Announcing Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints!Prints Shop
Fine Art 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 hung or framed! This change will not affect the way in which we currently provide Photo Prints, Canvas, or Frame Art Prints.
Bright-white, ultrasmooth, 100% cotton rag paper
Acid- and lignin-free archival process
Advanced digital drying process in order to guarantee vibrance
Site Update: Premium Content PlatformIn 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: Premium Content Platform in Personal 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.
New deviantART ThumbnailsIn the weekly Site Updates, we've been telling you all about the changes that have been launched to deviantART, getting your feedback, and reporting all the bugs that have been fixed.New deviantART Thumbnails in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This change is a little different, since it involves a feature that has been in place for a long time. We think it deserves an announcement of its own, ahead of time.
The current deviantART thumbnails (the smaller versions of deviations) have served the community well for years; however, there's always room for improvement.
Some of the problems with existing thumbnails are: they leave a lot of blank space around them, there isn't a lot of room for text for literature deviations, and the thumbnails don't present very tall/wide images well.
The New Thumbnails
Now, we've created a new style of thumbnail, which hopes to solve a lot of these problems.
We've made all thumbnails bigger!We're showing them in tidier row
Site Update: Sta.sh Visual RefreshIn 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: Sta.sh Visual Refresh in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sta.sh Visual Refresh
Today we have released a visual refresh of Sta.sh, deviantART's upload and publishing platform, giving it a cleaner, more modern look. One of the most apparent things you'll notice is a major change in the header, which is now white, to match the rest of Sta.sh. In addition, when viewing something in another user's Sta.sh, the topbar will display their icon and username, to indicate that you are in their Sta.sh and not your own.
In addition, we've made
Site Update: Refunds, Sneak Peek of More Like ThisIn 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: Refunds, Sneak Peek of More Like This in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Request Refunds for Premium Content
DeviantART's Premium Content Platform, which provides the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings, now gives buyers the ability to request refunds. If a member purchases a download from a seller and they are unhappy with the purchase, they may request a refund. The seller can then approve or deny the refund.
Everyone makes mistakes — it's
Site Update: Staff Retreat, .Art, deviantMEETsIn this week's Site Update, we don't have any publicly visible changes, as our Devious Technology (dT), Product, and Product Marketing teams are all still at a staff retreat!Site Update: Staff Retreat, .Art, deviantMEETs in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
At the beginning of the week, the dT team worked on improving our internal development tools to increase efficiency. Then, on Wednesday, we let any staff members at the retreat pitch fun and exciting ideas for deviantART features that could be built in two days. After each feature idea was pitched, everyone from dT chose which projects they'd like to work on. Throughout the year, engineers primarily work on projects that are assigned to them, so sometimes it's important to turn the tables and let them choose projects in which they're most passionate and excited about.
The purpose of these two-day "hackathons" is to build and demonstrate a proofs of con
Site Update: Category Changes, Bug FixesIn 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: Category Changes, Bug Fixes in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Community Relations Newsletter for May and June is out! From Moonbeam13
Editing a Portfolio briefly resulted in a redirect to an error page. Fixed by ZombieCoderIn Chat, the emoticons link was not opening the emoticon window. Fixed by DEVlANTThere was an increase of spam in the For
Site Update: April 20, 2012In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing 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: April 20, 2012 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
More Updates to the New Thumbnails Preview
Several weeks ago, we released a sneak peek of deviantART's new thumbnails. We've been making changes based on community responses, and today we've implemented a few more. In this updated version, the font, spacing, and colors of the text under the thumbs have been adjusted. Also, several members had concerns about the "frames" that were put around thumbs that were either extra tall, extra wide, or small images (such as emoticons and avatars). We've adjusted the visual display of these frames to make them less distracti
Site Update: New Mobile Site for Beta TestersIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: New Mobile Site for Beta Testers in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New deviantART Mobile Site (Beta Testers Only)
One of the most common requests from the community has been to update deviantART's mobile site. By popular demand, we just launched a brand new version of the mobile site to Beta Testers! The new site is compatible with mobile browsers on the iPhone and Android phones and we'd love to hear your feedback!
Try the new mobi
Site Update: Thumbs, dA Muro, Sta.shIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes that have been made, including new features and bug fixes. In the "Your Feedback" section, you'll find suggestions and known issues that were brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Thumbs, dA Muro, Sta.sh in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Comment Counts Under Thumbnail Images
Two weeks ago, we released comment counts under thumbnail images to Beta Testers. Today, the feature has been rolled out to everyone. We believe that this feature adds more context to the experience of viewing artwork on deviantART. You'll now find comment counts underneath the thumbnails of deviations -- they can be seen when browsing or searching art, and also display in your Message Center. We hope this feature will help bring to light the fact
Site Update: Message Center JournalsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing 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: Message Center Journals in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Browse Through Journals in Your Message Center
When browsing through deviations in your Message Center, you can use the "Next" and "Previous" buttons to flip through artwork and use the "Remove From Messages" button to remove each of those deviations. Many people have been requesting that this feature be extended to Journals as well. We're happy to tell you that we just added this functionality!
Pages on the "Journal History" Widget
Many members have requested that "Next" and "Previous" buttons be added to the "Journal History" widget to allow you
MovemberAbout MovemberMovember in Deviant Events More Like This
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to ed
Spirit Day 2012"Ultimately, I want Spirit Day to make just one person feel little bit better about his or herself, to feel safe enough in their own skin and to be proud of who they are" - Brittany McMillanSpirit Day 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
In memory of the young LGBT people who lost their lives to suicide, Brittany encouraged her friends to wear purple on a day in October -- a day that came to be known as Spirit Day. Since then, GLAAD has helped turn Spirit Day into a global event that inspires millions of individuals, celebrities, TV personalities, media outlets, companies and schools to wear purple in a stand against bullying.
While Spirit Day does focus on the LGBT community, I believe that it's anti-bullying message is relevant to every community. It only get's better, if we take the pledge to make it so.
Practice compassion and understanding, and treat others how you would like to be treated and we can make a difference.
