11 Things I Love About dAdeviantART has served us for 11 years already and, no matter when we joined, it definitely changed something for every one of us. Some of us have found friends, others received inspiration to create or improve their skills, or experienced changes in many different personal aspects as well.11 Things I Love About dA3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So why don't we take a moment for dA's 11th birthday to write a list of 11 things we love about dA? How did it help us? Did it make us grow as artists? Is it fun? What did it get you addicted to?
Your entry can be sincere and profound, as well as silly and fun - it's up to you!
You can only submit one entry, and you have an entire week to submit your list to Contests > 2011 > 11th Birthday Contests > 11 Things I Love about dA. This gallery will be closed on the 7th of August 2011 11:59pm (PDT) and we'll be rewarding the best entries in the after-party!
Even though the main goal of the project is th
Updates!Team UpdatesUpdates!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Things are super busy at the moment. As you know, we've been recruiting for 2 new positions into the CEA Team for a while. After weeks of interviews, tasks and presentations, we've sent out offers to 2 deviants who will soon be joining the team. I have to say that this round of recruitment attracted the most amazingly high standard of applicants, and it was not an easy task to make our final decisions! Over 200 people applied for the positions and it was really inspiring to speak with so many people who have such evident ambition and talent within our community.
During the recruitment process, we gave the final round of applicants a task to make a presentation to us about what they felt was an appropriate piece of community outreach that the CEA should undertake. I was really impressed by all the ideas and I'm really looking forward to expanding upon some of the ideas to make them part of our regular CEA projects.
Logo & Symbol Process TruismsIf you follow me and my work, you are likely well aware that I enjoy logo and symbol design. I don't consider myself the lord of logo design, as there are far more designers out there whom I idolize and have the process nailed down to a science, but quite frankly I think I've become pretty good at it over the years. So with a bit of time and experience under my belt, I wanted to share some truisms I've learned that I find in every one of my design projects.Logo & Symbol Process Truisms3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Almost without fail, the first idea you fall in love with will be one of your worst ideas. When you find you've fallen in love with a concept, let other people see it, and then take a break. Come back to the work a few days later and see what new directions you can head in.
Don't fall in love with your ideas. I say it but it's inevitable. You actually will always fall in love with an idea. But hey, TRY not to.
Simple symbols designed in 1 color work best. If you're designing in color when you start, you're making end-of-the-project
DT 2011 Army Barracks Raccoon-ConDT 2011 Army Barracks Raccoon-Con3 years ago in Personal More Like This
dt developer group is 100% remote. We wrote about it in We're all remote before. Well, what we did not mention is that once per year, we get to see each other (often for the first time), and work in the same room on exciting new projects.
...so we all decided to go to this place!
(it looks much nicer in HDR)
Among the many sights: A rare action shot of pachunka racing swiftly to the conference room at night, shooting beams of light and magic and rollerskates
Ah, Sunny San Francisco!
Ten years ago, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit.... Wait, no. That's not us. We'
You can submit to stash via EMAIL and FTP?!Hey Beta folksYou can submit to stash via EMAIL and FTP?!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's right, we've been working on making stash as easily accessible for anywhere on any platform
But how has it been done?
There are now 2 brand new ways to submit to your deviantART stash
Email: Everything has email these days, your PC, your tablet, your phone, even your Grandma!
Well now you can upload an image, simply by sending an email!
Here's how to do it:
Go to your settings, under the Apps and Uploads section
Enable the option to "Let me upload using email"
This will give you an email that looks something like email@example.com
Now write an email addressed to the email you have been given
Give the title of the image as you email subject
Put the description of the image as the email body
[Bullet; Blue] Then attach the image you want to upload
[Bullet; Blue] Now hit SEND! [:eager: by darkmoon3636]
Celebrating Deviousness - October 2011 Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - October 20113 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `Pinguino
Spider has a Posse
Ninja Penguin 5
Toorcon 12 Program Cover
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st
of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
When it comes to showing selfless dedication and humble attitude towards talent, `Pinguino is heads
above us all. Deeply rooted in the foundations of the anime and comic book galleries of our community, Pinguino has continued to show an amazing commitment to encouraging others to get involved and put their creative talent to
Excuse me, I thought this was a Community This is not in response to any one person or recent event. It is something I have been meaning to express my thoughts on for some time. However, I have lightly touched on it before.Excuse me, I thought this was a Community3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first 'surprise' is the word I would have used but I think now its more of a fascination and curiosity when deviantART puts out new features such as llama badges, cake badges, Groups, points, and so forth. There is always something of a this-is-destroying-dA (or the like) response.
