Save The DateSAVE THE DATE
April 7th, 2014
24 HOURS ONLY!
Mark your calendars for April 7th!
When the clock strikes midnight in the wee early hours of April 7th Pacific time, we’ll be launching a truly devious deal that you’ll want to be a part of.
Real-life llamas for all to ride? The very first deviantMEET in outer space? Free pie? Who knows?! Leave your guess as a comment to this journal. We’ll pick the most creative and inventive answer each day, for the next 7 days, to win a ‘Til Hell Freezes Over Premium Membership.* Then, on April 2nd, we'll reveal the devious deal to one and all!
*One ‘Til Hell Freezes Over Premium Membership selection and giveaway per day. No purchase necessary for ‘Til Hell Freezes Over Premium
Tag Pages: What You Need To KnowThe following journal applies to deviants who have access to our new tags feature that was launched to a small test audience last week. If you received the following Hot Topic in your Message Center, you likely have access to tags. If you didn’t receive the following Hot Topic, you likely don’t have access at this time. Sit tight, as we’ll be rolling out the release to a wider audience soon!Tag Pages: What You Need To Know2 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Tags are our new way to label and create conversations around a topic. Tags can be used everywhere — in Status Updates, Collections, comments, deviation descriptions, or Journals. When clicked, you’ll discover a tag page full of content and activity around the topic.
As someone in the test audience for tags, you’re among the first to see the beginnings of our tag system and we’d appreciate your feedback -- both in terms of what you think so far, and where’d you’d like to see things go in the future.
Anatomy of a Tag Pag
Site Update: Google Analytics to Beta, New BrushesWhat's NewSite Update: Google Analytics to Beta, New Brushes10 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Google Analytics For Your Profile (Beta Testing)
Beta Testers can now link Google Analytics to their Profile! Google Analytics brings deviants access to comprehensive statistics about their deviantART profile, artwork, Journals, galleries, and collections.
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Calligraphy and Watercolor Brushes in deviantART Muro
Two new brushes have been added to Muro! One is a calligraphy brush that allows you to create calligraphic writing, and the other is a watercolor brush that lets you simulate a watercolor look.
Embedding SoundCloud Files In Journals
You can now share SoundCloud uploads in your Journal! When visiting SoundCloud and listening to a song, click the
Site Update: Save the DateIn 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: Save the Date8 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Save the Date
Mark your calendars for April 7th! When the clock strikes midnight in the wee early hours of April 7 in Los Angeles, we’ll be launching a truly devious deal that you’ll want to be a part of.
Real-life llamas for all to ride? The very first deviantMEET in outer space? Free pie? Who knows! Check the article for your chance to win a 'Til Hell Freezes Over Premium Membership, and check back on April 2nd for the big reveal!
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Happy Birthday DeviantART! Welcome to WonderlandHappy Birthday DeviantART!4 months 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.
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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Thank you for the feedback on the
Site Update: New CSS Options for Journal SkinsIn 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: New CSS Options for Journal Skins7 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
CSS3 Options for Journal Skins
Additional CSS options for Journal Skins have been released! Journal Skin designers can now use the transform, transform-origin, transform-style, and transition attributes when coding their Journal Skins, allowing for more dynamic designs than ever before.
The "Remove from Messages" button was missing from the new mobile deviation page. Fixed by yumeruby
Portfolios were not rendering properly on mobile devices. Fixed by ArtBIT
For a brief period, clicking the 'Add this widget' button on any
Introducing Improved CommentsWith over 1.5 million comments posted per day, deviantART's commenting system provides the backbone for fostering relationships across the globe. Whether mentoring one another, providing artistic support, or checking in with a friend, commenting is one of the site's most used and loved features.Introducing Improved Comments6 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
To highlight this vital aspect of community interaction and provide more control around conversations, we’re proud to release the first in a series of improvements to comments.
The Featured comments option allows deviants to showcase the most meaningful or interesting feedback they’ve received — helping those comments stand out from the rest. When someone leaves a feature-worthy reply on one of your deviations, you can now highlight that comment from the pencil menu.
Featured comments on deviations are highlighted and denoted with a special label.
Whether it’s a flubbed
Site Update: Mobile Deviations, Verold IntegrationIn 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: Mobile Deviations, Verold Integration8 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The New Mobile Deviation Page
The deviation page on the mobile website has just gotten a huge uplift!
In uplifting the mobile deviation page, we re-evaluated what the most important functions and information on the deviation page were, and altered the page to present them in the most easily accessible way. From there, the deviation page was given a visual refresh for ease, clarity, and simplicity.
