pro tip: me.deviantart.comwe have this cool feature that may not be very well known...
if you go to me.deviantart.com you will land on the profile page of the account you're currently logged into.
(if you aren't logged into any account, to our frontpage you go)
it even works with any profile sub-page, like me.deviantart.com/journal/ or .../prints/ or .../gallery/ etc. which will direct the clicker to their own journal or store or gallery.
your newest deviation? me.deviantart.com/latest/
neat and simple, right? we originally implemented that to make it easier for us to link deviants to their own pages in our FAQs, but of course anyone can use it.
sadly it can be and is being abused, too.
you may have seen those stupid "worst artist on deviantart [link]" signatures, which upon clicking the link take you to your own profile.
while you may be lead to believe that you are being targeted by such half-witted prankster, simply hovering over that link and taking a glance at your br
CEA Blog: Mature ContentHey guys, today I want to talk about Mature Content on deviantART and hopefully clear up some misconceptions that exist around it. For those of you eager to look at some boobs and hot male torsos, I'm afraid I won't be including any here .CEA Blog: Mature Content3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
How the mature content filter works
All members over the age of 18 can choose to enable or disable the mature content filter to suit their needs. All members with a registered date of birth under the age of 18 have the mature content filter locked on and can not disable it. All logged out visitors have the mature content filter enabled and can not disable it.
The mature content filter is split in to two types, strict and warning. The strict filter is completely voluntary and prevents any deviant with the mature content filter on from accessing the work. The general or warning filter is the standard mature content tag and will remove the image from immediate view when browsing and place an warning page on the devi
A Copyright Briefing (New Updates 3/5/13)I am not a lawyer. I do not know everything there is to know about copyright law and cannot assist you with legal matters. I have studied copyright extensively and written many DMCA Takedown Requests for myself to successfully get the illegal use of my work stopped. This article is in no way comprehensive. It does not include 100% detail on copyright laws. If you want more information or just want to browse more of my writing on copyrights, please go here.A Copyright Briefing (New Updates 3/5/13)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Copyright and "Theft"
Why sharing can be illegal.
There is quite a bit of confusion about copyright law, the DMCA, fair use, de minimus, etc. And rightly so. I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt when I come across what appears to be a "theft" issue. Even people in the United States, the home of the DMCA and one of the strongest supporters of
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
Handling and preventing chargebacks (for artists)Some more informational materials I've written:Handling and preventing chargebacks (for artists)9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
PSA about taxes
Solution to commission chargebacks
Tracing on DA
Get stolen art removed
Note: This post is primarily for US-based artists.
With all of the scamming that's going on recently, it's becoming more and more important to vet your buyer to ensure they are who they say they are on their PayPal account. It's no mystery that PayPal doesn't care about their sellers, and even less about sellers who sell digital content. An unauthorized transaction dispute can
What is Spam? How do I report it?Hi guys, you may have noticed the hq blog that we posted a short while ago talking about our ongoing efforts regarding spam. Well, today I’d like to discuss what we consider spam to be and and how we would like you to report this to us.What is Spam? How do I report it?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is spam? A brief history.
Spam is the Internet equivalent of junk mail you may receive in your post advertising some product or telling you that you might be the winner of a large jackpot prize. Typically this content is low level advertising sent out in bulk aimed at getting the attention of a handful of individuals. It often has some level of truth but often also has copious amounts of small print that say you must be no taller than 5 foot 10 but no shorter than 5 foot 9, you must have brown hair and wear your footwear on the wrong feet.
With the advent of the Internet and email mailing lists in particular, sending out this sor
Few words about art-thieves.Hi!Few words about art-thieves.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My dear watchers, I really appreciate your support when it comes to fight against art-thieves.
But I bet there are also many people whose thoughs can be interpretted like "why is she so hysterical about it?". Some people say, that the fact, that some photo is worth stealing, is a kind of compliment.
Ok, so let me present my point.