Show your support for this anti-bullying me
Dodge Dart Contest WinnersThe designers at Chrysler had some tough decisions to make. The semi-finalists in both of the Digital and Traditional categories presented a wide variety of approaches and techniques all inspired by the new Dodge Dart. The three winners for Digital and Traditional were selected after much deliberation and consideration. They will soon be on display in the lobby of the Dodge-Chrysler headquarters.Dodge Dart Contest Winners in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
When you first look at this mural you're amazed by the artistic use of color to create the scenic picture of the Dart and everywhere the Dart can take you. Then – to surprise you even more, when you look closer you realize that this ar
Seven Deadly Sins devMEET TweetSeven Deadly Sins devMEET in Deviant Events More Like This
The grand-winner entry in our "Seven Deadly Sins Contest" has been made into a billboard in San Francisco, CA! To celebrate, we're flying the winner, ~Anarki3000, from Romania, all the way to San Francisco to check it out - and YOU'RE invited!
Join us! Come see the billboard, take pictures, meet ~Anarki3000, and congratulate them, talk with deviantART staff members, and interact with other deviants! Remember to bring a camera or camera phone. We're excited to document this special event that brings deviantART to the physical world, and we want to see all of you having fun!
Lust for life by *CassiopeiaArt
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyoneGallery Makeover Project in Deviant Events More Like This
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples. While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational. What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity. While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree. That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma
Ubisoft: From Dust - Journal Skins Pack TweetUbisoft: From Dust - Journal Skins Pack in Deviant Events More Like This
Journal Skins Pack
View Journal Skins
DeviantART and Ubisoft's new video game title,
From Dust, have teamed up to give all deviants Premium
Member access to Journal Skins! With just a few clicks,
deviants can easily customize, organize, and maximize
their journal experience.
During this special From Dust promotion, which runs through
October 31st, deviants can install the Journal Skins of their choice
in just a few easy steps. Using a Journal Skin is a way for deviants
to personalize their Profile Page for the entire community to see.
It's a fancy method for deviants t
Pimps and Whoas - October 12, 2011PimpsPimps and Whoas - October 12, 2011 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Sta.sh: deviantART's Enhanced Publishing Platform
Did you know? Ways to use Sta.sh as storage!
Steve Jobs - Community Contest & Tribute
deviantART teams with `zemotion for eSports!
Dr Pepper Photo Op in NYC Wrap-Up!
Cutting Edge Prints. Week 41/11
Gears of War 3 Contest Semi-Finalists
Celebrating Deviousness - October 2011
Emoticon Gallery ChangesGreetings!Emoticon Gallery Changes in Deviant Events More Like This
There are some changes to the Emoticon Gallery structure that I'm excited to announce. Months ago Synfull suggested this layout:
and the response from the community has been entirely in favor of this structural change!
While I have made most of the changes the category currently looks like this:
Large - up to 150x150
Medium - up to 50x50
Pimps and Whoas - February 9, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - February 9, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness - February 2012
Pin Up From Objectification to Empowerment
The Great Valentine Exchange
Site Update Comment Counts on Thumbs and More
Giving Your Stacks an Introduction
Community Relations News - January + February 2012>Community Relations News - January + February 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Daily Deviations
2. Bi-weekly Critique Nights
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History
9. News from the Galleries
1. Daily Deviations
Recently, I announced changes to Daily Deviations in this journal and I'm happy to say that the response has been favorable. To review, we have made the following changes:
a> The "3-month rule" is now the "6-month rule" meaning an artist cannot receive another DD if they have had one in the last 6 months.
b> Daily Deviation selectors are limited to a maximum of one selection per day. This has been put in place to focus on quality vs quantity.
The hard-coding of these new guidelines is now in place (special thanks to ZombieCoder for that ).
These changes are part of an ongoing initiative to better our Dai
Site Update: deviantART Mobile, Prints IntegrationIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: deviantART Mobile, Prints Integration in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The New deviantART Mobile Site
One of the most common requests from the community has been to update deviantART's mobile site. By popular demand, we've released a brand new version of the mobile site! The site is officially supported in the default browsers for the iPhone and Android phones and tablets.
Instead of developing two separate versions of the site—a desktop version and a mobile version—we've formatted the desktop site to fit into a mobile browser. This allows the mobile site to offer many more features than th
Beta Launch: Film, deviantART muro in Sta.shHello everyone!Beta Launch: Film, deviantART muro in Sta.sh in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Today we're bringing you some major changes for Film & Animation deviations, and also some new tools for deviantART muro and Sta.sh Writer!
Film submission through Sta.sh
The first major change for Film is that Sta.sh is now properly equipped to support film submissions! While it was sort of possible in the past, Sta.sh can now store and submit film files the same way other filetypes can be stored and submitted.
Keep in mind that you have to have film submission privileges in order to submit films to deviantART. For more information on this, please read this FAQ: :faq842:
Film Deviation Page Changes
The second change is regarding the layout of film deviations. The old film layout was designed with an older version of deviantART in mind, and this change places Film submissions back up to speed with the rest of the site. The Film deviation page has been updated to
Site Update: More Like This Available to EveryoneIn 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 Available to Everyone in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
More Like This: Now Open to Everyone!
In October, we launched More Like This to Premium Members, with an additional Limited Preview open to all deviants. During that time, we continued to test and improve it, with the help of everyone in the community who gave feedback or made use of our provided improvement tool. We're pleased to announce that as of today, More Like This has been launched to everyone. Many thanks to everyone who provided feedback and browsed through art to help us make the More Like Th
Site Update: Film, Sta.sh Writer ImprovementsIn 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: Film, Sta.sh Writer Improvements in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Film & Animation Improvements
Last week we launched some much-needed improvements to Film & Animation to the Beta Tester program, and the changes were so well-received that we're making them available to everyone. Here's a run-down of what's been changed.
Film Submission Through Sta.sh
Sta.sh is now properly equipped to support film submissions! Sta.sh can now store and submit film files the same way other filetypes can be stored and submitted.
Learn how to submit Film to deviantART.
Prints Integration on Deviation PagesUPDATE, October 1: This feature has now been rolled out to an additional set of deviants outside of the Beta Testing program. If you'd like to be the first to try out new features like this one, upgrade to a Premium Membership and enable Beta Testing in your Account Settings.Prints Integration on Deviation Pages in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Today we're bringing you an easier way to purchase art on deviantART! When viewing a deviation that is enabled as a Print, you'll be met with a sleek new menu that is designed to be simple and straightforward.
We've moved the Prints functionality from its own separate page and placed it within the deviation page, to help artists sell more of their work, and to reduce friction for buyers looking to purchase art they love.
More Improvements to More Like ThisBack in August we launched More Like This to Beta, and after taking in your feedback, we made some improvements, which we're pleased to say were met with positive response! Today, we're bringing you even more improvements, both to More Like This results and your browsing experience!More Improvements to More Like This in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The quality of More Like This results has been improved on once again!
We've improved the Full View mode by making the description area taller for easier reading. We've also added a More Like This button, so you can easily view more of any results you enjoy.
From the More Like This results page, you can now click on the art you used to find results, then easily browse through that artwork that's like it, either by using
Site Update: Thumbnail Testing and Sta.sh CommentsIn 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: Thumbnail Testing and Sta.sh Comments in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Thumbnail Size Testing, Part 2 (Beta Testers)
In addition to the feedback we gathered from Beta Testers on the size testing tool, this week we're continuing our research by implementing a test that randomly assigns Beta Testers a different size for viewing thumbnails.
The New Sta.sh Comments
We've upgraded Sta.sh comments, allowing you to easily add formatting and media to comments. You can now pull in
Undiscovered (Beta): Unearthing Quality ArtArt Under The RadarUndiscovered (Beta): Unearthing Quality Art in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Each day, hundreds of thousands of pieces of art are submitted to deviantART. As more and more artists join, create, and share their work, it becomes easy for high quality art to miss its chance to stand out and be seen.
Our new browse mode, Undiscovered, aims to bring new, high quality artwork to the foreground.
Finding Hidden Gems
Undiscovered focuses on recently submitted artwork that has not yet drawn attention or recognition at the levels of Popular or What's Hot browse modes. Using an algorithm that identifies patterns in community behavior when curating content, Undiscovered generates a browsing experience that draws attention to creative art and talented artists that may not receive the same level of attention from other browse modes.
Please keep in mind that the algorithm that powers Undiscovered is still new and we may make changes as it grows in use.
Discover New Art Daily
Because Undiscovered focuses on recently submitted artwork, the artwork displayed m
Site Update: More Like This, Enhanced BrowsingIn 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, Enhanced Browsing in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
More Like This (Beta)
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.
Beta Launch: The New deviantART Mobile SiteNote: Please make sure you include the Make, the Model, and the Operating System Version of your device if you are reporting a bug. This will make the process of confirming and fixing issues a lot smoother! Thank you DEVlANTBeta Launch: The New deviantART Mobile Site in Personal More Like This
One of the most common requests from the community has been to update deviantART's mobile site. By popular demand, we just launched a brand new version of the mobile site to Beta Testers! The site is officially supported in mobile browsers on the iPhone and Android phones and tablets.
For a very long time, we've been running two versions of the deviantART website: the desktop version, and the mobile version—and the latter has fallen behind.
As we all know, the previous mobile site was missing a lot of major features. Instead of developing two separate versions of the site—a desktop version and a mobile version—we've formatted the desktop site to fit into a mobile browser. This allows the mobile sit
Join us for a deviantMEET in Paris, France!Come meet and mingle with deviantART admins and fellow deviants on Saturday, June 9th at 2:00 PM at Mecano Bar in Paris, France. We'll be hanging out for most of the day, so stop by at anytime!Join us for a deviantMEET in Paris, France! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on May 18, 2012
Join us in Paris, France!
Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!
First day of spring in Paris by *melintir
We're back in Paris!
It's been 3 years since we've visited "La Ville-Lumière," and we're excited to make our triumphant return. On Saturday, June 9th, dev
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 (
How Malware Works Via Banner Ads by $HeidiHow Malware Works Via Banner Ads in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
How Malware Works Via Banner Ads
As many deviants know, deviantART has been working hard to combat malicious banner ads that infiltrate
our advertising network, and we've previously addressed this issue in
and August 2011.
In our ongoing effort to keep the deviantART community safe, we wanted to share the following
video that explains how malicious ads inundate the Web.
How Malicous Ads Inundate the Web
(Source: USA Today)
Malware advertising is an Internet-wide problem that affects many of the Net's top sites.
Update: Fair Exposure and Popular Browse Fair Exposure and miscategorizationUpdate: Fair Exposure and Popular Browse in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On January 24th, 2012, we released an hq journal regarding Popular results for Browse. In this journal, we described Fair Exposure -- deviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results. Fair Exposure's goal is to showcase the most popular deviations in a variety of styles, genres, and art forms, without bias towards a particular topic.
Since the release of our Fair Exposure announcement, especially in the last handful of weeks, we've noticed a concerted, dedicated effort made by deviants, or groups of deviants, to specifically beat (or "game") the system. Deviations have been intentionally miscategorized in hopes of having them appear "higher" in Popular results. This has, rightfully so, resulted in complaints from deviants who submit to deviantART in a fair and honest manner.
Comic-Con: Day 4On Sunday, the 4th and final day of San Diego Comic-Con, we were able to keep the love flowing to show the artists and art enthusiasts who came by our booth just how much they meant to us.Comic-Con: Day 4 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The last day of Comic-Con is always bittersweet. The air buzzes with positivity, inspiration, and camaraderie, but in the back of your mind, you know it may be another year before you see some of these friends, old and new. Sure, we always have the Internet, but there's something special about meeting in real life that can’t compare to flipping through a portfolio of sketches, laughing out loud with your peers, and supporting artists’ hard work right then and there.
There was rarely a moment when one of our seven kiosks wasn’t occupied by an artist. Young or old, newbie or professional, digital or traditional, the chance to sit down and create art was difficult to pass up with inspiration coming from every direction.
