BOSS Week.I love weeks like this. The team is incredibly hard at work launching deviantART's Premium Content Platform, and simultaneously managing our huge sponsorship of Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego.BOSS Week.2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
^That's me in the middle there, writing this Journal.
^ Check out the intensity of endosage, danlev, hellokirti, Heidi,and Ayame-Kenoshi. Diligent, even intense. That's because they're hours away from a massive release that will reach millions of deviants worldwide. They are right to be this tense. You would be, too.
In everything we do, we aim to change the world for the better. And we aim high. This Premium Content Platform you can read about here has no limits as to what it could achieve for the arts, from my perspectiv
Photomanipulation Eye Candy 08 JulySo, I went on a "shopping" spree in the photomanipulation gallery last night and today, and I came up with quite a few stunners. Here are today's featured deviations, in categories according to why I love them. I hope you will find some that you love, too.Photomanipulation Eye Candy 08 July1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1.Clever and different, but drastically underloved
2. Clean and simply gorgeous
3. Just friggin' awesome
Stronghold by taenaron
Black Widow by Vilk42
Being a Hero is boring by Drake1024
The Last of UsThe Last of Us6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
"No matter what, you keep finding something to fight for." -Joel, The Last of Us
"The Last of Us" #2 - Dark Horse Cover by JulianTotinoTedesco
The Last Of Us by NickatNite89the last of us by MACCOLAThe Last of Us Ellie by feavre
the Last of Us - Clicker by thomaswievegg The Last of Us! (for beginning readers) by DrFaustusAU
Joel-The Last Of Us by 8Bpencil
Last of Us by SimonWeanerThe Last Of Us by felitomkinson
The Last of Us by dust-bite
The Last of Us Ellie by Haychel
Ellie - The Last of us by mannequin-atelier
The Last of Us - Endure and Survive by literacysuks1
Adventure Time x The Last of Us by GavinSpencer
Joel by blargberriesLast of Us Fanart| Older Ellie by RyomaNinja <
In the News: Toothless, Racial Slurs, and Prayers?Every once in a while, I take a break from watching youtube videos of Russian dashboard cameras and get down to business bringing you, my watchers, the news that I think is interesting, awesome, or terrifyingly upsetting.In the News: Toothless, Racial Slurs, and Prayers?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I will make this one considerably shorter than the previous one, if only because I am limited on time this turn around, so if you have any articles you think other deviants should check out, share them in the comments below!
I'll also share a few political cartoons here and there. Enjoy.
North Korea is reportedly entering a "state of war" against South Korea. In their official declaration, they stated that any signs of provocation will escalate into a "do-or-die final battle" and "all-out war, a nuclear war." They also threatened
Educating OurselvesThis journal contains a lot of potentially buzz-work things that could result in arguments from people who don't take the time to read my message. For example I mention Anita Sarkeesian, but I don't want people to start arguing against her points of view because that's NOT what this journal is about. So please, read carefully before you respond to help avoid knee-jerk reactions since that's exactly what this journal is about trying to AVOID.Educating Ourselves7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years I’ve had a pretty straightforward view on gun control. Guns are dangerous and need to be restricted and made more inaccessible to prevent future acts of gun violence. I’ve never genuinely believed in the idea of banning all guns because I do think people DO need to have ways to protect themselves.
However, I’ve recently been thinking more about a different aspect to the gun control debate and it’s broader implications to other troublesome politically charged areas of our (United States) cult
Getting DeviantArt pointsJust a short journal to answer one of the questions that I get a lot.Getting DeviantArt points8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First of all, it's important to know what exactly are DeviantArt points?
DeviantArt points are a currency that is used on DeviantArt alone. In this website, you can buy points, you can get them, collect them, and buy things for them. It's basically the DeviantArt equivalent to money. Which might come in useful because even for those that don't have a credit card or Paypal account, it is now possible to get a premium membership. Points can be either bought, or gotten for free from other members. There are many ways to get them. I will list a few here.
Most obvious one: Buy them for money. You need credit card or Paypal, though.
Trade them for llama's. your-username.deviantart.com/badges/ will list people that'll trade llama's for point on the right side. Give that person a llama, and you'll get some points. It's
Homophobic #ToMyUnbornChild tweets turned into PSACharlotte Moore (Cavatica) from Raleigh, North Carolina has created a PSA against homophobia after the Twitter hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild attracted homophobes to publicly announce that they would murder their child if he or she was gay.Homophobic #ToMyUnbornChild tweets turned into PSA2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
#ToMyUnbornChild became a trending topic on Twitter a few weeks ago, and while most people used it to write loving tweets to their future children, some homophobes decided to do just the opposite.
@Homophobes, a Twitter account that retweets homophobes to expose their ignorance, published an article of 100 extremely homophobic tweets, which gained quite a bit of attention around the web.
Charlotte Moore was inspired, and decided to write and direct a PSA using the tweets. The video was produced by Brian Lee and Nick Heim.
From the video’s d
ATB - An alternative to watermarks: MetadataWe have all seen watermarks on images, here on dA and around the internet. And even though they have become a necessary step in the aid of preventing art theft/misuse of art, they are not always ideal. It's really hard to signature or watermark an icon that is 50x50 pixels and still show it off, for example. And even in larger pieces of art, sometimes they just look ugly or, like the watermark option offered by dA, take up too much of the image.ATB - An alternative to watermarks: Metadata1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
So what is the alternative?
On the Subject of BasesFellow People of Deviantart,On the Subject of Bases2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I am here today to talk to you about Bases and Dolling.
I am not asking you to do it, or even to like it, but just to put out a standpoint that is sorely missing from this ongoing row over what a Base really is.
You may think a base is a large traced piece from anime with no skill and that the people who draw on top of them are lazy artists who just don't want to learn how to draw. Some bases are traced, but not every base.
Dolling is a hobby, something that is done for fun, and not every doller out there wants to be able to draw like a whiz kid. A lot of people hold down jobs, or full time education and just want a little fun. And so they are able to use a base that they like and draw some clothes and hair onto it, often very skillfully.
The 3rd Rozen Maiden by Felirile :thumb196488107:
Public imageThe recent shitstorm that hit the gaming industry, and after that pretty much the entire internet after that, has left me a bit frightened to be honest.Public image1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
[[ For those that spend the last weeks under a rock, go watch this and read that to view both sites of the matter and form your own opinion -- I'm not gonna do that for you ]]
Of course, we all knew that the internet could be a very nasty place. It has been a nasty place before and pretty much every single one of us knew that there places out there that are better be avoided when you're a sensitive person (or a normal human being with feelings -- however you want to call it). What the recent issue confronted us with, however, that as artists we aren't safe either. I can remember the earlier internet raids. The victims were either big organisat
Welcome to the dA-Feature-Union!What is the dA-Feature-Union?Welcome to the dA-Feature-Union!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is where you can feature yourself to get new watchers, favorites, comments and llamas, and earn !!!
Before you do anything:
Please open your activity settings. That way, I can see who you have added to your watch, etc.
How to Get Featured
5+[Points] (Please put in what option you want in the donation message)
10 or 12:icondallamaplz: or 20
10+[Points] (Please put in what option you want in the donation message)
15 or 20:icondallamaplz: or 20 + 2 comments
50+[Points] [Star!]VIP[Star!] Does not matter how many benefits you earn. Featured forever.
Fan Fiction On deviantARTGalleries MonthFan Fiction On deviantART1 month ago in Literature Features More Like This
What Is Fan Fiction?
Everyday, we are inspired by movies, television, novels, and other forms of media. They engage our minds with a variety of stories and characters, their plights and triumphs, their everyday minutiae. Fan fiction authors are so enamored with these other worlds and their inhabitants that they must partake in the stories which have brought them so much enjoyment. They expand on the current universe, explain gaps in the narrative and delve into characters' motivations.
