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  1. @azimuth @esoteric. @endlessly. @miss atomic bomb @starbuck. @wildest dreams. @beyond the rain @Lola. @Newt Scamander. @steve harrington @jellybean jones @galaxies @Kirjava @choobacca @adrift @bright spark @laura* @finxter365 @Symple Lish @XxTheAvengerXxX @sheepish. @invidia @galadriel @Luciana @yellow.
  2. Hello and welcome to the January issue of the 2019 DA Digest! The Digest is a monthly newsletter chronicling monthly events, opinions and accomplishments in the TDA Community. This month's beautiful header is by the talented choobacca. Thanks and congratulations! We'd also like to give a special congratulations to our second and third place winners, confetti. and choobacca respectively. Click the header to see their stunning entries. Merch store Have you ever wanted a shirt or a phone case with art from a TDA artist. Well now is your chance! We've opened up a merch store. You can find it here! New Mods We just recently added some new members to our staff teams at TDA, please help us in congratulating ShadowRose, finxter365, and jellybean jones as Social Media Managers, jellybean jones on becoming our new Duelling Arena Moderator and abhainn as our newest digest editor. Congrats! Next Month Theme Next Month's theme is Love. So get in the mood to spread some love for the valentine's holiday season. It doesn't have to be a relationship, it can be platonic, or even a ship that you love' Rule Change New rule change notice. Senior+ Artist can now make awards. UC Awards Ultimate Challenge Awards Are Up, go check them out and congratulate the winners. January Superstars Last month, the top three earners were: Kirjava -- 272 choobacca -- 157 finxter -- 105 Highest Section Earners Last month, our highest section earners were: Requesting Arena: love.story Dueling Arena: Choobacca & Kirjava Critique Corner: Kirjava Promotions Master Artist caribou Senior Artist ShadowRose pootje Junior Artist Athymia Paradise sheepish. Birthday 7 - the_artful_scientist 10 - Jayde. 12 - narcissa malfoy 13 - rainbowprism and snowdrop 14 - eons. 15 - aurevoir 18 - paper crowns 19 - RedHairGinny 22 - tea cup and sin city 24 - concise 27 - fadedorange 31 - Stille Nacht and velajune Editor's Column Welcome to the Editor's Column, written by us, living proof., hamylton. and lucida.: the editors (with help here). Each month we will be bringing you a theme filled section of goodies. Have a theme you'd like to see? Comment below! Theme: 2018 2018, what a year Keto Mug Cake A Year In Review Trends of 2018 Old and New Graphics 2018 in Numbers 2018, What a year. A year of suprise A year of excitement Oh joy, it's a new year One to fill with memories and punishments of those over endulged resolutions A year of ups and downs of puppies galore still to be found within the forum and hidden stickers from previous events so go explore and find 2018 in your new year as you explore these new styles and greet new people Recipe "This easy Keto Microwaveable Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug is easy, delicious, and perfect for keeping you on a keto diet without feeling cheated! Looking for something to keep you on your new years resolution diet, but also want something a bit of a cheat. Well this is the recipe for you, a simple sweet chocolate chip cookie that's easily made within the microwave. A Year In Review Awards by Amy New Members: 141 New Topics: 1538 New Posts: 15383 Number of Promotions: 66 Number of challenges made: 113 Number of Challenge Entries Made: 786 Number of Requests Filled: 328 Number of Squees Made: 595 Number of Galleries Posted: 43 Number of Tutorials Posted: 12 Number of Resources Posted: 32 Number of Off-topic Threads Posted: 18 Number of Vault Claims Made: 885 Number of Vault Points Claimed: 9809 Stats Collected by living Proof., Hamylton, and Starbuck. Most Squees Made 1st - azimuth - 94 2nd - esoteric - 56 3rd - endlessly. - 27 Most Squees Received 1st - miss atomic bomb - 30 2nd - starbuck / beyond the rain - 24 3rd - wildest dreams - 21 Most Requests Filled 1st - Lola. - 23 2nd - Newt Scamander - 20 3rd - steve harrington - 19 Most Challenges Entered 1st - miss atomic bomb - 52 2nd - jellybean jones - 40 3rd - galaxies - 32 Most Challenges Created 1st - Kirjava - 17 2nd - miss atomic bomb - 13 3rd - choobacca - 11 Most Challenges Won 1st - miss atomic bomb - 17 2nd - galaxies - 8 3rd - adrift - 7 Most Ultimate Challenges Entered 1st - miss atomic bomb - 16 2nd - jellybean jones - 4 3rd - esoteric. / bright spark - 3 Most Ultimate Challenges Won 1st - miss atomic bomb - 7 2nd - esoteric. - 2 Most ICTs Entered 1st - miss atomic bomb - 7 Most ICTs Won 1st - miss atomic bomb - 2 Vault Highest Points Earners 1st - miss atomic bomb - 2171 2nd - Kirjava - 892 3rd - choobacca - 678 Vault Highest Section Earners Requesting Arena - Lola - 105 Dueling Arena - miss atomic bomb - 1680 Critique Corner - esoteric - 50 Trends Starry Textures Flickering lights / bokeh gifs flower pngs Aesthetics Black and