About Folders and SubmittingHello members
We get a lot of submissions that we have to decline/redirect due to having been submitted to a wrong folder, and often they are the same mistake or misconception, so to make things a bit easier I've changed around some of the folder titles, and decided to write up this handy guide to where your submission is best suited and some commonly overlooked rules that lead to submissions being declined.
"Humanlike OC's" is now "Humanoids"
"Gifts and submissions for others" is now "Commissions, Gifts and Trades, etc."
"Strange creatures and landscapes" is now "Beasts and Landscapes"
"Book cover-art and comics" is now "Comics and Cover-Art"
Where to submit? A Guide to CoF's Folders
Commissions, Gifts and Trades, etc. = This folder takes priority over other folders, for example if you draw a dragon as a gift for a friend, while it might logically fit into the "Dragons" folder, it belongs in th
Writing Resources for EveryoneThis news article is brought to you by the literature news, resources and feature groups: LitResources and its primary affiliate LitandNews. We invite you to explore the Literature community further, informing us of anything that should be included in future articles. Below, deviants will discover various information about the Literature community, have the opportunity to check out some of our favorite deviations, and read our growing collection of wonderful writing tutorials and resource journals packed full of useful tools to assist everyone in their journey on DeviantART as writers and far beyond.Writing Resources for Everyone3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
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Meet our staff:
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Community Volunteers - A Memoir!You may recently have seen -> Our Favourite Memories and Moments an awesome article written by fourteenthstar bringing together lots of dA staff members memories and moments.Community Volunteers - A Memoir!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So The Community Volunteers got chatting and we decided we needed our own collection of memories - because we have some awesome ones!
With the merge of the Gallery Moderators and MN@ Volunteers has come the collaboration of one BIG team and it's lovely getting to know the 'other side' so to speak. So it's with great delight that I share our massive response to fourteenthstar's article with Community Volunteers - Our Memories
I cannot pick a single memory, but I would say that whenever someone tells me that the DD I gave them made their day and that they are so happy makes me smile. That, and the time I saw MyntKat's butt on webcam.
Community Relations - July/August 2011Community Relations - July/August 20113 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Community Relations team exists to facilitate communication amongst deviantART's administration, volunteers and members. Our goal is to foster creative genius by encouraging artists to grow, collaborate and participate in a friendly and supportive artistic environment.
Table of Contents
1. Important Information
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Share your Opinions!
4. Official Contests
5. News from the Galleries
6. News from the Chats and Forums
1. Happy Birthday deviantART!!
Today we celebrate 11 years of deviousness and with that comes some great announcements, ar
Pimps & Whoas - July 26, 2011PimpsPimps & Whoas - July 26, 20113 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
The Art of Capturing Souls
CodePLZ - What is the plan
Presenting: Community Volunteers
Cutting Edge Prints, Week 30/11
Quit Work, Be A .
24 Hour Prints Sale
deviantART Artists Represented at Comic-con!
South Park features work created by deviants!
Pimps & Whoas - August 23, 2011PimpsPimps & Whoas - August 23, 20113 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Ready to learn how to make it in art school? Join us today (Tuesday August 23rd) at 1:00pm Pacific for our first LIVE art school interview and chat! We'll be joining Meg Cranston, the Chair of Fine Arts at OTIS College, for a discussion entitled: "How Students Survive (Thrive) In Art & Design School" Join Us!
Our Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads
Head Back to School with deviantART
deviantARTs Response regarding Art4love.com
Back to School<
dA Staff Appreciation Week - Emote dA HQ Project:iconstaffappreciation:dA Staff Appreciation Week - Emote dA HQ Project3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As part deviantART Staff Appreciation Week, SanguineEpitaph and StaffAppreciation team have come up with a fun project for deviants.
Ever wonder what it's like at deviantART Headquarters? So do we! And since most of us will never know, we've decided to let our imaginations run wild and create what we think HQ would be like...if it were run by emoticons!
