PE: Site Updates and How to Welcome ThemSite Updates and How to Welcome Them
This article was written due to the recent uproar from some groups of the community because of the new username symbols.
Change is something handled differently by everyone. Some people accustom to change very quickly, others may take a long time or may not adjust to change at all. In regards to deviantART Site Updates, it's important to know ways to welcome change and embrace it. You are not expected to love every feature that is released, but giving it a chance before bashing it is a right step forward.
Before reading on, please note that this article is not directed at any one individual, but as a community as a whole. All views expressed in this article are mine and mine alone and do not reflect the views of deviantART.com.
When a new feature is released, most deviants give their first impressions of said feature. Some may even react like this:
This is compl
Support Vader, the pet fox wrongfully euthanizedHello friends and fans, today I come to you with heartbreaking news. Vader was a pet fox who I followed closely in the exotic pet community and on Tumblr. His owners were Tara and Eric, and they run a blog ( http://maythefoxbewithyou.tumblr.com ) all about their adventures raising a fox. Vader was an incredibly sweet, friendly animal who was specifically bred to live as a companion. He wasn't a wild animal. He wagged his tail to greet people and even got along swimmingly with other dogs and lived alongside a chihuahua named Athena. This was not a vicious animal.More Like This
Tara has received untold amounts of anonymous hate from social justice warriors and animal rights activists. People claiming her fox was some abomination and should be released, despite the fact that if she released Vader into the wild he would die either from starvation or from approaching the wrong humans and
Lit Contest: The More Things Change...the more they stay the same.More Like This
Iiiiit's contest time! All original literature welcome.
This is a speculative fiction contest—the technology requirement could cover steampunk, 'John Carter,' 'The Windup Girl,' 'Watchmen,' '2001: A Space Odyssey' or about anything else you can think of. The one thing that isn't permissible is magic.
That was a joke.
Your story must center around the development of a relationship between two entities.
Some things to consider:What kind of relationship is it? (No, "relationship" doesn't have to mean "romance.")Who/what is it between?Is the development positive/negative?
The relationship must be noticeably changed at the end.Distance/death don't count if they're still besties or whatever.I don't mean changed personalities. I mean a changed relationship.
Plausible but (currently) nonexistent technology must be integral to the development of this relationship.Time travel goes forward.Nothing goes faster than light, a
100 member ContestThe conest is over! The winners will be anounced by the end of this week.More Like This
Edit: The deadline is tomorrow so be sure to add the final touches and get your entry submitted soon.
Edit: Due to the lack of entry's I have asked some of our Affiliates to help us out. If your a member of an affiliated group and would like to enter then by all means please do If you have any questions about the contest then please ask away we will be more then happy to answer you.
Edit: We only have one entry so I will be extending the deadline to October 13th. This will be the only extension on this contest. Please make sure to start finishing up your stories and submit them if you haven't already.
First off I'd like re welcome all of our new members to the group. As I said last week now that we have reached our goal of 100 members we will be having a new contest. You can submit your entry as either a short story or a short comic but you can only submit one entry.
The topic is: Determined to fall. The cont
Busted? Make up an excuse!BUSTED!More Like This
Street Photographers Caught in the Act
No success by PatrickMonnier
Make up an excuse for getting caught
Inspired by Thomas Leuthard 'The best excuses on the street' (http://floost.com/petapixel-post-humor-the-best-excuses-to-use-when-doing-street-photography-1338087
http://500px.com/ThomasLeuthard/stories/5875/blog-13-the-best-excuses-on-the-street) here is my own contribution to the cause:
Sarcasm by myraincheck
Sometimes people ask you what you are doing and then you need a good answer. Here are
Deviant and Art MentionsUpdate: In response to feedback received from the community, we have made some changes, which are detailed in the "New" section of this article.More Like This
A new feature has been launched that's designed to make interacting with others even easier than before! Deviant & Art Mentions are a highly requested feature that send notifications to your Message Center when someone mentions you or your work in a public location on site.
How It Works
When another deviant uses the :dev: or :icon: codes to mention you, or includes one of your deviations in a comment or Journal, a message will appear in the new Mentions section of the Message Center letting you know, and linking you to the location.
These messages are designed to help engagement between deviants, as well as to help further conversation on deviantART, making it easier than before to
Girl in India = Disgrace = Molest = Rape/murder?My intention was to post about the 100pt giveaway results in this blog today. However, I have changed my mind to post this blog instead after seeing a documentary video from BBC just now.More Like This
I have so much to say. I can write endlessly here but this video says most of it.
It is very shocking to see how females are being deprived in India. I am truly ashamed. But the most shocking thing that I have come across to know very recently from a friend of mine is that in a porn site, the 16th Dec Delhi rape case girl's pic was being used as an Ad with a message saying..
"Want to know how college girls are making XXXXX amount of money every month?"
The image that was used for the Ad was this one (the right one):
Yes, it is true! I have seen it myself. I am not naming the site here because I am not here to promote porn but to tell you that this is true.
This was so very shocking to see how humanity has crossed every lines they could possibly make. HOW CAN YOU USE IMAGES OF THOSE VICTI
And God Created WomanMore Like This
- A S t r e e t P h o t o g r a p h y F e a t u r e -
two_six_nineby - OskarAlfons-vu
One day in the Garden of Eden,
Eve calls out to God,
"Lord, I have a problem!""What's the problem, Eve?"
Sagrada Familiaby - Kevrekidis
"Lord, I know you created me and provided this beautiful garden
and all of these wonderful animals
and that hilarious comedic snake,
but I'm just not happy."
Adidasby - vulezvrk-vu
"Why is that, Eve?" came the reply from above.
"Lord, I am lonely, and I'm sick to death of apples."
"Well, Eve, in that case, I
WATCHERS TOPLISTMost Watchers (on 1/11/2016)More Like This
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What is it like to live in Israel?More than a year ago, I asked a friend what it was like living where she lives. She said it's a difficult question, yet came with an answer. Then she asked me the same question: How is it like to live in Israel? For a long time I wondered whether there's an answer or not, and if there is, how to phrase it. Finally, I think I may have my answer.More Like This
This week+ is one of the heavily emotional ones. Last Monday was the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, in which we commemorate the (over) 6 millions of Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Today we observe the Day of Remembrance for Israeli Fallen Soldiers, which is dedicated to remembering the Israeli soldiers who fell during the many wars we've had since before the actual Declaration of Independence and during their service, as well as the victims of the terror attacks, in Israel and abroad. Tomorrow we'll celebrate our Independence Day.
Living in Israel, for me, means living in the Holy Land, the one and only land in which our forefathers
April Fools: The British own deviantART.comUpdate From dygelMore Like This
Yes, most of you figured it out - today certainly was April Fools' day. Kudos to those of you who saw through our clever little illusion and had some fun along with us. Those of you who forgot this crucial little holiday can relax now. There really was no coup d'etat of the website by the British admins. Today was just a day to poke a little fun at the ongoing American/British rivalry that we admins are so fond of jibing with each other over behind the scenes.
No one was actually banned for this event, nor did anyone actually get any extra privileges. All the status symbol changing you've seen today was nothing more than smoke and mirrors. Those symbols will be returning back to normal again as those involved log back into deviantART.
I hope you enjoyed our little prank! Continue being devious!
The Original Post By kronix
Today is a day of great change for deviantART. For too long the British
Featured PoM ArtsSome featured arts of The Penguins of MadagascarMore Like This
those are arts from other artists, I didn't feature my own here
mine are here: http://leokatana.deviantart.com/gallery/38400559/The-Penguins-of-Madagascar
The Youth Ray strikes again by Koklico Private! by CandleBell Parrot feathers for the king-wannabe by Koklico Alex and Tiny by Tekeza :thumb350613269: :thumb471817681: Hans didn't steal~ by The-Great-Hans :thumb353413909: .:A Little Grooming:. by DarkwingSnark NY Rush by metalhime r by yojico :thumb357808228: :thumb360833808: PoM: Not My Shoes by Fuwa2-Kyara PT by yojico :thumb426496864: Being Parents by Naminelight I protect you by MariaMarcuu PoM: Practices by Fuwa2-Kyara
You'll miss the best part by B0XFISH Double cute (WIP) by CandleBell
Best of the Best: Sailor MoonMore Like This
Sailor Moon reached American audiences in 1995. U.S. teenagers became instantly obsessed with the band of beautiful soldiers. Twenty-two years later, Sailor Moon is back.
Who is Sailor Moon?
She's the main character in a sailor suit who basically saves the world.
What powers doe the Sailor Senshi have?
They have the power to magically transform into their costumes.
Who are Sailor Moon's enemies?
Generally, they're fighting against space-related foes of the Earth!
Why are they so popular?
Sailor Moon helped jump-start female anime fandom in the United States.
What's Sailor Moon saying at the end of introduction?
“Tsuki ni kawatte, oshiokyo!” translates roughly to "In the name of the moon, I will punish you."
Enjoy 60+ pieces of beautiful Sailor Moon fan art!
Best of: Zelda Majora's Mask Fan ArtMore Like This
The best of the best: Fan art of Zelda's Majora's Mask.
Moonfall by Archaois
Majora's by Gahiko
Majora's Mask (Fan Poster) by Image-Six
Majora's Mask - Wooden Replica by ThePropBoxMajora's Mask - Wooden Replica by ThePropBox
Majora's Mask by KirstyCarter
Majora's Mask by Arabesque91 DoA: Playing With The Moon by Orioto
The Skull Kid by JohnnyCago
Majora's Mask: The Clockworks by EternaLegend
Majoras Mask: The Moon by MaxGrecke
Full Moon by Sabretoontigers
Free commission raffle (done)Thanks for participating everyone, lets see who wonMore Like This
And the lucky number is:
Just a small note, I'll do this again with my original style when I'm done with my regular commissions
Raffle? Is that the correct word? Anyway, those of you that follow my polls know that I wanted to do something special for my 300k pageviews. And after... I think it was for 150k, when I was giving 3 months of premium, there were like 3 or 4 winners ( and I didn't have enough points ) I will do this with raffle instead (because there will be only one winner, a lot more people will have a chance to win, plus theres this thing with DA now where your pageviews gets counted when someone visits your gallery as well...) .
Sooo, to get a chance to win free commission (this style ONLY: ) all you have to do is fav this journal. You'll have time until I hit 300k on my front page, after that I'll use random.org to pick a winner
GOOD LUCK EVER
How to 'Proofread' your ArtCommunity WeekMore Like This
Ever feel like there's something wrong with your art, but you just can't identify what?
Here are some surprisingly simple tricks that you should do throughout painting that will help you easily 'proof read' your art for mistakes and issues:
Check your values
If you're painting a picture in colour, this technique is really helpful. Values are important in a painting to give a 3-D feel and to make the painting not feel flat. 'Value' is how light or dark a colour is. It's often hard to tell the value of a colour as colours can easily trick your eyes into thinking they're lighter or darker than they actually are.
For example, take a look at these two colours:
Which is darker? The blue probably appears to be. However, when we make the image greyscale (take away the colours), you'll see that the values of the colours are almost identical.
Oh noes! How do I prevent myself from being tricked? Check your
[2014 Movie Trailer] The Penguins of MadagascarOMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!! I can't believe what my eyes had seen!!!More Like This
The Penguins movie this year's Trailer comes out, I scream already as I see the beginning of the trailer then LOL and smile wide like a crazy when I see all the video!!
Their personality and models be mixed by "Madagascar" Movie and my favorite TV series "The Penguins of Madagascar"
where you can see their personality and appearance are so much diffrent in two version,
So I treat it as AU, just like "TMNT" has so many different versions and everybody knows they are diffent individuals and souls too.
in The 2014 penguins:
- Skipper's head turn more flat and broad like TV, and his personality seems also turn more like TV too
- Kowalski's eyes turn more emotional and his head turn more
Please tell this is fake...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2651285/ANOTHER-knife-attack-linked-Slender-Man-Mother-claims-disturbed-daughter-13-stabbed-obsessed-creepy-horror-character.htmlMore Like This
It seems there is another Slenderman stabbing... this time a mother gets stabbed by her 13 year old daughter...
seriously what the fuck is wrong with these kids!?!?
Being happy with your artI've noticed lately, that there's this emotion that leaves people overwhelmed with the massive amount of good art in the community, thinking that they can never become as good or popular as those others. So sad, because skill or popularity in itself shouldn't be the major goal of an art community. I think many people who start out here get so overwhelmed that they forget what it's actually about.More Like This
Many people out here, sign up to DeviantArt (or any internet art community) in order to publish their work on the internet. They've probably looked around for a while already. They saw those amazing artists that had millions of pageviews, and secretly hoped that by putting their art on the internet, they would be able to do the same. To become madly popular -- a community icon.
Well, sorry to burst your bubble; but it's probably not gonna happen. And if it's gonna happen; it's not going to be soon.
According to DeviantArt, the website has over 31 million
My Theory of Majora's Mask.This is based all of my point of view.More Like This
So, ya know how the game is based around four days?
Four, in Japanese reading is 'shi' meaning 'death'
Plus, if the moon was falling to the earth it depends on how fast, big, distance is in able to find the impact the moon will cause. In the game it is said that the mood will wipe off the face off of the earth, but since it was moving slowly I doubt it would cause that to happen... The time total is 72 hours, but the speed to day-to-night in the game is kinda fast; no one notices the moon about to crash until the Final day arrives. And once the moon crashes, everything else dies while Link is the last one, watching... Watching the terror and destruction that's happening, and then he was blown away; finally dying. Overall, Majora's Mask was a very hard, yet fun game to play.
Consider this official.I'm done completely with the BEN Drowned fandom and no longer wish to participate in art trades, collabs, requests or art related activities with the community anymore.More Like This
In the past few years, this has been the highest rate of art theft for me and all from this fandom. I'm sick of it, I'm no longer catering to this behavior anymore.
And the TF2 community on tumblr treats me better anyways. They don't care about gender or sexuality or anything. But no, here when I said I was a girl I got "omg I ship u with Jadusable that's so cute" and I immediately began plotting 16 different ways to kill you.
If or when I get a Premium Membership, I'll be changing my username here to permanently break off from the fandom. I probably will keep talking to Jad though. I don't even see him as that anymore, I just kinda see him as Alex so I don't see a reason to just up and leave him high and dry.
I'm still going to finish Lavender town and 72 hours because I spent so much time plotting them, and 72 Hours i
10 ways to become a better artistDear, deviantart fellow artistsMore Like This
How to become better at art? How to gain necessary skill and how to stay motivated and inspired?
There are no right, or wrong answers to these questions, as we all are different and we have our own creative journeys - but here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Make art with your heart
Make the art that you enjoy to create. Make what resonates with you, put your heart in it (not literally) and it will show through your artworks.
2. Be consistent
Commit to yourself. Do something daily, even if it's just a sketch. Perhaps, do a study every morning or make speedpaintings. You may not see the progress at first, but you shouldn't get discouraged by that. Not every single one of your artworks has to be a masterpiece and it's totally okay to have a bad drawing every once
Commission TipsThe past few weeks, I've been getting quite a few notes regarding commissions: pricing, how to get people to commission you, quality expected, etc. After reading through and replying to them all, I've decided to write a news article for anyone to refer to. Here are some of my tips on maintaining a fairly steady commissions business. I hope they help!More Like This
(1) First off, the most commonly questioned topic is: pricing.
Now, for those who take point commissions, it's necessary to realize the value of points. So for starters, lets calculate how many dollars one point is worth. Knowing that$1.00 = 80 ...you can then derive that a point is worth $0.0125, or 1.25 cents. And since there is no such thing as a quarter cent, we round down. A point is the approximate equivalent of a penny.
Now taking that into consideration, think. How much are your commissions? I've seen lots of artists around dA who sell their art for 1-50 points. One to fifty points. That's from a penny
Tips on How To Get CommissionsWhen offering commissions, it can be very hard to get yourself noticed, what with the hundreds of thousands of other artists out there. People gripe about how pageviews aren’t important, but they are a helpful tool for you to see what kind of traffic flow you’re attracting. The more views you get, the more of a chance there is that one of those viewers is interested in commissioning you.More Like This
Gigonomics is a term I heard about a few months ago at an FLBA conference. After Googling it, many people seem to be using it in a slightly different way, but I was particularly intrigued by the way it was used by the keynote speaker, who was also a comedian. I can’t remember his name, but I probably will after I post this…
Basically he said that he takes any gig he can get, because you never know who could be in the audience. That was how he was asked to come to our conference. I realized that this can apply here on DeviantArt as well.
The way to get yourself noticed is to do a
1000 points + art giveaway! [Winners]Hey guys! Today was the very last day to enter the giveaway, and I have the results! If you don't remember what the prizes are:More Like This
First place - 600 points + waist up drawing (It'll probably end up looking like http://fav.me/d7ersv8 ... but probably more finished)
Second place - 300 points + sketch (http://fav.me/d7hs2mg )
Third place - 100 points
In third is :iconTeru0Chan0:
Second is :iconWDMofficial:
and in first is :iconsil3ntrain:
I'll note you guys saying you've won, and you have to respond in 48 hours saying you'll take the points and what kind of drawing you want.
Thanks for joining in guys!
Have a lovely night! <3
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:More Like This
"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"
I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.
Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.
It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
Win a pendant!! [CLOSED] + WinnerJust picked someone, and the winner is: Kristina Matusik from Etsy!More Like This
I contacted you via Etsy, but if you read this, you can also write me a note here for the answer.
Oh and I will definitely do this again!
I will make a free pendant or brooch for YOU!
How to join:
fav one or more of my pendants on Etsy (links below)
fav/admire my Etsy Shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraWienhold
fav this journal
For your lovely promotion I'll pick one randomly who favourite a pendant and will make an absolutly new handmade pendant for you.
If you fav more than one, you will have more chances to win! ♥
You can't say you can't!As a child I was a bright student, always used to grab among the first 3 positions in my class, teachers used to love me (I was never a teacher's pet though) and my mom and dad (specially dad) supported me with his heart and soul. We always have guidance/influence from others in some way or the other. I was fortunate enough to get them I guess. But there comes a time in your life where you need to move alone and build your own responsibilities, you need to make your own ways, you need make your own decisions and you need to choose the right path.More Like This
The world is cruel enough to pull you down every time you want to climb up. But you can't stop there. You have to move on. You can't say you can't!
I have seen a lot of phases in my life in the last 25 years. In deviantART everyone says they like the way I talk to people, the way I treat them and the way I guide them. May be I shouldn't use the word "everyone", perhaps it should be at least most of them says so.
I get a lot of people coming to
Peter Pan: Real Life Hero!Here's a post from Tumblr I thought you guys would really love:More Like This
It's all about Peter Pan at Disneyland and some amazing encounters with him:
If you're lucky enough to meet Peter Pan in person, make sure you give him a hug!
He's an amazing person.
:icontumblrplz: Reblog here: http://zimeta.tumblr.com/post/53543672364/laughterkey-geekyjessica-so-im-just-going
Get to know even more about Macy MendezEveryone else was doing it so..?? Why not.More Like This
Name: Margarita Mendez
Meaning of name: "Pearl"
Origin of name: no particular origin, her parents just picked it on a whim
Astrological sign: Aries
Chinese zodiac: Pig
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Current status (marital/dating): Single (??)
Birth date: March 25th, 1995
Weight: 129 lbs.
Build: average/slightly pudgy
Skin: Light brown
Hair: Naturally curly chestnut
Eyes: Burnt orange
Mouth/Lips/Teeth: Average (fuller lower lip)
Describe their smile: cheerful and bright when natural, very tight-lipped when force
Free Key Giveaway #33 - MEGA GIVEAWAY - CLOSED!More Like This
EDIT: WINNERS ARE: :iconChibiterasuOkamiden: #9 :iconPaigePonPon: #2 :iconMiss-HyperShadow: #8 :iconKodriak: #1 :iconShadowedPorcelain: #7 :iconlizziecat1279: #4 :iconramuramu: #3 :iconIanaLy: #6 :iconEeren: #5
Thanks everyone! Check back next week for a new contest!
Giveaway #33 is now CLOSED, we'll upload a new journal next friday for #34!
We FINALLY got some keys for sale through Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st?keywords=keyper's+cove&qid=1370294396&rh=k%3Akeyper's+cove%2Cn%3A3367581&sortrice
To Celebrate, we are giving away 9 free keys (the ones you see in the picture) instead of 1! One Key a day every day for the next 9 days We will be giving away one of each. We only have 9 designs on Amazon because we can only put ones on Amazon t
Decemeber featureA feature of some wonderful festive art, made by some amazing artists:More Like This
Merry christmas Santa mercury by ibenz009TRADE EGGNOG'S PRETTY STRONG HUH by ReddishMaroon
Cherry Tree? Christmas Tree! by AtsusaKaneytzaChristmas 2015 - Christmas Cade by QuarmaChristmas Honey Milly by Kobi-Tfs
Happy Holiday by Atrox-ForensisSecret Santa- becomeclowned by Jakal63Make a Wish by ValaSedai
Charlotte's xmas dress by koekoek19Bad Claus (Colored) by mystic-skillzHappy holidays! by Seonidas
Tumblr reblog: http://vyctorianbyron.tumblr.com/post/135996149156/decemeber-feature
Happy Holidays to all! ^^
Past/Present CVS Join CV-Alumni!AssembleMore Like This
I know for some ( if not most ) it's tough to adjust to normal life after being a volunteer. The struggle is real. Sometimes communication drifts off as we no longer have the direct avenue to chat immediately with our present/past teammates. I myself desired to stay in contact with my fellow teammates and didn't want to see that dissipate because we didn't have a solid means to communicate. Now we do! I've come up with a solution & with Danie's permission I've created a Slack team for fellow CV's and past CV's.
Slack is a messaging app ( for desktop & mobile devices ) for teams who want instant communication, sharing important files and posting gifs. This is totally open for everyone. It's there for general conversation with fellow CV's or CV Alumni. We also have a projects channel for people who want to collaborat
Non-Photography Feature Nr. 142Artists of the Week:More Like This
Balloon by pseudozufall Forest Turtles by pseudozufall
Fantasy Forest by pseudozufall Tea Time by pseudozufall Time Forest by pseudozufall
Birth by aStripedUnicorn Mage of Roses by aStripedUnicorn Rise by aStripedUnicorn Madness by aStripedUnicorn Fairy Of Night by aStripedUnicorn Tribal Elf by aStripedUnicorn
The Digital Artist by aStripedUnicorn Fearless by aStripedUnicorn Elemental Mage by aStripedUnicorn Tired by aStripedUnicorn
THANK YOU FOR 7K WATCHERS - CHIBI GIVEAWAY//CLOSED!! the winner is FhlenMore Like This
:iconaqua-hplz::iconaqua-oplz::iconaqua-rplz::iconaqua-iplz: :iconaqua-splz: :iconaqua-hplz: :iconaqua-iplz::iconaqua-tplz:
:iconaqua-hplz: :iconaqua-oplz: :iconaqua-wplz:
I decided to hold a raffle again as a thank you for another 1k <3
The prize is a digital chibi
To enter this raffle:
- be a watcher
- fav this journal
- comment that you're in!!
and that's all - but if you want to have one more number, share this journal!
it ends on 22th Jan.
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;THANK YOU AGAIN;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
The Wishing Jar 16.1.1Featuring point wishes.More Like This
Take a look at the new wishes!
Wishing for points
Arichy wishes for points for prizes for next PixelChallenges weeks.
TeaPhotography wishes for points to be donated to Unframed-Nature-PTS for her group Unframed-Nature.
DrippingWords wishes for points to commission art for her novel.
Lady-Compassion wishes for 1200 points. A fractal will be given with 100 point donations.
Rukia's Return by Lady-CompassionI Will Protect You With My Love by Lady-Compassion
Blast Off, It's Feature TimeSo I promised I'd put up a huuuuuge feature for New Years, and here it is! Showing off some of others' works I have favourited in the past year or so! It's really difficult to pick, because everyone's so talented and awesome. I won't be showcasing from all of my Collections, because I have so many of them... But here's some!More Like This
From the Main Favourites (misc. collection):
From the Collection 'Texts':
Am I Meant to Sing? by VegetabelleHypoallergenic Facade by GoldenNocturnacurse by PaileiMisconceptions (NaPoWriMo Day 3) by GoldenNocturna
(Early) New Year announcementBefore New Year finally approaches I wanna say thank you to all the awesome watchers and friends of mine! You guys are fantastic and I love you :iconcryforeverplz: Thanks to all long-time watchers and to all the friends I've met in 2015.More Like This
Special thanks to special homies, great supporters and personal friends:
:iconCharlieGrins: - for being awesome!
:iconAkyura44: - for being awesome!
:iconOnihime-chan: -for being awesome!
:iconValaSedai: - for being awesome!
:iconENIMINEMOE: - for being awesome!
:iconRiftress: - for being awesome!
:iconDeltamimi: - for being awesome!
:iconDoubleDandE: - for being awesome!
:iconsteave1425: - for being awesome!
:iconxXDoctorMythXx: - for being awesome!
:iconKorkonica: - for being awesome!
But I love all of my watchers, seriously
Thank you for being supportive and awesome
Have a happy New Year and a good start into 2016
Features Features FeaturesYea, this FFM thing has really killed me. More pretties!More Like This
moon cat by smokepaint
Snoozing owl by s4yoDrink Tigers by TastesLikeAnyaMy cell by Akihiposymosey. by acid-tonguedCoral Ocean by IMNIUM
AxisMundi XL Grimoire by AnnEnchantedHumans' holiday by hontorAnatomia Humani Corporis, 11 x 8 inches by alexlibris999Silver steampunk pendant with carnelian by GatoJewel-DerKaterRabbit totem by hontor
Amulet of Amber by Tuile-jewellery204- Watercolor Tiger Design by Lucky978Sun and moon by synconiHippo-dragon Inks by y2jennMotherland Chronicles #27 - Aglaea by zemotion
Thank you! 500px/flickr/FBDear followers!More Like This
How are all of you? I just want to thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes I received from you guys
I had a great day and all is going well! how are you?
I just wanted to tell you guys that I am sorry that I'm not that active around DA anymore. I try to come online every week to vote for my groups and sometimes I add a picture. I don't know but DA does not attract me that much anymore.. Instead I am active on facebook, flickr and 500px again.
On Flickr and 500px photos look so much better and much more attractive.. DA is not that attractive and not only for photography. But I am sorry I will never take down this account, DA has brought me so much!
So I was wondering who of you are also on Flickr or 500PX or own a fb page?
We could do a follow4follow I would love to see some of you there too!
Tutorial: coffee cups reflectionsHello!More Like This
I have another photo tutorial. It's about capturing shapes in the reflections of coffee and tea (like dragons or airplanes or anything you like).
You can read it here: https://iso.500px.com/tutorial-capturing-stories-in-coffee-cups-reflections
Hope you'll like it ^_^
Post-Processing Challenge: Early Spring ResultsHope everyone had a good Spring Break! I would like to say thank you to everyone who took part in the challenge and provided some awesome works!More Like This
Let's take a look at the fantastic results from the challenge!
Here is the pre-processed RAW image:
Here is what you were able to do with it:
"Did alot of things, don't quite remember what, but I think most was with Nik software.."
Flabnbone's Feature 50#Hello PeepsMore Like This
On Monday, I got my exam results! 4 HDs!!! Also, my lecturer emailed me to say I got into the Top 20 for Digital Marketing. He said an interview is offered to students in the Top 20 for a cosmetics role in social media marketing. Too bad makeup and marketing ain't my thing.
This week has been crazy busy. Our kitchen is being renovated, so we have been eating out nearly everyday. On a positive note, one of the renovators is totally totally mint - tall, tanned skin, blonde hair and dark eyes.
This week's song is:
Dangerous - David Guetta Ft. Sam Martin
oh good lordi haven't logged in here for months.More Like This
literally m o n t h s.
I haven't picked up my camera for months either, until very recently.
I've been away since my exams started to get serious, and now they've been and gone then maybe I can start taking photos again.
I started Sixth Form a couple of weeks a go, and the work load is pretty heavy so don't expect miracles.
I Love, You Love FeatureThe feature for the last I Love, You Love, which is a bi-weekly activity that hopefully encourages you all to share work you love and discover new deviations you might fall in love with as well!More Like This
I Love... Twilight
'Frostfall' by JoniNiemela
"Colrado is so beautiful in any light. I love the way the sunset sparkles off the water."
"It reminds me of Twilight, The Quality of light, the last golden rays that slip away.
CONTEST WINNERS + Honorable Mentions!First off, thank you to everyone who participated! I never thought this contest would be so much fun, nor did I ever think this many people would enter.More Like This
Needless to say, I can tell you right now that there wasn’t a single entry (except for one person who entered someone else’s art...) that didn’t deserve to win. I really wish we had the resources to give everyone here a prize, the execution of these was AMAZING!
Below are the winners as well as a handful of people who we thought did an amazing job but we just didn’t have enough prizes.
Please note: if you did not see your entry on this journal, that does NOT mean we didn’t like your entry or didn’t think it deserved a mention. I just wanted to post some particularly successful ones - there are many, many others who had AMAZING entries that we all LOVED but we didn’t mention everyone here because of space and what not.
PLEASE don’t make us feel bad about not picking your entry!
Monday Munchies Every Monday, I will be featuring a single deviant's artwork. The deviant may be known or unknown, and may have received accolades or joined deviantART last week. By featuring just a single deviant, I hope to give the deviant some exposure and bring a little beauty to your week.More Like This
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WowI'm reading in on all the art theft and I have seriously no idea nymore, I know this was a thing, and that it was bad to begin with, but it has only gotten worse it seems. And it saddens me so many people i watch on here for example to begin with, get ripped off to shreds by this. And others making money of of this, is disgusting.More Like This
However i cant phantom the new terms of DA either, I'm seriously at a loss for words.
[CLOSED] Draw my OC Contest!ENGLISH VERSIONMore Like This
UPDATE 3: A few more days to submit late entries! Please check the artist description for the countdown timer, and to check how much time you have left to submit an entry!
UPDATE 2: ONE MORE WEEK TO GET YOUR ENTRIES SUBMITTED!
UPDATE 1: CONTEST HAS BEEN EXTENDED! Please check the new deadline! If anyone could advertise my contest, it would be of much help! Also NEW PRIZES ADDED!
It's been a while since I held another contest!
This will be my 3rd time hosting a Draw my OC contest!
I look forward to seeing all the beautiful and gorgeous entries!
O1. Draw one or more of my OC's. Drawing more does not guarantee that you'll place in the contest. Focus on quality vs. quantity!
O2. You can ONLY DRAW THE OC'S FROM THIS FOLDER: [CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CHARACTERS]
DRAWING CONTEST (RESULTS ANNOUNCED)RESULTS:More Like This
FINAL EDIT: as not many who were still deciding to join replied back (or did and decided not to) the deadline stayed as it was. If you had told me you were going to join but still did not submit your entry, I'm sorry but you can't at this point in time. The judging process is now beginning, so it should be a few days until I make the winner journal. Thank you to those who did enter and good luck to everyone on winning!
EDIT 3: THE DEADLINE IS TOMORROW! IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED AN EXTENSION LET ME KNOW BY THE END OF TODAY! Otherwise, entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm tomorrow! (EST) If you live in another time zone and your entry appears to be late to me because of that or something just let me know and I'll allow it. I understand that sort of thing is hard to work around.
EDIT 2: I ended up removing the requirement to share the journal to enter the contest. First because I kept getting told it was annoying by friends, and second becaus
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
You are here.
Non-nude female full body
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Small but useful gallery of plus size female model in form fitting clothing.
has a folder of
Draw/Write my OC's Contest CLOSED //JUDGING//More Like This
5 days left until the contest ends and judging begins
Another draw my OC's contest, except this time, with a bigger prize!! *gasp*
Of course all entry's will be judged fairly by myself and 1st 2nd and 3rd winners will have their art work critiqued.
It's simple, draw any of my OC's (1 or multiple) in any form or style you want and I will judge and choose a winner. Now of course you will have quite a fair few choices, since I have so many. You may do traditional and digital drawings. I also accept story's, oh how I love a good read on the occasion. The story can be based around an genre and any of my OC's, go ahead and make head canon's/ships/etc, I don't mind. Though nothing too sexual >//< I'll get embarrassed.
You do not have to be a watcher to join. Anyone is welcome! If you'd like you could also share this journal around ovo
If you would like to contribute to this contest then just comment below or note me ^^
CONTESTHey guys!More Like This
Its been a while since I've had a contest going on, so here we go again!
So, the challenge (lmao yeah right jk) will be drawing this character >> in a new, self designed outfit!
You have to keep the hair and the headband with the ears. And ofcourse the colours of the hair and stuff should be the same, but for the outfit, pick whatever colours you find fitting! You can also mess around with the hairstyle, but make sure it is long and foofy lol. This character is a sheep btw.
Example from an AT with the lovely :iconlalonyx:
I will be judging on whether the outfit and the facial expression will fit the character, but I wont be telling what her personality is, you have to read her personality from the drawing I made, which shouldn't be too hard o v o
Remember, read her personality from the drawing I made, and not other contestants entries. Youre never sure whether their view of her personality is corre
$110 worth of prizes + Art - Draw my oc ContestUPDATE 6: Deadline has been extended again!More Like This
UPDATE 5: Deadline has been extended!
UPDATE 4: Prizes have been updated!
UPDATE 3: Entrants list Contest Entrants!
UPDATE 3: Deadline has been added onto the contest!
UPDATE 2: Prizes have been updated!
UPDATE: Just a small one, From now on I would appreciate if you were entering if you would advertise this contest in a journal! The more coming into the contest the merrier! Thanks so much everyone
Hello everyone it's been a while since I have posted anything on here so what better to do then a contest!
I have been wanting to do one for a while and thought it would be appropriate to give back to the community!
I wanted to post this a little bit sooner but have been stuck on what to write!
I won't continue to ramble tho
Art Feature # 2 It's Feature Time!More Like This
Just one small request.
Lets show off our hard work !
PE: Traditional ShadingTraditional ShadingMore Like This
Hello. This is iDJPanda on the topic of shading!
When I usually start into the shading process of something, I always struggle to see which kind of technique I can use to give the piece of art the type of wow that I want. But just like anything, there are MANY ways to do it! This can help you use different shading techniques for different textures. I'm gonna give you a few different ways you can shade (Try to shake it up! ). If you have any other ways you shade, please feel free to tell me!
One of my favorite, in this technique of shading, you go against what all elementary teachers told you. You scribble! When you shade like this, you'll come out with something that looks like this.
Using circular motions, you generate different shades. Spending more time, swirling makes the certain areas you want darker, and the less you swirl makes the other areas lighter.
The Artist's Toolbox - Working with ReferencesThe Artist's Toolbox - Working with ReferencesMore Like This
I can draw anything... as long as I get to look at it.
There is a great myth that drawing is a memory exercise. That if you can draw entirely from memory it makes you a better artist who deserves more kudos.
Of course the study of drawing will lead to a good memory of the things you've already studied how to draw, humans, animals, whatever it is that you love to draw. But the downfall of this is that you can restrict yourself to only drawing what it is you have studied how to draw, ie what you've memorised.
Using reference is not a weakness! It is a strength and almost all top level artists use a lot of reference. Using reference means you're not trapped one person's life experiences and can draw upon a wealth of extra knowledge. How can that be a weakness?
A lot of people seem to assume that the reference should come first. They go out and they scour the dA stock etc to find th
List of Deviants Involved in FIRSTI am currently putting together a list of deviants involved in FIRST Robotics including students, mentors, coaches, and core sponsors. Deviants on multiple teams may be listed more than once.More Like This
FIRST Robotics Challenge
:iconlablayers: LabLayers, Web Developer & Engineer
FRC 1885 (ILITE Robotics) in Haymarket VA
FRC 423 (Simple Machines) in Cheltenham PA
FRC 900 (Zebracorns) in Durham NC
:iconCrystalCircle: CrystalCircle, CAD Mentor
FRC 48 (Delphi E.L.I.T.E.) in Warren OH
:iconGregNold: GregNold, Mentor & Team Photographer
FRC 48 (Delphi E.L.I.T.E.)
New AdditionBy now, some of you may have noticed the newest addition to my username...More Like This
I've accepted a position with the dt team but I'll leave it up to you to figure out what I'm working on.
It's a really awesome opportunity, one that I'm absolutely thankful for. Having the chance to improve a product and site that I use daily and enjoy so much is such a hard thing to find.
A Proposal - Points, Premium Content, and WebHooksPrologueMore Like This
As of writing, deviantART provides some APIs which third party developers can use in applications. This allows people to create applications such as Pickley's Sta.sh Client - applications that allow you to interact with deviantART away from the website itself, and even when away from your computer. A minimal OAuth2 API is exposed, which allows users to authorise applications with their accounts, which, in turn, allows applications to perform certain actions with your account.
The OAuth2 API could do with some changes, but is fine for the time being. Aside from OAuth2, deviantART provides an API for sta.sh, and some other basic APIs, which are documented on the developers page. While Sta.sh has a somewhat robust API, the rest of the website's features do
Good NewsI'm excited to let you know that Autodesk, Inc. has made an investment in deviantART and that one of Autodesk's top executives, Samir Hanna, Vice President of the Autodesk Consumer Group, will become an observer on the deviantART Board of Directors.More Like This
Autodesk has over 30 years of history in helping designers create amazing things. You may know Autodesk for apps like SketchBook and Pixlr for drawing, illustration, and image editing, or for software like 3ds Max and Maya, which are used by the top film and game studios around the world to create fantastically realistic 3D characters, environments, and effects. Amazing fact: the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects use Autodesk software. Autodesk is also known for engineering software like AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit, which has been used to design some of the world’s tallest buildings, longest bridges, and most incredible machines.
With the investment we plan to improve deviantART at a faster pace than we coul
Seniors-Related News Article CentralSeniority Announcements | Deviousness Announcements | Ticked Off Series | Seniority Announcements Interviews | Devious Medals | Deviousness Award Interview SeriesMore Like This
Seniority Announcements - September 2008
Seniority Announcements - December 2008
Seniority Announcements - F
A New Way to Make SuggestionsHello Beta Testers!More Like This
For some time we've been running a limited test of the Ideas Forum on our Zendesk Help Desk integration. Today, we're expanding this test to our Beta Testers.
This forum allows for a great deal of flexibility in how we approach suggestions.
We can mark items that are planned, completed, or not planned at this time. We can also highlight staff responses on forums, giving more weight to responses that are important in informing deviants why we can, or cannot, take a suggestion into consideration at this time.
Deviants can vote on one anothers' posts, giving greater community control over what content is reviewed. The more votes, the higher the suggestion will appear in the forum! Unlike our current forum, threads don't expire, and when creating a new thread you'll be prompted with similar threads.
These are only a few of the features the new forum has, but altogether our testing has shown thus far that
Getting involved with the Community and stuffHeya. So as some of you know, my Community Volunteer work is almost done, expires in 2 days time, back to being a :iconheartless-plz:.More Like This
I realise that there are many people out there who ain't aware of the Community, be it the contests thats happening or the charity events that are going on, or even just Deviantart News. In fact before I became a CV, even I wasn't aware of what is going on in Deviantart land, I was just in my own little dark basement drawing alone in my underwear not realising there are life outside of my cave. So to keep it simple. Here are a few groups to get your going. Getting involved with the community also gives you an extra boost in exposure to your art by the way. Its great.
:icongetdailydeviations: Is a great group to follow, as you can submit art in the group for a possible chance of getting a Daily Deviation, and a DD REALLY helps in letting people see your art. I mean look, you can be Michelangelo uploading the Sistine Chapel on Deviantart, the people who s
The Wind Rises Contest WinnersMore Like This
In the Wind Rises Tribute Contest, we asked you to celebrate the art of Hayao Miyazaki by creating a very special Tribute to the art of "The Wind Rises." Each of the three winning entries picked by deviantART staff were featured on the deviantART homepage in a billboard that linked directly to the winner's deviantART profile. In addition, each winner will receive a framed print of his or her work and $1,000 USD! Thank you to everyone who participated in paying tribute to Miyazaki's last film!
dArp: Daily DeviationsThe DD is a known abbreviation within deviantART.More Like This
But those two letters can be a challenge for all on deviantART sometimes. For this dArp article i will not focus on art but collected the articles and explanations of other people.
Also known as Daily Deviation. It is a daily feature given since the beginning of deviantART to showcase a few selected pieces. For 24 hours it will be seen at the footer or at the DD page. Afterwards it will vanish among the older DD pages. It will be forgotten instantly after those 24h and only gets a bit attention when CVs do their monthly DD feature again or when someone stumbles across them by accident.
Artworks featured as a DD can be easily recognized by that little red heart framed by a golden background below the actual deviation. It often comes together with comments like "Congratulations for the DD".
DDs can not be a journal, a WIP or any artwork located at the 'Scraps' category.
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Project HopeMore Like This
Hi guys! Foreveredshadowed here! I guess I should introduce myself a little before we get to the good stuff. My name is Mackenzie and I have been on deviantArt now for about 2 years. I love to draw, mainly cats and humanoid figures, but more recently, My Little Ponies. I also like graphic designing. I don't draw digitally very often, for I'm afraid I do no own a drawing tablet at the moment. I'm 14 and I'm in 8th grade.
Now onto the good stuff
I've been thinking and developing this for a couple of weeks, and I have decided that it is a good way for the community of deviantArt to interact. I call it Project HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday).
But what is Project HOPE? Project HOPE is an opportunity for all of deviantART's community to interact with each other. To participate, just find a Deviant that you think you can help. All you have to do is draw a picture for them, or get to know them better, or even a nice note can help. You never know what your kindness can
Holiday Card Project 2013More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
October's Manga Artist of the Month: deeJuusan!More Like This
Hope you had a wonderful start to October!! I'm eager for Hallowe'en and watching the typical leaf rain of the season *_*
But there's something I'm even more eager about and it's to introduce you to October's Manga Artist of the Month...
The incredibly talented deeJuusan!
I met Dee a few months back when I hosted the Manga Chapters & Pages Themed DD Week! One of the pieces I had the honour of featuring as a Daily Deviation for that week was precisely a chapter of Dee's manga 'Grey is...'. I immediately fell in love with her unique style, the raw emotions in the pages and most of all the humanity within the main characters. I was stunned. I still am!
It's with great pleasure that I crown deeJuusan as October's Manga Artist of the Month! Keep reading below to know more about her!
Ongoing Community ProjectsCommunity Projects are a great way to get involved on DeviantArt This article lists ongoing projects in the DeviantArt Community. It will be updated often, so keep your eye on this space.More Like This
Run your own project!
Did you know that you can run a project, too? And we can help you! Check out CRCommunityProjects to find out how to run your own Community Project, or to get some support for your project!
These projects are ongoing! Get involved! If you're interested in starting a new project, or you have a new project that you'd like listed here, please note Astralseed.
Pay-It-Forward Project by AzizrianDaoXrak
Praising Life by Astrikos
I have a hat! Im now a Fan art Community VolunteerHiya Ryceballs. If you look at my name today you may notice somthing is a bit different, hmm? Notice anything different? No I didn't lose weight, ok you may notice that the * sign is now replaced by a ^ sign. Ok what does that mean? It means I'm now officially a Community Volunteer of Deviantart! In particular the Fan Art section. Ok so what does THAT mean? It means I'll be one of the guys who features Daily Deviation of amazing artworks. And yes I will be writing my DD guideline later in the day, I've only been a Volunteer for half a day and I didn't even announce it until now, but somehow people are already sending me Daily Deviation suggestions. Well I gota say I have already made my first DD feature... that mysterious person will receive the news tomorrow hehe. I will also be helping out in the community a bit more now in whatever they need. Big thanks to all the nice DA community people in helping me settle in, in particular alexandrasalas who suggested the idea to meMore Like This
WHY YOUR MENTIONS DON'T WORK Hello everyoneMore Like This
This journal contains very important information for all of us so I ask you to please share it so other people can see it and know this isn't a bug.
Over the last month I've had trouble in sending mentions and possibly receiving them as well. I've posted two journals, one on August 5th and one on August 25th in which I tagged and featured people, but I was surprised and confused when people told me they didn't receive my mentions. WHY, I asked myself. I posted a comment on both the journals in which I copy-pasted all the people I tagged originally, but they didn't get the notification this time either. WHY, I asked myself again.
Right after this I got around and a
A Rant about 'Renders' HiyaMore Like This
So I was linked ( yet Again), to a piece of artwork where someone had used one of my pieces, cut the character off the background, and slapped it onto another background ( that they also didn't draw), and uploaded it as their own.
Fun fact: There are people out there, that take art off google, or Pixiv, Or DA, etc etc- cut out the characters, and call them "Renders".
No mentioned of the original artists of course ( lol hell no).
Then they always write "You may not use this work without my permission" under it...
And these things are everywhere on DA now that they no longer accept third party reports. I got into an argument with this person who does this and he claimed " This is an Art Form called GFX" ...like..somehow justifying it. I said that you can't do that without the original artists permission. I doubt ANY artist wants th
DeviantArt and Angry MobsDue to the nature of DeviantArt it is quite easy to perceive that there's "a lot of people" who are upset with any given thing, enough so that you could even believe that "everyone" believes the same thing.More Like This
I felt that perhaps the community would like me to explain how DeviantArt views these types of things.
First of all, DeviantArt, Inc. is extremely deliberate. We don't do anything accidentally. Everything that hits the community is the result of a team collaboration that usually take weeks or months to complete. And so when we make mistakes they are felt by a group here or by our whole team.
Things you should know:
First of all you must believe that our team is 100% motivated to ensure that DA is healthy, and that decisions we make turn out to be better than how things were before. Each decision is likely to affect different pockets of people, and so you will always see the group that's unhappy pool together. The happy group is happy, so they don't tend to band toget
Fav and runIt is a really interesting topic in my opinion and I would like to share my thoughts about it and also, hear from you, what do you think about it.More Like This
What is it?
Well it is when you see a - or a bunch of - really amazing deviations and you feel the urge to favourite it () but then you just go on. Not leaving any comments.
Is it bad?
For some, it can be a bit frustrating. Even for those who are doing it. Yes, it happens.
You might want to know why someone liked your work. Would love some feedback on it. Humans are curious, that is only natural.
For the collector it might be a bit uneasy, because they might want to leave a comment but afraid it wouldn't be meaningful because it is hard to transform your feelings and thoughts in some cases.
They don't want to leave a "awesome photo" or "very cool", as it is a nice thing to write, don't get me wrong, but let's just be honest, it is not that constructive.
Do I do it?
How to Make the Most out of Lit GroupsCommunity WeekMore Like This
..and stay active! Which we all know isn't always easy.
with a side of "submission rules, those tricksies"
Now, first of all: this article assumes a lot of stuff!
you're interested in writing and/or reading.you're not joining thousands of groups just to submit your stuff all over the place to get exposure but give nothing back.
you're not simply following groups to stay up-to-date on their events and news, without really wanting to participate in their life.
And with that off of our systems, let's start the tour!
First of all, remember this: Lit groups take a lot more effort than any other. This is because, obviously, reading through deviations takes more time than viewing pictures and photographs.
So let's create a fictional situation.
I know there are people who are on deviantART multiple times a day, but let's suppose that you're an average user who logs in once a day, and has thirty minutes to an hour of free time to devote to dA. And when
How to Deal with ChangeThis week deviantArt released new features. And when this happened, my inbox exploded with mostly negative opinions of these changes. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and it is ok to express harm these changes are causing to you. But instead of underlining things you don't like, why not to learn how to use the new features and take all advantage out of them?More Like This
So before you panic and decide that you hate all the change, spend a while to get to know these new features. I added some links below so if you haven't read what these changes actually are about, what they're meant for and how to use them, you now have easy access to the related journals.
I would love to hear some constructive comments about the changes. Please share your thoughts how do you think these new changes can benefit your dA experience. And if you don't have anything positive to say, you're free to share those feelings also but instead of just saying "I don't like it", please tell
Changes are good, let's love 'em!In the recent Site Update, ikazon showed us some really amazing features coming soon!More Like This
Currently only for Beta Testers - and only for a few of them - to try out and see.
Regarding the Activity Feed
Like always, changes can be terrifying, but they are much needed!
First reactions can be - and were - the following:
THE HECK IS THIS!?Great, deviantART is turning into facebook now?This site is getting more and more confusing!That's it, I'm leaving!!!!HECK YEAH, I LOVE THIS!Finally, I don't have to abuse the poll widget, whenever I have an announcement to make!
Some will love it, some will hate it. Like always.
Let's just hold on for a second and realise why these are awesome!
