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So it's 2013, and so far, I have not posted anything for the new year. Eh... perhaps you're happy about that, or perhaps, you're feeling that I wasn't festive enough... So let's be festive. Deviant style.
I would like to thank a few of my watchers for watching me and making 2013 a year to remember. So I will randomly be giving out:
5 Selection features (I will choose a selection from your gallery to feature)
All you have to do:
Fave this journal
Comment with your favorite PLZ account, emote, or write something fun
This also doubles as my watcher-check in. I feel like this is more fun than just a boring poll [Shrug]
Happy new year deviants!
Art-for-Artists Project Stopped by dA TermsHello Deviants,
A few people may have already noticed that yesterday my commission widgets were removed by the dA Staff. This was due to the fact that this project actually violated some terms and conditions. This was unknown to me as well as a few others that I had checked with. I was sent a note to clarify what went on, and asked for permission to share it with you today to clarify any issues.
I'm noting you today regarding your use of the Commissions widget.
While we understand and appreciate your desire to help your fellow artists with a charitable project of this type, unfortunately taking donations via the Commissions system is not a permissible usage of the widget. While your intentions were valid, unfortunately allowing such usage would open us up to many other areas of abuse by those with less noble intentions.
As a result of this, the commission purchases have been refunded to the original buyers and the funds removed fro
Feature for Angelo Sotira's Birthday!Tomorrow, February 14, 2013, is spyed's birthday for those of you who may not know. Angelo is most likely the most dedicated deviant out there, after all, he keeps this place going. However, he is also a very kind deviant who often asks towards giving to others rather than giving to himself.
This year, I wanted to feature a few amazing artists I have found as a dedication to Angelo as well as to those artists. Angelo, happy birthday, we appreciate all the work you have done for this amazing community.
I hope you all enjoy this.
Get Your Art In a Film! 72 Hour Competition!As we are winding down the end of The Symbol of Peace film, we are coming to a few points we may need some more images.... That's where you come in.
If you would like to submit your art to have a chance to fit into The Symbol of Peace Film, pelase read the directions below. The piece of art must be VISUAL and must be submitted with all materials below for it to be used. In addition, we are not guaranteeing that these pieces are used.
- Make a piece that is 1280x720 - 1920x1080 (ideally, exactly 1920x1080 pixels)
- Submit it with your: Full Name (as you'd like it displayed in the film), Location (Country (If US, include state)), and with a statement that you give permission for use in The Symbol of Peace and any other accompanying trailers, previews, etc.
- Images should be .JPG/.PNG Form
- The Image should have a PEACE SIGN (not the V for victory sign) in it, and should feature that!
- Images must be entirely your own work. NO STOCK
The Known and the Unknown FeatureThis has been a really special week for me so far, so I wanted to do a little something for some other deviants. I'm starting with a feature today. I hope you enjoy it. The feature consists of "known" pieces of art and "unknown" ones. Please comment and fave this article if you liked this feature, I am interested to know if people like this format . In order to really view the format, please make sure to view this in a larger display. If you can't, then just enjoy the art without the formatting
Amazing Piece of Art + 50 DEVIANTS GET POINTS NOW!Hey Guys,
I saw this and wanted to share it with you. It's off site, but is really worth taking a look. The image when blown up is just gorgeous! I hope you enjoy
In addition! 50 deviants who comment all get points today from one awesome deviant! :iconsupereagerplz:
All you have to do is comment and fave this journal and tell me what you think about this gorgeous piece of art! Now go share!!!!
Love you guys.
Ends April 1, 2012 11:59:59 PM PDT
The Neglected Importance of the Online CommunityWhat is the Worldwide Online Community?
The Worldwide Online Community is simply a group of people from a wide variety of countries and continents who come together to share their skills, experience, and/or love for a subject. Online communities are a fairly new faction and are not fully understood, their importance is neglected and may not reach their full potential until the next generation incorporates them more and more. It wasn't until the '90s that the Internet or World Wide Web really became a part of the culture, but in less then 20 years its impact has changed society from top to bottom.
