dArMC Januar 2014edit: 13 days left to enter!
Welcome to the deviantART related monthly challenges!
Each month you will be given a theme and a category(*) from the deviantART related gallery. You then have one month to create something for it. In which way you interpret the theme is up to you, but it has to be for the chosen category. There will be one winner and one runner up.
* reduced to one category because of lack of entries/interest)
Theme & Category
When working on your entries, try to be creative and don't just do the first thing you have in mind. Some categories will be more challenging than others - that's for sure - but maybe it's a good way to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Maybe you will like it!
Your theme for January is:
The category you should create your entry for is:
CLOSED: Micro Colour Contest!Wowowow, what an amazing few weeks of entries! The Micro Colour Contest is now officially over, with 106 wonderful entries from over 70 different deviants!!! Thank you all so much for participating. chromeantennae and I have our work cut out for us! I'll see you all in the results journal!More Like This
Keep an eye out for the results... Coming Soon!
You're all amazing.
GUEST JUDGE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Okay, so this is a pretty cool update. Instead of just me staring blankly at all of your incredible entries and having NO IDEA who to pick, I'm bringing in the big guns!
Please welcome the incomparable chromeantennae,
who is joining me as a Special Guest Judge!
I consider Ricky to be one of my closest friends, and one of my favourite poets here on deviantArt. He has a wonderful eye for the incredible, and I'm sure he'll be super great help with the (daunting) task of judging your fantastic work! Here are just a few words
Thesarox - AnmeldungHallo liebe Mitglieder der deutschen Dichter.More Like This
Hiermit möchte ich das Gruppenprojekt Thesarox eröffnen.
Genauere Informationen bezüglich der Handlung findet ihr im Prolog http://einsamer-wanderer.deviantart.com/art/Prolog-Die-Erschaffung-des-Thesarox-381817430.
Es ist eigentlich ganz einfach:
Ihr schreibt eine Geschichte in der das Thesarox vorkommt. Inwieweit es wichtig ist, welche Fähigkeiten, Aussehen etc. pp. hat bleibt ganz euch überlassen. Ebenso Handlung, Setting und Figuren. Wichtig ist nur, dass das Thesarox kenntlich gemacht wird. Wie und wodurch bleibt ebenfalls euch überlassen, solange es kenntlich gemacht ist.
Aber wie kann man da nun mitmachen? Nun, dass hier ist die Anmeldung, wer mitmachen will, schreibt einfach hier runter einen Comment.
Ich werde dann jemanden auswählen und den-/diejenige anschreiben. Dann sagt man mir, wie es mit der Zeit aussieht. Schließlich will ich nicht ewig warten. Aber keine Sorge. Wenn ihr keine Zeit ha
Weekly Themed Feature & Next Themes!Hi everyone! :iconhellothereplz: It's Friday and you know what that means! It's time for the :icondazaholics: Weekly Themed Feature!More Like This
The theme this week was EGG HUNT!. As always a big thank you to everyone who submitted!
And here are this week's images! Congratulations to all the Dazaholics who have been featured!
Please head over to the Poll on the Dazaholics front page to vote for your 'Pick of the Week'! The winner will be announced on Monday.
NEXT 2 THEMES
Next week's theme is WOLF MOON. Submissions for this theme must be in before 7AM Pacific Time on Friday 2ND MAY.
The following week, the theme will be LOOK TO THE STARS. If you would like to get a head start on this theme, we will be accepting entries for this one from Friday 2ND MAY up to Friday 9TH MAY.
You may submit your images to the Weekly Themed Fea
SHOW YOUR OCs - (and I'll draw some of them!)More Like This
THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED!
Please allow me a week to choose the winners!! <3 ^O^
Little update about my event!!
I've reached, and passed, the 2000 watchers goal, so the number of winners is officially 10 OCs, instead of 5!!
As to now more than 100 OCs have been shared in the comments!!! This is incredible!! I'm so happy! And I'm even happier to see that many of your are commenting other people's OCs, which was the main target I had when I created this initiative!!
I hope many others will share their characters and that you all will enjoy this nice sharing event!!! <3
Love you all and thanks for supporting me and the other artists of this amazing community!!
"SHOW YOUR OCs
(and I'll draw some
Theme Prompt : FearsWelcome to our new Theme Prompt : "Fears"More Like This
Our Theme Prompt is now open.
:icongoldmedalart: :iconi--love: :iconthecreativeclub:
What are your fears, what do you fear the most? Is it Zombies, Evil Clowns, Heights, or Ghosts. Horror at its best. Check out your gallery, or create an art work especially for the Theme Prompt "Fears".
Check out some of these following deviations to be inspired by:
Checkout your own gallery and submit to the Fear Prompt folder your work.
Opening Date 29 March 2014
Closing Date Midnight 30 May 2014
Winners will be displayed in GoldMedalArt, i--love and TheCreativeClub groups.
:icongoldmedalart: :iconi--love: :iconthecreativeclub:
1. Please submit your Deviation to "GoldMedalArt" Fea
Contest Themes Announcement!The following 10 categories have been selected for the contest:More Like This
Category 1: All media
Theme A: Describe yourself in 3 objects.
Theme B: Use a random word generator and incorporate 3 random words into your artwork.
Category 2: Literature
Theme A: The opposite of you
Theme B: Your muse
Category 3: Photography
Theme A: Funny animals
Theme B: Forbidden love
Category 4: Digital Art
Theme A: Elements (fire, water, earth, air)
Theme B: I can't see you
Category 5: Traditional Art
Theme A: Mental illnesses
Theme B: Make a new species!
Yes, we will have 10 contests in 1. Stay tuned for the rules and contest announcement. The contest doesn't start yet, but we're getting there. This is just so you can start brainstorming
Please comment below or send a note if you would like to help organize the contest (advertise it etc.) or be a judge for some of the categories (please let me know which categories). If you help, you'll get a feature from us! More info: http://all-is-acceptable.d
Fairy Tales contest WINNERSMore Like This
:iconsupernatural-art: :iconall-artists: :iconhighqualityart: :iconpsychoartistunited:
A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features European folkloric fantasy characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls,dwarves, giants, witches, mermaids, or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. by wiki.
This contest will be very fun! I decided to let you choose a Tale to portray a scene as part of your entry. It can be from any country you like, or books or movies as long as it is real, not invented by you. I leave some awesome sites to take a look for stories. Have fun! Special thanks to sirenabonita for donating most of the points for the contest
Greek mythology is not a fairy tale. They
REMINDER - Digital Art Contest EXTENDED DEADLINEMore Like This
SUPPORT OUR CONTESTS
and donate some points to:
The next contest on our list is the DIGITAL PAINTING/AIRBRUSHING/DRAWING Contest!
