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RELATIVITY_The heroes by FranciscoETCHART


RelativityComic is a fiction series written by Ravenswd and myself. It follows the adventures of Team Torrent, a superhero team juggling family, crimefighting, live and love.

:bulletblack: You can also find more of my general writing
on my other account mirz-alt :bulletblack:
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Around Town...



Coming Soon!


The CRCP Mentoring Project Mentoring Project @ CR Community Projects!
Here at CRCommunityProjects, we care about you and the community! 
Welcome to our own project, the Mentoring Project! 
This project aims to pair users who are experienced with projects and certain communities within dA.
There are many benefits to utilizing the mentoring program! Getting a mentor will help you learn more about your art community niche and how to set up projects and promote them effectively; becoming a mentor will help you do something wonderful for the community. Involving yourself in this project will hopefully lead to many lasting friendships! :heart:
Signing Up: 
Obtaining A Mentor
:note: Please note us at CRCommunityProjects with the following: 
Title: Mentor Request
Subject: Genre of art you want to be mentored in. 
We will then match you up with someone else who has applied to be a mento
A New Volunteer Appears!Hey there, everyone! So it turns out I have a heart that I totally didn't steal from SparklyDest's chest cavity now! :paranoid: What this means, is that I'm the new Community Volunteer for the Emoticons gallery!
I'm actually very eager to help feature the key parts of the Emote gallery, once I finish refining the newly added parts of my page, and fully learning how this new heart thingamajig works, which hopefully won't take too long.
In the meantime, I want to feature some goings on in the community right now! Go check them out, and participate in some of them, if you're able!
Muggy Summer Contest at ee-motes
Huge Emote Contest by stuck-in-suburbia


Relativity Book 4 is Here 

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9 deviants said Relativity Book 4: Love and Politics by mirz-alt
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5 deviants said :heart: Thank you everyone for your support.

My News Articles



My News Features focus primarily on showcasing the works of various artists around deviantART. You'll find an eclectic blend of old and new, high-end and beginner art. Here are my most recent articles:


COMING SOON!

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You can find a full listing of my articles, past and present, here:

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About Faves/Watches & A Small Request


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If you feature me or my art in a journal or News article, please comment and let me know. I appreciate the support and would love to drop by and post a personal "thank you" for the feature.

In the past, I really loved to visit the pages of my visitors and thank them for faving my work and/or for devWatching me. Unfortunately, I now receive so many faves and watches a day that if I thanked for all of them, I would never have time to create new art. So, if you have favorited one of my pieces, or added me to your Watch list, please know I am very grateful and accept my sincerest thanks.

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Back to Business

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 6:17 AM
:bulletblue: At long last I feel I'm at a point where I can get back involved in the community again. As many of you know, my mother passed away 6 months ago and it was a huge loss; she lived with me for the past 17 years and helped raise my children. I still feel her loss deeply, and recently have been struggling with it again. But time does heal and I feel better. Also, I was dealing with some major health problems which have abated. I'm still not "well" but I'm much better and want to jump back in.

:bulletblue: I've done a bit of a revamp to my profile page. A big thanks to SimplySilent for the code, and to Ravenswd for shaping it into what I wanted.  My page is much tidier and it's much easier to find things. I've also added a special "Around Town..." box. This is for YOU. I want to pimp out events and other things. As much as I'm getting back into the community, I will admit my focus will more limited -- having less time these days, I need to focus specifically on certain things. However, if you have an event, a need, or something else you'd liked pimp (as long as its family-friendly), drop me a note and I'll add it.

Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123

:bulletblue: Emoticons! First of all, a big congratulations to Waluigi-Prower for his new heart. He is the brand spanking new CV for emoticons, so go give him a watch and a hug and a warm welcome.

:bulletblue: I would also like to announce that I am now the Feature Team admin for Emoticons over at SeniorSelections. It's a great initiative which allows Senior members to showcase outstanding work in the galleries in which they participate. So, if you have any suggestions for an emote that deserves a feature, drop me a note. :eager:

:bulletblue: Speaking of emoticons, as many of you have seen, I'm doing my part in an effort to get the community jump-started. In a bit of a whirlwind, last-minute decision, I opted to start VP NaNoEmo. I apologize for the lack of notice and all of that, but things were crazy and I didn't think I'd make the August 1st launch with other commitments I had. But I did, and I hope we get a few people on board. I'm still looking to host the regular NaNoEmo in November.

:bulletblue: Also, over the next few days I will be re-opening a few of my projects. Since the 2013 yearbook fell flat, I'm will be reopening it as the combined 2013-2014 yearbook. More details on that will be posted when the updated book is completed. I will also be doing a Part 2 to my "Friendship Is..." project. And I have plans to re-open my Emoticon Lane project. So, exciting stuff on the horizon.

Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123

:bulletblue: Since I want to make this journal mostly about my work on this account, I will mention quickly that Ravenswd and I have released the 4th Book in our Relativity series. If you're interested in learning more, you can check out this journal HERE

Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123

:bulletblue: Lastly, I am in the process of re-imagining my "Spotlight Features" article series. I have plans to re-start it with a few changes which I think will help and make it easier for me to maintain. 

I want to thank everyone who has been so good and patient with me over the last few months. It's been quite hard, but the love and support I've received has been amazing. Thank you all very much.

Better Late than NaNano - VPNaNoEmo

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 1:53 PM
The fun begins August 1st!!

Last year we ran a special NaNoEmo in June.  It was solely for Visual Purpose Emoticons. What does that mean? It means emoticons that are created to look at, not for use in chats or comments. Basically, pretty emoticon pictures. However, visual emotes can also include useful things like icons, stamps, etc. The key is that care is taken to create an emoticon "scene", usually with a detailed background.

I am gonna defer to the journal written last year by Synfull. It outlines what the challenge is about and how to participate. The good thing about VP NaNoEmo is that the goal is not one-a-day, but one-a-week, and smaller emote scenes (like avatars) count. So, get boned up, and if you're ready to participate, sign up.

Note that I know we're 2 months late, and notice of this is really last minute. My apologies. However, NaNo has always been a big motivator in the emoticon community and I hope it inspires a few old-timers, and newcomers, to start pixelling again!

Background


As many of you will know, this group, NaNoEmo hosts a fun emote-a-day style challenge every November to match up with NaNoWriMo in the literature community. Over the last 2 years we have had a fair number of emoticonists taking part and some fantastic emotes appearing all through the designated month.

Whilst this is great for creating smaller or ‘chat friendly’ emotes, it is far harder to work on larger canvases in the given time scale. Although there is nothing stopping artists working emotes every day and  producing a smaller quantity of emotes, the majority of participants opt for the more traditional approach of 30 emotes in 30 days.

We have therefore decided to launch a separate event in the month of June, known as VP NaNoEmo, designed specifically for Visual Purpose (VP) emotes.

The Challenge


The challenge of VP NaNoEmo is to ideally create one emote a week. The emote should be geared towards the Visual Purpose branch of the gallery - emotes which are designed solely to look at and generally feature a larger canvas and background. You can find some great examples in Emoti-Art's recent news feature: fav.me/d65nsim

If you are unable to make one every week, then don’t sweat it. The goal is to make more emotes than you usually would and possibly even try new styles and techniques you have never used before. If you want to take part and only make 2 emotes then that’s better than none. Equally there is no shame in making more than 1 emote a week if you feel up to it!

For those who are new to this branch of the art form, don’t think you have to go big. VP emotes come in all shapes and sizes and can be as small as 50x50 pixels if you wish. Avatars are also valid VP emotes, and a great way to work on a Visual Purpose emote on a smaller scale. The main aim to make emotes designed to look at rather than use in conversation, so don’t think you have to fill a massive canvas straight away.

Taking Part


If you aim to take part in VP NaNoEmo then join the group and leave a comment on the journal below. We’ll add you to the list of participants so others can check your emote(s) each week. It may be useful to make a separate gallery folder to help people keep track of your entries. If you have one, post that below too and we will place it next to your name.

Once you have finished your emote(s) each week, upload them to the 'featured' folder at NaNoEmo so other group members to check them out. At the end of the month we will also create a news article to show off a range of the brilliant pieces made.

You don’t have to take part in the entire month. So if for any reason you want to sign up part way through June or need to drop out, then that is ok. We will edit the list throughout the month to help keep it as up to date as possible.

Emotes made for VP NaNoEmo can also be entered into other contests such as TheEMTC, ee-motes or EmoticonOpus giving you exciting themes to base your entries on. VP NaNoEmo simply aims to get people making VP emotes in the month of June, so we have no issue with these doubling up as contest entries elsewhere.

Tutorials + Resources


For those that may not have much experience with Visual Purpose Emotes, Emotication has a handy list of tutorials and resources which may assist making your art pieces.

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It would be brilliant if you could help spread the word about this new event. We would love to see members throughout the community (and even beyond) taking part, so please help promote it through journals, polls, Twitter or simply show it to your friends.

We look forward to seeing everyone sign up for this event, and eagerly await seeing what wonderful pieces you come up with! :eager:

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Daily Feature



coffee smile! by lenabis


Mostly every day I will feature an artwork that recently caught my eye. It may be high art or simple doodles, but it's something that moved me enough to want to share. To see past Daily features, check out this folder

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ptrckr Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Mirz, I've been mirz-ing (missing, in case you didn't get that :lol:) you. How are you? :love:
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Fantiie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool stamps they fit me alot. I think we should talk sometimes. We share same opinions.
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Draken-Krypto Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, You have fantastic pixel art ! ~
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Cohayden Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   General Artist
BOOP

You get a hug. :hug:
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