As you already know, this CR CSS identifies the official Traditional Art updates, that will be linked in the official Community Relations Newsletter by $Moonbeam13. Be sure to check out the Traditional Art GD Team's journals for more info:
Art History Contest: Art Nouveau!
has released the new Art History Spotlight on Art Nouveau
Read the article and learn about this movement and see beautiful examples from the Masters and from awe-inspiring artists from dA! Is Art Nouveau your thing? Then the Art History Contest: Art Nouveau Edition
is for you. Click the link to find out how you can participate and win dA Dollars and subs... May 31st, 11:59 pm EST is the deadline
You can also vote
on this poll and help choose the next movement for Art History Spotlight.
Did you get your Mug?
The profits from the Mugs for Charity Collection
will go to Cancer Research UK, and they won't be up forever! Get yours today, and if you absolutely must
get me one, i'd like:
:thumb114095828:because it's true
Quick Sketches - New Interview Series
I'm late on this, but you won't be disappointed. keep 'em peeled, crowd.
Can't wait? read A Quick Sketch of... Danny Malboeuf - `kolaboy
and get busy clicking those thumbs.
tradART: On the Streets March 2009
released the March Edition of tradART: On the Streets
featuring deviant's activities on the wide wild (real) world of Art, and it's made up from your contributions. Get your Art Shows, Sales, Comissions, etc. the pimpage you need to get noticed, send `limnides
a note to be included on the next issue.
So i heard you liek Blurple...
are behind the Love for `PurpelBlur Contest
. what's a `PurpelBlur
and what does it do? you're kidding me, right?
( if you're not kidding, click on the name and see for yourself all the work and love pumped on a daily basis
)Read the article
and find out how to submit and win!
DD's: Just in case you're still wondering...
addressed a very common issue, so i will reproduce it here. Read on:"Why do some moderators have different Daily Deviation selection criteria to others? Why are there no universal rules?
There are basic guidelines for daily deviations that apply to all people with the privilege to select them and they are:
Avoid giving daily deviations to an artist who has had one in the last 3 months. Constant featuring of the same artists tends to lead to negative commentary from the community and we are sure you do not intend to lynch the artist you like!
Daily deviations are all over the place in v6 because of our new awesome footer and with that comes a lot of criticism from the community. Quality over quantity is sure to go over well
We all have friends on the site and value their opinions. However, if the community feels all of your picks come from the same people, they can feel ignored. Expand your horizons and try taking suggestions from all sorts of people, you may even make a new friend in the process!
We all have our strengths, so stick to what you know! If you are a digital art junkie that should be what you are featuring. Do not venture into areas you are not familiar with
Dont offer daily deviations as contest prizes they are features that are not winnable
The community appreciates reading the description on daily deviations to get an idea as to why youve selected it. Taking the extra time is always worth it
That's it. Aside from these general guidelines I've put out, individuals may have their own additional guidelines they've listed in their journals. Some may use their privilege to showcase unknown artists and therefore may not want to feature already popular people. Some may want to pick the best of the best regardless of stats and some may just go with the flow of what appeals to them.
The point is that daily deviations are very much a personal choice and I've selected the people who have this privilege because I trust their opinions and value their eye and I regard them as community leaders. While it's easy to say "THE UNIVERSAL RULE OF DD's IS" I think that creates far too much structure for something so artistic and personal. Besides, I find it's a little like telling someone they have to like the color yellow. Eventually their lack of passion is going to come through and then what's the point? I would rather deal with a little controversy from people in the community because the people I've selected are passionate about what they choose and why they choose it, then deal with an array of cookie cutter mediocrity. Besides I think it's honest on the part of the DD selectors to post for you the criteria they select by. I could ask them all to remove that and choose based on just the above guidelines but again, I'd be limiting their creativity and I simply refuse to do that. I also personally don't agree with a some of what people are telling me a daily deviation should be. I've heard comments that popular people should never get them and certainly not staff. While I appreciate the concept of shining a light on an unknown talent, I also believe in reveling in the talent of the known. Artists are artists and popularity doesn't come into play when I select daily deviations. Personally, I follow the above guidelines and the extra factor is how it affects me personally and I don't know how one can quantify that. Allowing the selectors a bit of freedom here is what will elevate the quality of our daily deviations and bring the passion back and that my friends, is why there is no universal rule."
If i get asked the same thing again, you're getting directed here
On the News
The Printmaking Series
The articles divide the existing (and missing) Printmaking categories on deviantART into four main families, taking a good look at the techniques on each of them and featuring a selection of talented printmakers of each discipline.
The Inkredible Series:Inkredible Feature #5
Traditional TattoosInkredible Feature #4
Oriental TattoosInkredible Feature #3
Tribal tattooing.Inkredible Feature #2
Black & Grey Tattoos.
Daily Deviation Suggestions
Send me DD Suggestions for Traditional Art only. Here are some guidelines to follow:
- Send DD suggestions to only one of us Traditional GD's. It gets confusing if you post all of us with the same message.
- Please check if your suggested deviant hasn't gotten a DD in the last 3 months. It is the only hard rule standing.
- Personally, i'd like to ask you to put the name of the deviant on the Note's Subject. It's just easier to keep track of them that way
- If you strongly disagree with the selection of any given DD, please do not flame the artist. It's rude and in poor taste, and the selected deviant had no say on getting featured. If you really have a well-founded complaint about it, please direct it to $Moonbeam13, who will gladly look into it. For the official version, please read FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?
Traditional Gallery Description
Work that is primarily created with traditional media and physical materials.
Remember, all art you submit must be your own. Webcam, cell phone and general low-resolution or blurry shots belong in your Scraps. </p>