Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS!Update: Just TWO days left to get your entries in!!!!!
To honour the creation of %CRPhotography, we are hosting our first official contest - with a fantastic bunch of prizes donated by %communityrelations and various groups! There are a few rules, and a theme to follow, but other than that - have fun and get creating. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask ^3wyl or myself, or note the group.
Submit your photograph into %CRPhotography's gallery folder here. Simply click the 'Suggest a favourite' button in the top right hand corner and select your deviation. Once it has been approved, it will appear within the contest gallery.
April 30th [Midnight PST]
The CR Stamp ProjectThe CR Stamp Project8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Stamps are a great way to show your support for a project, a person or a group of people, spread awareness for a cause or promote a contest. It is also valid to do them just for fun, with just a funny image and/or message.
Since their introduction to the deviantArt galleries, millions of stamps have been created with a great variety of messages, both silly and serious, and you can see them all over the place, from journals to profile widgets.
The Community Relations department exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with our deviantART community. Our goal is to nurture our community by encouraging, stimulating artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment.
It's now time t
Hot off the Press - Our Vector CV is in Print!In case you haven't heard already, `ChewedKandi - our dedicated and definitely awesome Vector Community Volunteer has been working hard with Adobe! The result? Her book has JUST been published!Hot off the Press - Our Vector CV is in Print!11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But that's not all - the book involves 30 emerging artists within the Vector Community and most of them are from deviantART! The book explores their work, their inspirations and some tutorial projects that will help those looking to learn a bit more. Whether or not you're seriously into Vector doesn't actually matter, because this beautiful showcase of works has something for everybody.
Huge congratulations to *shiropanda ~TraceLandVectorie03 =Asher-Bee `CrisVector ~Helbetico *BreeLeman ~Zzanthia *CQcat ~ivan-bliznak `j3concepts ~dimary ~lounge-acting *ChasingArtwork *grelin-machin ~roberlan ~FlowisKing ~Ryannzha ~cronobreaker ~lanitta ~rafahu ~shoelesspeacock *ssst *NaBHaN ~crowded-teeth :devlim
Photography Weekly: Edition ThirtyPhotography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Thirty1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"A photograph says that you were so important, I stopped everything else to come and preserve you."
This week Horacio Coppola died. Many will not know the name, but in the Photography world he was pretty awesome. He died age 105, and was famous for taking Black and White photographs of Buenos Aires in the 1930s. But he also photographed normality. Some of his works included egg and twine - quite simply an egg and a piece of twine. Others featured a typewriter, but ultimately he shot normality, the everyday things that people overlooked. He's said to be one of very few photographers who manage to capture the romance, vitality and squalor of a great city. So a legend has died, but somewhere another will rise up through the ranks. Who inspires you? Which historical Artists have provoked you to reach the place where you are now? Or who you aspire to be?
Community Relations News
PE: dA Related Collaboration Contest IIWelcome to deviantART Related's "The Collaborations Contest II", powered by %communityrelations. You will have two months to work with a partner in creating a dA Related deviation!PE: dA Related Collaboration Contest II9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ways to enter:
1. Work on your own. Basing your entry on an existing dA Related deviation (eg. find a visual suggestion and create a browser script to make it work).
2. Collaborate with another artist on a piece in one medium (e.g. make a stamp or deviantID together).
3. Work together to create two related deviations (e.g. a gallery skin design, and the coded version).
The contest will be open to all mediums within the deviantART Related category, including deviantART Tutorials and
PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your workHello all!PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your work1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well we’ve had a fascinating week so far; a week which hopefully has provided some insight not only to the process of DD selection but helped you understand what we look for in DDs as CVs. As we draw to the end of this week, I bring you an article which will whet your Saturday with thoughts that don’t just apply to the DD feature, but something which should be a consideration to everything you submit to dA. I am talking about deviation presentation.
Why is Presentation important?
Art isn’t always about just being “creative”. There are techniques and skills which develop over time which contribute to the quality of the work you produce and alongside this comes a developed understanding of good presentation.
