The Make Ugly Contest
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Make Ugly. Get recognition.
What's the ugliest truth about Big Tobacco? truth® wants to find out and you can help. DeviantART is calling for submissions of your ugliest monster, giant, mutant or undead art. Download the facts for inspiration and get in on the ugly action. Winners get cash prizes and will be included as a part of the truth® Artist Collective.
To draw public attent
Monster High Create-A-Monster ContestMonster HighMonster High Create-A-Monster Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Join the ghoulish gang of Monster High™ by creating a new monster for the class of 2013! To celebrate the new Create-A-Monster™ product line, we want you to use your spooky skills and creepy creativity to unleash your own fang-tastic monster and win some incredible prizes!
There are tonnes of gore-geous options for creating your own monster, and you're only limited by your imagination! Get involved and start thinking about who and what your monster will be. You can get inspired by checking out the Create-A-Monster™ start up packs and add ons!
Don't forget to name your creation. If you get stuck for names, try naming your creation after famous monsters like the rest of the Monster High™ ghouls are, like Draculaura™ and Frankie Stein™
Be yourself. Be unique. Be a MONSTER!™
Want to know all about the haunting happenings at Monster High™? Go to
Upgrade Your Space Contest!Upgrade Your SpaceUpgrade Your Space Contest! in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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
Thursday: Connect the Dots!As an update from our earlier journal post, the Premium Membership privilege bug should be fixed. If your account has not been automatically restored, please see this journal.Thursday: Connect the Dots! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Great choices for deviations to fit the movie quotes from last week! Who knew each quote could manifest in so many different ways. Well done!
Our top six winners are:
"The stuff that dreams are made of."
Chosen by Everch and Hakkaeni
"It's alive! It's alive!"
Chosen by Silvanne and ManiacalFreak
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse."
Chosen by thefantasim and LovesBloom
Join us for a Los Angeles deviantMEET!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 Los Angeles deviantMEET! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on May 9, 2013 at 2:11 PM
Join us for a Los Angeles deviantMEET!
Los Angeles deviants, check out a screening of *louieschwartzberg's Wings of Life and hang out with deviantART staff and fellow members!
Directors Guild of America
See a movie screening at this special deviantMEET!
You are invited to join deviantART in watching Disney Nature's Wings
Thursday: St. Patrick's Day!Awesome job last week!Thursday: St. Patrick's Day! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Brilliantly created stories.
Congratulations to our winners below!
You will be receiving your prizes within the next 24 hours.
Sunday is St. Patrick's Day! This holiday is all about all things green and the luck of the Irish.
Your task today is to draw something luck related using Muro in the comments below! However, you must use shades of green in your drawing!
What comes to your mind when you think of luck? What would be your good luck charm? Show us using green colors in Muro comments below!
All entries must be submitted as dA muro comments to this journal, and must be in by Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time. Submissions will be judged based on creativity, accu
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
Missing your Premium Membership privileges?Update: This issue has been resolved as of Thursday, March 28th at 12:00 PM Pacific.Missing your Premium Membership privileges? in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is currently experiencing a bug that makes it appear as if some Premium Members no longer have Premium Membership privileges. If you've logged into your account today to find that your Premium Membership has expired before it's schedule to, don't worry! We're already working on resolving the bug and there's no need to buy or renew a Premium Membership.
To amend the issue, please log out of your account and log back in. This should restore all of your Premium Membership privileges. In the event it does not, please hang tight while we continue to work on the bug.
We're aware of the issue, it's an absolute top priority, and we expect that it should be fixed shortly. There's no need to contact the Help Desk at this time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know in the comments below. Thank you for your patienc
Thursday: Tree, Olive, Bottle Art Contest!I hope you all had a fantastic Valentine's Day last week! Well done spreading the love to all.Thursday: Tree, Olive, Bottle Art Contest! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This week, we're continuing the love trend. We're doing an art creation contest. However, there's a twist -- you must use three pre-determined items in your piece!
We want you to create a deviation including three specific items that revolves around our theme of love:
Your deviation must contain these images:
How you incorporate these items around the theme of love is up to you!
Of course, you may use more than the objects above, but all three of those objects must appear. Feel free to create whatever inspires you! Maybe someone is creating a model tree with olive-colored leaves in a bottle to give to his love. Or, maybe two olives are sitting in a tree, sipping wine from a bottle. Whatever your mind creates, we want to see it!
You can draw, take a photograph, write a story, use
Thursday: Acronym Contest! It's another Thursday! Or as we call it,Thursday: Acronym Contest! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Why am I bringing up sad dogs in the Middle East, you ask? It's all part of this week's contest!
This week, we're having an acronym contest! Your task is to spell out one or more of these words, and use each letter as the first letter to create a sentence. Your words should, generally, make a full sentence instead of a string of nonsense.
The three words are:
Take my example above as inspiration for how these should be set up. You may choose to spell out one, two, or all three acronyms!
We'll choose six winners, two for each acronym, who will receive a mystery deviantWEAR t-shirt and deviantART stickers. These are shirts that are no longer available in the store!
Winners will b
Participate in our Art Exchange Meme!Participate in our Art Exchange Meme! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
It's the holiday season, which means it's the season of giving and receiving! And what better way to get to spread holiday cheer than with a new art sketch exchange meme?
Participating is simple:
1. Copy and paste the following text into a comment on this journal, answer the questions, and post!
Name (or nickname):
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.):
I'm interested in sketching:
I'd like to receive a sketch of:
Interests/hobbies outside of art:
Anything else you'd like to share:
2. Read through comments left from other deviants. You might find someone with the same hobbies as you, someone who enjoys your favorite TV show, or someone who has similar artistic goals. Or, maybe you want something different! Variety is the spice of life.
Make Ugly Contest Winners AnnouncementMake Ugly Contest Winners Announcement in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
View Contest ArticleRulesView EntriesView Semi-finalists13+ US Only
Ugly Truth has awakened
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
Scribblenauts Unmasked ContestScribblenauts Unmasked Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Contest Ends October 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA, time.
