Wow! I've gotten up to triple digits!
I sure hope someone is watching these. So many tallented artists need recognition!
If you are new to this feature line, you are probably wondering what this old geezer is on about now.
Well since the "wonderful" upgrade of our beloved site has removed the cool bar at the bottom of the screen you may or may not know this but every day a bunch of our beloved CVs (these people who are so cool they contribute from their own time to help out around the site!
) sift through suggested art and come up with a handful of deviations of extraordinary tallent and quality to feature every day. These are called Daily Deviations (or DD for short) and can be found... well heck i have no idea where in the name of Zeus's butthole (forgive my french... wait, it's english...) they've stuck them now but they are well hidden. You can, however, find them by going to "Browse" and on the choices of "newest" "what's hot" etc. selecting "Daily Deviations".
Sometimes I disagree with their choices, sometimes I do not. This, however, is not why I have decided to start featuring what I believe to be extraordinary art myself. Really, I have full appreciation of DDs CVs and RPs. uhm
We all want our art to reach as many people as possible. So this daily feature will showcase one deviation from around deviantArt per day which has not, at least thus far, recieved a DD.
Please, distribute this journal to the four corners of the earth (wait, a globe has no corners...
), put forth the word that there is great art afoot (if you happen to agree with my choices of course) and don't forget to comment and/or fave and/or watch these features if you like them and the art too!
if you agree with my selections. Please spread your love to those tallented souls, smother them with kisses and hearts (unless they politely tell you not to because they have a significant other
If you want to suggest your own work or someone else's, feel free to do so. I will do my best to go over them while considering my features. If you wish to submit such a suggestion, please note the "AW-DD suggestion" rules hereforth:SUGGESTION SUBMISSION RULES
A suggestion must
be sent to me (
) in the form of a note titled "DD Suggestion" or something on those lines
include "DD" in the title. This will help me isolate them from other notes i get). Please note that any requests in a comment on my front page or on these journals will not be taken into consideration.
The purpose of these features is to give as many deserving artists the chance to shine through and be noticed. As such, I shall not be giving multiple AW-DDs to ANYONE
. Any artist who has been featured in one of these journals will henceforth be ineligible for another. For this reason, I suggest that you be sure to choose (to the extent of your ability) the deviant's best deviation.
If the deviation in question already has an official DD (chosen by our beloved CVs) that art will not be given an AW-DD as well. So don't bother suggesting it.
If an artist has one or more DDs on other deviations but not on the one in question, that un-DDed art can still be featured here. I shall not prevent someone from getting a feature just because they happen to have a DD on another deviation.
Please note, that it may take me a while to get to your suggestion. It may not be featured in the earliest journal but it may yet be featured in a future journal if you have gotten no reply to the contrary. Please do not resubmit your request or badger me with inquiries about it as it will flood my inbox with unnecessary notes. If your choice has been declined you shall receive a reply. There will be no reason given so please do not be offended if this shall happen.
You are welcome to submit multiple suggestions, however only one suggestion per note and only one suggestion per day will be acceptable. I may not be able to enforce the one suggestion per day rule but I ask of you to obey this. This is to refrain from escalating my current levels of insanity
If your request has been denied you may send another request of the same artist (you never know
) but please do not resend the same deviation.
I shall only feature deviants who are currently active. If they have not put any new deviations up recently, do not comment anymore, put recent journals out or if i see that they proclaim that they are too busy with real life events, they will be ineligible for an AW-DD. I understand completely, life sometimes is overwhelming. I do not pass judgement but I would rather people benefiting from these features and if one is not on the site anymore this will just go to waste.
I am the one who chooses which art to feature and which not. My decision is final and immutable. Therefore, there is no point arguing or berating me for it. I would appreciate your full understanding in this matter. Please remember that I am merely a person and am not an outstanding scholar or an art-expert so these features are in accordance with my own opinions and should not be considered undisputed fact. If you feel I am mistaken or my decision unjust, feel free to feature the art yourself and/or suggest it to the official DD selection team (our beloved CVs). If you have no clue how to suggest DDs (you are not alone, this is understandable since dA is being so clandestine with the whole Daily Deviations thing), you may check this link out for instructions on how to do it: Welcome to DD Suggestion Drive!
So now that you know the ground rules, you must be asking: "AspiredWriter, what exactly are you looking for in a deviation to qualify for an AW-DD?" so...WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR
Skill: The deviation in question must be well made. Though I would love to help artists who's skills are not yet up to par, that is not what these features are about. These journals are meant to help outstanding art shine through.
Meaning: The deviation in question should be more than just well made. It needs to have a purpose, a meaning. I want to feel what the artist has to say. It ought to convey a message that transcends mere superficial appreciation. In short, I want to be moved. Awestruck. Enchanted.
Originality: I want to see and feel what the artist has to give of his/her own accord and not his/her translation of another work. So I will accept NO FANART
. I mean no disrespect to any fanartists out there. It's just not what I am looking for here.
Any style of art is acceptable: Digital, photography, emoticons, poetry, prose, oil painting, watercolor painting, sketching, etc. I try to diversify my choices as much as possible, however some forms of art may get featured more frequently than others. If you feel this is the case, please send me suggestions of the underexposed forms of art.
So, without further ado, today's AW-DD feature is:
Abisko Autumn by calleartmark
Why I chose this:
This photograph looks like a painting. It looks so unreal like it's on an alien planet or something. Beautiful and mysterious. Don't you just want to follow that stream and see where it leads you?