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Summer Card Project

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 3:38 PM

No matter the reason, any stay in a hospital could use a little sunshine. And what better way to brighten a hospital stay than with art from the heart?

After nine successful years of DeviantArt's #HolidayCardProject, we've decided to bring the project to the summer months, for the first ever #SummerCardProject!

The idea behind this project is simple: create an inspirational card to brighten the day of someone staying in a hospital. If you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who sends in a card will be given a free one-month Core Membership to DeviantArt.

Last December, the project received over 4,500 cards sent in from 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards are then divvied up and distributed by DeviantArt members to patients in local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad.

It's an amazing feeling to bring a little art to someone's life, and participating couldn't be easier!

Read below to see how you can help bring a little warmth to patients in need!


:sun: What is the DeviantArt Summer Card Project?The DeviantArt Holiday Card Project was started with the goal of bringing a bit of cheer to hospital patients by connecting artists from around the world and applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.  But as lonely as hospitals can be during the holidays, we wanted to extend the giving to the summer season, as well!

:sun: Who receives the cards?Cards will be distributed to both U.S. and international hospitals. Some cards will be delivered in-person by select deviants in the areas of the respective hospitals, while other cards will be distributed by hospital staff members. Patients who receive the cards range in age from children to seniors, and have illnesses or injuries that vary from mild to terminal.

:sun: What should I write in a card?Be as creative as you'd like, but remember, the degree of illness for patients will vary from mild to terminal, so it is important to be cheerful and stay positive. Some suggested greetings include, "Best wishes," "Thinking of you," or "Have a nice day." Stay away from phrases like "Get well soon" and "Hope you're feeling better," as it might not be appropriate for all patients. Most of all, spread the summer warmth! Please refrain from using any religious quotes or references.

:sun: Can I make a card myself?Of course! An 8.5" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm) sheet of paper folded 2 ways to a total size of 4.25" x 5.5" (11.43 cm x 12.7 cm) works nicely. Though, there is no "set" size for cards. Use your best judgment. You can personally design and decorate cards by drawing, coloring, or painting. Construction paper, cardboard, markers, crayons, colored pencils, ribbon, etc., are all great to help make your card as special as possible.

:sun: Can I use cards purchased from a store?Absolutely. Store-bought cards are great, but be sure to add some artistic flair and pizzazz by drawing on the inside of the card or including a few doodles. Use color to brighten up the presentation; be creative!

:sun: How much is postage for sending a card?If you live in the U.S. and are sending an average-sized card, it will probably cost one first-class stamp ($0.47). If you live in a country other than the U.S., the best thing to do is to check with your local postal agency for rates.

:sun: Can I send more than one card?Please do. You can even put more than one card in the same envelope or package to save on postage. However, quality is better than quantity. Sending one quality card that you put time and effort into is better than sending two cards that were thrown together.

:sun: Can I share my cards on DeviantArt?That's part of the fun! The cards we receive are often so impressive that we want to share them with the world. When you're finished with your creation, upload a photo or scan of the card and submit it to DeviantArt using the #SummerCardProject tag. Sharing your inspirational artworks with others online also helps spread the word about the Holiday Card Project, which leads to more cards being created and shared!

:sun: Will patients know who made their cards?The only way a patient will know who made a card is if you sign your name, which you are welcome to do. You may also include your e-mail address and/or DeviantArt URL in hopes of getting a reply, though that can't be guaranteed. If you wish to send a card anonymously, you may.

:sun: Can non-deviants participate in the Project?Definitely. The Summer Card Project accepts cards from all participants who are willing to contribute to a good cause. The Project is a great way for schools, clubs, church groups, or family and friends to get together and work on a positive activity. No DeviantArt affiliation is necessary.

:sun: What do I get out of this? The idea behind the Summer Card Project is to try and bring a little sunshine to those undergoing a hospital stay. The patients and their families are deeply touched by the kindness and caring from those who take time to create and send cards.

Additionally, once the Summer Card Project has been completed, all registered DeviantArt members will be given a free one-month Core Membership just for sending in a card. In order to be awarded a Core Membership, please include your username on a piece of paper separate from the card. Core Memberships will be distributed no later than September 30, 2016.

:sun: When is the deadline for the Holiday Card Project?All cards should be received by July 31, 2016.

