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As promised! Not entirely a tutorial but I trust this to be useful. Here's a fair share of my mindset when drawing backgrounds.

If you're tempted to try backgrounds but avoid them in fear of failure, start by realizing that there's no failure in trying. Take it easy, go with something simple, loosen up those shoulders and draw! Remember you don't have to show it to anyone unless you want their feedback.

Think 3D

Keep in mind that nothing you draw is flat and mostly everything has more than one plane. A common mistake is to allow the lighting that comes from a certain point to affect everything 'that is next to it'. This isn’t always right. Whatever stands in the way of something will steal its chance to be lighted and will be, instead, shadowed. Play close attention to your surroundings IRL, play with a desk lamp or your phone's flashlight and put things around and look at how the shadows lay on top of other objects.

Avoid patterns
Avoid drawing something that goes looking exactly the same across the drawing. Make it look different as you repeat it, especially if it’s taking distance away from the viewer. Better yet, draw it scarcely and vary the setting with other things.

Compare the left side from the right side of each drawing:

HeartGold by Joyfool Oras by Joyfool

Colors and Distance
Other than becoming smaller, farther elements tend to be less saturated and much less detailed. These variations of colors and sizes makes up the illusion of depth. 

The-Root-Route by Joyfool

Involving a character in setting
The lighting of the setting can make a difference in whether the character really IS there. In settings of night time, a character’s colors are slightly darker and highlighted with the setting’s lights, be it blue, purple, green... I tend to draw and color characters as they are and later alter their colors to fit their surroundings by changing the color balance and hue.

Kingdom by Joyfool

Foreground and whatever steps nearer to the viewer will also give a feeling of depth and insert the character in the setting, it removes a feeling of flatness.

Partyland by Joyfool 
Reiyaa by Joyfool MiiyukiChan by Joyfool

Drawing crowded places is exactly what it seems, there's no shortcut to having to draw a bunch of people but you can make the task easier when you avoid drawing them as detailed as the characters who should be in the spotlight (simply take away something of them that won’t allow them to grab as much attention) I either don't draw them eyes or color them differently.
Seizui-3 by Joyfool New Day by Joyfool Plaza by Joyfool

Perspective (I honestly tried avoiding mentioning it but it’s a must!)

Think of perspective like anatomy. Like learning human/animal anatomy for your characters and their pets, dedicate some time to draw the anatomy of places. Time invested in the practice of perspective is time well spent. And just like character’s expressions, places have moods; in cases, a good background will compliment your characters.

What’s so vital about perspective are the vanishing points. Vanishing points make everything in a setting coincide and therefore look realistic. The angle you illustrate the concept can make the drawing look more dramatic. There are plentiful sources around the internet on perspective so I will not teach any here.

Perspective 730 by Joyfool 

At least one or two vanishing points will be far off from your drawing area. Placing vanishing points too close will cause everything to look exaggeratedly warped,which is not bad, but not always desired. Just resize your canvas to be much bigger, place your points down, sketch, and crop.

New-Day by Joyfool Kamix-Kali by Joyfool

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For what's remaining of November 2015 I will give constructive feedback to those who'd like it.
If you'd like me to help you with a background, comment or note me; I'll be happy to help! :)

Beta Launch: Notes Search

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 12:26 PM by danlev:icondanlev:

One of the most highly requested features is now here: the ability to search notes! Notes search allows you to do things like:

  • Find all notes you’ve sent to a specific deviant

  • Find all notes from a deviant that contain a keyword

  • Search for a keyword within a custom folder

  • Find all unread notes

  • Search your drafts

To search your notes, simply enter a keyword in the search box. You can also use the advanced search dropdown to filter your search results.

During the initial launch, only the past year of your notes will be searchable.

Try it out!

Beta Testers, we need your help in testing notes search! Try searches you normally would, and then try some really advanced searches.