In Scribblenauts Unmasked, Maxwell solves puzzles by summoning anything you can think of using his magic notepad. This time, he has the ability to summon thousands of characters from the DC Comics Universe! Help Maxwell in his mission by creating your own unique Scribblenauts version of any character from the DC Comics Universe, in any environment. Scribblenauts Unmasked features all of your favorite DC Comics characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker, and
MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
Read Contest Article
CR Newsletter - March/April 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - March/April 2013 in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Gallery Makeover Project
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5 Project Educate 2013
6. Art History Project
7. The Artist's Toolbox
8. Celebrating Diversity
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
1. Gallery Makeover Project
About the Project
Digital Art > Drawings & Paintings
Pimps and Whoas - January 17, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - January 17, 2013 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Holiday Card Project 2012 Wrap Up
Introducing Commissions on deviantART
Seniority Announcements January 2013
Site Update Commissions, deviantART Muro brushes
Apparel Collection Monster Talk
All "official" contests will begi
Believe ItFor the past 10 years , I have walked The Weekend and I'm so glad that I did. Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women's Cancers benefiting The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret is not only an amazing experience, but the funds raised through it are providing funding now for research that will make breakthroughs bigger than ever would have been possible without The Weekend. I encourage you to read about how they put those dollars to work hereBelieve It in Personal More Like This
I'd also love for you to read this report about the amazing breakthroughs and discoveries made to date, as a result of our efforts.
Since it began in 2003, The Weekend has raised over 100 million dollars for The Princess Margaret Hospital, which is phenomenal, and YOU played a key role in that accomplishment. But as momentous as that is, it will take co
Make Ugly Contest Semi-FinalistsIn the Make Ugly Contest, DeviantART and truth® challenged you to depict the ugliest truth about Big Tobacco through your submissions of the ugliest monsters, giants, mutants and undead art.Make Ugly Contest Semi-Finalists in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Our judges had the gruesome task of identifying the top 40 ugliest truths which will now be sent to alexiuss to select the final four winners.
Congratulations to the 40 Semi-Finalists below!
The remaining 36 Semi-Finalists will receive:
1,000 deviantART pointsThree-Month Premium Membership
Read Contest ArticleRead Official RulesBrowse Contest Entries
Pimps and Whoas - March 12, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - March 12, 2013 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
The Enduring Enigma of Collage
Site Update: Survey
Join us for a deviantMEET in Seattle WA
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Discussion
Site Update March 7
Selling on the Premium Con
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
12th BirthdAy ShenanigansA compiled list of any current (or upcoming) deviantART 12th Birthday activities. If you are holding and event or know someone who is, leave a comment below!12th BirthdAy Shenanigans in Deviant Events More Like This
Official 12th Birthday Announcement
Read all about deviantART's Birthday here!
deviantART Birthday Subscription (run by Katara-Alchemist)
Win yourself a Premium Membership!
7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! (run by bradleysays and lightpurge)
The draw to win prizes is closed, but winners will be drawn all week!
Collectibles Giveaway - 3 Chances to WIN!This is my first giveaway of the year, so it has to be big!Collectibles Giveaway - 3 Chances to WIN! in Deviant Events More Like This
Just by faving () this journal, you could win* a Fella or Llama Plushie, dA Small Notebook by Luechtturm or a Llama Keychain!
Your chance to win ends February 2nd, 2013 at 11:59AM (PST/dAST)
Winners will be determined using a random number generator.
*points equivalent will not be given under any circumstances
Did You Know? - Tutorials in Writer, WishlistsDid You Know? - Tutorials in Writer, Wishlists in Deviant Events More Like This
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
The LOL Corner #128The LOL CornerThe LOL Corner #128 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
PE: deviantART BirthdayWhat is deviantART Birthday?PE: deviantART Birthday in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART Birthday is a gallery exclusively for artwork created for deviantART's Birthdays. This can be a birthday present for deviantART, a tribute to deviantART or something created for an event hosted by deviantART on their Birthday.
For now, the whole gallery is closed for submissions, but will be open closer to deviantART's 13th Birthday!
9th to 12th Birthday [closed categories]
These galleries are for deviantART's 9th to 12th Birthdays respectively.
Previous Birthdays [closed category]
This category is for deviantART's 1st to 8th Birthdays.
PE: deviantMEETsWhat is a deviantMEET?PE: deviantMEETs in Deviant Events More Like This
A deviantMEET is an offline gathering of deviants in any one location.
In terms of the deviantMEET gallery, they are deviations that were created at or for deviantART Meets. Submissions to this gallery are mostly (but not limited to) group or individual shots including attendees of the event.
Searching for deviantMEETs*
There are many ways to search for deviantMEETs in your area:
Search or create a forum thread in the Deviant Meets forum.Find a group relating to your area using Groups search.Browse for meet-ups via the Journal Portal.Find deviantMEETs that have already t
A Week in dA Related - #021Welcome!A Week in dA Related - #021 in Personal More Like This
A Week in dA Related is a weekly news article series that aims to bring you the most important and fun deviantART and dA Related news from the previous week. It also includes a small feature from each sub-gallery.
If you have any deviantART Related news you'd like to share, shoot a note to bradleysays.
This issue covers September 11th to September 17th, 2011.
Official dA News
Plans Gone Wrong Contest - Winners
One panda, one light, one pie - three winners. Who are they? Read the article linked above.
Dr Pepper Photo Op - NYC
There's a "devMEET" in Brooklyn, New York! You're invited to check out and be a part of the unveiling of the mural designed by the winner of the How Do YOU Drink Dr Pepper? contest. If you go, take lots of photos and submit them to:
CSS Did You Know? - May 2nd, 2013Volume 9CSS Did You Know? - May 2nd, 2013 in Deviant Events More Like This
CSS can be difficult when you're unfamiliar to it. So that's why we're writing these articles! If you have any suggestions or would like to write a section in future CSS Did You Know? articles, please note CSS-DYK.
dA Embedded Deviations and Videos Styled by GillianIvy
Author selector by im-not-sana
dA Embedded Deviations and Videos Styled
What Am I Talking About?
