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Pimps and Whoas - Feb. 5, 2016

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 12:15 PM

Smile by bulavina

News from the Team

:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - February 2016
:bulletpurple: Thank you Amputeewrecks
:bulletpurple: Thank you HugQueen
:bulletpurple: Thank you tanikel
:bulletpurple: Valentine's Day Art Exchange 2016!

Official Contests

All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all DeviantArt sponsored contests.
:flagus: denotes US only contest

:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge #128 - Family - Deadline February 29, 2015

Sketch This

:bulletblue: UPDATE 11
:bulletblue: UPDATE 12
:bulletblue: UPDATE 13
:bulletblue: UPDATE 14
:bulletblue: Sketch This Showcase, Vol. 9

Project Educate

Project Educate is a joint venture between Community Relations (communityrelations) and the DeviantArt community. Every week, the project brings you a new set of articles with information, tips, and tricks about one of the many galleries within DeviantArt. Every month, we also have a Community Week built into the schedule, where everyone in the community has a chance to submit an article to share!

Coming Up - Artisan Crafts

:bulletpink: 2016: Big changes at Project Educate
:bulletpink: Artistic Nude and Fetish Week - Intro

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:

Informative News & Events

:bulletblue: In the New Year Contest
:bulletblue: Drive Active: February 1 - 29
:bulletblue: Art + Anatomy book Recommendations
:bulletblue: Charity Coloring Book Project now CLOSED!
:bulletblue: Community news for newbies - January 2016
:bulletblue: Color As Emotion: DestinyBlue's Favorites
:bulletblue: DA's Holiday Caption Contest Winners!
:bulletblue: Digital Blending Tutorial
:bulletblue: Welcome to DD Suggestion Drive!
:bulletblue: February 2016 Lit News Round Up
:bulletblue: February Artisan Crafts Challenge
:bulletblue: February Contest: Darkroom
:bulletblue: Getting to Know YOU! #8
:bulletblue: Monthly Traditional Art Critique Journal: February
:bulletblue: New contest Coming up! Vote Theme + donate Prizes
:bulletblue: NEW GROUP ALERT: ArcaneVault
:bulletblue: Photographers, I could use some help.
:bulletblue: Photography Newsletter: January 2016
:bulletblue: Prank Us Contest
:bulletblue: Project Comment - February Newsletter
:bulletblue: Promoting Growth With Comments, Crit!mas Vol. 2
:bulletblue: Ry-Spirit's Fusion Competition
:bulletblue: Seven at Seven: DeviantART Community Tips
:bulletblue: Share you Stuff: Upcoming Newsletter!
:bulletblue: Stock and Resources Newsletter: January 2016
:bulletblue: Vulnerability is Courage
:bulletblue: Watercolor Guide for Beginners Part #3
:bulletblue: Welcome to AnimalPlantsNature Group!
:bulletblue: Your Friendly CRLit Neighbors: 01
:bulletblue: Youtube tutorial update for animating

Features & Interviews

:bulletred: #Friendly Feature: Today: Best Works 2015
:bulletred: 15 Under 15 Feature 19
:bulletred: 30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume XXX
:bulletred: APN Adventures, Vol. 43
:bulletred: Art Feature 55 - Photography
:bulletred: Awesome photography VIII
:bulletred: Best of the Week - 037
:bulletred: Comment 4 comment: crafty edition
:bulletred: Crafty Features
:bulletred: Critmas Features
:bulletred: Digital Throwback Thursday Vol. 6
:bulletred: Fan Art Friday: Starcraft
:bulletred: Fantastic Fan Art Friday 01-29-2016
:bulletred: Feature Friday - Edition #9
:bulletred: Feature: Theme: Green
:bulletred: Friday Night Specials v2.1
:bulletred: Inspiration Station: batjorge
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol. 191
:bulletred: Meet Your CV: RockstarVanity (Photography)
:bulletred: My Traditional Values VI
:bulletred: Personal + Lit to Love
:bulletred: Photography Exposed: Self-Portraits
:bulletred: Places - Part 65
:bulletred: Progressive Saturday Night (v.80)
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol541
:bulletred: Rest in Peace David Bowie
:bulletred: Senior Selections #83
:bulletred: The amazing art of AtriellMe
:bulletred: The Asylum - Part 33
:bulletred: Travel The World Vol. 5 - Dolomites
:bulletred: Underappreciated - Part 15
:bulletred: Newborns And Young Babies 2/3
:bulletred: Feature and nominations #193
:bulletred: Heffalumps!!!!
:bulletred: Old Friends
:bulletred: FAN ART FRIDAY: Vikings
:bulletred: The Maasai
:bulletred: The Beauty in the World
:bulletred: A Hero For More Than One Day
:bulletred: Magic Memories
:bulletred: Photojournalism Feature
:bulletred: Always: Alan Rickman
:bulletred: Fickle Friday: Lost Between the Pages
:bulletred: Lucy's Favorites Vol. #27
:bulletred: Tribute to Anna and WDA Winners. January 22
:bulletred: A feature of inspiring art
:bulletred: Birdies
:bulletred: FAN ART FRIDAY: Game of Thrones
:bulletred: Deep in the magical forest #2

Five Reasons I love Suggesting Daily Deviations Meme

:bulletgreen: Andorada
:bulletgreen: Mouselemur
:bulletgreen: Liliwrites
:bulletgreen: ramwoc87
:bulletgreen: Lucytherescuedcat
:bulletgreen: Malintra-shadowmoon


:bulletred: Group-KickStarters is a rather small group aiming to help new and unexperienced group founders! :) (Smile)
We have a Mentoring Project and our gallery is also filled with tutorials and advice on everything group related.
More experienced admins might just learn a new trick or two from our group tutorial series as well. (The latest subject was Affiliates.)
:bulletred: painters is looking for volunteers to help with daily group maintenance and content, be wonderful if anyone interested could pop over to the group and have a look! 
 Animators-Spacewe are established and growing.  A group for learning and showcasing Animating.  We have a lot of tutorials, references and recourses. Highly organized to make finding what you want easy.  Contests will be held on a regular basis. All are welcome!


:bulletpink: Commission info for ginmau
:bulletpink: Commission info for buttswas
:bulletpink: Commission info for disrun
:bulletpink: Commission info for bpavlica
:bulletpink: Commission info for fionacreates
:bulletpink: Commission info for saviroosje
:bulletpink: Commission info for digimitsu
:bulletpink: Commission info for schlach-uffn-kopp
:bulletpink: Commission info for mitgard-knight
:bulletpink: Commission info for alexanderpaupoff
:bulletpink: Commission info for roemesquia
:bulletpink: Commission info for pizzatail

Whoas - Theme: Smile

Making Friends by imaginism

Ariel smiles by richten

By the sea by pepperin

Leanne Wood AM by RhynWilliams

scary monsters and nice sprites by Miyukitty

Salt fairy-bug by LiaSelina

Lilo and Stitch by TamberElla

*** by intelkuritsa

Have A Nice Day Citizen by woohooligan

you make me smile by Hart-Worx

Nat by pablombs

Brave Lu by Vitaly-Sokol

Be Happy by inObrAS

It's Winter Time Again! by ShakilovNeel

smile by thespatulaqueen

Smile by Maximko

smile by tobiee

The Mysterious Smile of Mona Lisa by DixieLeota


:note: To contribute to the next issue of "Pimps & Whoas" please include it in the comments below with the appropriate links and information.  If promoting groups, please include a description so people know why they should check it out! Also use devtags not icontags eg:communityrelations not :iconcommunityrelations:

What I'm looking for from you guys:
:bulletred: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletred: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletred: deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletred: DevMEETs or events going on around you or being hosted by you.
:bulletred: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletred: Anything else you feel you want the DeviantArt community to know about!

