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Deviant Art Recommendations
This is a list of recommendations made by Tropers for deviantART. Feel free to recommend your favorite art/artist here, but please follow the preferred template found below.

Bear in mind that recommendations are subjective, so if you want to question or discuss any given recommendation you should do so on the appropriate discussion page. If you want people to view the art/artist you're recommending, you should put some effort into writing the description. Sell us the art, but don't inflate it; we're striving for some quality art here, so if you have difficulties with making it look interesting, maybe it wasn't that good in the first place.

In addition, you will notice that the tropers have signed their recommendations. Somebody has to vouch for them, so if a given recommendation isn't backed up by anybody, it will be zapped. After a few samples, you will be able to note the interests of the tropers recommending them, and judge whether you might be also interested in a certain pic.

Reviews of art/artist are encouraged, but if you choose to write one, please make it substantive, and give specific details about what you liked/disliked about it. If you want to give a art/artist a thumbs-up without writing a full review, you can add your troper handle to the Recommended by line.

Below is the required format for a recommendation. If you're making a new page, or adding to an existing one, copy that text into the page.

Required Format

For individual art: Title of Art Piece/Artist/Gallery
  • Recommended by: Troper Name Reminder 
  • Description: Describe the art/artist here, maybe even add the actual description.
  • Comments: Be sure to add your opinion on the art/artist.

For artists: Name of Artist
  • Notable works and galleries.
  • Comments:

For galleries: (Name of gallery) by (name of artist)
  • Category:
  • Comments:

Individual works

Deviants Of Art
  • Created/recommended by: King Ghost
  • A comic depicting various mediums and concepts, most of which internet-based. currently early in the story, the comic tells the story of EB-the-Gamer, who along with other deviant artists get brought into the internet's strange world by a mysterious force. Planned to feature other internet personalities, artists and their characters, and so on; the comic is admittedly a tad crude in art style and dialog. now has its own page

The Simpsonzu
  • Recommended by: Korodzik
  • Description: Cast of The Simpsons reinterpreted in an Animesque style.
  • Comments: This is one of the most popular works on DeviantART, and it shows why. An interesting alternate look at the characters. — Korodzik

A Child's Dance Escapes Time
  • Recommended by: sevgili
  • Description: A child dancing

window

green
  • Recommended by: fawn
  • Description: Peacocks in a marsh.
  • Comments: This might just be one of the most intricately detailed things I've ever seen. It's hard to image how long it took him to make it. It is one of my all time favorite images. (I'd say most favorite, but that is grammatically incorrect.)

Breakthrough Eagle
  • Recommended by: fawn
  • Description: Epic image of a bald eagle tearing through fabric.

the great bipartisan
  • Recommended by: fawn
  • Description: A giant, two headed dragon. The eagle is a nice touch that adds a sense of scale.

Fight for Life
  • Recommended by: fawn
  • Description: Dragons battle to the death in the midst of a storm. What's not to like about that?

The Curse
  • Recommended by: fawn
  • Description: Big Badass battle scarred wolf and a raven framed by a full moon.

Rebirth Flame
  • Recommended by: fawn
  • Description: Intricately detailed phoenix.

Enter the Mushroom Kingdom
  • Recommended by: fawn
  • Description: If you thought Mario couldn't be epic, you were wrong.

Purple Judgement

Night Hunters
  • Recommended by: Megadriver
  • Description: A series of seven books (work in progress) that the Author himself describes as a cross between Angel'and The Dresden Files'', but it is not fan fiction!
  • Comments: I've read what the Author has put up on the site and managed to contact him directly. He let me see a few previews of his next books and while the series is still in its infancy on the site, I can say that he really has a good arc that spans the entire series and has even hinted a spin off series that might be even larger than the original.

The Pain Inside
  • Recommended by: Utahann
  • Description: An inspiring work to remind those who may be thinking of suicide that they are not alone
  • As someone who oftentimes suffers from depression I find this beautiful as well as it falling under Heartwarming Moment. Even if you just had a bad day, please give it a look.
  • Tags: Heartwarming Moments,You Are Not Alone

Artists.

Phobs
  • Recommended by: overcast, Preda, seymour, everyone who knows her
  • Description: Basically... Phobs is a legend. One of the most celebrated, inspiring and imitated artists on the site, though not always the most visible, by virtue of her being The Quiet One. Known for having a varied range of subject matters in illustration: High-ranking members of the Nazi party (and other WW2 historical figures), Marvel Comics superheroes, W.I.T.C.H. characters, 13th-century Mongol leader Batu Khan, Dark Lords Melkor and Mairon and a plethora of others. Draws heavy inspiration from history and Eastern artwork, fashion and architecture. Has an infrequently-updated webcomic about the childhood of Temujin, who you might know better as Genghis Khan. Currently works as an illustrator for Bubble, an emerging Russian comic book publishing house; you can see her artwork in their Майор Гром / Major Thunder comicbook series.

BeagleTsuin
  • Recommended by beeruckzII
  • She has some of thee most amazing LinkxTetra and OC family pics out there!

eriwyle
  • Recommended by fathertyme
  • Relatively new, but with awesome, realistic oil paintings galore.