What is the difference between an embedded deviation and a deviant thumb? Glad you asked. The thumbs have the codes everyone already knows and loves. And if you don't know what I'm on about, then look on the sidebar of your deviation and you will find your thumbcode. These codes can be used in journals, widgets and artist descriptions to link a thumbnail of the deviation.
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
Introducing the New NavigationIntroducing the New Navigation in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Explore the full range of DeviantArt.
With better organization and improved structure, our new navigation creates a more streamlined site experience. Features like Today, Undiscovered, and What’s Hot have been given more prominence, while the More menu is now easily accessible with its simplified, new look. The addition of infinite scroll on Daily Deviations allows you to quickly discover even more hand-selected deviations. This all adds up to more control over what you use most and makes it easier to discover great artists and their art.
The More menu, which was previously available next to the DeviantArt logo, has been better organized and moved to a more prominent and convenient location. This change was based on community feedback that its previous placement was hard to find, and its contents overwhelming.
Your DeviantArt homepage
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
Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.
When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.
Commissions on deviantARTThe deviantART community is full of talented artists and art appreciators willing to pay for custom artwork. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re launching Commissions on deviantART to all Beta Testers, a feature that connects artists with clients, creating custom artwork in exchange for real earnings.Commissions on deviantART in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Commissions is a Profile Page widget that allows artists to market their talents by advertising what they are available to create. Potential clients can easily send artists a Commission request, which an artist can either accept or reject.
Profits made through the Commissions widget can be withdrawn as real earnings -- through check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.
Generate Real Earnings Through Custom Creations
1. List Commission availability on your profile
The Commissions Widget showcases your offerings, showing potential clients that you are accepting requests. These commiss
Site Update: End of Year UpdatesSite Update: End of Year Updates in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Please note: Due to the holiday season, this will be the last Site Update posted this year. We'll pick back up on the first Thursday of 2015!
In 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.
Update to Hidden Comments
We've made an update to the way hidden comments display, for cleanliness and ease.
When viewing pages that aren't your personal deviations or Profile Page, base comments that have been hidden will not appear, for easier viewing.
If a comment receives replies before it is hidden, "Hidden by ____" will still display, and the replies will remain intact,
Site Update: Prints, Group Journal Editing to 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: Prints, Group Journal Editing to Beta in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Prints Integration on Deviation Pages (Beta Testers Only)
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, straightforward, and encouraging.
Site Update: The New deviantART 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: The New deviantART Comments in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The New deviantART Comments
One of deviantART's strongest assets is the community's ability to bring self-expression into conversation, pushing the boundaries of creativity to a new level. We've improved creative communication by launching a new way to comment on deviantART, with access to formatting, emoticons, and, for Premium Members, the ability to include artwork and files in your comments.
Read more »
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackIn 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: Bug Fixes and Feedback in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
When viewing a deviant's Featured gallery folder from the "Browse Folder” link on the Gallery Folder widget on their Profile Page, the Featured folder would not display as intended. Fixed by elhsmart
The Popular and Undiscovered browse modes were not available for Motion Books category. Re-added by ultramouse
The "Contribute Deviation" modal on a Group Gallery page could only be opened once per page load. Fixed by justgalym
The deviation selection option used in areas such as the "Contribute Deviation" modal would not render properly on smaller resolution screens. Fixed by @shendykur
Site Update: Adjusting Images in 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: Adjusting Images in deviantART muro in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Image Adjustments and Cropping in deviantART muro (Beta Testers)
A new set of tools have been added to deviantART muro for Beta Testers, for even more options when creating and editing artwork! The tools added include a way to crop images and make various changes to color settings, including contrast, tint, and color temperature. These changes give you an even broader means of creating dynamic works of art!
Story Illustration Contest '13After two successful, exciting, and fun years for my Illustration Contest, I might as well keep with the momentum! Usually I start it a few months later in the year, but this time I figure why wait? The third annual Story Illustration Contest is now officially underway!Story Illustration Contest '13 in Deviant Events More Like This
To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
Draw an illustration depicting a character, characters, or a scene from the selection of stories below.
You may enter as many times as you like!
Entries will be judged by faithfulness to the source material and complexity of the image.
In the description under your entry, include a link to the original story and this contest article.
Send your entries to me in a note so I can add them to this folder.
No bases! Entries must be completely made by you.
Ask Not what Fanfic Can do for You...To the fanfiction community,Ask Not what Fanfic Can do for You... in Deviant Events More Like This
It's been quiet lately. Too quiet. And I don't mean in the "something awful's bound to happen" kind of way, I mean in the "where the heck is everybody?" kind of way. We're more than halfway through the month and I haven't set a Daily Deviation since Halloween. No one has sent me any suggestions! And while DDs aren't the be-all end-all, this is indicative of a more deep-rooted problem.
Look, I'm one of you, so I understand the ins and outs of this community. We're not as unified as, say, the general Lit community, for twofold reasons.
First off, we're not even a community so much as a modular collective. We're categorized by our fandoms--general Lit is accessible to all, but nine times out of ten, a fan fic speaks a language that only other fans can understand. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. Some of my favorite fanfictions are the ones that go hardcore geek.
Secondly, our pastime is not one that gets a lot of respect. Fan fiction has a
Planetary Mythology Photomanipulation Competition!Mythology of the PlanetsPlanetary Mythology Photomanipulation Competition! in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the latest "dark" photomanipulation contest, supported by Community Relations here on deviantART. This contest will challenge you to think outside of the box, for you will have to not only create something, but you will need to do a bit of research and think about why you are creating it. Are you ready for a competition that is out of this world?
Before we go any further, let me clarify that PLUTO COUNTS!
What do I have to do?
Choose one of the planets (or Pluto) in our solar system, listed below. Moons or suns can be a part of the larger picture, but they do not count as your god/goddess.
