Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
The Dead Places: The Visual Delicacy of DecayThe Dead Places: The Visual Delicacy of Decay in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Pontiac by PionierUK
The Dead Places
The Visual Delicacy of Decay
It’s easy to think of art in terms of what is instantly pleasing to the eye, artworks which
evoke a feeling of joy and hopefulness and blissful peacefulness or ecstatic exultation.
This is the consideration of art as something that helps propel us forward through life – to out future great
deeds, our career victories, or dreams of coming big events. But there is a peak to every life. At some point all
people, and all places, and even all ideas have to begin the inevitable decline that is the other balancing half of a lifetime.
Collection: Easy RidersCollection: Easy Riders in Art Features More Like This
The tragedy of owning a motorcycle is that it sometimes must be “driven” instead of “ridden.” One must occasionally “drive” one’s bike to the store for a loaf of bread or to execute some other mundane activity unworthy of being a “motorcycle rider.” One is meant to ride, not drive, a bike—as it were a contentious beast forever being tamed. A bike should not be just a vehicle for the conveyance of bodies and materials. Riding should be transformative. A rider becomes one with the natural world being riven in twain by the wake of his bike’s passing. A rider becomes a living metaphor. A rid
Authentic Citizenship: Part 2As promised here is part two of our interview and conversation with Chris Copeland and Jeff Wamester. The sequel to part one keeps the art love rolling with these two artists revealing even more fantastic tips for new artists on the rise as they reveal their favorite deviants of all time.Authentic Citizenship: Part 2 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fearured Artist Chat!
Join our featured artist chat with *jeffwamester and *chriscopeland on Friday, June 29th at Noon Los Angeles, CA, PDT time. Chat room opens at 11:30am.
Read Part 1
Keep Calm And Comic-ConKeep Calm And Comic-Con in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Keep Calm And Comic-Con
Wed Aug 8, 2012 by techgnotic
This year was especially important to me personally and was a milestone of sorts on
multiple levels and for deviantART as a whole. Many of the reasons why will become clear
over the next few months as announcements are made and new ideas are shared with everyone
in the community.
s the multi dimensional, pop fueled, color exploded dream like haze that was Comic-Con begins
to fully dim and fade from accurate remembrance, I can’t shake the feeling that this year was s
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The Skeletal Smile
Skeleton dude speedpaint
Skeletons simultaneously attract and repulse us, much like the contemplation of our one day inevitable deaths.
We would like to as much as possible shut out thoughts of our mortality, even though it is the one thing all human beings have common — the price of being alive is to know we will one day die. Skeletons are always there to remind us of this one grim universally equalizing reality, an iron
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
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A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak
Wayne White: An Embarrassment Of TalentsWayne White: An Embarrassment Of Talents in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Aug 29, 2012 by techgnotic
I am bringing your attention to a documentary, Beauty is Embarrassing, that
deeply inspired me after a screening last week. The life wisdom and positive
philosophy unfolding over a lifetime of living as an artist was deeply motivating.
I invited Wayne White, the subject of this documentary, to join deviantART afterwards.
I thought this would be something you would enjoy no matter where you might be at
on your own personal journey as an artist. While watching this I was also reminded
of the heartfelt explanations by many artists of what it means to choose the life of an Artist.
"Do what you love, It's going to lead where you want to go."
Please stop and say hello and welcome seewaynewhite in his first week at deviantART.
A strange thing happened at a local café called Fred 62, a sudden sense
Tip of the Day: Staying SuccessfulOne of the biggest obstacles a person can face is to stay successful after being successful. Stay hungry! Let's go!!Tip of the Day: Staying Successful in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Experiencing a fallThe experience of falling down is as important as getting up in order to succeed. Sometimes failing for a while is what we need to truly appreciate it when we obtain our goal. Appreciation is one of the core things we need to maintain and/or increase what success we've achieved.Tip of the Day: Experiencing a fall in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of LifeI used to spend all my free time on games. Arcade games, card games, home entertainment systems... etc. Until I found the best game of all - LIFE. Not the board game but the real thing.Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of Life in Personal More Like This
You only get one life and there are many levels that you can pass. Try to think of life as a game. Always trying to get to that "next level." Identify what you could achieve to get to the "next level" in your life and put your energy into it!
sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Getting your foot in the door*Take note that this advice is meant for people that are completely unknown beginners that have no options and are looking to learn***Tip of the Day: Getting your foot in the door in Personal More Like This
Comic legend Lynn Johnston (creator of "For Better or For Worse" gave me today's tip of the day. She wrote to me with some advice after listening to my audiobook "The Perfect Bait"
"I wondered if there should be a portion dedicated to people- students etc who are completely unknown, who just want to get a foot in the door.
Working for free is the answer. You might balk at this because some critics say this gives the appearance that there is NO value to skill and talent. However- consider this: Working for free gives you amazing experience. It allows you to practice on someone else's project, see your work in print, establish a reputation and learn- big time. People who won't work for free WILL pay for a course! What better learning experience is there than to work with a client- such as a library or an independent book store or a school- producing poste
What is the Artist Workout?Artist Workout. Just like athletes need to exercise their bodies, artists need to exercise their brains to stay 'Artistically Fit'. This group is to encourage you to maintain good art habits! I'm going to do the same so come workout with me!What is the Artist Workout? in Personal More Like This
How it works: Study and sketch things you want to improve on. Try to do one everyday. Better yet, do one in the morning and one at night! Let's see if you can stay dedicated to the Artist Workout!
Link to group --> http://artistworkout.deviantart.com/
Tip of the Day: Creative vs Competitive thinkersTip of the day: The creative thinker has more potential than competitive thinker. For every competitive thinking winner, there are many competitive losers. With creative thinkers there is room for many winners. Competitive thinking encourages secrets. Creative thinking encourages sharing.Tip of the Day: Creative vs Competitive thinkers in Personal More Like This
So don't aim to be competitive unless it's with yourself. Instead aim to be creative!
Sending positive vibes to everyone!
Tip of the Day: TryingSuccess comes from experience and experience comes from trying. You are on the right track as long as you keep trying.Tip of the Day: Trying in Personal More Like This
Every failed attempt comes with knowledge and experience. Keep trying! You'll get it sooner or later
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: DreamsWe all know people that are very grounded. They have a very realistic view of what is possible... and they are generally right.Tip of the Day: Dreams in Personal More Like This
But it's the dreamers that change the world!
