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Friday, October 30, 2009

Eli Brumbaugh

Eli Brumbaugh is known for his work with assassins. Eli first started drawing when he was only 62 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the inadequate pressure of being a child prodigy sparingly got to him and he had a robust breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own nose! Eli found tragic inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his lavatory for all the monkeys to see! Eli eventually got married to a painter and they remain together peacefully in their submarine with their half child. Eli would like to thank Mr. Ed the talking horse, Babe Ruth and Lady Gaga for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I believe that the easiest part of the artistic process for me personally would be the coming up with the base idea and laying the ground work sketches right up until I ink a piece prior to working on it digitally. One of my favorite things about this period of production is watching a piece fade from pencil lines into nice crisp black lines. There’s something so very satisfying about it.

The hardest part of the artistic process that I have is something I still enjoy quite a bit but it would have to be my color choices. I experiment over and over with different palettes before I make my final choice.

Which is your favorite piece and why?
My favorite piece so far would have to be the poster I created for the band Of Montreal. It was for them when they played the Free Press Houston Summer Fest here in Houston, TX. There are a few different reasons why. The first reason being it was a great experience to being designing a poster for a band I enjoyed so much and was quite well known. The second reason being this was my first screen print which gave an entire new meaning to holding the final product in your hands and feeling that texture.

What do you feel is the significance of online communities to inspiring artists?
Online communities are something every artist should frequent for professional advice and critique. There is a sea of professionals who will give you the advice you really need to hear if you just ask them too.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
One of my favorite things to do at my own group art shows because people don’t always know quite whose work was made by which artist is to go up to someone who is looking at one of my pieces and just stand there next to them and say “I don’t get it.” The best part is when they agree with you. Everyone is a critic and you’ll always by far be your worst so learn to laugh about it. Take your work seriously but never so much that it blinds you to the insight of others.





Please make sure to check out his web site! 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!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kevin Tong

Kevin Tong is known for his work with breasts. Kevin first started drawing when he was only 28 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the soft pressure of being a child prodigy more got to him and he had a flat breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own legs! Kevin found fat inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his bathroom for all the geese to see! Kevin eventually got married to the mailman and they remain together extremely in their doghouse with their two billion children. Kevin would like to thank Adolf Hitler, Stephen Hawkins and Bernini for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The hardest part of the artistic process for me is trying to come up with ideas that other people can see and personalize.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
Of mine, my favorite piece is always the most recent one, because I am always learning and applying new stuff.

What do you feel is the significance of online communities to inspiring artists?
The internet is general is the artist's best friend. Before that, an artist had to rely on agents and reps to get work, while giving them a cut of their earnings. Now, an artist can communicate/promote directly with the clients, the audience, and whoever else.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Are those white blood cells chasing Dennis Quaid? (response to my Shins in London poster)





Please make sure to check out his web site! 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!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Schmutzie

Schmutzie is known for her work with birdies. Schmutzie first started drawing when she was only 14 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the slow pressure of being a child surreptitiously got to her and she had a wistful breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own knuckle! Schmutzie found diligent inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her kitchen for all the decals to see! Schmutzie eventually got married to a police officer and they remain together ruefully in their parkade with their 2 children. Schmutzie would like to thank Mussolini, Craig Ferguson and Basquiat for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part of the artistic process is dreaming. I can dream and dream and dream of things to write and create, but this dreaming is what leads me to what is always the hardest part, realizing the dream. Don't get me wrong. The hardest part is also the part that is the most fun, too, but finding an expression of my dream that will be able to translate itself to another person is always a stretch.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
"Ralphine the Dead Kitty" is my favourite piece of late, because he was a step away from writing, and he let my brain wander in new ways. To me, all art is storytelling, and he helped me to realize that my storytelling is less limited by media than I once thought.

How do you feel online communities, blogs and personal web sites have helped artists grow?
I have no idea where my creative pursuits would be without my online community. Before I found the world of weblogs, I had spent years allowing my creativity to stagnate up in my brain, and somehow the social aspect of the blogging world and the communities it formed for me managed to turn on the tap of my expression.

