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Planting by Ag-Cat, literature
A tree falls down in the forest. Its death is not a surprise, and one day its friends would follow it, losing their struggles to the Choking and the Hollow, but for now, they hold on; and for now, they watch as sunlight shone through the gap in the canopy, setting the stage for the dead one’s funeral. A tree funeral is a long affair, conducted by fungi and attended by woodlice, beetles and many other creatures. Tiny creatures that seem to rise, fall then disappear in an instant when the trees aren’t paying attention. Then again, most creatures are too short-lived and fast to the trees. The springtails and earthworms arrive last, feasting on what left of the tree’s corpse before it becomes one with the soil. The soil that would now makes a perfect nursery. There is a moment of stillness, as if the trees are holding their breath. Then there, emerging from the soil, the green shoots of the young ones. So young that time still feel fast to them. The trees knew that most of them won’t
Profile Showcase: Up Close and Personalized by team, journal
Profile Showcase: Up Close and Personalized
New customization options recently landed on Profiles across DeviantArt in the form of all-new Profile Skins and templated Custom Sections available in more areas than ever before. Once those personalization gears started spinning in our community, inspiration struck, and there was no limit to the ways deviants discovered to enhance their space with their artistic essence. We challenged the community to get creative with Custom Sections and Profile Skins. Winners were chosen based on: Creativity and originality Quality of composition and design Overall artistic impression Creative Customizations It's easy to see why these five talented winners will be awarded 500 fragments each, to be used to pay the creativity forward. The fragments they've won can be spent awarding badges to exceptional deviations and comments to others – maybe you! Honorable Mentions The creativity keeps flowing. Check out some more of the most original and inventive Profiles that have been created
What is Web3? by team, journal
What is Web3?
Savvy internet users like yourself have no doubt come across the phrase "Web3" in recent months. Don't know what that means? Nobody does! You're not alone. The concept currently exists as a vague groundwork that's tricky to clearly define because, like every iteration of the web, its potential isn't completely fleshed out. Yet. With this journal, you can start to get an idea of what it could be one day, and how it will shape the landscape of the web. As you may know, the internet was "invented" in the 1960s, but that was more about nerds technology enthusiasts sending "Hello World" to each other from different rooms in MIT and then running to the hallway to high-five each other. The internet as most consumers knew it – Web1 – was invented sometime around the early '90s around the time PCs started cropping up in homes. Web1 is sometimes referred to as "Read-Only internet," where the majority read and interacted with information uploaded by a savvy few with the technical know-how to
Support by team, journal
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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 SYMPOSIUM: See what DeviantArt's sponsored artists have been up to. Tune into the streaming DeviantArt Collective andmeet the DeviantArt Society! 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.
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.
What You Get With Gifted Core by team, journal
What You Get With Gifted Core
Whether you are sent a gift of Core or get awarded a Diamond Badge, you become a Core Member for 1 month. It's like a free trial you didn't even have to sign up for! For 30 days, recipients can enjoy the following benefits: Customize and Organize Your Profile Add your personal flair with more custom sections and new profile skins. Unlock custom sections on both the right and left side of your profile with many colorful new templates that will give your page a whole new look. Create sub-galleries to keep different categories of art organized. You can even schedule and submit multiple deviations at once to control your publishing flow with ease. Make Money From Your Art With DeviantArt Shop Core Members can earn a monthly income through Subscriptions, welcome more profits from exclusive Premium Galleries, and enjoy lower platform fees when their Commissions are sold. Your fans are waiting for more opportunities to support your growth in the DeviantArt Shop. Unlock Maximum
NEW! Fully Customize Your Profile by team, journal
NEW! Fully Customize Your Profile
Even before Eclipse ushered in DeviantArt’s new look, Profile customization was one of the most popular requests from the DeviantArt community. Well, we heard you, and we’re excited to announce: it’s time to get personalized. Customization is here with more ways than ever to infuse your Profile with your personal flair. Now you can personalize your DeviantArt Profile to make it uniquely yours with our new customization options. Show off your art, tell your story, promote your hustle, or just do you. Profile Skins Choose a colorful Skin to make your Profile pop with personality. Once installed, viewers will experience your profile's palette the same, no matter which sitewide theme they use -- dark, light, or green. Custom Sections Now you can add up to six Custom Sections to your profile – on both the right and left sides – to craft the Profile you want your fans to experience. Select from a bevy of inspirational premade templates and then completely customize them to make them your
Tutorial: Draw a Witch with simoneferriero by team, journal
Tutorial: Draw a Witch with simoneferriero
Learn How in Under 2 Minutes! Learn to draw a spookily cute witch with this tutorial from illustrator @simoneferriero! Follow along with the video tutorial to discover the simple shapes needed to make a witch. Conjure your own version and submit it as a deviation for a brand-new badge to run amok, amok, amok on your profile! Your bewitching drawing can be completed in this simple series of steps: Watch: Check out how @simoneferriero breaks down the easy steps to draw a witch. Create: Follow the tutorial to illustrate your own version, or bring what you learned into a completely new deviation. Upload: Submit your work as a deviation with the tag #DATutorialWitch to get the profile badge. Share: Leave a comment with your witch drawing below! Not sure how to add a tag? Click the button below to have it magically added! You can also read through each step. Searching the crystal ball for more inspiration? Check out the examples below and browse other submissions. Do you want
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!
Adoptables Interview with CherrysDesigns by team, journal
Adoptables Interview with CherrysDesigns
Follow @team for weekly art tips and monthly challenges from artists you love! Today we're talking more about Adoptables! You may remember our interview with @Astralseed, and our free llama adoptables by @Sidonic. Today we're getting into another facet of adopables: OC fashion! @CherrysDesigns will be walking us through what it's like to create and sell outfit designs through subscriptions and commissions. And don't forget, we also feature her answers on our official Facebook page. What drew you to adoptable clothing designs? How did you get into the adoptable community? What drew me to adoptable clothing designs was more of a coincidence. When I joined DeviantArt, I saw someone designing clothing and selling those and I thought "I want try that myself," because I felt like I had a lot more freedom in designing and the skillset needed. My goal always was to make money with my art and this seemed to be a good opportunity to start my journey. The designs I found that happen to
The Blizzard 2nd Draft by THEMYSTERYWRITER, literature
The Blizzard 2nd Draft
Day 44, Nothing has changed as I, Sir Reginald Alexander, press ever onward through this exploration I’ve found myself in. As you know, in the year of our Lord 1897, I set forth to become the first man alive to reach the center of Antarctica. I sailed from London on the 18th of May and arrived at my destination within three months. I began my solo expedition, pressing onward into the white wilderness. That was 44 days ago, and now I fear I may never return to civilization. A bloody blizzard came out of nowhere, creating a blanket of snow and blocking any visualization of my path ahead. The wind has been howling for days, and I find myself trapped in my little tent. Rations are running low; my extremities have grown numb as frostbite has begun to set in. Yet I must continue my journey to the center and hope to see the horizon again. My compass still points north, and so I have a way. I will not turn back until I achieve my goal. Day 57, I have been walking for days, and the dead