Site Update: Message Center JournalsIn 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: Message Center Journals3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Browse Through Journals in Your Message Center
When browsing through deviations in your Message Center, you can use the "Next" and "Previous" buttons to flip through artwork and use the "Remove From Messages" button to remove each of those deviations. Many people have been requesting that this feature be extended to Journals as well. We're happy to tell you that we just added this functionality!
Pages on the "Journal History" Widget
Many members have requested that "Next" and "Previous" buttons be added to the "Journal History" widget to allow you
Spirit Week Features - Day 5 DAY FIVESpirit Week Features - Day 53 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry, a bit late due to the holiday.
Emoticons are amazing, but their usage is not restricted to chats and forums. On dA, another popular usage is in stamps. Sized just right to work in the confines of a 99x56 space, emotes make fun and great additions to stamps and badges.
Stamp: Shut Down by Silver-MoonNight The Power of Ice Cream - Stamp by Trillo-Lillo
Random acts of kindness Stamp by strawberry-hunter I Stare At People Stamp by renekotte stamp - Thou shalt not tag by criz Stamp: Requests Open by MissLadyMinx
Computer updates stamp by Droneguard I Support the EARTH by elicoronel16 You're so sweet stamp by converse-kidd-stamps I Love the Ocean Stamp by fear-the-brilliance
Pokemon by Toxic-Fox-Girl twitter by muslma Love to see you smile... by phillipant Charlie Sheen by ClefairyKid
STAMP: Support d4mnWerewolves by Emotikonz "Yay" stamp by me + Momma--G by BurgerBunny 10000 pageviews by ByPriorArrangement
Sorry, a bit late due to the holiday.
As lovely as emoticons are art-wise, no one can deny their core creation and usage: to help convey emotion in words on chats, forums, etc. A good chat-friendly emot
Random Emote Awesomeness - Volume 13Volume 13 in the series that showcases a random variety of emoticons: some old, some new, some by seasoned emoticonists, some by new artists. There's no real rhyme or reason as to which pieces are featured. Sometimes I pick a theme such as animals, other times it's just whatever strikes my fancy. Below are the current group of awesome emotes hand-picked by me (and sometimes a guest). Much like the title, this News feature will publish a bit randomly. Maybe weekly, maybe every third Thursday, maybe three days in a row--but hopefully at least once a month.Random Emote Awesomeness - Volume 133 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Random Emote Awesomeness
:iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :ohnoesbounce: by zacthetoad :iconnbsp: Raising the Swedish Flag... by SleepyZigge :iconnbsp: Lil alien by Droneguard :iconnbsp: :thumb123903794
Let's bounce - Opus contest - ClosedWelcome to the next Emoticon Opus!Let's bounce - Opus contest - Closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I thought I would have a go at hosting an opus, and have picked the theme of 'bounce'.
How you interpret the theme is up to you. Please read all of the rules at the bottom of this journal. But first, the prizes:
Pixel avatar from BurgerBunny
1 request from likeacrazyperson (full picture)
2 commissions from Zen-Violetbone
1 chibi drawing and 1 realistic from Bouncelight
1 coloured pony from nientje10
1 pixel icon from nientje10
Lifetime feature on EmoticonOpus
Feature from Synfull
Feature from Eitvys200
Feature from Kohaku0827
Feature from MafiaVamp
Feature from petrova
Feature from Firey-Flamy
Feature from Jessegc
Feature from rainylake
1 request from likeacrazyperson (flat shading)
1 commission from Zen-Violetbone
1 chibi drawing from Bouncelight
SPANK ME! For CharityThis was inspired from a few things. After the birthday I was playing around with my avatar and thought I might create a game involving it but then I thought of Topicality's recent endeavor and decided to turn it into something for charity instead.SPANK ME! For Charity3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The charity I have selected is LUMOS, which was co-founded by JK Rowling.
My goal is $1,000 USD
This will last until the goal is met or September 16, 2011.
For each person that changes his or her to one similar to mine, I will increase my donation amount by 10¢. For your avatar to count you must COMMENT THIS JOURNAL. I will reply to you with "Spanked!" and you are free to change you avatar back.
:iconmegaphonerightplz: COMMENTING THIS ARTICLE -OR ANYWHERE BUT THE ABOVE LINKED JOURNAL- DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE CHARITY!!! :iconmegaphoneleftplz:
For the avatar sized version of your opti
Amazing Emoticonists & More - Volume 35 Welcome to Unknown Amazing Emoticonists...and More. This is the 35th installment of the mostly-weekly feature dedicated to showcasing the emoticon creations of up-and-coming and veteran emoticonists. Be sure to check out the rest of their galleries for other amazing works. This article also features projects, contests, groups, and more, in the hopes of exposing them to new deviants and those not familiar with the emoticon community.Amazing Emoticonists & More - Volume 353 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As an owner of cats, this piece tickles me much. The expressions are dead-on.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ [Bullet; Green]
A cute piece. I love the expressions o
2014 Emoticonist Advent Calendar InfoWelcome to the 2014 Emoticonist Advent Calendar!2014 Emoticonist Advent Calendar Info2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This year, I volunteered to take over the project because Krissi001 discovered she was unable to due to time constraints. Bear with me, as it's my first time organizing such a project.
