Hello 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
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.
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 in to projecteducate
to check them out!
I've been reaching as many people as I can about the Manip Academy project. This is a new project that will be a collaboration between we-HEART-photomanip
. We are modeling it after Community Relations' Project Educate, except that it will be dedicated solely to photomanipulation. Twice a week, we will be posting educational articles with brief tips and tricks from experienced photomanipulators. Be on the lookout for a kickoff blog (with a calendar) soon! And also, if you want to share a tip or trick, please note CRPhotomanipulation
and let us know.
I know I've been mentioning it a lot lately, but please join and/or watch CRPhotomanipulation
. It is the "unofficial official group" for photomanipulation on DA (meaning it is run by volunteers, not by DA itself). I've invited as many people as I can get my paws on, and I will continue to do so. But you don't need an invitation. Anyone can join. I hope you will join us so you can keep an eye on the educational efforts, the artwork of new and underexposed deviants, the best artwork our gallery has to offer, and official contests.
The fourth (and final) round of the Intermediate Photomanipulation Tournament kicked off on July 19th. We are super excited for our finalists: mippieArt
, and nova63
. They have some really difficult tasks ahead of them, and we can't wait to see what they come up with!! You can read about their themes here
Meanwhile, the Advanced Photomanipulation Tournament wrapped up last week. Please congratulate kimsol
on her victory, which came with this deviation:
We are extremely excited for her; this is a fantastic piece of work!!
These are the contests that we are aware of. If you know of more that are currently underway or about to kick off, please let me know. These contests must allow photomanipulations. The Brothers Grimm meet Tim Burton
(Dark digital contest) Game of Thrones contest Creative Minds challenge Summer, Sun, and Fun challenge
DA turns 14 on August 7th
Did you know that Fella has birthdays, too?
DeviantArt will turn 14 on Thursday, August 7th. There will be lots of fun and games and chances to win stuff. Stay tuned and get involved; it would be great to have some representation from the photomanipulation gallery in the festivities.
Other interesting things on DA Project Vision Art Art for a Cause
New and underappreciated artist feature
Each of these gorgeous photomanipulations has 20 or fewer +faves. Can we get them to 50 at least? Enjoy!
'Til next time!Aeirmid