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Pimps and Whoas - June 14, 2019

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 1:51 PM


Vegetable Line by capsicum


News from the Team


:bulletorange: 30 Days of Pride
:bulletorange: 30 Days of Pride: Week 1
:bulletorange: Celebrating Deviousness - June 2019
:bulletorange: Eclipse Change Log: May 22, 2019
:bulletorange: Eclipse Change Log: June 5, 2019
:bulletorange: Eclipse Change Log: June 12, 2019
:bulletorange: Feedback QA
:bulletorange: Feedback Revamp: Updates You've Requested
:bulletorange: Help Us Shape Your DeviantArt Experience
:bulletorange: How to Eclipse: Cover Images!
:bulletorange: How to Train Your Dragon Duo Contest Semifinalists
:bulletorange: How to Train Your Dragon Duo Contest Winners
:bulletorange: Q and ARG: Answers about Ari Banks
:bulletorange: Thank you, niivu
:bulletorange: Thank You, squanpie
:bulletorange: Thursday Prompt: Hope's Anchor




Official Contests


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.
:flagus: denotes US only contest

:bulletorange: Devious Desktops - Warm Vibes - Deadline June 30, 2019
:bulletorange: Anthro Challenge 168 - Waves and Sand - Deadline June 30, 2019
:bulletorange: Universe Wallpaper Contest - Deadline July 15, 2019
:bulletorange: Photomanip Tutorials Contest - Deadline July 20, 2019


Project Educate


Project Educate is a joint venture between DA Community Relations (communityrelations) and the community. During each themed week, the project brings you a new set of articles with information, tips, and tricks about one of the many galleries on DeviantArt. We also regularly host a Community Week where anyone in the community has a chance to submit an article to share! We pride ourselves on being a fun and educational group, and we are happy that you have chosen to join us on this adventure. :heart: Happy deviating!

Coming Up -

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:

:bulletorange: A Brief History of Final Fantasy
:bulletorange: Art History Week - Wrapping Up + Feature
:bulletorange: Being a Beginner Week: share your experience!
:bulletorange: Beyond Mere Composition
:bulletorange: Fan Art in Costumery and Cosplay
:bulletorange: Fan Favorites
:bulletorange: Fan Art Week: Conclusion and Feature
:bulletorange: How to Enjoy Shipping in a Fandom
:bulletorange: How to Get Better at Street Photography
:bulletorange: How to Optimize Your Night Street Photography
:bulletorange: Light and Colour in Photomanipulation
:bulletorange: People and Portraits Week - Wrap up, Features
:bulletorange: Portrait sketching practices
:bulletorange: Taking Your Fanart To The Next Level
:bulletorange: The Story of The Little Mermaid (Disney)
:bulletorange: Traditional collage tutorial
:bulletorange: Using Style To Stand Out As A Fan Artist
:bulletorange: V Challenge for writers



Informative News & Events


:bulletorange: + Being Active Challenge + Day 3 +
:bulletorange: AMAZING MANIPULATION AWARD #11
:bulletorange: Angels Without Wings June 2019
:bulletorange: Anthro Challenge #166 Sakura Festival Winners!
:bulletorange: AnthroChallenge #167 -80's Mix Tape Winner!
:bulletorange: Boredpanda Article
:bulletorange: Coat of Arms Contest WINNERS!
:bulletorange: Contest - Design Your Own Deity (ends July 10th)
:bulletorange: Contests On DeviantArt
:bulletorange: Cricketsong Is Fully Funded!
:bulletorange: CURRENT PHOTOMANIP CONTESTS
:bulletorange: DD Discussion on June 15
:bulletorange: Deviation ThumbShare: Monthly Contest Winner!!!
:bulletorange: Draw Your Own Character Challenge - Winner Feature
:bulletorange: Fan Fiction Limerick Contest Winners!
:bulletorange: Figure Drawing Tips + Tricks
:bulletorange: Guiding Light - To Come Out or Not To Come Out
:bulletorange: Hands and how to handle them
:bulletorange: Haunter of Dreams is now Live on Indiegogo!
:bulletorange: HOW TO DRAW A STANDING POSE
:bulletorange: I Created Art! Now What? #8 Selling Art
:bulletorange: June Color Contest has Commenced!
:bulletorange: June: Adventures For All Walks of (Devious)Life
:bulletorange: Literature Character Portrait Contest
:bulletorange: Looking at the Sun and Stars: 6/3
:bulletorange: Love of Country is Never Easy
:bulletorange: Making Eyes Pop using Photoshop
:bulletorange: New SUPER Group CRCustomization
:bulletorange: Newsletter June 2019
:bulletorange: Panorama Process
:bulletorange: Project Comment - June Newsletter
:bulletorange: Submitting to GuidingLightProject
:bulletorange: Suggest me a book!
:bulletorange: TalentedWritersGuild: General Submissions, Rules
:bulletorange: The Pitch Writer
:bulletorange: TheArtistLounge 1st contest!
:bulletorange: Things that are planned in Eclipse
:bulletorange: Wallpapers Newsletter (June 2019)
:bulletorange: Watcher Exclusive: First Look At New Game/Site
:bulletorange: WINNERS Flash Forward Fiction Contest 3019
:bulletorange: World of Books Contest - Winners Posted



