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BUTTER! A story of DA's new 'socialist moveme
A new socialist movement/mass colab project I started, to trigger artistic change and evolution in Da artists (mainly my watchers), to make them more active and dedicated on DA. Now 170 people strong and growing... you might already notice their red avatars with white numbers on them, here and there. If you didn't- you will, eventually.
It has been already labeled a "dangerous cult", a "new religion", "artistic version of fight club", "communist movement", "the evil empire", etc.
But, what is really the butter legion?
It is a new group. A group about making new art, pushing boundaries, love and support- no matter how many pageviews you have, no matter how rough your art is, no matter if you're known or unknown.
It is a revolution. A new way of thinking. A mass collaboration project, led by :iconalexiuss: that inspires, motivates, kicks the world up a notch and entertains the masses!
It is a family of brothers and sisters, who support each other through absolute favs, critiques,
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How to Develop Concepts
*EDIT - This article has been translated into Spanish by the lovely JacquiJax
Article - Como Desarrollar Conceptos
This article has been translated into Indonesian by shukugumo Article - Bagaimana Mengembangan Konsep-Konsep-FaMz
Conceptualising - First Article
Before I begin I would like to say that this is my thought process and ways of conceptualising images and ideas. You do not have to follow everything I say as these are guidelines to help you along the way and many other artists will have different ways and ideologies. With more experience concepts are easier to execute.


Well basically it's about an idea(s), thought(s) or feeling(s). Resolving or portraying them from your creative mind as best as you can make it your concept. A
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Spicy tips for critiques and your own works!
Spanish Translation can be found - here
It's been a while since I posted an informative article, this one is specifically for my student LostWithinDreams :) as she actually requested me to write something that she could learn from. So I hope I can help teach you guys something.
:bulletred: What is a critique?
:bulletred: Pointers to aid in critiques and tips you can apply to your own artworks
:bulletred: Creative ways to enhance a piece
Below I will try to point out tips that you can mention in your critiques which you can also apply to your own artwork to help build on the structure of your critiques and works. It is lengthy; I'll try not to bore you by adding some photos to spice it up. So go grab some popcorn or your favourite snack while you read – if you can multitask of course :P
Please note that these are my personal tips that I have learnt and picked up during the course of learning, you
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Le Palais vert by rdalpes Le Palais vert :iconrdalpes:rdalpes 61 20
45 Photo Editing Tutorials for Photoshop
"If you’re looking to improve a website by using Photoshop to enhance a photo to make it clearer, more interesting, or more exciting, here are 45 of the best tutorials to show you some of the possibilities."
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Forest pano by rdalpes Forest pano :iconrdalpes:rdalpes 98 51


Fingers crossed I have everything fixed up, no more random bugs appearing.
Issues I resolved:
  1. dA changing the OAuth requirements, specifically they wanted a new parameter to be added
  2. My sketchy dev/prod scheme, where I had two git branches, a dev version (viewable on GitHub at, and the production version, which differed from the dev version in the API key that was used. Now everything is consolidated on the dev branch.
  3. My build system - now it's mostly properly set up. No more pulling from GitHub, building, manual futzing around with the Auth configuration file (remember, separate branches between dev and prod, and my prod branch not being available on the internet), and manually copying everything over to my distribution server. Now it's all automated. Thanks Jenkins!

If you were affected, sorry about the wait.


Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Photographer, Programmer, Tech Support.

Current Residence: Singapore
Operating System: Windows/Ubuntu/Fedora Trifecta
Shell of choice: bash


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lufflii Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
    Hey, this is rockred12. I moved, and just wanted to have you back on my friends list! *cough* cuz ur awesome....I hope you remember me! ^^
habydlg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
awesome pictures are awesome!
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AzileMarkizo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome photo's
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jeff106 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
do you know anything about HTML, because i'm having issues with my site, specifically a member login/sign up... help or advice appreciated
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