Upgrade Your Space Contest!Upgrade Your Space
20 Winners will receive the Framed Fine Art Print they chose, up to 20"x30"!**
30 Runner-Ups will each receive 800 deviantART Points and a one-month Premium Membership.
** Subject to deviantART's Print review process.
The 20 Winners and 30 Runner-Ups will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.
All entries will be judged on the following criteria with whatever weight the judges determine:
Reason given for the Print selection
Overall impact on the living space shown in the entry
Creative consistency in the space in which the Print will be placed
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
CR Newsletter: September/October 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter: September/October 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
2. Attacking the Artist
3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. Art History Project
8. News from the Chats and Forums
9. News from the Galleries
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
Over the past few months, we've been diligently working on cleaning up the category tree of old and unused categories. While most of this will go unnoticed by the community, what you will notice is the change from "Miscellaneous" galleries to "Other". The reason for this change is simple. The concept of Miscellaneous leads one to believe that it's a junk drawer category for everything under the sun when the intention was to be an "Other" category for deviations that don't fit well in other sub-categories of the tree. We're also working on u
Community Relations Celebrates !We're celebrating our 13th birthday with a vast array of exciting events and contests! Join us as we welcome in deviantART's 'teenage' yearsCommunity Relations Celebrates ! in Deviant Events More Like This
First take a trip down memory lane with the Timeline of deviantART
Then get involved in one of the many events and contests listed below!
Contests & Challenges
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest
When: August 5th - August 14th
Learn more about the event here.
dA 13th Birthday Photomanip Challenge
When: August 7th - August 10th 1PM Pacific Time
Learn more about the event here.
Photomanip Mini-Contest: It's a reBirthday
Billy Blue Change Your World ContestBilly Blue Change Your World Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Designers are always learning, always evolving, they are true agents of change, in their lives and the world around them. Billy Blue College of Design has helped inspire the careers of many graduate creatives who have gone on to change the world around them.
How to EnterSubmit EntryRulesView EntriesView Semi-Finalists
13+ AU Only
Billy Blue College of Design has grown into an inspirational space for des
Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Semi-Finalists AnnouncedThe end may be near, but not before announcing the Semi-Finalists of the Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Challenge! These were the top 25 deviants who creatively used the Fotolia stock images provided to showcase a post-apocalyptic scene. Our finalists will be sent to the world-wide Chairman of Fotolia, Inc, Oleg Tscheltzoff, who will choose the grand prize winner. Be sure to survive the end times to witness the winner's announcement and find out who will be featured in HOW Magazine!Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Semi-Finalists Announced in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Finalists will each receive:
$25 USD of credits at stockproject.fotolia.com
800 deviantART Points
deviantART T-Shirt of the winner's choice (depending on availability)
A three-month Premium Membership to deviantART
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Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Winners AnnoucementFotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Winners Annoucement in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
~clowneee will also receive
$1,000 USD$100 USD of credits at stockproject.fotolia.comWinner's choice of either the Wacom Intuos5 touch Large Pen Tablet or The New IPad (16GB black)6,000 deviantART PointsdA Pro Digital Artist BackpackDeviantART hoodie of winner's choice*1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
*subject to availability
Plans Gone Wrong Contest TweetPlans Gone Wrong Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Chaos Panda by $chix0r
We're throwing one panda, one light, one pie up against the incredibly successful Fotolia One Cat, One Fruit, and One Clock Contest. Let's see if our new completely crazed random selection can pull in more than the 10,000 entries we received last time.
Here's the big twist: This time, we're challenging you to use the theme of "plans gone wrong" in
You must use one each of the specific pandas, lights, and pies provided in the asset pack and create an image showing "plans gone wrong." Your entry can originate in any medium! These are stock pictures. You can trace them, draw them, photomanipu
Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse ChallengeFotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Challenge in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The winning entry will be published as a full page advertisement for Fotolia in
HOW Magazine with credit to the artist.
Read Official Rules
Something's happened. Whether it was a catastrophic earthquake, a nasty alien invasion, or an accidental push of the Big Red Button, the world, as we know it, has come to an end. But what happens in the aftermath? Fotolia's
MAMA Scared Stiff ContestMAMAMAMA Scared Stiff Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Guillermo del Toro presents MAMA, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.
Now, the MAMA filmmakers in conjunction with deviantART invite you to bring your scariest childhood memory to life! Is it u
Merrell Diorama ContestYour Favorite Fall MemoryMerrell Diorama Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Merrell shoes and clothes invites you to get inspired by the change in seasons and bring your favorite fall memory to life in a diorama -- in a shoebox! Please join Merrell in the celebration of "Vendemmia" while paying homage to their unique and sophisticated Fall Collection of shoes and boots. Vendemmia is the age-old tradition of the Italian wine harvest, and for a few autumn months, the terraced hillside vineyards come alive with hard work and passion, and the fruits of this elegant dedication flourish for generat
Merrell Diorama Contest Winners AnnouncementContest ArticleMerrell Diorama Contest Winners Announcement in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
"Really liked the different perspective/point of view, made it stand out from the rest of the entries. Very unique idea that was well thought out. The various layers and colors of the fall trees captures how close a harvest moon appears to be just within reach."
$2,500 USD6,000 deviantART PointsA trip to attend a deviantMEET in either Portland, OR, or Seattle, WA, USA on March 16, 2013dA PRO Digital Artist BackpackA Print of your choice from
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
Upgrade Your Space Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the Upgrade Your Space contest, we challenged you to show us the space in your place that needed a little artistic improvement. There were great photographs submitted, as well as fantastic Fine Art Prints selected, which made us feel right at home. From these 50 Semi-Finalists, the 20 Winners will be chosen, who will receive the Framed Fine Art Print they chose, up to 20"x30"! (subject to deviantART's Print review process). Congratulations to these deviants!Upgrade Your Space Semi-Finalist Announcement in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
And remember, even if you aren't listed here, the deviantART Free Shipping Event begins this Monday, October 29th, which means that you'll be able to get the Print or deviantART Gear item of your dreams with free shipping!
Read Contest Article
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.
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!
Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!
Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
You could win tuition and travel to one of TAD's programs, a trip to Pixar Studios near San
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
Upgrade Your Space Winners!Upgrade Your SpaceUpgrade Your Space Winners! in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The results are in! You submitted your space in need of an art upgrade along with the perfect Framed Fine Art Print to bring the area to life. We received an outpouring of awesome photographs, and thank you for sharing your space with us! We're ready to announce our top 20 Winners, who will receive the Framed Fine Art Print they chose*, up to 20"x30", as well as our 30 Runners-Up, who will receive 800 Points and a one-month Premium Membership. Congratulations, one and all!
