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October Deviousness

Celebrating Deviousness - October 2015

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
Introducing Hellobaby
“It is such a big honour for me to be part of DeviantArt and now being this month’s Deviousness award winner. I am Hellobaby, a self-taught artist, who loves drawing. My main tools are pencil & colour pencils and while I didn’t go to art school, drawing is my passion. It’s hard to believe that I joined DeviantArt 10 years ago! When I first joined, I was so confused and didn’t know how to use DeviantArt, so after I created the account, I left it. About 5 months later, I came back and started to share my work. My first work was not even a drawing, it was a photo :P. Then, I enjoyed finding new, amazing artists and was awed
:iconcongratsplz: to Hellobaby for receiving Deviousness for October! Stop by her site and say hello :wave: 

 Cherry Blossom Girl by Hellobaby  A dreaming day by Hellobaby  Alice - Kakashi in Wonderland by Hellobaby

Since there wasn't a monthly article in September see the September Deviousness Award Winner Kendra-Paige and her wonderful fashion photography!

Celebrating Deviousness - September 2015

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
Introducing Kendra-Paige
“My name is Kendra Paige, and I am a fashion and beauty photographer, as well as a photography educator. I have been a member of DeviantArt for over eleven years, joining as a young teenager while first experimenting with digital art. I first picked up a film camera in 2005, and discovered my love for photography in a high school darkroom. As fate would have it, I now have the honor of inspiring high school students as a photography instructor in sunny Florida.
The community on DeviantArt has played a vital role in my development as an artist, as well as a mentor. I wrestled with ambitious visions that I could not yet commit to reality, learn

 Divider II by RBSRdesigns


Pimps and Whoas - Sept. 17, 2015
News from the Team
:bulletpurple: App Updates: Notes and Notifications!
:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - September 2015
:bulletpurple: Core Is...
:bulletpurple: Notifications Discussion
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Mobile, Help Desk, Channels, Prints
:bulletpurple: Support One Another
   Welcome (back) Talty!
Please join me in welcoming Talty back to the Community Volunteer team. As before, she'll be helping to represent the Artisan Crafts Community.

   Rick and Morty Contest Winners
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InterdimensionallyDysfunctional ContestWinners
First Place

   The Last Witch HunterSummit Entertainment summoned four DeviantArt artists to make short animations diving into the supernatural world of The Last Witch Hunter. The artists had 60 days to create their animations, and now they’re complete! View the bewitching and terrifying animations now!


Summit Entertainment summoned four DeviantArt artists to make short animations diving into the supernatural world of The Last Witch Hunter. T
   The Last Witch Hunter ContestReach into the depths of your imagination and prepare for a confrontation against nightmarish adversaries in the new The Last Witch Hunter Contest! View the bewitching animations created by four talented deviants, and then create a unique and enchanting illustration based on one of the provided scripts.  Four grand-prize winners will be flown to New York to see the movie and meet Vin Diesel and Breck Eisner! Enter now!


Illustrate your visions of The Last Witch Hunter and hi
   Core Is...Core is an announcement of material commitment to the future of DeviantArt. Core is the supporting sustaining the momentum that leads us forward in building a stable, strong future with the innovations necessary for the community to survive and to thrive.
Core Is...
Core is an announcement of material commitment to the future of DeviantArt. Core is the fuel supporting the momentum that leads us forward in building a stable, strong future with the innovations necessary for the community to survive and to thrive.
Core Members receive special privileges in return for their commitment — and the greatest of these are the thanks and gratitude of the community. We call it Core because Core Members sustain us at the core.
   Notifications Discussion
Whether you’re checking to see the latest comment or badge sent by a fellow deviant, notifications are a vital aspect of the DeviantArt experience.
Now we want to make it even easier for you to find the latest comments, favorites, and other activities most important to you. We’re working on introducing a notifications dropdown on the header that will appear on every page of the site, so that you’ll have easier access to the latest events that matter without having to leave your browsing experience. And yes, the current notifications system will still be there.  
Here is the latest design we are looking at:


Notifications is pretty complex, here is a snippet of what it looks like on the other side of a rather seemingly simple user interface.

Naturally, we will be releasing it in sev
   Site Update: Mobile, Help Desk, Channels, Prints
Intermittent Site Updates
As you may have noticed in the past few weeks, we’ve stopped publishing our regular Site Updates. Four months ago, we launched the DeviantArt Timeline to showcase our past accomplishments and provide insight into future happenings on the site. We will continue to use the DeviantArt Timeline as a central hub of our announcements.
While we are phasing out the weekly updates, we will continue communicating changes to the community when we have announcements to share.  Smaller site changes, which were normally in the Change Log section of Site Updates, may still be communicated through ad-hoc Site Updates. This change will allow us to better focus our efforts on top priorities while making individual postings even more meaningful and impa
   Support One Another

We all have our way of using DeviantArt to engage and build relationships with other Deviants around art. We submit deviations and the community kicks into gear with comments, favs, shares and new watchers. But there are times when engagement is not as high, or it doesn't happen as quickly as normal.
We're thinking of a place dedicated to kindred activities (engagement prompts) that you could do for the Deviants in your community.
You might ask — How is that any different from how I comment, favourite and share right now?
The deviations and Deviants you engage with will be aligned with the Kindred spirit of the DeviantArt community. In other words, they will be surfaced here because they may not have received the love and consideration they deserve.
Getting a fave or a comment on a work-in-progress could be more valuable than waiting for feedback on the finished piece.
   Watch Recommendations
A few months ago, we released Watch Recommendations to new deviants -- a feature that suggests deviants to watch for those who have just joined DeviantArt.  The aim being to match new deviants with active deviants -- ones who represent the depth and breadth of all has to offer.
Starting today, we’re adding deviant recommendations to your watch.

The new Watch Recommendations will display occasionally in your watch, suggesting deviants you might be interested in following. Deviants who appear as recommendations include people who have proven to be friendly and engaging in the community, as well as deviants who have reached a standard of artistic excellence.
If you find a deviant that you’re not interested in, simply click the “x” button and you won’t see that deviant again.
The Watch Recommendations feature is exp
   Video of Chris and I closing down DA's coloTLDR; The entirety of DA was physically moved from one place to another over the past 3 weeks. WHA??! Insanity. Here's a video of us shutting down the old colocation facility and feeling pretty good about it.
LONG VERSION; On August 26, 2015, Chris Bolt (chris)  and I went to downtown LA where DeviantArt was hosted to dismantle the last of the colocation facility we inhabited for 13 years. DeviantArt has completed its transition to AWS after a long, long process that has taken chris and his team probably the better part of this year to complete. THANKS PAUL! banks, and JESSICA! petralfire - It's amazing to me how insanely complicated such a transition is, and how little the site was affected by it. We did have a glitch or two, here or there, especially the past 3 weeks, so if you experienced such a thing it was due to this wide scale transition. But on the whole? So smooth. 
This is of course due to the brilliance of my brother from anoth


Fan Art Friday: Improvement EditionFan Art
Hello :wave: Welcome to the 71st edition of Fan Art Fridays :wave: I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week =) This week is a special week however.  As this is a part of our projecteducate week for Fan Art, I am featuring Fan Art that has shown an artist's improvement over time.
Draw This Again Meme-- Christmas GOTF Sonic by EvanStanley Draw this again meme: Austria by NatsuPi
Feel free to share your improvement below :la:
   Fan Art: Interview, HunterKInterview with HunterK
1. Introduce yourself.
Hi Hi! I'm known in DA as HunterK. K is for Kai, so please call me Kai haha. I've been with DA for 10 years. I have been drawing fan arts for as long as I remember.
2. What got you started working on Fan Art?
People learn by imitating. As babies, we started learning to talk by imitating our parents. I started drawing the same way (by copying).
When I started watching cartoons and anime, I can't help but be fascinated at the cute facial expressions, glorious outfits, graceful movements and colorful sceneries. I told myself: I also want to do something like that! I want to give life to something as amazing as that!
That's when I started copying anime characters (from tv screen to paper). I didn't even know it was called fan art back then haha.
3. What do you enjoy about making and viewing Fan Art?
In making fan arts: The thought that other people al
   Capturing a character's essenceFan Art
Hello everyone!
My name is Francesca Urbinati, nime080 on DeviantArt. I'm a professional artist and a freelancer on comics, illustrations and visual design.
As a cartoonist, I'm used to mimicking dfferent styles to fit in big projects or established character designs. Today I want to share tips about drawing fan arts, capturing the essence of someone else's character while adding a bit of your personal touch.
1. Document about the character
Gather graphic references as well as information about the character's personality: is he bold or shy? What fashion style does he wear the most? Does he have a typical facial expression or pose?

