Thanks to my friends' support in making 'The Mad Artist' project become a reality, I got a business partner and we have started collecting art from all over the world, through our friends and more.
We are thus very glad to say that we want YOUR art too, a collection of beautiful works from the Deviantart community to be featured on our TMA platform (due to launch on 1st February). If you are interested to be part of this artistic innovative project, join us and submit your art in our Deviantart group: TMA-NewTalents!
Feel free to invite your artist friends as well!
I hate myself for saying this, but when I feel like chilling in the morning, doing nothing, I open my Facebook and scroll down my news feed. The nice thing about my news feed is that, since a news feed depends on the previous posts you liked and such, I keep seeing either inspiring/writing quotes or beautiful artworks. I'm especially a fan of Word Porn and berlin-artparasites.
If you've been following this blog for a while, despite my recent irregularity, you know that I'm also as much of a writer as a reader, and also that I'm as much of a visual artist (especially seen on my instagram) as a viewer and appreciator of art.
So, I was doing my usual online routine when an idea occurred to me. And 'The Mad Artist' Project was born.
What is that 'crazy' project?
Nothing has been done yet, because I would like some opinions from a little of everywhere before I do begin it; but in theory, 'The Mad Artist' is going to be a start-up Facebook platform for starting or established artists (digital, traditional, photographers, you name it) to get to promote their best art on a weekly/monthly basis. If I do get to go along with the project, I will start it as a Facebook page first, then expand to a website and Instagram and more maybe.
Why this project?
You see, I am sometimes an artist too, but often, my student life gets in the way and I just stop. Moreover, every time I feel like making my brand, I tend to falter and shift to another style, thus I'm way too inconsistent in art to have a signature style and build my own 'empire'. However, I'm consistently looking out for artsy things, especially during my Facebook time, since I do have creative friends and I do like a lot of such pages, and I really appreciate art, and sometimes I just wish I could help those consistent and dedicated artists in a way.
Besides, I think that being an independent artist (my targeted audience for the project for the time being) requires not only to make art but also to promote it... and the project is going to take care of that second job, at least, I hope it's going to give more exposure and encourage mingles among the different artists I know.
It will basically be a platform for uniting my favourite arts and at the same time for more exposure for busy creative artists.
If you are confused, here's a prototype of how a post on the page would look like: a photo/the art and a caption by me (because I do love to write and I did enjoy doing the Picture it & Write challenges long before on this blog, which has the same concept):
""She might as well have been a porcelain doll. She was played with, but she could not play with."
Art by DaphYin Art."
A short and matching quote or something, then the name of the artist, hyperlinked to his/her own artist's Facebook page most preferably, but if the artist does not have one, then I'll put the link of their website or deviantart or whatever platform they use just below the name.
Hey, but there are Facebook pages that already do things like that, right?
Yes, and they have been my inspiration for this project. Why I want to start a new one is mainly because most of those Facebook pages have already been established to the extent that it is hard for young new artists to make an appearance. In addition, I really enjoy those types of pages and making another one would, personally, only diversify my news feed further in terms of art.
But to make 'The Mad Artist' happen, I need your help.
Should I go for it or not? Please let me know in the comments, and if you are genuinely interested in participating in this project as an artist who wants to showcase their work on a new promotional Facebook platform... do mention it too! Let's try our luck, shall we?
Unfortunately, I'm not currently going to involve money in all of this, so no costs from my side or yours; for now, everything in the project is free. Free promotion, free service, free exposure; so if you are okay with showcasing your art in my project for free, then we are good to go!
If this project really does take place (and that will depend on YOU guys, no pressure! Stupid or cool idea?), I will most probably launch it on the 1st February.
I welcome every artist (including photographers) who want to send me one of their works to be published in February with a link to your Facebook page (most preferably, since we'll be on Facebook) or alternative.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your (best) art for evaluation or to inquire further details.
It's indeed a new year, so why not take a chance?
2. Can you describe the time when you first realized that creating was something you absolutely had to do?
3. What kind of creative patterns, routines or rituals do you have?
4. What's your favourite thing you've ever created?
5. What are you trying to communicate with your art?
6. Which creative medium would you love to pursue but haven't yet?
7. What's the best advice you ever had about how to be more creative?
- Listening to: 'Wait' by M83 ♥
- Reading: Game of Thrones!
- Watching: One Tree Hill!
- Playing: YouTube xD
- Eating: Macaroni
- Drinking: Water...
You can watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd_y-O…
Till next time
I think I still have to get used to it, since drawing an eye is very different from drawing a portrait so that's why I had to change the angle of the camera: I just can't draw while it's in front of me! And I have a small tripod. Anyway, I guess my videos will be better with practice
Till next time,
If I ever get the chance to do a successful time lapse video, I'll keep you all updated!
And by that I mean, really, really, addicted...
I feel that I'll have a lot of uploading to do... and maybe putting things much more in order on my profile
Until next time...
Yet, I'm back to the traditional art, drawing with pencils and paints... I'm taking art courses actually, just as a hobby, as something fun to do every Saturday morning And thus I think I will be able to update this Deviantart profile of mine from time to time!
That's all for now. I'll have to get used to this Deviantart thing back again.
This will take time as I also have other resposibilities, and I still don't own a tablet so... But I'll try to do my best to render the most beautiful paintings I've ever done in my entire life!
I'm also currently in the middle of my exams. But I'll do it anyway! I want that all my watchers and friends are given the best of drawings from me, so that no one will regret of watching this deviant page. You're all worth more than a plain black and white mouth or eyes. I want everyone to enjoy their visit here. I'll work hard. Might take months, but I'll do it, just like I did with my Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/user/14Daphnee…) or with my blogs...
See ya guys!
Exams that will change my life... uh? I hope so!
I'm going to sit at the Cambridge O-level exams for one month!!
Anyway just to tell you in case I can't find time to draw.
Have a nice weekend!
-We are often left alone for our uniqueness... -
How I fell in love with digital painting? This is thanks to makeup, because it's almost the same, just that makeup is done on real faces...
So before I had photoshop I decided to do some painting on Paint on one of my face charts and here was the result:
Very um... beginner like right? and in an unsuitable program... but then after I did that I was now sure of one thing:
I was ready to embrace Digital Painting and learn everything about it!
Therefore I downloaded Photoshop CS5.1...
- Drinking: Milk (it's breakfast)