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Hello everyone! In this “Common Misconceptions” blog we’ll be covering the often-debated topic of Daily Deviations, more commonly known as DD’s. This topic is probably most talked about above any other here on deviantART and I don’t think it can be discussed enough when it comes to misinformation. So, let’s begin!

:bulletred:A Daily Deviation is an award
Deviousness is an award (and honor). A Daily Deviation is not. A Daily Deviation is a 24-hour site wide feature of the artwork of the community. Think of it as a showcase, not an award ceremony. Artists are supposed to showcase their work occasionally, and it’s not an award to have your work shown.
:bulletred:If you’re friends with a CV or $taff, you’ll get a DD/that person got a DD because they are friends with CV and $taff members
NOPE. First of all, our $taff and CV’s are great people, and if you don’t know any, take the time to get to know some. However, this does not make someone more likely to get a DD.

:bulletred: Only people with Premium Memberships can get DD’s
Like the previous myth, this one is also false. Anyone can get a DD, regardless of membership status.

:bulletred:______ shouldn’t have received that DD, because _______ was on dA longer!

It really doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a deviant when it comes to getting DD’s. If you feel that someone who’s been here longer “deserves” a DD more than someone who has been here maybe not even a week, you’re sadly mistaken.

:bulletred:Some things/people just don’t deserve to get DD’s

To be fair, it will be absolutely impossible for you to like every image you come across in the DD’s. Some subjects or art styles may not jive with you, and that’s ok. What isn’t is pitching a fit about it. I’m not sure where the phrase “this doesn’t deserve” originated when it comes to DD’s because a DD isn’t even something that can be earned.

:bulletred:DD’s have gone downhill

Once again, to be fair, it’s impossible for every DD to tickle you pink. To say that the selections that are in the DD’s are going downhill quality wise is absurd. If anything, I’d say that the features that are in the DD’s are not what you’ll come across in museums or public art forums, and it’s not because of quality. Sterility of images or more “traditional” subject matter isn’t an issue with DD’s. Quite honestly, the DD’s represent great works that can otherwise be largely ignored by the art world (such as cosplay and creative writing). Because the community here has grown so extensively since DA began more than a decade ago, there’s a much wider variety of art to showcase.

:bulletred:There’s nothing but naked women and Anime in the DD’s

Actually, no, there isn’t. If you’re not a fan of nudes, turn on your mature filter (seriously do it). If you’re not a fan of Anime, no need to venture as far as clicking on one of the images to leave a mean comment. To say that the DD’s are comprised of only two types of images is not only incorrect but lazy.

:bulletred:There’s no selection process in choosing DD’s, that’s why some genres are chosen all the time

There is a selection process in place and although each CV has their own finalizing methods, the community ultimately has a lot of say in what images are featured. Some genres are featured more often than others sometimes because of how active the CV is, other times because there was nothing satisfactory to that CV to feature. If you are in love with something and you’d like for everyone to see it, suggest it as a DD to the appropriate CV or $taff member for its category. On that same token, every gallery has a moderator, so if you see a DD for Pixel art two days in a row, there’s nothing to get bent out of shape about. It would be great for every gallery to have something in the DD’s everyday to show off the creativity of our community.

:bulletred:If you already have a DD, you can’t get another one in the future

There’s a six-month rule for deviants who’ve received past DD’s. So to answer this myth, it’s no, you can certainly have multiple DD’s; six months must have passed in between each feature however. If you’re curious whether or not someone you’re about to suggest for a DD has had one recently you can check by typing this url into your browser: (replace “username” with the person’s name)

If you ever, for any reason at all, have a problem with a DD that you feel you need to voice, do so to the CV or $taff that featured it. Do not, do not, do not leave a message on the offending image stating your disdain for it or the genre. Remember also, anyone can suggest a DD! For your convenience, here’s a list of all of the CVs and $taff who feature DD’s along with the gallery they oversee:

