I've got some special new ideas for this journal and future ones that I'm really hoping you guys like!!! From now on I will include three new things, a member of the (bi)week (chosen by me to start with but later I may ask for input), a new member to deviantart (I'll probably rely on the welcome thread in the forum for this), and a group feature, although it may take me some time to figure out the best layout for all these things so please be patient!!!
First off the standard! View my last issue here: Some Community Events 5I can't catch everything, if you know of any happenings or would like something to be included in these journals please comment or note me
Highlights From My Last Issue!projecteducate
shared some great tips for managing Groups on Deviantart! Tips on Managing Groups
and Monday Muses gives YOU the opportunity to pick work to be featured!! Monday MusesCRLiterature
has a bookclub that anyone can join anytime CRLiterature BOOK CLUB Schedule
and I shared some great point giveaways and contests!
In addition I started a new Discuss segment to give viewers a voice! Hopefully this picks up and I get more replies but if not I will just have to come up with something better to grab attention!! For a complete list please visit my last issue, the link is available at the top!
Featured Members! (NEW)
My very first member of the bi week is:
partly because his birthday is near and also because he has an awesome display of crafts!
I know mirror452
best for some of his leather bracelets, but he has a varied array of leather-work, metalwork and carvings all handmade. Better yet, he is available for commission!!! I think it's really fascinating to see these different skill sets on deviantart I know that it is easier to focus on the traditional drawings and paintings and even writing seems to get more recognition than the artisan crafts! So let's not forget that crafting is an art as well!!!
Welcome This New Member: Okay this part was really hard and I had someone lined up only to find today that their account was already deactivated I don't know what they did to cause that but now I have ta pick someone else and it was hard just finding someone who had some art up so that ppl's could see their style/genre.... Anyway I hurriedly pick this person:
Lady Lamb has some interesting artwork to look at plus they want to meet new people and make friends lady-lamb
has been on for about a year but doesn't know many people so let's be friendly and welcoming!!
Now Onward to the meat of this journal issue!!
I couldn't pass up Yuuza
's amazingly inspiring words on sticking with it when it comes to art!
has some great advice concerning social anxiety!
Be digitally inspired with DamaiMikaz
has some great reasons why art matters in education!
10 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit ArtYou know i keep my journals short, so i'll jump right to it.
1. When you get an idea for a character, or an illustration or a comic, you can just draw it. You don't have to browse and see if anyone else drew it already, or commission other artists to do it.
2. If you get really good at art, your favorite artist might watch you back.
3. You might eventually get paid for it.
4. Because even if there's tons of art out there, and many great artists, no one, and i mean NO ONE can ever draw what you draw. There can be similar ideas, but only you can bring your particular flavor of art to life.
5. The awesome comments. The better you get at art, the more awesome and elaborate comments you get. Who doesn't want to get praised?
6. Art trades with really good artists!
7. Because quitting is lame.
8. Because when IRL people ask you what you do and you say you're an artist, you get the most interesting reactions. It never gets old.
9. Because you get to browse the internet a
Hacking Your Socially Anxious BrainI say "socially anxious brain" because I'm not referring to social anxiety disorder, I'm referring to being socially anxious. Most people experience some form of social anxiety at one or another point in their life, and even though it's relatively common, being stressed out feeds forward, which doesn't bode well for the next time you have to socialize.
Of course, if you have a strong genetic and environmental predisposition to anxiety, trying to "hack" your brain won't fix everything. That's like telling someone with a BRCA1 mutation to will themselves out of breast cancer by eating healthy foods—it's good to eat healthy foods anyway, but there's a point where you have to see a doctor.
Being socially anxious IS NOT because you are an introvert/extrovert. Do not confuse a preference with an excuse.
Getting started with digital artAs an artist that does digital art, I always get a lot of questions about what tablets people should use and how to make their choices. While I think equipment isn't all that matters, I think some things are good to take in consideration when buying a tablet. So here's something to get you started!
Why do I need a tablet? Can't I use a mouse instead?
