Project Educate Continues! Project Educate Continues!!!
#projecteducate is a group and all updates from individuals during their weeks listed below will be posted over there! So be sure to join or watch for the full updates! If you want to partake in Community Week by writing an article then just note the group with your ideas!
April 29th - May 5th
May 6th - May 12th
Community Week with `JamminJo and `lintu47
May 13th - May 19th
Photography with ^Kaz-D and ^3wyl
May 20th - May 26th
Anthro gallery and Anthropomorphic art with ^KovoWolf
May 27th - June 2nd
CSS with `im-not-sana
June 3rd - June 9th
Community Week with `JamminJo and `lintu47
June 10th - June 16th
Story Planning Week with ^Beccalicious ^neurotype and ^NicSwaner (#CRLiterature)
June 17th - June 23rd
Wallpaper with ^VSConcepts
June 24th - June 30th
Dark Photo-manipulation with ^Aeirmid
July 1st - July 7th
Community Week with :devjam
Chat Events CalendarUpcoming EventsChat Events Calendar1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Standby for more events coming soon!
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyoneGallery Makeover Project2 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples. While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational. What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity. While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree. That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma
Pimps and Whoas - January 17, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - January 17, 20134 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Official dA News
Holiday Card Project 2012 Wrap Up
Introducing Commissions on deviantART
Seniority Announcements January 2013
Site Update Commissions, deviantART Muro brushes
Apparel Collection Monster Talk
All "official" contests will begi
Celebrating Deviousness - February 2013Celebrating Deviousness - February 20134 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Congratulations to `Krissi001
Project get connected
Project Animal Emotes 3
What is this Awesome Achievement?
Seniority Announcements - January 2013Seniority Announcements - January 20134 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many other
PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your workHello all!PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your work9 months ago in Projects More Like This
Well we’ve had a fascinating week so far; a week which hopefully has provided some insight not only to the process of DD selection but helped you understand what we look for in DDs as CVs. As we draw to the end of this week, I bring you an article which will whet your Saturday with thoughts that don’t just apply to the DD feature, but something which should be a consideration to everything you submit to dA. I am talking about deviation presentation.
Why is Presentation important?
Art isn’t always about just being “creative”. There are techniques and skills which develop over time which contribute to the quality of the work you produce and alongside this comes a developed understanding of good presentation.
Good presentation could be anything from cropping a photograph, to spell checking your literature. These are common sense things that in the rush of wanting to show off your creativity can sometimes be
Hot off the Press - Our Vector CV is in Print!In case you haven't heard already, `ChewedKandi - our dedicated and definitely awesome Vector Community Volunteer has been working hard with Adobe! The result? Her book has JUST been published!Hot off the Press - Our Vector CV is in Print!4 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
But that's not all - the book involves 30 emerging artists within the Vector Community and most of them are from deviantART! The book explores their work, their inspirations and some tutorial projects that will help those looking to learn a bit more. Whether or not you're seriously into Vector doesn't actually matter, because this beautiful showcase of works has something for everybody.
Huge congratulations to ~shiropanda ~TraceLandVectorie03 ~Asher-Bee `CrisVector ~Helbetico *BreeLeman ~Zzanthia *CQcat ~ivan-bliznak `j3concepts ~dimary ~lounge-acting *ChasingArtwork *grelin-machin ~roberlan ~FlowisKing ~Ryannzha ~cronobreaker ~lanitta ~rafahu ~shoelesspeacock *ssst *NaBHaN ~crowded-teeth :devlim
Project Educate: People and Portraits IntroductionPortrait or Portraiture Photography is about a person or a group of people arranged in a certain way to convey the mood, emotions and possibly even a story. On DeviantART there are many sub-categories within the People & Portraits Gallery and some of those are self explanatory whilst others take a little bit more planning and thinking about to achieve. Throughout this week, we'll be working to hopefully clean up misconceptions and straighten out parts of the People & Portrait Galleries. So here's what's happening...Project Educate: People and Portraits Introduction9 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Shoot Yourself - Photography Contest
Open Forum - Throw your questions to the photography CVs and expect the answers (as much as possible) by the end of the week!