*Subject to deviantART's Print review process.
upgrade my space contest
Ready for an Upgrade
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
Tomb Raider Reborn ContestTomb Raider RebornTomb Raider Reborn Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.
devID Spooky Make-up Contest!It's time for the deviantID Spooky Make-up Contest!devID Spooky Make-up Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
Halloween is always a fun time of year, especially when you dress up for halloween. Take a portrait of yourself with spooky make-up on! No, not like Snooki. Like these:
Your entry must be a photograph showing you as the main subject (or one of the main subjects).You are more than welcome to wear a costume in the photo!Please keep photo-editing to a minimal. i.e Cropping, slight colour changes, etc are permitted.Your entry must comply with deviantART's Submission PolicyYou must credit any stock or resources you use in your entry.Multiple entries are encouraged, but you may only win once.You must be wearing make-up or face paint. Your entry must be submitted into the contest category:
dA Related (RED) Contest!Welcome to another deviantART Related contest!dA Related (RED) Contest! in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
This contest is all about supporting (RED), the cause known for fighting for an AIDS free generation by 2015.
The contest is split into three (3) categories: Deviant Stamps, Journal or Gallery Skins, and DeviantIDs. Each category will have one Major Prize winner.
Create a Deviant Stamp that supports the (RED) organization.
The stamps message must support/promote (RED).
Your entry must be submitted on or after December 1st, 2012.
Your entry must be submitted into the category: Contests > 2012 > dArelated RED Contest > Devian
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!deviantART's 13th Birthday is August 7th, 2013. It's time to celebrate - in the form of art!deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
It's simple - create a deviation for the 13th Birthday category.
Browse the popular section of the gallery to get an idea of what can be submitted for the contest. You can create some deviantART fan art, bake a birthday cake, or anything else relating to deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your submission should be relating to deviantART and/or deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your entry must be for this contest. You can't enter a deviation that you have made for another communityrelations sponsored birthday contest.
All mediums are accepted.
You're welcome to submit to a different category if your entry won't submit into the 13th Birthday gallery (ie. jo
dA Related Monthly Themed Contest: AutumnIt's time for the first of many deviantART Related Monthly Themed Contests!dA Related Monthly Themed Contest: Autumn in Deviant Events More Like This
It's that time of the year again. Where the leaves begin to fall, and all you feel like doing is jumping into that big pile of leaves in your neighbours yard. Yes, it's Autumn.
Create something with autumn leaves, colors, anything to do with Autumn. It's all up to you!
This contest will be open to all media, as long as it's correctly submitted into the deviantART Related gallery. This means you can create a deviantID, Deviant Stamp, Journal or Gallery skins/designs, and more with the theme Autumn.
Your entry must be properly submitted into the deviantART Related gallery.Your entry must comply with deviantART's
The LOL Corner #137: The Best of dAmnItThe LOL CornerThe LOL Corner #137: The Best of dAmnIt 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! was a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you. As of November 30, dAmnIt has been removed from the site.
Feel free to note TheLOLCorner with a quote from the chat or forum. More details about this can be found here.
The Last 5 Editions:
Edition #136: The Best of dAmnIt
CSS Did You Know? - November 20, 2012CSS Did You Know? - November 20, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Winners of the devID Spooky Make-up Contest!I'm extremely happy to announce the winners of the devID Spooky Make-up Contest!! If you're interested, you can view all of the entries here.Winners of the devID Spooky Make-up Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconthelasth0pe: :icondekoradum: :iconkovowolf: :iconthiefoworld:
La Catrina by antoniodgamboa
You win: 500 points
Needle and Stitches by KellyZak
You win: 800 poin
CSS Did You Know? - November 28th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - November 28th, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway!Last year, I was involved in another BirthdAy celebration with PurpelBlur and TimberClipse - which went rather well. So this year my brother and I are hosting a 7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway!7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! in Deviant Events More Like This
Next week it's deviantART's 12th Birthday (only one more year of violating COPPA!), and to celebrate, lightpurge and myself will be giving away some fantastic prizes during Birthday Week.
What is it?
Each day of the week from August 1st to 7th, we will give away one thing from the deviantART prints or gear shop.
The Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of deviantART in Deviant Events More Like This
In 2014, DeviantArt turned 14 years old. Fourteen years is a long time, some of you reading this may be younger than that. I've gathered some historical information with the help of Moonbeam13 and some members of the Community Relations team to help enlighten those of you who have joined in recent years and missed out on a chunk of DeviantArt's life.
I hope you enjoy taking a step back in time!
Please note: it is extremely difficult to track down some events in DeviantArt's history (in particular, the first few years) and that some dates are only approximate.
August: tech13 becomes the first recipient of the prestigious Deviousness Award.
August 4: The first member-submitted deviation is uploaded - A Dangerusss QNX by :devdangeruss
Creatures of the Night Stock and Resources Contest"Ware those who leave the safety of the fireside after the midnight hour on Old Hallows Eve; lest the dead steal your soul and your body be turned into a creature of the night!Creatures of the Night Stock and Resources Contest in Art Features More Like This
Would you turn towards the waning moon or turn away?
Witch, or Witch Hunter, Demon or Demon Hunter... undead, ghost, vampire or werewolf?
Create your creature of the night as stock for your fellow artists to turn into Halloween themed art! Go to town with makeup and props and strike a zombie pose!
We are looking for some really outstanding "creatures of the night" stock, it doesn't matter if you are a zombie or a ghost, or a demon hunter - but we want you to push the boat out and be as different and as original as you can manage!
Digital work: i
Texture Your World ContestTell us the story of your world in textures!Texture Your World Contest in Art Features More Like This
We are surrounded 24 hours a day by objects that have texture, they may be smooth or bobbly, old or new, bold, bright, shiny or dull. You might see a texture every day and never notice it until you start looking. Do you sit at a desk that's textured, or pass an interesting tree on the way to work or school?
We want you, in the form of a triptych (thats 3 images forming a larger image see example here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triptych ) to tell us the story of your textured world. Each individual texture should stand on its own, both as a useful resource and as a cohesive part of the whole story. What story you tell through your texture triptych is up to you - but they must be textures that tell a story of your world in some way.
There are 3 categories for this contest, each of which you can submit to twice.
These are textures created digitally by
Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSEDCONTEST NOW CLOSED, GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED WE WILL BEGIN JUDGING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS!Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSED in Deviant Events More Like This
Bring out your dead side
Ever had that feeling, that a portrait is watching you? No matter where you stand in the room its gaze seems to follow you,.. staring... waiting...
We invite you to join us in making a grand collection of horrific hounds, voluptuous vampires, and ghoulish ghostly portraits this Halloween in best Haunted House style!
Its time to unlock your inner Dorian Grey, and all those other creepy strange ancestors, cousins, uncles, aunts and grannies that the family don't like to talk about!
Even if you aren't normally a model stock provider - or if you don't usually provide stock at all, this is your chance to dip your toe in the murky waters and have a go! Bring out your face paints and props and make a dashing Halloween portrait entry! The more creative you are, the more creative the results of the second half of the contest will be!
