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I'm falling behind my suggestions lately, yes AGAIN. This also goes to the people I owe IDs from the giveaway I held a few weeks ago; sorry for the delay!

I'm currently about to finish I big project (outside DA) and I need to do it this week, so I'm focusing all my energy to that, and between that and other stuff offline, I don't have much time to do anything around here. Sorry for the lack of Digitally Delicious articles as well!
The thing is that right after this project I already have another one in line so the most probable thing is that I'll continue to check suggestions and do articles and all that rather slowly for yet some time.

Remember that I ALWAYS check all my suggestions, so if you've sent me one and more than 2 weeks have passed and I haven't checked it yet, is not that it got lost or I ignored it, I'll eventually check it. Also, I hope to finish the IDs I owe this week... next week tops! They're finished now! Thanks for your patience!

Doin' it better than right

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 8:54 PM


:iconwreckling: said I started it, but of course I didn't! :noes: I dunno what he's talking about. Anyway, yeah.

So, following Trevor's example and to don't make this journal completely useless, here's the song I've been obsessed with for the last few days.



If Sandra gets to win Eesti Laul 2014, she'll automatically become my top favourite to win Eurovision this year :3
How beautiful is the estonian language?

Hi everyone!

IDs Giveaway

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:07 AM
So! Here are the results! First, here is a list of all participants, listed in the order they commented on the journal:


And here are the numbers generated with the help of random.org:



Therefore, the lucky winners are:

5 dathie  | 39 Astralseed | 3 Justyne | 36 GohanLuvVidel



Congrats! :clap:
You'll be contacted via note soon!



Original journal:



Ever wanted an ID like these?

Davidimir2 by ThiefoworldHeidi by ThiefoworldJane-beata by ThiefoworldAmdhuscias by Thiefoworld
Operia by ThiefoworldWintersread by ThiefoworldTana-jo by ThiefoworldSavagebinn by Thiefoworld

I know! You've wanted one for a million years! Well, now is your opportunity!

The generous phoenixleo was generous enough to pre-pay for 4 of these and now is time to give them away! How is this going to work?



Comment on this journal to enter. Is that simple! No need to fav the journal, no need to be watching me.

(Though, that is also appreciated, I'm not saying is forbidden or anything :eyes:)





  • The catch? You'll need to share with me an awesome deviation, could be from somebody else or one of your own. Include a link or a thumbnail (search for a code in the right part of the deviation page that looks something like this: :thumb4331169142:, you need a PM to be able to add thumbnails to comments though)
  • Just one comment per person, just one deviation per comment. Only comments that include a thumbnail or link will be considered.
  • Comments will be open until Wednesday at 10:00 pm PST, because that's the hour I go to bed Meow :3
  • Using an online Random Generator, I'll select 4 lucky participants who will win one ID each. Winners will be announced sometime between thursday and friday.
  • In addition to that, the pieces that catch my eye will be featured on next week's edition of Digitally Delicious!


Shyree2 by ThiefoworldRiemea by ThiefoworldAlexrashid by ThiefoworldHachirota by Thiefoworld
Arichy by ThiefoworldThegalleryofeve by ThiefoworldEindraa by ThiefoworldFluffylink by Thiefoworld


So, in a nutshell: comment in this journal including an awesome deviation, of your own or somebody else's, and get the chance to win an ID, for your or somebody else. You have until wednesday!

Good luck!



(BTW, commission requests for these will be open soon! ... well, not TOO soon, but... soon Bucktooth)


Did you know?


That I am not the only volunteer who takes suggestions for general Digital Art? That's right! Recently (as in, just yesterday =P) etherealbeast started taking suggestions for the category again!

High five etherealbeast!

If you want to suggest to etherealbeast you can check his guidelines here (mine are always on my profile conveniently placed on the top left)


Want more options?


But that's not all! If you check FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen? all the way down to the bottom, you'll see there are also other admins who take suggestions for either Digital Art or all areas, so you have a good group of people you can send your suggestions to!

:iconetherealbeast: :iconthiefoworld: :iconkozispoon: :iconekud: :iconikue: :iconthunderstatement: :iconfourteenthstar: :iconmoonbeam13:

So now you know! Happy suggesting!


P.S. Oh! And btw we're still looking for people to join the Digital Art team! (and other open spots) check the current openings and the instructions to apply!

Why is this a DD?

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 4:21 PM
For a looong, long time these kind of comments used to bother me. Comments like "I don't get why this is a DD", "This shouldn't be a DD" or "I've seen far better works that deserve to be DDs more than this", etc. They always made me want to strangle the person saying it.



However my appreciation for these kind of comments has changed over the years and I've grown to even kinda like them :lol: I almost see them as compliments in disguise now. You see...