Digital Art means:
- digital paintings and airbrushings
- digital drawings
Medias wich are NOT allowed in this contest are:
- 3D Renders
- Animations (gif etc.)
This half-year topic is:
You can choo
Assignment 26: Repetition vs VariationThank you for your submissions! On to the next assignment!More Like This
Assignment 25: Repetition vs Variation
Session dates: Monday, March 3rd - Sunday March 16th
Repetition can be boring, but if you take an image and make something unique, like a rhythm, it can be a pleasant piece.
The Creative Core: Repetition vs. Variation
Assignment: Take a subject and develop a repeating theme. It could be a subject in different colors or a series of leaves (see examples in link). Or it could be a series from biggest to smallest (such as the Matryoshka dolls).
Electorate: You are at a convention that features a certain thing. If it's a car show, draw lots of cars in a showroom. If it's wooden ducks, then draw wooden ducks in a display case
I'm Real, Are You?UPDATE 21/02/2014:More Like This
So this journal literally got so full that it won't let me post anymore thumbnails XD I've created a second journal, so you guys can just keep adding your photos Also, there isn't a deadline for this, so just send in a pic when you're ready to <3
Here's the second journal ^u^
EDIT: I realize many of you are asking as to why I am doing this. Why would I want to put my face on the internet with an insignificant sign that can't really prove who I am?
Because I wanted to create light to darkness, to help people know that you never have to stay the victim, you can be a survivor.
Please know that I am not hateful towards the offender, nor do I feel anger. I have dealt with my emotions, and have come to accept that what has happened cannot be changed. But maybe we can help to prevent incidents like this in the
Holiday Card Project 2014More Like This
The deviantART #HolidayCardProject is back for its 8th year! With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In 2013 alone, the Project received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for deviantART volunteers and 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 sends in a card will
Secret Pirate Ornament ExchangeWelcome to Stitching Pirates the Cross Stitching Juggernaut.More Like This
Aims & How to join + Submission Guidelines +
Advertisements & Links + Facebook Group
With four lovely days left to get signed up and get your ornament finished, we are listing the participants and are now ready to take your submissions! Yes, it's okay to share your pretties here so everyone can see your pretties but you still won't know which pretty you will be receiving!
Please send a note to Katjakay and provide your mailing addresses as we are trying to keep the secret part as secret as possible What will happen is this: random generator will provide a list of who is sending to wh
MYTHS, LEGENDS AND FAIRY TALES CONTESTWelcome to Stitching Pirates the Cross Stitching Juggernaut.More Like This
Aims & How to join + Submission Guidelines +
Advertisements & Links + Facebook Group
Our first wonderful entries! I have a feeling this contest is going to be an all out brawl! Yarrrrg!
Starts on October 1st and ends on December 31st
This contest is so awesome it includes the following:
Celtic, Greek, Roman, fantasy (includes dragons, unicorns, pixies etc), Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Asian, South American, African etc., myths, legends and fairy tales. Every culture has great stories with characters and creatures, heroes a
Trick or Treat Contest 2014- Winners!Here are the winners of the CRArtisanCrafts Trick or Treat Contest 2014!More Like This
BEST PUMPKIN CARVING
BEST HALLOWEEN BEASTIE
Congrats to the winners! Thanks to everyone that entered the Contest!
Halloween is coming up fast and the Artisan Crafts CV team wants to throw
Why you should help paint dA goldIf you haven't heard already, I am embarking on a project this September to paint deviantART gold in the name of raising awareness for Childhood Cancer. To find out how you can join in, click here.More Like This
Each day, an average of seven children die because of childhood cancer and around 1,600 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK alone and approximately 13,400 children under the age of 19 are diagnosed with cancer in the US each year. Despite these statistics, The National Cancer Institute devotes just 4% of it's budget to pediatric cancer.
More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease—in fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined.
It is true that there are more adults diagnosed with cancer than children - the reason that governments and foundations fund more research for adult cancers - yet, on average, <b>
Great stockers with fair rules around dAAdded 11 new stockers 18th of August 2014More Like This
As I am lately back with some manips, I thought its about time
to make a journal with some of my favourite stockers
Why they are my favourite? Well they are for several reasons!
Each of those who will be listed here, will have:
good to excellent quality,
Sizes which are usable beyond webpics shortest side at least 1200,
(that excludes cutouts, jewellery or any stuff you wouldn't need as primary object in your manip and seamless patterns)
Rules that allow commercial usage (at least on dA and on request for outside dA)
Rules that allow outside dA usage without being forced to slap the stockers name ON the artwork itself.
or Rules that are fully unrestricted
This includes stock-providers that take a few points for their stock, because I rather pay a few points if the TOU's & quality are grea
Happy Birthday DeviantART! Welcome to WonderlandMore Like This
I find myself delighted to lay my rather large eyes on you. A purrfectly delicious mystery awaits you. Won't you come this way?
I've been a bad kitty-- a very naughty, naughty feline, indeed. You see, today is Alice's Unbirthday, and all the inhabitants of Wonderland had planned to join her and the Mad Hatter for tea and cake. But, the Mad Hatter, being quite a bit off his rocker, is requiring that everyone wear a hat to the party. Anyone without a hat cannot attend.
Whoops! Mysteriously, *smile* all the hats in Wonderland have gone missing. What a shame, what a shame. Whatever shall we do?
I know what we shall do. You and I, stranger, we shall go to the party together. I hear the cake is delicious this year, and there will be plenty for us.
Except, wait! HA! You cannot!!! You have no hat, either! I suppose you'll have to stay here, too, then. Very well. Goodbye.
Eating Disorder Interviews - SnowInHadesWelcome to our first interview as a continuation of my Eating Disorder Awareness article which you can find below:More Like This
Please thank SnowInHades for taking the time to answer these questions for the community!
1. How have you experienced eating disorders, has it been through friends or family, or a personal experience for you? Can you tell us a little bit about it?
My experience with eating disorders is personal and through friends. My first contact with an eating disorder was when I moved in with a lady who was bulimic. I was about 17 years old (1987) and I hadn't even heard of eating disorders back then. Unfortunately, once you find out, you never forget. I have struggled with an addictive personality my entire life and at that time I was a bit chubby and not happy with myself. I had started to exercise, which turned into an addiction in itself and it's something that
Eating Disorder AwarenessWelcome to an article about eating disorders, aimed at spreading awareness, advice, knowledge, and support into the community.More Like This
What is an eating disorder?
