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Are highly intelligent or very talented people better able to hide their misery from loved ones, thus making it all the harder to “read” them and help them?

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Light Hunters Feature #85

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 30, 2014, 8:46 AM

Enjoy some of the recent additions to our gallery

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Parabolic Memories

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 30, 2014, 6:14 AM


blue wood by augenweiderusted by augenweide

S+F 21 by PencilsAndInkS+F 27 by PencilsAndInk



A Global Speed Art Affair by EintoeRn
And please do no hesitate to take a full preview of the book here:

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Galleries Month

Traditional Art category is for original works made with traditional media, or for traditional works commissioned (or requested) by the copyright holder.

Fan Art category is for works that contain copyrighted elements that don't belong to you and that were not commissioned or requested by the copyright holder, even if they were commissioned by a fan. If a work contains elements directly inspired by a copyrighted environment but not representing the original material, like a fan fiction illustration, it still belongs to Fan Art gallery, even if there are your original characters in it.

Some subcategories might seem speculative as to where put your work, but in reality it's very clearly specified:


Traditional Art > Paintings > Illustration and Traditional Art > Drawings > Illustration sub-galleries are for illustrations that were commissioned (or requested) by the copyright holder, be it a publisher or the author, and for illustrations to non-fan fiction texts written by you, and for illustrations to public domain texts.

Books & Novels sub-gallery under Fan Art is for illustrations and pictures inspired by a text when you were not commissioned to draw them by the copyright holder and you hold no copyrights to the text itself.

For example: if a publishing house commissioned you to illustrate Harry Potter, you can submit those illustrations under Traditional Art. In any other case - even if you were commissioned by a fan - you need to post the pictures under Fan Art.

The Burrow by LhoxBag End Garden by ullakkoSansa Stark by rai-mondSilver Night by yanadhyanaOwl by Kaelycea


Portraits of famous people can be placed either in Traditional Art or Fan Art category. But there's a rule to it. Like when you have a drawing of an actor outside his job, you have a choice between Traditional Art and Fan Art category. But if it's the same actor dressed for his role, it can only go to Fan Art.

For example: a drawing of Tom Hiddleston on vacation on the beach - you can submit it to Traditional Art or to Fan Art, but Tom Hiddleston as Loki goes only to Fan Art.

Tom Hiddleston (colour pencils) by QuelchiiTom Hiddleston III by SecondGoddessTom Hiddleston by JUN-KAMIJOLoki by mushroom2020Loki by Jeanne-Lui

APN Suggestion Saturday #25

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 10:20 AM


In this article you can find some of the DD suggestions I've received in the last 14 days! I might not be able to DD every suggestion I receive, but I can help giving them some exposure one way or the other!

Annihilate by WishmasterAlchemist Joga by azu-55 BEAR portrait by black-bear-2014
Insomnia by lucium55 Facing the Winds by HetaliasHero Thistle 17 by Kayababe
Decision by InLightImagery A Breath of Ice by LilacLorelei Afternoon Beauty by dmguthery
Tiger by Londonbaby Dreamy Water Mist. by Exparte-se Impending Rain by sheiruki
Beautiful creature by xXBellcatXx Sunny Pathway by third-one ray of light by HeikoGerlicher
'I didn't do it' by Finalation Kitty Hug!! by Riphath Sweet Dreams by Spademm
Mother's day by brijome Fina by nari-me Snake by SnapShot120
talk to me by Buntcone Bird Grasshopper by Andres-Cadena Bla Bla and Bla by Roby17
Flying away by Rozul tully pond - royalston, ma by ChasMandala 2014 - 27 Just a Test by W0LLE
Puppy by FuriarossaAndMimma Summer's Grateful Heart by SharingMyDreams Chasing Bubbles by x-xSpitFirex-x
10 by polmrok DIVE DIVE DIVE part 2 by wolvesone Sunshine by feileacanathair
Grass Snake by KattPhotography in dry grass by Mari-Ghostly Sophie Pugalina Wrinkles by Catandhearts
Morning in the Forest by ferrohanc 05.06.2012 - cheetah queen by AnimalPhotographer On top of the world by Nikonfinest

My DD guidelines are written on my profile page! :heart:

FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?

