DISCOVER A NEW FEATURE ON DEVIANTART!!!Click on ~world or follow this link. It shows you faves/llamas etc being given...
What do you think of this new quaint and useless feature?
A tough question now. How are you going to thank !prosaix for showing you this funky new thing and letting you in the zone? :iconleleleplz:
If you want more people to see this, this journal.
Yay random gifs
Premium Memberships Giveaway [CLOSED] meow!*Update4: Well people that's it ^-^ we got all of the 12 winners. Thank you sooo much for participating in this <3. You still have a chance in winning PMs. In fact, %Creation-Inspiration is holding a weekly giveaway right now, check it out.Premium Memberships Giveaway [CLOSED] meow!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you want to be notified about our future giveaways, you can watch me and/or join %Creation-Inspiration.
*Update3: We got two new winners \0/ and there's only two hours left.
*Update2: Another two hours past and we have another two winners! c:
*Update1: two hours already past and we have two new winners!! check the list!
Hello my lovely fellow deviants
It's Deviantart's 12th Birthday!
Check out all the birthday activities from contests to giveaways here:
I have 12 one month premium memberships to give away. All you have to do is co
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better Artist2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
You must see this GIF X'DYou must know about this gif XD you must know about the existence of this gif at least before you die. His face! X'D I can't...You must see this GIF X'D2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
(Image taken from a Guillermo Francella's comedy)
BUt X'D someone please give this poor guy a cigarette or something.
New deviantART ThumbnailsHey folks!New deviantART Thumbnails2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may remember a while back we showed off some brand new thumbnails in #hq's Journal. Well, after many weeks of porting and tweaking based on community feedback, we finally got these brand new thumbs ready for beta testing!
The new thumbnails
UPDATE (May 19, 2012): Based on feedback received, we've updated the new thumbnails to be justified. Thumbnails are now spaced out across the rows, making them flush against the left and right sides of the page. When a browser's window is too small, justification cannot happen without leaving larger awkward spaces. In these cases, justification is turned off and thumbnails become left aligned. We think these changes present the most appealing interface for both cases.
For those of you who didn't see the new thumbs when they were previewed a month back, here's a re
The Neglected Importance of the Online CommunityWhat is the Worldwide Online Community?The Neglected Importance of the Online Community2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Worldwide Online Community is simply a group of people from a wide variety of countries and continents who come together to share their skills, experience, and/or love for a subject. Online communities are a fairly new faction and are not fully understood, their importance is neglected and may not reach their full potential until the next generation incorporates them more and more. It wasn't until the '90s that the Internet or World Wide Web really became a part of the culture, but in less then 20 years its impact has changed society from top to bottom.
In order to really delve into the importance of the worldwide online community, one must first define what it is. There are hundreds of different definitions of what an online community is, but this statement is generally accepted throughout these definitions.
Worldwide online communities are groups of people who join together on the Internet with a common int
CEA Blog: Mature ContentHey guys, today I want to talk about Mature Content on deviantART and hopefully clear up some misconceptions that exist around it. For those of you eager to look at some boobs and hot male torsos, I'm afraid I won't be including any here .CEA Blog: Mature Content2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
How the mature content filter works
All members over the age of 18 can choose to enable or disable the mature content filter to suit their needs. All members with a registered date of birth under the age of 18 have the mature content filter locked on and can not disable it. All logged out visitors have the mature content filter enabled and can not disable it.
The mature content filter is split in to two types, strict and warning. The strict filter is completely voluntary and prevents any deviant with the mature content filter on from accessing the work. The general or warning filter is the standard mature content tag and will remove the image from immediate view when browsing and place an warning page on the devi
Five Tips to Starting FreelancingSo, you're tired of being unemployed. You've been stuck at home for the umpteenth month in a row, a new season of The Legend of Korra is still a year off, and your government support checks (should you be lucky to still be getting them) won't even come close to affording you a bus ticket to Everfree Northwest. Your evaluation of life is the same dissertation of tedium and monotony as Helen Keller's review of Chinese Democracy.Five Tips to Starting Freelancing1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, pretty much on par with every other review of Chinese Democracy.
But know what? If you can't find a job, you'll make a job! Screw finding work, and screw the employers who keep dismissing your applications for being "over qualified" like that Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design is as detrimental to your character as being a registered felon. Screw them and that stupid help wanted sign at Quiznos. Now you're freelancing, baby.
While I'm assuming you're alread
PE - Project Animate Introduction + BasicsHello all and welcome to Project Educate - Animation!PE - Project Animate Introduction + Basics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This week is going to feature stunning animation, interviews with amazing people and a strong focus on Pre-Production within Animation. Also during the week I'll have facts about animation that you might not have known about!
I'll be featuring amazing animation, helping newbies get their feet wet and how to upload your animations to deviantART. I will also be talking about web animation sensations on websites such as Youtube and Newgrounds.
Before we start, I'd like to push my Art History articles - I wrote two journals about the History of Animation up until 1990, so if you feel you dont know your Fleischers from your Windsor McCays then step this way!
