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Dislike with RespectWhat do you dislike on dA?
Lots of us as artists dislike things on deviantART. From different fandoms to styles of art to certain art mediums to a comment made on your art, you will find something you dislike. How do you respond to your own dislike or the dislike of another person? It can be hard to be respectful or to just not say anything, but in the interest of your own happiness, you should try...
Disliking stuff isn't bad. It is how you act that is good or bad. You can take a rude comment with respect. You can leave a negative opinion with respect.
The Receiving End: Comments and Critiques
It is no secret that some people leave nasty comments and critiques for attention. Just ignore those. Actually, try to
The Art of Feedback: CritiquesI Asked: Why do you critique art? How do you critique art?
In this poll, I asked you to tell me a little bit about your process on how and why you give feedback. I got some really interesting answers!
"...if I give feedback, the other will appreciate the feedback, and then they might give feedback, it's basically a cycle of giving and getting. Win-Win situations are always good."
This is so true and something I hope everyone can come to understand. You don't need a widget or special symbol to give a critique or to get a critique. You don't even need special training or knowledge! You simply must be active as a community member.
"...I first start out with a compliment or pointing something out that looked/seemed really good in the piece of art/literature. Then I get to the part where I point out what might need a bit more work, not smal
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December at devNews- December news from %DevNews!
DevNews Deviant and Group of the month, December 2013:
Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. Nyx-Valentine's gallery is filled to the brim with innovative examples of ways in which the human form can be used to express many emotions, thoughts and feelings in a creative way, and Nyx always goes out of her way to empower others to experiment
Love dA Lit: Issue 150Welcome to the one-hundred fiftieth issue of Love dA Lit! :iconheartbumplz: Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group or project for two weeks. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.- If you need a lit news fix, this is it!
#GrammarNaziCritiques is the bi-weekly spotlight!
#LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
Literature Links | Group Spotlight |
CRITMAS IS COMINGHey guys- CRITMAS is on the way – donate prizes and spread the word!
Everyone's favourite event of the year (after `Memnalar 's All hallow tales of course!) is less than and fortnight away! To make this BIGGER AND FATTER than last years event, I am looking for a fantastic prize pool!
You are all lovely people and lovely people come with the gift of giving! I am looking for a variety of prize donations- It can be anything from Points (Donation pool on my profile page) or journal features, custom artwork, prints, subs, or even a video of you singing to them!
Also if you are a group founder who can help me promote the awesomeness when this launches, I will appreciate it with many a magic bean!
Please note: Critmas is not limited to the literature community, so please don't eliminate yourself before it has even begun! Also if you dontate a prize, you can still participate!
Not sure what Critmas is? Wait till Santa reveals this secret or take a
Anthro Magazine - Issue #2!- The second issue of the AnthroMagazine has been released!
So the long awaited second issue of the #AnthroMagazine is now available to read online! Thank you to all the artists for your amazing talent! Below is a list of the contributing artists to whom I am featuring and their artwork! I have included some artists that you, the community, suggested! Look for another feature coming soon!
Anthro Community Volunteer
:icongrypwolf: :iconzetallis: :iconjonodry: :icondark-tarou: :iconchichapie: :iconALRadeck: :icondustmeat: :icongrender: :iconsidonie: :iconhalothane: :icontourtu: :iconwhitespiritwolf: :iconblackpassion777: :icontatchit: :iconshadow-wolf: :iconthe-sixthleafclover: :iconkristenplescow: :iconsheharzad-arshad: :iconphlip627::icondelta141:
Art History Launch and Trivia Chat Event- Art History launches on the 18th with this Chat event!
- What is Art History -
Art History is a Community Relations Project - looking at the History of the genres and art we love today.
This is open to any member of dA. CV's, Senior members, Beta testers, Subbed and Unsubbed accounts - EVERYONE.
- Join our Launch and Chat Event -
Hosted by the %communityrelations Team, we will have a night of Art History Trivia, sharing Artwork and conversations about the History of Art!
Date: Wednesday 18th December
Time: 8pm GMT (
Crop Sensor V Full Frame - Which is right for YOU?Many don't realise it, but sensor size can be pretty important when picking out a Camera. And here's why... Full Frame sensors have distinct advantages and disadvantages in certain situations. If you don't choose the right type of sensor with your camera, you may start to run into inconvenient hurdles. Firstly it's important to define what Crop and Full Sensors actually are.- An intriguing article from ^Kaz-D!
The best way of explaining the terms, what they mean and where they come from would be to establish that we're well and truly modernised now with most of us using D-SLR's rather than film cameras. D-SLR's don't use film, instead they have a sensor that's sensitive to the light that is allowed in via the lens - it then cleverly converts the data collected into an image - a photograph! A full frame digital SLR refers to a camera that has a sensor size roughly equivalent to a 35mm film frame (24mm x 36mm).
A crop sensor is exactly what it says on the tin - it's smaller than a full frame sensor and
Big-Big Thumbs #14Welcome to yet another round of awesome Big Thumbs! If you are interested you can always check out the previous features in this collection- A Big Thumb feature!
To make a big thumb all you do is append the word big in the thumbnail. This is a very handy feature when doing features. Here is how it is done:
On to the part that actually matters! The feature!
Till Next Time?
