What we're looking for:
We are currently seeking Heads (Co-Founders) and Contributors for Traditional and Digital Art
we are also looking for Moderators Willing to help with promotion, and chat related events.
We are ALSO looking for Translators to translate news articles, journals and tutorials! If interested, please note us about the language of your choice and your skill level. (Fluent, Native, Intermediate...etc.)
Including but not limited to:
Pen and Ink
Fractals (Apophysis, Ultra Fractal, etc...)
Literature (Poetry & Prose)
If you are looking to be a Head or Contributor in a field that is not listed, please note us with an explanation and we will be happy to work out the details with you.
We're also looking for bloggers/journalists to assist us in art/tutorial news for dACipher. We will need someone who is able to volunteer their time writing blog posts on here and our upcoming tumblr page.
The main qualification is your desire to help your community and your fellow artist. As long as you want to, you're welcome to participate.
We're hoping to have full staff and more in the coming months. If you are interested in a position, you can note Reaper-X or DACipher directly for more details.
Stock and Resources: Policy ClarificationThe Stock and Resources community is an integral part of deviantART, both for having an active community of its own as well as providing high quality stock to all deviants.
As this community has grown so much over the years, so has the amount of invalid stock and resources that have been provided by some deviants. The Stock and Resources community feels like this reflects negatively on them, the volunteers have a hard time trying to teach people about valid stock and how to use it correctly, and it gives an appearance that deviantART Staff tolerate so-called “art theft” or copyright infringement.
In this article our aim is to reinforce our policies regarding stock and stock use and clear up some misconceptions.
Stock and Resource submissions to deviantART:
What are Invalid Stock and Resources?
In short, invalid stock or resources are anything which you do not have full permission to upload. This incl
On Artists: Beating the Blackhole of PopularitySocial media can be draining, especially on artists and creators. Often times we get suckered into equating the amount of faves/likes/notes we receive on our art, to the value of the art itself, though we would never admit that. "I draw for myself, no one else." "I don't care about the likes." But when it really boils down to it, who among us can honestly admit it doesn't sting a little when a frivolous fanart piece gets a million faves, and the one piece we poured our sole into gets barely a quarter of the same attention?
I would like to discuss why that is and ways to avoid the blackhole that consumes so many artist's creativity, self-esteem, and productivity.
Debunking the "Just draw for yourself myth" and why that never seems to work.
For anyone who's ever struggled with getting caught up in the rat-race of social media popularity, you've probably been told at least once: "Just draw for yourself, don't worry about them." Maybe you've tried, and failed, or maybe just the tho
Tato's 10 Tips for Commision ArtistsTreat your art like a business
When you begin accepting money for your art, it's no longer a hobby. You've taken your first step into the professional world. You don't have to be living off of your commission income to consider it a business, but when money is involved, you need to treat the transaction with a higher standard than you would gift art or trades. Failure to do so can scar your reputation for any future business. If you're not prepared to take on the responsibilities, stick to gift art.
Price your art as if you were working hourly
It's okay to offer dirt cheap commissions when you first 'break into the business,' but as you start to get customers, you need to consider the value of your art. If it takes you 1 hour to do a sketch, and you're offering $3 sketches, you are making $3/hour. That's less than half of minimum wage. Price yourself fairly, but if you find that the value of your art exceeds what people are willing to pay, compromise by offering a
Seeking Photoshop HelpI know how to do most of the basic stuff in PS, but I don't really know how to do decent art in it. I will pay someone 150pts to help or if they want, I have some cash I could send over on paypal.
These are some examples of what I've done previously in PS (newest to oldest)
There has been some improvement, but I don't know how to make lines, shade, ect. This is all just me screwing around for the most part, I have have a bamboo pen and touch tablet. If anyone would be willing to help I would really appreciate it. Please send a note if possible.