Pimps and Whoas - Sept. 17, 2015News from the Team App Updates: Notes and Notifications! Celebrating Deviousness - September 2015 Core Is... Notifications Discussion Site Update: Mobile, Help Desk, Channels, Prints Support One Another
Welcome ErikShoemaker and Cassy-BluePlease join me in welcoming two new faces to the Community Volunteer team ErikShoemaker - PhotomanipulationCassy-Blue - Stock and ResourcesTake a minute to go say hi!
Welcome (back) Talty!Please join me in welcoming Talty back to the Community Volunteer team. As before, she'll be helping to represent the Artisan Crafts Community.
Welcome OfOneSoulPlease join me in welcoming OfOneSoul to the Community Volunteer team where she will be helping to represent the Traditional Art community! Many of you already know her from her incredible collections and Daily Deviation suggestions but if you don't take a moment to go say hello
Thank You namenotrequired Please join me in thanking namenotrequired for his dedication and awesomeness during his time as a member of the Volunteer team. At one point, Bart was even a Marketing intern! He's been around for some time and spent a lot of that time promoting the awesomeness of this community He even met his love here So take a moment and say a heartfelt thank you and good luck to namenotrequired !!!We love you!
Pimps and Whoas - Oct. 7, 2015News from the Team Beta Test: New Thumbnail Grid Celebrating Deviousness - October 2015 NEW WATCH DISCUSSION Rick and Morty Contest Winners Sapporo CANvas Contest Winners Watch RecommendationsOfficial ContestsAll "official" contests will begin at midnight PST o
Pimps and Whoas - July 22, 2015News from the Team Celebrating Deviousness - July DeviantArt Timeline Updates Heroes of the Storm Contest Winners Polls No Longer Require Owner's Vote Thank You Pixel-Spotlight Thank You justanothersomeone
Welcome New Volunteers!Please join me in welcoming the newest members of our Community Volunteer team!lovelessdevotions - Digital Artpinkythepink - Artisan Craftsbrennenxr - LiteratureJonathanWyke - Comics and CartoonsJael page 9 no letters by JonathanWykeA Walk in the Woods p03 by JonathanWykeAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH! by JonathanWykeValaSedai - Pixel ArtThe Shrimp King's Bane by ValaSedaiOceanic Biosphere by ValaSedaiWelcome to the team!!!
Welcome!Please join me in welcoming JustACapharnaum and doughboycafe to the Community Volunteer team JustACapharnaum (Macro Photography)doughboycafe (Literature)Take a moment and go say hi!
Thank you SingingFlamesThank you Please join me in thanking SingingFlames for her time and efforts during her term as a Community Volunteer, representing the Fan Fiction and Literature communities!Thank you SingingFlames, we love you!
Pimps and Whoas - August 19, 2015News from the Team Profile Discussion Search in Favourites is Finally Here. Celebrating Deviousness - August 2015 Celebrate DeviantArt's 15th Birthday!Official ContestsAll "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. denotes US only contest
Celebrating Deviousness - April 2015In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.Introducing Anoya:iconanoya:Hello! I’m Nancy, but most people know me as Anoya. I live with my two Norwegian Forest Cats Dio & Dex in a little country called the Netherlands. I like to do photography, but I secretly also love to crochet amigurumi. I have a huge passion for Animals, Plants & Nature (APN) which might be quite obvious since I’ve been the APN Photography Community Volunteer twice for over two and a half years in total. I still feature Daily Deviation suggestions in my journal since all of them are worthy of being featured and deserve extra exposure. I also think the artists should know their work has been suggested and that it’s being loved and appreciated!In July I’ll celebrate my 11th deviant birthday. I’ve falle
Thank You AgaavePlease join me in thanking Agaave for her time and dedication during her term as a Community Volunteer representing the Traditional Art community Thank you Agaave!
