Pimps and Whoas - January 12, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - January 12, 20124 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
How Malware Works via Banner Ads
Prints Payments Q4
The Timeless Code of the Eternal Outsider
2011 As Seen Through Art
deviantART is Hiring
Odyssey Into 2012 - In Retrospect
Community Relations News - January + February 2012>Community Relations News - January + February 20124 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Daily Deviations
2. Bi-weekly Critique Nights
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History
9. News from the Galleries
1. Daily Deviations
Recently, I announced changes to Daily Deviations in this journal and I'm happy to say that the response has been favorable. To review, we have made the following changes:
a> The "3-month rule" is now the "6-month rule" meaning an artist cannot receive another DD if they have had one in the last 6 months.
b> Daily Deviation selectors are limited to a maximum of one selection per day. This has been put in place to focus on quality vs quantity.
The hard-coding of these new guidelines is now in place (special thanks to ZombieCoder for that ).
These changes are part of an ongoing initiative to better our Dai
CR Newsletter - November + December 2011CR Newsletter - November + December 20114 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
2. Volunteer Openings
3. Share Your Opinions
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly a year can fly by. I've made it a practice over the years to sit back and reflect on the year, what went well, what didn't and where I'd like to see the new year go. A year can bring a lot of lessons and without reflection it's hard to ensure that you've taken away everything important from it. I apply this personally and to deviantART and it's that time again
A couple of fun highlights:
I got to sit next to Felicia Day and help conduct our interview with her at SXSW. I'm a pretty big fan so this was very cool. Our presence at SXSW was also a v
Daily Deviations UpdateHappy Monday MorningDaily Deviations Update4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I started this morning by signing something "Moonbam13" so either this typo means I need more coffee, or this week is going to be BAMTASTIC!
I'm rooting for the latter
I wanted to post a quick update on changes to Daily Deviations. It is important to note that these changes have not been hard-coded so my team is manually following these new guidelines. This means that errors can and likely will occur until the coding is complete, your patience and understanding is appreciated
The following guideline changes are in effect:
The 3-month rule is now the 6-month rule, meaning that it must be at least 6-months since the last time an artist received a daily deviation. (This was an overwhelmingly popular suggestion from the community and I agree, it's a good one!)
Daily deviation selectors may only select one daily deviation per day maximum. This has been put in place to focus on Quality vs Quantity.
Emoticon Gallery ChangesGreetings!Emoticon Gallery Changes4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There are some changes to the Emoticon Gallery structure that I'm excited to announce. Months ago Synfull suggested this layout:
and the response from the community has been entirely in favor of this structural change!
While I have made most of the changes the category currently looks like this:
Large - up to 150x150
Medium - up to 50x50
Project Educate: Critique Week Welcome to Critique Week!Project Educate: Critique Week4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For the majority of us on DeviantART, critique is an essential part of our experience and development as artists. As much as we love praise or positive comments from our nearest and dearest, most of us are seeking to improve our craft and to be able to shape our Art more effectively. Some of us purely post our work here to get that all important feedback and the extra special people amongst us are on here to give it.
However, to get critique is not always as easy as slapping up our latest piece into our gallery and wait for the responses to come flooding in. In fact if you genuinely want good critique, you do need to make a bit of an effort to get it and get effective, constructive feedback in return.
This week at communityrelations, we are using the power of Project Educate to have a whole week dedicated not only to how to get critique, but how to give it, use it and make the most of what deviantART can offer and hopefully show you that
Forum Features December 2011Once again, the CV team is here featuring the works of dA's beloved forumers!Forum Features December 20114 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Once per month we'll select one active user in the forums and we'll feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity to everybody to get featured! Every month, we'll create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a different theme. This thread will be made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs from your gallery matching the theme and, at the end of the month, we'll select our favorite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article
The best thing is that the only requirement is that you're an active member of the forums!
