The purpose of Artist Relations is to strengthen the community spirit as well as network with fellow artists so that we may bring outside opportunities to you, and help you to hone your skills. The Gallery Directors are the first people you should go to regarding your galleries. They are the people you need to make gallery suggestions to, and ask questions about your specific genre, or seek knowledge from.They also act as your lifeline to the administration. They are here to support and listen, and I can tell you we've got incredibly talented, devoted and passionate people on this team, so get to know them!
Do yourselves a favor and include an email address on your userpages. I get many requests, on a daily basis, for contact information from outside parties looking to buy artwork. This generally results in me trying to hunt you down to get permission to give out an email address. Save yourself the middle man and create an email address you can stick on your pages
Bandmerch is still alive and well and some of the designs have been considered. I look forward to giving you a more detailed update in a few weeks when all pertinent paperwork and decision making has been done
Keep submitting !
IT is working on a better way to handle mature content in news items. Until that time I will be linking all 'must see's' as links rather than thumbnails.
Category clean-ups and additions are happening but the tool is slightly touchy so there will be some noticeable issues that we are aware of and dealing with. Specifically, you may notice some 'unused' categories floating around. They will be removed, just ignore them for now. If you notice anything out of the ordinary please feel free to note or email me at email@example.com
Visit our chatroom at #artistrelations
, and take the opportunity to speak directly with the gallery directors and core staff in real time! Help show your support by sporting our stamp
The Key System
As you can see at the very bottom there is now a Key System. The way this will work is simple. If you have a specific inquiry or suggestion for a specific department, begin your comment with the appropriate Key Code, that way we can search the page and compile them and address them in next weeks update. Neat, huh?
We're going to be looking at adding a few more categories to the photography tier soon. We'll be going through the suggestions made to us over the past few months. If you want to suggest a new category, keep in mind that we categorize photos by subject
. This means there might be a new Undersea Animals category, but there will never be a Macro category or an IR category. If you've got any requests, send them to hesitation
Make sure you have a look at the Photography Gallery Page
. It's your gateway to great photography on dA. We keep it hot and fresh with news, like this month's Photography Feature
The Doppelganger Contest entry deadline is January 15. We'll be judging them during the upcoming week. There are lots of great entries. You can check them out here
Featured Photography:Don de SoiBees in the CaramelLittle People Big ThingsThe first of 2006
Following a slower period over Christmas and the New Year, the number submissions to the Artistic Nude gallery has started to pick up again. A new news article Nude Nation 2
has had it's second issue based on artistic nude talent from France.
Two examples of the some of great work submitted to the Artistic Nude gallery in the last couple of weeks are:[CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT]Rock solidtouch
Stock Art is Art
Its not lesser than Art .. it is Art
Just not conventional in the way some artist think
And thats the point I hope to make
A Good stock photo
Is sharp, high res, larger and usable by other artist
At its most simple form .
Its a good solid picture of a piece of Fruit
A picture that could be posted in the category of Photo Still life
It would have good lighting, and as mentioned above
Be sharp, high res, larger and usable by other artist
One day I plan to DD a piece of Fruit
Call me a crazy guy
I love Stock Photo Girls
(and guys / nothing wrong in that)
I will defend this group to the death
Because of their effort in their ART and what goes into it
Good Costumes, Action Poses, Cool Expressions and neat props
And as mentioned above
Sharp, high res, larger and usable by other artist
so what if there Is light socket in the wall behind them
Photomanip Artist could care less ..
They take that ART and make it into their own
I would hope more deviantART Artist would post in this wonderful gallery
I feel honored to represent them and will continue to defend to the death
if I have to
(just kidding / not really)
That Stock is Art .. and we will take no prisoners
Spotlight on auralis-stock's gallery
She has some of the best poses, greatest costumes and her DD suggestions are the best
The first Fetish Photography competition - A Taste of Fetish - is now closed and judging has been completed. Winners were announced last week in the news
. Thanks to all who took part, we had some excellent interpretations of the theme 'Restriction' and encourage you all to take a look at the submissions found here
We had a slow yet good response to the contest and a few people asking as to when the next one will take place, so if we have encouragement from the community we will go ahead and make this a regular thing. I will also be featuring the Glamour Portraits Gallery and am considering holding a contest for this category also, if you would be interested in this please let me know. As always, please note me directly with your suggestions for Fetish and Glamour DDs.cig IBad receptionthe morning
I have spent some time moderating and cleaning up the topics in the paintings/airbrushings and drawings forums in particular, and would like people to pay particular attention to the new stickies issued there-in as the number of irrelevant topics currently finding their way into those respective forums is becoming somewhat unsightly.
