Community Week Round-UpRavenswd and I had the honor of hosting the Emoticon Community Spirit this past week. As part of the festivities, we conducted 7 days of emoticon-related polls, features and fun.Community Week Round-Up3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To view Days 1 to 5 Features, click here ---> http://mirz123.deviantart.com/journal/Spirit-Week-Features-Day-5-270156392?
To view Day 6 Features + the Hat contest, click here ---> http://mirz123.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-18-entries-amp-NaNoEmo-Day-6-270156362?
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The polls we conducted posed various different questions to the community. Here's a bit of a recap of the answers. To see the full results (everything could not be included here), visit the individual polls!
Comm Week Poll 1: Name your top 3 fave emoticonists. http://mirz123.deviantart.com/journal/poll/2415256/
:iconmintyy: :iconprosaix: :iconphlum: :iconseiorai: :iconsparklydest: :iconsynfull: :iconKath602: :iconsynfull: :ico
Random Emote Awesomeness - Volume 13Volume 14 in the series that showcases a random variety of emoticons: some old, some new, some by seasoned emoticonists, some by new artists. There's no real rhyme or reason as to which pieces are featured. Sometimes I pick a theme such as animals, other times it's just whatever strikes my fancy. Below are the current group of awesome emotes hand-picked by me (and sometimes a guest). Much like the title, this News feature will publish a bit randomly. Maybe weekly, maybe every third Thursday, maybe three days in a row--but hopefully at least once a month.Random Emote Awesomeness - Volume 134 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Random Emote Awesomeness
:iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: Heart In Hands by Steph1254 :iconnbsp: Juggling Friends by the-ska-boss :iconnbsp: Coco and friends by Coconutflakes :iconnbsp: :th
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY WATCHERS!!!:iconsparklesplz: :iconsparklesplz:HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY WATCHERS!!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
What an incredible year it has been for me! 2014 was a year of ups and downs for various reasons (including being treated for cancer), but I had the pleasure of spending a week at Olympic National Park in Washington and a week at Glacier National Park in Montana doing my photography!! I'm sure many of you have seen my Olympic National Park photos, but soon I will be posting my photos from Glacier National Park. I also upgraded and bought myself a full-frame Canon 6D with an impressive 24-105mm f/4L lens. I cannot wait to try it out, especially on my NEXT photography trip.
But I also met some fantastic artist and photographers on dA here and I cannot express enough my overwhelming gratitude for all the support, all your wonderful comments, all your beautiful compliments, and all the friendship you've shown me this past year! I realized my 500th watcher this past year and
Are you Dialed In on YouTube Education?Did you ever desire to improve your skills, but couldn't afford fancy classes, or didn't want to leave home?Are you Dialed In on YouTube Education?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
For the most part, an excellent education can be found within the videos on YouTube!
Camera information and Post Processing Tutorials are everywhere on YouTube!
So where do you begin?
I'm going to share with you some of my favorite YouTube channels for educating yourself on Lightroom, Photoshop, and Camera reviews.
I have found all of these to be be very helpful in learning new things about software and camera news.
Here you will find probably one of the most thorough Lightroom tutorial series I have fou
Crazy Amazing Art 15Wow my inbox has been completely flooded with so much amazing art!Crazy Amazing Art 151 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I wish I could feature more but here is some of the amazing artwork I see on a daily basis.
Bluebell field by Steve1098
Pink by PassionAndTheCamera
Schachbrettblume 3 by Martina-WWHellFire by DMMDesign
Wind Shaper by Trichardsen
More poppy play by kayaksailorLORHTQ - silver and ametrine by LUNARIEEN
Lonely by albatros1
The Ladies by John-Peterwondrous wahclella by NWunseen
Drop by Aurelien-Minozzi
I'm not yoursrespect the natureI'm not yours1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
respect other people
Autumn fire II by m-eralp Sky on fire............ by Betuwefotograaf
Cracking Eclipse by Michaelthien Iceland landscapes pt. XXVI by TheChosenPesssimist Wild Flower by timbodon
midday enchantment by NWunseen Good Morning! by AzariahCzarist Outlet by LAlight
Get Lost by Nelleke Weathered by jxsnyder deep in the forest by nara5hikamaru
Golden by StefanPrech steep in the creek by NWunseen Mystic River by StefanPrech
Chasm I by Glenn-Crouch Sunset over Cradle Mountain by paulmp Twilight Cliff by LinRuPhotography
Legendary Tree by Michaelthien Mono Lake by SvenMueller A Tors Behind by timbodon
Bunches of Rain by LAlight Beauty Creek by jaelise Union Creek Falls 3. by jxsnyder
The Way Home by Pajunen soon spring comes by KariLiimatainen Kuusankoski by m-eralp
02-18-2015 by Weissglut Blufeld in the Sky by DanielBrooksLaurent Seven by Nelleke
Little Tibet by Alessandro-Passerini Moody Day by GsanePhotography ...hallstatt V... by roblfc1892
This Old House by tassanee Toroweap Outlook by SvenMueller The Golden Storm by matthieu-parmentier
The Journey IIIA journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.The Journey III2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please consider giving it a or comment so that more people can see these amazing works!
