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This is my Kingdom by MisterTryster This is my Kingdom :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 2 0 Oh by MisterTryster Oh :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 3 1 Bathed in Neon Light by burningmonk Bathed in Neon Light :iconburningmonk:burningmonk 395 14 Black by burningmonk Black :iconburningmonk:burningmonk 89 4 Stories about people by Last-Valentine Stories about people :iconlast-valentine:Last-Valentine 15 3 Heel! by InnocentPrime Heel! :iconinnocentprime:InnocentPrime 321 8
Art Feature - Shadows
So much time since the last feature!
Today I got back doing features - and the theme is "Shadows"!
You suggested me so many artworks, thanks everyone!
It was lovely to see the different interpretations of this word.
Let's start!
tread lightly by tinselswanSin by wlopBittensweet by FealasyHer nightmare by WinterleighThe Hunter by ArtOfRivanaDaily SpeedPaint #4 by TheAxaelThe Entity by SentientLineWeek 23: Weeping Angel by Starfire-ProductionsGods of Planet 9 by lazy-brushLong Time No See by Davide-Bondi
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Artists Spotlight No.15 SPECIAL
Hello, lovely people! So glad to have you stop by! Welcome to our weekly artist feature at devfeatures.
To celebrate us hitting 200 members this week I'd like to shine the spotlight to some of our most active members who have regularly been suggesting art for our features and have been selflessly promoting others. It is time for us to promote them. :love: With lots of love and gratitude I am proud to present to you this week's artists: LualaDy, UszatyArbuz, LauraMegara and MegapixelMasterpiece.
Luala is an incredibly kind and tender soul who cares deeply for art and nature and whose passion for photography and traditional art can be seen reflected not only in her own rich gallery but also in the numerous features that she does. She is also one of the masterminds behind :iconourdreamswillcome: - a versatile and welcoming group where members' art is regularly showcased and celebrated.
You can commission cruelty-free art by Luala - 
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Suggested by Our Members June
Hello :iconmegapixelmasterpiece: here for OurDreamsWillCome 
Welcome to another suggested by our members feature where we take a look at
all of the cool stuff that our members have been sharing and suggesting with
us over the last month. As always a big thank you to everyone who suggested pieces
we always appreciate it very much.

Don’t forget there is still a little time left to add a submission for the 
June prompt Summertime, it can be anything you can imagine as long as
it relates to the summertime. 
 ALL MEDIA as long as it follows the theme
(traditional, digital, literature, crafts, etc)
 old or new art
(preferably not too old)
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Familiar Woods by ullakko Familiar Woods :iconullakko:ullakko 524 14 Lillian by SongFlye Lillian :iconsongflye:SongFlye 7 5 Ddraig 2 by chris5565 Ddraig 2 :iconchris5565:chris5565 8 1 Sailor Mars' reawakening by Sailor-Crystal-Moon Sailor Mars' reawakening :iconsailor-crystal-moon:Sailor-Crystal-Moon 3 0 Soft Pastel by freedom130590 Soft Pastel :iconfreedom130590:freedom130590 3 2 alien by maryasen alien :iconmaryasen:maryasen 28 0 Saturday Sun by tritn Saturday Sun :icontritn:tritn 124 5
Promoting other people's awesome art is a very important thing, so please, if you have some time, check my favourites ^^ They're awesome!

Promoting Friends

Soft Pastel by freedom130590 Soft Pastel :iconfreedom130590:freedom130590 3 2 Centaurette beauty by silent-entropy Centaurette beauty :iconsilent-entropy:silent-entropy 18 5 Lillian by SongFlye Lillian :iconsongflye:SongFlye 7 5 Sailor Mars' reawakening by Sailor-Crystal-Moon Sailor Mars' reawakening :iconsailor-crystal-moon:Sailor-Crystal-Moon 3 0 Ddraig 2 by chris5565 Ddraig 2 :iconchris5565:chris5565 8 1 alien by maryasen alien :iconmaryasen:maryasen 28 0 Summer drink YCH I by UszatyArbuz Summer drink YCH I :iconuszatyarbuz:UszatyArbuz 42 31 Before The Storm by MarieStars Before The Storm :iconmariestars:MarieStars 104 31 Another morning.. by TalimeAkasi Another morning.. :icontalimeakasi:TalimeAkasi 44 8
Eyes wide shut
She pours them over her skin
Absorbing each syllable
Real…. Slow…
Letting each one drip from her tongue
Reciting poetry in the dark
Moaning in silence
:iconpoetoflore:poetOflore 4 2
Inktober Day 20: Deep by AlbinoNightmare Inktober Day 20: Deep :iconalbinonightmare:AlbinoNightmare 39 4 Jarra de agua by AdrianeCasini Jarra de agua :iconadrianecasini:AdrianeCasini 37 14 Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse - Western Australia by Harmony1965 Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse - Western Australia :iconharmony1965:Harmony1965 31 10 PrideDoggo by Marina2622 PrideDoggo :iconmarina2622:Marina2622 20 1 Fantasy Lovelight Human Headshot by Zinzebar Fantasy Lovelight Human Headshot :iconzinzebar:Zinzebar 7 5 Olette fur lydia by fireytika Olette fur lydia :iconfireytika:fireytika 125 16
This is a collection of art from all the awesome people I get to meet here on DA: friends, watchers, or simply someone nice ^^

Gifts, Art Trade and Collabs

Finally summer! by MisterTryster Finally summer! :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 13 10 Sun kissed by MisterTryster Sun kissed :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 11 5 Sand needles by MisterTryster Sand needles :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 11 4 Overall Princess by MisterTryster Overall Princess :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 8 0 I got your back by MisterTryster I got your back :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 9 9 Witchy Nap by MisterTryster Witchy Nap :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 20 8 Blue skies by MisterTryster Blue skies :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 9 2 Spring leaves by MisterTryster Spring leaves :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 13 2 Vegan Burger (recipe in the description) by MisterTryster Vegan Burger (recipe in the description) :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 17 6 Turquoise skirt by MisterTryster Turquoise skirt :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 4 4 Turquoise skirt 2 by MisterTryster Turquoise skirt 2 :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 4 3 With the Light by MegapixelMasterpiece With the Light :iconmegapixelmasterpiece:MegapixelMasterpiece 21 3 Entangled with Shadows by MegapixelMasterpiece Entangled with Shadows :iconmegapixelmasterpiece:MegapixelMasterpiece 16 2 Veggie plate by MisterTryster Veggie plate :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 9 10 Anybody in there? by MisterTryster Anybody in there? :iconmistertryster:MisterTryster 12 5
Veggie plate recipe

What you'll need:
- husked buckwheat
- 2 Courgettes
- about 60g of soy protein Schnetzel or something similar ( bought at Veggie World in Paris)
- about 60g of Roquette
- 12 cocktail tomatoes
- 1/3 of a cucumber
- half of a pepper
- BBQ sauce
For the salad sauce:
- 3 table spoons of vegetable oil (usually mix olive oil and sunflower oil so it's not too bitter while staying flavorful)
- 1 table spoon of vinegar (cider, rice...) or half a green lime
- 1 tea spoon of nutritionnal yeast (optional)
- 1 tea spoon of french mustard (can add more but then reduce the vinegar accordingly)
- salt
Put some boiling water in a pan and add the soy protein. Let cook for 10 minutes, stir occasionnaly.
Put the buckwheat to cook.
Meanwhile cut the courgettes in big slices. Put a good amount of oil in a frying pan (few mm of oil) and add the slices. Be sure they are not overlapping (you will probably have to do it in mu
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Here is some art from the awesome people I got to work with ^^


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Journal History


Luala Dy
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Hi there ! Nice to meet you ! (I don't bite)

Lualady Sitting Icon By Thenaughtyfish by LualaDy

I'm a self taught artist who specialises in storybook illustrations.
I like creating colourful fantasy and fairy tale pieces.
My tools are:
- watercolour
- markers
- coloured pencils
- gouache
- ink

Sweet To Love Earth 04 by walaoeeee

I am proudly announcing that my art is
Cruelty Free Slogan by walaoeeee
As for roughly 1 year now, none of my art supplies contain animal products such as ox gall, gellatin or honey.
I am offering 100% vegan love art!!!

Don't make art with blood!!!
Go Vegan Slogan by walaoeeee

And ... I could go on and talk about myself for ages but that would make me feel rather lonely, so hey why don't you say something and I'll reply <3

Commission Info | Patreon | Wishlist

Commission Info [Reopened]examples and prices
These all range from headshots to full bodies. Just be aware that squeezing a full body into an A5 isn't that easy.
Patreons have a 10% discount: Patreon
I'm not taking scene commissions till November 2018.
I am both preparing a convention and a 2 month long collaborative contest.
I will only draw portraits, and simple posed characters.
Coloured pencils
A5: 15€
A4: 25€

