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Hope: Pandora's Box - collab by dark-spider Hope: Pandora's Box - collab :icondark-spider:dark-spider 1,748 121 Till death do us part by dark-spider Till death do us part :icondark-spider:dark-spider 5,617 372 Amethyst by dark-spider Amethyst :icondark-spider:dark-spider 10,534 745 Moonlight Cry by dark-spider
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Moonlight Cry :icondark-spider:dark-spider 2,917 205
Queen of Shame by dark-spider Queen of Shame :icondark-spider:dark-spider 4,150 250 Ex Machina by dark-spider Ex Machina :icondark-spider:dark-spider 12,880 962 The Forest of the Whispers by dark-spider The Forest of the Whispers :icondark-spider:dark-spider 2,638 180 At the threshold of oblivion by dark-spider At the threshold of oblivion :icondark-spider:dark-spider 5,212 372 Scarlet Trees by dark-spider
Mature content
Scarlet Trees :icondark-spider:dark-spider 1,550 113
Agustina by dark-spider Agustina :icondark-spider:dark-spider 5,246 347 The sound of her wings by dark-spider The sound of her wings :icondark-spider:dark-spider 3,752 306 Imagina Malaga 2009 by dark-spider Imagina Malaga 2009 :icondark-spider:dark-spider 681 70 The Witching Hour by dark-spider The Witching Hour :icondark-spider:dark-spider 12,422 933 Field of the Scarecrow by dark-spider Field of the Scarecrow :icondark-spider:dark-spider 3,626 183 The Wolf's Sword by dark-spider The Wolf's Sword :icondark-spider:dark-spider 3,216 245 Ice Maiden by dark-spider Ice Maiden :icondark-spider:dark-spider 6,827 501

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A Clarification on Matte Painting
In light of some recent events, I thought I would take it upon myself to try and clarify some issues that some people seem to be having regarding the art of "matte painting."  
First off, let me explain what matte painting is. It is primarily used in film production when a scene calls for background or a set that is either impossible or too expensive to film. It's been around for over 100 years, and in the digital age entails using photographs as a part of the painting process to create scenery and backgrounds.
Ever seen Lord of the Rings? Even seen any of the Star Wars films? What about Avatar? Watched a television show in the last 5 years? Hell, have you seen a romantic comedy anytime recently? Then chances are you've seen a matte painting in action. In fact, 90% of the movies you see today, whether you realize it or not, employ some form of matte painting, or what's called "set extension," to provide the illusion of something that isn't there, replace elements in a scene w
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Deep Diver - by Randis by randis Deep Diver - by Randis :iconrandis:randis 6,781 500
dAmn Couples: Love is in the Air
I've compiled quite a collection of couples on DA, so now it's time to share it with the world. Let's start off with something traditional.
Tender/loving couples:
cute couple by iburhani Kissing passionately by iburhani Love by theancientofdays :thumb129633768: Kootie monster by falt-photo Trade - Coffee Break by Chenria No. 33 by Lime-Street :thumb108029934: :thumb107773758: Forbidden by temiel :thumb84598049: :thumb65457455: Lestat and Gabriel by Elvitionara Shon in the snow by Ahlia77 poppy and aden at the beach by never-been-kissed Replacing reality by Buffix Summer wine by Buffix Family by juliedillon Forever by michellemonique :thumb134450942: Look up please by silkyfuzz He bites by silkyfuzz Nightmare Alley 15 by LongStock Hanna and Seb by LRJProductions From Your Arms by thillyLiv Spotlight by thillyLiv Carnet 4: Cache by shadowart-istLove in Contrast by Seraphlyn :thumb133764554: Rescued by temiel Flight by temiel C r a Z i L o V e by shidabeeda Studio Shoot 30 by LinzStock Angelic Lovers WIP 3 by AngelaSasser Warmth in the Cold by yuumei Sweet Punishment by Ecthelian his queen by nami64 Comm: Cliche is the Rose... by Nashya Such Great Heights by Trounced OP: Moonglow by persephohi :thum
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Gift for dark-spider by Kattvinge Gift for dark-spider :iconkattvinge:Kattvinge 18 3
Feature: elements
I have just finished my serie of drawings, dedicated to the elements. So I just want to share with you the beauties of water, air, fire, earth, sun, moon, shadow and ice.
water nymph by AvantFae Virgin Blossoms : Water Lily by rinaswan The Elements II - Water by siffert :thumb76934168: Water Goddess by nydwyngreendragon :thumb62227473:
:thumb60988397: :thumb124558009: -m.s Spirit Realm- by white-angel-ariah Regendans 02 by adamwolf ein paar wolken... by Schatten-Drache The 4 Elements - Wind by Varges :thumb87451021: ThE MaIdEn of ThE WIND by Anzel-X In the Wind by hnedoocko The Energy of the Wind by giorjoe the wind. by NazimMehmet :thumb32752781:
Evoking The Flame by Afina79 Phoenix by Lunar-Alienism :thumb125866193: Sacred Fire by Farothiel Spiritus Ignis by stalkinghyena nothing_07 by SpiralDanceStudio :thumb30573088: :thumb123512882: Phoenix of Flames by ShadowDragon22 The Maiden by UnholyVault The 4 Elements - Fire by Varges :thumb46530147: Healing Fire by shadowgirl :thumb16486133: Fire by CuorEmani :thumb70893741: :thumb69061855:
Rest and be thankful by FlippinPhil The Feeling of Quiescence by KmyeChan Mountain's heart by Menestria Earth elemental by Etherick :thumb
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Cicuta by acidlullaby Cicuta :iconacidlullaby:acidlullaby 5,338 290
Digital Art !
Hi all ! I am back with last article of this month .This article will be about digital art .

