Close to Announcing Great ResolutionObviously we don't intend to leave you hanging!Close to Announcing Great Resolution4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Due to halloween some pretty key folks are trick or treating with their kids and stuff this evening so I couldn't publish a really terrific resolution to the Journal issues we've been having until tomorrow. Family comes first folks!
I can say the following with confidence: Everything everyone wants, with the added benefits that come with the deviations platform will be released very soon.
In the meantime, enjoy the really crazy journals showing up in the footer.
Oh, btw, because of the new Journal portal we learned we were having a bit of a spam issue, with a few bots posting to the network mostly to spike their google pagerank. Which is silly because we've set the pages to be ignored by the google spiders... so what these spammers are doing is all for nothing. But we'll root them out within a couple of days as well and ultimately really clean deviantART up.
For the record.... the community is using Journals at a much higher r
Favourite Showcase Feature IIIFavourite Showcase Feature III4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please this article so more people will see it.
Hi all! :icontardwaveplz:
Check out these incredible drawings from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
A fotozas orome by tacsitimea Taylor Swift Portrait by Fabryart93 Lady Morgana by ArminiusWillabert Scott by birographic
Commission FINISHED by stef-g Last Hope by Jellyneau Smokin by rahultokas Sad .. by Dodos24
Commission 1 Graphite by Kalgoras Gerard Butler by AmBr0 break your wings by regina6 Johnny Depp by a-nanaz
Angel in Red by FrancescaBaerald :thumb268241262: Girl by danuta50 MY DEEP LOVE by ARTBYTERESA
Emilie Autumn by DDaniela Isaac the Explorer. by dreamarian Coffee stained by bronart A flare of Keira by Sikoian
He said, 'You wanna?'... by Lloydica Life in technicolor I by raulrk Chris Martin. by DeniseEsposito :thumb269386243:
Masquerade by Jilly-anne Hurricane by Ilojleen Ancient South East Asia Warlords by BACHT Makowo by modliszqa
A big thank you to the wonderful
Thanksgiving Note Project 2011... begins now!Thanksgiving Note Project 20114 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the past three years, "some guy" by the username of wreckling has organised the Thanksgiving Note Project. It has steadily gained more participation as the years go along, and last year there were over 200 participants.
What is this?
It's simple! It's a project organised on the occasion of Thanksgiving. Is there anything you feel thankful for? All you have to do is send me a note and tell me what you are thankful for. It can be a single word, a line, a paragraph... you can be thankful about a small thing or a big thing... all of it counts. Anybody can participate. You don't have to be in the States and you don't have to celebrate Thanksgiving in your country.
What should my note look like?
Here's an example of what your note should look like.
When can I send my note?
Anytime between now
Showcasing the Showstoppers: 8This is my monthly feature from: :iconthefavouriteshowcase:Showcasing the Showstoppers: 84 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are some of the wonderful works by traditional artist on show in the group.
Please :iconheartblueplziconheartblueplz: and support these amazing artists...and keep a look out for next month's article!
Amanda Seyfried by Severen13Aida by R151n9
Ville Valo by IlojleenPando creeping by baconworm'I'm living every day' by GothvmFrankenstein's Monster by hoernchen610
:thumb264547715:intimate moments by rak78374A fotozas orome by tacsitimeaAbraham Lincoln by rahultokas
Megan Fox by burnyourdreamsBlocks by trixxxJason ISAACS by Sadness40Missing You by yvonne29
Elizabeth Taylor Minimal by IleanaHunter:thumb262834914:Somewhere in Time portrait by noelingChocky by LilaeaBluecoat
Self portrait by Spydi-melOut of this place by BrunoIsidro:thumb262436115::thumb256370375:
Her Roses by SeaSpryte:thumb265948221:Natalie Portman by Sharapat
Katrina Kaif by vipinkabadiRoe by Loomiq:thu
Journals: The Tweaks We ALL WantWell, that didn't entirely go as planned.Journals: The Tweaks We ALL Want4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
There are a few issues with the Journal implementation, but there aren't any issues we can't easily fix. And we got so much great feedback, that we now clearly understand some things we didn't before. The best part is, we're going to get the best of both worlds for Journals. All of the benefits of the deviation system for Journals, with all of the resolutions that were vocalized as concerns.
Monday of next week, we're going to release the following changes so that everyone can SMILE!
