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DevNews 14th Edition

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 6:40 PM


Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors,

Welcome to DevNews 14th 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:




:party: HAPPY BIRTHDAY deviantART :party:



deviantART's 12th Birthday Celebration :cake: August 7, 2012



Keep your :eyes: on bradleysays's 12th-BirthdAy-Shenanigans and check your message center often for deviantART's 12th Birthday Celebration Activities and Updates.

Free Premium Membership Day! For an entire 24 hours on August 7, 2012 starting at midnight and ending at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the perks of a Premium Membership, including JournalSKINS, ad-free browsing and so much more :excited:



F e l l a . Party by thekidKaos 



:new: "Ask Jose" Hosted by winehaus

"Ask Jose"Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors,
:new: DevNews is proud to announce "Ask Jose" Hosted by winehaus :new:

"Ask Jose" is focused on helping our deviantART Community find answers to their deviantART or deviantART Community related questions. "Ask Jose" is a weekly event that will post within our #DevNews article collection and announcements.
Deviants that wish to participate in "Ask Jose" can send winehaus a note with "Ask Jose" in the subject line.
Deviants that wish to remain anonymous may do so by advising winehaus within the note.
Thank you,
JamminJo


DevNews Deviant and Group of the month, August 2012.

Deviant & Group of the Month ~ August 2012Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors, 
DevNews is proud to bring you August's Deviant & Group of the Month.
Deviant of the Month ~ August 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 caresabout 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 within our community!
  
:spotlight-left: miontre :spotlight-right:
miontre is very active deviant within the deviantART Community. He is a very talented photographer, thoughtful, caring, always positive and willing to help anyone with their deviantART Related questions.
miontre Founder of PhotographersDream


Deviousness Award, August 2012

Celebrating Deviousness August 2012Deviousness Award
Congratulations to `Thiefoworld
     Call the Police
Summary of Art
Little Felicia 2012
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.
 
 
thiefo 46 by Thiefoworld

deviantMEET

Join us for a deviantMEET in Amsterdam!For the past two years, we have celebrated deviantART's birthday in style by meeting up with a large group of deviants in the capital cities of Germany and the Netherlands. 
On August 7, 2010, europeans hosted its first ever deviantMEET in the capital of Germany — Berlin. Around 60 deviants joined us as we celebrated deviantART's tenth birthday in style! Read more about the 2010 Berlin deviantMEET

The Berlin deviantMEET group in front of the Brandenburger Tor. Credit: 10th birthdAy bash group photo by itsfrits.
On August 7, 2011, europeans descended upon the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, for a day of deviousness! Fi


New and Noteworthy devious Groups


TheCorrespondent

TheCorrespondent "Photojournalism Group"
From the About Us section: "Photojournalism - The Art Of Communicating News By Photography. We welcome photojournalists and have folders for documentary, editorial, military, protests, sports, politics, performing arts, music, events, emergency services (fire, police, ambulance) and people. We are a new group but we intend to be the best on dA!"

Arts-and-Health

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devious Groups



GiveALlamaGetALlama

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AnotherContestGroup

AnotherContestGroup's Frequently Asked QuestionsWelcome to AnotherContestGroup's FAQ. 
 Do you want a quick overview of the most frequently asked questions sent to ACG? Before messaging us with your query, check here first!
FYI. You do not need to thank us for letting you join this group!  Everyone is welcome and we auto accept all watchers/members/affiliates. :love:
Here's a guide for the most common questions. Simply scroll or Ctrl+f (Command+F for Mac) to the number associated with the answer (ex. the answer to Q04 is A04).
Quick Guide to Common Questions
Q1. What does ACG Mean?
02. Does ACG have a chat room if so what's it for?
03. What does LCEM mean?
04. Where are the contests?
05. What do those codes and emoticons beside the contest mean?
06. What is the ‘Winners Package’ and how do I get it?
07. When is the Winner's Package feature posted?
08. I was told you are featuring/promoting/listing my contest. What does this mean and how wi
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


CatCraze

Rarer Cat Breeds Profile - JulyGroup Rules & Guidelines | Best of CatCraze | Feline Info Links | Rarer Breeds Profiles | Cat Articles
:star: Rarer Cat Breeds Profile – July :star:
:: Peterbald ::
General Description:
The bare essentials of the feline form are found in the elegant naked Peterbald. The incomparable cat from Russia with its graceful long body lines and engaging personality is as rare a gem as the famed Faberge eggs. The coat ranges from a totally smooth bald skin through a velour texture to a unique short brushy
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

NOTICE: Kitten SubmissionsGroup Rules & Guidelines | Best of CatCraze | Feline Info Links | Rarer Breeds Profiles | Cat Articles
:note:
PLEASE READ - Kittens & Irresponsible Breeding:
An addition has been added to our Rules & Guidelines, which is always linked at the header top of all our blog posts. We will be keeping an strict eye out for any submissions depicting litters of kittens and/or w/mother cat in photos and we will be questioning you about their whereabouts. Here at the group, we cannot tolerate any irresponsible breeding and the refusal to take a


Community-Projects

Community-Projects role is to be of any support to not just the gallery,
but to you and your community projects online here on deviantART and offline in the world we share.

dAWishingWell

Wonderful Wednesday and YouThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print | Point Features | FAQFAQ
Wonderful Wednesday and You

Hello Dear Members, Watchers and Visitors
It's the middle of the week again
For this week add a friend or watcher as you normally do by following the
instructions below and then add a link to one of your artistic creations from
your gallery example: From my gallery 
FAQ (UPD 5/1/2013): Point wish max reducedJoining
Joining dAWishingWell
ONLY MEMBERS can have their wishes listed. Please read this blog to learn how to join!
Why would I be declined from joining?
We decline deviants for various reasons. As a group geared towards creating a positive atmosphere on deviantART, we try really hard to not decline anyone. We do decline anyone in clear violation of deviantART policy and those individuals who harass the admins of this group. As of 8/25/2013, accounts under 1 month of age are not permitted to join due to difficulties that have experienced with these members regarding moved accounts among other factors (although once a new account that wasn't from a moved deviant has turned 1 month old, they may attempt to join). Accounts that are under 1 month from a moved member will be required to mention the name of their previous account during review.

Wishlist Test: Formerly Tuesday Treats HeartbeatsPoints | Memberships | Commissions | devWear | Other | Groups | Thank You

Points
100-Billion-Points wishes for points to achieve the goal of 100 billion points. These points will be donated to people in need.
11KairiMayumi11 wishes for 2000 points
18katrina wishes for 1000 points in her donation pool
8-Teddy wishes for 4106 points to get 2 gifts for friends and parent's anniversary in May.
A08Fencer wishes for 400 points to give to his girlfriend.
GenesisArclite wishes for 226 points
AleoJOseph wishes for 100 points
Laxmi-Arts wishes to fill her donation pool with points to help other deviants.
GamerGirl5263 wishes for 800 points to purchase items from her wishlist.
Anubis777877 wishes for points to give to friends and other deviants.
:devaqua-
WishingWell WeeklyThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats | Feature Friday | FAQFAQ
:iconcuteheartz: Welcome to WishingWell Weekly :iconcuteheartz:
Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Vi


dAGrants

dAGrants is open!Hello everyone! :wave:
I am happy to announce that I have re-opened dAGrants :hooray:
Right now I am collecting funds for the account so that I can start giving grants without going bankrupt because it only has 500 points, as soon as the total reaches 2000 I will continue giving grants. So hold your applications!
For more info -> http://dagrants.deviantart.com/journal/dAGrants-is-revived-once-again-256541923
If you would like to donate please do so on dAGrants account. Every donation will be featured in a point feature on that account.
Every donation above 10 :points: - 2 piece feature.
Every donation above 200 :points: - 3 piece feature.
Every donation above 400 :points: - 4 piece feature.
Every donation above 500 :points: - 6 piece feature.
Every donation above 1000 :points: - 8 piece feature.
And so on.
Also any spreading of this news or a favorite would be greatly appreciated, the faster people find out it's been started again, the faster the grants can move around.
Thank
dAGrants is revived once again!Support Blog | Group Information | Donors Blog | News and Updates | FAQ
Hello Everyone! I'm EAT-MY-PAINTINGS and I'm bringing dAGrants back to life!
dAGrants is now back online however we are not ready to take requests yet because our point total has fallen under 2000, in order to not go bankrupt I will not start giving grants again till the total goes back above 2000. Currently we have 557 points. Donors will be featured in a point feature! The more points you donate the more deviations you will have featured!
But first off, I will briefly go over the rules for all grants, for more specified rules go to dAGrants's homepage and you should find them under the c

Thank you for making Creative Grants a success!Thank you for a successful first round!
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program -- a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended and we've received over 500 applications! Thank you to each and everyone who submitted their creative project. You can check out the recipients and their projects here!
Get ready for the next cycle!
We'd also like to announce that our next cycle of funding is now open. Apply by describing the artistic endeavor of your dreams through our official application form
Thursday: Birthday Cake!Beautiful illustrations from last week! Your entries really made the winning acronyms come to life. Well done!
:trophy: The top three winners are:
:star: Acronym Contest by SYoshiko

:star: Those Damn Yetis by GoldenDruid

:star: Thursday by jesterry

Congratulations! You will be contacted about your prizes within the next 24 hours.
:party: It's almost party time!
We're currently counting down to deviantART's 12th birthday! Join us as we get ready to celebrate the big day on August 7th.
The balloons have been ordered, confetti canons are ready, and the candles are ready to be lit. But wait! We've forgotten one huge part -- a birthday cake!
That's where


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
Special Project UpdateWe have been promoting ToxicAlice92's Warm Winter Project through our members, donating 20 points on the behalf of every member that leaves a comment or journal behind telling other deviants about this great project! For the month of June, we are donating 1,340 points!!!! That is 67 journals or series of comments left about the Warm Winter Project in just ONE MONTH!!! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!! Please keep it up! I know we can reach a goal of 2000 points in July! Spread the word about this great project! Ashley is over halfway to her goal. Don't stop now! Let's see her finish her goal!
Heart Art Submissions Open!Heart Art Curator Icesis
Submit HeartArt Here
:heart: Heart Art
Submit your 3 most positive deviations to the current Heart Art folder, and you might earn points and features! You have two opportunities each month to participate, once in Week 1 and again in Week 3. Don't delay! Check out the activity guide for more information ♥
:new: Two votes are needed to have your work added to the folder. Please consider what you are submitting. Hearts, smiles, love, happy emotion, laughter, red, etc are just a few of the things you can submit (so many more possibilities), but simply cute or well done submissions that don't appear to be "HeartArt Material" will be declined.


deviantART-Related

7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway!Last year, I was involved in another BirthdAy celebration with PurpelBlur and TimberClipse - which went rather well. So this year my brother and I are hosting a 7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway!
Next week it's deviantART's 12th Birthday (only one more year of violating COPPA!), and to celebrate, lightpurge and myself will be giving away some fantastic prizes during Birthday Week.
What is it?
Each day of the week from August 1st to 7th, we will give away one thing from the deviantART prints or gear shop.
A Week in dA Related - #052Welcome 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 July 15th to July 21st, 2012
From the Writer
Hey guys!
I updated my DD Suggestion Guidelines last week to reflect what I look for in Daily Deviations. Please be aware they are not rules or guidelines - they're just my preferences. :)
Please read the question I've left at the bottom of the article, I'd love your feedback on the topic. 
Have a great week!
bradleysays
Community Volunteer - deviantART Related
News
Official deviantART

Around the Site Suggestions: Volume 2Around the Site Suggestions: Volume 2
:iconhappywaveplz: Welcome to Around the Site Suggestions! This article will be published every other Saturday and it will feature different suggestions from around the site. Suggestions will be taken from the visual suggestions gallery, the written suggestions gallery , the suggestions forum, the weekly site updates from hq and anywhere else suggestions are posted. As well as featuring these suggestions, this article will also contain different discussion topics about different aspects of the site and how you would like to see them improved.
If you have a suggestion you would like featured in this article feel free to note me, Katara-Alchemist, with your suggestion and I'll include it in the next article! It doesn't even have to
A Week in dA Related - #053Welcome 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 July 22nd to July 28th, 2012
News
Official deviantART
Site Update: Refunds, Sneak Peek of More Like This by danlev
This week's site update involves the discussion of an upcoming feature, More Like This!
Stock and Resources: Policy Clarification by dxd
:


FreeAvatarProject

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


International FAQ

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Make a Difference

Make a Difference #167Artists 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.
:iconshadowinlight:'s colourful photography is brilliant to look at if you have the time! The range of things captured really makes her gallery an interesting one and a beautiful one too!

