PE: Digital Art Critique ExtravaganzaAn Update!
Due to the overwhelming response this initiative got, there will be a slight change in the rules:
- The journal will remain open for everyone to comment and request a critique until DEC. 9TH. as planned. Then the requests will be closed. (comments on the journal will be disabled)
- Then I'll gather and organize every comment for a more organized process and pass them to the rest of the team. Critiques then, will start to be given on Dec. 10th.
-Due the unexpected number of requests received I'LL ASK YOU TO BE PATIENT AND WAIT UP TO 1 TO 2 WEEKS MAX TO RECEIVE YOUR CRITIQUE. (starting on Dec. 10th)
Digital Art Critique Extravanganza
Request critiques from the Community Volunteers! All the deviations shared in this journal will get critiqued, guaranteed! This journal will be open all week until next Dec 9th
How will this work?
Post a comment in this journal including 1 or mo
Digital Art Newsletter - NovemberHello.Digital Art Newsletter - November6 months ago in Digital Art 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
Digitally Delicious: ChristmasDigitally Delicious: Christmas5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Joy of The Christmas by ~tonyzhang88
Holiday Reindeer Bust by *helloheath
Merry Christmas by *Niking
holiday by ~pandakim
santa by ~leventep
Deer Princess by `Artgerm
merry christmas to you by ~darkmello
Christmas Girl by *SenRyuji
PE: Introduction to the Digital Art categoriesHi! Welcome to the Digital Art categories central! The following article is intended to be a quick guide on the Digital Art categories to get you started, most of the descriptions included here came from past Project Educate articles (so thanks for all the current and past CVs for their indirect help :P) and will include links to more articles if you want a more deep insight of said category, as well as a list of CVs you can send your DD suggestions to. (As of December 2012, for the updated list of current volunteers you can always check this blog)PE: Introduction to the Digital Art categories6 months ago in Digital Art More Like This
But first, what is considered DIGITAL Art?
Digital Art includes every artwork created with the use and/or help of digital software and tools. Said in simple words: art you create with a computer (or other devic
Digitally Delicious: Jan 1st.Digitally Delicious: Jan 1st.5 months ago in Digital Art More Like This
White Prince by *NadiavanderDonk
Midgard Master of Demon Mountain by ~Trishkell
Out There Revisited by *Gaius31duke
My Little Friend by ~Elderscroller
Downtown by *PeteAmachree
Free as a bird by `memod
Mistveil Spires by =TitusLunter
PE: Digital Art VS other categoriesThe category system within deviantArt has the purpose to organize the thousands of artworks submitted every day and group them together in accordance to style, media, genre and/or theme, etc. Imagine deviantArt without categories, it would be a chaos! Imagine yourself wanting to browse for photography only; without the system organizing every deviation by media, you would find yourself unable to filter artworks that aren't photography in your search results.PE: Digital Art VS other categories5 months ago in Digital Art More Like This
Thus the importance of categorizing your artwork correctly. By submitting your work to the appropiate category combined with a correct use of keywords, you're a step ahead of being discovered by people wanting to search for art like yours.
All this sounds so nice and all, but what happens when a particular piece could fit in several categories? The category system as it is now is very specialized and has literally thousands of different subcategories buried down tons of more subcategories, which is both a blessing and a curse. Havi
Up and Coming IIThere is an abundance of talent here on deviantART, and I love browsing our fashion photography galleries for emerging artists, at the forefront of the next wave of new talent.Up and Coming II6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There are always people who catch my eye, and I collect their names and keep an eye on them, because watching people make the most of their talent and fulfill their potential is a wonderful experience. I'm going to share some of the fresh talent I'm currently admiring and amazed by, so that when they're out shooting big campaigns and stories across the world, we can say I told you they were special!"
So have a look at these wonderful artists, this feature is the first in the series, check out the previous one here.
Gareth is part of a fresh wave of talent hailing from Wales but working a lot in London. Unafraid to experiment with colour, Gareth's conceptual-meets-fashion photography really makes an impact on the viewer. Back To The Stre
There's something new in town...For a long while now, I've been itching to create a group that encompasses the whole of the People & Portraits Photography Gallery. After chatting it through with ^3wyl today, we decided to launch one - and so #PeopleAndPortraits was born! It's for every single sub-gallery of People and Portraits Photography. Every single one. You'll find a folder for every one of them and you'll find that you can submit not one but TWO works a week to each one. What else are we giving you...well...There's something new in town...8 months ago in Photography More Like This
The chance to show case your work by having it submitted to the group
A 'photographer' of the week each week
People and Portraits Exposed - a weekly series of articles
Articles from other community volunteers who handle People and Portrait Galleries
Feedback - we would LOVE to give you feedback!