There are many known eating disorders in today's world; anorexia and bulimia are the most notorious ones. An eating disorder has to do with mental, emotional, and physical issues in regards to food and ones own body. There is no perfect description of what an eating disorder is, however, because every individual lives it in a different way. The only important distinction I can make is that an eating disorder in many ways cannot be controlled, it is an illness, and not a choice.
"Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. They are not just a “fad” or a “phase.” People do not just “catch” an eating disorder for a period of time. They are real, complex, and devastating
Fella's ArtFest: July 2014 RulesMore Like This
Entrants may enter as many entries as they like however duplicate entries are not allowed.
Entrants must be at least 13 years old as of the deadline of the contest.
Entrants may reside anywhere in the world.
Entries must be received by 11:59:59PM (PT) on July 25th, 2014 and be submitted through the contest gallery at fella -> Fella's ArtFest - July 2014
Membership to www.deviantart.com is required to enter the Contest
Membership to www.deviantart.com is free
Entrants must include mention to the contest within their entries' artist comments
Entries must be submitted to deviantART after the start date of this competition
This month's theme is Messages. Please keep in mind that you may interpret this any way you'd like, and that all media are accepted!
Contest Time!It's getting close to Christmas, and I've decided to hold a contest to give some people a chance to win some points, a membership or two, and some art!More Like This
Here's the catch; I want you to draw my character Remkii however you want. This contest will not be judged by talent, but it will be judged by the effort and creativity you put into it!
You can draw Remkii however you want. Any species you want, at all! Feel free to enter more than once, but please do not enter more than 5 times.
The deadline is January 30th!
-No linearts are allowed, I want your own work!
-I will accept any form of work - Traditional, Digital, etc
-No stealing other people's entries!
-You may only place once, no matter how many times you enter.
- A 3 Month Premium Membership (If you do not want this, I can give it t
January's Contest: AlucardxDarkThe scene is where Dark (The Goddess of Origin.) Here is her new outfit The top over shirt is a light grey the undershirt is blue, her skirt, thigh highs and boots are black/grey, the collar cross is all silver with a blue gem the garters are a crystal blue (Her eyes are crystal blue with the pupil (the black part of the eye) A darker shade of crystal blue and her hair is the color of pure silver that goes about an inch past her knees. Here's a link to the colored version by Drgig http://sta.sh/025kgipz44fd) offers Alucard from the anime Hellsing her wrist so he can drink her blood (It's a sin for vampires to bite the neck of a god. And Gods can't be turned into vampires.) Alucard accepts and bites her wrist and drinks her blood. Now the prizes will be as followedMore Like This
1st place 800 :icondApointsplz:
2nd place 400 :icondApointsplz:
and 3rd place will be 200 :icondApointsplz:
The rules are have fun the end date will be the 31st of January at
CONTEST!2014 1st prize 12mth membership!!! -- remember contest ends this month..... i've got the prizes readyMore Like This
so much has happened this year some sad and some happy times, also some that involves me, a cup and a lot of
anyways one of my greatest achievements is that i made a new OC ( i love Azura to bits as she was my first) but lace is a bit different, she is my alter-ego in some way (stupid, beautiful, skill and funny..... im not.... well im stupid too. So im going to do a contest, it will have some rules so please keep to them:-
You must draw my OC Lace
(.... she has 2 blasters now one is red the other blue). This can be in what eve
New Contest! Anything From ZeldaMore Like This
So yeah, I got another contest going. This time the goal will be to draw anything from the Zelda universe. You can draw moblins, stalfos, re-dead, poe's, and really whatever, even Link himself, as long as it is from the universe of Zelda.
1st Place Prize will be 1000 points
2nd Place Prize will be 500 points
3rd place Prize will be 250 points
Contest Begins now and ends February 25th
All entries must be new deviations that were specifically created for this contest.
:iconLegendofZeldafanz: :iconToonLinkFans: :iconThe-Undead-Of-Hyrule:
:iconAnotherContestGroup: :iconWeAllLoveLink: :iconOcarina-of-Twilight:
Featured Pictures by
Mascot design contest! CLOSED!THE FOLDER HAS BEEN LOCKED AND NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!More Like This
STAY TUNED FOR THE VOTING JOURNAL!
Awww yesh! Another design contest!...this one is a bit more tricky!
So I just made this Art theft group to help stop art theft, but it's a little lacking. It needs a mascot! He/she will be on the group's icon and other places in the group! And they have their own folder just in case anyone wants to draw some fan art.
So without further delay, Here's the contest!
Design an art theft themed mascot!
What we are looking for
Originality is the most important thing here! (Something we have never seen before)Creative! (creative application of the theme)Has to be related to art theft in some way! (Explain how it is related in your description)Nothing to
Design a book cover (Ended, results posted!)RESULTS ARE NOW POSTED. PLEASE SEE THIS JOURNAL ENTRY -> http://fav.me/d79dq2lMore Like This
Due to money issues, I've had to lower the grand prize to $30. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Deadline has been extended!
Welcome, one and all, to my latest contest journal! Did the title catch your attention? $30 is a lot of smackaroos, ain't it? Now that I have your attention, I'd like to direct you to the contest details in question.
The objective of this contest is to draw a book cover for my novel-in-progress, Bialo Lassedim.
The title translates to "Voice of the Demons". In this cover, I would like the main characters, Cresil and Ivo. There's a couple of situations for you to choose from to draw the cover in. First, let's give you a bit of information about the characters so you know what kind of people they are before you draw them.
New Contest! The Rackture infestation begins!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!More Like This
My infectious alien species the Rackture have slipped their slimey tentacles into the DA comunity!
No OC is safe from the larval menace! It takes only a second for these wily slug like aliens to slide their tentacles into the succulant and sexy lady flesh of their new host.
Once the infection begins who knows what mutations will take place! Each species is different and even between those of the same species colors can change, note the examples of two traits all should have (all should have red antennae tentacles on the forehead a couple have learned to tuck them into their hair).
-Draw one of your, or possibly a friend's with permission OCs after being infected.
-Bonus if you also draw the larva that infected her and/or mid infection stages
-Multiple entries of same or different OC are allowed
Advertise my contest in a new journal or poll (must be visble
Grand opening + Birthday Contest!Hey Guys! Welcome to the Pie Love club~More Like This
Its taken me a bit of time to get this started up because of generally being busy, but I thought I would go ahead and open up membership. If you'd like to join, it will be automatically approved.
