Community Relations - July/August 2011Community Relations - July/August 20114 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Community Relations team exists to facilitate communication amongst deviantART's administration, volunteers and members. Our goal is to foster creative genius by encouraging artists to grow, collaborate and participate in a friendly and supportive artistic environment.
Table of Contents
1. Important Information
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Share your Opinions!
4. Official Contests
5. News from the Galleries
6. News from the Chats and Forums
1. Happy Birthday deviantART!!
Today we celebrate 11 years of deviousness and with that comes some great announcements, ar
Stock and Resources: Policy ClarificationThe Stock and Resources community is an integral part of deviantART, both for having an active community of its own as well as providing high quality stock to all deviants.Stock and Resources: Policy Clarification3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
As this community has grown so much over the years, so has the amount of invalid stock and resources that have been provided by some deviants. The Stock and Resources community feels like this reflects negatively on them, the volunteers have a hard time trying to teach people about valid stock and how to use it correctly, and it gives an appearance that deviantART Staff tolerate so-called “art theft” or copyright infringement.
In this article our aim is to reinforce our policies regarding stock and stock use and clear up some misconceptions.
Stock and Resource submissions to deviantART:
What are Invalid Stock and Resources?
In short, invalid stock or resources are anything which you do not have full permission to upload. This incl
Thank you for making Creative Grants a success!Thank you for a successful first round!Thank you for making Creative Grants a success!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program -- a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended and we've received over 500 applications! Thank you to each and everyone who submitted their creative project. You can check out the recipients and their projects here!
Get ready for the next cycle!
We'd also like to announce that our next cycle of funding is now open. Apply by describing the artistic endeavor of your dreams through our official application form. If you didn't get a chance to participate in the l
Introducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer! TweetIntroducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
What is Sta.sh?
What is Sta.sh?
Sta.sh is deviantART's new upload and submitting platform, home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in-between. It provides you with an area to place, organize, and perfect your artistic workings to submit to deviantART and beyond. A suite of features all in one, Sta.sh is here to make your online life a whole lot easier.
Drag & Drop, & Store
Drag and drop multiple files at one time quickly and easily. Submit immediately to deviantART, or take time to customize or enha
CEA Blog: How to Submit an Abuse ReportNeed to know how to submit a good "Abuse Report" to our Support Center? Click the URL title of this article to read our Comm Ops blog!CEA Blog: How to Submit an Abuse Report4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Of Copyright + PremadesOf Copyright + Premades4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Disclaimer: I'm no lawyer, I do not work for deviantArt, I'm merely someone who has been doing photomanips for quite a while and has taken the time to read quite a few articles on the topic. The views expressed hereunder are mine alone. They do not reflect any "official dA opinion" nor are they to be taken as "legal advice". Furthermore, you may live in a country that hasn't signed any of the treaties that govern international copyright law, so you'd have to check with your country's national laws.
I strongly urge you to not only read the journal, but also the comments underneath it as there are a lot more examples of what you can and can't do as well as more links to information being shared by your fellow deviants!
What is Copyright?
I'll paraphrase/quote the wikipedia article on the topic for this:
"Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclus
Art History - Interview with SylwiaTelari:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations:Art History - Interview with SylwiaTelari3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As part of Traditional Art History Month I will be interviewing some of the Traditional Art Community, including your lovely TradART Community Volunteers
Today it's the lovely STelari, your Community Volunteer for Traditional Art
Hi STelari, tell us a little about yourself and your style of Art.
I'm a creation addict... and my name is Sylwia (: My personality and interests are clearly visible in what and how I do; a bit twisted, with a creepy shell, sometimes rigid, but I tend to hide a smile in details that require your search.
I'm crazy about trying new things and techniques and what you can see in my dA gallery is just a tip of an iceberg.
What is it that attracts you to Traditional Art?