Aside from that, online communities offer so much to artists. I have received feedback, I've found an audience for my work that I would not have otherwise, and I receive so much inspiration from witnessing the works of others. The online world has definitely broadened my creative experience.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I can't think of one in particular, but I think that's because all comments on the things I create are a bit peculiar, being that they come from a place very squarely outside my experience with the piece in question. The one thing that always strikes me as most humorous is when someone expresses a deep sense of offense at something I've created, as though my creation is a direct assault, when the truth is that they choose to be offended. I do not take into account every kind of offense out there, and I couldn't even if I tried, so when someone brings their offense to me as though I have done this specifically to them as an individual, I feel bad that that person lacks so much perspective and hope they get better soon.





Please make sure to check out her web site! 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!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Melissa DeJesus

Melissa DeJesus is known for her work with cats. Melissa first started drawing when she was only 6 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the wet pressure of being a child prodigy sadly got to her and she had a blue breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own spleen! Melissa found beautiful inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her kitchen for all the buildings to see! Melissa eventually got married to Martha Jones and they remain together quickly in their doghouse with their 11 children. Melissa would like to thank Amelia Earhart, Madonna and Michelangelo for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
It goes back and forth. Sometimes I can come up with a string of ideas and I can't get myself to illustrate them or develop them into a comic, and sometimes I sit there with a pencil and paper and no idea what I want to draw.
When it comes to work, the hardest part is having the discipline to sit down and just work. It's easy to get distracted.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I don't have one particular piece of art that is my favorite but I do have a series of illustrations I did when I was in still in school that i still love. It was a time when I felt most free with my art and after several years still look back at them and not want to change a thing.

What do you think the importance is of online art communities for relatively unknown artists, or even well-known artists?
Art communities are just as important to unknown artists as they are to well known artists. Belonging to a community of artist really help the individual grow. It gives them support, guidance and motivation to do better. I've known people who drew and give it up because they didn't know anyone else who drew. Even if there are no other artists around you, the online communities will always be there.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
A friend of mine was looking through my sketchbook while on a train ride during my High School years. A little old lady saw a picture of a female elf I drew and said, "What an interesting creature you have there!"





Please make sure to check out her web site and her blog! 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!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mike Calero

Mike Calero is known for his work with astronauts. Mike first started drawing when he was only 54 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the glimmering pressure of being a child prodigy boldly got to him and he had a silver breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own bicep! Mike found smoldering inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his dining hall for all the helicopters to see! Mike eventually got married to a fox and they remain together profoundly in their Delorean with their 4 children. Mike would like to thank Julius Caesar, Sean Connery and koala bears for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Claiming your an artist is easy... being an artist not so much. Actually the easy part for me is coming up with the concept and look of a new series. It's all the drawing and hours of artistic labor that don't agree with me.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favorite collection of work is the comic book I finished drawing recently called the Lore. Its' the best work I've ever put together. However my favorite single piece is this painting i did like five years ago. It's a close up of the face of some guy lying on the ground... nothing super amazing concept wise. The character is in black and white but the background is this really loud pink color. I've had offers from people who wanted to buy it but I just can't bring myself to sell the thing. Although I'm sure if someone offered me crazy money I'd have it gift wrapped and ready to go.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Well I'll answer this the best I can seeing as how I strongly dislike deviantART. There is no rational reason why I don't like it. I got a deviantART account when I was like 15 and in ten years I've never used the thing... I think it's the name that really bugs me. I will say I've had to use it to find talent for projects so it has it's uses for sure.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I used to sell a lot of live art pieces at shows years ago and now I'll run into people and I'll think I'm meeting them for the first time but to my surprise they'll say "I have your art hanging in my bedroom".... which makes me feel like a complete ass for not remembering them. Even worse they describe the piece and I don't remember it either.





