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The Million Dollar Question

Fri Jul 7, 2006, 2:55 PM
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The question is here

What's your answer?



Ps. I'm sorry for the haphazard journals lately but I'm trying to put my life in order and keep my corner of dA nice and tidy :) Lots of stuff coming up and I'll do a proper update soon :)

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I'm Here for the Long Term by realitysquared I Support Policy by realitysquared# Help
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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.  







:icongarrit: selections by garrit
The Arcade 2 by BuckNutStairway To Heaven by dam-yanAllianz.Arena.4 by FelixToFehmarnsund Bruecke by MATT2k
:thumb30863159::thumb18971629::thumb23802899:Shot Tower by SMALLBROWNFISH


:iconsuperkev: selections by superkev
just fly by Fairy-Bluebird:thumb34824811::thumb30764508:castelsardo1 by enomis
Confined to this world by MadHatterVVVICouple 55 by mcrostie:thumb35489909:


:iconghouldaddy: selections by Ghouldaddy
waiting by exsoonE m o t i o n by Pey-Ip:thumb34317537::thumb34746852:
:thumb31010682:cheers heres to love by Serendipiti





:icontwosilverstars: selections by twosilverstars
lovers by PaintingKimDeadly Kiss by CatherineNodetNekobus by VannaraSylph by brigidashwood
Dawn Escapes the Night by faile35Reincarnation by MizuenzeruMaleducados-2006 by s-caruso2 faces of our world pt. 1 by Acrylicdreams


:iconzeruch: selections by zeruch
Holocaust Illustration by elmwoodadFantastic Typewriter by BlueBirdiedont touch by muskawo
:thumb30911024:Elephant by sarahcarterPoster - Minotaur by greyfleaanalogus by noua


:iconde-profundis: selections by De-Profundis
Self by alixroseSilly by fayfayfather: a portrait by pochbelmonteblow by neutralmilkmirell
:thumb34725248:autoretrato by aleferreroSelf Portrait by lusciouslook:thumb34425651:







:iconifrozenspiriti: selections by IfrozenspiritI
Highway Home
Shaun drew a face in the shifting dust, admired it for a moment, then scuffed it out with his feet as he got up. Mark said he'd be there, three o'clock at the most. He sighed. The caravan still had some water left, might as well finish it. He walked against the breeze, jeans stained with red dirt, feet making a scrabbling noise as he opened the caravan door and leant his weight on the ground while he bent over the seat and retrieved the esky. It still stank of old crab and salted ice from Hendrick's little trip up north. The water tasted a bit bitter from the ice, but what the hell. Two more hours in midsummer heat.
On the highway no one bothers where each other is going, because they are always heading where you're not, and close contact with strangers with no one else about for miles makes being outgoing difficult. Because names were never told. Shaun saw himself already home in Brisbane, asking Mum about the new washing machine and the competition she won it in. None of this shit wi
Change of AddressI was born and raised on an algae farm just North of the coast of Antarctica.  Well, that's our joke about it, anyway.  See, everything in the sea is North when you're looking from the coast of Antarctica.
Algae farms are actually floating cities.  Well, towns, anyway.  Each community owns everything they need.  We sell the algae to the mainland and that pays for our consumables.  That's our economy in a nutshell.  Each farm has its own way of dealing with things beneath that point.  In some, everyone owns an equal portion of everything and in others each person owns a share and has to work for more.  That's the kind of farm I lived on.  Only we had the Lottery.
It wasn't a lottery in the old sense of the word.  Well, other than the bit about matching the numbers to "win", it wasn't.  The Lottery was different.  For starters, it wasn't always good to win the Lottery.  There were always at least two prizes: the one you want and the one you wouldn't wish on anyone.  When I finally hit th
checkmate
His hands rested lightly on the keys, piano keys.
Stark black slapped almost barbarically on white; a seductive trail of dark sins marring would be perfection, lingering over a perfectly arched neck and tracing the hollow at one's throat, where soft white skin is found to be exposed and vulnerable.
He smiles, captivated by her pain- yes, sweet pain, the eventual root of his demise, the eradication of all the pieces of his soul. Her pain, captured in his eyes. His pain, reflected in hers. He could never tell whose was whose anymore- perhaps it was all hers… or all his. His soul was in pieces, each singular existence intricately woven into a tangled web of errant gossamer threads too thin to deduce one true colour- resembling nothing of the iridescence of transparency but neither mirroring the unfathomable black of his being, and certainly not white- white was always too innocent, too ghostly. The death pallor.
White was eternity, and black was hell. He knew this, thus he knew o
Road to MemphisI gave my last cigarette to John before he left.  He looked at me as I handed it to him, and he smiled his John smile and put his arm around my shoulders and said, "Lu, I'm in a world of trouble.  What am I gonna do with a cigarette?"  But he took it anyway.  He got on the bus and was gone before I could ask him just exactly where he thought he was going, which is John's way, anyway.
     When the bus pulled away, and after I had waved at John and then the bus moving off toward Memphis and then nothing for about ten minutes, I walked to my car, crawled in, and headed back to town.
     This town had been our home, mine and John's, for over three years.  When we moved here from, well, more westerly, we settled down in an old apartment that my uncle had rented to us for cheap, but John, being John, had found us something "infinitely better" and infinitely more expensive within the week.
The Science of SanityTechnicalities. Oh dear sweet technicalities.
They always had a rather bitter disposition and the slightest of tendencies to twist and twirl the preconceived boundaries of morality into a tangled web of obligations and cruelty. Perhaps it was for the best. The harsh raw nature of human confusion, even with their marring disabilities like their very inclination to urge the realization of stupidity, had its perks. For instance, without the blind rage and the many twisted logistics ripping away the very fabric of reality, how can we rely on the magical box of many colors to mold the young minds of the future into witless zombies who are bound to flutter away with their blissful anonymity? How can we surrender our souls to the ever flashy havens of consumerism with their alluring worlds of blinding lights and promises of a better tomorrow? How else do we fall into the trap of blessed indulgence with no second thought to consequence or any other like responsibilities which only look to stea
Stuff and Fluff
When I opened my eyes for the first time that night, the first thing I felt was a dull ache throughout my back. Who wouldn't be in pain after being stuffed in a bag for so long? But at the same time, I couldn't help but feel slightly giddy. I'd been waiting for this moment for so long. In reality, I knew it had only been a week, maybe two, since the first feelings of being crept into my mind, but it felt like ages. Little by little, I'd begun to feel more than just a sense of floating consciousness; paws, legs; it all slowly came into focus. And now it all had finally snapped into place. I wasn't just a group of detached limbs. I was complete.
I was alive.
In those first few days of consciousness I didn't question much. There were things I knew and there were things I didn't; I didn't bother with the hows or the whys. During the day, I learned to stay put, feign sleep. A head filled with fluff or not, I knew better than to let Her see me move. But during the night, when the first soft
Of War and ChocolateSomewhere above Charles's head, a lamp went on, painfully bright after the darkness. He closed his eyes and turned away from it, feeling the blood on his face going hard. He heard a step behind him, felt a hand on his shoulder. He wasn't afraid. He'd been hit too many times to be afraid any more. "So" a voice spoke, quiet and smooth, very close to his ear. "Would you like to help me save the world?" Charles shrugged, wriggling out from under the hand.
"Is that what they're calling these days?" he asked. The voice sighed.
"Well, I suppose you and I have a very different idea of what saving the world means." Charles laughed.
"I guess we do."
    The voice, or rather, the person who owned the voice, appeared in front of him. Alexander Xircese, The Cross part of the duo that called themselves The Cross and Serpent, looked exceptionally smart in his black uniform and polished silver buttons. Charles grinned at him. "You look nice today Alex." Alex clicked his heels, an a


