deviantPOINTS: An updateOver the past few months we’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the way that members in our community have been offering points as payment for certain types of services within deviantART. We’ve seen all sorts of creative uses, from offering to critique your work for a few points, journal features for a few more points and my personal fav -- avatars, journal skins and any other sort of art commission for points. It’s been great to see deviants use their experience and skills to fund their super group upgrades, prints purchases and even treating their friends and families to their very first item of deviantWEAR.deviantPOINTS: An update4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As time rolled on, we noticed a new trend creeping in. People were not just offering a small number of points for a task that they’d normally do as part of their daily deviating -- people were offering thousands of page views for hundreds of points, and there seemed to be no limit to the amount that could be purchased, or offered. It didn
Spotlight Features - Volume 7A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.Spotlight Features - Volume 73 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
On my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three). The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever. However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during June2012. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit more love. If you would like to see the original piece I featured of each of these artists, please visit
August 2011 Resources DD Summary:iconcommunityrelations:August 2011 Resources DD Summary4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
August 2011 welcomed a new team member to communityrelations with the tipping of Dan-Heffer's hat! Please go show him some love and affection because of all the stuff he's been doing for the Resources Gallery!!
In other news, Fractal Resources Fridays has begun!! We've teamed up with SuicideBySafetyPin to highlight some of deviantART's best Fractal Resources every Friday!! Watch for some AWESOME Fractal Resources Daily Deviations every Friday!
Congratulations to JRCnrd for being chosen as the Resource Artist of the Month! Treat yourself to some time with his helpful tutorials and other res
PE: Senior Week--Giving Back to the CommunitySenior WeekPE: Senior Week--Giving Back to the Community4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Giving Back to the Community
When deviants start wanting to be more active within their communities, they always begin by asking the same question:
How can I give back?
Whether they're new deviants, bright-eyed and excited to start making their mark on their community, OR older members looking to "return" the inspiration and support they've received, the first question they head for is the one above. It's easy enough to comment on artwork that held their interest, or leave their favorite deviants a thoughtful note when they think about it, but for those interested in "going the extra mile," there are other things to consider. Please keep in mind, you don't HAVE to be a Senior to do these things; good karma is good karma, you don't need a medal next to your name to "give back."
So, what can you do? Let's start with the basics.
Leave Thoughtful Comments/Feedback
It's a pretty common bit of knowle
COMMISSION GIVEAWAY SEMI FINALISTS + WINNER LISTEDTHE WINNER: SeeAllOfMe Her Comment: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/363499572/3001753091COMMISSION GIVEAWAY SEMI FINALISTS + WINNER LISTED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Need I say more?
Please note me what you would like me draw
WINNER PRIZE: yet to be done.
Please note me what you would like me draw
You get a Bust Sketch
Lady-Oolong Acaciathorn Future-Luke SeeAllOfMe
RUNNER UP PRIZE HERE: http://rezkhan.tumblr.com/image/48076768904
These Four really touched me I wasn't looking for praise but how I affected them and they blew me away, I never knew I could influence anyone so.
Everyone else was AMAZING beyond life.
Thank you for entering! Even though you didn't get through to the semi finalists your participation is appreciated!
Now to pick a Winner...This is going to be hard T_T
Has now Ended
I will be re-reading all your wonderful comments. I'll be looking for creativity and depth.
All your comments are wonderful and jus
Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_5Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_51 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Lets review some basics for photoshop, and how you can optimize it so it works better. As well as painting hair
If you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you
Ppl who suggested a few tuts: Yodon, RetSamys, DonguriArt, Pencil-Stencil ty
For more visit their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/audasicmusic
Digital art: good to know/tutorials
Steve Argyle Lesson video (this is just part 1, theres more on their yt channel) :
For more visit their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SteveArgyleDotCom
Advanced layer Tutorial by zevenstormsUpdate JPG vs PNG Tutorial by computercomedyguyWacom Starter's Guide 2011 by fox-orian
Getting Started: Setting Up the Tablet by ConceptCookieThe Pen Tool Is Your Friend by AeollPen Tool Paths Create Designs by nmsmith
Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts AZERTY by ensombrecer
PS - quick hair tutorial by ceruleanvii:thumb48064074
Contest Time: win a wacom tablet! (prizes added)"Contest time is here again, woohooContest Time: win a wacom tablet! (prizes added)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Do you want to win a tablet Wacom Bamboo?"