As we all know, what is art is different for everyone and as human beings, we're bound to disagree constantly about what we consider art. And that's ok. The same art is not for everyone. Some might appreciate certain pieces while others will hate them and others simply won't understand them. And that's ok. I see them as a reminder that we are different and we all see things differently.

I also believe art should cause a reaction on the viewer, be positive or negative, otherwise is something boring that is just there. So if a piece of art makes you feel something, remind you of something or make you react in some way, from that very moment, it already achieved it's purpose, even if the reaction was of disgust, hate or incomprehension. Maybe that was the artist's intention from the very beginning!

So as you can see, comments like "This is so beautiful" or "Wow, this is so incredible!" are a good sign the art in question is good because it caused a reaction on the viewer... the same as "This is disgusting". They're both sides of the same coin. The fact someone comments "I don't get why this is a DD"  is a reaction caused by the art featured and it was strong enough to make the person invest some energy and take the time to type a comment and then click "Submit comment". So, if you are the featured artist and you receive this kind of comments, don't feel bad! Congrats! Your creation is indeed a piece of art that caused a reaction on someone.



Looking back at my own selections from the past [almost] year and a half, sometimes I wonder if I'm not playing on the safe side of the field and are always selecting pieces I know in advance the community will like, because they're pretty, so is obvious most people will like them. Not saying this is a bad thing, but as a Community Volunteer  I want to represent my community as a whole through my selections, in this case, Digital Art, which is huuuuge and insanely diverse, so my selections should be equally diverse, and that includes featuring artworks from various skill levels, techniques, themes and genres... and that also includes once in a while featuring deviations not all people will appreciate.

It will be a personal purpose for 2014 to strive to select more pieces that will cause more varied reactions on the community. Pieces that will make you think, make you take a second look, spark some conversation and that will make you wonder, precisely; "Why is this a DD?".



Have you ever wondered why I almost never include a description on my selections? Well, there are various reasons for that, I might explain all of them in another journal, but this is part of the reason; if you can't see immediatly why I featured the piece, I want you to take a second look and try to understand it by your own. Sometimes you'll take a closer look and you'll see why, sometimes you still won't get it. But if you can't see it by yourself, it's highly unlikely a small blurb from me on the DD description will make you change your mind. You're of course, free to note me if this happens and I will happily try to explain my reasons, but is something I won't do on the deviation itself.

So, while I'll still be featuring impressive artworks because of the incredible execution and skill level of the artist, and it will be obvious why I featured them, I'll try to feature less obvious pieces more often. This doesn't mean I'll feature deviations of below-average quality or of questionable legitimacy, etc. It's neither a matter of featuring controversial pieces just for the sake of provoking drama. It's a matter of trying to reflect the wide variety of submissions to the Digital Art gallery, which at times, not everybody will appreciate the same way.

And guess what? Part of this will only be possible with your help! I want you to try to be diverse in your suggestions. You're more than encouraged to send suggestions for pieces you believe are not like what you see featured everyday. I smile everytime I see a suggestion for a deviation that is different :)  Remember we have a big bunch of sub-categories in Digital Art, such as Political, Pop-Art, Psychedelic, just to mention a few, which I think could be better represented in the DDs if we work together. Lately I'm taking more time to browse art on my own, but your suggestions are always highly appreciated. So I'll be waiting for your suggestions! Don't be shy!



How many times have you seen phrases like these; (or written them yourself!) "Hi! I love your art! How do you do it?", "Hi! Can you give me some advice on how I can improve my art?" etc. The problem with questions like "How can I improve my art?" is that they're so vague, so open to interpretation, there is not a simple way to answer them. And then, when the equally vague response of "Practice!" comes in, it ends up is not what you wanted to hear. But then again, the problem is that if you don't want a vague response, you shouldn't ask a vague question.

We as artists are always trying to improve, and while I know we want to improve in general, we need to first identify the key areas we need to improve and be willing to tackle those areas, once at a time.

So with this in mind, think a little about it, and then answer these questions: What do you want to learn, what would like to improve about your art? What specific areas would you like to see more resources, tutorials, walkthroughs, etc. of?

Please be as specific as you can, don't be afraid to be too specific, for example, maybe you're having a hard time creating realistic leather belts and accessories, or maybe when you're trying to draw a glass of wine, it ends looking weird, you would like to know how to draw liquids. Got it? Instead of saying "I would like to improve my anatomy", which is still vague, say "I would like to learn how to draw muscular arms for women, because the superheroines I draw always end up looking weird and bulky" - yes! be that specific!


