Where are you all?I suppose to have 6.500 watchers but only a few are commenting nowadays...where are you all people? Even people that i respect and i usually comment at their images have vanished...Where are you all?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I know that deviantart is under a crisis because of Facebook but...come on...
Don't be ashamed!
The Committed Canvas:icontechgnotic:The Committed Canvas3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tattooing has existed since the very beginnings of Neolithic human expression and has since those ancient beginnings continued to be a reliable flash indicator of personality type. There are those people who get tattoos and there those people who simply do not. Even though the social opprobrium for getting inked has greatly disappeared in recent years, and even though skin art has become almost boringly de rigueur amongst rock guitarists and other entertainers, there is still one element that separates the tattooed from the non-tattooed in terms of artistic appreciation: commitment.
Tattoos may be the first “interactive” art form. The art lover doesn’t just buy an artist’s artwork – he or she becomes one with artwork, he or she commits to becoming a living canvas for the artwork, he or she, by choosing the tattoo to be borne forever, shares authorship with the tattoo artist of the artwork. T
deviantART's response regarding Art4Love.comIt recently came to our attention that a website called Art4Love.com was offering prints for sale, some based off of deviations also found on deviantART.com (and perhaps other works by artists not on deviantART). Art4Love.com is currently offline, but was up long enough to make some artists very understandably upset, as neither the artists (we are told) nor deviantART ever gave permission for Art4Love.com to sell these prints.deviantART's response regarding Art4Love.com3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We've been tracking the exchanges of comments and journals about all possible infringing activity and are ready to provide information from our side that would help legal action that any of the affected artists decide to bring. We will also fully cooperate with any government agency that may become involved because of consumer complaints against this apparently infringing website and the people running it. We would also happily cooperate with any possible fraud investigations.
As a note of caution, we don’t have all the fa
Daily Deviations DescriptionsGreetings!Daily Deviations Descriptions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My name is Danielle or Moonbeam13, and I'm the Director of Community Relations here at deviantART. During the course of my day part of what I do involves shaking things up and testing new ideas to keep things fresh in the community. Most of these ideas stem from community feedback - things the community has related back to my team of volunteers or to me directly.
Such is the case with Daily Deviation descriptions. First, let's clarify what was tested and what the end result is because there is some confusion.
Originally, I had requested that the volunteers not reuse descriptions sent to them by suggesters. I know it seems nutty but there was a period of time where I was receiving an unrelenting amount of complaints about us just 'pasting what the suggester said' and so I decided that for a short period I'd let the community see what it looks like when we don't do that. As suspected the amount of complaints about 'no descriptions' was alm
Creepy Meets CuteCreepy Meets Cute2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The deviantART community is always blown away by the talent of ~Santani, a Moscow-based artists who makes original dolls that blend together the concepts of "creepy" and "cute."
My Little Dragon: Blue Wyvern by Santani
Purple by Santani
Tiny Griffin Spotty by Santani
Owmlet by Santani
T.G. Polar by Santani
Bunny Twins by Santani
T.G. Red panda by Santani
T.G. Squirrel by Santani
Tiny Black by Santani
Hypnowl by Santani
My Little Dragon: Bambi portrait by Santani
T.G. Polar 1 by Santani
slightly toothy by Santani
The Adventures of Squicken... Week OneMy name is Cameron Michael but all my friends call me "Squicken". It's a mixture of "Squid" (what Mommy calls my Dad) and "Chicken" (what Daddy calls my Mommy). I was born last Tuesday the 18th, and have learned SO MUCH that I asked Dad if I could write about it here in his journal.The Adventures of Squicken... Week One2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dad gave me permission so here goes my first attempt at writing. Don't judge me too harshly because I'm only a week old and I've got my hands full trying to learn stuff. For instance, eyes!!! Wow, eyes are tough to control! It's hard to focus them and move them all around. I can't really see all that well yet but I think I recognize Mom and Dad and I CERTAINLY recognize a fine nipple, which makes Dad proud. Of course, I don't have much experience with other nipples but, I have time to fix that.