ShadowinLight's Gallery
:iconpoeticperfectionist:'s literature is thought-provoking in the phrasing and diction used. The detail, especially, is specifical
Make a Difference #168Artists 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.
:iconkara-a:'s photographs are not only colourful, but wonderfully executed too, as shown in the shallow depth of field in many of her pieces that emphasise the fact Kara-a knows what she is doing to get the most out of her camera and equipment.
  
Kara-a's Gallery
:iconnotensmsk:'s literature contains a brilliant flow to it, somethin


ObscuredPhotos

Obscured Photos: Features .97ObscuredPhotos 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.
Beginning

Release
Subtle Silence 004 by AnonymousCharles Released from life early by To0dles :thumb300763130:
Macro
Physalis in Autumn by feigenfrucht To be on top by Jousto Hello, friend. by michaelaforbus panes. by Shellbel Whoville by auto64 Rainy Flower by bloknayrb Moostropfen 1 by feigenfrucht Softness by MissLoony The power of purple by Dangsoo1 Solitude by beautyofdreams Mantis by MizzSamantha Watched by Photopathica Splat by jonniedee :thumb1
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:
Connected by Einsilbig ID by HenriqueFrazao crawling bug I by kraftseins ilma by lalyita Flower by mnoruzi BETTER FITTING TIGER FOR TIGLES by Sugaree33-Art yellow iris by kharmenyo Robin Hood's Bay by M00N-flower Serene by FeliDae84  Westport, MA by knucklesclenched Butterfly by yanshee Taughannock Falls NY by EmersonStem Dew by jonesblachowicz Strawberries by Dangsoo1 :thumb

Obscured Photos: Features .98ObscuredPhotos 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.
Ride

Work
Callgirl by DrDrum666 Film - XXXVIII - no window by Picture-Bandit :thumb317449643: business attire recommended by sophiaazhou :thumb289675378:
Theme of this Week
Something that you won't have to reach far, this week! The Theme, though it isn't really, is your


ProjectComment

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:

What squeaks in grass? by head-in-the-cloud Keys to my Soul by VictorianKiss .. by waashe In 3D! by AshleneAllen Muse series: Terpsichore by reylia a decision by waashe God's Eye by xChristina27x Keys to my Soul by VictorianKiss S U M M E R by JAYSMILES23 Peace by yoge1993
:thumb304139365: Thrashing About by JellyBeanBullet :
Project Comment Interviews, Issue 53: Exoro-ComicsProjectComment 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-third interview of this series with Exoro-Comics!
 

Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hello! I’m currently working as an artist for Exoro Choice. <: I enjoy both drawing and writing stories just as much as I enjoy looking at the works of other artists and reading different books. My username used to be ‘Arrer


ProjectPorkchop

ProjectPorkchop Vol141ProjectPorkchop 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.
:iconworthy-of-praise:

see more..
:iconodeliatoder:

Suggested by JamminJo
see more..
:iconyankaaaaa:
giraffe by YaNkaaaaa I and owls by YaNkaaaaa
Suggested by random-lil-azn
see more..
:iconz-zaphs:
Anton by z-zaphs Stare of Eternal Death by z-zaphs A Devil's Child by z-zaphs In a fast-moving world by z-zaphs
se
ProjectPorkchop Vol142ProjectPorkchop 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.
:icondaniellejensen:

see more..
:iconxsereneix:

see more..
:iconkaylawoodside:
Dragon Lady by KaylaWoodside Daenerys by KaylaWoodside
see more..
:iconrmanbud:
Swingin by richardbudman Prom Night by richardbudman Feline Secret Service by richardbudman :thumb315725827:
see more..
:iconlizzelizzel:
Focus by lizzelizzel :thumb276210

ProjectPorkchop Vol143ProjectPorkchop 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.
:icontalularoo:

see more..
:iconwackoshirow:

see more..
:iconflrmprtrix:
Splash by Flrmprtrix Great Blue Heron Evening by Flrmprtrix
see more..
:iconnever-mor:
Rat Angel - Sculpture by nEVEr-mor Manny The Cat by nEVEr-mor Turtle Key-chain by nEVEr-mor Little Rat with a Pea by nEVEr-mor
see more..
:iconradulfgreyhammer:
Amon by RadulfGreyhammer :thumb263367547
ProjectPorkchop Vol144ProjectPorkchop 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.
:iconunitgj:

see more..
:icontaylorsijan:

Suggested by zudes
see more..
:iconnuindaeiel:
The Dawn by Nuindaeiel Tea Time by Nuindaeiel
see more..
:iconedarneor:
Dendrophagus Colossus by Edarneor FF144-IW Airborne Carrier by Edarneor Shlyapville Hatwalker Festival by Edarneor waterblock by Edarneor
see more..
:iconpauscorpi:
In Praise of Bacchus by pauscorpi :thumb

ProjectPorkchop Vol145ProjectPorkchop 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.
:iconjuanwernecke666:

see more..
:iconjlbanchick:

see more..
:iconah6:
christmas card by ah6 The Animal Hospital by ah6
see more..
:iconlereyon:
Dissection by LeReyon An Outing by LeReyon Untitled 2 by LeReyon Collage 2 by LeReyon
see more..
:iconnan0squid:
Meatier Man by Nan0squid The Black Plague by Nan0squid :thumb3083552


Solutions Sanctuary

Solutions Sanctuary July ~ QualityAbout Us
Original Project
GuidelinesGuidelines
Hello Everyone :wave:
Times sure goes by fast.......... it's the 9th of July already :faint: The theme for July is Quality, LiliWrites has posted a poll and I hope you will take the time to vote and leave a comment  http://solutionssanctuary.deviantart.com/journal/poll/2960269/
Personally, when I think of "quality" the word alone (to me) is meaningless. However, when I think of the quality of our Daily Deviations........ I can have a positively detailed conversation with any deviant within our community. I hope you are feeling the same way :nod: recently a journal was posted to encourage feedback to our Community Volunteers f


StaffAppreciation

dASAW 2012: Brief UpdatedASAW-Points | StaffAppreciation | StaffAppreciation
 
:megaphone: Our official dates for 2012 will be the same as last year! Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 - Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
:bulletblue: JamminJo is our interview committee leader, and she has been working very hard to bring us some juicy interviews for this year's week of fun! :drool: 
:bulletblue: Our idea contest had a great turnout, and our judges are going to begin judging as soon as possible! Hopefully we'll announce the winners within the week. :happybounce:
:bulletblue: Our volunteers are still plugging away at planning a great week. It's shaping up to be quite fun! :eyes: 
The 2012 #StaffAppreciation Team! `SanguineEpitaph | =litecrush | ^


stopBSL

Featuring July's !Rare! Breed of the MonthInfo, Rules & Guidelines || stopBSL FAQ || The List of Targeted Breeds
The Complete Member List || !RARE! Breed of the Month Features
Welcome to Our !RARE! Breed of the Month Feature!
Previous !RARE! Breeds of the Month
January's !RARE! Breed of the Month
February's !RARE! Breed of the Month
Ma


TreeLovers

Week 65 &amp; 66 - nominate art into featuredThe featured works from the previous week:


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This is a feature of our members' submissions  for the previous two weeks (If you submit BEFORE becoming a member, it will not be featured here). Every member can nominate TWO pictures from these into the to featured folder! Just comment below with your choice!
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Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card by sobeyondthisPage of Pentacles Tarot Card by sobeyondthisFour of Cups Tarot Card by sobeyondthisWhite flowers by beads-poet
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Dawn by NuralQamaraxe of wealth by offermoordmarsh house by kosharik69Hell is Rising by PalantirsThe Day I met Him in the Forest BW by evonleangelisthe pink lotus by hadas64Moon. Lantern. Leaf Litter by yanadhyana:thumb315516328:Cloudy Day by Natan-EstivalletSummer in Ialdammer by FCLittle
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Art for Trees - project:iconspringtree-1plz::iconspringtree-2plz::iconspringtree-3plz::iconspringtree-4plz::iconspringtree-4pl5:
"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

