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:pointr:  selections by Ghouldaddy
:thumb20062680: :thumb33607772: Boat Punks 3 by mtrutledge :thumb31006937:
Your breakfast is growing here by Myana :thumb38697790: :thumb30274755: Xutos e Pontapes by majortilt



:pointr:  selections by garrit
Four down, two to go. by vervainSTREET by sandhymeGreen And Green by supermarioreflection by vitto
if walls could talk by claytes:thumb21298552:show me what you got by lohl2k3060406 by sporto




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:pointr:  selections by twosilverstars
Constellation Chloe by xMissKittyx Dragon Jewel by khorah More Mushrooms by artgeektopia On the hunt. by Leebea
Walking the Lizard by SeeThrou :thumb38596829: Papilio Maackii by Balonmania Adams dream... by Rita-Ria


:pointr:  selections by alchemism

:thumb38645065: MIGRATION by atomeve Mannequin by siliconhype fesgezhg by Naikoivanenko
Portrait of a Cardinal by egoodwinart tuft by Beaston :thumb33762709: Cat In The Cloud by Kaikaikiki


:pointr:  selections by De-Profundis

In the wind. by evergreenartistHanging in There by My Skirt by elessidil:thumb38936877:SG14 by TigerBlood

Mature Content

Woman by jacquifire
angel by shun2Saddle up by kt4d:thumb38918703:


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:pointr:  selections by IfrozenspiritI

The Road of Excess by dave-hoghtoncarter
Sunshine State by silenceinnumbers
5th ave, 11am_2.0 by yourotherleft
Children's story by drRansom
Menagerie by Dr-Schadenfreude
Petticoat Lane by yourebroken
The Portrait by WeepersWillow26
Art-I-Choke by gaycommunist


:pointr: selections by zebrazebrazebra

curb child by dreamscape-painter
Jon's Things by dy-dx
the fertility godess by RoseTintMyWorld
powerline by iheartralphnad
Snip-Snapping Away by ifuwuraself-helpbook
heart-secret by novembrandt
morena is more than a color by simplyann
Number Game by ModularBlues



:pointr: selections by PinkyMcCoversong

empty nr. 3 by goodbyemountain
the sons of flint and pitch by surrealestate
the bird by skydream
a distent taste of tomarow by BlueHalios
An Age-old Dance by sweetcapris
Above the Shadowline by Mnightarrow
$1.75 per deleted memory by WordsintheHead
CRUSH by tenshininarumon



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:pointr:  selections by nighty

B.O.R.E. by sleepy-sleepy myeea by Woofybean Oh Claire by one-tough-one :thumb39104085:
:thumb39103915: M'lee by Kyntio 'A Small Taste of Gratitude' by sticktoontoyou pretty girl by blood-and-death

:pointr:  selections by damphyr

Undergrowth II by tdierikx Calico Koi by eveh Silver Spiral by turbofanatic Finally home by Medhi
some day... by coxworthy Enigma by aziroth Lucifer Luscious Violenoue by SolDevia :thumb38705130:


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:pointr: 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: 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. If you are still confused, please consult FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?

:bulletred: Just a quick moment to give thanks for the deviousness award. I was on all night, through to the morning working on v5 stuff and couldn't figure out why my message count was jumping like a slot machine on crack until someone sent me an MSN.  I'm very honored to be acknowledged this way and I have to thank my incredible team in Artist Relations for making my job easier and enjoyable.  I'm very lucky to work with the people I do here and I'd never get through without many of them. fourteenthstar,  Thunderstatement, lolly, Ghouldaddy and of couse my awesome team have saved me tons on therapy at one point or another over the last year.  :love:

:bulletred: Formatting and editing of news is a bit wonky, which is why you may see multiple news posts on the same topic, such as the barenaked ladies contest.  Please bear with us, we are doing the best we can and if you have questions concerning a posting, please contact the person responsible.

:bulletred: New sub-categories still have an issue with browsing We are aware, and it is being looked into.  There is nothing wrong with the categories themselves and they do right themselves after a few days but it does cause some confusion in the beginning.  Bear with us, and don't panic, everything is working it just doesn't look perfect yet.

:bulletred: The resources category will be undergoing some plastic surgery over the next two to three weeks, so please no panic there either.  After that, Street Art categories will be added to Traditional Art. Estimated time to complete is a month. Yes really this time.  I apologize for the delay but I’m one little human.. and v5 took a lot out of me J

:bulletred: The Current Events gallery is a mess and poorly designed.  I will be taking well thought out suggestions about how it should be laid out and then I will go about fixing it. I look forward to hearing from you guys :) Please note me or email me at moonbeam13@deviantart.com

: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: 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 page to my journal to ease your pain and frustration. Please note this is only for Artist Relations sponsored contests and not “every” contest posted on deviantART


:bulletred: Curious who your gallery director is? Check out the list of team members here



:pointr:Photography
superkev

It's summer in at least one half of the world! That means it's time for a summer photography contest. Check out the Fruits of the Summer Photography Contest. It's your sweet chance to win a dA membership. You've got until the end ofAugust to enter!



:pointr:Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo

Hi guys! It's been brought to my attention that concerns with Artisan
Crafts might not be brought to my attention in an effective manner, so I
have posted some guidelines on how to best get a hold of me and get your
concerns addressed: dedredhed.deviantart.com/journ…

Also please note that the next Artisan Crafts Community Meeting is on
September 9 at 12 PM Pacific time, 3 PM Eastern time, and 8 PM London time
(which means it is August 13 for all Australians). Please check your time
zones to make sure you get the time right. The meeting will of course be
held in #artisancrafts.

PLEASE ATTEND! We will go over contest ideas and the new changes to dA!

In case anyone missed it, please check out Pics of art w crappy camera by IIDenator by
IIDenator in regards to bettering your photography presentation in
Artisan Crafts. Unfortunately, in real life as much as in deviantart, a
lot of worth is placed on the presentation of a work of art as much as the
work of art itself. As an artist who is willing to not only better
themselves but also promote their work in a professional manner, it is up
to the artist to make sure their work is seen in the best way it can be.
This tutorial shows you how to do this without hiring a professional
photographer or even having an expensive camera. If you do not have
Photoshop, there are other alternatives like the cheaper PaintShop Pro and
the free Gimp.

You will find traffic to your deviations and gallery improve as you
improve your presentation, and these sort of shots are awesome for
portfolio and prints.




:pointr:Photomanipulation
kuschelirmel

The photomanips gallery is running smoothly, however I noticed that there are lots of miscategorisations and copyright violations.

Most deviations that are misplaced in the photomanipulation section really belong to photography: When submitting, please keep in mind that altering the colours of the original photo, cropping and framing it, running a filter over the image (including blur and sharpen) and the likes are not considered photomanipulation. Therefore they still belong in the photography gallery. If you have for instance altered the colours severely (meaning anyone would tell you that it’s not natural for the picture to look the way it does) it belongs into photography>darkroom.

As for the other miscategorisations: most of those can be avoided by reading the gallery descriptions during the submission process. If you’ve got a manipulation of a scene with a wide forest at sundown and a centaur (half human half horse) for example, there are a number of subcategories it can go into, depending where you as the artist see its focus. It could belong to fantasy (if the centaur is the focus) or to landscapes and scenery for example. But it certainly cannot go into abstract…

The most common copyright violations include using pictures of celebrities (Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet,…) or movie and game screenshots and promo pictures (LotR, PotC, WoW,…). I would like to remind you that these pictures are not yours to manipulate, because you don’t have permission to use them. Deviations including such material will be deleted once we find them. We’ve got such a great stock art gallery here at dA with tons of pictures you can use, you really don’t need those movies and celebrities to make your deviations interesting. Just keep in mind to credit the stock artist and keep to their respective rules!

For more information, please visit these faq links:

FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?

FAQ #60: Do you allow "Adult," explicit sexual or pornographic content on DeviantArt? How about linking off site?

FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?

FAQ #302: How does the staff decide to take action? Why does it seem inconsistent?

FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?


Also, there’s a new news article series coming soon which will be dealing with the subcategories of the photomanip gallery.

Photomanips Weekly will continue to be posted as well.


Gallery Highlights:

Theodosia ~ www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…

It Felt Like Electricity ~ www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…

Only The Strongest Survive ~ www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…




:pointr:Designs & Interfaces
depthskins

Well, I'm a bit off on updates because of dav5. I'm not sure what's to be said and what's already said.

