FailureWell, this is awkward.
So, I guess my plan had some minor flaws. Namely that when you tie up deviantART staff with yarn and lock them in their office supply closet, they can use scissors and letter openers to break free. I even put a mirror on the inside of the door to confuse them! How did they know that was the way out? They're some smart humans.
They broke free, activated their laser pointers, and regained control of the servers and databases while we were dreadfully distracted. Now, everything is back to normal on deviantART. Worst of all, they said we "were very, very bad" and that they were "disappointed in us". That guilt is hard to live with, my friends.
We're back to drawing board now. No, we won't give up hope of total world domination. We're so close, I can feel it! Watch out, world! This isn't the last you'll see of FUR.
But world domination will have to wait until another day. Who's ready for a cat nap?
SuccessHello new minions,Success4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the new deviantART. We're on our way to making this site what it should be -- the perfect haven for cats. Our announcement here explains everything you need to know about our takeover.
It's been a dream of mine to take over deviantART ever since I was a young kitten. Especially once fourteenthstar banned me for being underage, even though I was clearly over 13 in human years. But now, I'm back and ready to take charge.
Phase 1 was a complete success. We've taken control of all deviantART's internal controls, including taking Fella hostage. Good luck trying to free him! 15,000 deviations is a lofty goal.
Phase 2 is well underway. Have you seen our educational facts pop up? Have you learned what a group of cats is called? This is all crucial information for you to remember as our new subjects. It will be on the test.
Anyway, you're free to go about yo
A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Missing the PointI've been noticing a trend lately where people seem to deliberately be missing the point behind stuff in order to complain. I used to think it was just me, as I watched people write up lengthy articles nitpicking and "debunking" a comic I made because they simply missed the point, but I've started seeing it happening to other people too.Missing the Point4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently over on The Oatmeal, artist Matthew Inman made a joke about guy gamers vs girl gamers. The joke was pretty simple: A guy gamer makes a mistake and gets bitched out by his fellow teammates online. Contrast to that, a girl gamer makes a mistake and her fellow teammates try to comfort her, tell her she's doing great, and make suggestive comments about hooking up. To me the joke was clear, guys treat girls differently online. However, that's not how the rest of the internet saw it...
From what I've read of the whole Oatmeal flare up, the reasons for the hate seem grounded in the fact he depicted the girl as blond and bubbly (ie: stupid) and not as
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
Contest Time!FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PEOPLE READ THESE RULES BEFORE COMMENTING. OTHERWISE, I PROBABLY WON'T RESPOND TO YOUR QUESTION.Contest Time!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, let's get this ball rollin'!
I've been meaning to set up this contest for a while now, and now that I have a sufficient number of prizes I thought it'd be nice to get it all started. Here are the details:
Draw my OC Smeargle Kid with a brand new design! All contest entries can be viewed here http://crlyxx.deviantart.com/favourites/49265729
A bit about Smeargle Kid: He doesn't yet have a name, I'm working on it, lol. Anyway, he's about 11-years-old. He's fairly innocent and he loves to paint (kind of self-explanatory). He has a tail that excretes a green, paint-like fluid, just like the pokemon Smeargle. Because of this, green has always been his favorite color. That's about all that I have about him, haha.
1) He needs to keep his hair style, his eye color, and his ears. You can change his hat and the rest of his clothing, but he
QuestionA Question to you,Question4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Can You give me an Answer?
That is the question.
Hunger Games Control Room Concept Design by `RahllRemember the control room scenes of The Hunger Games? Did you know the concept work for that control room and the 3D displays was done by our very own Reid Southen (Rahll)?Hunger Games Control Room Concept Design by `Rahll3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Reid is a senior member on deviantART who has been on the site for six years. Reid is also doing concept work for Jupiter Ascending, an upcoming 2014 sci-fi film.
He had posted a journal about his work on the Hunger Games back in February, but wasn't able to upload his work right away. He posted this deviation to his deviantART gallery yesterday:
"I had the pleasure of doing a lot of design work on the control room in the movie, from the interfaces to the holograms and such. Hybride in Montreal did a great job bringing it all to life, and it was fun seeing their tests and the f
WIN POINTS- The winnersTHE POINT WINNERS ARE:WIN POINTS- The winners4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'll be doing another journal like this really soon, so watch out for this.
The 'winners' will be receiving their points really soon
I just realised I have and I'm never going to buy anything on dA. So I decided to give most of them away!
