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Introducing PE week: Getting the Most out of dAThis week marks the first ever Project Educate week on the topic of "Getting the most out of dA"! For this week I collected a small group of experts on the deviantART community and positive contribution. Together we will present you with articles and happenings, to inspire you and give you an overview of how you can contribute to the deviantART community.
From Monday to Saturday, each day will focus on a different topic. Topics will be introduced in an informative article. Then we'll go into it more in depth with you through interviews with gurus on the subject or through events where you get to experience the fun of contributing.
Then on Sunday we'll recap the entire week not only in a summary of articles but also in a chat event!
Please make sure you're watching %projecteducate to see all our articles and events
Topics to be covered
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
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
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
PE: dA help - in English or Other LanguagesOn a big site like deviantART you're no doubt going to come across something you have a question about or just don't quite understand. There are many channels you can use to find the answers to various types of questions - such as the +faq, the *welcome tour, the deviantART Tutorials category and the :#help: chatroom. How do you know which to use?
The best point to start with any question or problem related to dA is the official Need Help? thread. It lists all official help channels and what they can be used for. In this article we focus on the +faq - as well as places to find dA information in many other languages! Let's start with English.
English - The FAQ
The FAQ (a common abbreviation for Frequently Asked Questions) c
If you care about ART...Hey all! 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
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
Interning at deviantARTHighlights after 6 months
Today, it's exactly 6 months since Heidi and Toby invited me to work with them! I'd like to look back at some of the highlights of this time The tl;dr is that it's been fantastic. ~ ^namenotrequired
The best parts
I never had to ask for it or apply. I was personally invited the first time, and I was asked to keep it up each time my contract ran out.It's a paid position, and I can work from home (i.e. wherever and whenever suits me), both pretty rare traits of internships.Okay, just kidding. Those are pretty nice, but they weren't really the best parts. The best part is what I get to do and for whom!
So what do I do exactly? Well... Do you hav
The International Cheetah Day Challenge This day is over, you can no longer submit to this category.
Tuesday 4th is International Cheetah Day.
To help spread awareness of this endangered species, we're encouraging you all to submit cheetah-related art on this day.
For this day only, a special "International Cheetah Day" category will be open.
Submit to this category here
Prey in sight by ~darkSoul4Life
Any form of art goes! So long as it's somehow cheetah-related.
Catwalk by *clippercarrillo Little Cheetah by *AllesiaTheHedge :thumb32488
Everyday we're CV'ingAs a Community Volunteer - I do as much or as little within the community that I feel comfortable doing. We're not pressured to do this and that, we don't even have to give a Daily Deviation every day, we choose how we promote our selected galleries/chats and forums and we're not fixed to any specific rule on how much or how little we do. But I do believe that it's important to share with you just what the community volunteers do and why we do it. More importantly it's so easy to get lost on this site full of many people - and miss out on the awesome that's going on. So I'm going to share with you exactly what the latest awesome is...
Almost every week since October last year the Community Volunteers have been working hard both independently and as part of small teams to bring You Project Educate.
Project Educate is about bringing forward art forms whether they are popular or overlooked and giving
Deviousness Award Interview with JoseFelipeMWhat 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 January 2013 goes to `focusandframe.
Hello JoseFelipe! Please give us a quick introduction of who you are, in and outside DA.
On deviantART, I am `focusandframe, a senior member for a bit more than six months. I recently received the Deviousness Award (obviously that's what this interview is for) and `TimberClipse pointed out that not only am I the youngest senior, but I took his spot as youngest Deviousness Award Recipient! I am more of an art appreciator than an
To Be Seen .16A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!
364654757575 by ~natucya 9275274359375 by ~natucya 329458209458 by ~natucya
Vintage pokoj by ~natucya jfgodjoj id by ~natucya
On the dancefloor by ~snolover :thumb317106346: faun by ~snolover
police by ~snolover nightwatch by ~snolover
Shy by ~katelynrphotography Baseball by ~katelynrphotography Green by ~katelynrphotography
Being a super hero is hard by ~katelynrphotography I see you by ~katelynrphotography
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in %communityrelations that you would like/w
Nom Nom #12
Tiramisu by ~sendok
Dry bread by ~takaiyo
Jack Kirby was born Jacob Kurtzberg on August 28th, 1917 in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. He was a comic book artist, writer, and editor; one of the most innovative and influential creators in the history of comics.
