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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 PicsByI

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

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


Next issue to be posted December 19 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


VF: Happy Guy Fawkes-Bonfire Day by LOOMcomics


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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: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 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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: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 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


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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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: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 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.



Pimps and Whoas - Sept. 24, 2014

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 1:51 PM


Breakfast Egg and beans by Hazelnut8299

Official dA News



:bulletpurple: Site Navigation, Activity Feed and Status Updates
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Commenting on Collections
:bulletpurple: Site Update: New Beta Features, Collections
:bulletpurple: Thank You for the Feedback - Improvements Coming



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 111 - Business (Humor) - Deadline September 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 - Art History Week
:bulletgreen: Art History Introduction

Next Week - Community Week

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:



Informative News & Events


:bulletblue: 7 Tips for the 21 year old me
:bulletblue: A Guide to Tutorials
:bulletblue: Assist and Admin: Issue 2
:bulletblue: Emoticon Gallery Newsletter 1
:bulletblue: Fashion Frock 101 - Contracts and Releases
:bulletblue: Golden Age of Illustration
:bulletblue: Halloween is Coming, Photographers are needed!
:bulletblue: How to Stock 5 - Gallery Organization
:bulletblue: Mid-September News: Aloha with Love
:bulletblue: Please Release Me
:bulletblue: Project Reveal 03
:bulletblue: Stock and Resources - Pre-cut Images
:bulletblue: The Narrative Kind of Lit
:bulletblue: The Street Journal - Best of August
:bulletblue: The Writer's Smile Project
:bulletblue: What to Shoot
:bulletblue: When it's Hard
:bulletblue: Challenges around deviantART
:bulletblue: A Smattering of Lit News



Features & Interviews


:bulletred: (404) Deviant Found, vol 50
:bulletred: #78 Weekly Photography Fun
:bulletred: A|M|A|Z|I||N|G| 1
:bulletred: 40 Amazing Pieces of Game of Thrones Fan Art
:bulletred: APN Suggestion Saturday 26
:bulletred: Beast Vision - Vol. 23
:bulletred: Behind the Screens: Interview with Fantasio
:bulletred: Conceptual Creations
:bulletred: Creative Minds, Beautiful Arts 39
:bulletred: Dark Fairytales - Part 1
:bulletred: Deviants You Need to Check Out
:bulletred: Equine Escapades Vol24
:bulletred: Fan Art Friday: Legend of Zelda
:bulletred: Fancy Frock Friday
:bulletred: Feature 40: Texture Favorites of 2014
:bulletred: Friday Night Specials v9.3
:bulletred: LUSH - Pinup and Glamour Features
:bulletred: Macro-Spotlight Vol 134
:bulletred: Masters of Photography part X
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol369
:bulletred: Senior Selections 17
:bulletred: Stock Radar 10
:bulletred: Traditional Trove 37




Groups



:bulletgreen: Deviated-PathThis group is for people who enjoy creating traditional abstract and surreal art.
:bulletgreen: TheKnow - Research is a huge part of writing. And there are several things for which it's hard to find a good resource. Deviantart is a big place, full of folks with different backgrounds and experiences. What if there was a place where we could offer our personal knowledge to all those people looking for information? Welcome to our group, where we put you in touch with those in The Know.

Commissions


Whoas - Theme: Breakfast


Kawaii Breakfast by kawaiifood

The Breakfast Princess by Skirtzzz

Get Your Breakfast by Tsitra360

Breakfast with Ru Dress Up Game by SqueakyToybox

Cute Breakfast by Daniiux

love breakfast by negromante

Breakfast! by IviPivetta

Breakfast by amoykid

Breakfast for Dinner! by Cleggerator

Best Breakfast by AustBart

Breakfast Die Cut by Papacan

 
  
 
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Next issue to be posted October 8th and the theme for the "Whoas" is The Moon.  

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Skin by Dan Leveille

Elinor

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 10:33 AM


faith in the world below by equivoque




On Friday, September 12th, 2014, Elinor (equivoque) lost her battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  For those that aren't familiar with Elinor, I'd like to take a moment to share her with you.

Elinor joined deviantART back in 2005 and quickly established herself as someone to watch.  Her use of the unconventional polaroid, sent a strong message that it wasn't about your equipment, at a time when digital was all the rage.

painted light by equivoque

each day we begin again by equivoque  the fire in her eye by equivoque

Elinor, a vibrant part of this community, spent just over a year as a dedicated member of our volunteer team. Her passion for people and photography endeared her to many.


tattered remnants of longing by equivoque


In 2013, Elinor was a participant in the Boston Marathon and was about a mile short of finishing before she came to a police barricade.  Two explosions had gone off at the finish line, killing three people injuring more than 200.  She vowed to complete the race in 2014 but was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer in January.  For those that knew Elinor, you will know that she was a strong-willed, passionate fighter and that's exactly what she did.  Despite the treatments leaving her frail, she was determined to complete what she started.  On April 21, she showed up for a specially arranged final-mile walk to the finish line, and achieved her goal.


once remembered by equivoque

the moons of jupiter by equivoque , 
last goodbyes by equivoque



To get to know Elinor a little more, please take time to visit her gallery on deviantART and her Facebook page.  She also kept a journal here.


beauty among stars by equivoque
fire and ice, abstract by equivoque


Her loss is heartbreaking and my thoughts go to her family and close friends at this time.  However, she will live on in our memories and through her beautiful photography.

crossing unmarked snow by equivoque



:heart: Run Free, Elinor :heart:



Mother and Daughter by equivoque



Elinor's Obituary

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank You!

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 1:56 PM


Friendship is Magic by Thiefoworld


Please join me in sending out a resounding "Thank You" to Thiefoworld  for his contributions to the community as a Community Volunteer for the Digital Art Community and a member of the Community Relations Mentor Team.  Many of you will recognize him from the numerous deviantIDs he's created for fellow community members, including myself! His style is iconic and easily recognizable, and while we'll miss him on the team, I know he'll be forever part of this community!



New ID by Moonbeam13Children... Promo Bookmarks by Thiefoworld i have a panda by Thiefoworld

The COMPLETE IDs Collection by Thiefoworld  the labyrinth by Thiefoworld


Thank you, Thiefoworld , we appreciate you :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - Sept. 11, 2014

Thu Sep 11, 2014, 12:01 PM


Tiny Teddies by TheSmall-Stuff




Official dA News


:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - September 2014
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Tags are the new Keywords



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 111 - Business (humor) - Deadline September 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 - Anime and Manga Anime and Manga Intro

Next Week - Stock and Resources

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:




:bulletblue: Starting a Story from Fresh Pt. 1
:bulletblue: The Secret to Character Design
:bulletblue: Things I learned at The Industry Workshops 2014
:bulletblue: What IS Photojournalism
:bulletblue: Writing Effective Dialogue
:bulletblue: deviantARTing - Commissions
:bulletblue: Project Educate: Film and Animation 1
:bulletblue: Project Educate: Film and Animation 2


Features & Interviews


:bulletred: Animal ABCs: P is for Panda (Giant and Red)
:bulletred: Beast Vision Vol 21
:bulletred: Behind the Screens: Interview with SpineBender
:bulletred: Celebrating Diversity 61
:bulletred: Fan Art Friday - Doctor Who
:bulletred: Fashion Makes the World go Round II
:bulletred: Featured Artists - Volume 19
:bulletred: Friday Night Specials v9.1
:bulletred: Love dA Lit Issue 181
:bulletred: M/A Repeating Contest - September 2014
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol 132
:bulletred: Majestic Masterpieces - Feature I
:bulletred: Monday Munchies 21
:bulletred: Nom Nom 78 - Clams
:bulletred: Pencil Feature
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol365
:bulletred: SA Interview - kirilee
:bulletred: Senior Selections 15
:bulletred: The Global Natives
:bulletred: Through a Lens - News 4
:bulletred: To Be Seen 105
:bulletred: Underappreciated
:bulletred: Welcome Home: Burning Man (Imustbedead)