Due to the current lack of vector gallery director, would all vector based DD suggestions please be sent to zilla774
as he is holding the reigns for that dept for the time being. On a related note, any suggestions sent to multiple gallery directors tend to cause confusion. Keep things simple and send the deviation to just the one if possible. Consult faq18: Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?"
if you are unsure of who to send to.
Digital art fans should be happy to hear that I am attempting to negotiate with one or two online based companies for the prospect of a contest with of course, uber-cool prizes. Keep an eye out for more news on that in the near future.
Finally, the digital art collective "The Midtone Conspiracy" is looking for contributors, so give their website a visit if you're interested.
Enjoy these pieces in the meantime: asimma concept bike,...garden of miraclestrain
Attention all anime and manga fans! I can give you one good reason why you should be looking at the Anime/Manga News
section each week: Budding Manga Artists. It's a weekly feature in which we take a look at some of the people showing great potential in DeviantART's anime community. Come and take this chance to discover some unknown Deviants! You can view the Anime/Manga news by following the front page links directly to Digital Art > Drawings > Anime, Traditional Art > Drawings > Anime or any of the other Anime galleries. Don't forget you can also see the recent submissions and Top Favourites for the gallery in this area, as well as a forum.
The new year has already seen a ton of good work, with a lot more to come, I'm sure. I've got a whole lot of contests planned, so keep an eye out for them. Plus, I've initiated a series of gallery and artist features, beginning with the Windows Utilities > Miscellaneous gallery. I'm also working on getting a Linux skin section started, as well as new categories for Deviantart.com CSS skins and blog skins, and the browser K-Meleon. The Macintosh Utilities section hasn't got any submissions so far, though...
lets hope things pick up soon. Happy New Year!
Worth a look: Blaues Fleisch v1
The Wallpaper Gallery has been revamped and updated with several new sections and a couple of facelifts. To see the full story, please visit: New Wallpaper Gallery SectionsComing up:
There is a majorly cool competition in the pipelines that I'm trying to get a handle on. Keep 'em peeled guys, cos it's going to be HUGE. I'm so excited about it!Daily Deviations:
Please keep sending me your DD suggestions! There are a lot of cool submissions in the wallpaper gallery and I'm sure that you lot would love to see more of them promoted!
I'm currently taking suggestions for the Vector Art gallery too, filling in temporarily whilst the post is empty. So send anything Vector related to me! (i must be a sucker for punishment
Must see Art: Mutant's in the city
If you still have not done one and have a hankering to make a little pixel piece, check out the Pixel Portrait Project
states that he has near the 170 mark currently (which is grand!) but we could use some more (to, err, make it grander!). Deadline is January 18 to giveth in your face(s)!DIP
contest is still roll'n, roll'n.
Do not forget to send me pixel art
related DD suggestions if you have any via note. If it's "wow!" or just borderline "eh!", relatively new or collecting digital dust: I'm still interested in anything I might have missed browsing around.
Heya guys! The New Year is here and with it comes a new category, Culinary Arts
! Here you can post all your items made mostly of edible media, whether they are a cake or an elaborate sugar sculpture, or even a gingerbread castle.
Please be sure to read all gallery descriptions fully before posting your art in Artisan Crafts, and ask me if you have any questions regarding where something should go.
Check out the second edition of the featured article, Strange But True: Food Gone Wild
Keep the Daily Deviation suggestions coming!
Must See :X Men NightCrawler Kurt Plush
Happy New Year to everyone, whether you've already celebrated, or are about to.
I thought I'd start the new year by considering what prose is and where you should put it when you submit. This time around I'm looking at Journalism. Now firstly, this is an art site. That means the prose you submit to your gallery should be something you are happy to display to the world. Of course, your gallery is yours and different people have different levels of experience and ability. Some writing is not generally considered to be art. For example your
shopping list of the form you fill in to get a passport. Or your blog. A blog (weblog, or diary) does not fall into the category of 'deviation'.
That's what your journal is for if you choose to use it that way, or there are many sites that are specifically for blogging. The journalism category on dA is for deviations you might find in a newspaper or magazine and the usual rules of journalism apply. It is not for your diary entries: what you did yesterday, what your day at school was like, what you think about drugs, and so on. It is also not for those
interviews you fill in yourself. If you are just writing your thoughts down or answering a questionnaire you are not doing journalism. I would greatly appreciate your assistance in checking your gallery and removing non-journalistic deviations to your scraps (or elsewhere if appropriate). As always, if you're not sure where your piece should be submitted, file a helpdesk note. If it's about prose it'll come straight to me, and I'll be happy to assist.
Thanks for reading this update. We look forward to reading your feedback and to answering your comments and suggestions in our next update.
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|AC:||for Artisan Crafts|
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