In the next weeks I'll recollect the most mentioned topics and try to find resources, tutorials, etc. as well as great artists willing to explain how they do these things, so we can all get educated about these specific topics. Sounds like a good plan? Share your comments below!

Happy birthday!

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 9:37 AM
To me! :iconyeyplz: (and RhynWilliams)

Thanks for all your birthday messages! I promise to get back to every single one of them and thank you personally :hug:


Still not feeling well.


I'm sick :c I've been sick all week since last week and I'm already sick of being sick! Anyway, I want to apologize if you have noticed my activity has decreased lately, now you know why. My notes are piling up once again, sorry! I'll get back to you as soon as I feel better.


Love you guys! Zapatos!


My New Year resolutions

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 9:16 AM
Is the season when everybody is making their resolutions, so I decided to write mine down as well. I decided to set myself goals I consider are realistic and achieveable because I'm a serious guy with serious goals.

So here they are, my 10 resolutions for 2014:

1. Use more Adam Levine gifs in my journals. This is on top of my list because I have my priorities well defined.


2. I want to learn things. Preferably things I don't know already.


3. Exercise. My butt. So I can see my butt in the mirror and say "I have a cute butt"


4. Give honor to my cow.


5. Get more amazed, by things.


6. Teach my mom how to use Tumblr.


7. Finalize my conversion to lesbianism, before is too late.


8. Learn a new language.


9. Be a happy person.


10. And finally, have no regrets!


So there you have it.


Happy new year everybody!

Goodbye 2013...

Fri Dec 27, 2013, 3:00 PM by Thiefoworld:iconthiefoworld:
People who know me always say I'm this cheerful guy with always a positive attitude and... I try to be! It is true that I always try to focus on the positive and see the bright side of things. However I'm also human and like everybody else, I do have my down moments, and there are times when, I'm not gonna lie! it is difficult to see the good among so many shit.

To say it bluntly, 2013 was not the best year for me, I lost my dad in april and there were no less than two moments when I felt I was losing my moms as well, since then.  If that wasn't enough, it was also a difficult year in many other ways, there was some economical struggle in the middle, we ended with a huge debt with the hospital, a debt that surpassed by far what I was able to pay. I had to make some sacrifices; cancel my going to Comic Con and Illustrator's Deathmatch, not having money to process my visa and not making the improvements to my house I had planned for this year. We also still have some legal issues to resolve regarding my dad's properties. Not having my dad around changed a lot of things, and as you know, change is not always that easy to accept.

But even then, I still try to look at the bright side of things and while it can be difficult at times like this, I need to accept there were also some good things this year. For example, even with the struggle we went through to pay the hospital and my dad's funeral, we managed to clear the debt a month early and I'm ending the year with a new car, and by new, I mean new, a 2014. I even got a PS4 as well. How did this happen? I'm not completely sure! haha.

A lot of the other issues are also slowly coming together and things are slowly getting back to normal. The fact I'm getting through this is largerly due my friends, family and people around me who are always demostrating me their support in new ways, and I couldn't be more grateful. I simply can't thank you enough,

People like Athos-of-Light and wreckling who are always, ALWAYS making me feel better, by simply saying hello or giving me a hug at skype, even if we don't talk as much as we would like, I really appreciate that. I seriously don't deserve you guys.

My friends from the so called real life, SaiyaGina, battleangel2012, kenshymidzu, Tenchiasamiya, SiliceB, akimaro, AleishaDreams, abraco, PavelVolkov, GaruryKai... I believe part of the reason why I'm still sane is because of you (oh the irony? haha!) Life would be boring without you, and I truly love you. Thanks for all the incredible support you've shown me always, specially this year. Love you guys!

My friends and comrades from communityrelations. Even though we're all scattered across the globe and I probably won't meet most of you, (and I don't even talk that much to some of you) I couldn't feel more honored to be part of a team full of so many awesome people, you're truly like a second family to me and I admire all of you. Special thanks of course, to Moonbeam13 for giving me the opportunity to be part of this team <3 Love you lots Danie!

And of course, many, MANY thanks to jimmyelshaman for being there beside me at all times, for pushing me, comforting me, hugging me, judging me, when I needed it. You are truly the best partner I could ever ask for, and I love you for everything you are, thanks for everything! <3

So yes, 2013 is not a year I ever want to live again and I'm so ready for it to be over... but at the end I guess it was one of those parts of life we all need to experience at some point, something I needed to go through, so at least I'm grateful I wasn't alone during it and I'm still not alone.

Here's for 2014 to be a better year for all of us! :ahoy:

Tis the season to be fatty~

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 8:00 AM

I've waited to use this gif for a loooong time :B

I know an army of journals like this is coming to your devwatch, so sorry to join the bandwagon... but I couldn't allow myself not to :iconjuap:

Anyway, yeah, I'll keep it short, Happy Holidays!

