Join a SOPA and PIPA debate What are SOPA and PIPA?
The United States Congress is proposing two laws that address the problem of wide-scale unlicensed distribution on the Internet of motion pictures, songs, trademarked goods, and patented pharmaceuticals.
One of the proposals is called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and would direct search engines in the United States to block Internet sites outside the United States that are primarily engaged in distributing unlicensed content.Another proposal called PIPA (Protect IP Act) would block websites located in the United States as well.The Obama administration is putting a stop to these proposals. It wants the Internet companies and the content companies to get together and come up with more functional and less destructive solutions.
Exploring Art 59: Treating yourself rightHey guys.More Like This
So, a few months ago I asked you all to tell me what you thought about your art. There were a few people who were happy about their art, but the overwhelming majority felt a sense of disappointment, frustration, upset. They were unhappy with their work.
That's a hard thing to feel, to be unhappy with the thing that you do out of love. I've felt that before so I know how crushing it can be and how hard it can be to pick yourself up and continue trying. One thing I noticed, when I feel that way, is that it's often born out of a lack of direction, and a lack of understanding of what I've done right in the past. It's so easy to see all the wrong choices you've made, we're practically hardwired to go 'oh god that was so awful'. The problem is, how can your artistic career (be it writing or drawing) grow into a beautiful tree, if you don't have faith in the roots that support it?
So I'd like you all to do a little exercise. I'd like you all to take a step back into your past, and p
Month feature of Lady!I decided to do the month features instead of only on the page but on the journals to.More Like This
This month of May goes to :iconLadyplz: the fierce demon hunter that 1st made her appearance in game 3. Lady is said to be the most popular of the DMC ladies.
Great artworks of Lady
DantexLady (drawn with mouse) by SweeetRazzberyDMC Flint And Steel by croakyMoto-Lady by Narga-LifestreamReady To Rock? by NefelynxDevil May Cry : One tough Lady! by NephilimCosplayDevil May Cry 3: Demon Hunter by Narga-LifestreamDante and Lady - Taste the Blood by SnakethootPosing by RayaraEckhardttAre the demons nearby? - Lady cosplay by Narga-LifestreamDevil May Cry Lady by Edgeman13Devil May Cry 3 Babies by the-crazy-sporkLady - 2 Devil May Cry by B-AGTChibi: Devil May Cry 3 Lady by Corselia
Movie Review: FrozenThoughts after watching Frozen...More Like This
You know, I've had friends who are up and down across the board on this movie. Some love it, some hate it. I've read the reviews with people raging because of the homosexual agenda they see in it, to people upset about how it characterizes a specific culture in their characters.
I don't have a whole lot to say on those issues, in all honesty, because I didn't get any of those issues out of this movie (not to say people can't be upset about what they got from the movie. Absolutely, I just personally didn't get any of that from it, so I'm not going to defend or fight against any of that). I'll try to avoid spoilers but no promises.
I believe you take what you bring into a movie. That's how it is with any art form really, and for me I bring into this movie a world of mental illness and struggling to deal with hiding from people, being terrified of others. It hit pretty painfully home to me, the entire sequence of hiding away, bottling up emotions. Don't f
i saw frozen and hobbit this week (spoilers)so here are my superspoilery opinions of these movies ---More Like This
just opinions, there is no more validity to them than to anyone elses
so, let's start with frozen....
i made a huge mistake before frozen...huuugeeee mistake.
i listened to that let it go song....
now, what follows is an example how one small thing can snowball into a huge friggin thing... see what i did there ? snowball?
so i listened to that song.. and ..um.. it sounded glorious... but it also sounded like an anthem to coming out of the closet.... i mean, i deal with subtext a lot. and even i have seen people see more in my own writing than i intended. rarely but it happened. so subtext is hardly a new thing ...
we are talking about a song that says
don't let them know don't let them see , be the good girl you always have to be
conceal don't feel don't let them know... well now they know...
and this is just some of it... there is this vibe of a sexual liberation in the s
Sharing art from artists you like.I thought I'd talk a little about this, after reading a few people who were genuinely distressed and upset that their desire to share something they find beautiful was met with hostility from the artist. But the way this work was shared was... saving the artwork and then uploading it to their deviantart gallery/websites and they didn't understand WHY the artist was upset. I'm not sure I can fully clarify, but I can at least give my thoughts on it and things that I've gone through when dealing with people using my work without permission and hopefully that helps a little with understanding.More Like This
The first thing to remember is that doing the research to find the copyright holder is all on you. This means that if you find a beautiful dragon picture and want to post it on your website/various places, *you* need to be the one to find the artist, the artist won't find you until it's too late. There are a few sites that do image recognition (I tend to avoid them unless I'm ready to devote my day t
It was a bad night...... and this is a long journal.More Like This
I find it amazing when a word comes up multiple times in one day from different people but referring to similar things. As what feels like usual, that wave of self doubt yesterday was followed by crippling uncertainty that I was a 'bad person', and then even more fears, and so on and so forth until I actually had a panic attack *while sedated with a sleeping pill* that lasted for 9 hours. I was by myself and had no way to get up, call for help (my phone is dead) or anything. So I just curled up in a ball and clung to Zeus and hopped my heart didn't explode. It was nine hours of pure hell and probably the worst I've felt in a long, long time.
So I called my therapist this morning.
He made some interesting commentary to me, and I have an appointment for next week before I leave with Sarah on our flight. But one of the things he talked about was the stability of my public platform, the importance of knowing *what* I stand for and think and wis
Criteria:icondigital-artists:More Like This
Attention please also read: Submission Guidelines and Credit Guidelines
Criteria. That word is used a lot here at digital-artists, so let's talk about it.
The ever mysterious Criteria in our group. The bane to those of who have tried to submit, yet only left with a decline message signed "Criteria". As mysterious as the Whitechapel note signed "From Hell"
Ever present yet unobtainable, like some secret code written of the Illuminati.
Not quite... but a few have blown this criteria up to mythical urban legend proportions, and we need to deflate it a bit.
We have had a lot of questions about this ever elusive and undefinable "Criteria" and for good reason, we never told anyone what it was. We never gave anyone a proper explanation of it in regards to the group submissions. It
A candid talk about religionHey guys. So it has come to light recently... well and not so recently.. that I confuse the ever loving tar out of people about my views on religion. So I thought I would have a very candid talk to just... kind of.. clear the air.More Like This
First off, let's get this out of the way. I love religion. I think it is one of the most fascinating aspects of humanity that I have ever seen. You should see my eyes light up every time a documentary about religion comes on the television. I devour books about other country's beliefs, and eat up all the stories and mythos that has made up mankind's view of the world.
