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Daily Deviation Suggestion Guidelines


I'm a Traditonal Art Community Volunteer

  • 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.

  • You can read my detailed guidelines here.
How to suggest

Just hit the "Note" button on my profile page and add the subject: DD Suggestion. Include the thumb code along with the reason why you think the deviant deserves a Daily Deviation.

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

Welcome to My Page!

Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art

I am an artist from Finland who loves drawing, nature, cute, pretty and creepy things, colors, reading books and watching good stories from TV and seeing creativity and imagination. I do mostly traditional artworks with watercolors, markers and colored pencils, but I also try to learn secrets of digital art.

Random Stuff about Me
:bulletblack: Animal: Corgi
:bulletblack: Color: Green and turquoise
:bulletblack: Element: Nature
:bulletblack: Food: Chocolate
:bulletblack: Genre: Fantasy
:bulletblack: Texture: Watercolor explosions

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

I love talking but sometimes it might take a while for me to reply. You can always check my F.A.Q and Art Status (found in a box below) for quick answers.

Thank you for the visit!
Sprouts Divider by Kawiku

Couple of Works from My Gallery

Saerianna by AgaaveTibouchina by AgaaveTrade: Thanatos by Agaave


My ACEO Gallery

ACEO Trade: Khiati by Agaave

ACEO Trade: Kasy by Agaave

ACEO = Art Cards, Editions and Originals
(6,4 x 8,9 cm | 2,5 x 3,5")

Art Status


My stock account: AgaaveStock

Bryo Pagedoll 2 by Agaave
Art Trade - Closed by DemonGemini6 Commish - Closed by DemonGemini6

Trade Info: Click
Commission Info: Click

To Do List

:bulletblack: A ref for 1221 Green Progress Bars 20% by Daevirilis
:bulletblack: A trade with silverybeast Green Progress Bars 40% by Daevirilis
:bulletblack: A trade with Saekhtis Green Progress Bars 0% by Daevirilis
:bulletblack: A trade with Kayrea Green Progress Bars 0% by Daevirilis
:bulletblack: A trade with OceanLore Green Progress Bars 20% by Daevirilis
Sprouts Divider by Kawiku



Weird Stamp by Kojima2087I Cherish Nature Stamp I by GoodiesForYouBooks by Sesquipedalianistic
Tea Stamp by KawikuSTAMP: I Heart Coffee by zungzwangSarcasm Stamp by tailfeather
My Artwork, My Copyright Stamp by dragonmunMade in the '80s by Mr-StampI Love my watchers by Sedma
Dark and Cute Stamp by bezzalairTalk Stamp by lupehero38Artist's comments stamp by Shutsumon
Pinata Stamp by Kezzi-RoseGilmore Girls stamp by cool-slayerI Support Fantasy Art stamp by Asenceana
STAMP: I'm a Dreamer by zungzwangI Support Imagination stamp by c3ph31dI like rain stamp by RonTheWolf
DA Stamp - So Many Ideas... by phantompantherBe Unique Stamp by GoodiesForYouCoffee stamp by EquidnaRojo
Mistakes Stamp by SuperNeko64I Support Copyrights Stamp by jo-shadow284 : Hot, Throbbing Stamp by witegots
Equine Artist Stamp by LosmiosI Support My Friends by hollsStamp: I'm Here for the Art by FantasyStockAvatars
dA Thanks Stamp. by jugga-lizzleI Sniff Books by MademoiselleGriefLlama Badges by eggy
llama by Mr-Stamp Winter stamp by sequelleRandom Kind Comment Stamp by Mirz123
Originality Stamp by lynseylewMind Stamp by jenepooh


Magpie's Nest #2

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 7:20 AM

Beginning of summer by rougealizarine

Welcome to the second edition of Magpie's Nest! During the last couple of weeks I have been hoarding shiny things around DA to present them to you in this newsletter. There are interesting news, projects and challenges for you to enjoy and participate! I have also bumbed into couple of really cool tutorials; you can find them featured here as well. Take a look!  