August's Monthly Theme: TBA
Time to VOTE &amp; Other News!:iconpurpleflowerplz: Voting on Top Submissions of JULY 2012! :iconpurpleflowerplz:
:sun: TIME TO VOTE ON JULY 2012's FOLDERS! :sun:
:eager: :eager: :eager:
~~~ :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.
:heart:
You May Vote on:
:bulletpurple: 2 from "Birds, Iverts., Aquatics, Repts., Amphibs. JULY 2012" - HERE: http://unframed-nature.deviantart.com/gallery/37967816
:bulletpurple: 1 from "Wild Animals JULY 2012" - HERE: http://unframed-nature.deviantart.com/gallery/37967821
:bulletpurple: 1 OR 2 from "Domestic Mammals JULY 2012" - HERE: http://unframed-nature.deviantart.com/gallery/37967823
:bulletpurple: 2 from "Nature Much Closer MAY. 2012" - HERE: http://unframed-nature.devi


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.
:ahoy:

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.
: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,

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
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

[CLOSED] Commission Information - 1 slot AvailableUPDATE: $AUD ONLY COMMISSIONS OPEN GET IN NOW FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS ETC,
HUMAN BASE NOT READY YET BUT ALL OTHER OPTIONS ARE OPEN. Human base coming soon.



Shop: Open
Visit the Shop!
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Rules
Please read these before proceeding. If you think there is too much to read to be bothered, then don't get angry at me if I have to decline your commission or it doesn't turn out like you want it too.
:star: Please send a NOTE to me with your idea and any
Commissions - ClosedCommissions currently closed. This journal will be updated when they reopen.
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2012 commissions 2013 COMMISSION INFO:

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2012- COMMISSIONERS LIST
1. UnseenVision || paid || fullbody -soft || finished Jan 6th
2. Major-Link || free || fullbody -cell || finished Jan 7th
3. Pronon1990 || paid || fullbody-cell x2 || finished Jan 9th
4. KIxFE-4eva || paid || Pokemon || finished Jan 10th
5. Crash-the-Megaraptor || paid || kneesup -soft || finished Jan11th
6. ZeFrenchM || paid || fullbody-cell || finished Jan 19th
7. Jadesca || paid || chibi || finished Jan 12th
8. ohemgeetragictwist || paid || fullbody cell || finished Jan 12th
9. Jadesca || paid || animal || finished Jan 21st
10. quamp || free || fullbody cell || finished Jan 22nd
11. ZeFrenchM || paid || fullbody-cell || finished Jan 24th
12. shnoogums5060 || paid || fullbody cell || finished Feb 20th
13. Chronophontes || paid || kneesup soft 2v
Comission Information!What I will draw:
:pointr:Anything of any style you ask me to (only traditional). I will just not draw hentai and/or gore.
What you will get:
:pointr:A full-resolution file for any use (except commercial) in any format you want: jpg., png., tiff., etc sent to your e-mail. If you want the
original piece, a separated value for the shipping (around $5 depending on where you live) will be charged.:)
Payment:
:pointr:Paypal.  Please note :note: me with all the details about the comission, references and general info:hug:
:pointr: my paypal e-mail is gwen_chloe12@hotmail.com
:pointr: If you want to comission me with points, please go to my main page: http://gwendolyn12.deviantart.com/ the comission info will be in the "Comissions" widget.
:pointr: Se você é brasileiro e quiser me comissionar, eu aceito pagamento em reais por depósito bancário (a conversão do valor de dólares para reais será feita de acordo com o câmbio do dia em que fecharmos o pagamento

Origami CommissionsHello my friends!
I've been meaning to post this journal for a while but have only got to it now. Just to let you know that I am up for COMMISSIONS. Whether you would like something that you've seen in my gallery, or would like to request some exotic origami creation as a decoration/gift/way to give me grey hairs, just shoot me a note and I'll see what I can do.
To date, I have been commissioned to fold:
1) 7 miniature cranes for a to-scale dolls' house
2) A replica wedding bouquet

3) 39 golden animals for a wedding reception
4) A dinky peacock for a university friend
I only do origami commissions and accept payment through PayPal but everything else is negotiable. (Also, am willing to mail stuff to ya wherever you're at, but expect it to cost an arm and a leg if you live in Antarctica. :B)
SO HIT ME. :eager:
Point Commission Prices by qazak

Interviews & Editorials

Art History - Interview with deshrubber:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations: 
As part of Traditional Art History Month I will be interviewing some of  the Traditional Art Community, including your lovely TradART Community  Volunteers :aww:
:star:
Today it's the talented deshrubber, your Community Volunteer for Traditional Art

:icondeshrubber:
Hi deshrubber, tell us a little about yourself and your style of Art.
Hi, I'm Tim! I've been drawing for most of my life and took up painting around the age eighteen. Abstract is the general style most of my works fit into, mainly because I like to watch people try to figure out what they mean.
What is it that attracts you to Traditional Art?
I love the smell and feel of the paint. The way bristles of a paint brush move under different pressures, tablet pens don't have that feeling. I like the way textures are real and cast shadows(if heavily textured) , which you don't get with di
Art History - Interview with pica-ae:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations: 
As part of Traditional Art History Month I will be interviewing some of  the Traditional Art Community, including your lovely TradART Community Volunteers :aww:
:star:
Today it's the adorable pica-ae, your Community Volunteer for Text & Typography
:iconpica-ae:
Hi pica-ae, tell us a little about yourself and your style of Art.
- Hi! I am a web designer form Hamburg, Germany. In my spare time I have always enjoyed doing any kind of art. When I was smaller I started with Watercolors and moved on to Oil, before I went to design school and focused mostly on digital art.
My style… I am not sure I found it yet. Well, I am always looking for it, tho! I see finding one's style as a constant struggle. In my works you can find lots of bright colors, very often things are kept simple, minimal maybe in content or simple in composition. Mostly I try to keep away from

Deviousness Award Interview with IttiWhat 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.
The Deviousness Award for July 2012 goes to Itti.


Hi Itti! Could you please give us an introduction of who you are and what do you do on and off DA?
Hi :wave: I'm a mathematician living in Edinburgh, looking to get into computer programming. I'm 25 and a girl. People describe me as geeky, enthusiastic, thoughtful, shy, friendly, creative, and terrible at talking about myself.
On deviantART I run a little group called Artcrossing where you exchange art or craft gifts in the mail (more about that later
Things you should do on DeviantArtA big hug to all my sweet friends:hug:
:iconredheart-plz::iconorangeheart-plz: :iconyellowheartplz::icongreenheartplz::iconvioletheartplz:  :iconblueheartplz:
This journal is for every Deviant out there struggling to be known. Here you will find some advice on how to get more exposure on DeviantArt.
I have met so many Deviants who are having a hard time getting feedback on their work, be it favs, comments, getting watchers...  Well  if you follow these next steps, I'm sure things will change.
:iconcuteflowerplz:  How can you get yourself known if you just sign in and sign out and expect people to find you.  BROWSE DEVIANTART :eager:  get out there in any category you like, check people's work, give them a :+fav: a comment, if you like the artist :+devwatch: them. They will come back to your page and most likely to do the same for you.
:iconcuteflowerplz:   If someone gives you a :+devwatch: Please, watch them ba

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
Darkroom Exposed: JillAuvilleDarkroom 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 JillAuville, who creates stunning images on instant, 35mm and medium format film. This is just a sample of what you can find in her gallery...


JillAuville
 
  
 
 Flat Earth by JillAuville All Over The World pt2 by JillAuville
Stock used in title graphic
007007 by mikm-STOCK
negatives stock 1 by hatestock
Polaroids and Negatives by :devab

Member Feature #7 with paikan07 

Hello there
I'm dekorAdum, and my duty at Urban-and-Rural is to feature submitted artworks. Recently we decided to change the way we do it, and instead of themes & Featured folders, we decided to pick only one Member and make a little interview with them to get to know our members a little more and I'll feature amazing U&R photographers every second week!
Our Previous Featured Members

Interview with geolio


Interview with BlauBeerKuchen


Interview with Twitch100


Interview with Nujabes


Interview with Justynka

Another dAmn Interview! - LawraRandalaAnother dAmn Interview! is an interview series I've started up where I interview a deviant who is a regular in the dAmn/Chatroom area of deviantART, and ask them to share their initial and current opinons on that area of the site. I'd love some suggestions on how it can be improved if you have any, as well as any other questions you think should be asked. Thank you!
1. When did you start using dAmn compared to how long you've been on dA?
- I created my first account on December 2005, and around January 2006 I found the chatrooms... so pretty quick, I'd say. =P
2. Did you find yourself drawn to any chatrooms in particular when you first started using them?
- For years, I went to #devart only. I found a lot of people there that I felt connected with, and it didn't even occur to me to go anywhere else. But things have changed in there, and I've started 'wandering' around, so to say. :giggle:
3. Have you made any

Spotlight Features - Volume 7A 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.&nbsp; However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during June2012. 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
Rising Stars of Photomanipulation Vol. 02.
Names you should know: *EnchantedWhispers
Every week, the Rising Stars series highlights an up-and-coming photomanipulation artist whose name you really ought to know! This week's feature is for EnchantedWhispersArt, Jessica, who has brought her work to a whole new level with continuous practice and dedication to art. She does beautiful fantasy work and is involved with many groups and activities, including Heavenly-Manips and Intermediate-Manips. Although she has been on dA less than a year, she has made an impact with her contributions to the community and also with her lovely art. I hope you will enjoy the brief interview and also take a moment to check out her gallery!
*EnchantedWhispers' interview
:bulletgreen: Program of choice: Photoshop Elements 8
:bulletgreen: Can you start with a brief overview of who you are?
My Name is Jessica Allain, I'm 31 years old and live in C

dA love for everyone! #19: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: Hardrockangel :iconHardrockangel:
:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.
I think everything I have experienced so far makes me who I am today. I've been lucky enough to travel quite a lot already and have seen beautiful countries and cultures that inspire me. I also have great friends and family who encourage me and I'm too stubborn to give up on things.
In short, my experiences make me wh
Art History - Interview with Astralseed:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations: 
As
part of Traditional Art History Month I will be interviewing some of 
the Traditional Art Community, including your lovely TradART Community
Volunteers :aww:

:star:
Today it's the delightful Astralseed, your Community Volunteer for Traditional Art

:iconAstralseed:
Hi Astralseed, tell us a little about yourself and your style of Art.
Hi I'm Katy and I am not very good at talking about myself :B.  As far as my art style goes, I don't really feel that I have a particular style so to speak.  I like to dabble in any and all areas of art which I possibly can and just absorb it all like a sponge.  I think the style will follow eventually when I am more comfortable with the basics.
What is it that attracts you to Traditional Art?
Traditional art offers a lot of variety and options.

Inside scoop on andie-c  

Introduction
This is the forth in my weekly news article "The inside scoop"! I am
going to  feature individuals that I have  come across  around dAmn and
the forums  who are not as well known. It's time to  give them some
exposure
The interview is comprise of three parts Serious business, All about the art and Just for fun!
    
So what is the inside scoop on Andie-c

Serious Business
  
   Tell us something we may not know about you?
 
I'mquite capricious at times.
  
  What topics are you passionate about?
oow god allsorts. cars, art, photography, life. people, science, tv, top gear, rugby, cooking everything and anything.
  
  What makes you the happiest?
appreciation,
a gesture, art i create, photo I'
An Absurd Interview with Ayame-KenoshiWelcome to Absurd Interviews: Because why the hell not?

One day while prancing happily over the garden that happens to be the backyard of my imagination, I found a little green worm.
- What's your name? - I asked.
- Hi! My name is Bob. - He said
Then I woke up :c
It was super sad because I wanted to know more about this little worm.
Anyway where were we? Oh yes! the interview. This time, ladies and gentlemen, I give you:
Ayame-Kenoshi
Hi Toby! How are you today?
So great! :la:
So I read the tale of your Foxy Boxy, how is the little box doing these days?
He's actually become quite the handsome young box! They grow up so fast. :happycry:
Things were pretty rough for ol' Boxy and I for awhile. He used to be sat on, shoved around, and mistaken for trash. I'm happy to say that he is finally being recognized as an important part of the deviantART f

Monthly contest winner + InterviewHi everyone
The winner of the monthly contest of june is :iconthecrystalshoe: We asked her a few questions about cosplay and here are her answers.
  
So let's start with the basics and tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Paula and I am from Argentina
How long have you been cosplaying?
I've been cosplaying for two years now.
How did you get into cosplay?
I started collecting figures and attending to conventions, and decided to start making my own costumes of my favorite characters.
What is your favorite cosplay?
My Babydoll costume and my new Harley quinn cosplay !
What is your least favorite cosplay?
