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DeviantART - the HubPages of the Art World

Updated on August 12, 2010
DeviantArt Logo 3D by =Axertion
DeviantArt Logo 3D by =Axertion
Xena - the final battle by ~Trini-4-Life-91
Xena - the final battle by ~Trini-4-Life-91
Sunset Over The Field by ~Trini-4-Life-91
Sunset Over The Field by ~Trini-4-Life-91

My friend's Deviant-ID is Avatarded99 - click this link to see more of her work.

What's the Deal with DeviantART

Lately, I've been using a lot of photos from DeviantART in my Hubs so I finally decided to write a Hub about Deviant ART. First of all, I have to thank the artists of the DeviantART community for sharing their lovely artwork with the world.

What is DeviantART, you ask? Well, DeviantART is an online community for artists of every level. Just like HubPages, everyone is free to post their work (artwork) on the site where they can receive comments and there's even the possibility of making a little money.

A friend of mine introduced me to DeviantART a year ago. This friend actually isn't an 'internet buddy' by the way. She's a 'real person' who I've known since I was 7 years old.

Sara and I used to draw together all the time. That was our idea of fun... sitting on the bedroom or living room floor drawing the hours away. The only difference between us two is that Sara had a real passion for drawing so she did it much more than I did and surpassed my talents BY FAR.

When it comes to art, I'm still outdated. All I can do is sketches, charcoal and colour pencil drawings... yeah, so all that digital art... uh-uh, I'll leave that up to my buddy Sara.

But back to DeviantART... like anything else you post online, there's always the risk of someone stealing it. That actually happened to Sara before, I believe. Sara does a lot of Avatar: The Last Airbender Fan Art and she learned to copyright her work the hard way.

On DeviantART you can post anything: digital art, painting, drawings, photography... you name it!

After being a 'Deviant' (under the name Trini-4-Life-91) for over a year, today I finally decided to post something. I quickly drew up an EXTREMELY ROUGH sketch of my favourite TV hero, Xena, and posted it. Sure the picture's all over the place; it's not very good but at least I have something to show. I also posted a photograph - both of my works are shown on the right of this text.

Suki: Waiting For Tonight by ~Avatarded99
Suki: Waiting For Tonight by ~Avatarded99

A Feature Picture by Sara

The picture above was created by none other than my friend, Sara. I was actually there the day she competed this digital masterpiece. She has only improved TREMENDOUSLY - and that's to say the least - since this picture, but the fact that I was THERE to see her do this picture is enough to make it my feature artwork of hers. 

I was amazed watching her add the lighting effects and such. That day, I went home and tried to do digital art but everything turned out to be ABSTRACT!

You Too Can Join DeviantART

If you have any talents in the area of art - whether it's photography or drawing - you may just love DeviantART. The link is: http://www.deviantart.com/ 

Below are a couple more digital artwork by Sara. Please do not use without the author's permission. If you want her permission, contact her on her DeviantART site. Thank you! 

Kataang: She's Mine ZUKO by ~Avatarded99

The Waterbender... by ~Avatarded99

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      Susan Britton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great artwork by Sara and your drawing does have a lot of detail so it sure looks like Zena to me. Good informative hub. I never heard of this site and will check it out. I like your photo. I would post photos there but my art is built from found objects. I like to up cycle things people throw away. Thanks for the info.

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Haha. Thanks, Kirsten! I'm glad you enjoyed this Hub. :)

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      kirstenblog 7 years ago from London UK

      You showed off some fantastic images here! I really enjoyed reading this and just getting to view some great art (not a bad task for early morning :D ).

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Aww, thanks, John. I liked it at first and then I thought, 'wow, this isn't that good.' Haha. So thanks for that!

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      John B Badd 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      I like your Xena also Kaltopsyd, your drawing style reminds me of my own.

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Thanks, John. I'll definitely tell Sara.

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      John B Badd 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      This sounds like a cool site, I will check it out. Tell Sarah her art is very beautiful I like her color choices and use of shadows.

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Thanks, Ms. Audrey!

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Absolutely beautiful! Wonderfully presented and gosh - another example of what is available to us to view on the Internet!

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Thank you K9. Sara appreciates the compliments. Oh and so do I... about the sketch. I thought it really wasn't good. I'm still wondering why I posted that for people to SEE. haha.

      I'm glad you're going to share this Hub. Thanks a million!

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      India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

      Great hub. I will definelty check out the site. Sarah's work is really cool -The Waterbender is amazing and Waiting for tonight is quite intense- I also thought your sketch turned out pretty cool! Thanks for sharing the link to DA; can't wait to see how it all works.

      I am sharing this hub with a few friends who art really good artists!

      Looking forward to your next installment~

      K9

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Hi Mentalist! I hope that Sara would check out my article and see your compliment. I've notified her about the Hub... I don't know when she'll figure it out. Anyway, thanks for commenting! And thanks for the complement on behalf of Sara.

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Captivatingly beautiful and little bit haunting and expressive eyes Sara;);)Thanks for the exploration Kaltopsyd;)

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