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Tutorial: Draw a Rose for National Rose Month! by team, journal
Tutorial: Draw a Rose for National Rose Month!
Celebrate National Rose Month by revisiting @AustinMaples’ tutorial on how to draw a rose. Take part and earn a brand-new Profile badge made by @Doosio! Learn how to draw a rose in under three minutes! Watch the tutorial to discover the simple shapes it takes to draw a rose in bloom. Illustrate your own version and submit it as a deviation with the tag #DATutorialRoseMonth to receive a new blossoming badge designed by @Doosio for your Profile! If you’ve already drawn a rose by following @AustinMaples’ tutorial, now is the perfect time to see how you’ve improved since you last tried—and if you haven’t done it before, you can get two badges at once! To participate, follow these steps: Watch: Follow along as @AustinMaples breaks down the easy steps to draw a rose. Create: Using the tutorial steps, illustrate your own version of a rose, or apply what you’ve learned to a new artwork. Upload: Submit your work as a deviation with the tag #DATutorialRoseMonth to get the Profile badge.
Celebrating Deviousness - June 2023 by team, journal
Celebrating Deviousness - June 2023
The Deviousness Award is given to one deviant each month in recognition of their exemplary contributions to DeviantArt and its community and has been a long-standing tradition since DeviantArt’s early years. @LualaDy is the recipient of June 2023’s Deviousness Award, so please join us in congratulating her! @LualaDy has been a community rockstar for a very long time, and her long-standing work to promote other artists and ensure their work gets seen by a wider audience is near-unmatched. She has posted art features on a daily basis for multiple years—some days posting more than one feature at a time—while also running groups that feature even more artwork. For her continuous dedication to the artists of the DeviantArt community, we are proud to name @LualaDy the recipient of the Deviousness Award for June 2023. Hi! Hello, it's me. I do stuff. Sometimes. Sometimes I don't. I draw, paint, crochet, knit, write, and take photos. And I do maths! I'm pretty good at maths. Oh, and I sew
LGBTQ+ Pride Month: All Out With Pride by team, journal
LGBTQ+ Pride Month: All Out With Pride
Color line art by @Thiefoworld and submit it with the tag #AllOutWithPride to go all out with pride and get a Profile badge! June is recognized internationally as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, an observation of the accomplishments of and advocacy for LGBTQ+ people. This year, DeviantArt is following Los Angeles Pride’s theme, “All Out With Pride,” which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community’s diversity, resilience, and joy. Go All Out With Pride! Show your pride and share your support for the LGBTQ+ community by coloring in line art created by @Thiefoworld to commemorate the month! Submit your colored line art with the tag #AllOutWithPride by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on June 30th to receive a Profile badge for the festivities! Download the PNG version Want some inspiration before you start? Learn about the progress pride flag and what its colors represent, then see how these artists have shared their pride! Looking for more ways to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month? Add
Creating the covers of Battle Dragons by team, journal
Creating the covers of Battle Dragons
Digital artist @ERA7 has found industry success over the years creating the cover images for a traditionally published book series, as well as 3D animation and more. Learn what inspires her, how she became a professional artist, and discover what tips, tricks, and advice she has for artists! An Interview with @ERA7 How would you describe your art style to someone who has never seen your art before? I would describe it as a mixture of digital oil painting with 3D technologies, photobashing, matte painting, and overpainting. I work in different styles from cartoonish-comic to realism. When did you first start making art, and what inspired you to do it? According to my parents, I created my first drawing when I was 3 and have continued nonstop. My main inspiration has always been to show people things that don't exist: fantastic worlds, technology, and characters. I was greatly impressed by cinema, especially Disney films from the '90s. I realized I wanted to create something similar
Save what you love with Private Collections! by team, journal
Save what you love with Private Collections!
