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
Love the Stache!Hi everyoneLove the Stache!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Movember is quickly coming to a close and the shave-off events are eagerly awaited by our Mo'Bros who have suffered through all sorts of mo-mishaps over the last 28 days. For those of you that have participated, I thank you and ask you to make the last two days really count and reach out to your friends and families for those last minute donations.
For the rest of you, I am making this final push on behalf of all of the deviantART Sta.sh teams to request that you reach into your pockets and make a donation, regardless of how big or small, to the Movember effort. I realize how hard this may be considering you're likely broke after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but should you find a dollar or two - we would greatly appreciate your donation
The amount isn’t important, every little bit helps Movember continue its funding of world-class programs. If you want to know more about what you’ll be helping to fund, you can visit
CVs and Seniors Feature #6This is a brief presentation of the new and ex Community Volunteers, ex Staff and new Seniors Enjoy and show them the love they deserveCVs and Seniors Feature #61 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Gwendolyn12 (Manga & Anime gallery)
Main Genre: Traditional Art
4 years on dA
IaiaRose (Chats & Forums)
Main Genre: Photography
8 years on dA
Ry-Spirit (Fan Art gallery)
Main Genre: Digital Art
6 years on dA
Emerald-Depths (Photomanipulation gallery)
Main Genre: Digital Art
7 years on dA
ginkgografix (deviantART Related)
Main Genre: Varied
7 years on dA
ArtByCher (Traditional Art gallery)
Main Genre: Traditional Art
4 years on dA
Brookette (Artisan Crafts gallery)
Main Genre: Artisan Crafts
6 years on dA
CelticStrm-Stock (Stock and Resources gallery)
The Stars of dAr - =GillianIvyThe 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. Today, we meet GillianIvy! Though she's a multisided artist, she is probably best known forThe Stars of dAr - =GillianIvy3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
babbling a lother journal and gallery skins, and her enthusiastic participation and always friendly attitude in the community, especially when it comes to helping others learning the ropes of
Thank you for your participation, Gillian!
- Please tell us something about yourself!
Gillian trivia... I'm 5'3"(ish) half Chinese, a mom of a 5 year old, a gamer and artist (of course). I met my significant other on DA, silverbane. I have some white eyelashes in my left eye as my birthmark. My first white hair was when I was 15, or so, I'm 32 now. I love Sci-fi/fantasy, I have no favorite color, movie, book or song (how
ProjectPorkchop Vol236ProjectPorkchop 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 Vol2362 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Suggested by jane-beata
NY by TamiTw
I love to dance by TamiTw
Suggested by LittleKirara
Britch by NeberraThe Proud One by Neberra
Halloween obsession by Neberrazombie 4.0 by Neberra
Project Educate Photography ScheduleWelcome to the General Photography Project Educate week! Since there are so many sub-galleries of Photography here on deviantART, we're not going to be able to cover every single one this week. And since there are various specific CVs for those galleries, they will hopefully (and have in the past) taken care of that! So this week is more about covering a few basic bits and pieces, and giving a bit of education on topics that people have recently been asking about. So without further ado, here's what you can expect this week:Project Educate Photography Schedule2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Monday 13th May
Introductory Article and Photography CVs
Photography Games Article from 3wyl on behalf of CRPhotography
Tuesday 14th May
Taking better Product Photos by Kaz-D
People and Portraits Exposed by Kaz-D
Wednesday 15th May
Critique night in CRPhotography more info here.
Community Relations Update - MarchHi and welcome to the Community Relations update for deviantART Related of this month!Community Relations Update - March3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The dA Related Community
Oh my, a lot has been going on again this month! Take a comfy seat and a popcorn cause there's lots to look into and participate in again
(tl;dr i'd love to see your participation in http://namenotrequired.deviantart.com/journal/deviantART-Related-Collaboration-Contest-293870510 and your feedback on http://forum.deviantart.com/devart/suggestions/1709570/ )
Biased as I am, I will start with dA related news from yours truly;
I just announced the deviantART Related Collaboration Contest!Last month's Community Relations UpdateIn
Wallpaper DD Roundup - March 2014Wallpaper DD Roundup - March 20141 year ago in Personal More Like This
Foxfire Ahri - the Nine-Tailed Fox by MagicnaAnavi
Where Tahrs Live by vladstudio
Blue Space by Whendell
About Solar Heather by enioku
November 2013 | December 2013 | January 2014 | February 2014
Beta Launch: The New Mobile HeaderUpdate: In response to Beta Tester feedback, the Messages item in the menu now displays your message total, so you can see your message count at a glance, from anywhere on the site.Beta Launch: The New Mobile Header4 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
A new header for the mobile website has just been released to Beta Testers!
Our mobile website has always been a condensed version of the desktop site, but the header has been given a minor overhaul to be more mobile-friendly, and with a sleek new look to match.
Menu items have been updated for ease of access and use, providing a solid balance of clarity and functionality. Everything that was previously available through the menu accessed by tapping on the logo is still present, so everything you know and love is still one tap away.