:sun: Where do I send a card?Please use the following address:
DeviantArt, Inc.
Summer Card Project
7095 Hollywood Blvd., #788
Hollywood, CA 90028
U.S.A.

Please remember to include your DeviantArt username on a separate piece of paper when mailing in your card. To ensure that you successfully receive your free Core Membership, it is vitally important that your username be written legibly!


:sun: Can I help hand out cards?We're always looking for dedicated volunteers to hand out holiday cards. If you're interested in handing out cards at hospital local to you, please send a note to madizzlee. All volunteers must be over the age of 18.

:stare: Rules and TermsLimit one one-month Core Membership per participant. DeviantArt reserves the right to deem any card contributed to the Project as unacceptable and therefore ineligible for a Core Membership.

:megaphone: Spread the WordShare your #SummerCardProject involvement across the Internet!  Write a Journal or Status Update, or post to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or Instagram! We can't do this without you and getting the word out helps this great cause get boosted to more people — resulting in more summer warmth! Thank you in advance.

:note: Past Projects

Holiday Card Project by madizzlee
Holiday card project 1 by silverlakephotos
Holiday Card Project 2008 by Heidi
IMG 2131 copy by madizzlee


:sun: Where do I direct questions and concerns?Please note that many common concerns have already been addressed in the above questions and answers. Take care when reading the Project's description because there's a good chance it already contains an answer to your question. For any remaining issues, please leave a comment in this journal.



Phil Tippett: My Life in Monsters

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 4:26 PM
Og-preview by seoul-childMeet Phil Tippett, the Animator behind “Star Wars” and “Jurassic Park” #MeetTheArtists via deviantart

Phil Tippett

My Life in Monsters

Meet the Animator behind Star Wars and Jurassic Park

Watch the Interview

You may not know his name, but you’ve seen his art

Phil Tippett’s career as a visual-effects supervisor began when he breathed life into “Star Wars” creations large and small, from AT-AT Walkers to Luke’s tauntaun to the holographic fighting chess pieces.

Involved in both the design and animation of fantastical creations, Tippett lent his unique skill set to Industrial Light & Magic’s animation department for many years before winning an Oscar for “Return of the Jedi” and starting up his own studio in 1984.

When Tippett was hired as Dinosaur Supervisor on “Jurassic Park,” — a position that would catapult him into Internet Meme Fame years later — he was shocked to learn just how far computer-generated images had come in recent years. He was said to have exclaimed “I think I’m extinct,” a line which Spielberg later worked into the film.

Dr. Grant: “I think we’re out of a job.”

Malcolm: “Don’t you mean ‘extinct’?”

However, the special effects in “Jurassic Park” were revolutionary in particular due to the seamless marriage between computer-generated and practical effects provided by Tippett and his team. His understanding of detailed movement and behavior resulted in the hyper-realistic dinosaurs that set the film apart from CGI in other films that can often look overly synthetic and sterile.

Phil Tippett’s perseverance to his craft stands as testament to the fact that artistic skill can adapt and flourish over the years. It doesn’t need Dino-DNA to save it from extinction.

Your Thoughts

  1. Which fantastical creations from the “Star Wars” universe inspired you as a child?
  2. Have you ever wanted to create stop-motion animation?
  3. Are you Team Practical Effects or Team CGI? Why?



New Core Feature: Live Notifications

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 12:05 PM by danlev:icondanlev:


Live notifications are a new Core Member-exclusive feature that shows you real-time activity on your account from anywhere on the site. Get notified the moment you receive a new comment, favourite, watcher, note, llama, or even when another deviant visits your profile. This new feature makes it easier to stay on top of your activity and keep in touch with friends, fans, and clients.



All "feedback" notification types (comments, replies, mentions, favourites, etc.) will appear as live notifications, as well as notes. To prevent the average deviant from being overwhelmed, activity from people you watch, such as deviations and journals submitted, will not send notifications.

The profile visitor notification works just like the “Recent Visitors” widget on your profile. As always, you can opt-out of this feature by tapping the “Friends” icon on the header and change your status to “Invisible.” This will prevent your username from appearing on these notifications and the recent visitors profile widget.

Live notifications can be disabled under General Account Settings.


