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Do you create Collections for yourself, or to share and feature artwork with others?

Vote! (23,239 votes) 208 comments
39,871 Deviants Online
Come out, come out, where ever you are!

Totoro by Qinni
Tonari no Totoro by alchemaniac
totoro no rain by Apofiss
ToToRo by starryjohnTotoro by Vermeilbird
Totoros and Ocarinas by Omega-Sigh
Totoro by Flying-Fox
My Neighbor Jake by rismo
Dysfunctional Neighbour Totoro by spacecoyote
Totoro with Full Moon by Twinky-Dink
Cat Bus stop by AndyPritchard
Totoro by lires
Totoro by sxan
Totoro by nakuruaki
Totoro Transportation: Catbus by KrisCynical
Totoro and Friends by DanielaUhlig

Mei chan is with mushrooms by cuongdao
Ride with Hayao Miyazaki - not finished yet by Duhokama
Totoro by jorgecarrero
Totoro by Helbetico
:star: :star: :star: FREE COMMISSIONS GIVEAWAY :star: :star: :star:
Ok, business is slow lately (mostly due to me not arting) BUT I thought maybe this would make things more active, This is a little "giveaway" of sorts, and the close date is now featured down below! Basically, how to enter is to :+fav: this journal, and you're in the running for a free commission by me!

1: Sketch commission
2: Icon commission   
3: Chibi commission  

:star: MAJOR PRIZE: :iconoctoberspade:
:bulletpurple: RUNNERS UP:
- :iconkikideath:
- :iconsekai300:
- :iconartman16:

Thank you everyone for entering! And keep a look out for further giveaways!

Some examples:

 Kagamine Rin: MELTDOWN by Neko-Kyohaku

In the depths by Neko-Kyohaku

Another 3 Deviants will be chosen for sketch commissions, and I will be posting the winners on this journal, and also note you about it.
This is a giveaway, and is purely random, with the winners being decided by a random number generator

These commissions are $50+ VALUE

NOTE: I don't draw
If you're not sure about what you want, and if it crosses any boundaries, tell me!


(also give me a watch if you are interesting in future giveaways)

Wanna Be In A Game?

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 12:58 PM
Well, now you can! 

Anime--Academy is now open, ready to accept your applications! Who would want to miss this?

I, Founder of Anime--Academy is letting you guys live life with many anime characters from many series! In fact, if you play long enough, you could even become room buddies with your anime lover/crush! 

However I do need your help. You need to fill in an application so I know who you are in the first place. 

Here's the application: 
Anime Academy Application [Blank] by TheOneAndOnly-K

Have a particular character you love? Write in the artist comments about it! I'll fill in the spaces personally!

Don't forget to follow the uniform law here!:

Anime Academy? by TheOneAndOnly-K
Please click the image! Different groups = different classes!

On another note, if this game is to get off the floor, I'm going to need your help.
As you can see on the group wall, we have a lot of characters to find appropriate images for...including a few characters at the bottom with no image at all to their name.

If you have free time to draw, even just one group of characters, that is enough to have you in my deepest thanks, not to mention the credits. 

I only need face changes and two outfits for each person, but there are so many people it's going to take YEARS for one person alone. 

Although I am picky, I admit, so long as your design in drawing is legit, nice and clear, I am willing to use it. 

If you can't help, say because of school or work, would you be so kind as to advertise this to others?

That alone will help this project sky rocket!

So again, thank you guys so much for even reading this, but please, help whether its drawing, finding or even just advertising...

TheOneAndOnly-K ~ x


Journal Entry: Thu Apr 17, 2014, 1:05 PM
  • Mood: Excited
In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New

CSS3 Options for Journal Skins

Additional CSS options for Journal Skins have been released! Journal Skin designers can now use the transform, transform-origin, transform-style, and transition attributes when coding their Journal Skins, allowing for more dynamic designs than ever before.

