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Skin by Dan Leveille

Celebrating Deviousness - June 2016

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:00 AM
Og-preview by seoul-child

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

Introducing KatieAlves

:iconkatiealves:

Hi! I’m Katie. I’m from Ontario, Canada and I’ve been a makeup artist for 6 years now. I started out with a strange idea of creating a little Halloween scene on my lips. I had so much fun creating it that I posted it on DeviantArt for others to enjoy. So many people liked it, that I thought I would try out a scene on my eyes. I loved doing that even more and just kept creating different scenes on my eyes and lips.

Art has always been a big part of my life. I love almost every aspect of it! I try to incorporate so many of the techniques that I learned over the years into my makeup. I owe so much to DeviantArt. Taking a silly little idea and helping it grow into something I’m extremely proud of. The community here is greater than any other community I’ve seen. Thank you, to the lovely people at DeviantArt and to the amazing community for helping me go further than I ever thought I could go.



June 2016

Deviousness Award Winner

Over the past six years, KatieAlves has become one of the most instantly recognizable members of DeviantArt. Her unique makeup skills are unparalleled. Using her face as her pallet, KatieAlves succeeds in bringing different emotions, mythological creatures, and Disney movies to life. In addition to her makeup work, KatieAlves also creates video tutorials to teach others how to recreate her striking looks, which she shares with her watchers through her Youtube page and her DeviantArt journals. Katie has also encouraged the makeup community on DeviantArt with her various contests, which she hosts across her various social media channels.

With her unique talents, her helpful and engaging video tutorials, and her participation in the community, we are proud to award KatieAlves with the Deviousness Award for June 2016!

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Katie is one of the most unique artists I’ve encountered so far on DeviantArt. To make such amazing works of art on such special canvas, takes amazing skill. Her inspiring technique makes her absolutely memorable, and when you have the chance to get to know her, you’re left with good feels about her!!! Not only she’s greatly talented, she’s also the sweetest thing!!! You can’t just come across with her without falling in love with her bubbly personality and helpful spirit!!! Today is a WONDERFUL day, knowing that such a lovely deviant is being celebrated like this!!! CongraSUPERtulations my sweet dear Katie, you’re AMAZING!!!”

KatieAlves is a talented make-up artist. She can use her face as a blank canvas and transform it into a work of art. From mystical and mysterious character make-up to fun and colorful beauty makeup she can do it all. She is truly an inspiration to those in the make-up community and beyond and very deserving of this award.”

Katie’s work is absolutely stunning! She is beyond talented. I wish to someday have even HALF the amount of talent she has for doing such artistic makeup”

Several years ago I was perusing DeviantArt when an amazingly detailed Deviation caught my eye. The colors were vivid, the painting gorgeously applied to accentuate fine lines and character details, all the while coming together to create a delightful scene. On closer inspection, I realized the painting was carefully applied to… her… eyelids!!! There are Deviants who would be grateful to paint such beautiful traditional art on paper or canvas, let alone on body parts! I just had to hop over to the gallery of KatieAlves, who I added to my watch list as quickly as I could get my mouse to jump to the watch box and click. My jaw slowly dropped to my chest as I lingered over traditional art painted on pairs of lush full lips and tiny fingernails, face paintings and additional eyelid paintings. All caused sparkling wonderment to my astonished eyes. Details so skillfully applied that each picture, design or scene could easily be viewed by the naked eye without the need to use the zoom feature. KatieAlves must have nerves of steel to be able to keep such a steady hand to paint via a reflection in a mirror! Katie continues to marvel her watchers with her elaborate face painting, delightful fan and other art painted on her eyelids along with nail and lip designs. Also, be sure to view her fabulous photography that is as electric and varied as her traditional art. Be sure to peruse through her ‘Deadly Sins’ series for her own interpretation on ‘The Sins’, which took her a full week to accomplish shooting with the model. Costumes, makeup and added scene details interpreted each ‘Sin’ masterfully. Katie provides tutorials to show others how to create their own body art, usually via links in the artist description of the given Deviation to a YouTube video, where she shows each step in the process of her art makeup, making it far easier to learn how to do such defined work. An avid commenter and group admin, Katie is an awesome Deviant and asset to the community.”

KatieAlves’s gorgeous makeup artwork caught my eye several years ago. At the time, I didn’t realize makeup art was even a THING; I remember falling in love with the creativity and talent Katie presented. I was blown away by the amount of dedication and craft she showed, and how beautifully her creations — small canvas as eyelids are — always turned out. Thank you, Katie, for bringing a new and inspiring form of art to my attention so many years ago — and keep up the jaw-dropping, stunning work!”

Katie’s incredible eye designs have inspired thousands of people! They’re so imaginative, and really capture the essence of whatever it is they’re trying to portray — especially when you consider sometimes how small the canvas is (eyelids). I hope she creates some makeup art of her new Deviousness award ;D Congratulations!”

I can’t even remember how long ago it was that I first started watching KatieAlves, but I can never forget the impression her work had on me, and what’s more, I’ve been seeing it around even outside of dA ever since, so I know it’s having an impact on many others too. She’s one of the first makeup artists I discovered and I have to say that her work still stands out as some of the most innovative I’ve seen so far. Narrative plays a key part in her designs and I think that’s part of why they are so engaging and charming, but also her amazing skill and dedication too.”


Congratulations to KatieAlves!

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Pimps and Whoas - May 10, 2016

Tue May 10, 2016, 3:58 PM


silver by murriwurri

News from the Team

:bulletpurple: 21 Days of Overwatch

:bulletpurple: Deviant Spotlight: Meet the Artists


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: Distant Starfields - Deadline May 15, 2016
:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge #131 - In a Galaxy Far Away - Deadline May 31, 2016
:bulletpink: The New Millennium - Deadline June 22, 2016




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!

Previously -  Space Art             Currently - Community Week

:bulletpink: Nebula Painting Tutorial
:bulletpink: The Yays and Nays of Integrating Planets in Scenes
:bulletpink: Realistic colors in space
:bulletpink: Various Traditional Methods of Creating Space Art.

:bulletpink: Evolution of Stars
:bulletpink: History of DA Space Art
:bulletpink: Keeping It Real
:bulletpink: Originality in Space Art
:bulletpink: PE: Community Week Intro
:bulletpink: Photoshoot Teams and Getting Published
:bulletpink: Project Educate: How To Critique Fan Fiction
:bulletpink: Styling and Set/Location Tips
:bulletpink: Taking Your Fanfiction to the Next Level


:star:View the whole schedule here:star:



Informative News & Events

:bulletblue: Anatomy tutorial for the back is posted
:bulletblue: Blending tutorial!
:bulletblue: Contest Announcement: Movement!
:bulletblue: Contests around DA: May Edition
:bulletblue: How to Create an Original Character!
:bulletblue: Iconic Tribute Contest
:bulletblue: Joumana's Cookbook
:bulletblue: KICKSTARTER!
:bulletblue: London Picnic Meet July 2016
:bulletblue: Manip Academy #10: Blending Fire
:bulletblue: May 2016 Contest!
:bulletblue: Mid April News: Love Pulse
:bulletblue: Neat Street Features Header Contest =Issue Eleven=
:bulletblue: NEW COMIC BOOK ON KICKSTARTER!! \o/
:bulletblue: On Tutorials!
:bulletblue: Overcoming Artist Self Doubt
:bulletblue: Pod Stories
:bulletblue: Project Comment - May Newsletter
:bulletblue: SAVAGE RIFTS KICKSTARTER LIVE!!!!!
:bulletblue: SMP Weekly Art Tips Vol09
:bulletblue: Still Life May Challenge 2016
:bulletblue: Achieving your dreams. Before during and after.
:bulletblue: Use of the colour wheel for lighting and shading
:bulletblue: Vexelove needs you!
:bulletblue: what are your work habits?
:bulletblue: What do you need from TheMaidenInBlack as a CV?
:bulletblue: Writers Weekly: Contests, Articles, and Forums
:bulletblue: 

