How to get noticed on deviantARTHow to get noticed on deviantART5 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I occasionally hear people talk about how they rarely get any comments or attention on deviantART which in turn can lead to them seek out other art communities or even get a bit depressed about how their art isn't getting any attention!
Being a part of deviantART for 8 years (since 2006) I might have some tips about how you can get noticed more. Hopefully it can be of help to you but remember that there is one major ingredient you'll need in any case: PATIENCE. This is not a journal about how to get better with art, but it's about how you can become a better community member.
Without further ado, here are some of the steps I can think of right now that might help you become a better deviant:
1) Being an active member
As with pretty much any community on the internet, deviantART requires you to be an active member in order for more people
DA's Insular Taste PhenomenonIt's been quite a while since I wrote a preachy "THINK ABOUT YO' ART"-type journal, and some of my newer watchers may not know that this is a particular(ly annoying) habit of mine. This is a subject I've had on my mind for quite some time for a number of reasons, and it's recently coalesced into a semi-soluble form so here we go. (As an aside- this journal does have some recycled ideas from a previous post of mine, but obviously I hadn't really said everything I wanted to on the subject.)DA's Insular Taste Phenomenon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's no mystery that I love this website. I came in at the tail end of the pre-critique wonder years, when the internet discovered and exploited that, yes, we don't always produce the highest quality art here. There's a lot of unpleasantness directed towards DeviantArt. At RISD, I made a point to never mention that I had an account here, because of the looks of disgust I would get haha and people would think about me differently. It was
KuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!Generation of Miracles casual outfit portraitsKuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Added on November 7)
Not everyone's Teiko uniforms are ready just yet, but we wanted to get a feel of things for the proper shoot so we did this for practice. It gave us a chance to try out our wigs and makeup and junk to see what we need to improve on for our actual cosplays.
The following portraits are the full-sized versions of what was squeezed into the above banner thing
:iconhana181: Aki as Tetsuya Kuroko
We're sorry Tetsu, you have no face in your portrait!
:iconcazzu-chan: Cassie as Ryota Kise
Bringin' out the kira-kira model-kun aura!
/slightly envious of such long limbs
:icondorkydea: Myk as Tsuntaro Tsunderima Shintaro Midorima
Today's lucky item is apparently a ninja's frog wallet
:icondancingontightrope: Aruki as Daiki Aomine
In the Zooooooone
Daigo Sen / Mark as Atsushi Murasnackibara Murasakibara
DA volume 1 - DeviantART anthologyDISCLAIMER #1!: This is not an official DeviantART project and DeviantART will not be involved in making selections or in processing any royalty payments.DA volume 1 - DeviantART anthology1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have always loved anthologies. Growing up in Britain 95 percent of the comics were weekly anthologies so it has been firmly ingrained in my psyche.
I've always felt that anthologies are a good platform for experimentation, trying new ideas and styles, introducing new talent and especially good to read in the bathroom. I'll never forget the impression Heavy Metal had on me when I first saw it.
They're perfect for those moments when you've read through the 100 comics you've bought that month and realized there wasn't a single complete story in the pile.
I've recently relaunched two previously successful anthologies, A1 and MONSTER MASSACRE.
I have also been enjoy
Dirty minds see dirty images... *update at bottom*It has been said that the human mind can imagine things a lot more detailed when it has to fill in the blanks.Dirty minds see dirty images... *update at bottom*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Being shown something in plain view, our brains just process it as "something".
But when we are looking at something that is either censored, out of view, or concealed, our brains are boggled with the possibilities of what is being hidden - the imagination takes over and it can be "anything"!
That is why naughty images which are censored seem naughtier.
The off-screen monster which we can't see seems scarier.
The Christmas present which is wrapped seems more special.
With that being said...
Does that means if an image is offensive to someone, even though nothing is being shown, they are thinking more dirtier thoughts than others?
I have to admit that an image of lightly concealed female nude - using clothing or body positioning - can seem a little more erotic to me than a flat out photo of a naked woman.
So... does that mean this image of a redhea
Cleopatra in Space #1 ContestHi all! I'm running a contest that can win you a signed copy of Cleopatra in Space #1 (hardcover or paperback), signed prints, plus an original watercolor! But you have to enter on the actual site (so I can easily keep track of entries). Details below:Cleopatra in Space #1 Contest8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please feel free to share here on dA. And good luck!
100 Features #1: 1-49As promised, 100 features for all the lovely people that are taking part in my randomness, here : http://fav.me/d4mkh4f .100 Features #1: 1-493 years ago in Art Features More Like This
* Due to deviantART journal size restriction, the feature is continued here : http://sc1r0n.deviantart.com/journal/100-Features-2-50-100-280448734
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9. 10. 11.:thumb208055760: 12.Lucy by theanimeblack-white
13.Vermachtnis des Marchenkonig by Side-Real 14.The Dark Reaper by Niteshifter 15.Toadys in a Bottle by CitricLily 16.:thumb208704573:
17.Rainbow Splatter by Atea1793 18.Red Tea by Lady-Aoi-Neko 19.Cardboard Hammer-dont even ask by Lockattack93 20.:thumb279637052:
21.:thumb279409790: 22.:thumb278032334: 23.Ode to the Watch2 by DinobotLoki 24.Division by LN0110010101110011
25.Almost... by R3B3LDR4G0N 26.first dance by im-promptu 27.Sleep by xXimootoXx 28.Thneeds: The Designing by Mimint
29.Hogwarts: Next Generation 1 by ChastityRose 30.:thumb270605140: 31.death on the lake by Cougar2c 32.:thumb276222385:
33.:thumb279002214: 34.The Dead Don't Sleep by PoisonousPhotography 35.Gaara by KristenNoelle 36.Killer :D by emptymemories321
Tip of the Day: to be better than yesterdayTip of the day: I don't care to be the best. I just care to be better then I was... constantly.Tip of the Day: to be better than yesterday2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I do this kind of comparison it encourages me to focus on my artistic journey as opposed to the destination. It creates momentum and great habits.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Please be careful WHAT you SELL for POINTS!Dear members,Please be careful WHAT you SELL for POINTS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
as we all know this delicious new function has been enabled by DeviantART recently which allows you to sell content for points and keep the amazing amount of 80% of your share.
Overall this is a nice new function and we can't wait to see what you will do with it. We just want to warn you to be careful about one certain thing:
You should not sell high res files of your work for a small amount of points.
The few dimes people will spare by not having to pay shipping costs can do you badly.
There are a lot of companies, that take your dear work and print it on T- Shirts, books, posters and what not.
And in the past those companies at least had to put the efford into taking your art and retouching it. But shall you think about selling high res files for a small amount of points, greedy companies as that will have it even easier to take your art, distribute it big, and give you nothing of your share!
Companies from different countries, (especially countries
Artist tips on styleArtist tips on style2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click on the image to view a 10 minute video about how to develop your own unique style.
If you like it, let me know in the comments or share it with your friends.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Pokemon Y Friend CodeStuff I SayPokemon Y Friend Code1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Who wants to be my Pokemon friend? Here is my friend code: 1134-8239-4602 comment with yours.
Find Me Elsewhere
Stars TutorialYup yup, new tutorial from me. Link to it on my website:Stars Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll eventually make DA-compatible version of it, but that will have to wait. I can't exactly use the same kind of layout format as with my previous tutorials, as this one has waaaay too varying kinds of images to fit into a mold like that and still look good. And holy moly, that's a lot of text! Took me several hours to write! But at least I've explained things by depth, hrrmh. o_o
Indeed, I drew that image over a month ago, and I've had the all the necessary pieces of the tutorial lying around, ready to be tutorialized, ever since. But with everything else going on it had to wait. But now the tutorial is done and I'm going to have some icecream! And then it's time to draw yet another comic page...
Which leads me to this: Eeee! I can't believe the cover page for the prologue chapter got a DD! I'm so happy! I've been smiling so bad that my whole face hurts. When I lo
Tip of the Day: WorriesTip of the day: Most of your worries never happen. Time to concentrate on what u want instead of what u don't want.Tip of the Day: Worries2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creepy DeviantsCreepy Deviants1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
When your work is DECLINED WITHOUT EXPLANATION, is because it was in THE WRONG FOLDER.
Submissions which are similar will also be declined.
Index Contest Donators Affiliates News
Aleude Comisson by Rayamira halloween devil by Mundokk
Halloween by NatalieDeCorsair Laugh by CottonValent
Tip of the Day: ComparingDon't compare your life to others. See what others are doing but the best person to compare yourself to is you.Tip of the Day: Comparing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If I always compared myself to others and wanted to constantly compete or beat others, I wouldn't want to share what I know.
Everyone is on their own journey but together we can get further and faster.
Have a great Monday!
Sending positive vibes to you all
Know your origin: Some history of our craftYou know, as digital artists we have some amazing tools available to us to help bring our imaginations to life.Know your origin: Some history of our craft2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The latest graphic tablets (now affordable for most anyone,) matched with the latest high-definition screens (displaying billions of colors,) connected to the latest computers (whose size are measured in inches and not feet,) all to render work near instantaneously. It's hard to imagine that with what we have today, publishers and artists were using these same types of devices as much as 40 years ago to set type, scan images, or even draw pictures.
So if you were an artist in the late 1970's, what would it have been like?
Well, click here (or above) to watch a video to get a bit of an idea.
If that's anything to go by, straight-up drawing was still a little out of reach. But you could scan drawings, save them, view them on a screen, scale them,
Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-deadHere are some of the things that The Supreme Leader, the Dear Leader, the General, Lodestar of the 21st Century and Eternal President, Kim Jong-il has been (no joke) credited with:Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-dead3 years ago in Personal More Like This
* Even before his birth, the future leader of North Korea was triggering miracles. Official biographers say his birth in a cabin on the slopes of Baekdu Mountain in February 1942 was foretold by a swallow and heralded by a double rainbow. When he was born, a new star appeared in the night sky.
