How to write a copyright infringement LetterLeft brain hemisphere:
Since so many of you asked-
If anyone ever steals YOUR work, this is what you write to the thieves, be they an individual/magazine/website/newspaper/music band/etc.
To: __________________(art thief's name/company)
It has come to my attention that you have made an unauthorized use of my copyrighted Work entitled "____________ (name of stolen artwork)" in the publishing of a ___________(your website/advert/newspaper/magazine)
I have reserved all rights in the Work, which was first published in November 1, 2000 (date example) on _______________(my website link), with copyright registered to me.
The advert which appears in your (website/advert/newspaper/magazine/piece), is essentially identical to the Work and clearly used the Work as its basis.
You neither asked for nor received permission to use the Work as the basis for the advert, nor to make or distribute copies of it. Therefore, I believe you have willfully infringed
The Different Categories of Art TheftIn a particular art-theft report fiasco that my friend had to experience, I decided to clarify what it means to be an art thief. This is a hot topic it seems. Everyone's on a red alert for art thieves these days:The Different Categories of Art Theft4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
At thieves come in different forms and motivations.
An art thief is someone who posts another artist's work and gives PROBABLE CAUSE for others to potentially ASSUME that they were the -original creator- of the artwork.
There are four types of thieves that fall into this definition. Let's call them Type A ("Photobucket/Google Image") thieves, Type B ("Altering") thieves, Type C ("Trace/Copy") thieves, and the most malicious kind, Type D ("Identity Theft") thieves.
A Type A Thief (aka. "Photobucket" Thief):
Comes to DeviantART thinking it's like Photobucket or MySpace, and they post their personal favorite Google Search images because they want to show off their fav
Attention NeededDD-Catalogue needs a higher folder limit!Attention Needed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Currently deviantART imposes a limit on the number of folders/subfolders allowed in all group galleries.
Unfortunately, this means DD-Catalogue can't keep up with the number of new folders created in the main dA gallery.
We feel, as a paying supergroup, this limit should be raised.
Add this journal to your favourites to show your support against the current limit!
Daily-Deviations Group Is Expanding ServicesWHAT DO WE DO?Daily-Deviations Group Is Expanding Services4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The short answer, we are a group that suggest art for the ever so wanted Daily Deviation Award and feature art of all kinds. How does it work? Well we're glad you asked! Well there's a few ways this process works out.
You can either submit a piece of your own work that you feel deserves a DD
You can suggest the work of another artist/writer which you deem DD worthy
The administration can suggest work they find DD worthy
Once a piece is submitted, our incredible staff will evaluate the work. Part of the evaluation includes, but is not limited to the following criteria:
Is it a finished piece?
How is the composition of the piece?
Is it original?
How does it compare to past DD awarded pieces in its genre (We base this on the DD-Catalogue found here DD-Catalogue or DD-Catalogue)
If the piece is accepted by an admin, at the least one admin will suggest the piece to a GM (well they will soon be changing th
Watcher Feature #1note: If you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!Watcher Feature #13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (i have around 450 comments), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take 2 months, so please be patient!
These are some of the works of my wonderful watchers! Faving this journal might help these get seen too .
:thumb298547360: :thumb281556926: DMXrated's Commission Mint by SavageFrog Luv Me by Bubblette Good Fcking Morning by ribkaDory :thumb263285173: Chronicle by CRUCIFY-ORPHEA Angel of Music by MEl0N-l0Rd Princess Rarity by CorrsollaRobot Kanya Sukhon by Cashewdee rain cheeb by winnips :thumb299
All New Sta.sh Submit Page + Sta.sh Writer UpliftHey FolksAll New Sta.sh Submit Page + Sta.sh Writer Uplift3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We've got a two in one beta tester extravaganza for you today, with a big update to the Sta.sh submission page and a new and improved toolbar for Sta.sh Writer
New Sta.sh Submission Page
What has changed
When submitting a deviation from your Sta.sh to your deviantART gallery you will see that there is an all new layout and flow of the interface to make the submission process simpler and easier to understand
Functionality has been improved with the ability to submit to multiple galleries at the same time
There is also a new "Image Preview" feature which allows you to see exactly how your image is going to look with accurate sizing and watermark (if selected)
What has not changed
We've not take anything away, all the options that you had before are all still there!
