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Monday, June 28, 2010

In Need of Some Assistance...

Basically, I've started a new job in the real world and it has become rather time consuming. I've worked really hard to build up Art Libs and definitely don't want to lose it, so I'm looking for some help.

I need someone to help me with features and posting. I would like someone who can find artists, get their permission for a feature and ask them some questions. Ideally I think I would like two or three people to help out and also bring new ideas to the table to help develop the blog some more.

If you're interested in getting a bit more information about what I'm looking for and if you would fit in here, please email me, Steph, at artlibs@gmail.com.

Hope to hear from you!

Monday, June 21, 2010

LUN2004

Today we have the brilliant artist LUN2004 of deviantART. Check out his work!

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
There is no easy part for being an artist :), the hardest part for me is to practice a lot and a lot.

Which is your favorite piece and why?
My favourite piece is Autism since it records my sadness.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there ... that draws you to the deviantART community?
dA is really a good place for all art lovers. So sharing the arts just like sharing between friends :)

What is the weirdest, strangest or funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Um, the funniest comment of my works is that someone said he/she seem become the main character of my work. They fall themselves into my works





Please make sure to check out his deviantART page! And as always, please respect the art and the artist. Art Libs has gained permission from the artists to feature their work on our site. If you would like to use any of the art for ANY reason, you MUST obtain your own permission. Please do not steal or reproduce any art. Respect the art!

Friday, June 18, 2010

LadyBozi

LadyBozi is gracing us with her art today... check it out:

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I think easiest part of the process is coming up with the idea and having the image form into your head. The hardest has got to be to bring that exact picture that you see in your mind and put it on paper.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I think it has to be "Ilori: Wash Away the Curse". I did it a couple of years ago, still learning how to digitally color and I'm still proud of the way the whole thing came out even though I had little experience coloring on the computer.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I think what draws me the most the fact that you have all these different artists with different styles sharing their work and appreciating others work. It feels like a community of people who you can relate to.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Someone said I could draw a Potato in Cape, which still puzzles me.





Please make sure to check out her deviantART page! And as always, please respect the art and the artist. Art Libs has gained permission from the artists to feature their work on our site. If you would like to use any of the art for ANY reason, you MUST obtain your own permission. Please do not steal or reproduce any art. Respect the art!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

4th of May

We have the peachy 4th of May on Art Libs today! Trying our best to post art up as frequently as possible... still working on the fabulous Neverending Story Project... check that out as well! Enjoy 4th of May for the time being though!

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Hum …I think that the easiest part is the clothes and hair design, I love fashion!
The hardest part? Maybe it’s to find the motivation to take my pencil. A drawing asks a lot of time and patience …and I’m not patient!

Which is your favourite piece and why?
Alice in wonderland who is smoking with the caterpillar! I say this because it’s my last drawing and I haven’t got an objective opinion on its.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I used to show my drawings on some French forums but there were not a lot of reactions …
I just wanted someone to tell me “Your drawing is not good because of this” or “I like this part of your drawing” and DA seems to be perfect for this.
Now, I perfectly know that people on DA help me to improve myself …I’m not egocentric ,not at all you know ,but I love the comments ,they give me the courage to take the time to draw something quite pretty!

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Hum, my comments are quite normal …
Oh but yeah, sometimes people give a huge interpretation of my drawings …but I don’t think my drawings have real significance…





Please make sure to check out her deviantART page! And as always, please respect the art and the artist. Art Libs has gained permission from the artists to feature their work on our site. If you would like to use any of the art for ANY reason, you MUST obtain your own permission. Please do not steal or reproduce any art. Respect the art!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Shane Hillman

Taaaa da! We have the lovely Shane Hillman on Art Libs today! He has some seriously brilliant work! Check it out!

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part of the creative process is inking for me. I really have no problem falling into the groove of inking (even if it cramps my hand to hell!). The hardest part would be getting a base composition and characters down. I usually do this with red/blue pencil, but it takes up the most of my energy and brain power.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
It's hard to choose favorites of my own work. I really try to make each piece I work on better than the last, so I really can't choose a favorite piece except the past one I have just worked on.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
deviantART is a really good open source for inspiration and creative ideas. I can't count how many pieces I have seen here that drive me to work harder and become better. It's a true mecca for some of the best artists nowadays. Although, there is some pretty bad stuff out there D:

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Hard to say, I think all the gracious comments I have received have been pretty uplifting and inspiring!





