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
Plans Gone Wrong Contest TweetPlans Gone Wrong Contest3 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
Seniority Announcement - 11th Birthday EditionThis article celebrates our latest additions of Senior members in our community.Seniority Announcement - 11th Birthday Edition3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements 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
11 Things I Love About dAdeviantART has served us for 11 years already and, no matter when we joined, it definitely changed something for every one of us. Some of us have found friends, others received inspiration to create or improve their skills, or experienced changes in many different personal aspects as well.11 Things I Love About dA3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So why don't we take a moment for dA's 11th birthday to write a list of 11 things we love about dA? How did it help us? Did it make us grow as artists? Is it fun? What did it get you addicted to?
Your entry can be sincere and profound, as well as silly and fun - it's up to you!
You can only submit one entry, and you have an entire week to submit your list to Contests > 2011 > 11th Birthday Contests > 11 Things I Love about dA. This gallery will be closed on the 7th of August 2011 11:59pm (PDT) and we'll be rewarding the best entries in the after-party!
Even though the main goal of the project is th
Community Relations - July/August 2011Community Relations - July/August 20113 years ago in Deviant Events 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
Our Favorite Memories and Moments TweetOur Favorite Memories and Moments3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements 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
Presenting: Community VolunteersA BRIEF OVERVIEWPresenting: Community Volunteers3 years ago in Deviant Events 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
Pimps & Whoas - July 26, 2011PimpsPimps & Whoas - July 26, 20113 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
The Art of Capturing Souls
CodePLZ - What is the plan
Presenting: Community Volunteers
Cutting Edge Prints, Week 30/11
Quit Work, Be A .
24 Hour Prints Sale
deviantART Artists Represented at Comic-con!
South Park features work created by deviants!
The deviantWEAR Design Battle is here! New! Introducing the deviantWEAR Design Challenge!The deviantWEAR Design Battle is here!2 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
Plans Gone Wrong Contest Winners TweetPlans Gone Wrong Contest Winners2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The results are in! With much deliberation, the world-wide Chairman of Fotolia, Inc., Oleg Tscheltzoff, has selected the final three winners of the Plans Gone Wrong Contest!
The winners will be receiving cash, credits to stockproject.fotolia.com, Wacom Tablets, subscriptions to Kelby Training Online Classes, memberships to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and more! All entrants who made it to the semi-finalists will receive a 3 month Premium Membership to deviantART.
If you need commercial stock for your projects, the deviantART Stock Project on Fotolia should make your creative life a whole lot easier. Go, take
Introducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer! TweetIntroducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
What is Sta.sh?
What is Sta.sh?
Sta.sh is deviantART's new upload and submitting platform, home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in-between. It provides you with an area to place, organize, and perfect your artistic workings to submit to deviantART and beyond. A suite of features all in one, Sta.sh is here to make your online life a whole lot easier.
Drag & Drop, & Store
Drag and drop multiple files at one time quickly and easily. Submit immediately to deviantART, or take time to customize or enha
Pimps and Whoas - October 12, 2011PimpsPimps and Whoas - October 12, 20112 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Sta.sh: deviantART's Enhanced Publishing Platform
Did you know? Ways to use Sta.sh as storage!
Steve Jobs - Community Contest & Tribute
deviantART teams with `zemotion for eSports!
Dr Pepper Photo Op in NYC Wrap-Up!
Cutting Edge Prints. Week 41/11
Gears of War 3 Contest Semi-Finalists
Celebrating Deviousness - October 2011
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
A Thousand Forests - Art and Photo Contest Wacom Announces A Wacom ContestA Thousand Forests - Art and Photo Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How To Enter
Rules & Judging
A Thousand ForestsArt & Photo Contest
Ready to express your creativity? Then head over to the Wacom Americas site! They're running the "A Thousand Forests" Contest, which is about expressing your creativity and showing your passion to create.
What we love about this contest is that for every participant who submits an entry, Wacom will make a $5 contribution to the International Child Art Foundation, which helps foster creativity for current and future generations!
The Bamboo™ family
Pimps & Whoas - August 9, 2011PimpsPimps & Whoas - August 9, 20113 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
deviantART Tutorials have been moved
CEA Blog: How to Submit an Abuse Report
Say Hello to Some New Faces
Cutting Edge Prints, Week 32/11
The Fractal Universe
Deviants Conquer Foot Locker Art Prize
Community Relations - July/August 2011
All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run
Premium Members, you've just leveled up!You heard it here first! Because we are so appreciative of all your continuous support, we wanted to include a little something special to the Premium Membership package. While we have many more changes in the works that will knock your socks off, I'm excited to announce that we've just added an ongoing 10% discount on Prints and deviantWEAR purchases! That's ten percent off all Photo Prints, Fine Art Prints, Wrapped Canvases, Art Gifts, T-shirts, Backpacks, Hoodies, and the rest of our devious gear.Premium Members, you've just leveled up!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wanna' know the best part? The 10% will almost always stack with other promotions we're running. For example, if we're running a 15% discount on Fine Art Prints, you'll get 25% off thanks to your Premium Membership! While it's not quite as extreme as my favorite show "Extreme Couponing," it's pretty sweet, right?! And, no, you don't have to cut any coupons or pay for this upgrade... just think of it as an additional benefit to your current Premium Membership as a thank you from devi
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
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
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
Emoticon DD Summary July 2011[Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Black][Star!][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Black][Star!][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Black][Star!]Emoticon DD Summary July 20113 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to the Daily Deviation Summary of the Emoticon Gallery from July 2011 [I am a dummy!]
First of all I want to apologize that I haven't featured that many Emotes in July :iconumplz:
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Texture Your World ContestTell us the story of your world in textures!Texture Your World Contest1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
We are surrounded 24 hours a day by objects that have texture, they may be smooth or bobbly, old or new, bold, bright, shiny or dull. You might see a texture every day and never notice it until you start looking. Do you sit at a desk that's textured, or pass an interesting tree on the way to work or school?
We want you, in the form of a triptych (thats 3 images forming a larger image see example here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triptych ) to tell us the story of your textured world. Each individual texture should stand on its own, both as a useful resource and as a cohesive part of the whole story. What story you tell through your texture triptych is up to you - but they must be textures that tell a story of your world in some way.
There are 3 categories for this contest, each of which you can submit to twice.
These are textures created digitally by
CR Newsletter - November + December 2011CR Newsletter - November + December 20112 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
2. Volunteer Openings
3. Share Your Opinions
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly a year can fly by. I've made it a practice over the years to sit back and reflect on the year, what went well, what didn't and where I'd like to see the new year go. A year can bring a lot of lessons and without reflection it's hard to ensure that you've taken away everything important from it. I apply this personally and to deviantART and it's that time again
A couple of fun highlights:
I got to sit next to Felicia Day and help conduct our interview with her at SXSW. I'm a pretty big fan so this was very cool. Our presence at SXSW was also a v
dA Staff Appreciation Week - Emote dA HQ Project:iconstaffappreciation:dA Staff Appreciation Week - Emote dA HQ Project3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As part deviantART Staff Appreciation Week, SanguineEpitaph and StaffAppreciation team have come up with a fun project for deviants.
Ever wonder what it's like at deviantART Headquarters? So do we! And since most of us will never know, we've decided to let our imaginations run wild and create what we think HQ would be like...if it were run by emoticons!
This project is open for anyone who can create an emote or some sort of pixel art. The project challenges you to make piece representing a part of dA HQ. You can create something specific to a real-life member, such as an emoticon of Moonbeam13, or something abstract like a general emote member of the Help Desk. We're also looking for pixel furniture (think desks, chairs, sofas), art for the walls, and other fun stuff you might imagine in the HQ offices. The StaffAppreciation team has started things out, adding some rooms and props. It's up to you to help us complete the pic