Literature Improvements, Emoticon SidebarToday we're bringing you several improvements to your experience with literature and Journals on deviantART!Literature Improvements, Emoticon Sidebar2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Updates to Literature Appearance
We've made some changes to the way literature and Journals display on deviantART. In order to provide a more unified experience, we've updated the format of literature deviations and Journals to better display your text, as well as to optimize the reading experience for your readers!
In addition to the updated background, we've made sure that familiar tools for readers have been retained with the new layout. Readers can change the background from light to dark, enlarge the text, and more, using the buttons presented at the top of each literature deviation.
Try it out: You can give this feature a try by going to Beccalicious's Biscui
London HQ Devmeet: The taleWhat do you get when you have 500 stress balls, the unpredictability of the Great British weather and a large park in the middle of London? A HQ devmeet of course!London HQ Devmeet: The tale2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
500 emoticon stress balls, 10 plushies and 500 sharpie pens is a lot of stuff to carry to London from Derby, but is worth it!
Being late for breakfast means you can politely steal Heidi’s toast to have with your cup of tea.
If you arrive 10 mins late to a very large devmeet, expect a huge crowd of people already there.
Some people do dress up in full cosplay. It is fascinating. I counted 3 Dinosuar type things, a fox person, lots of hats and “ears”, at leat 2 pikachus, a Mexican wrestler, and some very short skirts!
Giving out free balls/stickers/lanyards/pens etc to lots of people makes you feel a little like a seller at a sports event! Or a primary school teacher!
Deviant portraiture free of charge UPDATE: Deviant portraiture will be running on monthly basis from now on. Those of you that wish for a portrait by me AND have the 5 critiques rule accomplished, please also COMMENT on this journal, since some favs are 9 months old (:Deviant portraiture free of charge2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
this is a permanent event I'm running since April 2012 on (more-less) weekly basis. I pick one deviant (following the rules of this journal) and I make a portrait for them that is free of charge. If you are interested to join this project, read the rules below (:
RULES / HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
write at least 5 critiques (on other artist's work (any artist), latest one at most one month old). If you don't know how to write a critique, here is DeviantArt help: FAQ What is the Critique Feature and how do I use it
me if you
deviantART is applying to manage .artdeviantART is applying to manage .art2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
deviantaRT is applying to manage a new Top Level Domain called .art
Top Level Domain (TLD) is the technical name for ".com," ".net," ".org," or ".fr". These TLDs are controlled and issued by a worldwide organization called ICANN, short for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. When ICANN announced that it would accept applications for new TLDs, deviantART quickly realized that someone would try to nab ".art."
DeviantART is committed to have the .art TLD in the hands of representatives of the arts; people who know something about the Internet and the way art is presented and enabled by the Internet. Nobody has more experience with this than the deviantART community that we are all building, participating in, and sharing with each other every day.
In order to secure .art into the right hands, deviantA
Draw for a Child, Get Art BackClosedDraw for a Child, Get Art Back2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You are always welcome to draw something for Katie, but I'm no longer offering art back. She is better now.
Please consider ing this journal if you support it; it may get more exposure, which would give Katie more art.
...So, as my scrap-watchers know, my little sister Katie is sick. (I mentioned it here for those who wanted to leave her a comment.)
Well, her cough worsened and today she is in the hospital with Dad. Her fever hit 105 degrees Fahrenheit, but it is lower now and she is getting the best care that they can give her. It's pneumonia again, and she'll probably be in the hospital for several days before she can come home.
Among other things, she took her Kindle Fire with her, so she has internet access—i.e., I can e-mail her a link to this journal.
Edit: Katie's internet access at the hospital is not very great, so she will be seeing all these pictures when she arrives home! Dad believ
Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 1We may only be one week into October, but November and NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. If you've never heard of it, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. That means in the span of thirty days, participants will write 50,000 words.Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 12 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
1,667 words per day if they're writing every day.
2,273 words per day if they're only writing on weekdays.
6,250 words per day if they're only writing on weekends.
Either way it's a pretty hefty feat, and not something to walk into unprepared. Even if you're a "by the seat of your pants" type of writer.
