Show Me #5 - DogsI decided to start a feature series in the Deviation ThumbShare Forum based on themes and featuring the collected deviations on Sundays.Show Me #5 - Dogs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The fifth theme was Dogs!
Here comes the amazing deviations
WARNING: Contains cuteness!
Under a Spell by WindInTheCoffeeCup
Pimps and Whoas - October 26, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - October 26, 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Odyssey Update 1
Dante's Inferno - What's the Worst that Can Happen?
Witch, Sorceress, Enchantress
Site Update - Literature Apperance, Sta.sh Writer
Site Update: More Like This Updates
CR Newsletter - November/December 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - November/December 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5 Project Educate 2011/2012
6. Art History Project
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
As the old year begins to fade into the sunset, it is customary to reflect on the passing year and make plans for the upcoming one. Some do this in the form of resolutions, some people make action plans, some people just swing into the new year the same way they swung out of the old one Whatever way you intend to welcome in 2013, I hope you're surrounded by love and that you do it safely!
I've been reflecting on the year and like many, with some focus on the unimaginable events of the last few weeks. Specifically, the shooting in Newtown. I know that it's "human nature" to want to find
Pimps and Whoas - September 14, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - September 14, 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Fan Art Law
Site Update: New Mobile Site for Beta Testers
How we Debug in DT
4 Artists and Their Journeys
Pimps and Whoas - March 12, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - March 12, 20131 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
The Enduring Enigma of Collage
Site Update: Survey
Join us for a deviantMEET in Seattle WA
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Discussion
Site Update March 7
Selling on the Premium Con
Celebrating Deviousness - April 2013Celebrating Deviousness - April 20131 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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Celebrating Deviousness - March 2013Celebrating Deviousness - March 20131 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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Pimps and Whoas - April 5, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - April 5, 20131 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Introducing Motion Books to deviantART
How to Subscribe to the deviantART Status Forum
Celebrating Deviousness - April 2013
Give a Warm Welcome to the New Alpha Testers
Legacy of the Lens
dA Related CR Update: November 2012Welcome to this month's Community Relations Update for the deviantART Related gallery!dA Related CR Update: November 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sta.sh App Preview by PickleyGroups: deviantART Related by AstrikosMovember by Moonbeam13dA Related October 2012 DD Recap by bradleysaysCSS Did You Know? - October 26th, 2012 by bradleysaysCSS News: November 2012 by ginkgografix
Celebrating Deviousness - January 2013Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - January 20132 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `JoseFelipeM
Sta.sh Writer Tutorial
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
Missy as a Kitty
Site Update: Literature Thumbs, Sta.sh 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: Literature Thumbs, Sta.sh Submit2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Change to Literature Preview Images
Preview images for literature deviations are now placed within a scrolling literature thumb. In the past, any preview image a deviant set would take the place of the scrolling literature thumb, making it difficult to distinguish visual art thumbnails and literature thumbnails.
This change allows for a more uniform thumbnail appearance around the site while also ensuring that each artist is still able to comfortably represent their work.
People and Portraits Exposed #8People and Portraits Exposed #82 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Infants & Children...
Seasonal Portraiture Contest: The Results!The Seasonal Portraiture contest that launched as part of the group launch of PeopleAndPortraits had some FANTASTIC entries. The judges have finished selecting their choices and we've colloborated them all together to determine the final winners. But huge congratulations to everybody who entered, your entries were fabulous. You can read about the contest here and browse the entries here. Without further ado - here are the winners!Seasonal Portraiture Contest: The Results!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
November Daily Deviation RoundupsOnce again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! EnjoyNovember Daily Deviation Roundups2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
General Photography from 3wyl
General Photography from Kaz-D
Horror & Macabre Photography
It's All About Presentation (Mostly)As more and more people start taking pictures of their nether regions on their iphones or posing myspace style in front of their HTC's - the competitive world of getting a Daily Deviation gets just that much harder... I kid. But... daily, I am bombarded with awesome suggestions (which I love) and I'm not complaining about. But there has to be a criteria of sorts, that sets an image above the rest. Here are a few things I look for that you might not have noticed before... The first thing I look at when I stumble across an image or view a suggestion from somebody, is how the artist has presented their work to the deviantART Community.It's All About Presentation (Mostly)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Your image isn't everything. Not anymore. In the past I have given Daily Deviations to pieces with titles that are a combination of random letters and numbers, or that are very obviously still the source file title - or that tends to be just a keyboard mash-up. Everyday CVs are sent many many notes suggesting pieces o
Why you feature stolen work?!?!Lately there seem to have been a few myths flying around in particular with regards to how we as Community Volunteers, give Daily Deviations. Many people seem to think that we sit at our desks in dark little rooms and let out evil laughter whilst we purposefully feature stolen work. The dark rooms and laughter - well I can't say yes or no on that one! But I can promise you it's not our intent to give exposure to people who have stolen work. I recently featured a piece of work that turned out to be stolen. However I went into extensive conversations with the artist before I featured it, and with added metadata and dates, it's difficult to know where to draw the line. I've given people the benefit of the doubt before - and it's worked out nicely as their work has been legitimate. Below are some comments I have seen being thrown around the past few days - and hopefully an attempt to bust the myth.Why you feature stolen work?!?!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"I thought at least that you people would check to make sure the work was the
Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ"How do I protect my photography and art in general?"Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"As Eitvys200 pointed out, at least 1 journal per month makes it to the top of the list and is about stealing art. Sometimes this is something small such as posting a piece to facebook, other times you see hoards of pieces on a website selling wallpapers or something similar. Regardless of how it happens, or where, it can hurt just as much to see your hard work disregarded and especially someone else profiting or taking credit.