Your job is to create a PHOTOMANIPULATION in which you show a myth around a planetary ruler (that is, the god or goddess after which the planets were named).
The gods/goddesses can be Greek, Roman, or other.... but they must be planetary rulers.
Telling our stories through art featuresIf someone told you that you had to find the 5-7 pieces of art on dA that best represent you, could you do it?Telling our stories through art features in Deviant Events More Like This
What do your favorite works of art say about you? Have you ever thought about it?
I'm featuring 7 deviations that blow me away, that I turn to for my own inspiration. Each one tells a story to which I can relate. A piece of my own story is echoed in each image.
What's your story through art? Create a journal with 5-7 of your favorite deviations that best represent you, and link me!
I love rain. I love the way it washes away sorrow and leaves your soul open for the sunlight.
This image reminds me of me because of the feeling of pain, of being hit with a constant barrage of garbage in my life that I don't need or deserve. You can avoid a lot of it, but sometimes it comes up and strikes you on the chin, reminding you to pay your dues.
Beautiful dress, beautiful hair.
Photomanipulation Tournament 2014Something awesome this way comes!!!!Photomanipulation Tournament 2014 in Deviant Events More Like This
We are excited to introduce our newest photomanipulation challenge to the community. This is a series of battles to determine who can out-manipulate the other teams. This is a super long journal, but please take a minute at least to skim it and find out what this exciting challenge is all about. If you want to register, there are instructions at the bottom.
We are seeking prizes! If you are able to help, please leave a comment on this journal or contact Aeirmid.
What is a manip-off?
The manip-off is a series of "battles" in which rival teams/individuals challenge one another to reach beyond their photomanipulation skills and create something awesome. It's a battle to the death, and only one person or team will emerge victorious. We are looking for photomanip "champions," so there are three "rounds" of manipulations plus a championship round to choose a winner.
Have you loved on your stock providers today?Free stock!!Have you loved on your stock providers today? in Art Features More Like This
Did you know that dA has thousands and thousands of stock photographs that you can use for FREE, and they're right at your fingertips? Have you visited the Stock & Resources gallery today?
I've heard so much complaining going on around here over who can use what stock and when and where and why and how . . . and now I'm hearing people trash our stock providers. That's where it needs to stop, because those providers have done nothing to us except spend hours upon hours taking, preparing, and uploading stock photographs for us to use. And there are some really gorgeous ones out there for all our stock needs.
The biggest complaint I hear now is that some of the stock providers here disappear, so we can't contact them for commercial permission if we want to expand our portfolios. I agree that that can be a problem, but it's a problem anywhere-- not just on dA. What can w
Creative Challenge #1What is this?Creative Challenge #1 in Deviant Events More Like This
After a bit of ado, we are happy to introduce some new challenges that we hope will inspire some more creativity in our community as well as encourage ALL of us (ourselves included) to learn some new skills and expand our repertoire! For these challenges, we will require the use of one piece of stock that, while lovely and very useful, might typically be considered "overused," and one new skill or technique.
We know there are a lot of challenges out there already, but here are the goals for ours:
To address concerns of "copying" and "lack of creativity" by challenging people to think more creatively about their art,
To help members of our community learn more and expand their skills by challenging them to learn new techniques, and
To maintain the focus of our community on art, growth, and support.
Let's get started!
How does it work?
Beyond Boundaries: Contest THEME!Hi everyone,Beyond Boundaries: Contest THEME! in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope your team collaborations are going splendidly! You are about halfway through the competition! Congratulations on making it this far.
Today marks the start of Week 5, and it's time to reveal the theme for your contest photomanipulation entry!
The theme is . . .
One Moment in Time
I left this theme vague intentionally.
Basically, your deviation can be a snapshot of an historical time period, OR it can represent a moment in someone's own life (now) that really stands out. It can be a good memory or a bad memory, nice or scary. It can be anything you want as long as TIME is represented somehow (figuratively or literally).
Also, in your artist's comments when you submit, please write one sentence describing the moment in time that inspired you to create this deviation.
As a reminder:
You must already be a member of this competition to join this part of the contest.
Your coach and your team can
Photomanipulation Workshop: Advanced LightingMark your calendars!Photomanipulation Workshop: Advanced Lighting in Art Features More Like This
Our first LIVE photomanipulation workshop will be on Advanced Lighting. The date will be THIS Sunday, March 17th, at 11 AM PDT (dA time) (Find out what time that is for you here!).
We will announce the chatroom at a later date.
Our lovely instructor is Renu Sharma, also known as TheDarkRayne. We really appreciate her time and are excited to work with her! Here is some of her gorgeous work:
How to register:
Registration is required if you want to be part of the INTERACTIVE chat (i.e. to ask questions and things like that). It is NOT required to sit in the audience and watch. If you want to be able to interact with the presenter, please send me a note with the
Contest reminder: 'When Darkness Falls'Darkness falls across the land . . .Contest reminder: 'When Darkness Falls' in Deviant Events More Like This
The midnight hour is close at hand . . .
Creatures crawl in search of blood . . .
To terrorize your neighborhood!
- Michael Jackson, Thriller
You decide what happens when darkness falls!
Is it macabre? Is it fantasy? Is it emotional?
It is up to you.
Welcome to our 2012 Photomanipulation Contest, "When Darkness Falls."
This contest is being held by Aeirmid and The-Sacred-Space.
We are grateful to Community Relations for backing this contest.
Any photomanipulator can join, and all are welcome.
Your task is to complete the sentence:
When darkness falls, _____
using a photomanipulation!
[In other words: Show us what happens when Darkness falls!]
You can interpret the sentence to mean anything you want.
It doesn't have to be dark or horror/macabre,
but it must be very clear that
Dark digital contest: Bros. Grimm meet T. BurtonImage from ivaraivena on tumblr.comDark digital contest: Bros. Grimm meet T. Burton in Deviant Events More Like This
REMINDER AND PRIZE UPDATE
Enter if you dare . . .
