Deviantart - Behind the smokeThe huge drama and anger about the price change is understandable.More Like This
But, had they bothered to communicate to the general membership a reason and need to increase revenue, as well as implemented a smaller change, alittle bit of warning would have saved everyone a LOT of trouble.
Yes they could have easily hosted a donations fund, fundraiser or something of that sort, bot by making somewhat affordable things now unaffordable for most. But if you take a closer look it is a impossible thing to do.. I guess?
1. The price has never changed before, it was $29.95 for longer than I have been on this site (10-12 years), it hasn't changed for inflation or any other reason.
2. DeviantArt needs to generate revenue, whether they're right to do it by a price increase here or not is yet to be seen. They are however in need of funds as they are struggling, as evidenced by the cutting of 50% of the paid staff. They're not being greedy, they're broke.
Also, if the website is in danger of fa
Dear deviantART...I am refusing to use the rebranded name because, I'm annoyed about the rebrand. I'm annoyed about your direction, your lack of focus in key areas and your lack of communication. I said I'd never be a bitter former staff member, but it seems that I am.More Like This
Last year you spent a lot of money on a rebrand, this year you've cut 50% of your work force, entire departments have been decimated and peoples lives have been thrown upside down without notice. But you never really communicated to anyone why. You still don't, you're not telling the community what's happening and that's only going to hurt you. People will see that helpdesk tickets take longer to get a response, people see that lots of people are no longer staff and you're not letting them know why. You know that people have a belief that the site is dying, you're only furthering it right now. How much of a better state would the site be in if the rebrand hadn't happened? Would I and the rest of the people that lost our jobs without notic
How dA makes me cryI have been to dA for less then 2 years. I´ve always loved it. I still am- I have to say that and that´s because of the people on here. I´ve made so many friends I would never have met without this place. It just makes me feel good.More Like This
Also I´ve learned a lot through this site- especially about art, but not only. I can browse dA for hours and just feel at home- more then on google images or tumblr or anything else.
Without dA I would never have pursued digital art- probably. Not to speak of the things I´v learned about html and CSS- never thought I would know this sort of thing one day as I really wasn´t good with PCs as a kid. And this is where the problem starts already:
How am I going to sell to my parents that I´m going to spend twice as much on my pm (no hang on... cm) to be able to use the coding enviornment of DA without getting any more out of it?
That´s a medium problem.
The new status symbol thingys (really? Orange-white? This is a p
NEW DA PRICE GUID.. No longer report art theif,!!!Now I feel like a Failure ;-; why the F ?? I liked the starMore Like This
EDIT: they have now also changed the prices for a PM.. =/ normal 3 month used to be around 300 points .. now they are 1,500 points or so..
made one of my friends deactivate because of this.. =/ I hope they don't change other things...
I really dislike this.. I may just move to fa and facebook T_T if they keep this up
DA HUB IS BROKE ATM DO NOT USE IT!! same with the other such.. they are broken and wont work for a little bit
PRICE GUID FOR THE NEW DA ;-;
$15 or 1200 for 3 months
$50 or 4000 for a year
if you're gifting membership
$5 or 400 for a month
$15 or 1200 for 3 months
$50 or 4000 for a year
yoU can no longer report art theft!!!! This is stupid
WINNER ANNOUNCED: Final Summer RaffleWINNER IS : :iconprince-shotabooty:More Like This
Thanks for dropping by :iconx-shadowed-dawn-x: to help me verify the winner.
I decided to pull the number early, since it looked like no one else was entering ; o ;
Winner will receive a chibi:
Exceptions: Human/humanoid characters only ; o ;
There will be one winner, unless the other tiers are unlocked.
I will be using random number generator to pull the number(s)
The number(s) will be drawn: 7-28-15
Best of Luck!
Commission InformationMore Like This
Head shots/Bust up: $5 (500 )
Extra Character: +$3 (300 )
Waist-up - Full Body: $10 - $15 (1000 - 1500 )
Extra Character: +$8 (800 )
FREE Chibi Drawing of your OC(closed) please no more references ;7;More Like This
thank you all for your comments ♥
Title says it all; I'm giving away a free simple chibi drawing. Its gonna be in this style:
*This is for watchers only*
All you have to do is comment fill the following form:
- OC Reference: (include a colored fullbody/chibi drawing)
- Tell me about your OC: (why u like them, their personality, etc)
You are allowed to show me up to 5 OC's of yours!
Thanks for reading!!
Commissions (open) + a big thank youFirstly, thank you everyone!More Like This
The first donation was made today to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) - thank you to everyone who's commissioned me so far.
You have made a difference to young people's lives
A quick shout out to Menstrual-Cramps who encouraged me to use Charity Navigator to make sure my charity does actually make good use of the donations.
I am now accepting full body commissions!
(Chibis closed for now).
Don't be scared of my waiting list - I like to have one always as it keeps me determined to finish commissions lol100% of proceeds will be donated to a real world charity (will rotate charities).I reserve the right to deny your request (99% because I don't think I can draw your character nicely).Turnaround will be as soon as I can (I still have a full time job but I draw re