DD Suggestion GuidelinesUPDATE > I am no longer accepting DD suggestions, please send them to current CV's > :faq18:DD Suggestion Guidelines2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As one of the current CV's assigned for Traditional Art Galleries, I am taking Daily Deviation suggestions - I can only feature artworks within Traditional Art categories.
How to suggest
- Send me a note with "DD suggestion" as a subject
- In the note, include a thumbnail of the work you are suggesting
- I encourage you to write a brief description of why you think this piece should be featured, but it's not obligatory
- If you wish to remain anonymous as a suggester, please let me know ahead of time
Personal process of going through my suggestions
- Before suggesting, make sure the artist hasn't already received a Daily Deviation within the past 6 months.
- You don't need to suggest more than one piece, I will always look at the entire
Site Update: Happy Holidays!What's NewSite Update: Happy Holidays!1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Help Desk Holiday Closure
The Help Desk will officially be closed from Tuesday, December 24th to Wednesday, January 1st for the holidays. However, some deviantART staff members will be handling tickets for limited hours during this time, with higher priority tickets being addressed first.
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Please note: due to the holiday closure, there will not be a Site Update posted next week. We will be back on the first Thursday of 2014!
Winter landscape 23. Watercolour. by alartstudio
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Site Update: More Like This UpdatesIn 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.Site Update: More Like This Updates2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
More Like This Updates
Last week, More Like This was launched to Premium Members, with a limited preview open to all deviants. This week, we're pleased to inform you that the limited preview open to all members has been expanded beyond just Popular deviations, allowing you to try More Like This on even more deviations.
We've also been working on some changes to the Br
The Stock Market - No. 1The Stock Market - No. 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
1967 - I.
BRINGING IT TO LIFE by Xaomi
FRUITS OF OUR LABOR by CharleneApril
ON MY MIND by Sangelus
Collection: Laundry DayCollection: Laundry Day2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
From the clothesline strung across the backyard, to the college dorm laundry rooms, to the inner city all-night Laundromats, we all have our memories that begin with helping Mom with Laundry Day, that task that soon became ours alone upon taking flight from the family nest. Laundry day can evoke warm memories of family unity, or cold memories of aching separation and loneliness, the softness of a stack of fresh towels or the hardness of city sidewalks, depending on the time in you life you are remembering. Here is a collection of deviations evoking the full range of Laundry Day duality.
Sales StatisticsAs part of an initiative to consolidate features and make deviantART more user-friendly, the statistics system for Prints has been ported into the My Earnings page!Sales Statistics2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Stats for Prints have been ported into the Earnings page to make them more readily accessible. In addition, stats for Premium Content and Commissions have been incorporated as well, so you can easily track sales for your Prints and downloads all from one page. You can sort statistics by date or by sale to find what information you're looking for.
Try it out!
You can view your sales stats by visiting your Earnings page! Any feedback you have can be left on this article. If you encounter any bugs or other issues, please file them in the #devBUG Issue Tracker, under the Sales Statistics proje
Apparel Collection: Sunset BurnerThe celebration of letterforms is a timeless and globally universal art form. When pushed towards the abstract, the individual letters become more about the overall shape than the words they form or meaning. The graphic becomes about the marriage between the whole design and composition and the letterforms seemingly hidden in plain sight.Apparel Collection: Sunset Burner2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contemporary graffiti is often done in this style. As you may know, artistic graffiti is powerful global art movement where artists choose more non-traditional ways to execute pieces and more publicly accessible places to display their artwork.
This specific piece is done in a linear Wildstyle fashion and symbolizes the wearer’s proclivity for pushing the boundaries of abstraction and taking risks with their work. In this garment, you can feel free to take your style, put it in a blender, and mix it up with your inspirations, influences, surroundings, and emotions. Pour this concoction into a cup and paint with it, do the unexpected
Site Update: Improving More Like ThisIn 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.Site Update: Improving More Like This2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Help Improve More Like This
In October, More Like This was launched to all Premium Members, with an additional limited preview open to all deviantART members. If you've used More Like This, you may have noticed that sometimes you might stumble upon results that aren't as accurate as other results. Today, we're giving the community the ability to improve those More Like This results!
