Colin Hutton: Master of Macro Insect PhotographyWe see bugs every day, but we never really take a moment to take a closer look.
The other day I came across Colin Hutton on deviantART, a remarkably talented photographer specializing in "high magnification macro photography of insects and other small creatures." His work is absolutely stunning. The colors, contrasts, and backdrops behind his subjects are simply amazing.
Colin joined deviantART just 3 months ago. Go check out his gallery and watch him!
Pandorus Sphinx - Eumorpha pandorus by ColinHuttonPhoto
AutumnMore Like This
Autumn Fire by Nelleke
autumn sun by ssilence
Autumn sketches on water by LonelyPierot
The Beginning of Autumn by jaymz-86
Autumn in me by Ani02
Beautiful PortraitsAmazing portrait photography submitted in the past month.More Like This
Take a run by Alukei
Aida by DianaGrigore
the widow's desire by Nilanja
Radiance by aarontyree
Skyrim - Aela The Huntress I by fiathriel
Axis Powers Hetalia - Germany by RoteMamba
Sun by Ophelia-Overdose
Tanya Dakin by Scottworldwide
For the summer VI by DianaGrigore
For the summer VII by DianaGrigore
valleys by NikolasBrummer
Elegance by shokoshock
Frost [224/365] by DaphneNg
Blue Birdie by flankers
Tom Sawyer by Obsessed-by
Soar by OlgaAthens
Fairy Tale II by klapouch
Forever Wild by Obsessed-by
Spirit Animal by DanOstergren
Lightning Beauty by Torremitsu
Beautiful Planet [Earth Day Feature]80 jaw-droppingly beautiful photos of our planet. Happy Earth Day!More Like This
Autumnal Dreamland by FlorentCourty
Insane Moment by FlorentCourty
Trotternish by TobiasRichter
Morning Fog by ChristyTortland
Path to a foggy coast. by MarioGuti
Wayfarers by Sergiba
Kirkjufell Panorama by cwaddell
Winter Reflection by porbital
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by IngoSchobert
Explosion by Ian-Plant
Golden Painting by FlorentCourty
- Morning - by ldinami7e
Iceland - at the top by Pharaun333
Sylvestris by XavierJamonet
The Canyon's Secret by hougaard
Fading Voyager by JindrichLisy
Scotland 15 by lonelywolf2
Mountain Majesty by FlorentCourty
Sleeping volcano by MaximeCourty
Fluffy paws and tail, big eyes l o s t by mazyono Lucjan part III by Olulkaa o:o by Al-Baum :thumb132416893: look inside by ivadesign valentine's time by mohdfikree - Smoothy - by JNoOoN Still an animal by Da-Cha-Cha Mini paw ... by aoao2 Stop Fooling Around by ZoranPhoto Roll over by EliseEnchanted a d o r a b l e by mazyono The Cutest by MarinaCoric blues by AlicjaRodzik :thumb176239415: Frozn Noms R Frozn by Sophibelle Shy Cat by Healzo Face paw by aka-photography-uk Alive For A Reason by Lady-Tori Where are you ? by yesterdaysmind Im so cute I eat myself by hoschie kittens. by hystericalemotion hide'n'seek by paintmewet attack by odpium Wet Paws. by TinaApple cat .. by nuke001 Don't Leave Me In The Rain by La-Vita-a-Bella Let me hug you ! by Kara-a afraid of heights by ersatz-moon Look Into My Eyes by LiiQaMore Like This
cat by maaaxxxi look back by FrederikIrtenkauf Blue And Orange by PhotoYoung Berry by celuloide Colored by StacyD seal point ragdoll 4 by venomxbaby Mekong bobtail 3 by Katrin-Elizabeth Indiana Jones. by TinaApple Blessing by Plakitina goblin - licker by yabbles lazy. by Squirrelondope it's all mine by paintmewet :thumb285777970: feeling lonely. ... by light-from-Emirates Autumn kitty by WildRainOfIceAndFire outside by freckledcat Black Cat by BenHeine :thumb26333
329 amazing artistsI went through my watchlist (I watch 2297 deviants) and these have the most amazing deviationsMore Like This
You should visit them, even it takes some time. xD I love their art <3
:icon0BO: :iconbarontieri: :icondarkmello: :iconfrankhong: :iconjiuge: :iconlordeeas: :iconnAksX: :iconRadoJavor: :iconSID75: :iconTrufanov:
:iconA-u-R-e-L: :iconBelibr: :icondaRoz: :icongamefan84: :iconJoeJesus: :iconlpeters: :iconnamesjames: :iconRahll: :iconSidxartxa: :iconTsabo6:
:iconAbiogenisis: :iconBenlo: :icondasAdam: :icongenek: :iconjoelhustak: :iconLuches: :iconNaRai: :iconRahmatozz: :iconSilverfox5213: :icontsonline:
:iconacapulc0: :iconBenWootten: :iconDavidRapozaArt: :iconGimaldinov: :iconJoeSlucher: :iconluulala: :iconnathantwist: :iconRalphHorsley: :iconsimonebianchi: :iconUlricLeprovost:
:iconailah: :iconBlinck: :iconDeivCalviz: :iconGiye: :iconJohnSilva: :iconm-hugo: :iconneisbeis: :iconRaphael-Lacoste: :iconSimonWeaner: :iconunfor54k3n:
Digitally Delicious: Feb. 8thMore Like This
Kwaidan by redredundance
Memento Mori by JenniferHealy
Commission - Layla by naylemonstre
The Searcher by Selenada
Weather Top by Istebrak
Odd Crew day version by Mikeypetrov
Hunt by iya-chen
MtG: Blood Artist by algenpfleger
Oh, boy #2Randomly featuring some photos of malesMore Like This
Spinning on that dizzy edge by feed-the-world
Colorful photography feature Small by MaaykeKlaver Aurora by Eltasia :thumb214260277: stop time by schilles-photography On my head by evirgen2008 Golden liquid ... by aoao2 Cheer up by MaaykeKlaver Crab Cribrarius by Miguel-SantosMore Like This
shroud of fall by yv Struggle by Oer-Wout Gluttonous. by andokadesbois disappointed by AlicjaRodzik :thumb335517785: :thumb335994977: sweet windy time by kim-e-sens When my dreams turn to dust by AliquidLucis Morning feeling by adypetrisor Maybe Next Time by P0RG ..::Lady in red::.. by Whimsical-Dreams Hey little world by april182 Slice of reality by LorenzoDiFolco Walking Barefoot by Healzo Clouds In The Grass by Corvidae65 Never say Never by Healzo Winter light by Fra-Emer Icy Branches by incolor16 lost in.... by impatienss flowers by domatescilek Warm Waters by P0RG Sometimes it's too late by Healzo Winter feeling . .. by light-from-Emirates I met no one there. by bebefromtheblock I'm A Pink Lady. by andokadesbois valentine's time by mohdfikree
Booby Trap by xOronar hold on by Megson little secrets by DarkGomo find neverland by JuliaDunin The jump. by dragonfly-oli Don't ever leave me... by FeliDae84 Petal Dance by TommyP323 tupp by dini25 The Winter Dream by nnIKOO Spring Season by Justine1985 Edge Of The World by oO-Rein-Oo Mr. and Mrs. Duck by MarcoHeisler galaxy by BaxiaArt Stormborn by incolor16 :thumb30353128
The World's Major Cities... DestroyedMore Like This
What would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
Taipei Ruins by JonasDeRo
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
Hunger Games Control Room Concept Design by `RahllRemember the control room scenes of The Hunger Games? Did you know the concept work for that control room and the 3D displays was done by our very own Reid Southen (Rahll)?More Like This
Reid is a senior member on deviantART who has been on the site for six years. Reid is also doing concept work for Jupiter Ascending, an upcoming 2014 sci-fi film.
He had posted a journal about his work on the Hunger Games back in February, but wasn't able to upload his work right away. He posted this deviation to his deviantART gallery yesterday:
"I had the pleasure of doing a lot of design work on the control room in the movie, from the interfaces to the holograms and such. Hybride in Montreal did a great job bringing it all to life, and it was fun seeing their tests and the f
Creepy Meets CuteMore Like This
The deviantART community is always blown away by the talent of ~Santani, a Moscow-based artists who makes original dolls that blend together the concepts of "creepy" and "cute."
My Little Dragon: Blue Wyvern by Santani
Purple by Santani
Tiny Griffin Spotty by Santani
Owmlet by Santani
T.G. Polar by Santani
Bunny Twins by Santani
T.G. Red panda by Santani
T.G. Squirrel by Santani
Tiny Black by Santani
Hypnowl by Santani
My Little Dragon: Bambi portrait by Santani
T.G. Polar 1 by Santani
slightly toothy by Santani
Remembering 9/11More Like This
Holland Tunnel Vents by sullivan1985
My previous art features:
Creepy Meets CuteSuperheroes as Manatees
Drag Queens: Before and After
The Photography of Andrii Bondart
Superheroes as ManateesThe talented Joel Micah Harris recreates popular superheroes as manatees. (via Reddit)More Like This
View Joel's full gallery
My previous art features:
Drag Queens: Before and After
Artist Draws Comics of Friends' Facebook Statuses~graynate is a US-based artist who illustrates his friend's Facebook statuses. Nate submitted one of his comics to Reddit last night, and it skyrocketed to the front page with over 5,000 upvotes.More Like This
An hour after submitting his comic to Reddit, a user requested that he confirm his identity as being the original artist, and challenged him:
"I want to believe OP. But [your account is] 0 days old. So taking today's popular AMA into consideration...draw Adam Savage laughing at a completely shaven Jamie Hyneman."
Nate accepted the drawing challenge, and posted his illustration to Reddit and
55 Stunning Photos of People Defying Gravity‐ D E F Y G R A V I T Y ‐More Like This
A collection of stunning photos of people defying gravity.
set by epione lost in the music. by punkie078 :thumb117905788: gravity by blckfire539 Coffee splash cup by guszti132
the dancers by grevys pauseII by photoport Falling Down by soulofautumn87
Floating??? by ALLUREandDESIRE Ria.......falling by fairieswatchoverme Floating by mand3rz
LALO and SAUL by SAULQ straight to the horizon by robot-alien :thumb137753634:
anti gravity by robinpika dreamscapes. by skateishh float down strangers by Distorted-time Zero Gravity by Geironimo
:thumb119015556: Fly in the Freedom by Marinshe Floating by adrianbilescu daydreamer by smoozy Jump by onixa
f_ck the gravity by aanaliza A Float Mid-Air by andyp89 :thumb60217716: Gravity by leani
Anti Gravity by anti00gravity :thumb132162414: :thumb126492518: thejacket by forgottenx :thumb1775222
La-o-Lanterns: How deviantART Celebrates HalloweenThis year, deviantART celebrated Halloween by having a Halloween Carving Contest. Staff at deviantART had their own pumpkin carving festivities, which we streamed live.More Like This
But let's bring attention to the amount of emoticon related carvings we saw this year, specifically, the emoticon. So here's a collection of La-o-Lanterns (also known as Jack-o-La's)!
Laplz Pumpkin by LullabyForTheLost La O'Lantern by CATtheMinion
And even some non-pumpkins:
24 Portraits of People with Octopuses(Warning: Some of these photos contain mature content andMore Like This
require you to be logged in with your mature content filter off.)
octopus by poivre
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Candace and the Octopus by chrisbautista Headache by IMustBeDead Octopus Mouth by Winged-Creations
Octopus by igaboo Octopus by GeeWiz The Octopus by Sharizadel
My other art features:150 Angry Birds Fan Art Pieces & Artist Interview40 Works of Art to Celebrate Endeavour's LaunchMinecraft Creeper Fan Art FeatureCreepachu: Disturbing P
Creepachu: Disturbing Pikachu ArtworkMore Like This
Pikachu by Sekkosiki GONNA CATCH EM ALL - pika pika by randis
creepachu by OMEGAUS Pikachu by betsybauer paaaaauloooo by pikarar
Zombiechu by Spysheep "A wild PIKACHU appeared." by TuxedoDemon PIKACHU USED MEAN LOOK by Dawr
The Momachu -a Pikachu Fanart- by Dogsfather
PWNed. by Tonosamanjuu :thumb170609597: I WANT A POTATO CHIP by OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWO
Pikachu by OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWO Best Pikachu Ever by PivoteerJK The Electric Tale of Pikachu by Gumbogamer
:thumb110298298: :thumb63193923: CREEPACHU by DeathdealerScrambles
Pikachu by SoupAndButter Real Pikachu by hextupleyoodot :thumb177488517:
Pikachu Realism by PokeShoppe Pikachu by AnnaJ :thumb15272903:
Pikachu by G-manluver Pikachu by FleetingEmber PikaCHU by Junryou-na-Kokoro
:thumb21055892: Pikachu by anansi245:thumb41348288:
ZOMBIE PIKACHU by Dean-Mara Pikachu by Verehin BLACKEST NIGHT pokemon pichu by TommyPhillips
Pokemon Zombies Pikachu detail by Neef zombie pikachu by berkozturk Pikachu Zombie by Fadri
Pikachu's Big Adventure by SuperNaturalFlavour A Wild Pikachu Appeared by Aetharius Evil pikachu by Anjierou
:thumb127116312: Badass Pikachu by ninja-ed Zombie Pikachu by Deks-Designs
Halloween Pikachu by LordBoop Crinos Pikachu by Tacimur
:thumb71761936: Pikachu +sexy version+ by nancher Pikachu Lesbos by bendzz
Pichu and Pikachu by devonn Pikachu by nJoo Natural Pikachu and Pachirisu by devonn
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-20-15More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 20, 2015
Fantastic Four Trailer
There’s a new Fantastic Four trailer and oh em gee does it look good. It’s so well-cast, and looks to have the balance of witty humor and emotional gravity we’ve come to expect from Marvel films. This could just be the low-key best blockbuster of the summer. What do you think? What summer hit are you most looking forward to?