Yes, I'm having a drawing contest and first prize will be a Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch CTH 460 tablet (second hand but fine,still had guarantee in fact when I got it and used it like 2 times so..), there are also premiums, points, features, etc etc to win. If you already have a tablet but know of someone that would love it, you can enter on their behalf. The tablet will be shipped WORLDWIDE.
(quick explanation: I am visually impaired. A friend of mine gave me her tablet since she had a better one hoping I would somehow manage it even with my wonky eyes. Well I couldn't so if it interest someone..)
And now you wonder, what kind of contest?
(voice of Evan mc Gregor in Moulin Rouge)
"The contest is about... love."
You will find more details in the journal here but the theme is quite simple:
"What would my Ocs and your Ocs (or any other charas)
April Literature DD Round Up:iconneurotype:April Literature DD Round Up1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Features by neurotype
Stranger Love by Sssorry Sweep by Geistlicher On preparing to never let go by BeyondJen Her Catalyst by DodgingTheBeat Blood From a Far Off Place by Iago-de-Xibalba The sopping worst by VFreie Haiku 42 by zippip
Features by GrimFace242
Imaginary Love by murderinslowmotion When Worlds Collide - Chapter 1 - Arrival by Endorell-Taelos An artist (revised) by Koratoshisfriend Circlebound - Blessed Be The Queen - prologue by Sleyf Death to the Poet by Emerald-Alexandria Balthazar's Song by xtcgm Writer's Tip: Writing Effective Sentences by DarlingMionette Rainbow by stargirl2791 Old Hands by Story-of-a-Mind Misbegotten by JZLobo Chapel Window by Moonbeams A Week Of Kisses by chromeantennae Easter by riparii mechanic by saltwaterlungs Let the Sparrows In by Nichrysalis Forgive This Grief (Miscarriage) by camelopardalisinblue handmade love by cristinewakesuphappy Weasel Skeet: Prologue by motherofsephy
We'd like to thank all the wonderful deviants suggesting this month: bookloverblue , Ravenswd , creativelycliche , mirz-alt , DailyBreadCafe , SavageFrog , sincebecomeswhy , DanielleIvanova , SouthSydney , vespera , Halatia , zebrazebrazebra , picaroinfinity , WeirdAndLovely , GuinevereToGwen , @LiliWri
Favorite Submissions of the Week (VI)As you may know, the Front Page Ad System is already up.Favorite Submissions of the Week (VI)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you're interested to advertise anything from as low as 25 dA points, check out the journal!
Now, for the epic sixth week of our feature.
This time, we'll start with written deviations. They deserve the big spotlight!
Group Feature (8th April 2013)
The Castle and The Garden by 2012ReapeR Flower by LOVE--WING
Sun Of The Sleepless by nina-Y :thumb363256218: Lonely Tree by etsmania
Lost In A Dream by stefanpriscu Molten Core by Creative--Dragon Before The Nightfall by MaximeDaviron -Thames- by DarkAfi4
Watchers Feature #007#001#002#003#004#005Watchers Feature #0072 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE!!! this journal to share YOUR beautiful art!
Solitude Shared... by tndrhrtd37fade to gray skull by bottlesofpoison
Darkmoon by Slayer-of-all-Evil:thumb137987998:Take My Worries Away by Strawberry-N-Vanilla
Warrior by cyberarts1stThe Wood Wife by LibertineMNatasha by brightii
Animamundi by marvipaceteElegy by intanoTullia by cabepfir
:thumb266337887:kiss me like you did by MrsCullenYoung Prince... by timeless-desire
AoH :: Kashim by nashadiJaberwocky 1 by InsectDevil2012 by YuzuruKuN
Dark Mountains by tommythegameLove is Blind by MyArtsyCreations: Com : Dubbing time by GimmeHug
[Heart] Enjoy!! [Heart]
[Heart] Enjoy!! [Heart]
Common Misconceptions: Copyrights and YouHi peeps! In this “Common Misconceptions” blog we’ll be tackling more copyright issues as they pertain to us artists! This can be somewhat confusing territory, so getting the right information is key to knowing how to effectively protect your work and rights. *Please note that all of the information here applies to the laws in the United States Copyright Office. If you do not live in the US, be sure to review your country’s laws on copyright*Common Misconceptions: Copyrights and You2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have to register for a copyright to own the rights to my work
In the simplest terms, if you made it (and it’s 100% original work) you own the rights to the work. In fact, anything you make that you do not sell the rights to is copyrighted to you for a whopping 70 years after you kick the bucket. If you were commissioned to do a work and retain the rights, that work is copyrighted to you for 95 to 120 years after you
Characters: Using them, Making them, Voicing themCharactersCharacters: Using them, Making them, Voicing them1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Using them, making them, voicing them
Hey, it's me, bloedzuigerbloed! Some of you may be familiar with my "Improve Your Writing! Tips and Techniques" journal. While that (excessively long) journal covered many topics, it's time to add a bit more onto each of those by giving the important ones their own tutorial.
