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
Site Update: Film, Sta.sh Writer, deviantART muroIn 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, deviantART muro1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Film Improvements (Beta Testers Only)
We've made two major changes to film on deviantART! First, film is now fully compatible with Sta.sh and the Sta.sh submission process, allowing you to store and post film deviations directly from your Sta.sh. Secondly, the film player has been overhauled, and the film deviation page has been updated and rebuilt to match the same layout other deviations have, for consistency, ease of use, and better overall appearance.
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
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 Twitter10 months 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
Official Birthday Card ContestOfficial Birthday Card Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Birthday Card Contest
CELEBRATE by =akrasiel deviantART is celebrating its 12th birthday on the 7th August and what better way to celebrate with a card from its awesome members?!
This is where you guys come in!
Make a card!
It is up to you to make a card celebrating dA's 12th birthday! You can use any medium for this, the more creative the better!
If you are into Artisan Crafts you could try your hand at papercutting, or add some little handmade charms to your card.
Mini Birthday Gift Sets by *claremansonWe have a Hulk! by *LittleGreenFrogButterfly Card by ~Himmapaangreeting card by ~megatron73
If you are into Traditional Art you could scratchboard a card, or try a collage or even mix t
Announcing the deviantART Creative GrantsAnnouncing the deviantART Creative GrantsAnnouncing the deviantART Creative Grants2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
At deviantART, we have spent the past 11 years building a place where artists can share and discuss their work and get inspired by the work of their contemporaries. A noble cause, for certain, but we would like to be so much more to our beloved community of brilliant creatives. Starting today, deviantART will also be a means of inspiration in an entirely new way with financial support for art.
On 3 month cycles, deviantART will accept applications from artists seeking to fund art-related projects. A panel called the Creative Grants Board will pick those projects that they believe will benefit particularly from a Grant and give those artists the support they need to make it happen. The lucky few who are chosen to receive Grants will also be given a beautiful accolade on their deviantART Profile Page to celebrate their succes
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyoneGallery Makeover Project9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples. While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational. What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity. While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree. That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma
Art History Project- September is Literature! 30/08/12: Almost ready to launch! Alongside this month, ^GrimFace242 is conducting a series of cheeky lit interviews for Art History, so keep an eye out for what he uncovers!Art History Project- September is Literature!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
There are still lots of slots for people to submit articles too! Don't forget, we can have more than one article on the same day! Please get those proposals in! Who is your favourite author? What Book/Poem has had the most influence on you? Bring it on!
24/08/12: Hey guys, we're still looking to fill this up nice and meaty! Don't forget, the articles don't have to be as in depth as some of you are thinking and can be about specific authors, styles or even something different such as interviews or chat event (get your lit group involved!).
If you're not sure about your idea, please still send it in, we have a wonderful crack commando unit who are helping for crimes they didn't commit in the backroom. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, you can use this team!
Also, those who
Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation?DDs: The deviantART definitionCommunity Voices: What is a Daily Deviation?1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, as the title says, What in the world IS a Daily Deviation (DD), anyway?
You know what deviantART says about it, right? Under :faq61: it says:
A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large.
That says nothing about a DD being a perfect specimen of art-- in fact, it doesn't even use the word "art" at all. Basically, as CVs, when we are giving a DD, we are doing so because we think the image is interesting and well-done and deserves your attention. It may be technically exquisite. It may be technically quite good but exceptionally thought-provoking. It may be exceedingly creative. It may be all of these things! Above all else, it should stand out in some way from others in that medium or gallery.
Keep Calm And Comic-ConKeep Calm And Comic-Con1 year 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
Pimps and Whoas - July 19, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - July 19, 20121 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Premium Content Platform
Site Update Bug Fixes and Feedback Discussion
Site Update Premium Content Platform
Comic Con - Day 4 (previous three days linked at the bottom of the journal entry for Day 4)
DT 2012 - Baguette meet at Breadlands
Community Relations News - January + February 2012>Community Relations News - January + February 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Daily Deviations
2. Bi-weekly Critique Nights
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History
9. News from the Galleries
1. Daily Deviations
Recently, I announced changes to Daily Deviations in this journal and I'm happy to say that the response has been favorable. To review, we have made the following changes:
a> The "3-month rule" is now the "6-month rule" meaning an artist cannot receive another DD if they have had one in the last 6 months.
b> Daily Deviation selectors are limited to a maximum of one selection per day. This has been put in place to focus on quality vs quantity.
The hard-coding of these new guidelines is now in place (special thanks to $ZombieCoder for that ).
These changes are part of an ongoing initiative to better our Dai
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 - January 2013Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - January 20131 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `JoseFelipeM
Sta.sh Writer Tutorial
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.
