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Tue May 16, 2006, 11:12 AM
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I have officially kicked off my fundraising efforts for The Weekend to End Breast Cancer. This will be my fourth year doing this event and my sixth year of doing a fundraising event for breast cancer research.

My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor and going through her ordeal with her, changed my life forever.

In 2001, I started doing the 5km CIBC run for the cure and I did that event for two years running, raising $4,500.

Then, in 2003, they brought an event to Toronto for the first time, called the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. This is a 2 day, 60km event that moves through the entire city and to call it life altering is an understatement.

The first year was very emotional for me and I went through a lot of 'stuff' in my head. The stories, the memories, the pain and the joy I was surrouded by, that drove the other participants around me, was a lot for me to digest. I have never seen anything as beautiful as the image of thousands of people, men and women, moving forward toward the same goal. I raised $6,500 that year and signed up for 2004 as soon as it was over.

In 2004, I came just shy of my $10,000 goal at $9,010 but the experience was just as profound. This event has shattered fundraising records two years in a row and I truly believe it's these efforts that will bring a cure to this disease, which is why it's what I've devoted myself to.

In 2005, I raised just over $3,000 but the experiece was just as rewarding and in 2006 I want to raise much more.

I spend as much of the year as I can fundraising for this event and I've started now. My website hooks into my donation site as does this link here


This is not your local fundraiser, this is a national movement that I will continue to walk until we find a cure. I can't express to you how I feel, but you will see the results of what we will continue to accomplish one weekend, every year, until we win.

The statistics are mind blowing, 1 in 9 women. 1 in 9! Think about that.. think of 9 women you know.. it has to end.

In  5 years I've raised over $20,000 for breast cancer research but it's not enough yet and I must keep going.

If you can make a donation that's wonderful, if you already have that's amazing and if you simply want to help me spread the word I would very much appreciate that. I'm also open to any fundraising ideas you may have  

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:pointr: Week 10: Mystery and Enigma

One, One, Two, Three. Five!

Eight, One, Three, Two, One, Three, Four!!

Love, Fibonacci

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Oh, foe conundrum!

Your twisted lies deceive me.

Mona Lisa Eyes

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WEEK 11: Smoke and Mirrors

Previous Features:

:bulletred: Week 1: Fruit and Candy
:bulletred: Week 2: Conflict and Chaos
:bulletred: Week 3: Sword and Sorcery
:bulletred: Week 4: Hot and Cold
:bulletred: Week 5: Heart and Soul
:bulletred: Week 6: Man and Machine
:bulletred: Week 7: Stars and Stripes
:bulletred: Week 8: Natural and Artificial
:bulletred: Week 9: Tears and Fears

An honor just being nominated

Sun May 14, 2006, 7:33 AM
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Dea Ms. Colella,

Congratulations on being a Nominee at the International Color Awards, Masters of Color Photography.



Thousands of images were received from over 52 countries and your work was honored by nomination. Certainly an achievement, well done!



The judging panel were passionate about viewing the works, taking six weeks to hand pick the winners and nominees. The Awards could not have asked for a better group of professionals to work with. All credit goes to the judges and the photographers who provided the best images in their class.


Congratulations once again on being a Nominee and we wish you a most successful photography year.



Best wishes,

Basil O'Brien

Creative Director



International Color Awards - "Masters of Color Photography"






Better than a kick in the teeth I suppose ;)

Nominated image: Oddball

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On the lookout

Thu May 11, 2006, 11:43 PM
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I am looking for incredible artists in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, as well as anyone working on mainstream movie projects.

If this is you or someone you know, I need to hear from you via note ASAP.

Thank you.
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Spook's Story

Tue May 9, 2006, 6:44 PM
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I was 14 when Spook found me.   

During a car trip, we had stopped to get a drink and walked into this tiny convenience store in the middle  of nowhere.  I walked to the back coolers to select my liquid salvation and there he was in a tiny crate with a "for sale" sign on the front.  He was so tiny and after gentle pleading, my mother agreed he just couldn't be left there, he needed to come home with us.  

I had it in my head that I wanted a black cat named 'Midnight' and when they handed over the paperwork after the exchange of money, we had custody of this tiny black ball of fur that was apparantly a '5 week old long hair domestic female'.

Carrying "her" back to the car, my mother ran into the store to get food and supplies while I played with "her" in the back seat.  "she" would jump at every sound and once I made the comment 'Wow you really are spooked" the name stuck.

When we took Spook in to get fixed, it was discovered that "she" was really a "he" but because of a weird complication, one of his testicles was in his abdomen.  A rare condition but operable, and he was restored his 'masculinity'

Spook was an integral part of my life.  He would sit on my lap when I did homework and slept with me at night.  He always slept on my pillow, right until the end, eventually pushing me right off it and stealing it for himself.  As a result of his being so young when we got him, he was never properly weaned and had a habit of sucking your fingers.  This trait would earn him the name 'nipple kitty' from one of my friends.

He was the ultimate lap cat, content to sit there for hours if you would oblige him with a second of your attention.  He loved crinkle balls, and would carry them around the house, dropping them and proceeding to meow at them, convinced they would eventually run from him.  Unfortunately, this was a game he liked to play at 3 or 4 in the morning, heh.  

He was a scavenger, and would be the one that would wake me one morning by pawing my face, to present his newly captured dead mouse.  We never had another mouse in the house again.  I imagine they must talk.

Spook's health went downhill about a month ago, his weight was dropping, he didn't seem very alert.  I'd gone through this before with him when he dehydrated once, so I applied the same techniques to bring him back to health and booked a vet appointment.  He was looking better until tonight.  I bundled him up in  a blanket and put him on my lap but something in me knew.  

By the time we got to the vet I was already in tears.  The doctor confirmed my suspicions, he had kindney failure and was suffering and the only humane thing we could do would be to euthanize him.  I don't think I've ever felt as much pain as I did when she told me.  I've never lost a pet before, nevermind had to make this horrific decision.  

There is no decision, he needed to not be suffering anymore.  So I signed the paperwork and I spent time with him telling him what he meant to me.

When the doctor came back in, I held his paws during the procedure and kept whispering in his ear how much I loved him. I'm comforted only by the thought that 'I love you' is the last thing he heard.

Spook will be cremated and his ashes will be returned to me.  I think I'll plant some catnip in my garden and lay him there.

I'm hollow and I miss him and my heart aches with pain I've never known but he's no longer suffering and he's playing with the worlds largest crinkle ball and sticking his head in someone's glass of water.

Spook 1990-2006
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Home Sweet Home (Update)

Tue May 9, 2006, 5:22 PM
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Update: Tonight my beloved Spook (my 16 year old cat) passed away.  I was blessed enough to be with him at the time but the pain is unbearable.  I will be processing this for a while but still here if you need me, albeit quiet.  I will post a journal about him later because he was quite awesome and I need to honor him.  The Artist Relations newsletter is late, I know, but it will be posted over the next couple of days.


Well I survived Vegas and still own things so I assume that's good :) I'm just catching up so amuse me and fill this out.  You have to copy and paste into the response here, and fill in the blanks regarding me lol.  I can take it ;)

PS. I think I need a new deviantID and I'm thinking we need to work some wonder woman symbology into there.. hrm.. I may feel a contest coming.




You have a cute______.

You make me _______.

You should _______.

Someday I will ______.

You + me =________.

If I saw you now I'd __________.

I would build a _______ just for you.

I would get your name tattooed on my __________.

If I could sing you any song it would be _________.

We could __________ under the stars.

Love,
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(P.S. ______________.)

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Meditations and Tagging

Tue May 2, 2006, 5:34 PM
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I`m reading daily meditations from the Dalai Lama and I`d thought I`d share some with you.  Today`s is ``Common sense shows that human life is short-lived and that it is best to make of our brief sojourn on this Earth something that is useful to oneself and others``

Aside from that I`m getting ready for my trip to Las Vegas this weekend to have an early celebration for my upcoming 30th .. funny I don`t feel old.

I`ve been tagged by Bennybeee so here we go:

1.what kind of first impression do you think people say when they first see you?
She`s a bit odd

2. what's one thing you like to do alone?
Sing

3. what is your favorite line to say when you're drunk?
Ì need to dance

4. how many drinks do u need before u get tipsy?
two.. ok I`m lying, one

6. what kind of books do you like to read?
Something that requires some degree of brain activity

7. do you think you're cute?
I suppose so. Pug dogs are cute, I can be too,.

8. do you have a problem changing clothes in front of your friends?
Not at all

9. what do you eat/drink when you raid the fridge at night?
Whatever is quick and easy.

10. describe your bed?
Something I long to have some sort of love affair with but instead tend to spend a lot of time out of and desiring.  Appearance wise it`s a queen size mattress with a big duvet cover and my recently acquired four foot dragon `Falkor

11. spontaneous or planned?
erm.. I can be spontaneous but I also have OCD, something is on a list somewhere.

12. do you know how to play poker?
No but I`m learning

13. what do you carry with you at all times?
My cell phone is always with me.. as is my palm pilot.

14. what do you miss most about being a kid?
Playing more

15. are you happy with your given name?
Yes I`m quite fond of Danielle

16. what color is your bedroom?
Victorian Blue or so it said on the paint can

17. have you ever been in a play?
Yep

18. do you like yourself and believe in yourself?
Erm difficult to answer.  Not particularly but yes I believe in myself.

19. do you consider yourself to be a nice person?
Yes I do

20. do you spend more time with your girlfriend/boyfriend or your friends?
I`m married this is an odd question

21. what's one thing you wish you could do but can't?
Pee standing up.. just once to prove that aim is possible. No squatting doesn`t count.

22. what is your ideal wedding location?
Costa Rica

23. whats one instrument you wish you could play?
The guitar but I plan on learning one day.

24. whats one language you want to learn?
Spanish

25. have you ever pierced your body parts?
Yes, my belly button and soon my nose.

26. do you have any tattoos?
yes and there will be more shortly

27. what's one trait you hate in a person?
Lack of compassion

28. do you consider yourself materialistic?
Not at all

29. what do you cook best?
I make incredible vegetarian chili

30. favorite person/s to talk with on the phone?
My mommy


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:pointr: Week 9: Tears and Fears

Tears and Fears

Oh woe, woe is me

Emo kiddies so-so sad

The cup half empty

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Whisper, scratch and sigh

Softly tapping in the dark

I crawl, I crawl, I…


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WEEK 10: Mystery and Enigma

Previous Features:

:bulletred: Week 1: Fruit and Candy
:bulletred: Week 2: Conflict and Chaos
:bulletred: Week 3: Sword and Sorcery
:bulletred: Week 4: Hot and Cold
:bulletred: Week 5: Heart and Soul
:bulletred: Week 6: Man and Machine
:bulletred: Week 7: Stars and Stripes
:bulletred: Week 8: Natural and Artificial

The Unknown Artists Project is to expose talented, yet underrated, artists on deviantArt.  In spirit of that goal, we will present to the community a monthly feature showcasing unknown artists in photography, traditional art, digital art and literature.  