As stated on our front page,
This club is in dedication to :iconpieology:
A place for those that enjoy her work to show love and appreciation for all that she does!
If you have an adopt from her, and you've drawn them, show everyone what you've done with them.
I would like to formally open the group by also announcing there will be a contest in celebration of Grace's Birthday next month on the 27th
I figure I should go ahead and give people time to work on their entries if they're interested.
I'm a bit broke at the moment so for now I'm offering 1000 points and $10 (donated by Star-Prinz) as the grand prize, if you would like to donate prizes, art etc, let me, Kingdomkey know via note.
What do you have to do to enter? Easy peasy~
ANNOUNCEMENT - Winter Contest: Jack FrostMore Like This
CHECK OUT THE FULL POST AND DETAILS ON OUR CONCEPT COOKIE POST HERE!
SUBJECT: Jack Frost
The Winter Contest has arrived. Welcome to the first contest to bring in the new year with on Concept Cookie starring Jack Frost! He is said to be the personification of crisp, cold weather. He originated long ago throughout tales to personify winter. There are different takes on the folklore surrounding him around the world. In Russia he is known as Father Frost or in Germany, he is rather Old Mother Frost. In American folklore, Jack Frost is depicted as younger and kind yet mischievous. He has the ability to control and create winter conditions, most notably, he creates the icy flake patterns on windows. Now is your chance to capture this winter spirit in a concept.
So with the story and idea of who Jack Frost is, you as a concept artist are gi
'Pretty Suited Satellite Sailors' Contest!Round 1 judging has been posted: http://thenekk.deviantart.com/journal/PSSS-Round-1-Results-Round-2-Starts-434276465More Like This
Round 2 deadline: March 31st, 2014 11:59PM EST
Everyone who entered Round 1, regardless of score, is eligible for Round 2.
YES You may enter into Round 2 even if you did not enter Round 1 - but with specific requirements that need to be met to qualify.
Please see the FAQ section at the bottom. I will add to it if other common questions come up.
Introducing the: 'Pretty Suited Satellite Sailors' Contest!
(Yes, its the PSSS Contest!)
What this contest is about...
You are creating a new Sailor Senshi team! Pretend for a moment the Sailor Moon we know and love never existed. No odangos, no Usagi... and as for the rest of her team, well... they didn't exist either! This is where the contest begins... creating a new team of Sailor Senshi from the ground up! You pick their colors, their hair, the
CSS Tutorials and ResourcesCSS and DeviantARTMore Like This
So you want to start creating your own journal skins? Learning CSS can be somewhat time consuming, but there are plenty of awesome resources to help you.
Remember, learning CSS and webdesign can land you a job in the future! Not only that, but coding Cascading Style Sheets is actually a lot of fun. It's awesome to see others using your Journal/ Gallery skins.
Examples of Journal Skins!
Finding others to code with
One thing that makes deviantART awesome is that there are over 26 million active users! This means a bunch of others will always be willing to learn with you. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have, or help you find the information you need.
deviantART Related Groups
Dear NaruHina and SasuSaku fans....We've been through joys, sadness, happiness, tears, and laughter.More Like This
It was a long road
All I want to say is.....
p.s. No hate... no hate
ShareZone Photography FeatureMy deviantART goal for the 2014 is to do at least one or two features a week. I've noticed that my features in the past have been HUGE and therefore, those deserving artists may not be receiving the exposure they deserve!More Like This
So, the solution? More features with fewer deviations. The first of these will be some photography pieces that I've stumbled upon in the ShareZone chatroom. Take a minute to recognize these artists and their fantastic, inspiring pieces! They make me want to be a better photographer and I'm very pleased to feature them here.
(yes there may seem to be a lot of pieces; however, this is actually a small feature for me, LOL)
January 2014 Giveaway - Happy New Year! [CLOSED]Happy New Year! After nursing this and my fiance's hangovers, it's time to put up the January Giveaway!More Like This
January 2014 Giveaway
How to Enter:
Add this journal to your favourites
Giveaway Ends January 15th, 2014.
How is your new year going?
Any goals for the new year?
PE: Community Week PLZ AccountsCommunity Week - PLZ AccountsMore Like This
Can you spot the difference between and :icongladlikeplz
If you hover your mouse over it, you’ll see that the first is a link to a deviation (http://fav.me/d5judp5), while the second is an icon for a special type of account called a PLZ account.
PLZ accounts are deviantART accounts made for the sole reason of being an emoticon. Anyone can make these accounts. (For more information on making PLZ accounts, see this previous Project Educate journal http://fav.me/d3jjwiv.) The deviant chooses an account name that represents the image he/she wishes to display, and usually adds the phrase ‘PLZ’ at the end, so other deviants are aware that that account exists to be an emote (in the example above, the account name is “gladlikeplz”).
To use the PLZ account, you merely
Weekly photo #010 Cat IX by BBogomilov Snowleopard, KA VII by FGW-Photography Myllyjarvi II by m-eralp A Photograph for The Skybridge by hootalex Nymph of Grace by EtherealRose7 Rainbow9wm by Aixchel Unveiled by Nate-Zeman Sous l'arbre lunatique by Arafinwearcamenel The Plague . by MonsterBrandMore Like This
Friday, the 13th - clean up after yourself by Elisanth .:: Tiny treasures ::. by Whimsical-Dreams Rising Sun by JessicaBuczek Falls Darkness by m-eralp .:: Spring is here ::. by Whimsical-Dreams Chocolate And Raspberry Pots (+recipe) by claremanson Mom... by lomatic Out Into the Plains II by FramedByNature Timeless by ShamelessRain Porsche 356 A T1 1956 by alexisgoure hair by Megson Sunset in Santorini by IsacGoulart :thumb399843287: Charlotte by aufzehengehen Let The Story Begin by jkrab Minion Cookies by claremanson
Mmm0518 by metindemiralay Zlatarsko jezero by Piroshki-Photography A Glacier Light Show by tourofnature Strength of summer by mjagiellicz Peek-a-boo by ColinHuttonPhoto :thumb399369294: Untitled by lisans Barn Owl by hoodoo Hello by Dark-Raptor Wet by SarahharaS1 PI1A9540 ps by ratasoy Splash by FlabnBone Messenger Of Summer III by JoannaRzeznikowska :thumb399599075: light window by virtualgadjo Yellow Forest by Justine1985 :thumb400167984: nobody knows by Megson
Scratch on DA.alisame123 http://alisatheartiste.deviantart.com/More Like This
AlphaZulu http://alphanovemberzulu.deviantart.com/ http://emotespammer.deviantart.com/
BenDaMan http://timeparadoxalert12.deviantart.com/ http://nebitatheparadox.deviantart.com/
The European Parliament - Why Should I CareMore Like This
The European Parliament
Why should I care?