There's a whole world behind each character, and a reason for each detail of his/her look and attitude. The same should be true for the fan art.
2. Use the power of composition
Composition is truly powerful. You can condense a great story into o
   Copyright Resources CompilationFan Art
When we talk about Fan Art, the question of copyright tends to come up.  There have been a lot of resources posted on the subject on DA over the years and sometimes they can be tricky to find.  So this is a comprehensive compilation on the topic posted by staff, who have had legal consultation.  I have left out older articles that are similar to the ones I included as the more recent ones would have the most accurate information.
DA's Copyright Policy
<- This is the big one, specific to Fan Art and it comes with video. 
(and more specifically ,  and )
While I have shared official articles and FAQs here, I know there are a lot of unofficial articles on the topic.
   Original Characters, Fan Art and SubmissionFan Art
Because DA has so many categories, I can guarantee that every artist has had a moment where they sit there, staring at the screen going "but this could fit 2 or 3 of those, how do I know where it should go?"  Fan Art is especially confusing because every media based subcategory exists as other categories in the submission tree.  When you throw Original Characters (OCs, also called Fan Characters), characters created by fans to exist in a universe copyrighted to someone else, the confusion only grows.  Licensed art is the cherry on top of the messy submissions sundae.  Hopefully I can untangle some of this for you below.
What counts as Fan Art?
Fan art is defined loosely as "art depicting characters and concepts to which you do not hold the copyright." So if I draw characters from FullMetal Alchemist or Legend of Zelda or The Wheel of Time, it would be considered Fan Art.  If I were to draw a chocobo or an ent, that
   Fan Art in All Forms!Fan Art in All Forms!
Calling all the fangirls, fanboys, Bronies, Whovians, and everyone else in between! You're probably well acquainted with the Fan Art submission category here on DeviantArt, but be aware there is plenty more fandomy goodness to be found in other categories as well as mediums. Fan Art is by no means limited to digital + traditional art mediums and thanks to the mind-blowing skill and creativity of fans around the world, art inspired by fandom can be found in a plethora of ways...even some you might not have been aware of!
This feature in projecteducate's Fan Art week is about showcasing just how versatile fan artists can be. Whether it's from photomanipulation, to cosplay, to artisan craft, to anything else, these fan artists are dedicated in their love for fandom and deserve to be recognized outside of the Fan Art category. :clap:
Anthro: Animals + fandom = art

Animals and fandom together? Let's go! Artists have been ultra creati
   Anime and Manga Week - Wrap UpSeptember21September27
Anime & Manga Week
21thMondayAM: Intro by cinyu
PM: Anime and Manga Interview - uchuubranko by cinyu
22thTuesdayPM: Manga Illustration: Step by step by GYRHS
23thWednesdayAM: Anime and Manga Interview - Dayrili by cinyu
PM: Tips and Tricks: Pen and Ink Techniques Article by Khallandra
24thThursdayAM: Anime and Manga Interview - xadako by cinyu
25thFridayAM: Tips and Tricks: Action Scene Basics by Khallandra
PM: Interview with longestdistance by iingo
   Anime and Manga Interview - Aka-ShiroTell us a bit about yourself and your style of Art!» I'm a Canadian college student studying Animation at Sheridan College! I mainly specialize in digital art. «
What first interested you about art and what made you start to take it more seriously?» I've always had a deep interest in drawing since a very young age, and begun wanting to improve after joining online art communities such as DeviantArt and Pixiv. «

How much do you think that the roots and origins of Art affect what we create today?
» Everything we know and see all around us, certainly in more ways than one. «

All of us artists experience the so called "art block" once in a while. What do you do to find inspiration when you need it?» I relax and watch movies, read, game, find
   Anime and Manga interview - KanekiruTell us a bit about yourself and your style of Art!» Hello! I go by Kanekiru, but most people online call me Kane for short.
I started out drawing dragons traditionally as a kid, and eventually I started traditional anime-style drawings, which turned to digital anime-style drawings. I still do traditional art, but mainly for school. Even though I really like anime, I like drawing surrealism. (You can tell I really like fantasy-based styles!) Also, I love food and listening to techno music. «

What first interested you about art and what made you start to take it more seriously?
» I think when I was four I loved watching how cartoons moved and basically served as my "new world". I wanted to create my own visual world through drawing, so I practiced everyday since then. I was a lot more serious about my anime/manga style now when a friend of mine told me my dragon drawings were getting "boring
   Tips and Tricks: Action Scene Basics
How to Draw Manga! Tips and Tricks: Action Scene Basics Introduction
Action scenes are a key part of any manga, whether they be a placid shoujo to a shounen mecha showdown. Action scenes are a dynamic action driven panel showing a fight or action against an inanimate object, or a passionate realisation. All of these follow a similar formula to create the action sequence.
Setting the Scene
When creating an action scene first consider the what action is being performed and how the two objects/subjects are interacting, i.e. show the force of the movement. For a person, it they are being hit, they will reaction in accordance to the force applied.A common way of achieving this is using the < shape to indicate where they are being hit. Take into consideration anatomy; if a person is being hit in the stomach they will produce a nice < shape with their head and shoulders coming forwards, whilst the hip becomes the poi
   Tips and Tricks: Pen and Ink Techniques Article
How to Draw Manga! Tips and Tricks Pen Techniques Introduction
A key part of traditional manga is the art of using pens and ink. There are so many variations and many things to try that can make a manga panel pop without even needing screentones. Whether the artist prefers technical pens or a nib and ink there are many variations and techniques to try. This article aims to cover some of the basics to start with.

Some Basic Pen Types
There are two main types of pens, muti-liners/technical pens and nibs in a holder. Multi-liners come in graduated sizes depending on your needs, from a super fine 0.03mm up to 1.0mm, then Brush types as well. Nibs come in all shapes and sizes as well, the most common being the G-Pen and Saji (or Spoon), but there are other types such as school, calligraphy range,  Maru. The following rough example shows a selection of Copic branded multi-liners a
   Manga Illustration: Step by stepSometimes people are afraid of traditional media in the manga illustration because it doesn't have 'ctrl+z', but when you can master this medium is actually enjoyable and practical. The title of this article was going to be 'Manga Illustration: Step by step in Traditional mixed media' but is too long, anyway I'll show you how to make an illustration using markers and watercolors. Are you ready? Then let's begin.
First, you should have the right tools, they shouldn't be the most expensive ones to work the only difference between the expensive materials and those that are not is how long they last on the canvas. The tools that I use this time are:
1. Windsor&Newton gold Ink, it could be replaced by golden marker.
2. Acrylic white paint.
3. White Gelly Roll pen.
4. Dust free eraser, or a soft eraser.
5. HB leads, you can use another leads but HB is soft and dark enough for
   Darkroom Week - Dev'd, Fixed, Time To Rinse!Darkroom Week
Ha Ha Bad Joke.
:smoking: Okay, so my sense of humor is wanting. Moving on: This week, thanks to the help of the people who made it all possible - Kaz-D, Mrs-Durden, Queen-Kitty, Aeirmidpearwood, Mrs-Freestar-Bul, kerrybush42, JillAuville, The-Egg, JenFruzz, RockstarVanity, plus all of the wonderful darkroom talents among you that we got to showcase through the week - we've got to discuss pretty much the whole spectrum of the Darkroom Gallery on DeviantArt. Many thanks to the contributors, many thanks to all of you who read and commented through the week, and I hope you learned something along the way! 
Have a story to wind everything down, in case you think Project Educate never gets real-world spillover: After my article on alt processes earlier this week, Queen-Kitty posted on Facebook that she was going to try lumen printing (because it's awesome duh)
   Interview with jillauvilleDarkroom Week
JillAuville is one talented photographer, her Darkroom gallery is full of beautiful pieces! She kindly agreed to do this interview with me so that you, the community, can get to know her and her work better."

