Four Line Long Poems -Contest ending SOON!Contest Update
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
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing AutumnFor many Photographers, Autumn is now officially here and is one of the most exciting seasons to capture in terms of colour, change and vistas. Early morning mist, late afternoon sun, orange, red and golden hues - Autumn has a lot to offer in many countries. If you're like me, Autumn often arrives all at once and it can be tricky to know how to make the best of the season before it's over. A couple of days of high winds and rain can ruin the best Autumnal captures by ripping the leaves down before you've even got the chance to snap - so it's great to be prepared for the season.Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing Autumn in Deviant Events More Like This
Leading lines are particularly useful. Yet so many people quote ' Look for leading lines...' or 'You've captured the leading lines here perfectly' and really do we even know properly what they are? The purpose of a leading line is to draw a viewers eye into the photograph and then on a journey - through it. Think of it as a visual narrative. They can be intentional and ind
Four Line Long Poems - Results!With the launch of the group FourLinePoems came the launch of our fantastic (even if we do say so ourselves) and challenging Poetry Contest. You can read all about that right here however the contest has now ended and the winners have been decided! We asked you to write a poem using just four lines, and just four words. The entries were fantastic, and picking through them for some winners was a challenging process. But without further ado...Four Line Long Poems - Results! in Literature Features More Like This
Untitled by CHLI
Hot off the Press - Our Vector CV is in Print!In case you haven't heard already, ChewedKandi - our dedicated and definitely awesome Vector Community Volunteer has been working hard with Adobe! The result? Her book has JUST been published!Hot off the Press - Our Vector CV is in Print! in Deviant Events More Like This
But that's not all - the book involves 30 emerging artists within the Vector Community and most of them are from deviantART! The book explores their work, their inspirations and some tutorial projects that will help those looking to learn a bit more. Whether or not you're seriously into Vector doesn't actually matter, because this beautiful showcase of works has something for everybody.
Huge congratulations to shiropanda TraceLandVectorie03 Asher-Bee CrisVector Helbetico BreeLeman Zzanthia CQcat ivan-bliznak j3concepts dimary lounge-acting ChasingArtwork grelin-machin roberlan FlowisKing Ryannzha cronobreaker lanitta rafahu shoelesspeacock ssst NaBHaN crowded-teeth :devlim
Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS!Update: Just TWO days left to get your entries in!!!!!Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS! in Art Features More Like This
To honour the creation of CRPhotography, we are hosting our first official contest - with a fantastic bunch of prizes donated by communityrelations and various groups! There are a few rules, and a theme to follow, but other than that - have fun and get creating. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask 3wyl or myself, or note the group.
Submit your photograph into CRPhotography's gallery folder here. Simply click the 'Suggest a favourite' button in the top right hand corner and select your deviation. Once it has been approved, it will appear within the contest gallery.
April 30th [Midnight PST]
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soon in Deviant Events More Like This
We're looking for game players to come and join in our deviantART Birthday Event! In just a short while 3wyl and myself are hosting an interpretation of a British game show called Pointless. The idea of the game is that you have to guess the least popular answer to a multiple answers question. You will be awarded points accordingly, those with the most points will win - but you will have used pointless answers to get there!
We'll have pre-judged the least popular and most popular answers by asking a panel of CVs beforehand for their responses. Want an example?
Name a Film Starring Tom Cruise
Okay so Mission Impossible is a really high answer and if you said that one, you'd get lots of points. Which isn't good! If you said Rain Man - you'd possibly be getting less points. But if you said something like Endless Love or Taps, then you'd be hitting on an answer tha
Troubleshooting:How to Photograph Christmas LightsTroubleshooting:How to Photograph Christmas Lights in Deviant Events More Like This
I recently read an article on Reddit that explored the best way to photography Christmas lights and it raised some interesting points. Rather than re-hash what has already been said, I've delved into a few tutorials around the web to give an overview of some hints and tips - and will link them all at the end of this article so that you can investigate for yourself.
When you take a Photograph, the camera will often over-compensate with the colours that it's trying to capture and objects that look fairly white to the naked eye don't appear so in the photo that you've taken. White Balance aims to override that. But just setting your camera to Auto White Balance and hoping for the best is not good enough...
The above shots show the same location taken firstly with auto white balance - and then secondly with the white balance set to shade. Setting Shade me
Food Photography - back to basicsFood is a necessity for daily life and good health (the right kinds anyway), but food is also fast becoming something of an Art as well as many turn to their cameras once a mammoth baking session is over and capture the delightful dishes in attractive and alluring ways. Since the beginnings of Still Life Photography, food has been a subject and whilst the topic has remained the same - methods, equipment and ease have changed in varying degrees across the years. Food Photography is still a genre that is vastly overlooked and majorly underrated in the art world.Food Photography - back to basics in Art Features More Like This
It all began with Still Life Paintings back in the 17th Century. They were as far from commercial as a style could get and certainly weren't created with selling in mind. However the skill and main aspects that realism painters took back in the 17th Century are kept close to the hearts of Food Photographers today as they grip onto Realism, effects of light, composition and arrangement. Props have always been an important part of
Photography Troubleshooting: Winter WildlifeFor many parts of the world, Winter provides a beautiful backdrop for some of the best landscape and water scape Photography out there. Snowy hills, Frosty trees and more help to convert a world of vibrant Summer or Autumn into subdued yet awe-inspiring Winter. But what about the wildlife? Extreme weather conditions can make it more challenging to get out and about with the camera, but can also give you more opportunity to capture those elusive animals.Photography Troubleshooting: Winter Wildlife in Deviant Events More Like This
When I first started investigating Winter Wildlife Photography I thought that I would have to aim for things like Foxes, Deer and other wild and sometimes elusive animals. But actually, wildlife Photography and in particular in the Winter - can start right in the back garden.
Birds in particular get hungrier and needier during Winter months in England. I'm sure this is true for many parts of the world too. Depending on the kinds that frequent your garden, you could encourage them to linger pretty quickly or it might
Nom Nom 28# Christmas SpecialNom Nom 28# Christmas Special in Art Features More Like This
Christmas Sweets by May-Elena
Christmas Cookies by alyelliott
Merry Christmas by kurosakii
Waiting for Christmas by Alessia-Izzo
Thanks to melijan for this weeks suggestion of Christmas Cookies! Want to suggest a theme? Send me a note!
Apples | Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken | Chocolate | Brussel Sprouts |
Project Educate Continues! Project Educate Continues!!!Project Educate Continues! in Personal More Like This
projecteducate is a group and all updates from individuals during their weeks listed below will be posted over there! So be sure to join or watch for the full updates! If you want to partake in Community Week by writing an article then just note the group with your ideas!
We have Moved! Find the most up to date Calendar over at projecteducate...
dATribes!Long, long ago, on a website not-so-far away...dATribes! in Personal More Like This
Within the mighty village of dAmn, a war is brewing -- a war to appease the Great Fella God!
Many in the past have sought ways to please this angry beast, and many have failed. These tales of great battle and loss are still whispered around the campfires of #devart: DaPineapple's valiant attempts to offer kingmancheng as a virgin sacrifice, or fourteenthstar's struggles to serenade Fella with her dulcet Scottish tones .. but nothing could be found to please the Great Fella God, not even a scantily clad itsfrits.
But now the tides are turning and the war is changing!
The mighty warrior Tachy-on along with the valiant troops of Community Volunteers have found a way to please Fella, and now the tribes of dAmn are competing for Fella's blessing -- and so can you!
You can help gain favor to you and your tribe by luring and trapping deviants into the great village of dAmn -- but that is not enough to please the Great Fe
Ongoing Community ProjectsCommunity Projects are a great way to get involved on DeviantArt This article lists ongoing projects in the DeviantArt Community. It will be updated often, so keep your eye on this space.Ongoing Community Projects in Personal More Like This
Run your own project!
Did you know that you can run a project, too? And we can help you! Check out CRCommunityProjects to find out how to run your own Community Project, or to get some support for your project!
These projects are ongoing! Get involved! If you're interested in starting a new project, or you have a new project that you'd like listed here, please note Astralseed.
Pay-It-Forward Project by AzizrianDaoXrak
Praising Life by Astrikos
Did You Know? - an overviewFor quite some time now, the Community Relations team has been writing articles called Did You Know?. The articles focus on lesser-known facets of the deviantART website, and aim to educate the community on those specific parts of the website.Did You Know? - an overview in Personal More Like This
To help you find the information you are looking for, we have composed an overview that lists all previous Did You Know? articles and their topics. With every new article we release, we will update the overview, to ensure it remains up-to-date.
As we write this article series for you, the community, we would like to know: What aspects of the website do you want to learn more about? Or what can you teach other deviants about? If we decide to use your suggestion we will be sure to credit you. Let us know your ideas through our Feedback fo
The Community Relations TeamThe Community Relations Team is made up of Community Volunteers who liaise with Director of Community Relations Moonbeam13The Community Relations Team in Personal More Like This
Community Volunteers help the community out by providing you – the community – with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat and forums. You’ll find them doing the following:
Helping run community challenges and educational projectsSupporting community eventsHelping moderate forumsBeing part of the #help teamBeing part of the team that moderate #devart and other official chatroomsLiaising with Moonbeam13 on community mattersBringing rockstar deviants to your attention via features, articles and Daily Deviations
Please read :faq85: before applying for a Community Volunteer positionNote that you must be 18 years of age or older to qualifyPlease do NOT send notes
This is a listing of our current open Community Volunteer positions within Commu
Chat Events Calendar farand's Fun and ThumbShare - Movember Event in :#communityrelations:Chat Events Calendar in Personal More Like This
Time: 2 - 3pm PST Meet 'N Greet Chat With the Lit CVs in :#crliterature: Sunday, June 8th at 12:01 PM (PDT)
Sketchmatch in :#communityrelations:
Wednesday, Nov. 13th - 7:00 PM PDT (click to see your local time)
Want to see a particular event run? Want to help out? Note communityrelations with your thoughts and ideas!
Daily Deviation Roundups June 2012Once again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! EnjoyDaily Deviation Roundups June 2012 in Personal More Like This
Pinup & Glamour Photography
Welcome 4 New Volunteers PolyMune, Endorell-Taelos, Katara-Alchemist and Nyiana-sama!Welcome 4 New Volunteers in Personal More Like This
Please join us in welcoming new additions to the Community Volunteer Team!
PolyMune Game Development Art
Katara-Alchemist Chats and Forums
Endorell-Taelos Chats and Forums
Nyiana-sama (welcome back) Chats and Forums
Welcome TheLastHuzzah! TheLastHuzzahWelcome TheLastHuzzah! in Personal More Like This
Please join us in welcoming another new addition to the Community Volunteer Team!
dAMonsters!On a dark and scary stormy night...dAMonsters! in Personal More Like This
within the Zombie Kingdom of dAmn...
monsters are stirring!
The Fella Zombie King needs your help! He needs to grow an army of monsters in the Zombie Kingdom in preparation for Halloween Night. Mummies, Zombies, Vampires, Demons, and WereWolves will all form their own Armies and build up their numbers by biting and infecting human victims and turning them into Monsters!
The Fella Zombie King will bestow prizes on the strongest Monsters! But you must make sure that the humans you infect and turn into Monsters stay in Zombie Kingdom so that they may learn the ways of the Army and be ready for Halloween Night!
The game will start on October 24th, at 4:00pm Pacific Standard Time
How To Play
You begin by joining the #dAMonsters chatroom and "biting" someone, not yet in the chatroom, by typing:
PE: dA Related Collaboration Contest IIWelcome to deviantART Related's "The Collaborations Contest II", powered by communityrelations. You will have two months to work with a partner in creating a dA Related deviation!PE: dA Related Collaboration Contest II in Deviant Events More Like This
Ways to enter:
1. Work on your own. Basing your entry on an existing dA Related deviation (eg. find a visual suggestion and create a browser script to make it work).
2. Collaborate with another artist on a piece in one medium (e.g. make a stamp or deviantID together).
3. Work together to create two related deviations (e.g. a gallery skin design, and the coded version).
The contest will be open to all mediums within the deviantART Related category, including deviantART Tutorials and
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
CR Halloween Chat Event!Join your Community Volunteers on Halloween for a fun-filled event!CR Halloween Chat Event! in Deviant Events More Like This
Here are all the details you need to know.
Time: October 31st, 2012 at 2PM PST
Check your local time here!
It is difficult to host an event that is at an appropriate time for everyone, so apologies to anyone who will not be able to attend because of the time.
Activities we've planned:
General Halloween Trivia!deviantART Trivia!A Q&A session with your Community Volunteers. Ask us questions about Halloween, or any Community Volunteer related questions!A Halloween themed Muro contest!
Prizes will be given out on the day!
Can't wait until then? Check out the dAMonsters chat game run by
Did You Know? - Browser Scripts, Notes IconsDid You Know? - Browser Scripts, Notes Icons in Deviant Events More Like This
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
CSS Did You Know? - October 10th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - October 10th, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
CSS Did You Know? - December 4th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - December 4th, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Week 4, 2013 at #deviant365!Hi deviants!Week 4, 2013 at #deviant365! in Deviant Events More Like This
Thank you to all of you who shared some groups in last week's task. Congratulations to Stygma, PizzaPotatoNBacon and allyalltheway who won a dA Icon Keychain for sharing these groups:
:icondeviantCSS: :iconclub-css: :iconecssited: :iconletscreateastory: :iconStoryTellersLegion: :iconconceptualphotos: :iconall-for-art:
This week we'll be asking you to compose a Wishlist and add a few deviantART products to it! If you are unsure on how to set up your wishlist, you can read this guide on how to do it.
Now you are set to start adding items to your Wishlist!
The official shop for deviantART: shop
The official account for gea
Did You Know? - My Groups Page, COPPADid You Know? - My Groups Page, COPPA in Deviant Events More Like This
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
CR Newsletter - November/December 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - November/December 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5 Project Educate 2011/2012
6. Art History Project
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
As the old year begins to fade into the sunset, it is customary to reflect on the passing year and make plans for the upcoming one. Some do this in the form of resolutions, some people make action plans, some people just swing into the new year the same way they swung out of the old one Whatever way you intend to welcome in 2013, I hope you're surrounded by love and that you do it safely!
I've been reflecting on the year and like many, with some focus on the unimaginable events of the last few weeks. Specifically, the shooting in Newtown. I know that it's "human nature" to want to find
Pimps and Whoas - January 3, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - January 3, 2013 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update: Literature Thumbs. Sta.sh Submit
Happy Holidays from deviantART
Odyssey Propulsion 6
Commissions on deviantART
Celebratring Deviousness January 2013
Dedication to a New Year
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Official DeviantArt News
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Celebrating Deviousness - April 2015
Site Update: Bug Fixes, Hidden Gems
Site Update: Bug Fixes, Print Services
Aries: Leader of the Flock
Collection: Concerts. Can you hear wh
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyoneGallery Makeover Project in Deviant Events More Like This
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples. While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational. What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity. While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree. That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma
MovemberAbout MovemberMovember in Deviant Events More Like This
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to ed
Pimps and Whoas - January 7, 2015Pimps and Whoas - January 7, 2015 in Personal More Like This
Official dA News
Boldly Facing the Future
Celebrating Deviousness - January 2015
DeviantArt Mobile App Now Available
You May Say I'm An Artist
2015 DeviantArt Calendars
Ant-Man's Giant Sized Secrets
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Official dA News
Google Analytics for your deviantART Profile
Celebrating Deviousness - March 2014
Product Spotlight - Fine Art Canvas Prints
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
CR Newsletter - May/June 2014 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - May/June 2014 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Art is Personal
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5. Project Educate 2014
6. News from the Chats and Forums
7. News from the Galleries
1. Art is Personal
Every day, daily deviations are featured, artist interviews are posted, and countless journals of thumbnails published. Every single day, community members, volunteers and staff, all come together and share in a love of art. It doesn't always go well and sometimes a piece of artwork I adore, strikes the wrong chord with someone. However, regardless of the message received the artwork achieved the goal of becoming personal and striking an emotion and there are no rules that state this emotion should always be happy and fluffy. I'm personally inspired by a different kind of image, one that challenges my feelin
Pimps and Whoas - Sept. 11, 2014Pimps and Whoas - Sept. 11, 2014 in Personal More Like This
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2014
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
Site Update: Tags are the new Keywords
All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all deviantART sponsored contests.
denotes US only contest
Anthro Challenge 111
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Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness - November 2014
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
Site Update: Outgoing Link Page Removal
Site Update: Things to Come, Tag Editor
Big Hero 6
Brian Kesinger - Character Driven
SixWordStories Contest - Five 3-Month PMs to win!UPDATE: The contest ends in a couple of days so get your entries in if you want to participate! Please also make sure your entry is in our folder here!SixWordStories Contest - Five 3-Month PMs to win! in Deviant Events More Like This
A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.
As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too! Whether you are a digital artist, photographer, or something else entirely, if you can string six words together into a story, this is the place to be!
It has been a long time since we have had a contest, but we have some
Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament! Win 3 Month PMs!First tournament begins in 10 minutes! Come to :#communityrelations: to play!Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament! Win 3 Month PMs! in Deviant Events More Like This
If you were not here for the Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament played in :#devart: on deviantART's 12th Birthday, here is another chance to do so in :#communityrelations: this Friday 14th September and Sunday, 16th September!
There will be 3 Tournaments on the day, happening at 9am PDT, 12pm PDT and 3pm PDT (click on the times to find your time!).
To make sure we can actually run these Tournaments, please reply to this blog with the day and time that best suits you! You can take part in multiple Tournaments as well, so list ALL the times (a
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
General Photography: September + October NewsBringing you the recent shenanigans in your General Photography Gallery!General Photography: September + October News in Deviant Events More Like This
Monthly Critique Photography Thread!
Capture Your PUMPKIN Contest ~ Deadline, November 5thSeasonal People & Portrait Contest ~ Deadline, November 30thDaily Deviation Roundups
General Photography September 2012 from 3wylGeneral Photography September 2012 by Kaz-D
PE: Forum OverviewAfter Astralseed's awesome article on Breaking Into Chatrooms, today's article will be focused on providing a general overview of the forum!PE: Forum Overview in Art Features More Like This
Within the forum, there are many Forums that you can enter into to create threads for discussion. These threads encourage other people to make posts in response to the 'original post' created by the 'original poster' - the person who created the thread. If you scroll down the forum page, there are many Forums that focus on a specific topic so that all threads within that forum must relate to the specific topic of the Forum itself. For example, if you stumble across the 'Gaming Forum', the specific topic is 'Gaming', so all threads within the 'Gaming Forum' must relate to 'Gaming'. This is important because if your thread does not relate to Gaming, it will be moved or locked.
After clicking the forum, for example, 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
Origami - Art of Paper FoldingOrigami is an art form that transforms paper into a sculpture through paper folding and sculpting techniques. Thus, cutting or gluing paper would not be considered to be origami, but 'kirigami' instead. The name 'Origami' is Japanese, in which 'Ori' is the Japanese word for folding, and 'kami' the word for paper.Origami - Art of Paper Folding in Art Features More Like This
It is generally believed that origami originated from Japan, but, as there are few records, this is not certain. Nevertheless, Japan developed origami into an intense art form that still exists to this day.
In the past, instructions for origami were passed down in spoken form and not written down. Some say that origami first originated in China in 1st Century, in which paper was then brought to Japan by Buddhist monks in 6th Century. Others claim that paper was made in the 8th Century by the Arabs, with Moors bringing the art of paper folding to Spain in the 12th Century. Spain then spread to South America, and as trade routes developed, origami was thus introduced to Europe a
Make a Difference #188Artists 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 #188 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.
:iconRobinHalioua:'s landscapes are magnificent and awe-inspiring. The lighting and colours are both key features that work together so well to convey a scenery that is pretty mesmerising indeed!
:iconbleedthedream180:'s poetry is profound in concept, further highlighted through the brilliant use of rhythm and rhyme. Th
Halloween Bingo Night!Whether you are a massive Bingo fan or not, you are all welcome to join in on the fun!Halloween Bingo Night! in Deviant Events More Like This
Time: 6pm PDT (Click here for your local time!)
Date: October 31st, 2012!
This is like any other Bingo Night!
First, you fill in this Bingo Card template with numbers following the setting below:For the...First Column : Choose numbers 1 - 15Second Column: Choose numbers 16 - 30Third Column: Choose numbers 31 - 45Fourth Column: Choose numbers 46 - 60Fifth Column: Choose numbers 61 - 70 When you have entered the numbers you want in the template (you can do this using MS Paint), then please upload it to your Sta.sh or Scraps and send it to 3wyl via
November 2012 ~ General Photography DD RoundupDaily Deviation Roundup from November 2012November 2012 ~ General Photography DD Roundup in Art Features More Like This
Autumn Blues by juliart5 Calendar Girls 04 by danielescale
Platinum Fireworks 2011 - 01 by HariNgDuga .*.*.*. by thon94rt Strawberries by mojoshirl
Ninka by MaryaS
I Love My Nerdy Boyfriend by chibi-lilie hold your breath by StefanBeutler Paintball player by WalkingDreamsprod
cheerful insect by Yeden O-O-20 by Mer-k
Portfolio by aufzehengehen Dancing in the Fog by bee-eye drowning memories by Sleet613
VW rigshot by GIIFOTO russian doll by misstaisia food by FiorOf
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/we could provide for you (features, interviews, contests, news, tutorials, etc.), or even anything Chats & Forums related, please do not hesitate to send me a note!
Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dAContests, projects and challenges from around deviantART to inspire your creations (and give you the opportunity to win cool stuff!).Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dA in Deviant Events More Like This
Theme Pokemon XY Celebratory Contest
Ends Sign-ups end 27 August 2013
Theme Original Character Tournament set in a version of the underworld
Hosted by ~Xouri
Medium Visual (except photography) and written
Ends 31 August 2013
Theme Tales of Trees
Hosted by #TreeLovers and #Treephoto
Celebrating Diversity #13In this issue of Celebrating Diversity, I would like to remind you of an amazing feeling...when you see a piece of art created in a medium or genre that you have little or no experience of working in, and it feels like you're witnessing something magical, something beyond your comprehension.Celebrating Diversity #13 in Art Features More Like This
It's wonderful to revel in the joy of How do they do that? and find inspiration in the creations of other artists. So I challenge you to take a step outside of the galleries that you regularly browse and immerse yourself in the experience of indulging in something new.
How do you celebrate diversity?
Do you regularly browse, comment on and collect art that's wildly different from what you create?
Do you watch artists who use mediums that you don't use in your own
Darkroom Photography Week Round-UpDarkroom Photography week at projecteducate is over.Darkroom Photography Week Round-Up in Deviant Events More Like This
Here's a round-up of the articles posted...
Darkroom Photography Week Begins!
Introduction to the Darkroom gallery on dA
What is Traditional Darkroom?
What is Digital Darkroom?
dA Groups that welcome darkroom photos
Darkroom photography tutorials
What is Traditional Darkroom?What is Traditional Darkroom?What is Traditional Darkroom? in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Darkroom is where it all began. It started in a world where the word 'photography' didn't yet exist and the art of creating images of reality with light and chemicals sat somewhere between science and magic. Did you know that the mathematicians Aristotle and Euclid describe pinhole cameras in the 4th and 5th centuries?
In the early 1800s, artist/inventors like Louis Dageurre and Henry Fox Talbot (among others) experimented with ways of fixing images using chemicals, including silver compounds, following exposures on materials like glass and metal, lasting from several minutes to several hours. By 1840, Talbot was creating negative images using the calotype process and John Herschel had invented the cyanotype process (where the term 'blueprint' comes from) and created the first glass negative in 1839.
In the middle part of the 1800s, the wet plate collodion process be
Make a short film, win cool stuff!fella is hosting a film contest for the month of January and you're all invited to enter, whether you're an experienced film maker or have never tried film before but would like to have a go. ANY genre of artistic film is welcome!Make a short film, win cool stuff! in Deviant Events More Like This
Here's the info...
fella would like to invite you to be a part of a new contest, one that looks at a medium that is often overlooked on deviantART, Film.
Since before the 1900s film has been a part of people's lives. Today, feature films are created with huge budgets in mass of $200 Million+. But, often times short films, which do not get seen as much in the United States (but are more readily available in some other countries) are some of the most impressive films.
We would like to invite you to make a short film. All the details are below, so get on it!
Submission of film on dA
deviantART has certain s
What is Digital Darkroom?What is Digital Darkroom?What is Digital Darkroom? in Art Features More Like This
Digital Darkroom is the evolution, converting chemical processes to digital ones, cellulose and silver to pixels and bytes. The first digital camera, weighing 8 pounds with a resolution of 0.01 megapixels, was built in 1975 and recorded black and white images to a cassette tape. The first camera which recorded images as computerised files was made by Fuji in 1988 and the first commercially available digital camera was created in 1990.
The Digital Darkroom gallery on dA is for photographs which have been digitally processed or edited with the use of computer software to emulate traditional and alternative film darkroom techniques. It's also a place for very modern processes like HDR photography, which involves creating images with a higher range of visible tones than regular photography.
