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Thank You!

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 9:16 AM


thanks. by kariiissa

Please join me in thanking cakecrumbs and ShadowedAcolyte for their time and efforts during their time as members of the Community Volunteer team.

cakecrumbs (Artisan Crafts) 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Cupcakes by cakecrumbs

Chocolate Bubble Cake by cakecrumbs

deviantART's 14th Birthday Cupcakes by cakecrumbs

Mike Wazowski Cake by cakecrumbs

Mango Rose Cheesecake by cakecrumbs


   ShadowedAcolyte (Literature) 















Thank you cakecrumbs and ShadowedAcolyte , we appreciate you! Heart

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - Feb. 20. 2015

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 11:36 AM


16-Bit - Classic RPG Monster Set by Cyangmou


Official DeviantArt News

:bulletpurple: Heartbleed Hoax
:bulletpurple: Deviousness and Seniority
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Bug Fixes, Notifications Discussion



depthRADIUS

:bulletorange: Charles Darwin - Powerful Legacy for Science and Art
:bulletorange: Collection: Chinese New Year 2015 - Year of the Goat
:bulletorange: Collection: Weirfesteria
:bulletorange: Food in Focus - The Flavors of India
:bulletorange: Movie Review: Citizenfour: The Edward Snowden Story
:bulletorange: Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
:bulletorange: Pisces: The Dancing Dreamers of the Deep
:bulletorange: Valentine's Day - Chicago Style

:star: Looking for more articles like this? Follow us at depthRADIUS  Want to submit any ideas, suggestions, collections, or an existing work for consideration for the Today page? We'd love to look at it. Email us at share@deviantart.com


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: AnthroChallenge 116 - Ground Hog - Deadline February 28, 2015
:bulletpink: Valentine Heart Contest - Deadline February 28, 2015
:bulletpink: Fan Art Valentine's Contest - Deadline March 14, 2015


Community Relations Projects


projecteducate
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 - Art History               Coming Up - Senior Week

:bulletblack: Art History Week
:bulletblack: Baroque Art: The Basics
:bulletblack: Photojournalism
:bulletblack: Community Volunteers on Art History
:bulletblack: Harper Lee: An Unexpected Chapter
:bulletblack: Knitting: The Marius Sweater, A National Icon
:star:View the whole schedule here:star:



Informative News & Events

:bulletblue: About Originality in Art
:bulletblue: Art For a Cause
:bulletblue: rainylake is running an APN contest
:bulletblue: Call for Submission for a Book Cover
:bulletblue: Challenges Around DeviantArt
:bulletblue: Creativity ain't wired
:bulletblue: February 2015 - Literature Newsletter
:bulletblue: Fifty Shades of Fan Fiction
:bulletblue: Hello CRLiterature - 2015
:bulletblue: Literature News
:bulletblue: Mid February News - Guiding Light
:bulletblue: Monday Discussions: Senority
:bulletblue: New Year's resolutions, it's never too late
:bulletblue: Photography Debates: Manual vs Automatic
:bulletblue: Prose Mentorship Project - third lesson
:bulletblue: To Lineart or Note to Lineart, that is the question
:bulletblue: Wonderland Euphoria - Contest EXTENDED


Features & Interviews

:bulletred: Monday Pixel Madness 1
:bulletred: 30 Writers You Should Discover
:bulletred: Abstract and Surreal Spotlight Vol 66
:bulletred: Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol 90
:bulletred: Beautiful Resources and Stock Images Feature
:bulletred: Behind the Screens - Interview with Aerroscape
:bulletred: Browsing by Newest v18
:bulletred: Digital Spotlight Feature 4
:bulletred: FAQ:809 - Line by Line Stock and Res Golden Rule
:bulletred: Floating/Sinking
:bulletred: Hidden Talents 25
:bulletred: Jackson Pollock: Drip Painting Legend
:bulletred: JustArt Feature 25
:bulletred: L'Amour De Piroutcha
:bulletred: Landscape Magic
:bulletred: Love DA Lit Issue 198
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol 154
:bulletred: Majora's Mask Crafts
:bulletred: Manga 24 - Valentine's Special
:bulletred: Photography Interviews: Macro
:bulletred: Prime Cuts Interview with Athenapallas87
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol411
:bulletred: Random Photography Feature 12
:bulletred: Senior Selection 38
:bulletred: Stock Radar 13
:bulletred: The Human Form: Skin
:bulletred: Through-a-lens News 10
:bulletred: To Be Seen 128
:bulletred: Traditional Trove 53
:bulletred: tWR Interview - To Rhyme or not to Rhyme
:bulletred: Unknown Artists #1


Groups

:bulletgreen: young-photo-club is looking for new admins to oversee photography submissions and help with projects such as regular features, challenges, etc :) applications should be sent via note to the group.
:bulletgreen: PixelChallenges -  Encouraging developing art abilities in Pixel art :)
:bulletgreen: iPhotograph - A fantastic Photography group that is based in a chatroom on dAmn. We host critique nights a few times a week and run PhotoFriday. We are here to help you improve on your photography and answer any questions you may have with cameras. So stop by the iPhotograph Chatroom and say hello :heart:
:bulletgreen: photohunt A fun Photography game! The task is you will be given a word and you have 20 minutes to go shoot it and post it in the Photohunt Chat Best photo wins! I dare you guys to come play just ONE game. You will be hooked.
:bulletgreen: DudeLetsDiet A group for people looking to lose weight, gain weight or get fit. We will help you and each other to reach your goals :la: 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!
:bulletgreen: CRLiterature has posted February Book Club Mid-month Discussion
:bulletgreen: TaintedArt, DeviantKitchen and Death-Guys are all looking for group administrators! Read more here
:bulletgreen: ArtisanCraft's News and Weekly Gallery Highlight


Commissions

:bulletpink:
:bulletpink: Commission info for goku-no-baka
:bulletpink: Commission info for bingodingo
:bulletpink: Commission info for tatchit
:bulletpink: Commission info for moonsongwolf
:bulletpink: Commission info for SirCassie
:bulletpink: Commission info for getanimated
:bulletpink: Commission info for mzzazn
:bulletpink: Commission info for Astralseed


Whoas - Theme: Monsters


30 Monster Girl Challenge 11 - True Monster by LostCraftGhost

My Pet Monster by Themrock

Little Rootling - Artdoll Photo 2 by Ganjamira

Meet My Monster by Urnam-BOT

Day 32 - The setbacks of being a monster by MonsterBrand

Dragon's Waves by RubisFirenos

Thorn away by MissPoe

Traktyle by cheshire1337

Friendship~ by MLeighStudio

FOREST MONSTERS by The-Kiwie

Faun VS Faun by Finnguala

Custom Winged Monstroctopus by loveandasandwich

now, blow the candles! by begemott

Vargr by Qarrezel

Day 805# Psoglav #sketchdailies by Cryptid-Creations

Monster Kid by Disse86

Fearless by Disse86

Tea Time Trouble by SavageFrog
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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!:
: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 5th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Gold.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Deviousness and Seniority

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 7:04 AM


#312 DeviantART by Picolo-kun


Many have noticed that I've begun posting the Deviousness articles and I'm happy to take any suggestions you may have for future recipients.  Simply take a moment to note me with your suggestion and why you feel they are the the deviant to end all deviants and I'll add them to our list for consideration :)

Some have also noticed that FAQ #29: How do I become a Senior Member? has been updated with a suggestion form. The reasoning for this is pretty simple.  Selections are made by a group of people, not just me,  and having the information in one central location is the easiest way for us to share thoughts.  There was always a plan to move suggestions to a form, it just hadn't happened yet :)

So to recap:

1. Deviousness suggestions ->  send me a note or an email (moonbeam13@deviantart.com)
2. Senior suggestions - > please submit your suggestion via this this form


I hope this clears any confusion or concern but as always, feel free to ask me any questions in the comments below, send me a note, or shoot me an email.


