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Group Manager: phoenixleo
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Celebrating 18 Years of DeviantArt!It's DeviantArt's 18th Birthday, and we want to celebrate with you. Check out our festive challenge and Artist Evolution Spotlight to see how you can get involved AND how to get our special Birthday Badge!
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18th BirthdayArtist Evolution
On August 7th, eighteen years ago, DeviantArt opened its digital doors to bring artists and art enthusiasts from around the globe together. From that day forward, we set out to entertain, inspire, and empower the artist in all of us. No matter where you are on your artistic journey — whether you joined 18 minutes, months, or years ago — we're proud to be part of your Internet life and can't wait to see what the next eighteen years bring!
Happy 18th Birthday DeviantArt! (now with winners!
UPDATE: The Winners !
Please join us in congratulating the winners of our DeviantArt Academy Scavenger Hunt!
Also, a special THANK YOU from our team to SmolSalty for creating our Graduation Fella mascot for this contest!
Thank you to everyone that participated, it was a lot of fun for us
Welcome to DeviantArt Academy!
Let me introduce myself! My name is Danielle and I am your dedicated Guidance Counselor. It seems we have come to the end of your high school experience -- Senior year! I have come to see you all as my children and as such I will miss you but I know you're about to embark onto bigger things. That said, we still have something special to experience together -- Prom! This year's prom is themed around success, growing up and achieving t
Celebrating Artist Evolution!It's DeviantArt’s 18th birthday and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our festive Line Art Challenge, Artist Evolution Spotlight, and learn how to get our special Birthday Badge!
GET THE BADGE
18th BirthdayArtist Evolution
See how deviant artists have evolved with DeviantArt!
To commemorate this landmark birthday (DeviantArt can now buy lottery tickets and vote!), we're taking a moment to appreciate how far we've come. We talked to nine longtime deviants to discover how they progressed from their early days as ar
The YearbookDeviantArt is turning 18 years old and that means it is time to graduate and join "the real world" as some like to call it. One of the most common keepsakes from high school is the yearbook. It's a way to look back years later and point at your classmates wondering "who is this again?" and "did they even go here?". You can browse photographs from various school events like field day or prom. Oh and don't forget about the awesome quotes that the students get to leave by their graduation photo!
The communityrelations team has created this yearbook (Ok, it's a journal but we're artists. Use your imagination ) and would love to have you sign it for us! We have some prompts to help you figure out what to write down. We can't wait to see your replies and look back on them years from now with fondness, amusement, and hey! Maybe even some healthy fear.
Will You Sign Our Yearbook?
What would your graduation quote be?
What is you
DA's 18th Birthday Caption ContestTo celebrate DeviantArt's 18th birthday, the Community Relations team is hosting a caption contest and inviting you to engage your sense of humour! It's time to fire up your wit and caption the (mostly) graduation-themed photos below from staff and volunteers!
How it works
Visit each individual photo linked below to leave a caption in a comment. Click on the photo to open its own stash page and leave your comment THERE, not here on this journal! Each caption is your entry to the contest. You may leave a caption on any or all of the photos - it's totally up to you.
The best caption for each photo wins a one month Core membership
7th August at 11:59 PM PT. (LA, California time). Any comments left after that time will not be considered
DeviantArt's Birthday Chat/Forum Events!Howdy there!
This Tuesday, August 7th is DeviantArt's 18th Birthday! To celebrate this, the CR team has a big scavenger hunt game you can find out about here: Happy 18th Birthday DeviantArt!
But we also have some chat and forum fun in store for you as well! A great chance for you to have fun but also possibly win lots of prizes! Indeed, we like to make it rain on DA's birthday many and 3 month core memberships will be up for grabs! Even participants who don't win will get rewarded.
Chat Events Schedule:
On August 7th in the :#communityrelations: chatroom you will find the following events:
10AM PST - Rock paper scissors with The Janitor
11AM PST - Trivia Competition with The Principal
12PM PST - Scavenger hunt with
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dAmnMobile 3 is out now!dAmnMobile is the only way to get onto the DeviantArt chat network on your iOS device such as your iPhone, iPod or iPad! With dAmnMobile 3, you can once again chat on the go.
A minimalistic interface brings dAmn to you wherever you are. With the ability to easily tab other chatters, autocomplete emotes, view user lists and more, dAmnMobile offers it all.
Key features now include:
• Username and emoticon autocompletion, type @ for users and : for emotes!