What is an Advent Calendar? An advent calendar depicts the 24 days in December ending on Christmas Day.
Okay, so what's special about an Emoticonist Advent Calendar? It's special because the calendar's days are filled with things made by anyone who makes emotes, or emoticons!
Who can sign up for this awesome project? Anyone who can create an emote! Skill doesn't matter, but you must be willing to commit to the day you choose.
Will we be able to do animated entries? As it's my first year and I'm quite unfamiliar with flash, thi
A Senior's RantRantA Senior's Rant3 weeks ago in Deviant Events More Like This
projecteducate is making an honest attempt this week at dispelling some myths about senior members of deviantART. However, I want to weigh in - as someone unaffiliated with the project - about some things. I'm not purporting here to be the word of God or anything, these are just my personal views, and my personal effort to dispel some of the misconceptions that senior members have about the misconceptions the community has. And foremost is the misconception that we are somehow obligated to be your hugboxes.
I hate to be the voice of dissent for the senior community, but I kind of get tired - very tired - of these generalization-type articles about the senior membership base here on deviantART. I've been seeing these types of articles for a decade now. There were, at my last count about a year ago, twelve hundred or so senior members on this site. Only a fraction of that number are people who give back to the community, or give any sort of a damn about the community; it states
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
CR Newsletter - March/April 2014 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - March/April 20149 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Table of Contents
1. New Volunteers
2. New Categories
3. Changes to the Daily Deviation Selection Process
4. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
5. Current Contests
1. New Volunteers
After an exhaustive review of all the applications for new volunteers, I have the pleasure to announce the following new additions to the team! They have been specifically selected to represent areas we believe have been greatly neglected:
You asked for it and we listened! It has been widely suggested that Journals be eligible to be featured as Daily Deviations. So starting today, the talented StephenieMeyer will be eagerly awaiting your suggestions!
OscartheGrouch will be taking care of Scraps and Storage to uncover those hidden gems that are truly.. hidden.
Emoticons Tournament - Qualifying round - CLOSED!Emoticons Tournament - Qualifying round - CLOSED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The main topic of qualifying round: "Important events of all time".
What does this mean? In your work you should to show important event in the life of humans of different eras, whether a discovery or journey or invention, etc.
Tournament table will be filled after the qualifying round.
Deadline is midnight June 12 GMT+4.
:iconweb5ter: :iconanmari: :iconarichy: :iconeitvys200: :iconWaluigi-Prower: :iconr0se-designs:
Qualifying round participants:
TheWritingDragon - http://fav.me/d65l6ys
tchannekoi - http://fav.me/d65qdq9
stuck-in-suburbia - http://fav.me/d66s48o
Ridley126 - http://fav.me/d67jqur
nikkittie - http://fav.me/d
Avatar Contest - 1 week extensionAs you may know, I like to change my avatar around every 1-3 months. However, in recent times I have been lacking ideas and would love to see what you, the community, can come up with.Avatar Contest - 1 week extension10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am therefore launching a fun new avatar contest
The entry must be usable as a 50x50 avatar
The avatar must contain my emote character, Syn. (Please read notes below)
All entries must be made specifically for this contest, with the final avatar for my exclusive use.
The avatar does not have to include my name. If you opt to include a name, please use 'Syn', 'Synfull' or 'Karen'
Entries must be your own work.
Syn has been in all of my avatar since 2007 and I would like to keep the tradition. It is therefore a requirement for him to be included somewhere in the avatar. However:
He does not have to be pixelled. I'm happy for him to be dra
Emoticon Challenge - closedWelcome to the first Emoticon Challenge.Emoticon Challenge - closed10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Every 2 weeks there will be a new theme and different rules.
Even though this isn't a Contest there will be 3 winners and badges for all participants. The main goal is to challenge yourself. The winners will be chosen by the participants (by sending a note to me with their favourite entry, you can't vote for yourself. If nobody votes then there won't be a winner). The winner will chose the next theme and the new set of rules.
But I will be the host for the first 5 Challenges.
"Love is in the Air"
Category: - Chat Friendly
It has to be a Chat Friendly Emote (width multiplied by height of the canvas can't exceed 2500 pixels.) (it would be perfectly fine if the canvas would be 70x35px or 80x30px or 50x50px)
You have to post it in the Chat friendly Category.
Animation: - Yes.
You have to create an animated Emoticon
Frames: - max 40:
You are not allowed to
Pixel ChallengeCommunity WeekPixel Challenge2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello! projecteducate and PixelChallenges presents you a pixel challenge! Please read and follow the rules carefully or your entry may not be entered in time or even disqualified.
The contest starts on November 4th and goes through November 8th. Winners will be announced on November 9th.
Work must be your newest
Deviants with ANY skills can participate!
One entry per participant.
Send a note to projecteducate and your entry will be added to this contest folde
Adventure Time ContestHeld by FallenUmbrella and BurgerBunny Are doing an AT contestAdventure Time Contest10 months ago in Personal More Like This
" So, as I'm so obsessed with the awesomeness that is Adventure Time and the fact that my good friend Lauren (FallenUmbrella) gave me the name dAventure Time (a very good twist on the word I think!) I thought perhaps I could use this to start a cool contest.