A view from the deviantART
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 new Journal Portal! TweetIntroducing the new Journal Portal! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
News, blogs, and journals have been merged into one, unifying these systems in order to make them simpler to use and more consistent in appearance and functionality. In bringing them together, now categorized as deviations, they're able to receive the same great benefits as all deviations on the deviantART network. Including the following:
Using the Journal Portal, you'll be able to look through an endless stream of content. Much like deviations, you may now flick through journals quickly. View Newest to find what's hot right now in the deviantART community, or view Popular
All deviants can now write Critiques Be a giver!All deviants can now write Critiques in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sometimes you come across a deviation that deserves special attention. It catches your eye in such a way that you're compelled to craft a response that goes above and beyond a normal comment. Or perhaps a fellow deviant is having a tough time with a particular aspect of their work, and you know just what they need to take their art to the next level. As a good Internet citizen and art enthusiast, you want to help them out, but a normal comment doesn't quite suit your purpose.
For these situations and more, we've given everyone the ability to write a Critique.
What is Critique?
DeviantART's Critique system is designed to help artists get in-depth, critical feedback and commentary on their work. Valued feedback through Critique promotes creative growth as an artist and draws special attention to work. Critiques are also a way for committed art enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and fans to publish real criticism,
Our Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads TweetOur Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Our Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads
Toward the end of April, deviantART released a community-wide news article that outlined and reaffirmed our stance against advertisements that auto-play audio, contain pop-ups or redirects, and promote virus or malware activity. Three months later, we'd like to provide an update on our efforts to block malicious advertising from running on the site.
We're taking these concerns seriously
DeviantART takes all concerns on this topic very seriously and immediately implemented a number of changes to reduce the chance those type of ads would get served by our ad partners. These initial steps w
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
Thank you for making Creative Grants a success!Thank you for a successful first round!Thank you for making Creative Grants a success! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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 we've received over 500 applications! Thank you to each and everyone who submitted their creative project. You can check out the recipients and their projects here!
Get ready for the next cycle!
We'd also like to announce that our next cycle of funding is now open. Apply by describing the artistic endeavor of your dreams through our official application form. If you didn't get a chance to participate in the l
Five Kick-Ass Panels from deviantART!We are happy to announce a solid list of art-related panels hosted by deviants as well as deviantART administrators during Comic-Con International: San Diego. Comic-Con attendees, mark your schedules for these awesome events!Five Kick-Ass Panels from deviantART! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Comic-Con How-To: How to Better Understand the Sociology Behind Cosplay
Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Room 2 Upper Level
Cosplay is a loved hobby by many, but what is it about cosplay that attracts us? What is cosplay culture like? What is the proper etiquette as it relates to photographing cosplayers and socializing with convention attendees? Have all your questions about cosplay answered by veteran costume designer and cosplayer Yaya Han (yayacosplay).
For the past 11 years, yayacosplay has been creating full costumes and fashion pieces in the United States, and what began as a passionate hobby has evolved into a loving craft and career. Check out her work and make room for this informative panel!
12th Birthday Create A Story Contest Winners!Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!12th Birthday Create A Story Contest Winners! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on August 31, 2012 at 4:14:05 PM
Create A Story Contest Winners!
In celebration of deviantART's 12th Birthday, we challenged you to complete a story by answering various prompts. The top 50 winners are below!
12th Birthday Celebration
12 Pigs by =LawraRandala
DeviantART 12th Birthday by ~DeWaltz
Introducing the deviantART Collection on FotoliaToday, we are announcing the launch of the deviantART Collection on Fotolia, a selection of over 3,000 images from artists on deviantART. It is a grand experiment bringing together the excellence of work on deviantART with an opportunity for artists to gain worldwide commercial exposure for their work.Introducing the deviantART Collection on Fotolia in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
What is the deviantART Collection?
A while back, we announced our partnership with Fotolia.com through the StockProject group, where you can find hundreds of free stock images. We teamed up with Fotolia once again to create the deviantART Collection.
A team of professional photo editors started filtering through images on deviantART looking for excellent photographs that would work on commercial websites, like Fotolia, that sell images for designers and art directors to use in magazines, advertisements and product packaging. The team then offered artists on deviantART an opportunity to
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
New Ways to Receive Prints Profits!At deviantART, we're all about supporting artists any way we can. We do this is by giving our members a platform for displaying their art, tools to exchange comments and critiques, and avenues for finding new friends and mentors all over the world.New Ways to Receive Prints Profits! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We also want to help artists by providing a place to sell their art, which we've done for years through our Prints program. Because the process of receiving payments from your art sales has been less than ideal, we've worked hard on a new earnings system. We've heard your feedback and suggestions, and want to give you a preview of three ways you will be able to receive profits from the Prints that you've sold. Check out these changes coming soon!
Points, PayPal, and Checks
With our new program, we're adding ways to instantly receive payments, all of which will be found in the new and improved My Earnings page.
The simplest way to receive your Prints profits will be throu
Join us for a gallery show in London!We'll be hosting a deviantART Print Gallery featuring work by deviants from all over the United Kingdom. Come support your peers!Join us for a gallery show in London! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on June 21, 2012
Gallery Show in London, England!
We'll be hosting a deviantART Print Gallery featuring work by deviants from all over the United Kingdom. Come support your peers!
The London EYE by *xMEGALOPOLISx
Our First Ever London Group Gallery!
100% of the artwork being showcased during
Voila! Paris deviantMEET Wrap-Up! Bonjour deviants!Voila! Paris deviantMEET Wrap-Up! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This past weekend, deviantART teamed up with DeviantMEET-Paris to host a deviantMEET that ultimately yielded over 250 deviant attendees! As you may have read in the latest Site Update, our Devious Technology, Product, and Product Marketing teams are currently in France -- participating in a staff retreat, that has everyone working hard to improve and optimize many key areas of deviantART. On Saturday, June 9th, we took a small break from our discussions and traveled to the City of Light to meet and mingle with Parisian deviants. Here's a quick recap of the day's events!