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:thumb30648683:Cathedral... by endrju100:thumb23100624:I just feel...trapped by AmandaSupak
Freedom of choice by doggeryA dash of color by bingbing51:Cover it by JonnyqwertyPropsteikirche-Propsteichurch by sphyle


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:thumb26668650: A Conversation w. Fidel Castro
I walked into the room, unnaturally giddy with the anticipation of talking to the most infamous villain of the Caribbean. It had been hell getting to that place, and I could scarcely believe that I was actually there. In disbelief, I sat in front of the man...the soon to be syndicated Latino Saddam. With beards they, he and Saddam, looked uncommonly alike. I wondered, with typical American logic, whether the two were related. He sat across from me, puffing his Cuban cigar with the utmost content. He looked sincerely happy inhaling that sickeningly acrid smoke borne with a professional flair in a building not two miles away. Our eyes met and I could only imagine what he had to done to anger America so... a sudden sense of national pride swelled in my breast as I thought about my home country. The best damn country in the world, what's more. He signaled, with the mere flick of his wrist, for me to begin.
It was at that moment in which I was mortified to discover that I could not speak Sp
Digging Holes                                          Digging Holes
The bright orange earthmoving machine stuttered and stopped.  In the cab, Graham lit a cigarette, and watched the line of cars creep past, sunlight glinting off their windshields.  
"Hello," said a voice.
Graham jumped, twisting around.
"Down here."
Close by stood a small boy in a suit, staring up at him.  
"You scared me, kid."
"Sorry.  What are you doing?"
"Digging a hole, what's it look like?  Where's your mom?"
The boy pointed a few hundred feet away.  
"You better go back before she gets worried."
"Why are you digging a hole?"
Graham paused.  "Cause it's my job."
From the low hill where the boy had pointed, a woman withdrew from a group of people and
And When the Renaissance Comes       "I wish I could describe this."
       He put down his glass. "What do you mean?"
       "This. All this. Look at it. It's beautiful."
       "Yeah."
       "I wish I could describe it." Ashi stretched out her legs and leaned back on the step behind her. "It just can't be done."
       Bilal looked sideways at her, took another sip. "It's been done a lot."
       "I know. That's what I mean. How many ways are there to describe an evening party on the back verandah of someone's house and it's 1:15 a.m. and it's so deliciously private and there'd be a bonfire except it's the middle of summer - "
       "And bonfires are cheesy."
       "And bonfires are cheesy but there a
The hillThey tipped him a smirk and rolled away, winding elbow crooks and matching step. Jav groaned and kept walking, eyes seeing a double overlaying the hazy afternoon. The dust rose in plumes, a tuft for each step. He noticed, grinned a half-smile. His smile was always crooked.
It had been an age, so to speak. Jav remembered peaks and tips of snow, bending trees and creeping light. Waking birds and jazz music played real low on the stereo. That was this morning, before the world turned on its axis and left him behind. This morning.
He had gone to school. It was an ordinary morning, with ordinary textbooks and ordinary shoelaces and less-than-ordinary trudge. The day had bloomed, bright and sharp, every leaf in focus, with curls of sunlight twining around those snow-covered mountains. He had known, then, that something was going to happen.
Or not, perhaps, that something was going to happen, but that he decided he didn't care. It was a very liberating feeling, not caring. He wasn't quite sur
to throw your heart at the skyThis is the city where the soul does not escape through the undeterred growth of thick toenails, where preparation is futile and prayers not even a severed vein on the corpse of human thought, where the sea is a myth and not a metaphor for doubt, where skies are close and intimate and whisper, where the hunt is for the clumsily adroit and not for the divine: this is the city where to die is to end.  
He is the eulogist for the city newspaper. It is a distasteful job, but an easy one, requiring no more than a dictionary of jokes and a watch. He is old, but he knows the young ones twitter about his love of forgotten sit-coms and bow-ties as they sharpen their claws over the clatter of keyboards. He stands calmly, his mind resisting tether, as is his habit in afternoons.
If you were to enter, as I do, you would see him stretching, less like a cat than an unfurling crane, and although his eyes are accustomed to the omnipotence of time in his shiny, white-lined room, yours might h
WitnessFifty thousand dollars. They'll spend it however you want, and all you need is a witness. You were going to do it anyway, weren't you?
Your neighborhood is drenched in sepia, and smothered in curling leaves. Your house looks just like every other house on the block, a generic cutout styled after the suburban dream. I check the address twice before I knock on the door.
You don't answer at first, so I rock on my heels and wait. It's warmer than it should be in November; I didn't need to bring a jacket. They say that global warming will kill us eventually, either through UV exposure or when the ice caps melt and we all drown. That doesn't matter much to either of us though. Right now it's just warm enough to wear tshirts.
I knock again. This time the door opens. You ask if I'm here to? I nod. I try to smile, you don't. You don't invite me in; you just drift back through the house. I follow you, closing the door and taking off my shoes as I do. Your pictures are on the walls. I wonder if y
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little overturethere's a little beaded chain
after laces were undid to tug
there'd be a whirlpool
time beading on a window sill otherwise
a lip curled asymmetrically the way
air is tangible before the sky explodes
plumelike descent as on an exhale
and the most hypnogogic of and mussed
seasalt specklet swirls
where a person would get lost
tuesday
the cafe in the library
is always busy at ten on tuesdays:
i can never coax my headphones
into rejecting ambient conversation
while they play
my advisor's music
(squeaks, creaks, squabbles;
tracks where the violinist
beautifully plucks her strings
the wrong way).
last tuesday, i heard someone spreading neufchatel
onto an everything bagel
while my advisor told me that
"there comes a time
when you have to move on,
when you have to do something else",
as he moved from track to track.
i silently pondered
calling him to request "tom's diner",
but instead i sang it to myself
through the next cacophony of strings
as a girl in granny smith green
doused her dapper palate in dasani.
My End of the TrailI hung my name out, forgotten, rags of old laundry.
Sometimes I still heard it rattle in the emptiness of my throat:
sullen hums, barren cicada wing-strokes:
an old sound, not my own.  It belonged to something else,
was stranded wind-torn in a lifetime
we had long left behind, like footprints
on broken grass.  All around me, the signs of summer,
not our green home,
but burnt, unforgiving: a sky bleached like bone.
We cannot stop, or stand still,
to gather new possibilities.
We have to move on,
have been forced to move on.
Sing a name for me now.  Be magpie and bluejay for me;
call back our old songs from the dust, from long miles
in the sun.  All around me, you are singing.
We cannot stop, to stand still,
but we can call to each other: we can call our own names,
even in this land, yes,
even under this sky.
dissolution
chimera, I:
doomed to re (invention) vision,
well-acquainted with such agonies.
cut-paper eye sockets tearing,
tearing up, falling away;
i am a masterpiece of
water-born cliffs and slow
sculpted bone (im-
purities burn away in the steam).
woven of lace and stone, I:
a majesty of wasted time and
misunderstandings;
these superfluous words press
soft on damp skin left
white-hot and malleable to
probing syllables and
ink-clad fingertips.
rough edged, I:
laid open to your pressured gaze.
strained desire guides this change
(you mold my flesh like clay).
another one you'll never see.in the lulling
                 hum and humming
            lull of evening i wonder
         if you've noticed my
     non-glances at the incessant
                   non-biting of your nails while
               wordless settles between us
     like dust on our
         lips and i wonder also in what
                                 manner you burn
    
how it waswrapped wholly in the memory, warm
sung in a gracious pulse, unmoved
these are the comforts
stinging
Spending SyllablesI begin at the top
Cradling your sentences
on my tongue,
punctuation spilling over
breath lost in the blackening
of all other consciousness.
My fingertips progress,
wandering,
searching out the poetry
written in sensations,
in strands of hair,
and the lines of stray alphabets
on the curves of your spine.
We will rise simultaneously
straining at the apex of creativity
for an epiphany
the rest
like a jumble of
spare syllables
unhatched
will tumble
out
.
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:iconpinkymccoversong: selections by PinkyMcCoversong
__Driving and out
of gas.I
like to drive
on empty,
to see how far
nothing can
get me.Absence
goes a long
way.
Terracotta
to know what it means
when I find your bones
in another's jaw.
when excuses are frequent flyers,
dimly lit with muted nods,
lazing softly into expectation.
to know what it means
when I search for bearings
along the slatted wood walls
        and find instead,
memories in
        a clotted rope
        poignant as the milk-white bottom of your tea cup
        
        a faded amazing grace-
                              notes like pinching, tinny flies
                              that circle an
You Must Be This Tall
The coaster!
It's rolling, mother.
My bar didn't lock,
so I've got to be strong.
I see a corkscrew coming on.
:thumb17811587:
r e t r o s p e c t i v emy letters to los angeles
are sleeping somewhere
in a lost and found...
i remember bits, pieces - like
someday, vermont avenue will no longer ebb
and flow w/ the pleading of my open palm...

all the same, the whole of it has gone,
it abandoned me (as i abandoned its city)
g o o d . r i d d a n c e .
i may, however, begin to miss things,
in fact, i'm doing it right now...
(i would feel guilty, but i'm tired)
     catching the last train to Long Beach
we made love behind a lighthouse,
i memorized his face when morning came,
the sewers smelled of fish and sex -
  i'd never felt so torn apart by scenery...
and the cool cement of north Hollywood
cruel in early hours, so compassionate at noon...
     sidelong glances (the lost art of Eye-Contacting)
from across a crowded thursday cafe...
i met a man called Johnny Hawaiian -
his face was covered in tattoos,
i spent the whole day hypnotized...
     a girlish youth cursed her mother in russian
while the parking patrol made its rounds...
L
simple things. by mariecamin:thumb31205102::thumb31654309:









:iconcamelhijackation: selections by camelhijackation
i said "no peeking" by chunkysmurfFriends by ZafioTCSH - vector by fahrmboyabsurd by manmadehorizon
:thumb30301774:Buddha Blue by SteamCrow:thumb31615643:


:icondamphyr: selections by damphyr
:thumb31153525:final distance. by intoyourheartTribute to Spring by Feathers-of-Love
:thumb31039728:Psycho-kitty by angel-kerena:thumb30242251:oO Sunbath at the Beach Oo by Bluefley



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And the winners are…



Application Skins



First Place

exol3ctus by kabir-dc by kabir-dc

Second Place

devASTATE for Winamp 2x by a-t-o-m-i-c by a-t-o-m-i-c

Icons



First Place

by YUMEK0N

Second Place

:bigthumb2407141: by kendre

Third Place

Devious colors by diamondie by diamondie


Indy Art



First Place

Art of Threes By Timez by wildtimez by wildtimez


Second Place

Deviant Art Third Birthday Sub by stix4life by stix4life


Third Place

DA Triple Spiral by yankeedog by yankeedog


Photography



First Place

Doctrine of a Photographer by aircrash by aircrash

Second Place

by mariusbudu

Third Place

Art of Threes - Measuring Tape by concept2 by concept2

Pixel Art



First Place

:bigthumb2556791: by gas13

Second Place

DA 3rd BDay Bash - Pixelled by rhysd by rhysd

Third Place

:bigthumb2526575: by luigihann


Poetry



First Place

3s a crowd by chaian by chaian

Second Place

Three Stages Of ManIn the beginging you must learn when newborn,
even if you have knowledge of past regressions,
From child to teen and in near adulthood,
you have much to learn in these years lessons,
Youthful lack of understanding leads to exploring,
and an underlining case of experienced learning,
All the while you age at rate to show you being,
has evolved through trials and error before reaching,
The hear and now where experience learned is shown,
now an adult not a child memories of the past,
Lays foundation to that which will be reaped and sown,
either in error or just whichever be the case,
Your work is evident of what you keep as you grow,
marking through each years that special date,
on the calendar to remind all your coming into the world,
As you continue to move foward everything changes,
endings come into being and loss is key,
For though you pass on your experience of life youth,
answering a call not many willingly will choose,
And you physically being to wither away,
as the sun rises and
by 4got10

Third Place

Three Doesnt Work by missionverdana by missionverdana


Prose



First Place

:bigthumb2534147: by woxul5

Second Place

:bigthumb2628132: by AngelaSasser


Wallpaper



First Place

DAv3 - Everything evolves by zodiac-gemini by zodiac-gemini

Second Place

Yuenqi vs Fella by yuenqi by yuengi

Third Place

DA - The Art by randomsurprise by randomsurprise

Congratulations to the winners, you will be contacted by Moonbeam13 about your prizes.






