Art We Heart: LoveArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.:iconestunt: Some thoughts from Matt (mattdanna)With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the word "love" is in no short supply. Stores are trying to get you to buy everything from chocolates and jewelry to vacation getaways for that special someone in your life. As someone who's been notoriously single on Valentine's Day, the L word starts to sound like nails on chalkboard leading up to the days before February 14th. Nevertheless, I thought it would be neat to explore art depicting different types of love.In Greek culture, there are several different words for "love": philía, storgē, agápe, and éros. The Greek language distinguishes the different ways "love" is used. Philía is the type of love and affection you feel with friends and community.
Art We Heart: SpringArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.:iconthesmallwonder: Some thoughts from Katie (thesmallwonder)Spring has sprung and April showers have started raining down here at HQ.Winter rain makes me want to crawl back into bed, get a hot cup of coco, and read a book all day. But there’s something different about April showers...Maybe it’s because it’s less cold outside, or that the days are longer, but springtime rain makes me want to play in puddles.I want to go outside and smell the fresh air, and I just feel rejuvenated. Spring is a time for me to dust off old projects and start new ones. Forget New Years, April's when I get inspired!I want to hear from you!Do you play in the rain?Does spring inspire you?Share your thoughts in the comments below!People:thumb
Art We Heart: LuckArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.:iconthesmallwonder: Some thoughts from Katie (thesmallwonder)“See a penny pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck!”It doesn’t matter that I’m not a little kid, I still pick up pennies for luck when I see them. Though they have to be heads-up, of course. I also refuse to walk under ladders, I don’t open umbrellas indoors, and I try my best to avoid cracks in the sidewalk. It might be silly superstition, or maybe there’s something more to it.What ever you believe, cultures and countries around the world and throughout time have decided that different symbols, animals, and events represent good luck.Check out some of our favorite signs of good luck below!I want to hear from you!How did these symbols get their meaning?Do you believe in good luck and bad luck?
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...
Resource Roundup #5: Valentine's Day ToolkitThe Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!This issue is all about Valentine's Day. Below you'll find all sorts of fantastic resources for creating the ultimate valentine!What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!• A different stock photo theme• Crafts you can make at home• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)• Or, suggest another topic!Textures :thumb2