Massive Art Theft From dA and FA ArtistsI felt this was important enough to make an article out of. This is something I received through Tumblr and dutifully passed along. I am trying to spread the word about this massive theft case.
Here's the quoted text:
They are stealing artworks from all over DeviantArt and FurAffinity, then posting them as paintings on canvas with huge price tags. Please please check to see if anything of yours has been taken, and file a DMCA with the sites host.
Please pass this on so we can get this disgusting thing shut down.
Plans Gone Wrong Contest TweetPlans Gone Wrong Contest4 years ago in Official deviantART 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
Skribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! TweetSkribble Contest: Let's Get Creative!3 years ago in Deviant Events 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
Head Back to School with deviantART TweetHead Back to School with deviantART3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We're celebrating the back-to-school season by supporting an arts education program, launching a brand-new deviantWEAR backpack, highlighting a talented young art student, and helping you prepare for a future in the arts.
Advance education through the arts and look good doing it with the dA Nomad Bag. We will donate 10% of every purchase of the dA Nomad through September 15th, 2011 to InSEA.org. With enough room to store your laptop, textbook, and sketchbook, the dA Nomad Bag is your perfect campus companion.
The International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) is a global community working tirelessly to advance
Poe's Death List:icontechgnotic:Poe's Death List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Fri Oct 21, 2011, 8:23 PM
As Halloween approaches, what better way to celebrate the season when the spectral
boundaries of the Kingdom of the Spirits of the Dead touch briefly with the mystical
edges of the Domain of We the Living than to invoke the battered and hellishly bedeviled
soul of Edgar Allan Poe to guide us in communication between (his) ghostly and (our)
ghastly planes of existence.
Poe invented the “detective” story and was an early father of “sci-fi”, and he was also an
extraordinary poet, but he is best known for his Gothic tales of mystery and abject horror –
nearly all of them anchored in the apprehension of an impending cruel and unnatural death.
Edgar Allan Poe by Dr-Horrible
Poe had an inventive genius like no other in his
Sharks are more important than you thinkThe Earth is an ocean planet. 99% of all living space on it is water, and 80% of all species live in the ocean. We know from decades of careful research that the oceans have shaped this world - whenever something happened to them, whenever life in the oceans changed, life on Earth changed as a whole. We humans are a wave of extinction, a new event that is suddenly rippling across the tree of life. And as we interfere so strongly with this complex system of interdependence that has taken its shape in millions of years, we change the only world, the only home, our species has ever known.Sharks are more important than you think3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sharks have lived in the oceans for over 400 million years, since before the dinosaurs evolved. As apex predators, they are critically important to the food chain in the ocean and have significantly shaped the world through time. Sharks are intelligent, have long and short term memory and the ability to learn. And they are afraid of us. Most sharks won't come near us if we are not perfectly calm, because
For the Love of Long Haired Men...:DAn article featuring handsome long-haired men, because they need more love!For the Love of Long Haired Men...:D4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And because we all know how sexy they are :iconloveloveplz:
I know you will like it!
:thumb204119988:Bart by S1v1
:thumb181914136:Pergot II by ValeriyaSegalArtisian by Haste-Malaise
:: MetallslaveRandom006 :: by Metallslave :thumb172761090:The week's shopping by Revelio
Mr. J Nava by charleshildreth wind in your hair 2 by xPorcelainHeartxLove me not?... by zakharova
The train... by Flush-the-Fashion :thumb216171867:Thought bubble by Revelio
:thumb227245946:DoC_Vincent_V. by nemurutenshi-yueMan in Cape by PHOTOGRAPHERchris
Poseidon by Kifer
Drawings & Paintings
:thumb89857044:Castlevania : Alucard Rev.2.0 by GouzinPrince dragon, second book by MarcSimonettiJia Yin the Covenanter 3 by mlcamaro
:thumb146761994::thumb191899641:LongestJourney:Waiting by nathie
Fairly prince by EstheryuButterfly by sweetcrescentwe are family by Digi-M
DEVID - Alone by AikurisuMichal (commission) by Ilojleen:thumb171445170:
Native American by Thubakabraspotlight by hel999Age of 21 by yuuki-ri
SPANK ME! For CharityThis was inspired from a few things. After the birthday I was playing around with my avatar and thought I might create a game involving it but then I thought of Topicality's recent endeavor and decided to turn it into something for charity instead.SPANK ME! For Charity3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The charity I have selected is LUMOS, which was co-founded by JK Rowling.