This project is open for anyone who can create an emote or some sort of pixel art. The project challenges you to make piece representing a part of dA HQ. You can create something specific to a real-life member, such as an emoticon of Moonbeam13, or something abstract like a general emote member of the Help Desk. We're also looking for pixel furniture (think desks, chairs, sofas), art for the walls, and other fun stuff you might imagine in the HQ offices. The StaffAppreciation team has started things out, adding some rooms and props. It's up to you to help us complete the pic
Pimps & Whoas - July 12, 2011PimpsPimps & Whoas - July 12, 20113 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con
Celebrating Deviousness - July 2011
Emoticon Legend Update: The Emoticons Strike Back
All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all deviantART sponsored contests.
How do you Drink Dr Pepper Contest - Deadline August 22, 2011
Epic Movie Poster Contest - Deadline August 31, 2011
dA Resource News - Issue 2dA Related Tutorials & Fonts!dA Resource News - Issue 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Due to a serious overflow of miscats in the dA Related Tutorials gallery, dA moved the whole thing into Resources: Tutorials. Read this blog entry to get the whole story and to see all the awesome new subcategories in this gallery! It's been expanded for your convenience.
We're also working on restructuring the Fonts gallery to bring you more professional sounding categories and maybe a few new subcats too in the process! Keep an eye out at communityrelations for future updates, and rest assured that you'll be reading about it here too.
Got blog worthy news? We want YOUR news! Please send your links and updates to our group notes if you'd like a chance to see your events, articles, contests, and any of your other resource related news in our newsletters!
*END* SPANK ME! For CharityTHIS EVENT HAS NOW ENDED!*END* SPANK ME! For Charity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Comments No Longer Being Accepted
FINAL UPDATE http://fav.me/d4afyqw
This was inspired from a few things. After the birthday I was playing around with my avatar and thought I might create a game involving it but then I thought of Topicality's recent endeavor and decided to turn it into something for charity instead.
The charity I have selected is LUMOS, which was co-founded by JK Rowling.
My limit is $1,000 USD
This will last until the limit is reached or September 16, 2011 @ 11:59 PM EST.
For each real person that changes his or her avatar to one similar to mine, I will increase my donation amount by 10¢. For your avatar to count you must COMMENT THIS JOURNAL. I will reply to you with "Spanked! " and you are free to change your avatar back.
For the avatar sized version of your options: http://fav.me/d46usqe
To make your avatar-
1. Right click on the <
Pimps & Whoas - August 9, 2011PimpsPimps & Whoas - August 9, 20113 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
deviantART Tutorials have been moved
CEA Blog: How to Submit an Abuse Report
Say Hello to Some New Faces
Cutting Edge Prints, Week 32/11
The Fractal Universe
Deviants Conquer Foot Locker Art Prize
Community Relations - July/August 2011
All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run
11th BirthdayDeviantART's 11th birthday is August 7th!11th Birthday3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is how we're celebrating in #communityrelations
dAseniors brings you 11 things I love about dA Contest - Deadline August 7, 2011
"What do You See?" Contest - Deadline August 15, 2011
11 Years of dAvolution Contest - Deadline August 20, 2011
fella and communityrelations bring you a birthday scuzzle! read more for details
fella is hosting a Pre-bdAy Chat Spectacular in the #Fella Chatroom
Current Contests, Projects and ChallengesContests, projects and challenges from around deviantART to inspire your creations (and give you the opportunity to win cool stuff!).Current Contests, Projects and Challenges3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This blog entry is a living document, meaning that it gets updated on a regular and ongoing basis. If you want to bookmark it and find it easily to check for updates, you can add it to your Favourites so you'll always know where to find it.
Theme Traditional Art Portrait
Hosted by Egil21
Medium Traditional mediums, drawings and paintings
Ends 30 October 2012
Theme Pink (it's to honor the Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
Hosted by erisama
Ends 31 October 2012
Hosted by dAhub and TheArtPlatform
Free Resources Contest #1: Fantasy This Month's Theme: FantasyFree Resources Contest #1: Fantasy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Core Contest Rules Submit Entries Here
Contest Deadline: September 15, 2011 (Thursday @ 11:59pm)
This contest is the first of our monthly themed contests! Hurrah!! Please read the Core Contest Rules before starting, and remember to stick to our theme of FANTASY.
This is a free resources contest to encourage people to contribute free resources, so please don't submit anything for which you expect to be paid. If you like being helpful and generous, then this is a contest for you!
Everyone can enter up to 5 deviations, which may include all kinds of resources such as fonts, Photoshop brushes, textures, tutorials, 3D models, stock images, video resources, or anything other type of resources found in
dA Staff Appreciation Week Interview Ayame-KenoshiAyame-KenoshidA Staff Appreciation Week Interview Ayame-Kenoshi3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconfireworkplz: :iconayame-kenoshi: :iconfireworkplz:
This interview was conducted as part of the deviantART Staff Appreciation Week by TimberClipse, but he unfortunately is away and could not post it. Wish him well!
What kind of art do you prefer and why?
I think I have a particular affinity for photography. I love shots of nature especially. Show me a photo of an open field and a barn and I melt. Though I must say, whenever I'm browsing through the Daily Deviations, I'm generally amazed by everything, regardless of the medium.
What is your favorite thing about the COMMUNITY on deviantART?
The community IS my favorite thing about deviantART. I don't think I could just pick one thing about it. I love how supportive it is. There really is nothing like it.
What’s your greatest memory from your time as a staff member?
There's so many! One of my favorites
dACipher is in search of...You.dACipher is in search of...3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:icondACipher: is in search of people like you to help us and your community by volunteering as Heads (Co-Founders) and Contributors to help construct lessons and teach members techniques regarding the chosen media.
We are ALSO looking for Moderators to assist in promotion, chat moderation and as an option to assist as a Translator.
If you don't know about dACipher, or you've never heard of us before, feel free to check out our "About Us", our "Welcome Blog" and our blog "Heads, Contributors and Moderators Defined"
This is a great opportunity for an artist to get involved with the community; promoting socialization and positivity.
dA Staff Appreciation Week Interview with NarwhalsaunjulidA Staff Appreciation Week Interview with Narwhals3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconfancynarwhalplz: :iconartisticaunjuli: :iconfancynarwhalplz:
First, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed! I truly appreciate it. If you don't mind, could you tell us briefly how it was that you came to be an official staff member, and about how long ago that was?
I joined dA staff a little over a year and-a-half ago, January 2010! I was in Community Relations, previously, as the Fan Art Gallery Moderator and applied to be on the CEA team.
At the time, and even now, what part of this job do you enjoy the most, and could you give a brief overview of what you get to do?
On the CEA team, I really try to help out where I can. I deal with harassment, policy, and ban-related cases, so it can get interesting after a while. It isn't easy, but it's rewarding when you can work towards a resolution and help people out.
What qualities do you think are necessary to have or to learn f
Monthly Contest RulesContests = Prizes, so please read these rules carefully; it's in your best interests to win, and winning means following a few rules. These particular contests also require your generosity. If you're a generous soul that likes to support artists, then this is something you'll hopefully love doing each and every month!Monthly Contest Rules3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not only that, but dA will reward our winners for their generosity, so keep reading for your chance to give and get in the BEST way possible!!
We'll host a contest each month. There are 2 kinds of contests:FREE RESOURCES: These contests will be the most common. All the resources submitted as entries must be "free", which is to say that you cannot charge a fee for the use of these stock resources. Set any limits or policies you feel you need in return for your work, but just don't charge a fee of money or points.
FREE UNRESTRICTED RESOURCES: These contests will occur with less frequency. The prizes will be even bigger. Entries will be expected to be "f
ColourFULL Vector Art: BLUE ColourFULL Vector Art: BLUEColourFULL Vector Art: BLUE3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In a series of vector art features, I'm going to be featuring key colours to help inspire and give thoughts to some of the key building blocks of art. In this feature, we're looking at the colour blue.
Blue is the third primary colour in the series and one often referred to as everyones favourite colour. It's associated with differing moods from being calm and relaxing to being "blue" or depressed. It can be used to illustrate a sunny scene with clear blue skies or frosty iced snow covered landscapes. It's often used to show water, seas and oceans
What is Vector Art?
In digital art there are two layer formats: raster and vector. Raster formats are based in pixels and vector is based in paths and points.
