Site Update: Staff Retreat, .Art, deviantMEETsIn this week's Site Update, we don't have any publicly visible changes, as our Devious Technology (dT), Product, and Product Marketing teams are all still at a staff retreat!Site Update: Staff Retreat, .Art, deviantMEETs3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
At the beginning of the week, the dT team worked on improving our internal development tools to increase efficiency. Then, on Wednesday, we let any staff members at the retreat pitch fun and exciting ideas for deviantART features that could be built in two days. After each feature idea was pitched, everyone from dT chose which projects they'd like to work on. Throughout the year, engineers primarily work on projects that are assigned to them, so sometimes it's important to turn the tables and let them choose projects in which they're most passionate and excited about.
The purpose of these two-day "hackathons" is to build and demonstrate a proofs of con
Culinary Creations: Still Life Photography ContestCulinary Creations: Still Life Photography Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Still Life Food Photography Contest
Still life photography usually involves a set up - planning and careful execution of a shot. Food photography in particular takes a lot of preparation and the time to make a dish or an item of food aesthetically pleasing. So I thought it was about time we had a contest involving all elements! Your challenge is to create a brand shiny new Still Life Photography piece that features Food. Now the catch is you must be creative with the food. Entries will be considered carefully and if you are taking photos of food that someone else has made, then you need to step up the mark and make it as unique as possible. If you made the creation yourself, give us a brief idea in the description of how. Utilize the descriptions of your artwork to tell us about your photography!
Start Date: Monday 14th May
End Date: Monday
PE Architecture Photography: IntroductionPE Architecture Photography: Introduction3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Architecture Photography: Introduction
Welcome to the projecteducate Architecture Photography Week!
Boy oh boy! I've been preparing this for a few weeks now so I gathered quite a few articles for you guys! To begin with, I will introduce you to the Architecture Photography Gallery on deviantART with all its sub-categories. Then we'll move on to the basics in Architecture Photography in order to help you take successful photographs. We will also see some of the trends around the Gallery with inspiring examples, just to give you a taste of what you can do and encourage you to give it a try as well!
Along with all these articles, I've also prepared interviews with remarkable architecture photographers within the community, but also outside deviantART! I hope you'll enjoy to get to know these people better.
There is an Architecture Photography Critique Event plan
Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty EightPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Twenty Eight3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
This week I spied an awesome topic in georgewjohnson's journal and knew instantly that it was what I would talk about for edition twenty eight. "Underground train system bosses are set to ban all photos under new proposals that have angered photographers.." You can read the full article for yourself here but I would love to get some discussion going amongst us all as to whether or not the proposed ban would effect you. I'm personally quite pleased that the latest articles report a U-turn in the proposals so it doesn't look
#S17 ART: What is it good for?I don’t know if everyone is aware of it but DeviantART have been petitioning ICANN so they can manage the domain dotART. This journal isn’t about that but it was something that inspired me to finally put some of my thoughts down about something that is happening to the Arts whose consequences are far greater.#S17 ART: What is it good for?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Spyed’s journals on the subject along with a link to sign the petition are below;
I signed and endorsed their application not because someone should control the domain but more because it is going to be assigned to some group or other and if that’s so then DeviantART seem the best candidate for the job. Last thi
As Enduring (and as fleeting) As the Gods:icontechgnotic:As Enduring (and as fleeting) As the Gods3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fri Jul 8, 2011, 7:59 PM
Lucifer - The Fallen by *RainerKalwitz
Marble, Granite, Bronze, Silver, Gold!
