The CR Stamp Project
Stamps are a great way to show your support for a project, a person or a group of people, spread awareness for a cause or promote a contest. It is also valid to do them just for fun, with just a funny image and/or message.
Since their introduction to the deviantArt galleries, millions of stamps have been created with a great variety of messages, both silly and serious, and you can see them all over the place, from journals to profile widgets.
The Community Relations department exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with our deviantART community. Our goal is to nurture our community by encouraging, stimulating artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment.
It's now time t
Digitally Delicious: Feb. 8th
Kwaidan by redredundance
Memento Mori by JenniferHealy
Commission - Layla by naylemonstre
The Searcher by Selenada
Weather Top by Istebrak
Odd Crew day version by Mikeypetrov
Hunt by iya-chen
MtG: Blood Artist by algenpfleger
DDs: Suggester's frustrationsWelcome to a new journal in this mini series about Daily Deviations. In the first one I let you know about what I think DDs represent, and then about some of my personal criteria to select them.
Now is time to focus on the suggesters. Those amazing (almost always human) beings who take a moment of their lives to go the extra mile when finding an amazing deviation and suggest it for consideration as a Daily Deviation. Ya know? I wouldn't be able to feature so many amazing art on my own! So before anything else, I want to take a moment to thank all the amazing people who suggest. Thank you guys!
As a person who also suggests DDs once in a while, I do understand the frustration suggesters often get. So I would like in this occasion to explain some of the reasons why th
Project Educate: Digital Art Week!Welcome to projecteducate's Digital Art Week!
This first week of december will be dedicated to the digital art community, so keep an eye on this space for updates and annoucements. Here is a glimpse of what you'll get to see this week:
3rdMONDAYOpening article (the one you're reading now!)What is SketchMatch? And rules
4thTUESDAYAn introduction to the Digital Art subcategories with
Digital Art DD RoundUp - January 2013:iconlaserbeast:
Features by vowbreaker
Snow Tree by JohnoftheNorth :thumb347276837:
The Barbarian by melaniemaier Kewob by Leundra SAMIGINA by MOSKUITO Spirit of the Forest by Eriopsis
Servalis Dtam-Chur (SE Asian Treecat) by m0zch0ps Steampunk Hunter by jubjubjedi The New Year Dragonfestival 2013 by Brollonks IG fighter by Masway
Water Snake by ElXi-Ameyn Tiempos de Paz by Wolfilustrador OSMADTH - A Place of the Gods by flaviobolla Got You! by Lizzy-John
MTG: Centaur Warrior by artbatter Charm by dleoblack The Tale of Selviya and Anto 'Fairy Tale Wedding' by papercaptain Amelia and Terror of the Night #8 by ser1o
La jeune sirene et la statue by semsei The Battle with Baron Von Teddy by MrDinks Curiosity killed the cat by tomape
Features by Thiefoworld
Inspiration by HarizmaArt Boston Rooftop by wwudesign Hidden Academy II by Papilio93 restrained in a confinement by BennyKusnoto
Skyway by Dajotoy Apple Nouveau by Jacinthe the warrior and the golden dragon by RobertoDS The Boy Who Cried Wolf by paperlait
Anointed Gardens by forthemoment Snow land by yinyuming :thumb3
Digital Art DD RoundUp - December 2012:iconlaserbeast:
Features by vowbreaker
Letiel Commission by KGMomo Column Cyclops by Kimsuyeong81
Rescue gone awry by LawrenceMann Pirates for Hire by Steelgoddess Hognose Snake Caricature by CharReed Day23 by popnbox
Don't Play with Your Food by jermilex Diplo 5 by Huguettepizzic Midnight Snack by ektahx Adventures - This way! by Joelakerman
Monster in a Candy Land by Fitografito Early Bird by TsaoShin The Maiden and the Unicorn by JonathanChanutomo Foxy Express by Spartan0627
:thumb343959816: The Forest Giant by TheEchoDragon The wish by Renegraphics In the forest by AlsaresNoLynx
Mr. Lunger's Splendiferous Stovepipe by 47ness Sneaking into Camp by daRoz Bird or... by Shai-a
Features by Thiefoworld
Father winter by alexson1 Jaguar by tigon Fall ... by CAHess The Girl With Emerald Eyes by BrookeGillette
Danse avec le soleil by Rozenng Emerald by adlovett frog prince by YolandaBlazquez 30 DAY MONSTER GIRL CHALLENGE Collection Download by Barukurii
Smoking hipsters by Douwe-Dijkstra Luminous and wired by tillieke :thumb
Digital Art DD RoundUp - September 2012:iconhyazintha:
Features by MalKnox
White Lotus covered in red by LordMagtheridon Fires of the Desert by AaronMiller
Wasp by alicexz Above the clouds by Mante-pls Desert by thefireis :thumb321655946:
Features by alicexz
On the Earth by algenpfleger Edmund and the Witch by kelseymichele Mr. Lonely and Blue Monkeys by phomax sochen falls_lost kids by Tonyholmsten
The Transformation by elotta Americana by Sarafinconcepts Magic Flute: The Night Queen by LeeJJ deep into Moria by breathing2004
Loh by Viccolatte
Features by Thiefoworld
Sunday Morning by fieru-ri life god by yefumm Claws of the storm by najtkriss :thumb315334469:
Fallen Astronaut by SeanSoong Sentinel by Ter-Jaiden Harvest Moon by neosorcerer Wind Queen by rustikuz
Geisha by vladgheneli Victorian Street Concept by stayinwonderland La vera Amicizia by 1oshuart Jungle Nature by Akany89
Features by vowbreaker
Digitally Delicious: Dec. 17th
The Mystery of Flight by MattDixon
GLOW by SaiFongJunFan
To The End by Gworld
The Ascencion of Te Wheke by luciole
Winter Lotus by Istebrak
Anti Gravity Red by Carrieli
Some magic canaries? by KateMaxpaint
Mask by zaidoigres
PE: Introduction to the Digital Art categoriesHi! Welcome to the Digital Art categories central! The following article is intended to be a quick guide on the Digital Art categories to get you started, most of the descriptions included here came from past Project Educate articles (so thanks for all the current and past CVs for their indirect help :P) and will include links to more articles if you want a more deep insight of said category, as well as a list of CVs you can send your DD suggestions to. (As of December 2012, for the updated list of current volunteers you can always check this blog)
But first, what is considered DIGITAL Art?
Digital Art includes every artwork created with the use and/or help of digital software and tools. Said in simple words: art you create with a computer (or other devic
Urbex #2Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures. Usually these are abandoned ruins, or components that used to be part of everyday life but are no longer seen on a regular basis by the human eye. This series of articles aims to highlight exactly what Urban Exploration is, how it's achieved and the some of the best Urbex Photographers here on deviantART.
The internet has provided Urban explorers with many opportunities to garner news of new locations, the best places to go to 'urban explore' and what to avoid. Additionally social media means that we can share places that others will never see, and never hoped to see until the introduction of the internet and the ease with which we can communicate. So as this series goes on, we're going to look at some of the top Urban Exploration websites, at the current time, online. Contamination Zone is dedicated to Photographing Urban Decay across the United Kingdom. As far as urbex sites go, i
PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the LegendDaily Deviations, or DDs . . . for some deviants, receiving one is the epitome of awesomesauce in the deviantART world. For others, they are a nice way to show off the work of lesser-known artists. Still others treat them as a special way to bring attention to great art that exemplifies works being done by a particular gallery or community.
Perhaps because there are so many different ways of conceptualizing DDs, there are also many myths and misconceptions. I would like to address some of those myths by responding to the ones most frequently heard. Please note that these opinions are mine and reflect my experiences with the photomanipulation community, but perhaps they will be informative nevertheless.
Myth 1: DDs should always be perfect.
To many of us, the ideal Daily Deviation goes to an artist with amazing talent whose work draws you in and makes you think, "Wow, everyone needs to see this!" A DD should move you, inspire you, and provoke you to think, b
dAMonsters!On a dark and scary stormy night...
within the Zombie Kingdom of dAmn...
monsters are stirring!
The Fella Zombie King needs your help! He needs to grow an army of monsters in the Zombie Kingdom in preparation for Halloween Night. Mummies, Zombies, Vampires, Demons, and WereWolves will all form their own Armies and build up their numbers by biting and infecting human victims and turning them into Monsters!
The Fella Zombie King will bestow prizes on the strongest Monsters! But you must make sure that the humans you infect and turn into Monsters stay in Zombie Kingdom so that they may learn the ways of the Army and be ready for Halloween Night!
The game will start on October 24th, at 4:00pm Pacific Standard Time
How To Play
You begin by joining the #dAMonsters chatroom and "biting" someone, not yet in the chatroom, by typing:
Pimps and Whoas - February 8, 2013Pimps
Official dA News
Site Update: The New Submission Process
MAMA Scared Stiff Contest Winners
PE DDs: When It's Not Always PositiveWhen DDs Go Awry
Daily Deviations, or “DDs,” are frequently held in very high esteem on deviantART. After all, what artist does not want his or her work displayed for more than 20 million viewers to see and admire? The benefits of receiving a DD feature include increased exposure for your work and a day in the spotlight for you as an artist. Many people therefore view DDs as badges of honor, awards that make them proud and validate the time they spend in our community.
Be careful what you wish for!
Don’t get us wrong-- DDs are wonderful for the purposes listed above. But, they can also bring a lot of drama upon the artist, especially if they are controversial.
Let’s talk about some of the sources of this drama.
Some people feel that people who post art-- and especially those whose art is worthy of a Daily Deviation-- should have thick enough skin to accept criticism as well as praise. They argue that criticism is part
Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation?DDs: The deviantART definition
So, as the title says, What in the world IS a Daily Deviation (DD), anyway?
You know what deviantART says about it, right? Under :faq61: it says:
A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large.
That says nothing about a DD being a perfect specimen of art-- in fact, it doesn't even use the word "art" at all. Basically, as CVs, when we are giving a DD, we are doing so because we think the image is interesting and well-done and deserves your attention. It may be technically exquisite. It may be technically quite good but exceptionally thought-provoking. It may be exceedingly creative. It may be all of these things! Above all else, it should stand out in some way from others in that medium or gallery.
PE DD Week: Why did an icon get a DD?Why did an icon get a DD?
Daily deviations tend to be a controversial topic within the community and whether or not a DD is worthy of the feature is, as such, often discussed.
As a CV for Icons & Handhelds I often find it interesting to read these discussions, since that way I can see what the community expects of the features, but the recent negativity on the Icons & Handhelds DDs is something I would like to address, which is why I'm thankful I'm given this opportunity during the Daily Deviation PE-week. I will try to explain why I think icons and handhelds are worthy of the feature and why they may be dismissed just a bit too quickly.
Let's begin at the beginning.
When deviantART first started, it was a site that mainly geared towards customization. Be it wallpapers or icons, if you take a look at some of the first DDs. So how come there'
PE: Organizing Projects and ContestsProjects and Contests are amazing ways to get more involved in the community and branch out to the community, be it that you are running the project or contest or that you are simply taking part in it or even helping out with it in any way. Below will detail some of the ways to better get involved with Projects and Contests.
Interview with Aeirmid
Aeirmid is well known within our community for running fun and out of the box Projects and Contests. Jade heads up Arts-and-Health, ran the Halloween-HQ contest this past Halloween, did a month long projecteducate on Photomanipulation, and has ran several other successful contests and projects just within the past year. As such I felt she was the perfect person to interview in this article.
How can members get their projects/contest seen so that more people will get involved with them?
OK my first piece of advice would be to partner with the
Celebrating Diversity #13In this issue of Celebrating Diversity, I would like to remind you of an amazing feeling...when you see a piece of art created in a medium or genre that you have little or no experience of working in, and it feels like you're witnessing something magical, something beyond your comprehension.
It's wonderful to revel in the joy of How do they do that? and find inspiration in the creations of other artists. So I challenge you to take a step outside of the galleries that you regularly browse and immerse yourself in the experience of indulging in something new.
How do you celebrate diversity?
Do you regularly browse, comment on and collect art that's wildly different from what you create?
Do you watch artists who use mediums that you don't use in your own
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 ero-nel 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 Catalina-Estefan 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
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
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to ed
Celebrating Diversity #2Welcome to the 2nd edition of Celebrating Diversity! This series of articles aims to bring you outside of your comfort zone in terms of Art and showcase from a wider range of galleries to embrace the diverse nature of the submissions to deviantART. Not only are we stepping you outside your normal 'go to' galleries - but we as the writers of this fantastic series, are visiting places that we wouldn't normally go to as well.
As humans , we are all different. We have so many types of all sorts of things in the world such as cars, jobs, flavours of crisps, hair colours and so on - as Charles De Gualle once said, " How can you govern a country that has 246 different types of cheese?" It's a challenge to embrace so many things, but one that we should try hard to accept.
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
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
Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!Back By Popular Demand!
In January of 2012, the community was challenged by thorns to do something about their complaints on dA. Thus was born this very group! But before the group, it was just a fledgling idea on LiliWrites's account that began with a DD Suggestion Contest. The results of that contest were overwhelming. And so, under the prodding of quite a few Community Volunteers, we're going to do it again!
UPDATE: Less than 1 week in and we've already got 100 suggested DDs and 2 accepted suggestions!! Keep up the great work guys and gals. Please remember that you need to leave a link to every deviation you suggest in this journa