Our Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads TweetOur Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Our Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads
Toward the end of April, deviantART released a community-wide news article that outlined and reaffirmed our stance against advertisements that auto-play audio, contain pop-ups or redirects, and promote virus or malware activity. Three months later, we'd like to provide an update on our efforts to block malicious advertising from running on the site.
We're taking these concerns seriously
DeviantART takes all concerns on this topic very seriously and immediately implemented a number of changes to reduce the chance those type of ads would get served by our ad partners. These initial steps w
deviantART Honors Spirit Day TweetdeviantART Honors Spirit Day4 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
You might have noticed that deviantART is wearing purple today, as October 20, 2010 marks Spirit Day -- an event to honor teens who have lost their lives to anti-LGBT bullying.
While this specific type of bullying has received a lot of media attention as of late, we'd like to bring to light how bullying is a wide-spread problem that impacts everyone -- regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, race, or profession. And the recent surge of teen suicides associated with bullying can't be ignored or overlooked.
In honor of Spirit Day, deviantART CEO Angelo Sotira ($spyed) took a few minutes to address
Cyberbullying and Your DeviationsThe term "cyberbullying" was first coined and defined by Canadian educator and anti-bullying activist Bill Belsey, as "the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group that is intended to harm others."Cyberbullying and Your Deviations3 years ago in Personal More Like This
While the actions which make up cyberbullying can vary depending on who you are talking with or what website you are on at the time, as far as we here at deviantART are concerned the act of cyberbullying involves a range of behavior from hostile and aggressive communications, to threats, sexual remarks, hate speech, ganging up on victims by making them the subject of ridicule or humiliation.
The practice of cyberbullying is also not limited to children, when perpetrated by adults toward adults these same behaviors are sometimes referred to as cyberstalking or cyberharassment but regardless of what name you attach to it, cyberbullying has grown into an increasing problem since the behavior was first ident
deviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate! TweetdeviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
August 7th, 2011 marks deviantART's 11th birthdAy, but in true devious style, we're taking a whole week to celebrate! Our original plans for Deviants Appreciation Day were so huge that there was no possible way to express our love for the community in a mere 24 hours. Instead, we've created Deviants Appreciation Week, and what better time to host a week's worth of community-oriented events than in the days leading up to our birthdAy?
Each day this week, we have something special organized for you to participate in! Check out the schedule of events below to come party with us!
In Skribble, our latest community contest, we challenge
deviantPOINTS: An updateOver the past few months we’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the way that members in our community have been offering points as payment for certain types of services within deviantART. We’ve seen all sorts of creative uses, from offering to critique your work for a few points, journal features for a few more points and my personal fav -- avatars, journal skins and any other sort of art commission for points. It’s been great to see deviants use their experience and skills to fund their super group upgrades, prints purchases and even treating their friends and families to their very first item of deviantWEAR.deviantPOINTS: An update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As time rolled on, we noticed a new trend creeping in. People were not just offering a small number of points for a task that they’d normally do as part of their daily deviating -- people were offering thousands of page views for hundreds of points, and there seemed to be no limit to the amount that could be purchased, or offered. It didn
A Trollface April Fools'! TweetA Trollface April Fools'!4 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
A Trollface April Fools!
Click the loot bag to get your deviantART logo back!
deviantART Loot Bag!
Trollface has been wreaking havoc across deviantART! But worry not: his pranks are of the light-hearted variety. Come with us on a magical journey to learn where he came from and where he's going, in a world seen through the eyes...of a Trollface.
Over the years, deviantART has been host to the best of
the best, shot right through the interwebs to your screen, from
that took the Internet by storm and even appeared in commercials, to
that's so well-designed a
Plz Accounts Database!Do You Love Plz Accounts?Plz Accounts Database!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Wait, what? If you don't know what a plz account is, you can find out here. This may also have you wondering how to create plz accounts. You can learn all about that by reading Project Educate: Plz Accounts by Krissi001.
Now that we're all on the same page, here's some exciting news!
