August Contest: Yellow Ending Soon August Theme: Yellow
Just ONE day left!
Over at Still-Life-Stills we're hosting monthly challenges with a regular prize list courtesy of communityrelations! So without further ado let's get onto the rules and regulations (of which there aren't many) of August's contest!
The contest will run from 1st August 2012 until the 31st August 2012.
Entries can be old or new. Please submit your entries to the group gallery found here!
Entries can be old or new
The majority of the deviation must be Yellow
It must fit the rules of Still Life Photography (If in doubt, ask us!)
You can only enter ONE piece of work!
Capture Your PUMPKIN Contest Capture your PUMPKIN!Capture Your PUMPKIN Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
Update: The contest deadline is fast approaching and it's HALLOWEEN! So get creative now and capture your pumpkins! Remember that your entry must be still life photography, therefore it cannot include any people!
Start Date: 5th October
End Date: 5th November
The aim of this contest is to promote, educate and understand Still Life Photography. So your captures must have a still life element to them i.e. arranged (they can't be pumpkins growing in a field) and it must include pumpkin in some way, shape or form. So you could carve a pumpkin, make a pumpkin soup, decorate a pumpkin, make pumpkin pie...and so on. The Overall Winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are eligible to win in the sub-categories too.
1 entry per person
Must be still life photography WHICH EXCLUDES PEOPLE!
Four Line Long Poems -Contest ending SOON!Contest UpdateFour Line Long Poems -Contest ending SOON! in Deviant Events More Like This
Just a few days left to go! Get your entries in NOW!
A recent discovery of the very innovative idea from Alex Valentine on Four Line Long Poems has prompted a mini-revolution here on deviantART as 3wyl and I plotted and schemed to create something not dissimilar to SixWordStories. Thus, FourLinePoems was born! It's a group that's completely open to everyone and anyone who would like to join and the exciting news is that, with its launch, we are announcing the first Four Line Poem Competition!
Contest Open: 15th December 2012, Midnight PST.
Contest Close: 15th January 2013, Midnight PST.
Winners Announcement: After 1st February
Rules & Examples
Four Line Poems are exactly that - just four lines long!
One entry per person.
Entries must be newly submitted to deviantART, in Literature Format:
Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open!PeopleAndPortraits has well and truly launched! In conjunction with that, we wanted to bring you a fantastic shiny new contest to see you through October.Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open! in Art Features More Like This
We recognize that across the world people are entering all sorts of seasons right now...which is why this isn't just about Autumn. You can utilise any season you want - and if you're extra creative, how about combining all four into one image?
The idea of a Seasonal Portraiture Contest is for you to experiment and explore whatever season you happen to be in right now - through portraiture photography! The contest is open to all categories within the People and Portrait Photography Gallery:
Infants and Children
October Contest: Abstract ColoursThis month we're launching a contest for all the abstract photographers out there - and all the wannabe abstract photographers! The beauty of Abstract Photography is that it's incredibly easy to capture - if you know what you're doing. So this month we're challenging you to capture some abstract colours - and giving you the chance to win some fantastic prizes along the way!October Contest: Abstract Colours in Deviant Events More Like This
Entries must be NEW i.e created on or after 1st October 2012
Entries must be Abstract Photography - minimal manipulation
You do need to be a group member to participate!
Promotion of our contest is much appreciated - but not a necessity!
1st Place: 6 month subscription and 200 Points
2nd Place: 3 month subscription and 100 Points
Start: 1st October 2012
End: 30th October 2012
How to Enter?
Just pop along and submit your
A Celebration of AgeGetting old is seen by so many as something to avoid, complain about, joke about and perhaps even ignore until it won't go away any longer. Age for many when they pass a certain milestone of years, becomes a curse or something to be ashamed of. Hair colours are constantly covered over in favour of looking young and ageless as much as possible.A Celebration of Age in Art Features More Like This
Skin is constantly plastered with all manner of creams and lotions to try and prevent the rivers of life carving a niche into the flesh. Bodies are worked until they can work no longer to try and force them into retaining their youthful shape and feel but in reality we don't stop and recognise, not even for a moment - that age is beautiful.
We forget, and barely acknowledge for most of the time, that age is associated with increased diversity. You will find a more diverse people in a room of seventy year old people, than you will in a room of seventeen year old people. The wisdom, experience and attitude of
September Contest: Blue + Yellow Winners September Theme: BlueSeptember Contest: Blue + Yellow Winners in Deviant Events More Like This
At Still-Life-Stills we're hosting monthly challenges with a regular prize list courtesy of communityrelations! So without further ado let's get onto the rules and regulations (of which there aren't many) of September's contest! The winners from August's Yellow are announced at the bottom...
The contest will run from 1st September 2012 until the 30th September 2012. That means the contest folder won't open until TOMORROW!
can be old or new. Please submit your entries to the group gallery found here!
Entries can be old or new
The majority of the deviation must be Blue
It must fit the rules of Still Life Photography (If in doubt, ask us!)
Culinary Creations: Still Life Photography ContestCulinary Creations: Still Life Photography Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
Still Life Food Photography Contest
Still life photography usually involves a set up - planning and careful execution of a shot. Food photography in particular takes a lot of preparation and the time to make a dish or an item of food aesthetically pleasing. So I thought it was about time we had a contest involving all elements! Your challenge is to create a brand shiny new Still Life Photography piece that features Food. Now the catch is you must be creative with the food. Entries will be considered carefully and if you are taking photos of food that someone else has made, then you need to step up the mark and make it as unique as possible. If you made the creation yourself, give us a brief idea in the description of how. Utilize the descriptions of your artwork to tell us about your photography!
Start Date: Monday 14th May
End Date: Monday
Nom Nom #15Nom Nom #15 in Art Features More Like This
Muffin-jay by EternalTale
Six Lady Gaga Cupcakes by GoldDust12
Brownie Cupcakes... by meechan
Chocolate Cupcakes by AngelsThinkOfYou
.cupcakes. by emelia1502
General Photography Daily Deviations August 2012General Photography Daily Deviations August 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Waterdrops _1 by my-shots
Steampunk IV by RemusSirion
Widow by MarinaCoric
Paris by heyydaydreamer
Waterfall Web by PoppyHunter
Cheeky Summer Fruit Salad by claremanson
Air by ManonCuillere
Eve-olution by Mrqui
Converging by IvanAndreevich
Magical little World... by Samantha-meglioli
A Very Merry Unbirthday to You by hoschie
Cornflower Blue by Mollinda
Thunder by annajordanart
S u n r i s e by StFamous
summer relax by wolf-minori
dominique. by Enigma-Fotos
peaceful balance by arbebuk
dream about sea by mr-april
Lighthouse by AlexGutkin
Lights of Hollywood by naked-in-the-rain
retro by Lilona9999
Project Educate: Permission to Photograph People Permission to Photograph PeopleProject Educate: Permission to Photograph People in Deviant Events More Like This
It's a tough topic and one that most of us like to shy away from rather than embrace, but the honest truth is that the shots of people that you get - the best kind - are the ones that are candid, journalistic or spontaneous. That usually means asking permission afterwards, or not asking permission at all - which can appear quite odd, to some. One of my biggest concerns and anxieties is having my camera out in public. I recently went to a beach, of all places, and was shooting the coastline when a horrible feeling crept over me and I realised that there were lots of people around and that I was invading, a little bit, on their privacy. These guidelines are useful for shooting on the street, at public gatherings and events and at more formal occasions such as weddings.
