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Project Educate Continues! Project Educate Continues!!!
projecteducate is a group and all updates from individuals during their weeks listed below will be posted over there! So be sure to join or watch for the full updates! If you want to partake in Community Week by writing an article then just note the group with your ideas!
How it Works
projecteducate started with purely CV run weeks. Those were weeks focusing on a specific art form brought to you by your lovely Community Volunteers. As well as these epic seven days of awesome, we've now introduced two more themes which run on a bi-monthly basis. Those are Community Weeks, which include articles from members of the dA community - and Artist Toolbox Weeks which include a mixture of articles focusing purely on the 'tools' of the trade. If you're interested in either please note projecteducate!
April 28th - May 4th
Community Week MiloticScale and MOAR!
May 19th - May 25th
Artisan Crafts wi
Welcome Maytel, Arctoa and rydi1689!!maytel, arctoa, and rydi1689!!
Please help us in welcoming the newest members to the Community Volunteers team!!!
Abstract & surreal photography
Welcoming New Community Volunteers to the TeamPlease join me in welcoming the following deviants to the Community Volunteers Team!
TheCreativeJenn Fan Art
ap-graphik Skins and Themes
IridescentStardust Digital Dolls
3wyl Chats and Forums
anmari Chats and Forums
Steph1254 Chats and Forums
Astralseed Chats and Forums
Ongoing Community ProjectsCommunity Projects are a great way to get involved on deviantART! This article lists ongoing projects in the deviantART Community. It will be updated often, so keep your eye on this space.
Run your own project!
Did you know that you can run a project, too? And we can help you! Check out CRCommunityProjects to find out how to run your own Community Project, or to get some support for your project!
These projects are ongoing! Get involved! If you're interested in starting a new project, or you have a new project that you'd like listed here, please note Astralseed.
Pay-It-Forward Project by AzizrianDaoXrak
Praising Life by Astrikos
The Community Relations TeamThe Community Relations Team is made up of Community Volunteers who liaise with Director of Community Relations Moonbeam13
Community Volunteers help the community out by providing you -- the community -- with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat and forums. You’ll find them doing the following;
Helping run community challenges and educational projects
Supporting community events
Helping moderate forums
Being part of the #help team
Being part of the team that moderate #devart and other official chatrooms
Liaising with Moonbeam13 and fourteenthstar on community matters
Bringing rockstar deviants to your attention via features, articles and Daily DeviationsPlease read :faq85: before applying for a Community Volunteer positionNote that you must be 18 years of age or older to qualifyPlease do NOT send notes
Welcome 4 New Volunteers PolyMune, Endorell-Taelos, Katara-Alchemist and Nyiana-sama!
Please join us in welcoming new additions to the Community Volunteer Team!
PolyMune Game Development Art
Katara-Alchemist Chats and Forums
Endorell-Taelos Chats and Forums
Nyiana-sama (welcome back) Chats and Forums
Welcoming Two New Volunteers!Please join me in welcoming two more additions to the Community Volunteer team!
kiwi-pdd has joined the team to look after Street Art & Graffiti alongside takethef
ClefairyKid has joined the team to look after Pixel Art alongside Lyricanna
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyone
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples. While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational. What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity. While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree. That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma
PE: Site Updates and How to Welcome ThemSite Updates and How to Welcome Them
This article was written due to the recent uproar from some groups of the community because of the new username symbols.
Change is something handled differently by everyone. Some people accustom to change very quickly, others may take a long time or may not adjust to change at all. In regards to deviantART Site Updates, it's important to know ways to welcome change and embrace it. You are not expected to love every feature that is released, but giving it a chance before bashing it is a right step forward.
Before reading on, please note that this article is not directed at any one individual, but as a community as a whole. All views expressed in this article are mine and mine alone and do not reflect the views of deviantART.com.
When a new feature is released, most deviants give their first impressions of said feature. Some may even react like this:
This is compl
Christmas/New years Raffle! Closed! WINNERS!!ALRIGHT Wow guys! I got 40 people partaking, and 11 spreading the news, and 42 journal faves thanks to everyone for partaking in my little Raffle
So I used Random.org to generate the winners. Sooo I had it set up for ever 15 people, I would offer one commission and 100 to them. Since we have 40, I'm going to round that off to 3 winners
Winner number 1 is:
#17! :iconxSammyKayx: who wins a chibi digital piece of Link! Their favourite character
Winner number 2 is:
#7! :iconTigrite: who wins a digital commission piece of Toothless from How to Train your Dragon which is their favourite character
Winner number 3 is:
#21! :iconkenlybop: who wins a digital commission piece of their Original Character Ultra Draco which is their favourite character
Thank you so so soooo much to everyone who entered!! It means so much to me, and now I will go about commenting on everyones responses and messaging the winners as I finish their pieces
REMINDER Gallery Makeover Project JournalsGreetings Deviants!