All Galleries - Moonbeam13

Community Projects - namenotrequired

Anthro - KovoWolf

Anime/Manga - :devrydi1689 and sTiViA

Artisan Crafts - Talty and maytel

Body Art & Modification - Battledress

Comics & Cartoons - alexandrasalas and jcroxas

Cosplay - pullingcandy


Digital Dolls - IridescentStardust

Emoticons - ChaosEmeraldHunter

Icons & Handhelds - ValaSedai

Skins & Themes – neiio

Designs & Interfaces - princepal

Game Development Art - PolyMune

DeviantART Related - bradleysays

Digital Art - Thiefoworld and Kenny-Winker

3-Dimensional Art - alltheoriginalnames

Fractal Art - SaTaNiA

Photomanipulation - Aeirmid

Pixel Art - ClefairyKid

Vector - ChewedKandi

Vexel - TheLastHuzzah

Fan Art - alexandrasalas and Lyricanna

Fan Fiction - JZLobo

Film & Animation - kingmancheng and Moonbeam13

Flash - SqueakyToybox

Literature - BeccaJS, thorns, Nichrysalis and :devneurotype

Photography - Kaz-D and 3wyl

Abstract & Surreal - arctoa

Animals, Plants and Nature - IsacGoulart

Architecture - AnaNaszynska

Artistic Nude - Nyx-Valentine

Darkroom - RockstarVanity

Fashion - Pixel-Spotlight

Fetish - Nyx-Valentine

Horror/Macabre - pullingcandy

Photojournalism - xbastex

Pin-up & Glamour - DistortedSmile

Resources & Stock Images - Elandria and PirateLotus-Stock

Space & Sci-Fi - :devalltheoriginalnames :

Text & typography - pica-ae

Traditional Art - deshrubber, Astralseed, SRudy and STelari

Street Art & Graffiti - kiwi-pdd

Other Staff Members with DD privileges who take suggestions from the community:

Anthro, Comics & Cartoons & Digital Art - kozispoon

Digital Art - ekud

Fan Art - aunjuli

All areas - Ikue

All areas - fourteenthstar

All areas - Thunderstatement

Now what are you waiting for? Go suggest some DD’s!


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Group policies on submissions

:bulletred: Tutorials:

NOTE: Members, do NOT submit to the Features section. It's for tutorial genre links only!

:w00t: currently it's automatic approval for members submission into the member's folder, new folders for categories have been made please follow it. Anatomy and animal tutorials are voted on, for quality control on important foundational subjects.

:groups: - To submit to proper folders:
1. Go to your deviantion> Submit to a group> type in our name or select our icon.

2. You will see a drop down menu below our icon, it defaults to feature, click on it to see more menu folders.

3. Select the proper folder and submit.

4. Wrong category submission will be disapproved.

5. Tutorials that does not fit quality control will be disapproved:

a. too many typo/grammars
b. does not display solid grasp on your subject (example: poor anatomy on an anatomy tutorial.)
c. Does not show/share any techniques, just a picture or purely a progress record.

:bulletred: Patient Requests submission:…

1. Click the Patient Requests folder.
2. Click "Submit to This Folder."
3. Choose a deviation from your gallery, or submit a new one.
4. Your Patient Request will show as soon as it has been cleared by an admin (this is to prevent abuse, we will approve 1-3 requests per week).

! Please continue to write your Patient Requests with care and attention to detail.

! Requests with minimal or confusing information will not be cleared.

! Artwork should be submitted with each request. Artwork should be as recent as possible and suitable for all audiences (artistic/instructional nudity is OK).

! If you need mental/personal advice on a situation related to art, project, submit it as a written deviantion>Prose>Non-fiction>Letter.

:groups: :bulletred: Stock photos

We want a stock photo account with no strings attached.

+If you submit stocks here to this account, you agree to let the DA members to use this stock image completely free of charge, commercially, or non-commercially, and not require them to report back to you, or credit you, inside or outside DA.

+Members are to use and alter the stocks for creative, educational purposes. Members should not resell, repost the stocks as their original/unaltered form for any reason without permission,

+Crediting the source is not required but appreciated.

+And the stock's copyright has to be owned by you, meaning don't submit stocks you took from other places.

:bulletred: Affiliates-

-we are flexible, but we encourage tutorials/teaching related clubs to affiliate with us.

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102 deviants said (Comment) :iconderpfaceplz:


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VodaSoul Featured By Owner 1 day ago
U got any links about different art styles? 
I know manga, cartoon and abstract.. i wanna know some more.. Anyone wanna help. 
Randroid7 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HappyGirl06 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made a tutorial collection that might be helpful to others!
Enjoy :w00t:…
VodaSoul Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Do anyone have a good prisma color guide about Skin+shading??
Plz I need seriously help or I might end up killing more good pictures. 
XxBlazePrincessxX Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
EMERGENCY!: I currently have a copy of Paint Tool SAI Embarrased but it's not working correctly so I want to purchase the real program, but before I do that I want to know if I delete paint tool sai will I still keep my art/sai files? PLEASE RESPOND!Lovely Shoujo (Aaaaah Nooo) [V3] :please: 
TheArtist356 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I'd like to join!!:D
PRANKED1 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
LilyannaMalfoy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So I read the common misconceptions and the group policies, but I still don't understand what ArtistHospital is? (I have a hard time understanding things so if someone could help explain this then that would be great :) Thank you)
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