Good presentation could be anything from cropping a photograph, to spell checking your literature. These are common sense things that in the rush of wanting to show off your creativity can sometimes be
CR Newsletter - November/December 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - November/December 20121 year 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 - December 13, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - December 13, 20121 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness December 2012
Odyssey Propulsion 6
Holiday Headquarters 2012
Realm of Fantasy - The Anatomy of a Group
Be Vigilant of Phishing Scams
Pimps and Whoas - May 22, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - May 22, 20137 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update:Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit
The Price Cap For Commissions Has Been Raised
30% Off Fine Art Prints
Last Day to Shop deviantART Gear
The Stock Market No. 4
Pimps and Whoas - February 8, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - February 8, 201310 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update: The New Submission Process
MAMA Scared Stiff Contest Winners
Halloween Contests - Find One Here!So that you don't miss out on the chance to participate and grab some lovely Halloween prizes - we've put together a list of all the Spooky Shenanigans for you to browse at your leisure. Keep checking back here for more information and updates! This page is one to bookmarkHalloween Contests - Find One Here!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Capture Your PUMPKIN! A Still Life Photography contest running from 5th October to 5th of November. Check out the article for more information and the full prize and judging list!
Prose Blood Country and Poetry Screams is a combination of two spooky contests for the Literature Community! It ends on the 22nd of October so be sure to click soon and have a read!
February 2013 Daily Deviation Roundups!Once again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! EnjoyFebruary 2013 Daily Deviation Roundups!9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
General Photography from 3wyl
General Photography from Kaz-D
Abstract & Surreal Photography
Pinup & Glamour Photography
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soon1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We're looking for game players to come and join in our deviantART Birthday Event! In just a short while ^3wyl and myself are hosting an interpretation of a British game show called Pointless. The idea of the game is that you have to guess the least popular answer to a multiple answers question. You will be awarded points accordingly, those with the most points will win - but you will have used pointless answers to get there!
We'll have pre-judged the least popular and most popular answers by asking a panel of CVs beforehand for their responses. Want an example?
Name a Film Starring Tom Cruise
Okay so Mission Impossible is a really high answer and if you said that one, you'd get lots of points. Which isn't good! If you said Rain Man - you'd possibly be getting less points. But if you said something like Endless Love or Taps, then you'd be hitting on an answer tha
Everyday we're CV'ingAs a Community Volunteer - I do as much or as little within the community that I feel comfortable doing. We're not pressured to do this and that, we don't even have to give a Daily Deviation every day, we choose how we promote our selected galleries/chats and forums and we're not fixed to any specific rule on how much or how little we do. But I do believe that it's important to share with you just what the community volunteers do and why we do it. More importantly it's so easy to get lost on this site full of many people - and miss out on the awesome that's going on. So I'm going to share with you exactly what the latest awesome is...Everyday we're CV'ing1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Almost every week since October last year the Community Volunteers have been working hard both independently and as part of small teams to bring You Project Educate.
Project Educate is about bringing forward art forms whether they are popular or overlooked and giving
Photography Weekly: Edition FortyPhotography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Forty1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"Replace Fear of the Unknown with Curiosity..."
As the year crawls into the final quarter - lots of challenges and daily photo tasks and so on begin to conclude. I have personally been challenging myself with the 365 Photography challenge - a photo a day for a whole year. It has been tricky to say the least, especially as I set myself a high standard of capturing more than one Photo a day - but also rewarding. Setting yourself a challenge, whether it's following the 52 week photography challenges that are out there, or doing a themed challenge such as 365 breakfasts - is a great way of expanding on your portfolio. Whilst it sometimes means that you struggle to find anything interesting to photograph or share, on the days that you do, you're one step closer to building another aspect of your portfolio.
Next week in Photography Troubleshooting - we will be looking at Money Matters and so
Did You Know? - 20th SeptemberDid You Know? - 20th September1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Photography Fortnightly #55Photography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedDPhotography Fortnightly #558 months ago in Art Features More Like This
“Others have seen what is and asked why.
I have seen what could be and asked why not. ”
I've put together an article due for release next week about how you can create your own Photography studio without going to too much expense or trouble. I'm all for making the most out of tricky or limited situations to try and make something professional...butt hen I stumbled across this article and thought it was a completely genius idea - and just goes to show that your studio can literally be anywhere. A Photographer in Yeovil (UK) has set up studio in what was formerly the public toilets! As well as a great move for a photographer it puts an abandoned building, formerly considered an 'eye sore' to great use. The mental images (until you actually realise it's been reno
Chat Events Calendar ^twicehalf's Fun and ThumbShare - Movember Event in :#communityrelations:Chat Events Calendar2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time: 2 - 3pm PST
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!
