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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Today CRPhotomanipulation becomes Feedback CentralWe are changing the way our group operates.
CRPhotomanipulation is undergoing an experiment starting on October 1st. We want to give people an opportunity to get guaranteed feedback on their work, and there are really no such places in the photomanipulation community right now.
We know it will take some getting used to, but we are going to stop being a place for everyone to freely submit their art and start making it so that we can help each other learn.
Getting constructive critique doesn't mean your art is bad or that you are bad as a person. Rather, it is an opportunity to grow as a person and as an artist. No matter where you are as an artist, you will go even further when you have the constructive critique of another artist in your corner.
The critique we will allow and encourage in this group will be positive and constructive. There will be no tearing one another down. There also will be no attacking a person for providing a constructive critique. On
New group now open to new members: Sacred-Seven!!:iconsacred-seven:
Why you need to join this group
People have been asking for a group where anyone can be a member. A group of us (AbbeyMarie, Aeirmid, eclipsy, kimsol, mippieArt, nikkidoodlesx3, and nina-Y) decided to make such a group-- and to do so in a fun and creative way.
We are a group for artists from ALL visual media (traditional, photography, and digital). Our theme is empowerment and goddess energy. But you do not have to be a woman to join! Men are welcome, too.
We are also about having activities and being interactive. We do require activity; this is not only a group to share your art, but also to make friends and get to know your community. You must be active to remain a member of our group.
Anyone can post theme-related art to our group. We will not accept everything because we want to try to keep a high standard. Each artwork will require multiple votes to be accepted.
We are only going to be accepting new members this
Some action steps from today's Photomanip chatHi everyone,
Here are some action steps based on today's Photomanipulation Community meeting. We are looking for people to head these things up. If you see an activity or project below that you would like to take the lead on, please let me know. Please don't assume others will do it; if we want to get things done we often have to step up ourselves and get our hands dirty. If no one's name is next to the item, it's all yours!
Here are the activities:
Coaching competition - A coaching/mentoring contest in small groups.
Stock challenges with stock that is being underused (Elandria) - Regular challenge series in partnership with the stock community to encourage manipulators to use stock that is rarely used to create something different.
DON'T COPY ME challenge - Regular challenge series in which you are given a list of really awesome photomanips. You have to choose one and use most of the same stock but
Photomanip Chat, anyone?I'm back!
Thanks for your well wishes; I had to bury two people I loved within 4 days. I have a lot of DD suggestions to get through, and I can't promise I will reply to all of them because there are about 100, and I'm behind on work, too.
Results of our research
We as a community identified the following issues in the following order as being most important to us:
1. "Trash" in the gallery (NOTE: This means inflations, screencaps, etc., NOT beginner manipulations!!)
4. Inability to give/receive proper feedback
We also identified that the biggest strength our community has is its people. We have a high level of talent, a sense of collegiality, and great sources of inspiration.
So, how can we use our strengths to address our weaknesses? Let's talk about it.
Join me now in :#crphotomanipulation: (just click that link) to discuss some of these issues a
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
PracticeBy now everybody already knows that becoming a good artist doesn't come from talent alone. On contrary; talent is a myth. Like the famous quote goes: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration". Meaning so much that even with a good idea and a bright mind, you still have to work your ass off in order to achieve something. While this makes mad skills available for basically everybody, I still hear many people complain about practice being a rather boring thing, or about them practicing a lot but still getting nowhere.
So I thought; Oh well... Why no article about practice?
Conscious vs unconscious practice
First of all lets divide practice in roughly two types. You have the conscious type of practice. This is the kind of practice in which you're sitting down and thinking to yourself "Hell yeah! I'm gonna draw some <subject> today to get better at this!". And then there's the unconscious type of practice. The type of practice that is often more playful an
600 POINT GIVEAWAY (PRIZE DOUBLED)
Hi Everyone! Since Fall's coming around,
I figure now would be a good time to host a quick giveaway!
THE PRIZE HAS NOW BEEN DOUBLED TO 600 POINTS
I made it onto dA's front page! ;v;
I'm doing a giveaway to help draw some traffic to my page as well! It's very VERY hard to get ahead on dA, and I really have no other options ;x;'
I'm a good artist, so please check out my gallery! ; ;
Favorite this Journal entry! ( +1 Number )
Once you favorite, leave a comment saying you did, and I'll assign you a number!
1 MONTH PREMIUM GIVEAWAY!!!Guys, we have just reached 3000 pageviews!!! :iconomgcatplz: Amazing!!
The people who stalk my profile (especially my welcome-custom box ;D) may already know
that my premium giveaway starts @ 3000 pageviews~
I'm so happy~
Only one winner~
1 Month Premium Membership
Be a watcher!
Fav this Journal!
Leave a comment and tell me that you're joining!
Giveaway ends on sunday, 5th October
The winner will be chosen through random.org
New watchers are more than welcome!
