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Wild Soul by Lorian-AinDal, literature
The dark forest closes over me, chill air filling my senses with a scent of pines and glamourous mystery. I know how mystery feels. It's the scent of darkness, enchanted and tempting, for all who embrace the night. For all who are not afraid to tread the unatended paths. I dwell deeper into woody nightshade, my eyes gleaming in the shadows. My memories swirl, ravenous and mourning. You told me that woods were you sacred home. That your soul yearned for nature, it called you, with a silent but urgent voice. For me, every tree has your name engraved on the bark, every bough whispers your name. You were a wild creature, a spark of fire in the darkness. A wolf soul, who in his mind doesn't know boundaries set by this unforgiving world. I see you in these woods, free, untamed, a soul that never was chained by painful reality. A spirit who was tempted by mystery and allure of the night. A heart which was beating for the wilds, which resonated with mine on mystical level - a winter fae
how many ropes? by Emmaessence, literature
how many ropes?
How many strings must you cut, how many ropes? Until you come to understand they are umbilical connects to the source puppet mother! Marionette-Mary-Antoinette birth chamber chains no guillotine can break we can glean this fact eternal slaves no pardon, no escape Parasites and tapeworms wriggling and playing like broken records follicles that just won’t stop growing when shredded it’s a sad fact not everybody gets out serfs up guys are we’re a society that’s caught a disease the strings of slavery the colonial ties twisting inside the colon left over heads of state with a habit of continuing on not quite friendly methods To say other would be outright lies…
Best Dressed at the Adoptables Monster Mash! by team, journal
Best Dressed at the Adoptables Monster Mash!
A host of fearful fashionistas descended onto a ghoulish gala: the Adoptables Monster Mash! The following adoptables were heart-pounding showstoppers, cute creepers, and frights wearing fashion that delights, and for their scarily stylish looks, each of their creators received 1,000 fragments! The Best-Dressed List Browse More Monster Mash Fashion If your adoptable attended the Monster Mash and you haven’t listed it for sale as an Exclusive, you still can! You can also buy attendees or other adoptables to showcase your spooky style! Did you miss the Adoptables Monster Mash? More opportunities to show off your style are coming in the future, so watch @team and join @Community to be style-savvy for future chances to score badges!
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.
Artist Interviews by team, journal
Get to know talented artists from the community and their work by reading featured interview journals! Fan Art Unleased: October 2023 Art Feature: A Guided Tour of Dark Academia Adoptable Creator Showcase: October 2023 Fan Art Unleashed: September 2023 Feature: Shading, Color Theory, and More Adoptable Creator Showcase: September 2023 Art Feature: Vaporwave - A Visual Journey Fan Art Unleashed: August 2023 Fan Art Unleased: July 2023 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:
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
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. November 8, 2023 - DreamUp higher-quality AI art with more prompts! November 7, 2023 - Find more art you love with over 1,000 new topics! October 11, 2023 - Exclusives: Buy, sell, and resell unique art! September 27, 2023 - A New Look for New Groups September 26, 2023 - Sharing art you love just got easier September 26, 2023 - Drawtober 2023: Draw every day in October! September 20, 2023 - Promote a Gallery on your deviations! September 19, 2023 - Become a Beta Tester on DeviantArt September 5, 2023 - Daily Challenges: Inspiration Served Fresh September 5, 2023 - Award a Nice Shot Badge to your favorite photos! August 7, 2023 - Celebrate DeviantArt's 23rd Birthday! June 20, 2023 - Show off your adoptables with new features! June 12, 2023 - New Label requirement for AI Artwork May 31, 2023 -
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 Trick and Treat with the Trick or Treat Badge 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:
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
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?
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
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!):