A New Way to Make SuggestionsHello Beta Testers!A New Way to Make Suggestions9 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For some time we've been running a limited test of the Ideas Forum on our Zendesk Help Desk integration. Today, we're expanding this test to our Beta Testers.
This forum allows for a great deal of flexibility in how we approach suggestions.
We can mark items that are planned, completed, or not planned at this time. We can also highlight staff responses on forums, giving more weight to responses that are important in informing deviants why we can, or cannot, take a suggestion into consideration at this time.
Deviants can vote on one anothers' posts, giving greater community control over what content is reviewed. The more votes, the higher the suggestion will appear in the forum! Unlike our current forum, threads don't expire, and when creating a new thread you'll be prompted with similar threads.
These are only a few of the features the new forum has, but altogether our testing has shown thus far that
The New Way To Write JournalsSta.sh Writer's toolbar and sidebar have been incorporated into the Write a Journal Entry page to make for a more dynamic journal creation experience!The New Way To Write Journals1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
New! The Sta.sh sidebar now gives you direct access to community-created emoticons! The Emoticon tab of Sta.sh Writer's sidebar has been updated to display both official emoticons and recently popular emoticons created by community members. Both sections have been given "Show more" buttons, so that you can explore either section in addition to searching for a specific emote using the sidebar's search box.
Some of the most highly requested features for the Journal submission page have been present in Sta.sh Writer for some time, such as rich-text formatting and a formatting toolbar. With Sta.sh Writer's advanced capability added, writing a Journal becomes even easier than before. All of Sta.sh Writer's tools are available, and because the journal is being created
Photography FortnightlyPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Fortnightly10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2013 have been announced and I was touched by the story that accompanied Andrea Gjestvang's winning entry, part of a series of shots entitled One Day in History. As Photographers, we often capture and document things that others find disturbing, distasteful or upsetting. Or all three to be honest. Quite often we're asked 'Why did you take that shot? Why didn't you help instead?' when we capture something that showcases carnage or destruction. Or both. I have no right or wrong answer and nor do we, as Photographers, behave in a right or wrong way by choosing to click rather than extend a hand. I'm sure though, that I would only take a shot if I knew I wasn't needed someplace else, to save a life. What would you do?
HUGE GIVEAWAY / CONTEST ! LOTS OF PRIZES ! [CLOSED THE CONTEST IS CLOSED I WILL ANNOUCE THE WINNERS ON MONDAYHUGE GIVEAWAY / CONTEST ! LOTS OF PRIZES ! [CLOSED10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello everyone !
Last month I had my 5th dA anniversary ~ :iconexcitedplz:
I was pretty busy with work and university stuff so I completly missed it...
But no worries !
A bit late but I am holding a giveaway / contest !
Comment on this journal.
Include a catchy "mintyy" phrase and /or a "mintyy" haiku if you want to win the best haiku or best catchphrase prize. (comments like : mintyy is... - do not count as a catchphrase)
If not you can just comment on the journal.
Vector Art Contest: Self Vector Art Contest: SelfVector Art Contest: Self3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Vector Art Contest: Self
The Vector Community is full of portraits and pieces of men and women... of people we know, people we know of and people we admire. If there is one person we should know most of is ourselves.
If you're a vector artist, this is the contest for you. We're asking you to create a self portrait. You can take this theme in many ways... you could simple vector a photograph of yourself, you could create a piece which is representative of who you are or even create a vector character of how you see yourself, it is open for your own imagination to play with! Remember often a portrait is more than just a representation of a photograph!
As part of the vector contest, it is my pleasure to confirm CrisVector will be helping me with judging all the contest pieces! Both of us have experience in vector portraits as well as creating our own vector self portraits.
