10 Years on deviantART!So like, woahhhh. 10 years. Crazy. How did time pass by so fast?
It doesn't really exactly feel like that long ago when I first started visiting dA and now it's already been a decade.
So kinda for myself (and also anyone possibly interested) here's a journal post recapping my last 10 years~ (Also sort of my journal in photography too, I guess.)
May 17 2002
I signed up on dA when someone in the drawing group I hung out with told me to check out his works here. I was only 14 then. I didn't use dA a lot at the time because it looked like this: http://web.archive.org/web/20030426063919/http://www.deviantart.com/
I was on a 15" 1024x768 display and the ad banner + dA header took up half my screen on every page load. Did not like. >_>
I dropped by dA every now and then, in Sept I suddenly found it a lot more user-friendly, the new version: http://web.archive.org/web/20030922013355/http://www.deviantart.com/
I added dA to my daily visit and I started mak
A Note on Daily Deviation FeaturesAt ten features into my tenure as Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal Photography I am noticing a certain trend in response to abstract and surreal Daily Deviations. I shall address some of the recurring themes here, and hopefully answer some questions along the way. At this point I would like to mention that I am talking about a small and vocal minority, and I sincerely thank the overwhelming majority for supporting the featured artists and their work. You're what makes this site such a great community.A Note on Daily Deviation Features2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
With that said, let's get to the troublesome themes I am coming across.
The "This is crap!" Argument
As an observer and a critic, you're entitled to think that something isn't very good. However, exclaiming as such on the comments of a piece of work that an artist has spent time and energy creating is not only counter-productive, but rude and insulting, especially if it's not followed up with some advice about how you think they could make their
Softness-art: Weekly feature L:iconsoftness-art:Softness-art: Weekly feature L4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Bright lights cast dark shadows by IreneHorvath
Life: A golden path by Art-hax-: Ria Yaya :- by BataraKresna
Peterhof. by Fiedka
a little bit of magic by EconitaRays in autumn forest by valiunic
Echoes of Light III by borda
Anna by livingloudphotoNDE by Northstar76
fire and ice by Orwald
Balloon fairy tale by thefirebombKate In Red by FlexDreams
Baby Girl by SheilaBrinson
Dr Who 50th Anniversary + 250 point Giveaway!Jump to GiveawayDr Who 50th Anniversary + 250 point Giveaway!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
William Hartnell (1963-1966, 1973) & Richard Hurndall (1983)
Susan Foreman; Barbara Wright; Ian Chesterton; Vicki; Steven Taylor; Katarina; Sara Kingdom; Dodo Chaplet; Polly; Ben Jackson
Patrick Troughton (1966-1969)
Polly; Ben Jackson; Jamie McCrimmon; Victoria Waterfield; Zoe Heriot
John Pertwee (1970-1974)
Liz Shaw; Jo Grant; Sarah Jane Smith
Reference Sheet: Third Doctor by LissyStrata The Third Doctor by Arrowfire The Third Doctor by Inonibird The Third Doctor by jonpinto
Tom Baker (1974-1981)
Win 3-month Premium Raffle Time! WinnersWelcome to my 3rd edition of WIN A 3-MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP TIME!Win 3-month Premium Raffle Time! Winners2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This will be the last regular Raffle til January due to the 100 3-Month Premium Christmas Project
Every month, there are two contests/raffles to win points or a premium membership from me iingo. Each have their own theme and it's very easy to win.
Want to win a 3-month premium?
SORRY FOR DELAY....COLLEGE IS KILLING ME
Congrats! You three won a 3-month Premium from me
Tip of the Day: DreamsWe all know people that are very grounded. They have a very realistic view of what is possible... and they are generally right.Tip of the Day: Dreams3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But it's the dreamers that change the world!
Keep dreaming big.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Premium Content and how I feel about making moneyHalloPremium Content and how I feel about making money3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's a new feature called premium content that allows users to make file downloads available for a charge. This seems to be something with a vast range of different possibilities that range from quite nice to to quite lame. Of course we are all always against commercialization and sell-outs and everything and don't want things to change but there are some interesting options here.
