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CATS CONTEST
    This contest is looong overdue and what better time to launch it than now, when we're all spending most, if not all of our time inside? Given the tough time we are going through and the social distancing  as a direct result of it, it's important to keep ourselves busy and as happy as we can with what we have available.    Initially I was thinking of a theme between the lines on "coming together", but this is already beautifully used in another contest, or something dedicated to "what makes you smile", and although it is a beautiful and positive theme, it cannot be objectively judged or quantified. So, having this in mind, as the host of
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Seniority Announcement: April 2020
Seniority has been a cornerstone of DeviantArt since the site's early years, and is a community award given to deviants who have made their mark on the community. These outstanding deviants have been recognized for their level of interaction, helpfulness with others, kindness, sincerity, and many other traits. These deviants can be recognized by the medal icon that appears next to their username, and in almost 20 years, less than 2,000 deviants have received Seniority. The following five deviants, having shown a kindred spirit that has led to continued positive community interaction and involvement, are the most recent recipients of Seniority. Please join us in congratulating them! @lauraypablo An active member of the photomanipulation community, @lauraypablo regularly does community features and consistently takes time to interact with others on the site in meaningful ways. @barananduen If you know the username @barananduen, it's probably for a good reason. She's an incredibly
Seniority Announcement: April 2020
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Site Update: Hoofs Banned
Due to the sudden increase in submissions of the character "Hoofs," our policies have been updated to prohibit the submission of any Hoofs art, fanart, or derivative works. — Site Update HoofsBanned Hoofs is officially banned from DeviantArt. For more information, read below. Due to the sudden increase in submissions of the character "Hoofs," our policies have been updated to prohibit the submission of any Hoofs art, fan art, or derivative works. We sometimes have to make difficult decisions for the benefit of the community as a whole, and the extreme nature of this character necessitated us making a change. Though we do our best to e
Site Update: Hoofs Banned
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What's Keeping You Busy?
It can be tricky at times to keep motivated to do things, especially when options for doing things are limited by the space and tools that are available. Still, times like these where there's safety in staying home require keeping occupied and having things to do for physical, mental, and emotional well-being, even if watching TV is what’s keeping you occupied. We’d like to know what you’re doing to keep busy, and how those things are (or can be) fueling your creativity! If you have the opportunity to try something you’ve been putting off doing, now may just be the time to do it. We’d like to hear from you in the comments on this journal: What have you been doing to keep busy? How have the things you’ve done to keep occupied inspired you creatively? Here are a few things that keep DeviantArt staff members busy: “I've been catching up on my reading list! I’ve read Circe by Madeline Miller and Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu! Diving into new worlds has been a good way to occupy my
What's Keeping You Busy?
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Expand Your Reach with Commissions
We’re always trying to find ways to empower artists, and a great option to expand your reach and exposure, as well as monetize your material, is by opening yourself up to commissions. Commissions can help unlock business towards your creations. Below are some simple ways to craft the best commission for your future buyers. #1: Be Ready to Take Commissions It's important to check in with yourself and make sure you’ve got the time and responsibility to take commissions. Whether you freelance full-time or create artwork on the side, be honest with yourself on what projects you can take on. This helps you stay on top of your work, maintain a professional relationship with potential clients, and avoid burnout and stress! Remember: you don’t have to accept every commission. Do what works best for you! #2: Know Your Worth Don’t second guess or undervalue your work! If you are accepting commissions, you are investing time, effort, and resources into the finished product, so you should
Expand Your Reach with Commissions
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Talent Tuesday: Interview Vol.19
Each month, NaturesHaven (https://www.deviantart.com/natureshaven) will shine a special light on one of it's members by doing an interview! This month we're talking to Arts-of-Cendrayliss (https://www.deviantart.com/arts-of-cendrayliss) :bigthumb792854294: `Mouselemur (https://www.deviantart.com/mouselemur) First of all, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions! Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Hello I 'm French woman, i love animals and i practise energy care for them. i created this Gallery Deviant Art to share my Nature photographies and my link with the Nature :iconArts-of-Cendrayliss: :bigthumb781842407: :iconMouselemur: How would you describe your art? My Art is very multifaceted, isn't never the same, my Art is like skyscape
Talent Tuesday: Interview Vol.19
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All About Seniority
Community Week Hi all, I am Yuukon (https://www.deviantart.com/yuukon) and I am excited that today I'll be sharing some ins and outs about being a Senior on DeviantArt with you! Seniority is more than just toilet seats, nursing homes, walking canes and grey hair, and I definitely look forward to sharing with you what it is beyond that! What is Seniority? Being a Senior on DA is different from being a senior in real life. One can be both, of course, but on DA, it's not a requirement to be a senior in real life to receive Seniority. Seniority on DA is basically a form of recognition for people who have left a positive mark in the community. Some get it for their time devoted t
All About Seniority
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Photo Feature 8 and Update
