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In an effort to exorcise the stress from my tormented and abused mind and body I went to a club that my best friend cage dances at last night.  For those familiar with the art of exorcism, you're well aware that nothing does the job better than dancing like a mad person to loud music, so I began the ritualistic thrashing.  Little did I know that some of the other cage dancers were a no-show and my loving and supportive friend would offer me up for sacrifice in the wrought-iron chamber. Thankfully, I had prepared for my exorcism by injesting mind-numbing tonics (plenty of alcohol), so I was good to go.  The experience was certainly freeing despite the irony of being inside a cage. However, I sit here now, admiring the beautiful blister on my hand.  The mark, obviously an exit wound for the evil spirits I expunged in the process.

Despite my minor injury, I'm feeling much better and I am fully prepared to face the tasks ahead of me with a refreshed attitude.  I've noticed the new trend of negative postings in journals and forums, once again bashing the administration of which I am a part of.  Some of them from people who, at times, have referred to me as a friend, but 'This isn't anything personal'.  I'm sorry but it very much is personal.  I spend an inordinate amount of time here working for the community and this bashing without hearing or consulting 'the other side' is a personal bash against those efforts.  deviantART is very much a part of me and the administration and team of volunteers I share my time with, very much an extended family.  I'm proud of our accomplishments and while we aren't perfect, because that would simply be impossible, we certainly work toward making this community the best it can be.

I hear the backlash that there is no response from the administration and while I don't know what they aren't being responded to about, I urge them to send me a note.  I'll talk to you, my response time is pretty quick so let's hear it and work toward a resolution.

That's how it works.  You communicate in a calm manner and I will respond in kind.  This is an art with a different medium - the art of communication.

Artist Relations continues to impress me with our team of dedicated volunteers working to improve that communication with the community and finding new and interesting ways to inspire, excite and encourage you.

New contests, new categories and new opportunities for you are coming in the very near future.  Pay attention to your gallery directors, put them on watch and check the news on the gallery pages linked at the top of my journals.  The information is out there, you need to be paying attention to get it all though!

If you have questions or concerns about something here, talk to me.  Email me at moonbeam13@deviantart.com or send me a note.  The door is wide open, come on in, and please.. bring me a coffee.

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Contests

:bulletgreen: Tattoo Lolly - Ends March 23, 2006

:bulletgreen: The Great Plushie Contest - Ends March 25, 2006

:bulletgreen: Spoof Tutorial Competition - Ends April 1, 2006

:bulletgreen: Surreal: A Contest for Photographers - Ends April 21, 2006

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Love, Exciting and New

Tue Feb 14, 2006, 3:45 PM
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I'm not one for following the crowd and today is no different.  I happen to like Valentine's Day, not for the marketing ploy of chocolate and flowers but for the concept.  We sometimes need to be reminded of the special beings in our lives that love and support us daily, who we may, incidentally, take for granted.  So today, while people mumble and bitterly scream that they hate this day, I ask you to do something different.  Call a friend, your parents, hug your dog, pet your goldfish, do something to show someone special that you appreciate them, acknowledge them and let them know how much they mean to you.  Should you be alone today, and feel that you are always alone, I send you a virtual hug, a friendly smile, and hope that you don't quite feel that way anymore.

So today on St. Valentine's Day, this is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.

There are two people you could show some love to today:

:iconspyed: because it's his birthday and he works damn hard regardless of what some may believe and I'm absolutely appalled by those that have spammed his page with hate.  Drop your egos, step back and realize that there is a live human being on the other side of the monitor.  Show some compassion.

:iconbleedsopretty:  because she's the brand spanking new gallery director for resources and she needs a warm welcome to the greatest team I've ever had the priviledge to work with :)


Happy Valentine's Day everyone.

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Contests

:bulletgreen: The Great Plushie Contest - Ends March 25, 2006

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: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: There was a link to an article on the megadeth.com website that suggested Vic was being retired and the band had asked us to create a new mascot.  The writer was wrong, the issue has been cleared up and the links removed.  For those that entered you did exactly what was expected, so no need to panic! :)

:bulletred: We welcome nighty, Aeires and Einion as gallery directors for Photomanipulation, Digital Art and Vector Art respectively! Let the hazing begin.  For those concerned, Flash will get a GD so please bear with me.

:bulletred: We are working on restructuring various galleries, specifically in 3D, Stock and Fanart but this requires a lot of manual labour as well as help from IT which is currently understaffed.  There will be patience required but it will happen! There's also a :new: category in the works, but that's a suprise!

: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 works 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


deviantART is a great place to learn new things about photography. For instance, check out manyk's excellent Photoshop sharpening tutorial and action here. Also, check on the Photography Forum. There are lots of people there who can advise you on tricky photography situations, or just chat about taking pictures in general



:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


The artistic nude gallery continues to have great submissions every day from our dA community.

Gallery Highlights:
Intimacy 5
Lo Shocks
Secrets


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


The Stock Gallery will soon be undergoing a change in its category structure. It has been greatly needed and a long time in coming.

Artist that post in Stock Art do so that others might use their stock. Many of these Artists could and would post in the Art Galley accept they want someone to find and use for their own creations.

So the entire purpose of Stock Categories is to make it easier for people you use Stock to find what they need and that will be the main guiding principle of the new structure.

The 4 main Categories under stock will be:

Effects
Models
Props
Scenery

Photo Manipulation Artist (the largest group of Artist that use stock) are like Directors on a film. They envision in their minds that they want a picture of a fairy (model) flying over the New York skyline (Scenery) carrying a Sword (Prop) in one hand and a Feather (Prop) in the other, while on Fire (Effect).

The restructure will be done in phases with the first one being Models followed by Effects. This might be a year long project so bear with me. There will be sub categories under each of the main ones and Models are being discussed even as I write this.

Feel free to join in the fun / the passion / the spirited discussion going on right now the in the stock art forum as we nail down the first phase of the Stock Art Re-Cat. (Models)

As a Galley Director I represent the Artist who post in the gallery I represent. But I am also in the unique position of listening the Artist who use Stock Art and I want what is best for everyone... it’s about supply and demand

Good stocking – Peace out

:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish
serpentinekiss


A new series of interviews with Deviant Art's Fetish and Glamour photographers has begun and the first edition can be found here. These interviews will be  running for a number of months so be prepared for some interesting  insight into a selection of leading artists. Also interviewed will be a  few internationally renowned Fetish models that work with the industries  top photographers. You will get a better understanding of what it is  like to be on the other side of the lens for a change.

Gallery Highlights:
hardwood
Double Dutch
Legs


:iconmpsai: deviantART » Comics and Cartoons
MPsai


There's been a problem with Cartoons & Comics that needs to be directly addressed, and that is the problem of Fanart being uploaded into this gallery.

