Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!
Our first-ever deviantMEET in Las Vegas hit the jackpot!
On Sunday, December 1st, deviants were already lined up outside the doors at 5:00 PM, even though the event wasn't scheduled to start until 5:30! (A handful of amazingly dedicated super deviants arrived as early as 3:30 PM!) Far be it for us to wait to get the party started, so we opened the doors a little early, allowing the crowd to rush in. After signing our guestbook – we know, physical guestbooks are so Web 1.0, but they're great mementos! – our devious artists dispersed to play at the deviantART booth.
Stocked with six Intuos 5 Wacom tablets to play with, a 24-inch Cintiq, SketchBook Pro for sketching and painting, enough table seating for traditional drawing and portfolio review, and bags upon bags of free swag (including stress balls, deviantART Sharpies, and tons of free stickers), everyone found an awesome and creative way to spend their time.
The Lonely Whale's Cry for LoveMore Like This
The Lonely Whale’s Cry for Love
52 Hertz Whale:
Is Anyone Out There?
Each year he makes his migration south from the Aleutian Islands to a breeding area in the Pacific Ocean parallel to Central California, looking for a mate. Unlike other blue and fin whales, his more than 6000 miles a year round-trip swim is a solitary one. He does not travel along with the blues or the fins, because he is neither. He is most probably either a hybrid blue
So far overdueHappiness will never come to thoseMore Like This
who don't appreciate what they already have
Just a little thanks for all the watches faves and llamas (I don't count faves on this becasue well it's kinda spamming)
Yay!I've hit 10,000 page views!More Like This
It's all thanks to you guys! I never thought that when I began that I'd reach this number and when I have it was like ''
I know to some people that doesn't mean much but to think that 10,000 have seen my work is just...wow...
With thanks to:
:iconomegazephiro: :iconslingblade87: :iconacidspades: :iconimagination-that: :iconnichrysalis: :icond1scipl31974: :iconpixelpaw12345: :iconkrizeros: :iconkaity-1999: :iconomegahmusic: :iconsilvreyesfallenangel: :iconbusciianniie: :iconstargazersammie: :iconredghost187: :iconempress-natayla: :iconderekguo31: :icongollyfloof: :iconwarmachine878: :iconmlpdrawinglight: :iconnosignalbluescreen: :iconcyphonfiction: :icongreenzebra00: :iconodst4900: :iconapriicotleaff: :icontwistedkunoichi: :iconautodog679: :icondavey4life: :iconplusyplush: :iconbeautyinnaturephotos: :iconindigo-serenade: :icontruehylian: :iconmellocupcake: :iconmishikiyo: :iconpoisondragongirl13: :iconkittykruger: :iconblossombrave8: :iconflamespirit19:
What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like?More Like This
Enter your journey and contribute to a major art project sponsored by deviantART and The Art Institutes system of school
Clive Barker: Return of The Dark MasterMore Like This
His Books of Blood in the 1980s established him as a premier master of the horror narrative, on an equal level or even surpassing Stephen King, who said of him;
I have seen the future of horror, his name is Clive Barker.
Like King, Barker’s works of horror have been adopted and adapted for movies, his stories becoming the basis for the Hellraiser and Candyman series and many more. Beyond his stories being used as source material, Barker has worked as screenwriter, producer, actor and director in the film world.
As with Stephen King, many of
Lots'a thanks!I'll probably not remember who you are or if any words were shared,More Like This
But I will remember how special you made me feel!
Lots'a thanks for lots'a people! I've been kinda just been busy, and I've also decided that I don't count faves on these, because they cause lots'a repeats.. But check these people out!
:iconkabeiros: (they've deactivated D
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Those are all my watches
MY DEVIANTART STORYHappy 14 for dA! *in old woman voice* You're almost as old as meMore Like This
But in all seriousness.
I joined DA about a year ago, and in the beginning, it was a way for me to communicate with my friends from our roleplay without Facebook. Now, a year later, it's much more than that. I know most people on here have a billion watchers (and they deserve it too) but I have 9. That's more than I could ever ask for! Seriously, I'm ecstatic with nine people looking at my work and saying "Wow, she is worthy of following."
