Hello, friends! Happy Easter! I've been away from DA for a while, and have, as such, not done much in the way of features for months and months. Not for the better part of a year, in fact. So, I thought it was time to get onto that, and do some Easter features, along with a few little announcements about some very talented artists and authors here on DA.
So, without further ado, let's start with the artwork.
In the spirit of the season, I bring you this very traditional and beautifully crafted watercolour by Vasylissa.
Be sure to check out the artist's profile if you like this work!
Next, in the spirit of all the candy we're going to be eating today, here is a fantastic spectral design by AshenSpectre which is currently on auction, so if you're interested, don't miss out on bidding!
The artist will have this one up for bids until April 3, so don't miss your chance if you want it!
And now, onto a less Eastery theme, with this beautifully crafted, and somewhat haunting, picture by cidaq.
The design, and the ink and watercolour scheme, really captures something unique, in my opinion.
Now, one of my all-time favourite interpretations of Lewis Carroll's Alice by jasminetoad:
I love how Alice is worked in with the style of Monet's waterlilies. The colours are so rich and the styles really blend well together.
Noxfae has an artistic style that I really love, and one of my favourite pieces from Noxfae's collection is Maiden Mother Crone, which embodies the phases of the moon and the stages of life.
Tuntalm has a truly unique artistic style, and while this is not one of their most unusual pieces, it is one that I keep coming back to. It brings a fresh look to the traditional sort of dragon/human picture. It also happens to be based on an original work by DA member Mythiril, so be sure to check it out when you're done looking at the artwork!
This photo is very reminiscent of The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse, which is one of my favourite paintings, and is brought to you by LiliyaNazarova
only1second is a skilled photographer when it comes to capturing, not only landscapes, but the aura and the atmosphere of the environment. So, I bring to you this fantastic piece, I Must be Dreaming, by only1second:
If you know much about ballet, then you might be familiar with the story of Coppelia, where a young man falls in love with a mysterious woman on a balcony. When he breaks into her house under her father's nose to declare his love, it turns out that she is just an automaton, and her 'father' is a would-be alchemist who is intent on stealing the young man's life force to bring the doll to life. Actually, it's not nearly as creepy as it sounds, and is quite a family-friendly ballet, on par with The Nutcracker. The original story, by E.T.A. Hoffmann, is not so family friendly, and this steampunk rendition of Coppelius and his creation is much more reminiscent of Hoffmann's tale than the ballet, in my opinion.
Thanks to GrimildeMalatesta for this wonderful work!
Now, on a lighter topic, something that never fails to make me smile:
Now, this one was going to be in my Halloween features … but then I didn't do Halloween features. So, I'll just put this fantastic work down now! Thank you to Eternity9
This is an old favourite. So adorable! It could be on a card! Thank you SuperferretIX
This one depicts poisondragon88 and me as our D&D characters from an online, Pokemon themed game, and is just wonderful! Thank you to poisondragon88 for doing such a nice thing!
Just before we move onto the literature segment, I want to showcase this gorgeous work by Gwillieth:
Gwillieth's work is so otherworldly and elegant, and always presented so beautifully, that I just couldn't resist putting it in here.
That's part 1 of the features. Part 2 should be ready soon, so stay posted!