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Do you believe that art can fundamentally change your sense of who you are?

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Legend of Sol: The Team Avatar by SolKorra

Sol and Brok In Love by SolKorra

Sol Vs Brok Firebending Training by SolKorra

Korra Bending The 4 Elements by SolKorra

School Girl Korra by SolKorra

Wild Korra II by SolKorra

K-O-R-R-A by SolKorra

Legendary Avatar by SolKorra

Shinobi Art Online by Koikii

Koikii The Trainer by Koikii

PEACE by Koikii

KORRA X NARUTO - Crossover by Koikii

My OC by Koikii

.:Please don't destroy our future:. by Koikii

Enjoy in this amazing World!!!

Founder SolKorra:iconsolkorra:

This is a cause i want to fight for because i live in Romania which is just south of Ukraine. The war is very close and very real and this Ukrainian family is asking for your help to move away from the war zone. 

They need to raise $1000 and have already raised $269

How to donate! There are 2 ways:

Send money through this fundraiser
or send money to :iconshimiart:'s paypal

:iconshimiart: is offering commissions in exchange for money for this cause as well check the journal below for to see what she is offering

Here is the original journal of the person who is organizing this fundraising for her Ukrainian friend and the info on the drawings she is making for the people who donate

Of course, you can donate without asking for art, it's your choice.
You also don't need to make a huge donation, even small ones make a difference! Small acts of kindness put together can be very strong i believe :D
I will donate too because i want to know that if i were in this situation there would be someone out there who would help me.
Even if you can't donate at all, you can spread the word through a journal or +fav this journal. 
Thank you for reading :hug:

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Ongoing projects

meiyue's Artist's Telephone Game
The ATG is basically a twisted version of the classic game, Telephone. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the game Telephone, the concept is to pass a message along a chain of people and see how the message has changed by the time it reaches the last person. The idea for the ATG is to incorporate art into this game.

Artistle's TeamWork Project
The project teams two (or more) artists together as teacher and students to learn from each other about a certain topic over the course of 4 weeks.

Puzzles, solving mysteries and simulated online investigations. Detective-HQ is a unique group that challenges your mind into thinking outside the box, encourages creativity and critical thinking in a whole new different level.

SeniorSelections stands to feature premier artwork from the deviantART community through weekly features from each gallery category.

Mrs-Durden's Group Spotlight Project
Regular feature of active community driven and involved groups to help encourage community activity by groups.  

an art and literature collaborative project where artists and writers get to work together. Artists can create their works, and writers will choose something that inspires them to write an accompanying story or poem. Read more here

This group is filled with activities to help deviants make new friends.

This is a group against the disrespect towards art and art as profession. We hope to fight against underpriced art by setting a minimum wage for art commissions." Everyone in the group has to have commissions at a price higher than 500 points.

Web5teR's Emote Story Project
In this project you can show not only your drawing skills, but also the ability to write an interesting story!

Aimyee's Project Earn
"Project EARN, which stands for Encourage Awareness. Every month I will choose a certain topic and invite everyone who wants to, to submit art, write journals and participate in discussions etc. to raise awareness in these certain topics. I will also hold points and premium membership giveaways or contests/other things."

VonDiezyl's I'm Real, Are You? Project
A project that asks people to submit a photo of themselves showing that they are real people with feelings etc and not just someone pretending to be someone or something they are not.  

iDJPanda's Revamp Your Article Project
Inspired by the Draw This Again meme, this project asks people to revamp their old articles.

fella Help Update Fella's Dictionary

WorldWar-Tori's 2014 Positivity Project
"The whole point of this project is to spread positivity through photographing inspirational/positive/motivational/uplifting quotes written on paper"

A group for artists to get together and collaborate!

Bonelos' Inspiration Project
"This is a series of articles featuring artists that you in the community find personally inspiring. "

Astrikos's Praising Life Project
"I am hoping to reach at least 300 inspiring messages from the community if I can."