I also understand that Atheism is a scary thing. When the world goes to shit, and everyone says 'keep the faith' or 'pray and you shall receive' or 'I'll pray for you'... it makes things worse in some ways because *you don't have that option*. Not if you're an Atheist. There is no shiny sparkly person in the sky with a vested interest in making your life better, it's up to you to get yourself ou
Free Artwork is not something I doAnd you shouldn't either.More Like This
I only direct your attention here because I receive a LOT of requests of for free artwork, whether it be logos, character design and sometimes even graphic novels all intended to be for free.
I'm a working professional making a living with my art. So clearly I won't be doing art for free, when it's my job to do it. BUT, I also support the idea that even artists who work freelance or even just as a hobby shouldn't work for free.
Please check out this video by Stephen Silver who explains this way better than I ever could
Exploring Art 31: It's about the money. Or not...You know, this week has been pretty horrible for art theft for me. I think the hardest part about this week is not that people stole my work, it is the reaction to being busted.More Like This
I've had everything flung out from 'you're not a lawyer, don't tell me what I can and can't do', to 'if you were a REAL artist you wouldn't care about the money'. I've had people call me a bitch and a whore for asking them to remove my work. I've had people state that I am too rude in telling them to remove the stolen work, and that I should appreciate that they gave me 'free publicity'. I've had people tell me they will now be boycotting my work, and will tell everyone what a shitty person I am and to stay away from my work unless I let them continue to use my work without compensation.
To be honest? I was very close to giving up this weekend. I ended up taking a break and curling up in a hot bath and just crying for a few hours over the weekend. It's painful, it hurts. My pride is wounded, my soul feels
SNEAK PEEK: deviantART's NEW Today Page!As I noted in my last journal, there are some big -- and exciting!! -- changes on the way for deviantART. Er, DeviantArt.More Like This
The team here at DeviantArt continues to listen to your feedback plus we met with a crew of super-deviants in NYC last month (check out a pic below and got a full, insightful download. Then, we thought long and hard on how to pave a kindred and inspiring direction. As always, you are the center of it all -- and how to connect you with your community.
Ok, getting into it, I want to share a sneak peek on work-in-progress (as in not final!) designs for the new Today page and to hear what everybody thinks.
Fella Version Llama Version
Friday with the CEA: Halp! Abuse!Last issue we did a brief overview of the Zendesk and Moderation Desk to help give a large-scale understanding of the two desks, the categories and what to report where. This issue we will be focusing on how, when and where to file an abuse report.More Like This
While we fully recognize that abuse, spamming, trolling and harassment are serious issues that do need to be dealt with quickly, we often find ourselves bogged down by many silly, pointless, school-yard drama level abuse reports. For this article, I am going to be drawing off actual examples that have come into the desk. Fear not! No names shall be named, no one singled out, but it will, hopefully, help give a better idea of what should and should not be reported.
The first thing to ask yourself before filing a report is a simple but often overlooked question: Is this really worth involving the staff? I know this may sound like a mean or uncaring question, but many of those who
Store Closing UpdatedeviantART GearMore Like This
T-Shirts Hoodies & Jackets dA PRO Series & Bags Clearance
After eight awesome years of artistic adventure, deviantART’s T-Shirts & Gear Shop (formerly deviantWEAR) has decided to close its doors. It has been an amazing ride. Seeing hundreds of concepts through to full production, developing the brand with the community, listening to all of the feedback, and designing to suit our deviants’ dynamic tastes has been an honor.
We have genuinely enjoyed sharing our concept
Groupie news, conversion updates, and MOAR! Groupies become Watchers!More Like This
Taking into account deviant feedback, and after much deliberation, we've decided to abandon the Groupies member class and eliminate all Groupie/Watcher ambiguity. Over the course of the last few weeks, we learned that many deviants were confused about the role and purpose of Groupies. To make the Groups platform all the easier to understand, we've decided that simplicity is the best model. To compensate for Groupies being merged with Watchers, we're upping the group administrative member limit to 99.
Anyone who is a current Groupie will automatically be converted to a Watcher.
If you'd like to be a contributing member of a group, you'll need to re-apply with the specific group(s).
If you don't want to contribute and would rather passively keep track of what's happening in your favorite group(s), being a Wat
Problems with Stock ResourcesLock, Stock, and BarrelMore Like This
It unfortunately appears that it is once again time to talk about proper stock resources again. I'll be addressing this in this week's CEA Update but I wanted to discuss it a bit informally here first.
I have a hope that some day the issue of stock resources will get straightened out because it really is not as complicated or as confusing as many people are currently forcing it to be, but I guess the nature of the internet pushes people to simply pull the old smash and grab.
I'm going to run down a brief listing of the various problems and pit falls currently affecting the issue of stock resources in general.
The Old Switcheroo
Now we all know there are a good number of legitimate, legal stock resource sites out there with some being free and some being pay sites. A good chunk of you all can name them off the top of your head so I won't bother to list them myself.
Now regardless of which one we might be taking about, they all share pretty much a common ru
Status Forum ConcernsHi Everyone!More Like This
I wanted to thank everyone for the responses on Thunderstatement’s Blog Pro Tip: Don’t Wait to Report a Problem. There was quite few concerns about the state of our Status forum and we are working to address this because it is most definitely a valid concern and we greatly appreciate those who brought this to our attention!
For quite some time we tried to reserve the Status Forum to the most urgent issues which resulted in parts of the site being completely unusable resulting in high counts of tickets and concerns, to make sure that everyone was made aware of the issue as quickly as possible. By doing this the Status Forum remained quite small due to these types of issues not coming up as frequently and when they do the deviousTechnology department is sometimes so fast the issue gets fixed before we get to press the “Add Article&
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonMore Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
ALL ABOUT MOONBEAM13All AboutMore Like This
We all see them around DeviantArt … they do WONDERFUL things for this community in one way or another … we admire them; we love them; we would LOVE to get to know them a little more :iconloveloveplz: … Well now is your chance to see how they are, how they think, how ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL they are!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
Today we will get the chance to look into Moonbeam13 ’s heart … She’s one of the staff members of DeviantArt, more precisely she’s the Director of Community Relations :iconloveloveplz: … Do you want to peek into her heart??? :iconloveloveplz: Well, COME ON!!! :iconyaayplz: Let’s go meet the “human” behind the username!!!
Who is Moonbeam13 , how would you describe yourself?
I find this question to be s
Keeping your Account Safe!Hi guys, just want to give everyone a friendly reminder about account security. Keeping your account and email passwords secure is the most important factor in not getting your account hijacked by anyone.More Like This
Never write your passwords down.