• Notifications on being tabbed while running and while in the background.
• Animated emote support and great thumb viewing.
• Great new user interface and icons to easily navigate with.
• Connections to dAmn will stay open for three minutes while the app is in the background and warn you before they close!
All this for only $1.99!
(It may take a few hours to be available in your local App Store)
SnowflakesSnowflakes are many things and here's few of those:
They're unique and not afraid to be that way
They're cold, because other ways they would melt
But all these things just makes them so great.
Buddy, member of the Superior Race (a.k.a. Cats)“I don’t know what to write about the Buddy!” The female had cried out, done a strange, yet common, flail-dance while running around. I thought she was insane, which wasn’t out of the ordinary. She had flail-run out of the room, then back again and sat next to me.
I gave her a blank face. She fell back on her rump, then lunged forward onto her belly and hugged me. She buried her face in my fur and rubbed my side. This went on for minutes before she finally rolled away, when I had begun to thrash my tail around. She went to my second favorite spot, sat, stared at the strange Light Box and began to rapidly make tapping sounds. It annoyed me, so I turned my back to her. They were strange creatures.
Me? They refer to me as Buddy, but my true name cannot be properly said in their clumsy language that I’ve come to understand the basics off. I am a member of the Superior Race. They refer to us as “Cats”. We are strong, fast, covered in protective fur,
Fish - 100 PromptsWelyn, a small five year old boy, stood in the stream’s shallow, up to his knees. His big sister Raewyn, an eight year old, stood on dry land and watched. The boy was watching the water intently, where small minnows swam. He lunged, they scattered and he came up empty handed for the hundredth time.
“Rae! They got away again!” He cried upon seeing his empty hands. All the older boys were able to catch a fish with their bare hands. Why couldn’t he?
Raewyn sighed, hitched up her dress and waded out into the stream, up to her knees. It was further in than her brother, as she was almost a foot taller than him. He was small, even for his age, but their parents were certain he’d grow taller. Something about how their father had been small too, but he was tall now.
There was slightly larger fish here, but still tiny compared to what the big boys that Welyn envied could grab. Raewyn readied her hands and sighed when her dress plunged down into the water, imm
Enough - 100 PromptsShe had gone too far. She had set the elf on fire, burned him alive, just by glaring at him. Sure, he had been an asshole, but he didn’t deserve that. Nobody did. His fire had set his tree on fire, and soon enough, they had elven arrows flying at them from the treetops, as they surely had their shamans rushing to put out the flame before it got out of control.
Welyn had deflected arrows with his buckler, one screaming past his cheek, leaving a long, thin cut. Caeden took one to his left shoulder as they were fleeing, but thank the Goddess he didn’t lose much speed and they were able to get away.
They were down by a brook, Caeden sitting on a rock, Ava in front of him, tentatively using her magic to heal his wound, Welyn standing by, trying to help however he could. Raewyn paced impatiently, angrily, over by the brook. Caeden glared at her, which she either didn’t notice or didn’t care about.
Finally, they bandaged Caeden and put his arm in a sling.
Beginnings - dAmnU contestIt came with the trembling of fingers;
defiant by nature and burnished by tears,
And followed by scratches, burns and blood
(Along with the dyed-black-short-cropped hair)
As digits tippled, tumbled, tripped past keystrokes,
Then came the aching... Elipses, a favourite
Consummation so overwhelming
Please be my friend, PLEASE BE MY FRIEND
Darkness shelved behind simple rhyming couplets.
Darting between shoutboxes and pageviews,
An obsession borne.
Refuge and shelter,
friendly words by her side...
A place without hatred
Made the choice to reside.
Years flew with aging grace, wisdom
and a shit-ton of tears and hurt..
Blossomed friendships, grown hearty through shared passion
and weary through time, anger and aggravation,
And the 'refuge' faltered,
crumbled to join the rubble of fear
Supporting Working Artistshow does this work?
Take a look at the artists featured below, add this journal to your favourites and leave a comment on this journal explaining who you would pick if you won, and why. On October 30th a winner will randomly be picked. You will then be prompted to discuss what you would like from the artist you chose. Now of course there are limits to this, as you will see below, the artists explain what you could win from them, so you must carefully read that. The Community Relations team will be paying for the artwork you end up deciding on and receiving. So your favourite artist will be getting paid for their work, as they should. Indeed, this is a big part of this project: supporting local businesses!
This issue's artists:
What does Dark-Lioncourt do?
Where can I find Dark-Li
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