Random silliness

Fri Apr 28, 2006, 3:54 AM
:community:

If you aren't checking the gallery pages everyday you're missing out on great news items written by members of the community and the incredible Artist Relations Staff:

Photography , Traditional Art , Digital Art , Poetry , Prose , Designs & Interfaces , Flash</b> , Wallpaper , Skins & Themes , Icons , Artisan Crafts , Visualizations , Pixel Art , Nude Photography , Fetish Photography , Stock Photography , Resources

_______






So I realized I'd been tagged by people on some of these things.. months ago.. oops.  It wasn't that I didn't want to do them I just got..really overwhelmed elsewhere :)

So there's no way I'm responding to the 6 I think I've missed so I'll do this one:


Rules:
The 1st player of this "game" starts with the topic "6 weird habits/things about yourself" and people who get tagged need to write a journal about their 6 weird habits/things as well as state this rule clearly.

In the end, you need to choose the next 6 people to be tagged and list their names.
Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you are tagged" in their devpage comments and tell them to read yours.
+++

1. I can't walk up stairs with someone behind me. I have no idea why it just freaks me right out.

2. I have OCD, I do everything in a very methodical fashion. For example.. If I go grocery shopping I have a path i have to take. If I forget something I have to complete the circuit before starting again to get what I missed.

3. Every joint in my body is double jointed.

4. I sleep 15-20 hours a week and have for many years.

5. I touch the end of my nose repetedly when I'm deep in thought or trying to work out a problem.

6. I put hot sauce on my popcorn


I'm going to actually tag people! granted given my ability to respond they probably won't do it just out of spite :P

Ghouldaddy , dxd , Thunderstatement , Tachy-on , zilla774 , hexentanz

:heart: :community:







I'm Here for the Long Term by realitysquared I Support Policy by realitysquared# Help
Behind the lens Support The "Evil Penis" by arachnid15 Community supporter stamp by deviantStamps
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AR Newsletter





:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Hello!


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!


:bulletred: New contests are popping up all over the place!!! Pay attention to the the <a href=contests.deviantart.com/> contests gallery maybe something will appeal to you!

:bulletred: MinorKey ‘s real life has decided to reclaim him but he has been awesome enough to stick around to beat the new gallery director into submission.. er.. train.. yes train the new person.  Who is this new person you ask? Patience.. you’ll see ;)  I thank MinorKey for his dedication and efforts to the prose gallery in his time here.  He will be missed but we wish him luck with his future :heart:

:bulletred: Please, please pleaaaaaaaaaaaaase stop sending me daily deviation suggestions.  I don’t select them and it’s causing an awful clutter in my inbox.  Please check out <a href=help.deviantart.com/18/> FAQ:18 for the proper people to send these too!

:bulletred: The Art of 3s results will be posted by May 1st.  Yay!

:bulletred: I mentioned the new feature we would be starting and there have been a few speed bumps but “Treasures from the Past” will come out sometime in May.

:bulletred: Most of the core staff have hosted a featuredchat on dAmn except for me.  I’m not hiding, I just didn’t think this was something anyone would be interested in.  Recent notes and emails would suggest otherwise, but you let me know if this is something you want.  No throwing things.. I’m sensitive!

:bulletred: Miss an edition of the newsletter or want to find someone in Artist Relations? Check out My journal where I store all of this information for your viewing pleasure.
                                  
:bulletred: 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 artsitrelations by zilla774



The Key System


As you can see at the very bottom there is 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 address them. Neat, huh?





:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


It's contest madness in the photography gallery. There are many different ways to prove your photographic acumen. Have a laugh at the LOL Contest, which wraps up at the end of the month. Seek nirvana with the Hidden Paradise contest. Stroke the Fluffy Contest. Isn't it soft? Stretch your horizons with the Panorama Competition. Get out your camera and join the hunt for prizes.

There's tons of other news on the photography page, much of it contributed by users like yourself. If you're not checking it daily, you're probably missing out. If you want to develop your own news feature, talk to superkev or hesitation and we'll get your news career underway.

Gallery Highlights:
Our world is a holy place...
escape
192
Staring, pt.II


:icongarrit: deviantART » Photography » Animal, Plants & Nature
garrit


The deviantART Animals, Plants and Nature Contest 2006 will start soon. Stay tuned for upcoming information.


:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


There really has been some great artistic nude deviations submitted in the past two weeks. Some of them are from well known and popular deviants who are continuing to dazzle (hehe I just needed to say that word :giggle:) the dA artistic nude community. Others have been from newer deviants who have joined in the last two or three months, some great examples of their deviations are:

Gallery Highlights:
untitled
Softshell
Sublime Elena
Timeless Nude


:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish
serpentinekiss


An interview has just been posted with the wonderful photographer earthtorachel . It gives us an insight into the way that she works and the thought processes behind her shoots.

To see the Interview go here


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


The stock gallery is still waiting on some changes before Phase One of the new category structure can be considered complete. Thanks to all who have started moving their pictures to the new categories, your effort and support are truly appreciated.

One of the by products of a new category structure is it gives opportunity to weed out all the ‘bad stock’ that has accumulated over the years that has resulted in people thinking that pictures posted in the Stock Galley are less than art. Bad Stock would be considered 1000 pictures of someone making the same face while in their bathroom using a webcam OR posting snapshots of their silly friends at some party, OR doodles of some ½ human ½ raccoon thing with fangs dripping green blood.

I invite any good artist with good, high res, sharp, useable images to consider posting in the Stock Art Galley and see how many people appreciate it.

That would be considered Good Stock


:iconaeires: deviantART » Digital Art
Aeires


I am working on a good amount of help tickets/requests, mostly dealing with gallery adjustments.  Nothing to report at this time but a lot is in work that I'm hoping to have completed soon.  I am also expanding the news features so that more art mediums can get some coverage.  It's a growing process so keep an eye out for what's new and what gets posted regularly, there are some great pieces of art that get shared every week in the news features, some of it might be yours or an artist you might want to watch.

I currently have a lot of suggestions for Daily Deviations.  Please be patient if you've sent me a note.

Gallery highlights:
Eternal Transcendence
Solo
Untitled III


:iconrocksicle: deviantART » Icons
rocksicle


Hey guys. Just wanted to give everyone a quick reminder that Gallery Directors, myself included, generally don't like to give a Daily Deviation to someone who's been given one before. They've already had their 15 minutes and there's always someone else equally worthy who hasn't been featured.

So, if you make a suggestion to us of a possible Daily Deviation, it bears well to check first that the deviant in question hasn't already got one. You can do this by going to their gallery and clicking on the Daily Deviations tab at the top; this will show you if they've been featured before. If it's blank then you're good to go, otherwise hold back unless you're really sure this is something special or different from what they've done before.

For those that are interested, I survived my charity hitchhike across Europe with minimal loss of limb. You can read a little about what happened in my journal.


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal


The 321 Skin Contest is coming along very nicely; you can see the entries here, and the word on the grapevine is that there are lots more entries in development! I can't wait! Also, work on a new group that will promote skinning, is now underway. Easel and I are getting things started, and we'll subsequently get around to contacting skinners to provide tutorials and resources, as well as participate in group collaborations and whatnot. If anyone is interested in pitching in, please send me a note, and I'll get back to you when we're ready to go live. I'll keep y'all posted. Cheerio!

Gallery Highlights:
Green Dimension v.2


:iconbornghost: deviantART » Designs & Interfaces
bornghost


Well, the Trews Design contest is coming along wonderfully. There are quite possibly 2 more big design contests coming up as well, so keep an eye out for them. Seems like everybody needs something designed these days, and that's awesome!

If you're wondering where the DDs have been, well I have an answer. I'm lining up a month's worth (i.e. 15, cause I go every other day) DDs for the month of May from all the notes i've received (unless some aren't good, then i'll find something to replace them). So keep an eye out for those, and hopefully I can make somebody's day.

That's all for now. Keep designing!

:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


Multi Monitor Mayhem Winners!

The winners of the competition are here! Congratulations to the following people:

FIRST PLACE
long distance love by joulee
long distance love by joulee
Who wins 2 years of subscription!

SECOND PLACE
The Ball Room by Isilmetriel
The Ball Room by Isilmetriel
Who wins a years subscription!

THIRD PLACE
Raise Your Horizons III by SPEARdesign
Raise Your Horizons III by SPEARdesign
Who wins a 6 month subscription!

View the news article <a href=news.deviantart.com/article/20…>here

Thank you to everyone involved. All who submitted entries and to the judges for their valuable input. The standard was very high for this especially considering this is the first wallpaper competition in a very long time. Rest assured there will be new and exciting competitions just around the corner!

Finally a special thanks to reviver who was the original suggester of the competition. Way to go bud!


:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


The DIGITAL ART > DOLLS section is still being formulated (just a few kinks to smooth). By the time the next AR Newsletter hits news in a couple weeks, everything should be wrapped up and, if everything goes as smoothly as my imagination tends to believe it will, those who wish will be able to submit into it by then!

Thank you again to those who posted their suggestions and know-how. I give you the benefit of the doubt that everything is being considered.

Which leads me to the promised contest for the wee gallery icon for the new Doll section: keep an eye out on my journal and/or the news and, within the following days, you'll see an official article. If you're anxious to get started though, feel free to do so since the rules are not going to come as a shock: 16x16 pixel piece in .gif format, transparent background, if applicable. And it goes without saying -- but like to say it anyway! – it must adequately illustrate the Doll section.


