Recommend A Friend Project: Startup InformationEDIT: PLEASE CHECK OUT THE NEWEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT HERE:
Hey all. Welcome to the Recommend A Friend Project. This journal's purpose will be to describe this little project, and to tell you information about signing up. Please be sure to read all the following information carefully in order for things to run smoothly. If you'd like to spread word about this project or even just favorite this journal so it reaches a larger audience, it would be most appreciated!
Basically, I noticed a part of my profile seemed a little blank, so I decided to create a custom box on my page dedicated to featuring deviants of all talents weekly . The box will feature a recommended friend, and the deviant that recommended them. It will also include a tidbit about the recommended friend, including why you should check them out Each duo will be up for a week, and at the end of the month, I will collect all of th
Praising Life ProjectWelcome to the Praising Life ProjectPraising Life Project3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's really hard for anyone to stay positive all the time. I definitely agree with that.
However, when things go wrong, it's so easy to forget how much you've been blessed. It's amazing that we have the internet, people who care, and hope...
Although there is a lot of bad in this world, there is also beautiful joy and countless things to appreciate.
And that makes me praise life.
The memories, the laughter, the joy, the hugs through hard times.
In this life, we only have one chance! I think one of our life purposes is to spread love throughout this world and leave it in better shape than before we were here.
It would be much appreciated if you help spread the word! ( & Comment!)
Devious Accents `05Have you ever wondered what goes on in the artistic endeavors of a Senior? What makes them tick?Devious Accents `053 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Devious Accents" is a feature/interview series of Senior Members here on deviantART that aims to surface key features of each Senior and to show them to the community as a whole, brought to you by dAseniors--the official group for Senior Members on deviantART!
Finally, thoughts and sentiments from the Senior-side are revealed to the general community. Let's get started!
Joining us this week will be TimberClipse,
a young director of photography and Deviousness Award recipient of May 2012!
MiloticScale: Why did you decide to make the leap and become a deviant?
TimberClipse: I was originally introduced to deviantART by one of my friends right after turning thirteen. It was a fantastic decision and one that I truly believe has shaped the years following for me to grow and develop not only as a dev
Communities rely on Pillars made of HeartCommunities of all kinds are held up by pillars made of heart. Typically embodied by people who let the weight of their community rest on their shoulders, willing to let life be life. Sometimes it hurts, and sometimes it's comfortable. Regardless, the result is a halo that surrounds all participants in a community. The healing light of being mothered, fathered or cared for.Communities rely on Pillars made of Heart2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are very special people who take this role in your community. Maybe this person is you. In which case, please be you today, and every day. Because you are very important.
For the rest of us, we all know who the pillars are that hold up the communities that we care about. We all know the value of what they do, especially when we stop to think about it.
There is nothing in life that I have ever found a deeper admiration for than people who take on this role. Pillars of Community. When a human being digs their heels in, claims territory and begins to show Love towards a group of people, they begin to embody
So you want to be a CV...Sometimes I like to wander through the communityrelations group, and I always come across comments from people so willing to become volunteers, I constantly come across people who say "Applied for ___ gallery!", "I can't wait to be 18 to apply!", "I so want to be on the team!", there are some who list the complete CR roster in their personal profiles, who openly say in their tagline, signatures or devIDs "Hoping to be a CV one day", etc. This is specially evident in the The Community Relations Team journal, where the opening positions are listed.So you want to be a CV...4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To those people: take this journal just as a personal opinion and a friendly advice from a fellow community member, someone who loves the community and is willing to contribute and give back the way one can. This comes from my personal experience, shouldn't be taken as the whole Community Relations nor deviantArt's official stance.
Happy Birthday DeviantART! Welcome to WonderlandHappy Birthday DeviantART!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I find myself delighted to lay my rather large eyes on you. A purrfectly delicious mystery awaits you. Won't you come this way?
I've been a bad kitty-- a very naughty, naughty feline, indeed. You see, today is Alice's Unbirthday, and all the inhabitants of Wonderland had planned to join her and the Mad Hatter for tea and cake. But, the Mad Hatter, being quite a bit off his rocker, is requiring that everyone wear a hat to the party. Anyone without a hat cannot attend.
