Stock and Resources Updates Feb 2013Heading Into 2013
We are well on our way towards the warmer part of the year for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, and whilst we shake off our winter blues and snow boots, our Southern Stockers have been wowing us with new beautiful stock and resources (whilst sweltering in the heat!)
The gallery cleanup is still going on, but with a reminder to be patient with us, we know its not easy but we have a very VERY big gallery and just a few people (mostly just Erin and myself) tackling the issue, but its not been forgotten or ignored. Erin and I are also very busy with home life as well
If you feel we've missed out on a sub category (sadly this is very likely right now as we concentrate our efforts on the most used/submitted to areas) please feel free to note us and point us in the right direction!
New Submission Page and Updated Gallery Descriptions
The new submission pa
PE S and R Contest Icarus Updates"On Delicate Wings"PE S and R Contest Icarus Updates4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mourning for Icarus by H.J. Draper 1898
The Theme- ART:
We want you to recreate the story of Icarus, be that modern, or ancient using stock and resources available on DeviantART.
The Theme - STOCK:
We want you to recreate the story of Icarus, in stock form! Is your Icarus male or female? Are your wings made from feathers and wax or something more magical?
The Story: Icarus
Son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Daedalus had been imprisoned by King Minos of Crete within the walls of his own invention, the Labyrinth. But the great craftsman's genius would not suffer captivity. He made two pairs of wings by adhering feathers to a wooden frame with wax. Giving one pair to his son, he cautioned him that flying too near the sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus became ecstatic with the ability to fly and forgot hi
Creatures of the Night Stock and Resources Contest"Ware those who leave the safety of the fireside after the midnight hour on Old Hallows Eve; lest the dead steal your soul and your body be turned into a creature of the night!Creatures of the Night Stock and Resources Contest3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Would you turn towards the waning moon or turn away?
Witch, or Witch Hunter, Demon or Demon Hunter... undead, ghost, vampire or werewolf?
Create your creature of the night as stock for your fellow artists to turn into Halloween themed art! Go to town with makeup and props and strike a zombie pose!
We are looking for some really outstanding "creatures of the night" stock, it doesn't matter if you are a zombie or a ghost, or a demon hunter - but we want you to push the boat out and be as different and as original as you can manage!
Digital work: i
Resources Gallery Makeover (REMINDER)So all those sub cats...Resources Gallery Makeover (REMINDER)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Its no secret that the stock and resources gallery is HUGE. On a scale thats intimidating, complicated and a bit like a bottomless pit of sub, sub, sub, sub, sub cats.
Last year we were very lucky to have a bit of a makeover job in Resources/Fonts and Resources/Stock, however, we are looking with "new deviant's eyes" (Yes, we kidnapped new deviants and stole their eyeballs) to look at our gallery long and hard. HARD.
You can read more about whats going on with this huge project here - http://fav.me/d5xccty
What we'd love to get from you guys
Feedback and suggestions!
Do you know of sub cats that are completely obsolete that we could tidy up and get rid of?
Are there dark alleyways hidden in the maze of resources sub cats that need a light shining on them?
Can some categories be merged, or renamed to make them more logical/useful to todays deviant community?
Pimps and Whoas - January 7, 2015Pimps and Whoas - January 7, 20151 year ago in Personal More Like This
Official dA News
Boldly Facing the Future
Celebrating Deviousness - January 2015
DeviantArt Mobile App Now Available
You May Say I'm An Artist
2015 DeviantArt Calendars
Ant-Man's Giant Sized Secrets
Stock Radar #2Stock Radar #22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Lormet_Arbor-0504 by Lormet-Images
Mountain Fog by Track-Maidens
Simple Blending by sandaraKhumara Color Genetics by EarthboundEquinoxatmosphere FREE texture pack by MarcelaBolivar
Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSEDCONTEST NOW CLOSED, GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED WE WILL BEGIN JUDGING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS!Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Bring out your dead side
Ever had that feeling, that a portrait is watching you? No matter where you stand in the room its gaze seems to follow you,.. staring... waiting...
We invite you to join us in making a grand collection of horrific hounds, voluptuous vampires, and ghoulish ghostly portraits this Halloween in best Haunted House style!