Sketch + a touch of colour
A5: 20€
A4: 30€

Tiny portraits
Pencil drawing on a marker background
ACEO: 10€

My Patreon is Live
Patreon is a site where you can support your favourite artists by becoming a patron.
You pledge a monthly subscription and get cool rewards in return. It's a great way to help artists and to get exclusive content at the same time!
You can either pledge symbolic amounts or go crazy 
Mio (Laughing) [V2] 
MY Rewards
Tier 1
Discount on commissions and original art
Tier 2
Access to all my ressources (colouring pages and watercolour textures)
Suggest themes for future illustrations
More prints
A surprise
Wanna know more?
Little Red Arrow - Right Visit my Patreon Page 
WishlistHi guys, remember a while ago I talked to you about wishlists? Here's mine.
I tried not to put to many things in it, there sure could be more.
But yeah, some people might like to check this when they wish to thank me, whatever the nature of the gift. I know it makes them happy to send gifts for christmass or my birthday, so yeah ^^"
And of course, any other type of gift is always apreciated!
Easy and free
Visit my gallery
Yuph, that's it, just take a look. ^^
Minimal commitment and free
Join my groups
OurDreamsWillCome : accepting all art, monthly features and themes
CollaborativeMinds : collaboration between writers and illustrators, regular challenges, annual contest
Dec/Jan Collaborative Challenge
Uncharted-Deviants : a cosy place for undiscovered arists, monthly theme
As nice as favourites are, there's nothing like a good human to human interaction tr


Here are the groups I help manage. You are all warmly invited to join, so don't be scared to submit and chat, I'll always be nice and reply rather quickly!
Promoting other people's art is really important to me! This is why I do regular feature journals, I suggest art in forum posts and request a lot to my groups. I also offer inspiration with monthly themes and challenge. So, what are you waiting for? Come and joing us!!!


Unlikely Trio by Amarantheans

I also like to model! I'm living in Paris, but I love travelling!
I like to know my photographer well, as a person and as an artist ^^


LualaDy has started a donation pool!
1,426 / 22
22 is a good number don't you think ? =D
Yes, you guessed it, 22 IS my lucky number.

What do I use my points for?

- donations: mainly to support other artists, contests and groups
- prizes: I do run myself a few groups and we hold pretty interesting challenges ^^
- core: mainly for better features, poll features and thumb sharing for you guys <3

- I've succesfully extended my core using the christmass sale =D
- Thanks to your donnations and raffle prizes, I could make a friend happy with the buy 1 get 1 free core sale! <3
- I have now a custom skin for my feature journals
- I've donated 500pts for The Awareness of the Arts
- Making more core gifts to friends with the buy 1 get 1 free core sale! (23/12/2017)
- Donated 120 pts for the creativity prize at the Aquachallenge at watercolorists
- Donated 750 pts to the Awareness of the Arts 2018: Prize gathering time

Now that I sent the points for the Awareness of the Arts, I'm gonna take time to gather some more, and I'll be looking for new contests to support once the contest is over.

Top donnors:


All the awesome donnors:


Heart Balloon by MissLadyMinx

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Welcome to my World Feature n111

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 20, 2018, 2:11 AM

Art Trade Lualady By Thenaughtyfish-da4khrr by LualaDy

Bow Divider Purple by Sukiie
Welcome to my (not so)weekly feature! Here is the menu!
Star Bullet F2U (Smaller) by MomentaryUnicorn A feature of 6 of my watchers
Featuring watchers from oldest to newest. Empty galleries do not get featured.
I won't feature pieces which aren't on point with credits, offensive content and non-English literature (everybody should be able to read)
Star Bullet F2U (Smaller) by MomentaryUnicorn A feature for any gift I recieve or collab I complete
Star Bullet F2U (Smaller) by MomentaryUnicorn Bonus Round: featuring winners of contests and challenges I support and favourites from my personal collection.
So let's get started !

Watchers Feature

>> Listen <<

Just... read the lyrics... so epic....


Another morning.. by TalimeAkasi

Inktober Day 20: Deep by AlbinoNightmareJarra de agua by AdrianeCasini
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse - Western Australia by Harmony1965PrideDoggo by Marina2622

Yet to be featured watchers count: 111 (like the number of this journal lol)

Special Deviants


Because I'm so slow, Marcela did the job for me and coloured the mermaid I was supposed to colour!
She's such a good friend!
Konata Pat 

Mermaid's Lullaby by TokyoMoonlight

Bonus Round

From  my  collection
Sketches and WIPs

Lovecraftuary 2018 - 16 - Nyarlathotep by Aiko04Paper Foxox: Chere by booublik
Far-east-sketch-01 by Joinerra

Skin by UszatyArbuz
Luala icon by TheNaughtyFish
Background texture by LualaDy
Star bullet by MomentaryUnicorn

To boob or not to boob? It's been a while I haven't drawn/painted any artistic nudes =O 



Good morning friends, today I'd like to share with you our whole process from desire to finished picture ^^

First thing, if it's for my crafts, I pick the outfit.
Then, we try to find a general location.
Once there we walk around, and I try to find specific locations. Like, at Dunkerque we ended up with:
the sea - the sand with some vegetation - the wall with the sky
Ocean Dance by LualaDy It looks like I'm enjoying the Sun a bit too much by LualaDy High nap by LualaDy
3 totally different backgrounds!!!!