I can understand that when one sees the word "Cartoon" one may think it's alright to upload a drawing of your favorite cartoon character, but such is not the case. Your drawings of Jenny, Cosmo and Wanda, Danny Phantom, the Power Puff Girls, and all else need to go in Fanart. And hey, more people will find them there, that's what they flock to that gallery to see!

I can also understand that due to the ambiguous nature of superhero comics and the fact thousands of people have developed and collaborated on artwork and stories of the most popular, most senior costumed crusaders that comic artists tend not to think twice about showing off their awesome tributes to the characters that fed their passion for this medium in the first place under the heading of "Comics". However all your pin-ups of Supes and Spidey and Batman and all those spandex-clad champions of justice (and the spandex-clad evil-doers too) need to go under Fanart.

Sorry, this goes for our professional pencilers, inkers and colorists on DeviantART as well. I know you may be doing work for a company that owns the trademark of such a hero, but it would really help us ease the confusion if you posted the artwork under Fanart.

Of course if the cartoon character or comic book character you drew is completely YOUR original creation, go nuts! C & C is where you belong!

Lastly, I've added a blunt clarification that Fanart does not belong in Cartoons & Comics to the gallery descriptions. I hope this helps, and I hope everyone will try their best to keep DeviantART organized!

This goes for Fanart in the Anime gallery too, but I think you Anime artists have already been through this lecture many times :poke:


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal


February is going to be a chilled-out month for this gallery, because I'll be busy with exams. However, lots of contests and activities will be set up over the month, and I'll be scouting the site for willing assistants (must come up with a better term for that post!) who'd be interested in judging contests, heading skin groups, gathering new talent from outside of DA and so on. Those who feel inclined to get in on this can note me pronto. The K-Meleon contest didn't go so well. I hope the upcoming contests are a lot bigger. Any ideas, people?

Gallery Highlights:
Thallos VS
Deviantart.com Tuned UP


:iconrocksicle: deviantART » Icons
rocksicle


The Icons galleries are going strong and I'm seeing a definite improvement in the quality and variety of submissions which is
excellent. People in a creative mood should direct themselves to the exciting contests being held by igy <a href="igy.deviantart.com/journal/753…"here and zilla774 here for a chance to win prizes for their work. The renovation of the dA emoticon list is going ahead smoothly, we're tackling the system it uses at the moment so changes can be made easier in the future. Take care.

Gallery Highlights:
:igy:
:aeroplane:


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


Well, in the brief time that I've been gallery director of the 3D gallery, I can say that things are running pretty smoothly.  All the mis-categorizations of images placed in the 3D gallery which don't  belong there have been cleared up (as of right now), and I'd like to say thanks to all of you out there who are reporting mis-categorizations, it really helps me in trying to keep things organized.  Also, as you may or may not have noticed, I've began picking Daily Deviations from the 3D gallery, along with bluespeed9, so if you have any suggestions for Daily Deviations from that category, please note me with them (some basic rules to read before suggesting something can be read in my journal, here.)

So that's all the "present" information.  Now let's move on to the "future" of what's going on in the 3D gallery.  Moonbeam13, and the fantastic IT department here at deviantART, and myself are looking into making some changes in the way of the categories in the 3D section.  Though the process may take a while, I just ask you to bear with us as possible changes are being made (a slight overview of what the newer 3D gallery may look like can be read in my
journal, here.
)

Also, the "3D Models" section of the Resources gallery is also lingering down the path of a rework, with bluespeed9 heading up the project.  Though this is still in it's very beta stages, I can tell you that possible changes include program-specific model categories (such as for 3DS Max, Poser, Cinema4D, etc.)  With any luck, more information about all these changes will be coming sometime in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled.  And as always, if you have any questions or concerns about the 3D gallery, feel free to contact me with them, all my contact info is on my page.

:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


The Great Plushie Contest has been launched! Sew get to work!

  :iconnighty: deviantART » Digital Art » Photomanipulation
nighty


I have started cleaning out the photomanip section by reporting policy violations and relocating miscategorized deviations.

New categories might be needed, so I am going to start working on that soon and a weekly or monthly news feature is in the works as well, possibly together with fourteenthstar.


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
SEN:for Seniors




                     



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!

Week 6: Heart and Soul


Heart and Soul


Lifeblood and Passion

Grand muscle pumping nonstop

Beat forevermore


Ethereal ghost

Deepest well defies finite

Eyes become windows


:iconhesitation:  Photography Gallery Director hesitation's Picks

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:iconzilla774:  Wallpaper Gallery Director zilla774's Picks

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:iconradiopooh:  Stock Photography Gallery Director radioPooh's Picks

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:iconserpentinekiss:  Fetish Photography Gallery Director serpentinekiss' Picks

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:iconrocksicle: Icon Gallery Director rocksicle's Picks

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:iconrobert:  Prints Director robert's Picks

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WEEK 7: Man and Machine

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




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...lay true artists.
Often overlooked due to their symbols, it is my intention to bring to light the talented people you call Gallery Directors.  Thanks to Thunderstatement for choosing the thumbs to showcase.


^gatekeeper501 - Comics
An avid comic writer who easily transports you into the realm of fantasy with his work.

Sunset Journeymen :: Bathing
Will re-edit.
Sample :: Enter Sodomon
[The forest path was probably the safest way for them, but lucky for Radian, Lesendra knew a better trail.]
I couldn't understand it, suddenly I was in a land that was as vast as my eyes could see. How could someone feel safe, feel normal when you can never see the end of the horizon? This girl didn't seem bothered at all by this, her and her people are very, very strange.
"No, its best if we dont move through the thick brush, horses dont move well through it. I know of a better trail." Lesendra said as she pointed further towards the suns shield.
[Suns shield means 'south', since in Radian's belief, the sun is a soldier of the sky that patrols the world every day. If you head west, you head towards the suns back, if you head east, its towards the front, if you head north, you head towards his sword. The sun carries his sword in his right hand and his shield in his left.]
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Sal'Quadin :: Bio
Sal'Quadin (Sal-kway-den)
:iconlastscionz:
Artwork by Jeff Cruz
Written by -Asher
Stats
Hight :: 5'11/20'teeth
Wieght :: 118lbs/100'stones (With equipment!)
Eyes :: Yellow
Famous Quotes :: "Who the drow!? I'm the drow! THAT'S RIGHT!"
"Why do I have to wear the dress!? It makes my hips look wide.."
"Of course I know how to use a pointy! I mean sword.."
"NO! Kill the human! HE'S PINK! Nobody likes pink!"
"You said 'don't push the don't push button'. A double negative is a positive.. Right?"
"In drow, there is no word for love.. But there are 16 for sex! It's the language of booty!"
History Born in the same year as Sabion they have been trained and hardened in almost the same exact way, however after a solitary confinement for 6 months for a botched assassination, Sal'Quadin has never been the same, as his mental level stayed the same, his out look on life changed. They say he is the only drow to laugh and even worse, make fun of other drow and what ever else gives him whim. His s
Wilted Paper FlowersLike paper flowers that rip and shred, like the rain that hits my head,
lies like fires that burn and spread, skin of hue lips of red, colors of health and being well fed,
its not your genes, or how your bred, its like the perfect written in black led, what once written, shall
now be read, as the pettles wilt, they will shed come rest your heart in my bed.
Dear Santa, make me perfect.When I became perfect, I changed my name to nobody.
Tis be only a dream we see our own reflections in,
its our skill we pour our own perfections of sin,
our hate, our malice, our suffering and fears,
the voices of anger are smothering our ears,
let that which is known, be forgotten for a day,
let us forgive those who've begotten our way,
I've been cold and alone for a day too long,
I've been told once again, to stay the wrong,
temptation cant lead me for I know the way,
I'm the lost sheperd who's grown so astray,
grown so rebelious, no rules I obey,
so perhaps in the next life, my debts I will pay.

