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Milk for The UglyWatch depthRADIUS
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Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”

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Site Update: deviantART at Comic-ConIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
deviantART is at Comic-Con!
DeviantART is at Comic-Con -- right now!  Every year, Comic-Con International: San Diego hosts a huge gallery of artists in what's known as Artists' Alley, and we couldn't be more excited to sponsor the Alley for the fourth year in a row.  Our aim has always been to keep focus on those who not only make the entire convention possible, but provide us with a world of entertainment across all media: the artists.
At Comic-Con? View our list of pa
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
Change Log
The Twitter widget for Profile Pages was not visually displaying correctly on wider screens. Fixed by justgalym
When browsing content in Sta.sh, the "Previous" and "Next" buttons would not work after editing a file's description. Fixed by elhsmart
For deviants with wider browsers, the search bar on the Chat portal would appear numerous times. Fixed by shendykurnia
The "Forgot password?" page was not usable on mobile devices. Fixed by ultramouse
The "Change Username" modal would not show properly after an error message was displayed. Fixed by
Nelson Mandela, Images Speak for The Silent VoiceWatch depthRADIUS
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Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. De





:iconnewsfellaplz: from fella

Fella's Welcome Wagon: July 28th, 2014Hop on board Fella's Welcome Wagon as we welcome some awesome new deviants into our community!
Welcome, PrettyOrangeMonster!
Deviant for 2 Months

Welcome, espiire!
Deviant for 2 Months

Welcome, mega-diancie!
Deviant for 2 Weeks

Welcome, joffrehorlor!
Deviant for 7 Months

Welcome, corngum!
Deviant for 5 Months

Deviants featured here have been a part of our community for less than one (1) year and have at least one (1) deviation in his/her gallery. If you see any awesome new deviants you'd like to see featured here, please send a note to fella with your suggestion!
Did You Know - dA @webdeviantART @web
While the website itself is rather obvious, you can find deviantART at other spots in the world wide web as well.
It helps to stay connected and informed, even if you can't log in to dA itself.

A few of those accounts can already be found in the deviantART footer, but there is a more!
Twitter

On Twitter you will also find a bunch of other accounts that are all related to a certain topic like a special gallery, DDs, journals etc.
• https://twitter.com/DailyDeviations •
• https://twitter.com/dA_journals •
https://twitter.com/dA_crafts • https://twitter.com/dA_literature
https://twitter.com/dA_resources • https://twitter.com/d
Did You Know - Sta.shSta.sh
Sta.sh is your very own upload and publishing platform within deviantART.
Everything that you add will be provided a special URL, that is only known to you. That means that others are only able to see the content you are willing to share with them. It can be a specific file or a whole stack of different ones.
With a free membership you will have a limit of 2 GB, while Premium Members can store files up to 10 GB. Once you have reached the limit you can't upload more. You first need to delete or to publish existing files.
How to get to Sta.sh
To enter Sta.sh you can either just type that into your browser or make use of the dA menu. 
You will find it in the menu, under the "Deviant" section, when hovering over the little arrow next to the dA logo but also when you use the "Submit" menu.
 
By clicking one of those, or typing it directly, you
Did You Know - Alpha TesterAlpha Tester
Alpha Tester are a few deviants, who will be able to test new deviantART features, before Beta Testers get the chance to see them.
While everyone can decide to be a Beta Tester on their own, the Alpha Tester get picked by deviantART staff.
Beside the ability to talk to staff and developers - to give direct feedback about upcoming features - your task will be to test those features for bugs, so that as many as possible can be ironed out before they are released to Beta Testers.
:note: Alpha Testers can not be recognized by any special symbols. They keep the symbol they had before. But they will get a special badge - a bug that got squished.

