Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.Username Changes Now Available3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
But is it Art?But is it Art?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But Is It Art?
Perhaps the eternally unanswerable question. But definitely something to chew on... When I first saw it, I was instantly captivated.
At first thought, what a brilliant example of modern pointillism! Has some unknown artist taken up the long abandoned banner of Georges Seurat and presented us with a new manifesto championing art as points of light illuminating our waking dreams?!
Gum Wall in Seattle
by Paul Balcerak
OK, I see now it’s not a painting at all, so my pointillism exuberance is dashed. It’s more likely one of those photo collages with thousands of small imag
SOPA, Internet, Censorship, and Youhttp://spyed.deviantart.com/journal/Regarding-SOPA-amp-deviantART-269431917 $spyed's journal entry regarding this.SOPA, Internet, Censorship, and You3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act - Wikipedia
This is a informative article, outside of the normal DLD activities, to bring awareness to a pair of bills currently under much discussion and debate. These bills are called called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIP (Protect IP), presented to the House of Representatives and the senate (respectively) in the United States. Later in this article, we will also discuss how these bills have a world wide significance. At the end of the article are several links to the actual bill, news articles, and forum/journals related to this topic. Our aim here is to give to a brief overview, and to answer some questions concerning this debate.
SOPA itself is an attempt to stop online piracy both domestic and foreign by the United States Gov't. It employs a variety of tactics in order to achieve this, including scannin
Introducing the New NavigationIntroducing the New Navigation2 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Explore the full range of DeviantArt.
With better organization and improved structure, our new navigation creates a more streamlined site experience. Features like Today, Undiscovered, and What’s Hot have been given more prominence, while the More menu is now easily accessible with its simplified, new look. The addition of infinite scroll on Daily Deviations allows you to quickly discover even more hand-selected deviations. This all adds up to more control over what you use most and makes it easier to discover great artists and their art.
The More menu, which was previously available next to the DeviantArt logo, has been better organized and moved to a more prominent and convenient location. This change was based on community feedback that its previous placement was hard to find, and its contents overwhelming.
Your DeviantArt homepage
Creating emotesWhat programs can I use to make emotes?Creating emotes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are a variety of programs around which you can use to make emotes. Some come with more functions which can assist you in emoting, but at the end of the day its about finding one you enjoy and can get a hold of. For those lacking in cash, there's a good selection of free programs, so don't be put off. You can find a list of those on this page. Some of the common programs are:
Ulead Gif Animator
Paintshop Pro (static only)
Paint (static only)
Where can I find tutorials?
There are over 200 different emote tutorials available covering a range of programs and a number of emoticon topics from simple shading to explosions to creating backgrounds. To help direct you to an appropriate one, they have split into a number of categories (and sub categories) to help make navigat
DeviantART sucksWhen I'm not writing my sentence, I spend most of my time studying web design. It's a fascinating subject. One of the unfortunate side effects is that you realize VERY quickly how godawful some sites are. MySpace is one of them. MySpace is the worst, actually. Large swaths of Yahoo! are. DeviantART is pretty damn high on the list. It's one of the reasons I've stopped using.DeviantART sucks7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I know people here won't like my saying that. Let's stop for a moment, though, and think for a bit about how deviantART works.
When you submit work, you need to pick a category first. This calls up a blocky window that gives you choices. Every time you click a choice, something new loads. It's completely inefficient, and it could easy be replaced by a sliding category set (you click Categories and the choices unfold on the screen) for the same screen efficiency. That's basic stuff. That's a minor thing for picking art, and it's already something that's screwed up.
Next, you get a "filespace." Here's how this works.
Lazy Cat PlzMSN Emoticon SectionsLazy Cat Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yoyo & Cici
Sta.sh: deviantART's Enhanced Publishing PlatformSta.sh is deviantART's new upload and publishing platform -- home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in between. Once you've uploaded something via Sta.sh, you'll be provided a special URL. This URL is known only to you and can be shared with others before officially publishing the work to deviantART. But that's not all! While this version of Sta.sh is fully functioning, it will soon also allow the ability publish to other major platforms on the Web in addition to deviantART.Sta.sh: deviantART's Enhanced Publishing Platform3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How does it work?
Drag and drop as many files as you'd like into your Sta.sh (up to 2 GB), or use the "Upload Files" button. Sta.sh offers faster uploads than ever before. Submissions will stay in your Sta.sh, and not appear in your deviantART Gallery or to your Watchers, until you say so.
