|What we're looking for:|
We are currently seeking Heads (Co-Founders) and Contributors for Traditional and Digital Art
we are also looking for Moderators Willing to help with promotion, and chat related events.
We are ALSO looking for Translators to translate news articles, journals and tutorials! If interested, please note us about the language of your choice and your skill level. (Fluent, Native, Intermediate...etc.)
Including but not limited to:
Pen and Ink
Fractals (Apophysis, Ultra Fractal, etc...)
Literature (Poetry & Prose)
If you are looking to be a Head or Contributor in a field that is not listed, please note us with an explanation and we will be happy to work out the details with you.
We're also looking for bloggers/journalists to assist us in art/tutorial news for dACipher. We will need someone who is able to volunteer their time writing blog posts on here and our upcoming tumblr page.
The main qualification is your desire to help your community and your fellow artist. As long as you want to, you're welcome to participate.
We're hoping to have full staff and more in the coming months. If you are interested in a position, you can note `Reaper-X or #DACipher directly for more details.
Stock and Resources: Policy ClarificationThe Stock and Resources community is an integral part of deviantART, both for having an active community of its own as well as providing high quality stock to all deviants.Stock and Resources: Policy Clarification by $dxd
As this community has grown so much over the years, so has the amount of invalid stock and resources that have been provided by some deviants. The Stock and Resources community feels like this reflects negatively on them, the volunteers have a hard time trying to teach people about valid stock and how to use it correctly, and it gives an appearance that deviantART Staff tolerate so-called “art theft” or copyright infringement.
In this article our aim is to reinforce our policies regarding stock and stock use and clear up some misconceptions.
Stock and Resource submissions to deviantART:
What are Invalid Stock and Resources?
In short, invalid stock or resources are anything which you do not have full permission to upload. This incl
Calling all YounginsSo SOPA sucks and we get it. MOVING ON TO SOMETHING MOAR AWESOME AND SILLY.Calling all Youngins by `BrokenTutorials
If you are a K-12 student, Google is currently doing an art contest called Doodle4Google. This contest is only open to K-12 students! So if you're one of them youngins enter! If you know some youngins, tell them to enter!
Tutorial- How to Take CommissionsPlease do not copy, repost, or solicit this information without linking back to original sourceTutorial- How to Take Commissions by =Fyuvix
Download the full 22 minute audio lecture on the right for only 100da points
Judging your talent level
Have a realistic idea of your talent level
-Poll your audience for outsider opinion
-Don't be too hard on yourself
Find your niche
Specialize in something
Where to start
-study the market
-start lower than the competition, but don't undersell yourself (more on that below)
-offer beginner perks
How to price
-(most common) Level of Completion: Sketch, Inks, Flat colors, Shaded
-Types of shading: Simple cel shaded, digital painted, monotone shading, etc
-Styles: Chibi, Realistic, Cartoony, Anthro
-Portions: Bust, Full body, Waist and up, face
Break down your prices to give people affordable commissions without sacrificing the variety of what you produce
-Consider making additional charges for:
Seeking Photoshop HelpI know how to do most of the basic stuff in PS, but I don't really know how to do decent art in it. I will pay someone 150pts to help or if they want, I have some cash I could send over on paypal.Seeking Photoshop Help by ~Falon-Pride
These are some examples of what I've done previously in PS (newest to oldest)
There has been some improvement, but I don't know how to make lines, shade, ect. This is all just me screwing around for the most part, I have have a bamboo pen and touch tablet. If anyone would be willing to help I would really appreciate it. Please send a note if possible.