Next issue to be posted February 19 and the theme for the "Whoas" is Gods and Goddesses.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank you HugQueen

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 11:51 AM

Dear _____, by HugQueen

Please join me in thanking HugQueen for her care and dedication to the literature community :)

Thank you HugQueen :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Img-og by seoul-child

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.

Introducing KovoWolf


Hello! My name is Amber and I’m an art enthusiast and deviously addicted to DeviantArt in the most healthy way possible. My artistic adventures started when I was very young, doodling on my homework as far back as I can remember. My grandfather stirred within me a passion and desire to pursue the arts and to keep going with it. Even passing down his Disney animation books he received when he worked for Disney as an animator. After loosing his battle with cancer I lost all motivation, will and desire to continue with my art. In any form or fashion. It was soul crushing.

After being referred to join DeviantArt by a friend who was a deviant I came to see what it was all about. I signed up and just like that, from the embers of near artistic defeat after loosing my grandfather, DeviantArt, friends and family helped to reforge me from the ashes and help me gain the confidence and support to keep moving forward. DeviantArt gave me the outlet to burst free and allowed me to harness motivation. It filled me with daily inspirations. With each positive comment, share, and favorite the community here stated to pull me back from the void. DeviantArt community truly is like no other. I’ve made so many friends and acquaintances throughout my time here that I’m so honored and grateful for it. Once you become a part of this community it can be life changing.

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” – Thomas Merton

My art is an expression of my feelings and raw untamed emotion. I let the strokes tell who I am and I love what story’s they can weave. To create a piece of artwork you can truly connect with as if it was cut and woven from the very fabric of your being. Art allows us the ability to step away from the confines of reality and allow ourselves to get lost in a world created from the power of our minds. Art is a humbling and character building experience. Art is to preserve and cherish our imaginations. This in itself inspires me. I’ve always had a wild imagination and I love bringing them to life. I can release the stresses of every day life and let the colors soak the negative away like a sponge and ring out the positive back onto the canvas.

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso

This quote has a deep rooted meaning for me and I’ve always found solace and inspiration in it. Art is something felt emotionally and physically and that’s why I love it. It’s something that touches each and every one of us differently and it’s a humbling, scary and an exciting experience. It can make us laugh or cry. Something I would no sooner give up because I enjoy feeling a sense of true, untamed freedom when I’m lost in my own world of art or another artists. Living and breathing art.

February 2016

Deviousness Award Winner

A long time deviant, KovoWolf has been a vital member of the DeviantArt community for the past 12 years. Acting as a community volunteer, she helped bring the best Anthro artwork to the forefront, and embraced the community. Outside of her time spent as a volunteer, she was also sure to participate in annual community projects such as the Valentine’s Day Art Exchange and Holiday Card Project, as well as creating useful tutorials for the community to ensure everyone has the best DeviantArt experience possible. Her tireless love for the community, combined with her clear dedication, make KovoWolf the perfect recipient of February’s Deviousness Award!

We’re proud to name KovoWolf as the Deviousness Award recipient for February 2016

Showing Some Love

Community Quotes

:iconiingo: :iconlovelessdevotions: :iconalexanderpaupoff: :iconkingmancheng: :icontimberclipse: :iconelandria: :iconpixlphantasy: :iconastralseed: :iconstygma: :iconcooley: :iconthiefoworld: :iconjzlobo: :icon3wyl: :icongeorge-b-art: :icondistortedsmile: :iconbeccajs: :iconoughter: :iconphoenixleo:

Amber has been such a great influence towards this community! Her anthro arts and ideas are absolutely inspirational to look at. I also appreciate her time as an Anthro CV. She’s been there since I started DD Suggesting and she showed true dedication toward the Anthro community. She’s a perfect example of a rock star here on DA! Thank you, Amber.”

I had the pleasure of interacting with KovoWolf once I started to suggest DDs and discovered that she was the long-standing Anthro CV. Her politeness and dedication as a Community Volunteer always stood out, to say nothing of the consistent quality of artworks she featured on a near daily basis. Amber has served as an exemplary role model for community spirit and service, influencing my own efforts here, and I extend a hearty congratulations on her Deviousness award!”

KovoWolf’s work is extraordinarily beautiful and magical. While I know very little of her beyond my fondness for her art, her enthusiasm and magnetic presence as the CV for the Anthro community introduced me to a whole new genre that I had failed to explore before. Congratulations, KovoWolf! And thanks for all your hardwork: for all the beautiful art you create and feature, and for your dedication to the community. This award is so very well deserved.”

KovoWolf is truly one of the greatest Deviants you could ever meet. From the day we first spoke to each other as a fellow volunteer we formed a great friendship and I have only the fondest memories of my conversations with her. Not only is she a talented and passionate artist but she is also one of tho kindest souls I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. You can’t talk to her without a warm feeling in your heart. She is that friend that everyone wants, reliable, humble, inspirational and selfless. A true gem in our community who has served her gallery well and earned this well deserved deviousness award!”

KovoWolf has been an incredible asset, friend, and light in the DeviantArt community. Her time here has been dedicated to helping others and sharing incredible beauty within the community. Her gallery is filled with powerful pieces that show her dedication to those of us who love wolves and nature. There are few that are as dedicated and loving as Amber, and I am so happy to hear that she has received Deviousness. Congratulations!”

Amber truly embodies the spirit of community in every way, its lovely to see her incredible enthusiasm being acknowledged with the Deviousness Award. Helpful, supportive and thoughtful of both individual artists and larger community projects shes one talented deviant everyone should have on their watch list and regularly spam with hugs.”

KovoWolf is a shining light in the Anthro Community and on DeviantArt in general. She is always willing to lend a hand or even an ear. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with her these past few years within the Anthro Community. Passion should be her middle name is reflective both in her community spirit and her artwork. Kovo is a beautiful soul and one very deserving of the Deviousness Award. Congratulations KovoWolf!”

Amber has been a driving force within the community for many years now. She’s the kind of person who is always happy to lend a helping hand when and where she is able. If it’s a project she’s helping with or simply lending an ear, her kindness shows through everything she does! She’s one of those people you can’t help but look up to, be it for her talent with art, or just her positive approach towards life.”

Like many others, I first knew KovoWolf as the anthro community volunteer. She was a great volunteer, giving feedback, being very understanding, and devoting her time to make the anthro community a strong one. Her accomplishments shaped this community and will not be forgotten so easily. Kovo was, and still is, an inspiration to me, both for her contribution to the community and her art. It’s people like KovoWolf who make DeviantArt such a unique place. I am grateful to be part of celebrating an amazing person with my clumsy words (hopefully better than my daily deviation descriptions…). It’s a pleasure to see KovoWolf receive the Deviousness Award. She will be missed as a community volunteer, but hopefully, it will leave more time for her to grant us the gift or her art. Congratulations KovoWolf and thank you for all you’ve done!”