We met at Mécano Bar, where we were welcomed by early arriving attendees and current/former Community Volunteers -- including AnaNaszynska, and Anoya, namenotrequired and itsfrits, who traveled all the way from Th
DeviantART's First Ever Gallery Show in London!Last weekend, a few deviantART staff members were in London for a combination of community fun and srs bsns. While deviantART has become quite adept at hosting deviantMEETs, we decided to try our hand at something a little different -- hosting an art exhibition featuring Prints by deviantART artists local to the area.DeviantART's First Ever Gallery Show in London! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012, deviantART sponsored Urban Blighty, a unique showcase of hand-selected Prints by United Kingdom based deviants. These Prints were chosen based on a variety of criteria -- curation quality, previous Print sales, genre, etc. -- in order to exemplify the breadth of works available for sale on deviantART. In contacting our selected artists, we were pleased to hear they were excited to showcase their works and tha
Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ"How do I protect my photography and art in general?"Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ in Art Features More Like This
"As Eitvys200 pointed out, at least 1 journal per month makes it to the top of the list and is about stealing art. Sometimes this is something small such as posting a piece to facebook, other times you see hoards of pieces on a website selling wallpapers or something similar. Regardless of how it happens, or where, it can hurt just as much to see your hard work disregarded and especially someone else profiting or taking credit.
Protecting work is a huge deal for some people, and not for others. It depends entirely on your outlook - how you view your work and indeed whether or not there needs to be some constrictions on it due to the content being a child, or family member. But how do we protect our work properly from art theft and wrongful use? The simple answer is you can't provide for every eventuality. Even if you upload your work to a website where right click -> copy is disabled,
Everyday we're CV'ingAs a Community Volunteer - I do as much or as little within the community that I feel comfortable doing. We're not pressured to do this and that, we don't even have to give a Daily Deviation every day, we choose how we promote our selected galleries/chats and forums and we're not fixed to any specific rule on how much or how little we do. But I do believe that it's important to share with you just what the community volunteers do and why we do it. More importantly it's so easy to get lost on this site full of many people - and miss out on the awesome that's going on. So I'm going to share with you exactly what the latest awesome is...Everyday we're CV'ing in Deviant Events More Like This
Almost every week since October last year the Community Volunteers have been working hard both independently and as part of small teams to bring You Project Educate.
Project Educate is about bringing forward art forms whether they are popular or overlooked and giving
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soon in Deviant Events More Like This
We're looking for game players to come and join in our deviantART Birthday Event! In just a short while 3wyl and myself are hosting an interpretation of a British game show called Pointless. The idea of the game is that you have to guess the least popular answer to a multiple answers question. You will be awarded points accordingly, those with the most points will win - but you will have used pointless answers to get there!
We'll have pre-judged the least popular and most popular answers by asking a panel of CVs beforehand for their responses. Want an example?
Name a Film Starring Tom Cruise
Okay so Mission Impossible is a really high answer and if you said that one, you'd get lots of points. Which isn't good! If you said Rain Man - you'd possibly be getting less points. But if you said something like Endless Love or Taps, then you'd be hitting on an answer tha
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty SixPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Thirty Six in Deviant Events More Like This
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
Basking in the glory of finally getting recognised for your hard efforts and photographic skill is pretty awesome and at the start of this week I took the opportunity to enjoy georgewjohnson's after he got published in a UK Photography Magazine. It's really nice when something like that happens and the knowledge that across the country - and because of deviantART and other networks - across the world, people are looking at your work. And if you're me, smiling! I once stumbled across lauren-rabbit's work in Black and White Photography Magazine and was truly proud that somebody I had found here on deviantART was here in my mag! So have you been published? Has your work received any recognition that makes you proud? What are your tips to getting out there and having your work showcased?
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"One Signature is worth a thousand implied tones..."
-Charles Swan -
In the news this week there has been a spotlight on Karren Brady, a photographer who has won a copyright ruling. The news article itself is interesting but the cautions that it turfs up for the future and current generations of photographers are slightly more concerning. The general feeling that has started to develop is that if you have assistance with setting up a shot, making a scene, posing a model and making up a person for example, those people may well have rights to your work. This is also being debated with regards to post-production and if you get somebody else to edit your work. What are your thoughts on this? And when attributing this to the deviantART community, what
Culinary Creations Contest: The Results!Culinary Creations Contest: The Results! in Deviant Events More Like This
Still Life Food Photography Contest - RESULTS!
The Culinary Creations contest has ended and the results are IN! What an awesome batch of entries we had. I must say browsing through the gallery on an almost daily basis to check the entries had me feeling incredibly hungry! It was very hard to pick the winners, but the judges quite clearly had their favourites and ultimately we had to whittle the entries down and decide. So without further ado I give you...THE WINNERS!
1,000 deviantART points
1 Year premium membership to deviantART
1 print to the value of $20
1 Plushie Fella or Llama
1 Emoticon Stressball Pack
Not only did WildOrchidRain make something
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"A photograph says that you were so important, I stopped everything else to come and preserve you."
This week Horacio Coppola died. Many will not know the name, but in the Photography world he was pretty awesome. He died age 105, and was famous for taking Black and White photographs of Buenos Aires in the 1930s. But he also photographed normality. Some of his works included egg and twine - quite simply an egg and a piece of twine. Others featured a typewriter, but ultimately he shot normality, the everyday things that people overlooked. He's said to be one of very few photographers who manage to capture the romance, vitality and squalor of a great city. So a legend has died, but somewhere another will rise up through the ranks. Who inspires you? Which historical Artists have provoked you to reach the place where you are now? Or who you aspire to be?
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Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty SevenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Thirty Seven in Deviant Events More Like This
“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources”
- Albert Einstein
I don't know about you, but Light Painting has to be really unique and awesome in order to impress me. So when I stumbled across the work of Darren Pearson aka Darren Twin - I was astounded at the creativity and simple methods used to create his conceptual photographic pieces. Darren creates LED pictures of Skeletons Skateboarding, dancing and living - exploring what the Mail Online has termed as the bare bones of our daily lives. And it really is precisely that. Darren takes the ordinary, the mundane and the normal of everyday life and lights it up by night by painting bones. Check it out for yourself. That prompted me to go searching for some of my favourite light painted pieces here
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“Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.”
