It comes around so quickly!
I can't believe its already officially Autumn, and don't ask me what happened to spring and summer!!
Gallery Description Updates
Yesterday saw the release of the new "stashy" submit page to A/B beta testers hailing the promotion and better definition of gallery descriptions aimed at improving, helping and preventing the age old problem of miscats (which everyone hates except the people who miscat in the first place)
The New Submit Art PageImportant notice: This particular feature is being A/B tested -- meaning that we're comparing the effectiveness of two different versions of the feature. If you're a Beta Tester, there's a 50% chance you'll either see the new or old version of the Submit Art page. This is expected behavior and there's no way to switch between the two groups.
Today, we're bringing you a complete revamp of the Submit Art page! While the Submit Art page you're familiar with has been a long-standing part of deviantART, the new Submit Art page is designed to be more intuitive, user-friendly, and up to date with deviantART as it is today.
You now have several options for uploading your art! You can upload a file from your computer, select a file from your Sta.sh, or create a text document, all from the Submit page. Once a file has been uploaded, selected, or creat
As you can see from the previews the gallery selection area is now accompanied by examples and the description - which is where you come in. The stock and resources gallery has seen a LOT of changes over the years making the range of descriptions for individual sub categories quite a mixed bag!
We are looking for thoughts and suggestions for updating the ENTIRE set of galley descriptions across the board, and if stock and resources aren't your thing but you want to get involved please note the community volunteer in charge of the gallery you are most interested in!!
You can locate existing gallery descriptions by heading to the "submit" page and drilling down through the category selection area Submit page
Project Educate Photomanipulation Month
Yep thats right! A WHOLE MONTH of photomanipulation help, guides, tips, interviews and tons of other photomanipulation based things to whet your appetite! As you should all know the Photomanipulation gallery headed by ^Aeirmid is closely related to the stock and resources gallery for very obvious reasons. Even if you never photomanipulate, but provide stock and resources to artists that do there is something for you during this month, even if its just learning what great stock and resources artists find useful, and how they can be utilised to improve your own submissions!
Get involved starting here -
Welcome to Photomanipulation Month!Greetings!
Yes, you read that right: Photomanip MONTH!
When I first came on board as the Community Volunteer for Photomanipulation, I wanted to have a photomanipulation workshop month, or a "boot camp," to help our community members hone their skills and to help people from outside the community learn more about what we do. ^Kaz-D had the brilliant idea of turning it into a Photomanipulation Month with Project Educate! So, here we are!
This month will be filled with contests and challenges, games and activities, and lots of chances to win fabulous prizes! We hope everyone will learn something along the way as well.
About this month
We see this month as an opportunity for all of us to share what we know and build a stronger community. We had originally conceived of this month as "Advanced Photomanipulation Month," but we figured that might be exclusive to a great portion of our community.
Art History Stock and Resources Month NOVEMBER
The %ArtHistoryProject continues its success apace and November will be the turn of stock and resources
We want YOU to get involved!!! Do you love stock and resources as much as we do? Do you know the history of a particular aspect of stock and resources? Could you write an interesting, informative article about it or interview artists who use stock and resources?
If so you need to head here to the sign up sheet
Resources and Stock Signup:iconarthistoryproject:
November is Art History Stock & Resources month
Here are some hints n tips about submitting.....
Create the News Article as you normally would in your own Journal portal. N.B If you create this as a 'Journal' rather than 'News', when you submit it to the Group it will show up in the Gallery, rather than the Blog.
Choose to submit to Groups at the last page, after formatting and select %ArtHistoryProject. You may also submit to
any Group you Admin for, providing it is relevant. In fact I would encourage this as it will spread the Project further - many people will be yet to hear about it. e.g. I submit my Pinup & Glamour stuff to my #Death-Chicks Group, as it fits the theme.
It doesn't matter what Art you usually create. You can g
and get your article listed in advance! So we can get prepared! We want every day filled with exciting articles and interviews about stock and resources!
Daily Deviation Suggestions
Since this is the season of the pumpkin and all things orange and black and souls returning I am looking for a few more suitably themed stock and resources DD suggestions
Both ^PirateLotus-Stock and myself are looking as always for more general stock and resources DD suggestions! Don't forget, DDs get our whole community "out there" every day to artists who might have no idea what stock and resources actually are and help prove (as if we needed to) that our gallery is chock full of excellent high quality USEFUL stock and resources!!
Please send daily deviation suggestions to us via note with a thumbnail and optional comment on why you chose to suggest it
The round up of daily deviations for September is here:Stock and Resource DDs September 2012:icondan-heffer:
Stock and Resource DDs given by `Dan-Heffer
Stock and Resource DDs given by ^Elandria
SKIN: a tutorial - Part 2 by ~navate Bang Bang on a Bike 2 by ~Blaq-Unicorn
Cat Stock 001 by ~PC-STOCK kecky's magical brushes by ~Kecky Hawksong VIII: The Kill by ~RaeyenIrael-Stock Snow White Stock 14 by ~Queens-Revenge
Gazebo by *xmas-kitty Stock - Gothic Longing by *Mahafsoun Hair Coloring Tutorial by =Popo-Licious Urban Planet Tutorial by ~Alpha-Leader
Ryders Land - Planet resource by =Mr-Frenzy Daenerys Targaryen 3 by ~Mirish Brushes Tubular Pawluk by ~ipawluk Soft Pink Sky - Stock by ~StrayBlackSpirit
Stock and Resource DDs given by ^PirateLotus-Stock
Bay 2 by ~BerryBlu Unicorn and Narwhal Spiral Horn Tutorial by *BeeZee-Art Beren 4 by ~Jaymasee
Partial Boot Cover/Topper Tutorial by *EnvelCosplay :thumb32692414
As usual if you have contests you want pimping please PLEASE note us with the details!!!
Ending the 17th of October, =charligal-stock's "Vulpine" Stock Creation Challenge for stockers!
Ending the 21st of October, *SenshiStock's "In Perspective" Stockiversary Contest for stockers! It has a second part starting later for stock users.
Ending the 21st of October, ~JessicaMariana's Senshistock Anniversary Contest for stock users!
KEEP WATCHING THIS SPACE!!