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The Senior Photo Album
Welcome to the Senior Photo Album. Our goal each issue is to expose you to new, incredible artists and art. In between each section of news in this issue of The Senior 'Stache, you'll get to see 3 pages of the Senior Photo Album as we highlight some amazing artists on deviantART. In this issue, ALL of the featured deviants responded to our requests for interview, and in this jam-packed feature article we'll bring you some of their thoughts as well as our favorite pictures from their galleries!
The Senior Photo Album would like your ideas! Please send us your suggestions, deviations, and theme ideas so we can make them part of a future feature article. Send a note to `cypher-neo with the Subject "Senior Photo Album Suggestion". All notes will be responded to.
*Helen-Stifler describes herself as a spontaneous artist who gets inspiration from lots of sources, including "films, music, drawings, sometimes even in the nature." She has a "considerable quantity of ideas that I can't sometimes remember all of them." Her path towards art is a continuous adventure for her since she says: "inspiration comes to me unexpectedly as though in a spark in my head suddenly lights up!"
*Helen-Stifler's favorite deviation is the first image on the top row. Why? She doesn't know. She just likes it all: the color, the composition, her hair... and the burning butterfly!
*Helen-Stifler's last words of advice to everyone? "Never refuse to be creative only because someone has written the negative comment on your work. Try to correct the defects and to be improved... Don't be sensitive to criticism."
$fourteenthstar's Celebrating Deviousness - June 2011
`lost-angle's Make Your Social Resume Work for you
`Lilyas' Copyright and the reason why we are here
`phoenixleo's HTML5 App Muro Animates Super Stick-Figure Videos
`AshleyxBrooke's -- Photographers Wanted! --
^JCROXAS' 29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE
`isoldel's Multi-Ethnic Doll Month? Proposal
`kkart's Ego vs. Learning in photography
`conzpiracy's Lighting in Photo Manipulation, Shadow Tutorial!
`Mistress-Jaeden's For Stu (animal rights)
`JunkbyJen's You Can Be Saved / 6/8/11 Psalm 53
`raine-angel's Happy World Oceans Day 2011
^Thiefoworld's Mmm... deliciously useless
`SeanDietrich's 10,000 mile U.S. Tour and New Kids Book!
`TimTownsend's Jim Shooter: The inking rant ~ Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief
`wynnesome's June Events at the (photography) studio!
`synconi and ~moth-owl have posted a recent update on their 1000 deviants, 1000 cranes Project. You can now enter five entries of one crane each, so go make more and boost your chances of winning some prizes too!
`briannacherrygarcia has a sketchbook sale to help their finance.
`Damaged927's Manga/Anime Repeating Contest JUNE 2011 ~ Ends June 29th
`zeiva's X-note Art Contest ~ Ends June 30th
#color-me-club's May 'Hair' Coloring Contest ~ Ends July 1st
`LadyLincoln's The Spectacular Cheap Thrills Romance Contest ~ Ends July 1st
`PainInTheAssimilated's Get Your Pokemanz On Contest 2 ~ Ends July 22nd
`MzzAzn's Pokehoodie Contest ~ Ends July 31st
`Rogue-Of-The-Night's Collaborative Red Contest ~ Ends December 12th
`TouchedVenus' SD Contest 15: Angelic and Holy Contest ~ Ends January 13th
`EmberRoseArt's Manipulate This Winners
`meikahidenori's Vespa Contest Winners
`PurpelBlur's Thiefoworld's An Absurd Interview with Naked Ell Wry
*Topicality's dARenaissance: *Loonaki
`Gwendolyn12's Manga/Anime Beauty #3 - *hachiyuki
Please remember to suggest your favorite deviations for the Senior Photo Album to feature. It's as easy as sending a note to `cypher-neo with your suggestions!
Our second featured deviant is =Lord-Kevinz! His gallery represents many wonderful galleries here on dA including Horror & Macabre, Classic Portraits, Glamour, and many others!
During his interview, =Lord-Kevinz described himself as a "creative artist" and his art as "emotive thought, not really any definition of art, just thoughts in his head that he lets the pictures speak." He gets his inspiration "from surfing the internet and from movies." He believes that there's lots of inspiration to be tapped into everyday.
His favorite deviation is . i'll never see you again featured in the top row of his pictures. "It's unique from what other artists did on deviantART, and I'm kinda proud of the blood work."
Last thoughts from =Lord-Kevinz? "I believe that everyone has the skill to improve their work. My suggestions is to continue working on your art. Be different; it doesn't matter if you don't have a good camera to take a picture, if you're still created something new."
Artisan Crafts: `MyntKat's Craft Feature 82 - Firefly/Serenity
Customization: Aeirmid's #Color-Our-Dreams - Photomanipulations with flair!
- `Memnalar's Playwright Albee Defends 'Gay Writer' Remarks
- `LadyLincoln's The Ladies of Lit: Volume XI
- Fashion Photography, what is it?