Ombre-De-Nuit is a high-level "dark" digital group here on dA. The administrators of the group are darkly pleased to present you, our members, with our latest challenge: The Brothers Grimm meet Burton.
Your task, should you dare to undertake it, is to twist a Grimm Fairytale into a Burton-style Nightmare.
You can find examples of Grimm fairytales here. Some popular ones include Rapunzel, Hansel & Gretel, and Cinderella. You can choose one Grimm fairytale to twist; it's fine just to depict a scene of your choosing or make one up on your own. But, the fairytale should be at least somewhat recognizable, and it must have elements that are Burtonesque.
Think about what Burtonesque means. What is the undercurrent between Sweeney Todd, Beetl
REMINDER: Photomanip Tutorial Challenge!Welcome to our official tutorial challenge!REMINDER: Photomanip Tutorial Challenge! in Deviant Events More Like This
Another tutorial challenge? YES! Keep reading!
Part of "illumination" is learning, expanding our horizons, and helping others learn as well. So, this time we are not going to USE tutorials. Rather, we are going to MAKE them.
What you have to do
Your job is as follows:
Take a critical look at your gallery. What are your strengths as an artist? What are you really good at doing? Are you known for your light and shadow? Color use? "Glow" effects? Do you do skin well? Can you paint really well? Are you a master of masks? What do people compliment you on?
Create a detailed tutorial, with examples, of how you achieve this effect or do this technique. It does not have to involve the creation of a new deviation. You can explain how you did this effect in an old deviation or just with stock without making it a full deviation.
The All New Urban HeadGearWorking with our overseas engineers, we've designed and built a technologically-superior piece of headwear which we're quite proud of. The new DeviantWEAR Urban Headgear unit is built from space-age materials which are clinically proven to block harmful and unwanted signals from affecting your brilliant creative mind.The All New Urban HeadGear in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This specific initial release unit has been shown, in over one dozen clinical trials, to significantly enhance the creative person's ability to simply be creative without interference from radio signals, television signals, and other unwanted airwaves which could dramatically deteriorate the mind.
At deviantART, we believe in
Apparel Collection: Art Not BombsThis shirt is best worn while making art with big gestural lines and fast rapid-fire marks. Get wild in it. Bring scribbles to your vectors, and put some geometry in your contours. Pow!Apparel Collection: Art Not Bombs in Personal More Like This
Since a young age, I have always been fascinated with flight. Growing up, my parents were good friends with a group of pilots. They specialized in cinema stunt work for movies. Every time I had the opportunity to go up in an airplane or helicopter, I took it. In the photo below, I'm in the center seat of a friend's helicopter. It was so fun!
As a youth, I would draw all types of planes -- jet fighters being the most exciting. Growing up on a healthy dose of Star Wars and G. I. Joe also fueled my love for flight. Other kids were infatuated with jets, too, and could rattle off all sorts of information about their technical aspects. I constantly checked out huge reference books from the local library because I was always more interested in drawing them than studying how fast they could fly or how much thei
Fond Memories: The deviantART Gear Store is ClosedFond Memories: The deviantART Gear Store is Closed in Personal More Like This
Store Closing SoondeviantART GearStore Closing Soon in Personal More Like This
T-Shirts Hoodies & Jackets dA PRO Series & Bags Clearance
Store Closing Soon!
We wanted to take some time to update you on deviantART T-Shirts & Gear as we quickly approach the official closing of the store. First, we want to thank you for the kind gestures and outpouring of support we have received since we announced the store close. It’s been very uplifting, and we are going to miss designing for
Cute Monsters: deviantWEAR Design Challenge!Cute Monsters: deviantWEAR Design Challenge! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
What comes to your mind when you think of monsters? Scary, threatening, ugly? Forget all your preconceived notions, and think… cute! In our latest deviantWEAR Design Challenge, we’re asking you to create an amazing t-shirt that features a monster of your own original design that’s quirky, cute, and all-around lovable. Unleash your beast – the cute version!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantWEAR t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 3 winning designs: 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions and 1 design from ALL of the Entries to the Challenge.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, we're challenging you to design a Cute Monster t-shirt that represents the essence of "cute." Think of a design that is endearing, d
The Votes Are In and Semi-Finalists Are Here!What do you get when you ask the world's largest and most talented pool of artistsThe Votes Are In and Semi-Finalists Are Here! in Personal More Like This
to design a t-shirt? A LOT of great t-shirt designs submitted by artists
from all around the globe! There were thousands of fantastic entries to
the dA Logo T-Shirt Design Challenge and tens of thousands of votes on those
entries. Today we are pleased to announce the 50 semi-finalists, from
which the three winning designs will be chosen. Each of the three winning
designers will receive $1,500 CASH, 25 tees with their design and their t-shirt
featured for sale in the deviantWEAR Shop!
These entries are the top 50 most voted-for qualifying entries. Some top voted
entries have been disqualified because they did not adhere to the rules or
contained unlicensed third party content. Additionally, there were
several designers who had multiple entries in the top 50 most voted and as
stated in the
New Fashionable Styles: Apparel Collection 2013There are many times as an artist when you get to work on a set of illustrations that work equally well on their own and as part of a larger set. Although the individual pieces may be thematically different from each other, they follow a common visual look and feel. This is where the individual artistic style that you’ve practiced for hundreds of hours really gets to shine. Recently I was lucky enough to find myself in this situation, and I’m honored to announce the resulting set of illustrations printed on really cool HoodieBuddie™ outerwear.New Fashionable Styles: Apparel Collection 2013 in Personal More Like This
The three different garments are very different in material, cut, and area for print, but the illustrations on each have visual harmony with the current collection. Wise Wings is printed on a lightweight Hoodie with many pockets across the front. For this piece, I decided to make a two-part illustration to be printed on the hood as well as the back hip. The second piece, called Circles and Lines, is a unique horizontal-striped c
Happy Birthday to dA!Do you remember back in elementary school how your birthday was a really big deal? How your mom would send you to school with a box of twinkies or something and then, for your own birthday, you would give everyone in the class a treat to celebrate? Well, that's how we like to party here at dA. But since we can't give everyone a twinkie, we're doing the next best thing.Happy Birthday to dA! in Personal More Like This
deviantWEAR is giving you 10% off all deviant-themed threads in the DEVIANT category through Sunday! And, don't forget to join us on our actual birthday this Sunday, August 7th to receive a FREE, Special Edition dA Keychain with any order while supplies last. It's a perfect time to pick up an 11th Birthday Tee and celebrate in style!