As for my five art work pieces:
This was my first upload on here. It's of my cat Noel (who has since passed on). This was just a fun picture in a testament to her, you know?
My first traditional drawing uploaded. This was supposed to be a picture of Leo Valdez from The Heroes of Olympus series, swearing he'll come back for Calypso. It's definitely not my best work, and have since improved, but it's
My deviantART StoryHappy B-day DA! It's time to tell you my story.More Like This
The reason for me to join deviantART was rather unusual. My reasons for visiting this site were simple. I was and still am a major fan of the movie Titan A.E. and was looking for awesome fanart.
I was working at a fanfic at that time (of which part 3 still isn't finished, I know) and was looking for inspiration once again. It was only then that stumbled across some of :iconStanHoneyThief:'s works.
Okay, so I instantly recognized these characters and that scene from my own story. Turned out he read most of it and created fanart for a fanfic (fanception?!) Can you believe how blown away I was when I found out? So that was actually the reason for me to finally create an account, fave his works, follow him and become part of the community.
And that's where I took off. I've said it once or twice before. I'm not much of an artist. But I am a writer. That massive fanfic
A Tribute to Robin WilliamsMore Like This
A Tribute to Robin Williams
Robin Williams Tributeby EmilyStepp
The World According to Garp 1982
Moscow on the Hudson 1984
The DeviantArt Community Turns 14More Like This
When you're young, your teenage years can't come soon enough. Thirteen was fun, but with a whole year as a teenager under your belt, you start to get perspective on what it means to grow up. You're not there yet, but the path ahead is clear and inspiring.
At 14, you start taking on responsibilities and testing out maturity, while continuing to reach for the stars and fostering the creativity that's such an integral part of your life.
DeviantArt's 14th birthday marks the ushering in of this new chapter. For the past year, we've gained perspective on where our journey should lead us next, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share it with you and have you with us every step of th
PE :Artistic ExcusesYou know, everywhere in the world, inspiration strikes, new artists are born, and new styles are born. We all start as beginners and take our time...but then certain points...there are times when we feel a certain way about our art. Some people don't think that they cannot get better when you know you can. Some people feel they should quit....when you can keep going. Some people feel like you're nothing...when you are something...those things are called excuses...there is no excuse why you cannot accomplish your goals to become an artist. The quotes you see oftenMore Like This
"OMG! Your art is so cute!"
"That is awesome!"
"I love your art"
"Your art is very cool and different."
That alone should motivate you to keep going. But if you still feel weary of your art and if you still feel like your art cannot get better even after comments that should motivate your to keep going, here's a guide to help you out and a guide of excuses that are often shown w
GUYS PLEASE READ THIS I HAVE AN IDEAFor every person to watch me, fav this journal, share this journal, or all three, I will write your username down on a little piece of paper and put them in a special little jar and each day this year I'll pull a new name out and draw something for you at your request.More Like This
Please do this I think it would be so much fun!
Core Is...Core is an announcement of material commitment to the future of DeviantArt. Core is the supporting sustaining the momentum that leads us forward in building a stable, strong future with the innovations necessary for the community to survive and to thrive.More Like This
Core is an announcement of material commitment to the future of DeviantArt. Core is the fuel supporting the momentum that leads us forward in building a stable, strong future with the innovations necessary for the community to survive and to thrive.
Core Members receive special privileges in return for their commitment — and the greatest of these are the thanks and gratitude of the community. We call it Core because Core Members sustain us at the core.
What is Core Membership?More Like This
Earlier today, DeviantArt released an announcement explaining what "Core Membership Is..." To complement that announcement, I've penned a few of my own thoughts about what Core Membership means to me.
DeviantArt owes its existence to its community. The inspiring, pulsating life force that began 15 years ago with a small group of artists and art appreciators has grown more than anyone could have ever imagined. A true force of motivation and support on the Web, our community is one-of-a-kind in its service to the artistic greater good. And it always has been.