There is a little question for you at the end of this journal, after the art features. Feel free to answer it in the comments area! Of course discussion of the topics as well as other thoughts and comments are welcome too. :heart:

Sparkling News and Projects

DeviantArt is a huge place so sometimes it is difficult to get yourself seen. A great way to promote yourself and other artists are features. Take a look at the Open Features List to find out if there are features you could contribute! The list is updated regularly so it is worth of keeping your eye on it. Speaking of features, this food art feature definitely brightens your day and makes it sweeter!

There is a fun project going on at the moment: Project Portfolio. It brings exposure for both yourself and other artists so take a look and read how you can join! There is also a possibility to win prizes by participating this project.

Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive took place on June and was a huge success: It sprouted 2120 DD suggestions! You can view the results here: DD Suggestion Drive: Results.

Open Features ListIn this list we'll collect open features from around dA.
The journal will be updated when new features are added :aww:

What are "open features"?

"Open features" are features that are still being prepared. The one preparing the feature is also required to accept suggestions from other deviants to count it as "open". :) (Smile)

If you want a feature to be listed, please comment here with:
:bulletgreen: the name of the featuring deviant(s)
:bulletgreen: the theme of the feature
:bulletgreen: a link to a forum thread or a journal with information on the feature
:bulletgreen: the deadline for new suggestions
UPDATED 23rd JUNE 2015

Journal features
:new::iconNinelyn: deer/fawn girls / ladies with antlers :pointr: Information
Undiscovered: Food Art - T21It's time for another look into a somewhat Undiscovered category: Food Art.
Not just any Art made out of Food, but we're looking specifically at animal-related food.
Take a look below and enjoy :) (Smile)

  Canapes - Scared ladybugs by PaSt1978
Dragon - Cucumber and Carrot by Zulfara Blue-ringed Octopus Cake by cakecrumbs
Fathers Day: Lion King Cake by SamuelDesigns
Little Delight by marilisaargentieri 
Project Portfolio

Hi everybody :wave:

We would like to invite you to a project meant to promote your work!
(Yeah, time for some shameless self-promotion! Handdance )

What you need to do
    a) Create a Journal Entry where you include

           :bulletblue: some of your works, in a way you think they shine best!

           :bulletblue: 1 to 4 artists you look up to in dA, with 1 to 4 artworks from their work

           :bulletblue: you can also mention 1 to 3 persons you would like to encourage in their work
           :bulletblue: a link to this file 
DD Suggestion Drive: Results!Some statistics:
Deviations Suggested: 2,120
Previous Record: 559 (January of 2014)
Number of Participants: 65
Deviations Awarded DD (so far): 102

View ALL of the suggested deviations here:
Prize Winners!
Top Suggesters:
337 individual artists suggested!
:bulletgreen: $20 print from the dA Print Store from LiliWrites  
:bulletgreen: A Feature and Journal Interview from LiliWrites 
:bulletgreen: Feature from hosagu 
:bulletgreen: Feature from RogueMudblood 
:bulletgreen: Feature from SirCassie
:bulletgreen: Feature from AlexanderPaupoff 
:bulletgreen: Feature from Just-To-Look1 
193 individ

Monday Discussions - Popularity on DA speaks directly about presumptions about popularity and how to be seen. There are great points in the comments of this journal as well! However, when getting out there and trying to get noticed there is no need to use your fists and elbows. Nor teeth. This great journal of general etiquette has collected nice tips to keep in mind when dealing with people behind the screens and DA accounts. Also don't forget that most of the time using common sense and being yourself is enough. There is no need to be perfect, like this thought-provoking journal, Why you should never aim for perfection, reminds us.

Monday Discussions - Popularity on DAWell, it's Monday again! 
I had originally intended on skipping this week's discussion but I woke up to a reply that made me feel I should talk about this subject since it's something that keeps coming up in this community.  
9 years ago I signed up to DA and made my first account.  I think the first few days were the strangest, as I learned to navigate my way through the site and work at getting to know other artists etc.  I uploaded a fair few deviations upon joining and let's just say that back then my art was, well it was lacking and completely unskilled!  
The idea that you can only be seen here if your art is spectacular is a myth.  If I remember correctly, I had gained 100 watchers within the first 4 or 5 months after joining.  Looking back 100 watchers seems so small and insignificant, but the point is that I was able to achieve this with less than mediocre art.  Let's take a closer look, shall we?

