Dedication to a New Year
December 31, 2012by techgnotic
Nuances of an Annual Ritual
Which brings us to each year’s communal celebration of the passing of our lifetimes:
New Year’s Eve
So what did you “actually get done” in the past year? How closer are you to a grand goal in life? An assessment is made and then the inevitable Step 2 of the yearly process is engaged, which is often a word for word repeat of last year’s Step 2:
The New Year’s Resolution
There seem to be two main strategies that emerge at this point of facing the New Year, a “brand new morning.” The lone wolf quietly acknowledges goals not yet reached, and is even more secretive in the “new plan.” “I’ll show them,” becomes the new privat
Pages of ArtWell tomorrow I start a new term in college and one of part of this term is that we have to produce a art journal, so for the featured I decided to do a feature of other art journals., sketchbooks and mole-skins.More Like This
Please give a few faves to your favourite ones!
journal page 1 by awakenthebride BB Pg 16 by WordsAreMyWeakness 002 by daddy-likes-men11 Art Journal pages 15-16 by somedayxTakara Good Intentions Art Journal by MelissaPolkey Art Journal Page 02 by eak-larsson Life Begins With Coffee by krissasaur BB - Page 83 by WordsAreMyWeakness :thumb351083050: I can't think of a title. by krissasaur LYFA - Page 7 by WordsAreMyWeakness BB - Page 57 by WordsAreMyWeakness RIB - Page 3 by WordsAreMyWeakness Part of Your World by ashleymasog BB - Page 87 by WordsAreMyWeakness Mr Fox is outdone by Mr Buzzard - Final by artjournist BB Pg 21 - Open by WordsAreMyWeakness a.j 4 by AndyStarfish SBP - 13 by WordsAreMyWeakness AJ4:Bad Days by Racy-Fox Great Wave - Journal by Kagira Once Upon A Dream by ashleymasog The Water Dragon by revcruz Passion by peace76 Remember When by mutableair :thumb171203341: He Laid His Mark by Figren BB Pg 15 by WordsAreMyWeakness Art Journal - November Bird by QueenofCupcakes Textbook Example of Innocence by nayruasukei Rainbow Circles by krissasaur Hurt me with the truth. by krissasaur Kindness by krissasaur :thumb3
The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED! But feel free to do it just for fun/improvement!More Like This
This was a drawing challenge from :iconSenshiStock: and :iconmostlyguystock:!
Hands and feet are pretty hard to draw. Lots of artists struggle with them! Even when other things come naturally, hands and feet can still be quite a problem. The best way to get better at drawing hands and feet is to study them!
The Challenge: Sketch or draw 50 feet AND 50 hands from reference photos or life.
Deadline: The deadline has passed for this challenge, but you can still participate and make yourself a better artist!
You can post them as one giant post, in groups, one at a time, however you want! But please make a FOLDER in your gallery and put them all in there then send me a link to the folder. (If you do one submission with ALL of them at once, then you don't need the folder.)
HOW TO QUALIFY: In order to make this a little easier for myself, please number yo
CONTEST TIME! Let the voting begin!!Dear Sherlockians!More Like This
Alright! Let us begin the voting! Just send a Note to the club with a number of the entry you want to vote for. Just ONE number, not two or three! Remember - NO VOTING FOR YOURSELF There are 9 entries in total and they're all really wonderful, so choose carefully
To all the participants: you are all awesome, and we want to wish you all good luck!!
Voting ends on the 3rd of January 2013
Be active voters, please
It's time for an art contest!
The theme is: "Ultimate Crossover". You have to draw at least three adaptations of Sherlock Holmes working together on a case.
There must be not less than 3 adaptations of SH in your picture. Meaning 3 or more.
One of the 3 (or more) adaptations has to be "canon" Holmes. As in, not based on any movie or show.
March birthdays - part 3New AnnouncementsMore Like This
Here are our members' birthdays in March !!
Go visit their pages , and wish them a HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
Fagaras Panorama by kantzorf
Wild Waterfall by patrolski
After the rain by LGimagined
Purple Iris by magnifulouschicken
A Rush of Color by MSimpsonPhotos
Goodbye Fall by undercitylights317
Primaveral by XS-Tarsier
- Spring - by Maria-92
Doesnt my camera take nice pictures by adarwen
the best spot by hatoola13
LIfe by DeclanFire
It's the most wonderful time of the year by blackpurplex
A Smaller World by kuhrissa
I'll feature 20 peopleCOMMENT and I'LL FEATURE 3 ARTS FROM YOUR GALLERY I LIKE~More Like This
I saw this from more people, so I'll do it too~
1 - :icondalmation15: -
2 - :iconzero09ike: -
3 - :icongirfan18: -
4 - :iconinvaderneek: - Heyo, Captain Jack by SterbenEdelweiss Chibi Punks-Live.Life.Loud by SterbenEdelweiss
5 - :icontaraakera: - Life of a cosplayer by TaraAkera Ready by TaraAkera Happy V-day, Kyle by TaraAkera + A bridge to nowhere by TaraAkera
6 - :iconcartoonmassacregold: - V-Day: EmiliaXMash by CartoonMassacreGold Old art: Unicorn by CartoonMassacreGold Heart Mood Ring by CartoonMassacreGold
7 - :iconember14: - All Plushies =new update= by Ember14 ..Better than I know myself.. by Ember14 ..Black Heart.. by Ember14
8 - :iconnodiel-71: - Hetalia - MMD - DenSu - Magnet by Nodiel-71 Question 2 - Ask Nyotalia Sweden by Nodiel-71 Old Winds by Nodiel-71
9 - :iconokkefac: - APH - Moonlit Pizza by Okkefac APH Norway Troll Dance by Okkefac From Iceland with love by Okkefac
10 - :iconlamouchemasquee: - :thumb200141427: :thumb270575876: :thumb250101056:
11 - :iconmiddletails: - SS gift Don't look back APH by middletails Two of a Kind APH kinda by middletails King of the Hill APH by middletails
12 - :iconsox1575: - Calm... by Sox1575 :thumb268494631
A contest it is!!Okay on the last blog entry I asked you all what you would like to see, and aboutMore Like This
99% of you said contest so lets's do it!! XD
There is not going to be much to this, just going to list a few rules.
[Bullet; Black] It has to be Jack Skellington related (duh XD)
[Bullet; Black] You are welcome to have OC's
[Bullet; Black] You must send me (aka Midnight--Comet) a note with your submission
and I will say whether or not it is appropriate for the contest and if I say yes please submit
your pic to the contest folder that I will make shortly.
[Bullet; Black] No dissing or trolling others enteries.
[Bullet; Black] It HAS to be and original piece of art, no stealing!!
[Bullet; Black] You can only submit 1 entry!!
First Place: 200 [Points]
Second Place: 100 [Points]
Third Place: 50 [Points]
COMMISSIONS - Don't comment here COMMISSIONMore Like This
aazari makes commissions (starting a 160 points)
LastCloudburst does black and white traditional commission (starting at 320 points)
Alien-Piglet is doing commissions for digital drawing and painting, also for Photomanipulation/Mixed Media (starting at 400 points)
suicidollxp has open point commissions (starting at 50 points)
sowelu92 is opening commissions (starting at 100 points)
[Bullet; Black] sahina-waya has points commissions open for bottle emotes, static emotes, animated emotes, stamps and some pixel
OTHER - Don't comment here OTHER (Art Trade, Collaboration, etc)More Like This
The-wandering-path is always up for collabs
piethein21 is okay for any kind of artisan craft
Ranarh is up for a nice collaboration
Operation-Reiki makes ad about the upcoming Artbook. Please follow this : http://operation-reiki.polldaddy.com/s/artbook-survey
kampfly loves Art Trades
Kirara-1994 is up for any collabs , requests and Trades at the moment
FeithLAuthor wants to visit her weblog : http://dpendcreative.blogspot.com/
SNIPPY: REMEMBERANCES OF THE PAST DAYOctober something, something.More Like This
Today captain declared as "REMEMBERANCES OF THE PAST DAY".
