FriedDay #3: :devjane-beata: interview + FeaturesHello guys! This fried day i'm bringing you some awesome art features and a small interview with the awesome painter jane-beata.
I hope you really enjoy this week's article and don't forget to show some love for jane-beata and the featured artists. Happy Fried Day! everyone!
Interview with jane-beata!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your art style.
Hey there, I am an independent self-taught painter from Slovakia. As for my art style, I do a lot of watercolour / mixed media experiments on paper, depicting people and figures, but what I do with oil and acrylic on canvas is completely different.
How did you find out about dA?
A friend invited me to join, he is a member for long years. I was skeptical at first, but today I can't imagine functioning without dA. If brings a great deal of inspiration into my everyday life.
Have you ever attended an art school / took
A Guide To Creating A Suggestion for DeviantART:iconhappywaveplz: Hello everyone! This document will break down several things related to creating visual and written suggestions on deviantART! The topics we will cover are:
What is a deviantART related suggestion?What types of suggestions are there?Where can I make a suggestion?What should I consider when making a suggestion?How do I make a visual suggestion?How do I make a written suggestion?What are some examples of good suggestions?How can I get recognition for my suggestions?
What is a suggestion?
A deviantART related suggestion is a visual or written representation of an idea that you believe would improve the functioning of deviantART in any way. You can design a whole new feature you would like to see, or you can design a change to an old feature.
What types of suggestions are there?
There are two types of suggestions: visual and written. Visual suggestions are visual representations of ideas on how to improve the site. They are a clear, conc
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
Seniority Announcements - August 2013
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many other
New Guidelines for Community Weeks For those of you that may not know yet, a Community Week is a chance for everyone in the community to bring to light their favourite subject, art, project or any other topic that you consider important but may get overlooked otherways. If you're interested in participating in the next Community Weeks, then please read the following info!
First of all, im-not-sana joined the CW team as Editor, so let's welcome her properly Now, let's get down to business!
Getting involved in a Community Week
If you'd like to get involved with an upcoming Community Week then you need to send a summary of the article you wish to write to projecteducate via note with this title "Community Week Summary" within the following two weeks after the last Community Week ended. You will then be contacted as we discuss your idea with