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I am the Traditional Art CV. As such I have the lovely job of rewarding Daily Deviations to enchanting Traditional Artists. Here are my latest features. Enjoy the visit! :huggle:

If you would like to make a DD Suggestion,
please review my guidelines.

The Best of Today

:dalove: The Best of Today is my newest project in support of my fellow deviants.

I will feature a single piece that significantly impressed me daily. This feature will stay up 24 hours.

To view past The Best of Today features, visit here.

DDs I've Suggested

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Happy Medium: Watercolors/Ink

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 12:00 PM by OfOneSoul:iconofonesoul:

Community Week

Welcome to OfOneSoul's first issue of...

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Woah, calm down everybody...

- I know you're all excited, but this article is serious business. Dean Flirt by TheBeautyKiller666

As part of projecteducate's Community Week, your friendly, neighborhood Onesy will be providing an educational feature of Traditional Art. You may be asking yourself...

- What is "Happy Medium"?

Happy Medium is an educational feature that focuses on the how's, what's, and who's of two traditional mediums combined. Such as: watercolor/ink, acrylic/oils, pencil/charcoal, etc. These features will include interviews with seasoned artists, suggestions of favored brands, multiple tutorials, etc.

You guyz get it?

I don't care. We're moving on. stare by AddMedia

This article's focus will be...

- A happy medium between watercolor and ink.

Watercolor and ink is a traditional art form that is open to many interpretations and possibilities.

The Hermit by CristianaLeoneWashing the Stars Away by seanpt

This artistic combination has been used by painters for years. Between the natural, chaotic flow of watercolor and the harsh, controlled lines of ink... you have a marriage of poetic proportions! A common question for those just starting out is...

Which comes first? The ink or the watercolor?

Wandering Soul by IrenHorrorsInk portrait 01 by gmdawid

HONESTLY? This is simply a matter of preference. Many artists like to begin chaotically with splashes of color against their sketch. Then they will proceed to contain and define certain areas of the image with ink. A more controlled artist might begin with ink and use their fine lines as a guide for their color. Either way, beautiful works can be created. It simply depends on the kind of artist YOU are.

Elephant ink and watercolour by shmeedenDean Winchester - Watercolor by Petite-Madame

There are many surfaces that work well with watercolor/ink. Many artists use watercolor paper, cold press illustration board, etc. It all depends on your choice and preference. There are several things to consider [especially for watercolor] when choosing a surface:

:bulletred: COLOR: Depending on the type and brightness of paper, this can effect the brightness of your eventual color.
:bulletred: STABILITY: Depending on how long you expect your piece to last the "test of time", make sure your paper is "acid-free".
:bulletred: ABSORBENCY: The absorbency of your paper can effect the vividness and stability of your color.

Watercolor 01 by Android-BonesImplosion, watercolor with ink by jane-beata

Not convinced yet?

For those of you who would rather absorb visually than actually read, check out Dan Nelson:

His videos on combining INK & WATERCOLOR are not only very helpful, but entertaining to watch. :omgomg: by nillemotes

So, would you rather listen to me, or him?

YOU JERKS. Sam Crying by TheBeautyKiller666

To help finish things off...

- I wanted to add a few helpful tutorials I found around DA.
Tutorial thumbs are not very attractive, however. SO WE'LL BE LINKING WITH WORDS! :dummy:

For watercolor...

Watercolor Tutorial by cherriuki

Watercolor Tutorial by golden-quince

For ink...

Traditional Inking Tutorial by meiken

Inking Tutorial by Picolo-kun

You guyz good to go on your watercolor/ink adventure?

I bet you are. Eye of the Tiger by TheBeautyKiller666

But there are few more things I want to ask of you...
Feel free to post your answers in the comments. :la:

:bulletblack: What future Happy Medium articles would you like to see?

:bulletblack: Have you used watercolor/ink before? Please share.

:bulletblack: What's your favorite watercolor/ink deviation? Please share.