Use Private Collections to create personal collections of art just for you. A highly requested community feature over the years, Private Collections lets you collect art you like without showing it to the world. Whether you’re collecting pieces for an art feature and want to keep it secret until it’s ready, appreciating fan art from a show you consider a guilty pleasure, or want to save mature content without displaying it on your Profile, Private Collections will help you save the art you love. How Private Collections Work Privately collect artwork by clicking on the new Private Collections icon on the deviation page. Private Collections work very similarly to regular Collections—you can create multiple, give them distinct names, and sort and organize them as you see fit. When you add artwork to a Private Collection, the artist will be notified that you added their work to a Private Collection; however, they will not be told the name of your Private Collection. Your Private
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 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 Pop-Up Art Gallery Let's Party: Celebrate DeviantArt's 22nd Birthday! Celebrate Juneteenth 2022! LGBTQ+ Pride Month: The Arc Is Long May The 4th Be With You: Celebrate Star Wars Day AAPI Heritage Month: Celebrating History and
Artist Interviews by team, journal
Get to know talented artists from the community and their work by reading featured interview journals! 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: VulpsieArt Weekly Artist Interview: TobiasRoetsch Weekly Artist Interview: Meisan Focus Interview: mikiko-art Weekly
Site Updates by team, journal
So much is always changing at DeviantArt. This is a comprehensive list of product updates, site changes, and news related specifically to the DeviantArt website and its features. May 31, 2023 - Search in favourites is back! May 23, 2023 - Requested improvements to Adoptables offers April 26, 2023 - Save what you love with Private Collections! April 20, 2023 - More Filters for Content You Browse March 29, 2023 - Adoptables BETA: Buy and sell unique creations! March 22, 2023 - An Update About Ads February 15, 2023 - Add banners to promote your Premium Galleries! February 9, 2023 - Boost a deviation with the Hype badge! December 21, 2022 - DeviantArt Linked Roles on Discord December 20, 2022 - The Llama Farm results are in! December 13, 2022 - Let llamas run wild with a new Profile Section!, December 17, 2022 - Deck the Halls with Customization December 1, 2022 - The Great Snowball Fest is on! November 14, 2022 - Buy and Sell Profile Skins in the DeviantArt Shop November 11, 2022
Resources by team, journal
Open up a box of inspiration and snag some free digital art tools! These resources are perfect for whatever artistic endeavor you may find yourself taking on. TUTORIALS Don't be afraid to try something new! Simple, step-by-step tutorials from incredible deviants. This month's tutorial: WEEKLY COMMUNITY ART TIP Every week we highlight a piece of educational content from the community! CREATIVE CRATES Free download packs from some of your favorite artists, paired with insights and a spectacular piece of art. See them all here. See all resources. Looking for information on updates or support?
Search in favourites is back! by team, journal
Search in favourites is back!
Search through your most-loved deviations with ease! Search in favourites is back by popular demand! Click on the magnifying glass at the top right of your favourites page (or someone else’s) to search for specific artwork you love. DeviantArt’s search systems were upgraded in 2022, at which point the difficult decision was made to phase out search in favourites, which was dependent on a legacy search system that was prohibitively costly to maintain considering its usage rate. Although search in favourites was used by just 0.5% of the active community, it was well-liked and used often by the most active deviants. Seeing the passionate response from the community in the wake of its removal, the DeviantArt team worked to upgrade the system that powers search in favourites to improve its efficiency and make it less costly to maintain, and now it’s ready for you to use. Happy searching! Search Your Favourites
Deux paires d'yeux (Two pairs of eyes) by RemiSilvergold, literature
Deux paires d'yeux (Two pairs of eyes)
Deux paires d'yeux Dans ces cieux si noirs, quand je fus dans mon lit, Je pus apercevoir, Ténèbres Infinis, Quatre beaux points d'ivoire et je fus démuni. Dans ce très grand manoir, mon corps entier pâlit. Quatre points isolés, quatre points terrifiants ! Montagne désolée dont ils sont les amants ! Ils sont paralysés dans ces arbres géants, Structures édifiées dont je suis le dément ! Ces sombres quatre points pourtant si lumineux Me fixèrent de loin tel deux paires d'yeux Comme si, avec soin, m'observaient deux Dieux : L'un par tendre bes
Run by Drakard-14, literature
I run. I was born in the dawn, Pale child of the sun, Like my father before me Holding ash in my lungs, Like my mother, my sister, And their pyroclast veins, Until I tasted the ocean And the salt sang my name. So I ran. I ran to the north, To the emerald fields, To the bogs and the heather Of a land wounded deep, Where the streams are elegies, Where the mountains lament Their sons and their daughters Lives heedlessly spent. I heard songs on the marshes, So sweet that I drowned Under rains that fell endless And soaked through the ground. But the words were not mine, And I could not speak Their odes to the heartless Their requiem of peat. So I ran. To the north, to the north, To the cold, to the dark, Where longitude ends, Where maps have no mark. A roar in the oceans, A whisper in the woods. There is something here Just barely understood. In the clawing peaks, Across ravenous ice, In the furious rivers, In the cinderglow night, There is something waiting At the edges of sight And