:iconzebrazebrazebra: selections by zebrazebrazebra
Pollution
Pollution
   Somewhere beneath the rolling thunder of tires,
   the screeching breaks, the honks and beeps,
   beneath the cell phone jingles,
   the message alerts,
   the clak clak clak of bicycle spokes,
   beneath the endless chatter;
   the sighs, the yelps, the laughter.
   Even beneath the church bell
   that carries over the rooftops
   reminding us of the hour.
   Beneath it all, somewhere, there is silence.
   But, if we were to hear it
   we'd discover that silence is the loudest sound,
   a tidal wave of indifference.
   The black bird perched over the streets knows this,
   but as he opens his beak
   to sing me a song
   about the beauty of nothing
   a jet liner passes over head
   and his song is lost among the vibrating pools.
constancyconstancy:
to be spread out over white sheets
eyes wide awake
when afternoon knocks at my door, I will be
the picture of stability.
concrete hands, heart, frame
crumbling into an industrial skeleton
and wishing I was soft as broken soil,
the wind and water leaving bite marks at my edges.
it's five a.m.
and I feel
anything but human
universal undercoatstreamlining trough the objections life presents
the flower had a leaf but it repents
sunshine through thou darkness while we blend
the mixer destroys the suspect
hopping hop-hop
raining down with tone
it struck his mind with bedazzlement of
and grabs him out of cinema life
swimming on the checkered floor
splash-splash lick the platoon
fingers rushing through the unknown matrix of men
life by machine while the bird songs bend
ghost grass fling for the sarcastic wind
mumbling back pain eyesight on the swing
his name is clustered from surreal things
mind the oblivion of fascination the holocaust of nature
fly-fly cause what happened left
humbleness has reached a point of gloom halo
why not this parking lot?
broom-broom as she swings wildly into the horizontal
distortion of imagination, jack-in-the-box had some luck
feet spindle until air hides
we are to ask the narrator
no comment from the flower gallery
magnetic shadow finds no pole
drunken trolley is the only one to catch the sun
stitc
Symbols of Character.On top of (seven thousand) parentheses
a man paints; the tale of ellipses too insist
in him that strokes finish with colons
and commas, and never with a period:
continue, for ends only come with
blemish -almost in vanity- that marks
a finality of a tender world
; so quickly
begin and perish as gunshots to branch
of winged brackets and symbols; [only one
bleed deems the rest unworthy just as one
end condemns the colors to rest]
unstuck from oozing ellipses he can only ordain
an apostrophe to the being's form and string
such colors with beige twine; a man melts
dash and semicolon with burnt sienna
out of ears once plugged with asterisks
and clutter; his turpentine hand ends continuity
With a period.
:thumb34797286::thumb34267237: Dinner PoemI said, "We poets live pure
poetry," and we ate
a bad poem for dinner:
some mac' and cheese,
chicken, and peas
("give peas a chance!").
Amen.
World CupUpon a barren pitch bone dry
The ball it came to goal too high.
What happened next was not so grand;
He heads the ball there with his hand!
I recall keeper's dismay
As in the net the ball did lay.
'This can't be right,' the English howl,
'They've scored unjustly through a foul!'
Upon a field soft, lush and green
The best team England's ever seen,
In extra time hits bar and post,
Not scoring when it matters most.
I recall his desolation:
He'd not triumph for his nation.
The Englishmen, they cry 'Oh, fuck!
On penalties they have such luck.'
A slimy greasy pitch sponge-wet
Our man was fouled when through to get
A penalty, if one more yard
But his hacker got a yellow card.
I recall his disbelief,
When the hacker scored a goal. What grief!
The English wail with ruined pride,
'We haven't even qualified!'
Upon a field of clod and grass
Our man was dumped upon his arse.
To him the referee showed red
For kicking back a bit, it's said.
I recall his rueful grin.
To the changing rooms he was led i









:iconcamelhijackation: selections by camelhijackation
Metamorphisis by Rikudeuxincense by Meeellla:thumb34910221:
CHAOS by rccoHorses by PixelFreyaGrandmaster of Buttons by kveyeBirds Of Prey by S3BR4


:iconsmashmethod: selections by smashmethod
Hockey Helmet by adit1001Audi TT - Black n White by drewbrandsplash v2 by pixelpriesterarabesque visziul testing..... by silvereye
Crusader by ulyses:thumb31168389:Katana rendering 14 by MarcelloRupelliVolvo VT880 - Full Speed Ahead by Futurender



:icondamphyr: selections by damphyr
Rain Within and Without by NightsongWS. l a r a f a i r i e by SnoodleWhat a cock and bull story by JustBetsyCostumes
looking... by sb51075'As you wish' by DesdemoniaDemon Star by Kiriskabeautiful by twospoonsstudio



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A Pirates Life For Me

Sun Jul 2, 2006, 8:04 AM
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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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    My pirate name is:
    

  

    Iron Ethel Roberts
    

  
  

    A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you a tough person. Two things complete your pirate persona: style and swagger. Maybe a little too much swagger sometimes -- but who really cares?    Arr!
    

  Get your own pirate name from fidius.org.
  







I'm Here for the Long Term by realitysquared I Support Policy by realitysquared# Help
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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 13: Perpendicular Parallel

Two parallel lines

Never to touch each other

Alone but together

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Moving together

Briefly touching then leaving

Intersecting lines



:iconserpentinekiss:Fetish Gallery Director serpentinekiss' Picks
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:bigshop211291: :bigshop227546:


:iconsmashmethod:3-Dimensional Art Gallery Director smashmethod's Picks
:bigshop320937: :bigshop310147: :bigshop212561:
:bigshop196156: :bigshop261060:


:iconzilla774: Wallpaper Gallery Director zilla774's Picks
:bigshop194456: :bigshop227547: :bigshop289513:
:bigshop320030: :bigshop79347:



:iconrocksicle: Icon Gallery Director rocksicle's Picks
:bigshop334487: :bigshop236728: :bigshop332628:
:bigshop235357: :bigshop292891:


:iconradiopooh: Stock Gallery Director radioPooh's Picks
:bigshop293181: :bigshop76240: :bigshop164037:
:bigshop266601: :bigshop123717:


:iconmoonbeam13:Director, Artist Relations Moonbeam13's Picks
:bigshop61163: :bigshop86318: :bigshop234750:
:bigshop237289: :bigshop103347:







WEEK 14: Easy being Green

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
:bulletred: Week 10: Mystery and Enigma
:bulletred: Week 11: Smoke and Mirrors
:bulletred: Week 12: Dance of the Spheres

All Systems Go

Sun Jun 25, 2006, 7:30 PM
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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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I'm up, running and responding, all systems go.






I'm Here for the Long Term by realitysquared I Support Policy by realitysquared# Help
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Without Access

Tue Jun 20, 2006, 12:22 AM
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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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I will be without internet access for a bit, please bear with me.

Thank you.







I'm Here for the Long Term by realitysquared I Support Policy by realitysquared# Help
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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!


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?


:bulletred: I am saddened to announce the resignation of MPsai.  She made wonderful contributions to comics, cartoons and anime but unfortunately the outside world sometimes gets in the way.  We wish her the best in her future :heart:  

:bulletred: I see several people getting very upset, almost abusive, when this newsletter comes out and their gallery director hasn’t posted anything.  We need to address this.  Firstly, your gallery directors are volunteers and despite that seem to tirelessly put effort into maintaining the galleries.  Secondly, there isn’t always something for them to report on.  Everyone may not update every single time, but relax with the attitude please.  For those that do, or those that have something that came up once and log in to see themselves being berated for not posting.. it’s simply uncalled for and not something I’m willing to let you do to a fabulous group of volunteer staff.

:bulletred: I figured I would try this another way this week.  Please do NOT send me daily deviation suggestions.  I don’t post DD’s except for a rare occasion and that’s almost never a suggested piece.  Please send them to the gallery directors.

:bulletred: New faces will be arriving shortly, unfortunately I’m still in the paperwork processing phase but they are coming !

:bulletred: New contests are popping up all over the place and I know it’s hard to find them.  To solve this, I have added  a module to my journal to ease your pain and frustration.

: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


I'd like to do something a little bit different for this issue of the AR Newsletter. I want to issue a challenge to dA photographers. The challenge is simple: I want you to photograph something that is very familiar to you, but do it in a way that is completely new and fresh to your style. When I say familiar, I mean I want it to be something that is quite ordinary to you. For example, your home town, or your house, a member of your family, a pet, a significant other, even yourself. When I say new and fresh, I mean find a new perspective, a new technique, a new mood... anything that breaks you out of the habits you might already have established in your art, and works your creative muscles. This is not a contest. It's just a way to have some fun, and to learn a bit about your photographic style at the same time. I hope you take me up on the challenge. Good luck!

Gallery Highlights:
morning 047
spring is already here
velka fatra 2
together


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


Behind the lens The BTL Feature is back! #photographers is proud to present a new series of featured chats on the dAmn chat network in which deviantART users will have the opportunity to talk to some of the site's greatest photographical talents. The Behind the Lens series will allow you to question these great artists about their techniques and thoughts in relation to photography, their attitudes to process and how new advances might affect their work in the future - plus give you the chance to submit many more of your questions and really get inside the working mindset behind those beautiful images.

As the title might suggest you will get access behind the lens and valuable insight into how the photographs are produced, so gaining better understanding of the images from a process point of view as well as having the very obvious sight of an amazing finished product.

Our first guest will be londonxpress

The event will be Sunday 25th June, 4 pm NY time (click here for your local time) in <a href=chat.deviantart.com/chat/photo…">photographers



:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


After a long break I have decided to revive a popular Journal article of mine called The End and Back</b> which features bums and back photographs.