Stay devious :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank You Exillior!

Tue Feb 17, 2015, 1:38 PM


Henna 9 - Without Paste by Exillior

Please join me in thanking Exillior for her dedication and efforts during her time as a member of the Community Volunteer team.  Exillior spent the majority of her volunteer time casting a light on the often overlooked area of Body Art and Modification. She spotlighted amazing artists and and made a real effort to bring the beauty in the misunderstood, to light. While we will miss her on the team, it's no doubt that she'll remain within the community and go on to do amazing and wonderful things :)



Henna 9 by Exillior



you. by Exillior

Henna 13 Detail by Exillior

Halloween Eve Doodles by Exillior

autumn in a city by Exillior

testament to leadership by jameswolf

Cherry Blossoms by alienhunny





Thank you Exillior, we appreciate you! :heart:





Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - Feb. 6, 2015

Fri Feb 6, 2015, 11:16 AM


Cities Of The Future by JonasDeRo


Official DeviantArt News

:bulletpurple: Holiday Card 2014 Wrap Up
:bulletpurple: Outcast Odyssey Challenge Semi-Finalists
:bulletpurple: Valentine's Day Art Exchange
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Bug Fixes, Art Creation
:bulletpurple: Site Update: The New Mobile Header
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Valentine Exchange



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:bulletorange: 7 Things You Think You Know About Sherlock Holmes
:bulletorange: Agent Carter - The Hero We've Been Waiting For
:bulletorange: Collection: A Warning In Another's Eyes
:bulletorange: Collection: Midnight The Witching Hour
:bulletorange: Francis Ford Coppola: Godfather of New Hollywood
:bulletorange: Lewis Carroll: Alice in Wonderland
:bulletorange: Mohandas Gandhi - The Architect of Peace
:bulletorange: Mono
:bulletorange: Movie Review: Hayao Miyazaki - My Neighbor Totoro
:bulletorange: Niko and the Sword of Light
:bulletorange: Project Porkchop Vol 390

:star: Looking for more articles like this? Follow us at depthRADIUS  Want to submit any ideas, suggestions, collections, or an existing work for consideration for the Today page? We'd love to look at it. Email us at share@deviantart.com


Official Contests

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

:bulletpink: The Order 1886: Gadgets and Gear Contest - Deadline February 8, 2015 (18+, Australia Only)
:bulletpink: :flagus: Dracula Untold Billboard Contest - Deadline February 4, 2015
:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge #116 - Ground Hog - Deadline February 28, 2015
:bulletpink: Fan Art Valentine's Contest - Deadline March 14, 2015


Community Relations Projects

projecteducate
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 - Daily Deviations

:bulletpink: Daily Deviations Week Intro
:bulletpink: How to Suggest a DD
:bulletpink: Community Volunteers Interviews Part 1
:bulletpink: Daily Deviations - Who and What to Suggest
:bulletpink: Disapproving of Art vs Feature
:bulletpink: Suggest, Suggest, Suggest - What we look for

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:



Informative News & Events

:bulletblue: Online Connections: What's Your Story?
:bulletblue: Help mechangel2002 with her Patreon campaign!
:bulletblue: 10 Easy Ways to Up Your Color Game
:bulletblue: A Contest for YOU - Purple! - Enter Now
:bulletblue: Putting Yourself Out There
:bulletblue: Creative Craft Challenge - Beading
:bulletblue: Did You Know: Rubber Duckies
:bulletblue: DIY Photography Studio Tools
:bulletblue: Fan-Fiction-Tastic News 17
:bulletblue: February - Searching for Angels
:bulletblue: How to Get Noticed on DeviantArt
:bulletblue: Monthly Photography Newsletter
:bulletblue: Presenting Your Traditional Artworks Part 1
:bulletblue: Self Marketing 101 - Submit to Niche Galleries
:bulletblue: Setting Prices for Your Artwork
:bulletblue: Tips: How to get Started with the lit community


Features & Interviews

:bulletred: -(404) Deviant Found vol 55
:bulletred: Adjusting the Antennae - Ep. 18
:bulletred: All About Justanothersomeone
:bulletred: All Snapped Up 30 - Aisii
:bulletred: All About Moonbeam13
:bulletred: Animal ABC's - V is for Vulture
:bulletred: Behind the Screens - Interview with Kiki-Doodle
:bulletred: Best of January 2015 Submissions
:bulletred: Conceptual Spotlight Vol 118
:bulletred: Daily Fractal Feature February 6th
:bulletred: DAs Hidden Treasures - Feature Part 1
:bulletred: Digital Spotlight
:bulletred: Fan Art Fridays - Spirited Away
:bulletred: Browsing by Newest v15
:bulletred: Fan Art Fridays - Coraline
:bulletred: Fashion Makes the World Go Round VII
:bulletred: To Be Seen 126
:bulletred: Hidden Talents 23
:bulletred: Masters of Light 10 - Starry Night and Gravity
:bulletred: Urban Cats: The Series So Far
:bulletred: Meet the Fractal Community 18
:bulletred: Monday Munchies 34
:bulletred: Photography Feature: Animals, Plants and Nature
:bulletred: Places XLI
:bulletred: Random Photography Feature 10
:bulletred: Senior Selections 35
:bulletred: Spotlight Feature 1
:bulletred: Urbex - Planes
:bulletred: Walking Through a Fairyland Part 21


Groups

:bulletgreen: Madmen-Asylum is a group of mad artists and crazy writers. Welcome to the “Longest Night” Contests where we explore men’s deepest fears and desires until he comes face to face with his most irrational and terrible fate. Our current theme is Nine o'Clock - Micromania. More info can be found here
:bulletgreen: WOW-Macros is holding a February contest: Macro Valentine's Contest
:bulletgreen: iBokeh  is a club for those who love bokeh and it's magic. Nature, portraiture, and still life are all a part of our gallery of blurred backgrounds and bokeh circles.
:bulletgreen: Holiday-Crafts is running a Valentine's Day Card Contest
:bulletgreen: Digitalists monthly challenge for February is Dark
:bulletgreen: Artistle is hosting a photography contest, the Contrast in Nature Contest and an art challenge series, Artistle Art Challenge #2, and invites participation and prize contributions for both.
:bulletgreen: CRLiterature announced February Book Club - Town of Cats by Haruki Murakami
:bulletgreen: seniormentors has listed February Critique Events
:bulletgreen: EtsySellers has published their New Member Hightlights
:bulletgreen: ArtisanCraft has posted their News and Weekly Gallery Highlight
:bulletgreen: SixWordStories announced Workshop 3 - Questions I

