Vector, Vexel and VectionThere's been a fair few of suggestions now to TheLastHuzzah and me, concerning an addition of a 'Vections' category. If this is something that you'd like to voice an opinion on, then this journal is for you.
Firstly, I'll explain what 'Vections' are, and how they came to be. Vection is the adopted term to describe mixed media pieces containing both vector and raster elements. While a few of you may now be thinking "isn't that what Vexel art is?", I must remind you that no, it is not Vexel art is 100% raster layers, created with the Pen tool and/or selection tools, such as the Lasso. There is no mix of Vector and raster in Vexel artwork.
So, a piece of Vector arwork, finished with a couple of brushes in the background and a texture over the top, for example, is mixed media. A mix of vector and raster. A Vection.
Now, there are already Digital Mixed Media galleries where these works could - and currently should - belong. However, the suggesti
PE Interview with DD Recipient AwsumzWhile planing for Daily Deviations PE week many in the community asked for interviews from deviants who had received DDs with varying experiences before. AwsumZ has received a handful of DDs between his current account as well as his previous account, as such we felt he has went through a range of experiences with DDs as a recipient.PE Interview with DD Recipient Awsumz3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What was it like when you received your first DD?
Exciting, but also a slight shame because I was a CV (or GD, then) at the time and I saw that it was coming so it wasn't as much as a surprise as I'd have liked it to be lol. It was fun though, a happy magical feeling
Have all of your experiences when receiving a DD been the same?
Hmm, not really. Some have been good and some have been fairly negative
What do DDs mean to you?
They're pretty awesome. Being featured is great, it really helps get some exposure and feedback, etc. but it
Digital Art - Drawings and PaintingsI'll be adding some points brought by the community at the bottom of the journal to deepen the discussion about them, scroll down for the edits!Digital Art - Drawings and Paintings2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back in september, a discussion about the differences between Paintings and Drawings took place. The conclusion of said discussion was in a nutshell; that the differences between the two are not really that discernable which lead to confusion from the community and that was evident for you could see a mix of both in both sub-galleries. So now we're happy to announce that both sub-categories got merged into: Digital Art > Drawings & Paintings.
Another thing is that Digital Art > Other disappeared since that was another misleading category which included other sub-categories within,
Community Relations News - January + February 2012>Community Relations News - January + February 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Daily Deviations
2. Bi-weekly Critique Nights
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History
9. News from the Galleries
1. Daily Deviations
Recently, I announced changes to Daily Deviations in this journal and I'm happy to say that the response has been favorable. To review, we have made the following changes:
a> The "3-month rule" is now the "6-month rule" meaning an artist cannot receive another DD if they have had one in the last 6 months.
b> Daily Deviation selectors are limited to a maximum of one selection per day. This has been put in place to focus on quality vs quantity.
The hard-coding of these new guidelines is now in place (special thanks to ZombieCoder for that ).
These changes are part of an ongoing initiative to better our Dai
ProjectPorkchop Vol164ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol1642 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Suggested by jane-beata
It Sang (Tunguska) by BrockChop Tunguska II by BrockChop The Frontispeice to The Sacred Trust by BrockChop The Warren by BrockChop
ProjectPorkchop Vol139ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol1393 years ago in Art Features More Like This
giant oats against a blue sky by CaptainCorelli Planet Ez' by CaptainCorelli
Suggested by mdlillustration
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ProjectPorkchop Vol153ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol1533 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Goblin's hat by Ventapane Corpse Bride by Ventapane
Sarah and the Phoenix by nightkidlaura kickstarter reward: steam-punk Kayce by nightkidlaura the night fae by nightkidlaura fire demon by nightkidlaura
Happy chinese dragon 7 by Crack3dMySanity
ProjectPorkchop Vol141ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol1413 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Suggested by JamminJo
giraffe by YaNkaaaaa I and owls by YaNkaaaaa
Suggested by random-lil-azn
Anton by z-zaphs Stare of Eternal Death by z-zaphs A Devil's Child by z-zaphs In a fast-moving world by z-zaphs
ProjectPorkchop Vol156ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol1562 years ago in Art Features More Like This
. by anitakunz Little Monsters by anitakunz
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Celebrating Deviousness - April 2012 Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - April 20123 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to ^shuttermonkey
All for the love of you
Pretty in White II
The Colors of Potter's Cay
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
It's no April Fools prank, today we are delighted to announce
^shuttermonkey as the Deviousness Award recipient for April 2012.
Funny Face ID.
Landing Lake 2
Playful Reminder II
Who is ^shuttermonkey?