The 2012 deviantWEAR previewWe've been busy producing a ton of new deviantWEAR designs for spring and we're giving you a chance to tell us what you'd like to see printed this Spring and Summer. Vote for the designs you'd like to wear, and comment to let us know what you like and don't like about them. For as long as deviantWEAR has been outfitting deviants with cool tees, hoodies, bags, and accessories, we've been designing all kinds of stuff that never sees the light of day. This spring, we're laying all the cards on the table and letting YOU tell US what you'd like to wear. So check out the newest designs by reiiz and tell us what threads YOU want to rock this spring!The 2012 deviantWEAR preview in Deviant Events More Like This
Click here to preview and vote for the 2012 deviantWEAR Collection!
I Have Seen The Future and It Is Retro!Over the past month, the deviantART community has been hard at work creating thousands of t-shirt designs for our latest Design Challenge, Retro Future: The Future That Never Was. Today, we are happy to announce the 75 semi-finalists, from which two winning designs will be chosen! Each of the winning designers will receive $1,500, 25 tees with their design and their t-shirt will be featured for sale in the deviantWEAR shop.I Have Seen The Future and It Is Retro! in Personal More Like This
The entries below represent the 75 most voted-for qualifying entries. A portion of entries that were some of the top voted have been disqualified because they did not adhere to the Official Terms or contained unlicensed third-party content. There were also several designers who had multiple designs make the top 75. As our Official Terms state, only on
Introducing Improved CollectionsIntroducing Improved Collections in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Giving curators the recognition they deserve.
With the launch of the Watch Feed, you can also now watch Collections made by other deviants. Collections are surfaced through the Watch Feed, creating a new way to discover and expose artwork on DeviantArt. Collections have been given additional exposure by appearing on deviation pages as well as tag pages.
“I am loving Collections as well. I am proud of my Collections and am glad they will finally be getting notice. And it also gives more exposure to the artists as this is more viral in nature than simply faving something then making an art feature journal to share it with others.” —GillianIvy
When you watch someone, you’ll automatically be watching all of their Collections — but you can also choose to enable or disable watching Collections on a deviant
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
Feeds, Tags, Today, Navigation, CollectionsFeeds, Tags, Today, Navigation, Collections in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Starting today, we’re testing a series of new features on the site. These features are currently available to many of our Beta Testers, as well as small handful of the general deviantART audience. #deviantartupdate
When art news happens around the world, deviant artists are among the first to respond in the most evocative ways possible. We're proud to unveil the Today page — the new human and dynamically powered newspaper for the community that reflects the stories inside of deviantART as they pertain to art, fandom, pop culture, and world culture.
Designed to showcase a variety of content — including editorial pieces, Journals, contests, and even deviants new to the site, the Today page will reflect the undercurrent of what's happening now — both online and off.
The Today page will improve the accessibility of various areas on deviant
Site Update: Gallery Subfolders, SignaturesIn 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: Gallery Subfolders, Signatures in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New Premium Member Feature: Gallery Subfolders
One of the most requested features we've gotten on Site Updates in the past is the ability to add subfolders within your gallery. As of today, the wait is over! Subfolder capability has been added to the member gallery for Premium Members. This allows users to create folders within a folder, for more specific organization and overall tidiness.
Try the new subfolders feature by upgrading to a Premiu
Bringing You Closer to the CommunityBringing You Closer to the Community in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Baiyoke Veins by Draken413o
As DeviantArt grows, we strive to find more ways to connect you with the things and people that matter to you most. After months of designing, testing, and engaging in community conversations around the shape of things to come, we're proud to announce a series of features that will bring you closer to the community.
Our guiding principles are to bring you a better, fresher, yet familiar site experience, giving you more power to do what you want and, more importantly, create deeper connections between your friends and favorite artists.
Integrating Sketchfab in JournalsDeviantART is proud to announce a new partnership with 3D web publishing service, Sketchfab!Integrating Sketchfab in Journals in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sketchfab, a leading platform to publish, share, and embed interactive 3D content, allows you to bring your 3D artwork to life in real-time without a plugin.
Fella by AlphaPrimeSaviour
Read Sketchfab's announcement
Integrate 3D Models Into Your Journals
Deviants can now embed 3D models into deviantART Journals using Sketchfab embeds. DeviantART is always aiming to make content on the site more engaging and interactive, and this integration benefits both creators and those who enjoy browsing incredible content.
Sketchfab is not just for the creators; the platform is helping to unlock incredible 3D content, while creating a new form of online media that anyone can br
Site Update: Username Changes, Journal WidgetIn 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: Username Changes, Journal Widget in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Username Changes Now Available
DeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give yo
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
You can now attach Premium Content from Sta.sh!Previously, the process for submitting Premium Content required you to submit the "preview" file as a deviation, go through the submission process, and then attach the Premium Content by uploading files from your computer.You can now attach Premium Content from Sta.sh! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We just upgraded the Premium Content submission process to allow you to attach Premium Content files from your Sta.sh.
This new feature makes it easier to submit Premium Content by allowing you to upload multiple files at once. On top of that, because files uploaded to Sta.sh can be attached as Premium Content, you can now include Sta.sh Writer and deviantART muro files as part of your downloadable content!