Its time to unlock your inner Dorian Grey, and all those other creepy strange ancestors, cousins, uncles, aunts and grannies that the family don't like to talk about!
Even if you aren't normally a model stock provider - or if you don't usually provide stock at all, this is your chance to dip your toe in the murky waters and have a go! Bring out your face paints and props and make a dashing Halloween portrait entry! The more creative you are, the more creative the results of the second half of the contest will be!
Stock Radar #4Stock Radar #42 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Tiles Texture by IvaxXx
Vanessa Chun Li Original 2a by jagged-eyeRockStocks300S02059 by RockStocks
Japanese garden 7 by stockdeana
places484 stock by pranileJelly Fish Stock by Hands-and-Teeth
2013 Shilin's drawing tutorial/walkthrough by shilin Photomanipulation Tutorial on blending by tamaraR Black-Wings way of doing Nature's elements by Black-Wing24
Wireframe Fractal Pack by NichrysalisWork In Progress: That's how I make textures! by mercurycode
Premium Texture Pack IX by Sirius-sdz
Stock Reminders and UpdatesStock & Resources Creatures of the Night ContestStock Reminders and Updates3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
DON'T FORGET THE DEADLINE FOR OUR CREATURES OF THE NIGHT STOCK AND RESOURCES CONTEST IS THE 6TH NOVEMBER!!!!
Make sure you get your entries in on time!
Making Yourself Available
We can't stress this enough. Stock is not something you can post in your gallery then ignore unless your stock is completely unrestricted and no further contact with you is necessary.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS ARE UP TO DATE AND EASY TO FIND!
Erin, Jade and I have had a LOT of frustrated artists messaging us recently about the fact that they are simply unable to get in contact with stock providers who require notification of use or commercial information.
Its unfair to place restrictions on your stock then not uphold your end of the bargain by not responding to requests from artists who are following your rules by contactin
Stock and Resources: Policy ClarificationThe Stock and Resources community is an integral part of deviantART, both for having an active community of its own as well as providing high quality stock to all deviants.Stock and Resources: Policy Clarification4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
As this community has grown so much over the years, so has the amount of invalid stock and resources that have been provided by some deviants. The Stock and Resources community feels like this reflects negatively on them, the volunteers have a hard time trying to teach people about valid stock and how to use it correctly, and it gives an appearance that deviantART Staff tolerate so-called “art theft” or copyright infringement.
In this article our aim is to reinforce our policies regarding stock and stock use and clear up some misconceptions.
Stock and Resource submissions to deviantART:
What are Invalid Stock and Resources?
In short, invalid stock or resources are anything which you do not have full permission to upload. This incl
Stock Radar #14Stock Radar #148 months ago in Art Features More Like This
medieval2 by VeroNArt
Crystalcorn by TrollGirl
Little Zebra by Fotostyle-Schindler
Bridge 3 by veryevilmastermind
Bishop's Palace Interior Stock by EverildWolfden
Black and White FineArt Photoshop Action by piximi
Citadel / Step by step by Aeon-Lux Digital Texture Artwork 282 by mercurycode How I do my Stuff - Rocks, Trees and Clouds by Juh-Juh
079 - sun and moon by duesterheit
More little horses by BronzeHalo
Rainforest 001 - Roots by petronellavanree Victorian House 27 by YazolinoGirl
Welcoming New CVS!Please join me in welcoming the following deviants to the Volunteer Team!Welcoming New CVS!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Film and Animation
The following deviants join us to help out with Chats and Forums!
Monthly Themed Feature #36 Your CV'sSorry for missing the last monthly themed feature. Today for February I give you your DA CV's! Show them some love (edit: although some of these lovely people aren't technically cv they are listed in the :faq18: as staff that accepts suggestions.)Monthly Themed Feature #36 Your CV's1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Frosty Days by Kaz-D Flowing Falling by TimberClipse
2015 Hourly Comics Day-05 by kozispoon Sequin Fabric Stock Pack by CelticStrm-Stock by CelticStrm-Stock Bordello Blackout by DistortedSmile
Pagos #33 by Elandria Morning Glory by tanikel
This... to That #8Welcome to Issue 8This... to That #83 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the eighth edition of This... To That, showcasing stock, and the artwork produced with it!