If the person is going to be the main subject of your photo - then it's kind to ask permission, get perm
dA Related Monthly Themed Contest: AutumnIt's time for the first of many deviantART Related Monthly Themed Contests!dA Related Monthly Themed Contest: Autumn in Deviant Events More Like This
It's that time of the year again. Where the leaves begin to fall, and all you feel like doing is jumping into that big pile of leaves in your neighbours yard. Yes, it's Autumn.
Create something with autumn leaves, colors, anything to do with Autumn. It's all up to you!
This contest will be open to all media, as long as it's correctly submitted into the deviantART Related gallery. This means you can create a deviantID, Deviant Stamp, Journal or Gallery skins/designs, and more with the theme Autumn.
Your entry must be properly submitted into the deviantART Related gallery.Your entry must comply with deviantART's
dA Related (RED) Contest!Welcome to another deviantART Related contest!dA Related (RED) Contest! in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
This contest is all about supporting (RED), the cause known for fighting for an AIDS free generation by 2015.
The contest is split into three (3) categories: Deviant Stamps, Journal or Gallery Skins, and DeviantIDs. Each category will have one Major Prize winner.
Create a Deviant Stamp that supports the (RED) organization.
The stamps message must support/promote (RED).
Your entry must be submitted on or after December 1st, 2012.
Your entry must be submitted into the category: Contests > 2012 > dArelated RED Contest > Devian
devID Spooky Make-up Contest!It's time for the deviantID Spooky Make-up Contest!devID Spooky Make-up Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
Halloween is always a fun time of year, especially when you dress up for halloween. Take a portrait of yourself with spooky make-up on! No, not like Snooki. Like these:
Your entry must be a photograph showing you as the main subject (or one of the main subjects).You are more than welcome to wear a costume in the photo!Please keep photo-editing to a minimal. i.e Cropping, slight colour changes, etc are permitted.Your entry must comply with deviantART's Submission PolicyYou must credit any stock or resources you use in your entry.Multiple entries are encouraged, but you may only win once.You must be wearing make-up or face paint. Your entry must be submitted into the contest category:
Collectibles Giveaway - 3 Chances to WIN!This is my first giveaway of the year, so it has to be big!Collectibles Giveaway - 3 Chances to WIN! in Deviant Events More Like This
Just by faving () this journal, you could win* a Fella or Llama Plushie, dA Small Notebook by Luechtturm or a Llama Keychain!
Your chance to win ends February 2nd, 2013 at 11:59AM (PST/dAST)
Winners will be determined using a random number generator.
*points equivalent will not be given under any circumstances
More Like YOU: #001More Like ThisBeta is a deviantART feature that allows you to browse artwork like never before. This feature is currently in Beta Testing (:faq531.More Like YOU: #001 in Art Features More Like This
I will select three deviants and choose a certain deviation from them, from there, I will click the More Like This button on that deviation, to find similar artwork by other artists!
More Like DianaGrigore
More Like yuumei
More Like IleanaHunter
Winners of the devID Spooky Make-up Contest!I'm extremely happy to announce the winners of the devID Spooky Make-up Contest!! If you're interested, you can view all of the entries here.Winners of the devID Spooky Make-up Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconthelasth0pe: :icondekoradum: :iconkovowolf: :iconthiefoworld:
La Catrina by antoniodgamboa
You win: 500 points
Needle and Stitches by KellyZak
You win: 800 poin
CSS Did You Know? - October 10th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - October 10th, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
CSS Did You Know? - October 19th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - October 19th, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
CSS Did You Know? - October 3rd, 2012CSS Did You Know? - October 3rd, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
PE: Chat and Forum Groups Feature:iconforum-it:PE: Chat and Forum Groups Feature in Deviant Events More Like This
This group is like the Forum version of dAmn It. They post blogs containing the very best quotes from the forum.
They have just posted their 100th Issue, which is an achievement in itself. If you ever need something to cheer you up, I encourage you to read their blogs.
The home for SuperdAmn. If you ever need help with SuperdAmn, or are encountering a bug, this is the group you should contact.
The group for t
Let it snow - CONTESTDEADLINELet it snow - CONTEST in Deviant Events More Like This
THE RESULTS ARE UP!
This contest started on December 1st 00:00 GMT+2/EET and ended March 1st 00:00 GMT+2/EET - here's a link that helps you convert that in your time zone: Contest Deadline: Let it snow.
LET IT SNOW - Your work has to revolve around this theme.
King of snow by adypetrisor Snow White by Amanda-Diaz Let it snow... by LenaZLair
Mini Snow Globe - Spheal by Swadloon Snow flake by The-Cute-Storm Snow Leopard by CallieFink
Let the Snow Fall by AnimalArtKingdom Bunny Snow Globe by Laiyee Snow Globe Swing by Zulma-san
All (Photography, Digital art, Traditional art, Artisan Crafts, Literature - literally all mediums as long as the
Upcoming ContestI finally decided to host my first contest. And, because this is my first personal contest and i have no idea how many people will want to take part in, i decided to use a more general theme so it will attract deviants to enter (and never leave ).Upcoming Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
Here is a small description of the contest:
Theme: Let it snow (cause you know, winter is coming)
Accepted mediums: Photography, Digital art, Traditional art, Artisan Crafts, Literature (basically all mediums as long as the artwork respects the theme)
Rules: All entries must be made specifically for this contest. Translation: it means you cannot submit a deviation that was made before this contest was officially announced. The entry must be dated on or after the start date of the contest (December 1st 2012) - you can start preparing your entry, but don't upload it before the official Contest Announcement. More rules will be announced in the Cont
dA love for everyone! #44dA love for everyone! #44 in Personal More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article's goal is to spread the dA love into everyone's heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!
Interviewed artist: lesley-oldaker :iconlesley-oldaker:
Tell us what defines you as a person.
I suppose you could call me an observer of life (some may call me a daydreamer!) .
I love being amongst family, friends and people but I also like being alone to contemplate the life around me. I can be very driven too and when I get into my Zone with painting, it almost becomes an obsession, I forget everything aro
Interview Puzzle Hello fellow deviants! It's been a long time and no articles for this wonderful project from my part, so i decided it's time to pop up with something new! My last articles here were in fact interviews and since i'm told you love the artists i interview, i thought: why not bring you more within the same article? But not whole interviews, that wouldn't be original and would be way too long, wouldn't it? Instead i will bring you one artist per question and two of their representative works. Enjoy!Interview Puzzle in Art Features More Like This
The-Longfall-of-1979: Tell us, what defines you as a person?
That is a good question. I don’t believe it is any one skill or trait that defines me — however I’ve made the best effort to listen to my life and see the mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it — no less than in the excitement and gladness. I’ve learned that for an artist, it
Interview with *yangtianliInterview with *yangtianli in Art Features More Like This
Yangtian Li was born in China 23 years ago, but moved to Australia to follow her dream of becoming a professional illustrator and animator for games, magazines and books. She agreed to answer a few questions, so let's sit back and take a few minutes to see what she has to say.
What drawn you towards digital art, paintings in particular? How was your first experience with this kind of art and how long ago was it?
Like many artists, I have always been interested in drawing since a very young age, it was really just a natural thing. I love animation and I've always been watching lots of animations since i was a child. As I grew, I also found huge interest in comics (manga particularly) and games, and these have always been my inspiration. So my goal was always to become a professional artist i
dA love for everyone! #11dA love for everyone! #11 in Art Features More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article's goal is to spread the dA love into everyone's heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!
Interviewed artist: Kaz-D :iconkaz-d:
Tell us what defines you as a person.
Oh gosh that's a tough one. I guess many people think they know the answer to it, but when you're actually asked... well! I think I'm defined by my work, family and hobbies. They've all combined over the years to make me who I am today. Especially photography - Art.
