Welcome!Please join me in welcoming JustACapharnaum and doughboycafe to the Community Volunteer team JustACapharnaum (Macro Photography)doughboycafe (Literature)Take a moment and go say hi!
Welcome New Volunteers!Please join me in welcoming the newest members of our Community Volunteer team!lovelessdevotions - Digital Artpinkythepink - Artisan Craftsbrennennn - LiteratureJonathanWyke - Comics and CartoonsJael page 9 no letters by JonathanWykeA Walk in the Woods p03 by JonathanWykeAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH! by JonathanWykeValaSedai - Pixel ArtThe Shrimp King's Bane by ValaSedaiOceanic Biosphere by ValaSedaiWelcome to the team!!!
Celebrating Deviousness - June 2016 In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.Introducing KatieAlves:iconkatiealves:Hi! I’m Katie. I’m from Ontario, Canada and I’ve been a makeup artist for 6 years now. I started out with a strange idea of creating a little Halloween scene on my lips. I had so much fun creating it that I posted it on DeviantArt for others to enjoy. So many people liked it, that I thought I would try out a scene on my eyes. I loved doing that even more and just kept creating different scenes on my eyes and lips.Art has always been a big part of my life. I love almost every aspect of it! I try to incorporate so many of the techniques that I learned over the years into my makeup. I owe so much to DeviantArt. Taking a silly little idea and helping it grow into something
Pimps and Whoas - May 10, 2016News from the Team 21 Days of Overwatch Celebrating Deviousness - May 2016 DeviantArt Embraces DeviantArt Homefront: The Revolution Contest Winners Mobile Push Notifications Thank you Liliwrites
Welcome ChaosfissurePlease join me in welcoming ChaosFissure to the Community Volunteer team where he'll be helping to represent the Fractal Community!Go take a moment and say hi!
Celebrating Deviousness - December 2015 In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.Introducing griffsnuff:iconGriffsnuff:My name is Tina, and I am a bubbly happy artist from Norway who enjoy sharing and learning more about art. I have been drawing my whole life and it is probably thanks to my mom that I kept on drawing. She has always been my biggest supporter and encouraged me to keep drawing.I joined DeviantArt in 2005, and that is also were I have met my best friends, learned most about myself and my art. Meeting new people from so many different parts of the world and with so many ideas, is really inspiring to me and has made me work and try a lot of different things through my years, I also worked as a concept artist on Among the sleep and that taught me a lot abou
Celebrating Deviousness- April 2016 In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.Introducing Picolo-kun:iconpicolo-kun:My name is Gabriel Picolo, I’m an illustrator based in Brazil who loves coffee and black kitties.I’ve been drawing since I was kid but it was always a hobby which I didn’t put much time into. By 2013 I used to draw a doodle per month. Maybe.Then, I joined the DeviantArt community on 2014 when I did the 365 days of doodles project, in which I challenged myself to draw a doodle a day, for the whole year. It was one of the most challenging things I ever did and it helped me so much with developing my craft and to keep drawing regularly.Everything from then on was crazy and by the end of the 365 days I was getting art commissions and clients, which made me decide to qui
Celebrating Deviousness - August 2016 In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.Introducing larienne:iconlarienne:My name is Karolina and I’m an illustrator who loves elves, tea, and horror. I’ve been drawing since I can remember, art has always been a huge part of my life. I joined DeviantArt years ago but it was not until the beginning of this year when I decided to truly dedicate my life to being a freelance artist. I quit my part-time job and after graduating from my university, I started dedicating 100% of my attention to art. With that I can say that this year has been revolutionary for me so far and I wouldn’t be where I am now without the continuous love and support I get from this wonderful community.My favorite part of being a Deviant is th
Project Educate ScheduleSchedule and Infoprojecteducate was founded eight years ago by Moonbeam13 and since then has been a project run by the Community Volunteer team. The group is aimed at providing educational information for artists who want to learn about all sorts of art genres or who want to contribute their own knowledge for others to read about.Weeks are usually allocated in seven day blocks. Community Volunteers along with members of the community will take the lead and bring you seven days of awesome in the form of articles, features, chat events, interviews and maybe even a contest or two. However, we now also host "PE Weekends" where 1-4 articles are posted from Saturday to Sunday, giving everyone the chance to bring a topic to the attention of the community, in an easier and less time-consuming manner.The volunteers and community members will share their knowledge about various galleries on DeviantArt, the Chats and Forums communities, or other DeviantArt related educational topics. We
