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dASAW 2012 Interview: #ArtBit:iconstaffappreciation:
dASAW Interview Series: $ArtBIT
Hello and welcome to Staff Member interview of deviantART Staff Appreciation Week! So, here is interview with awesome $ArtBIT!
1. How did you discover deviantART, and what made you stay?
I've first discovered deviantART when I was searching for some Photoshop tutorials years ago. When I've submitted my first Photoshop works, I received some really great feedback from the community, and that inspired me to create more, and that is what made dA my home
2. Tell us the story behind your username and/or prior dA accounts.
I've only used one dA account, this one. When I've first tried creating an account on dA, all the usernames that I used to sport on various websites, were already taken, and I had to think of a new one. Since two of my greatest passions in life are art and prog
Introducing #Arts-and-Health: interviewHello deviants! Welcome to Introducing interview about %Arts-and-Health with its Founder, ^Aeirmid!
#Q1: Hi Jade! First, thank you so much for participating! Second, tell us a bit about yourself!
^Aeirmid: Hi! Thanks for having me. I am the CV for Photomanipulation here on deviantART, and I've been photomanipulating for about 10 years as time allows. In real life I am about halfway through with a Ph.D., and I live with a golden retriever. I enjoy things that are brightly colored, unique, and really well-done. I'm pretty outgoing and like meeting new people, and generally I have a lot of energy and enthusiasm for getting things done.
#Q2: What do you aim to do in the deviantart community?
^Aeirmid: I want to see more collaboration, and I want to see people reaching outside of their comfort levels and pushing themselves to learn more about their art form. I think it's too easy to become complacent aroun
Thank you! Our chat event was awesome!We did it and it was awesome! Thanks to ALL deviants who was in our chat event! Also, thanks to ^ValaSedai and `dekorAdum for your help with trivia and muro contest!
We need to announce our results of Muro Event:
And we have 3 winners:
~DeaconStrucktor: 3 month premium
*AJ333: 1 month premium and dA Icon Keychain
*AnyLuck: 1 month premium and dA lanyard
Prizes were kindly donated by $Moonbeam13, `Arichy
Points for Chat Event were kindly donated by =rainylake, ^jane-beata, ~IYIaglin, $ArtBIT, ~seapuppy, ~PONYGIRL4, `WhenPigsFry, ~Felicity-MadHatter, ~Detective-May, =IcedWingsArt, `Reaper-X, *AnyLuck, `JamminJo, `TiaVon and `Arichy :
A Christmas Coral by `priteeboy
Christmas Kiwi by *DolphyDolphiana
--+Christmas+-- by ~Marre-Chan95
Merry Christmas by ~lilhyperbabe
.:Those Christmas Lights:. by ~bogdanici
2011 christmas by *shichigoro756
Christmas Card by `nighty
Christmas is Sweet by ~allendoesphotos
Christmas tree by ~Basistka
Sweet Christmas by `mnoo
Merry Christmas by ~observerz
it's Christmas by ~MalvaAlcea
Christmas by ~hot-hot-heat
Magic Christmas by ~caithness155
BLEACH - Merry Christmas 2007 by ~yanimator
Christmas by ~lucky008
Christmas Call by =asuka111
White Christmas by *NickBeja
Candy cane christmas by =Ophelia-Overdose
Merry Christmas by =Skia
Christmas by ~youxiandaxia
Christmas Night. Magic scene with flying Santa by ~AlexandraF
Christmas by ~kiiw
world of warcraft
Warcraft - Ahkara by *GENZOMAN
WARCRAFT - Samantha Galvington by *GENZOMAN
Warcraft - Shadowstalker by *GENZOMAN
Warcraft - A bird in a hand by *GENZOMAN
Warcraft - Kelsa Wildfire by *GENZOMAN
Warcraft - Blood Knight Adrenna by *GENZOMAN
Warcraft - Ramen guild by *GENZOMAN
Warcraft Zipporah and Virtigo by *GENZOMAN
Warcraft Shield of Distortion by *GENZOMAN
Warcraft - Abbie Whizzleblade by *GENZOMAN
Kaerie Defender of Sunwell by *GENZOMAN
Warcraft - Siaranna by *GENZOMAN
Warcraft - Seeds of the Lasher by *GENZOMAN
CV Interview: ^Miss-it-GirlHello and welcome to our next interview with our awesome Community Volunteer for Manga/Anime, `Miss-It-Girl
1. Tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Valaree and I like to draw cute, shiny (and sometimes creepy) things
2. What is your favorite piece in your gallery? If you have more than one, put them in order from most favorite and on.
It's hard to pick just one, but this, , contains most of things I like: cute monster girls, antlers, backlighting. ...I sure do love backlighting
3. What motivates you to achieve?
My ego. Isn't that what motivates most people? :iconwalleyedplz:
4. If you could change one thing about deviantART [or your life] what would it be?
I would have a larger bank account. Then I could spend even more of my money on art and various fandom goodies. Yes. Spend all the money! :iconallthethingsplz:
5. What is your favorite thing about deviantART? About the
More Like YOU: #001More Like ThisBeta is a deviantART feature that allows you to browse artwork like never before. This feature is currently in Beta Testing (:faq531.
I will select three deviants and choose a certain deviation from them, from there, I will click the More Like This button on that deviation, to find similar artwork by other artists!
More Like =DianaGrigore
More Like `yuumei
More Like *IleanaHunter
PE Note to Daily DeviationHello all,
In this section of Daily Deviations (DD) PE week I wanted to write about how your suggestions are processed and then turned into DDs, but with a bit more of a focus on the process of how we Community Volunteers (CVs) utilize the note system. I felt it was a place where some common problems arise which may not be talked about all too often resulting in confusion and frustration for both suggesters and CVs.
The Note System
I think many are aware of this but just for the sake of being clear, CVs use the same exact note system as every other user on the site. We do not have any special bells and whistles to organize our notes other than the same tools you all are also given. There is no special tool or program that sorts or does anything special with our DD suggestions for us, it is entirely up to us, how we choose to sort them in our note system.
Let's take a closer look at how the process works, shall we?
PE: Know what your CVs can DDDuring my term as a Community Volunteer who accepts Daily Deviation suggestions it has become very clear that some people simply aren't sure who to suggest a given piece to for a DD. While the majority of suggesters have a pretty good grasp on which CVs to send the suggestion to, there are enough suggestions being received which would be better sent to a different CV to warrant some education on the subject.
Each DD selecting CV is assigned a gallery
Some people believe that anyone with an ^ symbol in front of their username can give out DDs and often there is no knowledge that we as CVs look over specific galleries which are the galleries we are allowed to select DDs from.
When looking over :faq18: you will notice the different galleries followed by one or more CVs who watch over those specific galleries. To be very simplistic, if the piece you wish to suggest is in the Anthro gallery you'd then suggest it to ^KovoWolf who watches ov
Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation?DDs: The deviantART definition
So, as the title says, What in the world IS a Daily Deviation (DD), anyway?
You know what deviantART says about it, right? Under :faq61: it says:
A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large.
That says nothing about a DD being a perfect specimen of art-- in fact, it doesn't even use the word "art" at all. Basically, as CVs, when we are giving a DD, we are doing so because we think the image is interesting and well-done and deserves your attention. It may be technically exquisite. It may be technically quite good but exceptionally thought-provoking. It may be exceedingly creative. It may be all of these things! Above all else, it should stand out in some way from others in that medium or gallery.
PE Daily Deviations: What if...?
After news articles explaining 'The Myth and the Legend' of the Daily Deviations, how to suggest them, tolerance towards Daily Deviations, the negativity, the focus on the notes and what it actually is, this article tackle the 'What if...?' scenarios t
It's All About Presentation (Mostly)As more and more people start taking pictures of their nether regions on their iphones or posing myspace style in front of their HTC's - the competitive world of getting a Daily Deviation gets just that much harder... I kid. But... daily, I am bombarded with awesome suggestions (which I love) and I'm not complaining about. But there has to be a criteria of sorts, that sets an image above the rest. Here are a few things I look for that you might not have noticed before... The first thing I look at when I stumble across an image or view a suggestion from somebody, is how the artist has presented their work to the deviantART Community.
