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dA Newsletter - January

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 11, 2017, 9:50 AM


Hello everyone,

I hope you had a great time during holidays and probably you already miss it (like I do), but here we are, in a new year.

If you wonder what happened with your galleries meanwhile, you can find the answer bellow - it's not a bug, it's a change:
NEWS / NOTICIASENGLISH
News about managing deviations in group's galleries (and personal galleries as well) - it IS possible!
When being in the gallery folder, click the "Edit Folder" button on top-right part, and then chose "Edit deviations". You can now manage deviations as it was before. La la la la
:star:IN GROUPS :
1. GO to the gallery , press EDIT FOLDER
2. EDIT DEVIATIONS . manage your deviations and press DONE.
:star:PERSONAL GALLERY:
1. Go to your gallery , press EDIT PAGE .
2. Manage your deviations and when you're done ... press DONE ! :eager:
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CREDITS:
Thanks to Kitteh-Pawz , UszatyArbuz and lucytherescuedcat who spread the news. High-five!
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Would be nice if the staff will post a journal about this changes . It would save nerves of deviants and additional work for the HELPDESK(staff) with the bug reports/notes .
ESPA


For those of you which are into drawing, you can find some tips here: Helpful Drawing Tips and HintsHello, I'm GeorgeXVII my passion is the traditional art and in this journal  I will let you a list of drawing tips that can help you .
Some are things I learned myself and some are helpful tips that other artists have given me or I find them on internet.

I hope you learn something from these tips.
:bulletblue:When working on a drawing, compare tones with other tones.
Source
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:bulletblue:If a highlight needs to be more prominent, this can be achieved by making the surrounding area darker
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:bulletblue:Never touch an area of the paper that will recieve graphite. Your skin has oils in it that will show up after you touch the paper, much like dusting for fingerprints. You can use a sheet protector .


Some tips for creating a dA portfolio: Quick guide to create a dA portfolio
Screenshot 1: Go to there: http://portfolio.deviantart.com or you use the dA menu like on the first screenshot [Update 2016: the menu has been moved; use the link or look for a "More" button].

Screenshot 2: Then, you'll find yourself in the Portfolio Management. On the right hand side you can add a new portfolio by hitting the button.

Screenshot 3: The next step will look like this. Go through all the points to finish your personal portfolio. Most things are pretty self-explanatory and dA gives you a lot of hints, so it's really not that complicated.

Screenshot 4: You can always edit the different sections of your portfolio here. You can add or delete works as well. Remember that you can choose your works either from your dA gallery or upload them directly onto your portfolio. If you want to remove things from your portfolio you'll have to do it here, deleting items in your dA gallery does not affect your p


For those of you which are into poetry, there is to come Poetry Week Poetry Week Needs YOU!Poetry Week
Hello, everyone!  projecteducate will be hosting a Poetry Week February 6th through 12th, and we need your help to make it as informative as possible.  If there's something you could share with the world, whether it be a guide to poetry forms, or perhaps a how-to guide on polishing your poem before publishing it here at DA, we'd love to hear your ideas and have them be a part of our Poetry Week! Send a note to brennenxr or CRLiterature with your idea to get it reviewed for inclusion.
We've had previous poetry weeks, so be sure to make sure your idea doesn't overlap too much with those articles.  If they're similar, that's okay, but try to add something new the original article didn't share.
Possible ideas for Poetry Week:
Guide to poetry terminologyUpdated poetry publishing guideHow to critique poetryAnything else you can t


Also, we have the DD Suggestion Drive active :la:  Drive Closed! What is a Drive?
A DD Suggestion Drive is a period of time, typically one calendar month, in which DDSuggestionDrive is actively encouraging all of DeviantArt's members to suggest deviations to the Community Volunteers to be featured as a Daily Deviation. You can learn more about the group and how the drives work in our Welcome and FAQs journals.
DRIVE CLOSED!
:onfire:The January drive is now closed!:onfire:
Please do NOT send your DD suggestions to the group anymore (though feel free to continue suggesting to the CVs!) We'll be tallying all suggestions and working on the prize drawing as quickly as possible. Expect results no later than the end of February!
Thank you to everyone who participated, donated, and helped promote! :lov



And we have the winners (in order to remember the holidays :heart:  ) :la:


Bullet; Green Winter Art Challenge hosted by :icongetwatchers:
  The park in winter (at night) by PhilDiehl   Winter is coming [+speedpaint] by Martith  Winter Encounter by putridCheese


Bullet; Green Winter Wonderland hosted by :iconanimalsplantsnature:

  Winter Evening by Laazeri Winter's Kiss III by jxsnyder winter by sulevlange


Bullet; Green Winners of Light and Glitter Challenge hosted by :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
  Christmas lights by Martith Christmas sparkles by DasFarbspiel Christmas Lights by lazy-brush Stardust by Nikki-vdp