Dirk Erik Schulz (Themrock)

StellaB's.

meanbuster
  • Recommended by: Korodzik
  • An author of pop-art pictures in the style of comic panels, with obvious Roy Liechtenstein influence.
  • Comments: The form of his art may be simple, but striking. — Korodzik

kimbo-demonica
  • Recommended by fawn
  • Notable works and galleries: Suicune, Palkia, Rapidash
  • Comments: Has a lot of Pokémon fanart but draws other things too. I've admired his art for a while.

SoupAndButter
  • Recommended by: fawn
  • Comments: Has done a lot of Pokemon fanart but has a few other things. Soup And Butter offers a very different, sometimes creepy, always strange take on Pokemon. His art has a realistic, yet still alien feel to it.
  • Notable works and galleries: Metapod, Patrick Star, Mr. Mime, Bulbasaur.

Sankam (John Schamen)
  • Recommended by: Korodzik
  • An author of the webcomic Persona Animus, on DeviantArt he shows off expertly painted and drawn art—most of it of anthropomorphic characters.
  • Comments: An excellent artist able to wield a variety of styles. A lot of his work reminds of old Disney animated films. — Korodzik

alexandrabirchmore

Paul Hanley

Shinegofan

Vivzmind
  • Recommended by: Nate Spidgewood, Mrrf, Sabros413
  • Notable works: Zoophobia, a humor/fantasy webcomic, and its gallery page.
  • Comments: An excellent cartoonist and animator whose art has a smooth, fluid feel. Her unique OCs, style, expressions and concepts in general are defining features of her work. Also her animals. Wow, her animals.

Ganondorf's Girl
  • Recommended by beeruckz
  • Very good! Cool OC's, great art styles and awesome fanfics!

Yuumei
  • Recommended by: Kdanger, Not-So-Badass Longcoat, Yeah121, Agogobell
  • Notable works: Knite, 1000 Words, Project WE: Canon in D Major.
  • Comments: An exceptionally talented painter, both digital and traditional, does all sorts of different genres as well as highly popular flash comics. Is currently (as of November 2012) working on another project called Fisheye Placebo. Known for her incredibly effective cyber-activism on current issues such as global warming, animal cruelty, pollution, censorship and family drama. But it's not all serious! Highly, highly recommended.

ForestHymn

WhiteFoxCub
  • Recommended by: fawn
  • Comments: I like their unique, blocky style and their animations. They have a lot of Zelda fan art.

akreon

alexiuss
  • Recommended by: NoriMori
  • Notable works: Creator of the webcomic Romantically Apocalyptic, he also does stunning digital art and photography. He has also written journal entries for his RA characters on his account. The first chapter of his unreleased, illustrated science fiction novel, Chronoscape, is available there.
  • Comments: His digital art and photography is surreal, grim but with an ethereal, breathtaking beauty. The art of Romantically Apocalyptic is a seamless blend of photographs and drawings, making for an absurdly real-looking and beautiful webcomic.

justeline

Koyamori

Mewstor

H0lyhandgrenade

Mike Mayhew

Leaf of Steel

Keith Thompson

Vinegar

Erik "Bloodyinkpen" Schoenek

Mario "Overheat" Wibisono

Heise

Arnold Tsang

Jade Law

Jo Pereira

Patrick Brown

Alan Becker
  • Recommended by: totlmstr
  • Creator of the Animator vs Animation trilogy, one of the most viewed deviations of all time. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Toxic-Ace
  • Recommended by:Scottish Lover Kid 12
  • A very distinctive, beautiful, unique, and albeit a bit cartoony style of drawing, with some fan art, but with some breathtaking original works.

Coconutmilkyway

ClearFognote 

JediAnnSolo

Bleedman

Olafpriol

rufftoon

Rongs1234 (AKA "Rings")

Ninja-8004 (AKA Michael Gonzales)

AnneMarieBone
  • Recommended by: mela
  • Description: Anne Marie Bone is a professional artist who works in traditional media. In addition to her deviantART gallery, she has a personal gallery where she sells her works. [1]
  • Comments: Her art is truly a thing of beauty. Most of her works are nature and landscape paintings and her use of color is mesmerizing. She also delves into other subjects, including the odd abstract piece and occasional photography.

Genocide Squirrel
  • Recommended by beeruckzII
  • Description: He enjoys drawing classic monsters like Dracula and the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
  • Comments: I think it is absolutely absurd that he only has 34 watchers! His art is amazing! He Needs More Love!

MiyaToriaka
  • Recommended by: justaquickie
  • Description: She does some amazing Pokémon fanart, including the brilliant FAITH doujinshi. She has also done a couple of original series, plus a Yu-Gi-Oh doujinshi.
  • Comments: Her art work varies from digital to coloured pencil, and every single piece is just amazing! And the incredible thing is, if you let her know how wonderful her art is, she's totally humble, and even embarrassed.

Mattwilson83

Galleries

  • BeagleTsuin's "Toon Link's Family" gallery and "Heteorosexual Couples" gallery.
  • sequentialscott's journal, which contains detailed, expert analyses of wonderful pieces of art of all kinds—from famous paintings through book illustrations to film posters and comicbook covers. A boon and a fascinating read to any artist. (Recommended by Korodzik)

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