At first: why am I so unhappy about reposting of photos?
Because, pals, if somebody just reposts a photo without any change, it just gives totally open space to other people who would find the photos on his/her blog, taking it and posting it themselves. And because the first person did not credit the original author, they also do not credit the creator. The more people do that, the more times the photo is reposted. Always without credit. Sooner or later, it becomes a kind of "public" property and original author has almost no chance to effect this situation.
Do you know this photo? Honestly, EVERYBODY knows it. But do you know original author? Do you
Common (somewhat) effective ComeBacks.EDIT 3: Like this? Want to share? You can on Tumblr: http://vaselinecats.tumblr.com/post/31962300935/trigger-warning-for-awesome-comebacks I am working on a series called TRIGGER WARNING FOR AWESOME! that I will be uploading there. This journal is part one.Common (somewhat) effective ComeBacks.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 2: I will update this a little and spread it around.
EDIT: I get a lot of good material so I may just be updating this regularly.
TRIGGER WARNING FOR AWESOME!
"Get a life."
This one would only work if you were trying to insult a dead person. May work on zombies and emo kids.
"Yeah, you keep thinking that."
This will work on zombies. It makes them feel like shit so it could count as a blow. They have no brains. This is why they want yours.
"Learn to spell."
This is good for when you are confronting a really bad wizard or when you have nothing better to say. I reccomend it in moderation.
"You're just a hater."
It's always valid. Always. Everyone hates somethin
Do you love werewolves?If you love werewolves like I do, you really should be a part of this: http://www.indiegogo.com/Freeborn-The-MovieDo you love werewolves?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the Freeborn project, a revolution in movie making and in werewolf films in general. I have been a part of The Pack since the beginning (I was the eighth person to sign up on The Pack forums back in 2004) and have been cheering Anthony on ever since. I, too, had given up hope of this ever seeing film, but it's back! I really think Anthony has a shot now of making this happen. But he needs all of our help. Please visit the link above and watch the video there. If you have no idea what Freeborn is, you should watch this video as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmwMRziIHj0 In fact, you should probably just subscribe to the YouTube channel and watch everything there: http://www.youtube.com/user/FreebornTheMovie
Or better yet, you should just come and join the Pack message boards: http://w
Valentines Day Contest - OVEER!I have gone through the entries and all I can say is wow.. but they are all to confused with the third person perspective which I have found has killed the themes.. so I know this is going to postpone the judging... BUT! It means that you will get a better chance at writing with a clear mind to win so! The changes is the third person thing is out and there is...Valentines Day Contest - OVEER!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*drumroll* A week and a half extension date!
To when exactly? Scroll down and you shall see.
Also, all curent entries are allowed to be revised and rewritten and I suggest as such...
In this contest, the group name, link to the contest and category must be in artist comments! Or you might just lose a chance to participate! So don't forget!
The long awaited contest has arrived and here is the information for it: We are having, a valentines day contest!
I hope you are just as excited as I am! The theme is an interesting one, a spilt theme! We are hoping for at least 20-50 entries for each category as we are
I am on... someone's skin.I am on... someone's skin.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That is a first.
(makes jokes about getting under your skin)
The Price of ArtThis journal entry has been in my mind for awhile, and now with having posted the article about artists deserving respect as paid professionals I think its time to give you my perspective on this.The Price of Art6 years ago in Personal More Like This
What determines the price of art? What is art worth? Is it really worth anything? Why should people buy art?
First of all, the major point in all of this is that the price of art is completely subjective, meaning that its value is mainly determined by the person viewing it. The second part of the value of artwork is determined by the cost of materials, and the cost of the artists time, as well as how in demand their work is. Then there are different price scales for Fine Artists, Graphic Artists, Illustrators, Freelance Artists, Web Designers, etc. All of these factors add up to the price of artwork.
For my purposes, I will discuss Fine Art and Illustration, which is what I am most familiar with.
