This is a news article, posted once every two weeks, choc-a-block full of Senior happenings and initiatives, stunning visual features, an awesome mini-interview and much, much more!
Even though this is mainly Senior orientated, if you have something you want to promote or are just looking for something generally, senior or not, we invite you all to take a gander.
FAQ #29: How do I become a Senior Member?
FAQ #106: What are the symbols in front of each deviants nickname?
The Absurd Spot
Before we get into the hardcore news selling, we sent ^Thiefoworld, one of our interviewers, on a quest; to find a senior member to do an interesting interview full of useful facts and share the knowledge with the community... unfortunately for us, this is all we have, brought to you by the color bunny.
Did you learn to do emoticons all by yourself or did you went to the Emoticon University of Norway?
I learned from the emoticon university known as deviantArt!
And from a tiny llama who whispered into my ear about the secrets of colorful smiley faces.
What's the last thing you were doing before answering these questions?
Eating lunch and suffering from the evil sunlight shining through my curtains. ;____;
If you were the king (or queen ) of any country... what country would you want?
Fluffy slippers that look like kittens and that make tiny kitten sounds for every step I take.
What's your favourite time of the day?
The Senior Photo Album
Welcome to the Senior Photo Album. Our goal each issue is to expose you to new, incredible artists and art. In between each section of news in this issue of The Senior 'Stache, you'll get to see 3 pages of the Senior Photo Album as we highlight some amazing artists on deviantART.
The Senior Photo Album would like your ideas! Send us your suggestions, deviations, and theme ideas so we can put them in a future feature article. Send a note to `cypher-neo with the Subject "Senior Photo Album Suggestion"This issue of the Senior Photo Album features the theme "Thinking Outside the Box". Thinking outside the box (sometimes erroneously called "thinking out of the box") is to think differently, unconventionally or from a new perspective. This phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking. Certainly on deviantART we would expect that thinking outside of the box would make for some unique deviations!
Our first featured deviant is *Brigitte-Fredensborg. Her creative side uses boxes (specifically Danbo) that are later photographed to become unique pieces of artwork!
$fourteenthstar's Celebrating Deviousness - May 2011
`megturney's Ticked Off with `loish
^JCROXAS' 7 Signs of Sleep Problems that you DONT know about & World Press Freedom Day ~ May 3rd
`LadyLincoln's My Dear Momma: A Mother's Day Celebration
`vest's A Toast to the Art Thieves
`Nestalgica's A Day in Dress
`XyrusWorx's The story about fuss and a fractal Julian Assange
`Cataclysm-X's The Art & History of the Pencil
`PainInTheAssimilated's How to NOT Suck At Roleplaying
`johnpaulthornton is raising awareness for The Guardian Angel Project.
`mooncalfe has posted a very informative journal on Ugandan LGBTQ death penalty + corrective rape. -> [Follow-up]
`JunkbyJen shares A Bible Study by JackKelley .
`synconi and ~moth-owl have posted a recent update on their 1000 deviants, 1000 cranes Project. You can now enter five entries of one crane each, so go make more and boost your chances of winning some prizes too!
^Thiefoworld has some interesting things to share.
`wynnesome's May 1 Adam Chilson workshop recap
`conzpiracy speaks of a new series teaching all the steps in producing top-tier Photoshop Zombies, with the first edition focusing on glossy undead eyes, so go check it out!
`Matt-Mills's Maxwell Render ~ Promotion and Discounts!
`yathosho is giving away some postcards!
`TouchedVenus' has opened commissions ~ $10 Chibi Sale!
`straightfromcamera has a print sale as a fundraiser for his New York trip!
`cooley has recently updated their print shop with products now available in more formats and on sale for less than before!
`MyntKat has just released her new amigurumi line and more with a 10% discount!
#DACipher's Silas P.I. Comic Artist Contest ~ Ends May 28th
`EmberRoseArt Photomanipulation Contest ~ Ends May 30th
`Damaged927's Manga/Anime Repeating Contest May 2011 ~ Ends May 30th
#FrightClub's Awesome CSS Contest! ~ Ends May 31st
#color-me-club's May Lineart Contest: Hair ~ Ends June 1st
`meikahidenori's Vespa Outing colouring contest! ~ Ends June 1st
`Dan-Heffer's Conquering Darkness. A Resource Contest ~ Ends June 1st
#LITplease's Writing About Writing ~ Ends June 4th
`CookiemagiK's Revamp My Stuff 5 Contest ~ Ends June 5th
`Rogue-Of-The-Night's Collaborative Red Contest ~ Ends December 12th
`TouchedVenus' SD Contest 15: Angelic and Holy Contest ~ Ends January 13th
`creativemikey's Announcing the winners of the Sgt. Pepper Contest!
