The deviantART category tree contains galleries defined in several different ways.
dA's main Gallery headings are divided very broadly by various artistic media. Within the galleries, some categories are further defined by the specific medium used to create the work. Others are divided by artistic styles. And still others are defined by the kind of subject matter within the piece of art.
These three kinds of categories within the galleries lead to some confusion about where certain deviations should be placed. This distinction leads to a lot of the "overlap," or situations where a deviation may fit into more than one category. It also means that some kinds of categorization issues and miscat issues are very cut-and-dried, while others are more subjective.
If a gallery or category is defined based upon the medium used in the creation of the work, and a work is placed there that is outside of that medium, that is an easy-to-define misca
Hello! A lot has happened since the last time I updated my journal, and I wish to share the news one step at a time. deviantART is still, after so many years, one of the primary places where I share finished work. Since the launch of my website at the start of the new year, I have over the past few months established a system of where to post updates of my paintings, detailed walkthroughs and works-in-progress.
This section on my website is for what goes on "behind the scenes". Archived here are walkthroughs of my paintings, which I update on a regular basis, and it is also where I'll be sharing photos of how I get my paintings ready for exhibits.
High resolution images of my works-in-progress accompanied by detailed annotations are posted exclusively on my website.
There are two very convenient ways to receive updates of "In Studio" postings via the website's resources. By selecting "art update feeds" from the top right menu located at the header, there are options for subscribing directly to RSS, or to receive RSS alerts via email.
Here is another way to follow updates of all things related to my work, as updates from my website are fed directly here and are automatically posted to the Wall. Some finished works are posted here, although not of high resolution. Simply "like" the page to stay in touch.
Finally, there's my Facebook profile, where I like to post work-in-progress images in a "teaser" fashion, in that they are the most up-to-date, but with longer intervals and much less continuity between one step and the next in the painting process. By comparison, "In Studio" is where the most complete documentation of my works-in-progress can be enjoyed, however each detailed walkthrough on my website are posted only after a painting is finished.
In other words, for those who thirst for as-soon-as-possible updates, this is the place to go. There is also plenty of sideshow entertainment, as this is pretty much the only place where I post photos of my husband Keith's delicious cooking, as well as photos of my cats Chiko and Perry getting into feline shenanigans.