Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday!It's our 12th Birthday!
Posted August 7th, 2012 by $Ayame-Kenoshi
Today, August 7th, 2012, marks 12 years since deviantART's creation - aka, it's our 12th birthday! In the last 12 years, we, as a community, have grown by leaps and bounds, fostered creative thought and dialogue, and submitted a lot of artwork - over 220 million deviations. It's with great honor and pleasure that we invite you to party with us as we toast to another devious year of art!
Introducing the First Ever Creative Grants Recipients!
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program - a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended, and from the over 500 applicat
Improved deviantART Integration on TwitterWe're excited to announce that we just implemented enhancements to the way deviantART links display on Twitter, giving you and your artwork more prominence and exposure!Improved deviantART Integration on Twitter1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We're always looking for ways to give artists better exposure -- both on deviantART and across the web. Not only do these changes give artists a bigger presence across Twitter by allowing them to reach a bigger audience, but they also encourage proper attribution.
(Hylian Shirt by *blo0p)
Artwork will appear larger on Twitter.Titles and descriptions of artwork are now automatically included!
Links to Profiles, Groups, Favourites, Galleries, Collections, Journals, and Sta.sh items will now display inline! When profiles are shared, it pulls in your deviantID and bio.
Tweets including deviantART links are now eligible to show up in
Celebrating Deviousness - May 2012 Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - May 20122 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `TimberClipse
Black and Blue
Macro Rainbow Flower
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
We are delighted to announce `TimberClipse as the Deviousness recipient for May 2012.
Zev's dedication to our community is without question. From developing helpful tutorials, to being a community leader in groups such as #Fella and #deviant365, you can always find him connecting with all areas of our community in order to spread hi
Celebrating Deviousness December 2012Celebrating Deviousness December 20121 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `UnicornReality
Technicolour dreamcoat unicorn
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
Introducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer! TweetIntroducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
What is Sta.sh?
What is Sta.sh?
Sta.sh is deviantART's new upload and submitting platform, home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in-between. It provides you with an area to place, organize, and perfect your artistic workings to submit to deviantART and beyond. A suite of features all in one, Sta.sh is here to make your online life a whole lot easier.
Drag & Drop, & Store
Drag and drop multiple files at one time quickly and easily. Submit immediately to deviantART, or take time to customize or enha
Celebrating Deviousness - January 2012 Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - January 20122 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `thorns
Beta Reading Tutorial
Beta Reading for Authors
Vintage Style Frame
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month
to one truly outstanding deviant.
As 2012 kicks off with fireworks around the world, we're also celebrating in style with the
latest addition to the recipients of the illustrious Deviousness Award.
Chinese Horoscope Contest- Last Call!One final week to get your submission in before the full moon of August 31st; deadline is midnight August 30th forChinese Horoscope Contest- Last Call!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART's Chinese Horoscope Contest!
Find your Chinese Animal Sign, and you've found the Gallery which needs your contribution (if you don't know your Chinese Animal Sign, please check here; you'll find three animal signs in there, primary of which is your DAY sign, but if you'd prefer, work on either your MONTH sign, or YEAR sign, or ALL THREE! You can enter this contest as many times as you'd like, but try to limit yourself to the BEST work you can do, and not the MOST work you can do ):
deviantART Honored by Online Trust AlliancedeviantART Honored by Online Trust Alliance2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
deviantART: Online Trust Alliance 2012 Award Receipient
At deviantART, we always strive to keep your user experience safe so you’re provided with an environment in which you’re comfortable to create and grow. As part of our ongoing effort to keep your user experience protected, we’ve been documenting ways to encourage awareness and ensure a safer deviantART — first in April and August of 2011, and again in January of this year.
In 2011, deviantART became a member of the Online Trust Alliance (
Site Update: Film, Sta.sh Writer ImprovementsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Film, Sta.sh Writer Improvements1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Film & Animation Improvements
Last week we launched some much-needed improvements to Film & Animation to the Beta Tester program, and the changes were so well-received that we're making them available to everyone. Here's a run-down of what's been changed.
