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
deviantART Related Collaboration Contest ...and the contest is closed! Thanks everyone for the entries, judging will commence now.
Ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the communityrelations sponsored deviantART Related Collaborations Contest Where you have six weeks to work together on any work in the dA related category. A quick overview;
This contest will be open to all mediums in the deviantART Related main category, as well as dA tutorials and dA avatars.It will run from today (3rd April) to May 15 2012. Your entry must be submitted between (or on) those dates!You can participate in three ways (see the bottom of this article for examples);Work on your own based on an existing dA related deviation (with their permission if needed; e.g. find a visual suggestion and make a browser script to make it work).Collaborate with another artist on a piece in one medium (e.g. make a stamp or devID together.)Work together to create two related deviations (e.g. a
Community Relations Update - FebruaryHi and welcome to the Community Relations update for deviantART Related of this month!
The dA Related Community
In preparation for this article, I've been collecting bits and pieces from the dA Related community, and looking back over what I collected... man am I proud of you guys Seeing it all together like this makes you realise how active and passionate this relatively small community can be! Here's my selection of what's been going on in and around February
There was a Critique Chat in :#eCSSited: - click the link for the recap! :#CommunityProjects: also had a chat event about Community Projects and dA Related.#deviantART-Related wants your com
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
PE Getting the Most out of dA: SummaryGetting the Most out of dA - Summary
This week we set out to find the answer to the question; How to contribute to the community?
Here's what we learnt about:
Art Features & Daily Deviations
+ challenge winners
Organising Projects & Contests
A new stepHi guys! Exciting news for me
Not even a week ago I was contacted by Heidi and Ayame-Kenoshi with an offer - an internship within deviantART's Marketing department! I have accepted and in fact, I have started already, and so far it's great to work for them
I can work from home for up to 20 hours a week. This sounds like a lot next to my full time study Informatics (which in itself doesn't even include or require an internship - but it's paid and great for experience). And it may be much. But I love it, so it's not much different from free time - because if I'm being realistic, I'd otherwise have spent that same time on dA as well. Heck, I was just about to start looking for a job to do next to my volunteer work - enter Perfect Opportunity!
From L0NE-W0lf's gallery:
So you're no longer a volunteer?
Indeed - not at the moment. However the internship is temporar
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.
The online art & literature magazine
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
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
Spirit Day is ComingSpirit Day
Save the date! Spirit Day is Friday, October 19th! Which means you can show your support for the LGBT community by doing a number of things, from raising awareness through articles, artwork, literature or simply sporting the team colors on and/or offline. What colors?
The color that represents Spirit Day is purple! Which brings us to the challenge portion of Spirit Day!
The Purple Challenge
The Purple Challenge is simple, go one day (October 19th) using only one color during your daily adventure on deviantART: purple. Here are some places you can pimp out the color purple:
Your avatar. Use a simple photo editing program to temporarily turn your avatar purple.
A featured deviation on your page.
A collection of purple deviations.
Use only purple emoticons!
In journal sk
CR Newsletter - July/AugustTable of Contents
1. Thank You!
2. Daily Deviations and Groups
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History Project
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
1. Thank You!
I'd like to take a moment to issue a very important "THANK YOU" to YOU! The deviantART Community. On the heels of our 12th Birthday, I've looked back at the projects that my team have undertaken and realized that in the last year, especially, the deviantART community has stepped up and helped to make projects like projecteducate and ArtHistoryProject successful. Without your contributions, interest, faves, feedback and participation, projects like these would go no where. I'm looking forward to more community interaction and participation projects and am always open to your feedback regarding projects or endeavors you'd li
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
Chat Event in #CRLiterature: Sunday 30th September Just to remind everyone this starts in an hour!
To celebrate our new hats, neurotype and Nichrysalis, we will be having a chat event in the #CRLiterature Chat room!
Time: 7pm BST (GMT) Check Your Local Time
This event will be threefold:
The first part of the event will be a community "meet and greet" session, similar to the session we had back in July. This will be a chance for you to meet other people in the community and we'll bring up some topics of conversation to discuss and debate- these can be anything related to literature or the deviant literature community! If you like sharing your opinions, this becomes a lot of fun!
