February ContestOkay. Time for another contest! This time, the theme is February. Not necessarily Valentine's Day. Let's have some fun, and choose historical views of the holiday. From Wikipedia:More Like This
The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 (full moon) in the old lunar Roman calendar. January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar, since the Romans originally considered winter a monthless period. They were added by Numa Pompilius about 713 BC. February remained the last month of the calendar year until the time of the decemvirs (c. 450 BC), when it became the second month. At certain intervals February was truncated to 23 or 24 days, and a 27-day intercalary month, Intercalaris, was inserted immediately after February to realign the year with the seasons.
Under the reforms that instituted the Julian calendar, Intercalaris was abolished, leap years occurred regularl
Site Update: Bug Fixes, Art CreationMore Like This
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.
When a deviant submits multiple deviations close together, they will now be grouped on the Watch Feed. Changed by helloandre
In last week's Site Update, we mentioned that under certain circumstances, literature and Journal deviations could end up in a partially submitted state, creating a deviation page and duplicate Sta.sh item without sending a Message Center notification. The affected deviations have since been repaired. Fixed by inazar
The sidebar of the Journal Portal was overlaying on top of the site header. Fixed by trezoid
Give the Gift of Art Challenge WinnersThe Give the Gift of Art Challenge winners are in! See the winning pieces and the thoughtful gifts they represent.More Like This
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Wacom and DeviantArt challenged you visualize and depict the art of giving, and our community responded with breathtaking generosity. Three esteemed artists from the community—TsaoShin, DestinyBlue, and DavidRapozaArt—studied every semi-finalist entry with the difficult job of choosing three standout winners, and we're proud to announce the winners are in!
The three pieces below stole our judges' hearts with their representations o
Dracula Untold Billboard ContestWe're challenging you to illustrate one of Vlad's monumental transformations—either into a flock of bats or into the vampire Dracula.More Like This
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Transform Vlad the Impaler!
Dracula Untold paints a new picture of the Dracula we know and fear, providing an original twist on the emotional story of transformation and immeasurab
Thank youI want to thank everyone for all the favs and wonderful comments, for being such good friends. You all make my days wonderful.More Like This
If I don't respond to a comment quickly that means I'm at home either doing chores (Will they ever go away? No don't answer that), doing needlework. Or I'm actually working (sigh).
I really wish I had more free time to wander through all your great galleries. I'm constantly finding so many wonderful fractal artists on DA!
I've decided to do something different with MB3D (well it's different to me ). I (like so many) really like AmazingSurf and AmazingSurf2. I decided to go through and see what I could come up with using one of those (probably 2) with every other formula there. It gives me a path to walk (or stumble on since I'm still learning so much about MB3D).
We'll see what (if anything) I come up with.
Again thank you all and if I only make it to your gallery every so often it's definitely not because I don