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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 7: Stars and Stripes

Twinkle in the sky

Little stars wink in my eye

I cannot reach them

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Bold strokes parallel

The pretty lines are so swell

Stripity stripe stripe!


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WEEK 8: Natural and Artificial

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

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Tue Mar 21, 2006, 5:07 AM
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If you aren't checking the gallery pages everyday you're missing out on great news items written by members of the community and the incredible Artist Relations Staff:

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

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I think life tests our resolve constantly and at the moment I must be in final exams or something because it just seems to be chaos after chaos.  It's actually almost humourous its just so crazy!

So a little backstory for those just tuning in to the moon-channel.  During the day I am co-owner of a company called Clean Freaks Inc, an environmentally friendly cleaning service.  About a month ago I got approached by a Public Relations company to act as their 'cleaning expert' for some television spots promoting vacuum cleaners and spring cleaning.  Very odd, but regardless, I have made it through the photographer from hell who shot the publicity shots.. and there are a lot of them, the studying of the product and getting past any weirdness about being on live TV.  I have 5 appearances in 5 cities and I just did my 3rd yesterday.  Everything is going fine with them, the exposure is great for the company.. I still refuse to watch myself it's quite creepy.

Ok that brings me to the weekend...  Since my grandmothers lung cancer we had boarded their Irish Setter.  I love Finnigan, he's as much my dog and if I could have a dog in my house he would have stayed with me but it violates my rental agreement.  

My grandmother decided she couldn't handle him, hence the 'last minute trip to Philly', where my in-laws are.  They have agreed to take care of him which keeps him in the family and stops me from losing him completely.  It's still heartbreaking and I spent most of the drive back on Sunday feeling quite empty..

So that was the weekend.. Saturday morning at 7:30am leave for Philly arrive at 6pm, introduce dog to new home, eat, try to sleep and faily, get in car at 7:30am Sunday and return to Toronto. Get to Toronto at 4pm, shower, unpack, repack, get back in car and drive 2 hours to London, get to hotel, eat, try to sleep, get up at 6am, tape live show at 7am, get back in car, come back to Toronto and go to work.

wheee..

So yes I'm catching up right now but I'll be caught up very quickly just don't panic if you don't hear from me as quickly as you're used to.


My grandmother tells me that times like these build character.. I'm quite the character I tell you!

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Contests

:bulletgreen: Tattoo Lolly - Ends March 23, 2006

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

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

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

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







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After searching through over 2500 submissions, Dave has selected the final three!  

And the winners are....




First Place by xaay


Vic - Megadeth concept v3 by xaay


Second Place by kingplinker


Rattle This - Vic 01: Blood by kingplinker



Third Place by walterd


vic metal by walterd






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AR Newsletter





:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Hello!


The purpose of Artist Relations is to strengthen the community spirit as well as network with fellow artists so that we may bring outside opportunities to you, and help you to hone your skills. The Gallery Directors are the first people you should go to regarding your galleries. They are the people you need to make gallery suggestions to, and ask questions about your specific genre, or seek knowledge from.They also act as your lifeline to the administration.  They are here to support and listen, and I can tell you we've got incredibly talented, devoted and passionate people on this team, so get to know them!

:bulletred: Thursday was our own superkev's birthday so make sure you show him some love :boogie:

:bulletred: The winners of the Megadeth contest will be announced next week!

:bulletred: Contests, contests, contests! and with new alliances with various companies for these contests, cooler prizes! So keep your eyes open and get involved.

:bulletred: Restructuring is coming up for the Stock Art gallery, so be patient through the rennovations.

:bulletred: The Art of Threes resolution is almost ready, please pay attention for upcoming announcements.

:bulletred:  Thanks to the hard work of IT, gallery directors and an especially spectactular bout of insomnia on my part the last couple of weeks, the miscategorizations in the report desk ( that were backed up to over a year) are now caught up to the last 5 weeks.  It's not perfect yet but we're getting a handle on it, organization will be ours!


:bulletred: If you like to submit news ..........  Well firstly, yay! we like you but we need you to honor the following a list of absolutely-do-nots for news articles...

- no CSS style sheets
- h1 to h6
- script
- anything with an id attribute (div id blah blah etc)
- do not center your header graphic as it messes with the ad that needs to run on the right hand side. [DISCLAIMER: This is not the appropriate place to list how much you hate the ads because frankly it keeps the little hamsters that run the servers running their squeaky wheels and I'm not in a position to argue with you about it, I'm simply passing on information that you need, thank you!]

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: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


One thing people frequently ask is "How much manipulation is too much for the photography gallery?" Usually, we use film as a guideline. If the manipulation is something you couldn't do in a traditional darkroom, or with traditional photography techniques, it's too much.

That means you can use your image editing software to do burning, dodging, tinting, color corrections, contrast, brightness, cloning out blemishes, levels and curves adjustments to simulate what can be done in a darkroom. Simulating double exposures, and stitching images together to form a panorama is fine too. There are obviously more things you can do in Photoshop that are indetectable, and these are acceptable too.

The bottom line is that the end result should look like a photo. If your work extends beyond these "typical" photo edits, it probably belongs in one of the Digital Art -> Photomanipulation categories.

Gallery Highlights:
pinkie
Girls on the Road
The Rock
La mer s'egoutte
one spot


:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


The artistic nude gallery continues to be flooded with new deviations. Some are poor, some are average, some are good but most
excitingly some are absolutely stunning! We have had two weeks of some excellent male and female nude submissions.

The great thing about this is that we have seen more very high quality male artistic nudes than we seem to have had in the past. This has provided a bit more equality in an often female model dominated gallery. There are two examples of these in the photo links below by two of our best artistic nude photographers on dA who work primarily with male models - holdmycoat and DylanRicci

Gallery Highlights:WARNING: CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT
unmerciful
Beauty Slavery
Easy



:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


Exciting News – The first phase of the new Stock Images category is happening even as I type this.