What's going on with DeviantArt?There's a lot of changes going on with DeviantArt, and we recognize that this is irritating. We don't want it to be irritating, but unfortunately we don't have a choice.DeviantArt must transform. The live product is failing to interest as many new members as it used to. We've identified many of the reasons for this, and we're making transformative changes to help new users adopt DeviantArt. We especially want new users to come in and Watch Deviants, and begin conversing about Art. Ultimately we want new Deviants to post Deviations and contribute to the community. DeviantArt is meant as the place to support people in the world as they become more creative in their lives. As a community, we represent the journey of being a more creative person. The current state of DeviantArt isn't adequately communicating our value to new members. And the products they are using confuse them. We've interviewed new members on the phone, in surveys, via email. We know what the issues are.To fix th
Photomanip Newsletter February 2016Hi folks! It's time again for our monthly photomanip newsletter. Find out what has been going on in the past month and what not to miss in the coming one. The latestDD Suggestion DriveI know many of you have already sent me tons of cool DD suggestions. DDSuggestionDrive is a group encouraging deviants to write more DD suggestions. They currently have a contest running from 1st to 29th of February, during which your task is to write as many DD suggestions as possible. The more, the higher your chance of winning! They are giving away tons of prizes, so it's worth it!Find more info on how it works here:To get an idea what could be great DD material, you can check the Photomanip DDs of January and my DD suggestion guidelines. I updated my guidelines to make suggesting easier for you. Artist interviews:Two outstanding members of our community have be
Encouraging New Deviant EngagementReceiving comments on your deviations can be one of the most rewarding aspects of DeviantArt. The moment you make the decision to share your art with the world, you're ready to connect with kindred spirits, hear their tips, and share feedback of your own. The cycle is rewarding for each and every participant.Starting today, we’re running a few experiments that aim to bring attention to new and undiscovered deviants on DeviantArt. When such a deviant submits a deviation, he or she will be shown suggested deviations and prompted to leave a comment. The purpose of this project is to create bonds between new deviants and help people find similar artists to grow with.This feature is experimental, and we’re testing to see how something like this helps deviants grow as an artist and meet new people. Share your thoughts!Have you been prompted to comment on deviations from fellow deviants?If so, w
Digital Art DD Round-Up: May, 2016:iconlovelessdevotions: Features by lovelessdevotionsLife in the Lane. by SchastnySergeyLiu Po Shan by white70WSAlysse by vuogleWitcher 2077 by AdamBurnThe Slums Of Wu Jian by FranklinChan7.1 by straychi1dKepler 9d by erenarikJet Futura by vladimirpetkovicVikings by kristmiha:iconjunkbyjen: Features by JunkbyJen
Community Relations Roundtable: Being a CVCommunity WeekIntroductionEver think about joining the communityrelations team? For this Community Week, I chased down most of the CVs and made them answer some questions about what our role is really like, what type of a commitment it requires and what type of a person it takes to fill the spot well. We apologize in advance for being so wordy, but it's a subject we're passionate about! Now sit back and enjoy the dialogue. Who are you? What do you do outside of DeviantArt, and what kind of art do you make?:iconqueen-kitty:Off DeviantArt, I'm just your average girl trying to balance everything I've got on my plate (I seem to thrive on creating work for myself). For a living, I work M-F in my family's construction business answering phones, doing secretarial work, and providing tech support throughout the day. Photography is my hobby/obsession and I mainly concentrate on portrait and fashion photography. Since my job ta
Pimps and Whoas - March 18, 2016News from the Team Welcoming New Deviants Welcome New Volunteers! Thank you C-91 Celebrating Deviousness - March 2016Official ContestsAll "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. denotes US only contest (18+)
Welcome cosmicboundPlease join me in welcoming cosmicbound to the Community Volunteer team where he'll be helping to represent the Sci-Fi and Fantasy community!Take a moment to say hello!!
Thank you!Eventually good things come to an end and the same is true for the term of a community volunteer. Sometimes it runs it's full course and sometimes real life takes over and people don't have time to commit to the role. Whatever the case, the time they spend with our team is memorable and I'm always thankful for the effort they put in.Please join me in thanking the following people for their time and dedication to bettering the DeviantArt CommunityNyx-Valentine JunkbyJen ErikShoemaker Talty hosagu
WelcomePlease join me in welcoming TanyaSimpson, TsaoShin and JunkbyJen to the Community Volunteer team!TanyaSimpson (General Photography)TsaoShin (Fan Art)JunkbyJen (Digital Art)Take a minute to go say hello!!
I Challenge You v.2 - 12 hours left!Hello everyone,Welcome to a second edition of a brand new art challenge courtesy of your Community Volunteers. We present to you a revised version of the last "I Challenge You" contest wherein this time you will not be paired with other deviants but rather you will work individually and be challenged by a Community Volunteer! We hope this will help get you out of your comfort zone and practice your creative skills, this time on a very individualistic level.How it works:Step 1Leave a comment on this journal with: the specific art medium you'd like to be challenged within, and a list of things you refuse to create. Do not include any other information, this is all we require from you.>Please try to keep the list short of your objections, it should only be things you truly object to creating.>You may choose only 1 type of art medium to be challenged within. Please choose from the list below.Example: Digital Art>Photomanipulation
Iconic Tribute ContestCommunity WeekIconic Tribute Contest View the winners of the contest here: Iconic Tribute Contest Winners! People like David Bowie, Harper Lee, Prince, and, of course, Alan Rickman among many others, have had huge impacts in art, culture, and even education. Their loss was felt by fans worldwide. The internet overflows with tributes in the forms of tweets, paintings, renditions of songs, films, memes, etc.For this contest, we want you to think about an artistic or cultural influence that has had a great impact on your own creative process, and create a piece of work inspired by that connection. Your cultural icon doesn't need to be someone who has died, but it can be. It doesn't need to be one person, but it should be someone or a group of people who were alive in your own lifetime (so no using Shakespeare or Dante!).Though some of our stars are certainly ang
DigArt Is Coming!Is coming to :iconcommunityrelations: & The Digital Art Community! What Is DigArt?DigArt is short for Digital Art! We all DIG art, right? Right! We will be putting together journals that will feature challenges for deviants in the community to participate in! We will also host interviews and features to offer the Digital Art community something fun and engaging to participate in on a monthly basis! As artists or art enthusiasts, we are always looking for things to inspire us, so what better way than to offer challenges, features and interviews each month to help with your creative flow!We will be running a series of events such as challenges, interviews, features and more that you can participate in! We want to offer a platform to engage in the community and bring something fun to the table! These events are open to everyone and we welcome all to participate in the digital art community! Let's be creati
Fantastic Fan Art Friday - 07-01-2016Fantastic Fan Art FridayHappy Friday and welcome back to another Fan Art Feature! I'm coming to you from my table at Anthrocon which means I'll be slow this weekend on responses to my comments, notes, and questions. But enough about me, let's take a look at OVERWATCH features!Ever since Overwatch was released (and long before then), the game has inspired some amazing artwork! I'm enjoying seeing the variations and artistic takes on all of the characters! Here are some incredible Overwatch pieces that were created recently!
Digital Art DD Round-up: June, 2016:iconlovelessdevotions: Features by lovelessdevotions Yellow city by paoooRoyal Dolphin by QuentinvcastelSaint by LeslieAnnODellUndead Guardian by santiagobetancur87Mr.Drump by VerehinASP - Wechselbalg by Thomas-tzarVoyager by GranDosicuaEarly Summer by ChaoyuanXuThe Journey by Adam-VargaBoulderback by RicoCilliers:iconjunkbyjen: Features by JunkbyJenCommission: Kanata Kimura by InnervalueBeware The Weight Of The World by Ascending-Storm
Drive Active: February 1 - 29Our first drive is officially active!We're currently hosting a drive from February 1 to February 29. Prizes will be distributed in March. Anyone who has a DA account is able to participate and eligible to win a prize, this includes Community Volunteers and Staff! We all love great artwork, and we can all suggest great artwork to be featured. This project is all about spreading the warm-tingly feeling when we see great stuff shoved at a spotlight. There's just about one week left in the drive! If you haven't participated yet, make sure you send in at least one suggestion to get your name in the drawing for the epic prize list below!What is a drive?A drive is a period of time, usually one calendar month, in which DDSuggestionDrive is actively encouraging everyone on DeviantArt to suggest pieces of art and writing to the Community Volunteers for a Daily Deviation feature. You can learn mor
The YearbookDeviantArt is turning 18 years old and that means it is time to graduate and join "the real world" as some like to call it. One of the most common keepsakes from high school is the yearbook. It's a way to look back years later and point at your classmates wondering "who is this again?" and "did they even go here?". You can browse photographs from various school events like field day or prom. Oh and don't forget about the awesome quotes that the students get to leave by their graduation photo!The communityrelations team has created this yearbook (Ok, it's a journal but we're artists. Use your imagination ) and would love to have you sign it for us! We have some prompts to help you figure out what to write down. We can't wait to see your replies and look back on them years from now with fondness, amusement, and hey! Maybe even some healthy fear. Will You Sign Our Yearbook? What would your graduation quote be? What is you
DigArt Challenge THEME:AquaticsDeadline: September 30th, 2018 @ 11:59PM PST"A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor"DigArt Challenges will run once a month and will be hosted by your Digital Art CV's! This month, for September, we're hosting a theme for aquatics! The challenge theme is there to inspire you to create something that's related to the topic! Aquatics could be interpreted such as a beach scene, a landscape of the ocean, mermaids, sea life, underwater shots, whatever your heart desires! It just needs to be in the digital art format! We have some awesome prizes to give away each month!Below is information on how and where to submit your art to qualify for this challenge! Make sure your artwork is submitted to the appropriate gallery otherwise it won't be judged. It should be submitted to #communityrelations -> contests -> dig art -> the monthHow To Enter
Results for the February 2016 DD Suggestion DriveFirst, some statisticsA total of 4,914 artists were suggested! Our Top Five Suggesters :icongeorgexvii: with 569 Artists Suggested:iconlucytherescuedcat: with 436 Artists Suggested:iconsusensd: with 397 Artists Suggested:iconpsoty: with 302 Artists Suggested:iconEro-Haru: with 252 Artists Suggested These 5 people suggested nearly 40% of all the artists in the drive! Please give them a HUGE round of applause! # OF TOTAL PARTICIPANTS IN DRIVE: 124AVERAGE # OF SUGGESTIONS PER DAY: 169AVERAGE # OF SUGGESTIONS PER DEVIANT: 40# OF SUGGESTIONS DD'ED SINCE DRIVE BEGAN (AS OF 3/9/16): 203AVERAGE # OF SUGGESTIONS FEATURED EACH DAY SINCE DRIVE BEGAN: 5The prizes!As stated in the announcement article and FAQs, the prizes are divided up based on a drawing. For one
Welcome mercurycodePlease join me in welcoming mercurycode to the Community Volunteer team She'll be helping to represent the Stock and Resources community!Take a moment to go say hello!!!