to her and she had a colourful breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own toes! Srulia found hard-boiled inspiration from the lost limbs and decided to frame them and hang them in her kitchen for all the bandaids to see! Srulia eventually got married to a kitten and they remain together pinkly in their smokehouse with their 3.14 children. Srulia would like to thank Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe and the camels for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part of the process for me is when inspiration strikes and all these images and colors and ideas start forming, and spill out of my head onto the page without effort. I love color, I love ink, I love when I am creative.
The hardest part I think is sometimes coming up with an idea, or having an idea, but struggling to bring it to life. I am never ever without an eraser or six to help me along, but even then, the frustration of not being able to get the idea out on paper is difficult to deal with.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favorite piece? I don't think I can narrow it down to just one, but if I had to, I think it would be Friendship ((SEE BELOW)) It was the most challenging piece I've done.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Why am I hung-up on deviantart? lol My daughter got me hooked on here 4 years ago, and I'm still here. I love the sense of community, even with it's sometimes weird people, and strange rules, and little things like that, but I love the people! I have met so many incredible people, artists, poets, writes, photographers, it's amazing! To be able to see artwork from artists all over the world and talk to them artist to artist without restraints or racism, it's an incredible thing! I have learned so much from them, and I hope they have learned a little from me too!

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
The weirdest comment? I think I deleted some really raunchy ones along the way, and reported some others, but one I remember was a photo that I posted of a tribal belly dance costume I had made, and someone sent me a note that said "I love your bellybutton." Fetish perhaps???? I never replied.





Please remember to visit her deviantART page! And as always, remember that you must ask permission from the artists to use their work for ANY reason, so please. Respect the art and the artists!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Faelenath

Bettina is known for her work with brushes. Bettina first started painting when she was only 3 years old, making she a child prodigy. However, the bright pressure of being a child prodigy vivdly got to her and she had a golden breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own thumb! Bettina found warm inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her study for all the cupboards to see! Bettina eventually got married to her desk and they remain together quietly in their shed with their 28 children. Bettina would like to thank William Shakespeare, Danny Elfman and the parrots for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
It changes, depending on my mood. Sometimes I find getting ideas to be extremely challenging, and sometimes I find that my hand just doesn't want to draw or paint what I want it to just right. In saying that though, I absolutely love colours and find choosing the colour scheme quite simple. By far the most difficult part of the artistic process for me, though, is looking at my final product, taking a step back and trying not to utterly criticise it.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favourite piece of my own art is The Sunfruit Tree, as it is probably one of my most imaginative pieces so far - I really enjoyed twisting the limbs of the tree through the use of lines, dotting the sky with stars, and creating a story between the tiny spirits of the stars and the fruit of the tree. I feel it is quite ethereal and magical, and I am really proud of this piece.

In regards to the work of other artists, I simply cannot choose just one! I adore work of John Howe and Allan Lee (the concept artists behind the Lord of the Rings movies), the entire concept art team at Blizzard Entertainment, FionaMeng on deviantART, TubaQueen on deviantART, and Raindropmemory (also on deviantART) - just to name a few.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
deviantART was the first art community that I joined, and I joined because I was tired of being an artist by myself; a person part of no club or group or any kind of artistic community. Where I live, it is rare to find modern visual art groups in practice, so I turned online to share my art, and view the works of other blossoming artists and members of the visual art community. I feel deviantART is unique because it has such a large community of equal minded artists, who collectively share a love of art and all things creative. I have not found such a large art community anywhere else online.


What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I haven't received any weird or strange comments; however, one fellow artist commented 'The yellow and cyan together is just eyegasmic!' about my piece 'Vale of the Fairy Wrens', which made me laugh. That is an awesome play on words.