How did you found out about deviantART and why
PE Interview with =agnes-cecileSilvia is, without any doubt, one of the most marking figures of this site. Many thousands love her works and some artists consider her to be the role model of their artistic life. Instead of rambling about how she is a popular figure of this site, i decided to show you what other people think of her.PE Interview with =agnes-cecile in Art Features More Like This
Green-EyedGhost says: "Her art is inspiring, emotional, brilliant, incredible, indescribable. Her every single work is what actually can be called art. She always inspires me, she is the most amazing artist I've ever seen in my life!"
airheadOMer completes: "...she has a brilliant and copious use of color. All her work is very intricate and lavish while remaining fairly luminous and simple. It has a wonderful flow to it and is, basically, quite beautiful. She has ineffable talent and her work shows that."
With this being said, let's see what agnes-cecile has to say!
You are a very succ
^ and ` Feature #3This is a brief presentation of the ^CVs (that were selected in the last few months), ex ^CVs and ex $taff Enjoy and show them the love they deserve^ and ` Feature #3 in Art Features More Like This
VAngelLJ (Vector gallery)
Main Genre: Digitall Art
6 years on dA
sterbenlicht (Chats and Forums)
Main Genre: Traditional Art
10 years on dA
myraincheck (Street Photography gallery)
Main Genre: Photography
2 years on dA
capncraka (Chats and Forums)
Main Genre: Customization
11 years on dA
cakecrumbs (Artisan Crafts gallery)
Main Genre: Artisan Crafts
1 years on dA
princepal (Ex CV for Designs and Interfaces gallery)
Main Genre: Designs and Interfaces
PE Interview with =jane-beataI won't even try figure out how to present Jana, because, as her friend, my opinion only may not impress you, so i'm going to present to you what others think of her and her art:PE Interview with =jane-beata in Art Features More Like This
13-realpeople-42-333: "She makes some of the best art pieces I've ever seen. Really inspiring."
Marts-NZ: "Her work is just amazing, i love coming back to see the immense beauty she creates."
InsomniaSquared: "Her art makes me feel like I've been kicked in the face by a unicorn dancing in a meadow of pansies and fairies. What I meant to say is: really excellent art!" (this is the most original comment i've ever read!)
Aside from praising her amazing skills and works, i will add that she's also a wonderful person, kind and involved with the community, always wanting to spread the dA love to everyone she meets.
First, please introduce yourself to those that might not know you yet.
PE Interview with =Aida-ArtInna is a young talented artist who paints... digitally! Her personal quote is "Impossible... but doable" and this can also be seen in her works, where she achieves pure awesomeness!PE Interview with =Aida-Art in Art Features More Like This
You are a very successful artist, what do you believe are your most important features that made you pop out of the crowd?
That’s a tough one Personally I think the most important thing is that you need to love what you’re creating. Always put your heart and soul in your creations and make them for yourself, not for public.
What do you want to express through your artworks? What inspires you the most?
The answer is really simple – my soul. I always express my vision of beauty through my artworks. Beauty is everywhere and I capture it the way I see it.
In your opinion, the quality of your art depends more
Comment Contest!EDIT: Winners Announced! This contest is no longer open.Comment Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
So I reported a day or two ago that I had hit a milestone of comments. In celebration, I bring you a fun contest!
How to win?
Without spamming, make more comments within a week than any other participants! I will be keeping track of your comments and see who made the most.
How to participate?
Fave this journal. This will help spread the word and provide me with an easy way to keep track of all participants.
I will then confirm your participation. I need to do this manually, sorry! It'll only take roughly 8 hours at most, then I'll let you know you can get started
Comment Contest - Winner!Almost 100 people participated in my Comment Contest Thanks so much for all your enthusiasm, I hope you all enjoyed taking part. I can definitely tell that many did, judging by the comment counts I saw going up. Within the week you got to participate, about half of you increased your comment count by hundreds, and 5 participants even made more than 1,000 comments!Comment Contest - Winner! in Deviant Events More Like This
These deviants were Astrikos, Nyiana-sama, DeviMonster, L0NE-W0lf and Kurochocchii. Well done all and thank you for your enthusiasm
You have all been featured as a honourable mention... at least! Because of course, only one of you can be the winner. :iconwooooplz:
Actually, just kidding! I have picked TWO deviants who will both receive the full prize set. And here they are!
When it comes to the pure comment count, one person has proven to be truly invincible, leaving her run
deviantART Related Collaboration Contest ...and the contest is closed! Thanks everyone for the entries, judging will commence now.deviantART Related Collaboration Contest 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
Small FeatureI felt like sharing some art with you I come across nice new deviations all the time browsing Newest and here's some work I liked. Cute, bright, skillful, mysterious, surreal, intriguing, funny or a combination of those... anyway. Decide for yourself ^^Small Feature in Personal Journal More Like This
:thumb333350469: Innocence by wahyawolf Sing for me by AmCreationss Less Than Three by jaevairny Drowning in Fluff by XxgreenblitzxX The Day I Believed by CPT-CUPCAKE-art Lines by bassdrummerkid Marigolds by Norble Happy Freakin Halloween '12 by IceDragonhawk Bunny Stage Fright! by Bandling45
And here's some art I added to my Underappreciated favourites folder recently:
Dragon by CSart97 Bruce Willis (The Expendables 2) by CSart97 Uno by ZeroCartoon Two monks by s-starkoPINHEAD by devonjon217 RÉquiem-vanessa -oliveira by martholli Sad Angel by MrEkul CEBUE SUNSET by RONILOABAYAN
What have you found recently that you like? I'd love to see your journal features (no premium membership needed)
Forum Features - DifferenceOnce again, the CV team is here featuring the works of dA's beloved forumers!Forum Features - Difference in Deviant Events More Like This
Once per month we'll select one active user in the forum and we'll feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity to everybody to get featured! Every month, we'll create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a different theme. This thread will be made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs from your gallery matching the theme and, at the end of the month, we'll select our favorite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article
The best thing is that the only requirement is that you're an active member of the forums!
Featured Forumer of the Month: nelchee
selected by :dev
PE: dA help - in English or Other LanguagesOn a big site like deviantART you're no doubt going to come across something you have a question about or just don't quite understand. There are many channels you can use to find the answers to various types of questions - such as the faq, the welcome tour, the deviantART Tutorials category and the :#help: chatroom. How do you know which to use?PE: dA help - in English or Other Languages in Deviant Events More Like This
The best point to start with any question or problem related to dA is the official Need Help? thread. It lists all official help channels and what they can be used for. In this article we focus on the +faq - as well as places to find dA information in many other languages! Let's start with English.
English - The FAQ
The FAQ (a common abbreviation for Frequently Asked Questions) c
Winners of the dA related Collaboration Contest!| Join #deviantART-Related | Chat in #dARelated | Browse ~darelated |Winners of the dA related Collaboration Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
I announced the deviantART Related Collaborations Contest about two months ago, and during the time it ran, received about twenty different, amazing entries! As every entry was in some way a collaboration between two or more people (and some entered more than once), that means about 35 people participated altogether. It was great to see so many people, often from different mediums and areas of the site come together to collaborate and create something together. Thanks so much to every single participant
So many amazing en
PE Getting the Most out of dA: SummaryGetting the Most out of dA - SummaryPE Getting the Most out of dA: Summary in Deviant Events More Like This
This week we set out to find the answer to the question; How to contribute to the community?
