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Pimps and Whoas - Sept. 21, 2018

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 12:00 AM


BLUE by lori-gami

News from the Team


:bulletorange: Dragon Quest XI Livestream
:bulletorange: Thank you Distortedsmile



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: Shoot it Again AC Contest - Ends Sept. 30, 2018
:bulletorange: DigArt Challenge - Ends Sept. 30, 2018
:bulletorange: Anthro Challenge 159 - Colour Theory - Ends Sept. 30, 2018
:bulletorange: Nature Wallpaper Contest - Ends Oct. 3, 2018



Project Educate


Project Educate is a joint venture between Community Relations (communityrelations) and the DeviantArt community. Every week, the project brings you a new set of articles with information, tips, and tricks about one of the many galleries within DeviantArt. Every month, we also have a Community Week built into the schedule, where everyone in the community has a chance to submit an article to share!

Coming Up - Community Engagement October 8 - 12th

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:

:bulletorange: Adoptables Week: We need you!
:bulletorange: Photography 101: Chapter 09: Nature Photography
:bulletorange: Winners of the '10 years from now' Contest!


In Memory of MagicalJoey :heart: 


:bulletorange: (LXXX). Saying Goodbye to a Friend
:bulletorange: Farewell MagicalJoey
:bulletorange: In Memoriam: MagicalJoey
:bulletorange: Honouring MagicalJoey
:bulletorange: In Loving Memory of Joanne Bolton:AKA MagicalJoey
:bulletorange: MagicalJoey
:bulletorange: Rippling Shock: Remembering Our Jo
:bulletorange: Warrior of the Hearts (Dedicated to MagicalJoey)


Informative News & Events


:bulletorange: 10 Things I am Grateful For
:bulletorange: 10 Things I am Grateful for
:bulletorange: 10 Things to be grateful for
:bulletorange: A R T B O O K to be released soon!
:bulletorange: All Dogs Reanimated! CLOSED
:bulletorange: Awareness of the Arts winners!
:bulletorange: CURRENT PHOTOMANIP CONTESTS
:bulletorange: Educational Article Index
:bulletorange: Litland News
:bulletorange: LitRecognition: Deviation Sensations
:bulletorange: Mid September News: Paths to Happiness
:bulletorange: Nature Newsletter - September 2018
:bulletorange: New Group Look
:bulletorange: October's Poetry Feature needs YOU!
:bulletorange: Photography ABC's - A is for...
:bulletorange: Photography Newsletter: September 2018
:bulletorange: Photomanip Newsletter September 2018
:bulletorange: Ten Things I Am Grateful For
:bulletorange: The APN Guide:Take Control of Your Camera Settings
:bulletorange: THE GAUNTLET! Feat. the Prompt That Kills People
:bulletorange: Want to learn to draw cats?
:bulletorange: Winners of the 30 day photo challenge!
:bulletorange: The Mid-Week Journal of Awesomeness #9
:bulletorange: Get your art UNDER CONTROL online course
:bulletorange: Stories of Strange Comfort
:bulletorange: HALLOWEEN IS COMING.
:bulletorange: Thursday Prompt: Man the Maker
:bulletorange: Art Trades and other cool stuff



Features & Interviews


:bulletorange: A Featuring - 2018
:bulletorange: Artists of APN: corniger-aries
:bulletorange: custoCREATORS - Interview with dpcdpc11
:bulletorange: custoCREATORS feature - LINUX SCREENSHOTS
:bulletorange: Decoding Daily Deviations: Drowning Joy
:bulletorange: Digitalportraitist Feature - Surreal II
:bulletorange: Discovered Treasures, Vol 4
:bulletorange: Exposing the Unexposed Vol. 108
:bulletorange: EYE ON TALENT CXXXVIII: Thanathorn Yantaporn
:bulletorange: Fantastic Fan Art Friday - 09-14-2018
:bulletorange: Feature Part XIII
:bulletorange: Featuring the Artist: jane-beata
:bulletorange: Found Treasures 3
:bulletorange: Hidden Fractalist Vol. XXVIII.
:bulletorange: J's Cool 8 #4
:bulletorange: MADE WITH HAND AND LOVE 10 of news No 8/2018
:bulletorange: Meet Your CV: lovelessdevotions (Digital Art)
:bulletorange: Monday Pixel Madness #192
:bulletorange: My Daily Deviation Highlights XCIII
:bulletorange: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol 197
:bulletorange: Progressive Saturday Night (v.203)
:bulletorange: rad trad: september 16
:bulletorange: Stock and Resources #8
:bulletorange: Stuff I Like: Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel
:bulletorange: Talent Tuesday: Showcase Volume 03
:bulletorange: The F Word 13
:bulletorange: The Great Tutorial Round-up: T is for...
:bulletorange: The Unseen Stock - September
:bulletorange: Throwback Thursday #17
:bulletorange: ThumbShare Feature Vol. 47
:bulletorange: ThumbShare: DiscoveringARTists #9
:bulletorange: Time Travel Vectors Vexels - Year 2012
:bulletorange: WALLPAPERS FEATURE
:bulletorange: Pin-Up and Glamour Spotlight 3
:bulletorange: TheArtistLounge's Artistic Journey #2



Commissions


:bulletorange: [CLOSED] ALL COMMISSIONS
:bulletorange: $10 Esk Commissions Open!
:bulletorange: 15$ Custom made dog collars
:bulletorange: 2 for 1 Commissions
:bulletorange: Commission Open
:bulletorange: Commissions - CLOSED
:bulletorange: Commissions [closed]
:bulletorange: Commissions are [OPEN]
:bulletorange: COMMISSIONS OPEN!
:bulletorange: Halloween Commissions Open! $5




Whoas - Theme: Blue


Very Merry Go Round v.16 (Monochrome 12) by SlytherclawPadawan

Arrival / Inward Alignment v.1.A3 Blue by SlytherclawPadawan

Heart of Robyn Labradorite Heart Pendant by popnicute

Guardians of the Isle by MoonlightPrincess

Le Rituel by Kryseis-Art

Auction: Splendidling by nybird

Surface Ring by Nimkish

Simple Blue by DreamsOfGems

Natural World by Kryseis-Art

Starry by natzufall

into the blue. by magnesina

Black Fairytale by SinistrosePhosphate

Blue by imaginism

miniature Book Necklace by twistedjewelry

Christmas Eve by Tolkyes

Arabian Nights vol II by Arichy

In the depths by kricky

Batman Bodypaint by KayPikeFashion

Come Along With Me by Buwu

Into the Blue by DusanMalobabic

the war of old souls in heaven by Fiery-Fire

Summer fun by ValeraPosmitniy

Metrography by everlastingdead

Never Let Me Go by Yuukon

Lot of Cigarettes After Sex by BobRock99

bergsbotn utsiktsplattform by roblfc1892

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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 guys:
: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 October 5th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Orange

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Daily Deviations Sept. 10th - 16th

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 12:00 AM


My Daily Deviation selections for the past week! Which was your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!