Getting your Emotive on - Definition
Pimps and Whoas - March 12, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - March 12, 20132 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Official dA News
The Enduring Enigma of Collage
Site Update: Survey
Join us for a deviantMEET in Seattle WA
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Discussion
Site Update March 7
Selling on the Premium Con
CR Newsletter - November/December 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - November/December 20125 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5 Project Educate 2011/2012
6. Art History Project
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
As the old year begins to fade into the sunset, it is customary to reflect on the passing year and make plans for the upcoming one. Some do this in the form of resolutions, some people make action plans, some people just swing into the new year the same way they swung out of the old one Whatever way you intend to welcome in 2013, I hope you're surrounded by love and that you do it safely!
I've been reflecting on the year and like many, with some focus on the unimaginable events of the last few weeks. Specifically, the shooting in Newtown. I know that it's "human nature" to want to find
Celebrating Deviousness - March 2013Celebrating Deviousness - March 20133 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Congratulations to `
Pimps and Whoas - January 3, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - January 3, 20135 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update: Literature Thumbs. Sta.sh Submit
Happy Holidays from deviantART
Odyssey Propulsion 6
Commissions on deviantART
Celebratring Deviousness January 2013
Dedication to a New Year
PE Note to Daily DeviationHello all,PE Note to Daily Deviation9 months ago in Projects More Like This
In this section of Daily Deviations (DD) PE week I wanted to write about how your suggestions are processed and then turned into DDs, but with a bit more of a focus on the process of how we Community Volunteers (CVs) utilize the note system. I felt it was a place where some common problems arise which may not be talked about all too often resulting in confusion and frustration for both suggesters and CVs.
The Note System
I think many are aware of this but just for the sake of being clear, CVs use the same exact note system as every other user on the site. We do not have any special bells and whistles to organize our notes other than the same tools you all are also given. There is no special tool or program that sorts or does anything special with our DD suggestions for us, it is entirely up to us, how we choose to sort them in our note system.
Let's take a closer look at how the process works, shall we?
Pimps and Whoas - February 8, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - February 8, 20133 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update: The New Submission Process
MAMA Scared Stiff Contest Winners
CR Newsletter - July/AugustTable of ContentsCR Newsletter - July/August9 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Thank You!
2. Daily Deviations and Groups
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History Project
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
1. Thank You!
I'd like to take a moment to issue a very important "THANK YOU" to YOU! The deviantART Community. On the heels of our 12th Birthday, I've looked back at the projects that my team have undertaken and realized that in the last year, especially, the deviantART community has stepped up and helped to make projects like #projecteducate and #ArtHistoryProject successful. Without your contributions, interest, faves, feedback and participation, projects like these would go no where. I'm looking forward to more community interaction and participation projects and am always open to your feedback regarding projects or endeavors you'd li
November Daily Deviation RoundupsOnce again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! EnjoyNovember Daily Deviation Roundups6 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
General Photography from 3wyl
General Photography from Kaz-D
Horror & Macabre Photography
Celebrating Diversity #13In this issue of Celebrating Diversity, I would like to remind you of an amazing feeling...when you see a piece of art created in a medium or genre that you have little or no experience of working in, and it feels like you're witnessing something magical, something beyond your comprehension.Celebrating Diversity #135 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's wonderful to revel in the joy of How do they do that? and find inspiration in the creations of other artists. So I challenge you to take a step outside of the galleries that you regularly browse and immerse yourself in the experience of indulging in something new.
How do you celebrate diversity?
Do you regularly browse, comment on and collect art that's wildly different from what you create?
