The Daily Deviation is a daily feature chosen from the galleries here on DeviantART as a way to showcase images which are considered to be impressive or interesting enough to be brought to the attention of the community at large.
Here at British Pencil & Paint we are lucky to have so many of our members achieve this often coveted accolade and below are a selection of the images chosen.
Colourful Acrylic Fluid Painting by Mark-Chadwick when i'm old and wise by markstewart Kali by JaniceDuke Sands of Time - Draw-Along by pbird12 Please Just Go by Rockinfroggi Heat Of Battle - Finished. by roomania Jason Bourne by RTyson Boreas Encore by somersetholmes laced up by thorn64 The Lion King by vipinraphel Summer..oil on linen by xxaihxx
Such a great selection of deviations to inspire us and aspire to :icondeviantsplz:
... Or, what have I been up to? And an art feature
Firstly, I'm rather challenged when it comes to CSS, journal skins, etc. and I couldn't change the colour of the text (I tried). Thanks to eerilyfair for the skin. Here's an image of mine to brighten things up a bit (before we hit all that text).
At the beginning of last year, I became very burnt out, mainly through the stresses of my job and I was at an all-time low. After a few weeks, my GP prescribed antidepressants, which I'm still taking. I'm fairly relaxed now, but these meds have blocked my ability to create my pencil art. I had two modest commissions last year, one I've abandoned (the unicorn drawing) and the other is a fantasy portrait of a child ... which I've stupidly agreed to finally complete this month (following fobbing off the child's daddy throughout most of last year).
I suffered writer's block following the personally horrific events of 2006; but I didn't mind that as I still had my art. To now not be able to do my art is a big deal and, try as I might, I find it difficult to give a fig when I'm trying to draw (thanks to the meds). I'm not ready to come off the meds quite yet, so it will be excrutiatingly painful to finish that portrait this month!
I began making dolls last year to ensure I wasn't totally vegetating while in front of the TV. I did post some of these to my main facebook page, (yes, I've been neglecting my art page on facebook also). Hopefully, the links below will work to share with you what these dolls are like ... I made loads, and I did lots of vegetating in front of the box too (in between working).
I don't want people to worry, I am quite content (regardless of the depression!). I go to concerts out of town regularly, and I promise, I will get back into making my art before too long (once I'm ready to come off the meds).
And now for some eye-candy from my favs:-