I am aware that change will most always be met with some level of hostility. To some it appears that these features make the art mean less. I can't see that. The ART in deviantART comes second but is in caps - ART will for always be the core root of this site. Is ART all that defines an Artist? No, we are all deviant too.
It is the beautifully elegant combination of
that forms this sense of Community we have here
Emote Bookmark Project (20)A couple of days i uploaded a Emote Bookmark of my OC Syn and the response to it has been far more positive than i ever thought it would be. i've had numerous people mention how they have or want to make one themselves and people have really taken up the idea. So after talking to a few fellow emoticonists, i decided i'd make a project out of these bookmarks.Emote Bookmark Project (20)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How do i make one?
Its actually really simple and straight forward to make one yourself. There are a couple of different ways to make the base of the bookmark, each of which are easy to complete even for the less paper-craft experienced deviant. The tutorial can be found on this page, so check it out:
How do i enter the project?
Simply send me a link in a note or comment (preferably on this journal) and i'll add the journal. All of the entries will be displayed here though i may make them into a big canvas at a later date (depending on time and how thin
Head Back to School with deviantART TweetHead Back to School with deviantART3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We're celebrating the back-to-school season by supporting an arts education program, launching a brand-new deviantWEAR backpack, highlighting a talented young art student, and helping you prepare for a future in the arts.
Advance education through the arts and look good doing it with the dA Nomad Bag. We will donate 10% of every purchase of the dA Nomad through September 15th, 2011 to InSEA.org. With enough room to store your laptop, textbook, and sketchbook, the dA Nomad Bag is your perfect campus companion.
The International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) is a global community working tirelessly to advance
Devious Minds: DoItForTheLulzDiscovering what makes us devious.Devious Minds: DoItForTheLulz3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How did you first discover deviantART?
I first discovered deviantART because of a web design class I took with my sister and a friend. Our teacher wanted us to use stock for mock pages and we ended up finding dA. My sister and friend joined dA and I just kinda watched them. I wasn't much of an online type back then. I managed my sister's page when she made her side portfolio account and started scanning in her older works. So when I took over AssClownFish, I kinda already knew what I was doing.
What was it about dA that made you want to stay?
I just kinda wanted to blow time when I was in college. I just started posting stuff, to see how long it'd take before I got banned for simply being me. Turns out I'm not ban worthy yet .
What is the story behind your username?
Sit down, grab a chair and something
Join us for a deviantMEET in Paris, France!Come meet and mingle with deviantART admins and fellow deviants on Saturday, June 9th at 2:00 PM at Mecano Bar in Paris, France. We'll be hanging out for most of the day, so stop by at anytime!Join us for a deviantMEET in Paris, France!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Posted on May 18, 2012
Join us in Paris, France!
Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!
First day of spring in Paris by *melintir
We're back in Paris!
It's been 3 years since we've visited "La Ville-Lumière," and we're excited to make our triumphant return. On Saturday, June 9th, dev
Autumn Pinup &amp;amp; Glam FeaturesAutumn Features from the Pinup & Glamour GalleriesAutumn Pinup &amp; Glam Features3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Due to the nature of these Galleries this Feature is rated as Mature Content
Mixing well known, new and upcoming Artists
If you want to suggest an image for the next Article please note me.
See end of Article for more you can send me to pimp the Pinup & Glam Community.
:thumb258191893: Autumn kiss II by DarkVenusPersephonae Steampunk Burlesque 4 by CynCaelyx Magic Mushrooms by la-esmeralda :thumb262159448:
Autumn by celyneclown orange juice by sally-ersch Charlie - Fall Flavor by d2l2 Honey love by ideea Victory by ulorinvex
Nymph of Fall - 3 by lady-atropos Autumn by Coy-Creek :thumb261387947: Lady Fall by PorcelainPoet Autumn Oblivion by xApart
Autumn leaves by DanniDoll Autumn by michellemonique Fall Leaves by Zymmij Fall Leaves by omglolzamanda Autumn Allegory. by saturninus
Autumn by olushia-loosiczka Empty the skies out by PlastikStars :thumb258392029: autumn part 3 by photoplace feather. by Gimmickz
Autumn and coffee by photoport Autumn Girl by mnoo russian dancer 2 by markdaughn :th
Project Educate: Capturing MotionGetting shots of the world in motion is often considered quite a tricky art. However the times when I've managed that interesting motion capture have been pure fluke! But to set up with the intention of capturing motion especially where transport is concerned takes a little time and some helpful tips.Project Educate: Capturing Motion3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The most obvious and often forgotten technique that everybody knows but doesn't always put into practice is to position ahead of your targets intentioned path. Don't try and follow the moving object, predict a bit and get ready to capture it moving into frame. Otherwise you have the potential to be there..forever.
With regards to motorboats and people skiing or stunt cars, it's best to aim to shoot the action rather than the build up. Focus on getting that opportune moment!
It's vital when shooting action that you capture the motion for the final product. Setting sports mode on your camera will give you the chance to captu
Manga/Anime DD RoundUp- October 2011 Welcome to the Daily Deviation Round Up for the Manga/Anime category here on dA! Below is a feature of all of the Daily Deviations that were posted by the Manga/Anime Community Volunteers this month!Manga/Anime DD RoundUp- October 20113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
D R O W N by Piece5113 Girl in Under water by Ellsat :thumb260110938:
:thumb179833566: Summer feeling by Naschi White Fox by Harumagai
HAPPY Mid-Autumn Festival by shawli2007 Mirror World by goldentigers SWEET vs PINK by UnkaiTenshi
Dearest: by kissai 100 Trading Cards by nao--ren saving you from your nightmare by wolf118
Chronos' Dear daughter II by S-Gondolf alchemist by depinz Red-hot Winterly by EUDETENIS
girl by Akuhen Baby fairie by Nadou :thumb258116083:
NK by THE-LM7 A shelf full of sweets by Lancha commission-03 by LittleDog
Commission for Kotori-chan. by inma Touma+Natsuki-OCs by ayasemn Clear Sky by NaBaBa
Pisces by P-Shinobi PP: Halloween by riingo day dream by yocco
::Its Time for Helloween:: by Kirikana-Chan Charm by Hirukio .RISE OF THE DEAD. by Pae-kym
Trick or treat by CrackedFishtank
Come play the #birthdAyBASH game and win prizes!Come play the BirthdAy Bash Game!Come play the #birthdAyBASH game and win prizes!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Help celebrate deviantART's 11th birthday by inviting all your friends to your VIP party on the chat network in #BirthdayBash and have a chance to win prizes!
There will be 5 parties competing to be the best and largest! Will you be partying with Furries, Llamas, Ninjas, Unicorns, or Mudkips? Come play now to find out!
When Does the Game Begin?
The Game will begin on Wednesday, August 3rd, 3PM PST (Your local time here).
You won't be able to join the chatroom until then, but now is the time to learn how to play!
How To Play
You begin by joining the
Thank you Nasakii, Oh-my-goat and FixmeknowThank you Nasakii, Oh-my-goat and Fixmeknow2 years ago in Personal More Like This
3-Dimensional DD Roundup- September 2011 Welcome to September's 3-Dimensional Art Daily Deviation Round Up!3-Dimensional DD Roundup- September 20113 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Now you can see all the wonderful 3D pieces that got featured last month in one place.
Here are the pieces that were featured in September from the 3-Dimensional Art category, congratulations to all these wonderful artists:
Group Flight by Dave-DK
Group Flight by ~Dave-the-Liker. Realistic lighting combined with beautiful procedural texturing of the landscape environment. Motion blur used so well on the planes, it almost makes the observer feel that they about to pass over.
(Featured by KeremGo)
Xiamen Dream City by newke
Manga/Anime 72ish Hours Contest- Winners!Manga/Anime Seasons Contest Winners!Manga/Anime 72ish Hours Contest- Winners!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Last week, I asked everyone who was interested to create a magical character based off of the four seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter within a 72+ hour time frame.
Original Contest Details can be found here.
A total of thirty entries were submitted and noted to myself before the timeline was up, and here are the entries!