Gallery Highlights:
Medieval house
bunnies redone
Dragon portrait
Froggies


:iconage2003: deviantART » Flash
Age2003


Hold tight guys n gals, something's coming your way! :excited:

I've had a lapse in Flash Daily Deviations over the last two weeks so i want you people to keep your eyes out for great Flash. All you have to do is send me a note remember...provided you've read these guidelines of course. :)

And if you want to get help with an animation or chat about practically every aspect of Flash then you should stop by in #Flashers. There's plenty of cool people in there to help you out from animators and scriptors to voiceactors and designers. And of course  the resident Flashbot.

Well thats it for now. As i've said before there's more coming your way very soon and i don't just mean a competition. =P


:iconsmashmethod: deviantART » Digital Art » 3-Dimensional Art
smashmethod


Well, all seems to be running well in the 3D gallery.  I'm happy to report once again that the amount of mis-categorizations in the gallery are low to almost non-existent.  So keep on doing what you've been doing, everything is running smoothly.  Also, keep those fantastic DD recommendations rolling in, I read and appreciate all of them.  If there's a stint that seems like multiple picks in a row without a suggestion, it's because I pick my DD's in clumps every week or so, so that I don't forget one accidentally.

In other news, the "3D Makes Me..." contest has come to an end, and judging has begun.  I must say it has been a hard contest to judge, with many great submissions.  With any luck the results will be posted as soon as possible, so we can see just who won the great prizes offered to us from our good friends over at Daz3D. So keep your eyes on the news, the winners will be posted soon, and keep those great submissions coming.  On a personal note, I've been rather impressed by the submissions to the Terrestrial vehicles category as of recent.  You guys just keep getting better and better.


:iconbleedsopretty: deviantART » Resources
bleedsopretty


Our Great Easter Egg Decorating Challenge contest is still going on. It ends on May 10th so you still have time if you want to enter.

There are some really awesome entries already, you guys should check them out!

Contest Entries
Contest Article


:iconde-profundis: deviantART » Traditional Art
De-Profundis


The <a href=news.deviantart.com/article/20…> From Trash to Treasure contest has officially begun! Good luck and get creating.


:iconcoshdaddy: deviantART » Poetry and Prose
coshdaddy


April is poetry month, so we've decided to end it with a bang. There's going to be a lot coming up in the next week. That's because this week is deviantART Poetry Writing Week (dAPoWriWe for short).

Keep your eye on the writer's forum and the Poetry and Prose front pages for more info when the week begins. Watch out for news, contests and more.


:iconyathosho: deviantART » Visualizations
yathosho


Despite the popularity of nuskool media-players like iTunes, the Winamp community is not only backed up by a huge skinning community but also by very gifted creators of visuals.

For this newsletter I picked two packs from relatively new artists to the scene and a learning-by-doing pack for those interested in creating their own presets.

Gallery Highlights:
Vis Comica
D.I.Y
BEHOLD





Thanks for reading this update. We look forward to reading your feedback and to answering your comments and suggestions in our next update.

To direct your comments towards the right gallery director, optionally prefix your comments with the following acronyms:

PREFIX LEGEND
AR:for Artist Relations
PH:for Photography
AN:for Photography > Artistic Nudes
FP:for Photography > Fetish
SP:for Stock Photos
DA:for Digital Art
3D:for Digital Art -> 3 Dimensional Art
AA:for Digital Art > Anthro
DF:for Digital Art > Digital Fantasy
PM:for Digital Art -> Photomanipulation
PA:for Digital Art > Pixel Art
ANI:for Anime
AC:for Artisan Crafts
COM:for Comics and Cartooons
CON:for Contests
DI:for Designs & Interfaces
FL:for Flash
ICN:for Icons
POE:for Poetry
PRS:for Prose
ST:for Skins & Themes
TA:for Traditional Art
VP:for Visualization Presets
WP:for Wallpaper
RES:for Resources
FR:for Fractal Art







Warning: Can contain Mature Content
Every other week, Gallery Directors will select 5 of their favorite prints that meet a particular theme. Our goal is to help artists get a little more exposure, give some inspiration to people looking for ideas, and to have a little fun.

All selections must fit the theme of the week and be available as prints. While Gallery Directors may make selections from within their respected galleries, they are not restricted to them and may deviate.

We will announce future themes by a week or two in advance to give everyone the opportunity to be creative and submit themed deviations to their galleries, however, this is not a contest, there are no prizes, and this is not a replacement for the Daily Deviation. The GD5 Theme Scene is just a gallery of favorites selected by our Gallery Directors that are based on a particular theme.

Check them out!
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:pointr: Week 9: Positive and Negative

Rainbow joy happy

Sanguine effervescent life

The cup is half full

-

Oh woe, woe is me

Emo kiddies so-so sad

The cup half empty

:iconsmashmethod:3-D Art Gallery Director smashmethod's Picks
:bigshop297062: :bigshop287398: :bigshop289362:
:bigshop287451: :bigshop273229:


:iconzilla774:Wallpaper Gallery Director zilla774's Picks
:bigshop211889: :bigshop131198: :bigshop300244:
:bigshop248121: :bigshop195628:


:iconrocksicle:Icon Gallery Director rocksicle's Picks
:bigshop271512: :bigshop165037: :bigshop12154:
:bigshop249435: :bigshop67522:


:iconradiopooh:Stock Photography Gallery Director radioPooh's Picks
:bigshop144957: :bigshop5802: :bigshop101676:
:bigshop156970: :bigshop187922:



:iconserpentinekiss: Fetish Photography Gallery Director serpentinekiss' Picks
:bigshop179678: :bigshop274141: :bigshop263837:
:bigshop135983: :bigshop177413:



:iconmoonbeam13: Director, Artist Relations Moonbeam13's Picks
:bigshop77890: :bigshop22476: :bigshop121442:
:bigshop79522: :bigshop95841:




WEEK 10: Tears and Fears

Previous Features:

:bulletred: Week 1: Fruit and Candy
:bulletred: Week 2: Conflict and Chaos
:bulletred: Week 3: Sword and Sorcery
:bulletred: Week 4: Hot and Cold
:bulletred: Week 5: Heart and Soul
:bulletred: Week 6: Man and Machine
:bulletred: Week 7: Stars and Stripes
:bulletred: Week 8: Natural and Artificial

             

AR Newsletter





:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Hello!


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!

:bulletred: All submissions in the old Art of Three category have now been moved to the new category in the hopes that we can finally clear this up.  Big thanks to Thunderstatement for moving the majority of the deviations :love:

:bulletred: Please do not send Daily Deviation suggestions to me.  I *very* rarely select them and you’re far better off address the appropriate gallery director.  If you don’t know who that is please consult FAQ #18

:bulletred: REMINDER (I keep getting helpdesk tickets about this.)   The restructuring of the Stock Gallery is complete but it looks a little messy.  IT will be moving male, female and groups to the model category but it won't affect anyone who wants to begin moving their art around now.

:bulletred: Known Bug -> When I create new categories it takes a while for them to show up under the browse menu but it will show up.  Please don’t send in helpdesk tickets for this, we are aware, it’s on that list ;)

:bulletred: We will be starting a new feature called “Treasures from the Past” that will highlight deviations submitted prior to 2004, should be interesting to clear the dust from some forgotten pieces! This was a suggestion from Rubycored. See? I listen I swear.

:bulletred: Miss an edition of the newsletter or want to find someone in Artist Relations? Check out My journal where I store all of this information for your viewing pleasure.
                                  
:bulletred: 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 artsitrelations by zilla774

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. Neat, huh?




:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


Just a reminder: photos of dead animals are not allowed in the photography gallery. This type of photo is a violation of deviantART policy and will be removed. Please do not post photos of dead animals.

In much lighter news, the LOL Photography Contest has begun. Get your entries into the LOL Contest category and you'll be eligible to win some cool secret prizes courtesy of the Lomographic Society.

The Hidden Paradise Photo Contest is also on the go. Show us your paradise and score some wicked camera gear.


Gallery Highlights:
847545738
a wish of weredream
Street
+ KELSEY JADE NEWETT +



:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


Life goes on as usual for the Artistic Nude sub-cat. Some of you have
probably noticed some recent news articles posted in the photography
section by wolfskin featuring artistic nudes with male models. It
seems that he also has a good eye for selecting, suggesting and doing
write-ups for artistic nude Daily Deviations with male models.  Assuming this continues, we will hopefully see the disparity between female and male nude models in DD's reduced with at least one male nude featured each week. Fingers crossed :)


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


Is that

Stock Art RULES  *doing the sign of the horn and yelling like a he was at a Manson Concert

Or

Stock ART Rules * said in his mono boring history teacher voice

Actually I wanted to mention that it’s important to obey the wishes of the Artist that post in Stock Art ..

Most are pretty basic but they are left up to the individual artist so
it’s important to read and obey them to the letter of their law

Stock Artist trust the Artist that use them (in advance I might add)

And the wonderful thing is  - It works

I’m telling you

That’s what community is About

*hits heart twice with fist and gives a peace sign


  :iconnighty: deviantART » Digital Art » Photomanipulation
nighty


I just want to talk about some guidelines that you should keep in mind
when submitting to the Photomanipulation Gallery.

1. Photomanip or Photography:

The first question should be : is your piece really a photomanip ? or does your submission belong in the Photography or Photography > Darkroom category ? Here are some guidelines/tips on how to decide which category your piece belongs in :

In general the following rule applies. If you could do the changes in a traditional darkroom then your piece belongs in the Photography > Darkroom gallery. This means changes like, contrast, cropping your image, converting a color image to black & white, color dodging and burning, color toning, etc. - adding a border and/or text to your photo, doesn't make it a photomanip. Your piece should still be in the Photography section.



2. Usage of stock images:

We all like to use stock from different sources, when we can't take the pictures ourselves, or look for something special. Please add the sources you used to your description, and check that the used stock doesn't violate copyrights or Deviantart Policy. Pictures of celebrities, screen-caps or photos from artists from which you don't have permission shouldn't be used in your deviations, they violate copyright.


3. Dark and Macabre/Horror ?

As stated in the last news feature, there is now a new Dark category. This should make things easier when you want to find the right place for a moody piece. Only pieces that portray death and decay instilling a feeling of intense, painful feeling of repugnance and fear should be placed in the Macabre/Horror gallery.



And as always : If you have questions, suggestions, DD suggestions, or need help regarding the Photomanipulation Gallery, please feel free to note me.

:iconaeires: deviantART » Digital Art
Aeires


General Digital

Overall the digital galleries are in great shape.  I would like to take  this time and address two of the bigger sections that need a little help though.  The first is anime artwork.  I love anime.  Always have, most likely always will.  Each week I see great anime images posted from a variety of artists.  Some bring back fond memories when I was in school, watching Star Blazers and Battle of the Planets. That's old school, now I'm hooked on Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Blue Gender, and EVA, so going through the anime galleries is a pleasure for me.  However, it saddens me when I see images that were created from other people's works.  If you didn't create the image yourself, please don't post it.   Unfortunately, if an image is posted that wasn't created completely by the owner; it must be deleted because it belongs to someone else who originally created it.  We have a wealth of great tutorials to help people with anime artwork, so if you need help creating anime art, it's available.  You can also post questions in the gallery forums asking for specific help with techniques, programs, and similar topics.