Sandcastle...She was beautiful like a sand castle made of dust and tears,
different then any girl I met in my long years.
Eyes of crystal and blue, skin of white and hue, hair of gentle curls,
if love can conquer anything, then with her I take worlds.
She was beautiful like a sand castle made of dimonds and pearls,
different then any girl on any single world.
The days went by as the time stood still, I always loved her and I always will.
She rested in my heart and laid in my arms, even when she's gone she will still.
Bloody smile..Its been a while since I smiled, like cinder blocks and opal tiles,
lips grind together, crack and fray, spreading across this old face,
crack and split, bleed and drip, stain my teeth too express it.
It only hurts when I smile, it only hurts those short small whiles,
when all the pains, stains and hollow names, accusations with no one to blame,
but its not my smile that I hate its all the effort that it takes,
my lips wont purse, they will not curse, smiling in pain theirs nothing worse.
Those who have been cheated, hurt and lied too, I too will find you,
we will gather together, row by row, hold each others hands and never let go,
but we must bid a due, for not all words are spoken true, we all must all
smile, for a while, cause we all fucked someone too..
DA-Terms : What is Doujinshi? by gatekeeper501



^mangapunksai – Comics and Cartoons
The no-nonsense queen of cartoons, comics and everything anime.  Her talent simply can’t be summed up in a few lines so you’ll have to check it out for yourself!
TSFH Stain Glass 1- Gabriel by MPsai TSFH Omake - Karaoke Page 3 by MPsai
TSFH Omake- Drinking Page 2 by MPsai And There Was War in Heaven... by MPsai
TSFH Xmas Special - Page 8 by MPsai TEH FORUM BIBLE by MPsai :bigthumb2582288:



^neoikeia - Anthro
The mistress of all things anthromorphic.  She possesses many artistic talents which are displayed in her impressive gallery.
:: Golden Hands by briteddy Collab :: Kaoru-Keia by briteddy :bigthumb25696471:
:: Cosmic Castaway by briteddy Jack :: The Pumpkin King by briteddy :bigthumb22983073:
Hometeam :: The colors dude by briteddy Steve by briteddy D: scary by briteddy




^pinguino - Anime
A self-publisher of comics for over a decade, pinguino has the talent and the expertise to reign over the anime world.
pistachio and blueberry 1 of 3 by pinguino Ryoko by pinguino pistachio and blueberry 2 of 3 by pinguino
Red Avenger Portrait by pinguino PLAYING SANTA - PAGE 1 by pinguino Flying Spaghetti Monster by pinguino
Scott, Alicia, and their Dogs by pinguino Bengal Cat by pinguino Wedding Card by pinguino




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Floating in a Void

Sun Feb 5, 2006, 6:04 PM
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It feels like forever since I've written an update and I'm exhausted! I'm in a perpetual flux of organization and catching up but things are starting to even out. So some updates shall we?

:bulletred: My grandmother is hanging in there.  It's hard for her but she's working with it, I wish her attitude would lighten up but it's early yet.  The doctors are happy with her progress so that's a plus :) There's no talk of chemo or radiation so that's also good news!

:bulletred: Apparantly I'm iron woman.. literally.  My blood tests reveal that my iron levels are twice what they should be which leads my doctor to believe that I have a blood disorder called hemochromatosis which a liver biopsy will confirm or deny.  If this is indeed the case I will undergo bloodletting once a week to return my iron levels to normal and then go into a 'maintenance' bloodletting of 2-6 times per year depending on my rate of iron accumulation.  This is ironic considering I'm a vegan and am constantly asked if I think I'm getting enough iron and protein.  Being a vegetarian has probably saved my life so to all those that have harassed me in the past about my lifestyle choice.. take that biatches! Now I need to find out if they'll give me pet leeches.. I feel like I fell into the wrong century ..bloodletting!? One has to retain a sense of humor about these things ;)

:bulletred: I'm in the market for a film Canon to complement my 20D.  There are some photography courses I'd like to get into but they want you to shoot film and I want the benefit of my lenses.. which means I need to get a Canon.  I contemplated selling my minnie (minolta) but I just can't do it, we're part of eachother.  So on the hunt am I :)

:bulletred: You know you've forgotten you're an artist when.........  I constantly get requests from people to use images off deviantART or buy the license.  So I find out what the images are and hunt down the artists to work out whether or not the license is for sale or whether they want to grant permission at all.  So I get a request from someone on Friday and I asked for links to the deviations.  They send the links and I open them in tabs (yay firefox) and get up to go get a drink.  I come back to my screen and find my images, get confused because I know I didn't open them.. close them and re-open the links from the persons email.  Again I'm staring at my work.. I repeat this four times before I realize that .. duh.. they want my images.  Oy.

:bulletred: My business is flourishing! and a PR firm has contacted us to potentially act as field experts for some media appearances to promote vacuums for a company I actually like.  It's between us and someone else.. so we'll see where that goes.  Being on television is a little foreign to me but it's great for my company if it happens.  I'll let you know :)

:bulletred: For those that continue to rant and rave about the fact that my 'messages' or 'articles' keep appearing in their message center and I should stop spamming them... Those messages are community messages, directed at the community for which you agreed to be a part.  So no, I cannot exclude you and I can't make them stop because they are community messages and you are part of the community and if you don't want to be a part of the community that's you're decision but so long as you continue to be a part of the community you will continue to receive community messages.  Clear as mud? Stop yelling at me now.


I stumbled upon these two deviants and think they just aren't getting enough love for the quality of work they are putting out, so check them out!

sunquai

Bamboozal by sunquai :thumb26621093:
Dunk by sunquai Couples by sunquai Cat by sunquai


revolt727

Billie Holiday by revolt727 superkev - Emma and Chris by revolt727 Hierophant by revolt727
Cardiss by revolt727 It's Up to You - revisited by revolt727 Forbidden by revolt727


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: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: The Megadeth contest has popped up on cnn.com and scores of other media drawing lots and lots of interest to our humble abode and you brilliant artists.  Other projects are in the works to continue this sort of exposure for you.  So shine up your lenses boys and girls, sharpen your #2 pencils, shake up your paint and lets show them what deviant artists can do. Lets see some new submissions into your galleries and dust off the winter blahs, spring is in the air!

