|Daily Deviations I've given to date as Fan Art Community Volunteer.|
Hello, everyone! I'm your resident Fan Art Gallery Community Volunteer along with my partners in crime, Lyricanna and Ry-Spirit. . I'm also currently in charge of the Cartoons & Comics gallery.
One of the privileges I've been given is to choose Daily Deviations be it by finding them by myself or via suggestions. So here's the basic guidelines to send me yours:
Send your suggestions to me KasumiCR in a note with 1 to 5 suggestions max! Also, please add thumbs instead of links. Remember, a picture says a thousand words!
Remember to send your suggestion notes to only one Community Volunteer at a time. That way you'll save us confusion and misunderstandings.
Adding a brief description of why you think the piece deserves a DD is not mandatory, but much appreciated.
I do accept self suggestions, but remember to give me a good reason as to why I should give your piece a DD.
Quality of art: When sending suggestions, please bear in mind that I want to feature unique works. The best of an artist's gallery. What I look for in a Daily Deviation is not cuteness. Cute just doesn't cut it, like Lyricanna said. I search for emotions, technical skill (composition, shading, colour, etc), interaction of the characters with their surroundings and other characters. I'm looking for pieces that tell me a story and/or show emotion. Of course, there are cute pieces that can show that, but if you're going to send me Twilight Sparkle staring into nothingness, it's not going to get featured.
Copies of official art or screenshots: I'm not talking about direct traces, but pieces that have been "eyeballed" from said sources. They're good for practicing purposes, but as I said above I'd rather feature a fanartist interpretation of their fandom of choice.
Old art: Another thing I've noticed is that people send me old works from time to time. Things that were uploaded back in 2004-2008 (or older). I have no problems featuring old work, but if you find something from 2008 or far back that you think it's good... why don't you look at the rest of that gallery and see how much progress the artist has achieved? I'm pretty sure you'd be able to find much better art in their recent submissions. Just look at it this way: would you rather have a DD with an old piece from your gallery or a DD with a newer piece that you believe shows your growth as an artist over the years?
Don't suggest pieces from artists who have received a DD in the past SIX months. On that same token, I wont feature anyone with 3 DDs or more.
I can only feature Fan Art and Cartoons & Comics, so make sure your suggestions belong to the proper category.
While I will give preference to less known artists , that doesn't mean I'm not open to feature pieces from "popular" artists, as long as I consider the piece to be worthy enough of the feature (keep in mind that this is the exception to the rule). However, I will NOT feature works who have received more than 2000 favorites at the time I read the note.
So that's it. Pretty simple, huh? Feel free to send me your suggestions. While I might not reply to all your notes, that doesn't mean I don't appreciate your efforts and dedication to the deviantART Community.
Oh! And before I forget, here's a few links of interest:
FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?
Masters of Misconduct: 52 Days Left Two entries are now in!
Puppet on a StringI've just received the news.
My eyes scan the lines on that piece of parchment I hold in my hands. I read them again. And again. And yet again. I understand the words but their sense eludes me.
How can you be alive?
I saw your body, burned and broken but it was you. I know it was you. The evidence was all there. Your staff. Your earring. The charm I gave you that had always been around your neck.
So how can you be alive?
My hands begin to tremble.
I buried you. I laid your ashes to rest. I cried over your grave.
How can you be alive?
I still stare at the words that threaten to shatter my world into a thousand pieces. They blur before my eyes as my head starts to spin with the absurdity of their meaning.
I don't want to believe it. I can't believe it.
If I believed any of those words to be true I would have to admit that everything else has been a lie and I just can't do that.
But the seed is already planted as the words slowly sink into my conscience.
There already is the
The Lovers of LothlorienThough the sun had long since set, and all was quiet, to him, there was no rest. Celeborn, Lord of the elven kingdom of Lothlorien, had finished his day and was passing the time among the woods of his land. For many long years he had dwelt in this forest, seen the trees come and go. Yet, as an elf, he had remained as he always has. Unchanging and ageless, like all of his kind. To his ears, the forest was not silent, but abuzz with the many far-away sounds. The winds blowing through the leaves. The animals scurrying about the forest floor. Even the footsteps of his own kin. All was heard by him.
He had lived through many ages, like many elves, and had seen much of the darker horrors this world had to offer, in war, or in the simple squabbles of those who lived beyond their borders. But here, near the edges of their protected realm, he found some peace. There was a tiny lake here, hidden among the many trees, known only to him and a select few others. Though he had come here often, it ne