You decide if you want to see the Activity Feed or not.We now have SIX front pages if you think about it. (Today, Wat
Installing SuperdAmn in Chrome on WindowsAs many of you may have realized by now, Chrome on Windows no longer allows you to install any extensions from outside of the Chrome Web Store. SuperdAmn, like virtually all userscripts, are absent from the store and in order to put up your own extensions in the Web Store you need to pay. However, there's another way to get SuperdAmn working, and for that matter, any other userscript in Chrome on Windows.More Like This
Tampermonkey is an extension that manages your userscripts for you. It also makes many userscripts that normally only work with Firefox (through Greasemonkey) work in Chrome. Using Tampermonkey, you can bypass the limitations on installing userscripts outside the Chrome Web Store. Once you have Tampermonkey, all you have to do to install SuperdAmn is click a link to it and click the "Install" button on the page that comes up. You no longer have to go through the instructions in the old Chrome i
How About You Feature the Right People?Hey, let's stop featuring already insanely popular work and start featuring undiscovered artists who work their butt off and get no recognition because people choose already famous art and artists to get DD's and such.More Like This
#devart#devart is deviantART's Official chatroom, it is advertised as such on the Chat homepage, and we encourage people to join and 'meet fellow deviants'.More Like This
A concern we've encountered is that #devart is not always very welcoming. Over time the enforcement of some of the room's rules has become very lax, and the room can at times be intimidating for new members. Recently we have been exploring ways to improve on the culture of #devart and make the experience more welcoming and enjoyable for everyone. I appreciate there have been some confusing messages and that's why I'm posting this to explain the direction going forward and get the community support we need to drive positive change.
First and foremost, it's important to note that these aren't exactly 'changes'. These are policies and rules that have always been in place, but for one reason or another, haven't been upheld as they probably should have been. As
How To Enjoy Life On DeviantArtCommunity WeekMore Like This
There have been many articles written about this subject, but my article today touches on something a bit different: communication and its difficulties, and how to overcome them.
DA is like a class full of foreign people
It's as simple as that: DeviantArt is a mixture of cultures (which is a beautiful thing). However, we always tend to fall in the habit of considering everyone similar to us, or coming from our same background and culture: that's because in real life, most of the people around us and most of our friends are exactly that. We share with them a hometown, school courses, workplace, a "history" - and we can see them: just their facial features can tell us about their heritage and about things that maybe we could or should avoid saying or joking about. But on DA, very often, the only thing we share with people who become our watchers, or deviants that we interact with in the forums or groups, is
Activity vs. Community When combining millions of artists working with different media, style, experience level, etc. being here can become overwhelming and finding your "place" can seem almost impossible. Throughout the last few weeks I've noticed more and more people asking "how can I be more active?" and "how do I get involved in the community?"More Like This
These are both the same question and completely different questions at the same time. Though the answers to both are quite similar if not the same the difference between activity and community is huge! We're going to cover the answers and difference to both of those in this article.
There are three basic ways to being active on dA and getting involved the community. Everything after this will actually lead right back to these three things.
Commenting: is the best and most effective way to particicpate in our community becaus
If you like it, Feature itIf you like it, Feature itMore Like This
Why should we bother writing journals and articles featuring art? It takes time and effort but is it really worth it? Do people read and look through our features?
I'll try to explore some of these questions in my today's article and I'd like you to write your experience and opinions as well!
Reasons to feature
"Why bother" is a question that a proud community member never asks himself. First of all, DeviantArt is a place of inspiration filled with pictures, rarely a person gets by without browsing art and eventually "faving" them. Some people focus entirely on collecting artworks into their Favorites folders - this action and displaying artworks in your journal or a poll brings me to the first reason, supporting the artist. Further than that, it starts a dialogue between you and the featured artist (either via Mentions or by letting them know about the feature yourself).
PE: Creating art on CommissionPE: Creating art on CommissionMore Like This
At some point in your career as an artist, you'll be asked to create artwork on commission. Whilst it's a wonderful feeling, being able to make money creating art, it's completely different than selling a personal piece you previously completed - accepting a commission means entering a temporary relationship with your client. As simple it may sounds, there's a lot to satisfying customer's needs, sometimes the best you can do is to say no. Being picky regarding which commission you accept is not a bad thing, but try not to automatically turn down commission because it seems to be violating your artistic integrity, it's hard to survive without paid jobs.
✐ 1. Communication and flexibility
This is the key aspect to being able to work on commissio
Critiquing PoetryCritiquing PoetryMore Like This
Hello everyone! This guide is to help people give a more in-depth critique for poetry. You don't have to comment on everything this guide says, but it's just to give a general idea.
If the number of lines in each stanza varies, what does that tell you about the content of each stanza? Are the short stanzas less important or more focused?
Why has the poet divided the poem into different stanzas? What is contained in each stanza?
What occurs between stanzas? Do the poet's ideas seem to jump?
Is an image developed in each stanza?
What effect does the line length have on the way you read the poem? Could this be improved to make the poem more effective?
Does the first
PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and TricksProfile Presentation: Tips and TricksMore Like This
Your profile page can say quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and having a well-designed profile page will help ensure that your visitors leave with a good impression of you and your work. And if you do a remarkably fabulous job at designing your profile, people will not only be impressed, but they will also keep coming back to take another look. In this article, I will go over some useful tips and tricks for making your profile look professional but also personalized!
This article is mostly directed towards Premium Members, but non-Premium members can still use some of these concepts to personalize their page.
In addition, for those who are new to profile decoration, I highly suggest reading my Decorating Your Profile tutorial first, as it goes over important basics of profile decoration.
Basic Design Concepts
Before we get started,
Project Educate: So you want to write an article?This article was primarily put together as a guide for those writing Community Week articles here at projecteducate - but it could be useful for the wider dA community and if you read and feel like contributing an article for the next Community Week - then fantastic!More Like This
Editorials and Informative Articles
Educational type news articles are becoming increasingly popular on deviantART and especially as part of Community Weeks here at projecteducate. It's important to write these to the best of your ability to ensure that you're giving accurate, up to date information. Here are a few tips to improving your articles:
-Break up your paragraphs with images. Give examples of what you're talking about. There's no use in going into technical detail only for the reader unable to ever visualize what you're talking about.
-Be accurate, but don't copy. Anyone can go and read a wikipedia article and so they don't need you t
PE: 6 steps to create a successful articlePE: 6 steps to create a successful articleMore Like This
Have you ever wanted to write an article but didn't know how to start, what to write about and mainly - why bother? This guide wants to present 6 steps of an article creation.
1 Picking a topic | 2 Researching the topic | 3 Getting creative | 4 Writing | 5 Dressing it up | 6 Posting & sharing the article.
Step 1. Picking a topic
What do you think is the main purpose of an article like this one? It's written for you - members of our community, to provide information that we feel are either missing or are misunderstood, incorrect or we just want to research them
I miss the old symbols but...I've been a member of this community for more than 8 years, I'm certainly not the oldest member here, but I think we all can agree 8 internet years are like a short eternity, it's a lot of time and just to prove it, tell me; how many sites have you been a member of for at least 8 years? I can only name one, and that's deviantArt. Also, 8 years are the 61% of the 13 years this site as been alive, so I've been here for more than half of this site's life.More Like This
As an old member of this site, I, like a lot of you, also miss the old symbols.
As stated on the official article, there are a few things that have been part of the site for a long time, without which deviantArt wouldn't feel like deviantArt, like the characteristic green layout or the user symbols that until recently, were part of the site.
I agree it does feel weird, the symbols I grew up with, so to speak, as an artist, are