The day begun with me getting smacked with a broken laptop and yells "YOU'VE GOT MAIL!".
I tried to protest that laptops weren't attacking people in the mornings back in the past. To this, Captain declared that in fact they didn't have to, because users were so addicted to reading their daily mail facts that every morning they woke up smacking their heads on their laptops.
Then my head was treated to a barrage of empty, metal SPAM cans with words "SPAM MAIL! DODGE THE SPAM! USE FILTERS!".
With these words, captain gave me two old tennis rackets. The tennis rackets had yellow duck-tape stickers on them with words "DELETE" and "BLOCK EMAIL ADDRESS".
The spam can attack didn't end there, Pilot's job for today was hiding behind building ruins and throwing the spam cans at me at random intervals with yells of "INCREASE YOUR GENITAL SIZE!", "RUSSIAN BRIDE LOVES YOU" and "I AM NIGERIAN PRINCE WITH 56 BILL
The Google Doodle as Web IconMore Like This
The Google Doodle as Web Icon
Google homepage art I did by jimlee00
For those of you keeping current, the Google logo on the Google homepage is occasionally altered, sometimes to bring attention to an event, sometimes to celebrate famous artists and scientists on their birthdays. These clever alterations are “doodles” and they are often created by guest artists.
What meants to be a Pro?I was talking with somefriends the other day, they told me that i should quit deviantart and move to this new fresh pages were profesionals are, because deviantart was filled with kids,art wannabes and social dudes. They didnt said it as something disrespectful oe something, they were just giving me a nice advice to get more audience. But that got me thinking, this guy is really good this days his style its uniquegets top clients and stuff, but 5 years ago his art was really filled with flaws, he was one of those kids he was complaining deviant art was filled with.More Like This
That got me thinking he has a different point of view of how been a Pro means to me. For me Pro doesnt mean professional, its a short word for PROMISE. Pro artists are people that can keep a promsie, and thats really important. Its so sad when they relate Pro word to art skills, its like they draw this red line on the floor and they measure people who can get in and who gets out. When its the moment when an artist feel
Pursuit of a DreamMore Like This
Leia em Português|
Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, produc
5 Career Killers“Whatever happened to that guy? The guy that drew that thing?More Like This
Comic careers are like any other career in entertainment: if you don't stay relevant and adapt to a trend, you'll eventually peak and then bottom out. But there are more things that can help end a career. Here's a list of 5 that I've been thinking about lately.
1. SOCIAL MEDIA TAKE-DOWN
The creator does something that somehow goes viral, turning his (or her) readers against him. Bad behavior at a convention, sexual harassment online, or a semi-racist Tweet made worse by bumbling attempts to correct it. Or maybe the creator gets blamed for something innocent: innocent comments taken out of context, or involvement in a controversial project that he had no say over. Whatever the case, “social media take-downs” can harm careers, leaving a permanent black mark on your career.
I imagine this one is the most common: no matter how hard you work—and no matter how much a
Critiquing, do's and dont'sSo i almost always request critiques on my art, and i also get a lot of them too (thank you so much guys/galls) and i've noticed some critiquers have some misconceptions about critiques, their role, how to do it, etc.More Like This
Now i don't want to critique someone's critiuque, i rarely do that because people take it as being defensive about the art that is critiqued. So i'll just make this journal to hopefully inform/educate some of you about critiquing.
-If an artist requests critiques, and you have something to say about it then do use the critique widget to leave a critique. Don't critique in the comment's section though. I know some of you are more shy, but if you're bold enough to write a critique then put it in its proper place, that's what the widget is fore. This does not apply to artists who do not have a premium and can't requests critiques through the widget.
-Do read the artists comments on the artwork first. They might offer hints on what
SPLICE Create A Creature Contest WinnersAfter checking out all of the hybrid creatures that your amazing, twisted minds had to offer, the final three winners for the Splice "Create A Creature" Contest have been chosen.More Like This
We'd like to give a big THANK YOU to the director of Splice, Vincenzo Natali, for selecting the winners from the wonderful 25 Semi-Finalists and providing such thoughtful commentary. Thank you!
So what freaky, beautiful hybrid creatures came out on top? Check them out below!
Read Official Rules
This is stunning in its subtlty. A creature that I can believe in. One assumes it is embryonic, and yet its wispy umbilical chord looks severed. I would accept
ProjectPorkchop Vol187ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.More Like This
eternity by tehub india by tehub
Harisia Lucasta, departing day by Anne-annie-annet Shana by Anne-annie-annet Marchen Sound Horizon by Anne-annie-annet Kunturi - Ecuador by Anne-annie-annet
The wish by Renegraphics Crow by Renegraphics
PE: Importance of AnatomyThe importance of anatomy.More Like This
Understanding anatomy is crucial to many aspects of your art.
You'll notice that anatomy is essential for drawing. It becomes difficult to accurately draw a complex pose, or even a simple one, if you don't understand what's under all that skin or fur, or even bark. Knowing how everything fits together is important.
Once you notice where that certain muscle is, shading and form become much more accurate and more natural. Knowing why the nose and eyes fall where they do make it much easier to draw from memory, and nail that natural look you were going for.
Learning the anatomy of the subject you're going to draw is quite important, and will definitely help you on several levels.
It's also easier to drawing sequences of movement. One will know what connects to what, and how they move. What is possible, and what isn't. (Range of motion)
Drawing people and other animals can be intimidating. Once you have a solid foundation, it's much easier
Group Favorites #1More Like This
| Some of My Favorites...
These artworks were chosen from the artworks submitted to two of the groups I admin, Rising-Artists and feel-art. Hope you enjoy this selection of my recent favorites, and please consider this journal to help promote these wonderful artists~!
| Manga and Anime
Kurochii by EpicStormMage
Phishing alert. Please read and spread the word. Hello, everyone!More Like This
Please, this journal and spread the word so more people can see this.
I just got a note from honey-sempai173 telling me that someone stole my art and he/she sent a link.
I clicked on it and it showed me dA login page, but a fake one. Here it is:
Have a look at looooooong weird address in the address bar:
I didn't type username nor password, 'cos it's a fraud. If you do it by mistake, someone will be able to hack your dA account.
If you by accident get this message from honey-sempai173 or any other suspicious new deviant/or the one with no artworks in their gallery, please report them and never ever type your password in the fake login page window they re-direct you to.
Real deviantart.com login page is https://www.deviantart.com/users/login (safe to click, but won't be found if you're already logged in)
And for more info, you might wanna check PrinceJose's journal below on How to avo
Interview - Seniors Who Were Formerly CVsSenior WeekMore Like This
Today we are interviewing Seniors who have been Community Volunteers in the past
We've all wondered at some point in our DA life "what does it take to become a Senior?" And when we read the official answer on :faq29: We see that there are many reasons for it, but all of those reasons talk about a positive contribution to the community. Well, today :iconSserenita: and :iconTheGalleryOfEve: sat down with some of those former Community Volunteers who are now Senior Members, to talk to them and see how they view Seniority from their perspective. Our interviewees are :iconastralseed:, :iconmaytel:, :iconrydi1689:, :iconthiefoworld:, :icontiganusi: and :iconTommyGK:
How do you feel about Seniority in general?
This is kind of difficult to answer because I don't feel like there is any one feeling attached to seniority. Seniority is a really cool thing and I am happy to be a part of it, but I also realize that it's n
Ending Soon: LINE Webtoon Challenge League ContestMore Like This
You delayed your holiday shopping. You procrastinated on studying for finals. But this is one task you do not want to wait until last minute for!
$30,000 and Internet artistic fame wait for you! All you have to do is enter your own original comic to the webtoons portal. Time is running out to enter. So grab whatever is close to you—a pen, marker, paintbrush, or your little brother, and get drawing!!!
This contest is solely sponsored and administered by NAVER Corp. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The contest ends as of Jan. 25, 2015. To participate in the contest and to read Official Rules, visit: www.webtoons.com/c
The Hood Cult!And it just keeps growingMore Like This
This is all bellchilds fault XD
:thumb159918646:Rofl by MegMcMuffinHoodie ID by deshrubberAll The Cool Kids Are Doing It by martypunkerMN Hoodie ID Meme by sine-outNinja by ananasjihad
MN_Gangstahz by mackattack23:thumb159948711:FELLA by NarfmasterOpalMist Hoodie by OpalMist:thumb159985391:Evil Hoodie by dxdHurro by leaf-loverI'm really hot by dammitMELOh noes by CaektiemsHood Cult by lenavvargo
:thumb159962265:In Yo' HOODie by PurpelBlurHoodie Action by ginkgografixHoodie Extreme by FionaCreatesGansta Warlock by Platinus:thumb160155532:
wtf by taenaron:thumb160155711:Hoodie Cthulu by MyntKathoodie by Nyx-ValentineBig up the hoodie massive by UnicornReality:thumb160147259:
Hoodie tiems by elicoronel16hoodie by SRaffaI'm being cool... by Pixel-SpotlightLittle Blue Ryding Hood by rydi1689
dA Member Awesomesauce!!!
Hoodie ID by teamtd11Cause by invisibledecoyYuki's Hoodie ID by YukiMizuno:thumb160162664::thumb160168187::thumb160167782:
AND MY FRINGE IS THIIIIIS LONG by Rainbow-Mist-Topaz:thumb160173526:Manly ball in the hoodie by CookiemagiKSOOO SHINY INSIDE by Oughter:th
Hoodie Cult 2.0We did it in 2010 and it's time to do it again!More Like This
edit 2: There wasn't as much interest as the last time, so I will officially 'close' this at the end of November. Until then you can still send me your hoodie pics and I shall add them here as well.
edit: We need more hoodies! So where is your entry??
Don't be so shy. And you can hide your face if you want, that's ok.
A while ago Nyx-Valentine and I decided that we need to do it again. Grab any hoodie near you (if you don't have something use any other kind of head covering or be creative) and get your photo done!
Let's see if we can beat the amount of 82 entries from last time.
What are you waiting for?
The Hoodie Collection (30)
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
Keep Talking.Let's keep talking.More Like This
The various journals and other tributes to Robin Williams over the past few days have sparked discussion about mental illness throughout the deviantART community, and this is wonderful because talking to one another is how we begin to strategize how we can address these problems together. Moreover, talking keeps us connected and grounded. No one has to be an island here.
Let's keep talking. Here is some more information about mental illness.
Mental illness is pervasive.
Did you know that, according to the US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 1 in 4 people will experience some sort of mental health concern at some point during their lifetimes? Moreover, did you know that 8-10% of Americans are suffering from diagnosable depression right now?? That means everyone-- you, your parents, your children, your friends, your teachers and colleagues-- is at risk for these incapacitating diseases.
New Contest: 'A Candle in the Darkness'image from depositphotos.comMore Like This
Introducing a new written and visual art competition . . .
The members and administrators of mental-health are pleased to announce our first contest:
A Candle in the Darkness
This contest is open to everyone on DeviantArt. The focus of the contest is on things that help us overcome difficulties or dark times, and anyone can participate. What is your candle in the darkness? What helps you pull through?
Our group is about promoting wellness at the mental, physical, and spiritual level for all people. While we do have articles and features about mental health specifically, other articles focus on coping with stress, being true to yourself, overcoming obstacles, dealing with others' negativity, and other empowering topics. Our tagline is, "Awareness and Empowerment," and we aim to help diffuse stigma through education. You do not have to have a mental illness to p
Robin Williams - Light out of DarkI originally wrote and posted this elsewhere, but I just need to post it here too and expand on it a bit. This is the only place where I'd publicly go this deep.More Like This
Robin Williams made light for the whole world out of his own personal darkness. He is irreplaceable. People like him are a true gift to life and often paying dearly for it, sometimes the ultimate price. That fact about him was not a secret.
It's deeply profound and sad when someone who caused so much joy for so many people for so long is suddenly just gone, let alone the ultimate circumstances thereof.
It is often wondered 'How can someone this funny be so sad?', or the other way around. You know how people like to refer to sad clowns without thinking any further than just this attempt at making an ironic statement.
Often enough the sad truth is that someone is as great at making people laugh as he or she is because he or she are deeply sad or depressed or otherwise very troubled on the inside. Maybe bringing joy to others is
It's time to raise our voicesMore Like This
Check out this brilliant tribute to Robin Williams, painted by Yuuza!!
On the lethality of mental illness
We were saddened deeply today to hear that Robin Williams appears to have taken his own life. He was a brilliant, creative mind and a voice for humanity.
I've seen a lot of tributes to him over the past hour or so. Many people have posted clips of his work, quotes, and favorite memories. That's great; it's how we honor someone. But, somehow I feel like we're missing the point.
The point is . . . it's not fucking funny.
EDIT: I am not saying that people are making fun of Robin Williams' death. I am saying that some (not all) people are ignoring the cause of it.
Reports have it that Mr. Williams suffered from depression and possible drug/alcohol abuse. I've also read that he had bipolar disorder. Regardless, what plagued him was lethal, and it plagues so many other human beings acro
Hacker Alert!!!I heard this from :iconpseudorider050: that there is a hacker going around and so, I'm gonna help in the warnings.More Like This
Here's what pseudorider050 said:
There is a hacker going around on DA and already hacked These pages
I could be the next, or you so be careful.
Spread the word!
I heard that there is a hacker going around on Da and hacking people.
I could be the next, or you so be careful.
The hacker does penis pictures around in the account page and writes in journals: "I hate you all, go die" And he/she also remove all your watches.
If this happens to me, then you know that isn't me. I write this journal to warn everyone here. Write it yourself on your Page. I think the hackers will not have more fun with hacking you if you and your watchers already know what could happen."
I would have to agree. Write down everyone that you watch so, if this happens to you, you can put them all right back into your Watch List.
I'm not that pop
The New deviantART CommentsImproving Communication on deviantARTMore Like This
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. Today, 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.
A Creative Approach to Conversation
Sta.sh Writer has been integrated into comments on deviantART in the form of the new "Add Media" button. As you may know, Sta.sh Writer allows rich text editing of literature and journal deviations on deviantART, and we are excited to expand this functionality to more areas of the site.
Add formatting to comments with the formatting toolbar!The Emoticons tab of the sidebar gives you access to official emoticons, as well as community-created emoticons in the Chat-Friendly Emotes category.
NEW Contest?Spring happyWieder mal geht es um die Frage wo jetzt ehh bald alle Osterferien haben um einen contest,also machen wir nen WB,dieses mal is das Thema simpelMore Like This
Thema :Spring Happy
Aufgabe:Man zeichnet ein beliebiges Bild wo man eindeutig erkennen kann,dass es frühling ist oder man zeigt ein Bild von nem anderen jahr her ,dass das zeigt oder kann.
-ob es was einfaches ist oder ein blumiger mandala ist euch überlassen.
Ihr habt bis Ende April Zeit ein Bild zu zeigen oder zu machen.
Wer will preise geben??Machen?In erster linie könnte ich soo dumm sein udn sagen die 3 gewinner oder 5 bekommen jeweil ne Osterschlussverkauf schokopackung zusätzlich zu den anderen preisen,aber mal davon abgesehen,dass ich das shipping vermeiden will bleibt es wohl oder übel bei normalen preisen,die 80% aller contest haben.
Regeln:es muss mit der jahreszeit zu tun haben,wenn ihr Fotos zeigen wollt,is das auch ok.
-wenn ich drauf komme,dass das foto nur faul von irgendeinem heft gescannt wurde oder ein Fake ist ,wird es nicht
FEBRUARY CONTEST!So the Most Prized Possession Contest is currently under way! Its a joint effort between me and Mia of http://naked-in-the-rain.deviantart.comMore Like This
Its going on through february.
Its got a giant point prize for the top 3 oh and features of course!
Its super cool
One entry per deviant!
the entry must have your most prized possession as your subject. The medium can be photography/Digital/traditional art.
Favorite this journal and the journal below and spread it around!
Submit your deviation, and in the artists comments put a link to that journal right there^
Please send a note to me and Mia so we can keep things organized and such!
Me and Mia will be judging based on Creativity/Concept/ and Quality!
Pretty simple and awesome huh?
Your Most Prized Possession Contest +100 points GVHello, sweeties!More Like This
This is the official journal for
Your Most Prized Possession Contest
Contest deadline: 1st March,2013
K1ntar and naked-in-the-rain
A little explanation of the subject:
The subject of this contest is about your most prized possession.
It doesn't have to be something expensive, it can be anything you love and cherish; something that has a great value for you.
It could be an object, a memory, a person, a pet, or a simple smile... basically anything you find very valuable.
Here are some photography examples to get your creative juices flowing:
This contest allows media such as:
How to participate?
In order to participate you only have to this journal.
Post your entry to deviantart, link back to this journal entry in the artists comments, and send me a note with the su
Fan CharactersSometimes they can be good, but most of the time they can be very bad. Mostly because they're either overpowered Mary Sues, self-inserts, they just don't fit in the setting of the series they're supposed to be in, or they use an already established character as a base. These are things you do not do when creating a character.More Like This
Examples of these are usually found in really popular fandoms like Naruto and Bleach. I'm pretty sure anyone and everyone who likes those series have come across the Mary Sue fan characters Matsuri Uchiha and Marise Asahina at some point or another. What's worse is that these characters popular for no reason. How could these fan characters be so popular to the point that there are fangroups for them for absolutely no reason? Then again, we do live in a world where One Direction, Twilight, Fairy Tail, and My Little Pony are popular, so the standards are very low when it comes to knowing what's r
Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday!It's our 12th Birthday!More Like This
Posted August 7th, 2012 by $Ayame-Kenoshi
Today, August 7th, 2012, marks 12 years since deviantART's creation - aka, it's our 12th birthday! In the last 12 years, we, as a community, have grown by leaps and bounds, fostered creative thought and dialogue, and submitted a lot of artwork - over 220 million deviations. It's with great honor and pleasure that we invite you to party with us as we toast to another devious year of art!
Introducing the First Ever Creative Grants Recipients!
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program - a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended, and from the over 500 applicat
Be My Valentine Art Exchange!Valentine's Day ExchangeMore Like This
Send Your Valentine
It's time to get out the glitter and glue, candy hearts and flowers, because Valentine's Day is here!
The Valentine Exchange is here! We asked you to create valentines and submit them to the Be My Valentine category. Now, it's time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! Starting today through February 16th, the "Send a Valentine" button has been activated on deviations in the
Be My Valentine category, so you can send your custom creations and valentines made by others. Love is in the air!
HOW IT WORKS
Aw Come On DA is this your April Fool's Gag?Well if you look up at the top of your page near the Shop DA has a new sign it's called Deviantheart you go in click a few really lame choices and they match you up to supposable someone that is your match well I switch it up and to the same person twice and I ask for a male ended up with a female but still lame Fools gag ever. Very disappointed if it is DA's Gag :iconanimefallplz:More Like This
What you miss when you don't watch TV...Okay, so because I have been too busy with university, I barely watch TV anymore. So, I found out pretty late about the Sandy Hook Massacre from earlier today. I swear, this has to be THE worst school shooting that I have ever heard of. I feel extremely bad for the families of all of the victims, especially the children.More Like This
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
Well, Long Time No See!Well, long time no see.More Like This
Can you believe it has been well over 3 years since Apol and I (Indeah) last updated? I can barely believe it myself. However, life is beautiful and has captured the attention of your Sonic-loving artists. Please, don’t get too excited that we can devote as much time as we did while we were in high school, but know that we are still drawing and finding time to indulge in our nostalgic hobby. Here is a bit of an explanation of what happened to your SonicFF creators.
Indeah went on to live her dream career as an actress and has been on stage many-a-time (including this instance) and is only now calming down from the high of musical theatre and live performance. Along the way, she met a wonderful man named Ryan—through a year-and-a-half of courtship he asked for her hand in marriage and the two have been living happily ever after with their dog, Nala. It has almost been a full year since Indeah tied-the-
This is why you (and your art) get ignored.People often get the sense of being ignored in the art-scene, especially here online. We all try so hard to get our foot in the door, it's like trying to stuff yourself in an overfull bus like a sardine in a can.More Like This
Sometimes you just want to socialize with other artists you admire and you seem to be talking into a brick wall or perhaps you've send your portfolio to a company over a dozen times and still don't even seem to get the smallest response or feedback. I will try and tell you WHY you get ignored and HOW you can get noticed instead.
I will go through the following cases of being ignored:
Do know, that even though being ignored feels very personal it's hardly ever personal at all!
Your comment(s) gets ignored.
It happens ever so often. You notice an artwork or a discussion and you weigh in with your opinion or admiration, perhaps even some feedback? T
Summer Giveaway and Updates!Updates!More Like This
Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well! It has been a very busy couple of months for me as I have just finished my 4th and final year at uni! (Studying Programming and maths, I hope I never have to study for a maths exam again )
I received so many lovely birthday messages from everyone, you guys are awesome! This summer a couple of friends and I managed to get into a game competition, Dare to Be Digital, so it's all full steam ahead for summer (we are making a Dinosaur game!).
Doj-Con this year was great, even though I had no voice everyone was so understanding and lovely to me it made battling the outside world worth it! Of course my biggest help was from the awesome :iconx-the-red-angel-x:, she has the best stickers! We were the official artists for the con this year so seeing our art on huge banners and T-Shirts etc was just amazing!
Another big thing I wanted to talk about was art theft. I'm usually not bothered with it but recen
Which Sonic Character am I? Sonic the Hedgehog:More Like This
[ ] You're one of the fastest of all of your friends. (GODNO)
[x] You're willing to help anyone when they need it, no matter what.
[x] You have someone who follows you around.
[x] You go where your feet take you.
[x] You don't like standing still for too long.
[ ] You hate water.
[x] You love moving around but you know how to relax too.
[ ] You play by your own rules and are very cocky.
[x] You are extremely loyal.
[x] You are a person that everyone seems to go to when they want to talk about something.
Tails the Fox:
[X] You are kind of strange.
[x] You're often called cute.
[ ] People tend to underestimate you.
[x] You have someone you call a sibling even though they are not related to you.
[ ] You tend to rely on one person other than yourself.
[ ] You are very intelligent. (imdumb)
[ ] You are good with machines. (HOW TO TECHNOLOGY)
[ ] You are one of the youngest out of your friends.
[x] You are often called "nerdy".
Featured AMV: Studio Ghibli/Creating SomethingHey guys! Time for a Featured AMV~More Like This
Studio Ghibli/Creating Something Beautiful
The lovely Heza-Chan found this, it's too awesome NOT to feature!! Check it out. ^_~
Born AgainThis Tuesday, the 23rd, I ended my life as Michael Schmit and started my life as Noah Page. It's been a long, three month process and a few hundred dollars, but it's done. No going back now.More Like This
Yesterday, the 24th, was my birthday. 28 years ago I started my journey, and yesterday I took time to remember that. It was serendipity that it was the day after my name change hearing, but something about it rang true to me. My first birthday as a new person.
Yesterday, the 24th, early in the morning, my Grandpa died.
His journey as Grover ended. His next, whatever it might be, just began.
It's a sentiment I used to fear, then disdain, then simply ignore.
But now, meditating on reincarnation and renewal
I see it happening all the time.
Enjoy your new day everyone.
White Day Week!Happy White Day! In case some of you don't know, White Day is a day that is marked in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China on March 14th. In these places, Valentines Day is for the girls, and White Day is for the guys.More Like This
so we thought we'd celebrate! We encourage you to go out and draw/write/cosplay/create something for White Day and give it to a friend today! If you do, you'll be featured in the Rangers for the week on our front page!
When you finish a gift, post a link here in the comments so that we can Feature you for the week!
Deadline: March 15th 11:00pm Central Time.
All is One and One is AllPhilosophy time!More Like This
You've likely heard the mystical saying that all is one and that separation is an illusion.
I'd like to say: it is not mystical. It's pragmatic, and just admitting the obvious.
Scale is a relative thing, and that's important for what I'm about to say:
You are a cell in the body of your company or family. You perform functions that aid in its process. To continue its process, it needs to take in energy (money/goods/etc) metabolize it (put into activities that continue to take in more energy), and eliminate waste (remove unused goods, or take out the trash).
"But wait" you say, "I'm a part of my company, but I'm clearly an independent creature, separate and whole. The company is more like an idea, or a cooperation, or an activity. That's completely different from what I am. I'm a voluntary participant! I have free will! It's not like my company has a mind of its own."
Doesn't it though?
Doesn't your company have a mind for
WUT?Okay I had this dream where Tom Hiddleston was my dad and he had 3 brothers who were David Tennant, Hugh Jackman and Robert Downey Jr.More Like This
And...that was it..we..basically did nothing...is this some kindof meaning?
Cause I ain't complaining! EH! made me wake up happy....but then sad because I realised it wasn't true...
KAY I'm going to bed...to see if it will continue *3*
Just had to bump that last journal of my page xD
Which Rock and Roller would you choose?Stolen from :icontommycanyouhearme:More Like This
Go on... try it... you know you want to.
1: Touch Roger Daltrey or Robert Plant's hair?
Roger Daltrey's hair!
2: Dancing in the street with Mick Jagger or David Bowie?
3: Egg houses with the Doors or go on a panty raid with Pink Floyd?
Can't I just hang out with the two bands together while having a few drinks?
4: Vacuum with Freddie Mercury in drag or have a photo shoot with Keith Moon in drag?
How about I take a picture of both in drag?
5: Spend a night in jail with Keith Richards or Jim Morrison?
I'd have to go with the Lizard King
6: Kiss Ringo Starr's nose or Pete Townshend's nose?
7: Trip acid with Jimi Hendrix or Syd Barrett?
Can't I jam with both instead?
8: Spend your afternoon trying to make Bob Dylan or Morrissey smile?
Bob Dylan, definitely!
9: Have a sleepover with Lou Reed and Iggy Pop or David Bowie and Marc Bolan?
David and Marc!
10: Be sung to sleep by the Mamas & the Papas or the Beach Boys?
The Beach Boys
Germany again the most loved country in the world!Dear members,More Like This
the BBC asking about 26.000 people from all over the world, coronated Germany again to the most loved country on the planet,
as most people of the world see Germany´s influence as the best.
You can read the full report on the BBC website:
Sadly the Greeks don´t like Germany so much anymore, because they believe the reason of their misery is caused by Germany,
tho it was caused by their own government. But especially the Europeans, like France (81%) love the Germans a lot.
I thank all the friends of Germany in the world so much for the respect, I love and respect you, too
I wish everyone a happy day!!!
iCat!I got an actual iCat from my cousin today. He didn't want it and was selling it at our joint garage sale. I bought it for 50 cents.More Like This
I dare you to look up how much it costs brand new.
It's adorable and the speakers work pretty well, even if it's not horribly loud. Works on anything with a standard headphone jack.
It lights up to the rhythm of the song it's plugged into.
And it really, really enjoys Daft Punk. It instantly picks up on the beats. :3
I'm procrastinating on a lot of stuff lately. But I've been busy a LOT.
Going to get my ears pierced tomorrow. Yay. :3
The New deviantART Submission ProcessThe New deviantART Submission ProcessMore Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce a new way to submit and share your art. Our new submission process is powered by Sta.sh, our portable creative studio, making it quicker and easier to submit art than ever before!
Quick & Easy
The new consolidated and streamlined submission process is designed with ease of use in mind. The process is split into individual stages that guide you through the submission process for clarity. We've emphasized the most important settings of the submission process and collapsed the more advanced options for simplicity.
All In One
The new submit process is powered by Sta.sh, which gives you the ability to drag and drop files from your desktop, select files from your Sta.sh, and save your deviations so they can be submitted later. The new process also integrates our Premium Content feature, which allows you to sell digital downloads of your work.
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photoshare!IF ANYONE IS LOOKIN FOR ME I SPEND ALL MY TIME ON PHOTOSHARE BY BIG CANVAS ON APP STORE FOR IPHONE/TOUCH.More Like This
I GO BY THE NAME OLD MAGIK, YOULL NOTICE ME BY ALL THE NATURE PICTURES
It's Georgie's BirthdayIt's Georgie's birthdayMore Like This
It's Georgie's birthday
And we would like to wish him all the very best
It's Georgie's birthday
It's Georgie's birthday
And it's so good to have you back so be our guest
On Georgie's birthday
On Georgie's birthday
We wish you all what you would wish yourselves
It's Georgie's birthday
It's Georgie's birthday
And it's so good to have you back amongst the shelves
Happy birthday, George Wish you could be here to celebrate with us!
oops.I tend to do this a lot.. make an account for something, tell myself I'm gonna use it then look at it a year later and say "OOPS." generally I have at least one post at this point.. not this time. heh. maybe I'll actually get into the habit of using this..........More Like This
if not, heres my tumblr:
Boyfriendmy boyfriend just got an account on here so be sure to check him out.More Like This
wutOh wow I have completely neglected deviantart haha I like tumblr better idk hi I'm not dead lolMore Like This
All the Small ThingsMore Like This
Road to the Past by SevimDalanFrozen by rali478
*### by styvopThe Skeleton Key by machihuahua
Tales by Leona-Snowsquare by TheAutumnLeaves
TheIncredible TwoHeaded Kitten by Aconitum-NapellusGrun Gruner am Grunsten by DasGhulStripes by PhoenixLumbre
Gradient by michaelaforbus
Green Life by BokehLight
Where Forgotten Days Slumber by Oer-WoutGrace by Ykari-chanThe Birch Square by DasGhul
Searching by xOronarGreen Tree Python by v4nitySummer Fixation by clippercarrillo
Dsc0727 by JayantaraSix-spot Burnet, Zygaena filipendulae and alien by WitoldhippieOn the lookout by TammyPhotography
Artist's toolbox: Watercolor EquipmentMore Like This
✿ Watercolor Equipment
Watercolor is a painting technique in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble binder. Usually, the result is transparent and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a relatively pure form with a few fillers obscuring the pigment color. This medium was never taken as seriously as "high art" techniques such as oil painting and was rather seen as pale and miniaturist, but it's gradually reclaiming it's place as a vehicle for the most beautiful and unexpected artistic expression. Watercolor can be vibrant and large, very vital, spontaneous and leaning a little on luck. All these aspects make watercolor painting a medium with great potential for new discoveries.
✿ This article will introduce the most ba
Helpful Tip of the Day 03Noticing mistakes:More Like This
>> Zoom in and out.
When you paint detail in one section too long, you loose sight of the entire drawing.
Zoom out and walk away from your desk, take a look at the drawing from afar or walk away and come back.
This way your brain will notice mistakes.
>> Flip the image.
When flipping the image, this allows your mind to view the drawing differently, any mistakes will stand out like a sore thumb.
The eyes might not be level etc.
Its a great trick,
If you are drawing traditionally, hold the paper up to a window and stare at the blank side.
>> Blocking down form zoomed out.
This is a more advanced thing to do that took me several years to get used to. I paint zoomed out to shape the form and colour placement, ( which I also fix halfway through with curves)
Then once you are happy with the form, zoom in and add details, even then I only zoom in about 30-40%
Its all about preferences/ eye sight and size of canvas.
(For the mon
IS ART SCHOOL BAD?? 0_OBTW THIS IS LONG ASS POST , BUT ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ THIS IS IF YOU ARE A PERSON CONSIDERING ART FOR A CAREERMore Like This
EDIT: I ADDED NUMBER 3 IN CAUSE THAT WAS KIND OF AN IMPORTANT LESSON TOO. HAHA
Usually I am pretty quiet when it comes to the community and its dealings with drama . But I feel like I have to write my two cents about this topic.
A lot of people have been throwing around this post around about how art schools are terrible and are not worth it ya. I am sure you can find the article somewhere if you just google it . Though everyone is entitled to their own opinion I feel that I should talk about both sides of the coin when it comes to art school.
Now I have went to art school , and have done well for myself , I have worked internationally and worked for some big companies , and currently at the moment I actually teach at an art school as well.
SO THE ULTIMATE QUESTION: IS ART SCHOOL A WASTE OF TIME?
WELL THERE IS NO BLACK AND WHITE ANSWER
What I believe is that art school i
PE: 5 ways to sabotage your career as an artist5 ways to sabotage your career as an artistMore Like This
"Very few possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass."
Wait for an inspiration
The mood is just not right today. Sure, you could pick up a pencil, sit down and push yourself to practice but the result would probably end up in a trash can. Waste of time, waste of material. Besides, the guy that commissioned you two months ago found a professional for the work already.
Expect the success to happen quickly
A year or two, tops, that's all it takes to build a reputation. Being an artist isn't a job like any other, therefore you don't need to work on it every day. No need for
Working hard (not) for the moneyA friend of mine just showed me a blog post from screenwriter and author of INVISIBLE INK, Brian McDonald. Read this! This is talking about writing screen plays but APPLIES to all of the arts and BREAKING INTO THAT DREAM JOB. I get emails all the time from artists that want "TIPS" about how to get better- THERE ARE NO TIPS! It is hard work and lots of it that makes you great. Read on from Brian......More Like This
Working Hard for the Money
My step father once told me, when I was a kid, that what made someone a professional rather than an amateur was that they were paid for what they did. He was wrong.
Many people use my step father's explanation for what makes a professional and I find that it leads to shoddy workmanship because it takes the focus off of getting good at what we do and shifts it to getting good enough to get paid. Or even worse just getting paid. The craft is often thrown out the window in favor of just doing whatever it takes t
What art schools can and cannot doWhat art schools cannot do:More Like This
Art school cannot take you from complete beginner to professional in a few years.
Art school cannot motivate you.
Art school cannot guarantee you a career.
Art school cannot make you enjoy drawing.
What a good art school can do:
Art school can take intermediate drawing skills and develop those into an industry-relevant portfolio.
Art school can introduce you to other artists who will help and encourage you.
Art school can give you advice on developing a portfolio, opportunities to show your work and introduce you to helpful books, blogs and websites.
Art school can give you invaluable experience in meeting deadlines, accepting critiques, and meeting a client's needs.
Basically, what good art schools do is take a gem and polish it. If you aren't passionate about drawing, if you've never drawn before in your life, if you just want to have fun in college or if you're not sure what you want to do with your life, art school will only massively waste your time and
Selling my soul to DisneyI know I asked about which pics you guys would look forward to seeing the most in my last poll, but just a fair warning: I'm going to be doing quite a bit of Disney works mixed in with that. The reason why? I'm trying to land a job as a concept artist with Disney.More Like This
No, I'm not kidding. I heard from my barber that one of her customer's daughters actually got a job at Disney by sending in several of her drawings, with a full paid scholarship to Florida U. No, this isn't one of those "my friend's friend's friend said" stories. She knows the girl, and she was the one who designed all the characters in Monsters Inc. Yeah.
It's not just going to be fanarts though. The core of the project is going to be a concept I've been thinking of for awhile: an Indian/Hindi version of Princess and the Pea. I've already got a few sketches done, and I hope to get it sent in time to hopefully land a scholarship in 2014. Who knows, maybe I'll upload some of the pics in the future.
Anyway, this is just a la
Thanks + New LaptopHi!More Like This
Thanks to everyone who commented concerning the Windows 8 Issue, it helped me decided that Windows 8 is definitely not for me or my art programs! I bought a Windows 7 Laptop, however because I was limited by the OS I had to settle for the same size laptop I have now (16") which is quite good anyway, so I'm more than happy to make the compromise! On the other hand it is a MUCH more powerful machine than what I currently own so hopefully the issues of my art programs crashing my computer when the layers get out of hand will no longer be an issue. Whee!
February Contest! Win a 3-Month Subscription!EDIT: Now with more prizes!More Like This
Hello! Yams here, and it's that time again! Contest time!
I've been putting up multiple polls over the past few weeks to get an idea for a February Contest and a Valentine's Day theme won by a landslide. However, I am adding a small twist!
Draw a Valentine's Day themed picture featuring one of my characters, Button or Spoon:
I'm keeping the theme quite loose to give everyone room for creativity. You can draw one of them eating lots of chocolate, dressed in pink, covered in hearts, crying because they hate Valentine's Day, anything, really! They can be drawn as chibis, grown-ups, minis, whatever you like. If you'd like to add the little bunny, Dusty Patchington, feel free! You can dress the characters however you like but do try to make them at least recognizably Button or Spoon.
The Art Theft DiscussionMore Like This
Art Theft DiscussionTopicsStealingTakingCopyrightPermissionFan ArtMoral RightsProtectionResolving Disputes
Site Update: New WatermarkMore 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.
DeviantArt's New Watermark
The DeviantArt watermark that can be added to image deviations has been redesigned! The new watermark is designed to protect your work without distracting viewers from enjoying it.
Previously submitted deviations with the watermark enabled will be transitioned to the new watermark automatically — however, with hundreds of millions of deviations to sort through, this process is going to take several weeks to complete. We'll report back in when the transition is finished.
To enable the watermark on
Outcast Odyssey Card Master ChallengeMore Like This
How To EnterOfficial RulesPrizesView EntriesAsset PageSemi-FinalistsView Winners
Your Art In The Game!
Brian Kesinger: Character DrivenMore Like This
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and
Witches of East End ShareMore Like This
Based on Melissa de la Cruz's New York Times best-selling novel, Witches of East End centers on the Beauchamp family, where in season one sisters Freya and Ingrid discovered they are witches with ancient magical powers. With the help of their mother Joanna and Aunt Wendy, they learned how to cultivate their craft and work together to defeat unearthly enemies seeking revenge on their family, while keeping their abilities a secret from the town.
This season, with the portal to Asgard open, what comes through will forever change the lives of the Beauchamps. Darkness surrounds East End as a new stranger arrives. Joanna is still weak with poison in her blood as the Beauchamps search desperately for a cure. With the death of Penelope, Killian and Dash's warlock powers return. #DarknessIsRising
The Creative Team behind The Witches of East End want to participate with you in a v
You're Not AloneMore Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
Deviant and Art MentionsMentions: Connecting PeopleMore Like This
Mentions are a new, highly requested feature that makes engaging friends and artists in conversation more dynamic than ever before.
What is a Mention?
A Mention is when a deviant’s username, icon, or artwork is included in a comment or Journal. Mentions create links to the deviants or artwork you include, allowing you to highlight artists and engage deviants with ease.
Links to pages on deviantART can quickly be distinguished by their bold, dark-blue color, while external links are darker and have an arrow indicating you are leaving deviantART.
Deviants you mention are notified in the new Mentions section of the Message Center, making engaging and involving others in conversation a simple, hassle-free experience.
How to Mention
There are four ways to mention a deviant.
Site Update: Deviation Page UpdateIn 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.More Like This
Update to the Deviation Page
During the past month, we've been testing a number of changes to deviation pages. As the tests were ongoing, we monitored performance and community feedback, allowing us to make adjustments and improvements along the way. Thanks to such feedback, we've further improved the deviation page and have just released the latest updates sitewide.
Changes include making More From This Artist more prominent, renaming More Like This to More From
Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!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.
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-8-15More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 8, 2015
Shia Labeouf Ruins All Your Superhero Movies
It's Monday! So any of that positive energy you managed to raise to get you started this week? We're taking it all away, starting with everyone's friend of the arts, Shia Labeouf. Shia, take it away...
7 tips for the 21 year old meMore Like This
7 TIPS FOR THE 21-YEAR-OLD ME by Bobby Chiu
When I was a student in college working on my skills as a character designer, I’d had periods where I would sit at my desk working as hard as I could but having little to show for my efforts at the end of the day. I remember sitting there surrounded by blank pieces of paper, trying to come up with an amazing style that nobody had ever seen before. I would do one drawing and not be satisfied, so I would lay a new piece of paper over it, re-draw it with slight changes to features here and there. This would still not be good enough so I would put another piece of paper over my revision, make more minor adjustments trying to perfect this new style I was searching for.
I did this for weeks on end, tweaking and polishing over and over, working hard every day. But in the end, did I come up with a brand new style, something amazing that
GONE. MOVED: http://suhaylah.tumblr.com/http://suhaylah.tumblr.com/More Like This
FIND ME ON TUMBLR
Feel free to link me to your art blog
Goodbye for good, DeviantArtSo, after finding out that the new terms and conditions on DeviantArt allow them to sell MY art to any companies without me receiving any money from the transaction I've decided it might be just the right time to say goodbye to this community; I haven't been using it anymore, anyways, since my life has REALLY changed, and doing art every week is not in my to-do list anymore, Since I'm now living my dream, I do have a lot of work to do, So i guess it's just time to say goodbye.More Like This
Obviously, after 8 years here, it's really hard for me, but at the same time, most of the people I met here moved too, so.. well, I'm not erasing my account, I really love having my nickname here lol, I'll simply delete all my stuff, So, if you wanna steal anything, this is the time, I'll be leaving everything up for just another 1 week and then I'll simply empty this thing
Thanks for the support all these years, and, in case you wanna keep in touch and know a little bit more about my life, remember you
Did You Know - dAmn / ChatdAmn / ChatMore Like This
If you want to communicate with other deviants, dAmn(deviantART message network) would be the right place for you. It is divided into the chatrooms and the forum.
Beside a few official chatrooms there are a lot more - some of them private - where you can hang out and talk.
When you go to chat you will get a general overview over the chatrooms.
At the top you have the featured chatrooms, followed by those that you have created on your own and then you will get a list of chatrooms created by other deviants.
By default only chatrooms with more than 2 chatters will be listed. The search on that page can be used to look for specific chatrooms or to change the amount of active watchers.
On the chat page you will also get to see the name of the founder of a chatroom, as well as a short description. This will help you to find the right place to chat.
At the sidebar you will have the option to cr
Google Analytics For Your deviantART ProfilePremium Members can now use Google Analytics to get meaningful insight about the traffic to their deviantART Profile! Using our new Google Analytics integration, you can access comprehensive statistics about your audience, traffic, and art.More Like This
Get Deeper Insight Into Your deviantART Traffic
By enabling the feature on your profile, you can now use Google Analytics to get a better grasp on the deviantART experience that you’ve created for your audience!
Understand what types of people are organically drawn to your work. Where do they live? How long are they on your page?
See the impact of the marketing you do outside of deviantART. When you share your deviantART work and links in other networks and sites, you’ll be able to track the traffic back to your Journals, Gallery, Profile, and much more!
Understand what your visitors are looking at when they’re on your Profile an
Stored Everything!Thanks a lot guys for the support! But I'll be moving away from submitting full versions of my art on this site.More Like This
I will, however, post previews/thumbnails on journals, of newly submitted work on weasyl <3
JUST A NOTE FOR ANY OWNERS OF MY LOVENOTE SPECIES, PLEASE WATERMARK THE IMAGES I SENT YOU IF YOURE GOING TO USE THEM IN PUBLIC. ^ q ^ ;;;
* As you can see my art tends to not only be stolen but also my designs, so if you want to avoid getting fucked up the ass, just save yourself a tad bit by putting a watermark on it.
Other than that, I'll open commissions here and there, some slots on here and wzl.
So yeah... thats it! Thanks again <33
CVs and Seniors Feature #6This is a brief presentation of the new and ex Community Volunteers, ex Staff and new Seniors Enjoy and show them the love they deserveMore Like This
Gwendolyn12 (Manga & Anime gallery)
Main Genre: Traditional Art
4 years on dA
IaiaRose (Chats & Forums)
Main Genre: Photography
8 years on dA
Ry-Spirit (Fan Art gallery)
Main Genre: Digital Art
6 years on dA
Emerald-Depths (Photomanipulation gallery)
Main Genre: Digital Art
7 years on dA
ginkgografix (deviantART Related)
Main Genre: Varied
7 years on dA
ArtByCher (Traditional Art gallery)
Main Genre: Traditional Art
4 years on dA
Brookette (Artisan Crafts gallery)
Main Genre: Artisan Crafts
6 years on dA
CelticStrm-Stock (Stock and Resources gallery)
Regarding Digital Stickers and LicensingI've been getting a few messages a week from developers and websites looking to make my work into digital stickers. It's cool, I love when people contact me about their projects, but since my inbox is always full with these messages (as well as some other ones for prints, pillows, merch, etc), here's a quick FAQ regarding what I will or will not do with my work.More Like This
1. Your project must pay me in some way. Either outright (buying a license) or with revenue share (also licensed, but your rights to the work are limited).
2. Show me the user agreements, contracts, and revenue share/payment information.
3. Show me your website/company information/info about the mobile app, program, etc.
If you're a new developer/programmer, I'm sorry, I'm probably not the right person to contact. I've been an illustrator, professionally, for 5 years and I'll help promote things when I can via social network, but I cannot devote time and effort to your pet projects without compensation (sorry, again). Ins
Age of Ultron and Feminism -SPOILERS-Reviews of Age of Ultron have been going up and one consistent theme across many of them is the “problematic” nature of Black Widow’s character arc. The general consensus seems to be that Black Widow, the bad ass female hero on a team of men, was devalued by forcing her into a relationship and making her goals “let’s be a couple” and it’s all Joss Whedon’s fault.More Like This
As a feminist myself, I find a lot of this over simplification and anger at the movie to be kinda misguided. I haven’t been seeing my viewpoints talked about much at all, which is where this journal comes into play. So here’s why, in my opinion, the subplot for Black Widow isn’t as bad as you may think.
1. First off I want to address the growing complaints that Black Widow is somehow “weaker” for wanting to have a normal life. I think that’s a really problematic mindset to have in regards to feminism. You see, in our American society there are
LGBT in Kids Cartoons?I had an interesting twitter discussion this morning. Last night I simply asked if there had been any specific character in all of Avatar: The Last Airbender which was anything but heterosexual. The closest I got was a joking “cabbage-sexual,” but this morning I also got some really negative responses too.More Like This
It's a kids show in America. You're not the target audience. Most kids don't give two hoots about that stuff.
I'm opposed to the idea of forcing ideals on children and demanding things change unnecessarily to suit peoples own agendas.
Neither of us, I assume, had cartoons or games with gays as kids. Neither of us are homophobic. So WHY do kids NOW need it?
God damn it, kids don't need to know, or give a shit, about fucking gay rights. Their parents can tell them if they care.
It's a retarded question. It's a god damn kids show.
That raised a lot of questions for me. Such as... why is it wrong to have LGBT representation in a kids cartoon? I’m not
FYIWhere Have I Been?More Like This
Working, mostly. I have a day job so my free time working on things like SYAC, NSYAC, Alex Ze Pirate, and etc have been severely cut short. It’s hard to justify working on your free hobbies when you need to pay rent, you know?
That said I actually HAVE been working quite a bit on artwork... it’s just not stuff I’m allowed to post on DA yet. Keyword being “yet.” I’m sure sometime down the road I’ll get permission to do so and y’all will see a torrent of new artwork from me. But for the moment it will have to wait. Sorry.
Are You Leaving Again?
No I am not. Apparently there’s been a rumor going around (started by an artist for the Bravest Warriors comic of all people) that I’ve “quit” making art due to some depressing tweets I made a few days back. Rest assured I am not going anywhere, I was merely expressing my emotions and my feelings to my fans on twitter. W
Mousepad RaffleUPDATE:More Like This
I always thought the first and last number to be the hardest to get in these random things haha @@
Aaaand number 1 being :iconxmireille-chanx:!
Thanks to all others who joined - maybe next time again >^<
I made this drawing for a Mousepad as a Christmas gift for my mum.
It looks as follow:
Unfortuantly the company that makes these got messed up over christmas; first they didn't send it at all, then they sent the wrong one; and now they somehow sent me two. lol
In other words: I have a spare.
As it's a shame to throw it away I've decided to gift it to someone who's interested.
If no one really wants it I'll just hand it to the first person who comments - if there are
Birthday points give away [CLOSED]Thank you so much for all the happy birthday wishes!! Because of that I feel very birthday ish You're all so kindMore Like This
I am 23 years old now : ) that means *23*x50 points in this give away (1150)<3
Add this journal to your favorites so you get a number.
You do not have to watch me for this give away. Buuut if you like my work, I would appreciate it! A big thanks to my watchers who support my photography ♥
This give away ends on sep *23*
I choose 23 winners of 50 points each with random.org
Also Autumn is almost there!
Hope you all have a lovely day <3
Update 23 SEP - 23 winners of 50 points each
1000 points from Booboo [CLOSED]It's almost Booboo's bday and it's been a long time since she and I did a give away ♥More Like This
Fav this journal so I know that you're in : )
I choose 10 winners with random.org (100 points each)
You don't have to watch me, but it's appreciated if you like my work or Booboo lol <3
I'll announce the winners August 29 @ this time ♥
The 10 winners of this give away are,
Thank you all for the Booboo happy birthday wishes!
Will do another give away again soon : )
Other give away
Pageview kiriban by FrancescaDelfino: http://francescadelfino.deviantart.com/journal/My-first-kiriban-396531236 ♥
NoSo I know I've been avoiding this website for a long time, but putting my cowardliness aside, I felt it right to make a journal in honor of Cory.More Like This
For those who don't know, Cory Monteith (Finn of Glee) died this Saturday. I found out the news on tumblr shortly after it was announced...and the blow was hard. I had a horrible emotional break down and have been crying off and on for hours now. Even after four hours, I don't believe it's real. I can't. It's just so hard.
Lately, I've been drifting further and further away from Glee. I considered myself to be over it (and still do in a way), and have been ragging on it quite a bit to my friends. I began to wonder when I'd take my posters down and what I'd do with my comic...but Cory's death hit me in a way I didn't expect. What I experienced was raw, ugly emotion. I couldn't breathe, I couldn't see, I just wanted to claw my face off and scream and find some way to climb myself up to heaven and bring him back. Even though I'd neve
Progress PicturesNot sure if anyone cares to see but I like having them now and then and i usually end up "losing" them on my pc so I'll update this journal every now and then.More Like This
Slowly getting there >,<
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The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
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You Are The Future
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Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
How tentaculas are madePeople keep asking about Love and Tentacles, but I'm sorry to say that comic is as good as dead. I might draw a picture once in a while because Frida can be fun to draw, but I don't even think about LaT most of the time, unlike my other comics which enter my head daily.More Like This
But people are apparently dying to know if Tom and Frida ever had kids, and if it could even be done. So I'll give you and explanation on that.
Tentaculas have reproductive tentacles around their waist (the thin pink ones that gets thick when they get aroused). Males and females rub them against each other and release semen and eggs into water (in these modern times its usually a bathtub unless they're hippies). They are left to float around until the fertilized eggs hatch and the tiny young eats the un-fertilized eggs. Then they move on to swallowing each other, until only one is left. Sounds unpleasant, but that is why tentaculas in general are very healthy and handicaps are almost unheard of unless they get inj