How to design a typeface (Part 3)How to design a typeface (Part 3)How to design a typeface (Part 3)9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Serif — Roman
In the last two article of the type design series we made a geometric sans serif and added italics and a bold weight. The geometric sans serif is the easiest style to do, but for me personally things really get interesting with serif typefaces. Of course there is the addition of serifs, but the structure and weight distribution is also much more advanced. In this article I will make an introduction to designing serif typefaces. This article won’t be as detailed as the previous ones because this third article serves as an expansion on the first two. In other words, I won’t get into the basic vector tools or type principles, nor will I show you how to design the letters step by step. I will explain techniques in detail when necessary, but generally I will refer to the techniques described in the first article particularly. So if necessary go back to the pre
Good and bad kimono referencesrepost from tumblr, but I thought it would be a good idea to put this up here as well.Good and bad kimono references2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so here we go! (thank god I have a sub)
the obvious robe-style is just sad
THIS ONE HERE FUCKING KILLS ME
note the silhouette
kimono are NOT supposed to accent your curves. A kind of barrel shape is ideal
also, please look up the different colors that different types of kimono will have. Don't go all crazy with prints, simplicity is often important.
and these are just a few examples
Introducing PE week: Getting the Most out of dAThis week marks the first ever Project Educate week on the topic of "Getting the most out of dA"! For this week I collected a small group of experts on the deviantART community and positive contribution. Together we will present you with articles and happenings, to inspire you and give you an overview of how you can contribute to the deviantART community.Introducing PE week: Getting the Most out of dA1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
From Monday to Saturday, each day will focus on a different topic. Topics will be introduced in an informative article. Then we'll go into it more in depth with you through interviews with gurus on the subject or through events where you get to experience the fun of contributing.
Then on Sunday we'll recap the entire week not only in a summary of articles but also in a chat event!
Please make sure you're watching projecteducate to see all our articles and events
Topics to be covered
Ongoing Community ProjectsCommunity Projects are a great way to get involved on deviantART! This article lists ongoing projects in the deviantART Community. It will be updated often, so keep your eye on this space.Ongoing Community Projects3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Run your own project!
Did you know that you can run a project, too? And we can help you! Check out CRCommunityProjects to find out how to run your own Community Project, or to get some support for your project!
These projects are ongoing! Get involved! If you're interested in starting a new project, or you have a new project that you'd like listed here, please note Astralseed.
Pay-It-Forward Project by AzizrianDaoXrak
Praising Life by Astrikos
Nom Nom #39Headed created by TouchedDNom Nom #3910 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This weeks theme of Cookies was suggested by VSConcepts!
| Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken | Apples | Chocolate | Brussel Sprouts | Cocktails |
Some answers to some recent questions!It's so great to see such excitement about our Motion Book Tool! Below are some answers to a few frequently asked questions:Some answers to some recent questions!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Q1) How do I sign up?
A1) Stay tuned to this group and we'll keep you updated as to the 'how-s' and 'when-s' of sign up and access. At this time we do not have a sign up queue yet.
Q2) Will it run on my PC?
A2) Yes! The Motion Book Tool is cloud based and runs on any internet browser on any computer!
Q3) How does this compare to existing tools?
A3) The Motion Book Tool is cloud based- meaning that there is no software to install. You simply open any internet browser, log in and go!
Q4) Who will have access to the tool?
A4) We are working very hard to get the Motion Book Tool ready for the entire dA community (and the world)! Once the tool is ready, no one will be excluded to use it!
Stay tuned to this group and we'll keep you informed on the 'how-s' and 'when-s' as the development completes!
Also, keep an eye out for polls and questions as we pi
April Appreciation 2012April Appreciation 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Frequently Asked Questions
Express your appreciation every day in April
In an effort to open your heart this April, I challenge you all to photograph, scribe or art something you appreciate in your life every day this month.
Enjoy your life this April, take the time to "stop and smell the flowers" for one month. Everyone deserves a little tranquility in life; sometimes it's just a matter of looking for something to appreciate for beautiful moments to appear.
How to Enter
Create a new Folder titled, 'April Appreciation 2012' in your Gallery
Venture out into your surrounding world to find something you appreciateEx. Pet, Child, Spouse, Outdoor view, etc. (anything that brings you joy)
Express your appreciationIf you're a photographer, photograph it.
If you're a writer, write ab
Under 5 Favs VDeviations with under 5 favs . Give them some love please.Under 5 Favs V1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Please the article to help these artists gain more exposure!
R&S - Font Gallery Update!!I am very happy to make an announcement today that is something that I have been eyeing suspiciously for a while and now am very relieved to see it done:R&S - Font Gallery Update!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Resource & Stock Images > Fonts gallery has been relaunched!
Take a look at the changes here!
Now, without going into much detail, it used to be subpar. The category names were unprofessional and confusing, leading to frustrating search results and many many miscats.
Over the last month there has been a lot of work put into changing this status.