Whether you take the extra moment to answer a Note from a student of art hoping to learn from you, leave a thought-provoking comment on a moving piece of art, or simply watch a deviant, you are invested in your fellow artistic man, and that has all happened naturally from day one. The fact that you're here,
Happy 15th Birthday!In April I wrote a post reflecting on my 15 years at DeviantArt, since the project began in April of 2000 and was launched to the public on August 7th. I went back and re-read what I wrote, and wow, speaking of audacious I'm pretty hardcore in this post. I write from my heart sometimes and then I hit post and that's that. So for our official 15th Birthday I wanted to re-share a link to that post:More Like This
And then today, I wrote this reflection for you as a toast & thanks for all the llamas:
Happy 15th Birthday DeviantArt! We are evolving, and soon we will be able to share exactly how you can be a part of our transformation, ensuring that the DeviantArt we all love grows stronger in supporting the visual & written arts for 15 more years to come! You will soon see us release many years of effort, repositioning DeviantArt from all we have learned over our 15 years of managing the worlds largest creator community.
Thank you for all of your support over the
It's Party Time!Happy Birthday DeviantArt!! 15 years is a lot to celebrate and we are inviting you to party with usMore Like This
Below is a list of events hosted by Community Relations:
DA's 15th Birthday Caption Contest! - Deadline August 7th, 11:59PM PT
Birthday Baking Bash Competition! - Deadline August 11th, 11:59PM PT
Retro Photomanip-Stock Contest - Deadline September 7th, 11:59PM PT
All events will take place in the #CommunityRelations chatroom
4am PT: Muro Draw Challenge hosted by amputee
Celebrate DeviantArt's 15th Birthday!As DeviantArt enters its 15th year on the Internet, we want to take a moment before blowing out our candles to thank the community for allowing us the honor of hosting the site that you call your home for art. After all, it's the community's 15th birthday, too, and in the past few months, we've been making it our top priority to share with you our plans for the future, celebrate the successes of our past, and look to you for guidance on how best we can serve each of you while entering this new phase of DeviantArt's existence.More Like This
As DeviantArt enters its 15th year on the Internet, we want to take a moment before blowing out our candles to thank the community for allowing us the honor of hosting the site that you call your h
DA's 15th Birthday: Chat/Forum Events!To celebrate DeviantArt's 15th Birthday, the Community Relations team has come together to run many exciting events! Are you looking to win some prizes and have loads of fun? Well consider joining as many of these chat and forum events as you can! Many many core memberships and point donations will be awarded to winners and participants!More Like This
All chat events occur in the CommunityRelations chatroom and will occur on August 7th!
All times listed are in LA, California time (Pacific Time). Please use a time converter to figure out when events are happening in terms of your own time zone! (ex: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/)
4am PT: Muro Draw Challenge hosted by AmputeeWrecks
10am PT: Speed Art Challenge hosted by Mrs-Durden
11am PT: PhotoHunt hosted by AshleyxBrooke
12pm PT: Trivia Competition<
Search in Favourites is Finally Here.More Like This
Remember that deviation you faved way back when that has since gotten lost in the sea of your other faves? Now, all you need to do is search your favourites to find it!
The ability to search favourites, as well as search other deviants' favourites, has long been one of the community's most requested features – and it's finally here!
Visit your favorites to try now!
The Floor is Open - Update and SummaryUpdate:More Like This
I enjoyed this conversation with you guys a whole lot. It gave me an opportunity to say a lot of stuff I've been meaning to. If you stumble into this post from July 2015, it contains a nice snapshot of where the communities politics were at, and what insights I had to provide for members.
Thank you guys for being civil, and feel free to link people to these answers:
DA and Mobile Traffic - A Direct Response About the DA Website
DA and Mobile Traffic - A Detailed Dive
The Profile Widgets - What can you tell me about their future?
DDs - Updates to come
DDs - What happened to the footer?