My classic Stocking costume I believe
What is your worst cosplay memory? ?
The last time I wore my Babydoll costume, my shoe broke just before the competition !.
Best part of cosplaying?
The making, and the photos !
Art History - Interview with SylwiaTelari:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations: 
As part of Traditional Art History Month I will be interviewing some of the Traditional Art Community, including your lovely TradART Community Volunteers :aww:
:star:
Today it's the lovely STelari, your Community Volunteer for Traditional Art

:iconSylwiaTelari:
Hi STelari, tell us a little about yourself and your style of Art.
I'm a creation addict... and my name is Sylwia (: My personality and interests are clearly visible in what and how I do; a bit twisted, with a creepy shell, sometimes rigid, but I tend to hide a smile in details that require your search.
I'm crazy about trying new things and techniques and what you can see in my dA gallery is just a tip of an iceberg.
What is it that attracts you to Traditional Art?
It's traditional (: Anything I do has a connection to the past and it gives me a chill when I think that some of the techni

Art History - Interview with Mollinda:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations: 
As part of Traditional Art History Month I will be interviewing some of  the Traditional Art Community, including your lovely TradART Community Volunteers :aww:
:star:
Today it's the totally awesome Mollinda, former Traditional Art Community Volunteer, now full time mother, artist and all-round darling.

:iconMollinda:
Hi Mollinda, tell us a little about yourself and your style of Art.
Herro, I'm Molly. I paint, I draw, I photograph... I just love art.
I draw and paint from photographs and from life as I love to make mundane, every day objects and situations into something beautiful (hopefully!) but I also cartoon and doodle monsters and all sorts of ridiculous things.
What is it that attracts you to Traditional Art?
I love that it is tangible, that I can move materials around with my fingers and that there's no ctrl+z.
If you make a mistake, you ma
Demonstrably Deviant: Issue IXAbout
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".
IrrevocableFate: Hug Addict and Bubbly Lit Queen
It is likely impossible not to know Stephany if you've been in the lit community more than a week or two. Her Love dA Lit articles are always appearing in the footer.

All Snapped Up .1 ~ popoks~ An interview of a talented artist in our General Photography Community.
popoks, tell us a bit about yourself! How did you get into photography and why?
Well I'm Bebe,30+ , Female , I really like The Peanuts cartoon and Clint Eastwood, I like DeviantART too.
How do i get into Photography?
When I was little I remember it was always exciting to be in front of the camera as a model. Kids love that and so did I.
I got my first analog in 1989 and I took a lot of pictures of my family and nature. I got my digital camera in 2001 and I only shot portraits no still life whatsoever. In 2006, I saw a friend's DA page where he posted his tattoo art, and thought what's this? This sites so boring...I left.
But then in 2007 I checked DA again and I started to browse through it and I thought not bad, I created my account and uploaded pictures. While still wondering how do people create bokeh, or how do they create such a beautiful picture with beauti


Groups Needing Administration Assistance

:thumb314981612: July voting post + looking for contributorsEdit: Hi guys it seems there are problems viewing submissions in our club inbox. I just found out a handful of submissions have expired that I have not seen show up in the submissions box/log. I am terribly sorry for those who had their submissions expire and hope you will resubmit your photo('s). Even with our busy lives we have never let any submissions expire that we knew off so this is quite odd. We will keep an eye on this and should more photo's expire that we never even saw in our submissions que we will send in a bug report to DA. Again sorry and hopefully it won't happen again.
Hi everyone,
This month we're starting this journal off a little differently. We are currently looking for contributors. We just can't keep up at times due to work and school so it would be nice if we didn't really have to worry about the club at those times. The only things you will be doing is accepting pictures and inviting people so you won't have to make the journals or anything it's really quite s


Contest ~ Challenges & Community Projects

DeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest! About The Contest
Time Frame:
Ended! hosted by KovoWolf
Thank You Everyone!
The contest is currently being judged!! Thank you everyone who participated! They all where amazing and creative!!  
In preparation for the Birthday Shinanigans about to unfold here at DeviantART, we want to ask you, the community to get your crafty scissors, gear up your imagination, and all the materials you can for this contest in preparation for celebrating DeviantART's 12th birthday! What we're asking of you is to make your OWN birthday hat to wear for DeviantART's birthday!
Here are some ideas for you to get started on a birthday hat!

The Judges
:iconastralseed: :icon3wyl: :iconlyricanna: :iconSanguineVamp:
The Rules
Below you will find the rules for the Hat contest!
:bulletred: Please do not submit something you have already created
:bulletred: It must
Quirky Horoscope Contest - Now JudgingThis contest is now closed for submissions.  I'll be cleaning out the category today and contacting my judges to figure out the winners =)  Until then,  you can browse the entries here http://browse.deviantart.com/contests/2012/12birthday/quirky/ (setting it to newest instead of popular works best =))
:bulletgreen:Theme:bulletgreen:
The Western Horoscope is comprised of 12 signs.  In this contest, using any visual media, you have to draw a representation of at least one of the Western Zodiac signs and create a daily horoscope for that sign set for the date of August 7th.
:bulletwhite:The Zodiac Signs
:bulletwhite: An example of daily horoscopes.
There are 4 prizes to be won: most creative/weirdest horoscope and zodiac sign, funniest, best design


Bring Your Type to Life - A Typography ContestIt is time for another Typography contest! The theme of this contest will be…
Bring your Type to Life
This may sound abstract at first, but to keep the theme as open as possible, I choose a rather abstract title. There are many directions in which you can go. You could choose an anthropomorphic direction, where you breathe life into letters and give them human or other animate characteristics. Another route would be to create the letters out of living objects, such as plants or animals.
Which direction you choose, maybe even a third or fourth one, does not matter. What matters is that your letters are brought to life!
What kind of letters you bring to life, words, glyphs or sentences, is 100% up to you. This contest has a more visual approach, so you will not be judged on the creativity of the meaning you choose to give to the letters. However, don't rush it! Even one letter can appear completely different than another. Be wise with the letters, word
Before and After Competition!:bulletpink::bulletyellow::bulletpink:Something AWESOME this way comes!:bulletpink::bulletyellow::bulletpink:
Guess what?!! :excited:
As a final close-out to our Project Educate: Feedback Week, we have one more special treat! :woohoo:
You've critiqued like crazy, and you received some great critiques as well! Awesome job!! But what good are critiques if you don't ever use them? :boogie:
The first ever Feedback Frenzy Contest is nearly to a close. Fellow deviants, it's time to put those critiques into action! :eager:
Welcome to the Before & After Competition, hosted by
FeedbackFrenzy!

[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Pink]What is it?[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Pink]
The Before & After competition is a chance for you to take the critiques you received on an OLD work and put them into action in a NEW work. You are not redoing an old deviation, but rather using what you have learned in a brand new


:thumb303507833: Children's Book Vexel ContestTheme
Do you remember that time when you went to sleep and your parent read you your favourite story?
Imagine that you can go back to those awesome times by creating a cover of your favourite book.
Rules
1. All works MUST be vexels. I will NOT accept any photos, photomaniplations, digital drawings, vectors etc. If you're unsure if your entry is a vexel please follow this link: The New Vexel Definition to find out what vexels are.
2. You can NOT trace/copy an existing cover.
3. You can use your own and/or DA stock, as long as you state in art's comment that photos used as stock were yours and/or made by other deviantArt artist.
4. Don't break any DA rules.
5. You can add title/author/any needed text that can be found on covers, it's all up to you!
6. Please include author's name and book's title in your entry's description. This means it has to be an existing


June Features + Contest AnnouncementHere are the features for May from the gallery of the #Sengoku-Basara-FC as chosen by *Lauzy-Jayne, =Russian-Lullaby, and myself Thumbs are shown in no real order. Please the article to help these artists gain more support

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Contest
Since we have monthly features set up and I have found a way to use skins and what not without being a super group, I think it's past time we had a Sengoku Basara themed CSS for not only the features, but any of the fans to use.  I am willing to do the code, but I figured the art should be open to the fans :la:
Rules
-Finished piece must be resized to 500w X 300h pixels
-Must be your own art
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Icons and Handhelds Contests around dA!Shamelessly stolen the idea from MzzAzn. <3
Need to advertise?
Send me a note with the following information and title it Contest advertisement
Group/Deviant who is hosting the contest:
Theme of the contest:
End date:
Prizes include:
Link to a journal with more information:
:iconabstractarchitecture:
Theme of the contest: Design a new icon for AbstractArchitecture!
End date: July 15th
Prizes include: 1 year sub, 3 month sub and a 1 month sub.  
Link to a journal with more information: http://abstractarchitecture.deviantart.com/journal/Our-Grand-First-Contest-308312947
:iconcommission-share:
Theme of the contest: Design a new icon for Commission-Share!
End date: To be announced.
Prizes include: 150 :points:, features and art.
Link to a journal with more information: http://commission-share.deviantart.com/journal/Commission-Share-New-Icon-Contest-29523708
Creativity is Cool Contest--less than one week!!!The Contest is over!!!! :dance:  Now the judging shall begin!!!!!  :la:
THE THEME
We have decided our theme will be Creativity is Cool
This contest is somewhat different: We will provide you with different stock images: Four of people, four of interior shots, four of outdoor/landscape images and four 'unusual or 'difficult' images. Now your mission is to choose one (or more) of those and get as creative with it as possible!  You can use any part of the stock images in any way you like--so long as it's recognizable as having come from the image.  Imagine all the different possibles!
Here pure skill is not as important- A perfect portrait might get not as much recognition as a really creative piece with the same stock base.
THE STOCK IMAGES
People:

Exterior:

Interior:
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deviantART Seniors Projects, Spotlights, Information & dALove

Weekly Hunt #60Every Friday, there will be a 'Hunt' for either the Most or the Least of something or other. It's a weekly (hopefully) fun activity, open to all, that will get you scouring deviantART for the best possible piece that fits the 'Hunt'.
The person who suggests the best piece will get four of their art pieces featured on our page and, in return, the piece itself will also be featured on dAseniors' front page!
Two suggestions are allowed into this folder!
(It will be automatically approved, so make sure you submit wisely. :meditation:)
Last time, we had the Least...
Expected Guest
The winner is...

Suggested by WeluDixon
Another awesome suggestion was...

Suggested by Miguel-Santos
This week our theme is the...
Most Ancient Item
Happy hunting!!!
:bulletblue: When does it end? Any time next Friday the folder will close, so get your suggestions in befo
The Senior 'Stache | August 4th 2012On behalf of dAseniors, The-Senior-Stache is the base of operations for :points: and News of Senior members, defined as those users who have a ` or a ° as their symbol on deviantART.
This is a news article, posted once every two weeks, choc-a-block full of Senior happenings and initiatives, stunning visual features, an awesome mini-interview and  much, much more!
Even though this is mainly Senior orientated, if you have something you want to promote or are just looking for something generally, senior or not, we invite you all to take a gander.
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:faq106:

:icondAseniors:
Weekly Hunt: Most Ancient
Item

Be in for a chance to be featured!

News
:star: fourteenthstar's Celebrating Devious


Photography Community

Urban &amp; Rural Update!Hey guys, this is itsfrits reporting with an update for the Urban & Rural Photography gallery!
Our official group, Urban-and-Rural, is short on staff! Therefor, we are looking for people to reinforce our team. In a typical week, the Urban-and-Rural staff vote on incoming submissions, ensure they are placed in the right category, and work on writing art feature blogs. If you're interested in helping out, please send a note to Urban-and-Rural entitled "Application" and tell us a little bit about yourself!
Speaking of the Urban-and-Rural group, there have been some delays in revamping the group, largely due to a lack of spare time on my behalf. This has a high priority and the front end should be revamped this weekend! :)
Want to stay updated on Urban & Rural Photography on your favorite social media websites? Now you can! I've started posting the Urban & Rural Photography Daily Deviations to my pages on Twitter
General Photo DD Features #40General Photography Community Volunteers: Kaz-D , 3wyl & IsacGoulart
Daily Deviations from July 15th - July 21st
   
   
   
   
   
  




Moments Like These by PhotographsByBri
Js Handmade Wedding Shoes Collection 2012 by PinkFishGR
The Last Survivor by oskarbakke
Bean Weevil by ForsakenRaptor
Milky Picnic by Siilin
Don't Give Yourself Away by YouAreViolentRed
Rocking Horse and the Baby Dolls by KayleighJune

