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Hey guys thanks for stopping by on this page. I have a huge variety of works from literature, traditional art, photography and photomanipulation. Feel free to throw in your two cents about what you think. I'd love to hear your opinions.


These are some collaborations I've taken part in while on DA. Good times :)


Colmar HDR III by bribesdemoi

I like the way you've composed the shot with a diagonal line running through the shot. The reflection stood out to me really nicely in ...

Secret Santa 2013 - for Kayru-Kitsune by silly-sinny

This is a nice watercolour! I like your use of colour and the way you laid it down. The rock texture shows up really nicely! The shape ...


What do you think are the important things to focus on when creating abstract art? 

1 deviant said Aesthetics such as colour, texture and form to look pleasing to the eye.
No deviants said The concept.

I'm thinking of painting an abstract piece but I have little to no understanding what abstract art is. Deviantart's definition of an Abstract painting is: Traditional Paintings focusing on the formal, non-representational aspect of imagery, emphasizing lines, colors, generalized or geometrical forms. So, here is a feature based off that understanding:

Llegando al cielo - 2006 by andresbestardmaggio Dualidad - 2013 by andresbestardmaggio Por el cosmos - 1991 by andresbestardmaggio
I am the Night by Souzay Wave by escafan
 161 by StudioUndertheMoon Autumn Smoke (SOLD/VENDU) by escafan 
Auronach II by Narcisse-Shrapnel Passing Through by lesley-oldaker Fennel by Narcisse-Shrapnel
9 aout 2012 by Malahicha Sous-bois fevrier by Malahicha 07 12 b by Malahicha
Emerald by katdesignstudio Timberland by sagittariusgallery Under water by katdesignstudio
Generations by ArtByCher Isadora by Amytea Logostan by Amytea the empty mind full of lighters by kawako198
Guildwars Mania by EvaGataArtist MF008 by monstror
 351 by StudioUndertheMoon 223 by StudioUndertheMoon 226 by StudioUndertheMoon
White Hole 01 by SheldonChung

Some questions for those featured and anyone else who reads this journal:

What is your definition of abstract art? 

What are you thinking when you design an abstract piece? Is the main thing for you the concept or aesthetic things such as colours and textures?

I would love to heat the discussion.
  • Listening to: Gold Digger by Kanye West
  • Reading: The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference
  • Eating: Fruit
  • Drinking: Tea


Blue Cascades by Charmed-Ravenclaw
Blue Cascades
Back in 2011 I won the Student Art competition at the Co-Op bookshop with this piece. It got printed onto cards, which is why I think I wasn't supposed to publish it on other digital websites for 2 years. Well, I think it's safe to load up here now.

Inspired by Thirsty Merc and the song Blue Cascades. Background painted with some coffee. Done with a combination of ink and acrylic paint.
Just Around the River Bend by Charmed-Ravenclaw
Just Around the River Bend
Oh my god, all the entries for the Artistic Journey are so good :iconcryforeverplz: I can't compete with that. Still, can't know without trying right?

I struggled for a long time for a concept for this. I'll try not to explain this too much because I want to see if people get it. Still, I was first inspired by art when I was maybe four or five watching Art Attack and Play School. Play School introduced me to the work of Georges Seurat. I was absolutely fascinated with the concept - marking art out of tiny dots! What a fantastic concept! I loved it! And Art Attack also influenced me with it's own fun abstract ideas.

Ironically, despite my initial love I've pointillism this is the first time I've tried it. Strange. I seem to have aimed for more realistic paths since then. As for my journey now I don't know where I'm going (journal entry What to do with my life?). I'm not sure whether I should attempt to pursue a career in art or not. I know I will keep creating art despite everything. But as for life in general I don't know what to do.


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I wanted to show off my new haircut :P It ended up kinda being dark instead, but I'm not a dark person. Most of the time.

Current Residence: Australia
Favourite genre of music: Rockish sort of music
Favourite photographer: Dave McKean
Favourite style of art: Dave Mckean
MP3 player of choice: If I could, I'd have a giant Ipod touch
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson, Bugs Bunny, Zapp Brannigan, Fry
Personal Quote: If I'm gonna bitch about someone, I may as well say it to their face

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Malahicha Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for adding me. =)=)=)
EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  New member Professional Traditional Artist
dear Char, thanks a lot for your kind words and the fav <3
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries.
Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: Thank you ! Have a nice weekend :blowkiss:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You too!
Sparkle-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:. :) :heart:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries!
kleanthis Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
SerenityWireDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the favs!
I'm glad you liked my pendants:)
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