Friday, Day 2 of Comic-ConComic-Con Veterans know there's an ebb and flow of patrons as the week progresses. While Preview Night can be frenzied with excitement for the con to come, there's also a notable saving of energy, knowing that the scant few hours of the first day will be nothing compared to the full-day smorgasbord for the remaining 4 days of the week. Thursday seems even more crazed by comparison, but of course, not all con-goers can get a weekday off. By Friday, electricity is buzzing in the air as cosplayers bust out their second outfit, comic-lovers bust out their second wallets, and area convenience stores are running dangerously low on comfy insoles and 5-Hour Energy Drinks.
DeviantART's second Comic-Con panel began at noon, and the topic was How-To: The Business of Fan Art. After last year's hugely successful
Thursday, Day 1 of Comic-ConThursday was the first full day of Comic-Con, and artists, cosplayers, and fans (oh, my!) strapped on their most comfortable Con Shoes and continued rocking out in San Diego. It was also the day of deviantART's first panel, "How-To: Motion Books," which was so inspiring, audience members nearly had to be physically removed from the premises because the conversations ended long after they took the microphones away.Thursday, Day 1 of Comic-Con2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sitting on the panel were spyed and techgnotic from deviantART, BenWolstenholme, LiamSharp, and nunyerbidniss from Madefire, and davegibbons, perhaps best-known for his collaboration with Alan Moore on "Watchmen." The topic was an explanation of the recent partnership of Madefire and deviantART -- who met at Comic-Con j
Sunday, Day 4 of Comic-ConNo matter how tired your feet are by what is actually Day 5 of Comic-Con, counting Preview Night, no matter how exhausted your body and empty your wallet, there's always a bit of sadness in the air when the last few hours of Comic-Con wind down.Sunday, Day 4 of Comic-Con2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
In the deviantART booth, we witnessed something a little magical when the voice came over the loudspeaker to announce that Comic-Con was closed at 5:00 pm sharp, the remaining straggling attendees and exhibitors packing up stopped what they were doing and burst into applause. It was a mixture of relief, pride, and fulfillment of a successful convention.
Someone yelled, "See you in 365 days!" and there was a true moment of community with everyone in earshot. Sure, it's a sad sentiment, but it gives us all something to look forward to, and the months ahead will be filled with the happy memories of all we accomplished over the past week. Friends met that stop by every year, new friends, new properties to become fans of, new comic books to read and
Saturday, Day 3 of Comic-ConSaturdays mean the kids at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters and the adults at Stark Enterprises alike are free to spend the weekend as they please! For them as well as zombies and time lords, to whom weekends mean nothing, Saturday in San Diego was one of the most packed days of the convention yet!Saturday, Day 3 of Comic-Con2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART staffers continued showering visitors with stress balls, collectible pins, and swapped stories of their favorite deviantART experiences. It's a long day, but hearing some of the inspirational stories that originate from our humble corner of the Internet are truly inspiring.
Our final Comic-Con panel was held at 12:15 pm, and the topic was "How-To: Creator vs. Audience." Ron Martino (techgnotic) led the panel, which talked about how the digital nature of storytelling on deviantART is changing the way the world interacts with its audiences. Alongside him were Wenqing Yan (yuumei), Brian Kesinger (BrianKesinger), Dave Elliott (DeevElliott), and Hal Hefne
Wednesday, Preview Night of Comic-ConWednesday, Preview Night of Comic-Con2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Wednesday, Preview Night of Comic-Con
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
When the bustle of tourists in Downtown San Diego is replaced by the flailing of fandoms, and the street signs around the Convention Center have changed from English to Dothraki (not Klingon, like past years), you know it’s time for San Diego Comic-Con 2013!
Wednesday the 17th kicked off this year’s Preview Night, and energy was high as this year’s Comic-Con sprang into motion with a flurry of activity. Many attendees treat the three-hour preview as a time to scan the showroom floor, mentally map places to hit on the later dates, and, of course, buy the must-have items that may be gone by Con’s end. There’s not a lot of cosplaying -- although there is some -- and vendors as
New Username Symbols: Extended ThoughtsTwo weeks ago, we released two new products – deviant and art Mentions and new username symbols. Gratefully, and as we'd hoped, many deviants are embracing these changes in exactly the ways we'd anticipated, and the ways we ourselves did over the past several months of testing. While some deviants embraced the changes, it's fair to say that others have felt surprise, curiosity, and maybe even shock. These feelings are totally normal, but for the large part, there's a hope present. A positive outlook. The first steps in a new era that makes the way for our goals in the future, and, at the same time, removes clutter and confusion that new deviants often experience.New Username Symbols: Extended Thoughts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As with any change, there are a handful of deviants that don't understand why we made the choices we did
Digitally Delicious: Feb 20thDigitally Delicious: Feb 20th2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mighty Warrior by Gworld
boombuster by GunnerRomantic
sanctuary by MarcSimonetti
7 of Pentacles by thefreshdoodle
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLEEEE by SmolderBone
Drop of water by obsessedkitten
Migration by Raphael-Lacoste
Inner mind by NImportant
Feature: Stories with no wordsAn image is worth a thousand storiesFeature: Stories with no words3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
OmeN2501, creator of the following deviation, Rain, says in the artist comments:
"Story behind it is pretty simple, they want something form her, she cannot let them have it... no matter the cost"
Who is she?