I drew a couple of quick sketches recently of how I'd look in Adventure Time and also one for Lauren, but I think it would be interesting to see how other perceive themselves in the show. So, the idea behind the contest is that you draw yourself as a Princess or Prince in whichever way you think reflects you best. Choose something you like, like Muffins or Kittens or whatever and then use that to make yourself your very own Princess or Prince
If you feel like making yourself Lumpy, then you can also do that too
If anyone would like to help judge the contest please step forward - but bear in mind anyone judging will not be able to enter. I
MonthlyEmoticonist - January (BurgerBunny) Welcome to the tenth edition of MonthlyEmoticonist for EmoteADay!MonthlyEmoticonist - January (BurgerBunny)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This monthly series of interview articles is meant to showcase the talents of the emote community that volunteer themselves to answer a few questions.
This month's MonthlyEmoticonist
The emoticonist that was interviewed this month is :iconBurgerBunny: BurgerBunny. A previous CV for the Icons gallery, her expertise with pixels has definitely carried over to making emotes, with 6 emote DDs under her belt. I was lucky enough to be able to have a few moments of her time for some questions.
1. Hey there, wanna introduce yourself to the readers?
Yeap, my name is Qingyan, but most people call me Amity. I'm half Chinese and half Korean and I love fried chicken and the colour turquoise. And bunnies. And I am a pixel artiste.
2. Some expertise in pixels is probably required to be a CV for icons. So, how
Thank YouGood morning/day/evening/night, my Dearest Friends. I want to say "Thank You" for All Awesome Friends and Great People on dA, I want to show some arts and say a few words about this people. They're Great!Thank You3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
3wyl on deviantART
Alexander-GG on deviantART
alexiuss on deviantART
annajordanart on deviantART
Bells and Smells by annajordanart Disguise - Textures by annajordanart
Anoya on deviantART
Freedom. by Anoya Strati. by Anoya Tigris. by Anoya
Apofiss on deviantART
skins set by Apofiss demos by Apofiss genesis by Apofiss
Atramina on deviantART
Smells like spring by Atramina Nippon no tame no inori by Atramina Tangled by Atramina
BerryBlu on deviantART
Das Kitten by BerryBlu Ice cream by BerryBlu :thumb21393
Commission Order Statusback to commissions pricing pageCommission Order Status1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Soryian PAID, Invoice sent
MysticAzelf , PAID
Ryan-Nichols x 2 special [large order], Paid, draft sent
Thank you so much for your patience.
back to commissions pricing page
Bounce Contest Winners - Emoticon Artists Feature!:iconEmoticonOpus:Bounce Contest Winners - Emoticon Artists Feature!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"Let's Bounce" emoticon contest had been hosted by Synfull in EmoticonOpus group in August.
...and, yeah, that is my promised feature of the winners.
BUT! I've decided to feature not the winners only, but the artists with honorable mentions, too!
Isn't that awesome?
Nooooow, here our amazing artists go!
Let's Bounce by Effervescentish
Noisey-motes Contest!! 6 Entries! - Closed!! LETS MAKE SOME NOISE PEOPLE!!Noisey-motes Contest!! 6 Entries! - Closed!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This months "Contest Folder" is Noisey! I'm looking for an emoticon bothered by (or perhaps making ) loud or irritating sounds! Maybe when the noise is too much, it has a quiet place to go to. $50 in art prizes is up for grabs to the best representations!
Must be a new deviation (submitted after Mar 1st)
Must have something to do with "noise". Feel free to explain if it's a bit vague.
Static or animated accepted
Must have at least one emote
Must be submitted to the Emoticon Gallery
Entry must be submitted to the contest folder by midnight 31 March EST (0400 GMT APR 1st)
Winners from previous month may enter as non-competing.
Entries may be submitted in other contests.
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in SpanishHelp support our application to manage .ART2 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
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
dAventure Time Contest underwayWritten by :iconburgerbunny:dAventure Time Contest underway9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The dAventure Time contest is now officially in full swing. We have only one entry so far, so please do take part. If you don't have the time to take part then spreading the word or even offering a prize would be most appreciated.
Immortalise yourself as an Adventure Time Prince or Princess! Use reference if you want, but make sure it's a unique representation of yourself in true Adventure Time style. If you don't know what Adventure Time is, OMG CHECK IT OUT NAO. It's awesome.
Any medium will be accepted, be it traditional, pixel art, digital whatever you feel comfortable with.
Like I mention above, any additional prizes are most appreciated, and you can still enter the contest and offer a prize too
So far, the prizes are as follows:
100 points from me
Animated avatar request from me
Journal feature of selected works
50 points from me
Static avatar request from me
Journal feature of selected works
August 14, 2013The featured emote for today is:August 14, 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Stalker Dance by BurgerBunny, submitted on February 13, 2010.
I like the way this is animated. It really helps bring out the passion that the red guy has for sta-- I mean following his own personal dancing watcher person. Yeah.