Most of the functions available in digital editing software were created to mimic actual darkroom
Want to volunteer? #Fella needs you!fella aims to be a welcoming space, primarily for new members, providing useful resources and practical assistance from friendly, approachable deviants, leading to easier navigation of the site and an enjoyable, positive deviantART experience...and we want you to help!Want to volunteer? #Fella needs you! in Deviant Events More Like This
We're looking for dedicated deviants who are willing to volunteer at the group as part of Fella's Posse of epic admins for at least 6 months. Volunteers should be able to pro-actively and confidently create, contribute to and manage ongoing informative blogs, features about all kinds of art and contests for members at fella. If that sounds like you and you can answer with a resounding and enthusiastic YES! to the following questions, read on and apply...
Have you been an active member of deviantART for at least one year?
Are you passionate about sharing information and being a positive and helpful influence?
Do you have dirty great dollops o
#Fella chat NOW!fella would like to invite you to chat, hang out and play games this Saturday!#Fella chat NOW! in Deviant Events More Like This
In Fella's dAmn chat room.
2pm PST, or these times in these places...
United Kingdom: 10pm
New Zealand: 11am
United States: ILLINOIS: 4pm / COLORADO: 3pm
15 minutes of general chat
15 minutes of ask-the-admins
Then games with Points as prizes!
Who is welcome?
Anyone! Members of fella and any other deviants who want to come along.
Spirit Day: A Bi VoiceIn honour of Spirit Day, I would like to share something about my own experiences with people's reactions to my sexuality. When asked my sexual orientation, I say 'bisexual' simply because it's more concise than the things I find attractive in a person don't tend to be gender specific so what does or doesn't dangle between a person's legs is as irrelevant to me as the colour of their eyes or the size of their feet when it comes to assessing whether or not they are physically, intellectually or emotionally appealing.Spirit Day: A Bi Voice in Personal More Like This
That doesn't sound too crazy, right? I mean, plenty of people are bisexual. It shouldn't be a big deal. But for some reason, it often is. I've always been pretty comfortable talking about my sexuality in relevant contexts. I'm not confrontational or militant about it, I don't wear an "I'm bisexual, lets talk about me!" t-shirt and I never felt the need to come out, because I always figured that if people want to make assumptions about who I find attractive, that's th
Darkroom DDs: October 2012These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in October 2012.Darkroom DDs: October 2012 in Art Features More Like This
L'Artiere HDR by thaliesen Funeral Bouquet by fishingonastar Double by EloiseSinead Woodburn Fishery by marklewisphotography The hidden fortress by SylveryFox books for sale by noxpop Soothsayer by wreckles The mask by JDV-from-A Cyanotype image 3 by funkyjunky Buenos Aires bicromate gum by Yourmung PRINT oilprint 009 by charlesguerin Istanbul 3 10 by darkosaric :thumb295093716: Shelter by GeminiArtNStock The Cat Lover by badaipurba Library by RoyWasntListening Daisy by OverTheLazyDog The Morning After by LamontPhotography woman by SevincYusifova Persephone in Wings by majuviro THE WITCH by K-E-I-T
PE: Two Forms, One Theme Contest! Just a reminder there is only ONE day left to submit your poems! Entries are collecting fast so please ensure it is submitted in time if you'd like to be in with a chance! The prizes are FABULOUS so why wouldn't you?PE: Two Forms, One Theme Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you all enjoyed our PE week on Poetry Forms! Before I begin divulging our grand finale of the week, I want to share my since thanks to everyone who wrote an article, supported, helped organise and got involved with this week, you guys are really awesome!
And since we’ve got such a nice collection of articles, it would be naughty of us to now ignore them! To celebrate poetry forms week, we have a contest for you!
TWO FORMS, ONE THEME
The contest challenge is simple: Write two poems of the same theme, but use two different fixed forms.
Things to consider before writing your poems
Do your research into the forms, especially if they’re new to you. Check
PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your workHello all!PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your work in Deviant Events More Like This
Well we’ve had a fascinating week so far; a week which hopefully has provided some insight not only to the process of DD selection but helped you understand what we look for in DDs as CVs. As we draw to the end of this week, I bring you an article which will whet your Saturday with thoughts that don’t just apply to the DD feature, but something which should be a consideration to everything you submit to dA. I am talking about deviation presentation.
Why is Presentation important?
Art isn’t always about just being “creative”. There are techniques and skills which develop over time which contribute to the quality of the work you produce and alongside this comes a developed understanding of good presentation.
Good presentation could be anything from cropping a photograph, to spell checking your literature. These are common sense things that in the rush of wanting to show off your creativity can sometimes be
The Literature Community ExperimentThis is a typical example of a BeccaJS shower pondering! The idea of this is to try and bring together as many people as possible all in one journal, but not for the sake of making a big number, but to encourage interaction and share useful tidbits. We often say the "literature community" has drifted apart over the past few years and this is just one attempt to try get people to come back together. It's a little hippy, perhaps a far-fetched idea, which is why I am calling it an "experiment". This could be successful and could be a complete fail- only you guys and your efforts can decide its fate!The Literature Community Experiment in Literature Features More Like This
Wow! The response for this has been HUGE!!! Thank you so much all of you who have participated! Don't forget to add CRLiterature to your watch as well as replying to all these wonderful comments!
So you may be new to the literature side of deviantART, or you may be one of those long
PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z An A-Z of Poetry Forms!PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z in Literature Features More Like This
To kick start this week at projecteducate, we're starting off with a slightly lighter-hearted article listing just some of the poetic forms that exist out there. Lets be honest, there are hundreds and we can't list every single one. This is just a slice of the forms out there and if you are wishing to expand your understanding of different forms, do some research and don't take this as gospel!
Each form has a direct link to a site that describes the form in more detail, usually with examples too. I have also included some good examples from dA when I have found them.
Yes some of these link to wikipedia!
ABC- A poem where each word, line or stanza starts with the next continuous letter of the alphabet. Also known as an "Abcedarian"
Self Harm Awareness Day 2013: RecoveryHello allSelf Harm Awareness Day 2013: Recovery in Deviant Events More Like This
You may have seen Nichrysalis's wonderful article on Self -Injury Awareness day already, but at this time of year, I always post an article on this subject too anually. Self Harm is a topic which is personal to me as I am sure it is to many others. It's been 8 years since I last harmed myself, and since then I have been involved not only in personal recovery, but projects and organisations that also offer help, information and advice to those who need it.
Today, March 1st, is Self Harm Awareness day all over the world. It is a day where people are encouraged to look beyond stereotypes, ask questions and try to understand a little more about self harm. It is also a time where I feel it is important to speak out about personal experiences and raise the awareness beyond sharing the facts.
Art History Literature: Weeks 2 and 3 Roundup!Hey all!Art History Literature: Weeks 2 and 3 Roundup! in Literature Features More Like This
Firstly I apologise for now writing a week 2 roundup- I had a few personal goings on including a dying laptop and then before I knew it we were halfway through the week so it made sense to just wrap weeks 2 and 3 together!
There has been a wonderful amount of articles produced, including some very interesting artist interviews also! For more info, check out below:
Week 2 Roundup
Week 3 Roundup
A Romantic Takeover by GrimFace242 :thumb328408904: An Interview with CrumpetsHarvey by GrimFace242
If you missed week 1, please check this out:
Art History: Week 1 Roundup by BeccaJS
Thank you all, your support on these articles and the efforts the authors who wrote them has been remarkable, lets keep things going!
Cancer, we're coming to get you! Just bumping this journal because it means a lot to me!Cancer, we're coming to get you! in Deviant Events More Like This
Race for Life 2013
It's that time of year again when I am asking for your help in a cause that is close to my heart. Race for life is a 5K charity run raising money for Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research do life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer.
This is my 5th year in a row doing Race for Life, and every year it becomes more and more important to me. There are far too many people suffering with cancer; too many families, friends and individuals and the work Cancer Research do is so important to help find a cure.
This year, the lovely Kaylee (CurvyLemon) and my sister Rachel (racheljj) are joining me in the race- and I encourage any woman in the UK to sign up too!
This is me last year, 28 weeks pregnant and dressed up as superwoman because I surpassed my target. If I raise more that my target of
PE: Poetry Forms Week!Hello everyone and welcome to Poetry Form’s week on projecteducate! This is the first of what we hope are several PE weeks for literature this year, broken down into delightful chunks instead of one big week!PE: Poetry Forms Week! in Literature Features More Like This
We’ve started with poetry forms because we’d like to take the opportunity to look at individual poetry forms and help educate what these forms are truly about. Amongst the miscats of the literature gallery, the forms are often struck quite badly and a little education may help with that situation.
So what exactly do we mean by poetry form?
A poetry form is the set of rules that a style of poem may follow in its creation. This can include syllables, meter, rhyme schemes, themes and layout. Each individual form could have several rules applied to it.
There are a wide variety of poetry forms out there, originating from all over the world, some of which we plan to look at in more detail this week
My Prompt Journal (Lit Community Experiment cont.)Hello All and Welcome to 2013!My Prompt Journal (Lit Community Experiment cont.) in Literature Features More Like This
Not that many people have picked up on this yet! Come on guys, lets get involved
(Original Gif too trippy for words!)
I hope everyone had a lovely break and are fully in the swing of the New Year!
Now this journal isn't a personal one, despite the title- in fact it is a journal I am challenging all of you to write and all of you to help others write. At this time of year, we've made resolutions and I expect half of you have included "write more" as one of those resolutions. This experiment is to help you fulfil that resolution so by 2014 you are sat here feeling achieved.
Prompts. Prompts are awesome. Why are they so awesome- because they get you writing! There are times when you feel unmotivated, wanting to write but not sure what to writ
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, Rotten-Apple-Doodle, L0NE-W0lf and Choaru. 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
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
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
Points - Get Some, Give Some Welcome to this special issue of What's Going On?? focussing specifically on events related to deviantART Points! There are some wonderful causes to donate points to! And if you don't have any points to donate, this issue will help you with that tooPoints - Get Some, Give Some in Deviant Events More Like This
(Also see: :faq234
You can support all of these good causes by donating points!
Warm Winter Project - help 50 homeless people survive the winter
Artists in the Making Project - help Volunteer Eco Students Abroad buy t-shirts for South-African children in need
Run your own Community Project!Edit: I am no longer looking after Community Projects. For now please contact Moonbeam13 instead. If you're interested in this position, see A New Community Volunteer VacancyRun your own Community Project! in Deviant Events More Like This
Did you know that everyone on deviantART can organise a project? Some examples of current projects can be found here. Do you want to raise awareness for a cause? Start a contest or group? Make people participate in something fun and artistic? Make it happen!
Now, you can do this all on your own - but the dA staff and volunteers are here to help you with it, too This is a major part of my role as Volunteer for Community Projects, in particular. So if you would like some help, please send me, namenotrequired, a note!
Not sure how to organise it? Want some more exposure f
The International Cheetah Day Challenge This day is over, you can no longer submit to this category.The International Cheetah Day Challenge in Deviant Events More Like This
Tuesday 4th is International Cheetah Day.
To help spread awareness of this endangered species, we're encouraging you all to submit cheetah-related art on this day.
For this day only, a special "International Cheetah Day" category will be open.
Submit to this category here
Prey in sight by darkSoul4Life
Any form of art goes! So long as it's somehow cheetah-related.
Catwalk by clippercarrillo Little Cheetah by AllesiaTheHedge :thumb32488
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)
What's Going On??This article series aims to answer that question for you. Here's some going ons from the deviantART community! Contests to participate in, causes to support, art and art features to enjoy.What's Going On?? in Deviant Events More Like This
Remember, you can always note me if you want help running your own Community Project! I can also help you by featuring your project, or the winners when you announce them.
This Friday is Spirit Day! The world goes purple in support of the fight against sexuality related bullying.
More information and how to participate:
Spirit Day 2012
Spirit Day is Coming
The Journal Portal and Categories ExplainedA Simple Breakdown of the Journal Portal and CategoriesThe Journal Portal and Categories Explained in Art Features More Like This
(...but it has a tl;dr just in case.)
This tutorial was written as a resource for everyone to use, feel free to save it somewhere, bookmark, pass on the word etc. I aim to educate
My Journal or the Journal Portal?
When submitting the journal, the options look like this:
My Journal: determines whether it's shown on the featured section of your journal page (and the Journal widget on your profile) or not. If you untick this, it'll only show up on the browse page - just like in the Featured and Browse section of your Gallery.The Journal Portal: tick this if you want your journal to be found in the Journal Portal, which can be found by clicking "journals" to t
The CR Stamp ProjectThe CR Stamp Project in Deviant Events More Like This
Stamps are a great way to show your support for a project, a person or a group of people, spread awareness for a cause or promote a contest. It is also valid to do them just for fun, with just a funny image and/or message.