The second part will be an opportunity
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
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
Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ"How do I protect my photography and art in general?"
"As Eitvys200 pointed out, at least 1 journal per month makes it to the top of the list and is about stealing art. Sometimes this is something small such as posting a piece to facebook, other times you see hoards of pieces on a website selling wallpapers or something similar. Regardless of how it happens, or where, it can hurt just as much to see your hard work disregarded and especially someone else profiting or taking credit.
Protecting work is a huge deal for some people, and not for others. It depends entirely on your outlook - how you view your work and indeed whether or not there needs to be some constrictions on it due to the content being a child, or family member. But how do we protect our work properly from art theft and wrongful use? The simple answer is you can't provide for every eventuality. Even if you upload your work to a website where right click -> copy is disabled,
Spirit Day 2012"Ultimately, I want Spirit Day to make just one person feel little bit better about his or herself, to feel safe enough in their own skin and to be proud of who they are" - Brittany McMillan
In memory of the young LGBT people who lost their lives to suicide, Brittany encouraged her friends to wear purple on a day in October -- a day that came to be known as Spirit Day. Since then, GLAAD has helped turn Spirit Day into a global event that inspires millions of individuals, celebrities, TV personalities, media outlets, companies and schools to wear purple in a stand against bullying.
While Spirit Day does focus on the LGBT community, I believe that it's anti-bullying message is relevant to every community. It only get's better, if we take the pledge to make it so.
Practice compassion and understanding, and treat others how you would like to be treated and we can make a difference.
Show your support for this anti-bullying me
REMINDER: December Challenge: Coping MechanismsHello, Arts-and-Health!!
Welcome to your December Challenge!
Your theme for this month is:
"Coping mechanisms" refers to how we cope with illness, whether in positive ways (practicing religion, exercising, writing, hanging out with loved ones, meditating, etc.) or ways that are not so good for us (smoking, etc.). Show us what you personally use to cope with your condition (or if you do not have a health condition, show us what others you know do to cope).
In your artist's comments, please make it clear that you have created your piece for our group. (If we can't tell that it is relevant to coping, we will not accept your piece into the Challenge.) Also, it should be a new deviation (made on or after December 1, 2012).
All media are accepted.
Submit your deviation(s) to the December Challenge - Coping folder in the group's gallery.
You can enter as many times as you wish.
At the end of the month, the group will choose one wi
Literature DD Roundup- November 2012Greetings everyone!
In all honesty, I have no idea where November has gone! However, we have still managed to pull out a wonderful array of Daily Deviations for Literature this month and here is our roundup of all those brilliant features!
Features by Beccalicious
When your hands can mimic birds by Ad-Kins You Wouldn't Download a Zombie by DawnArdent
Moonbites - Morsures de lune by Wordeea This Common Blood by bangingonkeyboards if teen dreams were teen novels by back-bones My Husband Tried To Make Love To Me by emilygolightly
Features by neurotype
It Goes Both Ways - Intro by spectrosity Invictus by GeneratingHype A Great Man Masturbates in the National Church by Autumn-Hills Imitating Nature by CowsRawesome
Malin Goes Dark by nequ chroma by SolarumNyx :thumb326194263: Automatic by IndigoSkyes
I am eight years old. by etherealism Organ Grinder. by Kill-Natalie The Doppelganger 2 by FaeFallen To Be a Charming Female by CailinLiath
Features by Nichrysalis
Bits of Nothing 61 by ef-barber ISLNDS by gliitchlord if only, if only. by momo-madness for unseeing eyes by Pailei
Wanderlust by Peemu :t
REMINDER Gallery Makeover Project JournalsGreetings Deviants!
As I have no doubt most of you have heard from Moonbeam13's journal, a lot of the galleries here on DeviantART are having a makeover. This largely consists of merging and getting rid of categories, but please take a read of the original journal for more details.
I am sure a lot of you have seen these gallery makeover journals floating around already, but here is a definitive list of all the journals so far. Please note that not all galleries are on this list, more may be added later. Also some of these links may be updated in future, and we'll be sure to update the link here as neccessary.
Please comment on the appropriate journals for each area if you have an opinion as to how each gallery can be updated. Remember the more opinions the better so share this journal, and lets get as much of the community involved as we can!