On the Sta.sh submission process, click "Attach Content from your Sta.sh":
Then, attach content from your Sta.sh or upload files
Plans Gone Wrong Contest Semi-FinalistsIts been complete pandamonium watching all the entries come in for the Fotolia Plans Gone Wrong Contest! We asked you to use one panda, one light and one pie to create the best mishap adventure you could and we saw everything from botched burglaries to space invasions.Plans Gone Wrong Contest Semi-Finalists in Deviant Events More Like This
Only three of our 25 semi-finalists will have their plans go right and be chosen by world wide Chairman of Fotolia, Inc., Oleg Tscheltzoff. Victory will gain our winners Fotolia credits, tablets, deviantWEAR, deviantART Memberships and much more! One lucky 1st place winner will even get a whopping $1,500 in cold hard USD cash.
Read Contest Article Read Official Rules
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.
Thank You for the Feedback, Improvements ComingThank you, Beta Testers!Thank You for the Feedback, Improvements Coming in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We owe you an enormous debt of gratitude. Your input and feedback around our latest Beta releases -- Site Navigation, Activity Feed, and Status Updates -- has been incredibly valuable and because of it, we're able to make significant improvements to those features that will benefit every user of deviantART. We sincerely couldn't do it without you.
The information and data gathered from those Updates will be used to ensure a smooth site-wide launch, and we again thank you for all of your help. As sometimes happens in the Beta process, the Status Updates submitted in our test period need to be deleted to make some of the changes you requested. This will likely take place mid-next week. But, we encourage you to please keep testing, coming up with unique ways to take advantage of these features.
Since Monday, we’ve received over 3,000 comments, nearly 100 bug reports, and extensive feedback regarding these new releases --
New Username SymbolsAs part of our ongoing process to make the user experience cleaner and more intuitive, we've launched a new set of username symbols designed to help easily identify deviant-types.New Username Symbols in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
At a glance, the new symbols are quickly recognizable. When hovering over a username symbol, a tooltip appears, providing a brief explanation of that user's deviant-type. If clicked, a modal appears, giving a brief explanation for each username symbol, with "Learn more" links that lead to more detailed explanations.
A word from Heidi:
Over the years, a few things have come to seem like deviantART mainstays. Deviant green, intricate art categorization, colorful avatars, symbols next to usernames. In our constant re-evaluation of what's best for longtime deviants and new users alike, we do sometimes need to stop and ask ourselves if a makeover for some aspect isn't overdue. Changing username symbols was one of the harder things we evaluated.
I've been testin
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
Comic-Con: Day 2Comic-Con Day 2 was all about cosplay, fandom, and art, art, art!Comic-Con: Day 2 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Before we get into the thick of things, we didn’t have a photo of our huge plasma screens hanging from the convention ceiling to share in our Day 1 recap, so we vowed to get that to you today! The 11 foot wide screens stream amazing works of art from Artists' Alley participants to the whole convention floor!
In Comic-Cons past, the foot traffic In Artists’ Alley got busier and busier as the week progressed, and this year is no exception. There’s something magical about speaking one-on-one with a deviant, learning their experiences, hearing how they started as an artist, and how far they’ve come. It’s an emotional connection to make with someone who was practically a stranger a few moments ago -- and then you realize you’re not really strangers when you
Free Premium Membership Day!It's Free Premium Membership Day!Free Premium Membership Day! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving all deviantART members exclusive access to Premium Member features, and we invite you to take advantage of this rare opportunity!
Here's the Deal
You may not have a user symbol, but for 24 hours, your account has been granted most of the privileges of a Premium Member! The day is a piñata that has been burst open and now there's candy everywhere! Grab all we have to offer, and enjoy your delicious treats!
For Today, All Deviants Enjoy:
Browse deviantART to your heart's content without seeing third-party advertisements.
Advanced Reporting and Statistics!
Use Google Analytics to gain valuable i
Putting yourself out thereThe Internet is the great equalizer. Household names used to be people we saw on TV, in movies, or writers of the most famous books and syndicated articles. Now, it's not strange for a YouTube personality, online cooking blogger, or comedy tweeter with a 9-to-5 job to be mentioned around the dinner table.Putting yourself out there in Art Features More Like This
Often these online personalities are a lot more approachable online than celebrities for the simple fact that they engage with their fans. Sure, some celebrities are pretty good about replying on Facebook or Twitter, and, yes, submitting something to an ESPN anchor might get you a shoutout on TV, but for the large part, people who are active online want to talk to you, want to converse, want your feedback, and want to engage.
Kind of like in real life, sitting on the sidelines and cruising the Internet silently is a fine way to get information, but to get that real kindred connection, you need to participate. And, better than real life, you can delet
Dr Pepper Photo Op, New York City Dr Pepper Photo Op, New York City, Saturday, October 1st, BROOKLYN, NEW YORKDr Pepper Photo Op, New York City in Deviant Events More Like This
The first-place entry in our "How Do YOU Drink Dr Pepper?"
Contest has been recreated as a mural in Brooklyn,
New York! To celebrate, we're flying the winner, *reyjking1,
from Riverview, Florida, all the way to Brooklyn
to unveil his masterpiece – and YOU'RE invited!
Join us! Come see the mural, take pictures, meet *reyjking1 and congratulate him, 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
Happy holidays from deviantART!Happy holidays from deviantART! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through dA,
Not a troll was stirring, nor Grinch in his sleigh.
Deviations were hung in digital Galleries with care,
In hopes that +Favourites soon would be there.
The n00bs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Daily Deviations danced in their heads.
And Fella in his 'kerchief, and spyed with his night-light,
Had just settled down to log-off for the night,
When over in the Forums there arose such a clatter,
Fella sprang back online to see what was the matter.
To the browser window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the tabs and refreshed the cache.
When what to his art-loving eyes should appear,
But an animated sleigh and eight commissioned reindeer,
With a little old driver, so creative and slick,
Fella knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than broadband, his reindeer were famed,
After all his favorite art
My sincere thanks Happy 12th birthday, deviantART!My sincere thanks in Personal More Like This
In two days, on August 7th, deviantART will celebrate our 12th year on the Web. As deviantART's third employee (behind spyed and chris), I've spent over 40% of my life working for the site.