Hey Everyone, Wow it's been a minute since I did a feature. My apologies, with the virus I have had to finish and postpone many projects I was working on in case of a complete lockdown. I hope everyone is remaining calm especially with how things have escalated just within a week. I would also like to reach out our community members, specifically those who live in Italy. My family came from Tuscany to the States and still have many family members still there so this hits closer to home for me. We are all thinking about you and we hope you are doing well. If you can, please just comment and let us know if you need anything, how you are doing
Photo Feature 8 and Update
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R a n d o m II
brain dreams... enjoy
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Watercolour portrait: step by step walkthrough
Community Week Hi! I'm Luciferys and I'm going to show you a step by step of how I work with watercolors. Art supplies: Not pictured here, but I also used a jar of water and a paper towel. Step 1: I chose 300 gsm hot pressed watercolor paper and I cut the paper in half (this making it A4 in size). I taped the paper to a hard surface (this will keep the paper in place and also preserve a white border) and started sketching. I usually try to keep the sketch simple. References: Step 2: I covered the edges of the character with masking liquid using a silicone brush (it's easy to clean and it doesn't get ruined by the masking liquid). Mask
Watercolour portrait: step by step walkthrough
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The smokey valley V. - twilight -
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Red Mountain
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A sunken boat...
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Senryu Series 11
1. election day choosing the devil I know 2. first date her parents question our future 3. road trip the kids unpack a squabble 4. massage therapy another old knot of heartbreak 5. deep recession I add more spice to the ramen 6. televangelist available on Itunes salvation 7. job well done from the boss... blue moon 8. 18th birthday a postcard from the army 9. cemetery even here the poor section 10. midnight diner everyone feeds the jukebox 11. haunted house we let the youngest go first
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Poetry Self-Edit Checklist
Poetry Self-Edit Quick Start Guide and Checklist Introduction The idea behind this is to give newer poets a way to better edit their poetry themselves, without having to rely as much on an external editor.  It can be frustrating, especially for new poets to request feedback from a friend, or worse, to post a poem, and have all of the responses be about grammatical errors and other details.  We write poetry to convey ideas and emotions, and when something is off technically about the poem it distracts the reader.  When a reader is distracted enough to notice an error or other problem it means they might spend th
Poetry Self-Edit Checklist
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On conversations
I have upset the order of things, birds fall fast and featherflappingly from shaken skies, and leaves curl backwards into trees which snap from frost in summer, my heart is a bell that rings until glass shatters and frost falls fearful on the ground and I just do not know how to tell you.
On conversations
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Soft
The rain comes in from the mountainside and the musculature quietens. The birds, the beasts, the slanting cliff, the light, the restless hollowed emptiness, the bits of lava and bits of heartbeat and bits of racing animal mind. It quietens. The rain comes in like a slow blink.
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The Trouble With Homonyms
I suffered quite badly from Medical Student Syndrome in my first year of studying, to the point where I no longer trust myself to diagnose even the common cold when it comes to my own body. Not that it was ever the simple ones I thought I had - it never works that way. The rare ones, the ones that are hard to diagnose, the ones that have such few outward symptoms that they slip past professionals time and time again, those were the ones I obsessed over. That was twenty years ago and I still don't trust myself to self-diagnose athough I'm sure I'd never make those mistakes again. I've devoted my career to those rare disorders that had me so h
The Trouble With Homonyms
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Fold Over
i. across the vaults estimated by every milky tone the curious whirl in old friends gather a surface wholly between each divide of behavioral light cones bend to placate our amass combustion that is until her legs uncrossed absolving my repetitive nature to forget what conditions a truth has also to submerge and share in upholding closely the uniqueness of love we each must extinguish our self to then ii. across the vaults estimated by every milky tone the curious whirl in old friends gather a surface wholly between each divide of behavioral light cones bend to placate our amass combustion that is unti
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The Farmers Son
We sat sipping grappa as the storm clouds rolled in from the ridges like the smoke from some great unseen inferno, the wood walls and shingles of the house complained to us in low groans, of the wind coming up hard, through the valley, and there was flickering light from a candle, and she told me how light from a prism dissects into different colours that correspond in some way to our bodies and that all of life was a rhythm and I believed that part, and I believed there were stars beyond the sight of man on any grey day and that they might hold some greater secret than prisms or rhythms or any question a farmers son could ever
The Farmers Son
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Rock Me
autumn blunders in, clumsy stiff fingers frosted still by early winds, rocking trees back and forth red leaves splatter the ground paint drops, hanging from drooping branches, rotten fruit still litters the sidewalks i head south for the fall with the ducks. the train creaks like aching joints there's a crow on my windowsill, ruffling his feathers the trees flash by red -yellow-red my ticket's got a hole in the middle from being folded over and over the crow says "summer ain't that great, Peach Girl." i watch the sky and ignore his clicking black beak "the autumn's gonna follow right behind ya 'n turn the whole world re
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Hi there! I'm a storyteller of sorts, and a Community Moderator here on DeviantArt! Feel free to say hi, and if you need help with something, send me a note and I'll be happy to help as much as I can.

