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September/October 2014

Mon Oct 20, 2014, 9:00 AM

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Animation, Drawings & Paintings, Mixed Media, Vector, and Vexel


Drawings & Paintings and Mixed Media


Photomanipulation and Mixed Media


3 Dimensional Art and Stereoscopy


Fractal Art


Pixel Art


Text & Typography


Sci-Fi and Space Art

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General Digital Art

Farewell Thiefoworld!

Last month, we said farewell to Thiefoworld from the deviantART Community Relations Team. We were honored to have worked with such a talented, inspiring, and positive individual. We thank him for his time, effort, and the incredible spirit he brought to CR Team and the Digital Team. Thiefoworld, we wish you the best in everything you do in life! If you have not thanked or given Thiefoworld some love for everything he gave our community, do so right now! :heart:

Welcome Aeirmid aka Jade to General Digital Art!

I'm Jade aka Aeirmid, and I wanted to introduce myself as the new Community Volunteer for Digital Art. I'll be working with diphylla to serve this community, and I'm super excited to be in this new position. We have a lot of really cool ideas for contests and activities, and we hope you will consider getting involved. One way to start being involved is to join Digitalists, the home of the Digital Art CVs!

A bit about me . . . I am a photomanipulator by training, and I've been doing that for about 10 years. In my non-dA life, I am a 5th year Ph.D. student at the #2 school of public health in the United States. I need to get out of there now. :) My work focuses on the relationships between depression, social support, and diabetes. Aside from deviantART, I'm passionate about music, mental health, and spirituality.

Special Feature from Aeirmid 

New 001 by hoooookIlluminated by MalKnoxForbidden Alchemy by delic:: Vampire in the City :: by Sangrde La grenouille qui se veut aussi grosse ke le boeuf by helenem-fr Vampire Prison by BlackMalcerta beautiful lies. by vexnirTonic Mobility by KariStarr

diphylla also accepting Vector and Vexel suggestions!

Aside from Animation, Digital Drawings & Paintings, and Mixed Media I am also able to accept Daily Deviations for Vector and Vexel. I am working on quite a few things behind the scenes to help educate and  bring more awareness to the Vector and Vexel galleries for the Digital Art community as a whole. Due to this, I would love to hear from you on what you would like to know more about in regards to Vexel and Vector art.

Aside from this, I want to remind everyone my notes are always open if you have questions or concerns. As always, thank you for taking time to suggest DDs and I look forward to hearing from everyone regarding Vector and Vexel art.

General Digital Art News and Features

Muerte Lisa by romidion
:bulletwhite: Digitalists Chat Event 9/13/14 - Winners
:bulletwhite: Digitalists Chat Event 9/20/14 - Winners
:bulletwhite: Digitalists Chat Event 10/04/14 - Winners
:bulletwhite: Digitalists Chat Event 10/18/14 - Winners
:bulletwhite: Digitalism v.09
:bulletwhite: Digitalism v.10
:bulletwhite: Digitalism v.11
:bulletwhite: Thank You Thiefoworld
:bulletwhite: Digital Art Favorites
:bulletwhite: Project Reveal .03
:bulletwhite: Behind The Screens: Interview with Fantasio
:bulletwhite: Behind The Screens: Interview with Sandara
:bulletwhite: Behind The Screens: Interview with Neverdying
:bulletwhite: Behind The Screens: Interview with AaronMiller
:bulletwhite: Behind The Screens: Interview with Griffsnuff
:bulletwhite: Gorgeous Light: A Digital Art Feature
:bulletwhite: Diphylla's DD Guidelines
:bulletwhite: Aeirmid's DD Guidelines
:bulletwhite: Digital Art DD RoundUp - September 2014



Welcome AbbeyMarie our NEW Photomanipulation CV!

I am honored to welcome AbbeyMarie to the CR Team as well as the Digital Team as our NEW Photomanipulation CV! AbbeyMarie has been with deviantART for 5 years and consistently delivers whether it be with her stunning Photomanipulations or superb resources. AbbeyMarie joined our team on October 9, 2014 so if you have not welcomed her or read over her guidelines yet; please do so now! Here is the link to her DD Guidelines: AbbeyMarie's Photomanipulation and Mixed Media DD Guidelines

Photomanipulation News and Features

:bulletwhite: CRPhotomanipulation's Don't Copy Me Challenge
:bulletwhite: Monster Me Up - Cover Design Contest
:bulletwhite: Kuschelirmel's Stock Use Contest
:bulletwhite: Autumnista Contest 2014
:bulletwhite: Creative Challenge # 1 - Conjoined Pumpkins
:bulletwhite: AbbeyMarie's DD Guidelines
:bulletwhite: Manip Academy is still ongoing and will be looking for more writers soon. More info:  click here
:bulletwhite: Fantasy-Paradise is still looking for mods.
:bulletwhite: Mentoring is still open at we-HEART-photomanip
:bulletwhite: Please check out both CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip 

Hydroponic by MarcelaBolivar Android Legacy: Soul Of A New Machine by fantasio Hand-kissing by cornacchia-art  Root Lord by conzpiracy

3 Dimensional Art

No news this  time, but enjoy these amazing arts!

Old hag by veprikov Fighting Robots by AhmadTurk Koniscorpian by mzrkart  The road to Anghabar by geograpcics

Fractal Art

No news this  time, but enjoy these amazing arts!

Sea rose petals. by Kondratij Because I feel blue by Vidom #543 [tweak] by bezo97 Night.arrival by KPEKEP


Pixel Art

Welcome Lyricanna to Pixel Art!

