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Find your favorite art form in education format by either browsing the galleries on the right or visiting #projecteducate's 2013 Roundup. To find out what's coming up in 2015 check out the schedule.

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Daily Deviations Week 

What to look for when searching for DDs

In order to understand what it takes to choose and search for a Daily Deviation, let's look at what a Daily Deviation ( or DD ) is. Taken from DeviantArt's FAQ
"A Daily Deviation is a daily feature chosen from the galleries here on DeviantArt. A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large.

For more information please refer to FAQ 18: Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?"

Usually when you want to look for a Daily Deviation, you want to start on DeviantArt's front page and make sure you are on the browse section. You can choose from the last 8 hours, 24 hours, 3 days, 1 week etc. You can even choose your favorite category on the left hand side just below the "sort".

After choosing your desired gallery, scroll away! Make sure to look at the daily deviation guidelines of that particular volunteer's gallery. To see a list of volunteers go here:

What To Look For


Imagine you are about to suggest a piece of art that could potentially be featured to millions of people on a single day. Center stage! So if you think about that, think about the quality of the deviation you are suggesting. Does it have style, technique and uniqueness? When I say "quality" I don't mean it has to be the best of the best because each and every one of us has our own opinion on how amazing something looks which is totally fine. However, when suggesting a DD consider how appealing it is and detailed it is. Or sometimes, how simplistic but how clean it looks.

Quality is the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something. So if you look at previous Daily Deviations, you can more or less get the quality in which each volunteer tends to look for.

Dragonbro storms the castle by theDURRRRIAN
Red Head by streetX222
We are dancing in our chains by AquaSixio
Forest spirit by GaudiBuendiamaehwa by len-yan

Piercing Spectacle by denismayerjr


Does it demonstrate enough skill to be featured on the front page? We are all at our own skill level and exhibit that through our art. There are pieces that can be featured that may seem simplistic but have a huge impact with vibrant colors, details where it matters and interesting composition. 

Look for those fine details in the overall piece. Where is your eye drawn to the most? Is it unique? Does it demonstrate enough skill?

It's tough to be a critique on every piece of artwork, but these are somethings to consider when suggesting artwork for a Daily Deviation for these are some aspects volunteers will look for too!

Interstellar by jasric
Tree of Life by balaa
Transformation_02 by drazebot
Nice place for sketch by RHADS

Over All Impact

How interesting is the piece? Does it share a meaningful message? Is it appealing to look at? What is the over all impact the piece makes you feel? Sometimes these seem like trivial questions, but in fact they're one of the most important to ask.

Art is expression of someone's thoughts and imagination painted for you to admire or enjoy. There is no wrong or right piece of artwork because as humans, we have an emotional response to what we see or can relate to and there's nothing wrong with wanting to share that with the rest of DeviantArt! However, think about what the piece means to you and if it meets the suggestions above.

Heart of a King by Kinko-White
Autumn Chill by SpaceTurtleStudios
Blue by m-eralp
The Ghost Nebula by TylerCreatesWorlds
night valley by Reinmar84
She tamed the Wolf by RaphaelleM
No Tusks Yet by sketchinthoughts
Prophet by yakonusuke

As A Volunteer - What We Look For In Suggestions

Everything stated above more or less applies to volunteers. Every volunteer has their own guidelines so make sure you take a look at them ( usually on their profile or in their journal ) when you are suggesting to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings as far as what Daily Deviation goes to what Volunteer.


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Want to get involved?

There are many ways in which you can get involved with projecteducate and if you'd like to write an article we would love to hear from you!

Community Weeks

Next Week: 9th - 15th March
We have an upcoming Community Week which you can read more about here. Community Weeks are designed to get the Community involved in Project Educate. We want YOUR articles, whatever the topic, as long as the focus is educational.

Art History

Next Week: 15th - 21st February
Art History weeks are all about the history of art! You can pick the topic you want to write about and post it during one of our Art History Weeks. For the latest sign up information and to get involved visit here.

Handy Hints and Tips

We also have a a series of Handy Hints and Tips which you can get involved in by reading this article here. This series aims to deliver shorter articles focusing brief tips with visual examples to aid you with many areas of your art.

Community Volunteer Weeks

Our Community Volunteers regularly run weeks here at projecteducate and if you feel like you could help them out then check out the schedule here to see what's coming up and note the CV!

Suggestions, Feedback and Ideas?

We actively encourage all of the above and invite you to note the group with your thoughts and feedback. Look forward to hearing from you!


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Arichy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WinterNyx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Photographer
Just a question, can anyone contribute to the gallery descriptions? Or is it just for the group staff.
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meiyue Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Sorry, have to do this for something! *leaves random comment*
cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
is there a PE article yet about the distinctions between memoirs and diary writing? i can google it but guys at PE say it best.
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lykonix Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Hi! Is it possible for take a real life photograph (that you didn't take) and edit it? (if you give credit to the original!) I'm not really sure on the rules of what you can or cannot post :c

If you're not sure what I'm talking about, can you look at my first deviant?

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post it, and I will take it down if it violates the rules. Sorry, I'm just a little confused on the guide lines here ;n;

Thank you so much in advance!
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Windklang Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There are soooo many incredibly interesting-looking articles posted lately, I just will take AGES to read through them :)
Thank you all for providing them :)
Very much appreciated!
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Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Until next time :salute: 
Senecal Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome group. If I ever get a spare minute, I will try to write up something.

Really glad to see dA being used in an educational capacity!
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ButterflyFish Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Thank you for the intivitation! It is very kind of you! Awesome group :)
KrisiChiki Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the invitation! I hope I'll be able to contribute with something useful I am a dummy!  (once school is out of the way  Blush )
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