Since their introduction to the deviantArt galleries, millions of stamps have been created with a great variety of messages, both silly and serious, and you can see them all over the place, from journals to profile widgets.
The Community Relations department exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with our deviantART community. Our goal is to nurture our community by encouraging, stimulating artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment.
It's now time t
Sketchmatch rulesWhat is Sketchmatch?Sketchmatch rules in Deviant Events More Like This
The original Sketchmatch saw its origins in Twitter by idea of eL-HiNO, toonfed and Tebin-Art and later transfered to deviantArt via dAmn
The rules and way to participate have changed slightly since then but the main idea remains the same; we gather, we set a theme and then you must make a drawing based on said theme....
The catch is that you only get 10 minutes to do your entry!
Here are a couple of examples:
Yes! Each one of these was created in just 10 minutes!
So how will this work?
We gather over :#communityrelations: The theme will be set at the moment by the participants currently in there. The theme could be literally anything; french maids, steampunk ponies, how would you look if you were a superhero, the most crazy hat you would wear in a wedding, etc. When the theme is se
Digitally Delicious: Jan 1st.Digitally Delicious: Jan 1st. in Art Features More Like This
White Prince by NadiavanderDonk
Midgard Master of Demon Mountain by Trishkell
Out There Revisited by Gaius31duke
My Little Friend by Elderscroller
Downtown by PeteAmachree
Free as a bird by memod
Mistveil Spires by TitusLunter
An Absurd Interview with dekorAdumWelcome to Absurd Interviews: They're To Any OneAn Absurd Interview with dekorAdum in Art Features More Like This
Hello ladies and gentlemen and people. Today I bring you a special guest.
He's a decorator student so he comes to decorate our lives with his words of wisdom and decoration.
He comes from Hungary and did you know that Hungary is home to the largest thermal water cave system and the second largest thermal lake in the world? That's hot.
But behind all that, he's also a cool guy who likes to help people, so next time you have an issue you know where to go!
So without further delay, here comes:
Hello Adam! What is a gentleman like you doing in an interview like this?
-This is my second or third interview so I don't really know
You know, I felt so proud of myself when I wrote your username right at first try without looking the other day! What does it mean?
DDs: Suggester's frustrationsWelcome to a new journal in this mini series about Daily Deviations. In the first one I let you know about what I think DDs represent, and then about some of my personal criteria to select them.DDs: Suggester's frustrations in Art Features More Like This
Now is time to focus on the suggesters. Those amazing (almost always human) beings who take a moment of their lives to go the extra mile when finding an amazing deviation and suggest it for consideration as a Daily Deviation. Ya know? I wouldn't be able to feature so many amazing art on my own! So before anything else, I want to take a moment to thank all the amazing people who suggest. Thank you guys!
As a person who also suggests DDs once in a while, I do understand the frustration suggesters often get. So I would like in this occasion to explain some of the reasons why th
So you want to be a CV...Sometimes I like to wander through the communityrelations group, and I always come across comments from people so willing to become volunteers, I constantly come across people who say "Applied for ___ gallery!", "I can't wait to be 18 to apply!", "I so want to be on the team!", there are some who list the complete CR roster in their personal profiles, who openly say in their tagline, signatures or devIDs "Hoping to be a CV one day", etc. This is specially evident in the The Community Relations Team journal, where the opening positions are listed.So you want to be a CV... in Art Features More Like This
To those people: take this journal just as a personal opinion and a friendly advice from a fellow community member, someone who loves the community and is willing to contribute and give back the way one can. This comes from my personal experience, shouldn't be taken as the whole Community Relations nor deviantArt's official stance.
Deviousness Award Interview with JCROXASWhat is this Awesome Achievement?Deviousness Award Interview with JCROXAS in Art Features More Like This
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out
on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
The Deviousness Award for October 2012 goes to jcroxas.
Hello everyone! I am Jude Christoper Roxas from the Philippines.
I am a person who loves colors (i hope that my gallery is evident enough to support that one ). I am one of the many who values my friends and family so much. I love making friends, even to strangers too!
However, aside from the cheerful stuffs that i draw and show to the public, to those who know me so much, i am such a moody and deep person. I love to think, i love to be alone sometimes and i
Some changes to the Digital Art teamPlease join me in giving a warm welcome to the CR Team to TheLastHuzzah Max will be taking care of the Vexel gallery.Some changes to the Digital Art team in Personal Journal More Like This
At the same time, we bid farewell and give huge thanks to jussta who recently stepped down from this same position
From now on alltheoriginalnames will be overseeing the 3 Dimensional Art category alongside Space & Sci-Fi
Lastly but certainly not leastly, mamiffer will be joining me in taking care of the General Digital Art gallery.
So, as a reminder, if you ever want to send a suggestion from Digital Art, these are your guys, remember to send your suggestion to the appropiate CV according to the subcategory.
The Digital Art Team
alltheoriginalnames 3-Dimensional Art, (and every Sci-Fi and Space-themed artwork)
SaTaNiA - Fractal
The CR Stamp Project: WinnersAfter receiving some great amazing entries, the Community Relations team voted and so, without any further delay, the winners are:The CR Stamp Project: Winners in Deviant Events More Like This
Most voted stamp among the static entries.
Most voted stamp among the animated entries.
Prize given using a random generator.
Best Stamp overall
Most voted stamp in general.
Congratulations! Each winner will receive a 3 months Premium Membership from the Community Relations team.
Thanks to everybody who participated! Remember that you're always encouraged to show your support for the CR Team in the form of a stamp! This project is intended to be recurrent, so keep an eye on this space for more information in the future!
Welcome to #Digitalists!Our missionWelcome to #Digitalists! in Art Features More Like This
Digitalists Is your headquarters for every Digital Art related article and a source of information, education and resources regarding the genre. Here you will find everything from Daily Deviations, Project Educate articles, Monthly Newsletters, Art Features and more. Here you'll get informed of every gallery change, volunteer update, contests, activities, chat events, etc. All related to Digital Art.