Each item in your Sta.sh has a unique UR
Positive Smilies PLZ Guide!:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::iconpurple-pplz::iconpurple-oplz::iconpurple-splz::iconpurple-iplz::iconpurple-tplz::iconpurple-iplz::iconpurple-vplz::iconpurple-eplz:Positive Smilies PLZ Guide!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last Updated: 4/3/13
= Fullmetal Alchemist PLZ:iconanime-cartoon-plzs:= Fullmetal Alchemist PLZ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to use Add Media- Using Emotes Icons Guide PLZAdd Media is a new feature implemented to deviantART make using community icons much easier. With this change, PLZ accounts are being used less and less. So I will upload popular PLZ accounts here, you can suggest me to post a PLZ by noting me.How to use Add Media- Using Emotes Icons Guide PLZ1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you've stumbled across this account, it's probably because you are using one of my emote or GIFs. If you want to know how to use my others, read below.
Step #1: Click the white space in the comment box or reply button first in order for the "Add Media" to show up.
Step #2: Click "Add Media".
Step #3: Go to the right side (where the media section pops up) and click any emoticons you want.
Step #4: Search using the title or if you want, my username for random emoticons and they will be there. Click your choice and enjoy.
Go ahead and test this feature in the comments!
Copyrights reserved to all respective artists.
Animation techniques and more Ghibli thoughtsIn my last journal I mentioned the strange effect of seeing super cartoony flat characters moving around in a hyper realistic world. There's actually a name for this, it's call the "masking effect" and it was quite elaborately detailed by Scott McCloud in his book "understanding comics."Animation techniques and more Ghibli thoughts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In comics, frequently the main characters are portrayed as cartoony and simple, while backgrounds often get very detailed. The basic concept is pretty simple. The more cartoony a character is drawn, the more appealing and relatable it is to us as we can more easily imagine ourselves in the role. The more realistic something is, the less of a personal connection you have to it. This is why villains tend to be drawn more realistically, and heros more cartoony. But it goes beyond just the characters... the environment also is affected.
If a person in a cartoon picks up a sword and starts swinging it around, the sword becomes an extension of their body and since it's animated, it becomes a drawn thing whic
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
Involuntary TerminationThis entry is mirrored.Involuntary Termination9 years ago in Personal More Like This
By now half the "world" knows that I no longer "work" on deviantART. I can assure you that this is not some cruel practical joke. Many probably wish it to be one but, unfortunately, it is not.
What I am going to do here is offer up a small explanation, of sorts. Due to pending legal issues the specifics of the entire story are unable to be published by me.
This is a small explanation regarding the events leading up to the involuntary termination. I offer the truth, nothing more.
A few weeks ago I started dialogue with Angelo regarding some serious business matters. A number of issues that I had with deviantART, Inc. were bothering me so I thought it pertinent to make an attempt to remedy them.
I sat down and drafted an email to
Divider Plz:iconpurpledividerplz1::iconpurpledividerplz2::iconpurpledividerplz3::iconpurpledividerplz4::iconpurpledividerplz5:Divider Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
Tuzki PlzMSN Emoticon SectionsTuzki Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yoyo & Cici
Everything about LAZES!!!A journal for those ones who watch me for Lazes... Or for those who just like Lazes.Everything about LAZES!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A little anouncement. Laze icons are moved from my front page to this journal. I will update this journal when new Lazes will appear on DeviantArt.
F.A.Q. What's "Laze"?
Lazes are cute cat icons. Many people say that they're taken from a character called Chiyo's Dad from anime "Azumanga Diaoh". Personally, I'm indifferrent to this anime at all and I'm just in love with those cats on icons. And I like to collect them.
How you can help to improve Laze icon movement on DeviantArt
Way First If you know some Lazy Cats which I don't know, please, tell me about them and I'll be very glad. (: Thanks.
Way Second See those Laze emotes, choose the one you like best (+ which doesn't exist on DA yet) and create a PLZ account w
For My Own SafetyAnnouncing The Fan Fiction Article. Fan art and fan fiction, like the offering above, are a blast because artists get to wear their favorite stories; in my case the iconic "Blade Runner." Fan fiction and art are the new fashion.For My Own Safety3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I prefaced a recent article Eye See Therefore Eye Am,
with a quote from Roy Batty, the doomed replicant (android) who was given human emotions to be able to appreciate
all the wonders of life, including the visual, but afforded only four years of
lifespan to enjoy them.
time to die, roy batty by anjinanhut
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost
in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."
—Roy Batty, Bladerunner
I thought the quo