What happened to January??? D;
So.. February is blasting its way across the world with gale force winds and flooding, hopefully everyone in the community is safe and well!! We are all sending our love to CelticStrm-Stock who is recovering after surgery - so go leave her some love on her page!!
Huge congrats to SenshiStock
Its wonderful to see a fellow stock provider so recognised for their hard work and dedication to helping other artists! Huge huge congrats Sakky & team!!
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Project Educate: Getting involved in 2014Now that our first Community Week of 2014 is about to get started, it's time to do another blog introducing the ways in which you can get involved in the group this year. A lot of people have found that projecteducate gives them a great platform to have their already awesome articles noticed. This is very true! projecteducate not only helps educate the community through what you write, but also gives you a chance to have your artistic voice heard. At the time of writing this blog we have over 1,200 members and over 2,000 watchers. This means that the blogs we submit go out to hundreds of people. So why not use this method of communication to share your knowledge, tips and insights?
Community Volunteer Weeks
This is when a Community Volunteer (CV) takes a whole week to educate you about a chosen art form. This is usually done through interviews, features, tutorials, educational articles and the occasional contest or chat event. If you think you'v
Valentine's Day Art Exchange!
DIGITAL LOVE IS IN THE AIR!
It's time once again to get out the virtual glitter and cyber candy hearts because Valentine's Day is nearly upon us! The Valentine Exchange is back, allowing you to create valentines for your fellow deviants to send to their special someones. To participate, simply submit your Valentine's Day-themed deviations to the Valentine Exchange category. Then, from February 12th to 19th, you can send your creations and the creations of others to your deviantART friends, lovers, and secret admirers.
CREATE THE LOVE
Create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the Valentine Exchange category.
Site Update: Google Analytics to Beta, New BrushesWhat's New
Google Analytics For Your Profile (Beta Testing)
Beta Testers can now link Google Analytics to their Profile! Google Analytics brings deviants access to comprehensive statistics about their deviantART profile, artwork, Journals, galleries, and collections.
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Calligraphy and Watercolor Brushes in deviantART Muro
Two new brushes have been added to Muro! One is a calligraphy brush that allows you to create calligraphic writing, and the other is a watercolor brush that lets you simulate a watercolor look.
Embedding SoundCloud Files In Journals
You can now share SoundCloud uploads in your Journal! When visiting SoundCloud and listening to a song, click the
Important: Have you Notified your Stock Providers?Hi all,
I just wanted to take a quick moment out from registering people for the Photomanipulation Tournament to bring to your attention an issue that is plaguing our community.
I think a lot of people think that, with the new Mentions system, there is no need to notify stock providers when you use their work. This is untrue! There are a few of reasons why you still need to notify them via note or comment, as per their preference, when you use their stock:
1. Some people turn their Mentions off because they get to be annoying. Thus, if you don't tell them, they may never see your gorgeous work.
2. Stock providers like to keep track of your work, and notes/comments help with that.
3. If your stock provider doesn't see your work, he/she can't give you love!
I'd DD it if...
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I'd DD it if...
Ever wondered why a certain piece doesn't have a DD? Well I probably don't know either! I most likely can't tell you why a certain piece hasn't been DDd (unless it's in Stock), but I can maybe give you a hint as to how to get me, personally, to be more likely to feature something as a DD. (
Get submitting, get involved!
Through the Mirror STOCK CHALLENGE*EDIT* Woohoo!! We have some entries!!
Hello everyone!! It's been a while since I last held a stock challenge for stock artists but in the spirit of the new year here you go.
What if a mirror isn't all it seems. What if your reflection wants to keep you on your side? What if you are able to climb through a mirror but your reflection keeps standing in front of you, blocking your way? You try to touch the mirror without your reflection touching the same place. Maybe the cold surface isn't the mirror you're touching, but the cold flesh of your doppelganger, pushing back, keeping you on your side.
The theme is 'Through the Mirror'
Start and End Dates
This challenge will begin on the 21st of January and close on the 21st of
New Contest - In SpaceHi Everyone,
today we ( :iconcd-stock: :iconevelivesey: :iconybsilon-stock: ) start with our new contest.
Our new theme is "In Space". Be creative and show us your imagination.
