How to Suggest a Daily Deviation ( DD )
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Although there are other news articles on this subject, it is still unclear to a lot of people how and what to suggest for a DD.
i will guide you through the process step-by-step


What kind of images should i suggest?

no absolute answer here, but you should suggest something that stands out from the crowd. Something with either an unique concept, quality or beauty.
Browsing the DD section for a while could give you an idea, though art and taste is subjective.
It is ok to suggest a friends piece, but don`t do it just because its a friend, do it if the piece is excellent.


Who am i gonna suggest it to and what should i write?

help.deviantart.com/18/ has the list of all the gallery directors and what category they are "attached" to, all you need to do is check the category the image is in, and take it from there.

Under the image you want to suggest is a thumb code ( under page views )
copy that.

Lets say you want to suggest 0005 by darthenjoy for a daily deviation, you copy the thumb code, see that it is in the Animals & plants - landscape, and that the right person to suggest it to would in this case be :iconkkart: kkart.

Now you send a note to kkart with the subject title ` DD suggestion`.
In the note you paste the thumb code and write why you think this piece deserves a DD.

Example of a photo i suggested that got featured:
The Friendship by Healzo `There is something magical about the relationship between animals, and this is the first time I've seen one between a dog and bunny. Not only is the capture magical, but the highlights and black and white combined with the shallow focus makes it very artistic.`

As you can see, i gave a good explanation as to why i think it should get featured. If you only write ` AMAZING ` it does not tell much, it should be more in-depth.
What story it tells, how the light and contrast is, the composition e.t.c


There is no gallery director for the category the image is in?

On the list, you can see that some have All areas or Ringmaster next to them, that means that you can suggest any piece to them, but first check if there is any other director thats main of the category the piece is in.

Why should i suggest an image for a DD?

Being an artist is not just about creating art, it is also about seeing the beauty and appreciate other peoples artworks.
As one of the biggest art community in the world, this place would stop if people did not support each other, and DD suggestions is one way of doing that.


Other Facts:

- Some directors have special rules on suggestions, so it is wise to read over their journal before suggesting.

- Both known and unknown pieces can be suggested

- it only takes a couple of minutes

- Doing journal features and news article features are both great ways to feature other peoples work

- Don`t stop suggesting even if it takes a while before one of your suggestions get featured

- where are the DD features? today.deviantart.com/dds/
Right next to the browse

- Any other questions, just ask :aww:
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thedamin's avatar
thedamin|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great HowTo! :clap:
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Tofu-Samu's avatar
Tofu-Samu|Student General Artist
Can I suggest literature deviations?
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Chia-Pet-Girl's avatar
Thank you so much for this wonderfully helpful guide!!! (:
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KvornanTheLafesta's avatar
KvornanTheLafesta|Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful :)

I think this journal entry deserves a DD itself! :D
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swatches-of-puRple|Hobbyist Digital Artist
dang it, are there no photography DDs that are not of sexy women? :(
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Bongomancan|Hobbyist Photographer
Is it a bad idea to suggest the same piece for a DD to more than one director if there are more than one director that is applicable to the image? I havent seen anywhere if this is ok.. so sorry if its somewhere and i overlooked it!!
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it is not written on the help section i think, but the admins do not like it, due to it might be a mix up somehow. so a general rule is to wait a while if you want to re-suggest it to another GD. :aww:
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Bongomancan|Hobbyist Photographer
ok no problem! thanks for getting back to me. :D
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SorinDanut's avatar
SorinDanut|Hobbyist Photographer
i suggested a lot, but nothing happened.

once i suggested and one user send me to another user... and so on... saying he.s not the big kahuna in that section... and, nothing happened

i found this disturbing

and many dd.s are .... i don/t have words to say about those junks..

i feel good now :ninja:
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sleepymiguel's avatar
To whom do I suggest:p
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MehreenFreed|Hobbyist General Artist
These are the gallery moderators which can and will select your suggested deviation if they want to.Just send it in a note to
:
[link]
:butterfly:
Have a great day.
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Dumdodoor|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah this is useful. ^,^
Thank you for that wonderful advice!
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CapnJon|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice info to hold on to!

Thankies for the article!!
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meljoy68|Hobbyist General Artist
Good information to hold on to. Thank you for sharing it!
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Anj3L's avatar
Anj3L|Professional General Artist
This was very helpful to me, thank you!
I'll be suggesting some DD's in the near future. :D
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DarkraiDreams11's avatar
really helpful! ^o^/ i've always wondered how to do this sort of thing, so thank you! ^^
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sarahredhead's avatar
Thank you!! I recently recommended a piece that caught my eye, but I don't think I did this right. Now I know!!!
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SassyAssLilBich's avatar
I think this article should get a DD :D there are so many "news" articles these days that are nothing more than features with no explanation longer than their color theme...

very helpful and useful :D
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Kahiro-Suzuki's avatar
My dream is to reach DD
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Cantus-J-Fraggle|Professional Traditional Artist
Mine too. I'm starting to think it's broken...
:(
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Kahiro-Suzuki's avatar
You shouldn't say so! We should hope and modify ourselves!
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Cantus-J-Fraggle|Professional Traditional Artist
Or get a different fanbase comprised of people that would actually think of nominating us for DDs. As, thus far, none of my friends/occasional visitors about these parts seem to have even contemplated such a thing. It's either that or the whole process is broken.

Hence my original statement...
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a-line-in-your-book's avatar
same here lol xD
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