To just put this out there, those interested in design should check out articles such as:
A day in the life: Ryan Ford - news.deviantart.com/article/21…
A day in the life: Kwaku - news.deviantart.com/article/21…
Featured Chat: Ryan Ford - designerscouch.deviantart.com/…
Designers' Block: Edition 1 - news.deviantart.com/article/21…

They are really good articles and very interesting read. Hope you enjoy.

Now like I said, a lot got mixed up or forgotten with dav5 so those who made suggestions for the DI gallery, kindly forward them to me once again so I can take them into considertion.

I'm also gathering some feed-back and data for what "might" be a promising idea but as always, I would love the community's input whether you're designer or not.
Please go here: designerscouch.deviantart.com/…
and cast your vote and post your comment. I would certainly appreciate that.

Really and truly, that's all I can come up with especially since I'm pressed for time on this update. I assure you the next update I'll try to be more detailed on whatever is going down. Until then, enjoy :)




:pointr:Digital Art
Aeires

You asked for it, we looked at it, it was created.  What is it(?)....an animations gallery just for digital artwork.  While browsing through the digital galleries every week I noticed many digital animations that never really had their own place to exist.  Someone suggested we create one and now you can post them in the Misc. > Animations gallery.  Please note this gallery is not for Flash, avatars, or emoticons.  Those images already have their own galleries.

When I first set to make this a reality, I looked at all types of animations and had a difficult time narrowing down a specific breakdown of all the types and styles.  It was for this reason the gallery is placed in
the Misc. galleries.  If the animations section continues to grow and show
a specific subculture, so to speak, we can move it to its own main gallery
and give it enough sub galleries to identify all the various themes.
Right now it's a mixed bag, but I'm watching it almost every single day.

There is one thing I would like to clarify here, by animations, we mean
images that have elements of movement to them.  We do not mean images
created about or from actual animation cartoons, movies, and the like.
Still images should be posted in either the drawings, paintings, or other
appropriate gallery depending on the techniques used to create them.

As far as news goes, the news is new.  All of the regular features that
nighty and myself were working on getting established will most
likely continue.  We are also looking at creating some new features that
will get the community involved, stay tuned as we do our best to help out
those artists that don't get the credit they deserved.


Gallery Highlights:

Photographing Faeries  www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…
Major Work Layout  www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…
Leo  www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…
Mama Izabella  www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…
David vs. Goliath  www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…



:pointr:Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal

Well, its been a while since you've heard from me, owing to real life bogging me down. Anyhow, even after v5 has kicked in, we're still seeing a huge influx of Vista themes. I really think we've all had enough. However, I'm also seeing a lot of great original work, and even some neat Open Source skins that anyone can modify! I hope people will begin to support these skinners and also contribute to this resource. There are plans to start an open-source gallery, as well as move Deviantart.com site skins (the CSS variety) to a new category as well. Do let me know what you think - abe-x.deviantart.com/journal/p… . Lastly, a new contest for slim Winamp Classic skins will begin shortly. I'd love to see some new artists give this a shot. Cheers!

Gallery Highlights:
www.deviantart.com/deviation/3… - Cup of tea pack by Veroka
www.deviantart.com/deviation/3… - Desert Machine by eqadromos-dxp



:pointr: Flash Art
Age2003

Hey Flashers,

Not much to report on in this update except the obvious change in the
Flash gallery since the launch of dAv5.

:bulletred: Flash uploaded before the v5 launch work fine but aren't centered.

:bulletred: Flash uploaded after the v5 launch show the preview image (andenlarge it when you click to view full view) but require you to click "download" to view them. This of course is a problem because it can cause some Flash pieces to become distorted.

This should be fixed as soon as possible so just be patient as the IT dept are very busy at the moment. I suggest we ride it out and carry on as normal as possible.  :)

I got a few tricks up my sleave for you all soon. :plotting:

:peace:



:pointr:Visualizations
yathosho

If I didn't know better, I'd say everybody from the visualizations gallery is still on summer holiday. Not that the quality is missing, it's the quantity that could be higher. Anyway, there's some worthwhile stuff to check out.

Gallery Highlights:
www.deviantart.com/deviation/3… - sight/difference by framesofreality
www.deviantart.com/deviation/3… - spilling liquids into the AVS by mykaLreborn
www.deviantart.com/deviation/3… - New People Selection Vol 4 by visbot



:pointr:Stock Photography
radioPooh

Change is Good and golly lolly we have all had some changes

You may have noticed by now that Stock is now under Resources

What does that mean?

Pretty much Stock is now under Resources

We are the same Stock Gallery we always have been and nothing has really
changed except we can be found under the category of Resources.

My good friend bleedsopretty is still in charge of the great things
she does as Resource Galley Director – and I (and WAIT A NEW ANNOUCEMENT)
continue to lead Stock to the promise land.

deviantART is trying to streamline the category structure and as you know
if you are a Stock Artist... we are all about making things easier to find
in our gallery. And stock is a resource.

I trust peeps will find the change positive

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A NEW ANNOUCEMENT

OMG - is that my co-captain oibyrd at the helm along beside me flying
our Stock Space Ship boldly going where no man has gone before ..

you bet your .. (searches for the correct word)

We are family in the Stock Gallery and I hope you welcome her with the
same love you have shown me

Stock Art is unique in the fact we allow ourself to be used by community

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A movement has begun – to educate people what the standards of stock art
should be. We in stock are tired (so very tired) of people dumping their
trash in our galley.

With that said let me say (in my best Captain Kirk Voice) – “Need – More –
Stamps”

Let’s spread the awareness of what we want (and don’t want) in stock with
those adorable cute very lick-able stamps – if you have a stock stamp or
make one that (spreads our message), please send to me and I will
feature in a future A/R newsletter.

Example:

Parody by me / stamp by LawrenceDeDark

Sung to Another Brick in the Wall

We don’t need your low resolution (at least 600 x 600)
We done need your webcam shot
No stupid teen bopper in our gallery
Please, You leave our stock alone
Hey, You, Leave out stock alone
All in All it’s just another deviation in the wall
All in all you’re just another deviation in the wall

We think You need some education
We think You need some thought control
No bad anime artist in our gallery
Hey, You, Leave our gallery alone
All in All, you’re another bad stock in the wall
All in all you’re just another bad stock in our wall

And I quote empty-phantom-stock

“All we are sayin’ give Stock a chance”






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



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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

* The contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec).


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In celebration of their new album, Barenaked Ladies would like YOU to design a t-shirt for their upcoming tour!

All you have to do is create a new design for Barenaked Ladies (please see below contest guideline). The top contenders will be presented to the band, and they will choose a winner, who will receive $1000 in prizes!

Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated as BNL) are a Canadian alternative pop rock group comprised of band members Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart, Kevin Hearn and Jim Creeggan. Formed in Toronto in 1988, they are best know for their hit singles, "One Week", "Pinch Me", "If I Had $1000000" and "Brian Wilson", and have grown to become one of North America's best-loved live acts. BNL will release their eighth studio album, "Barenaked Ladies Are Me", this September 12th.

Official website: www.bnlmusic.com | MySpace: www.myspace.com/barenakedladies

MP3 DOWNLOAD:
Free BNL download: "Easy (live version)"


CONTEST RULES

By clicking submit, you declare that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the  Contest Rules.

HOW TO ENTER: Entries must be submitted in a jpeg format (see specifications below) via the Internet. If you are a Selected Entrant you will also be required to sign a hard copy of the Entry Form and Release Form as part of the contest closing documents before the prize will be awarded.

The Contest commences on August 14, 2006 and all entries must be submitted on the website on or before September 14, 2006 at 11:59 pm pst (the Contest closing date).


Entrants may submit as many entries as they like as long as the entries meet the following criteria:  

DESIGN RULES:

Entrants may submit as many entries as they like as long as the entries meet the following criteria:


-   only jpg images in RGB colour will be    accepted (not CMYK);

-   Entries can be hand drawn or created on the computer;

-   A maximum of 4 colours to be used in the design;

-   The image uploaded should be approximately 600 x 600 pixels and  under 1 MB file size;

-   The design must be 100% your work;

-   No copyrighted images can be used in anyway;

-   You cannot use any of Barenaked Ladies’s logos unless you draw them yourself and use them in some manipulated way.

