The Book that Travels the WorldToday I want to invite everyone to join a wonderful project, I was recently told about it and I think it's a beautiful thing to be a part of: a book that travels the world collecting art from every place it visits.
The project was started by Traumfaengerin-Wish with this idea: "I want to create a book that travels around the world, from one deviant to another. Each deviant can add his part to the book, a drawing, poem,a little story, photos, etc.
I want to reach every corner of the world with this book, to see how wide our network reaches, to let other people see how wide we are connected, to let them be able to touch, to hold the proof in their hands."
Two books are already traveling and a third book is on the making. 216 people already signed in, the books will visit 52 countries, and counting! Everyone is welcome to join and share some of their art with people from all over the world. Once the book is finished there's talks about getting it published!
PE: Interview with Evelin-NovemberduskEvelin-Novemberdusk has an unique gift for food decoration. Her gallery is full of beautiful, inspirational and delicious works of art, everything she does has a very distinctive style that stands from the rest. She's also a very kind person and allowed us to interview her, she has a lot of wisdom and words of encouragement to share with aspiring artists. EnjoyPE: Interview with Evelin-Novemberdusk2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you so much for doing this interview, could you tell us a bit about yourself?
To tell the truth, I always become a little confused when it comes to describing who I actually am (my personality). So, my name is Evelin, I study journalism at Moscow State University. Apart from my commitment to culinary, I have a real passion for foreign languages (I’m learning Japanese and Korean), martial arts and I pleasure in the company of different odd-birds. Can get along without sleep or food for a few days when finding
Giveaway and great news!GIVEAWAY CLOSED, WINNERS TOMORROWGiveaway and great news!10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Guess what guys! I'm reopening my stores (Etsy and Storenvy) and commissions, I can finally announce that I'm getting married and I need to save as much as possible for the big day, July 27th. And just before anyone asks, the wedding is not improvised we've been planning it for a long time but there's still a lot of things to buy and consider, I could use some more money to save
So buy my stuff to celebrate the reopening I'm also doing a giveaway! Actually it's three giveaways running simultaneously on deviantART, Facebook and YouTube, you can join any of them or the three of them to have more chances to win.
To join DA's giveawa
January's Complaint Challenge - DDsIntroductionJanuary's Complaint Challenge - DDs2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This activity is part of my year-long project to address complaints from the dA community. January's complaint is Daily Deviations!
"I find that the DD system needs to be expanded. Why? Sadly, it has become the only major channel on this site for artists and writers to receive exposure, and the selection choices are limited. On my journal, =Flyvapnet wrote that '[i]t smacks of a good-old-boys system, wherein Deviations are considered for recognition only if they're suggested by those who have an in-crowd relationship with someone in the award-giving hierarchy'. There are great artists out there who don't have any exposure simply because they can't get DDs, and the selections are biased: for example, they almost never include parts of novels. Offering more artists this exposure would help DA with what
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 Turn2 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
The CR Stamp ProjectThe CR Stamp Project11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Stamps are a great way to show your support for a project, a person or a group of people, spread awareness for a cause or promote a contest. It is also valid to do them just for fun, with just a funny image and/or message.
Since their introduction to the deviantArt galleries, millions of stamps have been created with a great variety of messages, both silly and serious, and you can see them all over the place, from journals to profile widgets.
The Community Relations department exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with our deviantART community. Our goal is to nurture our community by encouraging, stimulating artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment.
It's now time t
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?2 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
Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!Back By Popular Demand!Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In January of 2012, the community was challenged by thorns to do something about their complaints on dA. Thus was born this very group! But before the group, it was just a fledgling idea on LiliWrites's account that began with a DD Suggestion Contest. The results of that contest were overwhelming. And so, under the prodding of quite a few Community Volunteers, we're going to do it again!
UPDATE: Less than 1 week in and we've already got 100 suggested DDs and 2 accepted suggestions!! Keep up the great work guys and gals. Please remember that you need to leave a link to every deviation you suggest in this journa
Project Educate: Critique Week Welcome to Critique Week!Project Educate: Critique Week2 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
CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!Alrighty, members! Here's the contest details!CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take your FAVOURITE character(s) from Kuro I and/or II and place them in place of your favourite characters from another Anime/show.
That's right. It's a show swap!
It can be ANY SHOW. Western cartoons, Animes, reality shows, old, new, ANYTHING! :]
Only rule? HAVE FUN AND BE CREATIVE. :iconciel-laplz:
ALSO: There is NO ENTRY LIMIT. You can submit as much as you want.
**IT CAN BE ANY MEDIA OF ART. COSPLAY, WRITING, DRAWING, ANYTHING!**
Me and a few friends will do the judging.
The judging will be based on:
-Neatness (how much work was put into your submission)
Otherwise, have fun.