Groups


:bulletgreen: Digitalists is seeking contributors
:bulletgreen: ArtisanCraft - News + Weekly Gallery Highlight
:bulletgreen: color-me-club is hosting it's September Lineart Contest - Masquerade
:bulletgreen:  Madmen-Asylum is hosting a contest “The Longest Night: Four O’clock ~ Ophidiophobia”. The “Longest Night” Challenges are where we explore men’s deepest fears and desires until he comes face to face with his most irrational and terrible fate. More info here
:bulletgreen: GetDailyDeviations is a place where members have the chance to submit their own work to potentially be suggested as a Daily Deviation, but also find great work to suggest themselves. We do fairly regular features of the works we receive and accept, and we're also trying to increase the community involvement of members which is why we created a "Community News" folder for everyone to share their news in. We are also currently hosting a contest called "To Tell a Story" which you can find out more about here.
:bulletgreen: deviant365 aims to uphold the core values of deviantART through weekly tasks that encourage creativity, community, and artistic growth.
: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.



Commissions



Whoas - Theme: Teddy Bears


 Big Teddy Bear by aun61

A Teddy Bear Tale - page 10 by ArneXXX

Teddy Bear Dreams 11 by ssava

Teddy by JacekSwietnicki

Teddy Bear Sculpt by SkipperSara

AniBears: Stormteddy by DragonDancer5150

Teddy bear cake by zoesfancycakes

  
 
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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
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:bulletred: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
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Next issue to be posted September 24 and the theme for the "Whoas" is Breakfast.  

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!


Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank You!

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 11:49 AM


Thank You by nJoo





Please join me in thanking Gwendolyn12 and Emerald-Depths for their valiant efforts as Community Volunteers :)

Gwendolyn12 for helping with the Anime and Manga Community

Starry Eyed by Gwendolyn12 Comm.: Shinmunafosun by Gwendolyn12 The Horizon of a Mirage by Gwendolyn12

Emerald-Depths for her contributions to the Photomanipulation Community

Under the Bridge by Emerald-Depths  Off the Beaten Path by Emerald-Depths Morph by Emerald-Depths


We appreciate you! :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank You!

Fri Sep 5, 2014, 12:23 PM


A small thank you, to you! by Viccolatte



Please join me in thanking ginkgografix and Ry-Spirit for all of their efforts during their time as volunteers :)

Thank you to ginkgografix for all of her help with the deviantART related and Icon community and her excellent skills with CSS 

Blue Stairs - Journal + Gallery Skin by ginkgografix  .:White Rush II by ginkgografix   Marilou by ginkgografix 


and thank you to Ry-Spirit for his efforts with the Fan Art Community

I am Ry-Spirit by Ry-Spirit Mario Kart: Wheels of Fury by Ry-Spirit Urban Infiltration by Ry-Spirit 



We appreciate you!! :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank You!

Tue Sep 2, 2014, 11:42 AM


Thank you! by Silverfox5213


Join me in thanking jane-beata for her time with the Traditional Art Community.


Jane-Beata portraits promo by jane-beata Watercolor eye study by jane-beata After the fall - 3rd day of 31 day painting challe by jane-beata 




and Shue13 for his help with the Space and Sci-fi community

Kerrat Mothership Concept by Shue13 Sudden Crisis battle scene by Shue13 Sailing over the beams by Shue13 



and tatasz for her help with the fractal community

Galaxy by tatasz Partisan's Tree by tatasz Underwater by tatasz 



We appreciate you! :heart:


Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - August 27, 2014

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 12:14 PM


On a Plane by OctopusandBunny






Official dA News


:bulletpurple: Site Update: Bug Fixes, Inspiration Discussion
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Staff Retreat
:bulletpurple: Tags are the new Keywords



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 110 - Pets - Deadline August 31, 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: Gallery Month!     