The former People, Men and Women categories have disappeared and will be included under the new Models Section.

Please bear with us as we undergo re-construction. The plan will be to give stock artist a month or so to move their art to
the new categories and then move everything else left over to scraps

The new gallery structure is about stock that is useable, high resolution (600 x 600) and easy to find.

We plan to put the ART back in Stock


:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish
serpentinekiss


The Pin Up gallery is now alive and kicking. t is located in the "People & Portraits" category of photography and this is for your retro styled pinup shots. They really should reflect that aesthetic of wartime like the old Varga girls (with a new modern twist if you like). They should not be full nudes, lingerie is fine.

Think along the lines of artists like:

Happy Valentine's Day Lovers by vivavanstory
Siren by earthtorachel
Vintage Pin-up by viamarie
Pin-me-up by cherieroberts


:iconaeires: deviantART » Digital Art
Aeires


Text Art

After a long wait and a lot of work, I am happy to announce the Text Art gallery has gotten a face lift.  First off, the name has been changed to Text Art instead of Textmode Art.  Previously there was only the two galleries, ASCII and ANSI, so the mode in which text art is created was critical to the name.  ASCII art is created using the 95 characters found on standard keyboards, and ANSI art is created using the extended ASCII characters which allow 8 different background colors and 16 foreground colors.  Both these art forms are very specific in their applications, so Textmode made sense.

However, there is now a Typography gallery added to the main Text gallery.  Typography art is images created where the subject matter is text using a variety of typeface styles, word spacing, character spacing, and line lengths. Not confined by the tight restrictions of ANSI and ASCII, typography art can be arranged with color and graphical elements to help portray the image's theme.  Because of it's broader
requirements, the main gallery was renamed to accommodate this new gallery so all the digital text art can be found under one umbrella.

Sometimes you find art that is hard to classify, so a Misc. Text gallery was also created for images such as those.  Any image where the text is the focus of the image, but it doesn't fall under either ANSI, ASCII, or Typography should be placed here.  This will also give the medium room for future growth as artists push the envelopes with text art.

Visual Poetry is still in the Poetry galleries, down loadable fonts should still be posted to the Resources gallery, and logos should be placed in the Designs and Interface/Logo gallery.  With new galleries, it will mean some text art will need to be moved.  Sorry for the inconvenience, but it's a step in the right direction.

I'd like to thank diamondie and jSepia for the help with the gallery descriptions.

Text Art examples:

ANSI:  Closed Society BBS ANSI by Roy, by roy-sac
ASCII:  Tribe of Evoke, by diamondie
Typography:  Numbers, by edelyne



Fractal Art

There are some fractal artists that are concerned about gallery admin representation.  Well, rest assured, I'm keeping an eye on the math art department.  A fractal nut at heart, it's my first love and it won't be without a director.  Stay tuned for another fractal feature next week that will help identify some characteristics of great fractal work, as well as showcase some of the best since the last feature.

Gallery Highlights:
Love's Thin Veneer
Evolution
Ventilated....


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal


Well, well... who would've foreseen the recent avalanche of great DesktopX and Blackbox themes? I'm glad to see that folks are warming up to apps other than Styler and Winamp. In fact, we've got a gargantuan contest lined up, that will promote just this. Other than that, I'm going to initiate smaller contests with themes, for various applications. I might get wacky myself, but I'd love some theme recommendations as well. Start your engines!

Gallery Highlights:
blackboxpack
NOOKA


:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


Multi Monitor Mayhem Competition!

Yes thats right folks, the wallpaper gallery is kicking off the 2006 season with a cracking multi monitor competition!

Winners will receive the following stunning prizes!

• Top 10 get included in the official multimonitor pack!
• 1st Prize: 1 year subscription + print account
• 2nd Prize: 6 months subscription + print account
• 3rd Prize: 3 months subscription

(Note: Print accounts can only be awarded to deviants 18+)

The competition will be available from Monday 13th March and will run until  1st April.

In other news...

Overall Copyright Violations are down throughout the gallery which is making my role a heck of a lot easier these days, so thanks muchly to all of you who are reading and understanding the submission agreement. Anime still remains a sore point in the gallery due to CVs so unless you want to see this section being removed by the CEA team, I strongly urge you not to submit anything that is in violation of our copyright guidelines. If you are unclear as to what you can or cannot post please see the following FAQs:

FAQ #8: What does deviantART consider to be Art Theft?
FAQ #306: I credited the original owner on my deviation- why did it get deleted by the staff?

:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


-black-eye-'s retro-gaming quilt project ended without a hitch and is up for your viewing pleasure. Thanks to all those who participated (and who didn't use copyrighted sprites!). It was an absolute blast and we'll be sure to have another project shortly.

Next on my agenda is the long-overdue and long-talked-about creatage of a separate section for doll-based pieces. Hopefully this will ease confusions with where to place dolls that do not use traditional pixel art methods.



:iconage2003: deviantART » Flash
Age2003


Hey Flashers!

I hope you're all well, I’m pretty good myself - settling in nicely now but don't think I’m spending all my day playing in the Games subcategory, oh no, far from it.

Since I last gave you an update I’ve been building up my little Flash FAQ up and helping to get a few things added to the official site FAQ.

For all those getting confused about how to upload a Flash Animation, this one is for you:

FAQ #615: How do I submit a Flash animation to deviantART?

And for those who're still unsure about how deviantART stands with music in Flash this one's for you:

FAQ #614: What are the rules for the use of music and sound effects in a Flash animation?


Speaking of which, I'm spending a lot of time dealing with various music copyright infringements allover the Flash gallery. I seemed have surprised a fair few people because many didn't realise there was actually an admin assigned to the gallery. :lol:

But all joking aside for a second, I’m very active around the galleries and forums so if you submit something that violates policy, i will find it.