Cory's dedication to the community is astounding. Not only is he what we would call
Pimps and Whoas - March 22, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - March 22, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Scrap Trap Update
The Helpdesk year in review
Welcoming New Community Volunteers
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Alicexz - Living Rainbow Taking Flight
Community Relations Update - FebruaryHi and welcome to the Community Relations update for deviantART Related of this month!Community Relations Update - February3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The dA Related Community
In preparation for this article, I've been collecting bits and pieces from the dA Related community, and looking back over what I collected... man am I proud of you guys Seeing it all together like this makes you realise how active and passionate this relatively small community can be! Here's my selection of what's been going on in and around February
There was a Critique Chat in :#eCSSited: - click the link for the recap! :#CommunityProjects: also had a chat event about Community Projects and dA Related.#deviantART-Related wants your com
Project Educate: Haiku, Senryu, Tanka, and RengaAs part of Poetry Forms week at projecteducate, we wanted to go into a bit of detail regarding some of the more well-known Eastern forms of writing. The same way there are many forms of Western poetry, there are many forms of Eastern poetry, and ultimately this article will barely begin to scrape the surface of even the forms that it actually touches on, but within this article, there are links to resources that delve further into the subject matter, and all are worth reading if the subject interests you.Project Educate: Haiku, Senryu, Tanka, and Renga2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Haiku & Senryu
Haiku, in the classical Japanese sense, is a small poem comprised of 17 characters known as on (sometimes onji). These characters each represent one unit of sound, and each unit of sound has its own meaning which then contributes to the overall haiku. The 17 on are split into phrases of 5, 7, and 5, which is where the most commonly know
Project Educate Stock & Resources DD CriteriaStock & Resources Daily Deviations. What We look for, and what you should look for as well!Project Educate Stock & Resources DD Criteria3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Its a regular question, and something that the other Community Volunteers get asked about as well. So during Project Educate Stock & Resources week I'm going to try and lay out some of the reasons behind our choices.
Stock & Resources Daily Deviations, and how they are judged by the Community.
Dan has already touched on this touchy subject in his "Potential" Article here - The Potential of Stock
There is something fundamentally different about stock & resources DD's compared to all the other DD's from all the other galleries.
Stock & Resources are NOT finished artworks to be viewed as an end product.
We can't stress this enough!!!
The Stock Artist/Provider/Creator has not submitted this work becasue they think its absolutely perfect and they want to show it off, they subm
Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 31Welcome to the thirty-first 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 February 2012.Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 313 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb282974873: Commission: Eoalande by ATOMixArt GO002 by Murasaki-Hoshi Knite ch4 pg 71 by Knites Distant Light | Part 1 by Ryoko-san18
Nephilim cover by Bory-Einfrost BJBB: Storming the Police by hen-tie Cosmic Supermarket by XkY - happy vday : for 89pixels - by Blizz-Mii Commission: RideLikeAGirl by RegInsenser
Skytrain to Joyous Mind Station by Raindropmemory kniting by depinz :thumb287826800: On Stage by Yuuza Knite: Year of the Dragon! by Team4D
:thumb285213324: Commission Fresh-Muffin by Krizpi Breaking the Seal by Yuuza Dream by shrimpHEBY Flowers by futarinokizuna
:thumb284612526: stay hungry stay foolish by circus-usagi :thumb284761282: Imp by d-oppelganger Who am i by Maruuki
DREAM by Agarwen ..:: I Only See You ::.. by TitPrince AT: Loulu by Furihime a study by ayayxxxx Lace Apocalypse by BloodlineV
Our Beloved Craft by SiSero :thumb2840
Spirit Day is ComingSpirit DaySpirit Day is Coming2 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
Artisan Craft Themes VIIIn this edition of Awesome Artisan Crafts we will be looking at a select theme from the Artisan Crafts Gallery.Artisan Craft Themes VII3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This issues theme is...
Flowers are a great sign that the horrid cold of Winter is on its way out and Spring is just around the corner, so lets see what the Crafty Deviant's have come up with.
cico by cahilkediFlower Bouquet Birthday Cake by CkiecrumbCrochet flower earrings by StaciasCraftsRed and White Flower Jewelry Set by ryokooniajisai bridal hair set. hydrangea tsumami kanzashi by hanatsukuri
Tricky-Trickster Triffid by PlushPrincessVictorian Maroon and Cream Rose Filigree Ring by Sahaleanflower brooch by Jessicapilot901A flower inspired by Aubrey Beardsley by FairytaletellerSarahRealistic colors by EruwaedhielElleth
Wreath of Hearts and Flowers by LuciaSeriin:thumb287446795:Flower charms by GemDeDude:thumb287017683::thumb287032874:
She loves me...she loves me not by MandarinMoonelegant flowers - earrings by neko-craftsQuilling Card - Flower Detail 1 by neon-crocodileEaster Lily Origami Earrings by CreationsByJessiePurple forget me not garden charm bracelet by WarriorWhite
Gallery Updates & Changes - Your ThoughtsGallery Updates & Changes - Your Thoughts3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you shelldevil !
If you haven't already, please drop by Shells page and say thank you to her for all her hard work and efforts for the stock and resources gallery during her time as a volunteer!
Proposed Changes to the Stock & Resources Gallery Sub-Cats
Over the last several months we've been listening to you, and making a list of things you as stock providers submitting to the gallery, and artists searching for stock, would like to see changed or improved.
As you can imagine, this list is pretty big - given that the stock & Resources Gallery is also pretty big!