It's traditional (: Anything I do has a connection to the past and it gives me a chill when I think that some of the techni
Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 7 Ive been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artists works that I have come across. It started off as stock I cant provide myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 74 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway, Check them out, Im sure youll agree, just click on their deviation.
world at war 12 by xXtimeless-stockXx Sailor Hoop 1 + 2 by SenshiStock Sirene I by PhiloetSophia paganistka by paganistka Red-Green Stock I by Mikado-LaCroix pic +21+ by EllyNimphadora-stock Alice Stock 03 by MeetMeAtTheLake2Nite Red-Green Stock III by Mikado-LaCroix sad pin up by pretentioustwat :thumb255096783: Steam Punk Queen 8 by mizzd-stock Queen Of Hearts Stock 05 by MeetMeAtTheLake2Nite :thumb254926590: Starrymuse Fairy 3a by jagged-eye FS: Bladedancer Marionette 005 by Kebehut-stock FS: Bladedancer Marionette 010 by Kebehut-stock Cloak 3 by Allendra3 Luna - Godess of Moon VII by PhiloetSophia :thu
Drawing From LifeWhen I was in school, our life-drawing teacher had us focus on just one area of the model's body as we drew, attempting to form an impression of the rest of that body by staring only at one focal point.Drawing From Life3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gradually, the arms and legs would burn into the periphery of what we saw while we were staring at the model's left eye, for example, and it was that peripheral impression we'd try to convey with our stumps of vine charcoal, hopefully resulting in drawings that replicated what we actually saw, as opposed to what a camera might see.
That kind of focus and concentration brings on an easy, trance-like state, and unveils the beauty of human flesh, no matter what shape it's in-- models who would likely never turn up on the cover of Italian Vogue would nonetheless glow under the spotlights of the classroom, and you'd see what a miraculous thing it is for the human body to absorb and reflect light; how that light defines shape and casts differing intensities of shadow. We'd come away
Photomanip News and Feature - 12 AugustHi everyone,Photomanip News and Feature - 12 August3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I hope you have enjoyed your week! It's been kind-of quiet around here lately; have you all been at the beach?
Here is what I know is going on in our community.
Please welcome . . .
Every week we will try to feature a new member of our community. If you know of a new member (who has been here 6 months or less) and want to have a "welcome" feature for them, please note their name to ChisSweetArt.
This week, we are welcoming WriteGirl, Tanya, a writer-turned-manipulator! She has been in our community for about a month, and she has already contributed a great deal through her nicely-developing artistry and inspiring sense of creativity. Here are some of her lovely works for you to admire:
Why not drop by her gallery, leave a comment or two, and welcome her to our community? We've all been new at one point or another, and it's nice to make new friends.
Super Group Sale: Level Up Your Group!Avid followers of Holiday Headquarters are aware of deviantART's Daily Deals throughout the season because our elves have been hard at work making holiday magic happen for all. And today is no different!Super Group Sale: Level Up Your Group!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the first time ever, we're hosting a sale on Super Groups! From now until December 29th at 11:59 PM Pacific, get 12 months of Super Group status for $45.95!
Group administrators: The ability to upgrade is only available to you. The power to take advantage of this awesome deal is in your hands!
Group fans: If you want your favorite group to be upgraded, poke your nearest group administrator and alert him or her to this limited time only sale.
Super Groups have a slew of awesome benefits, including:
Highlighted rank in the Groups directory. Stand out from the rest with
deviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate! TweetdeviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
August 7th, 2011 marks deviantART's 11th birthdAy, but in true devious style, we're taking a whole week to celebrate! Our original plans for Deviants Appreciation Day were so huge that there was no possible way to express our love for the community in a mere 24 hours. Instead, we've created Deviants Appreciation Week, and what better time to host a week's worth of community-oriented events than in the days leading up to our birthdAy?
Each day this week, we have something special organized for you to participate in! Check out the schedule of events below to come party with us!