I'M A PRETTY COOL PERSON I GUESSLevel 1More Like This
( ) Smoked A Cigarette
( ) Smoked A Cigar
(x) Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex
(x) Are / Been In Love
( ) Dumped someone
( ) Been Fired
(x) Been In A Fist Fight
(x) Had A Crush On An Older Person
( ) Skipped Class
( ) Slept With A Co-worker
( ) Seen Someone / Something Die
(x) Had / Have A Crush On One Of Your deviantart Friends
( ) Been To Paris
( ) Been To Spain
(x) Been On A Plane
( ) Thrown Up From Drinking
( ) Eaten Sushi
( ) Been Snowboarding
(x) Met Someone Through Internet
( ) Been in a Mosh Pit
( ) Been In An Abusive Relationship
(x) Taken Pain Killers
(x) Liked/loved Someone Who You Cant Have
(x) Laid On Your Back And Watched Cloud Shapes Go By
(x) Made A Snow Angel
(x) Had A Tea Party
(x) Flown A Kite
(x) Built A Sand Castle
(x) Gone mudding
(x) Played Dress Up
(x) Jumped Into A Pile Of Leaves
(x) Gone Sledding
( ) Cheated While Playing A Game
~Me and friends at the DA Meet~http://sta.sh/0idfwpc0wfu I am right under the DA sign X3 and the girl in the panda hat is :iconkairitehkat:More Like This
http://sta.sh/02ezrmdfeg51 THIS IS ME AND :icontwithevampiregodess:
The meet was awesome! X3
San Francisco deviantMEET Wrap-up! DeviantMEET in San Francisco!More Like This
On Saturday, February 18th, Heidi, mattdanna, thesmallwonder, draweverywhere, and I headed up north to San Francisco, California for our Seven Deadly Sins deviantMEET. We were there to celebrate Anarki3000's winning work from the Seven Deadly Sins contest, recreated as a billboard -- and we have to say, it looked amazing!
Photo credit: killjoy72, calanjackal, and mattdanna
Unfortunately, Anarki3000 couldn't make it, due to difficulties receiving a passport and visa in time for the trip. As hard as we tried, the Romanian embassy couldn't process his paperwork quickly enough. Though he couldn't be there in person, we celebrated wi
Celebrating Deviousness - August 2015More Like This
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
“My name is Damaris, but most people know me as DamaiMikaz. I’m a self-taught artist from the Netherlands and I’ve been making art ever since I can remember. When I first came to DeviantArt I was pretty much dragged here by my friends, that all worked on original projects. Up until that time, I was primarily a writer and traditional artist. It was DeviantArt that sparked my interest for digital art, and it didn’t just spark my interest, but the community’s willingness to help out people really gave me a good start.
It’s remarkable how easy it is to connect to people on this website over things as simple as original projects and learning how to do art. Following other artists was what helped me to spa
Dear deviantART...I am refusing to use the rebranded name because, I'm annoyed about the rebrand. I'm annoyed about your direction, your lack of focus in key areas and your lack of communication. I said I'd never be a bitter former staff member, but it seems that I am.More Like This
Last year you spent a lot of money on a rebrand, this year you've cut 50% of your work force, entire departments have been decimated and peoples lives have been thrown upside down without notice. But you never really communicated to anyone why. You still don't, you're not telling the community what's happening and that's only going to hurt you. People will see that helpdesk tickets take longer to get a response, people see that lots of people are no longer staff and you're not letting them know why. You know that people have a belief that the site is dying, you're only furthering it right now. How much of a better state would the site be in if the rebrand hadn't happened? Would I and the rest of the people that lost our jobs without notic
The Art Theft DiscussionMore Like This
Art Theft DiscussionTopicsStealingTakingCopyrightPermissionFan ArtMoral RightsProtectionResolving Disputes
Collaborative Deviations: A DiscussionMore Like This
A common request from deviants is to post collaborative deviations, where more than one deviant has worked to create the end product. In our recent Top Community Feature Requests and Our Responses journal, we briefly addressed why we haven’t yet undertaken collaborative deviations. However, we want to open a discussion around how collaborations could theoretically work, so that we can better understand the community’s desires for such a feature.
Simple vs. Complex
We've already put a fair amount of thought into collaborations, but don't want to make assumptions about around how deviants would use the feature to best serve their needs. From simple to complex, there are a number of ways we could implement collaborations and we’re interested to hear the community’s expectations.
