Site Update: Thumbs, dA Muro, Sta.shIn 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 that have been made, including new features and bug fixes. In the "Your Feedback" section, you'll find suggestions and known issues that were brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Thumbs, dA Muro, Sta.sh3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Comment Counts Under Thumbnail Images
Two weeks ago, we released comment counts under thumbnail images to Beta Testers. Today, the feature has been rolled out to everyone. We believe that this feature adds more context to the experience of viewing artwork on deviantART. You'll now find comment counts underneath the thumbnails of deviations -- they can be seen when browsing or searching art, and also display in your Message Center. We hope this feature will help bring to light the fact
FANART FEATURE II - Character: SASORI (Naruto) FEATURED ARTFANART FEATURE II - Character: SASORI (Naruto)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here you have a selection of our best deviants' Sasori tributes:
Sasori vs Deidara 1 by Yue-Iceseal Deidara and Sasori by Kibbitzer marionette by Threa Deidara sasori by Warb1rd
Collab: Sasori by Roggles :thumb107187063: Sasori by SirOpacho DOUJIN - Venomous Dose by SirOpacho
Sasori by lana-llama Akasuna no Sasori by xDplushie Sasori - by Yue-Iceseal Naruto fanart: Sasori by thei11
Sasori_San - Eternity by LanWu Sasori- Glare by ILoveKnucklesShadow Sasori by Illumina-SW Sasori_Feeling of eternity by DZIU09
sasori by DanteCyberMan
Cosplay and doll art
:thumb319009960: Sasori: Puppet in Snow by Elzamine :thumb326588120: If I want them... by Feeri-Theme
:thumb206982145: Master and Pupil by Elzamine Sasori - The Masters weapon by hearmylullaby "Red Sand" Sasori -SnJ- 03 by SanctusIX
Spring from the wind by Dan-Gyokuei I miss him by Pany-chaan Sasori plush 3 by nitanita :thumb55284773:
Since I also love and draw this character, I'm going to contribute a few of my favourite works that represent him the best:
JANUARY: ART FEATURESThese are the featured submissions from the groups UnlimitedAnime-Manga, DrawAnimeArt and Manga-Anime-4ALL for the month of January. Check them out and give them love!JANUARY: ART FEATURES8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
And please this journal so that it can reach larger audience, thus giving more exposure to the artists.
Contest Entry: Anime and Video games by 0w0b
Yellow-Chan by pakoochan Commission: Telliot Fatehart by NeviNakuta
Santa-chan IA by 9ikia
Features #3Continuing the tradition from my old account, I will be featuring people on this one as well.Features #34 months ago in Art Features More Like This
ing this journal entry and giving me a watch increases your chances of being featured in my bi-weekly features
Give some love to these amazing deviations!
Amor at work by YBsilon I'm coming. by SummerDreams89
Hurricane by Manink White postman by VitaShuba Heaven of Dreams by MirellaSantana
All the Time in the World by ReyeD33 I - The Magician by mippieArt Song of Trial by GoldMist
The guide by Art-Ness Journey Of The Wizard by EnchantedWhispersArt Research New Planet by ilustrator
Digital and traditional art
Ghost by Metal-Potato-Alex Colors Of The Spirit by CaptainCassieArt Trimming by gimpchick75
the valley of monoliths by KalaNemi Goblin Encampment by Wraeclast Blooming Chaos Panels set 2 by Marcain86
John Soap MacTavish by Turiana Profile of flamingo by UszatyArbuz Feel Your Noise by renkaz
Raven by DAVIDE76 Diving by Skae2 Finch and Reese at Sunset. Person of Interest. by Isaacsporcaelus
Wounded Beetle... by Dark-Indigo Cheetah by DPasschier Side of Moon by Ebonsong
Little Nova by Rashavarak Leaf by rob-i Light of Early Spring by Mademuazel-Demi
Evening speed painting20 mins speed painting.Evening speed painting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Link to video
Tokyo bluesEXTREME STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - VTokyo blues1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Are there places were street photography is impossible? Are there countries easier than others, or harder than others? How is it street shooting like in exotic places, or places you never visited, places that are completely different from what you are used to? I asked a few street photographers around the world to share with us their experiences.
This article was written for us by Lukasz Kazimierz aka :iconburningmonk:
Japan is a fascinating country with an unusual mix of the traditional and modern. It's a magical place filled with anime, cosplayers, samurai, sushi, and all the strangest things imaginable. Wrong! Well, not really, but this is just the cliché, outer covering. When newcomers just scratch the surface of this country, this cliché is all they find. But, in reality, Japan is a place like any other: full of human beings who have normal lives with all their little dr
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in SpanishHelp support our application to manage .ART2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
We need your help!