Celebrating Diversity #9Often we get lost in habits and do the same thing over and over again, and we forget about all the wonderful options there is out there. Celebrating Diversity is a series of articles that remind us how wide and rich the art world is and of the variety of options available on deviantART.
I have to admit, I'm guilty of not browsing all of the galleries as much as I should. I love the Artisan Crafts world and I often get lost in its galleries and forget about the rest, so this time I went through all of the galleries looking for awesome art for this article, and I discovered forms of art I didn't even know about! It was a fantastic experience and I hope this series of articles will encourage you to do the same.
Literature DD Roundup: September 2012Greetings everyone!
As September draws to its close, we’ve had another packed out month of wonderful features! Not only this, but with the team doubling in size, you may have noticed that very special “two DDs a day” returning! We are super excited and hope you are too!
Without further ado, here is a roundup of the September Literature DDs!
Features by Beccalicious
Manifest by curlscat The Green of my Heartbeats by Synesthi
The Best I Can Do by mellowghost Changing Gears by LexiWynn Car tout finit un jour... - Because everything... by GrisBrouille resipiscent by hipsterfaust
They Say I'm Guilty by lalaith913
Features by neurotype
Five by Polter6eist Dragons by FlyingGuineaPig Don't Talk To Me by henryruss :thumb324752125:
Features by Nichrysalis
Old Boys by Blacksand459 Hubris. by staphysagria Lightning Bug Cosmos by inkstain-fingertips a conversation by herbodyismycoffin
Poetry enthusiasts and experts wanted! Still a plenty of room for articles if you interested! Please drop a note to CRLiterature ASAP
In the first week of March (4th-10th), we are hosting a week at projecteducate based on poetry forms. During this week, we would like to invite members of the community to come write informative/ educational articles to contribute to this week.
You can write articles:
- About specific poetry forms (with featured examples)
- "How to" guides on writing specific forms.
- Interviews with dA poets who focus on specific forms
- Art features (i.e. A collection of concrete poetry)
- Famous form poems/poets
- Workshops/ Prompts/ contests based on a form
These are just suggestions!
If you are interested in writing an article, please drop a note entitled "PE Week" to CRLiterature with an outline of what you intend to write. We are planning this in advance; giving you the chance for you to draft an article- which we are more than happy to review prior to
Why you feature stolen work?!?!Lately there seem to have been a few myths flying around in particular with regards to how we as Community Volunteers, give Daily Deviations. Many people seem to think that we sit at our desks in dark little rooms and let out evil laughter whilst we purposefully feature stolen work. The dark rooms and laughter - well I can't say yes or no on that one! But I can promise you it's not our intent to give exposure to people who have stolen work. I recently featured a piece of work that turned out to be stolen. However I went into extensive conversations with the artist before I featured it, and with added metadata and dates, it's difficult to know where to draw the line. I've given people the benefit of the doubt before - and it's worked out nicely as their work has been legitimate. Below are some comments I have seen being thrown around the past few days - and hopefully an attempt to bust the myth.
"I thought at least that you people would check to make sure the work was the
Celebrating Diversity #1Welcome to this new series of Art Features! Even tho most of you are aware of the many many galleries and categories here on dA, I think most of us move in a sort of "comfort zone" between Galleries, Channels or Groups that provide us with a constant flow of new art. And sometimes we forget all the other great artforms, styles and media that are out of our "comfort zone". And today I want to step out of that warm and cuddly place and feature some awesome works from places on dA I don't usually visit!
Since this is the first entry, I thought I should explain it a bit more, so that is why there is more text in this article The topic of celebrating diversity is something that I really want to cherish. I am guilty of not fully
**UPDATE #7** LIST OF 100 PM RECIPIENTSPlease this Journal so everyone can see it!
Hello everyone! This is the seventh and final update of my 100 Premium Memberships; 63,600 Points project.
Yesterday on December 25, 2012, I gave out exactly 100 three-month premium memberships. 10 were given in a Giveaway Journal. 20 were given to Random Deviants. 30 were given to people that were suggested in a Suggestion Journal. Lastly, 40 were given away based on people I thought deserved it.
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