HelpPlz.info is a portal to a massive database for deviantART's plz accounts. At the time of this article's publication, there are already over 25,000 plz accounts listed in this database, and that number is continuing to grow. Before this, deviants have been using journals and group blogs to store these accounts with somewhat frustrating and often cluttered results. But that's a
symbols we are not.EDIT: I've seen a lot of symbol hate going around lately. Plus since the symbols changed I figured it's time to update this journalsymbols we are not.4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
also my writing skills have vastly improved & articles weren't very editable back then.
deviantART: A community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose.
a diverse group of individuals brought together by a common interest: ART. We come from all corners and crevices of the world joining together in one common place forming a community, identifying ourselves and nothing more or less than what we are; artists.
We are not...
symbols. Each username followed by a symbol is no more or less than another. We are all individuals and people behind screens and usernames. Some of us with symbols, some of us with none. Strip away the symbols and we find deviantART: a community.
Enhancing the quality of your journalsHello, deviants!Enhancing the quality of your journals3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the last couple of weeks, we've been rolling out changes to the journal system, and with the introduction of the Journal Portal, your journals now have the potential to be showcased in the Footer of deviantART or in the Popular section of the Portal –- something that could draw tons more eyes to your work!
So, how do you make a journal that’s worth sharing? Even if reaching a wider audience isn't your goal, these tips will help you get better feedback and spark more conversation, which is one of the best things about our vibrant community.
megturney's Top 7 Tips for Enhancing the Quality of Journals:
#1. Write what you’re passionate about
Love black and white photography? Let’s talk it! Do you have a deep philosophical discussion you're itching to bring out to the world? Fluffy and serious blogs alike, the most important part of any journal entry is showing your audience
Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol.24Welcome to the twenty-fourth 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 July 2011.Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol.243 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Rest by DAV-19 ACEO COM: Gabrielle by AlleyCreek Awakenings by Toosan Gardens by Faelicia Yu by cantieuhy
miracle child by Tomiokajiro The Musicians by SiSero Angel or Demon? :colored: by Giname Poster 2011 by cicadella Kami-no yo by kunoichi-san
:thumb245473079: Paper Fish by manusia-no-31 Zee by indui Kiss my pain away by Nouin :thumb216382712:
Hollow Butterflies by d-oppelganger :thumb244338958: .:La Calle Del Gato Que Pes:. by Mako-Fufu snake by yingwu AT - NMR by 210793
Winter Princess by MaGeXP Repetitive fantasy by OXMiruku Butterfly by tiffa CR, Welcome to the Show by kuro-alichino +Maria+ by TGA-Tsurugi
One Second before Awakening by NaeNeko Osen Cover by YukikaChan Green Summer by Kyatto-san Miss Necrophilia by XkY Dreams of Butterflies by rinota
Merlin's Rainbow Sweet Shop by Jad-Ardat :thumb2171376
Celebrating Deviousness - July 2011The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.Celebrating Deviousness - July 20113 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
namenotrequired is what we like to call a Super Deviant. From news articles and deviations, to interacting with deviants in comments and the forums, you can alway count on Bart to be a well-rounded and active community rockstar.
We're inspired by Bart's devious dedication and delighted to bestow him with the Deviousness Award for July 2011. Congrats!
deviantART's 10th BirthdAy Bash! Party with us!Get TicketsdeviantART's 10th BirthdAy Bash! Party with us!4 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Who: You, admins galore, and deviants from all over the globe
What: deviantART's 10th BirthdAy Bash
Where: House of Blues on the Sunset Strip - Los Angeles, CA
When: August 7th, 2010 from 3:00 PM to midnight
Why: We're celebrating 10 years on the Interwebs!
