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Pimps and Whoas - Nov. 26, 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 3:04 PM


Nintendo Treats by NaBHaN


News from the Team


:bulletorange: Community Volunteer Openings
:bulletorange: Holiday Card Project 2018!
:bulletorange: Join the Waiting List for DeviantArt Eclipse
:bulletorange: OTIS Livestream
:bulletorange: Remembering Stan Lee
:bulletorange: Something Wicked This Way Comes - Winners!!
:bulletorange: The Magicians Fan Art Contest Semi-Finalists
:bulletorange: The Magicians Fan Art Contest Winners
:bulletorange: Thursday Prompt: Share the Harvest
:bulletorange: Welcome Jessamar!

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: CR Pin-Up: Addams Family Ladies Halloween Contest - Deadline Nov. 20, 2018
:bulletorange: Anthro Challenge 161 - Jack Frost - Deadline Nov. 30, 2018
:bulletorange: Time Travel Wallpaper Contest - Deadline Dec. 20, 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: Nov. 17 - 18th - Fractal Art Weekend

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:

:bulletorange: Art History Week: Intro
:bulletorange: Bronze Age People in Clay
:bulletorange: History of Floral Painting
:bulletorange: History Of Stippling
:bulletorange: L'Enfant Terrible: Ugly Babies of the Dark Ages
:bulletorange: Photography History: Film
:bulletorange: Smiling Doesn't Come Easily
:bulletorange: The History of Colours and Pigments
:bulletorange: Art History Week: Wrap Up
:bulletorange: Featuring Fan Art in Artisan Crafts
:bulletorange: Fan Art Week: Conclusion and Feature
:bulletorange: Pixel Art Week - WE NEED YOU!
:bulletorange: The Art of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen


Informative News & Events


:bulletorange: + CHRISTMAS SHOP +
:bulletorange: + Spread Love Project +
:bulletorange: Advertisement vs 'Free Exposure'
:bulletorange: All Mediums Contest: Halloween Mashup!
:bulletorange: Anthro Challenge #159 - Colour Theory WINNERS!
:bulletorange: APN Contest!
:bulletorange: ART WAR 3 BEGINS
:bulletorange: Colors in Life
:bulletorange: Comment Insights: MagerBlutooth
:bulletorange: CONTEST CLOSED - All Hallow's Tales 2018
:bulletorange: Contest Pro-Tips
:bulletorange: CRITMAS* 2018 PRE-LAUNCH!
:bulletorange: CURRENT PHOTOMANIP CONTESTS
:bulletorange: Drawing The GRINCH and Max NoBreaks CHALLENGE
:bulletorange: Educational Article Index
:bulletorange: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Challenge Winner!
:bulletorange: Horror ART Contest Winners
:bulletorange: Giving Presents to Charity as Promised! Video!
:bulletorange: I spy with my little eye: Commissions and Projects
:bulletorange: Litland News
:bulletorange: Lung Cancer Awareness Support: Mini Feature
:bulletorange: New Speedpaint Videos!
:bulletorange: New Video: Trying Dr Martins Watercolor!
:bulletorange: October: Conclusion and Winners!
:bulletorange: Photography Critiques - Feature #1
:bulletorange: Photography Roulette: Issue 1
:bulletorange: Photomanip Newsletter November 2018
:bulletorange: Stop Trying to Create Art
:bulletorange: Supporting the Stars Vol. 2
:bulletorange: The Last Photograph | Winners!


:heart: :rose: In memory of SuicideBySafetyPin :heart: :rose:

:bulletorange: Devious Journal Entry
:bulletorange: Devious Renders Weekly #39 #40
:bulletorange: SuicideBySafetyPin has passed
:bulletorange: In Memoriam: Light Ska Iktomi (suicidebysafetypin)
:bulletorange: Tribute to Light - SuicideBySafetyPin


Features & Interviews


:bulletorange: Best of October 2018
:bulletorange: Bodyscapes digital edition
:bulletorange: Consume this Art with your hungry Eyes
:bulletorange: DD Highlights - October 2018
:bulletorange: Digitalportraitist Feature - Smoking
:bulletorange: DiscoveringARTists: CindyWorks
:bulletorange: EYE ON TALENT CXLVI: Omario Brunelleschi
:bulletorange: Fantastic Fan Art Friday - 11-09-2018
:bulletorange: Feature-Fest Vol. 159: Conceptual
:bulletorange: Features From Week 45
:bulletorange: FEATURES OF THE WEEK 63 - MEMBERS
:bulletorange: Featuring the Artist: mroczniak
:bulletorange: Freshly Framed 06
:bulletorange: Friday Feature Fest Autumn Edition
:bulletorange: Huntress On the Hunt #7
:bulletorange: If I Coulda I Woulda Volume 20
:bulletorange: Interview with Msatisfaction
:bulletorange: Monday Pixel Madness #200
:bulletorange: My Daily Deviation Highlights XCIX
:bulletorange: NaNoEmo Week 1 Roundup
:bulletorange: NOVEMBER FEATURE - PHOTOMANIPULATION
:bulletorange: NOVEMBER-15 of news No 10-2018
:bulletorange: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 199
:bulletorange: Photography: Abstract + Surreal
:bulletorange: Progressive Saturday Night (v.209)
:bulletorange: Stock and Resources #10
:bulletorange: Stuff I Like: Inktober
:bulletorange: The Ladies of Lit: Volume XCV
:bulletorange: THE NEXT BIG THING #139
:bulletorange: The TA-Feat LXXXI
:bulletorange: The Unseen Stock - October
:bulletorange: The Well's NOVEMBER 2018 Treasure Chest
:bulletorange: Theme Thursday - SHINY
:bulletorange: ThumbShare: DiscoveringARTists #15



Commissions


:bulletorange: 90s anime style commissions available now~!
:bulletorange: AVAILABLE FOR COMMISSIONS!
:bulletorange: Commissions | OPEN
:bulletorange: Commissions are open (2 slots are open)
:bulletorange: Commissions Limited / Queue Masterpost
:bulletorange: COMMISSIONS OPEN!
:bulletorange: Emergency Commissions! I Will be HOMELESS
:bulletorange: Pay What You Want




