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DevNews 12th Edition, 2012

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 8:20 AM


Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors,

Welcome to DevNews 12th Edition, 2012.

Our aim is to bring you a collection of news articles, contest, features and more from around deviantART :)

Please do add this article to your collection and share with your watchers and friends :highfive:


DevNews Deviant and Group of the month, July 2012.

Deviant & Group of the Month July 2012Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors, 
DevNews is proud to bring you July's Deviant & Group of the Month.
Deviant of the Month ~ July 2012
Each month the DevNews Admin and Staff choose 1 deviant from the community. This deviant has
to be an outstanding deviant within the community, someone who cares
about others and the community! Someone we identify as a leader in the
community. This deviant can be anyone, anywhere on dA.
This month, we award it to someone we believe is an outstanding deviant with in the dA community!
:spotlight-left: Astralseed :spotlight-right:
Astralseed is very active within the deviantART Community, she is a Traditional Art Gallery and Chat & Forums Community Volunteer, and very talented professional artist. Astralseed is thoughtful, caring, always positive and willing to help anyone with their deviantART Related questions.
:devAstra


Deviousness Award, July 2012

Celebrating Deviousness - July 2012  Deviousness Award
 Deviousness Award

 Congratulations to `Itti

  Postcard 4 pack Letter Quotes

  Steampunk heart

  Every child is an artist

  What is this Awesome Achievement?

The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.

   Zombie Fighter Extraordinaire

   Trunk love

   Snowgrain I

  Who is `Itti?

To be a positive force in the community doesn't always mean you have to get on a box from great heights and shout loudly. `Itti is proof that sometimes just getting on with things and making the most of your time on deviantART can build just


deviantMEET

London HQ devMeetI dunno how many people I met and/or hugged today, but if you were one of them, it was awesome to meet you :thumbsup:
I know I didn't talk much but, firstly, I'm shy and, secondly, I was very tired for pretty much the entire day :B
Really super fun day, and it didn't rain til I was back on my train headed home.
Also, Heidi gave out mini cupcakes with BRIGHT GREEN FROSTING. I was very excited. Thank you ='D :dalove:
That is all.
:love:, :peace: & :B
10 Random things ...... about the London devMeet
So today was the official HQ picnic devmeet down in London. I headed down early this morning and met up with Kyramy before heading to Hyde Park where we found nikkittie, Lushbob, Blobzy, Indae, conniekidd, and Heenie-Starsz amongst the 300+ deviants that had turned up for the day.
The day was awesome and I had a great time meeting everyone. To save a page full of stuff, here's 10 random things about the day:
1. Carrying 200 stressballs across London is not fun, especially when you get lost and the trip takes 3 times as long
2. Even if the forecast says rain, bring sun cream. The weather may turn out awesome and sun burn is not nice
3. Don't try and take a surprise photo of nikkittie. Your ears wont appreciate the scream xD
4. Lushbob looks awesome in a yellow bow tie
5. Muffin muffins are amazing
6. Stressballs and notepads work great to play rounders xD
7. :devtyb
OFFICIAL LONDON DEVMEET 2012was too amazing for words!
im slowly putting my pics up!The day began with me travelling at half 10 in the morning! i was up at 7 and had a very nervy belly!
I was on the train and it was BUCKETING it down and i was like NOO, fortunately the sun came back for the WHOLE day.
i arrived in london at  11:30, the meet was due to start at 12!
i knew it took roughly 29 minutes to get to south kensington and i made it then i just assumed i would walk there and it would be close, it so wasnt, i went the WRONG way. luckily i got a call from Pixel-Spotlight :'D
I just passed a tube station and had to go back on myself..i went the wrong way but i eventually got there. i ran as fast as i could down the subway which i forgot how long it was! once out i was dripping so bad but i was there, finally!
I got to the memorial where we were all meeting and i put my cool face on and my cool guy walk and was ready to face the sea of deviants waiting! I luckily saw Demoncherry and ran to he


New and Noteworthy Groups

Arts-and-Health

Welcome to Arts and HealthWelcome to Arts-and-Health. We are glad you are here!
We are not a typical "art collection" group!
Please take a moment to read a little bit about us and our mission.
Arts & Health is about art. And health. :XD:
We are a new Community Project but not an "official" dA group.
We are grateful for the generous backing of Community Relations.
We are concerned not only with how art is used to show health and illness, but also with how art can be used as a vehicle for storytelling. We want to show what it's like to live with an illness (regardless of how major or minor) as a means to raise awareness not only of the condition, but also of the human spirit and endurance. At our core, human beings are brave and resilient creatures, even in the face of illness, and we want to depict this triumph while raising awareness of illnesses.
We are still ironing out the format of the group.
We plan to put together a bimonthly (perhaps moving to monthly) "e-zi
Arts and Health: A new Community ProjectWhat is Arts & Health?
Arts and Health is a new community project here on dA: Arts-and-Health that was started by Aeirmid with the kind support of Moonbeam13, Director of Community Relations, and namenotrequired, Astralseed, and Kaz-D. :love:  It is NOT an official dA group.
Its overall purposes are to encourage and help empower deviants to use art as a creative outlet for telling the story of what it is like to live with a health condition and to raise awareness of illness and resilience through storytelling. The group will share stories of trials and triumphs, hope in the face of the unthinkable, and resilience that comprises each and every human spirit. Art is a transformational medium, and through it we can tell our stories in a language that our words alone can never capture.
What is the format?
We are letting our members decide on the final format of the group. We anticipate that
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FeedbackFrenzy

Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest) + PrizesDuring previous weeks of dA Community Relations' projecteducate, we have learned about the importance of giving and receiving critique for our work. Now, let's shake things up a bit!
Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest)
A group of very, very devious deviants at FeedbackFrenzy are hosting
a comment/critique contest as part of projecteducate: Feedback Week!
The contest is now closed to entrants and will start on Monday July 2nd! :heart:
PE Feedback: Welcome and FEEDBACK FRENZY!
Check out the full contest rules and guidelines!
WHAT: "Feedback Frenzy" is a week-long game that ANYONE (yes, even YOU!) can play. The goals are to step outside your comfort zone and practice giving feedback to others, even if not in your own genre, to meet new deviants from across dA, an


devious Groups

AnotherContestGroup

The Monthly "Winners Package" Results21st of August, 2012 By Missvirginia
If this is your first time seeing the WP, check question and answer 6 in our FAQ to find out more about it.
Below the feature is the results of these contests!
:iconbyfolket::iconblaze1090::iconawesome-brigade::iconaty-s-behsam::iconbirds-club::iconcreativecrafters::iconlove-literature::iconshoujo-rulez::iconxchipandax::iconwe-love-eyes::iconjoudrew11::iconlove-us-adopts::iconworld-of-farscape::iconjb-pawstep::iconthehidanfans::iconeledhwen-stock::iconliveactiontvmovieart::iconheta-therapy::iconshootingstarclub::iconcell-mates::iconthefaeriesoak::iconcrazyanimeyakuza::iconeverythingxanything::iconarts-shadow::iconcrazydoggy::iconaikodea::iconall-disney-princess::iconavatar-fan::iconfeel-art:
Winners Package Results!
Congratulations to the winners of Byfolket's Contest see full results http://fav.me/d57ewdq
:trophy: 1st Place: :iconsunbearable: with
:trophy: 2nd :iconlaisana-and-d
:thumb243329949:

CatCraze

Rarer Cat Breeds Profile - JuneGroup Rules & Guidelines | Best of CatCraze | Feline Info Links | Rarer Breeds Profiles | Cat Articles
:star: Rarer Cat Breeds Profile – June :star:
:: Serengeti ::
General Description:
The ideal Serengeti cat is a medium sized cat with long legs. It should be in excellent physical condition, strong and muscular. It should appear as a graceful, statuesque, squarely built cat with a very upright posture. Also noticeable is the long neck that which blends into the base of the skull without tapering
Featured: Cat AdoptionsGroup Rules & Guidelines | Best of CatCraze | Feline Info Links | Rarer Breeds Profiles | Cat Articles
Featured - Cat Adoptions:
Here are cats that are currently up for adoption in our Gallery: http://catcraze.deviantart.com/gallery/36639623 from rescue organizations around the world.  
Please be sure to pass this on to other fellow cat lovers and anyone that might interested in adoption!
From
:iconsydneypetography::
Moisture in a Cat's DietGroup Rules & Guidelines | Best of CatCraze | Feline Info Links | Rarer Breeds Profiles | Cat Articles
Water: the Unforeseen Necessity
© Written by xxshaelxx

Cats and urinary tract problems–chances are, you've heard the stories, maybe even lived them yourself. Nightmares of cats peeing on the bed, in the sinks, on the carpet, everywhere but their litter box. Days, weeks, months of frustration with kitty, trying to teach him to go in the box and


dAWishingWell

WishingWell WeeklyThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats | Featu
Tuesday Treats: EndingsTuesday Treats!
Is the year really half gone?
Can you believe it? Is it true? Are you aware that it is the end of June? And with the end of June, the year 2012 is half over! What are some things you find unbelievable that end? Find some deviations show how different things end and link it in a comment on this blog! One deviation per member please. Each submitted deviation will be added to our gallery! Enjoy and have the best day ever!
Last week, we were stalked by ninjas per a member request! What kinds of ninjas did we find?

... and ...

Have a suggestion? Just send the group a note with subject of Tuesday Treats Suggestion!
Wonderful Wednesday and YouThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats | Feature Friday | FAQ

WishingWell WeeklyThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats | Featu
Point Features! Thanks to all our great donators!!The Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print | Point Features | FAQ
Hello everyone!
This is a feature for everyone who donated to our point collection account TheWishingWidget from the start of the account until June 27th, 2012. If you would like to be featured in the next update please donate "Here" The updates will come out monthly.
Thank you for donating to help someone get their wish granted!
~Thanks! :deveat-my-pai
Daily Deviation AwardedThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats | Featu


deviantHEART

Acts of Random Kindness!Hello fellow positivity promoters!
The time has come to announce our plans for ARKs. Acts of Random Kindness are those little things you do for others that make them and you feel great! You might leave a nice comment for a new deviant welcoming them to dA, leave a helpful critique for a struggling artist, grant a wish at dAWishingWell, answer a burning question to help a deviant out, donate to a donation pool, give a premium sub to another member, and more! If it is kind, promoting positivity and makes people smile, it is probably an ARK!
This is a great project created by MzzAzn and expanded by Hardrockangel!"...each month you commit yourself to doing at least one or two (or more) random acts of kindness to spread positivity throughout the community. "Hardrockangel writes, "This can be done by leaving small positive comments on pieces that haven't been commented on yet, by making art for someone, by giving points to donate towards someone's
PM Wonders Weekly Feature #3Hello!
Welcome to Photomanipulation Wonders Weekly Feature 3rd Edition.  This week i would like to thank ErinM31 for nominating some artworks for me to choose. Please see rules for nominations. I encourage them :heart:
Here are the great artworks of this week, please go fave and comment on their art to spread the love. Also don't forget to fave this journal to reach more people.
The Night's Watch by RichardGeorgeDavisSansa by StreamyDigitalWater Maiden Magic by pranileDaughter of gea by RavenMonsterScheiBekilika by MililaniMakFantasy Escape by cryingunderwaterKingdom of Auri by MachiavelliCroSunflower by blastevilblind faith by photoflakeStanding in the Starlight by BloodMoonEquinox
:iconmv1plz::iconmv2plz::iconmv3plz::iconmv4plz::iconmv5plz::iconmv6plz::iconmv7plz:
*rules
Each week I go around photomanipulation galleries to choose 20 stunning piece of artwork from our fellow deviants. There are a few (very reasonable) rules to be featured but it is actually b


deviantART-Related

Monthly dA Related Chat Event: September 7th:icondeviantart-related:
deviantART-Related
A wild chat event appeared!
It will be held on Friday, September 7th at 1PM PST in the official deviantART Related Chatroom, :#dARelated:.
There will be lots of trivia, a muro contest, and more! All with point prizes. :points: :D
Hope to see you there! :dalove:
A Week in dA Related - #048Welcome to the next installment of A Week in dA Related!
A Week in dA Related is a weekly news article series that aims to bring you the most important and fun deviantART and dA Related news from the previous week. It also includes a handful of features from the gallery that were submitted in the last 7 days. :)
If you have any deviantART Related news you'd like to share, shoot a note to bradleysays.
This issue covers June 17th to June 24th, 2012
From the Writer
Hey deviants,
I'm back from my short holiday, so I'll be going through all the DD Suggestions I received and replying to other notes I received. If you have any suggestions for the dA Related gallery, don't be afraid to note me. :note: I'll approach all suggestions with a clear mind. :)
Have a great week!
bradleysays
Community Volunteer - deviantART Related
News
Official deviantART
deviantART Related CR Update: June 2012Hello! Welcome to the Community Relations update for the deviantART Related gallery of June! :happybounce:
Announcements
Watch this space. A new chat event in :#dARelated: will be announced in the coming days!
The dA Related Community News
June was quite busy in terms of our gallery. namenotrequired handed the dA Related gallery over to me (bradleysays). The winners of the Official deviantART Related Collaboration Contest were announced!
dA Related news submitted by bradleysays:A Week in dA Related - #045, #046, #047 and #048
May/June 2012 DD RecapdA Related Daily Deviations
Welcome! This is an article showcasing the fabulous deviations that were featured as a Daily Deviation in May and June 2012.
Please note that namenotrequired featured all the deviations in May, while I featured all the deviations in June. Deviations in the "Other dA Related" section are featured by a variety of Community Volunteers. :)
The Features!
Deviant Stamps
(What are these?)
May

June

deviantMEETS
(What are these?)
May

June
None this month.
Devious Fun
(What are these?)
None in either months.
T-shirts, Gear & Prints
(What are these?)
None in either months.
Zines
(What are


fella

#fella Exhibition #02: More to discover in OntarioThe second of our summer exhibitions is curated by PixlPhantasy.
"Ontario, Canada has produced many great artists such as Margaret Atwood, James Cameron, Robert Bateman and Glen Loates. There are many more out there just waiting to be discovered"
  
 
   

   Planetarium by MoonsongWolf

Dark Eldar: Forneux by Beckjann New Beginnings by Chaotica-I Water Spirit ::Digital Redo:: by PixlPhantasy Water Rose by Visii0nzZz
 
Curate an exhibition for #FellaWe at fella love to promote fabulous art and we know you do too, so here's your chance to share some truly inspirational work with thousands of deviants, bringing lots of exposure to talented artists.
It's not as simple as posting a bunch of thumbnails though - we want you to be as creative as the artists whose work you're shining a light on. For the chance to curate YOUR fella exhibition this summer, send us the following information:
Your theme
We're not looking for simply photographs or pretty things. We want original concepts to match the original content that you'll be including in your exhibition. Think specific (eg jewellery inspired by the indigenous cultures of Africa) or educational (eg aviation through the ages), consider geography (eg lakes of America) or jobs (eg the world of professional make-up artistry), or even base your concept around the artists rather than the art itself (eg creations by art students or paintings by di


FreeAvatarProject

The Free dAvatar Weekly - Issue 81

The Free dAvatar Weekly!
'The Free dAvatar Weekly' is a in-group news article, released once every two weeks. This article not only features a range of free avatars from Free-dAvatars as well as the rest of deviantART, but also tells you about our challenges and the latest community contests.
It is your source for information and inspiration!
The theme of this week is Gemini!
If you have a suggestion for a theme, please leave a comment on this blog.