― Mark Twain
The sky is so often underestimated in terms of Photography that I felt compelled to give it a bit of love and talk about it in this weeks article. I've been following UK Storm Chasers on facebook who have been documenting the arrival of the 'demon child of Nadine' as it has been deemed. Hurricane Nadine is still out there in the Atlantic Ocean spinning around and preparing to send the UK another demon child (which is really just a tropical storm to us) and with it comes a plethora of opportunities to snap some stunning skies and horizons. But do we appreciate the sky enough? I don't think we do. When was the last time you stopped shooting at eye level and looked up? Often, there's nothing there - but often too, there's something worth capturing. The general rule when capturing la
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"Is Photography Art?
This week the Guardian asks Is Photography Art? Now this is an interesting question and I already know my stance on it, Photography, to me - IS art. It can't not be art. It's creation, creativity, capturing, preserving - but it's Art. I'd be interested to see who agrees with this and who would say no to the Guardian's question - and why. So let's get thinking about it and debate it in the comments on this article...One commenter on the Guardian Article said the following..."Photography is definitely not art. In my opinion it's something way more beautiful and profound."
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Introducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer! TweetIntroducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
What is Sta.sh?
What is Sta.sh?
Sta.sh is deviantART's new upload and submitting platform, home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in-between. It provides you with an area to place, organize, and perfect your artistic workings to submit to deviantART and beyond. A suite of features all in one, Sta.sh is here to make your online life a whole lot easier.
Drag & Drop, & Store
Drag and drop multiple files at one time quickly and easily. Submit immediately to deviantART, or take time to customize or enha
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
A Valentine Birthday Wish from +SpyedAll of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. This year for my birthday on Valentines Day I want to focus the love I have from my friends and family to build a WELL in a developing country. They cost $5000. And for the next 20 years this well will provide fresh drinking water to a village.A Valentine Birthday Wish from +Spyed in Personal More Like This
In Angelo's words...
All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need.
I'm surrounded by very giving people, and I'm always honored by how gracious my friends are, but when a guy gets to a
certain age, you kinda just buy the video games and books and music right when you want them, you know?
This year, I decided to do something a little different for my birthday. I was introduced recently to a charity
called charity: water, and I love this organization. The people behind
Addressing Journals as Deviations!I wanted to address the controversy surrounding Journals as Deviations so that we're all on the same page.Addressing Journals as Deviations! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We collected a list of comments from the release article and some journals and here they are, with my responses for all to see.
First, part of being in a community is being understanding. deviantART Staff faces this daily as we understand member concerns and try our best to serve you.
In situations like the one we face right now with Journals, I ask you to be understanding with us as we battle with difficult circumstances balancing the needs of millions of members.
Any change we make creates frustration, but if we do not make changes then we are killed by change itself.
Questions & Answers:
Q: Were people complaining about the old journal system at all? Because I think people were rather happy with it. I know I was. And can't you give people t
Charity: Water Starts the Process for the Well!I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in the charity: water project I wrote about in February of this year. Whether you were able to actively donate to, read up on, or help spread the word about this honorable cause, I genuinely felt touched by the actions of every person who took the time to participate.Charity: Water Starts the Process for the Well! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
I got so many inspiring and heart-warming Notes from deviants far and wide -- from those who had just donated to those who had no means to donate monetarily but who happily spread the word to others. Many even selflessly pledged their own birthdays, asking for donations to this great cause in lieu of gifts. In a world where a lot of the news headlines are depressing and bleak, my faith in the power of good and caring was restored by the deviantART community.
Some say that one should participate in charity for charity's sake, and I fully believe this.
Chef Nozawa RetiresChef Nozawa Retires in Deviant Events More Like This
Credit: Michael Kovac ( http://www.kovac.net/ )
My favorite Sushi Chef and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Nozawa are retiring as of yesterday. I was able to deliver this letter to them last night, along with a bottle of champagne. And I was honored to deliver a last toast, and incredibly beyond belief honored to eat the last piece of sushi served by the restaurant. A new restaurant for the sushi chain called "Sugar Fish" (a partnership between Nozawa, and his sun plus another partner) will replace the original Nozawa which has operated from Ventura Blvd in Studio City for the past 25 years. Sugar Fish at this location is scheduled to open in May.
The New York Times covered the closing of Nozawa, known as "The Sushi Nazi" in the following story; "Pu
Submit a Comment to ICANNSubmit a Comment to ICANN in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The following process for submitting a comment to ICANN is in-depth, but will be monumentally helpful in the success of the Dadotart campaign.
« Go Back
To leave a comment on the ICANN website, please follow these steps:
Visit gtldcomment.icann.org and click “Create a User Account.”
Complete the listed information, making sure your password is at least 8 characters long and uses at least one capital letter and one number.
Verify your e-mail address by clicking the link in the e-mail sent to you by ICANN. Be sure to do so within 5 hours, or your e-mail will be deleted from ICANN’s system.
Using the e-mail address and password you just created, log into the website by clicking “Login to Submit an Applic
Journals: The Tweaks We ALL WantWell, that didn't entirely go as planned.Journals: The Tweaks We ALL Want in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
There are a few issues with the Journal implementation, but there aren't any issues we can't easily fix. And we got so much great feedback, that we now clearly understand some things we didn't before. The best part is, we're going to get the best of both worlds for Journals. All of the benefits of the deviation system for Journals, with all of the resolutions that were vocalized as concerns.
Monday of next week, we're going to release the following changes so that everyone can SMILE!
When you go to publish a Journal, you'll be able to Submit your Journal to your Profile just as you did before the changes. The Journal will go out to your +Watch list, display on your Journal tab and on your Profile Page (if applicable.) There wouldn't be a +Favorite button unless you Submit to The deviantART Journal.
That's right! You'll also be able to publish to
Commission Modules, Sta.sh on Forums and LifeCommission ModulesCommission Modules, Sta.sh on Forums and Life in Deviant Events More Like This
As you can see on my profile, you may now commission me in order to answer either a simple, or complicated question for a fee. This isn't the intent of this system, but I wasn't about to offer my drawing skills for commission. I just don't think I've built up enough of a reputation with my drawings in this way. Meanwhile, I need to test the Commissions Widgets, we're considering releasing them on Friday for more folks to use them! What do you think of this?