 When did you start taking photographs?
My first memory of using a camera is from when I was 10. I used to borrow my moms camera, an Agfa Instamatic 100 that used cartridge 126 film (super modern back in those days, kids! :granny:). I ONLY took pictures of sunsets and horses. As any 10 year old probably would :blush:
I grew out of that phase however, and didn't pick up the photography I do now until 2004 (shortly before I became a member here at deviantART).
 Has photography always been a hobby or do you plan on turning it into a car
   Playing With Instant FilmDarkroom Week
I shoot instant film. Polaroid, to be specific. It's my vice. I shoot a lot of it, and it's an expensive addiction at about three dollars a frame but I do it anyway. And I'm not alone - we have many instant photographers on DA who are still using this most unique analog medium even though we could just take some digital shots and not have to refinance our houses to do it. We like instant film because of its immediacy, but also because of its purity - what spits out of the camera is what you get, flaws and all. It's hard to fake talent when you can't fix anything in post-process.
But you can, to an extent, manipulate instant film. Before we can start breaking it, though, we have to look at what it is. So we begin with:
Instant? Film? What?
Instant film spits out of the camera and makes a print, basically
   Setting up a home darkroom for printingDarkroom Week
Let me tell you a story
Others have done well with the technical stuff, so let me tell you a story. When we first looked at this little house that we eventually bought and I saw the basement room under the back porch, my immediate thought was "darkroom!" Three and a half years later, it's up and running, without me having to spend too terribly much money. The biggest single expense was getting Penfield Plumbing to hook up the utility sink I bought at Home Depot.

Welta Weltur -- Yashica-D -- Argus C3
Getting started
I started shooting film again in 2009. My dad gave me his collection of old cameras; I wanted to put his magnificent Welta Weltur rangefinder and the lowly Argus C3 Bricks back in service, so I blundered my way through the process of loading and shooting the film, then took it over to Scott Photo for developing. The next year I took an introductory film photography course at Co
   The Big Question: Digital Darkroom or Photomanip?Darkroom Week
One of the most common questions I get about the darkroom gallery is "Is this piece darkroom or a photomanipulation?" And it's a good question - the line gets a bit blurry in places, and sometimes how we define it for ease of submitting and browsing isn't completely in line with what most people would assume. Today in a very special episode of Project Educate we've cancelled our morning appointments to bring a collaborative article wherein myself and Aeirmid discussed (in realtime, albeit earlier so we could make it pretty) the lines between photography and manipulation and what pieces belong where.
Except it totally is.
Now grab some popcorn and buckle in for:
THE GREAT DEBATE: What is Digital Darkroom, and Why Isn't It a Photomanipulation

Photomanipulation involves the combination of ELEMENTS of two different photographic images
   The-Egg: Darkroom and HDRDarkroom Week
Welcome to an interview with photographer Dave Porteus that will hopefully give you some helpful insights on the Darkroom gallery, and more specifically HDR!
1) Could you introduce yourself to us briefly, and tell us about your experience as a photographer within the darkroom gallery?

Abosulutely! :D My name is Dave Porteus, and I'm a photographer currently located in Binghamton, NY. I've been uploading to the darkroom category on DA for about 11 years, and I've been shooting mostly in HDR since 2006.
2) What made you choose darkroom photography, and more specifically HDR?

Before I started with photography I was using photoshop/paint shop to do rudimentary photo manipulations, so I already had some experience with post work. Once I got into photography I found myself doing quite a bit of post-processing with most of my images, so the darkroom category seemed like a good fit.
I got into HDR largely thanks to d
   DarkroomsDarkroom Photography
When you see the word 'Darkroom Photography' or you peruse the gallery here on DeviantArt, thoughts about where the photographs actually originate from are often rare. So let's talk about Darkroom in the raw sense of the word.

What is a Darkroom?
In this modern day with photography available to us at the click of a button and within seconds of upload, many of us have forgotten where it all started. Soon, in generations to come, Darkroom will be a thing of the long forgotten past and people won't readily know the origins of Photography and how important Darkrooms were to starting it all off. So let's remind ourselves!
A Darkroom is a room that can be made completely dark in order to allow light to be processed to create sensitive photographic materials. If you're lucky, you may have a dedicated Darkroom for your image processing. If you're not so lucky, you may have
   Art in the Professions Week - Wrap Up!Art in the Professions
We've just wrapped up our third Art in the Professions week! I'd like to thank everyone who participated in making this week happen! Please give them all a hand for their hard work, and take a look at some of the articles you might have missed! :la:
Art in the Professions Week
7th Monday
AM: Intro blog by Mrs-Durden
PM: Selling Prints: Observations and Advice by tiganusi8th Tuesday
AM: Working Professionally With Amateur Models by silber-englein
   Graphic Design: My ExperienceArt in the Professions
I'm Sharon Graham, a full-time graphic designer. I'd like to share my insight on how someone can accomplish
becoming a graphic designer and my own journey obtaining this goal.

How this all started:

Graphic design has been in my life since I was 14. When I enrolled into a vocational highschool for graphic arts. I was trained on how to shoot negatives, use a darkroom and to strip films. I also learned how to run printing presses, collating machines and more. Typesetting the citys’ letterheads and envelopes were common as well as making the elementary school lunch menus in highschool. However my educational path and jobs over the years have brought me to more of the design side (which is what I always wanted).
I attended college for two years and then made the decision to work full time and dropped out of college. At the age of 20 I was hired to be the technical assistant for the graphic arts teacher at a local tradesc
   So You Want to Be A Stock Photographer! Part I.Art in the Professions
Hello, I am TomFawls. I've been shooting digital stock photos and selling them through the on-line stock photo sites for over 10 years, so I hope you'll understand that I feel compelled to offer a few unsolicited pieces of advice to someone who's just starting out.
Stock photography is a great way to expand your portfolio and an “OK” way to increase your income. It can also stifle your “artistic” side a bit, as you're shooting to meet other people's (mostly commercial) needs, not your own artistic gratification.
Part I of this article will cover ways to sell your stock images, licensing, the stock photography market, and the actual photography.
Ways to Sell Your Stock Images
While there are a lot of ways to get your stock photos out there earning money for you (including offering them here on DA, putting up your own website or schlepping your portfolio around to different stock image users in your loca
   So You Want to Be A Stock Photographer! Part II.Art in the Professions
Hello, I am TomFawls. I've been shooting digital stock photos and selling them through the on-line stock photo sites for over 10 years, so I hope you'll understand that I feel compelled to offer a few unsolicited pieces of advice to someone who's just starting out.
Stock photography is a great way to expand your portfolio and an “OK” way to increase your income. It can also stifle your “artistic” side a bit, as you're shooting to meet other people's (mostly commercial) needs, not your own artistic gratification.
Welcome to Part II of this article, where I will cover the financials, drawbacks, and some popular stock photography websites.
The Financials
The Prices.
So now you're ready to start selling your stock images. The good news is that, because you own all your images, you can sell them again and again and again. The bad news is that most of your sales through the stock image websi
   Interview with StellartcorsicaArt in the Professions
AUTHORHi my name is George-B-Art and this week I will present you a great Digital Artist !
Please read this amazing interview with stellartcorsica 

Interview with stellartcorsica Digital Artist

Hi stellartcorsica , can you tell us a little about you ?
:bulletgreen:My name is Estelle Chomienne aka Stellart. I come from Corsica (France). I am 35. I am a self-taught digital artist for 4 years. I do personal photo manipulations since 2013.

