Thank you for your continued support. We have been working on some new designs and I wanted to share them with you all:
This is just the beginning. We're all working hard to bring you a good art site! We hope to see you soon once our doors open up to you all.
To see more screenshots, it is recommended to join our Discord. Moving forward, Discord will be our primary place to share information about the site.
There have been some concerns about our decision to use Discord as our primary source of updating users. Discord is easiest for us since we have the ability to show exactly what is being done on the site, which is done by a bot. However, we understand your concerns and will be updating on our Twitter as well, although it will be less than Discord.
Updates - Oct. 3 2019
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Eclipse Redesign (Update - 29th June)
Hate deviantArt Eclipse? Try Artrise.
Oh im so going to join this site once it releases next year!!! It looks soo simple and its easy like the Classic DA, Fuck eclipse, im rooting for Artrise!!!!, i’ll find my place of posting my awesome art!!!! And meet new and “friendly users” and hope my friends from here join me there as well!!
Keep it workin on your masterpiece of website guys!! you have my support!! 😃👍👍👍👍👍
I'd like to voice my concern about using Discord as your primary update platform. For one, Discord is not something as easily publicly accessible as Twitter and DeviantArt on general updates. Secondly, your Twitter, nor this group, has been updated or interacted with on your project since May 4, and that is very worrisome. Thirdly, Discord is a closed space, so if you want to spread the word about your art site and get more support for it, making sure to present them on open platforms like DA and Twitter where sharing and news is common would be good to keep up on.
You don't have to share every little thing, but for the general public it would be beneficial to both your site and other people to have that Public announcement or general activity reassurance. It is very apparent by the comments I am seeing that outside communication is craved right now.
I’d like to know the date of when it’s coming out, because I really want to register. Because it’s very pretty!
It was though enough to find a site that looks inviting, the very inviting ones no longer work, that’s why I came to DA.
Now I find ArtRi-se and it looks really cute!
The example pictures above look really nice and clean. I can easily see everything but still my focus automatically pops to where I want it to, so it looks like the people who are working on this site know a lot about intuitive and user friendly web design <3 Looking forward to seeing the end result!
And a lil question: I'm wondering if the avatars will be round like on Twitter or if they will be square?
A circle would have wasted empty space in all the corners, while a square can fit a lot more art in it, and the corners can be used to write your name so you don't end up like a friend of mine who made a really cute avatar for herself but have had it stolen many times. And it will be easier to make the picture look nice, so I'm hoping that square avatars will at least be an option
Was a release date being mentioned already? I mean, if it's gonna happen this year or the next one? With the Eclipse being forced on us, I'm looking for a friendly place to post the photos and stories, and while I have AO3 for stories, I have no place for my photos and most of DA alternatives I've researched before are rather for professionals and to be honest, they don't look very inviting.
Google isn't too helpful with giving alternatives to DA which have that friendly vibe. Most of them are for pro artists and since I'm definitely not a pro, I would feel very akward on pages like ArtStation. I love AO3 but it lacks this cozy feeling of community, mostly because there's no way to add friends there. That left me with ArtRise but seeing we may have to wait till the end of this year or even the next one for ArtRise to be release it leaves me hanging in the meantime. I don't want to rush people creating ArtRise, that's not my intention at all. But it would be nice to find a nice waiting room before AR being opened to all of us.
I am incredibly excited for this site!! It still holds up what da looked like before this whole eclipse thing. I won't fully leave da but i'd absolutely join this when it up and working!
Best of luck to this website!
Okay, after viewing the page with some art samples on the Discord chat server, I can honestly say I'm generally liking this direction. It will inevitably need (and get) some polish, and things hopefully will be crisp before launch. And sites always evolve and look better over time, but from what I see, it's going in the right direction and will TRULY be the spiritual successor to classic DA; and I can say that having been on this site for over 15 years. There was no other site like DA...until Artri.se. I really feel like people are going to leave DA when it's up, because it's highly personable and has some AWESOME customization.
I wonder what an NSFW art will look like on this page... whatever. I still think that the simplistic style is very striking!!
Here's hoping for a final design that's a fusion of the old and new or maybe something altogether different. (Fingers crossed for at least a gray/dark gray theme option)