With fine art, the
Important + Kiriban is CLOSE!Hi!Important + Kiriban is CLOSE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
No time, photo of myself will be posted soon and kiriban 833 333 is extremely close.
Today no photos, I need to share important thing!
People, it is spring and wild animals have babies.
PLEASE! If you find some baby animals in the wild, do NOT come close to them, and ABSOLUTELY do NOT touch them!
Baby animals often seem to be abandoned, but in fact, they do what they are supposed to do: they hide in the grass without moving, waiting for their mother, who is in fact close to them. Baby deers, baby rabbits and another animals do NOT stay with their moms all the time! Their moms feed themselves and then they come to their babies to feed them with milk.
IF YOU TOUCH THOSE BABIES, mothers are scared by human scent, leaving the babies to die!
Every year, workers of all stations for handicated animals are sad and frustrated, because people bring baby animals to them, saying ,,I found this baby deer in grass, it was so alone." If those people saw those babies and went away without touching
Beware of this scammer! (new alias)[update 2] The scammer is now actively using this account: cayman90053, posting stolen work and accusing the original artist (chris-anyma ) of theft.Beware of this scammer! (new alias)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
[update] He has deactivated his account, but it's likely he will make a new one at some point. Keep your eyes peeled and don't let your guard down. >:C
For more info:
http://fav.me/d58rwuc http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/12/01/josh-hoopes-scams-two-more-on-deviantart/ http://fav.me/d5nqqcq
Watch out for people named: Greg Garwood, Josh Hoopes , Stive Raptor
Watch out for these e-mails used: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
known new accounts: cayman90053
possible DA accounts: accountings
former DA handles: dk950 , cirus8, warrioroftime82
Recently I was contacted by a potential client, but as I did my usual research on him, he turned out to be a rather active scamme
The Greatest Advice I can give youDate a goddamn mechanic.The Greatest Advice I can give you1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Unless you are that mechnic, in which case...areyouavailable.
No but seriously, cars are the devil and if you don't need one, then don't be sad because you are still living in a land of rainbows and sunshine where the word "transmission" doesn't gives you hotflashes, make you shit yourself and curl in a ball for ten hours but not before crying into ice cream until it melts. [Just to clear it up, I didn't shit myself, but I did do the other things.]
I learned a few interesting things about cars since mine decided to play the "holy fucking shit god christ what is that noise?" game with me.
1. Don't wait even five minutes if your car even looks at you wrong. Smack it in its dumb rebellious face, put it on a leash and take it to the car vet pronto. [also works with children
I'm kidding dear god, don't sic tumblr on me for that.]
2. Research your car places before you go. Take pictures of your
Commission Info!Commission Info!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm cutting back on the amount of animation slots because I'm devoting most of my time to 3D modeling now.
What I will draw:
Ponies. Obviously. I will also draw creatures of all kinds: Pokemon (fake or otherwise), dragons/reptiles, hybrids, fantasy beasts, and OCs. I don't mind dark stuff or gore, though too much of it gets really difficult, really fast. Overly complex details and textures can be hard for me to render (like, say, a dragon with excessively prominent and detailed scales.) In general, I prefer stylized, cartoon or anime style things.
Simple as that--any piece of art that is drawing only. Can be given a thin, black, anime-style lineart, a thick, colored pony-style one, or a more artsy sketchy style, whichever you prefer. I can even throw flat colors on if you like. Feel free to
Dignity of lions - PHOTOSHiiiiii!Dignity of lions - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh my, I am so tired, as I am not used to move that much XD so that everyday's excercising makes me sleep until 1 or 2 PM XD well, I should mention that I go to bed at 5 AM or so, but still, that's a LOT of sleeping!