Amber is an asset to DeviantArt, and a boon to the Anthro Community. She dedicated more time and energy into her volunteer work than most people can put into their full-time jobs. She is not only a kind and generous soul, she is also very talented - her web designs breathed new life into the Anthro Community and set a new standard for professionalism. I am glad I’ve had the chance to know Amber, and I am confident that wherever she goes and whatever she puts her mind to, she’ll be a success!”

What comes to mind when I think of Amber is: creativity and dedication. She’s a very dedicated girl committed to make everything more awesome, something I learned during our time as community volunteers together, but that is evident just by looking at her gallery and profile. Not only a very talented artist but also a great designer, always willing to help. Congrats Amber! You deserve it!”

Kovo’s such an integral member of the community, I honestly can’t imagine DA without her. During my own tenure as a CV, she set a standard of quality which I strove for. And her surreal, elemental art never fails to charm and relax.”

I am honoured to have worked with Amber while we were both Community Volunteers in the Community Relations team. My experience there was made more awesome because of Amber’s commitment, passion and kindness. Not only did she really show the rest of us how we should be, she brought out the best in us as well. Amber’s dedication to the Anthro gallery is evident in her projects and features, and her stunning artwork too! Anyone can tell that Amber crafts these things with love and care, so it comes as no surprise that Amber is February’s Deviousness. Congratulations, Amber!”

First of all I’m very happy for KovoWolf, she absolutely deserves this award because her dedication for DeviantArt or supporting others is extraordinary. I absolutely agree when Amber says: "DeviantArt is a healthy addiction". I admit to have the same addiction and I’m sure we’re not the only ones. I have to add that Amber is a great person and artist and was a great Community Volunteer. I know that she tried to give her best every day for this community as a CV and for me it’s an example to follow. For this I have a big THANK YOU for her. Like DD Suggester I have to apologize for all the notes and I appreciate her patience and kindness. Amber I wish you all the best, hope you’ll continue to do great things for our lovely community. Blessings to you and congratulations, you deserve it.”

Amber is not only incredibly talented artist and designer, but an absolute joy to talk to and I’ve worked with her on numerous projects, both within the Community Relations Team and in the wider DeviantArt space! She’s so receptive and attentive when you’re screaming at CSS or just need a nudge in the right direction. It’s amazing to know we have people like her in the community to guide and inspire those around her. Well done Amber, incredibly well deserved!!”

I had the fortune of training Amber when she first joined the CV team and what I found was a wonderful, enthusiastic person who is always willing to listen to others and take direction when she needed it-so much so that in turn she became the person guiding others. Not only this, she is a lovely, genuine person and great friend, everything a person who is devious on this site should be! Well done Amber, so proud of you!”

Ambers always been one of the best to work with. Quick to understand many sides of things, and helpful to get people together on the same pages. Running projects and fun things with Amber has always been a joy, and a laugh. Hugs and happiness, an award to celebrate how amazing she is!

KovoWolf has been fairly active in the community even before she became a Community Volunteer for Anthro, such that it spilled outside the anthro world! From hosting various contests to informational articles through projecteducate that one can use as reference later on, she is an inspirational artist as well as a supportive, energetic deviant. It's also amazing to see talented artist in varied field of interest go through improvements in their progress and have that recognizable artwork and also the spirit to help others in her own way!

Congratulations to KovoWolf!

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Thank you tanikel

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 9:33 AM

The Monster by tanikel

Please join me in thanking tanikel for her contributions during her term as a Community Volunteer representing the Photojournalism community :)

Saying Goodbye by tanikel

Crowhop by tanikel

Prayer by tanikel

Raw by tanikel

Thank you tanikel :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank you Amputeewrecks

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 8:11 AM

Omarama by AmputeeWrecks

Please join me in thanking AmputeeWrecks for her dedication and efforts during her term as a Community Volunteer helping to moderate the chats and forums :)

We will miss you!

Play by AmputeeWrecks

Haji by AmputeeWrecks

Face of Christchurch #2 by AmputeeWrecks

Explore by AmputeeWrecks

Thank you AmputeeWrecks :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - January 8, 2016

Fri Jan 8, 2016, 11:16 AM

Listening to the Generation C by Prestegui

News from the Team

:bulletpurple: Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!
:bulletpurple: Notes Search Now Available
:bulletpurple: Status Update Notifications
:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - January 2016
:bulletpurple: Halo 5: Guardians Fan Art Contest Winners

Official Contests

All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all DeviantArt sponsored contests.
:flagus: denotes US only contest

:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge 127 - Monochrome - Deadline January 31, 2015

Sketch This

:bulletgreen: Sketch This - Update 7!
:bulletgreen: Sketch This - Update 8!
:bulletgreen: Sketch This Fun #5 - Results!
:bulletgreen: Sketch This Showcase, Vol. 8
:bulletgreen: UPDATE 9
:bulletgreen: UPDATE 10
:bulletgreen: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Project Educate

Project Educate is a joint venture between Community Relations (communityrelations) and the DeviantArt community. Every week, the project brings you a new set of articles with information, tips, and tricks about one of the many galleries within DeviantArt. Every month, we also have a Community Week built into the schedule, where everyone in the community has a chance to submit an article to share!

Currently - Stock and Resources Coming Up - Artistic Nude and Fetish Photography
:bulletred: Stock and Resources Week
:bulletred: A brief guide to Pose Reference Stock
:bulletred: Exploration Contest
:bulletred: Interview with Kirilee
:bulletred: Interview with SenshiStock
:bulletred: Stock and Resources PE: Proof of Existence Feat.
:bulletred: Stock and Resources PE: Requests vs Commissions

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:

Informative News & Events

:bulletblue: Commenting Workshop #1 - Guidance
:bulletblue: Charity Coloring Book Project!
:bulletblue: Contest Tiems!
:bulletblue: DDSuggestionDrive Launch: Avatar Contest!
:bulletblue: PLP New Year Contest-16,000pts worth of prizes!
:bulletblue: Competition: My Country - My Love
:bulletblue: Contest - Win a Drawing Commission
:bulletblue: Species Design and Name Contests! CORE PRIZES!
:bulletblue: January Contest: People and Portraits
:bulletblue: January 2016 Lit News Roundup
:bulletblue: January Contest
:bulletblue: Monthly Traditional Art Critique Journal: January
:bulletblue: On diversity in art and pop culture
:bulletblue: Past/Present CVS Join CV-Alumni!
:bulletblue: Photomanipulation Newsletter January 2016
:bulletblue: Project Comment - January Newsletter
:bulletblue: Still life challenge January 2016 - Updated!
:bulletblue: UNITY 2016
:bulletblue: Aerial Cityscape Speedpaint Tutorial and Sac Anime
:bulletblue: Talking to Someone Suffering from Depression