Aerial Tanker by noah-kh The Storyteller by dark-spider
valentine_final by chrisnfy85 Hope water and heart stop by akizhao  Forest by Andead
Assassin's Creed Fanart by kerembeyit Big city life by maronski Into the Unknown by kerembeyit
The Sky opens by ANTIFAN-REAL Follow the path by AndreeWallin The canyon city by phoenix-feng
HADES - VALIANT by tigaer EPICA by tigaer Lost World - Temple of Nature by Suirebit
The Workshop by Raphael-Lacoste Workshot Alley... by Raphael-Lacoste The Colony by aksu
Troll Hunter by kerembeyit Antecedent Terminus by alexiuss :thumb101304108:
Dark Kastle by Raphael-Lacoste Hex by MichaelO First Lesson by kerembeyit
Charon by nJoo Captain Jack Sparrow by JPRart Ave mari by Fish-KA
El columpio by ElenaDudina The Wise Villa or Vasilisa the by Fish-KA Untitled - commission by ani-r
Dragon by senyphine Waterfall Castle matte art by fstarno :thumb74261466:
Chronoscape- thundersnow chapter cover by alexiuss Gabriel by alexiuss Zabor by SnowSkadi
:thumb93219195: Tree Of Lava by janaschi :thumb83281940:
:thumb74261466: Xisle 01 by torei Snow scene 02 by noahkh
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Swords, Sorcery, and Sylvan Faces IV
This is a collection for all of our fantasy lovers, showing some of the best fantasy art DeviantArt has to offer. There are plenty of Traditional, Digital, and even a few  photographic pieces to capture the interest of any fantasy lover, with a broad selection of warriors, creatures, and fey to spark your imagination with wonder. It's a long list,  but my hopes are to ensure that there is something for everyone, and plenty of love to go around for the many of these pieces with less than 100, or even less than 50 :+fav:s.  Seriously, some of the most amazing stuff on this list is some of the most under-appreciated. Battles, beauties, and beasts abound, so take some time to kick back and enjoy, and  if you see something you like, let the artist know!
If you're a fantasy artist who'd like to see your work in a future collection, or if you know a really under-appreciated fantasy artist who you think deserves to be on a list  like this, just
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The Monthly Digital Art Feature - Volume 6
The Monthly Digital Art Feature -- Volume 6
March 2009
Once every month I search FAR and WIDE to find the most interesting, unique, and just plan amazing digital art submitted during the past month!! So cross your fingers and toes because you could just be featured in my next Monthly Digital Art Feature!!
If you are featured or like this article please be nice and :+fav: this article and if you have a sub you can also add one of my stamps to your journal! The more people who hear about this feature the more exposure YOU get!

