#deviant365 For 2013! Tell your friends!Hello Deviants!
We are so excited that the new year is almost upon us! On January 1st, 2013 the fun begins! Weekly tasks start flowing and we start handing out prizes!
But before the new year, we would like to get the word out that #deviant365 is up and running for 2013! Please consider sharing this journal with your friends, watchers and groups. We really want to be there for as many deviants as we can.
#deviant365 aims to bring the deviousness to the deviantART community one week at a time, 365 days a year. deviant365 is deviantART's official 365 Project where you will be provided with weekly tasks for the whole year. The aim of this is to give you motivation to participate in areas of our community that perhaps you have never experienced before, make new friends, work on your art, learn more about deviantART and enhance your experience on deviantART.
So without much more waiting, we are looking forward to the 1st and hope you a
dA Related (RED) Contest!Welcome to another deviantART Related contest!dA Related (RED) Contest!6 months ago in Official Contests More Like This
This contest is all about supporting (RED), the cause known for fighting for an AIDS free generation by 2015.
The contest is split into three (3) categories: Deviant Stamps, Journal or Gallery Skins, and DeviantIDs. Each category will have one Major Prize winner.
Create a Deviant Stamp that supports the (RED) organization.
The stamps message must support/promote (RED).
Your entry must be submitted on or after December 1st, 2012.
Your entry must be submitted into the category: Contests > 2012 > dArelated RED Contest > Devian
Did You Know? - Llama Trading, dA on TwitterDid You Know? - Llama Trading, dA on Twitter6 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Celebrating Deviousness - March 2013Celebrating Deviousness - March 20133 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Congratulations to `
Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!Back By Popular Demand!Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!5 months ago in Contests More Like This
In January of 2012, the community was challenged by `thorns to do something about their complaints on dA. Thus was born this very group! But before the group, it was just a fledgling idea on `Kneeling-Glory's account that began with a DD Suggestion Contest. The results of that contest were overwhelming. And so, under the prodding of quite a few Community Volunteers, we're going to do it again!
UPDATE: Less than 1 week in and we've already got 100 suggested DDs and 2 accepted suggestions!! Keep up the great work guys and gals. Please remember that you need to leave a link to every deviation you suggest in this journa
Week 1, 2013 at #deviant365!Hello Everyone!Week 1, 2013 at #deviant365!5 months ago in Projects More Like This
I would like to formally welcome each and every one of you to the official #deviant365 group! We have a fantastic year ahead for all of you filled with events, contests, weekly tasks and perhaps most importantly, prizes! Every week we will be posting a task that hopes to get those creative juices flowing in your mind. Sometimes they will be simple, sometimes you might have to submit art, and sometimes they might be a week long task you partake in! But in every case, we hope to make them fun!
Happy New Year, and may these tasks lead you to your greatest endeavor!
This week the task is to answer this question: What are your goals, ambitions, or artistic endeavors for the upcoming year? Comment with your idea, and two deviants who do will win a devWEAR T-Shirt of their choice!
Plus, we want you to get some exposure! Submit something new you posted on deviantART to the n
Want to Become an Alpha Tester? Now's Your Chance!Update: A massive thank you to everyone who sent in a application to be an alpha tester! Applications are now closed. Due to the volume of applications it will take a few more days to finish going through them. Users will be contacted if they are successful in getting a place, so keep an eye out! - $DEVlANTWant to Become an Alpha Tester? Now's Your Chance!3 months ago in Tech & Features More Like This
Calling all beta testers, bug lovers and feature loving deviants.
I have exciting news! #devBUG is looking for some new deviants to be Alpha Tester!
But what is an alpha tester?
An Alpha tester is a bit like a Beta tester only they get to test out new features before Beta testers do.
So, what do alpha testers get to do?
As an alpha tester you'll have the chance to talk to staff and developers about new and upcoming features, and help find and report any bugs that there may be, before it goes to beta testers or th
Celebrating Deviousness - February 2013Celebrating Deviousness - February 20134 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Congratulations to `Krissi001
Project get connected
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What is this Awesome Achievement?
How to be a devious deviant: Take TwoHow to be a devious deviant.How to be a devious deviant: Take Two1 month ago in Editorials More Like This
People read this and commented on it.
Thank you! I can't believe I got such a positive response from you guys!
I did say I was going to find time and make the actual article someday. So without rambling on forever, I present to you...
How to be a devious deviant, written by you! You are all so freaking devious!
Give a llama to your visitors.
Give points to people who have their birthdays.
Go to the toDAy site and greet the new deviants.
Greet random deviants in their comments section.
Feature deviants' art in your journal.
Shout in someone's shoutbox.
Seniority Announcements - January 2013Seniority Announcements - January 20134 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many other
dA Related CR Update: December 2012Welcome to the last deviantART Related CR Update of the year!dA Related CR Update: December 20126 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
News posted between the last CR Update and now:
Winners of the devID Spooky Make-up ContestCSS Did You Know? - November 20, 2012, November 28th, 2012, and December 4th, 2012Did You Know? - Username Changing, Llama Locking and
Dictionary Holiday 2012 EntryThis article will be dedicated to all things Holiday 2012 on deviantART. Keep an eye on this for contests, projects, events, giveaways, and deals associated with the Holidays. If you think we've missed something that you think should be included, send us a note and we'll update the article!Dictionary Holiday 2012 Entry6 months ago in Projects More Like This
$Ikue would like to remind us of the Help Desk's Holiday ClosuresHappy Holidays from #hq
The official Holiday Card Project
Troubleshooting:How to Photograph Christmas LightsTroubleshooting:How to Photograph Christmas Lights5 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
I recently read an article on Reddit that explored the best way to photography Christmas lights and it raised some interesting points. Rather than re-hash what has already been said, I've delved into a few tutorials around the web to give an overview of some hints and tips - and will link them all at the end of this article so that you can investigate for yourself.
