Here are the rules:
We will judge based on, "Which piece moved us the most?"
All media (literature as well as all visual media) are welcome.
Peace and dA love,
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Short absenceHi all,
I hadn't planned to write a journal about all this because I don't like to get attention based on external circumstances. However, I have an inbox full of DD suggestions and I want to explain why they are unopened and/or unanswered. I have a family emergency and am out of town for the time being. I will be back shortly, and I will get to everything in a couple of days.
I appreciate your continued patience!
Digital Art FavoritesHello all,
Here are some magnificent examples of art from the Digital Art > Drawings and Paintings, Mixed Media, and Photomanipulation galleries. Enjoy!
Aeirmid / Jade
Accepting Photomanip AND Digital Art suggestionsHi all,
I just wanted to confirm that I am now (also) a Digital Art CV and am helping diphylla out with the Digital Art (mixed media and drawings and paintings) gallery in addition to holding down the fort in Photomanipulation. So, feel free to send me those suggestions.
i am not abandoning photomanipulation, and you still have my full attention and loyalty. I have some great ideas about how to address the challenges we identified in my recent polls, and I hope we can work together to discuss all our ideas and figure out how to make them happen. Interested in helping? Talk to me about being an admin at CRPhotomanipulation.
This is an exciting opportunity for the photomanipulation community and the digital art community to become more familiar with each other. The group Digitalists is dedicated to all digital art, including photomanipulation. Feel free to join us!
Jade / Aeirmid
Aeirmid's DD Guidelines v.3 - Sept 2014Overview
Daily Deviations (DDs) are a way for the Community Volunteer team and deviantART Staff members to share art that is outstanding and stands apart from the gallery. We aim to showcase stellar art, and an artist can receive one DD every six months. DDs are not prizes to be won or awards to be given; they are simply daily features. For more information about DDs, be sure to review :faq61:
I can accept DD suggestions for the following galleries and only the following galleries:
Digital Art > PhotomanipulationDigital Art > Mixed MediaDigital Art > Drawings and Paintings
Special requirements for Photomanipulation and Mixed Media
Here are my specific guidelines for photomanipulations and mixed media work:
All stock and resources must be credited. See :faq217:All stock must be legitimate. No Google searches, etc. See :faq157:
Suggestions? Yes, plz! Here are the guidelin
Winners: A Candle in the DarkGreetings!
So, we are long overdue to announce the winners for the "A Candle in the Dark" contest at mental-health. That's my fault; I hope you will forgive me (Aeirmid).
The point of the Candle in the Dark contest was to have people reflect on the things (coping mechanisms, people, etc.) that helped them get through their darkest times and come out stronger for the journey. It's about overcoming obstacles and growing. We had many, many amazing entries; you can see them here.
It was extremely difficult for those of us who judged the deviations to find a winner. How do you rate one person's pain and triumph against another? There really is no "right" or "wrong" answer. In the end, we went with the images and stories that were the most moving, powerful, and/or beautifully crafted. This could have gone about 20 ways, as each judge had her own ideas of what should win. In the end,
Winners: Bros. Grimm meet Tim Burton contest!About the contest
The Brothers Grimm meet Tim Burton contest was a dark art competition in which contestants were challenged to twist a Grimm fairytale into a Burtonesque nightmare. IMPORTANT: We had requested that contestants submit their entries as Fan Art, but we found out we can't require that because it's not really Fan Art. So, we accepted entries from any category in the end. The contest was sponsored by Aeirmid and Ombre-De-Nuit.
About the entries
We had 7 awesome entries. You can view them here. The entries were so awesome, in fact, that I decided to let there be 3 winners.
So, here is how the winners were done:
Winner 1: Best overall (artistic and has a great story) - First place
Winner 2: Most artistic - Second place tie
Winner 3: Most creative story - Second place tie
Thank you, Danielle! (Emerald-Depths)
As you may know, today was Danielle (Emerald-Depths)'s last day as a Community Volunteer. There are several things I love about Dani. Of course, there's the fact that she's an AMAZING artist (see my favorite work by her, above, as just one example).