What to do if you find a bug
If you have any issues or come across
[APPS OPENED IN GROUP] SPECIAL PROJECT: PokePAL[APPS OPENED IN GROUP] SPECIAL PROJECT: PokePAL3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thank you all those who sent the notes to participate! ;w; I'm really stunned by the number of notes that I got (actually, I was more shocked lol) - it's really great to have these many people having interest in participating in some random project of mine I hope you can enjoy this , and hopefully there can be an art book!
If you haven't received any reply from me if your note was sent before the apps were paused do tell me.
Please be noted, that any applications that were noted to me after the journal clearly said it was "on hold" were ignored... I was a little disappointed to see how many people didn't read or ignored the status that I clearly wrote at the head of this journal. It's really nice to see many people being interested in participating (I really am), but it's hard to trust someone who can't follow what's been asked If you're one of the people who sent it during this "on hold" period, please be noted that you have to re-send the apps again.
You can submit to stash via EMAIL and FTP?!Hey Beta folksYou can submit to stash via EMAIL and FTP?!4 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]
Watchers Feature no. 1I've never done this before, but the response was so positive to my latest poll that I simply must make a featureWatchers Feature no. 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the first part of a feature for all those who answered to my poll. I'm splitting it because it would be too huge otherwise.
Edit: urr I'm not sure but I think if a journal gets many favves it will go up on the footer? If this is the case, please favve, that way more people can see these artworks and get much more exposure
Red Ninja by redninjarnotaloneThe Little Mermaid by HeltindeHeartwood by AnnUland:thumb284566703:GameX 2012 by ChialupaAutodesk Sketchbook drawing 1 by nightcrawler212Turning Point by breyicaInnocentia - 1.7.12 by ArchclairFae Isle by SpringTulipsRed vs. Blue Rosa and Nyx by BerriSugarSeth Nightroad by MaeMaeTwinRemembering by chip101010Doom chan again by Inkary:Elven_Nature: by RezwanaDimech:thumb268240472::thumb262789488:Vanity Fair by Egil21Chocolate :milk: Rain by PheeBaDohDohNathaniel by awrugroThe Elrics by soflylikeagoldfishCollab: Defender of the forest by ColetteTheChosenTomoe vs. Buster 1 by hybridmink:thumb296323102::thumb295181731:
Give Us Attention XXXIIISHOW THESE AWESOME ARTISTS YOUR LOVE!Give Us Attention XXXIII3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Heyy! How are you all doing? It's been such a long time since the last article, wow! I better start posting these on a regular basis as I used to do. Please enjoy the 33rd Edition, featuring amazing artworks!
ALL THE AMAZING ART FEATURED IN THESE ARTICLE SERIES!
What the heck is this News Article about?
These series of articles present you with works that, in my opinion, deserve more attention and exposure! Feel free to suggest art pieces (any media)!
Negativity in fandom, and the dreaded "thoughI was talking with a friend about how some fandoms are super fun to be a part of. And some...not so much. I regret to say, as much as I love Korra, it's not a particularly fun fandom for me. Neither was Avatar. (They're FAR from the only fandoms that suffer from the problems I'm going to be "talking" (word-vomiting) about, but they're the ones I've had the most experience with.)Negativity in fandom, and the dreaded "though3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fandom has become a dirty word. I have literally been accused of participating in fandom. Wait, accused of what? For me, the whole idea of "fandom" can be summed up in one word: excitement. Man, I love getting excited about shit. And I LOVE talking to other people who are excited about shit! And then our excitement spirals around each other's and then we make awesome creations with that extreme excitement. EXCITEMENT-BENDING! This is what happens EVERY time I post a fanart, and I c
Do you want a feature 18...finishedFeature timeDo you want a feature 18...finished3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And the feature is finished... Hahaha...I posted a little different journal skin just for the features I wrote this journal for maybe 2 hours...hahaha. I featured first 50 people+12 people who were a little late. I wanted to feature all, but it showed me error, so I featured only 12. Enjoy in the feature and give these artists some love
Please fav this journal so these wonderful artists will get more attention, cuz they deserve it. Thank you
Ah, I'm going to write here last news too, so I don't have to submit another journal... Well...so you remember that we had a little problems with our official website (with portfolio). These days I decided to fix that...I completely changed look of our site, so now it works perfectly. It has a huuuuuuuuuge slideshow in the background (and it fits to all screens), so when you want to go in menu, you have to click a MENU button in top left corner. Our
Points giveaway FINISHED + Extra giveaway finishedTWITTER | TUMBLR | COMMISSIONSPoints giveaway FINISHED + Extra giveaway finished3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A little early, since I'm gonna busy later...