I spent a few days in ICU (Mom, Dad, and I called it "jail") at the hospital because Mom ran a fever during birth and the docs said they found some indication of infection in the blood samples they took from me
Cell Phone PhotographyCell Phone PhotographyCell Phone Photography5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today, more than half of all mobile phones in use are camera phones. With the constant evolution of small digital camera sensors, they have become very cheap while at the same time being convenient and portable. However, there are limits. They are not better than a good camera yet, though many of them can do the job pretty well. A few years ago, the best you could get with an ordinary camera phone was photos in VGA resolution, but at present phones are coming with more and more Megapixels and quality with average prices, making them a great alternative to cameras in some situations.
Mobile phones are constantly carried by almost everybody nowadays. This allows camera phones for capturing moments at any time, moments in which one wouldnt be expecting something to happen and wouldnt normally be carrying a camera. Unexpected things like crimes happening in progress, celebrities passing by or even natural ev
Monthly Genuine Feature #9Since we are not a super group anymore, I still hope you enjoy this collection of the best submissions of September.Monthly Genuine Feature #92 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good Love B-sides Cover by NickyBarkla
A last goodnight before I go by Fra-Emer091212 by siiju
Fem - Desco by iumazark Glimpse by AnneLysa
Together by Sythgara Passage of Time by Eltasia Sweetness by CheckAvailability and I know ... I'll never wake up by NikolasBrummer
Inner Reflection by rajewel :thumb326825144: Starve the Ego, Feed the Soul by alifann At Nightfall by Elgha wet paint by DanielGrzeszkiewicz
Where flowers bloom so does hope. by BlueColoursOfNature Sneaking Light by rabbit888 Hidden Place by vfujiwara
Wrap by Tonicacat frozen universe in her eyes by Fitja Born To Die V by iKate
Being Free by tayaiv Glass by AnayaBladewind Lonely Worlds by Rachhh-x
Siberian Stories by DariaPitak habitat by sdfphotography :thumb325492675:
autumn in me by leilalilium Love Until Death by InsaneAndroid My passion for the antagonist (Land's end pt. 2) by ericinprogress
This feature is made by me, dragonfly-oli and Fra-Emer. You can see it at the first day of each month!
See you soon!
of :#Genuine-ART: team.
PACEMAKERWilson GreatbatchPACEMAKER3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Inventor of Implantable Pacemaker
Dies at 92
By BARNABY FEDER
Published: September 28, 2011 on The New York Times
Wilson Greatbatch, a professed “humble tinkerer” who, working in his barn in 1958,
designed the first practical implantable pacemaker, a device that has preserved millions of lives,
died on Tuesday at his home in Williamsville, N.Y. He was 92.
His death was confirmed by his daughter, Anne Maciariello.
Mr. Greatbatch patented more than 325 inventions,
notably a long-life lithium battery used in a wide range of medical implants.
He created tools used in AIDS research and a solar-powered canoe,
which he took on a 160-mile voyage on the Finger Lakes in New York to celebrate his 72nd birthday.
In later years, he invested time
The Age of DiscernmentThe Age of Discernment2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
With great access comes the great responsibility of discernment.
→ This article was inspired by the conversation in the comments generated from last week’s Suggestivism article.
As we traverse the final phases of maximum raw information accumulation, potentially equipping us for jacking in to the promise of the Singularity, the contents of many lifetimes’ worth of knowledge, art, education, and history are now at our fingertips. More and more Universities, libraries and arts institutions have swung open their digital doors and granted access to their lectures, courses and curricula free of charge to anyone in the world with a connection to the web. Access to education is fundamentally shifting our society towards an unmappable
WomenWomen3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Marilyn Monroe - by BenHeine She is My Mona Lisa by BenHeine
Game of Life by BenHeine You Are Sunshine, You Are Rain by BenHeine Tender Flower of Mankind by BenHeine
Flesh and Acrylic - Julia by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison1 by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison3 by BenHeine
Nature's Touch by BenHeine A Fairy's Dream by BenHeine Bird of Spring by BenHeine
Pencil Vs Camera - 42 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 51 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 13 by BenHeine
The Fun is Just Starting by BenHeine Candy by BenHeine Me And My Little Friend by BenHeine
Life is a Spiral by BenHeine Sunset Woman by BenHeine Golden Illusion by BenHeine
The Way To Her Heart by BenHeine Keep Smiling by BenHeine Waiting - 1 by BenHeine
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Is this a Deviation?I was in Greece visiting my family recently... and after everyone went to sleep, I couldn't. I knew there was a beauty outside that I rarely have a chance to see. And a deep, primal hunger drove my need to be outside to breathe in.Is this a Deviation?2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
It was pitch dark. I couldn't see anything but the stars and maybe the driveway lights. But my camera can see so much more.
That's the milky way coming just about almost out of that chimney of the little house where I was staying.
Is this a deviation?
Spring Feature of GrimGloomTale The long winter is finally over, so we can proceed to our next seasonal feature: time for the lovely Spring. I've seen many fabulous works submitted to the group, as always, and they all deserve to be seen. Unfortunately, I can't show them all in this one little showcase. Here you will see only works having below 100 favourites. Give them attention that they lack!Spring Feature of GrimGloomTale 1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Aimee and Aime by ALEXAst
The door in the Dwimorberg by LeenZuydgeestFoolish Little Troll by erinclairebWanderer by ILioNart
Holiday Card Project 2012 Wrap-UpHoliday Card Project 2012 Wrap-Up2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
After a 3 year absence, the Holiday Card Project returned in 2012 and was more successful than ever! Over 2500 deviants from 60 countries participated this year, with more than 3500 cards received. With such an excellent response, we wanted to ensure we were spreading the love as much as possible. We asked for volunteers to help distribute cards to their local hospitals, and with the extra assistance of a few super deviants, we were able to distribute cards to 23 hospitals around the world!
Most hospitals were comfortable taking the cards and distributing them to patients on food trays or through hospital volunteers. While we aren't always able to interact
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes?:icontechgnotic:Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Foreword by $techgnotic
Tue Nov 1, 2011, 3:23 PM
Contours in Context
The argument for the nude in art:
Our visual perception of the human face and then the human body has set the basis since the beginning of
human history for our sense of what is beautiful and what initiates all our seminal ineffable sublime feelings
about the nature of love, life, desire, destiny, eternity, ad infinitum. The curvatures and symmetries of the
human body even lay the geometric basis for the artistic structures of all our art forms, not only for the visual
arts but also for literature and architecture. Given the primacy of the body as the beginning of all that we are
in life, and given the eye as the primary receiver for the collection of all information in our lives, how could
the artistic nude not be a massively represented art form on a global arts forum like deviantART? And besides,
nudes are something peo
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityThe recent explosion of Cosplay across the world has elevated “dress-up” far more into actual role-playing, with the fans not just trying to look like their favorite characters but actually “becoming” the characters for extended periods of time.Cosplay: From Fandom to Identity3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Goddess with Black Wing by lady-narven
From Fandom To Identity
Wed Feb 08, 2011, 11:00 PM
The recent explosion of Cosplay across the world has elevated
i got tagged o_oRules:i got tagged o_o3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. You MUST post these rules.
2. Each person MUST post 11 things about themselves in their journal.
3. Answer the questions the "tagger" set for you in their post, and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You HAVE to choose 11 people to tag AND post their icons on your journal.
5. GO to his/her page AND tell that person you tagged him/her.
6. NO tag backs.
7. NO stuff like "you are tagged if you read this".
8. you HAVE to ask 11 people. NO LESS THAN 11!