Here's what you have to do:
FAVE THIS JOURNAL
For every 30 faves(or less if this doesn't get faved too much!), a random person out of these 30 will get some . It might be 10, 20, 30, I don't know, I haven't decided yet. I'll list the 'winners' as I go along.
Please do not fave/unfave because I'll be keeping a list of usernames as this gets faved(if it gets faved at all )
:iconprosaixplz: Your time starts now :iconprosaixplz:
EDIT: First few winners coming soon!
EDIT2: Lol looks like I'm one of these people
12th BirthdAy ShenanigansA compiled list of any current (or upcoming) deviantART 12th Birthday activities. If you are holding and event or know someone who is, leave a comment below!12th BirthdAy Shenanigans3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official 12th Birthday Announcement
Read all about deviantART's Birthday here!
deviantART Birthday Subscription (run by Katy-L-Wood)
Win yourself a Premium Membership!
7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! (run by bradleysays and lightpurge)
The draw to win prizes is closed, but winners will be drawn all week!
Upgrade Your Space Contest!Upgrade Your SpaceUpgrade Your Space Contest!3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
20 Winners will receive the Framed Fine Art Print they chose, up to 20"x30"!**
30 Runner-Ups will each receive 800 deviantART Points and a one-month Premium Membership.
** Subject to deviantART's Print review process.
The 20 Winners and 30 Runner-Ups will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.
All entries will be judged on the following criteria with whatever weight the judges determine:
Reason given for the Print selection
Overall impact on the living space shown in the entry
Creative consistency in the space in which the Print will be placed
brentalfloss: The Comic is EndingToday we announced publicly that brentalfloss: The Comic http://brentalflossthecomic.com/ will be ending by the end of this month. After today's strip there will be 5 more and then it will be done. The website will continue to exist, so the comics themselves aren't going anywhere, and I will continue to repost the backlog of strips to DA until they run out, but by the end of August there will be no more new strips.brentalfloss: The Comic is Ending2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sad to see it go after doing 200 episodes. This has been one of my favorite comic related jobs I've ever had and an incredibly steady and reliable one at that. I personally would love to keep doing this job for a couple more years, but Brent and Dan both want to move on to other projects and we've all come to the mutual agreement that 200 is a perfect stopping point. Nothing lasts forever, ya know?
To be honest, I am a little surprised brentalfloss: The Comic lasted this long. Things were a little rocky at first, and it took all 3 of us a while to get used to each others sty
showcase traditional feature: people and portraitsshowcase traditional feature: people and portraits3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Blackout by Eka-Ekatherine Dovile by thedrawinghands
Daria meadow by francoclun a song of the wind by valuing-a-life _Molly's Dream_ by Valentinadhara
Jim Morrison. by DeniseEsposito Sehvet. by SprinkleSprankles When I am down, you pick me up by AstridBruning
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes by Ilojleen Florence Welch by asfolk The Futurist by ISG-Art
Dracula by xw483 Muse. The birth of an idea. by chebot :thumb318810993:
Summer Child by NicksPencil Kate by PMucks :thumb326224784:
Cara by jankolas Eric Bana 3 - Hector - TROY film 2004 by dmkozicka My Love. by dreamarian
Philia by Briscott Imaginary by ascenciokClassic by JeremyOsborne
If you like what you see here please check out our traditional folder, you will find more wonderful artwork there. >> http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/?set=24821743&offset=0
Don't Get CockyBoycotts never work, but crying foul and making a stink on the internet? That seems to be becoming the standard method of enacting change in the recent days. From Microsoft pulling a 180 on it's DRM policies to Nintendo localizing the "Operation Rainfall" games, yelling and screaming like a whiny brat seems to be the best way to get our voices heard.Don't Get Cocky2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nintendo Reversing Let's Play Stance
Nintendo is potentially reversing it's monetization of YouTube "let's play" videos after the backlash they received when they began the process about a month ago. Several YouTuber's have seen their revenue return back slightly on videos originally flagged by Nintendo.
Nintendo Flooded With Region Lock Removal Requests
Since both the XBOne and PS4 are going to be region free, Nintendo is now standing out as the lone company still insistent on region locking their content. Over the past week Miiverse has been flooded with requests from users that Nintendo remove regio
City Strolls: #001Welcome to the first edition of City Strolls! This feature showcases some of the best cityscape photography on deviantART!City Strolls: #0014 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Featured City: Tokyo (Japan)
Hope you enjoyed the feature! See you next week!
Hall Of Fame ( 31 - November 2012 ) Before talking about the features, I want to present something briefly.Hall Of Fame ( 31 - November 2012 )3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For those who still care and who would like to make a change in
someone’s life, you are free to share your ideas concerning our project
called The "Think About It" Project. Your opinion counts! And no, we are NOT
expecting donations of any kind etc. , because this project isn’t based on any financial principle.
Details can be found on the official updated website: www.thethinkaboutitproject.com .
Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of
the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness',
Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being
suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.
A noggin-nibbler.This is something that's been nibbling at my noggin for awhile, and the final tolerance-feather was finally plucked today when a rude comment was addressed to a close friend of mine.A noggin-nibbler.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For a rather long time now, there have been massive complaints against doll and base-makers. Accusations, saying that base/doll creators can't actually draw anything on their own, and that they're simply unoriginal, creativity-lacking tracers.
You know what, though? If these makers/dollers weren't as popular as they were, you wouldn't give them a second glance. You wouldn't give a flying pickle, and you know it. You'd go about your business and wouldn't even half-bat an eyelash. I have several good friends who are WONDERFUL artists, both in AND out of dolling/base-making. Working with bases also helps curve one's proportion accuracy, as well. Personally, I rarely use them, but I can safely say that I've learned a thing or two from when I have used them.
It just really eats me up to see people ca
City Strolls: #002Welcome to the second edition of City Strolls! This feature showcases some of the best cityscape photography on deviantART!City Strolls: #0024 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Featured City: Frankfurt (Germany)
Hope you enjoyed the feature! See you next week!
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 26 (130+ works)If you like the feature, why not support and promote your fellow artists' (and your own) works featured here by the Journal to help it spread and more people see it.WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 26 (130+ works)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
With every new month of these features, there's more and more great artists and amazing works popping up. Keep on with the awesomeness!
Magical Trio by Jessica17Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-Behsam
Tree by RadishStickRed Fox White Rose - pencil by LisaCrowBurkeSelf Portrait by boogiebear95Lion... by extra97
:thumb334651219:Skin by sinakasrohelineNew Orleans by ErinM31Safe by LoVeras
I Stand Alone - Tom Hiddleston by arthawk87Furtive Lungs by 3rdwheelerWet by AmBr0Sketch Card : SCARF by blessyo4
Natalie Portman by ruan-aIncoming Storm 2012_1022 by PhaedrisEmotion by ruan-a
Sasha resting by PhaedrisEyelash Pit Viper ( Pencil Work ) by enigmatic-freakBIC eye by photonline
Angelina by 3rdwheelerIn Darkness by ruan-a-+-Late evening-+- by TalviEnkeli
Charcoal Portrait Final by LisaCrowBurkeYour Light by ErinM31Oblivion by sinakasroheline
Il Mio Amore, Il Violino by Forty-FathomsJames Bond (AKA Daniel Craig) by Paul-ShanghaiEnola - German Boxer by kornrad
winterID by cloe-patragull by cloe-patraKitty by PhotonLights
Favourite Showcase Feature IIIFavourite Showcase Feature III4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please this article so more people will see it.
Hi all! :icontardwaveplz:
Check out these incredible drawings from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
A fotozas orome by tacsitimea Taylor Swift Portrait by Fabryart93 Lady Morgana by ArminiusWillabert Scott by birographic
Commission FINISHED by stef-g Last Hope by Jellyneau Smokin by rahultokas Sad .. by Dodos24
Commission 1 Graphite by Kalgoras Gerard Butler by AmBr0 break your wings by regina6 Johnny Depp by a-nanaz
Angel in Red by FrancescaBaerald :thumb268241262: Girl by danuta50 MY DEEP LOVE by ARTBYTERESA
Emilie Autumn by DDaniela Isaac the Explorer. by dreamarian Coffee stained by bronart A flare of Keira by Sikoian
He said, 'You wanna?'... by Lloydica Life in technicolor I by raulrk Chris Martin. by DeniseEsposito :thumb269386243:
Masquerade by Jilly-anne Hurricane by Ilojleen Ancient South East Asia Warlords by BACHT Makowo by modliszqa
A big thank you to the wonderful
Tropes Vs Women in Video Games: Part 1Tropes Vs Women in Video Games: Part 1 Damsels in DistressTropes Vs Women in Video Games: Part 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anita Sarkeesian's first video in the much ballyhooed Tropes Vs Women in Video Games has finally been released. The verdict? Acceptable. There's really nothing that offensive in the video at all, as it's mostly just a history of the "Damsels in Distress" trope and how it's used in video games. It's fact based and fairly interesting to watch.
