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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!

Week 6: Heart and Soul


Heart and Soul


Lifeblood and Passion

Grand muscle pumping nonstop

Beat forevermore


Ethereal ghost

Deepest well defies finite

Eyes become windows


:iconhesitation:  Photography Gallery Director hesitation's Picks

:bigshop223856: :bigshop168118: :bigshop143983:
:bigshop100661: :bigshop198807:




:iconzilla774:  Wallpaper Gallery Director zilla774's Picks

:bigshop258787: :bigshop214846: :bigshop96755:
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:iconsmashmethod:  3-D Art Gallery Director smashmethod's Picks

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:iconradiopooh:  Stock Photography Gallery Director radioPooh's Picks

:bigshop87532: :bigshop232673: :bigshop146038:
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:iconserpentinekiss:  Fetish Photography Gallery Director serpentinekiss' Picks

:bigshop112264: :bigshop175233: :bigshop104597:
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:iconrocksicle: Icon Gallery Director rocksicle's Picks

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:iconmoonbeam13:  Director, Artist Relations Moonbeam13's Picks

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:iconrobert:  Prints Director robert's Picks

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WEEK 7: Man and Machine

Previous Features:

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




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


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

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

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



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



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




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




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Floating in a Void

Sun Feb 5, 2006, 6:04 PM
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If you aren't checking the gallery pages everyday you're missing out on great news items written by members of the community and the incredible Artist Relations Staff:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

sunquai

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


revolt727

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


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:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Hello!


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

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

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

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

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

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

The Key System


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




:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


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

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

Run III
Into the Deepest End
UFO


:icongarrit: deviantART » Photography
garrit


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

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

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

In association with the Unknown Artists Project


:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


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

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

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

Dan C, Arc
La muse
Comprehension

:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish Photography
serpentinekiss



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

Showcase Shots:

backyard circus 002
Goodmorning
Focused on Pink
Passion


:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


Stock Art is Art Plus Some

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

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

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

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

Spotlight on  - Cobweb-stock

:iconalyn: deviantART » Digital Art
alyn


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

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

Featured images:
Golden
SUNSET
Desert Town


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal



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

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



:iconbornghost: deviantART » Designs & Interfaces
bornghost


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

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


:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Until next time, keep up the good work people!

Must see art:
The Initiation
Moon Trackers
VEGAS INC


:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


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

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

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

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

:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


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

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

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

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


:iconcoshdaddy: deviantART » Poetry
coshdaddy


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

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

Keep reading, keep writing.

gallery must-see > Burn by ubetyourboots


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

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

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




                      



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

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

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

Check them out!

Week 5: Hot and Cold


Frozen wastes I see

Icy spires grasp the sky

I can see my breath



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Hell’s furnace burning

Subtle mirage fools my eyes

My life for water



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


:iconhesitation:  Photography Gallery Director hesitation's Picks

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:bigshop217620: :bigshop247330:




:iconzilla774:  Wallpaper Gallery Director zilla774's Picks

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




:iconalyn:  Digital Art Gallery Director alyn's Picks

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




:iconscottb:  Artistic Nude Gallery Director scottb's Picks

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




:iconserpentinekiss:  Fetish Photography Gallery Director serpentinekiss' Picks

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




:iconmoonbeam13: Director, Artist Relations Moonbeam13's Picks

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




:iconrobert:  Prints Director robert's Picks

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




WEEK 6: Heart and Soul



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



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

Vic Rattlehead Vic Rattlehead
Vic Rattlehead

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

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

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



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Prizes:


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

LTD AXXION

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



Second Place - LTD DV8-R

LTD DV8-R

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



Third Place - LTD DV200

LTD DV200

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




Submissions:


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




FAQ:


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



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





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


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

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



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



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



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




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AR Newsletter





:iconmoonbeam13: deviantART » Director of Artist Relations
Moonbeam13


Hello!


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

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

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

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

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

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

The Key System


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




:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


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

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

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

Featured Photography:

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


:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


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

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

Rock solid
touch



:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


Stock Art is Art

It’s not lesser than Art .. it is Art

Just not conventional in the way some artist think

And that’s the point I hope to make

A Good stock photo

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

At it’s most simple form .