A list of the current* Alpha Tester can be found here.
(* At the time the article was published.)
How to apply? Who can apply?
Once new Alpha Testers are needed the information wil
Fella's Welcome Wagon: July 14th, 2014Hop on board Fella's Welcome Wagon as we welcome some awesome new deviants into our community!
Welcome, CuriouslyAlone!
Deviant for 1 Month

Welcome, kim175!
Deviant for 6 Months

Welcome, EternalHeavens!
Deviant for 3 Months

Welcome, Fawwna!
Deviant for 2 Weeks

Welcome, BaboLove!
Deviant for less than 1 Week

Deviants featured here have been a part of our community for less than one (1) year and have at least one (1) deviation in his/her gallery. If you see any awesome new deviants you'd like to see featured here, please send a note to fella with your suggestion!





:iconnews14laplz: from communityrelations

The Community Relations TeamThe Community Relations Team is made up of Community Volunteers who liaise with Director of Community Relations Moonbeam13
Community Volunteers help the community out by providing you – the community – with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat and forums. You’ll find them doing the following:
Helping run community challenges and educational projectsSupporting community eventsHelping moderate forumsBeing part of the #help teamBeing part of the team that moderate #devart and other official chatroomsLiaising with Moonbeam13 and fourteenthstar on community mattersBringing rockstar deviants to your attention via features, articles and Daily Deviations
Please read :faq85: before applying for a Community Volunteer positionNote that you must be 18 years of age or older to qualifyPlease do NOT send notes
Apply Now
This is a listing of our current open Community Volunteer positi
Rewriting Cliches Contest WinnersThank you to everyone who entered the Rewriting Clichés Fan Fiction Contest!
Third Place
250 :points: Prize

Second Place
500 :points: Prize

And finally...
First Place
1000 :points: Prize

Also entering -

Congratulations to the winners and thank you again to everyone for entering! I hope to see you next month for the next contest!
Many welcomes for the new CVs!Please give a warm welcome to the following new volunteers :la:
puddlefisher for Comics and Cartoons

tanikel for Photojournalism

MarcosRodriguez for Macro Photography  

Erzsabet for Chats and Forums
Project Reveal .02:iconarisuonpaa:
Let me now reveal to you arisuonpaa or Ari Suonpää!

Ari has been a member of our beloved DeviantArt for seven years. His gallery is a beautiful collection of both traditional and digital paintings largely influenced by his Finnish roots. Also, for those desiring to learn more about painting... Ari has some fantastic tutorials in his gallery that are free for everyone! 
Here are some of my favourite pieces from Ari's gallery:





Thank you to Photofroggy!Please take some time to thank photofroggy for his time taking care of the chats and forums!!
 
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Notable NewcomersHello, all!
I wanted to feature some new photomanipulators. Each of these talented artists has been on DA for less than a year, yet they have taken concepts to a whole new level. Please welcome them and offer your support!
:iconelementofone1:
Underwater scenes have been done before, but I really like the way this artist added interesting elements in the background and created a wistful, reflective feeling. Also, his lighting is really nice.

:iconobereg:
This artist has a wonderful mastery of colors and light. The idea of staring down over a city is not new, but the interesting, creative way she presents the concept is very original.

:iconjennyle88:
This quite emotional conceptual piece stands out from the crowd because of the artist's powerful interpretation of the stock model. The artist also uses color and light effectively.

:icongedogfx:
The artist has a super cool concept here, and he blends a lot of stock images together
Welcome, TheCreativeJenn!Please join me in welcoming TheCreativeJenn to the Community Relations team!
Jenn will be joining the Fan Art team. :heart:

Photomanipulation Update: July 2014Hello out there!
How is everyone? We wanted to give you all an update on some exciting things that are happening in our community. As always, if you have anything to add, please note Aeirmid or Emerald-Depths.
Congratulations are in order!
We wanted to take a moment to recognize the fact that a member of our community, Cinnamoncandy, has been awarded senior status! YAY! Congratulations! This is an honor bestowed on very few people here on DeviantArt, and we are really excited for her. Please take a moment to congratulate her! Leave some love on her profile page or drop her a note. Let her know we are here to celebrate with her. :heart:
Project Educate feature
Project Educate (projecteducate) is gearing up for a gallery week in August, where we'll be featuring art from all of the galleries on the site. We will have two journals dedicated to photomanipulation on Sunday, August 17th. Be sure to tune
Newsworthy .01Newsworthy is a mini-feature I have decided to launch to help promote articles, projects, contests, and/or events that are being held by the community. I hope through helping promote the ongoing activities of others it will help them reach a larger audience as well as motivate others to become more involved. 
Important Articles and Contests:
 
