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Undiscovered Gems (63)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 5:11 PM

With the launch of the "Undiscovered" browsing option AND the new #SketchThis Daily Challenge, there are a TON of awesome artworks I've been finding and admiring, and I just have to share them with you guys.  I'm going to be splitting this up from here out, to make it easier for you guys to tell everything apart.

I WILL be taking suggestions for this series, as well, so if you discover something while browsing the bowels of dA that you think needs to be shared, please send me ( betwixtthepages ) a note titled Undiscovered Gems.

Undiscovered Gems (63)


bird by MartaSyrko Winter dog by Kot-Filemon At The Shore by MarcoHeisler
It's dangerous to go alone... by studioofmm 365daysofsketches - day 310 by RobertoGatto The Chameleon by EclipxPhotography


ElsewhereI do not cede your life to you.
All things begin in my aching bed.
Baristas, starmen, nothing has survived the light.
The living lose their space to me.
The last fond ritual before the ghosts will be allowed their speech
is the moment that I really live, when I breed all neurotic wants at once:
to king, to beggar, to whore out every figure
yet to be betrayed by gross approximation
and dumbly muddled by these dumb fingers.
The all important touch is just a disillusioned brute
hanging like an ugly halo around an arbitrary mass
that hosts your hidden magic.
And I kill the world to have it.
What bizarre and dissolute intelligence births itself in a hot smear of thought,
infests the throbbing slums of my sentience with ideas,
hungers and machinates for a free and unkempt soul,
reams into the deep darknet to damn my lazy search for hell,
or no, but to illuminate this damning of my design
and uncouple me from centuries of tiresome ontologies?
I’ve waited for the searing sign to emblaze
  dissapore                  smeared like bad makeup,
    this Facade glides in slow-motion
             on my trickling cheek,
             ticking like arcade tokens,
   like a lack of sleep.
i leave my fingerprints
    behind on Your skin
and                                  fade You away.
        beautiful deconstruction,
   form in a heap
of smudges on a crystal disk, combined,
       death by erosion,
marks the toil of
             mature sandcastles
         disa-pour from my mouth
           like hurrying saliva.

chronicthis linear progression of pain is inevitable,
an afterthought attached to an Armageddon
of perpetuation. see, these cells
fight those cells and put the rest of me
inside a cage
that even the prescribed pills can't unlock.
I've choked on my own illusions long enough
to know reality when it slinks in
wearing its superiority
like a black hat, velvet lined and tall. 
these are the days I don't escape,
the days I wave the white flag
like a civilian before the cannons.
on these days, tomorrow 
is the enemy and the question
is whether or not I'll face it.

2015 11 18 1730the deaths of my children
wake me at night: thunder
and the rain doesn't stop
it makes their graves soft
but they can't tell
and i'm countries away
counting the flowers i've stopped placing on their graves
little fishing lines
bob in the water
and the city lights are dull.
  Where the Dead Sleep"Tam."
He heard the whisper, but detected no movement in any of the seven tubes. Life signs remained null. No one was awake, but he knew what he had heard. It sent a chill through him.
"Shut up, Tam, and pass the damn wrench."
Tam Sutherland continued to stare at the Sleepers through the silver glow of the stasis field. The repairs had been slow, and his partner, a woman with maddening resolve, had decided talk was bothersome. It didn't matter they were the only two awake on the blasted moon. Dr. Stanton wanted nothing to do with him.
"The sooner we finish, the sooner you can go home and I can get back into meditation," she had said.
Well, Tam didn't want to go back just yet. The Sleepers had gone into stasis nearly three centuries before after the infection nearly wiped out the colony. At the time, most of their scientists and doctors were dead, and those who were left were ill equipped to fight both the parasites and the deadly radiation that trailed in the wake of the sister planet.


Gasshopper EDI by liquibeing Landscape (15 min challenge) by IResARTS SKETCH A TREE by pmMickey 
SketchBook Challenge by KACItheCAT Puff the magic dragon by Camomilla72 SPIRIT ANIMAL by AmyLouMoo
SKETCH YOUR HAND by greymanart CITYSCAPE AT SUNSET by hjkyoung darkness  by raulramirez87 

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I hope you found something here to fall in love with and admire!  Please show your support by +faving or commenting on these beautiful pieces--and don't forget, I'm taking suggestions for pieces to feature in the future!

My Heart

:heart: You're lovely. You go out of your way to use your manners, to leave thoughtful comments, and to be an inspiring member of the deviantART community (whichever community you cater to). I respect and admire everything you do. We all know you're wonderful, but in case you've forgotten for a moment, here's a reminder: You own land in my heart. :heart:


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mizu-shimma Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for adding Twelve Dancing Princesses to your collection! :heart:

:heart:Twelve Dancing Princesses by mizu-shimma  :heart:
betwixtthepages Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!  It reminded me of a book I finished recently--and it's gorgeous.  :heart:
siren-crypt Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for adding me to your watchlist. <3
betwixtthepages Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Estheryu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
very nice gallery!
nice to meet you here!
have a nice day!:love:
betwixtthepages Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it! :heart:
ShadowWorldRed Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Elizabeth, thank you so much for including Ascension I. in today's selections at LitRecognition! :tighthug: 

I've been on an emotional roller coaster since writing that poem, which is really the first bit of writing I've done here that I feel runs deeply through me. I continue to write daily, much of my work being driven by my very special muse! 

I look forward to the continued growth of LitRecognition, and I'll always scout for suggestions, and to participate in group activities in the future. :nod: Thanks again! :hug:

betwixtthepages Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so, so very welcome hon!  Congratulations. :heart:
ShadowWorldRed Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you again! :heart:
live-haunted Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch and the faves!!!
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