This Week At Free-dAvatars!
Here are some of the awesome free to use avatars submitted to our group in the last two weeks:

Please :+fav: and follow the artist's terms of
Free Ice-Cream Avatars:iconfree-davatars: :iconfreeavatarproject:
:bulletyellow: :sun: :bulletyellow:
Last month was all about Ice-Cream! We challenged our members to make as many Ice-Cream avatars as they could.
In this article you'll find all the free-to-use avatars that were created
for this challenge, including the top three participants! These avatars
will be featured in our Hall of Fame!
Want to know how to use an avatar?
:faq147:
:bulletyellow: :sun: :bulletyellow:
And the winners are..
First place:

by KMKP
Second place:

by lilloulou
Third place:

by AndreeaArsene
:bulletyellow: :sun: :bulletyellow:
Other Participants

Free Popsicle Icon by kayti-cake :thumb308541590: Free Icon: Neapolitan Ice by slimmmeiske2
Free icon: Chocolate Cone by slimmmeiske2 :thumb308359803: :thumb308152686: Scoop of Ice Cream - Free Avatar by the-rose-of-tralee :thumb308
Monthly Challenge: Four Season WINNERS!

And the winners are...
First place:

by OwlEgg
Second place:

by MellotheMarshmallow
Third place:

by SazLeigh
All entries are featured in the Free Four Season Avatars News Article!



Seasons

A lot of contests this time of the year, and also our challenge from last month, have a summer theme, even though winter is coming in half of the world. So, to give everyone a change to make some avatars that they can relate to, the theme for this month will be Four Seasons!
You don't have to incorporate all four seasons


Give-Thanks

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International FAQ

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Make a Difference

Make a Difference #162Artists join deviantART to share their art and appreciate others. Due to the many artists out there, it's easy to get towed under and generally obscured from the public.
Make a Difference aims to do exactly that. This series of articles will hopefully make a difference to you as well as the artists featured weekly. Just by giving one minute of your time to write constructive comments, favourites and even watches will make a difference to these artists.
:iconKarianneeKaas:'s photography is well executed, shown in how the photos are increased in impact and effect through the various poses of the models, the composition and colours (or lack of). Many of her pieces have no comments at all, so don't hesitate to go and give her some feedback if you have time!

KarianneeKaas' Gallery
:icontatterde
Make a Difference #163Artists join deviantART to share their art and appreciate others. Due to the many artists out there, it's easy to get towed under and generally obscured from the public.
Make a Difference aims to do exactly that. This series of articles will hopefully make a difference to you as well as the artists featured weekly. Just by giving one minute of your time to write constructive comments, favourites and even watches will make a difference to these artists.
:icongraviloquence:'s diptychs are amazing! graviloquence complements photographs wonderfully well, making her gallery more original. She also has some pretty cool photographs that aren't diptychs that are worth checking out too!

graviloquence's Gallery
:iconsasodeilover7:'s literature is intense in the portrayal of the subject matter.
Make a Difference #164Artists join deviantART to share their art and appreciate others. Due to the many artists out there, it's easy to get towed under and generally obscured from the public.
Make a Difference aims to do exactly that. This series of articles will hopefully make a difference to you as well as the artists featured weekly. Just by giving one minute of your time to write constructive comments, favourites and even watches will make a difference to these artists.
:iconmitazu08:'s photographs all contain beautiful colours, making the pieces wondrous indeed. The depth of field is really used to maximum effect, along with the saturation and lighting.

mitazu08's Gallery
:iconaylee95: tackles intriguing subject matters and issues in her literature. Often, the phrasing is poignantly and profoundly put together,


ObscuredPhotos 

Obscured Photos: Under-Appreciated FeatureObscuredPhotos is a photography group dedicated to exposing obscured (unknown, underappreciated, etc.) photography. It doesn't matter where you are at in terms of skill; if you are underappreciated and you feel you deserve more recognition, you've come to the right place!
This news article features the best of submissions into the gallery, as chosen by our Volunteers. Deviations had under five original comments at the time of submission, so please give your support if you have time! :heart:
      What Ever Shall I Do? by Clavis-Salomonis The Balance by kerrath Land of the lost by n-e-m-0 1356 by YoungBlood2458 Desert - Monument Valley, view 14 by elodie50a sunset in blackwaterfoot by AMONstudios Waves...in Detroit by Shadowandsoul Growing up blinded. by machihuahua Take me down by AndreeaTrandafir :thumb302658205: Into Dream by ann-emerald  :thumb304085478: Let Me Go by silenceinthedark :thu
Obscured Photos: Features .96ObscuredPhotos is a photography group dedicated to exposing obscured (unknown, underappreciated, etc.) photography. It doesn't matter where you are at in terms of skill; if you are underappreciated and you feel you deserve more recognition, you've come to the right place!
This article features all of the deviations submitted for our Themes of the Week. Feel free to have a browse! You never know, but you may find something you like.
Infants & Children
4 months by Notasteriotype Little Hand by Photopathica Play! by Nordas :thumb308297692: what do you have there? by pitchoi Folk4 by DraconianHell Soap bubbles by Cleo-chan Summer by Nanatei Make Money by Jini-Eggplant
Couples
Miniture Pumpkins! by To0dles Natural Bright by AnonymousCharles Lost At Sea by Jini-Eggplant the two of us by andrea-ioana Un-Impressed by JamminJo A Tight Hold by jonniedee
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ProjectComment

Project Comment Interviews, Issue 51ProjectComment is a Group of many projects centred around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. We offer Members of deviantART a lot of opportunities to get comments, give comments, participate in comment projects, win points, get featured and much, much more!
Every two weeks, we will be interviewing commenters and volunteers at ProjectComment, specifically revolving around their life on deviantART and, the purpose of ProjectComment, constructive comments.
We sincerely hope you enjoy reading the fifty-first interview of this series with Imaginarionify!
 

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Laura and I am 20 years old. I was born and raised in South Carolina, but moved to Minnesota. I actually haven't been drawing that long. Perhaps 6-7 years which really isn't a long time to me.
What type of art do
Project Comment: Under-Appreciated FeatureProjectComment is a Group of many projects centred around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. We offer Members of deviantART a lot of opportunities to get comments, give comments, participate in comment projects, win points, get featured and much, much more!
This news article features the best of submissions into the gallery, as chosen by our Volunteers. Deviations had under five original comments at the time of submission, so please give your support if you have time! :heart:

Women by FelixBetancort Naytiri Avatar by FelixBetancort Magical Islands by Angelic-Bear CM: Earthen Dog by starfire-wolf
The Beginning of Something New by michaellines5683 Jonny James by f1utterby3 Ada by Zardi
:thumb300506509: just for fun by Joshtheoriginal Nature Lovers (line art) by BlackNightStar :thumb298980185: :thumb299372278: :


ProjectPorkchop

ProjectPorkchop Vol132ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
:iconwrwalters:

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:iconmaddagone:

Suggested by meihua
see more..
:iconmarmicminipark:
Shirley Temple by marmicminipark Halle Berry by marmicminipark
Suggested by JamminJo
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:iconlikelucy:
Juliet by likeLucy Reverie by likeLucy Disparate Youth by likeLucy Bipolar by likeLucy
Suggested by dunai
ProjectPorkchop Vol133ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
:iconthegryllus:

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:iconevgenyaverin:

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:iconfecker:
:thumb305709533: :thumb303319764:
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:iconqontem:
dead stuff by Qontem new things by Qontem H.I.K by Qontem robot in the dark by Qontem
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:iconbelialexists:
:thumb251857801: :thumb304415262: :thumb284682
ProjectPorkchop Vol134ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
:iconrobertwilsoniv:

see more..
:iconkingdom-of-mythra:

Suggested by LittleKirara
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:iconbabybreakers:
She makes them Grow by babybreakers She has a Cat in her Soul by babybreakers
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:iconwhimzicalwhizkerz:
Violet by WhimzicalWhizkerz Calcifer by WhimzicalWhizkerz Flora by WhimzicalWhizkerz Creampuff by WhimzicalWhizkerz

ProjectPorkchop Vol135ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
:icontangmaelon:

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:iconexquisart:

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:iconamokdreams:
Discovering by AmokDreams Love cats by AmokDreams
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:iconjennikabastian:
Embrace by jennikabastian Grasping by jennikabastian In Between by jennikabastian Hide by jennikabastian
see more..
:iconpulpoglow:
Space journey by PulpoGlow :thumb209532037
ProjectPorkchop Vol136ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
:iconcrabhearst:

see more..
:iconerlend-se:

Suggested by mdlillustration
see more..
:iconnik159:
landscape VI by nik159 :thumb306530302:
see more..
:iconkylebice:
Forest Fae by kylebice Wizard Ugla by kylebice Space Baby by kylebice A sad Ogre by kylebice
see more..
:iconchris-spencer:
:thumb


StaffAppreciation

The #StaffAppreciation Idea Contest! Win points!Please add this article to your favorites and spread the word! :+favlove:
 
dASAW-Points | StaffAppreciation | :#staffappreciation:
 
This contest is now closed. Thanks to the participants! :) 
StaffAppreciation is happy to announce the first deviantART Staff Appreciation Week-related contest of 2012! 
 The deviantART Staff Appreciation Week (dASAW) kicked off with a bang in its first year (2011) and the response was overwhelming. Our goal is to promote positive community relations between deviants. We do this by creating relationships between the staff and the community, and by showing the staff that we really do appreciate all of their hard work! :dalove: Anyone can participate in our events and contests!
This contest is a little different from normal because the dASAW hasn't begun yet! For this, anyone can enter, and this is the theme: submit your ideas for a great dA
Deviant &amp; Group of the Month July 2012Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors, 
DevNews is proud to bring you July's Deviant & Group of the Month.
Deviant of the Month ~ July 2012
Each month the DevNews Admin and Staff choose 1 deviant from the community. This deviant has
to be an outstanding deviant within the community, someone who cares
about others and the community! Someone we identify as a leader in the
community. This deviant can be anyone, anywhere on dA.
This month, we award it to someone we believe is an outstanding deviant with in the dA community!
:spotlight-left: Astralseed :spotlight-right:
Astralseed is very active within the deviantART Community, she is a Traditional Art Gallery and Chat & Forums Community Volunteer, and very talented professional artist. Astralseed is thoughtful, caring, always positive and willing to help anyone with their deviantART Related questions.
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stopBSL

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How Could You? - An Article by Jim WillisInfo, Rules & Guidelines || stopBSL FAQ || The List of Targeted Breeds
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How Could You?
© Written by Jim Willis

When I was a puppy I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was "bad," you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could


TreeLovers

Art for Trees project - featureThis is a feature of those who kindly promoted the "Art for Trees" project. Remember the project is running all year round! You can get a feature as well, if you :+fav: the original article and help to spread the word about it in your journal or group blog!
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"When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today."
- Chinese proverb
2014: This is the 3rd year of the project. There are many people supporting it, featuring it in their journal and offering art. BUT... There have been NO trees planted for it in the last year (I don't count mine). So, instead of talking about it, how about getting up and actually planting a tree, if you are able to? There is a lot of wonderful art waiting for you as a reward!
Trees are important, valuable and necessary to our very existence. It's not too hard to believe that, without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. Trees are the largest and longest living organisms on earth. To grow tall the tree has become a miracle of engineering and a complex chemical factory. It is able to take water and


Unframed-Nature

Founder Away, Voting on JUNE, &amp; NEWSFounder Away & Dates
I will be away from dA & the Internet from:
July 2nd - July 13th
There are a couple of reasons, but a big one is due to the fact that my brother and his family are coming, and they've not had a chance to make a trip to visit me in 6 years, which means my youngest niece has never been on a trip to visit her auntie, since she's not quite 6. :aww:
This will be very special for us all, as such times are so rare. :aww:
:iconorangeflowerplz: Voting on Top Submissions of JUNE 2012! :iconorangeflowerplz:
:sun: TIME TO VOTE ON JUNE 2012's FOLDERS! :sun:
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~~~ :iconpoppy3plz: ~~~ HOW TO VOTE ~~~ :iconpoppy3plz: ~~~
Most Months, we hold a WHOLE GROUP Membership Voting, and we Welcome our AWESOME MEMBERS/[plus ADMIN.] to Vote on what each feel are the TOP Submissions from the Month, out of our Folders!
We believe this is the Group's Group.
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:note: HOWEVER, this is one of those FEW months out of the year, where it will be an:
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Unframed-Nature's &quot;Baby Nature&quot; Contest Welcome to Unframed-Nature's "BABY NATURE" Contest Results!
:iconfawnplz: :iconlilplz: :iconbeauroseplz: :iconlilplz: :iconfawnplz:
We had about 140 entries to this challenging, but beautiful contest to show whatever "baby types" of Nature we could find, in the Springtime. :aww:
This was not an easy contest for our judges to take on, considering they were judging on both quality and theme alike, and these entries really had both of these down, very well!! :rose:
I can't thank our judges enough for doing such a great and amazing job! :heart:
[I hope to be able to acknowledge our wonderful judges more specially, at a later time... ]
And believe me when I say, our Admins., worked very very hard on this Contest!!
It's not easy, at all... :thanks: :clap: :rose:
Without further ado, here are the contest results...
:icontrophyplz: OUR WINNERS :icontrophyplz:
:trophy: :iconflowersplz: FIRST PLACE :iconcadenachain: with:
More from this Artist:
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devious Charities