We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyo
Two cases of domestic killingThese are two cases from the UK of a partner being killed. It's interesting to note the discrepancies in how they were dealt with.Two cases of domestic killing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly a man kills his wife following a row over the fact that she had burnt the dinner. The accused claimed it was self defence and that they had had a blissful relationship up to that point. His word on this matter was taken to be true- we will never know what his wife thought of their relationship because she is dead, because HE KILLED HER.
He is found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to eighteen months. The judge describes the row as a 'tiff' and comments that he 'believes the couple had a loving and harmonious domestic life'. The judge pointed out that the man was good enough to commit the act of violence in his own home, not out in the street like a 'yob'.
The defence lawyer commented that the killing had been an unfortunate incident in what was 'an otherwise pleasant dinner'.
Deadly Allure - and the importance of thumbnails.Stop looking at her actual thumbnails. I mean thumbnail sketches.Deadly Allure - and the importance of thumbnails.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so this isn't exactly a journal entry. But since I can't be bothered to figure out how to post inline images in the commentary section of regular image posts, you're getting this. Deal with it.
In my perpetual state of ultimate lazyness, this image has been bouncing around for a while, and I'm just now getting around to posting it. And I've had a fair number of questions. So, I think I'll take this opportunity to walk you through some of the happy accidents that fill the days of us artists. That's right, Bob Ross may be the only one who owns up to it, but we all have them.
To me, the most important thing in art is making decisions. In fact, you can break my art philosophy into a tidy little three step triad. Observations -> evaluations -> decisions. That's the important stuff. Everything else is just about
Mistaking pornography and artistic nudityA.k.a. Deviantart admins FAIL again.Mistaking pornography and artistic nudity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is not the first time that they do.
Today I was browsing around on deviantart searching for some "shower" pictures to get ideas for a project. And I found this: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&global=1&q=showering#/d2gysln
Anyhow I see it, it's not what the "artist" says about what it is. Soap MY ASS. There is a HUGE gap in between artistic nudity and pornographic content. THIS http://browse.deviantart.com/photography/people/nude/?order=9 is artistic nudity.
I wanted to report it but the report button said:
Case Log: Explicit Pornography
First Report: Sun Mar 28 2010 04:36
Case Closed: Wed Aug 17 2011 00:04
Comment: Thank you for your report. A member of our staff has reviewed the deviation but has found that it does not meet the current official definition for "pornography" which is in use. Please remember that while this image might meet your own personal definition for "pornography", your personal view and
(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
just a small featurejust a small feature9 months ago in Personal More Like This
i felt like doing this because not only does this fella do great work...
but works smart, using the resources within the program
remember kids! very often when people tell you not to use specific tools...it merely means THEY haven't found the ways to use them
Thumbnails : No Changes Needed / Options / FIX! ... Because everyone smokes when they write big long important letters and shit that deviantART wont read. (we might get lucky?) Go compare the layout of dA now, to that of Flickr, or 500px or society6. And you'll agree with everything about to be said.Thumbnails : No Changes Needed / Options / FIX!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A FIX FOR THE THUMBNAILS
Developed by rotane <-- Fucking hero
Go give him your thanks / love / llamas!
Please don't piss off your artists. For your sake.
Please don't forget our art keeps this site alive.
Please don't forget we have plenty of other sites to display our art.
Places where it is displayed more professionally and more orderly.
The fact this journal exists shows how much we love this site. Seriously.
Otherwise we'd deactivate and <i>
My technique for snowflakes shootingArticle available in blog (deviantart handles only very limited subset of html codes and broke my formatting):My technique for snowflakes shooting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
english / russian
On misunderstandings about cosplayThis is a topic I've been meaning to talk about for quite a while now. I finally got the motivation to when Sarah sorairo-days emailed me to share my thoughts on what cosplay means to me, and what I feel it really means to be a cosplayer despite all the misconceptions about the hobby. It's for this article on Random Nerds, in which Sarah shares her side of it as well.On misunderstandings about cosplay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years, I've witnessed how cosplayers are constantly looked down upon, which makes people apprehensive towards it. It's such a shame because it's a wonderful and rewarding hobby which brings people together. And in general, I am firmly against making anyone feel bad about doing something they want to do.
I am aware that the concept of cosplay might be too much for some individuals, but our intention definitely isn't to get all up in everyone's faces and say everyone should cosplay or whatever. We just want to promote a
Hogwarts, 1100 A.D.Hogwarts, 1100 A.D.2 years 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
Birthday Scuzzle! BREAKING NEWS! Something terrible has happened!Birthday Scuzzle!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some naughty mudkips invaded dA and stole a very important photograph. The stunning photo was a gift for all of you to celebrate deviantART's 11th birthday. It is devastating to confirm it is now missing.
Witnesses say that the mudkips were spotted sneaking out of an open window, but we cannot confirm until a full investigation has been reported and all evidence collected.
In the meantime, the photograph remains missing. Moonbeam13 is currently searching her spellbook to find a way to bring the image back.
