The Gray Cats & Bases Feature, is art chosen from the front page to DeviantART recently uploaded. Why the feature has this title is the terming of "Gray Cats & Bases" is an unfair term invented in the site forum for art not worthy of being popular that always shows up under newest. I strongly disagree with this stereotype. The idea that all art shown under newest is bad and people shouldn't look there for great art. Guys here is volume 12 of the front page under newest a.k.a. Gray Cats & Bases Feature
Now normally I'd go straight to the art after my introductory part of these features. But people most of the time don't seem to read my journals after they've seen the art. So if you'll kindly take a moment to read these additional words not connected to the feature, I'd very much appreciate it.
Four times now I have submitted my application to be a CV, only twice in a truly official sense. Every time clearly being turned down. I want to help the acknowledgment of the art community here to the wonderful diversity of styles that can be shown in good art. I've submitted many times to CVs, DD suggestions, only twice having seen them accepted. But the amount turned down I've lost count about. I'm not suggesting art to them will-nilly, I only suggest what I believe deserves to be given a DD. Only once have I ever made a mistake in by suggesting an artist's work who had been awarded a DD within a six month period. But how was I to know that? They had their stats hidden, and I couldn't look up that fact.
When I create these Gray Cats & Bases Features. It may seem random what I've chosen to show and to a point it is. But I only display what I believe to be good art. There is a whole thought process into the choosing. I tend never to display the over common, stolen art, poorly created, or poorly categorized. Some art I choose may be mis-categorized, but not by much.
These features aren't created by contest winners, or flocks of people in the forum requesting in. These features are done I believe in all fairness to people getting exposure. "You need not ask favor of me." In who's work is placed in them.
To cut a long explanation short. I want to hear from you guys, why I would make for a bad Community Volunteer? True there have been laxed times in my activity here. But that has nothing to do with my dedication to this site. It is normally, always due to events offline why I might not be seen here for a while. I have been trying to encourage emotional wellbeing among you though comments, & the creation of groups to help the community. These groups being examples:
Held other features and a few contests, most contests however I normally host through
One further note before the art starts in this feature. I made a piece the other day, that really was meant for a different site, a forum. It explains in brief how many awful things have happened in my life over the last year and how I'd like to bring a little bit of happiness into my life to try and cure my emotional pain. The piece at it's end talked about how I would love to sell some of my art to help act as a remedy of sorts. Please inquire to me if you would like to buy any of my art. This is piece not for sale, but it is what I was speaking of earlier in this paragraph:
Also thank you to every one for all the faves you have given my work since the last feature
. Here is the newest Gray Cats & Bases Feature