Please make sure to visit her deviantART page! And as always, remember to respect the art and the artists! The art on this blog is here because we were given permission to put it on here. If you like the art and would like to use it for your own blog or web site, you must ask permission from the artist first and none of the art is to be taken, stolen or reproduced! Respect the art!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Homarusrex

Nicholas Kole is best known for his work with forks. Nick first started painting when he was only 38 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the dainty pressures of being a child prodigy ardently got to him and he had a high-fructose breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own septum! Nick found pubescent inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his outhouse, for all the moogles to see! Nick eventually got married to a forklift and they remain together forcefully in their treehouse with their 14 children. Nick would like to thank Walt Disney, the Juggernaut and the Bornean White-Bearded Gibbons for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I would say the hardest part of the process is trying to find ways to challenge yourself...to make sure that you're generating ideas and concepts that will stretch your abilities as an artist. We all have those things that we tend to avoid...buildings, tricky perspective, feet. Just sucking it up and doing them is tricky. There are some things I'm just terrified of and would rather avoid. But that's no good...because it's always those things that are so scary to me, that are so important and look so good when they're pulled off correctly.
The easiest part, for me, is the design and lineart phase. I just get to play. When designing and thinking of ideas I can just be loose and silly and it doesn't have to look good or even be comprehensible to anyone else, because I'm just sort of talking to myself. I love lines and I've been practicing since I was very young...I was never much of a painter/colorist before college, so that actually comes harder (but is very rewarding when it works). But a good page of inks is so satisfying.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
This changes so fast for me...it's usually always among my most recent but today I'm torn between the 'Generous Bubblewhale' and my main character design for 'Kojo: Monster Puncher'. Kojo, because hammering out characters really came together for me there...people just get it when they see it. And the Bubblewhale because it's a combination of a lot of things that I just really like. I remember I had recently seen some live Beluga whales at the aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut...they're AMAZING! So bizarre looking. It's always so much easier to work when you're inspired and have a real idea of what the outcome should be.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
It's fun! Doing all the work is great on it's own, but it's so much more satisfying when it finds an audience. I love hearing from people, and being able to share work with them. It's also awesome because I get to see what everyone else is working on and even if we're continents apart we can still have influence and input on each others' work.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Ha! I'm not sure if this counts, but my weirdest deviantart experience was when I uploaded a photo of myself as an ID. I got the strangest note from a guy somewhere in Europe who was asking how I took care of my beard and how he could grow and maintain a similarly styled beard. It was amazing! I remember, I wrote him a very thorough email in return, detailing my process. I love the Internet.






Please make sure to check out more of his art at his deviantART page or his very own blog! And as always, ask permission from the artist if you would like to use any of these pieces for anything! RESPECT the art!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Screamingdigital

Denys Jaime is known for his work with kisses. Denys first started doing art when he was only 21 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the solid commitment pressure of being a child prodigy hoppingly got to him and he had a splendid breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own eyes! Denys found moody inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his square room for all the teachers to see! Denys eventually got married to a book and they remain together silkily in their house with their 1836 children. Denys would like to thank Nikola Tesla, Alfred Hitchcock and a dog for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
To me the hardest part is when you have visualized an idea in your mind or on paper etc, to apply it and then no matter how much effort you put into it it still does not feel right. You have to work around it and try to find a comfort zone that can ease the process. Sometimes I can feel immensely creative but the outcome is unfortunately not always the same. Being confident and persistent and being a perfectionist helps out though.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I always liked my work titled "Kingdom of Sorrows".

The reason I liked it was because I playing the ideas of the game Kingdom Hearts in my head with some lyrics from my favorite metal band Kamelot, song titled "until kingdom come", weird mix of ideas but I think it showed the concept pretty well, although at this point my manipulation needed help and practice. I like to think I have gotten better over time.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Well great question, I honestly do not post my work here to get famous, to get views, and favorites. I do it because I honestly want to positive and negative feedback on my work. Is crucial point of improving and getting better. As you can tell I do not post work everyday nor do I intend to. My busy schedule does not help me, I do art as leisure and i truly enjoy it but I can not commit 100% to art all the time, is impossible to me. Again they're are some great under appreciated artists out there that deserve more exposure I hope that there is an easier method to getting your art recognized.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Well on a piece a long time ago someone pasted a whole paragraph they wrote about this sci-fi concept I did, it was funny in a weird way. I like to thank the person for being creative I guess, in a weird but nerdy kind of way.
'Commander this is alpha 1, im entering the subspace portal at 1300 hours''
''Roger that alpha 1, keep your head up, we dont know whats on the other side''
''rog..**interference**''
And so the valiant pilots of the Alpha I squadron were lost into the subspace portal. The highger dirigant of the galactic empire, were discussing the possible rescue operation, but their ressources were too low to risk losing more mens. The 4 pilots were then declared MIA and in a completely hostile unkown environnement.
Very nice peice, i love shiney blue things that reminds me of subspace portals and that lightning effect rocks






