Last call! Manga/Anime Repeating Contest!Monthly Repeating Manga & Anime contest!
Edit: Last call for entries! Judging will be done in 18hours from now! Get your entries in asap! Winners and New theme for the Contest will be announced tomorrow! Hurry up!
Hello there again my darling snowflakes!
I'm very excited to announce that from now on, every month we will be hosting our Monthly Repeating Manga and Anime contest! I hope you'll have lots of fun with them! And if you have any idea for a contest theme, feel free to leave a comment here!
A little F.A.Q before we get started :iconjumpingla-plz:
How does this work?
Every month I'll give you a theme and you'll have to create a Manga/Anime styled entry according to it
Is Fan Art or Fan Characters allowed?
I'm afraid not Only Original Characters and universes are allowed. Your Naruto based OC, for example, isn't elligible to enter or win.
Can we submit pre-existing works that fit the theme?
Nope. All entries must be made specifically fo
PE: Daily Deviations and Descriptions!Hello and welcome everyone! :iconmoewinkplz:
In recent years the question regarding Daily Deviations and Descriptions has been brought up many times. Should DDs include a little description about why they were chosen? Should they be blank so as to let people find out their own reasons for enjoying the featured pieces...? Today we will take a look at the different perspectives on this subject! From community members to community volunteers, let's hear what they have to say!
Daily Deviations: To include or not to include descriptions :iconkarinwhatplz:
Descriptions or write-ups often include the reasons why said Daily Deviation was chosen, highlighting details that might go unnoticed or expressing the suggester and/or the CVs feelings towards the piece in question. Including a descripion or not is up to each individual CV. Ones prefer writing something for it, others don't. In the end it's just a matter of preference!
I made a poll asking the community what they th
Manga and Anime DD summary December 2012December marks the end of the year, but also the end of the month, which means we'll take a look back at this past month's DDs!
Have a wonderful end of the year everyone! May the new one bring you lots of happiness and success!
rydi1689's Daily Deviations
Frozen Glory by misaera
Scheherazade and the Hash Djinn by vinhnyu
heavenly dog by sayuuhiro
just_like_you by depinz
Dont disturb the fishys !Print! by Maruuki
The chair of a Jormungand by lalalalack
Fruit by MABLEX
In my head by yuki-k
Twin bee pollen trap by ninjinshiru
phonhe and dhakry by urita
Rouge gorges by megounette
Snow by zhongbiao
Angel girl by el-zheng
The Sky After Rain by Kyokimaru
.:Merry Christmas 2012:. by InkHeartPaw
Fishing for a Kingyo Hata no Hyakki by darkn2ght
at long last by kidchan
Technicolor Dream III by XkY
Dreaming dreams by Xsaye
inVItation by Chenedelic
SG: shooting star by pancake-waddle
sTiViA's Daily Deviations
C : Love in the Air by Craelle
Impossible by phuongsupercat
L i l y . by sheryu
Warm Needed Season by Salmon88
Manga and Anime Artist of the Month - UnkaiTenshiM&A Artist of the Month
Welcome art appreciators and artists alike! Today I'm pleased to bring you all our new Manga Artist of the Month for February: UnkaiTenshi! Congratulations!
The moment I set eyes on Unkai's artworks and characters I fell in love! Filled with passion and life, Unkai's pieces are a treat for the eyes! Fascinating characters with a good sense of design and development, you'll connect with them and their story immediately! Don't miss out on them!
Getting to know Unkaitenshi...
Hello there! Why don’t you tell us something about yourself? We’d love to know a bit about you!
Hi! Well, I'm not really fond of talking about myself, but I'll do my best to answer these questions.
My mood changes really easily and quickly, I often feel depressed, but then suddenly switch to a state of euphoria and universal love. I can't decide what I like and what I don't... Essentially, I love everything and hate it at the same time.
Manga and Anime January+February Update!Hello my sweetest summer days!
It's that time of the month again Time to recap and look forward for more Manga & Anime goodies!! This is going to be part of Moonbeam13's Community Relations Newsletter for January and February, so for that sake, I'm going to recap yet again what we did in January, then February and last but not least, we're going to cover what is to be expected for the rest of February and March!
The first Manga and Anime Artist of the Month was awarded to shrimpHEBY! Read it here
We also met the Manga and Anime DD suggester of the Month: SavageFrog! Read it here
We celebrated the First Themed DD Week! The Traditional Art Week ran from Jan 14th - 20th! Thanks to your help it was a success See the pieces featured here
I started featuring a Digital and a Traditional piece as Daily Deviations in a consecutive mann
May's Manga and Anime DD Round-up!
Hello my loverlies!
How's everything going?? I hope you're up to many exciting things and enjoying yourselves! If you still are preparing for your final exams, good luck!!!
May has come to an end already, it feels as though yesterday was May 1st! Let's take a look at the DDs we've given out this month!
rydi1689's Daily Deviations
Workshop Demo by isangkutsarangmoe
CM: Reid by sakonma
Cheerful!! Nipon Daisuki by kopianget
Blue Tale by Hachiretsu
Stray Dog vol1 - Teaser by VanRah
Watching You Grow by e-hima
Themed DD Week: Fantasy Creatures!
