More Than What's For DinnerOf all the wonderful aspects of culinary art, the one that gets the least love is often savoury meals. So often we see them written off as happy snaps of what's for dinner, but they are so much more than that.
I'm not sure what it is about the savoury that gets shunned so quickly. A dish can be incredibly complex and highly skilled, but it won't get oohed and ahhed at as much as a quick batch of cookies or cupcakes. Maybe we're all dessert lovers at heart? Or maybe we see main meals as more common place? Either way, when we dismiss it we're all missing out on a world of skill and creativity.
A lot of the food presented takes many years of honing the skills needed to achieve it. From basic kitchen skills and knife handling, to learning how to cook the ingredients themselves, to then being able to experiment and modify dishes. The food is plated, styled and set up ready to be photographed. Everything from the dish it's served on to the colour of a placemat or the positioning of cutlery i
September's Artisan Craft Daily DeviationsHere are all the skilled artisans' work I featured as Daily Deviations for the month of September.
Don't forget to check out maytel's DD Roundup!
Walking Work of Art by Misguided-Ghost1612 Yin yang by schaduwlichtje
The Family by SpeculumHistoriae Catty Noir Repaint by AndrejA
Steampunk Nintendo Gameboy by Absynthe Design by azazel-is-burning The Travelers by kerinewton
1/1 Michael Jackson Thriller lifesize bust by godaiking
Pumpkin CarvingHalloween is just around the corner. To celebrate, this week's feature is all about the awesome works of art made from this delicious orange fruit. Some pumpkin carvings are made to be viewed lit up, the image projected being the goal of the carving. Others are made to be viewed by the light of day and are wonderfully detailed sculptures. Lit or not, they're all stunning.
Here's some of my favourites from around the community.
.a pumpkin before christmas by l-eh
Pumpkin head by kissel71happy halloween by swissloko
The Hunger GamesDepending on where you live, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is either out or is about to come out. It wont be released here until Thursday, and I am beside myself with excitement and have basically been doing nothing but this for the last week:
Partially to celebrate, and partially because I can not keep my brain on anything else for more than 5 seconds, this weeks feature is all about Hunger Games themed crafts! Enjoy!
Mockingjay by Evelin-Novemberdusk
Mockingjay by synconi
October's Artisan Craft Daily DeviationsHere are all the DD's I featured during the month of October.
Don't forget to check out maytel's DD roundup here! maytel's term is ending on the 27th of November (*uglysobbing*), so if you'd like to suggest an Artisan Craft DD to her get in quick before her schedule is completely filled! Be sure to read her DD Guidelines so you know what kind of crafts to suggest.
Well, what's not to love?
If not for their intrinsic beauty, for the ambiance they can create.
Lamps have a great capacity to be marvellous works of art. The lamp itself can be a piece of intricate beauty, or the light it emits can create artistic forms on its surrounds. They might depict a scene, a place, or even portray a beloved character.
Here are some crafty deviants who do all that, and more.
Floor lamp I - Florescence
TentaclesDo you know what's awesome?
They can be cute, they can be intimidating. They can be colourful, or muted. They can appear fierce and strong, or swirl in delicate, graceful lines.
These muscular structures are best known as those attached jellyfish, but they're found in a massive array of invertebrates, some mammals & amphibians, and even in plants! We always associate them as having suckers, but some species come equipped with all sorts of interesting structures. Some tentacles have eyes at the end of them (snails) others have teeth (giant squid). Some can release venom (jellyfish) and others are lined with sharp swivelling hooks (colossal squid).
But where they are best known is the one place they are most often misnamed: the octopus. The 8 limbs on the octopus are actually arms, not tentacles. Tentacles are actually much longer than arms, and only have suckers on the very tips rather than scaling the whole length of them.
But tentacles jus
Disability Awareness Day :: Braille Art FeatureToday is Disability Awareness Day. It offers us a chance to promote awareness and understanding, as well as a moment to reflect on the lives of individuals living with a disability, and what those of us blessed with able bodies can do to assist.
