Updated F.A.Q. page!
Also, if you have a question you want to ask me this is the place
If you do ask a question, I will write that one into this journal and if you don't mind, write your name next to the question
Community Volunteer Related Questions / Daily Deviations
What is your role as a Community Volunteer?
I take care of the Text & Typography galleries. I feature Daily Deviations and function as a community voice. In order to educate about and raise awareness for Typography, I post informative journals and will hold contests.
Where Can I learn more about Community Volunteers?
Check out #communityrelations! This group is dedicated to all Community Volunteers and founded and lead by $Moonbeam13, the Director of Community Relations.
A detailed journal about what Community Volunteers are and do can be found here
Do You Have Personal Guidelines About Daily Deviations?
Yes, you can check them out here.
FAQ #84: What are the Core Values of the Community Relations and Operations Departments?
FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART?
FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?
Do you have any other accounts on dA?
Yes, I have a stock account ~pica-stock
Are you a penguin?
No. The icon I (used to) use does NOT display a penguin, but a magpie. Even tho the beak is yellow, it's not a penguin
Are you a Pokemon/Pikachu fan?
No, my name has nothing to do with that series/game/i-don't-even-know-what-it-is. It's derived from the latin word for magpie: pica pica Plus my initials at the end
What groups do you support?
I am Founder/Founding-Member in the following groups:
I am an active member in these groups:
Do you write Tutorials?
Yes, I have written several tutorial published on dA and I have written a small amount of tutorials for vector.tuts+.
A list of my tutorials avaiable on dA:
Text Art Tips #1As new partner in crime for your Text Art Gallery Moderator !Sander-Seto i thought it was time to write a News Article about Text Art.
Maybe the Text Art Tips will turn into a series of articles.
What can you expect? My aim is to give you some tips on how to improve your Text Art.
So, Here Are Some Tips To Help You Improve Your Text Art
Take your time!
Really, dont rush any artwork you are doing. Especially in Text Art it is easy to just add a line of text to a canvas and you think you're done. This is not the case. Try different things, experiment with colors, with font sizes, textures, canvas sizes, kerning and and and. Just don't be done in 5 min.
Don't let the Font do the Artwork for you!
While Grunge Fonts like Bleeding Cowboy or Typewriter From Hell look interesting and exciting, you really shouldn't use them for your artworks. They are mainly just easy and lazy to use. You can achieve way better resu
Text Art Tips #2Yay, i made the second article in the series
Check out: Text Art Tips #1 to read more tips
So, Here Are More Tips On How To Improve Your Text Art
How Many Fonts To Use?
So, you got a font library with 5482 fonts. Nice! We all have and want such a library But just because you have 5482 fonts, it doesnt mean you should use all of them in one artwork.
Of course, this scenario is unrealistic. But you've all seen an artwork with more than 10 fonts. Most of them don't look good. And there are other ways of working with words that look different from each other.
You Could Try To Use Different Styles From One Font.
For example Gill Sans offers 7 different styles. And Georgia offers 4 styles. Walkway even offers 31 (!) styles
That's really a lot of possible fonts to use in one artwork. And the good thing about that? You have a big variety of fonts, t
Text Art Tips #3[This is an updated article! Nothing new yet, sorry.]
Finally the third news article in my TextArtTIPS Series!
Check out the previous issues Text Art Tips #1 & Text Art Tips #2
Third Set of Tips On How To Improve Your Text Art & Typography
A script font in capitals is almost impossible to read.
Comic style fonts work in Capitals.
Script, or chirographic, fonts can give your artwork a nice personal or realistic touch. But there are some things you may want to pay attention to, when it comes to using them.
Most importantly: do not use Capitals!
Traditional script fonts have big and with swashes decorated uppercase letters. Writing in capitals makes your text unreadable and it does not look goo
General dA Related Questions
How can I keep up to date with current happenings on dA?
Follow one of the official dA groups! Here's a list:
FAQ #29: How do I become a Senior Member?
FAQ #106: What are the symbols in front of each deviants nickname?
FAQ #104: What HTML formatting can we use on deviantART? And what is the format for these codes?
FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?
FAQ #798: I think something is missing from deviantART. Where can I go to make my suggestion?
Do you take comissions?
Yes. I take Journals CSS comissions and we can talk about Icons or Art
How much do you charge for that?
You can check my rates at my commissions page
You Can Ask Me Anything!
Yes, it can be about dA, typography, football, movies or whatever comes to mind