On another topic, the artistic nude sub-cat has many different styles of photographs. One of these styles that has had some stunning image submissions in the past few weeks is images of female beauty.

Gallery Highlights (WARNING MATURE CONTENT)
<a href="www.deviantart.com/view/347994…"Angelic
Kimone 2
Alina 06
Warm Memoirs


:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish Photography
serpentinekiss


Some Glamorous Highlights can be found here. These are my personal selections of some stand out pieces. They are from established and up-and-coming photographers & models alike. While they all may not be technically perfect, they do display interesting ideas, humour, sexiness and a good effort at making their image work. It's easy to forget that not everyone has the latest technology and know-how when it comes to image making, and this is a small attempt to highlight some great images from across the board.

There have been an increasing number of random snapshots appearing in the Fetish Gallery again. Please make sure you read the submission guidelines carefully regarding exactly what constitutes a fetish photo according to DA. Snapshots of feet, plainly clothed people out in public, and most alarmingly children, are not to be placed in this gallery. Be aware that these types of pictures will be moved to your scrap gallery without warning.

I constantly hear the complaint that this genre (and my features) is dominated by female models, and that is true. However, the reason for this is not my personal preference, but due to a lack of male models. This is not only true for DeviantArt, it is true for the genre as a whole and if we want this trend to shift, we have to do it ourselves!
We are the contemporary photographers of this field! No one can change history but we can change the course of the future!

So come on photographers, get those men in front of your lenses!!

In the meantime, enjoy a small selection that I managed to scrounge from the depths of the dungeons for you! Men in Fetish News Article

Gallery highlights:

My Fetish Diary - Fragment 2
heels
Crazy Horse - Print Offering
Beat Wave -Synth Regergitation


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


To all those people who suggest DD’s, your effort is appreciated. If your choice does not get selected please don’t take it personal and don’t give up ..it may have been just the way I was feeling that day. Also it helps if you do a write-up (the reason you think it makes a good DD). Keep in mind that I will only feature Stock DD’s that are ART first. Please forgive if I don’t write back to you – I get a little overwhelmed withnotes and it’s hard to respond to each one. Thanks to all the people who post good Stock Art – I love you and respect the work you do.


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal


Well, this month's 321 Skin Contest hasn't received too many entries, which is a tad disappointing. However, the prizes will be awarded as promised. Maybe what 321 needs is a revamp. I'm working on it right now, and I'd love some suggestions. Also, I've got an interview and artist feature planned for next week. Hope that works out, and if it does, maybe we could do a series. Cheerio!


:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


Life progresses as normal in the Wallpaper Gallery, so not much to say this week other than don't forget to make any gallery suggestions in the Make a Difference forum thread.

Also, I'm asking for any suggestions for new entries to a wallpaper FAQ that I'm compiling. To add a suggest to this, please check out the Wallpaper FAQ Suggestions thread.

Finally, don't forget to take a look at the weekly deviations feature available here: Wallpaper Gallery :Volume 42 - this week is the answer to Life, the Universe and EVERYTHING!


:iconage2003: deviantART » Flash
Age2003


Sup Flashers

What's new eh? Well as you no doubt have noticed the winners of the Flash Character Contest have recently been announced and so concludes the first official dA flash competition (that I know of anyway) but there will be more I promise you that. So please go and give NeoSlashott, ideacrea and FernandaFrick your congrats. :D

So what now? Well now it's time to finish this Flash Gallery Mantra, any feedback, views and thoughts will be fantastic. Just drop by this journal or note me.  :)

And a quick thank you to those who've sent me you DD Suggestions over the last few weeks, keep them coming! :D. Thanks for taking the time to read this short update, much appreciated.
:thanks:


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


Hey guys, not much to report this time around.  I suppose, as they say, no news is good news.  The only thing of mention really is the next up and coming contest for the 3d gallery.  With any luck, the proposal for it will be approved, and you'll be able to participate in it sometime soon, though maybe not before the next AR update.  In terms of prizes for a contest, which would you rather have: free prints of your favorite pieces of art, or subscriptions to deviantART? Of course, there are other options for prizes as well, but if you have to chose between those two, which would you pick?  Any feedback will help me when I draw up the proposal for the next contest.  That'll be all for today's update, take it easy.


:iconbleedsopretty: deviantART » Resources
bleedsopretty


_Resources

I am still working out on cleaning the gallery. It's pretty huge and there are a lot of missing files. I already sorted through and moved all the
fonts from 2004 with missing download files. If your font was moved to scraps, It's because the download file is missing. Please read the note that gets sent to you , If I move a file [that's obviously NOT a miscat] I always give a reason in the notice.

If your deviation has gotten moved and you don't know how to update the missing files: read this tutorial

I am trying to think of some new categories to put into the resources gallery. I have a few in mind but nothing is 100% yet. When I am 100% certain I will put them in, I will let you know. In the mean time I would love to hear any ideas or suggestions you guys have!

What new categories do you think would be helpful in locating things lost in the misc sections?

I am still taking name suggestions for the features article I want to start. Note me with your ideas  :)   There is a prize if your name gets used!



_deviantART Related

I've cleaned out a few categories already. Deviant Stamps, DA tutorials, and Deviant wear are cleaned up from all of the miscats.

Some of you might have noticed that we have a new category in there as well! deviantART photo trips! A big thank you goes out to JamesBardolph who
suggested it.

It's only been up for a week or so but I am already getting miscats. Please read the gallery descriptions before submitting into ANY gallery.



:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


Harro!

We had an awesome turnout at the first ever Artisan Crafts Community Meeting held on June 11! We discussed a lot of topics regarding Artisan
Crafts for two whole hours! You can find the log here.


We plan on making these meetings a regular thing, so please be sure to stay updated with all things Artisan Crafts by reading my updates in the AR Newsletter or watching for my new journals or news articles.

Next is a Critique Night on July 8, 2006. You can find the details here


I am not a Gallery Director for Traditional Art or Photography, so please keep that in mind when sending me Daily Deviation suggestions.


:iconyathosho: deviantART » Visualization Presets
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.

Lightning strikes twice from Hungary this week, have a look at these two diverse visuals.

Gallery Highlights:
commercialization of art pt 2
visualove



:iconlondonxpress: deviantART » Seniors
londonxpress


Within the DeviantART community, members such as splat, ZirTuan, ivyc, TheDevilMyself, inziladun, TrappedChild, and community groups such as WelcomeCenter have done much to highlight the importance of constructive criticism in regards to the development of not only the artist receiving the criticism, but the artist who leaves it. A well written analysis of a piece of artwork is a rewarding experience for all parties involved and helps us to develop not only our unique styles and creativity, but skill sets as well.

In continuing with the critique spirit that these individuals have created, CathieHeart and I ( londonxpress ) have done our best to promote a new browse tool that CathieHeart designed herself. This feature would allow artists to search for deviations which are seeking advanced critique within the main galleries.

Many deviants have complained about the quality of artwork on the website and the difficulties associated with browsing for deviations. ‘Quality’ is a very subjective term; we must not forget that the number of deviants has increased and that all artists need to start somewhere. Everyone needs the proper feedback in order to develop and discover their abilities – in order for that to happen we need to be there in order to provide the support they seek. The ability to leave constructive criticism is a keystone of the DeviantART community – by increasing the amount of constructive criticism you provide on a daily basis you will not only increase the long-term health of the website, but the quality of your interactive experience as well.

CathieHeart has proposed that a simple feature be added to the search tools on each main gallery page. Under the form of a simple drop-down menu, artists would have the ability to search for deviations based on the type of feedback desired (not a current option). If you enjoy classic portrait photography and would like to offer your feedback then you would be able to narrow the amount of deviations in that particular gallery by a significant amount.

