Official dA News
We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con
Celebrating Deviousness - July 2011
Emoticon Legend Update: The Emoticons Strike Back
All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all deviantART sponsored contests.
How do you Drink Dr Pepper Contest - Deadline August 22, 2011
Epic Movie Poster Contest - Deadline August 31, 2011
Summer BBQ devMEET in Oshawa on July 16th
#van-isle is hosting a devMEET in Parksville, BC at the end of July! Read more about it here!
devMEET in Maine, USA on August 6th - a tour and a surprise!!
Informative News & Events
But Is It Art?
The deviantART birthdAy countdown
Deviant Finalists in International Street Photography Awards
World Screenshot Championship 2011
Fella's Big CSS Guide
`IanStruckhoff is looking for artists and help with projects - check out more here!
Cat vs Fella winners!
Helping Artists Get into Galleries
The Deviant Short Fiction Project
#eCSSercise Launch + Stamp Contest
Excuse me, I thought this was a community
Graphic Novel Artist Wanted
#Frightclub's Alice in Wonderland horror contest
News: July Holidays, Events and Awarness"
Text Art Tips #3
Monthly Literature Critique Thread - July
Call for Comic Artists - Ghost Tales Anthology
Features & Interviews
30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume IV
News: Random Fan Art Features #5">Random Fan Art Features #5
An Absurd Interview with leaf-lover
Putting the ART in #devART Vol.25
Devious Minds: SparklyDest
An Absurd Interview with hellobaby
Cutting Edge Prints, Week 27/11
Pixel Power - lets ask how they did it
Ethnic Doll Month
Body Art Inspiration: Avatar
dA Related Presents: Glitter & Sparkles
I Came, I dAmned, I Founded
Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 23
An Absurd Interview with Somebody Smart
Serenade Me, Sinister: Britney Spears
#dAPN Contest: Woodland
Body Art Inspiration: Flowers and Butterflies
Ticked off with `AaronBradford
Stock to Art III
#ScifiStock - The repository for all space and science fiction related stock and tutorials.
~DarkArt-Challenges is a challenge base group exclusively for dark and horror artists. All photo-manipulators, digital painters, and traditional artists who love the dark are welcome to join. Our July challenge is "Create A Haunted Forest", and it will run through July 30th.
#dArtzine is an independent webzine that focuses on promoting artists from Deviant Art in general. All categories of art presented in the community are taken in count to be promoted, we base the selection of the art included in the issues on the quality, concept, ORIGINALITY, and uniqueness as well as style and technique that the artists have. Nevertheless the Webzine has a section special for beginners, where these ones will be encouraged to progress in their technique and helped by monitoring this progress.
%ManipulateThis's "Cards" challenge...members are asked to design at least one original Playing or Tarot card. The challenge runs from July 4th-July 17th. Winners will receive stock prizes.
#dALinkSystem is a Group dedicated towards increasing artists exposure by helping others and themselves through a simple and effective "Linking" system. "
#GlobalMission-OfArt is currently doing an 'Our Children Project' which you can read more about here
~FocusOnLit is a group created to help deviants stay on track with their novel or short story manuscript. By dividing members by genre, we create small subgroups. Each member is expected to comment on each of the submissions to their genre folder; giving praise for exceptional writing and advice on how to strengthen weaker aspects. We also run Monthly Workshops designed to help writers understand their characters and story better.
~Magic-Myth is now #MagicMyth !! Get involved
Stay in touch by watching %hq, %communityrelations, %communityops, %fella
Whoas - Theme: Space
The orbiter had touched down at Vandenberg, and Lewis and a dozen others had flown cargo the thirty minutes to San Francisco airport. They trudged in from the tarmac in loose formation out of habit, unprepared for the crowds in the terminal.
The debriefing team had talked about friction, that the religious right had taken offense to their involvement in the colony war.
There was an awkward moment when the soldiers met the seething mass of people, unsure if there would be familiar faces, confused by the angry looks and rumbled undercurrent of discontent.
Murderers, a lone voice lit the fuse, causing the crowd to erupt into a cacophonic barrage of unfettered hatred.
The soldiers had faced more threatening forces, but here, at home, unarmed and unprepared, they could do nothing but close ranks and retreat to safety.
Police raised riot shields as picketers raised placards, the two groups squaring off as the tired soldiers slipped away through the terminal.
Lewis took the shuttl
And free astrology avatars from ~FreeAvatarProject !
To contribute to the next installment of "Pimps & Whoas" please comment on this blog with the appropriate links and information. If promoting groups, please include a description so people know why they should check it out! Also use devtags not icontags eg:%communityrelations not
Next installment to be posted July 26th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Storms.
Wanna suggest a theme? Note $Moonbeam13 with your ideas!