In 2014, DeviantArt turned 14 years old. Fourteen years is a long time, some of you reading this may be younger than that. I've gathered some historical information with the help of Moonbeam13 and some members of the Community Relations team to help enlighten those of you who have joined in recent years and missed out on a chunk of DeviantArt's life.
I hope you enjoy taking a step back in time!
Please note: it is extremely difficult to track down some events in DeviantArt's history (in particular, the first few years) and that some dates are only approximate.
August: tech13 becomes the first recipient of the prestigious Deviousness Award.
August 4: The first member-submitted deviation is uploaded - A Dangerusss QNX by :de
To those people: take this journal just as a personal opinion and a friendly advice from a fellow community member, someone who loves the community and is willing to contribute and give back the way one can. This comes from my personal experience, shouldn't be taken as the whole Community Relations nor deviantArt's official stance.
It's simple - create a deviation for the 13th Birthday category.
Browse the popular section of the gallery to get an idea of what can be submitted for the contest. You can create some deviantART fan art, bake a birthday cake, or anything else relating to deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your submission should be relating to deviantART and/or deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your entry must be for this contest. You can't enter a deviation that you have made for another communityrelations sponsored birthday contest.
All mediums are accepted.
You're welcome to submit to a different category if your entry won't submit into the 13th Birthday gallery (ie. jo
What is Art Nouveau?
"Art Nouveau (French pronunciation: [aʁ nuvo], Anglicised to /ˈɑːrt nuːˈvoʊ/) or Jugendstil is an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that was most popular during 1890–1910. English uses the French name Art nouveau ("new art"), but the style has many different names in other countries. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.
Art Nouveau is considered a "total" art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewellery, furniture, textiles, household sil
We all know Fella and dA wouldn't be the same without him anymore.
But did you ever wonder who he really is? Where does he come from? Why is he alone?
He is always at our side, lurking here and there, making your dA experience a little brighter and introducing you to new things all the time.
Your mission is to show us the world of Fella.
How does he live? Does he have pets? Is he the only one or are there other 'creatures' like him? Does he come from a distant planet? Is he the result of an experiment?
What does he eat? Or maybe he doesn't need to eat at all?
What is he doing in his freetime? Does he like to cook or read a good book? Or is he more of an adventurer, exploring the world outside?
Below you can see a few artworks, that already show Fella working for dA or in random situations. Maybe these inspire you to come up with other details of his life.
Features by cinyu
The Golden Yard by Naschi:Dear Old Memories - You ~ Youko: by Nacura-G
Karasutengu by ASingleGiraffeSV - hoshino-arashi by pepapenmemory f i s h by Gasara
Lia by OXMirukuBP: HBD JOHN by tooaya
Comm: sugarella by ikr:: y o u t h f u l. d a y s :: by hitogataDreamScape by muhoho-seijin
10.07.14 by Asa-tan[PFFK]Chapter III:Bloody Sun by laziesheavenA vampire never dies by Pemiin
Halloween is always a fun time of year, especially when you dress up for halloween. Take a portrait of yourself with spooky make-up on! No, not like Snooki. Like these:
Your entry must be a photograph showing you as the main subject (or one of the main subjects).You are more than welcome to wear a costume in the photo!Please keep photo-editing to a minimal. i.e Cropping, slight colour changes, etc are permitted.Your entry must comply with deviantART's Submission PolicyYou must credit any stock or resources you use in your entry.Multiple entries are encouraged, but you may only win once.You must be wearing make-up or face paint. Your entry must be submitted into the contest category:
Writing, at its very base, is communication. We write to communicate — with someone else, with ourselves — when we write, we arrange words in a manner that is intended to be read. This is very important because, no matter what or how you write, this one basic fact never changes. If you get stuck at any point, you can come back to this sturdy foundation. I am writing to communicate; what do I want to communicate?
Often, the answer is emotions: how you feel, or how you want your reader to feel. As Gregory Corso wrote, "You must feel! It's beautiful to feel!"
We all feel, but how we express our feels is a matter of perspective. If we are too flippant with our choice of words, our readers will think we are shallow. If we are too brooding and deliberate, our readers may find us incomprehensible. Finding a balance takes work and dedication.
But that work and dedication is what distinguishes
:iconliliwrites: Features by LiliWrites
Who will perform the autopsy? by HugQueenCultist by SycstaAvenger by KreepingSpawnHow long does it take to get to the stars by xeroksWinter by WizardHowl10001tilling by ArwynRieTorn Photograph by The-Story-SpinnerArticle for the MAGIC Foundation newsletter by InsomniaDoodlesMuted by dreamsinstatic
:iconbrennenxr: Features by brennenxr
Midnight Inspiration by fllnthblnkMelancholia Under The Cherry Blossom Mountains by NemoX77. heaven by wei-enwhy nobody brags about being a poet by Streamwhispers
Diary of a Hypersomniac by Nullibicitywe are reckless just for fun by Aerodegrowing out of you. by similar-singularity
:thumb555844767:(r)evolutions by nawkaman
As always, an extra special thank you to our wonderful suggester this month: TheKerwinator, Naktarra, Leonca, copper9lives, pulbern, MagicalJoey, PennedinWhite, BATTLEFAIRIES, JustACapharnaum, and KalineReine!
Want to suggest a Daily Deviation?
Send a link or thumbcode of the deviation you want to suggest via note to the appropriate CV. There is a "6-month rule
So Alone by Vermontster
... by slownumbers
The Couple by PEN-at-Work
Mother/Daughter by PatrickMonnier
Feeding Pigeons, Feet Up by EarthHart
Untitled by paubuscato
Lewis Cubitt Square, London by richardjohnford
Hand! by wilkopicture
gestural contingency by SimonSawSunlight
Like father like son by SteavieLea
Minimalistic kiss by nicubunu
Untitled by mpouzianis
3808 by seppukuu
Succubus (JG242) by jesseboy000
Sunday Stroll by makepictures
Moment in time by MrFahreinheit
192 by tolgatacmahal
Leopoldstrasse by batmantoo
Pose by AcemHoca
Paris Street CXXXXI by leingad
Trainee by ezkilzon
Instant 3881 by SUDOR
This regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off.
Every edition will feature a collection of the funniest chat network quotes.
dAmnIt! was a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you. As of November 30, dAmnIt has been removed from the site.
Feel free to note TheLOLCorner with a quote from the chat or forum. More details about this can be found here.
The Last 5 Editions:
Edition #136: The Best of dAmnIt
Another month of 2012 has swiftly passed by, but another month full of literature just for you! Here is a roundup of this month’s Daily Deviations:
Featured by BeccaJS
A Forest at Morning by williamszmYou've Got To Hide Your Love Away by Meggie272everyone is a sociopath with a vitamin deficiency by poeticThe Little Sparrow by sense-and-stupidityChoose by joe-wrightFlowers on the Razorwire by HexospectrumWhere are regrets kept? by sillycanadianwriterThe Intention by VelvetRainThe Dalzell Knockout by CrumpetsHarveyLouquinho's Quarrel by berlinBuenosAyresAlive Like Dirt by Carmalain7
Featured by ikazon
2.28.12 by artistic-foolishnessThe Beckett Colcannon by ShedSimas:thumb291928226:Verdigris by MemnalarCadaver Hotel by nonamepsalmist Romancing Cotton by sliverofcielHweol by kalamarizooHow To Say Goodbye by pullingcandysaudade by SocraticSynapsesMornings by AlizabithA Meeting by rober2The Gap - Pages 20 + 21 by Peris-Productions:thumb245672991:She Wasn't Born This Way by ShadowedAcolytelet the dead rise by Phu-Phu-Hugs-Mehaving been a baby by lasagnabombIt's not Rocket Science by Botkinchoke by Piscesandthediamonds:thumb29847682
little girl 2 by SanMandara
Elemental Lord by Changinghand
In the walls... by AndyKluthe
Sleep... by DigitalCutti
~ Oasis City ~ by ChristianGerth
The Fish by Noldofinve
Risen from burning ashes by cat-meff
Zeros Blaze by EnferDeHell
The Shaman sketch... by Phobs
Snake dragon by antilous
A little insight into the history of not only Typography, but also of written language. This article will be far from covering it all, but focuses on highlighting some of the major events and periods in the history of Typography.