Photographer of the week: WoW-Sky


WoW-Sky has been here for three years and has a vastly varied gallery! However the still life works and the effort and time that has gone into creating each and every deviation really caught my eye. That's why WoW-Sky has been chosen as this weeks spotlit photographer!
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty TwoPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
" What's the most obscure subject you have been asked to photograph?"
If there is one vital thing that I have learned in my years as an amateur photographer - it's that to diversify and spread yourself amongst as many outlets, ideas and topics as possible is the best way to move forward and become successful. Photography doesn't begin or end with a Wedding. Nor does it start with a fashion shoot that pays you hundreds of pounds. There are so many niches and gaps in between that people overlook as lesser known and inadequate - but that can be one of the strongest rungs on the ladder to success. (See what I did there?) It's coming to the end of a week where I've stretched myself
photographically, more so than usual, and I'm more than happy to share what I have learned in order to help out those who want to step up with their work. Last week I was recruited by an image company as a
photographer documenting ins

People and Portraits Exposed #4 When to use the Miscellaneous People & Portraits Gallery
This week we've put together an article that explores when to use the miscellaneous category within the People & Portraits Gallery . It's a tricky topic, but one that can quite easily be defined in many ways. Here we've got some examples that will hopefully help you understand what does fit in the miscellaneous portraiture gallery.

 
This piece by IsacGoulart is a classic example of when it might be correct to use the miscellaneous category. This work could quite easily fit into a sky scape gallery or indeed water scapes within Animals, Plants and Nature. However in this case, the person in the shot is important and it's what makes this portraiture as well as anything else. But when looking at the sub-categories within the People & Portraits Gallery, there isn't really anything that it completely fits with.
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Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty ThreePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
"Why are YOU reading this?"
-This- little bit of space right up here at the top of the weekly Photography Article is usually filled with a newsworthy topic, or a question. And it nearly always gets ignored!! So many of you look at this article, favourite it and comment on it - but what are you looking at it for? Are you gazing at the images? The news? The links? You're certainly not looking at the paragraph right up here that can sometimes be the juiciest bit of the whole article!! As a reader, you're important. Without your input and without positive stats, this article would dwindle - so it's here for you. Tell me what you want to see...
:bulletblack: More Images
:bulletblack: More discussion
:bulletblack: Bi-weekly instead of weekly
:bulletblack: Something else
Many of you will know of Gimp - and many likely use the editing program which has been considered a freee condensed version of Photoshop. Well G

People &amp; Portraits Exposed #4 People, Portraits & The Olympics
The Olympics 2012 officially opens today in London and with it the knowledge that hundreds of thousands of moments are going to be captured across the next two weeks. Sports Photography can belong in several categories across deviantART and it's often difficult to know precisely which one. And guess what - I've got no real answers for you! My only tip is that you need to keep in mind that sports documentation is more likely to be Photo-Journalism than anything else. Unless your sports shots are posed to be creative, emotive and so on - they don't technically belong in the people and portraits galleries. Utilize Photo-journalism as much as you can over the coming weeks, whether you're at the Olympics or you're shooting some summer sports!









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General Photo DD Features #41General Photography Community Volunteers: Kaz-D , 3wyl & IsacGoulart
Daily Deviations from July 22nd - July 28th








depth of heart by Serend1pity
Feel the Sound by LinsenSchuss
anxiety by beethy
Salvador's breakfast by WildOrchidRaindouble umbrella by globalunion
exercise-book by estellamestella
Rabbit. by irassMakroFotografie
Funny guys. by Vitaly-Sokol
desert vs stars by sultan-alghamdi
Previous Featu


Literature Community

Daily Literature Deviations for July 19th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
Daily Lit Deviations for July 19th, 2012
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.

Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!
:pointr: For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your pi
The Saturday Spotlight for August 4th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
 
Saturday Spotlight for August 4th, 2012
Daily Literature Deviations is proud to feature this special recognition article!
You can show your support by :+fav:ing this News Article. We hope this gives you some insight into
the person behind the art.
Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artist!
 
Artists will be featured in a special

DLD to DD July 27, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
DLD to DD July 27th, 2012
Featuring these Special DLDs is an honor!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.
Every so often a DLD is featured as a Literature Daily Deviation and displayed
on the deviant ART front page. We would like to give special recognition to those
that have received this honor. We would like you to revis
The Saturday Spotlight for July 28th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
 
Saturday Spotlight for July 28th, 2012
Daily Literature Deviations is proud to feature this special recognition article!
You can show your support by :+fav:ing this News Article. We hope this gives you some insight into
the person behind the art.
Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artist!
 
Artists will be featured in a special

New Group Features!Beccalicious and I have been working on plans to turn CRLiterature into a more community-oriented group. We've recently been upgraded to super group status and are making exciting changes! You may notice some of these changes already and others are rolling out right now.
Open Membership
Our first step in making the group interactive was to welcome the community into the group instead of just letting them watching. The membership settings have been changed to automatically accept join requests now. All you have to do is this the "Join Group" button and you're in.
Why join? Well, it comes with free ice cream some new benefits like participating in future contests and utilizing our newest group feature: submitting journals! :eager:
Member-Submitted Journals
Now you can submit your literature community news directly to our journal! We're super excited about this because it al
Literature News July/August 2012Hello all! As you've probably guessed by the title of the journal and the Community Relations journal skin, this is the monthly update from the literature community volunteers. :)
Discussion!
CRLiterature
The staff at CRLit are working hard to continue implementing our exciting changes. We've invited more staff, rolled out a few new features, and encourage you all to take advantage of them. Send us your news, and visit our chatroom!
Chat Events
We held a meet and greet in the CRLiterature chatroom this month and would love to hear feedback on the event. Did you have fun? Were any of your pressing questions answered? How many new buddies did you meet? How awesome would it be to have another social event in August? :la:
Also, are you making use of the new Premium Content Platform? Do you have pl

Daily Literature Deviations for July 16th, 2012                                                                                                                      
Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Grou
Daily Literature Deviations for July 17th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
Daily Lit Deviations for July 17th, 2012
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.

Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!
:pointr: For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your pi

Daily Literature Deviations for July 18th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
Daily Lit Deviations for July 18th, 2012
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.

Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!
:pointr: For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your pi
The Saturday Spotlight for July 21st, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
 
Saturday Spotlight for July 21st, 2012
Daily Literature Deviations is proud to feature this special recognition article!
You can show your support by :+fav:ing this News Article. We hope this gives you some insight into
the person behind the art.
Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artist!
 
Artists will be featured in a special


Street Community

TSF: A &quot;Behind The Subject&quot; FeatureStreet Photography:
Getting behind the subject. Literally!
I honestly cannot imagine a street photographer, amateur or professional,
who hasn't done it - photographed a person from behind, that is.
I know I have. Many times! And I never get tired of it.
So what is it about these particular styles of street photography like, silhouettes, posters, and beggars, that we always keep going back to them?
Do share your thoughts.
In the meantime, here are some great examples of
Getting behind the subject. Literally! for your viewing pleasure:


jour de pluie  by veftenie
*****


Dante Angels  by huseyinturk
*****


camouflage  by hersley
*****
Friday night Street Specials v7.3
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 v7.4
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 lovely summer!
The next Friday night specials will be hopefully delivered on the 24th of August.
:relax:
Street Photography DDs - July 2012About the Street Gallery, Street DDs etc.










Fuel Stop by Miguel-Santos
Innocent coffeecup romance by steppeland
Baustelle by Vesnafe
If you want your suggestion to have
more chances to get featured have a close look here:
http://stamatisgr.deviantart.com/journal/About-the-Street-Gallery-Street-DDs-etc-269802095
FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #18: Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?
FAQ #873:


Emoticon Community

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Photomanipulation Community

Photomanip News and Feature 03 AugustHi everyone,
The status quo in the photomanipulation community is GO! GO! GO! We have been extremely busy with creating, supporting one another, and dreaming up contests and other fun challenges. I have been delayed in reporting our news for personal reasons, so this news article is jam-packed with goodness that you, the photomanipulation community, need to know!
Let's get started!
Calling on Community Leaders
We have a wonderful photomanipulation community here, and I'm really honored to serve you all as your Community Volunteer (CV). I have been trying to post weekly news, conduct interviews and do features, post DDs, organize Project Educate and other community challenges, host critique events, and hold contests that I hope are challenging and interesting. I absolutely love doing all of this, but I am also trying to get a Ph.D. and am going to run into trouble juggling it all in the Fall.
So, I will be asking a few of you who I know well and trust to hel
Go read this now.CLICK: Stock and Resources Policy Clarification
It affects you, too, as photomanipulators.
Work that is made with illegitimate stock can be moved/removed.
This includes premade backgrounds that are not made with legitimate sources!
(For example, people who take stock from stock sites like sxc.hu and redistribute it as premade backgrounds are going against dA policy, and YOU could have your images moved or removed if you use those premades. Be careful with premades and make sure you know where the person providing the premade got the stock for it.)
We'll talk about it.
....more soon. :heart:


deviantART Community Volunteers Projects, Spotlights, Information & dALove

If you care about ART...Hey all! :hug: I'd like to adress something very important for everyone who cares about art and the internet. A lot of help is needed. Please read this and help if you can; it won't take long but it can make a big difference. I'll soon explain what you can do, first I'll explain why your help is needed.
What's the issue?
The .art top level domain will soon be made available. A corporation will be assigned to manage it. That means that, besides .com, .org, .nl, .tv etc. people will also be able to make websites as www.websitename.art. This would mean a great opportunity for artists and art supporters alike to create art portfolios, websites that help artists in some way, etc.
This can bring great improvements to the art world, if managed well.
That is where the potential trouble starts :( About a dozen companies have applied to manage .art. However, most of them are large companies hoping to make big profit. Most of these companies have nothing to do with
UE Updates August 2012General Update
Things have been mostly calm and smooth.  I believe the biggest problem we have had over the past month is an influx in submissions of normal equines.  This is where I stress that our group is a fantasy equine based group and we do not allow such submissions.  Please keep that in mind when submitting to us as we'd prefer it if we wouldn't have to decline so many submissions over something as simple as members submitting content that doesn't belong in the group.  If anyone has any questions or needs clarification on what we will or wont accept, you are always welcome to ask via note or comment to our group and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  
 
Features
Suddenly by Darwem0 Space by Moon-illusion Night Kesla Nangra by ErisLeea :

DD Suggestion Guidelines [PixelArt]Hello everyone c: I've been hearing that people want to know more about what individual CVs look for when they select DDs, aside from the usual 6 months in between DDs type stuff. I think it would be great to discuss some of the things I look for, because I keep getting great suggestions but they don't quite fit the kinds of things I'm looking for, so to help us all out here is what I consider when looking at a piece.