Use Passwords/Phrases that are easy for you to remember, but hard to guess.Never tell anyone your passwords, even if you think you can trust them.Use a combination of letters, numbers and characters like ! and ?.Never follow links from people you don't know, or to sites you don't know are secure.Never leave your accounts logged on after you've used a public computer.Always check that you are on the correct URL when you enter your login details.
deviantART staff will never contact you asking for your password or any account information. The only time you will ever be asked for account information is if you contact us via help or our violations@ email address. Even then, we will never ask you for your password and you should not volunteer your passw
Star Wars Celebration EuropeBack at the end of July, the largest Star Wars fan convention of the summer took place in Essen, Germany.More Like This
This year's Star Wars Celebration Europe brought in over 20,000 attendees from 40 different countries. The three day event featured stars, creatives from all 6 films, and exciting news about future releases, including the return of John Williams to score the upcoming Episode VII.
Ken Lashley, an incredible Toronto based Comic Artist, currently working with DC Comics and Hasbro, was on hand at the convention, creating and selling his art.
With a GoPro camera strapped to his head, Ken created this Yoda art using SketchBook Pro for iPad right on the convention floor. Check it out.
Here's an image of Ken at work. Pretty awesome set up, if you ask me.
Be sure to head over to Ken's Tumblr to see more of his artwork.
The Timeline of DeviantArtThe Timeline of deviantARTMore 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 :de
Feeling stressed? You need a Therapy LlamaPhoto by Jen Osbourne.More Like This
Every few months, Marisco and N.H Flight of the Eagle – showered, dressed up and accompanied by Niki Kuklenski – are welcome guests as they take a tour of the nursing home, stopping at each bed to kiss the patients or have a hug. Marisco and N.H are trained therapists, and they are llamas.
“It’s a treat, watching the llamas walk down the hallway,” says Jack Houston, one of the residents. “It’s amazing that there’s another life out there.” For some, it’s the most cuddling they receive in their time at the center; for others, it’s a welcome novelty, relieving the boredom of life in an institution. The llamas leave a profound impression. “I had never met one before,” remembers Holly Barto. “It was heaven. Just emotionally – to be
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!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
From Fiber To Finished Object... A Journey.To begin our journey we have roving.More Like This
Roving is not the only way to get yarn, however. There are also batts, locks, top, hankies, and much more.
After you have your fiber, you need something to spin it. There are two choices. Wheels and spindles. Spindles are smaller, and much easier to make by hand.
Custom Spindle by andromedarayne
And then, you have yarn!
Mars Yarn by AvisRara-crafts
In Support of Spirit DayLike many, I was bullied as a kid. I can't count how many times I ended up at home after school, winded from running, cheeks flushed in anger and humiliation. It wasn't fun and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. I can't imagine how much worse it can be for the LGBT youth, facing so much more than the relatively innocuous taunts of "geek" and "nerd" that I dealt with.More Like This
I have children of my own, and I do everything I can to encourage them to be kind and generous, forgiving and understanding. My six-year-old, Jaidyn, has an amazing Grade 1 teacher who tells the kids that every time they say something nice to someone, they're "filling their bucket". To insult or belittle a person is to empty their bucket, taking with it the person's good feelings and confidence. I like this approach, as it gives the children a very relatable metaphor and it made it very easy to explain Spirit Day to her. Her school does a "Wear Red Friday" event every week (in support of school spirit), but she has happily agre
Feature: Little Shop of HorrorsCarrying on with the Halloween Movie theme we've watched Little Shop of Horrors. We decided to go in a musical route after the catchy song from Hocus Pocus. LIttle Shop of Horrors has so many amazing musical moments it's insane. I've not watched this movie in years and remembered every single song. Such a great experience. I only wish I could have seen it on broadway!More Like This
Audrey II Replica
little shop of horrors
Don't Feed the Plants
Somewhere That's Green
WriteRoom RulesGeneralMore Like This
Before using dAmn in general you are expected to know your basic way around the Chat Network Policies and Proper Etiquette of deviantART. These are your basic rules for all chatrooms.
In particular the major rules concerning #WriteRoom are those concerning offence - any form of offence will be treated accordingly.
#WriteRoom is an English chatroom only. We know that a lot of people speak different languages, but we don't. If you need help with your English send a note to the moderators and they will get back to you with translation tools.
The following are more considered guidelines than rules
In case of a heated discussion, conduct yourself like a respectable member of society. Any insults between parties in arguments will be taken severely. And if
deviantART Related FeaturesAs the dA Related Community Volunteer, I am blessed to receive some wonderful DD suggestions sent to me by note! Of course I cannot feature them all as Daily Deviations, but I still like many of these that I don't feature. So here's a feature with some of "the best of the rest" - I hope you will enjoy them as much as I doMore Like This
Of course, the fact that I chose not to feature them yet as DDs doesn't exclude them from still being featured as such in the future You're always free to suggest them again
A huge thank you to those who suggested these; Shadowelve, Mikklings, winehaus, AssClownFish, MayaVogrin, spongeenthusiast, aLzRitH, NAkos, Minato-Kushina, chris-laitz (3x ), Ecathe, aydean, jcroxas (2x), artist-bent, little-billie, erisama, GraphiteColours, dylanPH, ClefairyKid, im-not-sana, Bekey, Laurelin-CosPlay (2x), LabLayers, :devMo
Spammers on dASo, over the last 6 or so months people have been noticing that deviantART has been getting hit by malicious spammers.More Like This
The current trend of these spammers is to favourite an image of yours and then when you reply on their page you get a message along the lines of "I really liked your work. Hey I just got this free X Item and thought I should share it with you." These are all spammers, the links lead to potentially malicious sites. We have been blacklisting these websites and banning all the spammers we can find.
However we need your support in this, we need you to report them too us. We have a section of the help desk dedicated to reports about these accounts, it's titled "Spammer Reports". Tickets in that section are handled within 48 hours during the working week. But unfortunately I've been noticing a tendency that some of these accounts can last for days without being reported. People are aware of them because they're commenting on the profiles stating that they're spammers,
Day of Silence Ended...Since the day of silence has ended and it was in support of the LGBT community against bullying... I propose we have a day to speak out. Speak kind words to people you don't know, Joe Shmoe walking down the street, the lady in line next to you at the gas station, the kid sitting next to you in class... Say something pleasant, something encouraging, something to lift their spirits. You never know, you may have just saved someone's life.More Like This
Facepalm-Worthy Series 1Ok, when I was young, in my 3rd university year, I remember I was going out a saturday night with my friends and we randomly met other group of people (they were like 15 or so...).More Like This
We were talking about funny uni-related things and then I suddenly said:
- "Oh, did you know I've been said that in "Child Education" there are 149 girls and only one boy? And the best of all is they told me that boy is gay, so imagine, I guess he's not interested in any of those 149 girls at all :iconforeveraloneplz:"
Then a boy from that group we recently met replied to me in a really camp way:
- "Oh well, I'm studying Child Education and I'm the only boy in my class"
*COLLECTIVE FACE-PALMING MOMENT*
All New Sta.sh Submit Page + Sta.sh Writer UpliftHey FolksMore Like This
We've got a two in one beta tester extravaganza for you today, with a big update to the Sta.sh submission page and a new and improved toolbar for Sta.sh Writer
New Sta.sh Submission Page
What has changed
When submitting a deviation from your Sta.sh to your deviantART gallery you will see that there is an all new layout and flow of the interface to make the submission process simpler and easier to understand
Functionality has been improved with the ability to submit to multiple galleries at the same time
There is also a new "Image Preview" feature which allows you to see exactly how your image is going to look with accurate sizing and watermark (if selected)
What has not changed
We've not take anything away, all the options that you had before are all still there!
