Comic-Con 2013, Initiate Launch Cycle
Initiate Launch Cycle
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by $techgnotic
Last day of Mission-Preparation-Protocol. Slow roll of the mighty Artist Alley rocket ship out to the launch pad has begun.
Systems and housings look stable.
Fuel lines clear and steady.
Test firing booster engines.
San Diego flight and arrival path confirmed.
The 200 wondrous artists of Artist Alley are approaching, armed, adrenalized, and ready to draw.
Psychologicals of all deviantART personnel and support staff assessed and locked down.
Llamas prepped and groomed.
Security alerts and procedures initiated. All Creative Systems cranked to “11” and then broken off.
All nations beware and all nations rejoice.
We are Inked, Locked, and Loaded.
Fella just flashed the GO Signal.
ComiCon 2013 is on
Come join us at
Come join us at San Diego Comic-Con 2013! DeviantART's booth, located in Art
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Premades & Free Stock: Let's talk.Hello, everyone!Premades & Free Stock: Let's talk.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm speaking directly to the photomanipulators now. Let's talk what we can and cannot use as stock. I know there is a lot of confusion because of the reaffirmation (not changing, but reaffirming) of deviantART's policy regarding stock image use. There is also a lot of frustration. I DO NOT WORK FOR dA. I am only a volunteer. But, I am a member of this community, just like you.
How do you know which stock is okay to use?
I see a huge need/want to know in our community, and I want to address this question thoroughly and with truthful, accurate answers. My sitting here and going, "Well, I wouldn't use morguefile" (just for example) will help no one. I am therefore going to talk to the stock CVs and some copyright folks and, with their permission and guidance, come up with a list of guidelines to use when deciding something is okay as stock, especially where premades are concerned. I will try my best. OK?
In the interim, when it comes to premades
April 2013 Traditional Art DD Round-upHello all,April 2013 Traditional Art DD Round-up8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
As this month is coming to a close, I present you with April's Traditional Art DDs.
Features by ^deshrubber
sushi by ~Robert-Alan Meliai by ~tubyx Who you are by ~gelgezek Untitled by ~KarinaRodriguez Self-portrait by *MSamsonov Urban jungle by ~Ana-Lesac JUMP IN THE LINE by ~maximusmagno PlanetZombie by *AlexHorley roberto santori reminisces by ~steve2727 Dead Sea by *ElvenstarArt Ruina by ~Briscott Fresh and New by ~ColibriLovesYou
Features by ^Astralseed
Kitterskat by =Awentia Stillness 01 - Bic Ballpoint Pen Artwork by ~LopezLorenzana Steampunk Alice Caterpillar by ~aurora-boredomalis Touya --SOLD-- by ~Victoria-Rivero Close friendship by ~ruddy84 Kaleidoscope by *Ida-Astero Rain ? by ~tamypu Star Net by *transe Little angel by ~AnnaShtorm Dawn by ~Nemki Sleep Paralysis by ~ElusiveDreams07 You Go First by ~bigcatheads Azul by *Ilustralia Cat Commission by ~lindsaycampbell Mantis by ~hparke07 Winds by *San-T Crowned Victorians by *ART-fromthe-HEART Rainforest Spirit Shield by *ssantara Lyssa by ~Murphyillustration Wide Open by *baconworm she is comming by ~Tahypuka Nephele by *aruarian-dancer The Creativity of God by ~AnimaxiomArt Aromas del presente by ~FcoGoya The Mermaid and the Lanterns by *allyhodges 1 by ~ElenaShved
dAmnit By User Ft. IkueQuote #28940dAmnit By User Ft. Ikue1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
baz135 quotes, 2010-02-10 17:37:22
<Athos-of-Light> your ass
<Athos-of-Light> it fell off
* Athos-of-Light gets the duct tape
<shuttermonkey> Athos-of-Light: lol XD
* Ikue slips shuttermonkey butt into his pocket for later
kaotickell quotes, 2009-12-01 17:30:38
<Ikue> i've got a flikr account >.>
<kaotickell> Did you make one?
<Ikue> i had it from years ago apperntly XD
<Ikue> you too bable
<shuttermonkey> i ... have a flikr account?
<kaotickell> Do you two have amnesia or something?