Features & Interviews


:bulletorange: 15 Under 15 Feature 127
:bulletorange: A Feature of Sunflowers!
:bulletorange: A Glimpse into Photography on DA #6
:bulletorange: Abstract and Surreal-Macro photography Wonderland
:bulletorange: Animal ABC's: Nightingales
:bulletorange: Art and Pride: Keith Haring
:bulletorange: Artspiration, Vol. 3: Avriia
:bulletorange: Classic American Cars
:bulletorange: CRP Features: Volume 5
:bulletorange: Crushing Dark and Seeds of Light - Two Collections
:bulletorange: Discover the Artist: gyaban
:bulletorange: Discovering GothicNarcissus
:bulletorange: EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE FEATURED
:bulletorange: Exposing the Unexposed Vol. 146
:bulletorange: EYE ON TALENT CLXI: Petra Frank
:bulletorange: Fantasy Art Picks of the Day 449
:bulletorange: Feature #83 Pretty pink
:bulletorange: Feature of Great Commenters: April - May
:bulletorange: Features From Week 22
:bulletorange: Featuring the Artist: Kajenna
:bulletorange: Fickle Friday: Woman
:bulletorange: Hidden Gems - June 2019
:bulletorange: Ink and Watercolor ~ Spring Feature 2019
:bulletorange: Interview with Kamakebelieve
:bulletorange: kaleidoskopik : 05062019
:bulletorange: Let's Go Jugnu World #6
:bulletorange: LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Representation
:bulletorange: LitRecognition: In the Weekly Spotlight
:bulletorange: Member and Nordanner of the Month - May
:bulletorange: Monday Pixel Madness #231
:bulletorange: Monthly Feature: MAY 2019
:bulletorange: More Exposure Members features! 124
:bulletorange: My DD Highlights CXVIII
:bulletorange: Our APN, Your APN: Other
:bulletorange: Photographers of DA: Your World
:bulletorange: ProjectPorkchop Vol 624
:bulletorange: Senior Selections June 7th, 2019
:bulletorange: Showcasing Your Work Vol. 8
:bulletorange: That's What I Like... Vol.1
:bulletorange: The Ladies of Lit: Volume CII
:bulletorange: The Mid-Week Journal of Awesomeness #28
:bulletorange: The TA-Feat CIII
:bulletorange: Throwback Thursday #29
:bulletorange: VDragosPhotography And Gradients For Fractals!
:bulletorange: Wallpapers Feature
:bulletorange: Wish Fondue 19.6.2
:bulletorange: Ye Olde Pedestal Shoppe (9)





Commissions


:bulletorange: [OPEN 1/4] NEW + OLD STYLE COMMISSIONS
:bulletorange: [OPEN] Summer commissions!
:bulletorange: + CHEAP Commissions + OPEN +
:bulletorange: Art Exhibition: Vol 5.
:bulletorange: Commission info
:bulletorange: Commissions are open
:bulletorange: I spy with my little eye: Commissions and Projects
:bulletorange: Kellsy's Commissions (OPEN).
:bulletorange: OPEN - Mini chibi comms
:bulletorange: OPEN - Pixel Commission Menu
:bulletorange: Pride 2019: Icon Commission : OPEN
:bulletorange: selling originals/ open commissions


Whoas - Theme: Fruits and Vegetables


Vegetable Scorpion by egoodwinart

Lemons Slices on a Silver Platter by LS-1302

Vegetable Quiche - II by Julyendiary

Fruits by SariSpy56

Pumpkin by Cyan707

Still life with fruits and wine by Daykiney

Pomegranate by m-v-c

Still-Life by andrianart

Bowl of Fruit by happytimer

Lemons And Ice Cream by DasFarbspiel

Pears and Butterflies by allison731

Still life by PutyatinaEkaterina

Citruses by LucieOn

Mandrake hamster :) by Dar-Pustoshi

Apples by slightlymadart

Baby carrots by rougealizarine

Pumpkin teapot by Tottor

Balerina by Hitryi-Pryanik

Motley pepper by slightlymadart

fresh by Alinalalala

Fruit Dragon by qi-art

Dance by Kshsha

Kaz 07 by Garri69


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:note: To contribute to the next issue of "Pimps & Whoas" please include it in the comments below with the appropriate links and information.  If promoting groups, please include a description so people know why they should check it out! Also use devtags not icontags eg:communityrelations not :iconcommunityrelations:

What I'm looking for from YOU!:
:bulletorange: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletorange: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletorange: Deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletorange: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletorange: Anything else you feel you want the DeviantArt community to know about!


Next issue to be posted June 28th and the theme for the "Whoas" is PRIDE!

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Please join me in thanking niivu for his time as a community volunteer!

Thank you, niivu :heart:

Be sure to check out his group CRCustomization !

eXPerience - Windows 10 Theme by niivu

Travelogue theme for Windows 10 by niivu

BIB 2.0 by niivu

Thank You, squanpie

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 9:36 AM


Please join me in celebrating squanpie's term as a member of the volunteer team! We're looking forward to cheering her on during the next NaNoWriMo!







Thank you, squanpie for sharing your dedication and spirit with the literature community and the Community Volunteer team! :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Celebrating Deviousness - June 2019

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 1:29 PM
Img-04 X by symonxIn Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community, join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award!

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community

Introducing el-grimlock

:iconel-grimlock:

My name is Mauricio but I came to the lands of DeviantArt in 2004 with the nickname of el-grimlock, a pseudonym that was born as a joke alluding to my Hispanic origin, combining a joke from the Simpsons ("ElBarto") and the name of my favourite Dinobot.I have been a freelance illustrator for video games and TCG for 25 years, a super demanding activity that I can always rest from by visiting the site that I consider my “treehouse”: DeviantArt. Here I can always connect with my inner fan and recharge energies watching and sharing everything I like.My wish as a child was to make art with an epic fantasy theme and sci-fi, but in the 90s in my country, there was no way to work on anything like that, so my beginnings were as an illustrator in advertising agencies.

The truth is that I did not feel comfortable there, so I started working on personal projects, like a superheroes comic book and later in a collectible card game called “Mitos y Leyendas” in Chile that exists until today.But it was not until I joined DeviantArt that I could truly share my art in a global community and meet a multitude of artists with the same concerns.In hindsight I think DeviantArt really was something revolutionary, it literally changed the rules of the game for many of us. Personally, it allowed me to have access to numerous jobs that were important for my professional development and to meet people and instances that changed my life.



June 2019

Deviousness Award Winner

el-grimlock's gallery is full of recognizable characters from a multitude of familiar worlds. Mauricio is a talented and sought after artist who has been working professionally for decades and whose work for titles such as God of War, Street Fighter, World of Warcraft, and many others, have garnered him quite a following on DeviantArt. However, it is far more than his spectacular artwork that keeps deviants flocking to him, it is his approachable demeanour and happiness to share trade secrets and tips that truly makes the community adore him.  A beaming example of artistic leadership and community love - we are thrilled to award Deviousness for June 2019 to el-grimlock.

Showing some love

Community Quotes

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Mauricio Herrera, aka "El-Grimlock", is a talented professional artist from Chile who worked as an illustrator since the age of 19. He principally works in the "trading card" art area, usually in projects related with themes like High Fantasy, sci-fi, sometimes horror, mixed with some elements close to the style own of the comic-books, manga and video game aesthetic influence. I enjoy the line art in his works a lot. They look fun and full of confidence. I don't wonder why his gallery has got over 2.5 million page views or why his clients are worldwide brands and companies including Sony, God of War, Blizzard, etc. Congratulations to El-Grimlock on the Deviousness Award. Well deserved.

Mauricio's artwork was one of my early inspirations to join the community on DA. I remember found his gallery back in 2007 and I was hooked immediately! From his colouring, amazing compositions, and complex and badass artwork, I just couldn't get enough, and he is one of the few popular artists I remember to reply and comment back to his viewers, which was really huge for me. I think Mauricio is an inspiration and a great artist we can all learn and be inspired by, so congratulations in this amazing achievement, he totally deserves the honour. Keep inspiring us all with your amazing and badass work.

Frank Frazetta once said: “I hope my work has inspired young artists”. One of those artists is for sure Mauricio “El-Grimlock” Herrera, whose work, art contributions, ideas, teachings and committed mentorships over time also inspired thousands of young dreamers in Chile and all around the globe to initiate their paths into the big world of art (including yours truly). Master of masters, he is always eager to pass his knowledge and his professional advice to any talented and promising artist or artist to be. During all his career as illustrator and graphic designer, he’s been giving many conferences, lectures, workshops, judging international contests, motivating others and assisting everyone by giving them high-quality guidance tons of times expecting nothing in return. He’s the one that shares and keeps sharing never hiding his resources and tips to anyone. He is an example of integrity, goodwill, patience, trust, loyalty, knowledge, pioneering, talent, and hard work. Probably one of the most inspiring, respected, recognized illustrators and creators in his own country and certainly, of course, worldwide. Thank you for everything, Mauricio, thank you El Grimlock, from all of us

A brief stroll through El-Grimlock's gallery will show you what an amazing and talented artist he is, but a deeper look at his paintings reveals an incredible passion and creativity, no matter what subject matter or style he tries! His scenes are beautifully composed, expertly rendered, and most importantly, they tell a story. It is inspiring to see, and I am glad we have artists like el-grimlock in the DeviantArt community!

I've been an admirer of Mauricio's art for a while now, impressed by his ability to inject his personal style into familiar characters. There's a strong sense of movement and bold colours that grace his every work, but a little roughness in the rendering that keeps things interesting and loose. I love the comic style fused with painterly textures, it's always a little push or pull in either direction. He totally deserves this recognition and I'm grateful I'm able to connect with artists from all over the globe thanks to dA being the awesome platform that it is!

Where I first came across @el-grimlocks art I cannot be sure, but what I can be sure of is the feeling that it stirs. It always has energy and a flare to it. When I found him here, I had to follow him. What surprised me is how much of a fan he was, a fan of a lot of the properties I loved. He wasn't just using DeviantArt as advertisement, he was showing off the things he loved. Despite the years and work, he has never lost his passion and that is inspiring.

El trabajo de el-grimlock ha sido una gran fuente de inspiración desde que comencé como artista profesional. Y he tenido el placer y gusto de haber hablado un par de veces con esta maravillosa persona que no deja de asombrarme. Lo que mas me gusta de su trabajo, es su uso asombroso uso del color y cualquier pieza que agarres, demuestran esta increíble tonalidad que es un deleite para mirar. Te mereces este Deviousness Award y muchas cosas mas! el-grimlock 's work has always been a great inspiration source ever since I started as a professional artist. I've had the pleasure of talking a couple of times with this marvellous person that doesn't stop surprising me. What I love about their work the most is their amazing use of colour and any piece that you choose will show this incredible colour vibrancy that is so pleasing to look at. You deserve this Deviousness Award and many other things!