Here's what we learnt about:
Art Features & Daily Deviations
+ challenge winners
Organising Projects & Contests
Project Educate, dA RelatedThrough Project Educate, the Community Relations team aim to further educate the community about the wonders of the dA galleries and community! This week: deviantART RelatedProject Educate, dA Related in Deviant Events More Like This
What you can expect this week
(Subject to change)
A contest! Details to be announced soon.A chat event in :#dArelated:Art Features - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5Informative articles regarding the following subjects:
Introducing PE week: Getting the Most out of dAThis week marks the first ever Project Educate week on the topic of "Getting the most out of dA"! For this week I collected a small group of experts on the deviantART community and positive contribution. Together we will present you with articles and happenings, to inspire you and give you an overview of how you can contribute to the deviantART community.Introducing PE week: Getting the Most out of dA in Deviant Events More Like This
From Monday to Saturday, each day will focus on a different topic. Topics will be introduced in an informative article. Then we'll go into it more in depth with you through interviews with gurus on the subject or through events where you get to experience the fun of contributing.
Then on Sunday we'll recap the entire week not only in a summary of articles but also in a chat event!
Please make sure you're watching projecteducate to see all our articles and events
Topics to be covered
Before and After Competition!Something AWESOME this way comes!Before and After Competition! in Deviant Events More Like This
As a final close-out to our Project Educate: Feedback Week, we have one more special treat!
You've critiqued like crazy, and you received some great critiques as well! Awesome job!! But what good are critiques if you don't ever use them?
The first ever Feedback Frenzy Contest is nearly to a close. Fellow deviants, it's time to put those critiques into action!
Welcome to the Before & After Competition, hosted by
[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Pink]What is it?[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Pink]
The Before & After competition is a chance for you to take the critiques you received on an OLD work and put them into action in a NEW work. You are not redoing an old deviation, but rather using what you have learned in a brand new
PE Feedback: Welcome and FEEDBACK FRENZY!Welcome to Feedback Week here at Project Educate!PE Feedback: Welcome and FEEDBACK FRENZY! in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to Feedback Week! This week is being brought to you by a team of very devious deviants over at FeedbackFrenzy.
In January of this year, the marvelous Beccalicious led a Critique Week in which we learned about many of the critique groups here on deviantART and also the essentials of giving and receiving critique for various media. In case you missed it, here are a few of the fantastic articles that were shared that week:
Do you really want critique? The basics of giving critique Finding critique on dA The community and critique
So, for our week, we wanted to take Critique Week a step further and put the skills we learned to use! We have developed some
Planetary Mythology Photomanipulation Competition!Mythology of the PlanetsPlanetary Mythology Photomanipulation Competition! in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the latest "dark" photomanipulation contest, supported by Community Relations here on deviantART. This contest will challenge you to think outside of the box, for you will have to not only create something, but you will need to do a bit of research and think about why you are creating it. Are you ready for a competition that is out of this world?
Before we go any further, let me clarify that PLUTO COUNTS!
What do I have to do?
Choose one of the planets (or Pluto) in our solar system, listed below. Moons or suns can be a part of the larger picture, but they do not count as your god/goddess.
Your job is to create a PHOTOMANIPULATION in which you show a myth around a planetary ruler (that is, the god or goddess after which the planets were named).
The gods/goddesses can be Greek, Roman, or other.... but they must be planetary rulers.
Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and RenewalWelcome to the latest community competition for Photomanipulation!Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and Renewal in Deviant Events More Like This
This is the official kick-off blog for the latest, greatest EXTREME PHOTOMANIPULATION CONTEST here on dA! The contest is backed by communityrelations with HUGE prizes and hosted by CRPhotomanipulation. This journal describes the rules for the contest. Please read it carefully.
What we mean by "Extreme" photomanipulation
You should reach beyond your comfort zone and create a deviation that is bold, unique, and better than you thought you could create. Try something new. Break the mold. You've got this!
We have HUGE prizes. So, we are expecting HUGE results.
Theme: Rebirth and Renewal
Our theme, Rebirth and Renewal, was suggested by administrators of CRPhotomanipulation. You are hereby challenged to create a photomanipulation that shows rebirth and/or renewal. For example, it could sh
Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation?DDs: The deviantART definitionCommunity Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? in Deviant Events More Like This
So, as the title says, What in the world IS a Daily Deviation (DD), anyway?
You know what deviantART says about it, right? Under :faq61: it says:
A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large.
That says nothing about a DD being a perfect specimen of art-- in fact, it doesn't even use the word "art" at all. Basically, as CVs, when we are giving a DD, we are doing so because we think the image is interesting and well-done and deserves your attention. It may be technically exquisite. It may be technically quite good but exceptionally thought-provoking. It may be exceedingly creative. It may be all of these things! Above all else, it should stand out in some way from others in that medium or gallery.
Photomanip Phenoms Vol. 01Outstanding photomanips. Outstanding artists.Photomanip Phenoms Vol. 01 in Art Features More Like This
Exposed, but not overexposed.
I hope I am introducing some of you to new artists to watch and love.
And if you've loved them before, here's your chance to love them again!
These artists were carefully chosen because their work displays not only technical prowess and knowledge of the medium, but also a great deal of creativity. They are always imitated but never duplicated. They make me want to reach inside myself and be a better artist-- learn more, be more patient, try and try again. I hope you will also get inspiration from these pieces.
Welcome to Photomanipulation Week!Welcome, all, to Photomanipulation Week here at Project Educate!Welcome to Photomanipulation Week! in Deviant Events More Like This
This week, the photomanipulation community will be introducing you to some of our styles, techniques, and concepts. We will show you our diversity and our style. We will demonstrate our skills and our creativity. You will be hearing from the community in their own voices what it means to be a photomanipulator here on dA.
Let's get started!
What is photomanipulation?
The official definition of "photomanipulation" (PM), according to deviantART, is: an image that is composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new. This definition has been very nicely analyzed and distinguished from other genres here, here, and here, but let's talk briefly about the three main components o
Photomanip News and Feature 03 AugustHi everyone,Photomanip News and Feature 03 August in Art Features More Like This
The status quo in the photomanipulation community is GO! GO! GO! We have been extremely busy with creating, supporting one another, and dreaming up contests and other fun challenges. I have been delayed in reporting our news for personal reasons, so this news article is jam-packed with goodness that you, the photomanipulation community, need to know!
Let's get started!
Calling on Community Leaders
We have a wonderful photomanipulation community here, and I'm really honored to serve you all as your Community Volunteer (CV). I have been trying to post weekly news, conduct interviews and do features, post DDs, organize Project Educate and other community challenges, host critique events, and hold contests that I hope are challenging and interesting. I absolutely love doing all of this, but I am also trying to get a Ph.D. and am going to run into trouble juggling it all in the Fall.
So, I will be asking a few of you who I know well and trust to hel
Photomanip News and Feature - 12 AugustHi everyone,Photomanip News and Feature - 12 August in Art Features More Like This
I hope you have enjoyed your week! It's been kind-of quiet around here lately; have you all been at the beach?
Here is what I know is going on in our community.
Please welcome . . .
Every week we will try to feature a new member of our community. If you know of a new member (who has been here 6 months or less) and want to have a "welcome" feature for them, please note their name to ChisSweetArt.
This week, we are welcoming WriteGirl, Tanya, a writer-turned-manipulator! She has been in our community for about a month, and she has already contributed a great deal through her nicely-developing artistry and inspiring sense of creativity. Here are some of her lovely works for you to admire:
Why not drop by her gallery, leave a comment or two, and welcome her to our community? We've all been new at one point or another, and it's nice to make new friends.
Photomanip News and Feature - 15 JulyHello, deviantART!Photomanip News and Feature - 15 July in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the July 15th edition of Photomanipulation News. I hope your July is going well for you and that those of you who are in hot areas are staying cool!
