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 Buttons3 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
Colour challenge 2 !!!Colour challenge 2 !!!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys here is new challenge 2for everyone !! You can use traditional or digital media ,its your choice :3 colors are entirely up to you .Imagination has no limits!!
Just color this picture
When you upload your finished work CREDIT ME LIKE THIS :iconryky: or like this
And i will see this ! or you can send me a note with subject: Challenge
every works i feaure in big journal .
I cant wait to see your finished work
Have a fun!!!
Steve Jobs [ 1955–2011 ]Steven Paul Jobs, co-founder, chairman and former chief executive of Apple Inc., has passed away today. http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/Steve Jobs [ 1955–2011 ]4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know t
Premium Content PlatformDeviantART is proud to announce our Premium Content Platform — providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. The Premium Content Platform allows deviants to buy and sell digital goods for immediate download and use. Sellers are able to charge a little and sell a lot, and take advantage of the easy-to-use Points currency for digital downloads. Buyers get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.Premium Content Platform3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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What is the Premium Content Platform?
The Premium Content Platform is a way for deviants to easily sell and buy digital content. The Platform is based on digital downloads, which removes all of the issues brought about by phy
Site Update: Group Comment Messages, Group WidgetsIn 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: Group Comment Messages, Group Widgets3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Group Journal Comment Messages for Admins
Over the past few months, many members have been asking to bring back the feature where Group admins receive Message Center notifications when members comment on their Groups' journals. This week, we brought back this functionality and messages will now be appearing for all new comments.
Group journal messages will appear for all users who have administrative powers over that Group's journal. For example, if the "Contributors" admin class is set to 'Can
New deviantART ThumbnailsHey folks!New deviantART Thumbnails3 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
Introducing Improved CollectionsIntroducing Improved Collections7 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Giving curators the recognition they deserve.
With the launch of the Watch Feed, you can also now watch Collections made by other deviants. Collections are surfaced through the Watch Feed, creating a new way to discover and expose artwork on DeviantArt. Collections have been given additional exposure by appearing on deviation pages as well as tag pages.
“I am loving Collections as well. I am proud of my Collections and am glad they will finally be getting notice. And it also gives more exposure to the artists as this is more viral in nature than simply faving something then making an art feature journal to share it with others.” —GillianIvy
When you watch someone, you’ll automatically be watching all of their Collections — but you can also choose to enable or disable watching Collections on a deviant
Community Operations Newsletter - June 2014In this, the first of a new, regular newsletter, I'd like to take a moment to give you an overview of the Community Operations department.Community Operations Newsletter - June 201411 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART's Community Operations Department encompasses the Help Desk and the Copyright and Etiquette Administration (CEA) teams. These teams are dedicated to providing a high level of support within the community via our help desk portal as well as what we call the "Moderation Desk", which is where all of the deviations that have been reported as being unsuitable or in violation of our policies, await review from a member of staff.
Community Operations Staff are spread out across the globe on a mix of many time zones. Some work from a physical office in deviantART HQ in Los Angeles, some work from their homes in America, Canada, Bahamas, Germany and the UK. This may not sound like a real job, but like any employment, there are clearly laid out roles and responsibilities as well as continuous supervision to ensure that people are meeting expectati
Good NewsI'm excited to let you know that Autodesk, Inc. has made an investment in deviantART and that one of Autodesk's top executives, Samir Hanna, Vice President of the Autodesk Consumer Group, will become an observer on the deviantART Board of Directors.Good News2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Autodesk has over 30 years of history in helping designers create amazing things. You may know Autodesk for apps like SketchBook and Pixlr for drawing, illustration, and image editing, or for software like 3ds Max and Maya, which are used by the top film and game studios around the world to create fantastically realistic 3D characters, environments, and effects. Amazing fact: the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects use Autodesk software. Autodesk is also known for engineering software like AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit, which has been used to design some of the world’s tallest buildings, longest bridges, and most incredible machines.
With the investment we plan to improve deviantART at a faster pace than we coul
Introducing the New Today PageIntroducing the New Today Page7 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Welcome to Today on DeviantArt.
The Today page is the place to start your day. It's the pulse of the DeviantArt community. When art-related news happens around the world, deviant artists are among the first to respond in the most evocative ways possible. We're proud to unveil the Today page — the new human and dynamically powered newspaper for the community that reflects the stories inside of DeviantArt as they pertain to art, fandom, pop culture, and world culture.
Designed to showcase a variety of content — including editorial pieces, Journals, contests, and even deviants new to the site, the Today page reflects the undercurrent of what's happening now — both online and off.