-400 points dontated by :icontheoriginalfangirl:
-Drawing by :icondragonina:
-Water Colour Drawing by :iconrobinsfantasy:
-Drawing by :iconflawlessnobody:
-Free-hand sketch by :iconkiari-diamond:
-Realistic headshot/full body chibi by :iconlexyranger:
-Drawing by :iconnarutoa
PE: Finding Critique on dAWhere to find Critique on deviantART?PE: Finding Critique on dA2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, you just uploaded your latest image/writing onto deviantART and featured it in your gallery with a slight satisfaction you have achieved something. Fantastic, that is step one and now you can sit back and watch everyone's responses come pouring in and showing you everything you need to do to make your work even more fabulous.
The fact is; getting someone to critique your work isn't as easy as that. If you want critique, you need to seek critique and put in the good effort to get it. It won't always work, no plan is fool proof, but here are some places and advice that could help you find the feedback you desire. Not every place on this list will be your cup of tea, but try and see what works for you.
Step one: Make sure people know you want a critique!
If you are a subscriber, make use of the critique function that deviantART provides. You can do this my selecting "Request Critiques" when submitting an
HOLIDAY CONTEST!!  - Update 11/13/12EDIT 11/13: Sorry for editing this entry twice today guys! It's just that a few fellow dreamers brought up good questions so I'd like to address them below! There are two edits in bold "edit 1" and "edit 2". These are the added notes for this contest.HOLIDAY CONTEST!!  - Update 11/13/121 year ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to let us know if you have any more questions!
Hi fellow Dreamers!
I hope you are all doing amazingingly!! The year is winding down to a close soon and I'd like to introduce you guys to Little-Dreamer's FIRST CONTEST!!! There will be an assortment of prizes for first, second, and third place winners! If this sounds like something you'd want to participate in, then read on! =]
- In order to participate, you must be a member of :#little-dreamers:
- The piece must be a miniature
- All work must be new (made after 11/5/12)
- You may submit up to TWO pieces
- Must submit to the "2012 Holiday Contest" folder
- The piece you submit must be your own work
PE: Critique Week Roundup!Hello AllPE: Critique Week Roundup!2 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 Beccalicious PE: Literature Critique Tips by Beccalicious PE: Typography Critique Tips by Beccalicious PE: Traditional Critique Tips by Beccalicious
:iconbigheartplz: Thank you everyone! Keep an eye out next week when Projec
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 Tips2 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
PE: The Basics of Giving CritiqueA lot of people seem to think that giving a critique requires you to have an art degree and a lifetime of experience. This is merely an excuse barrier to stop you from trusting yourself in the art of delivering a fine critique. Today's Project Educate guide is an aid to help you consider the basics of critique, and in particular critique on dA.PE: The Basics of Giving Critique2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This article has been written as a guideline overview only and one persons advice. There are hundreds of existing "how to" guides for critique already existing on dA, so if this one doesn't suit you, take a browse and see what else you can find!
The key rules to critique
1. Keep in mind you are writing a CRITIQUE not a CRITICISM. Be wary of your word choices and make sure you keep in mind you are helping the artist for improvement. Be Constructive, not Destructive.
2. Consider you audience- who is the artist reading this critique? How may they react to your words? Be wary of patronising the person you are c
KnB Event + New Capsule Toys + Upcoming Drama CDsHi everybody! I’m Hei-Chan、 your new contributor in this group.KnB Event + New Capsule Toys + Upcoming Drama CDs2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I just wanna say Thank you to all the awesome artists contributing their beautiful art all the time and all the KnB fans for making this fan club active and sharing the love for this anime!!
Today I’m featuring the Kuroko no Basuke event in Namja Town (theme park). It’s in Ikebukuro Area (Japan), at the Sunshine City (Mall). This event started last July 14th, and is only until September 2nd. So if you’re thinking of going to Japan anytime soon, this is an event that you shouldn’t miss!
EVENT’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.namja.jp/news/kurobas/
They’ll probably be adding more games and merchandise next month, but for now I’ll be sharing with you the things that I saw this time around.
One ticket costs 300 yen (around $4) for adults
This is the limited edition PASSPORT
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 artists2 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
PE: Anthro Artists - Exposure In the Real WorldDeviantART is a host of a wide variety of resources. One of those resources is being able to showcase your work to a huge audience and with that comes the hope and chance to get noticed for things outside of DeviantART. For example like art shows, books, comics etc. This that have been published in the real world.PE: Anthro Artists - Exposure In the Real World2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this article we will be exposing some Anthro artists here on DeviantART who have become published or are working on being published. To give them a chance in the spotlight and showcase their hard work and dedication to what they love.
*NOTE* if you are a published or soon to be published Anthro artists, please note me or post on this article so I can add you to this list!
So here we go!
Popular Publishing Sites/Companies
PE: The Community and Critique!Last week at the beginning of project educate, I conducted a survey to see what opinions the community had on the subject of critique. Here are some of the highlights of the responses made to each of the questions.PE: The Community and Critique!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Do you put your art work up in hope of obtaining critique?