Now the viewer is left with a series of questions... Who is she? Who is pursuing her? What do they want from her? Why is this thing so important she's willing to take her own life if that means they won't have it? What would happen if they get it? And most importantly; what circumstances lead the pieces of this story up to this point?
The answers to these questions are left open to the viewer. It's up to you to decide who she is.
Deviousness Award Interview with ThiefoworldWhat is this Awesome Achievement?Deviousness Award Interview with Thiefoworld3 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 August2012 goes to Thiefoworld.
Thank you so much to Athos-of-Light for conducting this interview!
So, Don Jon, would you like to tell the world who you are and the things you do IRL and stuff?
Hi! My name is Jonathan but everybody calls me Thiefo, yeah even IRL. I'm a Graphic Designer doing some marketing work for a living. I also do some freelance work as illustrator. I've had the opportunity to work on some independent projects, children's books, mascots and a little concept art. I
Riddick 'Rule the Dark' WinnersRiddick 'Rule the Dark' Winners2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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Strap on your goggles, Riddick fans! Director David Twohy reviewed each of the 25 amazing semi-finalist entries into the Riddick: Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest, and after careful consideration, he's chosen three bounty hunters to win tons of cash and prizes! "You're not afraid of the dark, are you?"
Stories of Improvement IThrough the month you have seen some historic moments regarding Digital Art, some topics of discussion, interviews with talented digital artists and features with incredible art.Stories of Improvement I2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we'll take a look at the personal stories some deviants have to tell about how much they've improved over the years. So here is the first part of two! Each story is accompanied by a couple of thumbs, one old and one old so you can see how much the deviant has improved.
I started creating digital art just a few
Odyssey II: That Which Can Be ImaginedOdyssey II: That Which Can Be ImaginedOdyssey II: That Which Can Be Imagined2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Final Thoughts from Clive Barker
Odyssey. I can think of no better word to describe the journey that took place these past few months.
With the prologue, “They’re Mad, They Are,” I began work on a vessel that was not yet ready for sea. And on that holed ship, together we embarked over open waters towards an unknown destination.
What I then witnessed both touched and humbled me. You, the mighty crew of the HMS Ody
More Critical Thoughts on Art School + Career PathHey everyone, thanks for the info on San Francisco for those who live in / near there. It's a big thing for me to still be thinking about, so I'll definitely be coming in for a visit before I make any final decisions.More Critical Thoughts on Art School + Career Path3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Elsewhere, I've been meaning to do a short rant dealing with how I feel retrospectively having gone to art school. I've talked about having gone before, and I've given some advice about choosing a school that's right for you should you choose to go. But you know, having been out for a couple years now, there are a few glaring problems I see not just from the school I attended, but apparently from many schools nationwide. And this deals with offering students a clear path of study for the often specialized career they are looking to get into. Areas of art such as (concept) design, animation, comics/storyboarding/sequential, full-time freelance, and all-over jobs related to working in industry-level professional positions, or in a teamwork-oriented studio setting. (This ran
Comic-Con 2013, Initiate Launch CycleComic-Con 2013, Initiate Launch Cycle2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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
Digitally Delicious: Oct. 17Digitally Delicious: Oct. 172 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Idle by UnknownStain
Elven Glow by uildrim
Inner world by Real-SonkeS
Out of Chaos by HELMUTTT
LOC Monster1 - advanced by alexnegrea
Platinum by Jumei
Cafe Rouge - Never let me go by Nesskain
Deadly Allure by: SteveArgyle
The Votes Are In and Semi-Finalists Are Here!What do you get when you ask the world's largest and most talented pool of artistsThe Votes Are In and Semi-Finalists Are Here!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
to design a t-shirt? A LOT of great t-shirt designs submitted by artists
from all around the globe! There were thousands of fantastic entries to
the dA Logo T-Shirt Design Challenge and tens of thousands of votes on those
entries. Today we are pleased to announce the 50 semi-finalists, from
which the three winning designs will be chosen. Each of the three winning
designers will receive $1,500 CASH, 25 tees with their design and their t-shirt
featured for sale in the deviantWEAR Shop!