My goal is $1,000 USD
This will last until the goal is met or September 16, 2011.
For each person that changes his or her to one similar to mine, I will increase my donation amount by 10¢. For your avatar to count you must COMMENT THIS JOURNAL. I will reply to you with "Spanked!" and you are free to change you avatar back.
:iconmegaphonerightplz: COMMENTING THIS ARTICLE -OR ANYWHERE BUT THE ABOVE LINKED JOURNAL- DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE CHARITY!!! :iconmegaphoneleftplz:
For the avatar sized version of your opti
deviantART's response regarding Art4Love.comIt recently came to our attention that a website called Art4Love.com was offering prints for sale, some based off of deviations also found on deviantART.com (and perhaps other works by artists not on deviantART). Art4Love.com is currently offline, but was up long enough to make some artists very understandably upset, as neither the artists (we are told) nor deviantART ever gave permission for Art4Love.com to sell these prints.deviantART's response regarding Art4Love.com3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We've been tracking the exchanges of comments and journals about all possible infringing activity and are ready to provide information from our side that would help legal action that any of the affected artists decide to bring. We will also fully cooperate with any government agency that may become involved because of consumer complaints against this apparently infringing website and the people running it. We would also happily cooperate with any possible fraud investigations.
As a note of caution, we don’t have all the fa
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
Improving your Art: what dA news can teach youWhat dA news can teach you about:Improving your Art: what dA news can teach you4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Improving your Art
The dA news platform is a great way to adress the community and teach them things about a wide range of topics, and of course to find information that you didn't even know you were looking for! Over time I've collected many great articles. This series will bring them together per topic so it's easy to find what you're looking for! Besides helping people find information they need, the aim of this series is also to promote quality on the news platform.
For this issue, I chose articles about Improving your Art. There may be more issues on this topic in the future
Articles may overlap on some areas, and may contain outdated info though I've tried to avoid this.
Learning Experience #1: 10 Ways To Better Your Art by POE-R7
Exactly what it says! 10 tips that can he
ABCs of Deviants: im-not-sanaWelcome to ABCs of Deviants! Where I interview deviants from A to Z!ABCs of Deviants: im-not-sana3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sana is an enthusiastic member of the community who is loved by many. She joined deviantART almost 6 years ago. She's a true inspiration for anyone who wants to be more involved around deviantART. Sana received seniority status in August last year, on top of that she alpha tests for dA over at devBUG - which means she plays around with new features before Beta testers get to!
Now, on with the questions!
the rhythm of my heart. by im-not-sana
First off, could you give us a brief introduction of yourself?
Well first off, I'm actually Sana I'm a Photographer by morning and a Programmer by night I study Computer Science but enjoy trying out all sorts of arts. I'm a bit socially awkward at first, but pretty awesome once you get to know me
Art4Love and more scam sitesI think you heard about the scam artist Chad Love Liberman who sells stolen artwork for huge prices. Many people posted news and journals:Art4Love and more scam sites3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You can see some links and affected artists here
Even his books are stolen.
He has 3 websites known:
art4love.com (down, use IP 22.214.171.124)
markyourspot.com (not down but 404 error)
michaelperezgallery.com (up and running)
Luckily other people are waking up too, even his close
The deviantWEAR Design Battle is here! New! Introducing the deviantWEAR Design Challenge!The deviantWEAR Design Battle is here!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Have you ever wanted to be a famous shirt designer? Perhaps you've wanted to be the devil wearing Prada, approving only the hottest styles? There's something for everyone in our new deviantWEAR Design Challenge!
The concept is simple: we give you a challenge, you create the design, deviants vote, and the winners get paid if their designs are chosen by the judging panel.
