Positive mentions :)We, as beta testers, already longer had the pleasure to experiment with this nifty feature of the website.Positive mentions :)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But now it has finally went public: DeviantArt mentions!
So what does this mean for us, as users?
While you can change settings in your user panel, per default we all get mentioned when someone lists our name in a journal. So there will be no more talking about us behind our back. But on the positive side; you will be mentioned of all the people naming you in journals, or admiring your artwork
Spread the positivity!
Now we know this, let's all take a few minutes to let some people know we admire them or their artwork.
Comment in the comment section, with the people you admire most. Either for their art or their personality.
I'll start out to name a few
Just something I stumbled upon today"Admit it. You aren't like them. You're not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the "normal people" as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like "Have a nice day" and "Weather's awful today, eh?", you yearn inside to say forbidden things like "Tell me something that makes you cry" or "What do you think deja vu is for?". Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the otJust something I stumbled upon today1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Time for Time for Science!With our host: Mister Science!Time for Time for Science!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do's and don'ts for flawless interactionNot much to say about this.Do's and don'ts for flawless interaction8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Just some basic tips and tricks for flawless interaction on DeviantArt
Watch people when you honestly find them interesting.
Watch your friends, even if they don't have amazing art. It helps you stay updated with their progress.
Watch groups. They'll offer you a fine selection of art you're interested in, and will help you discover new (interesting) artists.
Check the faves of people you watch. As you like their work, you might have similar tastes in art. Checking their faves might help you find cool art.
Recommend art from people that you watch for a Daily Deviation (if good art, of course).
Uncheck all boxes when watching. There's nothing more disappointing than an empty watch.
Little TalksAh, I love the piano version of that song so much~ Plus it's thanks to that song that I am able to write the next chapter of Elemental Rising tonight. Any ideas for pics you wanna see of the group?Little Talks2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I saw the movie Ratatoullie and I just realized: I take the moral of that movie into serious heart. "Anyone can cook". The scene when Remmy is hearing Gusteau talk on TV about being fierce and brave is gorgeous, about how you must never give up even when you are at your lowest point. Anyone can draw a line on a piece of paper, but only the true artist will keep adding lines until that line becomes the Mona Lisa. You cannot ever limit yourself or others. Maybe that line didn't become the Mona Lisa, maybe it looks like a deformed tree or something. Well you know what? You made it. You may think it's bad, then what are you going to do about it? Mope? Quit? NO. You draw an extra line, turn that tree into a tree house, turn that tree into a dragon, THERE ARE NO LIMITS. Maybe you end up with so
suggesting DD's (daily deviations)Edit on Sept 3, 2013: I changed this article a bit after I had a friendly chat with some of the (former) volunteers and senior members of the website. I hope the details help you in making even better submissionssuggesting DD's (daily deviations)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Everybody on DeviantArt seems to know about the Daily Deviations, or DD's. The handful of artworks that makes it to the frontpage every day. The artworks that are shown at the bottom of the site all day long, and get loads of exposure. I guess they're the wet dream for many people on DA.
DD's are usually a reason for discussion. I can't even begin to count the topics on the forums that are about why some deviations are chosen over others, and how the quality of those deviations keep declining year after year. Not many people know, however, that's it's not entirely up to the staff which works are picked. And that we can have our own vote on this.
So I can have an influence
A Special Request... "Hollowgaze...?"A Special Request...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Fallemdreams approached his brother slowly and shyly in the medicine den. It has been moons since Fallendreams has spoke to Hollowgaze. All he saw Hollowgaze do was work, work and work. Fallendreams looked in the medicine den, turning his head from left to right he then caught his gaze of his older brother. Hollowgaze was staring at him with his emerald eyes which shone in the Moonlight peeking through the den. Hollowgaze was shivering, seeing the sight of hus monstrous brother. What would he want with him? After all these moons, did he want to abuse him or something worse.
"W-what is i-it Fallen..." Hollowgaze lowered his pose until his body slumped on the cold floor. He curled his tail around his leg and gulped. Fallendreams sighed lightly, seeing his petrified brother. The warrior sat down where he was as he looked at Hollowgaze.
"I....I have a request..." He spoke lightly and harmlessly to his brother, turning his head away embarr
NEW CONTEST: Draw Izka or Amelia!! [closed]CONTEST CLOSED!NEW CONTEST: Draw Izka or Amelia!! [closed]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED UP TO A WEEK AFTER DEADLINE.
PLEASE GIVE ME SOME TIME TO CHOOSE WINNERS, THANK YOU! ^^
So I decided to open a new contest, draw either one or both of my original characters: Izka & Amelia!
I really hope you will be interested in entering
~~~~~~~~~CHARACTERS: Izka and Amelia~~~~~~~~~
Click the image below for more info about the characters!!
- Draw my Original Character: Amelia or Izka, or both girls.
- You can draw only one girl or both together.
- You can add your own original characters to the picture as long as theres Amelia or Izka in it! (or both)!
