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:bulletpurple: Scrap Trap Update
:bulletpurple: The Helpdesk year in review
:bulletpurple: Welcoming New Community Volunteers
:bulletpurple: Cthulhu is Still Calling
:bulletpurple: Alicexz - Living Rainbow Taking Flight
:bulletpurple: Art We Luck
:bulletpurple: Resource  Roundup
:bulletpurple: Site Update - New Writer Look and HTML Changes
:bulletpurple: Sherlock Holmes - The Ever Evolving Icon
:bulletpurple: Changes for the Macro Gallery - Your thought
:bulletpurple: Return to Comic-con
:bulletpurple: New deviantART Thumbnails
:bulletpurple: Site Update: New Writer Look and HTML Changes
:bulletpurple: The Dead Places - The Visual Delicacy of Decay
:bulletpurple: San Francisco deviantMEET Wrap Up
:bulletpurple: How to Communicate with the CEA
:bulletpurple: The 2012 deviantWEAR preview
:bulletpurple: deviantART is hiring!


Official Contests


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.
:flagus: denotes US only contest

:bulletpink: Collaborative Digital Doll Contest - Deadline April 2, 2012
:bulletpink: 8-Bit deviantWEAR Design Challenge - Deadline April 6, 2012


Community Relations Projects



:bulletgreen: projecteducate  - Current week: Stock and Resources 
                               Next Week: Typography

:bulletgreen: Art History Project See full schedule here



Informative News & Events


:bulletblue: Stock Provider Interviews - AustriaAngloAlliance
:bulletblue: So You Want to be a CV
:bulletblue: Unofficial Fandom Calendar
:bulletblue: Contest Announcement - Relaxation - Deadline March 31, 2012
:bulletblue: Member a month project
:bulletblue: Internship Malawi - support now!
:bulletblue: The Village Bicycle Project
:bulletblue: Just Be Nice
:bulletblue: Script Frenzy and NaPoWriMo
:bulletblue: Love Is… Vexel Contest Winners
:bulletblue: Project Educate: Tips and Advice - Atmosphere
:bulletblue: Fanart Used to Save Community
:bulletblue: Art History Project: Art Nouveau
:bulletblue: Share Your Skills - Tutorials and Resources
:bulletblue: The Journal Portal and Categories Explained
:bulletblue: catluvr2 is raising money for autism, support his walk
:bulletblue: Of Copyright & Premades
:bulletblue: Digital Makeup Photoshop Tutorial
:bulletblue: Bi-Weekly Critique Events

Features & Interviews


:bulletred: I Came, I dAmned, I founded
:bulletred: Lit Fortnightly March 14
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol 106
:bulletred: Undiscovered Deviants February 8th
:bulletred: The Meaning of Your Name Project
:bulletred: Photography Weekly Edition Thirteen
:bulletred: Wednesday Feature Red
:bulletred: Obscured Photos Features 89
:bulletred: Spreading the dA Love Volume 11
:bulletred: Traditional Tuesdays
:bulletred: The A, B, Cs of Cosplay
:bulletred: Manga/Anime Spotlight - Odunze
:bulletred: Serenade Me Sinister: Florence and the Machine
:bulletred: Cities of the World: London
:bulletred: Quolia's Showcase Vol VII
:bulletred: Photography Weekly Edition 14
:bulletred: Friday Night Street Specials v3.3
:bulletred: #223
:bulletred: Absurd Interview with delya
:bulletred: Awesome Artisan Crafts XIII
:bulletred: WNC Monthly Feature No 16
:bulletred: Devious Minds - Transientart
:bulletred: Create Your Own World
:bulletred: I Came, I dAmned, I Founded
:bulletred: Lit Up Vol V