  • Search using advanced operators

  • Search within custom folders

  • Search to and from specific deviants

  • Try searching, and then editing your queries

  • Try browsing results and selecting notes

Visit Your Notes

Bugs can be reported in the Notes Search project or as a comment on this article.

Capturing Change

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 1:03 PM
Og-preview by marioluevanosFour Deviants get game changing cameras from Sony for a collaborative assignment: Show us how your cities have changed from the past, for the present and into the future!

Miguel Santos

São Joaquim, Brazil

The most experience photographer of the group, Miguel has been a photographer for over 15 years, starting with a film camera and then moving to digital five years later. With the goal of featuring the past, present, and future of Brazil in this project, he traveled to smaller and lesser-known cities to capture the beauty and the chaos within his country.

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Olivia Michalski

Bochum, Germany

As a photographer, Olivia works to bring the beauty of the world around her into her photographs, and use her pictures to tell a story. A photographer and deviant for 5 years, she’s become a highly regarded member of the DeviantArt photography community with her careful and serene macro photography. While she usually focuses on nature photography, for this project she widened her view to capture her changing city of Bochum, Germany.

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Khuram Lawrence

Dubai, U.A.E.

A photographer for five years, Khuram has become an integral part of the street photography community on DeviantArt, winning the Deviousness Award in February 2015. Whether he’s shooting the citizens of Dubai or urban cats, Khuram has the ability to capture little slices of life in each his photographs.

E 55–210 mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
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Bruno Lindentals

San Salvador, El Salvador

Starting with an early camera phone 7 years ago, Bruno became enraptured with photography. His photographs have become favorites of the DeviantArt community as he grew in ability and artistic vision. When his camera of choice fell apart, he was able to start anew with the Sony Alpha. While he’s always told beautiful stories within each of his photographs, this has been the largest scale project he’s worked on.

Four Deviants get game changing cameras from Sony for a collaborative assignment:

Show us how your cities have changed from the past, for the present and into the future!

Do people change cities;

or do cities change people?

Day 3 by Z-Nous
Night at the Museum by freMDart Hide and Seek by Rebeca-Cygnus
Watter shadows. by Phototubby Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.. by Etimasia
6.20 by KonradB
Ellis by dark--shepherd svjetlost by aerendial
Stop by dica-ambien
memory of light by LostOneself Lake Divination by intao
The moon touches your shoulder by anaPhenix
le soleil que le brouillard efface by VisitingFahrrad Fading Away by Mrs-White
sad piano by christian-richter
Trying to forget you by Dream-traveler See Things Clearer by yamyamART all by myself by aglayan-agac
Roar ! by Mijagiphotography
forgotten land... by Yokofashion Album by KonradB
The Bride of Frankestein by Pidimoro
Echoes. by a3t3rnum Conspiracy by Andaelentari my mothers mirror by devilicious
Das Leben brennt mir von der Seele... by Saffella


Community Week
Heya, people! I'm back again with a new article/tutorial. The Watercolor Guide For Beginners Part 2! Since I submitted part one, I received very good feedback, so I decided to make another part for you guys. I hope you like this one too! This part will mainly include how to start off with watercoloring, setting up your workspace, precautions, and a glimpse of Part 3!


The Index:

To make every topic clear and concise, I'll be dividing the article into the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Starting off with watercolors
  • Setting up your workspace
  • Precautions to be remembered
  • Glimpse of the next issue New
  • A word for Thanks!

So let's GO!



After you've read my Part one of Watercolor Guide For Beginners, you must have got a bit of idea of how various watercolors differ from each other and how to choose your preferred type of paper to work on. In this edition we'll learn more of the basics of starting your journey with watercolors, i.e. making your workspace, maintaining it, precautions while dealing with watercolors while you're painting and more! So keep reading the article to gain more knowledge of watercolors!