:bulletblack: Do you have a preferred method? If so, please explain.

:bulletblack: Did you like the Jurassic World .gifs? :eyes:

Scared I might keep talking? Jensen/Dean Dance ~ Free to use! by disneynumber1fan

Thank you all for stopping by!

Your lovable, Traditional Art CV...

:heart: OfOneSoul

Open Canvas: Vol. 1

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 25, 2015, 2:13 AM
Welcome to Volume One of...

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What is "Open Canvas"?

"Open Canvas" is a daily article hosted by OfOneSoul that features a collection of pieces submitted to one of the subcategories of "Traditional Art". The purpose of this feature is to bring light to the many beautiful traditional deviations on DA as well as the talented artists who create them. Each article will feature several artworks from different deviants as well as a special acknowledgement to a single accomplished artist.

This article's theme...

- Black & White!

Recently I've come across several amazing black & white pieces
and decided to theme this article in honor of them.

Under the roots by ChristinaMandy Another one by Cherry-Ksyss
+Strigidae+ by lordmegi
Three top hats by reveur-artiste Spring of Banshee by vvveverka
Ophelia by Pidimoro
Giraffe with Cub by Yankeestyle94 Queen of the night by sepraven
Great horned owl by Concini
Take This Pain Away by Bdellian Niche by jflaxman

And now for the highlighted deviant...

- dloraas!

Little Sunflower by dloraas

dloraas is an accomplished black & white artist who employs charcoal. Their gallery is full of beautifully reproduced images in their own magnificent, traditional style. I'm sure you will find it is a challenge to pinpoint which is the original photo and which is the reproduction. Not only does this artist show admirable technical skill but also the wonderful ability to capture raw emotion in charcoal.

Little dreamer by dloraas
Last Tango in Paris by dloraas Tender heart (wip) by dloraas
Mother's journey by dloraas
Lament for a frozen flower by dloraas The last of the english roses by dloraas
Sunsets and red clouds by dloraas

Thank you SO much for visiting today's issue of...


:heart: OfOneSoul

journal skin by STelari
old paper texture by frameofthoughts

Community Projects: Vol. 1

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 24, 2015, 6:34 AM
Welcome to OfOneSoul's first issue of...


It's very interesting. So shut up and deal with it. :stare:

Community Projects will be a brief list of current and up-to-date goings on around DA. I'll try to provide a detailed summary of each to give you even MOAR reason to visit and click the thumbs.

There are some seriously amazing, generous, and creative deviants out there. Please take the time to either pay a visit to their journals or... even better, show your support!

First up...

The lovely LadyLincoln is hosting...

LadyLincoln's beautiful project is a testament to her own will and the bravery of others. Through the group LungCancer-Awareness she is hosting an uplifting contest that challenges deviants to create an artwork or literature deviation that depicts their own battle with cancer and how it has not defeated them. There are charitable contributions as well as a prize for the best piece. Please, even if you don't plan to enter, show these brave deviants your support. :heart:

Next up...

JenFruzz is heading up ThumbHub's

This is a festive contest with promise of plenty of prizes and good tidings. This is open to ALL forms of art! Keep to the theme of Holiday Traditions and follow the simple rules and you'll be a successful entrant in no time.

We mustn't forget about...

- TheMaidenInBlack's

This is another wonderful project that is all about spreading good will. It is always a joy to share what you are thankful for and this project is the perfect place to do it. Not only will you be spreading joy and happiness, but you'll also put your name in for a chance to win from a generous prize pool.

Next we have...

- NemoX7's

A wonderful challenge for any literature deviant, NemoX7's 3-Word Contest is an excellent way to get the creative juices flowing. There are points up for grabs as well as a feature in his every-growing "In Praise of" articles. Feel free to take a peek.

Can't forget about...