“The new Today page is impressive. It's certainly much more dynamic and engaging now than it ever was.” —thetaoofchaos
New Content Daily
Throughout each day, the Today page updates with
Introducing TagsIntroducing Tags7 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Discover more of your favorite topics.
Tags create landing pages around topics — making it easier to discover related artwork, bringing together artists and art appreciators, and forming communities around common interests. As DeviantArt grows and creates new ways to discover great content, we believe tags will play an important role in better surfacing artwork.
Tag Deviations, Collections, and Status Updates
You now have the ability to tag your deviations and Collections. Tags added to your deviations will be publicly viewable — this is a change from the previous use of keywords, which were private. Visitors can learn about your work by viewing how you tagged it, and can find more works by you and other deviants based on tags. Tags can also be used in comments, Status Updates, Journals, and Collections.
Tagging your deviations and Collections will improve their visibility across the
My first own Contest - 1th Round (Please join. :3) This Journal is about my first own ContestMy first own Contest - 1th Round (Please join. :3)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fist, thanks to everybody who gave or donate some prices for the winners of this Cotest. :3
You can see them all in one of the Custom-Boxes on my page. :') Thank you.
Everybody can join, no matter if you draw digital or traditional.
If you want to join, write a Journal with something like 'Marlih makes a contest - look here [Link to this Journal]' - or something like that
Post the link to your Journal here.
there will be 2 Rounds, the Artists of pictures I like the most will come into the second round.
there will be 3 winners.
You are not allowes to use linearts!
You have to draw a new Picture, no picture that already exist.
First Round [Star!]
[Bullet; Blue] TO-DO [Bullet; Blue]
- You have to draw one one or both of the following Charakters:
Akio, Female Cat
Ewok, Male Cat :thumb32696
The Stars of dAr - `Mirz123The Stars of dAr is a series where I interview one member of the deviantART Related (dAr) community each time, about personal and dA related matters. For today we have Mirz123! She creates fantasic stamps, sometimes fun and silly, but also often with an important and profound message, and always in her recognisable style. She's also an enthusiastic community member in many aspects, and can be found in many corners of the community. But enough about her from me - I'll hand the floor to Mirz herselfThe Stars of dAr - `Mirz1233 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hi Mirz123, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed
- Please tell us something about yourself!
By day I'm a mom who works as a secretary. By night, I don a cape and create emoticons, stamps, and write Lit. Though, looking at my gallery stats, I'm most-known for my stamps.
- Some people may be reading this article
Introducing the New NavigationIntroducing the New Navigation7 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Explore the full range of DeviantArt.
With better organization and improved structure, our new navigation creates a more streamlined site experience. Features like Today, Undiscovered, and What’s Hot have been given more prominence, while the More menu is now easily accessible with its simplified, new look. The addition of infinite scroll on Daily Deviations allows you to quickly discover even more hand-selected deviations. This all adds up to more control over what you use most and makes it easier to discover great artists and their art.
The More menu, which was previously available next to the DeviantArt logo, has been better organized and moved to a more prominent and convenient location. This change was based on community feedback that its previous placement was hard to find, and its contents overwhelming.
Your DeviantArt homepage
400 watchersHi everyone! I have just reached 400 watchers and I made this feature to thank you all! I'm so grateful, your support means really a lot to me! Each picture is taken from new watchers' galleries.400 watchers5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Toothless by wibs26 Pixel by Bakura-sama Koira & Nemea by Anaryo Things we lost by zenrha Set You Free by shaerrilynn
Al'ladar by James-Silverwolf Concrete Angles by neice1176 WIP by ScreamintotheStar Jack bust by Aymea Frozen Inside by Sabinalibertad
Armored Dragon by rhythmic-art Show me yer teeth by Shadow-Arcanist MG 7597 by AkaSling His Dahlia final by BluejayBandit Justin by DrachenGarnet
Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup by 8Ryuu8 Okami by IgnisFlawa Don't be silly by DemonWase Nessa AT by Dragea Wolf doodle by Excalibur85
Barnard 34 by Ragemoon Dreamcatcher by mittenstheninjakitty Archipelag with seagulls and tiny foam islands by InkScaled Dragon!Finland by Volverinka Saftey First by Alyak1
Keeper Of The Paws by BrianJMurphy Woodpecker by VolpeBianca22 Isvana :comission: by Nawome Maned Dragon by rainpeltkitty Hinata x Yui by Madin456
Up to the light by Tir-Goldeness Tiko headshot by LauraDragongirl A Wild Dragon Appeared! Let's Make it a New OC! by JewelsWings Nyla Versage by 13black-light-dragon It's a new day by thelittlekatze
Flygon by Starfighter-Suicune :thumb46518291
The Price Cap For Commissions Has Been Raised!One of the most common requests we received upon launching Commissions was to raise the price cap to make it higher than 4,000 Points. As of today, the price limit when setting up Commissions has been raised from 4,000 Points to 8,000 Points.The Price Cap For Commissions Has Been Raised!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We're excited to see the increased usage of the Commissions platform and the wide variety of work that artists have been offering. With this increased limit, we're hoping to give artists more flexibility with the types of Commissions they offer, and more importantly, allow artists to earn more for their high-quality creations!
