Art Theme Contest WinnersWe challenged you to create the perfect wall of art, and you responded with some absolutely amazing entries! The judges have selected the 5 winners from the thousands of entries. Check out the winners below.
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Art Theme ContestCreate the perfect wall of art from the best community of artists in the worldArt Theme Contest1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Find a common theme and select three Prints from the Fine Art section of the Prints Shop that you feel would look great together on a wall. Our judges will then select 5 Finalists to win their selections presented in the NEW Gallery Framed Print style. Artists will be paid their full royalty on the winning prizes.
When you win, your walls win, and the Artists win, too!
How To Enter
Decide on an original and compelling theme.
Select 3 Fine Art Prints related to the theme.
Provide a quick description of your theme in your submitted comment.
Place your selection in a comment below.
The new Add Media tool, which lets you easily add formatting, emoticons, and images to comments, can be used in full on this article. Adding images to comments by using the Conversation, Sta.sh
Community Relations Celebrates !We're celebrating our 13th birthday with a vast array of exciting events and contests! Join us as we welcome in deviantART's 'teenage' yearsCommunity Relations Celebrates !1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First take a trip down memory lane with the Timeline of deviantART
Then get involved in one of the many events and contests listed below!
Contests & Challenges
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest
When: August 5th - August 14th
Learn more about the event here.
dA 13th Birthday Photomanip Challenge
When: August 7th - August 10th 1PM Pacific Time
Learn more about the event here.
Photomanip Mini-Contest: It's a reBirthday
The Artist Behind The Lexus IS DesignThe Artist Behind The Lexus IS Design10 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Robert Evans (PSAS), a longtime member of the deviantART community, has succeeded in making a radical artistic statement about turning artists' visions into actual realities.
Robert's pathway to actualization of his vision was facilitated by forward-thinking executives at Lexus who reached out to the creative cutting edge, to deviantART artists, for new revolutionary design ideas for the production of their 2014 Lexus IS. The Lexus IS Design Contest was born and dA's Robert Evans has come away with the prize: experiencing having his personal artistic conceptualization of how an automobile should look and roll become a real world reality. As Grand Prize Winner, the new Lexus built to Robert's design was debuted at the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas before 60,000 US and international buyers and then featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show before 12,000 industry decision-makers and 4,000 media correspondents from 50 countries.
Site Update: Gallery Frames, Description WriterWhat's NewSite Update: Gallery Frames, Description Writer1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Introducing the New Gallery Framed Print
We are proud to announce the Gallery Frame, our newest addition to an already stellar line of Prints Shop products.
DeviantART's new Gallery Frames are an alluring yet durable option for collectors looking to preserve the art they love. In addition to its elegant design and protective qualities, Gallery Frames are also our least expensive framing option, ranging from about $25 to $75!
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Writing Descriptions with Sta.sh Writer (Beta Testers)
As part of our initiative to make formatting and conversation easier and more dynamic, you can now use the Add Media tool to add content and formatting to deviation d
Site Update: Happy New Year!What's NewSite Update: Happy New Year!11 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As with the previous Site Update, this week's Site Update is a little different than usual in that we don't have any publicly visible changes due to our holiday closure. However, stay tuned because we'll be back in full force next week! In the meanwhile, check out...
You're Not Alone
Throughout the holiday season and looking forward to the New Year, it can be easy to feel an ineffable disconnect for any multitude of reasons. But if the thriving and ever-growing community of deviantART can give you one gift now and in the year to come, it's the knowledge that you are not alone. Let art and community into your soul for an inspirational dose of healing whenever you may need it.
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Choosing a Fixed Form for your PoemPoetry BasicsChoosing a Fixed Form for your Poem1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Choosing a Fixed Form for your Poem
If you want to know how to write a sonnet deviantART has you covered but what if you want to know if the sonnet is the right choice for the poem you intend to write? The point of this journal is to introduce the steps in the process of choosing a fixed form to write in and some questions a writer should work through to find a form that suits the content.
Know Your Forms
There's no way around this one, in order to choose a fixed form you must first know what's out there. A great guide here on dA to get your bearings on poetry forms is Beccalicious' PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z. Here's another excellent guide that is for
Poetry Basics Week - Assonance and ConsonanceThese two rhetoric figures are the classic examples of writing techniques that are as easy to employ as they are to be overdone and make what you're writing feel awful, like you're trying too hard.Poetry Basics Week - Assonance and Consonance1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
What they mean is sort of obvious from the name, and that's your first help: unlike other rhetoric devices, they're as simple as the name sounds.
Consonance is the repetition of the same consonant sound in a sentence, verse or stanza. Assonance, similarly, is the repetition of a vowel sound in a short sequence.
You probably read or heard both of them a lot! Either in ads or Literature or songs, assonance and consonance are a very helpful trick. The similarity of sound that they create makes what you're reading or listening (mind you – that's the effect they have when used correctly) be fluid, it gives it a rhythm of its own and even its own "mood".
