The Next Design Challenge Is Here!Introducing...The Next Design Challenge Is Here!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Retro Future: The Future That Never Was!
Personal Hovercrafts? Vacations in Space? Eye-scanning billboards? For years, people have been fascinated by what life might look like in the future. Perhaps no era's imagery was as dedicated to visualizing the future as the time period spanning the 1940's-1970's. Many of the popular magazines and newspapers of the day devoted hundreds of pages to describing the great advances in science and technology that were always just around the corner. See the Popular Mechanics and Popular Science archives for yourself here and here. This fascination expanded well beyond print, moving into film (2001: A Space Odyssey), TV (The Jetsons), and even
500 Point Giveaway #10Winners500 Point Giveaway #102 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How to participate:
1. Add this journal to your favs.
2. Write a new journal about this giveaway, and include a Mention of me so that I receive a notification of your journal.
3. Include what I do at dATrade. For example:
:icondatrade: is holding a 500 point giveaway! http://fav.me/d728405
At :devdatrade:, you can donate points for an easy way to receive watches, llamas, favs, comments, and critiques!
10 points = 5 critiques / 10 comments / 10 watches / 40 llamas / 50 favs
Go check it out today
The Savage Beauty of Gears of War:icontechgnotic:The Savage Beauty of Gears of War4 years ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING: Interviews subject to "interruptions" due to "disturbances"
beyond the dA video crew’s control.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be an artist working on one of the world’s hottest shooter games inside the HQ of one of the world’s most respected videogame development companies? Ever dream of imagining and creating the alien landscapes and the superheroes and monstrous creatures who inhabit them?
These exclusive interviews only from deviantART at Epic Games HQ with Gears producers Cliff Bleszinski and Rod Fergusson and Gears artists Chris Perna, Wyeth Johnson, Shane Caudle and the rest of the Gears artists gang reveal what it takes to make a team of sorcerers to conjure, capture and render pure mayhem for our videogame rapture. They deliver insight into what their journey was like from when they first realized that art was their only life path and travel
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 Journals4 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
News to know: beware of phishing scams!There is currently an individual or group of individuals who have created a fake deviantART login page, and they're using hijacked accounts to continue to share the URL of the fake page.News to know: beware of phishing scams!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please spread the word:
If you click a link that directs you through the deviantART "There Be Monsters Out There" outgoing link page and you unexpectedly return back to deviantART while logged out, check the URL of where you are before entering any of your details.
The proper URL for the actual deviantART login page is: deviantart.com/users/login. (Note that there is nothing between "deviantart" and "com" except for a "dot.")
If you find yourself unexpectedly logged out after clicking an offsite link, immediately check the URL to see if anything extra has been added -- this would indicate that you are in fact on a third-party website masquerading as deviantART. For example, if the URL reads something like deviantart.[som
Megadeth Design Contest! (FAQ added)Megadeth Design Contest! (FAQ added)10 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
MEGA Design Contest for Megadeth!
Judged by Dave Mustaine himself!!!
After two decades of rocking, the heavy metal band Megadeths mascot Vic Rattlehead needs a facelift and the band has commissioned deviantART to redesign him!!
The mythic creation of Vic Rattlehead is addressed in the song /Skull Beneath the Skin/:
Prepare the patients scalp
To peel away
Metal caps his ears
He'll hear not what we
Biz Supplies Logo ContestContest Closed!!Biz Supplies Logo Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check the comments below to read Winner Announcement
As promised here's another exciting logo design competition for you great designers and it pays the winner $100 cash...
Biz Supplies a company that sells and maintains Office and Security equipments is offering $100 cash prize to ONE lucky winner who is able to create a unique logo design for the company.
1. All submissions should be posted to Deviant
2. Then Post the link as a comment here or send me a note
3. I will then favorite them for further review.
Deadline for all entries is 14th June
Check current entries here http://shaiboy.deviantart.com/favourites/50219362
The logo concept should use a pictorial/abstract image or shape that is easily recognisable along with the company name "Biz Supplies" while potraying the company as modern, proffesional and reliable.
Beta Launch: The New deviantART Mobile SiteNote: Please make sure you include the Make, the Model, and the Operating System Version of your device if you are reporting a bug. This will make the process of confirming and fixing issues a lot smoother! Thank you DEVlANTBeta Launch: The New deviantART Mobile Site3 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of the most common requests from the community has been to update deviantART's mobile site. By popular demand, we just launched a brand new version of the mobile site to Beta Testers! The site is officially supported in mobile browsers on the iPhone and Android phones and tablets.