Featured Forumer of the Month: WorldWar-Tori.
selected by bohobella
"My life story in on
Top 10 Prints of 2011Congratulations to deviantART's 10 best sellers of 2011.Top 10 Prints of 20114 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
By agnes-cecile By begemott
By alexiuss By Apofiss
By spyroteknik By DawnPaladin
By DanielaUhlig By loish
By: alicexz By :devadoniswerthe
Life Through a Lens 7Welcome to the seventh edition of Life Through a Lens - a regular photography feature showcasing some of the recently submitted deviations within the Photography gallery.Life Through a Lens 74 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Harab Serapel by invisiblemartyr
000 by MartaSyrkothe other side by micmojojust the two by RibbonBlack
The Power To Create by Bex-Photography:happy morning: by candymaxWhen we were young by KarelSopek
trees IX by indojoCheetah Abstract by clippercarrilloFree Play by Hengki24
Ah, a Fence and Some Bokeh by l33tc4k3- Orava jewel III - by UNexperiencedPortraits of ruin pt.II. by realityDream
titulo clasico del boxeo by oscarsnapshotterThe Van by bittersweetvenomTime-Turner by RockingNeverland
Mad Bird by thrumyeyeRotten by FrigidReveriepiegon by arslanalp
VRE P336-09 VRE V50 by Fritzchen-26:thumb278494666:5887 by NunoCanha
Week One; Week Two; Week Three; Week Four;
Pimps and Whoas - November 25, 2011Official dA NewsPimps and Whoas - November 25, 20114 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Enhancing the Quality of your Journals
The Fractal Universe
As Enduring (and as fleeting) As the Gods
Face Your Monster Contest Winners
Introducing the deviantART Twitter Network
Project Educate - Architecture OverviewThis week Kaz-D and myself are bringing you an overview of the Photography Galleries on deviantART. This won't replace the full weeks planned by the specific community volunteers for specific galleries - but instead it will help to give you a mini introduction into what's out there.Project Educate - Architecture Overview4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Bridges & Suspended Structures
Photographs of bridges and other suspended architectural structures.
Photographs depicting the exterior of a building or any finished architectural construction.
Photographs depicting the interior of a building or any finished architectural construction.
Statues & Monuments
Photographs of statues, monuments and mortuary stones.
Photographing Architecture - Tips
Popular results for Browse Something for EveryonePopular results for Browse4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The deviantART community is incredibly deep and diverse. Every day, amazing art is produced that appeals to all tastes. Our goal in sharing and exposing the deviations in deviantART's Popular section is to showcase this depth and diversity as convincingly and fairly as we can.
DeviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results is known as Fair Exposure. The goal is to maximize the display of the most popular deviations in a variety of topics (styles/genres/art forms). Fair Exposure increases the probability that someone will see something that they personally like in Popular results. In short, with Fair Exposure, the community is exposed to a varied cross-section of deviantART. It uses an algorithm that is "fair" in nature -- meaning not biased toward any topic, yet still based on popularity.
Why is Fair Exposure n
Update: Fair Exposure and Popular Browse Fair Exposure and miscategorizationUpdate: Fair Exposure and Popular Browse4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On January 24th, 2012, we released an hq journal regarding Popular results for Browse. In this journal, we described Fair Exposure -- deviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results. Fair Exposure's goal is to showcase the most popular deviations in a variety of styles, genres, and art forms, without bias towards a particular topic.
Since the release of our Fair Exposure announcement, especially in the last handful of weeks, we've noticed a concerted, dedicated effort made by deviants, or groups of deviants, to specifically beat (or "game") the system. Deviations have been intentionally miscategorized in hopes of having them appear "higher" in Popular results. This has, rightfully so, resulted in complaints from deviants who submit to deviantART in a fair and honest manner.
An Audience with Dave Nitsche (davenit) DaveAn Audience with Dave Nitsche (davenit)4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Dave Nitsche (`davenit) is an award-winning conceptual photographer based in the US. His work has been featured in over a hundred magazines world wide, has had shows around the globe, and is considered a fresh voice in photography. His images are immediately identifiable and in the abundant world of art photography these days, that's pretty amazing.
On Sunday, December 4th, Dave will sit down with our photography community to answer questions about his work and much more! Don't miss this opportunity to gain insight into the world of conceptual photography!
This live featured chat will happen on Sunday, December
January 2012dA Related Daily DeviationsJanuary 20124 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is a monthly article to show all the deviations from the dA related gallery that were featured as Daily Deviations during the month!
ginkgografix’ Overview of dA related and Guide to the dA related galleries
My DD suggesting guidelines
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