When it's overdone, on the other hand, it will make everything feel forced and put there just to have
Site Update: Staff Retreat, Holiday HQThis week's Site Update is a little different from usual in that we don't have any publicly visible changes. However, it's for a good reason. Our Devious Technology team is at a staff retreat! During this retreat, they're discussing our features, conducting hackathons, and creating prototypes for new features.Site Update: Staff Retreat, Holiday HQ1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Welcome to Holiday Headquarters 2013!
We're happy to announce the return of deviantART's Holiday Headquarters! Follow the Holiday HQ article each day to discover deals and special offers throughout this holiday season.
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Important Notice About Account Security
There was recently
Poetic Terms and TechniquesPoetic terms and techniquesPoetic Terms and Techniques1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
This article aims to give you a brief introduction to some poetic terms with which you can bemuse your friends and nonplus your enemies. Try and sling some of these terms into a casual conversation and watch the ensuing confusion.
If you don't want to confuse people, you could use these terms to discuss poetry like a badass
while smoking unfiltered cigarettes in a French cafe, when critiquing, or to give your own poetry a bit of a vajazzle.
These terms are arranged vaguely into alphabetical order for your convenience. Some of them will be covered in more detail in other articles throughout the week.
Alliteration (see also Sibilance)
Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds, often used for a specific effect in poetry.
the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
- - Wilfred Owen, ‘Anthem for Do
Specific Imagery: What Makes a Poem Good?Specific Imagery: What Makes a Poem Good?Specific Imagery: What Makes a Poem Good?1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
So what makes a poem good?
According to Samuel Taylor Coleridge (please, never just call him Sam) the definition of poetry is "the best words in their best order".
Fine. But what exactly does that mean?
It means that good poetry is about much more than just matching rhythm and rhyme. What elevates any poem above its peers is the specific choice of words to match the poet's intent.
Say what now?
Think of it this way: our chosen words are our color palette, and the way we combine them equates to brush strokes and blending. Strong words equal bold hues, while overused and cliché terms are a lot like faded watercolors. You want your hard work to stand out, not blend in, right?
Of course I do!
Then my biggest piece of advice is this: choose your words.
What do you mean? I always choose my words; I'm a writer, after all!
What I mean is, do your best to choose the most appro
More FIAT More Imagination WinnersMore FIAT More Imagination Winners1 year 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
Trick or Treat Contest - WINNERS!!**SCROLL DOWN TO THE END AND FIND OUT WHO WON!**Trick or Treat Contest - WINNERS!!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Halloween is coming up fast and the Artisan Crafts CV team wants to throw a special contest in it's honour. At the same time we want to promote the Artisan Crafts community so all of the entries will have to be categorized as such to be eligible.
The contest starts on September 18th and ends on November 1st 2013.
If your entry does not follow these rules, it will be automatically disqualified!!!
1 entry per category maximum.
Artisan Crafts only!!Entry must be created on or after start dateLink to this contest so that we know you've read and understood the rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Categories & Prizes
BEST PUMPKIN CARVING
Just as the title says, we're looking for the best pumpkin carving. It needs to be carved by you.1 year subscriptio
Site Update: SaveDotArtIn 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: SaveDotArt6 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Two years ago, deviantART embarked on the beginning of a long process of applying to manage .ART, a new top-level domain that we believe belongs to the art community as a whole.
While the application process is still ongoing, we are committed to the .ART domain being one for artists, by artists. We have partnered with e-flux to take a stand for the future of art online — and we need your help to do so.
Site Update: Autocomplete to Beta TestersWhat's NewSite Update: Autocomplete to Beta Testers1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Autocomplete for Mentions (Beta Testing)
We've just launched an addition to the Mentions feature that makes it easier than ever to interact with your friends! Now, when you begin typing a username after the "@" symbol, you'll see a list of deviants you +Watch and other deviants.
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dAmn It To Be Phased Out
The deviantART community is always growing and changing. To keep the site fresh and relevant, we need to focus on what's important. Recently, we've been going through site features and settings to assess usage, traffic, community reception, and how the feature helps contribute to deviantART's goals.
dAmn It, the system where deviants can submit and vote on funny quotes from
Activity vs. Community When combining millions of artists working with different media, style, experience level, etc. being here can become overwhelming and finding your "place" can seem almost impossible. Throughout the last few weeks I've noticed more and more people asking "how can I be more active?" and "how do I get involved in the community?"Activity vs. Community1 year ago in Personal More Like This
These are both the same question and completely different questions at the same time. Though the answers to both are quite similar if not the same the difference between activity and community is huge! We're going to cover the answers and difference to both of those in this article.
There are three basic ways to being active on dA and getting involved the community. Everything after this will actually lead right back to these three things.
Commenting: is the best and most effective way to particicpate in our community becaus
Site Update: Description WriterWhat's NewSite Update: Description Writer1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Writing Descriptions with Sta.sh Writer
As part of our initiative to make formatting and conversation easier and more dynamic, you can now use the Add Media tool to add content and formatting to deviation descriptions, Sta.sh item descriptions, and Sta.sh stack descriptions!
