News to know! A quick recap!The behind-the-scenes works never stops at deviantART and we’ve had our hands in a many pots as of late. Here’s a quick recap of recent upgrades and also information about a few enhancements that are soon on their way.
If you’re a follower of #devBUG, you already have some familiarity with Stash -- the name we’ve given to the revamp of deviantART’s exisiting submission process.
However, Stash is so much more than a simple revamp. Your Stash on deviantART will become home to all your images, writing... everything! Here's how it works:
You can drag and drop multiple files into your Stash, quickly and easily.
However, those files won’t appear in your Gallery, or to your Watchers, until you specifically say so. Allowing you an easy place to storage images until you’re ready to publish
Skribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! TweetSkribble Contest: Let's Get Creative!2 years ago in Contests More Like This
A mere eleven years ago, deviantART met its humble beginnings. Since that time, we've grown to be the world's largest online art community, but even a site as massive and established as deviantART had to start somewhere. We never forget those few small sparks that launched deviantART to be where it is today, and that's what we're celebrating during our birthday season.
For this year's community event, we're embracing the idea of starting small and creating something amazing from just a few quick sketches. We've started this work for you and challenge you to finish it with the pizzazz that only the best art community in the world co
11th BirthdayDeviantART's 11th birthday is August 7th!11th Birthday2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is how we're celebrating in #communityrelations
#dAseniors brings you 11 things I love about dA Contest - Deadline August 7, 2011
"What do You See?" Contest - Deadline August 15, 2011
11 Years of dAvolution Contest - Deadline August 20, 2011
#fella and #communityrelations bring you a birthday scuzzle! read more for details
#fella is hosting a Pre-bdAy Chat Spectacular in the #Fella Chatroom
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 update2 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
deviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate! TweetdeviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate!2 years ago in deviantART, Inc. 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
Vigilante Oriented GroupsWhen the deviantART Groups system launched in beta nearly two years ago we fully expected it to become home to a large variety of Groups centered around every subject possible and that is exactly what has happened and we are really encouraged to see so many embracing the Groups concept and coming together around these common topics to share their thoughts and works.Vigilante Oriented Groups2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today we’d like to discuss a certain type of Group which often comes to our attention, and not always in a good way; the “vigilante” style Group.
For those who may not be familiar with these types of Groups, what we call a “vigilante” Group are those which are created and centered around gathering deviants together to encourage the reporting of rule breakers and members who may be in violation of one or more official policies.
While gathering together in order to promote following the rules is not a bad thing there are good and bad ways for these types of Groups to operate; We always appre
A chat with #dt #dtA chat with #dt2 years ago in Chat More Like This
Are you a geek or developer and interested in the inner-workings of deviantART or what it takes to maintain a website as large as this?
#dt (deviousTechnology) is the department at dA responsible for coding all the cool features & squashing all the un-cool bugs. On Tuesday, July 19th they'll be coming together in our #auditorium chatroom to answer some of your nagging technical questions.
So don't miss this opportunity to hang out with the geeky side of deviantART!
This live featured chat will happen on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011, 1:30pm to 2:30pm PST. (Click here for your local time.)
The 5th Annual Bolt Award 5th Annual Bolt AwardThe 5th Annual Bolt Award2 years ago in deviantART, Inc. More Like This
The Bolt Award is an accolade that recognizes an individual's significant contributions to deviantART. The Award celebrates such contributions and brings to light the exemplary work performed by its recipient.
In 2007, the first recipient was none other than the award's namesake, Chris Bolt ($chris), and in 2008 we saw Heidi Chambers ($Heidi) presented with the well deserved honor.
In 2009, the Bolt Award went to the pixel perfect Stanley Sy ($starvingartist) who then passed this on to Simon Murray ($pachunka) during our 10th Birthday Celebrations in 2010.
This year, we are deeply honoured to announce that
Plans Gone Wrong Contest TweetPlans Gone Wrong Contest2 years ago in Official Contests More Like This
Chaos Panda by $chix0r
We're throwing one panda, one light, one pie up against the incredibly successful Fotolia One Cat, One Fruit, and One Clock Contest. Let's see if our new completely crazed random selection can pull in more than the 10,000 entries we received last time.
Here's the big twist: This time, we're challenging you to use the theme of "plans gone wrong" in
You must use one each of the specific pandas, lights, and pies provided in the asset pack and create an image showing "plans gone wrong." Your entry can originate in any medium! These are stock pictures. You can trace them, draw them, photomanipu
Community Relations - July/August 2011Community Relations - July/August 20112 years ago in Community Relations More Like This
The Community Relations team exists to facilitate communication amongst deviantART's administration, volunteers and members. Our goal is to foster creative genius by encouraging artists to grow, collaborate and participate in a friendly and supportive artistic environment.
Table of Contents
1. Important Information
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Share your Opinions!