Tis the season to share the love. Even if is gay love.


To talk to our distant relatives who we never see all year. Fun!


Receive presents, and dance like stupids about it.


And most importantly, stuff ourselves like turkeys!



Happy Holidays everywone! :hug:
:rudolph:

Skin by CypherVisor

Sketchmatch Hourly Challenge winners!

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 9:14 AM
Thanks to all participants from this month's Hourly Challenge! Without any further delay, here are the winners of each challenge:

#1 What would be the perfect christmas present for you? - Make It Rain by stuck-in-suburbia by stuck-in-suburbia
#2 Draw your favourite card! - by dathie
#3 Invent your own superhero - by My-Middle-Name
#4 If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy? - by magicwingsforever
#5 Draw yourself in your favourite fandom's universe - Sketchmatch-'Sailor Me'-Dec2013-Challenge 5 by Animecolourful by Animecolourful
#6 - Draw a christmas tree - Not any on-time entries :c
#7 - Draw your favourite Disney villain - by Akiocha
#8 - Draw Santa doing the most fun activity you can think of. - by Ginryuzaki
#9 - Draw a fruit with personality - Apple With a Side Serving of Sass by Akiocha by Akiocha
#10 - Wear the most ridiculous hat you can think of. - by ColoredTalesStudios
#11 - Draw a road sign to identify yourself - by Akiocha
#12 - Draw Fella celebrating christmas - by ReversedClock


Congrats to all winners! Please allow a few days to receive your prizes, the delivery might take a while due the holiday season, your patience is greatly appreciated!

Also! If you want to donate your prize please let me know ASAP.

Event is over!

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 12:00 PM
Thanks for all participants! Entries will be reviewed now, and winners will be announced soon! I also apologize with the confusion of Challenge #7, which appeared an hour late. It won't happen again! =P

Your patience is appreciated, thanks!

Challenge #12

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 10:00 AM
What is this about? click here


Draw Fella! deviantArt's mascot, celebrating christmas, hanukkah or the holiday you celebrate this season!(if you don't celebrate anything, then just draw Fella having some winter-y fun!)





    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: You missed the event? Keep an eye on my journal, as well as Digitalists and communityrelations to know when the next one will be!

    Read the complete rules here


Challenge #11

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 8:00 AM
What is this about? click here


If there was a road sign to indicate you're nearby, how would it look like? How would you identify yourself with a symbol?





    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: More than an hour has already passed? Can't participate in this challenge? Don't worry! There will be a new one in another 2 hours! So check this space later!

    Read the complete rules here


Challenge #10

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 6:00 AM
What is this about? click here


Wear the most ridiculous hat you can think of. Like a hat made of little puppies for example.





    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: More than an hour has already passed? Can't participate in this challenge? Don't worry! There will be a new one in another 2 hours! So check this space later!

    Read the complete rules here


Challenge #9

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 4:00 AM
What is this about? click here


Draw a fruit, any fruit, the catch is that you need to give it personality!





    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: More than an hour has already passed? Can't participate in this challenge? Don't worry! There will be a new one in another 2 hours! So check this space later!

    Read the complete rules here


Challenge #8

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 2:00 AM
What is this about? click here


Draw Santa! Making the most fun activity you can think of.


Santa came in like a Wrecking Ball! by David-Lacasse




    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: More than an hour has already passed? Can't participate in this challenge? Don't worry! There will be a new one in another 2 hours! So check this space later!

    Read the complete rules here


Challenge #7

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 1:00 AM
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Draw your favourite Disney Villain!


Miss Kika As Disney Villains by Blush-Art  Disney Villain paintBBS log by Disney-Funker Disney Villains - Hades by Lcslayer




    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: More than an hour has already passed? Can't participate in this challenge? Don't worry! There will be a new one in another 2 hours! So check this space later!

    Read the complete rules here


Challenge #6

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 10:00 PM
What is this about? click here


Draw a christmas tree, and decorate it as originally as you can!





    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: More than an hour has already passed? Can't participate in this challenge? Don't worry! There will be a new one in another 2 hours! So check this space later!

    Read the complete rules here


Challenge #5

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 8:00 PM
What is this about? click here


Draw yourself in the universe of your favourite fandom. For example, if you're a Pokémon Fan, draw yourself as a Pokémon Trainer. If you're LOTR fan, you could draw yourself as a citizen of Rohan, or Gondor, or an Orc! Etc.





    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: More than an hour has already passed? Can't participate in this challenge? Don't worry! There will be a new one in another 2 hours! So check this space later!

    Read the complete rules here