I am always amazed at the talent found on DeviantArt. The brushstrokes, a correctly placed pixel, the click of a camera at the right moment, the correct light, cartoon irony, serenity and humor. It’s all in my feed thanks, in no small part, to the talented artists and photographers that make up my watch-list.

The Clerks are Hoth Cold

The Clerks are Hoth Cold

It is December, and as such, I thought it would be completely relevant to include something from the planet Hoth. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, December means cold temperatures, and sometimes, when I think cold, I think of Hoth.

While searching, I came across this gem, titled “Hoth cold” and drawn by Hexjohn, from Clerks: The Animated Series, specifically based upon the episode where our heroes get locked in the freezer. As an aside, I enjoyed Clerks: The Animated Series, but it was short lived, in part because it didn’t belong as a Saturday morning cartoon. It really belong on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, which didn’t launch until the year after Clerks: The Animated Series was cancelled.
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The Tale of Three Trees” by¬†08–n7R6-7984 is an animated GIF for his game Journey to Hammerdale. I haven’t played the game, not sure if I ever will, put these trees captivated me for some reason. I’m not entirely sure why, but I do enjoy pixelated graphics. I’m not a purest, by any stretch when it comes to video games, I have enjoyed watching the graphics develop from humble squares to polygons and now to almost lifelike figures, but I still hold pixelated graphics in high regard and these three trees are something else.

The Mountain Temple

The Mountain Temple

In the description of “The Mountain Temple” artist SAMLIM simply put “….serenity.” And how can you argue? This looks to be a picture taken out of a J.R.R. Tolkien or Terry Brooks novel. Is it Rivendell? Paranor? It could be anywhere. The fog receding below and the mountains behind, the dark clouds overhead and the solitary figure in the middle. Yes, this is serenity in visual form, that I cannot argue. What really strikes me the most, is the hues of blue throughout the piece and the light emanating from the center, off in the distance behind the lone figure. Simply put, the serenity in this picture is breathtaking.

Bench lit by Street light

Bench lit by Street light

Solitude, noir, waiting, all are three words that can easily describe “Street #4” by yellowmarsh. The one comment on this post says, “Perfect lighting, great angle! Definitely the eye of an artist.” I can’t argue or say it any better, because it is perfect lighting and it is a great angle. And for a photo to have perfect lighting and a great angle you definitely need “the eye of an artist.” Simply brilliant.

Four completely different pieces, all unique in scope and style. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, DeviantArt‘s users have a lot of talent, you just have to look for it. And you really don’t have to look all that hard.