Starting Off With Watercolors:

  • Painting 
As mentioned in my earlier tutorial, watercolors are water-based colors that you can use to paint on your desired types of papers. These can be hot-pressed, cold-pressed or textured papers. In general, hot pressed papers give a smooth, less textured surface for painting and cold pressed papers give a rough, textured surface for painting. This means that hot pressed papers offer less resistance (hence less absorption of water) to your paint and cold press offer more resistance (hence considerable amount of water is absorbed) leading to great texture implementation of your painting! One more thing to remember while painting is how much water is needed for the type of painting:

  • Background
If you are choosing a scenery with daylight, then the amount of water used in the background shall be more according to the color/shade and if the scene is in dusk, the amount of water used should be less according to the shade/color. Why did I mention according to shade/color ? This was because warm colors (black, brown, red, orange, yellow) have a high impact on the vision of the viewer and hence need to be used with a limited amount of water; whereas the cool colors ( shades of blue and green) have a generalized impact on the vision of the viewer and hence can be used with a great amount of water!

  • Main Character
In a painting, if main characters are humans, then you have to take care that the shade used for various parts of the body should match with the actual natural colors of the humans. A common mistake that people do with the shade of the skin is that they use the shades of ORANGE rather than shades of BROWN for the skin. This happens because the shade of orange is more closer to the shade of the skin and hence we find it more appropriate, but actually the correct shade to be used should be of a brown origin! This doesn't mean that one can't use orange for shading the skin, it can be used as a mid-tone for enhancing the visual impact of the artwork!

One important thing to remember is that the more water you add to a particular shade, the lighter it becomes!

  • Textures
With the coming of watercolors, comes the addition of 'Textures' in a given painting. The textures enhance the beauty of your painting and also increase your painting's visual impact on the viewers. The textures can be made using a variety of items available at home. However, for some acids you may have to try going to a market!

minions animated GIF

Some of the texture making substances are listed with their effects on water color in the given tutorial by the Heartawesome hatefueled and DragondustHeart Their tutorials are simple, easy to learn and concise! Do have a look at the below mentioned tutorials!

Watercolour Texture Techniques by hatefueled 

I hope that the types of textures are clear to you by the above tutorials!

  • Brush Strokes
In painting with watercolors, there are various brushes that you can use. In the previous article, I gave examples of various brushes that can be used for painting. Now, I'll show you what type of stroke each one gives:

  1. Flat Brush Strokes: (credit:…)

2. Round Brush Strokes(credit:…)

3.Bright Brush Strokes (credit:…)

4.Filbert Brush Strokes  (credit:…)
Ronda Palazzari Filbert Paintbrush

5.Fan Brush Strokes:
Ronda Palazzari Fan Paintbrush

6. Script/ Rigger Brush Strokes 
Ronda Palazzari Script Paintbrush

All the strokes :

Ronda Palazzari Paint Brush Shapes
Ronda Palazzari Paint Brush Shapes

I hope the first part is clear to all of you! And also I hope I'm being clear and concise till now!


Setting Your Workspace:

In the previous article of mine, I showed you how to set up your painting stuff in an assorted box, now you'll learn to set up your workspace. After knowing and starting off with watercolors, it is important to set up your workspace - an area where you paint and keep all your needed accessories for painting. It holds all your papers, brushes, paints, containers, etc. The essential items that you need to have before starting painting are listed below:

  • A clean desk
  • A spare cloth (for emergency of water spilling)
  • A spare newspaper (for cleanliness)
  • A water container 
  • A box for brushes
  • A paint box
  • A box for papers
  • A masking tape (for sticking the working paper)
(CREDITS:… ,… ,…)

The method for setting up the workspace is as follows:
1) Have a clean desk, polish/wipe it with the spare cloth
2) Spread the newspaper on the desk
3) Make separate compartments/areas for paints, palettes, etc.
4) Put the brush box and water container in the periphery of the main area.
5) Spread the working paper in the center
6) Tape it along the corners to prevent paint overflow
7) Your workspace is ready!


Precautions To Be Remembered:

Given below are some instructions that shouldn't be forgotten while starting to paint:

  • Don't forget to spread the newspaper on your desk. It increases the security when paints spill.
  • Never leave the lid of paints open, they may get squashed by an unknown entity
  • For water-spill safety, use spill resistant containers:

  • Don't leave your paint tubes in a hot environment for long time, they may react weirdly!
  • Don't forget to have a spare cloth with you, it helps in cleaning excess water!
  • Don't leave your brushes with paint dry in the open, this would reduce their performance!
  • Don't leave pan paints wet in moist surroundings for a long time!
  • Don't overuse water on paper, it may blot like hell

  • Remember all of this! :) (Smile)

So these were some of the main precautions to remember! And this brings us to the conclusion of this article! Thank you soo much! Oh wait....there's more!

New Glimpse of the next issue! New

The next issue will cover the following topics :

  • Watercoloring basics
  • Making a rough sketch
  • Base painting
  • Shading!

For more info and questions, you are free to note me up! You may also ask in the comments if you have any queries! :confused: rvmp  

A word Of Thanks!

I thank all of you, my friends, the editors, the advisers and all the other staff people for helping me out in bringing up this article! If you hadn't been there, this article wouldn't have been a successful one! KEEP BEING AWESOME!

article written by Tudalia for projecteducate's Community Week

Thank You



Hello. Are you struggling with perspective and/or making a perspective grid? Well today, I am going to teach you how to make an EASY perspective grid in Adobe Photoshop CS6.  

:note: This can work on any Adobe Photoshop Software. And I am also not sure if this'll work with other programs just to clarify.

  1. Open (if you have Photoshop) Photoshop

2. Make any size document you want. 

3. Draw a nice straight line in the middle of the canvas or wherever you want it. That'll act as your horizon line!

Horizon Line: The Horizon Line (in Perspective) is the level at where your eyes are focusing. For example
Perspective Photo3 by iingo

As you can see with this photo, the middle area of the photo is the Horizon Line and you cannot see anything else past it. It's where your eye level is at currently as the clouds above is basically the Worm's Eye View while looking at the road below you is a semi Bird's Eye View.


The Vanishing Point: That's is where you'll be able to see where the perspective line come to you from the horizon line.

1 by iingo

Here is a line I drew in the middle of the canvas on Photoshop. As you can see, that is the Horizon Line currently. 

4. Use the Polygon Tool

This is a very IMPORTANT part of making the perspective grid.

2 by iingo
  • Go to the Rectangle Tool next to the Path Selection Tool and right click (or click the tiny triangle) and you'll see different options. Click the Polygon tool! 

5. Make sure you're on the right settings.

Now when using the Polygon Tool, you need to make sure you have the right settings. 

3 by iingo
  • Make sure you are on Shape. The Shape act as a Vector which means adjusting it will keep the same pixels as you transform it. You can also choose path or pixels, but shape is the most recommended.
  • Look for the Gear icon on the tool bar after clicking the Polygon Tool.
4 by iingo

  • Click on the gear's tiny triangle and then you will see different options to choose. Choose the star option.
    • Note :note:, on older versions on Photoshop, the gear doesn't exist. To find the box with the star option, click on the upside down triangle and then you will see the option to change it.

  • Be sure you have your stroke and fill on and both with the same color. You can also have any thick line size you want. I would recommend using 1-3pt if you want to see your lines nice, thin, and easy to see. 
5 by iingo

6 by iingo

  • Change the sides to 100. That way you can have the most lines possible to create a good looking grid. You can have the option to have less lines.
  • Change the indent size to 99%. It cannot go any higher than 99%. 
  • As the picture says, make sure the indent size is at 99%, otherwise your indent size will create a thicker middle section and the lines will not be straight out thin.
  • Once it's at 99%, you'll get lines that look
7 by iingo
As you can see, the middle area is a very small circle. That can aid you when making a perspective grid.