Chat and Forum Fun:
Challenge Fun #12 - Win 3 Month PM or Points! - http://forum.deviantart.com/devart/general/1987712/ (Deadline July 21st)
Muro Challenge Fun #54 - Win a 3 Month PM or Points! - http://forum.deviantart.com/devart/drawplz/1988929/ (Deadline August 1st)
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Thank you PolyMune and FionaCreates!Please take some time to thank PolyMune for her time taking care of the Game Development Art and 3D Art galleries!

Please also take the time to thank FionaCreates for her time taking care of the Digital Dolls gallery!





:iconnewsign1plz: Art History and Project Educate are Merging! Read all the details in the Article!

:iconarthistoryproject: :iconprojecteducate:

Project Educate Merges with Art History Project!News Flash!
Project Educate: News
Many of you will see this journal because you follow projecteducate - and many because you follow ArtHistoryProject - The great news is that the two Projects are merging to become one! Which means you only need to follow/join projecteducate for all It's great news for the community and one that the admin team at both projecteducate and ArtHistoryProject are behind completely. We're excited to be able to bring you these strong community focused projects in a much more compact and efficient way by having the two under one roof.
What about all of the articles over at ArtHistoryProject?
They aren't lost! Don't worry! If you contributed and article the chances are it





:iconspreadmoreloveplz: More from projecteducate

PE: Lit Basics Round-UpLit Basics Week
projecteducate's Lit Basics has wound down, so lets take a stroll through the articles that came out this week! :eager: Hopefully, you learned something new or we refreshed your memory on something you all ready knew. We hope that you learned something from the plethora of useful information! ♥
Article Round-Up
Project Educate: Lit Basics Week
Literary Terminology Guide
PE: Literature Basics Settings
Fighting the Bloat!
People and Portrait Week: RoundupPeople and Portrait Photography
Thanks to all involved, People and Portrait Photography week has been awesome! Below are all the articles brought to you this week and just a reminder that there is still a week to go to capture your Classic Portraits and enter the Contest! The articles below give you some useful hints and tips for capturing your winning entry ;)





Mrs-Durden - deviantART Portrait Photographer by Kaz-D
PE: dAr Recap[deviantART related]
In case you have missed on of the article published during the dAr week, you can find them all again here.
7th July - Monday
AM: Introduction + Events by ginkgografix
PM: PE: deviantMEETs by ginkgografix
8th July - Tuesday
AM: PE: dAr Miscats by ginkgografix
PM: PE: dAr dictionary by bradleysays
9th July - Wednesday
AM: PE: Custom Widgets by ginkgografix
PM: PE: Custom Widgets Interview  by ginkgografix
10th July - Thursday
AM: Avatars by TheStockWarehouse
PM: Profile Designing with CSS by SimplySilent
11th July - Friday
All Snapped Up .24 ~ ElisanthPeople & Portrait Photography
~ An interview of a talented artist in our General Photography Community.