It's Pyro :DHoly shit guys, it's been forever, and needless to say after coming back to see all these wonderful birthday messages and seeing that a super sweet deviant decided to pay for my premium membership for the next three months (Ikiros you glorious GLORIOUS human being) I feel terrible...More Like This
It's so hard to keep everyone up to date when I'm working all the time and juggling college, but summer vacation is almost here and things are finally gonna get back in full swing! I know I owe people requests and I want requests submitted, ALSO I will most likely be taking down a lot of my nsfw stuff and replacing it with some real gold that will be sold as prints! I have an awesome studio that I'm looking forward to getting some great photos taken in.
For all of you that have stuck with me for so long, thank you so much!
It means so much to me that so many people appreciate my weird obsession with vinyl and my constant desire to get naked, but seriously I want to thank you all from the bottom o
We Give a F*** How the Site LoadsDevelopers can be angry people sometimes. This is actually quite the understatement and dt is no exception to that assessment. With web development in particular, there are several moments during the day where we are astounded, perplexed, and irritated by why something works the way it does--often over things beyond our control like lack of uniform web standards. Abe Stanway, the creator of Commit Logs from Last Night, actually gives a pretty compelling, and serious, Ignite talk on the functionality of profanity for developers here:More Like This
Last week, we received a very interesting, if not amusing, bug report:
"I just wanted to let you know that the reason why deviantART's CSS isn't loading properly for some people is because one of
Steven Universe VS. My Little PonyI recently just commented a long ass comment on this deviation----> Steven Is Better Than Twilight. I thought I'd just ask you guys what you think about this. I know at least some of you are fans of both shows. Go ahead and comment here or on the deviation I linked (be respectful if you do so please). I thought it was a good questionMore Like This
"Both of these are glorious shows and I personally don't think you can say one is better than the other just because the intended audience, the humor, the storytelling style and the network they are on are so different. While I do get more excited to see Steven Universe than I do Pony every week, I can't really say that Steven is better than Pony
Just from looking at the comments, I can see that SU is is the more likeable and it's more obvious as to why. It's a fantastically well thought out show, t
Delays(UPDATED)(AGAIN)UPDATED AGAIN: Ahh sorry guys, I swear I'm not dead . I'm still getting used to my working schedule, so features and whatnot have stopped for the moment. Once I figure out a better rhythm for them, they will start up again. I might just make some of them biweekly, or monthly, instead of weekly. Pumping out four articles a week has started to burn me out a little . Anyhow, I hope all is well with you!More Like This
UPDATED: Feeling a whole hell of a lot better already! Thank you for all the well wishes, it certainly helped me push through this Just in time too, today I started a fantastic new job! Super excited to be working again Anyways, I'll be going through my messages slowly but steadily, it kinda piled up
Hey all, thought I'd give you a heads up that I'm going to be delayed with responses, features, and being on the chats for a little bit. I've been in a great deal of pain the past few days, and unfortunately it's just getting wor
The Videogame Industry - an interviewArt in the ProfessionsMore Like This
Hi from TheMaidenInBlack! This article will focus on the graphic part of videogames, since I'm lucky enough to have my own brother working in the industry - I'm totally exploiting him for our interview. being a 3D artist means doing everything from characters (his favourite part!) to environment, which is from actual level development to teeny tiny objects. It's a really exciting, beautiful job and Marco's passion for it made me understand and learn a lot!
I'm using his DA handle for the blog, but he never kept up with his account so I apologise! He has a website, though.
Prettiness is a family trait.
Tell our readers a bit about yourself!
My name is Marco Puricelli, I'm a 26-year-old 3D Artist. I have 3+ years of working experience in the videogames industry and I'm currently working at
A Week in DeviantArt Related - April 20th, 2015welcome!More Like This
A Week in DeviantArt Related is a weekly article series showcasing DeviantArt related news from the past week as well as some gems you may have missed from the gallery.
Official DeviantArt News
Got any suggestions on DeviantArt's Site Update feature? Share your thoughts in this week's Site Update!