There are a number of articles coming to you from CVs and members alike aiming to spread awareness on the matter, so I won't double up on their efforts. But I want to take a moment to reiterate that not all disabilities are visible. Lately I've heard a lot of stories from people using disabled parking being abused by passers by, either verbally or via a note left on their dash, for not 'looking' disabled. It's a common theme. People will tend to judge the heath of another by how they look, but it is worth remembering that not all sick people look sick. The vast majority of disabilities are those you cannot see by looking at a person.
Some people live with chronic pain. Ot
PendantsPendants are not only one of the most common forms of jewellery seen around the community, they're also one of the most common crafts period. There are so many skilled deviants from many different mediums who craft gorgeous, wearable works. Here's a few choice crafts.
Grumpy Brown Owl by StephaniePride
Little Butterfly Pendate by LenaHandmadeJewelry Paws 4. MADE TO ORDER by BDSart
Purple Dragon Head Pendant by AstridMakosla Portal Dragon Air by EnchantedTokenArt
Madoka Magica Charm Set by GrandmaThunderpants Golden tiger eye - stone painting by AlviaAlcedo
CR Newsletter Sept/Oct 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13:
Table of Contents
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5. News from the Chats and Forums
6. News from the Galleries
Once upon a time, I was a volunteer, and speaking from experience, it can be a both blessing and a curse.
I believe that many current and former volunteers will agree with that sentiment and I feel it's important to explain a bit about why I believe this to be true.
Maybe you're not aware of the variety of ways people join the volunteer team. As per FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART? many people send in an application to express their interest in joining the team and I go through those applications and s
Celebrating Diversity #27The idea behind the Celebrating Diversity Project is to post an article with deviations outside of my area of expertise here on deviantART. Therefore I decided to browse away from Photography, and venture into areas that I know little about!
I strongly encourage you to step out of your zone of comfort and take the time to discover or re-discover other types of art. The world is full of wonder and beauty, we just need to take the time and open our minds to see even more of it - embrace the diversity of it!
Photography FortnightlyPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”
Firstly, let me share the stunning! This fantastic artist has created a series of photographs that showcase humans interacting with graffiti. Check out the article here and you won't be disappointed! And if you're interested in traditional types of photography then check out this series of Nostalgic tintypes - guaranteed to fool you into thinking they are a blast from the past - if only for a second. Zack Seckler has shared some fantastic Humorous Photography which could ce
Nom Nom #54 MarzipanHeaded created by TouchedD
When I hear of Marzipan I think of the little Marzipan fruits that my Mother used to top the trifle with at Christmas - not particularly tasty, but beautiful to look at! On researching for a little random trivia, I've found that this tradition of painting marzipan to look like fruit - originates from Italy. In the Netherlands and Belgium, according to wikipedia...Marzipan figures are given to children on Saint Nicholas Eve. Here on deviantART, they are often found in the galleries of rather awesome culinary arts people.
Nom Nom #55 CaekHeaded created by TouchedD
Here's a bit of random info - the worlds tallest cake was 108 feet tall and weighed in at 20 tons. Nom. The oldest cake in the world is 2 pieces from the wedding cake of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert dated 1840 (yuck!) And finally the most expensive cake ever baked was $20 million - no it wasn't the tallest cake talked of above, it just happened to have diamonds on it!
Cake anyone? by happyeverafter13
Chocolate Fudge Cake by theresahelmer
Spring Cake by Dipliner
Chocolate Beet Cake by fourtwoseven
Rainbow Cake. by hanaski
ProjectPorkchop Vol266ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
Suggested by homunculus888
Holding II by lissiebug
CR Newsletter - March/April 2014 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :
Table of Contents
1. New Volunteers
2. New Categories
3. Changes to the Daily Deviation Selection Process
4. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
5. Current Contests
1. New Volunteers
After an exhaustive review of all the applications for new volunteers, I have the pleasure to announce the following new additions to the team! They have been specifically selected to represent areas we believe have been greatly neglected:
You asked for it and we listened! It has been widely suggested that Journals be eligible to be featured as Daily Deviations. So starting today, the talented StephenieMeyer will be eagerly awaiting your suggestions!
