Edit: Fixed embedding of `phoenixleo's deviation, kind of. I also added llamas by popular demand + added more information about various things.
Your feedback will be added in the next article! (see end of article) Community version for the win!
Some people only seem to care about numbers. Watchers/llamas/views/ the like. Those are important and lovely, but not just by them self.
Here are a few simple ways to get more involved with the community.
- Go join a group! Explore +Groups So many to chose from!
Consider volunteering for that group, helping moderate it, welcoming new people. If you are looking for a particular group, I have written a small guide
2.Forums- Go and say something positive to a fellow deviant and make their day! +forum But do not be a troll. You won't really gain anything out of that.
3.Feature Random/under appreciated people in your journal!
Member Feature #17 with razokadamHello there
I'm `dekorAdum, and my duty at #Urban-and-Rural is to feature submitted artworks. I'll feature amazing Urban & Rural and Architecture Photographers every second week!
Here is our next Featured Member, ~razokadam
More in his Gallery
Our Previous Featured Members
geolio | BlauBeerKuchen | Twitch100
Nujabes | Justynka | Z
PE: Random Word FeatureRandom Word Feature
So today we are doing a random word feature! This is where I use the Random Word Generator to pull up a random word to use as a theme for the feature! So the word this time is...
Curious swan by ~spns
Curious by ~MarinStefan
curious Gecko by ~fly10
Curious by ~WorldInPictures
Curious World by ~InSearchofHedonism
Literary Compass - Vol. 4Welcome
If one is looking for Literature, you don't need to go far on deviantART. There is a large community of writers and a plethora of work to peruse. Featuring genres such as fantasy, mystery, horror, and romance, one would be hard-pressed to find an area not covered. However, due to the nature of the site, shorter works tend to get more focus. It's easier to quickly read a poem or a short story, and thus many of the feature articles on dA showcase those works. However, there are many novelists and serial writers among the mix, oftentimes fighting an uphill battle to have their works seen and appreciated.
With that in mind, I have started an article to spotlight some of those artists and their literary-worlds. The works covered in this feature will exclusively be long-form fiction such as novels, trilogies, etc., or fiction serials.
Current Stop - Silver City
Our fourth stop on our Literary journey is the modern day metropolis of Silver City,
ProjectPorkchop Vol196#ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
Suggested by =Riemea
Suggested by =Riemea
wise tree by ~Magato SuperSweetSirup by ~Magato
Suggested by =Riemea
Bo's history: Bo flying by a balloon. by ~mirt Bo's history: cheerful shepherd and sad lambs. by ~mirt Bo's history: Bo are waiting bus with the Monster. by ~mirt Boy with the snail in the forest. by ~mirt
less than 1000All of these deviations have less than 1000 Favourites and you can buy them as Print
DYK? - Easy Official Links, My Correspondence
All Snapped Up .6 ~ WojciechDziadosz~ An interview of a talented artist in our General Photography Community
Tell us a bit about yourself, =WojciechDziadosz! How did you get into photography and why?
With photography I had to do when I was a little boy.
My father let me take pictures on our trips. Then it was gone, but over five years ago, it came back and continues to this day. It taught me to express in some way, and above all, it gives me satisfaction.
Why are you on deviantART? What do you most like and dislike about it?
I signed up to dA almost five years ago. I never thought that when I got to that level at which I am now that my work would be on the main page in the "popular 24" section. It made an enormous impression on me and gave me inspiration.
I like the availability of my work so that thousands of people can see them.
Today I do not like how the dA level prevails here. Everywhere, cats, ponies, an
Back to Basics Photography - CompositionLately I've seen quite a few photos that have potential, but need some work. Composition is one of the most important parts to taking any photo (and making any piece of art really) and so I thought I'd share a few basic rules and tips. The word composition simply means 'putting together' and so, with any piece of art, it's how the piece is put together. With a bit of practice while keeping these tips in mind, you can create a more impacting, pleasing to the eye piece of work that will draw the viewer in and keep them interesting.
You could crop your images afterwards when you get them onto the computer, but it'd be lovely to have a great image right off the boot, right? By keeping in mind the things below, you'll be well on your way to taking better photos. And don't forget, it's always better to know the rules before you start break them A few tips before we start;
Look around using the viewfinder every time you take a picture.
Look at each element and how it impacts the overall co
- Give something special. Tell someone they are awesome in a special way. Buy a gift Llamas are free, while premiums, points, and cake badges are not. You can also grant a wish and buy some *devgear or a print that they had an eye out for.
5. Commissioning others in need is always a great thing to do! You can also buy prints from artists in need. Or participate in a community based kind act.
6. Comment constructively and kindly on works, or provide a nice critique! Feedback is how we all grow as artists. Spamming short comments doesn't really count, though. I have written a guide on constructive feedback. PE: Giving and Receiving Quality Feedback
7. Draw something for someone! May it be their profile page, or forum, dAmuro drawings can make someone's day!
^ look at all the colors and tools! Brushes aren't shown, but there are many!
8. Write a tutorial sharing your skills. Some of my recent favourites:
^ Go hug `phoenixleo after watching! (the other two are clickable fave them.
9. Be active and involved, kind and friendly.
10. Even though this is small, and usually is more special if you combine with constructive feedback and interactions, it makes people happy.
Tell me ways you like to share the dA love!
(Next article will be your words. )