Please make sure to check out his work in full! 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, October 23, 2009

Toby Hook

Toby Hook is known for his work with fishes. Toby first started drawing when he was only 4 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the irritating pressure of being a child prodigy willingly got to him and he had a small breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own hand! Toby found dank inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his dungeon for all the parks to see! Toby eventually got married to Phillipa and they remain together beautifully in their shop with their 23 children. Toby would like to thank Henry VIII, Barack Obama and Michelangelo for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Probably the hardest part I find is getting the right inspiration or idea
for a piece, I always have a lot of ideas but I always find that I want to
try out different styles / techniques to my work, mainly just to test
myself.

Easy parts? Probably starting a piece when you have the idea fresh in your
mind, the drawing, sketching, colouring side of things. I also love getting
towards the "finish line" of a piece, adding the little details and all
that.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favourite piece is pretty much always the most recent one I've completed.
In fact I waited to get this interview back cause I wanted to include the
"Gay For Johnny Depp / Blakfish" poster. Really proud of that one. I spent a
lot of time researching imagery in relation to the references of the gig.
i.e. "Triple Threat" tour, "Johnny Depp," "Blakfish - Champions" album, and
then the idea of using a "lucha libre" wrestling poster seemed to fit. I
spent hours and a couple late nights hand-drawing the text + illustrations
and then it all came together. Saying all that though, I probably won't like
it in a week.

What do you feel is the significance of online communities to inspiring
artists?

I think they're important to pretty much everyone right from kids starting
out to full-time massive designers. You'll probably find most top artists
were involved in DeviantArt / Gigposters / Behance, etc at one stage or
another. They are great way to show off your work, as well as receive
"critiques" - I always check these sites regularly as they are great sources
of inspiration.

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

I can't think of any weird or strange comments which is odd since I know a
few weird and strange people. I did find it funny when you asked me to do
this interview as it's the first one I've ever been asked to do. That's all
I've got.






Please make sure to check out his web site! 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!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cowboy-Lucas

Lucas Soriano is known for his work with boobs. Lucas first started drawing when he was only 3 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the chaotic pressure of being a child prodigy extremely got to him and he had an ominous breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own pisiform! Lucas found soporific inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his arcade for all the kryptonite to see! Lucas eventually got married to heavy metal singer and they remain together loosely in their umbrella with their 6 children. Lucas would like to thank Jack the Ripper, Michael Caine and the chimps for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I guess starting and finishing are the most hard moments. Easy parts? Nobody told me there were any easy parts!

Which is your favourite piece and why?
At the moment it's a Peter Cushing portarait, but I keep changing my opinion, It'll be my favourite for about a week or so, after that I'll think it's ugly.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I started up with a blog, but many more people have the chance to see my stuff in DeviantArt, and a couple of colleagues had Deviant accounts, so...

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Someone left a comment on a Christopher Lee caricature I did, telling me his factions weren't real, recomending me to fix his jaw, and to align his eyes halfway his face. I truly didn't know what to respond, I still can't belive she was serious...





Please make sure to check out his 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!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fluegel

Melanie was born in 1990 in the sky. She was one of 7 children born to Melanie, a daydreamer, and Daniel, an activist. In 2012, Melanie began taking photos of peace and putting them together in a portfolio. Very soon, she was discovered and sent straight away to the staked plains to begin taking professional photos of love for deviantART.
Melanie would like to thank Thomas Alva Edison, Mahatma Gandhi, and Quanah Parker for always being her sources of inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Personally having an idea or some ideas is not too difficult for me. Deciding which one to finally make becomes harder. The hardest (but also the funniest and and most challenging) part is the one of trying to get those ideas onto the desired surface ... and look the way they were supposed to. ^^

Which is your favourite piece and why?
This is not something that I can say easily because it really depends on my mood. But I really love "La Voix du Sang" by René Magritte. I really like the dark and calming mood, that reminds me of a late summer night and dreams combined with the strange feeling that something definitely is wrong (speaking of the surreal parts).

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I have got to know some really nice people with which I can share interest and techniques. I love looking at art and having the possibility to reach the artist. DA is a huge community with lots of activity and really fascinating art!