Sta.sh on Forums
Enhanced conversations were released to Senior Members for use in the deviantART Forums. In short, they permit you to use your Sta.sh Cloud Storage along side the deviantART Media language. So you can easily add photos, emotes from the community, your favorites, anything in your gallery, even things in your friends galleries in to the conversation threads to increase the bandwidth of you
deviantART on our Lucky 13As you get older, you may begin to see birthdays as a distinctive point in time. A time for reflection on past successes, past roadblocks, past lessons. I also see it as an opportunity to look forward, set goals, aim ridiculously high. I'm sure everyone's heard people joke about disliking getting older and lamenting another year passing, but not me. Not yet, at least. The wisdom and hard lessons I've had to learn over the years helps me map out my immediate future. I may stumble, sure, but I also have a lifetime of overcoming obstacles and analyzing achievements to guide my decisions. All I can do is keep learning and growing.deviantART on our Lucky 13 in Personal More Like This
I feel much the same way about deviantART.
I don't need to tell you that a web property sticking around for 13 years is a rare thing, and it's not an accomplishment we take lightly. We owe our continued existence to all of you, and the passion and inspiration that emanate so naturally from the community, from the most successful professional to the mo
PE DDs: When It's Not Always PositiveWhen DDs Go AwryPE DDs: When It's Not Always Positive in Deviant Events More Like This
Daily Deviations, or “DDs,” are frequently held in very high esteem on deviantART. After all, what artist does not want his or her work displayed for more than 20 million viewers to see and admire? The benefits of receiving a DD feature include increased exposure for your work and a day in the spotlight for you as an artist. Many people therefore view DDs as badges of honor, awards that make them proud and validate the time they spend in our community.
Be careful what you wish for!
Don’t get us wrong-- DDs are wonderful for the purposes listed above. But, they can also bring a lot of drama upon the artist, especially if they are controversial.
Let’s talk about some of the sources of this drama.
Some people feel that people who post art-- and especially those whose art is worthy of a Daily Deviation-- should have thick enough skin to accept criticism as well as praise. They argue that criticism is part
The LOL Corner #133The LOL CornerThe LOL Corner #133 in Deviant Events More Like This
This regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off.
Every edition will feature a collection of the funniest chat network quotes.
dAmnIt! is a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you. For more information on dAmnIt!, please see this blog.
dAmnIt! has reached over 80,000 quotes!
When something funny happens in a chatroom, share it with everyone! It only takes a few clicks, and while you're there browse through all the other hilarious quotes!
Feel free to note bradleysays or Astralseed with suggested dAmnIt! quotes to go into the next edition. Please make sure that the quote has already been submitted and approved to d
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
Traditionalists 01Welcome to our first Traditionalists Article where we feature Traditional art news for the community by the community! These articles aim to promote, educate, and bring awareness to various events, projects and or deviants within the Traditional community. Anyone is welcome to add to future articles, please visit our group for further details on how to get involved.Traditionalists 01 in Art Features More Like This
Gwendolyn12 Interviews pallanoph
So, why don’t you start this interview presenting yourself to our friends here and telling us a bit about you?
Hello fellow deviants! My name is April Schumacher, and I'm a traditional artist working as a freelance illustrator. Though I grew up in the state of Iowa, I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) to major in illustration, and graduated in May of 2008. I'm still in Minneapolis, alive and kicking.
So, now let’s start the interview for go
ProjectPorkchop Vol155ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol155 in Art Features More Like This
Indian Skies and Elephant @ The Grace Darling by emimf D is for Deer by emimf
Sibylla by detasar ID by detasar Prince of Persia by detasar Horses by detasar
Vein of Bangkok by palmbook Sathorn Pedestrian Bridge by palmbook :thumb294813
December 2012 Traditional UpdatesTraditionalistsDecember 2012 Traditional Updates in Art Features More Like This
Traditionalists is a new group aimed at giving the traditional art community their own unique voice by giving the traditionalists a place to gather, organize, and inform others with the help and guidance of the traditional Community Volunteer team. The idea behind this project was to open the channels of communication between the traditional community and the traditional CVs so that we can all work together and develop a main hub for all things traditional. If you haven't joined this group yet, we'd like to encourage you to do so.
Traditional Art DD Round-ups
October 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-up
November 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-up
Let it snow CO
PE Interview with DD Suggester Minato-KushinaAs part of Daily Deviations PE week we have interviewed the lovely Minato-Kushina who has been suggesting DDs since November 2010. She has since then had over 500 suggestions accepted and as a result of her regular suggestions, made her name known on the DD page.PE Interview with DD Suggester Minato-Kushina in Art Features More Like This
What first got you interested in wanting to suggest DDs?
I don't really remember the exact point when I started paying attention to DDs. I guess, I saw these beautiful pictures at the bottom of my page. Gradually, I understood that they were a kind of "award" for outstanding pieces. I was also wondering how some people could suggest DDs! By searching here and there, I found the way.
I eventually decided to send my first suggestion to rydi1689, the then Fan Art Gallery Moderator. She is so kind, she accepted it immediately! This encouraged me to suggest more and eventually to love this task. I am generally shy with others. So this gesture, although it may seemed normal to her, it was
July 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-upHello all,July 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-up in Art Features More Like This
As this month is coming to a close, I present you with July's Traditional Art DDs.
