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Do you believe that art can fundamentally change your sense of who you are?

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As a statement of empowerment and artist prestige, we're pleased to reveal deviantART's official poster for Artists’ Alley at San Diego Comic-Con – designed by the exquisitely talented Artgerm!

DeviantART couldn't be more excited to sponsor Artists' Alley for the fourth year in a row.  Our aim has always been to keep focus on those who not only make the entire convention possible, but provide us with a world of entertainment across all media: the artists.

Go forth and march with your creative brethren!

DeviantART San Diego Comic Con 2014 Poster by Artgerm

Get the poster!

Spread the word!

Arm yourself with the above image.  Plaster the poster on the walls of your bedroom or school, share the image across social media, design mash-ups and remixes to be submitted back online, or make print-outs and start your own local art revolution.  (The image is available for any use, as long as it's non-commercial and in the spirit of deviantART.)

What is art?

In keeping with artist solidarity, we want to hear what art means to you! 
  • Is art what gets you up in the morning?
  • Is it what you live and breathe?
  • Is it a way to connect with friends across the globe?

Leave a comment and finish the sentence, “Art is __________.”

'Add Media' functionality has been enabled for all deviants in this journal.  Feel free to upload your Comic-Con poster-related photos and images!

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.

Change Log

  • The Twitter widget for Profile Pages was not visually displaying correctly on wider screens. Fixed by justgalym
  • When browsing content in, the "Previous" and "Next" buttons would not work after editing a file's description. Fixed by elhsmart
  • For deviants with wider browsers, the search bar on the Chat portal would appear numerous times. Fixed by shendykurnia
  • The "Forgot password?" page was not usable on mobile devices. Fixed by ultramouse
  • The "Change Username" modal would not show properly after an error message was displayed. Fixed by ultramouse
  • Files in would have "Click to Add Description" included in their description, even after description text was added. Fixed by elhsmart
  • From time to time, an unnecessary horizontal scrollbar would appear on the mobile website. Fixed by shendykurnia
  • It was possible to enable downloads when submitting Motion Books, even though that would only trigger the thumbnail being downloaded. Fixed by DEVlANT

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Deviants were pleased about the launch of the Motion Book Tool. 
  • In response to the Discuss topic, some deviants mentioned using Scraps as a place to keep older work as an archive of sorts, while others mentioned using it for works-in-progress, doodles, or things they want to include in a Journal without including it in their main Gallery.
  • While most deviants mentioned never moving things from Scraps into their main Gallery, a few deviants mentioned that when using it to host works-in-progress, they'll update the main file of that deviation with the completed work, and then move it to their Gallery from there.


Taking a Hiatus

Have you ever taken a hiatus from the Internet (be it on deviantART or elsewhere)? If so, what was your reasoning for doing so? What brought you back from that hiatus, if anything?

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Thursday: ABC Contest!

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 1:31 AM

Hello deviants, and happy Thursday!

Thank you all for participating in last week's Summer Scavenger Hunt Contest! It's always wonderful to explore fun and different parts of deviantART.  

Here are your winners!
Star! Growlie26 
Star! hyenacub 
Star! plutoplus1
Star! IlluminatetheWay 
Star! Astralseed 
Star! WintersRead 
Star! DasGhul 
Star! TwilightPoetess 
Star! TanteTabata 
Star! HowManyDragons 
Congratulations! You'll relieve your prizes soon.

This week we're doing ABC poems! 

We're spending this week reviewing our alphabet and testing out our poetry skills! Your task is to write a poem or story in the ABC style!

  • Write an ABC Poem or story - the topic is up to you!
  • Make it at least ten lines (A-J). If you like, you can go through the whole alphabet.
  • Five deviants will be selected to receive 400 points each! Entries will be judged on creativity and overall impact.
  • All entries must be in Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM Los Angeles time.

An ABC poem is when the first word of line 1 begins with an A, the first word of line 2 begins with a B etc. For example:

An Amazon python
Biding his time
Came out of the tree 
Dangling by his tail
Evenings he spent 
Fearful and strong
Going on his way through the forest
He's on an adventure.. 

Isn't this fun? Happy creating, deviants!

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