DeviantART- De-emphasizing Art?So I don't know about you guys, but there've been some issues I've been seeing with Deviantart's changes more and more lately and it's beginning to upset me...
Comment count under thumbnails
I've never been comment-conscious before. I don't care if people "fave bomb" my work, or if they fave it without commenting (with exceptions on tutorials for feedback sake when necessary), but now that they have the comment count plastered under every thumbnail, I'm forced to focus on comments whether I want to or not. Now I see a piece that only has a comment or two and it makes me self conscious, when before I would just post my art and move on. I also feel like it might have an effect on others. For me, when I see that a piece has over 200 comments, I definitely feel less of an urge to comment on it before faving. I figure "everything that I would want to say about this piece has probably already been said, so I'll just fave it instead." Anyone else feel like that? Now that we
Project Weekly give away comment to enter 26nd NovATTENTION THIS GIVE AWAY HAS ENDEDProject Weekly give away comment to enter 26nd Nov2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
HERE IS THE NEW ONE OF THIS WEEK
It's time for Project Weekly give away
Please Fav this journal to spread the news about
Project weekly give away I'm holding every week
It's time to announce the winners of last week
the winners of last week are
want to see how many people I made happy so far
:iconcreation-inspirationroject Weekly give away
Gives one month Premium membership and a three month Premium membership
without your help we can't continue doing this
so if you want to support this project
(click on the donation button to donate
one point means a lot to me.
After you donate, I will contact you
News - Contest 2 Winner AnnouncedDetailsNews - Contest 2 Winner Announced2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to all who entered and voted in Contest 2 held in conjunction with TheArtPlatform. The winner of 636 points is Linkinparks
The other contest entries can be found here: http://dahubplus.deviantart.com/gallery/39294237
Closed round 1Closed round 12 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
1st of all, excuse my engrish, I'm southeast asian. . . wat
If anyone out there wants points,
I'm giving away 100 (I know, small but it's only round 1)
In exchange for that, I'm going to ask you 2 favors:
1. Fav this journal to get it out there.
2. Link to me up to 3 deviants (you can include yourself) that you think has the funniest webcam.
Something like thisssss:
:icondoublehit: then their webcam http://rodneypatrick.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/backflip-pool-toss-fail.gif
*For those who don't know how to link the webcam. . .just right click on the webcam then click View Image then copy the link.
remember. . .
-don't forget to fav the journal (just remove it when this is done)
-link the deviant, so that I know who's it from.
-then put the link of the webcam, because, they might have changed it to something unfunny already :iconpapmingplz:
-keep it more on the left side of this spectrum:
200 points giveaway!English.200 points giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is my first giveaway.
In this giveaway will be just one winner.
Rules to participate
For those who want to be listed once:
~ Must be a watcher! (Only watchers can participate. You can watch me if you haven't done so already).
~ You should add to favourite this journal and add your comment. (1 comment per person).
For those who want to be listed twice:
~ Must be a watcher! (Only watchers can participate. You can watch me if you haven't done so already).
~ You should add to favourite this journal and add your comment. (1 comment per person).
~ You should feature me on your journal and write the following:
"ElianaStock is giving away 200 points . To get a chance on wining share her on your profile!"
For those who want to be listed thrice:
~ Must be a watcher! (Only watchers can participate. You can watch me if
GIVEAWAY WINNERSSo, because of the amazing :iconsplodergal: nonkimono we are able to hold this small giveaway!GIVEAWAY WINNERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, first with the prizes:
1st place: 15 , one llama, 5 favs
2nd place: 7 , one llama, 3 favs
3rd place: 3 , one llama, 2 favs
All you have to do is fave this journal!! (You don't even have to comment )
And watch me for updates (you can un-watch me when this is finished)
That is all! This giveaway will end on (EDIT)September 1st which is tomorrow I will choose three winners from random.org
SO THE WINNERS are number 39, 25, and 55. Don't believe me?