Features & Interviews

:bulletred: 15 Under 15 Feature 15
:bulletred: AnnaKirsten...
:bulletred: APN Adventures, Vol. 40
:bulletred: Deviant Inspiration
:bulletred: Digital Throwback Thursday Vol. 2
:bulletred: Fantastic Fan Art Friday 01-01-2016
:bulletred: The Treasure Chest- Ed. 14
:bulletred: Focus On - Pied Kingfisher
:bulletred: Take Your Time
:bulletred: THE PLANTS I GREW ...
:bulletred: Deviously Inspired III
:bulletred: Fancy Feathers?
:bulletred: Christmas Feature
:bulletred: Flaming Colors
:bulletred: High Plains Drifters
:bulletred: In Loving Memory of Nameda
:bulletred: FEATURE PRESENTATION: Pepperin
:bulletred: Friday Night Specials v1.1
:bulletred: Hidden Talent Feature
:bulletred: Little Treasures
:bulletred: Lush: Pinup and Glam Features
:bulletred: Newly Devious, Vol. 21
:bulletred: Photography Exposed: Abstract
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol528
:bulletred: Senior Selections #79
:bulletred: Small Worlds - Part 52
:bulletred: Spotlighting Commenters #88
:bulletred: The Ladies of Lit: Volume LXII
:bulletred: THE NEXT BIG THING #28
:bulletred: ThumbHub Unveiled, Vol. 15
:bulletred: Watcher Feature XXIV


:bulletgreen: PixelPeddlers - Welcome to PixelPeddlers, a customizaton group focused on the best DA has to offer. The main purpose behind our group is to build a center for customization community, where shady deals can be made (suites!) and you can have a cool chat with other customizers. A place you can return to after being AFK for a longer period of time while still feel like you have something in common with the people there, and they give you proper feedback on your work. With that in mind, we want to create a group-whole collaborations and projects that can give customization more eyeballs (+ they are fun to make), and create a platform for skinners to participate in and share new ideas through.


:bulletpink: Commission info for dragondoodle
:bulletpink: Commission info for y2jenn
:bulletpink: Commission info for stressedjenny
:bulletpink: Commission info for kurumi-lover
:bulletpink: Commission info for masterplanner
:bulletpink: Commission info for valasedai
:bulletpink: Commission info for alexanderpaupoff
:bulletpink: Commission info for roemesquita

Whoas - Theme: Blue

:: Little things. :: by Liek

Blue Valentine - Happy Birthday Jen by lauraypablo

Shiny Rapidash by topcat-sama

Time Lapse by MorganaVasconcelos

Swimming in a Fog by BuuckPhotography

Through The Shire by Falassion

Wasp Moth by AlHabshi

Arkanys 28 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos

Each has its own world by aftercode

Free HD Under The Sea Dance Beauty by creativeshahid10

Winter Sparkle by Infinite705

Where Faeries Gather - Revision by JenFruzz

Girl From Digital World by Vitaly-Sokol

o.T 2012-23 by ecoustic

Blue by ShadowLin

Under the storm by nadja-mariina

Always There by hannes-flo

Maldivian Dreams. Loggerhead by Vitaly-Sokol

Light and Colour by RhynWilliams

Centaurea montana - mountain cornflower by CBKphotos

Blue and Gold by ApeironDiesirae

En medio (Pampa cosmica) - 2006 by andresbestardmaggio

Spotted Sun Orchid by ceredwyn

Space Blueberries by neiio

Super Lu and dolphins by Vitaly-Sokol

Discovering by Oer-Wout

Deep Blue by derfs

Foggy stroll by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov

Morning Blue by JoniNiemela

Coldness by nnIKOO


:note: To contribute to the next issue of "Pimps & Whoas" please include it in the comments below with the appropriate links and information.  If promoting groups, please include a description so people know why they should check it out! Also use devtags not icontags eg:communityrelations not :iconcommunityrelations:

What I'm looking for from you guys:
:bulletred: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletred: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletred: deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletred: DevMEETs or events going on around you or being hosted by you.
:bulletred: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletred: Anything else you feel you want the DeviantArt community to know about!

Next issue to be posted February 4th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Smile.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Img-og by seoul-child

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.

Introducing Miguel-Santos


In my mind, I became a photographer when I was a child. I marveled at our family slideshows, projected onto a white sheet on the wall, in our darkened living room. Those beautiful slices of time, floating in beams of dusty light, cheered by the small crowd at every snap, made me realize how much I wanted to take pictures.

I grew up in the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal, and I travelled the world through the photographs of great masters. I studied every detail, wondered about their adventures, and dreamed of my own. Now I live in Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil, where I fell in love with nature and its culture too, of course, and I found myself becoming a storyteller through pictures.

It has been a great journey to become that picture taker. However, the journey to establish myself as an artist would have never even started without stepping into the world of DeviantArt.

Since I joined this awesome community, I felt embraced by its creative spirit and love of art. I met artists and made friends who inspire me as a person. It takes courage for me to share my passion. It takes nerve to share my visions and call myself an artist. DeviantArt became my guide to find that strength within and its citizens my partners in this grand adventure.

Thanks to you, I have become an artist, inspiring others. What a precious reward for sharing.

To those who supported my work over the years and to everyone who relates to it, I am proud to be a citizen among you. Much love to you all.

Long live DeviantArt.

January 2015

Deviousness Award Winner

Miguel-Santos perfectly captures the spirit of a true deviant through his work on DeviantArt! A photographer for fifteen years and a deviant for four, Miguel has made an incredible impact on DeviantArt's photography community through his personal work and contributions to various DeviantArt groups, where he's always ready to provide helpful feedback to his fellow photographers. With a gallery full of photographs that tell brilliant stories, he provides an exclusive glimpse into an otherwise unseen life.

We're proud to name Miguel-Santos as the Deviousness Award recipient for January 2016

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Miguel has a talent that radiates throughout his entire gallery. It won't take you long to fall in love with his work, but perhaps even more surprising is how quickly you'll fall for the man behind the lens. His passion and love for the community here at DA is as bright of a beacon as his art. Taking the time to suggest DDs, comment thoughtfully, and participate in projects like the Capturing Change initiative with Sony, it's easy to see that his mark has been made here. Congratulations to a truly outstanding deviant.

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality. Alfred Stieglitz

What I noticed most about Miguel and his photography is the warmth in his composition. It's not just what he shoots that counts it's the way that he shoots which is critical, as well. Poor choices in photo composition can make a fantastic subject appear dull, but a well-set scene can create a wonderful image from the most ordinary of situations. Miguel has the ability to do just so. The way he frames a shot, chooses a focal length or position makes all the difference in the outcome, which is beautiful to see. He has become over the years a great asset to the DeviantArt community in terms of inspiration and an all around cool deviant! Congrats on the well deserved award of deviousness!

Nigel Stamos?! Seriously, DeviantArt? Out of the 25 million plus members on this site, you chose to give the award to some Marcelle Lactose?! I've known Mirabel Standtoes for quite some time, and I will say this about the guy: Marvell Signpost is not human, nor is he of this world. I've rarely come across a person who exudes humanity and tenderness like our Seagal Mantoast. In fact, he reeks of it, and it's disgusting. He's like our very own, Kal-El -- red underpants and all. Sure, he's talented. Sure, he shoots amazing pictures. Sure, he's been a great inspiration to many of us and will remain so forever and ever! And hell yeah, we'll always love him for it... but seriously, DeviantArt? Seriously? I'd like to conclude this rant by saying that I cannot think of a deviant more deserving of the Deviousness Award than the one, the only, and the somewhat irreplaceable, Miguel-Santos. Congratulations, my friend!