:bulletred: Our wonderful IT department cleared up some bugs for us that were making it impossible for us to respond to your section violation bug reports.  Miscats will be worked on, patience is appreciated :)

:bulletred: IT also restored the disappearing news folder for the visualizations gallery but restoring the old articles is going to take some time.  We may not be able to recover them all but we're trying.

:bulletred: We welcome smashmethod to the team! our new 3-D gallery director.

: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 in next weeks update. Neat, huh?




:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


There's always something new going on in the photography section of deviantART. Check out what's happening on the photography page, for example. There are regular features like Categories, which explores some of the lesser-known photography categories. You can also read about the latest contest news, like the kickoff of the Colour Your Face Contest, and the winners of the Doppelganger Contest.

Of course, you can always find great photography in the deviantART gallery too. Here are a few to get you started:

Run III
Into the Deepest End
UFO


:icongarrit: deviantART » Photography
garrit


Thumbhour Have you ever wondered what people really think of your work? You may have noticed that while the community is very friendly and will give you  support for all your work, real honest critique is a rarity - Well #photographersseeks to amend that with its new feature ThumbHour in which you can get honest and constructive critique of your photography from a variety of photographers, from amateur to professional levels.

You can not only show your work to be critiqued but join the critics panel itself and give your own thoughts to the work you see and can even freely move between these levels meaning a full 100% participation in the event. People are invited to ctique both in the chatroom and on peoples deviation pages, add favourites, devwatch and the greatest work may even be featured permamently by the #photographers channel or the  Unknown Artists feature that seeks to expose unknown and underappreciated artwork to a wider audience on deviantArt.

Join #photographers on the dAmn network at 4 pm New York Time (Get your local time -> here)

In association with the Unknown Artists Project


:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


You may have noticed less nude Daily Deviations in the past couple of weeks. I have generally slowed down on Daily Deviations for a few reasons. The main reason is that I am going through a period of being very fussy and my mind is filtering them more strictly than before. It was not a conscious decision but for the moment I feel that it is a good thing. A lot of the fetish photographs featured as DD's also contain nudity too so we are still getting a fair amount of nudity in DD's. This could change at any time but for now that is what is happening :)

The third installment of the popular Nude Nation series Nude Nation 3 was released. The nation featured was Russia - a place where some amazing artists never fail to catch my eye.

Three examples of the some of great work submitted to the Artistic Nude gallery in the last couple of weeks are:

Dan C, Arc
La muse
Comprehension

:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish Photography
serpentinekiss



Not too much to report in fetish & glamour land. Just a reminder to make sure that your nude models (or models in suggestive poses) are over the age of 18. If you think there may be any confusion about your models age by the viewer, please be sure to upload a copy of your signed model release form.

Showcase Shots:

backyard circus 002
Goodmorning
Focused on Pink
Passion


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


Stock Art is Art Plus Some

When I get the chance to travel one of my favorite things to do is to locate the local museums and art galleries of the region. I have never been much of an Art Critic but rather an Art Appreciator and have always enjoyed looking at the art of others.

Imagine my surprise when one day I tripped into the largest Art Galley in the world and could access it from my desk. Of course you can imagine because you are here too.

Stock Art is a unique gallery because the main reason you post in stock is so you are used by other artist.  When I find myself tripping on a good stock photo (which I do daily) not only do I get to appreciate the original piece of stock art but I love seeing what people have used it for.

It’s like Art Plus Some (get it ) * pokes you in the side

Spotlight on  - Cobweb-stock

:iconalyn: deviantART » Digital Art
alyn


Digital art welcomes smashmethod to the team representing the 3d gallery.  He's now the number one person to go to if you have queries regarding the 3d gallery, and also if you would like to suggest a 3d piece to be featured as a DD.  He has some basic guidelines at his journal here.

Some sub-category revisions including the photomanipulation gallery are getting underway.  If you have any concerns or questions concerning other sub-categories, feel free to note me.

Featured images:
Golden
SUNSET
Desert Town


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal



January has been a great month for this gallery, and a lot of new galleries have been opened, including a whole new Linux category. However, we haven't seen too many submissions there, so please put up your work for all the world to see. The K-Meleon Skin Contest hasn't been going too well, since we haven't received many entries. Still, I'm happy to see skinners hopping off the standard tiger-panther-vista-inspirat theming bandwagon; lots of original theme ideas have come to light. February should be a lot busier around here, with more contests, and if all goes as planned, more group activities. Please read the skInterviews (first one with javierocasio here: ), and do check out the artist and gallery features. Cheers!

Must sees: ClearONE wb by Evgen (Windowblinds)
                 Spirit by Airefean (Visual Styles)
                 Hybrid v1.0 by rontz (Winamp Modern)



:iconbornghost: deviantART » Designs & Interfaces
bornghost


The Santa's Extreme Makeover has finally been judged. Winners will soon be receiving their prizes from said contest.

In the coming weeks, rocksicle and myself will be hosting a contest that can and will be epic (at least to us) in contrast to other contests, so keep an eye out for that.


:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


With the Wallpaper Gallery expanding, i've noticed that more and more of my time is being taken up with miscategorisations and copyright violations.

Please, please, pretty peerrrrleaase make sure that when you submit anything that you take the time to read the submission guidelines
regarding size. Any art which does not meet the correct size requirements will be relocated to your scraps.

More importantly, there are several sections that suffer from submissions containing copyrighted material. The Anime, Music and Movies sections suffer particularily badly from this. It should be noted that no images which contain copyrighted imagery from any source such as magazines, photos, websites, films etc can be submitted. Any image which contains material such as this will be removed by the CEA Team.

The other problem this causes is that I find my time is taken up by having to move miscategorisations and report violations. This leaves me little time to do what I actually should be doing which is to feature and promote work and run competitions for you guys! So, make me a happy bunny 'cos I don't have to report you, the CEA team happy bunnies because they don't hear from me all the time and ultimately YOU a happy bunny because your work isn't being moved or deleted, by taking note of the submission
agreement!

On a lighter note, don't forget to check out the regular features I run in the Wallpaper Gallery highlighting all the seriously cool-as-hell artwork submitted every week! Find it here

You can also send me suggestions for the features just like any of the Daily Deviation suggestions. Just mark your note 'FEATURE' for the news features or 'DD' for the Daily Deviation suggestions.

I'm currently also looking after the Vector Gallery whilst we find a replacement (I must be a sucker for punishment ;)) so send me any Vector DD suggestions too! Mark these as 'Vector DD' to help  me out.

Until next time, keep up the good work people!