While using More Like This, if you run into results that aren't as
Absolute logical proof that god doesn't existBear with me, this is kind of complicated:Absolute logical proof that god doesn't exist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A. God is, by definition, illogical.
Therefore B. God can not (and does not) exist.
Wow, mind blowing huh? It's just so involved and complex. And it assumes so many premises! (It assumes one premise) But I assure you, the logic is perfectly valid and irrefutable.
Now, while the logic is perfect and irrefutable, you could possibly argue with the premise (Anybody have a definition of a god that is not illogical? If you do, then please do share.), but provided A, then B. God can not and does not exist. If A. is true, B. is true. If A. is not true, B. may or may not be true.
If you have an alternative definition of a god which isn't illogical, I would:
1. Like to shake your hand. You are a very rare breed: a logical theist. I can count on one hand how many I have met.
2. Be happy to have a civil and logical conversation with you on the matter.
Here are som
A question for the Vampire Chronicles fansOkay so, I have seen a lot of pics and read some drabbles and fanfictions where Armand is playing with a video camera or is making videos of Daniel. My question is: Does Armand have a thing for the camera or anything? xDA question for the Vampire Chronicles fans2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me tell you at this point that I have just started reading the Vampire Armand and none of the rest of the books yet (but of course I will!!!). So, I don't know if anything is said in the books about Armand loving the camera so much or anything.
Site Update: Group Comment Messages, Group WidgetsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing 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.Site Update: Group Comment Messages, Group Widgets3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Group Journal Comment Messages for Admins
Over the past few months, many members have been asking to bring back the feature where Group admins receive Message Center notifications when members comment on their Groups' journals. This week, we brought back this functionality and messages will now be appearing for all new comments.
Group journal messages will appear for all users who have administrative powers over that Group's journal. For example, if the "Contributors" admin class is set to 'Can
Site Update: More Like This, Enhanced BrowsingIn 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.Site Update: More Like This, Enhanced Browsing2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
More Like This (Beta)
DeviantART is proud to announce More Like This - a new way to explore deviantART. When you find a piece of artwork that you love, More Like This surfaces related artwork, artists, and Collections. With More Like This and our other new browse upgrades, deep-diving through the deviantART community's diverse collection of over 200 million deviations just got better.
PE: Dealing with a negative feedbackPE: Dealing with a negative feedbackPE: Dealing with a negative feedback2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"To escape criticism - do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
Everyone wants to be praised for their work. It's the extremely rare individual who creates things and doesn't care how they're received. Dealing with criticism can be painful, but at the same time enormously helpful.
Let's begin with understanding the function that positive and negative feedback serve. Positive feedback (pointing out things you did WELL) increases commitment to the work you do, by enhancing your experience and your confidence, white Negative feedback (pointing out things you did WRONG), on the other hand, is informative - it tells you where you need to spend your effort, and offers insight into how you might improve.
With that being said, positive and negative feedback are affective and motivate differently, their impact varies from different peop
12 Days of Vampire Chronicles…on the 12th day of Christmas, Anne Rice gave to me…12 Days of Vampire Chronicles2 years ago in Personal More Like This
12 dolls for Claudia
11 angry elders
10 homoerotic vampire books
9 songs by The Vampire Lestat
8 demons sent my Menoch
7 rats killed by Louis
6 furious witches
5 prostitutes in an alley
4 yellow canaries
3 fledglings fighting
2 new lovers
and 1 Lestat admiring himself in the mirror
PE: Presentation mattersPresentation mattersPE: Presentation matters2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's not just the artwork that tells you something about it's creator - on the internet, the way you present it is at least equally as important. Your painting can be a masterpiece, hanged in a local gallery, but as long as you post a blurry, badly cropped picture named "1564873" along with "..." in an artist's description, nobody will ever bother visiting your gallery. Creating a nice, representative profile page and setting a certain visual quality standard takes extra time and effort, but if you really care for your work (even if it's just a hobby), you should treat it with some respect.
I've already written a related article called The power of context that tried to explain how to place your work in a context in order to better connect with your audience, this one is focused
Collection: Each Chapter's EndCollection: Each Chapter's End3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Each Chapter’s End
Context is everything. The same photographs and paintings of airport terminals and train compartments and subway platforms that seem so cold and forbidding in contemplation of one’s traveling out into the world, somehow become reassuring in their hard functionality and durability – when thought of as the pathway to the journey back home. Faces of travelers photographed in airports often exhibit muted “Mona Lisa smiles,” masking the direction (to or away from home) that they are headed.
Smileys and Emoticons:iconmv1plz::iconmv2plz::iconmv3plz::iconmv4plz::iconmv5plz::iconmv6plz::iconmv7plz::iconmv8plz:Smileys and Emoticons4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lately, I´ve been asked a lot how to use smileys and where to find them-
so here´s a guide a guide and some to begin with!
You use smileys and emoticons by writing :icon((insert the name here)):
For example: [Bullet; White][Bullet; Red][Bullet; White][Bullet; Red][Bullet; White]
You want to use this one -->:iconpinkballoonplz:
[Bullet; Blue] 1) Click on it or rightclick and open it in a new tab -->
This will open it´s page, so you can read the name clearly and find some more smileys
[Bullet; Blue] 2) Type : icon pinkballoonplz : Without the spaces!
[Bullet; Blue] 3) ??????
[Bullet; Blue] 4) --> :iconpinkballoonplz:
So here you got a few series - I´ll
Passion for Art'Passion', I use to hear this word from lips of people that love what they do, from people that work hard, from people with ideals. They don't need to look weird or fantastic, wise or intelectual, they are just normal people. People that are in love with their work.Passion for Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
'Passion', like when we drew for first time, when we were kids taking a notebook trying to fill these pages with our heroes, the things we wanted, we dreamed, our house, our family, our pets, etc.
'Passion' like first time somebody broke our heart and just a piece of paper and a pencil could console us. Like when our parents argued and we felt so frustrated having nothing to do just to define our rage in some doodles.
It's like something that comes from us without asking for permission, it just appears and burns, we don't search for it, it is something that we "suffer" but is according to our actions, our work, our effort. it is stimulated for the things that move us.
I hated art many times and I loved
Origins of Eddsworld [WORDSWORDSWORDS]You asked for it, you got it. No, it's not f**king waffles.Origins of Eddsworld [WORDSWORDSWORDS]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Even before i animated, i always had a habit of drawing friends into comics. In secondary school i would draw them all the time, if just to get a quick laugh or to insult another. Originally my group of friends in school were he cast of what i called 'Edd's World', most likely inspired by Wayne's World. Eventually i started using the internet more often and started using Neopets with Matt and others, which lead to me making a Guild and then a Guild website.. and that Guild was called 'Edd's Kill-a-thon'... yeah. A few weeks later after some angry threats, the admins removed my guild for having too violent of a title. So i made a new one and called it 'Edd's World' with a lame little Geocities webpage linking to cool stuff and funny pictures. Soon i started using an animated gif maker to make very bad anmated gif stories, mainly about stickmen dying and farts and what not. When i finally found a place to submit them (www.sfdt.c
5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
Free Premium Membership Day!It's Free Premium Membership Day!Free Premium Membership Day!1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving all deviantART members exclusive access to Premium Member features, and we invite you to take advantage of this rare opportunity!
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You may not have a user symbol, but for 24 hours, your account has been granted most of the privileges of a Premium Member! The day is a piñata that has been burst open and now there's candy everywhere! Grab all we have to offer, and enjoy your delicious treats!
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Tomb Raider Reborn ContestTomb Raider RebornTomb Raider Reborn Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.
dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack Add To CartdA PRO Digital Artist Backpack4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Fairy Tale Feature # 1.1Fairy Tale Feature # 1.11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future."
ABBA - I have a dream
THE LITTLE MERMAID
Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep [and] in the deepest spot of all, stands the castle of the Sea King.
The Mer King by Chenzan