OKAY HERE ARE THE WINNERS
100 go to :iconstariaria:
and 100 go to :iconchiakikawaii:
AND SURPRISE!!! YOU STILL HAVE A CHANCE OF WINNING 50
Guess the pokemon I'm thinking of RIGHT NOW and you will win 50 points!
First one to guess right wins!
:iconJashinsBiatch: won this one, and very fast too, hahhaa
Thank you all for taking part in this! :iconamgtouchplz:
IM BORED SO LETS DO THIS
I will give out 100 to one of the people who faves this journal
and 100 to one of the people who comments on this journal,
so it is in your interest to both comment AND fave this journal.
And watch me, since i will probably do this again some time
General Rules and FAQDue to issues in uploading CMYK images into .stash, you can now just send us the RGB images. ^^ We will convert it all into CMYK later.General Rules and FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Deadline: May 26th, 2012
Theme: Magic, Imagination, Adventure
Format:A4, 300 dpi, RGB
Image Type: PNG or JPG
Background: Preferable, but not required as long as the rest of the picture is detailed enough
1)Upload it onto a private site such as dA Sta.sh and note the group with a link.
2)Title the note with “Art Book Submission” and include in the note your full real name (or the one you want to be used) and website url (to dA gallery or website portfolio) which will both appear on the inside of the art book. Also, give your picture a title. (If you can’t think out one, just leave it as “Untitled”)
Previews: These are encouraged, but please do not post a full version of yo
DeviantArt Customisation ExplainedThis article, is my attempt to help answer a lot of questions I get from people asking about various ways of customising your dA experience. I attempted numerous times to write out a tutorial with code specifics but then I thought, no, there are already enough tutorials out there that are probably more specific and accurate than me. What I thought would be best, would be to compile a bunch of resources in an organised and explained way, so that you can each learn for yourselves the best way to customise your dA.DeviantArt Customisation Explained4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Custom Module Backgrounds
Ok, this is definitely the most asked of all the questions . Rather than explain things to you myself, here are the tutorials that I have found most useful, as they provide exact code for you to copy and paste, and screenshots to show you how things should look when you do it yourself;
Custom Box Background Tut
How to get more watchers and friends on deviantARTHello everyone!How to get more watchers and friends on deviantART3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is gonnabe a little guide howto get more deviantWATCHers.
The simple rule is: Feature people.
Seriously: Feature them.
I do the Square'ish-features and that helped me making friends.
Feature people and then tell them you featured them.
How to feature?
1) Write a new journal entry.
2) Open the picture you want to feature.
3) Look at the right side. It says 'Share'. Just click on the little arrow and copy the :thumb:-code.
4) Paste it into your journal.
5) Press 'Preview'. the picture is supposed to be shown now.
6) Publish your journal and write a comment under the artist's picture. Most of the artists will visit your journal or even your page and they'll thank you
Try it! (I'm not sure whether that does only work for premium members. Do you know more about that?)
Second thing: Today's a step forward into adulty for me.
I cooked my first meal today.
Look at it!
How Not to Beg for Pennies on the InternetA post script becomes a preface: A lot of what I've written is intended for those with aspirations of professional work in the future. I was 14,15,16 and on the internet once as well - I've been duped into spec work; I've been roped into webcomics/mods/games/RPG's that went nowhere after 10's or 100's of hours of my work. I know what it's like to want to be 'working.' You have to recognize that a professional attitude is more valuable than you think, and than when you behave and work as though you were a pro, you will be treated much more like one. A client unwilling to respect that wish is a client not worth working with. Don't race to the bottom just to get 'work' - practice, get good and your time will come.How Not to Beg for Pennies on the Internet4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Now, on with it.
I've seen, for as long as points have been around, threads pop up asking about pricing in points/"What is this worth?"/"What should I charge?", and so on, ad infinitum. There is some strange disconnect between points and money that just isn't grasped
How to be successful with commissions?How to be successful with commissions?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a guide for people who start with commissions, the compiled points serve as advice on how to proceed. Sometimes I was asked for tips and decided to write this. After being on deviantart and other places and making commissions for few years I have gathered quite a bit of experience.
