New deviantART ThumbnailsHey folks!New deviantART Thumbnails2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may remember a while back we showed off some brand new thumbnails in #hq's Journal. Well, after many weeks of porting and tweaking based on community feedback, we finally got these brand new thumbs ready for beta testing!
The new thumbnails
UPDATE (May 19, 2012): Based on feedback received, we've updated the new thumbnails to be justified. Thumbnails are now spaced out across the rows, making them flush against the left and right sides of the page. When a browser's window is too small, justification cannot happen without leaving larger awkward spaces. In these cases, justification is turned off and thumbnails become left aligned. We think these changes present the most appealing interface for both cases.
For those of you who didn't see the new thumbs when they were previewed a month back, here's a re
Official deviantMEET Paris #2 : REPORT !! English version below (with pictures)Official deviantMEET Paris #2 : REPORT !!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Samedi dernier, Paris a accueilli le second deviantMEET Paris officiel comme vous avez pu le voir dans votre message center !
Que pourrions-nous dire à part… C'était fabuleux !
Nous avons rencontré tant de deviants et de membres du staff, ils étaient tous géniaux !
ZeldaDreams et moi sommes arrivés au Mécano Bar autour de midi.
anmari namenotrequired iamnotelectricnet et Anoya étaient déjà là!
Après une courte discussion, la 1ère vague des membres du staff est arrivée vers 12h30 avec mattdanna Ayame-Kenoshi danlev haldron wreckling et quelques autres. Certains deviants étaient déjà arrivés (oui oui plus d’une heure à l'avance).
Le temps de mettre en place le bar, de sortir tous les goodies, les deviants avaient déjà commencé à dessiner et discuter.
I'm 21!Not that it means much. I can't stand alcohol! yuck.I'm 21!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways, I just wanted to thank everyone for the kind birthday wishes!
I got some really cool gifts this year and I'm excited to share one in particular because it will open up a new venue of art for me. I want to start making short trailers for my characters similar to the live action Skyrim trailer, or the Mortal Kombat one. My whole life I wanted a video camera that could record in movie quality... and now I finally have it! For every photoshoot from now on I will be doing a trailer, photoshoot video, and a series of pictures like I have done in the past. Here is the Canon 600D!
As some of you already know, I have been using the same flip phone since I was 15. Well, that has finally changed! My boyfriend got me a Sidekick (which is still outdated for you kids, I know) but to me a flippy screen is cooler than a touch screen. Plus it has all these colored lights and a rolly ball that light up when I get a text. I'm starting to sound
Fractal in the nature III : LandscapesAhoy guys!Fractal in the nature III : Landscapes1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
How are you today ?
In this Fractal in nature article, last time we spoke about snowflakes and Earth Views, this time we will see something kinda different as it's not really made by the nature but made by manipulating some aerial landscape photography!
to quote the article :
David Thomas Smith invites us to discover its “Anthropocene” project about the complexity of the structures and modern architecture. Composing works from aerial photographs taken by satellite handled, duplicated and reworked.
Article made by Fubiz.net available here : "Aerial Photography"
Images used in this article are property of his/her rightful owner
Previous Editions :
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Sucker Punch Behind The ScenesSucker Punch Behind The Scenes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Although I would love it if you watched the video, it shows no where near as much work as was put into this shoot. Some of this is embarrassing but I love reading about people's mistakes and how they overcame them. So here are mine.
I bought the costume last November, thinking I would be able to shoot the next week, edit easy peasy and be done in a month. Right.
I booked the first model several times over the course of 3 months but she flaked every time. I'm actually quite happy, as Laura turned out to be PERFECT, easy going, and an overall better model. Laura was kind enough to shoot with me twice, as I was hesitant about the poses I picked out. We kept some, threw out others and added new ones for the second time around.
For the WWI shot, I first tried to make the Notre Dame ruins by hand or find realistic models used for game tables. Turns out no one buys them anymore and thus I had no luck finding one. I att
Spirit Day: A Bi VoiceIn honour of Spirit Day, I would like to share something about my own experiences with people's reactions to my sexuality. When asked my sexual orientation, I say 'bisexual' simply because it's more concise than the things I find attractive in a person don't tend to be gender specific so what does or doesn't dangle between a person's legs is as irrelevant to me as the colour of their eyes or the size of their feet when it comes to assessing whether or not they are physically, intellectually or emotionally appealing.Spirit Day: A Bi Voice1 year ago in Personal More Like This
That doesn't sound too crazy, right? I mean, plenty of people are bisexual. It shouldn't be a big deal. But for some reason, it often is. I've always been pretty comfortable talking about my sexuality in relevant contexts. I'm not confrontational or militant about it, I don't wear an "I'm bisexual, lets talk about me!" t-shirt and I never felt the need to come out, because I always figured that if people want to make assumptions about who I find attractive, that's th
In the News: The End of the World?Mayan Apocalypse?!In the News: The End of the World?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fear of the supposed "Mayan apocalypse" is spreading panic among people all over the world. A man in China has used his life savings to build an ark, there has been an explosion in sales of survival shelters in America, and in France, believers are preparing to converge on a mountain where aliens are apparently going to be rescuing them.