1. I love to bake. anything and everything. if it can go in the oven, and even sometimes if it can't, it does!
2. I am very shy around people i don't know and will often hide behind other people or things.
3. I am related to a few historically famous people. and i'm not always sure that's a good thing.
4. I LOVE to read.
5. I will live with my mom until the day she dies!
6. I read a lot of comics and watch a lot of cartoons.
7. I am terrified of bees, heights and pain.
8. I have a chihuahua that i love wit
The Unknown Artists #43 - Ooishii:iconOoishii:The Unknown Artists #43 - Ooishii3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this feature we will showcase deviants (members of monofacture) with less than 50.000 Pageviews and a promising new gallery. If you have any suggestions please note monofacture or note igy directly.
Old features: #40 - #39 - #38 - #37 - #36 - #35 - #34 - #33 -
Unconventional telephoto lensesThe majority of DSLR telephoto lenses, whether sold by Canon, Nikon or third-party companies like Sigma or Tamron, cost at least several thousand dollars. Only professional or passionate amateur photographers afford such lenses, generally used for sports and wildlife imaging. Other enthusiastic amateur photographers may purchase a zoom telephoto lens for 1,200-1,700$. While they crave for a bigger and better lens, it will remain a fantasy.Unconventional telephoto lenses3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Frustrating situation, indeed. However, telephoto lenses are very delicate optical devices made of 10-20 separate lenses. Some are coated with expensive high-transmission or extra-low dispersion layers, and others are to be moved by the focusing mechanism. Moreover, lens glasses are made of high quality pricey materials. Increase a lens aperture and thickness by 2, its price will thus increase 4-fold, if not more.
Consequently, crafty (and reasonable) photographers have experimented alternate solutions to invaluable telephoto lenses. The Russian Maks
Jump into a new journal portal!Here's a quick bit of trivia! Did you know that journals comprise about 25% of posts submitted daily? Journals are an integral part of the deviantART experience, and coming soon, they'll receive the spotlight they deserve.Jump into a new journal portal!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Introducing the new Journal portal!
A brand new look is coming to the News page.
From the Journal portal, which will be replacing the News page, you'll be able to browse, submit, or search journals and news. You'll be able to browse by Newest, Popular, and Featured (which is comprised of official deviantART news and highlights).
Journals will be visible with their skin, giving you a better context of the post.
(Hover over the screenshot below to see more!)
What happened to the old News page?
As you may recall, we teased the release of merging news, journals, blogs, and deviations in order t
*END* SPANK ME! For CharityTHIS EVENT HAS NOW ENDED!*END* SPANK ME! For Charity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Comments No Longer Being Accepted
FINAL UPDATE http://fav.me/d4afyqw
This was inspired from a few things. After the birthday I was playing around with my avatar and thought I might create a game involving it but then I thought of Topicality's recent endeavor and decided to turn it into something for charity instead.
The charity I have selected is LUMOS, which was co-founded by JK Rowling.
My limit is $1,000 USD
This will last until the limit is reached or September 16, 2011 @ 11:59 PM EST.
For each real person that changes his or her avatar to one similar to mine, I will increase my donation amount by 10¢. For your avatar to count you must COMMENT THIS JOURNAL. I will reply to you with "Spanked! " and you are free to change your avatar back.
For the avatar sized version of your options: http://fav.me/d46usqe
To make your avatar-
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Logo & Symbol Process TruismsIf you follow me and my work, you are likely well aware that I enjoy logo and symbol design. I don't consider myself the lord of logo design, as there are far more designers out there whom I idolize and have the process nailed down to a science, but quite frankly I think I've become pretty good at it over the years. So with a bit of time and experience under my belt, I wanted to share some truisms I've learned that I find in every one of my design projects.Logo & Symbol Process Truisms3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Almost without fail, the first idea you fall in love with will be one of your worst ideas. When you find you've fallen in love with a concept, let other people see it, and then take a break. Come back to the work a few days later and see what new directions you can head in.
Don't fall in love with your ideas. I say it but it's inevitable. You actually will always fall in love with an idea. But hey, TRY not to.
Simple symbols designed in 1 color work best. If you're designing in color when you start, you're making end-of-the-project