Test



You can find additional information and a community discussion on this proposed feature within the Suggestion Forum;

New Browse Feature: browse by advanced critique welcome

DeviantART is a place to explore, interact, and learn. It is about art and the artists who create it. It is not about popularity or power struggles. Let us make the site as dynamic and community based as possible. Although as artists we may have come to DeviantART for different reasons, we all have a part to play in the health of the greater community. If you support the ideas presented above then there are several things that you can do;

1)      Spread these ideas amongst your friends – the more people that have access to this information the better.
2)      Talk to some of the members / communities mentioned above about how you can support the various comment revolutions throughout DeviantART.
3)      If you have ideas of your own don’t be afraid to share them. Small changes as to how the site operates can have large effects on how we interact with each other. hexentanz has written an excellent feature on how you can voice your site suggestions through the Helpdesk – the article can be found here
4)      Let the Helpdesk know that you would like quicker access to the work of deviants who seek advanced critique. It can be the idea mentioned in this article, or one of your own.
5)      Increase the amount of constructive feedback that you leave. It can be as simple as stating what you like about the piece – you don’t always need to worry about the technical aspects. By commenting more often you can set an example for others on the site!
6)      Bring your ideas and your support to the Artist Relations chat doom





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 12: Dance of the Spheres

My little round friend

Kick it, roll it, bounce bounce bounce

Cubes are so boring

- - -

Dance majestic spheres

Slow circles in the heavens

Love the blue marble


:iconserpentinekiss:Fetish Gallery Director serpentinekiss' Picks
:bigshop214666: :bigshop259530: :bigshop235220:
:bigshop304721: :bigshop197617:


:iconradiopooh:Stock Gallery Director radioPooh's Picks
:bigshop294884: :bigshop308193: :bigshop213765:
:bigshop22307: :bigshop71806:


:iconzilla774: Wallpaper Gallery Director zilla774's Picks
:bigshop240389: :bigshop103384: :bigshop228516:
:bigshop108952: :bigshop219461:


:iconmoonbeam13:Director, Artist Relations Moonbeam13's Picks
:bigshop28190: :bigshop167360: :bigshop82771:
:bigshop220273: :bigshop165824:







WEEK 13: Perpendicular Parallel

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
:bulletred: Week 10: Mystery and Enigma
:bulletred: <a href=news.deviantart.com/article/20…>Week 11: Smoke and Mirrors

Home again

Sun Jun 11, 2006, 8:30 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

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I'm home and playing extreme catch up with the hundreds of emails and notes so bear with me :)



It's nice to be back! :heart:







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Out of Office

Fri Jun 2, 2006, 5:35 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

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I will be in England untl June 10th.  Please expect a delay in any inquiries or issues sent during the time I am away and I will get back to you as soon as I can upon my return.



Everyone play nice in the box :heart:







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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: Read about the  Estop photography exhibition update <a href=news.deviantart.com/article/20…>here

:bulletred: When sending an inquiry to the helpdesk or via email about a particular image you wish to get rights to use pleeeeeeeeeease send the link to the image.  The chances that I’m going to know what you’re talking about out of 20 million deviations is slim to none.

:bulletred: I get notes and emails daily asking how to get noticed or to become a gallery director.  The answer to both is relatively the same, get involved in your communities.  Talk to the current gallery directors to find out how you can help contribute as a member of deviantART.  This is how you will get noticed and it is there that I will look t fill gallery director positions.

:bulletred: If you want to be considered for outside work, please set up an email address that you can display on your userpage.  I receive permission requests daily from the outside world and if your email address is not made public I have to try and contact you myself or try to forward their request to you.  Several times I’ve had these bounce back as the email addresses no longer work.  These are missed opportunities for you so get to love gmail 

:bulletred: There will be new gallery directors joining our ranks shortly I look forward to announcing them :party:

:bulletred: New contests are popping up all over the place and I know it’s hard to find them.  To solve this, I have added  a module to my journal to ease your pain and frustration.

: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: If you are currently working in the art or movie industry I’d love to hear about you and what you do.  Please email a bio or other pertinent information to moonbeam13@deviantart.com

: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?



I will be out of the country from June 3rd until June 10th, so expect a delay in response but I will get back to you upon my return


:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


We're considering a big change to the main photography categories. The change would eliminate the distinction between commercial, photojournalism and art photography, and just put everything under the photography banner.

The change would recognize that just because something is photojournalistic or commercial, doesn't mean that it can't be artistic as well. As a photographer who sometimes sells his artistic pieces as commercial, and tries to make his commercial photography artistic, this makes a lot of sense to me. On the other hand, some people like to make the distinction between these major types of photography. What do you think? Please weigh in with this poll.

Also, as you might have read earlier, we're putting together a "mantra" document to guide the photography gallery of deviantART. Have a look at this journal and make your contribution to the future of photography on dA.


:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish Photography
serpentinekiss


The latest interview in our series with Fetish and Glamour photographers and models, is our very own kentsoul and you can read this informative article here More than the usual mundane questions you see in interviews with photographers, we dig a little deeper to get an intimate glimpse at how he ticks, his love affair (hell, obsession) with vintage cameras, his passion for his craft and some useful advice for up and coming erotic photographers. Well worth a read.

Gallery Highlights:
She asked for it by Aaron-Hawks
untitled by johnnyflamethrower
mistress fur by Akashaqueen
hoods by steeneeweenee


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


Art that is Stock

It’s not uncommon to see well meant statements after I post a good Stock Art picture as a Daily Deviation

Such as:

Wow, this is really beautiful. This is more than just a stock

How could you possibly use this as a stock photo?? It’s so beautiful on its own!!

This is beyond a stock pic, it should be framed and hung on the wall as an art photo!! Congrats on the DD!!

I love this pic it shouldn't be a stock...

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

Which is meant to make the Stock Artist feel great about their posted Stock Art

But I assure you they already know what they are posting is good ART and also realize they could have posted in one of the many other great categories on deviantART with equal success but have made the decision to post in Stock because they want to give to the community and see how their Art is used

Stock Art is not a less than category .. It’s not meant as a dump for scraps, unwanted pictures, family and friends snapshots or 1000 webcam pictures of your self in your bathroom making faces in the mirror ..

It is the place for good ART that is at least 600 x 600 and contains a usable image that has value –

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

I’m going to start leaving a comment on the other DD’s that says

This is a GREAT Piece of ART – It should be Stock



  :iconnighty: deviantART » Digital Art » Photomanipulation
nighty


C A T E G O R I E S

Recently I got many suggestions for new photomanip categories that people would like to be added. So before the next category update it would be great to get some more feedback from you guys on this topic:


At the moment the categories are as follow:

# Abstract
# Animals
#Conceptual
# Dark
#Emotional
# Fantasy
#Humourous
#Landscapes & Scenery
# Macabre &Horror
#Miscellaneous
# People
#Political
# Pop Art
# Sci-Fi
# Surreal


So what do you think:
- Are you happy with the categories at the moment ?
- What could be improved ?




C O N T E S T S

For all contest lovers: there are lots of contests running at the moment in photomanip land.
Here's a short list with contests :

:bulletred: 36 contest by lockstock
Closes June 13th


:bulletred: Demons and Wonders by Eireen
Closes June 30th


:bulletred: Surreal competition by AttempteStock
Closes June 20th


:bulletred: Fantasy Contest by anaRasha
Closes June 30th



:bulletred: Myths/Legends/Fairytales by cookiekitty-stock
Closes June 15th


:bulletred: Darklight by pyerflystock
Closes June 28th



G A L L E R Y  H I G H L I G H T S

I Believe by LadyTitia
Butterflies by inta
Rose Red by Foxfires
The other Side of Darkness by miss69
Beautifully Human by DWilsonArtCreations


:iconaeires: deviantART » Digital Art
Aeires


Fractal

The One Fractal Summer contest is up and running.  If you want to take part of the first official DeviantArt fractal contest, you have till the end of this month to create your entry piece.  If there are any questions, please send me a note so I can help you clarify any concerns you might have.


Misc.

The Miscellaneous gallery is a great source of digital goodness when it comes to talented artwork.  By definition, this gallery is for art that doesn't exactly fall under the other digital galleries definitions properly.  The sub-galleries of this section are very similar to the other digital sections but they are not meant to be a duplicate of any other digital gallery.  A good rule of thumb is art placed in this main area should be of a mixed media creation process.  For example, an artist does a pure render using a 3 dimensional program but does a large dose of post work on the image by using brushing and painting techniques.  The end result is an image that is a byproduct of two distinct art mediums so it doesn't properly fit into either the 3D or the Painting gallery.  This is were the Misc gallery comes into play, offering the artist a perfect place to submit difficult to classify artwork.

The Misc gallery is not a place to submit art to that clearly fits into
one of the other main digital galleries.  For example, a photograph that has been clearly manipulated using the traditional photomanip techniques should not be posted to this gallery, it belongs in the Photomanipulation gallery.  Photographs that have only brightness adjustments are another example of a piece of art that should not be posted to the Misc gallery.  I think it's a human element to think of this section as a dumping ground when the word "misc" is mentioned.  In reality, some of the best art created by the most talented people are
found within the Misc galleries.  I propose we start to view this section as a Mixed Media gallery and take pride in these sub-galleries just as much as we do with our other digital galleries.  If you have any questions or concerns about this, drop me a note and we can discuss this friendly about how to make this the great gallery it deserves to be.