Change Log

  • The "Remove from Messages" button was missing from the new mobile deviation page. Fixed by yumeruby
  • Portfolios were not rendering properly on mobile devices. Fixed by ArtBIT
  • For a brief period, clicking the 'Add this widget' button on any widget while editing one's Profile Page would reload the page. Fixed by helloandre
  • Sitback controls were not displaying in Chrome. Fixed by ArtBIT
  • The Critiqueable page was two weeks behind. Fixed by elhsmart
  • When browsing a deviant's Gallery, the Gallery Folder links displayed underneath thumbnails had to be double-clicked to work properly. Fixed by ultramouse
  • Emails notifying of a Prints order being shipped did not include the shipping address. Fixed by ArtBIT
  • For some users, the Featured Prints widget would display deleted deviations. Fixed by duraseb
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  • Zoomed out image deviations were improperly side-scrolling, causing the scroll bar to appear below the image rather than the bottom of the browser window. Fixed by duraseb Writer
  • Pressing enter at the end of a link or heading would not end that link or heading, and it would instead continue into the next line. Fixed by Alisey
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  • When previewing a comment in the Forums, the preview wouldn't display thumbnails. Fixed by inazar
  • The Add Media tool would occasionally fail to load when opened on the Edit Deviation page, or when editing a stack's description. Fixed by inazar
  • When previewing a comment, the display would be inaccurate if unclosed tags were left somewhere in the comment. Fixed by kemayo
  • In Writer, the "Link" toolbar popup's "OK" button would get stuck saying "Loading..." after a URL was added. Fixed by kemayo

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us:
  • Deviants were generally positive about the change to the mobile deviation page. Some deviants disliked the absence of the "Remove from Messages" button; it has been returned to the top of the deviation page.
  • Feedback regarding the integration of Verold embedding was positive.
  • Responses to the Discuss topic varied, though there were common points of agreement between members. Several deviants mentioned organizing their Collections by medium or by fandom, depending on the purpose of the Collection.
  • Some deviants said that their Collections were to showcase artwork to other artists, while others mentioned their Collections being for personal organization. A few deviants mentioned using Collections for both.


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For deviants who are or have been Premium Members, have you browsed using Way Back? If so, what do you look for, and do you use it regularly?

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(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 38

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 1:03 AM
218 watchers
suggested by Gryffgirl
Our Own Space by frecklednose124Good Night My Love by frecklednose124
Magpies by frecklednose124The Cold Winter by frecklednose124

159 watchers
Saruman the White by StoryTellerFThere, In The Snow by StoryTellerF
But The King Had Begun To Age... by StoryTellerFFox and Hedgehog by StoryTellerF

117 watchers
Owl ride by mirenneLate afternoon by mirenne
Mushroom journey by mirenneArmin attack by mirenne

70 watchers
Black Wednesday Poster by mahogany-poulaineDrawing for a Record Cover by mahogany-poulaine
Inert Nakedness by mahogany-poulainePatterned Cloak by mahogany-poulaine

329 watchers
Mr Cottage by Wolf-SmithSky Taffy by Wolf-Smith
Miasmar by Wolf-SmithArchives of Lead by Wolf-Smith

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean these artists are underappreciated?
It means that for what they have in their galleries, they deserve much more attention. This doesn't mean they are generally underappreciated, but on dA - yes.

Where do you find all these people?
Often they're my watchers - I check out every user who adds me. Also, I'm a creepy stalker and look through other people's favourites. And group galleries.

Can I suggest a gallery for your feature?
Of course. Please send me a note with a link (not in a comment!). It may take a couple of posts before your suggestion is shown, though, I always have some (-404)'s drafted and waiting in

Tsuki's PM Giveaway!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 17, 2014, 3:13 PM

Art Raffle Time! (just Fav!)

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 17, 2014, 2:01 PM
Hi guys, I've decided to celebrate my time here so far on Da and my new premium membership a with raffle! La la la la  Since spring has made me very generous I'm doing this!
Two lucky winners will be chosen among the participants!

The Prizes are!:
Two lucky winners will receive a free commission from me of any character they desire, with a simple back ground!

So here's how to enter!
just fav+fav  this journal!

And that's it, nothing else required!
The winners will be announced on May 1st, U.S Time so you have until then to join! I will give the winners a note with further details.

Here are so example so you know what you're expecting!
Thief by Dancing-TigerRequest: Calla and Ellen by Dancing-TigerElsa by Dancing-TigerBase Ball Boy by Dancing-TigerOld Dog On The Block by Dancing-Tiger

CSS Journal Coded by FleX177

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Martin Garrix
I’ve been thinking about gradually moving my work off of DA and onto my various other websites. I’ve already shifted my Alex Ze Pirate work to and I’ve moved my deviations that are in storage over to my main site.