The Journey I | The Journey II
The Emoticon Corner - Volume 1A brand new bi-monthly article featuring emoticons, emoticonists, as well as other fun stuff having to do with emotes. This feature combines, replaces, and re-imagines the "Random Emote Awesomeness" and "Amazing Emoticonists" articles.The Emoticon Corner - Volume 13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm a sucker for pixel vehicles and this one is awesome! Lovely shading.
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Such a sweet gift for a fellow artist. Love how the OCs are done.
~ ~ [Bullet; White] ~ [Bullet; Green] ~ [Bullet; White] ~ [Bullet; Green] ~ [Bullet; White] ~ [Bullet; Green]
Architecture, Urban and Rural Spotlight Vol. 57klapouch'sArchitecture, Urban and Rural Spotlight Vol. 572 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 57
Architecture, Urban and Rural
Low Tide At Tower Bridge II
La Tour Eiffel
Emerging from Fog
*St Peter's Basilica*
Places XLIIPlaces XLII2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A Collection of Mountainscapes
Mountains of mist by gigi50
Morning Sun by BokehLight
View from Mt. Mangart 1 by BerarAdrian Untitled by third-one
Balea Lac by wolfgangbuhr The Schreckhorn by cwaddell
Lake by VinceArt01
Tatry III by JoannaRzeznikowska Into the Valley by spatarozliev
Erebor by CleaLlyfr Au creux de l'hiver by CleaLlyfr
Scotland IV by julie-rc
Feature-6 Water snail by relhom Technicolor by Jules1983 Fire and Ice. by DafoeofLenin Sweetest treasure by dinabelenko Rest by pls258 Fuzzy moth by ColinHuttonPhotoFeature-61 year ago in Personal More Like This
32.365 by PiecesOfAnsley Her heart by Stygma Sakura by Silvia-Pp Lampadaire by Piscisvolantis Snow Flake II by John77 Lonely by tectonixr Snail by MohannadQassab Tiny treasures ~ by MauiMelle Hyllus diardi. by irassMakroFotografie Waterdrops-033 by mib4art Blueberry Afternoon by Silvermoonswan If You Are Lost And Alone by HeartOfArendelle Splash Time! by VelvetRedBullet Mackinac Island by SergietsDmitry the beauty of white and green by xXNeo wisper by Niophee To C a t c h Me In This Moment by GrotesqueDarling13 Candy Sark VIII by NatalieKhairallah And Many More Wishes to Come by TeaPhotography Throwing Copper by Bex-Photography
WINNER - Contest 1st Theme FLOWERS:icontransparentplz:WINNER - Contest 1st Theme FLOWERS2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello dear members and friends of TheFavouriteShowcase
It's time to reveal our winner on the 1st Theme of our Contest "The Thematic Colours of Renewal - FLOWERS":
Congrats to ifsantag :iconifsantag:
With 8 votes wins 1000 .
The 3 most voted after the winner were :
and by :iconpollypixels:
These works will enter a poll after contest (21st June) with the 3 most voted at the 2nd and 3rd Themes to win 500 , stay tuned
As in the past years, those who didn't vote are not eligible to win and unfortunately some votes were wasted. All participants were noted to vote, I'm sorry they didn't had the time to do it...if you are participating in the next themes be sure to cast your votes. You will find all dates in the Contest Folder http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/43242374 or in
Macro Spotlight Vol. 162MarcosRodriguez'sMacro Spotlight Vol. 1622 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 162
Spotlight Features - Volume 13A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.Spotlight Features - Volume 132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
It is widely known that many famous artists, composer, and authors have had the frustration of having a work they felt was sub-par gain huge popularity while pieces they worked harder on and adore sat un-noticed. This is the same for everyday deviants. I recently ran a poll asking for deviants to share with me their thoughts on this and share their own art. Here are some of the answers--the first piece being the most faved and the second being the one they wished had more love. More will be featured in future articles. To see the original poll (which is still open), click here<
FriendshipFriendship3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today while driving with my Mom to a little party, we were discussing our excitement for the big move to Arizona (which will be at the end of March ). She then started to talk about how she has told none of her staff at her job or any of our relatives about our decision to leave. She asked me if I had told anyone, specifically my friend Ashmo. I only have a small handful of friends that live here and that I actually talk to and hang out with. I told her that I have not told them yet . . . but that I had told many of my deviantART friends. She started with "I meant real friends...", but then corrected herself and went with "I mean friends that you're actually connected with, that you actually go out with." All I could do was look at her in disbelief and then listen as she went on about other things. While at the party, I thought about making this journal . . . and about friendship.
A thought always lingered in my head ever sinc
Images of the Week 27/2012 - mono masterpiecesWe see so many images every day. Most of them are more or less meaningless and pass our mind like a wind. But among the vast stream of images there are the occational few which make a difference and stay on our minds. It is some of those images that I'm featuring as the 'Images of the Week'.Images of the Week 27/2012 - mono masterpieces3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this feature I was going to showcase only street shots since lately I've been more and more interested about it but on the other hand I wanted to feature a LOT of images and since I couldn't find ten top rate imho street shots from my recent history I had to include other genres as well. Monochrome is the only common denominator. For me all these images provide that special feeling which makes them a cut above. Tastes are personal though so you don't need to like them but give these images a chance to corrode into your cerebellum as they have corroded into mine.