Gallery Highlights:

Stormbringer
Crystalline
Necrowarrior F


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal


Wazza! First off, I'd like to let everyone know that the submission process for the 321 Skin Contest has been fixed (thanks, danie!), so you can go ahead and send in your stuff. Besides this, the S&T Gallery is going to host a journal graphics contest from next week for our new group on DA, so get ready to get cracking! Also, I'm glad that our fine skinners have begun working on tons of new original themes, check out the gallery for some treats!

Gallery Highlights:
aerial Player 1.0 by danioc
Sincerity II by mattnagy



:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


First off this time I need to discuss some important issues. Not the most pleasant part of my duties, but important none the less.

Pornographic Images
As realitysquared has mentioned many many times, wallpapers with ANY pornographic content, whether that be photographic or painted or anime or whatever, are NOT allowed on deviantART. Failure to recognise the submission rules will result in your work being deleted and your gallery reported.

FAQ #12: deviantART doesn't allow 'Hate Art', 'Hate Speech' or 'Hate Propaganda', what is this?

Googled Images
There has been a rise recently of submissions featuring celebrity images in the wallpaper gallery. The excuse or justification of 'I found it on google' is not valid. Such images break our copyright rules and will be removed.

FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?


Ok, so that's the nasty bit out of the way. Seriously though, make my day that bit brighter by not submitting works with either in and you will save me hours each day in reports to the lovely CEA people.

Make a difference!

Don't forget to make your voice heard in the wallpaper gallery and post any suggestions here:

Make a difference!

Daily Deviations
Keep sending your daily deviation suggestions in to me, we've had some excellent suggestions recently. Keep up the good work!

Wallpaper Features
Some of you may not realise that I run weekly news items featuring the best and most interesting wallpapers from the past seven days. Check 'em out here:

Wallpaper Gallery



:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


The Doll Gallery Icon contest is now closed. rocksicle and I will have a meeting of the minds, harmonize on the winners -- if there's a quarrel, an obligatory Jenga session will take place to clear it up -- and have the article posted in a bit. Stay tuned to the news or my journal!

Thank you to those who continue to report miscats in the gallery. Starting to get through those more systematically since my Spring semester ended and will continue to do so. Same goes for the sweet DD suggestions: great work digg'n 'em out!


Gallery Highlights:
Pixel - Charms
Locke s Bandana
-The ultimate maze-
Chocolate covered cheese sushi



:iconage2003: deviantART » Flash
Age2003


Hey Flashers!

Only a small update but don't worry I haven't forgetten about the Flash Character Contest - the long awaited results will be announced very soon.

In the meantime if you're a user of the Flash gallery please check out my latest journal as I need your help and feedback on a large project in the works. :plotting:

That's about it for now. :)



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


Not much to report this time around, other than there is going to be a new contest in the works sometime soon.  Also, I would like to stress that photos of people, while they are 3-dimensional, are not the proper type of submissions for the 3d gallery.  3-dimensional renderings from a 3d modeling application, not photographs, should be submitted to this gallery.  So if you're getting a lot of notes saying your deviations were relocated, that's probably why.  Keep the fine DD suggestions coming in, and I'll be sure to try and reply if your choice was approved for a DD.  Keep the wheels greased and rolling, that'll be all.


:iconbleedsopretty: deviantART » Resources
bleedsopretty


As most of you have probably noticed, GDs all over deviantArt have been asking deviants for their take on the gallery they look after. With your help, we'll be creating 'mantra' documents - descriptions of what our galleries are all about, which will also include your stories and insights [authors shall be credited of course :)]

So what does the Resource gallery mean to you? Stories about how you got started, how it feels to share resources with people and see them make their artwork from it; anything you have to say about the Resource gallery would be considered for inclusion into the final document.

This is a great chance for you guys to get involved and help shape a part of deviantART. Make some noise and let everyone know, send notes to friends and let them know what all us gallery directors are up to :D

Just a reminder - If your deviations get moved to a different category there is no need to get all upset and insane about it. They were moved for a reason. I've been running into this problem the past few weeks. I have been cleaning out some categories and the second I move something that doesn't belong, people flip out and try to fight about it because some of the same miscats remain in the gallery. All violations//miscats will be handled. The gallery is huge so it might take awhile to get to them, but they will be taken care of.

I am working on a gallery highlights article that will be posted bi-weekly. I can't give out too many details just yet, but keep an eye out for it! You won't be disappointed ! Er..at least I hope not ;P

I need a name for the gallery highlights article! I want something simple yet catchy. I've decided to run a small article naming contest. If your name gets used you will win a six month subscription! I don't have any real rules, just make sure your name relates to resources in someway. You can send me as many name ideas as you want, Just note me with the subject line 'name contest'.

I need some DD suggestions!! I also take suggestions for the DA related category as well.

_Daily Deviation Guidelines

_Do NOT suggest your own artwork

_Only suggest things from the Resources//DA Related galleries

_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


We are pleased to announce our winner of the From Trash To Treasure contest, tassou who won with his beautiful piece FishEye! Please keep an eye out for upcoming competitions and articles on the traditional page, and drop by #traditional for a chat!



:iconimperfect: deviantART » Poetry and Prose
imperfect


There are lots of exciting things coming up for the literaure community in the next few months and we're hoping to much more information for everyone in the next newsletter!

In the meantime check out PoetryPlease and ProsePlease. These two groups offer lots of resources for writers and you can frequently find coshdaddy and I in their dAmn chatrooms offering critique :)





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!
<div align="center"

:pointr: Week 11: Smoke and Mirrors

Abracadabra!

Now you see it, now you don’t.

Houdini laughed last.

---

Reflections reveal

Brutal truth or twisted lies

Oh, mirror mirror!

:iconsmashmethod: 3-Dimensional Art Gallery Director smashmethod's Picks
:bigshop318460: :bigshop313679: :bigshop300765:
:bigshop287398: :bigshop207417:



:iconserpentinekiss:Fetish Gallery Director serpentinekiss' Picks
:bigshop193145: :bigshop198485: :bigshop249173:
:bigshop308381: :bigshop275808:



:iconbleedsopretty: Resources Gallery Director bleedsopretty's Picks
:bigshop324275: :bigshop322505: :bigshop327725:
:bigshop312086: :bigshop327097:


:iconradiopooh:Stock Gallery Director radioPooh's Picks
:bigshop306599: :bigshop52393: :bigshop262634:
:bigshop237182: :bigshop33266:


:iconmoonbeam13: Director, Artist Relations Moonbeam13's Picks
:bigshop301237: :bigshop155727: :bigshop12279:
:bigshop262634: :bigshop100671:




WEEK 12: Dance of the Spheres

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
:bulletred: Week 10: Mystery and Enigma

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.  







:icongarrit: selections by garrit
:thumb32434801:Philosophical by frida-vl:thumb31925746::thumb23624905:
Millennium by smalasussieTurning For Attention by Uusilehto:thumb27551188:


:iconsuperkev: selections by superkev
:thumb33647673:kitchen-range by NoDatePiazza Farnese by minotauro9
men1 by D3nde:thumb27573351:Vela Via by Kerridwyn:thumb33761263:


:iconghouldaddy: selections by Ghouldaddy
:thumb28994720::thumb33646269:S I L E N C E by MultiSpeedKing:thumb33645873:
:thumb23184492:pouting. by futurowomangrocery monster by claytes





:icontwosilverstars: selections by twosilverstars
Curse of Arastold by Ironshod:thumb31667146:The Queen Bee by felixxkatt:thumb32481205:
Cat's eye by SassisNatural Selection by bluealarisDiamond Meadow by chinupThe jantra pot a partial by jlof


:iconzeruch: selections by zeruch
:thumb18258943:Murder Lincoln Station No. 5 by dcrowJust A F in the Shower by kerenweezerPp by happyspleen
:thumb31240839:Cupcakes Make Better Ninjas 2 by Lou-Pimentelmy drawing3 by wangust:thumb32338855:


:iconde-profundis: selections by De-Profundis
Lost by Adelaidafidelity by apechute:thumb33773383:everything at his time by Ataisa
:thumb33669376::thumb33608389:Brighid by celticseaturtleSude by sefkatislegen