All I have to say about Miguel-Santos is WOW. What a talented fellow. I don't know him personally but I LOVE viewing his art. He captures nature so beautifully. It makes me want to visit every area. One of my top favorite photographers on DeviantArt for sure!

I came across Miguel through his artworks, those exquisite photographs that were able to tell so many stories with just a glimpse!!! I was lucky enough to exchange a few comments with him and it was there when I realized what an amazing human being he was, not just as an artist, but as a friend!!! He has a humble heart sunk in an ocean of greatness!!! And every time I see his works I am reminded of why I fell "in like at first sight" with him!!! I'm SO proud to see you up here today my sweet dear friend, you are absolutely all that this award holds, and it is with honor that I congratulate you with big joy inside of my heart!!! Keep being the awesome artist/human you are, Miguel!!! 

Miguel, to me, is probably one of the best photographers on DeviantArt. There is a very special vision he shares with us, encouraging us to cherish human beings and our environment. From what I humbly think about our World, I would simply say Miguel would be our Ambassador, delivering a message of true hope and beauty through his work. I am genuinely honored and proud to know Miguel on DeviantArt, and deeply inspired by him as a Photographer.

Miguel is a brilliant and inspirational artist as well as an active deviant and a generous person. He is always a positive and cheerful presence and everyone who knows him knows just how amazing it is to be around him. I first found Miguel through his art, i remember being fascinated by his photos and the way he presented the world through them. Even now, after many years, I’m reminded of the beauty around us every time I take a look at his gallery. I'm very glad I'm writing this in celebration of his award, Miguel is well deserving of this honor. Congratulations!

Miguel is one of those photographers that captures a rare atmospheric scene, most of his photographs are so calming whilst others tell a story. What is truely amazing is that he selects the most appropriate comment from his photographs and places them on his profile page, showing that deviants really like his photographs, his artwork whilst also promoting the deviant that commented. Miguel says thank you, he gives out llamas, true Deviant and worthy of this award.

Miguel is one of the most inspiring photographers here on DeviantArt, and also an amazing guy. The diversity in his photography is truly outstanding, especially given the fact that he masters each one of them. He has a creative mind, and great skill, thus going through his gallery is like taking a special journey. I recommend everyone go take a look!

Miguel's photography is impactful, delivering strong messages about the world around him. His dedication to the DeviantArt community is also admirable. From his participation in the Capturing Change project to his promotion of Sketch This challenges and encouraging users to watch and interact with one another, he has touched many areas of the website with his enthusiasm and energy. He's truly a role model for other members and absolutely deserving of being the first Deviousness recipient for 2016. Congrats, Miguel!

Congratulations to Miguel-Santos!

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Pimps and Whoas - Dec. 22, 2015

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 12:00 AM

Winter Weather by ZippyMuffin

News from the Team

:bulletpurple: A More Global Navigation
:bulletpurple: Beta Launch: Notes Search

Official Contests

All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all DeviantArt sponsored contests.
:flagus: denotes US only contest

:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge 126 - New Year Customs - Deadline December 31, 2015
:bulletpink: Holiday Traditions - Deadline January 1, 2016
:bulletpink: DA's Holiday Caption Contest - Deadline January 3, 2016

Sketch This

:bulletgreen: Sketch This - Update 4
:bulletgreen: Sketch This - Update 5
:bulletgreen: Sketch This - Update 6
:bulletgreen: Sketch This Artist Spotlight
:bulletgreen: Sketch This Showcase Vol 4
:bulletgreen: Sketch This - An Awesome Project
:bulletgreen: Sketch This - The Hal Hefner Interview

Informative News & Events

:bulletblue: 2015 Holiday Projects and Contests
:bulletblue: A Guide To Connecting And Sharing On DA
:bulletblue: AA Tips: Product Photography without a Light Tent
:bulletblue: Charity Coloring Book Project!
:bulletblue: Snow and Christmas - Contest/Monthly
:bulletblue: December Challenge
:bulletblue: Seasons of Love (December!)
:bulletblue: December: Love for All Seasons
:bulletblue: Deviantart Commissions, share your experience!
:bulletblue: How Do You Motivate Yourself?
:bulletblue: Painting tutorial - Saber Lily
:bulletblue: PE: Community Week Wrap Up
:bulletblue: Photography Is For Everyone
:bulletblue: Recipe challenge December
:bulletblue: Senior. Change. Inspire.
:bulletblue: Stock and Resources Newsletter: December 2015
:bulleblue:  Tell Your NaNoWriMo Story... with a Meme
:bulletblue: The Tearoom Debates VII: Reading v. Writers
:bulletblue: Want to travel and teach? Interested in China?
:bulletblue: Writers Weekly: Contests, Articles, and Forums
:bulletblue: Contests Around DA: December Edition

Features & Interviews

:bulletred: Annual Holiday Features!
:bulletred: Bursting With Beauty
:bulletred: Deep in the magical forest #1
:bulletred: Focus On - Vultures
:bulletred: Have I Got Gnus for You!
:bulletred: Children Of A Lesser God - Revisited
:bulletred: A Scenic Interlude
:bulletred: WINTER JEWELS
:bulletred: APN Adventures, Vol. 39
:bulletred: Artist Community Volunteer's Interview
:bulletred: Awesome, Literally! (Vol 1: ProjectDFC)
:bulletred: Christmas Pixel Madnes #49
:bulletred: Creating Star Wars: Vader Down #1 Cover Art
:bulletred: CV Features: Still Life
:bulletred: Digital Throwback Thursday Vol.1
:bulletred: Fantastic Fan Art Friday 12-18-2015
:bulletred: Flesh and Bone: Beneath the skin with NicoleNudes
:bulletred: Forum Features #62: Nature!
:bulletred: I Like your Face - Issue 38
:bulletred: Infinity Gravity #11
:bulletred: Inspiration Station - tatasz
:bulletred: Ladies in Red
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol. 190
:bulletred: My Traditional Values: Part 2!
:bulletred: Open Canvas: Vol. 1
:bulletred: Photography Exposed: Country Life
:bulletred: Places LXII
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol521
:bulletred: S T R E E T O P I A
:bulletred: Senior Selections #78
:bulletred: Street Photographer Interview #8
:bulletred: The Ladies of Lit: Volume LXI
:bulletred: The Next Big Interview: LieSetiawan
:bulletred: The Under-Loved, Vol. 18
:bulletred: The Year's Best in Show: A Top 15 Multi-Feature
:bulletred: Through-a-Lens: November
:bulletred: ThumbHub Unveiled, Vol. 12
:bulletred: TRADITIONAL TROVE 81
:bulletred: Treasured Lit: Volume 2


:bulletgreen: Unknown-Art-Alliance is seeking TWO new Moderators! If interested please contact NightSheepStalker!
:bulletgreen: iPhotograph - A fantastic Photography group that is based in a chatroom on dAmn. We host critique nights a few times a week and run PhotoFriday. We are here to help you improve on your photography and answer any questions you may  have with cameras. So stop by the iPhotograph Chatroom and say hello Heart
:bulletgreen: photohunt A fun Photography game! The task is you will be given a word and you have 20 minutes to go shoot it and post it in the Photohunt Chat Best photo wins! I dare you guys to come play just ONE game. You will be hooked.
:bulletgreen: DudeLetsDiet A group for people looking to lose weight, gain weight or get fit. We will help you and each other to reach your goals La la la la We all know how much of a struggle it is to try and do things on your own. Especially trying to lose weight. This group was made for people to have a place to go when they are seeking help with motivation or just want to chat about their experiences and motivate others!