The other thing I've noticed a lot this week is fan art being posted improperly.  Fan art is a tricky subject because if an anime image is created of a popular anime series, at first glance it seems like it should be posted to the anime gallery.  After all, it's anime, right?  Well, to help the artists who create original anime characters, the fan art sections help divide new works from anime series that already exist. If someone created the character first, and you make your own version because you love the series, that's fan art.  Same goes for comic books, movies, games, and neo-pets.  Batman, Sonic the Hedgehog, Inu Yasha, Naruto, and even Aisha the neo pet are all great examples of fan art.  Each is very popular, but not original works if you make your own image of them. If you create a piece of art of someone else's character, please read the fan art sections to see which gallery it should be posted to.

On the bright side, if an image is posted to the wrong gallery, it is not deleted.  Seems like a lot of people think that, but it's not true. The only images that get deleted are ones that violate policy.  People are human and we all make mistakes from time to time.  There is no need to delete an image just because it's posted to the wrong gallery.  We admins do handle reports when people report the image for being in the wrong gallery.  If possible, the image is placed in the proper gallery.  Unfortunately, when there are hundreds of mis-categorized images (miscats), it takes away from our other duties to move them all.  Time spent writing news features, looking for images for daily deviations, and images to feature so that artists can get more recognition for their work gets used up because of the time required to fix miscats.  The simple and quick way is to send them to scraps.  If an image of yours is sent to scraps, it's usually because it was posted in the wrong gallery.  You have every right to move it to the proper gallery after that, and it's encouraged that you do so that your art can be seen by people wanting to see that type of artwork.  Posting images in the proper gallery helps everyone in the long run.  With over 20 million images, it would be a madhouse if we didn't keep track of all these things.  Please take an extra minute or two and read the gallery descriptions so that your art is being seen by the right people because it's where it should be.

On a similar topic,  Gallery Hopping had its second installment posted last week.  The goal is to cover every single digital gallery, giving some insight into the gallery, its gallery description, and some new and old art from that gallery so that everyone can see what it's all about.  I'm trying to post a new gallery every week so keep an eye out for the news features.  Some great features are posted every week, check them out, your art might even be in some of them.

Gallery highlights:

Never Let Go
Marie
Land of Legend


:icongatekeeper501: deviantART » Comics and Cartoons
gatekeeper501


-Asher’s Corner-in-Comics.

Starting and Understanding a ‘web-comic’ ::

Now, a lot of people have dreamed of having a web-comic, some have tried and given up, some have done a few for fun. But the one thing that makes a web-comic really standout is its difference to printed comics. Web-comics are sadly much less profitable – I can almost guarantee 99% of web-comics are done at a loss. So if your looking to get rich quick scheme, your barking up the wrong tree. A webcomic would be more a labor of love then a business investment.

But now that I have rained on your parade, I can discuss how to start a web-comic … Come-on! Read the rest, that was the only bad news!

Stable Drawing Style</b - The only skill you really need is consistency, readers really don't like a character that looks different from panel to panel (unless they are a shape shifter or something!)

Three things you will need to start a web-comic, sadly the thing you need the least is the actual webcomic. First is ‘Domain Name’ second is ‘Hosting’ and third is ‘Your Comic’. Or you can go with a webcomic
provider.

Domain - You might want to pick the title of your comic, if you are thinking you might want to pan out into other comics/idea’s and such, pick a name concerning the genre or if you must create a ‘studio’ name. In any case, don’t pick something that has nothing to do with the comic and for the love of all things worshiped – DON’T USE YOUR NAME! Its so tacky. (Unless your name is the title of the comic! Oddly...)

Hosting – Hosting isn't hard to get, you can simply type it in any search engine and find millions of hosting providers. You can also use of course DeviantART to host your work and with constant improvements here at DeviantART, artwork is getting displayed in new and better ways!

Website – Is this really that hard?! Yeah, that’s easy right? Not really, unless you already have a bit of back ground in web design, or basic dabbling you might be in a bit of the dark. Luckily Narfmaster found Comic Update Script for PHP to use for an easy start up webdesign method. If you have problems installing or if you want a custom layout you can usually either find a helpful hand at our local programming forums. Or if that doesn’t work you can hire someone from our job offers forum (For PAYING posts).

Printed Comics News

If your a Marvel fan, one of my favorite comics just hit the shelves! If you've been following 'Annihilation', you'll be pleased to hear that 'Nova #1' has recently been released. If you like a tragic story, destruction of worlds, a single hero vs. incredible odds, then this is your style. (And if you get the comic before I do, don't tell me anything!)

Written by Andy Lanning & DAN ABNETT
Penciled by Kev Walker
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP [$2.99]

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:iconrocksicle: deviantART » Icons
rocksicle


Hey, gang! It's halfliquid here. rocksicle could not make his regularly scheduled update today since he's currently trecking in an unknown location (OK -- we know he's somewhere in Europe on his way to Latvia now, but we can't pinpoint!) on an amazing cause known as the Bummit 2 the Baltic. Students in his University, along with himself, are on a hitchhiking trip to collect for three deserving charities: Children Our Future, The Poppy Project and the Rainforest Concern.

If you head on over to his journal you can read on to find out more about the Bummit 2 the Baltic and learn how you can sponsor rocksicle! Any generosity on your part will help by leaps and bounds for this most worthy of causes.

PS: Linking to his journal in your own would be quite appreciative as well. Please help us spread the word!

:thanks:

Gallery Highlights (selected by halfliquid ):
Nemesis II IP
:BuyMyPrints:
Avatar – Cookie Love

:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal


Well, I've finally managed to get my monthly contest off the ground. 321 is now live! I'm looking to find some more intriguing prizes to offer, though. We've got lots more contests in mind.

Also, just so you know, the Vista bug is back. I wish skinners would just get over everything Aero/ Panther/ Safari/ Vista /Mac /Glass /Longhorn /Tiger/ Graphite/ Aqua, or at least let up for a bit. Lets see some originality, people!
     
I want to try and start a group that will offer tips to budding skinners on how to improve their quality of work. So, if you are an experienced skinner and are reading this, please get in touch with me to learn more about this initiative. For now, it'll be in the form of a group on DA. We'll have chats, journal features and more. Bring your own talent, support and Cocum juice!

Gallery Highlights:
technolize winamp
<a href=www.deviantart.com/view/312512… “>Black Box </a>


:iconbornghost: deviantART » Designs & Interfaces
bornghost


Not much going on in the Designs & Interfaces gallery at the moment. A few DDs here and there is all i've been able to pull together recently due to personal issues outside of dA. Also, CyniSteve brought a bug on the Tattoo Design gallery to my attention last night and we will work on getting it fixed soon so the Daily Favorites will show up properly.

In regards to contests, well... You'll see. ;)


:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


Wallpaper Gallery

Multi Monitor Mayhem Competition is now Closed

That's right, the judging is in progress and the winners will be announced very soon! Watch this space!

Suggesting Daily Deviations

What do you mean you didn't know you could suggest Daily Deviations? Really? You didn't? ok! Let's give a heads up on how to suggest wallpapers for inclusion in the Daily Deviation Feature!

1) you know that really neat wallpaper you saw a while back? Yeah that one, the really cool one, well, go grab the link and open it

2) Now it's open, let's check that it meets the gallery requirements. Is it at least 1024x768 or larger? yep? Is it by someone other than yourself? What, you knew you couldn't suggestion your own, ok ok, but you would be surprised how many don't.... I know, shocking...

3) In your message center, open a new note to me!

4) In the subject header put: 'DD Suggestion'. For some reason if you put anything else like: 'OMGBBQ!!! R3alLY 1337 w4lLp4p3r!!!!!11!' it won't appear in my inbox and it'll never be featured... wierd huh? Must be a bug.

5) Paste the link into the note.

6) The final ingredient - Each and every feature needs a description, without one the wallpaper will not be featured. But don't panic, it
doesn't need to be War and Peace! It's easy to write this description really, just tell me why you fell in love with the piece in the first place.

7) Click 'Send note'

8) I open the note, realise the piece is a work of genius and add the deviation to the Daily Deviation rota and it appears on the front page. Fame and fortune are sure to follow!

Easy huh! So get going and start suggesting all that cool Wallpaper artwork. You can make a difference to the gallery by helping to promote all the really neat works.

Until next time, stay frosty!

:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


We got plenty of opinions and expertise for the in-the-works Doll section. Ask and I shall receive, eh? Thank you kindly! It's going to be a tremendous help as I  finalize the sections and descriptions in the upcoming week.

With that said, setstage brought up the fact that this new Doll gallery will be needing it's own little 16x16 gallery icon. And right he is! So I'll be sure to stage a little contest for that as well in the upcoming days.

As always, if you spot any cool pixel art, drop me a note, will 'yah?

:P

PS: Please, support the cause! rocksicle needs your help!


Gallery Highlights:
Iron_Smasher
Autumn Fairy
Messenger Pixel  Raccon


:iconage2003: deviantART » Flash
Age2003


Hey all,

Gallery moderation is going well and i've got to say a huge thank you for the Daily Deviation suggestions. You guys have sent me some really awesome ones over the last two weeks - very impressive. Please keep them coming my way.

Keep an eye out for more news on that Flash competition i mentioned 2 weeks back. I think you'll be rather pleased and excited like i am :)

Speaking of competitions, squeakytoad's "Animator Idol" is into it's second stage now as the deadline for your auditions was yesterday. In a few days the successful competitors will be announced in mine and his journals and the second challenge will be set. Many thanks to all those who enter the contest and i hope you get it.

Have a great easter all!
:peace:

:iconsmashmethod: deviantART » Digital Art » 3-Dimensional Art
smashmethod


Well, the items of most mention for today's newsletter would have to be about the "3D Makes Me..." contest, which is in full swing.  For those of you not familiar with this contest, you can click here to go to the official news article, to read up on contest guidelines, and prize information.  For those of you who have already entered the contest, I'd like to thank you for your submissions, I've been looking over the entries so far, and there have been a lot of good entires; you're going to make judging this thing hard on all of us.  Also, let it be known that you may enter the contest more than once, if you so wish. Just be sure to get your entires in by the 13th of April, so they can be eligible for judging.

As far as the rest of the gallery goes, keep sending me any questions you may have, and we'll try and resolve them as quickly as possible. And finally, one last word about DD suggestions.  Please make sure the person you're suggesting doesn't already have multiple DD's (the 3 or 4+ range), or didn't just get one in the last month of so.  I've been getting quite a bit of repeat DD suggestions, for artists who may have just had a DD within the week, even.  And though it's near impossible to respond to the tons of DD suggestions you're sending in, be sure I do read, and review everyone that comes in.  If I DD something you suggest, I try and respond back telling you so.