Please keep in mind that these are "personal" opinions and do not reflect the opinions or guidelines of other dA staff or CVs. Most of these are not "absolute" things that a piece must or must not have, it's more an insight into what I think about each piece when deciding.
1. I don't always decide on the spot.
Sometimes it might be weeks or even months before I look back over something and decide I want to feature it for certain. This is partly the reason why I personally don't notify people of whether I will feature their suggestion or not. I also like it to be a
Updated DD Guidelines...Sort ofEdit: Added in a bit on miscats.
I had rather in depth DD guidelines posted for when I looked after Pixel Art and Digital Dolls, and after reading some comments on this journal DDs: Behind the Magic, I decided I should probably post more in depth guidelines for Fan Art, since there appears to be a lot of call for detail.
Admittedly, I am still trying to find my stride with Fan Art.  Pixel Art and Digital Dolls are a bit more technique based galleries (by which I mean there were certain technical aspects, hard-fast rules (hand-laid pixels and no computer generated effects for pixel art and a hard pixel outline for digital dolls, as examples) that had to be present to qualify art for the category) than Fan Art is.  And there are a wider array of styles present within Fan Art, some of which I am not very familiar with.  So it's a bit more trial and error

Updated DD Suggestion GuidelinesWhat with all the buzz about concerning CV's updating their guidelines, and a bunch of other informative journals concerning them, I realized...I've never really gone over my personal preference for daily deviation suggestions, nor have I really outlined my guidelines. I guess now is as good a time as any, right?
For the most part, it's really easy to suggest to me, I like to think. I try to respond to most notes that I receive, and when I don't I encourage you to resend, though spamming me doesn't get anybody anywhere! I recently deleted over 1000 notes, and I'm already back up to 600+. I love that you have an avid suggestion career, folks, but there will always be a delay with that many! <3
Suggesting a Daily Deviation to pullingcandy!
:bulletblack: Daily deviation suggestions to me must be from the Photography > Cosplay and in some cases the Artisan Crafts > Cosplay & Role Playing catagories.
I also accept suggestions from the Photography > Horror & M
dArama: Let's get solution-focusedHello, lovelies!
For months now, there have been whispers of dissatisfaction and discomfort concerning our photomanipulation community. For some of you, it no longer seems like a home. For others, it is becoming ransacked with things that did not belong, like pornography, inflations, decapitations, and celebrity images. With the addition of copyright violations off-site, those whispers have become screams of discontent about dA in general.
I hear you, and as a liaison between dA staff and the community, I am doing my best to ensure your voices are heard.
But, what are YOU doing about it?
YOU are empowered to do a lot, too. For every complaint, for every disgruntled member of our community, there is a solution. And that solution does NOT have to involve leaving dA.
Let's talk about some of those solutions.
Tired of not having a DD?
Suggest your own work. If it is not accepted, ask for a critique and work to learn from it. Even if you do not agree with it, there is surely somet

Fashion Friday #12
Introduction
My goal is to feature amazingly talented Fashion Photographers & Models every Friday!
Featured Deviant
:spotlight-left: Amanda-Diaz :spotlight-right:





In Love by Amanda-Diaz
More in her Gallery
Previous Features
simsalabima |
Chat Tutorial #1 - How to create a chatroom?Ez a tutorial magyar nyelven is olvasható!
So let's get started - Step 1
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:faq287:

The FAQs are quite easy to understand and follow, but sometimes we need a little extra to understand them.
This is the first step to take. Go to the chat page. On the right, you should see the following buttons:
Chat Now! with the fella what drives you to :#devart:, the official channel of deviantART.
Create a Chatroom :la: and this is what we need!I'd recommend you to install the plugins what is needed for being on the chatz! :eager:
You can find a link to the plugin, below the Create Chatroom button on the chat page!
Step 2
If you click on it, a new page should appear what looks like this:
You can add a name here, what will be the name of your chatroom. But please remember:
In order to prevent any misundersta

MURO everywhere on the 12th BDay!Yeah, dA's 12th Birthday is in the corner!
As you may know and I already posted a little blurp about it, on the 7th, dA will turn 12! Still a COPPA case :giggle:
But why am I writing this journal now?
Because I have some fun for you on the 6th and the 7th!
That's right! There will be loads of points and memberships to win!
August 6th
I'll be posting a thread on the 6th in the DrawPLZ Forum.
All the info will be there but I'm not going to spoil the fun! Make sure to warm up your tablets or mouses for this!
This event will last until the end of August 7th so you will have plenty of time to finish the task!
August 7th
In :#communityrelations: @ 11 AM PST (6 PM GMT) there will be a Muro event hosted by me and the amazing KovoWolf!
Also I have amazing news for you!
If you can't or would not like to participate in these, then be sure to check my journals on the 7th because I have some othe
#SixWordStories: Monthly ShowcaseA type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.
In our feature articles, we will be showcasing six word stories submitted to Freestyle folder.
  Shutters. by August-Green Trade by WishingUnderThatStar One thought by V-Oblivion :thumb311314130: :thumb315167642: :thumb312963296: Which Is It Then - SWS by Reichieru-Uchiha Forget by SleepingInTheShadows -Alzheimer- by 8Happiness  past the atmosphere. by laurotica Remorseless by disrhythmic Foreshadowing by MooingMoe Without Title 5 by H34th3n :thumb312664131

Forum Features: Hot!Once again, the CV team is here featuring the works of dA's beloved forumers! :la:
Once per month we'll select one active user in the forums and we'll feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity to everybody to get featured! Every month, we'll create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a different theme. This thread will be made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs from your gallery matching the theme and, at the end of the month, we'll select our favorite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article :)
The best thing is that the only requirement is that you're an active member of the forums!
Featured Forumer of the Month: creyk.
selected by alexandrasalas
"A nice po


deviantART Spotlight (Collection of HQ News, Sta.sh updates, Community Operations)

Site Update: Gallery Subfolders, SignaturesIn 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.
What's New
New Premium Member Feature: Gallery Subfolders

One of the most requested features we've gotten on Site Updates in the past is the ability to add subfolders within your gallery. As of today, the wait is over! Subfolder capability has been added to the member gallery for Premium Members. This allows users to create folders within a folder, for more specific organization and overall tidiness.
Try the new subfolders feature by upgrading to a Premiu
The Age of Discernment


:icontechgnotic: Aug 1, 2012 by techgnotic
With great access comes the great responsibility of discernment.
→ This article was inspired by the conversation in the comments generated from last week’s Suggestivism article.
As we traverse the final phases of maximum raw information accumulation, potentially equipping us for jacking in to the promise of the Singularity, the contents of many lifetimes’ worth of knowledge, art, education, and history are now at our fingertips. More and more Universities, libraries and arts institutions have swung open their digital doors and granted access to their lectures, courses and curricula free of charge to anyone in the world with a connection to the web. Access to education is fundamentally shifting our society towards

Pimps and Whoas - August 1, 2012Pimps
Official dA News
:bulletpurple: Upgrades to Quarterly Check Payments
:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - August 2012
:bulletpurple: We need your Opinions about the Artisan Crafts Galleries!
:bulletpurple: Suggestivism
:bulletpurple: Stock and Resources Policy Clarification
:bulletpurple:
Upgrades to Quarterly Check PaymentsAfter receiving a great deal of feedback, we're excited to announce an upgrade to the My Earnings quarterly check payment system! Instead of waiting until the end of a quarter for deviantART to process your check, you can now request a check whenever you'd like! For example, if you made some big sales after submitting a new Print, you can request a check to be mailed to you right away instead waiting until the quarter ends.
As long as you have at least $20 worth of earnings in your available balance, you can log in to your My Earnings page, click "Withdraw by Check," fill out your information and the amount you'd like to request, and then

Comic-con: The RecoveryI'm not sure I even know where to begin! This was my first attendance to San Diego Comic-con, so there's been a lot of nerdrage build up leading up to it and I have to say, it didn't disappoint me!
We arrived in San Diego on Tuesday July 10th by train which was another first for me as I've never ridden Amtrak.  It was late when we got there so we checked in, got some food and much needed sleep.  Wednesday was an early morning to pick up badges, get people sorted out and our booth ready for Preview night.  damphyr, renonevada and I headed to Dick's Last Resort to get some much needed food.  First, the wait staff insult you and give you a bib as you can see:

but then they serve up delicious food! The experience was pretty hilarious, I then needed a nap to recover from the jet lag and lack of sleep the night before in order to b
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in Spanish


DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
We need your help!
We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyo

Coming Soon! Free Premium Membership Day!As some of you may know, deviantART will be celebrating our 12th birthday on August 7, 2012 — a mere two weeks away! While we're busily building surprises and creating community-centered activities, we wanted to give you a little sneak peak into what we’ve got planned for the big day. First and foremost...

We’re bringing back Free Premium Membership Day!
Our first ever Free Premium Membership Day last January was a huge success, and to this day, we’ve heard pleas to have this event happen once again. Prepare to have your dreams come true!

On August 7, 2012, all members of deviantART will have access to Premium Membership features.
For an entire 24 hours, starting at midnight and ending at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time, you’ll be able to enjoy the perks of a Premium
Comic-Con: Day 4On Sunday, the 4th and final day of San Diego Comic-Con, we were able to keep the love flowing to show the artists and art enthusiasts who came by our booth just how much they meant to us.
The last day of Comic-Con is always bittersweet. The air buzzes with positivity, inspiration, and camaraderie, but in the back of your mind, you know it may be another year before you see some of these friends, old and new. Sure, we always have the Internet, but there's something special about meeting in real life that can’t compare to flipping through a portfolio of sketches, laughing out loud with your peers, and supporting artists’ hard work right then and there.
There was rarely a moment when one of our seven kiosks wasn’t occupied by an artist. Young or old, newbie or professional, digital or traditional, the chance to sit down and create art was difficult to pass up with inspiration coming from every direction.

A view from the deviantART

Site Update: Rolled Fine Art Paper PrintsIn 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.
What's New
Announcing Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints

Starting immediately, deviantART is upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints to a more professional grade print process. The new and improved product will now ship with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) bright-white border ready to be hanged or framed! This change will not affect the way in which we currently provide Photo Prints, Canvas, or Frame Art Prints.
Read More
Change Log
Extra characters were appearing
SuggestivismSuggestivism
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: Jul 26, 2012 by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.




"Suggestivist" a

Site Update: Refunds, Sneak Peek of More Like ThisIn 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.
What's New
Request Refunds for Premium Content

DeviantART's Premium Content Platform, which provides the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings, now gives buyers the ability to request refunds. If a member purchases a download from a seller and they are unhappy with the purchase, they may request a refund. The seller can then approve or deny the refund.
Everyone makes mistakes — it's
Stock and Resources: Policy ClarificationThe Stock and Resources community is an integral part of deviantART, both for having an active community of its own as well as providing high quality stock to all deviants. 
As this community has grown so much over the years, so has the amount of invalid stock and resources that have been provided by some deviants. The Stock and Resources community feels like this reflects negatively on them, the volunteers have a hard time trying to teach people about valid stock and how to use it correctly, and it gives an appearance that deviantART Staff tolerate so-called “art theft” or copyright infringement.
In this article our aim is to reinforce our policies regarding stock and stock use and clear up some misconceptions.
Stock and Resource submissions to deviantART:
What are Invalid Stock and Resources?
In short, invalid stock or resources are anything which you do not have full permission to upload. This incl

Stock Providers! We have been listening! &lt;3Your concerns about the state of our gallery...
Are the things that concern us all, I hope with the updates and clarifications to our FAQ specific to stock and resources, plus an official reminder of the stock and resources policies here --->

Will help to refute the rumours going around that staff and volunteers don't care about the "non-stock" being posted in our gallery.