UPDATES CONT. - Warm Winter Project: 2012UPDATE 9 - As of Sunday, November 25, 2012, I WAS ABLE TO MEET AND PURCHASE MY DONATION GOAL OF 50 HOODIES thanks to deviantART's 30% off Black Friday sale as well as my 10% Premium Member Discount. Congratulations to us and thank you to everyone who helped out!
UPDATE 8 - As of Saturday, November 17, 2012, we are at 125,125 points, with only 34,875 points left to go! I was able to purchase 2,000 points a moment ago to put directly into the pool myself. My original intent was to get 8,000, but I ended up working less than I expected this week and was unable to, but as of my next paycheck (in two weeks), I will be able to purchase 8,000! That will leave us with 26,875. And after TimberClipse's AWESOME point doubler, like the one that helped out and did so amazingly earlier in the year, that will be another 8,000, leaving us with only 18,875! And his doubler is already halfway full with much thanks to rainylake for immediately putting 2,000 points in
RESULTS: 'Warm Winter Project: 2012' ChallangeOn April 17th I started Blurple's 'Warm Winter Project: 2012' Challenge in an effort to collect points on behalf of ToxicAlice92's Warm Winter Project: 2012.
Total Collected:
2,669:points:
2,669 x3 = 8,007
But lets round that up to a Grand Total of:
8,500 :points:
Many thanks to the very generous donors! :heart:
Additionally, three donors have been randomly selected to receive 1month Premium Memberships:
DianaGrigore JamminJo AreteEirene
If you have :points: you are willing to donate you may send them direct to ToxicAlice92. She also has a list of deviants collecting on her behalf.
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:thumb299389918: 100 Premium Memberships; 63,600 points!I am looking to collect 63,600 points by 25 December 2012!
I am raising 63,600 points to give 100 3-month premium memberships on Christmas Day of 2012, to give a little something back to deviants who give a lot to the community. I cannot do this alone.
How do you donate?
To donate to this cause, go to winehaus's page and click "Donate" on the donation pool, or go to the "Give" drop-down menu at the top-right of the page and select "Give Points." No matter which way you give, I still get them! :happybounce:
How else can you help besides donating?
To further help the cause, please favourite this news article and feature it in your next journal, poll, and send it to your friends! It will really mean a lot to the future recipients and myself. It doesn't matter how many watchers you have, but I need your help for this to be known to everyone site-wide!
You can also show your support with this stamp!

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Commissions Corner

Commission rates (Status:OPEN) 
I am an advanced level designer and coder of deviantART CSS skins. I am open to any kind of coding/designing of skins.
My specialization is in creating sophisticated skins both in terms of functionality and design.
Though I am open for any kind of CSS designing and coding, I am fond of designing/coding modern style skins most of the time.
       
My Daily Deviations
Journal Skin (Coding)
I can code your journal skin if you have got a design made by yourself or from others.
A journal skin design has to have all the necessary elements that are present in a journal skin. You need to provide me a .PSD file for coding a design with all the elements organized in layers. You need to tell me the font names that you want to use from Google fonts as well.
 
Premium
$7 - $14
Professional
$16
or more
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Gillian's Journal CommissionsPlease see my front page for current commission slots via the new commission platform, thank you.:thumb291487644::thumb291053890:
COMMISH literature fees, lowered prices, discountsNEWS
EDIT: I revised my traditional commissions prices too, lowering them slightly as I did for digital commissions and simplifying them a bit to further shorten the journal.  :)
That said, you have probably noticed I'm drawing a lot these days; I can't go to my workshop much with this freezing weather (I had a surgery at the end of last year, and cold is bad for my 10 cm long scar... I'm really a pirate now  :D ), and this means that masks commissions are progressing slooooowly. I was supposed to finish a couple of them by then end of this month... sorry for who is patiently waiting, I'll catch up with my crafts commissions as soon it will stop raining at least (although I fear it could snow soon--I like snow but I hate winter... yeah, I know it doesn't make sense  ^^'  ).
I revised my digital commissions prices (lowering some of them a little) to simplify the journal, which was becoming too long.  :faint:
That said,
!!!OUTDATED!!! Commisions! (info) Money and pointsCURRENT COMMISSION INFO&PRICING: >HERE!<

Hello:icondragonhi:,
NO, there's NO WAY I'll use the new DA commission widget-_- if you paid me 100p for a premium download content, I would get 1$, but if you paid me 100p for a commission with the DA commission widget, I would get 0,80$. So: NO WAY I agree for such a mugging. And it's you who would loose on it because I would like to earn this 1$ anyway, so you would have to pay me 120p. And if we now think about me earning e.g. 100$ it hurts doesn't it?  So: NO-NO. I'm not such a badass to choose such a thing if I have a better choice;]
:iconcommissionsonhold::iconpointcommishesonhold: (all slots full and no time...) (BUT prices are changing again dramatically and next interested person will have to pay the new price!)
:iconidrawnudityplz::iconidrawpornplz:*
So if you want a commission like this, you may have one:)
PS: anthros are not supposed to wea
COMMISSION WAITING LISTFULL COMMISSION INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE = http://fav.me/d3ulij9
Here are the ones I am currently working on...
The order of the commission depends on who sent the payment first :)
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[Bullet; Purple]
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[Bullet; Red]
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[Bullet; Red]
[Bullet; Blue]
[Bullet; Purple]
[Bullet; Green]
*[Nod] IF YOU WANT A SLOT JUST CONTACT ME, I DO THIS FOR A LIVING [Nod]*
AM SO EXCITED MY SOCKS ARE FUCKING WET, SO MANY GORGEOUS CHARACTERS TO COME [Take it all off!]
[Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue]:
BRACE YOURSELFS, COMISSIONS ARE COMING! (sorry xD)So, I got some time to spare and I have currently no work besides the college.
So, anyone who wants a draw for me, be it character design, from games or concept creation, comic pages, portraits of real people, any kind of thing, just give me a call so we can talk on email.
Just send me an email to chakal.igor@hotmail.com so we can discuss this stuff.
Don't know if it'll interest anyone at all, but COMISSIONS ARE FINALLY OPEN =D.

PAYPAL COMMISSIONS: rules and prices- OPEN!:star:PAYPAL COMMISSION INFORMATION :star:
:star:POINT COMMISSION INFORMATION :star:

:star: Status and 2014 commissions :star:
:star: Visual pricelist :star:
:star: ADULT Visual pricelist :star:
[Star!] Finished commissions [Star!]
[Star!] Adoptables gallery [Star!]
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GENERAL CO
Commission Info - OpenCommissions open for 2.  Trades are friends only and requests are closed.  All info is updated =)
Payment
All of my prices with examples are below.  I accept concealed cash or money orders via snail mail, as well as Paypal, but I will not turn down points either.  Commissions are worked on in the order that I received the payment.  Payment must be made up front.  You will be given a sketch of the work being done and that is the only time you can ask for changes.  When I work with traditional media, I cannot change anything once it is lined or coloured.
What information do you need for a commission or trade?
I need:
-References images.  Full body, and clothed.  Unless you are willing to pay extra, I will not draw full nudity.  If you have no references, I need a detailed description to follow.
-Name of the character
-Name of the creator of the character
-Character's age
-A s
A bit of Help + All on the tableEdit: I saw MasterMindMan's Letters to Jane Doe project and wrote in.  He ended up giving me a featured article, which is absolutely touching.  I ask anyone who has had a less than perfect life to go read (or anyone who is curious).  But I also ask you guys not to treat me any differently; aside from the anxiety, the depression and the homosexuality (which to me is not an issue lol), everything in there is a good 5-10 years in the past.  Things are far from perfect but they have gotten better, which is the only point I was aiming for.  And that I am willing to listen and help if I can.  But yeah, I'm rambling.  Here's the article http://news.deviantart.com/article/142304/ /edit
My finances for university finally got sorted out, and I am short a ton of money for tuition.  I am job hunting, but so far it isn't getting many results.  So anything extra would be greatly appreciated.&
Point Commission Prices by qazak
Journal Skin Commissions: CLOSEDI'm opening up my journal skin commissions again, because of late - I've been quite happy with my CSS abilities. :love:
Basic Skin: 300 points. :points:
  
Advanced: 600 points :points:
(Includes sidebars, menus, etc)

Current Specials
:bulletred: Code my Design SPECIAL: 25% off the price if you give me the design! :eager:
:bulletblue: EditPLZ SPECIAL: 50% off if you want an already existing skin of mine edited to your suiting!
Commissions - CLOSEDI WILL Draw The Following
:bulletred: Humans / Humanoid Characters (elves, demons, mermaids, kemonomimis, etc)
:bulletred: Anthro
:bulletred: Animals / Taurs / Fantasy Creatures
:bulletred: Pin-Ups, Sexy Lingerie (only for 18+ aged characters)
:bulletred: I will draw males and/or females. I also have no issue drawing transgender characters.
:bulletred: Fan Art
**NOTE: I always draw elves with very long pointed ears. If you are requesting a pointed ear character and do not want them to have this style of ear, you need to tell me in advance. Thanks. :)
:heart: If something isn't listed here, please feel free to ask. I'm open to most requests as long as they don't go against what I won't draw listed below.
I Will NOT Draw The Following
:bulletred: Excessive Gore (blood and light damage are okay)
:bulletred: Inflation / Bloated Characters
:bulletred: Porn / Sex / Masturbation (hugging and kissing is okay - I'm also okay with drawing people in positions that I consider tastefully sex
Super Discount Commissions from an Awesome ArtistOKAY! SO...
Me and :iconkatestrife06: are going to Tokyo in Tulsa in 2 weeks and she needs to make a lot of art in the next few days to sell (bookmarks, keychains, etc)
Here's some examples of her art:
        
SUPER DISCOUNT PRICES:
Head and shoulder pics (1.5 x 2.5) for $1 each!  Bookmarks for $2!  And full color pin up pictures for only $5
The only catch is that they have to be things that she can sell at a convention, too.  So, for now, these will be for fanart pieces.  Here are some of the fandoms she wants to work with...
Pokemon
Puella Magi Madoka Magicka
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Legend of Korra
Batman (chibis only)
Avatar: The Last Airbender
League of Legends
Legend of Zelda (?)
Adventure Time
Vocaloids
AND HONESTLY ANYTHING FANART RELATED THINK YOU CAN THINK OF!  Feel free to send ideas.
Please help


Contest ~ Challenges & Community Projects

Disney-Parkhoppers Big Picture Contest - Last CallThe Big Picture Contest
:new: Last call for entries!  Voting will start on Monday the third, so if you want to enter get your entry in now!
Time for a new contest! This time we'll be looking for entries that show the Big Picture at the parks.
What does that mean? Well, it's the view you get when you step back. I've only been to Walt Disney World, and I often wonder about what things look like at the other parks. I've got a good idea of what individual attractions look like, but not how lands are laid out, or the order of parade floats, or how things fit into their surroundings.  The gallery here is full of all the details, but not the big picture. 
For examples, see our entries!
The Rules
1. Entries must showcase the Big Picture theme and be related to the parks in some way.  We will reject close-ups or deviations that focus on one attraction/character/store/etc., so be sure your entry meets the contest's requirements.
2. Any type of Medium is welcome.
3. Send the c
Contest: July Jamboree - with prizes galore!July Jamboree
Hey 365'ers, we're hosting a contest with some unique prizes available for the winners. So we're proud to announce the July Jamboree! The contest will revolve around emotion in music, art, writing and most importantly: life. There will be no themed weeks during July but the songs chosen for the day will reflect a particular emotion. This is where the contest comes in. Here's the basic rundown for the contest. Prizes can be found further down. Please ask questions if you are unsure of anything.
The contest will be open to 2 categories: Literature & Artwork for the duration of the month of July. If it's still July somewhere in the world, the contest is still active. While unofficial, the 2 categories may be combined if necessary.
The contest will be judged by participation, not skill or talent and if the deviation the member submits pertains to the song for that day. Members can submit a deviation a day starting in July to the Music Ins
CSS Contest: Pure &amp; White - EndedWhile people love to work on skins that burst with colors, it is now time to take a step back and try something new.
Not everybody feels comfortable using white, but this time it will be your challenge! Do you feel ready for it?
For this contest you have to create a new design or skin that uses white as the dominant 'color'. You are allowed to use only one additional color, but can use any shade of grey. There should be no black added to your entry either!
Only exception to this would be very small buttons and 1 smaller photo to enhance your entry.
Create something clean, fresh and pure that will enhance your own experience or those of random guests and visitors.
If you are not a coder feel free to create a design, if you know your business go ahead and create a complete skin. Choose on your own if it will be for a journal or a gallery.
Inspiration:
Those examples do not match the description above 100%, but they should give you an idea of the contest theme and point in t
Musically Inspired Design Challenge!
It has been said that music is the universal language that transcends boundaries and brings people together all over the world. Our challenge to you is to create a design for a T-Shirt that is inspired by music! Tune in, turn up the volume, and explore all the octaves. Designing never sounded so good!
:music: Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantART T-Shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose three designs from the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on T-Shirts for all to see and buy!
Entries should display an original image or images that show music through art. Use notes, instruments, or musicians -- anything that shows what music means to you. For more inspiration on the deviantART Design Challenge, check out the

:thumb308312947: Design a Logo ContestWow! Can you believe that in a few weeks Queer as Folk-Liberty Ave.  will be a year old already? We are so excited about all the great stuff that's been happening here recently.. As you know, we recently hit the 1000 member landmark, but we have also been getting some exciting new art and have seen more people participating in our blogs too.. It was our hope from the beginning to create the best and biggest QaF community on dA, and with your help, we have done it.. Even though we have a lot of members, we really feel like this is a welcoming friendly group.. Thanks to all of you for making it that way..
To commemorate our one year birthday, we are holding a 'Design a Logo' contest.. As some of you know, we have been wanting our own logo for quite some time, but it never felt like the right time.. until now..
DESIGN A LOGO:
-Must include the group name
-All artwork must be QaF related
-Has to be an original piece made solely for this contest (submitted after 6/22/12)
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Contest reminder: 'When Darkness Falls'Darkness falls across the land . . .
The midnight hour is close at hand . . .
Creatures crawl in search of blood . . .
To terrorize your neighborhood!