When I was asked to say something about el-grimlock my first thought was "He's always awesome!" Then I sat down and tried to think of something more specific. His work is metal and badass. It's vibrant. He can take an old idea and give it an awesome new sheen, or come up with something brand new and amazing. However, if I had to pick one thing to truly praise him for, it was a recent picture memorializing the recently passed Kazuhiko Kato. Respectful and classy. Perhaps I should just say el-grimlock really is just always awesome


Congratulations to el-grimlock!

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Daily Deviations - May 2019

Fri May 31, 2019, 12:00 AM


My Daily Deviation selections for the month of February! Which were your favourites? Let me know in the comments :) (Smile)

Toothpick Sculptures - Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt

0415 by paulee1

Twins by RedGella

The Force awakens - Pixelart by tassilo

Gealach on the Shore by fiachmara

Game Boy by TetraModal

Rythm by Rituhell

Ink And coffee - Hugin and Munin by Kamakru

TWD: Black Hills by sealle

041919 by BEETLEBAINE

Mermaid - Reading the Current by SBS-Axari

Snow House by MarcMons007

The Wishmaster by Elderscroller

Zbrush Doodle: Day 1554 - Explore Khush by UnexpectedToy

Episode 42 - D r o w n i n by AngelGanev

Starfox 64 by Noble--6

umbrella by minayuyu

Rapids by Nekuro3

Practice of the day - Affinity by Roiuky

'John Wick 3' Painted Poster by NickyBarkla

[ h i v e ] by pricessofcubes

Thranduil by slightlymadart

The Secret of Mario by Tundrarich

The Death of Dreams by JBergen1910

Queen of the Ashes by lilyrjensen

Happy Mothers Day by camilladerrico

Fish Warrior's Course by sivousplay

Doha by federicocortese

Normalmagazine 12 by Guillaume99999

Connections by Gabbi

Avengers: Endgame by PkBlitz




Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - May 17, 2019

Fri May 17, 2019, 12:47 PM


Mermay Otabek by solar-sea


News from the Team


:bulletorange: Change Log: May 15, 2019
:bulletorange: Code Geass Revival Fan Art Contest Winners
:bulletorange: DeviantArt X SDCC Comic Creator Connection
:bulletorange: Devious Visions: Eclipse video reviews
:bulletorange: Eclipse Change Log: May 8, 2019
:bulletorange: Thank you, DaPineapple!
:bulletorange: Thursday Prompt: Parade of Stars
:bulletorange: Welcome, Gdeyke and E-Nomad!



Official Contests


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.
:flagus: denotes US only contest

:bulletorange: How to Train Your Dragon - Discover Your Duo Contest - Deadline May 28, 2019
:bulletorange: Anthro Challenge #167 - 80s Mix Tape - Deadline May 31, 2019
:bulletorange: Flash Forward Fiction Contest 30190 - Deadline May 31, 2019
:bulletorange: Fan Fiction Limerick Contest - Deadline May 31, 2019
:bulletorange: World of Books - Deadline May 31, 2019
:bulletorange: The Art of Curation - A Contest - Deadline June 10, 2019
:bulletorange: Universe Wallpaper Contest - Deadline July 15, 2019
:bulletorange: Photomanip Tutorials Contest - Deadline July 20, 2019



Project Educate


Project Educate is a joint venture between DA Community Relations (communityrelations) and the community. During each themed week, the project brings you a new set of articles with information, tips, and tricks about one of the many galleries on DeviantArt. We also regularly host a Community Week where anyone in the community has a chance to submit an article to share! We pride ourselves on being a fun and educational group, and we are happy that you have chosen to join us on this adventure. :heart: Happy deviating!

Coming Up - Street Photography Weekend - May 25-27th

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:

:bulletorange: Art History Week: Intro
:bulletorange: A Brief History On Animal Photography
:bulletorange: An Overview of Manga Throughout the Years
:bulletorange: Fragonard and the Rococo
:bulletorange: Famous Photographs Throughout History
:bulletorange: Fukuda Chiyo-ni, The Haiku Poetess
:bulletorange: Lost In Translation
:bulletorange: The History Of Adobe Illustrator
:bulletorange: Artisan Craft Week: We need you!
:bulletorange: Fan Art Week: WE WANT YOU!