You can check out the new header by visiting the mobile website from your mobile device!
Seniors Showcase 2:icondaseniors:Seniors Showcase 21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome Seniors Showcase
This new article series features the work of senior members that can be found in our galleries.
Check out all these brilliant pieces from your friendly neighbors with canes.
Each week, a different gallery folder will be featured!
And note to seniors, please keep submitting your work! We wouldn't want to run out of things to feature, would we?
Sta.che Stamp by Synfull
By Me, for Me by savagebinn
Ticked Off by catluvr2
PE: Poetry Form Week Roundup + ReminderPoetry Form Week RoundupPE: Poetry Form Week Roundup + Reminder2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's time to bring our poetry form week at projecteducate to a close, and with that we'd like to thank everybody who worked with us at the group and all of those who contributed articles to make for an exciting and successful week. Our contributors and their corresponding articles can be found below.
ShadowedAcolyte is holding a comment contest for poetry. The only requirement for an entry is your participation. Others bring the work, you bring the comments! Prizes and other details can be found here: I'm a linkity-link, click me!
Stay tuned to CRLiterature for other upcoming goodies.
MondayPE: Poetry Forms Week by BeccaJS
April Fan Art and Fan Fic DDsHere's this month's fan art and fan fiction DD round upApril Fan Art and Fan Fic DDs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Fiction + one Fan Comic Featured by JZLobo
Fan Art Featured by alexandrasalas
Uchiha Brothers by Remontant Bioshock Inf by Alteya Les mysterieuses Cites d'or by Krystel-art I wish I was a Hobbit guys by manonquinn Chrono old schoolz by Beezul Swinub by AF16 Old School by danimation2001 The Weary Kind by AHussein Lord Mandos by MagusVerus
Fan Art + 2 Digital Dolls Featured by Lyricanna
Bookworm at the library by AnastasiaMantihora horo by simosi ClefairyKid by Glumentia Samurai Jack by natelovett Idyll by ValaSedai Final Fantasy VII - Sephiroth by MustesieluLadyDevimon by xSheepi Homura Akemi by Lewmus Skyfall by artistneetu Game of Thrones: House Stark Painting by Hax09 The green butterfly by mariiiis-dolls Volan-de-Mort and heavenly motorcycle by lost-angel-less weak point by derylbraun New Found Land by IvannaMatilla Releasing the Beast by dasAoD A Link to Deconstruction by KiwiChameleon RG10-Magi by terrie923 Secret Heart by pixolith Khuynh tan thien ha by yulankokoro Catwoman by smlshin Kuririn Death - Fan art dragon ball z by JulienLasbleiz His Infernal Majesty by ApocalypticPorcelain 3000years by Tabulae dark apothecary by pkyo House of M by kevinwada The Aqueducts at Beliseare by zombat Dagon_2 by VictoriaDAEDRA TEEN TITANS by kope40 :t
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-09-2015Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-09-20152 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines FROM THE NEWS DESKMarch 9, 2015
For Your Consideration
We understand, it’s Monday.
Spring Equinox:iconfunkyfunnybunny-plz: It's Spring! :iconboybunny-plz:Spring Equinox3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Spring is coming. Tuesday at 5:14AM. The weather has been lovely and it feels wonderful. I was getting tired of the cold. The birds are singing loud and squirrels chasing each other everywhere. I've put my skirts to the front of the closet and the heavy pants to the back. Time to pack away the sweaters.
My visit with the cardiologist went well. No problems. The odd beat is nothing to worry about. It could be caused by one of my meds. He will send a report to my Dr. and he will decide if anything needs to be done. I am cleared for the surgery. Never thought I would get so excited about having surgery, but this means I will be able to see clearly again. I have an appointment Wednesday with the foot Dr. We shall see what he says, but I know my feet are n good shape an
Welcome ^myraincheck and ^capncraka!Please give a warm welcome to the newest members of our Community Relations TeamWelcome ^myraincheck and ^capncraka!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
myraincheck for Street Photography...
capncraka for Chats and Forums...
Go give them love and cake!
Glen Keane - an icon in the history of animationGlen Keane - an icon in the history of animation3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Born in Philadelphia in April 1954, Glen Keane is an American author, animator and illustrator who is widely known for his work in various Disney movies such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Tangled, amongst others.
His father Bil Keane, cartoonist and creator of The Family Circus, played an important role in Keane's early interest in art, instructing him to analyze body forms and the creative approach to life drawing when giving him a copy of Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy.
After graduating high school, Keane went to the California Institute of the Arts where he was mentored by animation teacher Jules Engel, as his application was accidentally sent to the Program in Experimental Animation (called Film Graphics b
Mastering TypographyMastering TypographyMastering Typography2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Typography is a rather obscure field, which is quite odd because typography is in everything you read. As such, it’s very important for a graphic designer to know everything there is to know about typography and preferably also the history and anatomy of typefaces. Bad typography is usually only consciously noticeable by type geeks (like me), however even someone who knows absolutely nothing about typography will find text with bad typography harder to read. In this article you will learn some basic principles and features to advance your typography.