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Site Update: deviantART muro Presets to BetaWhat's NewSite Update: deviantART muro Presets to Beta10 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Presets in deviantART muro (Beta Testers)
Adding filters to images when using deviantART muro just got easier! The new Presets tab in the sidebar allows you to quickly easily transform an image's appearance, ranging from things that professional photographers often do during post processing of images to fun diversions.
The filters in the Preset tab, many of which were previously available in the Filters menu, make it easier than ever to edit and share images, which is especially useful for deviants when sharing images quickly in comments or Journals.
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Firefox OS devices would automatically be sent to the desktop website instead of the mobile website. Fixed by
Site Update: Replying to FeedbackIn 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: Replying to Feedback5 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Editing the deviantID widget would trigger an "Invalid Country" error, if the location was set to "Unspecified". Fixed by elhsmart
Comment pages on the mobile website were not displaying properly. Fixed by ultramouse
Downloading Sta.sh files would not work when viewing files inside of a stack. Fixed by Alisey
The New Groups section of the Today page was missing. Fixed by justgalym
When viewing the edit history of a comment, the previous versions would display signatures, regardless of one's browsing preference setting. Fixed by ultra
7 awesome crafts you probably didn't know existed7 Awesome Crafts you probably didn't know existed7 awesome crafts you probably didn't know existed7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The world of crafting is fascinating and never ending. We have been crafting since the first human molded some mud into a pot, and a seemingly endless list of crafts has been created since. Some crafts are very well known, and you have probably dabbled a bit into them yourself... but some of them are a lot less known. I put some examples together, please enjoy them and leave a comment below letting us know how many of them you already knew if you know any unknown crafts, feel free to share them with us!
Extra credits if you already tried some of these!
Note: These are NOT totally obscure crafts that are only practiced in remote places of the world or that require specialized equipment, I chose crafts that should be easy enough to pick up but not a lot of people are doing.
1. Stone carving.
Incredible works of art can be made even from the humble common stone. Precious or semi-
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
(CLOSED) PREMIUM+POINTS GIVEAWAY~~ NOW CLOSED ~~(CLOSED) PREMIUM+POINTS GIVEAWAY9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am featuring winners in a separate journal later tonight or tomorrow!!
Good luck to everyone!
This is my 2nd Giveaway!!! I asked earlier what kind of contest you wanted since I have some points left, and you voted for a giveaway so here it is! 82 deviants participated last time (thank you!), let's see i̶f̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶g̶e̶t̶ ̶o̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶1̶0̶0̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶t̶i̶c̶i̶p̶a̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶-̶ ̶I̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶r̶a̶i̶s̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶w̶i̶n̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶p̶r̶i̶c̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶3̶0̶ ̶p̶
I am in Serious Trouble - A Call for HelpUpdate: I want to say a heartfelt thanks to all my friends and supporters, who are helping me now in my unfortunate situation! Your response is overwhelming. It means very much to me!I am in Serious Trouble - A Call for Help8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Update 2: I made a new friend recently, Anne. She was very kind to post an article about me on her blog. There are many more details about me, my home and my situation.
Update 3: Hi dear friends, meanwhile we have a settled day for the hearing: August 19, 2014. Until that day nothing more will happen. And that means any more news will be after that. Please send us your prayers and good energies that the judge will have a good clear view on the situation and is willing to help us. I am not feeling very positive at the moment because there are other events and issues in my life that add to my current problems. The question how I will be able to pay the rent without taking on new inmates is only one of them. But I trust and courageously go the way of love.
Sorry for not being on DA lately. It's all a bit too
Site Update: New Beta Features, CollectionsIn 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: New Beta Features, Collections2 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
New Beta Tester Features: Site Navigation, Activity Feeds & Status Updates
Three major changes to the way the deviantART works have just been launched to some of our Beta Testers! We’re pleased to announce the beta release of a redesigned site navigation and two entirely new features — Activity Feeds and Status Updates — bringing exciting new options to deviantART’s browsing and sharing experience.
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Free Premium Membership Day!It's Free Premium Membership Day!Free Premium Membership Day!8 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving all deviantART members exclusive access to Premium Member features, and we invite you to take advantage of this rare opportunity!
Here's the Deal
You may not have a user symbol, but for 24 hours, your account has been granted most of the privileges of a Premium Member! The day is a piñata that has been burst open and now there's candy everywhere! Grab all we have to offer, and enjoy your delicious treats!
For Today, All Deviants Enjoy:
Browse deviantART to your heart's content without seeing second-party advertisements.
Advanced Reporting and Statistics!
