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Best Dressed at the Adoptables Monster Mash! by team, journal
Best Dressed at the Adoptables Monster Mash!
A host of fearful fashionistas descended onto a ghoulish gala: the Adoptables Monster Mash! The following adoptables were heart-pounding showstoppers, cute creepers, and frights wearing fashion that delights, and for their scarily stylish looks, each of their creators received 1,000 fragments! The Best-Dressed List Browse More Monster Mash Fashion If your adoptable attended the Monster Mash and you haven’t listed it for sale as an Exclusive, you still can! You can also buy attendees or other adoptables to showcase your spooky style! Did you miss the Adoptables Monster Mash? More opportunities to show off your style are coming in the future, so watch @team and join @Community to be style-savvy for future chances to score badges!
Artist Interviews by team, journal
Get to know talented artists from the community and their work by reading featured interview journals! Fan Art Unleased: October 2023 Art Feature: A Guided Tour of Dark Academia Adoptable Creator Showcase: October 2023 Fan Art Unleashed: September 2023 Feature: Shading, Color Theory, and More Adoptable Creator Showcase: September 2023 Art Feature: Vaporwave - A Visual Journey Fan Art Unleashed: August 2023 Fan Art Unleased: July 2023 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:
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!):
Tutorial: Draw a Snow Leopard with BeckyKidus by team, journal
Tutorial: Draw a Snow Leopard with BeckyKidus
Pounce on creative progress with this tutorial from @BeckyKidus to earn a Profile badge designed by @Doosio ! Winter is coming, so what better time to practice some snow-adjacent skills? Read through the tutorial below from @BeckyKidus to learn how to draw the head of a snow leopard on the prowl, then create your own version and submit it with the tag #DATutorialLeopard to get a badge for your Profile! To participate, follow these steps: Read: Follow along with the written tutorial below as @BeckyKidus breaks down the steps to draw a snow leopard. Create: Using the tutorial steps, illustrate your own version of a snow leopard, or apply what you’ve learned to a new artwork. Upload: Submit your work as a deviation with the tag #DATutorialLeopard to get the Profile badge. You can add the tag yourself during the submission process or click the button below to have the tutorial's tag automatically added! The Tutorial This guide is presented from the perspective of someone
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.
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
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 Trick and Treat with the Trick or Treat Badge 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:
Celebrating Deviousness - November 2023 by team, journal
Celebrating Deviousness - November 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. @LindArtz is the recipient of November 2023’s Deviousness Award, so please join us in congratulating her! @LindArtz is a community superstar. A constant presence on DeviantArt for almost 11 years, she's the epitome of a kindred spirit, bringing kindness, encouragement, and care everywhere she goes. A multimedia artist, she regularly offers constructive feedback for artists on a near-daily basis. In addition, she provides a wide array of stock images for digital artists to use, and she routinely comments and congratulates artists for their achievements. For these reasons and more, @LindArtz is being recognized as the recipient of the Deviousness Award for November 2023! Hi, everyone, my name is Linda, and I’m from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I’m a life-long poetry writer, and
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
United in #PeaceForIsrael by team, journal
United in #PeaceForIsrael
In recent days, the world has been shaken by an act of sheer evil against the people of Israel. Israel was attacked by the terrorist organization Hamas, whose stated purpose for being is to kill the Jewish people. Over 1,000 civilians were slaughtered and assaulted in ways too terrible to describe here. Hundreds of young people were massacred while attending a musical festival to celebrate peace, including dozens of people around the world from the United States, Germany, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, and more. In Israeli towns and villages, entire families were wiped out. Parents were killed while trying to protect their children. Babies and children were murdered. Thousands more people were injured and remain in critical condition. Many people, including babies, children, elderly, women, and men were taken hostage by Hamas. Their families are left devastated and unsure of the fate or safety of their loved ones. Alongside the people of Israel, the Palestinian
Wild Soul by Lorian-AinDal, literature
The dark forest closes over me, chill air filling my senses with a scent of pines and glamourous mystery. I know how mystery feels. It's the scent of darkness, enchanted and tempting, for all who embrace the night. For all who are not afraid to tread the unatended paths. I dwell deeper into woody nightshade, my eyes gleaming in the shadows. My memories swirl, ravenous and mourning. You told me that woods were you sacred home. That your soul yearned for nature, it called you, with a silent but urgent voice. For me, every tree has your name engraved on the bark, every bough whispers your name. You were a wild creature, a spark of fire in the darkness. A wolf soul, who in his mind doesn't know boundaries set by this unforgiving world. I see you in these woods, free, untamed, a soul that never was chained by painful reality. A spirit who was tempted by mystery and allure of the night. A heart which was beating for the wilds, which resonated with mine on mystical level - a winter fae
how many ropes? by Emmaessence, literature
how many ropes?
How many strings must you cut, how many ropes? Until you come to understand they are umbilical connects to the source puppet mother! Marionette-Mary-Antoinette birth chamber chains no guillotine can break we can glean this fact eternal slaves no pardon, no escape Parasites and tapeworms wriggling and playing like broken records follicles that just won’t stop growing when shredded it’s a sad fact not everybody gets out serfs up guys are we’re a society that’s caught a disease the strings of slavery the colonial ties twisting inside the colon left over heads of state with a habit of continuing on not quite friendly methods To say other would be outright lies…