That's about all for now, but soon I’ll be announcing some things I've got up my sleeve for all you Flash addicts out there. :)

In the meantime check my journal for mini updates.


Gallery Highlights:
Bored Aliens Short 01
Final Movie - Forgive Me


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


It's good to see the somewhat newly-imposed gallery structure for the 3D gallery has been received with open arms, as all news submissions are being put into the new structure, which has dramatically decreased the amount of miscategorizations on the user's part. You can still keep moving your old deviations into the new system as well, if you haven't done so already.  Also, keep your eyes peeled for a contest that's in the works, that should be up and ready for you to participate in sometime soon.  Other than that, keep on doing what you're doing, and feel free to keep suggesting DD's for the gallery as well.  I do read every note, even if I don't have the time to reply to them all.  Your suggestions are all really helpful.


:iconbleedsopretty: deviantART » Resources
bleedsopretty


As I outlined in my first update, one of my missions as the new Resources GD is to organize the galleries. Tutorials is first on my "makeover" list and is my current focus. I'm working on a new structure, I want to empty the miscellaneous sections to get all those tutorials cleaned up and easy to find; Expect many new sub-categories.

I'm always open to suggestions and any input you may have. If you have any ideas for categories you'd like to see added I encourage you to send me a note.

As I've been sorting through I have noticed people still upload tutorials using copyrighted images, signature tutorials seem to be the biggest problem. Even if you credit the original artist it is still considered a violation and will be taken down. Over the past couple of weeks I've had people reupload deviations that have been given a violation. If your tutorial is taken down please do NOT reupload it before removing//replacing the copyrighted material. If you are unsure why your deviation has been removed either contact me or the helpdesk.

The list below contains a few things that are against policy that I find on a daily basis. So, if any of your deviations have one or more of the following, I'd appreciate if you can fix it ASAP. It will save us a lot of hassle. :]

- Celebrity photos
- Game images [this includes "renders"]
- Game sprites
- Anime//comic//Cartoon images
- Movie//Television show images
- Logos

We also have a few contests coming up; Fun Fun stuff! I can't say much more because it's a secret! But keep an eye out for them.

I need some DD suggestions! So send them over! :]

Daily Deviation Guidelines

-Do NOT suggest your own artwork

-Only suggest things from the Resources gallery

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

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

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

If you have questions drop me a line :)


:iconcoshdaddy: deviantART » Prose
coshdaddy


Workshops. That's the discussion right now. To be or not to be, as it were. Currently, there is some debate and discussion ongoing about the creation and maintenance of new workshopping threads in our forums, something that has been practiced before and may be tried again. Stay tuned in for more information about this.

Our short short story competition is coming to a close. Expect results in the next Literature Gallery Update this weekend. Also,keep watch this weekend for a chat with Literature GD imperfect. Sunday, 6PM (EST) #PoetryPlease. She will be answering any and all questions about her, the lit community, and any other random inquiry that you may have. This does not include, however, where you left your socks or if you'll get that raise this year. Be there for this once in a lifetime opportunity!

As well, our own front page is still abuzz with news from around the globe. Make sure to keep clicking and keep up to date.

Gallery Highlight:
Drugged On Flowers



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




                                              
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Dave has chosen the Top 11 and here they are!!




Note: Due to an error, one of the finalist images was missed in the last release.  As we already announced a 'top 10', we have decided to deviate from the traditional and make it a 'top 11'.  We apologize for the confusion.

vic metal by walterd Vic Rattlehead: Part I of II by MightyDangLo Vic Rattlehead TOP10 contest by stan-w-d Vic Warhead by GraphixRob Vic - Megadeth concept v3 by xaay Senseless VIC by Palepainter :bigthumb29022422: VIC - Megadeth Design Contest by Santolouco vic by icarosteel VIC by MightyDangLo Rattle This - Vic 01: Blood by kingplinker





The final three will be announced shortly - Stay tuned!











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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
:bigthumb17935586::bigthumb22991005:Green II by studio7designsbeauty in the grass by mescamesh
Sea of Mist by MeanerCold by Hartmut-LerchDelicate by anonymous66:bigthumb25538455:


:iconsuperkev: selections by superkev
  Shadow worker by marsellus-longusThe Magician by rannugNo Pub by neoduck:bigthumb29301046:
Don't Tell Me. by xlostfaithThe Last Goodbye by DenisSavoie:bigthumb28964260:


:iconghouldaddy: selections by Ghouldaddy
  :bigthumb22319698::bigthumb28043817:fertility by LaTOUS
silhouette - the wayfarer by DasZweiteIchDaydreamer by Nullermanden:bigthumb27417413:"Skaters" - 02 by StarfighteR81







:iconzeruch: selections by zeruch
SicklyServant by AyameFataru- Aquaroja close-up 2 - by artblockTransparent Me by SlimyYetSatisfyingNaturemort by Nespherata
Labyrinth by stahlberg:bigthumb28108174::bigthumb24769442:Victorine Lafourcade by AnvilleArt


:icontwosilverstars: selections by twosilverstars
Mermaid's Comb by TaurinaThe Frog Princess by vanoostzanenNo Fear -with Lucifer's angel by Figure102
Here be Dragons by MiG-05Uncertainty by ashes48:bigthumb28409846:Save Me... by jclayart



:iconde-profundis: selections by De-Profundis
Leaning from the Steep Slope by chineseteaphase by zhoie:bigthumb24347443:blind still life by Slossberg
Cubism, Minimalism by AdriAdrianCoral Macro World by punkchica06heres looking at your... by BUTTERRUM:bigthumb29367615:








:iconzebrazebrazebra: selections by zebrazebrazebra
:bigthumb28580248::bigthumb28304894: The Memory of the DanceIn the solitude of the night dance,
framed against the whine of the
motorcycle at midnight, the
pen and rod settling by the cored
apples, comes the memory. Each
pearl, each thought, each image
of the carpeted floor, the precise
marks of your teeth. Lips embrace,
mouth suckles its pale target. In
the end we lie on the floor and
listen to the pipes churn. In the end
we giggle and pull each other up.
We still smell each other in our
hair, grasp desperately at each
other's hands. We will never be
full enough.
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goodbye, darling
-
goodbye, darling
goodbye, dear.
goodbye, darling.
you are not all that i knew
        but most
        and i can't be happy now.
not with trips (abroad);
with (designer) drugs;
with long walks without;
though i take them.
i abandon trees;
          embrace autumn,
when slightest wind leaves branches bare of leaves.
my anger with the setting sun:
        because you will leave and have left
nothing of what you had
        in your heart.
        in your head;
        in your hands;
        on your lips was some trace of me
some salt from when we kissed those nights into mornings into days
        into nights
  
One AfternoonA full moon of tea swims like maple syrup at the cracked bottom of my flowery mug. I raise the cup to toast myself, and it leaves a brown eclipse in it's wake. The taste of sugar and caffeine leave a hole in my mouth, as I swirl the smelly sauce around in the
ceramic peephole.
You know,
The dregs of T.E.A are just like mistakes.
They slosh around in the bottom of your head until you are brave enough to slurp them.~
:bigthumb19298670:


:iconpinkymccoversong: selections by PinkyMcCoversong
The Scientific Method
I slipped on ink spills, the ones
you left for me to find.
the rotting Petri dishes and green electrons
in your cathode ray, filling up your laboratory
like chalky lumps of coal. there you go again,
drawing conclusions
from all the wrong ideas.
"amusing," said you, "point-
less and daft,
a stain on left side of your test
paper told me all I needed to know."
at first I thought I understood the reasoning,
the Socratic junk file piled inside me
I made a quick jab with my pen,
knocked you off your pedestal and left
you there to sprawl. please scrawl your notes
out on the blackboard, help me understand your methods.
the data, observation; you left an ink stain on
my blouse, rubbed rape-seed oil over the desks to
make them shine, glint, glow in the radiance of mica;
you fool, fool's silver isn't a passport
to the life of us,
we simpering society sisters,
laughing at your shortsleeves, your scratched and static
car radio. you had a million reasons to let
the lens break, but you fancied it,
telescopes for twoHow you hailed the tottering dawn,
beating your hands
smooth of shakes
and balance, damp
with evidence in envelopes sewn
on strips of air;
Curled up in the corner
of a mullock heap,
in the oven
of a drunken deity,
you say "Beginnings!"
like you're the first one to ever link
revelations to her plastic charms.
You're not;
Stooping to swallow pips
and shrug in adenoids, they came,
thrilled the letters in my lungs
to ash, complimentary
coastal damp
as when I
hung his
on the line
thick
with night and soft at the edges;
as if words left their eyes sick and sore
of telescopes in the shape of pens.
I didn't know how long to wait,
so I exchanged it all for x-ray vision
and firewood,
three dollars in a slot
for silence
[leave
my soul
alone]
and carried you out in a golf-buggied night,
losing verbs
across the biggest bumps
I could find.
Re-poetHere, lay a dilettante harmony,
     Swallowed tongues and distant things,
And endings, from Eden up.
Balance it, shivering and umbered every moment,
     Until dawn hits, and the light cuts its edges,
A glow on your thunderclap skin.
Pedestrian.
I straddle parallel yellow
lines down mountain road,
watch beams from headlights
carve paths through Sandburg fog---
licks its paws, sits,
moves on.
An owl calls, distinct.
I speak,
my voice a staticky white
hiss, as stretched thin on copper wire---
I am a liar, liar, liar.
An addition
of functions mathematicians cannot seperate.
Noise
on Cartesian plains.
O dream,
asphalt animal.
I crawl up your back
and discover the nape.
I wake.
Each synapse, a friend,
fires like a piston.
.
:bigthumb27950532::bigthumb26182166: oh tawny gypsy girlgypsies in their
mobile homes with satellite
t.v. stop on the side of the road
to exhume accordion bones and bury
the succulent skeletal fish I
was married off at fourteen now
a widow wasting petrol we are
the source of heat in summer winter
will dance on plastic heels on the
news last thursday evening a hop-
skotch blurry white man said "you
are free
economy
billions and barrels of melancholy
say yes young snappers we will
be like christmas lights united on
a string"
the tambourine wheel clattered kilometers are nasty but
statues are the worst my tired bones my limestone fingers
coughcrumble on glossies and newspapers shouting
"you must the best insist a life" my children will
not read. oh father, no bread, oh the
fantasy flickering through our chalet the
violin ghosts weep for ladies twirling
in the twilight the transience of human
motion the proper way to eat a peach.







:iconsmashmethod: selections by smashmethod
:bigthumb28603139::bigthumb28969137:Windmill by crafaldarGlass Thing by d3m0ni0
Zalmoxis by digital-emotionsliving room by drainlife-the Attic by dreamscapesChill Pills by dronsu


:icondamphyr: selections by damphyr
-dress- by the-happy-treeDragontamer by Graysun-D:bigthumb29160873:
:bigthumb28742199::bigthumb29003847:Free Lovin' Temptress by septicHello by Fany001


:iconcamelhijackation: selections by camelhijackation
Serpoise by venstorPoster by ghostgumThe City by BasdeBoerWho makes you feel? -Edit- by KayaX
Sunflower by EdanadE:bigthumb29418321::bigthumb29348928:Roman Temple by neurovit


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AR Newsletter





:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Hello!


The purpose of Artist Relations is to strengthen the community spirit as well as network with fellow artists so that we may bring outside opportunities to you, and help you to hone your skills. The Gallery Directors are the first people you should go to regarding your galleries. They are the people you need to make gallery suggestions to, and ask questions about your specific genre, or seek knowledge from.They also act as your lifeline to the administration.  They are here to support and listen, and I can tell you we've got incredibly talented, devoted and passionate people on this team, so get to know them!

:bulletred: Two new gallery directors! Age2003 for flash and bleedsopretty for resources! Go say hi :)

:bulletred: The ancipation is stifling for the Megadeth contest but there will be more information very shortly! Remember there were over               2500 entries and one judge ;)

:bulletred: IT is working on our issues with the new gallery subcategories not showing thumbnails when you click through the front page links as opposed to browse through the dropdown menus.  Please stop sending in helpdesk tickets, the issue is being addressed :)

:bulletred: The very long awaited resolution to the Art of Three's contest is currently on my plate and will be coming in the near future, yes I promise.

:bulletred: CSS in news articles was causing an issue with IT and as such, except for a few key articles, CSS will not be used in future news postings.  If you submit news, please do not use style sheets.

:bulletred: Visit our chatroom at #artistrelations, and take the  opportunity to speak directly with the gallery directors and core staff in real time! Help show your support by sporting our stamp artsitrelations by zilla774

The Key System


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




:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


The photography gallery is alive and kicking. There are plenty of chances available to prove how talented you are. Check out the Surreality Photography Contest. You've got until April 21 to get your entry in, so step out of boring reality and get to shooting. There's also the 2006 Photography Olympics. Represent your country and shoot for gold. The Photography Olympics closes on March 15.

We've also made some changes to the minimum and maximum resolutions for images uploaded to the photography gallery. Please make sure that your photos are no smaller than 300 pixels on the shortest side, and up to 1280 pixels on the longest side before uploading them to deviantART. Images that are smaller than the minimum should go into scraps or snapshots, and those that are larger can be easily resized to fit.

Gallery Highlights:

Scratched metal
No, YOU don't understand
Duygu in a Grandiose Moment
portrait on the train
Cheese


:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


In the last couple of months there have been some exciting new artists in the artistic nude category. Also a lot of our seasoned members have been submitting some excellent work. Keep the quality work coming!

Controversy has continued with people complaining about some of my DD picks. They seem to be unaware that DD's are not awards or prizes and attack either the deviant, dA staff in general or me! I choose DD's that I personally think are very good. It has nothing to do with the deviant in question or other dA staff. Some people of course will disagree as there is no accounting for differences personal taste. Funny enough some of the most favourited DD's also get the most complaints proving my theory about personal taste. DD bashing will not be tolerated.

Gallery Highlights: Warning: these deviations may contain Mature Content

-fugazi-
waiting for midnight
Kissin' Cousins
Fantazma - Trinity

:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


Please make your name glow

As mentioned in the last news letter (has it been two weeks already – yikes) We (the stock community) have finished up with the first of the proposed and long awaited category changes. The first phase will be Model’s, which will replace the current flat structure categories of Men, Women and People.  I am currently working on an implementation plan an then work out a date with our magical and lovely AR Leader Moonbeam13
.

The entire Stock Community awaits with baited breath (I’ve never quite understood what that phrase means but seem to continue to use it anyway)

In the process of discussing the changes in the Stock Forum, I have come to realize what a close, supportive and passionate group of people Stock Artist are.

I am so proud and honored being part of that group *dabs tear... it’s truly been my pleasure to represent them.

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

There will soon be some new rules in Stock Images to improve the galley and prevent it from being the dumping ground of 100 pictures taken in someone’s bathroom *sigh.

One day I hope to read on someone’s ART . “Hey this should be Stock”

Stocking you always – peace out (I’m looking for a catch phrase / bear with me / I'll get there (smile)


:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish
serpentinekiss



A new contest and another interview for the Glamour Gallery will be launched early March. Stay tuned in the photography news section for more details.

Gallery Highlights: Warning: these deviations may contain Mature Content

Lace
Vicky :: Black and White
Pearls of god
Sofia - four


:iconage2003: deviantART » Flash
Age2003


So this has been my first week as the Flash Gallery Director and it’s been a good week I must say. I’ve seen a lot of promising Flash artists and a lot of new comers to the gallery with their first pieces of Flash to which I stand with open arms.

I’ve also come across very well produced animations that I’ve enjoyed watching immensely but have had to report because they’ve contained copywritten music. This is something don’t like doing at all so please don’t see this as a personal attack, I don’t want to report your animation’s however if you don’t stick to the policies then you leave me no choice.

Remember deviantART forbids the use of any copywritten materials used within your artwork. The same rules apply to the Flash Gallery so please try and set a good example to the others.

Speaking of which, a lot of people have been asking how to upload video files to the Flash / Movies Category. I want to remind you that all video formats (*.avi, *.mpg, *.wma etc.) are forbidden too - as is uploading Flash animations with imported complete video files.

And finally in an attempt to bring the Flash community closer together a small band of animators, voice actors, cartoonists, and flash addicts have been gathering in one of the few dAmn chat rooms dedicated to flash - <a href=”chat.deviantart.com/chat/flash…>#flashanimatorz. If you want to make some friends interested in the same thing then this is a good place to start.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be moderating the gallery, looking for more good Flash talent and submissions worthy of Daily Deviations, if you have a suggestion <a href=”age2003.deviantart.com/journal…>please send them my way.

If you guys have any problems or questions feel free to note me.

Gallery Highlights:

Frisbee
Cupid's Last Stand
Wake up


:iconbleedsopretty: deviantART » Resources
bleedsopretty



The resources gallery is getting a makeover!

Currently I am working on subcategories to get things more organized. For instance, I've seen so many wonderful non-digital tutorials that are lost in the miscellaneous category. I really think they deserve a home so I am planning on creating a Traditional Art subcategory as well as a Non-Art subcategory which would include things like cooking tutorials.

In addition to the new categories, I am going to be working on cleaning the gallery over the next few weeks. I've found many resources using copyrighted materials - I'd like to remind everyone that these types of deviations are not allowed on deviantART. Anything I find using celebrity//comic//videogame//etc images I will be reporting to the C&E administration. If anyone is unsure if their deviations are in risk of being removed please feel free to write me a note with your questions.

Finally, I am excited to announce that resources will now be getting Daily Deviations! Yes! I know this is good news for a lot of people. This is a great opportunity to expose more deviants to the resources many artists spend countless hours creating. So please send me some DD suggestions!

If anyone has any comments/questions please feel free to write me a note.


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal



TIt seems like the entire skinning community at DA has been plagued by the Vista virus...people still haven't gotten over the whole 'glass' effect. I can't wait for this epidemic to end. Anyhow, march will see a slew of contests and group activities that I hope many of you will participate in. I'd also like to begin holding chat sessions to discuss skinning, design trends and so on. Anyone up for it? Hit me back and we'll get started. Cheers!

Gallery Highlights:

Centralizer
Tekolate II


:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


Competition

Competition time! Yes, finally I can let slip that we have a competition winging its velvety way to the wallpaper gallery! The ETA is yet to be decided, but I can reveal that it'll be featuring the mult-display category! Get your thinking caps on and prepare yourself for the unleashing of the first of many competitions!

Prizes and full competition entry information to follow shortly.

Wallpaper Features

Want great wallpapers? Then look no further, I've taken all the hard work out of browsing the gallery to bring you the best of the gallery in my weekly features. Every week I feature a collection of the most original, most unique and just down right awesome wallpapers from the past 7 days submissions. I've been running these since I started my role as Gallery Director so just hop on over to the wallpaper gallery and feast your eyes on hundreds of top works from a multitude of uber-talented artists.

To be eligable for inclusion in these features, all you have to do is submit work at a minimum size of 1024x768 to the gallery! Simple! I also accept suggestions for inclusion, like DD suggestions, just note me.

Daily Deviations

Thanks to everyone who sends me notes and emails with Daily Deviation suggestions, keep 'em coming guys! If anyone wants to suggest work, here's how to do it:

1) Work must be from the Wallpaper Gallery
2) Submissions must be a minimum of 1024x768 to be considered
3) Work must be original
4) Artists must have written a deviation description (if they can't be
bothered to make the effort, I can't be bothered to feature them)
5) You should write a short paragraph why you feel the piece should be
featured
6) You CANNOT suggest your own work
7) Note me the link and your paragraph and I'll do the rest!

That's it until next time!


:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


=-black-eye- has a nifty Pixelation Quilt Project going that already has some stunning quilt squares (if there's a technical word for them, fill me in!). If you want to be a part of this uber-cool retro gaming monster once it's compiled (and have a chance at the two prizes =-black-eye- is offering up to boot!), please make sure to post your entry somewhere in the news article (or his journal) by March 1, 2006.. Just a few days away!

And seeing some of the entries we have, it's going to be another sweet project!

Remember: spotted any impressive pixel art in the pixel art galleries? Let me know.

:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


Howdy from Artisan Crafts! As you well know The Great Plushie Contest is underway, and I already see tons of neat stuff! The deadline is March 25 so get your entries in!

I’ve also got another contest underway, Gimme Yo Sushi for all those who either like sushi or making food or whatever.

Please keep those Daily Deviation suggestions coming!

Gallery Highlights:

"Death" Voodooz series 2
Famine Voodooz series 2
"War" Voodooz Series 2




:iconbornghost: deviantART » Designs & Interfaces
bornghost


Designs & Interfaces will have another edition of their Unknown Artists article on the 1st of the month. Be sure to check the Designs & Interfaces page for that.

Any previously mentioned contests are still on the drawing board and will definately be happening.


:iconeinion: deviantART » Digital Art » Vector Art
Einion


The vector community on dA is growing all the time and it seems each week brings a new deviant trying the medium for the first time. The process can seem a little daunting at first so if you are new to vectors and you have questions don't be afraid to use the forums to ask about things you're unsure of. For you experienced users: try to make a habit of checking in to help with these sorts of queries as know there is a large reservoir of untapped knowledge within our ranks.

Thanks for all the Daily Deviation suggestions I've received so far and keep 'em coming; obviously not all of them can get featured but periodically I plan to do more News items like this one as another means to highlight lesser-known vector artists and many of your suggestions will get funnelled into these so they won't be wasted! If you'd like to send me a Note with your picks please have a look at this Journal entry for some guidelines.

:iconrocksicle: deviantART » Icons
rocksicle


The rennovation of the official deviantART emoticon list continues at speed thanks to my wonderful team of emote artists. Look out for some emoticons being offered up to the whole community to work on in the coming weeks, giving you an opportunity to get your art used on the site.

Gallery Highlights:

Seven Deadly Sins
:juggling:


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


Well, for those of you who have been around, you know that it's been a pretty eventful past couple weeks for users of the 3D gallery.  In short, the entire gallery had a restructuring, and is now going through the slow process of having users relocate the last group of deviations that may still be in the wrong, no longer existing, categories.  To clear up what appeared to be a common confusion amongst some of our users, let me briefly explain what is going on in the 3D Gallery right now:

A majority of the deviations that had been submitted before this restructuring are now in the new "Miscellaneous" categories.  These submissions will remain filed where they are in the new system, whether you move them or not.  However, if you have submissions that are in the no longer existing categories, you must please move them into the new system.  Simply look at the new structure, here and if you have submissions that are not in categories on that list, please move them into categories that are on that list.  You will have until March 15th to do so.

For a full overview of what happened to the 3D Gallery, please have a look at this news article, it should answer all of your questions.

Also, I have started a new monthly article for the 3D Gallery, called The Wireframe Manifesto.  This article will showcase five different works from 5 different artists.  The first issue can be read, here.  And, of course, if you know of some artists you would like to see featured in the next installment of this article, feel free to note me with them (please make the note subject "Wireframe Manifesto").