Your image isn't everything. Not anymore. In the past I have given Daily Deviations to pieces with titles that are a combination of random letters and numbers, or that are very obviously still the source file title - or that tends to be just a keyboard mash-up. Everyday CVs are sent many many notes suggesting pieces o
PE DDs: When It's Not Always PositiveWhen DDs Go Awry
Daily Deviations, or “DDs,” are frequently held in very high esteem on deviantART. After all, what artist does not want his or her work displayed for more than 20 million viewers to see and admire? The benefits of receiving a DD feature include increased exposure for your work and a day in the spotlight for you as an artist. Many people therefore view DDs as badges of honor, awards that make them proud and validate the time they spend in our community.
Be careful what you wish for!
Don’t get us wrong-- DDs are wonderful for the purposes listed above. But, they can also bring a lot of drama upon the artist, especially if they are controversial.
Let’s talk about some of the sources of this drama.
Some people feel that people who post art-- and especially those whose art is worthy of a Daily Deviation-- should have thick enough skin to accept criticism as well as praise. They argue that criticism is part
PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your workHello all!
Well we’ve had a fascinating week so far; a week which hopefully has provided some insight not only to the process of DD selection but helped you understand what we look for in DDs as CVs. As we draw to the end of this week, I bring you an article which will whet your Saturday with thoughts that don’t just apply to the DD feature, but something which should be a consideration to everything you submit to dA. I am talking about deviation presentation.
Why is Presentation important?
Art isn’t always about just being “creative”. There are techniques and skills which develop over time which contribute to the quality of the work you produce and alongside this comes a developed understanding of good presentation.
Good presentation could be anything from cropping a photograph, to spell checking your literature. These are common sense things that in the rush of wanting to show off your creativity can sometimes be
OC WINTER CONTEST - Entries Closed!this contest is now closed for entries! I would personally like to thank everyone for their patience over the last few months! and everyone who participated for their brilliant entries and those who donated for their prize contributions! I am much appreciative! NOW IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS I WILL TAKE THE TIME To judge all the entries. please stay tuned! P.s a special prize will be given... More details later!
Hello everyone! It's that time of year when the air becomes colder and snowflakes begin to fall from the heavens, the landscape becomes covered by a blanket of white.. (depending on where you are in the world that is. :'D ) So, do you know what that calls for?! That's right an OC Winter/Yule/Christmas Contest! (I decided to launch the contest eight days ahead of schedule since the positive results on my recent polls asked for them.)
THE AVENGERS by ~MOROTEO56
The Avengers by *emmshin
The Avengers by ~Aseo
The Avengers by ~Al-Pennyworth
The Avengers by *nargyle
. Avengers . by ~MarshmallowTea
The Avengers by ~LifeEndsNow
The Avengers by *Gigei
Avengers by ~zgul-osr1113
Tony + Pepper - Private Moment by ~lilis-gallery
Tony Stark and Pepper Potts by ~Bitcrossfire
Pepper Potts by *SilkSpectreII
Pepper Potts :: Sketch 01 by ~Red-J
Pepper Potts by ~Aedrian
Pepper Potts by ~ladyavali
Iron Man and Pepper Potts by ~ElyPG
Iron Man - Tony Stark x Pepper Potts by ~maXKennedy
Agent Phil Coulson by ~lane-nee-chan
Coulson Lives by ~a745
Fanboy Coulson by *juliedillon
Nick Fury by *JPRart
#08 FURY by *Sheridan-J
Loki by *RinaCane
Our DutyWe swallowed the path home
Because we were hungry,
Though starving is an ongoing
Story, an empty bag
Dancing in the streets,
Full of an unfastened voice
Walking through the house,
Wind unchained, heart admonished.
Heaven fills its eyes, crawls away,
That sleeping boat content to follow
The vacant waves, intervals
Of dying that we dare not interrupt,
And we watch the kind ear shrinking
From our charcoal docks; heaven
With a full stomach crawls away.
This is what we were put here for.
Keep in Touch!
^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More