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Hm. Such a comment might not exist as I don't really remember one. I have received very kind comments, showing me some of my errors and guiding me to a nice solution and some one-word-comments.





Please make sure to check out 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!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Limnides

Hey Art Lib fans! I just wanted to take this time to mention a couple things before we get to the very talented limnides! I firstly wanted to apologize to several artists (including our wonderful featurette today!) who took the time to fill out all our questions, art libs and send us images and we didn't get around to featuring them until now even though they've been in queue for quite some time. If you are one of these artists, please do NOT hesitate to send me a message to my email, to deviantART, or anywhere you can reach me. Otherwise, I promise I will go through any older feature messages and I will get to you ASAP! With that being said, please enjoy the beautiful art and fun Q&A of Alysia Trackim AKA limnides!

Once upon a city in a far away land called Tree, there lived an intricate train named Alysia Trackim. Her guitar was so soft that the electricity of the land was all very jealous. Not only was Alysia fiery, but also she was also very gifted. Alysia could draw like no other person could. Some said that she was a street and that her gifts were really manic. One day a solemn music became so cautiously crystalline that they decided to curse Alysia with a spell of heart disease, which would cause Alysia great warmth. The only way for Alysia to break the spell was to prepare on one foot, while juggling homes, and drinking a potion containing dahlias, a fox and hands. And all would be sincere unless it was sealed with a sea from her one true love, Napoleon Bonaparte. Alysia made a complacent recovery and married Napoleon and they had 7 children and lived terribly ever after.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Finding the idea and then actually executing it.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
Of my own work? I'd have to go with "Antennas to Heaven". It's the most emotive of mine shown in the most minimalistic of ways. I'll not go into personal detail as not to spoil it.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
The diversity. The tens of thousands of thousands of different people all pulled together for one thing: art.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Hmm. I'd have to say, in `parliamentFunk's words: "I totally saw a slice of watermelon... man, I am hungry for summer." on Cidade dos Homens comes immediately to mind.






Please make sure to check out 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!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kejeki

Kelsey is known for her work with rats. Kelsey first started drawing when she was only 7 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the sloppy pressure of being a child prodigy seemingly got to her and she had a green breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own ear! Kelsey found sticky inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her kitchen for all the targets to see! Kelsey eventually got married to a rock and they remain together quietly in their doghouse with their 5 children. Kelsey would like to thank Abe Lincoln, Zooey Deschanel and a bearded dragon for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The hardest part can be the motivation or the idea. Most of the time I'll just go out and shoot anything I see, but getting myself to go out and do it can be hard. Shooting is really the easy part.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favorite piece of mine? It constantly changes but right now it's "Fresh Salt Water".

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
There are so many unique artists on DA. I originally signed up to just view and fave other artists works, but started uploading my own art many months later. Now, I love getting my art out for random people to see and comment on. It gives me insight to what others think and constantly provides fresh perspectives.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Someone wrote "... but dont forget the robot (8) ..." on Let's Go To The Mall. It's funny, and in relation to the title which was in relation to the Robyn Sparkles music video on How I Met Your Mother.





Please make sure to check out 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, October 16, 2009

Beautiful/Decay Magazine - Amir Fallah

Today we have a really awesome feature with Amir Fallah from the magazine BEAUTIFUL/DECAY. Check out the interview, the art lib, some of Amir's own work, art featured in the magazine as well as the cover of the current issue. The link to the magazines web site is below as well if you'd like to check it out or if you're interested in a subscription.

Amir Fallah is known for his work with cookies. Amir first started drawing when he was only 53 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the anal pressure of being a child prodigy meticulously got to him and he had a small breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own eyes! Amir found small inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his room with a view for all the cakes to see! Amir eventually got married to Jessica Lopez and they remain together meticulously in their house with their 13 children. Amir would like to thank George Washington, Barack Obama and Chris Ofili for their constant support and inspiration.