I am here to tell you with absolute certainty that we DO care A LOT!!!!! Getting things like this into action to start resolving some of the far reaching issues we face as an integral part of the wider DA community takes time, but still doesn't mean your concerns are being ignored.
We will be working very VERY VERY hard to make a significant impact on the huge amount of "celeb stock" and "renders" (that aren't actually renders :roll: ) and all the other "stuff" thats being submitted to stock and resources.
Its not going to get better over night.
FAQ Revamp UnderwayHey deviants!! :wave:
The Help Desk team myself ewm, Ikue, and Thunderstatement have been super busy making sure that all of your General Inquiries and Bug Reports get handled as soon as possible. Our current initial response time is no more than 48 hours this week! We are super pleased to announce that we’ve been doing a lot more than handling tickets lately. We are doing some serious business FAQ Revamping to make sure all FAQs are completely up to date and easy to understand. We are also merging similar FAQs to reduce redundancy to keep the overall FAQ amounts low to ensure it’s easier to find the information you are looking for.
We started the FAQ Revamp last week and we’ve already covered a little over 100 FAQs!! The following FAQ sections are ones we have already tackled or are currently in the process of tackling.
deviantART>About deviantART
deviantART>Browsing & Comments
deviantART>Deviation & Scraps
deviantART>My Account
Grou

FAQ Revamp Project Update pt2Hi deviants!!!!
Another update from the Help Desk Team about the FAQ Revamp :D We started with a total of 302 FAQs not including Retail and Copyright & Etiquette related FAQs. So far in the past 2 weeks we have reviewed 218 and have 84 left to review. It may seem like only a small bit left to go but we still have a lot more planned.
The following sections are ones we have reviewed this week completely/partially:
deviantART>Guides (removed out of date FAQ 602 and moved FAQ 90 to deviantART>My Account>Your Profile Page) this section has been eliminated
deviantART>Help Desk & FAQ
deviantaRT>Problem & Errors
deviantART>Search
deviantART>Sta.sh
We've been making a list and checking it twice to make sure FAQs that could be greatly benefited from Screenshots are noted down. Some FAQs have already been improved by fancy new screenshots done by Ikue We'd love to hear from you all if there are certain FAQs you believe could be benefited from Screenshots. Ple
Charity: Water Starts the Process for the Well!I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in the charity: water project I wrote about in February of this year. Whether you were able to actively donate to, read up on, or help spread the word about this honorable cause, I genuinely felt touched by the actions of every person who took the time to participate.
I got so many inspiring and heart-warming Notes from deviants far and wide -- from those who had just donated to those who had no means to donate monetarily but who happily spread the word to others. Many even selflessly pledged their own birthdays, asking for donations to this great cause in lieu of gifts. In a world where a lot of the news headlines are depressing and bleak, my faith in the power of good and caring was restored by the deviantART community.
Some say that one should participate in charity for charity's sake, and I fully believe this.


deviantART Community Relations

deviantART Related CR Update: July 2012Hello! Welcome to the Community Relations update for the deviantART Related gallery of July! :happybounce: This article serves as a monthly collection of news and is a way to keep you updated within the deviantART Related gallery!
The dA Related Community News
dA Related news submitted by bradleysays:
A Week in dA Related - #50, #051, #052 and #053DD Suggestion Guidelines (Revised July 18th)
Pimps and Whoas - July 19, 2012Pimps
Official dA News
:bulletpurple: Premium Content Platform
:bulletpurple: Site Update Bug Fixes and Feedback Discussion
:bulletpurple: Site Update Premium Content Platform
:bulletpurple: Comic Con - Day 4 (previous three days linked at the bottom of the journal entry for Day 4)
:bulletpurple: DT 2012 - Baguette meet at Breadlands
:bulletpurple:

Daily Deviations: Behind the MagicHello all,
some of you may already be aware that a group of us CVs have gotten together and are planing a Daily Deviation projecteducate week in mid August.  The thought was that there is often so much negativity surrounding DDs and we'd like to help educate the community as best as we can to help settle some of the hurt feelings etc.  This is where we need your input!  
Have your voice heard
This is your chance to have your voice heard.  We want to know what it is that you want us to talk about during DD PE week.  What do you want to know in regards to DDs?  What do you feel the community will benefit from knowing about?  Any and all input is welcome, the more the merrier!  
In conclusion
Your feedback will help shape DD PE week as we will take into consideration all comments left for us and do our best to address your questions/problems/concerns, or anything else you
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!
We're looking for game players to come and join in our deviantART Birthday Event! In just a short while  3wyl and myself are hosting an interpretation of a British game show called Pointless. The idea of the game is that you  have to guess the least popular answer to a multiple answers question. You will be awarded points accordingly, those with the most points will win - but you will have used pointless answers to get there!
 We'll have pre-judged the least popular and most popular answers by asking a panel of CVs beforehand for their responses. Want an example?
Name a Film Starring Tom Cruise
 
Okay so Mission Impossible is a really high answer and if you said that one, you'd get lots of points. Which isn't good! If you said Rain Man - you'd possibly be getting less points. But if you said something like Endless Love or Taps, then you'd be hitting on an answer tha


deviantART Prints Community

Upgrades to Quarterly Check PaymentsAfter receiving a great deal of feedback, we're excited to announce an upgrade to the My Earnings quarterly check payment system! Instead of waiting until the end of a quarter for deviantART to process your check, you can now request a check whenever you'd like! For example, if you made some big sales after submitting a new Print, you can request a check to be mailed to you right away instead waiting until the quarter ends.
As long as you have at least $20 worth of earnings in your available balance, you can log in to your My Earnings page, click "Withdraw by Check," fill out your information and the amount you'd like to request, and then
Announcing Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints!Prints Shop
Fine Art Prints
Wrapped Canvas
Photos Prints
Art Gifts


Starting immediately, deviantART is upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints to a more professional grade print process. The new and improved product will now ship with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) bright-white border ready to be hung or framed! This change will not affect the way in which we currently provide Photo Prints, Canvas, or Frame Art Prints.
Bright-white, ultrasmooth, 100% cotton rag paper
Matte finish
Acid- and lignin-free archival process
Advanced digital drying process in order to guarantee vibrance
Prints c


deviantART Project Educate

Project Educate Continues! Project Educate Continues!!!
projecteducate is a group and all updates from individuals during their weeks listed below will be posted over there! So be sure to join or watch for the full updates! If you want to partake in Community Week by writing an article then just note the group with your ideas!
How it Works
projecteducate started with purely CV run weeks. Those were weeks focusing on a specific art form brought to you by your lovely Community Volunteers. As well as these epic seven days of awesome, we've now introduced two more themes which run on a bi-monthly basis. Those are Community Weeks, which include articles from members of the dA community - and Artist Toolbox Weeks which include a mixture of articles focusing purely on the 'tools' of the trade. If you're interested in either please note projecteducate!
Project Educate - The Schedule of Weeks!
June 9th - June 15th
Traditio
Project Educate - Stereoscopy Week Overview!Stereoscopy Week - Final Day!
Make sure you check out our brand new chatroom, StereoChat!
July 30 to August 5 is Project Educate: Stereoscopy Week!
Monday, July 30: Introduction to Stereoscopy
:bulletblue: What is Stereoscopy?
:bulletblue: How to view Stereo Images
:bulletblue: Stereoscopy on DeviantArt
:bulletblue: Autostereogram Contest - See in 3D without glasses!
Tuesday, July 31: Let's make it Stereo 3D!
:bulletblue: How to take a stereo Photo
:bulletblue: How to make a Stereogram
:bulletblue: The Stereoscopy Contest - Make an image stereoscopic!
Wednesday, August 1: An In-Depth look!
:bulletbl

PE Architecture: Perspective
Architecture Photography Basics: Perspective

Taking photographs is basically capturing a 3-dimensional space in two dimensions. The main principle governing this transformation is the principle of perspective, which represents the effect of a subject's space and depth in a 2-dimensional plane. The perspective effect in a photo is determined by the position it is taken from and the direction the camera is pointing. In other words, you can only change the perspective within an image by changing your standpoint. 

'Godspeed' by Sigurd-Quast
Vanishing points play an important role in the portrayal of architectural forms. If parallel lines in 3-dimensional space extend into the distance, a photographic image will represent them as intersecting on a defined vanishing point. If you point your camera directly at the horizon, all vertical lines within the fram will actually appear vertical in your image. This is an
PE Architecture: Staircases
Architecture Photography Trends:  Staircases

The staircase is one of the most vital parts of a multi-story construction. The first step in the design of such a building is to find the perfect position of the staircase, the rest of the project would result from this as spaces will find their place around it. 
Architecture photographers love staircases just as much as they give opportunities for stunning images with very intriguing visual effects. Check out these wonderful examples of staircases in Architecture Photography gallery!

'Stairs of Art' by Nightline

'05 blue' by gnato

'y h' by gnato

'y star.' by :devgnato'

'Life is Golden' by Matthias-Haker

'Rise 02' by Nightline

'rise and come down' by ChristineAmat

'stair confusion' by kraftseins
:bigthumb2

PE Architecture: It's a Wrap!
Architecture Photography: It's a Wrap!

The projecteducate Architecture Photography week is now over! I would like to thank everyone who participated, the interviewed people that kindly accepted to answer my questions, as well as everybody else, who left comments, added the articles to their favorites and those who participated at the Critique Event on Wednesday! All your support was greatly appreciated! :heart:
I hope this week was indeed educational! :w00t: I wanted to feature some more Architecture Photography Basics and Trends, but some technical difficulties have gotten in my way, so feel free to watch my personal Journals, because I might continue submitting them outside the projecteducate week, as well as a few other kinds of articles. 
And now I leave you with a summary of everything that has been submitted this week! 
Monday:bulletpink:

Project Educate - AN - Shot of Color ChallengeFor Project Educate Art Nude week this year, we're going to do a short challenge/contest.  Your goal is to take an art nude image that uses color as a main feature.   
Dates:
Starts: Now! (July 16th, 2012)
Ends: Saturday, July 21st, 2012, 12:00pm PST
How to enter
This is open to any new, or existing deviations. Sorry, this contest is only open to photography submissions. Submit your entry to deviantART in Photography - People & Portraits – Artistic Nude portraits and submit it to the “Shot of Color” gallery at projecteducate.  One entry per person!
Due to the nature of this contest you must be 18 or older to enter.
Also, please follow all of dA's rules and policies regarding Mature Content, found here
There will b







Project Educate: Looking for Deviants!Hi!
Just a quick journal to say that we're looking for deviants from the community who would be up for participating in a September Community Week . Last few of these have been incredibly successful with community members writing educational and informative articles through our projecteducate group, featuring other artists, exposing underappreciated artists, giving tutorials on deviantART features and functions and holding contests. Send me a note if you'd like to do any or all of the above!
:heart:
2012 commissions 2013 COMMISSION INFO:

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2012- COMMISSIONERS LIST
1. UnseenVision || paid || fullbody -soft || finished Jan 6th
2. Major-Link || free || fullbody -cell || finished Jan 7th
3. Pronon1990 || paid || fullbody-cell x2 || finished Jan 9th
4. KIxFE-4eva || paid || Pokemon || finished Jan 10th
5. Crash-the-Megaraptor || paid || kneesup -soft || finished Jan11th
6. ZeFrenchM || paid || fullbody-cell || finished Jan 19th
7. Jadesca || paid || chibi || finished Jan 12th
8. ohemgeetragictwist || paid || fullbody cell || finished Jan 12th
9. Jadesca || paid || animal || finished Jan 21st
10. quamp || free || fullbody cell || finished Jan 22nd
11. ZeFrenchM || paid || fullbody-cell || finished Jan 24th
12. shnoogums5060 || paid || fullbody cell || finished Feb 20th
13. Chronophontes || paid || kneesup soft 2v


deviantART Art History

Art History - Interview with SamuelRaffa:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations: 
As part of Traditional Art History Month I will be interviewing some of  the Traditional Art Community, including your lovely TradART Community Volunteers :aww:
:star:
Today it's the surreal SRaffa, your Community Volunteer for Traditional Art

:iconSamuelRaffa:
Hi SRaffa, tell us a little about yourself and your style of Art.
I grew up loving comic books and album covers, and that's the art that's had the biggest influence on me. I went to art school, and pursued work as an illustrator as soon as I graduated; I didn't start doing personal work for myself until eight years after I graduated, and I'm still doing that. My style of art is largely about trying to visualize psychological and spiritual states in a way that makes them emotionally compelling.