Is currently dedicated to collect the Digital Art Daily Deviations and other truly outstanding Digital Art pieces selected by our staff. It is not open for submissions from the communit
PE: Organizing Projects and ContestsProjects and Contests are amazing ways to get more involved in the community and branch out to the community, be it that you are running the project or contest or that you are simply taking part in it or even helping out with it in any way. Below will detail some of the ways to better get involved with Projects and Contests.PE: Organizing Projects and Contests in Art Features More Like This
Interview with Aeirmid
Aeirmid is well known within our community for running fun and out of the box Projects and Contests. Jade heads up Arts-and-Health, ran the Halloween-HQ contest this past Halloween, did a month long projecteducate on Photomanipulation, and has ran several other successful contests and projects just within the past year. As such I felt she was the perfect person to interview in this article.
How can members get their projects/contest seen so that more people will get involved with them?
OK my first piece of advice would be to partner with the
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
PE DDs: When It's Not Always PositiveWhen DDs Go AwryPE DDs: When It's Not Always Positive in Deviant Events More Like This
Daily Deviations, or “DDs,” are frequently held in very high esteem on deviantART. After all, what artist does not want his or her work displayed for more than 20 million viewers to see and admire? The benefits of receiving a DD feature include increased exposure for your work and a day in the spotlight for you as an artist. Many people therefore view DDs as badges of honor, awards that make them proud and validate the time they spend in our community.
Be careful what you wish for!
Don’t get us wrong-- DDs are wonderful for the purposes listed above. But, they can also bring a lot of drama upon the artist, especially if they are controversial.
Let’s talk about some of the sources of this drama.
Some people feel that people who post art-- and especially those whose art is worthy of a Daily Deviation-- should have thick enough skin to accept criticism as well as praise. They argue that criticism is part
Traditionalists 01Welcome to our first Traditionalists Article where we feature Traditional art news for the community by the community! These articles aim to promote, educate, and bring awareness to various events, projects and or deviants within the Traditional community. Anyone is welcome to add to future articles, please visit our group for further details on how to get involved.Traditionalists 01 in Art Features More Like This
Gwendolyn12 Interviews pallanoph
So, why don’t you start this interview presenting yourself to our friends here and telling us a bit about you?
Hello fellow deviants! My name is April Schumacher, and I'm a traditional artist working as a freelance illustrator. Though I grew up in the state of Iowa, I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) to major in illustration, and graduated in May of 2008. I'm still in Minneapolis, alive and kicking.
So, now let’s start the interview for go
PE Art Features and Daily DeviationsDaily Deviations:PE Art Features and Daily Deviations in Art Features More Like This
As per :faq61:, The Daily Deviation is a daily feature chosen from galleries here on deviantART.
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.
Benefits of suggesting Daily Deviations:
helping artists gain more exposure
deviantART is such a large website with many members, often great art can fall through the cracks and go unnoticed as a result. Daily Deviations are usually a wonderful way to put a bit of a spotlight on a particular piece or artist. Often people like to focus on the lesser known artists, though it may be worth noting that even deviations uploaded by popular artists can at times use more exposure as well
PE Note to Daily DeviationHello all,PE Note to Daily Deviation in Deviant Events More Like This
In this section of Daily Deviations (DD) PE week I wanted to write about how your suggestions are processed and then turned into DDs, but with a bit more of a focus on the process of how we Community Volunteers (CVs) utilize the note system. I felt it was a place where some common problems arise which may not be talked about all too often resulting in confusion and frustration for both suggesters and CVs.
The Note System
I think many are aware of this but just for the sake of being clear, CVs use the same exact note system as every other user on the site. We do not have any special bells and whistles to organize our notes other than the same tools you all are also given. There is no special tool or program that sorts or does anything special with our DD suggestions for us, it is entirely up to us, how we choose to sort them in our note system.
Let's take a closer look at how the process works, shall we?
ProjectPorkchop Vol192ProjectPorkchop 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 Vol192 in Art Features More Like This
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Kratron by ZedEdge Foxglove-Tuffnut - Commission from Toastystroodle by ZedEdge The Reflected Land by ZedEdge ''Fare well to freedom in the Adriatic...'' by ZedEdge
PE: Know what your CVs can DDDuring my term as a Community Volunteer who accepts Daily Deviation suggestions it has become very clear that some people simply aren't sure who to suggest a given piece to for a DD. While the majority of suggesters have a pretty good grasp on which CVs to send the suggestion to, there are enough suggestions being received which would be better sent to a different CV to warrant some education on the subject.PE: Know what your CVs can DD in Deviant Events More Like This
Each DD selecting CV is assigned a gallery
Some people believe that anyone with an ^ symbol in front of their username can give out DDs and often there is no knowledge that we as CVs look over specific galleries which are the galleries we are allowed to select DDs from.
When looking over :faq18: you will notice the different galleries followed by one or more CVs who watch over those specific galleries. To be very simplistic, if the piece you wish to suggest is in the Anthro gallery you'd then suggest it to KovoWolf who watches ov
PE: Self Suggesting Daily DeviationsSelf SuggestingPE: Self Suggesting Daily Deviations in Deviant Events More Like This
Members are more than welcome to self suggest their own art work for a Daily Deviation, in fact many CVs highly encourage self suggestions. While self suggesting may have been something people frowned upon in the past, this is thankfully no longer the case as we all recognize the need for self promotion in the competitive world of art.
But suggesting my own work is embarassing
There is no shame in trying to get yourself and your work seen. By self suggesting you are merely looking to gain more exposure from a broader audience. Look at it this way, if you're not willing to advertise your own work and get more clients and exposure, who will?
When we CVs receive self suggestions we treat them the same as we would any other suggestion so you can easily treat a self suggestion the same as you would a submission of your art to a group so more users can see the piece. While we do not guarantee that we
Painted Portrait Interview with ScenceableWelcome to Painted Portrait, a new Interview series focusing on traditional artists worth keeping and eye on. Painted Portrait interviews aim to give the community more insight into talented traditional artists and how they came to be successful with their art. Today we are interviewing scenceable who is a sculptor.Painted Portrait Interview with Scenceable in Art Features More Like This
Thank you for allowing me to interview you, let's start off by having you introduce yourself.
Hi! My name is Janine, I'm 22 years old, living in Ontario, Canada.
How many years ago did you begin sculpting and what got you interested in this medium?
I started sculpting around the end of 2007. I had been browsing deviantart looking at breyer customs and came across original sculptures others had made. I had never heard of polymer clay and had assumed you needed a huge kiln to sculpt. I decided to try it out and have been hooked ever since!
How long, on average,