Art-for-Artists Project Stopped by dA TermsHello Deviants,
A few people may have already noticed that yesterday my commission widgets were removed by the dA Staff. This was due to the fact that this project actually violated some terms and conditions. This was unknown to me as well as a few others that I had checked with. I was sent a note to clarify what went on, and asked for permission to share it with you today to clarify any issues.
I'm noting you today regarding your use of the Commissions widget.
While we understand and appreciate your desire to help your fellow artists with a charitable project of this type, unfortunately taking donations via the Commissions system is not a permissible usage of the widget. While your intentions were valid, unfortunately allowing such usage would open us up to many other areas of abuse by those with less noble intentions.
As a result of this, the commission purchases have been refunded to the original buyers and the funds removed fro
You Watchin'? Check in - Watcher Thank Yous+PointsHello Deviants!You Watchin'? Check in - Watcher Thank Yous+Points2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So it's 2013, and so far, I have not posted anything for the new year. Eh... perhaps you're happy about that, or perhaps, you're feeling that I wasn't festive enough... So let's be festive. Deviant style.
I would like to thank a few of my watchers for watching me and making 2013 a year to remember. So I will randomly be giving out:
5 Selection features (I will choose a selection from your gallery to feature)
All you have to do:
Fave this journal
Comment with your favorite PLZ account, emote, or write something fun
This also doubles as my watcher-check in. I feel like this is more fun than just a boring poll [Shrug]
Happy new year deviants!
Chat Events Calendar farand's Fun and ThumbShare - Movember Event in :#communityrelations:Chat Events Calendar3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time: 2 - 3pm PST Meet 'N Greet Chat With the Lit CVs in :#crliterature: Sunday, June 8th at 12:01 PM (PDT)
Sketchmatch in :#communityrelations:
Wednesday, Nov. 13th - 7:00 PM PDT (click to see your local time)
Want to see a particular event run? Want to help out? Note communityrelations with your thoughts and ideas!
Feedback For Favorites ContestFeedback For Favorites Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Created for thorns' Complaint Challenge.
Feedback Generated As Of February 1st: 4,085
The +Fav and Run Phenomenon.
Have you ever received Favorites on your deviations, but did not receive any comments or critiques? Have you added a user's work to your Favorites, but never left them any comments or feedback on those pieces? Many would agree that while views and favorites are great, that comments and critiques are the most valuable. This contest aims to fill that void, by giving deviants a chance to return to the artwork they collected and provide feedback for it.
To leave Comments, Feedback, and Critiques on Deviations in your Favorites Collection.
Go through your Favorites Gallery, and comment on the deviations you find there that you did not leave a comment on. You may also
Holiday Art Cheer - Win Stuff!Hello Everyone,Holiday Art Cheer - Win Stuff!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As part of the holidays I would like to offer some of my time to you.
I am offering below a chance for you, your friends, and anyone else who sees this blog a chance to win some stuff!
Comment + Fave
1. Fave this journal
2. Comment on this journal with a link to 1 piece of art (yours or a friends')
3. I will comment on that piece of art!
In addition, I will feature some of the art in a journal!
Fave Me/Watch Me
If you fave any of my deviations or add me to your devWatch over the next few days, I will randomly select one person to receive 100
SavageFrog got 100 points
Happy Holidays Everyone!
The Internet is a Better Place - FeatureAs much as adults and children complain or worry about online dangers, many people forget what makes the internet amazing... What makes this an amazing place. Why I am so thankful that I have finished another year with this amazing community.The Internet is a Better Place - Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There is no race.
There is kindness from afar.
Age does not affect who you are.
Language is not a barrier.
Religion does not change who you are.
Your looks do not affect someone
Celebrating Deviousness - January 2013Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - January 20132 years 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
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
Deviousness Award Interview with TimberClipseWhat is this Awesome Achievement?Deviousness Award Interview with TimberClipse3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out
on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
The Deviousness Award for May 2012 goes to TimberClipse.
Get to know more about Zev with this interview.
First things first, who is Zev? As an artist and a member of deviantART?
Who am I? That's a good question! I am 16, finishing up my junior year in high school and a lover of film and video. I have been on about 50 film sets in the last two years working on a different array of jobs from production assistant (PA) to key grip, gaffer, director of photography (DP), and editor. My passion is to continue on sets like
**UPDATE #5** - GOAL REACHED WE HAVE 63,600 POINTSPlease this Journal so everyone can see it!**UPDATE #5** - GOAL REACHED WE HAVE 63,600 POINTS2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
WE DID IT!
Wow, I didn't expect Update #5 to come out the day after Update #4!