So the winners are: for 1st place: 15 , one llama, 5 favs the winner is... ThatCanonKid:iconsiannewilkinson:
2nd place: 7 , one llama, 3 favs the winner is... SnowSplash:iconsnowsplash:
3rd place: 3 , one llama, 2 favs the winner is... Douthna:icondouthna:
I will give them their prizes very soon. Please don't bash if you didn't
Christmas/New years Raffle! Closed! WINNERS!!ALRIGHT Wow guys! I got 40 people partaking, and 11 spreading the news, and 42 journal faves thanks to everyone for partaking in my little RaffleChristmas/New years Raffle! Closed! WINNERS!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I used Random.org to generate the winners. Sooo I had it set up for ever 15 people, I would offer one commission and 100 to them. Since we have 40, I'm going to round that off to 3 winners
Winner number 1 is:
#17! :iconxSammyKayx: who wins a chibi digital piece of Link! Their favourite character
Winner number 2 is:
#7! :iconTigrite: who wins a digital commission piece of Toothless from How to Train your Dragon which is their favourite character
Winner number 3 is:
#21! :iconkenlybop: who wins a digital commission piece of their Original Character Ultra Draco which is their favourite character
Thank you so so soooo much to everyone who entered!! It means so much to me, and now I will go about commenting on everyones responses and messaging the winners as I finish their pieces
Im Gonna Do A 300 Point Contest [update!] liked this contest? check out the newest one! http://nedrian.deviantart.com/journal/#/d4wwysaIm Gonna Do A 300 Point Contest [update!]2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
3# winning 50 points is
i like this one because of how much they understood the software before actually using it properly, as well as the colour patter in the background making the body more noticeable, congratulations DibFan4LifeX3 on winning 3rd
2# winning 100 points is
a very good choice in colors and darkening the figure to bring more attention to the aqua like background. as well as good anatomy and colors, main thing that struck me was the eyes. congratulations RoboticMasterMind on 2nd
1# wining 150 points is
brilliant lighting and effects and amazing line art, you really underestimate your tallent Sunny--San plus he looks so fwuffy >w
Watcher Feature #11It takes me a while to put these together, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys! Faving this journal might helpWatcher Feature #112 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!
take a rest by sheepstep Colour by SugoiMe Gregory - Intrigued by SycrosD4 Bata Dome: OC 1 yr. 2011 by pound-key Orangesplosion by Mariposapaints Companions by Mufifi Brave- Merida by PEACHROS3 Victorian Age by EmpressBlackWings Kid... by melonbun695 :thumb302
Draw Izka Contest: Animal Love! ENDS DEC 31st!HelloDraw Izka Contest: Animal Love! ENDS DEC 31st!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm announcing another draw Izka contest ^^ this time it has a special theme: Animal Love!!!
the first one was over 2 years ago and was a huge success. hope this one will go well too ^^
DRAW IZKA-CHAN CONTEST: ANIMAL LOVE!!
-The theme of this contest is pretty simple, and all what you have to enter is to create a drawing/ painting with my Original Character IZKA with an animal or fantasy creature! You have to draw her in these clothes shown on the first two references below!!
*Main references for clothes:
^ YOU NEED TO DRAW IZKA IN THE CLOTHES SEEN ABOVE! ^
*More references with similar clothes
*More references of Izka: http://izka197.deviantart.com/gallery/38622371 & http://izka197.deviantart.com/favou
300 Point Giveaway! ::EDIT:: let's do this!300 Point Giveaway! ::EDIT::2 years ago in Personal More Like This
you HAVE to make a jornal linking back to this one
you HAVE to WATCH ME (NO UN-WATCHING AFTER THE GIVEAWAY IS OVER)
the deadline is 1 NOVEMBER
Fell FREE to donate they will all go to the prizes!
HAPPY HUNGER GAMES AND MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR,
UPS WRONG LINE XD
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
IF WE GET LESS THEN 100 PEOPLE COMPETING WE WILL HAVE TO SHUT THE GIVEAWAY DOWN
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
Feature!Hello Everyone!Feature!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Been awhile since I did a feature! I know I enjoyed these photos I hope you do too.
away and check out their galleries! They are some wonderful photographers! Worth faving, watching, and viewing.
If you like the art feature be sure to the article to help it get some exposure <3
Heron by RawPoetry
:thumb289457974: Magpie of the day by phalalcrocorax I'm exhausted by NB-PhotoArt
How dare You? by darkSoul4Life Hungry Eyes by cherrykiiss En Face by thrumyeye
8654 by Schizonka :thumb295623699: Un apres midi memorable IV by Suave-Illusion :thumb295416105:
Aga II by romanball Here comes the Lady of Spring III by cherrilady open up your eager eyes by Malvina-Frolova
Mistress v.4 by bwaworga The dark side of the moon by OceansOfLove
Hey Ladybug V by mademoiselledy 64 by staceyclarkephoto Miss Kate by namimosa
:thumb295649289: :thumb295628597: Rachael 2 by gsphoto
T.P. II by jodeviant Seconds by vdstyle fire zone by lavandaria Stephany~ by imwd
ID by johngiannis27 :thumb294816368: :thumb29
I'm holding another points giveaway! YepYep! Another one! o U oI'm holding another points giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This time I'm giving out 100 yea the amount's kinda small, but it's gonna get bigger as I hold another one.