- Fashion Photography, ABCs A-D
- Fashion Photography, ABCs E-H
- Fashion Photography, ABCs I-L
- Fashion Photography, The Models
- Fashion Photography, Young Photog
`Mishelangello's Candy Rain
#ProjectPorkchop's Vol24, Vol25, Vol26, Vol27
#Unique-Equines' UotU Vol09, UotU Vol10
`photofairy's Liquid Spring Spotlight & Woman's World in Black and White
`ginkgografix's dA Related Daily Deviations - May 2011
*Topicality's Topical Feature 4: Divas and Hungry Kittens & They Need Some Lovin'
`stuck-in-suburbia's Weekly Stamp Feature - The 35th Instalment & Weekly Stamp Feature - The 36th Instalment
`Rogue-Of-The-Night's Featured Deviations - June 2nd
`phoenixleo's The F Word # 8
`petrova's Fairy tale feature
`FarDareisMai's From my watchlist
`oh-my-goat's Weekly Feature
`Sophquest's Start of Summer ~ Features!
!bitchinblack's Friday Fotomanip Features #53: May 28th - June 3rd
Do you know a good artist who deserves more credit on dA? Suggest them to `cypher-neo to be featured in an upcoming article of the Senior Photo Album. Send a note to `cypher-neo with the Subject "Senior Photo Album Suggestion". All notes will be responded to.
The third deviant featured and interviewed in our issue is ~RaBBiTKa!
Describing her gallery as a whole ~RaBBiTKa says it is "very, very colorful. I always try to combine different hues of colors and simply experiment with them. Many times it happens that there's cuteness involved too..."
Her favorite picture is the first picture in the top row of her pictures. "Detail" is unique among waterdrop pictures because the interaction between the focus and depth of field is stunning.
Get to know your camera, it will help you reach better effects. With knowing your camera, you'll also know how to set the proper settings without being obliged to put it on the auto mode. Play around with Photoshop a bit and spice up your photos!
`vacuumslayer's birth to her son two weeks ago.
`Artgerm's Imaginary Friends Studio for collaborating with world renowned magazine Heavy Metal in which you can pre-order the issue here.
`cooley for being interviewed in I Came, I dAmned, I Founded.
`Gashu-Monsata for having a fanart of theirs sent to Insomniac Games in a company email.
^rydi1689 for passing her exams! Wish her luck for the last two in July!
`destroyinc is looking for some thoughts and ideas for affordable products in aid of expanding his BigCartel store!
`IanStruckhoff is looking for an Inker.
`Rubycored is looking for an artist to commission.
Give support, luck and well wishes to `meago who has started her pre-surgery treatment on a full surgery of her facial bones.
`UnicornReality is looking for some more support in terms of funding a charity involved in people with mobility issues/brain injuries.
`Gashu-Monsata will only have £14 a week to live off of in University and is trying to save up some money beforehand! Support, order a commission and help if you can!
To those that are now one year older...`gorjuss, `vevrca, `Leopreston, !TheSprunk, `SigurdHosenfeld, `nokari, `MzzAzn, `robert, `lazybutt, `Pyritie, `FractalEyes, `flashmind
...and to those yet to be: Happy Birthday!
`isoldel, `gucken, `wolfsax
To end this article we would like to get you giggly with some quotes from dAmnIT!, deviantART's center for finding funny quotes reported and said by people in dAmn +chat. If you have any favourites yourself, please don't hesitate to send a note to *Topicality with the Subject "Lulz for Senior 'Stache".
<Lyesmith> sine-out: But... when would a man lactate?this chat quote
<Lyesmith> I can't believe I just typed that.
<SnapShotDicer> RUN RUN RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN >8Uthis chat quote
<SnapShotDicer> YOU CAN'T CATCH ME >8U
<SnapShotDicer> I'M MEXICAN >8UUUUUU
06:16:01 PM <SUNSHINE1309> i need new iconsthis chat quote
06:16:09 PM <SteveO526> SUNSHINE1309: Here, you can have this one.
09:44:30 PM <i-haet-mushrooms> I should start roleplaying as Godzilla.this chat quote
09:44:35 PM <XMDMxIBZxDarkcideX> lol
09:44:39 PM <XMDMxIBZxDarkcideX> That'd be hilarious
09:44:43 PM <XMDMxIBZxDarkcideX> i-haet-mushrooms: Just don't eat me >.>
09:44:59 PM <i-haet-mushrooms> You can ride me.
09:45:01 PM <i-haet-mushrooms> ...
09:45:15 PM <XMDMxIBZxDarkcideX> Yea
09:45:17 PM <XMDMxIBZxDarkcideX> Moving right along.
04:01:48 AM <spartan2447> And it's 4am in New York City, this is "DA at Late Night" and I'm your host Spartan2447. I'm gonna put on some smooth jazz for those of you out there and I'll be taking calls about your problems *puts on music and sits back with coffee*this chat quote
04:01:55 AM <spartan2447> Hello Caller, what's your problem?
04:02:01 AM <Topicality> I HAZ A LLAMA
04:02:08 AM <Topicality> WHAT DU I DOZ WITHS IT?
04:02:30 AM <Topicality> IT HAS A CAPE AND IS WHIET AND HAS RED EYES!!!11
04:02:47 AM <Topicality> spartan2447: WHAT DU I DUS?
04:03:16 AM <spartan2447> Topicality: You take it and you shove it up your arse *sips coffee* Next caller
04:03:38 AM * Topicality takes llama and shoves it up ~your's arse
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~ Written with the help of ^3wyl, `cypher-neo, `Endorell-Taelos, `petrova, `Miss-It-Girl, ^Aeirmid, ^Thiefoworld, *Topicality.
Past 'Staches: May 1st, May 15th, May 29th