And as always, if you have any questions about the new changes to the 3D Gallery, or any related topics, just contact me, and we'll try and get it figured out as soon as possible.

:iconzeruch: deviantART » Traditional Art
zeruch



The Traditional Art gallery directors will begin monthly write-up/feature of our own showcasing some of the more off the beaten path gems we find.  We have no name yet, but it is in the works, suggestions? :)

I also am looking to write something on "live" artists who create on stage with bands or under other musical/performance scenarios. Something that showcases art done spontaneously and in reaction to other media, and would like to put a call out to any DA artists who do this. Feel free to send me a note!




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 6: Man and Machine






Time never ceasing

My heart beats clockwork rhythm

I am a robot

- - -

Love, Joy, Agony

Hourglass mortality

I am simply man

- - -

:iconhesitation:Photography Gallery Director hesitation's Picks
:bigshop277125: :bigshop276332: :bigshop273432:
:bigshop274713: :bigshop266221:



:iconradiopooh:Stock Photography Gallery Director radioPooh's Picks
:bigshop26676: :bigshop26824: :bigshop32467:
:bigshop269953: :bigshop112946:

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:iconsmashmethod:3-D Art Gallery Director smashmethod's Picks
:bigshop274339: :bigshop272171: :bigshop200760:
:bigshop228030: :bigshop224933:



:iconserpentinekiss: Fetish Photography Gallery Director serpentinekiss' Picks
:bigshop32424: :bigshop118280: :bigshop141997:
:bigshop213717: :bigshop261539:



:icongarrit:Photography Gallery Director garrit's Picks
:bigshop125113: :bigshop159418: :bigshop56732:
:bigshop196710: :bigshop197300:



:iconmoonbeam13: Director, Artist Relations Moonbeam13's Picks
:bigshop212780: :bigshop138171: :bigshop81649:
:bigshop71735: :bigshop181285:




WEEK 7: Stars and Stripes

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

Warning: Cage bars cause blisters

Sun Feb 19, 2006, 11:14 AM
:community:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:heart: :community:

Contests

:bulletgreen: Tattoo Lolly - Ends March 23, 2006

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

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

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

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







I'm Here for the Long Term by realitysquared I Support Policy by realitysquared# Help
Behind the lens Support The "Evil Penis" by arachnid15 Community supporter stamp by deviantStamps
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Love, Exciting and New

Tue Feb 14, 2006, 3:45 PM
:community:

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

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

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

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

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

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


Happy Valentine's Day everyone.

:heart: :community:

Contests

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

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




IdeAS 2005


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

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:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Hello!


The purpose of Artist Relations is to strengthen the community spirit as well as network with fellow artists so that we may bring outside opportunities to you, and help you to hone your skills. The Gallery Directors are the first people you should go to regarding your galleries. They are the people you need to make gallery suggestions to, and ask questions about your specific genre, or seek knowledge from.They also act as your lifeline to the administration.  They are here to support and listen, and I can tell you we've got incredibly talented, devoted and passionate people on this team, so get to know them!

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

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

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

:bulletred: Visit our chatroom at #artistrelations, and take the  opportunity to speak directly with the gallery directors and core staff in real time! Help show your support by sporting our stamp artsitrelations by zilla774

The Key System


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




:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


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



:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


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

Gallery Highlights:
Intimacy 5
Lo Shocks
Secrets


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


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

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

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

The 4 main Categories under stock will be:

Effects
Models
Props
Scenery

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

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

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

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

Good stocking – Peace out

:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish
serpentinekiss


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

Gallery Highlights:
hardwood
Double Dutch
Legs


:iconmpsai: deviantART » Comics and Cartoons
MPsai


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal


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

Gallery Highlights:
Thallos VS
Deviantart.com Tuned UP


:iconrocksicle: deviantART » Icons
rocksicle


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

Gallery Highlights:
:igy:
:aeroplane:


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


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

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

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

:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


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

  :iconnighty: deviantART » Digital Art » Photomanipulation
nighty


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

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


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

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

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




                     



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

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

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

Check them out!

Week 6: Heart and Soul


Heart and Soul


Lifeblood and Passion

Grand muscle pumping nonstop

Beat forevermore


Ethereal ghost

Deepest well defies finite

Eyes become windows


:iconhesitation:  Photography Gallery Director hesitation's Picks

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:iconzilla774:  Wallpaper Gallery Director zilla774's Picks

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:iconsmashmethod:  3-D Art Gallery Director smashmethod's Picks

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:iconradiopooh:  Stock Photography Gallery Director radioPooh's Picks

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:iconserpentinekiss:  Fetish Photography Gallery Director serpentinekiss' Picks

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:iconrocksicle: Icon Gallery Director rocksicle's Picks

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:iconmoonbeam13:  Director, Artist Relations Moonbeam13's Picks

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:iconrobert:  Prints Director robert's Picks

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WEEK 7: Man and Machine

Previous Features:

:bulletred: Week 1: Fruit and Candy
:bulletred: Week 2: Conflict and Chaos
:bulletred: Week 3: Sword and Sorcery
:bulletred: Week 4: Hot and Cold




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


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

Sunset Journeymen :: Bathing
Will re-edit.
Sample :: Enter Sodomon
[The forest path was probably the safest way for them, but lucky for Radian, Lesendra knew a better trail.]
I couldn't understand it, suddenly I was in a land that was as vast as my eyes could see. How could someone feel safe, feel normal when you can never see the end of the horizon? This girl didn't seem bothered at all by this, her and her people are very, very strange.
"No, its best if we dont move through the thick brush, horses dont move well through it. I know of a better trail." Lesendra said as she pointed further towards the suns shield.
[Suns shield means 'south', since in Radian's belief, the sun is a soldier of the sky that patrols the world every day. If you head west, you head towards the suns back, if you head east, its towards the front, if you head north, you head towards his sword. The sun carries his sword in his right hand and his shield in his left.]
:bigthumb9667129:
Sal'Quadin :: Bio
Sal'Quadin (Sal-kway-den)
:iconlastscionz:
Artwork by Jeff Cruz
Written by -Asher
Stats
Hight :: 5'11/20'teeth
Wieght :: 118lbs/100'stones (With equipment!)
Eyes :: Yellow
Famous Quotes :: "Who the drow!? I'm the drow! THAT'S RIGHT!"
"Why do I have to wear the dress!? It makes my hips look wide.."
"Of course I know how to use a pointy! I mean sword.."
"NO! Kill the human! HE'S PINK! Nobody likes pink!"
"You said 'don't push the don't push button'. A double negative is a positive.. Right?"
"In drow, there is no word for love.. But there are 16 for sex! It's the language of booty!"
History Born in the same year as Sabion they have been trained and hardened in almost the same exact way, however after a solitary confinement for 6 months for a botched assassination, Sal'Quadin has never been the same, as his mental level stayed the same, his out look on life changed. They say he is the only drow to laugh and even worse, make fun of other drow and what ever else gives him whim. His s
Wilted Paper FlowersLike paper flowers that rip and shred, like the rain that hits my head,
lies like fires that burn and spread, skin of hue lips of red, colors of health and being well fed,
its not your genes, or how your bred, its like the perfect written in black led, what once written, shall
now be read, as the pettles wilt, they will shed come rest your heart in my bed.
Dear Santa, make me perfect.When I became perfect, I changed my name to nobody.
Tis be only a dream we see our own reflections in,
its our skill we pour our own perfections of sin,
our hate, our malice, our suffering and fears,
the voices of anger are smothering our ears,
let that which is known, be forgotten for a day,
let us forgive those who've begotten our way,
I've been cold and alone for a day too long,
I've been told once again, to stay the wrong,
temptation cant lead me for I know the way,
I'm the lost sheperd who's grown so astray,
grown so rebelious, no rules I obey,
so perhaps in the next life, my debts I will pay.

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



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



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




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




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Floating in a Void

Sun Feb 5, 2006, 6:04 PM
:community:

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

Photography , Traditional Art , Digital Art , Poetry , Prose
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It feels like forever since I've written an update and I'm exhausted! I'm in a perpetual flux of organization and catching up but things are starting to even out. So some updates shall we?

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

sunquai

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


revolt727

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


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Contests


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




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:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Hello!


The purpose of Artist Relations is to strengthen the community spirit as well as network with fellow artists so that we may bring outside opportunities to you, and help you to hone your skills. The Gallery Directors are the first people you should go to regarding your galleries. They are the people you need to make gallery suggestions to, and ask questions about your specific genre, or seek knowledge from.They also act as your lifeline to the administration.  They are here to support and listen, and I can tell you we've got incredibly talented, devoted and passionate people on this team, so get to know them!

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

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

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

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

:bulletred: Visit our chatroom at #artistrelations, and take the  opportunity to speak directly with the gallery directors and core staff in real time! Help show your support by sporting our stamp artsitrelations by zilla774

The Key System


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




:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


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

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

Run III
Into the Deepest End
UFO


:icongarrit: deviantART » Photography
garrit


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

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

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

In association with the Unknown Artists Project


:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


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

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

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

Dan C, Arc
La muse
Comprehension

:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish Photography
serpentinekiss



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

Showcase Shots:

backyard circus 002
Goodmorning
Focused on Pink
Passion


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


Stock Art is Art Plus Some

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

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

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

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

Spotlight on  - Cobweb-stock

:iconalyn: deviantART » Digital Art
alyn


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

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

Featured images:
Golden
SUNSET
Desert Town


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal



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

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



:iconbornghost: deviantART » Designs & Interfaces
bornghost


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

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


:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Until next time, keep up the good work people!

Must see art:
The Initiation
Moon Trackers
VEGAS INC


:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


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

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

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

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

:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


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

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

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

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


:iconcoshdaddy: deviantART » Poetry
coshdaddy


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

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

Keep reading, keep writing.

gallery must-see > Burn by ubetyourboots


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

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

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PH:for Photography
AN:for Photography > Artistic Nudes
FP:for Photography > Fetish
SP:for Stock Photos
DA:for Digital Art
AA:for Digital Art > Anthro
DF:for Digital Art > Digital Fantasy
PA:for Digital Art > Pixel Art
ANI:for Anime
AC:for Artisan Crafts
COM:for Comics and Cartooons
CON:for Contests
DI:for Designs & Interfaces
ICN:for Icons
POE:for Poetry
PRS:for Prose
ST:for Skins & Themes
TA:for Traditional Art
VP:for Visualization Presets
WP:for Wallpaper
SEN:for Seniors
3D:for 3-Dimensional




                      



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

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

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

Check them out!

Week 5: Hot and Cold


Frozen wastes I see

Icy spires grasp the sky

I can see my breath



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Hell’s furnace burning

Subtle mirage fools my eyes

My life for water



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


:iconhesitation:  Photography Gallery Director hesitation's Picks

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:iconzilla774:  Wallpaper Gallery Director zilla774's Picks

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:iconalyn:  Digital Art Gallery Director alyn's Picks

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:iconscottb:  Artistic Nude Gallery Director scottb's Picks

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:iconserpentinekiss:  Fetish Photography Gallery Director serpentinekiss' Picks

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:iconmoonbeam13: Director, Artist Relations Moonbeam13's Picks

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:iconrobert:  Prints Director robert's Picks

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WEEK 6: Heart and Soul



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



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

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Vic Rattlehead

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

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

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



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Prizes:


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

LTD AXXION

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



Second Place - LTD DV8-R

LTD DV8-R

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



Third Place - LTD DV200

LTD DV200

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




Submissions:


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




FAQ:


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



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





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