Bullet; Green  Winners of The Colors of Christmas honsted hosted by :iconthejoyofflowers:
1142 by Gelu509  Colorful Christmas Cactus by Calypso1977  The Magic of Light by EyeOfTheKat
Christmas Poinsettias 2016 by Shadoweddancer  Nov16 - JoF - White Poinsettia by Gerda1946  One more Christmas Flower by plumita1
Joyful Winter Rose by SlytherclawPadawan        Star Flower by Heartcrocher

Congratulations to all winners!! :nod:  :dalove:


 

  • Reading: deviantArt stuff
  • Watching: tv news
  • Drinking: mineral water
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Thank you so much for featuring TheFavouriteShowcase, I requested the journal for our gallery :hug:
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:w00t: It was my pleasure :bounce:  :dalove:


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:iconlazy-brush:
lazy-brush Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hello, Laura! 
It's so nice of you to mention in your journal the winners of the various contests! I love deviantART!
Thank you so much for including my artwork Christmas Lights in your "dA Newsletter - January"! Thank you! Thank you! 
I really appreciate your support! Heart bum 
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello Olga!

I am not a contest participant, so I decided that starting with this year, I shall share with all my watchers the contests, winners of contest and various news around DeviantArt . That's the least I could do :)

Congratulations for the prize :nod:

:dalove:
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:iconshadoweddancer:
Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017   General Artist
Thank you so much for the mention!  :)
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations!! :dalove:
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:iconshadoweddancer:
Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017   General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconeyeofthekat:
EyeOfTheKat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the mention! :heart:
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations for the prize :la:

:handshake:
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:iconeyeofthekat:
EyeOfTheKat Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconputridcheese:
putridCheese Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the shoutout!
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:w00t:
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:icondasfarbspiel:
DasFarbspiel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feature! :tighthug: :squee:
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations for the contest result :la:

:dalove:  :huggle:
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:icondasfarbspiel:
DasFarbspiel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:smooch:
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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:iconzouberi:
Zouberi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017   Photographer
Oh, thanks! I wasn't aware that the old guide is still up to date. :D
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Although the website layout changed a bit (you can now access portfolio via "More" menu), they didn't change the portfolio layout :)

And for some unknown reason, your journal was updated in the 2nd of January this year, although the initial upload was on 2012... (I found it in the watch menu)

You're welcome, and thanks for creating the guide :nod:
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:iconzouberi:
Zouberi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017   Photographer
For some unknown reason I was motivated to add the deleting options. I didn't check everything, though.
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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:icongeorgexvii:
GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the mention ! :heart:
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much for all the updates and infos and most of all, your amazing work! :w00t:
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:icongeorgexvii:
GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017   Traditional Artist
:eager:
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:highfive:
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:iconthenewbyphotograpy:
TheNewbyPhotograpy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Still not liking the holidays T.T
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I understand you. Been there. But got through a couple of years ago :)

:hug:
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:iconthenewbyphotograpy:
TheNewbyPhotograpy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
aw huggggs! :hug: :) 
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
yup - hugs :D

:glomp:
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I will have a look at the tips!
And thanks for showing my Poinsiettia!!!
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations!!! :la: and you're welcome :nod:

:hug:
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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:iconslytherclawpadawan:
SlytherclawPadawan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the feature. :D
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations!! Keep up the good work :nod:
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:iconheartcrocher:
Heartcrocher Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks  Lk-Photography :iconlk-photography:
You did a great job, its beautiful.
I will look into those tips, advise and guide.Love 
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :nod:
Just trying to share events and tips with everyone :dalove:
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:iconheartcrocher:
Heartcrocher Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that, i saw you did this  before, i make sometimes similar features.
People like it.
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
Information needs to be shared :la:
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:iconheartcrocher:
Heartcrocher Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, and there is so much.
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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:iconthenewbyphotograpy:
TheNewbyPhotograpy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
i soo dont miss the holidays worst time of the year XD.
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Why? :( Try to avoid contact with people/family and things start to be fun :D

Although I miss snow... I haven't seen enough snow this year, although half of the country are stuck in snow and extremely cold weather.. and they say that starting Friday in my area will.. rain :cries:
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TheNewbyPhotograpy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
i want the snow without the holidays XD not that it snowed here with the holidays just saying! XD
Pfft i was alone with my bottle of jack best holidays ever.... i need to get a dog lol
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that :hug:

But think positive - you want a dog so much, and you'll have it - just be patient :nod:
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:iconthenewbyphotograpy:
TheNewbyPhotograpy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
once my house is finished yes xD might take till march.............. nawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:w00t:
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