Site Update: Sta.sh Titles, Bug FixesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Sta.sh Titles, Bug Fixes2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sta.sh Titles Always Display
Titles on Sta.sh items will now always display. Previously, titles only displayed while hovering your cursor over the items. This simple change makes the interface clearer and makes it easier to identify your items.
DeviantART was invaded by FUR. After FUR's article received over 500,000 pageviews and 50,000 comments in one day, the felines
How to survive zombieapocalypse in 5 easy stepsCGHUB is no more. I guess most of you aren't bother but some people take it way too serious. Here are a few simple rules I follow over the years to keep my mind safe:How to survive zombieapocalypse in 5 easy steps3 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Save all the stuff you like. Now. Put it on your hard drive, burn on CD, print it out... whatever... just don't expect you'll see it online for the rest of your life. Pinterest, Evernote, Dropbox yada yada are nice but you don't own them. Use them but have a safe local vault too.
When I see cool picture I save it right away - 'right click, save as' habit goes on autopilot. I've got only 236 favourites on dA but my local dA storage has over 12,000+ images (chances are I've got your scribbles too ).
2. Organize. It's a quintessential, super important skill. Doesn't matter if you're student or busness owner. Say if you dump all your images into one folder, good luck with finding specific image later. I build a simple folder system to sort out my stuff. When I paint armor I just scan the armor refs (F
Haunted - contest #3This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Haunted - contest #32 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
From Shakespeare, through Stocker, Poe, Lovecraft, Murnau, Wiene, Tolkien... et ceatera, et ceatera... You may find this motif in many great pieces. It doesn't actually have to mean ghosts around - somnambulism presented in Cabinet of Doctor Caligari looks haunted despite the lack of spirits. On the other hand, there are few places scarier than the Dead Marshes described in the Lord of The Rings. Or the Eel Marsh estate from the recent movie. You surely have heard some local legends and tales, talking about unhappy brides and maidens wandering around a long time after their death or about a highwayman as from one of Loreena McKennitt's ballads.
In this contest, you're supposed to refer to one of such haunted pieces. It should be inspired by or refering to a legend, a novel, a movie, an existing (or not existing any more) place, even a song lyrics. Illustrating!
Winners of the Haunted contest Please add this article to your favourites, so more people can see us!Winners of the Haunted contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here they come! It's really awesome that we've finally managed to have only 3 winners for their 3 places, unlike in the previous contests (: However, our voting attendance hasn't changed, it's even worse than previously. Shame on the lazy ones! Also, tell me in the comments when would you like a next contest.
Frrruuussstraation has gained 26 points. Good for him, it made him get to the top!
Sieskja has received from you 22 points.
Meredyth has received only one point less, which makes him an owner of 21 points.
It's also worth to mention that erinclaireb has got 20 points from you. So close!
This piece from :devJose
Back with a bang and CONTESTDREAMORCHIDBack with a bang and CONTEST2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
http://fav.me/d534voe Updated journal on the contest. Midnight tonight pacific coast time, start wrapping them up if you want in.
I joined Deviant Art I few years back bright eyed and hopeful. I tried to show case some talent I felt I had and over a period gained a handful of friends. Like most folks in the last several years the hard times came and with that I slowly faded away from this friendly art community. With some help from friends we reopen DreamOrchid's doors with a new website (www.dreamorchid.com), official DreamOrchid face book page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/DreamOrchid/189645937780364), and even a twitter account. Please feel free to like us if you wish. With all this said I'm back with a bang. I decided since I hit 20k views and with the renewal of a subscription to throw a contest. If anyone wishes to donate prizes to the list please send m
RoF Feature: In the Shadow of DragonsRoF Feature: In the Shadow of Dragons1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In the Shadow of Dragons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Survive. by ChunLoCompanions by Mr--Jack
The Gathering Quiet by c3rmen
Grove of the Infinite by mobius-9Legend of Cryptids by alexnegreaAncient Red Dragon Ragorath by luffie
ProjectPorkchop Vol83ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol833 years ago in Art Features More Like This
ALBZ: Max and Penny Poster by Of-Red-And-Blue Lightning Crashes by Of-Red-And-Blue Phases of a Dream by Of-Red-And-Blue Light Bends by Of-Red-And-Blue
:thumb257588287: Avima'el Deimos by TheSnowDragon :thumb201026463: :thumb
Hidden in the forest - contest #7This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Hidden in the forest - contest #71 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When a tree falls deep in a forest, does it make any sound?
Aokigahara, Mirkwood, the Forbidden Forest, forests North of the Wall... they all contain mysteries that you'd really not like to uncover by yourself. Tell us a story - what have you found in your imagination? A labyrinth, witch's hut on hen's pud, a pond inhabitated by kelpie, a troll, or something much more terrifying and sinister?
