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In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.

Introducing elsevilla


Hola, Hector is my name (AKA elsevilla), I'm a comic artist and illustrator from Mexico and I've been a member of DeviantArt for the past 12 years. I have done works for major companies all thanks to the community that spreads the word and cares for my work. I love coffee and peanut butter on bread! I wouldnt be here if it wasnt for my parents and the DeviantArt community, that always keep me focused in right direction. I just want to say thank you guys, for making my dreams come true.

November 2014

Deviousness Award Winner

Hector, better known as elsevilla, is one of DeviantArt's most recognizable artists. A professional, talented individual and long-time deviant, Hector's art has been a standard in the community for years. He is a shining example of a kindred spirit, friendly and welcoming to everyone he encounters, offering tips and resources, and regularly livestreaming his creative process, giving artists of all kind the opportunity to learn.

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Sevilla has always been a huge inspiration not only for being incredibly talented, having worked for big name companies such as Konami, but because despite that, he remains incredibly friendly and helpful, breaking the preconception that "big name" artists don't have the time to engage with the community. He's also always offering a very personal and honest opinion about current topics in his journal, which is always interesting to read. Congratulations Hector! You deserve it!

I don't believe it would be a stretch to say that elsevilla is one of those artists that many are inspired by. His mastery of his medium and attention to the finer details bring each one of his pieces to life in ways that truly captures the viewers attention. His exceptional artwork is definitely worthy of your time!

He was one of the first artists I discovered in the online world of manga and anime. I was a fan of the tv shows and when I discovered I could watch them online, I dedicated my hours to do so, then tried to find the images of the main characters I loved from them. Thats when i found DeviantArt in 2005 and then BooM his amazing art captivated me! I remember I left some comments on them on my old account and he always had the time to reply.  It was just a hobby for him back then Wow!.  I was even more impressed because he was a Mexican artist, I barely find latin americans here as me, so another Star! on my wall for that too. Now I wait every week to the upcoming release of his works to feature them in my groups, hoping to captivate more followers of his works.  I find myself watching his live drawings sessions in his Livestream channel and wow! He knows exactly how to work, fast, he ends up making huge changes in the end and the outcome is even better Love The faces and body shape of his characters is what I love most about them. The colors and expressions in their faces are just incredibly detailed, especially the wicked ones, that are full of attitude and maybe a spicy look in their eyes :D (Big Grin) I am a Lovers/Couples artworks lover, and he has the best ones for me.

elsevilla is a force that genuinely pulls you away from the ground, to the magical heights of the skies and makes you fly into another dimension of art. Hector is a person that tries different concepts from Dragons to octopus to Chin Li Fan Art to the finest manga/anime arts you will see on DeviantART. Hector is really someone who amazes me every single time with his amazing and highly diversified ARTS.

Hector was one of the first deviants I came across that deeply inspired me to become a better artist when I first joined deviantART. The sheer amount of fun details and colors he puts into each of his works never ceases to awe me, and he continues to evolve as an artist over the years. Even at his level of popularity on deviantART, Hector also still takes the time to share his artistic insight with his followers. deviantART is better for having such an amazing individual among its ranks.

I watched elsevilla even before deviantART existed. Hector is an artist that always strives for improvement, switching from traditional to digital and finding his own unique style. He's never afraid to speak his mind and share what he knows. He's always willing to give tips and he's always got great anime recommendations!

Hector's work has always been outstanding, not only for his artwork but what he has contributed to the community. He was already a deviant before I joined deviantART and by the time I decided I wanted to enter this professional art journey, he already had been working on his. 10 years ago, his art blew my mind, and nowadays he keeps being the inspiration for many people. He is a very crazy person with amazing ideas and incredible talent and I hope he continues to be crazy for many more years to come.

When people talk about style and Latin talent, the name Hector Sevilla is one of the first that comes to mind. His style is so recognizable and is one of the first reasons that brought me to DeviantART. It is not necessary to read his name besides an image to know that it is his. As any big artist, his style speaks for him and transforms into his best presentation card, compressing in just one image western culture, oriental expressiveness and Latin sensibility. Is an honor to consider him as a friend and colleague and I'm lucky to be testifing of his growing as an artist - to become one of the greats of today.

Congratulations to elsevilla!

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I'm the Director of Community Operations here at deviantART, which means I oversee the day to day running of the community, which includes the Help Desk, CEA Team as well as the Chat & Forums. I believe that community development is something that's an approach not a department, and after working a number of years leading local government projects as a community education worker, it's a dream job to combine my love of art and community development here at deviantART. I work alongside Heidi, our VP of Marketing and Moonbeam13, who is our Director of Community Relations.

I'm passionate about empowering artists through philanthropic opportunities, and have a particular love of tattoo culture and artwork that's inspired by music.

As part of my role at deviantART I have the honour of selecting Senior deviants as well as the Deviousness Award recipients.

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Nicookiie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your pictures is beautifulPoking Mashiro Icon 
StonedGato Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello!!! :wave:
you and I have both been here on DA for 11 years!! WOW
Yay!!! hehe
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KitsuneHebi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww how lovely pictures ^^
Inkyfan2342 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Artist
give me points 196
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