Keep dreaming big.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the day: attracting jobsDon't worry so much about whether or not you can find a job. When you become great at something, jobs tend to find you.Tip of the day: attracting jobs in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Thoughts of dreams and problemsTip of the day: What do you fill your mind with? Dreams or problems? Time to focus on our dreams! We must always be aware of the problems in our lives but if we are not finding time to focus on our dreams and goals then we will never achieve them.Tip of the Day: Thoughts of dreams and problems in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Artist Goals and RacismIntrospectionArtist Goals and Racism in Personal More Like This
I think it’s important for artists to be introspective. I think it should be the goal of any cartoonist or artist to take a step back, look at the world, and question and challenge all assumptions and normalities. So often little social stigmas and issues go completely unnoticed by a vast majority of the population, that I think it’s important to be reminded of where we are, how things work, and challenge the status-quo.
I believe that’s one of the most fundamentally important things about being an artist. It’s not the artistic skill level, it’s your ability to poke fun at stuff and make average people question their routines. While artistic skill is important, the average consumer doesn’t really care about artistic merits if the overall message is conveyed well. I’ve seen many stick-figure comics and supposedly “low-skill” artists resonate with people because of the message they’re sending.
E3 Thoughts Day 3Wii Fit TrainerE3 Thoughts Day 3 in Personal More Like This
You know, I was on the fence about the new Smash Bros game. Even with Mega Man I didn't really see anything remarkable about the game to peak my interest. But then when Nintendo unveiled the Wii Fit personal trainer as a playable character? F**k Yeah! Bludgeon your opponents to death with YOGA moves? That's the sort of nonsensical whimsy that I think was sorely lacking from this version of franchise. Count me in!
Still not sure how the 3DS and Wii U version are going to interact with each other, if at all. Iwata has said that the 3DS will have different stages, so that suggests that they aren't compatible. But then, if they're not compatible, why put out 2 games at once? Frankly, I like the idea of being able to play against Wii U opponents from the comfort of my 3DS. That would be really cool, but I don't know if that's a thing they're looking to do or not. Hmm..
PS: Maybe it's just me, but I found it rather hilarious how all the characters were practicing Yoga
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Honestly didn't see that one coming, but I am happy nonetheless. While the first game wasn't very remarkable, I just love the art style and the stark contrast the game presents compared to every other post-apocalyptic-near-future-world that exists. Chock me up to interested.
Didn't see this one coming either. Quite surprised, but personally don't care. I've never really paid attention to fighting games much, yes even Super Smash Bros. I have a feeling this will be one of those games that we think will be amazing, but the newest generation of kids won't understand why they should care (kinda like DuckTales).
Sidenote: Quite disappointed with the way they handled the demonstration by bringing out a woman to play multiplayer with and "destroying" her while simultaneously saying shit like "just give up... it will be over soon." Scripted or not, that scene was appalling.
Minecraft on Xbox One
I'm... actually quite disappointed by this as
Flattr, COD Death Threats, Nerd Girl Music Video!FlattrFlattr, COD Death Threats, Nerd Girl Music Video! in Personal More Like This
SYAC's website is now compatible with flattr.com, a microdonation support site. With flattr you can add money to an account, then by simply clicking on the flattr button located on a page you donate a tiny portion of money to the things you like. The point is to encourage supporting the things you enjoy, even if it's only in pennies a day.
The green flattr button is located directly to the right of the descriptions on the SYAC website. http://syacartoonist.com/
Nerd Girls: Nothing to Prove
So this music video has been circulating the web recently about the whole stupid "nerd girls" problem and I think it's pretty cool. Some of the more famous people in the video include Kelly Sue Deconnick, Amy Berg, John Scalzi, Josh A. Cagan, Adam Savage, Paul & Storm, Wil Wheaton, and Marian Call.
COD Death Threats and The Vocal Minority
Recently Treyarch design director David Vonderhaaf tweeted about a patch to Call of Duty: Blac
Vivian James: The Not Mascot MascotVivian James was created by 4chan as part of designing a character for The Fine Young Capitalist’s video game contest thanks to the amount of money they donated to the group. However, despite her original intent of being a video game character, she was quickly adopted by many GamerGate people as a sort of spiritual mascot for their cause. She appears in pro-GamerGate memes, user icons, fanart, etc.Vivian James: The Not Mascot Mascot in Personal More Like This
While many don’t want to admit that she’s their mascot, if enough people keep using her to symbolize their struggles and as meme shorthand for their cause... I’m sorry but that’s pretty much the definition of a mascot.
A mascot is any person, animal, or object used to represent a group with a common public identity.
And it’s this reason people need to understand that as a mascot she can represent many things that aren’t part of her loosely defined “character.” Mickey Mouse, for example, is often use
Late Lesson LearnedWhile doing research for the new SYAC, I actually stumbled upon something truthful on TVtropes.org. Usually I take everything from that site with a grain of salt, but this one bit actually was surprisingly honest and truthful about webcomics:Late Lesson Learned in Personal More Like This
Webcomics work on a very different set of standards than other fiction. Almost all webcomic authors are working pretty much entirely alone as they both draw and script their comics and most do not plan any further along than to the end of their current story sometimes not even that far.
Many of them try to adhere to a schedule they aren't really capable of meeting, resulting in them rushing to meet their deadline and making mistakes that should be avoidable. So many of the good 10% lack qualities standard in traditionally professional works. This can be because of the lack of editorial input as well as the lack of lead time. Not all webcomics suffer from this, though, and even the ones that do can still be interesting. Arguably, some str
The Derpy Issue Part 3Seems like I need to clarify a couple things for people. If you don't know what the hullabaloo is all about, please read through the next couple paragraphs. If you're already caught up to the situation please skip to the second half.The Derpy Issue Part 3 in Personal More Like This
In the first season of Friendship is Magic, an animation mistake rendered a background pony with "derpy" eyes. The producers thought it was cute and left it in, occasionally sticking the pony in various scenes. While many people liked calling her Ditzy Doo (based on a remark made in Winter Round Up), the general internet population started calling her Derpy Hooves. Derpy became such a huge phenomenon online that the producers decided to include her in more episodes for Season 2. In Season 2 she started appearing more up close and doing strange things in the backgrounds, making for a fun game of "where's waldo" for the fans. The capper to all this was when Derpy got a speaking role in an episode and was referred to AS Derpy by Rainbow
Yoshi StoryI have to admit, I am incredibly surprised by the overwhelming success and appreciation of the recent comic "A Yoshi Story"Yoshi Story in Personal More Like This
In less than 24 hours the comic has generated almost 200,000 views and been featured on a number of different outlooks including DA's tumblr, facebook, ICanHasCheezeburger, Memebase, and more.
As much as I would like to take credit for the comic, I want people to give proper credit due to DA user Commisar-Erdno for writing the story in the first place. All I did was draw it. Credit for the concept and execution goes to Erdno. So please be sure to check their DA page out and tell them how much you loved the comic.
It's also rather fun to see the comic being used as a Rorschach Test of people's optimism/pessimism. Either way, it's still fun to see everyone's interpretations of the story.