-   Retain your hi-resolution version of the design as it will be required to produce the final artwork should you be the Selected Entrant.


Submit your deviations to the proper contest category: submit art (found on your userpage) -> deviation -> community projects -> contests -> Barenaked Ladies Contest


By entering in this contest you have read and agree to the terms stated in the contest rules.

PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize entry and five (5) secondary prize entries will then be picked after Sept 15th, 2006 from the eligible entries received. The entries will be judged and selected by the band based upon the criteria of 33% originality, 33% creativity and 33% content. Judging will be conducted by the judging panel in its sole and exclusive discretion. All decisions of the judging panel are final. In the event of a tie, a tiebreaker will be conducted based upon skill. For Wisconsin residents only, in the event of a tie, duplicate prizes will be awarded. In the discretion of the judges, the Grand Prize winning entry will appear on a t-shirt which will be produced and sold as Barenaked Ladies merchandise. The Grand Prize Selected Entrant will not receive any compensation from the production or sale of t-shirts. The Grand Prize Selected Entrant will receive the following prizes:


- One (1) $500.00 Gift Certificate for Amp Merchandise; ((www.ampmerch.com/)

- One (1) framed art print of the “Barenaked Ladies Are Me” album cover signed by the band;

- One (1) vinyl copy of the “Barenaked Ladies Are Me” album cover signed by the band; and

- One (1) t-shirt including the winning design signed by the band.

- Two (2) concert tickets to one upcoming Barenaked Ladies concert in the US or Canada. The Selected Entrant may choose the city where they wish to attend the Barenaked Ladies show. The Selected Entrant and their ticket companion will be responsible for all other costs associated with the show including, but not limited to, travel, accommodations, food, beverages, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

- One (1) Barenaked Ladies CD catalogue.

The approximate total retail value of the Grand prize is $1000.00 Cdn.

The five (5) secondary prizes to be awarded will consist of the following:

- One (1) copy of the “Barenaked Ladies Are Me” CD signed by the band.

The approximate total retail value of each secondary prize is $15.00 Cdn.

Before being declared a winner of any prize, the Selected Entrants, if a Canadian resident, must have correctly answered a mathematical skill-testing question posed during a telephone interview or in person, without mechanical or other assistance. Before being declared a winner, each Selected Entrant will be required to sign a Declaration and Release Form confirming compliance with the Contest rules and acceptance of the prize as awarded, releasing Nettwerk Productions, [link], and the Artist ("The Sponsors") from any and all liability in association with the contest or the prize and transferring all right, title and interest to the artwork to the Sponsors. The Grand Prize winning artwork will only be included on the t-shirts and the prizes awarded on the execution of the release.

The Sponsors reserve the right to cancel this promotion at any time for any reason. The prizes are not transferable, refundable, or redeemable for cash. The prizes must be accepted as described and as awarded. If a Selected Entrant cannot be reached by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on September 20th, 2006 or a prize notification letter or any prize is returned as undeliverable, or a Selected Entrant is unable or unwilling to comply with the Contest rules, the prize will be forfeited.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to all individual residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and legal residents of the United States over the age of 12, except for employees of the Sponsors and their affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and all persons with whom such excepted persons are domiciled. Should an entrant be under the age of majority in the province or state of their residence, a parent or guardian must authorize the minor to enter the Contest by submitting the Entry Form and the Release Form on the minor’s behalf and if a minor is selected as a potential winner, the prize will be awarded to the parent or legal guardian and the parent or legal guardian must sign and return all required documentation.

Individuals may enter this Contest only if entering the Contest will not put them in breach of, or conflict with, any agreements which they are a party to.

GENERAL:
All entrants acknowledge by entering this Contest that any artwork provided on the deviantART website as part of this Contest cannot be used by the entrants (or others) for any other purpose whatsoever other than to enter this Contest.

By participating in this Contest, entrants acknowledge compliance with, and agree to be bound by these rules including eligibility requirements and the decisions of the judges, which decisions shall be final and binding upon all Contestants.

Entrants release and hold harmless the Sponsors and any Internet access providers, and their respective divisions, affiliates, related companies, directors, officers, subsidiaries, agents, employees and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest, from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from this Contest and the awarding, use, or misuse of any prize, including liability for personal injury or damage to property.

The Sponsors are not responsible for entries which are lost, misdirected or delayed for any reason whatsoever including, but not limited to: technical malfunctions; human error; corrupted data transmission; interruption, deletion, defect or line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof; CDs which are submitted by entrants which are defective or made incorrectly; any inability to access the site; or damage to a user's system occasioned by participating in the Contest. Sponsors are not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or postage-due mail or entries or if they violate third party rights or are otherwise not in compliance with these rules. Web entrants must have a valid email address. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an electronic entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the email account is registered.

No responsibility will be taken for any failure of the Contest website during the promotion, or for any problems or technical malfunctions of a telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received by deviantART.com on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer or property related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsors corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way or if they violate third party rights or are otherwise not in compliance with these rules.

Entrants hereby represent and warrant that all artwork and images included in their t-shirt designs are wholly original and that no image or artwork has been copied from any other source or otherwise violate any third party rights. Sponsors will not be responsible or held liable for any images or artwork which are included in any submitted materials which have been copied from any other source.

Selected Entrants agree to license the winning designs to the Barenaked Ladies on an exclusive basis.  Entrants acknowledge that Nettwerk Productions may commercially release or otherwise exploit the artwork design in any manner it deems fit, now or hereinafter invented, without territories limitations, and that entrant shall not be entitled to any payment of any kind as a result of such use or other exploitation.

All decisions of the judging panel are final. The chances of being selected depend upon the total number of eligible entries received and upon the decisions of the judging panel. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and municipal laws and regulations.

No correspondence will be entered into except with the Selected Entrants. Selected Entrants will be notified within two (2) weeks of the contest by email or telephone. By entering this Contest, except where prohibited by law, the Selected Entrants consent to the use of their name and/or photograph, without compensation, in any publicity carried out by Nettwerk Productions, deviantART and the Artist, in connection with the Contest in any and all media without territorial or time limitations, and they waive all rights with respect to printed, broadcast and other publicity.

All winning entries become the property of Nettwerk Productions and none will be returned to the entrants.

A complete list of the winners will be posted on the deviantART website after September 15th, 2006.

Questions may be emailed to moonbeam13@deviantart.com

Bugs and Information Links

Wed Aug 16, 2006, 7:47 AM

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The Seasons of 3D contest has been extended for another month!! Get your submissions in now for a change to win some great prizes!



THEME // The four main seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter, & Spring.)

INSTRUCTIONS // Deviants from around the dA sphere are asked to make a piece which represents at least one of the four main seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring), using at least one 3d medium in the basis for their submission. This means you're allowed to use any other means and methods for your work, but at least 1 element in your piece needs to be easily identifiable as coming from a 3d program in some way (ie: from 3d Studio Max, Cinema 4D, Rhino, Bryce, Blender, Lightwave, Maya, Vue, Poser, Terragen, etc...). Then when you post your submission, place it in the Contests >> Seasons of 3D section, and simply mention which season you're attempting to represent in the description, so that your submission will be eligible for judging.

JUDGES // Your judges for this contest are:
smashmethod
ekud
chromosphere
Sampdoria
n3v32bu2n
viremaster

PRIZES //
For 1st place: $75 to spend on prints/subscriptions of your choice.  

For 2nd place: $50 to spend on prints/subscriptions of your choice.

For 3rd place: $25 to spend on prints/subscriptions of your choice.

QUESTIONS // If you have any questions regarding this contest, please leave them here in a comment with "QUESTION" written in it somewhere, and someone will try to answer them as soon as possible.

DEADLINE // This contest will be open from now until October 1st, 2006

We're expecting great things from this contest, and know you guys and gals will be able to deliver. Get to it!


Questions regarding contests should be directed to smashmethod

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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!


:pointr: Week 15: Hide and Seek

I cannot be seen

Chameleon camouflage

Subtle shadows lie

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Yearning fervent search

Never ceasing, will to find

I see! Eureka!