Have some mad design skills?
Our first challenge is to design deviantART's newest logo shirt. Using the assets and template provided at the challenge category, create a shirt focused around deviantART’s logo. Three finalists will be selected -- each will receive $1500 cash and 25 units of their own shir
What Do You See? Birthday Contest!We all look at clouds, net curtains and woodchip wallpaper and try and make faces right? I know I do! With that in mind we bring you:What Do You See? Birthday Contest!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What Do You See?
Challenge: Take a look at one of these four photographs.
Then simply show us what you see! But here's the catch - it MUST be dA related!
Here is an example I did:
Rules and Guidelines
The deviation should be dA themed, as this is a birthday contest! For example, you may wish to include Fella, popular emotes, llamas, ninjas etc
You may NOT use the image directly.
Whichever shapes you see in the stock images should be translated as closely as possible in your finished piece. For example, the mountain in my example is the same shape as the wallpaper rip.
Please link to the stock image used and say what part of your image it's used in. For example I used the shape of the wallpa
The Literature Community ExperimentThis is a typical example of a Beccalicious shower pondering! The idea of this is to try and bring together as many people as possible all in one journal, but not for the sake of making a big number, but to encourage interaction and share useful tidbits. We often say the "literature community" has drifted apart over the past few years and this is just one attempt to try get people to come back together. It's a little hippy, perhaps a far-fetched idea, which is why I am calling it an "experiment". This could be successful and could be a complete fail- only you guys and your efforts can decide its fate!The Literature Community Experiment2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Wow! The response for this has been HUGE!!! Thank you so much all of you who have participated! Don't forget to add CRLiterature to your watch as well as replying to all these wonderful comments!
So you may be new to the literature side of deviantART, or you may be one of those long
Devious Minds: DoItForTheLulzDiscovering what makes us devious.Devious Minds: DoItForTheLulz3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How did you first discover deviantART?
I first discovered deviantART because of a web design class I took with my sister and a friend. Our teacher wanted us to use stock for mock pages and we ended up finding dA. My sister and friend joined dA and I just kinda watched them. I wasn't much of an online type back then. I managed my sister's page when she made her side portfolio account and started scanning in her older works. So when I took over AssClownFish, I kinda already knew what I was doing.
What was it about dA that made you want to stay?
I just kinda wanted to blow time when I was in college. I just started posting stuff, to see how long it'd take before I got banned for simply being me. Turns out I'm not ban worthy yet .
What is the story behind your username?
Sit down, grab a chair and something
Art4Love more like Art4ThieveHello guys, i come here with the purpose of letting you guys now whats going on out there and that you may not be yet aware of.Art4Love more like Art4Thieve3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On my inbox i found this journal
soon afterwards i decided to go on and see what it was about
read on it's not that long
but summary is
these guys right here, have been stealing and selling many many many artwork from fellow deviants and selling them at outrageously high prices
it's almost like going through dA with less works but with prices through the roof
here are some examples
http://www.art4love.com/canvas_art/wall_art/productdetail.asp?productid=4228 from :icongenzoman:
http://www.art4love.com/canvas_art/wall_art/productdetail.asp?productid=1758 from :iconartgerm:
http://www.art4love.com/canvas_art/wall_art/productdetail.asp?productid=798 from :iconwen-m:
and many many others that i can't quite recall
but i do remember some artworks there that i found firstly here on d
Devious Minds: JocelyneRDiscovering what makes us devious.Devious Minds: JocelyneR4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How did you first discover deviantART?
I heard of DA because of a friend who was a member since a few months. He knew I loved to photograph too. So, I am on here since more than two years now.
What was it about dA that made you want to stay?
Oh, at first, I was thrilled to upload some of my photos on Internet and to receive feedback.
Just know that it was my very first real experience on Internet, I was just going on there for my work and for emails before.
Little by little, I got in contact with other deviants, exchanging comments, making friends, etc. As I am quite talkative, all of this happened fast enough...
Also, I like the way DA is working, the framing, the many possibilities it offers, like journals, articles, polls, statistics and many other features. I am very at ease on its environment.
