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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
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
Feature: Shading, Color Theory, and More by team, journal
Feature: Shading, Color Theory, and More
This curated feature is brought to you by @BeckyKidus, who posts monthly features like this one to their Profile. It’s September, and people who watch me know I’m in the middle of a series showcasing tutorials and undiscovered artwork. The first part of this feature includes tutorials related to shading and color theory, and the second part is a selection of artwork I’ve discovered recently with fewer than 50 favourites. If you’d like to see more features like this, previous features I’ve put together are linked at the bottom of this journal. I hope you're able to make use of these great tutorials and enjoy beautiful art you may not have seen! Tutorials: Shading and Color Theory Shading and color theory are important in all kinds of artwork and are considered fundamentals for a reason—and, like most fundamentals, they can be quite tricky. However, there are a lot of tutorials, tips, and tricks which can make things a bit easier. Shading We'll start with shading. @ARVEN92 has two
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:
Featured DeviantArt Events by team, journal
Featured DeviantArt Events
The DeviantArt community comes together for special occasions! Here is a list of previous community and cultural events. 2023 Drawtober 2023: Draw every day in October Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrate Art and History Award a Nice Shot badge to your favorite photo! Celebrate DeviantArt's 23rd Birthday Evolution of the DeviantArt Logo Celebrate Juneteenth! LGBTQ+ Pride Month: All Out With Pride Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month 2023 Give deviations a Totally Normal badge! Celebrating International Women's Day 2023 Trade Gold Coins for good luck for St. Patrick's! Show your devotion for Valentines Day! Celebrating Black History Month 2023 2022 Happy Holidays from DeviantArt! Get festive with holiday-themed community events! Get cozy with limited-edition winter Profile Skins The Great Snowball Fest is on! Inktober 2022 Wrap-Up! World Mental Health Day 2022 Inktober 2022: Draw every day in October Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrate History and Art Protecting Art IRL: Protect
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?
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!):
A New Look for New Groups by team, journal
A New Look for New Groups
Newly created groups have a new design to match DeviantArt’s current layout! NOTE: This is just the first preview of the new Groups design. You will run into a few bugs, but it was too exciting to keep it unlaunched any longer. Your patience is much appreciated, as is your feedback! Starting today, when you create a new group, it will have a layout that matches DeviantArt’s current design for Profiles and the rest of the site! Groups are a place for deviants to connect over shared interests, hobbies, and creations. Try out the new Groups design and create a shared space for what you’re passionate about! Please note that existing groups won’t be migrated to the new design until early next year, and more details about that will be shared closer to when the change will take place. An Overview of What’s New The new design for Groups is adaptable—you can view your group in dark, light, or green theme, and the group’s appearance will change to match your theme of choice. In addition
Sharing art you love just got easier. If you embed a gallery of multiple images within a journal, status update, or comment, you can now paste a deviation URL into the search box to add that deviation to the gallery. Previously, if you had deviations you wanted to add to a gallery, you needed to search for them via keyword or select them from your favorites. Share a gallery of art of your favorite animal in the comments to try it out!
Drawtober 2023: Draw every day in October! by team, journal
Drawtober 2023: Draw every day in October!
Create and submit artwork each day throughout October to earn up to three badges for your Profile! Drawtober is an art community tradition that encourages artists to create a new piece of art each day for the entire month of October. The goal isn’t to make your best artwork possible each day, but instead to inspire creativity, to help practice and hone skills, and to build good creative habits. For Drawtober 2023, DeviantArt has compiled a list of prompts for you to use as a starting point for each day. Having said that, you should let your imagination and creativity guide you. If you’re feeling particularly inspired to make an idea that doesn’t match with that day’s theme, create what you’re feeling inspired to create! Drawtober Prompts 1. Spooky 2. Pumpkin 3. Cityscapes 4. Corn 5. Pumpkin Pie 6. Origami 7. Treats 8. Orange 9. Tangle 10. Possessed 11. Nightmare 12. Scream 13. Thirteen 14. Moon 15. Graveyard 16. Scarecrow 17. Spiderman 18. Zombie 19. Raven 20. Orc
Memories by the Lake by MaggotsX, literature
Memories by the Lake
Memories by the Lake We do not remember why, but we do this in remembrance. As if a sculpture etched, in our mind's dark hole, black and sticky and wet like our worker's hands on the clay, that we dredge up from our lake deep: deep and dark, as memory. We do not remember why, but we do this in remembrance. As if our swimmer's know, by bone - that deep tissue knowledge - that language we have lost, but is spoken in the gills and gulps of fish: This clay will not be used for pottery. We do not remember why, but we do this in remembrance. Our Chosen is parched and silent: The Swimmers swim; The Workers work; The Clay is soft and pliable. With gentle hands we wrap the feet - heavy, to speed the sinking. We do this to remember. MaggotsX @ 04.23.2023