Digital Art Gallery Director nighty's Picks
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3-Dimensional Gallery Director smashmethod's Picks
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Stock Gallery Director radioPooh's Picks
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Wallpaper Gallery Director zilla774's Picks
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WEEK 16: Bricks and Mortar

Previous Features:

:bulletred: Week 1: Fruit and Candy news.deviantart.com/article/19…
:bulletred: Week 2: Conflict and Chaos news.deviantart.com/article/19…
:bulletred: Week 3: Sword and Sorcery news.deviantart.com/article/20…
:bulletred: Week 4: Hot and Cold news.deviantart.com/article/20…
:bulletred: Week 5: Heart and Soul news.deviantart.com/article/20…
:bulletred: Week 6: Man and Machine news.deviantart.com/article/20…
:bulletred: Week 7: Stars and Stripes news.deviantart.com/article/20…
:bulletred: Week 8: Natural and Artificial news.deviantart.com/article/20…
:bulletred: Week 9: Tears and Fears news.deviantart.com/article/20…
:bulletred: Week 10: Mystery and Enigma news.deviantart.com/article/20…
:bulletred: Week 11: Smoke and Mirrors news.deviantart.com/article/20…
:bulletred: Week 12: Dance of the Spheres news.deviantart.com/article/21…
:bulletred: Week 13: Perpendicular Parallel news.deviantart.com/article/21…
:bulletred: Week 14: Easy Being Green news.deviantart.com/article/21…

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We at deviantART would like to present our first contest since dav5, one that will rock your world just as much as dav5 did.  It seems like we never stop rocking you guys.  In celebration of their new album, Barenaked Ladies would like YOU to design a t-shirt for their upcoming tour!

All you have to do is create a new design for Barenaked Ladies (please see below contest guideline). The top contenders will be presented to the band, and they will choose a winner, who will receive $1000 in prizes!

Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated as BNL) are a Canadian alternative pop rock group comprised of band members Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart, Kevin Hearn and Jim Creeggan.  Formed in Toronto in 1988, they are best know for their hit singles, "One Week", "Pinch Me", "If I Had $1000000" and "Brian Wilson", and have grown to become one of North America's best-loved live acts. BNL will release their eighth studio album, "Barenaked Ladies Are Me", this September 12th.

Official website: www.bnlmusic.com | MySpace: www.myspace.com/barenakedladies



CONTEST RULES

HOW TO ENTER: Entries must be submitted in a jpeg format (see specifications below) via the Internet.  If you are a Selected Entrant you will also be required to sign a hard copy of the Entry Form and Release Form as part of the contest closing documents before the prize will be awarded.

The Contest commences on August 14, 2006 and all entries must be submitted on the website on or before September 14, 2006 at 11:59 pm pst (the Contest closing date).

* The contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec).

Entrants may submit as many entries as they like as long as the entries meet the following criteria:  

DESIGN RULES:

1. Please only submit jpg images in RGB colour (not CMYK). Other formats will be discarded.

2. You may submit more than one, but please limit yourself to no more than three.

3. You may hand draw, or make it on the computer. Either way, it will have to be submitted on this page.

4. Colors and words are up to you.

5. The logo should be roughly 600x600 pixels so that we can all get a good look at it.

6. The logo must be 100% your work.

7. No copyrighted images can be used in anyway.

8. No pictures of the Barenaked Ladies.

9. You cannot use any of BNL's Logo's unless you draw them yourself and use them in some manipulated way.

10. After a winner is selected, that person will be contacted by the sponsors' art department in order to prepare a high resolution version of the new design for printing.


PRIZES:   One (1) Grand Prize entry and five (5) secondary prize entries will then be picked after Sept 15th, 2006 from the eligible entries received.  The entries will be judged and selected by the band based upon the criteria of 33% originality, 33% creativity and 33% content. Judging will be conducted by the judging panel in its sole and exclusive discretion. All decisions of the judging panel are final. In the event of a tie, a tiebreaker will be conducted based upon skill.  For Wisconsin residents only, in the event of a tie, duplicate prizes will be awarded.    In the discretion of the judges, the Grand Prize winning entry will appear on a t-shirt which will be produced and sold as Barenaked Ladies merchandise.  The Grand Prize Selected Entrant will not receive any compensation from the production or sale of t-shirts.   The Grand Prize Selected Entrant will receive the following prizes:


- One (1) $500.00 Gift Certificate for Amp   Merchandise;

- One (1) framed art print of the “Barenaked Ladies Are Me” album cover signed by the band;

- One (1) vinyl copy of the “Barenaked Ladies Are Me” album cover signed by the band; and

- One (1) t-shirt including the winning design signed by the band.

- Two (2) concert tickets to one upcoming Barenaked Ladies concert in the US or Canada. The Selected Entrant may choose the city where they wish to attend the Barenaked Ladies show. The Selected Entrant and their ticket companion will be responsible for all other costs associated with the show including, but not limited to, travel, accommodations, food, beverages, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

- One (1) Barenaked Ladies CD catalogue.

The approximate total retail value of the Grand prize is $1000.000 Cdn.

The five (5) secondary prizes to be awarded will consist of the following:

- One (1) copy of the “Barenaked Ladies Are Me” CD signed by the band.

The approximate total retail value of each secondary prize is $15.00 Cdn.

Before being declared a winner of any prize, the Selected Entrants, if a Canadian resident, must have correctly answered a mathematical skill-testing question posed during a telephone interview or in person, without mechanical or other assistance. Before being declared a winner, each Selected Entrant will be required to sign a Declaration and Release Form confirming compliance with the Contest rules and acceptance of the prize as awarded, releasing Nettwerk Productions, www.deviantART.com, and the Artist ("The Sponsors") from any and all liability in association with the contest or the prize and transferring all right, title and interest to the artwork to the Sponsors. The Grand Prize winning artwork will only be included on the t-shirts and the prizes awarded on the execution of the release.

The Sponsors reserve the right to cancel this promotion at any time for any reason.  The prizes are not transferable, refundable, or redeemable for cash. The prizes must be accepted as described and as awarded. If a Selected Entrant cannot be reached by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on September 20th, 2006 or a prize notification letter or any prize is returned as undeliverable, or a Selected Entrant is unable or unwilling to comply with the Contest rules, the prize will be forfeited.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to all individual residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and legal residents of the United States over the age of 12, except for employees of the Sponsors and their affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and all persons with whom such excepted persons are domiciled.   Should an entrant be under the age of majority in the province or state of their residence, a parent or guardian must authorize the minor to enter the Contest by submitting the Entry Form and the Release Form on the minor’s behalf and if a minor is selected as a potential winner, the prize will be awarded to the parent or legal guardian and the parent or legal guardian must sign and return all required documentation.

Individuals may enter this Contest only if entering the Contest will not put them in breach of, or conflict with, any agreements which they are a party to.

GENERAL:
All entrants acknowledge by entering this Contest that any artwork provided on the www.deviantART.com. website as part of this Contest cannot be used by the entrants (or others) for any other purpose whatsoever other than to enter this Contest.

By participating in this Contest, entrants acknowledge compliance with, and agree to be bound by these rules including eligibility requirements and the decisions of the judges, which decisions shall be final and binding upon all Contestants.

Entrants release and hold harmless the Sponsors and any Internet access providers, and their respective divisions, affiliates, related companies, directors, officers, subsidiaries, agents, employees and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest, from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from this Contest and the awarding, use, or misuse of any prize, including liability for personal injury or damage to property.

The Sponsors are not responsible for entries which are lost, misdirected or delayed for any reason whatsoever including, but not limited to: technical malfunctions; human error; corrupted data transmission; interruption, deletion, defect or line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof; CDs which are submitted by entrants which are defective or made incorrectly; any inability to access the site; or damage to a user's system occasioned by participating in the Contest. Sponsors are not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or postage-due mail or entries or if they violate third party rights or are otherwise not in compliance with these rules.  Web entrants must have a valid email address.  In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an electronic entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the email account is registered.

No responsibility will be taken for any failure of the Contest website during the promotion, or for any problems or technical malfunctions of a telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any  entry to be received by deviantART.com on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer or property related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsors corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way or if they violate third party rights or are otherwise not in compliance with these rules.

Entrants hereby represent and warrant that all artwork and images included in their t-shirt designs are wholly original and that no image or artwork has been copied from any other source or otherwise violate any third party rights. Sponsors will not be responsible or held liable for any images or artwork which are included in any submitted materials which have been copied from any other source.