- Michael Jackson, Thriller
You decide what happens when darkness falls!
Is it macabre? Is it fantasy? Is it emotional?
It is up to you.

Welcome to our 2012 Photomanipulation Contest, "When Darkness Falls."
This contest is being held by Aeirmid and The-Sacred-Space.
We are grateful to Community Relations for backing this contest.
Any photomanipulator can join, and all are welcome.

Your task is to complete the sentence:
When darkness falls, _____
using a photomanipulation!
[In other words: Show us what happens when Darkness falls!]
You can interpret the sentence to mean anything you want.
It doesn't have to be dark or horror/macabre,
but it must be very clear that

SDContest16: Alice in Wonderland (CLOSED)Contest Introduction
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER IN THE WEEK!
Greetings! It's time for the 16th Sanguem Deus Contest! I'm really excited with the theme for this one, and I hope to see lots of amazing entries. So get those gears going and show me what you've got! There are lots of awesome prizes, so don't miss out. :D
:star: WHAT IS SANGUEM DEUS?: Sanguem Deus is a comic project that I am working on with my husband. :D The world and all characters within belong to us and we wish to share their story with you! Hopefully pages will start coming around this year, so keep an eye out and watch the group below. :D
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SD Contest 16: Alice in Wonderland!
:star: CONTEST THEME: Alice in Wonderland! - Draw one or more Sanguem Deus characters as characters from Alice in Wonderland! :star:
Below is a list of all characters with a little bit of info and lots of pictures! If you have any questions at all about any of
Musically Inspired Design Challenge!
It has been said that music is the universal language that transcends boundaries and brings people together all over the world. Our challenge to you is to create a design for a T-Shirt that is inspired by music! Tune in, turn up the volume, and explore all the octaves. Designing never sounded so good!
:music: Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantART T-Shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose three designs from the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on T-Shirts for all to see and buy!
Entries should display an original image or images that show music through art. Use notes, instruments, or musicians -- anything that shows what music means to you. For more inspiration on the deviantART Design Challenge, check out the
Hunger Games Contest!! -- CONTEST CLOSED
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IMPORTANT -- THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED!!  A NEW JOURNAL FOR VOTING WILL BE POSTED SOON
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The Hunger Games is on FIRE, so I decided to host another contest!  The theme?  HUNGER GAMES: GOOD VS. EVIL!  We all know good almost always wins, but sometimes the "bad" characters are the most interesting!  So for this contest, we will be accepting drawings and paintings (both traditional and digital) showing the "best"  of the Hunger Games cast.  Here is what you need to know:
:iconletter-Rplz: :iconletter-Uplz: :iconle
7th Annual Coloring Contest:...........ClosedCommission Me
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Update:
Final count: 74 great entries:  
Little Red and Wolf: 16 entries
Cyber Works: 14 entries
Elegant: 13 entries
Beauty and the Beast: 12 entries
Butterfly Dragonfly: 12 entries
The Six Swans: 7 entries
Click Here for Popular Voting
The Lines!
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Happy Birthday Furry-Tales contest CLOSED:star: CLOSED :star:
:star: Advertisement raffle :star:
Advertise this contest and you may win 100 :points:!
:bulletblack: :+fav: this blog = one chance
:bulletblack: Advertise in your journal = one chance (leave a comment or note with the link to the journal)
:bulletblack: Advertise in a group = one chance + advertisement of this group in Furry-Tales (leave a comment or note with the link to the journal)
Affiliates are also eligible for the draw.
:star: Art contest [Star!]
We're celebrating the first year of Furry-Tales with a contest!
Make a birthday party with your art and literature! Birthday card? Photograph of yummy cake? Birthday poetry? A text about your experience in the group? A short comic? Anything is possible.
Rules
[Bullet; Black] You have until july 15 to submit your artwork in the contest folder http://furry-tales.deviantart.com/gallery/37271200
[Bullet; Black] Your artwork must contain some refere
CONTEST!!!Hey :wave:
like I promised I am holding a contest :happybounce:
Oh I am so excited :woohoo: - hope you are too^^
Ok, but now it is contest time:
Theme: MONSTER(S)
Show me your best monster(s) - they can be cute, scary, horrible, silly or whatever you want!
Every medium will be allowed - so everybody can participate! :happybounce:
RULES
:bulletgreen: One entry per person
:bulletgreen: To submit your work send me a link to it. I will fave it and put it into an extra folder - that means, when I have fave it, you are in^^
:bulletgreen: Every medium is allowed
:bulletgreen: The contest must be stated in the description of the work
:bulletgreen: Deadline: 17.6.2012
:bulletgreen: The artwork must have been created durring the contest (20.5. - 17.6.)
JUDGEMENT
[Bullet; Green] I will be the judge  [Mwahahahahahahaha!] ok, joking, I'll be nice^.^
[Bullet; Green] The entries will be judged by:
   [Point Right]  &
The 2012 Movie Poster Contest!Even though this year I wasn't able to be a part of this contest as much as I had hoped, I wanted to pledge my full support to Rodney on this project. Good luck to all entrants!
DeviantArt and Screeners are proud to present:
THE 2012 EPIC MOVIE POSTER CONTEST
We write the films... you make the posters.
And best posters win Epic Prizes!  This year we are giving away TENS of THOUSANDS of DeviantArt points, 5+ YEARS of DA subscriptions, $20 - $50 gift cards to Amazon.com and Movieposter.com, Limited edition posters and much, much more.  Enter for the prizes, or enter for the fun.  Either way... ENTER!
Contest runs July 1 through August 31, 2012
All mediums of art accepted (so long as it's a movie poster). Contest is open to ALL of DeviantArt.
Full details can be found here:http://screeners.deviantart.com/journal/2012-Epic-Movie-Poster-Contest-303507833
Hope to see you there!
Group Contest Winners!:iconUnframed-Nature:'s "Baby Nature Contest Winners
:trophy: 1st Place: :trophy:
:iconAndres-Cadena: with

:trophy: 2nd Place; :trophy:
:iconBlueAnomis: with

:trophy: 3rd Place: :trophy:
:iconcs4pro: with

Honourble Mentions



Congratulations to the Unframed-Nature winners! :heart:
:iconAnimalsoftheworld: had a "Colourful Birds Contest and the winners are!
:trophy: 1st Place; :trophy:
:iconCBasco: with

:trophy: 2nd Place: [Trophy]
:iconKgambler: with

[Trophy] 3rd Place [Trophy]
:iconForeverLilly: with

:thumb311607401: Contest, Updates, FFMHello everyone! :wave:
Summer Contest
The summer contest has been open since June 1st. We've got four entries so far. You can view them here: http://daily-lit-deviations.deviantart.com/gallery/27820377 The contest rules are posted here: http://fav.me/d50z1f5
The prompt: Use an object to connect the lives of two or more otherwise unrelated characters.
Prizes include subs, points, critiques, books, and more! Get your entries in by August 1st! :eager:
Updates
I was recently taken ill, which means that hiring came to a standstill. However, I have reviewed applications for both the GA and Prose Admin positions and I am happy to welcome LadyofGaerdon to the General Admin team and xlntwtch and Hesperie to the Prose Admin team! :clap:
Please do send your suggestions for great prose and poetry to any of our admin team. You can find a full list of them here: http://dailylitdeviations.deviantart.com/journal/23472040/
We are still very much looking for someone to help
Create Your Own Wrimo Contest: CLOSED:new:The contest is over and the results have been posted here. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Submitted Wrimos!
If you'd like to sign up for any of these wrimos (or multiple), leave a comment on this journal stating which one (or more) you'd like to take part in. Make sure you include the name of the creator(s) in your comment!
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DeReWriMo:
DeviantArt's Revision Writer's Month is designed to help you revise one of your existing pieces through a variety of exercises.
Week 1: Critique Week
Week 2: Rewind Week
Week 3: Redraft Week
Week 4: Tweak Week
To read all the details, click here.
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BioWriMo:
This wrimo asks you to write a biography for a secondary character.
Week 1: Birth and childhood
Week 2: Death
Week 3: Legacy
Week 4: Additional factors
To read all the details,
Contest: Black Magic - CLOSED !!| Rules! | Contests | Events | Give a llama | Note us |
Theme: B l a c k  M a g i c
Info: http://www.spellsofmagic.com/black_magic.html  & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_magic
You may interpret it as you want, useful, evil, dark, satanic, pagan ... but no mocking allowed, this is srs bsns :D
You can make everything you want, its open to all mediums: digital art, traditional art, photography, cosplay, artisan crafts, design, photomanip, film, poem, story, essay... & even write a black magic ritual!
Duration of contest: 21.06.2012. - 22.09.2012. ~ 0° Cancer - 0° Libra
Entries accepted from: 2


Interviews & Editorials

ABCs of Deviants: JamminJoWelcome to ABCs of Deviants! Where I interview deviants from A to Z! :eager:
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JamminJo
Jo is a deaf photographer residing in the United States. She has made a definite impact on the community after being under the name JamminJo for only a year. She works in a handful of groups such as DevNews, dAWishingWell, projecteducate, StaffAppreciation and more.
Now, on with the questions!

Changes all around me by JamminJo
First off, could you give us a brief introduction of yourself?
Hello everyone :wave: I am a Deaf person and love photography, I also enjoy collecting many different mediums of artistic creations. Currently, I help to administrate 10 groups on deviantART and truly love helping the deviantART Community to stay positive and productive. :)
How did you discover deviantART?
I was introduced to
Interview with Mirz123Today I present you guys a whole new interview with one of the most popular and active people of deviantART lovely Mirz123/mirz-alt hope you will like it. :)
Lets start our interview. How you discovered deviantART?
I was familiar with the site for years, and ever created an account once, but never visited.  Then my daughter, RandomyPurple joined. She encouraged me to post some of my emotes.  I did and I've been here ever since.
Do you like deviantart and what you like most about it? 
I love it. I have to say my favorite part is the people.  They are my fans, my watchers, and my friends.  Though, the art itself is a close second. The range of art and talent this site hold never fails to amaze me.
You are really popular in deviantart are you became popular instantly or you had to work for it?
I think everyone dreams of becoming a recognized artist. I wanted to grow a fan-b
Photomanip: Interview with CarinaGrimmHello, everyone!
It's my great pleasure to bring you an interview of a fantastic young photomanipulation artist, Aelathen (formerly VikkiGothAngel), conducted by one of the photomanipulation community's legends, LuneBleu. Please enjoy.
- Jade (Aeirmid)

Please introduce yourself.
Hello!!! :aww: My name is Carina Grimm; before I used to have the nickname of VikkiGothAngel here on deviantArt. I am 18 years old and living in Portugal.
When and why did you join the deviantArt community?
I joined deviantArt 3 years ago because I wanted to share my art with this community as well as meeting artists with the same interests as mine.
Do you have some sort of Art Education?
No, I am completely self taught; I've never had any art courses, and I am quite glad because of that.
What were your first thoughts when you first contacted with Photomanipulatio
Another dAmn Interview! - nikkidoodlesx3Another dAmn Interview! is an interview series I've started up where I interview a deviant who is regular in the dAmn/Chatroom area of
deviantART, and ask them to share their initial and current opinions on thatarea of the site. I'd love some suggestions
from you about how it can be improved if you have any, and any other questions you thinkshould be asked. Thank you!
1. When did you start using dAmn compared to how long you've been on dA?
I've only been on dA going on 2 years now, but I started using dAmn shortly after, maybe 3 months after I joined dA back in I believe September or October of 2010
2. Did you find yourself drawn to any chatrooms in particular when you first started using them?
Most definitely! I was very curious about them, and was thrilled to be able to meet new people that shared similar hobbies as me.
3. Have you made any friendships while using dAmn?
Of course! I think most of the friends that I've made on dAmn I've met going into chats

A crafty chat with - Night-Everclear
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Hello! Tell me who you are and what your craft is!
Hi! I'm Logan Pearce and I am a bladesmith/swordsmith. I focus on spreading knowledge about the art of forging and making knives.
How did you get into it and how long have you been doing it?
It's a tradition and business that has been passed down through generations in my family. My grandfather started it and I was raised by him. His form of babysitting was handing me a hammer. >.< I first started selling knives when I was 7 years old and that is when I consider my career started. So technically I've been doing it for 20 years. It was only in the last few years that I really started trying to improve my work and make knives that are more popular in the knife community. Because of this, I've had to basically teach myself a whole new way of doing things and many people c
A crafty chat with - demoncherry
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Hello! Tell me who you are and what your craft is!
I am Cheryl and I craft everything! My main ones are crocheting and cosmetics.
How did you get into it and how long have you been doing it?
I started doing cosmetics in 2002 I used to work for a cosmetic company in bournemouth called bomb cosmetics. I restarted again once I qualified as a complementary therapist about 3 years ago. I use my knowledge of aromatherapy to make unique soaps, lipbalms and other toiletries. I started crocheting last October and I learnt through youtube videos.
What difficulties have you found as you progress?
With cosmetics I had to shelf it temporarily due to becoming pregnant. Many of my essential oils are not safe to use! Also I found alot of trial and error in regards to using colours. I tried out many types and found certain ones worked better
PE: Interview with Evelin-NovemberduskEvelin-Novemberdusk has an unique gift for food decoration. Her gallery is full of beautiful, inspirational and delicious works of art, everything she does has a very distinctive style that stands from the rest. She's also a very kind person and allowed us to interview her, she has a lot of wisdom and words of encouragement to share with aspiring artists. Enjoy :heart:


Thank you so much for doing this interview, could you tell us a bit about yourself?
To tell the truth, I always become a little confused when it comes to describing who I actually am (my personality). So, my name is Evelin, I study journalism at Moscow State University. Apart from my commitment to culinary, I have a real passion for foreign languages (I’m learning Japanese and Korean), martial arts and I pleasure in the company of different odd-birds. Can get along without sleep or food for a few days when finding
PE - Interview with TheThirdAct:iconthethirdact::iconthethirdact::iconthethirdact:

(Warning - minor swearing!)
First of all, how long have you been dolling? What got you into it?
Hmm, I've been dolling for a long time. Eight or nine years I think, with some breaks in there. I got into it when my sister pointed it out to me. She found Josie's Dolls, I think. That's the first site that I really remember going to all the time and being totally obsessed with. It was probably the dollmakers that she had. Those things are so goddamn addicting. I actually frankendolled one of her dolls once, though I'm sure I was the only one who ever saw it.
What did you think of dolling before you learned more about it?
Honestly, I don't remember. I probably thought it was all about dollmakers because that's all I would do in the beginning. Especially at

PE - Interview with GrangerPixel:icongrangerpixel::icongrangerpixel::icongrangerpixel:

First of all, how long have you been dolling? What got you into it?
I’ve been dolling for a really long time in my book. I think it’s been about four or five years now, I remember starting to doll in high school and it’s been three years since I’ve graduated. What originally got me into dolling was a cute little site called Mellissa’s dollies. I happened across it one day at school when I was in computer lab looking for images from the series ‘Tokyo Mew Mew’. Once I found the website I fell in love with the idea of making pixel art and used the bases from that site.
What did you think of dolling before you learned more about it?
At first, I found it hard. I started dolling in Paint Shop Pro 7 all on one layer and found it to be difficult, until I found that I could use layers for it (still looked the s
PE: Interview with Monster Kookiesmonsterkookies was named the "Mad Scientist of Polymer Clay" by her fans, and it takes just a peek at her gallery to understand why. Many contradictory words can be used to describe her work: cute and creepy, feminine and industrial, realistic and extravagant, but always creative and flawless. We had the joy of interviewing her and I'm sure that all artists can learn something from her. Enjoy!
Good day Kookie! Thank you for allowing us a few minutes outside of your creepy lab *shudders*.
You're welcome. I'm sure the killer cupcakes can take care of themselves for awhile. *grin*

I saw a group of killer cupcakes escaping while conducting this interview, but I was too afraid to say anything. If you see them, report them!
Let's begin by hearing a bit about yourself.
Okee dokee!