How: Buy tickets online or at the door
Join deviantART administrators, leaders and familiar faces from around the community, and deviants just like you at the famed House of Blues in Los Angeles. With the capacity to hold up to 1600 deviants, this all-ages event will include a lot of creativity, a dash of magic, and a ton of llamatastic fun. Help us celebrate this truly
The Road to 100 Million Deviations!DeviantART's 12 million members, the largest collective of artists anywhere in the world, have contributed nearly 100 million deviations! Let the countdown beginThe Road to 100 Million Deviations!5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As a site that many different creatives call home from photographers to game designers to culinary artists what will the 100 millionth deviation be?! Will it be another Flash game to inspire Nintendo's game department? A Simpsons re-creation to compel a hire from Matt Groening? Something to inspire Shia Lebouf's next tattoo? It could be anything!
Bookmark this page now and check back frequently to see what will take home the honor of being named deviantART's 100
Original Characters At Their Best Contest!Original Characters at the Best Contest Manga/Anime contest!Original Characters At Their Best Contest!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to the official Manga/Anime Contest, hosted by AwsumZ, and Nyiana-sama. We often see a lot of drawings that get recognized very well by the community, however, a lot of the time it seems that original characters can sometimes get ignored in favor of fan art. Each original character has their own story, and each of these characters deserves to be appreciated, not only by their artist, but by the wider community.
This contest is held in honor of original characters doing what they do best, whether its playing baseball, drawing, academics, or anything else, as long as your character is at their best. How you interpret this is completely up to you.
Some simple rules:
This is a Manga/Anime contest, so your entry must be drawn in a manga/anime style to qualify. No anthro, no fanart. Only Original Character in the Manga/Anime style.
Both traditional and digit
Original Characters at Their Best Winners!Original Characters at Their Best Winners!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Original Characters At Their Best Contest Results!
On March 1st, 2011 AwsumZ and Nyiana-sama launched the Original Characters at Their Best contest after months of planning. This contest saw roughly 400 entries, and it was overall a huge success.
There were several submissions that were outstanding and made judging difficult, but in the end only six deviations could be chosen as winners, and they are...
Traditional Art Winners
Overall Traditional Winner
True Beauty by leinef
One year premium membership to deviantART
dA Accessory pack (depending on availability)
Go [pageview] blind.I used to be just like you. Pageviews were really important to me. The first thing I checked when I logged on to deviantART each day was the number of pageviews I had received that day. I analyzed my activity and the impact it had on pageviews. It was a significant part of my deviantART life too significant.Go [pageview] blind.4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Last summer I went on a trip and was gone from deviantART for more than a month. As you can probably guess, activity in my account was nonexistent and my daily pageview count consequently plummeted. When I returned from the trip, I logged on to deviantART and, as always, checked my pageviews. I expected a sense of dismay when I saw the extent to which my popularity had disappeared, but instead, I found that it really didn't matter to me. Because I had just had the time of my life and I was not about to let my pageview count diminish that, and I was much too eager to start posting my photography and catching up with friends and groups than to worry about something as inconseq
DDs: To select or not to selectHey wazaaaaaap!DDs: To select or not to select2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In my last journal I talked about my stance on Daily Deviations. In this occasion I'll tell you some of the reasons that make me choose some artworks, and the reasons that make me not choose others. Hopefully it will be interesting for some, useful for others or simply a good reading if you're really boring.
What makes me choose a deviation to be featured?
Such a simple question with such an indefinite answer, and I apologize in advance for giving such a vague response but I'll put it simple: Sometimes not even I know!
There's not a secret formula I have to determine if a piece is going to be featured or not, sometimes I really have a hard time making a decision and it really is a case-by-case situation. The deviation needs to STAND OUT, be different, have that "wow" factor. Unfortunately this is very difficult to explain. However ther
Update: Fair Exposure and Popular Browse Fair Exposure and miscategorizationUpdate: Fair Exposure and Popular Browse3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
On January 24th, 2012, we released an hq journal regarding Popular results for Browse. In this journal, we described Fair Exposure -- deviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results. Fair Exposure's goal is to showcase the most popular deviations in a variety of styles, genres, and art forms, without bias towards a particular topic.
Since the release of our Fair Exposure announcement, especially in the last handful of weeks, we've noticed a concerted, dedicated effort made by deviants, or groups of deviants, to specifically beat (or "game") the system. Deviations have been intentionally miscategorized in hopes of having them appear "higher" in Popular results. This has, rightfully so, resulted in complaints from deviants who submit to deviantART in a fair and honest manner.
