Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.Edit: Share with your friends on Twitter as well! https://twitter.com/#!/ZevImages/status/139572960288714752
I know that many deviants have had a rough past year. I know I have. For some, it was the economy, for some changes in their families and loved ones, and I know for some it has even been on deviantART. We have all had struggles, but this time of year, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, is as good a time as any to thank people for what we DO have.
In this world of little, we all have something we hold dear to our hearts. Now is the time to say thanks.
So, what I would like to invite everyone to do is in the next 48 hours (Today + Thanksgiving), fave this journal to show your support, then comment with 4 things you are thankful for:
1 thing on deviantART you are thankful for
1 thing with your family, loved ones, friends, etc. you are thankful for
1 thing in your life you are thankful for
1 piece of art you, or a fellow deviant created that you are th
The Neglected Importance of the Online CommunityWhat is the Worldwide Online Community?The Neglected Importance of the Online Community3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Worldwide Online Community is simply a group of people from a wide variety of countries and continents who come together to share their skills, experience, and/or love for a subject. Online communities are a fairly new faction and are not fully understood, their importance is neglected and may not reach their full potential until the next generation incorporates them more and more. It wasn't until the '90s that the Internet or World Wide Web really became a part of the culture, but in less then 20 years its impact has changed society from top to bottom.
In order to really delve into the importance of the worldwide online community, one must first define what it is. There are hundreds of different definitions of what an online community is, but this statement is generally accepted throughout these definitions.
Worldwide online communities are groups of people who join together on the Internet with a common int
Steve Jobs [ 1955–2011 ]Steven Paul Jobs, co-founder, chairman and former chief executive of Apple Inc., has passed away today. http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/Steve Jobs [ 1955–2011 ]4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know t
Halloween GoodiesHalloween! A day filled with candy and dress-up and lots of ooky spooky fun. Recently, I asked a few of my dA friends to help me gather a collection of spooky themed deviants to celebrate the day. I hope you find something to you like.Halloween Goodies4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~[Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black]
[Bullet; Orange] Vampires selected by Mirz123
:thumb193079559: Dracula by Zatransis Janita-Comm vampSara-Ravenswd by Janjanita 1910 Vampire by Cherieosaurus Vampire Love by Ninquetolliel
[Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black] ~ [Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black] ~ [Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black] ~ [Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black] ~ [Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black] ~[Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black]
[Bullet; Black] Pumpkins selected by SparklyDest
Pumpkin by weirdal :th
Where is the Devious Love? Volume VWhere is the Devious Love?Where is the Devious Love? Volume V4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
An article promoting positivity in the community
And general warmth and fuzziness
Volume I | Volume II | Volume III | Volume IV | Volume V
I wanted to put together a series of articles that focus on the opposite of drAma, instead focusing on positives. Here is a collection of messages I have gathered from members of the community, that highlight positive moments, be they success stories, kind words or general messages of encouragement for those who work hard.
"i suggest FyreBurnsStrong96 for the next volume fo where is the devious love?
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
dA Staff Appreciation Week Interviews: damphyrdamphyrdA Staff Appreciation Week Interviews: damphyr4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As part of deviantART Staff Appreciation Week, StaffAppreciation has organized interviews with our staff members so that we can get to know them a little bit better!
This interview was conducted by the ever-awesome bradleysays! Thank you to him, and a big thanks to damphyr for taking the time to participate!
How are you?
Good as one can be
Could you give us a brief description of what you do, in terms of working for deviantART?
I'm the senior member of the CEA. My duties include the moderation desk handling reports from the community, Help Desk tickets sent in, educating the community and just general search-and-destroy for porn, trolls, etc.
Was joining the dA team a passion or dream, or was it something you happened to get into just as a job?
I was a volunteer for deviantART for several years before I was asked
Devious Minds: TopicalityDiscovering what makes us devious.Devious Minds: Topicality4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How did you first discover deviantART?
I was looking at art online when I was young, and saw loish's work, it eventually led me to deviantART. I lurked for a while, then eventually joined!
What was it about dA that made you want to stay?
I wanted to post my artwork... however once I discovered chats, I learned about GMs (now CV's) and Daily Deviation suggesting. I had and continue to have the loving support that keeps me here, along with my ability to find and collect beautiful artwork- Tis it is all about the art!
What is the story behind your username?
At one point I wanted to do debate in high school, but I've gone off to do other things. I was thinking of good user names and was playing with a random word generator. It came up with the word Topicality, a word I remembered was used in debate. It's used in debate when one is g
Spreading the dA Love: Vol. 14 :iconGoldendAplz: :iconGoldendAplz:Spreading the dA Love: Vol. 143 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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
A showcase of art that has simply left me speechless from all genres, from digital/traditional, artisan, emoticons, fractals, etc.