- CRPhotography's Monthly Contest:

CRPhotography does an excellent job of challenging its members in weekly and monthly contests. Each time they have a unique and interesting theme that gives the photographer a chance to not only be creative but to spread their wings. This month's challenge? Macro! One of my personal favorites. :eyes:

Can't forget about...

- PirateLotus-Stock's

This clever contest is an excellent chance for stock-users to create beautiful works of art with under-used images. There are several, lovely sources to choose from and plenty of prizes up for grabs. Take a peek!

Now for something DA is challenging deviants as a whole...

Sketch This is a DA initiative that has already taken flight. Many deviants are accepting the challenge every day and are creating beautiful works of art. Feel free to join in on the action and accept the challenge yourself. :eyes:

Not to mention...

- LitRecognition's daily features...

Daily Lit Recognition for November 24th, 2015Daily Lit Recognition for November 24th, 2015
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.
Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!
Suggested By: Sharkwoman87
Featured By: Medoriko

Hatred. by RabidOctopus
Suggester says: It's a poem about one of his characters,
a sadistic murderer. This poem is dark, intense and well-written.
It really deserves some more attention.
Featured By: AyeAye12

Phi X Pi by redcupdrowns
The simplest of statements builds up to
a conversation on abstract greatness.
Featured By: betwixtthepages
Daily Lit Recognition for November 23rd, 2015Daily Lit Recognition for November 23rd, 2015
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!
You can show your support by +favloveing this News Article.
Please comment and +fav the features and congratulate the artists!
Suggested by: MagicalJoey
Featured by: chromeantennae

Aurora scattered your light to the wind. by XSwan-SongX
Suggester says: The imagery here is so, so beautiful.
It really carries the reader from start to finish.
Featured By: AyeAye12

Fishing For Comments 31 by cattservant
This is just breathtaking. It's the quality you'd expect
from an anthologised poet; fantastic narrativ
Daily Lit Recognition for November 19th, 2015Daily Lit Recognition for November 19th, 2015
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.
Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!
Suggested by: MagicalJoey
Featured by: betwixtthepages

Delusions by gentleherbivore
From the suggester: With a sense of, "You could be a writer if..." gentleherbivore challenges the stigma of imaginary friends with this quirky piece.
Featured By: NemoX7

1,000 Paper Cranes by Daghrgenzeen
Composed with beautiful imagery. An enchanting poem themed on coping and one's place in the world.
Featured by: betwixtthepages
Daily Lit Recognition for November 18th, 2015Daily Lit Recognition for November 18th, 2015
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!
You can show your support by +favloveing this News Article.
Please comment and +fav the features and congratulate the artists!
Suggested By: OfOneSoul
Featured By: betwixtthepages

plate tectonics (of pulling yourself apart) by counting-vertebrae
From the suggester: A simple, descriptive piece
that describes a dark emotion beautifully.
Featured By: AyeAye12

destroy by hacker-takyon
Brilliant, ingenious concept, well executed.
Featured by: NemoX7

Daily Lit Recognition for November 17, 2015Daily Lit Recognition for November 17th, 2015
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.
Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!
Suggested By: ShadowWorldRed
Featured By: Medoriko

Sisyphus. by comatose-comet
Suggester says: The messages are strong, and her poetic talent
with words is without question. As she writes in the Description:
"Sometimes we get stuck in ruts, continually repeating
the same actions that always end up with the same
results, and sometimes it is okay to walk away and start again."
Featured By: AyeAye12
Independence Day, 1898 by ilyilaice
From the suggester: A beautiful piece on
Daily Lit Recognition for November 16th, 2015Daily Lit Recognition for November 16th, 2015
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!
You can show your support by +favloveing this News Article.
Please comment and +fav the features and congratulate the artists!
Suggested By: MagicalJoey
Featured By: chromeantennae

I Can No Longer Take the Mental Constipation by psycocat
Suggester says: I am fond of well-written sonnets,
as I like rhyming things that work well.
This falls into that category.
Suggested By: MagicalJoey
Featured By: betwixtthepages

Ballad for a Bushy Beard by C1nderellaMan
From the suggester: It

These daily features are a beautiful initiative headed by several amazing deviants. This area of DA chooses to bring literature to the forefront of the community by selecting prose and poetry alike for daily recognition. Be a part of the movement and help the wonderful Admins by sending your DLR suggestions.

And now for a little pimpage of my own... :iconpimpplz:

- OfOneSoul is currently heading up a couple of things. Through Traditionalists I have...

This is the first challenge of bi-weekly installments that will earn one first place winner 1,200 points. This contest is only aimed at Traditional Artists. Everyone at Traditionalists wanted to provide their deviants with a perfect opportunity to employ creativity and to show off their own skills.

Another one from meh... :iconhurrplz:

This contest is my own little pet project that I can't wait to see pick up speed and bloom. I've already received several lovely entries and can't wait to see more. The entire idea was to spread good will and love this Christmas [even if you don't celebrate it] by inspiring deviants to gift each other. Your artwork can be anything and of anything as long as it is a present to another deviant. Feel free to read the rules and the generous list of prizes! :dummy:

That's all I can gather for now. If I missed something or there is a project you would like featured here...

- It can be anything.Contests, giveaways, features, etc.

- Please feel free to comment in this journal with a link to what you would like featured.
I'll keep a spot open for all last minute additions. RIGHT HUR. :horny:

The DeviantArt Writers Questionnaire 2015Inspired by CRLiterature's latest journal What do you want to see from CRLit I decided out of sheer madness to draw up a questionnaire focusing on: what makes you a writer? Why do you write and where did you first have your a-ha! moment when a story or poem exploded into existence? Does it matter if you are a writer? Nope, this questionnaire is even for those who don't write, who loathe poetry, where the sight of a book causes the blood to drain from you. Here's your opportunity to share with others why. 
Love DeviantArt QUESTION-TIME!DeviantArt Love 
1. How long have you been a member of DeviantArt, and for how long have you been writing? If you don't write what realm of art do you work in?
2. Why did you become a writer? Is your reason to write the same now as it was then?&

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, you guyz! Time to chill-lax. :iconilavplz:


:heart: OfOneSoul

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Traditional Threes: Contest #1

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 5:43 PM
Welcome to Traditionalists' first round of...

- Traditional Threes.

What is Traditional Threes?
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Traditional Threes are bi-weekly traditional art prompts sponsored by communityrelations that challenge artists to create a piece based on a suggested medium, color, and theme. For example: In one challenge the artist would have to use or emulate "watercolor" to illustrate a piece with the color "red" and the theme "frigid".

Every two weeks I will announce one winner who will receive...

- 1,200 Points!

Them eyebrows by ZoraSteam Them eyebrows by ZoraSteam Them eyebrows by ZoraSteam


:bulletred: You must be a member of Traditionalists. [Joining is free. Don't make this difficult.]
:bulletred: Only ONE ENTRY per person.
:bulletred: TRADITIONAL ART ONLY. Any other art form will not be accepted.
:bulletred: You MUST follow this contest's bi-weekly themes. ALL THREE.
:bulletred: Entries MUST be categorized in one of the subcategories of Traditional Art.

This week's theme...


:bulletred: Entries are open November 17, 2015 to December 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST

To enter...

- Please submit your deviation to the
over at Traditionalists. :dummy:

ONE winner will receive 1,200 points every two week period!

Have fun creating beautiful works of art, dears!
And good luck!

:heart: OfOneSoul


Kimberly Leffel
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States

It's my time to shine! :iconwooooplz:

Stamp: OfOneSoul by BloodshotInk Favorite Favorites Stamp by ValaSedai by OfOneSoul The Narrative Kind of Lit. Stamp by ClefairyKid
Devious Nights of Mystery Stamp COM by ClefairyKid Stamp Commission by OKneko The Voice Project Stamp by ClefairyKid

My name is Kimberly Leffel and I am an artistic hobbyist. I draw because I have some skill and enjoy learning new things. I am mostly a writer and am working on several novel projects, including Blood Regent with my gorgeous friend, awholelotofflowers.