Stay tuned for further updates. A full report will be issued on the 3rd August.
What is a Scuzzle?
A Scuzzle is a combination of a Scavenger Hunt and a Jigsaw Puzzle. There will be lots of missing pieces of this Scuzzle ready for you to find. Although there are some subtle clues to help you along your way, you will need to search high and low for them! Come back on the 3rd August for the hunt to begin!
Artbook Giveaway!!!Artbook Giveaway!!!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconCutebow2plz: Free artbook raffle is now closed, the winner will be announced soon!:iconCutebow2plz:
:iconThePrincessProject: is holding it's first giveaway! You could win a artbook which contains artworks of original princesses from several artists here on Deviantart. We'll even pay for shipping!
Some examples of the artwork:
So what do you have to do?
It's super easy! to win you only have to:
:iconpinkheartbulletplz:Favourite this journal:iconpinkheartbulletplz:
:iconpinkheartbulletplz:Make a journal or poll on your page with a link to this journal:iconpinkheartbulletplz:
:iconpinkheartbulletplz:comment on this with a link to that journal/poll:iconpinkheartbulletplz:
If you don't do one of these things you can't win!!!
Only one person will win
Cheer up!Inspired by :iconxeu-seung:'s journal, I thought I'd post this up. For anyone needing a bit of a laugh today. I saw this on the telly the other night and I adored it. I hope it works for you guys across the pond..Cheer up!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to everyone who's been so lovely lately I love you all guys <3
PE: Polymer Clay Food Tutorials CollectionWelcome to a new polymer clay love article, specially written for projecteducate, find the program for the third Community Week here. If you missed the previous articles, please check out Introduction to Polymer Clay and Polymer Clay Secrets Revealed. This time I'm going to guide you through some of the best polymer clay food tutorials currently available in deviantART, enjoy and don't hesitate to leave a message if you have any question or suggestion for future articles.PE: Polymer Clay Food Tutorials Collection2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Food. Polymer clay food. There's a strange fascination between polymer clay crafters to make food, if you ask many of us won't even be able to explain what's so addictive about making fake food. Some of it is crafted for doll houses and doll props, some people make beautiful jewelry with food, but some just make it because it's so incredibly fun.
Draw my OC contestAll the cool kids are going it, so let me hop on this bandwagon.Draw my OC contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's exactly what it sounds like. You draw my OCs, and if I like your drawing best (or second best, or third best) you win *prizes*, but before I get into all of that...
Rules and guidelines
Let's keep it PG-13. No gore or heavily sexual material please.
Alternate outfits/genderbends that you design yourself are fine.
2 entries maximum.
Must be a finished piece (no lineart or sketches) that was created specifically for this
You don't have to advertise this (but if you want to, thank you very much!), however please mention the contest in the artist description.
You don't have to watch me if you don't want to. I've been getting a lot of watchers lately, and I'm not sure if it's because of this, but don't watch me if you don't want to. If you take a place, I will inform you.
Please link me to your entries. If you don't, I won't know about it, an
READ CUNT Chat RulesREAD CUNT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- No fucking chatspeak.
- Obey devART chat rules. (No warez, no cybersex).
- Do not ask us for shit when we don't know you.
- Don't be a whiny-ass bitch.
- Prepare to be kicked.
- Enjoy the lulz.
- Don't overrule anyone higher than you.
- Try not to ban, make them leave on their own.
- Use the BanBuffer and then kick before permabanning.
Kicks and Bans
- We can and probably will kick and/or ban your ass for any reason.
- Recent justifications for kicking have been:
Stupid usernames. (~XxXBlAcKxH3aRTXxX, ~darkpopcornangel22, etc.)
Chat speak/1337speak/ebonics. ("yo dawg i herd u liek")
Excessive use of memes. (mudkipz, llamas, smile.dog.jpg, etc.)
Backtalking chat admins or mods.
Having bases in your galler
Retro Future: deviantWEAR Design Challenge!Retro Future: deviantWEAR Design Challenge!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The future is now! And with deviantWEAR’s newest Design Challenge, the past is now, too! Don't let the present slip away from you. Zoom over to deviantWEAR to enter your creation into Retro Future: The Future That Never Was.
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantWEAR t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose based on the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, step back into the Retro Future and design a t-shirt that captures the essence of idealistic imagery of the future as imagined in the pre-1970s era. Skyscrapers that round to a bulb at their top, ringed with futuristic bands for extra sup
Commission InformationPlease check for open slots below AND READ the terms of service BEFORE sending a commission request.Commission Information2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Open Commission Slots
Commission Terms of Service
Art Stream Schedule
All pricing is PER character. *Please note: Large animals (tigers, deer, dragons, etc) will be counted as a second character and be subject to additional cost.
Flat color: Half body $40 / Full body $50
Cel shade #1: Half body $65 / Full body $80