raised a girl by raido-ehwaz, literature
raised a girl
i was raised a girl by well-meaning generations and wounded dreamers. i was raised a girl by inevitable justifications and greedy schemers. i was raised a girl always too good a student for my own good— so i smile in the face of anger remain patient as if my life depended on it; so i listen to all sides and hide my unease when none listen to me; so i give because i have so much and never ask because i need nothing more. if i want more i couldn't say, so instead of demanding change i find it's easier to leave, leaving wounds that harden into ever thickening skin. i was raised a girl: my girl skin now so thick i can postpone feeling anything. now, i’m no girl. all of this is just an ingrained, stubborn stain that may fade but never go away, like a bloody heart on my sleeve. no, i'm no girl, but somewhere deep within me is a cell with a child inside who, when I open her cage, looks up at me and smiles bravely; yet somehow I know that when I close that door again she’ll
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(Ended) Monster Partner CHALLENGE by Parororo, journal
(Ended) Monster Partner CHALLENGE
☆ CHALLENGE HAS ENDED ! ☆ Thanks a lot to everyone who entered! Winners will be announced soon! ♡ ---- Hey friends! It's finally time for the #MonsterPartnerChallenge ! What is this? An invitation for you create and draw a monster companion for you or your original character♪ ‘Monster’ is usually a word with negative connotations, but it doesn’t have to be that way! And, the best way to show that is to... make friends with them~?! Who knows, maybe that’s exactly what you or your character needed! How Do I Participate? Create an artwork of your OC or yourself accompanied by a monster or creature. Submit your piece on DeviantArt with the tag #monsterpartnerchallenge Submit your work no later than 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON AUGUST 26, 2022 Multiple submissions are allowed. Prizes Grand Prize: 16” Professional Drawing Tablet and 1-Year Core Pro. 2nd Place: 1-Year Core+, 8,000 DeviantArt Points + 900 Fragments. 3rd Place: 1-Year Core, 4,000 DeviantArt Points + 900
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2022 by team, journal
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2022
In recognition of exemplary membership and an outstanding spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community, September 2022's Deviousness award recipient is: @Sindonic Over the last 17 years, @Sindonic has been making a name for herself within the community and beyond. Whether posting her adoptable creations, responding to questions, or sharing helpful tips -- she has inspired the journey of many. She is a genuinely kind person and cherished member of the DeviantArt community and it is an absolute thrill to award Deviousness for September 2022 to @Sindonic. Hi, my name is @Sindonic, but you can call me Bams. I am an Adopt Artist from the American Southwest. I think most people would describe me as intimidating, extremely chaotic, outgoing, but friendly. I am a passionate professionally trained Concept Artist and lifelong Deviant. I specialize in Props, Environments, and Character Design. I enjoy world-building, documentaries, the occult, gothic apparel, and
Let's Party: Celebrate DeviantArt's 22nd Birthday! by team, journal
Let's Party: Celebrate DeviantArt's 22nd Birthday!
It's time to celebrate another year around the sun, and this time we're trying something new — a party at Fella's Pizza Palace! Sure, the lights keep flickering and the door slammed shut suspiciously fast, but that's probably fine. The important thing is that it's DeviantArt's 22nd birthday, not that the mechanical band of mascots onstage seem to be alive... and also angry? Never mind that. Join us for fun-filled activities and an awesome, not-at-all-terrifying Birthday Badge! Four Evenings at Fella's Great party, right? Delicious pizza, soda, and cake is all you need to have a good time drawing with your fellow deviants. Wait, what was that? Oh! There's a band, that's fun. The music is kind of strange though... and that llama has a weird vibe. Let's get out of here. Uh, why is the door locked? Join the Fun! After opening a new pizza place, Fella started a band with his friends! They play fun music while you eat, and our lawyers say they've technically never hurt
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
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.
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. 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
Tutorial: Draw a Raven with DanKendi by team, journal
Tutorial: Draw a Raven with DanKendi
Draw a Raven in Under 3 Minutes! Learn how to draw a sleek raven with a tutorial from digital artist @DanKendi! This famously intelligent bird can be drawn in a simple series of steps. Watch the tutorial to discover the basic shapes that come together to make a raven, whether it be a friendly familiar or ominous omen. Illustrate your own version and submit it as a deviation for a mischievous new profile badge to join your flock! To participate, follow these steps: Watch: Check out how @DanKendi breaks down the easy steps to draw a raven. 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 #DATutorialRaven to get the profile badge. Share: Leave a comment with your raven drawing below! Not sure how to add a tag? Click the button below to have it automatically added! You can also read through each step. Check out these examples below and browse other
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
Lost Light by Happyhedonic, literature
There was a light that use to shine so brightly. We would all gather around like moths to the flames. Somehow, we understood, that there was truth and power in our illumination. Even though we were only in our teens We knew our light would always shine the brightest. The older people could not grasp the magical mystical elements of our luminescent splendor. We realized that they were following a dim, dying flame. It could only shine by day and we knew it was taking them the wrong way. We would try to explain to older people what we had discovered but they didn’t understand. They were only interested in following the ways of their parents. They carried on the traditions of their past. They would scoff at the concept that we had found a new radiant light that could lead us all to a better world. You are just foolish children they would say, what do you know of life? Perhaps we did know little of their life but we grasped the new incandescent glow of a better life. This