:bulletpink: Commission info for loneold
:bulletpink: Commission info for bjatterflai

:bulletpink: Commission info for bpavlica
:bulletpink: Commission info for thelasthuzzah
:bulletpink: Commission info for jeyerre
:bulletpink: Commission info for y2jenn
:bulletpink: Commission info for aka-shiro
:bulletpink: Commission info for alexanderpaupoff
:bulletpink: Commission info for evesoderlundofficial

Whoas - Theme: Snow

evening by iAmoret

245 by ElyneNoir

Do you want to build a snowman? by PascalCampion

First snow by Ner-Tamin

Noel Tree by derfs

Polar Bears are Dry Clean Only by mree

Warm cold winter sunset by RomGams

in a mood of our own by Rona-Keller

in solitude, seek patience by Rona-Keller

fairytale by KariLiimatainen

It's That Time of Year by Phatpuppyart-Studios

Winter in Helsinki by Pajunen

Blizzard by AlexanderJansson

Forest Journey by JoachimB

Snowflakes with Amurshaya by Eltasia


:note: To contribute to the next issue of "Pimps & Whoas" please include it in the comments below with the appropriate links and information.  If promoting groups, please include a description so people know why they should check it out! Also use devtags not icontags eg:communityrelations not :iconcommunityrelations:

What I'm looking for from you guys:
:bulletred: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletred: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletred: deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletred: DevMEETs or events going on around you or being hosted by you.
:bulletred: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletred: Anything else you feel you want the DeviantArt community to know about!

Next issue to be posted January 8 and the theme for the "Whoas" is Blue.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank You Kovowolf

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 8:11 AM

Painting The Earth With My Song [ BLUE ] by KovoWolf

What can I say about Amber that you don't already know? KovoWolf has been a part of the Community Volunteer team for over 4 years and during her time infected everyone with her positive attitude and love for the DA community.  While she spent most of her time representing the Anthro community, you would have also seen her active in the forums, leading countless projects and hosting an array of community contests.  She's also solely responsible for making my meeting logs look pretty :D

While we're going to miss her boundless energy on the team, I know she's not going to be far but please take a moment to say 'Thank You' to this dynamic deviant!

We love you :heart:

A Love Always Carried by KovoWolf

The Beta's Song by KovoWolf

Totoro's Slumber by KovoWolf

Skin by Dan Leveille

Img-og by seoul-child

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.

Introducing griffsnuff


My name is Tina, and I am a bubbly happy artist from Norway who enjoy sharing and learning more about art. I have been drawing my whole life and it is probably thanks to my mom that I kept on drawing. She has always been my biggest supporter and encouraged me to keep drawing.

I joined DeviantArt in 2005, and that is also were I have met my best friends, learned most about myself and my art. Meeting new people from so many different parts of the world and with so many ideas, is really inspiring to me and has made me work and try a lot of different things through my years, I also worked as a concept artist on Among the sleep and that taught me a lot about design which is my favorite part of art besides colors.

I also would like to say thank you for the enormous support and love I have gotten from this community, your words and ideas have inspired me to do so many things, and being able to create art that gives others joy, is worth every second I spend on here and on the art I make!

December 2015

Deviousness Award Winner

griffsnuff is a widely recognized member of the DeviantArt community! A deviant for over 10 years, she's made a huge impact on the chibi and adoptable communities. Her bright colors and distinct line art give her artwork a unique and instantly recognizable look. She's always willing to answer questions and has created an extensive collection of tutorials to aid fellow artists.  We're proud to name griffsnuff as the Deviousness Award recipient for December 2015.

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Community Quotes

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It is always a treat to find art work from griffsnuff appear in my feed. If you take a peek at her gallery, her artwork is colorful, clean, and also fun in nature. It is inspiring to see how much she has grown from her works in 2005 until now and her tutorial folder is well organized. From experience, I know that tutorials can take ages to create and the fact that she has more than a handful available as free resources is fantastic and shows her willingness to share her knowledge. Some are quite comical too! Thank you for being an inspirational role model to many on DeviantArt and also for being part of this community, griffsnuff! You deserve this.

I am inspired whenever I explore griffsnuff's gallery. It always excites me to see her drawings pop up in my DeviantArt feed, with their beautiful designs, vibrant palettes, and whimsical character designs. In addition to being a wonderfully talented artist, griffsnuff is a down to Earth friendly person who consistently reaches out to the community with fun journals, polls, and events. Her amazing passion for her craft is a big motivation for me and I'm sure for many others in the community. Congratulations, griff!

griffsnuff is one of the most inspiring artists around DeviantArt!!! Love From the color palettes, the lovely expressions of the characters, everything griffsnuff creates is pure joy to the eye!!! I'm very happy to see this award bestowed on griffsnuff, this friendly, amazing artist who selflessly provides sweet little chibi linearts for the entire community to enjoy and color!!! Deviousness is an even sweeter concept today, thanks to griffsnuff !!! Congratulations my friend!!!

griffsnuff definitely has some weight to her name. She's been at the front of the market for commissions for as long as she's been in my watch list. I often see updates from her in my message center and get super curious about what she has to offer and what she's provided recently. Her artwork is simply astounding, and on top of that, she's super friendly and approachable. She always seems pretty eager to answer questions or lend a hand when someone needs real advice from someone who knows what they're doing, and it's pretty hard to find that in serious artists nowadays. She is truly a gem. 

Starlord, I mean griffsnuff, is among my favorite artists. I enjoy her art, from the silliest critter to the full detailed pieces; it is fun and can brighten a moody day. I admire her for doing what she likes instead on just focusing on making serious realistic art. griffsnuff is not only skilled; she also makes time to interact with her watchers, making her stand out from many popular artists. I am inspired by her and her work. griffsnuff is a teacher too! I've learned many things from her live art streams and tutorials. From her, I've learned tips and tricks about art, animation and even webpage coding. I appreciate all those things and I believe that griffsnuff is a key member for the DeviantArt community and fully deserves the Deviousness Award!

I came across the art of griffsnuff while searching for a whimsical style, and I just love the way she uses shapes, color and subject matters. The consistency in her gallery is also something that made me watch her, she has a definitive style that I really enjoy!

griffsnuff has come a long way in the years I have known her. Her creatures are super cute and well designed. She's very active in the DA community, and her posts are usually quite funny. She totally deserves the Deviousness award! Congratulations!

Congratulations to griffsnuff!

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Mon Nov 30, 2015, 10:58 AM

Monsters Under The Bed by TsaoShin
Please join me in welcoming RockstarVanity, TsaoShin and JunkbyJen to the Community Volunteer team!