Obviously everyone is going to know whether or not this is something he or she could use and how much sense it's going to make for what you do specifically but there's two points I want to adress.
I always thought it was lame when people sell stuff like brushes or psd files. This is probably just my personal opinion and many will certainly disagree for valid reasons, but I think, if you make some brushes, and you ask money for something as tiny as that, you are lame. Sorry. Actually, the point here is not that it will kill someone to pay like one buck for something tiny, it's just that it change
Tip of the Day: Making DecisionsTip of the Day: Making DecisionsTip of the Day: Making Decisions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
People that achieve great things don't look for the easiest way to do it. They look for the right way.
Making the right decision sometimes makes all the difference.
How are you going to spend your day today?
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Beauty of the Nature ContestIntroductionBeauty of the Nature Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The theme of the contest is Beauty of the Nature. This mean that you can do at anything that shows the beauty of the nature, in a beautifull portrait in sunset or even in the anime style with characters in snow. Let your Creativity to flow in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter places.
We accept these Art categoryes: Photography, Digital Art, Traditional Art and Manga & Anime.
Starting date: 10.01.2012
End date: 16.03.2012
Time: 24:00 (GMT +2)
50€ of free service on Cosmepix.com
An exclusive Pack with PS Actions by Wnison & lieveheersbeestje
300 from lieveheersbeestje
300 from fruitpunch1
150 from naked-in-the-rain
50 from Wnison
[Bullet; White] One exclusive PS Action from H3llana-mod
[Bullet; White] 50 [Points] from H3llana-mod
Tip of the Day: Believing is not DoingTip of the Day: A lot of times people might ask for advice and when they are told the answer, their reaction is "Oh I know that already." Believing in something isn't the same as acting upon what you believe in. Successful people DO the things they know they should do whether they like it or not.Tip of the Day: Believing is not Doing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
The Photography Galleries: Why and How to SuggestSo many of my watchers and other members of the community suggest fantastic pieces for Daily Deviations every week. But I need more. I need to be more specific about my rules now too, so that you understand what I do and do not look for. But above all that, it's time to get You more exposure. Think you have an awesome photograph in your gallery? Why not consider self suggesting right now. I actively encourage it. If you send me your own work I will greet you with pompoms and latex free balloons. Srsly. Read on for more info:The Photography Galleries: Why and How to Suggest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Community Relations Team is your first stop when sending a Daily Deviation. The full team is listed there and it's pretty self explanatory of whom you should select to send your note to. If the deviation you are suggesting is in, for example, Animals, Plants and Nature - then there isone designated Community Volunteer that
Contests, Challenges + ProjectsDo you have a contest, project or challenge you'd like to see promoted in June's blog? Just send us a note giving the information included at the bottom of the page!Contests, Challenges + Projects2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Challenges on deviantART that are not always Photography related but are open to many different mediums as specified. Challenges usually don't involve prizes.
deviant365's Weekly Challenges | More info...
Contests on deviantART that are mostly open to mixed or purely Photography mediums - which also involves prizes!
Isalovesphotography's anniversary contest | More Info...
DorotejaC's Autumn Enchanted Forest contest | <b>
dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!Okay, as per the latest dA site update found here. CSS coders are now allowed to use 3 more properties to rock their journal skins.dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The properties are:
Lets see what can we do with these new fancy stuffs!
What does these attributes do?
1) content--> it is used to insert generated content in your HTML (Journal body for DA). Don't worry, don't worry! I'll tell you what is this "generated" content!
2) counter-increment --> it is used to insert numbers (or counters) to sections or sub-sections. I'll explain what "sections" and "sub-sections" are don't worry again!
3) counter-reset --> it is used to reset the counters
All these 3 properties are generally interlinked and are used together. But the "content" property can be used alone and has some cool usage.