A contest ---- our contest is launching next week and we're ready for you! Standby to see what it's all about.
Sketchmatch rulesWhat is Sketchmatch?Sketchmatch rules6 months ago in Projects More Like This
The original Sketchmatch actually was originated on Twitter by idea of ~eL-HiNO, ~toonfed and ~Tebin-Art and later transfered to deviantArt via dAmn
The rules and way to participate has changed slightly since then but the main rules remain the same; the idea is to create a quick jam, a group of deviations with a theme which is set at the moment by the people currently participating.
The catch is that you only get 10 minutes to do your entry!
Here are a couple of examples:
Yes! Each one of these was created in just 10 minutes!
So how will this work?
We gather over :#communityrelations: The theme will be set at the moment by the participants currently in there. The theme could be literally anything; french maids, steampunk ponies, how would you look if you were a superhero, the most craz
Project Educate: Digital Art Week!Welcome to #projecteducate's Digital Art Week!Project Educate: Digital Art Week!6 months ago in Digital Art More Like This
This first week of december will be dedicated to the digital art community, so keep an eye on this space for updates and annoucements. Here is a glimpse of what you'll get to see this week:
3rdMONDAYOpening article (the one you're reading now!)What is SketchMatch? And rules
4thTUESDAYAn introduction to the Digital Art subcategories with
Photography Fortnightly: Edition Forty NinePhotography Fortnightly: Edition Forty Nine5 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Photography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedD
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase"
- Percy W. Harris
The other week, a piece of my writing was selected for a Daily Literature Deviation. If you're curious you can see the article here. I was humbled by that, but my reason for mentioning it in Photography Bi-weekly is that *0hgravity then highlighted a website to me that I found absolutely fascinating. It's soul purpose is to highlight Endangered Languages through Photography. 3170 lens are capturing the people who hold the key to the worlds most secret languages. Once again something like this highlights the complete and utter importance of Photography and reminds us of how far we've come, and how much we can do from mobile ph
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 Roundups6 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
General Photography from 3wyl
General Photography from Kaz-D
Horror & Macabre Photography
To Be Seen .16A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!To Be Seen .166 months ago in Art Features More Like This
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in #communityrelations that you would like/w
Show Me #3 - Macro PhotographyI decided to start a feature series in the Deviation ThumbShare Forum based on themes and featuring the collected deviations on Sundays.Show Me #3 - Macro Photography6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The third theme was Macro Photography!
Here comes the amazing deviations
dA Related CR Update: November 2012Welcome to this month's Community Relations Update for the deviantART Related gallery!dA Related CR Update: November 20126 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Sta.sh App Preview by =PickleyGroups: deviantART Related by `Infinite-HeartMovember by $Moonbeam13dA Related October 2012 DD Recap by ^ladygagzCSS Did You Know? - October 26th, 2012 by ^ladygagzCSS News: November 2012 by `ginkgografix
Pimps and Whoas - November 7, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - November 7, 20126 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Official dA News
DeviantART Holiday Card Project 2012
Ch. 4 - Odyssey Prompt Released
The Art Department - Train Your Brain Contest
Site Update - deviantART muro and Sta.sh
Creative Grants Update - Subm
Photography Weekly: Edition Forty FourPhotography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Forty Four7 months ago in Photography More Like This
"Creativity, like human life itself - begins in Darkness "
I read a very interesting article this week debating Photography Vs Literature and which one of the two tells us more. Of course there is always the element that a picture could be accompanied by words but neither aspect is enough to tell a whole story. But as the article says, Photography has become a universal constant in the world today and is accessible to nearly everybody. Yet many still believe that only pure narration can truly tell a story. What are your thoughts? As Photographers we can choose to limit what we tell or show with a photograph, we can even mislead. Can we convey more with words? Or more with an image? You could describe a person with words but never truly give an accurate picture of who they are visually without a photograph...