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

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

It would have good lighting, and as mentioned above

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

One day I plan to DD a piece of Fruit

Call me a crazy guy

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

I love Stock Photo Girls

(and guys / nothing wrong in that)

I  will defend this group to the death

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

Good Costumes, Action Poses, Cool Expressions and neat props

And as mentioned above

Sharp, high res, larger and usable by other artist

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

Photomanip Artist could care less ..

They take that ART and make it into their own

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

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

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

(just kidding / not really)

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

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

Spotlight on auralis-stock's gallery

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


:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish
serpentinekiss


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

cig I
Bad reception
the morning


:iconalyn: deviantART » Digital Art
alyn


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

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

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

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

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


:iconmpsai: deviantART » Comics and Cartoons
MPsai



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

:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal



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

Worth a look: Blaues Fleisch v1



:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


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

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

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

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

Must see Art: Mutant's in the city


:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Pixel Art
halfliquid


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

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

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


:iconohnojaylo: deviantART » Artisan Crafts
ohnojaylo


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

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

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

Keep the Daily Deviation suggestions coming!


Must See :X Men NightCrawler Kurt Plush


:iconminorkey: deviantART » Prose
MinorKey


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




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

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

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




                           



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


ALIENATION, APATHY, ANONYMITY

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


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

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

  by Zenhead




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

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

by 43sunsets





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

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

by SMdesign




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



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

The Judges:

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

Burning the candle

Fri Jan 20, 2006, 7:14 PM
:community:

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

Photography , Traditional Art , Digital Art , Poetry , Prose
_______






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

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

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

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

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

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

         - a photography course with national geographic woot.

I'm spoiled, I know it.

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

Contests

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

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


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




IdeAS 2005


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

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

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

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

Check them out!

Week 3: Sword & Sorcery


By blood or by bone

I will break the cursed black stone

My name yet unknown



My sword is razor

Dark magic will not stop me

I will take the throne



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


:iconrobert:  Prints Director robert's Picks

:bigshop3896: :bigshop193849: :bigshop118101:
:bigshop4017: :bigshop10714:




:iconrocksicle:  Icon Gallery Director rocksicle's Picks

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




:iconscottb:  Nude Photography Gallery Director scottb's Picks

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




:iconalyn:  Digital Art Gallery Director alyn's Picks

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




:iconbriteddy:  Anthro Gallery Director briteddy's Picks

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




:iconzilla774:  Wallpaper Gallery Director zilla774's Picks

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




:iconmoonbeam13:  Director, Artist Relations Moonbeam13's Picks

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





WEEK 4 THEME: Hot and Cold




                            



















  




<i::>Call for Entries :</i>














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(Warning: Contains Mature Content. )

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


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

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



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



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



^radiopooh - Stock Photography
Truly a free spirit, his work is easy-going and far from pretentious.  You can find a touch of his quirky humour in every piece and you'll easily come to understand that he learned long ago not to take life, or himself, too seriously.
:bigthumb10752984: :bigthumb20436876: :bigthumb18104240:
:bigthumb26419120: :bigthumb26263129: :bigthumb26256933:
:bigthumb25283112: :bigthumb13172879: :bigthumb13110171:



^scottb - Artistic Nude Photography
The nude form has long since been a muse for many artists but it takes a certain breed to ride that thin line between beauty and obscene.  His gallery is full of proof that he is a photographer that can find beauty in any form and does so with compassion and respect.  
RED BED V by scottb Serpent II by scottb ACROSS by scottb
BOOTS by scottb SANDSTONE X by scottb ANNE III by scottb
Maid Up by scottb Lie by scottb Apart by scottb



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

Astral Dreaming by serpentinekiss



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Quick Update

Thu Jan 5, 2006, 4:11 AM
:community:

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

Photography , Traditional Art , Digital Art , Poetry , Prose
_______






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

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

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

:heart:

Contests

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

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

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


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




IdeAS 2005


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

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


1st Prize
:bigthumb26786146: - christmaswinamp by xIsoMetrix

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

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

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

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

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

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


Countdown

Sat Dec 31, 2005, 12:49 PM
:community:

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

Photography , Traditional Art , Digital Art , Poetry , Prose
_______



"There is a brief moment when all there is in a man's mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record."