Informative News & Events


:bulletorange: A Literal Look at My DA Life
:bulletorange: All-Mediums Contest: Spring and Winter
:bulletorange: AMA #10 - VOTING OPEN - Medieval Magic Challenge
:bulletorange: AMBEDO ART BOOK
:bulletorange: April: Conclusion and Winners!
:bulletorange: Books to Make Your Creative Life Better - 2019
:bulletorange: Coat of Arms Contest!
:bulletorange: Congrats, Geguri!!!
:bulletorange: Contests and Events Around DA - May 2019
:bulletorange: Cricketsong
:bulletorange: CURRENT PHOTOMANIP CONTESTS
:bulletorange: Deviation ThumbShare: Monthly Contest Winner!!!
:bulletorange: Events and Happenings Around DA
:bulletorange: Guiding Light - Depression Awareness
:bulletorange: Guiding Light - Let's talk about Suicide Awareness
:bulletorange: Guiding Light - Mental Health Awareness
:bulletorange: Guiding Light - Self-Love
:bulletorange: Heart Art Submissions Open!
:bulletorange: How to Draw Hands Tutorial - only 90 Points
:bulletorange: How to Eclipse: Polls!
:bulletorange: Life Goes On
:bulletorange: Lit Community Block Party 2019
:bulletorange: LitRecognition: Welcoming Committee
:bulletorange: Looking at the Sun and Stars: 5/6
:bulletorange: May Theme - EARLY MORNING
:bulletorange: May Theme - SPRING
:bulletorange: May: Intro and CONTEST Details!
:bulletorange: Mid May News: Devious Memories and Blessings
:bulletorange: NaPoWriMo 2019 Winners.
:bulletorange: Nature Newsletter - May 2019
:bulletorange: New Tutorial: How To create Neon Hair!
:bulletorange: Photomanip Newsletter May 2019
:bulletorange: Poem Share + DA Happenings
:bulletorange: Power Up
:bulletorange: Souljournalist Challenge|Signup!
:bulletorange: Supporting Working Artists #2: The Winner
:bulletorange: TRANSFIGURATION TODAY contest. THE WINNERS!
:bulletorange: Winners of the Generate Your Own Prompt Contest



Features & Interviews


:bulletorange: A Glimpse into Photography on DA #5
:bulletorange: Abstract and Surreal-Macro photography Wonderland
:bulletorange: Animal ABC's: Llamas
:bulletorange: Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 144
:bulletorange: Art Exhibition: Vol 3.
:bulletorange: ART Feature: Winners III Wallpaper Contest
:bulletorange: Art Features - Volume 3
:bulletorange: Artists of APN: Maria-Schreuders
:bulletorange: Artspiration, Vol. 1: Erzsabet
:bulletorange: ATTZ. OF GRATZ. #18
:bulletorange: Celebrating Motherly Love! - Tandem Vol. 4
:bulletorange: Deviation Feature - Thursday
:bulletorange: Deviations of the Month (May 2019)
:bulletorange: Discover the Artist: ThyC-Graphics
:bulletorange: EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE FEATURED
:bulletorange: Exposing the Unexposed Vol. 142
:bulletorange: EYE ON TALENT CLX: Linu-art
:bulletorange: F . F/W . F . 38
:bulletorange: Fantasy Art Picks of the Day 415
:bulletorange: Feature week 18 - 2019 + Reminder
:bulletorange: Featuring the Artist: Nimbue
:bulletorange: Featuring: Awesomealexis1
:bulletorange: Grumpy Cat: A Tribute
:bulletorange: kleines Kaleidoskop 07052019
:bulletorange: MLTA 2.0 XXXIII
:bulletorange: Monday Pixel Madness #226
:bulletorange: Motifs - Vol. 3: Halos
:bulletorange: My DD Highlights CXVII
:bulletorange: No Constructive Comments #31
:bulletorange: Photography ABC's - F is for...
:bulletorange: Photomanip Monday #3
:bulletorange: Possibly Maybe V7
:bulletorange: ProjectPorkchop Vol 620
:bulletorange: Promoting Positivity: Vol 23
:bulletorange: SeniorSelections May 10th 2019
:bulletorange: Showcasing Your Work Vol. 8
:bulletorange: The Collectibles Vol. 47
:bulletorange: The Ladies of Lit: Volume CI
:bulletorange: THE NEXT BIG THING #146
:bulletorange: ThumbShare Feature Vol. 78
:bulletorange: TRADITIONAL ART Bunny Share // 7
:bulletorange: Tuesday Treats: Traditional art - Sculptures
:bulletorange: Urbex Unearthed: May
:bulletorange: Wallpapers: Featuring Senzune
:bulletorange: Weekly Feature No.5

Commissions


:bulletorange: 90S STYLE COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN~!
:bulletorange: COMMISSION PRICE LIST AND SLOT UPDATE : 17/05/2019
:bulletorange: Commissions | OPEN
:bulletorange: Commissions
:bulletorange: Commissions Limited / Queue Masterpost
:bulletorange: Destron23's 2019 Commission Info (OPEN)
:bulletorange: Portrait commissions_OPEN
:bulletorange: selling originals/ open commissions



Whoas - Theme: Mermaids


HP - Moaning Myrtle by r0ra

Secret meeting by justyna-bien

Lightning (collab) by LualaDy

Mer-didnot-may-ke-it[life updates] by Hali-bun

Mermaid by Prywinko

Mermaid Sketches #2! by rossdraws

Merfolk by AAAGameArtStudio

Sea Love by daekazu

African mermaid by Trefle-Rouge

Gabriella the Deaf Mermaid by SachiiA

Merman by Orsob

Through the water glass by eikomakimachi

Mermay day 3 by Reiltra

MerMay 2019 #3: Paranormal Day by Ejderha-Arts

Moonlight Mermaid by ARiA-Illustration

Una [Art Trade with Valravnn] by Oddeum

In Knots by robrey

Mermay #2 - Magnolia Flower by jb0xtchi

Sea song by lalalandofclouds

Red Mermaid by Daisy-Flauriossa

Mermay 2019-Sailor Moon by Animecolourful

Mermaid by itsveeel

Mermaid by Anchuta-chi

Fish Kiss by YasuMatsuoka

The Saviour by love--or--death





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:note: To contribute to the next issue of "Pimps & Whoas" please include it in the comments below with the appropriate links and information.  If promoting groups, please include a description so people know why they should check it out! Also use devtags not icontags eg:communityrelations not :iconcommunityrelations:

What I'm looking for from YOU!:
:bulletorange: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletorange: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletorange: Deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletorange: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletorange: Anything else you feel you want the DeviantArt community to know about!