For a very long time, we've been running two versions of the deviantART website: the desktop version, and the mobile version—and the latter has fallen behind.
As we all know, the previous mobile site was missing a lot of major features. Instead of developing two separate versions of the site—a desktop version and a mobile version—we've formatted the desktop site to fit into a mobile browser. This allows the mobile sit
New deviantART ThumbnailsIn the weekly Site Updates, we've been telling you all about the changes that have been launched to deviantART, getting your feedback, and reporting all the bugs that have been fixed.New deviantART Thumbnails4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This change is a little different, since it involves a feature that has been in place for a long time. We think it deserves an announcement of its own, ahead of time.
The current deviantART thumbnails (the smaller versions of deviations) have served the community well for years; however, there's always room for improvement.
Some of the problems with existing thumbnails are: they leave a lot of blank space around them, there isn't a lot of room for text for literature deviations, and the thumbnails don't present very tall/wide images well.
The New Thumbnails
Now, we've created a new style of thumbnail, which hopes to solve a lot of these problems.
We've made all thumbnails bigger!We're showing them in tidier row
Site Update: January 27, 2012In this update, you'll find all the feedback from our last site update gathered into the Your Feedback section below, just after the Change Log, which will tell you about some brand new updates we just launched, as well as all the bugs fixed since the last update.Site Update: January 27, 20124 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
You can now share journals in chat by using :thumb: codes. - Added by $knightar
Some changes were made to deviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results (known as "Fair Exposure"). Details about Fair Exposure have been explained in this #hq blog post.
Fixed a bug in chat that caused horizontal scrollbars. - Fixed by $
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain?3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Earth. But
Site Update: New Writer Look and HTML ChangesIn 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: New Writer Look and HTML Changes4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New Sta.sh Writer Look
Sta.sh Writer has a brand new look! In the original design, the look that you were presented with did not match the published version of the Journal. The new look is more consistent and also includes the title field in the default skin allowing you to title your Journal as you write it. Previously, you had to title your Journal after you were done writing it.
HTML Improvements (Beta Testers Only)
Journal writers who use HTML have asked for more control over their layout and the abi
Czech Republic Designers On Fire :)Suggest Me DDs from Designs And Interface Gallery only http://my.deviantart.com/notes/#tk=YQ0dUQ9IZBReQFVaVV9EOkREWQsAUkVSXQ==Czech Republic Designers On Fire :)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
FasionSALON - webdesign by Wcreates Livre bookstore by zattrix Layout 5.4 by Gormal local bookbindery by aevel :thumb288572048: Sportovni zazitky by hokic
WERRNY LOGO V2 by Werrny Ubicom logo by Kimmak DMG improved logo by Fr33czfD sensesauon logotype by okiz
CD covers / Posters / T-shirts Designs
Fakt punk by earl-grey-tea gentlemen's club - booklet. by djd-t The thinking of masses by robin-janasek rEVOLver by simlik Retro 4ever by simlik Retro poster by simlik :thumb128853294: Poster: Victory Road by pelleron Hug me, please! by Samantha-dragon Rowdy Roe Deer by BramboraCzech Iibanez TS9B by skorky Egare by robin-janasek Seahorse skiboards by wondrs Knowing the future by robin-janasek ACATOR-ANTS by Flincus Posters with no idea by slovaczech Active24 add by slovaczech Funky bottle by simlik
Wallpapers / Typography Designs
Liquicity speaker by luckylinx wave of nature by Silencesys :thumb148415032: :thumb148778498:
Suggest Me DDs from Desig
When did we decide that......the best way to view a GUI is on an angle, mocked up on an iPhone screen, with epically shallow depth of field?When did we decide that...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't care whether or not it's an app designed FOR the iPhone. If you take a photo of an iPhone on an angle with low DoF, absolutely ANYTHING will look good on it, even a pure white screen. I shit you not. The details and reflections in the phone's body make up at least 90% of the visual satisfaction, completely taking focus away from the actual GUI. "But it shows how it would look in the real world." No mate it doesn't. My human eyes don't have the DoF of an expensive Canon macro lens, nor do I use my phone holding it at a 45 degree angle, and sat in the middle of a professionally lit photography studio. When I buy food, I don't need to see a picture of somebody eating it.