Before we have a look at the features to improve your typography we have to select the right software. A few features which will be discussed in this article can be used pretty much regardless of the software but for most things you have to use genuine design software, so a program like Microsoft Word won’t suffice. You can achiev
History of Roman typefacesHistory of Roman typefacesHistory of Roman typefaces2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Typefaces are our instruments to construct words and sentences. Of course this very article couldn’t be written without type other than writing by hand and scanning it in, but I wouldn’t know how to save the file or how to access the website to upload it to if I had no access to typefaces. Of course I don’t have to say where type can be found; it’s absolutely everywhere. However, most people don’t consider where typefaces come from. Most of my life and even the first 5 years or so of my design career I was absolutely ignorant of where typefaces came from. I mean, they were just "there" on the computer and I never considered someone actually had to make typefaces for us to use—letter by letter. In this article I will discuss the history of Roman typefaces; how it progressed during the ages, how each style can be recognized and how to select typefaces consciously and logically r
Store Closing UpdatedeviantART GearStore Closing Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
T-Shirts Hoodies & Jackets dA PRO Series & Bags Clearance
After eight awesome years of artistic adventure, deviantART’s T-Shirts & Gear Shop (formerly deviantWEAR) has decided to close its doors. It has been an amazing ride. Seeing hundreds of concepts through to full production, developing the brand with the community, listening to all of the feedback, and designing to suit our deviants’ dynamic tastes has been an honor.
We have genuinely enjoyed sharing our concept
Info Updates & Mustache CupcakesHey guys! It's been a while and I haven't been too active on dA this past month but here's the journal to keep you all updated:Info Updates & Mustache Cupcakes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been busy speeding up the schedule so I can release my next webcomic, Fisheye Placebo as soon as possible. The current release date is set to early 2013.
That means Knite had to slow down a bit since it's difficult to work on 2 projects at once. However, I still aim to update Knite ch5 beta strips around once a week. You may have noticed that in the past, I posted Knite in full chapter flash format, but I really enjoyed posting beta pages on my :iconknites: account since this allowed more audience interaction. The problem was switching between accounts was too much pain, and updating several pages a day flooded people's accounts. In the end, I decided to post strips on this account instead. The strips will only be posted once a week so if you don't want to be spoiled, just ignore the strips
In other news, I have several other so
Congrats and New Names!First, we'd like to extend a huge congratulations to the newest employee of deviantART, our own wreckling !!!Congrats and New Names!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Trevor joins the deviantART family as a Product Marketing assistant along with haldron I'm extremely proud of both of them
In other news, the username changes launched and several volunteers opted to take advantage thus causing me great confusion for a couple of days
While everything redirects, I thought it would be kind to post a reference for the community:
catboyry is now kit-y
sphilr is now SRaffa
kasumichan2003: is now alexandrasalas
mc-frizzle is now itsfrits
0jennxyukina0 is now TheCreativeJenn
n8iveattitude1 is now SuicideBySafetyPin
danheffer-stock is now Dan-Heffer
hanratty-stock is now UnicornReality
syrilla is now Negatic
thederangedone is now abutton
Fella Around the World Contest TweetFella Around the World Contest4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Get a Plushie Fella!
Print out our Fella and Super Llama cutouts available to the left, and simply take a photo of Fella and Super Llama together in an interesting place. You can use the actual Fella and Super Llama Plushies if you have them!
Download Fella and Super Llama
The Deadline for submission is October 13, 2011.
Submit Your Photo!
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Anyone who participates in our Fella Around the World Contest will get a free, exclusive Fella Badge! Just submit your work to the Fella Around the World
Love to hear your opinion!The art of storytelling is as boundless and diverse as the stories themselves. With the rise of the digital age and instant communication, story creators can now receive immediate feedback from the audiences. Sometimes, the audience will give critiques and demand changes to the story. Those of you in the gaming community will be familiar with the outrage over Mass Effect 3's ending, and those who love TMNT will know about the dissatisfaction over changing turtles to aliens. If so many people dislike something, should the creators reflect on the audience's critiques and make the necessary changes to please them, or stick to their original vision?Love to hear your opinion!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a very complicated question that's the topic of :icontechgnotic:'s latest journal. He has provided quotes from a very diverse group of people ranging from famous professionals in the movie and comic industry to emerging artists on dA. At the bottom of the journal is a list of questions on what do you guys think about the issu
deviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate! TweetdeviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
August 7th, 2011 marks deviantART's 11th birthdAy, but in true devious style, we're taking a whole week to celebrate! Our original plans for Deviants Appreciation Day were so huge that there was no possible way to express our love for the community in a mere 24 hours. Instead, we've created Deviants Appreciation Week, and what better time to host a week's worth of community-oriented events than in the days leading up to our birthdAy?
Each day this week, we have something special organized for you to participate in! Check out the schedule of events below to come party with us!
In Skribble, our latest community contest, we challenge