You know what your task is. Please remember that this is GrimGloomTale, and not ThrowAnyPileOfTreesIn.
If you feel like doing a research on any of the places mentioned above, please note that Aokigahara forest is a real one and photos found can be really not safe for work.
We've got a special folder for the entries. It can be accessed here. If your submission gets accepted, I will edit
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
Apocalyptic Contestsorry I have been kind of quiet lately guys but it's been a while so I think it's time for another contest. I would like to make this contest as big as possibleApocalyptic Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the apocalypse. however you see it. zombie, nuclear, Ragnarok, Rapture, asteroid, whatever comes to your mind when you think Apocalypse. whether you write about how it all ends, what it's like being there, or just plain trying to survive it, I want to see how creative you can get!
you don't have to be a member of the group, but you might want to be so that you can keep up with updates and changes. Please put a link to the group and or this journal entry and mention the contest in the description of your entry. Your entry must fall under the poetry category(this is a poetry group) I will be pretty lenient though. The poem can be part of a picture or accompanied by a picture, but the poem has to be the main focus. your poem can be a short like a haiku or really long
HTML Formatting/CodingHow Do I Add Pictures/Gifs Next To Text?HTML Formatting/Coding6 months ago in Personal More Like This
The code for that is: < img src="PICTURE/GIF URL" alt="right or left" align="right or left">
<< without that space at the beginning >> Then you enter your text. The picture/gif must be fairly small, which I would suggest at least somewhere between 349 x 263, though it can be smaller. The 'alt' and 'align' part should match, though. By that I mean if you pick 'left', then they both should be 'left'. This works with .gif, .png, .jpg, etc.
How Do I Link A Word Without The Url?
The code for that is: < a href="Journal/Deviation/etc. URL">ENTER WHATEVER YOU'D LIKE TO LINK TO << without the space at the beginning >>. I'm not particularly sure how to make a picture/gif for the URL part, sorry !! ;; w ;;
What Alignments Are There?
The alignments are << without the space at the beginning >>:
>> < div align="center">
Contest! You and Me (But Mostly Me!)Contest! You and Me (But Mostly Me!)Contest! You and Me (But Mostly Me!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE JUDGING PROCESS - WHICH BEGINS MONDAY!
UNLESS YOU HAVE CONTACTED ME BEFORE THIS POINT, NEW ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
I hope to have the winners announced mid next week - Friday at the very latest! All entries will be judged by me and by some of my close friends (since I really just love all of them to pieces!). I really can't believe the turn out, and I'm incredibly flattered at the outstanding entries you guys have produced! Thank you!
Decided to open this up a little earlier than anticipated, in order to give people more time to think of good ideas. A week or so ago (at time of writing, obviously), I made a poll with a few ideas for a contest - and 'My Pony and yours' came out top trumps, so that's what this is going to be!
Generally it seems a little generic to have just our ponies together, playing or laughin
March Contest You are my only hope...March Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Let us know if you can donate a prize! See The perks of donating below!
This is the first in a series of movie contests. This means you can draw your inspiration from the movie itself, and ANY of its prequels, or sequels.
If you're unfamiliar with Star Wars ( ) check out these links:
Accepted, only knit and crochet work is. Yeessss.
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Confessions - Learn from MeOkay, I'll be trying to make this simple. To explain the latest journal, and to share an experience that might help others that are in the same boat as me.Confessions - Learn from Me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First things first: The original problem.
Ever since age 10-11 i've developed a very abstract way to see things. I've started thinking more and more how it would've been, If I could control the world. If I could be anything.
Create my worlds, live my worlds, die many times but keep the experiences before.
Rebirthing myself in another body with the experience I have now: I would be great. Phenomenal. I could fix my past mistakes.
And be so much more. Live so much more. Without fearing consequences. The world itself would be my playground.
It has fascinated me since, greatly. ( Monochrome is the artistic embodiment of this abstract emotion and thought.)
It has also been the fuel to my (soon to be developed) depression and suicidal thoughts.
I hate not having control. I hate having to feel bad, when I thought that by dying I would esca
GIVEAWAY, OPEN!!Basics:GIVEAWAY, OPEN!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be randomly picking 3 people who enter who will each win 100 points or some art of choice.
Things to do if you want to enter:
1. Fave this journal
2. Thats it.
3. (OPTIONAL) Spread this around by making a journal or poll about it. I'd appreciate it, but you don't have to
Idk if you watched me that would be nice, but you don't have to.
Only enter once.
100 points or any art of your choice. I can do full pictures, chibis, headshots, etc. I'm not tat good at icons tho.
You can take the points or 2-3 art pieces of your choice.
The first winner will also get a waist-up drawing from :iconlolzneo: ! If you win, contact her for details!
3 people will get these prizes, I'll be using random.org to decide whose numbers are chosen.
Thats all! Thanks for reading, be sure to comment if you have any questions!!