In Skribble, our latest community contest, we challenge
Premade Backgrounds and Group Submission ChangesToday we’re going to address the “Circle of Stock.” Cue Disney’s “The Lion King” theme song and call me Mufasa. Just like in the circle of life, what we do affects another group, and returns to affect us again. We have a responsibility to the artists that use our stock to provide legitimate and safe stock resources. As an administrator for a few art groups as well as stock groups, I have seen what happens to the artists who use invalid stock resources. They have had their art declined, or had to replace stock elements through no fault of their own. This especially includes those who includes celebrity or otherwise copyrighted material, even if it was uploaded to the Resources and Stocks section of . It isn’t fair to the artists who use the “stock” and hurts the credibility of not only the stock provider who uploads it, but the stock community itself.Premade Backgrounds and Group Submission Changes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Premade backgrounds have always seemed to be flo
Updates and stuff JuneUpdatesUpdates and stuff June3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We are still biting our fingernails and bouncing on the edge of our seats for the changes to be made to the stock and resources galleries. Don't worry! We've not forgotten them!
We have been making a concerted effort to track down and report celebrity images, and other non-legit resources and user accounts - though you probably wouldn't notice given how many there are.
Stock things you should know and be aware of
DON'T EVER EVER take a brush set from another website and upload it here under the pretence that its yours. We, and the artists who regularly use such brushes are not stupid. You and your accounts will be reported and will be removed. No matter how many times you ban evade.
CELEBRITY PHOTOS ARE NOT STOCK. Stop it.
Stuff going on around the site
This week I have been mostly eating lettuce sammiches.
I haven't really... this week I have been mostly trying to get the constantly ig
Thank you! And FEATURESThank you to all the new watchers and members,Thank you! And FEATURES3 years ago in Personal More Like This
and thank you also to the group's new submissions.
It's fantastic to see such variety in borders.
Please don't forget about entering the group's current contest
which has been extended to September 1st.
A 2 PART Art Nouveau Border Design Contest.
with 2 winners.
Happy Halloween / Samhain! And thank you feature!Hello dear friends and watchers!Happy Halloween / Samhain! And thank you feature!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's almost Halloween then I thought I could do a little feature for this special day! :iconpumpkinplz:
In first I want to thank you Eleanor :iconwintersmagic: for the membership!
Please, have a look on her gallery:
I would like also say a big thank you for all the support, comments and features I get from you, I really appreciate!
A big thank you feature:
Keeper of Souls by melanneart :thumb266834701: Night Hunters by SweediesArt
The Witch's Project-II by NatsPearlCreation Halloween by BiBiARTs Flying Crow by Celairen
When The Lights Go Out. by TwistedHearts :thumb332315684: OOPS by shiny-shadows-Art
:thumb272475883: :thumb267556042: :thumb265776431:
G O T H I C L I G H T by Frederic-Lievre Everything fades... by Behana :thumb287687866:
.: Black As The Devil :. by NatiatVII The pirate life for me by tamaraR The Feather Mistress by MoonlightMysteria
i never learn by tallouh :thumb259450983: :thumb313481384:
:thumb332335527: Spell Caster by DesignbyKatt Watching Over You by Sannalee01
trapped by Lwsypher :th
Site Update: Multi-Submit and Scheduled SubmitIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit (Premium Member Features)
Upgrade to Premium Membership to use these new features!
Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit, two often-requested features that will make submitting to deviantART even easier, have been launched to Premium Members!
Multi-Submit is a tabbed interface built into the Submit page which allows you to uploa
Stock and Resources UpdatesLETS TALK ABOUT STOCK "REQUESTS"Stock and Resources Updates3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Every year we get excited, eager, passionate new stock providers entering our small but growing community, and every year these new stock models in particular get targeted by a small group of "requesters" Those of us who have been on the site for more than a few years recognise the types of "requests" I'm talking about and know to absolutely avoid them at all costs, but its something that I've seen more and more regularly over the last few months, and its definitely a concern.
There are standard "pose requests" that are NOT requested for the "artist" to work from. They are simply asking you to take photos of yourself in provocative poses so they can get off to your stock.
Firstly - please keep in mind that the images you are providing to artists are STOCK ART - they are first and foremost designed to provide artists with useable, useful references, either for traditional art, or digital art or whatever media they choose to create