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Monday Munchies Every Monday, I will be featuring a single deviant's artwork. The deviant may be known or unknown, and may have received accolades or joined deviantART last week. By featuring just a single deviant, I hope to give the deviant some exposure and bring a little beauty to your week. I also include a short description about the artist and/or what draws me to their work.
Selene R. | Facebook
Selenada's pieces are absolutely stellar. They create a beautiful new world
In addition to the realistic pieces, there are some wonderful concept pieces such as this one. Again we see wonderful lighting, colors, and details in this piece.
Lastly, this piece really struck (heh...) me
The Illuminated World ContestStock & Resources
Imagine a world where the soft glow of the magnolia blossoms illuminates the sidewalk. The reaching branches of the tree cast their light over the street, reflected in the gathering puddles of a spring rain. A garden nearby is a riot of colors against the deep shadows of the night. The harsh artificial street lights that we know today are gone. What would your world look like? Is it a world where the need for fossil fuel has been eliminated, or have the scientists bio-engineered the earth into a beautiful apocalypse?
The idea of bio-luminescent plant illumination is a real project in progress by three scientists in San Francisco, California. These scientists are engineering marine bio-luminous bacterial DNA into plants to make them glow. You can read more about their project here: Glowing Plants: Street Lig
#Digitalists Chat Event 9/13/2014 - Winners!Hi everyone,
Yesterday I hosted a Muro Chat Event Challenge and Rock, Paper, Scissors tournaments. Participants were first asked to Draw in three challenges with a winner picked for each one. The second how was Rock, Paper, Scissors and through two tournaments we ended up with a repeating top three players. All our winners will receive a 3 Month Premium Membership!
The Winners are:
For the Muro Draw Challenges: :iconplexusdynasty: , :iconho-ohlover: and :iconriemea:
For Rock, Paper, Scissors :iconc0mpassion: , :iconriemea: and :icontheancynt:
:iconkalmasis: :iconmysticarya: :iconrainylake:
Thank you all again for spending time and hanging out for the chat event and congradulations to all the winners!
Be sure to check out all future #Digitalists chat events for more chances to win premiums and
Fashion Makes the World go Round IIWelcome to a feature that includes a selection of pieces from the Fashion photography galleries, Fashion-themed news and contests, a Fashion artist of the week, and some more fun stuff!
From the Fashion Photography gallery:
Dark Enchantress V by NocturneHandcrafts snake queen by Rinksy
Own time-space continuum by piXelRider 4 Img 0128 (800) by Mictian-DCLXVI
Usami and Sariel by sarielowa Woodland beauty II by MoririPhotography Story St by Dracovinia
Michelle is an artisan crafter from the United States. Her area of expertise is doll-making and her whimsical and fun figures are sure to melt your heart! Each on is expertly hand crafted and painted and there are so many little details on the costumes! Michelle's gallery will make you feel like a kid again, so be sure to check it out...you will be glad you did!
Jacek is a traditional artist from Poland. He is a wood sculptor who creates amazing abstract works that are truly a sight to behold! He expertly utilizes negative space to make his pieces more dynamic and he adds a variety of textures to the wood for a wonderful finishing touch. He will certainly enjoy browsing his
Digital Art FavoritesHello all,
Here are some magnificent examples of art from the Digital Art > Drawings and Paintings, Mixed Media, and Photomanipulation galleries. Enjoy!
Aeirmid / Jade
Winners: A Candle in the DarkGreetings!
So, we are long overdue to announce the winners for the "A Candle in the Dark" contest at mental-health. That's my fault; I hope you will forgive me (Aeirmid).
The point of the Candle in the Dark contest was to have people reflect on the things (coping mechanisms, people, etc.) that helped them get through their darkest times and come out stronger for the journey. It's about overcoming obstacles and growing. We had many, many amazing entries; you can see them here.
It was extremely difficult for those of us who judged the deviations to find a winner. How do you rate one person's pain and triumph against another? There really is no "right" or "wrong" answer. In the end, we went with the images and stories that were the most moving, powerful, and/or beautifully crafted. This could have gone about 20 ways, as each judge had her own ideas of what should win. In the end,
Project Reveal .03:iconlastdragon:
Let me now reveal to you LastDragon!
LastDragon has been a member of the community for 11 years! Her gallery is a wonderful collection of digitally painted creatures, dream based artwork, and much more! I have included some of my personal favourites from her gallery to share with everyone below:
Be sure to check out LastDragon's gallery!
Smokeangel by lion21
Azeron by 88grzes
GDD Contest: To tell a story
GetDailyDeviations is hosting an exciting contest for you ALL to participate in! We hope you're all very eager to create and submit your entries, please read the description, rules, and guidelines below!