Promoted Deviations and JournalsTable of ContentsPromoted Deviations and Journals2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
What is Promoted?Where does Promoted come from?Who sees Promoted?How often will Promoted be seen?Can deviants remove Promoted messages from their Message Centers?Can deviants opt out of receiving Promoted?Can deviants opt out of receiving Hot Topics or Contest Announcements?
What is Promoted?
The New Sta.sh Writer is Here!Hi FolksThe New Sta.sh Writer is Here!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you've used the awesome new Sta.sh that was released recently, then you may have noticed a big button on in the top right saying that Sta.Sh Writer is coming soon
Well, I'm happy to say, that 'Soon' is now!
What is this Sta.sh Writer?
Sta.sh Writer is a new tool that unifies the way content is submitted.
It allows you to write journals, news, and literature deviations all from one place!
Plus Sta.sh Writer has a helpful WYSIWYG so you can insert links and show deviations without having to type out long winded code
Adding deviations into Sta.sh Writer couldn't be easier, simply drag and drop from your Sta.sh, favourites, gallery or search using the side panel.
You can even adjust the size if the thumb using the pencil tool in the corner of each image, it's that simple!
Get started at Sta.sh/Writer
- READ PLEASE - about the hacking thingEDIT: creowl did it with catb0at together :3- READ PLEASE - about the hacking thing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i think everyone was pretty confused about all the stuff that happened, if you're still, i' explain things here
so i got hacked by a girl named kitboats (which isnt a secret anymore either, so i can say it).
first, creowl has posted a journal that herself hacked me, but that wasn't true
creowl got hacked too, i dont know if the journal by her was written before or after the hack, so i dont know if she or the hacker wrote it
by the way, shes still on dA so good luck searching.
kitboats wasnt hacked, she told me on skype by herself that she hacked me.
but she won't tell the reason, which i think is very cowardly :/ whyever.
sooO i got my account back, thanks to the awesome dA-staff who helped me!
all my (fucking 26k) points are still there and im damn glad haha so greedy XD
okay, i'm reuploading the most of the art again, because the hacker stored everything, so be warned of art spam : D
im glad, that i can upload all my art that i dre
Art4Love and more scam sitesI think you heard about the scam artist Chad Love Liberman who sells stolen artwork for huge prices. Many people posted news and journals:Art4Love and more scam sites4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You can see some links and affected artists here
Even his books are stolen.
He has 3 websites known:
art4love.com (down, use IP 18.104.22.168)
markyourspot.com (not down but 404 error)
michaelperezgallery.com (up and running)
Luckily other people are waking up too, even his close
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 muro3 years 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.
Why you feature stolen work?!?!Lately there seem to have been a few myths flying around in particular with regards to how we as Community Volunteers, give Daily Deviations. Many people seem to think that we sit at our desks in dark little rooms and let out evil laughter whilst we purposefully feature stolen work. The dark rooms and laughter - well I can't say yes or no on that one! But I can promise you it's not our intent to give exposure to people who have stolen work. I recently featured a piece of work that turned out to be stolen. However I went into extensive conversations with the artist before I featured it, and with added metadata and dates, it's difficult to know where to draw the line. I've given people the benefit of the doubt before - and it's worked out nicely as their work has been legitimate. Below are some comments I have seen being thrown around the past few days - and hopefully an attempt to bust the myth.Why you feature stolen work?!?!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"I thought at least that you people would check to make sure the work was the
The News Section And How to Use ItLately it has come to my attention that more and more people are using the News section of deviantART, but for the wrong reasons. So today, we're going to go through a rundown of what the news section is and how to use it properly.The News Section And How to Use It4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"News can be defined as the presentation of a report on recent or new events in a newspaper or other periodical or on radio or television. or in our case substitute radio and TV for internet, or we can boldly go one step further and discuss what exactly news is on deviantART.
Is what you are posting informational and of value to the community at large?
Is it something that will interest a good cross section of the community?
Or is it something better suited to a journal since it is about you personally?"
Here is a quick look into what the five most common news types are here on deviantART.
Example A - The Informative (That's what this article is!)
Like the title states, informati