Current Management Team is:
Group Manager: phoenixleo
To read all past team, founders and management of this group, please refer to the History Blog
Celebrating 17 Years of DeviantArt!Seventeen years ago, DeviantArt launched what would soon become the world’s largest online art community. August 7th marks the day we sprang onto the Internet, and we want to celebrate this momentous occasion by thanking deviants all around the globe for your inspiration, entertainment, and more than a little deviousness!
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Seventeen years ago, DeviantArt launched what would soon become the world’s largest online art community.
August 7th marks the day we sprang onto the Internet, and we want to celebrate this momentous occasion by thanking deviants all around the globe for your inspiration, entertainment, and more than a little deviousness.
For some, birthdays are a time of reflection, an opportunity,
It's that time again to celebrate the DeviantArt community! 17 years is incredible and we've seen a lot but now is a time to reflect on that journey, celebrate our successes, contemplate our challenges and look forward to another year of this amazing community.
Our scribble challenge will inspire you to transform humble doodles into something incredible (and there's a badge )
The Community Relations team also has events planned throughout the day, in the forums and on the chat network. See here for a schedule of events and times.
Over at projecteducate, we are asking you to share your Artistic Journey.
There's also a
DeviantArt's 17th Birthday - Chat/Forum Events!Dear all,
We hope you're excited for DeviantArt's 17th Birthday! The Community Relations team has prepared a series of chat and forum events for you, as we do every year. In this journal you will find the list of chat and forum events as well as links to the forum threads and the times for the chat events. Each event gives you a chance at winning awesome prizes, so spread the word and get ready!
All chat events will occur in :#communityrelations: on Monday August 7th!
All the times listed below are Pacific Time (Los Angeles, California) please use this Time converter to help you figure out what time it will be for you.
The typical prizes given out for these events will be 3 month core memberships or the equivalent 1200 points, as well as participation points to all those who didn't win but partook in an activity.
10 AM : Trivia with Nobody
Contest: Your Artistic JourneyHello all,
To celebrate DeviantArt's 17th Birthday on August 7th, projecteducate wanted to bring to you a special contest that is rife with meaning. We wanted to give you an opportunity to show us what your journey has been in the realm of art, but also on DeviantArt. Please read the information below to find out what exactly the prompt of this contest is, what the rules are, how to participate, and what you could win!
Your Artistic Journey
Whether you've been creating art for 3 months or 15 years, you've got a story to tell. You've gone through a journey, an evolution, you've learned a lot, you've become a better artist, you've made mistakes, you've dealt with frustrations. Not everything was easy, not everything was hard. You started out as one person and you might be someone entirely different right now. Your personal life affected your artistic life, and vice versa. This is what this contest wants to hit right into. We want you to reflect on your time as an artist
Birthday Bingo in the Forums!To celebrate DA's birthday, the Community Relations team has put together a series of contests and events for you to partake in. You can read about the others here (lots of chances to win prizes!) but this one is all about our Birthday Bingo in the Forums contest! Please read through the rules below, and participate to earn some awesome prizes!
To get BINGO you must find 5 boxes in a row (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally)
All answers must be found in DA's forum. You may NOT use the same thread to answer more than one clue!
To submit your 5 links, please send a note to JenFruzz Your answers must list the Bingo slots you chose (i.e., A, B, C, D, E) and the link for each slot! (i.e., A = [link], B = [link], etc.)
DA's 17th Birthday Caption Contest!
To celebrate DeviantArt's 17th birthday, the Community Relations team is running a caption contest! That means it's time to poke some fun at the volunteers and staff by captioning the photos below
How it works:
Visit each individual photo linked below to leave a caption. Each caption is your entry to the contest. You may leave a caption on any number of these photos as you'd like. Your captions can be whatever you feel is funny, ironic, sassy, derpy, witty enough to fit the photo you're captioning! Also, you can only post one caption per photo!
The best caption for each photo wins a 1-month core membership!
August 8th at 11:59 PM PT. (LA, California time) Any comments left after that time will no
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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
Things To Know: Human Characters of Color Pt. 2This is a follow-up to the blog which you can read here: Things To Know: Creating Human Characters of Color. The previous blog covered the numerous issues surrounding inclusion and diversity that are extremely important to be cognizant of (please read it if you have not yet done so). This blog will cover the nuts and bolts of depictions of non-white humans! Warning: this journal contains a LOT of images.
This is an important topic because there are very, very few resources that will actually teach you about the differences that occur in the figure across race. All figure drawing measurements are based on the ideal European body type. This was not an accident, as the practice of phrenology (a pseudo science) declared that the most perfect specimen of humanity was the European body and all other iterations were deformities. Thankfully, we now kno
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