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Fight in a Hospital by xlntwtch, literature
Fight in a Hospital
They said she was too old to have a baby. Doctors said she'd die if she had a second one. Lettie thought different about that. Lettie thought different about a lot of things other folks said. Doctors said she'd die when she had her girl Jaycee ten years ago too, but Lettie was still very much alive. Well, she almost died, but 'almost' didn't count with Lettie. She did as she pleased and she had since a young age. That didn't do a world of wonder for her health,
Promote Commissions on Deviations and Profile by team, journal
Promote Commissions on Deviations and Profile
For deviants offering commissions on DeviantArt, you can now add special commission banners to your deviations and Profile! Get more exposure on your commission offerings and increase your chances to reach potential buyers. Banner Locations Similar to banners for Subscriptions, you can use this feature to promote commissions in four distinct places, with or without Core Membership. On your deviations, two banners can be added, one beneath your artwork and one in the sidebar. On your Profile, a banner can be included above your cover art. When deviants hover over your username or avatar, a banner can be added in the preview that displays there. How to Add Commission Banners Commission banners can easily be enabled and disabled from the Account Settings page. If you have banners enabled for Subscriptions, you’ll need to disable them by selecting “Your Commissions” in order for the commission banners to show. You can swap between the two sets of banners at any time. In order to
Weekly Artist Interview: mercuryferns by team, journal
Weekly Artist Interview: mercuryferns
Follow @team for more content from artists you love! Our weekly interviews aim to feature all kinds of artists on all points of their journey, and today we're featuring new Deviant @mercuryferns whose gorgeous paintings caught our eye and we just had to learn more about them! And don't forget, we will also be featuring their answers on our official Facebook page. How long have you been making digital art? What inspired you to start? I technically did my first piece of digital art on the notes app when I was about twelve or thirteen. In fact, I still have it. There were- and still are- a few minor limitations to my ability to create digital art. I think it's the fact that I cannot use a stylus or apple pencil, but in recent years I’ve become so used to finger painting that I struggle to view digital art in any other (and more elegant) way. My main inspiration came from artists like DeviantArt’s own @DestinyBlue, whose work I would study relentlessly. Other people like the now
Contests and Challenges by team, journal
Contests and Challenges
Get your creative juices flowing. Join these contests and challenges hosted by DeviantArt for your chance at great prizes or for fun. COMMUNITY CHALLENGES: @sylessae of the DeviantArt Collective is currently running a Draw This In Your Style (DTIYS) for fabulous prizes, see the challenge and rules here: See past contests and challenges.
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?
Community Highlights by team, journal
Find out what's happening within the DeviantArt Community. From artist interviews to community events, this is where you can find it all! DEVIANTART COLLECTIVE: See what DeviantArt's sponsored artists have been up to. Tune into the streaming DeviantArt Collective for a unique live experience! ARTIST INTERVIEWS: Learn more about our artists in weekly chats! DAILY DEVIATIONS: Every day we highlight exceptional artwork. See today's winners here, or recommend someone for recognition. COMMUNITY RECOGNITION: Those going above and beyond can be granted two prestigious awards; Seniority and Deviousness. See all Artist Interviews or all Community Highlights.