Your biography says that you wanted to be an artist since you were a mini Kookie. How did you end up being a polymer clay artist?
I've alwa
Spotlight Features - Volume 5A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.
:+fav: If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
Daily Features
On my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three). The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever. However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during April 2012. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit more love. If you would like to see the original piece I featured of each of these artists, please visit t
Demonstrably Deviant: Issue VIIAbout
Sometimes we meet members of DeviantART who are just plain cool. They leave critique, they make great art or write great stories, they participate in groups and are generally just active and fun to be around. They also don't get any attention because being cool means you don't need attention to keep being cool. This interview series is meant to give all of you a small glimpse into the minds of these demonstrably deviant members. Twice monthly, I'll interview one of these deviants and feature work from their gallery. If you'd like to see someone interviewed for this series, just shoot me a note :note: with the subject "Demonstrably Deviant".
Quolia: Newly Ticked, Emote Genius, Writer, Art Appreciator
A visit to Quolia's profile makes it obvious why she was included in the Seniority Announcement and why Solarune recommended her for a

Project Comment Interviews, Issue 51ProjectComment is a Group of many projects centred around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. We offer Members of deviantART a lot of opportunities to get comments, give comments, participate in comment projects, win points, get featured and much, much more!
Every two weeks, we will be interviewing commenters and volunteers at ProjectComment, specifically revolving around their life on deviantART and, the purpose of ProjectComment, constructive comments.
We sincerely hope you enjoy reading the fifty-first interview of this series with Imaginarionify!
 

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Laura and I am 20 years old. I was born and raised in South Carolina, but moved to Minnesota. I actually haven't been drawing that long. Perhaps 6-7 years which really isn't a long time to me.
What type of art do
A crafty chat with - Moonyen!
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MoonYen :iconmoonyen: MoonYen
MoonYen is probably one of the most reconisable plushie makers on dA. Her adorable little bunnies can be found hopping around the Artisan Crafts Gallery making the place look adorable.
In this article we will ask her some questions about her art and her new adventure - a little baby moonyen!
My first question is, as always, about your username. What made you choose Moonyen?
My user name, MoonYen, is my Chinese name. I picked it because I'm not very original with titles.

How did you discover deviantART? Do you think that your fanbase here has helped you succeed with making/selling toys?
I found out about deviantARt from Serena Valentino, who recommended the site to me. I wouldn't say I have a fanbase. That seems to imply
Interview with PerlaMarinaInterview with :iconperlamarina: 
The first question is a typical one: tell us a bit about yourself please?
My name is Perla; I live in Russia and I study at the University in a course of information Technologies. In my spare time I practise painting and photomanipulation. 
What were your very first steps in the photomanipulation world? How did it all start?
I am not a professional artist. For years, I just watched the many beautiful pictures on DA. Then one day, when I looked at the category photomanipulations here on DA, I decided to try it out. What helped me a lot, was searching through the russian internet resources and forums and following their tutorials. During this time, I discovered many new techniques, but I think I will never have the chance to learn them all perfectly. 
Wich skills you find very important for this kind of art and why?
Knowledge of the basics of art concerning compositions and c
Interview with artorifreedomInterview with :iconartorifreedom:
Orina is a 21-years-old digital artist, born and raised in Greece. Since her younger years she loved spending time drawing and painting, always along with music.
Orina, a lot of your works are in the fantasy section. What makes you choose this kind of subject for your arts?
 I was always a dreamer and loved to think of worlds where imagination becomes tactile, in a beautiful way. I love everything related to magic and I’m attracted to supernatural; I believe that myths and legends are a great inspiration for making art, and that’s why I’m prone to creating mostly fantasy artworks.
What photomanipulation goals would you like to achieve in the future?
To gain as much experience as I could! Art is unlimited, and I don’t think anyone would ever be able to say “Oh look, now I know everything!”, however, trying to reach perfection teaches a lot and makes you even better and more confident about your art. So I h


Groups Needing Administration Assistance

:thumb310859269::thumb310142088: Looking for Moderators -CLOSED-Your job to move deviations to sub folders....that's all
You don't have to vote just move deviations to sub folders (NOT COPY)
There are a lot of deviations that still need to be moved. If your interested please note the group.
Just tell us about your self, like how often your on and why you would like to help out. I would also like some to be over 18....mainly for the deviations that are only for 18 +
EDIT: I'm back and I plan on trying to get on everyday and I would like to reopen slots, so if your interested please note the group.
Say hi the the current ones
:iconqark::iconwildstaar::iconspacesandfaces::iconiseethelatice::iconanahbell::iconthelexie::iconmarincristina::icondaliahme:

Looking for new admins!Dear Members,
To reflect growth in the group and changes in the current team, PhotographersDream are currently looking for new administrators. In becoming an administrator, you'll receive a special place in this group which signifies power, responsibility, and privilege. Read on if you're interested! :la:
What do admins do?As a main part of their work, admins: Vote on incoming deviations to determine if they should be in the gallery or not,Provide critique to group members,Help plan the future of the group,Have fun! :eager:
Additionally, admins may optionally choose to partake in the following:Selecting photos to be included in the Mini-Contests,Selecting a member to be featured on the front page as the Featured Member,Write blogs related to photography such as art features and interviews,Help run events such as contests.
What do I need to become an admin?A friendly, fun, and helpful personality,An interest in photography and understanding on how it works,A good tast
Accepting group helpersHelper monkeys jump on board! :film:
WELP folks, as you can probably tell, we're in need of some fresh blood behind the scenes here at the Unofficial film group :) Mainly just simple things like approving deviation submissions, rejecting ones that violate group rules, answering basic questions some people might need, and overall just helping out :nod: There will be more in-depth info and "training" (it's really not that hard ;)) once we bring you on board ^____^ We're looking at at least 2 or 3 people to bring on board the film train :boogie:
:film: You must be:
1. Enthusiastic
2. Polite
3. Knowledgeable about the group rules here (what we do and do not accept, etc.)
4. Knowledgeable about dA policy (Film is a process by Invitation-Only for a reason)
5. Be comfortable working along with others
6. Be available at least 2 days a week :)
:star: :popcorn: Send a note to the film group here telling us a few things about yourself (do


dAseniors

Seniority Announcement - June 2012
This article marks the latest announcements detailing the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 900 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
:faq29:
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community. 
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice t
THE SYMBOL OF PEACE - PREMIERING AT FILM FESTIVAL!Hello Everyone!
So this week is not over yet, and not by far!
One of my greatest adventures this last year has been working on my short documentary, The Symbol of Peace. It became a huge part of this community a while back when I held a contest to bring some art into the film. The contest brought close to 100 deviants to submit art they created. It brought art from over 10 different countries and many different states. But it didn't stop there. Help came from all over the globe with Ken Kolsbun and Gea Austen being interviewed from California and London!
The journey didn't end though, that was only a beginning.
:star: The Symbol of Peace will be PREMIERING at the Wayne State NewMedia Student Film Festival on June 23, 2012!
Admission is free and open to the public. Although I will be unable to make it as it is over 10 hours away for me, I invite you all to go if you are in the area! It has been an absolutely amazing journey and we are sti
Spreading the dA Love: Vol. 14:heart: :iconGoldendAplz: :heart: :iconGoldendAplz: :heart:
As the title suggests, this news article series aim to promote wonderful aspects of the deviantART community, from showcasing beautiful works of art, to informing you of great groups, and to interviewing inspirational deviants. I feel so happy being part of such a wonderful community and I hope to make it better, even if it's only a little bit, by making these articles. My goal is to bring to light everything that impassions me and, hopefully, inspire you!
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:squee: Showcasing Gorgeous Artwork :squee:

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A showcase of art that has simply left me speechless from all genres, from digital/traditional, artisan, emoticons, fractals, etc.
 

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Spotlight Features - Volume 4A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights. This article will be also be the home of my upcoming "Awesome dA Artist" feature, which is a re-birth/re-imagining of my "Awesome Emoticonist" award.
:+fav: If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
Daily Features
On my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three). The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever.&nbsp; However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during March 2012. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit

Spotlight Features - Volume 5A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.
:+fav: If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
Daily Features
On my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three). The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever. However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during April 2012. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit more love. If you would like to see the original piece I featured of each of these artists, please visit t
dA love for everyone! #14:dalove:         :la:         :dalove:         :la:         :dalove:
As the title suggests, this news article's goal is to spread the dA love into everyone's heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!
Interviewed artist: Futago-KawaiI :iconfutago-kawaii:
:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.
Our names are Anna and Alena, we are twins and we are 21, so all our pictures we draw together- it's our style or our way to express. Always people ask us how we do it, or how two absolutely different person can draw together, how we can draw one picture as a one person- ho we find the agreement and how we can live in
dA love for everyone! #15:dalove:         :la:         :dalove:         :la:         :dalove:
As the title suggests, this news article's goal is to spread the dA love into everyone's heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!
Interviewed artist: Anoya :iconanoya:
:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.
That's quite a difficult question, as I don't think there's one single thing that 'defines' me as a person. I think the main thing is that I try to treat people the same way I'd like for them to treat me, with respect, honesty...
I'm also incredibly curious and I want to know how everything works, from seeing a crochet plushie (that
Project Equine: Volume 2If you watch someone because of this article, please let them know how you found them! :aww: Thanks! :love:
Under Appreciated:iconnokinie:
Hidden Talent: Photography
Watchers: (as of 03/02) One

:iconEozarth:
Hidden Talent: Traditional Art
Watchers: (as of 03/02) Seventy-Three
:iconLHS1505:
Hidden Talent: Photography
Watchers: (as of 03/02) Twenty-Four

:iconSofticut:
Hidden Talent: Photography
Watchers:
(as of 03/02) Thirty-One
Yellow Fields by SofticutLost by Softicut
:iconechdhu:
Hidden Talent: Traditional Art
Watchers:  (as of 04/01) Sixty-One
summer morning by echdhuSkewbald by echdhugrey horse by echdhu
:iconRimeSparse:
Hidden Talent: Traditional Art
Watchers: (as of 04/01) Fifty-Seven
The Spinoff by RimeSparse:thumb25

AWAY FROM DEVIANTART NOTICE - JULY THROUGH AUGHello everyone,
This is my last week before I leave for Ireland/Paris/College so, I wanted to give everyone a chance to ask me any last-minute questions before I duck out. Otherwise from now on, limited access does NOT mean that I will be leaving deviantART. It simply means I will be less active.
:new: Will be make sure to post up some photos, but if you're interested, I will try to keep my ZevImages facebook page a little more active. http://facebook.com/zevimages :pointl: Like if you're interested!
Thank you guys, and hope to talk to you all soon!
On my front page, details are posted otherwise:
Please Read Before Commenting or Contacting

Hello! Thank you for stopping by!
This goes into effect on July 7, 2012
TimberClipse will be away from deviantART between July 7 and August 10, 2012. He is attending an NYU Tisch Summer Film Program in Dublin, Ireland and then visiting P
Mirz's CompassJournal Feature Skin for mirz-alt :iconmirz-alt:
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Photography Community

Photography Troubleshooting: FiltersThis week we bring you another issue of Photography Troubleshooting to hopefully give you some tips and explanations behind how to make use of some photography accessories. If you have a question, query or any thoughts you wish to see discussed just drop us a comment or note!
"The use of filters, how to pick them and examples of situations where they would be helpful...."
~ moria330
Hi moria330, filters are a good way of diversifying your photographic opportunities without spending a great deal of money (though, granted, many of the better quality filters can get to be relatively expensive).
In film photography, filters were used a lot more extensively then they are today thanks to the nature of the medium.
For example colour filters were used for white balance purposes on colour films that were balanced for different light types, so, you could shoot artificial light balanced film under daylight if you had a filter that corrected for it.
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General Photo DD Features #36General Photography Community Volunteers: Kaz-D , 3wyl & IsacGoulart
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"Eyes like a Shutter, mind like a Lens" - Anon
This week the general thoughts come from Eitvys200 who brought up the topic of Too many cameras around?! It's one that baffles many from amateur to professional in deciding what we, as artists, want to use as our tools. Hopefully one of our community volunteers will cover that in greater depth next week in an article all about choosing your next or even first camera. But for now the confusion comes when you're lining up to take a shot and somebody next to you with a mobile/cell phone is taking the same one and truth be told - it might even turn out better. I broached the subject a while ago of standing at a wedding and being the 'pro' but not the only one with a £500 camera. How do you make yourself unique in a digital world that's fast developing beyond our means and capabilities? Well, you work with
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“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
  