What to do if you find a bug
If you have any issues or come across
Site Update: New Sta.sh Submit and Writer ToolbarIn 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.More Like This
New Sta.sh Submit Interface (Beta Testers Only)
Sta.sh, deviantART's upload and publishing platform, has a redesigned submission process! This new version, which is only available to Beta Testers, includes a simplified and tidier interface that makes it easier to understand and use. In addition to the visual changes, we also added the ability to submit to multiple Gallery folders.
I have to Rant for a moment.Seriously. Why can people not use their own creativity? WHY must people strive to be cattle?!More Like This
Artists are a breed of their own. We do not conform. We do not follow. We lead. We strive for greatness. We work towards that ONE masterpiece.
So.. why am I finding this image with comments disabled? I am finding it because this person does not want to stand on their own two feet. They want, WANT, to be the cow in the herd. And they don't want to be called out. Well, I am calling you out. ART is not putting an artistic filter on an already taken photo (that was not taken by you) and then hitting it with a motion blur. ART is using your own mind, your own creativity, your own PASSION.
So what if it's a contest.. sure there's plenty to win. If I were to enter this contest, I wouldn't even want what there is to win. I would be more focused on sharing my art with the people that will be receiving it. Art is about showing the world, not what you are getting from it.
Jesus shit peop
IP confusionIt's sad to see people fighting about intellectual property rights when they apparently have no clue what those are, how they work and what is allowed (and not).More Like This
Prime example: http://boltstrueno1fanever.deviantart.com/art/Onyx-Forepaw-Feb-2012-Ref-286737985 vs. http://yasuoxingxing.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4vcima
Obviously the latter is similar to the first.
The question is: is this allowed?
To answer that question, it is important to understand what rules apply and what intellectual property (IP) is.
There are three different kinds of IP that can apply here:
As the name hints this is the right to make copies of a work. It does not protect ideas, only the actual recorded work - artwork, documents, music etc.
This means that if someone copies your art (by directly copying it, by tracing it or otherwise adapting your work) you can certainly take action, but there is little you can do to prevent someone else creating their own
Site Update: Sta.sh Titles, Bug FixesIn 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.More Like This
Sta.sh Titles Always Display
Titles on Sta.sh items will now always display. Previously, titles only displayed while hovering your cursor over the items. This simple change makes the interface clearer and makes it easier to identify your items.
DeviantART was invaded by FUR. After FUR's article received over 500,000 pageviews and 50,000 comments in one day, the felines
Your Point Commissions are Worth More Than That.I see this a lot. Talented digital artists will post point commission info on their profile or as a forum post, and I hardly ever see a price worth more than $2. No matter how complex the artwork they're offering.More Like This
I'm not even talking about the few super-crazy-talented digital artists with the ability to sit down with a tablet and Photoshop for 12 hours and create something that looks like it belongs in a museum.
I'm talking about deviants who posses the undervalued talent of drawing "pretty darn well". I'm talking about virtually every drawing-artist on dA that I've ever seen. Your people look like people. Your animals look like animals. You actually used decent shading. Your colors look nice together. You joined dA for a good reason!
Super popular? Very few people are. Way better than I could do? For sure! I focus on jewelry making. I can sketch and shade simple inanimate objects, and I have a pretty good eye for color theory. That's about it. If it moves or breathes, I'm hopeless at
The Novel Writer's Questionnaire!I haven't written a novel yet but I'm going to fill out TheMeadiator's questionnaire anyway! Muhahahaha.More Like This
Or I could say that I'm doing this in the spirit of NaNoWriMo. Oh well.
A NOVEL WRITER'S QUESTIONNAIRE
1. Many novelists have been writing for a very long time. Tell us about the first story you remember writing – or if you have no clue, tell us about your first serious attempt at a novel. What was the end result? Did you scrap it, lock it in a trunk, or rework it into something else?
The first beginning-middle-end story that I wrote was an assignment in the third grade, approximately eight years ago. The teacher gave each kid in my grade a handful of toys (it wasn't that hard - there were only four other kids (all girls) besides me). I got a gorilla, a palm tree, a cow and a surfboard.
I don't know what I did with those but I got the highest mark on that assignment.
2. Have you always wanted to write novels, or do different lengths of stories spark your interest? Have you writ
(Late) Biweekly Feature and Contest DetailsSorry it's taken so long for me to get this out! I pretty much just skipped one biweekly feature, as it's been almost a month since my last one. I never found the time to actually sit down and write this.More Like This
So we're doing something new with featured artists! First of all, I've slightly changed up how I'm going to pick them. Since I want the members to actually benefit from this, I'll mostly be choosing from the people who I've seen commenting and submitting art over the time that I'm deciding who it'll be. And now, the featured artists don't just get a journal entry!
Every featured artist will be able to submit a few of their best works of art to the featured folder for everyone to see. So, this biweek's featured artists, when you see your names on here you can choose 3 or 4 of your best works to put them in that folder!
The first feature this week goes to CorenB
Fan Art LawMore Like This
Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
I have been tagged...Alright. I have been drafted into this by a dear sister of mine. I would not do this for many others.More Like This
1. What is your favorite OC you've ever created?
I don't know I have any original characters really suitable for this question, but I suppose my favorite character would probably be Doug Laisault, an alien creature who is called Lynopte but essentially a human on an alternate earth across the Milky Way galaxy. He is less developed than others in my Lone Soldier arc but the main character in the initial novella of the same title. This spawned the arc, which is now at more than one thousand single-spaced pages. He is reserved and I must say mysterious, but I like to think in possession of the same driving qualities I have: objectivity and diligence even in the face of awful luck. I at least have the awful luck
2. How would the two of you interact if you could meet face to face?
5,000th pageviews kiriban caught!So my kiriban was finally caught by :iconcollegekid: and :iconcorva2crow:More Like This
I hope you guys don't mind that I'll work on your kiribans as soon as I finish with all my current commissions
Thanks to all the watchers and non-watchers who've been following my art all along!
