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CR Update - The Summer Edition

Thu Jun 21, 2018, 2:50 PM


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Hello! There's been a lot going on and I wanted to share a few updates from the Community Relations Team :)


First off, The communityrelations group has been on hiatus and recently, under construction but will be relaunching very soon! So look forward to getting all your updates from our team there! We're very excited to get the group up and running again and reconnecting with our members :heart:

I also want to take this time to thank some of our former team members who terms have recently ended. Please join me in sending lots of love and admiration to kingmancheng. TimberClipse, Oughter, cinyu, and inprotest.  Thank you for being part of this wild ride with us :heart:

There will be new members of the team selected as I'm currently going through the vast amount of applications. We also recently updated the application to volunteer, which you can find here but should you be interested in applying, please read this first. There are never enough positions for the amount of interest and because of that, I am working on developing ways to involve more community members in a variety of Community Relations project and events, so please stay tuned!

This last bit is more about a feature I've been doing for, what seems like forever -- Pimps and Whoas. It's been on hiatus for some time because the interest didn't seem to be there and putting it together was a herculean amount of work. My questions is, is this a feature you want me to bring back? Or should I focus on new features? your feedback is appreciated!

I would be remiss if I didn't alert you to some things going on around the community! It's not Pimps and Whoas level but here are some things I think you should check out:

  #MakeArtBeMagic: Spark your creative revolution
I originally planned to post this only on my website and share it on Twitter and Instagram, but then it struck me - how could I build something with art as its foundation and not share it with DA, the artiest of all arty places? So here it is, #MakeArtBeMagic, the DeviantArt version!

#MakeArtBeMagic

What is magic? Shifting consciousness. Harnessing energy. Recognising your power. Affecting change. Magic is everywhere, all around you and, most importantly, within you. Yes, creative person reading this, I'm talking to you.
Don't believe me? OK, think about the art you create. Whether you're drawing, painting, taking photographs, writing, making clothes, building furniture, dancing, playing music, designing graphics, games or gardens, or doing literall
  LitBlitz is Here!Welcome to LitBlitz!

You asked for it, Community. You told us you wanted more DDs, more exposure, more interaction, so here's our response: for the next week there will be 4 Literature DDs every day - one from each CV!

They will be posted here for extra exposure, and we have a little community engagement game we'd like to play with you as well. So come on and check them out! Support your community and see who got picked!
Day 1

Congrats to: TwilightsFall , queenofeagles , MattVoscinar , and Kittify
           
Questions for you, readers! Comment with answers below!
1. What’s your favourite line from today’s DDs?
2. Can you find any similarities between today’s DDs?



Day 2

Congrats to: lady-la
  #PluralityOfPrideFly your flag with DeviantArt as we celebrate the #PluralityOfPride! Join the conversation and check out some of the LGTBQ+ artists we’re featuring for #PrideMonth.
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Like the many flags we fly to represent who we are, Pride Month is about celebrating the strength of our plurality, the many identities that complete us and make all of us great, and how they come together to build our common humanity.
Occurring in the same month as the Stonewall Riots (on June 28, 1969) where people were beaten simply for being who they are, Pride Month is meant to be a celebration of coming together in light of this violent beginning. This year, DeviantArt is proud to honor deviants of all identities who, over the years, have helped build us into an ever-more inclusive community where we can just be.
Be who we are, without fear.
Be different, even if we can't always be in real life.
Be ourselves, celebrated and supported

  Photography Newsletter: June 2018Welcome!
Welcome to June 2018's CRPhotography newsletter, a round-up of photography goodness on DA from the last month. The newsletter is divided into handy sections to help you browse photography news and features from the last month. The links with a Fella icon are official CRPhotography articles and the newsletter is illustrated with beautiful pictures featured as Daily Deviations over the last month.

DD Round-Ups
:bulletred: Abstract & Surreal from JustACapharnaum
:bulletred: Animals, Plants and Nature from JenFruzz
:bulletred: Fashion from Queen-Kitty
:bulletred: Horror and Macabre from TanyaSimpson
:bulletred: Macro from JustACapharnaum
:bulletred: The Great DD Round-Up from Yuukon
  Welcome to DA-Fashion!Welcome to DA-Fashion! I'm Queen-Kitty and I'm the current fashion photography CV! 
Many of the fashion groups on DA are no longer active, so I wanted to create a space for fashion photographers and models to get together and share their work, their knowledge, as well as to find inspiration in each other. DA-Fashion is a group for fashion photographers and models of all skill levels, ages, and backgrounds.  We like a variety of fashion styles, and if it's fashion, we want to see it! 
My co-founder Mrs-Durden was the fashion photography CV before me, and is currently a general photography CV. I am so excited to have her on the team, since we both have a deep appreciation for fashion photography, as well as different tastes for it.
There are currently 11 Gallery Folders (subject to change), some photos will fit in more than one category, and that's ok!  Pick the category that you feel fits your work best!  And if yo
  Dark and Beautiful Things #12A celebration of photography from the gallery of SubversiveAesthetic 
Thought-provoking. Stylish. Dark. Bizarre. Creative. Fascinating. Unusual. Memorable. Beautiful. Photography for grown-ups.









 
  Just One More Question...v4
Dear all,
In February I introduced the first issue of this new journal series I am very excited about. I had this idea where I wanted to do a series that showcases the immense diversity of people we have as members here on DeviantArt. And I wanted to try something a little bit different with regards to interviews. Instead of interviewing multiple artists by asking them a series of in depth questions, I decided I would come up with just one question, and ask it to a large number of deviants from different artistic mediums, different backgrounds, different countries, etc. This way, you, the reader, get to discover the insights, opinions and experiences of a huge variety of fellow members all at once. I really hope you guys will enjoy this, last issue got a lot of amazing responses, please let me know if there are specific questions you'd like me to ask in future issues!

"What is an equipment piece (camera, paints, software, pr
  Monthly Contest: ArchitectureDear members,
We'd like to invite you to participate in our monthly contest! June's theme at CRPhotography is Architecture Photography and therefore our contest will be based on this. From now on instead of just having the theme of the contest be a "Category" we will be making more specific prompts. Please read the info below to find out how to participate!
The Prompt:
Take a photograph of the interior or exterior of an architectural structure in black and white or monochrome.
Rules:
Bullet; Pink You must be a member of CRPhotography to participate.
Bullet; Pink You may submit 1 photograph to this contest, and it must be NEW: created AFTER the date this journal was posted.
Bullet; Pink You must submit your photograph to this favorites folder fo
  All Mediums Contest: Your Take On ItDear members,
Welcome to yet another projecteducate contest in which all art mediums are accepted. We've got a bit of a different prompt for you this time around, and we hope you will find it as exciting as we do! Please carefully read all the details below to find out how to enter!
The Prompt:
For this contest, we are going to present you with a wide variety of inspiring artworks from a large variety of art mediums. To enter the contest, you are going to pick 1 of these pieces of art, and you are going to create your own version of it.
What does this mean exactly? We all have different styles, different art mediums, different interpretations of certain concepts and emotions, different visions, etc. For this contest, we want you to take one of these already existing pieces, and use it as the inspiration for your own new piece, based on it.
Your entry can be in any medium you choose, so for example, if you choose a digital art piece, your entry can be any art

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  Underappreciated Art: A FeatureThere are many gorgeous works out there that could use a bit for recognition - for some unknown reason, they haven't yet reach a wider audience. We're here to remedy that - and recently, we created a poll where each of you could recommend several works that are not very well known, along with your own artworks that could use a bit of promoting. Here are the results!
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We are all dreamers by ghostlyspirit
Belinda by Jeni-Sue
Recollect your Damaged Beautiful soul by ANWARIKA-GFX
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We are all dreamers by ghostlyspirit
Belinda by Jeni-Sue
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Miles by HAN000 Miles and spider by Autumn-Sacura 

 


Finally! I would love it if you shared the following with me because I'm always eager to find new people!

1. Who is the last person you watched?
2. What is the last deviation you faved?


Stay devious friends! :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Some updates from the Community Relations Team :)
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018   General Artist
Re-reading this, and where it says "There are never enough positions for the amount of interest". I don't know but I just had one brilliant idea.  Inspired Idea 
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Note it to me :)
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018   General Artist
I have sent it. Thank you. :D
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:iconthekidkaos:
thekidKaos Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I am most definately interested in doing more fellas with you guys! :)
Miss old times so much :(
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Chorri Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Last watched: :iconlalalover4everyt:
Last faved:  ''Like Nya?'' BASE F2U by jakereallyishappy
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SonAmyFan362 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional Writer
1. Last person I watched: Chorri.

2. Last Deviation I Faved: [Commission] Rivals.
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Andorada Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2018


I can imagine that there is a huge ammount of work to put those collections together, thank you for binging them to us! Besides the awesome informative value they had, the fact that it came from you made a huge impact, because it was very supporting! It boosted up the motivation and it inspired a lot! - both in one's own activity, as well as in community work and in supporting other community promoters. The same feature coming from any of us would not have the same impact as coming from yo!. So, I would be very happy if you would continue with it :flirty:, and if you would like, maybe we can find a way together to pipe it in more groups/da_corners - for a larger audience.
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nicolikai Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Love 
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Andorada Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
^-^
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MisfitsTamara Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
Thank you for the feature which I somehow only just noticed. :p Heart 
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Anytime :)
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018
First off, The communityrelations group has been on hiatus and recently, under construction but will be relaunching very soon! So look forward to getting all your updates from our team there! We're very excited to get the group up and running again and reconnecting with our members

I've been waiting a long time to read this. :happycry:
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How many new and incredible things! I am a dummy!.  I would love to take advantage of this summer vacation to reconnect me with the community and participate in the new community projects that will come soon, taking into account that on August is the 18th Anniversary of DeviantArt :D (Big Grin) .

And I'm looking forward to meeting the new CVs! ^^. The update of the new application form was unexpected, but I think it is very good Heart .

I think it would be great to bring back "Pimps & Whoas" because it is one of your most popular projects that allows us to meet many talented and interesting artists, in addition to promoting the active participation of the community =D Thumbs Up .

Who is the last person you watched?


What is the last deviation you faved?

Luna Lovegood1 by Maria-Hideki
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MoviesBandit Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018
Cool.
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TheArmouredBear Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
Last two items faved was the Deviousness journal and the journal by the recipient!

Am now following communityrelations and Yuukon 
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SpixelArt Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2018
Hi Moonbeam, I know you're super busy - but on the off chance that you see this, when was the volunteer form changed? I applied around May 20th and didn't hear back yet so I kind of assumed I didn't hit the mark, but I'm worried maybe I sent my application on an outdated form? :(

The last person I watched was sheasun, a mutual watcher and an amazing pixel artist :heart: Keep on rockin =p

The last thing I faved was  Selbstportrait pixel by Trick17  I've never seen sketch-work so accurately conveyed through pixels before, and what a great way to draw a self-portrait.
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iingo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm looking forward to the new community projects soon! 

I really did miss the Pimps and Whoas. They were very interesting and helped me discover a lot of new talent, articles on certain topics and such.
I think it would be great to get the who dA community involved with future projects such as raffles, give aways, contest, community building and more. : D

Last person who I recently watched was:

humblehills . I look forward to her inspirational work here on deviantART. I also look forward to being an adviser to her as well.

Last Deviation I faved was: 
Art of April: Autumn Fairy by futarinokizuna

I was in awe when I saw the amount of detail presented to this piece. I loved the color compositions, the rhythm and movement it gives.

Thank you cinyu,kingmancheng,inprotest,TimberClipse,Oughter for your long contribution to the community. <3
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kingmancheng Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Professional Filmographer
:hug:
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humblehills Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Panda LOVE 
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Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really looking forward to the upcoming community projects :D The planning alone is already a lot of fun <3

As for Pimps and Whoas: It was a lovely feature. However, I can only imagine how much work it took for each feature. Maybe at the moment the amount of interest will not be worth that amount of work. Hopefully, in the upcoming year, we can improve things a bit with various projects, and it will become more viable again :)

Last person I watched: Eldarianne. I really like their style and character designs <3
Last deviation I faved:
Neo meiji hall by Undercurrent-32
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Eldarianne Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot :heart:
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Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure :) Thank you for the lovely art
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The last person I watched is LadyBrookeCelebwen

The last work I faved is:

seven cats by Eirwen980

And I really enjoyed the "Pimps and Whoas" :)
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ov3 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
The last person I watched is Msblacksheep

The last picture I faved is 

Mature Content

TM by ViktorStinger
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LenaCobral Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2018  Hobbyist
I know I've sent deviations to cinyu before so thank you cinyu for all of your hard work!  

I think the last deviant I followed was anotherwanderer 

The last deviation I faved was
365daysofsketches - 2nd year - 321 by RobertoGatto  
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cattservant Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018
Old Mule aims to please.
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:iconcogwurx:
cogwurx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
YAY!
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GuardianMajor Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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DanielaIvanova Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018
Excited about the group relaunching and hopefully new faces on the CR team. Some galleries are in dire need of fresh blood. 
I did enjoy Pimps and Whoas but it was such a long time ago when I last tuned in. Coincidentally, I'm doing a weekly feature collection in my group, used to do one for contests and happenings, too, but as you said it didn't garner much attention. 
The last person I watched was Olgola who makes beautiful features,
last favourited deviation:  Skena by Helmiruusu
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018   Traditional Artist
1. Who is the last person you watched?
:icongeorgexvii:

2. What is the last deviation you faved?
Once Upon a Reverie XIII by MeganCoffey
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018   Photographer
1. Who is the last person you watched?

Coincidentally, the artist you DD'ed this morning: zephy0

2. What is the last deviation you faved?

The Sun by MuseInBlack  
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RTNightmare Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I just saw that the CR application was updated big time. I'll send another one, just in case. :)
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RTNightmare Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
1. BriarDoucette-Sensei - rewatching a friend. 

2.  Peak-a-Boo by JeRoenMurre

I’m glad to know CR is starting up again soon. :) Can’t wait!
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018   General Artist
1. Who is the last person you watched?
Muruni
2. What is the last deviation you faved?
COMMISSION | EZAKIEL by alexzappa
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JassysART Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
1. Who is the last person you watched?

DominiqueVial

2. What is the last deviation you faved?
Commission - Fireworks by mesiasart
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018   Digital Artist
Oh I'm so happy to finally see this group relaunching! It's important to many people to be updated about the site :nod:

1. Who is the last person you watched?
Oh I barely watch people as of now... but checking the Activity, it was sukiiee ! :)

2. What is the last deviation you faved?
This is a problem too because I have too much pixel art to keep track on it :XD:

Last "regular" favorite:
We, too, are butterflies! by Daykiney

Last pixel art favorite:
YCH pixel batch #2 by Nokendu
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ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the mention! :heart:

1. Who is the last person you watched?

RomanDubina

2. What is the last deviation you faved?

Inktober: Forest Landscape by Cortoony
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Stygma Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
About Pimps and Whoas, I liked it, but if find it more and more difficult to keep up with all the the DA groups, community stuff, work and other personal obligations! :)
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Stygma Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Who is the last person you watched? moni158
2. What is the last deviation you faved?  Plague Lord Hades by StuArtStudios
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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mckeekee Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
1. Who is the last person you watched? Casadriss ; she truly is a fantastic artist!!
2. What is the last deviation you faved?  Secret Garden by JennyLe88
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Casadriss Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018
Omg thank you so much, that's so sweet of you! ;///;
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mckeekee Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
you’re welcome! //// <3
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Edited Jun 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
1. Who is the last person you watched? humblehills 
2. What is the last deviation you faved?
Jurassic Park for MONDO by shoomlah
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Laszl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Last person I watched:
DandelionCharm

Last deviation I faved:

Mature Content

Starlight Request by BrokenTentacle
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