With all that said, keep on submitting quality submissions, and we'll gladly keep looking at them... thanks.

:iconbleedsopretty: deviantART » Resources
bleedsopretty


Resources

I have my ALMOST final draft for the new tutorial category list done. I want to hear your opinions! :) So give me some feedback. I want to know if there is anything that should be changed or added. Let me know if you can think of more popular applications I should add for each of the digital art subcategories.

Tutorials

+++Flash
+++Photography
+++Artisan Crafts
+++Writing
+++Traditional Art
-------Painting
-------Drawing
-------Miscellaneous
+++Digital Art
--Fractal Art
--Drawing//Painting//Airbrushing
-------Photoshop
-------Corel Painter
-------Paint Shop Pro
-------The Gimp
-------Open Canvas
-------Miscellaneous
--Photomanipulation
-------Photoshop
-------Paint Shop Pro
-------The Gimp
-------Miscellaneous
--Pixel Art
-------MS Paint
-------Photoshop
-------Paint Shop Pro
-------The Gimp
-------Miscellaneous
--Vector Art
-------Freehand
-------Illustrator
-------Photoshop
-------Corel Draw
-------Miscellaneous
--3D Art
-------Maya
-------3D Studiomax
-------Blender
-------Bryce
-------Cinema 4D
-------Lightwave
-------Poser
-------Softimage
-------Miscellaneous
--Miscellaneous
+++Web Design
-------Dreamweaver
-------HTML//CSS//Scripting
-------Miscellaneous
+++Application Reference
-------Photoshop
-------Paint Shop Pro
-------Illustrator
-------Corel Draw
-------Open Canvas
-------Cinema 4D
-------3D Studiomax
-------Poser
-------Apophysis
-------The Gimp
-------Miscellaneous
+++Non-Art
-------Food + Drink
-------Miscellaneous

Send me some DD suggestions! :)

___Daily Deviation Guidelines

_Do NOT suggest your own artwork

_Only suggest things from the Resources gallery

_It has to have less than 50 favourites. I want to give non-popular artists a chance to get some time in the spotlight

_It must not contain anything that is copyrighted![movie/celeb/game/cartoon images, for example]

_Send me a note and put "DD suggestions" in the subject line. Include a description of why you think it deserves to get a Daily Deviation


:iconde-profundis: deviantART » Traditional Art
De-Profundis


A traditional art contest revolving around Earth Day is on the way! Stay tuned.


:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


Hiya everyone from Artisan Crafts!. The Great Plushie Contest Winners have been announced! Also check out the newest Strange But True feature. I have also posted a list of Tutorials compiled by Myana that relate to Artisan Crafts.

The newest feature? Artisan Crafts Prints Artists. Check them out, and their awesome prints! This month I feature Tomazz and his beautiful Culinary Art prints.

As many have noticed, the Miscellaneous section of Artisan Crafts has been closed due to abuse of the section. It will not be opened until the abuse has been cleared and I can be assured it will not happen again. It is very possible this will be a permanent change.

Gallery Highlight:
Bobcat 4


:iconcoshdaddy: deviantART » Poetry and Prose
coshdaddy


We're always receiving requests for changes to the poetry/prose categories, and we take the time to read and evaluate all suggested changes. Not all of these will make it in, but we decided that the Other category for Experimental Poetry was a worthy pick. So, if you happen to have an experimental poem that doesn't fit into the categories that we've presented, you've got another option.

However, that being said, there is a known error with the Browse feature that does not allow you to look in that specific category using the Quick Browse drop-down menu. We're working on this, and it should be resolved soon. Don't panic.

As well, the latest contest from the Literature Gallery Update is almost coming to a close. You have until April 10th to get bananaprincess to laugh through humourous verse poetry, so get cracking.






Thanks for reading this update. We look forward to reading your feedback and to answering your comments and suggestions in our next update.

To direct your comments towards the right gallery director, optionally prefix your comments with the following acronyms:

PREFIX LEGEND
AR:for Artist Relations
PH:for Photography
AN:for Photography > Artistic Nudes
FP:for Photography > Fetish
SP:for Stock Photos
DA:for Digital Art
3D:for Digital Art -> 3 Dimensional Art
AA:for Digital Art > Anthro
DF:for Digital Art > Digital Fantasy
PM:for Digital Art -> Photomanipulation
PA:for Digital Art > Pixel Art
ANI:for Anime
AC:for Artisan Crafts
COM:for Comics and Cartooons
CON:for Contests
DI:for Designs & Interfaces
FL:for Flash
ICN:for Icons
POE:for Poetry
PRS:for Prose
ST:for Skins & Themes
TA:for Traditional Art
VP:for Visualization Presets
WP:for Wallpaper
RES:for Resources
FR:for Fractal Art





Bullet Love

Fri Apr 7, 2006, 3:57 PM
:community:

If you aren't checking the gallery pages everyday you're missing out on great news items written by members of the community and the incredible Artist Relations Staff:

Photography , Traditional Art , Digital Art , Poetry , Prose , Designs & Interfaces , Flash</b> , Wallpaper , Skins & Themes , Icons , Artisan Crafts , Visualizations , Pixel Art , Nude Photography , Fetish Photography , Stock Photography , Resources

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Well I guess there's a lot to update since my last journal so lets get to it!

:bulletred: My time in the spotlight is officially over and thankfully so, it was exhausting running between tv appearances and trying to keep my clients happy and non-affected by the chaos.  The Toronto Sun caught wind of what was going on and decided to run a story on spring cleaning that they interviewed me for.  I'm trying not to let the fame go to my head..

:bulletred: My aunt passed away and the situation was less than stellar.  She's been outside of the family for quite some time.  The only contact she's had has been from my mother and I and the reasons for this are trite as far as I'm concerned and really just boiled down to money.  I found myself deeply disappointed in some of my family members for not being able to drop it and just be family but regardless, she's at peace now, something she hasn't known for quite some time.  :heart:

:bulletred: Would you believe I'm still spring cleaning? I guess this is the clincher.. the second the tv appearances slowed down, the funeral stuff was over with and I was able to catch up on everything here.. boom, sick.  Figures.  But I think I'm above it now and the craziness is past and I can finally get myself back on track. This excites a person with OCD to no end.

:bulletred: Through my massive bouts of insomnia I tend to do things to amuse myself that don't require too much thought, because frankly, after 30 hours with no sleep, you're not that smart.  I currently have a colouring book and a paint by number on the go but more recently I taught myself to knit.  Hah, Stephen is going to have many scarves at this rate!

So that's my quick update! AR is kicking major butt and impressing me everyday.  The newsletter will have more on that :)



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Warning: Can contain Mature Content
Every other week, Gallery Directors will select 5 of their favorite prints that meet a particular theme. Our goal is to help artists get a little more exposure, give some inspiration to people looking for ideas, and to have a little fun.

All selections must fit the theme of the week and be available as prints. While Gallery Directors may make selections from within their respected galleries, they are not restricted to them and may deviate.

We will announce future themes by a week or two in advance to give everyone the opportunity to be creative and submit themed deviations to their galleries, however, this is not a contest, there are no prizes, and this is not a replacement for the Daily Deviation. The GD5 Theme Scene is just a gallery of favorites selected by our Gallery Directors that are based on a particular theme.

Check them out!
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:pointr: Week 8: Natural and Artificial

Baring naked soul

The Emperor has no clothes

Pretense stripped away

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Lack of life, devoid

Pinocchio not a boy

Lifelike without soul


:iconsmashmethod:3-D Art Gallery Director smashmethod's Picks
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:iconradiopooh:Stock Photography Gallery Director radioPooh's Picks
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:iconscottb: Nude Photography Gallery Director scottb's Picks
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:iconzilla774: Wallpaper Gallery Director zilla774's Picks
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:iconmoonbeam13: Director, Artist Relations Moonbeam13's Picks
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WEEK 9: Positive and Negative

Previous Features:

:bulletred: Week 1: Fruit and Candy
:bulletred: Week 2: Conflict and Chaos
:bulletred: Week 3: Sword and Sorcery
:bulletred: Week 4: Hot and Cold
:bulletred: Week 5: Heart and Soul
:bulletred: Week 6: Man and Machine
:bulletred: Week 7: Stars and Stripes

Artisan Crafts: The Great Plushie Contest



Hello everyone!

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The Great Plushie Contest! is over and we have winners!

Ghouldaddy, De-Profundis, pinguino and I have gone through every single one of the entries and were amazed at the show of talent by all, even those who had never made a plushie before!

So the winners are:

First Place


Benji the Bengal Tiger by WhittyKitty by WhittyKitty

Second Place


Shocked and Amazed by sandrabong by sandrabong

Third Place


The Whalcat by sporkychan by sporkychan

Honorable Mention


Toko Kitsune Fox Plush Doll by kaijumama by kaijumama


Prizes will be awarded soon!


Everyone put in superb effort and I really wish everyone could walk away with a bit of something! Thank you all for participating and look forward to more great contests from Artisan Crafts the best gallery ever!!


:heart: Luff
ohnojaylo




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The Art of Threes Contest Wrap-Up...Almost


The Art of Threes Contest was launched on July 11, 2003 and for several reasons was never resolved.. until now.

Now I'm not sure if you've had the pleasure of trying to resolve something so old but let me tell you that the experience is certainly one I'm not likely to forget.  After much begging, pleading and pride swallowing, as well as some generous understanding from 99% of the original contest sponsors.. I have managed to resolve the majority of the prizes.. so let's recap what's for stake here (should you guys do what we need you to do):

:pointr: deviantART Subscription Prizes

Each of the top three (3) selection in each category of the contest will receive a deviantART subscription as well as an opportunity for one of the donated prizes below. Only one (1) prize may be awarded to each deviant, regardless of how many entries they've submitted and in which categories.

:bulletgreen: 1st Place: 1 year deviantART subscription
:bulletgreen: 2nd Place: 3 month deviantART subscription
:bulletgreen: 3rd Place: 1 month deviantART subscription

:pointr: Donated Prizes

These prizes will be awarded after the winners are chosen in each category, and will be up to the discretion of the judges.

:bulletgreen:Alien Skin is donating various Photoshop plugins and a copy of their Image Doctor application
:bulletgreen:Pixels 3D is donating a copy of their PiXELS 3D application
:bulletgreen:E-Frontier is donating a copy of Poser
:bulletgreen:Hoverdesk is giving away five (5) lifetime licenses for HoverDesk
:bulletgreen:StarDock is providing six (6) licenses for ObjectDesk
:bulletgreen:DAZ3D is providing a copy of their Bryce 5.5 application
:bulletgreen:Sybex is donating three (3) copies of their Photoshop for Right-Brainer, the Art of Photomanipulation, 2nd Edition" book

Now here is the connundrum (<-- like that word? me too) A large majority of the people who submitted to the contest have since pulled their submissions out of understandable frustration. However, because of this we cannot judge, nor award prizes based on what is in there.