A good fan fiction (or fanfic) is more than simple borrowing another writer's characters and universe. The fan fiction author must immerse his or her readers in the story, make them believe it is a natural extension of the source material. Characters have their own mannerisms and quirks; each universe has its own history and rules that need to be followed. The fan fiction author must master the nuances of those characters and the world they inhabit (unless purposely writi
Artists Toolbox - The RoundupOnce again we've had another fantastic Artist Toolbox week - hopefully you'll agree! Thanks to all of our contributors this week we've managed to bring you articles focusing on a wide range of topics. If you'd like to get involved in the next week then read to the bottom of this article to find out how. Here's what we brought you this week:Artists Toolbox - The Roundup7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Working with References from FionaCreates
Water Based Media from Xadrea
3D Printing Basics for Beginners from PolyMune
Help Turkey!Hello everyone! I just wanted to show you the great patriotic work by Shainchi I've seen recently.Help Turkey!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please read this:
"We are Turkish people! We need help, murder is being committed here. Turkey is being killed. The police and the government are committing murder. They are using tear gas against the uprising public, and have been firing plastic bullets, with permission now to fire the real ones. Infants, children, young and old people are getting killed. People are getting crushed under tanks, a 60-year-old's ear has been ripped off, hundreds of others are injured, people are in coma because of the beatings they have endured. This is Turkey. People who are protesting the building of a shopping centre on a park hundreds of years old are being killed. While terrorists are sitting with the prime minister and sharing a meal, the public are being killed by their own pollice office. People have tried hiding in subways, and yet the tear gas is also being used in tho
Tutorial Treasury 01Tutorial Treasury 013 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!
"In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a Deus EX inspired
high-tech eyeball by using retouching techniques and creating a
futuristic iris using Shape layers and Layer Styles."
read the tutorial
"Create a haunting scene inspi
Cosplay Tutorials CollectionCosplay tutorials are among the most fascinating I've found in DA, full of inspiration and secrets that make you want to try them, even if you've never cosplayed before. I took a good look around and tried to put together the best collection that I could, so please feel free to browse all of these and try them! Let these artist know how awesome and generous they are for their hard workCosplay Tutorials Collection1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This article was written for ArtHistoryProject, please don't forget to visit the project and also join the nail art contest we put together.
Knight of Time Cape: Tutorial by HABanime Ruffle Skirt Tutorial by eirenealetheia Sailor Fuku Cosplay Tutorial by SparklePipsi
Feathered Wings Tutorial by Kudrel-Cosplay Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial by FenrisDesigns Fantasy Film Wing Tutorial by Flying-Fox Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde Foam Board Weapon Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Vinyl and Craft Foam Armor Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Link Cosplay hat tutorial by Eressea-sama Cid Highwind Spear Tutorial 1 by gerodere Craft foam tutorial by PxScosplay
You're a Ho~You're a Ho~You're a Ho~6 months ago in Personal More Like This
You're a Ho~
....The bitch never bothered me anyway....
W-What did I just say? ...Eh, it must be the vodka again...*hic*
(( ....tune to Let It Go XD I was bored mmkay))
The New Way To Write JournalsSta.sh Writer's toolbar and sidebar have been incorporated into the Write a Journal Entry page to make for a more dynamic journal creation experience!The New Way To Write Journals1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
New! The Sta.sh sidebar now gives you direct access to community-created emoticons! The Emoticon tab of Sta.sh Writer's sidebar has been updated to display both official emoticons and recently popular emoticons created by community members. Both sections have been given "Show more" buttons, so that you can explore either section in addition to searching for a specific emote using the sidebar's search box.
Some of the most highly requested features for the Journal submission page have been present in Sta.sh Writer for some time, such as rich-text formatting and a formatting toolbar. With Sta.sh Writer's advanced capability added, writing a Journal becomes even easier than before. All of Sta.sh Writer's tools are available, and because the journal is being created
dArp: Progress BarsThose among us who accept more than one commission at a time often like to show the progress on the single projects on their profile. What can be more handy than having pre-made progress bars by others?dArp: Progress Bars9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Below is a small selection of different progress bars you can find all over dA.