When you go to publish a Journal, you'll be able to Submit your Journal to your Profile just as you did before the changes. The Journal will go out to your +Watch list, display on your Journal tab and on your Profile Page (if applicable.) There wouldn't be a +Favorite button unless you Submit to The deviantART Journal.
That's right! You'll also be able to publish to
Introducing the deviantART Twitter NetworkGet daily inspirational artwork delivered straight to your Twitter feed! Even when you're away from deviantART, you can stay inspired while keeping a pulse on the deviantART community. DeviantART's Twitter Network is a series of Twitter profiles that tweet recently popular deviations in specific categories.Introducing the deviantART Twitter Network4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The deviantART Twitter Network
Cartoons & Comics
Follow the categories you're most interested in or follow them all!
How it works
These accounts tweet recently popular deviations in a given categor
Persistence of Vision Feedback JournalCleo's story has finished and, just like last time, I would like to hear feedback on what you all thought.Persistence of Vision Feedback Journal4 years ago in Personal More Like This
But before we begin, here's what I have to say...
I don't know why people seem to think these stories are suppose to be full of plot twists and epic grandiose ideas. To me they're just short little stories chronicling different artists as they struggle with common things we all face. Nothing more nothing less.
I've also noticed that the same few people seem to constantly misconstrued the message or analyze waaaaay too deeply into the stories. Part of that is, unfortunately, the price I have to pay for posting them only a page a day, but I do wish people could reserve judgement until after the story ends and not make assumptions during the middle of the story. Wishful thinking on my part, I suppose...
I would like to apologize for the unintentional representation of the two friends. I pictured in my head that they were more bubbly happy energetic friends who were completely clueles
The Votes Are In and Semi-Finalists Are Here!What do you get when you ask the world's largest and most talented pool of artistsThe Votes Are In and Semi-Finalists Are Here!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
to design a t-shirt? A LOT of great t-shirt designs submitted by artists
from all around the globe! There were thousands of fantastic entries to
the dA Logo T-Shirt Design Challenge and tens of thousands of votes on those
entries. Today we are pleased to announce the 50 semi-finalists, from
which the three winning designs will be chosen. Each of the three winning
designers will receive $1,500 CASH, 25 tees with their design and their t-shirt
featured for sale in the deviantWEAR Shop!
These entries are the top 50 most voted-for qualifying entries. Some top voted
entries have been disqualified because they did not adhere to the rules or
contained unlicensed third party content. Additionally, there were
several designers who had multiple entries in the top 50 most voted and as
stated in the
Spreading the dA Love: Vol. 7Welcome to the 7th volume ofSpreading the dA Love: Vol. 74 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spreading the dA Love
As the title suggests, this news article series aim to promote wonderful aspects of the deviantART community, from showcasing beautiful works of art, to informing you of great groups, and to interviewing inspirational deviants. I feel so happy being part of such a wonderful community and I hope to make it better, even if it's only a little bit, by making these articles. My goal is to bring to light everything that impassions me and, hopefully, inspire you!
Showcasing Gorgeous Artwork
Here I will showcase art that has simply left me speechless from all genres, from digital/traditional, artisan, emoticons, fractals, etc.
Retouching WIPI thought people might be interested in seeing the retouching progress of the next photo I'll be uploading. Click all the image to see them larger.Retouching WIP4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here it is fitting the screen:
And here's a 100% crop of it so far:
The hair and lines removed with the heal brush, otherwise EVERYTHING else done by dodge and burn techniques.
About 45% done right now.
I'll keep updating this journal with updates, hopefully! I've only worked on her face so far.
If you have any questions then feel free to ask! :iconjensenacklesplz:
Cafe 0 - The Drowned MermaidCafe 0 - The Drowned Mermaid4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pimping my friend, Chu-3 first English commercial game, Cafe 0 - The Drowned Mermaid. I also helped out co-writing it (by co-writing, I only helped rewriting the script since English is her third language, the game idea and story are solely hers.) It's pretty cool supernatural mystery visual novel. If you have time, please give it a try and support her first release, so she can make more cool games~ Thank you~ ^^
Try the demo here: http://zeiva.net/affiliates/cafe.html
Internet censorshipEDIT: Ok... that would be funny if it wasn't just plain creepy. Where did the first 38 comments go to? http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/5572/lolwutik.jpg I know it's probably a glitch, but isn't it just creepy that people complain about the government and a few hours later their comments disappear without a trace? Bad, BAD timing. Did the censorship reach my profile too?Internet censorship4 years ago in Personal More Like This
PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the US Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting "creativity". The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites-- they just have to convince a judge that the site is "dedicated to copyright infringement."
The US government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be conside
Tell Us Your Final WishTell Us Your Final Wish4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Rise above the crowds
Wade through toxic clouds
Breach the outer sphere
The edge of all our fears rest with you
We are counting on you
It's up to you
Pure as Ash by ShiNoKoeSilence resonates within me by teyasaveleva
Pure as Ash by ShiNoKoeCrossroads by teyasavelevaPure as Ash by ShiNoKoe
Silence resonates within me by teyasavelevaPure as Ash by ShiNoKoeSilence resonates within me by teyasaveleva
Spread our codes to the stars
You must rescue us all
Spread our codes to the stars
You must rescue us all
a light in darkness by scheinbarDeatnu by JakezDaniela light in darkness by scheinbar
Deatnu by JakezDaniel:thumb185946716:Deatnu by JakezDaniel
a light in darkness by scheinbarDeatnu by JakezDaniela light in darkness by scheinbar
Tell us your final wish
Now we know you can never return
Tell us your final wish
We will tell it to the world
(Muse, Exogenesis: Symphony, Pt. 2: Cross-Pollination)
Addressing Journals as Deviations!I wanted to address the controversy surrounding Journals as Deviations so that we're all on the same page.Addressing Journals as Deviations!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We collected a list of comments from the release article and some journals and here they are, with my responses for all to see.
First, part of being in a community is being understanding. deviantART Staff faces this daily as we understand member concerns and try our best to serve you.
In situations like the one we face right now with Journals, I ask you to be understanding with us as we battle with difficult circumstances balancing the needs of millions of members.
Any change we make creates frustration, but if we do not make changes then we are killed by change itself.
Questions & Answers:
Q: Were people complaining about the old journal system at all? Because I think people were rather happy with it. I know I was. And can't you give people t
As Enduring (and as fleeting) As the Gods:icontechgnotic:As Enduring (and as fleeting) As the Gods4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fri Jul 8, 2011, 7:59 PM
Lucifer - The Fallen by *RainerKalwitz
Marble, Granite, Bronze, Silver, Gold!
Early statuary depicted one’s god’s, and since the medium is
as much the message as the visual message itself – the medium had
to proclaim: This god is as forever lasting as this stone that His
rendering is hewn out of! But all that is solid eventually melts
away into the air, even the most powerful ancient gods and kings –
As the poet Shelley so poignantly noted in Ozymandias.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock’d them and the
Quolia's Sowcase: Vol. III:iconlovelaplz:Quolia's Sowcase: Vol. III4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the 3rd volume of Quolia’s Showcase! The goal of this series is to bring to light a deviant with amazing artistic talents, enormous community spirit, or overall wonderful to get to know. I hope to spread positivity & some good old dA lovin’ by sharing with you various members of our amazing community!
In my third volume, I wish to share with you an awesomely creative new emoticonist :iconjoyloveplz:
:iconLovesPlz: OnionBlaze :iconLovesPlz:
OnionBlaze has quite an imagination & is a very creative emoticonist. I really love the idea of this emote being equipped with all his little accessories like in a video game. He is very fancy indeed!
I was so very happy when this was made a DD. It was a very creative take on the theme and there are great details! The little bouncing emotes are adorable!
He took this
Well gosh darnit, son of a biscuitThis is a black Tuesday for dA. All my favourite accounts are getting banned one after another. First :iconbutthurtbrigade: and a good chunk of it's members including the fabulous :iconfuhrer-glasses: and :iconstapledslut:. And now even :iconwolfofthunders:Well gosh darnit, son of a biscuit3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I will have to completely reorganise my breakfast schedule because of some overzealous admin. Usually I wake up, prepare nomnoms, settle in front of the computer and search for some morning drama. butthurtbrigade was one of my favourite places to acquire my morning dose of concentrated baawws. Now when it is gone I will be forced to actively search for the dramas elsewhere and I don't like that.
My breakfast should look like this:
And now for a few days will look like this. Which is mostly inconvenient and you should care because...umm...yes, because yes.