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 March updateEdit2:CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 March update1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Note since our slots are full at the moment
if you donate now you will be added after 10 April
hope you understand
Edit:thanks everyone for all those birthday wishes <3
thanks everyone that also donated I will contact you all fast as possible
keep on mind since my laptop is broken it can take a little time sorry...
It's 20 february it's also my birthday (yay happy birthday too me )
but more important a new give away
special thanks to my donators below we can continue holding these
~A big thanks to our donators for the Month February
I send you a note fast as possible if you didn't got featured yet!
Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 29Welcome to the twenty-ninth edition of Manga/Anime monthly features. Each month I will browse through the Manga/Anime gallery and find some of the most eye catching and wonderful pieces that have been submitted each month! This month's features are from deviations submitted in December 2011.Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 293 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Merry Christmas 2011 by arseniquez SS: Nekokirara by SaiyaGina :thumb275976385: SS : agent pear by laverinne Rose by MasakoHime
GAIA Artbook Full Picture by KodamaCreative :thumb272509836: Commision for Amadalia by Kenneos Santa's Little Secret- antique-teacup by Curryuku :thumb272709224:
:thumb275635519: Haruka, the fox of Spring by maxwindy + r o s e + by miya-cchi Harap Alb by Yuuza SS 2011 by Narurinya
Sacrifice prologue by indui Japan commission for Neko80 by Yuuza SS Welcome to Steampunk Town by Kutty-Sark Commission for Elwood-Edward-Howes by aiki-ame Calm and Deadly by ShiroiNeko-sama
:DaiOuji:Happy:Anniversary: by KaiSuki Bottom of the Valley by Anzabelle Bubble City by nao--ren Demon Hunter by Yuuza SS - Faluliai by Dea-89
A Spirit of Hope by setsuna22 The Ribbon To Your Present by Ayasal Secret Santa for Miss-Chimera by Yuuza Rising .Collab. by naachi Milizia -sketches- by yukihomu
SS: Zaphk by Rumi-Kuu :thumb2736
Tip of the day: attracting jobsDon't worry so much about whether or not you can find a job. When you become great at something, jobs tend to find you.Tip of the day: attracting jobs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
500 watchers celebration feature!Finally there is the big watchers feature!500 watchers celebration feature!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First I want to thank you all for watching my work, it means a lot if people favorite or comment on my photographs and people who give compliments or tips to improve. It gives me spirit to keep photographing and improve myself!
My work is by far not as good as a lot of photographers here on DA, but I keep practising and maybe some day I will be more satisfied with what I do!
If you are my watcher and you aren't featured it's because you didn't send me a note back or you started watching me after I have send out the note to everyone..
Down by Platycorn :thumb298840624: Wildflower Grace by Zesuri .:Kata Tjuta Sunset:. by Ebony-leigh :thumb290948346: Bubbles in the Bush 2 by cool-lizard waterdrops_203 by h3design R a i n d r o p s by GiuliaDepoliART .:Simplicity:. by LT-Arts When all you need is.. by Madness4eto Dream by VisualPoems Ever lose your love by Zayoon friendship by Twins72 :thu
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 JanuaryEdit my donation poll is working againCI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 January1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm back with a new give away
special thanks to my donators we can continue holding these
for those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here you can win Pm's for free
how can I enter ?
to enter simply fave this journal (thats all )and feel free to write one comment on the journal.
what are the Monthly prizes?
1 month premium membership (for one lucky member
3 month premium membership(for one lucky member
to keep up running this project....
I need lots of support
Lit Cosmetics Giveaway!For those of you who don't follow me on facebook, this is probably new to you! But I'm having a little giveaway! I've posted a video of it, so please watch and favourite/comment this for your chance to win SPARKLES!Lit Cosmetics Giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tip of the Day: TryingSuccess comes from experience and experience comes from trying. You are on the right track as long as you keep trying.Tip of the Day: Trying3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every failed attempt comes with knowledge and experience. Keep trying! You'll get it sooner or later
Sending positive vibes to you all!