But even beyond being a great artist, Dani is a great friend. It's not easy to be a CV sometimes, because sometimes it seems like the world is against you. Dani was always there for me with supportive words and a hug. Moreover, we as a community could always count on her to chip in and help out, whether for a project or to help with a contest prize. Her love for this community has no bounds.
I also really love and respect Dani for her time as a CV. As I said, it's not always easy. Our community can turn on a dime, and people who were your best friends today can seem like your worst enemies tomorrow. Until you've actually been a CV, you don't know what it's like. We don't make dA polici
Winner of Intermediate Photomanip Tournament!!!Announcing the Winner!
The photomanipulation tournament has drawn to a close, and we have a winner!!
Here are the prizes he has won:
2000 points from Moonbeam13
1,000 points each, from Aeirmid
500 points each from Emerald-Depths
500 points each from LiliaOsipova
75 points each from Paulo-Bert
10 points from SweetDA
Exclusive rendered texture and 5 premium model stock images from Hehayo
Feature, fave, and llama from
Want more commissions?This journal is for artists who want to get more commissions, or want to open commissions and never had so they don't know how best to present their art, or even for those artists who took commissions before but would appreciate some more tips
There are a few pretty important things to consider before publicly announcing you're opening commissions:
1. payment method. The deviantart commission widget takes 20% of your profit, but then again more deviants have points so you're likely to get 20% more customers like that. But don't forget there are people who have paypal and don't feel like dealing with points so if you decide to open commissions through deviantart, don't let that be the ONLY payment method.
Paypal is the most common payment method used online and i strongly recommend it. Make a paypal account, connect it to a card and you're ready. But don't forget paypal has a limit of $3000 per year withdrawal. So if you're serious about drawing art for a living and you
Birthday giveaway - 1000 POINTSAs some of you might know I have a birthday coming up.
September 20th this year I'm turning 27
Because of that, I'm organizing a giveaway.
The price is 1000
What you need to know
Leave a nice comment under this journal in order to participate. Wish me a happy birthday. Tag some friends... whatever.
Watching me isn't mandatory. Watchers do make twice as much chance (consider this a bonus for being a loyal fan -- hehehe)
Watchers are chosen by a randomize script
The winner will be announced Monday september 22nd (because I'm away during the weekend)
500 points giveaway.[OPEN] Enter Now.This is my 6th giveaway and :iconPaa-Kun:s And :iconrajivcr7:'s 1st giveaway .
We all :iconashish913: :iconpaa-kun: And :iconrajivcr7: have opened this giveaway together.
There will be :-
Two 50 points winners and these 2 will also get free commissions from :iconaswhiteassnow:
Four 25 points winners
Five 20 points winners
Ten 10 points winners And
Twenty 5 points winners
Want to win?
1.Just Fav+ this journal to enter(This will be your number)
Watch us if you like our works :iconashish913: :iconpaa-kun: And :iconrajivcr7:.
Yep you are now done just wait till the results are announced.
Winner will be selected from Random.org
Open till midnight of 20th September.
Anyone who wants to help me or want to place a prize is welcome.
Enter my Friend :iconNikhero: contest and wi
[Contest!] Nekoi Group IconContest: Make a new Icon for the Group Nekoi Island!
Icon size must be 100 x 50 pixels
Pixel is preferred rather than tooled/anti-aliasing
Animation is allowed and encouraged!
Icon must contain the name of the group "Nekoi Island" Somewhere
Entries must be posted to your gallery (not sta.sh)
Entries must be posted to the entry folder: http://nekoi-island.deviantart.com/gallery/51183376/Devious-Folder
You can enter as many times as you wish
Inspiration: youtube artists (part 1)Dear, deviantart fellow artists
Hi - so I'm starting new series of journals with useful resources - mainly because I'm running out of topics to write about and I just like some diversity. (I'll continue to post general art/motivational journals too every now and then)
Here are some of my favorite youtube artists, that inspire me and I hope that these resources might be helpful for you too.
'Level up!' is an idea of two Polish artists - Wojtek Fus ( WojciechFus ) and Darek Zabrocki ( daRoz ), who want to teach and learn from each other. Level Up has expanded a host team by amazing Jonas De Ro (JonasDeRo ) There are weekly, 2 to 3-hours long livestreams with critiques, overpaintings and Q&A's. It's so wonderful to watch them paint and talks about important tips on art and life as an artists. Also check out their
The Illuminated World ContestStock & Resources
Imagine a world where the soft glow of the magnolia blossoms illuminates the sidewalk. The reaching branches of the tree cast their light over the street, reflected in the gathering puddles of a spring rain. A garden nearby is a riot of colors against the deep shadows of the night. The harsh artificial street lights that we know today are gone. What would your world look like? Is it a world where the need for fossil fuel has been eliminated, or have the scientists bio-engineered the earth into a beautiful apocalypse?
The idea of bio-luminescent plant illumination is a real project in progress by three scientists in San Francisco, California. These scientists are engineering marine bio-luminous bacterial DNA into plants to make them glow. You can read more about their project here: Glowing Plants: Street Lig
Kiwi's Big Fall Giveaway + Kiriban!Hey everybody, it's fall, school's back and a chill is in the air. Weeks like this it seems like the fun of summer are gone for good, so here's a giveaway to cheer you up!
Back by popular demand, it's my turn to give back.
Thanks to everyone who already made the previous giveaway such a success!
New Kiriban OPEN
The number to reach is is 371,117.
For the first time, i'm having two kiribans in a week to double your chances of winning.
In case you don't know, a kiriban is when you watch a person's page count, then if you happen to see the special number, take a screenshot of it to win a prize! You must include the clock in your screenshot to qualify.
As for the point giveaway, There are a few important changes and NEW PRIZES.
I'm giving away 100 points to one lucky winner and 50 points to THREE lucky winners on 9/24.
Two other people will win a 1 month feature on my page.
If you're really lucky, one pe
Characters I Might Trade [OTA]These characters were very loved, but with my many new adopted characters, now don't use them as much as I used to, and I don't want to keep characters that I don't use, when they could benefit of new owners that would give them the care and love they deserve? <3
Characters I might trades, if I get offers I find interesting enough:
Choco Mint --- Maneki (Can be turned into a Nekoi) --- Wasabi
They all come with many extra art and icons.
Feel free to offer any of the following:
-Art (quality over quantity)-
-Closed species character(s)-
-[AB](maybe?) offer a Mantibab (lol I can dream)-
In 2007, when I first started paying regular attention to the DD page on this site, I quickly realized that the general photography galleries were being watched over by three ladies with an insane amount of talent in their medium but widely disparate styles and viewpoints - and they were all awesome. Staged, Sandra Keplinger, was this passionate German high-style lady with an eye for cinematographic compositions and journalistic attacks; hellfirediva, Tina The Rabbit Whisperer, was the Macro Queen who loved the colourful and the spunky; and then there was equivoque, Elinor Scott-Sutter, who seemed to be forever on the hunt for the most artistic executions possible. Over the years since then I had the chance to get to know each of them personally, and they all influenced my photography more than I'd ever like to admit. Sandra became an idol to me, and to date she's still one of my favourite photographers in the real world; Tina became a good personal friend, then
August Arts and Health Challenge: JoyHi everyone,
We are opening a new month on a positive note; the challenge theme for August will be Joy. Living with a health condition (or caring for others who do) does not have to be all doom-and-gloom! What are the things that bring you joy, even amid the darkness?
Joy is essential to life. Researchers have shown that, generally speaking, people who have more joy in their lives tend also to be healthier. Sometimes in life, it is too easy to forget to take a moment and drink in something that makes us joyful. It is medicine in and of itself.
Your entries to this challenge should focus on the theme, "JOY."
Here are the rules:
You can enter as many times as you want, but you must be a member of Arts-and-Health to participate.
The admins and/or guests will choose one winner to receive a three-month subscription-- something large enough to be rewarding but not so large that it is coercive.
We will judge based on, "Which piece moved us the most?"
Keep in Touch!
scheinbar is a much-loved and well-known deviant. Just one look at her gallery, filled with enchanting photography, will have you mesmerized. A deviant for over 7 years, Christiane can always be found posting inspirational features as well as regularly commenting on other deviations and encouraging and empowering her fellow deviants. We are inspired and insist that you too stop by and congratulate ... Read More