:bulletgreen: Digital Art - Drawings and Paintings
:bulletgreen: Artisan Crafts Pt. 1
:bulletgreen: Anthro - Digital/Traditional
:bulletgreen: Photomanipulation Part 2
:bulletgreen: deviantART Related Gallery Part 1
:bulletgreen: Film and Animation
:bulletgreen: Stock and Resources
:bulletgreen: Traditional Typography
:bulletgreen: Traditional Art
:bulletgreen: Demystifying the Poetry Gallery
:bulletgreen: Fan Fiction on DeviantART


Coming Soon - September 1-7th is Chat and Forums Week

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:



Did you know?
:bulletpink: Add Media
:bulletpink: Notes



Commissions




Whoas - Theme: Aviation



nausicaa of the valley of the wind by hatthecat123

The Bombers.. by ChrisDonnell

House plane by MattiasA

LEGO. Plane Arado 65 by DwalinF

plane by huangchaogui

The last grentails by Legehk

airplane by netvolshebstva




 
  
 
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Next issue to be posted September 10th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Teddy Bears.  

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Skin by Dan Leveille

How Tough?

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 3:18 PM


Fb-cover-photo-can-toronto-850x315px by Moonbeam13


This weekend I tested my mental grit and my physical strength by participating in Tough Mudder (emphasis on the mental grit).  Staged across a series of ski mountains, Tough Mudder Toronto presented a gruelling set of obstacles over a 16.5km course, check out the map below:

Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 4.58.51 PM by Moonbeam13


What this map failed to mention was the obstacle "Hold your Wood" which I'll get to and the general treachery of the course due to torrential downpour and thunder storms :) As a result, we had a bonus mud slide obstacle :D

Meet my excellent team! My husband Rob aka gimp, my cousin Jason and my friend Jason (because why get confused with names? ;))

Image-6 by Moonbeam13

Look at how clean and cute we were and how dry it was :D We were delayed at registration due to technical difficulties but despite it being cold and sprinkling on and off, we were in good spirits and ready to get started! Our wave start time was delayed by about half an hour but when they called us, we were ready! 

On our way to the start line, we had to scale a 7 foot wall just to get to the start line (for funsies).  Once there, the emcee proceeded to get us 'warmed up' and we recited the Tough Mudder Creed


As a Tough Mudder I pledge that:


        * I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge.
        * I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time.
        * I do not whine - kids whine.
        * I help my fellow mudders complete the course.
        * I overcome all fears.

and then we were off... UP A FREAKING SKI HILL. So this is the part where your brain just likes to mess with you and your flight instinct kicks in. It sounds a little like "omg what are you doing, you can't do this, your lungs are coming out of your mouth, you are going to die".  It takes a lot of effort to get your fight instinct to respond but once it does, it's glorious!  

We had an amazing friend with us who spectated and took some great pictures and a video along the way.  Jess is a rockstar for enduring the weather and she even climbed one of the ski hills just to get this shot:

Image-1 by Moonbeam13

Now let's get to those crazy obstacles!

1. Glory Blades - Successfully completed - Learn More


Glory Blades are 2.5 meter walls that are slanted.. toward you.  

Image-5 by Moonbeam13

Image by Moonbeam13

I used the support beams to get leverage and successfully got over these.  


2. Mud Mile - Successfully completed - Learn More

It is what it sounds like, a series of waist deep mud pits that you need to slosh through and over to get to the other side.

3. Just the Tip - Attempted not successful - Learn More

In this one, you scale a wall using just the tips of your fingers.  While I was doing well, I couldn't see past the guy in front of me and failed to see there was a transition coming and when I missed it.. I landed in the water below :D One to learn from!

4. Hold Your Wood - Successfully Completed - Learn More

You grab a log from the pile and with a partner or by yourself (depending on how big your wood is ;)) you carry it along a path until you get to the end of the obstacle.  I did this one with my friend Jay with a log that I would have loved to have shrunk :D

5. Devil's Beard - Successfully Completed

As you can see it's a cargo net that you need to navigate under to get to the other side.  We had a moment of brilliance with this one and opted to run it backwards so the back end of us forced the net up and it was much easier, save for a little rope burn, heh.

