Anthro Challenge - Wrong Potion Ended!October 2012 - Anthro Challenge #88
Hello Anthro Community! Welcome to the 88th installment of Anthro Challenge. This will be a special installment because guess what? We are now an official contest hosted as a part of communityrelations and some awesome gifts will be donated by the lovely Moonbeam13! From now on, Anthro Challenge will have its own contest category that members can submit too! So I am happy to announce our first one!
CONTEST IS CLOSED!
Stay tuned for the posting of the next challenge!!! We have one each month!
Theme: Wrong Potion
Deadline: October 1st 2012 - October 31st @ 11:59pm PST check your local time ( Note: The timer doesn't h
Art History - Interview with KovoWolf:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations:Art History - Interview with KovoWolf3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As part of Graphical Art History Month I will be interviewing some of your Community Volunteers
Today it's the lovely KovoWolf - Community Volunteer for Anthro Art
Hi KovoWolf, tell us a little about yourself and your style of Art.
Hello! My name is Amber Mills and I am a freelance digital artists.
I have always loved to draw and doodle ever sense I was really young.
I have always had an inspiration for art and I owe a lot of my artistic roots to my grandfather who used to work for Disney on some projects doing sketches and cartoons.
My style derives from inspiration I get from within. Anything and everything I am feeling and want to express I put on 'digital pen and paper'. That is why I love art so much. Its an expression of raw and tempered emotion.
What is it that attracts you to Graphical Art?
I love the flexibilit
Grumpy Charity Collab *1 Week Left!***One Week remains! No late submissions accepted!**Grumpy Charity Collab *1 Week Left!*1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
**REMINDER: All proceeds go to a no kill animal shelter, I need more participants!**
The long wait is over! The new charity collab is officially OPEN!
Take a close look at my previous collaborations:
Honoring our antagonists/supporting antagonists
Celebrating Kirby's Anniversary
Biggest collab on deviantART by far with 270 people!!
Grumpy Cat is the theme of this collaboration!! Let us honor the world's grumpiest cat and raise money for the Animal Shelter!!
For every submission I get, I will add $0.50 to the pool. That money will be sent to the SPCA right here in Swift C
Art for someone in your life - call for artists"Would you like to help end violence against women? "Someone in your Life" is looking for artists to help with our crowdfunding campaign!Art for someone in your life - call for artists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
45% of women in the UK experience sexual assault, domestic violence or stalking. That's practically one in every two women subjected to violence simply for being a woman. But numbers are too abstract; too easy to ignore. So here's what I want you to do. Walk into a room, any room, and count the women. Now try to imagine that half of those women in the room with you, half of any arbitrary group of women, will have experienced horrific acts of gender-based violence at some point in their life. Think of the women in your life: your mother, your sister, your partner, your daughter, your best friend. Half of them have or will at some point experience violence because they are women. This not about some abstract 45%, some women "out there". This is about someone in your life.
Someone In Your Life aims to give women a space to speak out and tell their stori
Top 50 Portraits Submitted to deviantART This WeekHere are my top 50 favourite portraits that were submitted to deviantART this week.Top 50 Portraits Submitted to deviantART This Week3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A2. by zbuchlak
fairy tale.... by BlackCocktail
forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest by justina-m
Melancholy by ksushiks If there's no tomorrow by fairyladyphotography
self-hatred by NikolasBrummer
strange by LisbethPhotography
thunderbird by NikolasBrummer Nature's own by la-esmeralda
Remember Me by EdgarBerg
PE: Do You Really Want Critique?As part of projecteducate’s Critique Week, we thought it’d be a good idea to take into consideration when you should and shouldn’t ask for critique on a work you post to deviantART.PE: Do You Really Want Critique?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before I get any further into the article, I would like to address the fact that the things I say here will not always apply. In fact, they may not even apply most of the time. As with all guides to art and feedback, your mileage may vary, and it’s always best to learn things for yourself. So, without further ado, here’s a few things to consider before you request critique:
Personal work: The most common issue with critique that I’ve personally encountered around dA is the critique of personal work, and a lot of the time this is because the artist requests critique on a work that they are not ready to receive critique on. A few examples of this could be work done as a result of a person’s passing, a difficult change in life, or a work based
PE: Critique Week Roundup!Hello AllPE: Critique Week Roundup!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today concludes our project educate week here at communityrelations on Critique.
I would like to start by saying a huge thank you to all of you who have supported throughout the week, whether you have contributed to articles, commented, faved and passed the message on. It has been very much appreciated and made this week feel very worthwhile!
The purpose of Project Educate doesn’t just rely on one week of information. The articles are for reference whenever you feel like reading them, so please feel free to save them where necessary.
General Critique Articles
Gallery Specific Articles
PE: Vector Critique Tips by BeccaJS PE: Literature Critique Tips by BeccaJS PE: Typography Critique Tips by BeccaJS PE: Traditional Critique Tips by BeccaJS
:iconbigheartplz: Thank you everyone! Keep an eye out next week when Projec
Project Educate: Your TurnNext week - Monday 13th - Sunday 19th - projecteducate is being handed over to the Community for a week where you can share your educational tips, news, tutorials and features. If you would like to take part please note projecteducate and we will discuss the details. I have already approached several people and we have some excellent articles coming your way. It's time to take the reigns from us and showcase what you would like the community to see.Project Educate: Your Turn4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You'll be writing the blogs and if you want assistance with hosting a chat let us know!
projecteducate is now a GROUP - head over and join!