4. Official Contests
5. News from the Galleries
6. News from the Chats and Forums
1. Happy Birthday deviantART!!
Today we celebrate 11 years of deviousness and with that comes some great announcements, ar
Presenting: Community VolunteersA BRIEF OVERVIEWPresenting: Community Volunteers2 years ago in Community Relations More Like This
Over the years, we've been proud to offer the opportunity to volunteer with deviantART. We believe that our volunteers play a crucial role in helping our community develop and grow in positive ways.
The Gallery Moderator (previously known as Gallery Director) and Message Network Admin (MN@) teams have become a much loved and appreciated role, with many volunteers proudly detailing their experience in applications to enter into successful careers with companies who all recognise the value of volunteering in such a vibrant and eclectic community. Did you know that some of our now full time Staff were once volunteers? $fourteenthstar, $Moonbeam13, $pachunka, $aunjuli, $y2jenn, $damphyr, `Tachy-on, $dxd and $Ikue all volunteered in various roles -- and we are all very proud of that fact!
Over the past few months, we've been taking a close look at the volunteer experience -- what's worked, what hasn't worked a
Birthday Scuzzle 2011: Start here!Hello deviants!Birthday Scuzzle 2011: Start here!2 years ago in Contests More Like This
As part of the 11th birthday celebrations, we deviously had created a beautiful celebratory photograph to share with you all. It is stunning, a real epitome of the deviantART world. Unfortunately someone (I'd look in the direction of last month's deviousness award winner) left a window open and an army of naughty mudkips came and stole the photo! We were all devastated (well with the exception of `ScENeYmE who found it hilarious!)
Fortunately, the great $Moonbeam13 called upon her witching powers (the spell involved monkeys, lightning and an extra sprinkle of devious magic) and managed to find the photograph. Sadly, she discovered the naughty mudkips had ripped the photograph apart, leaving it in complete disarray! To stop the mudkips stealing it again, she gave individual pieces to deviants to conceal until we knew it was safe to unveil the complete photo to everyone. However, as busy as $Moonbeam13 is, she has forgotten who holds the hidden pieces (though
Ever wanted to +fav a journal? Well now you can!This is a feature that's been in the works for a little while now, and over the coming weeks will reshape the way that you see and submit content here on deviantaARTEver wanted to +fav a journal? Well now you can!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So what's this new feature?
At the moment, deviantART has many different types of content (e.g. journals, news and deviations) which are all different to use, located in different places, and produce completely different types of content.
The aim of this new feature is to unify all these systems, making them simpler to use and more consistent in appearance and functionality
How are we going to achieve this?
The most obvious and most widely used content you see on deviantART is Deviations. So the best way of merging all the current content into one, is to make Journals, News and Blogs into Deviations
Why is this better?
Apart from making content on deviantART simpler for new users, Journals and News will gain functions of deviations such as, favourites,
Deviants Conquer Foot Locker Art PrizeIn June, Foot Locker Australia held a sneaker coloring competition – featuring shoes from Nike, adidas, Puma and Converse. Entrants were tasked with coloring a template that featured the silhouette of one of eight different popular sneakers. Competitors could do whatever they wanted to wow the judges and boy, were the results fantastic. Not only did the winner get to take home a one-of-a-kind pair of kick featuring their winning artwork, they also won a boatload of cash - $50,001 to be exact – making it the largest amount of money to ever be awarded in an art competition in Australia.Deviants Conquer Foot Locker Art Prize2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Of 24 finalists, one piece of artwork triumphed over the rest. Kalin Thompson, a 24-year old hailing from Brisbane, Australia took home the top prize and guess what? He’s a deviant! That’s right, !Kfames is Foot Locker Australia’s sneaker-coloring king! Proving, once again, that deviantART is home to very best!
!Kfames isn’t the only d
Our Favorite Memories and Moments TweetOur Favorite Memories and Moments2 years ago in deviantART, Inc. 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
Putting the ART in #devART Vol. 30This is a continuation of the Putting the ART in :#devart: project that the Community Volunteers work on monthly. The purpose of this article is to bring to light the artistic community within the dA's Official Featured Chat room :#devart:. With the great reception our last installment had we will continue with featuring new and unknown members of :#devart: bimonthly.Putting the ART in #devART Vol. 302 years ago in Community Relations More Like This
First up is ~randommii
:iconrandommii: ~randommii is a jack of all trades with a little literature, photography, traditional and digital art throughout their gallery.
Next is ~MilaineSummerset
:iconmilainesummerset: ~MilaineSummerset is a traditional artist who's drawing have a dark almost creepy feel to them.
Now we have ~Travis2311
:icontravis2311: ~Travis2311 digital artist by hobby who focuses mostly on anime fan art.
I Came, I dAmned, I Founded In this ongoing series of articles, we probe the minds of some dAmn's channel founders to find out what makes them tick, how they've made their room a success and what tips they can provide to budding channel owners.I Came, I dAmned, I Founded 2 years ago in Chat More Like This
This month is `InvaderMar and :#Fun4Fun:
1) First off `InvaderMar, can you tell us a little bit about yourself!
Sure! Okay lets see...