The Stars of dAr - `Mirz123The Stars of dAr is a series where I interview one member of the deviantART Related (dAr) community each time, about personal and dA related matters. For today we have Mirz123! She creates fantasic stamps, sometimes fun and silly, but also often with an important and profound message, and always in her recognisable style. She's also an enthusiastic community member in many aspects, and can be found in many corners of the community. But enough about her from me - I'll hand the floor to Mirz herselfThe Stars of dAr - `Mirz1233 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hi Mirz123, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed
- Please tell us something about yourself!
By day I'm a mom who works as a secretary. By night, I don a cape and create emoticons, stamps, and write Lit. Though, looking at my gallery stats, I'm most-known for my stamps.
- Some people may be reading this article
The deviantWEAR Design Battle is here! New! Introducing the deviantWEAR Design Challenge!The deviantWEAR Design Battle is here!4 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
Deviousness Award Interview with TimberClipseWhat is this Awesome Achievement?Deviousness Award Interview with TimberClipse3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out
on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
The Deviousness Award for May 2012 goes to TimberClipse.
Get to know more about Zev with this interview.
First things first, who is Zev? As an artist and a member of deviantART?
Who am I? That's a good question! I am 16, finishing up my junior year in high school and a lover of film and video. I have been on about 50 film sets in the last two years working on a different array of jobs from production assistant (PA) to key grip, gaffer, director of photography (DP), and editor. My passion is to continue on sets like
A Year in dA Related 2011: Deviant StampsA feature of Stamps submitted in 2011 as well as Stamp Daily Deviations received this year.A Year in dA Related 2011: Deviant Stamps3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Stamps of 2011
More Sleep by fear-the-brilliance :thumb224885212: V is Very, Very Extraordinary by stuck-in-suburbia Earth Day 2011 by lightpurge :thumb216702659:
Senior Stache Support by SanguineEpitaph You and I by winehaus I Heart Sta.sh Writer by bradleysays Stamp - Watch Me by firstfear I +FAV BOMB by auxeru
Community-Projects by pjuk Weekly Stamp Feature by Ramen27 Artist Working Stamp by Mirz123
Stamp DDs of 2011
Never Go to Bed Angry Stamp by andy-pants
Not allowed by pjuk dA Love by ClefairyKid Background Music by Skylark-93 what is it? by DusterAmaranth Interact Stamp + Plz by UnicornReality
STAMP: Enough Sexuality Stamps by Emotikonz Technologically Advanced by death-wishes I want you to succeed by HarmonicSonic Disorder is universal. by Cursed-Blessings Religion by MaruLovesStamps
TomatoDragonStamp_3 by TomatoDragon Be Yourself by fear-the-brilliance Use an Emote by iWin72 Rain-Rainbow Stamp by Mirz123 Quit life by nikkittie
Happy Stamp by Seiorai Disconnected Stamp by SparklyDest&
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
Play the Adri Game We all get down and feel at some point in the year, month, week, and day.Play the Adri Game4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How can it get better?
Play My Game
Get a few friends together and make a promise that somehow every single day you will tell each friend one thing that makes them awesome and unique individuals unlike no other. You're their friend for a reason, and their your friends for their reasons. You just have to let them know and hear them out.
I'm your friend for a reason, I don't want you to constantly feel bad. So let my words influence you positively when you feel down; I want you to know as a friend how awesome you are. I want you to feel that awesomeness for yourself, so I'll remind you every day of it.
So I'll play my game, and make it happen. You should do it too.
You can do it on twitter, Facebook, sticky notes on their desk, skype Im/calls. Let them know how much they mean to you and learn intimate details why you have these friends. Even if
My dog... Updates!Update:My dog... Updates!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the last week, Rocket has been recovering well! She has sphincter ontrol about 90% back, an she is walking and sliding around. She is still basically bunny hopping at times, and doesn't have the strength to stay up for liong, but she is on the road to recovery!
Thank you all for your kind wishes. It means so much to both of us!
Note: Faving this journal will be seen as a sign of support
So, I have for the last 4 years had a wonderful Yellow Lab Mixed with Terrier and Pitbull. She is a gorgeous dog, and one that I love dearly. We got her as a rescue when she was just a few months old, and quickly we found her name... "Rocket". She can jump straight up and down almost 6 feet, able to grab toys from way above our heads. However, this sadly may have been her downfall as well.
In the last week or so, she started displaying symptoms that were not healthy. First she was unable to hold her feces, and we assumed at first that it was a dietary i
The Senior 'Stache | August 7th 2011On behalf of dAseniors, The-Senior-Stache is the base of operations for and News of Senior members, defined as those users who have a ` or a ° as their symbol on deviantART.The Senior 'Stache | August 7th 20114 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is a news article, posted once every two weeks, choc-a-block full of Senior happenings and initiatives, stunning visual features, an awesome mini-interview and much, much more!
Even though this is mainly Senior orientated, if you have something you want to promote or are just looking for something generally, senior or not, we invite you all to take a gander.
deviantART's 11th Birthday Bonanza - Two Contests!
Weekly Hunt: Most Devious
Be in for a chance to win 10 !