Yousuf Karsh


Reflection is a natural activity this time of year.  I pause and think about the past year and what I've learned and think about what I would like for the new year.  Some people make resolutions, I tend to stay away from those.. I'm not sure how many people actually stick to theirs.

My general feeling of 2005 is good.  Great things happened this year.  I quit my corporate job and started a business with one of my best friends, that despite little advertising on our part, has flourished amazingly and I love my job.  I also started working for deviantART, alongside a team of people that I adore, respect and admire, as both collegues and artists in their own rights.  Have you checked the galleries of some of your administrators? They're some incredibly talented people! Too often we miss the artist for the staff member and I implore you to discover them if you haven't because it's a side of your administration you should really get involved with.  We are all the same.

I completed some huge projects, made some great personal achievements with my photography, connected with new friends and watched as people I love achieved amazing things... (this is the mushy part so deal with it)

Mom - A woman who's strength and passion inspire me everyday and she is coming into her own and finally starting to realize that her dreams and desires are important.  Everything I am, and everything I achieve I owe to her example.  She will always be my idol.

Grandma - The oak tree of strength and determination that it all comes from.  She's been through hell and battled more demons than any person should have to.  She is preparing for her next battle but she still has that light in her eyes.. the one that tells me that she's ready for this fight for her life.  

Michelle - My best friend and a remarkable and amazingly talented artist who continues to shock and amaze me with the rate at which her talent improves.  The world is finally starting to take notice and when it catches on to what she has to offer.. she's going to own it.  Aside from this she remains one of the most beautiful women I know and one of my biggest supporters.  There are moments in my life I would not have made it without her.

Stephen - My adoring husband.. my support and one of my biggest fans.  I'm blessed to have him in my life and I'm so proud of him for achieving everything he's set out to do.  Watching him enter 2006 in the position he's strived his whole life to get is absolute kismet.

Sparky - My business partner and dearest friend.  He tolerates my craziness and off-the-wall ideas and we make a phenomenal team.  We're going to take over the world .. mark my words ;)

To my best friends whom I seem to have known forever and continually support and love me; Ian, Chuck, Age.. you're all so important to me and will continually have huge impacts on my life. I love you all dearly.

superkev, Davenit, arachnid15, Ghouldaddy, fourteenthstar, Thunderstatement, spot, robert, garrit, devilicious, cweeks, nocaed are people you may know but regardless of whether they are aware or not, I love them all dearly and they've made significant impacts on my life :)

I look forward to 2006.  I don't have any grand plans (aside from taking over the world of course) but I can say this... I will love more, I will forgive more, I will accept more and I will enjoy more.

I wish you the best for the new year, we're going to kick some ass in 2006.  Did I mention i had the best team in the world in Artist Relations? They're going to rock your socks ;)

Cheers everyone :heart:

Contests


:bulletgreen: Project 8: Abstracts -deadline January 5th, 2005

:bulletgreen: 3Faces Contest deadline January 5th, 2005

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

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

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


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




IdeAS 2005


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

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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!

We have created a chatroom at #artistrelations, to give you an opportunity to speak directly with the gallery directors and core staff in real time! Help show your support by sporting our new stamp artsitrelations by zilla774

Due to time constrictions object2bdestroyd has resigned as the gallery director for Vector Art and we thank him for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors. damphyr has made the cross over from Artist Relations into the new and improved Policy Violations Team and we know from working with this dynamo that she's going to do an awesome job.  You can count on additions to our team early in the new year in an effort to fill more of the gaps.

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

I look forward to the new year working with this fabulous team and it's equally impressive community :heart:



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 in next weeks update. Neat, huh?




:iconsuperkev: deviantART » Photography
superkev


The Doppelganger Photography Contest is underway. This is your opportunity to put your own spin on the style of some of dA's more well-known photographers. Get your entries in before January 15! You can see the entries that have already been submitted here.

Full contest details are available here.