Pixel-art - 'Dream' by jokov
The Family Conspiracy by Giye
SNOW WHITE by danydiniz
The Music Industry by jflaxman
China's Rocket Soldier by MrDream
A Careless Entomologist by Kilcra
Forest Guardian by telthona

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank you Distortedsmile

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 1:42 PM


Please join me in thanking DistortedSmile for sharing her time and wisdom with the community during her term as a Community Volunteer :heart:



Avenger by DistortedSmile

Sharp and Cold by DistortedSmileJewish Quarter by DistortedSmile

Skin by Dan Leveille

Daily Deviations Sept 3rd - 9th

Sun Sep 9, 2018, 7:00 AM


My Daily Deviation selections for the previous week! Which was your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!

Early morning by straewefin
Children of the Sun by CelticBotan
Ardennes by LotharZhou
Albino deer of the Winter Forest by MartinaSaviane
The Art of Painting by Lasarasu
Ballpoint pen Jelly Doodle by dreamarian
Happy Place by silvia-giuli

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - Sept. 7, 2018

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 1:09 PM


Disney Babies2 by Gigei

News from the Team


:bulletorange: Celebrating Deviousness - September 2018
:bulletorange: Community Volunteer Openings
:bulletorange: Ripley's Unconventional Art Contest Semi-Finalists
:bulletorange: Ripley's Unconventional Art Contest Winners
:bulletorange: Wellington Wells Postcard Contest Winners


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: Shoot it Again AC Contest - Ends Sept. 30, 2018
:bulletorange: DigArt Challenge - Ends Sept. 30, 2018
:bulletorange: Anthro Challenge 159 - Colour Theory - Ends Sept. 30, 2018
:bulletorange: Nature Wallpaper Contest - Ends Oct. 3, 2018


Project Educate


Project Educate is a joint venture between Community Relations (communityrelations) and the DeviantArt community. Every week, the project brings you a new set of articles with information, tips, and tricks about one of the many galleries within DeviantArt. Every month, we also have a Community Week built into the schedule, where everyone in the community has a chance to submit an article to share!

Coming Up - Community Week October 8th - 12th

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:

:bulletorange: Bringing emotion through values
:bulletorange: Cotton vs Cellulose Paper for Watercolor Landscape
:bulletorange: Fan Art Week: WE NEED YOU!
:bulletorange: Find your way around Landscapes and Environments
:bulletorange: Giving Feedback: How do I do that?
:bulletorange: Technical Critique is Not the Only Feedback

Informative News & Events


:bulletorange: 10 Things I am Grateful For
:bulletorange: 10 Things I Am Grateful For
:bulletorange: 30 Day Challenge: A Day In Our Lives
:bulletorange: Adventurer: In search of lost creatures - Contest
:bulletorange: Back to School Contest!
:bulletorange: Contests Around DA: September Edition
:bulletorange: custoCREATORS
:bulletorange: Decoding Daily Deviations: Breeding
:bulletorange: Fan Art Newsletter - September 2018
:bulletorange: Help Wanted! Join the iPhotograph Team
:bulletorange: I'm about to start a drawing school!
:bulletorange: Job/Collab Listings 1
:bulletorange: Journey - timelapse is online
:bulletorange: Let's talk about wallpapers
:bulletorange: Litland News
:bulletorange: Monthly Feature Challenge: AUTUMN
:bulletorange: My #Daily5 Highlights (Week 7)
:bulletorange: NaturesHaven needs YOU!
:bulletorange: Organization and Art
:bulletorange: PhotographyGuide needs YOU!
:bulletorange: Project Comment - September Newsletter
:bulletorange: Quick updates
:bulletorange: Repeating contest - Let's brainstorm
:bulletorange: September Lineart Contest - Angels
:bulletorange: Serenade Your Friends With SASS
:bulletorange: Stock and Resources August
:bulletorange: Summertime Contest results!
:bulletorange: Super Simple Craft Photography
:bulletorange: The Call of the Rift: A Compendium
:bulletorange: Thoughts on motivation and art
:bulletorange: Thursday Prompt: Know Hope



Features & Interviews


:bulletorange: 15 Under 15 Feature 112
:bulletorange: APN Adventures, Vol. 76
:bulletorange: DeviantArt's Got Talent! Volume 5
:bulletorange: Devious Renders Weekly #29 #30
:bulletorange: Digital Painting weekly 16
:bulletorange: DiscoveringARTists: LoranDeSore
:bulletorange: Exposing the Unexposed Vol. 107
:bulletorange: EYE ON TALENT CXXXVI: Kanovsky
:bulletorange: Feature Friday - Edition #54
:bulletorange: Interview with Lisa-MariePhotog
:bulletorange: MADE WITH HAND AND LOVE 6 of news No 8/2018
:bulletorange: Medium Monday No.22 - Collage
:bulletorange: Monday Pixel Madness #190
:bulletorange: Monthly Feature: AUGUST 2018
:bulletorange: More Exposure Members features! 112
:bulletorange: OhSnap! - A Weekly Photography Feature - #46
:bulletorange: Pin-Up and Glamour Spotlight 2
:bulletorange: Progressive Saturday Night (v.202)
:bulletorange: rad trad: august 26
:bulletorange: The Ladies of Lit: Volume XCIII
:bulletorange: The TA-Feat LXXV




Commissions


:bulletorange: [OPEN 3/5] rough style commissions
:bulletorange: COMMISSION FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
:bulletorange: Commission Info (Open)
:bulletorange: Commissions 2018 (OPEN)!
:bulletorange: Commissions and an Introduction to Biomes
:bulletorange: Commissions Limited / Queue Masterpost
:bulletorange: COMMISSIONS OPEN!
:bulletorange: Inktober commissions time!!
:bulletorange: Pixel icon commissions [OPEN]
:bulletorange: Pokemon commission 2018


Whoas - Theme: Babies

Chrysso nigra and her babies by melvynyeo

Mother dragon and her dragon baby by Manzanedo

Baby seals by Sunima

Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever by Mouselemur

Baby succulent by Furrykami-creatures

They love by AnastasiaSia

.:Happiness:. by RHCheng

kitten kisses by venomxbaby

kangaroos by da-bu-di-bu-da



Babies by jasric

My First kiss by Eroticondon

Baby Saw Whet Owls and Saddleback Caterpillar by Psithyrus

The Little Sombrero by borda

Baby Hippo Handmade Toy by Lyntoys

sleeping by Alliot-art

Daily Paint 2104. Pupperoni by Cryptid-Creations






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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.  

What I'm looking for from you guys:
: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 September 21st and the theme for the "Whoas" is Blue.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Ruby topaz by UszatyArbuzIn 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. Join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.

