The Forum Newsletter: Issue 21And now, welcome back toThe Forum Newsletter: Issue 21 by bohobella
The Forum Newsletter
The last month hasn't been too exciting in the forums. A small war broke out in Complaints, but it was over before it truly began. Small civil wars in Deviants have come and go and have been 100% plz-related, once again confirming that if Deviants is scary to you, get out. Take a walk. Don't use the internet.
Let me be the first to admit this month's newsletter was hard to piece together due to the intense traffic one gets with the Deviousness award, so let's all go congratulate 3wyl for being the November Deviousness recipient, since the last thing she needs is more love.
Be sure to check out the entries for the Illustrate a Thread contest and make your predictions as to who will walk away with the fantabulous prizes donated by fourteenthstar
And, on a sad note, see this month's memorial to a
dAMonsters!On a dark and scary stormy night...dAMonsters! by Tachy-on
within the Zombie Kingdom of dAmn...
monsters are stirring!
The Fella Zombie King needs your help! He needs to grow an army of monsters in the Zombie Kingdom in preparation for Halloween Night. Mummies, Zombies, Vampires, Demons, and WereWolves will all form their own Armies and build up their numbers by biting and infecting human victims and turning them into Monsters!
The Fella Zombie King will bestow prizes on the strongest Monsters! But you must make sure that the humans you infect and turn into Monsters stay in Zombie Kingdom so that they may learn the ways of the Army and be ready for Halloween Night!
How To Play
You begin by joining the #dAMonsters chatroom and "biting" someone, not yet in the chatroom, by typing:
Biting them transfers some of your monster saliva into the bite.
Now contact that per
Suggestions to help keep your group goingI was recently invited to be a part of a chat about Groups and exposure because of my involvement with PhotographersClub and it motivated me to type up this list of things that can help to make your deviantART group (more) successful.Suggestions to help keep your group going by silber-englein
Please bear in mind that my views may be subjective as I'm speaking from personal experience. It may also vary from group to group. Hope you find this useful!
My (personal) little list of Dos and Donts:
DO: Think before you create! Before you create your group, you need to really analyse a few things. Can the community benefit from my group? Are there already many groups like the one I have in mind? Why do I want to create this group, what will the goals of my group be? Do I have enough time to dedicate to running the group?
DO: Make your group different from the rest.
Do you want your group to be just another dumping ground for random artwork? Are there already many groups
BEST OF: Traditional-Artists Weekly Features 10/17:icontraditional-artists:BEST OF: Traditional-Artists Weekly Features 10/17 by JLDragonfly
About These Features
We here at TA literally get hundreds to thousands of submissions of quality artwork every month, but some of our art submitted we showcase in our weekly journal because it's technically beautiful, interesting or shows some really unique or thoughtful aspect. We've been doing this for a long time now, and one day we just thought- wow, why not share these with ALL of dA? So, here they are.....
Best of T-A's Features: Weekly
Black and White Weekly Features
Guarani Indian Lady by tonyaramaVampire feast by dfboveyGENESIS II by Ensomniac
Color Weekly Features
Blood Spray by ratgirl84:thumb180000888::thumb180536486:Setsuna by NetdogWaiting by DonatasLTSeverus Snape by DavidDebFocus by vidagrAutumn Leaves by firedaemonROCK ON by klukartFoxgloves in Summer by tonyarama:thumb
A Blurb About Me |
I joined dA back in January of 2005 and I was instantly addicted. Amazed that I found a place where I could share my hobby while I tried to improve on it. Still working on that part, by the way!
I was shocked when I received senior status at the tail end of July/early August 2006. (I was in shock for so long I don't remember the exact date.) Even more shocked in September of 2008 when they decided to actually let me help out with the forums I've become hopelessly addicted to. 4 years later I'm back to being a senior and trying to get back into being a more active again.