From the Greek roots τύπος typos = "impression" and -γραφία -graphia = "writing".
~ 30th Century BC – 200 AD
Or "Script of Nails / Cuneiform Script" is probably the oldest form of written text. This calligraphic form of writing was carved into clay tablets.
The Latin Alphabet
~ 800 BC – present
This is the basic alphabet used in all Western languages. The Romans based it among others
We live in a world full of diversity, every day in real life and every day on dA. And it happens so often that a work of art is "slashed" simply because it is different than others. Because someone sees it and doesn't understand it and doesn't take the time to think about it.
People who react like that to art, follow the same thought process, that so many many people follow when it comes to Racism, Sexism, Homophobia: "This is different to me, therefore it must be wrong." You may wonder if that comparison may not be too harsh, but when we open they way for people to condemn what is different in the small things, like in this case Art, we open the path to that thought process taking shape in many more places.
Instead of hating on differences, we need to embrace them! Because differences make life so great! We don't want to live in a dull world where everyone think
Hymn To Pan by Valyavande
The Avalanche Callers by Starhorse
The Virgin Queen by MARYMARU
La Collectionneuse by theartofTenia
Temple in the sky by Ecystudio
The Fire and Water Sprites by IngridTan
Rainy day by SinteArkras
Hummingfox by Maquenda
Earth by JonHrubesch
Hello beauty by Claire-Lacaes
Vindictus 2 by ddal84
Hollow World Cover by HughEbdy
While yes, NaNo is meant to prove that you can, indeed, get a novel written (and by novel, I mean first draft), many of us writers would love to see a more polished piece. Whether it's for your personal use, showing to family and friends, using your self-publishing option for it, or seeking traditional publishing down the road, editing is important to having a nice, solid piece of work. You may be proud now that you've got 50,000 words written (or close to it), but you'll be even prouder to have a grammatically correct, plot-hole filled in, novel.
But, for many, the editing process seems to be a bi
The term abstract comes from the Latin word abstrahere (to draw away) and refers to the concept of abstraction. In abstract art it means that the artists uses a visual language of form, color and line to create an image which is almost free from any references in the visual world. Related terms are nonfigurative art, nonobjective art and nonrepresentational art.
In abstract photography the actual subject doesn’t matter much – it’s not important what you see but how you see and feel a picture. This is why abstract artists often refuse to reveal the subject of their photographs or even the used technique. They prefer not to distract the viewer from the deeper concept of their artwork. However, a lot of abstract photographers c
Good grief, where did May go? Oh, here it went....
Blogs from CRLiterature
Literature DD Roundup - MayLet's Talk about the Lit Community
Who Cares About the Literature Community?Story Planning Week is coming up!
Writing Exercises and Contests
Dialectical Dessertism: The Contest
Be A Critic Volume 15
FotoFriday: coming at you~
Mondo Grove Monday
Exquisite Corpse Round 2 (signups open until June 7)<a href="http://fav.me/d67e1nz">
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains by ZiaulKareem
RED by xACook
into the light by m-lucia
7897 by seppukuu
two_nine_nine by OskarAlfons
Can I, dad? by DaniRDA
Bicycle Races by sogni-di-margherita
Pillow by IdaBarracuda
A path through the past by xbastex
Lisbon120 by JACAC
Watching the Parade III by patrick-brian
Ever think about joining the communityrelations team? For this Community Week, I chased down most of the CVs and made them answer some questions about what our role is really like, what type of a commitment it requires and what type of a person it takes to fill the spot well. We apologize in advance for being so wordy, but it's a subject we're passionate about! Now sit back and enjoy the dialogue.
Who are you? What do you do outside of DeviantArt, and what kind of art do you make?
