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What's Going On??This article series aims to answer that question for you. Here's some going ons from the deviantART community! Contests to participate in, causes to support, art and art features to enjoy.
Remember, you can always note me if you want help running your own Community Project! I can also help you by featuring your project, or the winners when you announce them.
This Friday is Spirit Day! The world goes purple in support of the fight against sexuality related bullying.
More information and how to participate:
Spirit Day 2012
Spirit Day is Coming
What's Going On??This article series aims to answer that question for you. Here's some going ons from the deviantART community! Contests to participate in, causes to support, art and art features to enjoy!
Remember, you can always note me if you want help running your own Community Project, and/or if you'd like me to feature your project, or the winners
Challenge yourself to improve as an artist with Project: Improvement for the Better
^Aeirmid wants to do the best job she possibly can as a volunteer - check the many ways in you can help her.
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Points - Get Some, Give Some Welcome to this special issue of What's Going On?? focussing specifically on events related to deviantART Points! There are some wonderful causes to donate points to! And if you don't have any points to donate, this issue will help you with that too
(Also see: :faq234
You can support all of these good causes by donating points!
Warm Winter Project - help 50 homeless people survive the winter
Artists in the Making Project - help Volunteer Eco Students Abroad buy t-shirts for South-African children in need
Comment Contest!EDIT: Winners Announced! This contest is no longer open.
So I reported a day or two ago that I had hit a milestone of comments. In celebration, I bring you a fun contest!
How to win?
Without spamming, make more comments within a week than any other participants! I will be keeping track of your comments and see who made the most.
How to participate?
Fave this journal. This will help spread the word and provide me with an easy way to keep track of all participants.
I will then confirm your participation. I need to do this manually, sorry! It'll only take roughly 8 hours at most, then I'll let you know you can get started
Spirit DaySpirit Day is coming! On Friday 19th October, the world goes purple in support of the fight against sexuality related bullying. `NicBelroque already posted a great article about Spirit Day and how you can participate
There is also a category specially for Spirit Day related deviations, in Community Projects > Awareness. You can already submit to the Spirit Day 2012 category - so collect your favourite art tools and show your support
Thanks to the groups shown to the right for requesting to submit this journal
Dictionary Entries: 30Welcome to another week (or two) full of life on deviantART! Here's #dA-Dictionary again with a new roundup about all that's happened around deviantART. We started with around 300 messages in our collecting inbox, please enjoy our selection
Have a look if this blog site is using your work.
$makepictures discusses copyright law, and Fair Use in particular, in the case of Shepard Fairey.
On a similar note, %hq discusses Fan Art Law.
%printscommunity ask How do you choose what Prints to feature in your Shop?
All Beta Test
Forum Features - DifferenceOnce again, the CV team is here featuring the works of dA's beloved forumers!
Once per month we'll select one active user in the +forum 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: =nelchee
selected by :dev
Run your own Community Project!Edit: I am no longer looking after Community Projects. For now please contact $Moonbeam13 instead. If you're interested in this position, see A New Community Volunteer Vacancy
Did you know that everyone on deviantART can organise a project? Some examples of current projects can be found here. Do you want to raise awareness for a cause? Start a contest or group? Make people participate in something fun and artistic? Make it happen!
Now, you can do this all on your own - but the dA staff and volunteers are here to help you with it, too This is a major part of my role as Volunteer for Community Projects, in particular. So if you would like some help, please send me, $namenotrequired, a note!
Not sure how to organise it? Want some more exposure f
Photography Weekly: Edition Forty SixPhotography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedD
"Does Equipment Matter?"
One of the more recent articles on the topic of photography explores how an instagram photograph taken during Hurricane Sandy has been selected to be used on the cover of Time Magazine. Perhaps quite fittingly, the title accompanying the image on the front page is Lessons from the storm. Whilst many have learned a lot from Hurricane Sandy and many more are working on rebuilding their lives, one of the biggest lessons for photographers and the world of media could well be that iphone Photographers can be photo-journalists too. We've covered the topic of equipment, capabilities and qualifications many a time before now in Photography Weekly - but what are your thoughts on this article?
Community Relations N
dA Related Update: September Chat EventIntroduction
Welcome to this week's dA Related update! This article will keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings in the deviantART Related community as well as deviantART.
September Chat Event
REMINDER: Just over 9 hours until the chat event. (Moved back two hours - times updated).
Our monthly chat events are back! Due to the craziness of deviantART's 12th Birthday, I did not hold a dA Related chat event, but join us in :#dARelated: on Friday, September 7th for fun and games.
When? Friday, September 7th at 7PM EST. Check your local time here.
dA Related Update: Monthly Themed ContestsWelcome to this week's dA Related update! This article will keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings in the deviantART Related community as well as deviantART.