Just to clear up some thing
Art and value of timeDear, deviantart fellow artists
Our lives go by so fast and the time for what we really want to do is limited. So, how to wisely value our time, how to make the best of every single day and keep on creating?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
Sort what are the most important things you need to do as soon as possible and start with that. Make a list with what needs to be done and sort them by how necessary it is to do them, how much time it will aproximately take and how the result could impact your life. We have to make constant sacrifices in order to achieve our goals - instead of watching that useless youtube video, instead of checking e-mail and social media sites all the time, instead of whining that there is no time, but actually using what we have - everyone of us have 24h in a day, the difference between
[RAFFLE] Free Couple/Duo Sketches!It's been a while since I've did something like that!
SO, let's start with a new raffle!
What could you win?
I need to collect more experience to draw two people do something together.
So I need your Couples or a Duo/Friends/siblings (...).
I'll do maybe a huge sketch batch if I have some more time to sketch, ... so around
10-20 poeple could "win", I think. I'll choose with random.org and If I have a good idea
for a Couple/Duo if I see the references or the describtion! It will be mostly a black and
white sketch but maybe I like to line or color a sketch so, let yourself be surprised!
What do you need to do?
1. Add this Journal to your
2. You need to be a Watcher.
3. Write a Poll or Journal about this Raffle.
4. Leave a comment with a Link to the Poll/Journal.
Get featured! [feature for points]After some while of experimentation, I'm glad to announce that the feature thing is there to stay.
Over the last half year I've received a lot of positive feedback from both the community and the people that got featured, which inspired me to setup an even faster and fairer method of featuring people on my page. Want to join the fun? Keep on reading. Questions will be answered below.
How does it work?
First find the thumbcode of the artwork you want to feature.
Go to my page, and click the donate button
Make sure to donate a minimum amount of 50 points.
Anything below 50 points will not work!!!
Give the points. Your work will now be featured
(It might take a while. I need to put it up first)
Why would I want this?
The general idea is to give beginning artists the chance to have their artwork featured on my front page. This might se
Annual Halloween Contest - NOW OPEN!!! It's that time of the year again and this year we are going to have a great contest!! This year the contest will be hosted by the affiliated groups;
:iconIn-Obscuro: and :iconOmbre-de-Nuit:
Unexpected Evil - In other words we want you to show us anything that normally isn't a creepy or evil, being creepy or evil. (Note or comment if you don't understand)
1 October 2014 - 30 November 2014, midnight GMT+2
Only digital artworks will be allowed. Any form of Digital Art is welcome though
Your artwork should be relative to the theme provided
All stock must be credited WITH A DIRECT LINK (If you are not sure about how to do
AKUXBLOSSOM OFFICIALLY CANONLadies and gentlemen, friends and foes, etc:
We are gathered here today in honor of our precious babies, to celebrate a triumph previously unknown to our kind. Yes, the small but devout followers of the cult of Akublossism can now savor the sweet taste of satisfaction knowing their wildest dreams are at hand. I speak of absolution, my friends. I speak of the glory of the massive and indestructible ship we sail, and our conquest of the turbulent waters of the internet to spread our gospel to every fandom-shore.
I speak of endless possibilities, or more specifically, ONE possibility that has been acknowledged by Cartoon Network.
Some of you may be aware of IDW Publishing's new endeavors with Cartoon Network properties. Some of you may even be aware of one such project, Super Secret Crisis War, a work that includes both Aku and Blossom in its plot.
Long have we awaited this day, and at last it has come. Today may it be known that when the disbelieving world looks down upon us as fo
DeviantsGallery Halloween of Horrors!Hello my fellow deviants and welcome to our Halloween of Horrors! *insert evil cackle here*
As some of you know, Halloween is my favorite holiday and I want to celebrate it with YOU!
Our goal is to inspire everyone to create new art and more than that we want to have activities that every member can participate in. So… instead of having a contest, we are having 5 Halloween themed challenges. Without further ado, let get's started with our HALLOWEEN OF HORRORS!
Halloween Visual Art Challenge
For this challenge we are accepting Digital Art, Photography, Drawings and Paintings that are Halloween themed.
You can submit your entries here: http://deviantsgallery.deviantart.com/gallery/51338386/Halloween-Visual-Art-Challenge
We are challenging you to create a REAL jack-o-lantern. That's right, in order to enter you must create a jack-o-lantern and post a photo of it. Most jack-o-lanterns are
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!
A two-time Community Volunteer for the deviantART Related category, Anne is well-known as a positive, helpful force. She is the community's resident expert when it comes to CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and her personal gallery offers a wide variety of tutorials for new and experienced coders alike. In addition, each winter she hosts a calendar project encouraging members to create Journal designs for all to use, bringing more creativity to the community.
It is with immense gratitude that we acknowledge Anne as the recipient of the Deviousness Award for October 2014. Read More