To do list:
1-:iconendorell-taelos: 2 sketches - PAID - First one done, 2nd one Sketching
2-:iconravenswd: 3 sketches - PAID
3-:iconZ-Z-Boomslang: 1 sketch - PAID
4- :iconprofessorratigan: 1 sketch - PAID
5- :iconbleuberry109: 2 sketches - PAID
6- :icondizneykhan: 1 digital painting w/ BG - PAID
7- :iconjafean: 1 sketch
8- :iconpracticallyuseless: 1 sketch
9- :iconmirz123: 3 sketches - PAID
10- :icondarkstar1013: 1 sketch
11- :iconorionfantasy: 2 mixed media pieces
5000th pageviews KIRIBAN:
By the way, since my 50 point commissions list is getting very long I'll be closing this kind of commissions for the time being so you guys don't have to wait too long to get your commi
MINI CONTEST WINNERS!!Hey there guys!More Like This
I guess you all eagerly waited for this moment! We're now finished with evaluating the contest - gosh, it was so hard choosing the winners, really.
I struggled a lot and my friends already freaked out about me being so irresolute But I just loved every single entry and I felt bad for choosing only three winners.
I just want you to know that I appreciate every entry and that all of them got a very special place in my folder.
You really bothered to create interesting and creative pieces - and you were successful!
Thank you very much for entering my contest! Please don't be sad if you didn't win - hopefully you'll be joining next time I'm starting a contest!
Now, let's see our lucky winners!
►► Winners◄ ◄
FlyingPhoenixFire with "The Rescue" (7 Chapters)
I just loved
Help a fellow artist out?So, the wonderful :iconCollegeKid: is on a 30 day journey and she needs your help. She currently has ten slots open on her journal for people with original characters. She's doing this as her way to improve her art skills, so why don't you go on over and check her out? She's a pretty awesome person and a pretty great artist.More Like This
P.S.: Don't forget to go help her out. <3
A Devious Journal EntryFirst off, the wonderful :iconcollegekid: accepting OC requests! Go to this http://collegekid.deviantart.com/journal/A-little-help-OC-Requests-315769254 for more infoMore Like This
Secondly, I'm going to be posting a bit more original stuff here, as well as trying to get that Fallout story back on track. As for the original stuff, it'll probably range sci-fi to fantasy because that's the kind of stuff I usually write.
And at the end of this month, I'm going to be heading to the California...... Of British Columbia, also known as the Okanagun. I'm hoping to stop by High Octane (a gaming store) in Kamloops to see what's there, and maybe find some more interesting stores in the South. If I haven't mentioned this already, I will now. Williams Lake SUCKS for things like anime, manga, or any type of game (from D&D to Halo 3). I was so excited when we had some new shops being built, until I found out that two were moving from our mall (a jean store and a Bell store), one was a pet shop and the last was goi
Despotism on the RiseI'll keep this short. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 passed (for whoever missed it), which means due process is gone. It'll be a while before the federal government starts rounding up people, but it is coming. Governments don't give themselves power without the intent- and often prepared plan- to make us of it. We can all be kidnapped or assassinated now, and it sha'n't be limited to a midnight raid on your home or a simple head shot. It could be anytime, anywhere, and in any way. Anyone who dares speak against tyranny is at risk, and anyone who does not has a finite time before the authority destroys them for convenience or amusement. Bear that in mind and remember, do not pull the trigger, squeeze the trigger.More Like This
Now Congress is at work to destroy the First Article of our Bill of Rights online: the Stop Online Piracy Act is a thinly-veiled effort to destroy free communicatio
A Tribute to Robin WilliamsMore Like This
A Tribute to Robin Williams
Robin Williams Tributeby EmilyStepp
The World According to Garp 1982
Moscow on the Hudson 1984
A Word about DepressionI am not a clinician. The opinions expressed in this journal are only mine, although they are informed by scientific evidence. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness about depression and mental health. It is not intended to serve as a substitute for guidance from a qualified mental health professional.More Like This
It's been a while since I wrote about mental health. Maybe that's because I've been feeling great. When I did write about mental diseases, it was almost always bipolar disorder because that's what I know the most about. But I think depression is a common complaint in our deviantART community as well, and I wanted to reach out to some of you who may be feeling alone. You're not alone. In fact, thousands if not millions of people around the world are feeling the same way right now. Let's support each other.
Depression is a mood disorder-- that is, a medical condition that impacts how you feel mood-wise. Depression is more than just "having a bad day." It va
dArp: DividerEven though these little graphics rarely can be found within the deviantART related galleries, i am going to dedicate them a feature though.More Like This
A lot of you use them to enhance their journals or profiles, so they just deserve a little spotlight as well.
Have a favourite divider? Share it with us!
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Cloud divider by ArtsyAndreaM
Skeleton Divider by IceXDragon halloween bow by GRAMMAR raven divider middle by SolusNox
Duckiie-Divider by YvonneDaAwesome Easter Bunny Divider *Ani* - F2U by Drache-Lehre
Autumn Bunny by Nefaire Blue Butterfly Divider by CherushiMetsumari Unicorn Poop Divider by lufflii
Giraffe Divider by IridescentStardust
Long Pencil Divider by Happbee
Thankful for My FriendsI know Christmas is over, but this beautiful angel absolutely *had* to be the skin for this journal!More Like This
My dear, precious and most beautiful friends, I just want to dedicate this journal to you. I am thankful every day for your friendship, kindness, support and love - my days would not be the same without your messages, your cheeriness, your devotion, and I can't tell you what that means to me.
I'd also like to say Happy 39th Wedding Anniversary to my very best friend on the entire planet. I love you forever David :icongrumpysnapper: My Love My Sweet :iconloveloveplz:
And so to many of my other friends. If you don't know these people yet, please do go and visit them. There are many friends missing because I couldn't find a face shot in your galleries - I did try and I'm sorry
David :icongrumpysnapper: &
Having a Rant:iconromaniaflagplz: :iconslovakiaflagplz: :iconaustraliaplz: :iconswitzerlandflagplz: :iconswedenflagplz: :iconserbiaflagplz: :iconukraineflagplz: :iconbrazilflagplz: :icongreeceflagplz: :iconbelarusflagplz: :iconcyprusflagplz: :iconarmeniaflagplz: :iconromanianflagplz: :icongermanflagplz:More Like This
Well, you've never seen me rant before, but here goes. Wht the... why do ppl wrte shizz on there prfile pg's & in they're commint's?
How easy was that to read? Try putting it into a translator and translate it into another language!!!!! This (dA), and so many others like it, is an International Forum. Don't we owe a little respect and consideration to those without E
Well, hello there.Hello! As of today, I am your shiny new Vector Gallery volunteer. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Leo, I'm 27 (though I actually forgot my age momuntarily while writing this) and I live in sunny (well, it is at the moment) England, with AwsumZ, who I married a year ago - first anniversary is on SundayMore Like This
My favourite colours are pink and black, as you can see by this groovy skin created for me by this awesome dude VSConcepts, followed by violet, and my favourite season is autumn (which other areas of the world call 'fall'.) I enjoy parentheses. I like grapes - red, not green. I'm vegetarian, and am absolutely thrilled that M&S (not to be confused with S&M) have recently started doing jelly (that's jello to you folk over the water) that is not made with gelatine, and therefore I can eat it. And it's yummy.
I'm a fan of fantasy horses and unicorns, and I own a rather lovely one, made by UnicornReality :
Her name is Sparkles I have
Adobe Master Class: IllustratorOn the 27th December 2012, my book Adobe Master Class: Illustrator will be published! Published by Adobe Press/Peachpit... I'm so excitedMore Like This
Here's a description of the book:
This beautiful art showcase book from Adobe Press features 30 established and emerging Illustrator artists, their masterful work, and tutorials demonstrating their techniques for using Adobe Illustrator. Curated by one of Adobe's and the Illustrator community's premiere Illustrator mavens, Sharon Milne, this book features an inspiring collection of innovative Illustrator artists and their amazing artwork. The illustrations represent a mix of techniques and styles and are field-defining works that demonstrate technical excellence and awe-inspiring aesthetics. Readers will also appreciate the artists commentary about their inspiration and philosophy about their art. In addition to the art showcase, this book includes several tutorial projects that teach techniques for working in Il
Bi-Weekly Vector Community UpdateHello, Reldi here Here's the bi-weekly update on what is going on around deviantART in terms of vectorMore Like This
Please see the box on the front page for any gallery rules, and how to join the group.
Divided Collab 16, hosted by vexelove - sign up for your piece now
Vexel & Vector Contest, theme of outer space, hosted by vexelove
Vector CR Update - October 2012
September Vector DDs
[New] Vector Points Commissions offered by nicole-m-scott
[Bullet; Blue] Vector/Vexel Christmas Special offered by TheLastHuzzah
[Bullet; Blue] Vector/Vexel Portraits offered by caffeinesoup
If you kn
The LOL Corner #127The LOL CornerMore 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.
dAmnIt! has reached over 75,000 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 deshrubber with suggested dAmnIt! quotes to go into the next edition. Please make sure that the quote has already been submitted and approved to dAmnIt! and that you give the quote number in your note.
The Last 10 Editions:
And the ultimate fighter is...The winner of TheEpics Championship 2012, and now holding the title of the ultimate fighter is:More Like This
Round 5: H.C. Andersen:
Round 4: Shoes:
Round 3: Summer:
Round 2: Cocktail:
Round 1: Zombie:
Round 5: H.C. Andersen:
Round 4: Bags:
Round 3: Winter:
Round 2: Dinner:
Round 1: Dragon:
Round 5: Brothers Grimm:
Snow white by Sophia-M
Round 4: Shoes:
Mermaid's dream by Sophia-M
Round 3: Spring:
spring spirit by Sophia-M
Round 2: Cake:
sugar rush by Sophia-M
Round 1: Vampire:
Bored Vampire by Sophia-M
Round 5: Brothers Grimm:
Cinderella by Zloy-Caleb
Round 4: Bags:
Fashion BAG by Zloy-Caleb
Round 3: Fall:
Odyssey II with Clive BarkerFAQMore Like This
Collaborate, Publish, Write & Illustrate
CliveBarker starts us off with the Prologue for Odyssey II and selects the submissions for the final books. The ultimate creative challenge to produce the ultimate deviantART book.
All Guided with the Spectral Hand of Clive Barker.
Every Friday Lit submissions for the current chapter close - Chosen chapter revealed
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital What is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital?More Like This
"St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Families never pay St. Jude for treatment and St. Jude covers the cost of food, travel and lodging for patients and a family member.
St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude -- research that is shared freely with the global medical community."
How much of the money will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital?
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will receive 100% of all the profits of t
#SixWordStories Feature: July 30 - August 13A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.More Like This
In our feature articles, we will be showcasing selections of the wonderful six word stories submitted to our bi-weekly word and theme prompts. New bi-weekly prompts will also be announced here.
Word Prompt: Garden
Garden of Paradise by kidatheart3 Thorns by nosugarjustanger The Beginning by CindyJade The First Pig by tonepainter Word Prompt: Garden by SweetsAndCharades Secret Garden? by samoholic Word Prompt: Garden by SweetsAndCharades
#SixWordStories Feature: August 13 - August 27A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.More Like This
In our feature articles, we will be showcasing selections of the wonderful six word stories submitted to our bi-weekly word and theme prompts. New bi-weekly prompts will also be announced here.
Word Prompt: Intimidate
Leave Them Kids Alone by SurrealCachinnation Intimidate by CindyJade Challenges by nosugarjustanger Word Prompt: Intimidate by SweetsAndCharades
Theme Prompt: Tread Lightly
Free Icons UPDATE !THEY ARE Free Icons ; u ; Feel free to use !More Like This
Princess Bubblegum :
Princess Bubblegum (13 years old ) :
Prince Gumball :
Marceline ( Young ) :
Marshall Lee :
Marshall Lee ( Young ) :
Breakfast Princess :
Flame Princess : Flame Princess - Free icon ! by natto-nguyen
Lumpy Space Princess : Lumpy Space Princess - Free icon ! by natto-nguyen
Engagement Ring Princess :
Lady Rainicorn (human) : Lady Rainicorn human - Free icon ! by natto-nguyen
Cotton Candy Princess : Cotton Candy Princess - Free icon ! by natto-nguyen
Smaller dA thumbnail scriptWant to get rid of the absolutely horrendous recent dA update of ugly, massive, unorganized, unprofessional thumbnails that I turned off beta to escape from but IT SOMEHOW STILL FOUND ME???More Like This
Just install this amazing new browser script written by rotane, which not only shrinks the thumbnails back to a reasonable size, but also gets rid of the awkward light-background problem for wide deviations.
THANKS rotane!!!! Please +fave and spread it around if you like it!
http://sta.sh/01su5fzrjpba LOOK HOW EVEN WORSE DEVIANTART.COM MAIN PAGE LOOKS ON A NON-PREMIUM
STOP, THIEF!!(Edit: Over 160,000 people have read this Journal entry already, so don't miss it!)More Like This
Ha ha ha, best headline ever.
Good, you opened this journal. Don't worry, no art theft shenanigans have transpired that triggered this entry. I merely want to share my thoughts on "ripping off" and "originality" with you, both as an artist and novelist who's been on the Internet for 12 years.
This is not a rant - it's strictly comical, but also educational. I'm known for my laid-back, funny and matter-of-fact attitude
I'll give you a different point of view today, because if there is something I despise more than art theft, it's people accusing others of it. Anti art theft ninjas, also known as: people who have likely not had enough science in school. They often have no compelling evidence. They often have wrong evidence (even worse). They often do it on a whim, a feeling. And they rarely do it silently, rampaging publicly instead, thus driving a witch hunt.
