Celebrating 16 Years of DeviantArt!

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Celebrate 16 Years of DeviantArt

Celebrate 16 Years of DeviantArt

DeviantArt launched 16 years ago, providing a community of artists and art appreciators with a place to call home. Now, on August 7th, as we celebrate our Sweet Sixteen, we’re bringing a birthday celebration to our deviants around the world! From the comfort of your computer, help us celebrate the reason we’re all here today — our vibrant and inspirational community!

Standing at the cusp of Internet-adulthood, it’s always enjoyable to look back and embrace the carefree days of our artistic youth. This year, while adult coloring books are flying off the shelves nearly faster than fiction, what better way to unwind than celebrating with some coloring of your own? Using the Paint Bucket Tool in your favorite image-editing software, download our template and find inspiration and serenity in the swirling shapes.


  1. Download the coloring template.
  2. Use the Paint Bucket Tool in the image editing software of your choice to fill in shapes that reveal scenes hidden in the line art. Use solid colors only. No shading, texturing, or gradients.
  3. Feel free to rotate the canvas (90º, 180º, 270º, etc.) to better suit your creativity.
Examples To Get You Started

Examples To Get You Started



  • The 16th Birthday Coloring Challenge is open to all DeviantArt members.
  • Submit as many coloring templates as you’d like.
  • Upload your finished work as a deviation to: Community Projects > Holidays > 2016 > 16th Birthday Coloring Challenge.
  • Use the deviation description to tag other deviants you want to participate in the Coloring Challenge.
  • All submissions must adhere to DeviantArt’s normal Terms of Service and Etiquette standards.
About the Template Creator

About the Template Creator

Born and raised in Mexico by Uruguayan and Chilean parents, Patricio Betteo (betteo), has been a pillar of the DeviantArt community for over 9 years.

As evidenced in illustrations for magazines and children’s books, Betteo’s art contains splashes of color that reflect the thought-provoking whimsy that inspired him down the path towards art. Comics and painting are the “non-lucrative side missions” in his art life. He also enjoys juggling and likes to eat the cores of apples.

Buy One, Get One Free, Core Membership

Buy One, Get One Free, Core Membership

As part of our Birthday Celebration, from now until August 11, 2016, when you buy a three-month Core Membership, you’ll get an extra three months added to your Membership for free!

Not only will you enjoy the many benefits that come with being a Core Member – like browsing ad-free and staying up-to-date with live notifications – but you’ll also be aiding a site that inspires and influences so many.

Buy One, Get One FREE!

Build the Future

You are funding DeviantArt and the community thanks you!

No Ads*

Advertising-free use of DeviantArt

The “Core” Symbol

Your username will include the coveted Core Symbol

Option to Change Your Username

Hassle-free conversion of your account to a new name

Discount on Prints Purchases

Get a 10% discount

Beta-test New Features

The option to be a beta-tester and try features first

Set Your Own Prices

Set the sale price on your prints for higher royalties

No Commitment

Cancel rebilling at any time

DeviantArt’s 16th Birthday Badge

DeviantArt’s 16th Birthday Badge

Deviants who participate in the 16th Birthday Coloring Challenge by uploading their finished template to the correct category will be awarded the coveted 16th Birthday Badge!

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I want a badge

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Is there any chance I might still get the badge? Pretty please?

For dA's Sweet Sixteen From BeeKay84 With Love
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Uravity-SenseiStudent Traditional Artist

Lmfao, sometimes I feel like I am aging with DeviantArt because I am 16 now. XD

I've been on here since I was 14 and slowly accumlated the 14, 15, and I guess now the 16 badges.

Edit: I just realized that I can't get this badge because Eclipse altered settings. :/

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I want a badge

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16 years of deviant?

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Nice thing for 16 years. Wow!

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I want a badge

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I want a badge

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Happy Birthday oh boy late again ^^;
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warrior-bearStudent Digital Artist
Oh yeah baby !
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Happy birthday again again XD
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Happy birthday and here's my spin on the template

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I might be 4 years late but I'll get you soon my precious badge just you wait >:3 and happy late birthday deviantart uwu

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