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Hello, everyone! I'm your resident Fan Art Gallery Community Volunteer along with my partners in crime, Lyricanna and Ry-Spirit. :love:. I'm also currently in charge of the Cartoons & Comics gallery.

One of the privileges I've been given is to choose Daily Deviations be it by finding them by myself or via suggestions. So here's the basic guidelines to send me yours:

:bulletgreen: Send your suggestions to me alexandrasalas in a note with 1 to 5 suggestions max! Also, please add thumbs instead of links. Remember, a picture says a thousand words!

:bulletgreen: Remember to send your suggestion notes to only one Community Volunteer at a time. That way you'll save us confusion and misunderstandings.

:bulletgreen: Adding a brief description of why you think the piece deserves a DD is not mandatory, but much appreciated.

:bulletgreen: I do accept self suggestions, but remember to give me a good reason as to why I should give your piece a DD. ;)

:bulletgreen: Quality of art: When sending suggestions, please bear in mind that I want to feature unique works. The best of an artist's gallery. What I look for in a Daily Deviation is not cuteness. Cute just doesn't cut it, like Lyricanna said. I search for emotions, technical skill (composition, shading, colour, etc), interaction of the characters with their surroundings and other characters. I'm looking for pieces that tell me a story and/or show emotion. Of course, there are cute pieces that can show that, but if you're going to send me Twilight Sparkle staring into nothingness, it's not going to get featured.

:bulletgreen: Copies of official art or screenshots: I'm not talking about direct traces, but pieces that have been "eyeballed" from said sources. They're good for practicing purposes, but as I said above I'd rather feature a fanartist interpretation of their fandom of choice.

:bulletgreen: Old art: Another thing I've noticed is that people send me old works from time to time. Things that were uploaded back in 2004-2008 (or older). I have no problems featuring old work, but if you find something from 2008 or far back that you think it's good... why don't you look at the rest of that gallery and see how much progress the artist has achieved? I'm pretty sure you'd be able to find much better art in their recent submissions. Just look at it this way: would you rather have a DD with an old piece from your gallery or a DD with a newer piece that you believe shows your growth as an artist over the years?

:bulletgreen: Don't suggest pieces from artists who have received a DD in the past SIX months. On that same token, I wont feature anyone with 3 DDs or more.

:bulletgreen: I can only feature Fan Art and Cartoons & Comics, so make sure your suggestions belong to the proper category. :heart:

:bulletgreen: While I will give preference to less known artists , that doesn't mean I'm not open to feature pieces from "popular" artists, as long as I consider the piece to be worthy enough of the feature (keep in mind that this is the exception to the rule). :) However, I will NOT feature works who have received more than 2000 favorites at the time I read the note.

So that's it. Pretty simple, huh? Feel free to send me your suggestions. While I might not reply to all your notes, that doesn't mean I don't appreciate your efforts and dedication to the deviantART Community. :heart:

Oh! And before I forget, here's a few links of interest:

FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?

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It's time for another round of Fan Art news and happenings!  Let's start reviewing last month's Daily Deviations.

March: Fan Art and Fanfiction DDsBringing you all the Daily Deviations from this past month :la:
Fan Art DDs given by alexandrasalas
Aoba by lacrimodeYoda by AndrewMcIntoshArtRurouni Kenshin- Halfway Home by GuiltyOneIt is time by chenboForCorneria by DaneAult by daneault
Fan Art DDs given by Ry-Spirit
Suzaku and Euphemia by laverinneLeague of Legends- Final battle by bcnyArtSecret of Mana by PallidFanart: Riven by shilinPokemon: Lost in Ilex Forest by tabby-like-a-catFionna and Cake Kill Bill by NikkiWardArt+SOUTHPARK -Pandemic2+ by goku-no-bakaHAPPY BIRTHDAY! by raseinnI know you by mandiemanzanoMulan by nnaMushroom Rampage by Emortal982Pendragon by N-MaulinaULQUIORRAORIHIME by mad-samaOkami by KettleQuillThirteen Dwarves by mustamirriI Will Not Forget One Line of This [Storybook] by The-Longfall-of-1979Inigo Montoya by Rembrandt by LoopydaveTitan by prema-jaWe're Not Alone -- We Are All One by PurrdemoniumAfter the rain by ouroporosAdventure Time by SomeSnowmanApplejack by sophiecabraChrath by Mishii-C130825 bunny by bara-chanShingeky no One Piece by petereteMAGI- Be different from others by AL-lampCommission: UP by rianbowartSave the Kingdom 1 by mawelman
Fan Art DDs given by Lyricanna
Moonlight Ahri by AsuriuDare Devil by emilcabaltierraHappy Birthday - Beautiful Peacock! by Ze-RoFruitsGod Emperor of Dune by DarkBydloArtTombraider Fanart by jennyisdrawingHellblazer by IlyaSuhoiLeft Behind by HakaishiX-MEN FirstClass by daimon560:thum



