dAmn It To Be Phased OutThe deviantART community is always growing and changing. To keep the site fresh and relevant, we need to focus on what's important, otherwise we'll spread ourselves too thin.dAmn It To Be Phased Out1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Recently, we've been going through all of the site's features and settings to assess usage, traffic, community reception, and how the feature helps contribute to deviantART's goals.
dAmn It, the system where deviants can submit and vote on funny quotes from Chat (originally called "dAmn" or deviantART Messaging Network), is a feature that gets extremely low usage and traffic.
On November 30, 2013 dAmn It will be officially phased out. Until then, the feature has been removed from the main site navigation but will still be available via the Chat page for those who want to archive any quotes.
Phasing out unused and outdated features allows us to focus our resources on improving existing features and building new ones to hel
Spammers on dASo, over the last 6 or so months people have been noticing that deviantART has been getting hit by malicious spammers.Spammers on dA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The current trend of these spammers is to favourite an image of yours and then when you reply on their page you get a message along the lines of "I really liked your work. Hey I just got this free X Item and thought I should share it with you." These are all spammers, the links lead to potentially malicious sites. We have been blacklisting these websites and banning all the spammers we can find.
However we need your support in this, we need you to report them too us. We have a section of the help desk dedicated to reports about these accounts, it's titled "Spammer Reports". Tickets in that section are handled within 48 hours during the working week. But unfortunately I've been noticing a tendency that some of these accounts can last for days without being reported. People are aware of them because they're commenting on the profiles stating that they're spammers,
And then I returned...It's been a while since I've been actively online.And then I returned...7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But even though temporary, it did changed my perspective on some matters.
It's weird how much the internet can become an influence, and how this process goes so unnoticed. At a certain point the countless voices of people around you blend into a continuous buzz. A buzz that you soon get so familiar with that you forget there was a life before it. I guess that's what social media does in general; creating a buzz. An artificial need for you to continuously be online and check your messages, because you might just miss something otherwise. Life, in general, has become so infused with the internet that it sometimes scares me. I'm part of the internet industry. Hell, I even made it my job! But even I sometimes find myself wondering where the time has gone that I could work on an artwork for hours straight, without feeling that creeping itch to check my messages.
The last few weeks before the break, I've repeatedly felt bad about
SECRET SANTA EVENT•What is a "Secret Santa"?SECRET SANTA EVENT1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A secret santa is when you're assigned to a person to give them a gift. They don't know that you're their santa and you can't tell them that you are either.
•How can I become a secret santa?
Just fav this journal.
•How will santas be assigned?
Once the deadline for faving the journal has passed, I will use a random number generator to pick numbers to see who will be secret santa to who. I will note you who you will be making a gift for.
•What is the faving deadline?
December 5th at 3:00pm Central American time.
•What is the deadline to give secret santa gifts?
Spread this around and spread the giving!!
DO NOT FAV THIS JOURNAL IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO PARTICIPATE!
Ubisoft Bullshit, Nintendo Wins, Link is a girlNow that the E3 dust has started to settle we can focus on some of the stuff that happened earlier this week in more detail.Ubisoft Bullshit, Nintendo Wins, Link is a girl5 months ago in Personal More Like This
When asked about why there was no female playable assassin in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game, Ubisoft made the bad decision to try and justify it. They said that a female assassin was planned, but that they didn’t have the resources to implement it because it would’ve require too much extra work and “business is business” after all.
I call bullshit on that. It’s been well known that adding a female character to a game doesn’t increase the budget much (if at all), and many of the same animations and actions can be applied to both male and female characters. Even Jim Sterling addressed this issue (2 years ago) by asking people in the industry how “hard” it is to add female character models and the answer is... not hard at all really:
How art tutoring should be nowadaysYes. Another one of my rants that starts with a personal experience.How art tutoring should be nowadays1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It was a day like any other, and I was just surfing DeviantArt, browsing the many deviations in my inbox. While I did so, my eye wandered to something that was called an 'tutorial on manga anatomy'. As usual, I was curious about the content. And as the preview image was pretty small, I wanted to check this out. It seems like this girl, let's name her Abbey (it's not her real name, but I think calling her 'that girl' is so damn confusing) had made a tutorial on male manga anatomy. Nothing wrong with that, you'd say. But I've been following Abbey for a while already. I originally met her in the forums, asking for feedback on one of her fanart drawings. Mostly anatomy related stuff. I gave her some tips. We talked a bit. And I followed her soon after, as I thought her art looked pretty promising altogether.
Now, I didn't know Abbey in real life. But she was a beginning artist, nowhere towards a level
another repostIf you don't care: stop reading.another repost1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd come to my funeral: fav this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If your not scared: re-post and see
Who your " Real Friends" are.
2012 Roundup!2012 has seen projecteducate advance with the changing times here on deviantART and become an official group! That means that it has been a lot easier to bring you all the information, features, interviews and articles as part of various Project Educate weeks. So with the functions of groups at our fingertips, the articles shared are all in organised gallery folders for ease - all of which are linked in this article.2012 Roundup!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
2012 also saw the Introduction of Community Weeks headed up by members of the community. They're now running monthly and are designed for members of the community to get involved by writing articles on whatever they want - educationally. JamminJo and lintu47 are your current community week leads and the people to note if you're interested in contributing! Our calendar for
Important notice about account securityThere was recently an incident on another website, completely unrelated to deviantART.com, that resulted in account email addresses and passwords for that site being leaked online. While the information was not deviantART-related, your deviantART account may be at risk if you use the same email address and password for multiple sites.Important notice about account security1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
To protect your deviantART account, we strongly suggest that you change your password.
When updating a password, create one that is complex and unique, making it impossible for would-be intruders to identify it, whether by educated guess or calculated attack.
DeviantART strives to provide all our members with a safe and fun environment to grow and create. As part of our ongoing effort to keep your site experience protected, we're proactive when it comes to account security.
Site Update: API UpdatesIn 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: API Updates7 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For developers, our API framework and documentation have been updated to allow for quicker, easier changes in the future.
Read more »
For Journals submitted before 2012, old links to those Journals temporarily stopped working. Fixed by inazar
When saving a mailing address to your account, saving would fail if the optional second address field was empty. Fixed by du
Daily Lit. Recognition for April 21st, 2014Daily Lit Recognition for April 21st, 2014Daily Lit. Recognition for April 21st, 20147 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
Featured by: TwilightPoetess
His lap was reserved for science... by ArbiterGirl
Reminder for everyone: Tell the people you
love, that you care. They aren't mind-readers.
Featured by: AyeAye12
Blue Kentucky by sydnerella
A poem that captivates the homeliness
and essence of a homeland, with beautiful
imagery too; country poetry at its finest.
Site Update: Username Symbols, MentionsWhat's NewSite Update: Username Symbols, Mentions1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
New Username Symbols
With 13,000 new deviants joining deviantART each day, we want to ensure everyone's user experience is seamless. A common question from new and old deviants alike is: "What do username symbols mean?" Over the years, as we’ve surveyed deviants, we’ve found that very few understand symbols.
As part of our ongoing process to make the user experience cleaner and more intuitive, we've launched a new set of username symbols designed to help easily identify deviant-types.
Read more »
Deviant and Art Mentions: Connecting People
DeviantART is a massive community, with 1.5 million comments contributing to inspirational and stimulating conversations each day. With the sheer amount of interaction taking place at any given time, we w
400 point giveaway! 8 winners! CLOSEDYes that's right! 400 points are being given away in this giveaway! And since I know not many people win point giveaways, lets increase your chance! I will be selecting 8 winners to receive 50! So your chances of winning are increased! How to be entered?400 point giveaway! 8 winners! CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. Watch me. (Unless you already have.)
2. Favorite this journal. And write a journal about this giveaway!
3. Write a comment on this journal linking me to your journal!
And then wala! You're entered! Good luck!