5. Now to make the perspective grid

  • Let's make a One-Point Perspective Grid first

Drag your mouse on the horizon line wherever you want the dot to be. That will act as your vanishing point.

8 by iingo

NOW YOU HAVE AN EASY ONE-POINT PERSPECTIVE GRID! :) But what if you want a Two-Point Perspective Grid?

  • Making a Two-Point Perspective Grid

This process is actually very easy!

  • Zoom out your canvas (if you're close to canvas) so that you can see the negative space out of the canvas. You can either use the Navigator Icon or the Magnifying Glass to Zoom out. 
  • Luckily the Shape Vector can help you see where your lines are at. 
  • Drag your mouse to create lines that can fill the canvas far from the canvas.
9 by iingo

10 by iingo
  • Duplicate your polygon using Ctrl J and press the shift tool to move the layer straight to the other side of the outside space of the canvas to make the lines connect.

Now that you have a Two-Point Perspective, you can create perspective boxes and triangles and many more shapes

11 by iingo
Here's an example of what I drew with the grid! 


You can duplicate one of the layers of the polygon and move it over the canvas or under it. And you'll get this in the end

12 by iingo

You can make as many perspective points as you need just by using that easy method! 

13 by iingo

Here's a nice 4-Point Perspective Grid I made.

Here's a picture school building I made using the easy method.5copy by iingo

I hope this method helped you out.

Thank you for reading. :heart:

So heres a little update for u guys. Imma be casual on this okay (Not)

ME AND HEAVEN ARE BACK TOGETHER *cries tears of joy*

Also shes just taking a break for a while so she'll be back soon

Pimps and Whoas - November 24, 2015

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 11:08 AM

Daily Paint #1095. Cats VS. Cucumbers by Cryptid-Creations

News from the Team

:bulletpurple: Beta Preview of Watch 2.0
:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - November 2015
:bulletpurple: Holiday Card Project 2015!
:bulletpurple: Thank you SingingFlames
:bulletpurple: Thank You namenotrequired
:bulletpurple: The Good Dinosaur Fan Art Contest Winners
:bulletpurple: The Last Witch Hunter Contest Winners

Official Contests

All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all DeviantArt sponsored contests.
:flagus: denotes US only contest

:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge 125 - Music - Deadline November 30, 2015
:bulletpink: (Australia Only) Halo 5 - Guardians Fan Art Contest - Deadline December 12, 2015

Sketch This

:bulletgreen: SketchThis -foureyes
:bulletgreen: SketchThis
:bulletgreen: Sketch This - I want to see your dreams! :D
:bulletgreen: Sketch This Showcase, Vol. 2
:bulletgreen: Sketch This Showcase, Vol. 3
:bulletgreen: Sketch This Spotlight

Informative News & Events

:bulletblue: Artistle Secret Santa 2015
:bulletblue: photographers Channel Guidelines
:bulletblue: 10 Artists Tips: Productivity
:bulletblue: About writing
:bulletblue: Are you Dialed-In on Continued Education?
:bulletblue: Are you hanging in there?
:bulletblue: Artisan Crafts Contests and Events
:bulletblue: Challenges Around DeviantArt: November Feature
:bulletblue: Contest Tiems!
:bulletblue: DeviantArt Holiday Art Swap 2015!
:bulletblue: Digital Dolls Contest! - Now With Entries!
:bulletblue: How DA Stole Christmas: Contest
:bulletblue: How Do YOU Survive NaNoWriMo?
:bulletblue: How to be a street photographer in four lessons
:bulletblue: Monday Discussions - Anime and Mangas
:bulletblue: NaNoWriMo Links and Guides: Revamp 2015
:bulletblue: November 2015 Literature News
:bulletblue: November: Loving Angels
:bulletblue: Photography Newsletter
:bulletblue: Photomanipulation News November 2015
:bulletblue: Project Comment - November Newsletter
:bulletblue: Quick Tips: Literature Formatting on DA
:bulletblue: Reading List: Articles, Tutorials, Editorials
:bulletblue: Recipe challenge November
:bulletblue: Still life challenge November
:bulletblue: The Thanksgiving Note Project 2015
:bulletblue: Traditional Threes: Contest #1
:bulletblue: What do you want to see from CRLit?
:bulletblue: WINNERS - All Hallow's Tales 2015
:bulletblue: Secret Santa 2015/2016
:bulletblue: Contest | Birds in Flight
:bulletblue: Comment Outreach - Raise Awareness + Contest!