People + Portraits: TroubleshootingBack at the beginning of this week we opened up a photography troubleshooting blog and had lots of queries to answer and work through. Some of them require lengthy replies so keep an eye on %communityrelations this coming week for fuller articles. However the basic ones and some hints and tips that were shared along the way have been compiled into this blog. Feel free to contribute - and of course, ask more questions!People + Portraits: Troubleshooting1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Questions and Answers...
"People often ask me where they can see their photo, after I've taken it - sort of on the street or something. What do I tell them?"
"I tend to take business cards with me when I go out. I slip a few into my camera bag and then if anybody ever asks or wants to know where shots will be, I can say that in the near future they should be on my website. Equally people can contact you if they don't see it, and/or ask for copies.! ~ ^Kaz-D "
"I did a big series of engagement phot
November Film and Animation DD Roundup!Please forgive the small selection of work this month, as I've only recently started as the Film and Animation CV!November Film and Animation DD Roundup!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In any case, I hope you will all enjoy the work I have featured! See you in December!
The Symbol of Peace by ^TimberClipse
Film - Fire Tiger vs Acid Panther by *TastesLikeAnya
Celebrating Diversity #21Celebrating Diversity #218 months ago in Art Features More Like This
To [even attempt to represent a physical subject, such as a house or a dog] would be a failure in the eyes of the abstract artist.
Will Gompertz, What Are You Looking At?
Colour is a means of exerting direct influence on the soul.
Wassily Kandinsky, 1912/13
I, the sculptor, am the landscape. I am the form and I am the hollow, the thrust and the contour.
It is possible that a picture will move far away from Nature and yet find its way back to reality. The faculty of memory, experience at a distance produces pictorial associations.
Paul Klee, mid-1920s
FotoFriday with CRliteratureHello there!FotoFriday with CRliterature9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
My name is Becca and I am one of the literature community volunteers! Your photography CVs have kindly allowed me to hijack their journal space so I can ask for your assistance in a project we are re-launching on deviantART via our group %CRLiterature
The project is called "FotoFriday" and the concept is simple- every fortnight on a Friday, we will post a photograph by a photographer on deviantART and use it as a writing prompt. Writers can write whatever they like using this photograph as the base of the inspiration- it can be poetry, prose, a script or even a drabble- anything! This is a really exciting and open prompt and in the past has had some great success!
However, we feel its a little bit cheeky to go around and use photographs without permission. Therefore we are approaching you guys to create a "photographers directory" of people who will allow us to nose in their galleries and use your photograph (with full credit given). This is a fantastic way to extend y
CR Newsletter - May & June 2012Table of ContentsCR Newsletter - May & June 20121 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. New Faces
2. Daily Deviations: Listing Suggesters
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. New Faces
We welcomed many new faces onto the Community Volunteer team this month! Please join us in welcoming them and I encourage you to reach out and get to know these fantastic people:
^bradleysays - DeviantART Related
`IsacGoulart - Photography
`RockstarVanity - Darkroom Photography
`laserBEAST - Chat & Forums
`Athos-of-Light - Chat & Forums
`JZLobo - Fan Fiction
`SylwiaTelari - Traditional Art
^DaPineapple - Chats & Forums
`dekorAdum - Chats & Forums
`Talty - Artisan Crafts
`princepal - Designs & Interfaces
`SRudy - Traditional Art
`krazykel - Chats
Pimps and Whoas - March 12, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - March 12, 20139 months 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
Art History Project- September is Literature! 30/08/12: Almost ready to launch! Alongside this month, ^GrimFace242 is conducting a series of cheeky lit interviews for Art History, so keep an eye out for what he uncovers!Art History Project- September is Literature!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
There are still lots of slots for people to submit articles too! Don't forget, we can have more than one article on the same day! Please get those proposals in! Who is your favourite author? What Book/Poem has had the most influence on you? Bring it on!
24/08/12: Hey guys, we're still looking to fill this up nice and meaty! Don't forget, the articles don't have to be as in depth as some of you are thinking and can be about specific authors, styles or even something different such as interviews or chat event (get your lit group involved!).
If you're not sure about your idea, please still send it in, we have a wonderful crack commando unit who are helping for crimes they didn't commit in the backroom. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, you can use this team!
Also, those who