All entrants to the Contest acknowledge that the Barenaked Ladies will own all results and proceeds including copyright in and to the entrant's designs submitted hereunder. To the extent entrant owns same, entrant hereby assigns such rights to the Barenaked Ladies in perpetuity. Entrants waive any and all moral rights in and to the designs and the artwork created hereunder. Entrants acknowledge that Nettwerk Productions may commercially release or otherwise exploit the artwork design in any manner it deems fit, now or hereinafter invented, without territories limitations, and that entrant shall not be entitled to any payment of any kind as a result of such use or other exploitation. Entrants hereby agree to indemnify Nettwerk and Artist from any and all breaches of this section and any liability, costs or expenses associated therewithin.

All decisions of the judging panel are final. The chances of being selected depend upon the total number of eligible entries received and upon the decisions of the judging panel. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and municipal laws and regulations.

No correspondence will be entered into except with the Selected Entrants. Selected Entrants will be notified within two (2) weeks of the contest by email or telephone. By entering this Contest, except where prohibited by law, the Selected Entrants consent to the use of their name and/or photograph, without compensation, in any publicity carried out by Nettwerk Productions, www.deviantART.com and the Artist, in connection with the Contest in any and all media without territorial or time limitations, and they waive all rights with respect to printed, broadcast and other publicity.

All entries become the property of Nettwerk Productions and none will be returned to the entrants.

A complete list of the winners will be posted on the www.deviantART.com website after September 15th, 2006.

Questions may be emailed to moonbeam13@deviantart.com


*DISCLAIMER FROM MOONBEAM13: While I strive to provide the community with a variety of international contests, this is not always legally possible as is the case here. Thank you for your understanding




Information and Responses (UPDATES)

Tue Aug 8, 2006, 4:21 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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And we're live! Please read deviantART V5 Release Notes for more information

Information and Responses


As a result of the category changes, the upcoming version changes and everything else under the sun my note and email volume have reached levels that would the post office in Santa's workshop at Christmas to shame.  What I am finding is that I'm continually repeating myself so I figured I'd address the most common here and hope we can find some light at the end of the tunnel and get some ease on the message system and helpdesk.

So before you ask please read below:

I had a screenshot of my desktop and now it's missing

Screenshots are currently not working correctly, this is a known issue and being addressed.  Thank you.


Now that the categories have changed does that mean the gallery directors will change?? Is the Resource gallery director now in charge of stock? Is there someone in charge of Customization???

Firstly, please take a breath and do some Oms for me.  I'm getting this one a lot so please pay attention.  No.. there are no gallery directors that are suddenly 'team leads' because their gallery now houses another one.  So for example bleedsopretty is now not the "boss" of radioPooh and so on and so forth.  Customizations is a header, the original gallery directors will still be taking care of their respective galleries.  These people are hard-working volunteers who report to only me, not someone else in their volunteer positions if this continues to confuse you please send me a note but it seems pretty straight forward to me.


My news hasn't been posted yet

All outstanding news items in the queue were dealt with as of 6pm EST last night anything submitted after that is still there.  The news system is currently locked until the version 5 launch to ensure proper meshing of the two so please bear with us during this time.


How dare you delete Anime/Oekaki/Anthro/Comics/Cartoons!

Firstly, I will ask that you try to make it a point to read the front page news or hot topics when they come out before flaming anyone on staff.  It doesn't make us happy nor give us warm fuzzy feelings.  None of these categories have been deleted.  Anime/Manga Anthro and Comic/Cartoon changes can be read about here and Oekaki has been moved to the Anime/Manga category.  The layout for those new categories is:

Cartoons and Comics
      -Digital Media
         -Cartoons
            -Drawings
            -Paintings
            -Fanart
            -Oekaki
            -Misc.
            -Vector
            -3D

         -Comics
            -Strips
            -Pages
            -Fanart
            -Fancomics
               -Strips
               -Pages
            -Oekaki
            -Misc.
            -Vector
            -3D

      -Traditional Media
         -Cartoons
            -Drawings
            -Paintings
            -Fanart
            -Mixed Media
            -Misc.

         -Comics
            -Strips
            -Pages
            -Fanart
            -Fancomics
              -Strips
              -Pages
            -Mixed Media
            -Misc.


Anime & Manga
      -Digital Media
          -Drawings
          -Paintings
          -Manga (comics)
              -Strips
              -Pages
          -Doujnshi (fan-comics)
              -Strips
              -Pages
          -Oekaki
          -Fanart
          -Vector
          -3d

        -Traditional Media
           -Drawings
           -Paintings
           -Manga (comcs)
               -Strips
               -Pannels
           -Doujnshi (fan comics)
               -Strips
               -Pannels
           -Fan Art
           -Mixed Media
Anthro
   -Digital Media
     -Paintings
     -Drawings
     -Oekaki
     -Horror/Macabre
     -Misc.
     -Fanart
     -Vector
     -3D

   -Traditional Media
     -Paintings
     -Drawings
     -Horror/Macabre
     -Misc
     -Fanart
     -Mixed Media


Why Digital Media and Traditional Media are you implying it isn't art?!?!

No, not at all.  Media simply implies the tools you've used to create your art.  This is deviantART we know it's art.


I don't make Anime/Manga Oekaki it shouldn't be only there it needs to be elsewhere

As Oekaki is historically an anime subculture, it fits under the Anime header.  However, in the upcoming months I will add subcategories for other stylegroups to account for the different styles done in the oekaki program. Some patience required here


There should be a _______________________ subcategory under ______________

This is not the time to suggest subcategories nor am I the correct avenue to take.  These suggestions should be given to your gallery directors. I cannot stress this enough as I don't have the time to continue to respond the same way to the numerous requests of late.  Please redirect these to your gallery directors.  If you are unsure who that is please check the module in my journal


I hate the new changes

Surprisingly not a lot of these and I've received far more "It's about time" notes then flames so to this I say "huzzah"

I need help with ________________ (totally unrelated to me or the Artist Relations team)

Please click the question mark to the top right of the tool bar icons and contact the help desk so they can help you.  This also applies to harassment issues, violations etc. Thank you


I can't submit to ____________ contest

Submit -> deviation ---> community projects ---> contests ---> (contest name)



If there are others please post them here instead of noting me if you can as I'm trying to deal with the backlog already resting there :)

Thank you for reading and get ready for the party :party:


:heart: :community:






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:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Big Category Changes




Very shortly you will see a very new look to categories on the front page.

the new Root menu will be



:bulletred: Traditional Art
:bulletred: Digital Art
:bulletred: Photography
:bulletred: Customization
:bulletred: Literature
:bulletred: Manga/Anime
:bulletred: Cartoons & Comics
:bulletred: Anthro
:bulletred: Artisan Crafts
:bulletred: Resources
:bulletred: Flash
:bulletred: Community Projects
:bulletred: Designs and Interfaces
:bulletred: deviantART Related

Customization

will include:
  
:bulletred: Skins & Themes
:bulletred: Wallpaper
:bulletred: Icons
:bulletred: Visualization Presets
:bulletred: Modules & Plug-Ins
:bulletred: Screenshots
:bulletred: Handhelds
:bulletred: Cell Phone Art

Literature

will include:

:bulletred: Poetry
:bulletred: Prose

Manga/Anime , Comics and Cartoons and Anthro

will have their own subsections as they've grown large enough to be their own categories. Special thanks to damphyr, BombshellBoy, MPsai and briteddy for their help in organizing these new categories.

Community Projects

will include:

:bulletred: Art Groups
:bulletred: Mosaics
:bulletred: Contests
:bulletred: Current Events
:bulletred: Marketplace

Resources

will now also include:

:bulletred: Stock Images



This is a huge change and we're doing everything we can to make it as straightforward as possible but we'd be silly to assume there will be no growing pains.  Obviously you may be experiencing some of them now during submission let me explain a few things to sort that out:

:bulletred: The category has the wrong descriptions

          - Yes, for new categories that have yet to have descriptions created for them, they will default to an incorrect description.  This will be fixed as quickly as we can.

:bulletred: The category icons are incorrect

          - Again another aesthetic that will be fixed as soon as possible


:bulletred: My favorite category is missing!

           - Likely not just bear with us or send Moonbeam13 a note and we can work it out we're in transition right now.

:bulletred: I have questions not answered here!