Now I’ve got one more feature to shift over and that’s journals. Ideally I would like to just start posting journals on my own website rather than on DA for a number of reasons. The link to the journals is located here (and can also be found on the top left of my main site.

This came at just the right time as my subscription with DA has finally ended and... honestly... I don’t really feel like signing up for premium membership again. I love DA and my success here has been enormously life impacting in many ways, but at the same time I kinda feel like I need to have my own site and my page and my own place, which is what my various websites mean to me.

Do not fret, I won’t be disappearing from DA at all, just that I’ll be focusing more of my energies on my own pages. Art will still be posted here, journals will still be posted here, and I am in no way “leaving” the artistic communities.

Just wanted to give y’all a head’s up.
  • Mood: Speechless
  • Listening to: Atop the 4th Wall
  • Reading: All-New Marvel NOW! Point One
  • Watching: Noah
  • Playing: Marvel Puzzle Quest
  • Drinking: Hot Coco

Fentastic Contest

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 17, 2014, 7:22 AM
Hey Everyone!!
Fenny here!!!
As mentioned in a previous poll, I was thinking of making a contest, and with so many positive responses, I've decided, I'm going to go ahead and host one! 

SO, What kind of Contest?

This is a multi-media contest. You can do literally any type of art you can think of! Can't think of what to do? Here are some examples!
Drawing (traditional, Digital)
Minecraft pixel work/ statues

As you can see the list goes on.

So, what should we art?

Well, I am being kind of greedy, and my main characters just need more art, plain and simple. Yep, it's one of thooose contests, sort of. There is one minor twist , but I think it will be fun- hopefully.

You are to draw one to all of these characters 
Such Fluff by Fenny-FangLittle Moosh by Fenny-FangSoft with Peace by Fenny-FangThe Great by Fenny-Fang
comm--fenny-fang by haselnusse(this last Guy is Doctor- I havent had time to draw him yet )
Also look here for additional images…

A quick look a personalities 
Fang- sassy and soft
Mooshi- sleepy and lazy
Pockey- Head strong and proud
Lilah- Sweet and kind
Doctor- Charismatic and clever 

You may draw or art them in any way shape or form (like even turn them into humans, or antrho etc)

So what's the twist?

Dont get too excited //shot
The 'twist' is your work must have inspiration off of a song. any song. Pop, classical, techno, wubstep- whatever. Just link it in the  description! Does it matter if I like the song or not? Nope!   As long as I can listen to it along with look at the picture and stare for hours im good! <3

So, what are the prizes?

If you look to the lovely right, there is the list of all of the main prizes. There are three to four grand prizes- depending on how many entries I get (entries= number of arts) You are allowed to submit as many entries as you want. If I get over fifty, the pony plush prize will be unlocked!

When the prizes are won, in case this isnt clear, the first place winner will get to pick what prize of the three (or four) then , the second place will get to choose one from what's left and so on and so forth.

What's this about a raffle?

Well, Im not sure I can get 50 entries on my own. And I would really like the opportunity to make someone a pony plush and get some really cool art!

So! If you advertise my Contest (in a poll journal, whatever) You will be entered into a raffle for a fourth prize. (which is either a fourth grand prize or the prize stated below) for every piece of advertizement you will get a number. So, you can get up to two chances!  

And this ends when?

I have not set a date yet, but probably some time during the summer. You will of course be notified when that is.  
Just for now, think June or July as the probable end date!~

Final Fenny Words

I hope this contest goes well ;v; , and I hope yu all have a lot of fun. Please read over everything before asking questions, but if you still have some I would be more than happy to answer them! Please Mention me in your entries so I can find them, or link them here , on my page, or through notes and I will put the entries below <333

Thank you everyone! 
And Good luck!


20 USD
12 month Premium Membership
If Fifty entries are made
Pony Plush Prize!

1st Place
+First Choice of Grand Prize
+ Painting
+ Mythic (or any other type) of Artail OR an Owline

2nd Place
2nd Choice of grand prize
+Rare or Normal Artail

3rd Place
+Third Choice of Grand Prize
+Normal Artail
+Chibi or Icon

Raffle Winner
Depending on number of entries
3 Month Premium Membership
fourth Choice Grand prize