Early statuary depicted one’s god’s, and since the medium is
as much the message as the visual message itself – the medium had
to proclaim: This god is as forever lasting as this stone that His
rendering is hewn out of! But all that is solid eventually melts
away into the air, even the most powerful ancient gods and kings –
As the poet Shelley so poignantly noted in Ozymandias.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock’d them and the
The Traditional Through a Cracked PrismCreating art for those who feel a real resonance with traditional anchoring fairy tales, ~cidaq also draws in those who enjoy darker tales of mystery and films noir. As a storyteller who can create narratives in both words and watercolors, she often comes up with short stories to accompany her art.The Traditional Through a Cracked Prism3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thu Nov 24, 2011, 9:59 PM
cidaq’s paintings are unique and instantly identifiable as hers —
Even though at first glance one might think them antique illustrations preserved from century-old
products advertisements or children’s books. But one is drawn to look closer and see that a very
modern, very mischievous intelligence is obviously at play. The media of pencil, inks and watercolors
as well as the skilled technique and composition are solidly anchored in the traditional, but the
STAMPS TO SUIT EVERYONE, Issue 21well here is another article, I completely forgot about this today, been far too busy. Hope everyone had a great weekendSTAMPS TO SUIT EVERYONE, Issue 213 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb285665819: Everything is art and... by impersonalinfo IQ Tests are Too Hard by impersonalinfo FapFapFap by stuck-in-suburbia Stamp: Magical Powers by TheSaltyMonster :thumb286006749: Love geckos stamp by tRiBaLmArKiNgS a Writer is an Artist by phoenixtsukino It's in my head, I swear by AssClownFish :thumb118153019: A Warning to Others by Persnicketese ZOMG SUGAR by Persnicketese DA Name Fail by stasher-dragon I HATE HOMEWORK by stasher-dragon Monocles are awesome stamp by Sinister-Starfeesh Blind to Pageviews Stamp by ToonSkribblez Obey Gravity Stamp by SparklyDest Fangirl stuff. by PrincessFlaw Stamp: Butterfly! by TheSaltyMonster Quit life by nikkittie Mutant and Proud by woohooligan Support Love Stamp by elicoronel16 Stroke Mini Stamp by BloodshotInk I Earn My Faves, Thank you by stuck-in-suburbia SOPA or PIPA for non-USAians by Emotikonz Critique My Work Stamp by SparkLum :thumb287778128: Life by Bakerize Stamp: MINE not God's by Riza-Izumi :thumb286242763: I don't have to. by LainaofthesandLOL Don't get confused~ by PrincessFlaw Imitation Stamp by LibraK Christianity by So-Dae :thumb286839508: :thumb287655186: No internet by DesuSigMaker :thumb287547866: Make art not hate by DesuSigMaker The thin line... by PrincessFlaw ordinarily amazing by Zerke :thumb287913
Homophobia is f**king gay.I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.Homophobia is f**king gay.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.
I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.
We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.
I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.
I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.
I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.
I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.
We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom
The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
The smell of love by nihilist-0corroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by TylerFortierPhoto:th
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in SpanishHelp support our application to manage .ART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
We need your help!
We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyo
Collection: Nature's Show FishCollection: Nature's Show Fish4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Nature’s “Show Fish”
Koi are those “giant goldfish” you see in fancy little ponds outside stylish people’s homes. Only, though both are varieties of carp, koi and goldfish are only distant relatives. Koi are bred for beauty, exhibiting a wide variety of colorations in distinct patterns and “scalations.” They are “ornamental” rather than edible fish. They are living abstract artworks in motion, endlessly gliding in and out of new compositions for their watery “canvas.”
Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 39Welcome to the thirty-ninth edition of Manga/Anime monthly features. Each month I will browse through the Manga/Anime gallery and find some of the most eye catching and wonderful pieces that have been submitted each month! This month's features are from deviations submitted in October 2012.Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 392 years ago in Art Features More Like This
mage : caelestis aria by lackless Chocotan by Nachooz Kings by shrimpHEBY hh: memory by pancake-waddle Dear forest by Yokoshiro
Can't I Even Dream by Hubedihubbe Comm: Destroyed by futarinokizuna :C: Sabrina by Yennineii Choose the One That Will Kill You by EUDETENIS S.I. by aiki-ame
:thumb332876695: Dead Water by Kutty-Sark I really am - by Flipfloppery 121010 mcs by bara-chan Commission : Lunar and Nox by mrsloth
:thumb330413743: BJBB: Simulated Utopia by hen-tie Happy Halloween by llano Halloween - My treat by KPJ11 FIISH by EphemeralComic
:: Oriental Guardians :: by Sangrde commission - SteampunkTrio by namirenn Sewi by nao--ren Art Trade with Tocatchad by Yuuza Gate Of Hostilities by loxsiana
:thumb330627087: Silver Wheel by laichro :thumb330697229: Mirai Skysurfer by mysticswordsman21 angel by tandolcedeco
Lost Bird by wickedz :thumb33331
Daily Literature Deviations for Dec. 17th, 2011Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD |Daily Literature Deviations for Dec. 17th, 20113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Group Administrators | Affiliation |
Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
Daily Lit Deviations for December 17th, 2011
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations! You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one of your pieces featured by DLD please note damina.
We will include you and your piece in
Interview with FlipflopperyThe project of featuring comic artists is back!Interview with Flipfloppery6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome here and let me introduce you, Flipfloppery, who is a really talented artist with an amazing and interesting comic called, Awaken.
