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Animal Style is the artistic conversation of dA muro

Animal Style is a beta supergroup of deviants and deviantART administrators that work hand-in-hand to improve the functionality of our products before they are released to the public. Our goal is to develop a wide range of sophisticated products that serve and enrich the deviantART community-at-large. This Animal Style group consists of professional artists from a wide range of skills set, including Animation, Graphic Design, Graffiti, Scientific Illustration, Traditional Media, and User Interface (UI) design, to name a few. Although our styles are diverse, our objective is the same: to provide the deviantART community a platform to exhibit, promote, discover art and interact with millions of artists and other valuable clients worldwide.

We are dedicated contributors to this conversation by setting an example through our daily practice.

We invite you to join in the PRACTICE.

With respect,

Forest Stearns
Art Director of dA Brands

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The Professional works of the Animal Style Artists
I love painting large and it is always an honor to be asked by a wonderful organization to paint at their space and represent their community visually. This week I was asked to paint a piece in Oakland Chinatown at Lincoln Square. An amazing community center the has droves of smiling people enjoying the giant ship like playgrounds, the expansive b-ball courts, and sword fighting in the lawn bowling court, to name a few. The ages ranges from 1 to 100+ and all the folks were super stoked to see this painting in process. My good friend Christopher Mackessy, ( who took most of the photos for the deviantART Gear Shop,) is also a painter, As well as a teacher. He procured the walls through the community center with the blessings and we spent the last 2 days painting. Many of his students came out and we fitted them with brushes and oversized tee shirts and they went to town with our instruction.  With the help of these smiling pint sized 8 year old Picassos we crushed it with a mixture of spray paint and acrylic. Rocking a huge dragon undulating through the composition.  

Here is the piece at the end of the first session on Sunday with one of our little helpers from East Oakland named Charley. He was stoked to help make such a beautiful piece for his community. 

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The end of the second day I wrapped up the details and it is looking good!

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Here is a close up of the head of the Dragon!

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Let me know what you think about the piece and if you have ever donated your time to make public art for your community. 

Here is some more photos of the process.

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MyHeadWonders Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Interesting stuff!
jasinski Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Forest, here are a few First impression Feature requests (probably have already been asked for)…

Saving brush settings
Creating custom brushes
Gradient fill tool
Bigger brush sizes?
Can't seem to get the pressure sensitivity to work on my mac. I assume it's supported with the wacom button at the bottom?

Just a few of my thoughts on first using muro.
sahinduezguen Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist'd you put in the banner on the page???

looks great btw!
draweverywhere Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I know people who know people!
I-is-smart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
TMcLeod Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
When I saw the title of this group I automatically though of In-N-Out Burgers.
draweverywhere Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It is the Secret $#!7 !!!
TMcLeod Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I knew it!!
allixsenos Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
holy shit what a skin. $DEVlANT, what do you charge?
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