White Vertical Banners Continuous Banners Texture use color fill layers set to multiply over models Large stroke layers on people also in bright colors Circles base made from models super low lighting or lowered whites strokes on everything from text to pngs to even textures Thick Borders Lightning Textures Flower and Lantern Pngs Complementary colour schemes dark textures textures that are made to be set to screen These trends brought to you by Wildest dreams. Amortentia1992 azimuth First and Last Graphics of 2018 Hamylton. living proof. lucida. Fun Facts by Jess and Amy 92 different artists were squeed by 68 different people 72 artists filled requests 56 artists came 1st in a General Challenge 97 artists entered a challenge 31 people created challenges 22 artists completed a UC 40 people claimed Vault Points 4690 Vault Points were claimed in the Duelling Arena 490 in the Requesting Arena 261 in Critique Corner 2 months of work (collecting stats and coding) 3 different layouts (I'm crazy, I swear) 8 days late (Sorry) I didn't kill my computer 3 different color palettes I still haven't figured out TDA coding Spotlights by Amy Laura's not-that-succinct guide to HTML tags you need to know. It's a new year, so why not try something new? This coding tutorial teaches you some basic HTML tags and can help get you on your way to being a coding genius! Unsplash Model Collection Pack In my opinion, you can never have too many model images! Alishya has compiled some beautiful, free to use images for us all to enjoy! Grey's Anatomy It may be on season 15, but apparently the love for Grey's Anatomy on the forums is still strong! Pop over and have a chat about how Bailey is the best awesome the show is! Graphic Spotlights Member Artist: XxTheAvengerXxX I was so impressed when I first saw this! Everything from the comp to the colouring is gorgeous! Junior Artist: sheepish. The softness of this banner, combined with the soft orange colouring and simple but effective text gives me the warm and fuzzies! Senior Artist: invidia I absolutely love the colouring on this! I also love how unique the comp is by having the four images! It works so well! Graduate Artist: galadriel I always love animation and this is no exception! The comp, text, and colouring all complement each other perfectly too! Master Artist: saturn. Katlynn has blown my mind with these icons! They are flawless, perfectly composed and gorgeously coloured! Veteran Artist: Luciana The simplicity of this has flawed me! How can something so simple be so effective? My mind is blown! Designer Artist: yellow. I never thought I would see this rhyme made into a graphic. Now I have and I love it so much! I am in awe of Linda's skills! Thank You That's all for this month's edition of the DA Digest! A huge thank you to abhainn, hamylton., living proof., lucida., starbuck, Amortentia1992, azimuth and wildest dreams. for making this month's edition possible! Layout by living proof. Please comment below with your opinions and feedback. We'd love to hear from you!
  3. Artist Name: living proof. / Jess Acknowledge Weak Points: I honestly couldn't say right now, if anything I believe it's my repetive text and composition Type of Critique Requested: graphic wise, I'm lost. I don't know where to go next, so anything would be helpful. Software: PS CS6 Most Recent Gallery Update: JANUARY 14 Gallery Link: [url=https://the-dark-arts.org/forums/index.php?/topic/138020-skinny-dipping-in-my-jeans/]here[/url] Requested Time Frame: Whenever you get around to it is fine with me.
  4. I actually remember to update this before 3 months (now I've probably jinxed myself for the future). Updated with some new graphics
  5. Current Name: After Midnight Desired Name: living proof. Previous Name Changes: bulletproof, after midnight
  6. After neglecting this for a while (sorry not sorry) it's been updated again with a totally new style of graphics
  7. Updated with another skin (tumblr theme) and my fbla region graphics
  8. Just got back from fbla competition, competed in publication design (fancy printed graphics) for region, got a perfect score but got second place. 

  9. Sorry about the late response I totally forgot about this / school kickes up. But I'm glad you like them I'm still pretty new to the photography world, but it's definitely my favorite meduim to work in. The milk and Oreos shot was done in the darkroom at my highschool (so complete darkness) and than we had a team of 4, one person to throw the Oreo, one person to flash, one person shooting, and one counting. You set your camera to bulb and than hold it, the flash goes off and you release and hope that everything worked. But it's just a lot of patience and trial and error with the shots. So I've made this more than just a photography gallery now since everyone seemed interested in my coding, I figured Id post some more up. I'll be getting more up over time, but for now enjoy the one new skin I have. I also had my AP photos in here soon and update with my FBLA region designs.
  10. home Home infoInfo account_circleFA editColumn favoriteSpotlights Hello and welcome to the November issue of the 2018 DA Digest! The Digest is a monthly newsletter chronicling monthly events, opinions and accomplishments in the TDA Community. This month's beautiful header is by the talented felis catus. Thanks and congratulations! We'd also like to give a special congratulations to our second and third place winners, GorJesSpazzer! and jellybean jones respectively. Click the header to see their respective entries. Headlines We're back online. If you've found your way over here, you've seen the new link we're using the-dark-arts.org/forums. So now that you're here, come look around the new forum. If you find any bugs post them here, update your gallery and come join the lovely community of people. Our Vault Special for next month is entering a challenge (inc. general,ict, and uc). The Digest theme for next month is winter. So put on your snow gear and get ready for a fun filled cold issue. I know I'm ready for it with the snow already on the ground here. Vault Congratulations to our October Superstars! Last month, the top three earners were: GorJesSpazzer! with a total of 195 points! jellybean jones with a total of 142 points! ShadowRose with a total of 135 points! Last month, our highest section earners were: Requesting Arena: Lola. and ShadowRose Duelling Arena: miss atomic bomb Critique Corner: GorJesSpazzer! Promotions Master: hecate and steve harrington Senior: caribou Junior: pootje Birthdays 1 - satellite (En) 5 - choobacca (Alison), hecate. (Vicki) 7 - hellofascination (Tilly) 9 - drinkerOFsouls (Joao) 12 - shangri-la (Wisty) 22 - Photoshopfreak (Amanda) 25 - Miss-Spam-A-Lot (Johanna), clowder (Alanna) 26 - barefootcountess (Emma) 28 - missy (Missy) Taylor has just recently made her artist gallery and has become increasingly active, always posting in the PYLC, making lots of pretty graphics and posting in her fellow artists' galleries with love and encouragement. She's also been entering and placing in a number of challenges as well as filling requests! -starbuck Announcement We know, we know this is your favorite part the interview with our lovely Featured Artist. But with TDA's break we've decided to extend the FA for another month. So taylor will be FA for December also which means you will get to see her interview in our December Issue of the Digest. Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in multiple countries. It originally started as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving Craft This is a simple and fun craft to do especially if you have kids (or not, we won't tell). Christmas Craft In the spirit of Christmas approaching us, this is a cute personal ornament to hang to your tree. And it is really simple and fun to do with children or with a significant other. Recipe -- 2 cups Minute Rice (not cooked) -- 1 stick of butter softened -- 1 can of cream of mushroom soup -- 1 large onion -- 1/3 cups of celery chopped -- 1/3 cup of milk -- salt and pepper to taste -- 8 oz of cheese whiz (or a bit more never hurts) -- a bag of shredded cheddar cheese -- a bag of frozen broccoli 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 2.Fry celery and onion till soft 3.Set off to the side to cool 4.Chop broccoli to desired size 5.Get a big bowl out 6.Put rice, butter, mushroom soup, salt, pepper, cheese whiz in the bowl throwing in the onions and celery last 7.Mix everything together 8.Rub butter in a baking dish (Around all the sides and the bottom) 9.Put the mixture in the buttered baking dish 10.Cover with tin foil 11.Bake for 50 minutes 12.Uncover 13. Cover in shredded cheese 14.Bake an additional 10 minutes uncovered This is a hit in my family around the holidays. It's cheesy goodness that has vegetables, but honestly if you're looking for comfort food look no further. This is heaven on a plate. Thankful For An Article by Jess (After Midnight) Thanksgiving is a time of being thankful for everything. Those who don't celebrate this or even those who do probably ask why aren't you thankful all the time? I don't have an answer for that only speculations that are inaccurate. But this isn't about that. It's about what I'm thankful for this year. I'm thankful for a lot this year. So, I'll go month by month through the year. Starting with our lovely first month January. I'm thankful for the forums I'm on, including TDA. The communities that have grown to accept me as an artist (though I conventionally don't fit into the styles that surround forums.) Everyone is caring and all the comments, gallery critiques, and squees are amazing to see everyday. February. I'm thankful for my best friend. She may go through hell, but she's always by my side through the stupidest things. I'm thankful for our non-judgemental relationship and that we're going into senior year together because I don't know what I would do without her. March. I'm thankful for myself. I know that's a selfish thing to say. But I put myself through hell and somehow I still manage to be around for more days to come. I'm thankful for all those days to come I guess would be a better way to put that. April. I'm thankful for my crazy family. I know we have bad times and we have times of laughter, but we're family, related by blood. I don't know where I would be with out any of you. May. I'm thankful for band and the successful season we've had. The amount of work we've put into the show and music. Just everything; the blood, sweat, tears, and laughter. I wouldn't have it any other way for the awards we get. June. I'm thankful for music. I took a risk and got to shoot at one of the biggest pop punk touring festivals. But I'm thankful for music 'cause without it I don't know how I'd survive some days. July. I'm thankful for my band family. We spend hours upon hours on a field to perfect 12 minutes. But I don't know where I would be without you guys, the gossip, the long hours, and the inside jokes. August. I'm thankful for the senior class. We've spent the last four years together. We've lost people, we've had hard times and good times. These 4 years have been crazy, but here we are in our final year. The class that has made me grow as a person, the class of being competitive and being outgoing. September. I'm thankful for my AP photography class. The challenge of the class, the exploration of photography and for not giving up on our ideas even for how crazy they may sound. The bonds we have created by making it through this class when everyone else has dropped. Just everything. October. I'm thankful for Marching Band Season. I've hinted this through out the few other mentions. But the last time you walk on the field you don't realize what you're giving up. The discipline, the music, the coordination, the family. The hours of practice and everything. Thank you for a wonderful season and a final award at state. November. I'm thankful for my teachers. The one's that have given me trouble, the one's who have challenged me, the one's who saw potential in me. There are teachers I'm going to miss through my college years and forever more. Thank you for doing your job and challenging me, and getting me to step outside my comfort zone. You'll never know the impact you've had on me. Spotlights Returning Veterans confetti New Welcome Threads finxter365 New Galleries Posted confetti. finxter365 Featured Tutorial vee's guide to digital painting. With a brand new forum why not learn a brand new skill and show it off by posting a new designer gallery. Featured Resource Jen's All Inclusive Pack No. 01 No inspiration for graphics over the short break? Kick start your muse with this all inclusive pack. Featured Off-Topic What did you do over the break? The title says it all, while TDA was on break what did you do? Did you make graphics? I know I didn't. Or did you spend your time elsewhere? Spill all the tea here. Member finxter365 Even though Steph has only recently joined TDA posted her gallery, she has already wowed me with the graphics she has been posting. I love the orange colouring on this banner and the use of textures on the base! Junior ShadowRose Hold on a minute while I shout about how lovely Taylor's signature is. From the composition to the text to the colouring! It's just wonderful! Senior lady.luck The second I saw this banner, I fell in love with it! There's just something about it that drew me in! The blues are gorgeous and the whole thing just has this really great flow thanks to the blue line and the text! Master starbuck First of all, how dare you, Kris. How dare you be able to put 10 people on one graphic and make it look so awesome. I'm still completely baffled as to how you managed this, but you did, and you did it with epic style! Veteran felis catus This CI first caught my eye because of it's shape. The circle texture containing the vast majority of the comp makes for a really interesting graphic to look at! That and the fact that everything within the circle is just perfect! Designer Asphodelic I can't tell you how much I would pay to have skills like Alishya. I'm constantly amazed by her digital art and this is no exception! I look forward to every time she posts something new! The Digest In Numbers Just some stats brought to you by Jess Just some fun stats for this month brought to you by Jess. 3 almost mental breaks happened while coding this lovely template 2 days of work went into this almost a 1000 lines of code 3 scratchpads, a notepad, a hastebin, a google doc, dropbox, and tumblr were all used during this project 2 days of complaining and questioning why I did this to myself 1 day of almost just throwing all the code out (because margins and padding suck) 1 day of contemplating why this was harder than coding a skin or tumblr theme 2 hours of crying tears of joy because it was finished That's all for this month's edition of the DA Digest! A huge thank you to After Midnight, hamylton., lucida. and starbuck for making this month's edition possible! Layout by After Midnight. Please comment below with your opinions and feedback. We'd love to hear from you! Jess (After Midnight) @daredevil @Artemesia @GorJesSpazzer! @finxter365 @ShadowRose @lady.luck @starbuck. @felis catus @Asphodelic
  11. I noticed this when I accidentally clicked sign up instead of login, but it gives an error that says "The CAPTCHA settings are invalid." so basically it's not allowing people to sign up to be apart of the community.
  12. Okay, I ask Kristina this and she told me to post here so I was just wondering if we could get dohtml enabled (if not everywhere just in the digest forums) or if that is even a possibility... Also is it possible to get a desktop version on mobile because as of right now I only have mobile version on my phone and would really love to switch the desktop version (I know weird request I just prefer to have my options)
  13. Updated with some new concert photos I took the other week, enjoy.
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