So first of all I’d like to thank Elandria and Dan-Heffer who were very much in favor of the change and supported me in my endeavours to come up with a good gallery tree, despite being no experts on the topic of fonts, but giving me an outsiders input
Naturally I have to thank Moonbeam13 as well, as she supported the idea as well and made t
CR Newsletter - March/April 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - March/April 201310 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Gallery Makeover Project
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5 Project Educate 2013
6. Art History Project
7. The Artist's Toolbox
8. Celebrating Diversity
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
1. Gallery Makeover Project
About the Project
Digital Art > Drawings & Paintings
Calling All Artists!We want YOU! The 22nd July 2013 sees the launch of a brand new WEEK! Not just any week... The Artists Toolbox is coming to projecteducate and in fact, if the uptake on this is good we'll be stretching it across a whole fortnight! So how can you get involved? We're looking for deviants that have knowledge of various tools that they might use to create art. So whether that's paints, editing software, programs, cameras, accessories and so on - we're looking for you to share what you know! All you need to do is comment on this journal with a brief overview of what you want to write, and we'll be in touch to take it from there!Calling All Artists!9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Know how to use sta.sh and be able to install the PE journal skin (we'll provide it!)
Become a contributor for the fortnight at Project Educate with the opportunity to stay on for future Community Weeks!
Be able to submit at an allocated time or use scheduled submit in sta.sh during July 22nd to August 4th!
Cutting Edge Prints, Week 49/11 TweetCutting Edge Prints, Week 49/112 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Cutting Edge
The Cutting Edge is a weekly article showcasing recently sold or newly uploaded high-quality wall art products.
Since we approve each and every print that gets sold, we discover amazing gems every day, and we just can't keep them to ourselves! Check out these amazing prints submitted by deviants just like you!
New Prints That Left Their Mark
If Only The Sky Will Disappear
Premium giclée prints on canvas and paper available ready to hang!
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Pimps and Whoas - August 30, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - August 30, 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Wayne White - An Embarrassment of Talents
Mythical Cartography - The Artistry of Maps
Site Update - New deviantART Thumbnails
Site Update: Thumb Grid to Beta Redraw Button
Imagine the Possibilities
Pimps and Whoas - August 15, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - August 15, 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Announcing our Creative Grants recipients
Keep Calm and Comic-Con
Site Update Sta.sh Visual Refresh
"FAQ Revamp Underway
FAQ Revamp Project Update pt2
Holiday Card Project- UMass Medical Center- UPDATE go to the bottom to see the updateHoliday Card Project- UMass Medical Center- UPDATE1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello everyone! I'm here to talk about the journey that I went on earlier today.
Last week I was asked by Ayame-Kenoshi if I would be willing to help distribute cards from the holiday card project, so naturally I said that I would, and I started calling my area hospitals to find out if any of them would accept the cards.
Eventually, I had to call UMass Medical Center, which is about a half hour away from where I live, and I got them to agree to take in cards. I was quite excited.
So yesterday evening, I got home from work and I found a package sitting on my table, and inside of it were 200 cards! I opened the box to make it sure was filled with the cards, then my mom and I took the time to look through all of them. There were some really amazing ones!
The assorted pile of 200 cards laying across my bed, I took the time to look at them and count them. And man, some of
Where is the Devious Love? Volume XIWhere is the Devious Love?Where is the Devious Love? Volume XI1 year ago in Personal More Like This
An article promoting positivity in the community - A special Christmas edition
Volume I | Volume II | Volume III | Volume IV | Volume V | Volume VI | Volume VII | Volume VIII |
Birthday Wallpaper Contest: Winners Revealed!The Judges:Birthday Wallpaper Contest: Winners Revealed!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconinfinite705: :iconmoonbeam13: :iconCasperium: :iconvsconcepts:
We have our final 5 and we are glad to announce the following winners:
2400 points + 1 shirt of choice *(based on availability)
1600 points + 1 shirt of choice *(based on availability)
800 points + 1 shirt of choice *(based on availability)
400 points each
Please be aware prizes will be given out soon as possible!
If you are a winner please send a note to Moonbeam13 and let her know what shirt you would like and size (based on availability), but make sure your 'Subject' of the n
People + Portraits Exposed 24# Emotive...People + Portraits Exposed 24#10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Infants & Children...