Introducing UszatyArbuz

:iconuszatyarbuz:

My name is Aleksandra and I'm an artist from Poland. In what media do I create? It's hard to tell as often times I feel like a jack of all trades. Art is in my life since I remember - in fact, my oldest memory is connected with drawing. In my early teenage years, I was mostly drawing manga using traditional media. When I joined DA I was sharing photography and my first pixel arts. Before - I posted both photography and pixel art here, now - I moved photography to my other social media. I'm a pixel art creator and a big supporter of this community on DA since then, especially with my weekly pixel art feature. A few years ago I got a graphics tablet from my friend, and I decided to try digital illustrations which gave me a lot of fun while I was drawing! My favorite subject is birds, but I also have a little Halloween-related series of illustrations. In the meantime, I was trying a lot of different artisan crafts: from polymer clay charms, trough embroidery to focusing on creating greeting cards and scrapbooking - which currently are uploaded to my other social media as well.

Still, I think I'm most known on DA for my resources and "pimping-up" profiles. As a past student of Applied Computer Science, I gained basic info about HTML and CSS, but to be honest I truly began to use it here on DA. I started with creating journal skins, but then I noticed it's fun to pretty up not only journals but also deviants' profile pages and galleries, making it one whole themed "online business card". I love when someone comes to me with an original idea and it makes me really happy to help people to personalize their page. But most of all I'm happy that so many people got inspired and started to create resources to decorate profiles, for all users regardless of the subscription status. One day I started to ask myself, "Is there a limit on customization on DeviantArt?". I started to explore the possibilities of creating CSS based decorations, and I still learn something new every day. That's what I love about it the most - exploring the possibilities, being resourceful and deepening my practical knowledge. And on the other side - inspiring people to try on their own and helping them to express themselves through making their little DeviantArt home personal and their "own".


Majora's Madness Group Profileby UszatyArbuz
aurig the hyena doorknobby UszatyArbuz
linden profile pimpingby UszatyArbuz
castle room backgroundby UszatyArbuz
The Penny Dreadfuls Gallery skinby UszatyArbuz
Weekly Dose of Coffeeby UszatyArbuz
halloween feastby UszatyArbuz
herbieby UszatyArbuz
profile of a toucanby UszatyArbuz
first snowby UszatyArbuz
pokemon township gallery skinby UszatyArbuz

september 2018

Deviousness Award Winner

If you've spent time interacting within the DeviantArt Community, there's a strong possibility that you have encountered a floating watermelon avatar with cat ears — that whimsical icon belongs to UszatyArbuz! UszatyArbuz is one of those people that just continues to give back. Whether she's sharing amazing ways to customize your DevantArt experience, educating through incredible art tutorials, posting inspiring art features, or just generally being friendly and welcoming, it is very easy to see why she is beloved by many. Beyond this, her gallery is absolutely stunning and spans across a variety of mediums. For all of these reasons it is our absolute honor to award her with Deviousness for September 2018.

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:iconwdwparksgal::iconmrs-durden::icontana-jo::icongeorgexvii::iconamarantheans::icontokyomoonlight::iconfizzypinkbubbles::iconladylincoln::iconyuukon::iconmouselemur::iconalexanderpaupoff::iconthegalleryofeve::iconandorada::iconstygma::iconsassy--cat:

Aleksandra aka UszatyArbuz has been such a good DA friend of mine for years. She is such a wonderful person and is busy, busy, busy on DeviantArt. So busy, I have no idea how she does it all! When I needed help at DevNews I asked her if she could please help out, and she immediately said yes, even though she was already an admin at several other groups. There is a saying that states, 'when you want something done, ask a busy person', and I can attest that is so very true of her. Aleksandra is such a varied artist, but my favorites she does are the painting on craft items, her pixel art and her skins and widget CSSes. She takes commissions, which I've been happily able to take advantage of for Angels-And-Gangstas, but she also creates free skins for the community, including skins for non-core members, which add decoration to a profile page of a Deviant who doesn't currently have a Core membership.If she receives a comment or note Aleksandra will reply. It seems as if I am forever asking her questions or asking for advice and she is right there with her answer and/or her opinion. I listen very carefully to what she has to say. She often posts a variety of feature journals, and when looking through her journal list, it is obvious she enjoys many types of artwork. Many Deviants look forward to her yearly 'Halloween Scavenger Hunt' that is not only fun but has prizes as well. She collects points to be used as 'Hunt' prizes and has the help of many donators. It is a unique experience! If you see a bouncy watermelon avatar, you know you're on the right page for Aleksandra. Many congratulations on receiving Deviousness dear. You are so very deserving.

UszatyArbuz is one of those deviants I'm always happy to see pop up in my message center. To me, she seems like a happy medium between peppy and down to earth. I've always loved the work she does, as she without a doubt has remarkable skill and talent. I've been loving learning more about her on a personal level, through her daily status posts for my 30-day photo challenge, and I look forward to hopefully learning even more about her. I'm certainly very happy to see her receive this honor, and always wish her the best! May she stay on DA for a long time to come.

I became aware of the friendly watermelon kitty soon after I joined DA, and in a way, it was quite daunting to come across this one person in so many places. UszatyArbuz can be found anywhere - participating in charity collaborations, creating fantastic features, making amazing digital works, doing some pixel madness, crazy coding and let's not forget her Halloween, Scavenger Hunt. I'm happy to say she's one of the BIG names that are not at all imposing when you get to know her. With her immense skill set (some closeted because she's *that* multi-talented) and her great and friendly attitude towards anyone she approaches, it's really no surprise at all that she's awarded the Deviousness Award. Thank you for all that you do, Aleksandra; be it in the background of a gallery or journal skin, on the foreground with the other multitude of art you create or taking the center spot with your amazing personality that is 100% you!

She is a very helpful person with a lot of nice resources to support and magnify each deviant's profile page - no matter if core or not. If one needs help or an advice you can always reach her and actually receive help or a solution to your problem. Furthermore, she has a lot of nice designs so that everyone finds something of their liking. I am active in this field as well so for me she is a great inspiration in terms of design and coding. Over only a few months she made massive improvements and I am glad to know her and I will gladly see what comes in future!

Who said watermelon? Ola is one of my favorite deviants, we have a little friendship out of DA too and this helped me know her better as a person, and not only as an artist. Her Monday Pixel Madness project is a great one, she featured a lot of pixel artists on those features, also on Fav Feature another great project that she posted. As an artist, she creates great digital art, journal skins, resources, and is a very talented artisan crafter too. Dear Ola, I'm so happy for your deviousness award, wow, congrats girl, well deserved! Keep being awesome, keep helping deviants, and keep up the good work.

I first met UszatyArbuz when I commissioned her for a journal skin. I had no idea what I was talking about and I was super picky, but Aleksandra stayed super patient with me through it all and the result was something amazing that I still use multiple times every week! Over time, what started as a business relationship, grew into a wonderful friendship. We laugh, we share thoughts, exchange ideas and above all, she's been a great help whenever I get stuck on something. She's a true wizard when it comes to CSS and makes the most adorable pixel art. Dear Watermelon girl, you are an absolutely wonderful person and I value our friendship very much. I am beyond thrilled to see you join the club! Congratulations my dear! .