Next issue to be posted June 14th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Fruits & Vegetables.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank you, DaPineapple!

Fri May 10, 2019, 3:05 PM


It's always emotional when a member of my team chooses a new path but when someone has been with you for so many years,  well you know ;) Today is the last day of DaPineapple's volunteer tenure and it's been a stellar one for 6 years! I'm lucky to also call him a friend and we've even spent a Halloween together with a group of others from DeviantArt :party: Though his volunteer journey has ended, I know he'll still be a strong presence on DeviantArt and I'm looking forward to seeing what adventure comes next!

Thank you, Andy - we love you! 

:heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Welcome, Gdeyke and E-Nomad!

Thu May 9, 2019, 1:59 PM


Please join me in welcoming GDeyke and E-Nomad to the Community Volunteer team :)


GDeyke - Literature






E-Nomad - Chats

Father-Son Birthday Portrait by E-Nomad

Evolution Jam3 by E-Nomad


Go introduce yourselves!!! :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - May 3, 2019

Fri May 3, 2019, 1:20 PM


Space botany by Norma2D

News from the Team

:bulletorange: Celebrating Deviousness - May 2019
:bulletorange: Code Geass Revival Fan Art Contest Semi-Finalists
:bulletorange: DEVIANTMEET - Los Angeles
:bulletorange: Eclipse Change Log: April 24, 2019
:bulletorange: Eclipse Change Log: May 1, 2019
:bulletorange: EverQuest 20: A Living Legend Exhibit
:bulletorange: Glass Heroes vs. Villains Contest Villain Takeover
:bulletorange: Return of the DeviantMeet: Burbank, California!
:bulletorange: Thursday Prompt: Only Love Survives



Official Contests

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.
:flagus: denotes US only contest

:bulletorange: Your Alter Ego - An All Mediums Contest - Deadline May 16, 2019
:bulletorange: Anthro Challenge #167 - 80s Mix Tape - Deadline May 31, 2019



Project Educate

Project Educate is a joint venture between DA Community Relations (communityrelations) and the community. During each themed week, the project brings you a new set of articles with information, tips, and tricks about one of the many galleries on DeviantArt. We also regularly host a Community Week where anyone in the community has a chance to submit an article to share! We pride ourselves on being a fun and educational group, and we are happy that you have chosen to join us on this adventure. :heart: Happy deviating!

Coming Up - Art History Week - May 13 - 16th

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:

:bulletorange: Community Week: Intro!
:bulletorange: Community Projects and Starting Your Own
:bulletorange: Focused Practice
:bulletorange: Staying healthy while creating art
:bulletorange: Getting To Know You: Community Volunteer Edition
:bulletorange: How to write a (readable) article / tutorial
:bulletorange: Neoclassical and Romantic Painting
:bulletorange: Staying healthy while creating art
:bulletorange: Community Week Wrap-up!


Informative News & Events

:bulletorange: After the end - Digital Art Contest
:bulletorange: Amazing Manipulation Award #9: Winners!
:bulletorange: AnthroChallenge #164 - Love - Winners!
:bulletorange: AquaChallenge - Night - WINNERS
:bulletorange: Art Advice Issue #9 - Debunking Common Art Myths
:bulletorange: Community Calendar
:bulletorange: Contests and Events Around DA - April 2019
:bulletorange: CURRENT PHOTOMANIP CONTESTS
:bulletorange: DigArt Challenge: GOLD Winners!
:bulletorange: Editing of infrared photographs using Photoshop
:bulletorange: Fifth Annual Awareness of the Arts
:bulletorange: Guiding Light - Depression Awareness
:bulletorange: I really REALLY need your help
:bulletorange: I spy with my little eye: Commissions and Projects
:bulletorange: If Writer-Workshop relaunched...
:bulletorange: KoH, 13th Art Contest, CONTEST!
:bulletorange: LitVid Series 7: Stereotypes
:bulletorange: My reference sheets book has been 364% funded!
:bulletorange: Nailed It: The DeviantArt Edition Winner
:bulletorange: Newsletter May 2019
:bulletorange: Photography Newsletter: April 2019
:bulletorange: Plant a tree for you and me
:bulletorange: Please help me help Arachnid15
:bulletorange: Project Comment - May Newsletter
:bulletorange: Promoting Positivity: Vol 21
:bulletorange: Short Challenge #57 - Winners
:bulletorange: Souljournalist Challenge|Signup!
:bulletorange: Still Life Stills Challenge #2 2019
:bulletorange: Submission Guidelines
:bulletorange: Supporting Working Artists: Issue #2
:bulletorange: TalentedWritersGuild: General Submissions, Rules