Commissions

:bulletpink: Commission info for mechangel2002
:bulletpink: Commission info for gamefreak38
:bulletpink: Commission info for lumaris
:bulletpink: Commission info for jfsouzatoons
:bulletpink: Commission info for cooley
:bulletpink: Commission info for claparo-sans
:bulletpink: Commission info for systemcat
:bulletpink: Commission info for hardrockangel
:bulletpink: Commission info for saniika
:bulletpink: Commission info for Touchedvenus
:bulletpink: Commission info for y2jenn



Whoas - Theme: The Future


Future Earth by JonHrubesch

Future by John35Photography

Future Cityscape by biz02

The Future is Here by f1x-2

Future Shock by psion005

The Future of Our Freedom by ZahirBatin

Balancing the Universe Between Fingertips by FaisalAlahmad

Axe Squirrel by ClintCearley

The future is there ... looking back at us by sukiluck

Futuristic Engineer in yellow hardhat holding tabl by Ociacia

The Nullifier - cyberpunk LED helmet by TwoHornsUnited

A02 Bomber by Raph04art

Futuristic City by graffiti-freak

Strange Futuristic Sci-fi blaster by Hypercats

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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 February 20th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Monsters.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Imbolc

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 2:14 PM


Candlemas by Pentacle5

Also known as Candlemas, Imbolc originated as a Gaelic festival that celebrated the beginning of Spring.  The world "imbolc" means "in milk" and during ancient times, lactating ewes represented one of the first signs of spring.  Imbolc is also referred to as "Brigid's Day" in honor of the Celtic Goddess of Fertility.  All celebrations are focused on rebirth and the banishing of the Winter season.  For many it represents the change to come, both personal and within the world.  

All the land is wrapped in winter.
The air is chilled and
Frost envelopes the Earth.
But Lord of the Sun,
Horned One of animals and wild places,
Unseen you have been reborn (The White Goddess Book of Shadows)

How do you plan to welcome Spring? 

Imbolc Witch Chibi by Rhiannon-San

Brigit, Lady of Imbolc by Crisantemo

Imbolc Wand II by hexelfglitter

Imbolc by skycladarts

2nd Concentration - Imbolc by TwistedSwans

Brigid at Imbolc by Kittenpants

Imbolc Fire EP cover by SackofWetRabbits



Imbolc candles by me-tal







Imbolc by GiuliaPellegrini
Imbolc by LadyCassiopeia

Imbolc Goblin by Plognark

Imbolc Fb by serenaeffect

Skin by Dan Leveille












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









Introducing MARX77






:iconmarx77:


It is such a sheer and profound honor being part of the DeviantArt Community. The love and encouragement that I've received over the years from fellow members and staff alike is truly humbling.


I cannot thank you all enough for the wonderful support that you've shown this Dubai based Pakistani bloke, and I hope and pray that you'll continue to graciously support me on this artistic/photographic journey with DeviantArt, which for me began in mid 2008, but it really took off in 2011 - the year I was bitten by the shutterbug and I decided to take up photography. I have never looked back since.


Hi, I'm Khuram Lawrence, a Dubai based photographer, and I'm a proud member of the largest Art community in the world. DeviantArt Rocks!


















February 2015

Deviousness Award Winner







MARX77 is well known throughout the community for bringing knowledge, color, and energy everywhere he goes. A skillful photographer and careful curator, Khuram has an eye for excellence, both in sharing moments through his own photography and in sharing artists through his feature Journals. His personality is just as sharp as his creative eye — he's a witty and humorous individual who is also considerate and kind. It is with great pleasure that we present MARX77 with the Deviousness Award for February 2015.










Showing Some Love

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:icondavincipoppalag: :icona-teinna: :iconjacac: :iconandaelentari: :iconjules-101: :iconikarisou: :icongetcarter: :iconearthhart: :iconhermetic-wings: :icondeevelliott: :iconlightdrafter:







Khuram is well deserving of the honor. He's a terrific fella and takes excellent photos. He has a great sense of humor, and is also very socially aware and often features issues that people should know about and do something to change. We need a couple hundred more like him here. Congratulations to him!





The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively." - Bob Marley. Khuram's an amazing guy, gifted with a rare talent to unite people through his beautiful art and his friendly character. He has a great sense of humor, is a humble leader and dA would be less fun without him. He's one of my dearest friends and I'm proud of it. Congrats, Khuram. Enjoy your award. It's truly yours.







Six years ago, I met a long-haired man from a country far away, that showed us a different way of seeing life in his city. We became friends and continue to be - his name is Khuram. During this six years of friendship he gave the community an amazing view of life through his eyes and lens - a sharp and precise look at street life, both in color and black and white. He writes amazing articles and is super helpful to DA showing so many ways of street photography with texts and images from great photographers all around the world. I am proud to write these few words about him for such a deserved award. Keep us looking at your works my friend. Congratulations!





Khuram is my brother from another mother. Humble, clever, friendly and helpful at any time, with his heart at the right place. His work is always very enjoyable. I understand his slices of life as careful observations. I will not be prising him too much, you better click through his profile and do so yourself... Btw, congrats Khuram! Well deserved, bro!










I honestly don't remember which photo of Khuram's I saw that led to me watching him, but I have never looked back since. His Urban Cats series is my favorite, because he's capturing stories from unlikely sources, and raising awareness at the same time. It helps that he's just an awesome, optimistic person in general, always congratulating people for awards won or sharing important videos or articles in his journal. It's so awesome that he is going to be so acknowledged site-wide.





I am honored to be able to write something about Khuram. Although I have not known him as long as others here, he has been a real motivating force for me on DA, and I know that I am not the only one. His street photos, mostly brightly colored scenes with people and the incredible homeless cats of Dubai, are each so vivid, so filled with life, that they seem to breathe. They draw us into his world, and show it to us through the magic of his eyes and camera, which also reflects hope or humor where none may be apparent at first. He takes the time to respond to every comment made on his photos and seems to make a real connection with almost everyone. He is also incredibly modest, shuns all credit to himself, preferring to point people to other artists. Still, he manages to put together unbelievable features on those people most needy in this world, from the homeless, the hungry, the displaced, to women struggling in other countries, The Book of Life (words of wisdom), and much, much more. Khuram is simply a remarkable human force in this world, both as an artist and a person!





Khuram is a kind person. As much as I value his photography, where he shows his gentle way of looking at the world and humanity with it‘s daily quirks and oddities in a warm-hearted way, as much do I love his presence as a person. He is funny, cheeky, with a really good sense of humour, and most importantly a caring person. He engages in real conversations, shares and promotes other people‘s work, offers support and helps shaping this place into a place worth visiting. Thanks for all the times you made me laugh out loud, Khuram!





MARX77 is a deviant wizard. We've all seen his amazing photos, so I'm not talking about his ability to capture souls with his lens, immortalizing them forever. We've all seen his curations and his eye for color, lighting, people and situations, but I'm not talking about that either. I'm talking about his magical ability to be everywhere on the site at once with messages and faves of support to so many in the community. I'm especially happy to be able to call him friend, just as long as he doesn't turn me into a cat.