UszatyArbuz is such an inspiration because of the inclusive nature of all of her work and community efforts. Whether it be her enthusiastic organization of contests and events, her endeavor to bring pizzazz to the profiles and journals of everyone through her numerous resources, or the small but not insignificant show of thoughtfulness in her messages wishing people during festivals, UszatyArbuz is an embodiment of everything DA should be about. Congratulations, Aleksandra! This was definitely a long time coming..

nature child YCH iiiby UszatyArbuz
nature child YCH iby UszatyArbuz
nature child ych IIby UszatyArbuz

@usztyarbuz a deviant deserving of recognition, she is a wonderful part of this community. When I joined this site four years ago, Ola was one of the first deviants that I met. She helped me feel at home within this large database of people. I have never felt more comfortable reaching out to and getting to know someone. She brings a warm feeling to all she meets, and her annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt is always fun to participate in. Ola is a staple to many of us here on DeviantArt, with her award-winning personality, to the imagination she brings to the CSS community. Her seamless Journal, Widget, and Gallery Skins grace many of the profiles on DA (Including Mine). In my opinion, she is the best (and that is my complete and total BIASED opinion)! She is also a skilled Digital Artist, Pixel Artist, and Artisan Crafter. Her gallery is packed full of her special talents. I am honored to consider her among my friends and love our yearly Christmas Card exchange. Congratulations, Ola, enjoy your award, because you deserve it.

This cute "kitten melon" is very hard to miss in the DeviantArt community. So as her avatar icon is amazing, so is she. A wonderful person to be around, always helpful and kind. Anyone who likes to be special and wants to have a custom look for the profile page or any cool page widget, her gallery is the way to go. Are you clueless about coding and pc language, she will translate it for you. She is a team member of many groups and also a true master of 1000 hobbies. I'm so happy to have met you Aleksandra. Congratulations UszatyArbus on your well-deserved Deviousness award!

Aleksandra is devoted to the DeviantArt community and I am not surprised she is finally honored with the Deviousness Award. Her contribution here is truly remarkable. She is an active administrator of many community groups, she writes weekly features, she creates resources to prettify our profiles. She spends so much of her time for others and totally deserves to be recognized. The "Eared Watermelon" is not only an active shining star for our community, she is also a talented digital artist who creates amazingly detailed pixel art, one of many of her passions. She is skilled at making CSS code for DeviantArt profiles, galleries and journals. My personal favorites of her are her bird themed digital paintings. Her work is a must see. Aleksandra is friendly and fun, and I am happy to be among her online friends. She is an inspiration to me and probably to many others as well. It's exciting to see her get the Deviousness Award. Thank you, Aleksandra, for your work and your contribution to our community.

UszatyArbuz is not only a very talented artist but is also the best CSS coder you will find on deviantArt for your personal or group journal skins. She is very professional and will make certain you are completely satisfied with the final product. Her coding rates are especially affordable and are produced promptly for your needs. She also creates awesome pagedolls, icons and more. I have commissioned her for several of the above aforementioned products and have been completely satisfied every time. She is an exemplary deviant on this wonderful art site and is willing to help anyone in any way she is able. If for some reason she is unable to help answer a question for you she will seek out the answer and direct you to the proper deviants who can assist you. She keeps herself involved in many activities and groups and her annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt is always a huge success. If you're looking for anything fun and deviantArt related she is your "go-to" person. She's fabulous and I couldn't say enough great things about her as an artist, coder and a friend! A HUGE asset to deviantArt! Way to go Aleksandra and a great big Congrats on your Deviousness Award! Well earned and deserved!

Ever since I first came across UszatyArbuz's profile, I have been wowed not only by her astounding knowledge of HTML and CSS coding but her friendliness and kindness! I absolutely adore the wonderful resources with which she has provided for the community, and I always look forward to seeing another one of her 'Monday Pixel Madness' features every week! Congratulations, dear Aleksandra!

Whenever I think of the talented Aleksandra, the first thing springing to mind are her remarkable code resources and stunning CSS journal designs. I myself have commissioned from her and each journal is its own distinct work of beauty. Aleksandra has such a brilliant eye for detail and vibrancy. Not only that, she is one the most outgoing, thoughtful people you might hope to meet on DeviantArt - filled to the brim with talent and heart. Her diverse gallery stands as a true testament that with hard work, community spirit, determination, and kindness - one can achieve anything. I greatly admire her personal flair as an artist and treasure her as a friend. To that end, I sincerely hope receiving the prestigious Deviousness Award reminds her of the important role she plays within our growing community. The wonderful UszatyArbuz well deserves this honor for all of her ongoing efforts and I happily offer my heartfelt congratulations to her on Deviousness!

Aleksandra has been very dedicated to helping make DeviantArt a better place! A wonderful friend you can count on whenever you need her, she always has a positive attitude towards everything she does. I've had the pleasure of seeing her in action as a group Admin, and it is such a pleasure having her around! Her coding skills inspire me! I love her special widgets and her non-core journal skins are one of my favorite creations of hers!!! She's skilled in multiple art categories, so visiting her gallery is always rewarding, because you'll always find lots of amazing creations to admire and be inspired by! It is such a JOY seeing such a good person, artist and friend being recognized in this lovely manner <3 CongraSUPERtulations, my dearest Ola!.

From all the things I could list about Ola with this wonderful occasion, the first one which comes to mind is her friendliness! She has a style of interacting in the community which is direct and warm. This, coupled with her hard work and the skills she gained over the years, transformed her account into a reference point on DA! The joy she has in playing with designs, nerding around in CSS and HTML, made the work of many features so much fun and so much easier! The tutorials she wrote over the years, and the continuous help she provides in various groups, together with her constant featuring activities, have inspired and supported so many around DA! She cares deeply for this community, and if you've never taken part in one of the events organized or supported by her - keep an eye for them - they are really fun! Smart, witty, reliable and hardworking - she's really deserving of this award!


Congratulations to UszatyArbuz!

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DD Round-up - August 2018

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 7:59 AM


In case you missed them, here are all my Daily Deviation selections for August 2018 :heart:

Enjoy!


Step by Step by Mogyugyu    Code Name 002 (DigitalPainting) by AdvalsPaint            
Flow by Syu-mln     Pixel Dailies  03-06 Nest X5 by TRUEvector
Fallen angel by RGBfumes    Friendly Hiker by fredcassart
My Lovely Llama Gallery - Complete by Ejderha-Arts     More Star Wars stuff by DanOcean
the marvelous misadventures of flapjack by 6VCR     Alien girl by Tigrsasha
Black Hole in the Milky Way by TanyaShatseva     Saved by a brush by gyurka
fight it out by pen77299     EUROPA DOLL. by S88-DESIGNHOUSE
2D Animation For TERRORHYTHM part 1 by IvanBoyko     .Mythbook: Taiga. by Hetiru
Light by Cushart     Vintage Garden by GrimDreamArt
Blood spilt by spectre-draws     Wooden church in Blizanow by GreeGW
Mukhomorka Ivanovna by Last-Valentine     exotic by vi0letdreamer
Noka, City Of Fire by Alayna     Couple in Space (Comm) by loveedreams
Reaper's Gift by ABeardedArtist     PSO by sammihisame
The Secret Garden by Irulana     snowwhite 7 sinns by artbyaliz
Kushiels Chosen I by mynameistran     Night meeting  with Venecia by tomaszlisiak
just like before by parrotte

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - August 24, 2018

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 9:00 PM


The Norwegian Dolomites by streamweb

News from the Team


:bulletorange: Welcome Ellysiumn, Astralseed and niivu!
:bulletorange: Welcome gudsforladt
:bulletorange: Welcome thegalleryofeve
:bulletorange: Welcome to BloodyWing and Thiefoworld
:bulletorange: Wellington Wells Postcard Contest Semi-finalists



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: Anthro Challenge #158 - Perspective - Deadline August 31, 2018


Project Educate


Project Educate is a joint venture between Community Relations (communityrelations) and the DeviantArt community. Every week, the project brings you a new set of articles with information, tips, and tricks about one of the many galleries within DeviantArt. Every month, we also have a Community Week built into the schedule, where everyone in the community has a chance to submit an article to share!

Coming Up - August 25th & 26th - Feedback Weekend

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:



Informative News & Events


:bulletorange: 18th Birthday Haiku Forum Contest Winner!
:bulletorange: Birthday Caption Contest Winners
:bulletorange: Holy Batman, introduction!
:bulletorange: Litland News
:bulletorange: LitRecognition: Welcoming Committee
:bulletorange: Mid August News: New Paths, Ever Forward
:bulletorange: Monthly Feature Challenge: AUTUMN
:bulletorange: Gauntlet 2018 CONFIRMED. Call for judges
:bulletorange: New Painting Process Video: Iceberg!
:bulletorange: No, Marissa, the other OC
:bulletorange: Photography Newsletter: August 2018
:bulletorange: Prose Basics: What is Voice, Anyway?
:bulletorange: Stock Use Challenge: Fairytale Castle
:bulletorange: The Great Tutorial Round-up: R is for...
:bulletorange: Thursday be it! Weekly DA Contests coming soon!
:bulletorange: Useful resources
:bulletorange: Rambling On About Sketches
:bulletorange: News Central
:bulletorange: Group-Kickstarters tutorial: Group information
:bulletorange: Pride Contest: ALL THE PRIDE (Signal Boost)


Features & Interviews


:bulletorange:+ Do Not Give Up + Feature #1 +
:bulletorange: APN Adventures, Vol. 75
:bulletorange: DeviantArt's Got Talent Volume 4
:bulletorange: Devious Renders Weekly #27 #28
:bulletorange: Digital Art Spotlight Vol. 02
:bulletorange: EYE ON TALENT CXXXIV: Gaptica
:bulletorange: Freshly Framed #01
:bulletorange: Hidden Fractalist Vol. XXVI.
:bulletorange: Just One More Question...v5
:bulletorange: Medium Monday No.21 - Papercraft
:bulletorange: Monday Pixel Madness #187
:bulletorange: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol 196
:bulletorange: Places - Part 95
:bulletorange: Progressive Saturday Night (v.200)
:bulletorange: Sunday Feature #64
:bulletorange: Talent Tuesday: Interview Vol. 01
:bulletorange: The Imaginarium - Thematic Art Feature #20
:bulletorange: THE NEXT BIG THING #131
:bulletorange: The Unseen Stock - August
:bulletorange: The Well's AUGUST 2018 Treasure Chest
:bulletorange: TheArtistLounge Artistic Journey #1
:bulletorange: ThumbShare: DiscoveringARTists #5
:bulletorange: TO SEARCH THE RAINBOW-TREASURE 21 of News 7-2018
:bulletorange: Tuesday Treats: Pins and Brooches
:bulletorange: Weekly Art Feature #37
:bulletorange: rad trad: august 12
:bulletorange: The TA-Feat LXXIII


Commissions


:bulletorange: + Traditional Commissions + OPEN +
:bulletorange: Bust and Pixel Commissions
:bulletorange: Commission Information (OPENING)
:bulletorange: Commissions OPEN
:bulletorange: Commissions OPEN! 0/5 Slots Taken
:bulletorange: August- Commissions are open
:bulletorange: My cat is sick - Commissions
:bulletorange: Character Drawing Commission [ OPEN ]
:bulletorange: Pet Portrait Commission [OPEN]



Whoas - Theme: Soft



Opal by PaintedFeatherz14

Dim Light by Stygma

senses VII by JoannaRzeznikowska

Lille / Cat pet portrait II by SaniAmaniCrafts

Don't touch me by Regaux

Be nice, Be a bear by ThreeLeaves

You Let Me Walk Alone by Yuukon




292 - Soft and Fluffy by ElyneNoir

Baltic perspective by Dybcio

Discovery by GeorgeXVII

Sneak Attack by Nate-Zeman

{c} Lotte by sulyia

Can't we all be friends? by nocturnalMoTH

Professor Booboo by meganjoy

the things that matter by theCHAMBA

Heaven by NicolasEvariste

It's too cold..! by Thunderi

Breaking the Ice by SlytherclawPadawan

cats by Fioleeetka

color me beautiful by ivadesign

After lunchtime by RoryonaRainbow

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What I'm looking for from you guys:
: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 September 7th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Babies

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Welcome gudsforladt

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 11:05 AM


Please join me in welcoming our newest member to the Community Volunteer team!


Gudsforladt - Chats & Forums




Den Gamles Stemme Brister by Gudsforladt

Welcome to Heck by Gudsforladt

Rubbed Out by Gudsforladt

:heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Welcome thegalleryofeve

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 10:07 AM


Please join me in welcoming the newest member of the Community Volunteer team!

TheGalleryOfEve - Vector & Vexel


Sheepies by TheGalleryOfEve
Mia ActsOfRandomKindness by TheGalleryOfEve
Magic 17 by TheGalleryOfEve

    
:heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille



Community-Relations-Rebrand Large V2.1 by Moonbeam13



Please join me in welcoming the newest members of the Community Volunteer team - we're on a roll!

Image from iOS by Moonbeam13




Ellysiumn - Wallpaper



Eagles dance by Ellysiumn

Birds refuge by Ellysiumn

The fury of the gods by Ellysiumn



Astralseed - Fan Art & Forums


Noragami - Yato by Astralseed

Death Note - Ryuk by Astralseed


GF1309 - ASS FlimFlam by Astralseed


niivu - Skins & Themes


Bouquet Windows 10 Theme by niivu

GROVE Windows 10 theme by niivu

The HIVE RocketDock by niivu

What are you waiting for? Go welcome them!

:heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Welcome to BloodyWing and Thiefoworld

Wed Aug 15, 2018, 3:03 PM


Community-Relations-Rebrand Large V2.1 by Moonbeam13

Please join me in welcoming BloodyWing and Thiefoworld to the Community Volunteer team!


BloodyWing - Pinup and Glamour (Digital and Photography)


Maud by BloodyWing
Dojikko by BloodyWing
Lilymai by BloodyWing



Thiefoworld  - Fan Art


10s across the board by Thiefoworld

Eurovision 2017 by Thiefoworld

Turret deployed! by Thiefoworld


Go introduce yourselves now! :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - August 10, 2018

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 2:00 PM


Valentine's Day 2018 Sculptures by PepperTreeArt





News from the Team


:bulletpurple: Celebrating 18 Years of DeviantArt!
:bulletpurple: Celebrating Artist Evolution!
:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - August 2018
:bulletpurple: Happy 18th Birthday DeviantArt! (now with winners!
:bulletpurple: Community Volunteer Openings
:bulletpurple: Thank you, doughboycafe!
:bulletpurple: The Yearbook
:bulletpurple: Welcome phoenixleo
:bulletpurple: Welcome to AngeKrystaleen and Lady-Suchiko
:bulletpurple: Welcome, Tokyomoonlight!



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

:bulletpink: The We Happy Few Wellington Wells Postcard Contest - Deadline August 14, 2018
:bulletpink: Ripley's Unconventional Art Contest - Deadline August 20, 2018
:bulletpink: All Mediums Contest: 10 years from now - Deadline September 5, 2018
:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge #158 - Perspective - Deadline August 31, 2018
:bulletpink: The Summertime contest - Deadlne August 25, 2018



Project Educate



Project Educate is a joint venture between Community Relations (communityrelations) and the DeviantArt community. Every week, the project brings to you a new set of articles with information, tips, and tricks about one of the many galleries within DeviantArt. Every month, we also have a Community Week built into the schedule, where everyone in the community has a chance to submit an article to share!

Coming Up - Landscapes Weekend - August 18 - 19th

:bulletpink: AbstractNSurrealArmy: Interview with Einsilbig
:bulletpink: Floating Teacup Tutorial
:bulletpink: Exploring Abstract and Surreal Photography
:bulletpink: False Infrared Photography Tutorial

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:



Informative News & Events


:bulletblue: -Group and Gallery Guidelines-
:bulletblue: ADVENTURE SQUAD - KICKSTARTER
:bulletblue: Another day, another macro artist: SBartek
:bulletblue: Can't afford Photoshop?
:bulletblue: Comment Month: August
:bulletblue: CURRENT PHOTOMANIP CONTESTS
:bulletblue: Huntress On the Hunt #4 DA's B'Day Scavenger Hunt
:bulletblue: Learn the Journ
:bulletblue: Litland News
:bulletblue: LitRecognition: In the Weekly Spotlight
:bulletblue: Manga/Anime Daily Deviations
:bulletblue: MONTHLY CHALLENGE: POPPIES
:bulletblue: Monthly Feature Challenge: AUTUMN
:bulletblue: Mutant Collab: what this is and how to participate
:bulletblue: Project Comment - August Newsletter
:bulletblue: Stock sites, tutorials and photomanip groups
:bulletblue: T-A-L: Looking for Admins
:bulletblue: Do You Know dA Challenge? Win 5000 points!


Features &amp; Interviews


:bulletred: AUG 3RD Art Feature
:bulletred: August: Intro and Feedback Frenzy
:bulletred: AWW August 2018
:bulletred: Chatter of the Month #18: Medjoe!
:bulletred: Decoding Daily Deviations: The White Witch: Dagger
:bulletred: Digital Art Spotlight Vol. 01
:bulletred: Digital Painting Weekly 13
:bulletred: DiscoveringARTists: Hart-Worx
:bulletred: EYE ON TALENT CXXXII: Artur Treffner
:bulletred: Fantastic Fan Art Friday - 08-03-2018
:bulletred: Feature: Let's Get 3D! (Traditional) vol. 1

:bulletred: Medium Monday No. 20 - Typography and Text art

:bulletred: Monday Pixel Madness #186
:bulletred: Monthly Feature: JULY 2018
:bulletred: MTF - August 2018 + Ocean and Sea
:bulletred: Progressive Saturday Night (v.198)
:bulletred: rad trad: august 5
:bulletred: The Ladies of Lit: Volume XCII
:bulletred: The Unseen Stock - July '18 (2)


:bulletred: ThumbShare: DiscoveringARTists #3
:bulletred: My Daily Deviation Highlights LXXXIX



Commissions


:bulletpink: Cheap commissions are open again~!
:bulletpink: Commission Prices [OPEN]
:bulletpink: Commission Promotion: Artisan Crafts
:bulletpink: Commissions + trades
:bulletpink: Commissions 2018 (OPEN)!
:bulletpink: Commissions Open / Queue Masterpost
:bulletpink: Commissions Open!
:bulletpink: Commissions Opened. 4 Slots Available.




Whoas - Theme: Small



Duckling Pals by Innocentium


Can I eat it? by Non-timere


Baby succulent by Furrykami-creatures


Fox Needle Felted Miniature by Lyntoys


L'amore Esiste by Yuukon


Gadfly by dack99


My niece by OlgaSternik


Cute Koi Fish Pond in a Tin by AdasAtelier


unicorn bunny by da-bu-di-bu-da


white giraffe by da-bu-di-bu-da


Small life by BlackAmine


Small Skipper - Thymelicus sylvestris by Mendipman


Small by MaaykeKlaver


small by lostknightkg


Tiny wooden jointed kitten by monkeygstudio


Miniature Purritos by Pajutee


Penguin Needle Felted Aku by Lyntoys


Small poodle by Ksuksa-Raykova


As Small As I Can Make It by SmallCreationsByMel

1:12 miniature baking scene by sugarcharmshop


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:note: To contribute to the next issue of "Pimps &amp; Whoas" please include it in the comments below with the appropriate links and information. &nbsp;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:
:bulletred: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletred: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletred: Deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletred: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletred: Anything else you feel you want the DeviantArt community to know about!


Next issue to be posted August 24th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Soft.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Welcome phoenixleo

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 3:03 PM


Community-Relations-Rebrand Large V2.1 by Moonbeam13




Please join me in welcoming the newest member of the Community Volunteer team - phoenixleo!


He will be helping out with moderating forums so take a moment and go welcome him :)


Coronation of a Moon Prince by phoenixleo
The Lady Electric by phoenixleo
A Lonely Migration by phoenixleo

Skin by Dan Leveille



Community-Relations-Rebrand Large V2.1 by Moonbeam13



Please join me in welcoming our two newest members of the Community Volunteer team! Both will be helping to feature and showcase the Anime & Manga communities :)


AngeKrystaleen 

+ TBF + The Two Birds + by AngeKrystaleen

+ Onmyoji Contest + Colors of Death + by AngeKrystaleen
+ Lapis V2 + Lunalys + by AngeKrystaleen





Lady-Suchiko 

C: Cheri by Lady-Suchiko
Reine's New Haven Outfit v2 by Lady-Suchiko
Wallpaper: Kagome Summer by Lady-Suchiko

Skin by Dan Leveille

Community Volunteer Openings

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 2:44 PM


Community-Relations-Rebrand Large V2.1 by Moonbeam13


I'm currently looking for people to join our team in the following areas:

Bullet; Green 3-Dimensional Art

Bullet; Green Artistic Nude Photography
Bullet; Green Chats and Forums
Bullet; Green Emoticons
Bullet; Green Film and Animation
Bullet; Green Literature
Bullet; Green Photojournalism
Bullet; Green Pixel Art
Bullet; Green Street Art
Bullet; Green Stock and Resources

  • Please read FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on DeviantArt? before applying for a Community Volunteer position
  • Note that you must be 18 years of age or older to qualify
  • Please do NOT send notes
:note: If there isn't a spot open, feel free to send in an application for an area you are interested in

:note: Due to the large volume of applications received, it is not possible to respond to everyone that applies. Only those being considered will be contacted. Thank you

                                                  :star: APPLY NOW:star:

Skin by Dan Leveille



Balloonheader by Moonbeam13



UPDATE: The Winners !


Please join us in congratulating the winners of our DeviantArt Academy Scavenger Hunt!

DanielaIvanova
Yuukon 
RTNightmare

Also, a special THANK YOU from our team to SmolSalty for creating our Graduation Fella mascot for this contest!

Thank you to everyone that participated, it was a lot of fun for us :heart:
___________________________________________________________

Welcome to DeviantArt Academy!


Let me introduce myself! My name is Danielle and I am your dedicated Guidance Counselor. It seems we have come to the end of your high school experience -- Senior year! I have come to see you all as my children and as such I will miss you but I know you're about to embark onto bigger things. That said, we still have something special to experience together -- Prom! This year's prom is themed around success, growing up and achieving the important milestone that is graduation. 

We just have one little problem....and I am going to need your help solving it! 

Fella, our dedicated school mascot has disappeared! OMG It seems a rival school may have cut him into little pieces and hidden him throughout our very own school grounds! I think I've fainted. Obviously, we cannot have a prom without our beloved mascot pieced back together and ready to celebrate with us....please, oh please, will you help us?

How it works


Some of the beloved staff of DeviantArt Academy went undercover, as spies, to find key clues as to where Fella's bits and pieces had been hidden! You'll need to search school grounds and school staff to find these clues that will lead you to Fella's discarded parts. Forgotten the layout of the school and who are staff are? Fear not, we have this handy list for you:

The Principal
The Principal's Office
The Assistant Principal
The Guidance Counselor
The Art Teacher
The Science Teacher
The School Nurse
The Janitor
The School Psychologist
A Locker
The Library
The Gymnasium
The Lunch Lady

What to do


Go to each profile page listed above. The staff members or school ground locations will have a clue hidden on their page telling you where you will find a piece of Fella. Oftentimes, the clue will involve solving a puzzle or a riddle of sorts. Keep going until you find every broken piece of Fella so that you can put him back together in time for Prom! Party

Careful, though, Fella's pieces could be hidden ANYWHERE on DeviantArt so you will need to very carefully analyze and understand each clue you find on school staff or school grounds! Ninja

Hurry Up!


You have until August 7th at 11:59 PM PST (Los Angeles) to find all of Fella's pieces and assemble him back together. Once you've done that, send the image of Fella whole again to our Principal!

The Rules


  • Work alone. The 3 first participants to send Fella put back together to the Principal will be the winners -- you don't want to risk not making it into that top 3 by helping other people.
  • You may NOT note any of the other school staff or school grounds to ask them where their clue or puzzle (Fella) piece is.
  • You may only come to me (Moonbeam13) for more hints and tips. But you can only ask me ONE question per day (so 3 questions TOTAL), otherwise, you're off to detention!
  • Turn in the image of Fella assembled back together to The Principal by August 7th by 11:59 PM PST (Los Angeles).
  • So to recap -  The only 2 people you should ever note for this game are either me (the guidance counselor) if you are in dire need for help and the Principal, once you have completed the game and can turn in our Fella that has been put back together.
  • Again, seriously, don't send notes to people. They won't answer anyways Stare

Prizing


Now you might be wondering why on earth you'd put in so much time and effort to find and save our dear mascot Fella...well beyond saving the day and helping DeviantArt Academy's Prom go forward...I will also be awarding 2,000 points and a 6-month premium membership each to the 3 first people to send a fixed Fella to the Principal!

Lost and confused?


As I've already mentioned, if you find yourself dazed and confused walking through these high school hallways, fear not, the guidance counselor's door is always open. BUT, like I said, I have quite a busy schedule planning Prom and all the rest of our graduation shenanigans. You'll need to be patient, and might I add that if you bombard me with questions, I might just send you to detention, where I hear few souls have ventured out of in the past ten years or so, but seriously, you get to ask me 1 question per day kids.

P.S:

Keep an eye out for chat and forum games on the 7th of August for chances to win extra prizes and have some extra high school fun! La la la la

Skin by Dan Leveille

Welcome, Tokyomoonlight!

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 9:59 AM


Community-Relations-Rebrand Large V2.1 by Moonbeam13



Please join me in welcoming TokyoMoonlight to the Community Volunteer team! She'll be helping us highlight and support the amazing Traditional Art community on DeviantArt!

Take a moment and say hi!

The Eye Of Truth by TokyoMoonlight
Maribor by TokyoMoonlight

Inktober 2017 Day 27 by TokyoMoonlight

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank you, doughboycafe!

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 9:21 AM


Resize by Moonbeam13




Please join me in thanking doughboycafe for being an awesome member of the Community Volunteer team :) We will miss her on the team but know she has amazing things in her future :heart:









Thank you, doughboycafe!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Celebrating Deviousness - August 2018

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 12:00 AM
Enchanted twilight ~ Daily Deviation by EllysiumnIn 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. Join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.

Introducing Ellysiumn

:iconellysiumn:

My name is Gene, and I am a dream weaver. I was born in Munich, but I have also Spanish blood on my mother's side. I spend seasons in Germany and Spain. I started out with Photoshop about 13 years ago, at first only for distraction but it rapidly became an addiction, to the point that I spent hours on it, even forgetting to eat! I'm an observer by nature, I love looking at the sky, space, and long distances. I am always in the clouds! When I create my dreamscapes, I am used to abstracting myself from reality. It is my window to other worlds of magic and surreal fantasy, between the fusion of emotional feelings and dreams. All my creations are related to other universes or parallel realities. 

My main goal is to give inspiration to others with my arts, and also helping artists to grow, getting them exposure through my features, my groups, DDs suggestions, I am always willing to help by nature. When I first joined DA 7 years ago with my photo account, I had no idea what to expect. A year later, I created my art account and boom! As soon as I joined this awesome artist community, it became my home. I started straight away to grow in parallel with my inspiration! Ja! DA is my home and a big part of my life.


the spectral forestby Ellysiumn
between the cloudsby Ellysiumn
symphony of lightby Ellysiumn
sunset lanternsby Ellysiumn
nature colorsby Ellysiumn
midnight sunby Ellysiumn
foreverby Ellysiumn
the tree of wisdomby Ellysiumn
dragon flightby Ellysiumn
can't stop the feelingby Ellysiumn
my fine feathered friendby Ellysiumn

August 2018

Deviousness Award Winner


Ellysiumn’s gallery is literally the stuff dreams are made of so it’s not surprising to learn that many refer to him as a “dream weaver.” His imagination knows no bounds and he welcomes us into the fantastical worlds that he creates with open arms. However, it is far more than his creativity that attracts visitors to his page time and again -- it is the person himself that is the magnetic pull. Ellysiumn spends a great deal of his time promoting and supporting the work of other DeviantArt artists far more than he promotes himself. He is a kind and generous soul that has clearly made DeviantArt his home. We are honoured to be part of his online family and elated to be awarding Deviousness for August 2018 to Ellysiumn.

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He has shown immense compassion for others here and encouraged so many along the way including myself by featuring artists of all levels in his watcher's features as well as other more skilled artists in his individual features. By doing this he is, therefore, creating something for everyone to experience and enjoy and encouraging others who might not get featured as they are beginners. This is something he continues to do as often as he can be here. Welcoming new artists, suggesting DD's, featured, posting encouraging comments all part of what he does always. Always helping others any way he can. He has never used a harsh word, always so very positive and encouraging and appreciating all that others do for him always. He is such an inspiration to the entire community by his courage and dedication to focus on the good things life has to offer and helping others along the way so that they too can experience the beauty that can be found in life and all the blessings it offers. Over the years, he has achieved his incredible skills through thousands of hours practicing and teaching himself through any means where he could learn. Music plays a huge part in his life as it helps clear his mind and inspire him while he is creating his work. His art is filled with Dreams ( his way to step aside from his reality as he puts it.) his hope is that by creating these dreamscapes, others will find peace and healing and if only for a short while an uplifting feeling of calmness and joy. I have always said to him "Raz you live in the clouds and the heavens, you live in your dreams" and refer to him as " my little dream weaver" as he does get some of his inspiration from his dreams. So when I see a new one posted, I think he has weaved another and it is so beautiful always. The immense amount of features, awards, followers, faves, comments on his arts, show how very much he is admired here and for good reason. This type of following does not happen by accident. He has earned it and I am so very proud to congratulate him on this honor and to wish him continued success always. Congratulations my grandson. Much love to you from your grandma

Simply stated, Ellysiumn's work deftly captures what dreams look like. His gallery is filled with colorful portals to places we might have seen when letting our minds wander or places we've never seen before.

Gene was born inspired, is like a muse. I do not know anyone like him, being hours and hours working on his arts, challenging himself to create daily and always willing to help others. He always says that his window to a parallel world is always there but I believe that his window to that world is DeviantArt. It is a pleasure to be inspired and immersed in his awesome worlds. He just rests and we have to scold him and force him to rest between one work and another. Impressive its capacity of creation but above all, of being a weaver of dreams. I'm not the only one who thinks of him as a dream weaver and he is happy with that.I'm thrilled that he receives the Deviousness Award for his dedication to art, DeviantArt and infinite inspiration, a dose that many of us need to receive daily. Congratulations on your Deviousness, brother!

Gene's dreamscapes are spellbinding with a handful of colors and shapes that he craftily weaves into a Zen-like balance; frozen memories frozen in time. Gene always takes time and is very supportive, a real renaissance man within the walls of the DA kingdom.A real dreamer to the beautiful and surreal with amazing skills and wonderful compositions. His art is an inspiration, moving and uplifting like a ray of hope. Congratulations my friend! I'm so happy for you

Gene is a big pillar in our community, with countless hours of incessant dedication to make this place a great, inviting site to all who come across with him. He’s sweet and friendly towards everybody, and he thrives to shine a spotlight on as many wonderful artists as he possibly can. He puts a lot of love in everything he does, you can see it, it is evident. He’s an inspiration in all aspects of our DA life; not only with his vast community service but also with his AMAZING artworks full of glimpses into his own soul. There’s a lot of peace in all his artworks, and he transmits it every single time. Congratulations my dear Ellysiumn for this sweet recognition, you absolutely ROCK.

the dreamer mermaid iiby Ellysiumn
expanding our sensesby Ellysiumn
Dreaming in colourby Ellysiumn

Gene's talents extend far beyond his ability to create breathtaking artworks; they include his generous, giving nature in which he believes that everyone deserves a chance at recognition, and they also include his incredibly curated features. Whether he's suggesting DDs or rallying the community to find wonderful art to showcase in his journal, Gene is relentless in his pursuit to make the community a better place. I'm so elated to see him getting this fabulous recognition! Congratulations, Gene.

Elysiumn’s artwork exists in a world that resembles our own, except for the Outstanding creative mix of, science fiction, Magical realism and fantasy in a way which cannot be explained by the understanding of our own reality, I call it "Deviant Art". I Love the stories behind the images, I drink colors with my eyes. Elysiumn is an Awesome member of our community.

Ellysiumn is a prolific, creative artist and, what’s equally important, just a genuinely kind person. He’s very much involved with the photomanipulation community and has a great eye for good art that he loves to share with the world. His own works are full of stunning colours and mystic universes, bringing a little magic to everyday life.

If I had to describe Ellysiumn’s work and presence on DeviantArt in one single word, it would be "uplifting’". From a purely artistic point of view, no other word describes his surreal, unique and dreamlike digital work; have you never dreamt of that fantasy of lost worlds and unique landscapes scenes? His artwork, that combines an amazing, ethereal colour palette with beautiful and peaceful natural elements, is a true delight for the eyes and soul. As far as Ellysiumn’s path on Deviantart, it is uplifting and inspiring in many points, from being an fervent supporter of all digital arts, to encouraging and strengthening the community spirit by constantly featuring artists, being part an active and effective member in many groups, suggesting DD’s and always being a kind, friendly soul that many of us are glad to know. None deserves this recognition and Deviousness Award more than you do! Congrats Gene and keep on being such an inspiration for all of us deviants! 


Congratulations to Ellysiumn!

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