"Not necessarily.. but feedback is always most appreciated. I've started taking the initiative to becoming my own critic while I make my work.. Judging the appearance while sketching it is a powerful tool for me and makes me respect the art of critical thinking even more. " TheCreativeJenn
" Yes. I strive to become a better artist, so I hope by posting it, I can get exposure and someone who is willing to pick my story to pieces and show me the error of my ways. A reliable editor would be my dream best friend." Cassildra
"Generally, yes. Exposure and critique. It doesn't have to be thorough, but I'd much rather have a comment that tells me what works and what doesn't, rather than just "cool",
Win A Copy Of The Official Character Bible!!Hello fellow Kuroko no Basuke fans!Win A Copy Of The Official Character Bible!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I know you have stacks of other journals and messages so I'll keep this short.
WE'RE RUNNING AN ART CONTEST!
YOU CAN WIN A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL CHARACTERS BIBLE (can ship anywhere in the world straight from Japan!)
What's the characters bible book?
It's a delicious 250 page book full of illustrations / characters info/ profiles / interviews / rankings / etc etc. Yeah yeah I know you can probably find scanned pages of it online. But WHO in their right mind refuses a freebie which you can touch and feel with your own hands and not destroy your eye sight trying to read stuff in your computer for hours! And also, there's a pull out poster -drool- which you can worship and ogle at your own time. Up to you. ^_~ kufufu--! You know you want it!!
So here's what you have to do...
Draw a character/s of your choice from Kuroko no Basuke. He/ she has to be either doing something related to his "HOBBY" or "SPECIA
Personal thoughts I want to share.Portfolio Golden Nights Pixiv Twitter TumblrPersonal thoughts I want to share.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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On 10th September, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer and metastasis on other organs. She left us
PE: Photography 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. Today we are looking at the Photography gallery, with a range of Tips provided by Kaz-DPE: Photography Critique Tips2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Disclaimer: Firstly I don't claim to be an expert on this! It's just what I've picked up along the way.
Look at the background, middle ground and foreground. Are they all adequately captured? Is there too much of one and little of another? Do the colours compliment, contrast or make you want to sit down in a dark room for a little while?
Rule of thirds despite the use of Rule it's not actually a law that people should follow. If they've not used the rule of thirds, but it still looks frigging amazing then don't chew them out over it. Simples. If they haven't used the
PE: The Critique Survey!Hi Everyone!PE: The Critique Survey!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
From the 16th of January, I will be hosting Project Educate on critique! As part of this I would like some opinions please and some thoughts about critique. You do not have to answer all these questions as a Q & A, but this is an open chance to share your thoughts and suggestions/advice on critique and critique on deviantART.
I will be using the comments here as references within the critique week as sources of opinion and advice, so please try not to restrict to one word answers. Thank you in advance, I really appreciate your contributions!
1. Do you put your art work up in hope of obtaining critique?
2. Do you actively seek critique on deviantART?
3. How do you approach achieving critique on your work?
4. Can you share an experience when you’ve received critique and how you have reacted/taken action following the critique?
5. Have you ever received a critique you didn’t agree with- how did
Character Book Contest: Small Update...Small update:Character Book Contest: Small Update...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconfireplz: Hyuuga CLUTCH TIME mode ON :iconfireplz:
IT'S CLUTCH TIME BABY! 3 days left until the deadline, get your butt off that bench! There are currently 37 entries so far! Are you ready!? Make sure you read the rules properly.
I'm not lenient enough to consider anymore entries after the deadline (there was even an extension):icondestroyplz:
Not only would it be unfair to the people who carefully did their best but also to the people who organized this event!
Specially with reasons like "Oh I didn't see blah blah blah." Make sure you note it to me properly!!! I took the time to type it down, so please take the time to read every single word and exclamation point, your highness! If you follow the rules, you shouldn't be worried about getting disqualified in the first place!
:iconpantingplz:Hyuuga mode OFF
HUFF-- PUFF-- HUFF-- PUFF-- sizzle....
:iconhei-chan::iconsaysplz: ahem.... anyway....
About the future Winners...
There is going to b
If someone has not received their commission by meヽ(･ε･)人(･ε･)ﾉ Hi!! ^-^! 彡☆If someone has not received their commission by me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you're enjoying these special days ❤❤❤
It's only a fast journal: Please, if I accepted a PERSONAL commission for you (comercial commissions are out of this) and you have not received it, write me a note because I could have lost it >_< Sorry for the troubles; I think I have not forgotten anything but I prefer to be sure//. I need to clean 2013 *laughs*
I hope all of you are ok~ Thanks for your support, I really appreciate it!
And happy new year~!❤ *lovely CHU* ( > ◡ < )~❤
( • ㉦ • )ゝ♥ Matta ne!!!
☆I don't speak english very well, but I will try my best! ( • ㉦ • )ゝ♥
♣"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"♣
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)