The last 12 years have oftentimes been a roller-coaster ride of the highest highs and the lowest lows, but having the opportunity to help build a site like deviantART -- that truly impacts the lives of millions of people -- while getting to work with good friends and talented peers, has been well worth any hardships. It's been the best experience of my life.
My time at deviantART has been an incredible ride and I've learned more than I thought was possible. From gifted co-workers to sage advisors and mentors, I'm forever grateful for every relationship and interaction, and I'd like to thank everyone who has made it possible for deviantART to get where it is today.
Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS!Update: Just TWO days left to get your entries in!!!!!Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS! in Art Features More Like This
To honour the creation of CRPhotography, we are hosting our first official contest - with a fantastic bunch of prizes donated by communityrelations and various groups! There are a few rules, and a theme to follow, but other than that - have fun and get creating. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask 3wyl or myself, or note the group.
Submit your photograph into CRPhotography's gallery folder here. Simply click the 'Suggest a favourite' button in the top right hand corner and select your deviation. Once it has been approved, it will appear within the contest gallery.
April 30th [Midnight PST]
Calling All Artists!We want YOU! The 22nd July 2013 sees the launch of a brand new WEEK! Not just any week... The Artists Toolbox is coming to projecteducate and in fact, if the uptake on this is good we'll be stretching it across a whole fortnight! So how can you get involved? We're looking for deviants that have knowledge of various tools that they might use to create art. So whether that's paints, editing software, programs, cameras, accessories and so on - we're looking for you to share what you know! All you need to do is comment on this journal with a brief overview of what you want to write, and we'll be in touch to take it from there!Calling All Artists! in Deviant Events More Like This
Know how to use sta.sh and be able to install the PE journal skin (we'll provide it!)
Become a contributor for the fortnight at Project Educate with the opportunity to stay on for future Community Weeks!
Be able to submit at an allocated time or use scheduled submit in sta.sh during July 22nd to August 4th!
Daily Deviation Roundups October 2012Once again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! EnjoyDaily Deviation Roundups October 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Pinup & Glamour Photography
2012 Roundup!2012 has seen projecteducate advance with the changing times here on deviantART and become an official group! That means that it has been a lot easier to bring you all the information, features, interviews and articles as part of various Project Educate weeks. So with the functions of groups at our fingertips, the articles shared are all in organised gallery folders for ease - all of which are linked in this article.2012 Roundup! in Deviant Events More Like This
2012 also saw the Introduction of Community Weeks headed up by members of the community. They're now running monthly and are designed for members of the community to get involved by writing articles on whatever they want - educationally. JamminJo and lintu47 are your current community week leads and the people to note if you're interested in contributing! Our calendar for
Photography Troubleshooting: BackgroundsThis series of articles aims to answer the questions of Photographers on deviantART who have burning issues with their cameras. Have an issue? Leave a comment at the end of the article and we'll do our best to help you figure out the answer. Additionally if you have information that could help someone out - let us know!Photography Troubleshooting: Backgrounds in Art Features More Like This
"From when I used to do photography what I struggled with most was the backgrounds, I wanted to focus in on the objects and then I'd take it to my tutors and they'd go "it's nice but the background is your desk, or your bookshelf" Unless I'm shooting on an infinity curve I struggle to 'see' appropriate backgrounds for my set up..." FionaCreates
"Hi FionaCreates, backgrounds can either be a part of the photograph or apart from it (I'm quite pleased with what I did there ).
Many still life images, particularly in a 'studio' o
January 2013 Daily Deviation Roundups!Once again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! EnjoyJanuary 2013 Daily Deviation Roundups! in Deviant Events More Like This
General Photography from 3wyl
General Photography from Kaz-D
Abstract + Surreal Photography
Animals, Plants + Nature Photography
Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with MistGetting the camera out, and the scarf, hat and gloves, and heading into a misty morning or hazy evening can result in the best kind of photographs. Atmospheric, moody and ultimately a fine example of whatever current season you're in - these kinds of shots present themselves at awkward moments so it's vitally important to be prepared. In previous years I've got up at the crack of dawn and ventured out with all the excitement of a young child on their first day of school - only to come home with a grazed knee and broken felt tip pens. Or rather, washed out, blurred and altogether rubbish photographs.Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with Mist in Art Features More Like This
Fog is a popular mist - we often get confused and just term it all as fog or all as mist. It's not quite like that. It's all about the visibility, if we can see less than 1km through it then it's fog. If we can see between 1 - 2 km then it's mist. So when is the best time to catch these ground level clouds at their best? Fo
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"Eyes like a shutter, mind like a lens..."
With the start of a brand new year, lots of resolutions are set, promises made and aspirations begun to be aspired to. What are your Photographic hopes and dreams this year? Have you just finished the 365 photography challenge? Or the 52 week Photography challenge? Are you ready to take a break? Or are you just embarking on something like that and are fresh and excited for what it might bring? With that in mind, take a look at a very interesting article from Eitvys200 it explores the Photography Gallery Records. And why not consider heading over to deviant365 to begin your 52 week journey of challenges and inspirations?
Community Volunteers Kaz-D | 3wyl |
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty FivePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Thirty Five in Art Features More Like This
'The day my mother bailed me out of jail she said to me...
"You Need A New Hobby"'
-Jared Wingate aka JaredWingate
Recently I started a forum post asking members of the community where they began with Photography. Specifically I asked what your first camera was and what provoked an interest in the hobby. Because for nearly everybody that's exactly how it begins. The response was incredible, however one reply in particular touched me. JaredWingate permitted me to share so here we go...
"I was 21. Just got my first DUI... I wrapped my car around a pole after
leaving a bar late one night. The day my mother bailed me out of jail
she said to me "You Need A New Hobby" she went out and bought me an
Olympus 5mp. Which was mind-blowingly awesome for 2001... She then
suggested I take a trip