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Celebrating 18 Years of DeviantArt!

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 11:00 PM
Lineart1 by dtab428It's DeviantArt's 18th Birthday, and we want to celebrate with you. Check out our festive challenge and Artist Evolution Spotlight to see how you can get involved AND how to get our special Birthday Badge!


On August 7th, eighteen years ago, DeviantArt opened its digital doors to bring artists and art enthusiasts from around the globe together. From that day forward, we set out to entertain, inspire, and empower the artist in all of us. No matter where you are on your artistic journey — whether you joined 18 minutes, months, or years ago — we're proud to be part of your Internet life and can't wait to see what the next eighteen years bring!

As DeviantArt steps into adulthood, a much-anticipated site redesign can be seen on the horizon. Approached with much consideration, the redesign seeks to improve the DeviantArt experience and modernize the platform,  while also paving the way for future plans. Stay tuned for more details.

In the meantime, pull up a chair, join the party, and don't forget to make a wish as we blow out the candles!

18th Birthday Line Art Challenge

To celebrate DeviantArt's 18th birthday, we invite you to add some much-needed color to a line art template! Choose whatever medium or method you'd like to complete your masterpiece, and prepare to unlock its hidden potential.

How to Participate
  • Download the line art template.
  • Do not resize, rotate, flip, or alter the template in any way.
  • Transform the template into a new, finished piece of art by applying color and/or other designs.
  • Submit your finished piece to DeviantArt Related > DeviantArt Birthday > 18th Birthday.

18th Birthday Badge

It's a storied tradition for DeviantArt to award Profile badges on our birthday, and this year is no exception! Simply upload your completed work of art to the correct category and the coveted 18th Birthday Badge will be yours to keep!

DeviantArt staff may remove a badge if a deviant's contribution doesn't demonstrate the true spirit of our community.

Things to Know

  • The 18th Birthday Line Art Challenge is open to all deviants.
  • Submit as many line art works as you'd like.
  • Use the deviation description to tag other deviants you'd like to see want to participate in the Birthday Challenge.
  • All submissions must adhere to DeviantArt's Terms of Service and Etiquette standards.

DeviantArt's birthday allows us the time and space to celebrate our accomplishments, while also focusing on things that matter the most.

With our upcoming site redesign, DeviantArt is excited to continue growing with our artists. We look forward to supporting the community in new ways, as deviants continue to excel and inspire with every piece of art they make.

Artist Evolution

Nine longtime deviants share how they've progressed from their early days on DeviantArt.  Read their stories and share your own!

It's DeviantArt’s 18th birthday and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our festive Line Art Challenge, Artist Evolution Spotlight, and learn how to get our special Birthday Badge!

╰( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )つ──🎨*:・゚
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Deshawnthesketcher Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
i was too late wasn't I? Oh well, happy SUPER LATE birthday?!?!?!?
Sootness Featured By Owner 2 days ago
No, you are not to late :) To get the badge you have to paint the template and submit it to the right category :)
Alexxxa4 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
sonaze01 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
If you are thinking commenting is how you get the badge, you're under a false assumption. If you are commenting / about to because of what rutilated-quarz said, they were wrong. That is not how this one works.

If you want the badge, the only way to get it is if you submit the deviation into the birthday category.

No, it is not too late to get the badge. There isn't a deadline for the badge, all you have to do is the template and submit.
For more versions of the templates, visit here. 

~Party 18 birthday badge Icon Party~
Satanizmihomedog Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
O 3 o
watermingo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tiamatnightmare Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018
Hug Happy Halloween 
DeediStar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
XenoMorphicDaisys Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy late birthday
rutilated-quarz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
admit it - youre commenting on this to get the badge ;3 although, happy couple-months late b-day deviantart!
sonaze01 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
However, that's not how it works. You'd actually have to submit a deviation in the category.
rutilated-quarz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah is it? the guide i was reading said comments. Oh, well.
sonaze01 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
You might be thinking of something else. It rings a bell that you'd comment on something to get a badge. 
Anyway, you can still get the '18 badge, though. You'd just have to submit it in the category. It's been said that there's no set deadline to getting this badge.
XenoMorphicDaisys Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty much XD,Happy birthday dA  lol
Exoviar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Professional Photographer
FlamePawTheCat1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
I’ll make one
WoolHeals Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  New Deviant
pool-of-trash Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
DeviantArt Heart 
KelimelerYeterli Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ranoomdvs Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  New Deviant
:happybounce: DeviantArt 
SaturnDrawsStuffYay Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool!
ParadisiacPicture Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Neyoba Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  New Deviant
OliverDaniel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
SageLoneWolf Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Axuric Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
NadiaDibaj Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Professional General Artist
ENILART Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Student General Artist
Kindnese Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday yet again deviantart! You are now an adult!
Arringtastic1992 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018   General Artist
Mysteryportal Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
xYcammyShypaiYx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Student Digital Artist
SNO7ART Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AspiringDreamCatcher Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Are we allow to outline the template?
SICKK4T Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
ArcaneMeissa Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
late but heres mine 
18th Birthday Line Art Challenge by ArcaneMeissa
LuckyNumber113 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Untitled by LuckyNumber113  Happy, happy birthday, dA! :)
jangirl83 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018
DA's 18th Birthday by jangirl83 A bit late, but happy birthday, DA!
MartyRossArts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My artwork for dA:
DeviantArt 18th birthday by MartyRossArts
Schlangenfrost Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday DeviantArt <3
Here is my participation work :)

18th Birthday [Line Art Challenge] by Schlangenfrost

HelianaJamai Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy 18th Birthday, dA! :love:

Happy 18th Birthday, dA! by HelianaJamai
Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all :heart:  may we have another 18 of those B-days :boogie:
SpoopyBirb Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You are an adult now DeviantArt! 
Happy 18th B-Day!
Caerulem Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
MsMeowtaKittyClaws Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hoppy 18th!
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