Headlines from the news desk
techgnotic, Moonbeam13 and eawood work hard to share newslines from the past week - April 13, 14, 15,
Confessions of a BorderlineHer gaze is the most peculiar thing,More Like This
she can't hold still for anyone.
One minute, it's rosewater delicate
and the next - the fire of a Gatling gun.
She's exactly what occurs when sugar and salt
are mixed in a chemical reaction.
Have you seen the way she walks the die?
Oh, but it's such an attraction!
You may feast your eyes, but you'd better not touch,
in fact, you should never go near her.
But hide away and lock your doors
and teach the kids to fear her!
When she gets upset over the littlest thing,
she gets all suicidal
(though you really should see her when she gets mad
she's full-blown homicidal).
When it comes to sanity (or lack thereof),
she's Harley's fiercest rival.
Can't calm her nerves to live her dream
then she stuffs up every recital.
She very hardly discerns her feelings,
she may hate you but she'll need you to live.
But she's barely a person, so it's perfectly fine
to use her till you've all she can give!
And you can't fall in love with a girl like her
(unless, of course,
Dying LightBurn outMore Like This
Light it up
Let it go
Fight it up
Scream and shout
Dry your eyes
No more rain
Let it go
Let it out
Shut your mouth
No need to shout
Stop your mess
Clean that slate
Accept your fate
No more love
All the same
No more gain
All your fault
You’re to blame
LoverThe answer’s hidden in the painMore Like This
Your honey eyes can see no blame
You cannot cope
You cannot hide
From all the torment that’s inside
You try to fight
You seek and fail
You try to win to no avail
And so you try
And so you’re done
And now you’re not the only one
You’re in pain
You’re so far gone
You don’t feel well
Beneath your song
You’ve done so much
It’s not enough
So who is there
To call your bluff?
You can’t go on
But then you try
It takes your strength
And makes you cry
But tears are wrong
No siren’s song
You once were mine
And now you’re gone
Misery Loved MeAngel on EarthMore Like This
That's what you are to me
And when I am feeling down I know I can run to you
I know I don't say it enough
But you mean everything
You keep my heart from breaking down
Birth a smile from a frown
Is all that you can see
I let him go
But then I show
All he left behind
One more chance is all I ask
Please don't leave me
I want to let him go
You try your hardest every day
You work yourself to bone
And when you finally get to rest
It's like I am not home
What have I done to you my friend?
What am I gonna do?
I want to mend your hurting heart
And be good for you
Is all I've ever known
You came along
And sang a song
You grew into my heart
I want to show
I want to be your boy
We have no use for you
I want to be your baby
I want to bear my soul
I would like to be the one
To help to make you whole
I'm hurting you, I see it
I don't tell you enough
That I appreciate your love
I want to kee
MUST READ BEST JOKE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!An elderly couple Pauline and Frank were recently attending church service at their retirement village.More Like This
The couple had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
About Halfway through the service, Pauline took a pen and paper out of her purse, and wrote a note and handed it to Frank.
The note said: "I just let out a silent fart, what do you think I should do?"
Frank scribbled back: "Put a new battery in your hearing aid."
IF YOU GOT THIS JOKE PLEASE LIKE AND COMMENT AND TELL ME IF U LAUGHED YOUR ASS OFF LIKE I DID.
Scarlet River P106 The pair didn’t say a word for a long time, and Riverpaw appreciated Ashheart’s silence. Despite what she had said, Riverpaw’s intention was not to talk to Ava…at least, not immediately. Riverpaw guessed that someone like Ava needed time and solitude in these situations. She was sure that, after a while of grieving, Ava would move on. She was a strong cat, and would not let one death bring her down. The reason Riverpaw wished to stay was simply to watch her, and make sure that, when she tried to move, she had a shoulder to lean on in case her wounds were too painful.More Like This
However, as time rolled past, Ava’s form never shifted. She did not move, but kept her head bowed and eyes trained on the boulders beneath her paws. The wind picked up and fell, and Riverpaw shivered against the cool, wet breeze. As the sky was darkening in the evening, a sprinkle of rain fell, splashing the rocks below. With the beginning of the rain, Riv