When Darkness FallsA reminder to everyone about the current photomanipulation contest running at the moment, hosted by Aeirmid your lovely Photomanipulation Community Volunteer at :iconthe-sacred-space: and supported by :iconstockandresources: with prizes also being donated by :iconcommunityrelations:When Darkness Falls in Art Features More Like This
Darkness has fallen across the land of photomanipulation.
Haunted spirits and growling fiends descend on every nation.
And terror enthralls those within these walls,
Is this what transpires when darkness falls?
Or, perhaps gentle fairies emerge from 'neath a delicate daisy petal,
and the boys in the band gather in shadow to play their heavy metal?
And a drow elf crawls from the forest's lush walls,
Maybe this is what transpires when darkness falls!
Blame no one but ^SanguineVamp for this "poetry."
You decide what happens (transpires) when darkness falls!
Is it macabre? Is it fantasy? Is it emotional?
It is up to you.
PE S&R Contest Icarus Updates"On Delicate Wings"PE S&R Contest Icarus Updates in Art Features More Like This
Mourning for Icarus by H.J. Draper 1898
The Theme- ART:
We want you to recreate the story of Icarus, be that modern, or ancient using stock and resources available on DeviantART.
The Theme - STOCK:
We want you to recreate the story of Icarus, in stock form! Is your Icarus male or female? Are your wings made from feathers and wax or something more magical?
The Story: Icarus
Son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Daedalus had been imprisoned by King Minos of Crete within the walls of his own invention, the Labyrinth. But the great craftsman's genius would not suffer captivity. He made two pairs of wings by adhering feathers to a wooden frame with wax. Giving one pair to his son, he cautioned him that flying too near the sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus became ecstatic with the ability to fly and forgot hi
Get Your 'Stashe On Contest 2013 CLOSEDWhat is Movember?Get Your 'Stashe On Contest 2013 CLOSED in Deviant Events More Like This
During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache (or Mo') with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Mo Bros are helping to change the face of men’s health by effectively becoming walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. Together, we are truly changing the face of men’s health.
Source: Movember's Site
MORE INFO ON MOVEMBER RIGHT HERE
How to help
Raise awareness, share the news!
Register on Movember.com and grow a mighty manly moustache on that beautiful face of yours, you can choose to join deviantART's US Team, Canadian Team, or go on your own.
Ladies, get your men to join the cause!
Use the power of moustac
Some things we should talk aboutThis journal is here to highlight, debug and bust some myths for you all of stuff that goes on ALL the time, and is in part spurred by some recent events that leave me somewhat baffled and perplexed over some of the behavior we've been recently seeing across the DA communities, particularly Stock & Resources, and Photomanip since we work so closely together (and its apparently time I wrote a new wall of text to you all.)Some things we should talk about in Deviant Events More Like This
Every community has them. Those constant "issues" that make people angry and frustrated. Sometimes they can be easily solved with a little effort, and other times something just snaps and causes reactions that are far and away over the top. Here are some of our top faves.
Its time for everyone to take a nice soothing deep breath, its a long one!
There will be a test at the end.
OMG WHY DID YOU SEND YOUR REPLY TO PirateLotus-Stock and CelticStrm-Stock AS WELL??
Hello, welcome to TEAM Stock and Resources!
Get (even (even) more!) Involved!So many awesome things going on!Get (even (even) more!) Involved! in Deviant Events More Like This
There are so many very awesome things going on I promptly had a mind blank, hows that for a useful update!! D;
Holiday Card Project
There is no better time to share a little good will around the world, and the holiday card project is a wonderful WONDERFUL thing to get involved in, for the cost of posting your card to DA HQ you can send somebody who isn't feeling well best wishes for the festive season, when everyone needs to feel that they are cared for. All the information about the project you can find in the main journal below.
Movember - Changing the face of mens health
If crafting is your "thing" get out your supplies and create an entry for our "Movember moustashe crafty contest, loads of prizes on offer for the winners!!
Halloween Classic Horror Portrait Contest for S&R
Sponsored by :d
Resources Gallery Makeover (REMINDER)So all those sub cats...Resources Gallery Makeover (REMINDER) in Art Features More Like This
Its no secret that the stock and resources gallery is HUGE. On a scale thats intimidating, complicated and a bit like a bottomless pit of sub, sub, sub, sub, sub cats.
Last year we were very lucky to have a bit of a makeover job in Resources/Fonts and Resources/Stock, however, we are looking with "new deviant's eyes" (Yes, we kidnapped new deviants and stole their eyeballs) to look at our gallery long and hard. HARD.
You can read more about whats going on with this huge project here - http://fav.me/d5xccty
What we'd love to get from you guys
Feedback and suggestions!
Do you know of sub cats that are completely obsolete that we could tidy up and get rid of?
Are there dark alleyways hidden in the maze of resources sub cats that need a light shining on them?
Can some categories be merged, or renamed to make them more logical/useful to todays deviant community?
Stock and Resources DDs June 2012DDs Given by Dan-HefferStock and Resources DDs June 2012 in Art Features More Like This
DDs Given by Elandria
22 Free Photoshop Patterns by Gamekiller48 Tutorial: Twilight Princess Hylian Shield by LinkyLex
Old factory Stock 042 by Malleni-Stock Good and Evil Stock III by CrowsReign-Stock
Dutch Windmill 2 stock pack sample by dierat-stock Masquerade 4 by devious-stock
Tool Settings Tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by MaakuCat Hands of Red 7 by anyman82
Big Photo Action Pack by h3design Tutorial - Common Digital Painting Mistakes by natasha2808 Water-color Tutorial from Starter to Starters by Dolokun Tiny tips: Water: Waves by Ranarh :thumb297208104:
Glorious by TwiggXstock Sailor Sakky Ninja 1 by SenshiStock
ladysivali-stock-place2 by ladysivali-stock Free :: Erinada IV by XxSaraiyu-StockxX
Tranquil by SarahVlad Too much rum by 9thPlanetStock
DDs Given by bradleysays
deviantID widget box customization tutorial by CypherVisor
DDs Given by trevg
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
Culinary Creations: Still Life Photography ContestCulinary Creations: Still Life Photography Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
Still Life Food Photography Contest
Still life photography usually involves a set up - planning and careful execution of a shot. Food photography in particular takes a lot of preparation and the time to make a dish or an item of food aesthetically pleasing. So I thought it was about time we had a contest involving all elements! Your challenge is to create a brand shiny new Still Life Photography piece that features Food. Now the catch is you must be creative with the food. Entries will be considered carefully and if you are taking photos of food that someone else has made, then you need to step up the mark and make it as unique as possible. If you made the creation yourself, give us a brief idea in the description of how. Utilize the descriptions of your artwork to tell us about your photography!