As always share your own or favourite progress bars with us, in case they are not listed here yet!
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Blue Bars by L3Moon-StudiosPixel Progress Bars [Full Set] by z-stellmaria
Progress Bars (Free) by MythicalMagic Pastel Progress Bars - Orange Set by Kazhmiran
Progress Bars PSD by Celvas Status Bar Neutral by UndeadZombiiepixel pink progress bars by puucheii
How To Photograph Your CraftsThe absolute number one cause of rejection of DD suggestions for most Artisan Craft CVs is poor photography. There is nothing worse than seeing an otherwise brilliant piece ruined by a dodgy photo. But even beyond DD acceptance, if you want to people on dA to be able to appreciate your skill you need to be able to show your work off to advantage.How To Photograph Your Crafts1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes I'll tell a self-suggester that I can't feature their work because of the quality of the photography and they'll inevitably reply, "Oh, I'll have to get a better camera."
Repeat after me: the tools never make the artist.
You don't need a $9000 sewing machine to stitch a dress, you don't need a $1000 stand mixer to bake a cake, and you similarly don't need a top of the range SLR to take a brilliant photograph. It's all in how you take the photo.
To help us understand photography concepts a little more, Fella is going to help us out. Say hi Fella!
Phishing alert. Please read and spread the word. Hello, everyone!Phishing alert. Please read and spread the word.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please, this journal and spread the word so more people can see this.
I just got a note from honey-sempai173 telling me that someone stole my art and he/she sent a link.
I clicked on it and it showed me dA login page, but a fake one. Here it is:
Have a look at looooooong weird address in the address bar:
I didn't type username nor password, 'cos it's a fraud. If you do it by mistake, someone will be able to hack your dA account.
If you by accident get this message from honey-sempai173 or any other suspicious new deviant/or the one with no artworks in their gallery, please report them and never ever type your password in the fake login page window they re-direct you to.
Real deviantart.com login page is https://www.deviantart.com/users/login (safe to click, but won't be found if you're already logged in)
And for more info, you might wanna check winehaus's journal below on How to avo
The Top Reasons for Manuscript RejectionOne of the things that the literary agency I work for does some weekends out of the year is teach seminars on query writing and the first 5 pages of manuscripts (which, basically just means the first page of the manuscript). The seminars last only a day or two, but aim to help writers improve their queries and start of their books so that they have a better chance of standing out in the ever-growing slush pile. Since I know many members of the literature community here aim to one day be published writers, I thought I would share our sheet of the top reasons for manuscript rejections. Please note: These are in no particular order.The Top Reasons for Manuscript Rejection1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Wrong genre Agents have guidelines for specific genres that they like to represent. Just like you and me, they have certain genres they love and certain genres they don't. Sometimes, it's not because of personal preference, but because they don't know the market for some books as well as other agents who are very passionate about
OC Contest ~ *DEADLINE UPDATE!*Announcement: I was discussing it with my parents earlier today and throughout the month of August, I'll be taking a trip back home with them to spend time with my family. While I will have internet access, it will be heavily limited, thus I might not be able to give out contest prizes in time. So, to remedy such a situation, I have decided to cut the deadline. I really, really don't want to do this, but I have no choice. I do not want to leave any winners waiting. So, as of 05/11/13, the new deadline for my contest is July 28, 2013.OC Contest ~ *DEADLINE UPDATE!*1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
O hai there.
In the midst of reading a chapter for my class tomorrow, I came up with the brilliant idea to hold a contest. This is my first one, so the prizes won't be spectacular, but hopefully they'll attract some interest! Your subject is none other than the titular stated gal, Magnolia, my OC:
She'll be your thoroughly unenthusiastic subject to doodle as you please. If more references are required, please