Undiscovered (Beta): Unearthing Quality ArtArt Under The Radar
Each day, hundreds of thousands of pieces of art are submitted to deviantART. As more and more artists join, create, and share their work, it becomes easy for high quality art to miss its chance to stand out and be seen.
Our new browse mode, Undiscovered, aims to bring new, high quality artwork to the foreground.
Finding Hidden Gems
Undiscovered focuses on recently submitted artwork that has not yet drawn attention or recognition at the levels of Popular or What's Hot browse modes. Using an algorithm that identifies patterns in community behavior when curating content, Undiscovered generates a browsing experience that draws attention to creative art and talented artists that may not receive the same level of attention from other browse modes.
Please keep in mind that the algorithm that powers Undiscovered is still new and we may make changes as it grows in use.
Discover New Art Daily
Because Undiscovered focuses on recently submitted artwork, the artwork displayed m
CSS/HTML Tricks: Article LayoutHello!CSS/HTML Tricks: Article Layout6 months ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
Another tutorial for news articles and journals on dA!This one is meant to help you add structure to your news articles (and personal journals) and thus enhance the reading experience for your audience.
I have already written a tutorial on the topic of HTML Literature, but only showcased what is possible there. It is almost the same as :faq104:
This tutorial will try to explain why you should use additional HTML in your articles and how it helps improve their quality.
Also it turned out to be quite long, so skip to your liking.
For further reading please refer to CSS Tricks: Limiting .text width, which explains the necessity of limiting your text width.
Why is structure important?
Nobody likes reading a wall of text. If you look at an article and all you see is a grey blur,
Let's code! Background PropertiesIntroductionLet's code! Background Properties5 months ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
Custom shapes and images are an integral part of any journal skin. They can include buttons, icons, header backgrounds, dividers, textures - sometimes the whole design is one big, sliced image artwork with a text area so one can rightly call it a journal skin. Other times the custom image usage is low or non-existent, and you wouldn't believe how coders make their skins rock anyway (or because). In this Let's code! I'm going to address the different background properties and their values.
1. The Background Property: Structure
+ a nifty tip
1.6 Shorthand Form
1. The Background Property: Structure
CSS Tricks: Fonts and Text BasicsToday I want to talk about fonts in journal skins You probably saw this one coming And maybe you also saw coming that this will be a rather long tutorial There is just a lot to say about this! Actually this will only be the first one about fonts and text. This one will cover the basics of working with fonts.CSS Tricks: Fonts and Text Basics2 months ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
I will start by talking a bit about web-safe fonts and the concept behind a fallback hierarchy. Further down you'll find a selection of properties that can be styled with examples and explanations.
So, let's go!
The standard web safe fonts
A font is defined as web safe when it is installen on a great number of user's computers. They are also called system fonts, and can vary depending on your PC. Fonts on a Mac OS are not necessarily the same as fonts on a Windows OS.
Here's is a little example: on the left side is an image, an image created in PS on the right side. If both sides look the same, or at least very similar, it means they a
How to Successfully RevisePonder, Polish, Perfect: How to Successfully ReviseHow to Successfully Revise2 years ago in Writing More Like This
This was written by Natalie M. Fischer who is an Assistant Agent at the Bradford Literary Agency. This article was found on her blog. I would post it as a new article, but I have found the information is not reaching enough writers to do any good.
Again, let me reiterate, I did not write this. Now, let me give Ms. Fischer the floor.
When I had planned to give this talk, I'd originally titled it re-Invision. One of the conference coordinators, Beverly, was smart enough to call me out on that and double check...did you mean re-Envision?
She showed me the definitions for Invision and Envision:
Invision: noun (and possibly also a made-up word) Want of vision or of the power of seeing.
Envision: verb. to picture mentally - used with an object.
I promptly changed the title of my talk, because she was absolutely right; I did mean Envision (and not just bec
Keroro Gunsou Mary-Sue ExamplesYou'll notice that I am completely ignoring looks at this time. There are some few things about the Keronian's looks that can be Sue-type traits, but that doesn't matter quite as much as the profile content at this given time. (Yes there are such things as "recolors" and other things that don't make sense, but I will get into those some other time!)Keroro Gunsou Mary-Sue Examples2 years ago in Writing More Like This
I am also ignoring canonXoc relationships at this time.
These profiles were written off the top of my head. If I accidently used a name that you used I am willing to change it if you ask politely. I don't want to unintentionally tarnish any characters' reputation.
You will find that I have the characters listed by "level." The higher the level the better the character, got it? Good.
-Not good, but not bad news(in the middle)
The following is an example
~**Art Demos and Tips**~Instead of creating General tutorials, I'm offering personalized Tutorials for people wanting help on a specific work in progress. These won't really be general critiques cause...well even though i appreciate that a critique could be useful, I rather give specific practical help.~**Art Demos and Tips**~2 weeks ago in Other More Like This
I've learned quite a bit of the foundations in traditional Art Education, including the Elements and Principles of Art, Figure Drawing, Composition and so on. My education is ongoing, but I have a good chunk of my foundation set now.
So I figured since knowledge is meant to be shared and used, why not use it to help other Artists?
How this Works
Comment on this Deviation with a link to a Piece of art that you're currently making and describe what you'd like help with. (If you're not comfortable giving me the link in the comments, you can PM me with a note as well. ^^)
You can request help on everything from how to draw certain poses, body parts, perspecti