You are given 30 stocks below. Your work has to include min. 1 of each of us. From stockpacks you are allowed to take only one. You are free to use more than one stock from each of us. The size must be so, that we can see it without a loupe and we reserve the right to decline the entry, if we can´t see our stocks. Credit all stocks you used with a direct link (equal it is our stock or an other stock). Only legitimate stock is allowed (no Google or something like this).
Your artist comment has to include a statement, that this is a entry for the Contest "In Space" held by :iconcd-stock: :iconevelivesey: :iconYb
Stock Challenge #1Welcome to the Stock Challenges!
This monthly serie of mini-contests was set to help you get out of your comfort zone, try drawing and painting new things and combining them together.
Each month, you have 3 diffrent stock photos to take as a reference: you can attempt to use any or all of them - good for you - but to make it more fun, we've got prizes prepared for 3 types of works:
1 month Premium Membership for the most interesting idea of using
the 3 references together in one picture;
1 month Premium Membership for the most elaborate work;
1 month Premium Membership for getting out of the comfort zone.
You have 3 weeks for completing the challenge: this means that you have to submit your entry (or entries, max. 3) before the 24th of February. Also, to win one of the prizes, you must use all the 3 references.
You must be a member of Traditionalists to participate, and the entry needs to be done with
Big Stock Photo Contest - Create a Character!Hey, Comrades! Our first contest of the year may have been a bit obtuse, so let's flip things around and have a contest that deals with something we can all appreciate: STOCK PHOTOS!
GREEN CAT dA CONTEST 02 - STOCK PHOTOS
The mission of this contest is to create an original model stock photo (portrait or full body) the portrays either a performer, regular guest, or staff member of The Green Cat Cabaret. The fun part is that, in light of the strange extra-dimensional qualities of The Green Cat, your character can be almost anyone or anything from anywhere or anywhen!
The only additional requirement is that each entry must be accompanied by the "character's" name, role, and a little background.
1) You may enter as many UNIQUE CHARACTERS as you like. Each entry should consist of an image of the character, the character's name, the character's role at The Green Cat (performer, regular patron, staff), and background info about the character (the level of
Photomanipulation Tournament 2014Something awesome this way comes!!!!
We are excited to introduce our newest photomanipulation challenge to the community. This is a series of battles to determine who can out-manipulate the other teams. This is a super long journal, but please take a minute at least to skim it and find out what this exciting challenge is all about. If you want to register, there are instructions at the bottom.
We are seeking prizes! If you are able to help, please leave a comment on this journal or contact Aeirmid.
What is a manip-off?
The manip-off is a series of "battles" in which rival teams/individuals challenge one another to reach beyond their photomanipulation skills and create something awesome. It's a battle to the death, and only one person or team will emerge victorious. We are looking for photomanip "champions," so there are three "rounds" of manipulations plus a championship round to choose a winner.
Valentine's Day Contest! + Kiriban my little life
KETO! I've recently made a lifestyle change. I'm one of those people who reddit too frequently. I stumbled upon /r/keto one day and I've been hooked since. I'm eleven days in and eight pounds lost so far. I'm hoping to lose a total of 30 pounds so I can fit into my old clothes! (yay). Unfortunately the last year has been a bit of a roller-coaster and I've gained a lot of weight But as I said, this is a lifestyle change for me, not a simple diet or fad that will fade. Something to help me stay healthy and give me more energy! Have any of you made any lifestyle changes recently? I'd love to hear about them!
The first person who can catch my 560,000th page view will receive a 3 month premium subscription and their choice of any two HQ textures or HQ packages! You must take a screen cap of the page view and send it to me via note (no cropping pleas
Seven Seas Pirate Contest - One Month Left! We decided to go ahead and extend the contest to the end of February to give a little more time after the holidays. We'd really love to get more entries in! Any advertising of the contest and new deadline would be awesome. And as always, we can NEVER have enough prizes to give away, so please let me know if you want to donate!
Sail the Seven Seas Pirate Contest
February 28, 2014
(We want to give everyone extra time due to the holidays!)
1. You must have an pirate theme/character in your entry.
2. Your entry MUST contain one of our pirate themed model stock images from this folder: http://hiddenyume-stock.deviantart.com/gallery/6211760 (More are to come) as a CENTRAL figure in the entry. Note: any visual media is welcome. I.E. you may use our model stock as a reference. Your entry does NOT have to be a photomanip. Paintings/drawings/etc are also definitely welcome!
3. Your entry MUST be new created for this contest.
4. You may enter up
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