So thank you everyone for your support. I really did not expect a comic about a Yoshi sacrificing itself to save Mario to become so popular and loved by s
Level 5 Trolling and Pacific Rim BeatenLevel 5 TrollingLevel 5 Trolling and Pacific Rim Beaten in Personal More Like This
If this is old news, forgive me I just found it and thought it was hilarious:
Level 5 Studios (the company most noted for the Professor Layton series) was having their 15th year anniversary this week. Along with discounted game prices, part of the celebration was to make a wallpaper featuring player voted favorite characters. Unfortunately for Level 5, the voting of these characters quickly came under attack by trolls who hijacked the results and submitted obscure minor characters instead. The final list included the airplane from Aero Porter in first place with 46,000 votes.
Rather than toss out the votes and start over, Level 5 just rolled with it and produced the wallpaper with the skewed results anyway. You can download the wallpaper here: http://www.level5.co.jp/15th/vote/
I think what I love most about this is that they actually went with the airplane. The inanimate object from the Aero Porter games gets TOP BILLING on the poster. That's hilari
X-Box One's Griefer HellMicrosoft announced today their plans to have a "reputation" system in place for online gaming. The goal is to keep griefers, hate speech, and harassment down by punishing those who engage in those activities.X-Box One's Griefer Hell in Personal More Like This
The plan works like this: People who play nice are allowed to create communities for like-minded players. Those who can't are slowly and gradually demoted through a point system and eventually grouped together with other ass-hole players. I dunno about the rest of you, but I wouldn't want to spend even 5 minutes playing on a server with the absolute scummiest of the scummiest players in the world, would you?
Since this is just an announcement details are scarce. We don't know precisely how people are voted up or down, who controls that, how it's done, or anything of the sort. But I have to admit that this passive-aggressive way of dealing with the vocal minority that piss everyone else off and ruin online gaming for the rest of us who play fair is... kinda clever and a genuine at
Site Update: More Like This - BetaIn 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: More Like This - Beta in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
More Like This BETA
DeviantART is proud to announce two major improvements to the way you browse and discover artwork on the site. These feature are currently only available to Beta Testers. More Like This is deviantART’s newest content discovery tool – enabling you to find similar, relevant deviations, artists, and collections to a chosen deviation. In addition to More Like This, we've made a number of improvements to browsing on deviantART, including an updated navigation, a "fu
Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures140 unbelievably realistic mouth-watering food sculptures that can fit on the tip of your finger.Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures in Art Features More Like This
Mini Clay Cannoli by WaterGleam
Chocolate bracelet by OrionaJewelry Strawberry bracelet by OrionaJewelry
Chocolate treats, close up by thinkpastel
Carrot Cake, take II by thinkpastel
Halloween Treats by thinkpastel
Tutti Frutti - 1:6 assorted fruits by thinkpastel
Scale 1:3 Neko Cheesecake by asuka-sakumo
Blueberry Cake by MyPetiteCakes
Pumpkin Pie -a la mode- by sonickingscrewdriverFudge Brownie Charm by MotherMayIjewelry
Carrot Cake Magnet by MotherMayIjewelryMiniature Charlotte Cakes by MyPetiteCakes
Just a Bunch of Miniature Fruit Tarts by PetitPlatSweetness dream - 12th scale dollhouse miniature by PetitDeCherries
Site Update: Rolled Fine Art Paper PrintsIn 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: Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Announcing Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints
Starting immediately, deviantART is upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints to a more professional grade print process. The new and improved product will now ship with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) bright-white border ready to be hanged or framed! This change will not affect the way in which we currently provide Photo Prints, Canvas, or Frame Art Prints.
Extra characters were appearing
Realistic Video Game Characters by Joshua SummanaRealistic Video Game Characters by Joshua Summana in Art Features More Like This
The talented UK-based artist Joshua Summana brings video game characters to life in his realistic digital paintings.
Mega man by JoshSummana
M. Bison by JoshSummana
Lara Croft by JoshSummana
Sackboy by JoshSummana
Sub-Zero by JoshSummana
View Joshua Summana's Full Gallery
Internet Sensation Natalia Poklonskaya Fan ArtNatalia Poklonskaya, the attractive new attorney general of Crimea (Ukraine) has become the newest internet sensation after a video of her at a press conference went viral. Her looks gained her the attention of the internet, and artists — many of them on deviantART — began creating fan art of her.Internet Sensation Natalia Poklonskaya Fan Art in Art Features More Like This
"With many eyes turned to Ukraine, Poklonskaya’s face was plastered across international media, eventually reaching China and Japan, where she became an icon to many cartoonists and animators struck by her beauty"
—International Business Times
Superheroes as ManateesThe talented Joel Micah Harris recreates popular superheroes as manatees. (via Reddit)Superheroes as Manatees in Art Features More Like This
View Joel's full gallery
My previous art features:
Drag Queens: Before and After
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 Available 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
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
Creepy Meets CuteCreepy Meets Cute in Art Features More Like This
The deviantART community is always blown away by the talent of ~Santani, a Moscow-based artists who makes original dolls that blend together the concepts of "creepy" and "cute."
My Little Dragon: Blue Wyvern by Santani
Purple by Santani
Tiny Griffin Spotty by Santani
Owmlet by Santani
T.G. Polar by Santani
Bunny Twins by Santani
T.G. Red panda by Santani
T.G. Squirrel by Santani
Tiny Black by Santani
Hypnowl by Santani
My Little Dragon: Bambi portrait by Santani
T.G. Polar 1 by Santani
slightly toothy by Santani
More Like This: A New Way To Explore deviantARTMore Like ThisMore Like This: A New Way To Explore deviantART in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce More Like This - a new way to explore deviantART. When you find a piece of artwork that you love, More Like This surfaces related artwork, artists, and Collections. With More Like This and our other new browse upgrades, deep-diving through the deviantART community's diverse collection of over 200 million deviations just got better.
DRAGON CASTLE by ~randis
We developed More Like This to make it easier to find the content you love. With over 100,000 new deviations being submitted daily, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of browsable artwork. More Like This allows you to discover corners of deviantART cate
Our London deviantMEET Was Brilliant!On Saturday, June 14, 2009, deviantART held a deviantMEET at the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park. Over 350 deviants showed up to celebrate all things deviantART, setting a record for the highest attended deviantMEET in history in the process... until now.Our London deviantMEET Was Brilliant! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Almost exactly three years later -- on Saturday, June 30, 2012 -- at the same location in Hyde Park, London deviants once again turned up in droves. Smashing the previous record, our London deviantMEET 2012 saw over 550 deviants throughout the day.
Most deviantMEETs include a group photo, usually taken towards the end of the event's festivities. However, we wasted no time taking our group shot in front of the Albert Memorial, as we wanted to ensure we were complying with Hyde Park's rules and regulations for large gatherings. With a group this massive -- and awesome -- it's hard not to draw attention!
Announcing our Creative Grants recipients!Congratulations to our first-ever Creative Grants recipients!Announcing our Creative Grants recipients! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We're proud to announce that this round's Creative Grants recipients have been chosen! Our Creative Grants Board, comprised of Mollinda, RockstarVanity, and vayabobo, diligently reviewed the applications, and from their top choices, we have determined this round's recipients. What better day to announce these projects than on deviantART's big 12th birthday celebration?
These talented artists are passionate about their projects, and they've already accomplished so much in their communities without outside funding. We can't wait to see how they flourish after receiving their Creative Grants!
Full Moon Art Appreciation
By dogsofeternity from Dallas, TX
Austin Craver, aka dogsofeternity, has been running an art gallery space in Texas for t
We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con!Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on June 25, 2012 at 7:15:03 PM
We're sponsoring Artists' Alley 2012!
We're headed to Comic-Con International:
San Diego to sponsor Artists' Alley!
We Love Artists' Alley
We're back at Comic-Con!
Last year, our sponsorship of Artists' Alley was a huge success. We were able to provide a more comfortable environment for the artists, display their art on huge screens over the Alley, and let people attending the convention draw with deviantART muro on fantastic digital screens. We plan to do this and more in 2012 as we take on the great pleasure of sponsoring Artists' Alley at San Diego Comic-C
Art We Heart: FlightArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.Art We Heart: Flight in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:iconayame-kenoshi: Some thoughts from Toby (Ayame-Kenoshi)
"If you could have any super power, what would it be?" I think it's a question we all have to answer at some point. We're innately curious about the unknown and enjoy diving into the depths of imagination. We know it's not possible, but we can't shake the question of, "What if?"
I don't think my answer has changed since I was asked as a child. I never saw much need for invisibility. I don't think I would enjoy being a mind reader. And sure, shooting laser beams out of my hands would be fun, but there's something that I've always been drawn to more.
I would like to fly.
To me, flight represents freedom. It's the ability to travel around without borders, coming and going as you please. I initially associate it with being closer to nature, as well, somethin
Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday!It's our 12th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted August 7th, 2012 by $Ayame-Kenoshi
Today, August 7th, 2012, marks 12 years since deviantART's creation - aka, it's our 12th birthday! In the last 12 years, we, as a community, have grown by leaps and bounds, fostered creative thought and dialogue, and submitted a lot of artwork - over 220 million deviations. It's with great honor and pleasure that we invite you to party with us as we toast to another devious year of art!
Introducing the First Ever Creative Grants Recipients!
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program - a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended, and from the over 500 applicat
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
Thursday: Random Phrase Art Contest!Happy Thursday!Thursday: Random Phrase Art Contest! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving last week, and are rested up and ready for an art contest this week! Using a random phrase generator, your task is to make a piece of art depicting your random phrase!
Here's how to participate:
Use this random phrase generator to get a random two-word phrase. It's best to use the first one that comes up, but you may choose another.
Draw this phrase, depict it in a photograph, or write about it! Any medium is accepted. However this phrase inspires you, we want to see it!
Be sure to include your random phrase in the description of your piece! Without this, we won't be able to properly judge your piece. It's also helpful to indicate that your entry is for :dev
A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us!March 17th is traditionally known as St. Patrick's Day, a time to celebrate the Irish, feast, and enjoy all things green. It commemorates Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Among numerous achievements, St. Patrick banished all snakes from Ireland, at least according to legend. Today, there are parades around the world to celebrate the day. And for many, St. Patrick's Day is a reminder that spring is on its way!Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
But, of course, there's more to Irish culture than green, clovers, and good luck. One of the many interesting traditions of the Irish culture involves the Blarney Stone, found at Blarney Castle outside of Cork. Visitors come from all over the world to participate in the castle's famous
Game on! There's trouble at Holiday HQ!Oh noes! Holiday Trouble!Game on! There's trouble at Holiday HQ! in Personal More Like This
We're getting closer and closer to the holiday season! Unfortunately, in overwhelming excitement for this time of year, our chaos gerbils ran awry, and llama herds stampeded through our office. In the pandemonium, they left behind a huge mess, with stars and ornaments knocked off our tree, bows from our presents scattered on the floor, and Super Llama Plushies carelessly strewn from their shelves. With such clutter and disorganization, we need your help to clean it up in our newest holiday game!
What is it?
Head to Holiday Headquarters, and you’ll find the Holiday Trouble game listed under the ‘Events’ section.
The Committed Canvas:icontechgnotic:The Committed Canvas in Personal More Like This
Tattooing has existed since the very beginnings of Neolithic human expression and has since those ancient beginnings continued to be a reliable flash indicator of personality type. There are those people who get tattoos and there those people who simply do not. Even though the social opprobrium for getting inked has greatly disappeared in recent years, and even though skin art has become almost boringly de rigueur amongst rock guitarists and other entertainers, there is still one element that separates the tattooed from the non-tattooed in terms of artistic appreciation: commitment.
Tattoos may be the first “interactive” art form. The art lover doesn’t just buy an artist’s artwork – he or she becomes one with artwork, he or she commits to becoming a living canvas for the artwork, he or she, by choosing the tattoo to be borne forever, shares authorship with the tattoo artist of the artwork. T
The Timeless Code of the Eternal OutsiderThe Timeless Code of the Eternal Outsider in Personal More Like This
Why Drive will be the movie that is remembered in years to come
Film Noir is a genre of “life in the shadows” movies that became popular in America during
the uncertain times of World War II. Westerns have remained a shorthand for the American
psyche with their sullen outsiders with a personal code of honor bucking the system.
Samurai films mirror the lone avenger protagonist, but set against a longing for a lost
society of incorruptible values. Now and again a notable contemporary noir or western or
samurai film emerges with little fanfare amidst all the commercial cacophony of the louder,
bolder, more spectacular action films that rule today’s box office. One such gem of film
blending all three genres flashed out of the shadows briefly in 2011. It’s called “Drive”
and I think i
Art in Contemplation of Its Own BecomingDuchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously “the artist’s”) and names it “The Fountain”. The most mundane, even off-putting, of objects is transformed by Duchamp into art. He submits it for exhibition and it is rejected. You might say the judges “pissed on” his idea. But the idea was born and persisted. Duchamp insisted the object was art because he as an artist presented it as such. “Conceptual Art” was born.Art in Contemplation of Its Own Becoming in Personal More Like This
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 7:59 PM
Duchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously
Art We Heart: HolidaysArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.Art We Heart: Holidays in Personal More Like This
:iconestunt:Some thoughts from Matt (mattdanna)
Being raised Roman Catholic, Christmas is a big ordeal for my family. On Christmas Eve, we would always celebrate Christmas with my Mom's side of the family and we would participate in this weird yankee swap gift exchange. It's such an evil game because only one person really ends up being happy with the gift they receive, and everyone else wants to strangle that person. Unfortunately, I always ended up with a gag gift. On Christmas Day, we would go to church and then have my Dad's side of the family over for a gluttonous late lunch/early dinner.