:icongarrit: deviantART » Photography
garrit


Winterdream 2005 Photography Contest.
Winterdream is the theme. Interpret it as you will,  if you happen to live in a region where it just happens to be warm and there is no snow you can still participate. The key here is your Imagination. We want to see your vision of Winter, dreamlike or real. Cotton, powdered sugar and salt are all great replacements for actual snow in creating your winter setting, gingerbread house and all. Be creative! The contest will run from December 15th 2005 until January 31st 2005 So head out and create your own Winter Wonderland... You will find more information here</b>


:iconscottb: deviantART » Photography » Artistic Nudes
scottb


The Artistic Nude gallery has seen some great additions in the past two weeks based on a holiday, festive or Christmas theme. Possibly because of the high spirits of the festive season, commenting has been generally more constructive and kind with considerably fewer rude and nasty messages left than usual. It has been a nice place to post work and visit so please lets keep it this way :).

I have started a news feature called Nude Nation. This a new article designed to feature artistic nude talent throughout the world on a country by country (or group of countries) basis. The choice of country featured is purely on a random basis - the first edition explores the United Kingdom (UK). The next installment will be France.



:iconserpentinekiss: deviantART » Photography » Fetish
serpentinekiss


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

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:iconradiopooh: deviantART » Stock Photos
radioPooh


Choosing a Daily Deviation is rather serious business in the fact that it get’s so much exposure within our Community and seems to evoke so many emotions both good and bad.

There seems to be a lot of misconception as to the reasons a picture might be picked but it’s pretty simple in the case of a gallery director.

The choice is based on what the gallery director believes represents the best from their gallery and from that point it is left up to that individual as to what they may or may not base their decision on.

Basically it’s a Staff Pick – nothing more or less – and it is important for both the artist featured and the gallery they represent so a Gallery Director does not take the responsibility lightly.

But like all art appreciation .. It’s always subjective – what I like may be something you hate .. It does not mean my choice is bad or your taste is wrong – all it means is we simply see things different ..

I am still trying to evolve and so appreciate all the suggestions I receive. I promise I look at each and every one and please don’t take it personal if yours does not get chosen this time around, I encourage you (in my case) to keep your good suggestions coming.

I would ask you provide me with a link to a particular example and the reasons you feel it worthy that often helps in the write-up that each Daily Deviation deserves.

Also, please only send me suggestions for Stock Art – There are Staff who post over multiple galleries but Gallery Directors (denoted with a  ^ sign ) only choose Daily Devs from the galleries they represent

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Gallery Spot Light - :iconresurgere:

This group of highly professional stock artist has set a benchmark to the quality that should be found in stock art.


:iconabhimanyughoshal: deviantART » Skins & Themes
abhimanyughoshal


I don't know what actually happened, but all these skinners just began to crawl out of the woodwork and started submitting some great work. December was  a great month for the S&T Gallery. The Christmas 2005 Skin Contest was something of a success. Nice to see skins for some not-usually skinned applications, like Trillian. nieman will let us have the results on
New Years Day.

Lots of new categories have been added, and this is just the beginning. I'm also accepting notes regarding more categories that might be required. Also, keep your eyes open for new skinning groups that are going to be initiated soon. More contests are being planned too, so sharpen those 1337 skinning skills, and leave no opponent unscathed!


:iconzilla774: deviantART » Wallpaper
zilla774


Things are progressing nicely throughout the Wallpaper Gallery. Although it appears to be relatively quiet across the holiday season, I am infact a seathing mass of activity, honest. I predict great things in the new year, so keep up the good work everyone!

Must see pick: Reality 1920x1200 by EranFolio


:iconhalfliquid: deviantART » Digital Art » Pixel Art
halfliquid


The Dreaming in Pixels contest launched successfully and is open for submissions. Please read the rules in the article carefully so that your entry is valid. You have all of January left to get your pixel on. Take your time and have fun, guys!

watchers has a Pixel Portrait Project that ends on January 18. Small portraits of 16x16 faces using only 10 colors? I'm in! Let's chug those mugs out.

azzumail has a Pixel Avatar Contest going on with no set deadline. Make her happy and submit something (with a chance at winning a 3-month sub in the process, if one tickles her fancy and you win!).

And finally, for those distraught over the flow of miscategorizations in the gallery, I am planning to set new gallery descriptions in the future that will utilize images (deviations that serve as ideal examples) for people who choose not to read (or can't for language reasons!). Visual aids can do a much better job of letting others know what pixel art is, don't you think? We'll see how it stumps this trouble-area and go from there!