Awareness of the Arts contest needs writers!
:bulletblue: Fantasy Creature Contest 2016 - Open!
:bulletblue: Art Block Contest - ALL MEDIUMS ACCEPTED
:bulletblue: Landscape Month: Intro and Contest Announcement!
:bulletblue: May Artisan Crafts Challenge: Mother's Day
:bulletblue: May Contest: Architecture
:bulletblue: MagicalJoey's Anthology Contest
:bulletblue: Your life is not a joke
:bulletblue: Birthday Giveaway
:bulletblue: Help SeaShell Photo Art Rebuild


Features & Interviews

:bulletred: #1. Zero in on: Digital Art

:bulletred: APN Adventures, Vol. 54
:bulletred: Best in Photography Today #51
:bulletred: CATS AT SEA! HELL YEA!!
:bulletred: Crafty Features
:bulletred: Darkroom Feature - 8
:bulletred: Decoding Daily Deviations: Love and war
:bulletred: Digital Throwback Thursday Vol. 18
:bulletred: EYE ON TALENT XXV: FANCYFOXY
:bulletred: Fantastic Fan Art Friday - 05-06-2016
:bulletred: Feature #85
:bulletred: Feature Friday - Edition #17

:bulletred: Feature: Queen-Kitty
:bulletred: Feature: Theme: Rich Brown Tones
:bulletred: Featuring: Food-Baking-cakes-cookies-pastries-etc
:bulletred: HiddenSparks Vol. XXXIII: joifish
:bulletred: Interview with Space Art Veteran Hameed
:bulletred: Little Dragon Feature 
:bulletred: Love DA Lit: Issue 233
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol. 205
:bulletred: Monday Pixel Madness #65

:bulletred: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 127
:bulletred: Photography Discussions: Money
:bulletred: Photography Exposed: Dolls and Figures
:bulletred: Photography Newsletter: April 2016
:bulletred: Photomanip Newsletter May 2016
:bulletred: Pixelation vol.3
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol581
:bulletred: reflections and reflections
:bulletred: Senior Selections #95
:bulletred: SPOTLIGHT on Pica-ae
:bulletred: StREet PHoTOgrApHy V.I
:bulletred: The Collectibles Vol.7
:bulletred: The Ladies of Lit: Volume LXVI
:bulletred: The Power of COMCAM
:bulletred: Yard Tuesdays: Have a seat! 2




Groups

:bulletgreen: RandomBrains. The group is about creating artworks based on random words give, by a generator

:bulletgreen: 
ManipulateThis is having its first contest of the year! The "Over The Horizon" Contest is a landscape theme challenge for photomanipulators of all skill levels.  Participants will be judged against entries of the same level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advance) so that everyone has a chance to win prizes.  Deviants must be a member to participate. The contest ends May 13th (plenty of time to get in your entry!), and the details, required stock choices, and prize list can be found here: Over The Horizons Contest!
:bulletgreen: PhotographyGuide is a place where (beginning) photographers receive feedback on their work in a positive feedback, and (beginning) photographers are challenged with our theme-assignments to learn new things!
: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 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!


Commissions

:bulletpink: Commission info for gh07
:bulletpink: Commission info for evanimations
:bulletpink: Commission info for chrysisi
:bulletpink: Commission info for erisiar
:bulletpink: Commission info for fontesmakua
:bulletpink: Commission info for sketchinthoughts
:bulletpink: Commission info for Masterplanner
:bulletpink: Commission info for iwonn
:bulletpink: Commission info for harublossom
:bulletpink: Commission info for nintendrawer
:bulletpink: Commission info for mzzazn
:bulletpink: Commission info for stinawo
:bulletpink: Commission info for digimitsu
:bulletpink: Commission info for valasedai
:bulletpink: Commission info for rtnightmare

Whoas - Theme: Silver


Magpies: Five for Silver by puimun

Silver by Maevachan

Silver by ArainMorn

Breakthrough from the deep by Laurelis

Silver Surfer by Hal-2012

Silver moon by DalfaArt

Essence naturelle... by Ikonokl4st

Silver by GeesPhotos

IXINTIEELH Silver and Labradorite by LUNARIEEN

Black Mass by JanPusdrowski

Broken Theatre by TzolkSp

Silver Drak'Ar by SchmiedeTraum

ZANTARIAL (YIN YANG) - Silver, Moonstone, Onyx by LUNARIEEN

The Physical Manifestation of your Mentality by Zerhys











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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 June 29th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Owls.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!


Skin by Dan Leveille

Celebrating Deviousness - May 2016

Sun May 1, 2016, 12:00 AM
Img-00 by seoul-child

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

Introducing ryky

:iconryky:

My name is Benjamin Cehelsky and I’m from the Czech Republic. I’m 23 years old and I have drawn since I was child. However, the biggest inspiration for me was DeviantArt, which I joined 9 years ago. I met a lot of people and friends all over the world here. My style of painting has changed many times throught the years and it has improved. Mainly, I was into the digital paiting. Many talented artists inspired me to try this, right here on DeviantArt. In 2012, I decided to help beginners, that’s why I started to create tutorials for digital paitings.

People were so grateful and feedback was so great that I’m still doing it. At this time I’m really into scenery and fantasy work. I’m so happy that people are enjoying my paintings more and more. I would do anything to have people enjoy my work. I want to thank you all for the support I get from you, from this community. You are awesome and you are inspiring me to never leave the thing I do and love the most. Thank you. Love, ryky



May 2016

Deviousness Award Winner

A deviant for 9 years, ryky has made a huge impact on the DeviantArt community, encouraging and leading his fellow artists to improve their artistic abilities. Using his over 150 tutorials and resources, fellow deviants have found amazing help drawing eyes, lips, hair, and more. Outside of these useful resources, ryky has made an impression with his unique art style as well, featuring strong colors and silhouettes. Ryky will often live-stream his drawing process, giving his fellow artists the chance to see him in action. In addition to his artistic contributions, ryky has also hosted his own challenges and giveaways through his journals, engaging and supporting not only his watchers but the whole DeviantArt community.

It is for these reasons that we are proud to award the May Deviousness Award to ryky.

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Community Quotes

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ryky has always been a deviant I can rely on for help. I had been search for a tutorial on something, which I had struggled with for a very long time. After finding their profile, I knew it was an instant watch. Over the last few years, I’ve stayed with ryky and I’ve continued to learn new techniques. They answer questions, not just on dA, but other social media they have. They have tons of tutorials covering a huge variety of tutorials. I know first hand how much time that takes, and I find it incredibly encouraging that they take so much time out for other deviants by making them. Their tutorials include special effects, environments, lighting and even anatomy, so most anything you can think of. In addition, their art is just beautiful eye candy. Brilliant colors and lighting are such a treat to look at. Fantastical elements and encouraging messages and stories come with each one. Even though their art is rarely fully rendered, it still speaks volumes to me personally. They also host giveaways and streams, really getting involved with their followers and watchers. Lots of great artists do their craft well, but people like ryky really make that effort to keep active, keep their followers active. I can always refer to their gallery if I need help with something artistically. After being active on their social media, I know they are someone that I could ask and expect a reply from as well. Overall very deserving of such a reward! Congratulations ryky!”

Benjamin captures expertly light and shadow. If you love art and especially if you’re willing to learn a lot, you’ll definitely want to check out his gallery. The wonderful tutorials are legendary and lovely easy to follow. The magnificent style that plays perfectly with shades, creates a dreamlike atmosphere. I hardly know any other artist who shares in such a varied and productive way art with his admirers. Thank you for all.”

ryky’s work is amazing. I find myself returning to his gallery time and time again for his Tutorials and Resources which have really helped me a great deal with my own creative projects. His gallery is a difficult to leave once I am there because I just want to keep looking. I believe each of us has something in this life that we are meant to do and I believe that ryky is doing exactly what he was born to do… it all comes so naturally for him.”

ryky’s works are so vivid and eye-catching. I was mesmerized by his usage of light and mood in coloring. I had come across ryky’s work one day when I was browsing DeviantArt. Then, to my surprise, he had a folder of tutorials to share. I checked it out and instantly began watching him. I believe that he is definitely a great community member as he is willing to help others and share his knowledge of digital art. His resources are fantastic and I am a big fan of his dreamy landscape art. I am always delighted to become lost in his beautiful gallery. Thank you, ryky, for your contribution to our community!”

