DevNews 12th Edition, 2012Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors,
Welcome to DevNews 12th Edition, 2012.
Our aim is to bring you a collection of news articles, contest, features and more from around deviantART
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DevNews Deviant and Group of the month, July 2012.
Deviousness Award, July 2012
New and Noteworthy Groups
Rarer Cat Breeds Profile - June by CatCrazeFeatured: Cat Adoptions by CatCrazeMoisture in a Cat's Diet by CatCraze
WishingWell Weekly by dAWishingWellTuesday Treats: Endings by dAWishingWellWonderful Wednesday and You by JamminJo
WishingWell Weekly by TeaPhotography:thumb31193215
Pimps and Whoas - July 19, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - July 19, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Premium Content Platform
Site Update Bug Fixes and Feedback Discussion
Site Update Premium Content Platform
Comic Con - Day 4 (previous three days linked at the bottom of the journal entry for Day 4)
DT 2012 - Baguette meet at Breadlands
Pimps and Whoas - August 1, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - August 1, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Upgrades to Quarterly Check Payments
Celebrating Deviousness - August 2012
We need your Opinions about the Artisan Crafts Galleries!
Stock and Resources Policy Clarification
Photography Weekly: Edition TwentyPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Twenty3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one. - Robert Capa"
The Pulitzer Prize Winning Photos were announced this week and with it a debate was sparked about how best to display the controversial winners. The winning shot is Photo-journalism at it's best - and indeed humanity at its worst. The image depicts a young Afghan girl standing in the midst of the after effects of a bomb explosion. She is covered in blood, and around her lay bodies. Whilst the publication of graphic images has been a tough and much debated topic for some time - the very taking of such photos has sparked cynicism and unrest between many. Photo-journalists much of the time take their lives into their own hands when they document the horrors of this
Points - Get Some, Give Some Welcome to this special issue of What's Going On?? focussing specifically on events related to deviantART Points! There are some wonderful causes to donate points to! And if you don't have any points to donate, this issue will help you with that tooPoints - Get Some, Give Some3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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You can support all of these good causes by donating points!
Warm Winter Project - help 50 homeless people survive the winter
Artists in the Making Project - help Volunteer Eco Students Abroad buy t-shirts for South-African children in need
DevNews 10th Edition, 2012Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors,DevNews 10th Edition, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome toDevNews 10th Edition, 2012. Our aim to to bring you news, contest
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DevNews has two new admins
DevNews Welcomes TeaPhotography and CypherVisor
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Nom Nom #12Nom Nom #123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Tiramisu by sendok
Dry bread by takaiyo
CR Newsletter: September/October 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter: September/October 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
2. Attacking the Artist
3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. Art History Project
8. News from the Chats and Forums
9. News from the Galleries
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
Over the past few months, we've been diligently working on cleaning up the category tree of old and unused categories. While most of this will go unnoticed by the community, what you will notice is the change from "Miscellaneous" galleries to "Other". The reason for this change is simple. The concept of Miscellaneous leads one to believe that it's a junk drawer category for everything under the sun when the intention was to be an "Other" category for deviations that don't fit well in other sub-categories of the tree. We're also working on u
Photography Trouble Shooting: LightingRecently during a projecteducate week focusing on Still Life Photography we asked for you to share the issues that you might have when trying to obtain some great Still Life Shots. Through this series of articles we hope to answer some of the queries or give you that push you need to step outside boundaries and get creative. The first frustration came from 1510 who struggled with Lighting additionally a further 19 Deviants voted on the poll to indicate they had the same issues.Photography Trouble Shooting: Lighting3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Lighting. I always have to use just window or lamps which are never
good. kind of given up on still life photos, even I have still tons of
"1510 lamps and natural light are a perfectly good way of lighting a subject. Many 'professional' lighting solutions, particularly the ones that burn 'hot' or constantly, are not much more than high wattage incandescent light bulbs often with some sort of cooling (to prolong the lifespan of the bulb).
Love dA Lit: Issue 88Welcome to the eighty-eighth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 883 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Note: There is no group spotlight this week as I will be posting League of Lit Groups on Tuesday, the 22nd.
LITplease's Community Portal
Literature Links | Group Spotlight | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources | Open Admin Positions
Nom Nom #17Nom Nom #173 years ago in Art Features More Like This
dA love for everyone! #11dA love for everyone! #113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article's goal is to spread the dA love into everyone's heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!
Interviewed artist: Kaz-D :iconkaz-d:
Tell us what defines you as a person.
Oh gosh that's a tough one. I guess many people think they know the answer to it, but when you're actually asked... well! I think I'm defined by my work, family and hobbies. They've all combined over the years to make me who I am today. Especially photography - Art.
How did you found out about deviantART and why
MovemberAbout MovemberMovember3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to ed
League of Lit Groups: Vol. 3This article will be posted every fourth Tuesday of the month and will revisit one past group spotlight from Love dA Lit and one literature group who needs admins to help with their various group activities.League of Lit Groups: Vol. 33 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Note: I will be on vacation during the last two weeks of August so I will not be posting a League of Lit Groups article for that month. I will resume posting in September.
This month we will be taking a look at SixWordStories and revisiting FocusOnLit!