APN Promotion

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If you have any APN links, contests, APN groups or other links you want me to promote; just leave a comment or send me a note! :heart:

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Streetside Stories: Human Disposition

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 3:09 PM

Daily Fractal Feature for 30th August 2014 - Saturday Special

On a daily basis we, at #DailyFractalFeatures, are aiming to showcase a small selection of fractal artwork to the community.
We are proud to present our Special Saturday Feature, whose theme for today will be flowers!
You can show your support by +favloveing this News Article.
Please comment and +fav the works featured and congratulate the artists!

Sparkling Souls by SaTaNiA

The dark gradient with golden spots framing a beautifully crafted and detailed Apophysis flower, in which the dew drops and the irregular edges of the petals are the cherry on top.

Sparkling Souls by SaTaNiA

Flowers for Alia by JCCJ756

Nice and delicate shapes repeated in a classical fractal pattern, so peaceful for the eyes!

Flowers for Alia by JCCJ756

Flowers in Blue. by Rowratty

Mechanical look and delicate palette combine each other in some very well done non-organic Mandelbulb flowers.

Flowers in Blue. by Rowratty

Fall Flowers... by LaxmiJayaraj

The title is right! The artist managed to create an awesome warm colored composition, leaving us the typical autumnal feeling.

Fall Flowers... by LaxmiJayaraj

Wet Dreams by SallySlips

Using a high amount of details on a bloom can lead to a heavy look, but this 3D flower proves the exact contrary. The contrast between the dark colors and the spots of light makes this fractal a wonder to stare at.

Wet Dreams by SallySlips

For more information, including how to suggest a deviation to be featured, please visit us at #DailyFractalFeatures.
Thank you so much for supporting the fractal community and this project!
There is an ongoing donation pool for #DailyFractalFeatures & #Fractal-Resources to become SuperGroups over on :icondeadened-glow:'s page

Prepared by C-91 :iconc-91:

Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 102

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 1:38 AM by BokehLight:iconbokehlight:

Gallery Month

Miscats (miscategorization) are a difficulty Community Volunteers run into everyday to pick Daily Deviations. These are artworks that was categorized incorrectly in the submission process.

Earlier today, Gwendolyn12 posted an article about Fan Art found in our Anime and Manga category. Also STelari took part on the miscat topic and explained misplaced works in the traditional art category!
I will explain in my article that Anime and Manga art is found in Digital Art and in Traditional Art.

Manga styled artworks aren't completly wrong in Traditional Art and Digital Art. You made your drawing Traditional or Digital and the art is without copyrighted elements. But because you used a Manga style it belongs to Anime & Manga > Digital Media or Anime & Manga >Traditional Media.

What should be submitted to the Anime & Manga category?The Anime & Manga category contrains original art, that means original characters and original drawings in Manga style. It shouldn't contrain copyrighted elements such as characters from Anime Series or games.

Desserts and Sweets by sunimu sparkle chibi: remsellec 2/5 by ruuto-kun

What should be submitted to Traditional Art and/or Digital Art?These categories are for original art as well. But original art with an art styled developed by the artist itself.

Slumbering Naiad by juliedillon Eimi by kir-tat
Crystal Waterfalls by AnnaArmona Death flower by Elda-QD

How do you know if your art belongs to Anime and Manga or Digital Art/Traditional Art?

If the drawing contrains original art and your own developed art style. It belongs to Digital Art / Traditional Art.

Anime & Manga contrains original art (that means these art does not contrain copyrighted elements from movies, books, games, etc.), but if you have use the Manga style that's developed in Japan then it should be submitted to Anime & Manga.