Groups


:bulletgreen:  Daily-Drawing - Provides a main topic, then three smaller ideas every day. Artists can use all of them in one picture, or just choose whichever. Any type of art is accepted, but it's mainly to help people expand what they draw, get themselves out of art blocks, and motivate!
:bulletgreen: InternationalFAQ - Our efforts to bring the FAQ to the community in different languages will take some time. For the time being, we are focusing only on translating general questions for adCast, deviantART, deviantFILM, deviantWEAR, Groups, Ordering Support, Subscription Service, and Prints Service.
:bulletgreen: DeviantCare -  a group where people can talk about personal issues in private, because not everyone may feel comfortable talking about it in public or with people who know them personally, for one reason or another. We have members with knowledge and personal experience dealing with a lot of different issues, and we hope our experiences and advice will help other people who are dealing with the same.
:bulletgreen: The-DA-advice-line - We are a group dedicated to helping people in any way possible, we have an anonymous advice journal, submit a problem and we will try our best to help, tutorials and support for everyone. We want to help people in every way possible. if you have a question we have the answer for it. We can help you with problems that you have, personal, educational, DA problems, bullying, etc etc. We won't give up on you.
:bulletgreen: OC-Challenge - Not your normal original character group, we post regular challenges in which you take the theme and create a piece of work using your own original characters. Awesome prizes from dA subscriptions, features, and art! We also advertise commissions and contests for our members.
:bulletgreen: DragonsandElves - A group for people who love the leading races of fantasy - dragons and elves. If you love to find art of the beautiful creates or even love to draw them yourself, then this is a great group to check out. Also hosts regular contests and advertises the commissions and contests of its members.
:bulletgreen: CarolinaAnimeArtists - A gathering place for artists from North and South Carolina. We accept anime/manga, cartoon/comic, and anthro art. Our group is new, but we plan to hosts contests, advertise the commissions and contests of our members, and plan regular devMEETS at local conventions.
:bulletgreen: iPhotograph - A fantastic Photography group that is based in a chatroom on dAmn. We host critique nights a few times a week . We are here to help you improve on your photography and answer any questions you may have with cameras. So stop by the iPhotograph Chatroom and say hello.
:bulletgreen: photohunt - A fun Photography game! The task is you will be given a word and you have 20 minutes to go shoot it and post it in the Photohunt Chat Best photo wins! I dare you guys to come play just ONE game. You will be hooked.


Whoas - Theme:  Green



 Bunny Heaven by angrymikko toxic by sth22art Happy Frog by FriendFrog
 Glimpse at Beauty by lionesspuma Green Elder Dragon by Isvoc Natural Mirror by Canvascope
 Nantes by FoxInShadow scary bird by moussee Green by hgjart
 Original2 by masateru Not Easy Being Green by aFeinPhoto-com Olya back by grimmy3d
 Maths class isnt going so well by Kath602 Toilet Paper by dsinger my icecream falled off :C by KatataEtc
 Everybody Knows... by EastSideSunsets :smugtard: by Pickley :labubble: by MoleyVyrus
 AT + Koray by LuaSentinel Winter Spell by TouchedVenus art trade: changles by Apomix
 Sunbeam by In-The-Distance Matsu On the Fight by SylphinaEdenhart WOT - Cadsuane by ReddEra
 Got Milk? by Apomix Green with Blue by deathrockstar :thumb78278155:
 Jump...Green by AkearaYvette Royal Green by DemonMathiel Green. by bug-in-my-eye
 Green Way by NoNicknameNeeded Green by gorgeousdivachic Green Dawn by iuneWind
 GREEN by SenselessDot green by drak0nia Green by DRagonka
 green by Khulood Green by AnatemaDevice Green by kerembeyit
 green by JamesStewart green by i-shadow


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:note: To contribute to the next installment of "Pimps & Whoas" please include it in the comments below 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 :iconcommunityrelations:

What I'm looking for from you guys:
:bulletred: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletred: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletred:  deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletred: DevMEETs or events going on around you or being hosted by you.
:bulletred: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletred: Anything else you feel you want the deviantART community to know about!


Next installment to be posted April 4, 2012  and the theme for the "Whoas" is Watercolours

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

News, features and happenings from around the deviantART community!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
yayyy :la:
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:iconthecreativejenn:
TheCreativeJenn Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Danie~ :heart:

If it isn't too much trouble, please pimp the contest, I just launched it. :love:

A Whole New World Contest

Much appreciated. :heart::heart:
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
INTERVIEW ~ projecteducate [link]
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:iconlyricanna:
Lyricanna Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Last minute pimp article suggestion [link] =)
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
One more whoa: [link] :D
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Pimp:

[link]
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#Critique-It focuses on one medium each critique cycle to give as much concentrated feedback to each artist as possible. We offer points for those who leave especially good comments and require to anyone who submits to the group also comment at the group. In April we're focusing on Black and White Photography!

#SolutionsSanctuary is a new group aimed at disproving myths and curing complaints around deviantART. We host monthly challenges and other activities. April's challenge is to stalk a CV or $taff member, and we'll give you points to do it!

Whoa:

[link]
[link]

Thanks! :heart:
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:iconthecreativejenn:
TheCreativeJenn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, Danie!!

Many thanks for the pimpage again. :) Here are a couple of things I'd like pimped on behalf of me, my partner ^kasumichan2003 and all of the Fan Art Community.

:bulletred: The Literary Illustration Challenge

:bulletred: Fan-Artist of the Month: April 2012

:) I hope these are worthy enough for a pimp. Take care!
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconmimose-stock:
mimose-stock Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
:iconsuperw00tplz:
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:iconkath602:
Kath602 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Thanks for the feature, and great article :happybounce:
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:iconvioletstory:
violetstory Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
#TheWhimsyCorner is having her first Spring contest, " Bloom of A New Day " here [link]

Also i am accepting commissions here [link]
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks hun! Love reading this article :heart:
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:iconcoffeetoffeesquirrel:
CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   General Artist
I wonder if you would put my latest article in the next article? [link]
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:iconcatluvr2:
catluvr2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:squee: Thank you for promoting my walk for Autism! :la:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure, I donated as well :) Good luck!
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:iconawsumz:
AwsumZ Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Pretty green theme :dummy:
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:icondemonmathiel:
DemonMathiel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Photographer
:hug: :love:
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I found some watercolor fan art for next month's feature! [link]
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:iconarmonah:
Armonah Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Thank you for featuring our group :heart:

As far as watercolors go, ~puimun has been my favourite watercolor artist from the moment I joined this site.
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:iconyukimizuno:
YukiMizuno Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What? We had a feature of Green as the subject, and no one suggested a picture of Rydia from FFIV?! :noes:

... Haha, anyway. Nice little pimpin' out! :la:
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:iconunexamined-life:
unexamined-life Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconzaz14ispottermad:
zaz14ispottermad Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks so much
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:icondpressedsoul:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:squee:
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:icontouchedvenus:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Some watercolor suggestions for the whoas: [link] [link]
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yay, green! It's my favorite color.

Just for future reference, do you also promote personal contests in this newsletter if submitted?
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yes totally :)
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good to know! I guess it's a little late for the contest I'm running right now, but next time I'll definitely submit.
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:iconwiggsly:
Wiggsly Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
For the whoas theme =agnes-cecile ,*deathofrats, ~janipabel ~modliszqa, *RubisFirenos and *PEHDTSCKJMBA all have galleries with wonderful watercolour works.
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:iconitsfrits:
itsfrits Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:iconjizzinmypantsplz:
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Woo! A great source :)
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:iconmagic-fan:
Magic-fan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Writer
This is great! What a wonderful collection. :heart:
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:iconthecreativejenn:
TheCreativeJenn Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice Whoas, Danie! Green is beautiful.

And wow, that #InternationalFAQ group sounds like a good idea..I'll go check it out.

p.s. Thanks for pimping The Unofficial Fandom Calendar. Much appreciated. :love:
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