This makes it easier than ever to add formatting to your artist's description, and it also makes it easier than ever for Premium Members to include images in descriptions!
New "Create A Profile" Flow
We've updated and simplified the "Create Your Profile" modal to make it easier to sign up and get your Profile Page started!
The "Edit In Sta.sh Writer" button would not work when single-clicked. Fixed by ZombieCoder
On the "Manage Friends" page, Groups containing some non-alphanumeric characters in their titles caused errors. Fixed by kemayo
Witches of East End Contest WinnersWitches of East End Contest Winners4 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
In our Witches of East End Contest, we challenged you to illustrate a scene or element from one of Edgar Allan Poe's classic tales: "The Black Cat," "The Tell-Tale Heart," or "The Raven." The Creative team behind the Witches of East End have hand-picked three winners, with the top winner earning a spot for their artwork in the upcoming season finale of Witches of East End! Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations, winners!
Breaks: Slam and StyleTo some people, poetry is a quiet medium. It rests on a page. It lies there. It slumbers.Breaks: Slam and Style2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Slam is different.
Slam is about shouting.
Slam, or spoken word poetry, is poetry that is... well... spoken. It might be poetry that doesn’t make sense unless it’s spoken out loud; it may be poetry that just, like Andrea Gibson or Shane Koyczan’s work, sounds better that way. Long poems are difficult; people tend to get tangled up in them. Slam poetry is, in my mind, the contemporary solution for epic poems – it breaks down five-minute sagas into swells of voice, and by doing so guides you through something that it might tire your eyes or mind too much to read.
But slam presents a unique set of challenges to the writer, one of which is that, in writing for an aural audience instead of the usual visual one, the ‘traditional’ method of line breaks is eschewed. It no longer makes sense to break in the places that
Billy Blue Change Your World ContestBilly Blue Change Your World Contest1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Designers are always learning, always evolving, they are true agents of change, in their lives and the world around them. Billy Blue College of Design has helped inspire the careers of many graduate creatives who have gone on to change the world around them.
How to EnterSubmit EntryRulesView EntriesView Semi-Finalists
13+ AU Only
Billy Blue College of Design has grown into an inspirational space for des
Site Update: Welcoming New DeviantsIn 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: Welcoming New Deviants6 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For deviants with rebilling enabled on their Premium Membership, the Rebilling page would display an incorrect setting status on the day before rebilling occurred. Fixed by yury-n
For a brief period, dashes would be unintentionally stripped from deviation titles. Fixed by Alisey
When inputting text into the Real Name field of the deviantID widget, it would only allow 4 letters of the Cyrillic alphabet. Fixed by Alisey
Some Gallery Folder thumbnails would only load after scrolling down the page. Fixed by lepidosteus
Monster High Winners AnnouncementMonster HighMonster High Winners Announcement1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Monster High Contest: Azrael Devi
The Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of deviantART1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As of today, it's been 14 years since deviantART was founded. I've taken this opportunity to gather up some historical information with the help of Moonbeam13 and some members of the Community Relations team.
I hope you enjoy taking a step back in time!
Please note: it is extremely difficult to track down some events in deviantART's history (in particular, the first few years) and that some dates are only approximate.
August: tech13 becomes the first recipient of the prestigious Deviousness Award.
August 4: The first member-submitted deviation is uploaded - A Dangerusss QNX by dangeruss
August 7: deviantART.com founded by spyed, jark and matteo.
August 15: The first ever Daily D
The Artist's Toolbox - Working with ReferencesThe Artist's Toolbox - Working with ReferencesThe Artist's Toolbox - Working with References9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I can draw anything... as long as I get to look at it.
There is a great myth that drawing is a memory exercise. That if you can draw entirely from memory it makes you a better artist who deserves more kudos.
Of course the study of drawing will lead to a good memory of the things you've already studied how to draw, humans, animals, whatever it is that you love to draw. But the downfall of this is that you can restrict yourself to only drawing what it is you have studied how to draw, ie what you've memorised.
Using reference is not a weakness! It is a strength and almost all top level artists use a lot of reference. Using reference means you're not trapped one person's life experiences and can draw upon a wealth of extra knowledge. How can that be a weakness?
A lot of people seem to assume that the reference should come first. They go out and they scour the dA stock etc to find th
Site Update: Nested Stacks, Prints AgreementWhat's NewSite Update: Nested Stacks, Prints Agreement1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Nested Stacks in Sta.sh (Beta Testers)
Organizing your Sta.sh has been made easier than ever! You can now create stacks within stacks in your Sta.sh, giving you even more creative control over your projects!
You can also put certain files of a project in a sub-stack, so that you can share certain files with other deviants without having to share the full project. This makes sharing works-in-progress a smooth and simple process that won't compromise your work flow.
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Changes to the Prints Agreement
As part of a general review of the Prints Program, we noticed that the Prints Agreement needed clarity. The Prints Agreement has been updated, and Prints sellers should familiarize themselves with the changes made.