Must see art:
The Initiation
Moon Trackers
VEGAS INC


:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


The Pixel Portrait Project was a huge success. Thank you to those that chose to participate! If you had not done so already, you can check the finished wall, skillfully bricked by watchers, right here.

And you'll be happy to know that another project is already out and about for those itchy to pixel some more! News article will go up very shortly or you can head over to -black-eye-'s journal to get the gist of it now.

Also, the Dreaming In Pixels contest is coming to a close on February 1. If you planned to make an entry for a stab at the sweet prizes, make sure you have it in on time so we can include you in the judging process!

Open for DD suggestions from the pixel art gallery, always! You know how we do.

:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


Sup! Getting ready for another Featured Article for Artisan Crafts, this time geared towards weird animal type things. So go to AC and hunt down those weird animals and let me know!

And those who watch me or visit my page frequently know about The Great Plushie Contest coming our way. Wanna get in on the action? Check my page for updates and while you’re at it, go peruse the Plushie Category. Anyone can join this contest!

I’ve gotten a few inquiries regarding lack of Artisan Crafts Daily Deviations. People, get your requests into me! Also be sure to report any violations you might see floating around, that way AC can truly be the best it can be!

Must see:
Shalizeh -The Snow Queen Fairy
The Ultimate Sesshoumaru Doll
Miss Buttons


:iconcoshdaddy: deviantART » Poetry
coshdaddy


On the same topic as the recent Community Development Update, and the most recent poll, the big thing to talk about right now is news. We, in the literature community, have had a steady increase in pertinent and informative news submissions to our gallery and it's been thanks to the tireless efforts of those within the community that this is happening. xork, bananaprincess and xiooua are three notable deviants who have stepped up to help keep the community on the pulse of recent and important news articles.

As well, your GDs are currently working on an update and promotion of new forum rules in order to make them more condusive to positive interaction, while still keeping them from being stuffy, boring, and otherwise uninhabitable by most mammals. We will be submitting an article VIA the news, as well as putting some new information in the forums themselves.

Keep reading, keep writing.

gallery must-see > Burn by ubetyourboots


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
AA:for Digital Art > Anthro
DF:for Digital Art > Digital Fantasy
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
ICN:for Icons
POE:for Poetry
PRS:for Prose
ST:for Skins & Themes
TA:for Traditional Art
VP:for Visualization Presets
WP:for Wallpaper
SEN:for Seniors
3D:for 3-Dimensional




                      



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!

Week 5: Hot and Cold


Frozen wastes I see

Icy spires grasp the sky

I can see my breath



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Hell’s furnace burning

Subtle mirage fools my eyes

My life for water



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Beyond the simple contrasts of hot and cold or the clichéd usage of blue and red, this week’s GD5 emphasis art which captures the essence of these extremes…sometimes in unique and surprising ways.


:iconhesitation:  Photography Gallery Director hesitation's Picks

:bigshop171451: :bigshop213031: :bigshop205867:
:bigshop217620: :bigshop247330:




:iconzilla774:  Wallpaper Gallery Director zilla774's Picks

:bigshop227547: :bigshop259612: :bigshop20101:
:bigshop48619: :bigshop219793:




:iconalyn:  Digital Art Gallery Director alyn's Picks

:bigshop137284: :bigshop112718: :bigshop195182:
:bigshop79347: :bigshop91874:




:iconscottb:  Artistic Nude Gallery Director scottb's Picks

:bigshop236807: :bigshop211775: :bigshop252470:
:bigshop247379: :bigshop25359:




:iconserpentinekiss:  Fetish Photography Gallery Director serpentinekiss' Picks

:bigshop127151: :bigshop252685: :bigshop195600:
:bigshop92535: :bigshop191436:




:iconmoonbeam13: Director, Artist Relations Moonbeam13's Picks

:bigshop121616: :bigshop251699: :bigshop148543:
:bigshop93913: :bigshop209377:




:iconrobert:  Prints Director robert's Picks

:bigshop59909: :bigshop15191: :bigshop166428:
:bigshop237207: :bigshop119494:




WEEK 6: Heart and Soul



                                   
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MEGA Design Contest for Megadeth!  
Judged by Dave Mustaine himself!!!



After two decades of rocking, the heavy metal band Megadeth’s mascot Vic Rattlehead needs a facelift and the band has commissioned deviantART to redesign him!!

Vic Rattlehead Vic Rattlehead
Vic Rattlehead

The mythic creation of Vic Rattlehead is addressed in the song /Skull Beneath the Skin/:

Prepare the patients scalp
To peel away
Metal caps his ears
He'll hear not what we say
Solid steel visor
Riveted cross his eyes
Iron staples close his jaws
So no one hears his cries

Not only do you get the chance to redesign a mascot whose image has appeared on several Megadeth albums as well as a myriad of band merchandise, you can also win the BIGGEST prizes we've ever offered for a deviantART contest!



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Prizes:


Three Dave Mustaine signature series electric guitars!
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First Place - LTD AXXION

LTD AXXION

Features: neck-thru-body construction; 25.5" scale; mahogany body; 3-piece mahogany neck; rosewood fingerboard; custom "XX" inlays; Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz pickups; 2 volume & 1 tone control with 3-way toggle; black hardware; Sperzel Locking tuners; Dunlop Flushmount Straploks; TonePros locking bridge w/string-thru-body; 24 jumbo frets.



Second Place - LTD DV8-R

LTD DV8-R

Features: neck-thru-body construction; 25.5" scale; mahogany body; 3-piece mahogany neck; rosewood fingerboard; dot inlays w/8-ball on first fret; Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz pickups; 2 volume & 1 tone control with 3-way toggle; black hardware; Sperzel Locking tuners; Dunlop Flushmount Straploks; TonePros locking bridge w/string-thru-body; white binding on neck & headstock; 24 jumbo frets.



Third Place - LTD DV200

LTD DV200

Features: bolt-on construction; 25.5" scale; basswood body; maple neck; rosewood fingerboard; dot inlays w/8-ball on first fret; Duncan Designed HB-102 pickups; 2 volume & 1 tone control with 3-way toggle; black hardware; Dunlop Flushmount Straploks; tune-o-matic bridge w/string-thru-body; white binding on neck & headstock; 24 jumbo frets.




Submissions:


Quit banging your heads and submit your bad ass designs into the <a href=contests.deviantart.com/megade…>contest category under ‘Megadeth Design Contest'.




FAQ:


  1. What format should I submit?
    You should submit .jpg images but if your design is selected you will be required to provide a .psd or .eps file.
  2. Can I completely redesign Vic or do I have to follow the original style?
    You are free to do whatever you want.
  3. What dpi should I submit?
    If your design is chosen, final artwork is required at 300dpi.
  4. How many designs can I submit?
    As many as you like.



CONTEST DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH , 2006 12AM PST!