Features & Interviews

:bulletred: Browsing by Newest v29, +SketchThis Highlights
:bulletred: 15 Under 15 Feature 11
:bulletred: 30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume XXIX
:bulletred: Awesome photography V
:bulletred: Best of the Week - 032
:bulletred: Confessions of a Landscape Junkie ~ Vol. 9
:bulletred: CV Features - Macro
:bulletred: Fabulous Photography Feature
:bulletred: Feature Friday - Edition #1
:bulletred: Features From Week 45
:bulletred: Getting to Know YOU! #2
:bulletred: NOW CLOSED: Gifts from Dreamland Charity Collab
:bulletred: I Spy Five IV Community Feature Project
:bulletred: Fan Art Friday: Avatar LOK
:bulletred: Infinity Gravity #9
:bulletred: Inspiration Station: aartika-fractal-art
:bulletred: Love DA Lit: Issue 223
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol. 186
:bulletred: Manga #42
:bulletred: Monday Pixel Madness #44
:bulletred: Nature Photo Contest 2015
:bulletred: Nom Nom 88!
:bulletred: Photography Exposed: Food and Drink
:bulletred: Photography Interviews: Macro
:bulletred: Progressive Saturday Night (v.73)
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol508
:bulletred: Sci-fi Feature #30
:bulletred: Senior Selections #73
:bulletred: Small Worlds - Part 50
:bulletred: Stockers off the Beaten Path 12: Apsara-Art
:bulletred: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Collection
:bulletred: The Ladies of Lit: Volume LX
:bulletred: THE NEXT BIG THING #23
:bulletred: Through-a-Lens: themed Tuesdays #14
:bulletred: ThumbHub Unveiled, Vol. 10
:bulletred: Underappreciated - Part 14
:bulletred: TRADITIONAL TROVE 79
:bulletred: Understanding 3D Fractals
:bulletred: Undiscovered Art
:bulletred: Unused Stock Contest and Cover Contest!
:bulletred: FAN ART FRIDAY: Harry Potter
:bulletred: An Interview with Rick!
:bulletred: Feature 25-Masters of Art
:bulletred: Icon Catalog - by Animal Type
:bulletred: FAN ART FRIDAY: Star Wars
:bulletred: Take Me To The Moon


:bulletpink: Commission info for wen-m
:bulletpink: Commission info for pugletz
:bulletpink: Commission info for leafologist
:bulletpink: Commission info for stelari
:bulletpink: Commission info for kurumi-lover
:bulletpink: Commission info for grimhel
:bulletpink: Commission info for masterplanner
:bulletpink: Commission info for digimitsu
:bulletpink: Commission info for mzzazn
:bulletpink: Commission info for getanimated
:bulletpink: Commission info for lumaris
:bulletpink: Commission info for rtnightmare


:bulletblue: LitRecognition is a group dedicated to promoting the work of literature artists on deviantArt. By showcasing featured DLRs in foreign languages as well as in English, the literature gallery moderators provide the community with a showcase of excellence in Literature. In contrast, we will be showcasing excellence with a series of literature pieces each day in a News Article to serve the community. We are a diverse group featuring 5 pieces of quality literature every day.
(but please remember: A DLR is not a DD!) We are still in need of further prose and poetry admins for our group. Please send your application to the group notes.
:bulletblue: ForestRefuge is quite a new group looking for members. It is a place to bring people together who create magical art about the forest. A community to inspire and to get inspired.
:bulletblue: ManipulateThis is having it's first Collaboration Activity.  The Ping-Pong game began on November 1st, but it's not too late to join in the fun. We need Advanced, Intermediate, as well as  Beginning skilled photomanipulators to help mix and match the partners unto make this a successful learning experience -  The Ping-Pong Activity Is Coming!
:bulletblue: Fan-Art-World is looking for Contributors: Wanted: Contributors!