Hogwarts, 1100 A.D.Hogwarts, 1100 A.D.1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
No one expected the house Hiccup Horrendous Haddock was sorted into.
He was from a Viking Clan after all. Viking's were honest, loyal, proud, brave, united, and loud, of course. They could swing hard and swig harder. Vikings were Gryffindors and Hufflepuffs and to be sorted into any other house proved you lacked True Vikings Spirit.
Vikings didn't go into Ravenclaw. That was a place for Greeks and scholars and those pompous Englishmen.
Vikings certainly didn't go into Slytherin. A Roman would be more suited for such a place of backward dealings, craftiness and lies.
Hiccup could handle the shock of his classmates (a Horrendous Haddock? In Slytherin? How could he ever expect to take over as chief?) and he could handle his father's disappointment in those short-worded letters. Hiccup was always a bit of a loner and the Slytherin lifestyle catered to that just fine. Everyone in Slytherin minded their own business more or
Humans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming HumanHumans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming Human2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
On March 1, 2012 the Nevada DMV issued the first license for a Google Driverless Car. The idea behind this innovation is that one day soon new technology will drive cars safer and more skillfully than humans, thus saving lives and billions of dollars in car crashes. How well this idea catches on is a bit questionable, given the powerful “romance” of driving one’s car, but it’s certainly an indicator of things to come in the daily intersection of human and artificial intelligence and mobility. There have always been those who have dreamed of stepping into a mechanical exo-skeletal-type “suit” and letting the engineering do the work, insta
(RANT) What it is to be WRONGSo I just got another comment explaining to me how someone's friends are really mean and evil- and how only their cosplay friends act this way, and it's always just in the community… how the community is really horrible and twisted- and people are so friggin mean- and I just want to point out something of relevance and address this because it's really starting to confuse me… just because of this-(RANT) What it is to be WRONG2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not 'just your cosplay friends' or 'just the community' it's everyone.
Humans act this way.
People want validation for their work, time, effort, and artists are one of the biggest roles in which the only validation you generally get only that, and sometimes people don't even get that pat on the back.
It's really tough out there.
So yes- human beings may attempt to out shine you, or put you down- or accuse you of things- it's habit. This would not apply just to the cosplay community- have you ever had to put your art in a gallery? Trust me- not everyone is going to be all thumbs up if your
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…Authentic Citizenship2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Ballistic Publishing: EXPOSE 10 Call For EntriesBallistic Publishing: EXPOSE 10 Call For Entries3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Ballistic Publishing is proud to announce EXPOSÉ 10, the tenth edition of the premier annual artbook, which celebrates the creative talents of digital artists worldwide.
This is our tenth EXPOSÉ, and is a major part of our first decade in business celebration. We aim t
Design me a character - OVERThank you to everyone who have entered and plan to enter! I'm very happy and surprised about the amount of people entering the contest!Design me a character - OVER1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Since the amount of entries is much higher than what I expected, I decided to add a few more smaller prices to mention other good designs, even if I won't be keeping the characters. There will be 5 other winners of 100 each!
I'm very picky when it comes to designs, and I know it won't be easy to choose, there are already many good designs. And the contest is not over yet, I'm still expecting to see other great entries!
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What I wish is to have one (or more) animal character(s) I will like enough to use/draw/etc. But I can't seem to be able to create an animal OC I like enough by myself. I have plenty of human OC that I never post but whatever but no recent animal OCs I really like. So this is why I'm holding this contest
Twenty Tempting Textures IIITwenty Tempting Textures III3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wintery Blue,Grey and White tones,combined with delicate lacy grungy frost crystals.
Perfect for your Winter themed Arts.
Enhance,add depth or create an ambient atmosphere with these wonderful frozen and grungy
Textures that are just calling to be incorporated into your digital projects.
Use them in backgrounds or just overlay and blend into your winter-themes to add interest to
a unique area of your designs.
With your fantasy the possibilities are limitless.
Monster Artist JobMadefire and the good guys at Realm-of-Fantasy are offering an opportunity to get paid work alongside some of the greatest names in the imaginative arts industry - Dave Gibbons, Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Bolland, Mike Carey, and more.Monster Artist Job2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Madefire (www.madefire.com) are looking for a horror illustrator for a story that will go live on our 5 star rated app at Hallowe'en. The creature in the story is a Metawhal Alpha (as seen here - http://liamsharp.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=120#/d1je15a)
Please DON'T send me direct messages on DA. Simply post a link to your work below, and immediately go and check out our website and/or app to get a feel for what we're creating. You can also contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We won't be replying to everybody so would appreciate it if you didn't chase us up. If you're the lucky chosen artist WE'LL be contacting YOU. However, even if we don't contact you this time it doesn't mean we don't love your work, and you may well find yourself being contacted fo