Tifa22's The Great Language Gathering Community Project
"My idea is to list all the languages people on dA can speak / write with both their English term and the original name, plus the sentence "I speak language" (correctly translated of course)."

deviantHEART's The Kindness Quilt Community Project
"The Kindness Quilt is a blanket created from the love of deviants right here on deviantART. This quilt is built upon love, respect and gratitude. Every person has a reason to and a means to create their own quilt square. To say thank you, to share a collaborative work, to show off a gift, commission or request, as a present, or simply as a design. The quilt square is 500x500 pixels, and when included in a completed quilt, can be resized smaller."

" Here, we will place a new Deviant each week! Deviants who are featured here are either upstanding members of our Deviant Art Community or are people who our members have caught committing an act of kindness! Any act qualifies, and we encourage members to be on the lookout for any Deviant who is worthy of this spot!"

MirachRavaia's Art For Trees Project
This project encourages you to participate in two different ways, either plant a tree, or offer art in exchange for trees being planted.

"dAWishingWell is a group specifically created to give back to the dA community by granting dA-related wishes such as premium subs, supergroup status, giving items off of wishlists, point donations, features, DD requests, and more! Do you have a wish? It could come true!"

"deviant365 is deviantART's official 365 Project where you will be provided with weekly tasks for the whole year. The aim of this is to give you motivation to participate in areas of our community that perhaps you have never experienced before, make new friends, work on your art, learn more about deviantART and enhance your experience on deviantART."

"ProjectComment is a Group of many projects centred around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments.
We offer Members of deviantART a lot of opportunities to get comments, give comments, participate in comment projects, win points, get featured and much, much more!"

"dA's Community Relations Team bring you ART HISTORY, a series of articles about the entire History of Art."

"Project Educate, originally launched in 2008 by the Community Relations team, is a project to promote and support artistic growth and knowledge."

"Spread positivity throughout the community by letting everyone know! Send in your compliment(s) and they will be published in a later "deviantART Compliments" journal."

Nameda's Angels Without Wings Project
Angels Without Wings is a project that recognizes community members that work hard at promoting others or stand out otherwise in the community.  

Recommend your friend for a feature and get featured also.  

This group aims to focus on uniting people and encouraging them to support each other through life. We will actively encourage members to share their stories and talk to each other to make new friends, we will discuss important issues that may affect our members and we will accept all artworks that deal with an emotional issue. This is not limited to mental health issues, and the group is open to anyone.

We are a place to feature and promote community projects, events, and news, inspire collaborations of all kinds of art, educate others on how to get involved in the community and where they can go for projects and support, and other various community inspired activities.

Here you'll find useful tutorials, a critique corner, and activities to help you develop your artistic skills even more!

This group is not about getting attention for your art, it's about spreading awareness for Cancer, Aids, Child Abuse, Hunger, and the many resources out there needing help.

petrova's PrintsForPanzi project
Help contribute to Panzi Hospital by donating art or money.

This group works at interpreting deviantARTs faq to other languages so non native English speakers have a better chance of understanding them.  

non-real's Art Liaison Project
The aim of this project is to inspire artists to do some collaborative work.

Helping Hands

CRCommunityProjects is proud to announce that we have launched a Mentoring program! Now that it's live however, we are looking for community members who are willing to be mentors.  While our mentor program can focus on art and art creation, we aim to provide support in the community as a whole so we're looking for mentors who are familiar with certain communities and or sub communities and or running projects or contests within them.  
If this sounds like something you'd like to help with, have a read over our program here to see how to apply to be a mentor.  

Planning any Community Projects?

CRCommunityProjects is here to help you with your projects by giving them some extra promotion, or even help you brain storm your ideas so that you can get your project off the ground.  If you are planning any contests or projects, or are currently already running/hosting one feel free to shoot us a note to see how we can help you breathe extra life into it or help you with any problems you may be having.  