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...lay true artists.
Often overlooked due to their symbols, it is my intention to bring to light the talented people you call Gallery Directors.  Thanks to Thunderstatement for choosing the thumbs to showcase.


^alyn - Digital Art
One of the reigning kings of space art, his work is visually stimulating and detailed.  He'll make you question what's really out there

Nevermore by alyn Jungfrau at a glance by alyn Kingdom Come by alyn
Better days by alyn Dreamers by alyn Furnace by alyn
The Arrival - Mod ii by alyn Collab - The Wanderers by alyn Forbidden by alyn



^halfliquid - Pixel Art
While halfliquid can shove a world of detail into a pixel creation his talent is not limited to the pixelated world,  he's also an incredible digital artist.
Khrass sex0r avatar -- HL by halfliquid City Merge -- HL by halfliquid Hulk-amania -- HL by halfliquid
Thy Sword Has No Pain -- HL by halfliquid Snail Riding Halfie -- HL by halfliquid Dinyctis Emote -- HL by halfliquid
:bigthumb2553800: Totem Pug -- HL by halfliquid  pixel zeroskyy -- HL by halfliquid



^rocksicle - Icons
The world of tiny pictures is certainly a speciality for rocksicle but his vector work is also quite impressive.
R3dEyeJedi avatar by rocksicle aCreature Face by rocksicle November the First by rocksicle
Rainbow by rocksicle Burst by rocksicle This Crawling City by rocksicle
Paladin by rocksicle Blackice Avatar by rocksicle Boxos - See Them All + More by rocksicle  



^silentkitty - Fantasy Digital Art
silentkitty's gallery is visually stunning in it's fantastical glory. Her creative imagination and undeniable talent will transport you to other realms.
Fire Bird by silentkitty Hell Cat by silentkitty
Swamp Beast - Fix by silentkitty Winter In Cajor - Color by silentkitty Dreaming's End - Page 4 by silentkitty
Triped by silentkitty  Character Designs by silentkitty




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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: Do yourselves a favor and include an email address on your userpages.  I get many requests, on a daily basis, for contact information from outside parties looking to buy artwork.  This generally results in me trying to hunt you down to get permission to give out an email address.  Save yourself the middle man and create an email address you can stick on your pages ;)

:bulletred: Bandmerch is still alive and well and some of the designs have been considered.  I look forward to giving you a more detailed update in a few weeks when all pertinent paperwork and decision making has been done :)  Keep submitting !

:bulletred: IT is working on a better way to handle mature content in news items.  Until that time I will be linking all 'must see's' as links rather than thumbnails.  

:bulletred: Category clean-ups and additions are happening but the tool is slightly touchy so there will be some noticeable issues that we are aware of and dealing with.  Specifically, you may notice some 'unused' categories floating around.  They will be removed, just ignore them for now. If you notice anything out of the ordinary please feel free to note or email me at moonbeam13@deviantart.com

: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 in next weeks update. Neat, huh?




:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


We're going to be looking at adding a few more categories to the photography tier soon. We'll be going through the suggestions made to us over the past few months. If you want to suggest a new category, keep in mind that we categorize photos by subject not technique. This means there might be a new Undersea Animals category, but there will never be a Macro category or an IR category. If you've got any requests, send them to hesitation.

Make sure you have a look at the Photography Gallery Page. It's your gateway to great photography on dA. We keep it hot and fresh with news, like this month's Photography Feature.

The Doppelganger Contest entry deadline is January 15. We'll be judging them during the upcoming week. There are lots of great entries. You can check them out here.

Featured Photography:

Don de Soi
Bees in the Caramel
Little People Big Things
The first of 2006


:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


Following a slower period over Christmas and the New Year, the number  submissions to the Artistic Nude gallery has started to pick up again. A new news article Nude Nation 2 has had it's second issue based on artistic nude talent from France.

Two examples of the some of great work submitted to the Artistic Nude gallery in the last couple of weeks are:[CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT]

Rock solid
touch



:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


Stock Art is Art

It’s not lesser than Art .. it is Art

Just not conventional in the way some artist think

And that’s the point I hope to make

A Good stock photo

Is sharp, high res, larger and usable by other artist

At it’s most simple form .

It’s a good solid picture of a piece of Fruit

A picture that could be posted in the category of Photo Still life

It would have good lighting, and as mentioned above

Be sharp, high res, larger and usable by other artist

One day I plan to DD a piece of Fruit

Call me a crazy guy

.........................

I love Stock Photo Girls

(and guys / nothing wrong in that)

I  will defend this group to the death

Because of their effort in their ART and what goes into it

Good Costumes, Action Poses, Cool Expressions and neat props

And as mentioned above

Sharp, high res, larger and usable by other artist

so what if there Is light socket in the wall behind them

Photomanip Artist could care less ..

They take that ART and make it into their own

.............

I would hope more deviantART Artist would post in this wonderful gallery

I feel honored to represent them and will continue to defend to the death
if I have to

(just kidding / not really)

That Stock is Art .. and we will take no prisoners

.......................

Spotlight on auralis-stock's gallery

She has some of the best poses, greatest costumes and her DD suggestions are the best


:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish
serpentinekiss


The first Fetish Photography competition - A Taste of Fetish - is now closed and judging has been completed. Winners were announced last week in the news. Thanks to all who took part, we had some excellent interpretations of the theme 'Restriction' and encourage you all to take a look at the submissions found here We had a slow yet good response to the contest and a few people asking as to when the next one will take place, so if we have encouragement from the community we will go ahead and make this a regular thing. I will also be featuring the Glamour Portraits Gallery and am considering holding a contest for this category also, if you would be interested in this please let me know. As always, please note me directly with your suggestions for Fetish and Glamour DDs.

cig I
Bad reception
the morning


:iconalyn: deviantART » Digital Art
alyn


I have spent some time moderating and cleaning up the topics in the paintings/airbrushings and drawings forums in particular, and would like people to pay particular attention to the new stickies issued there-in as the number of irrelevant topics currently finding their way into those respective forums is becoming somewhat unsightly.

Due to the current lack of vector gallery director, would all vector based DD suggestions please be sent to zilla774 as he is holding the reigns for that dept for the time being. On a related note, any suggestions sent to multiple gallery directors tend to cause confusion. Keep things simple and send the deviation to just the one if possible. Consult faq18: Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?" if you are unsure of who to send to.

Digital art fans should be happy to hear that I am attempting to negotiate with one or two online based companies for the prospect of a contest with of course, uber-cool prizes. Keep an eye out for more news on that in the near future.

Finally, the digital art collective "The Midtone Conspiracy" is looking for contributors, so give their website a visit if you're interested.