Just yesterday, I posted -UPDATE #4- PLEASE READ 75% COMPLETE 100PM PROJECT. As the title states, we were 75% into the project. In 24 hours, we have made up the other 25% and reached our goal of 63,600 points!
I have to give a shoutout to rainylake for donating the last 6,189 points! Please give her some love!
As you know, I will be giving them out on December 25th, 2012. Please continue to vote. I will make Update #6 soon and see you then!
VOTE ON HOW I SHOULD GIVE OUT THE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS (CLICK ON THE POLL TO VOTE)
I am still accepting votes for a while to
Devious Minds: TimberClipseDiscovering what makes us devious.Devious Minds: TimberClipse3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How did you first discover deviantART?
Just over two years ago, just a few months after I turned 13, a very close friend of mine introduced me to the site. Since then, I have grown both as an artist and as a deviant to love the interactions, community, and spirit that comes with deviantART.
What was it about dA that made you want to stay?
When I first started, I really didn't understand the site at all, and it wasn't until one deviant, 11thDimensionPhoto, watched me that I really started to see the power of the community.
Until then, no other artists had really looked at what I posted or cared But he did. He gave me feedback, suggestions, critiques, answered questions You name it! That's what I love about this place. Professional and hobbyists who all love art are willing to take a few minutes and actually talk to you, give you suggestions, and allow the
Get Your Art In a Film! 72 Hour Competition!As we are winding down the end of The Symbol of Peace film, we are coming to a few points we may need some more images.... That's where you come in.Get Your Art In a Film! 72 Hour Competition!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you would like to submit your art to have a chance to fit into The Symbol of Peace Film, pelase read the directions below. The piece of art must be VISUAL and must be submitted with all materials below for it to be used. In addition, we are not guaranteeing that these pieces are used.
- Make a piece that is 1280x720 - 1920x1080 (ideally, exactly 1920x1080 pixels)
- Submit it with your: Full Name (as you'd like it displayed in the film), Location (Country (If US, include state)), and with a statement that you give permission for use in The Symbol of Peace and any other accompanying trailers, previews, etc.
- Images should be .JPG/.PNG Form
- The Image should have a PEACE SIGN (not the V for victory sign) in it, and should feature that!
- Images must be entirely your own work. NO STOCK
Team dArt Showdown! - Win almost 4,000 Points!Presenting the 2012 Team dArt Showdown!Team dArt Showdown! - Win almost 4,000 Points!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please take a moment to favorite and comment on this journal so that we may reach a larger audience.
The dArt Showdown is a deviantART centered, team competition that will last the next number of weeks on deviantART. Hosted by TimberClipse and IceXDragon in conjunction with DevNews it is likely the first major team competition on deviantART with thousands of points and other prizes up for grabs!
TimberClipse posted a few days ago suggestions for a project you would want to host, IceXDragon came up with the idea of a Art Showdown. The two members then worked together in order to present a new and great contest.
The 4 members of the winning team will each receive:
3,850 deviantART Points Each
(Donation Thanks: 200 from DianaGrigore, 1,000 from Nesmaty, 200 from Emerald-Depths, 6,000 :devjamminjo
Site Update: Literature Thumbs, Sta.sh SubmitIn 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: Literature Thumbs, Sta.sh Submit2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Change to Literature Preview Images
Preview images for literature deviations are now placed within a scrolling literature thumb. In the past, any preview image a deviant set would take the place of the scrolling literature thumb, making it difficult to distinguish visual art thumbnails and literature thumbnails.
This change allows for a more uniform thumbnail appearance around the site while also ensuring that each artist is still able to comfortably represent their work.
Tuesday: Give One, Get One FREE!'Tis the season for giving and receiving!Tuesday: Give One, Get One FREE!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
It's the holiday event you've been waiting for! Give one, get one FREE Premium Memberships is here!
How does it work? When you give a Premium Membership to a friend, you'll get an equivalent Premium Membership applied to your own account FREE! If you give a one month Premium Membership, you get one month. If you give a year, you'll receive a year. Give more, get more!
GOGO veterans are well-aware of the awesomeness contained in this offer, but for those who are unfamiliar, here's the breakdown:
1) Visit the Premium Membership Gift page.
2) Insert the name of the lucky person you want to receive the Premium Membership, either by typing their username, or picking a friend from your +Watch list.
3) Select the length of time you'd like to gift the PM.
4) Complete yo
Complaint Challenge Contest!Complaint Challenge Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We got our complaints out in December 2012. Now, 2013 is about doing something productive with them. I am not going to sit and grumble about my pet peeves. Neither should you!
Anyone who knows me should have been suspicious from the start of Phase 1 because complaining is one of my own complaints. (And you saw this trick last year!) That's right. I complain about people complaining. Silly, yes? Well I decided to do something about it with this challenge.