Once I decide upon a spot,  MisterTryster starts taking test shoots for the manual settings and then he shows me the result.
Depending on how it looks like, I decide to change the angle, or  move a little bit, to get the best looking background. Well, at least I try ^^

Then I start posing and Mister takes the pictures. If it's for my crafts, I'll direct him specific poses I need, usually: 1 full body in portrait format, 1 close-up in landscape and 1 back full body in landscape. If not, I'll just pose however I feel and let Mister do his thing.
From time to time he'll come back to me and show me the results. Once again I'll try to direct him with adjustments I feel will improve the pictures. For example: we didn't realise at first, but only the pictures where I was facing up were useable with the direct sunlight at the beach!

When the shoot is over, we come back home and I edit the pictures in lightroom ^^ It takes a while and I still don't know what I'm doing hehehe.
This is also a great time to view the pictures full size and spot the mistakes. We analyze them and try to avoid them in the next photos.
The more we practice, the better we get both! And I need to direct him less and less ^^

Creating photos was something I always loved when I was younger! I would go full crazy with special effects on my phone selfies, and I was feeling like I was doing ART hahaha! But then I kinda gave up because I had a shitty pocket camera and noone to take the photos for me. But then crazy MegapixelMasterpiece gave us a camera and now, honestly, we have no excuse. And I'm really happy that Mister likes doing it and is eager to learn, so we can share an artistic activity together, which is awesome!!!
So yes, I'd encourage anyone who has a slight interest in it to just do it. However, I would honestly not recommend it if you don't have a real camera =( yeah, I'm sorry, I know there is the speach that you don't need expensive stuff to do art. But not having a real camera (I'm not saying expensive!!!) is just so frustrating and you'll just end up fighting with your equipement instead of enjoying the process.

So... hmm yeah, these are my thoughts. Now, prepare your eyes, I'm gonna force you to view my magnificent photos from my teens, that somehow survived here on DA =D
Pocahontas by LualaDy Feet by LualaDy In the dark by LualaDy Luala : sleeping by LualaDy
much art, oh lala!
Hi guys!!!
Seems like I'm not doing much. Well, I haven't been doing much lately, that's true, but now I am.
As when I posted wips and studies on DA, the reactions were almost inexistent, all of these have migrated to Patreon. I got a pretty busy feed out there.
I'm currently studying an artist called Jean-Louis Morelle with a book I recently bought. Here's a scan from that book:
Nu courbe original by LualaDy
Pretty good huh???? I really love the style!!!!

I also started working on my Awareness of the Arts. Ugh, only 2 weeks left. I hate deadlines.
I know we're friday, but I wanna share a throwback

A stroll in the Forest by LualaDy
Pieces like this one, I used to hate them so much, because I knew it wasn't good, but I didn't know why. It's the colouring and... something I couldn't eve imagine back then, the colours. I was so sad because I kept imagining awesome masterpieces but couldn't achieve the desired look.

Now, I know I am better, though I still have the same problem.
I couldn't look at this piece for years. Now, that I found it after totally forgetting about its exitence I can be more forgiving with my past self. I can also see the improvement in my current pieces and muster some courage for the future!

Now I kinda like this piece. After leaving aside all the bad things I've forgiven myself for I can see the cuteness of the scene. A scene with two characters, and a male one, something I don't usually draw. And orange tones, for me who's sunken deep into the blue =D
Now I'm happy the younger me attempted this, for me to see today and smile ^^

Have any old pieces you used to hate but find cute now???? Show me!!!
Record by LualaDy
Is this for real????

It's a


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Harmony1965 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks heaps for the fave :)

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse - Western Australia by Harmony1965 x
poetOflore Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Professional Writer
Thank you!
Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly for adding some of my MerMay drawings to your favourites. It's very much appreciated! :happybounce: 
Raanana Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
Thank you very much for the lama!:D (Big Grin) 
LeoMitchell Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Llama! :)
Fritz-again Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  New Deviant
Thanks for the llama! :D
R-R-Eco Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the +fav
flowerpowerstock Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
:Heart Thank You: for the Favourites  
NoraMarquez Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for :+fav: on:
The Eye by NoraMarquez  
teamoth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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