:iconifrozenspiriti: selections by IfrozenspiritI
Coffee and Bubble-gumThe spotlight flickered, trembled, like a pale, neurotic moth in a flame. Dimmed for a moment as the hidden crew adjusted the intensity and positioning, then settled comfortably down to watch, like another member of the audience.
She shifted her weight from foot to foot nervously as she stared into the light like a cornered criminal or a moments-from-roadkill frightened doe. She was wearing sleek black heels, kind of strappy but with thick soles. They clunked on the wood of the stage in nervous taps, the sound floating over the audience heavily with every clump and shuffle of papers.
Just do it, already.
Somewhere in the back someone was chewing gum, smacking loudly. A cough from the darkness to the right. The spotlight flickered. The auditorium was hollow in the blackness, except for the sharp circle of light illuminating the crimson velvet curtains just behind the lone girl trembling on the stage. The audience watched.
Feet up on the chairs, someone stomping down the aisle wit
the bird at the end of...
I awoke to a lonesome horn on my black eternity.  Memory pounds through the
thousand-year nothing, charges on black hoof, neighs the grey sky.  The rider is a
saint bearing rain, with richness for all the muted voices.  The green leaves sing of
their life out of the glare of the sun and unshed winter leaves shout of their death in
the bleakscape.  The shy, spongy lisp of redwoods and sequoia finds eloquence,
writing speeches, commanding the imagination of a nation.  Lilies shed all their
respectable poetic significance, and are again singing children in white summer
dresses and sway, as droplets run and swing and cannonball off their waxy petals.  
Even the veiled hills become more romantic, more distant, less populated in the
rain.  Nothing in the world is more romantic than the distant and the empty, except
perhaps lovers in lovemaking.  
Oh, those hills.  
Part I
The mists of
Dream Sequence: BDream Sequence: B
The second round of bullets flashed past my head like voracious stinging insects, leaving my ears ringing in their wake.  I hit the deck hard, trying to roll skillfully out of the fall but mostly ending up sprawled awkwardly across the deck instead.  The pain in my left leg was terrifying.  Damn it.  That first shot had to have struck bone.  
A stairwell opened up on my right; I was almost sure that it had been there all along, and I was one hundred percent sure that if I could just roll in there, they would pass me by.  I managed to drag myself over to the top of the stair and see just how high it was.  Through all the chaos, through the pain of being shot, through the shouting of voices I managed only one calm, collected thought:  this stairwell was much higher than the stairs on a train had any right to be.  
The sounds of pursuit grew behind me, drowning out the rumble and rhythmic thrumming of the train's engines.  I pulled myself over the edge to go tumbling dow
The Hours
The road took her in. Radiohead filtered through busted speakers and played the soundtrack of her life. Tints of a smile highlighted her face in the lime ambience light of the control panel. 2.30am was her favorite time, especially when spent on the road. The occasional pair of lonely headlights wandered into her vision for five minutes at the most and then passed. She loved the dance; they were two strangers sharing the deserted expanse of the highway, sharing the secrets of the dark. Night drowned the scenery and she was floating. The yellow reflectors on the road reminded her of a landing strip which was one more reason to love driving at this normally forsaken time. Every now and then she would slip under a spell of sulfur street lights marking some exit. When she'd escaped unnoticed, she would look over to make sure her passenger had not been disturbed by them. The sleeping companion stifled a moan every now and then, dreaming of some unknown fantasy.
They were on their way to whe
Neither Here Noir There
Beauty is the end.
Never you forget that.  Beauty is the end.  I mean, look at an A-bomb.  A mushroom cloud, eh?  You ever see anything so beautiful in all your life?  Shit, I haven't.  Damned things bloom like flowers, but what comes of it?  A smoking crater ten miles wide, a nuclear wasteland that nobody and nothing can't live in for a thousand years.
Yeah, beauty is the very goddamned end.
Oh, you don't believe me?  Think I'm jerking you around?
Well, shit, I don't blame you.  Skepticism's a fine trait, especially when someone only gives you one lame ass example. Hell, I'm a skeptic too, it being kind of a given for this line of work.  Here I am the one telling you this, and I know if the roles where reversed, I'd think I was full of shit, too.  But I tell you something else.   When someone speaks the truth, when they stop talking out of their ass for a second
Margot in Pieces
I'm meant to be a writer, say I, but my mother doesn't understand. She stands over me and my tiny room, towering like a giant. She is the birth beast, the originator, she gave birth to me, and yes, she could kill me too, no jury would convict her. But then with imagery like that, perhaps I'm not quite the writer I claim to be.
               Writing won't pay your bills, Margot. Writing won't get you married. Writing won't feed your family. She says this in a warning tone, the type mothers always use when they want to appear benevolently concerned, or at least hiding the self-loathing at having created the worthless beings they call children.
               No, but writing will save my soul, I want to shout back at her, but it doesn't scan well, the words aren't enough, they need to be reconsidered, rewritten, reedited, perhaps double-lin
Fiddlers FootThe Fiddler's Foot
The scent of overripe lime, with an edge of musk. Mike was taken aback. The other smells, of greasy bodies, unwashed facial hair and old old shoes, those were predictable. Levellers gigs often attracted new-age types, along with a body of students of which Mike had, until three years ago, been a member. The students, at least, tended to use deodorant. But not that fragrance.
The venue was as dilapidated as it had been when a younger Mike had come here with likeminded friends at weekends, determined to escape the pop-filled mix of the campus nightclub. He was glad to see it hadn't changed, with the peeling blue paint and the busted lights above the bar that had been that way since the day it had opened. It was a small venue, rectangular in shape (though he swore that the longer walls were curved), with a narrow passage leading past the bar to a green room full of silver foldable seats and black tables. The stage itself had been constructed out of metre high wooden fra


:iconzebrazebrazebra: selections by zebrazebrazebra
napoleon at sevenan old guitarist sitting
on a watercolor hill,
plucking on six strings absent.
two halves of breasts running near
under van gogh's starry night,
under black-white guernica.
everything in all jigsaws,
everything in trepid cubes.
a girl before a mirror
with violin and guitar,
sitting with three musicians
and a woman with her book,
stippling all realities
of intangible maternity.
hours yielding from dalí's clock,
minutes sub-the alchemist
like rain, like raining, like rained—
portraits wilt with abstract smiles.
clear sfumato, oh still life,
napoleon at seven.
:thumb33093650: Curling From My Toes
There's a poem  
c u r l i n g  from my toes
about the way they long to               row
                                                           through
                                                     your
                     
:thumb25135203:
home-called placesI
a return to those home-called places
which used to be european and small
and now are
you
under my fingertips, beneath my reading light
you lie concave as a valley, no! you lie
rushing forth!
and you tease me to dip
first toes then foot then breath then whole
II
a return to those lie-in spaces, a return to my
walkable wombs
to the day you conceived me, gently, painted
flesh onto bones
and you wove skin for me in layers
III
a return to those
waiting
places:
your body
I walk on child-sized feet, your body I walk
on naked soles
Keeping the Faith
at the leaf tip
each little snail
bows to the sun
:thumb32692570:


:iconpinkymccoversong: selections by PinkyMcCoversong
Two-Oh-Clock*
We stand (and the miles worth every
procreation of a beginning curling toes
in the middle or an expression the color
of burnt orange, the tongue
suffocation like plastic, not together
but there was a 'click-shut and snap' that
we knew meant something stronger could last,
and then crumble, there was
no difference when your heart beat shook
hundred story buildings to bridge-line
shadows, the hairline of astonishment
flickering like lovers would be laughing) hand-in-hand.
*
:thumb29118317: a sink full of cutleryfill the lungs
              with fever
           or with fire
the clouds are never really sure.
But I will choke down
one or six or ten
and promise I'll quit
by the time
snow's been.
And I'll
         day       dream
of skipping town
by  
       roadway
or train car...
but those means can always be caught,
hook, line, and sinker;
I'm sinking
         on       the      rocks.
Another round
to dull the bruise;
yellow means it's healing.
but yield's always uncouth.
it's rude and raw
like the teeth that pelted
                     
:thumb33645281:
Undefined RetrospectionBehind the inner eye – A whistle.
     Of dejected familiarity.
Labors at the last fond memory.
     Taken aback once – Flashing.
Veritable winds mask malodor.
     And those oculi so confidently portray.
     A frail demeanor, just bordering the edge.
Trodden on the irony of.
     Certain circumstances retained ambiguous.
focusso ev'ry thought that i have had
hangs from cell to cell to cell -
and concentration is, i think,
a memory - i cannot tell.
Places God Wouldn't Walklong long ago
when the sycamores were young
I dreamt of collaboration
with an unknowable divine
but i didn't amount in the end
to a single little thing
one secret in ten
would get me found out
no genius in this youth
no friends when i was truly alone
& my mother would hold me
till she'd rocked me to sleep
& I envied the paupers
with their beautiful eyes
they taught me to sing
but they left me, somehow
I followed their footsteps
but never got no where
I've got a road map with the secret
to serenity in your soul
they tell me it's god
who grants it to us
but I've found my serenity
in places god wouldnt walk
I got no proposals,
only red wine & time
no vagabonds to preach
the troubles of my soul away
I'm lying in my serenity
beneath the beat of my heart
I know my spirit is caught up somewhere
overalls blowing in the breeze
or my sleeve caught on the fence post
it's taking its time
the long way around
till it comes to find me
lying in my serenity
beneath the beat of your heart.









:iconcamelhijackation: selections by camelhijackation
Fifty Flash by ratscapeAttackAttackAttack! by JedrejAllure by Manshidefeated heroes by 7grims
Painting, line of Alrob by biotechbob:thumb33657127:Flow. by Hoaders997 GT3 by PORSCHER


:iconsmashmethod: selections by smashmethod
DETAIL WORKMANSHIP by iyucelChess Final by R4PTOR-89Zeppelin by jbdesignThe future of the Evo by Alienmatos
To the rhythm of the war drums by kvdoYukon GMC by adit1001ENGINE by EverydayParadiseaudiotone discman by afumado



:icondamphyr: selections by damphyr
:thumb33009613::thumb32697503:Hanami by silvair
Ayling - Portada by ChiisaPolar Bear on Vacation by iANARmess 'iamsuch' by vestrit:thumb33857923:



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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: “Mantras” you may have heard about these documents in various journals of our glorious Gallery Directors.  If you haven’t, then get on board and throw the GD for your gallery on watch and get your opinions out there.  Help us define your galleries!

:bulletred: New contests are popping up all over the place and I know it’s hard to find them.  To solve this, I have added  a module to my journal to ease your pain and frustration.

: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 is over and prizes are being distributed.  If you’re a winner please continue to be patient it’s almost over.  

:bulletred: If you are currently working in the art industry I’d love to hear about you and what you do.  Please email a bio or other pertinent information to moonbeam13@deviantart.com

: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


On the topic of new categories, we are occasionally asked to add technique-based categories like Macro or Film or Digital to the list. The reason we don't and won't do this is because the dA photography categories are subject-based. Having both subject and technique-based categories would create a lot of confusion, because it would multiply the number of categories into which a photo could fit.

Subject-based categories also tend to be broader and more enduring than technique-based ones. For example, the "Portraits" will be around forever, but "Ring Flash" may fall out of style eventually and not get used anymore. We don't want a profusion of obsolete categories confusing the already long submission process.

There are some "legacy" technique-based categories, like "Darkroom," but those are from the old days before we had a policy.

If you wish to add information about the techniques used in your photo, please add some keywords to your submission, or write something in the description. The ever-improving dA search function catalogues these things, and will make it easier to find your photo when people search for those terms.

There are lots of ways to get involved in the photography community on dA: commenting, submitting photos, chatting in dAmn, and of course, there is the photography forum. There's plenty of great conversations going on in there, and it's a good way to meet some people who really know what they're talking about. Some of my favorite threads right now:


Anyway, you get the picture. There are plenty more. Go check it out.


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


Closeup categories are coming back ...

I will add soon:
Animals, Plants & Nature -> Waterscapes -> Closeup
Animals, Plants & Nature -> Flowers & Plants -> Closeup
Animals, Plants & Nature -> Wild Animals -> Closeup
Animals, Plants & Nature -> Domesticated Animals -> Closeup

Additions & Suggestions & Complaints? Thanks for your input.

--------------------------------

Animals, Plants & Nature photography mantra

I'm going to be compiling a document about what the Animals, Plants & Nature is about. What drives it's artists; What forms it has, and will continue to take on; What draws people to Animals, Plants & Nature photography; What it means to the artist; What it means to the viewer, and so on.

This document is intended to be written by the community, to represent  the community: So I need your support and ideas. Please visit   this journal> and let your ideas flow ...

[NOTE: You don’t need to be an excellent writer, or a writer at all... just leave any ideas you have, and I'll end up writing the whole document. The document will be part of the category system in the future.]

For the best input -> 3x 3 months sub

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Contests:

- The dA Animals, Plants & Nature Photography Contest will start in the near  future
- The 7 Deadly Sins Photography Contest started.



:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


The number of Daily Deviation suggestions being sent my way seems to be
increasing which is great. A couple of things to keep in mind when
sending suggestions to me in particular are described below.

Please keep in mind that as the Artistic Nude photography Gallery
Director, if you send me a suggestion from a different art category it
is very unlikely to result in a Daily Deviation. Only occasionally do I
feature other photography categories so please remember to send your
suggestions to the right dA staff member. For photography, the relevant
staff are:

:bulletred: hesitation - Photography

:bulletred: superkev - Photography

:bulletred: garrit - Animals, Plants and Nature Photography

:bulletred: serpentinekiss - Fetish Photography

:bulletred: scottb - Nude Photography

:bulletred: radioPooh - Stock


The other item that I wish to discuss is the method of sending me a
Daily Deviation suggestion. You will be more likely to have your
suggestion chosen as a Daily Deviation if you follow these simple things:

:bulletred: Send me a note with a link to both the deviation being
suggested and the deviant

:bulletred: Only send one suggestion at a time.

:bulletred: Notes with multiple suggestions will generally be ignored.

:bulletred: Try to suggest deviants who are not well known and could do
with the publicity.

:bulletred: Suggestions of popular deviants who have had one or more
past Daily Deviation are more likely to be ignored.

:bulletred: That does not mean that a popular deviants can never get a
Daily Deviation, just that it will only be occasionally, generally with
months in between.

:bulletred: Suggestions of deviants who have had a recent Daily
Deviation are likely to be ignored.

:bulletred: Suggestions of deviants who have had a Daily Deviation in
the previous 4 weeks will be ignored.

:bulletred: And lastly, but certainly not least important, please
include a short write-up to go with your Daily Deviation suggestion. If
you do this then your chances of it being chosen as a Daily Deviation
are much greater.


Happy suggesting!


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


Getting DD suggestions for Stock Art is always appreciated and it’s nice to see Artist appreciating other Artist and calling attention to their works.

Special mention goes to

:iconauralis-stock: auralis-stock
:iconblackdove-stock: BlackDove-stock
:iconchaoticgoddess: ChaoticGoddess
:icondelightfulstock: DelightfulStock
:icondella-stock: Della-Stock
:iconeikoweb: eikoweb
:iconlucias-stock: lucias-stock
:iconmonicamarinho: MonicaMarinho
:iconmoonlitdreamer-stock: moonlitdreamer-stock
:iconoibyrd: oibyrd
:iconrachastock: Rachastock

Who have on more than one occasion have dazzled me with their consistent good choices.

Please check out their galleries since they have proven already to have a good eye for Stock Art.


  :iconnighty: deviantART » Digital Art » Photomanipulation
nighty


I want to use this opportunity to share some ongoing and upcoming events with you :


:pointr: Interviews
After the success of the first interview with `nebu, there is a new one in the making. The next featured artist you can read all about will be miskis.

Also if you have any suggestion on who you would like to see in upcoming interviews, please send me a note.


:pointr: Elements Contest
Brought to you by shyble-stock and textureific.
Wind, water, earth and fire are the four main elements to which our lives revolve around, here is your chance to create a photomanipulation with one of those elements as your main subject!!

For more information on how to participate, check this news article

Gallery Highlights:
As Only Time Can Tell
Where apples grow
nowhere 2.
...18-close to home
The Essence of a Butterfly
Trembling Prairie
FALLANGEL



And as always... If you have any questions, suggestions, etc please feel free to contact me via note or e-mail.



:iconaeires: deviantART » Digital Art
Aeires


_General Digital_

Greetings.  Having a general digital responsibility, a lot of suggestions get sent to me when people are passionate about making DA have a more diverse and friendly digital gallery.  I take each suggestion and look into them, seeing if they are possible, how they can work, and making them merge with what is already there if the idea is going to be used.  Below is a review of the new changes that I've been working on that are now part of the digital gallery.


Pinup:

There is now a pinup gallery in the paintings gallery.  This gallery is for the type paintings of women (can be men too) that you would see in calendars of the 40's, or on a WWII bomber nose or tail.  You can research "Varga art" for a visual representation of this type of art. The motivation behind this gallery is the Pinup gallery that is part of the Traditional art sections.  This has long been a great style of art and there is no reason why people can't create it digitally.

Stencils:

A type of graffiti, this art is about creating an image prior to actually painting it by using cut out patterns, or stencils.  In some places, it is illegal to paint graffiti so people have gotten around being arrested by making their templates, doing a quick painting, then ducking out leaving behind their art.  It's all about creating a patterned image, or silhouette of what you are trying to get across. When this gallery was made, we learned the hard way that you can't add just one sub-gallery to another.  When that happens, only the sub-gallery can have art posted to it.  A fix for this problem was to  make graffiti more diverse.  I looked through the galleries and took notes to the styles and type of graffiti images that were posted previously.  Three distinct forms stood out, Text, Characters, and Abstract.  To add to Stencils, a specific graffiti gallery was made for
each of those individual styles.


