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Digitally Delicious: Jan 1st.
White Prince by NadiavanderDonk
Midgard Master of Demon Mountain by Trishkell
Out There Revisited by Gaius31duke
My Little Friend by Elderscroller
Downtown by PeteAmachree
Free as a bird by memod
Mistveil Spires by TitusLunter
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
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
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
DDs: To select or not to selectHey wazaaaaaap!
In my last journal I talked about my stance on Daily Deviations. In this occasion I'll tell you some of the reasons that make me choose some artworks, and the reasons that make me not choose others. Hopefully it will be interesting for some, useful for others or simply a good reading if you're really boring.
What makes me choose a deviation to be featured?
Such a simple question with such an indefinite answer, and I apologize in advance for giving such a vague response but I'll put it simple: Sometimes not even I know!
There's not a secret formula I have to determine if a piece is going to be featured or not, sometimes I really have a hard time making a decision and it really is a case-by-case situation. The deviation needs to STAND OUT, be different, have that "wow" factor. Unfortunately this is very difficult to explain. However ther
Digitally Delicious: Landscapes
WaterFall Village by KlausPillon
Yue Zhou by Milkmom
magic kingdom by laura-csajagi
The Path by stevegoad
Canopy Hills by orochi-spawn
The Gates of Night by Xeeming
Path by Takumer
Safe as houses by Keprion
Digitally Delicious: Halloween
Hades in the Underworld by thealienatedchenyang
Scream by AlMaNeGrA
Bone for a Bonehead by SmolderBone
Vampire guts in noke town by GabrielWyse
Still Standing by MichaelO
Sauron: War of the Last Alliance by MattDeMino
Just trust. by MiroJohannes
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
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
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
Traditionalists 01Welcome to our first Traditionalists Article where we feature Traditional art news for the community by the community! These articles aim to promote, educate, and bring awareness to various events, projects and or deviants within the Traditional community. Anyone is welcome to add to future articles, please visit our group for further details on how to get involved.
Gwendolyn12 Interviews pallanoph
So, why don’t you start this interview presenting yourself to our friends here and telling us a bit about you?
Hello fellow deviants! My name is April Schumacher, and I'm a traditional artist working as a freelance illustrator. Though I grew up in the state of Iowa, I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) to major in illustration, and graduated in May of 2008. I'm still in Minneapolis, alive and kicking.
So, now let’s start the interview for go
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
PE Interview with DD Recipient AwsumzWhile planing for Daily Deviations PE week many in the community asked for interviews from deviants who had received DDs with varying experiences before. AwsumZ has received a handful of DDs between his current account as well as his previous account, as such we felt he has went through a range of experiences with DDs as a recipient.
What was it like when you received your first DD?
Exciting, but also a slight shame because I was a CV (or GD, then) at the time and I saw that it was coming so it wasn't as much as a surprise as I'd have liked it to be lol. It was fun though, a happy magical feeling
Have all of your experiences when receiving a DD been the same?
Hmm, not really. Some have been good and some have been fairly negative
What do DDs mean to you?
They're pretty awesome. Being featured is great, it really helps get some exposure and feedback, etc. but it
PE Note to Daily DeviationHello all,
In this section of Daily Deviations (DD) PE week I wanted to write about how your suggestions are processed and then turned into DDs, but with a bit more of a focus on the process of how we Community Volunteers (CVs) utilize the note system. I felt it was a place where some common problems arise which may not be talked about all too often resulting in confusion and frustration for both suggesters and CVs.
The Note System
I think many are aware of this but just for the sake of being clear, CVs use the same exact note system as every other user on the site. We do not have any special bells and whistles to organize our notes other than the same tools you all are also given. There is no special tool or program that sorts or does anything special with our DD suggestions for us, it is entirely up to us, how we choose to sort them in our note system.
Let's take a closer look at how the process works, shall we?
PE Interview with DD Suggester Minato-KushinaAs part of Daily Deviations PE week we have interviewed the lovely Minato-Kushina who has been suggesting DDs since November 2010. She has since then had over 500 suggestions accepted and as a result of her regular suggestions, made her name known on the DD page.
What first got you interested in wanting to suggest DDs?
I don't really remember the exact point when I started paying attention to DDs. I guess, I saw these beautiful pictures at the bottom of my page. Gradually, I understood that they were a kind of "award" for outstanding pieces. I was also wondering how some people could suggest DDs! By searching here and there, I found the way.
I eventually decided to send my first suggestion to rydi1689, the then Fan Art Gallery Moderator. She is so kind, she accepted it immediately! This encouraged me to suggest more and eventually to love this task. I am generally shy with others. So this gesture, although it may seemed normal to her, it was
Red Riding HoodI want to believe people so badly when they say they won’t bite
that I contemplate climbing into their smiling jaws
thinking that it might be better to be split in two than left hanging.
But always, I draw my red hood and flit back into the forest
running in the shadows of pathways, never stepping into clearings
because I’ve spent my whole life in the wilderness
and I still can’t tell the wolves from the woodsmen.
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Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More