Weekly 200 Points Giveaway - Week 7 [CLOSED]It's overWeekly 200 Points Giveaway - Week 7 [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This week winners'
Congratulations . I'll start another one in a few hours
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Alright, time for another one, better later than never
There will be 4 winners ( 50 each ) on this giveaway.
It's easy to participate :iconrinlaplz:
Say something nice about the person who posted before you
And that's it!
The winner will be announced august 30
Lit Contest: The More Things Change...the more they stay the same.Lit Contest: The More Things Change1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Iiiiit's contest time! All original literature welcome.
This is a speculative fiction contest—the technology requirement could cover steampunk, 'John Carter,' 'The Windup Girl,' 'Watchmen,' '2001: A Space Odyssey' or about anything else you can think of. The one thing that isn't permissible is magic.
That was a joke.
Your story must center around the development of a relationship between two entities.
Some things to consider:What kind of relationship is it? (No, "relationship" doesn't have to mean "romance.")Who/what is it between?Is the development positive/negative?
The relationship must be noticeably changed at the end.Distance/death don't count if they're still besties or whatever.I don't mean changed personalities. I mean a changed relationship.
Plausible but (currently) nonexistent technology must be integral to the development of this relationship.Time travel goes forward.Nothing goes faster than light, a
Switzerland x Pregnant! Reader: It Is Perfect!You stood wide-eyed in front of the bathroom mirror, frozen. A pregnancy test in your hand, that showed a positive sign of pregnancy. You've been feeling sick for days and you were thinking if you are just sick or something but the thing in your hand showed something different, YOU ARE PREGNANT WITH VASH ZWINGLI'S CHILD. You let out a little scream of shock, though Lili still heard it and came rushing to your aid. She came to your side, worry and concern obvious in her cute emerald eyes.Switzerland x Pregnant! Reader: It Is Perfect!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
"What's wrong, _____?" She asked you, words laced with worry.
You handed her the pregnancy test. She took it and stared at it. You stood there, wondering what reaction she would have. Silence was in the air that you could even hear a pin drop. Suddenly, a wide smile was on her cute face and eyes filled with happiness. You looked at her, confused about her reaction. She then looked at you, her smile still on her face.
"Lili-" You spoke but got cut off by her.
"Yay! I'm gonna be an aunt soon!
Is morality dead? Will you help save humanity?Love all more than yourself (1), and hate none more than yourself (2), but trust none more than yourself. (3)Is morality dead? Will you help save humanity?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
1) love everyone more than yourself. We're all the same, we have fears, desires, expectations, and hate. Accept yourself on all aspects but never judge another as you would never seek to be judged. We've all been through experiences that are unique and monumental, the things that make us who we are. Everyone biggest fears, wants, and expectations are largely the same overall. Fears of being alone, death, life, and the unknown. Desires of wealth, happiness, and to be special to someone. Expectations of equality, of obtaining the for mentioned with ease, and expectations of justice. The fact is we are all more similar then we could ever understand, most people won't face these facts. It's scary to think we're not unique and not special, however it's in these similarities that we are special. Were all on the same journey and we all will end at the same place no matter what it's ca
IdolizationIdolization is a strange and dangerous thing.Idolization1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Yet we all do it. Either aware or unaware.
It all starts when we see an artist here whose work we like a lot.
Most of us have been there. Seeing the work of an artists that hits a soft spot in you, for whatever reason that might be.
You admire it, but at the same time you feel sad because you realize your level is still miles away from this artist, and you will probably never be able to do the same.
But despite everything, you start following this person. And you keep following him.
Because somewhere deep in your soul, you hold the believe --or rather, hope-- that when you watch it long enough, it will reveal it's tricks.
That it will inspire you in some way. And that you'll be able to do the same.
Unconsciously, we all build images of our idol.
It's human nature, I guess. We fill in all the blanks. The things that we don't know from this person.
Because an idol isn't a person anymore at that point. It has become an ico
Don't forget to look backMany people say that looking back is a bad thing to do, because it makes you dwell on the past and is getting you nowhere.Don't forget to look back1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I beg to differ! Because I think it doesn't hurt to look back on what you already achieved, every once in a while.
In contrary; it can be a great motivation.
I came to DeviantArt, almost 7 years ago, with close to no expectations.
To provide you a bit of a background; As a kid, I used to show my drawings to all the people around me (to the level of sheer annoyance). And in the early years of the internet, I posted my writings and drawings on several Dutch forums, where I got quite the feedback on it. But as social media gradually took over the internet, and the small forums I used to reside on died a slow death, I realized the stage of getting feedback there would soon be over for me.
DeviantArt was in that sense the next place to move to. A community that wasn't killed by the influence of social media. But it was a hard place to move to.