To Tell a Story:
The theme of this contest is to tell a story, which is vague, but also very to-the-point. All artwork tells a story whether it intends to or not, as we all interpret what we wish to, when we see it. Your goal for this contest is to create a piece of art, with a specific story in mind. It can be your story, the story of someone you know, it can be fictional, it can be short, it can be sad, it can be ha
NEW CONTEST!!!!! NEW CONTEST!!!!!!
DEADLINE is HALLOWEEN!!! (October 31st)
This contest IS open wordwide!!
Donate here >>>>> http://artfavoritepoints.deviantart.com/
Submit your NEW artwork [Star!] here >>>>> http://artfavorite.deviantart.com/gallery/51175765/BEETLEJUICE-AND-NIGHTMARE-CONTEST
[Star!] [Star!]BEETLEJUICE!! BEETLEJUICE!! BEETLE...
[Star!] OR!!!!~~!! (AND)
[Star!] [Star!]NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!!
~~You do not have to participate, but there are rules!!
So please read carefully!!~~
[Bullet; Purple] You MUST include at least 2 characters
[Bullet; Black] You MUST include a link/thumbnail to the group or this journal- stating it is for THIS contest.. in your deviation description.
[Bullet; Purple] Your entry MUST be new. Dating 9/14/14 or newer. Old entries or entries that are fo
Penny Dreadful CompetitionPenny Dreadful... the TV series link has inspired me to make my debut in competitions!
My competition Is going to be about everything dark: Blood; Gore; the Erotic (of whatever nature); the Satanic and Sinful
But most of all based around the TV series, not necessarily fan art but of that era of Gothic horror and dastardly tales.... So Edgar Allen Poe etc. would also be acceptable reference.
Your work may be in any format, but must contain or reference an item in this gallery http://rockstocks.deviantart.com/gallery/41664719/Misc and be clearly defined and linked in your finished Work. It must also comply to all the regulations of DA and clearly list any stock used (All sources will be checked any offsite stock must have proof of purchase and appropriate licensing agreement, this will be checked) Written works must also include reference to a stock and link to the stock described.
I am hoping your w
Talk Like a Pirate Day - Treasure Hunt!!Arr mateys',
This Friday (September 19th) is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and what kind of day would that be without a chance for you all to win some booty!
I reckon some Community Volunteers have been hogging some booty to themselves, the slimy eels!
It's your job to find where they are hiding their booty, and steal it all for ye-self!
Here's how it works:
Read over the Chat list of activities here
Attend as many Chat events as you can: Clues to find their booty will be announced during the events!
Collect the clues to each Community Volunteer's booty, and try to find them all!!
Once you have found them all, send me Mrs-Durden, a note with the links to all their booty!
Booty = Treasure. The treasure will be a photo, linked somewhere on the Community
Talk Like a Pirate Day - Forum events!Arr mateys,
Ye ready for some creative and fun ways to win awesome prizes?
Here's the list of all the forum events that will go up this Friday, Sept 19th! All event winners will receive 3 month PMs or !
Best Pirate Pick-Up Line
Self-explanatory, you'll need to give us your best Pirate pick up line! (nothing that violates DA rules/policy)
You'll be asked to draw something pirate themed in Muro and then post it as a comment into the forum!
Pirate Creative Stories
You'll be asked to write a short creative story about pirate adventures!
3 line Pirate Poem
You'll be asked to write a poem about being a pirate and fighting for your treasure or plunder!
Best Pirate Joke!
You'll be asked to give us your best pirate joke!
Deadlines, prizing, and further details will be discussed in the forum post for eac
Talk Like a Pirate Day - Chat events!Arr mateys!
Are ye ready to win some awesome prizes?? Here is the schedule of all the awesome Pirate themed events planned for Friday 19th of September (aka Talk Like a Pirate Day)!
3 month premium memberships, and/or points will be awarded!
To win the Treasure Hunt, you should attend as many chat events as possible! (Find out more here!)
All events will occur in #CommunityRelations.
All times are PST. Please use a time converter as needed.
9AM - Muro Draw Event
You'll be given pirate themed things to draw in Muro, the best drawings win!
10AM - Deviation Scavenger Hunt
A hunt for pirate themed deviations!
11AM - Muro Draw Event
You'll be given pirate themed things to draw in Muro, the best drawings win!
Pimps and Whoas - Sept. 11, 2014
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2014
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
Site Update: Tags are the new Keywords
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.
denotes US only contest
Anthro Challenge 111
Join me in thanking jane-beata for her time with the Traditional Art Community.
and Shue13 for his help with the Space and Sci-fi community
and tatasz for her help with the fractal community
We appreciate you!
Please join me in thanking ginkgografix and Ry-Spirit for all of their efforts during their time as volunteers
Thank you to ginkgografix for all of her help with the deviantART related and Icon community and her excellent skills with CSS
and thank you to Ry-Spirit for his efforts with the Fan Art Community
We appreciate you!!