What is the story behind your username?
MILK (NSFW)MILK (NSFW)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Milk and Shake by CarolineMadison
Milk by Arhange1Milk Bath by RockroehreMilk... by catchlightsnl
milk slice. by spitxitxout
Milk portrait by Momasko
Soakin milk IV by Stridsberg
Milk Bath by pixielovesyou
THE MILKY NUN by Jaroslav-AurumLight
Milk and Chocolate by ALLUREandDESIRE
My previous art features:
The Photography of Andrii Bondart
Contest: Back to Fractal ClassContest: Back to Fractal Class3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest: Best of Both Worlds: Back to Fractal Class!
Fractals and Resources are two galleries that get crap about "not being art," so we thought it would be cool to team up for a contest to prove those people wrong!
In this contest, you will be provided with three tutorials from the Fractal Resources Gallery. (See rules below.) Use one or more of these tutorials for a chance to win! It's the Best of Both Worlds (resources and fractal art!) to offer an amazing Fractal class!
Not sure what fractal art is? Click this thumbnail for a short lesson about the meaning of the word "fractal"...
What is a Fractal? by TaraRoys
Then join our contest to teach yourself a whole new kind of art, or participate as a way to brush up on old skills! All skill levels are welcome to enter!
1st Place:18 month premium
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soon2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We're looking for game players to come and join in our deviantART Birthday Event! In just a short while 3wyl and myself are hosting an interpretation of a British game show called Pointless. The idea of the game is that you have to guess the least popular answer to a multiple answers question. You will be awarded points accordingly, those with the most points will win - but you will have used pointless answers to get there!
We'll have pre-judged the least popular and most popular answers by asking a panel of CVs beforehand for their responses. Want an example?
Name a Film Starring Tom Cruise
Okay so Mission Impossible is a really high answer and if you said that one, you'd get lots of points. Which isn't good! If you said Rain Man - you'd possibly be getting less points. But if you said something like Endless Love or Taps, then you'd be hitting on an answer tha
A Week in dA Related - #050Welcome to the next installment of A Week in dA Related!A Week in dA Related - #0503 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A Week in dA Related is a weekly news article series that aims to bring you the most important and fun deviantART and dA Related news from the previous week. It also includes a handful of features from the gallery that were submitted in the last 7 days.
If you have any deviantART Related news you'd like to share, shoot a note to bradleysays.
This issue covers July 1st to July 7th, 2012
From the Writer
We had an awesome time at the chat event yesterday! So many people participated; you should take this opportunity to look at some fabulous muro drawings on fella's page! We got everyone to draw what Fella's house would look like.
A full recap will be posted some time during the week.
Have a great week!
Community Volunteer - deviantART Related
Why you feature stolen work?!?!Lately there seem to have been a few myths flying around in particular with regards to how we as Community Volunteers, give Daily Deviations. Many people seem to think that we sit at our desks in dark little rooms and let out evil laughter whilst we purposefully feature stolen work. The dark rooms and laughter - well I can't say yes or no on that one! But I can promise you it's not our intent to give exposure to people who have stolen work. I recently featured a piece of work that turned out to be stolen. However I went into extensive conversations with the artist before I featured it, and with added metadata and dates, it's difficult to know where to draw the line. I've given people the benefit of the doubt before - and it's worked out nicely as their work has been legitimate. Below are some comments I have seen being thrown around the past few days - and hopefully an attempt to bust the myth.Why you feature stolen work?!?!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"I thought at least that you people would check to make sure the work was the
The LOL Corner [#112]The LOL CornerThe LOL Corner [#112]3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off.
Every edition will feature a collection of the funniest chat network quotes.
dAmnIt! is a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you.
dAmnIt! has reached well over 60,000 quotes!
When something funny happens in a chatroom, share it with everyone! It only takes a few clicks, and while you're there browse through all the other hilarious quotes!
Feel free to note deshrubber or OpalMist with suggested dAmnIt! quotes to go into the next edition. Please make sure that the quote has already been submitted and approved to dAmnIt! and that you give the quote number in your note.
One Year Special Edition
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