#deviantHEART's Collage You Wonderful Contest Winners!
`photoswithattitude's Skeans Comp WINNER
`jdrainville's Sweet Things Contest Winners
`ginkgografix's Create a Gallery Design Contest - Winners
`TouchedVenus has a cool list of deviantART Contests !
`PurpelBlur's Devious Minds: `Memnalar & Devious Minds: `petrova
`photofairy's Artist in Focus - =kaminaru
^Thiefoworld's An absurd Interview with Frolly's Mom & An Absurd Interview with `Gwendolyn12
`Princess-of-Shadows' Interview with Lunebleu :: Ana Cruz ::
"Thinking Outside the Box".
I had a chance to interview our second deviant ~Keradwc by notes and was surprised at some of his answers. He generally doesn't think of his deviations as 'artwork', describing them instead as "photographs of people, and they in a large part determine what and how I photograph them." The inspiration for his Box project came from his models. The box project "started as a one-off intended to show how one can 'think outside the box' while being confined in a box, and it turned into a long-term project" (which he hopes to finish soon). We look forward to seeing more amazing out-of-box-in-box pictures from him.
On the last question of the interview I asked if ~Keradwc could offer any tips for other photographers. He left me with this blurb which I wanted to include: "I recommend shooting all kinds of things until you find what you really enjoy, and then shoot a lot of that, reviewing the results and trying to see what is missing, could be improved, or could be removed, and keeping those things in mind the next time they shoot."
Anthro: `lost-angle's April/May AnthroCommunity Member Feature
- `Mirz123's Unknown Emoticonists Plus Volume 29, Volume 30,
Amazing Emoticonists...and More - Volume 31
- `Mirz123's Random Emote Awesomeness - Volume 6
- `Synfull's So i herd u liek emotes?? - Volume 117
- $namenotrequired's On the Poet - =Christianonfire7
- `LadyLincoln's The Ladies of Lit: Volume X
- `ATrue's Literature Community Fundraiser -- RESULTS!
- TexasDevMeet is Going to Corpus! ~ May 21st
- `wynnesome's May 26: Intro to Studio Photo Shooting, SoCal
- `conzpiracy's Adjustment Layers are King!
- `fantasio's Photoshop Brush Tutorial: Digital Painters Toolbox
- `Mirz123's Pixel Font Love
- `Yamino's Color Tutorials
- `shell4art's Let Me Introduce You to BidZzar
`Mishelangello's Joyful moments
#ProjectPorkchop's Vol16, Vol17, Vol18, Vol19
#Unique-Equines' UotU Vol05, UotU Vol06
`Endorell-Taelos's Shades of Orange Features
^Pixel-Spotlight's This week in Fashion Photography: 5.May.2011
`d3rzi's - SATURDAY FEATURE # 33 - & - SATURDAY FEATURE # 34 -
`AshleyxBrooke's I like your Face -Issue 9
*Topicality's Topical Feature 1
`stuck-in-suburbia's Weekly Stamp Feature - The 32nd Instalment
`PainInTheAssimilated' My Watchers Are Badass Vol. 4, Vol. 5, Vol. 6, Vol. 7
`creativemikey's Mother's Day Random Feature
`Mirz123's Emote Featurettes ~ Celebrating Moms (and Families)
`TouchedVenus' Sanguem Deus Gift Art Feature and more
^laserbeast's feature on a master background painter
`Memnalar's converse in verse.
`cloaks' April Features
`bosniak's Shot Selection VIII
`ArtisnotanAccident's In The Galleries May 07
#stamp-kingdom's Stock, Resources, Stamps and You
#BlackLabelComics ~ This group serves as a hub for Contributors and Fans of writer Ian Struckhoff's (`IanStruckhoff) personal imprint and indy comics anthology Black Label Comics.
#Emoti-collabs ~ This group is for collaborations between emoticonists. The idea is that it will be the centre to find collaboration partners. With an bi-monthly event (hopefully :> )
#Enviro-tips ~ Want to know effective and easy ways to minimise your environmental impact? Find a wealth of info here!
#fashionography ~ It's a great group dedicated to fashion photography and the fashion industry generally. They are looking for some new mods to help out. [More information here]
~Mythologue - This is a group of Speculative Fiction writers and fans alike. Currently has a "Dead Letter" prompt for all members.
#The-Sweet-Elite ~ Just fancy-pants art without the fuss.
#TheMuTanTZoO ~ Here at the mutant zoo we're interested in one thing and one thing only, taking animals and splicing them together to make new, freaky/cute/exciting/monstrous/adorable hybrid animals!
"Thinking Outside the Box".
