I've done this for a year or two, so why not this year?
We've made it through another year, so it's time to look back at the fun times we've had this year, and look forward to a new spirit, for better or worse!
So here's the deal, I'll be featuring a number of friends' artwork which was my faves for 2012! If you're interested, comment and I'll see what I can find that were faves of mine from your roster. If you were MIA this year, please be mindful of that (I will mention that or be honest when featuring)!
Otherwise, let's have at it!
I've only just begun to watch the above deviant, but I do enjoy his wonderfully cartoony style! A lot of the pics are in the sketch style, but his recent tablet art looks like he's developing a digital talent as well. Hoping to see more of his art and his cute character Caroline next year!
It's very flattering to have a friend who's a big fan of my artwork, so her support has been nothing but a warm surprise each time she comments! Her artwork seems to be taking form as of late, cleaning up her linework by using digital art instead of gridline paper, so I'm hoping to see some improvement next year from her!
I am simply amazed at how many pics and trades this deviant is able to churn out, even daily! The loopy and cartoony style really is charming in just about all of his interpretations. I do enjoy the designs of his numerous OCs and really hope that these characters can be used in some comic style stories next year. The art talent is certainly there!
Aside from being a fantastic friend, Hay's one of those deviants that I have no problem commissioning at all when she's open. Balancing the right amount of cute, goofy and sinister in just about all of her works, her takes on my cast are always a pleasure to see! Nonetheless, throw in leaps and bounds of improvement in group pics, comics and even animation, and it's been a busy and successful year for this pro artist.
It's been a relatively quiet year for Mr Qwerty, but when he has shown up, I've been happy to see his loose and colorful style! His Laura's always been my fave, so it was nice to see a few pics of her, including the above update pic that showed how far he came since the early years. And yeah, he draws both Candy and Rosey fantastically, which is always a treat!
Bla, bla bla. If you've known me long enough, you know AM's a big influence, so we'll leave it at that! His and Hay's group pics were the inspiration for what I had been doing this year, and he still had time to make a lot of funny and colorful comics! His work on Stan & AMJ will always be my faves, but his new creation of Creepbury Close is a welcome new addition to his already impressive amount of characters. Just keep at it for 2013!
Seeing what he's done over the year, I'm encouraged to see an increase on the use of backgrounds, which bring out the traditional colors a bit better. I'll be looking forward to seeing if the arm anatomy can improve in the next year, here's hoping!
It's too bad she wasn't on as much this year, but there were a few nice surprises, shown above. I always did like the way she traditionally colors
While Mr. Kayoll may not have had a lot of pictures this year since he was pretty busy, he did make up for the quantity with some fantastic quality. The colors and shading work has always been his strong suit, and this year was no disappointment! Here's hoping his characters can be developed a bit further when he's less busy!
While most of this DA'er deviations are in the photo category, the drawn pics are usually enjoyable. His take on my cast has improved his character art skills, so I hope to see more people interacting with his car art in the future.
Javi's finished color pics have always been stunning, but the shading work really improved in 2012. Now the pics look all the more professional to go along with his fantastically flexible skills at adapting many different art styles. Here's hoping the color pics can continue in 2013 as well!
Either way, have a safe and happy New Year! Here's to 2013!