How did you get started in the world of arts ?
:bulletgreen:Drawing in traditional art, but I do prefer the digital media with Wacom tablet.I always loved drawing when I was a child. I used to do portraits and dresses.

 I can see in your profile that you're a Digital Artist. Please tell us what your specia
   Pricing PhotomanipulationsArt in the Professions
Hello everyone, and welcome to the Art in the Professions Week!
My name is Orina and I am a digital artist, mainly photomanipulator. I've been working commercially with clients for a few years and I've been often asked, by fellow photomanipulators, how do I price my works. Many of the people who are just starting getting involved with selling their skills, feel a bit lost when it comes down to pricing their work, so I'd be happy to shed some light on this field, based on my personal experience so far.
But let's start from the beginning. What is photomanipulation?
Photomanipulation is the application of image editing techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion or deception (in contrast to mere enhancement or correction), through analog or digital means.source: Wikipedia


Hence, two or more photographs are required for a
   7 Steps to become a professional artistArt in the Professions
Hello everyone!
My name is Francesca Urbinati, nime080 on DeviantArt. I'm a professional artist and a freelancer on comics, illustrations and visual design.
Here are some tips from my experience about jumping from amateur to professional.
1. Make it happen
Nothing will come your way if you don't set the ground for it. In other words "don't wait for success to knock your door, smash his own door and get in (cit.)".
Don't waste time, keep on studying every single day and stay committed.

The 8th book of my comic series Niki BatspriteJust a few years ago, this project existed in my head only. Now it's real.
2. Focus
Set your long term goals: companies you'd like to work for, a self-project you want to release, a specified job you would do everyday (p.e. book covers, drawing comics, animate, concept designs, etc).
Split this main go
   How I kicked the 9-5 ideal and followed my heartArt in the Professions
The great thing about being an artist is that you have many different career options open to you. You can choose to work solely on your art as fine art, you can find a corporation that will utilize your work for their needs, or you can freelance. Each option is a fine choice and neither makes you more or less legitimate as an artist. What matters most, though, is how you feel with that choice.
When I graduated from high school, I knew I wanted to make movies. I did everything I could to get to film school, what I thought was the proper path to reach that goal, but I ended up settling for a community college electronic media program. The program was fine and it taught me the necessary skills for media production, but it also had an output that screamed "corporate world," which is also the same result my parents were pressuring me toward. I fought with my parents frequently about the standard 9-5 lifestyle and I always gave in. I looked for jobs in corporations tha
   Ways to use your art in a non-artistic careerArt In The Professions
Ways to use your art in non-artistic careers
What does this mean KovoWolf? Well let me indulge! Art can really be applied to any work force if you are in the position to be creative. Whether that's welding, photography, or a desk job.
Applying your artistic skills in a non-artistic work environment can be crucial and at times, benefit you in making you become a valuable asset to any company. So the purpose of this PE article is to shed some light on ways your artistic insight can benefit your employer and yourself! 
A Good Eye
It's safe to say that anyone who is artistic can bring a lot to the table in any career. You have the passion for things that are creative, unique and your own but can also follow guidelines and direction if need be. Think of it like coloring within the lines of a page in a coloring book. Being uniform but at the same time being totally unique.
One of the many things about bei
   What Is a Literary Journal?Art in the Professions Week

There are lots of magazines out there. Ones you might be more familiar with are the ones you can buy at the grocery store check-out aisle—Elle, Vogue, People, Cooking Light. You know, that stuff. But most of these magazines publish work that is along the lines of journalism, or occasionally creative non fiction (CNF) and criticism (reviews). Magazines you might not be as familiar with are literary journals. You probably won't find these at the grocery store. You might, but it's probably just The New Yorker. The Paris Review if you're at some schmancy place. These are some of the oldest and most celebrated literary magazines in the world, and they publish creative nonfiction, criticism, fiction, poetry, and other in-between-y type pieces. But they're just drops in the ocean of the lit mag esta
   Tips for (Fractal) CommissionsArt in the Professions
Hello! :wave:
I've been making fractals for almost 4 years now and it happened that people sent me messages about using my fractals for commercial or personal purposes. These are my two cents on the matter of taking commissions and how to do that in the best way possible, for both you and the client. :D
(These tips can be applied to other fields of art too!)
I will add an "Additional Tips for Fractals" whenever I will talk about selling fractals in particular.
First and foremost:
If commissions are not your thing, don't do them.
Nobody forces you to take commissions. :) It requires a lot of patience to deal with the clients and most of the times you have to follow their directions, despite you feeling that the final artwork would work out so much better if you make it your way. So if you don't feel comfortable adapting your artwork to the client's necessities (because you feel they wouldn't make the best use of it), feel fre
   To See the World in a Grain of Sand: MicroscopyArt in the Professions
Introduction: What is Microscopy?
No matter if you are an artist or a scientist, we cannot help but to be fascinated by the world around us. Nature is a perpetual source of inspiration for humans as we learn to live with it and live as a part of it. And since a picture speaks a thousand words, both artists and scientists have worked hard to capture the profound beauty found in our everyday lives. The field of microscopy started from these simple principles and are applied to looking at things that are very, very small.
The world we live in is made of some really small things, indeed. And ever since the beginning of scientific discovery, humans have tried to get a glimpse of these building blocks of life. However, our search into the very small could not properly take place until the physics of optics and the skills of lens-grinding were understood and perfected by scientists. But since Galileo cobbled together his "Occhiolino" in 1625, the
   Project Educate - NewsletterNewsletter
We have had another great few months with lots of educational articles and happenings. Coming up we have Art in the Professions week with Mrs-Durden, Darkroom week with tiganusi, Anime & Manga with cinyu and Fan Art with Lyricanna. If you want to participate in any of those weeks then note the relevant lead involved! Hurry though, time is ticking! For our full schedule check out Project Educate - Dates and Information! If you want to know more about how to write an article for projecteducate then check out How to write an article for Project Educate by Mrs-Durden.
Education Recap
Throughout the end of July and into August we have had some fantastic articles. We have had a Traditional Art Week with Agaave, Macro with Kaz-D and MarcosRodriguez, Infrared with :de


My friend is making a scary moveS1v1 is my best friend and the main reason I originally joined DA.
He's also a very talented filmmaker - truly a rising star in the field. Now, he's recently left his job to make the scary move of starting for himself.
I realised there's a way we can help him with this! His short documentary is in the second place for a very important festival and we can still vote.
Imagine, if we surprise him with all our votes, and he wins - that'd be a amazing!
And a great kickstart to his new solo career.
Can you help me?? You can vote for him here (Ctrl + F to look for "on your doorstep").
You can watch his video here:
Oh - and he's currently in the 2nd spot!! So voting can help him tremendously. He'll be so happy! :D
   Browsing by Newest v26, +DDs By The NumbersDDs So Far
I noticed this morning while setting some DDs that I'm one away from having set 300 DDs. That's... a lot. A lot less than some people who've been around for a while have set, but still, 300 seems like a big number. Got me to thinking about what I've DDed. So I grabbed the last 100 pieces I set and crunched some numbers. And made pie charts. :v