Must be clean
Project Educate: Conceptual Photography Conceptual PhotographyProject Educate: Conceptual Photography4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Conceptual is a Photography genre where the artist spends time to make up and construct an idea. Some conceptual shots are taken by pure fluke but for the most part they are created carefully and strategically - deliberately. There are many ways of achieving conceptual pieces without the use of after - manipulation. Man Ray was a very famous Conceptual Artist of his time and so was Eugene Atget. Many try and carry out tribute pieces in memory of Man Ray...
Conceptual can often be blurred with Surreal Photography and actual the line between the two is crossed many times...
BlackJack0919 is a fantastic Conceptual Photographer with a gallery that spans all kinds of wonderful ideas and concepts.
Stories of Improvement IThrough the month you have seen some historic moments regarding Digital Art, some topics of discussion, interviews with talented digital artists and features with incredible art.Stories of Improvement I3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we'll take a look at the personal stories some deviants have to tell about how much they've improved over the years. So here is the first part of two! Each story is accompanied by a couple of thumbs, one old and one old so you can see how much the deviant has improved.
I started creating digital art just a few
PE: Vector Critique TipsAs part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.PE: Vector Critique Tips4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today we are looking at the Vector galleries, with our Top 10 (or so) Tips provided by the wonderful assistance of ChewedKandi & DomiSM
Like any form of art, overall composition, balance of colours and concept are often a generic subject, however today we're giving you some more technical hints and tips when it comes to critiquing vector work. If you'd like to find out more about the medium, please check out last years Project Educate: Vector Week round up article.
1. Curve Control: The majority of work and shapes you'll encounter will be using tools such as the Pen Tool. This can be a tough tool to gain control of and can be a tough learning curve for some. When cr
#NewsPortal - Group LaunchHi!#NewsPortal - Group Launch3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've started a new project. It's a new group called NewsPortal.
A large portion of active groups are solely for art collection, however, there aren't as many groups that collect only news - which is what NewsPortal will be doing.
On top of that, the group also has it's place on other social networking sites on Twitter and Facebook. I hope to expand this out to Tumblr and/or Google+ in the coming weeks.
I'm still setting the group up, but it would be great if you could watch the group or become a member! I've got some neat things planned, so keep an eye out. You will be notified once gallery submissions are open!
PE: Traditional Critique TipsAs part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.PE: Traditional Critique Tips4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today we are looking at the Traditional Art gallery, with our Top 10 (or so) Tips provided by the wonderful assistance of Lyricanna
I am by no means an expert but I have picked up a few tricks over the past 5 years that I hope will help others.
About anatomy. If someone's anatomy looks off, suggest that they mirror their sketches/WIPs in the future. This is a trick first introduced to me by digital artists. They would horizontally flip their images to check for anatomical errors. You can do this with traditional art as well by holding the reverse side of an image up to a light or by using a lightbox.
Lineart. Different thicknesses of lineart can help indicate depth, light sourcing or
ProjectPorkchop Vol110ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol1103 years ago in Art Features More Like This
the evolution of mankind by ethnonaut Dinos in the mist by ethnonaut
Rebirth by plantiebee Nectar by plantiebee Hunters Run: Pheasant by plantiebee Song for Spring: Canary by plantiebee
Coronation of the Forest King by Velvet-Dragon :thumb2879
PE: Literature Critique TipsAs part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.PE: Literature Critique Tips4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today we are looking at the Literature gallery, with our Top Tips.
Before you start
READ the piece all the way through.
Read it again, making notes of what you would like to point out in your critique.
Stay Objective- you are critiquing the piece not the person.
These tips are areas which aren't just necessary in critiquing others' work, but also when self-critiquing your own writing. This is one person's suggestions and I welcome any further tips in addition.
A good opening. The opening to any form of writing doesn't necessarily need to involve a physical explosion, but it needs to have an initial hook; something to entice the reader in. It needs to be clear, something that
Project Educate: Anthro Wrap Up!Project Educate - AnthroProject Educate: Anthro Wrap Up!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone who participated in the Project Educate - Anthro week! I really appreciated everyone's support throughout! Below you will find all the articles to wrap up for Project Educate - Anthro! I'm going to cap it off with a chat event featuring various artists from the Anthro Community! Thank you to everyone who has offered their insight, discussion, faves and support throughout this project. You are one of the reasons why this community is so strong
Project Educate Continues with the lovely JZino!
January 30th - February 5th! Body Art presented by the wonderfully talented JZino! Please make sure you continue that amazing support!