So here it is folks, the call for re-submissions.  I have created the Art of Threes Resolution category for two weeks, which means the category will close on Saturday April 8th, 2006 11:59PM PST and hopefully we will then have enough to judge.  If we don't then we're going to have to change the way the original contest was laid out because we currently have more prizes than submissions.. heh. I cannot reopen the original category so if you want those deviations considered they must be moved to the new one.

Here's the rub!  The original submission date of the deviation MUST BE BEFORE AUGUST 7TH, 2003 11:59pm PST this is not something you can enter a new deviation into we are resolving the old contest only.

So get those resubmissions in and lets wrap this baby up.

Should you have any questions please note or email me moonbeam13@deviantart.com

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AR Newsletter





:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Hello!


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!

:bulletred: :party: The 15th was ohnojaylo's birthday and the 20th was nighty's , we've decided they deserve the month to celebrate so send them some love!

:bulletred: It is with sadness that I inform you of the resignation of alyn. He made a significant contribution in his time here and he'll be missed.

:bulletred: The restructuring of the Stock Gallery is complete but it looks a little messy.  IT will be moving male, female and groups to the model category but it won't affect anyone who wants to begin moving their art around now.

:bulletred: There were complaints that Mature Content images were showing in people's watchlists in thumbnail format causing them issues at work and school.  We have figured out that those people turned on their filter after the images had appeared in their watch and the Mature content filter is not retroactive.  If you are concerned about these sorts of images you must make sure you clear out your watch list of any Mature Content and then turn on your filter.

:bulletred: We are working on some new categories.. oooh.. ahhh... interested? you should be!

:bulletred: The Art of Threes resolution is ready but we will require some community help, keep an eye out for a forthcoming announcement.

:bulletred:  More contests are on the way!! Watch your galleries folks!

:bulletred: Show us your stance on Internet safety in the new devSAFE 2006 category, get involved!

                                  
:bulletred: 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 artsitrelations by zilla774

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. Neat, huh?




:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


There aren't too many days left to get your entry in for the Show Yourself Photography Contest. The contest closes March 27, so if you haven't submitted yet, go for it! Just submit your creative self portrait to the Show Yourselfcontest category, and you'll be eligible to win some cool prizes, including a new Logitech Quickcam.

Gallery Highlights:
Cold
Embryo
Giant Ferris Wheel



:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


There is often confusion when it comes to what is allowable in the Artistic Nude sub-category of art photography. In this update, I will attempt to explain some of the requirements for submitting deviations to Artistic Nude.

**One challenge when considering the Artistic Nude category for your deviation is choosing between the Artistic Nude, the Glamour or the Fetish galleries because all three of these cats can contain nudity. Fetish are usually fairly easy to pick but Glamour is often difficult to differentiate. Generally we define Glamour type nudes as being more like Playboy, FHM and Ralph magazine style photos. Glamour also covers most swimsuit, lingerie and the like. Because of this we consider most photos of underwear to be glamour - but it really depends on the style and intent of the photo. If the intent is art and it is not a glamour style photograph then it most likely belongs in the Artistic Nude Gallery. This applies equally for photographs of female and male models.

The guideline for deciding if your deviation is Artistic Nude is found during the submission process and is as follows:

"Original and artistic photography of a nude human subject; partially nude, or implied, in an artistic setting or style. Photography should not be manipulated in a digital editor outside the confines of what can be achieved in a classic darkroom or through the use of classic filters. All photographs must be of an actual human. Photographs of a statue, sculpture, drawing or any other artistic or non-artistic representation of a nude human subject must not be submitted in this category. Any non-artistic nude photography, highly digitally manipulated photography, or photography not using the male/female form as the main subject, will be removed without notice. Any photograph where the subject is determined to be under the age of 18 will also be removed without notice."

Other than that there are the lines between scraps and art and the line between pornography and art. Poor quality, non-artistic and low resolution photographs are not allowed in the Artistic Nude gallery - these can only be submitted to scraps. All deviations containing nudity must also comply with the dA Nudity Policy FAQ #23


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


Re-cats and DD’s

Sounds like some sort of beat lingo but in fact are two of the more important jobs a Gallery Director has.

Re-Cats / Re-Categorize

Anytime you report a picture as a section violation it appears on a report that is monitored by all Gallery Directors and one of our responsibilities is to look at the picture and decide where it needs to go in the galleries they tend.

The Stock Art Gallery - wants to focus on high resolution (600 x 600) Art that can be USED by other artist. The Key words being USABLE and ART.

DD – Daily Deviations

Should also be known as Staff Picks

Gallery Directors are allowed to pick one feature a day from their galleries and explain why there are featuring it.I usually feature something suggested to me from people whom take an interest in Stock

A Daily Deviation should be a day of celebration for the Featured Artist and well wishers welcome to comment but anything negative needs to stay away from the party...

If you are in disagreement with my suggestion and feel the strong need to
let me know then please note me with your constructive comments.

....

Thanks as always .. deviantART has continued to be a positive experience
for me because of all of you


  :iconnighty: deviantART » Digital Art » Photomanipulation
nighty


The Photomanipulation Gallery was updated with some new categories to make the submission process easier.

The new categories are :

Abstract:
Photomanipulations submitted to this category should focus on color and/or form to represent the subject. Photorealistic content should not be part of this category. ( Mandalas belong in this category )

Conceptual:
Photomanipulations where the artist's intent is to convey a concept rather than focus on the subject shown.

Humorous:
Photomanipulations indicating or expressing a sense of humor.

Dark:
Photomanipulations which are dark in mood or have an overall melancholy feeling, but don't fit into the Macabre and Horror category.

Emotional:
Photomanipulations with the intent to convey an emotion.

Please update your deviations if you think they fit better in a new category.

If you have any suggestions or questions regarding the Photomanipulation Gallery, please feel free to note me.


:iconaeires: deviantART » Digital Art
Aeires


Text Art

Some time has gone by after revamping the text galleries and the changes have brought a mixed bag to report.  On the good side, the gallery has seen some great use of text in a variety of new ways.  Some of the images make you stop and study them, for both their artistic merits and for the deep statements that are being portrayed through the use of creative word and letter combinations.  It's a great time of change as it feels like a new surge of creativity has been injected into the gallery.  On the flip side, there has been a lot of miscategorized postings.  Since the new galleries have been added, a lot of images that are logos, banners/tags, and some visual poetry images have been posted to the text gallery.  If you are new to text art, or are unsure of the proper gallery, reading the Designs and Interface, as well as the Visual Poetry gallery descriptions is recommended.

Gallery Highlights:
Can you Spot Aids? - Digital


General Digital

While looking through the digital galleries this week, I'm excited by what I see.  The amount of great art I've seen since the last feature is
amazing, can't wait to share some of it.  As far as digital news features goes, this weeks Unburied Treasure should be the best yet.  
Along with that, I am currently working on a new Digital Insights news feature to highlight some tutorials for a different art form this time.

Gallery Highlights:
Elsabeth, Muriel + the Toaster
Nature


Daily Deviations

I will have a personal journal posted this weekend explaining the methods I go through in what I select to feature.  Hopefully this will help people out with their suggestions when they find an image that must be shared with everyone, so if you are dropping in to suggest an image, please read it first.  As a General Digital Director, I have the freedom to feature any type of digital image.  Looking at what has been shared so far, I'd like to expand the type of art that is getting featured from the digital galleries so that all the various types of digital artwork can be featured.  The overwhelming amount of what I feature is noted to me by various deviants so keep sending in those suggestions.


:iconmpsai: deviantART » Comics and Cartoons
MPsai


This is just a big reminder people. The new Comics gallery is only for sequential comic work, single panel work (with a caption or dialogue) and intro pages and comic covers that are part of a comic of which you have at least one page uploaded in your gallery.

This section is not for illustrations and especially not for fanart of superheroes and other trademarked comic book characters. Please keep your illustrations in Cartoons (or in People, Fantasy, or any other section you may feel it is suiting for in the case of more realistic work. Please read the gallery descriptions). And please keep your artwork of Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Wolverine, and any other fan favorites and the like in the Fanart > Cartoons/Comics section.

Please help keep DeviantART organized, and remember, people are more likely to find your artwork if it is in the proper gallery. Deviants and visitors alike browse specific galleries for a reason, because it's what they want to see!

As a second reminder, please keep your Anime images in the Anime section. Come on now we should be over this. There are sections for anime in both Traditional and Digital Art, under both Drawings and Paintings. I know a piece may be fantasy, or sci-fi, or what have you as well, but if you're drawing it Anime/Manga style please keep it in that section. It is a very friendly community, you will be well-recieved there, believe me!

Also remember to keep your Anime fanart in Fanart > Anime/Manga. The Anime sections are for original works and original characters.

In other news, don't forget about my two weekend news features Budding Manga Artists and C & C Sunday, both of which are now viewable in either the Digital Art or Traditional Art news subcategories (or both, depending on what mediums are in the features at the time). C & C Sunday has already reached its 6th edition, and Budding Manga Artists has had roughly 40 installments! You can see Archives of both features in the full view of my journal or by looking through the Anime & Manga news subcategory and the Comics news subcategories respectively.

Look forward to them this weekend... hopefully. I am currently out of the country and so my availability will vary!

:aww: And thats all from me. Happy cartooning!


:iconrocksicle: deviantART » Icons
rocksicle


I've been seeing some great stuff recently from lesser known emoticon and Icon creators on deviantART recently which is fantastic. I love seeing people taking a step back from more common approaches to emoticons (or anything) and going at it their own way.

A small note of caution, I've been seeing few people submitting deviations into the Emoticons category which shouldn't be there. When browsing the category, every deviation in there should ideally be usable in something like a forum or IM client. So if you make a large 500 x 300 animation, even if it includes 'emoticon characters' then it still needs to go in somewhere like Pixel Art or Digital Art. If you need help with this, or anything related to Icons, then don't hesitate to send me a note.

Gallery Highlights:
:sugarhyper:
stabnoes


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal


We're running chaosmuse's innovative Deviantart.com skin contest as of now, and I can't wait to see the winning skins. If you don't know about it, please check out her journal for details. Also, our mega contest has been postponed to some time in April. However, we will still run a regular month-long contest next month, beginning on the 1st. On the artistic front, I've been seeing some interesting work in the gallery of late, a lot of original scripting and design ideas... but alas, a whole bunch of Vista skins again. Furthermore, a lot of skinners, in my opinion, need to work on their detailing skills - their base designs are good, but somewhere along the way, a few mediocre elements show up, and mar the overall design's appeal. I'd love to see some tutorials and pointers, perhaps from some of our more established skinners, on how to remedy this situation. Thats it from me as of now. Keep skinning!

Gallery Highlights:
Titipoco
SoftLight VS

:iconbornghost: deviantART » Designs & Interfaces
bornghost


Sorry about the lack of updates last time, it's been a very busy, awful couple of weeks for me and I couldn't find time to find things to talk about. But this time, I have some stuff to wet your creative whistles.

