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BETA TEST: DeviantArt Eclipse

As you may know, DeviantArt has been long working on a big update of our site and overall user experience. It’s been over a year of brainstorms, planning, research, interviews, testing, and more, and now we’re gearing up for a full Eclipse!

The time has finally come: we’re excited to announce DeviantArt Eclipse to beta testers. Take a look at the new design and some of the new features on our promo site. How To Try DeviantArt Eclipse

Now it’s time for you all to experience it! All beta testers have been enabled with DeviantArt Eclipse. To make the switch simply click on the More menu on the top navigation and select “Try DeviantArt Eclipse.”You can switch back to the old site by clicking on the avatar icon and selecting “Back to Old Version.”

Explore What’s New

We can’t wait for you to explore some of our awesome new features! We recommend starting off by selecting Header Art in order to personalize your Profile and make a “wow!” first impression.

After you’ve done that, elevate your art by choosing a deviation background (Core Members have more background options to select from as well). Expand your watch list and community outreach by browsing status updates and polls. Experiment with the new Love Meter to indicate how much a certain work of art matches your personal taste. Go on and explore, Beta Testers!

Reporting Bugs, Feature Requests, and Feedback

DeviantArt Eclipse is still in development. You will likely encounter bugs and unfinished features. We need your help to test out our new features! If you do find any issues, please let us know.

Submit a bug or feature request (submit to this form as many times as you’d like!)Please try to include as much information as possible, such as browser info, OS info, screenshots, links, reproduction steps, what you expected to see versus what you actually experienced, and anything else you think will help describe your issue.Please do not contact DeviantArt Support about Eclipse-related bugs or issues — we’d like to collect all bugs and feedback though this form.Submit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse

Known Issues & In-Development Features

Here are some of the major known issues we are aware of and actively working on:

We are still working on the favouriting and collecting experience. Please share your feedback!It’s not yet possible to include Literature and Journal thumbs in comments or galleries within Journals.Icon codes are in development.Sharing a thumbnail in a Journal or comment using a link (or :thumb: code) is not yet possible.Thumbnails of pixel art, stamps, and small images have some display issues. Literature thumbs do not include preview text.Various feedback notifications (such as certain types of replies and deviation mentions) are not yet completed and may display as an error.Feedback will sometimes get out of order after scrolling through many notifications.Minor formatting issues in new Journal text editor.Bio and personal information are not yet editable on Eclipse.Gallery Subfolders and Gallery Stats will be temporarily unavailable as we rebuild them in the future.The mobile web version is not yet available.Comment permalinks don't include links to the original content or parent comment. Submitting Journals to Groups is not yet possible. While creating or editing Commissions, the Points-currency conversion is not being calculated properly. (This is just a visual bug; the price of Points is not changing.)

Questions on certain Eclipse features? Feel free to check out our Knowledge Base for more information.

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My version of DeviantART Eclipse
For the past two days I've been trying to come up with an idea about how the site's layout update should be.

DeviantArt Suggestions regarding the Core members' benefits:DeviantArt
Bullet; Green  Core members should have the ability to customize their background image or colors.
Bullet; Green  The number of Custom boxes should be 20 instead of 10 for Core Members.
Bullet; Green Access to all of the widgets that already existed in this site.
Bullet; Green Core members being able to change their username every 3 months.
DeviantArt Suggestions regarding the NON-Core members' benefits: 
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DeviantART is changing....
DeviantART was unique before because it allowed every artist to express they're own individuality. One of its selling points was the user interface which was differnt from other art sites and encouraged people to want to seek out other artists and view their content. 
My opinion about the site's most recent update (Eclipse).

1) It's impersonal. The creativity and the sense of individuality have been abolished. Every single account is now exactly the same. The removal of custom boxes, the basic HTML and CSS codes as well as the ability to show multiple featured drawings at once is a total crime against the artists who want to advertise their work through their profiles. 

2) The avatar icons and background pictures are too blurry. 

3)  There don't seem to be any cropping option during the selection of background images.

4) I am a BETA tester and I s
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dA is Not Selling Your Works to Third Party
dA is Not Selling Your Works to Third Party Royalty Free
Hot Topic selling artist's works without permission
A Tumblr post has been circulating, where Hot Topic is selling artist's works as T-shirts in their store, including popular fan art without the artist's permission, deviant artists included. It caught on wildfire when one user linked to deviantART's Submission Policy, stating users gave permission to dA by agreeing to their Terms of Service thereby allowing dA to sell it to third party royalty free.

This is false and inaccurate!
deviantART's Response:
"We appreciate the rallying of the community around the rights of this artist. Rights and ownership of artwork are an important cause whic
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So there have been a lot of new art sites trying to either compete against Tumblr and DA or just get the attention of artists in general and a lot of them have failed. I can already sum up most of my bad experiences with DA and Tumblr alternative' No mobile version, far too basic, very limited posting features, awful AWFUL layout, and the popup to ''look at peoples work'' while, nice in intention, was far too annoying.
Pixiv- This site is good...If you're a fucking weeaboo. Like, I have nothing against anime, in fact, some of my favorite shows are PASWG and Death Note are anime, but Pixiv can literally be described as anime and hentai hell. And while I love anime, my art style is far from resembling it. Not only that, but it's extremely limited and requires you to pay for basic features like SEARCH RESULTS! 
Ello- While seen as a Facebook alternative, the team itself has stated that it's mainly for artists. Despite that, Ello is awful for artists. Not only is the site eyebleedingly white, but it's also very difficult to navigate and most ''art related'' posts aren't very interesting and the sections don't help at all. It's also very obscure so don't think your work will get out there. Not only that, but I barely used the app version because there were glitches were I couldn't post shit.
ArtRift-I actually really like this site and I really want to give it a chance. In fact, I'm still open to it though they need to fix some flaws. One, it's FAR to obscure and like Ello, it's obscurity makes it kind of pointless, and there's no mobile app and it has the same problem with porn that DA has.
Instagram- Too basic
Pin.Up- Too basic, no feedback, weird glitches
The rest- Too obscure, same problems as the rest.