Missy as a Kitty
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 Legend1 year 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
Welcoming FIVE Volunteers to the team!Please join me in welcoming five deviants to the Community Volunteer team in a wide variety of areas! We're even welcoming back a few as well!Welcoming FIVE Volunteers to the team!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Chats & Forums
More Improvements to More Like ThisBack in August we launched More Like This to Beta, and after taking in your feedback, we made some improvements, which we're pleased to say were met with positive response! Today, we're bringing you even more improvements, both to More Like This results and your browsing experience!More Improvements to More Like This1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The quality of More Like This results has been improved on once again!
We've improved the Full View mode by making the description area taller for easier reading. We've also added a More Like This button, so you can easily view more of any results you enjoy.
From the More Like This results page, you can now click on the art you used to find results, then easily browse through that artwork that's like it, either by using
Love the Stache!Hi everyoneLove the Stache!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Movember is quickly coming to a close and the shave-off events are eagerly awaited by our Mo'Bros who have suffered through all sorts of mo-mishaps over the last 28 days. For those of you that have participated, I thank you and ask you to make the last two days really count and reach out to your friends and families for those last minute donations.
For the rest of you, I am making this final push on behalf of all of the deviantART Sta.sh teams to request that you reach into your pockets and make a donation, regardless of how big or small, to the Movember effort. I realize how hard this may be considering you're likely broke after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but should you find a dollar or two - we would greatly appreciate your donation
The amount isn’t important, every little bit helps Movember continue its funding of world-class programs. If you want to know more about what you’ll be helping to fund, you can visit
Hot off the Press - Our Vector CV is in Print!In case you haven't heard already, `ChewedKandi - our dedicated and definitely awesome Vector Community Volunteer has been working hard with Adobe! The result? Her book has JUST been published!Hot off the Press - Our Vector CV is in Print!11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But that's not all - the book involves 30 emerging artists within the Vector Community and most of them are from deviantART! The book explores their work, their inspirations and some tutorial projects that will help those looking to learn a bit more. Whether or not you're seriously into Vector doesn't actually matter, because this beautiful showcase of works has something for everybody.
Huge congratulations to *shiropanda ~TraceLandVectorie03 =Asher-Bee `CrisVector ~Helbetico *BreeLeman ~Zzanthia *CQcat ~ivan-bliznak `j3concepts ~dimary ~lounge-acting *ChasingArtwork *grelin-machin ~roberlan ~FlowisKing ~Ryannzha ~cronobreaker ~lanitta ~rafahu ~shoelesspeacock *ssst *NaBHaN ~crowded-teeth :devlim
Pimps and Whoas - September 27, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - September 27, 20121 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Supercharge Your Profile Like the Masters
Have You Met Zee Captain
Site Update: Film, Sta.sh Writer Improvements
Hot Off the Press: Mythical Creatures Finalists
We have our own dA Project Folder
Site Update: Thumb Grid to Beta, Redraw ButtonIn 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: Thumb Grid to Beta, Redraw Button1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For Beta Testers: Thumb Grid!
Back in April we launched the new deviantART thumbnails to the Beta Testers. Over the last few months we've received a great deal of feedback from the community. We're always working to ensure that we put out products that are best for our community, and so today we'd like to announce some new options being added to these thumbnails to give you the best browsing experience.
Celebrating Deviousness - April 2013Celebrating Deviousness - April 20138 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `
More Like This - BetaDeviantART is proud to announce two major improvements to the way you browse and discover artwork on the site. And as Beta Testers, we’d like you to be the first to give these new enhancements a test drive!More Like This - Beta1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Update: Based on user feedback, we've made various changes to More Like This, which you can check out here!
More Like This Beta
Search deviantART using Art
More Like This is deviantART’s newest content discovery tool – enabling you to find similar, relevant deviations, artists, and collections to a chosen deviation.
With More Like This, you can:
Discover Related Art:
More Like This is not image recognition software. Instead, it looks at where an image exists on the deviantART social graph and finds deviations that are nearby. This means that members of the devian
MovemberAbout MovemberMovember1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to ed
People + Portraits Photography Talent Spotlight`Kendra-Paige has been on deviantART for over eight years now and has made a strong mark on the people and portraits gallery especially with her fashion work. Her kit consists of a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon EF 85mm 1.2L II lens using various other lenses and focal lengths but repeatedly gravitating towards the 85mm. She uses a combination of lightroom and photoshop to post-process her work although she keeps her editing as minimal as possible as she doesn't enjoy the post-processing bit of photography!People + Portraits Photography Talent Spotlight1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Why did you choose people as a photographical interest?
I have always found people to be fascinating, and I have a particular interest in expressions and eyes. The eyes tend to be the focal point in a lot of my work, and typically dictate the image. Aside from this, it’s the collaborative effort that I enjoy in portraiture. When you take images of animals and nature, there is only so much control you have with the subject - a lot of it is luck