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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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
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Many have noticed that I've begun posting the Deviousness articles and I'm happy to take any suggestions you may have for future recipients. Simply take a moment to note me with your suggestion and why you feel they are the the deviant to end all deviants and I'll add them to our list for consideration
Some have also noticed that :faq29: has been updated with a suggestion form. The reasoning for this is pretty simple. Selections are made by a group of people, not just me, and having the information in one central location is the easiest way for us to share thoughts. There was always a plan to move suggestions to a form, it just hadn't happened yet
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Fine Art Prints
Starting immediately, deviantART is upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints to a more professional grade print process. The new and improved product will now ship with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) bright-white border ready to be hung or framed! This change will not affect the way in which we currently provide Photo Prints, Canvas, or Frame Art Prints.
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Acid- and lignin-free archival process
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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
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1st place (3000 dA points):
Mix by k-hots
I love the idea of a mascot based on a blank canvas, and the design is super cute!
2nd place (2000 points):
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3rd place (1000 points):
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Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who took part in the contest!
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Any volunteer can be easily recognized by the heart, next to their username.
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Drag & Drop, & Store
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