When you take a Photograph, the camera will often over-compensate with the colours that it's trying to capture and objects that look fairly white to the naked eye don't appear so in the photo that you've taken. White Balance aims to override that. But just setting your camera to Auto White Balance and hoping for the best is not good enough...
The above shots show the same location taken firstly with auto white balance - and then secondly with the white balance set to shade. Setting Shade me
Did You Know? - Tutorials in Writer, WishlistsDid You Know? - Tutorials in Writer, Wishlists4 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Welcome to #Digitalists!Our missionWelcome to #Digitalists!3 months ago in Digital Art More Like This
#Digitalists will be your headquarters for every Digital Art related article and a source of information, education and resources regarding the genre. It is our mission that in the near future you'll be able to find everything from Daily Deviations, Project Educate articles, Monthly Newsletters, Art Features and more. Here you'll get informed of every gallery change, volunteer update, contests, activities, chat events, etc. All related to Digital Art.
Promoting your art through our favourites
The Featured folder is open for every m
A Smattering of Lit NewsFeatured Thingies (everything in this section is new, yes)A Smattering of Lit News6 months ago in Literature More Like This
May CLiterature Update
Steampunk Extravaganza - now til May 18! (And you could submit your story to UFO afterwards )
NaPo winners feature!
May Mixup Madness - deadline June 1
Title Poem contest winners
TRANSGRESSIONS - deadline May 31
Results of the Awakenings/Asleepenings contest
`raspil has a
Nom Nom #31Nom Nom is a food photography feature sharing works from the Still Life Food Gallery here on deviantART. If you have a particular 'foody' liking that you'd love to see featured then just shoot me ^Kaz-D - a note. Don't forget to show some love to the artists and fav the article if you enjoyed it!Nom Nom #314 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Thanks to *Gryffgirl for this weeks suggestion of Lemons! - If you want to suggest a Nom, just send me a note!
| Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken |
ABCs of Deviants: im-not-sanaWelcome to ABCs of Deviants! Where I interview deviants from A to Z!ABCs of Deviants: im-not-sana1 year ago in Interviews More Like This
Sana is an enthusiastic member of the community who is loved by many. She joined deviantART almost 6 years ago. She's a true inspiration for anyone who wants to be more involved around deviantART. Sana received seniority status in August last year, on top of that she alpha tests for dA over at #devBUG - which means she plays around with new features before Beta testers get to!
Now, on with the questions!
the rhythm of my heart. by `im-not-sana
First off, could you give us a brief introduction of yourself?
Well first off, I'm actually Sana I'm a Photographer by morning and a Programmer by night I study Computer Science but enjoy trying out all sorts of arts. I'm a bit socially awkward at first, but pretty awesome once you get to know me
A Note on Daily Deviation FeaturesAt ten features into my tenure as Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal Photography I am noticing a certain trend in response to abstract and surreal Daily Deviations. I shall address some of the recurring themes here, and hopefully answer some questions along the way. At this point I would like to mention that I am talking about a small and vocal minority, and I sincerely thank the overwhelming majority for supporting the featured artists and their work. You're what makes this site such a great community.A Note on Daily Deviation Features5 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
With that said, let's get to the troublesome themes I am coming across.
The "This is crap!" Argument
As an observer and a critic, you're entitled to think that something isn't very good. However, exclaiming as such on the comments of a piece of work that an artist has spent time and energy creating is not only counter-productive, but rude and insulting, especially if it's not followed up with some advice about how you think they could make their
Celebrating Deviousness - April 2013Celebrating Deviousness - April 20132 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Congratulations to `
Nom Nom #20Nom Nom #207 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Did You Know? - Browser Scripts, Notes IconsDid You Know? - Browser Scripts, Notes Icons5 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyoneGallery Makeover Project2 months ago in Community Relations 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
Stop Using Subscript in Your LitOr, Why Tiny Text Is Bad.Stop Using Subscript in Your Lit1 month ago in Literature More Like This
(FACT: It's not just because some of us have crappy vision.)
I know some of you like the effect, but here's the deal: do whatever you want on your own monitor and keep your hands off mine.
Did you know that, in Windows, holding Ctrl and moving the scroll wheel up or down changes font size? You do now, and it's not much harder to change zoom size on a Mac (I hear it is most likely cmd++ or cmd+- , cmd+0 reverts it to the original size). I know it's just as easy in Linux, anyway.
I already have my browser's text size display set to what I want, thank you very much.
Anyone who uses Word must be familiar with the concept of font size in points: 12pt Times New Roman, especially, when it comes to turning in essays for teachers. (And 13pt periods for those of you who couldn't hit that minimum page count )
Well, here's the deal: Web display doesn't work quite the same way. You can force all text to be 16
Everyday we're CV'ingAs a Community Volunteer - I do as much or as little within the community that I feel comfortable doing. We're not pressured to do this and that, we don't even have to give a Daily Deviation every day, we choose how we promote our selected galleries/chats and forums and we're not fixed to any specific rule on how much or how little we do. But I do believe that it's important to share with you just what the community volunteers do and why we do it. More importantly it's so easy to get lost on this site full of many people - and miss out on the awesome that's going on. So I'm going to share with you exactly what the latest awesome is...Everyday we're CV'ing7 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Almost every week since October last year the Community Volunteers have been working hard both independently and as part of small teams to bring You Project Educate.
Project Educate is about bringing forward art forms whether they are popular or overlooked and giving