Community Relations News
Bring Your Type To Life - Contest Winners!The submissions are closed, the jurors have gathered and the votes have been counted Finally it is time to announce the winners of the Bring Your Type To Life Typography Contest!Bring Your Type To Life - Contest Winners!8 months ago in Contests More Like This
Sit back, take a deep breath and enjoy the winners!
Octopus by =PSHoudini
This artwork shows great technical and conceptual skill, as well as a great eye for detail and continuity. This type treatment is full of life that it could almost be real!
Prizes: 12 months Premium Membership & 1600 deviantART points
Crow-Type by *Priitii
A simple yet powerful artwork, charming with clear symbolism and references. Bringing together life and death.
Prizes: 6 months Premium Member
Pimps and Whoas - August 30, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - August 30, 20129 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Official dA News
Wayne White - An Embarrassment of Talents
Mythical Cartography - The Artistry of Maps
Site Update - New deviantART Thumbnails
Site Update: Thumb Grid to Beta Redraw Button
Imagine the Possibilities
Fix that miscat! ~ Artisan Crafts V. Still Life Fix that miscat! is the first of a series of articles which aims to help you distinguish between galleries that are commonly confused or abused in the category system here on deviantART. Submitting to the correct categories here can make a huge difference to exposure and feedback for your work as well as features within the Daily Deviations so we want to give you the best chances possible! Let's get started with Artisan Crafts Versus Still Life Photography!Fix that miscat! ~ Artisan Crafts V. Still Life5 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Artisan Crafts (Culinary) & Still Life Photography
DeviantART is a hive of activity with work from all sorts of genres and areas being shared and submitted on a daily basis. So it's only natural that sometimes, confusion happens. And there are a few pesky categories that are difficult to define and differentiate between. We've recently found that Photography -> Still Life and Artisan Crafts are a great example of this.
Famous Photographs: The Afghan GirlIf you run a google search on what are the top famous Photographs of all time, The Afghan Girl is sure to appear. She is truly a face from History and one that many across the globe have tried to capture within others time and time again. But what exactly has made this image and its photographer so captivating?Famous Photographs: The Afghan Girl5 months ago in Photography More Like This
Source: Daily Mail/National Geographic/Steve McCurry
Eyes, they say, are the window to the soul. And capturing such a piercing and expressive look in a photograph is a highly sought after skill. The Afghan Girl exhibits suspense, suspicion and a sense of distrust at the person behind the lens, she gives off an air of maturity, a foreboding feeling - a vulnerability behind years of strength. That, is what makes her so captivating.
Sharbat Gula is her name, although few even know this rather important detail. Sh
CR Newsletter - July/AugustTable of ContentsCR Newsletter - July/August9 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Thank You!
2. Daily Deviations and Groups
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History Project
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
1. Thank You!
I'd like to take a moment to issue a very important "THANK YOU" to YOU! The deviantART Community. On the heels of our 12th Birthday, I've looked back at the projects that my team have undertaken and realized that in the last year, especially, the deviantART community has stepped up and helped to make projects like #projecteducate and #ArtHistoryProject successful. Without your contributions, interest, faves, feedback and participation, projects like these would go no where. I'm looking forward to more community interaction and participation projects and am always open to your feedback regarding projects or endeavors you'd li
Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 40Welcome to the fortieth edition of Manga/Anime monthly features. Each month I will browse through the Manga/Anime gallery and find some of the most eye catching and wonderful pieces that have been submitted each month! This month's features are from deviations submitted in November 2012.Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 406 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Make sure to check out all of t
Stock and Resources - Referencing LifeSince men and women first learnt to use charcoal and stones to make marks on rocks in caves they have been obsessed with capturing what they see around them.Stock and Resources - Referencing Life6 months ago in Resources More Like This
"Study for the Libyan Sibyl" by Michelangelo
The human form in all its odd, beautiful, exotic, strangeness has been for many artists their Achilles heel. Without references to guide our hand, to delight the eye and inspire the imagination - artwork would remain as cave paintings warning people not to enter in case of bears.
"Vitruve Luc Viatour" by Da Vinci
“There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.”
Leonardo Da Vinci
Each artist depicts what they see in their own unique way. Some try to emulate and some forge their own path, but no matter how you are inspired or what media you use to create your work - remember the lessons of other painters who came before.
Pimps and Whoas - October 26, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - October 26, 20127 months ago in Community Relations 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