You must be a watcher.
'Favorite' this journal
..and you get 1 number. [which I'll put in a journal for everyone to see]
Join the following groups: [+1 number for each group]
Watch my sketch account [Arcy-cake] [+1]
Submit this journal to a group. [+2]
Make a journal about this giveaway. [+1]
... more numbers = more chance of winning.
Comment if you entered and what you did so that I'll know how many numbers I'm gonna give you o u o
I'm still not sure of the deadline yet, but maybe in 3 weeks - 1 month? hehe I'll update when I decide.
The people who joined the last giveaway can still join o u o I might give more points if a lo
200 Point Giveaway! (CLOSED!)*This contest is CLOSED! The winner was #71 or :iconChristieMars:! http://tinypic.com/r/257fvd5/6200 Point Giveaway! (CLOSED!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, so as a thank you to my watchers, and to everybody here at dA...I'm hosting a giveaway!
Let me break it down for ya:
The prize? 200 !
Rules? You don't have to be watching me, but I do suggest faving this journal (not mandatory). Leave ONE* comment, and I'll give you a #.
How do you win? If your number's chosen, you win! I'll use random.org to choose the winner.
End date? September 1st at 11:59 CST. Make sure to comment before then!
*If you comment more than once, it kinda screws up my numbering. SO, if you do comment more than once, I'll hide ALL of your comments and you won't be entered. Fair warning, guys.
Create Your Own OC ContestAfter two polls, the create your own oc is declared the winner!Create Your Own OC Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Though I'm writing everything about the contest now, it won't officially begin until March 15th at midnight. You can begin anytime after I post this Journal, but the contest won't begin until the above date.
Create Your Own OC Infomation
Contest Start: March 15th at Midnight
Contest End: Contest extended till May 30th at Midnight
First Place: $50 paypal dollars or 4,000 DA points
Second Place: $30 paypal dollars or 2,400 DA points
Third Place: $20 paypal dollars or 1,600 DA points
Runner-Up One: $10 paypal dollars or 800 DA points
Runner-Up Two: $10 paypal dollars or 800 DA points
What You Need To Do With Your Entry
- Create an original character. The character must be new and fresh, no already created oc's.
~CLOSED. WINNER DRAWN~100 Point Giveaway!Hello everyone, I'm currently having a point/comment contest to win 100 da points. Please continue reading for more details on how to enter.~CLOSED. WINNER DRAWN~100 Point Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In order to be entered into this contest, you will need to do some quick simple things:
1 Add me to your da watch so you'll know when I'm holding other contests!
2 Comment something nice on some of the art below! This is to help other deviants to get more art exposure!
3 Fave this journal so more people can see it!
Once you comment on a piece of art, then leave a comment on this journal telling me which deviantation you commented something nice on. You may do this up to seven times. So your allowed to leave one comment on this journal, for every piece of art you comment something nice on.
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL WIN 100 DA POINTS
Start commenting on these....
Fan Art DD Summary - August 2012Another month has gone by and it's time to review the Fan Art and Fan Fiction Daily Deviations featured during the month of August. Let's get the show started!Fan Art DD Summary - August 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Expos-ED by Nintendo-Nut1
is the portrayal of the character's reactions; especially Edd. It end in a satisfying way too, and is a great read for any EEnE fan."
(Featured by JZLobo, suggested by YukiMizuno)
The Grace Given to Me by MirachRavaia
plays with its prose with grace and flair.
(Featured by JZLobo)
Give Me a Sign by KicsterAsh
Watcher Feature #8note: If you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys! Faving this journal might helpWatcher Feature #82 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (i have around 600 comments now @__@ ), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!
