A Copyright Briefing (New Updates 3/5/13)I am not a lawyer. I do not know everything there is to know about copyright law and cannot assist you with legal matters. I have studied copyright extensively and written many DMCA Takedown Requests for myself to successfully get the illegal use of my work stopped. This article is in no way comprehensive. It does not include 100% detail on copyright laws. If you want more information or just want to browse more of my writing on copyrights, please go here.A Copyright Briefing (New Updates 3/5/13)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Copyright and "Theft"
Why sharing can be illegal.
There is quite a bit of confusion about copyright law, the DMCA, fair use, de minimus, etc. And rightly so. I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt when I come across what appears to be a "theft" issue. Even people in the United States, the home of the DMCA and one of the strongest supporters of
The 'Free' Artist's Toolbox for Digital ArtistsThe 'Free' Artist's Toolbox for Digital Artists2 weeks ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to projecteducate 's topic: The Free Digital Arts Toolbox!
Not all artists can or want to pay for expensive programs like Photoshop or PaintTool SAI, expensive hardware like Wacom Tablets, or premium stock for poses, brushes, patterns, backgrounds, etc. How is an artist wanting to work in digital media supposed to operate while keeping their finances under control? THAT is exactly what we will be discussing - and until 2014 when my own family bought me tools and programs I had wanted for a long time, I worked my digital media magic using mostly free programs, methods and resources.
Photoshop and PaintTool SAI are amazing - no doubt. But they are not the only programs available that can edit pho
deviantART, we have a problem.Problems on deviantART?deviantART, we have a problem.11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It happens to us all at some point... We find a problem. This problem could be another user, some art or a technical glitch. The types of problems are you could encounter here on deviantART could span 100 news articles, so we will just focus on the most common issues and how to get help with them.
You will, at some point, have an issue with another deviant. Just like in real life, personalities collide, heads will butt, and tempers will flare. But when does it become a problem? And how do you solve the problem?
Harassment is a serious issue. Comments made to you, even if by note, that are "extremely aggressive, insulting or otherwise extremely abusive" are not allowed. The Etiquette Policy and dA FAQ 238 makes this 100% clear. If someone is contacting you and behaving this way, the first th
Getting Noticed aka becoming *Popular*How do you get ahead on deviantART?Getting Noticed aka becoming *Popular*8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I am actually asked this question a lot. And in reality, many artists with lots of watchers are asked this question fairly frequently by both old and new deviantART members. There are actually several different ways to get attention on deviantART, but not all those ways are good and most work best when combined together. Let's look at them all individually and then discuss "best practices."
But what is "popular?"
Is being popular just a status symbol for you to make you happy? Is it an arbitrary number assigned to an inanimate object like a pageview? It is a silly symbol by your username that means virtually NOTHING to the majority of the deviantART community (and is meaningless to the rest of the internet)? There are artists out there who are called "popular" but who don't think they are popular. And there are artists out there who many wouldn't classify as "popular" but think they are the most popular thing since unde
The Super Sue OC Contest! Judging Started!I had my daughter August 1 by c-sectionThe Super Sue OC Contest! Judging Started!9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Judging has begun and some of the judges have already sent in their results! Hopefully we will have results for you in the next week! Thank you for your patience!
A :iconsignaturesenshi: and :iconsenshievolutions: Project
Ever create a Sailor Moon OC and been told, "OMG she's such a Mary Sue!!!" and then had that commenter laugh at you like a crazy person? Well, maybe they didn't laugh at you or your OC, but we have all created our own Mary Sue...
The perfect personality
Always the most beautiful
Tons of cliche attributes
Those are just a handful of some of the pitfalls many fanartists fall into when creating an OC in their fandom. Even I and Hisa (the founders of the groups sponsoring this contest) have done these things. And some people do them on purpose... Hisa created