"Yes, why should I?" - that's what I was wondering about not so long ago. I simply did not care about the European Parliament or, to be more specific, the European Union. As an Austrian I just took being European for granted, being part of the union itself, for granted. I never thought about what that meant though, for me all this "political mumbo-jumbo" seemed so far away, almost unreachable.
It also seemed to me like all political issues the European Parliament was dealing with with more important issues than the "first-world problems" some Austrians might have.
When we started learning about it at school I still found it uninteresting, it did not help or change my opinion in the slightest.
For me, it was also normal to live in a democratic country and in a democratic union where you could just elect the people you thought would represent you best.
What did change things was when we visited Strasbourg last December. It was simply amazing for
Fashion Makes the World go Round VWelcome to a feature that includes a selection of pieces from the Fashion photography galleries, Fashion-themed news and contests, a Fashion artist of the week, and some more fun stuff!More Like This
From the Fashion Photography gallery:
Jenny Dark Stand by E2ns
shout it from the rooftops by SabrinaCichy Diva by ashevaan
Noire Bw by Elisanth Nikolo Lenivets 02 by Agcooper73 Danny by Hart-Worx
Pearl by Irym
PE Senior Week: A Home for SeniorsSenior WeekMore Like This
A Home for Seniors
There are many community projects specifically run by senior members on dA. This article aims to highlight a few of them and introduce different places on deviantART that serve as an online nursing home of sorts.
This channel highlights senior news, often hosts senior run events, and serves as a friendly hangout for all kinds of artists.
Groups on deviantART foster some of deviantART's tightest communities. Groups relating to the senior member community are no exception. Projects, article series, and contests are all held in these various groups. Watching them will help you stay up to date and connected with senior members.
This group highlights senior projects and serves as a homebase for senior related activity. A lot of important articles come through :devda
Anthro Challenge #112- Day Of The Dead WinnersHello Anthro Community! Thank you to everyone who participated in our last challenge! We finally have the judging finalized and in! Thank you to everyone who participated, It's been a real pleasure going through all the entries! Please make sure to check the front page of anthrochallenge for the latest contest!More Like This
AnthroCommunity | anthrochallenge |
Prizes 100 each!
1 month premium membership
3 month premium membership
TRADITIONAL TROVE 46Hi everybody!, I hope you are all doing good!More Like This
First of all If you have a chance, pop over to
Backsackandjack's page and thank him for
being a Sculpture CV, He has done a brilliant job!
So as usual, I go in search of new, outstanding art
that might have slipped the net and bring
them more attention, If you like what you see
then please Comment, 'fave' and/or watch the
featured artists work, so until next time
PLEASE SEND DD SUGGESTIONS TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
Urban Exploration News"Leave only footprints...More Like This
...Take only Photos."
Urbex has been in the news fairly recently with a few more articles spilling out about current happenings and highlighting explorations. It is becoming a fairly modern activity and more and more people are becoming interested in the venture. Urban exploration has reached new heights lately as an Independent Polish group of Urban Explorers called Adventure Hunters have published video showcasing beautiful and mysterious places which have been the inspiration for a video game. Many forgotten and beautifully decaying places have been highlighted putting Urbex in the spotlight once again.
Across Europe, a group of Photographers have explored abandoned places in Ireland, documenting and highlighting their decay.
Some of the venues include a once famous Courthouse - now abandoned and left to the elements. You can read more about the project
Love dA Lit Loves You: Vol. 10Hello lovelies. Love dA Lit Loves you! Well, it would if it were a sentient being, in the meantime please accept my undying love.More Like This
I don't actually get a lot of notes / comments from people sending me news or contests, so when I do I'm super happy. Like. Super duper happy. And what better way to say thank you than feature those who support Love dA Lit [I will feature those that frequently comment and fave too]! Then I might surprise you and randomly feature some people just because I can or those who've sent me in DD suggestions. It's all about spreading the love!
As always I welcome suggestions for news, events, projects, groups, or contests for Love dA Lit! ♥
Love dA Lit (and Stephany) Gives Lots of Hugs and a Big Thank You To...
PE: Seniors, who (or what) are you?Senior WeekMore Like This
"It's not a position, it's a recognition, an accolade."fourteenthstar about seniority
Seniors, who are you?
Who the heck are those people with that medal behind their names? Are they called seniors because they've been here since forever? What's it like to recieve seniority? Can you suggest someone for seniority? Is it true that they have magical senior powers?
First things first: No, we don't have super special magic senior abilities (apart from being able to access the Senior Forum of course). We can't ban people for example, we're not admins. There's also no reason for you to be afraid of talking to us, we don't bite (we just sometimes want people off our lawns ).
We're really just regular people who happen to be dedicated to the dA community. Some of us got their medal (or tick when it was still the old user symbols) because of sa
Monday MusesTuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell WeeklyMore Like This
Welcome to our activity on Mondays - Monday Muses!
It's all about the artists and artworks that inspire you!
There are many ways someone can be an inspiration. By displaying inspiring community spirit, or providing helpful resources for example. Or maybe you just stumbled over an amazing artwork that simply knocked you off your feet and inspired you to make something of your own right away. No matter what it is, we want you to share it!
Simply pick an artist or deviation you find inspiring in some way, and post them in a comment on this journal. Pleas
Love dA Lit: Issue 188Welcome to the one-hundred eighty-eighth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.More Like This
LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
LIT me explain u a thing Jan - June 2014
Literature Links | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Goblins vs. Gnomes ChallengeMore Like This
Create Your Own Mischievous Goblin or Gnome!
The battle has been declared. Side with either the cunning and dangerous Goblins or the clever and wacky Gnomes. Create your own Goblin or Gnome inspired by Hearthstone's new expansion pack, Goblins vs Gnomes, and include the invention they would use to confuse, confound, or explode their opponents.
2014 ScheduleThis is our official event schedule for 2014! Be sure to come participate in as many events as you can!More Like This
1st day - Friday October 24th
mondscheinsonates Halloween pixel art contest beings!
TimmehMonsters General Halloween Art Contest begins!
Rikafu19s Halloween Story Contest begins!
Rikafu19s Characters crossed over with Halloween contest begins!
2nd day - Saturday October 25th
TimmehMonster Chat games! http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=TimmehMonsters+Halloween+Chat+Games%21&iso=20141026T10&p1=264 Check link for Timezones!
