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Farewell Astralseed and mamiffer!
This past week we had to bid farewell to both Astralseed and mamiffer (formerly known as etherealbeast) from the Community Relations team. We thank them for the awesome job they did as volunteers and wish them the best of lucks in her personal endeavours! If you haven't done so yet, go to their pages and give them some love!
Vector and Vexel are still open!
Moonbeam13 is working hard on bringing new faces to the volunteer team, but for the time being, the positions for Vector and Vexel are still open. As usual I want to remind you that if you have DD suggestions for these categories, both Moonbeam13 and I are taking care of them while there's no one appointed for these positions.
While I'm the honorary CV for these galleries, I'm working on giving them the attention they deserve, part of that was by focusing a Digitally Delicious article solely on Vector and another on Vexel and more will come! With that in mind, what would you like to see in the near future? More features? Contests? Tutorials? Let me know in the comments below!
Fanart vs Digital Art
Since we're touching the subject of categories, I think it's never out of place to give you a quick reminder about Fan Art.
I understand submitting your artwork to the correct category can be tricky sometimes, since they tend to overlap. Besides, you can choose to categorize your artwork not only by the media you used, but also by it's theme, genre or style, what I'm trying to say, is that if your artwork is cartoony, it could go to either Comics & Cartoons or Digital Art > Drawings & Paintings and both options would technically be correct. There is one thing however, that is a little different and it comes when your work include copyrighted characters or other elements created by someone else, in other words: Fan Art.
Fan Art should go to the Fan Art category, period. No matter if you did it digitally, it shouldn't go to Digital Art. So if you know your artwork is Fan Art, please submit it to the appropiate category and also suggest it to one of the Fan Art CVs. If you have problems determining if it should go to Fan Art or not, simply ask yourself these questions: "Do these characters belong to me? Did I create them from scratch? Did someone hire me and pay me to do this artwork?" If your answer is NO to all of them, then your work should go to Fan Art.
General Digital Art News and Features
Digitally Delicious: May 9th
Digitally Delicious: May 13th
Digitally Delicious: May 21st
Digitally Delicious: May 28th
Digitally Delicious: June 4th
Digitally Delicious: June 11th
Beast Vision Vol. 5
Beast Vision Vol. 6
Beast Vision Vol. 7
Beast Vision Vol. 8
Beast Vision Vol. 9
Beast Vision Vol. 10
Let's Talk about DDs!
Some new [but not really] notes about DDs
Digital Art DD RoundUP - April 2014
Digital Art DD RoundUp - May 2014
Photomanipulation DDs - April 2014
Photomanip DD Round-Up - May 2014
Photomanipulators Suggested by YOU - 03
Fabulous Photomanips Under 100 +faves
Just Because! - A photomanip feature
Photomanip Show Me #1: Underexposed Artists
Fabulous Photomanips under 100 +faves and more!
Photomanip Show Me #2: Bright Colors
Winners of Round 2 of the Photomanip Tournament!
Intermediate Photomanip Tournament Round 3 -- GO!!
Advanced Tournament Finals! Go!!
Photomanip Show Me #3: The Best We've Seen
When to submit your photomanips under Fan Art
3 Photomanipulators you really should be watching
Four stunning, yet underloved, photomanipulations
3 Dimensional Art
Mune have been busy with a change of job, but she's planing some activities for the summer, so stay tuned! In the meantime, take a look at a great journal she wrote titled A bit of advice..coming from a teacher!
"One thing I noticed with students, grads and even people just aspiring to make Art their "forever job" is that they are far too sensitive. Getting snippy when someone asks questions, points out technical flaws (no not your "style" excuse is going to cut it, if the anatomy is wrong and distracting to your work, that is a technical flaw). or just giving advice and your "snarky" with them, you snap, you try to professionally write a response when you are mad (yes people can see through it) etc is just not professional. If someone insults your work, ignore it, laugh about it go back to your work.
When someone tries to help you can politely say thank you and move on if you're not interested in their advice. But when you try to respond to "explain yourself" be careful with your writing."
Text Art and Typography
bringing back to life the groups she's a founder of , one of them being VecType! You can read about the group here, check out the submission guidelines here and how to join as member or contributor here.
She's also asking you about Typography Challenges and ask you some questions about it. Your input is greatly appreciated!