Welcome ChaosfissurePlease join me in welcoming ChaosFissure to the Community Volunteer team where he'll be helping to represent the Fractal Community!Go take a moment and say hi!
Thank You KovowolfWhat can I say about Amber that you don't already know? KovoWolf has been a part of the Community Volunteer team for over 4 years and during her time infected everyone with her positive attitude and love for the DA community. While she spent most of her time representing the Anthro community, you would have also seen her active in the forums, leading countless projects and hosting an array of community contests. She's also solely responsible for making my meeting logs look pretty While we're going to miss her boundless energy on the team, I know she's not going to be far but please take a moment to say 'Thank You' to this dynamic deviant!We love you
Community Volunteers Interviews - Part 1Daily Deviations WeekCommunity Volunteers can seem confusing, intimidating, or intriguing at times. The community tends to have many questions for them, and does not always fully understand who they are as people and what they do as volunteers on DA. In this two part interview we hope to answer and address some of your many questions!1. What factors do you look for when assessing a potential Daily Deviation? What are some of the toughest factors that you face in your decision making?:iconLyricanna:Technical skill is big because the community wants to see the best of the best in the DDs section so I try to deliver. Originality and concept are also big factors for me. If the piece can bring about an emotional response as well, then it is truly a piece of art in my opinion.:iconGrimFace242:Something that stands out among the rest or has a well conceived underlying message. I especially like strong characters, and by that I mean ones that have flaws
Pimps and Whoas - January 7, 2015Official dA News Boldly Facing the Future Celebrating Deviousness - January 2015 DeviantArt Mobile App Now AvailabledepthRADIUS You May Say I'm An Artist 2015 DeviantArt Calendars Ant-Man's Giant Sized Secrets
Welcome tiganusi and hosaguPlease join me in welcoming two new faces to the Community Volunteer team, tiganusi and hosagu!tiganusi - General Photography hosagu - Street Photography Take a moment and go say hello!
What's going on with DeviantArt?There's a lot of changes going on with DeviantArt, and we recognize that this is irritating. We don't want it to be irritating, but unfortunately we don't have a choice.DeviantArt must transform. The live product is failing to interest as many new members as it used to. We've identified many of the reasons for this, and we're making transformative changes to help new users adopt DeviantArt. We especially want new users to come in and Watch Deviants, and begin conversing about Art. Ultimately we want new Deviants to post Deviations and contribute to the community. DeviantArt is meant as the place to support people in the world as they become more creative in their lives. As a community, we represent the journey of being a more creative person. The current state of DeviantArt isn't adequately communicating our value to new members. And the products they are using confuse them. We've interviewed new members on the phone, in surveys, via email. We know what the issues are.To fix th
Art in the Professions Week - Wrap Up!Art in the ProfessionsWe've just wrapped up our third Art in the Professions week! I'd like to thank everyone who participated in making this week happen! Please give them all a hand for their hard work, and take a look at some of the articles you might have missed! September7September13Art in the Professions Week7th MondayAM: Intro blog by Mrs-DurdenPM: Selling Prints: Observations and Advice by tiganusi8th TuesdayAM: Working Professionally With Amateur Models by silber-engleinPM:
Daily Deviations - Who + What to suggest! For an up to date list of the communityrelations team and who covers which area all you need to do is keep an eye on this blog. As of right now, here are the Community Volunteers for all the different galleries - along with their Daily Deviation suggestion guidelines! Many of us now keep our Daily Deviation guidelines on our front pages (profile pages) so below there will be some links that take you straight to the CVs page - search hard! Most of us have little tweaks in our guidelines that make us slightly unique so don't be alarmed! If in doubt, just ask and always send your suggestion. We don't bite and will help you direct it to the right place if needs be! Community Relations - The Team! Anime & Manga Community Volunteer: cinyuDD Suggestion Guidelines An
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-4-2015ArchiveToday’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 4, 2015:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondeevelliott: DeevElliottTwitterFacebookGoogle+Getting ExposureSometimes, you may feel like it's impossible to get your artwork noticed but there are a number of ways to get your art out there and this helpful article by RogueMudblood, will provide you with some tips.The Next Billy Elliott