For the CD designers who have been patiently waiting for the contest myself and rocksicle are planning, know this: It's almost ready. We're rounding third base and heading back to home on the details, prizes, and judges. So look for that contest within the next month or so. Hey, it takes time to get something this big running. ;)

For the web designers, there's also a contest coming up thanks to the needs of wise-ass. I'm thinking about calling it A Wise-Ass Design Contest. It has a nice ring to it. The prizes are nice too. :nod:

And for all those who love Designs & Interfaces but hate to see miscategorized deviations: Report them. I hardly get any reports about miscategorized deviations these days! So let's inform the uninformed, straighten out the crooked, and smack around those who think Designs & Interfaces is a good place for their latest crayon drawing. If we work together, we can do it! :#1:

But how do you do it, you ask? Here's how!

:bulletgreen: While viewing the deviation, scroll down to just below the Description box and just above the comments.
:bulletgreen: Click the "Report Deviation as Policy Violation" button.
:bulletgreen: Select the "Wrong Section" option from the dropdown menu.
:bulletgreen: Write a blurb in the Comments box. Could be a haiku for all I care.
:bulletgreen: Submit it! The next time I work my way through my miscat reports, i'll take care of it!

In regards to DDs, i'd like everyone to keep submitting them. I will feature the ones that are to my taste and usually won't feature more than one piece from a list of deviations in a note.

That's all, folks. Until next time!


:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


Multi Monitor Mayhem Contest

The contest is in it's final week now, so if you are going to submitanything then make sure it's soon! The standard of entries has been extremely high, which will make the judges jobs harder than ever to pickthe winners! :shakefist:

The closing date is 1st April 2006 11:59pm PST

Read more about the contest here: Multi Monitor Mayhem

Category Change

The 'Mac/OSX' wallpaper category was originally intended for Mac resolution wallpapers back when there was a clear difference between Mac and PC sizes. These days that is no longer relevant and the Mac category has been used mainly for Mac themed walls. I have taken the decision, after having several requests via the Wallpaper Forums, to change this category to an OS themed section for both Macs and PCs (and any other OS for that matter). So, Windows themed walls can now be placed in the Mac/PC OS section.

Anime Category

Again, I have to mention the Anime category, as it is still being heavily abused with rips and copyright violations. 90% at least of the submissions to this section have to be removed because of policy violations. If this continues then the CEA Team will be removing the category completely. I'm sure that no one wants this to happen, so please, please, please consider whether what you are submitting is your work to submit BEFORE you submit it.

Wallpaper Features

Want to see great selections of desktops ready chosen for you? Then head over to my latest wallpaper features available here:

Wallpaper News

That's it for now, see you next time for the contest winners!

:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


Things are starting to move along with fixing some of the problems that we have in our homely pixel art galleries. One of which is the fact that doll-makers often had no place to turn to when their pieces incorporated non-pixel art methods (such as blurring and the like).

“Should I put it in pixel art? Should I put it in a miscellaneous section somewhere in digital art? What gives!? What should I do, Mr. Pixel Art Gallery Director Guy?”

Worry about this you shalt no longer because we're making a section devoted entirely for you guys!

I'm asking for any opinions and ideas you may have if you have knowledge in this genre. You can leave nuggets of “K” in this forum thread whose purpose is to gather all that we can before we craft the final section.

Put enough heads together and I figure something good might happen, aye?

:highfive:

On another note I’m sure some of you will be happy to hear about, all section violations that have been reported in the past for the pixel art gallery up until now have been taken care of. Thank you to those that submitted them! You know I loves you.

Gallery Highlights:
The Mighty Boosh
Ranch
Once In A Blue Moon


:iconage2003: deviantART » Flash
Age2003


Hey guys n' gals!

Just a quick update to thanks to those who've given me more feedback recently, thanks to the few that send me DD suggestions (keep them coming) and those who send violation reports. You're all very helpful.

Hmmmm did someone say competitions? No? Ok well I will then...COMPETITIONS! :excited:

I'm not going to give too much away at this time but I will say that I'm working with something to bring you a nice official Flash competition to wet your creative appetites.

More details soon! :)

And if that wasn't exciting enough squeakytoad has come up with a cool concept for  an animation contest that I'll be judging along with a few others.

It's called "Animator Idol" and you can find out more information in here.

That's about it for now, once again if you need to contact me for help or whatever then feel free to note me. :)
:peace:

:iconsmashmethod: deviantART » Digital Art » 3-Dimensional Art
smashmethod


Things in the 3D Gallery seem to be moving along well.  First off, items
of mention include <a  href="news.deviantart.com/article/20…">the "3D Makes Me..." contest, whereby users are asked to express one of the six main emotions through the use of a 3d medium of some kind.  For full contest details, including submission requirements, and prize information, go here.  That contest will be over on April 13th.  Secondly, there seems to be a need for some clarification on what constitutes a proper DD suggestion.  The primary problem with a lot of the suggestions that come my way is that they aren't for pieces in the 3D Gallery.  I only make DD's for material from within my (3D) gallery.  You may refer to the "Artist Relations" portion of my journal to find out where your suggestions should go.  Also, be sure the person you're suggesting doesn't already have a couple DD's, or just received a DD within like a week/month of the time you're suggesting.  I appreciate the suggestions, but please put a little research into your suggestions before they come my way, it'd help out a lot. And finally, keep on placing your submissions in the proper galleries, and keep reporting those deviations which are misplaced, all your reports help.  Other than that, keep on doing what you're doing, and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

:iconbleedsopretty: deviantART » Resources
bleedsopretty


I've mentioned our upcoming contests. I still can't reveal too much info just yet, but I am looking for different artists to do samples for one of the contests. I am searching for all types of digital artists. Photomanipulators, vector artists, etc.  If you are interested send me a note and we can discuss the details.

Violations are still a big problem. I am working on clearing the resources gallery of any violations // miscats. You can help me out by reporting them, or by sending a note directly to me with the deviation links.

I've managed [after a lot of work....heh.] to rid the deviantART Related>>DA tutorials of all the regular non DA tutorials, and of all the cartoon sketches. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember that deviantART Related>>DA tutorials is for tutorials ABOUT deviant art, tutorials that explain things to help out newer deviants. All other types of tutorials belong in the Resources>>Tutorials category.

If you run across anything that you think deserves to be given a daily deviation. I'd love to check it out, send me a note with the deviation link and a small description explaining why you like it and why you think it should be featured. :)

___Daily Deviation Guidelines

_Do NOT suggest your own artwork

_Only suggest things from the Resources gallery

_It has to have less than 50 favourites. I want to give non-popular artists a chance to get some time in the spotlight

_It must not contain anything that is copyrighted! [movie/celeb/game/cartoon images, for example]

:iconzeruch: deviantART » Traditional Art
zeruch


Ok, Ok, I know that Traditional has been somewhat quiet as of late (some would say narcoleptic, but that is really an overstatement).  The past weeks have been a combination of snags (a little illness here, some quarter academic exams there, etc) and taking care of simple maintenance/administrativa.  The galleries are large, and still need more grooming, but we will get through it steadily over time.  Also, to be utterly frank, a project I wanted to launch hit more obstacles than a 1972 Buick in a demolition derby; so while that is scrapped (for now), there are things afoot.  De-Profundis, in her divine inspiration, has a contest in queue. The details will be set down within the week, and a formal announcement will be out shortly.  After that, I am working with a user to get an idea hammered into either a semi-regular feature, or as a contest in and of itself.  That will in all likelihood be established formally by the next AR update.  To give a hint, it has to do with images and letters.

We three GDs are also brainstorming for creating some other feature,  since the number of DD and UA suggestions (on top of what we already uncover on our own) clearly merits another outlet.


:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


The Great Plushie Contest is almost over so get your submissions in!

:iconimperfect: deviantART » Poetry and Prose
imperfect


The literature community is buzzing with activity! We have poetry and prose competitions, interviews, featured chats and DD numbers that rival cweeks! Not to mention the guides on how to get published and where to get published, news articles about that president who told his country they'd go to heaven if they read his book three times, and and and some pretty amazing writing to be perused.

Find all this and more in The Literature Gallery Update

This week, along with fourteenthstar, we are also gathering some opinions on a poetry print template system. You can read more info and drop suggestions in the writer's forum thread.

Gallery Highlight:
Escaping by ~PoeticWar


:iconyathosho: deviantART » Visualization Presets
yathosho


December til February is usually an excellent time for AVS enthusiasts. There have been many beautiful releases from the usual suspect, but also a handful of surprises. Grab these now, as usually another impact of quality releases does not happen before summer.

Gallery Highlights:
Soy Bomb
The DSE Remixes
Functions





Thanks for reading this update. We look forward to reading your feedback and to answering your comments and suggestions in our next update.

To direct your comments towards the right gallery director, optionally prefix your comments with the following acronyms:

PREFIX LEGEND
AR:for Artist Relations
PH:for Photography
AN:for Photography > Artistic Nudes
FP:for Photography > Fetish
SP:for Stock Photos
DA:for Digital Art
3D:for Digital Art -> 3 Dimensional Art
AA:for Digital Art > Anthro
DF:for Digital Art > Digital Fantasy
PM:for Digital Art -> Photomanipulation
PA:for Digital Art > Pixel Art
ANI:for Anime
AC:for Artisan Crafts
COM:for Comics and Cartooons
CON:for Contests
DI:for Designs & Interfaces
FL:for Flash
ICN:for Icons
POE:for Poetry
PRS:for Prose
ST:for Skins & Themes
TA:for Traditional Art
VP:for Visualization Presets
WP:for Wallpaper
RES:for Resources
FR:for Fractal Art







Twistedgate.com announces:

THE MOTHMAN ANIMATION CONTEST
The winning toons will be included on a dvd and everyone included will recieve a copy. The winning toon creator will recieve a cash prize of 100 bucks and have bragging rights. All of the accepted toons for the dvd will be allowed to post their contact info and links at the beginning or end of their toon. Creators also keep all rights to their toons!


The Rules?
1.Go to google.com and search the keyword "Mothman". You will see artwork and descriptions and history on the creature. Make your toon something to do with this creature. It can be serious, action, comedy, etc., whatever you choose.
2.It must be your own toon. If you have someone help you, that is fine, just credit them.
3.It must be atleast 1 minute long and as long as you want it.
4.It must be a stand alone toon, not interactive.
5.copyright free music only!

The Deadline?
May 15th, 2006 midnight EST  - email submissions to TwistedGateEnt@aol.com

Terms:
Ray Scott, owner of Twisted Gate and a select few editors will judge the entries according to originality, design, wit, and presentation

Winners will be announced May 25, 2006.

Prizes:
1st place: 100 dollar cash prize and featured on their DVD & Website
Runner-Ups: included on their DVD

This is not a deviantART run  contest, if you have any questions or concerns, please email TwistedGateEnt@aol.com