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Celebrate DeviantArt's 15th Birthday!

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 12:01 AM
Untitled-1 by marioluevanosAs DeviantArt enters its 15th year on the Internet, we want to take a moment before blowing out our candles to thank the community for allowing us the honor of hosting the site that you call your home for art. After all, it's the community's 15th birthday, too, and in the past few months, we've been making it our top priority to share with you our plans for the future, celebrate the successes of our past, and look to you for guidance on how best we can serve each of you while entering this new phase of DeviantArt's existence.

As DeviantArt enters its 15th year on the Internet, we want to take a moment before blowing out our candles to thank the community for allowing us the honor of hosting the site that you call your home for art. After all, it's the community's 15th birthday, too, and in the past few months, we've been making it our top priority to share with you our plans for the future, celebrate the successes of our past, and look to you for guidance on how best we can serve each of you while entering this new phase of DeviantArt's existence.

With the launch of the DeviantArt Timeline, greater transparency into features to come, and a handful of fixes and updates the community has been hoping for, we couldn't be more excited for our new direction. And it wouldn't have been possible without your passionate interactions, comments, and feedback. We can't wait to make your vision for the future a reality! So help yourself to an extra slice of cake this year. You deserve it!

Before many staple websites you visit today, there was DeviantArt — the home of artistic camaraderie and a haven for inspiration. Though our community was comparatively small way back when, we had heart to fuel our passions, and that heart continues to pump blood through the veins of every artist in our now-huge colony of artistic individuals. It’s been a wild ride during our 15-year growth, and we wanted to share some hard numbers with the community to show just how far we've come.

We’ve created a DeviantArtist Questionnaire. Answer the questions below in a journal and submit it to the Deviant Events category. When done, search for the title and get to know your fellow deviants better by reading their answers. You may be surprised by how much you learn!

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?

  2. What does your username mean?

  3. Describe yourself in three words.

  4. Are you left or right handed?

  5. What was your first deviation?

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

  8. What was your first favourite?

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

  1. Visit the "Write a Journal Entry" page, found in the Submit button.

  2. Copy and paste the above questions into the text area of the journal.

  3. If you’d like to include a deviation in any of your answers, use the "Add Media" button and select "DeviantArt" to search for deviations to include.

  4. You can add deviations by clicking on them!

  5. Title your Journal “DeviantArtist Questionnaire” and post it to the Deviant Events category.  Tag it with #DeviantArtistQuestionnaire.

Comment on this journal with a link to your DeviantArtist Questionnaire to earn the 15th Birthday Badge!




As DeviantArt enters its 15th year on the Internet, we want to take a moment before blowing out our candles to thank the community for allowing us the honor of hosting the site that you call your home for art.  So help yourself to an extra slice of cake this year.  You deserve it!
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Konaneko Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm late again... happy late b- day!
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No
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IceChupps Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
2018
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Moodledoodlee Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
i love how these journals are decorated 
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Sweet
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CrystOcean Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
3 year later...
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mosspath Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Kaeferthias Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
Kinda missed this one, too...
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INDO-FAON Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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RabbidCarrotCake Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
deviantART 
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InfinityDusk Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
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angelfox0048 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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maxpanzer10 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018
Wow, love all the statistics!
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NoahGreen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday!
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Spunky537 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy not as late birthday
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Aprixster Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3
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gregi989 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Happy B-Day DeviantArt!
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Hi-Im-Ezra Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  New Deviant Student General Artist
H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y
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petuniamoon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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DragonStar117 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2018  Hobbyist
How long have you been on DeviantArt?: A little more than a year by now.
What does your username mean?: I like dragons, stars, and 11 rhymes with 7 so...
Describe yourself in three words.: Creative, idiotic, and childish
Are you left or right handed?: Right
What was your first deviation?: It was actually a fanart cross between My Little Pony and WordGirl. Yeah, I'm weird.
What is your favorite type of art to create?: Digital/Drawing. It's actually a combination because I physically draw something, take a photo of it, and outline/color it digitally.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?: Sketching... unless animation somehow counts.
What was your first favorite?: I don't think I can go that far back in time, but I think that it was something by SheraWolf7, because her art is awesome!
What type of art do you tend to favor the most?: I like all kinds of art, so I'm not sure!
Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist?: SheraWolf7
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?: I can't choose between them!
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?: That's a little too personal for me to share
What are your preferred tools to create art?: When it comes to drawing, then mechanical pencils. Not specially made-for-art mechanicals though. Just normal pencils, because I've already got a million of them. When it comes to digital art then it's probably my Wacom tablet.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?: It actually depends. Sometimes I find inspiration through friends, experiences, family, and emotions (well, and TV Shows, Movies, and Books). It doesn't all come from places, but sometimes it does.
What is your favorite DeviantArt memory?: I don't have that much experience on DeviantArt, so I can't think of anything that stood out above everything else, but I always feel appreciated when I get a llama badge, a piece of my artwork is favorited, I get an uplifting comment, or even if I'm just accepted into a group. It all feels nice.

Also, Happy 15th Birthday!

-DragonStar117

Happy (Belated) Birthday DeviantArt!How long have you been on DeviantArt?: A little more than a year by now.
What does your username mean?: I like dragons, stars, and 11 rhymes with 7 so...
Describe yourself in three words.: Creative, idiotic, and childish
Are you left or right handed?: Right
What was your first deviation?: It was actually a fanart cross between My Little Pony and WordGirl. Yeah, I'm weird.
What is your favorite type of art to create?: Digital/Drawing. It's actually a combination because I physically draw something, take a photo of it, and outline/color it digitally.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?: Sketching... unless animation somehow counts.
What was your first favorite?: I don't think I can go that far back in time, but I think that it was something by SheraWolf7, because her art is awesome!
What type of art do you tend to favor the most?: I like all kinds of art, so I'm not sure!
Who is your all-
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DeviantArt 
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Nao-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  New Deviant Student Interface Designer
Happy Birthday!!!
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Pezet372 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Student Digital Artist
DeviantArt 
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thatguy1945 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DeviantArt 
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EROM04 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  New Deviant
Happy late b-day deviantartYasuko Takasu (Fangirling) [V1] 
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hinoraito Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
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mirnyz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
happy late birthday~ 
and wow da is older than me
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JediWolf29 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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KawaiiKiller1232 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy (late) b-day
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Solestea Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  New Deviant
    tfw DA's almost as old as you ovo;;
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Marcus-H-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay
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happy very late bday
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Lory-draws Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy be-lated b-day!
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Yukella Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Student Digital Artist
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