I love ryky! I have followed his progress over the years now and it is amazing to see how much he has developed. He has his very own distinctive style and unlike many other popular artists he doesn’t hesitate to share his knowledge and techniques with his fans. I have never seen any fellow artist producing new tutorials and step by steps in such pace! He is also very responsive, down to earth and loves interacting with his followers. Very well deserved award!”

ryky is a very resourceful and extremely talented deviant. From glowing blue hair to clouds in the sky, Benjamin’s gallery offers many insightful tutorials in how to draw a variety of objects. Not only are their tutorials spot on but their gallery is filled with colorful masterpieces with great composition showcasing their huge amount of skill. With drawings drawn in times sometimes as low as 10 minutes, ryky demonstrates how much lighting and texture can bring a piece together. Congratulations Benjamin, you definitely deserve this!”

ryky is one of my favorite artists on this site and that alone says a lot. I love the soft flow and mystery in his works, they always make me day dream. It takes a lot to get into another person’s mind and make them feel warm and dreamy, yet he does it every time and not only is he a bright and accomplished artist, but he is also great at teaching others through his many and diverse tutorials. I am very glad I get to congratulate him for receiving the award this month, it is very well deserved and I wish him the best of luck in his endeavors!”

I’ve only been watching ryky for a few months now, but during that time his dedication not only to his art but also to this community have definitely shown. His gallery is a wonderland just waiting to be explored deeper, filled with vibrant colors and beautiful scenery. It is however not just his fantastic art contributions to the site that make him stand out as an exemplary deviant though, ryky regularly posts useful tutorials covering simple subjects that are essential to every digital artist.”

ryky is that one artist that you almost cannot miss on DeviantArt. His art stands out from the crowd by it’s colorfulness and imaginative subject. He has come a long way since he started on DeviantArt and over the years he shared his improvement and painting methods with the community in the form of streams and countless small tutorials that are simple to follow even for the beginning artist. Congrats with your award, Ryky. It’s well deserved.”

ryky's works are both stunning in composition and colour combination, their pieces are always vibrant with life and emotionally driving colours, every scene they put together always tells a clear story, it's really magical. I've often seen ryky putting in so much of their time and effort to create tutorials for new and old artists with tricks and tips on how to draw, paint and design certain elements, this kind of generosity really helps the community flourish and bloom. I'm really happy to see such a friendly and familiar face like ryky being recognized by the community and being awarded Deviousness! Congratulations!"


Congratulations to ryky!

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Thank you Liliwrites

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 7:29 AM

Pimps and Whoas

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 6:43 AM


dog by jehkay


News from the Team

:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness- April 2016
:bulletpurple: Welcome Chaosfissure


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 #130 - Not a Furry - Deadline April 30, 2016
:bulletpink: Distant Starfields - Deadline May 15, 2016



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 - Commercial and Fashion Photography            Coming Up - Community Week

:bulletpink: Commercial Photography 101: What Is It?
:bulletpink: Studio vs. Location
:bulletblue: Your Friendly CRLit Neighbors: 03


Features & Interviews

:bulletred: 'het magisch realisme'
:bulletred: 15 Under 15 Feature 26
:bulletred: ThumbHub Unveiled, Vol. 26



Groups

:bulletgreen: @deviant365 is DeviantArt's official 365 Project where you will be provided with weekly tasks for the whole year. @deviant365 aims to uphold the core values of DeviantArt through weekly tasks that encourage creativity, community, and artistic growth

:bulletgreen: PhotographyGuide - A relatively new group where (beginning) photographers receive feedback on their work in a positive feedback, and (beginning) photographers are challenged with our theme-assignments to learn new things!

:bulletgreen: The toronto group is hosting a DevMeet! Apr 23: Evergreen Brickworks - Spring Hike
:bulletgreen: New group: Space-Revived


Commissions

:bulletpink: Commission info for Tudalia
:bulletpink: Commission info for nakanoart
:bulletpink: Commission info for roemesquita
:bulletpink: Commission info for Masterplanner
:bulletpink: Commission info for y2jenn
:bulletpink: Commission info for alexanderpaupoff
:bulletpink: Commission info for kiikii-sempai
:bulletpink: Commission info for valasedai


Whoas - Theme: Dogs


Pretending to Be Santa by rainylake

Magic by feanutri

Grace by Denaru

Goodbye by Kawiku

How the times have changed by Akelamoonstone

Summer, dogs and skateparks by Heylenne

Saturdays by spyed

puppy dreams 2 by vularia

Thor by GeorgeXVII

Me and my lovely Maya ! by GeorgeXVII

Dalmatian in the woods by Kelshray-photo

Yours Truly by TeaPhotography

1404 Taja 062 by Palmix

Staring into your soul by iKatie22

My Best Friend by rodrigo-pontepreta

The Footprint by andersartigkeit

Tiny Dogs with Tiny Hats by bubbybubbles12



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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 May 6 and the theme for the "Whoas" is Silver.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!


Skin by Dan Leveille

Welcome Chaosfissure

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 9:35 AM


Babbling Inferno by ChaosFissure


Please join me in welcoming ChaosFissure to the Community Volunteer team where he'll be helping to represent the Fractal Community!


Frostburnt Chasm by ChaosFissure

Dark Hunt by ChaosFissure


Phoenix Dream by ChaosFissure

Golden Curiosity by ChaosFissure


Rising Sun by ChaosFissure

Go take a moment and say hi! 

Skin by Dan Leveille

Learn This!

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 7:00 AM


Panda Family by Eyth

Since the dawn of DeviantArt, deviants have been submitting tutorials and sharing wisdom thus promoting and encouraging the artistic growth of fellow community members. This practice is part of what makes our community the best in the world and who better to launch a comprehensive tutorial suite than your Community Volunteers?  The volunteer team is comprised of elite artists and wise sages who have come together to create an amazing collection of tutorials for you.. for FREE!



The "Learn This" suite of tutorials is our pride and joy and we are SO excited to finally be able to share them with you!


The Suite



Learn This: Stock and Resources!Welcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew DeviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep."

Today, I Cassy-Blue am going to show you how to make the BEST model stock photos with a few handy tips. The other cv's are also doing super awesome tutorials about their galleries, so you tots have to go and check them out to learn more :giggle:.


After much experimentation with stock photos and modeling I have discovered the key to great model stock lays in the expression of the model. Yes, that's right. The face makes or break it. I have discovered the holy grail of stock image modeling.  It's sooo easy too! Just press your lips together like a fish. No, that's not quite it. Like a duck! That's right. And bam you're 100% model
  Learn This: Realistic Pixel FruitWelcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew deviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.


In the spirit of spring around the corner we will explore how to pixel some realistic fruit, more specifically a juicy, ripe strawberry.

Step 1
Equip yourself with your pixel program of choice and select the pen tool. Start by plotting in the basic shape of a strawberry. Keep the shape loose and random to make it appear more realistic. Nature knows no flawless shapes.

Step 2
Next, pick some vibrant colours for the leafy part and the flesh, and apply generously. Make sure to stay within the lines, we don't want this to look like a child's drawing, but like a high quality pixel.
  Learn This: Ultimate ManipWarning: this is an april fools day joke!
Welcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew DeviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.

In this extensive tutorial I am going to show you how to build your own ultimate manip.
The ultimate manip requires only five specific ingredients:
1. Pretty girl in dramatic pose (irreplaceable). Use faestock if you can!
2. Forest (cemetery also works)
3. Full moon (a big one)
4. Pretty hair (lots of it)
5. Ravens (the more the merrier) 
As it happens, I prepared everything here:
Black Dress Bob 19
Cemetery Premade
  Learn this: Add fancy Bokeh to a Macro PhotographWelcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew deviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
In my case I will show you how to add that sparkling bokeh effect to your Macros!!!
Let's start!!!
 
1.- First of all import your image to dA Muro:
2.- Add a new layer on top of your image by pressing the + button, then select the brush tool and the brush called Scatter. Select also a color that matches your image and the size and opacity, which should be around 50%:
3.- Start painting over the background zone of your image:
4.- And Voilá!!!! There you have your image with a cool bokeh!!!


Learn This: Submitting to Lit MagsWelcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew deviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
Want to Get Published?
This tutorial will cover the basics of submitting to your favorite literature magazines! It is guaranteed to grant you access to the wonderful world of being a published author. Read on to learn all the things you need to become highly successful in this exclusive field. 
Step One: DO NOT READ
A lot of lit mag websites will ask that you read their publications to get an idea of what sort of work they look for. THIS IS A TRAP. Don't fall for it! They're basically saying "hey, we don't know what we like, but here are some things we've published before, so maybe get some ideas from there?"
We all know that being i
  Learn This: Creating an Original CharacterWelcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers — ages before we even knew DeviantArt existed — we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
Want to Create an Original Character?
Of course you do!  What would a story be without characters you created from your own imagination?  In this tutorial, you will discover the secrets to making the perfect OC for your story.
Step 1: Find an Already Published Story
This step is super important.  Don't skip it!  Find a story you enjoy — it could be a movie, TV show, story, or comic.  Once you've found one, go on to step 2.
Step 2: Become emotionally attached to a character.
You've found the perfect story, great!  At this point you've undoubtedly obsessively read/watched/d
  Learn This: Becoming a famous photographerWelcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew DeviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
Wanna become a talented, famous photographer? Someone everyone is always talking about? Someone who inspires the entire genre? Here's what you gotta do:
Take lots of portraits with people wearing animal or gas masks.Use fake bokeh. Lots of fake bokeh.Selective coloring is sure to make your photo better!Black and white EVERYTHING for more intensity.Put lots of plants and pretty things in small transparent vials. It's so experimental and innovative.Tone mapping, all the tone mapping!Dodge and burn the shit out of those eyes! Do it! Burnnnnn theeemmmm.Sharpen the hell out of your photos. Do it. Now.Use creative conceptual props like keys, four leaf clovers, teacups, books, roses, lightbulbs,etc.Dra
  Learn This: How to Prove you Are a TRUE FanWelcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew DeviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
So I was thinking I could learn y'all some epic art tips, or since we're all fans here, I thought it would be WAY more fun to show you how to prove you are a true fan (even a number 1 fan!) to anyone who questions your dedication to hot fictional characters.
I wanna prove that I'm a true fan :eager: What do I do?
1. Change your screen name.  If your screen name is not related to your fandom you have already failed because no one will be able to tell at a glance how much you love your fandom!  (Yes I am a failure :cries: Don't be me!)  And DA's taglines are just too easy to miss.  The screen name is in the big letters on your page, it's


Learn This: Digital Face Drawing!Welcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew deviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
So today I will be giving you a small taste of how you can make wonderfully realistic face drawings.

  Learn This: Making Friends In ChatsWelcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew DeviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
morbidman187 Here, your fearless chat demi god with wisdom for your brains!
I will give you some of the best tips for making friends in chats that I have learned from many years of chat experience both before and after becoming a Community Volunteer. 
:stare: If you don't follow these tips you are probably doomed to a friendless chat life.
1. First thing you must do as soon as possible, is announce whatever fandom is currently most important to you.
This may seem like it will isolate yourself from other users and it will but they suck and you only want the ones who like what you like anyway.
Example:
*** You have joined #ThumbHub *
Welcome back, Ja
  Learn This: Animals, Plants, and Nature!Welcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew DeviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
JenFruzz here, reporting for duty :salute:
Today I bring all of you nature photographers an in-depth look at how to add a unique spin to your flower shots. We're nature people, we love flowers. Find me a nature photographer with zero flower photographs. DO IT. Just kidding. Don't do it. There is no time to waste! 
Flowers are everywhere... How do we--as upstanding APN photogs--possibly create something fresh and unique?!
FLOWERS... AND SPACE.
Yes, this tutorial will teach you how to create otherworldly flower photography that will have your watchers flocking to your gallery like a herd of sheep being chased by a Shetland Sheepdog. You've seen beaut
  Learn This: Making AnthrosWelcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew deviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
So you want to make an Anthro Character?  You could make a character out of almost anything!  A teapot!  A rocking chair!  A hot rod!  All they need is some personality.
For sake of simplicity in this epic tutorial we will be doing an animal.  After all, that Zoo movie came out and people NEED to make OC's for it so here we go.
Step 1
Start off by making a basic human shape.  Don't stress about anatomy that can be done at a later time.
 

Step 2
The animal we will be doing is a cat because cats are cool.  Make a new layer in your program and define the body more as


Learn This: How to Critique LitWelcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew deviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
In this Lit-centric tutorial I put together thanks to my genius gray cells, we will be exploring the darkest of all wisdoms, the one true gift we all aspire to... the skill that refines all skills. 
Of course, I'm talking about the art of critiquing Literature
Critique is an essential part of every artist's growth, both giving it and receiving it improve our own writing quality that much more - but how should you do it to get the most out of it? Worry not, here I am to save your day and let's be real, your full writing career. In my long time around DeviantArt I've established myself as the Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac of critique - an entrepreneur of the arts, but also a meth
  Learn This: Do's and Don't's of #devartWelcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew deviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
As we all know #devart is our main hub of activity on the chat network. New people, old people, ugly people and leftover staff that have nothing better to do join this room on a regular basis. 
But how should one act in this room to get along? 
This article will help those old and new to #devart learn the best way to follow the rules.
For a companion on how to make friends read: Learn This: Making Friends In Chats 


1. What to do when joining the room.
    When you join #devart it's polite greet only staff members and senior members, no one else because why do they matter?
  Learn this: How to make good street photographyWelcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew deviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
Chimping (looking at the LCD screen) is mandatory after taking photos on the streets
Mix your digital and film photos in a project: that rocks and gives great rendering
You know you're good when letting the number of “favorites” dictate whether a photo is good or notLet also criticism affect you negatively. A criticism used to empower positively your work is so over overrated.It is an obligation to hesitate before taking a street photograph!!!
Use cluttered backgrounds, it's so visually appealing.Shooting more than one type of film at a time (Kodak Portra 400 for color, Kodak Tri-X for black and white) is a must do to enter the Hall of Fame of Fam
  Learn This: Fashion PhotographyEDIT: This might have been just a silly April Fool's joke, but I hope it exposed you to some new tools in Photoshop that you haven't used before! Both the gradient tool and selective color adjustment layers are things that I do use a lot! Just not quite to this extent of course :) 
Welcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew DeviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
Today, I, Queen-Kitty, will be assisting you so that you can achieve SUPER artistic FASHION editing on your very own fashion photographs! :D I know you are super excited, because this tutorial has been a long time coming! Thankfully, many of the CVs, including myself, decided to release this extra special "Learn This!" series which is full of amazing and free exclusive tutorials to


Learn This: Glitter your lifeWelcome to a CV project that has been years in the making. YES! Even before we knew we would be volunteers--ages before we even knew DeviantArt existed--we were working on this collection of tutorials to bring only the most refined and technologically advanced methods to your interweb doorstep.
Hello I am Talty, one of your friendly Artisan Crafts CVs. Today I will teach you how to embellish your life with glitter, the corner stone of the craft world. There's nothing, absolutely nothing that can't be improved by the addition of glitter, you'll soon discover that your life is so much better when everything has a fine layer of glitter. Glitter goes with everything! It works everywhere! It's timeless! I'll share with you all of our secrets to glittering your life forever. You'll soon be addicted to it. You will never get rid of it.
Step number #1: Get glitter
Go to your closest craft store and get glitter. LOTS of glitter. If you want to be a pro y






Get Creating



Now that you're inspired, it's time to get creating! Be sure to link us to your artwork and let us know which tutorial inspired you. 

Skin by Dan Leveille

Celebrating Deviousness- April 2016

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:00 AM
Og-preview by seoul-child

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

Introducing Picolo-kun

:iconpicolo-kun:

My name is Gabriel Picolo, I’m an illustrator based in Brazil who loves coffee and black kitties.

I’ve been drawing since I was kid but it was always a hobby which I didn’t put much time into. By 2013 I used to draw a doodle per month. Maybe.

Then, I joined the DeviantArt community on 2014 when I did the 365 days of doodles project, in which I challenged myself to draw a doodle a day, for the whole year. It was one of the most challenging things I ever did and it helped me so much with developing my craft and to keep drawing regularly.

Everything from then on was crazy and by the end of the 365 days I was getting art commissions and clients, which made me decide to quit my 9 to 5 job to become a full time freelance illustrator. The support I got from the community was unbelievable and it made me connect with so many amazing people. This connection between you guys and the stories I create is definitely my favorite part of sharing my work here.



April 2016

Deviousness Award Winner

Picolo-kun made a mark on the DeviantArt community from the moment he joined. Starting off his DeviantArt career with his 365 Days of Doodles project, he was an instant hit with his complex daily drawings. From there, he continued to challenge himself and the DeviantArt community to create art in new and different ways. Once the 365 Days of Doodles were complete, he started a new palette project in which he focused on a different color in his artwork each month. Recently, he also hosted a challenge on Sketch This in the Autodesk Sketchbook mobile app. Outside of his artwork, he’s hosted his own challenges with prizes for the DeviantArt community. If you venture through his journals, you’ll see various stories about his growth, art features promoting other artists from DeviantArt, and tips and tricks for beating procrastination.

Although he’s only been a member of DeviantArt for two years, Picolo-kun has quickly become a core part of the community. It is for this reason that we are proud to award Picolo-kun the Deviousness Award for April 2016.

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Encountering Picolo-kun’s DeviantArt gallery is like peering into an active volcano seething with dramatic and seductive imagery. Virtuosic draftsmanship combined with keen insights into the secrets of the human heart, from romance to tragedy, informed throughout by a wise and gentle sense of humor, all rendered in a style that’s both fluid and precise. Comics as poetry, and poetry as hardcore rock and roll for the eyeballs. Add to that a genuine curiosity regarding his fellow artists and simple courtesy in his dealings with them, you have a solid and inspiring deviant and a great natural resource for this community.”

Picolo-kun has a gallery that is filled to the brim with jaw dropping work. Crossing from traditional to digital, he incorporates a beautiful sense of the traditional style in his digital work. His Moleskin journal pieces have traveled so many dimensions of styles, genres, and subjects and all of his hard work has inspired so many others. He often makes great tutorials to help his followers and consistently fosters growth in his own work and for other artists. Congratulations, Picolo-kun! Well deserved!”

First of all I have to say I am honored to be asked to write something about Picolo-kun. (Gabriel) I know him for some years now and he has been a real motivating force for me on DA since I met him, and I know that I am not the only one. His work is very inspiring and full of colors and or ink. The 365 days of doodles challenge was an amazing idea of him and I have seen many people do it and even I have tried to do the challenge, but couldn’t keep up because of a busy school life. Nevertheless, people did the same thing as he did and that’s why he is so big inspiration. He has eye for color and detail and somehow is really good at capturing people’s emotions and has a big fantasy. His new hit, Icarus and the Sun is very popular, just as the 365 days of doodles challenge was last year. And very colorful and inspiring. But above all, he is not only an good and real artist, but also a really nice and humble person and a good friend for encouraging me to continue with the challenge and drawing, although that I eventually quit the challenge back than. But I will never stop drawing, because of people like him. I’ll like to end with that I am really grateful for being asked to write something about him. I wish you all luck for the future Gabriel, enjoy your award. You really deserve it!”

His artwork is born from real emotions, Gabriel’s imagination has sorcery and charm and he trains himself sensually in the perception of the world!!! The way he used lighting often enhances the thought provoking messages in his images. He has a passion to create Art that feels like a magical mess of gorgeous chaos ! He looks at beauty from the strangest outlook, …a true Deviant Artist.”

Gabriel’s amazing talent is matched by his sweet personality and the way he encourages others to be proud of their works! I came across this artist when I saw his inspiring Inking tutorial that earned him a Daily Deviation last year, and thank Goodness for the “More from” feature on the right of the page, because I saw things in there that tickled my curiosity and made me want to visit his gallery and take a more in-depth look! O… MG! There it was, his “Let Me In” piece grabbed my heart automatically, and the rest is history, I’m one of his fans now!!! Enjoying his creations and witnessing his lovely way of being in each of his interactions with every single one of us!!! I am truly amazed by his unbelievable talent and his warmth, his eagerness to be the role model he is!!! Congratulations my dear Picolo-kun, it’s SO good to see YOU holding that sweet little green crown.”

I met Picolo-kun while searching for the black cat in his daily sketchbook postings last year. Picolo is a master of his craft; what sets him apart is the way he weaves heart and soul into his drawing. His Icarus and the Sun series shows him to be also a fine storyteller. But what makes him a truly devious deviant is the way he interacts with his watchers. When I leave a substantive comment on one of his drawings, he replies with one of his own. That’s rare among popular artist. DA is a better place for having Picolo-kun on board.”

Picolo-kun, you probably know him from his well known project called ‘365 days of doodles’. The project started to stop laziness and better himself but turned out to be an inspiring adventure for you see everyday how he progressed in style, and composition. Even after the project, @Picolo-kunconsistency creates pieces of art that are a definite eye candy and elicit tons of emotions. Congrats Picolo-kun, you deserve it!”

Picolo-kun has always been my special inspiration here on DeviantArt. I’ve been honored to meet such a great person on DA! His works are all so interesting and I know all the people here are fans of his little comic strips! He’s a wonderful person, and so are his tutorials and artworks! I congratulate Senpai for getting this award as he truly deserves this! He’s got many more people to be loved by! Keep being awesome!”

I’ve been following Picolo-kun ever since he started out with the 356 sketches project and I remember thinking it was amazing that somebody was able to do such elaborate drawings every single day. His dedication is an inspiration in itself already, but his art is really inspiring and thought-provoking as well. It’s a mix between original takes on every fandom and thought provoking original characters and comics, all presented in a style and manner that’s really unique to him. But what probably struck me the most, is how much of an approachable individual Picolo-kun is. Despite doing daily art and being active on all kinds of social media, he still takes time to reach out to the community and interact with them on all kinds of subjects. He’s provided the community with feedback, tutorials and interesting challenges to take part in. His dedication is truly awesome. So congrats, Picolo-kun. It’s an award well earned!”

Picolo-kun, you probably know him from his well known project called '365 days of doodles'. The project started to stop laziness and better himself but turned out to be an inspiring adventure for you see everyday how he progressed in style, and composition . Even after the project, @Picolo-kunconsistency creates pieces of art that are a definite eye candy and elicit tons of emotions. Congrats Picolo-kun, you deserve it!


Congratulations to Picolo-kun!

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Pimps and Whoas - March 18, 2016

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:04 PM


God of War III- Olympus Base by andyparkart



News from the Team

:bulletpurple: Welcoming New Deviants
:bulletpurple: Welcome New Volunteers!
:bulletpurple: Thank you C-91
:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - March 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: (18+) Homefront The Revoution: Freedom Fighters Contest - Deadline March 20, 2016
:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge #129 - Spring Break - Deadline March 31, 2016
:bulletpink: Twist Fate - Deadline April 6, 2016


Sketch This

:bulletgreen: TEXTURE WEEK
:bulletgreen: Sketch This Fun #14 - Winner!
:bulletgreen: Sketch This Showcase, Vol. 11
:bulletgreen: Sketch This Showcase, Vol. 13
:bulletgreen: Sketch This Showcase, Vol. 14
:bulletgreen: UPDATE 17
:bulletgreen: UPDATE 18
:bulletgreen: UPDATE 19
:bulletgreen: UPDATE 20
:bulletgreen: #SketchThis Feature!
: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 -   Community Week            Coming Up - Commercial and Fashion Photography

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:

:bulletpink: PE: Community Week Intro



Informative News & Events

:bulletblue: All About Paper
:bulletblue: Art. Life. Deviousness.
:bulletblue: Artisan Crafts Contests and Events
:bulletblue: Artist Alley Tips: A Photography Stand Primer
:bulletblue: Awesome anatomy app!
:bulletblue: Cliches and Why You Should Avoid Them
:bulletblue: Check Out Our New Challenge!
:bulletblue: CRLiterature announces: The OuliPoetry Contest!
:bulletblue: CRLiterature's Prompt Bank - March 2016
:bulletblue: Daily Deviations: Being a Suggester!
:bulletblue: Decoding Daily Deviations: Dragon's Breath
:bulletblue: New Admin and still need Volunteers!
:bulletblue: Announcing... Aero's Anthology Contest!
:bulletblue: DevNews 2016 contest ! 
:bulletblue: Nominate a Commenter + Win 100 Points!
:bulletblue: Fan Art Masterpiece Contest
:bulletblue: March Contest: Abstract and Surreal
:bulletblue: Kaline's 3,000 Watchers Giveaway!
:bulletblue: Contest Announcement: Easter at ThumbHub!
:bulletblue: Favoriting, and Commenting.
:bulletblue: Founding a Group: Why and How
:bulletblue: Free Process Tutorial!
:bulletblue: Fun Quiz Contest
:bulletblue: Getting Started on DeviantArt
:bulletblue: How to make an original characters ... basic tips
:bulletblue: How to Suggest DDs !
:bulletblue: How to Tween Animations on Photoshop
:bulletblue: Internet Trolls: Dealing with Attention W----s!
:bulletblue: Introduction to Camp NaNo PreWriting
:bulletblue: Knit and Crochet Trends 2016
:bulletblue: Manip Academy 2.0: Calendar and Sign-Ups
:bulletblue: March tWR Prompt: Food, glorious food!
:bulletblue: Mid March News: Tracing Love's Path
:bulletblue: New Contest: Devil in the Details
:bulletblue: Photography Discussions: Focus
:bulletblue: Photomanip Newsletter March 2016
:bulletblue: Practice IS the Reward
:bulletblue: ProjectDFC Brings You Middle Eastern March
:bulletblue: Punctuation in Novels
:bulletblue: Relax, We Don't Steal Souls
:bulletblue: Still life challenge March 2016
:bulletblue: Stock and Res. Newsletter: Call for Submissions!
:bulletblue: Stock Challenge Part 1: Spring
:bulletblue: Watch us at C2E2 !
:bulletblue: What it means to be a colorist
:bulletblue: Why I love macrophotography
:bulletblue: Tutorials and Other Things
:bulletblue: Quick Tips: Submit Your Lit in Sta.sh Writer


Features & Interviews

:bulletred: Love DA Lit: Issue 228
:bulletred: 15 Under 15 Feature 25
:bulletred: APN Adventures, Vol. 47
:bulletred: Artist Showcase III
:bulletred: Awesome photography IX
:bulletred: Awesome, Literally! Vol 4: TheWrittenRevolution
:bulletred: Beauties 5
:bulletred: Behind the Viewfinder, Ep. 2: NicolasAlexanderOtto
:bulletred: March Monthly Theme/Spring
:bulletred: Show me any emergency journals!
:bulletred: PHOTO EXPERIMENTS - ICE
:bulletred: MEMORIES OF LOST PLACES
:bulletred: I'm making games
:bulletred: At Last, The Leopards!
:bulletred: Talks with Tolkien artists - complete list
:bulletred: Contrasts of a Curious Mind #1
:bulletred: Urban Landscapes
:bulletred: Best in Photography Today #50
:bulletred: Crafty Features
:bulletred: Deviously New V.2
:bulletred: Digital Throwback Thursday Vol. 11
:bulletred: Exploring Stock and Resources: Stock Images
:bulletred: Fantastic Fan Art Friday 03-11-2016
:bulletred: Feature Friday - Edition #14
:bulletred: Forum Feature- March Edition
:bulletred: Friday Night Specials v3.3
:bulletred: Imagine FX feature!
:bulletred: Light Hunters Feature #126
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol. 197
:bulletred: Manga Mondays #7
:bulletred: Meet Your CV: Talty (Artisan Crafts)
:bulletred: Meet Your CV: Tiganusi (Photography)
:bulletred: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 122
:bulletred: Photography Exposed: HDR
:bulletred: Photography Interviews: Darkroom
:bulletred: Photography Suggestions Spotlight VII
:bulletred: Pixelation vol.1
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol556
:bulletred: Senior Selections #88
:bulletred: Small Worlds - Part 55
:bulletred: Starman.
:bulletred: Sunday Scritches vi
:bulletred: THE COLLECTIBLES VOL. 1
:bulletred: Yard Tuesdays: Jumpers
:bulletred: Fan Art Friday: Super Mario Bros

Groups

:bulletpurple: deviant365 is DeviantArt's official 365 Project where you will be provided with weekly tasks for the whole year. deviant365 aims to uphold the core values of DeviantArt through weekly tasks that encourage creativity, community, and artistic growth.
:bulletpurple: AspergersAwarenessa group whose sole purpose is to enlighten people about ASD (Aspergers Syndrome).



Commissions

:bulletpink: 
:bulletpink: Commission info for nightsheepstalker
:bulletpink: Commission info for lightningsilver-mana
:bulletpink: Commission info for roemesquita
:bulletpink: Commission info for 14-bis
:bulletpink: Commission info for snazzydoodle
:bulletpink: Commission info for Zydaria
:bulletpink: Commission info for pandakuten
:bulletpink: Commission info for arrsistable
:bulletpink: Commission info for iwonn
:bulletpink: Commission info for valasedai
:bulletpink: Commission info griffsnuff




Whoas - Theme: Gods and Goddesses






Goddess by peggy77

Osiris by faeorain

Goddess by AngelusNoir

Minoan Goddess Ariadne by Malintra-Shadowmoon

The goddess by antilous

Horus, sitting on his Throne by Malintra-Shadowmoon

Golden Goddess by DarkVenusPersephonae

Spring goddess by hieihirai





Ganesh by 25kartinok

Zeus by GENZOMAN

Spring Goddess by Foxy-Cosplay

SMITE Osiris by Brolo









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: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 April 8th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Dogs.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!


Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank you C-91

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 1:04 PM


Nao by C-91


Please join me in thanking C-91 for her time and dedication to the community during her term as a Community Volunteer :heart:

Au Revoir by C-91

Kitesurf by C-91
Paradiso, I by C-91

Puffskein by C-91

thank you C-91 :hug:


Skin by Dan Leveille

Celebrating Deviousness - March 2016

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:00 AM
Img-og by seoul-child

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

Introducing ikazon

:iconikazon:

In a very spontaneous turn of events involving a fateful tupperware bowl, my mom unintentionally met with a medium at a Christmas party when I was eight years old, and that medium told her (among other things) that I was going to be a writer someday. My mom didn’t tell me about this whole happening until several years after I told her I wanted to write for a living, but still, how crazy is that, right?

My name is Trevor, and I’m a happy-go-lucky Californian currently employed as a content writer and marketing associate. I first branched out into creative writing when I was fifteen because I told an elaborate lie about how I wrote stories so I could impress my then-girlfriend, which in retrospect wasn’t a lie at all since I went on to write the stories that I said I’d written, even though I hadn’t written any of them before I said that.

On the bright side, that elaborate lie put me on a path that I haven’t had to look back on in the time since, as it led to opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise, a career path that I’m happy with, and a place that changed my life tremendously, that being DeviantArt.

I originally joined DA in September 2007, more or less on a whim because some friends told me I should. If present me could tell the me who signed up for DA what would come of that action, I have to imagine that past me would call present me a liar. Thankfully, present me would be telling the truth anyway. I have made tons of amazing friends, been a part of so many creative endeavors, and have been introduced to memorable experiences that have taken me halfway across the globe thanks to this site, community, and the people that inhabit it. Without DeviantArt my life would undoubtedly be very different than it is, and I wouldn’t trade my experiences here for anything.


Things they don’t tell you.

When you wake the next morning, you still

need to get out of bed in time for work, you still

have to shower, dress yourself, eat breakfast, brush

your teeth and hair;

and when your mother calls

to check in, you have to comfort her because she lost

her dad last night;

and when you call your grandmother

your voice cannot waver lest you upset her, because

she lost a man she's known for seventy years and even

though she would never hold it against you, you still

feel obligated not to cry;

and when you sit down

to do your job, you will have to do it with all your heart

because if you cannot do it with all your heart you

won't be able to do it at all;

and when the sun

bears down on you as a testament to Wednesday

you have to accept that the sun will continue to be there

even after everything you love, even after you yourself

are gone;

- by ikazon

A New Cat

Our neighborhood stray is dead. I know this

because there is a black cat here I've never seen.

This cat is not the black splotch covered canvas stray

that clawed up and down my arm last winter

when I mistakenly tried to wrap it in a blanket

for warmth. This cat does not have the matted

fur that the stray did, does not deliberately stretch

out in front of my car tires the way the stray did

right before I had to leave for work, does not

chase lizards in the grass like the stray. This is not

the stray that aggressively meowed at me

when he wanted affection, nor is it the stray

that climbed our fence to try catching birds.

I'm certain this new cat must be lost, or else

looking for that same blotched canvas stray

that had become part of his family, too.

- by ikazon


March 2016

Deviousness Award Winner

A deviant for nine years, ikazon is a monumentally influential member of DeviantArt. A champion of DeviantArt’s literature community, he’s contributed his own writing and journal skins to the community since he first joined DeviantArt. In 2011, ikazon became a Community Volunteer, shining a light on undiscovered pieces in both the DeviantArt related and literature galleries. His dedication to the community quickly made him a beloved figure on DeviantArt. Soon after, in 2012, he was hired as a full-time staff member, where he ran multiple community projects, such as the 2014 and 2015 Valentine’s Day Exchange!

However, ikazon’s contributions to the community extended past his time as a community volunteer and a staff member. From contributing journal skins to the CalendarProject to leaving encouraging comments for his fellow community members, ikazon’s supporting presence has been felt all across DeviantArt.

We’re proud to name ikazon as the Deviousness Award recipient for March 2016!

Showing Some Love

Community Quotes

:iconheidi: :iconbrennenxr: :iconsnowmask: :icondanlev: :iconlaurenkitsune: :iconrhynwilliams: :icontiganusi: :iconkovowolf: :iconliliwrites: :iconaunjuli: :iconvocable: :iconthegalleryofeve: :iconneurotype: :iconlyricanna: :iconexillior: :iconladylincoln: :iconginkgografix: :iconthiefoworld: :iconmemnalar: :iconoughter: :iconmrs-durden: :iconbeccajs: :iconhalatia: :iconsrsmith: :iconzebrazebrazebra:

I’ve had the honor of calling Trevor a friend for many years, and I’ve always been impressed by his energy and positivity. He’s the first person to lend a hand or a listening ear, and his commitment to the DeviantArt community is among the most genuine I’ve ever seen. Giving him this award has been a long time coming, and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate his years of support and service.”

Trevor is someone who brings positivity and care into everything he does. Whether it’s through an insightful critique, an innovative idea to improve DA, or the hard work he has put into his many projects, evidence of his love for the community here is immeasurable. Congratulations, Trevor, you’re truly an outstanding deviant!”

Trevor should come in bottles, as the secret sauce to brighten your day. There’s just the right amount of warmth and genuine depth, plus that touch of sass that hits a mildly sexy note without it all turning awkward. Everyone loves a splash of Trevor :heart:

As a long-time deviant, ikazon knows DeviantArt like the back of his hand. With his knowledge of how the site works and its history, he’s been a huge help to the community and the site’s development. ikazon is a caring and passionate person who has truly made a positive impact on the community over the years. His personality, positive spirit, humor, and eagerness to help other deviants, make him a well-deserved recipient of the Deviousness Award.”

If the community is the lifeblood of DeviantArt, ikazon is the heart. Not only a talented writer in his own right, he is an inspiration to artists of all types, a helping hand to those in need, and a true friend to all lucky enough to call him one. His contributions over the years are larger than the sum of their parts, and he’s a shining beacon of positivity on an Internet that can sometimes be confusing and scary. My every congratulations go out to him, as he very much deserves this award!”

ikazon is an imaginative writer who evokes a sense of visual images through his descriptive work, he is an inspiration to many and he doesn’t fail to produce some kind of emotion through his work, Congratulations on your deviousness, you deserve it!”

Trevor has been the voice of reason in the lit circle for as long as he’s been part of the site, and he’s probably singlehandedly kept every lit CV from being thrown off a cliff by the community, so the impact he’s had runs deep. Plus it’s about time that someone gets deviousness after being dressed like a luchador by Moonbeam13 for cheap laughs at a wedding, let’s be real. Thank you for your mentorship, friendship and co-whining for the last ten years and congrats.”

ikazon is one of those deviants who strives above and beyond for this community. Not only is his literature so inspiring, but his heart and soul are equally as matched. He’s one of the kindest deviants I’ve had the honor of knowing throughout my time here on DeviantArt. Let me tell you, his enthusiasm and positive personality is infectious! He shares his passions with everyone around him with the greatest of heart! Thank you for all you do ikazon! You truly deserves this, congrats!!”

Trevor has been an outstanding example for the community for a very long time. He’s funny, inspirational, knowledgeable, and keeps a level head when the rest of us feel like gathering the pitchforks. It is great to see someone who has had such a great impact on myself, and many others, get this recognition. :D I hope Trevor realizes how fully he has earned it.”

It’s easy to see how DeviantArt has grown and changed over time, but the one constant, the one true light, has been Trevor. I’ve had the honor of knowing him before his senior-ship, which he earned through compassion and positivity, before he was a volunteer, where he championed for literature, and worked alongside him as staff on DeviantArt, where there was no greater truth than Trevor’s love and compassion—he always worked with the community in mind. Creativity, skill, and inspiration are just a part of what he brings to DeviantArt, but certainly his heart and generosity towards the community—every single person—is what makes me so grateful to know him.”

ikazon was my first introduction to the haikai aesthetic and Japanese poetry in general. He introduced me to the kind of poetry that’s open and friendly; that’s playful with a good sense of humor; that welcomed you in then helped you see things about the world and about yourself. I’m not only talking about the poetry, of course, I’m also talking about the person. ikazon is one of those positive and generous people who make you feel involved. When you’re in a conversation with him, it’s not only his words that matter—it’s yours too. His writing often is a conversation albeit one with depth and wisdom. You can see that in his works: his words are mindful of their influence on what surrounds them, aware of how they sound and how that affects the reader. This is characteristic of Japanese poetry but what I find most striking of his writing is how, unlike the usual brevity of a single vivid image found in Japanese poetry, his stories are instead a stream of images. His works hold the experience of events as a clear river of moments. A hint to his inspiration can be seen in his favourites and the DDs he’s featured: a varied mix of digital art, photography, and literature that leave an impression. He also has wonderful music taste and I’ve discovered a lot of good music from what he shares in his journals. That’s what he does. He shares. ikazon, thank you for all you’ve done, not just for me, but for everyone.”

Ohhh my goodness!!! I came across with ikazon’s page when he was working for DeviantArt and all I can say is that I fell instantly in love with his personality, his helpfulness and the sweetness of all his interactions!!! I don’t see him as a person, I see him as force whose amazingness is absolutely “Larger Than Life”!!! He’s always been there for everybody, supporting people who need DA-related guidance, but also as a friend, he’s indeed a beacon in this place!!! And when I thought I couldn’t get more at “awe” for his amazingness, I had a look at his writings … (gasp) … what can I say? He rocks!!! And I’m thrilled to see this recognition bestowed upon him today!!! I LOVE YOU TREVOR!!! with all my heart!!! CONGRASUPERTULATIONS, my friend.”

What can I say about Trev? He’s like a midwife for words. And a postpartum care specialist for wonderfulness. In the, gosh, six years we’ve known each other, Trev has always been there for me. He’s helped me develop my writing, he’s been an fabulous friend. He’s reached into my life and flicked some switch that reads “make things better”. And he’s done that for so many people. I haven’t even got started on how amazing his writing is, but I should. It’s like a kite that leaps and flows and when it comes down the sky is never the same. I’m so proud of my bud and I could say so much more, but I’m not going to because I want you to stop reading me and go start reading him.”

Monkey (former Monkey?) has been a community pillar for a long time, sharing not only his work but the process and, in doing so, inspiring others to create. Literature on DA wouldn’t be half as much of a presence without his involvement.”

Trevor is a ray of light in our community. He has done so much to build people up, to stay positive and to help other deviants over the years as both a volunteer and a staff member. The Thanksgiving Note Project was what first introduced me to him, many years back and I think it’s a great example of his positive outlook and willingness to always give back to the community by telling people that you appreciate them. Congrats Trevor! :tighthug:

Most of us need no introduction to Trevor, and that speaks volumes already. Trevor has been there for most of us when we struggled, when we had questions about DA, and when shenanigans are happening. Trevor’s positive attitude, witty humour and terrible puns are infectious. We love him even when he’s getting all the trivia questions right and stealing all the prizes or winning all the kiribans. There are few people who have done as much for the community as Trevor has, and I’m beyond delighted that he’s getting the Deviousness Award.”

ikazon Is a beautiful soul and I cannot think of anyone more deserving of the honor. For several years, he has graced the Literature community with his talent and heart. I am sincerely blessed to call him my friend. Trevor is selfless: he defines what it means to be devious. His radiating, giving spirit always serves as a positive example to others, and I personally know how loving, hard-working, dedicated and loyal he is. He can also be counted on to raise you up: with his sweet smile, the contagious ring of his gentle laughter and the tenderness of his inner heart. There are few who possess his rare gift of unpretentious gregariousness. I have had the rare honor of being close to him as a fellow writer and faithful friend since early 2008, and in watching him grow as an artist. Every day, Trevor makes a difference – in simply by being himself, and in shining an optimistic, magnificent light that follows him wherever he goes.”

Some years ago I became a CV and it was Trevor who became my partner in crime. Until that day I didn’t know of him and had no idea if we would get along well. I was a bit worried, but it was totally unneeded. Being able to say anything negative about Trevor is impossible. He is one of the most positive humans I have ever met. His smile makes you happy instantly and he supports the people around him in any way he can. Whatever he does, he does it with 100% dedication. Be it his job, his literature, his friends or projects he works on. Rock on, mindful coyote (hey, you are a monkey!) and make sure to celebrate with lots of cake and glitter. You totally deserve this and so much more! Stay as awesome as you are!”

Trevor is a little big hero. He might be little in stature but grand in heart. He’s simply put, one of the nicest (and goofiest) persons I know and I’m not talking only about DeviantArt but in general. I’m actually surprised he didn’t received this award sooner because he’s always one of the little people that first come to mind when I think of who deserve it. There are many little things I would like to say about him and there is a large list of little reasons why he deserves it, but if I had to mention just one I would say: he’s genuine. It’s always refreshing to know someone who is consistent in what they say with what they do, someone who genuinely cares and is also an amazing little friend, someone who will equally make you laugh and will empathize with you if you’re feeling sad, and you know you can count with at any time. So my little friend: you deserve it! So happy for you, have a little hug!”

Trevor is the living example of everything that I’ve come to believe the DeviantArt community should be. He is welcoming, inclusive, classy when called for, goofy when called for, and blessed with the perspective and wisdom of a person far older than his years. In the many roles I’ve seen him play for this community, he has always shown imagination, enthusiasm, a tireless work ethic, discretion and taste. Trevor is an asset to DeviantArt, a professional, and a good friend.”

Trevor, Monkey, GaioumonBatou, lightningmonkey wreckling, ikazon, and a few other names. premium member, beta tester, senior, volunteer, staff, and back to senior. I’ve actually not encountered a person who doesn’t like him… I mean at points people have been upset with him, but personally never been around anyone who didn’t at some level get along with him. I’m lucky to count him among one of my closest friends, and he’s been a constant in my dA experience. I’m a fan of his writing. I’m always amazed at his capacity to make friends, bring people together, and hammer out projects with quality work behind it. Personally, I feel as far as what the deviousness award stands for, Trevor embodies it. Passion for art, caring for fellow artists. He highlights the success of others, and has handed out Daily Deviations to this end. A leader (he’ll hate me for saying that) among friends to get projects accomplished. Generally just a really outstanding deviant. He may not be as old school as some users around here, but he is definitely in the woodwork of this place. I could go on for so much longer, but I promised I wouldn’t write a 10 page essay on the praises of this amazing person. AT LONG LAST HE IS DEVIOUSNESS INCARNATE >__> for at least a month.”

Trevor isn’t someone that I know on a personal basis, but certainly someone I feel compelled to say something about. You don’t have to know him personally to know that he is a dedicated, passionate and generally amazing person. The many years he has dedicated to DeviantArt have not gone unnoticed, and I certainly have so much respect for that. I’m happy to still see him around DA, so I can secretly stalk what he’s been up to. All this to say that this award is certainly incredibly deserved, so congratulations man!”

Trevor is one of the most awesome, down to earth deviants I know on here. He has faced some difficult transitions both as an artist and person on here and has taken them all in his stride with positivity, always ready for the next adventure. He is someone many deviants of all art forms can appreciate and understand that as long as you are true to yourself, nothing can get in your way.”

ikazon is one of the reasons I became serious about writing -- and I know I’m not the only person who he helped inspire. His never-wavering support, heartfelt critiques, and unyielding optimism pushed me through so many drafts I would have otherwise abandoned. And he would do the same for any writer. He is at the heart of the dA writing community, and I could think of no one more deserving of Deviousness.”

I’ve been reading Ikazon’s work for a while, but it was his piece 'Things they don’t tell you’ fav.me/d9h4bhk that really stuck with me. I think we’ve all lost people close to us, and there’s a tremendous amount of moving forward and carrying on that happens whether we want it to or not, things that we do or don’t do, say or don’t say to satisfy expectations or the needs of others, and I’ve never seen this captured with such honest fidelity as Ikazon did here. In the closing when it’s pointed out that everything will outlast even you, it puts the loss in a much needed perspective. It’s this clarity of language, this open and honest exploration of ideas and exposed nerves that makes his writing such a pleasure to read, even when it pulls open things you thought were healing nicely. He’s always a pleasure to read, both in his poetry and prose and in his comments, always a calm voice of considerate reason and helpful advice. An integral part of the community and another of those things that contributes to making this place such a fantastic environment to contribute to and develop in.”


Congratulations to ikazon!

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Vacation

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 4:24 AM


Mexico - Agua Azul by lux69aeterna


[vey-key-shuh n, vuh-]
noun
1.
a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday


It's true, I'm going on vacation :) I'll be boarding a plane to a resort in Mexico tomorrow - February 25th and returning home on March 3rd :excited:

During this time I will not have access to email nor will I be online so those unanswered notes and emails are not a sign of my ignoring you, I'm just not here :) Please feel free to send your DD suggestions to members of the Community Volunteer team listed here FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?

Please don't break anything and remember to be nice to each other :hug:

See you soon :heart:

The road of vacation by cetrobo

Skin by Dan Leveille

Welcome New Volunteers!

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 11:33 AM


balloons by myhardcorepony

Please join me in welcoming the newest members of our Community Volunteer team!

lovelessdevotions - Digital Art








pinkythepink - Artisan Crafts

Custom - Princess Alicia Finnston II Bead Dress by pinkythepink

Everybirdy Loves Weddings by pinkythepink

Princess Peach and Daisy Super Smash Bead Dresses by pinkythepink

brennenxr - Literature







JonathanWyke - Comics and Cartoons


Jael page 9 no letters by JonathanWyke

A Walk in the Woods p03 by JonathanWyke

AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH! by JonathanWyke


ValaSedai - Pixel Art

The Shrimp King's Bane by ValaSedai

Kathlani by ValaSedai


Oceanic Biosphere by ValaSedai


Welcome to the team!!! :heart: :excited:

Skin by Dan Leveille

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: DESIGN A FLAG CHALLENGE
:bulletblue: NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
:bulletblue: NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SHANNON EDWARDS
: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: GAMER'S DELIGHT CONTEST
: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: EYE ON TALENT XIII: LERASTYAJKINA
: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: MEMORIES OF LOST PLACES
: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


Groups

: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! 
:bulletred: 
 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!


Commissions

: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

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: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 March 18 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

:iconkovowolf:

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

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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: SEEKING ARTISTS FOR SKETCH THIS CHALLENGES
: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: THANK YOU-PLEASE TAKE A BEAUTIFUL CRUISE
: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


Groups


: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.

Commissions


: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








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:bulletred: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletred: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
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Skin by Dan Leveille