Evidently I DD People and Portraits over a third of the time - which is typical since it's the biggest gallery by a wide margin under my umbrella. Followed by darkroom about once a week on average, so again no shock. Y'all should suggest more so I can get those little wedges to be bigger next time I run numbers. A whopping 15% of my DDs are from Expressive Portraiture, making it the single biggest subcategory I feature from.
I know a lot of people assume that seniors, CVs, staff and other "prominent" users - plus people who pay for core memberships - get most DDs. Sounds legit as far as
   General Photography DDs - August 2015:iconcommunityrelations: Welcome!
This month the general photography CVs - Kaz-D, Mrs-Durden, and myself - set a total of 88 DDs! World domination is coming along nicely! :pringles: Many thanks to everyone who's suggested to us, and as always we need more suggestions so don't be shy! Our guidelines are linked at the bottom of this article, and we tend to get a lot more People and Portraits suggestions than anything else so bonus points if you send us great pieces from the "weird" galleries. Self-suggestions are always welcome if you have a piece of your own that you think we should see!
:iconkaz-d: Features by Kaz-D

Underneath the dance of the golden lamps II by RapidHeartMovement Summer harvest by UrsulaOT
Color Blast by zoomzoom brot by stachelpferdchen GT86 by MalcolmFeth Fungi soup by fotografka
I Against I by MissSouls Baby B by ClaudiaFMiranda Waikiki Love by AndrewShoemaker Untitled by JuleOfJune
Selfie/Cityscape by Ulprus :thumb545
   Tuesday Treats: DinosaursMonday Muses | Thursday Greets | Weekend Fun | WishingWell Weekly
:star: Dinosaurs :star:


 Maiasaurus by jpowersillustration
Thank you for participating! :heart:
:star: Next week theme: Filigree and anything swirly :star:
   VPNaNoEmo Weeks 3 and 4 Round-upIt was a bit of a light year, but I feel that considering the challenges the emote community has faced (with AddMedia killing our gallery and many older members moving off-site), we had a pretty good turnout. Again, thank you to everyone to participated. Be sure to check back in November when we host our regular NaNoEmo which has more of a focus on smaller and/or chat-friendly emotes.
Week 4

Week 3

Weeks 1 & 2
VPNaNoEmo Weeks 1 and 2 Round-up by Mirz123
See you in November! Hi-Hi Cutie Emote + PLZ 
   Eleven.. Cover Contest!
So, for as long as I can remember I've had access to the most incredible range of books, from novels, tall tales and everything in between; all of those I've read (and I'm sure you all agree) it's most frequently their covers you immediately think of when you hear their titles.  It goes without saying that a picture tells a thousands words, and cover art, for that specific reason has to grab the reader by the eyeballs and hold their attention right through to the very last page in a yummy, captivating smorgasbord of plot teasers, incredible characters and dreamy (or dystopian) landscapes.   Essentially, book cover p0rn :D
Visiting bookshops used to be as much about the cover art as it was about the text on the pages, which is why these days seeing the dozens of dreary, completely plain covers which do absolutely NOTHING to sell the book leaves me a little cold.  Further I just can't understand why publishers are going in this direction.
   Bipolar depressionDepression is a pain in the ass.
First, I want to say I don't give a damn who laughs or rolls their eyes about this post. I don't care if you think I'm being narcissistic or whiny. This isn't about you.
Depression is a pain in the ass. It totally interferes with what you want to do with your life. It drives away friends and hurts family members. It can cost you your job due to absences or loss of productivity.
It hurts, and left unchecked it can kill. I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me. I am writing this post so that maybe I can educate other people about what it's like.  
So what is it like?
I can only tell you how I feel, and I should note that my depression is bipolar depression, not "regular" (unipolar) depression. That means I'm talking about the lows of bipolar disorder..
First, I feel like it is taking every ounce of energy I have to write this stupid journal. I am exhausted. All I want to do
   Stunning new Photomanips

Comm: lingen37 by Bright-Button
   Winners of A Writers Arsenal ContestThis Feature is a prize for the winners of the "A Writers Arsenal Contest". Congratulations everybody, you guys did all an AMAZING job at this contest!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::clap::clap::clap::iconflyingheartsplz: Here are the details of the contest :love: ---> A Writer's Arsenal (contest) And here you can see all the winners and participants :eager: ---> WINNERS OF A WRITERS ARSENAL I'm very proud of our dear shehrozeameen for having conducted such a successful contest!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: Shehroze, you're Amazing!!! :happycry:
So without further ado, let me present you the winners!!! :drumroll: :drumroll: :drumroll: 
   Stock Radar #15


 Ivy Arcade 6 by eleutheria-stock
St Giles Church by kippa2001
24 Flying Stone Brushes by stockgorilla
African Sunrise by syoul-stock
Takoda - full body 21 by Livinja-Stock Sarah Shadows and light 2a by jagged-eye
- cloud stock - by amka-stock
Stock053 (Tube) by Einheit00
Smoke #2 by CrateboySTOCK
Vine Fairy 5 by PirateLotus-Stock
girl by sergekrivoshei
Sculpture 028 by Kowia The Sleep Of Sorrow (Statue) by Null-Entity
   Prompt 9: Super Blood on MarsOr, to put it in a less-current-news-referential way, superpowered dudes on the Red Planet.
Obviously, it's not unheard of to have superheroes from Mars, but in this case, we're going to focus on superheroes from Earth.
Even more obviously, they should have a superpower which is salient to a Mars mission in some way. Bear in mind that space travel is expensive as fuck. If you want to go the Dr. Manhattan route I can't stop you, but I can guarantee that Watchmen did it better. (Or can I?)
1500 words max.
Ask yourself:
Who would send a superhero to Mars in the first place?Why?What would the arrival of that person do to local conditions?
Also, an article from Scientific American.
   APN Daily Deviations RoundUp: September 2015Hello all,
I'm happy to present the Animals, Plants, & Nature Photography Roundup for September 2015, which includes all of the deviations that I featured throughout the month. Please take this opportunity to have another look at the work of these talented artists and give them some love!
As always, your suggestions are welcome! Send me as many as you'd like. Details on sending DD suggestions are at the bottom of this feature.
:iconJenFruzz: Features by JenFruzz

speck of dust (one) by sa-nick86
Autumn Wind by Hestefotograf
Luminous Bliss by tvurk
Misty Morning by carlosthe
Two are better than one by AngiWallace
immerse by jaelise
pqtwo by grezelle
Cloud Window by CapturingTheNight
It's a kind of magic by WiCkedW1TcH
Lost in the morning by xrust
Send Me Your APN Suggestions!
JenFruzz's DD Gu
   dAmn Tab Logger - New UserScript for dAmnHello, everyone! :la: I've been working on a new userscript for dAmn lately and having it tested out by a few regular chatters.
It's called dAmn Tab Logger:
Go check it out! :la:
   Nom Nom 87
Nom Nom is back! The tasty food feature that is designed to make you drool, head to the kitchen or write comments such as 'Don't do this to meeeeeeeee....!' I'm still looking for suggestions for the tasty Noms that you'd love to see featured so please don't hesitate to note me with your ideas! In the meantime please enjoy these tasty Noms focusing on the amazing, tasty, beautiful CHEESECAKE!

Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken |
   Week #4 - Wrap UpWe're at the end of the journey.  By this point you should have a plot outline, well rounded characters and your setting.  Some of you may be ready to start writing, and some of you may want to tweak your outlines a little more after going through your character motivations.  Either way, you're in good shape for writing.
This week we don't have an assignment as we've had for previous weeks, but we do have some small tasks. 
"What If" Questions

These questions should be designed to alter your plot outline drastically.  Take the key points of your plot and ask a "What if X happened?" question.  Explore the answer and how it would alter your plot.  Does it make it better?  Is the outcome more appealing than your original plot?  You should challenge yourself to do at least five of these questions depending on your story.  If it's longer, you may want to try more than five.
Some examples:
Harry Potter: What if Harry
   Calling all emoticonistsProjectComment
I've recently been contacted by ProjectComment who are looking for a selection of emoticons to be made on the theme of commenting. They are a great community based group which encourage deviants to share constructive comments with each other and it would be fantastic if the emote community could lend them a hand and make some emotes for them to use.
This isn't a contest - no prizes, no winner - just the satisfaction of making emotes for a good cause and receiving exposure to their 6000+ members.
Some ideas include a comment variation of emoticons such as:
If this is something that you'd like to help with, just crack over your art program and get creating. The more emotes the merrier and you don't need to check if it's ok before you start to make them. Once you've finished (or if you have any questions) please send ProjectComment or 3wyl a note and they will be happy to respond.
I l
   The Other and OthernessOtherness can be defined as anything or anyone who is not part of the dominant culture, or the person that they dominance is about. Artists are in collusion with the dominant culture and the rest of the people in the lower culture. Until we reach the Romantic period, there is not a lot of political or cultural dissent in art. This is because art was mainly focused on the patrons who purchased the pieces. The lower classes, rough, unpredictable, violent, excessive, threats to the established order. Facial appearance, body posture, stasis or movement, individuality and details (or lack thereof), paleness vs. tan pigmentation.
Class & Gender.

Pre-enlightenment there was not many artworks that reference individuality. Difference was less noted in art because there was more social isolation simply because of the lack of technologies that would have allowed for diversity. All experiences had to be made through first hand contact.


Wish Fondue 15.9.4Featuring critiques/comments, badges and miscellaneous wishes.
Take a look at the new wishes!
Wishing for cake, llama or llama accessory badges
:groups: Felizias wishes to reach runaway llama. :groups:
:groups: Stygma wishes for llamas. :groups:
:star: BloomingRoseXeniia wishes to receive more llamas. :star:
:star: iLantiis wishes for the runaway llama. :star:
  Cecily: NGC 6402 by iLantiis  Constellation Task 1: Civilian Form Grus by iLantiis
:star: sundayAnarchy wishes for th
   Week FunMonday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Thursday Greets | WishingWell Weekly
Welcome to Weekend Fun!

Admin News
Contest! Grant prize over 2k points!
September Is DeviantHEART Month!
We need help for next PixelChallenges contest!
Affiliates News
If you want to affiliate with us, please write in your request the reason why you want to be affiliated with dAWishingWell. We will then affiliate to you. In exchange, your group will appear in the next Thursday Greets and your DeviantArt community rel
   ProjectPorkchop Vol480:iconragnz:
A member of DA for three years, Indonesian artist Regy is developing a great style in digital art, creating dynamic concepts with flowing lines and soft colors. His paintings are highly detailed with a focus on capturing the expressive qualities of various characters and creatures, thereby contributing to maximum viewer investment. Do stop by Regy's gallery and offer him a word of encouragement! 

see more..
Newly arrived to the community, Jennifer is an American artist doing beautifully detailed miniatures of fairy tale style houses, doors, and characters that will delight any fantasy fan. Using polymer clay as her main medium, Jennifer is able to sculpt these complex and polished pieces that display her amazing technique, and will inspi
   ProjectPorkchop Vol481:iconjhsavoldelli:
Jean-humbert is a professional digital from France. He creates thought-provoking imagery and shapes on the canvas in an abstract style that uses bold colors and light to fine effect. Incorporating knives instead of brushes into his technique, Jean's paintings have a perceptible textural roughness that is visually appealing. Having been awarded a DD months ago, this deviant is poised to attract even more community-wide attention!

Suggested by TinyWild 
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Hailing from the UK, Lidia's talents are applied to a variety of artistic categories, from digital and traditional art to tattoo designs. She favors a gothic pin-up style and her works are all wonderfully detailed and colored. There are so many creative avenue
   DeviantArt About (Greek)This is an unofficial Greek translation of the About DeviantArt faq. For more translated FAQs, please visit InternationalFAQ.
Αυτή είναι μια ανεπίσημη Ελληνική μετάφραση του "σχετικά με το DeviantArt" faq. Για παραπάνω μεταφρασμένα FAQs, παρακαλώ επισκεφθείτε το InternationalFAQ.
Σχετικά με το DeviantArt
FAQ#29:Πώς γί
   Three Weeks in CSSGetting a feel for my new schedule and this is what I'll have to do, weekends!  Saturdays for This Week In CSS articles and Sundays for the CSS Challenges.  It will be the only practical way for me.  I'm getting behind and don't like it.  I've been rather sick this week, so just been sleeping.  I slept the whole day on Thursday, I think.  No idea what day it was.  My schedule has gotten all haywire.  I started writing this article last weekend, but really, cannot manage to stay on track.  We've started a low carb diet along with doing all the homeschool thing.  Complete lifestyle change.  Sorry for my absence from the community, I feel like I'm letting you all down by not continuing this on a schedule, perhaps it's mostly letting myself down.  I know how awful I am at deadlines and keeping up with projects.  So, all I can promise is that I'll try.  I know that no one really expects this of me, but it is something I e   October Contest : Animals, Plants and NatureHello, CRPhotography members!
I'm on fire!
I'm particularly glad and honored to present to all of you
the photography category 
that will be spotlighted this month, which will be: Animals, Plants and Nature (APN).
If you entered September's contest, be aware that the winners will
be announced in the middle of the month!
Heart So... What's the theme?
APN, as in DeviantArt's photo category. Animals, Plants, & Nature photography can be defined as photographs of the natural world. Common themes include natural scenery, domestic and wild animals, and flora. Photographs of plants, animals, landscapes, and other features of the earth, as opposed to human creations.
The different categories you can apply for in thiscontest for this category are:
   Halloween Fae Competition Open👻🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃~👻⊱ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ⊰👻~🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃👻
With the run up to Halloween TheFairyGarden will be hosting a Halloween fae theme competition. You can make any kind of fae you like just as long as it fits in with the theme.
Competition will run from today until Oct 31st
* Create a Halloween themed fae, this should go without saying, but he must have fairy wings.
* One entry per person
* You must be a member of TheFairyGarden or join when you submit :)
* No old artwork. You must create something especially for this competition
* Must be a form of digital art
* Must be your own original work, NO celebrity images
* Stock used must be legit and credited
* The group icon and a link back to this journal must be included in the artwork description
* You are not allowed to ask anyone for votes
Contest will be judged by member
   Through-a-Lens: SeptemberHi there, it is dekorAdum here!
I've collected the best submissions from each Gallery Folder at Through-a-Lens.
Abstract and Surreal