Use Google Analytics to gain valuabl
Tags are the new KeywordsKeywords on deviations were built to be an important tool to help discover artwork. But as deviantART grows and strives to create new ways to discover great content, we’ve found that keywords as we currently use them have become underutilized. We think we can do better -- and can make a better experience for the community -- by making some changes.Tags are the new Keywords3 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
In the coming month, keywords will transition into tags, and we’ll be improving the way they work. Tags will better surface artwork, allow deviants to form communities around topics, make it easier to find other artists and art appreciators, and increase discoverability.
For example, if you're a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles it can be difficult to know what to search for: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ninja Turtles, TMNT, Donatello, etc. Public tags provide visibility to see how others are tagging their deviations, which will allow you to align your behavior to the norm, or ch
Holiday Card Project 2013Holiday Card Project 20131 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
A brief history of FellaWe all know Fella. If you have been a member of deviantArt for at least 1 day it's quite probable you've encountered him at least once, he's everywhere! And this shouldn't come as a surprise, he's dA's mascot after all! But how much do you know about him? Let's take a look at a Brief History of deviantART's mascot.A brief history of Fella2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fella was brought to life thanks to switched, who designed him back in April 2001 for a mascot contest.
Back then he didn't look exactly as we know him today, his figure was a lot more basic and circular and his expression wasn't as human as we're used to today. However his main features remain, his mischievous look and his colors, most probably based on the site layout's at the time
Fan Fiction On deviantARTGalleries MonthFan Fiction On deviantART3 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
What Is Fan Fiction?
Everyday, we are inspired by movies, television, novels, and other forms of media. They engage our minds with a variety of stories and characters, their plights and triumphs, their everyday minutiae. Fan fiction authors are so enamored with these other worlds and their inhabitants that they must partake in the stories which have brought them so much enjoyment. They expand on the current universe, explain gaps in the narrative and delve into characters' motivations.
A good fan fiction (or fanfic) is more than simple borrowing another writer's characters and universe. The fan fiction author must immerse his or her readers in the story, make them believe it is a natural extension of the source material. Characters have their own mannerisms and quirks; each universe has its own history and rules that need to be followed. The fan fiction author must master the nuances of those characters and the world they inhabit (unless purposely writi
Pageviews Now Include All Profile SectionsPageviews Now Include All Profile Sections9 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As of today, we've updated the way Profile pageviews are counted for deviants and Groups.
Many years ago, we expanded the pageview counter to include not just the front page of your Profile, but also the Journals tab and the Prints tab (but not individual Journals or Prints). We mistakenly never expanded the count to other areas of the Profile.
This has been inconsistent for quite some time and we haven’t been transparent about what exactly this counter included.
Starting today, the pageview counter will begin including pageviews to all sections of your Profile, including:
Gallery and Gallery FoldersFavourites and CollectionsOther profile subpages: Activity, Badges, Daily Deviations, Critiques, Gallery Stats, Polls, Wishlist
We felt that it was important to fix this inconsistency to properly reflect traffic to all deviants’ Profiles. If an artist gets a lot of traffic to their Prints shop, this should be reflected in the same way i
How art tutoring should be nowadaysYes. Another one of my rants that starts with a personal experience.How art tutoring should be nowadays1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It was a day like any other, and I was just surfing DeviantArt, browsing the many deviations in my inbox. While I did so, my eye wandered to something that was called an 'tutorial on manga anatomy'. As usual, I was curious about the content. And as the preview image was pretty small, I wanted to check this out. It seems like this girl, let's name her Abbey (it's not her real name, but I think calling her 'that girl' is so damn confusing) had made a tutorial on male manga anatomy. Nothing wrong with that, you'd say. But I've been following Abbey for a while already. I originally met her in the forums, asking for feedback on one of her fanart drawings. Mostly anatomy related stuff. I gave her some tips. We talked a bit. And I followed her soon after, as I thought her art looked pretty promising altogether.
Now, I didn't know Abbey in real life. But she was a beginning artist, nowhere towards a level
KIRIBAN+ MINI-GIVEAWAY!Yep! We've got a brand new kiriban this weekend, and a mini-giveaway.KIRIBAN+ MINI-GIVEAWAY!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The number to beat today is 310,000.
Catch it with a WHOLE SCREEN screenshot, cropped ones are not acceptable. You must include the clock in your screenshot.
I don't expect the kiriban to reach today, so keep coming back tomorrow to see if you're the winner.
There can only be one kiriban winner, and they will recieve a special reward along with a feature next (big) giveaway!
As for the mini giveaway, it's singles only, no friends.
Just fave this journal to enter, I'll choose a few people to get points.
This should wrap up within the weekend.
Winners of the previous giveaway:
Miukitty TheAwesomeHetalian EonFreeSoul