Regarding SOPA and deviantART (update)Our view at deviantART regarding SOPA is that it's probably a bad idea. There should be better ways to deal with mass infringement on the Internet than this. This bill in our view can be seen as a threat to the open Internet itself and this is very hard to digest or support.Regarding SOPA and deviantART (update)4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
I personally have found information at the EFF and at Public Knowledge to be very helpful in understanding what is at stake.
JOIN THE DISCUSSION AT WWW.DEVIANTART.COM/SOPA
UPDATE: Thanks for the link, Google.
(Sept) Self Appreciation MonthIn an effort to truly acknowledge your personal greatness, I challenge you all to create and fill an 'I love me' folder this September. Continue down the page for more information.(Sept) Self Appreciation Month3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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It may start small, but it will grow.
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monochrome no kiss english lyrics by y chang(i dont own this song or lyrics)monochrome no kiss english lyrics by y chang3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I close my eyes, the touch of your fingers
Through monochrome the memory lingers
into your hands i'm resting the pain inside of me
You and me
A dream of blind destiny
And it's into your arms I'm melting
And it's the first time I've ever felt like this
You are the hand that's dealt me
The tempter sealing my fate
With a kiss
And in a flash, the stars align
I search beyond the words, wanting a sign
But lost inside your eyes
Lies become clearer to see
They tell a different story
So take the reins and don't let go
I want this pain to scar deep, for I know all our past receives healing,with memories concealing
we cry to the light of the moon
this night's become a wonderful haven and in my it's what Ive craven
addicted to this sea, Ive even lost the need to breathe
and its out of my life your fading and its the warmth of your arms i still desire
stuck all alone I'm praying to never share my one kiss with a liar
and in the dark I'm left alone
my heart ins
Pokemon Gijinka Contest (closed)//EDIT: Even though I said which Pokemon were my favorite, I would love to see all them done~Pokemon Gijinka Contest (closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
//EDIT: ;A; No one made a Leafeon Gijinka yet~
My first time holding a contest. It will be a design contest. The point of this contest will be to design a male or female Gijinka of one of the six Pokemon listed.
~Gijinka (擬人化) is a Japanese word meaning "humanoid", "personification", or "anthropomorphic", although the use of the word outside of Japan has come to be slightly different from the use of the word "anthropomorphic" in the anime/manga/furry/etc communities. Rather than referring to just any animal with human characteristics, a gijinka is most often a fan re-design of an animal-like character in a human or humanoid form, (ex: a Digimon or Pokémon).
So I know everyone's art style is differ
Celebrating Diversity #42As i really enjoy these 'Celebrating Diversity' articles i will be doing it once a month for as long as i have that little heart next to my name.Celebrating Diversity #422 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So expect more different art in the future.
12-Month Premium Membership, and Point Giveaway!ATTENTION-12-Month Premium Membership, and Point Giveaway!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winners of the contest are:
:iconEmmersDrawberry: is the winner of the 12-Month Premium Membership. I will be contacting you shortly. Please tell me if you want your prize delivered in points or not!
:iconryuuchan4: is the winner of the 250 points.
:iconyoruzena: is the winner of the 150 points.
CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!
And to those who did not win... no worries! I will be holding another contest within the next day or two so stay tuned for your chance to win points/premium membership!
Yes. You heard it right! I'm giving away a 12-month Premium Membership, and points to three lucky people.
Please read the rules below in order to be formally entered.
This giveaway is only open to my watchers. If you would like the chance to participate in this contest or any others that I may have, please watch me.
At the end of the giveaway the winners will be
Drawing tips - tutorialHello watchersDrawing tips - tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some people ask me how I learned to draw and what tips I can give them! So I wrote a tutorial and hope it will help! Here are my tips for you to become a better drawer!
First of all a good drawing stands with good materials. Good paper (no copy paper) and good pencils. If you're not sure, the expensive ones are mostly pretty good! For graphite I use Staedtler Mars Lumograph and for colour Faber-Castell "Polycromos".You need to use different numbers of pencils: 4H for very light areas and 6B for the dark areas. A big contrast in a drawing makes a better drawing! You can't make a good drawing with one HB pencil. You need a 6B or 4B to create more depth in the drawing.Choose a good picture. The greatest drawer in the world can't make a good drawing from a bad picture. A high-resolution image is necessary to see all the details! Next to the high-resolution, it has to be an interesting picture. The result could be a beautiful drawing, however a boring image wouldn't attract a