Hello and welcome to the latest edition of #DevNews! In addition to our coverage of news and features found around dA, we're also bringing you two new features that we'll hope you enjoy: The Columnist Corner and #DevNews Affiliate and Member Interviews! We also plan to introduce more features and contests over the next few months - the fun never stops here at #DevNews.
And in case that isn't enough... We are also going to be featuring a FAQ every month that is usually neglected
Now sit back, relax, and prepare to be educated, entertained and enlightened!
In addition, as we ran out of time (due to technical difficulties on `TimberClipse's end), we are including the monthly feature in the news article
Deviant Of The Month!
We at #DevNews choose 1 deviant from the community. This deviant just has to be an outstanding deviant in the community, someone who cares about others and the community! Someone we identify as a leader in the community. This deviant can be anyone, anywhere on dA.
This month, we would like to award it to someone we believe is an outstanding deviant in the community!
Tea has always been a dear friend. She's a very nice selfless caring person. She has this "Shelter Project" which aims to rescue cats and dogs. She deserves the community's recognition.
In addition, `TeaPhotography represents what community means on deviantART!
Did you know that we are currently hosting a 4 part contest!? The winners will walk away with 4,000 points! All the details on this can be found here. The first deadline is April 20, 2011!
Good luck to all entrants!
Community Relations April Holidays, Events, Happenings and Trivia ~ The News Article and The Community Relations Blog!!
Illustrating for Beginners
~WovenLife makes some key observations that many should know!
The pageview scam
=Soulia tells us about how some people cheat pageviews.
Plz Acounts Database!
`FantasyStock reports on the oncoming Plz account database and includeds a lovely script for firefox, chrome, or opera!
Free Love Avatars
~FreeAvatarProject features a bunch of free love related avatars!
What it Means to Be an Artist
`ATrue talks about what it means to be an artist and features some work of the full moon.
[#devNEWS] Contest - Win 4,000 Points! All Medias!
Contests to everyone!
I suggest DD's. Do you?
Do you suggest Daily Deviations? Check out some DDs suggested. And maybe you'll get excited about suggesting some on your own!
On Unknown Artists
$namenotrequired shares some helpful tips on how to get your artwork noticed AND make new friends at the same time.
TO ALL PRIZE WINNERS OF THE DEVIANT NEWS CONTEST! Prizes will be awarded sometime on or after April 1st! The list of prizes has been sent to $Moonbeam13 and she has replied saying it would be probably the first week of April to get orders processed.
Beadwork feature - beaded flowers
A showcase of some lovely, delicate beaded flowers.
Great black and white photography
A feature of some stunning black and white photographs with less than 100 favourites.
Best of the Rest 13
`Mollinda features the best of the remaining DD suggestions for traditional art she received. Some very impressive work here!
A beautiful selection of high quality photography.
- SATURDAY FEATURE # 29 -
`d3rzi makes a wonderful selection of uniquely beautiful digital and traditional art.
EXHIBITION: THE NUDE IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT
An interesting exhibition of creative nude photography in an urban environment.
Talented Artist Part 39
An excellent feature of very talented, relatively unknown artists on dA. Definitely worth a
PE: Digital Art Galleries - Part 5
The 5th article showcasing features from the Digital Art gallery for their Project Educate week!
DDs from the Emoticon Gallery
`Krissi001's Daily Deviation Features for March 2011.
DDs given out in the Digital Dolls gallery
^Lyricanna's DD features for February and March 2011.
DDs from the Fan Art gallery
^KasumiCR's Daily Deviations from March 2011.
DDs from the Urban and Rural and Architecture gallery
`ScENeYmE's DD roundup for March 2011.
DDs from the Text art and Typography Gallery
`HazelCraft DD features for March 2011.
DDs from the Digital Art gallery
`Atramina's DD round up for March 2011.
DDs from the Manga/Anime Gallery
`Nyiana-Sama's DDs that she and `AwsumZ featured in March 2011.
DDs from the Vector Gallery
`ChewedKandi's DD features for March 2011.
DDs from the dAr Gallery
`ginkgografix's DD feature roundup for March 2011.
An Absurd interview with Gvbty the Monkey!
^Thiefoworld interviews $wreckling with a hilarious set of questions!
Fireside Chat Volume XV
DDevious Suggester - Topicality
`PatrickRuegheimer continues his DDevious Suggester Interviews series with the one and only *Topicality!
Fireside Chat Volume XVI
Libya rebels vow to stand or die
=jonathoncomfortreed reports on the situation in Libya.
Pakistan's contemporary artists respond to strife
An exhibition at Karachi's Mohatta Palace documents art in Pakistan's modern political, economic and religious conflicts.
Daily Literature Deviations!
=DailyLitDeviations Features very inspiring Literature deviations every day of the month!
March 18th Feature!
March 19th Feature!
March 21st Feature!
March 22nd Feature
March 25th Feature
March 26th Feature
March 28th Feature
March 29th Feature
March 30th Feature
March 31st Feature
The Columnist Corner!
Ramble On: Musings of a Classic Rock Fan
Have you ever been judged based on the music you listen to? Then you'll definitely want to read this entertaining and thought-provoking article on music and stereotyping by #DevNews columnist ~Cantati.
Interview With an Affiliate of Devnews!
Hello everyone! Here at #DevNews we have decided that we are going to interview the Founder of each of our affiliates in attempt to bring them closer and help their groups develop. We are also going to start interviewing random members of #DevNews!!! The first news article of each month (1-15) will be a random member. The second news article of the month (16-31) will be an affiliate.
Note: We are only interviewing the affiliates that have agreed to our terms of service!
Thanks and enjoy!
Welcome ~Synn-M founder of the group #Nature-Snaps
1) Who or What inspired you to make your group?</b>
I was just wondering how groups worked, and quickly made one with our co-funder, ~DeathCults to see, it turned out to be #Nature-Snaps
2) What is your group all about?
Insects, Wildlife, Dogs, Cats, Fish, Droplets, Sunsets, Land, Water and Sky scapes. Anything and everything natural
3) What do you like most about your own group?
All the wonderful varied artwork!
4) What are some future goals for your group?
Our main goal is to become a Super Group, so we can feature the winners of our contests
4) What do you like most about #DevNews?
Your news articles, there's just so much info in them
5) How many groups are you an admin of?
Just the one.
6) Who inspired you as an artist?
My friend and #Nature-Snaps co-founder ~DeathCults, *andy-j-s, ~q-118 and *thrumyeye mainly.
7) What's your favorite color, and why?
Greens, or browns, because they mix well and are such wonderful colours (and camoflauge)
8) Tell us a random fact about yourself that you think everybody should know.
That I could never have believed #Nature-Snaps would have over 200 members, let alone having nearly 1,200!
9) A cute little turtle is crossing the road, going about his merry way, when here comes a big ol' monster truck zooming right towards him. Quick! What do you do?
Run and save him!!
10) Because curious minds want to know: Apples, bananas or oranges?
Apples, definitely, then oranges.
11) How did you find dA?
Through `Scellanis, who I 'watched' on Elfwood, a Fantasy Art Site, but as my art wasn't just fantasy, I moved here.
12) What current event are you most interested in right now?
13) Anything else you would like to say to all of the watchers out there?!
Any spare points can be donated to me, or our other co-founder ~Tinna-92 to help make #Nature-Snaps a Super Group and you'll get featured!
April Fool's on dA
A Trollface April Fool's!
There can't be an article posted at the beginning of April without a report on the latest deviantART April Fool's Day shenanigans, and it seems that this time °trollface has his chance at the spotlight.
Quite a suitable reaction to the whole April Fool's day prank.
As for the staff of #DevNews, we have no April Fool's jokes to play on you, our faithful readers. However, we would like to quell the rumors going around that our fearless leader and founder, `TimberClipse, is actually a secret agent for all the behind-the-scenes happenings in North America. That information is an unsubstantiated fabrication, obviously.
`TimberClipse also has deals going on in South America, Europe, and most of Asia. Get the facts right, people.
Did you know that if you upload a deviation and make an edit to the source file that it will show up in your watchers inboxes!?
FAQ #666: Will my watchers be notified of my deviation and scrap submission edits?
As announced in our recent blog we will be posting a monthly feature!
These features are a collection of really amazing work that may be 'popular' or 'unpopular'. We do not care about number of faves so we have a mix of both! Our belief is that any artist should be seen as long as their work is amazing!
We hope you enjoy the feature! (Note all deviations are picked by the staff of devNEWS in order to get a wide variety!)
Members of devNEWS Feature
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To make us,
What if I had to choose,
What I win,
What I lose
What If I had go,
And leave behind,
All I know
Now I see,
What what would be,
What it would mean
What if I had nothing,
I have wings
What if I didn't have you,
Life would be so empty,
What if I had you