* The first time he picked up a golf club, in 1994, Kim reportedly shot a 38-under par round on North Korea's only golf course, including 11 holes-in-one. He then decided to retire from the sport for ever.
* Kim has the ability to alter the weather simply through the power of thought.
* The fledgling leader was a genius as an infant, with official North Korean biographies stating that he had learned to walk at just 3 weeks and was talking at 8 weeks.
* As a junior high school pupil in Pyongyang, he corrected and chasti
Tutorials!Tutorials!7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years I have produced a range of tutorials on artistic use of the computer. Most of them concerns rather general concepts and can hopefully give something regardless of which program you are using or even be of some interest for traditional, non-digital artists. Some examples of my art can be found in the gallery.
That said, to get the most out of these you should know that I mainly use the open-source image manipulation program GIMP. I also work a lot with the painter program MyPaint. These are both very powerful programs capable of great artistic expression. Being open-source programs, they are both legally free to download and use without any cost. They exist for many platforms, including Linux, Mac and Windows, so they are worth trying out if you haven't already.
The tutorials listed below tend are (ver
*KIARA CONTEST* Extend update! CONTEST THEME > Draw my OC Kiara in your style.*KIARA CONTEST* Extend update!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Deadline > Sep 9 th
More reference...http://fav.me/d3gph9f http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad126/nicetsukichi/DA/kiara_profile2.jpg
✙ About Kiara
Kiara is very cheerful and cute girl. She always has twin Dandelion on her head because she's flower in human form. Enjoy every sweet dishes. Singing is her special ability. Kiara can use magic with singing like healing or barrier spell.
Sweet dishes, Cute things, Flower, Lolita dress
RULES [Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Green]
✙ No hentai, No ecchi
✙ Maximum 2 entries per person
✙ Art must be your own [No using bases]
✙ Add this journal link in the description to mention the contest.
[damphyr][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Yellow]PRIZE [Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Green]
✙ First Place : 3 month premium membership + Col
Who's Hungry?Y'know what I love?Who's Hungry?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I discovered that there are deviants who also love waffles, because they've created beautiful works that feature this delicious breakfast treat. See if you can spot which are edible and which are not!
Tetris Waffles by Shadow-711
TEXAS WAFFLE by Olympia-The-Hedgehog
DA2 - Waffles by JadeRaven93
waffles by shasacanefoca
Waffles by STLcanonman
Waffle Delight by sendok
yummy waffles.. by jeffzz111
Something that was and will be again.Evil Dead TV series starring Bruce Campbell and directed/produced by Sam Raimi?Something that was and will be again.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Jump into a new journal portal!Here's a quick bit of trivia! Did you know that journals comprise about 25% of posts submitted daily? Journals are an integral part of the deviantART experience, and coming soon, they'll receive the spotlight they deserve.Jump into a new journal portal!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Introducing the new Journal portal!
A brand new look is coming to the News page.
From the Journal portal, which will be replacing the News page, you'll be able to browse, submit, or search journals and news. You'll be able to browse by Newest, Popular, and Featured (which is comprised of official deviantART news and highlights).
Journals will be visible with their skin, giving you a better context of the post.
(Hover over the screenshot below to see more!)
What happened to the old News page?
As you may recall, we teased the release of merging news, journals, blogs, and deviations in order t
The Word of KurtzI was checking the "links" section of my website, just to make sure everything was still working as I hadn't actually clicked on anything there for a while, and I found myself on the PVP website.The Word of Kurtz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"A while" was obviously "a few years". I barely recognised the strip!
Anyway; I'm not writing this to bitch about hating change (I'll save that and put it into Sequential Art), I'm writing this to relay a very good point the good Mr Kurtz made in the PVP blog:
"Everyone is kind of freaking out right now because of the Gary Friedrich case. Long story short, the guy who created Ghost Rider in 1972 sued Marvel, claiming that they never filed a copyright for his work and therefore he still owns Ghost Rider. Courts said "sit down before you fall down" and in addition slapped the guy with a $17,000 fine for selling tee shirts and posters featuring Mike Ploog Ghost Rider art at conventions.
People are considering this a warning salvo at artists who do sketches of Marvel and DC owned characters at
The Making of YOSHINARI'S LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIAFor all aspiring artists/ students who whish to work in 2D animation production, and those already in 2D animation who know little to nothing about actual 2D animation production, here is but a glimpse of what it's like. This is also a pretty brilliant program enacted by Japanese grants to nurture the talent pool for the new generation. Watch director Yoh Yoshinari (gurren Lagaan, Evangelion, FLCL) train 5 young animators at his newly founded animation company STUDIO TRIGGER (KIll LA KILL), as he guides them through the process of helping him create the first episode of the wildly popular Little Witch Academia OVA. Inspiring stuff and a true peek behind the curtain of what it's like for young artists/creatives/animators who work under a giant like Yoshinari.The Making of YOSHINARI'S LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA9 months ago in Personal More Like This