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February's Member's Choice Promotion!

14 February 2018 - 07:22 AM

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award by starbuck.

Please congratulate aurevoir on her member's choice promotion this month!


New Moderators!

28 January 2018 - 06:02 AM

Congratulations to lucida. on becoming our new UFG and Resource Moderator and steve harrington on becoming our new Off-Topic Moderator!

We're very happy to have them on board!


Dark Mark Awards 2017

19 January 2018 - 09:15 AM

The votes have been tallied, and we now present to you the winners (in red) and finalists (in black) of the Dark Mark Awards 2017!

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awards by endlessly.

 

Best Member Artist:
abhainn
lucida

steve harrington

 

Best Junior Artist:

ailhsa

Amortentia1992

aurevoir

flyingdove

 

Best Senior Artist:
adrift
Itsugo
Ursula

 

Best Graduate Artist:

.amaris

bewitching

hamylton

Newt Scamander.

 

Best Master Artist:

choobacca
endlessly.
wildest dreams.

Artist of the Year:
Holster

milominderbinder
miss atomic bomb

 

Most Versatile Artist of 2017:

beyond the rain
endlessly.
miss atomic bomb
Newt Scamander.

 

Most Original Artist of 2017:

Medieval
scintilla
starbuck.

 

Best Style:

aurevoir
azimuth
milominderbinder
paper doll

snicket!

 

TDA's Next Big Artist:
Amortentia1992

aurevoir

lucida

steve harringotn

 

Best Moderator:

abhorsen.

choobacca

hamylton
wildest dreams.

 

Best Graphic of 2017:

+this by azimuth

+this by bittersweetflames
+this by endlessly.

 

Best Gallery Design:

abhorsen.

awkward.

Newt Scamander.

 

Best Challenge:

Satan's Quote Challenge by cookie.
Out of your Comfort Zone Challenge by mockingjay

 

Best Resource:

Alison's Resource Explosion: v. textures by choobacca
Cat's Lightning Textures by miss atomic bomb
Cat's Star Textures by miss atomic bomb

 

Most Helpful Member:

bittersweetflames
milominderbinder

 

Best Requester:
Dirigble_Plums

 

Best Tutorial:

Cat's continuous banners by miss atomic bomb
Screencap Preparation: Jade Style! by snicket!

 

Best At Colourisations:

abhorsen.
hamylton

 

Best At Manipulations:

.amaris
azimuth
endlessly.

 

Best At Filtering:

choobacca
bittersweetflames

styles

 

Best At Vertical Banners:

amoretti
miss atomic bomb
Vault 713

 

Best at Alternative Art:

azimuth
snowdrop

 

Best At Text:

east of the sun

Lola.
starbuck.

 

Best At Colouring:

azimuth
endlessly.

saturn.

 

Best at Stock Use:
amoretti
beyond the rain
katharos
snicket!

 

Best At Animation:

Holster

seraphine.

 

Best At Partial Monochrome:

milominderbinder
Photoshopfreak
wildest dreams.

 

Best At Icons:

amoretti
klutzy_kara
nala
Photoshopfreak

 

Best At Black & White:

bittersweetflames
callisto
floralprint

 

Best At Critique:

beyond the rain
klutzy_kara

 

Best At Simplicity:

awkward.
paper doll
scintilla

 

Best At Chapter Images:

.amaris
Holster
callisto
snicket!

 

Best At Challenges:

styles

 

Best At Blends:

choobacca

saturn

 

Best At Filling Requests:

abhorsen.

milominderbinder

 

Best At Signatures:

endlessly.

wildest dreams.

 

Best At Texture Use:

Holster
Medieval

 

Best At Banners:

beyond the rain
endlessly.
katharos

 

Best At Composition:

Holster
scintilla

snicket!


New Moderators Needed - Advertising, Off Topic and UFG&Resource Arena!

16 January 2018 - 04:55 PM

We are looking for an Advertising Moderator, Off Topic Moderator and UFG&Resource Arena Moderator.
 
The duties of an Advertising Moderator are to advertise and affiliate us on/with other forums (graphics forums, RPG forums etc - meaning you will have to be willing to make an account (if guest posting isn+t available) on those forums and regularly bump our ad (as per the rules of individual forums)), to moderate the Advertising Forum (sort new ads, move around topics, clean out dead boards etc) and to regularly post challenges for monthly advertising graphics.
 
The duties of an Off Topic Moderator are to moderate everything in the Off Topic and TDA Rec Room forums, especially keeping an eye on PYLC and to regularly post Birthday celebration threads.
 
The duties of the UFG&Resource Arena Moderator will be managing the UFG topics, like checking new requests, making sure that requestors have permission to request new graphics, and that they are rehosted and credited after claiming a new graphic. Old topics and broken links need to be cleaned out if they are extremely outdated, checking new topics in the Resource Arena, checking for copyright, seasonally cleaning out broken links, updating the character resource lists etc.
 
Keep in mind that you are required to work as a part of a team with your fellow section moderator and the Staff Moderators.
 
Please also bear in mind the time commitment joining a moderation team would require (ie if you're a little less active you would apply for UFG&Resource, since it's the most quiet area right now, as opposed to the other two positions).

 

You are free to apply to more than one position. Anyone, of any rank may apply.

 


You can apply for the position(s) if:

  • you have a warn level of 0%
  • have been a member for more than three months
  • are familiar with the rules of respective forum
  • we allow artists of any rank to apply, but note that we want to encourage more non-master artists to apply

 

 

If you want to apply, please send me (starbuck.) an application via PM describing your reasons for wanting to become a TDA moderator. Note that we judge you based partially on this application, so while it doesn't have to be long, it should make us want to take you on!

 

Name:

How familiar are you with advertising on other forums and in general with TDA rules / Off Topic / UFG&Resource Arena (fill this out in accordance to the position you're applying for)?

Describe your activity level on TDA:

 

Applications close on January 24.


January's Featured Artist!

05 January 2018 - 02:29 PM

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award by snicket!

Congratulations to steve harrington on becoming January's Featured Artist!
Rodrigo has recently come back to TDA and in that short time he's climbed the ranks quickly, showing a tremendous desire to improve his graphic making skills.

He's also extremely friendly and active around the forums, posting in various threads and galleries, welcoming new members, entering challenges and filling requests.
Enjoy your month in gold! :queen: