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DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)You may have heard...DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1) by LiliWrites
From the most novice to the most accomplished, dA is home to artists of all types and skills. This mish-mash of talent, experience, knowledge, and eagerness to learn creates a beautiful opportunity for mentorships between those who are learning and those who are willing to lend their time and patience to a burgeoning new artist or writer. But forming those relationships can be daunting for those looking for help and unfulfilling for those offering that help.
This is the first of a two part article series that aims to address a few key points of miscommunication that seem to be common between those willing to offer critique and constructive commentary and those seeking feedback. You may have heard that the critique community on deviantART "sucks" or "doesn't exist", but I'll humbly beg to disagree. I've been an activ
Designn Magazine Cover Art ContestDesignn Magazine Cover Art Contest by UJz
The DesignnHQ challenges you to create the cover art for the next edition of Designn Magazine! The winning artwork would be used as the cover of the 6th edition with an inside cover feature.
Your entry can originate in any medium. Keep in mind that that this is a magazine cover which would go to print; hence keep the highlights of the artwork focused towards the center and left side of the cover, and avoid details towards the edges (1cm from each edge).
(Note that you only need to create the background image of the cover and submit it with the template we provide.)
How to Enter
Create your entry in any medium - anything from digital paintings to traditional drawing.
Make sure the final work is at least A4 size (2480px x 3508px) and 300dpi. Save it as a JPG or PNG file, and you're ready to submit.
2. Submit your work
Halloween is coming, and I need photographersThose THINGS are outside and I don't know how long the barricade will hold, so I'll make this quick.Halloween is coming, and I need photographers by Memnalar
I'm doing the planning on the next All Hallow's Tales prose fiction contest for October, and I need photographers who are willing to let their work be a part of it. I don't let contest helpers walk away empty handed, so I'll make sure there are points and possibly other goodies in it for you.
Requirements: You must have some photos posted to DA and be willing to whore them out for attention, or a simple love of the spooky season. (I'm looking at you pullingcandy)
Just to be clear, I am not necessarily looking for creepy or spooky photos exclusively. Any subject will do, although I'm going to shy away from some nudes or most photos of children.
Don't worry, I'll give you more details by private note before I ask for your final sign-off. Send me a note or drop a "yes please" in the comments if you're into it. Thanks!
Operation: Throw the Cake-2days LeftPsst. Psst.Operation: Throw the Cake-2days Left by GrimFace242
Psssst! Psssst! Yea, YOU! I don't have much time to go over all the details. I've got ShadowedAcolyte calling in her every move and IrrevocableFate is my look out. In case you didn't know, neurotype has stepped down from being a Literature Community Volunteer. And she was so amazing at it that I, the Pie Master that I am, have a super secret mission for you all AND I'm going to give you a week to do it in.
Gotta move fast, she's getting close!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to pummel neurotype will all sorts of cake. You can post a thumbcode on her profile, create a Muro drawing for her, write an exquisite piece of poetry or prose, or anything else that your little hearts desire. As long as it involves cake. And this is a one time deal with the cake. Got it?
:iconupdateplz: Thanks to the wonderful mirz-alt, you all have an emote
Be A Critic: UpdateWe're half way through August and it's finally time to tell everyone what the big surprise is.Be A Critic: Update by GrimFace242
BeACritic will start accepting deviants outside of the Literature Community
That's right! We're no longer going to be focused solely on Lit here. We'll feature any type of art in our features. Currently, everything else will stay the same. Each feature will be up for two weeks and at the end of that time a new feature will be posted. Depending on the level of involvement and call for features, we may change this in the future to allow more deviants to be featured at the same time.
What do we need from you?
SPREAD THE WORD! Tell everyone you know that wants feedback on their art to come here and join us. And seriously, that's like EVERYONE! The more deviants we get participating in this, the more feedback the featurees receive and very possibly the better the rewards.
And speaking of rewards, do you offer
Unbirthday Clues - Wonderland Revealed!May people have requested that we share the answers to the devious clues from our Unbirthday contest and since you asked so nicely, here they are!Unbirthday Clues - Wonderland Revealed! by Moonbeam13
I carefully avoid the owl’s eye.
I don’t really walk, nor do I fly.
Time in Wonderland rushes by.
What sort of thing am I?
Use part or the whole of me in your hat.