Of course, though, animation exists everywhere and has done for hundreds of years! There ar
CLOSEDThis giveaway is now closed. I'll be announcing the winners on the July 19th. If you're interested in who the winners will be check my profile on that date (tomorrow)CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What you must do to be entered into the giveaway IF YOU ARE AN ACTIVE ARTIST ON DEVIANTART:
Add this journal to your favourites
That's it. No muss, no fuss. I'll enter the numbers dA records your favourites at into the random number generator at Random.org and we'll see what happens. You only have until July 18th to do this. I'll run the numbers on the 19th. You will be disqualified if I find you commenting here, on my work, adding my works to your favourites, or watching me (my current watchers may enter without being disqualified), for I hope obvious reasons. I repeat do not watch me, comment, or add my works to your favourites. It will not help you. May God's providence shine on you.
If you're down here I assume you like to read, you're going to the comments section to comment l
How to Win Friends and Influence Deviantart Part 1*Title stolen from a well-known and favourite book of mineHow to Win Friends and Influence Deviantart Part 11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Part 1: Submitting with POWER
I know there are a million "how to be popular" guides on DA and a million more parody versions of them. This article isn't about becoming popular, or starting drama or racking up pageviews as fast as possible for the sake of seeing a larger number.
This article won't make your art better, or make you more a more popular personality. However, what I've noticed is that many artists are missing out on feedback and exposure that they should be getting if not for a few common mistakes. Time after time, I've read on Artist's Confessions, or just browsing through members' personal journals that their gallery doesn't recieve any traffic and they can't improve because they're not getting any feedback. They feel like their lack of popularity is a personal statement. That their art isn't worth looking at. This is entirely untrue.
Hopefully this will help you, the underexposed artist, to b
My worst nightmare contestA while ago I asked you what theme we should do for our new contest. Our new theme came from *Lupilstinskin! Thank you for the new theme! You will receive 50 points. And thank you to everyone who helped out with the brainstorming.My worst nightmare contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My worst nightmare contest
Theme: My worst nightmare contest
Deadline: August 20 2012
1 entry per Deviant ( The piece may be submitted to DA before this contest.) So older pieces may also participate.
The entry must be send in a note to *EliseEnchanted with the subject: my worst nightmare In this note you send me a link to the piece you want to enter. (this must be on DeviantART)
You may submit: All mediums are alowed
Everyone in Deviant ART may be a part of this contest!
The contest must be stated in the artist comments
Prizes so far:
A feature by Share ART
A feature by :devEliseE
About hackers on DA and what you can doEdit: It seems this journal is receiving some unusual attention lately and I assume is because of a new recent exploit (which btw seems to be solved already), so I added an aditional point on the list of things you can do to reinforce your account, continue reading : )About hackers on DA and what you can do1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Lately I've seen some jornals here and there spreading a rumor about a hacker loose on DA, the journal, directly copy-pasted reads:
"Apparently there's a hacker going around, hacking peoples accounts, and blocking YOUR friends so that they block YOU. You then get in trouble and banned from DA.
If you read this warning, care about those around you, you will spread this word, tell everyone so you aren't this guy's next victim. ALSO, If I block or say something to you that isn't appropriate for NO REASON, it's not me.
Please spread the word so no one you know is
Creepy Meets CuteThe 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."Creepy Meets Cute1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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
T.G. Tiger by ~Santani
CSS Did You Know? - November 20, 2012CSS Did You Know? - November 20, 20121 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The new deviantART muroAs you all know, deviantART has a fantastic Web-based drawing tool called :damuro:. This tool is a great drawing application for anyone -- from hobbyist doodlers to professional artists.The new deviantART muro2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Today, we are giving all you beta testers a peek at the next big step forward for :damuro:
The new deviantART muro
The new deviantART muro now saves your work automatically from the first brush stroke. You can close your browser at any time, and when you come back, you can re-open that recording and continue drawing.
Your work is saved to your Sta.sh, upgrading you from just 3 files slots to 2 GB of files -- and 10 GB for Premium Members!
The new :damuro: also features a new look and a brand new smudge brush. The new version also uses the brand new Sta.sh Submit
November Lineart Contest: MYTHICAL CREATURES.Spread the word! Please this journal so more people see it. If this journal gets 100 's in the first 24 hours it's posted, I will add 500 points to the total prize pool!November Lineart Contest: MYTHICAL CREATURES.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, you read that right. Look over to the right there. See that? Notice how you can add journals to your 's now? That's how we're doing it from here on out. Make a folder in your faves collection for journals if you'd like, but I really need all y'all help in getting the word out there.
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents:
---== THE NOVEMBER LINEART CONTEST ==---
Well, seems there wasn't that much of a competition on this one. According to a recent poll the %color-me-club members seem to be quite interested in hosting a month around Mythical Creatures.
