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Artist Showcase: Ep. X

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 3:00 PM


Stygma


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!


JenFruzz  
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.


JenFruzz  
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



Suggestions!


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!



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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 www.deviantart.com/dailydeviations/ 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:


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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. 

warhammerphoto

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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XxXKatrina-StarXxX Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
New DA Logo (Badges) New DA Logo (Badges) New DA Logo (Badges) New DA Logo (Badges) New DA Logo (Badges) 
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PrettyWitchDoremi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you guys ever going to bring the Fella plushies back?? I srsly want one~  CURSE YOU! I can't believe that I missed out on such a thing!
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MiloticScale Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are no longer available; the deviantGEAR and deviantWEAR stores have closed permanently.
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PrettyWitchDoremi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww. Alrighty.


But am I allowed to ask why it closed down?? O-o
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cinyu Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately, I see no reasons announced. :(

Here is their last journal:
Fond Memories: The deviantART Gear Store is Closed
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MiloticScale Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't believe that DA staff ever announced the reason(s). :o
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DarkACGuy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
I guess DA is gonna drop Fella ever since their new switch. They probably think that they're so pretentious and don't have time for something as trivial as a mascot.
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KuletXCore Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
read the article again.

they said that they will NEVER change fella.
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MiloticScale Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah.
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MikaMilaCat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Success fella (Reactions) winker Fella (Reaction) I Heart deviantART Gear fella (Badges) 
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Tye2000 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Fella! Why 
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pigiama Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I asked the same question to DeviantArt HQ group and heidi, but no one replied :( Isn't DeviantArt going to plan something special for Halloween? Last year there was the Mystery Murder challenge with the fairytale characters which I enjoyed very much, so I was looking forward for something similar this year, but so far......nothing. Should I assume there will be nothing for Halloween?? :( :( :( 
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cinyu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! On Halloween there were chat and forum events hosted by Community Volunteers: Click here for schedule
We also have one contest hosted by CVs that's Halloween related: Honey, We're Getting a Monster
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Gnasvipzem Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There is no more monthly contest? :(
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iDJPanda Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student General Artist
We are currently working on it. :)
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