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FFM Day 2, 2022 - Challenge by IntelligentZombie, literature
FFM Day 2, 2022 - Challenge
The Bloody Mutiny’s mirror room is a kaleidoscope hash of iridescent glass fuckery. Vanessa crunches her way across the room and crouches to pick up a shard. A blue eye looks back at her, which would be expected. Except it’s not her eye. She drops the shard and moves on. She’ll find the culprit, eventually. When she closes her eyes, sleep takes her roughly by the throat. Dreams entertain a world of pure visceral fancy, writhing bodies of glass suspended in rooms of infinite reflection. Caresses are made no less sensual by the fact the bodies being explored are made of shattered mirrors, moans echoing in a serene chamber. She sees herself reflected in a thigh, a stomach, a breast, a thousand reflections at once. This is what you’re so afraid of? No, it’s not touching that terrifies you. It’s falling in lo- It’s just a dream. But every night, they continue. Every day, another strange thing happens on her ship. Tuesday: a giant tarantula chases Bill, her first mate’s
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
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.
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
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?
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
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!
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.
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
(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
6: What Home Is by KCKinny, literature
6: What Home Is
Dry lips taste like blood and the air still stinks of smoke. It’s been a long trip to get back here: winding through the sinuous green of the Appalachian mountains, driving forever through the eternal flatlands of Iowa and Nebraska and their never-changing view of flashing rows of corn-corn-soybeans-corn, the long plod up the Colorado Rockies with a complaining and oxygen-starved engine, and the featureless deserts of Nevada. It’s been a long trip and a long time. But here, where the ocean calms the desert that makes up most of California, here is where it can be found. It is only here, in the little stretch between Baja California and the foothills underneath Los Angeles. The smell of spice with a little bit of fruitiness, a medicinal sharpness mixed with gentle undertones. Sage, mixed with berries and flowers. In the burnt wreckage of where I once lived, I bury my face in the gray leaves and purple blossoms of a surviving Cleveland sage. It smells like home.