In order to really delve into the importance of the worldwide online community, one must first define what it is. There are hundreds of different definitions of what an online community is, but this statement is generally accepted throughout these definitions.
Worldwide online communities are groups of people who join together on the Internet with a common int
deviantART 11th bdAy Countdown! - Day 25deviantART 11th bdAy Countdown!
Read all of the details about this countdown by clicking here
Today's Feature was selected by the group StaffAppreciation
Yangchen by Pugletz Farewell Gift for Michael by BraveBabysitter Everywhere and nowhere by rainman65 Drunk by Cellarvee BAKA by Akira-Hikari Mandragora by Staldren Hope by Deathdy666 Naga Dance by camilkuo Sam Winchester by acjub Glass by acjub :thumb207105541: End of the World by PhantomSeptember Murder of Crows by GillianIvy Dragonfly Rider Journal Skin by GillianIvy Inquisitive by otohime0394
Day 30 Day 29 <a href="http://news.deviantart.com/article/155566/">
Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.Edit: Share with your friends on Twitter as well! https://twitter.com/#!/ZevImages/status/139572960288714752
I know that many deviants have had a rough past year. I know I have. For some, it was the economy, for some changes in their families and loved ones, and I know for some it has even been on deviantART. We have all had struggles, but this time of year, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, is as good a time as any to thank people for what we DO have.
In this world of little, we all have something we hold dear to our hearts. Now is the time to say thanks.
So, what I would like to invite everyone to do is in the next 48 hours (Today + Thanksgiving), fave this journal to show your support, then comment with 4 things you are thankful for:
1 thing on deviantART you are thankful for
1 thing with your family, loved ones, friends, etc. you are thankful for
1 thing in your life you are thankful for
1 piece of art you, or a fellow deviant created that you are th
Deviousness Award Interview with TimberClipseWhat 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 May 2012 goes to TimberClipse.
Get to know more about Zev with this interview.
First things first, who is Zev? As an artist and a member of deviantART?
Who am I? That's a good question! I am 16, finishing up my junior year in high school and a lover of film and video. I have been on about 50 film sets in the last two years working on a different array of jobs from production assistant (PA) to key grip, gaffer, director of photography (DP), and editor. My passion is to continue on sets like
Where is the Devious Love? Volume VIIIWhere is the Devious Love?
An article promoting positivity in the community
And general warmth and fuzziness
Volume I | Volume II | Volume III | Volume IV | Volume V | Volume VI | Volume VII | Volume VIII
I wanted to put together a series of articles that focus on the opposite of drAma, instead focusing on positives. Here is a collection of messages I have gathered from
A (modern) history of dA emoticonsIntro
As you wander around deviantART pages, there is noticeably one art medium that invades almost every element of the site. Whether it is the deviantART galleries, journals, news section, comments, forums, chatrooms, avatars or even dA profiles, it is hard to find a spot that hasn't been infiltrated by a familiar set of small, coloured, pixel circles. The art form I am talking about is of course the emoticon and throughout the past 10 or so years they have been happily adopted by deviantART and its community.
Although emoticons can often be spotted on a wide range of other instant messengers (IMs) and social media sites, deviantART has come to house a unique branch of these miniature art pieces. Whilst the majority of these alternative sites opt for simple, predominately yellow emotes with a range of basic expressions, the art community here at dA have stretched the art form far beyond its natural boundaries and developed entirely new styles of emoticons
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
Where is the Devious Love? Volume VWhere is the Devious Love?
An article promoting positivity in the community
And general warmth and fuzziness
Volume I | Volume II | Volume III | Volume IV | Volume V
I wanted to put together a series of articles that focus on the opposite of drAma, instead focusing on positives. Here is a collection of messages I have gathered from members of the community, that highlight positive moments, be they success stories, kind words or general messages of encouragement for those who work hard.