RockstarVanity (General Photography)

A Ship and a Summer Sky by RockstarVanityMonumental by RockstarVanity
Exodus 7:19 by RockstarVanity

TsaoShin (Fan Art)

A Few of My Favorite Things by TsaoShinAre You Satisfied With Your Care? by TsaoShinManeki Toothless by TsaoShin

JunkbyJen (Digital Art)

::Spring Goddess:: by JunkbyJen
Artists for the Cure by JunkbyJen

::Beauty of the Orient:: by JunkbyJen

Take a minute to go say hello!! :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank you Kaz-d

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 6:06 AM

Giants Footprints by Kaz-D

Kaz-D has been a force on the Community Volunteer team for around five years and you have seen her handy work in several photography groups, countless articles and of course projecteducate. Without Kaz-D, projecteducate would not have been as successful as it has been and it was through her leadership that Community Weeks were born and the inclusion of non-volunteer contributors began --making it a true community effort :)

Today we celebrate a truly awesome volunteer and thank her immensely for her contributions to this community.

Thank you Kaz-D :heart:

Wild Horses by Kaz-D

Let's have a Tea Party by Kaz-D

The things they left behind by Kaz-D

Shoot for the Moon by Kaz-D

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - November 24, 2015

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 11:08 AM

Daily Paint #1095. Cats VS. Cucumbers by Cryptid-Creations

News from the Team

:bulletpurple: Beta Preview of Watch 2.0
:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - November 2015
:bulletpurple: Holiday Card Project 2015!
:bulletpurple: Thank you SingingFlames
:bulletpurple: Thank You namenotrequired
:bulletpurple: The Good Dinosaur Fan Art Contest Winners
:bulletpurple: The Last Witch Hunter Contest Winners

Official Contests

All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all DeviantArt sponsored contests.
:flagus: denotes US only contest

:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge 125 - Music - Deadline November 30, 2015
:bulletpink: (Australia Only) Halo 5 - Guardians Fan Art Contest - Deadline December 12, 2015

Sketch This

:bulletgreen: SketchThis -foureyes
:bulletgreen: SketchThis
:bulletgreen: Sketch This - I want to see your dreams! :D
:bulletgreen: Sketch This Showcase, Vol. 2
:bulletgreen: Sketch This Showcase, Vol. 3
:bulletblue: photographers Channel Guidelines
:bulletblue: 10 Artists Tips: Productivity
:bulletblue: About writing
:bulletblue: Are you Dialed-In on Continued Education?
:bulletblue: Are you hanging in there?
:bulletblue: Artisan Crafts Contests and Events
:bulletblue: Challenges Around DeviantArt: November Feature
:bulletblue: Contest Tiems!
:bulletblue: DeviantArt Holiday Art Swap 2015!
:bulletblue: Digital Dolls Contest! - Now With Entries!
:bulletblue: How DA Stole Christmas: Contest
:bulletblue: How Do YOU Survive NaNoWriMo?
:bulletblue: How to be a street photographer in four lessons
:bulletblue: Monday Discussions - Anime and Mangas
:bulletblue: NaNoWriMo Links and Guides: Revamp 2015
:bulletblue: November 2015 Literature News
:bulletblue: November: Loving Angels
:bulletblue: Photography Newsletter
:bulletblue: Photomanipulation News November 2015
:bulletblue: Project Comment - November Newsletter
:bulletblue: Quick Tips: Literature Formatting on DA
:bulletblue: Reading List: Articles, Tutorials, Editorials
:bulletblue: Recipe challenge November
:bulletblue: Still life challenge November
:bulletblue: The Thanksgiving Note Project 2015
:bulletblue: Traditional Threes: Contest #1
:bulletblue: What do you want to see from CRLit?
:bulletblue: WINNERS - All Hallow's Tales 2015
:bulletblue: Secret Santa 2015/2016
:bulletblue: Contest | Birds in Flight
:bulletblue: Comment Outreach - Raise Awareness + Contest!

Features & Interviews

:bulletred: Browsing by Newest v29, +SketchThis Highlights
:bulletred: 15 Under 15 Feature 11
:bulletred: 30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume XXIX
:bulletred: Awesome photography V
:bulletred: Best of the Week - 032
:bulletred: Confessions of a Landscape Junkie ~ Vol. 9
:bulletred: CV Features - Macro
:bulletred: Fabulous Photography Feature
:bulletred: Feature Friday - Edition #1
:bulletred: Features From Week 45
:bulletred: Getting to Know YOU! #2
:bulletred: NOW CLOSED: Gifts from Dreamland Charity Collab
:bulletred: I Spy Five IV Community Feature Project
:bulletred: Fan Art Friday: Avatar LOK
:bulletred: Infinity Gravity #9
:bulletred: Inspiration Station: aartika-fractal-art
:bulletred: Love DA Lit: Issue 223
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol. 186
:bulletred: Manga #42
:bulletred: Monday Pixel Madness #44
:bulletred: Nature Photo Contest 2015
:bulletred: Nom Nom 88!
:bulletred: Photography Exposed: Food and Drink
:bulletred: Photography Interviews: Macro
:bulletred: Progressive Saturday Night (v.73)
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol508
:bulletred: Sci-fi Feature #30
:bulletred: Senior Selections #73
:bulletred: Small Worlds - Part 50
:bulletred: Stockers off the Beaten Path 12: Apsara-Art
:bulletred: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Collection
:bulletred: The Ladies of Lit: Volume LX
:bulletred: THE NEXT BIG THING #23
:bulletred: Through-a-Lens: themed Tuesdays #14
:bulletred: ThumbHub Unveiled, Vol. 10
:bulletred: Underappreciated - Part 14
:bulletred: TRADITIONAL TROVE 79
:bulletred: Understanding 3D Fractals
:bulletred: Undiscovered Art
:bulletred: Unused Stock Contest and Cover Contest!
:bulletred: FAN ART FRIDAY: Harry Potter
:bulletred: An Interview with Rick!
:bulletred: Feature 25-Masters of Art
:bulletred: Icon Catalog - by Animal Type
:bulletred: FAN ART FRIDAY: Star Wars
:bulletred: Take Me To The Moon


:bulletpink: Commission info for wen-m
:bulletpink: Commission info for pugletz
:bulletpink: Commission info for leafologist
:bulletpink: Commission info for stelari
:bulletpink: Commission info for kurumi-lover
:bulletpink: Commission info for grimhel
:bulletpink: Commission info for masterplanner
:bulletpink: Commission info for digimitsu
:bulletpink: Commission info for mzzazn
:bulletpink: Commission info for getanimated
:bulletpink: Commission info for lumaris
:bulletpink: Commission info for rtnightmare


:bulletblue: LitRecognition is a group dedicated to promoting the work of literature artists on deviantArt. By showcasing featured DLRs in foreign languages as well as in English, the literature gallery moderators provide the community with a showcase of excellence in Literature. In contrast, we will be showcasing excellence with a series of literature pieces each day in a News Article to serve the community. We are a diverse group featuring 5 pieces of quality literature every day.
(but please remember: A DLR is not a DD!) We are still in need of further prose and poetry admins for our group. Please send your application to the group notes.
:bulletblue: ForestRefuge is quite a new group looking for members. It is a place to bring people together who create magical art about the forest. A community to inspire and to get inspired.
:bulletblue: ManipulateThis is having it's first Collaboration Activity.  The Ping-Pong game began on November 1st, but it's not too late to join in the fun. We need Advanced, Intermediate, as well as  Beginning skilled photomanipulators to help mix and match the partners unto make this a successful learning experience -  The Ping-Pong Activity Is Coming!
:bulletblue: Fan-Art-World is looking for Contributors: Wanted: Contributors!

