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Dododex v2 - for ARK: Survival Evolved by danlev Dododex v2 - for ARK: Survival Evolved :icondanlev:danlev 53 4 Monkey And A Man by danlev Monkey And A Man :icondanlev:danlev 63 9 The Broad by danlev The Broad :icondanlev:danlev 61 17 Aubergine Journal Skin by danlev Aubergine Journal Skin :icondanlev:danlev 110 13 Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved by danlev Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved :icondanlev:danlev 178 16 Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved by danlev Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved :icondanlev:danlev 44 9 Continuous Line Challenge: Eyeball by danlev Continuous Line Challenge: Eyeball :icondanlev:danlev 68 8 Chacy by danlev Chacy :icondanlev:danlev 15 4 LGBT Rights by Country Infographic by danlev LGBT Rights by Country Infographic :icondanlev:danlev 49 18 Free Google Glass Stock Photo by danlev Free Google Glass Stock Photo :icondanlev:danlev 46 4 Hero Journal Skin by danlev Hero Journal Skin :icondanlev:danlev 355 45 Rethinking Collections by danlev Rethinking Collections :icondanlev:danlev 21 11 ThoughtART Drawing: Bug by danlev ThoughtART Drawing: Bug :icondanlev:danlev 60 4 ThoughtART Drawing: Grumpy Cat by danlev ThoughtART Drawing: Grumpy Cat :icondanlev:danlev 81 8

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Future of DA
I've been a member of DA under another account since 2004. And I've seen it's ups and downs, but I would like to take a minute out and just reflect on the social media platforms.Before 2004, the art community was made off of message boards. They were an insight into the industry but even with moderation they lacked meta-tags in order to have decent search functions. So your contribution would be lost in the either.When I came into DA, I would invite my art school friends over, and then I would gain more friends. Friends that would help me and even now we are still close. As I look back at my art, I'm surprised at how much I have grown. Originally I had a comic book influence, then it shifted into stylized cartoon, and now it's more realistic renders. Not having fears, and sharing with others helped new artists learn to try new things. Submitting older art would encourage others, so then I would submit tutorials at first I didn't imagine I contributing to the art community but this is how I was a part of it. Around 2012, the first batch of DA Migration happened onto Tumblr. And it built on more community which also helped encourage positive messages. And now Tumblr is as dead as disco, but it's influence is important. Because we are looking at Instagram self implode in on itself with even though NOW, instagram is where everyone see the creatives at.I have spent a day playing around with new DA's look, and it's got potential. I will continue to submit my art on this platform and hope it encourages others....
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Art and Pride: Keith Haring
As part of Pride, I wanted to do a journal on a few artists whose works are known for being associated with the gay rights movement, just to share a bit of queer history that ties in with art and how we view art and our world because of the impact they’ve had. Having said that, I’m admittedly not much of an art historian, and it seemed woefully unfair to boil the efforts of many down into an amount of text that would fit into one singular journal. Instead, I decided to focus on one so I could provide at least a little insight into an influential artist in the queer community.(Keith Haring in front of his Pisa Mural, 1989)One of the most recognizable artists from New York in the 1980s, Keith Haring was born in Pennsylvania in 1958, and grew to love drawing early on, taking inspiration from cartoons and pop culture. He attended a commercial arts school in Pittsburgh for a year, but dropped out after deciding he had no interest in being a commercial artist. (Untitled, 1980)He moved to New York City the same year he dropped out of college, and became friends with a number of artists and musicians on the scene, including people like Andy Warhol, Madonna, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. (A Pile of Crowns, for Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1988)Between 1980 and 1989, Haring created hundreds of public drawings, many done with white chalk on unused advertising panels in the New York subway system. At the same time, he participated in numerous art exhibitions, both on his own and with other artists. During the ‘80s he traveled to dozens of cities around the world to create works, many for charities, hospitals, and orphanages. (Berlin Wall Mural, 1986)Haring’s works consistently carried social messages, ranging from anti-apartheid murals to the negative impact he could see media holding on those around him. His well-known mural, Crack is Wack, was created in response to an increase in cocaine-related deaths around New York.(Crack is Wack, 1986)His works also often delved into the concept of the self, and combined ideas and imagery from his Christian upbringing with his idea of himself and his sexuality. Several of his works focus on the self and the other, and on passion and eroticism between two people.(Boxers, 1988)As the AIDS crisis continued throughout the 1980s, Haring lost a number of friends and loved ones to the disease, and he was diagnosed with AIDS himself in 1988. He wasn’t surprised by the diagnosis, and perhaps because of it—or in spite of it—his artistic output continued as though he hadn’t been diagnosed in the first place, though many of his works in the wake of his diagnosis were clearly impacted by it.(Ignorance = Fear, 1989)When asked about his AIDS diagnosis in interviews, he offered a philosophical response:Part of the reason that I’m not having trouble facing the reality of death is that it’s not a limitation, in a way. It could have happened any time, and it is going to happen sometime. If you live your life according to that, death is irrelevant. Everything I’m doing right now is exactly what I want to do.In 1989, he created the Keith Haring Foundation to continue supporting children’s and AIDS-related organizations, and he continued to create art up until he no longer could. Keith Haring passed away from complications related to AIDS on February 16, 1990, but even now the impact of his art can be felt around the world.(Altarpiece, 1990)All above images were sourced from the Keith Haring Foundation. If you’d like to know more about Haring and his work, I highly recommend you visit the foundation’s website. In addition to sharing Haring's work, I wanted to include a few creations by deviants inspired by or in tribute to him. You can find those below. Thank you for reading!
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How to Eclipse: Cover Images!
Hold on to your hats, cowboys. We're back with another one... and a--and a--and another one. One of the new-for-Eclipse features you may see people talking about is Cover Images. The Cover Image is really the first stand-out piece that someone will see when they visit your profile in Eclipse. Arguably, your cover image could keep someone on your profile or send them elsewhere! Since it is such an important element to engage people who visit you, it's important to make the most of this feature. Staff also put out a great journal with a video to introduce you to the new profile as a whole!
For this tutorial on Cover Images, we'll cover (see what I did there? HAR HAR!) the following topics (in LIGHT mode this time!):How to Add a Cover Image;Dimensions and Usable Space;How to Utilize a Cover Image
(with examples from the community!)
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Haven't posted a recent photo of myself. So here's me and the BF, Kenji. =p 