Other Miscat Related Articles

Manga and Anime vs. Fan ArtFix That Miscat! is a series of articles aimed at explaining the differences between the galleries that are commonly confused or abused in the category system here on deviantART.
Today we will be covering two galleries that are also commonly mixed and confused:
Manga and Anime vs. Fan Art
Fan art includes those artworks that are based on or contain material such as characters, settings, concepts or universes in general that are copyrighted to someone else other than the artist creating said Fan artwork. According to aunjuli "Fan Art is a way to show appreciation for someone else's creation.The root of it all is love, gratitude, and the desire to create more than what was originally handed to you."
Fan Art comes in many styles, including but not limitted to Manga & Anime.Manga, on the other side, is a defined style of art with very characteristic traits to it. It's also referred to sequentia
PE: Fan Art vs Original ArtFan Art vs. Manga & Anime: The differences
Many people have come to me in the past with questions regarding whether their work qualified as Manga & Anime or Fan Art, same happened with many Daily Deviations that were placed in the M&A gallery when they should have been submitted to the Fan Art Gallery, oops!
Do you have doubts regarding the submission process? Wonder no more, we'll unveil all the mysteries surrounding the categories! :iconokie2plz:
The basics
Fan art includes those artworks that are based on or contain material such as characters, settings, concepts or universes in general that are copyrighted to someone else other than the artist creating said Fan artwork.
Manga and Anime art, on the other hand, is home for all the artworks that artists have created from scratch and are not related to any preexisting universe nor contain any copyrighted material. 

Stock Use Feature - August

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:34 AM
Such a huuuge feature this time, I hope no pictures are missing :faint:
Enjoy all the beautiful creations :heart:


Angel In Sky by BurnedAngel King Of Frost by FUROR ART by FurorArt Arteva by Anibriar548784
Come With Me by Baldos55 wood cat by pony701 Beyond the mist... a place to touch the clouds by RazielMB 
Colors of the Wind by Andaelentari Metal, ktory nie istnial by chrismarshall78 Slavic mytology forests -Morning hills- Pagan V.1 by JanR90 Dancing In The Abondoned City by LaviniaChu
MOOOOOMYYYY!!! by Psychepics
What's a mob to a King, What's a King to a God by Dreamsnare Dreamy Sunrise by QAuZ Butterfly Bridge by ARTHUR38 Mysticroom by iblushay
FALLEN by toxictone Ngm4 by poeticdarkness42 Alone by SuzieKatz The-World-in-the-Year-2514 by mrscats
Room by iblushay
Family by Terohime Melody by Ada-Darvis The Lonly Mermaid by Not-a-Designer Astrid by BoleynChic
Avis by BoleynChic Why are you so sad ? by astarot1111 Red riding hood by AufrichtigStimme Aladdin- Genie by CosplayCassie
My life is not in a Zoo by tryskell
Waiting ... by Simbores My lonely place 2 by IgnisFatuusII Oldwindows by Dragonflyzhollow Rhino-ricksha by sarirus
WaterFall. by KingCromb the first hello [Novel Expression Cover Contest] by inhonoredglory Treasure Hunt by A-Wakefield Vampire Bite by Dark-Lord-of-Sith
Losing Humanity ! by DARSHSASALOVE
Hidden Paradise by Zodiion Pledge to Protect wm by Sophia-Christina Laying beside the moon. by xXLilly Hommagenick by roserika
Wolves by Bambi567 Not in the Cards wm by Sophia-Christina Candy by tiffanydark My Prince by Reverie-digitalart
Kaija by idelirie
In The Shadows by A-Wakefield Sweet Secret by tinca2 Silent tears... by Steel-Reflections Dead living room by Alatriste22
Ice Age Plains by Bealmeister Dark Angel VI by Dark-Angel669 Nightmare by fleetofgypsies Daphne and Kyla by IvanVladik
Tale of The Black Pearl by fhelalr
I Ching 35 - Jin (Progress) by annewipf Caravanserai by KangTengri In A Quiet Endless And Deep by FennecFyre My Eve by BjornTheBear
Aladdin- Genie Applause by CosplayCassie Fairy Tales_Go Home - dheean by dheean Winged Barbie by xyldrae Fairy Tales_Caravan - dheean by dheean
Create Your Own World by FreezyDavySmokey
Zombie by TatianaSSabino Snow Husky by xxtgxxstock Last Spark Of A Dead World by Syphorean Time does not stop. by ConceptDezines
Into the Forest by GypsyCoyote Having A Baby On Red Summernight by Wimmeke63 All For One by mydas5 Winter fairy by Simbores
Rhino by OtravitusBianca
Boy by Photomanipartist Fairy by BeccaB-Stock-N-Art Twilight Princess by fishter911 Sleepy by emagolema
  Richly laid table by mrscats Fennikin in a Box by Bela-designs Fairytale Gone Bad by Schnitzelyne Time to Leave by TaylorElizabethYoung  
King Of A Frozen World by ElementOfOne1
Witch by KovLi Portrait of Color by DJMadameNoir #unknown by Srkl Ultimate Women Awards by fleetofgypsies
  Temporal displacement by LWDigital On A Distant Shore ~ Assassin by MarcoHerrera My little Paradise 4 by IgnisFatuusII A Place in Paradise by SchnitzelyneThe Oath of Feanor by EvenstarArwen
The Haunted House by Jumpfer-Stock
 Book cover - Bride of the sea by queenofeagles Source Code by amethystmoonsong .:Dark Temptation:. by SummerDreams89 Snow White Fears Evil Stepmother by Calisaroa Seagulls Soar by marphilhearts
  Itzzy *-* by With-Fire-and-Blood Our Quiet World by Tefee Time Guardian by VeilaKs Warrior Flames by Steel-Reflections
Flight by kimsol
 Demon. by CharllieeArts Manifestation Of Reality by Natalya-Valley cotton candy mermaid by Lolita-Artz not take me by TatianaSSabino The book by iblushay
Haunted Shadows by EthericDezigns Santa Muerte by Ephynephryn Novel Expression Cover Contest by farunderheaven Abduction - Novel Expression by EthericDezigns Silver-Tongue by Garlandgal1
Dreamers by robhas1left
 Afraid by Fishermanim The Other Woman by A-Wakefield Sleekstar (For RP) by AshleighStone My Owl Manip by KBJ-77 Protector of Fang Island by virgolinedancer
Book Cover by Lolita-Artz Lonely by AufrichtigStimme Comission - Mermaid by MirellaSantana Color of the night by PhotogenicExhile Secretvisitor by Dragonflyzhollow
Bear and salmon by Sondx47
 Lava Queen by LittleOph Hero by AASpookyArts A Gypsy's View by JustmeTD wishing hell by Andaelentari
 Gift for you by emagolema Coming Home by Ada-Darvis Magic Gate by Sabrina-K-88 Mermaid Penelope by sirenabonita
   For N4 by Mom-EsPeace Contact by AndresSabastian We're Waiting by Pain-Maker

Equine art

Bell by Bela-designs Burning up the air by foxyfirewings
Roylie-Large by Doolie2209 [ a mothers love ] by laceyellis Renovate Your Future [comm] by semperfiesty
Consider Me by dragon2413 Forrestt by Sheltiegirl17 Like Roses We Blossom And Die by westy99 Unicorn by CarnivalOfVanity
G A L A X I T E by Befera
Aelvath by Araluen-Ekala Cloud by Hope-Fire With Wings I Can Fly by TigerStriped4 1611 SP Harlequinn Angel - TEKS mare by Sinaas
vondas by eventing-queen Artist of All by BrokenAngel98 Uni Lake by cloverf79
We Own the Night by Riptide-Heart Escape From Wonderland by Ceviyar Pasofinocomp by Death-On-Two-Legs Magic Teke by jackiehorse
Atlas and Sacrilege by looserfaceman Glow by braidsandarrows The Path To Nowhere by AshleighStone HGC entry by horselover36500