See something you like alot! Why not suggest it as a Daily Deviation?!
REMEMBER: Before you suggest a DD please make sure the artist hasn't received a DD within the last 3 months.
TO SUGGEST: Simply send a note to the correct catagory GM with the thumb/link to the deviation and why you thin
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Cinnamoncandy's Sunday Feature #36
Every Sunday I feature my favorite art that I’ve found through my watch list and by browsing through dA.  My choices for this week are:
:thumb113440732: Secrets of nature.. II by closer-to-heaven Pin Up Girl by ChrissieCool Kaishi by snowmask Snow walk by Cambion-Art Ruby by HIMstress666 sweet dreams by JenaDellaGrottaglia :thumb113125650: :thumb113158688: :thumb113226723: Venus in Silks by silvergrey Watercolor Dark Knight by KidNotorious Las hojas secas by ElenaDudina musical night by ezzofox paris - temple of time by haq cold water_9 by MotyPest CREEP by peggymintun :thumb113747001: Chocolatopia by norbi :thumb113306860: The Naked Lie by Marinshe unique by czochanska Poison of Beauty. by nadhrah94 Whisper by DusterAmaranth city at night by weremoon Meme La Nuit Est Seule by emilieleger The Final Victory by KittyD Eternally by Shinobinaku Death takes a hike by JJohnsonArtworks Out of Shape by Verusca Nest Altered Tin by quidditchmom In 100 Years... by Iardacil
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: :thumb108462580: Sandal Tree by D-e-v-i :thumb94088296: Buttons by mpedziwiatr Septem by eyedesign Gypsophila paniculata by Heremod Anima: Fire fairy by Wen-M :thumb106207108: :thumb104952102: :thumb100147815: among the shades by Atreja Snow by littlemewhatever poetry of a day by JoannaRzeznikowska Frenchi Underbust by Obsidian-Lace Beautiful Pink by MistRaven Strawberry's Chocolate by windingkira :thumb69486102: Valentine's Red by Orbilis .20 by PascalPixel Run by thebottom :thumb51866370: :thumb82766701: Gluttony by am-cravioto :thumb96800301: :thumb96789299: Cotton Candy by one-tough-one Eye Candy by LiNoR Simply Candy by FuchsiaG In a champagne flute... by rockgem Cyber Ether Fae-Purple by LadyDagger Spider Demond Queen by LadyDagger :thumb109355394: Violet and Green by azieser The Valentine's Fairy by pixievamp :thumb109271607: First Snow by rocamiadesign The enchanted woods of Heviz by DimensionSeven Cold Jewels by Callu Scent of Roses by vinegar Evening Dreams by Sandy515 :thumb100148032: plume by dimgray The seat next to me by ahmadhafiz Magic Island by ferrohanc Storm VI by ferrohanc Bring me the Horizon by mcr-raven Purple hair - Bipasha Basu by mstrueblue Christina Aguilera Purple by cherryblood Candy by eleven24 Behind the Glass 2 by Franiuk :thumb101
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The Best of 2009
The Best of 2009

The year just began seven days ago!! But, let's kick the 2009 features off RIGHT NOW! By taking a look at some of the VERY BEST art from various categories submitted to DA since the year has begun! These are the Best of 2009!!

If you are featured or like this article PLEASE be nice and :+fav: this article and if you have a sub you can also add one of my stamps to your journal if you want!
:bulletpink:2009 CALENDARS:bulletpink:
Have you still not gotten a 2009 calendar yet? Here are a few GREAT 2009 calendars that are for sale in the DA shop! Want to see more 2009 calendars? Click Here!
(Not all of these were submitted in 2009 but I thought it would be nice to feature some!)
2009 Smoothie Calendar
By: mnoo

This is a GREAT calendar for anyone
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This gallery is not going to be updated anymore. You can check for new works and contact me on


Cris Ortega
Current Residence: Spain
Favourite genre of music: celtic-gothic, rock and pop
Favourite style of art: Anime and fantasy
Personal Quote: If I'm the only one who's gonna live my life, I will choose how I want to live it.


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KatherineScaletta Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I wrote you an email, Cris. Thanks for your reply.
carliwis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Qué lindo. Amé tus dibujos. Llegué a tu trabajo gracias a la portada de "donde los arboles cantan" de Laura Gallego. :)
Mother-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Delightful Gallery.
DEGOLLATOR Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Trish670 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 3, 2015
May i use your art work and add your Dark-Spider ©Cris Ortega 
I would not make any changes other that add text to them xx 

Trish B 
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