As of September 12, Lyricanna is now accepting Pixel Art and Digital Doll Daily Deviation Suggestions alongside Fan Art Suggestions. Please take a moment to review her guidelines here: Lyricanna's Pixel Art DD Guidelines
For her Fan Art Guidelines or if you have questions/concerns please note Lyricanna directly. :heart:


Text Art and Typography

No news this  time, but enjoy these amazing arts!

what's_bad ... - hand_lettering. by Lady2 The Birth of Type by theexperiential Self-portrait by e-volos GROW by Eliasklingen

Sci-Fi and Space

No news this  time, but enjoy these amazing arts!

Acheron by pipper-SVK sci-fi City by Maxime-Delcambre by M-Delcambre Abandoned Environment Concept tutorial by tiger1313 Exhibition-of-power by Marko-Djurdjevic

Hello, and welcome to another edition of Digitalists new interview series:

Behind the Screens: Digital Art Masters

Through these interviews, we will get an in-depth look into the minds
and careers of DeviantART's most influential digital artists.

Today's featured artist is conzpiracy


Conzz, as he is known on DA, is a professional Digital Artist from the UK who works in the publishing industry. He is a horror specialist, and has been fortunate to have worked for titans in the industry such as Clive Barker and Stephen King. 

When did you first discover your passion for art?

Well.. it's going to sound a little cliche, I'm sure everyone says the same.. but I discovered my passion for art when I first held a pencil!! My first recollection of realising that I 'may be good at this stuff', was at 6 years old when my teacher walked me down to the other end of the school to show the other teachers my picture of dancing cats!! I felt so good about that, it's a trivial little thing really, but it stuck with me for life!

Root Lord by conzpiracy

You say that, as an artist, you specialize in "the Demented, Mondo-Bizarro and Stygian Super-Noir." How did you develop your wonderful dark style?

My penchant for horror.. who knows about that one.. it could be that my Dad is pretty easy going, and allowed me to watch horror movies throughout my entire life. Right from the outset, I drew monsters and not much else. I've always been fascinated with creatures, demons and the supernatural. Maybe there's a kooky Freudian logic behind it, who knows!!

Monster-Stomp by conzpiracy

As a photomanipulation artist, what tips can you offer the community in regards to choosing quality stock providers?

In regards to Photomanipulation, I've always maintained that high-quality stocks 'maketh the art' - especially if you want to gain traction professionally. Studio-lit figurative stocks, 4000PX or more, depending on the project - and you can't go wrong (usually). This will mean to take your work to the next stage, you'll have to put your hand in your pocket, and pay for premium stocks. If it's your burning passion, then why the hell not? Model train enthusiasts don't mind paying for their pursuit.

Beauty in the Posthuman by conzpiracy

What is your favorite piece from your gallery and why?

My favourite piece always tends to be my most recent one, but for now.. I'm quite keen on The Contamination of Sandra Wolfe, as it captures the 'mood' I've been trying to articulate my whole life (..and not quite getting there!!)

The Contamination of Sandra Wolfe by conzpiracy

As a professional digital artist, what advice can you give to those who are trying to become successful in the business?

This question comes up a lot. To make it in this game, you need two things: Volume and Visibility. Volume in the sense that you have to put in the hours - there are psychos out there investing serious time into their craft, these guys are your competitors!! Visibility.. being good isn't good enough, you need to have broad visibility across a number of platforms, including a branded domain and high traffic social art sites. Aside from this point, you must also tag your works effectively - this goes a long long way in being found by your prospective clients. I cover all these points in depth at

Divine Cruelty by conzpiracy

There are a lot of people in the community who think receiving a Daily Deviation 
is essential for achieving popularity on DeviantART. From experience, 
how much would you say getting awarded Daily Deviations has 
impacted your success on this site? 

A Daily Deviation is a great catalyst for kick starting your career, moreso of a confidence boost in terms of the recognition. ALAS.. I see too many folks relying on DA too heavily. Some become addicted to comments and favs, they'll strike upon a popular concept and repeat the same thing over and over again.. knowing it will score well each time they post. 

Everyone knows I love DA, but please don't be fooled by the vanity metrics.. 

Jagged Seraphim by conzpiracy

Name three influential artists on DeviantART whose works 
inspire you and tell us why you look up to them.

Easy peasy.. The three artists I look up to, are the artists I believe to be at the absolute apex of the craft:
MarcelaBolivar is a surrealist who transcends the digital and has her feet firmly planted in the realm of true fine art. This is the artist I wish to be when I grow up.

Leda by MarcelaBolivar  Ash III by MarcelaBolivar Written in waters by MarcelaBolivar

(Jarek) kubicki another natural media flavoured composite artist who just oozes
elegance and class with every submission. Quieter than most, his work is so good, he
doesn't have to rely on social engagement to boost his metrics, the work speaks for itself.

60545 by kubicki  60589 by kubicki  60553 by kubicki

dihaze is an ethereal artist who explores fiercely original concepts, and has a processing
style that is beautiful.

silencio by dihaze  zombie by dihaze  Here is a bad place for your god by dihaze

Above all, I value originality and signature style. There is a number of master technicians
I would happily include on this top-three, but the obsession with 'wings-on-heads' turns me
off somewhat. We've seen it guys, let's try something else!!

Second Splinter by conzpiracy

Thank you conzpiracy for sharing your wisdom and experience with the community! 
Join us next week for another installment where we will be interviewing


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mimikascraftroom Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!:blackrose:
diphylla Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
welcome :)
timemit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Many thanks for the request .. much appreciated :iconkodamaplz:
diphylla Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi and thank you very much for request of Snegurochka! :hug:
Sorry also for delay, I didn't check my inbox so well lately.
diphylla Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome and no worries :hug:
MauricioMassami Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, thank you for request. I really appreciate!
diphylla Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
mistersingh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Thanks for the request. Feels good.:heart:
diphylla Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :D
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