|...an eclectic collection.|
|The top ten renders measure by 's over the last 12 months.|
See my journal comments on the latest top ten at
|Collection of the best renders I've done since opening my account. All top ten renders are included here as well as a few personal favorites.|
|My works honored by various groups.|
Beta Preview of Watch 2.0Beta Preview of Watch 2.0 by danlev
This preview is available to a small group of new deviants, as well as Core Members who were Beta Testers as of November 11th. We will continue to add deviants to the preview group in the coming days and weeks.
The heart of the DeviantArt experience is based on viewing and interacting with the art and activity from the deviants and groups you watch. Today, we’re providing an early preview into Watch 2.0 — where we’ve taken the activities deviants do most and built an experience geared toward exactly those actions.
Please keep in mind that this is an early Beta Preview. You are likely to encounter bugs and functions that are still being worked on.
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Focusing on Art and Discovery
Watch is a feed that aggregates activity (like deviations, journals, collecti
Some good friends from Second Life (SL) encouraged me to join DA and I love it |
In SL I love to explore new things and fantasies that time and circumstance have not allowed me to experience as much as I would like. So you will see postings here of SL friends and adventures. I also, since this is DA, will post some of my attempts at traditional art -- scans of what I have done in the past and recent efforts reflecting my new interests.
Finally, I hope to combine some of traditioanl art interests,SL, and new digital drawing technology and see what I can learn and share.
Most important, I want to have fun and share my interests with new friends
Feel free to contact me here or in SL and share your thoughts, impressions, and views.
Current Residence: Midwest, USA
Some thoughts on the survey I did about a month ago.
First. The final results on the question “What aspect of my DA page most interests you?, were:
3D Art 41%
Art and Stories 27%
All Art 26%
SL Art 5%
Just Stories 1%
The results were not surprising –3D art has long been the most faved and commented on works on my page. SL art has never been even a close second until recently when SL art has caught up with or maybe surpassed the best of the 3D art.
Since my HD crashed and I lost my entire image library and all my 3D software and files I have been doing more SL art than 3D. Slowly my 3D library and inventory has improved, and I have begun to get more proficient with the new software. I’m still not where I was before the HD crash, but I am satisfied that I will get there and I’m making a lot of progress. In response to the survey, I have put renewed effort into getting my 3D skills back to where they were and increasing the proportion of the 3D artwork that is a portion of the gallery.
Though 3D art is easily the most popular on my page, “All Art” and “Art and Stories” together are even more popular (at a combined 53%). So I will continue to focus on embellishing the art with short one or two paragraph stories.
SL art did not get rave reviews at only 5% but I love doing it and will continue to do so. As I said before, I just love working with the SL avi’s and the people who they represent and will continue to do so. I’ll try to keep the 3D v.SL reasonably balanced. Understand tho, that SL art is fun, faster and less stressful to do and I have a very limited amount of time to devote to art so there will be a lot of SL art here, especially when RL is keeping me busy.
So there are the survey results. No surprises and I’m sure my analysis is not a surprise either. What it comes down to is you asked for more of the same (in general) and you will get it. Thanks for taking the survey!
Unfortunately DA and SL are not my full time jobs! If only they were!! Most of my RL time is spent working in a professional job, writing for publication, and running a small horse farm in the American west. Usually between 10pm and 6am I fit in DA and SL. This is the main reason, despite being flattered when asked, I can't do commissions or requests. I just don't have the time.
Thank you who have asked for understanding.
|The webcam has been deactivated by DA but I still want to display some of the best art of Etherea S, my SL girlfriend. Visit her at and review her gallery for some of the best and most erotic of SL based art.|
Etherea is a very talented writer --make sure you look for the short stories that she attaches to many of her great picts!