Sketchmatch rulesWhat is Sketchmatch?
The original Sketchmatch saw its origins in Twitter by idea of eL-HiNO, toonfed and Tebin-Art and later transfered to deviantArt via dAmn
The rules and way to participate have changed slightly since then but the main idea remains the same; we gather, we set a theme and then you must make a drawing based on said theme....
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 crazy hat you would wear in a wedding, etc. When the theme is se
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 categories2 years ago in Art Features 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
Merrell Diorama Contest Winners AnnouncementContest ArticleMerrell Diorama Contest Winners Announcement3 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
PE: Digital Art Critique ExtravaganzaAn Update!PE: Digital Art Critique Extravaganza2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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
Digitally Delicious: ChristmasDigitally Delicious: Christmas2 years 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
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing AutumnFor many Photographers, Autumn is now officially here and is one of the most exciting seasons to capture in terms of colour, change and vistas. Early morning mist, late afternoon sun, orange, red and golden hues - Autumn has a lot to offer in many countries. If you're like me, Autumn often arrives all at once and it can be tricky to know how to make the best of the season before it's over. A couple of days of high winds and rain can ruin the best Autumnal captures by ripping the leaves down before you've even got the chance to snap - so it's great to be prepared for the season.Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing Autumn3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Leading lines are particularly useful. Yet so many people quote ' Look for leading lines...' or 'You've captured the leading lines here perfectly' and really do we even know properly what they are? The purpose of a leading line is to draw a viewers eye into the photograph and then on a journey - through it. Think of it as a visual narrative. They can be intentional and ind
What is Digital Darkroom?What is Digital Darkroom?What is Digital Darkroom?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital Darkroom is the evolution, converting chemical processes to digital ones, cellulose and silver to pixels and bytes. The first digital camera, weighing 8 pounds with a resolution of 0.01 megapixels, was built in 1975 and recorded black and white images to a cassette tape. The first camera which recorded images as computerised files was made by Fuji in 1988 and the first commercially available digital camera was created in 1990.
The Digital Darkroom gallery on dA is for photographs which have been digitally processed or edited with the use of computer software to emulate traditional and alternative film darkroom techniques. It's also a place for very modern processes like HDR photography, which involves creating images with a higher range of visible tones than regular photography.
Most of the functions available in digital editing software were created to mimic actual darkroom
Craft a Moustache ContestWhat is Movember?Craft a Moustache Contest3 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,
Project Educate: Digital Art Week!Welcome to projecteducate's Digital Art Week!Project Educate: Digital Art Week!2 years ago in Art Features 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 Troubleshooting:How to Photograph FoodMany of us lament about a lack of subjects to Photograph - and almost just as many of us create something on a daily basis that with a bit of presentation, can look like a masterpiece. Food is one of the most accessible Photographic subjects and if you've no idea where to start, hopefully this article will give you a few pointers. Firstly, you don't need an expensive D-SLR in order to capture some of the food masterpieces you see around.Photography Troubleshooting:How to Photograph Food3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The above was taken with a Sony Cybershot which is a good quality point and shoot camera. As you can see, the focus is crisp, the quality is good and the lighting is adequate. It works well - and it's easy enough to achieve whether you have a D-SLR or something smaller.
Before you start cooking - get prepared. It's the simplest easiest thing to say and you'll likely roll your eyes at such a mundane instruction but there have been many times when I've found mysel
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
Merrell Diorama Contest Semi-FinalistsIn the Merrell Diorama Contest, we challenged you to depict your favorite fall memory in a shoebox diorama. Your visions were brought to life, and beautifully so! Thank you for sharing your memories with us. The following Semi-Finalists have been chosen by our judges and will now be sent to Merrell's Vice President of Global Marketing, who will choose the top three Finalists.Merrell Diorama Contest Semi-Finalists3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The 22 Semi-Finalists will each receive:
$50 USD iTunes Gift Card
DeviantART Gear T-Shirt of Winner's choice (subject to availability)
800 deviantART Points
Three-month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
Read Contest Article
PE: dAmn It - What is it?dAmn it - What is it?PE: dAmn It - What is it?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
dAmn it is a database of quotes for deviants to post any funny situations they have witnessed on deviantART's chat network.
For your quotes to appear in the database, they must be approved by a Community Volunteer.
Some tips (taken from the FAQ):
Trim useless partsAvoid inside jokes. Remember, these quotes are going to be seen by everyone, and few people are going to appreciate private jokes!This is supposed to be a database of funny quotes, so please keep it in topicRemove potential thousands of "lol" and "rofl" lines from the end
Browsing dAmn it
+♥ (+heart) a Quote:
You can select your favourite quotations in the database by clicking the little +heart button next to each quote. You will then be able to view these quotations in the
CSS Did You Know? - December 4th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - December 4th, 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Text Brush in deviantART muroWe just launched a new tool to Beta Testers that allows you to paint words onto your canvas in deviantART muro!Text Brush in deviantART muro3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The text brush lets you create visual art using words. You can change the text and font from the bottom bar, and you can also set whether or not the text repeats itself continuously. When you click the font button, you'll be prompted with a modal that contains an extensive list of fonts to choose from! The sample text will update based on the font you select, so you can get a sense of what you'll be painting before you paint it.