Ends on the 27th. (This Friday.)
Edit: irony, you little silly head.
To know what I'm talking about, please look at the journal portal. I'm laughing. and also, the watch me part was not for me getting more watchers, but seeing how many people will follow the directions. You are more than unwelcome to unwatch me when this giveaway ends~
Free Fall Snow fell from the sky, dancing elegantly to the ground.It was beautiful to watch as I gazed out my window.Maybe I would take my puffles for a walk, I dont pay enough attention to them.Guilt builds in my mind, so I fill their bowl with a few cookies.I smile in admiration at them before taking a seat to read the paper.Free Fall1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"PENGUIN BAND TO PERFO-" I stop reading immediately, dont get me wrong their brilliant, just a tad to overrated for my taste. A loud knock at the door takes me out of my thoughts. I shuffle over to answer it . It's my friend Twilight.A huge grin spreads across her face.She lets out a high pitched squel before she screams "YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE WHAT CONCERT I WON TICKETS TO" I already know who when she interrupts my thoughts"THE PENGUIN BAND"
I roll my eyes, "I'm not going"I state before she even offers."But Bubbles you have too,you're my best friend"she wines out."No!"I firmly tell."But you need to get out of this igloo,you haven't been out
New Username SymbolsAs part of our ongoing process to make the user experience cleaner and more intuitive, we've launched a new set of username symbols designed to help easily identify deviant-types.New Username Symbols1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
At a glance, the new symbols are quickly recognizable. When hovering over a username symbol, a tooltip appears, providing a brief explanation of that user's deviant-type. If clicked, a modal appears, giving a brief explanation for each username symbol, with "Learn more" links that lead to more detailed explanations.
A word from Heidi:
Over the years, a few things have come to seem like deviantART mainstays. Deviant green, intricate art categorization, colorful avatars, symbols next to usernames. In our constant re-evaluation of what's best for longtime deviants and new users alike, we do sometimes need to stop and ask ourselves if a makeover for some aspect isn't overdue. Changing username symbols was one of the harder things we evaluated.
I've been testin
Don't forget to look backMany people say that looking back is a bad thing to do, because it makes you dwell on the past and is getting you nowhere.Don't forget to look back8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I beg to differ! Because I think it doesn't hurt to look back on what you already achieved, every once in a while.
In contrary; it can be a great motivation.
I came to DeviantArt, almost 7 years ago, with close to no expectations.
To provide you a bit of a background; As a kid, I used to show my drawings to all the people around me (to the level of sheer annoyance). And in the early years of the internet, I posted my writings and drawings on several Dutch forums, where I got quite the feedback on it. But as social media gradually took over the internet, and the small forums I used to reside on died a slow death, I realized the stage of getting feedback there would soon be over for me.
DeviantArt was in that sense the next place to move to. A community that wasn't killed by the influence of social media. But it was a hard place to move to.
As a non-nativ
[CLOSED] My OC's Contest! (Summer 2014)~ CONTEST NOW CLOSED~[CLOSED] My OC's Contest! (Summer 2014)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
The winners will be announced sometime later today.
Plus all details about my upcoming raffle will be announced with the winners.
700+ watchers?! - ADDED RAFFLE?
I've decided I will be being doing a raffle after the contest,
It's not all decided yet though though;
Participates of my contest will be entered in once for free.
Non-participates will have to buy a ticket.
I think.. I'm not 100% sure yet.
MORE DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AFTER THE CONTEST
EDIT: For every new entry submitted, i'll update this journal.
Hey everyone, welcome to my first contest!~
I'm so excited! If it goes well, then look forward to more in the future!
This contest is in celebration for my
500 600700+ watchers and still growing!
Please remember to read all of the rule
-CLOSED-300 points giveaway!!-CLOSED-300 points giveaway!!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, I'm doing a 300 giveaway
It's my first giveaway so please be nice
How to join?
•write a new journal about this giveaway!