OscartheGrouch will be taking care of Scraps and Storage to uncover those hidden gems that are truly.. hidden.
Saturday Spotlight: Volume 043An Interview with-
> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?
My name is Cyril Berthault-Jacquier. I'm French, and I have lived in Brussels for the last ten years. I have frequented deviantART for more than ten years, but I have had multiple accounts in that time. I'm passionate about art in general; in photography, painting, and so on. I'm also a compulsive reader, with a particular taste for contemporary Japanese literature. That's why I chose "KizukiTamura" as a pseudonym here: Kizuki Tamura is a character from a book by Haruki Murakami.
> Where did you begin wi
Pimps and Whoas - August 13, 2014
Official dA News
The DeviantART Community Turns 14
Celebrating Deviousness - August 2014
CEA Blog: How to Report an Underage Deviant
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
Special Birthday Seniority Announcement
Pimps and Whoas - July 9, 2014Pimps
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness - July 2014
CR Newsletter May/June 2014
Introducing Improved Comments
Join us a deviantMEET in San Diego
Keeping your Account Safe
Site Update: Replying to Feedback
ProjectPorkchop Vol300ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
Suggested by TinyWild
Suggested by homunculus888
PE: Fun and Games on dAmnPE: Fun and Games on dAmn
Did you know there are games on dAmn? Yes! Popular card games and board games are being brought onto dAmn by some very awesome deviants.
In this article I'll be looking at some games that have been brought to dAmn over the past couple of years. There's also an interview with negroceries, who has recently brought Taboo to dAmn.
Come and play!
dAmnGames is a group that was created to be a hub for games played on dAmn. Watch this group for the latest news on your favourite dAmn games.
The game of unspeakable fun!
Co-Founders: 3wyl, inazar
The official group for the newest game brought to dAmn, :#dAmnTaboo:. The group has leaderboards and other stats, as well as an article se
Celebrating Diversity #43
HE DOG - Oglala by wendelin
Little red indian dog by argpa Dog Soldier by MiG-05
Ponokomita IV by hunter1828
Digitally Delicious: September 26thDigitally Delicious: September 26th
Express yourself by daRoz
TMK - The Machine City by sillypillow
False Goddess by Dallas-Williams
light by marutomoi
Souvenirs by Myst-A
BIG FRIEND... 80min. speedpaint by Byzwa-Dher
Possible tutorial ? by EsbenLash
Halloween Events and Contests 2013There are lots of opportunities to get involved with events, chats, games, challenges and contests hosted by members of the communityrelations team! Find below an extensive list of all the Halloween shenanigans� that are heading your way and that have already begun!
Contests and Challenges
October 20th - October 31st.
Anthro Halloween Drawing Contest
Medium: All except Literature
Date: 18th September - 1st November
Contest: Trick or Treat Contest
Medium: Varied sub-categories of Artisan Crafts
Date: Now until 1st November
Pimps and Whoas - September 18, 2013Pimps
Official dA News
Site Update: Deviation Page Update
Site Update: Suggestions Forum, Bug Fixes
Is Your Email Address Correct?
Legacy of the Lens
Artists Toolbox - Round Up!Huge thanks to everybody who took part in the second week of 'The Artists Toolbox.' Each article was fantastic and well constructed, bringing a great week full of educational material. If you're interested in talking about the tools you use to create your art then note me Kaz-D as we'll be back in a few weeks time with Week Three! Here's a roundup of all the awesome people who took part this week - and their articles...
neurotype's Scrivener Tools.
Animus-Panthera's Sewing Tools
Lyricanna Metadata and Editing Tools
Kaz-D's DIY To