Off DeviantArt, I'm just your average girl trying to balance everything I've got on my plate (I seem to thrive on creating work for myself). For a living, I work M-F in my family's construction business answering phones, doing secretarial work, and providing tech support throughout the day. Photography is my hobby/obsession and I mainly concentrate on portrait and fashion photography. Since my job ta
Her by Apostolon-IAM
Alchemist Guy by RobotDelEspacio
egipska noc by bubug
Dancer by ArtofOkan
Vibrant River by Andybaileyart
Beautiful In White 21 by artistamroashry
Declan O'Dwyer by CBedford
Black is the Ace by Altalamatox
Thelxiepeia by Hollllow
sketch(Rocket for a poet) by Sylar113
Pumchan and company by PitiYindee
Sky Valkyrie by naturaljuice Sky Valkyrie by naturaljuice
Nolavon - commission by Pearlpencil Nolavon - commission by Pearlpencil
false gods protector by kir-tat false gods protector by kir-tat
psychoactive by uprising93 psychoactive by uprising93
Sunlight by IACG Sunlight by IACG
Red Dragon by gonzalokenny Red Dragon by gonzalokenny
Helios by yuchenghong
Work With The Best
As a Digital Artist our world of creativity comes with a wide variety of tools at our disposal. Here you will find a list of tutorials that will help you with your Digital Art. Whether it's with backgrounds, details, or just brushes.
Why Should I use Tutorials For My Digital Art?
Digital Art is becoming increasingly popular for artists transitioning from traditional art to another medium. It's a medium that has a wide variety of options available to every artist out there and that's why it's so appealing ( among other long listed reasons )! Tutorials are essential but how do you know which one to choose?
Who's The Artist? This might seem like a silly question but it's important to look at the artist in which the tutorial is created from. Does their tutorials exhibit an array of skill that will be helpful to you? Is it clear and concise? Does examples of their own art display
This is why, inspired by the Pokedesign Challenge by *CrazyRatty on Tumblr, your friendly neighborhood Fan Art CVs decided to host a fun little contest for you!
How it works:
Pick a character from any fandom you like.
Come up with at least 3 different re-designs for them and put them in a single image.
Upload to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery
Madeleine by Vorace-Art
yellow.wings by betteo
Enji Videl by agnidevi
Convulse by Volture
Prism by Flind
Dungeon Delve by DennisDarmody
The Silk of My Old Cocoon by meluseena
Metamorphosis by MrDream
Illusionary by Phatpuppyart-Studios
Ruins by SnowSkadi Ruins by SnowSkadi
:thumb387393174: Repost by Nyanimu
Grabrielle by JdelNido Grabrielle by JdelNido
Multicolored by Junica-Hots Multicolored by Junica-Hots
Android by JdelNido Android by JdelNido
Cat ladies party by MadLittleClown Cat ladies party by MadLittleClown
:thumb373008370: Dignity by zabrinesca
Awaken Destruction - Dragon crystal Guardian by PhanouArt Awaken Destruction... by PhanouArt
Old Witch by YannickBouchard Old Witch by YannickBouchard
Dream Land by Vilenchik Dream Land by Vilenchik
Eyrie. Game of Thrones by Lensar Eyrie. Game of Thrones by Lensar
forest of lashes by gepardsim fo
So let's get started - Step 1
The FAQs are quite easy to understand and follow, but sometimes we need a little extra to understand them.
This is the first step to take. Go to the chat page. On the right, you should see the following buttons:
Chat Now! with the fella what drives you to :#devart:, the official channel of deviantART.
Create a Chatroom and this is what we need!I'd recommend you to install the plugins what is needed for being on the chatz!
You can find a link to the plugin, below the Create Chatroom button on the chat page!
