Become a Beta Tester on DeviantArt! by team, journal
Become a Beta Tester on DeviantArt!
Join the beta testing program to help test and improve future DeviantArt features! Beta testing is a cornerstone of DeviantArt’s history, and beta testers benefit the community by providing feedback and usage data. Through bug reports and insight shared during the testing stages, beta testers can help shape and improve site features. Any deviant can become a beta tester by adding this journal to their favourites. :+fav: If you decide later that you want to opt-out, you can do so by removing this journal from your favorites. :sherlock: How It Works Beta testers are among the first to see new features introduced to DeviantArt. This early access is provided so deviants can test new features and provide feedback for the DeviantArt team through comments, bug reports, and user engagement metrics before it's released sitewide. When there’s an open beta test, testers will receive a notification providing details about the feature being tested, the specific things they are being asked to
Daily Challenges: Inspiration Served Fresh! by team, journal
Daily Challenges: Inspiration Served Fresh!
Kickstart your inspiration with Daily Challenges Discover new Daily Challenges each day to see a creative prompt to fuel your artistic ideas. Other deviants will see your creative take on the prompt when you share it with the daily tag. What will today's tag look like in your own personal style? Daily Challenges can jumpstart your inspiration! Whether you're experiencing art block or are trying to increase your creative output. Remember, it’s not about making a masterpiece every day, it’s about keeping that creative spark active and strengthening every day! Your Daily Challenge art can be as straightforward as a notebook sketch, a haiku, or a photo taken with your phone. See Today’s Prompt You can always access today's Daily Challenge by clicking the hamburger menu on the top left of any page. Do you have a prompt or tag you’d like to see featured as a Daily Challenge? Share it in the comments!
Award a Nice Shot badge to your favorite photos! by team, journal
Award a Nice Shot badge to your favorite photos!
Celebrate excellent photography with the Nice Shot badge! Show your appreciation for excellent photography posted to DeviantArt by giving it a limited-time Nice Shot badge! This camera badge is the perfect award for a skilled work from a photographer and can be given to a deviation in a flash. The Nice Shot badge will be available until September 30th at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. It costs 10 fragments to give the badge, and the recipient will receive 2 fragments along with their badge! If you give at least 10 Nice Shot badges to other deviations, you’ll also receive a Picture Perfect badge for your Profile! Find picture-perfect favorites and start granting badges! Browse Photography Have you given a Nice Shot badge to a photo you think is great? Do you have a photo in your Gallery that you think deserves the badge? Share them in the comments on this journal!
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:
September Community Art Challenges by team, journal
September Community Art Challenges
Want to improve your creative skills and connect with other deviants? Artists on DeviantArt have you covered! Here’s an assortment of challenges, contests, and events being run by community members in September. Take part in a creative challenge that suits your style and improves your skills! @CRAdoptables’ Adopt Contest 📅 Running until September 24 In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, create an adoptable design inspired by pirates. Three winners will receive fragments. @Alka-Di-Kijarr’s Smaugtember 📅 Running until September 28 Create a tarot card-themed artwork featuring a draconic creature design. Five of the participants will receive a surprise gift. @Charity-Guild's Pokémon/Digimon Rainforest Collab 📅 Running until September 30 Contribute to the Nature Conservancy of Canada by creating artwork of a Pokémon or Digimon in a jungle or rainforest. @Zebracorn-chan’s Cuteptember 📅 Daily challenges until September 30 Create a cute-themed artwork each day based
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.
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2023 by team, journal
Celebrating Deviousness - September 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. @barefootliam is the recipient of September 2023’s Deviousness Award, so please join us in congratulating them! Over the years, @barefootliam has quietly but firmly been a cornerstone of the community at large. While they’ve been a long-time advocate for the literature community, their interests have always spread further—to photography, calligraphy, and other art forms as well—and as they’ve shared those interests, they’ve also brought countless deviants together with their kindness and sincerity. For their many contributions to the community, we’re pleased to name @barefootliam the recipient of the Deviousness Award for September 2023! Hello! I’m @barefootliam (i don’t often wear shoes), and i’ve been on DeviantArt for more than 19 years. I work in the computer industry
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!):
Seller tips: What buyers are looking for this fall by team, journal
Seller tips: What buyers are looking for this fall
Art appreciators are always looking for seasonal work to buy, either to keep for themselves or give as gifts to others. Based on seasonal searches and site trends, here are some ideas to create and sell items buyers are likely to want this fall. Premium Downloads Premium Downloads are a great way to offer artwork for sale themed around fall and Halloween. Because multiple people can buy them, it’s easy to sell items like spooky party invitations, holiday cards, seasonal digital wallpapers, brush packs, and more. Some common concepts buyers look for during fall include werewolves, vampires, monster girls, witches, and zombies. Submit a Premium Download Commissions If you want to offer more custom seasonal creations for buyers, try offering themed commissions! Custom Halloween character designs and portraits of people as witches, werewolves, vampires, or other supernatural creatures are popular options. For artists taking part in Inktober, you can also offer one-day drawing
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
Me or You by LivelyDreamer13, literature
Me or You
Maybe things have changed We may have been estranged But was it me or you, Or is it something new? Maybe we changed the pace And put on a fresh face But was it me or you, Or did it fall in rue? My heart sings a new tune Uncertain and all strewn But was it me or you, Or is it a strange hue? I stare back with insight Seeing it in new light But was it me or you, Or did it become blue? We may burn differently No longer intently But was it me or you, Or is there a new true? Maybe I’ll find a sign And mend our cosmic twine But was it me or you, Or do we start anew?
Welcomed by darkness by Backjack-Kitsune, literature
Welcomed by darkness
There is nothing more beautiful than the abyss that welcomes you with open arms, it's charms beckoning the many bewitched souls to sit with her amongst the stars and galaxies that spindle together like a tapestry of perfect symmetry. I understand what welcomes and drives those to go deeper into the gullet of a pet that consumes everything, yet is not bound by its gluttony and Beelzebolic need to imprint the sin of lucifer's brethren upon them. For the abyss is simply a Void that no one can avoid, yes the lovely darkness that desires hearts to run into it's mouth with out concern of the consequences mention, so wont you jon me in this honey trap with no latch or escape hatch? won't you come and play with a dragoness who is willing to admit that not even she could keep her darkness at bey