Please make sure to check out more of his art on his deviantART page! And as always, you need permission to use these pieces of art! If you would like to use them for any reason, including putting them up on another web site, you need to get permission from the artist first!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Supajoe

Joe Eisma is known for his work with brushes. Joe first started drawing when he only 432 years old, making he a child prodigy. However, the shiny pressures of being a child prodigy handily got to him and he had a worn breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own eye! Joe found gleaming inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his office for all the stylus to see! Joe eventually got married to a statue and they remain together amazingly in their car with their 95 children. Joe would like to thank Andrew Jackson, Kristen Bell and the ocelots for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Definitely the hardest thing is to finally say something is 'done.' As an artist, you're always thinking of ways you could do something better or differently. The ability to just let a piece go can be difficult.
The easiest part (I guess you could say that) would be the rendering process. Once you have everything mapped out, adding to that foundation is a snap once the creativity starts flowing. It's important and time consuming to have the rough or initial part of the drawing done first, but after that, it gets much easier.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I think the Rogue colored pic is my favorite. I grew up with the 1980s run of Uncanny X-men, and she wasn't my favorite character. But recently I've gone back and reread issues of that run and found her to be one of my faves. Also, the pic was colored by my buddy Paul Little, who I've collaborated with here and there, and he always makes my stuff look fantastic.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
It's that word--community. It's a great place to meet artists of all disciplines and be able to have a dialogue with them for critiques and advice. It's a very encouraging place for an artist to be!

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
It was at a convention I was exhibiting at in Tulsa, Oklahoma last year. As I was setting up, some guy (possibly drunk at 9 a.m.) started thumbing through my portfolio. At the time, I had some horror/gory art in it, and this guy told me 'There's not enough blood, man!!' Needless to say, I didn't have an immediate response, as I had several pieces that quite prominently featured blood and gore.





Make sure you visit his deviantART page! And… as always! The art that is on this blog is on this blog with the permission of the artist! They are not up here for you to take and use, so if you would like to use them, make sure you get permission from the artist first!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nayruasukei

Now, we have changed the format of the features! We are now doing a fun little paragraph where we asked the artists to give us words to fill in the blanks (basically... it's like mad libs!)! So this is our very first one, so I hope you enjoy and find it fun!

Kittie Peters is known for her work with antennae. She first started drawing when she was only 42 years old, making her a child prodigy! However, the long pressure of being a prodigy swimmingly got to her and she had a supple breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own life-affirming jumblees! Kittie found crusty inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her oval office for all the slowpokes to see! Kittie eventually got married to a poop and they remain together lethargically in their mouth-shaped home with their 86 children. Kittie would like to thank JFK, Lil’ Jon, and the anteaters for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Easiest? I've come to realize through classes and whatnot that the human form is something I can REALLY do quickly. I've been told a lot I'm like a human copying machine because hair, curves, and features seem to be so well-practiced. (Proof that practice is worth it!)
As for hardest... I have a hard time making things photo-realistic; likely because of my formed "gift" of just KNOWING how things should look. I often make assumptions, such as "a mouth looks like this" rather than "this persons mouth is shaped like this". You just have to take your time! Every artwork has the potential to be a masterpiece, it's all about when the artist calls it "complete."

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I would have to go with an older piece of mine called Harajuku.
This is what I like to call "soul art"-- it just flowed out from my fingertips, and I couldn't have loved it (and the meaning behind it) more.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I've been doing art since I can remember. Literally, my whole life is art. Every little thing I do pertains to some sort of it; and so deviantART really lets me connect and grow. I'd never be the same artist I am now if it weren't for it. What motive would I have to create if I couldn't share it with anyone?