CI Give-away Help needed ends 2 January(EDIT: updated with last months winnersCI Give-away Help needed ends 2 January6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
hello dear members,
it's time for a new give away
Rules of the Give away .
remember this give away is only open for members,contributors,admins,and co founders of CI (in order to enter join :iconcreation-inspiration: (this is a groups give away)
to enter in this give away after you join the group just fav and comment on the journal below this is important because you need to get a number from me(if you don't comment you cannot get a number and not win)
if you are a member and want to give it to a friend we accept it just let me know in a comment.
at the end of the giveaway winners will be randomly chosen (with random.org)
you must be a member of deviantart for at least two weeks in order to enter in this contest!
write anything you want on this blog no mean,or rude comments
very special thanks to my donators for this month we can continue holding these thank you guys for all the support
(btw if you donat
CONTEST - last theme COLOURFUL SCAPES:icontransparentplz:CONTEST - last theme COLOURFUL SCAPES2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Contest Folder is OPEN to submissions with the Theme COLOURFUL SCAPES! http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/29360832
Hello to all members of TheFavouriteShowcase
As usual, as we celebrate our anniversary (3 years now) and renewing our Super Group status, the time for our contest has come!
It's the renewal season, after a cold, damp, grey Winter (I know, not in the South Hemisphere - but you continue to have good weather there so you will be with the right mood to participate too).
Let's welcome the Sun, the blue skies, the warm weather with our annual contest "The Colours of Renewal"!
What do I want to see on this 3rd contest?
The same as the previous years:
Vibrant colours! Warming sensations! Brightness! Joy!
Again we are welcoming the Colours of Renewal but renewed to the ones who have participated before.
This time we have "The Thematic Colours of Renewal" and you can participate with Traditiona
Manga/Anime DD Roundup- November 2011 Welcome to the Daily Deviation Round Up for the Manga/Anime category here on dA! Below is a feature of all of the Daily Deviations that were posted by the Manga/Anime Community Volunteers this month!Manga/Anime DD Roundup- November 20113 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Seabed and chaos by icevii puppets by baka-ouji Poster 2011 by cicadella
Kimono HIME by Yukisora Spring by hinakanin :thumb212518470:
Commission-Water Lilly by isfairytell :thumb185571356: Sanae Heco by hecoheio
Fishes and Whisky by Maliki-Officiel Drowning by hybrid-angel14 Seraphina by keiiii
fate Joan of Arc by Amayofoo +Kaneda Tribute Sketch BW+ by Yo-tan Swan Prince by circus-usagi
nighttime bird by killing-idol :thumb268044756: COM: Luna and Yuri by AlleyCreek
Ivan Karelin2 by Memipong Behind the scarf like a pearl by Nayzak Like a boss by WXYZell
:thumb164842354: Special Thanks: Dennis Blake by mazjojo Minispris: Mission 01 by Purikko
Lacrimis by Aemika :thumb271446423:
Black Rabbit White Rabbit by dathron Xa Colors Cover by xa-xa-xa InceptioN by tincek-marincek
Tip of the Day: Leaps in LearningLeaps in learning through my career, always came from working through great frustrating moments. Frustration is just your brain working hard to understand and improve on something difficult to learn. Gotta keep going!Tip of the Day: Leaps in Learning3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Goodbye Winter Contest! Hey !Goodbye Winter Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So i was thinking about our new contest (long time since the last one ), and i think the theme is just right, since the spring will visit us soon.
I changed our date for the contest, because i've some things to do for the Easter. Perhaps some of you still want to participate, so this is your very last chance to get your entries in. Don't miss this final deadline!
Theme: Goodbye Winter.
Start: March 02, 2013
Deadline: April 02, 2013
First, you need to FAV THIS JOURNAL!
You must be a member of this group, this is a group contest. But welcome to join us, of course.
You may only submit (nature) winter related photos. Photograpy only.
New and old photos are acceptable
You may only submit ONE PHOTO to specific contest folder: Goodbye Winter
Not accepted photos: unfinished, too blurry, grainy, noisy, photos with bad composition, over or under exposed photos, manipulations, he