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
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
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
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
Feature: Turning Japanese!Pokemon is on my mind a lot lately so when thinking of a feature, Japanese treats naturally came to mind!Feature: Turning Japanese!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
OH how i would love to try some of these fabulous treats! I love the fact a lot of them are made from rice as i can't eaten gluten!
Drinking Fanta by GetlostinDarkness
Gummi Candy Mix by ieatSTARS
ichigo daifuku. by sorekara
Japanese cakes.. by flauel
Sushi Cake by Highwinds2C
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
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
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!2 years 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
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
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.
Facepalm-Worthy Series 3 This happened to me when drawing this ooold picture of mine at home:Facepalm-Worthy Series 32 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some of you know that picture is just a CENSORED version. The full version is a... longer picture, basically :iconkruemelplz:
I went to bed so late, it was friday, I didn't turn off my computer and left several programs and the web browser open.
Next morning (saturday) my dad phoned a computer specialist because we were having internet conexion problems.
Ok, my dad came into my room with that guy at 08:30 a.m. YES, I was sleeping like a pig and they came into my (dark) room without even asking (sometimes my dad can be so retarded that creates this kind of rude, uncomfortable and surrealist situations unintentionally)
When that guy saw me on bed was like "WTF is all this :iconwtfisthisplz: but this man paid me so I must do my work(?)". He sat on my chair and started to close programs in my pc to work properly. My dad was standing on his right and looking
DeviantArt Comment Of The DayStop critiquing art you filthy, non-subscribed, peasants. How dare you claim such privilege on an art site without paying the toll.DeviantArt Comment Of The Day2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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
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.
Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.Edit: Share with your friends on Twitter as well! https://twitter.com/#!/ZevImages/status/139572960288714752Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I know that many deviants have had a rough past year. I know I have. For some, it was the economy, for some changes in their families and loved ones, and I know for some it has even been on deviantART. We have all had struggles, but this time of year, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, is as good a time as any to thank people for what we DO have.
In this world of little, we all have something we hold dear to our hearts. Now is the time to say thanks.
So, what I would like to invite everyone to do is in the next 48 hours (Today + Thanksgiving), fave this journal to show your support, then comment with 4 things you are thankful for:
1 thing on deviantART you are thankful for
1 thing with your family, loved ones, friends, etc. you are thankful for
1 thing in your life you are thankful for
1 piece of art you, or a fellow deviant created that you are th
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
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
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)CLOSED2 years 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
Contest #02: Mew Scapes and Sanctuaries - WinnersOur second contest has concluded with great success. We've received many varied and colorful entries, each eliciting different interpretations of Mew's mood and personality, and we thank all participants for their time and efforts! A special thanks goes out to all voters, especially the voters that provided commentary for their selections. We hope to see you all again in our club's future activities! :3Contest #02: Mew Scapes and Sanctuaries - Winners2 years ago in Personal More Like This
, by :iconnek0bunny: nek0bunny
WINNER, BY POPULAR VOTE
2,222 DA Points
"With a lethally adorable pose and heavenly scenery... The shading and color choices are powerful influences in the overall peaceful beauty of the entry." - Peachfuzz
"I love the vibrant, beautiful colors and the composition. The scene looks very magical and dreamy." - AquaInari
"...Simply bright and happy. It doesn't make Mew seem sad in any way, it points out the generally happy personality of Mew." - amaroq247
"...Soft, bouncy, and flo
Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....Or so it is often thought. But it should never be.Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(Please note, I'm not necessarily talking about deviantart's critique system, though this certainly applies to it. I'm talking about all feedback, whether in comments or notes, in person, or on another site. Deviantart simply has a good format for others to leave feedback to an artist.)
In art school, you tend two get two different types of young artists: people who are infatuated with their work, and people who have no confidence in it at all. But really, it all boils down to the same thing: as artists, we are incredibly reliant on other people's judgement of our work for our self-esteem. It sounds a bit stupid, but I don't know that I've talked to any serious business artists who say otherwise (though if you do, please tell me). Artists often view their work as an extension of themselves, or their soul, poured out on paper. We seek other people's approval, b
Guess who's backBack again.Guess who's back2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tell some men.
Rub my back
Rub my back
Rub my back
Rub my back
CSS Did You Know? - October 19th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - October 19th, 20121 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Lemonade?Lemonade?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A little freshness for the summer
Please fave this article if you like it so that the featured artists could get more exposure!
lemon by Ms-Nen
Tea with lemon by above-usual
lemon flower by poivrewater on lemon by ThErEaLDoLLyFrikka
Citrus by authenticDOLLY
SOPA, Internet, Censorship, and Youhttp://spyed.deviantart.com/journal/Regarding-SOPA-amp-deviantART-269431917 $spyed's journal entry regarding this.SOPA, Internet, Censorship, and You2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act - Wikipedia
This is a informative article, outside of the normal DLD activities, to bring awareness to a pair of bills currently under much discussion and debate. These bills are called called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIP (Protect IP), presented to the House of Representatives and the senate (respectively) in the United States. Later in this article, we will also discuss how these bills have a world wide significance. At the end of the article are several links to the actual bill, news articles, and forum/journals related to this topic. Our aim here is to give to a brief overview, and to answer some questions concerning this debate.
SOPA itself is an attempt to stop online piracy both domestic and foreign by the United States Gov't. It employs a variety of tactics in order to achieve this, including scannin