I hope you will find this helpful and enjoyable.
To sell anything (pictures, writing, crafts...etc) you need first to be discovered and seen by potential customers. Here is how you can make that happen!
Step 1: The start - make people see you!
drawing and painting tutorialsintroducing the tools...not all of them,drawing and painting tutorials6 years ago in Personal More Like This
- tool options VERY USEFUL!!
nebezial's blender brush step by step
human drawing related tutorials
[ skin tut 1 ]
[ skin tut 2 ]
[ light and shadow guide ]
[ hair tutorial ]
nature background tutorials
[ brush tutorial ]
ART THEFT - SOLUTIONS + MISCELLANEOUSTutorialsART THEFT - SOLUTIONS + MISCELLANEOUS6 years ago in Personal More Like This
ART THEFT : HOW TO FIGHT AGAINST IT ?
journal often updated with new informations !
I've been confronted to an insane amount of art theft cases lately so I've decided to create this journal explaining some important points about this issue.
Many people think images are free because they find avatars, psp tubes, myspace layouts, signatures, etc made out of some pictures, without credit.
FAQHere I've compiled a list of the questions I get asked the most often ^_^FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) How long have you been making miniatures?
I started out in July of 2008 with a book by Sue Heaser called Making Doll's House Miniatures with Polymer Clay. It's a fantastic book with very easy to follow tutorials on everything from miniature potatoes to Tiffany style lamps. I was amazed at how such simple clay techniques could produce incredibly realistic results. From there I started using pictures of real food as a reference and it's spiraled into an obsession ever since!
2) Where do you purchase your plates and other miniature accessories?
Luckily there's a local miniatures shop called Little Enchantments (http://www.littleenchantments.com) that has anything doll sized you could possibly ask for. I've also bought dishes and all sorts of cutlery from Ebay.
3) Do you make the plates or just the food?
I only make the food ^_^ The only n
how to work with publishers (advice)i urge all of you to read thishow to work with publishers (advice)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"working in comics advice"
click above there^^^
since i get these types of questions all the time, i figure, you owe it to yourself to read them, and also because i hate repeating myself.
it also has a peek at an unleashed page i havent posted
2000 Members Contest! WINNERS!WINNERS!!!2000 Members Contest! WINNERS!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
WINNERS, PLEASE CONTACT ME, maytel , via note with your mailing address. I will share it with the donators to make sure you receive your mailed prizes.
FIRST PLACE by MeggieEris
SECOND PLACE by granzundon
THIRD PLACE by JoannaInMiniLand
UPDATE: The contest has been extended for a week and we have added new prizes. Please don't hesitate to enter!
We have just reached 2000 members! Can you believe it? I know Talty and I maytel have trouble believing it, the group/our baby has grown up so much since we first took over the group. Thank you so much for being a part of this group
The theme is PARTY!! .
The concept is pretty simple, we want you
Dessert Specials Contest - RESULTS!! RESULTSDessert Specials Contest - RESULTS!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
--- 1st place: :iconyesmimiuniverse: with "I Scream for Ice Cream with a Cherry on Top!"
"The desserts were very well done and the "cherry on top" top was a very cute touch." ^^
--- 2nd place: :iconKazugaMei5: with "Cake : ChocoMint"
"This one had great texture work and really pretty colors. Definitely a winner."
--- 3rd place: :iconmimichanlove: with "Strawberry and Cream"
"The only animation submitted which caught the eye as well as the sweet color palatte and excellent dessert detail."
This contest was so tough judging. So many entries stood out to the administrators here so all who participated should really be proud of what they created. Here are some of the other entries which were really close to placing.
(To see them all, click this link: http://animangart.deviantart.com/gallery/49652116/Dessert-Specials-Contest-
Contest - Be featured in a published artbook!If you are interested in being in a published artbook I am an invited artist for :icontheprincessproject:. It is a community artbook and is now accepting contest entries for those who want to be in the book! It's a great chance to get your work published!Contest - Be featured in a published artbook!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's some of the amazing artists already invited to be in the book with me!
here is the original journal entry (below as well): http://frills-of-justice.deviantart.com/art/Contest-Be-featured-in-a-published-artbook-375835641
Hello everyone~ After the success our Icon Contest; http://theprincessproject.deviantart.