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

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Required Format

For individual art: Title of Art Piece/Artist/Gallery

  • Recommended by: Troper Name [1]
  • Description: Describe the art/artist here, maybe even add the actual description.
  • Comments: Be sure to add your opinion on the art/artist.
  • Tags: Add things like Darker and Edgier and Lighter and Softer here to describe the art/artist.

For artists: Name of Artist

  • Notable works and galleries.
  • Comments:

For galleries: (Name of gallery) by (name of artist)

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Individual works

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



  • 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.)
  • Tags: Scenery Porn. Misplaced Wildlife (I'm pretty sure Peacocks don't live in marshes.)

Breakthrough Eagle

the great bipartisan

Fight for Life

The Curse

Rebirth Flame

  • Recommended by: fawn
  • Description: Intricately detailed phoenix.
  • Tags: The Phoenix.

Enter the Mushroom Kingdom

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.
  • Tags: The moments in the series varies in the usual for the The Dresden Files Darker and Edgier to Lighter and Softer and in my personal opinion provides a new vision for vampires (Although these days there are so many representations of vampires that it's hard to keep track of what is and what isn't original!).



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



  • 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

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


  • 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.



Ganondorf's Girl

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



Paul Hanley



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




  • Recommended by: Nori Mori
  • 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.



  • Recommended by: Hotel California
  • Notable works: sky bridge, wreath girl, time.
  • Comments: Her unique art style needs to be seen. Her emphasis on bold lines and diversity of color gives off a dreamy and optimistic feeling to the viewer. Has a pseudo-Miyazaki touch to it.


Mike Mayhew

Leaf of Steel

Keith Thompson


Erik "Bloodyinkpen" Schoenek

Mario "Overheat" Wibisono


Arnold Tsang

Jade Law

Jo Pereira

Patrick Brown


  • 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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