These changes and improvements include altering some of the sub category names to be more in line with the other DA galleries, moving sub-categories around to make their position in the gallery tree more logical, and disconti
March Stock & Resources DD RoundupNEWZ & UPDATESMarch Stock & Resources DD Roundup3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hope you all enjoyed being taken over by FUR yesterday. They made us
We had an absolute blast during our Project Educate Stock & Resources Week, if you missed any of it the full wrap up and links to all the articles and interviews is here -
Dan is currently experiencing technical issues, so please be patient if you are waiting for a response from him!
A reminder about sending us DD suggestions! When you do, please please please check to see if the person you are suggesting has had a DD in the last 6 months!! Its very important and it makes our lives a lot easier!!
Please DO NOT send the same suggestion to both Dan and I - again it causes us problems!
If somebody is asking you to nominate a particular piece of their work for a DD in exchange for points or something else please DO NOT suggest them for a DD. Having 40+ people spamming us
Stock & Res Feb Updates & DD RoundupFebruary UpdatesStock & Res Feb Updates & DD Roundup3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We are still gathering your feedback on the stock & resources gallery proposed changes here -
All feedback is read and appreciated so check the details out! The changes we make will directly affect your use of our gallery so your thoughts and feedback/suggestions are important to us!!
We've had a load of new team members added to the ranks this week, so go welcome them! We are hoping to have a new stock & resources CV very soon so stay tooned!!
We want to know about your stock & resources contests! Please send us your contest details via note so that we can feature them in our monthly roundups!!
February Daily Deviation Roundup
WE NEED YOUR DD SUGGESTIONS!!! Please don't forget, that there are currently only 2 of us, and a good million or so regular users of the stock & resources gallery!!! That means you guys get
PE article: The potential of Stock.deviantART is home to the most varied and versatile range of stock you could come across. There literally is something for everyone here.PE article: The potential of Stock.3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
One portrait can be turned into a masterpiece and it's a shame the potential of a piece of stock can't be comprehended by many people. A good example of this type of situation is not being able to see past the decor and furnishings when you are viewing a property to buy - you have to be able to see past them to the POTENTIAL of what they could become!
I spoke to a few devious deviants about this subject! and here are their thoughts!
"you always need reference! you cannot know how everything looks and stock is great for this reason and sometimes stock can even be really inspiring. Stock is a great asset to learn about anatomy, perspective, colors, light and shadow"
See some of Annes work below!
deviantART Related Collaboration Contest ...and the contest is closed! Thanks everyone for the entries, judging will commence now.deviantART Related Collaboration Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the communityrelations sponsored deviantART Related Collaborations Contest Where you have six weeks to work together on any work in the dA related category. A quick overview;
This contest will be open to all mediums in the deviantART Related main category, as well as dA tutorials and dA avatars.It will run from today (3rd April) to May 15 2012. Your entry must be submitted between (or on) those dates!You can participate in three ways (see the bottom of this article for examples);Work on your own based on an existing dA related deviation (with their permission if needed; e.g. find a visual suggestion and make a browser script to make it work).Collaborate with another artist on a piece in one medium (e.g. make a stamp or devID together.)Work together to create two related deviations (e.g. a
The Stars of dAr - `Mirz123The Stars of dAr is a series where I interview one member of the deviantART Related (dAr) community each time, about personal and dA related matters. For today we have Mirz123! She creates fantasic stamps, sometimes fun and silly, but also often with an important and profound message, and always in her recognisable style. She's also an enthusiastic community member in many aspects, and can be found in many corners of the community. But enough about her from me - I'll hand the floor to Mirz herselfThe Stars of dAr - `Mirz1233 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hi Mirz123, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed
- Please tell us something about yourself!
By day I'm a mom who works as a secretary. By night, I don a cape and create emoticons, stamps, and write Lit. Though, looking at my gallery stats, I'm most-known for my stamps.
- Some people may be reading this article
Manga/Anime Digital Gallery FeatureWelcome to Digital Manga/Anime! This is an article that will be highlighting each section of the digital art subcategory within Manga/Anime with a little about each category and then some wonderful features for you to enjoy!Manga/Anime Digital Gallery Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Firstly, what is “digital art”? It is artwork created via the use of digital media such as on a computer with a tablet or mouse. There are 6 digital art subcategories within the Manga/Anime gallery:
Digital M/A: DrawingsDigital M/A: PaintingsDigital M/A: OekakiDigital M/A: Manga Digital M/A: Vector Digital M/A: 3D
Manga/Anime > Digital Media > Drawings
So, what is the ‘Drawings’ category all about? Digital drawings are, basically, drawings that have been done with digital media (i.e., on a computer). The variety within the category is huge, simply because there are so many ways to draw and/or colour digitally and it is the most popular of the
Site Update, March 7In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and a discussion topic for the community.Site Update, March 72 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Forum Sidebar
A sidebar has been added to Forum pages! On the main forum page, the sidebar displays recently popular threads, and on specific forum pages, the sidebar collects and displays recently popular forum threads from that forum.
On individual threads, the sidebar includes Share buttons, so you can easily share a Forum thread that interests you. In addition, it includes a button that lets the creator of a thread close that thread on their own, which has been a frequently requested feature.
In an effort to consolidate features, the Shoutbox has been removed from the Chat page after over ten years on deviant