Whoas - Theme: Cats

Kitten by RhynWilliams

Goodbye by TheQuiet-Llama

Untitled by xo-deano-ox

Rebirths by Qinni

Be your own kind of beautiful 2 by AshtrayheartRomina

Emerald Eyes by Mythic-Fox

Cat lady by SayuriIzumi

Tom 6 by Okavanga

Catwoman fanart by BlackRamu

A New Day by Eibography

Leo's Retirement by joeyv7

Witness To by SethFitts

The Distant Warm Hearth by ratchetcat

Urban Cats - 02 by MARX77

Winter Cats by Ripplen
Catamancer- Fluffy Cat by TamberElla

Star Cat cute totem by hontor

cheshire cat by da-bu-di-bu-da


:note: To contribute to the next issue of "Pimps & Whoas" please include it in the comments below with the appropriate links and information.  If promoting groups, please include a description so people know why they should check it out! Also use devtags not icontags eg:communityrelations not :iconcommunityrelations:

What I'm looking for from you guys:
:bulletred: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletred: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletred: deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletred: DevMEETs or events going on around you or being hosted by you.
:bulletred: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletred: Anything else you feel you want the DeviantArt community to know about!

Next issue to be posted December 15 and the theme for the "Whoas" is Snow.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

ProjectPorkchop Vol510

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 9:31 AM

ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.


An artist from Sweden, Alex's gallery showcases an impressive technique where she uses digital media to create portraits that on first glance appear to be watercolor paintings. These pieces are hauntingly expressive and feature a technicolor palette that enhances their impact, giving the viewer ample reason to keep watch on Alex's progress. 

Dawn by AlexAasenhelping hand by AlexAasen
Harley Quinn by AlexAasenI will never leave by AlexAasen

Suggested by Ouremji 
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Amanda is a photographer from Sweden who captures dynamic shots and portraits of animals, depicting all their vivid qualities and beautiful features. Any fan of animal photography is sure to be delighted by this deviant's work!

Bellmondo by MistanPhotographyAugust by MistanPhotography
White Beauty by MistanPhotographyLucia by MistanPhotography

Suggested by LiberumEqua 
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Boris is a professional digital artist from Slovenia with experience in game development. His paintings make use of bright colors and unique perspectives, showing characters in a range of fantasy and action-oriented scenes. Be sure to check out more of Boris' considerable output and support his work today!

Bible Pirates by bvigecThe pit by bvigec
Puss in Boots (fanart) by bvigecWunderwaffe by bvigec

see more..


A deviant six months, Shirin is a professional digital artist based in Singapore. Using copious details and rich colors, she has an attractive illustrative style that focuses on sci-fi themes. You are sure to also love the wonderful portraits she has on display!

I Am The Nekomancer! by DrawmonsterdrawIn Pursuit Of Knowledge by Drawmonsterdraw
Life is Strange by DrawmonsterdrawY for Yukihira Souma! by Drawmonsterdraw

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A hobbyist in traditional art, Katya has a delicate style that prioritizes fine details and elegant poses. The compositions are creative and the surreal elements highlight her imaginative qualities. Make sure to add Katya to your watch list and offer feedback on her promising efforts!

Apple feast by Cherry-KsyssDawn songs by Cherry-Ksyss
Thinking of you by Cherry-KsyssInstant correlations (I'll take it by your side) by Cherry-Ksyss

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