summer storm by raido-ehwaz, literature
between tall houses i see the light come and go before i reach it. like a flash it exposes the street, empty in the intermittent rain. above, the clouds keep moving, rush like unending shutters: light, dark, light, dark. i feel like i'm inside a colossal camera - the aperture the size of a gap between buildings. there - a short exposure before the rain begins again. i walk home, the image of a washed, unpeopled city burned into my eyes. i hear the wind surge into the trees like the sea plays with pebbles - giddy but sincere. birds dance in the air like nobody's watching. the picture develops with a lingering notion of something imperceptible.
Share your community projects! by team, journal
Share your community projects!
Do you have a community project or journal series you've been working on or considered starting? If so, now's your chance to have it featured on the @team Profile! Share your project in the comments below, and include information about what your project is—be it artist features, highlighting recent favourites, running a themed art campaign, or celebrating a cultural event. Feel free to share as much about your project as you'd like. The more details, the better! Your project’s name: A summary of your project: Link to your project (current or previous): Where you post your project (deviations, journals, etc.): Duration of your project: Project goals (no goal is too lofty!):
A New Look for New Groups by team, journal
A New Look for New Groups
Newly created groups have a new design to match DeviantArt’s current layout! NOTE: This is just the first preview of the new Groups design. You will run into a few bugs, but it was too exciting to keep it unlaunched any longer. Your patience is much appreciated, as is your feedback! Starting today, when you create a new group, it will have a layout that matches DeviantArt’s current design for Profiles and the rest of the site! Groups are a place for deviants to connect over shared interests, hobbies, and creations. Try out the new Groups design and create a shared space for what you’re passionate about! Please note that existing groups won’t be migrated to the new design until early next year, and more details about that will be shared closer to when the change will take place. An Overview of What’s New The new design for Groups is adaptable—you can view your group in dark, light, or green theme, and the group’s appearance will change to match your theme of choice. In addition
Featured DeviantArt Events by team, journal
Featured DeviantArt Events
The DeviantArt community comes together for special occasions! Here is a list of previous community and cultural events. 2023 Drawtober 2023: Draw every day in October Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrate Art and History Award a Nice Shot badge to your favorite photo! Celebrate DeviantArt's 23rd Birthday Evolution of the DeviantArt Logo Celebrate Juneteenth! LGBTQ+ Pride Month: All Out With Pride Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month 2023 Give deviations a Totally Normal badge! Celebrating International Women's Day 2023 Trade Gold Coins for good luck for St. Patrick's! Show your devotion for Valentines Day! Celebrating Black History Month 2023 2022 Happy Holidays from DeviantArt! Get festive with holiday-themed community events! Get cozy with limited-edition winter Profile Skins The Great Snowball Fest is on! Inktober 2022 Wrap-Up! World Mental Health Day 2022 Inktober 2022: Draw every day in October Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrate History and Art Protecting Art IRL: Protect
Support by team, journal
Check out the links below to get help from the DeviantArt Team or request new features! Got some feedback? We've got links for that, too! (There are no comments on this journal because it's not a monitored space get help or give feedback. Instead, let us know on one of the following links!) CONTACT SUPPORTThe Help Desk is here for you! Get help from our mods and admin staff. GIVE FEEDBACK OR REQUEST NEW FEATURESY'all have some great ideas. Let us know what you think so we can continue to evolve DeviantArt. Leaving your feedback through this link gets it seen. See the features currently being voted on! CORENeed more information on Core? Wa
Feature: Shading, Color Theory, and More by team, journal
Feature: Shading, Color Theory, and More
This curated feature is brought to you by @BeckyKidus, who posts monthly features like this one to their Profile. It’s September, and people who watch me know I’m in the middle of a series showcasing tutorials and undiscovered artwork. The first part of this feature includes tutorials related to shading and color theory, and the second part is a selection of artwork I’ve discovered recently with fewer than 50 favourites. If you’d like to see more features like this, previous features I’ve put together are linked at the bottom of this journal. I hope you're able to make use of these great tutorials and enjoy beautiful art you may not have seen! Tutorials: Shading and Color Theory Shading and color theory are important in all kinds of artwork and are considered fundamentals for a reason—and, like most fundamentals, they can be quite tricky. However, there are a lot of tutorials, tips, and tricks which can make things a bit easier. Shading We'll start with shading. @ARVEN92 has two
Honing Your Skills by team, journal
Honing Your Skills
Looking to broaden your horizons as an artist? Want to start selling your art on DeviantArt? Here's a list of tools, tips, tutorials, site features, and more that can help you on your way! BEGINNER TUTORIALS ADVANCED TUTORIALS MONETIZATION Be the Shop Hero! Tips and Tricks for Holiday Art Sales Buy and Sell Profile Skins in the DeviantArt Shop Promote Commissions on Deviations and Profile Carve out a customized Profile Skin New Buyers for your Old Commissions An Artist's Guide to DeviantArt Subscriptions What to Offer Your DeviantArt Subscribers How to Give Your Subscribers the Best Value How to Gain Subscribers Promote Subscriptions on Deviations and Profile Best Practices for Successful Subscriptions Expand Your Reach with Commissions Boost Your Art: A Guide for Tags New on Stats: Benchmark Yourself Stats and Insights for Your Art, Profile, Audience
Creative Challenges by team, journal
Artists in the community are always ready to show off their artistic skills. This is a list of past contests and challenges.