As I have no doubt most of you have heard from Moonbeam13's journal, a lot of the galleries here on DeviantART are having a makeover. This largely consists of merging and getting rid of categories, but please take a read of the original journal for more details.
I am sure a lot of you have seen these gallery makeover journals floating around already, but here is a definitive list of all the journals so far. Please note that not all galleries are on this list, more may be added later. Also some of these links may be updated in future, and we'll be sure to update the link here as neccessary.
Please comment on the appropriate journals for each area if you have an opinion as to how each gallery can be updated. Remember the more opinions the better so share this journal, and lets get as much of the community involved as we can!
PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the LegendDaily Deviations, or DDs . . . for some deviants, receiving one is the epitome of awesomesauce in the deviantART world. For others, they are a nice way to show off the work of lesser-known artists. Still others treat them as a special way to bring attention to great art that exemplifies works being done by a particular gallery or community.
Perhaps because there are so many different ways of conceptualizing DDs, there are also many myths and misconceptions. I would like to address some of those myths by responding to the ones most frequently heard. Please note that these opinions are mine and reflect my experiences with the photomanipulation community, but perhaps they will be informative nevertheless.
Myth 1: DDs should always be perfect.
To many of us, the ideal Daily Deviation goes to an artist with amazing talent whose work draws you in and makes you think, "Wow, everyone needs to see this!" A DD should move you, inspire you, and provoke you to think, b
The CR Stamp Project
Stamps are a great way to show your support for a project, a person or a group of people, spread awareness for a cause or promote a contest. It is also valid to do them just for fun, with just a funny image and/or message.
Since their introduction to the deviantArt galleries, millions of stamps have been created with a great variety of messages, both silly and serious, and you can see them all over the place, from journals to profile widgets.
The Community Relations department exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with our deviantART community. Our goal is to nurture our community by encouraging, stimulating artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment.
It's now time t
So you want to be a CV...Sometimes I like to wander through the communityrelations group, and I always come across comments from people so willing to become volunteers, (and a lot of comments from phoenixleo ._.) specifically in the The Community Relations Team journal, where the opening positions are listed.
To those people: take this journal just as a personal opinion coming from a former volunteer, who currently is just a regular deviant (as in: non-admin of any sort) like you, from someone who, like you, love the community and is willing to contribute and give back the way he can:
I think is great that people is so enthusiastic and passionate about volunteering, it's something that shows. People constantly say "I so would love to help!", "I can't wait to be 18 to apply!", "I so want to be on the team!", there are some who list the complete CR roster in their personal profiles, who openly s
Community Relations Newsletter - March/April 2012Table of Contents
1. Gallery Clean Up Project
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History Project
9. Gallery Description Project
10. News from the Chats and Forums
11. News from the Galleries
1. Gallery Clean-up Project
The Gallery Clean-up Project will focus on literally cleaning up the category tree in several ways. This first part of this project, is all behind the scenes. Over the years there have been categories that have been "removed", merged, or changed and there are back-end changes that need to be done to fully remove them from the tree. This part will not affect you, and if everything goes properly, you won't even notice it
The second part of this will be ensuring that the categories are all accepting the correct file-types. If there is a file-type that isn't being allowed in a particular category or
Her CatalystAs she walks through the maelstrom, the words trace upon the tips of her fingers and press into the stone. Every brick, every crack in the concrete, every crossed and angular stroke in reds and blacks and oranges. The drips of the gasoline pool around the base of her boots, slosh as she steps over the burst pipes and the rubble.
So much rubble. So little outcry. The silence of the city grates on her eardrums and the mantras she'd been forced to memorize. The Seers demanded they observe thirteen years of recitation before they attempt to weave their first World together.
But who other than the Seers can claim the incantations that knot the skeins they twist and pull on like reins hold fast? When have any of the Sisters recorded the visions they traced upon space-time and recited them, left them open for critique and discussion and debate?
Which is why she walks through the chalky soot of the smashed city around her. This all
Keep in Touch!
Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More