So this year, instead of doing a basic what is NaNo and who's going to participate in it journal, we're gonna switch it up and give you some pointers on what you should be doing and what you definitely shouldn't be doing before and during NaNo.
The best place to get advice is from the people that have tried NaNo. Notice how I didn't say "and succeeded?" T
200 points giveaway! [CLOSED + WINNER]200 points giveaway! [CLOSED + WINNER]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This giveaway is sponsored by AnyShapeNecklaces, custom pendants of any shape!
VISIT OUR SHOP
I'm really happy for the ammount of entries and that you like the works!
I also make pendants and other stuff on commission!
Want to win 200 points? (Want to win also 100 points? Click here.)
To participate you only need to follow this simple steps:
1 - Favourite this journal
and write in a comment here what item you like most from OUR SHOP
Optional: (more chances to win)
2 - Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Any-Shape-Necklaces/512223098815323 (comment in this journal with your Facebook name or write a private message to the Facebook Group with your dA name, it's only to know who Liked the page)
3 - Write a journal abo
Can someone explain "renders" to me?I've been bumping into this more an more so I decided to share my RAEG.Can someone explain "renders" to me?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So there is this group of people on dA who take some already existing art and cut out the backgrounds. That's all. They find some artwork, usually anime fanart, cut the background out, add their own watermark and BAM post it to their galleries as a free to use stocks without the permission of the original authors.
What's most infuriating there is almost always a disclaimer such as this one :
Oi, dumbfucks! Yes I'm talking to you. Why should anyone credit you for something that you did not create. You've contributed nothing. You've cut the background out, something that in most cases, can be done basically automatically by a computer program with a little to no human assistance.
The whole dA's category for stock renders is flooded with this shit --> http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/3drenders/
I'm sorry but I was under the impression that a render is a 2d image generated from a 3d
Art Feature Series: Volume 50Art Feature Series: Volume 502 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sky High by VerticalDubaiNo Business by jonniedeeTrain de vie by ambrosia3
Light over Sound by marianne-limThe Great River II by werol:thumb300315103:
Dawn by dkwyniaThunderstorm At Sunset by Saber1705Night Sprite by erezmarom
Romania's rooftop 33 by adypetrisorLangdale Valley by MohainLes larmes ardentes d'un jour naissant .. by alexandre-deschaumes
Cartago Rouge by benjamin-charlesGlacial Lake by Annabelle-Chabertgolden sunset by MindShelves
Mont Saint-Michel by TobiasRichterneverending story by NiraGonzalezZion National Park by hquer
Nowa Ruda Slupiec - cityscape by tilk-the-cyborgAlley in the fog by WojciechDziadoszWonderful City by amaliabastos
Spring song by jup3nep:thumb182661595:Misty lake by VilleNiemela
Claw by Chaerul-Umamflamingo bath by evenliu:thumb312698544:
Analogic by A2MatosMt Athabasca by Dani-Lefrancois:thumb306854648:
Devil's Twilight by Ian-PlantReflection Time by CapturingTheNightWaterfall by SebastianKraus
Beta Launch: Film, deviantART muro in Sta.shHello everyone!Beta Launch: Film, deviantART muro in Sta.sh2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Today we're bringing you some major changes for Film & Animation deviations, and also some new tools for deviantART muro and Sta.sh Writer!
Film submission through Sta.sh
The first major change for Film is that Sta.sh is now properly equipped to support film submissions! While it was sort of possible in the past, Sta.sh can now store and submit film files the same way other filetypes can be stored and submitted.
Keep in mind that you have to have film submission privileges in order to submit films to deviantART. For more information on this, please read this FAQ: :faq842:
Film Deviation Page Changes
The second change is regarding the layout of film deviations. The old film layout was designed with an older version of deviantART in mind, and this change places Film submissions back up to speed with the rest of the site. The Film deviation page has been updated to
BOKEH Contest Winners!BOKEH Contest Winners!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
February competition themed BOKEH is over, let's see who's the lucky few!.
These contest are held to raise awareness for the Red Cross Foundation. Each time we match the prize value in money and send to the foundation to people in need. To be a part of these contest not only makes you spread the word but also help raise money for the ones in need. Thank you.
With no further ado, here's the BOKEH Contest Winners.