Please join me in thanking Gwendolyn12 and Emerald-Depths for their valiant efforts as Community Volunteers
Gwendolyn12 for helping with the Anime and Manga Community
Emerald-Depths for her contributions to the Photomanipulation Community
We appreciate you!
Please join me in sending out a resounding "Thank You" to Thiefoworld for his contributions to the community as a Community Volunteer for the Digital Art Community and a member of the Community Relations Mentor Team. Many of you will recognize him from the numerous deviantIDs he's created for fellow community members, including myself! His style is iconic and easily recognizable, and while we'll miss him on the team, I know he'll be forever part of this community!
Thank you, Thiefoworld , we appreciate you
Thank you, Danielle! (Emerald-Depths)
As you may know, today was Danielle (Emerald-Depths)'s last day as a Community Volunteer. There are several things I love about Dani. Of course, there's the fact that she's an AMAZING artist (see my favorite work by her, above, as just one example).
But even beyond being a great artist, Dani is a great friend. It's not easy to be a CV sometimes, because sometimes it seems like the world is against you. Dani was always there for me with supportive words and a hug. Moreover, we as a community could always count on her to chip in and help out, whether for a project or to help with a contest prize. Her love for this community has no bounds.
I also really love and respect Dani for her time as a CV. As I said, it's not always easy. Our community can turn on a dime, and people who were your best friends today can seem like your worst enemies tomorrow. Until you've actually been a CV, you don't know what it's like. We don't make dA polici
Thank You ThiefoworldHello loves,
By now most of you are aware that today was Thiefoworld's last day as a Community Volunteer and Mentor. Although no longer on the Volunteer Team, he will forever be a part of our community and forever known for his adorable deviantIDs as seen below:
On a personal note, working alongside Thiefoworld was not only rewarding, but also a very inspirational and positive experience for me. He always had a positive outlook and have you seen his journals? He sure does know how to find fantastic gifs! Seriously though, he is someone I look up to and respect fully as I know many of you do as well. He is simply put an amazing individual and artist! Don't fret though, he will still be actively engaging in the group and the community from as he put it "the comfort of his senior wheelchair" and we love him even more for that!
Please now join Digitalists a
Daily Deviation Guidelines - FashionI am now responsible for the Fashion (photography) gallery, alongside Pixel-Spotlight, if you'd like to suggest a Fashion photograph (from the photography galleries only) you may now send your suggestions my way if you wish! (A big thank you to Moonbeam13 and Pixel-Spotlight for trusting me with this beautiful gallery)
To suggest a daily deviation, please send me a note titled "Daily Deviation Suggestion" or something along those lines. Do not comment on my front page, on this journal, or anywhere else.
Please include a thumbnail of your suggestion, and preferably a reason why you feel it deserves a Daily Deviation. If you have multiple suggestions, feel free to include them all in 1 single note, so long as it's organized and clear. Also, if you'd like to remain anonymous please let me know.
Before suggesting a Daily Deviation please check to see that the deviant has not received a DD in the past 6 month
Pixel CVJust a quick announcement to say that I'll be watching over the Digital Art > Pixel Art gallery for the next little while Which means that if you have Pixel DD suggestions, you can send them my way
Yes I am still taking Fan Art DD suggestions; I will simply alternate days in DD featuring
The only rule I want to enforce for Pixel Suggestions is no edited game sprites please. Work must be original. Aside from that, suggest away
Aeirmid's DD Guidelines v.3 - Sept 2014Overview
Daily Deviations (DDs) are a way for the Community Volunteer team and deviantART Staff members to share art that is outstanding and stands apart from the gallery. We aim to showcase stellar art, and an artist can receive one DD every six months. DDs are not prizes to be won or awards to be given; they are simply daily features. For more information about DDs, be sure to review :faq61:
I can accept DD suggestions for the following galleries and only the following galleries:
Digital Art > PhotomanipulationDigital Art > Mixed MediaDigital Art > Drawings and Paintings
Special requirements for Photomanipulation and Mixed Media
Here are my specific guidelines for photomanipulations and mixed media work:
All stock and resources must be credited. See :faq217:All stock must be legitimate. No Google searches, etc. See :faq157:
Suggestions? Yes, plz! Here are the guidelin
Daily Deviation Guidelines 2.0Hi loves,
Welcome to my new and improved Daily Deviation Guidelines! I decided it was time to give my guidelines a good overhaul because hey let's face it... they were super long. I just imagine you all read my previous guidelines and reacted something like this:
Thus, this time around we are going to keep it simple and to the point! So without further ado let's get down to business!
Many times I am asked what a Daily Deviation (DD) is and what the purpose of Daily Deviations are. For those less familiar with Daily Deviations please review the following FAQ's links:
I can ONLY take Daily Deviation suggestions from the following galleries:
Digital Art > AnimationDigital Art >