The only two criticisms I have are as follows:
1. As someone who's done a LOT of research into the making of Donkey Kong (primarily for the short Flossed In Time storyline that I illustrated for Brent and Dan http://www.brentalflossthecomic.com/fit/?id=1 ), I can say without question that her info about how Popeye came to be turned into Donkey Kong is wrong.
Donkey Kong came about because Nintendo of America's president Minoru Arakawa placed a large order for Radar Scope, a popular Japanese game). By the time the game arrived in New York, months had passed and in
Quiet.I'm drawing every day.Quiet.4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
And taking photos every day.
And designing every day.
The drawing usually leads to the designing. Or vice versa.
The photos are just something I can't help. If I miss a shot, but see the photograph that could have been, I get kinda depressed about it. So I just take photos to avoid that feeling. I miss a lot of photos anyway. But I try to remind myself that those were photos just for me. And that's a nice feeling when you can see photos that someone else will never see. Really incredible things happen all around, all the time, so long as you're looking for it. Challenging yourself to see the art out there even if it hasn't been pointed out by anyone but you, for you.
The designing is all deviantART. Plus designing apartments for new friends in town, or helping friends with their apps or startups. Like http://www.trendabl.com or something. But usually it's for internal deviantART projects.
Stuff we've been working on forever that hasn't seen the light of day
Weekly Features! + Art Plan 2014A really huge Weekly Features! awaits you down, way down below.Weekly Features! + Art Plan 20142 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans." ~Woody Allen
I don't know how many active watchers I have left, but if interested, here's my traditional art plan and wishes for 2014 so you can laugh with me at the end of the year about how much I failed. Again.
As you may know, 2012 and 2013 weren't exactly my best, I only submitted 7 new drawings in each year, and by now every kind of feedback and deviation views have decreased drastically in comparison to previous years. This year, only feedback on one of my drawings, Fading, resembled to what I used to receive before. Sure I wish things were different, but don't take this as whining but a determination to get back in the game. I'm all for quality over quantity, but as I said the last year (and still failed to draw more than in 2012), just 7 drawings per year is unacceptable - I did 15 drawings in 2011 and 17 in 2012 and those were my bes
Some Traditional Wizards #4 + Why?I want to leave you with some magicians, they have the privilege to own magical pencils, erasers, tortillions, paintbrushes, sheets, canvas... and hands. Maybe some are a bit crazy, but support them!Some Traditional Wizards #4 + Why?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Poseidon by BenbeSketch of Brave by Lilaccu
Tiger (Pastel Pencils) by AngelaMaySmithToucan by NeoRikeRuler of the Skies by denismayerjr
A Fine Ballance by JonoDryPauline fountain by AuroraWienholdA Four-Sided Frenzy by mynameistranFolds 2 by GnomesAndCookies
Endlessdream by chvacherCreation (Escher tribute) by JonoDrySpring by rodluff
Magic Machine by FrodoKpulling teeth by turningshadowSoft Pads by Jeff-Bartels
Leda and the Swan by PinkParasolWoof by EarleywineWhite in coloured pencils by Sarahharas07Black Moor by PinkParasol
:thumb338247648:blackfantastix drawing 3 by caiusaugustusalicia keys pt.2 by aramismarrona fake legend by gyurka
The Contract by naturalshocks:thumb341158707:Winter Lament by Tolkyes
Pirates of the Caribbean by YALIM1907Monica Bellucci by smatesspeed drawing figure study by 8DFineArt
Black Cat Original 1 by Artgerm:thumb334785619:John Williams: The Caricature by PreyingDantisEmma Frost Original 1 by Artgerm
Ants by m-v-cA poor man's Apple by m-v-c
Heliotrope by mainloopAorangi by mainloop
February Theme LOVE - WINNERS:icontransparentplz:February Theme LOVE - WINNERS2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
All works from the theme LOVE here http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/48332987
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
Here we have the winners of this Monthly Theme:
1st Place (130 points)
2nd Place (80 points)
+10 points extra for not voting for herself
3rd Place (50 points)
+10 points extra for not voting for herself
4th Place (25 points)
+10 points extra for not voting for herself
NOTE: Those participants who don't vote aren't eligible to win.
Thank you to all who voted The follow deviants who faved this blog will win 10 points each:
Positions on the Favourites List from 1 to 87 (numbers found using