Group in Need | Past Spotlight | Contacting Me
Group In Need
"A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, t
Thank You For Your Love! Part OneWhat is a Birthday?:icontruesmiles:Thank You For Your Love! Part One3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A Birthday is a day when Love help us to face the passage of time ...
A Birthday is a day when memories get golden colors ...
A Birthday is a day when a beautiful thought makes you feel unique...
Thank you Dave :iconxcinnx:, for 3 Months Subscription!
Thank you dear Sara :iconsaretta1:, for 1 Month Subscription!
Thank you dear Teresa :icontigles1:, for all your love!
GOING DOWN THE SOUTHBANK MEMORY LANE III by Tigles1Artistry
Thank you for everything, dear Billy :iconnotofthisearth:
WishYouWereHere by notofthisearth:thumb299863826::thumb265625746:
Thank you dear Kerstin :iconsamima: for 100 points and this beautiful gift!:thumb299044780:
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Thank you sweet Nataly :iconnataly1st:, for this gorgeous gift!
PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the LegendDaily Deviations, or DDs . . . for some deviants, receiving one is the epitome of awesomesauce in the deviantART world. For others, they are a nice way to show off the work of lesser-known artists. Still others treat them as a special way to bring attention to great art that exemplifies works being done by a particular gallery or community.PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the Legend3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Perhaps because there are so many different ways of conceptualizing DDs, there are also many myths and misconceptions. I would like to address some of those myths by responding to the ones most frequently heard. Please note that these opinions are mine and reflect my experiences with the photomanipulation community, but perhaps they will be informative nevertheless.
Myth 1: DDs should always be perfect.
To many of us, the ideal Daily Deviation goes to an artist with amazing talent whose work draws you in and makes you think, "Wow, everyone needs to see this!" A DD should move you, inspire you, and provoke you to think, b
CR Newsletter January/February 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter January/February 20133 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. New Submission Process and Thumbnail Examples
2. New Galleries and Gallery Additions or Change Requests
3. Why Wasn't I Chosen?
4. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7. Project Educate 2013
8. Art History Project
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
11. Vacation Notice
1. New Submission Process and Thumbnail Examples
In my opinion, one of the greatest advantages to the New Submission Process, are the thumbnail examples and descriptions that appear when you're selecting a category. It's no secret that we have misplaced deviations throughout the galleries and it's probably the most complained about topic I deal with on a daily basis. My team and I have been working hard to improve the descriptions and thumbnail examples for all of the galleries, and I'm happy
Pimps and Whoas - August 15, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - August 15, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Announcing our Creative Grants recipients
Keep Calm and Comic-Con
Site Update Sta.sh Visual Refresh
"FAQ Revamp Underway
FAQ Revamp Project Update pt2
Nom Nom #9Nom Nom #93 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Pasta by saadany
Nom Nom Header created by TouchedD
Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation?DDs: The deviantART definitionCommunity Voices: What is a Daily Deviation?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, as the title says, What in the world IS a Daily Deviation (DD), anyway?
You know what deviantART says about it, right? Under :faq61: it says:
A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large.
That says nothing about a DD being a perfect specimen of art-- in fact, it doesn't even use the word "art" at all. Basically, as CVs, when we are giving a DD, we are doing so because we think the image is interesting and well-done and deserves your attention. It may be technically exquisite. It may be technically quite good but exceptionally thought-provoking. It may be exceedingly creative. It may be all of these things! Above all else, it should stand out in some way from others in that medium or gallery.
DevNews Fifth Edition of 2012Hello Everyone and Welcome to our Fifth Edition of DevNews Bi-Monthly News Articles!! We would appreciate you taking a moment to add your comments/suggestions and favorite this journal to your collection, this will help us improve and be found by more deviants searching for quality news within deviantART.DevNews Fifth Edition of 20124 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Winners of the DevNews Open Submission/Freestyle Contest
DevNews held an Open Submission/Freestyle Contest January 15 through February 29, 2012.
The judging has been completed....... And The Winners Are..............
Best Overall & Winner of a 6 Month Premium Membership
"Sea Side" by nikkidoodlesx3
Best Idea & Winner of a 3 Month Premium Membership
"The Return Of Winter" by SparklingSary
Funniest & Winner of a 3 Month Premium Membership
"Heart project" - Fragile by DianaGrigore
Additionally; All Three Winners will be featured in an article by DevNews CSS Queen :
Marvelous MayMarvelous May2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. NEW- GIFTS
2. NEW- Special Groups & Other Special Info.
3. NEW- Changes to "The Shelter Project" PLUS, Extra Special Thank You's,
4. NEW- Said & Did Features, Plus B-Day Features
5. NEW- 111th Special Random Feature!!
6. NEW- Special Edition Feature: "A Rainbow of Flowers"
7. NEW- Treasure Chest Features- Profile Page, Left-Side...
Hello and Thank You to Anyone who has a chance to read my journal.
I know time is very precious.
Though we are just over halfway through the month, I am still wishing my beautiful Friends and Watchers,
a truly MARVELOUS MAY!
:iconlovegreenplz: :icontulipplz: :iconearthplz: :icontulipplz: :iconlovegreenplz:
:iconlovebottleplz: GIFTS :iconlovebottleplz:
Thank you to my kind friend Carinne :icondeviantteddine: for:
It is sensational image, with such a very lovely message.
Please visit her beautiful work HERE: http://dev
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su