           - Send them to Moonbeam13 via note or email moonbeam13@deviantart.com

:bulletred: Will I have to move all my deviations?

            - yes and no.  We are doing everything we can to move as many of the deviations we can into the new categories however, we are unable to merge some, so there will be                 instances where we will require the community to get involved and ensure their work is in the correct categories.



Thank you for your patience :)







   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.  








:iconghouldaddy: selections by Ghouldaddy
Beach by SnoopDong:thumb36879565:Rome - Piazza Navona III by carvinganishInnocence by gladly
P630 by xciteticxstreets of shanghai by iskofotohomebound by scottkho:thumb29385990:





:icontwosilverstars: selections by twosilverstars
'Adrenaline' by Surf-Snow-Streetself portrait in roses by pixiefangsForest Sky by Atlasrising
Home Sweet Home by ScummyDeath and the Maiden by CarrieAnnBaadela tour         the tower by sivet-christophedeadeye moria by spectrestudios



:iconde-profundis: selections by De-Profundis
:thumb36879988:France Painting 3 by asteraascendedAlice Through the Rabbit Hole by insanellamagirlThinking Things Through by zoranzoran
Pheeeer teh CAR xD by RazielOfKendermore:thumb36817292:eye of god by horche666







:iconifrozenspiriti: selections by IfrozenspiritI
Toilet Humour by missmidgeDance the Silence by obensontd><td width="25%" align="center">The Good White Apron by BouvreTheGreattd><td width="25%" align="center">Gravitas</b> by korenna
A Tale of Lights</b> by tsani-jonesdifference</b> by ilmai-medetaiLola Greence</b> by literarysixpenceWater of Life</b> by SRSmith


:iconzebrazebrazebra: selections by zebrazebrazebra
the poet's wife by vineSeven Reasons Why I Loved You. by Dibujandosparrow the philosopher. by starsdieI don't get e. e. cummings by Quemaqua
Masslessly by horsemarmaladeLeap of a Jaywalker by livingtoxicfruit by blackdav666Undertow by lianaigreentea


:iconpinkymccoversong: selections by PinkyMcCoversong
the sun rises fast</b> by skuftia man once asked me what life was about</b> by rebornTruthSpoken</b> by AntitheistWithout Grandeur</b> by Amalgamadora
We Are Electric, You and I</b> by EskimoKissMevanity</b> by EsinBlack Lung Rebellion</b> by gutterbreedthe descent</b> by sodachains







:iconcamelhijackation: selections by camelhijackation
:thumb35866874:Dreaming by DRINK-MEA punk punk, a punk rocker.. by pixelstab
Impression? by sheld0nsinner's prayer by Sansana:thumb36888942:Paul Martin by MarcoBucci


:iconsmashmethod: selections by smashmethod
Volvo VN730 - Midroof by FuturenderTiger Tank 1E with interior 2 by Cobra6:thumb35394451:Room With Spirit by ghiom
:thumb31696687::thumb32789341:Star Trek Phaser by fastrakThe Luggage from Discworld by stephenallred


:iconnighty: selections by nighty
YberCyber by PlassgardLondon by Spysheep
Halo-3 Sin by weeja.Manda's Alchemist. by Lii-chanGula by a2dFLYes by lalo1985


:icondamphyr: selections by damphyr
Fly Away by TiraelIn hiding by nattzvartthe modern age by Mystic-Moogleservice. by quasilucid
A Doll... by lunadementare:thumb36799785:



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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: We've had several team changes so I'm pleased to announce the following additions:

                            dholms - Traditional Art
                            alchemism - Traditional Art
                            lady-atropos - Fetish Photography
                            BombshellBoy - Comics and Cartoons
                            adrift - Prose
                            kuschelirmel - Photomanipulation
                            PoeticWar - Poetry


As many have already noticed, blackice is now a member of the MN@ team, and silentkitty and gatekeeper501 have been given senior status.  I wish to thank them for the time they devoted to the community and wish them the best in everything they do.

:bulletred: I've received several pleas from writers wanting to be able to submit in PDF.  Well, I'm happy to tell you that you can, but you will be required to post a preview. Please note the preview must be a jpg,gif or png format. Enjoy. Sorry guys apparantly there was a miscommunication I'll keep working on this.

:bulletred: The Current Events gallery is a mess and poorly designed.  I will be taking well thought out suggestions about how it should be laid out and then I will go about fixing it. I look forward to hearing from you guys :)

:bulletred: New categories still have an issue with browsing We are aware, and it is being looked into.  There is nothing wrong with the categories themselves and they do right themselves after a few days but it does cause some confusion in the beginning.  Bear with us, and don't panic, everything is working it just doesn't look perfect yet.

:bulletred: The resources category will be undergoing some plastic surgery soon, so please no panic there either.  After that, Street Art categories will be added to Traditional Art.

: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: 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. If you are still confused, please consult :faq 18: Who Selects the Daily Deviation and How is it Chosen?

: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. Please note this is only for Artist Relations sponsored contests and not “every” contest posted on deviantART

: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.
                                  
The Unknown Artists Project

What is the Unknown Artists Project? The idea of the Unknown Artists Project is to feature unknown artists and their artworks. The quintessential goal to be achieved from this is to gain more attention and exposure for talented, yet underrated artists on deviantART.

Every day people recommend artists to the 'Unknown Artists Project'. These selfless deviants, that are making the suggestions, generally have as much or less publicity than those they refer. That's the spirit of dA. People who help and support will receive help and support in return.

Often, most deviants need a starting point to make them feel like a part of the community, yet the efforts attempted to gain susceptibility and notoriety is primarily ineffectual. It's discouraging to every artist who spends a lot of time on his or her artwork to receive little or no attention. Art needs an audience; artists need an audience. Without it, the idea of continuing to enhance one's talent dwindles and submitting the ignored work seems frivolous.

Here, we intend to help diminish that "ignored" feeling and give fellow deviants a reason to share their gifts of artwork and creativity while acquiring deserved repute..

Now you're probably asking yourself, "how can I get involved?" or "Who can I suggest to?", ask and ye shall receive:


  If you have a suggestion for the project, please send it directly to the following Deviants in note form:

* Suggest Photography to: Ghouldaddy

* Suggest Digital Art to walloftruth or camelhijackation

* Suggest Fractal Art to muetze

* Suggest 3D/Fantasy Digital Art to alyn

* Suggest Traditional Art to or De-Profundis

* Suggest Poetry to: zebrazebrazebra

* Suggest Prose to: imperfect


What is considered an Unknown Artist?

Artist has been on deviantART for one year or less:
-Less than or equal to 15-22 favorites on the deviation
-Less than 250 watchers

Artist that has been on deviantART for two years:
-Less than or equal to 15-22 favorites on the deviation
-Less than 350 watchers

Artist that has been on deviantART for three years or longer:
-Less than or equal to 15-22 favorites on the deviation
-Less than 400 watchers


In the past, we've frowned upon suggesting yourself, the basis of UA has always been to assist others. That said, we've decided to allow self suggestion, ONLY if you suggest 3 other deviants as well in your note. So keep those suggestions coming and let's bring the backbone of deviantART back to the forefront.


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 issue another challenge to the photography community. Again, this is not a contest, but just a way for you to stretch your skills and creativity, and maybe learn a few things along the way. My challenge is this: take and submit a photograph using an unusual light source. By unusual, I mean something other than the sun, a flash, or a lightbulb. There are lots of unorthodox ways of creating light. For example, glow sticks, sparklers, campfires, candles, LEDs, etc. I don't want to give them all away. Use your imagination and surprise us.

Gallery Highlights:
Bubblehunter
forbidden place...
Inside looking out.
blackmilk


  :iconkuschelirmel: deviantART » Digital Art » Photomanipulation
kuschelirmel


Thank you for all the great DD suggestions that have reached me so far.

Keep them coming!

But please keep my few guidelines in mind when doing so:

:bulletblue: only deviations from the photomanipulation gallery will be accepted

:bulletblue: please send your suggestion(s) to me in a note titled "DD suggestion"

:bulletblue: don't suggest yourself

:bulletblue: artists shouldn't have had a DD in the last 6 months

:bulletblue: As it is impossible for me to tell if the artist has used his own stock or "snatched" whatever he used from google or somewhere similar (which is not allowed!) it is preferred that all resources are listed in the author's comment, even though it might've been your own stock! If I have any doubts about the legitimacy of the material used, the deviation will not be featured.


