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 Features3 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 L7 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)
China trip post (photo heavy)Mm I don't know how to go about this in an organized manner, so this will just be a stream of photos with my intermittent narration.China trip post (photo heavy)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our trip was Shanghai > Hangzhou > Nanjing > Suzhou > Wuxi > back to Shanghai. Then we went to Hong Kong on our own.
Oh yeah, first, since I have no photos of these (for good reason): THE SQUAT TOILETS. They suck. They stink. You can always tell if there's a bathroom nearby by the smell in the air! Half the time the flush doesn't even work. All the used toilet paper is tossed in a bin, so the smell just lingers and lingers. For some reason, sometimes they sell food right outside the bathrooms. LIKE WHY?! I don't know how anybody can think about eating with that smell there.
I drank as little as possible. Between my sis and I, we also brought 5-6 rolls of toilet paper, so it was more than enough. (We left the extra rolls at Grandma's in HK afterwards haha.)
Anyhoo, onto pictures...
From our place to China was a 12 hour flight, 4 hour break at airport, then
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 Contest4 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
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.
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. 294 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 :thumb274511915:
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
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
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 20114 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
Enhancing Still Life Shots with LieveheersbeestjeSo you've got a still life shot but it looks nothing like those epic pieces you see hitting the front page here on deviantART - the lighting, hues and general feel of the piece is just not as good as you feel it could be. Well that's okay! Photoshop in particular helps you enhance your shots to bring out the best in them - or the worst if you're not careful.Enhancing Still Life Shots with Lieveheersbeestje3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These are basically the processes that she goes through to edit a shot - saved and uploaded to deviantART for your use (provided you read the rules.) There are many floating around - and they add that little something.
So How Do They Work?
All you need to do is download a file that contains such actions...
In this particular one lieveheersbeestje shares her Photoshop Silver & Bronze Actions. Once you've downloaded the file you just open it as you usually would and it will go straight into photoshop ready for use
Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of LifeI used to spend all my free time on games. Arcade games, card games, home entertainment systems... etc. Until I found the best game of all - LIFE. Not the board game but the real thing.Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of Life3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You only get one life and there are many levels that you can pass. Try to think of life as a game. Always trying to get to that "next level." Identify what you could achieve to get to the "next level" in your life and put your energy into it!
sending positive vibes to you all!
BIG WHITE FEATUREHere it goes! :iconwhiteheartplz: Big white feature for you! :iconwhiteheartplz:BIG WHITE FEATURE3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Enjoy the silence by Elanor90Frozen Silence by MarcoHeisler
Winter wind. by Lukreszja205 by NigritaAutumn morning by the-little-boo
:thumb276437274:255 by NigritaCheaper by pagit
:thumb213618366:Honey in the Heart by Oer-Woutsoft touch by aoao2
Butterfly by xZaikoSpring by JoniNiemelaLet the pounding seconds go by AlicjaRodzik
Soft beauty ... by aoao2mist by aoao2would you believe me by quadratiges
White Pearls. by MateuszPisarski....strayed into a dream by FreeSpiritFotographyMusic lives every where by Lifebug
Just Relax by onixaWhich Way Should I Go? by this-is-the-life2905When in Rome by BlueColoursOfNature
happy feet by xmarvelTiny by bebefromtheblockFoggy by medinka
Forevermore by Elanor90.166. by NigritaSnow White + the Poison Apple by Cyril-Helnwein
best wishes... by Megsonwinter kiss II by JoannaRzeznikowskarose infrared by photofairy
Snow swirl by AnitaAntiFreeze by o-kaykaybreathe into me by mebilia
.: silence :. by biszkopciiktranquility by tjasaawakening by Megson
all about.. by impatienssin this sweet.... by impatienssDivided by Stridsberg
fading by illusionalityThe Cherry Tree by MichaelMaginIn Memories Bright by AlicjaRodzik
Olo by Al-BaumYou Don't Bring Me Flowers by AlicjaRodzik:thumb211
Weekly FeatureWeekly Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Flaming Sky by Lisa-Art Misty Autumn... _13_ by my-shots
Standing straight by Horrendeus Kitten by HelVir666 Beauty of the Beast by DeepBrokenAngelHeart miau by K-O-Photography
dwarf kitty II by hoschie missy II by saliyalein
Fall Cat by nightrose0087 Sad look by ZoranPhoto
Foxy by ZoranPhoto Luna VIII by IllusionoftheDay
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 Suggest4 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
Finding Beauty Vol. VII want to thank dragonfly-oli for the code to make these awesome features! I'm so glad I know how to do this so I can show off the work better. A thumbnail, sometimes, just doesn't do it justice! Enjoy!Finding Beauty Vol. VI3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cold Water Valley 2 by KrzysztofJedrzejakdreamcatcher by kelebebeq
revelation by vvolano name by aleksesss
Pampa by XavierJamonet
Walnut forest II by vbagiatisNostalgia by mebilia
favorites of november '12just some wonderful photos which i found in november.favorites of november '123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
don't forget to fave your favorites.
You belong among the wildflowers by raemarshallindian by PatriciaD
floating light II by indojoPalette of colors by iNeedChemicalXCould you be the one to find me safe and sound? by Lukreszja
Glamour by MeganCoffeydreaming of spring... by morgenblind
Ann6 by HeySun
post blue by ultramaryna
darkness within by arbebuk