:iconscourgemangastudios:ScourgeMangaStudios is doing a 300 giveaway here is the link:
•FAV this journal! ( very important! Who do not fav this journal can not enter! )
•Write a comment with the link to your journal!
that 's all
•your account has to be older then 2 months
If you should have any questions feel free to send me a Note with your question I 'm sure I'll answer soon !
SECOND ACCOUNTS OR ADOPTABLE ACCOUNTS CAN NOT ENTER!!!!
good luck everyone
Sonic the Hedgehog PlzSonicSonic the Hedgehog Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kirby PlzKirbyKirby Plz2 years ago in Personal More Like This
RantI just pulled the internet cable out for a few days to withstand the urge to rant beyond any reason.Rant9 months ago in Personal More Like This
And even now I'm seriously considering disabling comments for the things that I make. Because I'm so fed up with the continuous hate. And I'm so goddamn sick and tired of people that send me messages that I should just die, just because I happen to make a tutorial. (Yes, this message was literally send to me -- by PM ofcourse)
In the past weekend I hadn't so much to do. I wasn't that inspired to make art, so I decided to work on that tutorial that for which the idea had been floating inside my head for a while already.
Like some of you know, I've been giving drawing workshops every now and then for the past 2 years. Nothing too serious. I don't even get paid for it (aside from an occasional artbook or fanart drawing). I was there because of passion. Beca
SONIC CONTEST!Hey Sonic fans! You're gonna like this contest! Since Sonic has officially turned 23(on the 23rd), I have decided to make a contest! Here's some contest rules:SONIC CONTEST!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
1) This contest is going to be about Sonic, and ONLY Sonic, so sorry, but no other Sonic characters are allowed
2) No gore or sexual themes in your drawings. Any drawings like this will not be added to the submit list.
3) No retracing of original Sonic pictures! BE CREATIVE!
1) Do any medium you want (digital, traditional, ect.)
REMEMBER: SEND ME (triplet99c ) A NOTE WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH YOUR ENTRY SO I CAN ADD YOU TO THE SUBMIT LIST! Here's the submit list: http://thevideogamers.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-Center-434566768
Now, here's the fun part! PRIZES!
~ SSR3 style drawing request from: :iconKnightNicole:
~ An OC group from: :iconTman0064:
~ 2 free requests from: :iconLuigiBroz:
~ 10 points from: :iconNAMINEM:
~ render from :iconDillanMurillo:
Tips for smooth clean line artHi,Tips for smooth clean line art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Is your line art shaky, wobbly, sloppy, fat, uneven or pixelated? The subject of clean line art comes up a lot so I've gathered together a number of tips from various DA members that may help you improve your line art. Some of the techniques described below may contradict other techniques described below so you may want to experiment and decide what works best for you. Most of these assume that you have a digital tablet. (Make sure your tablet drivers have been installed correctly. If your cursor is behaving erratically it may indicate a problem with your tablet or drivers.) Some posts have been edited for brevity or spelling:
"I developed my own technique. And it works quite well for me. It raised my Lineart cleanliness from 24% to 98%, yeah, really. Here is how I do it digitally when I'm not using a traditional sketch:
First a rough sketch, and I isolate it in its own layer then set its opacity to 50 or something near that value.
Then on the second layer
PureThe thing about getting known is that people say funny things to you. Most of it is bullshit. Some of it is true, and some of it is downward inconsiderate. Some of it does make me think, though.Pure4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
One of those things said to me, a while ago, was that I wasn't so much of an artist.
That, despite the fact that I was decently known on the internet nowadays, I didn't make actual great art.
(The actual comment phrased it somewhere along the lines of "famous as hell, but still draws like a college art student")
And you know what I thought? This guy actually did have a solid point. The way he worded it down was just... not so clever.
Throughout my life I've seen people with great skills in everything. I've learned soon enough that people typically see themselves as either a left-brain or a right-brain thinker, meaning so much that their either go with logic or intuition, and are often either good with numbers or social skills/art (that come with that). While many of these tests whe