Dan Scurtu - Old Forest by DanScurtu :thumb302134163: Koivu Taru- Ranger Lord of the Great Birch Woods 2 by Boggleboy part of nature 3 by thomasbossert cosmic sphere 2 by jimcross Woman on a chair by Maurice-Le-Coq Dark Comedy by San-T It's The Red Baron! by KaiCarpenter Squall Leonhart by HairyAsHell Four Seasons D1 by KARLCLAYDON The Only Hope For Me Is You by WheresYour-HeART Layna 360 by SKBstudios Mist, Valkyrie Series #1 by RockabillyReese Only The Intrepid One by AKOrganicAbstracts
dragonfly by proxi-mity :thumb173529745: Water on face #1 by 77daisy77 :thumb280326459: Lost by jenniferhansen .55 by claudioberto Corps, crane et amortisseur by nidhaladn He Ran in There by Nickillus Rainbow Fetish or what by rekamer Turn the light on by SteveGriffith Hollow Moon UPDATE by Hollow-Moon-Art Clown by raulrk Nature Queen by blueboy777 Dandelion Clock by SilentEyes28 Chinese lanterns by knight-of-sand Chang'e by Dreoilin Inside the Box by Ark-san The Dominatrix by CarlBurns Warsaw by Gopalik Touch.. by Alveblod Rojo by hir77 Mushrooms by MistiqueStudio :thumb315093836
ProjectPorkchop Vol232ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol232 in Art Features More Like This
Suggested by Lexie-Holliday
Critter Study 2: Chee Goldfish by OpalGryphonGreat Dane by OpalGryphon
Suggested by Angelles-LaVeau
Glasshouse III by GinAngieLaWounded Vanity by GinAngieLa
Delicate by GinAngieLaIniuria by GinAngieLa
Suggested by :devAngelles-L
ProjectPorkchop Vol193ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol193 in Art Features More Like This
Tarri-cats dance nr 3 by eitherangel Candlelight by eitherangel
OC Akira by Ashcat-desu Allegretto-Eternal Sonata by Ashcat-desu New OC Shunji by Ashcat-desu Demon's possession by Ashcat-desu
C'mere by porksiomai :thumb3
CEA Blog: How to communicate with the CEADuring the course of our daily activities we receive a lot of communication from members, in the interests of helping you get the right help in the quickest possible manner we have put together this guide on how to communicate efficiently with the CEA team.CEA Blog: How to communicate with the CEA in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Before contacting the CEA we ask that you do the following:
Check for a relevant +faq entry to make sure your question isn't already addressed there. This can save you a lot of time waiting for a response that you can easily access.
Check recent #communityops blogs to make sure that your issue hasn't been addressed there.
If reporting harassment, have you blocked the deviant and hidden their comments already?
Collect any relevant information about the issue, links to comments, journals or deviations
If the issue has upset you, take a few minutes to make sure you're calm before contacting us. This will help your tickets
Stock and Resources: Policy ClarificationThe Stock and Resources community is an integral part of deviantART, both for having an active community of its own as well as providing high quality stock to all deviants.Stock and Resources: Policy Clarification in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
As this community has grown so much over the years, so has the amount of invalid stock and resources that have been provided by some deviants. The Stock and Resources community feels like this reflects negatively on them, the volunteers have a hard time trying to teach people about valid stock and how to use it correctly, and it gives an appearance that deviantART Staff tolerate so-called “art theft” or copyright infringement.
In this article our aim is to reinforce our policies regarding stock and stock use and clear up some misconceptions.
Stock and Resource submissions to deviantART:
What are Invalid Stock and Resources?
In short, invalid stock or resources are anything which you do not have full permission to upload. This incl
CEA Blog: Mature ContentHey guys, today I want to talk about Mature Content on deviantART and hopefully clear up some misconceptions that exist around it. For those of you eager to look at some boobs and hot male torsos, I'm afraid I won't be including any here .CEA Blog: Mature Content in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
How the mature content filter works
All members over the age of 18 can choose to enable or disable the mature content filter to suit their needs. All members with a registered date of birth under the age of 18 have the mature content filter locked on and can not disable it. All logged out visitors have the mature content filter enabled and can not disable it.
The mature content filter is split in to two types, strict and warning. The strict filter is completely voluntary and prevents any deviant with the mature content filter on from accessing the work. The general or warning filter is the standard mature content tag and will remove the image from immediate view when browsing and place an warning page on the devi
Spammers on dASo, over the last 6 or so months people have been noticing that deviantART has been getting hit by malicious spammers.Spammers on dA in Personal More Like This
The current trend of these spammers is to favourite an image of yours and then when you reply on their page you get a message along the lines of "I really liked your work. Hey I just got this free X Item and thought I should share it with you." These are all spammers, the links lead to potentially malicious sites. We have been blacklisting these websites and banning all the spammers we can find.
However we need your support in this, we need you to report them too us. We have a section of the help desk dedicated to reports about these accounts, it's titled "Spammer Reports". Tickets in that section are handled within 48 hours during the working week. But unfortunately I've been noticing a tendency that some of these accounts can last for days without being reported. People are aware of them because they're commenting on the profiles stating that they're spammers,
Keeping your Account Safe!Hi guys, just want to give everyone a friendly reminder about account security. Keeping your account and email passwords secure is the most important factor in not getting your account hijacked by anyone.Keeping your Account Safe! in Personal More Like This
Never write your passwords down.
Use Passwords/Phrases that are easy for you to remember, but hard to guess.Never tell anyone your passwords, even if you think you can trust them.Use a combination of letters, numbers and characters like ! and ?.Never follow links from people you don't know, or to sites you don't know are secure.Never leave your accounts logged on after you've used a public computer.Always check that you are on the correct URL when you enter your login details.
deviantART staff will never contact you asking for your password or any account information. The only time you will ever be asked for account information is if you contact us via help or our violations@ email address. Even then, we will never ask you for your password and you should not volunteer your passw
A Month of CEASo, I've been working for deviantART for a month now and I thought I'd share some of my thoughts about it with you.A Month of CEA in Personal More Like This
This last month has all at the same time managed to be the following, challenging, enlightening, stressful, sleep deprived, amazing, exciting, infuriatingly anger inducing, but it's been the best month I have had in a long time, I've been working with an amazing group of people and I've rekindled friendships from years gone by.
I work for the most wonderful company you could imagine, in a team of people that get abused more than they get praised by the community. We do a difficult job, it's something I always knew would happen, I experienced it as an mn@, I've watched it as a community member for the last 8 years. Being a CEA team member is something I've wanted to do for years, not because I want to ban people or have a fancy symbol, but because it's a position that challenges and enriches a person at the same time, it's also so directly involved with protecting the user
What is deviantART?So I'm sat in dA HQ with loopstart, LisaLotek, allixsenos, draweverywhere and inazar and we have come to this conclusion, that I know know all deviantART staff will agree with.What is deviantART? in Personal More Like This
deviantART is Passion.
deviantART could be any other site, but once we lose the the passion we lose the deviantART.
So please, reflect on that.
deviantART loves you, I love you, you love you.