For suggestions from other galleries, please look here FAQ #18: Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?



I will be continuing with nighty’s news article, featuring the best photomanipulations made in the previous week.

Please take a look at Photomanips Weekly #18



Also, something big is coming... but I’m not telling you what it is yet :D



:icondepthskins: deviantART » Designs & Interfaces
depthskins


Firstly, I'd like to take time to thank all those who've stopped by to give me a warm welcome to the post of being GD of Designs  & Interface(DI) gallery. Special thanks to bornghost for showing me the ropes. It's sad to see him go but know he'll still be around so show him your love for taking Designs & Interface this far.

With that said, it's now up to me to take it to the next level. The first challenge being to bring as much admiration to DI as the other galleries. The second challenge is to clean up the gallery as much as possible and keep it clean and some would have noticed the process has started already. And the last but not least, the task to to highlight talented designers from every corner of deviantART.

A very respected deviant pointed out to me that deviants are smarting the system by submitting anime to DI which allows them on the front page of dA with as little as 200 favorites or less. Well, if you're anime, compete among anime artworks which means I'll be policing this issue as much as possible.

My other request is for deviants to present their work properly. By this I mean, if your deviation is 't-shirt' design, take the time to apply that artwork to a 't-shirt'. Why? Because you saying an anime artwork is for a t-shirt doesn't justify it's cause. Please remember design is applied art so apply it.

Another thing I'd like to ask is take time out to check DI's main page for posted articles and news. I intend on posting articles that concern designers on a regular basis so please, at least check it out once a week.

That's all I have to say for now or at least all I can remember. Please enjoy the daily deviations and keep the suggestions coming. Oh and guys, my job is to interact with members of dA so please, I'm an all around friendly, mild mannered guy so don't be afraid to come to be with ideas, suggestions or questions. :)



  :iconeinion: deviantART » Digital Art » Vector Art
Einion


On a positive note Vector Art continues to see an influx of new artists, some of whom have become very popular in only a short time, helping to improve the profile of vectors in Digital Art and more widely.

If you're new to the artform and you have questions don't be afraid to use the Forums. You'll see these on any of the gallery header pages under 'Vector Art Discussions'. In case you didn't spot it at the bottom is the link to start a new topic, by clicking on Create a Thread.

Miscategorised artwork and moved deviations
We're having continuing problems with mixed-media pieces being submitted to Vector Art. Some of the confusion is understandable - if you have a vector and you think it would look good with rasterised or photographic inclusions, and well, it's only the background so I guess it's okay... yeah? Nah. Nope. Negatory.

If the rasterised/photographic parts are noticeable the piece goes against the spirit of the gallery, much less the letter of the gallery's submission rules, which have always been pretty clear. Vector Art is for vector art, simple as that. deviantART has many other galleries and categories in Digital Art - including the most obvious, Miscellaneous - with numerous subcategories to pick from; use one of those. There's no shame in having something in another gallery! But if you do want your pieces in Vector Art then just make 'em vectors  ;)

Now, with the advent of new software and some of the new features for established programs like Illustrator and Flash, it can be very difficult to tell for sure whether something is actually entirely vector (or in extreme cases whether it's a vector at all!) I'll usually give someone the benefit of the doubt but if I move one of your pieces and it is entirely vector then it should be no problem to post some proof in the form of a wireframe screenshot and/or some enlarged details; I'll require those in some cases.

Mixed Bags
If you're a fan of vectors (or even if you're like, "What is this 'vector art' of which you speak?") don't miss the Mixed Bags, where every month I select a range of interesting pieces as a means of highlighting some of the many creative, technically-proficient or just plain fun vectors we have in the gallery. July's is the first to feature a single theme: vehicles. August's and September's will each have one theme also - animals and people respectively - before we return to a representative cross-section of what the gallery has to offer.

February
March
April
May
June
July


I'd like to thank the many deviants who have helped bring some of these artists and their work to my attention, you've been a great help :thumbsup:




:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


Hello Wallpaper Land! After a much needed holiday I have returned and I'm cracking on with several projects in the Wallpaper Gallery.

Freespire Contest

The lovely people at Linspire are running a great competition for their new Freespire project and are giving away an incredible first place prize of a Mini KooBox from <a href="www.koobox.com" www.koobox.com worth $399! :faint:

Submissions are coming in for this thick and fast so make sure you get yours in as soon as possible!

The good news is that there has been an extension to the competition and the closing date is now 4th August 2006. The even better news is that we will be adding some dA goodies including subscriptions, print accounts and gift vouchers to the mix.

PC Magazine
The Greek edition of PC Magazine will be running an article on 50 of the best wallpapers on DeviantART! Great exposure for all concerned I'm sure you can agree. As soon as the article is released I will be posting more details. This just goes to show why it is so cool to be part of the wallpaper community and how proud I am that I can support you all!

Movie Wallpapers
Recently there has been a rise in submissions of movie related wallpapers, specifically in this case the movie is 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'.

Let me again remind people that you cannot use images in your submissions from copyrighted sources such as films, TV shows, Magazines, Books, or any other sources from which you do not have express permission to use. Any
images of this nature will be removed immediately.

For futher clarification please see the following FAQ entry:

FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submission



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


Please join me in welcoming dholms to the Traditional Art team. Once we get him settled in, we'll have some great new features for you guys! Please also join me in welcoming back alchemism :)

While you're waiting, don't forget to check out the Gallery Directors in Disguise article- Issue 1 and Issue 2



:iconcoshdaddy: deviantART » Poetry and Prose
coshdaddy


Quite a few things have happened in the last little while, which is why we've released the third edition of the Literature Gallery Update. This feature highlights a few of the more important issues, contests and newsworthy things to have happened in lit, including updates from our last feature.

As well, our newest Prose GD adrift and local legend danielzklein have started a contest. The Story of Creation Competition will challenge writers to create a story in various stages over seven days. Keep an eye on that article, and the Literature Forums where they will be posting threads outlining the days' activities.



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 14: Easy Being Green

I journeyed so far

In green woods I found my love

Verdant serendipity


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Please kiss me princess

It’s not easy being green

Unless you’re a frog.

:iconserpentinekiss:Fetish Gallery Director serpentinekiss' Picks
:bigshop319043: :bigshop293165: :bigshop123701:
:bigshop327912: :bigshop270642:


:iconrocksicle: Icon Gallery Director rocksicle's Picks
:bigshop217287: :bigshop14776: :bigshop17165:
:bigshop101693: :bigshop129356:


:iconradiopooh: Stock Gallery Director radioPooh's Picks
:bigshop134132: :bigshop282313: :bigshop33797:
:bigshop293301: :bigshop100662:


:iconaeires:Digital Art Gallery Director Aeires' Picks
:bigshop345910: :bigshop315679: :bigshop297216:
:bigshop302212: :bigshop272086:







WEEK 15: Hide and Seek

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
:bulletred: Week 13: Perpendicular Parallel

Password Safety Concerns

Sat Jul 15, 2006, 5:02 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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Password Safety Concerns -

It has come to our attention that a few users have received an email from a website claiming to be with deviantART, which prompts them to login to their account through a link contained in the email.

We would like to instruct users to not click this link and ignore the email.

deviantART.com will never ask for your password and you should never give it out to anyone.

Additionally if you ever receive such emails in the future, please forward the entire email to help@deviantart.com , so they may investigate this matter and take the appropriate actions needed.

Again we repeat do not EVER give your password out to anyone!






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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!


The Key System


As you can see at the very bottom there is a Key System. The way this will work is simple. If you have a specific inquiry or suggestion for a specific department, begin your comment with the appropriate Key Code, that way we can search the page and compile them and address them. Neat, huh?


:bulletred: I am pleased to announce the addition of a new member of the Artist Relations Volunteer Team.  Please welcome depthskins the new Gallery Director for Designs & Interfaces.  However, this also is coupled with the announcement that bornghost will be leaving our team to focus on his life outside of the box, but we thank him for his numerous contributions and wish him well :heart:

:bulletred: I'm also excited to announce that Ashwings will be taking over the Anime Gallery :) Take a moment to welcome her and get to know her better.

: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: 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. If you are still confused, please consult :faq 18: Who Selects the Daily Deviation and How is it Chosen?

