Euclase

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Fan
Name: Elicia Donze
Alias(es): Euclase, Licia, keyblackfox (older tumblr handle)
Type: artist
Fandoms: SPN, Star Wars, Star Trek, House, M.D.,
Communities: Tumblr, Twitter
Other:
URL: on Deviantart, on Tumblr, @eliciadonze on Twitter
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Elicia Donze, who went for a very long time by the alias Euclase, is a very well known fanartist who is mostly active in Supernatural and Star Wars fandoms. She is known for her photorealistic paintings. They are often so similar to the template that some fans accused her of cheating.[1]

Despite these accusations, she often posts in-progress pics and shows how she uses references to inform her work.[2] She is an avid activist, and will often post advice to artists on her blogs encouraging them to keep drawing. She also gave an interview on the OTW's blog, posted on May 28, 2017.[3]

On 27 June 2014 she temporarily made her art unavailable after receiving anon hate, leading many to believe that she had left the fandom.[4] This caused a huge stir in the SPN fandom, with many fans sending her support, condemning online bullies, and asking others to support fanartists more. Euclase explained one day later that she only meant to take a break, but then deleted the post.[5] Anons at Fail_Fandomanon described her as wanky, pointing to previous flounces and her refusal to turn off anon commenting despite receiving anon hate on her Tumblr.[6]

She was intervied in OTW Guest Post: Euclase in 2017.

Reviews

digital painting of a Teen Wolf character; one of many photorealistic portraits by Elicia Donze
This person is effing amazing. When I saw her art for the first time, I literally could not believe it was real. When you consider how much time, effort, practice, technicality, sweat, blood, and tears go into a piece, and then see that that amount goes for every. single. effing. painting. that. user. has. made.[7]
there’s something about euclase’s art that sort of mystifies me. i don’t know. it’s so, so, so detailed, it’s almost unreal. she’s a master of lighting and portrait. her fan art concepts are gorgeous. everything she did was worthy. i thought she deserved to be on museum walls. if you’ve ever seen her art you know that it’s not fucking around. it’s some seriously work. [8]
Your art is AMAZING! I am not saying this because everyone else is, or because it is the right thing to do. I am saying this becaus eit is amazing. Pure and simple. I have never seen such perfect pieces of art that had every stroke, colour, and brush accurate to make piece of work which look as highly defined as a HD Photograph.[9]

References

  1. see, for example, the reactions to her placing high in a contest described here
  2. A tweet showing Elicia's progress on a portrait
  3. Guest Post: Euclase
  4. post by snowlantern, 27 June 2014
  5. post on dA: "It was an Epic Flounce That Wasn't, but even so, I'm absolutely floored by your support and thank you all so much for all of your amazing messages. I feel simultaneously embarrassed that I inadvertently misled people but so enormously touched by your concern and passion for my well-being that I can't be bothered to fret too much because you're the most excellent followers anyone could ask for. <3 "; post on Tumblr by Elicia: "I sincerely apologize for any drama this has caused. I never meant it to skyrocket like this. I ask you to please stop spamming my name to celebrities on Twitter, please stop blaming each other, and please don’t make hasty judgments. Fandom is full of so many wonderful people, and I am staggered by your kindness and humbled that I could help you all find a voice in a fight against bullying (and to support your fellow artists!), but I would appreciate it very much if you could do your best not to make things worse when your intentions are so good. I will see you soon."; posted 28 June 2014. This post had been deleted as of 29 June 2014.
  6. fail-fandomanon. thread started 2014-06-28, accessed 29 June 2014
  7. post by silverlyblue, June 27 2014
  8. post by bootywolves, June 27 2014
  9. post by nannonblr, 27 June 2014