Drawings & Paintings
 Adventure Mouse by GreenRibena
Fantastic Baby by MetaDragonArt (Gift) Favet by Etskuni
 100 theme adopts: #9: steampunk [closed] by impossible-fox Fireworks by saaiksr 
Cold beauty by Angua33
The Little Mermaid Ariel by CosplayKoneko Summer by kuraiaku Magik + X23 Sparring by Sand3
~One Paw Step at a Time~ by warriorsluver8045321 Angelina (for a friend) by MayaAdelia Meerkat Friend by Th3-Gr3at-ESCap3


Premade 01 by Pagan-Stock
      PREMIUM backgrounds - Purple Night by Heavenia Premades 103 (2 versions) by pranile      
Wonderland premade 98 by pranile
PSD #3 by Grace-like-rainx Old Church Premade Preview by Mandies-Stock Premades97 (2 versions) by pranile
 Premade Background Island by VIRGOLINEDANCER1 Grainy Mono Action by cazcastalla 

Contest entries for my "Unseen Stock to art" challenge

 In My Own Little World by Bela-designs Moth Lady by TheoGoth Fountain of Youth by pranile
The Lilly Witch by VeilaKs miss you so by VelaniArt Forest Fae by TinaLouiseUk
Lonly Bear by DkFDesigns Evil and good by Ferrellphotolover Valkyrie by Gejda
Malleni Challenge (A Dying Star ) by vergonozo Follow Your Dreams- by amethystmoonsong The Elf Princess and Her Owls by avyva Lost - Contest Entry by SerenaDream This is where heroes and cowards part ways by JaiMcFerran
For a contest by Dark-Kadabra Atardecer by Energiaelca1 Unicorn Ranch by marphilhearts Snow white? by Simbores
The Dino unspecting guest by annemaria48 Mermaid secret place by annemaria48 The Frog Prince by Simbores The owl woman by annemaria48
The search by idelirie glow by Lolita-Artz A HOUSE OVER THE CLOUDS by apelaths Black Bird by marphilhearts
Sea Horses by amethystmoonsong Houston!...I've got a surprise for you.. by robhas1left The Wizard by SilvanaMassaArt Reading is the Key- by amethystmoonsong 
Love Dream by tinca2 We Spend A Lifetime Waiting... by BeccaB-Stock-N-Art Fire Goddess by la-voisin Dream place by diana-0421
A DREAM. by darkconjurer Mary's Pets by Elsapret Guardian angel by Ferrellphotolover Season fight by Simbores

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 10:33 AM
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Hellooo ChainsawHope everybody is having a nice week Devilish   
Each week i will open a space for all the members to get one work featured here So here a special place to be seen.    
For some reason we don't have many.
 NOTICE: once the features is done, i will not add more thumbs, so don't be late! :) (Smile) 
All thumbs are add, i don't choose them.  


Valley of Flying Trees by AugustinasRaginskis Light and Dark- Giant Robot by andynortonuk What's real? by kuroi-carousel Lucinda by VelaniArt white. by HoshisamaValmor Welcome To Hell by Lolita-Artz Relapse In Half Scattering Of Stardust by Parker-Weston Unconditional by Sins0mnia Alive??? by 2pified I  am  N O T by HoshinoDestiny Devils captive by TinaLouiseUk No Sanctuary by StarfireArizona Santa Muerte by Ephynephryn Hall of Fame - Midnyte Strider by Midnyte-Wolff Does it makes you feels good? by dinodog The Loudest Thoughts by Enamorte You'll never graduate alone by Innervalue ROTG: Older version of Jack by Yufei Disgust by lmprison Bones by Faliti Arvez sketch II by arsenixc Fishing for Skulls by ShawnCoss La Sirene by kolaboy Loop by Mavrosh Winter's coming... by daRoz A glimpse into the Abyss by Chaostouched Disc by Venishi Smoker King by JRCoffronIII Hunted (Re-paint) by JRCoffronIII Tigershark Biomech by KM33 Circling by Riskikoi Prophecy by Jad-Ardat ABDUCTION by rottenz If We Don't Take Care by Lhianne Mosquito by demitrybelmont ... by mythrilgolem1 WarWithTheNewts sketch by Svjeeta possession by thorgard