1st Place and winner of 5,000 points + 1 Year Premium Membership is
A shot that not only did the BOKEH theme just, but also captured one of the most important things when we talk photography, a moment. Urban and very easy, doesn't have to be difficult!
2st Place and winner of 3,000 points + 3 Months Premium Membership is
This was a close runner up that was up and sniffed the 1st place a couple times wh
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in SpanishHelp support our application to manage .ART2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
We need your help!
We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyo
Contest closed, prizes shortly, 20.000p + subs!December/January Perspective Contest has ended. The next couple days we will go through the entries and come back Tuesday to announce the winner and runner ups together with all the prizes!Contest closed, prizes shortly, 20.000p + subs!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all who participated, new competition next month, theme will be Bokeh so you can get started already planning what you wanna do for February. For those of you who don't know what Bokeh is, then you have a couple days to find out won't ya
Bye for now, we'll be back in a few days.
I hold these contest not only to do something fun and support creativity. I also want to increase awareness to help children in need via and through Red Cross Foundation.I will always match the contest prizes in cash given away to Red Cross Foundation in winners name (or anonymously if desired). Participate and help me help others.
What is the contest theme?
- This months contest will have Perspective as the contest theme.
NEW CONTEST! CLOSED!!!CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED!NEW CONTEST! CLOSED!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! THE REST OF THE ADMIN AND MYSELF WILL BEGIN JUDGING AND SHOULD HAVE THE RESULTS IN ASAP!
EDIT x2: Hey everyone! I'm going to keep this contest open until tonight at 9pm PDT!
I hope to see a few more entries! But either way, thank you to everyone who has participated in this contest! <3
EDIT: Wow guys!! Some great entries so far!! Keep it up! Only 4 more days until this contest ends!!!
Anyone rushing to finish up their entry!? I'm excited to see it!
Hey guys! How's everyone doing today?
Thank you to everyone who voted on the new contest! It was a close call but the winning choice is ...
Sounds fun!? I thought so!
So, that being said lets start breaking down what we can do in this redesign contest!
-You are able to re-design ANY existing character/monster from the LOZ series.
-Designing new monsters is also allowed!
-With any re-design/design, they must be
Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures140 unbelievably realistic mouth-watering food sculptures that can fit on the tip of your finger.Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Mini Clay Cannoli by WaterGleam
Chocolate bracelet by OrionaJewelry Strawberry bracelet by OrionaJewelry
Chocolate treats, close up by thinkpastel
Carrot Cake, take II by thinkpastel
Halloween Treats by thinkpastel
Tutti Frutti - 1:6 assorted fruits by thinkpastel
Scale 1:3 Neko Cheesecake by asuka-sakumo
Blueberry Cake by MyPetiteCakes
Pumpkin Pie -a la mode- by sonickingscrewdriverFudge Brownie Charm by MotherMayIjewelry
Carrot Cake Magnet by MotherMayIjewelryMiniature Charlotte Cakes by MyPetiteCakes
Just a Bunch of Miniature Fruit Tarts by PetitPlatSweetness dream - 12th scale dollhouse miniature by PetitDeCherries
How to design a typeface (Part 2)How to design a typeface (Part 2)How to design a typeface (Part 2)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Sans serif — Italics & weights
In the previous article of the typography series I presented some of the basic principles of type design and we started designing a geometric sans typeface such as Futura. In this article we will expand that typeface and add italics and alternate weights. Or rather, I will show you how to design italics and briefly present how you can modify your regular weight typeface to create alternate weights rather than having to re-draw the whole letter.
Before we start
If you haven’t read the last article/tutorial but you want participate in this one, you can download a pack of resou
No honor? No pride?No honor? No pride?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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:iconohnoesplz:The new possibility on to start a donation pool is almost a dumb feature.More amd more people send notes or beg on the artist's pages for points.Mostly these are people you don't know, who never faved or commented anything you've made.
1 point is one cent. Will they really sell their pride for 1 cent? Just wondering.
The next step is to sell their souls. There are some guys on DA who sell their faves, features and comments for points.For 200 points, they fave your complete gallery, give you a feature and watch you.Is this the way should work? I don't think so.Can someone really be glad about faves he bought?