Start Date: Monday 14th May
End Date: Monday
Halloween Contests - Find One Here!So that you don't miss out on the chance to participate and grab some lovely Halloween prizes - we've put together a list of all the Spooky Shenanigans for you to browse at your leisure. Keep checking back here for more information and updates! This page is one to bookmarkHalloween Contests - Find One Here! in Personal More Like This
Capture Your PUMPKIN! A Still Life Photography contest running from 5th October to 5th of November. Check out the article for more information and the full prize and judging list!
Prose Blood Country and Poetry Screams is a combination of two spooky contests for the Literature Community! It ends on the 22nd of October so be sure to click soon and have a read!
Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open!PeopleAndPortraits has well and truly launched! In conjunction with that, we wanted to bring you a fantastic shiny new contest to see you through October.Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open! in Art Features More Like This
We recognize that across the world people are entering all sorts of seasons right now...which is why this isn't just about Autumn. You can utilise any season you want - and if you're extra creative, how about combining all four into one image?
The idea of a Seasonal Portraiture Contest is for you to experiment and explore whatever season you happen to be in right now - through portraiture photography! The contest is open to all categories within the People and Portrait Photography Gallery:
Infants and Children
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Just ONE day left!
Over at Still-Life-Stills we're hosting monthly challenges with a regular prize list courtesy of communityrelations! So without further ado let's get onto the rules and regulations (of which there aren't many) of August's contest!
The contest will run from 1st August 2012 until the 31st August 2012.
Entries can be old or new. Please submit your entries to the group gallery found here!
Entries can be old or new
The majority of the deviation must be Yellow
It must fit the rules of Still Life Photography (If in doubt, ask us!)
You can only enter ONE piece of work!
Capture Your PUMPKIN Contest Capture your PUMPKIN!Capture Your PUMPKIN Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
Update: The contest deadline is fast approaching and it's HALLOWEEN! So get creative now and capture your pumpkins! Remember that your entry must be still life photography, therefore it cannot include any people!
Start Date: 5th October
End Date: 5th November
The aim of this contest is to promote, educate and understand Still Life Photography. So your captures must have a still life element to them i.e. arranged (they can't be pumpkins growing in a field) and it must include pumpkin in some way, shape or form. So you could carve a pumpkin, make a pumpkin soup, decorate a pumpkin, make pumpkin pie...and so on. The Overall Winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are eligible to win in the sub-categories too.
1 entry per person
Must be still life photography WHICH EXCLUDES PEOPLE!
Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA?After a long pause in which nobody seemed to have very many questions, we've got a very intriguing one which came up during the People & Portraits projecteducate week and it's something that has always played on my mind, and no doubt on yours too. Once again sine-out has provided a fantastic answer, so hopefully that will help somewhat in clearing this issue up. Have a question? Drop it on this article and we'll work on an answer!Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA? in Deviant Events More Like This
"It seems like colorful pictures made in adobe look good, then after
they have been uploaded on deviantART... the color is more dead.. not so
alive..is this an issue?" ~ kayjensen
"Hi kayjensen, the issue your describing is most likely a colour profile issue. Colour profiles essentially describe how each colour is represented and there are different profiles for different purpose but mostly for getting accurate colour out of a printer or a screen.
By default the internet works with and assumes that every
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"Creativity, like human life itself - begins in Darkness "
I read a very interesting article this week debating Photography Vs Literature and which one of the two tells us more. Of course there is always the element that a picture could be accompanied by words but neither aspect is enough to tell a whole story. But as the article says, Photography has become a universal constant in the world today and is accessible to nearly everybody. Yet many still believe that only pure narration can truly tell a story. What are your thoughts? As Photographers we can choose to limit what we tell or show with a photograph, we can even mislead. Can we convey more with words? Or more with an image? You could describe a person with words but never truly give an accurate picture of who they are visually without a photograph...
Community Relations News
October Contest: Abstract ColoursThis month we're launching a contest for all the abstract photographers out there - and all the wannabe abstract photographers! The beauty of Abstract Photography is that it's incredibly easy to capture - if you know what you're doing. So this month we're challenging you to capture some abstract colours - and giving you the chance to win some fantastic prizes along the way!October Contest: Abstract Colours in Deviant Events More Like This
Entries must be NEW i.e created on or after 1st October 2012
Entries must be Abstract Photography - minimal manipulation
You do need to be a group member to participate!
Promotion of our contest is much appreciated - but not a necessity!
1st Place: 6 month subscription and 200 Points
2nd Place: 3 month subscription and 100 Points
Start: 1st October 2012
End: 30th October 2012
How to Enter?
Just pop along and submit your
Creatively Photograph 13!Last day for entries! Get your cameras out and get creative!!Creatively Photograph 13! in Deviant Events More Like This
It's deviantART's thirteenth BIRTHDAY! And what better way to celebrate than to participate right here on-site with lots of happenings, shenanigans, contests and more. To find out exactly what's going on today (and over the next little while) head to this blog! In the meantime, if you've got a camera and a bit of creativity handy then why not enter the Photographing Thirteen Contest!
Your challenge is to creative photograph the number thirteen! This could include the word thirteen, the number 13, or thirteen different items arranged in a creative way. You officially have permission in particular, to play with your food! The contest is open to general photography so you can submit along the lines of any of the Photography sub categories. There are a few rules and info on how to enter...
Rules and Entering
One entry per person
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
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: Improved Twitter 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: Improved Twitter Integration in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Improved deviantART Integration on Twitter and Facebook
We're excited to announce that we just implemented enhancements to the way deviantART links display on Twitter, giving you and your artwork more prominence and exposure! Not only do these changes give artists a bigger presence across Twitter by allowing them to reach a bigger audience, but they also encourage proper attribution.
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
The New Way To Write JournalsSta.sh Writer's toolbar and sidebar have been incorporated into the Write a Journal Entry page to make for a more dynamic journal creation experience!The New Way To Write Journals in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New! The Sta.sh sidebar now gives you direct access to community-created emoticons! The Emoticon tab of Sta.sh Writer's sidebar has been updated to display both official emoticons and recently popular emoticons created by community members. Both sections have been given "Show more" buttons, so that you can explore either section in addition to searching for a specific emote using the sidebar's search box.
Some of the most highly requested features for the Journal submission page have been present in Sta.sh Writer for some time, such as rich-text formatting and a formatting toolbar. With Sta.sh Writer's advanced capability added, writing a Journal becomes even easier than before. All of Sta.sh Writer's tools are available, and because the journal is being created
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.
Site Update: The New Submission ProcessIn 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: The New Submission Process in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The New Submission Process
DeviantART is proud to announce a new way to submit and share your art. Our new submission process is powered by Sta.sh, our portable creative studio, making it quicker, easier, and more streamlined to submit art than ever before!