Taken with iPhone Portrait Mode.
1. Visit your Watch Recommendations (Available on DeviantArt Eclipse) :eyes:
2. Find a new deviant to watch. :love: 
3. Share their username and a few of their deviations. :spotlight-right:

Then browse the thread and find other new deviants to watch! :D 
In this week's change log, we've updated literature pages — a popular request from the community — as well as a handful of bug fixes and improvements. Stay tuned for more, and keep the bug reports and feature requests coming!
Cosmic transformation

Improved Literature Deviation Page Design

Another popular request from the community was to improve the design of literature deviation pages and put the actual writing front and center. Thanks to @battlefairies, @jcoolarts, @thebigeasy66, @queen-kitty, and the many others who shared their feedback on literature!

Change Log

  • Ability to submit a Journal to a Group has been added! Click the “New Journal” button on a Group’s Journal tab to submit directly to that Group.
  • You can now edit older literature deviations in Eclipse. (Thanks for pointing out, @dc-26 and @littlekhajiit!)
  • The Daily Deviation page now includes three days by default (instead of two), with a "show more" button at the bottom.
  • While using browse or search, your previously selected sort mode will be preserved when you switch back and forth between Status Updates, Polls, and Commissions.
  • After clicking a deviation from browse or search then clicking the back button, you'll now return to the correct position in the results rather than the beginning.
  • When a deviant gives you Points, the notifications dropdown would display "[deviant] gave you..." without including the amount of Points given.
  • Eclipse journals would be cut off on smaller screens on the old site.
  • Clicking “View Log” on a Group admin notification would link to an error page.
  • On Feedback, the timestamp on comments and replies now links to the comment’s permalink page so you can see the full context of a conversation.
  • When italicizing, bolding, or underlining a heading, the headline would break onto multiple lines
  • Timestamps on Feedback notifications are now clearer. (A notification from 3 months ago now displays as the actual date rather than “3m” which could also be confused as 3 minutes ago.)
  • Daily Deviations page now includes a “Back to Top” button.
  • The account reactivation page (restoring your account after deactivating it) has been moved to Settings rather than your profile page. This fixes an issue were deviants would need to switch back to the old site to reactivate if they deactivated while in Eclipse. This change is now live on the old site as well.
  • Deviation descriptions that were made from the old site now properly preserve formatting on Eclipse.
  • Fixed issue where mature content would be visible in Polls, Status Updates, Drafts and a few other places, even if your mature content filter was on.
  • Fixed issues where font sizes would sometimes be smaller in some comments.