CAUTION: Before you proceed, I warn you, I am not a professional artist or author, and all I’m going by here is what I am assuming works best because it works best for me. If it doesn’t work for you, don’t get angry with me. This is a disclaimer.
[Keep in mind: This tutorial is especially helpful for realistic fiction, so some things I suggest may not apply to y
Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #1Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sorry about the title. It was stuck in my head so I had to xDD.
note: Faving this journal might help with your exposure but it's solely up to your fellow deviants ~
It takes me a while to put these together, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!
Coffee and Features - Issue 1A periodic random feature article showcasing various stuff, including contest wins and other goodies. Published on an erratic schedule.Coffee and Features - Issue 13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you enjoy this article, please add this article to your favorites to help bring more exposure to the artists featured.
I was recently low on funds and my premium on my mirz-alt account was running out. Endorell-Taelos and JamminJo were kind enough to gift me subscriptions. Here is a thank-you feature. Be sure to check out these lovely artists.
Rose der Nacht by Endorell-Taelos Luciana's Lament by Endorell-Taelos
A small feature of some
Resources For Artists: Pricing Your Commissions'Official' Pricing Your Commissions or Artwork ThreadResources For Artists: Pricing Your Commissions1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Journal version resource of forum's thread and 5th in the series of Resources For Artists
General Art and Digital Art forum are always inundated with threads (here l here) about how to price ones' commissions every few days. Rather than creating such a thread everytime, use this 'official' thread for asking questions, providing answers to anyone who might have individual questions, or finding out information provided here about how to go on about pricing your commissions.
This is for both digital and traditional artists out there!
This is version 2
FAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)Here's a List of FAQFAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any suggested questions post below and I'll try to add those that is most requested : )
Basic Digital Painting Questions
Q: What tools do you use
A: I use Photoshop CS 6, and I work on a cintiq 21 UX
Q: What do you recommend for someone who wants to get into digital art?
A: For programs that I've used and would recommend are 1. paint tool sai, it's a very user friendly and it's very affordable! you can also try using Photoshop CS (any version) they are both great software to start with.
Q: can you recommend a tablet?
A: yes, if it's for fun, I think any wacom bamboo tablets will do the trick, if you want to be more serious with this, then I would go with any of the wacom intuos tablets : )
Q: How do you make the skin so soft?
A:it's not really a secret but I use the airbrush in PS CS 6 a lot to blend,
Q: what brushes do you use?
A: My latest brushes can be
Feb. Contest + FAV THIS JOURNAL RAFFLE:iconitbeginsplz:Feb. Contest + FAV THIS JOURNAL RAFFLE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, we're doing it again! We're bringing back the 1/50 for 150 raffle!
All you have to do is +Fav this journal to put yourself in the running to win 150 dA points. There will be multiple names drawn in this raffle; one for every fifty people who participate. So you have, at minimum, a 1/50 chance of scoring some major pointage!
The raffle caps at 400 +Fav's, so we'll have a maximum of 8 winners. Only the first 400 will be eligible to win, so you gotta be quick. Prizes will only be given to accounts created previous to the start of this contest. Sorry newbies, gotta keep things legit.
The names will be drawn on February 12th. Best of luck, folks!
Secondly, donations are now OPEN at :iconcmc-donations:. All donors will not only get that warm fluffy feeling of inner-peace, but they'll be judiciously thanked an
Love dA Lit: Issue 116Welcome to the one-hundred sixteenth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 1162 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Note: I know you've seen the last two spotlights before, but I am lazy.
The bi-weekly spotlight is SadisticIceCream's Publishing Resources List!
LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News