WOO, BACK MOSTLY!!!I found out that it was my laptop mouse that was making the laptop run glitchy, so I tried my old mouse in, and it worked!So now that I have a smooth running computer, I can be back on here for at least the community part, but I just can't really do art until there is a new/fixed desktop because I have no good editing program on this laptop, and there is not enough space to download my project files on to here.So Sunday, I will be able to start up my "Emoticon of the Week" series again, and the 26th, I'll start up my "Fella Features You!" series. I missed my turn for deviant365 last, but some time in September it will be my turn again to do my contest/project.So, I noticed a lot of cool stuff has happened over the summer! Like Endorell-Taelos and Astralseed getting deviousness, Waluigi-Prower becoming the new emoticon CV, and the July 2014 Seniority (which included Eitvys200, rainylake TheGalleryOfEve, and simplys
Computer Problems SuckSo the computer ended up completely dying, and the laptop is being dumb, so I can't be doing my thing on here for at least a few weeks. I unfortunately can not write up any articles over my phone ,, , but I can over my laptop, it will just take a lot longer.>.> I can't promise being really active as I'd like to be on here until I get a new desktop.i know I've been saying that if be back full time and everything like twice now, but it's just been one thing after another this summer so far keeping me off here.I hope to see you guys more soon! Again, the computer gets replaced I will be able to be on here as much as I was able to before. Love you all! I hope you are having a great summer/winter!
Will be out for a little time longerHey!So I found out that I have another trip planned out this week, busy summer haha, so I will not be back full for like another week.>.>In other news though, I will not be making any art for some time because my desktop's hard drive went out, and my laptop mouse is really dumb, so making anything with it would be a real pain. I will be active otherwise tough when I get back.See you guys!
Fella Features You! Vol. 15Hey!This is a biweekly feature series, coming out every other Tuesday, that features art that YOU choose!After enjoying the art content below, feel free to comment on this article with up to 3 pieces of art (your own or somebody else's) you want to show up in the next issue!Here is what you chose last time! Watching from above - Dark Magician Girl Cosplay by 20Tourniquet02 Distraction - Dark Magician Girl Cosplay by 20Tourniquet02 ++Stud Muffin We Ravished++ by hissorihaka
Week 23, 2014 at #deviant365JuneWeek 23Hello deviants! We are on week 23 over at deviant365! Last week, we asked you to visit a gallery folder you would not normally visit, share a deviation you found from that gallery, and tell us a bit about your experience. whimandwonder completed the task, and won a 3 month Premium Membership for deviantART!VoxFour and Cisety also completed the task, and won 200 points!whimandwonder is a traditional artist that has been on deviantART for over 7 years. She does pencil drawings, watercolors, and even some literature and photography too. She has great art, so I highly recommend you check out her gallery, I'm sure you will find so
Emoticon Tournament 2014 PreparationsHey!So this summer, I am planning on hosting the 2014 Emoticon Tournament!It will be run much like last year, with maybe a few variations in the rules where needed based on last year.One of the major rule changes though this year, is that instead of there being initially one week to create your entry, there will be two weeks. Each round could last up to three weeks, if there is popular demand for a one week extension.I will start choosing judges, and maybe an assistant or two pretty soon, but I will not really start going big on planning until I get back full swing mid June. There will be judging applications as there were last year, so look out for those.So until then, I will start opening up donations for the event. So if you have some spare points, and want to help give this a head start, you can donate to my other account IceXDragon-Alt!Thanks everyone! I hope this year it will be very epic and fun!:
Weekly Hunt #124Every Friday, there will be a 'Hunt' for either the Most or the Least of something or other. It's a weekly (hopefully) fun activity, open to all, that will get you scouring deviantART for the best possible piece that fits the 'Hunt'.The person who suggests the best piece will get four of their art pieces featured on our page and, in return, the piece itself will also be featured on dAseniors' front page!Please suggest up to 2 pieces to this folder, not on this journal!(It will be automatically approved, so make sure you submit wisely. )Last time, we had the most...Amazing Lightning!Suggested by SilverInkblot Another Awesome Suggestion:
I won't be around much......for the next month or so.I haven't been spending many afternoons here at home as of late, so I haven't had much dA time as I have school stuffs in the morning. And right after school ends, I'll be helping out with a day camp for 2 weeks, and immanently after attend a week long summer camp in Ohio!So due to this, especially starting June 3rd, my activity here will be minimal. Never fear though, I should be back normally around the 21st, when I can be on here in the morning!I will though keep up with my articles, as I can just write schedule those on the weekend and they will post.Everyone, have an awesome week!