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I've been on dA for 6 years now, and have had too many strange comments to EVER recall one in particular... I've had engrish ("CAN TO HAS PLES???????") racial/religious harassments, admins asking me if I'm crazy, and even people tell me they've masturbated to photos of me and my art.

Something that got me more than anything was a 12-year-old (too young to even be on dA) noting me to say that I was their main inspiration in life. They said they studied all my art memes individually at least once a day, and would use my jokes and terms commonly in daily life with intention to grow up exactly like me. Half of me was flattered and heartwarmed; the other half was horrified that a 12 year old was looking at such racy art and bad language! Mature Content filters rendered useless, I guess xD





Please make sure to go and check out her deviantART page! And as always! Remember that we have received permission to post samples of these works up on the site! They are not here to be taken and used, so if you would like to use them for something else, make sure you ask permission from the artist FIRST. Thanks!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mimi-na

Today's artist is mimi-na from deviantART! She has taken the time to answer our questions and allow us to grace this blog with some of her art!

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Easiest part: Thinking of a neat idea and making a mental note to remember it when I next sit down to draw something.
Hardest part: Remembering it. Because my memory likes to screw with me and hide my ideas in the particularly dirty cracks of my brain-sofa.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
Ugh, that's like asking a parent to name their favourite child or Simon Cowell the worst singer ever to assault his ears. Impossible.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Honestly? As a hard-nosed, canny professional, Devart is easily one of the biggest consumer audiences you can find. No matter what you draw, there WILL be people out there who will like it and if you are GOOD, they will flock in FAST.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
That would have to be the odd man-child who seemed to delight in informing me he was taking my Disney pinups to retouch off the watermarks. Either he was being a colossal douche or he was just THAT stupid, it was hard to tell. I asked him testily(but politely) to please NOT do that, and he just called me a great big meanie and that he had SUCH a horrible life I had no business telling him what not to do with MY ART.
I wouldn't say it amused me at all, but it did strike me as strange.





Please visit her deviantART page! Always remember that this art has been put up here with PERMISSION from the artist. It is NOT acceptable to take other people's art and use it. So if you would like to use it for your site or for whatever reason, make sure that you ask permission FIRST!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Blackmago

This artist, hailing from Peru has racked up a whopping 1, 000, 000 + views on dA. His art is stunning and captivating. Almost seeming magical or like they're just about to come to life. Enjoy his answers to our questions and some art!

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest is to have an idea, doodle it..then see proportions, movements.
The hardest and most fun: the details : )

Which is your favourite piece and why?
The Song of the Aurelius because it feels so safe in that painting..at side of my mother : )

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
It is amazing to expose your art and let others see your work. Interact with them and share opinions/get inspiration.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
"Did you make this by yourself U_U"





Please remember to visit Blackmago's deviantART page!

Please remember, this site has received permission from the artist to post their work. If you do NOT get permission from them, you may not take their work either to print, use or for anything else. Please respect the artist community and do not steal their work!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bakanekonei

Up today, we have a 25 year old artist from Los Angeles, California! Known on dA for some of the most detailed and beautiful pieces! She has also taken the time to answer our questions!

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Easiest parts for me in the process is making the illustrations, I've a technical knowledge enough to get what I want done, but coming up with ideas or how I want something to look is the hardest part.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favorite piece would have to be "the foolish" my most recent painting, it is a sum of all my skills to date. ((It is one of our featured pieces!))

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I've been drawn to other people's art over at deviantART in the past, and still am. But as a professional artist I find it as a form of advertisement now as well as a fellowship of artists, the community spirit is strong and I love that.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
The funniest or weirdest comments I've ever got usually pertain to some gimmick in my comicbook work, sometimes it can be really cheesecake (sexy) or bloody. It oftentimes offends or makes some act like perverts or weirdos. I have to deal with that on a daily basis.






Don't forget to visit her deviantART page!

ANNNNND remember... Do NOT take OR use any of these pictures without permissions from the artist! It's all about RESPECT people!

Updates

Welcome to the Updates section of ART LIBS! Here, you will find updates. Wow. Obvious, right? Check back here to see if there are new contests, fun random things, interesting things, web site shenanigans and more!