Project Educate - Anthro Chat Event
A huge thank you to Katmomma for providing the night with a live stream of Tutorials and Q&A! If you missed the live event, you can view it
Anthro DD Roundup - June 2012Daily Deviation Round Up June 2012Anthro DD Roundup - June 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone! I hope and trust that your month of June has treated you well. This year is flying by fast! I wanted to let you know that I have some great things coming around the corner for the Anthro Community. Somethings include contest(s), critique night and another anthro history project.
If there is something you would like to suggest do not hesitate to note me!
The very best,
Anthro Community Volunteer
Daily Deviations for June 2012
Thank you everyone for your suggestions! Please keep them coming! Note; Don't be afraid to suggest yourself!
The Flock by weremagnus
Charr by Dandzialf
Discord by DarkIceWolf
Project Educate - Horror and Macabre 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 - Horror and Macabre Overview4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Horror and Macabre
Photographs which focus on the frightening, grotesque and disturbing.
Horror is described as a combination of terror and revulsion, whilst macabre is defined as having a quality that is grim and ghastly. Couple these together with photography and the results are often terrifying.
Horror and Macabre photography consists of gory, horrific images using props, make up, lighting and whatever else you can find to your advantage to create something that could leave people feeling uneasy. A lot of photos use people to get the feeling of creepiness across, however, there can be just as muc
Get Your Purple On, Stock / Resources Updates OctCelebrating Spirit Day!Get Your Purple On, Stock / Resources Updates Oct3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Tomorrow (Friday 19th October) is Spirit Day! Have you turned your avatar purple, or made purple art to celebrate and support our unique and diverse community?
Check out some of these articles about Spirit Day and the LGBT community as well as its fundamental anti bullying message and get your purple on!!
All things Stock & Resources
Theres a very definite chill to the air around here, and thats not just because its October, everywhere I look the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red, gold and orange; and in the dark, creatures stir in the night!
DON'T FORGET THE DEADLINE FOR OUR CREATURES OF THE NIGHT STOCK AND RESOURCES CONTEST IS THE 6TH NOVEMBER!!!!
Recently I've seen some really thoughtless comments being left on DDs, regardless of them being from stock and resources, or f
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
Is anybody here? + news + ZOO animals - PHOTOS.Hi!Is anybody here? + news + ZOO animals - PHOTOS.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok, ok, ok, I am almost scared - what happaned? It seems that this site is totally empty for last week!
I wonder what caused this: Sandy? Or do Americans have some Halloween holiday so they are not online? Or... is there some secret and slow Zombie attack?
Of course dA decided to use this time to announce free shipping usually they do it before Christmas and I usually get pretty nice money from it. This time I got just few dolars, so I hope dA will repeat the action - just before X-mas as they did the last year. Because this site really seems to be empty now! as a response to a free shipping, I released Free calendar for 2013 - I think I have never had so few faves, views and downloads on it. What a pity, what a bad time
I know about Sandy, it was covered by Czech media a lot
Poor people, I hope everything will be fixed as soon as possible. I did not know it affected so many people
You also know I asked you to vote for Allerlei's photo - thank you
#fella Exhibition 01: Dream, Imagine, CreateThe first of our summer exhibitions is curated by zungzwang.#fella Exhibition 01: Dream, Imagine, Create3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Carl Sagan once said that "Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. It is the fuel of the human mind and if we add a spice of creative vision, a little bit of technique and a piece of our dreams, we will get an incandescent combustion of art.
And even though life circumstances may try to cast some shadows over your imagination, you will always have your dreams. And art.
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life", as once said Pablo Picasso. and who are we to argue with Picasso?
Dream, imagine and create.
cityscape (fixed) by ducksofrubber :thumb213737072:
The Toy Story by swinspeed Cloud Maker by nile-can-too The fisherman of giant octopus by javierGpacheco :
Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with MistGetting the camera out, and the scarf, hat and gloves, and heading into a misty morning or hazy evening can result in the best kind of photographs. Atmospheric, moody and ultimately a fine example of whatever current season you're in - these kinds of shots present themselves at awkward moments so it's vitally important to be prepared. In previous years I've got up at the crack of dawn and ventured out with all the excitement of a young child on their first day of school - only to come home with a grazed knee and broken felt tip pens. Or rather, washed out, blurred and altogether rubbish photographs.Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with Mist3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fog is a popular mist - we often get confused and just term it all as fog or all as mist. It's not quite like that. It's all about the visibility, if we can see less than 1km through it then it's fog. If we can see between 1 - 2 km then it's mist. So when is the best time to catch these ground level clouds at their best? Fo
Childhood Memories Contest!Childhood Memories Contest!Childhood Memories Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A contest to bring together Traditional Art and Artisan Crafts!
Part One - Traditional Artists
Your challenge is to remember a cherished childhood memory you have, whether it’s a much loved toy, a holiday with grandparents, a blankie or
jumper, the feeling of freedom or the smell of baking - whatever you
associate with your childhood!
You are going to get this memory down in art form, draw it, paint it, make
it into a collage, scratch it into metal whatever your chosen art-form is!
You will have one month to submit your entry. So on the 30th April this art will end.
When the contest ends on May 30th, the Artisan Crafts CV’s will pick their favourites from the traditional entries.
Part Two - Artisan Crafters
Your challenge is to take one of the traditional images and re-create it!