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How to be a devious deviant:Updates

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 4:26 PM
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! :la: (see end of article) Community version for the win! :eager:
:sadtard: by InvaderZaeon
Some people only seem to care about numbers. Watchers/llamas/views/ the like. Those are important and lovely, but not just by them self.

:dummy: Here are a few simple ways to get more involved with the community. :dalove:

  1. Go join a group! Explore Groups So many to chose from! :lovely: by BlissfullySarcastic
    Consider volunteering for that group, helping moderate it, welcoming new people. :la: 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. :stare: You won't really gain anything out of that.

3.Feature Random/under appreciated people in your journal!

  1. Screen shot 2013-01-27 at 6.11.57 PM by Astrikos Pimpage of other people's awesome features:
    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!:la: This is where I use the Random Word Generator to pull up a random word to use as a theme for the feature!:D 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, where
    ProjectPorkchop Vol196ProjectPorkchop 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
    see more..

    Suggested by Riemea
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    wise tree by Magato SuperSweetSirup by Magato
    Suggested by Riemea
    see more..
    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 :eyes:
    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

  2. Give something special. Tell someone they are awesome in a special way. Buy a gift :la: 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.

Screen shot 2013-01-27 at 6.13.24 PM by Astrikos

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 Screen shot 2013-01-27 at 6.06.30 PM by Astrikos
7. Draw something for someone! :la: May it be their profile page, or forum, dAmuro drawings can make someone's day!

Screen shot 2013-01-27 at 6.08.07 PM by Astrikos

^ 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:

<da:thumb id="345657241"/> Coloring Skin Tutorial by slecktGIMP: Fur Tutorial by Xadrea Coloring Tutorial by kureo95Coloring Tutorial by sakimichanRealism Tutorial by yumixPhotoshop Tutorial - Tool Basics by Drakhonheart

^ Go hug phoenixleo after watching! (the other two are clickable fave them. ;)

Useful tips 4 coding journals by harleshinn Anatomy Tutorial by owdof

learning to paint by blackdahlia

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.

Llama Gwomp - tastes good by atnezauLlama Love by atnezauHooray Llama Badges by AutumnOwl



Tell me ways you like to share the dA love!

(Next article will be your words. :la: )

I might add another article, based off your suggestions!
Question for the readers at the bottom.
`Infinite-Heart for dA community.
You all rock!
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Astrikos Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   General Artist
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   General Artist
:love: My pleasure!
faerismoka Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
":llama: Give a llama to your visitors.
:points: Give points to people who have their birthdays.
:wave: Go to the toDAy site and greet the new deviants.
:pat: Greet random deviants in their comments section.
:typerhappy: Feature deviants' art in your journal.
:shoutbox: Shout in someone's shoutbox.

These are the little things, the chastity that we can show here in deviantART which rarely ever come out.
Try them out and make someone's day. ♥ :love:"

These are a few tips on how to share dA love and be devious in deviantART. :la: I posted this in my latest journal;hopefully other deviants can do these! :airborne:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   General Artist
:la: :w00t:
faerismoka Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks~~ :aww:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   General Artist
Nameda Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
suggesting dd's I love when they are so happy when they got one :D
if I read someone is sick if I know something which helped me I recommend it,
and several things you mention above, like always thanking for faves and watchs, making features, offering features in contests, featuring contests in my contests journal, faving, commenting, oh and making thumbs exchanges under deviations oh and faving as well works which are not perfect just because I know it makes someones day that I faved it I even made a couple of stamps to support spreading kindness
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   General Artist
:la: :dalove:
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