Want to be featured in next months round up?  Send CRCommunityProjects a note detailing your project and let us know you'd like to be included in our next round up.  

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August Book Club: Carrie

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 4:00 AM

For August's Book Club, we're taking a turn into the terror of the fantastical and paranormal universe that is Stephen King's Carrie. Check out what's in store for this month below and then go get reading!

What do you need to know about this month?

  • You need to read the book. There is every benefit for doing so!

  • Join in the mid month discussion journal. where we will be discussing details for up to the end of part one. I'll be posting a journal through CRLiterature sometime on Saturday August 16th with a few discussion questions for everybody to chew on. As I'll be on vacation the week of the 16th, this journal will be scheduled in advance, but I will be back by the end of the weekend of the 16th/17th

  • Attend the end of month chat. Time and date of the chat is 12 PM PST on August 31st.

    Chat Countdown Clock

    Refresh the page to see it countdown!

  • Prizes!
  • A wonderful contributor at CRLiterature teamed up with other wonderful people, the publishers at Egmont and Sourcebooks who will be providing prizes this time around: a signed copy of AMITY by Micol Ostow and a copy of THE GIRL IN THE WELL, along with ghost dolls made by the author Rin Chupeco for a participant who contributes to this month's book club.

  • If you finish reading early, you can always start on the next book.

Carrie Fan Art

Carrie by Brithzy

Ask for Forgiveness - Carrie Poster by disgorgeapocalypse

carrie by vhe-splatter

CARRIE: Chole.Grace.Moretz by awkwardtaco

Thanks to everyone who submitted ideas for the contest. Having given it some thought, I'm going with the idea of Clutterstep squaring off against certain opponents.

You can read more about it here:

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Thank you.Haruhi Suzumiya Emote - Thumbs Up

I think I should take a break on that "Month of character" thing for later.

Again, I allow anyone to draw my OCs anytime you want.

You know, despite me being someone with Asperger's Syndrome, expressing my joy can be difficult, but I'm happy with that by the way.

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"...As they read through our article, not only will they find words of encouragement, but also a lot of information to help them grow and broaden their talent as an artist. We will also feature different events, contests, and giveaways as an addition to get them more involved with the community. Lastly, The Daily Team will be hosting prompt sessions at the end of each issue. This will allow all of us to come together and participate in receiving love from every direction.

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Contest *550+ points*

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 1, 2014, 1:10 PM
So, since I did a contest for some of my OCs, I figured why not do it for my other OCs.

-No limit to entries
-You can only draw for 2 OCs
-No combining entries
-You can only win one prize
-Make a journal/poll about the contest before entering
-You can draw one of the OCs in different than normal clothing BUT consult me first to see if it is in character
-If not enough people enter to create a prize, all entrants will receive 15 :points: worth of commissions
-If you have any questions just ask ^w^
I will be doing the judging, and I might ask the opinions of some of my irl friends.
Accuracy > Skill
I will look more favorably upon an entry that has my OCs personalities correctly but is not as well drawn than one that is beautiful but innacurate.
Entries that involve some creativity (i.e. the character doing something versus just standing or a simple headshot) have more chances to win.
Alyssa: :thumb468841907:
Alyssa is the epitome of sweet and innocent (even though said innocence means that sometimes she pisses people off without realizing it). Born blind she met Clover at a young age and soon became quite dependent on her. Before that her parents were essentially her world as they were extremely protective of her. Adding to her sheltered life was the fact that she never was bullied or anything of the sort because ever since she was in school she had Clover to protect her from any hurtful comments. Alyssa loves loves loves cotton candy and adores small fluffy animals. She keeps her eyes closed most of the time, but when opened, they are a very pale violet. She is 21 years old. 