3rd day - Sunday October 26th
TimmehMonster Art Jam! http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=TimmehMonsters+Halloween+Chat+Games%21&iso=20141027T10&p1=264 Check link for timezones!
6th day - Wednesday October 29th
mondscheinsonate Chat games! http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
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 schools. Whether you're passionate about cupcakes or character design, whether your art is digital or traditional, we wan
Week 36, 2014 at #deviant365Sept.More Like This
Last week, we asked you to tell us about deviants that you found inspirational! Telunaluna responded. She has won a 3-month premium membership!
This week marks the start of September! For many in the northern hemisphere this marks the start of autumn, a time filled with beauty! So this week, we invite you to share three deviations that remind you of autumn.
List three (3) thumbnails (or links) in a comment that relate to "autumn"
All entries must be submitted by Thursday, September 4 at 11:59:59pm PDT
One deviant will be randomly chosen to win a 3 Month Premium Membership.
Good luck and have a fantastic week!
Week 35, 2014 at #deviant365AugustMore Like This
Last week, we asked you to show us your artwork you recently favorited. We saw some wonderful pieces of art and we would like to congratulate EnniArt and forcecrush. They won 500 points.
This week, we want you to tell us about deviants that you find inspirational. It can be anybody! To enter, simply write the deviant's username below and why you find them inspirational.
Tag a deviant(s) that you find inspirational and tell us why.
All entries must be submitted by Thursday, August 28 at 11:59:59pm PDT
One deviant will be randomly chosen to win a 3 Month Premium Membership.
Good luck and have a fantastic week!
Week 34, 2014 at #deviant365AugustMore Like This
Last week, we asked you to tell us how you have grown since you were 14! We got some wonderful stories and would like to congratulate meiyue and SolidMars who shared their stories. They have each won a 3-month Premium Membership.
This week, we want to see artwork, but we want to keep it simple. To enter this week, simply link or thumb 2-3 pieces of artwork that you recently found and favorited! That's it!
Two deviants that enter, chosen at random, will receive 500 points each.
Have a great week!
Link or include a thumbnail of 2-3 pieces of artwork that you have recently favorited!
All entries must be submitted by Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:59:59pm PDT
Two deviants will be randomly chosen to win 500 poin
TeamWork 2014 - round-upIt's been an amazing month full of teaching, learning and having fun!More Like This
Yesterday we had our final chat event where we not only saw most of the teams artworks, but also talked about teaching methods and experiences. We handed out three awards to three of our teams. Here they come, summarized again.
Award for Outstanding Teamwork went to...
anireal and her two students OanaZ and Skarlet-kitten !
They won several prizes, including a winner's badge:
This team obviously had teamwork down. To begin with, they weren't a traditional teacher-student combo, but had three members. anireal dealt with that very well and her students were always open for criticism, references and lessons.
Their final artworks:
Award for Most Overall Improvemen
Week 33, 2014 at #deviant365AugustMore Like This
Last week, we asked you to show us your improvement. We saw some incredible improvement from deviants, and we are so glad to hear that deviantART has helped so many grow as deviants.
barananduen told us about finding her own manga style:
FINDING MY OWN "MANGA" STYLE: When I joined DA back in 2004, I wanted to learn how to draw in manga style, because I'd been watching Wolf's Rain on TV and fallen in love with that type of stylization, especially the way they did eyes. I started trying to do their style to see what it was about (see first thumbnail), but once I'd done a couple, I wanted to then develop my own type of manga style. I didn't want a completely traditional manga style with the pointy chins, and I also wanted something even less simplified in the way men's eyes are drawn (even though I still loved how t
Witches of East End Contest Semi-FinalistsMore Like This
DeviantART and Lifetime's Witches of East End invited you to create an original piece of art using an element or scene from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Raven," or "The Black Cat." There were amazing renditions of these classic stories, all of which showcased Poe's macabre mastery. The competition was intense, but our judges were able to select the top pieces, which were sent to the Witches of East End Creative Team! Congratulations to the Semi-Finalists below!
dA's 14th UnBirthday Chat/Forum Events!Off with their heads!!! Oh, oh, why hello everyone, I didn't see you there!More Like This
In this journal you will find a list of all the fun shenanigans we have prepared for DeviantART's 14th UnBirthday celebrations in the chats and forums, and their schedule! We hope you'll have time to join in on all the fun!
If you need a time converter please use this.
All chat events will happen in #CommunityRelations and will be launched on Thursday August 7th.
Alice in Wonderland Trivia: This will be a fun trivia game in which you will be asked questions related to Alice in Wonderland, the book, both the original animated Disney movie, and Tim Burton's recent remake, in addition to the Once upon a time Alice in Wonderland television show. There will be 3
100 points giveaway! (CLOSED/winner announced)Finally, it's October 20! That means... time to announce the winner!!More Like This
Out of 168 deviants, the winner is...
this result was randomly chosen at Random.org at 16h32/4h32 PM, West Europe time zone
I would like to thank, once again, to everybody who participated! Also, I would appreciate if nobody unwatched me after this... since I feel I don't get enough attention for my art... and you know who else doesn't? The winner of this giveaway!! She has AMAZING art so I totally advice you to check out her art
So that's it... thank you all so much! And congrats to Ghassly for winning!!
EDIT 2: I'm going to be out for some time and since I'm afraid that'll affect the giveaway, the finishing date is now October 20th! Good luck everyone, and keep joining!
EDIT: I finally reached 45 watchers!! The prize has been doubled into 100!!
Since I'm really needing some
Will you be my friend?The funny thing about people knowing you, is that many people want to be your friend.More Like This
"Will you be my friend?" is one those questions I get the most.
It's also one the questions I have to answer with a negative answer the most, because I don't like lying to people.
Like I've told in some of my earlier journals, my life didn't overflow with friendship nor popularity when I was younger. It was quite the contrary. I wasn't anything near popular, to the point that most people didn't even want to have anything to do with me. As the kid that got bullied, the few that dared to get close to me, more or less put their social status in the group at stake by even talking to me. And as a result, I guess I valued their friendship a lot. After all; I knew what they risked.
Coming from that sort of situation, friendship has always been a very important but at the same time mysterious matter to me. Something not be
dA is Not Selling Your Works to Third PartydA is Not Selling Your Works to Third Party Royalty FreeMore Like This
Hot Topic selling artist's works without permission
A Tumblr post has been circulating, where Hot Topic is selling artist's works as T-shirts in their store, including popular fan art without the artist's permission, deviant artists included. It caught on wildfire when one user linked to deviantART's Submission Policy, stating users gave permission to dA by agreeing to their Terms of Service thereby allowing dA to sell it to third party royalty free.