Please make sure to check out his deviantART page! And as always, please respect the art and the artist. Art Libs has gained permission from the artists to feature their work on our site. If you would like to use any of the art for ANY reason, you MUST obtain your own permission. Please do not steal or reproduce any art. Respect the art!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Eric Kulo

Again, we're back from mini-hiatus! If you missed yesterdays post, we've been putting up a new project called the Neverending Story Project! Today we have Eric Kulo's beautiful photography up for you to check out! Hope you love it!

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Art is struggle. Really. You always have to think so hard about yourself, about the piece you're working on and about how or if it will accepted by others. However, I do not tend to think too much about it as I believe that art should simply be an expression of your feelings. So if you're feeling that your art is more of an aggravating struggle than it should, then apply that feeling into it and you'll get something real, something true. What I usually struggle with is motivation to actually go out there and photograph, but once I'm out there photographing, inspiration usually comes to me.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
You know, I'm going to be boring. I don't have a favorite piece. It's just too hard to pick a favorite photo as I've put so much of myself most of them. Sure, there are photos I don't really like in my gallery, but there are almost too many that I do actually like. However, some photos do stand out. "Patty and Lilly", "Say What?" and then there's personal pieces, like this photo of my dog; "Havin' a Good Time" which means more to me than any other photograph ever will. Simply because that is my dog, my german shephard who has stood by my side through so many difficult situations. The dog that wakes me up 07:30 every morning, wagging her tail and giving my a big morning kiss.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I recently discussed this in a journal of mine and it's really all about the easy-to-use site, the incredible amount of features and that your gallery looks very nice and clean. Sure there's FlickR and PBase, but none of them offers such an easy way to show you work - in my opinion that is. The DeviantART community is so diverse. There's the people who hate nude photographs, and then there's the people who love nude photographs. There's the people who absolutely love manga and anime, and then there's the people who can't stand it. You can find anyone on DeviantART - and you will find someone, without having browse around for ages, clicking through the endless profiles and artworks.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Heh, wow. That's a difficult one. First of all, most of my comments are kind and simple ones, like "beautiful!" and so forth. People don't put too much effort into it, but I remember this time when a dear dA friend of mine named PassiveIre wrote a comment on my profile page asking "What's your favorite thing to try to capture through your lenses when your crawling around outside?". It's not a funny, strange or weird comment really. It's just a comment and question I really appreciated. It came out of nowhere and my reaction was like "Woah, where did that came from?" and I was glad that she asked and paid interest in my life and work. That means a lot to me, when people do care about the person behind the photos and how he/she works - and that's also how you learn.





Please make sure to check out his deviantART page! And as always, please respect the art and the artist. Art Libs has gained permission from the artists to feature their work on our site. If you would like to use any of the art for ANY reason, you MUST obtain your own permission. Please do not steal or reproduce any art. Respect the art!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sandra Charlet

WOW! It has been forever since I posted anything up! Sorry everyone... been super busy with the launching of the Neverending Story Project (if you saw the post below!). Anyways! Sorry for the mini hiatus and I hope you all are still looking for some awesome art to check up on... Today is Sandra Charlet! Enjoy!

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
For me, the easiest part is to color the drawings,i like really the colors and to choose colours for my drawings is never very difficult. The most difficult, it is to have the patient to finish my drawing, to pass of the draft in the sketch, in the line art and in the colors,that takes much time before a version final worked.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
Actually, my favorite pieces is Cendre because I like her expression and her star in eyes, I find that there is something particular in this drawing, I like this. And Silver Gothic for her clothes style, combination of colors and her face.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I received a comment which said that the eyes of my character in SD scared him (or her...) it was long ago, but I found it strange.





Please make sure to check out her deviantART page! And as always, please respect the art and the artist. Art Libs has gained permission from the artists to feature their work on our site. If you would like to use any of the art for ANY reason, you MUST obtain your own permission. Please do not steal or reproduce any art. Respect the art!