6. Arctic Enema - Successfully Completed - Learn More

This obstacle sucks.  It's a giant bin of ice water with a wooden divider in the middle.  You jump in, swim under the dividing wall and come up the other end.  Everything goes to hell after this because your body doesn't know what to do with itself.  Enjoy the video:



7. Bale Bonds - Successfully Completed


This one consists of rows of 4 foot tall bales of hay that you need to climb over.  With a bit of a running start, this got to be not too bad.



8. Warrior Carry - Successfully Completed (admittedly I did nothing but hang there :D)

This is just a fireman's carry and I had the honour of being the passenger as Rob just threw me over his shoulder.  I think you're supposed to switch off but A> I can't carry 210lbs on my back and B> I never saw the switch-off point :( Next year, I think Jess will join us and I can make up for being a pansy on this one lol.

9. Berlin Walls - Successfully Completed - Learn More


This obstacle is a series of 3 meter wooden walls.  You need teamwork to get over these, unless of course you're part kangaroo, or 12 feet tall.  With a little boost from my friends, I was up and over all of them!


10. Walk the Plank - Successfully Completed - Learn More

First you climb the ladder.. and then you jump 12 feet down into a muddy pool of water. I am not a fan of heights but I did it and I'm tougher for it ;)

11. Ladder to Hell - Successfully Completed - Learn More

Ladder to hell is a giant climb up and a giant climb down.  It's really nice if you have long legs but for those of us on the 'fun-size' scale, it's a feat!

12. Everest - Successfully Completed - Learn More

If you've ever watched "American Ninja Warrior" you've seen the Warped Wall.  This is the Warped Wall but it's been greased because.. why not? I successfully grabbed the top of the wall but I did require some assistance to get my footing to get up top.  I'll need more training for Ninja Warrior :P

13. Balls to the Wall - Successfully Completed - Learn More

This is a wall scale using a rope.. covered in mud :D  Upper body strength is an absolute must for this one.

14. Funky Monkey - Attempted not successful - Learn More


These are monkey bars on a steep incline and greased.  So I had a couple of problems here, first, they were greased and my hands were freezing due to the weather, so my grip was questionable.  I did try to get a swing going to give me momentum but it just wasn't enough, after 4 bars I hit the muddy water below and had to swim to the other side.  More upper body strength training and possibly gloves, will help next year!

15. Kiss of Mud - Successfully Completed - Learn More

Barbed wire hangs above you and you have to belly crawl through the mud to complete it.

16. Electroshock Therapy - Successfully Completed - Learn More

This obstacle is no joke.  You run through a series of live wires to complete the course.  I got hit by two wires at once, in the thigh and it was not a tickle.  My knee buckled but I managed to hop onto the other foot, get hit by another in the arm before getting out the other side.  This is the one obstacle I'm not sure I would attempt again.


And there you have it! Tough Mudder achievement unlocked and another thing off my bucket list.  We're already signed up for next year so I guess I should start working on that upper body strength!
Image-4 by Moonbeam13



Be fearless, it's far more fun :heart:


Would you/or have you participated in an adventure/mud run?
Which of the obstacles looks the hardest to you?
Which one looks like a piece of cake?
What's the last thing you did that scared you?

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank you!

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 11:06 AM


Thank You by basalt



Join us in thanking neurotype for her time with the Literature community and being part of our illustrious mentor team :heart:

The Problem With Character SheetsAlright, there are some pretty awesome character sheets out there. I don't personally use them, but I've seen others make them work. I'm not here to dispute the fact that they've got some utility, but I am here to point out one big problem with relying on a list of traits—which is generally how character sheets present these things—to define your character.
(Note: This also applies to Mary Sue tests. 'Not a Mary Sue' just means your character isn't a perfect storm of coincidence. It has nothing to do with likeability or even believability. <insert dictator here> isn't a Mary Sue, either.)
StrengthsWeaknessesQuirks
I think this approach is, if it's the only approach you take to figuring out a character, a really bad idea.
Take a moment to think about your best friend. What's their favorite food? What are they good at, and what are things they do that make you Google good places to dump a body?
Whil
     Is Your Skin Too Thin?A lot of writers on this site fantasize about having a book published someday. But even if you don't, pretty much everyone still posts for an audience, even going so far as to hope for honest feedback.
Hell, who doesn't like improving?
If you are honestly truly really, after much introspection, writing only for yourself and not particularly interested in critical feedback, I would skip this. There's no point.
Here's the thing: improving depends on having some thick skin. How do you know if you're there? Read on below.
Self-Assessment
Please imagine these comments directed at you, most likely in an email (though hopefully not the same email), about your favorite and most polished work ever, the one that you'd like to see on the front page of the New Yorker or with a prologue by Neil Gaiman or something. IDK man. Poets, fill in whatever you need here.
Your work is too long and boring.This is absurd and uninteresting.This is not funny.Not for us
   Prose Basics: What is Voice, Anyway?At this point, you've all had awesomesauce articles on word choice, varying sentences, dialect, and dialogue. Which is great, because it cuts my job down to five minutes of nattering on about how you bring all these elements together to create that elusive thing people always go on about: VOICE.
Voice is the personality of the book.
You know that thing about avoiding cliché except every single plotline ever has been done and has the TVTropes article to prove it and OH GODS WHY?!?!
Voice solves 97% of that. It lends originality to your story by tossing a filter over the whole thing. 'The Shining' needed that kid-voice so readers could stare in horror over his shoulder, understanding things like the dark cloud of suicide in his father's head without having his reaction ruin half a page of ominous build. 'Dir




and AshleyxBrooke for her time helping to moderate the chatrooms and forums



-- I'm Yours -- by AshleyxBrooke -- Time Stands Still -- by AshleyxBrooke -- I just Came to Say Hello -- by AshleyxBrooke 




and vanmall for his help with the pixel community!


How to start with pixel art by vanmall Pixel Art Town Project by vanmall Million stone house by vanmall   


We appreciate you!!!
:love: :heart:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - August 13, 2014

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 12:03 PM


Wonder Woman 600 by AdamHughes





Official dA News


:bulletpurple: The DeviantART Community Turns 14
:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - August 2014
:bulletpurple: CEA Blog: How to Report an Underage Deviant


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: Unbirthday Literature Contest - Deadline August 19, 2014
:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge 110 - Pets - Deadline August 31, 2014



Community Relations Projects

:bulletgreen: projecteducate  Current: August is Galleries Month!  View the whole schedule here
:bulletred: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
:bulletred: Disney Etch a Sketch Video
:bulletred: Behind the Lens: Across the Ditch: Christchurch
:bulletred: The Ladies of Lit Volume XLV
:bulletred: dA Love for Everyone 105
:bulletred: Fashion Makes the World Go Round



Groups


:bulletgreen: mental-health - This group is about awareness of mental health concerns that impact the deviantART community and empowerment for those who live with them. We will focus on one concern per month and have features, state-of-the-art information, artwork, and interviews. Please join us, whether you are someone who lives with a mental health condition or someone who cares about those who do.
:bulletgreen: autodesk-sketchbook is holding their August Hero Challenge: Agnes Garbowska
:bulletgreen: GetDailyDeviations is taking a moment to thank their amazing donors
:bulletgreen: BeACritic has posted an update about the group!
:bulletgreen: Writers-Workshop is doing an August Workshop on Dr. Williams



Commissions




Whoas - Theme: Super Heroes


Super Cat 02 ACEO ATC by SiriliyaStatic Shock- HERO TEIM by Cherrie-Keane



Fred the Galactic Super Hero by TheBlackHex
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Artwork by Legend-tony980El Chapulin Colorado by CellsArt

Harvey Birdman by Walmsley

Power girl by dogmapaiva

JL of chapulin by SrDiazComics

The Shadow Hero by RobbVision

Super Looter comic #2 by KrystalFleming

Heroes on string by MRFarts

6 heroes in super smash bros? by riolu-uzumaki

Captian America #365 Homage Colour by Nick-OG

Batman 89 six panel pop art 2 by TheGreatDevin

Catwoman by CavaleiroMetal

Chiyo as Lighting Flash by juriTanaka









 
  
 
: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 August 27th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Aviation.  

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!


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