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!
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
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.Friday, Day 2 of Comic-Con8 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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
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-Con8 months 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
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-Con8 months 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
Wednesday, Preview Night of Comic-ConWednesday, Preview Night of Comic-Con8 months 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
Comic-Con 2013, Initiate Launch CycleComic-Con 2013, Initiate Launch Cycle8 months 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
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 Announcement9 months 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
Read Contest ArticleRead Official Rules
Improved deviantART Integration on TwitterWe're excited to announce that we just implemented enhancements to the way deviantART links display on Twitter, giving you and your artwork more prominence and exposure!Improved deviantART Integration on Twitter1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We're always looking for ways to give artists better exposure -- both on deviantART and across the web. Not only do these changes give artists a bigger presence across Twitter by allowing them to reach a bigger audience, but they also encourage proper attribution.
(Hylian Shirt by *blo0p)
Artwork will appear larger on Twitter.Titles and descriptions of artwork are now automatically included!
Links to Profiles, Groups, Favourites, Galleries, Collections, Journals, and Sta.sh items will now display inline! When profiles are shared, it pulls in your deviantID and bio.
Tweets including deviantART links are now eligible to show up in
FAN.It's very hot where I live. It's 27 degrees Celsius at NIGHT.FAN.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have a fan in my room that would help, but as it got hotter, the fan was less effective.
It's been hard to sleep because its so FREAKING hot in my room.
But I went up to my fan to turn it up.
And what did I find?
There was big sheet of paper just clingin' to the back grill of the fan.
I removed that piece of shit motherfucker.
AND MY FAN WORKS SO GOOD SWEET CELESTIA LIFE IS GREAT!!!
You could almost say my room is now...
"...20% coole--" I MEAN "much easier to relax in!" Yes. The latter.
Seniority Announcements - August 2013Seniority Announcements - August 20137 months 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
More FIAT More Imagination WinnersMore FIAT More Imagination Winners5 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
RulesView EntriesView Original ArticleView Semi-Finalists18+ International
In the More FIAT® More Imagination Contest we asked you to give us a glimpse of what you would expect to see going on inside the FIAT® 500L at Art Basel, and the winners are in. Casey Hurbis, head of FIAT® communications, reviewed the 25 semi-finalists and picked the art that will be featured on three FIAT® 500L cars at Art Basel, Miam
The LOL Corner #129The LOL CornerThe LOL Corner #1298 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
Beta-Reader Match-Making: A Fan Fiction ContestJust a reminder that even if you missed Phase One, you can still jump in and participate as an editor for Phase Two! Just comment or note me and I'll randomly assign you a story to edit!Beta-Reader Match-Making: A Fan Fiction Contest9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
My tenure as Community Volunteer of Fan Fiction ends tomorrow, and I want to go out with a bang. So here's one more competition with prizes so you'll all remember me fondly!
A writer's best friend is another writer. Sometimes you just cannot objectively look over your own work and fix all your mistakes. You need a fresh pair of eyes to help you, and who better than someone else who understands the labors of love you're undertaking? That is where editors come in. But for many people, finding a literary helpmate can be difficult.
What's this about?
This is a two-part contest for writers of fan fiction. Phase One: Write a fan fiction but don't bother to proofread it. Post it in its raw, unedited first draft (just make sure it's still legible--correct your typos, at the ve
Improved DMCA Reporting SystemImproved DMCA Reporting System1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Hello, deviants! In an effort to keep the community informed and to provide the best possible experience for our members, we wanted to inform you of changes to our reporting system.
DeviantART is dedicated to protecting our artists, and in an effort to be able to more quickly handle complaints by deviants who have had their rights infringed on, we have changed the way we receive complaints from the artist or the copyright holder.
In the past, we took reports by the copyright holder in two different ways: An informal report via the Report Violation tool and a formal complaint via contacting the Help Desk. While both of these methods were effective, they presented many setbacks.
The informal report did not gather all the necessary information for a formal copyright complaint and was prone to misuse by well-meaning deviants who would attempt to report images they did not own the copyright to
Two Thousand and Not TwelveFirst of all,Two Thousand and Not Twelve1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to thank everyone for the Birthday Wishes back in December I tried answering all or most of your Birthday/Holiday wishes, and I am really sorry if I missed your comment! If you did not get a response from me or if you had a question, please feel free to send me a note anytime and I'll get back to you
Second, I know I went missing for about two months but I'm hoping that things will start slowing down again so I can work on comics and other art-related things. I have a bunch of tm Comics lined up since... 4 months ago... and I'm hoping to actually work on them soon (Along with StupidFox, of course). But mainly during these past two months, I've been doing a lot of sketching and going back on working with old mediums.
Warning: This is a Beginning of a Rant
Recently, I've realized that I do not have as much time to work on art as I did one year ago. And I l
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 Thoughts5 months 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
1000 Point Giveaway! (CLOSED)Winners have been announced! Look here!!!!1000 Point Giveaway! (CLOSED)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
And just a little fact: The list I've been making of entrants is over TEN pages long with over 1200 numbers! Thanks for joining! ^^
Okay enough of joining giveaways.....it's time to host one!
Remember the big surprise I was talking about in the previous journal? Well here it is! My BIGGEST giveaway yet! Total prizes reach 1000 !!!!
1st PLACE: 400
2nd PLACE: 200
3rd PLACE: 100
SIX more winners will be chosen who EACH will receive 50 !!!!!
I will be so broke after this...
But of course there are always the rules......
Please please please fave the journal!
[Bullet; Red] Make another journal about this giveaway and provide a link of that journal in the comments (this will help spread the word about this g
Fiat Semi-FinalistsIn the More Fiat, More Imagination Contest we challenged you to create a custom window wrap for the Fiat 500L, that would give us a glimpse of what we'd see going on inside the vehicle at Art Basel. Our judges have decided on the top twenty-five creations and sent them to Casey Hurbis, head of FIAT® communications, who will now decide which three will be featured on vehicles at Art Basel, Miami! Congratulations to the 25 Semi-Finalists below!Fiat Semi-Finalists6 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
Three-Month Premium Membership2,000 deviantART points
Read Contest ArticleRead Official Rules
Site Update: Sales Statistics to Beta TestersIn 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: Sales Statistics to Beta Testers8 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sales Statistics on the Earnings Page (Beta Testers)
As part of an initiative to consolidate features and make deviantART more user-friendly, the statistics system for Prints has been ported into the My Earnings page!
Stats for Prints have been ported into the Earnings page to make them more readily accessible. In addition, stats for Premium Content and Commissions have been incorporated as well, so you can easily track sales for your Prints and downloads all from one page. You can sort statistics by date or by sale to find what information you're look
History of April Fool's dAy!This article is written for the projecteducate's Community Week as well as ArtHistoryProject's dA Related month.History of April Fool's dAy!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here is a brief history of April Fool's pranks deviantART has played on it's members. Please note that information is still missing (mostly older years) - this is because some April Fool's pranks were never recorded or are lost in the millions of journals on the site.
2001 - "jark is Arrested"
jark is arrested in Disneyland for cutting in line and refusing to move to the back.
2004 - "British Takeover"
April Fool's Day 2004 marked the day the British took over deviantART. New rules were enforced on that day, including spelling "color", "colour" and saying "Cheers guv'nor" instead of "Thank You".
"Please note that any American who uses the term "socce
EDIT: ENDED - WIN A 3 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP! EDIT: GIVE AWAY HAS ENDED. congratulations to Swiftycat for winning!EDIT: ENDED - WIN A 3 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: GIVEAWAY ENDS LATER TODAY AT 6 PM (PST)
so i decided to just do a giveaway for the premium i wanted to give.
i'll be doing more of these in time, since that's mostly what my points will be for- giving premiums away. ♥
WAYS TO ENTER:
• you must be (or can become) a watcher of mine
• make a journal or poll featuring this giveaway, then comment this with the link to your journal/poll
• do not enter more than once, you will be disqualified
after you comment i will reply with a number and i will choose the winner using http://www.miniwebtool.com/random-name-picker/
GIVEAWAY WILL END NEXT THURSDAY (THE 20) AT 6 PM (PST)
winner will be announced via journal and will receive a note from me
have fun! CC:
200 point giveaway! OVER, WINNERS DECIDEDOVER! I HAVE LISTED THE WINNERS BELOW!200 point giveaway! OVER, WINNERS DECIDED9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Final contestant list here:
1st: 100: thecatpolice #3
2nd: 70: MasterSaruwatari #60
3rd: 30: confetticandie #67
Congratulations! I will send the points momentarily c:
Hey guys~! I recently got a bunch of points, but I don't know what to do with all of them! But since I was feeling generous...I decided to host this giveaway (: it's my very first one, so go easy on me xD Okay, so I am giving away 200 deviantart points to split among three people. I will be using random.org to decide the winners. The prize
Over 700 Points worth of Giveaways!! [CLOSED]Hello to you all!!Over 700 Points worth of Giveaways!! [CLOSED]8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've had my finals so now I'm back. Since my birthday is coming up in 2 weeks time...
1 Month Premium Membership x 1
100 for 2 lucky deviants
50 for 4 other deviants
I'm trying to build interest here, so it's all appreciated!
How to enter the giveaway
Add this journal to your favourites
Write a journal about me and create a link back to my page.
Then, just comment on THIS JOURNAL with what you have done with a link to your journal.
Prizes will be drawn through a random number generator, this will be done on July 18th (my birthday!)
Plea sort of
If you like having giveaways and receiving points, please donate to me. This allows me to have even more giveaways! The amount doesn't have to be huge, even 1 helps.
To view the winners, follow this link: http://easypoints-4-you.devia
Commission Giveaway (CLOSED)Edit: The winners are :iconchoco-bunni:, :iconwarao: and :iconciibou:Commission Giveaway (CLOSED)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations! Please note me what you want me to draw! *^* (48hr time)
If you don't have any img references I'll choose another winner >A< ( I also do fanart)
Christmas is coming and I decided to do another Giveaway!
This time is just for my dear watchers.
I will chose 3 lucky winners!
You can chose what you would like to commission (only One prize)
♥+Fav this journal
♥Write a journal about this giveaway with the thumbs of the prizes
and a linkback
♥The winners need to have img reference for the prize, I wi