Whoas - Theme: Nintendo



You died in 8-Bit by AnatoFinnstark

:C: Seafoam Islands by KoriArredondo

Donkey the Kongqueror by DasGnomo

Xerneas-forest by mcgmark

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate V3 by nin-mario64

Kyogre Playmat by Seadraz

Nintendo-ho-ho by eajna

Bowser by kenket

Nintendo Forest by shiropanda

Mario and Luigi - Nintendo Switch by Mikeonic

Bowsette (ft. Dark Star) by Lampblak

Nintendo by enjelia

Plush Tom Nook from Animal Crossing by LerumaDolls

PMD Ventriloquist Dummies (tutorials available) by TommyGK

Round Moltres Borb I Pokemon plush by PinkuArt

Galaxy cat umbreon by SkyKristal

+ Pkmn Rainbow + Legendary + by AngeKrystaleen

chef of the wild by Paleona
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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!:
: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 November 30th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Winter.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Welcome Jessamar!

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 2:42 PM


Please join me in welcoming JessaMar to the Community Volunteer team to help represent literature!











Now go say hi! :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Remembering Stan Lee

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 2:03 PM


Stan Lee by KidNotorious


Today, the world is certainly a lot less super as we mourn the loss of Stan Lee. A humble genius who at one time commented that he wasn't sure that what he did meant anything, Stan Lee was a legend and he will surely be missed by many. He brought us fantastical worlds and infinite possibilities and provided not only escape but an opportunity for many.  Rest in Peace, Stan Lee, thank you for being our superhero :heart: 


Excelsior!
Farewell Stan Lee by Captain-Paulo

Stupendous Stan by sstarkm  Stan Lee by Kelsee-F

Stan Lee by JoeComicBook


With great power there must also come ... great responsibility!

Stan Lee by Brian Denham by DaneRot

Stan And Spidey by SumtimesIplaytheFool .      Spidey and Stan Lee print colored by Dany-Morales

I never thought that Spider-Man would become the world wide icon that he is. I just hoped the books would sell and I'd keep my job.


STAN LEE CONQUERS THE MARTIANS by JoeJusko

Stan Lee by Joe128 .             Stan Lee caricature by jsoleb

I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people's lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you're able to entertain people, you're doing a good thing.

Stan Lee Portrait by marcellobarenghi

Stan Lee by markdraws .                 Stan Lee's OctoThrone for Comikaze by camilladerrico

AMAZING Lee+Bendis PROCESS by thejeremydale

Face front, true believers!

Stan Lee by Mibu-no-ookami

Stan Lee Homenagem by Utitake .       Stan Lee by RichardTingley




In the comments, share your memories, thoughts and art!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - Nov. 2, 2018

Fri Nov 2, 2018, 1:44 PM


Day of the Dead by KlairedeLys

News from the Team



:bulletorange: Celebrating Deviousness - November 2018
:bulletorange: Community Volunteer Openings
:bulletorange: Thursday Prompt: Art Out the Vote!



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: Evil Re-imagined Contest - Deadline Nov. 9, 2018
:bulletorange: All Mediums Contest Halloween Mashup - Deadline Nov. 10, 2018
:bulletorange: The Last Photograph - a horror contest - Deadline Nov. 10, 2018
:bulletorange: CR Pin-Up: Addams Family Ladies Halloween Contest - Deadline Nov. 20, 2018
:bulletorange: Time Travel Wallpaper Contest - Deadline Dec. 20, 2019



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 - Art History Week - Nov. 5 - 9th

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:

:bulletorangeAdoptables Week: Conclusion!
:bulletorange: Welcome to Fan Art Week!
:bulletorange: 80's movies everyone needs to see!
:bulletorange: Breathing Life into a Nightmare
:bulletorange: Exploring Fan Art
:bulletorange: Fandom Pairings
:bulletorange: Featuring Fan Art in Artisan Crafts
:bulletorange:  Loving your fandom while avoiding the toxicity
:bulletorange: The Art of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
:bulletorange: Why is Fanfiction Important?








Informative News & Events


:bulletorange: A R T B O O K on Sale Now !!! Last copies !!!
:bulletorange: Advertisement Corner
:bulletorange: Advice for Commission Artists
:bulletorange: Colours in life mental health community project
:bulletorange: Drabble/Comic Challenge - winners!
:bulletorange: Draw me like one of your Bowsette Competition
:bulletorange: Halloween illustration step by step~!
:bulletorange: HOLIDAY STORE OPEN! Now with Books + Originals!
:bulletorange: Lit People: Exciting Update!
:bulletorange: LitCrit is Coming!
:bulletorange: Litland News
:bulletorange: Lung Cancer Awareness: Fighting on for a Cause
:bulletorange: Me too 2018
:bulletorange: NaNoEmo 2018
:bulletorange: News Central
:bulletorange: November Lineart Contest - Cards/Tarot
:bulletorange: November: Friendship and Remembrance
:bulletorange: Octoberland is CLOSED!
:bulletorange: Opinions please?
:bulletorange: Photography Newsletter: October 2018
:bulletorange: Pitch A Project: Winner!
:bulletorange: Pixeltest: November
:bulletorange: Project Comment - November Newsletter
:bulletorange: Slinkyfest 2018!
:bulletorange: Supporting Working Artists - The Winner
:bulletorange: Thank you through tough times
:bulletorange: VOTE !
:bulletorange: Winners of Nature Wallpaper Contest


Features & Interviews


:bulletorange: + Do Not Give Up + Feature #5 +
:bulletorange: 15 Under 15 Feature 115
:bulletorange: An interview with nicholaskole
:bulletorange: Art Chronicles: October 2018
:bulletorange: ARTIST SHOWCASE 10/15/18
:bulletorange: Artist Wednesday No. 24
:bulletorange: Autumn Animals
:bulletorange: Autumn
:bulletorange: DeviantArt's Got Talent! #9
:bulletorange: deviantARTists Live: TheMasterNeko!
:bulletorange: Devious Renders Weekly #37 #38
:bulletorange: Digital Art Spotlight Vol. 13
:bulletorange: EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE FEATURED
:bulletorange: Exposing the Unexposed Vol. 115
:bulletorange: EYE ON TALENT CXLIV: Rachel12art
:bulletorange: Fantastic Fan Art Friday - 11-02-2018
:bulletorange: Feature-Fest Vol. 158: Street
:bulletorange: Features From Week 42
:bulletorange: Flight of Birds
:bulletorange: Freshly Framed 05
:bulletorange: Friday Feature Fest No.25
:bulletorange: Halloween Pixel Madness #198
:bulletorange: Heavenlybackyardbird Vol.#1
:bulletorange: human work in nature
:bulletorange: J's Cool 8 #8 (Final)
:bulletorange: Last Best of the Week - 179
:bulletorange: Medium Monday No. 24 - Woodworking
:bulletorange: More Exposure Members features! 79
:bulletorange: My favourite Inktobers
:bulletorange: NaturesHaven Highlights - October 2018
:bulletorange: Our APN, Your APN: Geology
:bulletorange: Photography: Conceptual
:bulletorange: Progressive Saturday Night (v.208)
:bulletorange: rad trad: october 21
:bulletorange: THE NEXT BIG THING #138
:bulletorange: TheArtistLounge Interview #1: Thiefoworld
:bulletorange: Unseen talent feature: Gem1ny


Commissions


:bulletorange: $45 Esk Landscape Commissions Open
:bulletorange: 90s anime style commissions available now~!
:bulletorange: Character Drawing Commission [ OPEN ]
:bulletorange: Commissions - OPEN
:bulletorange: Commissions | OPEN
:bulletorange: Commissions 2018 (OPEN)!
:bulletorange: Commissions Are Open
:bulletorange: Commissions Limited / Queue Masterpost
:bulletorange: COMMISSIONS OPEN!
:bulletorange: Pet Portrait Commission [OPEN]




Whoas - Theme:

Day of the Dead

Los caballos de los muertos by ghillietoes42

Limn day of the dead troll by deadlyroseoriginals

Day of the Dead / Cookies by Cosa-de-Galletas

Day of the Dead Catacombs by parkurtommo

(+Speedpaint) Gift - Day of the Dead by NekoJinny

Day of the Dead Bride by WilliamWebb

Day of the Dead 2 by atrotter719

Day 29 Dead thing by DemiAmuca

Muerte by Dana-Ulama



green day of the dead girl by tat2istcecil

Dbl Dia De Muertos by defected-angel



Day of the Dead by KlairedeLys

Day of the Dead Postcard by feliciacano

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS SPIRIT 3 by wingdthing

Day of the Dead by rotten-orange

Dia de los Muertos by kiwikitty37

Dia de los muertos by Nadiezda

Dia de los Muertos - Crossbones by AlixBranwyn

Dia de los Muertos by jonc20

The Book of Life by r0ra

Day of the dead by jurithedreamer

Cornfield Pumpkin - Day of the dead contest by Khov97

La Catrina III by IvieMoon

Day of the Dead by simoneferriero

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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 November 16th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Nintendo.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Bg2 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 battlefairies

:iconbattlefairies:

BATTLEFAIRIES is a legend within the Literature community on DeviantArt whose talent extends across a variety of mediums. She is an active and beloved member of CRLiterature and projecteducate and has singlehandedly run THE GAUNTLET, a writing contest featuring prompts that increase in their brutality, for its second year in a row. If you are one of the numerous people who have favourited her work, you've likely met "The Djinn", her alter ego that responds to questions (the number of which, over the past 5 years, has gone well into the thousands!). BATTLEFAIRIES has served this community with her unique brand of charm and wisdom and it is for these reasons that we are ecstatic to present her with Deviousness for November 2018.



November 2018

Deviousness Award Winner

Hello, I'm Annemie, full-time mommy and after-hours digital artist/writer/magical genie hoping to bring cheer and support to this community. DeviantArt - that means YOU, you beautiful people! - has helped me grow as an artist and a human being, and I would seize this moment to reflect on that for a spell. This community is more than the sum of its parts, and I see that confirmed wherever one artist takes the time to teach something to another, or even just stop and tell them 'I enjoyed this'. I see it when people get excited over contests, challenges and events and go out of their way to help with those. I see it when people become friends. Since the most gratifying thing I've ever learned on this site is "never let anything stop you to show that you appreciate something or someone", I'm going to say it again: you inspire me, you bring out the best in me, and if together we can be the change we want to see in the world around us, I think we can achieve that.

Showing some love

Community Quotes

:iconladylincoln: :iconjonwassing: :icontobaeus: :iconendorell-taelos: :iconmemnalar: :iconneurotype: :iconbrennennn: :iconmythiril: :iconnichrysalis: :iconjessamar: :icononewiththestars: :iconakrasiel:

The DeviantArt Literature community is far better in knowing Annemie. It has been a sincere pleasure working alongside her at CRLiterature. Many deviants may recognize BATTLEFAIRIES from the popular literary Gauntlet Prompt Challenge, but her community spirit ventures beyond the call of the Gauntlet. Her dedication to our growing community is infectious, and includes involvement in DeviantArt's projecteducate and CRITmas – just to name a few. With each of these projects, she promptly dives in with helpful feedback and invaluable contributions. Her writing is also engaging. I am so honoured to know her and to offer her my warmest congratulations on earning the prestigious Deviousness Award. I sincerely hope she enjoys the well-earned spotlight – as hard-working, dedicated deviants like her continue to make such a difference. Well done, Annemie!

My first exposure to her was in favouring one of her pieces offhandedly (I think I put some of her literature into my "read later" folder) and then she came over to my profile and asked me if I would like to "ASK THE DJINN ANYTHING YOU WISH." Honestly, it made me laugh pretty hard. It also impresses me how much interaction BATTLEFAIRIES has with the less known people in both the art and literature community. She doesn't have to answer all of our questions or respond to our comments, but usually, it's not long before she replies with something helpful as well as zany. Definitely one of those Deviants you want to know.

BATTLEFAIRIES is probably the single most creative person I know, and the best part is she shares that creativity with the community through hardcore challenges and backend contributions. Plus, she hosts a mighty all knowing Djinn.

Annemie is a very talented artist and a very kind and sweet deviant. She goes out of her way to reply and play a fun game ( 'Ask The Djinn') when responding to people giving faves to her work.

BATTLEFAIRIES is one of the people who spring to mind when I think about how the DeviantArt community ticks. She's a woman of boundless imagination and enthusiasm, and crackling (and often ribald) humour well-laden with wordplay. She's bursting with ready community spirit that shines through a multitude of avenues and creative projects, from her service on busy groups like CRLiterature, to her Ask the Djinn series that has delighted visitors to her page for years, to her Gauntlet prompt challenge that has threatened to drive writers mad, just to name a few among countless ways she has volunteered her wit, charm, energy and wisdom for us.  She has a passion for well-told stories and well-rendered visions of the fantastic - in both the crafting and enjoyment of them - and works to bring this passion out of others just as much as engage her own. She is, driving all of this, a wonderful, warm, and generous person. This award is well-given.

I haven't had the pleasure of knowing BATTLEFAIRIES as long as some of the other people commenting here, but one look at her annual Gauntlet contest should leave no doubt about her love of and commitment to the lit community. She pushes us to stretch ourselves and find wellsprings of strength we might not even know we possessed. She absolutely deserves this honour, and the lit community is lucky to count her among our ranks.

Working with Annemie the past few years in various projects has made one thing clear: with an inclusive aura and a community-minded attitude, BATTLEFAIRIES inspires those around her in countless ways every day. Whether she’s putting an intense effort into creating the most fun, complex challenges the community has been given or providing the means to rally people together for any reason, Annemie is synonymous with “community” in its purest form. It makes me so happy to see her receive this honour, and I know she’ll continue to be deviousness for a long time to come!

BATTLEFAIRIES is one hell of a human. You'll always find her stalking something somewhere and coming up with brilliant ideas along the way. We've crossed paths in CRLit some years ago and our conversations have always left me smiling. She has that sweet effect on people. She's a wonderful writer and artist. Her gallery is filled with fantastic literature as well as great illustrations. Her gauntlet is the perfect balance of evil prompts that help writers improve and try on new things. She's a woman of wonder. A thousand congratulations to you, Anne, you rock. :heart:

I’ve had the pleasure to get to know BATTLEFAIRIES through the phenomenal (and sadistic) lit challenges of the Gauntlet. She is a spirited and interactive presence here on DA, frequently engaging other members through her own works, her challenges, and general correspondence with fellow members to foster a great community atmosphere that is both unique and wonderful to be a part of. I truly appreciate all that she does and gives of herself to the community; her lit challenges alone have helped me become a better writer.

BATTLEFAIRIES is a talented writer and artist, creating works that are both whimsical and thought-provoking. I particularly enjoy her writing, which is often inspired by folk lore. She is a deviant worth watching on the merits of her literature and art alone, but I feel that it is her community involvement that makes her an excellent choice for this award. Whether leading a team for the annual Critmas event, running the recent Gauntlet challenge, or even the little things like participating in a discussion, she takes a hard-working and creative approach to making DA a better place for her fellow deviants.

BATTLEFAIRIES is a constant source of energy. I know and interact with them almost purely through comment threads and conversations with them are delightful because I never know what new realm of fun and sass they will take me to next with their level of vivacity and oddity.

BATTLEFAIRIES, queen of all-caps and first of her name, is one of the first people I remember meeting when I joined the literature community. You don’t forget someone like Annemie. As her alter ego THE DJINN, she’s tirelessly answered thousands of questions and still manages to be kind, educational, and hilarious. As herself, she’s all those things and more: a team player, community cheerleader, sage presence in the lit forum, and innovator of the most brutal writing prompts on DA (yet deviants keep coming back for more!) I’m proud to consider her a friend and constantly grateful to have her on the team at CRLiterature. Moreover, she’s an excellent author and artist in her own right, creating everything from laugh-out-loud stories to stunning fantasy paintings. Congratulations, Annemie, on your well-deserved Deviousness!


Congratulations to BATTLEFAIRIES!

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Daily Deviations - October 2018

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 10:03 AM


A collection of my Daily Deviation selections for October 2018. Have any particular favourites? Let me know in the comments :)


BIRDS THERES BIRDS IN YOUR HAIR by HanaPiana
Settlers of the Fallen city by ncorva
Bumblebee by 08--n7R6-7984
Cite d'Or by M-W-Y
Into the Blue by DusanMalobabic
Alice In Wonderland by Ruby--Art
Death and time tattoo design by Kaos-Nest
Chapter Five: The Game Is On by AriBanks
The Daedalus by JanBoruta
Chaos by Teagle
Dust Devils by kenket
Nigiri Girl by emimonserrate
Blacksmith (colored) by Davide-Bondi
Standstill by lephuongmai
Halloween - Fly Safe by SteveDeLaMare
Till Death Do Us Part by theartofTenia
Antithesis by Demortum
A Bottle of Autumn by Turtle-Arts
The Autumn Mage by valuing-a-life
The Snow Queen by Ludmila-Cera-Foce
Ew, A Bug! by HillaryWhiteRabbit

Skin by Dan Leveille



:new: Please join us in congratulating the winners of our Halloween Scavenger Hunt:

The first three to find all the gremtures were:

Battle-for-the-Sun, Magpyro, and Mysterenity :party: Congratulations! You have all won 2,000 DA Points and a 6-month Core Membership :)

Also, Mysterenity succeeded in exterminating the gremtures so also walks away with an additional 1,000 DA Points and a 3-month Core membership.


Thank you to everyone that participated, we had a lot of fun :D


________________________________


Welcome to DeviantArt's 2018 Halloween Game!


Let me introduce myself, my name is Moonbeam13 and I'm the assistant to our local mad scientist MattBMattB. Yes, you heard me right, Matt has gone mad. Highly inspired by the recent Bowsette phenomenon, he hoped to come up with an equally polarizing and notorious character. He thus began running experiments in a in a new laboratory DeviantArt helped him set up. However, things quickly took a dark turn....and something nefarious has now come our way....

MattBMattB's most recent experiment went terribly wrong, and the resulting creatures have now escaped and are running loose all over DeviantArt. We managed to capture a few before they escaped, but there are still many of these creatures tearing through the site. We need your help finding, capturing and exterminating them all! They appear to be a mix between Gremlins and Vultures.... Please tell me you're up for the challenge?! Sherlock Holmes 

How it works...


You'll need to search through the belongings of our mad scientist's team, in addition to searching through the locations he has worked in and the many tools he has used in his nefarious experiments. This way, you will be able to find clues which will help you find these evil creatures before they tear the site down! I went ahead and put together a list of all the places you'll need to search for clues....

The Mad Scientist's Assistant 
The Mad Scientist's Minion #1 
The Mad Scientist's Minion #2 
The Mad Scientist's Minion #3 
One of the captured Gremtures 
The Mad Scientist's Wife 
The Mad Scientist's botched experiment 
The Mad Scientist's Videographer 
Groundskeeper 
Beaker 
Dungeon
Hidden Cave 
Walk in freezer
Saw 
Rib spreader 
Scalpel 
Exam Table

What to do...


Go to each profile page listed above. Each person, item or location will have a clue hidden somewhere on their page telling you where you might find one of the Gremtures (Gremlin+Vulture...get it?). Oftentimes, the clue will involve solving a puzzle or a riddle of sorts. Keep going until you find all the Gremtures infiltrating the site and can complete the picture of them!

Careful, though, these Gremtures could be ANYWHERE on DeviantArt so you will need to very carefully analyze and understand each clue you find! Pumpkin

To help you out, here is one of the pieces of the final picture you'll need to put together...find the rest quickly!

Initial Journal By Thiefoworld-dcqd4xa by Mrs-Durden

Hurry Up!


You have until November 2nd at 11:59 PM PST (Los Angeles) to find all of the Gremtures and send the picture of them to the Mad Scientist's wife! The first three people to do so will be the winners. 

HOWEVER, one person will need to exterminate the Gremtures. Anyone having sent in an image of all the Gremtures by November 2nd at 11:59 PM PST will be eligible to exterminate the Gremtures, meaning even if you weren't one of the 3 winners, you have a bonus chance to win a prize and save the day! 

November 3rd, at 3AM PST, the Mad Scientist's Wife will reply to everyone having sent her a picture of all the Gremtures with a puzzle....the first person to send the puzzle properly solved back to her will win the extra prize and gain the power to exterminate the Gremtures!

The Rules


  • Work alone. The 3 first participants to send the picture of the Gremtures taking over DA to The Mad Scientist's Wife 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 relatives, lackeys, dwellings or tools of the Mad Scientist to ask them any question whatsoever.
  • 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 the dungeon!
  • So to recap -  The only 2 people you should ever note for this game are either me (the Mad Scientist's Assistant) if you are in dire need for help and the Mad Scientist's Wife, once you have completed the game and can turn in the photo of all the Gremtures infiltrating DeviantArt.
  • 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 save us from these Gremtures, after all, they might be fun! Heck, they even look quite cute, but don't be fooled!...well beyond saving the day...I will also be awarding 2,000 points and a 6 month premium membership each to the 3 first people to send the photo of the Gremtures to The Mad Scientist's Wife!

As for the person who ends up exterminating them all...you'll win a 3 month core membership and 1,000 points!

Scared and confused?


If you find yourself confused during your quest for the Gremtures on DA, as previously mentioned, you may ask me questions for help. However, in the midst of all this chaos, I am quite busy. You are allowed to ask me ONE question via note, per day, which is 3 questions total. If you go beyond this, you will be disqualified and sent off to the dungeon! 

P.S:

Keep an eye out for chat and forum games on the 31st of October for chances to win extra prizes and have some extra spooky fun! La la la la Pumpkin The schedule can be found here: Halloween Chat and Forum Events!





Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - Oct. 19, 2018

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:28 AM


Jack O'Lantern by RadoJavor

News from the Team


:bulletorange: Supporting Working Artists
:bulletorange: A Strange Encounter
:bulletorange: Community Volunteer Openings


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: October APN Contest - Ends Oct. 20, 2018
:bulletorange: Anthro Challenge 160 - Fear - Ends Oct. 31, 2018
:bulletorange: DigiArt Challenge - Gold - Ends Oct. 31, 2018
:bulletorange: Halloween Gijinka Contest - Ends Nov. 1, 2018
:bulletorange: The Magicians Fan Art Contest - Deadline Nov. 1, 2018
:bulletorange: Evil Re-imagined Contest - Deadline Nov. 9, 2018
:bulletorange: All Mediums Contest Halloween Mashup - Deadline Nov. 10, 2018
:bulletorange: The Last Photograph - a horror contest - Deadline Nov. 10, 2018
:bulletorange: CR Pin-Up: Addams Family Ladies Halloween Contest - Deadline Nov. 20, 2018
:bulletorange: Animal Spirit Guide Contest - Deadline Nov., 30, 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!

Currently - Adoptables Week     Coming Up - Fan Art Week (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:

:bulletorange: Welcome to Adoptables Week!
:bulletorange: A Guide to Buying Your First Adoptable Design
:bulletorange: Adoptables for Newbies
:bulletorange: Adoptables or Adaptables?
:bulletorange: Community Engagement Week begins!
:bulletorange: Community Engagement Week - Wrap-up!
:bulletorange: Drabble/Comic Challenge - Your DA Issue
:bulletorange: How Does It Work: Community Projects
:bulletorange: How to customize your DA experience
:bulletorange: How to deal with unwanted contact on DA
:bulletorange: How to Get Exposure on DA: Get Involved!
:bulletorange: Mature content 101
:bulletorange: Pricing Adoptables
:bulletorange: Selling your Adoptables
:bulletorange: Tips and Tricks to a successful Closed Species




Informative News & Events


:bulletorange: 10 Things I Am Grateful For
:bulletorange: 13 Years on DeviantArt
:bulletorange: A R T B O O K on Sale Now !!! Last copies !!!
:bulletorange: A TIP FOR MY DA FRIENDS
:bulletorange: AC Contest: Shoot it Again! WINNERS!
:bulletorange: All Hallow's Tales 2018 - Sympathy For the Devil
:bulletorange: Anthro Challenge #158 - Perspective WINNERS!
:bulletorange: Contests Around DA: October Edition
:bulletorange: Core Power Hour: Core to the Max!
:bulletorange: CREEPY HALLOWEEN - Contest open!
:bulletorange: Discover your creative community
:bulletorange: Drawing Eminem in less than 7 hours
:bulletorange: Fan Art Newsletter - October 2018
:bulletorange: Fella is back in action!
:bulletorange: Lava Cave: Digital Painting Process Video!
:bulletorange: Litland News
:bulletorange: Mid October News: Inspiration
:bulletorange: NaNoEmo 2018
:bulletorange: Nature Newsletter - October 2018
:bulletorange: Octoberland Charity Collab: Pokemon in Costumes!
:bulletorange: Once Upon a Time - All Mediums Contest
:bulletorange: Painting Gold - Digital Art Tutorial
:bulletorange: Pixeltest
:bulletorange: Showing Gratitude
:bulletorange: Super Simple Craft Photography
:bulletorange: The Call of the Rift: A Compendium
:bulletorange: The Deviant Art community needs to respect prices.
:bulletorange: The Mid-Week Journal of Awesomeness #13
:bulletorange: This is Halloween 2018
:bulletorange: Thursday Prompt: The Best of Me



Features & Interviews


:bulletorange: ART Feature
:bulletorange: Artists of APN: roisabborrar
:bulletorange: AUTUMN'S COLOURS 10 of NEWS No.9-2018
:bulletorange: Colour Me Critters Vol. 19: Big
:bulletorange: Decoding Daily Deviations: The shadow at my side
:bulletorange: DigArt Theme Feature: Gold
:bulletorange: DiscoveringARTists: Fernand0FC
:bulletorange: EYE ON TALENT CXLII: DismalDewberry
:bulletorange: Freshly Framed 04
:bulletorange: Friday Feature Fest No. 23 (on a Saturday)
:bulletorange: Give Me The Chills
:bulletorange: Halloween is near....
:bulletorange: If I Could'a I Would'a Volume 19
:bulletorange: J's Cool 8 #7
:bulletorange: LitRecognition: In the Weekly Spotlight
:bulletorange: Meet Your CV: JustACapharnaum (Macro Photo)
:bulletorange: Monday Pixel Madness #196
:bulletorange: Monthly Feature: SEPTEMBER 2018
:bulletorange: Photography: Architecture
:bulletorange: Progressive Saturday Night (v.206)
:bulletorange: rad trad: october 14
:bulletorange: Supporting the Stars
:bulletorange: Talent Tuesday: Interview Vol. 03
:bulletorange: The APN Corner: Vol 8
:bulletorange: The Great Tutorial Round-Up: V is for...
:bulletorange: The Ladies of Lit: Volume XCIV
:bulletorange: ThumbShare: DiscoveringARTists #13




Commissions


:bulletorange: $10 Esk Commissions Open!
:bulletorange: 90s anime style commissions available now~!
:bulletorange: Chibi DIGITAL commissions OPEN
:bulletorange: Commission Info
:bulletorange: Commissions Limited / Queue Masterpost
:bulletorange: Pixel and Icon Commissions [3 slots OPEN]
:bulletorange: Character Drawing Commission [ OPEN ]
:bulletorange: Pet Portrait Commission [OPEN]



Whoas - Theme: Spooky



spooky house by Handie

Floating Island Theme Halloween by Zoba22

Ziphius by DasGnomo



spooky Halloween by midgardart

Evening Shade by LunaV2

Resurrection - Salve by MD-Arts

Goblin's Elk by TeroPorthan

Not haunted at all! by SinistrosePhosphate

Inktober17 - Empty Room by Disaya

Eerie Tree by Twystedroots

Midnight Reading by SlytherclawPadawan

Spooky by KalaSketch

Spooky by Emasworld

Spooky Monster by JasonTN

Spooky House sketch by 06Mallard

Geisha Catrina by DasGnomo

Halloween Everyday by GrayEldritch

Drawlloween Grim Reaper by IrenHorrors

Summoned by Ascending-StormInktober 2018 - Day 18 - Bottle by jollyjack

Summoning by AbigailLarson




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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
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Next issue to be posted November 2 and the theme for the "Whoas" is Day of the Dead.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - Oct. 5, 2018

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 12:00 AM


Fading Autumn III. by realityDream

News from the Team


:bulletorange: Celebrating Deviousness- October 2018
:bulletorange: Community Volunteer Openings
:bulletorange: Supporting Working Artists
:bulletorange: SYFY and DeviantArt Celebrate Fan Creators



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: October APN Contest - Ends Oct. 20, 2018
:bulletorange: Anthro Challenge 160 - Fear - Ends Oct. 31, 2018
:bulletorange: DigiArt Challenge - Gold - Ends Oct. 31, 2018
:bulletorange: Halloween Gijinka Contest - Ends Nov. 1, 2018
:bulletorange: The Magicians Fan Art Contest - Deadline Nov. 1, 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 Week - October 8 - 12th

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:

:bulletorange: Art History Week: A walk through time!
:bulletorange: The Art of Self-Portrait Photography
:bulletorange: Adoptables Week: We need you!


Informative News & Events


:bulletorange: All Hallow's Tales 2018 - Sympathy For the Devil
:bulletorange: 10 Things I'm Grateful For
:bulletorange: Back to School Contest Winners
:bulletorange: ETSY SHOP IS NOW OPEN~! CHEAP PRINTS~!
:bulletorange: Commission Promotion: Artisan Crafts
:bulletorange: Community Calendar
:bulletorange: Contests Around DA: October Edition
:bulletorange: CURRENT PHOTOMANIP CONTESTS
:bulletorange: Go Fund Kas' Surgery
:bulletorange: Halloween Scavenger Hunt - searching for donors!
:bulletorange: Administrators Update: 10/02/18
:bulletorange: Her-lloween 2018
:bulletorange: Octoberland Charity Collab: Pokemon in Costumes!
:bulletorange: J's Cool 8 #5
:bulletorange: Lessons learned in a 31-day Challenge
:bulletorange: Lit People
:bulletorange: Litland News
:bulletorange: LitRecognition: Welcoming Committee
:bulletorange: New watercolour video tutorial
:bulletorange: News Central
:bulletorange: October: Warrior Angel, Embraced by the Light
:bulletorange: Project Comment - October Newsletter
:bulletorange: September Challenge Winner
:bulletorange: September: Conclusion and Winners!
:bulletorange: SG Kinktober
:bulletorange: The Great Tutorial Round-up: U is for...
:bulletorange: The Mid-Week Journal of Awesomeness #11
:bulletorange: Thursday Prompt: The Dark Half
:bulletorange: Welcome Pixel Artists
:bulletorange: Where to find more drawing tutorials!
:bulletorange: Working with Vector and Raster layers
:bulletorange:  Inktober 2018


Features & Interviews


:bulletorange: 15 under 15 Feature 113
:bulletorange: ART Feature: vibrant colors
:bulletorange: Attz. of GRATZ. #3
:bulletorange: AUTUMN'S COLOURS 2 of NEWS No.9-2018
:bulletorange: Best of September 2018
:bulletorange: Chatter of the Month #19: RiverHound
:bulletorange: Colour Me Critters Vol. 18: Small
:bulletorange: Devious Renders Weekly #33 #34
:bulletorange: Digital Art Spotlight Vol. 09
:bulletorange: Digital Painting Weekly 17
:bulletorange: DigitalPortraitist feature - Body paint
:bulletorange: Discovered Treasures, Vol 4
:bulletorange: EYE ON TALENT CXXXIX: Aurelie Bouquet
:bulletorange: Fav Feature vol 101
:bulletorange: Feature-Fest Vol. 154: Urban and Rural
:bulletorange: Featuring the Artist: peganeko
:bulletorange: Interview with GretheFenyx
:bulletorange: MADE WITH HAND AND LOVE 23 of news No 8/2018
:bulletorange: Monday Pixel Madness #194
:bulletorange: Monthly Digital Art Critique Feature: Sept, 2018
:bulletorange: More Exposure #76
:bulletorange: My Daily Deviation Highlights XCVI
:bulletorange: My Undiscovered Search - 2018-09-29
:bulletorange: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol 198
:bulletorange: Photography: Abstract + Surreal
:bulletorange: Places - Part 96
:bulletorange: rad trad: september 23
:bulletorange: Stock and Resources Feature #9
:bulletorange: Sweet Saturday Vol. 14
:bulletorange: The ABCs of Photography: B...
:bulletorange: The TA-Feat LXXVIII
:bulletorange: Themed Tuesday No. 23 - Gold
:bulletorange: ThumbShare: DiscoveringARTists #11
:bulletorange: Traditional: Body Art
:bulletorange: Unframed Color - Neon Carrot
:bulletorange: Voyage to the Unknown: Performing Arts Photography

:bulletorange: Wallpapers: Featuring Submicron

:bulletorange: Catcatalogue Vol.#55
:bulletorange: Space and Robots II - ThumbShare Feature



Commissions


:bulletorange: Commission Open
:bulletorange: Commission Sale! CLOSED!
:bulletorange: Commissions 2018 (OPEN)!
:bulletorange: Commissions are open!
:bulletorange: Commissions OPEN
:bulletorange: Halloween and regular commissions OPEN! $5
:bulletorange: HALLOWEEN COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN
:bulletorange: Plush Commissions Open Again (With Prices!)
:bulletorange: ILLUSTRATION COMMISSIONS
:bulletorange: Character Drawing Commission [ OPEN ]
:bulletorange: Pet Portrait Commission [OPEN]



Whoas - Theme: Orange

Wedding Belle Handspun Shawl by FearlessFibreArts

Marigold Days by arefin03

Iceland Moss Inferno by somadjinn

The last camp fire by PascalCampion

The Warrior Phoenix by ClaraMcGuireArtistry

Bust a Groove Heat by DasGnomo

Scarlet by Queen-Kitty

Upper Antelope Canyon V. by Czertice

Le Sol De La Vie by Aphicrys

Sunrise II by Dybcio

Orange Tentacles by crazycolleeny

 Mg 4786 by xo-deano-ox

Smiley Couple by SlytherclawPadawan

Fall's here by 1NFIN1TY

Solar Plexus by SerenityWireDesigns

the mother by sandara

[. Wishfullessness .] by WireroticklySpeaking

African Sunset - A Ballpoint Pen study by VianaArts
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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 October 19th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Spooky.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

DD Roundup - September 2018

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 2:17 PM


In case you missed them, here are all my Daily Deviation selections for September 2018 Heart

Explorers of the Hedge by Pameloo
Say Goodbye by lorantart
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
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
Pixel Flandre by DAV-19
Gaga in Venice  by Alik-Melnikov
A soldier's most powerful weapon is courage by Erik-M1999
model box art by bogatyrkhan
Hollow knight : sealed vessel by Istrandar
Treacherous water with crowfoot flower by isletree
Pool by MattiasA
Bob's Toothpick City by Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt
Dog Walker by AugustinasRaginskis
Pszczyna Palace by MDanecka
Bloodborne Drawing by VanessaRieven
In Daznak's Pit by Manzanedo
Hermit by TavenerScholar
Sad Boi - The Undead Overlord by saltytowel

Enjoy :)

Skin by Dan Leveille

Celebrating Deviousness- October 2018

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 12:00 AM
CALYPSO by MichelleHoefenerIn 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 MichelleHoefener

:iconmichellehoefener:

My name is Michelle Hoefener and I'm an artist from the United States. Media I often work in is Photoshop, pencil, Copic marker and ink. I've been an artist for as long as I can remember, and always knew it would be my career path. A lot of my earliest art was done in pencil, coloured pencil, ink and marker, and often featured horses, unicorns, fairies, dragons, centaurs, elves and original characters for personal comic and book projects. Some of my earliest inspirations came from movies, fantasy novels and comics. I soon began to work in Photoshop, and became inspired by anime, manga and game art, sharing my work online, and joined DeviantArt. I have also grown over the years through studying at the Illinois Institute of Art: Chicago, working at companies including Riot Games and Midway Games and freelancing. I continue to make original characters and fanart, experimenting in both Photoshop, pencil and Copic marker. My favourite subjects to work with are concept art and illustration of original fantasy characters and fanart. I enjoy working with painting techniques, character designs, colour, lighting, line art, and always love experimenting with style. I always love to use creativity in everything from character designs, web design, interior design and have enjoyed designing websites for my artwork and interests.

Some of my first known works shared on DeviantArt are my original character, Iris, and my first mermaid in my mermaid series, Calypso. I have enjoyed sharing my art techniques and commissioned work with the DeviantArt community over the years, and seeing my art inspire others is always exciting! I love to see when other people become inspired and create their own original characters. Working with people through commissions has grown a lot over the years, and getting the opportunity to work with so many people on their original projects is always exciting! It has been awesome to be able to work full time on personal art projects and commissions. I have been very inspired by sharing my work with the DeviantArt community and looking back on how much my art has grown and evolved, and also the work of so many people. I am always inspired by other artists' work from the DeviantArt community, whether it is photography, illustration, concept art, cosplay, jewelry, etc. I am always looking forward to new ways to be inspired, grow and experiment, and to support and inspire the DeviantArt community! 


steampunk harley Quinnby MichelleHoefener
nurse harley quinnby MichelleHoefener
Iridezria Concept Artby MichelleHoefener
ARcade Miss Fortune -  League of Legendsby MichelleHoefener
Wonder Woman - ImagineFXby MichelleHoefener
Jacqueline Heartreaverby MichelleHoefener
commission petr and shektarby MichelleHoefener
lightning farronby MichelleHoefener
The jade dragonessby MichelleHoefener

October 2018

Deviousness Award Winner

To say that MichelleHoefener’s gallery is inspiring, would be an understatement. Contained within is an explosion of colour and dynamic characters! Whether you were drawn into her work through her Mermaid series or her incredible work with companies like Riot Games, you never leave disappointed. A long-time member of DeviantArt, MichelleHoefener never seems to let her fame stop her from being personable and helpful. She has shared her concept work, step-by-step processes, and even offers up line work for others to practice their colouring techniques. It is this type of community spirit that delights us, and we're equally delighted to award her Deviousness for October 2018.

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MichelleHoefener's gallery full of wonderfulness. When you first view her gallery - you see a lot of amazingly juicy, colourful and professional works! Each of her work is unique in that they are performed with a high degree of professionalism and love and you feel this love. If you ask me: What exactly I like most in her works? Then definitely there will be a colorfulness and poses. What can I say, just look at them! They are very dynamic! You can always learn something, watching her creativity and it's very important! Her works always beautiful colours, great proportions and dynamic feed. Congratulation on this well-deserved award, Michelle!

I've been following Michelle for years, there is something engaging about her compositions, there is always a great balance of power, beauty, and feminity. With great contours that are always incredible to look at, there is always something to look at with each new piece. There is no color she is afraid to use, it feels like she is always pushing herself to new limits, rather than following some type of colour palette or specific rules. She's always trying to push herself with a new pose, a new idea or something else to keep you wanting more.

Michelle's gallery has been a long-time source of inspiration and delight, not just to myself, but to all who chance upon her bounteous collection of fantastic work. What a banquet of visual delight resides therein! From the use of rich and vivid color (such masterful juxtaposition of light and dark!) to energetic character poses and thoughtful, vigorously dynamic composition, each piece seems masterfully designed to draw the viewer in, engaging thoughts and feeding emotions as the viewer's eyes linger hungrily upon all the delicious details of each and every piece. Even Michelle's rough sketches are a bounty of inspiration and encouragement to her fellow artists. If you'd like to nourish your own creativity and stoke your artistic hunger, I strongly suggest long, leisurely mental walks through Michelle's brilliant gallery at frequent intervals. If you take the time to thoroughly digest each and every glorious submission, I'm sure you'll discover to your delight that, just like me, you'll be inspired

This is a different sort of view for me, as I typically do not really follow game art, character art, and trading card art. Michelle is simply such a brilliant artist, with obviously a solid grounding in the use of color, perspective, deliberate distortion and putting an emotional content into her works that it is easy for me to be enchanted, and often startled by her talent in her presentations. Many of her works are so full of power, personality and heart that it is easy to forget these are not real people but are characters on a stage. And that I think is the essence of her art, she brings the amazing into focus, and you find yourself developing emotional attachments to the characters

the koi empressby MichelleHoefener
the white pearl of the seaby MichelleHoefener
the sea dragonessby MichelleHoefener

MichelleHoefener's work is great: the sense of movement, composition, light, etc. Everything is so vivid and colorful, it makes you want to be there. In her hands, fantasy art is not a boring gray and dark place but a joyful and lively kingdom, an invitation to enjoy fantasy through colors. I remember back in 2007 or 2008, when I watched her Calypso and Alizarin illustration for the first time, I was really impressed by the quality and character design, I had both illustrations as wallpapers for a long time, because it was so inspiring. Now a decade later it is wonderful to see how her work has evolved in wonderful ways, but still, keeps that sense of awe and wonder. My congratulations to Michelle Hoefener for this deserved Deviousness Award.

Nothing brightens my day quite like finding one of Michelle's colorful works in my messages. From DJ Sonia to D.Va, Michelle brings pop culture's coolest heroes and heroines to life with her dynamic compositions. It's truly a privilege to be able to peruse her gallery, and the DeviantArt community is so enriched by the quality of her work and energy. I am thrilled to see Michelle featured, and look forward to many of my future favorite characters appearing in her portfolio! Congratulations!

MichelleHoefener is an excellently talented artist who has managed to bring out the personalities and elegance of the girls from various video games and comics in her unique style of artwork. Her usage of bright colours is fantastic and her gallery is definitely among one of my favourites due to its diverse range of interesting feminine individuals. I had even mistaken some of her artworks as official game designs when I first discovered her page, to my surprise. The lines, the natural postures, the wonderful colours as well as the stunning details always make me look forward to whatever new art pieces she has in store for the future! Congratulations on your deviousness, MichelleHoefener


Congratulations to MichelleHoefener!

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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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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