CE: Magic Knight by hinakanin
M/A Repeating Contest - Winners AnnouncementHello everyone!!! :iconmuahplz:
Hope you had a fantastic week! Mine was busy as ever! But the month has come and gone and it's time to bring our Repeating Contest to a close! Judging the entries was tough for all of them were incredibly beautiful! I didn't expect to see such quality and impressive designs among the entries, you guys are fascinating artists! I wish I could give you all endless prizes!!
But it was a tough call... Only three pieces were to be selected, and judging was done based on the following criteria:
Effective inclusion of the plant on the design (so as to be recognizable at first sight)General appeal & originality of the designSkills shown
So, without further ado, let me introduce you to our winners! :iconstephencolbertomgplz:
Miisu's Come on, Wake up!
Manga and Anime vs. Fan ArtFix That Miscat! is a series of articles aimed at explaining the differences between the galleries that are commonly confused or abused in the category system here on deviantART.
Today we will be covering two galleries that are also commonly mixed and confused:
Manga and Anime vs. Fan Art
Fan art includes those artworks that are based on or contain material such as characters, settings, concepts or universes in general that are copyrighted to someone else other than the artist creating said Fan artwork. According to aunjuli "Fan Art is a way to show appreciation for someone else's creation.The root of it all is love, gratitude, and the desire to create more than what was originally handed to you."
Fan Art comes in many styles, including but not limitted to Manga & Anime.Manga, on the other side, is a defined style of art with very characteristic traits to it. It's also referred to sequentia
Manga Mondays! #2:iconbummy3: Welcome to the second issue of Manga Mondays !!!:iconbummy3:
Hope you enjoy this week's selection of M&A artworks <3
*- No More Vodka Violetta -* by AsuHan
Spring Breeze by rhymebox
Hope you liked them! Remember to fave the article so that more people can see these beautiful jewels and also drop by to leave your thoughts & faves on them <333
See you Next Monday!! :iconjumpingla-plz:
Beautifully Blue [Art Feature]Yup yup it's Feature Friday again Today's theme is 'blue' - thanks Astralseed for the suggestion :3
When Darkness Comes by FP-Digital-Art lullaby by Fwirll
Winter Night by ShadowinLight Blue Fantasy by innac Making the World Dance by snow-valkyrie
Fused Glass Lily Pendant by FusedElegance Cerulean Moonlight by vampyre1 Butterfly Stock 35 by Malleni-Stock
Smoke by beatqas texture 556r3 by vin-stock Air by Astralseed
The theme for next week will be 'Gothic' - feel free to leave links to any suggestions for the next feature in the comments.
Until next time...
Traditional Tuesdays #52OMG OMFG OMFG! This is week fifty-two of this little article, and I can honestly say that I didn't think it would last this long. The night I started this feature, I was bored and just browsing around the Traditional Gallery. I was finding all kinds great artwork, that for one reason or another I couldn't/wouldn't give a DD. It could be because they had a DD recently, but mainly it was for a link to go back and see what they created next, and if they took it to the next level. Now it's more for artwork that I no longer have time to DD, I can't DD everything! I still find the article fun to do, and I'll keep doing it until it no longer is. So.... here is fifteen works of art that I thought you should see. I can't trust all of you all with anymore awesomeness, you might hurt yourself! Anyway, on with the show!
**WARNING:Viewing these works of art may cause giddiness, elevated heart rates, and happiness in the pants(which could
Celebrating Diversity #9Often we get lost in habits and do the same thing over and over again, and we forget about all the wonderful options there is out there. Celebrating Diversity is a series of articles that remind us how wide and rich the art world is and of the variety of options available on deviantART.
I have to admit, I'm guilty of not browsing all of the galleries as much as I should. I love the Artisan Crafts world and I often get lost in its galleries and forget about the rest, so this time I went through all of the galleries looking for awesome art for this article, and I discovered forms of art I didn't even know about! It was a fantastic experience and I hope this series of articles will encourage you to do the same.
Fear of CreativityA rather unfortunate, yet commonplace problem amongst creative minds is one of fear: fear of being creative, fear of making something that could be terrible, fear of rejection, fear of judgment, fear of failure. This root fear seems driven by every artist's desire to make great work. After all, that is why creative people createto build or define beauty as they see fit. So when inspiration strikes, there is both a drive to create and an element of fear holding back. The apparent duality of this situation is actually multifaceted.
First, there is the general fear of failure. Nobody wants to fail, creatively or otherwise, even though great minds have shown us that failure is necessary for improvement. This fear of failure manifests itself as hesitation and self-doubt, ultimately causing procrastination or just a delayed start, or even destroying the urge to create altogether.
Secondly, the fear of judgment. Fearing what others might think of the work, fearing comments of negativity
Photography Troubleshooting:How to Photograph FoodMany of us lament about a lack of subjects to Photograph - and almost just as many of us create something on a daily basis that with a bit of presentation, can look like a masterpiece. Food is one of the most accessible Photographic subjects and if you've no idea where to start, hopefully this article will give you a few pointers. Firstly, you don't need an expensive D-SLR in order to capture some of the food masterpieces you see around.