Fella Features You! Vol. 14Hey!This is a biweekly feature series, coming out every other Tuesday, that features art that YOU choose!After enjoying the art content below, feel free to comment on this article with up to 3 pieces of art (your own or somebody else's) you want to show up in the next issue!Here is what you chose last time! :Dream by ChiibixC Ruri by Sparkheart1 Shine Out Gold by mayuralover
Critiquing, do's and dont'sSo i almost always request critiques on my art, and i also get a lot of them too (thank you so much guys/galls) and i've noticed some critiquers have some misconceptions about critiques, their role, how to do it, etc.Now i don't want to critique someone's critiuque, i rarely do that because people take it as being defensive about the art that is critiqued. So i'll just make this journal to hopefully inform/educate some of you about critiquing. Do's-If an artist requests critiques, and you have something to say about it then do use the critique widget to leave a critique. Don't critique in the comment's section though. I know some of you are more shy, but if you're bold enough to write a critique then put it in its proper place, that's what the widget is fore. This does not apply to artists who do not have a premium and can't requests critiques through the widget.-Do read the artists comments on the artwork first. They might offer hints on what
Monthly Theme FANTASY vote and win points:iconthefavouriteshowcase:Hello deviants This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge at TheFavouriteShowcase: instead of using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites! All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups. The work with most votes wins 130 points;the second place wins 80, the 3rd place wins 50 and the 4th wins 25 .These prizes can be updated for the next themes with the help of our friends::iconalex-blaszczynski: is giving 100 points for every
Honey, We're Getting a MonsterfancyQUACKSA really hungry one...Naughty monsters are running rampant in the city again - you know the kind! They're short, noisy and make constant mischief on our doorsteps; begging for candy despite buying perfectly good pumpkins the same day. What's their dastardly plan for all that food? They're up to no good and must be stopped.We should feed the trick-or-treaters - to hungry, real monsters! There's a critter-shaped hole to this plan: we don't actually have any real monsters. But all we need are your designs to put into my Monster Making Machine to release them into the suburbs! Trick-or-treaters - gobbled up for good!How does this work? I'm glad you asked. The "Monster Maker 2000" is my old, modified microwave and this invention will create flesh-and-blood monsters from designs. A little energy combined with your designs will help bring our glorious abomination to life.Create & SubmitAs Professor Pudds of Monsterology, I'm very busy and need super tummy-rumbling monster
Wonderland Euphoria!! (contest and secret phrase)Spot the Secret Phrase!Somewhere in this journal, thy will seeStrange threes of words so to speakSpot the phrase to earn thy keepOne to three months premium I'll hand thee( Gosh! My poem doesn't rhyme at all )First twelve people with the correct answerNo jokes, no qualms, no banterNo need to cheat. Just have to readSpot the phrase and answer in speedNo phrase will be the same as the otherWhen spotted, it'll be changed right afterBut thee don't have to be a masterNor as mad or as bad as the hatter- - - - - - - - -If the phrase has been seen, DO NOT COMMENT!Send me a note with thy answer instead!Or upload the answer to Stash and note thy linkI'll hand thee a premium, a sash and a wink!( See what I mean? )SLOTS:See them hereContest: Draw or Write!Theme: Alice in WonderlandDraw or write about my original ch
8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should KnowSource: http://petapixel.com/2014/10/28/8-legal-cases-every-photographer-know/Understanding your legal rights as a photographer can often be confusing and overwhelming. From copyright infringement to fair use to DMCA, there are a number of legal concepts that every photographer should be familiar with. Here are eight important legal cases that are illustrative of these concepts and the importance of registering your copyright.1. Andrew Paul Leonard v Stemtech Health Sciences, IncKey concept: Copyright infringement and registrationMicrophotography expert Andrew Paul Leonard’s photographs of bone marrow stem cells were stolen and used on the Stemtech website and other marketing materials.The court ruled in Leonard’s favor for copyright infringement awarding him $1.6m in actual damages. However, he was denied statutory damages because he didn’t register his images until after the infringement occurred.2. Nussenzweig v DiCorciaKey concepts: Right of Privacy/Publici
Halloween Chat/Forum Events Schedule!Are you excited for Halloween this year?? You should be! communityrelations has a series of chat and forum events along with a special Trick or Treat Scuzzle game for you to participate in this Friday 31st. And of course, the treats will be awesome prizes such as or premium memberships! All chatroom activities will take place in CommunityRelations, and all times are PDT. Please use a time converter as needed: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/Trick or Treat Scuzzle! What is a scuzzle, you may ask? Well, a scuzzle is part scavenger hunt and part jigsaw puzzle. There will be clues dotted around in the forum threads and it is your job (should you choose to take it) to unravel all the clues and put all the images together to complete the scavenger hunt and the jigsaw puzzle!Guidelines
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Our First Ever Comment Contest As many of you know, around August-October, we host a yearly Relativity art contest. We must delay the contest this year due to personal issues and other commitments that we want to get through. But, we didn't just want to let our anniversary pass without doing something.We are going to have a comment contest! The nice thing about this is that EVERYONE can enter, even if you are not good at art or writing. The only thing you need to do is leave comments. There will be two categories: ART and STORIES. Each category will have slightly different rules, so pay attention. You MAY enter both categories. The idea is to leave comments on Relativity artwork and/or stories. Everyone who qualifies will be entered into a drawing to win points prizes. We also have a special grand-prize up for grabs. RULESAll comments must be NEW. You cannot enter with old comments. They must have been posted on or after October 24, 2014 to qualify.
Free bubblecat customs !Comment bellow with a colour palette, if I like the colours, I will make a surprise custom bubblecat (with random traits) for atleast 20 or 30 people o_oYou can find colour palettes on DA and google (or make your own) I will also feature the palettes i like the most and you can only get one custom.Also ,come and join our group :iconbubblefreaks: !1. Simonetry 2. Ayinai 3. xMochaMint 4. ZombieVelociraptor 5. konsteIIation 18.104.22.168.10.
Chat Event January 4th! (Full Details)On January 4th, 2013, Me and iDJPanda Will be hosting a chat event! It will be held over at :#communityrelations: at 3:00 PM PST.Your time hereThe event should last just over 3 hours. There will be many games, like trivia, muro contests, photography challenges, and more! It will be lots of fun!Hope to see you there!