On the flip side to making otherwise hideous designs look like the most amazing thing ever, a photo mock up also makes truly beautiful design look like crap. If you've spent days on end hammering away
Creative CommonHello Everyone,Creative Common4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have decided to change the way I see my work on deviantArt, which result in a change of copyright.
Now almost all my works have a Creative Common copyright.
This means you are now free to modify and redistribute my work, as long at it's not for commercial use, and as long as you share it with the same copyright.
You also don't have to ask me about it nor send me a link of your release.
Now I must admit that my endless curiosity would enjoy if you send me a link to your results. Seeing my works being used on screenshots as always be a joy to me, and now I'll enjoy your modifications.
Some of you may be surprised by such a change after all my (foolish) fights... I'm ready to hear any angry feedback you may have.
The stupidity of others makes me realize mine...
- Bring back Megaupload -
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.Username Changes Now Available3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce
A Cold Shower...People aren't good or evil. People change and thats all; or rather change into something else. What matters is seeing and understanding what they change into.A Cold Shower...6 years ago in Personal More Like This
They're like little devils.
Overnight they become heavier, lighter, darker, slower, tenser,sweeter,harder
or more human.
New! Cubism Messenger Bag Design Challenge!New! Cubism Messenger Bag Design Challenge!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What comes to mind when you hear the name Pablo Picasso? That’s right, it’s time to break it down, Cubism-style! For the first time ever, we are hosting a Messenger Bag Design Challenge! We want you to create an original design for the flap of the bag in the style of Cubism.
For this challenge, we are defining Cubism as an art style in which instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from multiple viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. Often, the surfaces intersect at seemingly random angles, removing a coherent sense of depth. The background and object planes interpenetrate one another to create a shallow ambiguous space.
Your design should appear on the flap of the bag (below the zipper), using only <
The new deviantART muro featuring Redraw!The new deviantART muro featuring Redraw!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Draw with Muro Now!
Sharpen your skills and showcase your unique technique in a whole new way.
The Making of Pepper
Introducing the Premium Content PlatformIntroducing the Premium Content Platform3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce our Premium Content Platform
Providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. Sellers are able to set their own prices while retaining 80% of all revenue earned, and buyers are able to quickly get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.
What is Premium Content?
The Premium Content Platform was built to represent high-quality content — the premier pieces in an artist's repertoire of work. We encourage the sale of everything from comics or stories for download, to high-res files like .PSDs, textures, tutorials, brush packs, and more!
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
Site Update: March 1, 2012In 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: March 1, 20124 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
View Note After Sending
Sometimes when we send Notes on deviantART, we want to reread what we just sent or confirm that it was formatted properly. Now, after sending a Note, you'll be able to view the message that was just sent.
We've added a Stereoscopy category under Digital Art. Learn more about this new category.
Site Update: Comment Counts on Thumbs and MoreIn this update, you'll find all the feedback from our last Site Update gathered into the Your Feedback section below, just after the Change Log, which will tell you about some brand new updates we just launched, as well as all the bugs fixed since the last update.Site Update: Comment Counts on Thumbs and More4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Comment Counts Under Thumbs (Beta Testers Only)
We just released a new feature to Beta Testers that adds more context to the experience of viewing artwork on deviantART. You'll now find comment counts underneath the thumbnails of deviations -- they can be seen when browsing or searching art, and also display in your Message Center. We hope this feature will help bring to light the fact that there is a whole world of activity that takes place behind thumbnails. In some cases, when a thumbnail displays many comments, it can be a trigger to join the discussion. Whi
A Valentine Birthday Wish from +SpyedAll of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. This year for my birthday on Valentines Day I want to focus the love I have from my friends and family to build a WELL in a developing country. They cost $5000. And for the next 20 years this well will provide fresh drinking water to a village.A Valentine Birthday Wish from +Spyed4 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Angelo's words...
All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need.
I'm surrounded by very giving people, and I'm always honored by how gracious my friends are, but when a guy gets to a
certain age, you kinda just buy the video games and books and music right when you want them, you know?
This year, I decided to do something a little different for my birthday. I was introduced recently to a charity
called charity: water, and I love this organization. The people behind