:thumb263237042: :thumb263232345: :thumb263205474: Warm Winter Enchantress by mashkina Summer Breeze by rocketrider21
Rosabel HARU NO PAWAAA by luckynesu Mistral Snow by InstinctbyLaw Summer Sprite by snipetto Alone and Bitter.... by FadingAngel213 Ice would be better.. by MettagiriSuru
Manga-Anime 72ish hour Contest by Neverominin Brrrrrrrrr by lalutra Maiden of Autumn by g-i-i Autumn Corn by APerfectDayStudio Rainy Night by phoenixleo
CE - Create the Spring by bread-doh Trick Or Treat by FlyingPandaGirl Autumn by Katantoon Autumn by AlaisL :thumb263
Devious Minds: CynthiaCynicalDiscovering what makes us devious.Devious Minds: CynthiaCynical3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How did you first discover deviantART?
Well to be completely honest, i had no idea that this site even existed, until i got with husband . He told me about this website that is dedicated to artist , and I took and look and decided to join.
What was it about dA that made you want to stay?
Its addicting !! Ok well it is but the real reason why, is because of how amazing everyone is. The people i had met when i first got on da were amazing! The more and more people i meet, i feel like im growing not with only myself but with all of those around me.
Also i would have to say all the inspiration i have gotten from so many different types of art, and the biggest thing is being able to relate to people, because we all have our story !
What is the story behind your username?
The story behind my username is , I want
A Brand New DeviantIDMorning Beta FolkA Brand New DeviantID3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today we've got a shiny new deviantID widget for you to try out
As it stands, the info on your page that informs visitors who you are and what you're interested in, is split into two widgets. deviantID and Devious Info.
This is a little unnecessary, so we've created a brand new deviantID widget that merges both of them into one!
Not only that, but the new widget will even help you along and make it easier for you to fill in all your info
How do I try it?
Simply edit either your deviantID or Devious Info widget and you'll get a little notice asking if you want to upgrade to the new deviantID
Accept that you want to upgrade, and *poof* you'll have the new deviantID widget with all your old data copied over
I don't like it, I want my old one back
Firstly, if there's any way you think we could improve the new widget let us know!
But if you still want your old widgets back simply click the "Clear Module Data" button
I said changes were coming...And so they are! Check out the beta announcement titled "Ever wanted to +fav a journal? Well now you can!" on devBUG.I said changes were coming...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
From that link absolutely anyone can see much of what's going on just from seeing the journal-deviation. All the new browse stuff is still hidden away unless you have beta testing turned on, though.
Quit Work, Be A... TweetQuit Work, Be A...3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
because your boss is a jerk or because you wanted to dedicate your time to something you're truly passionate about? That's the inspiration behind our newest project.
DeviantART has teamed up with a stellar production crew, some very talented actors, and some awesome deviants to create a series of short videos that we all wish could happen IRL. Watch above as our overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated employees quit work and show their bosses who they really are!
Not long ago, deviantWEAR reached out to the community asking deviants to create images for a new deviantART video.
We didn't say what the video was about but provided t
Cutting Edge Prints, Week 32/11 TweetCutting Edge Prints, Week 32/113 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Cutting Edge
The Cutting Edge is a weekly article showcasing recently sold or newly uploaded high-quality wall art products.
Since we approve each and every print that gets sold, we discover amazing gems every day, and we just can't keep them to ourselves! Check out these amazing prints submitted by deviants just like you!
New Prints That Left Their Mark
Premium giclée prints on canvas and paper available ready to hang!
Fine Art Preview
#birthdAyBASH Winners!The Party is Over!#birthdAyBASH Winners!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For those of you that don't know, #BirthdayBash was a contest that ran on the chat network to celebrate deviantART's 11th Birthday! Read more about it here!
Over 2000 deviants were involved in this game!
The competition was fierce and a big thanks goes out to everyone who played.
Winner of the Grand Prize of 4000 Points, a 1 year Premium Membership, plus some special 11th Birthday goodies is xDiamonx!
The winners of the 4 subsidiary prizes of 2000 Points, a 3 month Premium Membership, plus some special 11th Birthday goodies are SanguineEpitaph, moonfactored, dictionary-0, and BittersweetObsession!
Congratulations to all!
Prizes will be awarded soon
The final Party Point results are:
Ninja Party: 6203