The above was taken with a Sony Cybershot which is a good quality point and shoot camera. As you can see, the focus is crisp, the quality is good and the lighting is adequate. It works well - and it's easy enough to achieve whether you have a D-SLR or something smaller.
Before you start cooking - get prepared. It's the simplest easiest thing to say and you'll likely roll your eyes at such a mundane instruction but there have been many times when I've found mysel
A Note on Daily Deviation FeaturesAt ten features into my tenure as Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal Photography I am noticing a certain trend in response to abstract and surreal Daily Deviations. I shall address some of the recurring themes here, and hopefully answer some questions along the way. At this point I would like to mention that I am talking about a small and vocal minority, and I sincerely thank the overwhelming majority for supporting the featured artists and their work. You're what makes this site such a great community.
With that said, let's get to the troublesome themes I am coming across.
The "This is crap!" Argument
As an observer and a critic, you're entitled to think that something isn't very good. However, exclaiming as such on the comments of a piece of work that an artist has spent time and energy creating is not only counter-productive, but rude and insulting, especially if it's not followed up with some advice about how you think they could make their
Anthro Artists Feature Vol 1The Anthro Gallery Presents
Featuring Great Artists Vol 1
Arctic werewolves live in significantly colder climates, often in the arctic circle. They spend more of their time in beast form than other werewolves, to make optimal use of their fur. They have thicker fur and bodies, and shorter ears. They can afford to be near or even in their homes this way because of the sparse population in the area.
This piece has such a bright, youthful feel to it that sucks you right in! It brings the right amount of sophistication to this owl! Fantastic highlights, details and great use of color!
Has such a beautiful contrast between detail a
A New Way to Make SuggestionsHello Beta Testers!
For some time we've been running a limited test of the Ideas Forum on our Zendesk Help Desk integration. Today, we're expanding this test to our Beta Testers.
This forum allows for a great deal of flexibility in how we approach suggestions.
We can mark items that are planned, completed, or not planned at this time. We can also highlight staff responses on forums, giving more weight to responses that are important in informing deviants why we can, or cannot, take a suggestion into consideration at this time.
Deviants can vote on one anothers' posts, giving greater community control over what content is reviewed. The more votes, the higher the suggestion will appear in the forum! Unlike our current forum, threads don't expire, and when creating a new thread you'll be prompted with similar threads.
These are only a few of the features the new forum has, but altogether our testing has shown thus far that
Limited Edition Giveaway : Winners!Thanks everyone for entering, here are the winners, congratulations!
and here is the screenshot.
I have noted the winners, please reply within 24 hours or I will choose another person.
Also, I noticed a lot of participating artists entered, I packed a set in each artist's package so you guys all will receive a set
Many of you are probably aware that we did a giveaway on Tumblr and Facebook a while back - don't worry we haven't forgotten about it.
We apologize for the delay; we were busy with preorders.
Tumblr winners have been notified, but there is a problem with Facebook due to privacy settings.
We could only see the list of people who shared the post AND had a "public" profile. And as you all know, many people have their Facebook on private because of security reasons. We didn't know this before the giveaway because we aren't that familiar with Facebook.
To make up for this, we are giving away
Spreading the dA Love: Volume 13 :iconGoldendAplz: :iconGoldendAplz:
As the title suggests, this news article series aim to promote wonderful aspects of the deviantART community, from showcasing beautiful works of art, to informing you of great groups, and to interviewing inspirational deviants. I feel so happy being part of such a wonderful community and I hope to make it better, even if it's only a little bit, by making these articles. My goal is to bring to light everything that impassions me and, hopefully, inspire you!
Showcasing Gorgeous Artwork
A showcase of art that has simply left me speechless from all genres, from digital/traditional, artisan, emoticons, fractals, etc.
dA Related November 2012 DD RecapWelcome! This is an article showcasing the fabulous deviations that were featured as a Daily Deviation in November 2012!
Features by bradleysays
Last dream of Ophelia by tanya-and-coffee
deviantART Related / deviantID
( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by bradleysays )
Typos by stuck-in-suburbia
deviantART Related / Deviant Stamps
( Featured by bradleysays )
Ninja Llama by TrollGirl
deviantART Related / Devious Fun
( Featured by bradleysays )
Help distribute cards for the Holiday Card Project
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the truly amazing and inspiring response we've received for the Holiday Card Project! The cards continue to arrive at deviantART headquarters in a steady stream, day after day. We've received over 2,000 cards, and have already started distributing them to hospitals around the world.
With so many cards, there's a chance we'll be able to spread the holiday cheer to even more hospitals than originally anticipated -- and that's where you come in. We're making a call for volunteers, just like you, to distribute Holiday Card Project cards to your local hospitals!
We're looking for res
dA Related CR Update: December 2012Welcome to the last deviantART Related CR Update of the year!
News posted between the last CR Update and now:
Winners of the devID Spooky Make-up ContestCSS Did You Know? - November 20, 2012, November 28th, 2012, and December 4th, 2012Did You Know? - Username Changing, Llama Locking and