The Absurd Spot
By Thiefoworld and his +1
Watcher Contest - Win Points + Features + ThanksHey Everyone!Watcher Contest - Win Points + Features + Thanks3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, I have been absolutely amazed by all of my amazing watchers So for the next few days, I want to send a thank you back to you all... I originally planned to do this during Valentines Day, but other stuff got planned then... So let's do it now
I want to thank a ton of you guys! So here is how I am going to thank 33 of you! (Yes there's a lot more then 33, but that's all I can do for now...)
- Give 25 of my watchers a 5 piece journal feature
- Give 5 of my watchers a 5 piece front page feature (my front page, for a month)
- Give 3 of my watchers 100
So what do you have to do to get one of these prizes? Just three simple things:
1. As this is a thank you to my watchers, you must be watching me (If you aren't right now, you can still watch me )
2. Then simply comment on this journal. Say anything you'd like!
3. Lastly, Fave this journal!
This will end February 26, 2012 at 11:59:59 P
2011 Donations for Devious DeviantsFave Me!2011 Donations for Devious Deviants3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please Fave This so more deviants may see it!
Hey y'all, it's that time of year again to get into the holiday spirit. It's a great time for gift-giving and showing that you care for one another. Unfortunately, there are quite a few people this holiday spirit who do not have enough to be able to send out many gifts. Because of that, this year we want to help as many deviants as possible.
winehaus and TimberClipse are working together this year to raise AT LEAST 15,000 for other deviants. We need YOUR help!
We want to give as many deviants gifts for them to further grow as devious artists! So will you help us?
If you can donate even just a few points, we will be so greatful! Even if you cannot donate if you can promote this on your pages, groups, twitters, facebooks, ANYWHERE we would love that!
Why should you donate? Well, first of all, many people would be h
A Week in dA Related - #038IntroductionA Week in dA Related - #0383 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to the next installment of A Week in dA Related!
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 April 9th to April 15th, 2012
Official deviantART News
Site Update: New Sta.sh Submit and Writer Toolbar
deviantART's weekly site update. This update has a list of bug fixes, new features and feedback from the community.
Cutting Edge Prints, Week 15/12
The fifteenth issue of Cutting Edge Prints for 2012. Check out the prints showcased in this article!
devNEWS Marathon Begins Today! Get a 3 Month Sub!Hello Everyone,devNEWS Marathon Begins Today! Get a 3 Month Sub!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a way to help kickstart devNEWS and allow us to start hosting events, contests, improving, etc. we wanted to do a Points Marathon!
From now until November 20, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM we are collecting points at DevNews-Points. If we reach 10,000 points or more we will give Three 3 Month Premium Memberships to deviants in devNEWS. However, we must reach that goal to give those premiums
This marathon will allow us to say thank you for all of your continued support with devNEWS, we could not do it without all of you! You do not have to donate to be elegible for the 3 month premium, you only have to be a member of deviantART and DevNews, however, we are offering thank you's to those who do donate, even if it is only 10 points
The points that we gain from this will allow us to begin contests, events, etc. We really hope to have all of your support.
Even if you cannot donate, if you can Favorite This Journal and Share it w
Excuse me, I thought this was a Community This is not in response to any one person or recent event. It is something I have been meaning to express my thoughts on for some time. However, I have lightly touched on it before.Excuse me, I thought this was a Community4 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first 'surprise' is the word I would have used but I think now its more of a fascination and curiosity when deviantART puts out new features such as llama badges, cake badges, Groups, points, and so forth. There is always something of a this-is-destroying-dA (or the like) response.
I am aware that change will most always be met with some level of hostility. To some it appears that these features make the art mean less. I can't see that. The ART in deviantART comes second but is in caps - ART will for always be the core root of this site. Is ART all that defines an Artist? No, we are all deviant too.
It is the beautifully elegant combination of
that forms this sense of Community we have here
Deviousness Award Interview with JoseFelipeMWhat is this Awesome Achievement?Deviousness Award Interview with JoseFelipeM2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out
on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
The Deviousness Award for January 2013 goes to winehaus.
Hello JoseFelipe! Please give us a quick introduction of who you are, in and outside DA.
On deviantART, I am winehaus, a senior member for a bit more than six months. I recently received the Deviousness Award (obviously that's what this interview is for) and TimberClipse pointed out that not only am I the youngest senior, but I took his spot as youngest Deviousness Award Recipient! I am more of an art appreciator than an
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
Jump into a new journal portal!Here's a quick bit of trivia! Did you know that journals comprise about 25% of posts submitted daily? Journals are an integral part of the deviantART experience, and coming soon, they'll receive the spotlight they deserve.Jump into a new journal portal!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Introducing the new Journal portal!
A brand new look is coming to the News page.
From the Journal portal, which will be replacing the News page, you'll be able to browse, submit, or search journals and news. You'll be able to browse by Newest, Popular, and Featured (which is comprised of official deviantART news and highlights).
Journals will be visible with their skin, giving you a better context of the post.
(Hover over the screenshot below to see more!)
What happened to the old News page?
As you may recall, we teased the release of merging news, journals, blogs, and deviations in order t