Enjoy these pieces in the meantime:
asimma concept bike,...
garden of miracles
train


:iconmpsai: deviantART » Comics and Cartoons
MPsai



Attention all anime and manga fans! I can give you one good reason why you should be looking at the Anime/Manga News section each week: Budding Manga Artists. It's a weekly feature in which we take a look at some of the people showing great potential in DeviantART's anime community. Come and take this chance to discover some unknown Deviants! You can view the Anime/Manga news by following the front page links directly to Digital Art > Drawings > Anime, Traditional Art > Drawings > Anime or any of the other Anime galleries. Don't forget you can also see the recent submissions and Top Favourites for the gallery in this area, as well as a forum.

:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal



The new year has already seen a ton of good work, with a lot more to come, I'm sure. I've got a whole lot of contests planned, so keep an eye out for them. Plus, I've initiated a series of gallery and artist features, beginning with the Windows Utilities > Miscellaneous gallery. I'm also working on getting a Linux skin section started, as well as new categories for Deviantart.com CSS skins and blog skins, and the browser K-Meleon. The Macintosh Utilities section hasn't got any submissions so far, though...
lets hope things pick up soon. Happy New Year!

Worth a look: Blaues Fleisch v1



:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


The Wallpaper Gallery has been revamped and updated with several new sections and a couple of facelifts. To see the full story, please visit: New Wallpaper Gallery Sections

Coming up:
There is a majorly cool competition in the pipelines that I'm trying to get a handle on. Keep 'em peeled guys, cos it's going to be HUGE. I'm so excited about it!

Daily Deviations:
Please keep sending me your DD suggestions! There are a lot of cool submissions in the wallpaper gallery and I'm sure that you lot would love to see more of them promoted!

I'm currently taking suggestions for the Vector Art gallery too, filling in temporarily whilst the post is empty. So send anything Vector related to me! (i must be a sucker for punishment ;))

Must see Art: Mutant's in the city


:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


If you still have not done one and have a hankering to make a little pixel piece, check out the Pixel Portrait Project. watchers states that he has near the 170 mark currently (which is grand!) but we could use some more (to, err, make it grander!). Deadline is January 18 to giveth in your face(s)!

DIP contest is still roll'n, roll'n.

Do not forget to send me pixel art related DD suggestions if you have any via note. If it's "wow!" or just borderline "eh!", relatively new or collecting digital dust: I'm still interested in anything I might have missed browsing around.


:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


Heya guys! The New Year is here and with it comes a new category, Culinary Arts! Here you can post all your items made mostly of edible media, whether they are a cake or an elaborate sugar sculpture, or even a gingerbread castle.

Please be sure to read all gallery descriptions fully before posting your art in Artisan Crafts, and ask me if you have any questions regarding where something should go.

Check out the second edition of the featured article, Strange But True: Food Gone Wild!

Keep the Daily Deviation suggestions coming!


Must See :X Men NightCrawler Kurt Plush


:iconminorkey: deviantART » Prose
MinorKey


Happy New Year to everyone, whether you've already celebrated, or are about to. :) I thought I'd start the new year by considering what prose is and where you should put it when you submit. This time around I'm looking at Journalism. Now firstly, this is an art site. That means the prose you submit to your gallery should be something you are happy to display to the world. Of course, your gallery is yours and different people have different levels of experience and ability. Some writing is not generally considered to be art. For example your
shopping list of the form you fill in to get a passport. Or your blog. A blog (weblog, or diary) does not fall into the category of 'deviation'.
That's what your journal is for if you choose to use it that way, or there are many sites that are specifically for blogging. The journalism category on dA is for deviations you might find in a newspaper or magazine and the usual rules of journalism apply. It is not for your diary entries: what you did yesterday, what your day at school was like, what you think about drugs, and so on. It is also not for those
interviews you fill in yourself. If you are just writing your thoughts down or answering a questionnaire you are not doing journalism. I would greatly appreciate your assistance in checking your gallery and removing non-journalistic deviations to your scraps (or elsewhere if appropriate).  As always, if you're not sure where your piece should be submitted, file a helpdesk note. If it's about prose it'll come straight to me, and I'll be happy to assist.




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A picture is worth a thousand words and photojournalism aims to tell stories through pictures that capture the decisive moments.  


ALIENATION, APATHY, ANONYMITY

Explore how humankind have become strangers in our own specially made world, how we are strangers to nature, to our past, to our biology, and how we've become strangers to each other.  Or maybe explore how we can combat this and show how some people find their way out of it again.  Pick one, two or three, but find your expression.  Don't be content with two snapshots of beggars; find the pain or the relief, or something else that defines 'it'. What does it mean to you to be alienated, apathetic, and anonymous?


First Place:  2005 World Press Photo book + print account*

the issue and the plug by Zenhead  Listen by Zenhead  Stop by Zenhead

  by Zenhead




Second Place: 1 year subscription to deviantArt + print account*

Crucifix by 43sunsets  Separated by 43sunsets  Man with Hood by 43sunsets
The homeless and the bank by 43sunsets  Alone in Subway by 43sunsets

by 43sunsets





Third Place:  6 month subscription to deviantArt + print account*

Street People in Guatemala by SMdesign  Street People in Guatemala 2 by SMdesign  Street People in Guatemala 3 by SMdesign

by SMdesign




* if deviant does not already have a print account. If the deviant has a print account, we will award it to the deviant of their choice OR add an extra year to their subscription.



Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated!  Winners will be contacted by Moonbeam13. </b>

The Judges:

:pointr: bzed
:pointr: cweeks
:pointr: garrit
:pointr: Moonbeam13
:pointr: serpentinekiss
:pointr: suzums
:pointr: skiphunt
:pointr: flumpie

Burning the candle

Fri Jan 20, 2006, 7:14 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
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When it rains it really does pour. I'm just the queen of idioms today.  I'm so burnt out this can only be done in point form or you're liable to get lost as I can't hold a thought long enough to form more than 4 sentences:

:bulletred: My grandmother is home from the hospital and she's very weak.  She has moments where she just looks defeated and she makes comments that make me nervous but then she snaps out of it.  I've taken the role of cheerleader... time is what is going to heal her and patience isn't necessarily a strong family trait ;)

:bulletred: I had the great pleasure of finally releasing the Megadeth Design Contest and I'm really excited about it ! More contests of this calibre in the future, mark my words.

:bulletred: Christmas is almost a month past and here's my update! heh wow the last few weeks have been freaky weird but anyhow I was spoiled! A few of the very cool things I received:
           - Atari Flashback that's right you xbox360 freaks I love Atari, more specifically breakout.. I'm in my glory!

           - a non-leather belt with a removable buckle from truth belts I love belt buckles and now I can go nuts.. so if you spot a funky belt buckle you think I might like, let me know about it!

          - Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super

         - a photography course with national geographic woot.

I'm spoiled, I know it.

That's about all I can muster out of my poor exhausted brain.  I'll be back in working order shortly I just need a recharge. Back with more exciting news soon!

Contests

:bulletgreen: Winterdream 2005 - deadline January 31st, 2005

:bulletgreen: Dreaming in Pixels - deadline February 1st, 2006


If you would like me to feature a deviantArt contest here please note me with the details.