I've got lots of stuff to tell you. Let's get started!
Advanced Photomanipulation month!
September is our month for advanced photomanipulation! While the activities and workshops I have in mind are geared toward developing or continuing to develop advanced skills, everyone is welcome to participate. We will all be reaching outside our comfort zone. I will be contacting some folks from each of the galleries (surreal, dark, macabre, fantasy, conceptual, etc.) who have more advanced skills and inviting them to provide feedback to help us plan the event. If you are interested, regardless of your skill level, let me know and I'll be sure to include you in the conversations. It's going to be awesome!
There are a lot of contests in w
To Be Seen .01A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!To Be Seen .01 in Art Features More Like This
finding peace by mykindofviolence spiders summer by mykindofviolence a close view of a wasp by mykindofviolence
in the woods by mykindofviolence Brussel sky by mykindofviolence
:thumb308097549: :thumb252426446: :thumb303366231:
In the Woods by DreamingSkyline Explorer by DreamingSkyline Stone Cavalry by DreamingSkyline
Take to the skies by DreamingSkyline Sailboats by DreamingSkyline
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that
Obscured Photos: Features .99ObscuredPhotos is a photography group dedicated to exposing obscured (unknown, underappreciated, etc.) photography. It doesn't matter where you are at in terms of skill; if you are underappreciated and you feel you deserve more recognition, you've come to the right place!Obscured Photos: Features .99 in Art Features More Like This
This article features all of the deviations submitted for our Themes of the Week. Feel free to have a browse! You never know, but you may find something you like.
Make Money by Jini-EggplantLittle Slugger 1 (updated) by ScatteredAsheFlower for you by jarda13 a glorious dawn by Notasteriotype doomed basil by To0dles Buckling by ArtByASmith If I had Wings to Fly... by Photopathica Took My Call by michaelaforbus
Part of the Body
Sunday is a silent soliloquy. by sophiaazhouScars by Nessie905 Dreaming Sight by Photopathica My Mom's Right Foot by TheMan268 Me and my Daisy by divafica Film - XXXVI - body part by Picture-Bandit:thumb205703660: :thumb260793770: i wear my heart on my hand.. by To0dles I got my hands dirty for you by beautyofdreams :thumb
To Be Seen .02A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!To Be Seen .02 in Art Features More Like This
ONLY ROSE. by 6Artificial6 Merry Xmas by 6Artificial6 I.T by 6Artificial6
Grzesiek by 6Artificial6 FALL by 6Artificial6
Everyday superman by semyk3 Just LOVE by semyk3 coming soon by semyk3
Witch from your childhood by semyk3 BMX jam by semyk3
One to Make You Smaller by ScelusSceleris I'm Just A Sad Clown by ScelusSceleris Exit by ScelusSceleris
Possession's Destruction by ScelusSceleris Outdoors Means Infection by ScelusSceleris
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/we coul
Make a Difference #168Artists join deviantART to share their art and appreciate others. Due to the many artists out there, it's easy to get towed under and generally obscured from the public.Make a Difference #168 in Art Features More Like This
Make a Difference aims to do exactly that. This series of articles will hopefully make a difference to you as well as the artists featured weekly. Just by giving one minute of your time to write constructive comments, favourites and even watches will make a difference to these artists.
:iconkara-a:'s photographs are not only colourful, but wonderfully executed too, as shown in the shallow depth of field in many of her pieces that emphasise the fact Kara-a knows what she is doing to get the most out of her camera and equipment.
:iconnotensmsk:'s literature contains a brilliant flow to it, somethin
Rock, Paper, Scissors!Next game is set for 6:45 BST, 1hour and 15 minutes from now!Rock, Paper, Scissors! in Deviant Events More Like This
Becoming a tradition, almost, and first put forth by the awesome shuttermonkey, Tuesday August 7th will see many Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournaments in :#devart: throughout the day, where you are all invited to come along and hang out in :#devart:!
This is how it is going to work:
-> The first 16 deviants to post the secret word announced in the chatroom will be chosen to participate before each Tournament begins.
-> The game is similar to Rock, Paper, Scissors, but, as this is the internet, we will be using these emotes: :O, :P and :D in which...
beats , beats , and beats
-> Two deviants will battle each other out (a pair at a time) until one deviant moves on to the next round after winning 2 out of 3 rounds. If there is a tie, we will go for sudden death!
N.B. You will be disqualified if: a) At
PE Daily Deviations: What if...?PE Daily Deviations: What if...? in Art Features More Like This
After news articles explaining 'The Myth and the Legend' of the Daily Deviations, how to suggest them, tolerance towards Daily Deviations, the negativity, the focus on the notes and what it actually is, this article tackle the 'What if...?' scenarios t
Getting the Most out of dA: GroupsGroups are a platform on deviantART which allow you to share your art - what it is primarily used for. Immediately, once your art is accepted into the Gallery, your art is sent to the message centres of many members of that particular group, gaining you instant and wider exposure. However, to really enhance your deviantART experience, and to get the most out of deviantART, Groups shouldn't, and aren't, simply used for that.Getting the Most out of dA: Groups in Art Features More Like This
There are many roles you can play within a group. By taking up a role, you immediately get more out of deviantART than if you had not done so.
Let's start with being a...
Not only do you get the chance to submit your art to the group, as a Member, you also the many happenings within the group too. This means you can read about the immediate happenings as soon as they are launched through the group, such as contests, projects and more in between. As a member, seizing the
Getting the Most out of dA: CommentingUsually, when you read something involving 'Commenting', you think of deviations and the commenting platform that allows other members of the community to voice their thoughts and opinions on the art shown. However, what is pretty evident, and something that most of us may forget, is that deviantART runs on the ability to give and get comments, be it on pieces of artwork, our profile pages, forums, and everywhere else in between.Getting the Most out of dA: Commenting in Art Features More Like This
In a sense, without the ability to give and get comments, deviantART wouldn't be much of a website, much less #1 of online art communities around. Comments are not solely the cause of what makes deviantART what it is, but it has a huge impact on a lot of things. By giving and getting comments, not only do we interact with other members to really make this a community, we also have the ability to get our voices heard.
It's quite an odd concept with us all facing screens, typing out our thoughts and opinions, but one thing we shouldn't forget is that commen
Obscured Photos: Features .100ObscuredPhotos is a photography group dedicated to exposing obscured (unknown, underappreciated, etc.) photography. It doesn't matter where you are at in terms of skill; if you are underappreciated and you feel you deserve more recognition, you've come to the right place!Obscured Photos: Features .100 in Art Features More Like This
This last article features some of the deviations from our great members. Feel free to have a browse! You never know, but you may find something you like.
Aged by AloriaTheZombie Parc de Saint-Pons, France by Escell101 overtaken by gypsyskyphotography 2640 by AriTester :thumb320550550: hamburger gun and scattered fries by junkfoodsuicide Cubit pipi! by gonnaday don't tear us apart by andrea-ioana ribbon by hummingbbird couple by semyk3 The Fly and the Thistle by Bumblefuzz Plant Sprouts by Shio0108 The Look by xBassxHarmingx :thumb312896990: Lightning by kalika31 Golden brown by TriinErg getting through II by EvaShoots Newcastle 6 ver 2 by xnaqtix Organic loop by Jousto Tropic Skies by CarDesigns Touch of Life by HarveyDentMustDie If I had Wings to Fly... by Photopathica Blunge Butterfly by TheRedLightning :thumb
Project Comment: Under-Appreciated FeatureProjectComment is a Group of many projects centred around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. We offer Members of deviantART a lot of opportunities to get comments, give comments, participate in comment projects, win points, get featured and much, much more!Project Comment: Under-Appreciated Feature in Art Features More Like This
This news article features the best of submissions into the gallery, as chosen by our Volunteers. Deviations had under five original comments at the time of submission, so please give your support if you have time!