April. 6, 2010
  • Site has been kind of crappy with posts lately... Art Libs is working on a bit of a revamp, so stay tuned for that.
  • 4 DAYS until our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! How crazy is that?! I have another project underway as well that's hopefully going to collaborate with Art Libs a bit... I must say that it is a terribly exciting project and I can't wait to tell you all about it!

Mar. 1, 2010

  • If you haven't already seen, we are running a contest on Art Libs and on deviantART (same contest!), the find out more information, click here.
  • We have added more lovely links to the link bar at the top of the page (duh... updates is one of them! :))... check out our artist INDEX among all the other lovely links that were there before!

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Artist Links:

Aleksandra Marchocka
The Denis Diaries
Hell's Winter
Miriamele Blog
Monika Stojak
Paint Berry
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FAQs

Q: What are those paragraphs at the beginning of every feature?
A: Art Libs has adapted our very own mad libs paragraphs for each style of artist featured. Each artist on the site fills out a set of legit questions (which they answer seriously) and then they fill out a series of random words that will later get placed into a paragraph. If you’re still unsure of what mad libs are, check out this link.

Q: How can I get featured on Art Libs?
A: To get featured on Art Libs, all you need is at least 3 pieces of art. To show us your art, send us an email at artlibs@gmail.com. If you have a deviantART account, you can also send a note to the user littlestar with either a link to your account or thumbnails attached in the message.

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A: Sure! If your blog or web site fits in with what we have going on, we can for sure do a link exchange!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Angelles

Today, our artist is another deviantART member, angelles. Her beautiful traditional pieces captivate her audience of watchers and viewers. Here are a few pieces of hers to admire and get you hooked on her work!

She has also taken the time to answer our questions for us, so please enjoy!

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part is the execution of the piece, the hardest part is getting the idea finalized in my mind, choosing paper, color scheme, deciding the media I'll use etc.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I don't have a favorite. Each piece is a part of me and each piece is loved for a different reason.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I only share a small portion of my work on DA. Most of my work is sold to Private Investors who do not wish for their art to be displayed for the public. I post what I do on DA because I love to share with others and enjoy looking at the work of the other talented artists in the community. I have always been drawn to the supportive community, people who understand the "joys and sorrows" of being an artist. I suppose I love being among people of like mind and spirit.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I've had some crazy comments on my work over the years. I've had a few stalkers which wasn't cool, and a couple of sincere proposals of marriage. The weirdest? Man, I'd have to think some more on that one...








Please make sure to visit her deviantART page! and give her compliments on her beautiful art! And remember, this art is not for the taking. You need permissions from the artist to use or post any of these pieces!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Snowmask

Our very first feature is a very well known figure in the deviantART community. She has been around quite some time and is always inspiring and helping out everywhere! Her art is amazing as well and that is why she is the first to be featured!

She has also taken the time to answer some questions for us, so please enjoy!

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part comes near the end, when it's nearly finished. By that time the piece has pretty much completed itself and it's nothing but smooth sailing. The hardest is a little after beginning, where everything is still coming together. This is a hit-or-miss stage, and if something doesn't feel right, I move on to another project.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favourite piece will always be what I'm currently working on, or what I've just recently finished. Everything before that is inconsequential - there's always more where that came from.


What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?

deviantART draws me BECAUSE it is a community, a tight-knit one at that, filled with wonderful individuals and an enormous pool of varied talent. There's no other place where interaction and sharing artwork are made so convenient... and addictive at that.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Is this your wife?







To check out more of her art, you can visit her deviantART page!

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About Art Libs!

Bonjour! Welcome to Art Libs, a place to showcase deserving artists! The general idea of this blog is to have people get noticed! Some people simply have the most amazing art, but no one really ever gets a chance to see it for whatever reason!

This blog will be mostly based on what is found on the web site which most artists are familiar with... deviantART but hopefully once we get some followers and people coming around to visit the site, we will have suggestions and submissions from people everywhere!

We have changed the format of the features! We are now doing a fun little paragraph where we asked the artists to give us words to fill in the blanks (basically... it's like mad libs!)

Please come by and support your fellow artists! If you know someone who you think should be featured here, please let me know via comment or what not! The art here is the property of the artist and is NO WAY available for the public to use without the permission of the artists.