Hurray, lions! This journal is dedicated to Svenimal and amrodel, who love lions
There is a family of Barbary lions Lily and imon and their cubs Mark and Éta and there are two adult females Gina and Buzeta, who are imon's sisters and who inhabit neighbouring exhibit I like imon, he is wonderful young male with amazing dark and huge mane, but he is also very gentle and patient father and protective partner
All photos were taken in ZOO Olomouc yesterday.
Darker Than Black, Whiter Than White ContestI ran this contest in my other group. I'm pretty sure you guys would enjoy this as much as we would surely enjoy receiving submissions for this.Darker Than Black, Whiter Than White Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is a way to promote your original characters. Pick two of your best characters, or one of your versatile character. All the possibilities and scenario would be up to you. The object of the contest is for you to give your own interpretation of good and bad, or evil and good. The title is just a general example, it would be up to you to utilize every angle and scenario you can think of what you think best describe good and bad. You have the privilege to submit two entries but of course only one would be chosen. You can either work with a writer, or a fellow artist, or alone, it would be your choice how you think this entry will go. And this is open to all interpretation, written or artwork or flash animation, or whatever tool you can think of, as long as it abides
Some bad stuff, dA love and white wolves - PHOTOSHello!Some bad stuff, dA love and white wolves - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I must say, that I see it more and more often here on dA. When I browse photos of animals, I almost everytime find photos of road kills or dead animals in general, often deatiled shots of their entrails and decayed bodies. I understand that some people can not take photos of alive animals in ZOOs or in the wild, but seriously... do they need to post dead animals? Moreover, usually bad quality snapshots of bowels? I think some people just forget that this is deviantART. AAAAAARRRRRRRTTTT. I do not think that remains of dead racoons are art. I find it disgusting. At least it should be posted to category "Horror", not wild animals :/ just saying my opinion.
Edit: people, I speak about REALLY disgusting photos of animals, which are torn into bloody pieces by cars. I do NOT speak about photos of dead animals in general, which can be used for anatomy references
On the other hand, I hope you noticed that time to time, I give some critiques, usually to people, whose photos ar
A Little Fursuit Cost PerspectiveWHY OUR COSTUMES ARE "EXPENSIVE"A Little Fursuit Cost Perspective2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I posted this info over on Tumblr, and thought others might find it interesting!
Someone just sent me a note that read:
"Seeing all the materials you guys use for your fursuits, I can really see why they're so pricey. "
Thanks for noticing! We are asked to justify our prices pretty often, or even accused of charging too much, but I think a lot of people just do not realize that there is A LOT of expense (and not just in materials), and a TON of time that goes into making each suit. And sure, lots of people plug in features to our price calculator and come out with a $3000-$7000 figure, and must be imagining us sitting around in bathtubs full of cash. Truth is, we don't make a whole lot of profit - where does it all go?
First, consumable materials. These are items that need to be bought new for each and every suit because they get completely used up in the process. This includes casting resins, sheet plastics, foam, polyfill, paint, elastic
Leaving + WOLF CALENDAR 2012-2013 FOR FREEEEEE!Hi!Leaving + WOLF CALENDAR 2012-2013 FOR FREEEEEE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I prepared a promised Wolf calender for you - August 2012 - July 2013!
Here you can see the photos I have chose for this version
I hope you will like it!
You can download the calendar here:
It is for free, but I welcome every donation (I have a paypal account connected with email@example.com), as my Premium membership will end soon
Those photos are included: please, note, that the MASSIVE watermark is NOT on the calender, it is just in the journal!
I will be offline for few days, I am having vaccation with my family - please, keep your fingers crossed for me so I can see dolphins!
Last time I asked you to do that and I really saw them thanks!