Celebrating Deviousness - April 2015More Like This
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
Hello! I’m Nancy, but most people know me as Anoya. I live with my two Norwegian Forest Cats Dio & Dex in a little country called the Netherlands. I like to do photography, but I secretly also love to crochet amigurumi. I have a huge passion for Animals, Plants & Nature (APN) which might be quite obvious since I’ve been the APN Photography Community Volunteer twice for over two and a half years in total. I still feature Daily Deviation suggestions in my journal since all of them are worthy of being featured and deserve extra exposure. I also think the artists should know their work has been suggested and that it’s being loved and appreciated!
In July I’ll celebrate my 11th deviant birthday. I’ve falle
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-16-15More Like This
Today's Headlines From The News DeskMarch 16, 2015
We’re all going to get through this together, including this sleepy fox.
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-10-2015More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskMarch 10, 2015
A new trailer for Netflix’s new series Daredevil
ProjectEducate Newsletter: February 2015NewsletterMore Like This
Hello, everyone! We've just wrapped up February's events at projecteducate. Let's have a little recap!
Daily Deviations Week: January 26th - February 8thWe started the month of February off with Daily Deviations Week (which actually ran for two weeks!), hosted by Mrs-Durden along with other Community Volunteers. They presented very insightful information regarding Daily Deviations. See the complete roster of contributions in the journal below.
Art History Week: February 15th - February 21stArt History Week grabbed our middle week for February this round and was hosted by the lovely DistortedSmile. The material covered spanned across topics of all sorts including songwriting, knitting, literary authors, and more. See the complete roster of contributions in the journal below.
Hints and Tips #4A Handy Hints & Tips blog popped up from marco
Valentine's Day Art Exchange 2015The Valentine's Day Art Exchange is back! Break out the virtual glitter and cyber candy hearts, and create valentines for your fellow deviants to send to their special someones!More Like This
DIGITAL LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Break out the candy hearts and crafting paper, because the Valentine's Day Art Exchange is back! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now's the time to create valentines for your fellow deviants to share with their special someones.
Take part and help spread the love!
Start now by creating a digital valentine to be submitted to the Valentine Exchange category. Then, from February 11th to 16th, deviations in the Valentine Exchange category can be sent as valentines to your friends and loved ones!
How It Works
Create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the
Some Lit NewsThere's just a lot of positive things going on in the lit community, news wise. I've been seeing a lot of journals, and thought I should share some of it with those who may not keep up with all of it, or follow those that are talking about it. Give some of these a look.More Like This
Welcome to 2015, Welcome to Year Three (: by Glory-Be-ProjectGlory Be! 2015 Swap Meet! by TwilightPoetess
New Year by PostRevival
Cosplay Friday: Calling All HeroesMore Like This
Cosplay Friday: Calling All Heroes
Sonic Wave by cibo-black-cat
Not for the faint of heart,
The fan–made Defense of the Ancients (DotA) strategy game takes place on a virtual battlefield where skillfully trained players level up their heroes and arm attacks against each other’s teams to claim satisfying victory. Released in 2003, it is one of the original multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games and certainly one of the most suc
Fan Art Friday: It's Adventure Time!More Like This
Fan Art Friday: It’s Adventure Time!
Adventure Time by Emortal982
Welcome to the enchanted Land of Ooo, where Finn and his magical dog, Jake, spend their days fighting evil and making things right in the world while having a blast. They prove that there are still good guys out there ready to help those in need and through their adventures take us to the many fantastical and far off corners of their world.
With its mix of funny, smart, fie
DeviantArt Mobile App Now AvailableThe App Is HereMore Like This
What's to Come
DEVIANTART MOBILE APP NOW AVAILABLE
The world's largest art gallery in your hand is now available on Android, iOS 8, and Amazon Fire for free. Get it now!
The DeviantArt Mobile App moves the experience to hand-held devices exposing a full range of exciting, fresh, and culturally relevant content. Browse endless streams of content as well as communicate with and submit to the community 24/7 with the DeviantArt Mobile App.
The key features of the De
Voyage to the Unknown: Traditional - Body ArtGot tagged by saxeh with the category traditional > body art. For those who don't know, the idea of "Voyage to the Unknown" is to browse through a category you usually don't look at.More Like This
This category seems to be popular for tattoos. I've been thinking about getting one as well and I've had an idea of one for some time, but I'm worried for the after-care, and it's costly...
It was hard to pick!
I don't usually tag people, and I apologize in advance if you've already done one of these and I don't know for sure if you've ever checked this category before, but here goes... I tag the following people to check out the category
literature > fan fiction:
Through-a-Lens: JuneThis is Eitvys200, and I've collected the best submissions from each Gallery Folder at Through-a-LensMore Like This
Abstract and Surreal
Animals, Plants and Nature III
Today's favouritesLilya by Zhivago86mirror mirror by dominikasciborDominant Theory II by limirsmathBad Kreuznach Cold And Grey XIV by SoulpicsEdge Crack by ForlornTreasuresUntitled by RizoneMelly june pt.8 by Neji55Courtyard by dekorAdumSpidy by RemusSirionSilent Hill Fog by ObsCureDarkAura#Supermoon #moon #virginia by joyGcruzClubrush Hour by IdelleXWhite sunset by delskoooUntitled by nealnoirThe Perfect One by OnebillionpixelsEdge Crack by ForlornTreasuresFlowerhead by PersephonaLightUntitled by BrokenLovePoetClose Up of Granny by PhotographybyGhostScan-150616-0035 by BodyPaintManiacLake by mitinandimFog Birch Tree by ObsCureDarkAuramy xray by doctersalinasIn Between the Waves by problematicEuphoriaKnokke/Zwin 2015 (Belgium) by Maddillyselfie by WnukowskaMini Mopar 1 by martabo2012 Nov29 (240) by masterdeanna2006childs of emu by marob0501Foto by LucikaaaMore Like This
Community voices Vol. 3: ChatsMore Like This
Welcome back to the Community voices! This time we are talking about Chats.
Daghrgenzeen - beta tester
I discovered the chats on the site pretty quickly, back in January 2006—only a few weeks after I had joined! I had been using chats on other sites for four years before that, so I was pretty excited to see DA had chats as well!
Ever since then, I've been a more or less frequent sight on :#devart: — at first it was difficult for me to follow more than one conversation at a time, because of my English skills back in those days, so joining other rooms seemed like a chore. I still prefer going to one chat a time, and it's usually :#devart:.
I go to chats to see if my friends are there, and if so, engage in different kinds of conversations with them. If everything's quiet, I may remain idle in the room whilst doing something else, browsing art, writing stuff, maybe even play video games. Sometimes I
from my favs 5 super team by lisans Mp54 by jtashley45 Snowy vista by dm3da Megalopolis by taenaron Blooming Contours by liquae Twisted Star by xylomonDeZign 598-F by sed Earth Guardian by juliedillon Fractal6-7-2015-5 by Fractalholic Premade Background 42 by maiarcita sorcery by GLO-HEMore Like This
The Deviousness Award 2.0More Like This
T he Deviousness Award, bestowed in recognition of exemplary membership and an outstanding spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community, has recently undergone a reevaluation to provide a focus and a re-definition as to just what Deviousness truly represents.
The award is given once per month to honor a deviant who has gone above and beyond in their services to the DeviantArt Community. The 189 recipients of the Award thus far have brought something to the community that was not there before their presence, and it's our duty — and honor — to publicly recognize their efforts in doing so.
Early on, Deviousness was given more than once per month to a deviant whose invo
Voyage to the unknown: Master JournalWith the amount of people jumping in on this new "Voyage to the unknown" project, I wanted to create a master journal where I will collect all of the journals that have been put together following my initial post! This journal serves the purpose of explaining the project, and collecting everyone's journals, so feel free to include it in your new "voyage to the unknown" collections, and please leave a comment with a link to your awesome journals so I can feature them here!More Like This
The idea is to browse through a category or sub-category that you don't necessarily visit frequently, or that you browse the least, and collect some of the art you find stands out! The point of this is to challenge ourselves and discover new art in the process! I'll personally be tagging people in each issue to follow suit and do their own, however, don't feel obligated to respond to the tag. I just want everyone to know I'd love to see them do their own spin of this feature <
Voyage to the Unknown: Traditional - SculptureI got tagged to search through and feature the Traditional > Sculpture gallery. I blame the wonderful SavageFrog. The feature was initiated by Mrs-Durden (read me).More Like This
"The idea is to browse through a category or sub-category that you don't necessarily visit frequently, or that you browse the least, and collect some of the art you find stands out! The point of this is to challenge ourselves and discover new art in the process!" #thevoyage
Traditional > Sculpture
Senior Selections #55Welcome back to SeniorSelections with its 55th week of selections featured by Senior Members!More Like This
Please show your support by 'ing this news article. Please also comment and on our wonderful features!
Please note: we are still accepting admins to join our team for further information refer to this journal, and we take feature suggestions from the community just send us or a team admin a note!
Thank you for supporting t
AWW IV / 2015 - Angels without wings awardsSo sorry for the delay, guys! I promise I won't have school leaving exams again to hold me back from dA, now I'm here!More Like This
Who are Angels without Wings?
They are those fellow deviants:
who more or less regularly feature other deviants
who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
or whatever else helpful, kind, supportive they might do
You can read all about it
HeartBleed Hoax and May 21st HoaxHEARTBLEED HOAXMore Like This
There has been a lot of stir lately concerning HeartBleed and accounts becoming "hacked". I'd like to clarify that "Heartbleed" was never an issue for DeviantArt or DeviantArt profiles and that it never functioned in the way these journals are stating. It appears what is happening is that "Heartbleed" is being merged in with the popular "Hacker" hoax to make a new, completely fake, scare tactic. The actual Heartbleed situation occurred almost a year ago and you can find more information about it on this Wikipedia page.
I'd highly recommend reading over the following two blogs and that you watch the hq group as any important information about actual security issues will always be announced there directly.
The best way to ensure that your account is secure is by not giving out your passwor
A Senior's RantRantMore Like This
projecteducate is making an honest attempt this week at dispelling some myths about senior members of deviantART. However, I want to weigh in - as someone unaffiliated with the project - about some things. I'm not purporting here to be the word of God or anything, these are just my personal views, and my personal effort to dispel some of the misconceptions that senior members have about the misconceptions the community has. And foremost is the misconception that we are somehow obligated to be your hugboxes.
I hate to be the voice of dissent for the senior community, but I kind of get tired - very tired - of these generalization-type articles about the senior membership base here on deviantART. I've been seeing these types of articles for a decade now. There were, at my last count about a year ago, twelve hundred or so senior members on this site. Only a fraction of that number are people who give back to the community, or give any sort of a damn about the community; it states
and how do you tie a bowtie? do that again...I'm guessing that many of you know I like to perform magic, especially for local kids whose parents have a love/hate relationship with old white dudes like me, most consider me as the community babysitter while the rest think I'm a lurking threat to society. I live in a ground-floor unit of a 22-building apartment complex and as fortune may have it my patio faces the one and only playground in the area... so from time to time I've been inclined to test out some of my new effects on the kids that hang out in the courtyard directly across from my sliding glass door. They have since nicknamed me "Magic Man!" (always with an exclamation point)...More Like This
One day I needed to go shopping (as we often do) only to discover that a neighbor had parked his car so close to mine that he'd left me less than 8 inches to get into the driver-side door... I was so freakin' pissed...
I threw all four of the electric locks on my Subaru so I could at least get into the passen
Collaborative Deviations: A DiscussionMore Like This
A common request from deviants is to post collaborative deviations, where more than one deviant has worked to create the end product. In our recent Top Community Feature Requests and Our Responses journal, we briefly addressed why we haven’t yet undertaken collaborative deviations. However, we want to open a discussion around how collaborations could theoretically work, so that we can better understand the community’s desires for such a feature.
Simple vs. Complex
We've already put a fair amount of thought into collaborations, but don't want to make assumptions about around how deviants would use the feature to best serve their needs. From simple to complex, there are a number of ways we could implement collaborations and we’re interested to hear the community’s expectations.
Oh happy Day - Another DD!Hi everyone,More Like This
as you may noticed, this saturday I've got my third Daily Deviation
I'm very happy about that and I want to say thank you to all, who watch, help and support me and of course to kingmancheng, who featured this work.
Almost three years I worked on this project. Not only on that, you know But I've spent thousands of hours with this work and not all of them were funny. There were many moments, where I thought I'd go insane if this or that won't work another time. And on the other side, there were some really great times, I could spend with many people who supported my work with their actor skills, voices, music and of course critique.
On this point I want to say thank you to my both Professors, Rheiner Nachtwey and Ulf Rungenhagen. These two guys didn't do even one stroke of the brush - but they had a bigger influence on this work than anyone other.
Thank you all very much!
Here you can watch the whole Film with translation on YouTube
See ya all!
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-10-15More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 10, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott
Don't Give Up
Amazing things happen when you don't give up. You just need to get through the hard part first but we promise, it gets better.
Marvel's New Punisher
Jon Bernthal, best known for playing Shane in The Walking Dead, will be the new Punisher for Marvel Studios and will make his first appearance in season two of t
Forum Features #56: Colors!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!More Like This
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-28-15More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskMay 28, 2015
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iNeedChemicalX is a photographer living in Romania and her project, The Playground, was recently featured on the boredpanda. Check out the project here and be sure to stop by her page and congratuatate her.
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Daily Fractal Features for 1st of July 2015Daily Fractal Features for 1st of July 2015More Like This
On a daily basis we, at DailyFractalFeatures, are aiming to showcase a small selection of fractal artwork to the community.
We are proud to feature today's Daily Fractal Feature!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the works featured and congratulate the artists!
We are currently looking for new Admin who enjoy fractals and would like to write regular journals. If you feel you can commit yourself to writing a feature just once a fortnight, then please send a NOTE to the Group, giving us some details of:
your experience as an admin (if any),
what you feel you can offer the group
why this position would appeal to you.
We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please note all admin now have the opportunity to act as Founder for the group on a three months turna
ProjectPorkchop Vol450:iconcarlosamaralart:More Like This
Carlos is a varied artist from Portugal. His art is a beautiful combination of traditional and digital media and really captures the essence of the characters he portrays. His dark color palette and expert shading give his works a wonderful mood. If you are a fan of comic book art, this artist is definitely for you!
Suggested by Just-To-Look1
Abra is a varied artist from Germany. She has a vibrant and exciting portrait style that is quite exquisite and unique. Her lively brushstrokes give wonderful texture and energy to her work and her creative color choices give insight into the personality of her subjects. This is one artist definitely worth watching!
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-1-15More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 1, 2015
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Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
Today, aspire to brighten someone's day!
Marvel's SDCC exclusive pin sets feature art by our very own skottieyoung! These pins are not only adorable, they feature some of our favorite Marvel heroes. Be sure to drop by
HiddenSparks Vol. XII: @ajatusvarasThere are many artists I come across through the groups I follow and through the time I spend browsing dA that I feel deserve so much more.More Like This
This new feature series will be my way of sharing them and some of my favourite works from their gallery with you.
While vivid colours and dynamic line art may define much of their work, the artist is quite versatile, as revealed in their adept use of a muted palette.
CinemagraphsGoing to be starting a new venture soon. Me and my brother are going to be working together to create cinemagraphs (still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs.)More Like This
Our first attempt was just to go through the process of creating an infinitely looping image. While the smoke is a bit more movement than would be desired, it was good starting point. More time was spent trying to export as a gif that wasn't too big. It would have been easier if Photoshop said "hey, your photo's too big" Instead it just kept saying "an error occurred and the process could not be completed." That makes troubleshooting a little harder.
anyway, our first cinemagraph!
I'll be making a profile for my brother and I in the near future. We plan to get a lot more creative with this, so look forward to seeing some awesome stuff from us.
Through-a-Lens News #12Hi there,More Like This
This is dekorAdum, Manager of Through-a-Lens and I have collected some news and happenings regarding our group.
Farewell and Welcome
Please join us in bidding farewell to our amazing Team Members!
Thank you for your work, it contributed greatly to the growth of our Group and of course our artistic taste!
From the Collector Team; simply-unidentified, lynx92003 & JetteReitsma
And please Welcome our newest Team Members: iAmoret & RockstarVanity!
Moderators and Collectors Wanted
We are in need of helping hands!
Please head over to the announcement blog for more information!
In this section, I will
Voyage to the Unknown: Artisan Crafts - DollsDecided to continue this project, because I love exploring thingsMore Like This
and because I really enjoyed putting the last feature together.
Today I decided to browse through the Artisan Crafts Gallery; more specifically,
Original Artist Dolls
If you'd like to know more about this project, head over here Voyage to the unknown: Master Journal
Photography Exposed: Still LifePhotography exposed is a brand new series of articles brought to you by your General Photography Community Volunteers! Kaz-D, Mrs-Durden and tiganusi are going to be exposing the popular and the not so popular galleries within main Photography gallery here on DeviantArt. This is the second issue, and I chose to focus on showcasing some recent shots from the still life gallery! Please feel encouraged to go browse it and give these artists some loveMore Like This
483 by richys
Sparkle by BronKatzke
By chance to fall down ... by Csyyt
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-29-15More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 29, 2015
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We know it's Monday again but cheer up -- we're in this together.
Age of Tin Man
What happens when you mash-up Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Wizard of Oz? Probably something like this and we like it.
The Road North
JoshuaCovey has almost reached his Kickstarter goal to fund his comic The Road North
DeviantArt Timeline UpdatesMore Like This
Earlier this year, we introduced the DeviantArt Timeline, which highlights the work we’ve accomplished in the past, and lays the groundwork for the work that is to come. As we progress, we’ll update the Timeline with additions to show what’s in store for the near future on DeviantArt. This journal outlines items that have been added to the timeline today, and what you can expect to see soon.
July 8: View Your Own Poll Results Without Voting
A seemingly small and very specific change, but a huge community request.
July 13: Watch Recommendations
We’re kickstarting the experience of joining DeviantArt by suggesting deviants to watch.
July 22: Profile Discussion
DeviantArt’s User Experience and User Interface team leads a discussion about the future of profile pages.
August 3: New Thumbnails (Phase 1)
Celebrating Deviousness - July 2015More Like This
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
“It's probably a true to say I would not be a professional artist were it not for DeviantArt. When I joined the site 11 years ago I didn't want to be an artist, I just wanted to draw; I never imagined this place would help carve my career in art. But then I never expected a lot of what happened to me to happen. My early works were filled with fantasy, but art grew to be more than just a creative outlet for me, it grew to be an emotional one. As times got darker so did my work, drawing gave me a channel to explore and express my feelings, and through DeviantArt, I could connect, and it's been these personal connections, to thousands of people, of
Thursday GreetsMonday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Weekend Fun | WishingWell WeeklyMore Like This
Welcome to Thursday Greets!
Thursday Greets is a weekly feature of a few of our newest members, in hopes to give them some exposure! Below you will find some of their artwork, their wish, and any interesting going ons that they may have.
Let's meet some of our newest members and spread the love.
mauuchi wishes for 1,000 points.
Good Souls Feature (June)Welcome to the monthly donors feature!More Like This
On the last week of every month, we feature people who have donated to our donation account to help our group grow. The points that you've donated are used as prizes for weekly challenges. If you want to be featured here, all you have to do is donate to PixelFairyHome!
Thank you all for your donations!
Wishing Upon a Star 15.6.4Featuring membership and contest/event wishes.More Like This
Take a look at the new wishes!
Arichy wishes for a 3-month premium membership for her beloved Anemetta.
DrippingWords wishes an extension for her premium membership.
Esthiell wishes for a 12-month premium membership.
A-Shadow-Rose wishes for an extension of her premium membership.
Those Moments by A-Shadow-Rose Underappreciated by A-Shadow-Rose
JeremyNight-Guard wishes for a 12-month premium membership.
This deviant does not yet have any deviations to display
Call for July birthdaysMore Like This
Please leave a comment here if you have a birthday in July or a friend of yours has a birthday in July!
Birthdays are featured in Weekend Fun, usually at the end of the week of the birthday. No need to be a member! You do not have to disclose the date of your birthday or age, but you can if you really want to .
Important: If your recommend friends, please make sure they want to be featured. Not everybody likes exposure.
The CVs on DDs: A Group InterviewA brief interview with the Community Volunteers!More Like This
We're almost done with June, and the Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive has been a rousing success already! But who are these people you're bombarding with pretty art to feature? What do they think of Daily Deviations? And what else do they do in the community?
This group interview was created to help reveal the ways DDs get chosen, who prefers what, and to basically de-mystify the whole process! So get your popcorn and settle in for some devious insights!
Why are suggestions from the community important to the DD selection process?
:iconthemaideninblack: They are important because the community should have a say in what gets features. The community isn't a passive part of the website, it's active and as such, it should actively promote its own product! DDs are a
Tea time with Eitvys200 Vol16: C-91More Like This
Volume 16: C-91
Q: Hello. How are you doing today?
All fine, thank you! I'm sipping my tea and watching junk TV.
Q: What's your name, who are you and what do you do?
My name is Silvia, I'm 24 and I come from a seaside town in Italy. I'll be dropping Chemical Engineering to take Foreign Languages and Literatures in September (can't wait omg), in my free time I practice Wing Tjun and make fractals. People know me because of my fractal flowers...and maybe because I'm the Community Volunteer for the Fractal Gallery.
Silvia's drinkQ: So fractals is your main art form? Do you do any others?
I can't hold either a pencil or a camera properly. So yes, I basically do only fractals. I made very few emoticons too, but the mentions deriving from their use are super annoying.
Q: We tal
Monday Pixel Madness #23Hello!More Like This
I got some news this week for you
First, we at APlaceToBegin are working to make our group shining again we had a chat meeting where we were talking about stuff that has to be changed and general ideas, and I'm happy to announce that I will be taking care of new bi-weekly articles that not only new dA users would find interesting We also plan to make some chat event with prizes and some more cool things
Moving right along, I'm going for less than a week to Makintosh91 so I will be closing my commissions stating from, I guess, this Friday, to have some time to finish those which I'm having ATM. Thank you all who commissioned me so I could get money for train tickets I'll be back July 6th and I guess I will open my commissions again somewhere in the middle of the first week of July.
Speaking of Makintosh91 , I'm going to take care about his FB art page or something and I will be dumping his "Let's Play" youtube videos there. You can check out
dAWishingWell wishes featureHello!More Like This
Today I'm having a special feature which is a feature of DD and exposure wishes from my lovely group dAWishingWell .
dAWishingWell is a community-based group on deviantART and only operates on deviantART. Our primary goal is to give a venue where community-oriented and other policy-abiding community members can not only make a wish but have their deviantART-related wishes granted, be featured and recognized for their talents and participation, and for these deviants to have a safe atmosphere to gather and share artistic and charitable interests.
So if you like someones artwork you can suggest them for a Daily Deviation feature (from the DD wishes), or give them more exposure (from Exposure wishes) or comment / critique them (from the last part of journal) ^^
Don't forget to drop a note or comment in the group telling that you fulfilled someone's wish!!
I think I'm gonna make this monthly feature Always using one of my free journal skins because