Monthly Themed Contests
I am now holding monthly themed deviantART Related contests! This month's theme is Autumn! I wanted to start something that encouraged you guys to submit more - so I hope these contests will be the motivation you need!
If you have any suggestions on future themes, leave your idea in the comments below!
September Chat Event Recap
As usual, our Chat Event was a success and it's all thanks to you! The activities I held were trivia and a muro contest. The contest asked participants to draw a meme in
Photography Weekly: Edition Forty FourPhotography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedD
"Creativity, like human life itself - begins in Darkness "
I read a very interesting article this week debating Photography Vs Literature and which one of the two tells us more. Of course there is always the element that a picture could be accompanied by words but neither aspect is enough to tell a whole story. But as the article says, Photography has become a universal constant in the world today and is accessible to nearly everybody. Yet many still believe that only pure narration can truly tell a story. What are your thoughts? As Photographers we can choose to limit what we tell or show with a photograph, we can even mislead. Can we convey more with words? Or more with an image? You could describe a person with words but never truly give an accurate picture of who they are visually without a photograph...
Community Relations News
Make a Difference #166Artists 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.
:icongotiika: is an amazing deviant who shows potential in her photography, especially her latest, though there is an awesome consistency in the way the focus is great, the colours are wonderfully saturated to really create an impact, and the photographs are well executed all in all.
:iconcrazy-poet808: engages us in the story an
November 2012 ~ General Photography DD RoundupDaily Deviation Roundup from November 2012
Autumn Blues by ~juliart5 Calendar Girls 04 by ~danielescale
Platinum Fireworks 2011 - 01 by ~HariNgDuga .*.*.*. by ~thon94rt Strawberries by ~mojoshirl
Ninka by ~MaryaS
I Love My Nerdy Boyfriend by *chibi-lilie hold your breath by =StefanBeutler Paintball player by ~WalkingDreamsprod
cheerful insect by ~Yeden O-O-20 by ~Mer-k
Portfolio by ~aufzehengehen Dancing in the Fog by ~bee-eye drowning memories by ~Sleet613
VW rigshot by ~GIIFOTO russian doll by ~misstaisia food by *FiorOf
April In Her Eyes by ~mrrezania
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in %communityrelations that you would like/we could provide for you (features, interviews, contests, news, tutorials, etc.), or even anything Chats & Forums related, please do not hesitate to send me a note!
Pimps and Whoas - December 13, 2012Pimps
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness December 2012
Odyssey Propulsion 6
Holiday Headquarters 2012
Realm of Fantasy - The Anatomy of a Group
Be Vigilant of Phishing Scams
CR Newsletter: September/October 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :
Table of Contents
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
2. Attacking the Artist
3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. Art History Project
8. News from the Chats and Forums
9. News from the Galleries
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
Over the past few months, we've been diligently working on cleaning up the category tree of old and unused categories. While most of this will go unnoticed by the community, what you will notice is the change from "Miscellaneous" galleries to "Other". The reason for this change is simple. The concept of Miscellaneous leads one to believe that it's a junk drawer category for everything under the sun when the intention was to be an "Other" category for deviations that don't fit well in other sub-categories of the tree. We're also working on u
Comment Contest - Winner!Almost 100 people participated in my Comment Contest Thanks so much for all your enthusiasm, I hope you all enjoyed taking part. I can definitely tell that many did, judging by the comment counts I saw going up. Within the week you got to participate, about half of you increased your comment count by hundreds, and 5 participants even made more than 1,000 comments!
These deviants were `Astrikos, `Nyiana-Sama, ~DeviMonster, *L0NE-W0lf and =Choco-Bunni. Well done all and thank you for your enthusiasm
You have all been featured as a honourable mention... at least! Because of course, only one of you can be the winner. :iconwooooplz:
Actually, just kidding! I have picked TWO deviants who will both receive the full prize set. And here they are!
When it comes to the pure comment count, one person has proven to be truly invincible, leaving her run
Stuck The car sputtered and shook as it came to an almost silent stop. The engine had gone silent as the horn beeped loudly through the dark night. The orange gas light blinked mockingly at the woman behind the wheel. It was making fun of her; she knew it was making fun of her. Grabbing the black cellular phone on the passenger seat, she looked at it with full intention of calling somebody to come help her.
“Oh, what the hell?!”
The “no service” sign was mocking her at the same exact time. The horn beeped loudly as she slammed her head against it once again. The day was out to get her in general. She had arrived at all her classes late, and her son was sick with the flu. The babysitter was able to watch him as she went to her late night classes. Giving a heavy sigh, she lifted her head off the wheel to look out the window. Drops of water pooled on the windshield as rain started to fall in a pitter-patter pattern. She didn’t quite understand the message th
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^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More