Features & Interviews

:bulletorange: 13 years of Okami
:bulletorange: 15 Under 15 Feature 126
:bulletorange: Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 143
:bulletorange: APRIL FEATURE II - PHOTOMANIPULATION
:bulletorange: Art share: Stars + Open feature
:bulletorange: Artist Feature #20 - KovoWolf
:bulletorange: ATTZ. OF GRATZ #17
:bulletorange: CRP Features: Volume 4
:bulletorange: DeviantArt's Got Talent! Solo Edition: Mirei-Yume
:bulletorange: F . F/W . F . 35
:bulletorange: Fantastic Fan Art Friday - 04-26-2019
:bulletorange: Feature of Great Commenters: March - April
:bulletorange: Feature: Tigers and Orange and Blue
:bulletorange: Features From Week 17
:bulletorange: Featuring the Artist: Nixri
:bulletorange: Hidden Gems: May 2019
:bulletorange: Interview with DarkVenusPersephonae
:bulletorange: Let's talk about wallpapers
:bulletorange: Let's talk about wallpapers II: What is 4k?
:bulletorange: LitRecognition: In the Weekly Spotlight
:bulletorange: Looking at the Sun and Stars: 4/22
:bulletorange: Manga and Anime Vol. 6
:bulletorange: May 2019 Angels Without Wings
:bulletorange: May: Power to the Nurses, Finding Community Spirit
:bulletorange: Mermaid and Underwater Stock and Resources
:bulletorange: Monday Pixel Madness #225
:bulletorange: More Exposure Members features! 122
:bulletorange: My DD Highlights CXV
:bulletorange: Mystical Composer
:bulletorange: Our APN, Your APN: Macro-Nature
:bulletorange: Photomanip Monday #2
:bulletorange: Pixel Test: Mermaids
:bulletorange: Progressive Saturday Night (v.219)
:bulletorange: ProjectPorkchop Vol 618
:bulletorange: Showcasing Your Work Vol. 7
:bulletorange: Talent Tuesday: Showcase Vol.11
:bulletorange: The TA-Feat XCIX
:bulletorange: The Unseen Stock - April (II)
:bulletorange: ThumbHub Unveiled, Vol. 64
:bulletorange: Wallpapers Feature Vol. 6
:bulletorange: Wild Wednesday Vol. 12


Commissions

:bulletorange: [OPEN] Cheap Illustration Commissions [OPEN 1/2]
:bulletorange: + Icon Commission + OPEN +
:bulletorange: commissions are closed
:bulletorange: Kellsy's Commissions.
:bulletorange: OPEN / Commission Info /pixels, coding, CSS!
:bulletorange: Open Commission
:bulletorange: VideoGame Pixel Icons [OPEN]



Whoas - Theme: Outer Space


Space Jelly Fish by vanndra

A mystery in the universe fractal by TanithLipsky

Stargazing by Eternaios

Dark Space Theme by yasin3RB

Outer space BG [Xkeeperz] by maxiuchiha22

Tsviet Military - OUTER HEAVEN by Leonitus

The All Seeing by normansuarno

Ospacis by XernonaEcho

Yggdrasil, the World Tree by samflegal

Nebula by cadva

NGC-1232 by LucieOn

EggStar (Easter Egg Death Star) by Avenegerc47

Hecate by Anaid89

Journey to the stars and beyond by kutiska

DEAD SPACE Plasma Cutter Cosplay Prop Weapon by SKSProps

Facehugger Brooch by asleifr

LUNA ETHNERYS and ENYERIZ by LUNARIEEN

To the Stars by Pr3t3nd3r

Moon Eclipse by fotografka

The Eye of God by Andorada

Breaking Orbit by MikeDoscher

Within the Void by cosmicbound

Depth by Spane174

Unity  by 13PaVel

Astrophysicist by juralga-nord

Spaceship by qi-art





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:note: To contribute to the next issue of "Pimps & Whoas" please include it in the comments below with the appropriate links and information.  If promoting groups, please include a description so people know why they should check it out! Also use devtags not icontags eg: communityrelations not :iconcommunityrelations:

What I'm looking for from YOU!:
:bulletorange: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletorange: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletorange: Deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletorange: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletorange: Anything else you feel you want the DeviantArt community to know about!


Next issue to be posted May 17th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Mermaids

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Celebrating Deviousness - May 2019

Wed May 1, 2019, 8:32 AM
Img-04 X by symonxIn Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community, join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award!

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community

Introducing rainylake

:iconrainylake:

Hello! My name is Kathy, also known as rainylake. I am a 26-year-old animal and nature photographer. Creatures and nature always piqued my interest as a child. If I wasn't out on my bike, I was exploring the nearby woods with my trusty pup partner and sister. I met many interesting animals along the way and wanted to capture the memories of seeing them. One day, I was gifted a point and shoot camera so I could document my adventures. It was only a matter of time before photographing them became a passion. 15 years later and here we are :) DA has been pivotal in my journey as a photographer. I have learned so much and grown as an artist because of the wonderful community and support that they have provided. I joined in 2006 and have been hooked ever since. It’s become a passion to write art features, discover artwork, run ArtisticAnimals, admin groups and try to give back as best as I can.  DA has truly been my second home through all these years, and I am truly honoured to be considered for Deviousness!



May 2019

Deviousness Award Winner

rainylake is a breath of fresh air and it seems that wherever you look within the community, she is there promoting fellow artists and showcasing incredible artwork. She's involved in several groups and seems to make it her mission to reach out to the community with a constructive critique, a helpful tip or a friendly smile. Her positivity is infectious and her presence is inspiring. A self-taught photographer, she's always striving to improve and learn more and, best of all, her welcoming nature invites all of us to join her on the adventure.  Her magnetic personality makes her the perfect choice to receive Deviousness for May 2019.

