Artists' Highlights at C-Squared: @azbeen and @barbara-orenya

in art •  8 months ago 

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Artists' Highlights at C-squared

Hi everyone !

I've been spidering around Steemit's visual art spheres for a while now and it has always been a passion of mine to support, recognize, and highlight artists and their works :D

I will try to bring these highlights weekly or bi-weekly via C-Squared's platform, so you can browse and enjoy these beautiful talents we have on Steemit :)

Note: if you have an artist that you think should be appreciated more, let me know at any time :> You can leave a comment on these posts, and I will try to pick them up in future editions

@c-squared's ART CONTEST

Before we go to appreciate this week's artists, I want to grab your attention on @c-squared's FIRST EVER art contest ! You see that banner up there, the C2 logo? Don't you think we can highlight these artists with a better, snazzier, more artistic header??? :D :D :D

Check out THIS CONTEST, people! And participate! Total prize pool is 80 (EIGHTY) STEEMs ! So, it is well worth while your efforts to toss your hats into the ring :D :D :D

The deadline for entries is April 17th.

And now, onto this week's beautiful talents \o/~

Week 7 Artists


@azbeen, aka Aris Falegos, joined Steemit on 19 July 2017 and has been bringing a very unique style that is full with childlike joy and beautiful colours to our platform since :) Based in Greece, Aris is a professional game illustrator with the company Tamasenco, creating artworks for their mobile titles. Through their own words, they describe their style as:

My work is mostly character-centric and I love creating images that tell stories and appeal to children and the young at heart.

I love @azbeen's distinctive brand, which exudes gorgeous positivity, happiness, and adventures! :D If you are in the moods for some uplifting and charming artworks, a trip to @azbeen's blog will do you a lot of good :D

Here are a few examples from @azbeen's artworks:

Sneaky Fairy - This is only the first cute drawing of a series of wonderful characters that @azbeen created to send into adventures in our world :D You should try to follow this series since each post contains really magical narration of each character's personality and journeys :D :D :D

The series: Sneaky Fairy and then Sand Dragon and then Jeremy and then Forest furballs and Flying forest wizzles and Traveling birds and Fairy and the elongated dune cat and meditating rocks and bull-horned bringle and the tree of whispers and the bloomyn and the all seeing turtle and finally, Tom.

And at the completion of this project, @azbeen published a post with all of these really adorable characters together:

I was lucky that I had gotten to know @azbeen at the time and was following the magical journey :) I thought I should compile the experience for others who may have missed these wondrous and lovely creativity.

Teen Witch and Cat - Click this post to watch how @azbeen draws! Really cool video of their arting process inside !!! :D

The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe - And finally, one of my favourites from @azbeen's gallery is this beautiful illustration that they created for a comic book with Edgar Allan Poe as a character :D Absolutely gorgeous colours, masterful lighting, and if you click the link, you can see the entire process of the creation of this piece from the sketch to the finished!

I do encourage you to visit @azbeen's blog to discover their talents at your own time, since I believe it is one of the most darling galleries on Steemit :D


Barbara joined Steemit on 16 May 2017 and is another wonderful artists with a very unique style that brims with ample character, bubbling personalities, and whimsical colours ! She hails from Annecy, France, and she describes her artworks as:

I'm also an artist who commonly create a joyous life and colourful creatures, they are called The Wonkies, the Gougouttes, and so on!

On top of her illustrations and artworks, Barbara often posts about her love of beer, as well as beautiful photography of her home town, and her blog feels like a fairy tale hamlet, populated with gorgeous photos and fun-loving characters that roam and explore the world to have all sorts of happy and strange adventures :D

Here are a few examples of @barbara-orenya's offerings:

She and her bunny - This is a classic @barbara-orenya style, so to speak! Her beautiful character and paintings are done in such beautiful and childlike colours and they always exude a kind of feeling that makes them feel as if they belong in an illustrated fairy tale story books :D

Some warm memories - Barbara, from time to time, would share with us beautiful photographs from her home town in France, Annecy. She has a very special and distinctive edits that make her photography work seem like they are taken in a different world than ours.... A fantasy world of ethereal beauties and light~ * ___ *

Wooden puzzle box for a sweet girl - This is a puzzle made out of Barbara's painting on wooden pieces and she made it for Solea, her 4 years old goddaughter :) I melted when I saw this post because Barbara has been gifting Solea a painting for each birthday and so the little girl is growing a collection of Barbara's paintings, one for every year. Such a heart warming post! I can imagine when Solea grows up, she would be able to look back (one day), and see the collection of paintings, and she'd remember how very loved she is :)...

The post also shows the process of making this beautiful creation, and hands down, it is one of my favourite post ever from Barbara's blog (even though, really, I love most of her posts XD;;;;)

So that's the seventh pair for these periodical highlights from C-squared featured artists :D

If you have been living under a rock, @c-squared is a group launched to promote manual curations of quality contents off Steemit. We browse all genres and categories and we welcome everyone to contribute and highlight underrated posts through manual curations. Join the discord ! Join the appreciation of others ! Anyone can curate \o/

The format of this thing might change in the future since I am very new at this so let me know any tips for improvements !

Much love,

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Log of previous issues

Issue 1: @Arrr and @thilah
Issue 2: @EdgarUVM and @Zsolt.Vidak
Issue 3: @chrisdyer and @sanderjansenart
Issue 4: @elenasteem and @patschwork
Issue 5: @nyarlathotep and @carlgnash
Issue 6: @mikkolyytinen and @nekromarinist

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Hello @c-cubed, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!

That is awesome :)

i love these two so much :D :D :D aaaaaaaaaa yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay~

Ahhh! Both of their illustration works are so happy and fun and cheerful. Very nice to see :).

Ooh..I feel much honored and delighted by your presentation, many thanks @veryspider !
and a pleasure to discover the artist @azbeen I didn't know also ^_^ So many talents here and so little time to browse indeed !
So thanks again for your magnificent work of curation @veryspider, and the support of @c-squared & @c-cubed ! 😘

I am happy if I can support talents like yours, Barbara <3 !!!!

  ·  8 months ago (edited)

Really nice artz! Gonna read this highlights. Gotta give some follows. <3

Wow! it's such an honor to be featured among another great artist.. @barbara-orenya is doing some awesome work and I've been following her for a while. Thanks @veryspider for the awesome job. It's seem like you've been following my work closely and I really appreciate that.