On April Fool's Day, Community Volunteers hosted a series of contest and activities. I hosted one asking participants to create a new mascot for deviantART because Fella ragequit.  The results were posted a few days ago:

Create a new mascot for deviantART - WinnersTime to announce the winners of our Create a new mascot for deviantART Contest.  Without further ado, let's check them!
1st place (3000 dA points):

Mix by k-hots
I love the idea of a mascot based on a blank canvas, and the design is super cute!
2nd place (2000 points):

Llamartist by Puginsky
While many people submitted llama drawings, I really like this one not only for the cuteness but also the outfit and the fact that it enjoys to eat potatoes.
3rd place (1000 points):

New Mascot by PixlPhantasy
What I like the most about this one is the color scheme, that seems to go well with deviantART's interface. 
Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who took part in the contest! :love:



WildCharmander is organizing another charity collab!  This time, the proceeds will go to a no kill animal shelter, all you have to do is draw Grumpy Cat.  You can check the details here:

The World's Grumpiest Charity CollaborationThe long wait is over! The new charity collab is officially OPEN!




Take a close look at my previous collaborations:
 
Honoring our antagonists/supporting antagonists

Celebrating Kirby's Anniversary

Biggest collab on deviantART by far with 270 people!!
and now..
I am happy to announce the next theme!
Grumpy Cat is the theme of this collaboration!! Let us honor the world's grumpiest cat and raise money for the Animal Shelter!!

For every submission I get, I will add $0.50 to the pool. That money will be sent to the SPCA right here in Swift Current. this is a "no kill" shelter and the are in a bind right now. Every grumpy cat will be for a good cause! Help me reach 200 people again! If I get 200 submissions, I will donate 50 do



JZLobo's 4th Annual Illustration Contest is ongoing. The deadline is May 6th. For more details, you can read the following journal:

4th Annual Illustration Contest (New Entry):new: We're up to five entries!
The Beast Wars Collab project is still underway.
And here we go again!
Your Challenge:
The challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to translate my short stories from the verbal to the visual! Pick your favorite from the list below and draw a scene or characters from it! Action, drama, science fiction, romance, humans, robots, werewolves... There should be something down there for everybody. Some characters already have references, but some don't. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Some stories contain characters that belong to my friends, but feel free to draw them as well!
Your Rules:
:bulletgreen:To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
:bulletgreen:Draw an illustration de



:new: DelveMag have just released their latest issue. 

eschlehahn says:

"The new issue (published via AlanRalph, our awesome layout wizard) is huge, over 180 pages of incredible art (downloadable, 35Mb in size and in PDF format), and you can find it here:

DELVE April 2014 by AlanRalph

The focus in this issue is FAN ART, its history, inspirations, and all its various forms - drawing, painting, digital modelling, traditional sculpture, cosplay, plushies, even a few crossovers and mashups. :) Whether it's books, TV shows, movies, video games or comics, there's something in this issue for everyone. :nod:

Beyond this main theme, there is differently themed art as well, like a culinary art feature, and we also have interviews with DulcetEpicure boundless-mind and PlushBuddies, plus several tutorials to help you push your own artistic skills."



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By the Void by Leliumoj
Sesshomaru by DiegooCunha Snk by kou-chann 
Eddard Stark by stokesbookDarth Vapour by cylonka Toothania by Katephos


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Hello there!

My name is Alexandra and I live in Brisbane, Australia. I'm your friendly neighborhood Mentor and Fan Art Community Volunteer. If you have any questions, concerns, projects, contest or just want to chat, feel free to contact me via note! :)

In my free time, I draw, paint digitally, browse deviantART, watch anime and cartoons, take photos and laze about. Oh and I'm a big Pokémon geek as you may or may not have noticed.

My dream is to become a children's book illustrator, but I still have lots of room for improvement in that department. Someday I'll make this happen though.

I joined deviantART back in June 2003 to share my Pokémon fanart with other people, but as time passed by, I branched out and started working on other stuff, especially photography and illustration.

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I'm sure you get this tons but thank you so much for the Daily Deviation! I was most pleasantly surprised and very humbled so thank you for that ^__^
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SaccharoKirby 4 days ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
Hi there! :D
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Kris-Chua Apr 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the DD. =) Can't thank you enough. 
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WildCharmander Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How are things, I hardly talk to you anymore
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WildCharmander Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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TeaInK Apr 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the DD!
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Thank You  for the DD Meow :3  
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THANK YOU so much for the DD! <3 <3
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