First of all, let me tell you something th
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem
Menagerie of Literature Contests: Updated 5/2 Literature Contests and Contests That Accept Literature!More Like This
Don't forget this exists. Now you can get straight to work on those contest entries.
Last Time Posted: 3/8
January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December | Critique Contests | Unspecified
Space saving is fun.
Machine Spirits Contest [1,500 Word Minimum] (May 10th)
Devious Journal EntryThought I'd update my journal...More Like This
I'm sorry I've been away awhile guys D: but I'm drawing/ uploading again and other things too, Just been busy alot lately.
I hope you all have been doing good. *'s all*
A new suikoden game is coming! :DKonami has spoken out at TGS that a new spin off Suikoden title is on the way! Like Tierkries it's in another world, it probably will not have a battle system like the main series or tierkreis and will most likely be different. (Just my thought, different world, different things. You know?)More Like This
It sounds like Tri Ace, who are known for having lot's of characters in their games (Radiata stories, Valkyrie Profile) Will be helping (Or helped) create this game along with the head director who made tierkreis.
I'm so excited!
But OMG I posted my response on suikosource and this rude person named tiki is being such a jerk about it!
Requests, Closed *update*Ok the Requests are now closed but will be opened again after I've done these:More Like This
1. :iconmrsnahvalo1990: Kusiana - Ref http://mrsnahvalo1990.deviantart.com/art/kusiana-254454143 - 25% complete
2. :iconCamunon: Static - Ref's http://camunon.deviantart.com/art/Static-LP-Reference-Sheet-196038656 http://cherished-flower.deviantart.com/art/RQ-Static-202861305 - Pose http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs31/f/2008/219/e/c/Super_Sonic_by_Zero20_2.jpg - 0% complete
3. :iconMatsuri212: Sukiyaki - Ref http://matsuri212.deviantart.com/art/Sukiyaki-262963146?q=gallery%3AMatsuri212%2F28545960&qo=17&catpath=&order=0&offset=17 - 0% complete
4. :iconAqua-Frost: Target - Ref's http://aqua-frost.deviantart.com/art/Target-New-OC-Sketch-192444224?q=gallery%3Aaqua-frost%2F12793658&qo=10 http://aqua-frost.deviantart.com/art/Moar-Target-Sketches-192445521?q=gallery%3Aaqua-frost%2F12793658&qo=9 http://aqua-frost.deviantart.com/art/Target-Animation-267601139?q=gallery%3Aaqua-frost%2F12793658&qo=0 - 0% complete
EVERYBODY, READ THIS!I'm tired!More Like This
I want back to go with you all .. I need apollo ... I need inspiration, I want everyone who knows me and love me, I apollo, tell me I can do it!
I know that if I talk to my parents can do to let me use the computer again!
I need inspiration of all!
<filler>I know some artists don't like hit & run favorites, and I'm guilty. That being said, I apologize in advance if it annoys you. There're too many good artists out there, too many comments I'd have to write and my Deviations list would skyrocket.More Like This
So, let me say thank you for the wonderful art. If you just got a bunch of notifications of my favs, I have just discovered your art gallery and spent a happy while going through it seeing brand new styles and arts. If it was just one or two, then some new piece won my heart or a piece I'd been glancing at for a while finally won me over.
I favorite art that makes me feel strong emotions. I favorite art that just looks amazing. I favorite art that features things I love. If I have favorited something you posted, my deepest thanks for sharing your art with the world and with me.
(PS - And for llama trading, no need to thank, just re-llama.
What the hey xDOnly a little while left so i thought I'd use it anyway...More Like This
(is still working on art and commission) bleh long day tomorrow *scurries to my box and works*
SnowMy dad works for this lawn care place and in the winter they shovel snow for companies and stuff, and this year they are short on men. So my father asked me if I was interested and it's 15 dollars an hour!More Like This
So, I said yes cause I need money! I have to go to sleep for a while, it's 9 pm and we have to go at 3 am! If it goes well, I can do this every time it snows like crazy! I'm up for almost anything!
Hell, I'll even kiss a girl for some money. But nothing past that of course! O_e
It's Free Premium Membership Day!Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving every deviantART member an all-access Premium Membership pass!More Like This
Here's the deal!
Your username's symbol might look the same, but your account has been granted all the privileges of a Premium Member! Think of the day as an open house -- stop by, grab a cookie, and check out the features and goodies your Premium Membership has to offer.
For today only -- from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time on January 19th -- all deviants can enjoy:
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. (Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over -- until it is edited.)
Dealing with haters :3I can't stand the immaturity of those people who say "EEEEW GAY!" or "YUCK! YAOI" into my works. If you don't like it then DON'T VIEW IT. CAN'T YOU SEE THE MATURITY TAGS AND THE WARNING CAPTIONS? It makes me want to pull out a gun and shoot their heads off. >_More Like This
appearantly i now own a catWell my dad came back today ... and he brought a long a companion ... a cat ... XD anyways ... so now i own a cat... x3More Like This
on a side note i now have Saints Row 3 on PC ... never been so addicted to beating people upside the head with a giant Dildo ... yes i said it ... so ? we are all mature here aren't we
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseStreet PhotographyMore Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
When a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or
herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.
If the subject is posed by the photographer, the body pulled and prodded into the desired angles,
the facial expression “directed”, it is the photographer who is intending to communicate a message.
In either case, posing or posed, there is undeniably something “false” in the representation.
PE: Literature Critique TipsAs part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.More Like This
Today we are looking at the Literature gallery, with our Top Tips.
Before you start
READ the piece all the way through.
Read it again, making notes of what you would like to point out in your critique.
Stay Objective- you are critiquing the piece not the person.
These tips are areas which aren't just necessary in critiquing others' work, but also when self-critiquing your own writing. This is one person's suggestions and I welcome any further tips in addition.
A good opening. The opening to any form of writing doesn't necessarily need to involve a physical explosion, but it needs to have an initial hook; something to entice the reader in. It needs to be clear, something that
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...More Like This
52 Week Six Word Story Challenge! - In ConclusionSixWordStories has teamed up with theWrittenRevolution to present to the literature community a project that will question what it really means to be a writer.More Like This
We have reached both the end of the project and the year after 52 intense weeks of 52 challenges that we hope have been effective in spurring on writers' creativity and imagination with the creation of these six word stories.
For the last and final time, this is what the community has come up with for last week's six word story challenge:
Write a six word story about writing a six word story. Describe to us how it has been this year!
~ Suggested by Zophirus
Six Word Story by RandyPandy 52 Week - SWS by Reichieru-Uchiha Six word story, huh by amIdeadnow The Writer's Process by FreeSpiritedHizoku SWS 52 - A six word story by openbookworm Contest Entry: 2011 by ulyferal Our Year of Six Words by Queenie7 New Story by Missvirginia Week 52: Recursive by RayvenWorks :thumb277012345
BleedersofInk Presents: What Would You Do?UPDATEMore Like This
Hey guys Just thought I'd let you know, please please pretty please don't submit into the feature folder. We have plenty of other folders for you to submit to, okay? Also, there is one entry to the contest so far, where are you all?!
Anyway, we still need prizes and judges. Please and thankyou!
It's contest time on the BleedersofInk home front. I've been promising one for a while and so BAM here is it
What would you do and what would you say?
How would you feel in every possible way?
How does the sun rise and how does it set?
What was it like for you when we first met?
Things are never the same when you meet someone who is destined to be in your life forever, and so this contest focuses on how you met the person who’s had the biggest impact on your life. It could be about meeting someone who helped you realise your full potential, someone who told you they loved you, maybe a hobo who lives at the end of your street who makes a differenc
Six Word Story Contest - 7 3Mo.Subs to be won!A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.More Like This
As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too! Whether you are a digital artist, photographer, or something else entirely, if you can string six words together into a story, this is the place to be!
So getting to the point of this article, we are kickstarting this year with a six word story contest! We have some awesome prizes and hopefully enough freedom for you to enjoy yourselves too! Please support the contest and the article so that more can join in on the fun!
10th Anniversary!That's right! The Feudal Association was founded in 2005 by author/artist, Dark Avenger, so this year is our 10 year Anniversary. :iconinuspazplz:More Like This
Our 1st term of 2015 is to begin tonight, April 1, at midnight so I hope lists are ready!
If you are not yet a member at our Main Yahoo Group, where all the nominating and voting takes place, it's easy to join. Just go here; https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FeudalAssociation/info , and sign up. :iconinuwinkplz:
Come on in, take part and have fun!
Ready... Set... GO!!!Welcome members of the Feudal Association to the October 2014 FA Awards term! Starting immediately, midnight eastern time of October 1st, 2014. Dust off your nominations and get them submitted before 1159pm eastern time on October 15th, 2014. Help support your favorite authors and artists with your nominations.More Like This
We appreciate your continued support!
The FA Mods!
COMMISSION CLOSEI know it's a bit sudden but this is kinda urgent sorry guys ;A:, I am currently working on some sketches for silverprovidence comic commission,More Like This
I work slowly but surely, But! I won't let a commission get pass 3 months, so remind me if i did
First paid First serve^^ you have to pay first before i'll go working on your commission
No Hentais, No extreme Yaoi/ Yuri
Yaoi/ Yuri is accepted if the characters are; holding hands, hugging, running together Jumping together, walking together, dancing together, singing together, fighting, smiling eating
I will only accept Yaoi/Yuri with kissing if the anime or show was originally in that genre, e.g. Gravitation, Kyou kara Ma
Thank yous and HellosHello everyone!More Like This
I hope everyone is doing well!
I really must apologize for how long it takes me to answer messages D:
I do always answer them though, so prepare yourselves lol
First of all, I want to thank you guys for all the Birthday wishes I got ( like I said takes me a while )
I had a nice day and I actually breathed in helium for the first time, and killed myself laughing XD
I also want to thank inuyashaloverr for gifting me with a 3 month membership <3
Its a pleasure for me to have my art used for Awards
I happy you liked them enough to use them! Thank you again
I also hope you all had a lovely Christmas or enjoyed whatever Holiday you celebrate
I hope you all have a really fantastic 2015 <3
Oh! Also, does anyone have a resolution for this year?
Normally I cant think of one....however, this year I came up with something!
Have you ever seen the movie Yes Man? Well, thats my resolution lol
My SAD keeps me from a
I'm back!Hi everyone! ^-^ How are you all?More Like This
I'm so sorry for my lack of activity here lately... Things were just really crazy and my computer was having all kind of problems... >.< I also want to thank my commissioners for the patience, especially because I was not patient with this situation. T.T I was really upset for being late and for not being able to solve the problems with my computer sooner... In the end, I had to buy a new internet connection and a new monitor. The good news is that everything is working now and I'm feeling incredibly relieved.
Also, I want to say thank you so much to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday! I love you all!
Today I'll also accept some new commission slots to help me pay for the extra repairs in my computer, so commissions are open now. ^-^ If you're interested you can read the rules and prices here: http://fav.me/d4ud55q Just please keep in mind that my current commissions are my priority right now, so I'll only s
Thank You, hesxmyxinu!A bit late as RL took me over a bit, but would like to thank :iconhesxmyxinu: for allowing us the use of her awesome artwork in the making of this past terms FA Awards.More Like This
So Thank You very much hesxmyxinu for supporting us in allowing the use of your beautiful works... it is so very much appreciated!
Commissions CLOSEDCommissions are now closed. I still have to answer some notes and I'll reply them in some hours or tomorrow. <3 Thank you so much, everyone!More Like This
- Payment is in the form of USD (U.S. American Dollars) through PayPal only.
- I can draw anime style, fanart, fanart pairings, original characters, etc. You can look at my gallery for examples of what I can draw.
- I will not draw: nudity, porn, complex machinery/mecha, excessive violence, Animals.
- I will not draw Sesshoumaru or Kikyou, from Inuyasha (I prefer not to draw these characters in commissions right now. ^-^).
- You do not claim the commissioned image as your own work.
- The commission is to be used for personal purposes only (not commercial).
- I have the right to refuse any commission in case I don't feel comfortable about it.
- If I can't complete your commissi
Polls Up! \0/As nominations are now closed, polls are up and awaiting you votes and set to automatically close May 10, 2014.More Like This
Happy Voting , and Thank You much for your continued support! :iconinuloveplz:
commission rates and stuff XDCommission open (under heavy work overload atm , so delivery of finished pic could take a week to a month)More Like This
Add me and my bro on facebook facebook
like my fb artpage Fb art page
Here are the rates i decided (or stole from a friend of mine ) , these rates are not final , its just for an idea , i will decide the rates after i get and
Members, guess what time it is!?Nominations start April 1! :iconinuloveplz:More Like This
Nominations for the April, 2014 Feudal Association Awards will run from April 1st at midnight Eastern Time until 11:59 pm on April 15th.
Nominations will be screened and once approved will be available on our website- http://feudal.fav.cc/nominations/current-nominees/
Once all nominations have been approved and posted to the site, polls will go up and run for 14 days. Barring any tie-breakers, winners will be notified shortly after the polls close. Please make sure to follow the guidelines for submissions as well as looking over the past winners and ineligible lists.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact any of the administrators for assistance.
Good Luck with the nominations!!!
The FA Mods