Oh Khuram, how do I write about you when we've never met face to face and conversed with over a coffee or pint of ale? Well here goes, Boss. Khuram is very much a family man. Not only does he have his own family, but he also has another family, the human family. This you can see in his work, and also in his dealings with folk here on DA. We came across each other in '07, and have been bantering back & forth ever since, in the groups he runs and with our work. When it comes to his photography, it has soul, be it Street, Street Portraiture or those feral felines of Dubai. The atmosphere & colour in his images brings them to life, you're there with him. Bright blessings to you Boss, and congratulations, you deserve it.





Some are born to be politicians, some are born to be farmers, but some born to be an artist. Khuram is an artist. I can not remember how and when I met him but the atmosphere of his photographs immediately surrounded me. His compositions speak to me because they are simple but the messages are complex. When he captures the people on the streets we can notice that those people has a special kind of soul and it is the same when he photographs the “Street Cats". You can admire them while they are living their daily lives on streets. The warmth of living and adventure of being human can obviously be seen when we visit his gallery. Hope to see more from him.





I can hardly think of any other deviant who merged into the DA-community as completely as Marx77 did. Within his six years of membership he adopted a leading role in moderating and administrating street photography not only by founding or cofounding several groups. His presence is extended to his outstanding work you can easily find in his gallery. It is not hard to spot, that Marx77 made to develop an own handwriting in street photography. His style is engraved by the use of a big aperture, which brings the displayed subject much closer to the audience. Sometimes he crosses the line to portrait photography, but always using the street in the backdrop. He loves to shoot at night, displaying the whole range of possible saturation and showing the vivid vibes of the Arabian street life. It´s the daily life of ordinary people that attracts him. This turns him –at least- for some of us into an ambassador of his culture.  His dedication in supporting others is extraordinary.















Congratulations to MARX77!


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Pimps and Whoas - Jan. 21, 2015

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 3:51 PM


Beacons of Hope by Julian-Faylona


Official DeviantArt News

:bulletpurple: Site Update: Bug Fixes, Commissions
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Mobile Header



depthRADIUS

:bulletorange: Book of Life
:bulletorange: Christian Maryclay and The Clock
:bulletorange: Claude Monet - The World in a Different Light
:bulletorange: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
:bulletorange: It's Tea Time
:bulletorange: Movie Review: Hayao Miyazaki: Nausicaa
:bulletorange: Collection: The Heartbeat of Modern Music
:bulletorange: Vampirella: The Pin-up Vampire
:bulletorange: The Hyperloop

:star: Looking for more articles like this? Follow us at depthRADIUS  Want to submit any ideas, suggestions, collections, or an existing work for consideration for the Today page? We'd love to look at it. Email us at share@deviantart.com



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: Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge - Deadline January 25, 2015
:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge #115 - FFA January - Deadline January 31, 2015



Community Relations Projects


projecteducate
Project Educate is a joint venture between 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 - Traditional Art            Next Week - Daily Deviations

:bulletgreen: Traditional Art Week Introduction
:bulletgreen: A Discussion on Backgrounds in Paintings
:bulletgreen: Know Your Linework
:bulletgreen: Collaborations
:bulletgreen: A Brief Discussion About Tonal Contrast
:bulletgreen: How to Use Masking Fluid

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:



Informative News & Events

:bulletblue: Beauty in Raw Humanity - The Self Image Project
:bulletblue: Just a few words about using Markers
:bulletblue: Literature News
:bulletblue: Mid-January News - Selfless Journey
:bulletblue: Should You Become a Professional Artist
:bulletblue: Tips for the APN Photographer
:bulletblue: WIP Wednesday - Perspective Tutorials
:bulletblue: Week 3 at deviant365
:bulletblue: Photography Debates: Film vs Digital
:bulletblue: Hues of Nature Photography Contest


Features & Interviews

:bulletred: (-404) Deviant Found vol. 54
:bulletred: All About Erzabet
:bulletred: Behind the Screens - Interview with Emilieleger
:bulletred: Browsing by Newest v12 - Painting and Erotica
:bulletred: DA love for Everyone - 112
:bulletred: Dark Beauty - Part 12
:bulletred: Digitalism v16
:bulletred: Love DA Lit - Issue 196
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol 150
:bulletred: Meet the Fractal Community #17
:bulletred: Prime Cuts: Interview with Jonathanguzi
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol402
:bulletred: Putting the Art in Artisan - aphid777
:bulletred: Questions and Answers from Tsaoshin
:bulletred: Spotlighting Commenters 42
:bulletred: To Be Seen - 124
:bulletred: Traditional Trove 50
:bulletred: Tuesday Muse Day
:bulletred: Monday Munchies 33
:bulletred: The Art of Design


Groups

:bulletgreen: CRPhotography announced the monthy theme for February:February:  Macro Photography
:bulletgreen: Through-a-Lens has released newsletter #9
:bulletgreen: fella aims to be a welcoming space, primarily for new members, providing useful resources and practical assistance from friendly, approachable deviants, leading to easier navigation of the site and an enjoyable, positive deviantART experience.
:bulletgreen: deviant365 aims to uphold the core values of deviantART through weekly tasks that encourage creativity, community, and artistic growth.
:bulletgreen: iPhotograph - A fantastic Photography group that is based in a chatroom on dAmn. We host critique nights a few times a week and run PhotoFriday. We are here to help you improve on your photography and answer any questions you may  have with cameras. So stop by the iPhotograph Chatroom and say hello :heart:
:bulletgreen: photohunt A fun Photography game! The task is you will be given a word and you have 20 minutes to go shoot it and post it in the Photohunt Chat Best photo wins! I dare you guys to come play just ONE game. You will be hooked.
:bulletgreen: DudeLetsDiet A group for people looking to lose weight, gain weight or get fit. We will help you and each other to reach your goals :la: 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!
:bulletgreen: Madmen-Asylum is hosting a Contest "The Longest Night Eight O’clock: Claustrophobia". Deadline: 31st of January. More info here


Commissions

:bulletpink: Commission info for Roemesquita
:bulletpink: Commission info for TouchedVenus




Whoas - Theme: Hope


Hope by BlueShining

.:Hope:. by moroka323

Hope by nighty

HOPE by ales-kotnik

Hope and Despair by yuumei

Hope by AmateurExpert92

Hope is the Thing with Feathers by thanxforthefish

Hope by mbassis

Hope by Fractalholic

New Year's Hope by Noxmoony

A Yearning Hope by Opaque-Happiness

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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 February 5th and the theme for the "Whoas" is The Future.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - January 7, 2015

Wed Jan 7, 2015, 12:44 PM


Stars by synconi


Official dA News

:bulletpurple: Boldly Facing the Future
:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - January 2015
:bulletpurple: DeviantArt Mobile App Now Available


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:bulletorange: You May Say I'm An Artist
:bulletorange: 2015 DeviantArt Calendars
:bulletorange: Ant-Man's Giant Sized Secrets
:bulletorange: Artists on Writers No. 5 - Charles Dickens
:bulletorange: Cities of the Future
:bulletorange: Collection: The Warrior and the Mage
:bulletorange: Damien Hirst - The Baddest Badboy
:bulletorange: Fan Art Friday: Star Wars VII The Force Awakens
:bulletorange: Hayao Miyazaki: The Castle of Cagliostro
:bulletorange: Invitation to Curate
:bulletorange: Movie Review: Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets
:bulletorange: Picasso From Harlequin to Minotaur to Eternity
:bulletorange: The Stock Market - No 12
:bulletorange: Wonder Woman Reborn