The biggest reason; ergonomics. When you do a lot of computer work in general, it's better to use a tablet over a mouse. This is because a mouse isn't designed for precision work. It's putting too much pressure on muscles that are not intended for precision work, hence it raises your chances to get all kinds of nasty injury's. Even if you can draw just fine with a computer mouse, you might actually consider to start using a tablet, for the reason that
PE: Art as a key element in EducationCommunity Week
Education is a process that spans a person's entire life, broadcasting a wide range of knowledge, values (which allow us to develop our conscience and sensibility), customs, and ways to act. This is also linked to cultural conscience (education leads us to appreciate the culture of the society in which we live) and to the view that each person has about the world around them. It also has a social approach as it allows people be part of the socialization process. It generally has a humanistic approach that trains students to be good people, to have good values and implement them, which are expressed according to the person's potential. Educated persons can contribute significantly to the world.
Art and Education
Artistic Education is an area that focuses on teaching various art forms (Visual arts, Music, Theater, Dance, Photography, etc.) and also helps develop skills, abilities and habits in such areas. However, the art
Join in With These DA Happenings!AllArtCreation
is hosting an awesome and all inclusive Summer Contest although you should be sure to read ALL the rules before joining!
is desperately in need of cosplay enthusiasts for their video message contest! PhotographersClub
are sponsoring an international Friendship Challenge for all shutterbugs no matter your skill level!
Also for the shutterbugs is the CRPhotography
June Essence Challenge!
Contest: June 2015 ContestTheme
Summer has finally come! Express you favourite thing about summer in the form of visual art (photography, digital, traditional, etc.) or poetry (no short stories).
It must follow all of the rules that are posted on the front page of our group.
You must be a member of AllArtCreation to participate. New members are, of course, welcome.
Your artwork must be submitted to the "June 2015 Contest entries" gallery folder.
Your artwork must have quality. This mean no blurry photographs, no literature that uses 'text type', no physical media that was poorly scanned or photographed, etc. This does not mean if you are a beginner you cannot enter. All skill levels are welcomed.
You must this journal if you decide to enter so I have a list of who is e
Calling All Cosplayers! I Need Your Help!Note: If you are not a cosplayer, you should still read this cause there is one activity you can be a part of too!
Alright everyone, time to tell why you love this hobby (and possibly win a 12 month premium membership or gift card in the process!)
This is the final roll call for participants in the Cosplay Mode project, and I am still in need of many more people to join in.
Everyone is welcome to join in any or all of the open activities!
The last deadline for entries is July 31st so if you want to be featured in this massive CMV/AMV project, join in!
Cosplay Mode: Video Message Activity
Open To: Cosplayers
Participating in the message project is simple.
It just requires you to answer one or both of these questions in a video message:
~ Why do you love to cosplay?
~ What is your favorite thing about cosplay?
Along with that, you have the option to give encouraging advice to o
International Friendship ChallengeWe are all one, we are all connected.
I am here to announce a DeviantArt movement that includes every one of us, from sea to shining sea.
The International Friendship Photography Day Movement
Sponsored by myself & fellow colleagues at PhotographersClub.
The purpose of this challenge is to celebrate our humanity, creativity & love. It is to set aside our differences, and show the world how much we truly are the same, and how from every continent, every country, every color & every gender, our community is built on people that realize we are all human, and we can all be friends.
And hopefully, in doing so, we can make one of the biggest bangs to ever shake DeviantArt. What we hope to accomplish is to make the biggest love & friendship statement that the community has ever seen, and include as many members in that experience as possible.
So! Sounds pretty cool, ja? Want to know how you
52 Week Photography Challenge #25Welcome to CRPhotography's new 52 week photography challenge! Every Saturday we will be announcing a new idea for you to photograph, and submit to us via comment on each announcement journal. This project aims to challenge you with new concepts and requirements that you may not normally face. This week's challenge is:
Take a conceptual photograph: The essence of June.
June means different things to different people. Take a photograph that captures the essence of what June means to you, and tell us why. I'd love to hear from folks south of the equator.
To get you started, here are a few examples of what I would consider the essence of February, which is, in these northern climes, cold and beautiful outside, warm and cozy inside, still plenty of snow but with days getting longer. It is a beautiful month.
You are free to interpret this prompt as needed.
All photos must be new, and specifically tak
Do Some Good!
help others by donating points or just spread the word about their good deeds!