Animals, Plants and Nature III


   The Night Circus October ChallengeGreetings Revelers...
October is a HIGHLY inspiring month for all things dark, spooky or simply erie, is it not? I often struggle to find a theme for this month that isn't all OVER other DA groups. That said, our new challenge is "The Night Circus." Which means you'll be showing us some element of circus/carnivale life as it pertains to the odd. That can mean geeks, freaks, fortune tellers/seers and any manner of the life of a traveling show. There is also a book by the same title, that if you've read it and can select something that inspires you from it to fit this "enlarged" theme-go for it. So here are the details:
Here in the US, we are in the Autumnal season. I LOVE this time of year, though I have to travel to another state to actually SEE the leaves change. :P Those of you in the middle of Winter or other seasons-you get to REALLY use your imaginations. So here we go with the details:
:bulletred: The requirement for this challenge will be to show us a manip that includes a model
   Theme for OctoberHalloween
Costumes everywhere!
shrieks of laughter fill the air
Happy Halloween!
by Katie Robinson
The Monthly Theme for October is
Halloween may include -
Pumpkins and Gourds
Anything that reminds you of Halloween!
Make this light-hearted and lots of fun!
All media accepted
Please follow the group guidelines.
We will not accept dark art of any kind.
We will not accept graveyards.
We will not accept negative portrayals of black cats.
You may submit one picture to the
Monthly Theme Folder
Halloween Theme will run from today October 1st to October 29th
Have fun! :D
Features will follow, of course! ;)
   ThumbHub Unveiled, Vol. 4Welcome to this week's #ThumbHub chat journal feature! This series unveils the art of the talented deviants whose work is frequently displayed in our chat room using our art-sharing bot. The level of talent from our chatters and those they admire is astounding.
To help expose these artists to even MORE eyes, the moderators of #ThumbHub have decided to present this weekly journal feature. We hope you enjoy the artwork as much as we do.
Have you visited #ThumbHub yet? Come
   Tuesday Take-insWelcome to Tuesday Take-ins!
Each Tuesday we are going to welcome our newest members here to show our support.
Say "Hi" to our recent members:

No features yet~

No features yet~

   Forever Waiting by IdunaHayaPhotography
   Fella's ArtFest: September 2015 Winners!:fella: Entries
The theme for September's ArtFest was leaves.
The entries are below! :la:

:fella: Winners

:star: First Place goes to AlexanderPaupoff who will receive a 6-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
:star: Second Place goes to MagicalJoey who will receive a 3-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
:star: Third Place goes to puzzledpixel who will receive a 1-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
* Prizes are courtesy of DeviantArt.
:fella: See you all for next month's ArtFest! :wave:


Angels Without Wings October 2015
October 2015  
APH-Britannia Angel-Free icon Who are Angels without Wings? 
They are those fellow deviants:
Yellow Square Bullet  who more or less regularly feature other deviants
Yellow Square Bullet who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
Yellow Square Bullet  who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
Yellow Square Bullet  who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
Yellow Square Bullet  who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
Yellow Square Bullet 
   AWW - October 2015
Who are Angels without Wings?
They are those fellow deviants:
Bullet; Pink who more or less regularly feature other deviants
Bullet; Pink who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
Bullet; Pink who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
Bullet; Pink who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
Bullet; Pink who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
Bullet; Pink who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
Bullet; Pink who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
Bullet; Pink who give fair and helpful critiques (whether of
   AWW - October 2015Who are Angels without Wings?
They are those fellow deviants:
Bullet; Pink who more or less regularly feature other deviants
Bullet; Pink who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
Bullet; Pink who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
Bullet; Pink who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
Bullet; Pink who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
Bullet; Pink who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
Bullet; Pink who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
Bullet; Pink who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
Bullet; Pink or whatever else helpful, kind, supportive they mig
   Angels Without Wings - 2015 October
Who are Angels without Wings?
They are those fellow deviants:
Bullet; Pink who more or less regularly feature other deviants
Bullet; Pink who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
Bullet; Pink who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
Bullet; Pink who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
Bullet; Pink who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
Bullet; Pink who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
Bullet; Pink who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
Bullet; Pink who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
Bullet; Pink or whatever else helpful, kind,


My Daily Deviation Highlights IIWelcome to a Community Volunteer project in which we will be highlighting our favourite Daily Deviations featured within the recent weeks! We would like to encourage the community to join in on this project by simply going through the Daily Deviations page and collecting some of their favourite pieces of art within a journal titled "My Daily Deviation Highlights"! We hope this project will help spread awareness and love for Daily Deviations and our fellow deviant artists!
Use the hashtag #DDHighlights so we can find your journals! Love

DD Highlights is a Project Created by Mrs-Durden ~ Here are a few of those who have met the challenge of creating a "DD Highlights" journal:

DD Highlights Minimalism
:bulletblue: :bulletblue: :bulletblue:

My Favourites

My Gallery

Commission Info


Note Me

:bulletblue: :bulletblue: :bulletblue:
:bulletwhite: A Community Project to Support DDs:bulletwhite:

Found the series on DevNews -- to quote from one of the journals (by
   My Daily Deviations Highlights
Hi everybody :wave:
I usually refrain from tags, but Astarsia and lintu47 threw this project my way, and it is so important for the community... So, here it is!
Do you know the feeling when you see something you like, and then another one, and another one, till you embarque yourself in a trip? This is what happened to me. I started looking for recent DD's and I got carried away also back in time till 2006 :giggle:
And here are some of the gems I found...:


Moonlight City by HRFleurWater and sky are in love. by Suzanne-Helmigh
Beautiful Skin Fairy by DarkTownArt
   My Daily Deviation HighlightsI was tagged by Minato-Kushina to take part in this, so I was more than happy to join in. This is the project by Mrs-Durden and anyone who'd love to join in is very welcome. More about the project you can read below:
Welcome to a Community Volunteer project in which we will be highlighting our favourite Daily Deviations featured within the recent weeks! We would like to encourage the community to join in on this project by simply going through the Daily Deviations page and collecting some of their favourite pieces of art within a journal titled "My Daily Deviation Highlights"! We hope this project will help spread awareness and love for Daily Deviations and our fellow deviant artists!
Use the hashtag #DDHighlights so we can find your journals!
   My Daily Deviation Highlights:iconemptyspaceplz:
Hi, everyone! :wave: I hope you had a nice summer with your family and friends. :sun: :relax: mmm... tard-cream 
Mrs-Durden organised a great feature project: My Daily Deviation Highlights, showing DDs that caught our attention in the last weeks.
I decided to choose some DDs from a bit earlier: the 12 weeks of May-June-July, so that we see these beautiful pieces once again. :heart:
Give them all the love and attention they deserve! :dalove: I also tag whoever of you can to do a similar journal and spread the love around. :#1:
Congratulations DD Artists! Keep up your talented job! :iconcongratsddplz: :clap: :party: :hug:

   My Daily Deviation Highlights, v1The Intro
Mrs-Durden got the idea that we could boost the penetration of DDs to our watchers by posting some of our favourite DDs featured by people other than us in the last bit (and you can post one of these too, so get posting; not only CVs can get in on the fun). I said "Nina y u do" and then looked at the last week of DDs and found lots of great stuff, so here's my take on the theme!
Nina is angry today.
Check out Nina's journal at this link - My Daily Deviation Highlights - and then join the party!
The Art

Twilight by paulypants
Mommy Kisses by TammyPhotography
Goldfish geisha by fridouw
   My Daily Deviations Highlights

Squeaky Clean by MightyFineArt
Ocean Tree by Kiarya
A Esfinge by eDufRancisco
Celeb by hazub
fragments in the frozen cipher by rce-ordinary
Aya by Escente
Amish Country by Mrs-Durden
A WINTER'S DAY by Cantatus-Promise
White Queen by VeroniqueThomas
A Hostage to Her by BloodshotInk
The Silent Street II by raysheaf
Gogo Tomago by jaytablante
Glass of beer under the zeppelin by DancingWitch
We're Simply Meant To Be by NanoMortis
Listen 2 by benke33
Scary Selfie by artistneetu
Skyfall // Firework by refromresk
Snowwhite by Hanny-Honeymoon
   My Daily Deviation Highlights IIWelcome to a Community Volunteer project in which we will be highlighting our favourite Daily Deviations featured within the recent weeks! We would like to encourage the community to join in on this project by simply going through the Daily Deviations page and collecting some of their favourite pieces of art within a journal titled "My Daily Deviation Highlights"! We hope this project will help spread awareness and love for Daily Deviations and our fellow deviant artists!
Use the hashtag #DDHighlights so we can find your journals! La la la la
For this round of highlights, I'm posting my favorite Traditional Art DDs from the past several weeks:
   My Daily Deviation HighlightsAnother edition of the Community Volunteer led project in which we will be highlighting our favourite Daily Deviations featured within the recent weeks! We would like to encourage the community to join in on this project by simply going through the Daily Deviations page and collecting some of their favourite pieces of art within a journal titled "My Daily Deviation Highlights"! We hope this project will help spread awareness and love for Daily Deviations and our fellow deviant artists!
Use the hashtag #DDHighlights so we can find your journals! Love

Love is... Please join in to promoting Daily Deviations ~ use the hashtag #DDHighlights in order for others to find your feature!