"i suggest FyreBurnsStrong96 for the next volume fo where is the devious love?
The Senior 'Stache | July 24th 2011On behalf of dAseniors, The-Senior-Stache is the base of operations for 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.
Seniors, check this out!
We are planning some serious mojo for dA's 11th Birthday, so if you could help us by donating any at all here, we would be ever so grateful!
An Absurd Interview not required
It's not required from me to say hi but I'll say it anyways: Hi! And welcome to a new edition of Absurd Interviews: Being absurd before it was too mainstream.
I suddenly remembered I had this interview in my notes for so long, I had to publish it as soon as possible. Why? Because apparently I'm like Dory and I tend to forget... stuff...
Oh hi! And welcome to a new edition of Absurd Interviews: Being absurd before it was too mainstream! Today I bring you a deviant with no name required: namenotrequired!
Hello person with no name required! We know your name is not required but if you could have any name, what would it be?
Hello! I may not have named my account, but my parents did name me and I like the name they gave me, Bart, just fine to keep.
If your current life could be described w
Create Your Own Fantasy Photomanipulation ContestThe contest is over and the winners have been announced! You can check out the winning entries here:
Create Your Own Fantasy Photomanipulation Contest
Sponsored By: :iconthe-stock-directory: and somadjinn
:iconmanips-central: :iconart-collaborations: :icon3every30days: :iconfantasy-paradise: :iconozarks-artists: :iconstock-for-premades: :iconall-art-all-artists: :iconveiwless-in-deviant: :iconeerie-and-enchanting: :iconsilentfuneral: :iconpshoudini: :iconwhats-the-piont: :iconimanipulate: :iconi-love-manipulations: :iconrealm-of-fantasy: :iconfantasy-empire: :iconsharpenededge: :iconanothercontestgroup: :icondeviantsgallery: :iconphotomanipulatorsx3: :
PE Photomanip: Let there be LIGHT!Light in Photomanipulation
Getting your light right when creating a photomanipulation sounds easy . . . until you sit down to try to do it! There are seemingly endless things to keep in mind: where the light source is, the intensity of the light, how pieces of your manipulation need to be composed so that they line up with the direction of the light in the piece, whether there could be multiple light sources, what color the light will be. . . .
And the goal for light in your manipulation is for the light to be consistent throughout so that it is telling a story. No pressure! It is not an overstatement to say that light will make or break your manipulation; I have declined many DD suggestions because of bad lighting.
Light can help you tell a story and is critical to your deviation. It adds emphasis, adds depth, contributes to realism, and draws the viewer's attention to where you want it to be
The Internet is a Better Place - FeatureAs much as adults and children complain or worry about online dangers, many people forget what makes the internet amazing... What makes this an amazing place. Why I am so thankful that I have finished another year with this amazing community.
There is no race.
There is kindness from afar.
Age does not affect who you are.
Language is not a barrier.
Religion does not change who you are.
Your looks do not affect someone
You're Not A PoetYou’re not a poet because of strung words
Together on row upon row again
Of blank verse or perhaps liberal rhyme.
‘Slam’ all you want, other poets wonder;
Your ignorance of couplets a blunder?
Yes! I speak harshly, but it’s no gross crime,
To point with honesty failed verse of thine.
No real poet discards upper case words;
Lets prose crawl on paper like listless worms.
You seek to free verse of those stern letters,
Sever away bleak capital fetters,
But it doesn’t sing of great speech sublime,
Rather, it sneaks of writing in spare time.
Wait! before you throw me in the icy Rhine;
It’s hard to put verse together in rhyme,
To make our dull words sound great all the time,
Hear them ring out loud, like a clear clock’s chime,
Heralding a poet’s summer prime.
Yet the sacred muses weep at your crime;
Your pentameter mangled thick like slime,
The subject not gilded in raiment fine;
Your bold ink font, crystal waters divine
Tastes bitter to the ton
Keep in Touch!
Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More