Read more >>
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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
Initial Release of the Motion Book ToolIn April of last year, we announced a partnership between deviantART and Madefire, bringing Madefire's signature Motion Books to deviantART and introducing a new form of storytelling to the world's largest art community.Initial Release of the Motion Book Tool in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We also announced that Madefire's professional-grade Motion Book Tool would be brought to deviantART—giving deviants the opportunity to turn imagination into a visual, auditory, and literary masterpiece, and showcase their art alongside some of the industry’s greatest creators.
After months of development and testing, we are excited to announce that the gradual release of the Motion Book Tool has begun, and you're (very likely) among the first to gain access. Having access to the Tool means you can create dynamic Motion Books just like the pros, and publish them directly from your deviantART account!
To check if
Site Update: Suggestions Forum, 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: Suggestions Forum, Bug Fixes in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The New Suggestions Forum
We started running a trial of a new Suggestions Forum in May, and after monitoring its usage and the benefits it provides, we have replaced the old Suggestions Forum with a new Suggestions Forum located in our Customer Service system, Zendesk. A link to the new Suggestions Forum can be easily reached from the Forums page.
This new Suggestions Forum allows for a great deal of flexibility in how we approach suggestions, including giving staff the ability to mark suggestions as complete, planned,
Official Birthday Card ContestOfficial Birthday Card Contest in Personal More Like This
Balloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcH
Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81
Birthday Card Contest
CELEBRATE by akrasiel deviantART is celebrating its 12th birthday on the 7th August and what better way to celebrate with a card from its awesome members?!
This is where you guys come in!
Make a card!
It is up to you to make a card celebrating dA's 12th birthday! You can use any medium for this, the more creative the better!
If you are into Artisan Crafts you could try your hand at papercutting, or add some little handmade charms to your card.
Mini Birthday Gift Sets by claremansonWe have a Hulk! by LittleGreenFrogButterfly Card by Himmapaangreeting card by megatron73
If you are into Traditional Art you could scratchboard a card, or try a collage or even mix t
Childhood Memories Contest Pt 2Childhood Memories Contest Pt 2 in Art Features More Like This
Part Two - Artisan Crafters!
Your challenge is to take one of the traditional images and re-create it!
This may be bringing a teddy bear to life, recreating a feeling in the designs of a necklace, needle-felting a scene or making the cakes the traditional artists remembers.
There are loads of images within these pieces, horses, butterflies, unicorns, elephants, cookies, blankies - I am sure you will blow us away.
Entries must be made for this contest and submitted after the 30th April.
Two entries per Deviant per category.
If you are taking inspiration from one of the traditional pieces it
must be directly influenced by the traditional piece you've chosen and
Awesome Artisan Crafts XIHello!Awesome Artisan Crafts XI in Art Features More Like This
Hello and welcome to Awesome Artisan Crafts!
I will be regularly featuring the awesome creations I find in the Artisan Crafts Gallery!
We were lucky enough to get the awesome new Miniatures category added recently, and it is filling up nicely I must say - and now we are blessed with another new category! This time it is Anthro! This is the place for costumes, masks, props and accessories and clothing! So get submitting to there and get some DD suggestions sent!
Bits and Pieces
This months Artisan Craft Themed Challenge is hearts so have a go at that, 2000 are up for
PE: Anthro, Architectural Models and WeavingPE: Anthro, Architectural Models and Weaving in Art Features More Like This
In this Newsletter Series I will be showing you the subcategories that you can find within the Artisan Crafts Gallery!
The Anthro sub category is a relativity new category that has been added to house all sorts of Anthro related crafts. From paws to full fursuits - we have it all!
It is split into clothing, costumes, masks and props and accessories.
Tareco v2.0 finished (fursuit) by DeepDragonArtsFluttershy at Naka-kon by Tatsu-Nanafursuit by ranmafan1Ida Kita The Leo Roo fursuit head by KatlyncBlue and White Feetpaws by MagicLocket
:thumb303707283:Wayco by Garci-The-RaccoonWhite Paws by ScratchKittyWolf jawset (top view, different angle) by yeep-yeep:thumb295190594:
Pink Pawpads by InsaneFern-Fursuitshand paws Tareco v2.0 intermediate stage by DeepDragonArtsPlush Cosplay Wolf Ears - Custom Order by LiChibaGrey rabbit tail by AcrotomicStudios:thumb293
PE: Ceramics, Costumery and Culinary ArtsPE: Ceramics, Costumery and Culinary Arts in Art Features More Like This
this Newsletter Series I will be showing you the subcategories that you
can find within the Artisan Crafts
Ceramics, Pottery and Clay.
This category is all about objects made from a material like clay or polymer clay that is fired or left to air dry to get the final result.
Sub catogries are - Minitures, Miscellaneous, Ornaments and Objects, Pots and Vases and Tableware.
My handmade polymer clay rose. by V-evaBaby rhino done by Dragons-breathTwo Silly Cows by HippopottermissFlowers for dolls by graycat-jPastry Peepers by MrsCreosote
curly tea pot by cl2007Fox in the snow by VengefulSpiritsOctopus Pot by HippopottermissAnger Management Mug by thebigduluthAnimal King Turret Sculpture by HypnoticAlien
Appa and Momo Sculpture by DragonsAndBeasties:thumb189049100::thumb30051426
Awesome Artisan Crafts XIXHello!Awesome Artisan Crafts XIX in Art Features More Like This
Hello and welcome to Awesome Artisan Crafts!
I will be regularly featuring the awesome creations I find in the Artisan Crafts Gallery.
In case you have missed the Official Birthday Card Contest Results have been announced.
Talty is pondering how the Culinary Arts Gallery should be arranged, please leave your suggestions for her.
Showcasing some awesome MLP Artisan Crafts.
A crafty chat with Lisatoms!A crafty chat with Lisatoms! in Art Features More Like This
In this article we are going to talk to the amazing LisaToms and probe her mind to see what drives her to make such amazing things!
Hello! Have you always been a crafty person? Or has this passion taken you later on in life?
Hello! I can assure I've always loved crafts. I think it's because I've always loved toys ( or in general three-dimensional figures) and when I was a child I was very demanding with my toys. I was never completely satisfied with the quality of mass produced ones so I would have liked to design my own. It's for this reason I entered the world of crafts. I started sewing little simple plushies and sculpting little figures out of plasticine, but I hadn't the appropriate materials so I couldn't made anything seriously. This was a bit frustrating so I left it for a while.
I returned to this passion last year, when I
Artisan Craft Themes VIIIIn this edition of Awesome Artisan Crafts we will be looking at a select theme from the Artisan Crafts Gallery.Artisan Craft Themes VIII in Art Features More Like This
This issues theme is...
In celebration of my newly found rabbit, Monty, lets look at some Artisan Craft related rabbits!
Ester the Bunny by SqushiesLittle Bunny Army by JessielloydWabbit by christyreneeRosie Rabbit by PatchesOfInkWhite Rabbit Necklace by ZombieTheGreat
Bunny for mum by ilikeshiniesfakery110512 by Maomao7Teaspoon Bunny by mekhetlingBunny wooden box by ElaRaczykChocolate Easter Bunny Card by radishninja
Easter Bunnies by ShaquinBunny Box by RidingthelightRabbit- Needle Felted by bcoats1964Albino Zombie Bunny by IckyDogBunny-chan parade by amubleu
Chocolate Bunny plush by Sasha0219Bunny Bride by DragonsAndBeastiesHandknit Sleepy Time Pink Bunny Blanket Toy by TailsandSnoutsValentine's Day Rabbit Amigurumi by cuteamigurumiBunch o Bunnies by magpie-poet
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A Crafty Chat With
Hello! Tell me who you are and what your craft is!
I'm Jennifer (Graveart). I primarily work with polymer clay and faux fur (and other fabrics) to create OOAK dolls, plushies, and sculptures.
How did you get into it and how long have you been doing it?
I was bored one day and decided to try out sculpting with some Fimo I had picked up. I have been doing it for a almost two years now (as of August).
What difficulties have you found as you progress?
Sometimes your materials don't do what you expect or sometimes you just can't get your art to look exactly as you wanted it to. (Limitations of not having artistic schooling, I presume.)
What/who are your inspirations?
My inspirations are Magweno, WormsandBones, LisaToms, :devKi
A crafty chat with catluvr2A crafty chat with catluvr2 in Art Features More Like This
A Crafty Chat With
Hello! Tell me who you are and what your craft is!
I am catluvr2, and I knit.
How did you get into it and how long have you been doing it?
I got into it because I saw my grandmother doing it and I thought it was cool.
What difficulties have you found as you progress?
At first, I found purling to be difficult, but after my grandmother put her hands over mine as she purled, I learned how to do that. Now my trouble is learning how to use double-pointed needles for anything other than I-cords.
What/who are your inspirations?
My grandmother is my inspiration, and also the fact that making stuff out of yarn is so cool.
Are you a member of any dA Groups?
My groups that I'm a membe
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: January 27, 2012In this update, you'll find all the feedback from our last site update gathered into the Your Feedback section below, just after the Change Log, which will tell you about some brand new updates we just launched, as well as all the bugs fixed since the last update.Site Update: January 27, 2012 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
You can now share journals in chat by using :thumb: codes. - Added by $knightar
Some changes were made to deviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results (known as "Fair Exposure"). Details about Fair Exposure have been explained in this #hq blog post.
Fixed a bug in chat that caused horizontal scrollbars. - Fixed by $
More Like This: A New Way To Explore deviantARTMore Like ThisMore Like This: A New Way To Explore deviantART in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce More Like This - a new way to explore deviantART. When you find a piece of artwork that you love, More Like This surfaces related artwork, artists, and Collections. With More Like This and our other new browse upgrades, deep-diving through the deviantART community's diverse collection of over 200 million deviations just got better.
DRAGON CASTLE by ~randis
We developed More Like This to make it easier to find the content you love. With over 100,000 new deviations being submitted daily, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of browsable artwork. More Like This allows you to discover corners of deviantART cate
Site Update: Film, Sta.sh Writer, deviantART muroIn 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, deviantART muro in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Film Improvements (Beta Testers Only)
We've made two major changes to film on deviantART! First, film is now fully compatible with Sta.sh and the Sta.sh submission process, allowing you to store and post film deviations directly from your Sta.sh. Secondly, the film player has been overhauled, and the film deviation page has been updated and rebuilt to match the same layout other deviations have, for consistency, ease of use, and better overall appearance.
The New Sta.sh CommentsToday, we've upgraded Sta.sh comments, allowing you to easily add formatting and media to comments. You can now pull in images to your comments and then draw on those images using deviantART muro! This new feature, powered by Sta.sh Writer, makes collaboration in Sta.sh even better!The New Sta.sh Comments in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Easier Collaboration and Communication
We're happy to announce the new Sta.sh comments. As you're aware, Sta.sh Writer allows rich text editing of literature and journal deviations on deviantART, and we're happy to expand this functionality to more areas of the site.
The new Sta.sh comments allows multiple features and rich text editing to be employed on these comments. Not only does it improve on functionality that already exists in comments, it also pulls in the full power of the Sta.sh Writer application into your comments, completely revolutionizing creative communication on Sta.sh.
Add Formatting and Media to Sta.sh Comments!
Add formatting to com
Site Update: Sta.sh Submit, Thumbnails to BetaIn 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: Sta.sh Submit, Thumbnails to Beta in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Coming Soon: New Sta.sh Submit
Beta testers are currently trying out the new submission process for Sta.sh, deviantART's upload and publishing platform. This new version includes a simplified and tidier interface that makes it easier to understand and use. The feedback on this new process has been very positive, so we will be rolling it out to all members early next week. If you'd like to try it out early, upgrade to a Premium Membership and enable Beta Testing in your
New Premium Feature: Multi- and Scheduled SubmitBeing a Premium Member just got sweeter! Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit, two often-requested features that will make submitting to deviantART even easier, have just been launched to Premium Members!New Premium Feature: Multi- and Scheduled Submit in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Multi-submit is a tabbed interface built into the Submit page which allows you to upload and submit multiple deviations at once.
There are several ways to upload multiple files:
Drag and drop several files onto the Submit page at once. Select several files from your Sta.sh by opening the "Select file from Sta.sh" modal and dragging to select, or by using control+click (command+click, for Mac users) to highlight several files at once.
Submit an entire stack from your Sta.sh by hovering over a st
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.
Site Update: More Like This - BetaIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: More Like This - Beta in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
More Like This BETA
DeviantART is proud to announce two major improvements to the way you browse and discover artwork on the site. These feature are currently only available to Beta Testers. More Like This is deviantART’s newest content discovery tool – enabling you to find similar, relevant deviations, artists, and collections to a chosen deviation. In addition to More Like This, we've made a number of improvements to browsing on deviantART, including an updated navigation, a "fu
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
Quirky Horoscope Contest - Now JudgingThis contest is now closed for submissions. I'll be cleaning out the category today and contacting my judges to figure out the winners Until then, you can browse the entries here http://browse.deviantart.com/contests/2012/12birthday/quirky/ (setting it to newest instead of popular works best )Quirky Horoscope Contest - Now Judging in Deviant Events More Like This
The Western Horoscope is comprised of 12 signs. In this contest, using any visual media, you have to draw a representation of at least one of the Western Zodiac signs and create a daily horoscope for that sign set for the date of August 7th.
The Zodiac Signs
An example of daily horoscopes.