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What are people searching for on DeviantArt this week?

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1. indoraptor +143.04%

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1. ridley -53.77%

Ridley by GeoKorf

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate OFFICIAL Panoramic Art by Leafpenguins

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Skin by Dan Leveille

New Profile URLs

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 11:36 AM by danlev:icondanlev:
DeviantArt is constantly evaluating better ways to serve our community, from new features to smaller updates and bug fixes. Today, we're making a change to the format of profile URLs that will have a positive impact moving forward. In order to better serve you, we’re changing profile URLs from to

Don't worry, your old URLs will still work, and you can continue to use them. Your old links/URLs will always redirect to your new ones.

We know a lot of deviants are attached to their URLs, so the decision to make this change was not done lightly. Part of the decision-making process involved surveying active deviants, and we discovered the overall sentiment was fairly neutral. Most people did not strongly prefer one or the other — as long as old URLs redirected. But, most importantly, we believe this change will be beneficial for you.

Why Changing URLs Is for the Better

  • The new URLs will likely increase your traffic: Based on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts we’ve consulted with and also other sites that have made the switch, moving away from subdomains is likely to increase overall site traffic from search engines—this means more traffic to your Profiles and deviations.

  • Subdomains cause many technical challenges, inhibiting site improvement and performance. Browsers treat subdomains like different, individual sites for security reasons and, because of this, more and more website functionality is being limited to working with a single domain. Working around these restrictions makes building new features and maintaining old ones complicated, increasing the time it takes our engineers to complete projects. It also creates “buggy” circumstances while navigating the site. For example, you might have noticed that it sometimes shows the wrong artist’s name in the URL when using the “next” and “previous” buttons while browsing artwork in someone’s galleries — this is a technical limitation that is imposed by browsers for security reasons and was not possible to work around until now.

More Updates To Come!

This is a small update ahead of some major improvements we'll be making to profile and other areas of the site. You'll be hearing more in the coming months!

  1. What improvements to DeviantArt profiles would you like to see?
  2. Which part of your profile are you most proud of?


United States
I work in Marketing at deviantART. I love the internet. I'm an LGBT activist, Developer, Designer, Photographer. I graduated from RIT. I'm building Equaldex (equalitopia on deviantART), collaborative LGBT rights knowledge base. I also run a LGBT rights blog.

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IndigoMystiere Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Why has nothing been done regarding racists, cyberbullies and thieves like this?…
I reported this person for harassments and for stealing my art (which he shamelessly is using for his avatar) back in May 31st but admins and mods have done nothing about it. A particular 'bot mod' even deleted the report ticket I submitted.
TunaVoid Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
Hi Dan, I found you thru a like you gave me on a positive comment on the latest DA Eclipse log. I saw that you were an admin and browsed your gallery. Just wanted to say thanks and I watched you. Keep up the excellent LGBQT activism. I :heart: DA truly. It is my #1 hangout destination on the internet going above even YouTube/Twitter for my personal interests. Have a nice day.
danlev Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Awww, thank you so much! I appreciate it! More Eclipse updates will be coming soon! :D
TunaVoid Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
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danlev Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2019
Hey, sorry to hear I made you feel stupid. I'm not sure what comment you're referring to, but it definitely wasn't my intention. Can you point me to the conversation?
SAGraphics1997 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Danlev, what’s going on with DA? I can’t upload or save to my Is there an outage or something?
danlev Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2019
Not that I know of. What error are you getting?
SAGraphics1997 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
It was that I couldnt upload or save to my stash. Tried out this morning, everything was fine. So everything’s good now
Chemlord Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2019  Hobbyist
Hey. I'm experiencing some glitches with the current version of the site. I just started experiencing this glitch where if I click on the corner of an art piece to favorite one piece of art in a collection, it will take me to the piece while using it. Also, majority of the thumbnails for my art aren't there when they when I first posted them. Could this be because of Eclipse because before Eclipse I never had these problems? I don't want to switch, cause when I first tried Eclipse the site crashed.
danlev Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2019
Hey. :)
I'd recommend reaching out to the support team so they can look into this bug. It seems to be working fine for me.
Eclipse definitely shouldn't be crashing. If you're experiencing this still, let me know which pages it's happening on and I can look into it. :)
Chemlord Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2019  Hobbyist
Please disregard the last comment. Managed to get back to the old layout
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