Looking foward to another year of pixeling so stay safe over New Years!


:iconbornghost: deviantART » Designs & Interfaces
bornghost


Designs & Interfaces is coming along slowly but surely. The Santa's Extreme Makeover contest came to a close on the 29th and the winners will be announced in the new year. There will be more Daily Deviations posted in the coming weeks. All is definately well and good around our parts.


:iconimperfect: deviantART » Poetry
imperfect


The Literature Gallery recieved an early and rather odd shaped Christmas present this year. It turned out to be a coshdaddy! (I'm not quite sure what that is either!) who will be joining MinorKey and I as the third gallery director.

The poetry and prosegalleries have been super busy with the realease of Unknown Writers Feature, and hundreds of entries to the Merry Litmas Competition. We were overwhelmed by the support shown for the competition, and the quality of the entries; picking winners was no easy task, but we arepleased  to announce Reindeer Pause
by triptychr as the winning prose submission and consuming christmas by MystWilliams, who took the top slot for poetry. You can read more winning entries here.




:iconzeruch: deviantART » Traditional Art
zeruch


I would like to reiterate that folks wishing to submit to mixed media please read the description of the
category before doing so:

Mixed Media refers to art created by using multiple traditional techniques in a combined manner.

This does NOT refer to works produced through a combination of traditional and digital techniques. Such works should be submitted to either the Traditional Art or the Digital Art gallery as though it were entirely one or the other. See the notes on the Traditional Art and Digital Art galleries for more information.



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

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

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



Merry Yule

Sun Dec 25, 2005, 7:47 AM
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If you aren't checking the gallery pages everyday you're missing out on great news items written by members of the community and the incredible Artist Relations Staff:

Photography , Traditional Art , Digital Art , Poetry , Prose
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There are eight sabbats (divine holidays) in the Wiccan calendar and currently we are entering into Yule :holly:

Known also as the Winter Solstice, this is the longest night of the year and is akin to the Long, Dark Night of Soul. Sabbat celebrations often echo both of these sentiments, often beginning in silent darkness and ending in a blaze of light, fire, and laughter.

Yule is a time of rebirth; of new beginnings and the setting of new goals for oneself. It is a time of putting aside regrets, resentments, and that which causes us unhappiness. But before we can rid ourselves of these, we must know them intimately. And thus, the season starts in the silent darkness of the cold winter's night; a time when we cannot escape ourselves through pleasurable outside diversions. The beginning celebrations are a time of meditation and inward thoughts; of recognizing the cold sorrows of the season of barrenness as both those within the frosted panes of our souls, as well as those raging outside the frosted window.

From my  Book of Shadows (Witch Journal if you will)

Yule Ritual

I sorrow not,
though the world is wrapped in sleep.
I sorrow not,
though the icy winds blast.
I sorrow not,
though the snow falls hard and deep.
I sorrow not,
this too shall soon be past.

I light this fire in Your honor, Mother Goddess
You have created life from death;
warmth from cold;
The Sun lives once again;
the time of light is waxing.
Welcome,
ever returning God of the Sun!
Hail Mother of All!

The wheel turns; the power burns.

Great God of the Sun,
I welcome Your return.
May You shine brightly upon the Goddess;
May You shine brightly upon the Earth,
scattering seeds and fertilizing the land.
All blessings upon You,
Reborn One of the Sun!

The Winter Solstice fell on December 21st in the Northern Hemisphere.  This is the longest day, a time for contemplation and decision making.  A time for rebirth of the spirit.

In keeping with that theme, I have the following question for you.

What three things occured in 2005 that had the most impact and why?

Merry Yule to all of you, may love find you and keep you warm and safe.

Blessed be :heart:

Contests


:bulletgreen: Christmas Skin Contest 2005 - deadline December 25th, 2005

:bulletgreen: Santa's Most Extreme Makeover - deadline - December 29th, 2005

:bulletgreen: A Taste of Fetish - deadline December 31st, 2005

:bulletgreen: Project 8: Abstracts -deadline January 5th, 2005

:bulletgreen: 3Faces Contest deadline January 5th, 2005

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

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

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


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




IdeAS 2005

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

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

Photography , Traditional Art , Digital Art , Poetry , Prose
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"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we had when we created them" - Albert Einstein

Good old Albert pinned it down perfectly.  I've been working through many transformations lately and the added stress of having my whole family at Christmas on top of the usual everyday stress.. had me pulling my hair out.