Tell us a bit about yourself, Elisanth! How did you get into modelling and why?
I was collecting all weird stuff I could find around (starting from unusual statuettes to funky shoes or clothes) while studying in an art college. It was some kind of hobby, but it had no practical sense, I just had a passion for unusual things.
Once, a local photographer who knew about my hobby invited me for a shoot. I ordered a custom made PVC outfit, and built a matching image. But I had no idea about posing, so it turned out a failure. I got some nice photos, but was unhappy with myself.
I decided to try again, to see if I could do it better. My next shoot was a studio shoot, it turned out better.
Step by step, I got involved into modeling.
I like the possibility of creating a character, to show a story. I receive messages from people ask
To Be Seen .97People & Portrait Photography
A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Today's is a special edition just for People & Portrait Photography Week at projecteducate! Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!
omerphotography


aarontyree


IbelieveinSmiles
In bloom by IbelieveinSmiles Breathe by IbelieveinSmiles Fire, walk with me by IbelieveinSmiles
The reader by IbelieveinSmiles Andreea by IbelieveinSmiles
emuciss
Iris story by emuciss Peonies story by emuciss Pegija by emuciss
Henry baptism by emuciss Sunlight by emuciss
effjot
N-7935 by effjotL-2363 by effjot A-1713 by effjot
Kelly-1172 by effjot F-0307 by effjot
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photogra
Everything You've Learned About Writing is a LieLiterature Basics Week
Okay, so maybe not everything. But there's a lot of stuff that I remember learning in middle and high school that turned out to not actually work for me -- or for pretty much anybody -- as a writer.  I'm hoping that if I can lay these lies out for you, we cans turn it around and unlearn some of these bad habits. Because, man, nothing says "noob" like practicing some of these frequently-taught faux pas.
Lie #1: Be super duper descriptive!


Wait, wait, I know what you're thinking. Descriptive language is good, right? You want your reader to know what you're talking about, and to be able to see, smell it, hear it, touch it, taste it the way you do in your head. The problem is that, when it comes to description, a little bit goes a long wa
Dr. EditloveLit Basics Week
Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the edit
It's a common misconception that the end result of writing is a finished product, which can then be sent out to magazines, nailed to a door, read aloud to your prisoners—whatever it is you usually do with your work.
The end result of writing is editing. And the goal of editing is to produce a finished result you can take pride in.
What editing is for
Resolving big errors, e.g. continuity, plot holes, inaccuracies, and other problems that will dampen the overall effect of your work.
Fixing details, e.g. grammar/spelling, ambiguous wording, and other technical issues.
Producing a polished work.
Editing gives you the opportunity to take your work and bring it up to scratch.
Why don't we do this on the initial write? Because getting the ideas down in the first place, and getting them all the way to completion, is a demanding process. Maybe you've written a piece about an improbable goal, but
Lighting in Portrait PhotographyPeople and Portraits week
Hello everyone,
I'm writing this tutorial of sorts, for all of you portrait photographers out there seeking advice about the lighting in your photographs. First off let me be clear in saying that I am no expert, or rather I do not claim to be, I sometimes do things in unusual ways, and my tips and advice are definitely not the only ones you should follow. This journal is just me giving you my take on how to get great lighting for your shots :)
1. Never shoot when the sun is at its highest peak.
Depending on where you live and your climate, this might vary, but I usually never shoot between the hours of 12-4 unless I'm shooting indoors, or it's a cloudy day. If you're doing an outdoors shoot and the sun is blasting on your model, you are very unlikely to get good results. Not only will it be uncomfortable for your model, and make it difficult to pose with a natural expression (sun in your eyes, worst feeling in the world),
PE: Profile Designing with CSS[deviantART related]
Want to learn how to make your page not just nice or pretty, but spectacular, unique, and all-around awesome? :la: This article covers the newest stage in the evolution of profile design: Profile CSS.
Please keep in mind that this article is only for Premium Members who are not beginners to profile design. If this is your first time trying your hand at customizing your profile page, you'll probably find the following articles more helpful than this one.

Why use CSS?
Although setting up and learning to code CSS for your profile can be a hassle, there are a great deal of benefits to using CSS instead of only HTML:
Fonts: CSS allows for almost complete control over font styles, colors, and sizes (only limitation is that fonts must be Web Safe fonts or Google Fonts). HTML on DA is limited to only a certain n





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Thank you so much for accepting my interview into your gallery. I really wasn't sure about suggesting it to you! :)
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