Deity of Fall by Thana93 Midnight Snack by zeusplara MDB: Yuzuruha by Tsu-la Der Knabe und der Wassermann III by Starsong-Studio Purity by Pummi-Gummi Beauty of Spring by Yephire Looking at the fish by NewEmma Oh brother of mine by DacaDaca Hush, Kitten by BlackDistraction Lightly Pink by LadyDayDream Faceless by Hallodu1997 Beyond Control by hannahmations That Tickles! by Helixel blistering sunsets by chrica :thumb30193841
Do you want a feature 20... finishedFeature timeDo you want a feature 20... finished2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the feature is over ... OK...I told that I'll feature first 50 thumbs, but then I got so, so, so many comments, that I just wanted to put them more. Unfortunately I still couldn't put all thumbs which you sent me. So I featured first 103 thumbs in this journal... half time more than I said Enjoy
You can also fav this journal, so these artist will get more exposure and views... spread the love Thank you
:thumb318533590: AT : The white rose princess by AmiMochi Speedpaint: Ocean Maiden by Jiiri
:thumb319590071: Charlavail by rae-shi Anywhere the wind blows... by Kisarra
F l y i n g by Marie8D PC: Twinkle little star by amazonitte :thumb317113265:
lily of the valley by afercanqueen regreso al pasado by Nesgodraa Despair by SparkCat
SC: Stasya by TiaVon :thumb319793129: Pensive by Florence0
Elf/ Demon of Woods by RoteGruetze Taste of Blood by Toxic-Containment Asami by chatoyantes
:thumb319345394: The Lady of the Forest Waters by SamTheDragonGirl Porcelain by Julia-Aurora
CLOSED, WILL DRAW! Prizes!CLOSED, WILL DRAW!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st Prize: 100 Points
2nd and 3rd Prize: 50 Points
4th, 5th and 6th Prize: 25 Points
In Twice note for later
Sphinx OC Contest (And Questions VIDEO!!!)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gERZnoLLdHY&feature=youtu.beSphinx OC Contest (And Questions VIDEO!!!)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
That right there is the link to my first Q&A video. Thank you all for asking so many questions! I'll be uploading more tomorrow and during the week, since I wasn't able to answer all of the questions this time around.
__________Official Sphinx OC Contest Information__________
Contest Dates/Timetable: October 1st to October 31st - Midnight to Midnight (EST)
Contest Theme: Create Your Own Sphinx Original Character
With the upcoming launch of my original manga, Sphinx (drawn by the wonderful WickedJuti), coming up on the horizon, I've decided to hold a full-fledged contest to help bring the community into the setting that I've created for this story. I also wanted to get a chance to support the amazing imagination that thrives here on deviantART, which has pushed me time and time again to continue my projects and pursue art. And by separating this contest into both v
DevNews 14th EditionHello Members, Watchers and Visitors,DevNews 14th Edition2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to DevNews 14th Edition, 2012.
Our aim is to bring you a collection of news articles, contest, features
and more from around deviantART Please do add this article to your
collection and share with your watchers and friends
HAPPY BIRTHDAY deviantART
deviantART's 12th Birthday Celebration August 7, 2012
Keep your on bradleysays's 12th-BirthdAy-Shenanigans and check your message center often for deviantART's 12th Birthday Celebration Activities and Updates.
Free Premium Membership Day! For an entire 24 hours on August 7, 2012 starting at midnight and ending at 11:59 PM Los A
Underappreciated MammalsClass Mammalia contains a lot of the world's favorite megafauna--tigers, lions, wolves, elephants, zebras, dolphins, etc--so it's easy to see how "less charismatic" species get overlooked, not just in the public eye but in the scientific realm too. Rodents and bats contribute to over half of all mammal species, but the majority of mammalogists work with carnivores or ungulates, particularly game species. Here are some very cool mammal species that need more time in the public eye. Some are common, some are rare, and some are near extinction, but all could use a bit more appreciation.Underappreciated Mammals2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Amazon River Dolphin (endangered), American Pika (least concern), Pygmy Spotted Skunk (vulnerable)
Colugo (vulnerable), Ghost Bat (vulnerable), Aye-Aye (near threatened)
Lowland Streaked Tenrec (least concern), Northern Tamandua (le
Christmas O.C. Love Package Give Away! *UPDATEI am doing a Christmas O.C. Love Package! Anyone who comments on this journal will get a number and on December 20th, I will use a random number generator (http://andrew.hedges.name/experiments/random/original.html) to pick a winner!Christmas O.C. Love Package Give Away! *UPDATE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Winner of the Package will receive:
1 Free Blink and Sparkle Animation of Their O.C.
1 Free Blink Animation Avatar of Their O.C.
And a Drawing of Their O.C. With Mine (Queen of Cute) Featured on My Profile!
1. Write 'Number Please.' in the comments below.
2. You must note me if you have been a member of Deviant Art for only a month or under.
3. Please Watch me! (if you ask in the comments, I will watch you back)
4. Anyone who writes a journal about this give away will receive 2 points. The Journal must include: A link to this journal, the give away's title, and deadline.
Only one number per person.You can now donate 5 and receive another number (max. numbers you can have is 6) All proceeds