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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: Out with the Old, In with the New Contest - Deadline January 15, 2015 - Deadline January 15, 2015
:bulletpink: Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge - Deadline January 25, 2015
:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge #115 - FFA January - Deadline January 31, 2015



Community Relations Projects

projecteducate
Project Educate is a joint venture between dA 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 on 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 - Anthro Week

:bulletpurple: Community Week Intro
:bulletpurple: Wallpaper Created Tradtionally
:bulletpurple: Private Journal Entries
:bulletpurple: Project Educate Newsletter Nov/Dec

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:


:heart: Remembering Chad Fuller :heart:


Informative News & Events

:bulletblue: Deviant365 - Week 1 Challenge
:bulletblue: 10 useful things to make your life easier on DA
:bulletblue: A Smattering of Lit News
:bulletblue: Art History Sign Up
:bulletblue: Astralseed is offering energy work classes
:bulletblue: Fan-Fiction-Tastic News 16
:bulletblue: Hints and Tips: Photography
:bulletblue: How to Draw a Character with Personality
:bulletblue: How to Draw during 365 days
:bulletblue: January Book Club - Dawn by Octavia E Butler
:bulletblue: January Literature Newsletter
:bulletblue: January: New Year, New Hope
:bulletblue: Literature News
:bulletblue: Monday Discussions - Community
:bulletblue: Organize the New Year - Your Yarn Stash
:bulletblue: Photography New Years Resolutions - Take your pick!
:bulletblue: Photography Newsletter Dec/Jan
:bulletblue: Writing prompt 2 - Sympathy for the Devil
:bulletblue: SixWordStories Workshop 1
:bulletblue: Soften Scratchy Yarn
:bulletblue: Supporting Mental Health Online
:bulletblue: Tips: How to get started with the lit community
:bulletblue: Tutorial: Coloring with Gradient Maps


Features & Interviews

:bulletred: Monday Munchies 31
:bulletred: Smile - Encouraging Journal Feature
:bulletred: 30 Writers You Should Discover Volume XXIV
:bulletred: Behind the Screens - Interview with KPEKEP
:bulletred: City Strolls: Townsville, Australia
:bulletred: DA Love for Everyone 110
:bulletred: DA's New Look: 40 Brand Logos with Hidden Messages
:bulletred: Fella's ArtFest - January 2015
:bulletred: Interview with Mrs-Durden
:bulletred: Love DA Lit - Issue 194
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol. 148
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol 399
:bulletred: Photomanipulation Treasures 14
:bulletred: Senior Selections 32
:bulletred: The Human Form: Legs
:bulletred: The Ladies of Lit: Volume L
:bulletred: Through-a-Lens News 8
:bulletred: Flesh and Bone: Beneath the skin with kostassoid
:bulletred: Fashion Makes the World go Round VI
:bulletred: To Be Seen 122


Groups

:bulletgreen: young-photo-club is having a contest with the theme of "Gratefulness" that is ending on the 31st of January :) Learn more about the contest here.
:bulletgreen: fella aims to be a welcoming space, primarily for new members, providing useful resources and practical assistance from friendly, approachable deviants, leading to easier navigation of the site and an enjoyable, positive deviantART experience.
:bulletgreen: deviant365 aims to uphold the core values of deviantART through weekly tasks that encourage creativity, community, and artistic growth.
:bulletgreen: Group-KickStarters is there to help unexperienced group founders to develop and realize their own ideas and get their groups running.
We also offer you special help in the form of an On-Site Group Mentorship. One of our mentors will help you build your group from the inside.
:bulletgreen: All-about-features is about giving extra exposure to features (and interviews).
We run a project called DA Starters that introduces new members of the community with a little interview and feature.
:bulletgreen: APlaceToBegin is offering extra help for new community members as well as a mentorship.
:bulletgreen: theWrittenRevolution launched The Mentorship Project Is Back!
:bulletgreen: Realm-of-Fantasy is challenging you to design their logo!.  Hurry though, the deadline is January 31st.
:bulletgreen:  Critoons which is a group created a while ago to help find comic & cartoon art to wanting critiques. You don't have to be a member of the group to submit art, just try and offer an occasional critique to others in the group when you have a few minutes (also it's appreciated if you mention the group in your critiques), and try and submit it to the right folder for the kind of critique you want (for example, if you only want writing critique then submit to a writing/script folder).
:bulletgreen: britain is hosting a Chinese New Year Pubcrawl - Saturday February 21st
:bulletgreen: CRLiterature is recruiting new team members. Do you have what it takes?.
:bulletgreen: toronto is hosting a Bowling/Congee Combo on January 17th
:bulletgreen: dAKnitters is hosting a contest for January
:bulletgreen: Still-Life-Stills is running their January Challenge - Drinks
:bulletgreen: Digitalists have launched their Monthly Challenge.  The theme is Fantasy
:bulletgreen: ArtisanCraft has posted their News and Weekly Gallery Highlight


Commissions

:bulletpink: Commission Info for Hardrockangel
:bulletpink: Commission Info for roemesquita
:bulletpink: Commission Info for cassiethomas
:bulletpink: Commission Info for Touchedvenus
:bulletpink: Commission Info for Managodess


Whoas - Theme: Stars


Blood Moon Rising by Questavia

From the Sun to Betelgeuse (Endless Book) by dinabelenko

Rising Star by Kara-a

Tonight by DmitryVasilyev

White Mantel by derfs

.:starlight:. by kyokosphotos

Star Ornament by derfs

Starry by Felizias

Night City by colourmewonderful

Fallen star by coffeemilkgirl

My Thoughts are Stars by EmmaMochi


Catching stars by pqphotography



In the stars by happysadliife

Stars Falling, Ancestors Calling by KovoWolf


Fall from the stars... by rockgem

room to think about stars by kuschelirmel


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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 January 21st and the theme for the "Whoas" is Hope.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille
How Would You Express Your Feelings Through Art? DeviantART and Wacom have joined forces to inspire you to give the gift of art! To participate, create a piece of art that illustrates a precious possession-whether physical, emotional, or spiritual-that you would like to share with someone special in your life. ifty semi-finalists will be selected by designated members of deviantART, and all semi-finalists and winners will receive prints of their entry to share with friends and loved ones. Top entrants will receive even greater prizing!1 by SpicyGingerr
Wacom Give The Gift Of Art Challenge Semifinalists

Challenge Semi-finalists

In the Wacom Give the Gift of Art Challenge, we asked you to create a precious gift-whether physical, emotional, or spiritual-for someone special in your life. Deviants from all over the world took up the call, creating gifts of love, bravery, peace, and inspiration for those they hold dear. The judges went through every entry and chose 50 semi-finalists that stood out above the rest. Congratulations, semi-finalists, and thank you to everyone who participated!



Thank you Anoya!

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 11:31 AM


Life. by Anoya

Please join me in thanking Anoya  for her dedication and efforts during her time as a member of the Community Volunteer team.  Nancy's passion for photography, made her an excellent ambassador for this community and I'm sure she'll continue to be a bright and positive light!


Rouge. by Anoya

Saimiri. by Anoya

Tigris. by Anoya

Bee-ka-boo. by Anoya

Walking on sunshine. by Anoya

The universe told me. by Anoya

Autre. by Anoya



Thank you Anoya, we appreciate you! :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - Nov. 26, 2014

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 9:00 PM


Land of Lights by Kayrea


Official dA News


:bulletpurple: Community Update: Activity Widget
:bulletpurple: Holiday Card Project 2014
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Activity Widget, Search Additions
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Bug Fixes, Profile Page


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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: AnthroChallenge 113 - Polar Bears - Deadline November 30, 2014
:bulletpink: Goblins vs Gnomes Challenge - Deadline December 14, 2014
:bulletpink: Gift the Gift of Art Challenge - Deadline December 15, 2014



Community Relations Projects

projecteducate
Project Educate is a joint venture between dA 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 on 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 - Senior Week (Until December 7th)

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:



Informative News & Events


:bulletblue: The Block Tool
:bulletblue: 2014 Emoticonist Advent Calendar Info
:bulletblue: Emoticon Gallery Newsletter 2: Update
:bulletblue: Fractaling Vol 33
:bulletblue: Introduction to Printing Techniques Part 1
:bulletblue: Literature News
:bulletblue: Lung Cancer Awareness: Finding Your Courage
:bulletblue: Mid November News: Acts of Love
:bulletblue: PE: Seniors who or what are you?
:bulletblue: Photography Debates: Nikon vs Canon vs Other
:bulletblue: The Gender Transformed Fairy Tales Challenge
:bulletblue: Eyes of the Artist Project
:bulletblue: Lili's 27th Birthday Contest


Features & Interviews


:bulletred: All About Thunderstatement
:bulletred: Anthro Who's Whoo -bimshwel
:bulletblue: Beauty in Raw Humanity - The Self Image Project
:bulletred: Behind the Screens: Interview with ColletteJEllis
:bulletred: Browsing by Newest v7
:bulletred: Caught in Conflict: Women in Pakistan
:bulletred: dA love for everyone 108
:bulletred: Digitalism v.13
:bulletred: Fashion Makes the World Go Round V
:bulletred: Flesh and Bone Beneath the skin with ciaranwhyte
:bulletred: Friday Night Specials V11.3
:bulletred: Gothic Feature Part 10
:bulletred: Love dA Lit - Issue 188
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol 143
:bulletred: Meet the Fractal Community 14
:bulletred: Monday Munchies 26
:bulletred: Nom Nom 80
:bulletred: November Literature Newsletter
:bulletred: Photographer of the Week: FrancescaDelfino
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol387
:bulletred: SA Interviews - KPEKEP
:bulletred: Seductive Saturday
:bulletred: Spotlighting Commenters 34
:bulletred: The Ladies of Lit Volume XLVIII
:bulletred: Fragile Life: Encouraging Journal Feature
:bulletred: Interview with SavageFrog



Groups


:bulletgreen: ArtisanCraft has posted it's Weekly News and Gallery Highlight
:bulletgreen: TheKnow has posted a journal about how to request info



Commissions

:bulletpink: Commission info for lightningsilver-mana
:bulletpink: Commission info for xaiisu
:bulletpink: Commission info for StarsColdNight
:bulletpink: Commission info for moni158
:bulletpink: Commission info for aghorishaivite
:bulletpink: Commission info for griffsnuff
:bulletpink: Commission info for UszatyArbuz


Whoas - Theme: Lights




Approaching Sunrise by Positic

Melt away by marleendekker

Who Do You Love? by Aheng711

House at the Lake Blue Lights by yanadhyana

Light-Headed by Carmalain7

Blow by JeanFan

Near Lights by NanFe

Fog by Tamerlana

Lost in the Northern Lights by Trichardsen

Underwater Lights by BraveCupcake

Millions of lights (Wallpaper) by Hardii

Funfair lights by sleepielion

Lights by PetiteBubu

Free Texture Stock - Lights 05 by Hexe78

Composition of windows and lights by everypathtonowhere


Northern Lights by ArtByStarlaMoore

Our Love will Light the Night by borda


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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 January 7 and the theme for the "Whoas" is Stars.  

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!




Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - Nov. 5, 2014

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 1:32 PM


Guy Fawkes by cluster5020

Official dA News



:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - November 2014
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Outgoing Link Page Removal
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Things to Come, Tag Editor


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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: AnthroChallenge 113 - Polar Bears - Deadline November 30, 2014



Community Relations Projects

projecteducate
Project Educate is a joint venture between dA 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 on 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

Read the Project Educate Newsletter

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:



Informative News & Events


:bulletblue: A Smattering of Lit News
:bulletblue: Beauty in the Raw Humanity - The Self Image Project
:bulletblue: Community Projects Round Up - November 2014
:bulletblue: Critiquing do's and don'ts
:bulletblue: Emoticon Gallery Newsletter 2
:bulletblue: Fan Art Newsletter 02
:bulletblue: How to be a respectful member in a Group
:bulletblue: Managing Your Deviations - A Hidden Menu
:bulletblue: ManipAcademy 17 - The Pen Tool and Telling a Story
:bulletblue: Moni's Condensed Guide to Art Appreciation
:bulletblue: Movember
:bulletblue: November Book Club - Bridget Jones Diary
:bulletblue: Team deviantART for Movember 2014
:bulletblue: The Importance of Line Art
:bulletblue: Timing and great horror stories
:bulletblue: Traditional Trove 43




Features & Interviews


:bulletred: (-404) Deviant Found Vol 51
:bulletred: Adjusting The Antennae Ep 15
:bulletred: APN Suggestion Saturday 29
:bulletred: Beast Vision Vol 24
:bulletred: Behind the Screens - Interview With Irulana
:bulletred: Browsing by Newest v6
:bulletred: Darkroom Feature 2
:bulletred: Equine Escapades Vol30
:bulletred: Etching Feature
:bulletred: Fan-Fiction-Tastic News 14
:bulletred: Friday Night Specials v10.5
:bulletred: Interview w/Concept Artist Robert Simons P2
:bulletred: Interview with SFJ Williams
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol 140
:bulletred: Meet the Fractal Community 13
:bulletred: Kingmancheng made a music video!
:bulletred: November is Printing
:bulletred: November Profiles of Courage
:bulletred: Pencil Tutorials
:bulletred: Photographer of the week - Yenna-photo
:bulletred: Photography Interview - Bwaworga
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol381
:bulletred: Senior Selections 23
:bulletred: Stock Radar 11
:bulletred: The Cheeks Analogy - Style in Art
:bulletred: The Street Journal - Best of October
:bulletred: Through-a-lens - October



Groups


:bulletgreen: FinishThis  is a collaborative project that aims to promote artistic growth in a fun yet challenging way.
The basic concept is that you can submit your WIPs for others to complete, or complete others WIPs that have been submitted to the group. 


:bulletgreen: dANightsOfMystery is an interactive group where we host the DA version of "Murder Mystery Parties". Now you may be asking, What is a Devious Night of Mystery? Or, "how can we host one on the internet?" Through the use of DA's chat rooms Hosts and Hostesses create scenarios where the lights go out and someone drops dead. The guests to the party are then given 10 rounds of questioning to role-play and discover... whodunitEyes

:bulletgreen: CostumersAnonymous is a group for non-cosplay and non-anthro costumes. We tend to focus on original designs, period and historical, steampunk, and even recreations (which are different from cosplay, though it is a hard line to define.) But we focus more on the art of creating the costume than recreating the whole character.


:bulletgreen: Nature-Abstracted - This group is meant for photographers who enjoy taking nature based abstract photographies. This is a space where you can see Nature with different eyes.  Abstraction is creation of the human mind. Nature is creation by itself. Two poles mingled together in a common ground called ART.

:bulletgreen: ArtisanCraft has posted their weekly News and Gallery Highlight

Commissions


Whoas - Theme: Guy Fawkes Day

Rocket Fawkes by theCHAMBA

Guy Fawkes mask by VandA10

Guy Fawkes by Anphobia





Guy Fawkes Leather Mask by Epic-Leather

Guy Fawkes' Mask by YARIN108

Guy Fawkes by CherylDakota

Minecraft - Guy Fawkes by xXRoggieXx

Guy Fawkes by ElenaShved

V for Vendetta by FifiCake


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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 November 27th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Lights.  

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!


Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank You

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 2:21 PM


Anything but human by deshrubber


Please join me in sending out a huge "Thank You" to deshrubber for his contributions a Community Volunteer for the Traditional Art Community and a member of the Community Relations Mentor Team. deshrubber started with the (former) Message Network team in 2010 and has been with us through many a transformation!

From the LOL corner series to Traditional Tuesday features, deshrubber has always looked for ways to bring the community to the forefront.  We will miss his presence on the team but I'm confident he'll be around the community continuing to be awesome as a Senior member.


Insanity Engine by deshrubber

Toxic by deshrubber

Decay6 by deshrubber

Thank you deshrubber  - we love you! :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Welcome

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 11:18 AM


Two Doors by FarDareisMai


Please join me in welcoming C-91, Agaave and jenthestrawberry to the Community Volunteer team! Take a minute and go say hello :wave: 

C-91 - Fractal Art Community Volunteer

Sensitive by C-91

Away She'd Fly by C-91


Agaave - Traditional Art Community Volunteer

Dreadsteed by Agaave
Trade: Thanatos by Agaave



jenthestrawberry - Traditional Art Community Volunteer

Doctor Who: Am I a Good Man? by jenthestrawberry

Blue by jenthestrawberry


Welcome to the team! :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - October 22, 2014

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 9:50 AM


[LOL] Miss Fortune Halloween by iorlvm


Official dA News


:bulletpurple: Bringing You Closer to the Community
:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - October 2014
:bulletpurple: Welcome To The Today Page


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:bulletorange: Secret Origins of The Lord of The Rings
:bulletorange: Clive Barker Wants to Read Your Writing
:bulletorange: Grimoires and the Unholy Invitationals of the Damn
:bulletorange: Hack Your Brain
:bulletorange: Interstellar
:bulletorange: Pay Equity Scandal Rocks Superhero World
:bulletorange: Possessional Demonology
:bulletorange: The Art of Capturing Souls

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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 #112 - Day of the Dead - Deadline October 31, 2014
:bulletpink: Creativity for Life Challenge - Deadline November 5, 2014



Community Relations Projects

projecteducate
Project Educate is a joint venture between dA 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 on 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!

Artist's Toolbox
:bulletpink: Digital Tutorials and Fur Brushes
:bulletpink: Markers
:bulletpink: DIY Photography Tools
:bulletpink: Silver Soldering Tools
:star:View the whole schedule here:star:



Informative News & Events


:bulletblue: All Hallow's Tales Contest 2014 - Camera Obscura
:bulletblue: Myths and Legends Contest Opened
:bulletblue: Ghost Stories - Lit Contest
:bulletblue: Unity 2014 - A Call to All Skinners
:bulletblue: A Smattering of Lit News
:bulletblue: ABCs of Deviants Revival
:bulletblue: Anxiety - Wait There's More!
:bulletblue: Beauty In Raw Humanity - The Self Image Project
:bulletblue: Challenges around deviantART
:bulletblue: Equine Secret Santa 2014
:bulletblue: Hooray for Boobies
:bulletblue: How to be a respectful member in a Group
:bulletblue: How to Deal with Change
:bulletblue: How to Get More Views - Guide
:bulletblue: Managing Your Deviations - A Hidden Menu
:bulletblue: Mid-October News- Forging a Path
:bulletblue: Moni's Condensed Guide to Art Appreciation
:bulletblue: Monster Me Up - Cover Design Contest
:bulletblue: More Adventures in Filmmaking
:bulletblue: Pencil Tutorials
:bulletblue: Tea Painting
:bulletblue: Teamwork 4
:bulletblue: The Secret Life of Crows - Digital Editions
:bulletblue: Writing on the Go



Features & Interviews


:bulletred: Under 200 Watchers - 04
:bulletred: 30 Writers You Should Discover - Volume XXIII
:bulletred: Beast Vision Vol 24
:bulletred: Behind the Screens - Interview with Conzpiracy
:bulletred: Can Someone Tell Me - What are we waiting for?
:bulletred: Cute Monsters and Creepy Girls
:bulletred: Equine Escapades Vol25
:bulletred: Gorgeous Light: A Digital Art Feature
:bulletred: Interview with SFJ Williams
:bulletred: JustArt Feature 13
:bulletred: Latex and Heels
:bulletred: League of Legends
:bulletred: Love dA Lit Issue 184
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol 138
:bulletred: Photographer of the week Cochalita
:bulletred: Photography Interview: Bwaworga
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol377
:bulletred: Senior Selection 21
:bulletred: The Textures Feature Vol VII
:bulletred: Through-a-Lens - September
:bulletred: Traditional Tuesdays 78
:bulletred: Under the skin - who-is-chill


Groups


:bulletgreen: ManipulateThis is a photomanipulation group based on encouraging members through constructive criticism and in other ways help members them increase in their skills. We only have  challenges and contests  for Beginners, Intermediate, and Advance photomanipulators.  We are open right now to any photomanipulator who create in the traditional manipulations. Right now, we're having an "Halloween Bash" contest that is over on Oct. 26. I invite all members, new and old, to participate with some really good items up for prizes.   Come to the group and join in the fun!

:bulletgreen: PixelChallenges  - 
Every week a new theme and we start making pixel works! Deviants with ANY skills can participate in our challenges! Tutorials are also available.  The first day of every month, there is a feature of all works and prizes are awarded to the most active participants.

:bulletgreen: DesignnHQ has posted about it's latest project here

:bulletgreen: FocusOnLit has posted a journal announcing themselves

:bulletgreen: ArtisanCraft has posted their News and Weekly Gallery Highlight

:bulletgreen: CRLiterature has announced the October Book Club - Lovecraft Discussion Part 1

:bulletgreen: color-me-club has announced their October color contest



Commissions


:bulletpink: Commission info for yanguchitzure
:bulletpink: Commission info for abbeymarie
:bulletpink: Commission info for emerald-depths
:bulletpink: Commission info for stelari
:bulletpink: Commission info for dolphydolphiana
:bulletpink: Commission info for d-oppelganger
:bulletpink: Commission info for collettejellis
:bulletpink: Commission info for aghorishaivite




Whoas - Theme: Halloween



October (FLASH ANIMATION) by ullakko



Halloween by Sidxartxa

Halloween Key by KeypersCove

Halloween Journal by Inconcabille

Starry Batty - Halloween Teacup Bat Plush For Sale by tiny-tea-party

Halloween Book Art by MalenaValcarcel

Halloween Mood by APetruk

Weather Chan : Halloween by emperpep

Halloween Raven by jerry8448

Black Light Halloween Scene with Tutorial by KatieAlves
Halloween by Mireys




Halloween Cupcakes with Royal Icing by theresahelmer

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Next issue to be posted November 5 and the theme for the "Whoas" is Guy Fawkes Day.  

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!


Skin by Dan Leveille

Welcome

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 12:39 PM


Desktopography 2013: Icy Winds by AbbeyMarie


Please join me in welcoming AbbeyMarie  to the Community Volunteer team! She will helping to represent and support the Photomanipulation community :) Check our her amazing gallery and go say hello :wave:

Skin Into Coal Tutorial by AbbeyMarie

Ordeal of Glass by AbbeyMarie

Gilded Web by AbbeyMarie

Piano by AbbeyMarie

Welcome to the team!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Watercolor Wednesday

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 2:03 PM

Pimps and Whoas - Oct. 8, 2014

Tue Oct 7, 2014, 9:00 PM


MooN by AbedArslan86


Official dA News


:bulletpurple: The Shape of Things to Come
:bulletpurple: A Guide to Effective Tagging
:bulletpurple: Annie Leibovitz
:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - October 2014
:bulletpurple: Feeds, Tags, Today, Navigation, Collections
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Testing New Features
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Things to Come, Tag Editor


depthRADIUS

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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 #112 - Day of the Dead - Deadline October 31, 2014
:bulletpink: Creativity for Life Challenge - Deadline November 5, 2014



Community Relations Projects

projecteducate
Project Educate is a joint venture between dA 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 on 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 - Science Related Art Week

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:


Informative News & Events



Groups


:bulletgreen: Photograph - A fantastic Photography group that is based in a chatroom on dAmn. We host critique nights a few times a week and are planning to bring back PhotoFriday. We are here to help you improve on your photography and answer any questions you may  have with cameras. So stop by the iPhotograph Chatroom and say hello Heart

:bulletgreen: photohunt - A fun Photography game! The task is you will be given a word and you have 20 minutes to go shoot it and post it in the Photohunt Chat Best photo wins! I dare you guys to come play just ONE game. You will be hooked.

:bulletgreen: DudeLetsDiet - A group for people looking to lose weight, gain weight or get fit. We will help you and each other to reach your goals La la la la We all know how much of a struggle it is to try and do things on your own. Especially trying to lose weight. This group was made for people to have a place to go when they are seeking help with motivation or just want to chat about their experiences and motivate others!

:bulletgreen: Decisive-Impression - Our group is dedicated to this great feeling and artist and even hobbyist or beginner can have when creating... The "this is it" decisive impression which makes us feel like we're achieving something great.

:bulletgreen:  Artistle, which is geared towards promoting shared learning. It's focal point is TeamWork, we recently completed our third round fav.me/d7vn7ka and are preparing for our fourth which will take place over November.

:bulletgreen: ArtisanCraft has posted their News and Weekly Gallery Highlight

:bulletgreen: dAKnitters has posted their October 2014 contest

Commissions


Whoas - Theme: The Moon


 The moon by moni158

The Moon by TenOfSwords

-Moon- by StudioUndertheMoon

Vue it - Approaching Pandora by priteeboy

The Moon by GemDeDude

FREE Moon + Stars Journal Skin by moonfreak

moon by Paciocco

Moon by xo-deano-ox

Moon by vi0letdreamer

Moon by StudioUndertheMoon

Moon by Plachinette

Moon by bodaszilvia

Found a Moon by darkmello

  
 
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:bulletred: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
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: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 October 22, 2014 and the theme for the "Whoas" is Halloween.  

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!


Skin by Dan Leveille
A Pilgrimage to the Arts: Enter A collective Journey in Shared CreativityA Pilgrimage to the Arts: Enter A collective Journey in Shared Creativity

#sharecreativity

Enter your journey and contribute to a major art project sponsored by deviantART and The Art Institutes system of schools. Whether you're passionate about cupcakes or character design, whether your art is digital or traditional, we want to see where your journey has taken you and where you're headed next. 50 pieces will be selected by fellow deviants and will be integrated into a rapid-fire animation that represents a collective experience in creativity.

example entry
Example Entry By nigelsussman

Use one of the templates below to create an image showing the route you've taken or plan to take in the creative and applied arts. Use the contents of your gallery or start fresh, add in anything you want, and show us your bliss and risks.

The collaborative video will be distributed by deviantART and The Art Institutes schools as a celebration of the arts and of the deviantART community.

How to Enter
download

These templates will run through the video. Pick one of the three. You must use one of these templates or copy it exactly in the exact same size and resolution. You must use the road provided in each template without moving the road and the road must be not be blocked to traffic.

Download TemplatesCreate In Muro template #1

Create In Muro template #2Create In Muro template #3

Step 2: Create

Use any medium or program to place your journey on the road. Pull from your gallery, make something new, illustrate, photograph, collage—it's your trip in your style and media. We've even placed the templates into deviantART muro.

Step 3: Submit

Use the Enter Now button below to submit your entry. Your entry must be a single JPG or PNG file on the template with the road open. Sorry, no video, animations or GIFs.

50 works will be selected for the art video and each artist will receive a one-year premium membership and $100 USD.

Three of the 50 works will be eligible to become the First, Second, and Third place prize winners for extraordinary distinction in execution and each will be featured on the homepage of deviantART as a billboard for one full day.

  • $5,000 USD
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • One-Year Subscription to Sketchbook Pro
  • Backpack Gift Set
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
Prizes
Second Place
  • $4,000 USD
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • Backpack Gift Set
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
Third Place
  • $3,000 USD
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • Backpack Gift Set
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
Semis
  • $100 USD
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
Judges
dittin03

Kristan Yadao

Bachelor of Art in Media Arts & Animation, 2008

The Art Institute of Colorado

marionettedolly

Stephanie Rattanachane

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts & Animation, 2011

The Art Institute of Tampa

charfade

Cass Womack

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art & Design, 2008

The Art Institute of Tampa

Contest begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on Sept. 29, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (PT) on Nov. 5, 2014.

  • Entrants must be at least 13 years old as of Sept. 29, 2014.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on Nov. 5, 2014 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is free;
  • Read the Official Rules carefully.
  • Must use one of the three templates provided at the contest site without altering the size or the dimensions of the template and keeping the road open.

50 semi-finalists will be selected by The Art Institutes alumni. From the semi-finalists, The Art Institutes alumni judges will also select three grand prize winners who will be posted on deviantART.

Judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree they feel appropriate:

  • Technical and artist skill
  • Successful and effective completion of the challenge objective
  • Originality
 

We believe creativity is more than a word. It's a passport to a life less ordinary. It's what drives us to foster and facilitate an inspiring community of creativity. One that's full of the guidance, technology, and instruction you need to bring your ideas to life in new and exciting ways.

Most importantly, creativity is the reason we're here—we have over 50 locations throughout North America—to help guide you toward the creative career you want in design, fashion, media arts, or culinary.