I hope everyone enjoyed sharing their gripes in Phase 1 because it is time for Phase 2! And Phase 2 is open to everyone, even if you didn't participate in Phase 1, or decided to change what complaint you'd like to address!
Complaint Challenge – Phase 2
The challenge in a nutshell: Pick one of your dA complaints and do something proactive about it. Work toward a solution or improvement in a positive way.
Now a few of you are probably thinking things like, "I
Seniority Announcements - January 2013Seniority Announcements - January 20132 years ago in DeviantART Announcements 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
Thursday: Haiku Contest!The Random Phrase contest has ended and the winners have been chosen! Our judges found it a tough decision with so many incredibly random deviations submitted. Well done to everyone who entered!Thursday: Haiku Contest!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Our top three winners are:
Deterrent Acceptance by slugette
Cold Digit by LifeIsZealous
Advanced citizen by Dererne
Honorable mentions to:
Coral Erosion by PrincessKiara2811
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!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements 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
Merrell Diorama Contest Winners AnnouncementContest ArticleMerrell Diorama Contest Winners Announcement2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
"Really liked the different perspective/point of view, made it stand out from the rest of the entries. Very unique idea that was well thought out. The various layers and colors of the fall trees captures how close a harvest moon appears to be just within reach."
$2,500 USD6,000 deviantART PointsA trip to attend a deviantMEET in either Portland, OR, or Seattle, WA, USA on March 16, 2013dA PRO Digital Artist BackpackA Print of your choice from
Praising Life ProjectWelcome to the Praising Life ProjectPraising Life Project3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's really hard for anyone to stay positive all the time. I definitely agree with that.
However, when things go wrong, it's so easy to forget how much you've been blessed. It's amazing that we have the internet, people who care, and hope...
Although there is a lot of bad in this world, there is also beautiful joy and countless things to appreciate.
And that makes me praise life.
The memories, the laughter, the joy, the hugs through hard times.
In this life, we only have one chance! I think one of our life purposes is to spread love throughout this world and leave it in better shape than before we were here.
It would be much appreciated if you help spread the word! ( & Comment!)
Watcher Contest - Win Points + Features + ThanksHey Everyone!Watcher Contest - Win Points + Features + Thanks3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, I have been absolutely amazed by all of my amazing watchers So for the next few days, I want to send a thank you back to you all... I originally planned to do this during Valentines Day, but other stuff got planned then... So let's do it now
I want to thank a ton of you guys! So here is how I am going to thank 33 of you! (Yes there's a lot more then 33, but that's all I can do for now...)
- Give 25 of my watchers a 5 piece journal feature
- Give 5 of my watchers a 5 piece front page feature (my front page, for a month)
- Give 3 of my watchers 100
So what do you have to do to get one of these prizes? Just three simple things:
1. As this is a thank you to my watchers, you must be watching me (If you aren't right now, you can still watch me )
2. Then simply comment on this journal. Say anything you'd like!
3. Lastly, Fave this journal!
This will end February 26, 2012 at 11:59:59 P
Amazing Piece of Art + 50 DEVIANTS GET POINTS NOW!Hey Guys,Amazing Piece of Art + 50 DEVIANTS GET POINTS NOW!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I saw this and wanted to share it with you. It's off site, but is really worth taking a look. The image when blown up is just gorgeous! I hope you enjoy
In addition! 50 deviants who comment all get points today from one awesome deviant! :iconsupereagerplz:
All you have to do is comment and fave this journal and tell me what you think about this gorgeous piece of art! Now go share!!!!
Love you guys.
Ends April 1, 2012 11:59:59 PM PDT
Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!Back By Popular Demand!Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!2 years ago in Deviant Events 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 LiliWrites'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
25+ Ways To Improve dA - Discuss! Read!Hello Everyone25+ Ways To Improve dA - Discuss! Read!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This collection of 25+ ideas I have come up with (or am reiterating) is made for all of you. Please comment, share, fave, and suggest changes. All of these are BASE IDEAS. I hope that they will be moved forward by deviants Writing this took nearly 3 hours. So, please respect any typos or mistakes I may have made. I also wrote some of this at 2 AM last night so I might be a little Thanks for understanding
To the Staff who may read this... Thank you for taking a look. I know it's long and some may be "ridiculous", but I hope it helps.
I have a number of clear messages here that I really think are important.
These three simple ideas are what I believe will really bring this all together. Each of these ideas will likely embody one of those.
The last thing looking forward is K.I.S.S. an idea presented to me as a freshman in high school. Keep It Simple Stupid. I especially am looking at sta.sh for this. Let'