I'm almost finished painting the last room (the second bathroom) in the house and that's done, yay! This weekend is mass organization and putting together items to donate - toss out the old..

Every room becomes temporary chaos before it forms into calm order.. just the way my OCD likes it.

This morning was extremely interesting.  I had left the house to pick up a package.  I did almost all of my shopping online this year, I'm officially turning into one of them.. and truthfully I like it.  I pick up the package and come home to find a cat that looks like my youngest cat, Balzhur, sitting on the porch.  He's  gotten out once before and I'm cursing myself as I run up the steps to retrieve him.  I realize as soon as he's in my arms.. not Balzhur.  Oy.. now I've touched him.  He's probably about 6 months old and he's gorgeous.  We took him to the vet to find out if he was microchipped, which he was, however they never registered so it's useless.  I've reported him found but if his owners aren't found, we have a new member of our household.  This would bring the black cat total in the house to four.  We're currently throwing around the names; Poe, Salem, Banzai and Puck.  So far he's too tired to care about any of them and crashed out on our bed.

:new: EDIT it turns out that despite telling us that the microchip wasn't registered the company actually contacted the owner without telling us or our vet.  So after taking Loki in this morning for his shots and to treat his flea situation.. they got a visit from the owner saying the company told them the vet had their cat.  Very confusing.. anyhow.. about half an hour ago I returned Loki (blackie is his actual name apparantly) to his rightful owners and I've cried about a million times before and since then.. serves me right I suppose but I'm happy for having known him and I hope they are very good to him.



I also became a foster parent this week.  Two girls; Sonita and Sharmila, who are hope children that live in India.  Hope children are children with HIV.. I get the full package of information in the next couple of weeks so I'm sure I'll share more then.

:flame: minor correction- grandmombeam doesn't have a spot on her liver, she has an abnormality in her adrenal gland above her left kidney.....   l

:flame: Another correction! It seems I may have led people to believe that I'm actually cooking at Christmas but I'm not ! It's Mombeam that  is slaving away at the cooking, I'm merely providing the home and the kitchen :) Yay supermom :heart:


deviantART & Artist Relations news!

We have just released our second installment of GD5: Theme Scene

We have published our first Artist Relations Newsletter which will become a regular posting so we can keep in touch with the community. Ain't communication grand.

There is also a flurry of contest activity so find one and get submitting!!

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Contests
:bulletgreen: Avatar Gallery Icon Contest - deadline December 20th, 2005

:bulletgreen: Merry Litmas - deadline December 20th, 2005

:bulletgreen: Christmas Skin Contest 2005 - deadline December 25th, 2005

:bulletgreen: Santa's Most Extreme Makeover - deadline - December 29th, 2005

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

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

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

:bulletgreen: A Taste of Fetish - deadline December 31st, 2005

:bulletgreen: Project 8: Abstracts -deadline January 5th, 2005

:bulletgreen: 3Faces Contest deadline January 5th, 2005

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




IdeAS 2005


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

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This holiday season, Deviantart is proud to present the Christmas 2005
Skin Contest! This contest is open to all categories under Skins & Themes,
and will be judged by nieman. Entries must be Christmas-themed, in
terms of colour schemes, design or both. There are great prizes to be won
as well! The deadline is midnight, December 25, 2005 (PST)



Rules:

1) Submissions must be completed, working skins for their respective
application.

2) Submissions must be titled skinname for applicationname, under Contests -> Christmas 2005 Skin Contest

3) Submissions must pertain to the theme of Christmas as mentioned above.

4) Only entries that are submitted on or before the deadline Dec 25th, 2005 midnight (PST)

5) The judge's decision is final and binding.

Prizes galore!

:xmas: First place: 1 year subscription to DA + 1 print (gloss/lustre/matte) (Up to $40)
:xmas: Second place: 1 print (gloss/lustre/matte) (Up to $30)
:xmas: Third place: 1 year subscription to DA

Hurry, send in your entries now!