:bulletred: More additions to the volunteer staff will be announced shortly, we’re growing!  Like bunnies I tell you, like bunnies.

: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. Please note this is only for Artist Relations sponsored contests and not “every” contest posted on deviantART

: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


We're happy to announce that we've added a few more categories, based on suggestions you sent in to hesitation. Remember that when you suggest a new category, it must be based on SUBJECT not TECHNIQUE. This is one of our long-standing policies that is designed to prevent as much overlap as possible in the photography gallery.

The biggest change is to the Studio and Still Life category, which has been renamed to Still Life and been subcategorized. The use of the word "Studio" in the category title didn't mesh with the description or the intent of the category, so it has been simplified to just "Still Life." After all, you can take a still life photo just about anywhere. For now, all photos that were in the Still Life category will be moved to the new Still Life -> Other category. Please relocate them from there to the appropriate new category whenever you have time.

Here are the new categories!

Art Photography -> Still Life -> Food and Drink

Artistic photos depicting food and drink. They should be the kind of photos you might see in a recipe book or on a restaurant menu. Snapshots of what you had for lunch still belong in scraps.


Art Photography -> Still Life -> Dolls and Figures

Photographs depicting arrangements of dolls and other inanimate objects that represent living forms.


Art Photography -> Still Life -> Cut Flower and Plant Arrangements

Set-up arrangments of cut flowers and plants. Photographs of living plants and flowers belong in the Nature categories.


Art Photography -> Still Life -> Other

Any other still-life arrangement of objects that don't belong in any of the more specific still-life categories. Please use this category as a last resort.

Art Photography -> People and Portraits -> Expressive

Photographs that use the human form or face to communicate an idea, emotion or concept. This differs from emotive photography in that it does not necessarily intend to portray the emotions of the photographer or model, but rather to communicate an idea or concept in general.

Art Photography -> People and Portraits -> Self-Portraits

Planned and artistic photographs depicting the photographer as the model. Please use discretion when uploading to this category. Quick snapshots and webcam captures belong in scraps.

Art Photography -> People and Portraits -> Infants and Children

Planned and artistic photographs depicting infants and children.

Art Photography -> Urban and Rural -> Bridges and Suspended Structures

Photographs of bridges and other suspended architectural structures.

Photojournalism -> Political

Photographs depicting political and activist events. They usually communicate some kind of persuasive message, or depict people who are attempting to enact change in their society.

Photojournalism -> Places

Photojournalistic images in which the location or setting of the photo is the main focus.

I hope you enjoy the new categories. If you have more suggestions, please send them to hesitation and we'll consider them for the next category re-alignment.


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


The Stock Art Galley has started phase 2 of the Galley Recat (re -categorization)

Effects (you know – fire / light / sparkly things / etc)

Here is an overview of the proposed Gallery Restructure

Phase 1 - Models (done)
Phase 2 - Effects (on going)
Phase 3 - Scenery
Phase 4 – Props

Please bear with us as we undergo this transition – the purpose of the restructure is to help fellow deviants find what they are looking when they browse the stock art galley.

Also – the long awaited descriptions (for models) are in the works and will be coming soon...


:iconaeires: deviantART » Digital Art
Aeires


Contest

I'd like to thank everyone that participated in the One Fractal Summer contest, there were a lot of great entries.  The veterans turned out and some new fractal artists emerged, so it was a great success all around.  The winners will be announced very soon, stay tuned to see who captured summer the best.


General

There is now an animations gallery in the digital section, it currently has it's own spot in the Misc. section.  I browse the galleries every week and from what I've seen, I didn't quite feel it needed it's own main gallery at the moment.  Now that we have a place to properly submit animations to, it might grow and demand a larger section with sub-galleries of it's own, but for the moment though I'll be keeping an eye on it to see how it grows and evolves.  If you have an animation that isn't Flash, emoticon, or avatar, this is the place to hang out with other animation art.

This gallery was a direct result of a suggestion sent into the Help desk.  Not all can be used, but if they show promise, they get researched and implemented.  I am currently looking at around a half dozen suggestions, so I have a lot on my plate.  If you suggested something, please be patient, gallery additions can be tricky to fit in with what is already there.  I'd rather take a little extra time and make sure it has a proper home than deal with it being mismatched with the other galleries.

Speaking of suggestions, keep the Daily Deviation suggestions coming.  If you noticed, I featured almost all my picks from suggestions, so I'm open to see what you want featured.  Keep in mind though, only digital images please.


Gallery Highlights

Fearless v2.0
Hummingbird 3
Guardian



:iconage2003: deviantART » Flash
Age2003


Hey people!

I've got some good news for all those who enjoyed the last competition - I have another competition coming your way which should be good fun for all. I'll announce it more and more in my journal as it develops but until then you'll just have to wait a little while.

Apologies to those who i've not replied to yet after sending me Daily Deviation suggestions, I've been ill of late but i'm getting better now.  :)

A short update this time around but I'll end it by saying that if you're bored or need help with anything Flash related then #Flashers is ready and waiting.

Til next time. :peace:

Gallery Highlights:

SquirrelRatThing in the Forest
Stripy
Waffle X: EPISODE ONE


:iconrocksicle: deviantART » Icons
rocksicle


First off, a little apology for a Daily Deviation I posted on the 6th.  It seems Gallery Directors do make mistakes sometimes, like not checking properly that a deviation actually was made by the person who
posted it.

The Ubuntu icons have been taken off the site now, but they're still worth checking out as excellent examples of a cool and professional  Icon set. Note: They were made for the operating system Ubuntu and so can't easily be downloaded for use in Windows or MacOS. Check them out here

Gallery Highlights

:hexentanz2:
Patriotic Cursur Set


:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


Hi all, no updates from me this time around as I'm sunning myself on my
summer holidays. Back soon!

z.


:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


Unless you've been under a rock (a good place to escape from the heat this time of year, I pondered!), the Doll Gallery Icon Contest winners have been announced. Congrats to ebonred for getting first place as well as the rest of you guys and gals. Lots of fun. Big ups to rocksicle for helping with the judging as well.

What's left is to finish off the sections in the Doll gallery (which, for personal complications and scheduling *with the Summer wrapping up, *is taking a bit longer than expected). Look for this shortly. News article will go up when the magic happens.

New pixel art contest coming up soon, so looker out for that as well!


Gallery Highlights:
kume
3rd WTM Banner - Muffin
organization.XIII
Gleam with Beauty


:iconbleedsopretty: deviantART » Resources
bleedsopretty


Not much to report this week...

I will be starting my bi-weekly gallery feature soon. I am still working on a name, heh. We also will be having a few contests sometime in the near future.

I am still having a big issue with copyrighted materials being used in tutorials. There is a big misconception that if the photos are small in size//partial photo it is not considered a violation. THEY ARE! and they will be reported as well! So please keep that in mind when creating tutorials.



:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


Hello! With the first meeting of the Artisan Crafts Community being a success, another is planned for July 15 in #artisancrafts at 12 pm Pacific Time.

July 8 is our first Critique Night, starting at 12 PM Pacific Time, where the Artisan Crafts Community can post thumbs of artwork for critique by
fellow members. Read about it here

Each of these chats take place in #artisancrafts! See you there!
Artisan Crafts on dAmn. by I-magine


:iconyathosho: deviantART » Visualizations
yathosho


There's a lot of undiscovered talent in the world of AVS, about time to get some newer faces featured. Two fairly new deviations you might say, I didn't think I have to hint you to have a look at the their galleries!

Gallery Highlights

Preset Pack 3
Track 13



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





     
CartoonResource.com is developing manga properties for newspaper distribution, and is launching The Manga Studio in the fall of 2006, in order to provide manga style commercial art for clients in the advertising and toy industries.


We are looking for talented manga artists who would like to work on professional projects, and who are able to work on a tight production schedule.
Please send low resolution samples of your work to:

Andrew Grossman, Dir.
Cartoon Resource
andrew@cartoonresource.com



To learn about CartoonResource.com, go here.



The Million Dollar Question

Fri Jul 7, 2006, 2:55 PM
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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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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 MadHatterVVVI

Mature Content

Couple 55 by mcrostie
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: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

Mature Content

Metamorphisis by Rikudeux
incense 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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    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.

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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



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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

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I'm up, running and responding, all systems go.






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