DA is a commercial page, and that's okay.But it shouldn't have so much "commercial" users.
I don't mean the users who start a donation pool to upgrade their groups.This is something that
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
A Week in dA Related - #043IntroductionA Week in dA Related - #0432 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to the next installment of A Week in dA Related!
A Week in dA Related is a weekly news article series that aims to bring you the most important and fun deviantART and dA Related news from the previous week. It also includes a handful of features from the gallery that were submitted in the last 7 days.
If you have any deviantART Related news you'd like to share, shoot a note to bradleysays.
This issue covers May 14th to May 20th, 2012
From the Writer
First of all, I hope you all had a splendid week. There were some exciting new changes on dA this week. The one that most of you should be already aware of are username changes. The deviantART community as a whole seem to be split on whether it's beneficial to the community. I'd really love to hear what you think about it all.
Another major thing is our dA Related CV, namenotrequired has taken over another g
RainLexer for Notepad++ updatedAn update to RainLexer, the Rainmeter syntax highlighting plugin for Notepad++, is now available. The update fixes a few issues and adds support for new keywords introduced in Rainmeter 2.3.RainLexer for Notepad++ updated2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Download from poiru.github.com/rainlexer.
DDs: Suggester's frustrationsWelcome to a new journal in this mini series about Daily Deviations. In the first one I let you know about what I think DDs represent, and then about some of my personal criteria to select them.DDs: Suggester's frustrations2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Now is time to focus on the suggesters. Those amazing (almost always human) beings who take a moment of their lives to go the extra mile when finding an amazing deviation and suggest it for consideration as a Daily Deviation. Ya know? I wouldn't be able to feature so many amazing art on my own! So before anything else, I want to take a moment to thank all the amazing people who suggest. Thank you guys!
As a person who also suggests DDs once in a while, I do understand the frustration suggesters often get. So I would like in this occasion to explain some of the reasons why th
My Neighbor TotoroMy Neighbor Totoro6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Come out, come out, where ever you are!
My Neighbor Jake by rismo
Dysfunctional Neighbour Totoro by spacecoyote
My Neighbour, Hulk by Samoubica
Totoro with Full Moon by Twinky-Dink
Totoro and Mei by Syntetyc
Totoro playing the ocarina by Syntetyc A moment in Totoro's life by Syntetyc
YotTotGuu by theCHAMBA
Totoro and Mei - Excursion by Syntetyc
Totoro's forest by Syntetyc
Totoro's dream by Syntetyc
Totoro and Catbus by Syntetyc
Cat Bus stop by AndyPritchard
Totoro by lires
Totoro by sxan
Totoro by Nesskain
Riding the Wind in the Sky by theCHAMBA
Totoro by nakuruaki
Totoro Transportation: Catbus by KrisCynical
Allons-y Totoro by Design-By-Humans
My Neighbor Venusaur by Piscimancy
[Featured Skin] Rainsweeper[Featured Skin] Rainsweeper2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rainsweeper by Kaelri is another leap in making Rainmeter do things that no one ever thought possible. Through the use of a clever Lua script Rainsweeper is a clone of the classic Minesweeper game. The ingenious design allows for many features including a GUI options editor, saved high scores, and it has no images or other resource files making it light as it can be.
Thanks for the hard work on another amazing skin!
[ F I N A L - F I V E - C O N T E S T ](CLOSED)Generation Two: Final Five[ F I N A L - F I V E - C O N T E S T ](CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- E D I T -Due to some circumstances, Mango decided to add one more slot to the girls. Thank you ~
-E D I T 2- For those who plan on joining the Final Five contest, please comment below so we can keep track of whose app is whose v u v You have 3 days left! Fighting! -xMiichi
-EDIT3- Because a holiday on Monday and a higher interest number Mango has decided to extend the due date of Final Five (six) to MAY. 30th (11:59 EDT) So get those app in for checks and give it all you got.
CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY OVER
Please be on the look out for new information on selection of the six contest winners, and possible offers made to participants we deem qualified for other offers.
Cause Mango is feeling nice. Staff should be making selections and announcing winners by
June 1st -sometime during that day EDT-
Final Five is a contest we're holding to find the last five members for Generation Two. Of all