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Journal Entry: Thu Dec 18, 2014, 7:21 AM

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Hello my friends,

I have no words to thank you the amazing response to the request to make TheFavouriteShowcase a Super Group again.
Our donation box is almost full and, without a doubt, in the next year we will continue to have our activities which depend to have a subscription, like our Monthly Theme, where we need to use the Poll Widget.

To those who have contributed here thefoundersfavourite.deviantar… goes my deepest appreciation.
As promised you'll get your recognition before Xmas, as a thank you for making this group a better place.

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disdaindespair :icondisdaindespair:

Meks Inthavong, Female, United States, Birthday 23rd February 

My name is Meks.
I'm a borderline psychopath and a major closet-geek-space-cadet. Self taught and self driven artist.

Residence: California

Interests: Astronomy, quantum physics, art, music, the list goes on..

Favorite artists: Bob Ross, Da Vinci, Sheila Wolk, MC Escher, Caravaggio, Stephen Gammell, just to name a few. Huge, hugeee hard-on for chiaroscuro-style artwork in all media.

Style of art: Traditional media and handmade

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Confessions of ObsessionsI have not submitted a new journal entry since June-- I'm just really horrible about keeping my monthly journal habit because it's obviously not a habit. Though most times I don't think anyone is reading anyway so it is always the absolute last thing I think about when I log in to dA and it's usually me saying, "Fuck it-- do it later." Then all of the sudden, it's months later.
I don't really have anything new or exciting in my life ever happening-- I'm pretty much a hermit with loud thoughts. Most of them are kept to myself-- I can assure you that it's best for everyone. Though it's 12:00 midnight and I did something really dumb and took a 6 hour nap after work today. Hm... I'm not sure I'll even be sleeping tonight considering I have to get up for work at 5:00 am. I'm just going to post a few of my thoughts on art and what it means to me, then I'll be on my merry way before revisiting my journal again a few months later.
I used to think it was crazy that so many people do not have ho

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Group Info

We choose our members and take requests to join! Not everyone is accepted automatically in this group!

Hello :wave:

This is a quick note to let you know that I have become the Founder of the groups Soulcollectors and Global-Photos.
On the next days I'll be organizing these two groups but the submissions will be open as usual.

These 2 two groups are now geminated to TheFavouriteShowcase and the 3 will work together.

:iconthefavouriteshowcase: TheFavouriteShowcase accepts all art, except literature.

:iconglobal-photos: Global-Photos accepts all photography and photomanipulation.

:iconsoulcollectors: Soulcollectors accepts all drawings and paintings (traditional and digital art).

All deviants are welcome to join these groups and submit their art, neither of the 3 groups are elitist, we really like your artistic vision and effort at trying to be the best.

Stay tuned for the upcoming contests and challenges:

TheFavouriteShowcase opens the next challenge on the 1st November with the theme WILD ANIMALS (all media) - more info here thefavouriteshowcase.deviantar…

Elsa, Egil21
Founded 3 Years ago
Aug 5, 2011


Group Focus
Art Creation

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Our Group Rules

Everyone is very welcome to become a member of our group, but before you submit any work please read our rules!

:bulletgreen: Your works must meet the quality standards of our group, please submit only your best artworks!!! Look through our gallery to see what we normally accept.

To Submit works:

:bulletgreen:As for now, we only accept Drawings and Paintings (Traditional and Digital Art).

:bulletgreen:We are now geminated with:

TheFavouriteShowcase, which accepts all media, except literature;
Global-Photos, which accepts photography and photomanipulation.

If you used to submit photography, photomanipulation or other categories on traditional art you are most welcome to join either or both groups.

:iconthefavouriteshowcase: :iconglobal-photos:

:bulletgreen: We accept 1 SUBMISSIONS per day on each folder

:bulletgreen: Please only submit your finished works.
:bulletgreen: Please submit only your own works.
:bulletgreen: If you want to suggest someone else's work you can do so to our :star: Favourites.
:bulletgreen: Please submit your Artwork to the CORRECT FOLDER.