Buy and Sell Profile Skins in the DeviantArt Shop by team, journal
Buy and Sell Profile Skins in the DeviantArt Shop
You can now sell and buy custom Profile Skins in the DeviantArt Shop! Profiles have recently received a personalization overhaul, including the ability to upload unique Profile Skins. Deviants were quick to come up with creative designs for themselves and other deviants, so a new tool has been added to fuel that creativity further. Now, you can upload your Profile Skin designs and sell them in the DeviantArt Shop, the perfect spot for buyers to find customization and digital download needs! Selling Profile Skins It’s easy to sell custom Profile Skins! Step 1: Submit Create your Profile Skin image, then submit it as a Premium Download. (To do so, click Advanced Options on the right side of the submit page, then select “Sell Premium Downloads.”) Add the tag “ProfileSkins” when submitting and your deviation will appear in the Premium Downloads section of the DeviantArt Shop, making it easy for people to find and buy your creations. If you already created and submitted a custom Profile
Create AI-Generated Art Fairly with DreamUp by team, journal
Create AI-Generated Art Fairly with DreamUp
Introducing DreamUp™, an image-generation tool powered by your prompts that allows you to visualize most anything you can DreamUp! DeviantArt DreamUp lets you create AI-art knowing that creators and their work are treated fairly. UPDATE: We heard the community feedback, and now all deviations are automatically labeled as NOT authorized for use in AI datasets. IMPORTANT: DeviantArt did not, does not, and will not use deviations submitted to DeviantArt to add to third-party AI models or training sets, or on DreamUp itself. DeviantArt did not consent to third-party technology usage of images on our site, which were used to train AI models. In an effort to combat future unauthorized usage, we have enacted “noai” — an industry-first directive alerting AI models of deviants' desires to opt out. DeviantArt is the only platform giving creators the ability to tell third-party AI datasets and models whether or not their content can be used for training. This is a protection for creators to
Tutorial: Draw a Fantasy Weapon with Tofusenshi by team, journal
Tutorial: Draw a Fantasy Weapon with Tofusenshi
Learn How in Under 2 Minutes! Become a master blacksmith and craft a fantasy weapon with this tutorial from digital artist @Tofusenshi! Follow along with the video tutorial to discover the simple steps needed to create a powerful, mystical blade. Forge your own weapon and submit it as a deviation to get a killer new badge for your Profile! Your weapon can be created by following these easy steps: Watch: Check out how @Tofusenshi breaks down the easy steps to draw a weapon. Create: Follow the tutorial steps to illustrate your own version, or bring what you learned to a completely new deviation. Upload: Submit your work as a deviation with the tag #DATutorialWeapon to get the Profile badge. Share: Leave a comment on this journal with your brand-new equipment! Not sure how to add a tag? Click on the button below to have it automatically added. While the steps of each tutorial are designed to be easy to follow, you are always welcome to take liberties, add your own flair, and
Updates by team, journal
So much is always changing at DeviantArt. Here, you can find out exactly what our team has been working on. Discover where to leave feedback. UPDATES If product notes and announcements are your thing, you're going to be really excited about what comes next. Most recent update: DEVIANTART PROTECT You said art theft was your greatest concern; we listened. See all the good we're doing with DeviantArt Protect. DEVIANTART HOW-TO Learn more about what you can do on DeviantArt with these excellent vids. Most recent how-to: See all updates. Give feedback or get support!
Original Content by team, journal
We've made some great videos and other interesting content over the years. Here's where we've gathered them all. DEVIANTART'S BIRTHDAY Yeah, we got older. But so did you. PODCAST Drop in on conversations with inspirational (and incredibly charismatic) deviants. Prefer an ambient background experience? Get the audio version instead. Most recent episode: EXPLORE Take a deeper dive with our former Artists-in-Residence. @arvalis @TsaoShin See all of the unique content from DeviantArt here.
The Fate that No One Wanted (Poem) by JCSolis-Lit, literature
The Fate that No One Wanted (Poem)
The Fate that No One Wanted By J.C. Solis I hope my sacrifice is not in vain As I come to bear this terrible pain I hope that their lives are happy and grand As I take my own life by my own hands And as I am close to this fated death While others can still take their fated breath I recount my life with sordidness tart For without me, Everything comes apart I was abused and looked at like a tool And over my life, it’s others who’d rule As I was told how to act and behave That I was always destined for the Grave But though others cry to now see Me go I tell them this so that they’ll always know “I give my own life, that you may live on. I’m sorry I can’t join you at the Dawn.” So hear these last words, which I hope ring true With no sacrifice, the whole world would rue For I was told that my Life had no worth And that this would occur ever since Birth But I hope, still, that I left my own mark As I save the world from a fate so stark And with this, My life now