:devalifann: - FeatureIvan Alifan
Ivan's greatest passion is art, because "it allows the artist to create the impossible" Thus, he continues to create a world of possibilities. Each of Ivan's work, has a unique signature of eyevan. The eye represents the the concept of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", where each individual has a different perception of beauty. "I hope my paintings have opened your eyes and change your look on life..." says Ivan.
"Owning a piece of art is beyond the physical canvas itself, but owning a piece of time."
Pandora by alifann
dobottom by SRudy
Crows and Ravens - Feature
Nevermore by fuses
Crow by creaturesfromel
Raven of dispersion by SRudyRaven by JoeyBee60
dobottom by SRudy
FriedDay Features #8: :devsylwiatelari:+FoodHello guys! This Friday I'm going to interview a very inspiring person, She's called Sylwia and she's also a fellow traditional art CV on DeviantART. I honestly think she's too awesome that I decided to interview her in order to deliver an idea of how amazing she is. Also, I'm featuring some awesome culinary and food photography deviations. I hope you love them, spread some love and get fat.
Who are you? And what do you do?
I'm Telari. I'm a Time Lady and I'm 903 years ol... oh, wait. I'm Telari, I'm human and a little bit younger than 903, officially. I'm an illustrator and a writer and I write about my illustrations, too. I'm bored most of the time, also when drawing or writing.
If you could say something too important to others who are reading, what would you tell?
Promoting your own creations is no vani
Surrealism on DeviantArtA small introduction:
Surrealism was an artistic movement, founded in Paris 1924 by André Breton. Dedicated to expressing the imagination as revealed in dreams – it's when artists create dreamlike paintings filled with familiar objects that have been changed in a weird way that you would not see in reality.
Sophia by anotherwanderer:thumb174806928:
Below the Rust by zancanI Need a Man to Love by alkor12
Modliszki by Yaro42Parthenogenesis by anubis
the fools rule the world new by gyurkafumes of greatness by danielramosruiz
dreams by dante-mkno title by grazapp
Christmas Muro Contest Winners!Hello friends!
We got awesome contest entries and we're very excited to announce the winners. However, Athos-of-Light and I would like to thank everyone for participating. You're all awesome and we wish you an amazing Christmas eve
And now It's time to announce the winner of the Christmas Muro Contest!
The first winner is! *drumroll*
Congratulation for Urus-28 for winning a 1 year dA premium membership + 1600 points!
And the second prize goes to
A glimpse into Baroque Art
Baroque is an art movement from the 17th century, that resulted from the religious wars of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter Reformation. Religious faith reached an emotional height and the intense feeling, which inspired both faiths, produced a rich expression in art.
The term baroque implies a certain roughness, and the stormy paintings and dramatic music of the Baroque period often possessed the rugged torment of emotion. The French used the word "Baroque" to mean "a painting in which the rules of proportion are not observed and everything is represented according to the artist's whim." In the 17th century, art was naturalistic rather than ideal, and emotional rather than rational-art of movement, vitality, and brilliant color. Subjects could be chosen from daily life, as well as antiquity and the Bible, and presented to
November 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-upHello all,
As this month is coming to a close, I present you with November's Traditional Art DDs.
Features by deshrubber
Bodies of Attraction by Paul-Ashby YEARS...MANY by Ensomniac She Who Walks Among the Dead by seaspell Shiner II by agnello99 Turn Me to Gold in the Sunlight by VanadiumTaintedBeryl A523T618 THE LAST BEING by live-by-evil Cacophony On A Sunday Night by mssirpercy MEOW! by figuralia Blind Fate by SerenaVerdeArt chaos detail by Vojanik The Scapegoat by HisHalfElf Tooth of Saint Dearborne by heatherjeanskalwold Memories by andrianart Knightmare by revenant-99 CD Shard Dragon by Amon-a-boat
Features by SRaffa
The offering by bottled-mermaid :thumb332284252: :thumb253482186: - that which divides us - by JialingPan Your Suicide by linnyxito Fishermans Wife by scottmclachlan Cold hearted by Rowie-Ann Innocence is Bliss by puppeteer-for-kings Ghost Hunt by theonlybriman47 S.R.B.O.B.A.E.W.T.W.I. by Thegiunta -Coque- Cover by ODRE Mermaid by MaddieTSL Can You See Me? by Dew-Sama field by t-a-t-k-a Newland Street by markhosmer La Serenissima by darkzizanie Violet by jane-beata Koi by janjohanes Fairy Tale Heroines 3:5 by likeOMFGitsJONNY my wings by sinribbon Aphrodite, Adonis and the blood red Anemone by axellie Commission for Synchronizing by weewill :thumb33508
Traditionalists 02Welcome to our Traditionalists Article where we feature Traditional art news for the community by the community! These articles aim to promote, educate, and bring awareness to various events, projects and or deviants within the Traditional community. Anyone is welcome to add to future articles, please visit our group for further details on how to get involved.