My name is Marilyn and I am a young lass from Scotland. I am a cartoonist and I currently study Acting & Performance at college. A part from that, I also enjoy singing and dancing anywhere, having a drink with friends and keeping myself busy!
Despite being an outgoing and bubbly person, I am described as 'random', 'ditzy' and 'blonde'... even though I'm brunette. Lmao!
Oh and did I mention? - I LOVE COOKIES!!
2) When did you first discover dAmn, and can you remember the first room you ever chatted in?
Oh it was way back in 2005. I was so young, 14 to be exact. I think I was rather curi
Sta.shHi again, beta crew.Sta.sh2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As mentioned recently, we’re making a bunch of changes to the new Stash...
If you're new to Stash, find out more about it here: http://devbug.deviantart.com/journal/Stash-215498179
The latest changes: Sta.sh is now a separate section of the deviantART Network - with its own header, and its own look.
Here's a sneak peek!
"Stash" no longer exists on your Submit menu, but instead can be gotten to one of two ways:
You can pick "Sta.sh" from your main profile menu.. next to Logout and Settings
Or, you can type http://sta.sh into your address bar
Note: to switch back to deviantART, pick the "deviantART" item from the Sta.sh main menu.
Switching over and back:
Other than that, the Stash functionality remains much the same - Drag and drop your
Seniority Announcement - 11th Birthday EditionThis article celebrates our latest additions of Senior members in our community.Seniority Announcement - 11th Birthday Edition2 years ago in deviantART Blog 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
When Being Human Just Isn't Enough:icontechgnotic:When Being Human Just Isn't Enough2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The allure of Anthro Art is obvious to anyone who ever “owned” and loved a pet. (Only those who have never loved and shared lives with a pet speak of pet “ownership”!) Once a bond has been formed between a human and an animal the rigid distinctions between what is human and what is animal begin to fracture.
The definition of “being” becomes suddenly far more expansive. And soon the bonded human begins feeling spiritual affinities with the “animal” that are undeniably powerful and as “real” as any felt with other humans. The desire to leave all the lies and hypocrisies of human society behind and join in with a simpler and somehow more “honest” society of different beings in nature can become palpable and intense. “The grass is always greener…” and, oh!, to scamper across it on four liberating paws!
Pimps & Whoas - September 14, 2011PimpsPimps & Whoas - September 14, 20112 years ago in Community Relations More Like This
Official dA News
How Do You Drink Dr Pepper Contest Winners
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2011
News to Know: Beware of Phishing Scams!
When Being Human just isn't Enough
Community Operations Chat
Skribble Contest Winners
Vigilante Oriented Groups
New Premium Member Featured - 10% Off!
Eye See, Therefore Eye
You can submit to stash via EMAIL and FTP?!Hey Beta folksYou can submit to stash via EMAIL and FTP?!2 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
:bulletblue: Then attach the image you want to upload
:bulletblue: Now hit SEND! :eager:
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2011 Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - September 20112 years ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Congratulations to `ian-x
Black Label Comics no. 1
Pour from Lethe Calico
Night Folk - Cover Draft
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every
month to one truly outstanding deviant.
As the 1st of the month rolls around again, we have a brand new Deviousness Award to
present. Join us in congratulating Ian Struckhoff aka `ian-
x as the recipient for September 2011.
Black Label Comics no.2
Deathlings No O Cover
Out of the Blue Script I
Who is `ian-x?
`ian-x is a fantastic
An Absurd Interview with dxdAn Absurd Interview with dxd2 years ago in Interviews More Like This
Hello! They call me Professor Oak. Are you a girl or a boy? ... ehhmm I mean Hi! Welcome to another edition of Absurd Interviews: It's super effective it makes you faint
Today is a srs bsns edition because we are interviewing an almighty dA admin so you better behave or they'll ban the shit out of us!
So, please in an orderly fashion, join me in giving a warm and respectful welcome to: $dxd
Hey Dom! How is it going?
It's going like a freight train down the hill with no breaks. I just put my foot out the door to slow it down and now I only have half a face left.
First off... what's with you and this obsession with pixel crabs? ._.
SRS Question! I like this one so srs answer. Leetcrab started out in the mind of my old buddy `object2bdestroyd back in '05. Kevin used to be a volunteer, back
I Came, I dAmned, I Founded In this ongoing series of articles, we probe the minds of some dAmn's channel founders to find out what makes them tick, how they've made their room a success and what tips they can provide to budding channel owners.I Came, I dAmned, I Founded 2 years ago in Community Relations More Like This
This month is `karyaazure and :#Thumbsshare:
1) First off `karyaazure, can you tell us a little bit about yourself!
Well I'm not the greatest at talking about myself so I'll keep it brief here, but I love to meet people on dA and if anyone has questions about me or the community please do not hesitate to contact me! Just a few of my passions include my work (I am a licensed professional working with children with special needs, like autism and also teach graduate courses at a state university), my friends, my family, my pup, changing the world, and pursuing my curiosities.
Included with friends above are, of course, the folks (both mods and members) that participate in the :#Thumbsshare: community.
2) When did you first discover dAmn, and can you