What squeaks in grass? by head-in-the-cloud Keys to my Soul by VictorianKiss .. by waashe In 3D! by AshleneAllen Muse series: Terpsichore by reylia a decision by waashe God's Eye by xChristina27x Keys to my Soul by VictorianKiss S U M M E R by JAYSMILES23 Peace by yoge1993
:thumb304139365: Thrashing About by JellyBeanBullet :
Contest closed, prizes shortly, 20.000p + subs!December/January Perspective Contest has ended. The next couple days we will go through the entries and come back Tuesday to announce the winner and runner ups together with all the prizes!Contest closed, prizes shortly, 20.000p + subs! in Personal More Like This
Thank you all who participated, new competition next month, theme will be Bokeh so you can get started already planning what you wanna do for February. For those of you who don't know what Bokeh is, then you have a couple days to find out won't ya
Bye for now, we'll be back in a few days.
I hold these contest not only to do something fun and support creativity. I also want to increase awareness to help children in need via and through Red Cross Foundation.I will always match the contest prizes in cash given away to Red Cross Foundation in winners name (or anonymously if desired). Participate and help me help others.
What is the contest theme?
- This months contest will have Perspective as the contest theme.
BOKEH Contest Winners!BOKEH Contest Winners! in Deviant Events More Like This
February competition themed BOKEH is over, let's see who's the lucky few!.
These contest are held to raise awareness for the Red Cross Foundation. Each time we match the prize value in money and send to the foundation to people in need. To be a part of these contest not only makes you spread the word but also help raise money for the ones in need. Thank you.
With no further ado, here's the BOKEH Contest Winners.
1st Place and winner of 5,000 points + 1 Year Premium Membership is
A shot that not only did the BOKEH theme just, but also captured one of the most important things when we talk photography, a moment. Urban and very easy, doesn't have to be difficult!
2st Place and winner of 3,000 points + 3 Months Premium Membership is
This was a close runner up that was up and sniffed the 1st place a couple times wh
We're pulling all Contests for now.Thank you all who have participated in the monthly contest the last couple months, it's been great to see all the entries and even more fun to just give away something.We're pulling all Contests for now. in Deviant Events More Like This
Due to the decreasing contestans and move/work we cannot continue with the contests for now. I'm truly sorry to tell you this but it's the harsh reality of it. We we're looking into getting sponsors to give away cash + prizes but we need a stronger contestant ratio before we can do it. Also we're moving soon so things around that needs attention. Hopefully we'll be back sooner than later and bringing great prizes and contest for DeviantART.
Thanks again all of you who participated and took part of these months we started with it, see you again soon!
You who already submitted an entry upon the time writing this journal, will be compensated with 400 points each as a token of appreciation for the contest.
Project Educate: I : Heart : Contest -CLOSED-[Edit] - Thank for you all of your submissions! Judging is now in progress, and the Prizes below have been updated.Project Educate: I : Heart : Contest -CLOSED- in Personal More Like This
"Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart."
St. Valentines Day is amongst us all, yet love spreads on a daily basis...in any shape, condition, or challenge. This week in Project Educate, I welcome you --
The "I : heart :" Contest!!!!
What is this contest about?
In dedication to those who are coming across bigotry, conflict, and utter misfortune in their lives early this brand new year, this contest is primarily for those that could use a bit more affection and support in their lives. #ProjectEducate this week is not only to teach individuals something new, but to bring something new and cherishable in a person's life.
Sweet! So how do we go about making an entry?
I'm glad you asked! For your creative minds t
How To Photograph Your PaintingsHow To Photograph Your Paintings in Personal More Like This
How To Photograph Your Paintings
In this article I want to discuss a common problem that some traditional artists have. That's photographing your paintings. Whether it be for selling prints or just getting your art noticed online the importance of having paintings look great is key. If your fortunate enough to have a scanner for smaller pieces then that's great! But if your working on large canvases or paper then you can run into issues. The most common problem artists have are Glare, Blur and Color. All of which will be discussed in this article.
Anyone who has worked with acrylics and oils knows what a problem this can be when your trying to take a picture of a painting. This is not as much a issues for a artist working with watercolors
PE Stereoscopy: How do I make a stereogram?How do I make a stereogram?PE Stereoscopy: How do I make a stereogram? in Personal More Like This
Have you checked out our tutorial for taking your own stereo photo?
Think carefully about the type of stereogram you want to make, and follow the instructions below:
Anaglyph is the method of viewing stereoscopic images using those funny colored glasses. The reason it's still quite popular is because you don't need a special monitor or TV to view it, the glasses are quite cheap, and most people have access to a pair somewhere.
Anaglyph glasses come with lenses in a wide variety of colors. Most people associate anaglyph with Red/Cyan glasses which have a red lens covering the left eye, and a cyan (a kind of bright bluey-green) lens covering the right eye.
In actual fact, many color combinations will work, it's just most people won't have glasses that can see them. You can check out other c
Project Educate: An Interview with popoksProject Educate: An Interview with popoksProject Educate: An Interview with popoks in Personal More Like This
popoks is an inspiring artist living in Germany with one of the most colourful galleries on dA that I’ve ever seen. Her stunning skills and creativity are a source of inspiration to all photographers around. Aside from her well known photos, she also draws, although photography remains her primary way to express her artistic side. I had the luck to be able to interview her last week and below is what I’ve found out.
1) If you could bring one deceased legendary artist back to the current time, who would it be and why them?
Johann Sebastian Bach & Kurt Cobain (because 2 is better than one), although I think it's not necessary to bring a deceased legendary artist back to the current time, since Clint Eastwood and Anthony Kiedes are still around.
PE Stereoscopy: 2D to Stereoscopic Conversion TuteCreating a Stereoscopic Conversion of a Single 2D ImagePE Stereoscopy: 2D to Stereoscopic Conversion Tute in Art Features More Like This
Before you panic and start screaming and running away from the big bad stereoscopy monster, let me reassure you that this is actually a fair bit more straightforward than it seems.
Things you need:
A single 2D Image (Make sure it's your own work or an image you have permission to post if it's going on DA
Photoshop or a similar program with a displacement filter.
Disclaimer: Please, please please don't do this with someone else's image. Even if you modify an existing image you got off the internet or from someone else's DA page without their permission, it's still a copyright infringement.
99.9% of the work involved in this is creating a Depth map. What is a depth map you ask? A depth map is a greyscale version of your image, where the things closest to the front/sticking out of the screen are white, and the things furthest from the
PE Stereoscopy: How to take a Stereo PhotoHow to take a Stereoscopic PhotoPE Stereoscopy: How to take a Stereo Photo in Art Features More Like This
It's a common misconception that you need special equipment to take a 3D photo. You don't All you need is a bit of knowledge and any old camera (even the one on your phone is OK!).
The easiest way to take a stereo photo is the cha-cha method (that's right, we'll do a bit of dancing!). Basically, you take a photo, take a step to the side, and take another photo:
Camera stock by muratyil
Just make sure you don't move too far (whoa there Fella!), because the distance between the two photos should be about the distance between your eyes (in fancy stereo speak we call this the "interocular". You can make this distance a bit bigger for objects that are really far away, (like landscapes and scenery), and a bit smaller for things which are close up.