Devynn Interviews AmandaDrage:
Bio: written by Devynn
Amanda Drage was born and lives in Northamptonshire, England. Amanda began her art career as an equine artist, drawing horses from a very young age. She has been on deviantART for eight years in which she rose to prominance among the equine art community, her attention for detail, varied mediums, and intimate style catching attention with every piece she posted. In recent years, she began to branch out from equine art, trying her hand at wildlife art, where she excelled. Today, she continues to balance w
CR Newsletter Sept/Oct 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13:
Table of Contents
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5. News from the Chats and Forums
6. News from the Galleries
Once upon a time, I was a volunteer, and speaking from experience, it can be a both blessing and a curse.
I believe that many current and former volunteers will agree with that sentiment and I feel it's important to explain a bit about why I believe this to be true.
Maybe you're not aware of the variety of ways people join the volunteer team. As per FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART? many people send in an application to express their interest in joining the team and I go through those applications and s
December 2012 Traditional UpdatesTraditionalists
Traditionalists is a new group aimed at giving the traditional art community their own unique voice by giving the traditionalists a place to gather, organize, and inform others with the help and guidance of the traditional Community Volunteer team. The idea behind this project was to open the channels of communication between the traditional community and the traditional CVs so that we can all work together and develop a main hub for all things traditional. If you haven't joined this group yet, we'd like to encourage you to do so.
Traditional Art DD Round-ups
October 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-up
November 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-up
Let it snow CO
CR Newsletter: September/October 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :
Table of Contents
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
2. Attacking the Artist
3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. Art History Project
8. News from the Chats and Forums
9. News from the Galleries
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
Over the past few months, we've been diligently working on cleaning up the category tree of old and unused categories. While most of this will go unnoticed by the community, what you will notice is the change from "Miscellaneous" galleries to "Other". The reason for this change is simple. The concept of Miscellaneous leads one to believe that it's a junk drawer category for everything under the sun when the intention was to be an "Other" category for deviations that don't fit well in other sub-categories of the tree. We're also working on u
PE: Self Suggesting Daily DeviationsSelf Suggesting
Members are more than welcome to self suggest their own art work for a Daily Deviation, in fact many CVs highly encourage self suggestions. While self suggesting may have been something people frowned upon in the past, this is thankfully no longer the case as we all recognize the need for self promotion in the competitive world of art.
But suggesting my own work is embarassing
There is no shame in trying to get yourself and your work seen. By self suggesting you are merely looking to gain more exposure from a broader audience. Look at it this way, if you're not willing to advertise your own work and get more clients and exposure, who will?
When we CVs receive self suggestions we treat them the same as we would any other suggestion so you can easily treat a self suggestion the same as you would a submission of your art to a group so more users can see the piece. While we do not guarantee that we
dAMonsters!On a dark and scary stormy night...
within the Zombie Kingdom of dAmn...
monsters are stirring!
The Fella Zombie King needs your help! He needs to grow an army of monsters in the Zombie Kingdom in preparation for Halloween Night. Mummies, Zombies, Vampires, Demons, and WereWolves will all form their own Armies and build up their numbers by biting and infecting human victims and turning them into Monsters!
The Fella Zombie King will bestow prizes on the strongest Monsters! But you must make sure that the humans you infect and turn into Monsters stay in Zombie Kingdom so that they may learn the ways of the Army and be ready for Halloween Night!
The game will start on October 24th, at 4:00pm Pacific Standard Time
How To Play
You begin by joining the #dAMonsters chatroom and "biting" someone, not yet in the chatroom, by typing:
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
The ArmsmastersWelcome once again to Film in Progress! This is a series of articles I am doing on works in progress by filmmakers and animators. Sometimes in our line of work we don't have a lot to show for a long time because lets be honest, production time for film or animation takes an awful long time so it's difficult to show people what you're working on. So what I hope to achieve in these series of articles is to give you a chance to talk about something you're working on, and if you have stills and other pieces of development work you can show it off here as well!
To take part in this project or for more information just send me a note I can talk to you (and your team if applicable) about it!
Today we have mikewinn with his team project, The Armsmasters!
Firstly lets hear a little about yourself, how did you get into animation and do you do it for a living?
Digitally Delicious: Dec. 17th
The Mystery of Flight by MattDixon
GLOW by SaiFongJunFan
To The End by Gworld
The Ascencion of Te Wheke by luciole
Winter Lotus by Istebrak
Anti Gravity Red by Carrieli
Some magic canaries? by KateMaxpaint
Mask by zaidoigres
Complaints About Quality Declines in DD'sComplaints about quality declines in DDs
Let's take a quick look at what a Daily Deviation is first. You might remember this article from our last PE week A Daily Deviation is NOT an award, but a feature. If you haven't already, you might want to take a look at it! It's a great read and you can get a good foundation as to what a Daily Deviation stands for.
So, I'll be touching on the subject of "Complaints about quality declines in Daily Deviations". Why is this so important to touch on? That's a great question and I will be more than happy to answer it below as I describe some key factors that are often overlooked in the way of art vs quality.
Addressing Quality of Deviations
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
There is a lot of this going around "Daily Deviations are losing quality. They're not as beautimous as they used to be.". How about we step out of the shoes of "what is and isn't art" for just a s
PE Interview with DD Suggester Minato-KushinaAs part of Daily Deviations PE week we have interviewed the lovely Minato-Kushina who has been suggesting DDs since November 2010. She has since then had over 500 suggestions accepted and as a result of her regular suggestions, made her name known on the DD page.
What first got you interested in wanting to suggest DDs?
I don't really remember the exact point when I started paying attention to DDs. I guess, I saw these beautiful pictures at the bottom of my page. Gradually, I understood that they were a kind of "award" for outstanding pieces. I was also wondering how some people could suggest DDs! By searching here and there, I found the way.
I eventually decided to send my first suggestion to rydi1689, the then Fan Art Gallery Moderator. She is so kind, she accepted it immediately! This encouraged me to suggest more and eventually to love this task. I am generally shy with others. So this gesture, although it may seemed normal to her, it was
October 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-upHello all,
As this month is coming to a close, I present you with October's Traditional Art DDs.
Features by deshrubber
Green Squares by wlkr swan by jennomat Pray by marctist Chryseyelis + Time Lapse by XeNzO 3 friends by SVerykios-Paintings Violet-tailed Sylph by Carcaneloce Varicose by Philliewig Aa Vaere Liten by LinnFeyling A Viking Lady 2 by Ihsahnity last song by ShuShuhome Insignificant Boundaries by Face-Reality Fall colors by AuroraWienhold Frankenstein's Laboratory by stephenburger
Features by SRaffa
:thumb315871762: La serena. by SprinkleSprankles Rhinemaidens by Ninidu The world of fairies by olga-kreuzfahrer Broken Stacy 2007 by los58 Sooyoung by KLSADAKO Tanya the bird by ero-nel :thumb321253264: S.portrait by wwiwa84 Headphones by macarena One by nina-frutos :thumb306983375: untitled by Ragdollar Heady Machinery by VanessaLemen My Dark Spirit by Catalina-Estefan Portrait in Progress by DRDAquila She and Me by atefehaban Fan Bingbing Madame Figaro cover by Pevansy three wishes by monsieur-arlequin Became a Bitter Lie by VotM :thumb333175903: P H O S P H O R O U S by Acoldwar mechanical incubation by vitxy :thumb283207431: :thumb23976404
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
Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!Back By Popular Demand!
In January of 2012, the community was challenged by thorns to do something about their complaints on dA. Thus was born this very group! But before the group, it was just a fledgling idea on LiliWrites's account that began with a DD Suggestion Contest. The results of that contest were overwhelming. And so, under the prodding of quite a few Community Volunteers, we're going to do it again!
UPDATE: Less than 1 week in and we've already got 100 suggested DDs and 2 accepted suggestions!! Keep up the great work guys and gals. Please remember that you need to leave a link to every deviation you suggest in this journa
Pimps and Whoas - January 17, 2013Pimps
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Holiday Card Project 2012 Wrap Up
Introducing Commissions on deviantART
Seniority Announcements January 2013
Site Update Commissions, deviantART Muro brushes
Apparel Collection Monster Talk
All "official" contests will begi
PE Art Features and Daily DeviationsDaily Deviations:
As per :faq61:, The Daily Deviation is a daily feature chosen from galleries here on deviantART.
A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large.
Benefits of suggesting Daily Deviations:
helping artists gain more exposure
deviantART is such a large website with many members, often great art can fall through the cracks and go unnoticed as a result. Daily Deviations are usually a wonderful way to put a bit of a spotlight on a particular piece or artist. Often people like to focus on the lesser known artists, though it may be worth noting that even deviations uploaded by popular artists can at times use more exposure as well
PE DDs: When It's Not Always PositiveWhen DDs Go Awry
Daily Deviations, or “DDs,” are frequently held in very high esteem on deviantART. After all, what artist does not want his or her work displayed for more than 20 million viewers to see and admire? The benefits of receiving a DD feature include increased exposure for your work and a day in the spotlight for you as an artist. Many people therefore view DDs as badges of honor, awards that make them proud and validate the time they spend in our community.
Be careful what you wish for!
Don’t get us wrong-- DDs are wonderful for the purposes listed above. But, they can also bring a lot of drama upon the artist, especially if they are controversial.
Let’s talk about some of the sources of this drama.
Some people feel that people who post art-- and especially those whose art is worthy of a Daily Deviation-- should have thick enough skin to accept criticism as well as praise. They argue that criticism is part