Protecting work is a huge deal for some people, and not for others. It depends entirely on your outlook - how you view your work and indeed whether or not there needs to be some constrictions on it due to the content being a child, or family member. But how do we protect our work properly from art theft and wrongful use? The simple answer is you can't provide for every eventuality. Even if you upload your work to a website where right click -> copy is disabled,
CSS Did You Know? - December 4th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - December 4th, 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Digital Art Newsletter - NovemberHello.Digital Art Newsletter - November2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As usual, here are the current going on in the community regarding Digital Art. I want to remind you all that if you have any activity, contest, series of articles, chat events, etc. anything you want me to promote here, don't hesitate to tell me!
There is no volunteer for 3D Art!? What do we do now?
First than anything, let's give a warm farewell to the volunteers who have stepped down from the team recently: ditto9, DpressedSoul, DemonMathiel, StamatisGR and WillowXD
As you can see, one of them is WillowXD who until recently, took care of the Game Development Art and Digital Art > 3D, meaning we don't currently have somebody taking care of 3D Art. Who do you send your 3D suggestions to then? For the time being, please address your suggestions to Moonbeam13 in the meantime a new volunteer is selected.
Talking about which, if you feel you are up for the position, go and apply! -> http://communityrelati
Craft a Moustache ContestWhat is Movember?Craft a Moustache Contest2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache (or Mo') with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Mo Bros are helping to change the face of men’s health by effectively becoming walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. Together, we are truly changing the face of men’s health.
Source: Movember's Site
How to help
Raise awareness, share the news!Register on Movember.com and grow a mighty manly moustache on that beautiful face of yours, you can choose to join deviantART's US Team,
Merrell Diorama Contest Winners AnnouncementContest ArticleMerrell Diorama Contest Winners Announcement2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
"Really liked the different perspective/point of view, made it stand out from the rest of the entries. Very unique idea that was well thought out. The various layers and colors of the fall trees captures how close a harvest moon appears to be just within reach."
$2,500 USD6,000 deviantART PointsA trip to attend a deviantMEET in either Portland, OR, or Seattle, WA, USA on March 16, 2013dA PRO Digital Artist BackpackA Print of your choice from
MOnday #2It's MOvember and I decided to bring you some Moustaches every MOndayMOnday #22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Flower Moustache by QuicheLoraine
Billy Bob "Lazy" Bones by Cowboy-Lucas
Whiskers by i-am-mighty
LOOK GOOD by SubDooM
Next time I'll brong you some Traditional Drawings and other juicy things
A Note on Daily Deviation FeaturesAt ten features into my tenure as Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal Photography I am noticing a certain trend in response to abstract and surreal Daily Deviations. I shall address some of the recurring themes here, and hopefully answer some questions along the way. At this point I would like to mention that I am talking about a small and vocal minority, and I sincerely thank the overwhelming majority for supporting the featured artists and their work. You're what makes this site such a great community.A Note on Daily Deviation Features2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
With that said, let's get to the troublesome themes I am coming across.
The "This is crap!" Argument
As an observer and a critic, you're entitled to think that something isn't very good. However, exclaiming as such on the comments of a piece of work that an artist has spent time and energy creating is not only counter-productive, but rude and insulting, especially if it's not followed up with some advice about how you think they could make their
Project Educate Continues! Project Educate Continues!!!Project Educate Continues!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
projecteducate is a group and all updates from individuals during their weeks listed below will be posted over there! So be sure to join or watch for the full updates! If you want to partake in Community Week by writing an article then just note the group with your ideas!
How it Works
projecteducate started with purely CV run weeks. Those were weeks focusing on a specific art form brought to you by your lovely Community Volunteers. As well as these epic seven days of awesome, we've now introduced two more themes which run on a bi-monthly basis. Those are Community Weeks, which include articles from members of the dA community - and Artist Toolbox Weeks which include a mixture of articles focusing purely on the 'tools' of the trade. If you're interested in either please note projecteducate!
Project Educate - The Schedule of Weeks!
July 21st - July 28th