These entries are the top 50 most voted-for qualifying entries. Some top voted
entries have been disqualified because they did not adhere to the rules or
contained unlicensed third party content. Additionally, there were
several designers who had multiple entries in the top 50 most voted and as
stated in the
ENTRIES WINTER COUPLES CONTEST 2011/12The contest is currently CLOSED.ENTRIES WINTER COUPLES CONTEST 2011/124 years ago in Personal More Like This
READ THE CONTEST JOURNAL >> http://audreydutroux.deviantart.com/journal/Winter-Couples-CONTEST-2011-12-OPEN-269488509
1. by :iconkatara-alchemist:
2. by :iconTheRutheLa:
3. by :iconErikaSkye:
4. by :iconRaisloverSakura:
5. by :iconBistraja:
6. by :iconOddJiYul:
7. by :iconkcohs:
8. by :iconJawsum:
9. by :iconWinter-Wisp:
10. by :iconluckynesu:
11. :thumb272094264: by :iconlolahola8:
12. :thumb272170827: by :iconMahoKumagoro:
13. Winter Contest entry :Winter Couples: by AzureSnowflake by :iconAzuresnowflake:
14. :thumb272242850: by :icondaisyxluigi1:
15. :thumb272470320: by :iconRevieres:
16. Sealing Love by CosmicRamble by :iconImperialWhiteDragon:
17. .:Winter Bliss:. by DarkwingSnark by :iconDarkwingSnark:
18. Boys Love Winter Games by aycolen by :iconaycolen:
19. Christmas Morning by Bistraja by :iconBistraja: (2nd entry)
20. Entry for AudreyDutroux's Winter Couples Contest by OruHime by :iconOruHime:
21. Fairy Tale Gone Bad.. by Ilman-Lintu
Monster High Winners AnnouncementMonster HighMonster High Winners Announcement2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Monster High Contest: Azrael Devi
Monster High Semi-Finalists AnnouncementIn the Monster High contest, we challenged you to create a new monster for the class of 2013, to celebrate the new Create-A-Monster™ product line. Utilizing deviantART muro, you tapped into your monster skills and produced some spook-tacular creations!Monster High Semi-Finalists Announcement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Our judges had the terrifying task of identifying the top 25 gore-geous creatures which will now be sent to Mattel Australia to choose the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter PackOne-Month Premium Membership
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Seniority Announcements - August 2013Seniority Announcements - August 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
The Resource Roundup #3: TutorialsThe Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #3: Tutorials3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about tutorials. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• Photography: beginners to advanced
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
Arts! - Utsukushii da ne?Do you like to have your retinas lovingly assaulted by Japanese themes and dazzling color palettes?Arts! - Utsukushii da ne?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes you do, so give these arts some of your well deserved appreciation.
Tanabata by chamooiNetsubou by NetsubouIdentity Angel by chamooiQB by swdd-cat
That's right! art features are now going to be themed! cos I like doing that kind of thing.
The enormity of talent hiding in the bushes of this website... like rare pokemon or something... makes me want to remove hands and hide in cave of eternal sobbing.
4 Elements Contest ENTRIES - CLOSED1. by :iconRe-Rian:4 Elements Contest ENTRIES - CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. by :iconwitchcrystalchan:
3. by :iconTilskKarishma:
4. by :iconmarikaczajkowa:
5. by :iconxBlackdrake-Taurenx:
6. by :icongaladriel-the-small:
7. by :iconkaorimaru:
8. by :iconPKLdesigner:
9. by :iconReanavi:
10. by :icontheredexorcist:
11. Nuvat - Fireflies by Wild-sin by :iconWild-sin:
12. Jelom by SamuraiSammich by :iconSamuraiSammich:
13. ElephantWendigo-Nuvat by Altairias by :iconbukko:
14. ..Jelom.. by Ilman-Lintu by :iconilman-lintu: (1st entry)
15. Shye and Nuvat -Flames and Smoke- Contest Entry by Lehanan by :iconlehanan:
16. Shye and Nuvat by TaraPrince by :iconBishonenBaby777:
17. :thumb322558634: by :iconCashile:
18. Alex Vondran by Nateese by :iconNateese:
19. Contest Alex Vondran by K0niks by :iconK0niks:
20. The king of dogs by mirukawa by :iconmirukawa:
21. Dance by dragonchickenmonster by :icondragonchickenmonster:
22. Space bond by Fayerin by :iconFayEye: (1st entry)
23. And the Desert Burned by Kestrel-Black by :iconBlackKestrel:
Authentic Citizenship: Part 2As promised here is part two of our interview and conversation with Chris Copeland and Jeff Wamester. The sequel to part one keeps the art love rolling with these two artists revealing even more fantastic tips for new artists on the rise as they reveal their favorite deviants of all time.Authentic Citizenship: Part 23 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fearured Artist Chat!
Join our featured artist chat with *jeffwamester and *chriscopeland on Friday, June 29th at Noon Los Angeles, CA, PDT time. Chat room opens at 11:30am.
Read Part 1
Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.Edit: Share with your friends on Twitter as well! https://twitter.com/#!/ZevImages/status/139572960288714752Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I know that many deviants have had a rough past year. I know I have. For some, it was the economy, for some changes in their families and loved ones, and I know for some it has even been on deviantART. We have all had struggles, but this time of year, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, is as good a time as any to thank people for what we DO have.
In this world of little, we all have something we hold dear to our hearts. Now is the time to say thanks.
So, what I would like to invite everyone to do is in the next 48 hours (Today + Thanksgiving), fave this journal to show your support, then comment with 4 things you are thankful for:
1 thing on deviantART you are thankful for
1 thing with your family, loved ones, friends, etc. you are thankful for
1 thing in your life you are thankful for
1 piece of art you, or a fellow deviant created that you are th