After I get home, I hope to be a millionaire thanks to all your donations
Monthly Theme: Body Parts:iconsoftness-art:Monthly Theme: Body Parts3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb106043908:Lost in dreams ... by aoao2
b u r n i n g . l i g h t s by greenday862flying stars by illusionalityCloser by Gastya
Dreamy night ... by aoao2s n o w i n g by Lethielallthatglittersisgold. by JeanFan
Aphrodite by graviloquenceHundred Fifty Four. by AnnarigbySnow Kingdom by naked-in-the-rain
Oceanus by Last-DelightDark by EliseEnchanted.:: EYE SEE THE WORLD III ::. by onixa
Blue sky by EliseEnchantedThe Garden by april182GRN-Y by estellamestella
Green Fancy by LoverDgirlA1065199. by greenday862Gorgeous eye by AzraBegzadic
Awake by Kokopaimagine by theKikaI don't know who I am anymore by light-from-Emirates
Closer. by TinaAppleI'm freezing and losing my way by Coralie-N:thumb269152790:
:thumb125839378:shiny stars . .. by light-from-EmiratesFear by Alessia-Izzo
I see. by elliewhitesky:thumb301641314:hi-sensitive by prismes
Strass II by fiixxHidden by Coralie-N.november.rain. by candymax
filled with emotions by addy-ackdon't you see. . by Fwirll
Life is Colorful by tracy-MeFountain of Hope II by cherriladycolor me multi II by ravencolours
Polka Dots by uglybugRainbow Stars by andru89hands by Minchee
little bird. by Yvonnne92Kiss it by HjordisBjorg:t
This... to That #4WELCOME TO ISSUE 4This... to That #43 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the fourth edition of This... To That, showcasing stock, and the artwork produced with it
Many thanks to all the stock providers and artists featured here!
If you would like to suggest artwork or stock for the next edition, please send me a note with thumbnails and the subject title "THIS TO THAT" Thanks! (You are welcome to suggest your own stock or artwork!)
Leo by patriciabrennan Princess Pack 01 by lockstock
A shadow in the light you leave behind by FantasyMaker Reflections 06 by Elandria
Scale of Life by visio-art :thumb193015123:
The musician by KalosysArt Cementery-07 by Nataly-Stock
Silence of the Angels by MirellaSantana Stock 432: swan wings by AlzirrSwanheartStock
S o l a c E by J-u-d-a-s :thumb77405907:
Dance miserable by MariamMohammed Big Ben Clock png stock by mysticmorning
New breath by Yewrezz Dragster 94 by Colourize-Stock
Tree Of Life by Dasha444 Immortal Spirit by Chrissy79
Looking for Literature Contests?17 contests have been added!Looking for Literature Contests?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
--Also, you may notice that some of the contests listed below do not have poetry or prose specified. This is because the contest allows both or I have not been able to determine if they want one or the other specifically.
Let's get this boat rolling with updates again! Remember to send me a contest that is Literature specific if you know of one not listed from Deviantart.
Are you finding it difficult to be inspired? Are you tired of the mundane routine? Are you looking for a fun, new way to write creatively?
We would like to begin listing Literature-specific contests for your leisure to look through. A contest is a great way to start a new form or writing, think about a theme a different way, or even just to try something unusual to your daily routine. We hope this list is a help to all who look forward to discovering contests and embarking on a fresh path.
The list of critics can be found here++ http://
Anthro Artist Feature and Interview - SugarpoultryHello Anthro Deviants! I would like to have the pleasure of bringing to you the Anthro Artist Feature & Interview (AAFI)! The deviant whom I will be featuring is: sugarpoultry!Anthro Artist Feature and Interview - Sugarpoultry3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It Will Burn by: sugarpoultry
Really shows the raw talent that sugarpoultry pulls from her mind. Making you feel the emotion. The pose and composition of this piece is outstanding.
The lighting and the detail are brilliant. There is no stone unturned with this piece.
sugarpoultry was a new deviant to me a year or so ago and I haven't stopped admiring her work sense. She brings a fresh coat of paint to a new canvas with how she portrays her anthro work. From her snarly werewolves to her anthro costumes she delivers such a great atmosphere and variety to her gallery. She is ready and willing to help and provide what she can for her fellow deviants. Like providing various resources such as her fantastic