Don't be scared, though. NASA scientists have debunked the various doomsday theories out there. Give their explanations a good read through, okay?
Click here for the Debunking the 2012 Doomsday website
RapeI would like to address a disturbing trend Ive seen in stories posted online.Rape4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
That is, the proclivity of rape (or sexual molestation) in stories.
Rape is not edgy. Rape is not dark or cool. Rape is not a clever way to allow your character to have sex without making them seem slutty. Rape does not make your character more interesting, or stronger, or weaker, or whatever the disturbing line of reasoning behind a poor concept for a story.
It is a horrible, heinous violation of both the mind and body. People do not suffer through it and then go on to live out the rest of their lives happily ever after. It can take months, if not years, for a person to recover from such a trauma if they ever do at all.
To portray rape in such a cavalier way is not only dangerous, but offensive to real victims. To even try is playing with fire. Victims dont want to read about it, they dont want to see characters
Comic-Con: Day 2Comic-Con Day 2 was all about cosplay, fandom, and art, art, art!Comic-Con: Day 22 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Before we get into the thick of things, we didn’t have a photo of our huge plasma screens hanging from the convention ceiling to share in our Day 1 recap, so we vowed to get that to you today! The 11 foot wide screens stream amazing works of art from Artists' Alley participants to the whole convention floor!
In Comic-Cons past, the foot traffic In Artists’ Alley got busier and busier as the week progressed, and this year is no exception. There’s something magical about speaking one-on-one with a deviant, learning their experiences, hearing how they started as an artist, and how far they’ve come. It’s an emotional connection to make with someone who was practically a stranger a few moments ago -- and then you realize you’re not really strangers when you
The Barnabas Portrait Project Winners AnnouncementHand-selected and judged by the one and only Tim Burton, the winners of the Dark Shadows Barnabas Portrait Project, have been announced! Check out the article to see which three deviants impressed and who is walking away with the grand prize!The Barnabas Portrait Project Winners Announcement2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Comic-Con: Day 3Saturday kicked off Day 3 of Comic-Con, and the crowds poured onto the convention floor to start the weekend in Geek Style.Comic-Con: Day 32 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
At noon, deviantART hosted our final panel: How to Supercharge Your deviantART Profile Like the Masters. Moderated by none other than our fearless ninja, Angelo (aka spyed), we were honored to have the following superstars share their deviantART experiences with the crowd:
- Adam Warren (AdamWarren -- “The Dirty Pair,” “Empowered”)
- Mark Brooks (diablo2003, from Marvel Comics)
- Jim Zubkavich (Zubby -- Project Manager of Creative Services, Udon Entertainment)
- Dave Elliott (DeevElliott -- “Heavy Metal Magazine”)
- Wenqing Yan (yuumei, creator of “Knite,” “1000 W0RDS”)
- Kevin Eastman (Kevineastman -- co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
- Chris Sanders (alohalilo creator of “Lilo & Stitch”)
It was truly a remark
The Great Valentine Exchange!The Great Valentine Exchange!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Love is in the air!
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and we're big on love here at deviantART! Whether it's the love of someone's gallery, the glomping of that friend who's always there for you, or the devotion you share with that special someone, February 14th is the perfect day to remind those around you how much they bring to your life. One of the great Valentine's Day traditions is giving and receiving heartfelt messages between friends, family, lovers, or even secret admirers. This year, we wanted to add digital deviance to the tradition by introducing the Great Valentine Exchange!
How does it work?
We've created a gallery just for the Great Valentine Exchan
Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben HeineUndoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing `BenHeine.Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben Heine2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Artist on Fire:
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Wed Jan 18, 2011, 7:00 PM
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romani
Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseWhen a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.Street Photography: The Capture vs. The Pose2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
Wed Jan 25, 2011, 7:00 PM
When a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or
herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.
If the subject is posed by the photographer, the body pulled
We survived the apocolypse!!!!Of course we knew we would... after all the Mayans never predicted the end of the world. They predicted a new age of enlightenment... so my question to you, did anyone wake up feeling more enlightened then when they went to sleep?We survived the apocolypse!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was going to say no, but considering the moment I woke up I started applying to new jobs, I realize... I kind of did. Yesterday's terribly boring and foot-painy half work day enlightened me to the fact that I hate this job. I cannot be in this job. I have 2 more days to sort of see if I might have a change of mind, but I most definitely do NOT want to stay in this job. It is boring, and so much walking around, and my brain feels like it's completely inactive during the hours of non-stop walking.... I don't want this job.
okay so it's not exactly spiritual enlightenment I reached, but the day is young, who knows maybe later today I'll find inner peace
certainly possible with the absolute nothing my brain is doing at work.
In any case, what a
^^No hush hush, no heroin, just the scare its Halloween^^2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Street Magician: The Photography of Chris WeeksIt was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of Chris Weeks that I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there. I finally realized that the magical something that sets Weeks’ works apart from others is that his camera disappears.Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Street Photography of Chris Weeks
Wed Feb 22, 2012, 6:20 PM
It was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of cweeks...
That I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there.
I finally realized that the magical s
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: Jul 26, 2012 by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
GratitudeGratitude1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem