When Being Human Just Isn't Enough:icontechgnotic:
The allure of Anthro Art is obvious to anyone who ever “owned” and loved a pet. (Only those who have never loved and shared lives with a pet speak of pet “ownership”!) Once a bond has been formed between a human and an animal the rigid distinctions between what is human and what is animal begin to fracture.
The definition of “being” becomes suddenly far more expansive. And soon the bonded human begins feeling spiritual affinities with the “animal” that are undeniably powerful and as “real” as any felt with other humans. The desire to leave all the lies and hypocrisies of human society behind and join in with a simpler and somehow more “honest” society of different beings in nature can become palpable and intense. “The grass is always greener…” and, oh!, to scamper across it on four liberating paws!
News to know! A quick recap!The behind-the-scenes works never stops at deviantART and we’ve had our hands in a many pots as of late. Here’s a quick recap of recent upgrades and also information about a few enhancements that are soon on their way.News to know! A quick recap! in Personal More Like This
If you’re a follower of devBUG, you already have some familiarity with Stash -- the name we’ve given to the revamp of deviantART’s exisiting submission process.
However, Stash is so much more than a simple revamp. Your Stash on deviantART will become home to all your images, writing... everything! Here's how it works:
You can drag and drop multiple files into your Stash, quickly and easily.
However, those files won’t appear in your Gallery, or to your Watchers, until you specifically say so. Allowing you an easy place to storage images until you’re ready to publish
Steve Jobs - Community Contest and Tribute:icontechgnotic:Steve Jobs - Community Contest and Tribute in Personal More Like This
A number of media outlets are closely monitoring the artistic response by our community to the death of Steve Jobs.
For me, Steve Jobs is an icon. The John Lennon of our time. And while his wife and children, as well as Apple and Pixar, are the landmarks of his life, Steve Jobs encapsulates the core values that have inspired a generation, separate from the images put forth by his companies.
It is his iconography that we as a community should come together and try our hands at capturing. No small feat, but it is precisely what I'd like to see us do. The iconography of Steve Jobs himself. Apple and Pixar and those types of images aside, Steve Jobs transcends these accomplishments through the meaning of his life's work, his vision, and the inspiration that he will continue to be to us all.
Iconography is the branch of art history which studies the identification, description, and the int
The Savage Beauty of Gears of War:icontechgnotic:The Savage Beauty of Gears of War in Personal More Like This
WARNING: Interviews subject to "interruptions" due to "disturbances"
beyond the dA video crew’s control.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be an artist working on one of the world’s hottest shooter games inside the HQ of one of the world’s most respected videogame development companies? Ever dream of imagining and creating the alien landscapes and the superheroes and monstrous creatures who inhabit them?
These exclusive interviews only from deviantART at Epic Games HQ with Gears producers Cliff Bleszinski and Rod Fergusson and Gears artists Chris Perna, Wyeth Johnson, Shane Caudle and the rest of the Gears artists gang reveal what it takes to make a team of sorcerers to conjure, capture and render pure mayhem for our videogame rapture. They deliver insight into what their journey was like from when they first realized that art was their only life path and travel
But is it Art?But is it Art? 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
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 Fractal Universe:icontechgnotic:The Fractal Universe in Personal More Like This
Is a photograph only a record, something created by a machine? Can photography ever truly be considered art? That question seems quaint and laughable these days, but if you do a little research you will find that once upon a time it was a raging debate. Thankfully a consensus has been reached that the agency of the photographer – his or her eye and critical mind – choosing the subject and manipulating the machine (the camera that is the art instrument) is what establishes photographs as potential works of art when created by an artist-photographer. Pretty basic common sense, huh? So why then is there now a debate as to whether FRACTAL ART is truly art – or just something produced by poking patterns into a computer? Isn't it just really random e-graffiti, a fibonacci button mash?
Here we go again… Hopefully it won’t take nearly a century again before fractal art is recog
News to know: beware of phishing scams!There is currently an individual or group of individuals who have created a fake deviantART login page, and they're using hijacked accounts to continue to share the URL of the fake page.News to know: beware of phishing scams! in Personal More Like This
Please spread the word:
If you click a link that directs you through the deviantART "There Be Monsters Out There" outgoing link page and you unexpectedly return back to deviantART while logged out, check the URL of where you are before entering any of your details.
The proper URL for the actual deviantART login page is: deviantart.com/users/login. (Note that there is nothing between "deviantart" and "com" except for a "dot.")
If you find yourself unexpectedly logged out after clicking an offsite link, immediately check the URL to see if anything extra has been added -- this would indicate that you are in fact on a third-party website masquerading as deviantART. For example, if the URL reads something like deviantart.[som
Poe's Death List:icontechgnotic:Poe's Death List in Personal More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Fri Oct 21, 2011, 8:23 PM
As Halloween approaches, what better way to celebrate the season when the spectral
boundaries of the Kingdom of the Spirits of the Dead touch briefly with the mystical
edges of the Domain of We the Living than to invoke the battered and hellishly bedeviled
soul of Edgar Allan Poe to guide us in communication between (his) ghostly and (our)
ghastly planes of existence.
Poe invented the “detective” story and was an early father of “sci-fi”, and he was also an
extraordinary poet, but he is best known for his Gothic tales of mystery and abject horror –
nearly all of them anchored in the apprehension of an impending cruel and unnatural death.
Edgar Allan Poe by Dr-Horrible
Poe had an inventive genius like no other in his
Haiti: An Art Journal (Part 1):icontechgnotic:Haiti: An Art Journal (Part 1) in Personal More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Wed Oct 26, 2011, 3:50 PM
There is one deviantART artist’s “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” essay to which attention must definitely be paid. John Paul Thornton is an artist and art teacher who has been aptly described as an “artist-warrior.” Renowned for his portraits of missing children, he has dedicated his life’s journey to bringing the spiritual healing powers of art to sufferers in need of miracles all around the world. His latest point of “magical exchange” is Haiti, still devastated from the January 2010 earthquake, from whence he transmitted his July 7 journal entry, which is reprinted here for those who didn’t catch it this summer on his page. John Paul is an exemplar of the spirit that must be embraced, emulated and cultivated by all the individual points of love and hope (you guys reading this) in the deviantART community worldwide – if art is to fulfill its
The Traditional Through a Cracked PrismCreating art for those who feel a real resonance with traditional anchoring fairy tales, ~cidaq also draws in those who enjoy darker tales of mystery and films noir. As a storyteller who can create narratives in both words and watercolors, she often comes up with short stories to accompany her art.The Traditional Through a Cracked Prism in Personal More Like This
Thu Nov 24, 2011, 9:59 PM
cidaq’s paintings are unique and instantly identifiable as hers —
Even though at first glance one might think them antique illustrations preserved from century-old
products advertisements or children’s books. But one is drawn to look closer and see that a very
modern, very mischievous intelligence is obviously at play. The media of pencil, inks and watercolors
as well as the skilled technique and composition are solidly anchored in the traditional, but the
New deviantART ThumbnailsHey folks!New deviantART Thumbnails in Personal More Like This
You may remember a while back we showed off some brand new thumbnails in #hq's Journal. Well, after many weeks of porting and tweaking based on community feedback, we finally got these brand new thumbs ready for beta testing!
The new thumbnails
UPDATE (May 19, 2012): Based on feedback received, we've updated the new thumbnails to be justified. Thumbnails are now spaced out across the rows, making them flush against the left and right sides of the page. When a browser's window is too small, justification cannot happen without leaving larger awkward spaces. In these cases, justification is turned off and thumbnails become left aligned. We think these changes present the most appealing interface for both cases.
For those of you who didn't see the new thumbs when they were previewed a month back, here's a re
Sta.shHi again, beta crew.Sta.sh in Personal More Like This
As mentioned recently, we’re making a bunch of changes to the new Stash...
If you're new to Stash, find out more about it here: http://devbug.deviantart.com/journal/Stash-215498179
The latest changes: Sta.sh is now a separate section of the deviantART Network - with its own header, and its own look.
Here's a sneak peek!
"Stash" no longer exists on your Submit menu, but instead can be gotten to one of two ways:
You can pick "Sta.sh" from your main profile menu.. next to Logout and Settings
Or, you can type http://sta.sh into your address bar
Note: to switch back to deviantART, pick the "deviantART" item from the Sta.sh main menu.
Switching over and back:
Other than that, the Stash functionality remains much the same - Drag and drop your
Embed dA Film, Vimeo and Youtube Into Journals!Hello Beta TestersEmbed dA Film, Vimeo and Youtube Into Journals! in Personal More Like This
It's been on the wish-list of many a deviant for years, and now it's finally here
That's right, you can now embed your favourite deviantART Films or Vimeo and Youtube videos into your journal!
But How Do I Embed It? I hear you cry
Adding a video is simple!
And we'll do the rest
here's some more examples
If you encounter any bugs, please submit them to the issue tracker under the "Unified Content" project
And stay Devious
Skribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! TweetSkribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! in Deviant Events More Like This
A mere eleven years ago, deviantART met its humble beginnings. Since that time, we've grown to be the world's largest online art community, but even a site as massive and established as deviantART had to start somewhere. We never forget those few small sparks that launched deviantART to be where it is today, and that's what we're celebrating during our birthday season.
For this year's community event, we're embracing the idea of starting small and creating something amazing from just a few quick sketches. We've started this work for you and challenge you to finish it with the pizzazz that only the best art community in the world co
Beautiful Creatures Light or Dark Contest WinnersBeautiful Creatures Light or Dark Contest Winners in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Lena's transformation is complete! The entries for the Beautiful Creatures Light or Dark contest showcased Lena, a caster faced with the choice of Light or Dark, in the midst of making her selection. Lena wasn't the the only one with a tough decision to make! Judges and authors of the Beautiful Creatures novels Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia had the difficult task of determining the top five winners from our 25 Semi-Finalists. Check out Lena as Light and Dark, as well as our top winner who clinched an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, C
Train Your Brain Semi-FinalistsIn the Train Your Brain Contest, deviantART and The Art Department (TAD) challenged you to submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Your assignments were reviewed by the world-renowned artists who teach as TAD faculty, and the grades are in! The following Semi-Finalists represent the top work chosen in each category. A final review will be made, and the 31 prize winners in each category will be announced shortly!Train Your Brain Semi-Finalists in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Be sure to head to TheArtDept for more information about TAD's programs and faculty! At TheArtDept, you'll find free lessons, in-depth sessions with award-winning instructors, and inspiring artwork created by TAD students and faculty alike.
Congratulations to all!
Train Your Brain Contest WinnersTrain Your Brain Contest Winners in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The Art Department (TAD) and deviantART challenged you to submit work in five disciplines, and the TAD judges certainly saw A+ work! The TAD faculty, who did all the judging, were extremely impressed with the talent and promise shown. Check out their winners who rose to the top of the class!
Animation Illustration Drawing & Painting 2D 3D
A trip for two to tour Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California. Three online classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.
To see the ten Second Place Winn
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.
A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Neil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales' in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born.
It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.'
A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world.
To celebrate the completion of 'A Calendar of Tales,' we're introducing a brand new Profile Page badge. Immerse yourself
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
San Francisco deviantMEET Wrap-up! DeviantMEET in San Francisco!San Francisco deviantMEET Wrap-up! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On Saturday, February 18th, Heidi, mattdanna, thesmallwonder, draweverywhere, and I headed up north to San Francisco, California for our Seven Deadly Sins deviantMEET. We were there to celebrate Anarki3000's winning work from the Seven Deadly Sins contest, recreated as a billboard -- and we have to say, it looked amazing!
Photo credit: killjoy72, calanjackal, and mattdanna
Unfortunately, Anarki3000 couldn't make it, due to difficulties receiving a passport and visa in time for the trip. As hard as we tried, the Romanian embassy couldn't process his paperwork quickly enough. Though he couldn't be there in person, we celebrated wi
11 Things I Love About dAdeviantART has served us for 11 years already and, no matter when we joined, it definitely changed something for every one of us. Some of us have found friends, others received inspiration to create or improve their skills, or experienced changes in many different personal aspects as well.11 Things I Love About dA in Deviant Events More Like This
So why don't we take a moment for dA's 11th birthday to write a list of 11 things we love about dA? How did it help us? Did it make us grow as artists? Is it fun? What did it get you addicted to?
Your entry can be sincere and profound, as well as silly and fun - it's up to you!
You can only submit one entry, and you have an entire week to submit your list to Contests > 2011 > 11th Birthday Contests > 11 Things I Love about dA. This gallery will be closed on the 7th of August 2011 11:59pm (PDT) and we'll be rewarding the best entries in the after-party!
Even though the main goal of the project is th
11 Things I Love About dA Winners!Due to having such an enormous amount of participating with this project, we apologise for how long it took to judge it all! We have the winners here now, so if you would all join us in congratulating...11 Things I Love About dA Winners! in Deviant Events More Like This
"What I like about you" by ShayPericulae comes in a form of 3rd person narration, giving the list the aspect of a story being told. It's enjoyable to read and the final line resumes it all very well.
"11 Things I love about dA" by AliWithAnEye is a very personal approach to the contest. I appreciated how Kateriphotography developed her 11 reasons in a synthesis of her evolution on deviantART.
Shared Third Place
BlizzardEmmaFoxCat, FelineMyth, and GirlWithAHat
"11 Things I love about dA" by BlizzardEmmaFoxCat mentions some sides of her
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 Safety 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
Odyssey Into 2012: In RetrospectFor marioluevanos and I It was one of those interesting ideas that once let loose to run free in our heads was impossible to force back into the “notions for another time” box. Deadlined chapters and artworks to open mystic gates to safeguard the coming of the New Year 2012!Odyssey Into 2012: In Retrospect in Personal More Like This
Wed Jan 11, 2012, 9:30 PM
For marioluevanos and I It was one of those interesting ideas that once let loose to run free
in our heads was impossible to force back into the “notions for another time” box. Deadlined chapters
and artworks to open mystic gates to safeguard the coming of the New Year 2012! One more way to show
the world what the talents and imaginations of our worldwide community of deviants are capable of when
challenged with only minimal time and direction! But of course the actual execution of this creative
experiment would require far
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived 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
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
Paul Tobin, There and Back AgainPaul Tobin, There and Back Again in Art Features More Like This
Most denizens of the West think of New Zealand as a little known outpost of civilization somewhere beyond Australia at the ends of the Earth.
Could any land be any farther from the European motherland, birthplace of the Renaissance that is the Genesis-point of the visual arts narrative we continue expanding and evolving today? And yet this remote country of islands in the Pacific has suddenly become a cinematic storytelling powerhouse, a film-friendly factory for the creation of some of the most important touchstone mass entertainment experiences to influence our popular culture in recent years.
The Tree as Beautiful MachineThe Tree as Beautiful Machine in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
While searching DeviantArt for images for the Earth Day article, I became intrigued with how trees have become not only such a central focus of our current environmental concerns, but also how they play such a central role in our art, whether as background or actual subject matter. There are so many Enchanted Forests on DeviantArt that it made me wonder if trees, so mundane and taken for granted yet at the same time so vital to life on earth and so steeped in myth, have always been the revered subjects of the world’s artists.
A Contest in Time A Milestone of the New AgeA Contest in Time A Milestone of the New AgeA Contest in Time A Milestone of the New Age in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
When deviantART and Five Four decided to let the community take the lead...
It is only with the passage of time and chance moment of retrospective that the memories of an event from a decade past reveal that event to have been a harbinger of things to come – a prescient preview but of how people would very soon be changing the way they live their lives, and even defining their lives; a fundamental turn in what is to be valued in life and how to live it. The event of note occurred at the dawn of a new century and involved a group of young men were starting up a new apparel company not so much as a way to get rich (the old century paradigm) but as a way to express themselves and their lifestyle (the new century paradigm).
Odyssey Propulsion 6Odyssey Propulsion 6 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Odyssey Propulsion 6
We want to especially thank an elite core of Odyssey II writers:
Those deviants truly embodying the spirit of the project by continuing to create and submit next chapters – no matter the story’s refusal to go along with their proposed direction. The zeitgeist is a powerful force, but the artist must know when to sail against the been-there-done-that. And our writers, artists and poets have been doing that week after week. So many artists and writers continue to send in wonderful material week after week.
We have decided to extend the writing deadline for the last chapter to December 31 and we're
Brian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent CinemaBrian TaylorBrian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent Cinema in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Outlaw at the Bleeding Edge
of Independent Cinema
Movies featuring the latest in high tech digital effects, eye-popping CGI environments and ear-splitting surround sound, are often described as “pushing the envelope.” But they’re mega-million-dollar productions that are delivered back to the studios by the filmmakers precisely as pre-ordered. Rarely is there danger of disaster, so what envelope has been pushed?
“Envelope-shredder” might be a better designation for Brian Taylor...
Who, usually in collaboration with partner-in-mayhem Mark Neveldine, has given the world such films as Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Gamer, Pathology, and recently Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Brian Taylor has chosen his favori
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity 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
Presenting: Community VolunteersA BRIEF OVERVIEWPresenting: Community Volunteers in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the years, we've been proud to offer the opportunity to volunteer with deviantART. We believe that our volunteers play a crucial role in helping our community develop and grow in positive ways.
The Gallery Moderator (previously known as Gallery Director) and Message Network Admin (MN@) teams have become a much loved and appreciated role, with many volunteers proudly detailing their experience in applications to enter into successful careers with companies who all recognise the value of volunteering in such a vibrant and eclectic community. Did you know that some of our now full time Staff were once volunteers? fourteenthstar, Moonbeam13, Pachunka, aunjuli, y2jenn, damphyr, Tachy-on, dxd and Ikue all volunteered in various roles -- and we are all very proud of that fact!
Over the past few months, we've been taking a close look at the volunteer experience -- what's worked, what hasn't worked a
Community Relations - July/August 2011Community Relations - July/August 2011 in Deviant Events More Like This
The Community Relations team exists to facilitate communication amongst deviantART's administration, volunteers and members. Our goal is to foster creative genius by encouraging artists to grow, collaborate and participate in a friendly and supportive artistic environment.
Table of Contents
1. Important Information
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Share your Opinions!
4. Official Contests
5. News from the Galleries
6. News from the Chats and Forums
1. Happy Birthday deviantART!!
Today we celebrate 11 years of deviousness and with that comes some great announcements, ar
Pimps and Whoas - July 26, 2011PimpsPimps and Whoas - July 26, 2011 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
The Art of Capturing Souls
CodePLZ - What is the plan
Presenting: Community Volunteers
Cutting Edge Prints, Week 30/11
Quit Work, Be A .
24 Hour Prints Sale
deviantART Artists Represented at Comic-con!
South Park features work created by deviants!
Pimps and Whoas - September 14, 2011PimpsPimps and Whoas - September 14, 2011 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
How Do You Drink Dr Pepper Contest Winners
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2011
News to Know: Beware of Phishing Scams!
When Being Human just isn't Enough
Community Operations Chat
Skribble Contest Winners
Vigilante Oriented Groups
New Premium Member Featured - 10% Off!
Eye See, Therefore Eye
How Do You Drink Dr Pepper Contest Winners TweetHow Do You Drink Dr Pepper Contest Winners in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
01 First Place/
02 Second Place/
03 Third Place
HOW DO YOU DRINK DR PEPPER CONTEST
The field has already been narrowed to 15 semi-finalists, but now it's time to announce which winning deviation will inspire the masses as a mural in New York City!
We'd like to take a quick moment to thank everyone who entered. Imaginations ran wild, Dr Pepper flowed freely, and our thirsts were quenched thanks to your amazing work. We were extremely impressed with the endlessly creative ways deviants found to enjoy the refreshing goodness of Dr Pepper.
The following three deviants have won a multitude of prizes, including iPads a
Gears of War 3 - Gears/Artists United Contest GEARS OF WAR 3 - Gears United / Artists United ContestGears of War 3 - Gears/Artists United Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Over $35,000 in prizes for 100 winners!
Capture the soul-shattering spirit of Gears of War in your own original fan art wallpaper.
Seizure and occupation of a GEARS OF WAR 3 artwork. Epic artists who made Gears of War will be judging you.
Be the one to seize and secure the spoils of victory with your vision of HELL UNLEASHED:$1,000
Lancer Assault Rifle
For the first time ever, deviantART is allowing co-op (a.k.a. collaborative) entries! You can go rogue and attack this mission
How Do You Drink Dr Pepper Contest TweetHow Do You Drink Dr Pepper Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
03 Rules & Judging
HOW DO YOU DRINK DR PEPPER CONTEST
Dr Pepper can be painted into so many experiences in our lives.
Do you charge up with Dr Pepper while playing video games with
friends? Perhaps you refresh yourself with Dr Pepper during your
lunch break. Do you have fond memories of drinking Dr Pepper and
sharing laughs on the porch with your grandparents?
We want to see: How do you drink Dr Pepper?
Show us how you drink Dr Pepper using any medium of visual art, other than photography or three-dimensional media.
The winner will be turned into a
Despicable Me 2 ContestDespicable Me 2 Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Contest Ends Dec. 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA time.
Join the Minion Nation and create your own unique Minions in any environment. Additional Despicable Me characters may also be included.
Watch the Mini-Movies Sneak Peek for inspiration and ideas.
Create your own unique Minions using any drawing tool. You may include additional Despicable Me characters. You can place your character(s) in any environment.
Enter your artwork into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY NOW button below. Your entry must be a single .JPG or .PNG file and must
Dark Shadows Semi-FinalistsAnnouncing the 10 Semi-Finalists delivered to Tim Burton for his final judgment!Dark Shadows Semi-Finalists in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Our staff judges pored through thousands of portraits featuring Barnabas, a dashing vampire played by Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s latest film, Dark Shadows. It wasn’t easy but we finally narrowed it down to these special 10 Semi-Finalists for the Dark Shadows Barnabas Portrait Project!
In addition to cash awards, points, backpacks and devWEAR, the Grand-Winner as well as Second and Third place winners will be made into framed prints and presented to Tim Burton as a gift from the deviantART community. The remaining 7 Semi-Finalists will get a dA Digital Backpack, Dark Shadows merchandise, deviantART Points and a One Year Premium Membership to deviantART!
The one and only Tim Burton will now select the final three winners!
The Deviousness Award 2.0The Deviousness Award 2.0 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
T he Deviousness Award, bestowed in recognition of exemplary membership and an outstanding spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community, has recently undergone a reevaluation to provide a focus and a re-definition as to just what Deviousness truly represents.
The award is given once per month to honor a deviant who has gone above and beyond in their services to the DeviantArt Community. The 189 recipients of the Award thus far have brought something to the community that was not there before their presence, and it's our duty — and honor — to publicly recognize their efforts in doing so.
Early on, Deviousness was given more than once per month to a deviant whose invo
Fella Around the World Contest TweetFella Around the World Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
Get a Plushie Fella!
Print out our Fella and Super Llama cutouts available to the left, and simply take a photo of Fella and Super Llama together in an interesting place. You can use the actual Fella and Super Llama Plushies if you have them!
Download Fella and Super Llama
The Deadline for submission is October 13, 2011.
Submit Your Photo!
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Read Official Rules for More Details »
Anyone who participates in our Fella Around the World Contest will get a free, exclusive Fella Badge! Just submit your work to the Fella Around the World
deviantWEAR Design Challenge New! Introducing the deviantWEAR Design Challenge!deviantWEAR Design Challenge in Personal More Like This
Have you ever wanted to be a famous shirt designer? Perhaps you've wanted to be the devil wearing Prada, approving only the hottest styles? There's something for everyone in our new deviantWEAR Design Challenge!
The concept is simple: we give you a challenge, you create the design, deviants vote, and the winners get paid if their designs are chosen by the judging panel.
Have some mad design skills?
Our first challenge is to design deviantART's newest logo shirt. Using the assets and template provided at the Challenge Page, create a shirt focused around deviantART's logo. Three finalists will be selected -- each will receive $1500 cash and 25 units of their own shirt design. Plus, their winning design will be sold in the deviantART Shop!
Already have a great idea or want additional information? Visit the
The Votes Are In and Semi-Finalists Are Here!What do you get when you ask the world's largest and most talented pool of artistsThe Votes Are In and Semi-Finalists Are Here! in Personal More Like This
to design a t-shirt? A LOT of great t-shirt designs submitted by artists
from all around the globe! There were thousands of fantastic entries to
the dA Logo T-Shirt Design Challenge and tens of thousands of votes on those
entries. Today we are pleased to announce the 50 semi-finalists, from
which the three winning designs will be chosen. Each of the three winning
designers will receive $1,500 CASH, 25 tees with their design and their t-shirt
featured for sale in the deviantWEAR Shop!
These entries are the top 50 most voted-for qualifying entries. Some top voted
entries have been disqualified because they did not adhere to the rules or
contained unlicensed third party content. Additionally, there were
several designers who had multiple entries in the top 50 most voted and as
stated in the
The Judges' Results Are In!We received thousands of entries and tens of thousands of votes on those entries for our Logo T-Shirt Design Challenge. Deviants told us which entries they would wear, and the top 50 most selected and qualified entries were used as the pool from which our panel of expert judges determined the three winning designs. Check them out below!The Judges' Results Are In! in Personal More Like This
A Place For Art by Hellobaby
deviantART T-Shirt Design by Metros2soul
Contest Entry by Sunima
Each of the winners will receive $1500 CASH for their design, 25 units of the finished t-shirt, and their design featured in the deviantWEAR shop!
Want to buy one of the shirts? They will be for sale in the deviantWEAR shop very soon. Be sure to watch deviantARTGear&
Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!Mythical Creatures Design Challenge! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Remember reading about Greek and Roman mythology in school? What about the folklore you’ve heard while camping or during bedtime stories? We’re challenging you to harness those tales of old and make a design for a t-shirt featuring mythical creatures!
Think about fantastical beasts renowned in folklore and myth -- unicorns, dragons, and other mythical animals that you’ve seen in films or books. Now, get inspired by those creatures and let’s see something awesome!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantART t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, we’re challenging you to design a t-shirt inspired by the world
Cute Monsters: deviantWEAR Design Challenge!Cute Monsters: deviantWEAR Design Challenge! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
What comes to your mind when you think of monsters? Scary, threatening, ugly? Forget all your preconceived notions, and think… cute! In our latest deviantWEAR Design Challenge, we’re asking you to create an amazing t-shirt that features a monster of your own original design that’s quirky, cute, and all-around lovable. Unleash your beast – the cute version!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantWEAR t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 3 winning designs: 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions and 1 design from ALL of the Entries to the Challenge.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, we're challenging you to design a Cute Monster t-shirt that represents the essence of "cute." Think of a design that is endearing, d
What is your Drawing Skill Level?All of the images featured in this article come from archives of my own work so not to impose unwanted criticism. The intention of this article is not to categorize artists, but to categorize similarities of different skill levels of representational drawing. Please also note that skill level in representational drawing does not equate to the worth of an artist's creative ability. But skill in representational drawing is very important to have in a lot of art disciplines. It is a skill that takes a lifetime to learn. Skill does not come from talent. Instead, talent affects the perseverance, discipline, and desire of the individual to develop skill.What is your Drawing Skill Level? in Personal More Like This
What is Representational Drawing? Representational drawing is a fancy way of saying trying to re-create something you see in real life on paper (or whatever you are drawing on). When we turn about 10 or 11 years old, or brains begin to develop a different perception of visual space than what we could understand before in the earlier y
'I Can't Draw'"....I'm afraid other kids are gonna make fun of my drawing because I'm not good at it."'I Can't Draw' in Personal More Like This
....said a fourth grade student to me last week at an Elementary school during my character design lesson. The little boy's comment to me about how worried he was about not being able to accurately represent what he wanted to on paper made me stop and think about something our society sort of imposes on our artists.
Since when did skill in drawing = how good of an artist you are?
I'd like to know.
Of course, we all know drawing is a fundamental skill in which every "artist" is expected to understand the Elements and Principles of Art and Design with because these elements and principles translate to ALL forms of visual art.
LETS STEP BACK AND THINK.........
Think of Art Mediums like Musical Instruments.
Think of Drawing as the Piano.
It's the instrument that most people develop an understanding of Music Theory to begin with.
But what if you picked up a guitar first instead of a piano-- and y
Premium Members, you've just leveled up!You heard it here first! Because we are so appreciative of all your continuous support, we wanted to include a little something special to the Premium Membership package. While we have many more changes in the works that will knock your socks off, I'm excited to announce that we've just added an ongoing 10% discount on Prints and deviantWEAR purchases! That's ten percent off all Photo Prints, Fine Art Prints, Wrapped Canvases, Art Gifts, T-shirts, Backpacks, Hoodies, and the rest of our devious gear.Premium Members, you've just leveled up! in Personal More Like This
Wanna' know the best part? The 10% will almost always stack with other promotions we're running. For example, if we're running a 15% discount on Fine Art Prints, you'll get 25% off thanks to your Premium Membership! While it's not quite as extreme as my favorite show "Extreme Couponing," it's pretty sweet, right?! And, no, you don't have to cut any coupons or pay for this upgrade... just think of it as an additional benefit to your current Premium Membership as a thank you from devi
Steve Jobs [ 1955-2011 ]Steven Paul Jobs, co-founder, chairman and former chief executive of Apple Inc., has passed away today. http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/Steve Jobs [ 1955-2011 ] in Deviant Events More Like This
"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know t
Smaller dA thumbnail scriptWant to get rid of the absolutely horrendous recent dA update of ugly, massive, unorganized, unprofessional thumbnails that I turned off beta to escape from but IT SOMEHOW STILL FOUND ME???Smaller dA thumbnail script in Art Features More Like This
Just install this amazing new browser script written by rotane, which not only shrinks the thumbnails back to a reasonable size, but also gets rid of the awkward light-background problem for wide deviations.
THANKS rotane!!!! Please +fave and spread it around if you like it!
http://sta.sh/01su5fzrjpba LOOK HOW EVEN WORSE DEVIANTART.COM MAIN PAGE LOOKS ON A NON-PREMIUM