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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.
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!
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
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
Adoptable Creator Showcase - September 2023 by team, journal
Adoptable Creator Showcase - September 2023
This monthly series highlights artists from the Adoptables community. Learn more about these artists, the art they make, and what inspires them to create. You’ll love this handpicked collection of adoptables, so consider buying some of their work! @MagicalEGirl “Hello, I’m MagicalEGirl, and I design adoptable outfits. My love for design started at a young age, and discovering DeviantArt later on gave me a platform to showcase my art. I started posting my original characters and designs, and as many people gave support and showed interest in them, I decided to become MagicalEGirl and dedicate this account to adoptables! “My purpose is to design outfits that inspire people and make their imagination flow—outfits that tell a story just by looking at them!” See more in @MagicalEGirl's Shop @Amepan “The DA community has helped me over the years to grow as a self-taught artist and to be free and confident with the variety of my art style. Even as a shy person, it has allowed me to
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
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
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!):
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
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
A Salty, Sailor's Warning by DerangedDiligence, literature
A Salty, Sailor's Warning
If starboard is always right, then...port is always wrong, The keel is happy and healthy as long as it doesn't start singing its song. The sails are well when tied or full but never in a storm, Steer clear of reef and rock and take 'er straight when rogue waves form. Be still in waters made of glass, let fired mornings tether~ Your worries to the anchor as you wait for fairer weather. In crimson sunsets seek the light and venture forth 'til morning, And rememeber all I've told you as a salty, sailor's warning.
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