Whoops! Mysteriously, *smile* all the hats in Wonderland have gone missing. What a shame, what a shame. Whatever shall we do?
I know what we shall do. You and I, stranger, we shall go to the party together. I hear the cake is delicious this year, and there will be plenty for us.
Except, wait! HA! You cannot!!! You have no hat, either! I suppose you'll have to stay here, too, then. Very well. Goodbye.
You Watchin'? Check in - Watcher Thank Yous+PointsHello Deviants!You Watchin'? Check in - Watcher Thank Yous+Points3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So it's 2013, and so far, I have not posted anything for the new year. Eh... perhaps you're happy about that, or perhaps, you're feeling that I wasn't festive enough... So let's be festive. Deviant style.
I would like to thank a few of my watchers for watching me and making 2013 a year to remember. So I will randomly be giving out:
5 Selection features (I will choose a selection from your gallery to feature)
All you have to do:
Fave this journal
Comment with your favorite PLZ account, emote, or write something fun
This also doubles as my watcher-check in. I feel like this is more fun than just a boring poll [Shrug]
Happy new year deviants!
Two Weeks Left to Reach Our Goal! - 1000 Points!Hello Deviants!Two Weeks Left to Reach Our Goal! - 1000 Points!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
After receiving more than $1500 in donations on Indiegogo and an additional $850 from other donations, we are proud to say that we are well on our way to funding The Visual Narrative Project!
However, we are still looking for donations! Please consider sharing this journal, or donating on your own through Indiegogo
About a week ago we put out a casting and location call for actors, we have received some great applications and should know who will be part of our cast within the next week or two!
We have also received some absolutely amazing support both from deviants and from other sites including promotion from numerous groups including the NYS Governor's Office for Motion Picture & Television Development, we also have news interviews coming up for additional publicity.
CSS Did You Know? - October 19th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - October 19th, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
New Contest: Musically Inspired CLOSEDWINNERS ANNOUNCED:New Contest: Musically Inspired CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
UPDATE: ONE WEEK EXTENSION FOR THIS CONTEST. Entries will now be due on November 7th 2013 11:59PM PST
NEW PRIZES ADDED!
What inspires you to create? I often ponder this question while I browse deviantart. Many deviants I have spoken to have mentioned that music was a big influence with their artwork. This lead me to the idea for a contest
Please note this contest is not just for the members at ArtisticAnimals It's just being cross posted to get more exposure. I hope you all don't mind.
The theme of the contest is to create an artwork inspired by a song of your choosing, and also to let us know how/why you got inspired from that song in the description box.
Please read these rules carefully, if your entry does not include the things listed below, it will not be accepted!
Interviewing Aurora WienholdInterviewing AuroraWienholdInterviewing Aurora Wienhold2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Charlene Aurora Wienhold is one of the most popular traditional artists on DeviantArt. Her pictures are very characteristic and almost impossible to overlook, enchanting and thrilling at the same time. Since mid-2010, she works as a freelance illustrator and a concept artist, responsible for book illustrations, designs, concept arts and animation effects. (FAQ)
You are one of the most diligent deviants I've met, you paint 10 hours every day and update your fan pages with admirable orderliness. How difficult does it get, do you sometimes struggle with your inner muse?
In fact, there are days I work even longer, but there are also days when I do not get to draw. For several years my creativity is absolutely flooding. Especially when I'm on a trip with my family, many ideas just come to me. I
Inspiring Deviants: LiteratureEveryday, I have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful deviants who continue to inspire me. In the eight years I have shared my writing here, I have had the privilege to meet others who value my passion for Literature and beyond – and have gained so much. From many here I have learned the power of stirring inspiration, delving into our creative passions, and connections in love and friendship. I wanted to spotlight just a few artistic souls who have made a distinctive impact in my life – and to express my deepest gratitude towards them all for making a difference within our Literature community.Inspiring Deviants: Literature2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
You Have Made a Difference in My Life…
Amber shines not only through her graceful personality, but also in her talents as a writer. You can trust in knowing that with Amber’s writing you will find truth and beauty.