What is it that attracts you to Traditional Art?
I work digitally in my job as a graphic
Art History: John William Waterhouse:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations:
A man of some mystery John William Waterhouse, most affectionately known throughout his lifetime as 'Nino" was born in Rome to his English parents William and Isabella during the wonder years of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood who set the art world alight.
It was his Italian beginnings that first influenced his artistic style as a young man first at school in Leeds, then later at his fathers studio in London where he entered the coveted Royal Academy of Arts at the age of 21, not as a painter; but as a sculptor.  Six months later his probationary term ended and he was fully enrolled as a student leading to his first painting exhibits.
"Undine" 1872, oil on canvas and  "Gone but not Forgotten" 1873, oil on canvas - shows Wa

Traditional Tuesdays #34Howdy peeps? Welcome to the edition 34 of Traditional Tuesdays . This week, like all  of the other weeks, I'll be featuring fifteen works of art from the Traditional Gallery. Any more than that might and you might loss interest or it could cause your monitor to fail in an explosion of awesomeness.  I would feel guilty if that were to happen, so I'm keeping it at fifteen! The Traditional gallery is a vast storeroom of work that covers many mediums and genres. I've tried to show a good mix of artwork, but I don't have room for them all. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
**WARNING: Viewing these works of art may cause giddiness, elevated heart rates, and happiness in the pants(which could lead to blindness)! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!**



Surrealism on DeviantArtA small introduction:
Surrealism was an artistic movement, founded in Paris 1924 by André Breton. Dedicated to expressing the imagination as revealed in dreams – it's when artists create dreamlike paintings filled with familiar objects that have been changed in a weird way that you would not see in reality.
Features:





Sophia by anotherwandererAmnesia. by Cigaroh
Below the Rust by zancanI Need a Man to Love by alkor12
Modliszki by Yaro42Parthenogenesis by anubis
the fools rule the world new by gyurkafumes of greatness by danielramosruiz
dreams by dante-mkno title by grazapp

Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical DrawingsIf getting your gear together and heading out for an evening of life drawing sounds like more trouble than it's worth, consider what Leonardo da Vinci endured for the sake of educating his own singular vision.
Rumors of da Vinci resorting to grave robbery persist to this day, but the truth is that he was allowed to dissect and study corpses at the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.
Leonardo da Vinci's studies of the human skull in 1489 borrowed three-dimensional drawing techniques from architecture that had never been seen applied to anatomical studies before. A new technical vocabulary for anatomical drawings was created and da Vinci's sketches in plan, section, elevation, and perspective marked a massive progression in how the body was documented.
 

Criticized for his undertaking, Leonardo passionately defended the purpos
Cave Paintings: The Birth of IllustrationCave paintings are the root of traditional illustration, one the earliest of which has been in recent news, a 'faint red dot' dated to more than 40,000 years ago. These were discovered in 11 caves in Spain, and results show that they are at least 15,000 years older than we first thought. It raises many questions; What are they trying to say? Who made it? Is it symbolic? Who was it made for?
No matter what the answers are, illustration is a means for people to convey information, a means of visual communication. The purpose of these cave paintings are unknown, and we can only speculate as to their actual purpose. A time well before printing press, but the value of visual communication has lasted through the ages. One thing that is for sure is it was some sort of communication via visual aids, they had a purpose and had something to say.
 

Design is intelligence made visible.                      


Printing: From the Far East to the Printing PressIllustrations have been hand drawn for many centuries. But as the demand for the distribution of illustration and text increased, people developed printing techniques, and over time this would turn into what we now know as the printing press, the mass production of illustration and text.
Let us take a look at the Far East first, in particular China and Japan where print has been traditionally used as early as the 7th century. The Chinese have been using woodblock printing since the Tang Dynasty (7th Century). This method of printing quickly spread to other East Asian countries, including Japan. The earliest complete survival of a dated printed book is the Diamond Sutra (Buddhist text). This of course ties into one of the most famous Chinese inventions, paper!

"It was the Chinese who really discovered the means of communication that was to dominate until our age."


A. Hyatt Mayor

Wood block printing was used in the production of books such as
Graphics Month - August:iconcommunityrelations: :iconarthistoryproject:






From Traditional to Graphic

So July was the month of Traditional Art. We saw work on Illustration, Dali and Surrealism, John Blake, Giger and much more.
For the full Archive  please check out our Traditional Gallery here.
August is now our Graphics Month. This is a culmination of mediums, including - Comics & Cartoons, Anthro, Fan Art and Anime/Manga
Without much ado, here are your Community Volunteers for these Galleries...
 
:iconkit-y:
kit-y -

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Parts of &quot;Brave&quot; I worked onMany people have asked what parts of the film "Brave" I worked on so I figured it might be best just to post a journal entry about it. Warning... if you have not seen the film there might be some spoilers in this.
My role on the film was "Master Lighting Artist" but my general role is "LIghting Technical Director". Don't let the word "director" confuse you. I am not the head of lighting, it's just a term for every Lighting Artist that means our job tends to be technical and most of the "directing" I'm doing is kicking computers to get them to do what I want. For those who do not know what "lighting" means on a 3D animated film let me give a quick description. Pixar movies are not hand drawn like traditional animation. They more closely resemble stop motion film where a physical 3 dimensional puppet is made, a set is built, real lights are put in place and then an animator moves the puppet slightly then takes a picture, moves it again and takes another picture, until you have a whole "s


DD Roundup

July Pinup &amp; Glamour DDsPinup & Glamour Daily Deviations from July 2012
Contains some Mature Content

 
Mini by B0NDART Corrupted Eden by Cassiasparkle
Flawless Heart by eonelPhotography  cherries 2 by KarenMurdock
Riae 2 by skyzzotattoo Hotel Noir by DashaMari Apricot Candy by Hollinger
BabyTeaLvs.BabyPink by GretelMaCabre Spirit of the great city :6 by taphosarts Darling by MissJamieBrown :thumb299284387:
notwhatiexpected1 by josephhaubert Monochrome Ink by PolarExtremesStudio Nicole 08 by cheristudios Black and White by SolveigParks
 Peaches by kaspod  0042 by tristan69
Silent gaze by ONE-Photographie
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DD Suggestions
You can suggest anything to me, as long as:
:bulletpink:  The deviation is Photography > in Glamour  or Pinup  
:bulletpink: The artist hasn't receive
Literature DD Roundup - July 2012 July Literature Daily Deviations
Featured by Beccalicious
Drive by DodgingTheBeatBreathe by FerociousFruitThe Siren by QuiEstInLiteris4.27: Sophia by LaBruyereThe Silo Complex by lauroticaLion Heart by Concora:thumb279641022:
Featured by thorns
Romeo by kittykittyhunterInhuman Resources: Chapter 1 by DamonWakes:thumb305128584:a picture of a plane. by colbalt-rainbeta physics by sachalkhanProfessional Eulogist by ThermadorianGrey:thumb284475880:50 Berkeley Square by DorianHarperFine, Fine, Fine by kaleidofishFall by neurotype:thumb297319092:Girl, Fifteen, To A Lover She'll Never Meet by angel-in-piecesGreen fireflies. by theshadowkissedgirl* by L0NE-W0lfFireating. by dweckieMagnetism by MMDanielsonThe Monster Inside by Jaybird101
Our wonderful suggestors!
Again many thanks to EVERYONE who suggested DDs, but here are those whose suggested pieces were featured this month!
Nichrysalis, LiliWrites, TheSkaBoss, UnspecifiedUnknown, :devV

Fan Art DD Summary - July 2012Another month passes and it's time to review the Fan Art and Fan Fic Daily Deviations featured during the past 31 days. Without further ado, let's have a look at them. 
TheCreativeJenn's picks

Noel Kreiss by AerisGainsley
Noel Kreiss by ~AerisGainsley 
(Featured by TheCreativeJenn)

Scorpion by flavioluccisano
Scorpion by ~flavioluccisano 
(Featured by TheCreativeJenn)
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General Photography Daily Deviations for July 2012 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 ship by PYFF
 .From Ashes.IV. by Psychosomaticc
 Ballerina by Laura-Ferreira
 Meet the sea by iTaylie
 Milky Picnic by Siilin
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 Rocking Horse and the Baby Dolls by KayleighJune
 .... by IlonaShevchishina
 On the book by bwoman2008
 Karbala 6 by alialnasser
 Vitamin A by Attila-Le-Ain
 konchilis' sni by Eliara
 Yogurt with berries by LilyBrilliant
 Rainbow hearts ... by aoao2
 Never gonna leave this bed. by Gingershots
 Diamond Jubilee Cupcakes by Slairea
 5/365 - Make Believe by xChristina27x
 Ceci n'est pas une pipe. by Tooga
 B II by mniami
 Splash! by StopScreamGraphy
 Monday by colpewole

Anthro DD Roundup July 2012Daily Deviation Round Up June 2012
Anthro Community! How are you? Good I do hope. So July has already FLOWN by! Wow, can you believe it? Anything exciting going on?
I am working on finalizing some of my ideas for the Anthro Community, so expect that shortly!
The very best,
KovoWolf
Anthro Community Volunteer
Daily Deviations for July 2012
Thank you everyone for your suggestions! Please keep them coming! Note; Don't be afraid to suggest yourself!

outlaw by Noir-x
(Featured by KovoWolf)

Caravan of Fortune by Ashalind
(Featured by KovoWolf)

Sandra Woo Puzzle no 6 Prize winner by froggiechan
(Featured by KovoWolf)

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July DDSDD I featured in the month of July, ether picked by me or suggest by members of Deviant Art  
Fairy Cabinet by seeartnowPeacock Paradise - Stumpwork by MasonBeeAlchemist by Kloor-a-KawnDragon Egg Dice Holder- Any Color by NamingwayGreen Dragon Cake by The-EvIl-Planktonflying curdle worm by beatblackUnicorn Gundam Cosplay by CliveleeMy Majestic Beast for Herlinde by LegrandzillaThe Lady with a Sword by MuraluScissors Crown_Cheshire cat by SoranoSuzuneed a bigger workshop 1 by BushitakaFOR SALE - Helaku by MagwenoShiva Sisters from Final Fantasy XIII by NikitaCosplayWar - Darksiders by Shoko-CosplaySushi by KiilaniMiniature Summer Picnic by Bon-AppetEatsDance the Macabre by fit51391Wistaria by mokkofNecklace and earings "Persia" by 3zolushkaSteampunk Winged Heart Necklace Pendant by popnicuteSweeney Todd fimo by NobuHappySpooky

July Artisan Crafts DD RoundupThe "Try Something New" Challenge is over :la: winners will be announced soon. We received lots of really awesome entries, you can see them all here: http://projecteducate.deviantart.com/gallery/38009373We're looking for the community's input about the Culinary Arts gallery and a possible renovation, new galleries, and such. Please give us your opinion here: http://fav.me/d58v86zWe are also trying to update the description of the Artisan Crafts galleries and make them easier to understand, please see what it is about here: http://fav.me/d58lnsiCommunity Week at projecteducate is starting soon! It's a great opportunity to share your expertise with the community, more information here: http://fav.me/d57wlfa
I'm looking into representing the most obscure, under-recognized and emerging Artisan Crafts, so if you think that any gallery is not being properly represented please send me a note with your observations and DD suggestions!I'm looking for DDs about glass work, stone work, baske
Body Art DD Recap, July 2012I've got to wrap this month up early because I am off to Pennsic until Aug 10th :D
It is a much welcomed vacation.





Body Art projecteducate Recap!
With Interviews! http://jzino.deviantart.com/journal/Body-Art-PE-Recap-amp-Interviews-283609403
Body Art History Entries
Ancient http://jzino.deviantart.com/journal/Body-Art-History-1-3-Ancient-279483099
Middle Ages http://jzino.deviantart.com/journal/Body-Art-History-2-3-Middle-Ages-279693309
Modern Day http://jzino.deviantart.com/journal/Body-Art-History-3-3-Modern-Day-279879802
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qazak Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic compilation of newsy bits and other stuff! Love this journal :D
Just wondering why in the commission section my info is missing, its usually always there, so I assumed it would be this time too....hope I didnt miss something.
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello,

I don't know why your commission info was missing. However, I have added thumb/link back into this article and will make sure that the thumb/link is within our admin collection for this coming Friday's editions also.

Thank you so much for pointing out that your commission information was missing from this article, I truly apologize for the inconvenience.

Jo
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qazak Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Jo,
Thanks a bunch for the fast reply and action :) Its no problem at all I just thought I might have missed a poll here or there, but really thanks a lot again :aww:
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi,

You are very welcome and if you make a journal or update your commission information be sure to let #DevNews know via note so we can keep your commission information up to date :)
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qazak Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks again and I will definitely keep that in mind :iconplzleztighthug:
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Princess-Toast Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I thought I broke dA. Good, I didn't. XD
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:no: :giggle: dA will live forever :nuu:
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