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Painted Portrait Interview with koyamoriWelcome to Painted Portrait, a new Interview series focusing on traditional artists worth keeping an eye on. Painted Portrait interviews aim to give the community more insight into talented traditional artists and how they came to be successful with their art. Today we are interviewing koyamori.
Thank you for allowing me to interview you, let's start off by having you introduce yourself.
My name is Cynthia, and I mainly use koyamori or maruti-bitamin for online handles.
I live in Toronto and have studied psychology and biology, and am currently attending college for graphic design.
What inspires your illustrations?
Childhood nostalgia and exploration of the unknown are some dominant themes that are great inspirations.
What are your favorite medias to work with and why do you liek them?
My favourite medium for some time is a mix of watercolours and inks.
PE: The art of OrigamiWhat is Origami?
Origami (折り紙, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" (kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. Paper cutting and gluing is usually considered kirigami.
History of origami
Have had the most extensive tradition, there is evidence of an independent tradition of paperfolding in China, as well as in Germany, Italy and Spain among other places. However, because of the problems associated with preserving origami, there is very little direc
Massive Feature (August):iconrising-artists:
Prompt Challenge "My Biggest Fear" Winners
1st Place: CyanideSunflower
2nd Place: Loo1Cool
3rd Place: Neccers
CelticStrm-Stock wishes for this deviation by Nichrysalis to get a DD
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Check out ChaosFay's Coloring Contest, which also accepts crafts. Deadline October 31
Read girl-n-herhorse's comic, A Girl and Her Horse
Critique some of mormonbookworm's literature!
Check out nyfian's commissions! They range from 80 - 640 oints
FANPAGE ON FACEBOOK REFUSES TO CREDIT FANARTISTS!FANPAGE ON FACEBOOK REFUSES TO CREDIT FANARTISTS!!!
WELL THERE MY BELOVED FANARTISTS FRIENDS BE CAREFUL FOR THERE IS A FACEBOOK PAGE THAT REFUSES TO GIVE YOU CREDITS FOR YOUR HARDWORK JUST BECAUSE THEY SIMPLY FOUND IT ON GOOGLE!!!
ISN'T THAT NICE???
Well now, seriously
I follow some facebook pages.
To tell you the truth I follow the ones that credit artists for their work, because I find it nice to click on the link they provide of their galleries and almost die of happiness seeing other wonderful artworks from the same person on their own site.
But yesterday a Saint Seiya Page I follow had a funny comic stolen by a famous Anime Page on Facebook. The ADMs claim they found it on google already the way it was. Without the SSpage logo. And they put their logo on that comic, posted on their page as if it was theirs. Because seriously, when you put your logo on a work you found on internet you are automatically saying IT IS YOURS! And, of course
The Artist's Toolbox: TypographyFor more info on this week, please refer to The Artists Toolbox - Schedule at projecteducate
In this toolbox you will find helpful tips for digital typography. For those of you new to the topic, let's start with a short explanation
Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible.
Pretty simple, eh? Basically as you are reading this you are "reading typography". What I will refer to in this article is digital artistic typography, though. This is not the everday typography you see on street signs, books or on websites.
It can be anything! Which is amazing and scary at the same time
Here's a little overview of this article:
Read tutorialsGet your hands o
Watcher Feature #6note: If you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys! Faving this journal might help
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (i have around 600 comments now @__@ ), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!
Protector by ThoughtMantique young morita shinobu by diechief Chris Hemsworth by azulmint Overflowing by BlissfulImperfection merman by evilstrawberrycookie Schneewittchen glass BOTTLE by HazyDreamerNeko Surf-n-Turf Edit by leiarenee Frozen in Time - Cryonics by AtticCreationz2 -BIRTH OF A VALKYRIE- 1 of 6 by Autumn-North lion2 by umbreon17Daffodils 2 by BlubBlobbery you were the greatest thing that happened to me by Rontra Nightgirl Blocking by Adviva BULKHEAD by Trunchbull :thumb28872224
Wacom Presents: Bring Your Vision to Life ContestThe response to the Wacom's Bring Your Vision to Life contest was truly awe-inspiring! With over 9,500 submissions, it was deviantART's most successful contest to date! We want to give a big thank you to everyone who entered, as well as to our great judges from Wacom (who had a very difficult job to do.)
Once again, we have been extremely impressed by the creativity and talent of the deviantART community. We are proud to announce the following winners (including Community Choice, chosen by YOU!) Let's check out who's getting their hands on a brand new Intuos4!
Wacom Intuos 4, Medium
Adobe Photoshop CS4
The Artists Toolbox: Roundup and Callout!We've come to the end of our first Artists Toolbox Week - huge thanks to those who contributed articles because without the hard work from a few deviants, the week wouldn't have been possible. However it went down well which is why we're working on the next one! If you'd like to take part please note Kaz-D with your thoughts. The next Artists Toolbox Week is September 9th -> September 15th 2013! Without further ado, here is a roundup of this weeks articles...
Using Powerpoint as an art tool!
Do's and Don'ts of Digital Painting
Keep in Touch!
Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More