Film Submission Through Sta.sh
Sta.sh is now properly equipped to support film submissions! Sta.sh can now store and submit film files the same way other filetypes can be stored and submitted.
Learn how to submit Film to deviantART.
Improved DMCA Reporting SystemImproved DMCA Reporting System1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Hello, deviants! In an effort to keep the community informed and to provide the best possible experience for our members, we wanted to inform you of changes to our reporting system.
DeviantART is dedicated to protecting our artists, and in an effort to be able to more quickly handle complaints by deviants who have had their rights infringed on, we have changed the way we receive complaints from the artist or the copyright holder.
In the past, we took reports by the copyright holder in two different ways: An informal report via the Report Violation tool and a formal complaint via contacting the Help Desk. While both of these methods were effective, they presented many setbacks.
The informal report did not gather all the necessary information for a formal copyright complaint and was prone to misuse by well-meaning deviants who would attempt to report images they did not own the copyright to
Site Update: New Mobile Site for Beta TestersIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: New Mobile Site for Beta Testers2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
New deviantART Mobile Site (Beta Testers Only)
One of the most common requests from the community has been to update deviantART's mobile site. By popular demand, we just launched a brand new version of the mobile site to Beta Testers! The new site is compatible with mobile browsers on the iPhone and Android phones and we'd love to hear your feedback!
Try the new mobi
PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the LegendDaily Deviations, or DDs . . . for some deviants, receiving one is the epitome of awesomesauce in the deviantART world. For others, they are a nice way to show off the work of lesser-known artists. Still others treat them as a special way to bring attention to great art that exemplifies works being done by a particular gallery or community.PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the Legend2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Perhaps because there are so many different ways of conceptualizing DDs, there are also many myths and misconceptions. I would like to address some of those myths by responding to the ones most frequently heard. Please note that these opinions are mine and reflect my experiences with the photomanipulation community, but perhaps they will be informative nevertheless.
Myth 1: DDs should always be perfect.
To many of us, the ideal Daily Deviation goes to an artist with amazing talent whose work draws you in and makes you think, "Wow, everyone needs to see this!" A DD should move you, inspire you, and provoke you to think, b
Keep Calm And Comic-ConKeep Calm And Comic-Con2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Keep Calm And Comic-Con
Wed Aug 8, 2012 by techgnotic
This year was especially important to me personally and was a milestone of sorts on
multiple levels and for deviantART as a whole. Many of the reasons why will become clear
over the next few months as announcements are made and new ideas are shared with everyone
in the community.
s the multi dimensional, pop fueled, color exploded dream like haze that was Comic-Con begins
to fully dim and fade from accurate remembrance, I can’t shake the feeling that this year was s
Site Update: Refunds, Sneak Peek of More Like ThisIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Refunds, Sneak Peek of More Like This2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Request Refunds for Premium Content
DeviantART's Premium Content Platform, which provides the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings, now gives buyers the ability to request refunds. If a member purchases a download from a seller and they are unhappy with the purchase, they may request a refund. The seller can then approve or deny the refund.
Everyone makes mistakes — it's
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
Presenting: Community VolunteersA BRIEF OVERVIEWPresenting: Community Volunteers3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the years, we've been proud to offer the opportunity to volunteer with deviantART. We believe that our volunteers play a crucial role in helping our community develop and grow in positive ways.
The Gallery Moderator (previously known as Gallery Director) and Message Network Admin (MN@) teams have become a much loved and appreciated role, with many volunteers proudly detailing their experience in applications to enter into successful careers with companies who all recognise the value of volunteering in such a vibrant and eclectic community. Did you know that some of our now full time Staff were once volunteers? fourteenthstar, Moonbeam13, pachunka, aunjuli, y2jenn, damphyr, Tachy-on, dxd and Ikue all volunteered in various roles -- and we are all very proud of that fact!
Over the past few months, we've been taking a close look at the volunteer experience -- what's worked, what hasn't worked a
Update: Fair Exposure and Popular Browse Fair Exposure and miscategorizationUpdate: Fair Exposure and Popular Browse2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
On January 24th, 2012, we released an hq journal regarding Popular results for Browse. In this journal, we described Fair Exposure -- deviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results. Fair Exposure's goal is to showcase the most popular deviations in a variety of styles, genres, and art forms, without bias towards a particular topic.