Hey, isn't that the stu
Features: Original FanartsA collection of Original FanartFeatures: Original Fanarts2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art: "Artwork that is based on a character, costume, collage, item, or story that was created by someone other than the artist" - Wikipedia
With that definition, the term "Original Fanart" may seem contradictory. However the images featured in this article are the perfect example of artworks that are based or inspired in something already existing (thus being considered "Fanart") yet presenting the artist's original vision of said
Said in less fancy words: "Fanart presented in the artist original style"
We all love fanart. That's because we all are fans of at least one thing: a book, a movie, a TV show, a
Well gosh darnit, son of a biscuitThis is a black Tuesday for dA. All my favourite accounts are getting banned one after another. First :iconbutthurtbrigade: and a good chunk of it's members including the fabulous :iconfuhrer-glasses: and :iconstapledslut:. And now even :iconwolfofthunders:Well gosh darnit, son of a biscuit2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I will have to completely reorganise my breakfast schedule because of some overzealous admin. Usually I wake up, prepare nomnoms, settle in front of the computer and search for some morning drama. butthurtbrigade was one of my favourite places to acquire my morning dose of concentrated baawws. Now when it is gone I will be forced to actively search for the dramas elsewhere and I don't like that.
My breakfast should look like this:
And now for a few days will look like this. Which is mostly inconvenient and you should care because...umm...yes, because yes.
PE Daily Deviations - So you want to suggest DDs?You're browsing deviantART or are simply checking your message centre and find a wonderful art piece. You want to suggest it as a Daily Deviation because you believe it truly deserves to be seen by the community as a whole. But how to properly suggest a DD? This article will explain the process.PE Daily Deviations - So you want to suggest DDs?1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Things to check before sending a suggestion:
The first thing you need to check is if the artist has been given a Daily Deviation in the past 6 months. Volunteers cannot feature anyone who's had a DD in that period of time with no exceptions, as this has been hard-coded into deviantART's system.
"But how do I check an artist's Daily Deviations?" you may ask. Simply go to their gallery, click browse and scroll down. If they have any DDs, you'll be able to find a link to them at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, you can add "/dds" after their profile url and click enter on your browser's address bar.
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soon1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We're looking for game players to come and join in our deviantART Birthday Event! In just a short while ^3wyl and myself are hosting an interpretation of a British game show called Pointless. The idea of the game is that you have to guess the least popular answer to a multiple answers question. You will be awarded points accordingly, those with the most points will win - but you will have used pointless answers to get there!
We'll have pre-judged the least popular and most popular answers by asking a panel of CVs beforehand for their responses. Want an example?
Name a Film Starring Tom Cruise
Okay so Mission Impossible is a really high answer and if you said that one, you'd get lots of points. Which isn't good! If you said Rain Man - you'd possibly be getting less points. But if you said something like Endless Love or Taps, then you'd be hitting on an answer tha
IP confusionIt's sad to see people fighting about intellectual property rights when they apparently have no clue what those are, how they work and what is allowed (and not).IP confusion2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Prime example: http://boltstrueno1fanever.deviantart.com/art/Onyx-Forepaw-Feb-2012-Ref-286737985 vs. http://yasuoxingxing.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4vcima
Obviously the latter is similar to the first.
The question is: is this allowed?
To answer that question, it is important to understand what rules apply and what intellectual property (IP) is.
There are three different kinds of IP that can apply here:
As the name hints this is the right to make copies of a work. It does not protect ideas, only the actual recorded work - artwork, documents, music etc.
This means that if someone copies your art (by directly copying it, by tracing it or otherwise adapting your work) you can certainly take action, but there is little you can do to prevent someone else creating their own
How to create a successful GroupMy beautiful friendsHow to create a successful Group1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I hope everybody is doing fine and enjoying their summer
Today, I want to talk about Groups. I’m a member of so many groups and I always encourage my friends to join as many groups as they can, a group is always a great place to meet new artists and let everybody know what you do.
But, I’m sure that you guys notice every now and then that there is a group that is not active or it has been around for a long time and it has so few members, or a group that doesn’t respond to their members and so many other problems. There are so many groups people create them just for the sake of creating a group and they leave them just like that, with no activity at all.
How to create a successful group
:iconFlowerhdplz: Commitment: Before you start thinking about creating a group, you should ask yourself, are you ready for it, do you have the time for it, ar
Feature: The Legend of KorraFeaturing: The Legend of KorraFeature: The Legend of Korra1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that premiered on the Nickelodeon television network on April 14, 2012. The series is a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired on the same network from 2005 to 2008.
The series takes place 70 years after the original
When technology has advanced to that of around the 1920s on Earth. In it, some people have the ability known as "bending" by which they control and manipulate either water, earth, fire, or air. One bender, known as the "Avatar" and described as the "physical embodim
PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your workHello all!PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your work1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well we’ve had a fascinating week so far; a week which hopefully has provided some insight not only to the process of DD selection but helped you understand what we look for in DDs as CVs. As we draw to the end of this week, I bring you an article which will whet your Saturday with thoughts that don’t just apply to the DD feature, but something which should be a consideration to everything you submit to dA. I am talking about deviation presentation.
Why is Presentation important?
Art isn’t always about just being “creative”. There are techniques and skills which develop over time which contribute to the quality of the work you produce and alongside this comes a developed understanding of good presentation.
Good presentation could be anything from cropping a photograph, to spell checking your literature. These are common sense things that in the rush of wanting to show off your creativity can sometimes be