Whoas - Theme: Cats

Kitten by RhynWilliams

Goodbye by TheQuiet-Llama

Untitled by xo-deano-ox

Rebirths by Qinni

Be your own kind of beautiful 2 by AshtrayheartRomina

Emerald Eyes by Mythic-Fox

Cat lady by SayuriIzumi

Tom 6 by Okavanga

Catwoman fanart by BlackRamu

A New Day by Eibography

Leo's Retirement by joeyv7

Witness To by SethFitts

The Distant Warm Hearth by ratchetcat

Urban Cats - 02 by MARX77

Winter Cats by Ripplen
Catamancer- Fluffy Cat by TamberElla

Star Cat cute totem by hontor

cheshire cat by da-bu-di-bu-da


:note: To contribute to the next issue of "Pimps & Whoas" please include it in the comments below with the appropriate links and information.  If promoting groups, please include a description so people know why they should check it out! Also use devtags not icontags eg:communityrelations not :iconcommunityrelations:

What I'm looking for from you guys:
:bulletred: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletred: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletred: deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletred: DevMEETs or events going on around you or being hosted by you.
:bulletred: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletred: Anything else you feel you want the DeviantArt community to know about!

Next issue to be posted December 22 and the theme for the "Whoas" is Snow.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank You PirateLotus-Stock

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 11:47 AM

Broken Glass 6 by PirateLotus-Stock

Please join me in recognizing PirateLotus-Stock for her amazing contributions during her time as a Community Volunteer.

Thank you PirateLotus-Stock ! :heart:

Vine Fairy 31 by PirateLotus-Stock

Zoo 13 Penguin by PirateLotus-Stock

Anazalia 11 by PirateLotus-Stock

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank You Pica-ae!

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 8:48 AM

It's easy by pica-ae

Please join me in thanking pica-ae for her long-time commitment to the DeviantArt Community as a member of the volunteer team. pica-ae helped to represent the typography and Design and Interface communities over several years. She's been a volunteer more than once, she's one of our resident glitter queens and if you're really lucky, she may say 'squirrel' for you ;)

Thank you Anne for being awesome!

  'I know I am mad' - Dali Quote by pica-ae
Hot Chocolate Journal Skin by pica-ae

Creepy Neighbourhood by pica-ae
Rain by neurotype

No Light No Light by ShahAkash

Skin by Dan Leveille

Halloween Contest Winners

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 9:55 AM

Felgonrot Hall by j0sh-3000

We are excited to announce the winners of the Halloween 2015 event, Haunted House! The winners are:

First Place: Stygma  (wins 3,000 DA points from Community Relations)
Second Place: ShadowZyn (wins 2,000 DA points from Community Relations)

There was an extremely narrow margin between first and second place! Congratulations to both of you. :pumpkin:

Other Prizes

We decided to give four additional prizes this year for superlatives (best of, etc.).

For best answers, we chose the following contestants:

RichDoes, IllyDragonfly, and SolidMars

Each of these individuals will receive 1,000 points from Community Relations.

Our final winner is for "Most Creative" (which also turned into "Best Overall"): RogueMudblood, who will receive 2,000 points from Community Relations!

Using immense creativity to create in-character responses, RogueMudblood made playing the game even more fun for us. We appreciated the stories and interesting responses, as they helped us see that RogueMudblood appreciated the time and energy we put into creating our games. The fact that people like RogueMudblood cared enough to really put creativity and heart into her responses made the game really fun. RogueMudblood's dedication to the contest really set the bar high for other participants.

Here is an example of an answer from RogueMudblood:

"I stare at the mistress of the house and can't help but wonder how much further I have to go. She seems far more solid than some of the other apparitions, and I consider the possibility that she's actually one of the demonic monsters I've already encountered – or a new one entirely and simply wearing a disguise. Even so, if solving the conundrum she has set for me is all it takes in order to be able to leave this place... But then, she didn't say she'll let me leave yet. Only that she'll help me on my way, which isn't promising, considering all of the people I've been sent to in this place.

As I move the pieces of the puzzle around the board, turning a couple of them in different directions to make them fit, I can't help but wonder about the cat from earlier in the night, and the beer man with the temporal fluxes. Of all the beings in the house thus far, they've been the most normal. It doesn't take long for my hands to move the pieces into place, my mind moving them on the spatial plane far more easily when I'm not concentrating on them directly. I wonder about the two keys that seem to be stuck inside the black mass of two of the pieces - will she make me choose between them? And if so, does one lead to "certain death"?

When the last one falls into place, I turn to look at the mistress of the house, her hands covering her upper arms as they cross over her chest. With the stare she gives me, I can't help but wonder if she's been reading my mind this whole time...."

Thank you all, and congratulations to the winners!!

A special thank-you, too, to all who helped this year. :heart: You are loved and appreciated.

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank You Aeirmid

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:15 AM

I Long to be Like You by Aeirmid

Please join me in extending a wealth of heartfelt gratitude toward Aeirmid for her years of dedication to the DeviantArt community as a Community Volunteer.  Over her 3 years on the team, she's represented both the Digital Art and Photomanipulation communities while heading numerous projects and hosting crazy Halloween events :)  Despite her high-level of activity on DeviantArt she also managed to complete her Ph.D!  She is inspiring and talented and I'm personally hopeful she users her new found time to create some new art :heart:

The Healing Waters by Aeirmid

Your Fool by Aeirmid

The Time of My Life by Aeirmid

Breathe. by Aeirmid

Thank you Aeirmid :love: :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Welcome OfOneSoul

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:23 AM

HubCat by HubcapCreatures

Please join me in welcoming OfOneSoul to the Community Volunteer team where she will be helping to represent the Traditional Art community! Many of you already know her from her incredible collections and Daily Deviation suggestions but if you don't take a moment to go say hello :)

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank you STelari

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 11:43 AM

Pearl of a heart by STelari

Please join me in thanking STelari for her time and dedication to the Traditional Art community, during her time as a Community Volunteer :)

Thank you STelari :heart:

Crown for the Queen by STelari

The good days by STelari

There are no problems in here by STelari

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank you Elandria

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 12:56 PM

Timeless 01 UNRESTRICTED by Elandria

Please join me in sending massive amounts of gratitude to Elandria for being an outstanding volunteer during her term.  Lanny has been a member of the DeviantArt community for over a decade and spent the last 3 years as a Community Volunteer, representing the Stock and Resources community.  As you can see from her gallery, she's well-versed on the topic and has provided countless amounts of stock photos which have served as inspiration for a plethora of DeviantArt artists. She's also getting married soon, so take a moment to congratulate her!

Thank you Lanny! :hug:

Medieval Tales 35 by Elandria

Forget Me Not 73 by Elandria

Reflections 05 by Elandria

Faro 53 by Elandria

Skin by Dan Leveille