When you resize a raster image, you are expanding the pixels. Your program has to try to estimate what the colours would be for the additional p
What Do You See? SEMI FINALISTS!We had an absolutely amazing response to this contest and have had so much fun judging! As there were so many entries I decided to have 20 semi finalists - and here they are!What Do You See? SEMI FINALISTS!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
WDYS Entry - Moonlight Shinobi by KaizokuShojo Happy BirthdAy by KittyEatsSouls Trollface Happy Birthday by ebonypen Happy 11 Deviantart by nutamu A lonely llama by LadyAway I see... Llamas on a Hill by LeekingOut Llama Rainbows by zara-leventhal I see all of time and space by AnExtremeGamer :thumb251416301: Postcard from Llama Glama by Eachra
The winners should be announced next week so keep an eye out!
Contest: Back to Fractal ClassContest: Best of Both Worlds: Back to Fractal Class!Contest: Back to Fractal Class3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fractals and Resources are two galleries that get crap about "not being art," so we thought it would be cool to team up for a contest to prove those people wrong!
In this contest, you will be provided with three tutorials from the Fractal Resources Gallery. (See rules below.) Use one or more of these tutorials for a chance to win! It's the Best of Both Worlds (resources and fractal art!) to offer an amazing Fractal class!
Not sure what fractal art is? Click this thumbnail for a short lesson about the meaning of the word "fractal"...
Then join our contest to teach yourself a whole new kind of art, or participate as a way to brush up on old skills! All skill levels are welcome to enter!
18 month premium membership to deviantART.
33-Month Subscription Contest Winners!33-Month Subscription Contest Winners!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And The Winners Are...
Huzzah!! We have our winners!
Sooo... This weekend was deviantART's 11th Birthday, and deviantART gave me 11 3-month subscriptions to hand out any way I saw fit. What better way to do this than by holding a mini FREE avatar contest?
Contest Rules: Entrants were asked to create a FREE avatar. It had to be new, uploaded after the announcement of this contest. Entries had to state somewhere in the title or in the artist's comments that it's FREE for anyone to use at least at deviantART. All entries had to be exactly 50x50 and under 15kb. Unlimited entries were accepted by each entrant. This folder was be closed at 11:59pm (US Pacific Time) Sunday, the 7th of August. As promised, the winners are announced today!
WINNERS! (In no part
Inspiration Station #1: Xyrus02It's been a long time since i wrote some news about what happen in fractal community. I don't feel the urge to wrote it because at that time, i don't think that dA is really give a damn care about fractal community. But, right now, a group of people, really draw my attention and made me realize that we, fractal community, is still one of the greatest community here in dA and in many other place. They proof me about that by making a journal, featuring one same person at the same time. It's TheInspiration Station #1: Xyrus023 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Inspiration Station by zy0rg
Look at all those journal above. look how fractal community is really a big family. bound each other with love and respect. Also, this is a form of our gratitude to all people who has inspired us and give us many fractal tools to play. From the magnificent Apophy
An Absurd Interview with Danheffer-StockAn Absurd Interview with Danheffer-Stock3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Good morning Baltimore! and welcome to another issue of Absurd Interviews: the nicest interviews in town.
It was my intention to write something clever as an introduction to this interview... but my brain is fried so I decided to instead, sing you a song!
Oh Dan oh Dan, you came into my life
and answered these questions
with such grace~
Ladies and gents, I give you: Dan-Heffer
Hello Dan! How you this fine afternoon/morning/twilight?
I am very well thank you! twilight i am hungry and tired!
Are you wearing underwear right now? Be honest
Yes, unfortunately :sigh:
Describe your current life using dA stock
If you mean taking stock maybe? its great! so much has improved. the quality the concepts, the final outc
Flash Mob Feature - The Inspiration Station -SuicideBySafetyPin has made her mark on the Community as a Community Volunteer already by beginning the first of many Flash Mob Features.Flash Mob Feature - The Inspiration Station -3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How does it work?
Basically an artist is chosen, their works are browsed and selected and they are featured in journals across deviantART in a bid to gain them much deserved recognition.
Can I get involved?
Yes! You can feature the first artist RIGHT NOW by visiting his page and browsing his work, and writing your own journal. You don't even have to be a premium member to take part, featuring can be just by sharing names as well as art and links.
- The Inspiration Station -