As a non-nativ
Ramblings about 'internet fame'A lot of stuff has happened lately in life lately, and is has made me think about things, and about my perspective on it. One of those things, is the internet.Ramblings about 'internet fame'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you know, I'm a huge nerd. While as kid, I didn't had a computer at home, and I hated those damn machines because I wasn't able to work with them at all (so much fail T__T), I soon caught up when I got my first computer at age 14. And while most of my family expected me to end up as a hopeless internet addict, I soon started to learn myself how to program. The rest is history. With my 26th birthday, I also celebrated being a webprogrammer for 10 years already. Oh yeah, I'm getting old for sure.
The recent chain of events have caused me to think about the internet and it's role in life, however. When I first started out with art, I was only a little girl. Me, and both of my younger sisters, were all very creative. And we spend almost all of our time drawing at the kitchen table, while discussing about the characters we
500 Points Giveaway (Closed)The one and only winner of this giveaway: :iconreijaphantomhive:500 Points Giveaway (Closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The winner was determined by a randomizer, not me.
To all my winner, congratulation for winning =w=
To all my other contestants, better luck next time >w<
Thank you all for joining~
Lately, I have been getting A LOT of points but I didn't want to spend it on a Premium Membership yet so I am doing another 500 points giveaway.
Best day at schoolToday in music class my friend Maddie had a really bad fan girl attack because the lead singer of 5 seconds to summer followed her on Twitter.Best day at school1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Holy shit she started to gasp for air and make all these strange noises X'D Everyone thought she had a breathing problem ahahah
It was so bad she had to go to the bathroom and she almost cried X'D She says she's going to scream and cry of joy when she got home X'D
I can give you guys her Twitter if you really want me too. But I really just thought this was funny
Also, my friend was listing off what she thought of everybody and my other friend said "And Swift's insane" I lost it X'D I sometimes wonder if they really do think there is some thing wrong with me, I only say this cause
-I talk about killing people and blood
-I watch the weirdest shit and think it's amazing
-I know all these wonderful people who are very dirty minded
-Can you Quack Like A Duck is a very good song
-Me and my one friend pretend we are lesbians together X'D
Recorte de Presupuesto!!Me he quedado sin CREDITO en mi tarjeta y solo me quedan points para 5MP, lamento que haya pasado esto pero en vez de ser 10 mp las que sorteare seran solo 5, no me pidan mas points por que ya no me quedan.Recorte de Presupuesto!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
He gastado $5,950.00 ($548.22 dollares) o 43,508 solo en mis concursos.
y solo me quedan 2,309 los cuales usare para dar las 5 MP
Cuando pueda solucionar esto volvere a hacer concursos. Gracias y espero me entiendan.
Speed painting challenge!Hey guys!Speed painting challenge!16 hours ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've really been into speed painting lately, so I wanted to challenge myself. And also you!
The idea of a speed painting is that you take a limited amount of time for a painting. This can be half an hour, or up to two hours, depending how much time you have (and are willing to spend). During that time you make a painting, or get as far as possible. When you reach the time limit, the painting is done. No getting back to it. No cheating. It's done.
Use any medium. I use digital, because it's fast and clean. But you can use traditional as well.
Use references if needed. Don't forget; References are GOOD!!!
Take these tips and tricks to heart.
Take 1 to 2 hours per painting. Not more. Don't cheat.
Why I still draw mangaYou know what's the funny thing about getting older and (apparently) more serious with art? People ask you why you don't 'move on' with it.Why I still draw manga7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the last few years, as my interest in art in general grew and I attended more traditional art workshops, the question that was most asked to me was:
"Why don't you move on from that manga style of yours?"
Implying that manga was a childish thing to draw, and that when I wanted to go anywhere more serious with my art, I would better move on to a more mature and realistic style.
Now, as some as you know I have close to no intention to go professional. It would take the fun out of drawing, in my opinion. But it honestly bothers me people see manga in such a negative light nowadays, especially considering we live in an era in which manga artists like yuumei, sakimichan or GENZOMAN (and many others) have build solid careers on their manga drawing skills,
Contest time! [Ended]Now it's time to put the prizes for each place!Contest time! [Ended]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
300 from Pekobell
300 from Tish-Marie
1 icon from Kittenica
1 full body from choli-adopts
1 gamer icon from choli-adopts
1 full body and 1 chibi from VienaRyougi
1 chibi from MoeKimiko
Full Body & Chibi from Rahhrr
1 chibi pagedoll from StarlightCrystalz
1 full body from milkyparade-pon
mini doole from milkyparade-pon
1 full body from AikoSora
1 gamer icon from choli-adopts
100 from Pekobell
100 from Tish-Marie
1 icon from Kittenica
Half body and 1 chibi from VienaRyougi
Traditional chibi from RosesAreCrazy
1 head shot pixel icon from MoeKimiko
Half Body & Pixel from Rahhrr
Blinking headshot fr
Official #All-Art-Wanted FEATURE YOURSELF boardIf you want an 1 month interview - write something about you hereOfficial #All-Art-Wanted FEATURE YOURSELF board3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here you can present yourself or introduce if you are a new member and get some help here.
Or present yourself with a short text about you with maybe some link examples of your art ?
We are looking forward to see your presentations