Those are the big changes that I've been able to complete lately.  Right now I am also working on ways to bring more spotlight to areas that normally get left in the dark.  Ahead is a whole new collection of news features that will be showcasing a vast arrangement of art from across the digital galleries.  If you are not checking the digital gallery main pages, you are missing a wealth of art and artists being featured.

Gallery Highlights:
Closed
Detail
-ButterflyTV-
Messiah



:iconrocksicle: deviantART » Icons
rocksicle


Hey guys,

Just a quick reminder to people about that lovely report button, heh. If you see a deviation in the Icons galleries (or indeed any other)
that you feel shouldn't be there then report it by clicking the 'Report Deviation as Policy Violation' button near the end of the page. People have said to me in the past that they don't want to get innocent users in trouble. I'm happy to say there are guidelines about how Policy Violations are dealt with, and we do make sure any action
that is taken is with good reason. In any case, a deviation in the wrong place very rarely results in any punishment for the deviant; people make mistakes, we just move things to the right place and everyone's happy :)

Otherwise, everything's fine and dandy in Icon land so not much to report. Any ideas for what you'd like to hear about then please tell me, otherwise I'll have to resort to making things up. Still got some nice featured deviations for you to check out though:

Gallery Highlights:
always in my heart -fullview-
:darkness




:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal


The 1st instalment of the 321 Skin Contest has gone pretty well, and I'm happy with the response. Congratulations to the winners zeolyte and skryingbreath. The 2nd instalment of this contest has also begun, so get into it already! Also, I'd love to see some more collaborations on skins, especially between graphic artists and coders. A few group activities are in the works, and with your help, maybe we could give the skinning scene a boost. Lets see some action, y'all!


:iconbornghost: deviantART » Designs & Interfaces
bornghost


The Trews Design Contest has closed and we're anxiously awaiting the  final judgements from the band. There were a ton of entries, so this could take a while for them to judge thoroughly. Also, the contests for TripleSix Couture and Palm Pictures went extremely well. Let's keep it up.

Also, after going through roughly 20 DD suggestions, I found that only about 10 of them applied to the Designs & Interfaces gallery. I hate repeating myself, so please read this.

I only DD deviations from the Designs & Interfaces gallery. If you want to suggest a Traditional Art piece, or a 3D piece, or a photomanipulation or somebody's fan art, i'm not the person to come to with that suggestion. Once I see that it doesn't apply to my gallery, i'll just discard of it and it won't be put up. If you have suggestion like that and don't know who to send it to, though, feel free to use the list of my fellow gallery directors in my journal.

That's all! Go check out designerscouch and ad-Comunity, and ArchiByte in your free time.


:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


Your Chance To Make A Difference

I receive a lot of suggestions and comments back from the people in the wallpaper gallery. Sometimes I can act on those suggestions immediately, other times I can't, but it's all very constructive stuff that I get back from the community - you guys ROCK!

In light of this, I am offering everyone the chance to take more of an active role in the gallery!

Do you have a suggestion as to what you would like the gallery to include? Or do you have any competition ideas? Got a cool wallpaper project that you want to get people involved with? Basically it's an open forum for you to take part (it's always been an open forum, but people forget ;))

With dAv5 just around the corner it seems like an excellent opportunity to revitalise and enhance the gallery. We are all really excited about what dAv5 will bring to the party and whilst some things are not going to change a whole heap, I am keen to get the party started right now in the Wallpaper Gallery.

Make A Difference



:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


The Doll Gallery Icon Contest is up and running. I already see some that have caught my eyes. Check the article for all the rules, details and, of course, prizes! Remember: 29th of May is the deadline for your entries.

Some people have asked whether it's OK to put a few icon's in a single deviation. This is absolutely fine! In fact, if you're doing something in the likes of different color combinations, I recommend you do have all the ver's in a single deviation rather than cluttering up the gallery.

Doll gallery itself is still being polished. Minor complications got in the way of getting it up before this AR Newsletter release, but you won't have to wait much longer!


Gallery Highlights:
Le Pretty
March of the Ham-heads
Summon - Odin
Habitat



:iconage2003: deviantART » Flash
Age2003


Hullo all :aww:

Lets get right into it shall we?

Many thanks to the recent Daily Deviation suggestions I've received over the last few weeks some good ones, however some have been deviations that contain copyright music and for this reason i cannot DD them.

I'd like to remind you all that copywritten music is not permitted within you Flash animations unless you have written permission. Crediting the artist won't cover it and it doesn't matter whether you're making money from it or not. So if you have copywritten music in your gallery please either remove the track(s) from your animation(s) or just remove the deviations. If you have any questions about this please note me.

Speaking of animations; expect some potentially great animations in a
month's time as the Animator Idol Contest has reached it's collaborations stage where each of the three teams (of four animators) will work together and no doubt create something very special.

And last but not least the Flash Character Contest is going well so far I'm very pleased to say. I look forward to viewing all the entries when the competition ends. If you haven’t entered you have mere minutes left!

Take care, have fun and til next time.
:peace:


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



The "3D Makes Me..." contest has come to a close, with the winners announced here. Please drop by the news article and wish the winners pleasant tidings.  I'd like to send out a big thanks to everyone who participated, and made the contest as fun as it was.  I'm always on the lookout for good ideas anyone may have for future contests, so if you have any ideas you'd like to see turn into a contest, please note me with them. I'll be looking into setting up another contest sometime soon,
with any luck.  And in a final note, about DD's again... please make sure those artists whom you're suggesting for DD's didn't already get a
DD within a couple days, or weeks of your suggestion, as we don't DD the same person so many times in a row.  Other than that, keep on keeping on, thanks.




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The Vector Art gallery continues to grow and lately we seem to have had an influx of new vector art and new vector artists, which is all good, quite a bit of which could go into an Anime category. I'm keeping an eye on this and if it's a continuing trend we will add one to go along with the new Fanart category that was added recently. If you feel your and your friends' work will contribute enough to justify an Anime category please feel free to Note me.

Competition
Currently running is a competition run by Vector Brothers Unite (vbu) Creative Self Portraits, with prizes sponsored by Artist Relations, so if you're up for a challenge it's an ideal time to try your first vector. The submission period ends on the 22nd of this month so get your pen tool out.

Daily Deviation guidelines
:bulletblue: Do not suggest your own work.
:bulletblue: Please, only send me pieces that are in Vector Art!
:bulletblue: Try to suggest pieces that don't already have a lot of favourites - I like the idea of DDs being used to promote work for those who need the exposure.
:bulletblue: When you send me your Note put "DD suggestions" or something like that in the subject line and include at least a few words about why you think it deserves to be featured.

Keep 'em rolling in and if you have any questions, Note me.

New features
I'm going to start a new project myself soon, featuring vector artists whose work I admire in my Journal. Many of your recommendations of DDs have brought to my attention deviants who have a consistent body of work in their gallery but have not really gotten the attention they deserve yet. In addition to some of these lesser-known artists I'll be featuring some of our best and brightest who, despite being popular already, deserve recognition for their outstanding achievements in the medium.

In case you missed them at the time do have a look at the monthly Mixed Bags:

February
March
April
May

July's Mixed Bag will be the first to feature a single theme: vehicles. There is a lot of fine work in this category and it doesn't get the same exposure as people-themed vectors. August's theme will be animals, and in September, people.



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Recently I've noticed that most [almost all] files which were uploaded in 2004 are gone. This includes tutorials, brushes, fonts, textures, etc. Unfortunately, all deviations with missing download files will be moved into scraps. Anyone who has any resources which were uploaded in 2004 please check to see if your download files are missing! If so, please resubmit the missing files. 'How do I resubmit missing files?' Well I am glad you asked :D! I took the time to create a short tutorial to help you out. Click here to view tutorial



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The 'From Trash to Treasure' contest is up and running, I'd like to remind everyone to read the guidelines carefully before submitting work. We're off to a great start and good luck to everyone!

Also, zeruch oedalis and myself are working on some great Art
History articles for you guys- look out for them soon!


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Hallo from Artisan Crafts! I haven’t got much of an update for you, save for please be sure to check out my FAQ for info about anything Artisan Crafts related.

Also, please come visit me at Artisan Crafts on dAmn. by I-magine! I am usually there everyday and would love to chat with you about anything Artisan Crafts or deviantArt related!

Keep your eye out for the next Artisan Crafts Prints Artists feature!

Please keep those Daily Deviation suggestions coming! As you may have noticed, I only had one or two Daily Deviations up this whole month so far. :(





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Keep Walking

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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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.

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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.

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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 ;)

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