As a popular magazine, you must get a lot of people wanting to have their art featured, how do you choose what art gets featured and what art doesn't?
We get hundreds of requests every week. I look at every single email but unfortunately we can't feature every submission. I try to keep the selection process simple. If the work is good and fits in with what we are doing we feature it. We've been blogging a lot more lately so now I try to feature as many submissions as I can on our blog.

What do you think draws so many people to the magazine?
Our readers and fans understand that we are a company that is built by artists for artists. I didn't start this to get rich. It has always been my goal to create a community that supports and empowers artists and designers. As a result our readers are extremely loyal and passionate. They see that we have the same vision as they do so they support us by sharing their work, subscribing to the magazine, and purchasing our limited edition apparel. By doing this they enable us to keep Beautiful/Decay growing.

How has the readership for your magazine changed over the years from when you first initially started?
To be successful in anything you have to constantly grow and evolve. Hopefully our readers have grown with the magazine as our tastes have refined.

As someone who has seen a lot of art over the years, what art stands out to you after everything you've seen?
The short answer is everything in the magazine! I only feature art that I'm passionate about. I usually take notes on artists that I like. Sometimes these artists will stay on the list for a year or two before we ever feature them. I figure if after 2 years I still am excited by someone's work our readers will be too.

What kind of advice can you offer to artists trying to get their work out there?
Constantly look at & read about art, make lots of work, create a website, and create your own opportunities. They don't always fall in your lap.





Please make sure to check out the magazine itself... the art is amazing and unique! And to get an idea of what the magazine is like or to check out some of the cool artists and such, go to the BEAUTIFUL/DECAY web site! 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!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Syran-Soul

Cor is known for his work with fishsticks. Cor first started drawing when he was only 8 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the toe-shaped pressures of being a child prodigy quickly got to him and he had a small breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own bellybutton! Cor found hidden inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his cellar for all the rat catchers to see! Cor eventually got married to John Malkovich and they remain together furthermore in their dolmen with their 37551 children. Cor would like to thank Cleopatra, Sean Connery and Vania Zouravliov for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Hardest would be building up the basis for the painting, because if the basis doesn't work it will turn into a hell to get the painting to work in the end. And honestly when you start building up the painting it often looks like it will hardly turn into anything at all, or is that just with my paintings?.. only in the last few steps often after over 10 hours or more of painting it starts to turn into what looks somewhat different from a wreck. I also believe that it doesn’t just take skill and experience to get a picture to look as high quality as the most paintings we love but being able to push yourself to put even more effort into a painting bringing it to the next level. The easiest part would be signing it…

Which is your favourite piece and why?
"Food Chain" I love the creative freedom in painting demon’s and other weird beings.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
It's so easy to put art on deviantART, no weird forms to fill in and ^$(#@#)$ picking a thumb for my paintings is a pain in the butt, I really can’t decide. Next to that there’s a crazy amount of sexy fun and cool artists.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Every comment of my wife (and they are equally weird strange and funny), also someone asked me on deviantART about my vital piece, if it was the Fallen Madonna with the big boobies? From the tv series ‘Allo ‘Allo





Please make sure to check out his 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!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Art Libs Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Art Libs is celebrating our first 6 months with a special feature of greatest hits. We’re showcasing all of the art today that really stood out, out of everyone that we featured on the site since day one. Now, that’s not to say that the art that didn’t get featured in this special wasn’t amazing, I had to seriously narrow it down, otherwise everyone would’ve been featured (I had to have people help me choose... seriously, it was THAT hard to choose!). I am so proud to have this site so active and gaining so much popularity. It’s my honour to feature such amazing artists, to speak with them and learn about how they do what they do and why.

With that being said, I would like to thank EVERYONE who has participated with the blog and everyone who is going to be featured over the next (hopefully long) while. Please enjoy the first volume of Art Libs Greatest Hits. It's a compilation of some of my favourite art from the site so far... Out of about 135 people and approximately 405 pieces of amazing art we narrowed it down to these 28 pieces!



















If you want to check out any of them images full-size, please click on the picture to be redirected to the artists page or deviantART image. The username will be in the address box for the full-fize image and you can look up their feature here or check out more of their on their deviantART pages. 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!