Urbex #18Environmental Graffit has some great examples of abandoned churches. As does deviantART! Churches can be surrealistic places whether they are abandoned or not and indeed in some of the villages surrounding the area where I live in the UK there are some fantastically creepy churches that nobody ever seems to go in anymore.. So whether you visit a church regularly or not, enjoy the forgotten churches showcased below...
Concrete Church by Matthias-Haker
Church of All Saints by Matthias-Haker
Church PX by Nichofsky
"Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures. Usually th
New featureHi folks,More Like This
no words - just features:
One from every folder, two from Still Life (because I like both of them ).
Have a nice weekend!
Introducing the New Today PageMore Like This
Welcome to Today on DeviantArt.
The Today page is the place to start your day. It's the pulse of the DeviantArt community. When art-related news happens around the world, deviant artists are among the first to respond in the most evocative ways possible. We're proud to unveil the Today page — the new human and dynamically powered newspaper for the community that reflects the stories inside of DeviantArt as they pertain to art, fandom, pop culture, and world culture.
Designed to showcase a variety of content — including editorial pieces, Journals, contests, and even deviants new to the site, the Today page reflects the undercurrent of what's happening now — both online and off.
“The new Today page is impressive. It's certainly much more dynamic and engaging now than it ever was.” —thetaoofchaos
New Content Daily
Throughout each day, the Today page updates with
Introducing the New NavigationMore Like This
Explore the full range of DeviantArt.
With better organization and improved structure, our new navigation creates a more streamlined site experience. Features like Today, Undiscovered, and What’s Hot have been given more prominence, while the More menu is now easily accessible with its simplified, new look. The addition of infinite scroll on Daily Deviations allows you to quickly discover even more hand-selected deviations. This all adds up to more control over what you use most and makes it easier to discover great artists and their art.
The More menu, which was previously available next to the DeviantArt logo, has been better organized and moved to a more prominent and convenient location. This change was based on community feedback that its previous placement was hard to find, and its contents overwhelming.
Your DeviantArt homepage
Site Update: New FeaturesMore 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.
Bringing You Closer to the Community
As DeviantArt grows, we strive to find more ways to connect you with the things and people that matter to you most. After months of designing, testing, and engaging in community conversations around the shape of things to come, we're proud to announce a series of features that will bring you closer to the community. These new features include:
Bringing You Closer to the CommunityMore Like This
Baiyoke Veins by Draken413o
As DeviantArt grows, we strive to find more ways to connect you with the things and people that matter to you most. After months of designing, testing, and engaging in community conversations around the shape of things to come, we're proud to announce a series of features that will bring you closer to the community.
Our guiding principles are to bring you a better, fresher, yet familiar site experience, giving you more power to do what you want and, more importantly, create deeper connections between your friends and favorite artists.
Artists' Toolbox: The 50mm LensAstrikos for projecteducateMore Like This
The 50mm lens is a great, great lens.
It's versatile, fast and bright, and mimics the view of the human eye (on a full frame. If shot with an APC-S size sensor, it ends up being more like a 80mm). It's also light and easy to carry around. Not only that, but the f/1.8 variety is usually very cheap. The one I use was priced at around $100. Of course, there's the extremely nice f/1.4 variety, but that costs a lot more. If you need a sharp prime lens on a budget, the 50mm f/1.8 is a great deal.
Prime lenses: Prime lenses do not have a zoom range. They're often sharper than their zoom lens counterparts because they lack the extra moving glass elements that the zoom need. This allows them to capture clearer images and are usually sharper. Since prime lenses are simpler, they usually can open up pretty wide, making them faster and more useful in low light situations.
One of the best th
Site Navigation, Activity Feed, and Status UpdatesPLEASE NOTE: This is a limited Beta release and not all Beta Testers have access to these features at this time.More Like This
Three major changes to the way the deviantART works have just been launched to Beta Testers! We’re pleased to announce the beta release of a redesigned site navigation and two entirely new features — Activity Feeds and Status Updates — bringing exciting new options to deviantART’s browsing and sharing experience.
These enhancements are the first step in what’s to come, and we can’t wait to show you the full picture. Until then, we need your help to use and abuse these features! Tell us what you like, what you don’t, and be sure to report any and all bugs or inconsistencies you encounter. Your use of these Beta features provides invaluable data and insight so that we can better shape the features for actual launch to the entire site.
DeviantART's New Site Navigation
The site's navigation menu
Site Update: New Beta Features, CollectionsIn 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
New Beta Tester Features: Site Navigation, Activity Feeds & Status Updates
Three major changes to the way the deviantART works have just been launched to some of our Beta Testers! We’re pleased to announce the beta release of a redesigned site navigation and two entirely new features — Activity Feeds and Status Updates — bringing exciting new options to deviantART’s browsing and sharing experience.
Read more »
Mixed Media, Shootings in Linz und ein DevMeetHi Leute,More Like This
aus gegebenem Anlass, stelle ich nun folgende Überlegung in den Raum: Brauchen wir einen "Mixed Media"-Ordner? Gibt es dafür genug Bedarf? Wir haben ja schon den Cosplay-Folder, der sich auch nicht gerade übermäßiger Beliebtheit erfreut... Zur Info: bei "Mixed Media" geht es darum, dass mehr als nur ein Medium zur Erstellung des Werkes verwendet wurde, z.B. eine analoge Schwarzweißfotografie, die mit Photoshop koloriert wurde oder verschiedenste Formen von Collagen... Das Spektrum ist breit. Nicht zu verwechseln mit Multimedia, dafür muss immer noch der "Anderes"-Ordner ausreichen, solange das Gesamtwerk auf dA überhaupt darstellbar ist.
Was haltet ihr davon? Benötigen wir einen weiteren Ordner in der Galerie?
In eigener Sache: Ich suche für den Herbst/Winter Gesichter. Sprich, Menschen, die sich auf TFP-Basis fotografieren lassen. No, you don't have to be a professional model. Zeit, Ort und Konzept können vorher vereinba
ProjectPorkchop Vol385:iconastrahanin:More Like This
Vladislav is a digital artist from Russia. He has a distinct storybook illustration style that really stands out. His works really reflect the way he views the world and his gallery contains a lot of political satire as well as caricatures of people portraying certain ideas. His work is humorous, provacative and will really make you think!
Diego is a varied artist from Mexico. He favors the horror and macabre style and his gallery is filled with ghastly creatures and creepy characters. The skull is symbol that is prevalant in most of Diego's works, espescially animal skulls. His limited color palettes are earthy with hints of bright colors for an interesting effect. Stop by Diego's gallery today and show some support!
ProjectPorkchop Vol384:iconsaraplante:More Like This
Sara is a professional artist from the US. She has a wonderful storybook illustration style. Her bold colors and playful arrangements are truly delightful and her storytelling is impeccable. There are so many wonderful details in her work so make sure you closely! Sara has been a member of DA for 7 years, so please show her gallery some love today!
Len is a digital artist from the Phillipines. She has a soft air-brushed style and uses very simple color pallettes with sepia tones as a base giving of a nice warmth. Her portraits are full of life, especially in the eyes and carry a lot of emotion with them. Len has been a member for one year, so let's welcome her to our community!
Photographer of the week: Yenna-photoThe Photographer of the week is a regular feature that promotes a Still Life Photographer from right here on DeviantART. This week we have the pleasure of sharing yenna-photo's work with you. Yenna has been here for eight years and has a beautiful gallery where she has carefully arranged and photographed many dolls. Check out her gallery today - you won't be disappointed!More Like This
ProjectPorkchop Vol375:iconmoondragon-1:More Like This
Cassie is a varied artist from the US. She loves to draw and sculpt dragons and has a cute cartoon style. The poses of her sculpted creatures are very dynamic and fun and she also offers adoptables to the public! If you are a fantasy lover, this artist is for you!
Soichiro is a varied artist from Japan. He has a fine collection of exquisite pencil drawings of people, places and animals. He uses tonal shading to create his works and only uses one color at a given time. This wonderful artist is definitely worth checking out!
ProjectPorkchop Vol376:iconrivercatra:More Like This
Elena is a professional varied artist from Russia. Her beautiful drawings and digital paintings are inspired by nature and incorporate fantasy elements. Her gallery is quite varied and even includes some lovely adoptables as well. Be sure to visit Elena's page today and see for yourself!
Honeyflavourcom is a varied professional artist from Poland. They create fun and vibrant conceptual illustrations that will certainly appeal to the child in all of us. Cute animals, whimsical scenes and playful prints fill their gallery and are sure to put a smile on your face! For even more fun, check out their website www.honeyflavour.com!
Celebrating Deviousness - October 2014More Like This
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
Hey there, my name is Anne—some people also call me CSS fairy - and I'm just a glitter spreading, CSS loving random person from Germany. DeviantART is part of my life since 9 years already. While I started with traditional and digital art, I am now doing kind of everything. I love baking, crafting (with plywood for example), designing and just giving new things a try in general. I am a communication designer, who just enjoys being creative in all ways possible.
CSS Fairy Sculpture
Thank You!More Like This
Please join me in thanking Gwendolyn12 and Emerald-Depths for their valiant efforts as Community Volunteers
Gwendolyn12 for helping with the Anime and Manga Community
Emerald-Depths for her contributions to the Photomanipulation Community
We appreciate you!
Digital Art DD RoundUp - August 2014:iconthiefoworld: Features by ThiefoworldMore Like This
Forgive Me by AyyaSap Phantom of the Opera by MikeMahle
Hren by Dozen13 Viper GTS by Laffonte Assassin by shenfeic Art-octopus by Kim-KD
tattooandkimono by friendhaircut Firebreath by Ericoscarj original machine and girl by olsdk The Extortion of Consumerism by SteelEmissary
Listen To Me And I'll Tell You A Story by Peppermint-Pinwheel Beliefs by Panchusfenix Neon by gamka SELF-EXPLORATION by tunglmyrkvi
NinjaSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS by Afrocream Flying whales by TiagoSilverio Liquid City 3 by Curryz Create by nondev
Monster Dude by TheOrckid
:icondiphylla: Features by diphylla
Cats the red dot by yakonusuke Resolution by BlueRogueVyse Cursed by janaalus Commission - The Lady by Viccolatte
Angel by InaWong Future Dragon Tamer by Skaya3000 Gifsperiment by TianaMaros Maggie by ElenaSai
Golden hour by AndreeWallin By The Fountain by MargaTarna Alice and Queen of the Hearts by miasus Giraffe by GDBee
4th dimensions by bergamind landscape #27 by Sylar113 Defensive Memorial by najtkriss Human needs by Algalad
The shop by Frakkasse Octopus Librarian by SeaOfFireflies Siren by CarolineGariba Gryphon by TheRafa
White Pride by WolfRoad Wei by Carlo-Marcelo #2 Thomas Muller by Templado Birth of the mind by cirrusmin0r
PE: Chat Scavenger HuntWelcome to our projecteducate Chat and Forum week chat scavenger hunt!More Like This
We have put together a fun way to browse the chats while learning a bit more about what makes them so great.
The overall goal is to have fun and take some time to get to know other chatters along the way. This hunt isn't about who gets through it the fastests so please do take your time, work at your own pace, and most of all, remember to have fun!
We have worked hard to make clues easy to follow without just giving them away. Be sure to pay attention to messages as you enter rooms, or links that stand out. Many rooms list rules or other important tidbits in the rooms topic and/or title. These are great places to pay attention to as well.
Don't be afraid to ask other chatters questions about the chats, take some time to make new friends or just get to know someone. If you'd rather do this with a friend, feel free to bring one or more along for the ride.
Fan-Fiction-Tastic News #12Hello, my fellow deviants! Welcome to the twelfth edition of my Fan-Fiction-Tastic News!More Like This
Wow, it's been a year of Fan Fiction News! Thank you, everyone, for hanging out with me this past year! I'm always here and available for you, if you need anything, be it community questions or thoughts, or any other help I can provide! Feel free to note me, reply here or leave a comment on my profile. I love hearing from you guys!
August Daily Deviations
Please keep sending those notes. I love receiving your DD suggestions! (Yes, self-suggestions too!) I'm particularly interested in Pirate themed ones and Halloween/Day of the Dead ones.
August Weekly Features
Every week, I feature a new fan fiction story on my profile page. Drop by and check them out!
Jane Austen's Prevailing and Perpetual ProseMore Like This
Forever Austen Jane Austen’s Prevailing and Perpetual Prose
Becoming Jane by discret
First Edition of
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
—Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The opening line of Jane Austen’s
Holiday raffleEDIT: All contests and raffles held by Owlies-Inc are MEMBER EXCLUSIVE. Although new members are always welcome here, we ask that you only join the group if you intend on staying awhile. Thank you!More Like This
1st - Twelve month premium membership OR 2,400
2nd - Three month premium membership OR 650
3rd - One month premium membership OR 400
How to enter:
Leave a comment on this journal entry with a randomly chosen emoticon. You can earn an additional raffle ticket by adding the journal entry to your favorites.
The winners will publicly be announced via journal on the night of Dec. 31st.
Good luck, everyone!
Urban Exploration News"Leave only footprints...More Like This
...Take only Photos."
Urbex has been in the news fairly recently with a few more articles spilling out about current happenings and highlighting explorations. It is becoming a fairly modern activity and more and more people are becoming interested in the venture. Urban exploration has reached new heights lately as an Independent Polish group of Urban Explorers called Adventure Hunters have published video showcasing beautiful and mysterious places which have been the inspiration for a video game. Many forgotten and beautifully decaying places have been highlighted putting Urbex in the spotlight once again.
Across Europe, a group of Photographers have explored abandoned places in Ireland, documenting and highlighting their decay.
Some of the venues include a once famous Courthouse - now abandoned and left to the elements. You can read more about the project
DA's New Look, 40 Brand Logos With Hidden MessagesTHOUGHTSMore Like This
So... the community's response to DeviantArt's revamped website,
especially the new logo was, as expected, fairly polarizing.
While some members, myself included, liked/loved the new look, others weren't
particularly impressed by it and found the redesign... "unnecessary".
But who am I to judge?
All I know is that I'm a proud member of the largest online art community in the world!!
In honor of DeviantArt's controversial rebranding,
I'd like to share with you a list of 40 logos of popular brands with hidden messages behind them.
Image by madebyoomph.co.uk
If you could describe dA's new brand logo in two sentences, how would you go about it?
Did you discover any additional subliminal messages, or top secret government codes
hidden in the logo tha
Community Feature Project: If I Could DDHave you ever wished that you could pick a Daily Deviation Feature? I'm sure we've all seen an amazing piece of art or stock that we wished could have a bit more exposure. Well, this is your chance! This December we are encouraging you to feature your fellow deviants with a journal of images that you would feature as a Daily Deviation if you could. So let's embrace the Holiday Season and spread some good cheer by joining in and featuring our community!More Like This
The Game Plan
Create and publish a journal feature of images that you would choose for a Daily Deviation Feature from your preferred gallery.
(i.e. Stock providers would feature images from the Stock & Resources gallery. Photomanipulators would feature manips, etc.)
When your journal feature is live, link it back to your Community Volunteer's Community Feature Project Journal in the comments area.
(i.e. Digital Artist's (Drawings & Paintings, Mixed Media) will need to link to this journal of
The Community Relations TeamThe Community Relations Team is made up of Community Volunteers who liaise with Director of Community Relations Moonbeam13More Like This
Community Volunteers help the community out by providing you – the community – with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat and forums. You’ll find them doing the following:
Helping run community challenges and educational projectsSupporting community eventsHelping moderate forumsBeing part of the #help teamBeing part of the team that moderate #devart and other official chatroomsLiaising with Moonbeam13 and fourteenthstar on community mattersBringing rockstar deviants to your attention via features, articles and Daily Deviations
Please read :faq85: before applying for a Community Volunteer positionNote that you must be 18 years of age or older to qualifyPlease do NOT send notes
This is a listing of our current open Community Volunteer positi
PE: Want to be a `Senior or ^CV?Community WeekMore Like This
»So you want to be a `Senior or ^Community Volunteer?«
Than follow your goal! Nobody will stop you.
Hello! I will tell you a bit about the basics on how to become a Senior or Community Volunteer.
The fine finishings and last step to be a Senior or Community Volunteer you must accomplish by your own.
Seniors are chosen by fourteenthstar. She reviews each Senior suggestion you send to her as a note and posts a Seniority Announcement Journal with a list of deviants she choosed who deserve a Seniority `tick. There is no set schedule for when these announcements occur.
Seniority Announcements 2013
January 13, 2013
But how do you FINALLY get on this list?
The basic information in short is told in
How to be a guiding light and a shining exampleThis journal was updated in July 2012 to include some new information and replace outdated terminology.More Like This
How can I help?
At regular intervals, new faces appear in the Community Relations team as open positions for Community Volunteers are filled. All these new additions to the team can spark interest in volunteering for dA and can inspire people to ask "What can I do to support my favourite gallery?". You don't have to be a Community Volunteers or have a fancy symbol next to your name to promote and support artists within your favourite gallery. The suggestions listed below are for everyone, and in case you want something a little more useful than just my ideas I've included links to FAQ entries with more information.
To avoid repeating myself, I'd like to point you in the direction of an article called How to promote other people's work on dA that I wrote back in De
Did You Know - Community VolunteerCommunity VolunteerMore Like This
Community Volunteers (short CV) are deviants that help the community out by providing them with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat and forums
Every CV only acts within the areas they are trained in. That means that generally, a gallery CV will not moderate chatrooms or forums or give DDs for artworks in other galleries (unless having permission). And no chat/forum CV will give DDs. In some instances, some volunteers are trained in Chats & Forums and Galleries and have permission to cross-over. To be certain, you can view the whole roster of volunteers here and see what area a volunteer is representing.
Any volunteer can be easily recognized by the heart, next to their username.
Community Volunteers are regular people, just like everyone else, with a few special pr
So you want to be a CV...Sometimes I like to wander through the communityrelations group, and I always come across comments from people so willing to become volunteers, I constantly come across people who say "Applied for ___ gallery!", "I can't wait to be 18 to apply!", "I so want to be on the team!", there are some who list the complete CR roster in their personal profiles, who openly say in their tagline, signatures or devIDs "Hoping to be a CV one day", etc. This is specially evident in the The Community Relations Team journal, where the opening positions are listed.More Like This
To those people: take this journal just as a personal opinion and a friendly advice from a fellow community member, someone who loves the community and is willing to contribute and give back the way one can. This comes from my personal experience, shouldn't be taken as the whole Community Relations nor deviantArt's official stance.
Once More Into The Abyss.More Like This
Colors of autumnal wind by firepavedUntitled by deadendsoul
Anna by uglybugThe exit by chavez666Sunrise at the cabin by freMDartet
Last green lights by everypathtonowhereLake by barbaraherrmannLycee V by BramvdZPhotography
Bridge Sunset by icmb94crypte e by BramvdZPhotography*** by Fatalv
in the muddled cavity i call my mind by fotomademoiselleManoir du Chasseur 25 by yansheeuniversity VB by BramvdZPhotography
Untitled by ValaValaUntitled by ValaValaUntitled by ValaVala
Untitled by ValaValaUntitled by ValaValaCrossover by JustinDeRosa
Ganchempo by spatarozlievAngels of The Dump 3 by henster311Ama Dablam by spatarozliev
Lay Yourself Unto The Ground, Burial At Sea.More Like This
Never ending nightmare by Saffellabirds at dawn by weryvall
4213 by HeardbydeafUntitled by Vanilla-ShadowgameBirds by pigarot
set_343_freedom by FedorrrzFinally Cold by third-onePostcards from London 17 by JCapela
You haunt me by DameTenebra*** by Fatalvmorning reflections. by bowany
SLS .05 w/ NatashaBreen + Key Feature Welcome to the fifth edition of SLS - a bi-weekly article with an interview, themed feature and a smattering of news!More Like This
Interview with NatashaBreen
Hi Natasha, thanks for joining us! Let's start off by telling us a bit about yourself & your photography?
My name is Natasha Breen, I was born in Russia, but last 5 years I live in Czech village near Prague. Basically I photograph food and still lifes for macro- and microstocks.
What is your favorite thing about still life photography?
For a long time I photographing people, weddings, love-story, but really I always loved all kind of still life. No rush, no nervosity. No people Really I love experimenting with light and I love food.
What is your favorite still life related
NAWAKNawak-Factory is a unique group that shares the idea that anything and everything, even the most insignificant object, situation, or piece of nature, could be a great subject as soon as we give it the same attention and intention level as we usually do for things, people, or situations that are generally considered as "beautiful", "interesting", or in this case, "photo-worthy". This is the "Nawak" philosophy.More Like This
Here is some really amazing Nawak photography:
Orange Overdose by chromevanadiumSquare by KizukiTamura
holy by katpiEarthquake by Einsilbigyellow fields by sth22art
In The Corner by EintoeRnSignaling by EintoeRnyell o (Premium Content) by sth22art
Citrus Vein by EinsilbigGreen by SplitEnsds662ABC by davespertine
People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 96malaugusto'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 96
People and Portraits
Roses and Milk
Young and Beautiful
Pretty teenage girl
The Queen of Spades
Oh to fly.
Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 85BokehLight'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 85
Wings of melancholia
Once Upon a Time I
The Luminous Curse (I/II)
this is to end in fire
Drop of milk
Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 84BokehLight'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 84
Leaf Sprite Parent and Child: Lessons
107 / 365
Are you Afraid by the Dark I
108 / 365
ghosts in my guitar
The ghost in the woods
Macro Spotlight Vol.112MarcosRodriguez'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 112
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Floating On a Zephyr With Her
Music of yesterday.
Abstract and Surreal Spotlight Vol. 51Einsilbig'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 51
Abstract and Surreal
New Dawn in Giza
Crystal truth II
A perfect day II
wash my blood away
The first green
To Be Seen .83A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!More Like This
Roxanne by Piscisvolantis Schizophrenia by Piscisvolantis Curse of the dark by Piscisvolantis
little light by Piscisvolantis Tourbillion by Piscisvolantis
29 by Padera Sister by Padera Nina by Padera
With a book by Padera Corsets by Padera
NCfair2010_006 by TMWphoto F-15EagleARP09_020 by TMWphoto NCfair2011_012 by TMWphoto
CapeLookout_Sunrise_005 by TMWphoto :thumb184885447:
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/we could provide for you (features, interviews, contests, news, tutorials, etc.
Creating Awesome Features [+Contest Winners] Feature Contest Winners!!!More Like This
This was seriously one of the hardest contests I have ever judged, but alas we finally have winners
:iconconnyduck: ConnyDuck with The Faces of Traditional Art 2
:iconmimi-min: & :iconstarhavenstudios:
Entries were judged on multiple aspects. Layout, style & appearance, sticking to the theme, activity of deviants [yes, I checked to see if those featured were active or had been gone since], not being too overwhelming/underwhelming, among other variables such as having not been snagged off t