    Karl Lagerfeld

This week I spied an awesome topic in georgewjohnson's journal and knew instantly that it was what I would talk about for edition twenty eight. "Underground train system bosses are set to ban all photos under new proposals that have angered photographers.." You can read the full article for yourself here but I would love to get some discussion going amongst us all as to whether or not the proposed ban would effect you. I'm personally quite pleased that the latest articles report a U-turn in the proposals so it doesn't look

Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty NinePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
"“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
  

    Robert Frank

I'm quite late hopping on the discussion wagon with this one since itsfrits tells me the article has been trending for some time now. However I was eternally grateful to him for pointing me in its general direction - because what a topic!McDonalds show behind the photo-graphical scenes because a customer in Canada asked why the food looks so different in real life. If you watch the video included in the article, it's actually very insightful. And what a team they have JUST to photograph a burger. What the video does show is that everything in the photo, every ingredient you see, is exactly the sam
Fashion Friday #8Introduction
My goal is to feature amazingly talented Fashion Photographers & Models every Friday!
Featured Deviant
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mariae








More in her Gallery
Previous Features
simsalabima | ilaschaffer | BohemianButterflies
EmilySoto | dorkypyro | sexties
JulieDeMoura
Stay tuned for the next article on June 29th!
Have a wonderful Friday! :)
People &amp; Portraits Exposed #2The first article in the series went well - and hopefully cleared up some definition confusion for a lot of people. You can always ask me, IsacGoulart or 3wyl if you're unsure if your work is in the right place. Drop a comment on this article and we'll be happy to help you. Over the coming weeks, we will work on definitions and include them in the article to help. Anyway, on with the features! Enjoy.
Classic Portraits


Emotive Portraits


Expressive Portraits


Infants & Children
Mommy Said NO So I'm Leaving by PhotographsByBri
Self Portraits
Assassin by MonsterBrandshort story about Nothing by zenibyfajnie
Sometimes I feel like a freak. by LucyJOrcharddanse macabre by M0THart
Spontaneous Portraits
Photography Troubleshooting: What Digital Camera?Courtesy of sine-out and his fantastic knowledge, we now bring you the fourth in this series of articles. sine-out has answered all the questions that have come up so far. Do you have one? Is there something you need help with? Drop us a comment and we'll see what we can do! And as always, if you have information that could help someone out, let us know!
"How do I select a new camera?"
~Eitvys200

 

"One of the most often asked questions I've seen regarding photography, above how to do something, is 'what is the best camera?', or 'what camera should I get?'.
Or something along those lines. The critical thing to note is that there is no such thing as the best camera.
Sure there are cameras that are technically better at certain things, for example, some cameras have very high resolutions, other are very good at low light photography, some are very small, and so on, but there's no su


Emoticon Community

A Week in Pixel 4Here are 10 more lovely pixel works from the last week =)

Previous Issues
Issue 4 (you are here)
Issue 3
Issue 2
Issue 1
May/June Pixel NewsHere's the pixel news for the last 2 months =)
ClefairyKid is the new CV on the pixel block; please welcome her :la:
Group News
:iconpixels-unlimited:'s bi weekly features:
:bulletgreen: #3 http://pixels-unlimited.deviantart.com/journal/Biweekly-Feature-Article-3-302293267
:bulletgreen: #4 http://pixels-unlimited.deviantart.com/journal/Biweekly-Feature-Article-4-305415291
:bulletgreen: #5 http://pixels-unlimited.deviantart.com/journal/Biweekly-Feature-Article-5-308537149
:iconthepixelpalace: has announced the winners of their dA love contest http://thepixelpalace.deviantart.com/journal/dA-Love-Contest-Winners-307636599
:iconpixcellentartists: interviews and features:
:bulletgreen: Interview with BronzeHalo http://pixcellentartists.deviantart.com/journal/Interview-With-Pixel-Artist-BronzeHalo-303251642
:bulletgreen: Movies contest winners http://pixcellentartists.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-Theme-Movies-Winner-291829597
:bulletgreen: 37th feature http://r0se-designs.
A Week in Pixel 3 + New CVPlease welcome ClefairyKid as the new Pixel Art CV :la:  Start sending her some DD suggestions (I`m still accepting some for now, but she`s new, make her feel welcome =D))

Previous Issues
Issue 3 (you are here)
Issue 2
Issue 1
So I heard you like emotes? - Volume 127 Featured emotes

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by stuck-in-suburbia is an adorable emote with easily recognisable characters. The animation is simple but effective and really brings the emote to life and the small details really enhance it as a whole.

I always love emotes containing special effects so eat THIS! by CCpotteranimator really caught my attention. The animation is fluent throughout with great detail and awesome expressions.
Other great emotes posted recently
:thumb308119158: Summer Bubbles by Web5teR
Current projects
A number of emote projects have recently been launched. Be sure to take a look at them all below and consider taking part.
Nano emoticon project
Nano Emoticon Project - OPEN by Coven-tina
This project is a neat idea focussed on pixelling scenes related to film, music and


Literature Community

Flash Fiction Month 2012Remember in April when cruelty came in the form of NaPoWriMo and Script Frenzy? Those poor prose writers may have felt lost what to do, and twiddled their thumbs impatiently? Well the wait is over as July brings a writing challenge for the fiction writers in the form of Flash Fiction Month!

Flash Fiction Month (FMM)


What is FFM?

Flash Fiction Month (or FFM) is a month long challenge throughout the month of July. The objective is to write a different piece of flash fiction every single day of the month so by the end of the month you could have 31 pieces of new writing!
A “Flash Fiction” is a piece of prose which has a wordcount between 6 and 1000 words. The piece must be a complete story from start to finish and a standalone piece of work.
This is a great opportunity for those who have perhaps wanted to try a new form of writing, or enhance current skills. It is also worthwhile f
Happy Birthday Moonbeam13!Hello all
Today marks a very special day for someone, and since this someone is our wonderful team leader, $Moonbeam13, we wanted to write a journal to say...
:heart: :heart: :heart:HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANIE!:heart::heart::heart:
Now a lot of you know Danie as the big chief of the Community Relations team, but I doubt half of you truly know how much of a hard worker Danie is. Not only does she have to look after us lively lot (and by “lot” have you seen how big the CV team is?!), but she works on copious behind the scenes projects on deviantART, making this place just a little bit more devious and better for all us Artists out there in the big dA community. Not only this, but she has to have a life at the same time!
Now we have decided to use Danie’s birthday for three things:
1.       To wish her a very happy birthday (of course)
2. 
Love dA Lit: Issue 85Welcome to the eighty-fifth issue of Love dA Lit! :heart: Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.
Note: In an effort to keep things tidy and easier to find I've given the "Literature Links" a sub-section specifically for various group news. This section will contain links and news that really only affects or applies to the members of the specific group as their events and updates are important too, but may not interest non-members. Hopefully, it will highlight that groups are for more than just submitting and maybe help find a group you would have otherwise overlooked in the long list of Lit Links. :giggle:
:star: This weeks group spotlight is writersociety! :star:
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League of Lit Groups: Vol. 2This article will be posted every fourth Tuesday of the month and will revisit one past group spotlight from Love dA Lit and one literature group who is in need of staff to help with their various group activities.
:groups: This month we will be taking a look at TheShelfLife and revisiting WritersInk! :groups:
Navigation
Group in Need | Past Spotlight | Contacting Me

Group In Need
:iconTheShelfLife:
"TheShelfLife is an effort to promote the published work of writers on deviantArt. The core feature of the group is The Shelf, a listing of published and self-published stories, poems, novels and graphic novels by deviants. There are also blog entries highlighting specific writers, announcing new publishing accomplishments, etc.
The group was born from a series of interviews I conducted called "Deviants in Print," which were designed to get insi

Writers Journal. Literature CommunityA big hug to all my dear friends. I hope everybody is happy today :blowkiss:
:iconredroseplz:I decided to write a journal to let you my writers friends know a little more about the Literature Community in DeviantArt.  There are 65 Community  Volunteers  in DeviantArt for all categories of Art, you can find them all here :iconcommunityrelations: 
Literature has two, they are :iconBeccalicious: and :iconthorns:  They are doing a lot to help the Literature Community and they are the ones featuring  Literature Daily Deviations.  I asked :iconBeccalicious: why sometimes there is only one Literature Daily Deviation, she told me because ıt is a very hard task to find good quality Literature  and also because they don’t recieve enough DD Suggestions from you guys.
So please, If you find a very good piece of literature, be it prose or poetry and you think it deserves a DD, send your Community   Volunteers a note entitled
Flash Fiction Month July 2012Preface
This article is written for #LitResources. Our goal is to be a collection and creation station for all resources pertaining to literature on deviantART. This article will focus on Flash Fiction Month! It will include information about what specifies flash fiction, activities around dA for flash fiction month, and links to resources revolving around FFM activities.
If, after reading the article, you have more information or resources to add, please leave your thoughts in a comment! And don't forget to this article to help spread the word.
What Is Flash Fiction?
Put simply, flash fiction is a very short story. Lengths can vary from as few as six words (i.e. Hemingway's famous Baby Shoes) to a thousand, sometimes more. It depends largely on the outfit for which the author decides to write a piece of flash fiction. For the


Street Community

Friday night Street Specials v6.3
A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs 
or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention. 
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
If you like what you see,  this article 
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.







Have a nice weekend
Friday night Street Specials v6.4
A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs 
or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention. 
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
If you like what you see,  this article 
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.








Have a nice weekend :iconbutterflyplz:
Friday night Reasons to meet (or not) a Streettog
A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs 
or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention. 
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
If you like what you see,  this article 
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
10 reasons NOT to date a street photographer
by myraincheck
1. They don't have orgasms. They have 'decisive moments'.
2. If they could save just one thing from a fire they will be wavering between you and their camera. And if the camera in question is a Leica, then you are screwed.
3. You can forget romantic dates in quiet, secluded or isolated places.
4. You are never going to have a family album but tons of albums of photos of perfect strangers. Obviously they won't take a picture of you because 'you are not a stranger'.
5. Even when they SEEM to be taking a picture of you, they are ac
Street Contest - The Judges"So, you think you can street?"

  

It is my great pleasure to announce the closing of
the first Official deviantArt "So you think you can street" Photography Spring Contest
which was held from May 1st till June 15th in deviantArt site.
All entries are in place, exposed for everyone to have a look: http://browse.deviantart.com/contests/2012/streetphoto/?order=5
and for the judging comittee to pick their bests which will be awarded with:
First winner:  1 year premium subscription + 3200 points
Second winner: 6 months premium subscription + 2400 points
Third winner: 3 months premium subscription + 1600 points
1st honorable mention: 3 months premium subscription
2nd honorable mention: 3 months premium subscription
3d honorable mention: 3 months premium subscription
The Judges
The judges are:
1. :iconcweeks: Chris Weeks,

The Mind's Eye - Book reviewStreet Book Reviews - Part I
A new series of articles begins, we hope you will enjoy them as much as the previous ones. This time myraincheck reviews Street Photography books and puts down on paper her favorite quotes. And yours truly picks up the images from your galleries to illustrate them.
So, we first present you:
The Mind's eye
by Henri Cartier Bresson
Original title: L'imaginaire d'après nature
  
The book, around 100 pages, is divided in two parts. The first one contains a precious series of thoughts on street photography, the famous description of the decisive moment and an analysis of the elements of photography: the decisive moment, the picture story, the subject, composition,  technique, the customers, color, the imaginary from the truth.
In the second half of the book instead there are (much less interesting - street photography wise)
essays about travels to Moscow, Cuba and China, and memories and comm
THE YARD COLLECTIVE INFORMS.
Dear members,
My name is Nuno, as :iconPen-At-Work:  introduced me last week, so by now you know I’m the Yard´s proud new Skipper.
If I was flattered just by belonging to The Yard Collective and getting a few submissions accepted sometimes, here and there, as any Yard member should, there’s no need to say how privileged I feel, how honored I am, and how responsible I feel to try to give the proper continuity to Pelle´s Herculean work.
Fortunately it all comes easier when the Team is full of wonderful, talented, and supporting deviants, making my learning curve continue every day.
There´s no need to say that our Yard has grown. Has grown bigger in numbers and in quality. And with that came the time for some changes and to raise the bar, because you deserve. The announced changes will take place immediately and I’ll try to be objective, because I know that while you’re reading this you're also cleaning your lens and sensors, formatti


deviantART Community Volunteers Projects, Spotlights, Information & dALove

Where is the Devious Love? Volume XWhere is the Devious Love?
An article promoting positivity in the community
Volume I | Volume II | Volume III | Volume IV | Volume V | Volume VI | Volume VII | Volume VIII | Volume IX
Fan Art Newsletter - May/June 2012 (UPDATED)Hello, everyone!
Welcome to another edition of our Fan Art Community Newsletter. Let's see what the months of May and June had in store for us:
:bulletpink: JZLobo joined the Community Relations Team as the first Fan Fiction Community Volunteer!  All of your Fan Fiction DD suggestions should go to him, but make sure to read his guidelines before sending him a note.
:bulletpink: Speaking of Community Volunteers, the following deviants joined the team along JZLobo:
bradleysays - dA Related
IsacGoulart - General Photography
RockstarVanity - Darkroom Photography
vowbreaker - Chat & Forums
Athos-of-Light - Chat & Forums
STelari - Traditional Art
DaPineapple - Chat & Forums
dekorAdum - Chat & Forums
Talty - Artisan Crafts
princepal - Design & Interfaces
SRudy - Traditional Art
krazykel - Chats & Forums
yashachan - Chat & Forums
sTiViA - Chat & Forums
:de
UE Updates July 2012Policy Changes
Last month we asked for your input on drawing a line in the sand in regards to equines which were essentially borderline normal/unique. While not many of you repsponded to that journal, those of you who did agreed with us that we should be focusing on the unique and it would be okay to say no to equines which really don't show real fantasy elements clearly.  What this means is that from this point forward we will no longer accept equines which do not clearly depict fantasy elements.  The idea of this group was always meant to have a strong focus on fantasy equines, especially those which were rather unique and we'd like to keep on track with that original vision as best as we can.  Just to clairify a little bit.  We are not excluding pieces of equines with natural colors as long as they have fantasy elements like wings or horns or some other clear fantasy element to make them stand out from a normal equine.  The probl
LUSH!:+favlove: :kiss: :heart: LUSH! :heart: :kiss: :+favlove:
Features from the Pinup & Glamour Galleries

Contains some mature content



:thumb308295165: :thumb309082739: Avox_008 by arkady001 Dark Peacock by MelissaDrew
Under her Skin by YunaArt :thumb308833890: Golden Girl by MADmoiselleMeli Solar Sailer by ShakilovNeel The Red Funeral by Mahafsoun
:thumb308574400:
Secretary by vvolfmann Ribbons and Lace by CyanideMishka Fairy tale by Vitaly-Sokol
Natura Necrolius by Mahafsoun :thumb297989914: red lingerie by mark844 Blind in Texas by Tanit-Isis :thumb308561539:
Holly Cakes - Calindustrious by falt-photo :thumb308511653: Red Head II by julyshewolf :thumb308602296: Budoir by SisterSinister
:thumb309306966:  CheersFromOsLo by GretelMaCabre
:thumb308357832: Shocking Stocking Stories by miss-mosh Allison Goldfine 5 by JAMills The Goldinatrix by LexiStyles :thumb299843307:
Apocalypstick by MissAkasha 318 by intelkuritsa Veronica Ricci No.3 by industrybyrick
Veronica Ricci No.1 by industrybyrick Pedestal by DeziDesire Smile! by Santa-Evita Light by CatRoPo Tempting Allure by PigeonFoo
i want my life back. by ankooru : :thu

The Power of Ideas # 7"It's all about the idea."
“In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work.
When an artist uses a conceptual form of art,
it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair.
The idea becomes a machine that makes the art."
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
Below are some great examples of conceptual photography to inspire you. Enjoy!





