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Celebrating Deviousness - December 2022 by team, journal
Celebrating Deviousness - December 2022
In recognition of exemplary membership and an outstanding spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community, December 2022's Deviousness award recipient is: @ChrissaBug @ChrissaBug is a talented artist, whose brilliant colours and whimsical style immediately brighten any day or mood. A testament to hard work and perseverance, she has turned challenges into opportunities and established herself as an artist to watch. Her positivity is infectious and her community spirit is unparalleled. As a member of our DeviantArt Collective, she has provided valuable resources and hosted challenges to help artists improve and build upon their craft. @chrissabug is the embodiment of what it means to be “devious” and it is our joy to award her with Deviousness for December 2022. I'm Chrissa, known as @ChrissaBug online. I'm a Game Artist and Animator by day and Illustrator and Streamer by night. I currently live in Sweden but grew up in a small town in the western United States.
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.
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!
Tutorial Recap: Did you collect them all?! by team, journal
Tutorial Recap: Did you collect them all?!
It’s been a creative year for DeviantArt Tutorials, with a variety of skilled artists providing tips and techniques to help perfect your art! Did you miss getting any tutorial badges along the way? Take part in this three-week recap of DeviantArt’s tutorials to catch up on ones you might have missed! Even if you’ve already done all of them, you can redo one of your favorites to see how your skills have leveled up! Week 1: Technical Skills This week’s tutorials are focused on building your technical skill! Whether it’s perfecting anatomy or improving your lighting, these tutorials will help you level up your techniques! Eye | Hand | Landscape | Jack-O-Lantern | Rose | Fire | Weapon Check in next week for a new theme and series of Tutorial favorites! Most Popular Tutorials Proving that it wants to be the very best, like no one ever was, the Pikachu tutorial has been the most-loved tutorial so far! Here are the top five most-popular tutorials: How to Draw Pikachu How to
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 Great Snowball Fest is on! by team, journal
The Great Snowball Fest is on!
Get ready for a flurry of fun never before seen on DeviantArt! Use the seasonal Snowball badge to throw snowballs at deviants and art you like, and rack up points to conquer the snowball leaderboard! How to Play Deviants can throw snowballs by giving seasonal Snowball badges to deviations and comments. It costs 3 fragments, and the recipient of your snowball will receive 2 fragments, so they can gather snow to make their own! Act fast, though, because the snow will melt away after December 21st! Snowball Badge Mania! The snow may be seasonal, but if you throw 25 snowballs, you’ll get perennial snow in the form of a Shimmering Snowball badge for your Profile! The Snowball Leaderboard Do you have what it takes to rise above the other snowball throwers? Check back daily to see if you rank in the top 25! (Last updated: December 8, 2:18PM Pacific) 168,797 TOTAL SNOWBALLS THROWN Top Snowball Throwers @ThomasGreiner-Mai — 2126 snowballs thrown @BeckyKidus — 1777 @craftsbyblue —
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.
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
Weekly Artist Interview: Nuhanotion by team, journal
Weekly Artist Interview: Nuhanotion
Follow @team for more content from artists you love! This week's interview answers the question: what if an architect was also a digital artist? @Nuhanotion's stunning work gives us a view into the inner world of that overlap. And don't forget, we will also be featuring her answers on our official Facebook page. How long have you been making digital art? What inspired you to start? I started to dabble in digital art during Pandemic 2020 when people around were dying and grieving for dear ones. I was covid-positive and isolated, alone in my space with my PC. Creating art took my mind off what has been happening. I took up digital art as a new form of expression as I ran out of materials for traditional work that I was into practicing before. But due to the unexpected gains, I found this digital way more convenient and decided to continue. What programs do you use to create your art? I use Photoshop and a Wacom Intuos to draw. I have also created art on Procreate and Paint
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?