Be careful not to make the difference between your images too big, or you end up with a stereo pair that doesn't sit on top of each other properly. When this happens, you can see transparent
PE Stereoscopy: The Stereo GlossaryThe Stereoscopy GlossaryPE Stereoscopy: The Stereo Glossary in Art Features More Like This
Stereoscopy is a very technical art form. While there are lots of opportunities to be creative, there's also a lot of lingo and technical terms floating around.
Here's a handy dandy glossary of some common ones, with some links to help you along
Accidental stereo effects
This is a strange effect that you notice when you create a stereographic photo which has repeating pattens in it. It happens because the pattern isn't 100% perfectly identical all the way along, and the slight differences in shape cause it to appear as if it's in a different place from the parts of the image around it. Postage stamps, wallpaper and other things with patterns tend to cause this effect.
Accommodation is when the eye refocuses from one object to another when your vision shifts (like looking through a window on a rainy day, you can focus on the raindrops clinging to the glass, or on the landscape outside).
PE: Photomanip - Interview new photomanipulatorsPE: Photomanip - Interview With New ManipulatorsPE: Photomanip - Interview new photomanipulators in Art Features More Like This
Most of us have a special part of our hearts set aside for our first times and new beginnings. I remember myself how I felt when I completed my first manipulation, when I read the first tutorial and above all when I upload my first deviation. These deviants are at this point when things seem so new, but are staring to fall into place. They will share with us their first impressions on DA's PM community.
What drove you to become an artist? What inspires you to create
Well everybody who knows me will tell you I was born an artist. I have been drawing and painting ever since I can remember. It's really just something I feel inside me, the one thing that is always certain in my life! Life inspires me. There are really
The Pixel Art CommunityWelcome to Pixel Art’s PE week! Firstly, I’d like to begin by discussing where we are in the Pixel Art community, where we came from and where we might head in the future.The Pixel Art Community in Personal More Like This
Why discuss the definition of Pixel Art?
Why is it so important to discuss the definition of Pixel Art? It becomes important not only when it comes time to update the category’s description for the sake of organisation and clarity, but also when confusion and misconceptions become increasingly common among those in the community itself. As Pixel Art grew from being primarily used for old computer and gaming systems, that could not handle much data and therefore not too many colours per palette, into something used with more contemporary technologies like Photoshop and MSPaint, Pixel Art itself was bound to reflect those changes. This change has become apparent in new styles, new techniques and questions around the need for the “old rules” of past
Project Educate: Still Life Photography RoundupStill Life Photography week is coming to a close but rest assured - the Contest and education will continue. I would love some feedback as to how you felt the week went and what you would like to see in future. We've already identified a need for several things:Project Educate: Still Life Photography Roundup in Personal More Like This
Still Life Photography Education - Questions/Answers & Troubleshooting - to continue over at Still-Life-Stills
Still Life Photography Group - Active, promotional and effective! Still-Life-Stills has been launched!
A Still Life Contest - Culinary Creations is open!
More features and promotion of the Still Life Gallery in general - Nom Nom will hopefully see the start of that!
As well as all of the above in progress - I still have several fantastic interviews to publish with some high profile
Pimps and Whoas - September 14, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - September 14, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Fan Art Law
Site Update: New Mobile Site for Beta Testers
How we Debug in DT
4 Artists and Their Journeys
Dodge Dart Contest Semi-Finalists AnnouncedAnnouncing the Dodge Dart Contest Semi-finalists!Dodge Dart Contest Semi-Finalists Announced in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Our esteemed semi-finalist judges pored through thousands of entries in the Dodge Dart Inspired By You Contest. From abstract digital paintings, to paper-cutting, to traditional oil paintings, the deviantART community, once again, delivered incredibly creative and imaginative entries!
Out of these 30 semi-finalists, six artists (3 Digital and 3 Traditional) will have their amazing artworks displayed in a pop-up gallery at the Dodge-Chrysler Headquarters and score cash, iPads and other awesome prizes! The remaining 24 semi-finalists will receive 800 deviantART Points and a six-month Premium Membership to deviantART. The finalist judges will come from the amazing Chrysler
design team, the people who are responsible for designs like the Dodge
CR Newsletter: September/October 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter: September/October 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
2. Attacking the Artist
3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. Art History Project
8. News from the Chats and Forums
9. News from the Galleries
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
Over the past few months, we've been diligently working on cleaning up the category tree of old and unused categories. While most of this will go unnoticed by the community, what you will notice is the change from "Miscellaneous" galleries to "Other". The reason for this change is simple. The concept of Miscellaneous leads one to believe that it's a junk drawer category for everything under the sun when the intention was to be an "Other" category for deviations that don't fit well in other sub-categories of the tree. We're also working on u
Pimps and Whoas - October 26, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - October 26, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Odyssey Update 1
Dante's Inferno - What's the Worst that Can Happen?
Witch, Sorceress, Enchantress
Site Update - Literature Apperance, Sta.sh Writer
Site Update: More Like This Updates
Today is our birthday!Happy Birthday deviantART!!! As you can see from the official birthday announcement we've got a lot planned today! We've also announced, our first ever Creative Grant Recipients!Today is our birthday! in Deviant Events More Like This
Below is a list of events hosted by Community Relations, come party with us!
July 31 to August 10 - 12th Birthday Card Contest
July 31 to August 30 - Chinese Horoscope Contest
August 1 - August 7 -
Pimps and Whoas - July 19, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - July 19, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Premium Content Platform
Site Update Bug Fixes and Feedback Discussion
Site Update Premium Content Platform
Comic Con - Day 4 (previous three days linked at the bottom of the journal entry for Day 4)
DT 2012 - Baguette meet at Breadlands
Pimps and Whoas - June 27, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - June 27, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Voila! Paris deviantMEET Wrap Up
Join us for a deviantMEET in London, England
deviantART is applying to manage .art
Site Update Staff Retreat, .art, deviantMEETs
Infinity Seven Takes on the Coming Zerg Invation
CR Newsletter - May & June 2012Table of ContentsCR Newsletter - May & June 2012 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
vowbreaker - Chat & Forums
Athos-of-Light - Chat & Forums
JZLobo - Fan Fiction
STelari - Traditional Art
DaPineapple - Chats & Forums
dekorAdum - Chats & Forums
Talty - Artisan Crafts
princepal - Designs & Interfaces
SRudy - Traditional Art
krazykel - Chats
Pimps and Whoas - August 15, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - August 15, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Announcing our Creative Grants recipients
Keep Calm and Comic-Con
Site Update Sta.sh Visual Refresh
"FAQ Revamp Underway
FAQ Revamp Project Update pt2
Spirit Day 2012"Ultimately, I want Spirit Day to make just one person feel little bit better about his or herself, to feel safe enough in their own skin and to be proud of who they are" - Brittany McMillanSpirit Day 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
In memory of the young LGBT people who lost their lives to suicide, Brittany encouraged her friends to wear purple on a day in October -- a day that came to be known as Spirit Day. Since then, GLAAD has helped turn Spirit Day into a global event that inspires millions of individuals, celebrities, TV personalities, media outlets, companies and schools to wear purple in a stand against bullying.
While Spirit Day does focus on the LGBT community, I believe that it's anti-bullying message is relevant to every community. It only get's better, if we take the pledge to make it so.
Practice compassion and understanding, and treat others how you would like to be treated and we can make a difference.
Show your support for this anti-bullying me
Quirky Horoscope Contest - Now JudgingThis contest is now closed for submissions. I'll be cleaning out the category today and contacting my judges to figure out the winners Until then, you can browse the entries here http://browse.deviantart.com/contests/2012/12birthday/quirky/ (setting it to newest instead of popular works best )Quirky Horoscope Contest - Now Judging in Deviant Events More Like This
The Western Horoscope is comprised of 12 signs. In this contest, using any visual media, you have to draw a representation of at least one of the Western Zodiac signs and create a daily horoscope for that sign set for the date of August 7th.