Closer (to the Truth)>>> Anathema, Closer <<<
:music:

Your dream world is a very scary place

Your dream world is a very scary place

Your dream world is a very scary place
Loss of the Wind by scheinbar
To be trapped in
Loss of the Wind by scheinbarLoss of the Wind by scheinbar
Your dream world is a very scary place
Loss of the Wind by scheinbarLoss of the Wind by scheinbar
Your dream world is a very scary place
Loss of the Wind by scheinbarLoss of the Wind by scheinbar
Your dream world is a very scary place
regret by Flubberwurm
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Apples
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Strawberries
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Nom Nom Header created by TouchedD

People &amp; Portraits Exposed #1Sometimes it's difficult to know where best to place your People & Portraiture Photography. Along with my fellow general photography CVs I've started to look into what defines the various People & Portraiture Galleries on deviantART - and we've noticed a real inconsistency with what photographers classify as emotive/spontaneous/self portraits and so on. Hopefully this weekly series of articles will help to change that, and challenge those of us who are unsure - to think outside the box when categorizing our work.
Classic Portraits


Emotive Portraits


Expressive Portraits

Hannes by fal-nameDaydreaming v.3 by bwaworga
Infants & Children
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People &amp; Portraits Exposed #2The first article in the series went well - and hopefully cleared up some definition confusion for a lot of people. You can always ask me, IsacGoulart or 3wyl if you're unsure if your work is in the right place. Drop a comment on this article and we'll be happy to help you. Over the coming weeks, we will work on definitions and include them in the article to help. Anyway, on with the features! Enjoy.
Classic Portraits


Emotive Portraits


Expressive Portraits


Infants & Children
Mommy Said NO So I'm Leaving by PhotographsByBri
Self Portraits
Assassin by MonsterBrandshort story about Nothing by zenibyfajnie
Sometimes I feel like a freak. by LucyJOrcharddanse macabre by M0THart
Spontaneous Portraits
The Story Behind the PhotoEvery now and then or at least for now, twice a week, I will be posting up a Journal featuring an exceptional photo and the author's story of how he/she captured that particular moment. Many times, we come across amazing photos on deviantART and wonder what the story was behind that capture... who was involved, where it was taken, how it came to happen, and so forth. I thought it would be interesting to find out of a few of my own favorites, so I contacted a few photographers asking them for a quick summary of their stories. This week's feature is one of iNeedChemicalX's incredible shots.  Check it out.
Take me to the Northern Lights
The story begins on a summer's day, one year ago, with me and my he. The photograph happened spontaneously - a friend who was with us was playing with the camera, "pointing" it at us. She took plen
AnimalsHe who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men.  We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."  
~ Immanuel Kant, German philosopher, 1724-1804
Polar Bear is Back
Location: ZOO Sauvage de Saint-Félicien http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://www.zoosauvage.org/
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM | Canon EF 1.4 II Extender  

Autumn 3355
Just took this photo of my beautiful Sasha, the alpha female of my Siberian Husky pack.
  

Other Features



deviantART Spotlight

Seniority Announcement - June 2012
This article marks the latest announcements detailing the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 900 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
:faq29:
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community. 
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice t
Cyberbullying and Your DeviationsThe term "cyberbullying" was first coined and defined by Canadian educator and anti-bullying activist Bill Belsey, as "the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group that is intended to harm others."
While the actions which make up cyberbullying can vary depending on who you are talking with or what website you are on at the time, as far as we here at deviantART are concerned the act of cyberbullying involves a range of behavior from hostile and aggressive communications, to threats, sexual remarks, hate speech, ganging up on victims by making them the subject of ridicule or humiliation.
The practice of cyberbullying is also not limited to children, when perpetrated by adults toward adults these same behaviors are sometimes referred to as cyberstalking or cyberharassment but regardless of what name you attach to it, cyberbullying has grown into an increasing problem since the behavior was first ident
We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con!Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!


Posted on June 25, 2012 at 7:15:03 PM


We're sponsoring Artists' Alley 2012!


We're headed to Comic-Con International:
San Diego to sponsor Artists' Alley!
We Love Artists' Alley


We're back at Comic-Con!
Last year, our sponsorship of Artists' Alley was a huge success. We were able to provide a more comfortable environment for the artists, display their art on huge screens over the Alley, and let people attending the convention draw with deviantART muro on fantastic digital screens. We plan to do this and more in 2012 as we take on the great pleasure of sponsoring Artists' Alley at San Diego Comic-C
Site Update: Category Changes, Bug FixesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
Change Log
The Community Relations Newsletter for May and June is out! From Moonbeam13
Editing a Portfolio briefly resulted in a redirect to an error page. Fixed by ZombieCoderIn Chat, the emoticons link was not opening the emoticon window. Fixed by DEVlANTThere was an increase of spam in the For

Good News Stockers!!Stock & Resources Gallery Changes!!
Yes you read that right!
Following our initial proposals which were posted here -

Dan and I can officially announce that Moonbeam13 in her Super
Woman outfit has flown forth and waged war on our cluttered and
confused gallery!!
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK ALL YOUR RESOURCES AND STOCK SUBMISSIONS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE IN THE MOST APPROPRIATE SUB CATEGORIES! THANK YOU! :heart:
Live changes
Sub Category Name Changes
"Classical" is now "Classical & Vintage"
http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/classical/
"Female/nude/formal, classical" is now "Full Body" (to be the same as the male equiv.)
http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/model/women/femalenude/formal/
"Premade Backgrounds/places" is
Join us for a gallery show in London!We'll be hosting a deviantART Print Gallery featuring work by deviants from all over the United Kingdom. Come support your peers!


Posted on June 21, 2012


Gallery Show in London, England!


We'll be hosting a deviantART Print Gallery featuring work by deviants from all over the United Kingdom. Come support your peers!



The London EYE by *xMEGALOPOLISx
Join Us!


Our First Ever London Group Gallery!
100% of the artwork being showcased during
Challenge yourself.Hi, photomanipulators!
It's time for a small photomanipulation rant from me! I haven't done any of these since I became a CV, so let's see how this goes. :XD:
I was wondering when we, as photomanipulation artists, lost our souls?
.....blink....
Wait..... What did she say???
OK, OK, so we have not all lost our souls. But, sometimes it sure seems that way.
I challenge you all to look deep inside of yourselves. How many of us, as a community, are here because we want to meet new people, share art with others, and become better artists, and how many of us are only here for the shot at popularity?
Favorites are great, and not getting them can really hurt. I have deviations with 100 faves, and I have deviations with more than 1,000 faves. I know how it feels to be on the front page as well as the back page. :XD: I know the elation of refreshing your message center and having 20 or more new faves every time you click "refresh." I know the pain o
A brief updateIt's been a while so I thought I should provide a bit of a general update.
Community Operations continue to plough through tickets & reports. We recently smashed through a record number of weekly tickets, and our satisfaction rate within Zendesk (our customer support system) continues to improve on a weekly basis. A quick snapshot of this for you;
In the past week Community Ops has received ratings on 649 tickets. A total of 556 tickets were positive and only 93 were negative. Our rating % over the past week is 85% positive(increased by 4%).
Of course there's always room for improvement and with that in mind I am working with aunjuli and ewm to look at how we can free up resources within each department from repetitive tasks or issues. We've already identified a number of tweaks and have started making plans regarding the intended changes.
I'll be announcing the latest round of Seniors at the end of this week, so if you have any last minute nominations, TODAY would be

France highlights and moreAs was mentioned in our Site Update, our dt, Product, and Product Marketing teams traveled to France for a technology retreat and I had the immense pleasure of participating this year. We spent 2 weeks near Lyon designing and developing new products, improving existing ones, and eating lots and lots of bread. I mean, I consider myself quite the fan of grain products, but I don't think I'm cut out for the French diet. :lol:
Nonetheless, it's always interesting to experience a new way of life. I've been to France a couple of times before, but never to the part where we stayed. It was a humbling, albeit sometimes frustrating, experience to be in a village where English is not spoken by the locals. At least in cities like Paris, most people will speak English, but in our little country town, we had to rely on the few French natives in our group for translation. However,
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away… Authentic Citizenship: Part 2As promised here is part two of our interview and conversation with Chris Copeland and Jeff Wamester. The sequel to part one keeps the art love rolling with these two artists revealing even more fantastic tips for new artists on the rise as they reveal their favorite deviants of all time.
Fearured Artist Chat!

Join our featured artist chat with *jeffwamester and *chriscopeland on Friday, June 29th at Noon Los Angeles, CA, PDT time. Chat room opens at 11:30am.

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Welcoming Two New Volunteers!Please join me in welcoming two more additions to the Community Volunteer team! :love:
kiwi-pdd has joined the team to look after Street Art & Graffiti alongside takethef



ClefairyKid has joined the team to look after Pixel Art alongside Lyricanna


Chat Events Calendar:bulletpink: farand's Fun and ThumbShare - Movember Event in :#communityrelations:
Time: 2 - 3pm PST           :bulletpink: Meet 'N Greet Chat With the Lit CVs in :#crliterature: Sunday, June 8th at 12:01 PM (PDT)
:bulletpink:Sketchmatch in :#communityrelations:
Wednesday, Nov. 13th - 7:00 PM PDT (click to see your local time)
Want to see a particular event run? Want to help out? Note communityrelations with your thoughts and ideas!
Pimps and Whoas - June 27, 2012Pimps
Official dA News
:bulletpurple:  Voila! Paris deviantMEET Wrap Up
:bulletpurple: Join us for a deviantMEET in London, England
:bulletpurple: deviantART is applying to manage .art
:bulletpurple: Site Update Staff Retreat, .art, deviantMEETs
:bulletpurple: Infinity Seven Takes on the Coming Zerg Invation
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CR Newsletter - May &amp; June 2012Table of Contents
1. New Faces
2. Daily Deviations: Listing Suggesters
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7  Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History Project
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
1. New Faces
We welcomed many new faces onto the Community Volunteer team this month! Please join us in welcoming them and I encourage you to reach out and get to know these fantastic people:
bradleysays - DeviantART Related
IsacGoulart -  Photography
RockstarVanity - Darkroom Photography
vowbreaker - Chat & Forums
Athos-of-Light - Chat & Forums
JZLobo - Fan Fiction
STelari - Traditional Art
DaPineapple - Chats & Forums
dekorAdum - Chats & Forums
Talty - Artisan Crafts
princepal - Designs & Interfaces
SRudy - Traditional Art
krazykel - Chats

Did You Know? Returns! Did You Know? - June 29 Join Us - get your work critiqued!Hi Guys!
The critique session went really well! We managed to plough through ten pieces of work :aww: As such we've decided that another critique night is needed! Here are some upcoming events which will be held in :#communityrelations:
Upcoming Events
July 11th:
Architecture Photography with anmari  
3 PM EST / 12 PM PST
July 12th:
General  Photography with Kaz-D  
3 PM EST / 12 PM PST
July 25th:
Photomanipulation with Aeirmid  
3 PM EST / 12 PM PST
Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest) + PrizesDuring previous weeks of dA Community Relations' projecteducate, we have learned about the importance of giving and receiving critique for our work. Now, let's shake things up a bit!
Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest)
A group of very, very devious deviants at FeedbackFrenzy are hosting
a comment/critique contest as part of projecteducate: Feedback Week!
The contest is now closed to entrants and will start on Monday July 2nd! :heart:
PE Feedback: Welcome and FEEDBACK FRENZY!
Check out the full contest rules and guidelines!
WHAT: "Feedback Frenzy" is a week-long game that ANYONE (yes, even YOU!) can play. The goals are to step outside your comfort zone and practice giving feedback to others, even if not in your own genre, to meet new deviants from across dA, an

Arts and Health: A new Community ProjectWhat is Arts & Health?
Arts and Health is a new community project here on dA: Arts-and-Health that was started by Aeirmid with the kind support of Moonbeam13, Director of Community Relations, and namenotrequired, Astralseed, and Kaz-D. :love:  It is NOT an official dA group.
Its overall purposes are to encourage and help empower deviants to use art as a creative outlet for telling the story of what it is like to live with a health condition and to raise awareness of illness and resilience through storytelling. The group will share stories of trials and triumphs, hope in the face of the unthinkable, and resilience that comprises each and every human spirit. Art is a transformational medium, and through it we can tell our stories in a language that our words alone can never capture.
What is the format?
We are letting our members decide on the final format of the group. We anticipate that
Art History - Trad Art Month:iconcommunityrelations: :iconarthistoryproject:
The communityrelations Team bring you ART HISTORY -
A series of articles about the entire History of Art.

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WHAT IS IT?
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Your communityrelations Volunteers look after your Galleries and the Messaging&Chat Network. For more information about the CR Team have a look here ---> http://communityrelations.deviantart.com/blog/27409506/#B
Our amazing team of CV’s have shown you through projecteducate what happens in the various genres, now ArtHistoryProject will show you where this Art came from.
Every month we will focus on an area of Art and bring it to YOU.
Kicking off in July with Traditional Art!