As an example of the great things you can create with this tool, you can check out mudimba's I Have A Dream, or watch a redraw of mudimba at work creating art!
Try it out!
To give the new text brush a try, head over to devian
Deviousness Award Interview with UnicornRealityWhat is this Awesome Achievement?Deviousness Award Interview with UnicornReality2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out
on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
The Deviousness Award for December 2012 goes to UnicornReality.
Hi Fiona! So, now you're new in Ponyville, in fact you're now in the court of Princess Celestia, give us an introduction to yourself.
:iconlazywaveplz: Hello Everypony! :iconbrohoof1plz::iconbrohoof2plz:
I am UnicornReality also known as Fiona. I have reached level 26 in life and think I am doing alright so far.
On dA I have had the privilege of first being made a senior member, then I got a chance to look after the Stock and Resources gallery wi
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
Getting the Most out of dA: CommentingUsually, when you read something involving 'Commenting', you think of deviations and the commenting platform that allows other members of the community to voice their thoughts and opinions on the art shown. However, what is pretty evident, and something that most of us may forget, is that deviantART runs on the ability to give and get comments, be it on pieces of artwork, our profile pages, forums, and everywhere else in between.Getting the Most out of dA: Commenting2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In a sense, without the ability to give and get comments, deviantART wouldn't be much of a website, much less #1 of online art communities around. Comments are not solely the cause of what makes deviantART what it is, but it has a huge impact on a lot of things. By giving and getting comments, not only do we interact with other members to really make this a community, we also have the ability to get our voices heard.
It's quite an odd concept with us all facing screens, typing out our thoughts and opinions, but one thing we shouldn't forget is that commen
PE: Quality vs Quantity when suggesting DDsWhile this subject is pretty straight forward sometimes it helps to give a little reminder to prevent people from getting caught up in the moment and not thinking things through entirely.PE: Quality vs Quantity when suggesting DDs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The goal of this article is to remind people that less can often be more.
Quantity vs Quality
There have been times where we've seen that some artists believe sending multiple suggestions of a certain piece will get the piece a DD. I mean hey, if we send enough suggestions for it the CV must automatically love it too, right? Unfortunately, this simply isn't the case.
As CVs we will select a DD based on the content and not by how many people seem to believe it should be a DD. If we are to recieve many suggestions on a piece we might question if there is something there that we are not seeing in the piece which makes it DD worthy, however intentionally spamming us just creates more work for us which is completely unne
**UPDATE #7** LIST OF 100 PM RECIPIENTSPlease this Journal so everyone can see it!**UPDATE #7** LIST OF 100 PM RECIPIENTS2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello everyone! This is the seventh and final update of my 100 Premium Memberships; 63,600 Points project.
Yesterday on December 25, 2012, I gave out exactly 100 three-month premium memberships. 10 were given in a Giveaway Journal. 20 were given to Random Deviants. 30 were given to people that were suggested in a Suggestion Journal. Lastly, 40 were given away based on people I thought deserved it.
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 categories2 years ago in Art Features 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
PE: Artisan Crafts Week Circus ContestArtisan Crafts Week ContestPE: Artisan Crafts Week Circus Contest2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
EDIT: The winners have been announced here.
We love crafts! We love crafting, we love watching crafts, we love talking about crafts! If you're like us you're always looking for an excuse to craft something, so we're going to give you one: join the circus! The circus contest, of course
You must make an object using any artisan craft you desire, photograph it and upload it to the appropriate Artisan Crafts gallery. Also you need to submit it to the Artisan Crafts Contest folder. You need to be a member of projecteducate to submit.
The work must be your own, using tutorials or resources is allowed but you must credit them. No copying anyone else's original work.
You must get your inspiration from the theme "circus"and it must be clearly present in your work. How y
Chat Events Calendar farand's Fun and ThumbShare - Movember Event in :#communityrelations:Chat Events Calendar3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time: 2 - 3pm PST Meet 'N Greet Chat With the Lit CVs in :#crliterature: Sunday, June 8th at 12:01 PM (PDT)
Sketchmatch in :#communityrelations:
Wednesday, Nov. 13th - 7:00 PM PDT (click to see your local time)
Want to see a particular event run? Want to help out? Note communityrelations with your thoughts and ideas!
Celebrating Diversity #12This edition of Celebrating Diversity I want to focus on two extremes of art: Extremely detailed and realistic works and minimal and abstract art. Both tendencies or trends have their place and time in art and history and are appreciated by many people. Not always does one person like both, but to me personally, art has always been more about feeling, than about complexity. Something simple can touch me emotionally as well as something blasting with details. Art is just as individual as every human being!Celebrating Diversity #122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How do you feel about these tw
dA Related (RED) Contest!Welcome to another deviantART Related contest!dA Related (RED) Contest!2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
This contest is all about supporting (RED), the cause known for fighting for an AIDS free generation by 2015.
The contest is split into three (3) categories: Deviant Stamps, Journal or Gallery Skins, and DeviantIDs. Each category will have one Major Prize winner.
Create a Deviant Stamp that supports the (RED) organization.
The stamps message must support/promote (RED).
Your entry must be submitted on or after December 1st, 2012.
Your entry must be submitted into the category: Contests > 2012 > dArelated RED Contest > Devian