The Neglected Importance of the Online CommunityWhat is the Worldwide Online Community?The Neglected Importance of the Online Community3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Worldwide Online Community is simply a group of people from a wide variety of countries and continents who come together to share their skills, experience, and/or love for a subject. Online communities are a fairly new faction and are not fully understood, their importance is neglected and may not reach their full potential until the next generation incorporates them more and more. It wasn't until the '90s that the Internet or World Wide Web really became a part of the culture, but in less then 20 years its impact has changed society from top to bottom.
In order to really delve into the importance of the worldwide online community, one must first define what it is. There are hundreds of different definitions of what an online community is, but this statement is generally accepted throughout these definitions.
Worldwide online communities are groups of people who join together on the Internet with a common int
Project Educate: Welcome to Typography!Welcome to Typography!Project Educate: Welcome to Typography!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This week of projecteducate is dedicated to Typography in all its shapes and forms!
"Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible." *
Typography surrounds us on a daily basis and usually we don't even notice it. Its purpose is to convey a message and not distract from it. This is what design is for: it puts information and language into something visually consumable.
This history of Typography starts long before Gutenberg or the Chinese invented movable type. Ever since language was born, man had to find other ways than mouth-to-mouth to transmit a message. What may have started with cave paintings developed into writing and thus, Typography was born.
There are many many faces to Typography: Calligraphy,
Gaining Exposure To ArtGaining Exposure For Your Own Art:Gaining Exposure To Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Being active on the site is probably the best and most effective way to get yourself and your art seen. Leaving thoughtful comments on others art will often result in them coming to your page to find out more about you and see your art. Being involved and making friends will promt people to focus on you and your art giving you a bit more exposure. Leaving critiques, helping to moderate groups, posting in the forums, or simply chatting it up in the chatrooms. These can all be beneficial in getting you more exposure. Below I'd like to outline some of the wonderful ways, I believe, you can gain extra exposure to your art.
Joining groups which are relevant to your interests and the art which you make can be very helpful in getting your art out there and seen by like minded individuals. The introduction of groups by dA has made it very e
I want my work Featured!*:icontransparentplz:I want my work Featured!*1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Our Monthly Challenge is open with the theme BUGSandSPIDERS (any visual medium as always, old or new work): you may find all info here http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/29360832 .
OUR CONTEST IS OPEN! CONTEST FLOWERS - 4 Groups United (photography)
Only 10 more days to submit!
:iconTheFavouriteShowcase: & :iconallartsupport:
Did you ever wish that a group featured your work,
that special piece you made with so much commitment and effort?
But it wasn't featured because it wasn't colourful enough, bright enough, cool enough,
pretty enough, new enough...
TheFavouriteShowcase and @allartsupp
Masters Of Capturing Light + Dark Side Of The LensI want to share some magnificent works of people who are able to align eye, head and feelings, observing the world rather than only seeing it. Enjoy and support them!Masters Of Capturing Light + Dark Side Of The Lens3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Dance of Shadows and Light by DeingeLHeaven and Earth by Ian-PlantSkies Of A Summer Sunset by kkart
The Great Christmas Comet of 2011 by CapturingTheNightEmergence by Ian-PlantMossyard: low sun + cold cold wind by CoigachWinter's Magic by Ian-PlantRadiance by Thomas-Koidhis
See Thru by manaphotoKiss Of Light by Dani-LefrancoisGateway by IvanAndreevich
The Final Minute of Light by hougaardBiblical by hougaardProject I by aFeinPhoto-com
Paisley.. by M-Atif-SaeedThe Chosen One by MarcoHeislerDock at Dusk by Stridsberg
Stranded Ice by Dee-TSkyrim by IvanAndreevichCape Kiwanda, I by coulombic
Elephant Cove II by Furiousxrfire stone by 5-zal:thumb267737743:
Emergent Sea by CainPascoeOverwhelming Fantasy by MaximeCourtyNeverending Autumn by joerossbachMassive Mood by FlorentCourty
Shadows and Flames by FlorentCourtyAutumn's Melody by SonjaPhotographyExplosive Reflection by parkflavor
:thumb172150547:Mirror Tarns by mark-flammableThe Black Cuillins by marianne-limCaribbean Fire by Nate-ZemanEverlasting by Karisca
Warm Heart by GregoriusSuhartoyoBlack Mountain Sunset by MohainLorelei by werol
Table Mountain by hougaardBreaking News by Capturing-the-Light:Colours Of The Sun by MRojekcom
FeatureRainy Sunday, Moto GP races on TV, and a small feature from my last favorites. I hope you like it.Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
By the way, have you noticed all the crap that is flooding the front page on DA? Less than 50% of the pictures are worth to be viewed. I think we should be able to choose wich shots we don't want to see in our front page.
There they go the deviations I chose:
Cofounder of: VenatoresLucis
Gallery moderator of devPREMIUM
Contributor of MarvelousMacro