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WHAT WE WILL BE SHOWCASING
Articles and Features that cover a period / genre / artist / group in Art.
Text articles.
Displays of thumbnails and art coll
Darkroom Exposed: Lith PrintsDarkroom Exposed is a series of articles highlighting talented deviants, noteworthy art and helpful information all about the Photography > Darkroom gallery on dA.
This issue features lith prints, which are photographic prints made in (surprisingly enough!) lith developer to produce grainy images with soft highlights and strong shadows. Lith printing produces stunning one-off pieces because the results change as the developing solution gets older. There's a wealth of information on LithPrint.com if you'd like to find out more or learn how to create your own beautiful lith prints.






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Darkroom Exposed: jonniedeeDarkroom Exposed is a series of articles highlighting talented deviants, noteworthy art and helpful information all about the Photography > Darkroom gallery on dA.
This issue features jonniedee, who prints his photographs on resin-coated photographic paper at the Chicago Community Darkroom. This is just a sample of what you can find in his gallery...


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 A Tight Hold by jonniedee In Between by jonniedee
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deviantART Art History

Art History: Your help needed!Attention photomanipulators! :blowkiss: :wave:
Are you aware that July is Traditional Art History Month here on dA? Well, you are now! :XD: Here's a really great journal article explaining what that's all about:

Basically, we are showcasing deviations, news articles, etc. that feature traditional art in a historical sense.
But, Jade! We're a digital gallery. Why should I care about traditional art history?
Gasp! You should care!! :D Before there was photomanipulation, before there was photography, there was traditional art. It is our roots, our history. The foundation upon which we create.
Think of the masters who came before us, those who blazed the trail for artists of all different genres and media: Monet, da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dali, Rembrandt, Munch, Van Gogh, Picasso, Cezanne . . . so many more. They serve as inspiration for many of us, and you can see their influences today . . . even i
Art History - Trad Art Month:iconcommunityrelations: :iconarthistoryproject:
The communityrelations Team bring you ART HISTORY -
A series of articles about the entire History of Art.

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WHAT IS IT?
:iconarthistoryproject:
Your communityrelations Volunteers look after your Galleries and the Messaging&Chat Network. For more information about the CR Team have a look here ---> http://communityrelations.deviantart.com/blog/27409506/#B
Our amazing team of CV’s have shown you through projecteducate what happens in the various genres, now ArtHistoryProject will show you where this Art came from.
Every month we will focus on an area of Art and bring it to YOU.
Kicking off in July with Traditional Art!

:star:
WHAT WE WILL BE SHOWCASING
Articles and Features that cover a period / genre / artist / group in Art.
Text articles.
Displays of thumbnails and art coll
Art History: Discovering Dali
Salvador Dali was born in Spain in 1904 and has been best known and recognised throughout the years for his surrealist, ambiguous works. Dali is responsible for inspiring a plethora of artists to create, combine and step outside of their comfort zones. Many know him for his paintings, but actually like many modern artists today, Dali traversed the fields of the artistic world to pick up talents in Writing, Photography, Sculpture and Film.

Dali was not famous for his methods. That's one of the mistakes that people make when tracing his history or seeking him out for inspiration. Dali's methods were much the same as anybody else's. However his concepts trumped them all and made him what he is remembered for today. He achieved his effects through a mastery of perspective
and a critical eye for color and shape, symmetry and innuendo. It is this realization that opens up the market for future dali-esque artists. There's nothing unusual behind the crea


deviantART Project Educate

Important stuff &amp; Personal Check-InHey everyone!
I hope this journal finds you well. I'm catching my breath; it has been a busy few weeks, and I wanted to tell you about them!
Project Educate: Photomanipulation
Project Educate: Photomanipulation (June 4th-10th) was a resounding success! Thank you all for participating; regardless of whether you watched and read, wrote articles, took part in interviews, or shared your wisdom, we couldn't have done it without you.
In case you missed it, here's a round-up of what happened:
Welcome to Photomanipulation Week!
Get your Fantasy on!
Interview with *simoneheld
Dark Photomanipulation
More on Dark Manipulation
Ask Me Anything!
Art with a Concept
Conversation with ^Elandria
PE- Welcome to Artisan Crafts Week!An Introduction To Artisan Crafts!
So, you are asking yourself, just what is an artisan craft when it is at home? Well let us help to show you what it is throughout this week of education!

An artisan craft is something that has been skillfully handmade and normally in small quantities. It can be made from most materials from little felt dolls to wood carved furniture, it is a ranging and diverse category that allows for a lot of invention and imagination.

Through this week we plan to share with you what we know, this will include -
:bulletblue: Interviews
:bulletblue: A look inside the subcategories
:bulletblue: News Articles
:bulletblue: ABC’s of Artisan Craft
:bulletblue: A Critique Journal
:bulletblue: Mini Contest
:bulletblue: and anything else we think of along the way! :D
We hope you enjoy
PE- Artisan Critique
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Do you want critique on some of your Artisan Craft works? Do you feel you have a certain piece that deserves more recognition?
Well then! Share your work here and receive a critique! This will run through the week. :)
Leave a link to one or two pieces of your work, the catch is - if you leave your art here you must also critique at least one or two other pieces - I will check! :D
kampfly -
Aryiea -
MoonPhantomWolf -
GAGBAGCHEN - Spor by GAGBAGCHEN You're a winner by GAGBAGCHEN
yobanda - Chocolate Chip Cookie Earrings by yobanda Sparkly Pink Cake Prep Up Close by yobanda
Have fun!
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PE: Dolls, Papercraft and Glass
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Hello!
In
this Newsletter Series I will be showing you the subcategories that you
can find within the Artisan Crafts
Gallery!
Dolls, Plushies and Custom Toys
This is for all the lovely little friends you make for yourself and other. Be it out of felt, wool or another material, they all have a home here.
Subcategories are Amigurumi, Customized Toys, Original Artist Dolls and Plushies.

DJ-Pon3 set by krowzivitchmerida vs merida repaint by kamarzaGhoulia: Queen of the Zombies 02 by mourningwake-pressCats Doll - Jenny by BWCatRise of the Red Pyramid 02 by mourningwake-press
My Little Dragon: White Unicorn by SantaniBiscuit the Bear by melliseaSorrel Unicorn by Ethereal-Beings:thumb309607357:Inara without wreath by Woodedwoods
Jiji Plush::::::: by Witchikochibi Jackalopes 2012 by MagnaStorm:thumb3

PE: Anthro, Architectural Models and Weaving
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Hello!
In this Newsletter Series I will be showing you the subcategories that you can find within the Artisan Crafts Gallery!
Anthro
The Anthro sub category is a relativity new category that has been added to house all sorts of Anthro related crafts. From paws to full fursuits - we have it all!
It is split into clothing, costumes, masks and props and accessories.

Tareco v2.0 finished (fursuit) by DeepDragonArtsFluttershy at Naka-kon by Tatsu-Nanafursuit by ranmafan1Ida Kita The Leo Roo fursuit head by KatlyncBlue and White Feetpaws by MagicLocket
Rabbit fursuit feet by ShoAhmaWayco by Garci-The-RaccoonWhite Paws by ScratchKittyWolf jawset (top view, different angle) by yeep-yeep:thumb295190594:
Pink Pawpads by InsaneFern-Fursuitshand paws Tareco v2.0 intermediate stage by DeepDragonArtsPlush Cosplay Wolf Ears - Custom Order by LiChibaGrey rabbit tail by Salice-Morente:thumb293
PE: Ceramics, Costumery and Culinary Arts
:iconcommunityrelations:
Hello!
In
this Newsletter Series I will be showing you the subcategories that you
can find within the Artisan Crafts
Gallery!
Ceramics, Pottery and Clay.
This category is all about objects made from a material like clay or polymer clay that is fired or left to air dry to get the final result.
Sub catogries are - Minitures, Miscellaneous, Ornaments and Objects, Pots and Vases and Tableware.

My handmade polymer clay rose. by V-evaBaby rhino done by Dragons-breathTwo Silly Cows by HippopottermissFlowers for dolls by graycat-jPastry Peepers by MrsCreosote
curly tea pot by cl2007Fox in the snow by VengefulSpiritsOctopus Pot by HippopottermissAnger Management Mug by thebigduluthAnimal King Turret Sculpture by HypnoticAlien
Appa and Momo Sculpture by DragonsAndBeasties:thumb189049100::thumb30051426
PE: Discussion - What is handmade to you?Browsing the artisan crafts gallery there's one word I see popping often: "handmade" or "100% handmade". In a world full of mass produced objects and faceless corporations, crafters strive to return the magic and beauty of handmade objects to the world; some buyers show a great appreciation for handmade products, they will go great lengths to find them and are willing to pay a bit more for something that was made with love instead of sweat.
However I also see the word handmade being misused. I'm not talking about mass producers or resellers incorrectly labeling their work as handmade to cheat buyers, which is a serious problem on its own. I'm talking about people buying premades, molds, cabochons, or complete pieces, doing some minimal work to it and later calling it "100% handmade". And accepting full praise - and price $$ - for it.
I've seen this so much that I've begun to doubt my own definition and wonder what other people consider to be handmade, so I'm reaching out to you, my fel
PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II A - DLast year MyntKat did an excellent work putting together an Artisan Crafts ABC for projecteducate, however the Artisan Crafts are so extensive, diverse and ever-growing that there's still much to cover. In this new Artisan Crafts Week we will explore some different crafts, techniques, materials and popular themes to expand your knowledge of this addictive world. This list is still not complete, and we invite you to share with us your knowledge.
Artisan Crafts ABC: A - D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V | W - Z
Artisan Crafts ABC II: A - D | E - H
I - M | N - R | | S - V |

PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II E - HLast year MyntKat did an excellent work putting together an Artisan Crafts ABC for projecteducate, however the Artisan Crafts are so extensive, diverse and ever-growing that there's still much to cover. In this new Artisan Crafts Week we will explore some different crafts, techniques, materials and popular themes to expand your knowledge of this addictive world. This list is still not complete, and we invite you to share with us your knowledge.

Artisan Crafts ABC: A - D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V | W - Z
Artisan Crafts ABC II:
A- D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V |
Try something new challenge!Maybe you've always wanted to try a craft but never found an excuse to? Or you want to try something new? Well this is your chance, we're inviting you all to join us for a fun contest involving all the artisan crafts!
For this contest we want you to pick an artisan craft you've never tried before and do something with it. You can choose whatever craft you prefer and do anything with it, the only condition is that it needs to be completely new for you. If you need help picking one you can find examples and tutorials in the Artisan Crafts ABC.
Rules
You must make an object using any artisan craft you desire, photograph it and upload it to the appropriate Artisan Crafts gallery. Also you need to submit it to the Artisan Crafts Contest folder.The work must be your own, using tutorials or resources is allowed and encouraged but you
PE: Miniatures, Needlework, Textiles and Woodwork
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Hello!
In
this Newsletter Series I will be showing you the subcategories that you
can find within the Artisan Crafts
Gallery!
Miniatures
Things...but small! Made from any material you fancy!
Subcategories are - Animals, nature and scenery, dollhouses and rooms, fanart, fantasy, food, household items, jewelry, miscellaneous and people.

:thumb309950603:The Garden Shed by woodnstuffminiaturesRedstone Manor Helmet Rack by ImmortalSparkmy tiny garden by miinjaadesign minature 2: first angle by sodji
Colored Tiny Tiny hangers by AllisonNicolleMy miniature books by sakyachanMiniature bed linen by RevelloDrive1630Miniature: Tissues collection by fiat500SOver stuffed chair miniature by Atama--Muhonnin
Miniature Madeleines by PetitPlatTutti Frutti - 1:6 assorted fruits by thinkpastelMini Confeitaria Brilha Brilha #027 by pripercaMiniature Taco Meal by KrystalsTinyCakeryMicromini KFC Bucket Meal by margaeanne
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PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II I - M by Talty
PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II N - R by TaltyPE: Jewelry, Leatherwork and Metalwork by UnicornRealityPE - Project Animate Introduction + Basics by ditto9Project Educate - Animation - Pipeline Stage 1 by ditto9
PE - Project Animate Day 2 - Sketching by ditto9PE - Overview, Interview with DulcetFancy by IridescentStardustPE - The Beef with Bases by IridescentStardustPE - All From One Base by IridescentStardust
Project Educate Dolling Week is over! by IridescentStardustPE Feedback: Welcome and FEEDBACK FRENZY! by AeirmidPE: Artisan Crafts - time to cast off! by projecteducate

DD Roundup

Photomanip DDs June 2012 by AeirmidJune Pinup & Glam DDs by DistortedSmileJune 2012 Spooky DD Round Up by pullingcandyJune 2012 Cosplay DD Round Up by pullingcandy
June Pixel DD Roundup by ClefairyKidConceptual DD summary - June 2012 by DemonMathielAbstract and Surreal DDs for June by DpressedSoulArchitecture Photography: June 2012 Summary by anmari
June's DD Roundup by IsacGoulartDarkroom DDs: June 2012 by RockstarVanityStreet Photography DDs - June 2012 by StamatisGRJune 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-up by Astralseed
Icons & Handhelds DD Roundup - June 2012 by HardrockangelAnthro DD Roundup - June 2012 by KovoWolf

Art Features

5-stars-artists feature June by Eitvys200Feature-O-Matic - Edition #01 by CypherVisor:thumb311278627:Introducing...... by ArtByCher

Article Collection Gathered By:

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DevNews 12th Edition, 2012
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
It turned out great as always! :clap:
Happy to see that. :heart:
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Photographer
:iconaawplz: Thank you Tea :heart:

I have missed YOU :la:
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, that's a lot of stuff going on! Thanks for gathering all that! :D
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   Photographer
Welcome :)
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :happybounce:
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   Photographer
Welcome :)
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing edition, so much going on! Thanks for including my journal design ;D :hug:
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   Photographer
I know, so much to do..... so, little time :faint: :giggle:

And.............

Your welcome, it's cool we have had a senior member section for a long time and now I can add your cool designs and projects to that area :la: :heart:
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:salute: Well, then I better keep up the good work :giggle:
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012   Photographer
:lol: You always have AWESOME works of ART :nod:

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