Many thanks for all the stock providers and artists featured here!
If you would like to suggest artwork and stock to be featured in the next edition, please send me a NOTE with links and THIS TO THAT SUGGESTION in the subject line!
Lewana 13 by PirateLotus-Stock
Pea Baba by Gejda
Front Waterfall stock by PirateLotus-Stock
Tree of Light by LiliaOsipova
Antique Books 1 by DamselStock
Wizard's familiar by tamaraR
Lucid 04 by Elandria
Victim of Autumn by StassySummer
Pura Fallen by Tasastock
Resources PE Week 15th - 21st SeptWhy Project Educate?Resources PE Week 15th - 21st Sept1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
projecteducate is one of our main contact points for all the artists of DeviantArt to come together and educate themselves about a multitude of art related subjects, from techniques and hints and tips to DA specific information and help. By providing a central location the volunteer team can reach out further into their communities to guide and help more artists than ever before.
But we can't do it alone!
Help and support from as many community members as possible is essential to ensure success, and this is obviously where YOU come in!
Stock and Resources is hosting another Project Educate week this year between the 15th and 21st September, and its really not that far away, and we are looking for your help
As a guide here are journals from our 2012 Project Educate week -
INTRODUCTION - fav.me/d4tckwe
CONTEST - fav.me/d4tcnab
Tag Pages: What You Need To KnowThe following journal applies to deviants who have access to our new tags feature that was launched to a small test audience last week. If you received the following Hot Topic in your Message Center, you likely have access to tags. If you didn’t receive the following Hot Topic, you likely don’t have access at this time. Sit tight, as we’ll be rolling out the release to a wider audience soon!Tag Pages: What You Need To Know1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Tags are our new way to label and create conversations around a topic. Tags can be used everywhere — in Status Updates, Collections, comments, deviation descriptions, or Journals. When clicked, you’ll discover a tag page full of content and activity around the topic.
As someone in the test audience for tags, you’re among the first to see the beginnings of our tag system and we’d appreciate your feedback -- both in terms of what you think so far, and where’d you’d like to see things go in the future.
Anatomy of a Tag Pag
Stock and Resources Nov/Dec RoundupStock updates, HOLIDAYS!Stock and Resources Nov/Dec Roundup3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So, the holiday season is upon us, and I am writing this from a computer that has been attacked by tinsel and other shiny things that keep distracting me!!
PirateLotus-Stock and I wish our entire stock and resources community a safe, magical and warm festive season no matter when or how you celebrate! After the recent devastating news of the killings in Connecticut its a hard reminder that family and friends can be swept away from us in the blink of an eye, so cherish them and smother them in love every chance you get. We all know that there are many out there who won't be able to, and we send you our love.
The stock community has been ticking along quite nicely the last month or so which is lovely to see, we really dislike drama affecting the stock & resources galleries and try to head it off where we can! This is a reminder to everyone that we are here to help you, n
Stock and Resources DD Roundup January 2013:iconelandria:Stock and Resources DD Roundup January 20133 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by Elandria
Rare white raven 2 by DarkBeforeDawn23 Burg Hassenstein 6 by ceeek-stock
Little Rabbit Stock by Isalovesphotography dapple bay mare - stock by s-uperflu0us Tree Stock #16 by Noireuse
:thumb282426572: A Gentleman's Last Act Stock Pack 01 by Null-Entity Fireworks 36 by AreteStock
Brocade lady stock11 by The-Wild-Kat Lilianne stock 1 by Kuoma-stock Ruin by the sea by Queenselphie
Bubble Reflection Tutorial by FireFlyExposed Haunted Inspiration by anettfrozen Medieval Gown and Cloak by Eveningarwen
Features by PirateLotus-Stock
The Shortcuts Glosary by Lumaga New Gothic Lolita 18 by Kechake-stock Eiswelten I by mimose-stock
viking stock 22 by Liancary-art Dragon Scales Hi-Rez by rslewisphotos Barn Owl 11 by Chocomix-Stock
Waterfall Norway by Seluias-stock Forest Dreams 65 by ky-sta Paper Charm Bracelet Tutorial by Crimefish
Frosted Glass Brush by dierat Shrines : Temple Building 08 by taeliac-stock 1109 by Slug22
Polymer clay eye tutorial (for plushies) by nfasel :thumb345419186: Model Stock-J5 by ktryon
Coral 25 by Lauren-Lee Unrestricted Moss and Stone Texture Pack by emothic-stock Mushyrooms by Dracoart-Stock
:thumb332828915: White as Snow XIII by Zsuccubus-Stock :thumb328203329:
Spirit Day is ComingSpirit DaySpirit Day is Coming3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Save the date! Spirit Day is Friday, October 19th! Which means you can show your support for the LGBT community by doing a number of things, from raising awareness through articles, artwork, literature or simply sporting the team colors on and/or offline. What colors?
The color that represents Spirit Day is purple! Which brings us to the challenge portion of Spirit Day!
The Purple Challenge
The Purple Challenge is simple, go one day (October 19th) using only one color during your daily adventure on deviantART: purple. Here are some places you can pimp out the color purple:
Your avatar. Use a simple photo editing program to temporarily turn your avatar purple.
A featured deviation on your page.
A collection of purple deviations.
Use only purple emoticons!
In journal sk
Stock Radar #8Stock Radar #82 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Ardennes 15 by Colourize-Stock
Steampunk Absinthe Fairy Exclusives 21 -400 points by mizzd-stock STOCK ~ Red Velvet by SoniaJosie
Rose Maiden 01 by KittyTheCat-Stock
Texture 100 by Malleni-Stock
Tangled 2 by kirilee STOCK - Persian Fantasy by Apsara-Stock
Boat 03 by cemacStock
Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger Teaser by PirateLotus-Stock enfant 7 by Jules171
Galapagos Tortoise Stock 02 by Vesperity
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?!?!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"I thought at least that you people would check to make sure the work was the
What Makes Stock Rock for You with AeirmidStock & ResourcesWhat Makes Stock Rock for You with Aeirmid1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you to Aeirmid for being my interviewee!
You've been on DeviantArt for several years now and have been photomanipulating for many of those, in terms of the yearly increase in availability of stock and resources on the site do you feel that it has it helped or hindered your personal creativity?
:iconaeirmid: Yes! In fact, I came to dA as a photomanipulator, LOL! It has been a lot of fun to watch the stock community develop over the years. It has especially been inspiring to watch the stock providers who have been here for a long time grow and change, while maintaining the high quality of their galleries. It has also been inspiring to see newer stock providers who are coming up these days, with their exciting ideas and vision. So, really, I feel like over the 9 years since I joined, the dA stock galleries have inspired me greatly.
One thing that has hindered my personal creativity, though, is the fact that there are a few stock providers who, while inc
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 Life3 years ago in Art Features 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.
DeviantArtist Questionnaire Firstly, a massive happy birthday to the site! 15 years is a bug achievement in the very fluid world of the Internet!!DeviantArtist Questionnaire 6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Secondly, I'm filling this out on my IPad, which is very novel and is giving my finger a good workout clacking away on the virtual keyboard! I'm not a fan, I miss my nice big computer and wide screens and actual keyboard but I'm at my parents and needs must!!!!
So! Questionnaire time...
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
11 years and about 20? Days
What does your username mean?
It's my middle name so I guess it means me
Describe yourself in three words.
Passionate, precocious, annoying
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
Silent Musings which I transferred from my elfwood account -instant submissions was AMAZING but something we now take for granted!
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Stock photography but I love dabbling with digital art
Happy October Stock and Resources News!It comes around so quickly!Happy October Stock and Resources News!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I can't believe its already officially Autumn, and don't ask me what happened to spring and summer!!
Gallery Description Updates
Yesterday saw the release of the new "stashy" submit page to A/B beta testers hailing the promotion and better definition of gallery descriptions aimed at improving, helping and preventing the age old problem of miscats (which everyone hates except the people who miscat in the first place)
As you can see from the previews the gallery selection area is now accompanied by examples and the description - which is where you come in. The stock and resources gallery has seen a LOT of changes over the years making the range of descriptions for individual sub categories quite a mixed bag!
We are looking for thoughts and suggestions for updating the ENTIRE set of galley descriptions across the board, and if stock and resources aren't your thing but you want to g