When it comes to writing I hope to make a career of it... all it takes is one day at a time. Now that I'm in a stable living environment, have an amazing fiance, and plenty of artistic time, I'm getting back on the deviantART bandwagon. :love:

I have officially been a member of this community for 5 Years. In January 2013 I was made a Senior Member by fourteenthstar. As of November 2015 I began serving my first term as a Traditional Art CV. If you'd like to suggest a piece for a Daily Deviation, feel free to check out my journal on the subject: Onesy's Official DD Guidelines. For now, I continue my plan to help other artists of this wondrous website.

I love you all and can't wait to see what new works DA has to offer me today!

:heart: OfOneSoul :tighthug:

My beautiful devID is credit to Thiefoworld, my gorgeous avatar is thanks to ValaSedai, my badass lit tag is credit to inknalcohol, my killer journal skins are all thanks to STelari, my custom box image is credit to ninaheather, and my SCWHEET gallery icons are all because of ClefairyKid. I LOVE YOU ALL!!!

I accept Traditional Art DD Suggestions!



I'm the Traditional Art CV!

  • I only take Traditional Art suggestions, I cannot feature anything else (like scraps).
  • Make sure that the deviant hasn't already received a Daily Deviation within the past 6 months. FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?
  • Send your suggestions to only ONE Community Volunteer!

How to suggest

Just hit the "Note" button on my profile page and add the subject: DD Suggestion include the thumb code (or URL) along with the reason why you think the deviant deserves a Daily Deviation. For further details on my personal suggestion guidelines, feel free free to visit my journal: Onesy's Official DD Guidelines.

I may not reply to all suggestions but I do read, consider and appreciate every suggestion :heart:.


Lucky Giraffe Spirit by Speltier

Lucky Giraffe Spirit

by Speltier
I would love it if someone would buy me Speltier's Lucky Giraffe Spirit. Not only is it gorgeous & creative but it's my favorite fucking piece of theirs. :stare:
CHECK IT OUT, NOW! :happybounce:

If anyone is feeling generous or perhaps... feels like wasting some of their hard-earned :points: and/or money - feel free to buy me something I don't actually need. :tighthug:

DailyLitRecognition Suggestion Guidelines

Send me your prose suggestions!

I am a LitRecognition Prose Admin.!


Hi, everyone! :wave: I have recently joined on as a Prose Admin. over at the lovely group, DailyLitRecognition, or LitRecognition. I am now accepting suggestions through :note: for prose pieces you think deserve to be featured. :heart: My preferences are:

:bulletblack: Fiction
:bulletblack: Horror/Thriller
:bulletblack: Tragedy
:bulletblack: Romance
:bulletblack: Self-suggestions

Do not suggest:

:bulletred: Chaptered works
:bulletred: Fan-Fiction
:bulletred: POETRY

You know... cuz I'm a prose admin. :iconfacepalmplz:

Please include in your :note: a :thumb: for the piece you're suggesting - and if you wish, a few sentences explaining why you think it deserves a feature. :huggle:


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ArithiaBlueMoons Featured By Owner Edited 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
*sneaks onto your profile*

*licks your face*

*gives a llama and steals the point*

*flies away magically on a farting unicorn*
unforgivable-dildo Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
hi. c:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
:wave: :heart:
Nocturnal-Dayz Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
Thanks a bunch for the trade; they're always appreciated. Never expected to get one from a senior member. B-)
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer

And you're very welcome! Who says seniors don't like llamaz? :iconllamajumpplz:
Memenda-Seven Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the trade! :)
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
No problem, love! :huggle: :heart:
Memenda-Seven Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
CarminMoya Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the trade! c:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome, sweetheart! :icontardhugplz: :heart:
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