That was until I was watching a DA is dying video (which it is) when I stumbled upon PaigeeWorld and Art Amino. When I first saw PaigeeWorld, I looked in dread over the anime art thinking it would be the same as Pixiv. But to my pleasant surprise, there was a decent variety of art. In the explore section, there is ''Feedback'' basically like Critique on DA (This part made me especially happy), Welcome (So the front page), Original Characters, Gallery, Realism, Abstract, Cartoon, Cosplay, Semi-Realism- Anthro (Same as DA only shortened),Photography, Painting,Abstract, Crafts, Roleplay,Other,Manga And PaigeeWorld characters. So basically, everything that I like and could ever need in an art site. Of course there are obvious things that it lacks in comparison to DA like chat rooms and journals, but I find that Medium is a far better writers only substitute for that and the writing tools are far better than DA. And the chat feature is something that I barely use anyways, and I could easily use art amino for that. Other features are more unnecessary than anything and I actually feel that groups are rather pointless and actually make it harder for new artists than easier. But other than that, it's pretty much like DA and in my opinion, can stand on it's own. In fact, I could argue that it's better than Tumblr since unlike Tumblr, PaigeWorld is exclusively for art making it much easier for your art to get on the front page. It also has a mobile version, so another plus. In fact, it doesn't surprise me that the site is so much like DA since Paigee used to be a long time Deviant! (Her account on here is dead now, hasn't used it in two years).

So because of that, it makes the site an even better alternative because she knows what long time DA users are looking for! But here's the question, is it well known? I would say that while small compared to DA, It's still huge compared to any other alternative (Tumblr being the only exception, though since it's more for blogs then art and was never meant to compete with DA,so it doesn't count in my eyes). Not only that, but the community is super active and supportive, there are tons of speedpaints and tutorials and the creators are insanely active (In fact, they're actually more active than DA since the PaigeeWorld youtube channel's latest video was four months ago compared to 1 year ago with DA). And like DA, videos about the site, contests, and tutorials are shown. However, unlike DA's youtube, we get more of a personal look from the creator as we see that she is a young 22 year old who loves manga and anime, copics, art supplies, and sharing her process. I feel this makes the site better as this girl is very easy to relate to for young artists. Especially given for young artists! Finally, like DA, PaigeWorld does have a paid membership though it's far cheaper in comparison. Compared to DA's 50$ a month core membership (Which keep in mind, costs about the same as Adobe products. Yes DA actually thinks their shitty site is worth as much as Adobe products) Paigeworld only is 2.99$  a month. Or three dollars. Again, super cheap. This membership also has something unique and useful to Paigeworld called shoutouts. What are shoutouts? Shoutouts are like reblogs and retweets only waaay cooler. With a shoutout, you get to show all of your followers a post you like and repost your friends art giving them recognition. Heck, you could even shoutout yourself! This is by far the greatest art related feature ever invented. One of the biggest issues a young artist faces is lack of recognition, so this will defiantly help in giving that artist all the recognition that's needed! There is also the PaigeeWorld badge which is pretty much like the core membership badge, being able to change your username, free advertising, and exclusive access to new features. Basically like DA but better in a lot of ways. Heck they even say that you don't have to commit to it by cancelling your subscription but still getting the PaigeePlus (Core Membership) features. WHY.DOESN'T.DA.DO.THIS?

So overall, PW is fantastic and I am honestly sold on moving there. Unlike the other DA alternatives, there's very little I take issue with. Expect me to be less active on this site. I'll probably stick on here for inspiration and making fun of little kids to make myself feel better, but overall I'm done.


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Rachel Ray Ray
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
I am an artist, comedian, and media reviewer. I mainly write and draw Sci Fi, Parody art, and fantasy.

I use my HP Spectre x360 convertible and Intous Draw to make art. My main programs are Clip Studio Paint and Krita, as well as Photoshop.



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Kayalovesu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Student
❤️❤️ Happy Birthday 🥳🥳
AdrenalineRush1996 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019
Happy birthday.
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hey, I'm sorry if I haven't replied in a long time, but how are you doing?
DrawingGirl4 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's a mix. Im happy that I'm getting close to finishing High School but I've also been stressed over past events that I am working out. Currently, I am working on my Novel. ''An Interview For an Alien'' has become ''Event Over The Horizion''. It's been rebooted with a new cast of characters. Arstles will be in it, but in the sequel. PM me for more info.
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's good you're almost finished, but I hope that you'll be alright...

Ooh, that sounds interesting.
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Happy birthday.
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Thank you for the fav

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Thanks for the fave!
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Hey! Thank you for the fave! :D
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Happy birthday.
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