The Mock Turtle
The Red Queen’s garden has butterflies and snakes.
There are more snakes than butterflies, but only by 1.
When you square the number of butterflies and the number of snakes,
You will have three squared between them.
The number of butterflies on your hat must equal the square root of the number of butterflies in the garden. What is that number?
Design Contest! ($75-$100 in Prizes!) 5 DAYS LEFT!8/17/14Design Contest! ($75-$100 in Prizes!) 5 DAYS LEFT! by Svelta
I decided to extend the contest...AGAIN
This will be the last extension since I'll be starting school on Aug. 20th
Time and Date until end of contest:
I've decided to extend the deadline of the contest to
August 17th, which is next Sunday, at 11:59PM EST!
I've been mulling over the possibility of opening a design contest for a new OC(s) since the ones I've been bidding on normally go way out of my price range ($200+)
So, I thought why not open up a contest where I can get more of what I'm looking for? This is also my first time hosting a contest, so bear with me if I miss anything ;3;
-Must be drawn by YOU!!-You may enter more than once-Mention me in the artist's comments of your entry so I know!Other than that, you guys can go wild!
As for preferences
14th Birthday Caption ContestIn honour of dA's 14th birthday, it's time for a caption contest That means it's time to poke some fun at the volunteers and staff by captioning the photos below The best caption for each photo wins a 1 month premium membership. The contest will close on August 9th*14th Birthday Caption Contest by Lyricanna
Mrs-Durden by Lyricanna Celticstrm-Stock by Lyricanna dxd by Lyricanna Emerald-Depths by Lyricanna MoonBeam13 by Lyricanna Lyricanna by Lyricanna Kingmancheng by Lyricanna Morbidman187 by Lyricanna SGonzalez by Lyricanna amzwu by Lyricanna
*Any comments made after 11:59PM PST on August 9th will not be considered.
Unbirthday Literature ContestOur beloved home-on-the-internet turns fourteen (with a special "Alice in Wonderland" theme) this week, and we all know what "fourteen" means: acne, the step-and-sway at awkward school dances, and confusing emotions.Unbirthday Literature Contest by ShadowedAcolyte
Or, it means a 14-themed, surrealist literature contest hosted by CRLiterature! This one allows both poetry and prose submissions, so there's something for everyone.
Dates NOW to Aug 19th, 2014, midnight PST (14 days long)
Tone Surrealism - blur the line between reality and the unconsciousTypes of Entries Both Poetry and ProsePoetry your entry must be a sonnet of 14 lines (for more about sonnets, check out this excellent article by futilitarian)Prose your entry must be a complete story, exactly 14 sentences longSubmission respond to this journal with a link to your submission and the words "CONTEST" and either "POETRY" or "PROSE"Also your submission must have a link to
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The Hood Cult!And it just keeps growing
This is all bellchilds fault XD
:thumb159918646:Rofl by MegMcMuffinHoodie ID by deshrubberAll The Cool Kids Are Doing It by martypunkerMN Hoodie ID Meme by sine-outNinja by ananasjihad
MN_Gangstahz by mackattack23:thumb159948711:FELLA by NarfmasterOpalMist Hoodie by OpalMist:thumb159985391:Evil Hoodie by dxdHurro by leaf-loverI'm really hot by dammitMELOh noes by CaektiemsHood Cult by Resaturatez
:thumb159962265:In Yo' HOODie by PurpelBlurHoodie Action by ginkgografixHoodie Extreme by FionaCreatesGansta Warlock by Platinus:thumb160155532:
wtf by taenaron:thumb160155711:Hoodie Cthulu by MyntKathoodie by Nyx-ValentineBig up the hoodie massive by UnicornRealityIN THE HOOD by pica-ae
Hoodie tiems by elicoronel16hoodie by SRaffaI'm being cool... by Pixel-SpotlightLittle Blue Ryding Hood by rydi1689
dA Member Awesomesauce!!!
Hoodie ID by teamtd11Cause by invisibledecoyYuki's Hoodie ID by YukiMizuno:thumb160162664::thumb160168187::thumb160167782:
AND MY FRINGE IS THIIIIIS LONG by Rainbow-Mist-Topaz:thumb160173526:Manly ball in the hoodie by CookiemagiKSOOO SHINY INSIDE by Athos-of-Light:th
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