♣ Let's start simple. Please, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hey! I'm Koti Saavedra, aka Flipfloppery on the internet, I'm 27 and I'm from Chile. I graduated from animation some years ago and I was working as an animator in a studio I co-founded until recently, but right now I'm in the process of making my webcomic Awaken my full time job. I like creating stories and characters the most, so I'm aiming to do that for a living.
♣ What inspired you to make comics?
Comic FeatureComic Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
stopped my heart beat - page 3 by pikaole Plan B page 2 by Biffno
AWAKEN-PROLOGUE-PAGE 02 by Flipfloppery WmC - Dream of the Boy - 01 by Z-Pico 002 by rachelnetzer
IDFracture PAGE 91 by IDFRACTURE Page by KillerGoldFish-ka TINF: Landon's first love by bunkun
Old: Circus Page 1 by okchickadee 13pb 31 by tiramisu-soup
BBR 24 Follow the road by Xamag
Mediocre by kajoi
311th feature - Resources and Stock ImagesJournal CSS by Jamaal10311th feature - Resources and Stock Images2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
CSS best viewed in Firefox
Please visit the list of Maltese Deviants & Clubs
Have you ever wondered if any of your pictures have been ripped and utilised on other websites? If yes then you should sign up for TinEye
Would you be so kind as to visit srawberry-lillas blog? http://blog.elainevellacatalano.com/
are more then welcome
On the 2nd October 2009 Sortvind posted a news item which I would like to bring to your attention …….. How to make your uploads Stronger
:iconMaltese-Deviants: :iconArt-Malta: :iconMalteseDeviants:
I have decided
Project Porkchop: Vol. 390Project Porkchop: Vol. 3903 months ago in Art Features More Like This
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Spotlight Features - Volume 12A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.Spotlight Features - Volume 122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
On my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three). The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever. However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during September 2012. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit more love. If you would like to see the original piece I featured of each of these artists, please visit
You Be The Judge Contest [Crit] Reminder!:iconupdateplz:A little over halfway through the month, and I wanna remind everyone to get your critique on! There's premium subscriptions, 1,000+, devWEAR and features to be had for the winners. So check out the deviations and leave a comment!You Be The Judge Contest [Crit] Reminder!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are You Ready!?
You'd better be. I've collected deviations all month and now I'm ready to share them all. They've all been categorized and summarized and ready for your comments.
Comment on as many or as few pieces as you'd like. Obviously the more comments you leave, the better your chances are of winning a prize! But quantity will not replace quality in this contest. It's good quality feedback that the writers are looking for and what they've been instructed to judge your comments on.
A few things to keep in mind while leaving feedback:
EPIC CONTEST 02 WINNERS AND FEATURES!SUPERFEATURE ENTRIES:EPIC CONTEST 02 WINNERS AND FEATURES!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
give these guys a watch because they deserve it!
The Dramatic Life of Snippy by Kabudragon by alexiuss by :iconkabudragon:
Mr Snippy's life by Jaide-chan by alexiuss by :iconjaide-chan:
Life of Snippy by TheOrangeBrain by alexiuss by :icontheorangebrain:
The Hungry Life of Snippy by seabird by alexiuss by :iconseabird:
The Colorful Life of Snippy by Donda by alexiuss by :icondonda:
Mr Snippys life by Jadeitor by alexiuss by :iconjadeitor:
The PORTAl life of mr Snippy by gordoMedia by alexiuss by :icongordomedia:
Lots of these artists already won official RA collaborations
10 of these with most favs will go into a DA poll vote to declare 1st place winner soon!
(let me know if any super-feature entries are missing)
Other amazing entries that win journal
Spotlight Features - Volume 13A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.Spotlight Features - Volume 132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
It is widely known that many famous artists, composer, and authors have had the frustration of having a work they felt was sub-par gain huge popularity while pieces they worked harder on and adore sat un-noticed. This is the same for everyday deviants. I recently ran a poll asking for deviants to share with me their thoughts on this and share their own art. Here are some of the answers--the first piece being the most faved and the second being the one they wished had more love. More will be featured in future articles. To see the original poll (which is still open), click here<
Just spreading the news (KORRA!!!)Keepin' it simple: official release date and titles and all that (excerpt from the KorraNation Tumblr page):Just spreading the news (KORRA!!!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're so excited to announce two amazing pieces of news.
Firstly, we have a premiere date! And it's sooner than you think! The premiere of Korra will be on Nickelodeon in exactly 1 month: Saturday, April 14th at 11am. Get ready for some action-packed bending and the start of an epic new saga.
Secondly, if you haven't already heard, we are proud to announce the new official title of the show is simply The Legend of Korra