Since the release of our Fair Exposure announcement, especially in the last handful of weeks, we've noticed a concerted, dedicated effort made by deviants, or groups of deviants, to specifically beat (or "game") the system. Deviations have been intentionally miscategorized in hopes of having them appear "higher" in Popular results. This has, rightfully so, resulted in complaints from deviants who submit to deviantART in a fair and honest manner.
Celebrating Deviousness - December 2011 Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - December 20112 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `Pixel-Spotlight
Forest Fae II
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally
handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
`Pixel-Spotlight's dedication to constantly improving is evident in her
gallery which contains stunning photography, behind the scenes details, and snapshots of
works in progress to help other deviants develop their own artistic skills.
Who is `Pixel-Spotlight?
`Pixel-Spotlight is a risin
Pimps and Whoas - August 15, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - August 15, 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Announcing our Creative Grants recipients
Keep Calm and Comic-Con
Site Update Sta.sh Visual Refresh
"FAQ Revamp Underway
FAQ Revamp Project Update pt2
Pimps and Whoas - August 1, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - August 1, 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Upgrades to Quarterly Check Payments
Celebrating Deviousness - August 2012
We need your Opinions about the Artisan Crafts Galleries!
Stock and Resources Policy Clarification
Announcing our Creative Grants recipients!Congratulations to our first-ever Creative Grants recipients!Announcing our Creative Grants recipients!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We're proud to announce that this round's Creative Grants recipients have been chosen! Our Creative Grants Board, comprised of Mollinda, RockstarVanity, and vayabobo, diligently reviewed the applications, and from their top choices, we have determined this round's recipients. What better day to announce these projects than on deviantART's big 12th birthday celebration?
These talented artists are passionate about their projects, and they've already accomplished so much in their communities without outside funding. We can't wait to see how they flourish after receiving their Creative Grants!
Full Moon Art Appreciation
By dogsofeternity from Dallas, TX
Austin Craver, aka dogsofeternity, has been running an art gallery space in Texas for t
DeviantART birthday subscription contest!-OVER-EDIT: Contest is over! Thanks so much to all those who participated.DeviantART birthday subscription contest!-OVER-2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Our winner is raiGfx08! Congrats, and I hope you enjoy your three months of membership.
So, as many people are aware, deviantART's birthday is coming up! To celebrate I'm going to run a little raffle contest to win a three month subscription! Here's how it's going to work:
How to enter!
1. Fave this journal.
2. Comment on why you want a subscription.
Yep, it's that easy!
How will winners be chosen ?
Winners will be chosen using a random number generator and the numbers from the faves list.
When will I receive my prize if I win?
This contest will end on August Seventh at midnight Pacific Standard Time. You will receive your prize on the eighth.
I would like to donate more subscription prizes to this contest, how can I do this?
Please note me or comment on this journal if you would like to donate more subscriptions to this contest. Here's the prices of the different subscription levels for reference:
Site Update: New Share ButtonsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: New Share Buttons2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
New Share Buttons: Pinterest and Google+
We've added two more share buttons to deviation pages! This was a popular request, both in comments from members here on deviantART as well as on deviantART's Google+ Page, and so we've be adding buttons that allow you to share on Google+ and Pinterest, in addition to the share tools that are already in place.
As with the other sha
The 5th Annual Bolt Award 5th Annual Bolt AwardThe 5th Annual Bolt Award3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Bolt Award is an accolade that recognizes an individual's significant contributions to deviantART. The Award celebrates such contributions and brings to light the exemplary work performed by its recipient.
In 2007, the first recipient was none other than the award's namesake, Chris Bolt ($chris), and in 2008 we saw Heidi Chambers ($Heidi) presented with the well deserved honor.
In 2009, the Bolt Award went to the pixel perfect Stanley Sy ($starvingartist) who then passed this on to Simon Murray ($pachunka) during our 10th Birthday Celebrations in 2010.
This year, we are deeply honoured to announce that