I hope that you've enjoyed today's features ^_^ I refuse to make a schedule for these as, frankly, no one would notice if it was off schedule anyways That, and it adds unnecessary stress to an otherwise fun feature
Typo Feature: John LennonToday, 33 years ago, one of the most creative and influential musicians of the pop music died. In honour of his life and work, I put together a typographic art feature, showcasing the creativity he still sparks into us until today.- A lovely typography tribute to John Lennon!
* October 9th, 1940
† December 8th, 1980
As founding member of The Beatles, he, Paul, George & Ringo wrote history. The 'mopheads' from Liverpool, UK, set out to conquer and change the world. Up until their break-up in 1970 John Lennon and Paul McCartney became one of the most successful songwriter couples in history.
After The Beatles, he continued his solor career and wrote his signature song "Imagine" – the dream of a better world. He spent his last years in the USA, moving between New York and Los Angeles.
On December 8th, 1980, he was shot in front of his New York apartment.
Let's take a moment to remember John Lennon, who he was and what he did, and enjoy the art created to honour him.
Fantastic Photomanips/Mixed Media Under 100 +FavsNo words, just art.- An awesome photomanip feature!
Magritte's Muse by *gyaban
Magic Ball by *pranile
Half Remembered Dream by *LenteScura
[Kiri] Royals by *PhoenixAureus
Memento Vivi by ~eikoweb
Artisan Crafts Features vol. 01I'll be trying to put together a regular feature of artisan crafts. Here's some things that I've noticed recently or that were suggested to me.- A lovely artisan crafts feature!
Sir Octavius Von Tentacle - BJD ball joint doll by =TheMushroomPeddler
The Artisan Crafts Challenge this month is Snow http://fav.me/d6wgsszSend me your DD suggestions! http://fav.me/d6v6vjwDo you have other Artisan Crafts news, announcements, or
Photomanipulation MentoringGreat news!- Are you a photomanip artist looking for a mentor? Look no further!
Just wanted to let you know that we now *officially* have Photomanipulation Mentoring available through %Photomanip101!
Whether you want some guidance with a particular work in progress, or whether you simply want to learn some new tips and tricks, you can ask our skilled mentors for some help.
Who are the mentors?
Mentors are deviants who have donated their time to helping others. We are extremely grateful to them for giving to our community. The mentors associated with this group are:
How can I request mentoring?
Note the group with the subject line, "Mentoring Request."
Tell us exactly what you are trying to accomplish and how we can help you. L
Sketchmatch Hourly Challenge: Dec. 14 - 15New to Sketchmatch? Read more about it here!- Put these dates in your diaries for Sketchmatch!
Welcome to December's edition of Sketchmatch: Hourly Challenge!
How is this going to work?
This event lasts for 24 hours. During the event a total of 12 challenges will be launched, scattered throughout the whole day, and you'll be able to participate in one, two or as many of them as you want!
A series of journals pre-scheduled will be posted every 2 hours, starting at 12:00 pm PDT on Saturday Dec. 14th and the last one on Sunday Dec. 15th at 10:00 am. This means that the first journal will go out on saturday at 12:00 pm, the second at 2:00 pm, the third at 4:00 pm. and so on, until Sunday at 10:00 am.
Each journal will contain a theme and you'll need to make your entry according to this theme. The challenge starts at the moment the journal is posted and you'll have 1 hour to complete the task.
You can us
Traditional artwork FEATURE CONTEST- Make a feature and have a chance to win in %projecteducate’s contest!
Traditional Artwork FEATURE CONTEST
We are starting our Traditional Art Week with a CONTEST for you! No extreme efforts needed, all you'll be required to do in order to qualify for entering is to FEATURE 10 of your favorite traditional artworks - we want to see what you like and enjoy! Contest starts now (when this blog entry is published) and ends on Sunday, 15th of December (afternoon, PST). 3 Winners will be announced in a Traditional Art Week Summary blog and also in this journal (updated) and awarded a 3 months premium membership each!
❢ Quest Objectives
✒ Find 10 traditional artworks of your choice & taste
✒ publish a journal, in which you feature these artworks
in the most appealing way (using sta.sh is highly recommended)
✒ do so by Sunday, December 15th (afternoon, PST)
✒ comment on this
My Pixel Winter ContestTime has finally come to have our very own official pixel art contest to give away some prizes and share the love with pixel community!- Make a pixel perfect winter for this contest!
Christmas and winter overall is, at least for me, a very merry time of the year - families come together to celebrate Christmas, children play outside and have fun building snowmen. We all celebrate this time of the year differently with our own traditions. And this is what we want to see from you. It doesn't matter if you are a pixel art wizard or someone who tries it for the very first time, create something awesome in pixel art and share your idea of a perfect winter with us.
You have almost one whole month to create your entry for this contest. Contest runs from 12th of December until 9th of January.
But before you start we have some rules for you to follow.
1. Entry has to be created for this contest and can't be taken from your old work.
2. You can't use any pre-made templates, bases, etc
Black and White: We got the winner!Hey, ho- Winners of the Black and White contest at #BeautyClub!
Time is up. Thank you for your votes! And thank you for the participation in this mini contest .
With 23 votes the winning photo is
Photo by *A-Motive
Works from her gallery:
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