As we can
dA How-to: #3 General EtiquetteEvery Friday, I'll post a new journal for the series. (My bad for this being late, tbh I got distracted by the steam summer sale >.>)
I have a few topics I want to cover, however I am open for suggestions from others if there's anything you want to see~
General Etiquette:
Ahhh, etiquette. The word that some of us dread, some of us completely forget about sometimes and some of us are really careful about keeping to. In my last journal, I talked about etiquette and such for giving comments and critiques, but this one will be more focused on how to treat others here in general. There'll be a few examples given, but honestly, it's usually the same rules that will apply no matter the situation. Some minor things might be different, but the general gist will be the same.
Sometimes, you might be afraid to overstep boundaries or thread on
Why you should never aim for perfectionThere are a few simple things about the pursuit of perfection that are easy to forget, so here's a healthy reminder :)
Rule 1.  Nobody - and i mean NOBODY is "perfect". Ever.
Rule 2.  See rule 1.
Perfection is boring
Perfection is hard edges and rules and disapproval of anything not deemed to be perfect.
Art isn't created from perfection, nor is it created by perfect people.  Art is messy, chaotic and curious, it has quirks and mood swings and tantrums, just like its messy, chaotic and moody creators.  Art is a reflection of all of this wonderful, beautiful chaos and no two people ever conceptualize a single piece of art in quite the same way, so perfection is ultimately impossible.
Aiming for perfection is aiming for disillusionment, frustration and goals never met.  Aiming for perfection is comparing yourself to others and feeling disappointment because you aren't them - you are YOU.
Its time to throw the word "perfection" out of the artistic window an

Glimmering Contests and Challenges

Would you like to win something cute and concrete, custom-made for you? Take a look at this contest where you can win own designed Masked sculpture! The deadline is at the end of August so you have plenty of time to enter.

Looking for something with deadline closer? Then the weekly challenges hosted by WeeklyChallenge are for you. At the moment the group is having a challenge that encourages you to draw hands. There are lots of useful tutorials included in the challenge journal, worth of checking out.

If you're looking for even faster challenges, then look no more but visit this group: SpeedpaintStudies! Every month the group gives a prompt and you're challenged to draw studies about the subject within two hour time limit. This month's challenge is about Folds and Fabrics. Lots of reference pictures are included in the challenge journal.

Contest Time! ~ Win own designed Masked sculptureHi guys!
Because there was such a cheerful response to my last Masked Giveaway and many people who wished for me to have one or something similar again I thought it would be a great idea to do it now! For one because I really wanna show how much I appreciate all of you who support me and my art. Love But also becuase Im gonna be most busy with my "normal" job this summer and wont have time to make much art. 
I was thinking of holding another Giveaway but then some months ago I happened to see an artist making a adopt contest in wich he let people design a creature based on his species and it seemed so much fun and made me wanna try something similar! Since then Ive also seen many others do the same thing wich made me even more excited so du du du duuuuun now its finally my turn as well! I am a dummy!
The rules are very simple; I have a species called Masked, and among them are the small and most
Week 5 - Hands
This week's challenge theme is: HANDS

Prompts are icebreakers to get you started on this week's topic, and will include exercises for study and/or just for fun! Try out as many or as few as you like. Remember, the more you practice, the better you become!

:bulletgreen: Practice the "oven mitt" method seen here
:bulletgreen: Practice drawing 6 hands from different references and angles. After that, try drawing 6 hands from imagination! 
:bulletgreen: Practice drawing hands holding various objects. A staff or wand, cup, knife, flowers, maybe holding another person's hand, etc. 
:bulletgreen: Study the differences between male and female hands. Draw two hands (1 male, 1 female) side by side for comparison.
:bulletgreen: Creativity Challenge: Draw a pai
June 2015 challenge: Folds and FabricsHello everybody!
Hope you have a good time for Folds and Fabrics.
Here is the month selection:

Here's Da Rules
Same rules as always. 2 hour time limit! No tracing! No color picking from the original ref! Figure out your own colors. Make sure you include credit and links where you got your stock photo in the DA description. Not only do most stock provider want to be informed if there pictures are used, but for study reasons referencing to the original source is better for getting crits.
:star: When your done submit it to this folder here:
Also say a few words on your study in the description. Helps others when commenting on your work. Its always good to take a moment and reflect on your studies so you can better tackle and improve on those areas in the next study.

Stellar Tutorials

It is always interesting to see how other people do their art. Space Art Tutorial by CosmosKitty shows how gorgeous space art can be created with tradtional tools.Schiraki's Coloring tutorial walks you through of a process of creating realistic looking drawing with colored pencils and solvents. If watercolors are your weapon of choice, take a look how TrollGirl does Owl Watercolor Step-by-Step and learn how the magic happens. 

All tradtional artists know that after creating a master piece it can be devastating to see your drawing scanned: it often looks nothing like the orginal work. Tutorial of Fixing/Restoring Scans by TwilitTiger shows you how to fix the scans and restore their look closer to the original artwork!

Space Art Tutorial: Part 1 by CosmosKitty  coloring tutorial (colored pencil and solvents) by Schiraki  Owl Watercolor Step-by-step by TrollGirl  Tutorial - Fixing/Restoring Scans by TwilitTiger

A silly little tip: If you feel like nothing goes well when drawing, draw a while with your weaker hand. After that when drawing with your stronger hand, you're really good with it! Try at your own risk and do not blame me if it doesn't work... :giggle:

Twinkling Artworks

So far summer here in Finland has not been very summery. It has been cold and raining a lot. Luckily during the last couple of days our weather has shown some glimpses of summer mood so to maintain that mood, I am featuring traditional artworks with summery themes. 

Bring on Summer and Sunshine!

March - Coalesce by BlueRoseArkelle
YELLOW by OlivierBrisson
Fisherman's Alley by Jack-Lepper
A Day In The Mountains by ruseanna
Departure by CAMartin
Beginning of summer by rougealizarine
Lilies by Reluin
1st page by WolfGrin1
river by VityaR83
he loves me...not by snuapril01
Summer by Sukhotskaya

What's the weather looking like where you live?

Previous issues of Magpie's Nest:
Vol #1

Skin by Dan Leveille


:iconprojecteducate: :iconinternationalfaq: :iconcommunityrelations: :icontraditionalists: :iconunique-equines:

Llamas - You're Welcome!


Please do not thank me for the llama!
You're welcome!


Add a Comment:
Crowflux Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
Your artwork is absolutely gorgeous!
:iconblinkthanksfavplz: so much for the fav! I really appreciate it. :iconwaveyplz:
WarriorWolfsBane Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for being so nice! You actually care about the little people and that's awesome! :hug:
faolgarg Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for the faves, it's truly appreciated!
Woodswallow Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aah, thank you so much for watching me, I truly feel honoured! :la:
What a nice surprise!
Yours, Woodswallow
richardcgreen Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, THANKS SO MUCH for suggesting my DD.
Seems you have a certain soft spot for these birds, as do I.

Many, many thanks again...richard
Agaave Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! Yes, the topic was very much in my liking but it is was the style and technique I fell in love with. :aww:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...I truly admire your crow collection. We have lots of crows around here.
That's why I feed the song birds....
...and sometimes I give the crows my egg
yokes in the Winter.
kiwipok Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you very much for the fav!:heart:
Agaave Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :floating:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Thank You For The Fave3 by Andorada
Agaave Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :w00t:
Andorada Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
:D w00t!
rougealizarine Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving :)
Agaave Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :aww:
MilaKat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for Daily Deviation)
Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, it is a gorgeous painting and it was also interesting to see the sketches from the same location! :clap:
Mast1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Many thanks for such a great distinction :)
Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, your art is awesome! :aww:
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for faving! :hug:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :huggle:
TheFreaksWorld Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, i really appreciate it
Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, your style is awesome! :w00t:
Stranger-bot Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks :D :D :D :D :D
Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very very welcome! :aww:
seika Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015   Artist
thanks for the llama!

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