If you click on it, a new page should appear what looks like this:
You can add a name here, what will be the name of your chatroom. But please remember:
In order to prevent any misundersta
Cloaked in Cold by Herck
Silence Sonata by 6kart
Goddess of Love Stage 4 by mictones
DDatTL Promo 003 by TangoCharlieESQ
Windqueen by XiaoBotong
: Bro' , Sis' and Mrs Peanut : by lehuss
The Play by Lady-Werewolf
Storm approaching by mad-jojo
forest spirits by leere42
Emerging unharmed by LordDoomhammer
Charlize Theron in Snow White by AaronGriffinArt
Inside my Heart by Linzu Inside my Heart by Linzu
Water Goddess reg by Toru-meow Water Goddess reg by Toru-meow
HER, HIM, OURSELVES by marcocasalvieri HER, HIM, OURSELVES by marcocasalvieri
things understanding by ellrano things understanding by ellrano
The fourth theme was Cats!
Here comes the amazing deviations
a feel-good-day by lichtmalerin
do-nothing by Anark8
The Face of Evil by tanikel
for each object is unreal enough already.
Enjoy this summary of last month's DDs for Abstract & Surreal Photography:
-Stalker- by Janek-Sedlar
Infrared - Am I Dreaming? by La-Vita-a-Bella
decision by geissa
Virus by Canankk
instagram.0055 by insolitus85
Enjoy the s i l e n c e by GiuliaDepoliART
Intimate by DominikKucera
Let Me Be Your Fantasy by IngoSchobert
Baron by leenik
morn VI by Mar-jus
rebuilding our cities II by Izaaaaa
Trespass by anaPhenix
Worldwide Photoday - Poznan by LesEssences
The promise of... by immugraah
light leaked. by theskyisempty
.light II. by MichalGiedrojc
Over-soul by Dennis-Calvert
Thoughts, obsessive by iizmu
Thank you very much for sharing your fantastic artwork!
Today we present a tireless contest group that keeps pushing our imagination and skills every now and again with their challenging ideas, THE3-ContestEvents. Since many of you might already know the group and these are long time respected deviants, I wanted to take the opportunity to bring them closer to the community and you closer to them by doing the feature in an interview style.
Our three interviewees today are Eve, Lena and Yvonne: :iconevelivesey: :iconcd-stock: :iconybsilon-stock:
1. Let's talk about you as Deviants. Can you tell us a bit about yourselves and how did you come together to create the group?
I have been on DA for 7 years now, started off looking for stock to do photo-manipulations and then decided I would gi
Season 4 is coming! by su-ke
The whaler girls by Zephyri
Reborn by DubMutt
Homecoming by Sprias
Medieval Fabric Dyers by RhysGriffiths
Between wishes and stars by Veelocity
The Capital of Roddon by outstarwalker
bamboo forest spirits by sheer-madness
An Empire Rises by AlectorFencer
The travelers by Sunima
Don't cry my little Joan
> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?
I started with painting and drawing quite early in life; I always had a pencil or brush in my hands. Later on, I began to work with photography and although I had a huge SLR I didn't have enough time to use it because of family and work commitments and so on. This delayed my progress into photography for about a decade. With the advent of digital cameras, taking pictures has become far easier for me. So, recently, with more time and easier-to-use technology I started again with photography, and this time succeeded. I also spend my ti
ripple by katpiSquare flower by PansaSunavee
Break out by pluschRed is red by MissUmlaut
MIKO The Cat by anjushaupside downdog slowly sliding by morgondotter
Everybody knows that abstract art can be art,
and most people know that they may not like it,
even if they understand there's another purpose to it.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only
what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Enjoy this summary of last month's DDs for Abstract & Surreal Photography:
..grey.days.. by life-number-9
Polk Street by Stykkisholmur
empty space by VesnaSvesna
soft spine by bymano
I feel the darkness... by Reunaa
Que empiece el viaje ya by xparalyzed
the tree that was me by nombril7
The mist by taykut
out of body experience by ClaraMaeStudios
dust and echoes by esmahanozkan
Spring by iizmu
Closer by DasGhul
shrouded in mist by eric-taylor
Liquidus - Infernum by AP3RTUR3
Art Student IV by Vive-Le-Rock
Lo-Fi by Stewdog
Cursed by johnsonting
The High Chancellor of T'hara
~Shi~ by zeldacw