~aLeX021 is an amazing origami artist that thinks outside the box by completely redesigning the box! Unlike the ordinary swans and flowers of origami, this deviant has complex polymath origami that is stunning!
`Lady-Blue for passing the grand old age of 9 on May 9th, dA birthday style!
`realillusions for graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree!
`Drunken-Splice for securing a teaching position in France, Rouen!
`Mishelangello for being #DevNews' Deviant of the Month!
`SimonSawSunlight and others for being interviewed for a website project of a fellow deviant!
$namenotrequired for being interviewed by `JoseFelipeM in deviantARTists Live!
^Elandria for being interviewed by `FantasyStock for #projecteducate's Resources Week!
`jasinski for painting his largest art, an 8 by 16 foot mural for the G40 Art Show in Washington DC organized by Art Whino. `jasinski will be there for the opening May 20th and 21st, so pop on over if you can!
`Tepara will be having a Gastric Bypass on May 30th, so give her some encouragement and luck!
`BoffinbraiN needs someone with knowledge and experience to help update deviantTIDY for both Firefox 4 and Google Chrome.
`YukiMizuno is looking for some voice actors for a Night of the WereEd Comic Dub!
`Ashwings is looking for some new merch ideas for The Zombie Hunters. Answer some questions and get a free wallpaper at the end!
`MzzAzn is looking for deviants to be recommended for Acts of Random Kindness!
`b33lz3bub has brought to attention that his friend and photographer has some troubling money issues, so go and support her if you can.
`demonlight is doing a sponsored walk in aid of MIND mental health charity, so go and show your support!
`bohobella is offering commissions for $25 to pay off her debt.
`Hellobaby has a whole journal dedicated to those Artists who need help!
To those that are now one year older...`ATrue, `thundercake, `Yasny-chan, `photofairy `Mheltin, `vmbui, `Charlie-Bowater, `evanhwong, !Ice-11, `Karma021
...and to those yet to be: Happy Birthday!
!MurkHellsing, `Limetastic, `leoraigarath
`cocinando-colores, `dinyctis, !shyble, `Hyazintha, `skrath
`adnrey, `frail, `nonculture
To end this article we would like to get you giggly with some quotes from dAmnIT!, deviantART's center for finding funny quotes reported and said by people in dAmn +chat. If you have any favourites yourself, please don't hesitate to send a note to *Topicality with the Subject "Lulz for Senior 'Stache".
09:12:03 PM <ashenglory> I don't feel comfortable having MNBot in here.this chat quote
09:12:15 PM <ashenglory> It's like having a police officer sitting at my dinner table.
09:12:30 PM <Wizard-Kgalm> With his radar gun pointed at you.
09:12:45 PM <Wizard-Kgalm> YOUR FORK IS SPEEDING
06:26:50 PM <Demon-Fox-Kyuubi> You remind me of the babe.this chat quote
06:26:57 PM <YourGuiltyBeautyLove> what babe?
06:26:59 PM <Demon-Fox-Kyuubi> The babe with the power
06:27:14 PM <YourGuiltyBeautyLove> what power?
06:27:14 PM <Demon-Fox-Kyuubi> The power of voodoo
06:27:15 PM <YourGuiltyBeautyLove> who do?
06:27:18 PM <Demon-Fox-Kyuubi> You do
06:27:21 PM <YourGuiltyBeautyLove> do what?
06:27:23 PM <Demon-Fox-Kyuubi> remind me of the babe
06:27:25 PM <YourGuiltyBeautyLove> XDD
05:46:27 PM <Howling-Hatake> NOW TO POTthis chat quote
05:46:32 PM <Howling-Hatake> *POST
05:46:42 PM <NovemberWishes> YOU ADDICT
05:46:45 PM <NovemberWishes> GET YOUR OWN POT
06:59:13 PM <DanHeffer-Stock> i wish for a big bowl of man and cheese.this chat quote
06:59:57 PM <DanHeffer-Stock> mac
06:59:58 PM <DanHeffer-Stock> not man
07:00:04 PM <DanHeffer-Stock> and man cheese
07:00:06 PM <DanHeffer-Stock> ...
<Topicality> God: Doesn't it get annoying when everyone wants you to make their prayers come true?this chat quote
<God> Topicality: it only gets annoying when people pray for things they are in total control over
<DarkestVirtue> God: So I should stop praying for better teeth?
<God> DarkestVirtue: no, keep praying, that would take a miracle
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We sincerely apologise for any errors made. If you are concerned with an issue, please do not hesitate to send `TickedOffTeam a note.
~ Written with the help of ^3wyl, `cypher-neo, `Endorell-Taelos, `petrova, `fritsvandersloot, `Miss-It-Girl, ^Aeirmid, ^Thiefoworld, *Topicality.
Past 'Staches: May 1st