This is false and inaccurate!
"We appreciate the rallying of the community around the rights of this artist. Rights and ownership of artwork are an important cause which
Ending wp journals + 200 points give awayFirst thing is that I decided to end the weekly photo journal, it was very fun to make and I'm very glad so many people liked it! But after 30 weeks I think it's time for something new, not sure what though. Anyway thanks a bunch for all the support during these weeks! (And not only these weeks.)More Like This
Second thing I'd like to share is that I'm still not (very) active here at DeviantART, I didn't used my camera for like 2,5 months now O_o Sorry for not responding to your messages/notes. Hope to be back some day, because I miss talking to the people here.
Third thing is that I'll give another 200 points (2x100 ) away to end this and start something new every week (with features), but like I said I don't know what yet.
* just add this journal to your favorites to enter this give away
* 2 winners chosen randomly
A total of 30 weekly photo journals
1,000 Points GiveawayWinner Announce!More Like This
I've just gone through all your comments and gathered every name on a text file. Those who did both steps had their names there twice. For the tech savvy here's how the winner was picked:
wc -l da.txt
cat da.txt | sed '289!d'
So the winner is :iconclassicblue:. Congratulations!
To celebrate a milestone of 18,000 watchers I’m hosting a giveaway for 1,000 points.
Here’s how to enter:
AND do one of the steps below:
A) Add a link of this giveaway in your journal.
B) Like my Facebook page or one of the posts there: https://www.facebook.com/artofarisuonpaa
If you do both, your chances will be DOUBLED!
To participate add a comment on this journal which of the steps you’ve done (A, B, or both) so I know to add your name to the pool once o
How to: Preview images for personal SkinsThis 'How to:' article explains how to add preview images for your skins that you either created on your own or have not been added with the help of the install feature.More Like This
It makes only sense to do this with skins that don't get changed though.
The benefit of it is not only a preview image, but also that your skin doesn't get lost anymore.
Skins that haven't been installed and will be deleted from your skins list, will usually be removed from ALL journals that have used these before. So if you delete a skin by accident it could happen that you end up with a lot of blank journals, all formatting is lost and the content might be a mess as well then.
With the method explained below this can be prevented as well.
Everyone who has more than one personal skin installed, knows the pain of not having a preview. Of course you can go by name, but sometimes it just easier to have that little preview to find the skin you search for more easily.
He has lost his heart!Yes today is a sad day.More Like This
Four years ago it was wreckling who left me all suddenly, to defect to lit (pfft!) and today it is bradleysays who is now in seniorland D:
I know he hasn't been really my partner for dAr, but it still felt like this, so just let me be all emo
Bradley is no longer a Community Volunteer and even though he recently took care of Chats & Forum, he also was a dAr CV and that's why i now want you to go to his page and spam him with glitter love.
Don't ask, just do it. dAr and glitter belong together... yes really!
And thank him for being awesome and such!
Thank you, Bradley!
closed 300 points giveawayCLOSEDhello I'll be doing 300 giveaway .More Like This
please read carefully
there will be 2 kinds of winners
the winners : 2 winners will be selected from my watchers list each will win 100 the journal winners : 2 other winners will be selected from this journal and each will win 50 (must follow the rules) you don't have to watch me unless you like my art fav this journal (this is how I will chose the journal winners )
me ( this is how I'll choose the watchers winner ) please fav this journal too thank you any one will enter this giveaway must write a journal abou
Artistic Journey Challenge WinnersMore Like This
What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like?
An Event in Shared Creativity
All three of our winners had a different take on their personal creative journey. From their experiences learning to avoid roadblocks and detours, to the fight against that which would hinder self-improvement, and through the journey of self-encouragement and growth, all our winners have great advi
Wonder Woman RebornMore Like This
Wonder Woman Reborn
Supers V Wonder by JoshJ81
The collective fan community sigh of relief that a female director has been chosen to bring the Amazonian Goddess to life on the big screen has been echoing across the web ever since Monday’s announcement that Michelle McClaren had won that coveted crown. Here at DA HQ, we can’t help but imagine what Joss Whedon might have done with the character.
Pray no one involved in the Catwoman movie gets close to it.
The Google Doodle as Web IconMore Like This
The Google Doodle as Web Icon
Google homepage art I did by jimlee00
For those of you keeping current, the Google logo on the Google homepage is occasionally altered, sometimes to bring attention to an event, sometimes to celebrate famous artists and scientists on their birthdays. These clever alterations are “doodles” and they are often created by guest artists.
Pimps and Whoas - Nov. 26, 2014More Like This
Official dA News
Community Update: Activity Widget
Holiday Card Project 2014
Site Update: Activity Widget, Search Additions
Site Update: Bug Fixes, Profile Page
Introduction to Printing Techniques: Part 1IntroductionMore Like This
Printmaking is a process where multiple original images, prints, are made by printing from one original source onto paper or other chosen print surface. The original plate is called matrix and it can be made of various materials. The image is transferred from the matrix using different printmaking techniques either by hand or by using a press.
The prints created by printmaking process are original artworks having an element of originality, so they are not considered as copies. Each print is signed, titled and numbered by the artist. The impressions printed from the same matrix are forming an edition.
This article is divided into two parts and it introduces shortly some printmaking techniques with artwork examples.
The Part 1 introduces relief printing techniques such as linocut and woodcut.
The Part 2 introduces intaglio printing
Star Wars: A New HopeMore Like This
Star Wars: A New Hope
The Empire Bargains by dvsdesigner
Who’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!
It begins in mere weeks from now: The countdown to the first of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, the first of a new trilogy for a new generation. The first 1 minute trailer, a mostly wordless montage of series’ heroes, will debut attached to Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 or on Disney-owned ABC Television. American culture stirs in its sleep. Georg
Abstract ArtMore Like This
Emotions Abstract by zampedroni
The earliest known artworks of humans, found on cave walls dating back about 40,000 years, tell stories.
Usually the stories are of amazing hunts for enormous wooly mammoths and other food sources. Others suppose they were plans for hunts, no different from a coach’s football plays.
Today we are learning of abstract artworks on the cave walls, seemingly deliberately hidden, and much farther back, painted by medicine men huffing hallucinogenic herbs. The purpose for these totemic abstracts is unclear. While native art worldwide retained its
There Are No Strings On Me!More Like This
There Are No Strings On Me!