Celebrating Deviousness - March 2013Celebrating Deviousness - March 201310 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `
Artists on Writers - No. 2, Charles BukowskiArtists on Writers - No. 2, Charles Bukowski7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Jun 7, 2013•By %depthRADIUS
About Artists on Writers
Writers will always find inspiration in the visions of artists, always feeling compelled to tell the stories behind the moments captured in artists’ unforgettable images,
Artists will always find inspiration in the words of writers, always feeling compelled to lend visual reality and habitat to the characters described in the scribe’s haunting words.
If the severely acne-scarred face and coarse exterior brought on by his alcoholic and depressed life was the book cover of his being, then Charles was the ultimate book that could not be judged by its cover. The exquisite collection that was this everyman artist’s art consisted of thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels—mostly all wrenchingly autobiographical, mos
In %dt, we use an internal system called DRE (Developer Runtime Environment), which allows us to grab information about how the code we write is executed while making a minimal impact on the code itself.
What makes DRE especially awesome?
We can use it to help debug and solve problems that other users are having. To accomplish this, once we are aware that a particular user is having an issue, we can add DRE logging to this user, usually limiting the logging to the part of the site in which they are having the problem. We can then use the log to check for any errors that might show up.
For example, say a user named ~testera is having trouble with a journal. We can log debug data for him when he visits journal pages. Examining that lo
Emoticon Gallery ChangesGreetings!Emoticon Gallery Changes2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There are some changes to the Emoticon Gallery structure that I'm excited to announce. Months ago `Synfull suggested this layout:
and the response from the community has been entirely in favor of this structural change!
While I have made most of the changes the category currently looks like this:
Large - up to 150x150
Medium - up to 50x50
Lexus IS Design ContestLexus IS Design Contest5 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Submission Due In
Submission Deadline: August 12, 2013
At 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.
Show us your vision of the ultimate 2014 Lexus IS. You could see it come to life in the form of an actual
Site Update: Back from the Staff RetreatIn this week's Site Update, we do not have any public-facing changes. DeviantART staff just returned from the staff retreat as mentioned in last week's Site Update. This week, we are going through the hackathon projects that the Devious Technology team worked on, prioritizing them, doing further research, and then deciding how they can be used in the future.Site Update: Back from the Staff Retreat1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Next week, we will back on our regular schedule and should have more updates for you!
Thanks for the feedback on last week's Site Update!
We appreciate the comments we recieved about last week's Devious Technology hackathon projects! However, we'd like to reiterate that these projects were explorations, not formal undertakings. If we decide to implement any of these ideas on site, they will go through further discussion and consideration before being fully built.Feedback regarding an updated statist
Community Relations - September/October 2011Community Relations - September/October 20112 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Community Relations team exists to facilitate communication amongst deviantART's administration, volunteers and members. Our goal is to foster creative genius by encouraging artists to grow, collaborate and participate in a friendly and supportive artistic environment.
Table of Contents
1. Daily Deviations
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Share your Opinions!
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from
Matters Concerning ArchivesAs many of you know, archive file types represent a means to collect together a number of computer files and package them together for the purpose of backup, to transport them to some other location, or simply to compress them so that they take up less space. Many of you here in the deviantART community who offer stock resources, applications, themes and other desktop customization options are all very familiar with them and use them extensively, whether your file type of choice be .zip, .rar, or any one of another dozen options.Matters Concerning Archives1 year ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Depending on how regularly you submit and what sort of file type you use when you do so you may or may not have noticed a change- that change being that submissions with file types ending with .exe are no longer being accepted during the the submission process and if you've attempted to submit an archive file which was password protected you've noticed that those protected files are also being rejected during submission (alt
Site Update: Multi- and Scheduled Submit to BetaIn 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: Multi- and Scheduled Submit to Beta7 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit (Beta Testers)
We've launched two heavily requested tools to Beta Testers that make submitting art to deviantART even easier than before!
Multi-Submit is a tabbed interface built into the Submit page which allows you to upload and submit multiple deviations at once, and Scheduled Submit lets you set a future time and date for uploaded files to be publicly posted to deviantART.
For deviants with a busy schedule, or who like to upload and submit multiple deviations at once, this gives you the opportunity to p
New Premium Feature: Multi- and Scheduled SubmitBeing a Premium Member just got sweeter! Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit, two often-requested features that will make submitting to deviantART even easier, have just been launched to Premium Members!New Premium Feature: Multi- and Scheduled Submit7 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Multi-submit is a tabbed interface built into the Submit page which allows you to upload and submit multiple deviations at once.