Kitty 'n Pumpkin Divider (Right) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Pumpkin (Right) - F2U! by Drache-LehrePumpkin Divider Solo Face - F2U! by Drache-LehrePumpkin Solo (Left) - F2U! by Drache-LehreKitty 'n Pumpkin Divider (left) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

Lake on Autumn by KmyGraphic

NEWS 'til Hell freezes over
Estd: Sep 5th, 2010

Skin design & coding Copyright © CypherVisor

The Treasure Chest- Ed. 12

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 11:35 PM

:icondevnews: DevNews :icondevnews:

:icongrouphugplz:Welcome To Our VISUAL News Showcase :icongrouphugplz:
What is it?
:icontreasurechestplz:THE TREASURE CHEST:icontreasurechestplz:
"The Treasure Chest"-
Truly OUTSTANDING work, found from around dA from Active Deviants,
any genre or media, with 299 faves or less.

:note: We've had a couple of good questions about what is considered ACTIVE for this monthly event.
ACTIVE: If the artist has not shown ANY signs of ANY activity within Eight (8) weeks, or so, I would not suggest them. At least not for the time being- they may return of course, because two months isn't  super long.

Activity does not necessarily mean submitting deviations, though. They could be here every day commenting, replying, doing features for other people, and otherwise being supportive, but perhaps NOT submitting their own work for say... a YEAR, for example.
And this is still considered ACTIVE, in my opinion.
I hope this helps. :aww:

This Activity began as a weekly activity within dAWishingWell's Sunday/Monday weekly summation News Article:
"WishingWell Weekly" more than a year ago!

It has been well received and includes participants who want to suggest a few of their own.  SO, we decided to do a similar News Article, but one that's only focused on the treasures, as a MONTHLY Article here at DevNews. :D

We really hope you enjoy it!

:icontreasurechestplz:The Treasure Chest, ED. 12:icontreasurechestplz:

Healing Your Wounds by Aurora-SilverIn The Woods by Hanna-RiikkaNimue by HeilyAens
The day I took my cock out in London by Sean-ographyPresident of Norway by madaigualKeep Calm dA by George-B-Art
Guiding Lights by batjorge- Watermill  under Milky Way - by UNexperiencedSwedish Forest- Watercolor by IsabelleMaria
Bright Morning by Cyan707Blue Eyes by MeorowFlorida Sunset by Sillybilly60
Humanity by MaresaSinclairLady Ludie by Necerti

:eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes:

Women's Soccer III by Trippy4UFreedom by primalfuryanQuilled Poinsettia Flower Ornament by SpiralArtisan
Queen of the Koi   by LindArtzBird Farm by ladyjudinaThe Matterhorn reflected in the Stiijisee by artamusica
A little Fall rain by gigi50Caligo Memnon II by blizzard2006Raging by Kostandina
Okeechobee Lake Sunset Panorama by TomFawlsTeddy by nivekythe strenght is to be found in serenity by MT-Photografien
ROMANTIC MOOD by LewiARTsThe sun won't go down tonight by wind-princessRaven in flight by Sergey-Ryzhkov
The Green Path by MarcoHeislerWool Carder Bee Series 1-1 by dalantechLevitation I by NoisyGhosts
Nuages metalliques by Princess-Suki-WHere To Stay Forever by haifischfutterPiranha Pit by JKase911
conflicting ideas by dimajaberThe Survivor by JocelyneR Sleepy BeautyYoung Autumn - such a gentle, sleepy beauty
That cozies up in nippy arms of breeze;
And when the wind is acting rather moody,
She gifts him with bouquet of golden leaves.
She sports a pretty dress of amber daylight
And harvest wreath adorns her scarlet hair.
She loves to bathe in pool of early twilight,
While pondering which starlight studs to wear.
And hearts of hearths are easily ignited
Just as she glides past homes of tired streets.
Upon their glow, she's girlishly delighted,
And leaves by doors some pumpkins as a treat.

Pray for RainPray For Rain by J.A. Grier
Brown and brittle dirt, heat and dry
Pounding and relentless days of searing sun and sky
Lost inside this constant sandy hue
This perfect deadly sky, so very blue.
I kneel in the dust and pray for rain.
A feline growl of thunder lifts my eyes from the ground
And the sky is filled with clouds from all around
Deep and dark, courting mountains on the distant line
The air grows thick with breezes from a cooler time.
Slowly, then with vigor, the rain rushes down
Enrapturing the desert with its driving sound
The landscape cries with pleasure as the thunder roars
Drops embracing every feature as the water pours.
Charged lightning kisses sand to sky, then crackles on
Caressing, raging winds complete the stormy song
Rivulets then rivers flow beside my feet
I kneel, this time to find my blessings meet.
"Pray For Rain" © J.A. Grier. All Rights Reserved - You must get written permission from me if you wish to repost, reblog, or otherwise reproduce this work in part
Neuschwannstein by EZReader111Summer breakfast by UszatyArbuz
Summer by maya49mLake on Autumn by KmyGraphicWinter 2013 3 by PridesCrossing

:note: If you should want to participate and make this an interactive News Article,
this would be fine with me! :aww:

All you would have to do, is suggest 2 or 3 deviations, using the criteria from the beginning of this Article,
and place the thumbcodes or links in a comment of this Article. If they do meet the criteria as outlined above, they will be featured in NEXT month's edition of DevNews's TREASURE CHEST. :heart:


Thank you to those Members and Friends of DevNews
who have helped with this Edition of The Treasure Chest by suggesting
the First 14 Treasures:

:iconlilith-the-5th: :iconcoastbeachartist: :iconsabine62:

:iconclu-art: :icondeb-e-ann:

You all did an amazing job this past month! :thanks:


See you hopefully end of this month, 28th-29th. :fingerscrossed:
and perhaps with your suggestions! :wave:

NEWS 'til Hell freezes over
Estd: Sep 5th, 2010

Skin design & coding Copyright © CypherVisor
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How Many Groups Do You Belong to? Leave a comment to give a specific number of group memberships. 

46 deviants said More than Seventy Groups :wow: :faint:
17 deviants said Two to Ten
12 deviants said Eleven to Twenty
8 deviants said Fifty-One to Sixty
6 deviants said Twenty-One to Thirty
4 deviants said Forty-One to Fifty
3 deviants said Thirty-One to Forty
2 deviants said Just One! :wow:
2 deviants said Sixty-One to Seventy
1 deviant said Absolutely Zero! (Or, perhaps, I know not what this "group" things is you speak of :giggle:)

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KristenSpork Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I was wondering, do you guys have a weekly submission limit? :noes:
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding my journal to your gallery. :blowkiss:
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so Much for the request.Hug
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Litavismindartist Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for the request :)
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the request :)
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