On :iconsoulcollectors: We DO NOT accept the following:

:bulletred: Other digital art than drawings and paintings
:bulletred: Unfinished work - WIPs
:bulletred: Quick sketches and poor quality (poor scan)
:bulletred: Manga and Anime
:bulletred: Resources & Stock
3D Models
Application Resources
Designs & Patterns
Fractal Resources
Line-art & Character Templates
Literature Templates
Stock Images
Vector Resources
Video Resources & Tutorials
:bulletred: Extremely lettering and dominant watermark
:bulletred: Violence, Hate and Racism
:bulletred: Images involving Cruelty
:bulletred: Pornography
:bulletred: Literature





Accepted Medium: All visual media

Accepted works: old or new, 1 per week

Submission period: 1st December - 20th December

1st place - 130 Points
2nd place - 80 Points
3rd place - 50 Points
4th place - 25 Points

All info: thefavouriteshowcase.deviantar…

:bulletgreen: Any donations to this group are very welcome

here :iconthefavouritecontests::iconthefavouritecontest2: (click on the stamp)



Theme: "LIGHTS"


Accepted works: new, 2 on each category

Submission period: 15th November - 30th December

Prizes (on each category):
1st place - 150 Points
2nd place - 100 Points
more prizes may be added

All info and rules: Global-Photos Contest LIGHTs * OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS:groups: :iconglobal-photos: :groups:
:wave: Hello to all members of Global-Photos
I thought it would be fun to have a contest. I really like contests! :D
Even if you don't win, it's nice to participate - you can show your work to others!

So, what is my idea for this contest?

To run a contest in 2 categories, Photography and Photomanipulation, with the theme "LIGHTs".

What do I want to see?

Anything related to light: it can be a candle, a fireplace, a rainbow, a strange glow, sun rays, xmas lights, dim light or bright light (but, please photographers, don't photograph the sun!: you'll ruin your camera, your eyes and ours!).

Some examples of beautiful lights:



:bulletgreen: Any donations to this group are very welcome

here :iconatlasmyworld: (click on the icon)




Accepted Medium: TRADITIONAL ART (Drawings and Paintings) and DIGITAL ART (Drawings and Paintings)

Accepted works: new, 2 on each category

Submission period: 26th November 2014 - 30th January 2015

:bulletred: The prizes* are:

Prizes (on each category)
1st place - 500 Points +85 points from donations
2nd place - 250 Points +85 points from donations
:new: 3rd place - 180 :points: from donations
*more prizes may be added

All info and rules: CONTEST PORTRAITS - drawings and paintings *OPEN :icongroupsplz::iconsoulcollectors: 
Hello to all Soul Collectors :wave: 
I'm sponsoring a contest with the theme "Portraits" at the group Soulcollectors.
What do I want to see? Good art, amazing portraits, all kind of traditional or digital portraits. 

But what are portraits?

"Portraits are works of art that record the likenesses of humans or animals that are alive or have been alive."

"Portrait is a likeness of a person, especially of the face, as a painting or a drawing."

- So, can you submit fantasy, an imaginary face?


- So, can you submit a drawing of a body in which we can not see the head?


- And can you submit a full body drawing?

:bulletgreen: Any donations to this group are very welcome

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JUMBOLA Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers for accepting my art.
Altergatto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for add my work :)
MyleneC Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student
thank you very much :)
PoAnna Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great thanks for the request! Heart 
Supach Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for requesting  "Playing on the beach" :heart: :)
digitallusion Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure why you declined my submission but I do appreciate being a member of the group.   For that reason, I will just have to create a better piece that will not be declined.......yes? :) 
digitallusion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the response.  I understand completely.
slight-art-obsession Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014   Digital Artist
If you're no longer accepting manipulations, I'll be leaving the group - will this change in the future or is this a permanent change?
Egil21 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
It's a permanent change.
As referred, TheFavouriteShowcase  and the Global-Photos accept manipulations, you are very welcome to join us there :) Sorry for any inconvenience.
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