The Zodiac Signs
An example of daily horoscopes.
There are 4 prizes to be won: most creative/weirdest horoscope and zodiac sign, funniest, best design
Collaborative Doll ContestEdit: About 30 hours to go until the contest closes!Collaborative Doll Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
The theme is collaboration itself. In groups of 2-4, create one doll and submit it to the contest. I want to see the talents of everyone involved shine through So the doll itself can be of anything, as long as it is a digital doll.
Groups must have at least 2 people and no more than 4 (not including the base maker if an adopted base is chosen)
One doll is all that is required per group; if you have multiple dolls in the submission, each group member must have done something on each doll (the hair or line art or something)
No frankendolling/frankenbasing (taking parts of other people's work and cutting and pasting it together)
The doll must be submitted after 3PM February 14th Est
The doll must be submitted to this category http://www.deviantart.com/submit/?catpath=contests/2012/doll before 11:59PM PST
Traditional Fan Art Week: CompleteFinal edit: All DDs are displayed below. And please get contest entries in soon; the time is almost up and I want to see at least 5 entries, or else I may as well cancel (I'm doing this out of pocket so...)Traditional Fan Art Week: Complete in Deviant Events More Like This
Monday edit: As today's DD ended up being removed because it was not original, another traditional fan art DD has been added to the end of the week, extending the trad DDs until the 10th. I am also adding a day to the contest deadline to be fair Sorry for the slip, they happen from time to time (tineye and google image do not catch everything )
This journal will recap the DDs for this week
I'm launching a mini contest. No theme, just make some traditional fan art (must be made after Feb 3rd) and link it here. Winner will receive a yet to be determined handful of points (probably 300+) Art must be yours, must be new, must mention this contest in the description, must be linked here before February 12th, 11:59 PM PST
Contest: Fan Art and MusicEdit: Contest is now closed for judgingContest: Fan Art and Music in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello everyone We have a new contest for you. This one is very open ended to allow for maximum creativity . This time, we're asking you to create a Fan Art that connects to music in some way. Whether there's a certain song that has always reminded you of a certain character or theme, or if you
secretlywant to draw a battle of the bands AU, or maybe you love a character who is also a musician, or maybe there's a song that you want to illustrate, this contest gives you a lot of options!
Some Examples of Music Related Fan Art
Create a piece of Fan Art that connects thematically to music. Some suggestions have been listed above, but feel free to deviate from them!
This contest starts on September 12th, 12:00AM PST and ends on October 13th 11:59PM
11th Birthday Artistic Vision ContestThis contest is now closed for submissions.11th Birthday Artistic Vision Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
In celebration of dA's 11th Birthday, Digital Dolls and Manga and Anime have come together to give you a cross gallery contest
This is an Artistic Vision contest. You will be given a list of 11 items (below) and you will have to create either a digital doll (Category 1) or an anime/manga piece (Category 2) using a minimum of 3 of the items. Each entrant is allowed one entry. Remember to credit any bases, brushes, textures, stock images/references in the description of your entry.
If you choose to do an anime/manga piece, it can be traditional or digital.
For information on what Digital Dolls are: http://lyricanna.deviantart.com/journal/Digital-Dolls-Information-Catalogue-214253264
Who?: Any doller or anime/manga artist (traditonal or digital) with a deviantART account
When?:The contest starts on August 5th
Quirky Horoscope Contest WinnersBefore I go on to announce the winners, I want to thank Astralseed, Hardrockangel, alexandrasalas and Aeirmid for being the most efficient judges everQuirky Horoscope Contest Winners in Deviant Events More Like This
The winners for this contest are divided into categories: most creative over all, funniest, best design and best written horoscope. Each winner will receive: a dA sticker pack, a choice of Fella or Llama plush and 3 month premium membership.
And without further adieu
Most creative: Quirky Scorpio Horoscope by jesterry
Funniest: Virgo Horoscope by LineBirgitte
Best Design: Scorpio by Si3art
Best Written: Daily Horoscope of Aries on 7th August by 20Tourniquet02
I will be noting all winners about their prizes momentarily
Thanks to everyone who participated
PE - Furcadia Ports and Stamps: CategorizationSometimes the category system here on dA can get a little confusing. For example; you created a piece using pixeling techniques but you intend to use it as an icon. Where do you categorize it? A lot of people just are not sure. So this article should help to clear it up.PE - Furcadia Ports and Stamps: Categorization in Personal More Like This
When it comes to categorization, intended use can be a huge factor. In this case, Furcadia portraits would belong in the Icons and Handhelds gallery instead of Pixel Art or Anthro, because while it may have been created pixel by pixel and the subject is anthro, it was created for use as a portrait (often shortened to port), with specific size parameters and place of display kept in mind. By putting them in Icons, ports are easy to find and media doesn't separate them; some ports are not done in a pixel by pixel manner but as they are similar in theme and intended use, they should be seen in the same area. As this is not the first time this has been discussed, I feel the need to
Fanart + Fanfiction Round Up NovemberHere are your Fan Art and Fan Fictions Daily Deviations for NovemberFanart + Fanfiction Round Up November in Art Features More Like This
Given by Lyricanna
Ghibli Sleepover - colored by kehchoonwee Pendragon Chronicles by Yogh-Art Heroes - Learn To Fly by Kumagorochan Metroid by ImmarArt Mr Jack commission by Vinz-el-Tabanas Every Legendary Pokemon (2012) by DMGoodrum The Murder by rajewel Approach to Rivendell by PaulTobin The Witcher by JustAnoR Taggerung by KaiserFlames Kodan by jackfrozz The Caped Cephalopod by MegLyman Liv by MarkAlv study in orange by s-u-w-i
Given by JZLobo
OK Doc - A Doctor Who Western (p.1) by Betawhofic
Given by alexandrasalas
Sailor Mars and Sailor Moon by Margalot assassins creed 2 by aenaluck Shindo collection by furupati Wreckage of the World by cottonwings Hinata attacks by Juhani Dishonored - The Outsider by Vrihedd Sagat vs Ryu! by MinohKim Super Metroid by thiago-almeida Mononoke Deer God Shishigami Tradigital Painting by studiomuku :thumb338547219: Dota2 Undying tombstone by biggreenpepper How much for a bouquet? by zillabean Mother of dragons by Neboveria earthquake by haisukka FANTASTIC! by ElectroCereal
Project Educate: Pixel ArtThis week is to celebrate and learn more about the art of pixels. Pixel art is defined by deviantART as: "Pixel art drawing, using only the pencil tool, hand laying individual pixels one at a time, under high magnification." (But more on that later ) ClefairyKid and I have put together a week of articles and events that we hope will be informative, interesting and fun. Here is the schedule*:Project Educate: Pixel Art in Deviant Events More Like This
The Pixel Art Community by ClefairyKid http://fav.me/d5bvdh1
Pixel art tutorials by Lyricanna http://fav.me/d5bspd5
Interview with Cyangmou by ClefairyKid
Furcadia Ports and Stamps - Categorization, where and why - by Lyricanna
Interview with Ice-Pandora by ClefairyKid
A Week in Pixel - Weekly Feature - by Lyricanna
Interview with ValaSedai by ClefairyKid
Pixel Art Critique in Communityrelations chat 3PM EST, 12PM PST
Digital Dolls and Pixel Art – Similarities and differences - by :de