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I met Kathy many, many years ago, and I don't even remember how or where we met. What I do know is that we were getting along straight away- we shared our love for animals; birds in particular, which made our friendship a solid one very quickly. I remember looking up to her, she had a big community presence when I didn't yet, and her love for community is part of what inspired me to do what I do today. Kathy is an inspirational and kind soul. She's also a very supportive and generous person, and she's always willing to help out with anything she can. We have the kind of friendship that even if we don't speak for weeks, we can pick up right where we left off the last time. I care deeply about her, and I am filled with joy that she is receiving this amazing honour today. Congratulations, my dear rainylake. You're loved, and you deserve this so very much.

rainylake is such a great person! We’ve met at dAWishingWell, where she was a mod. She was a part of that crazy team that just loved helping people. Rainy still help people these days, by featuring their art, organizing contests, working in groups and helping to keep the DeviantArt community alive and fun.As an artist, Rainy is bringing joy to our days with her beautiful animal and nature photography. Through her art, she shares with us her love and passion! A passion that led her to a special feat: gaining the runaway llama! And how did she manage this? By giving away more than 68,000 llamas herself! How great is it? Congratulations for your Deviousness Award Rainy! This is well deserved! And thank you for your dedication to the DA community!

We've gotten to know Kathy as a lovely person, a terrific APN photographer with a great eye and love for art. She's very involved in the community, popping up in all kinds of places and spreading joy everywhere she goes! Whenever I see her grackle avatar, I know I'm up for a treat whether it's an amazing photo, a fun interview or a stunning feature. She is part of some of my favourite groups here on DA, and events she helps to coordinate will always challenge every kind of artist.

Ever since I met Kathy, I quickly fell-in-like with her, she's kind, amazingly helpful, and a wonderful human being!!! Her community spirit has always been the highlight of her presence here on DA. She is without a doubt, a strong community pillar; someone who inspires and who always has a kind, encouraging word to give! Her helpful way of being can be seen in all that she does, from features to encouraging comments, to actively running successful groups and so much more!!! And her lovely photos transmit her love for animals in a very sweet way!!! I love you, my dearest Kathy, and I'm super happy to see you celebrated like this today, CONGRASUPERTULATIONS rainyyyyyTheGalleryOfEve

rainylake is a doll. What a sweet person. Every interaction I've had is positive.

Kathy is a member of the photography community I'm so glad to have seen stick around on DA and continue to be such a positive, passionate and helpful member. It feels like I've known her for ages but I just recently had the pleasure of having her join CRPhotography where she had been posting a beautiful series of APN features. She has a keen eye, and a lot to give, which has shown over her years as part of the community. I'm actually surprised to go back on her page and see she's only been on the site 6 years, it feels like much more! Congratulations Kathy, I'm so glad to see you receive this award and I look forward to continuing to see you post on DA, whether it be your photography or your fun features and contests :heart:

Congrats on your Deviousness award Kathy! I started watching Kathy for her beautiful features showcasing artists recent artworks she found or APN features. Part of her gallery contains photographs of birds, something normal knowing that she is a bird lover. She is very talented and has great skills with her camera. You can find her in some beautiful groups that she admins like CRPhotography , NaturesHaven , dAWishingWell, AnimalsPlantsNature and ArtisticAnimals -- all of them deserve a watch! Kathy, I'm very happy to be part of your award article. I hope you'll enjoy it and that this award motivates you to create more content, which we will undoubtedly enjoy. You deserve it. Keep being awesome and active on DA.

I remember rainylake coming from nowhere. All of a sudden, there was this friendly energetic presence everywhere. If I liked a photo, chances were, I saw a rainylakecomment somewhere. It seems she's made it her mission to connect with all the artists here on DA in different ways, making them feel more welcome and making everything more fun. She regularly features artists, giving talented, unknown artists some well-deserved exposure, while also highlighting some of the best of the best. She hosts contests to engage the community and to give more artists opportunities to shine. It's truly wonderful to have her here.

rainylake is an exemplary member of our community, at the core of her love and dedication to DA is an admirable journey focused on connecting members and featuring their work and sharing their art thru her journals, in which I always discover new members.Kathy’s efforts symbolize what I consider most important in the way we can connect with each other in our community -- celebrating art and their creators.I love her wildlife photography, it reminds me that our planet is a work of art in many different ways.In a world saturated with social media she’s a shining star.

rainylake is one of those deviants who not only uploads stunning photography and artwork but has a personality of gold. She makes it a point to respond to as many people as she can and be very engaging with the community as well! I especially enjoy the new art she brings front and center with her highlights and feature journals! It's such a delight to see RainyLake receive the Deviousness award! Well deserved!


Congratulations to rainylake!

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Daily Deviations - April 2019

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 12:00 AM


My Daily Deviation selections for the month of February! Which were your favourites? Let me know in the comments :) (Smile)


     

Curly by vurdeM

Summer by hyamei

sunflower fields by mizartz

[SVIGNORE] Cliff City by Nonohara-Susu

Wayne Manor Pixel Playset (Preview) by Gasara

DrawNotHate by Eirwen980

Victorian Zootopia Sahara square by FairytalesArtist

Mushroom Town by jb0xtchi

Sunset Tunes by cosmicguts

Infinity gauntlet by TOLDart

Expectation by VitUrzh