Everyday we're CV'ingAs a Community Volunteer - I do as much or as little within the community that I feel comfortable doing. We're not pressured to do this and that, we don't even have to give a Daily Deviation every day, we choose how we promote our selected galleries/chats and forums and we're not fixed to any specific rule on how much or how little we do. But I do believe that it's important to share with you just what the community volunteers do and why we do it. More importantly it's so easy to get lost on this site full of many people - and miss out on the awesome that's going on. So I'm going to share with you exactly what the latest awesome is...Everyday we're CV'ing3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Almost every week since October last year the Community Volunteers have been working hard both independently and as part of small teams to bring You Project Educate.
Project Educate is about bringing forward art forms whether they are popular or overlooked and giving
Want to Become an Alpha Tester? Now's Your Chance!Update: A massive thank you to everyone who sent in a application to be an alpha tester! Applications are now closed. Due to the volume of applications it will take a few more days to finish going through them. Users will be contacted if they are successful in getting a place, so keep an eye out! - DEVlANTWant to Become an Alpha Tester? Now's Your Chance!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Calling all beta testers, bug lovers and feature loving deviants.
I have exciting news! devBUG is looking for some new deviants to be Alpha Tester!
But what is an alpha tester?
An Alpha tester is a bit like a Beta tester only they get to test out new features before Beta testers do.
So, what do alpha testers get to do?
As an alpha tester you'll have the chance to talk to staff and developers about new and upcoming features, and help find and report any bugs that there may be, before it goes to beta testers or th
dA's 14th UnBirthday Chat/Forum Events!Off with their heads!!! Oh, oh, why hello everyone, I didn't see you there!dA's 14th UnBirthday Chat/Forum Events!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this journal you will find a list of all the fun shenanigans we have prepared for DeviantART's 14th UnBirthday celebrations in the chats and forums, and their schedule! We hope you'll have time to join in on all the fun!
If you need a time converter please use this.
All chat events will happen in #CommunityRelations and will be launched on Thursday August 7th.
Alice in Wonderland Trivia: This will be a fun trivia game in which you will be asked questions related to Alice in Wonderland, the book, both the original animated Disney movie, and Tim Burton's recent remake, in addition to the Once upon a time Alice in Wonderland television show. There will be 3
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!3 years 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
If you like it, Feature itIf you like it, Feature itIf you like it, Feature it2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Why should we bother writing journals and articles featuring art? It takes time and effort but is it really worth it? Do people read and look through our features?
I'll try to explore some of these questions in my today's article and I'd like you to write your experience and opinions as well!
Reasons to feature
"Why bother" is a question that a proud community member never asks himself. First of all, DeviantArt is a place of inspiration filled with pictures, rarely a person gets by without browsing art and eventually "faving" them. Some people focus entirely on collecting artworks into their Favorites folders - this action and displaying artworks in your journal or a poll brings me to the first reason, supporting the artist. Further than that, it starts a dialogue between you and the featured artist (either via Mentions or by letting them know about the feature yourself).
DeviantART Compliments #9dA ComplimentsDeviantART Compliments #92 years ago in Personal More Like This
25 more compliments sent in by wonderful deviants in the community!
Penis-Jam is someone who I've been secretly admiring- wait, no, not in that sense. plus shes already taken I admire her strength as an individual- she deals with some nasty problems in real life and yet, she is still a wonderful and supportive friend. Oh, and I do love admire her anatomy and traditional art skills too!
Astrikos is a total sweetheart. She's very, very active and always involved in the community! Always spreading the word, giving helpful critique, and being supportive, she is the epitome of true community spirit. Her photography is excellent, and she's a really lovely person to talk to.
Rising-Artists is a wonderful group that really kick started me into trying to get more involved in the community. I love being an administrator there, and I love all the ideas my fellow administ