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Artist Showcase: Ep. X

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 3:00 PM


Welcome to another Artist Showcase! This week is all about Stygma, also known as Johanne. She is one of the senior members of DeviantART and was recommended for this feature by Riemea! I really enjoy her artwork and enthusiasm for the community. Let's learn some more about her :eager: by darkmoon3636

JenFruzz  Tell us a bit about yourself
Stygma  Hello! I'm Johanne! I am a French-Canadian software analyst/engineer/developer. When it was time to choose a career, I was torn between sciences and art. I chose computer sciences because it was a bit of both. 

Art-wise, I am a Jack-of-All-Trades. I try this and that and I'm expert in none. But I mostly do photography and digital art. Art is a passion and a hobby for me. I am willing to improve, but my main focus is to have fun. 

JenFruzz  What is your favorite gallery to submit to on deviantART? Why do you like that art medium?
Stygma  My favorite gallery is Anthro / Digital Media even if it's not where I submit the most. I always loved anthropomorphic creatures. I was not yet at school when I started drawing animals standing up and wearing clothes. When I joined DeviantArt 10 years ago, I was astonished to see skillful artists drawing anthro animals. It was a revelation to me! I was not alone!

And since I am a developer, it was a normal path for me to switch to digital drawing and painting. It's the best of both worlds. I like all the freedom digital art gives me. I can easily fix mistakes and experiment new things without ruining the art. It's a wonderful tool for me since I am more patient than talented!

Tell us about any projects you have going or planned here.
Stygma  The biggest "project" going on now is dAWishingWell. This is a group about sharing and caring where we feature deviants' wishes, mostly related to DeviantArt, in hope that some other deviants will grant them. We also grant some wishes each month with the point donations we receive. The group was founded by iLantiis 3 years ago. I'm the "owner" since March and I have a wonderful team to help me!

I am also one of the SeniorSelections admins in charge of selecting high quality art to feature. We have a weekly feature and I'm in charge of the Anthro category and the Photography – Horror and Macabre category. A bit like daily deviations, people can send us suggestions for our features.

And finally, I'm taking part of the beautiful Angels Without Wings project founded by Nameda where we feature deviants who are known for their DeviantArt community contributions.

What else do you do to keep active on dA?
Stygma  I am one of the DeviantArt Alpha testers. Alpha testers have access to some changes before the Beta testers but are also the first in row to answer the tickets opened by the Beta testers. When changes are released for Alpha or Beta testing, I do my part by testing and managing tickets.

I am an admin of some groups where I take part in different activities, mostly taking care of gallery submissions.

From time to time, I participate in art exchanges, contests and chat events. I may help with some projects here and there. I also make personal features. I like to use my visibility to help other artists getting more attention.

And of course, I also do my regular DeviantArt activities which are watching and collecting art and leaving comments.

Stygma is a great role model for the community. If you haven't yet, make your way over to her page and show her some dA-love. :love: She is so active and gives a lot of her time to others, but still makes time for her own art! Let's check that out now.

Party Animals (collab) by Stygma
Life by Stygma
Night Shift by Stygma
Wild Summer by Stygma


I am always looking for new artists to feature!

If you know a deviant with great artwork, who is also heavily involved in the community and deserves more exposure, 
please send me a note with the username and I'll check it out!


Daily Deviations Week

What are Daily Deviations?

Daily Deviations (or DDs) are a daily feature chosen from the galleries here on DeviantArt. It is selected by one of the approximately 50 Community Volunteers who are responsible for each gallery on DeviantArt. DDs can be suggested to Community Volunteers by finding the correct CV and then sending them a note. Deviants can even suggest their own work to a Community Volunteer anonymously! 

Each Community Volunteer is allowed to accept or deny any suggestion that they receive. They are also given the ability to set their own guidelines that work within the parameters of the DeviantArt guidelines. Every Community Volunteer has their guidelines outlined or linked to from their front page. 