And don't forget to participate in the Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive, sponsored by LiliWrites
Project Donate 2015! and a Points Raffle!Hello everyone!
Have you ever donated to anything in life? Maybe the guy in the santa outfit at Christmas time ringing his bell for the Salvation Army, or maybe a dollar at the grocery store for the local food bank funds? If you have, you probably felt pretty good doing it, didn't you?
Did you know, you can do the same thing for artists here on deviantArt? Even if you gave a few points to someone, it makes a difference. What if that someone had about 50 some-bodys just give them a few points out of kindness. Next thing you know, a wish has been granted, someone some where is smiling and you get to feel really good.
A really great place to find and do that very thing is :iconsantadoesexist:
We take our time, and do the best we absolutely can to protect our members privacy and to grant their wishes. But, it takes donations to be able to do such a thing. And I would LOVE to grant wishes, hold giveaways and contests all year long. I named the group Santa Does
Daily Deviation Suggestion DriveHave you seen some awesome work in your favorite galleries lately?
If so, then you're a prime candidate to join this year's Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive! The project is all in the name. Our community volunteers need the community's input to find and feature great artwork from all the galleries. They need YOU to point them toward amazing work! So, get your mouses (or touchscreens) in gear, and get suggesting!
Update! June 11th
We have definitely obliterated the record! There's been a total of 1002 individual pieces suggested so far, and we're not even at the halfway point of the month yet! Since people have been wondering, here are the participants so far:
For you Londoner's out there, amartroom
would like to invite anyone and everyone to attend an upcoming art exhibition!
and I will be at the Miami Supercon this year wearing the necklace shown! (My tooth was not the problem but my gums, they did a cleaning and I'm hoping that will clear up any infection since they said they didn't see swelling and wouldn't give me antibiotics)
I would like to invite everyone to a summer group exhibition I am taking part in with 7 other artists.
Oil and Water art gallery
340 Old York Road
London SW18 1SS
020 8704 4327
Thus 7/07 - Sun 12/7
Thu : 1030-800
Fri : 1000-800
Sat : 1000-400
Sun : 1000-400
Groups I'm Into: Information and Education! (NEW)
I've decided to do this by genre until I run out and then I'll just introduce them singly as they catch my eye:
It should be obvious by now that I'm a great fan of projecteducate
that's because they revolve around one of most favoritist things: educating DA members on a myriad of subjects, they're so fantastic they get the number one spot in my first group feature!
Hard on their heels is the Amazing Group TheKnow
this group's focus is to bring writers in contact with real live people who may know something on any of a ton of subjects perfect for writers who want to research what they're writing about!
~500 Points Giveaway~I promised a giveaway and now here it is
The winner will receive 500 . One winner, all them points. It's like winning the lottery rofl jk xD
Here are the rules:
1. Fave this journal (that's how I'll be picking the winning number ) REQUIRED
2. (optional) leave a comment. Could be anything Fave video-game, movie, music, how you're doing, Skynet vs Ultron, etc. xD
3. (optional) fave a piece from my gallery.
*** You don't have to be a watcher. it's not required <3 I'm keeping this open to everyone this time around XD
I'll be using https://www.random.org/ to pick the winner.
Giveaway ends June 30th
300 Points GiveawayI got enough points again, so it is time for me to host another giveaway - please join!
- 7 winners in total -
◊ 1st place:
100 points (one winner)
◊ 2nd place:
50 points (two winners)
◊ 3rd place:
25 points (four winners)
Although appreciated, it is NOT required to watch me, give a llama, advertise, etc.
Reasons for rules can be read here
WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN THROUGH
RANDOMIZER ON JUNE 28 (SUNDAY)
Although completely unrelated and optional,
I still hope you will check this out:
Discuss! (Still Kinda New!)
Feel free to go back and answer the previous journal's queries or just start here!Do you think all of the new things add to this journal or do you think I'm trying to do too much at once? If you think it's too much what part would you leave out (or how would you otherwise handle it if you have a better/different idea)?
Backtracking, is there anything you would add or replace?
Is there any event you would like me to share in my next issue (keep in mind that this is a biweekly journal so nothing that will expire before two weeks from the post date of this issue)?