I participated in these annual traditions for 21 years. Last Christmas was the first year I did not travel home for the holidays. I had just moved out to Los Angeles a couple mon
Cathedral Of NatureLouie Schwartzberg: Witness to Nature’s Winged Struggle for Our Survival. Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “life out of balance.” It was also an amazing documentary film utilizing slow-motion and time-lapse photography of cityscapes and landscapes across America to beautifully, although disturbingly, depict our modern society’s growing unbalance.Cathedral Of Nature in Personal More Like This
Fri Dec 30, 2011, 9:11 PM
Louie Schwartzberg: Witness to Nature’s Winged Struggle for Our Survival
Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “life out of balance.” It was also an amazing documentary
film utilizing slow-motion and time-lapse photography of cityscapes and landscapes across America to
beautifully, although disturbingly, depict our modern society’s growing unbalance.
View *louieschwartzberg second video, “Wings of Life” on YouTube
Cathedral Of Nature (cont.)
Eye See, Therefore Eye Am:icontechgnotic:Eye See, Therefore Eye Am in Personal More Like This
"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
Every time we open our eyes in the morning as each new day breaks, two worlds flow forth, each penetrating into the other, as the celestial portal gate separating them is once again raised. One’s inner world, of mind and being, pierces the outer world of light and raw data, seeking to hunt and gather mental sustenance. The outer world floods into our minds like a data tsunami, seeking to reconfigure the secret landscape of last night’s perfectly crafted dream state. Both worlds do battle to rearrange and make sense of the other. It is the yin and yang, by which we create and recreate the world – and the world invades and recreates each one of
The Resource Roundup #3: TutorialsThe Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #3: Tutorials in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about tutorials. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• Photography: beginners to advanced
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
Join a SOPA and PIPA debate What are SOPA and PIPA?Join a SOPA and PIPA debate in Personal More Like This
The United States Congress is proposing two laws that address the problem of wide-scale unlicensed distribution on the Internet of motion pictures, songs, trademarked goods, and patented pharmaceuticals.
One of the proposals is called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and would direct search engines in the United States to block Internet sites outside the United States that are primarily engaged in distributing unlicensed content.Another proposal called PIPA (Protect IP Act) would block websites located in the United States as well.The Obama administration is putting a stop to these proposals. It wants the Internet companies and the content companies to get together and come up with more functional and less destructive solutions.
The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #2 in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
The smell of love by nihilist-0corroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by TylerFortierPhoto:th
Site Update: December 1, 2011About a month ago we announced Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer -- not as a hot topic, but we soft-launched to the hq membership and to the more savvy deviants who follow along when we release things.Site Update: December 1, 2011 in Personal More Like This
Development of both products has never stopped and will continue in an ongoing manner moving forward.
Below, I've outlined a change log that tracks recent Sta.sh progress and also identified Known Issues that we're aware of and actively working on.
You now have the option to include/exclude your journal from the Journal Portal, and from your Journal Tab's new "Featured" section.
The Journal Portal in the footer of deviantART now pulls from the Journals category but excludes all "Personal" posts. This means, you must categorize your Journal on submission for it to even qualify to appear in the footer of dA. This has substantially increased the quality of posts that appear there.
We were having some issues editing old articles within Groups, and those bugs have been fixe
Feature point, LandscapesI really want to write a long in-depth journal about me, the things most of you don't really know about me.Feature point, Landscapes in Personal More Like This
But it'll likely take some time to form my thoughts out, so in the mean time, enjoy some beautiful Landscape photography.
Feature point: Landscapes.
... by MindShelvesAn Autumn Dawn by Dee-T
Landscape by ToRomSour grape sunrise by PeterJCoskun
Mesa Arch by scumpiGreenland - Arctic Circle Trail I by hquer
Kirkjufell Panorama by cwaddellThe Mighty Karakorams by ahmedspeculates
Blazing Sunset by MaximeCourtyThe Dark Lake by MaximeCourty
Tasman Peninsula Rainbow by CapturingTheNightMoldova, the center of the country. by Viand
Sidewalk by Burtn The land of darkness and light by EOS600D
Picos Series 0005 by goncalo-lopes Burning September Skies by JustinDeRosa
Oh, and today is one of my favorite photographer's (if not my top favorite here on dA) birthday.
:iconjustinderosa: I hope you have a Glorious day, your photography has been such an inspiration to me, I can just look at one of your pieces and be so inspired just to write. <3
Everyone go spam him with happy bir
A ghost in love contest You still have time to enter my contest if you're interested, and if you aren't but you want to see some another contests going on you can check out :iconanothercontestgroup: so see what is out there.A ghost in love contest in Deviant Events More Like This
With the start of March starts a new contest from me.
Theme: A ghost in love.
Interoperate as you please.
The twist though is that your piece has to be inspired by another piece of art that already exists and must be from a different category of art.
Say if you are a poet you look for a drawing/photo that inspires the 'A ghost in love' theme and you write about it (either creating a story from the piece or just a decription of the piece, that's to your interoperation) but it must be clear to the reader that it makes sense when linking to the picture/drawling.
No graphic content will be allowed (strong language and/or nudity)
Must link the piece you choose to work with in your artist comments.
Must link back to this contest journal i
My prayers to those who suffer....Everyone by now has heard of the Sandy Hook School shooting that happened yesterday, ending in the lives of 20 children and six adults.My prayers to those who suffer.... in Personal More Like This
It didn't really hit me until just now though when I was watching an interview with one father, and as they showed the named of the kids...
I broke down... those innocent lives... those six and seven year olds died by the hand of a very sick and evil person.
My heart breaks for the parents and families who are suffering right now and my prayers go out to them. I pray God comforts them with His peace and love during this time, with the confidence that their children ARE in a better place in Heaven....
I'm still sniffling, still aching....
I hate how some are trying to push the gun control issue, guns are like pit bulls. It's not the breed that are the problem it is the owners who train the dogs for evil that are the problems. Guns aren't the problem, the people who use them for evil are the problem.
Guns for many are a source of safety, RESPONSIBLE peop
Waiting until the wedding night, the right way.I just read this really amazing Article written by Steven Crowder.Waiting until the wedding night, the right way. in Personal More Like This
I couldn't agree more with his statements and words.
As anyone who's read my abstinence column here at Fox News Opinion could guess, my wedding is something that I've looked forward to for quite some time. After having tied the knot at the end of August, I can now say beyond all shadow of a doubt, that it was everything I'd hoped and prayed that it would be since childhood. (I'd also prayed to be bitten by a radioactive spider and develop sticky hands, but I was an idiot.)
Let me preface this column by saying this: my wife (I have to get used to saying that) and I not only waited sexually in every way (no, we didn't pull the Bill Clinton and technically avoid "sex" sex,) but we didn't shack up as live-ins and most importantly, we courted each other in a way that was consistent with our publicl
Promised Contest feature & the opening of mineI promised :iconjesus-loves-you: that I would feature their contest winners so here it is.Promised Contest feature & the opening of mine in Personal More Like This
Third place goes to...
What is love by :iconpirategal4:
Second place goes to...
The Divine Helper by :iconfreuddwyn:
First place goes to...
Heart song by :iconsapphire-x-dreams:
Also, here is the opening for my own contest.
Hello everyone, today is the kickoff of my new fused contest 'If today was your last day' & 'Darkness to Light'.
I figured with the entwined themes it will spark an interest to a wider audience.
Theme: Darkness to Light/If today was your last day.
Interpret at will.
1: One entry pre theme; this way you can enter in both themes of
Greetings to your frog LeonardDear IrvNationGreetings to your frog Leonard in Personal More Like This
I don't really know how to tell you this, but I'll join the monastery. I think I realized it when we skinny dipped in our camping car and I saw you carve your initials into my father. I'm sure you're Mongolic enough to understand that I get turned on by garbage men. I'm returning your ring and your pictures from LA to you, but I'll keep the results of your blood sample as a memory. You should also know that I never liked our friendship or this life as a clone or Oprah Winfrey imitations.
Greetings to your frog Leonard.
I learn something new about me everyday. Like being turned on by garbage men, didn't know that. Skinny dipping in a car with IrvNation must have been sleeping or drugged.
But the most surprising it knowing I'm a clone.
Very interesting stuff.
Admissions are such a painful awaking sometimes.
HOW TO FILL IT IN
Dear -insert name who tagged you/you stole this from here-,
I don't really know how to te
Less then a week leftLess then a week left in my Contest so get your art sent in soon before it is too late.Less then a week left in Personal More Like This
I was reading John 11 last night and read once again one of the most powerful two words in the Bible. 'Jesus wept.' John 11:35
I used this reference to my nephew a few weeks back when we were at my grandma's house for her birthday party. Tyler (my nephew) started to cry after hugging me (that piece goes into some detail in the artist comments) so while I was sitting in the truck with him I was telling him that everyone wanted to see him, especially his grandparents (my parents) and his great grandman. He then asked. 'But what if they laugh at me because I'm crying?' I leaned in, arm slung over his shoulder the whole time, smiling at him. "Then don't pay them any mind, if they laugh that's just because they are mean, and you shouldn't worry about mean people
Poets neededOkay, I need help from some of my fellow poets here.Poets needed in Personal More Like This
My mom's online magazine does the Advent each year for Christmas and she uses a poem for each day that goes with the daily lesion, for some reason she lost the past poems she had found and asked me if I could write a poem for the days she needs. Which I said I would, but I had an idea after the fact (which I shared with her)
I was thinking of asking 'you' wonderful poet friends of mine if you'd also like to write a children's poem for one of her daily lesions?
She has the first week taken care of but from the 8th to 25th she needs poems for.
Lesions/poem Letters needed:
1: A for Angels:
2: B: for Baby Jesus
3: C for Christmas tree/Christ Child: - :iconalyor:
4: D for Donkey
5: E for Ever Green tree
6: F for Family - :icondawn181:
7: G for Gifts
8: H for Heart and Holy Spirit. - :iconstickfigureparadise:
9: I for Inn - :iconkorenreyno
Why you should see October Babyhttp://youtu.be/7oO_2Bh0qXcWhy you should see October Baby in Personal More Like This
(This is a testimony of a facebook friend of mine.
(This is an review done by someone who watched October Baby, one of the FEW critics that didn't totally base the movie because it's stance on truth and reality.)
Written by Suzanne Venker on March 26, 2012:
Christian themes in Hollywood films are, unfortunately, rare things. But every once in a while, a courageous filmmaker produces a movie that's unlike the others in one significant way: It confronts truth. October Baby is one such film. When I saw it this weekend, I was reminded of this Samuel Adams quote: "It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."
October Baby details the dark side of abortion, the side Americans rarely see. It dares to address the reality of what goes on in clinics across this country and what an emotional toll abortion takes on women who've had one. The directors, Jon and Andrew Erwin, make it clear that
Comic-Con: Day 1San Diego Comic-Con Day 1 is winding down to such wee hours, some sticklers might call it “Technically A Few Moments Into Day 2.” But we live by the belief that new days don’t technically start until after you’ve fallen asleep, and all of the deviantART staff in attendance are still buzzing with energy after such an amazing first day on the convention floor.Comic-Con: Day 1 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For those of you unable to make it to San Diego, allow us to paint a picture for you.
Try not to get hypnotized as our deviantART signage spins from the convention ceiling!
The first thing you see as you walk in the door (provided you walk in at door G) is the radiant deviantART band of hope hanging from the ceiling like a beacon for artists and art lovers to join their devious brethren at the mecca of creativity: Artists’ Alley.
Like last year, deviantART is sponsoring the alley, offering comic artists comfy seats, slick carpeting, deviantART swag, and the contentment that comes from knowing how
Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!‘Twas the night before Christmas on DeviantArt,Happy Holidays from DeviantArt! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Not a paintbrush was stirring, and creators took heart.
The artists scrolled through Daily Deviations with care
Knowing kindred warm-fuzzies soon would be there.
Deviants were all swiping, all snug on their phones
While visions of inspiration across all time zones
Were zapped to their smart device, quick as can be,
At the tap of a button in a +Fav’ing spree!
When across the Interwebs there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to the Comments to see what was the matter,
“I’m bored,” the Journal wrote, “I’m on a long trip, too.
I don’t have my laptop, and there’s nothing to do.”
I cracked all my knuckles, settled down in my chair,
Then descended upon the keyboard and wrote with a flair:
“Dear Friend, did you not get DA’s early present?
We now have an app, and it won’t cost you one cent!
“On, Watch Feed! On, Browse! On, Explore! On, Today!
Tap-and-hold to fave, sha
deviantART was on TV + join the art challenge!A long time ago (about 24 hours), in a galaxy far, far away (down the road in Hollywood), comedian and television host Chris Hardwick introduced a segment on his late-night Comedy Central show — aptly titled @midnight (get it?) — that got many of us at deviantART all aflutter.deviantART was on TV + join the art challenge! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
First of all, if you love the Internets and you haven't seen @midnight yet, you're missing out on some serious lulz. A few nights a week, Hardwick invites some comedian pals on the show for some Geek-Centric Improv Comedy. Sort of like a British Quiz Show brought to you by Reddit. Or "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" with slightly less dancing, but an equal amount of thick-rimmed glasses and awkward sexual tension.
In a segment called "Star Weird" on Monday's episode, Hardwick's guests had to choose which of two artistic descriptions was an actual deviation on deviantART. YES, MOM, HE SAID DEVIANTART'S ACTUAL NAME ON TV! MUCH WOW! The comed
The new deviantART muro featuring Redraw!The new deviantART muro featuring Redraw! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Draw with Muro Now!
Sharpen your skills and showcase your unique technique in a whole new way.
The Making of Pepper
Holiday Card Project 2012Holiday Card Project 2012 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, CA 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
deviantART Honored by Online Trust AlliancedeviantART Honored by Online Trust Alliance in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
deviantART: Online Trust Alliance 2012 Award Receipient
At deviantART, we always strive to keep your user experience safe so you’re provided with an environment in which you’re comfortable to create and grow. As part of our ongoing effort to keep your user experience protected, we’ve been documenting ways to encourage awareness and ensure a safer deviantART — first in April and August of 2011, and again in January of this year.
In 2011, deviantART became a member of the Online Trust Alliance (
deviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate! TweetdeviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
August 7th, 2011 marks deviantART's 11th birthdAy, but in true devious style, we're taking a whole week to celebrate! Our original plans for Deviants Appreciation Day were so huge that there was no possible way to express our love for the community in a mere 24 hours. Instead, we've created Deviants Appreciation Week, and what better time to host a week's worth of community-oriented events than in the days leading up to our birthdAy?
Each day this week, we have something special organized for you to participate in! Check out the schedule of events below to come party with us!
In Skribble, our latest community contest, we challenge
deviantART is applying to manage .artdeviantART is applying to manage .art in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
deviantaRT is applying to manage a new Top Level Domain called .art
Top Level Domain (TLD) is the technical name for ".com," ".net," ".org," or ".fr". These TLDs are controlled and issued by a worldwide organization called ICANN, short for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. When ICANN announced that it would accept applications for new TLDs, deviantART quickly realized that someone would try to nab ".art."
DeviantART is committed to have the .art TLD in the hands of representatives of the arts; people who know something about the Internet and the way art is presented and enabled by the Internet. Nobody has more experience with this than the deviantART community that we are all building, participating in, and sharing with each other every day.
In order to secure .art into the right hands, deviantA
Introducing the Premium Content PlatformIntroducing the Premium Content Platform in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce our Premium Content Platform
Providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. Sellers are able to set their own prices while retaining 80% of all revenue earned, and buyers are able to quickly get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.
What is Premium Content?
The Premium Content Platform was built to represent high-quality content — the premier pieces in an artist's repertoire of work. We encourage the sale of everything from comics or stories for download, to high-res files like .PSDs, textures, tutorials, brush packs, and more!
Trends.There are a number of trends I'm amused by at deviantART.Trends. in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Search for draw this again and you see a meme where deviants are showing their progress through the years. Examples:
Then there's a trend on YouTube where deviants are posting video blogs about their deviantART experiences. I recently caught this one by DomieNeek that I was charmed by. She makes great points, too!
In November we published a Journal on dt's Blog, very discreetly announcing that we've launched a set of API's (Application Programming Interfaces) so that developers out there could make Apps for deviantART.
BOSS Week.I love weeks like this. The team is incredibly hard at work launching deviantART's Premium Content Platform, and simultaneously managing our huge sponsorship of Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego.BOSS Week. in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
^That's me in the middle there, writing this Journal.
^ Check out the intensity of endosage, danlev, hellokirti, Heidi,and Ayame-Kenoshi. Diligent, even intense. That's because they're hours away from a massive release that will reach millions of deviants worldwide. They are right to be this tense. You would be, too.
In everything we do, we aim to change the world for the better. And we aim high. This Premium Content Platform you can read about here has no limits as to what it could achieve for the arts, from my perspectiv
Art ElvesI mentioned I was in Mammoth over the holidays, which, besides an annoying sickness for the first few days, was so much fun I don't even know where to start. But I'll get into that in another Journal.Art Elves in Art Features More Like This
I wanted to share with you a note I found on my desk at hq when I returned. Yanira works here at the office once or twice a week and she had her nephews in with her during the break.
We have a ton of these deviantART coasters laying around HQ so they must have found them. We originally made them for originaldrinkanddraw and I'm so glad they found them! I'm going to have to get more just in case the elves come again!
Look what they left for me!
How cool are these?! Um, please ignore the devious slogan on there... Hopefully the artistic elves knew we were talking about delicious, healthy milk!
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in SpanishHelp support our application to manage .ART in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
We need your help!
We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyo
Incredible SOPA ResponseI've been watching the SOPA response on deviantART all day, and needless to say the level of discussion being had about it is at an all new level from what I've ever seen around here the past decade or so.Incredible SOPA Response in Personal More Like This
When you guys rally, it's quite a sight. And I do mean a sight...
These are screenshots just taken from the front page of dA. And with every reload of our NEWEST submissions...
... there is a seemingly endless stream of these DEVIATION CENSORED deviations, just about all of them opposing SOPA and PIPA.
It's always mesmerizing to watch our community in action, especi
Boldly Facing The FutureBoldly Facing The Future in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Artist Credit DanielaUhlig
Many of you have been in this community for a long time, but whether you’ve just joined or you’ve been a member since day one, this is your first impression of the new DeviantArt.
Change is not something that we take lightly, because it affects our collective identity. It was important for us to define who we are and what we’re made of at our core before we changed anything. We all have our own understanding of what that means, but the process of getting that core story down on paper took almost a year.
The result is “Bleed and Breed Art.” This is our center of gravity and our reason for getting out of bed i
Is this a Deviation?I was in Greece visiting my family recently... and after everyone went to sleep, I couldn't. I knew there was a beauty outside that I rarely have a chance to see. And a deep, primal hunger drove my need to be outside to breathe in.Is this a Deviation? in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
It was pitch dark. I couldn't see anything but the stars and maybe the driveway lights. But my camera can see so much more.
That's the milky way coming just about almost out of that chimney of the little house where I was staying.
Is this a deviation?
Introducing Madefire Motion Books to deviantARTApr 2, 2013by spyedIntroducing Madefire Motion Books to deviantART in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Visit #Madefire on deviantART
I am very excited to announce a strategic partnership between deviantART and Madefire, the leading Motion Book application in Apple’s App Store. (iPhone & iPad)
Together with Madefire, we are releasing the Madefire Web Reader on deviantART in a new category on our front-page called "Motion Books.” You will immediately find a dozen Madefire Motion Books there, with more books released each Wednesday.
Browse Motion BooksTM
Try it out!
Kitten Over Baby; Delusional for Davisvia Secular Pro-LifeKitten Over Baby; Delusional for Davis in Personal More Like This
The World We Live In
Two things have happened to me in the past few weeks that may seem unrelated, but have become connected for me. One is a video that has gone viral on YouTube; as of my writing, it has over 13 million views. It is of a fireman saving a kitten from a burning building:
The other is the story of an abortionist who takes photos of pre-born babies she has aborted. Her reason for doing so is that the parents can then remember the "birth" of the aborted baby.
via Secular Pro-Life
Delusional for Davis: What Texas Abortion Supporters Have Wrong
Wendy Davis, the Texas politician best known for wearing pink shoes while fighting for the right to kill five-month-old fetuses, is expected to run for governor of Texas. Abortion advocate and Democratic consultant Jason Stanford has an opinion column in Politico that desperately seeks to convince people tha
Birth After Transplant; Loves Son; USA's Baby Bustvia The TelegraphBirth After Transplant; Loves Son; USA's Baby Bust in Personal More Like This
Argentine woman becomes first to give birth after heart transplant
Pregnancy after an organ transplant is always a high risk proposition because the drugs needed to ensure the transplanted organ is not rejected make pregnancy difficult, and their effects on the fetus are not clear.
"There is no record in the world of a transplant patient who has achieved pregnancy through in vitro fertilization," said Gustavo Leguizamon, head of the high risk pregnancy centre in Buenos Aires, where the treatment was performed.
via Secular Pro-Life
Embracing my son
[Today's guest post is by SPL member and adoptive mom Nicole Wood.*]
Early in 2011, I met my son. He was scared, he did not speak, his appearance was unkempt, he cowered in a corner making little eye contact. I was told that he was thought
Pregnancy Scare; Unity; Hyper-Sexualizationvia Secular Pro-LifePregnancy Scare; Unity; Hyper-Sexualization in Personal More Like This
How a pregnancy scare affected my pro-life views
While a stereotype out there about pro-lifers is that we’re prudish virgins who all hate sex, that’s not true. You can be pro-life and still have sex. Plenty of us have, myself included. But I always have sex with the thought in the back of my mind that I may end up pregnant. And I wouldn’t punish an innocent unborn child for my decision.
A few months ago I found myself faced with dealing with the possible consequences of having sex involving having a baby. Having an irregular cycle, the waiting game was even more difficult with timing. Though a woman is more likely to become pregnant at certain times of the months than either, pregnancy is always a possibility.
I knew that I would always give my hypothetical baby life, but thinking I could be pregnant caused me to think a little about pregnancy, privacy, and pregnancy centers.
Here are a few things which ran through my mind during this time
The Golden Coat Hanger(While cleaning out the basement recently with my family, we came across some old treasures: Toys from my own childhood, my mom's ancient Atari 2600, and this one article my grandfather wrote many, many years ago. I would like to share this article with you now which he titled "The Golden Coat Hanger" because I believe many of the points he makes still ring true today. Also, please forgive any spelling errors since I'm copying this from paper.)The Golden Coat Hanger in Personal More Like This
When one analyzes today's news, I mean seriously analyses it, especially on the subject of abortion, one aspect seems to escape scrutiny and that is the underlying reason for the acceptance of the legitimization of abortion. I have had no particular axe to grind on the subject until recently when I began to take notice of considerable media coverage of events associated with the abortion issue. These news items included the polarized causes of the so-called "Pro-life"/"Pro-choice" factions, the issue of government funding of abortion, the ma
Abortion Survivor: Nik Hootvia Journal GazetteAbortion Survivor: Nik Hoot in Personal More Like This
‘I look at it as being an advantage’
Woodlan wrestler perseveres despite physical challenges
FORT WAYNE – So here’s a photo for you, on a day given over to devotion and love. It’s a posed shot of the instruments of Nik Hoot’s passion, arranged on what looks to be the living room carpet. Every manifestation of a life lived full to the top is there.
The navy-and-powder-blue Woodlan High School wrestling singlet. The navy wrestler’s headgear. And, of course, the shoes, which in this case have their own significance.
Now, it is all resolved.
Sorry if this entry is blank because I can't click a button to select a journal skin, so I don't know why... I will come back and fix it a bit later. Hopefully, it will all resolve it.
Abortion in American Sign Language (ASL)This tonight, I notice a few pro-life pages on FB: The Abortion "Sign" For The Deaf: A Two-Second Video Tells A Thousand Words.Abortion in American Sign Language (ASL) in Personal More Like This
I want to explain something about the ASL word for abortion.
Yes, yes... it's true that some Deaf people sign that way. But, it's really depend on where Deaf people live in a region or state. Those signs are like voice accents, so I sign just different from others. Here's what I mostly sign: http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi
First, select "A", and then, select "abort". You'll see how the man sign "abortion".
Also, there is an another similar sign for abortion, which I am still not able to find. It's just like you remove the baby off of your womb. From those sites, see above-- to use the same sign you already see-- to close your hand and to touch on your belly with your fist hand, move your hand while your fingers spread out as if you throw something. I'm no
Friends Lost Friendsvia Live Action NewsFriends Lost Friends in Personal More Like This
When friends won’t let friends be pro-life
When I was 27, I became pro-life. I’ve written about it extensively, so I won’t rehash the story. A year later, I became Catholic. During that year, when I was blogging (via the ancient site known as MySpace) about my new pro-life stance and my faith, two of my best friends in the world – I’ll call them Dave and Nancy – decided not to be friends with me anymore.
I tried to reach out to them. I sent e-mails. I called. I attempted to explain that I loved them, that I didn’t care where we differed, that their friendship meant everything to me.
It all fell on deaf ears.
Dave has deigned to connect with me on Facebook, but he won’t interact with me. Nancy just disappeared from my life.
45 Babies Now Have Their Names!via LifeNews45 Babies Now Have Their Names! in Personal More Like This
Naming the 45 Babies Retrieved From the Gosnell Abortion Clinic
The trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell is about much more than the man himself. In a painful way, it brings America face to face with abortion, which, as the defense argued, is “bloody” and “real.”
For those who have had abortions, it brings them again in touch with a pain that is never really far away, and it brings them in touch yet again with their need for healing. This is especially true when we see what the Gosnell case has confronted us with: bodies of babies in bags and cartons in the freezer, severed feet in jars, some 45 babies retrieved in a raid on the clinic and entrusted to the Philadelphia Medical Examiner.
As Pastoral Director of the world’s largest ministry for healing after abortion, Rachel’s Vineyard, as well as of the largest mobilization of those who speak out about their abortions, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, I have accompanied countl