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In addition to live notifications, your notification counts on the site header will now update in real-time.




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From now until June 16, 2016, when you buy a three-month Core Membership, get an additional three months for free!



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ART APPRECIATION - SERIES 3

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 4:33 PM by HalHefnerART:iconhalhefnerart:















Welcome to our 3rd Sketch This ART APPRECIATION JOURNAL. Each week we'll select a group of art that catches our eye from the most recent challenges. 



SKETCH A CLOWN:

CLOWN by Corbs4uZombie Clown Isn't Pleased by TreyBailey1999No. Just no. by froggyuniverseJoker by arianedecheneClown by dbb17Betrayal by serge1929Clownin around!! by Rawkone23Clown by DanieliaSwartClown  by AdxnnaCLOWN by KlodjanGegaCLOWN by SUper-GENKclone by PheonixgorceCLOWN by The-Ironic-DrawingCreepy Clown  by GinaAmyartCLOWN by singularis42clown sketchbook by Speedhuntgreen guy by mreggxCLOWN by seblunt10CLOWN by giannis0000happy clown by yaskme21jester look close by kdoart


SKETCH A LUCHADOR:

warrior by abco13LUCHADOR! by Jags4La Novilla (my new mom) by MasterDayeRiolu Libre by FirimilLuchador Draw by Ambien-NavarroLUCHADOR! by prettycolors2016The Midnight Flare by MidnightDelRey14Luchador by cinemalexTigerman by jjnick78Lutchadora by addmorphineLUCHADOR! by nobbygnomeLUCHADOR! by DarquitetoLUCHADOR! by ImonhotepLUCHADOR! by muastPamcakes! by GhostCreekLUCHADOR! by maryamii123Sketch This: Luchador the mummy by OrganAbductionleon by vasc2606


FORESHORTENING:

foreshortening challenge by RobArsenaultJrdon carioso by nixenblueFORESHORTENING by XombieDollyoU by chuckgormanskateboard on the beach by PssYoFORESHORTENING by keystemsFORESHORTENING by stefanimationGalaxy Animal by Lunica99Knight by KOBEY002Sans the Skeleton by Fairytail888Slippin' Round by SirSamiKirby Krackle by kingandyEarth worm Jim by KanatNurmanovMagneto by MetasynManSketch 3d depth by animationbenoitKoda by kelrundellSelf Portrait Sketch by DigaagWaRiz[[CHALLENGE]] Foreshortening  by duckchooLost in Space  by ehkidna78Who Knows What by atari3dAnthro Sketch Thing (IDK) by CeredonDepth Perception of the Eaglot. by JoelDValdezC021315Sketch This - Foreshortening by AvikuroFORESHORTENING by vrednyiarbuzickid dynamite  by MikeAngerhauserFORESHORTENING by amnesiaTDoomsday by voraciousink

ANATOMY: BONES OF THE HAND

Hand bones by AmarantheansHand bones Challenge  by BonnieaTheBunnyHand Anatomy by Bungy32A hand by WillowDeviantANATOMY: THE HAND - BONES by danisinteresting71st challenge by noraariellaANATOMY: THE HAND - BONES by Ami-AHand Study  by McCartney21With my own two hands by kitemikazeANATOMY: THE HAND - BONES by HadesGaming1ANATOMY: THE HAND - BONES by Quetzal69anatomy exercise - hand bones  by lapaowanANATOMY: THE HAND - BONES by WAZA-LOOANATOMY: THE HAND - BONES by Jags4


THE SKETCH THIS COMMUNITY IS FLOURISHING, PLEASE JOIN US ON THE ARTISTIC JOURNEY.

SKETCH THIS ART GROUP: DESIGN A CHALLENGE
This is a fun and welcoming community creating their own challenges, building upon the ones released on SKETCH THIS as well as providing DeviantArt with imagery and ideas for new challenges.
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SKETCHBOOK COMMUNITY:
The official AUTODESK SKETCHBOOK group that includes art from the challenges and more is also a welcoming community that offers full access to live streaming artists using SKETCHBOOK in inspiring ways.
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Send me a note with your idea. I will respond. 


FOLLOW THE ART AS IT IS PRODUCED FOR THE CHALLENGES WITH THE HASHTAG: #SketchThis












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