1st place (unlocks at three entrants): 75 Points + 25 Points worth of commissions + watch + llama
2nd place (unlocks at five entrants): 50 Points + 10 Points worth of commissions + watch + llama
3rd place (unlocks at seven entrants): 25 Points + watch + llama

Magenta: :thumb471969753:
Magenta is a smeet (child irken) and if she was human, would be 12 years old. She wears long sleeves covering her hands (I haven't had a chance to post her ref sheet yet DX) and can be described as uptight. She was created through a program sanctioned by Tallest Red and Purple. The program was to create many smeets from the D.N.A of the "best" irkens, such as the Tallest and the most successful invaders. The resulting smeets (all named after colors keeping in with the tradition that Red and Purple said of having the Tallests be named after colors) were put through a training program to have them learn to be succesfull invaders/tallests. When the smeets reach full maturity, the tallest(s) will become future Tallests and the rest Invaders or Elites. TL;DR the program is one to gentically engineer an upperclass of irkens. Magenta fully believes in following the law or any rules to a letter and is a perfectionist in all tasks she takes on. She abhors anything she deems to be "unsanitary" and doesn't get along well with those who are carefree/hyper.

1st place (unlocks at three entrants): 75 Points + 25 Points worth of commissions + watch +llama
2nd place (unlocks at five entrants): 50 Points + 10 Points worth of commissions + watch + llama
3rd place (unlocks at seven entrants): 25 Points + watch + llama

Lyn: :thumb465322204:
Lyn is adrenaline junkie of sorts. She enjoys being scared and is constantly on a hunt for horror movies, creepypastas and haunted houses. That being said, she does have a stronger stomache than most when it comes to gore or scary things, which is part of the reason she looks for scary stuff; she wants to see just how scared she can be. Lyn also loves amusent parks and more specifically the rides there. Other than that she likes comfy clothes and lazying around. A favorite pasttime of hers is scaring her friends by sneaking up on them and jumping on their backs or forcing them to watch horror movies with her. Lyn's friends know not to open any links sent to them by her.

1st place (unlocks at three entrants): 75 Points + 25 Points worth of commissions + watch + llama
2nd place (unlocks at five entrants): 50 Points + 10 Points worth of commissions + watch + llama
3rd place (unlocks at seven entrants): 25 Points + watch + llama

Grand prize (one winner chosen from all the categories): 100 Points + 1 month feature on my page + 25 Points worth of commissions + watch +llama
Deadline: September 21st

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  • Mood: Cheerful
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  • Reading: fanfics
  • Watching: Free!
  • Playing: Asphalt 8
  • Eating: Romanian pastries

August contest: Animals.

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 4:02 AM by mylittlebluesky:iconmylittlebluesky:
Here we are again with a new theme for August's photo contest:
This month we want you to take photos of animals!
Also, the winners of July's contest will be announced in the middle of August.

:heart: What's the theme?

Watcher by ZoranPhoto 'Once upon a time...' by Heavensinyoureyes A l'aise... by thrumyeye

  • Each month the theme will change and we’ll try to choose themes from different photography categories/galleries so that all kind of photographers can join! :giggle: Do you take photos of other things? Don't worry, the next themes will be: Conceptual, Architecture and Abstract & Surreal!

:heart: How to enter?

  • Only 1 entry per person!

  • THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: It must be a NEW photo taken and submited in August 2014.

  • We would appreciate it if you mention in the artist's comments that it is an entry for the CRPhotography contest!

  • Submit the deviation from your gallery that you want to enter! :D

  • DEADLINE is: Sunday 31st August at 3pm PST (11pm GMT). Then the admins of the group will judge the entries and we'll let you know who the winners are with another journal entry in the following month.

:heart: What are the prizes?

There will be three winners, and each of them will receive...
a 3 month Premium Membership!
Also, all winners will receive a journal feature in our group!

:heart: Spread the word!

:bulletred: If you can contribute to the prizes we'll truly appreciate it! You can help by offering features, points, llamas...
:bulletblue: Help us spread the word: Fav this article, share it with your friends... The more the better!
:bulletgreen: Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts or problems submitting your entry! :hug:

Happy Snapping! :heart: