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Artist Relations: Did You Know? Vol. 2
Artist Relations - Putting unity into the community
Welcome to the Artist Relations Teams Did You Knows!! This will be a weekly article that the AR team will use to share tid bits of information with you. From miscat trends we are seeing, to little known facts, Artist Relations now gives you a simple way to keep up with the information we need to share.
Spotlight Did You Know
Digital + Traditional Mixed Media
Did you know that there is no category for a mix of traditional and Digital mediums?
"Whatchoo mean?" you ask, "I see Mixed Media categories in both Digital and Traditional! You're a dirty rotten liar!"
I'm no liar! You are correct that there are mixed media categories in both Digital and traditional, but what you apparently didn't notice is that they are not outside traditional and Digital, they are inside. When you pick Mixed media, you have to pick digital or traditional either before that or after. That means that you c
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Artist Relations: Did You Know?
Artist Relations - Putting unity into the community
Welcome to the Artist Relations Teams Did You Knows!! This will be a weekly article that the AR team will use to share tid bits of information with you. From miscat trends we are seeing, to little known facts, Artist Relations now gives you a simple way to keep up with the information we need to share.
Did you know.....
...that there are descriptions explaining what each category it meant for? Thats true, it's in the submission process. Once you've selected a path a button appears that says "gallery info". You can use it to know if you are posting in the right category. engines such as Google and Photobucket is not valid stock sources unless explicit permission is given by the owner of the material.
...Art Memes should ONLY BE SUBMITTED TO THE DEVIOUS FUN category!
...You can find a list of the correct Gallery Directors to suggest DD's, contests, and improvements to
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Gallery v2.1 New Features!
Gallery v2.1: New Features
We have done a bit of tweaking and some upgrades to the recently fantastic upgrades to galleries and gallery folders. Don't want to use the standard three image thumbnail compilation? No problem. Want the choice between a text only or image only icons for the sidebar? No sweat.
Got too carried away moving things around and want to just put it all back?  Click away.
And if you have a subscription and wants some funky CSS to match your journal? Have at it!
Here is a list of the upgrades! Enjoy!
    :bulletred: 'Everything' section replaced with a new Browse section
    :bulletred: One-click reset/re-order your Featured deviations
    :bulletred: Customized sidebar pictures for folders
    :bulletred: Text-only and Icon-only mode for folder sidebar
    :bulletred: Redesigned folder page: Text placed appears on left or right
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Gallery v2 Launches at deviantART
We've got some exciting news regarding your Galleries today, check out the short video below for a demo of the new features and some hilarity.

Gallery v2 In review:

 Featured Gallery, Everything Gallery, and Category Drop-Down

By default your Gallery will now default to the "Featured Gallery".  This is where you can present the art works that best define your Gallery.  The "Everything Gallery" shows off every deviation you have ever submitted.  And the NEW  Category Drop-down Menu displays only categories and sub-categories of deviantART that are relevant to your work!

 Gallery Folders

Organize your art and your gallery based on your o
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Printmaking Series Two - Intaglio Printing I
Printmaking produces images with visual qualities that are very different from those obtained through drawing or painting directly, and each technique adds its own peculiarities to the way each piece is conceived. Each of these techniques involves the use of a matrix or original surface which is manipulated in different ways, and from which multiple prints are produced. Each of these prints is an original, since they are not reproductions of another work of art.
However, with its odd and alchemical combinations of unusual materials, specific tools and enormous machines, Printmaking is often a strange and foreign territory even for artists accustomed to studio work on other disciplines.
While there are a great many different techniques, some of them done in ways dictated by ancient tradition and others spawned from modern technologies, it all comes down to four main categories:
Relief, Intaglio, Planographic and Screen Printing. These basic categories containing within themselves
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A quick update before holidays

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 4, 2008, 4:13 AM
I got at DD!

Now I know how it feels... Somehow, it enforces my suggestion Be notified of DDs given to people you watch and the secondary suggestion/corollary of notifying people when they get a DD.
Now, it is quite obvious when you get lot of faves and comments on a given piece, but even then...

Anyway, thanks to Tepara for suggesting that Watching you? could be a DD and to DCZed for giving it.

Somehow, I am a bit disappointed I got a DD for my script, not for my art. But actually, I am happy! =)
And this choice doesn't really come as a surprise, since I am a much better programmer (trained for that, doing it daily for years for living) than artist (self-taught, occasional practice)... :D And most of my scripts are among the most popular pieces of my gallery...

I am late!

I still owe a number of features in my latest journal. I must find some time to do them. I sure don't forget them anyway.
I also have tons of deviations in my devWatch waiting to be purged or looked more closely... It will be worse when I come back from holidays... :(


Although I am in holidays for quite some time already, the days are flying by and I hardly find some time to do productive things in dA (eg. uploading the stuff I scanned).

I will go away for a week, so no answers for a while...

Graphics Tablet

Recently a cousin owning an Wacom Intuos 3 graphics tablet lent it to us, so we can try it. My wife was starting to think it would be cool to have one (she does posters and ads) and knew I would like to have one too.

So we got the opportunity to try it and thought it is great. So we jumped the step and bought a Wacom Bamboo Fun (A5 format). It was cheaper and we thought if it was too limited, it would make at least a great tool for our kids: Intuos is too expensive to left them play with it.

After doing a drawing with Intuos, and a similar one with Bamboo, I can say they are similar enough (for beginners like us) not to buy the Intuos right now. Ie. the Bamboo will be enough for some time.
Actually, I even prefer the "paper" touch feeling of the Bamboo. The Intuos might have better options (finer pressure sensitivity (twice many levels), better resolution (twice much), more buttons and two touch strips vs. one touch ring, tilt detection) but for most of them, we don't really need them. Perhaps in the future, if we hit the limits of the Bamboo.

As expected, I had trouble using it with Gimp (and probably Inkscape). I saved the link to the solution some time ago, to answer questions in Software forum and in case I ever get one...
The link is: Bug 496958 – Wacom Bamboo doesn't function with GTK apps in Win32 (Gimp, Inskscape). The comments explains how to fix the issue with an hex editor: you just have to change a byte in a DLL file. Really easy to do, and it works very well.

So expect to see my first tries (a bit ugly but hey!) and more color graphics in my gallery (gasp!).

See you in a week or two!

  • Listening to: Computer humming
  • Reading: Comics
  • Drinking: Still water, and coffee


Philippe Lhoste
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Current Residence: Near Paris -- France
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL or XXL
Print preference: Yes, thanks... Seriously, I prefer smaller prints.
Favourite genre of music: Electronics, Rock, Pop, Blues, classical piano
Favorite style of art: Black & white traditional art
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Media Player Classic, lightweight and unobtrusive
Shell of choice: Saw too much puns here, it is no longer original...
Wallpaper of choice: Washable, a must when you have kids!
Skin of choice: Smooth and soft
Favorite cartoon character: Little Nemo, my characters...
Personal Quote: If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger...



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Dan-A-Frozen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cant acsess :(
OpaIescent Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
frozenpandaman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015   General Artist
poipopoi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Merci pour les watch et fave !
touristism Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Do you know where canti550 went?
Anoya Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011   Photographer
Was hoping to see an update on the 'Watching you? v1.3'-browser script but noticed you haven't been around for a while :crying:
keykeyx10000 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, saw you in an Armory Wars Pin Up contest page and thought I'd invite you to join:

dozalt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Stopped by again to look at your cool stuff. Good gallery.
philho Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I should update it, I have made a couple of drawings recently (well, in the last months..).
Maiwenn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup pour le watch! :hug:
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