Adoptable Creator Showcase - September 2023 by team, journal
Adoptable Creator Showcase - September 2023
This monthly series highlights artists from the Adoptables community. Learn more about these artists, the art they make, and what inspires them to create. You’ll love this handpicked collection of adoptables, so consider buying some of their work! @MagicalEGirl “Hello, I’m MagicalEGirl, and I design adoptable outfits. My love for design started at a young age, and discovering DeviantArt later on gave me a platform to showcase my art. I started posting my original characters and designs, and as many people gave support and showed interest in them, I decided to become MagicalEGirl and dedicate this account to adoptables! “My purpose is to design outfits that inspire people and make their imagination flow—outfits that tell a story just by looking at them!” See more in @MagicalEGirl's Shop @Amepan “The DA community has helped me over the years to grow as a self-taught artist and to be free and confident with the variety of my art style. Even as a shy person, it has allowed me to
Artist Interviews by team, journal
Get to know talented artists from the community and their work by reading featured interview journals! Art Feature: Inspire and Empower Resilience with AlexanderPaupoff Bringing new worlds and characters to life with Grimlai Feature: Drawing Humans and Undiscovered Art with BeckyKidus Creating the covers of Battle Dragons with Era7 Creating custom art for the voice of Goku Weekly Artist Interview: Nuhanotion Weekly Artist Interview: mercuryferns Weekly Artist Interview: vonnesaur Weekly Artist Interview: RHADS Weekly Artist Interview: Laovaan Weekly Artist Interview: Kyutsiii Weekly Artist Interview: burningmonk Weekly Artist Interview: Ubermonster Adoptables Interview with CherrysDesigns Meet the DeviantArt Collective: CalvinSimsArt Weekly Artist Interview: AdorkaStock Weekly Artist Interview: Ry-Spirit Weekly Artist Interview: BisBiswas Weekly Artist Interview: Galder Weekly Artist Interview: da-phil Presenting Adoptables: Interview with Astralseed Meet the DeviantArt Collective:
Promote a Gallery on your deviations! by team, journal
Promote a Gallery on your deviations!
Add a Gallery Section to your deviations to promote your art! Install the Gallery Section on any of your deviation pages by clicking the “Add Gallery” option to start customizing. You can select your Featured Gallery, Latest Deviations, Adopted Deviations, Buy My Adoptables, or any Gallery or Collection you’ve created. Promote the other pages of your comic, lead viewers to the rest of a photo set or series, or showcase other deviations you have for sale. How you use it is up to you! Gallery Sections are a Core feature. All deviants can preview how it will look, but the preview will only be visible to you. If your Core Membership lapses, your Gallery Section settings will be saved so you don’t have to redo anything when you reactivate Core later. Try it now: View My Gallery or Upgrade to Core
Freedom Behind the Wall by Loftydreams101, literature
Freedom Behind the Wall
There is freedom In never needing to hurry As time swiftly drains Through clamoring hands - There’s a clear window pane Within that slothful dream, A view of snow-capped hills Above fire swept plains Ruled by thirst - There is beauty Sold only On our side of the rock To the few fine royals Who have looted its soul - There are only wasted days Beyond the walls of their city And the swathe of revolt Softly seething in the dark