There are 4 prizes to be won: most creative/weirdest horoscope and zodiac sign, funniest, best design
Project Educate: Pixel ArtThis week is to celebrate and learn more about the art of pixels. Pixel art is defined by deviantART as: "Pixel art drawing, using only the pencil tool, hand laying individual pixels one at a time, under high magnification." (But more on that later ) ClefairyKid and I have put together a week of articles and events that we hope will be informative, interesting and fun. Here is the schedule*:Project Educate: Pixel Art in Deviant Events More Like This
The Pixel Art Community by ClefairyKid http://fav.me/d5bvdh1
Pixel art tutorials by Lyricanna http://fav.me/d5bspd5
Interview with Cyangmou by ClefairyKid
Furcadia Ports and Stamps - Categorization, where and why - by Lyricanna
Interview with Ice-Pandora by ClefairyKid
A Week in Pixel - Weekly Feature - by Lyricanna
Interview with ValaSedai by ClefairyKid
Pixel Art Critique in Communityrelations chat 3PM EST, 12PM PST
Digital Dolls and Pixel Art – Similarities and differences - by :de
11th Birthday Artistic Vision ContestThis contest is now closed for submissions.11th Birthday Artistic Vision Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
In celebration of dA's 11th Birthday, Digital Dolls and Manga and Anime have come together to give you a cross gallery contest
This is an Artistic Vision contest. You will be given a list of 11 items (below) and you will have to create either a digital doll (Category 1) or an anime/manga piece (Category 2) using a minimum of 3 of the items. Each entrant is allowed one entry. Remember to credit any bases, brushes, textures, stock images/references in the description of your entry.
If you choose to do an anime/manga piece, it can be traditional or digital.
For information on what Digital Dolls are: http://lyricanna.deviantart.com/journal/Digital-Dolls-Information-Catalogue-214253264
Who?: Any doller or anime/manga artist (traditonal or digital) with a deviantART account
When?:The contest starts on August 5th
Contest: Fan Art and MusicEdit: Contest is now closed for judgingContest: Fan Art and Music in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello everyone We have a new contest for you. This one is very open ended to allow for maximum creativity . This time, we're asking you to create a Fan Art that connects to music in some way. Whether there's a certain song that has always reminded you of a certain character or theme, or if you
secretlywant to draw a battle of the bands AU, or maybe you love a character who is also a musician, or maybe there's a song that you want to illustrate, this contest gives you a lot of options!
Some Examples of Music Related Fan Art
Create a piece of Fan Art that connects thematically to music. Some suggestions have been listed above, but feel free to deviate from them!
This contest starts on September 12th, 12:00AM PST and ends on October 13th 11:59PM
Traditional Fan Art Week: CompleteFinal edit: All DDs are displayed below. And please get contest entries in soon; the time is almost up and I want to see at least 5 entries, or else I may as well cancel (I'm doing this out of pocket so...)Traditional Fan Art Week: Complete in Deviant Events More Like This
Monday edit: As today's DD ended up being removed because it was not original, another traditional fan art DD has been added to the end of the week, extending the trad DDs until the 10th. I am also adding a day to the contest deadline to be fair Sorry for the slip, they happen from time to time (tineye and google image do not catch everything )
This journal will recap the DDs for this week
I'm launching a mini contest. No theme, just make some traditional fan art (must be made after Feb 3rd) and link it here. Winner will receive a yet to be determined handful of points (probably 300+) Art must be yours, must be new, must mention this contest in the description, must be linked here before February 12th, 11:59 PM PST
14th Birthday Caption ContestIn honour of dA's 14th birthday, it's time for a caption contest That means it's time to poke some fun at the volunteers and staff by captioning the photos below The best caption for each photo wins a 1 month premium membership. The contest will close on August 9th*14th Birthday Caption Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
Mrs-Durden by Lyricanna Celticstrm-Stock by Lyricanna dxd by Lyricanna Emerald-Depths by Lyricanna MoonBeam13 by Lyricanna Lyricanna by Lyricanna Kingmancheng by Lyricanna Morbidman187 by Lyricanna SGonzalez by Lyricanna amzwu by Lyricanna
*Any comments made after 11:59PM PST on August 9th will not be considered.
Fan Art Valentines Contest - 2.5 weeks left!Edit: Please do not submit other people's art to the contest folder just because it happens to fit the theme. It likely was NOT made for the contest or else the original artist would have submitted it Thanks!Fan Art Valentines Contest - 2.5 weeks left! in Art Features More Like This
We have a new contest for you that ties in very nicely with this yearly tradition here on DA:
That's right, the goal is to make Fan Art Valentines Whether you have a romantic fandom based pun in mind that would make a great card or just want to draw some romance of your favourite pairings, anything within the Valentines theme is welcome
This contest starts on February 2nd and ends on March 14th 11:59PM PST.
All entries must comply with DeviantArt's Policies and Terms of Service.
Entries MUST be NEW and made for this contest. Please link back to this journal in the description of your entry!
All entries must be submitted to the Fan Art Valentines folder at
Collaborative Doll ContestEdit: About 30 hours to go until the contest closes!Collaborative Doll Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
The theme is collaboration itself. In groups of 2-4, create one doll and submit it to the contest. I want to see the talents of everyone involved shine through So the doll itself can be of anything, as long as it is a digital doll.
Groups must have at least 2 people and no more than 4 (not including the base maker if an adopted base is chosen)
One doll is all that is required per group; if you have multiple dolls in the submission, each group member must have done something on each doll (the hair or line art or something)
No frankendolling/frankenbasing (taking parts of other people's work and cutting and pasting it together)
The doll must be submitted after 3PM February 14th Est
The doll must be submitted to this category http://www.deviantart.com/submit/?catpath=contests/2012/doll before 11:59PM PST
Fan Art Fridays - Phantom of the OperaHello and welcome to the first edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will start with my all time favourite musical and book, Phantom of the Opera as suggested by TouchedVenusFan Art Fridays - Phantom of the Opera in Art Features More Like This
PE: Pixel Art TutorialsSo you have discovered the wonderful world of pixel art and want to create your own But you don't know where to start or what techniques you might need to learn. This article will give you some tips and tutorials to help you on your way. Some links in this article do go off-site, as a warning.PE: Pixel Art Tutorials in Deviant Events More Like This
Do I need a special program?
No! Something as simple as Microsoft Paint, Paint Shop Pro or the Gimp, all of which are free, are all you need to start with pixel art. Well, that and a mouse/touchpad (and a computer ). Photoshop can be used to pixel as well, but it is costly, so unless you plan to use Photoshop for a multitude of digital media, it isn't the best investment for pixel art.
Free downloads of MS Paint and Paint Shop Pro can be found here: http://www.bunnystick.com/tdlc.html
What are some useful Pixel techniques?
When it comes to shading, both dithering and anti-aliasing (often called AA-ing) are your best
DeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest! About The ContestDeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
Ended! hosted by KovoWolf
Thank You Everyone!
The contest is currently being judged!! Thank you everyone who participated! They all where amazing and creative!!