O.A.M First Blood by Ku-On
Hal9000 - Wallpaper
2001: A Space Odyssey redux
Burying A Sci-Fi ClicheMore Like This
Burying A Sci-Fi Cliché
if I were a writer by In-Ink
From the Dusty Annals of Sci-Fi Cliché History
James Tiptree, Jr. was a writer of science fiction, mostly short stories, whose first work, “Birth of a Salesman,” was published in the May 1968 issue of Analog Science Fiction.
Analog Science Fiction
Warm Worlds & Otherwise
Sartorial Storytelling: Character at a GlanceMore Like This
Sartorial Storytelling: Character at a Glance
Pulp Fiction by Rembrush
Masterful storytelling is about suspending disbelief.
One would think the most important element of a story being told is the events being depicted. Belief in these events, however, is a prerequisite to appreciation. Picture this: watching Anna Karenina in the theater, you’re riveted to the epic tale of doomed lovers. Your friend, a history professor with a fetish for details, laughs at random moments. After the movie, he pontificates at length on how unbelievable the movie was
Special Birthday Seniority AnnouncementMore Like This
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after Senior Member accolade -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endeavors, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the
Community Operations Newsletter - July 2014Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Operations Newsletter. Following on from June's Newsletter, I'm going to provide you with further insight in to the Community Operations Department ., and the people who work there.More Like This
You asked for more statistics! As you can see, at times there may be more tickets solved than were reported, and vice versa. This can be due to a high number of tickets concerning a high priority, which may have resulted in a small backlog developing in a lesser priority area. I think it's also fair to mention that during this reporting period a number of Comm Ops staff have been out on vacation, and we have also assisted the Retail Department in day to day tasks.
In the Past Month we have received ;
928 Bug Report Tickets
2,065 General Help Tickets
4,394 CEA Tickets
PE: Memes[deviantART related]More Like This
The word "meme" was coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, as an attempt to explain the way cultural information spreads Source: Wikipedia
A meme is a "thing" (let's call it thing until we have really know what it is) that spreads itself from person to person. Originally it was related to cultural phenomena, but these days we also have the internet memes.
These are pictures, videos, captions, hashtags and anything else that is meant to be forwarded, so that a lot of people are going to see them. Everything that is trendy, that does represent a certain generation does fit to be a meme. May it be that famous number '42', certain phrases used in movies, the grumpy cat, Nicolas Cage... - the list would be endless.
While doing a bit of research someone compared it with a flu. One starts with it and everyone else will get affected. But in a good way!
For deviantART these are usually art
PE: Profile Designing with CSS[deviantART related]More Like This
Want to learn how to make your page not just nice or pretty, but spectacular, unique, and all-around awesome? This article covers the newest stage in the evolution of profile design: Profile CSS.
Please keep in mind that this article is only for Premium Members who are not beginners to profile design. If this is your first time trying your hand at customizing your profile page, you'll probably find the following articles more helpful than this one.
Why use CSS?
Although setting up and learning to code CSS for your profile can be a hassle, there are a great deal of benefits to using CSS instead of only HTML:
Fonts: CSS allows for almost complete control over font styles, colors, and sizes (only limitation is that fonts must be Web Safe fonts or Google Fonts). HTML on DA is limited to only a certain n
Pimps and Whoas - July 9, 2014PimpsMore Like This
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness - July 2014
CR Newsletter May/June 2014
Introducing Improved Comments
Join us a deviantMEET in San Diego
Keeping your Account Safe
Site Update: Replying to Feedback
PE: Interview Custom Widgets[deviantART related]More Like This
Since it is known that you can customize your custom widgets, it has become a new trend within deviantART. While it has its limitations, deviants - old and new - have been very creative to make the most out of it though. A lot of people offer resources for others to use and today I have asked three of them to answer a few questions for us!
Big thanks to SimplySilent, CypherVisor & UszatyArbuz for taking the time to answer my questions.
To let people know, who you are, please introduce yourself with a few words. Beside the custom resources thing, how do you spent your time on deviantART?
Hi there! I'm SimplySilent, and I spend most of my time on dA either messing with CSS or managing my group Rising-Artists. I also enjoy helping out at some of my other groups, randomly chatting with deviants, and writing tutorials.
Hey there folks! Look Boogieman is here! Haha… Sorry, I guess that w
PE: Custom Widgets[deviantART related]More Like This
While deviants always have been able to customize their profile a bit more with the help of stamps, buttons, dividers and other fancy graphics, it is also possible to style the widgets via HTML & CSS.
But you can just work with what is already part of the deviantART website code only. You can't add new code like you would do at your journals. This means you are always limited with what you can do and don't have full control over the elements and how they appear.
The simpliest way of customizing your widgets would be by adding a background. As these can't be a pattern that get repeated on their own, the background images need to cover any possible width and height. If you do your own images you can adjust the height to what is needed, to avoid that the overall size gets too big, though.
~ Background Images ~
WeChat Emoticon Sticker WinnersMore Like This
Congratulations to the three finalists in the WeChat Animated Emoticon Sticker Challenge! The judges from WeChat were astounded by the ingenuity that was displayed in each entry. All three winners will receive $1,000 and had their entry exhibited in a billboard on the deviantART homepage.
Momo - There Is A Spider On the Floor
Did You Know - RandomRandomMore Like This
We usually have selected groups and people we watch based on the art they upload and how else they interact on deviantART. That means we mostly get to see art, journals and other things in our message center that will most likely interest us.
It also means we could miss a lot of other things. But sometimes it can be useful to be able to see new art or deviants, without having any set criteria. And that's why we have the random feature at deviantART.
You have that in your deviantART menu (when you click that little arrow next to the dA logo at the top) and it gives you three possibilities of going random.
It doesn't matter if a deviant is new or old, popular or unknown. Anyone who recently have been active (even their profile might not show this) could show up here, once you will choose that option.
Clicking the link will directly take you to a deviants page. And hopefull
PE: deviantMEETS[deviantART related]More Like This
The longer you stay on deviantART and the more people you get to know, the more the wish to meet those people will grow.
Especially when people live close to you or when you are living in an area that is well populated it can be arranged easily to get to know some fellow deviants in real life as well. When it comes to meet deviants who live in a different country, maybe even a different continent it will be more of a challenge. But still not impossible.
If you just meet with a few other deviants it usually doesn't require much planning. You pick a date, a time and a place. If you are all from the same area, it won't require much preparation at all. You are all familiar with the region, you speak the same language and you know the locations there.
The bigger the meet will be and the more people will attend (especially if they are from different countries), this will be much mo