There are several ways to upload multiple files:
Drag and drop several files onto the Submit page at once. Select several files from your Sta.sh by opening the "Select file from Sta.sh" modal and dragging to select, or by using control+click (command+click, for Mac users) to highlight several files at once.
Submit an entire stack from your Sta.sh by hovering over a st
PE DDs: When It's Not Always PositiveWhen DDs Go AwryPE DDs: When It's Not Always Positive1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Daily Deviations, or “DDs,” are frequently held in very high esteem on deviantART. After all, what artist does not want his or her work displayed for more than 20 million viewers to see and admire? The benefits of receiving a DD feature include increased exposure for your work and a day in the spotlight for you as an artist. Many people therefore view DDs as badges of honor, awards that make them proud and validate the time they spend in our community.
Be careful what you wish for!
Don’t get us wrong-- DDs are wonderful for the purposes listed above. But, they can also bring a lot of drama upon the artist, especially if they are controversial.
Let’s talk about some of the sources of this drama.
Some people feel that people who post art-- and especially those whose art is worthy of a Daily Deviation-- should have thick enough skin to accept criticism as well as praise. They argue that criticism is part
What's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantARTArt on the RiseWhat's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantART9 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is a bustling and active community, and with the high volume of artwork submitted on any given day, it can be easy to miss something. In fact, it's common for artwork to go viral across the Web or get a spike of traffic days, months, or even years after it was originally submitted.
Our new “What’s Hot” browse mode surfaces artwork that’s receiving a recent increase in exposure, regardless of when it was submitted.
A New Way To Surface Artwork
We often see artwork gain a lot of attention across the Web (after being shared on blogs, social sites, etc.), but by the time this recognition occurs, our search engines don't consider it when displaying recently "Popular" deviations. The new "What’s Hot" mode is built to celebrate these surges of exposure.
What's Hot vs. Popular
The content of the “What’s Hot” page uses an algorithm that reflects what artwork has recently garnered attention, regardless of when it was subm
The LOL Corner #129The LOL CornerThe LOL Corner #1295 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off.
Every edition will feature a collection of the funniest chat network quotes.
dAmnIt! is a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you. For more information on dAmnIt!, please see this blog.
dAmnIt! has reached over 80,000 quotes!
When something funny happens in a chatroom, share it with everyone! It only takes a few clicks, and while you're there browse through all the other hilarious quotes!
Feel free to note ^bradleysays or ^Astralseed with suggested dAmnIt! quotes to go into the next edition. Please make sure that the quote has already been submitted and approved to d
MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
Read Contest Article
Site Update: deviantART Mobile, Prints IntegrationIn 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: deviantART Mobile, Prints Integration1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The New deviantART Mobile Site
One of the most common requests from the community has been to update deviantART's mobile site. By popular demand, we've released a brand new version of the mobile site! The site is officially supported in the default browsers for the iPhone and Android phones and tablets.
Instead of developing two separate versions of the site—a desktop version and a mobile version—we've formatted the desktop site to fit into a mobile browser. This allows the mobile site to offer many more features than th
deviantART Honored by Online Trust AlliancedeviantART Honored by Online Trust Alliance2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
deviantART: Online Trust Alliance 2012 Award Receipient
At deviantART, we always strive to keep your user experience safe so you’re provided with an environment in which you’re comfortable to create and grow. As part of our ongoing effort to keep your user experience protected, we’ve been documenting ways to encourage awareness and ensure a safer deviantART — first in April and August of 2011, and again in January of this year.
In 2011, deviantART became a member of the Online Trust Alliance (
Rock, Paper, Scissors TournamentLadies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Deviants of all ages. The Community Volunteers proudly present to you a slobberknocker of an event! Sunday (August 7th, 2011) in :#devart: through out the day there will be several Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournaments going on starting at 8 AM EST with the final Tournament at 4pm EST.Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Before each Tournament I will be calling for participants. Only the First 16 deviants to post Our secret word (to be revealed in chat) will be chosen.
If you are chosen and at the time of your match do not answer to the call of your name you will be disqualified and a replacement will be chosen.
Game play is simple. You will be playing a typical Rock, Paper Scissors game except with emotes. beats , beats and beats .
It will be best 2 out of 3, if there is a tie at the end of the three there will be a sudden death match with the winner progressing to the next round.
If you have progre