In preparation for the Birthday Shinanigans about to unfold here at DeviantART, we want to ask you, the community to get your crafty scissors, gear up your imagination, and all the materials you can for this contest in preparation for celebrating DeviantART's 12th birthday! What we're asking of you is to make your OWN birthday hat to wear for DeviantART's birthday!
Here are some ideas for you to get started on a birthday hat!
:iconastralseed: :icon3wyl: :iconlyricanna: :iconSanguineVamp:
Below you will find the rules for the Hat contest!
Please do not submit something you have already created
Art History - Anthro Anthro Art - The BeginningArt History - Anthro in Art Features More Like This
Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics and qualities to non-human beings, objects, natural, or supernatural phenomena. Gods, animals, the forces of nature, and unseen or unknown authors of chance are frequent subjects of anthropomorphosis. The term comes from two Greek words, άνθρωπος (anthrōpos), meaning "human," and μορφή (morphē), meaning "shape" or "form." The suffix "-ism" originates from the morpheme "-isma" in the Greek language. .
The actual 'date' when Anthropomorphic art came to light isn't well documented so we can only go off what has been left behind for us to observe. This is most noted in literature, sculptures and fables.
From the beginnings of human behavioral modernity in the Upper Paleolithic, about 40,000 years ago, examples of zoomorphic (animal
#91 - Times A Ticking Winners!Hello Anthro Community! Thank you to everyone who participated in our last challenge! We finally have the judging finalized and in! Thank you to everyone who participated, It's been a real pleasure going through all the entries! Please make sure to check the front page of anthrochallenge for the latest contest!#91 - Times A Ticking Winners! in Art Features More Like This
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Prizes 100 each!
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Complaints About Quality Declines in DD'sComplaints about quality declines in DDsComplaints About Quality Declines in DD's in Deviant Events More Like This
Let's take a quick look at what a Daily Deviation is first. You might remember this article from our last PE week A Daily Deviation is NOT an award, but a feature. If you haven't already, you might want to take a look at it! It's a great read and you can get a good foundation as to what a Daily Deviation stands for.
So, I'll be touching on the subject of "Complaints about quality declines in Daily Deviations". Why is this so important to touch on? That's a great question and I will be more than happy to answer it below as I describe some key factors that are often overlooked in the way of art vs quality.
Addressing Quality of Deviations
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
There is a lot of this going around "Daily Deviations are losing quality. They're not as beautimous as they used to be.". How about we step out of the shoes of "what is and isn't art" for just a s
Anthro Challenge #102 - GivingWelcome to the 102 installment of Anthro Challenge! So this is our last challenge before the new year and boy, what a year it has been! We are so honored by everyone's participation! We owe a huge thank you to each and everyone of you who keep us alive and keep the spirit of what this challenge is about! Pushing ourselves beyond our limits to reaching goals we want to achieve in our artistic endeavors! So, this will be a special challenge with bigger prizes for you!Anthro Challenge #102 - Giving in Deviant Events More Like This
If you have any suggestions for themes, please feel free to comment on the front of our group or send us a note! We are welcome to new ideas from the Community! What themes do you find more challenging vs others?
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AC Challenge #102 - Giving
What Your Challenge Is
LESS THEN 2 WEEKS LEFT!
For the last challenge of the year we want to make it a BIG one! December mark
Oct #88 - Wrong Potion Winners!The Winners!Oct #88 - Wrong Potion Winners! in Art Features More Like This
Hello Anthro Community! So it's finally here! The moment you have been waiting for! We are here to finally announce the winners of the 88th Anthro Challenge Contest. The theme for october was "Wrong Potion". I have to say this was extremely difficult to judge! There was SO many creative and amazing entries! It was very hard to choose the winners! Thank you to everyone who participated! Remember, we have a challenge each month with some awesome prizes! So if you missed out on this contest or didn't win a prize this time, we have a new challenge for you each month!
So with great honor and pleasure I would like to announce the winners of the 88th Anthro Challenge Wrong Potion contest!! And they are.....
30 each donated by KovoWolf
Anthro Challenge #92 - Share Of HeartsHello Anthro Community! Thank you to everyone who participated in our last challenge! Each entry is so unique and inspiring! We are honored to have your art amongst us! So thank you! We are currently in the process of judging the last contest!Anthro Challenge #92 - Share Of Hearts in Art Features More Like This
So we are moving on to the 92nd installment of Anthro Challenge! We look forward to seeing your entries and admire each and every piece we receive! Let the season inspire you and the theme spark your creativity!
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AC Challenge #92 - Share Of Hearts
Judging now in progress!
The month of February is known mostly for Valentines day so why not spread "Where there is love there is life."Mahatma Gandhithat love throughout with a 'heart' challenge! We are looking for however you feel 'love' should be represented in "Share of hearts". So you can depict it in any manner you wish! Just remember it has to be Anthro related! Bel
Digital Art - Why it's such a popular mediumThe World of Digital ArtDigital Art - Why it's such a popular medium in Art Features More Like This
Stepping out of the real world and into your imagination is an experience that is both shared and held close to all of us. Most of us here express it in our own way in respects to art and the art form. As time moves forward technology progresses on, that type of expression is finding new means and mediums to be painted upon.
Digital art has exploded with the modern age and with it brilliant and fantastic artists have emerged from its rupture. So why is Digital Art so popular.
Cordyceps by jeffsimpsonkh
What makes Digital Art so appealing that most would give up traditional art to move onto something more accessible. Is it money? Is it the potential to further your own artistic ventures? Some say all and others none of the above. It's all personal preference but I am sure we can all observe how popular Digital Art has become. Not just for the artists down the street but as
Digital Art vs Traditional ArtFollowing the article I wrote for ArtHistoryProject Digital Art - Why it's such a popular medium I wanted to bring to you another topic for discussion. It has been a prevailing topic for a while now around the internet and amongst community members in respects to Digital Art and Traditional Art.Digital Art vs Traditional Art in Art Features More Like This
Digital Art: is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process.
Traditional Art: refers to fine arts that use the old methods for creating artwork, such as pens, brushes, clay and other tools. Although traditional arts has different techniques than digital arts, but in fact, the different forms of art are all related to each other by the same concept, which also involves digital arts.
Anthro Artists In The Real World! Finding Art In The Real WorldAnthro Artists In The Real World! in Art Features More Like This
Wednesday January 16th, 2013
Written by: KovoWolf
While on my Holiday vacation in Grants Pass Oregon to visit my parents and grandmother I ventured into a local comic shop. It was a really nice comic shop and had quiet a selection. I was browsing one of the isles when I came across not one but two comics side by side from Anthro artists here on DA! It's pretty amazing and a humbling experience when you stumble across artists work from DeviantART out in the real world! Especially artists you've been following for years! Congrats you two on your accomplishments and sharing your talent and imagination with the rest of us!
The comics I came across are "Lackadaisy" by tracyjb and "Nordguard - Book One - Across Thin Ice" by screwbald and Tess Garman !