Where to find Daily Deviations

DeviantART released a new interface in late-2014 changing the location of the Daily Deviations from the bottom of the DeviantART home-page to its own section that can be found from the navigation bar at the top.

There are a few ways to navigate to the page.

The first way to navigate to the Daily Deviation page is to type into your browser or by clicking here. This will also automatically set your DeviantArt Homepage to be the Daily Deviation page.

Alternatively, when you are on DeviantArt, navigate to the top of the page and select the item on the right that says DAILY DEVIATIONS
Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 1.25.05 PM by TimberClipse
You will then have the option to scroll downwards and see previous days Daily Deviations by clicking the See More button at the bottom of the page. Daily Deviations date back for many years creating an almost endless supply of incredible artwork selected by the team of community volunteers.

Mobile App Browsing:

Very similar to the non-mobile interface, the mobile app can navigate to the Daily Deviation page at the top of the navigation. One can slide the top bar over if necessary and select the Daily Deviations button or a simple swipe gesture will allow you to navigate there.

Thanks for reading this article, if you have any questions, feel free to ask below or contact any Community Volunteer! 

Contact my Community Volunteer!

Monday Munchies [34]

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 4:00 PM by TimberClipse:icontimberclipse:


Every Monday, I will be featuring a single deviant's artwork. The deviant may be known or unknown, and may have received accolades or joined deviantART last week. By featuring just a single deviant, I hope to give the deviant some exposure and bring a little beauty to your week. I also include a short description about the artist and/or what draws me to their work. 


Warhammer | Gallery

PA230029-web by warhammerphoto

I came across warhammerphoto's portraits quite by accident, but they captivated me immediately. Each piece in their gallery is unique, it has incredible work put into the composition and placement of everything in the image, and they are all filled with emotion brought by the model. 

DSC 0590-web by warhammerphoto

Many of these portraits almost don't focus on the model, but instead on what surrounds them. Take the shot above as an example, although we have a model who we focus on, her face takes up about 1/6th of the image while the reflection not only covers more area, but even covers the model. This style is really unique and wonderful. 

PA140495-web by warhammerphoto

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LonelyGabu Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student General Artist
I had submitted a piece, *nudges gently thumb to see if I did it right XD*  :thumb453146023:  this one not too long ago for the May competition and it was added to the list but now its not there. its post date is "Submitted on May 9". I'd really love it for this piece to be in the competition. Just would love to have some feedback. Thank you and hope you have a great evening.
annewipf Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I did this picture Pisces by SignHermitCrab for your "Shiny contest", but the "Fella's ArtFest - May 2014" folder is closed. Please could you tell me where I can submit my participation? Thank you.
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014   Writer
Are you sure you went into the May folder and not just the ArtFest folder?  Also, are you submitting from your deviation page or going through the group gallery folders?
annewipf Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I went to "Fella ArtFest" > "May 2014", but there is no link for submitting something :confused:
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014   Writer
I just submitted and it seemed to go through on this end.  Do you have a message in your MC for the request?
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annewipf Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
(even if there are already 7 pictures in it)
KenazArt Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :D I was wondering... Could I submit a piece of art that was created last week into the Fella's Artfest May?
MiloticScale Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello there! :wave:

Each month's ArtFest has a binding rule that states entries must be created specifically for the ArtFest contest of that month--meaning its submission date must display a date after the 5th of that month.

Hope that helps!
Jenny345 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
There are rules. Tell these rule breakers that there are rules. There are several groups that do not belong here. They do not abide by the rules. Neither do some individual artists know that there are rules. Seriously the DA Mods need to police the site better.
bedroom-inc Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh gosh fella I was just thinking! You need a side kick!:la: 

and happy birthday! :party:
Ikaax Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happeh birthday!!!!!
sugarislife28 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :party:
SierraFaith Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthday Fella!!! :icongrellfangirlsplz:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy 13th birthday Fella, you're a teenager now!:la::cake::party:
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