CEA Blog: How to Submit an Abuse ReportHi deviants!CEA Blog: How to Submit an Abuse Report3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I would like to address an issue that unfortunately happens quite often in abuse reports filed to our support center. We've had guides and articles written about this in the past but we felt it was time for a refresher!
So what is an "Abuse Report"?
The Abuse Report category is where a deviant would file their ticket under if they are being harassed or was witness to someone else being harassed out there in our community. Not knowing where to go or what to do when this happens understandably only adds to the problem!
Before anything else, please remember that abuse reports are only for the most severe of harassment issues. Things like disagreements, debates, general rudeness one might experience due to the anonymity of the internet or personal drama you may have with another deviant are some minor issues that can be easily handled by taking advantage of our Hide and
Sta.sh: deviantART's Enhanced Publishing PlatformSta.sh is deviantART's new upload and publishing platform -- home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in between. Once you've uploaded something via Sta.sh, you'll be provided a special URL. This URL is known only to you and can be shared with others before officially publishing the work to deviantART. But that's not all! While this version of Sta.sh is fully functioning, it will soon also allow the ability publish to other major platforms on the Web in addition to deviantART.Sta.sh: deviantART's Enhanced Publishing Platform3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How does it work?
Drag and drop as many files as you'd like into your Sta.sh (up to 2 GB), or use the "Upload Files" button. Sta.sh offers faster uploads than ever before. Submissions will stay in your Sta.sh, and not appear in your deviantART Gallery or to your Watchers, until you say so.
Each item in your Sta.sh has a unique UR
Community Relations News - January + February 2012>Community Relations News - January + February 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Daily Deviations
2. Bi-weekly Critique Nights
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History
9. News from the Galleries
1. Daily Deviations
Recently, I announced changes to Daily Deviations in this journal and I'm happy to say that the response has been favorable. To review, we have made the following changes:
a> The "3-month rule" is now the "6-month rule" meaning an artist cannot receive another DD if they have had one in the last 6 months.
b> Daily Deviation selectors are limited to a maximum of one selection per day. This has been put in place to focus on quality vs quantity.
The hard-coding of these new guidelines is now in place (special thanks to ZombieCoder for that ).
These changes are part of an ongoing initiative to better our Dai
Our Favorite Memories and Moments TweetOur Favorite Memories and Moments3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As part of our week long celebration of appreciation and love for our community, I had the pleasure of interviewing some of our Staff to find out what their favourite moments and memories of the community are, their favourite deviations and what they like best about the wonderful deviantART community.
What We Love About dA
Angelo, Co-Founder and CEO
I can't pick just one, because I love dearly so many moments in the history of deviantART. But as I read the question, the first one that came to my mind was eating Vegemite for the first time with Justin Maller (+ekud) wh
Seniority Announcement - 11th Birthday EditionThis article celebrates our latest additions of Senior members in our community.Seniority Announcement - 11th Birthday Edition3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many others who deviate to be recognised in the crowd.
Today, we present to you the following deviants who have all been awarded Seniority as part of our 11th birthday celebrations. They have all been nominated
Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.Edit: Share with your friends on Twitter as well! https://twitter.com/#!/ZevImages/status/139572960288714752Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I know that many deviants have had a rough past year. I know I have. For some, it was the economy, for some changes in their families and loved ones, and I know for some it has even been on deviantART. We have all had struggles, but this time of year, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, is as good a time as any to thank people for what we DO have.
In this world of little, we all have something we hold dear to our hearts. Now is the time to say thanks.
So, what I would like to invite everyone to do is in the next 48 hours (Today + Thanksgiving), fave this journal to show your support, then comment with 4 things you are thankful for:
1 thing on deviantART you are thankful for
1 thing with your family, loved ones, friends, etc. you are thankful for
1 thing in your life you are thankful for
1 piece of art you, or a fellow deviant created that you are th