My Traditional ValuesWhat is "My Traditional Values"?"My Traditional Values" is an interactive feature backed by communityrelations & Traditionalists that hopes to bring Traditional Art to the forefront of the community. This feature will provide the perfect opportunity for deviants of all galleries to show appreciation for the traditionalists among us. You may or may not tag others to participate in these features; it is not required. All that we ask is that you help us in further bringing to light the masterworks of talented traditionalists.How to participate:Simply create a journal titled "My Traditional Values" and choose one of the following to feature... - A traditional artist you value, - Or a traditional medium, like watercolor, charcoal, etc., - Or a theme you value. This can be anything. The sky is t
About a year ago...About a year ago I became a Community Volunteer for Traditional. Today my watch has ended. It has been a wonderful year to serve this amazing community! I have enjoyed many projects during the year and set Daily Deviations with big heart.I'd like to thank everyone who has sent me DD suggestions, participated events and projects, shared art, thoughts and ideas and been here with us to build this community. Even if it has been my job to be here for you, you have supported me equally and made it possible to bring people together.Big thanks to STelari who was the best possible buddy ever, taught me the ropes of being a CV and became my friend. Thank you also for my fellow Traditional Art CV jenthestrawberry and each and every CV that I have had pleasure to work with. You are a bunch of awesome people with endless ideas, creativity and passion! Special thanks to Moonbeam13 who does a wonderful job for thi
The CVs on DDs: A Group InterviewA brief interview with the Community Volunteers!We're almost done with June, and the Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive has been a rousing success already! But who are these people you're bombarding with pretty art to feature? What do they think of Daily Deviations? And what else do they do in the community?This group interview was created to help reveal the ways DDs get chosen, who prefers what, and to basically de-mystify the whole process! So get your popcorn and settle in for some devious insights!Why are suggestions from the community important to the DD selection process?:iconthemaideninblack: They are important because the community should have a say in what gets features. The community isn't a passive part of the website, it's active and as such, it should actively promote its own product! DDs are a
Cancer, we're coming to get you! Just bumping this journal because it means a lot to me!Race for Life 2013Hello all!It's that time of year again when I am asking for your help in a cause that is close to my heart. Race for life is a 5K charity run raising money for Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research do life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer.This is my 5th year in a row doing Race for Life, and every year it becomes more and more important to me. There are far too many people suffering with cancer; too many families, friends and individuals and the work Cancer Research do is so important to help find a cure.This year, the lovely Kaylee (CurvyLemon) and my sister Rachel (racheljj) are joining me in the race- and I encourage any woman in the UK to sign up too!This is me last year, 28 weeks pregnant and dressed up as superwoman because I surpassed my target. If I raise more that my target of
Some things we should talk aboutThis journal is here to highlight, debug and bust some myths for you all of stuff that goes on ALL the time, and is in part spurred by some recent events that leave me somewhat baffled and perplexed over some of the behavior we've been recently seeing across the DA communities, particularly Stock & Resources, and Photomanip since we work so closely together (and its apparently time I wrote a new wall of text to you all.)Every community has them. Those constant "issues" that make people angry and frustrated. Sometimes they can be easily solved with a little effort, and other times something just snaps and causes reactions that are far and away over the top. Here are some of our top faves.Its time for everyone to take a nice soothing deep breath, its a long one!There will be a test at the end. OMG WHY DID YOU SEND YOUR REPLY TO PirateLotus-Stock and CelticStrm-Stock AS WELL?? Hello, welcome to TEAM Stock and Resources!
Welcome Oughter and PixlphantasyPlease join me in welcoming PixlPhantasy and Oughter to the Community Volunteer team!PixlPhantasy - AnthroOughter - Chats and Forums Take a moment to go say hello!