DD Suggestion Guidelines
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Hello! I'm pleased to be your Fan Art Community Volunteer! Please feel free to send me a note with DD suggestions for the Fan Art gallery!

What is a Daily Deviation?

The Daily Deviation is a daily feature chosen from the galleries here on DeviantArt.

An assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff and volunteer members who wish to showcase artwork they have found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large.

Bullet; Red FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
Bullet; Red FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?

How to send me a suggestion

  • I can only feature deviations that are part of the Fan Art gallery.  If you want to suggest DDs from any other gallery check this list to find out which Community Volunteer you should suggest it to.
  • Send me a note titled "DD Suggestion".
  • I prefer thumbnails!  Copy the thumb code from the deviation page that looks like this :thumb0000000: and paste it in the note.
  • Make sure that the deviant hasn't received a DD in the last six months.
    FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?
  • The deviant needs to be active!  Make sure they have been active within the last 30 days.
  • Self-suggestions are encouraged! Be proud of your work :) (Smile)
  • I can only feature one DD a day which means I can't pick every suggestion (and especially not right away)! Don't get discouraged if I didn't select yours and always feel free to send me another.
  • Send your suggestions to only one Community Volunteer!

How I select Daily Deviations

When selecting a Daily Deviation, I'm looking for a few things:
  • The deviant is an active member of the community.  They are engaging people through their artwork, comments, and favorites.  I need to see activity within the last 30 days.
  • I would prefer to select deviations that were made within the last year.
  • While I love to be able to shine a spotlight on lesser known members or deviations, that won't stop me from featuring a piece that is all ready popular. 
  • Since Fan Art is a big category that spans so many different interests, I like deviations that can get people excited for a particular fandom but it's also accessible to people outside of it.
  • The deviation represents a polished finished piece.  Technical skill is important to me but I also recognize style, emotion, message, and originality as factors when I select a feature. 

Relevant FAQ entries

FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?

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AlfaArtz's avatar
AlfaArtzHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Eric.
I'd Like To Suggest My Jurrasic World Evolution (It Was A Discord Contest Entry But Who Cares.) Fanart For A DD.
Here It Is:
Indominus Rex [CONTEST ENTRY] by AlfaArtz  

By The Way: I Tried To Make Indo Look More Good-Looking Because It's How It Would Probably See The World Around, Pitiful And Weak. Thats Why The Backround Is Kinda Badly Drawn.
Sorry For Not Just Sending It Trough Notes, But It's Kinda Easier For Me To Just Post In The Comments. Thank You In Advance.


TsaoShin's avatar
TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for the suggestion! 
AlfaArtz's avatar
AlfaArtzHobbyist Traditional Artist
No Problem!
Haddock-House's avatar
Haddock-HouseStudent Filmographer
Hey Eric, I have a question if you don't mind.

I've recently commissioned a very stunning piece from an artist, and they've given me permission to upload it into my gallery.
Hiccup and Toothless VS Doctor Doom by Haddock-House
I would like to suggest this as a daily deviation, since the artist is very talented and deserves the recognition for their hard work and how well they put this piece together. I was just unsure if I was allowed to suggest it, because it's in my own gallery when I did not draw it.
Would it be alright to still suggest it to you, with the artist's personal site and account being in the description?
TsaoShin's avatar
TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
Hey there!  It's a great piece but unfortunately it needs to reside in the gallery of the author/creator in order for me to give it a DD.  It's great that you want to share the work though!  I'd recommend creating an artwork feature!
officialmaria's avatar
officialmariaHobbyist General Artist
Hi, I'd like to ask a question. I want to suggest one of my deviations but before doing so, I want to make sure I do it right.

Romantic Sunset by officialmaria

This is a fanart I made but it's also animated. So my question is, is it ok if I send you the note with the suggestion or should I go to the CVs for film and animation? Problem is, if I go to film and animation I'm not sure if they'll accept my deviation since it's not original art, it's fanart, it contains characters from an anime.

So I'm not sure to which CV to suggest since my deviation fits in 2 categories, it's fanart but also animation.
I don't want to send the note without making sure I follow the rules so if you could tell me whom I should send the note, I'd really appreciate. Thank you in advance.
TsaoShin's avatar
TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
It should probably go to the Fan Art CV!
officialmaria's avatar
officialmariaHobbyist General Artist
thanks for the reply :)
StarKite1's avatar
StarKite1Student Traditional Artist
What if I have already send a suggestion to an CV, but the persone hasn´t read the note in the last two months. Can I send a suggestion with the same picture to an other CV?
TsaoShin's avatar
TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
The suggestion still needs to go to the appropriate CV since we can't feature things outside of our category.  If there's two CVs handling the same category you can try sending it to the other one :>
StarKite1's avatar
StarKite1Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. But how can I find out whether there are two for the category?
RTNightmare's avatar
RTNightmareHobbyist General Artist
The second position Fan Art is officially open again and I applied a few weeks ago. I really want to work with you. I have some ideas I'm already doing, but I'd love to work with you. Wish me luck! :squee:
PeppermintSoda's avatar
It's open?! Too bad I'll have to wait another few years. and that I'm inactive
RTNightmare's avatar
RTNightmareHobbyist General Artist
Yes I check every day and keep my eyes open. I've been applying for about 5 years. :) I've learned a lot in that time. 
PeppermintSoda's avatar
Ah. Good luck then! :thumbsup:Good Luck 
RTNightmare's avatar
RTNightmareHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! You too, should you apply! :)
PeppermintSoda's avatar
You're welcome.

And first thing when I turn 18 haha xD
RTNightmare's avatar
RTNightmareHobbyist General Artist
For which gallery? I'm guessing Fan Art since you're here, but still should ask! ;)
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TsaoShin's avatar
TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
Good luck!
RTNightmare's avatar
RTNightmareHobbyist General Artist
:hug: Yup! Hopefully Danie won't hold the past against me. ^^; I definitely think I'm ready. Hopefully, luck and faith are on my side.
Crimsonea's avatar
CrimsoneaHobbyist Digital Artist
fizzypopcake lezz volunteer togethah :)
JePixel's avatar
JePixelStudent Digital Artist
Are you not taking any more DD suggestions? *sad face*
TsaoShin's avatar
TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
I am! I haven't been able to answer notes for a while because I've been on travel :)
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