UPDATE: This should be fixed now! If you run into any issues from here, please contact Customer Support :) Hi everyone! There's an issue with uploading files to the submit page and Sta.sh right now, our team is looking into it and we'll hopefully
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Found on Newest, Vol. 18
One of the most polarizing things about the Newest page is that there's no filter, and that it's literally just deviations right as they're submitted. The bright side to browsing Newest is that you have the chance to run into a variety of good art of...well, anything and everything, really! So, here are some more great works that I've found while browsing Newest!
Found on Newest, Vol. 18
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Have you all seen this journal from team? If your day could use a pick me up, go through the comments and see what's making people smile! If something someone comments there makes you smile too, tell them! :la:
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Deviousness Award

A deviant for nine years, ikazon is a monumentally influential member of DeviantArt. A champion of DeviantArt’s literature community, he’s contributed his own writing and journal skins to the community since he first joined DeviantArt. In 2011, ikazon became a Community Volunteer, shining a light on undiscovered pieces in both the DeviantArt related and literature galleries. His dedication to the community quickly made him a beloved figure on DeviantArt. Soon after, in 2012, he was hired as a full-time staff member, where he ran multiple community projects, such as the 2014 and 2015 Valentine’s Day Exchange!

However, ikazon’s contributions to the community extended past his time as a community volunteer and a staff member. From contributing journal skins to the CalendarProject to leaving encouraging comments for his fellow community members, ikazon’s supporting presence has been felt all across DeviantArt.

We’re proud to name ikazon as the Deviousness Award recipient for March 2016!
Awarded Mar 2016

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ikazon Writer

My pleasure, and likewise! I hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well :hug:

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Erdbeersternchen Photographer
Thanks a lot for the continuous support!
May your shadow always stay beside you. 

Brazen summer sun by Erdbeersternchen
ikazon Writer

No worries, of course! :hug:

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Thank you so much for the llama!! Hooray Llama Badges 
ikazon Writer

No worries :la: