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Information and Responses


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

So before you ask please read below:

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

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


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

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


My news hasn't been posted yet

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


There should be a _______________________ subcategory under ______________

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


I hate the new changes

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

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

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


I can't submit to ____________ contest

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



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

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


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AR Newsletter





:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Big Category Changes




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

the new Root menu will be



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

Customization

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

Literature

will include:

:bulletred: Poetry
:bulletred: Prose

Manga/Anime , Comics and Cartoons and Anthro

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

Community Projects

will include:

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

Resources

will now also include:

:bulletred: Stock Images



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

:bulletred: The category has the wrong descriptions

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

:bulletred: The category icons are incorrect

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


:bulletred: My favorite category is missing!

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

:bulletred: I have questions not answered here!

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

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

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



Thank you for your patience :)







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








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





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



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







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


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


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







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


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


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


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



If you are using Internet explorer, you must right-click on the thumb and choose "Open in new window" and the deviation will appear, along with the artist's name. Please visit the FAQ to learn more about the Unknown Artists Project and how you can contribute to its success.


                  

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

:bulletred: Please do NOT send me daily deviation suggestions.  I don’t post DD’s except for a rare occasion and that’s almost never a suggested piece.  Please send them to the gallery directors. If you are still confused, please consult :faq 18: Who Selects the Daily Deviation and How is it Chosen?

:bulletred: New contests are popping up all over the place and I know it’s hard to find them.  To solve this, I have added  a module to my journal to ease your pain and frustration. Please note this is only for Artist Relations sponsored contests and not “every” contest posted on deviantART

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

* Suggest Photography to: Ghouldaddy

* Suggest Digital Art to walloftruth or camelhijackation

* Suggest Fractal Art to muetze

* Suggest 3D/Fantasy Digital Art to alyn

* Suggest Traditional Art to or De-Profundis

* Suggest Poetry to: zebrazebrazebra

* Suggest Prose to: imperfect


What is considered an Unknown Artist?

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

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

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


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


The Key System


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




:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


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

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


  :iconkuschelirmel: deviantART » Digital Art » Photomanipulation
kuschelirmel


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

Keep them coming!

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

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

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

:bulletblue: don't suggest yourself

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

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


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



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

Please take a look at Photomanips Weekly #18



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



:icondepthskins: deviantART » Designs & Interfaces
depthskins


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

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

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

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

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

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



  :iconeinion: deviantART » Digital Art » Vector Art
Einion


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

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

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

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

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

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

February
March
April
May
June
July


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




:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


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

Freespire Contest

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

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

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

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

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

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

For futher clarification please see the following FAQ entry:

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



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


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

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



:iconcoshdaddy: deviantART » Poetry and Prose
coshdaddy


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

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



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

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

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





                      

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

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

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

Check them out!
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:pointr: Week 14: Easy Being Green

I journeyed so far

In green woods I found my love

Verdant serendipity


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Please kiss me princess

It’s not easy being green

Unless you’re a frog.

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


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


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


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







WEEK 15: Hide and Seek

Previous Features:

:bulletred: Week 1: Fruit and Candy
:bulletred: Week 2: Conflict and Chaos
:bulletred: Week 3: Sword and Sorcery
:bulletred: Week 4: Hot and Cold
:bulletred: Week 5: Heart and Soul
:bulletred: Week 6: Man and Machine
:bulletred: Week 7: Stars and Stripes
:bulletred: Week 8: Natural and Artificial
:bulletred: Week 9: Tears and Fears
:bulletred: Week 10: Mystery and Enigma
:bulletred: Week 11: Smoke and Mirrors
:bulletred: Week 12: Dance of the Spheres
:bulletred: Week 13: Perpendicular Parallel

Password Safety Concerns

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:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Hello!


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


The Key System


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


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

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

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

:bulletred: Please do NOT send me daily deviation suggestions.  I don’t post DD’s except for a rare occasion and that’s almost never a suggested piece.  Please send them to the gallery directors. If you are still confused, please consult :faq 18: Who Selects the Daily Deviation and How is it Chosen?

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

:bulletred: New contests are popping up all over the place and I know it’s hard to find them.  To solve this, I have added  a module to my journal to ease your pain and frustration. Please note this is only for Artist Relations sponsored contests and not “every” contest posted on deviantART

:bulletred: Miss an edition of the newsletter or want to find someone in Artist Relations? Check out My journal where I store all of this information for your viewing pleasure.
                                  
:bulletred: Visit our chatroom at #artistrelations, and take the  opportunity to speak directly with the gallery directors and core staff in real time! Help show your support by sporting our stamp artsitrelations by zilla774

The Key System


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



:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


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

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

Here are the new categories!

Art Photography -> Still Life -> Food and Drink

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


Art Photography -> Still Life -> Dolls and Figures

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


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

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


Art Photography -> Still Life -> Other

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

Art Photography -> People and Portraits -> Expressive

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

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

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

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

Planned and artistic photographs depicting infants and children.

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

Photographs of bridges and other suspended architectural structures.

Photojournalism -> Political

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

Photojournalism -> Places

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

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


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


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

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

Here is an overview of the proposed Gallery Restructure

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

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

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


:iconaeires: deviantART » Digital Art
Aeires


Contest

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


General

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

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

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


Gallery Highlights

Fearless v2.0
Hummingbird 3
Guardian



:iconage2003: deviantART » Flash
Age2003


Hey people!

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

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

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

Til next time. :peace:

Gallery Highlights:

SquirrelRatThing in the Forest
Stripy
Waffle X: EPISODE ONE


:iconrocksicle: deviantART » Icons
rocksicle


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

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

Gallery Highlights

:hexentanz2:
Patriotic Cursur Set


:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


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

z.


:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


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

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

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


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


:iconbleedsopretty: deviantART » Resources
bleedsopretty


Not much to report this week...

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

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



:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


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

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

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


:iconyathosho: deviantART » Visualizations
yathosho


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

Gallery Highlights

Preset Pack 3
Track 13



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

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

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





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


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

Andrew Grossman, Dir.
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andrew@cartoonresource.com



To learn about CartoonResource.com, go here.



The Million Dollar Question

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

What's your answer?



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

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


:iconsuperkev: selections by superkev
just fly by Fairy-Bluebird:thumb34824811::thumb30764508:castelsardo1 by enomis
Confined to this world by MadHatterVVVI

Mature Content

Couple 55 by mcrostie
:thumb35489909:


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





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


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


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







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


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









:iconcamelhijackation: selections by camelhijackation

Mature Content

Metamorphisis by Rikudeux
incense by Meeellla:thumb34910221:
CHAOS by rccoHorses by PixelFreyaGrandmaster of Buttons by kveyeBirds Of Prey by S3BR4


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



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



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A Pirates Life For Me

Sun Jul 2, 2006, 8:04 AM
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Photography , Traditional Art , Digital Art , Poetry , Prose , Designs & Interfaces , Flash</b> , Wallpaper , Skins & Themes , Icons , Artisan Crafts , Visualizations , Pixel Art , Nude Photography , Fetish Photography , Stock Photography , Resources

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    My pirate name is:
    

  

    Iron Ethel Roberts
    

  
  

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

  Get your own pirate name from fidius.org.
  







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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.

Check them out!
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:pointr: Week 13: Perpendicular Parallel

Two parallel lines

Never to touch each other

Alone but together

----

Moving together

Briefly touching then leaving

Intersecting lines



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WEEK 14: Easy being Green

Previous Features:

:bulletred: Week 1: Fruit and Candy
:bulletred: Week 2: Conflict and Chaos
:bulletred: Week 3: Sword and Sorcery
:bulletred: Week 4: Hot and Cold
:bulletred: Week 5: Heart and Soul
:bulletred: Week 6: Man and Machine
:bulletred: Week 7: Stars and Stripes
:bulletred: Week 8: Natural and Artificial
:bulletred: Week 9: Tears and Fears
:bulletred: Week 10: Mystery and Enigma
:bulletred: Week 11: Smoke and Mirrors
:bulletred: Week 12: Dance of the Spheres

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:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Hello!


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


The Key System


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


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

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

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

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

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

:bulletred: Miss an edition of the newsletter or want to find someone in Artist Relations? Check out My journal where I store all of this information for your viewing pleasure.
                                  
:bulletred: Visit our chatroom at #artistrelations, and take the  opportunity to speak directly with the gallery directors and core staff in real time! Help show your support by sporting our stamp artsitrelations by zilla774

The Key System


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


:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


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

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


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


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

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

Our first guest will be londonxpress

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



:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


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

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

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


:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish Photography
serpentinekiss


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

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

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

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

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

Gallery highlights:

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


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


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


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal


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


:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


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

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

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


:iconage2003: deviantART » Flash
Age2003


Sup Flashers

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

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

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


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


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


:iconbleedsopretty: deviantART » Resources
bleedsopretty


_Resources

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

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

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

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

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



_deviantART Related

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

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

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



:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


Harro!

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


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

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


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


:iconyathosho: deviantART » Visualization Presets
yathosho


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

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

Gallery Highlights:
commercialization of art pt 2
visualove



:iconlondonxpress: deviantART » Seniors
londonxpress


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

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

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

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

Test



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

New Browse Feature: browse by advanced critique welcome

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

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





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

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

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




                

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

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

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

Check them out!
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:pointr: Week 12: Dance of the Spheres

My little round friend

Kick it, roll it, bounce bounce bounce

Cubes are so boring

- - -

Dance majestic spheres

Slow circles in the heavens

Love the blue marble


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


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


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


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







WEEK 13: Perpendicular Parallel

Previous Features:

:bulletred: Week 1: Fruit and Candy
:bulletred: Week 2: Conflict and Chaos
:bulletred: Week 3: Sword and Sorcery
:bulletred: Week 4: Hot and Cold
:bulletred: Week 5: Heart and Soul
:bulletred: Week 6: Man and Machine
:bulletred: Week 7: Stars and Stripes
:bulletred: Week 8: Natural and Artificial
:bulletred: Week 9: Tears and Fears
:bulletred: Week 10: Mystery and Enigma
:bulletred: <a href=news.deviantart.com/article/20…>Week 11: Smoke and Mirrors

Home again

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

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



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AR Newsletter





:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Hello!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:bulletred: Miss an edition of the newsletter or want to find someone in Artist Relations? Check out My journal where I store all of this information for your viewing pleasure.
                                  
:bulletred: Visit our chatroom at #artistrelations, and take the  opportunity to speak directly with the gallery directors and core staff in real time! Help show your support by sporting our stamp artsitrelations by zilla774

The Key System


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



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


:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


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

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

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


:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish Photography
serpentinekiss


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

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


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


Art that is Stock

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

Such as:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



  :iconnighty: deviantART » Digital Art » Photomanipulation
nighty


C A T E G O R I E S

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


At the moment the categories are as follow:

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


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




C O N T E S T S

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

:bulletred: 36 contest by lockstock
Closes June 13th


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


:bulletred: Surreal competition by AttempteStock
Closes June 20th


:bulletred: Fantasy Contest by anaRasha
Closes June 30th



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


:bulletred: Darklight by pyerflystock
Closes June 28th



G A L L E R Y  H I G H L I G H T S

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


:iconaeires: deviantART » Digital Art
Aeires


Fractal

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


Misc.

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

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


Gallery Highlights:

Stormbringer
Crystalline
Necrowarrior F


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal


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

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



:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


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

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

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

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

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


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

Make a difference!

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

Make a difference!

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

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

Wallpaper Gallery



:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


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

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


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



:iconage2003: deviantART » Flash
Age2003


Hey Flashers!

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

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

That's about it for now. :)



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


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


:iconbleedsopretty: deviantART » Resources
bleedsopretty


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

_Daily Deviation Guidelines

_Do NOT suggest your own artwork

_Only suggest things from the Resources//DA Related galleries

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

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



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


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



:iconimperfect: deviantART » Poetry and Prose
imperfect


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

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





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

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

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





   

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

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

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

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WEEK 12: Dance of the Spheres

Previous Features:

:bulletred: Week 1: Fruit and Candy
:bulletred: Week 2: Conflict and Chaos
:bulletred: Week 3: Sword and Sorcery
:bulletred: Week 4: Hot and Cold
:bulletred: Week 5: Heart and Soul
:bulletred: Week 6: Man and Machine
:bulletred: Week 7: Stars and Stripes
:bulletred: Week 8: Natural and Artificial
:bulletred: Week 9: Tears and Fears
:bulletred: Week 10: Mystery and Enigma