Growing up poor in New York City, Jacob Kurtzberg entered the newly emerging comics industry in the 1930s. He drew various comics features under different pen names, finally settling on Jack Kirby. In 1940, he and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1940s, Kirby, often collaborating with Simon, created numerous characters for that company and also for the company that would become DC Comics.
Kirby eventually found himself at Timely's 1950s incarnation, Atlas Comics, later to be known as Marvel Comics. There, in the 1960s, he and writer-editor Stan Lee co-created many o
October 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-upHello all,
As this month is coming to a close, I present you with October's Traditional Art DDs.
Features by ^deshrubber
Green Squares by ~wlkr swan by ~jennomat Pray by ~marctist Chryseyelis + Time Lapse by ~XeNzO 3 friends by ~SVerykios-Paintings Violet-tailed Sylph by *Carcaneloce Varicose by *Philliewig Aa Vaere Liten by ~LinnFeyling A Viking Lady 2 by ~Ihsahnity last song by ~ShuShuhome Insignificant Boundaries by ~Face-Reality Fall colors by =AuroraWienhold Frankenstein's Laboratory by *stephenburger
Features by `SRaffa
OVERFLOW by ~isabelledk La serena. by *SprinkleSprankles Rhinemaidens by *Ninidu The world of fairies by ~olga-kreuzfahrer Broken Stacy 2007 by ~los58 Sooyoung by ~KLSADAKO Tanya the bird by ~Emannuelle Speak No Evil by ~hammerable S.portrait by ~wwiwa84 Headphones by *macarena One by ~nina-frutos :thumb306983375: untitled by ~Ragdollar Heady Machinery by *VanessaLemen My Dark Spirit by ~ksac90 Portrait in Progress by ~DRDAquila She and Me by ~atefehaban Fan Bingbing Madame Figaro cover by ~Pevansy three wishes by ~monsieur-arlequin Became a Bitter Lie by ~VotM Sacred Red by ~ladyleny P H O S P H O R O U S by *Acoldwar mechanical incubation by ~vitxy dollytea by ~foolbot :thumb23976404
dA Related CR Update: November 2012Welcome to this month's Community Relations Update for the deviantART Related gallery!
Sta.sh App Preview by =PickleyGroups: deviantART Related by `AstrikosMovember by $Moonbeam13dA Related October 2012 DD Recap by ^bradleysaysCSS Did You Know? - October 26th, 2012 by ^bradleysaysCSS News: November 2012 by ^ginkgografix
Celebrating Diversity #7Writing this article will prompt me to go on a journey into the deviantART galleries I have rarely explored. I've chosen to feature some deviations from the Film & Animation, Traditional Art and People and Portraits Photography galleries!
Film & Animation
People & Portraits Photography
Lady of the lake by *juliadavis Serenity... by ~januvargas Elfin Forest by *EmilySoto
A Cowboys Fire by *MikeysPhotos me by *MartaSyrko
Here are previous Celebrating Diversity articles for your viewing pleasure:
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
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!
Community Volunteer - deviantART Related
Is it a bug? Is it a feature?No, it's a bug feature.
Warning - contains insects and spiders.
I'll try to not make it too scary
Jeff Goldblum by ~Jon4H spider by ~zelenOo
Colorful Butterflies Glass Domes Pendants by =Gloomyswirl Steampunk Skipper by `ursulav
Beauty of Freedom by ~Gotrea Kartoffelkaefer 2 by ~derJake
Fatal Attraction. by ~TheMoonMonkey Insects by ~ArtemisiaSynchroma
Walk away by ~MvanMelsen Vintage Horror Flick by ~Katzilla13
Woven dragonfly by ~Twimper Death becomes her by ~scrattletrap
Hang On by ~manticor Caught In a Web of Lies by ~nicbr
Mating Season by *CGIgal house fly by ~DethGunz
I "heart" spiders by ~emptyidentityentity Bee Stamp by *Kezzi-Rose Man vs spider by `CookiemagiK
Found on the Premium Thumbshare and normal Thumbshare +forums, and while browsing
LithiumA single trickling rain drop
Like gossamer silk strands
Gliding along my third eye
Whispers wind's secret caress
I exhale. Lungs releasing-
Pressing translucent memories;
Fragment of a fragment
As water kisses rose petal,
Drifting down stream's curtain
Pretty little curtain.
Where the wizard lies.
He smiles up at me
With his monocled brow-
Sipping on warm tea
And fingers quacking casually
To the rhythm of his notes
This is a safe-zone. Free-zone.
Innocent eyes sparkle,
Imploring it to be true. I breathe.
Keep in Touch!
^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