IdeAS 2005


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
Support World AIDS Day

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Warning: Can contain Mature Content
Every other Tuesday, at least four Gallery Directors will select 5 of their favorite canvas 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 canvas 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!

Week 3: Sword & Sorcery


By blood or by bone

I will break the cursed black stone

My name yet unknown



My sword is razor

Dark magic will not stop me

I will take the throne



Sword and Sorcery harkens back to the old days and even older names. Who knew that Fritz Leiber’s wonderful stories about Ffahrd and the Grey Mouser greatly influenced authors like HP Lovecraft and created archetypes that last even until today. This week’s selections are those that are reminiscent of the fantastic fables of sword and sorcery from a time before the “fantasy” category became diluted and commercialized with the same elves and orcs we see today.


:iconrobert:  Prints Director robert's Picks

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:bigshop4017: :bigshop10714:




:iconrocksicle:  Icon Gallery Director rocksicle's Picks

:bigshop137887: :bigshop250029: :bigshop246080:
:bigshop246426: :bigshop107894:




:iconscottb:  Nude Photography Gallery Director scottb's Picks

:bigshop197850: :bigshop154206: :bigshop220898:
:bigshop189048: :bigshop200798:




:iconalyn:  Digital Art Gallery Director alyn's Picks

:bigshop253298: :bigshop172387: :bigshop121167:
:bigshop17227: :bigshop18890:




:iconbriteddy:  Anthro Gallery Director briteddy's Picks

:bigshop168097: :bigshop157841: :bigshop55254:
:bigshop212442: :bigshop221161:




:iconzilla774:  Wallpaper Gallery Director zilla774's Picks

:bigshop19345: :bigshop128229: :bigshop117072:
:bigshop126186: :bigshop104584:




:iconmoonbeam13:  Director, Artist Relations Moonbeam13's Picks

:bigshop108557: :bigshop200972: :bigshop12492:
:bigshop17049: :bigshop105146:





WEEK 4 THEME: Hot and Cold




                            



















  




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(Warning: Contains Mature Content. )

...lay true artists.
Often overlooked due to their symbols, it is my intention to bring to light the talented people you call Gallery Directors.  Thanks to Thunderstatement for choosing the thumbs to showcase.  Note: This is a repost as the original posting was bugged and not showing up properly, my apologies to those that commented.


^garrit - General Photography
^garrit is an artist gifted in not only spotting the beauty in nature, but also in capturing and retranslating it without losing any of the magic in the process.

flowing by garrit just sports by garrit lunch time by garrit
silence III by garrit GENESIS Edition I by garrit
insubstantial by garrit actinic light by garrit Genesis by garrit



^superkev - General Photography
Best known for his mastery of lighting and his superb portraits, his 'elemental' work is truly phenomenal and his travel photos are brilliant. This photographer connects with his subject and his spaces. His passion translates well through his images.
Kae Sun 2 by superkev Battleship Helsinki by superkev Orb by superkev
Nicole by superkev Together Forever by superkev Gothic Cheer by superkev
36 Weeks - Land of Creation by superkev Magnetewan - Wetland Portrait by superkev Jen Elemental by superkev



^hesitation - General Photography
Her travel photography surpasses most that I've seen  and she makes every location interesting and colorful. Whether it's a bench, a structure, or a crowd of people, you'll wish you were there too.
Belgian Deviation by hesitation Lunchtime Pattern by hesitation Paris after rain by hesitation
The Russian by hesitation Someone to Watch Over Me by hesitation Sundown by hesitation  
More Than I Can Stand by hesitation The Chosen Ones by hesitation Castle on Water by hesitation



^radiopooh - Stock Photography
Truly a free spirit, his work is easy-going and far from pretentious.  You can find a touch of his quirky humour in every piece and you'll easily come to understand that he learned long ago not to take life, or himself, too seriously.
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:bigthumb26419120: :bigthumb26263129: :bigthumb26256933:
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^scottb - Artistic Nude Photography
The nude form has long since been a muse for many artists but it takes a certain breed to ride that thin line between beauty and obscene.  His gallery is full of proof that he is a photographer that can find beauty in any form and does so with compassion and respect.  
RED BED V by scottb Serpent II by scottb ACROSS by scottb
BOOTS by scottb SANDSTONE X by scottb ANNE III by scottb
Maid Up by scottb Lie by scottb Apart by scottb



^serpentinekiss - Fetish Photography
Not only a gifted model, her work behind the lens as a photographer is truly inspiring. Her photography is alluring, sexy, provocative and tasteful. If you didn't have a fetish before you looked at her gallery, you will now.

Astral Dreaming by serpentinekiss



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Quick Update

Thu Jan 5, 2006, 4:11 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
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My grandmother's surgery was yesterday and instead of moving part of her lung, they have removed the whole thing.  She is in a tremendous amount of pain and she's scared.  She'll be in ICU for a couple of days before they move her into her room.

I am maintaining regular hours for the most part but I admit to being in a 'digesting' phase as I process what's going on right now.  So while I am here working, for the rest of the week I anticipate being rather reflective and to myself.  Should you require anything please note or email me as that will be the best method.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

:heart:

Contests

:bulletgreen: Doppleganger Photo Contest - deadline January 15th, 2006

:bulletgreen: Winterdream 2005 - deadline January 31st, 2005

:bulletgreen: Dreaming in Pixels - deadline February 1st, 2006


If you would like me to feature a deviantArt contest here please note me with the details.




IdeAS 2005


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
Support World AIDS Day

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  • Listening to: Only - Nine Inch Nails
      





A very happy new year to everyone here at Deviantart! As promised, here
are the results of the Christmas 2005 Skin Contest. Its been a while since
we had any skinning competitions, so it was a pleasure to see several
entries of skins for various applications. The contest was judged by none
other than nieman, a veteran deviant and skin aficionado.


1st Prize
:bigthumb26786146: - christmaswinamp by xIsoMetrix

A cute, neatly done homage to the immortal Santa Claus with classic
colors, basic shapes, and traditional decorations, all mixed cohesively
over a modern pallette made this skin stand out from the rest.

2nd Prize
A Deviant XMAS - dA Skinned by chaosmuse - A Deviant XMAS - dA by chaosmuse

Points to the artist for picking a more out-of-the-ordinary platform to
skin from, also for creating a great, lighter, classic colored skin for
the site. Clean and Christmasy was the theme here, and it was pulled off
tastily.

3rd Prize
A Charlie Brown Christmas Skin by luigihann - A Charlie Brown Christmas by luigihann

A tribute to one of my personal favorite movies that I always remembered
watching year after year growing up; this classic Winamp skin used various
character images and items effectively while not making it too gaudy to
use. A very soft and friendly skin to use.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all the other artists
who participated in the contest. The winners will be contacted shortly
regarding their prizes. Once again, have a great year!