Do you watch artists who use mediums that you don't use in your own
Celebrating Diversity #7Writing this article will prompt me to go on a journey into the deviantART galleries I have rarely explored. I've chosen to feature some deviations from the Film & Animation, Traditional Art and People and Portraits Photography galleries!Celebrating Diversity #77 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Film & Animation
People & Portraits Photography
Here are previous Celebrating Diversity articles for your viewing pleasure:
PE Daily Deviations - So you want to suggest DDs?You're browsing deviantART or are simply checking your message centre and find a wonderful art piece. You want to suggest it as a Daily Deviation because you believe it truly deserves to be seen by the community as a whole. But how to properly suggest a DD? This article will explain the process.PE Daily Deviations - So you want to suggest DDs?9 months ago in Projects More Like This
Things to check before sending a suggestion:
The first thing you need to check is if the artist has been given a Daily Deviation in the past 6 months. Volunteers cannot feature anyone who's had a DD in that period of time with no exceptions, as this has been hard-coded into deviantART's system.
"But how do I check an artist's Daily Deviations?" you may ask. Simply go to their gallery, click browse and scroll down. If they have any DDs, you'll be able to find a link to them at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, you can add "/dds" after their profile url and click enter on your browser's address bar.
Celebrating Deviousness December 2012Celebrating Deviousness December 20126 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Congratulations to `UnicornReality
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A Note on Daily Deviation FeaturesAt ten features into my tenure as Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal Photography I am noticing a certain trend in response to abstract and surreal Daily Deviations. I shall address some of the recurring themes here, and hopefully answer some questions along the way. At this point I would like to mention that I am talking about a small and vocal minority, and I sincerely thank the overwhelming majority for supporting the featured artists and their work. You're what makes this site such a great community.A Note on Daily Deviation Features5 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
With that said, let's get to the troublesome themes I am coming across.
The "This is crap!" Argument
As an observer and a critic, you're entitled to think that something isn't very good. However, exclaiming as such on the comments of a piece of work that an artist has spent time and energy creating is not only counter-productive, but rude and insulting, especially if it's not followed up with some advice about how you think they could make their
Genres of Manga/AnimeI would love to thank `Damaged927 for originally making this. However, since it was posted a few years back, it may be hidden from the eyes of many people, so now let's reintroduce it to everyone.Genres of Manga/Anime1 year ago in Manga & Anime More Like This
A common misconception is that anime and manga is a genre itself. This is very untrue! Just like any TV show, movie or book, Anime and Manga have their own genres and themes as well. In this article I will be covering the more common genres and themes and give an example series that fit the bill. And since I can never miss an excuse to feature some art, I will post a few fan art's from the series.
Well, this is a common theme found in entertainment industry and anime is no different. The action genre focuses mainly on battles and fights. A prime example of an Action anime is Bleach
PE: Digital Art VS other categoriesThe category system within deviantArt has the purpose to organize the thousands of artworks submitted every day and group them together in accordance to style, media, genre and/or theme, etc. Imagine deviantArt without categories, it would be a chaos! Imagine yourself wanting to browse for photography only; without the system organizing every deviation by media, you would find yourself unable to filter artworks that aren't photography in your search results.PE: Digital Art VS other categories5 months ago in Digital Art More Like This
Thus the importance of categorizing your artwork correctly. By submitting your work to the appropiate category combined with a correct use of keywords, you're a step ahead of being discovered by people wanting to search for art like yours.
All this sounds so nice and all, but what happens when a particular piece could fit in several categories? The category system as it is now is very specialized and has literally thousands of different subcategories buried down tons of more subcategories, which is both a blessing and a curse. Havi
Spirit Day 2012"Ultimately, I want Spirit Day to make just one person feel little bit better about his or herself, to feel safe enough in their own skin and to be proud of who they are" - Brittany McMillanSpirit Day 20127 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
In memory of the young LGBT people who lost their lives to suicide, Brittany encouraged her friends to wear purple on a day in October -- a day that came to be known as Spirit Day. Since then, GLAAD has helped turn Spirit Day into a global event that inspires millions of individuals, celebrities, TV personalities, media outlets, companies and schools to wear purple in a stand against bullying.
While Spirit Day does focus on the LGBT community, I believe that it's anti-bullying message is relevant to every community. It only get's better, if we take the pledge to make it so.
Practice compassion and understanding, and treat others how you would like to be treated and we can make a difference.
Show your support for this anti-bullying me