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Sentry DTE MYO Event (CLOSED)
UPDATE:
THIS EVENT HAS ENDED!
Thank you SO much for the overwhelming positive response! This was our first event, and we have a lot more planned for this species. Please stay tuned for the winners of the event in a future journal! Winners will be announced tomorrow!

that's right folks, you heard it right! welcome to the first ever sentry-cloud MYO event!!!
RULES
- there will be three six winners! each of them will get their sentry made official for free!
- each person can create 2 entries! only one of them can win though!
- your designs will not be based on your style or skill. the winners will be chosen simply based on creativity, thought and the overall aesthetic of your design!
- please submit your entries to the right folder in the group: https://www.deviantart.com/sentry-cloud/gallery/67724749/myo-contest-2018-entries
- for every 50 people that join, another winner will be added!
- worker sentries o
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Eclipse Change Log: November 28, 2018

Thank you for your continued feedback and bug reports on DeviantArt Eclipse!

Our team has been working on customization and personalization options and we have brainstorming sessions planned where we’ll be further discussing how you’ll be able to customize and personalize your profile in Eclipse. We’ve been gathering and sorting your feedback, including the top ways you use Custom Box, and we’ll be reviewing it in these brainstorm sessions. We will have more to share soon!

In the meantime, we’re still working on other customization features already in the design stages, including editing your bio and custom cropping of your profile header art. We’ve seen some creative ways people are featuring single deviations on their profile (for example, see @ellysiumn and @katy-l-wood’s profiles), and we’re working on the ability to more-easily feature a single deviation on your profile.

Here’s this week’s change log!

Change Log

Header art quality on profiles has improved. If your header art is blurry, ensure that the original deviation is available as high resolution under “Display Options.” (Thanks, @queen-kitty, @titusweiss, @kaleidechse, @battlefairies, @yuukon, and several others who brought this up!)Fixed issues where typing in a URL in a Journals, comment, or Status Update would display the URL twice.Removed minimum character limit from Status Updates, allowing you to post a Status Update that just includes a deviation, gallery, video, or emoticon.You can now open and close Commissions from the individual Commission page.A “back to top” button added to galleries and browse pages.Badge pages are back!After posting a comment, the browser now scrolls to your comment.The toggle for Mature Content now reads “Show Mature Content” instead of “Mature Content” to prevent confusion. (Thanks for the tip, @rotane and @uszatyarbuz!)Fixed issue where tooltips would not display when hovering over the Add Deviation/Gallery/Video/Emoticon buttons on Comments, Journals, or Status Updates.Fixed issue where the “Send Note” button on profiles would open a new note with no recipient. (Thanks for spotting, @nominee84 and @mrs-durden!)Fixed issue where literature Daily Deviations displayed title twice. (Good catch, @3wyl!)The header image for Commissions is now centered.Updated the design of the “I’m open for commissions” button to make it look more prominent and clickable.Fixed issue where bolded text in comments would appear as a different color but not bold.After clearing out your notifications, the “no notifications here right now” message would be misaligned. (Thanks, @starlighthawk, @ikazon, and @sweetchimera!)Various other smaller bug fixes and changes.

Keep Sharing Your Feedback!

Submit a bug or feature request Submit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse

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DA removed My pics to stay Advertiser Friendly
Hello guys! 
It's me again. Sorry I took so long to post this journal, but I wanted to take some time in order to defuse, and to think about the whole situation. Truth is, I'm still mad at DeviantArt. Let me explain why: I'll try and describe everything from the start, so that newcomers can understand what's going on.
A couple of months back I wrote an Open Letter to DeviantArt. You can read it over HERE.
In it, I openly asked why my artwork was being targeted and removed from the website, even after I marked it as NSFW. The pose of the character I had drawn was suggestive, but did not include a sexual act. Long story short, a DA mod apologized in the comments after the post gained a bit of traction (previous attempts to contact someone in charge in private had proven fruitless), and the artwork was put back up. It suffered quite a lot from not being visible during the first ho
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Thank You for Your Feedback on Eclipse!

Last week, we announced the Beta launch of DeviantArt Eclipse — a completely redesigned version of DeviantArt that puts more emphasis on artists and their art. As a Beta release, Eclipse is still under development and only available to a small portion of the DeviantArt community. We use the Beta release to gather feedback that allows us to closely analyze deviant engagement and sentiment.

Over 4,000 deviants have already tried Eclipse and many have shared their invaluable and much-appreciated feedback. We’ve received nearly 1,700 individual Eclipse feedback reports — including 407 bug reports, 532 feature requests, and 748 pieces of general commentary. Our team has read through and triaged over 60% of these reports and has a goal of completing all of them in the coming week. Thank you to every deviant who has taken the time to share feedback. Whether you’re someone who provided a few words or several paragraphs of candid response, we appreciate the passion you have for helping us ensure Eclipse will meet the needs of our diverse community.

This Is Just the Beginning of Eclipse

As with most Beta releases, we launched Eclipse knowing there were bugs and highlighted a handful of the most obvious in our release journal. We wanted to release sooner than later so we can begin this journey together – gathering feedback and insights and applying it into our development, fixes, and improvements. Plus, as Beta Testers, this is what you signed up for! We need your deviant-expertise to help identify bugs everything from baby bugs to elusive, exotic bugs.

Based on feedback, it’s clear there are certain areas of Eclipse that are leaps and bounds ahead of the “green site.” It’s also clear there are some things that need to be improved. We expected this and continue to welcome your feedback — the good and the bad. We’re in this together and want to hear from deviants every step of the way.

We're Exploring More Ways To Customize Your Profile

Eclipse provides new ways to personalize your Profile, including the ability to select Header Art for your page, linking to your social media platforms, and stating your commission status. However, with the removal of Custom Box, we heard, loud and clear, that deviants want more options to display content.We’re also in the process of exploring other ways you can customize your Profile.We’ll be sharing tips and varied examples of ways you can really customize Profiles. In the meantime, here’s one example of how @katy-l-wood is testing Eclipse’s current abilities to enhance her Profile.
Many deviants asked for the ability to showcase a single deviation on your profile. This is something we are already working on. We’d also like to clarify that, for the foreseeable future, Custom Boxes within Groups will remain as they are. Groups will eventually be redesigned with Eclipse in mind, but that process won’t be complete for many months. We’ll provide advance notice about any removal of Custom Boxes in Groups.

Addressing Your Other Top Concerns

The new Feedback allows easy viewability of your most recent and unread notifications; however, we’ve seen concerns about Feedback needing improvement as a whole. For example, deviants report it’s cumbersome to remove notifications and it’s hard to remove notifications in bulk. We’ll be making the “remove” button more accessible so that you can one-click remove (or one-click save) just as you could on the “green site.” We’re still reviewing the experience of mass removing feedback and hope to have updates soon.We are currently working on issues regarding Header Art and avatars – specifically, their size and quality. Icon codes and plz accounts will be coming soon to Eclipse. :iconlaplz:The new text editor makes it easy to write Literature, with the option to add formatting and illustrations to your work. That said, the Literature experience in Eclipse is still a work in progress. As we mentioned in the Beta journal, using Literature and journal thumbnails is not yet finished. Literature thumbnails in the sidebar (under “More Like This”) are also not yet finished.Improving the display of Literature thumbnails is something our Product and UX teams are already actively working on improving.Having a “Show More” link on deviation descriptions and comments allows for a cleaner viewing experience; however, based on feedback, we've removed "Show More" from deviation descriptions and comments.While search in Gallery, Favourites, and Journals didn’t make it into the Beta version of Eclipse, it’s our aim to bring this functionality to Eclipse.Several deviants brought up that the ability to include thumbs by pasting a URL (or thumb code) is not currently possible. We mentioned this in the original announcement, but we want to reiterate this is not working as intended and will be implemented in the future.

Of course, this isn’t a complete list. It represents our first step at addressing some of your top concerns and we’ll be sharing more responses and updates — including bug fixes — in the weeks ahead.

Keep it Coming!

In the release process, things are constantly evolving as we gain insights and implement updates. Please keep in mind these updates can take time to get used to. As you continue to explore Eclipse, share your thoughts and concerns through the Eclipse overall feedback or bug report/feature request forms. While we encourage general discussion in the journal comments, using the official form allows us to triage and act on feedback in a quicker, more manageable way.

We also want to give a shout-out to the amazing deviants who’ve produced really thorough Eclipse reviews:

Re: Eclipse by @rotane Eclipse by @katy-l-wood Review of Eclipse + Suggestions @nominee84 @senshistock’s video and documentEclipse Glimpse and Thoughts by @lexidus @taitrochelle’s videoMy Deviation Submission Journey in Eclipse PLUS by @ilantiis My Thoughts on the New Watch/Feedback System by @iingo Eclipse: WhatIsRight, WhatIsNot, HowToFixIt @ashclad-shade

Again, thank you to everyone! With your feedback, we’ve filed numerous bugs and our developers are working on them continually.

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Design me an OC duo contest (1k prize)
I finally came up with the perfect contest idea 
this idea is gonna be challenging but i really wanna see your guys's ideas!
the concept this time is;
design me an oc duo (2 ocs that go along with each other) without just reverting colors/patterns 
ive been dying to see a duo done well without just reverting the colors/contrasting colors (like ones black and ones white) you can give em similar face shapes or similar outfits but i want each character to be unique but you can still tell they go together. (they can be siblings or a couple but PLEASE tell me which you draw them as)
now im not saying you cant have a white and brown piebald oc with an all black oc but please....
PLEASE put effort into it!
im allowing plenty of extensions this time so please dont rush and ofc lmk if life gets in the way just dont slap on 5 different excuses if you just lacked motivation, just be honest with me man be like "hey i couldnt think of an idea i could properly make so i got frustrated and
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My version of DeviantART Eclipse
The moment I tested DeviantART Eclipse, I was dissapointed as a result. 
My main reasons are presented in this journal.

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 The site should promote the art of the people who pay more compared to how it's been promoted now.
Bullet; Green Access to all of the
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What are my thoughts on DeviantART Eclipse?
Eclipse is a disaster! I didn't test it, because I don't know how it works, but most users are dissatisfied with the new schedule they made. Looking at the screenshots they provided, and polls from other users it speaks enough that it's a mistake. Most gadgets the old site has don't exist. Everything is big, unorganized, chaotic and cumbersome. It looks like an Internet version of Windows 10 that Microsoft launched on the market three years ago. There is no way I'm going to use a newer version of the site you provided for us. If you are launching this, many professional illustrators will leave. The site will end in the same way YouTube ended five years ago. It's gross! It looks like Art station. It's not friendly at all. Take a look at this screenshot to see how our galleries will look in the future. I wrote a suggestion, by the way. Please, share this. (https://deviantart.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360019928994-Why-go-LIVE-with-an-UNFINISHED-site-) Good luck!
Join
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For The Beauty of The Trees
What Do Trees Mean For You?

I've been thinking extra about trees again lately.  If I happen to be on foot in what's turned to rather cold weather, or *riding* in a car and at a stop light, I just stop and marvel at them. When the weather is mild I walk among them and sit beneath them. I soak in their essence knowing I am not taking their energy, rather I am basking in it, sharing in it, sharing in a profound energy that they themselves are sharing with the Universe, themselves.  Trees, for me, are a greater part of Nature, where I feel my Spirituality, and feel at One with Life around me.

Trees fascinate me, when I realize what teeny seeds, and relatively small other seeds they come from, considering the gigantic size so many can become. And yet, I feel they retain a humbleness, in spite of this amazement. Some of them take many decades to become so huge, too. And if you're from the land of "The Trees of Mystery" as I am, you can't
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[OPEN] DRAW MY OC CONTEST 2019 [USD200+art]
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One more year, one more contest!

January 23rd is my birthday, and it's coming quick. Getting art of my characters is something I absolutely love, and one way to be sure I'll get it is by making this annual contest heheh. 
There will be money, art
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Eclipse, toxic community and why we can do better
Last edit I'm making to this, and I'm leaving this right at the top in bold letters. I don't have anything at all to do with designing, building, otherwise producing or rolling out Eclipse. If you have feedback to offer, features to request or bugs to report, please do that through the feedback forms provided for beta testers, or at least get in touch with staff members who are actively involved with building and releasing Eclipse (there are a couple of links in the journal below). Your explanations of all the things you think should be different about Eclipse, DA in general or the weather aren't going to go anywhere constructive or useful if you leave them in a comment here. There are channels provided specifically for that kind of feedback (OK, not the stuff about the weather) so please use them. Thanks!
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Edit (again): Hi, I'm Tanya and I edit my journals twice in one day. Just a quick update to share
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[WINNERS]RAFFLE!! Thank you 2k+ watchers and MORE
WINNERS!!!
Congratulations to the winners and thank you everybody for joining~~ ; w ;
I'll be sending out a note to the winners! Please reply within 42hours~^^
It's a bit sad that I could only choose 10 winners, but I hope I can open more raffles in the future!!
THANK YOU AGAIN <333
Pastel Yellow Star Bullet Bust up sketches Pastel Yellow Star Bullet 
1. 87 hiamie
2. 109 XxBlackundWhitexX
3. 84 sylueon
4. 28 AllstarMS
5. 91 uijiu
6. 117 Hannibaru
7. 116 cakebon
8. 78 LiliCharm
9. 36 Yukina-Chi
 Pastel Yellow Star Bullet Peawii Pastel Yellow Star Bullet
10. 29 Haru-n
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EDIT! Raffle is now closed!
Thank you everybody for entering~!!^^
I'll be drawing the winners as soon as I get the list sorted out~
No faves/journals etc will count after this point~!
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LADY's Annual Christmas Plushie Giveaway!!
Hohoho, here we go!!
My final commissions are at the half-way point now!!
While I've been working, my free time is spent looking through these comments :love: So many captivating OCs and characters I've never seen before 0v0
After my last projects are out in the mail... the sky is the limit to what happens next ;D 

For now though... I have a quick post for my Annual Christmas Plushie Giveaway!!

~Chibi Plushie Raffle Details~
This year, I’m planning on giving away 4 different plushies to 4 different winners!!
Two will be Random, two will be my choice : 3
Like always, for this Christmas Giveaway, it's
Open-Fandom
meaning:
You can choose any Human-type character from any series!!
It can be someone from Ma
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New art site?? [idea]
EDIT: 
So since this project has gone way further than this journal i will likely be making a new journal update with the site progress!! 
FOR NOW!! we have a mascot officially!! Canvas the Dragon!
here's some fanart by some awesome artists <33
     
Check out out domain now too!! https://comments.deviantart.com/1/773290583/4674858365
EDIT 3: The site has an official name now artri.se as suggested and agreed upon within the Discord!! 
PokeMutt has made a really nice early mock up of the site, THANK YOU so much <33
https://comments.deviantart.com/1/773290583/4669430379
As for things we will for sure be implementing in the future of the site:
>a groups feature
>forums of some kind
>detailed nsfw filters
>custom croppable thumbs
>a sta.sh like feature
Things that wont
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Pimps and Whoas - Nov. 30, 2018

News from the Team
:bulletorange: Eclipse Change Log: November 21, 2018
:bulletorange: Eclipse Change Log: November 28, 2018
:bulletorange: Share the Harvest: A Recap
:bulletorange: Thank You for Your Feedback on Eclipse!
:bulletorange: Thursday Prompt: My Youth is Yours
:bulletorange: Community Volunteer Openings
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Sonic the hedgehog Movie..
Why I think the Sonic movie is going to fail. 
1.) The creators of the film are not listening to anyone's feedback not even from Sega them selfs. They are pushing so hard for a realistic sonic despite knowing the design looks horrible.
2.) They didn’t even care to research what makes sonic iconic. His shoes are a part of what identifies him. His shoes didn't need an update or to feel like part of our world. They are supposed to be symbols/trademarks on their own. Everyone, even people that hate sonic knows sonic's iconic shoes. Random boring red sneakers without socks looks kinda bad.
3.) The poster looks horrible. The pose looks so stiff, not energetic and the body looks creepy. He looks like a chimp wearing a mascot head. 
4.) Sonic isn't the main focus. It's mostly about this new cop character and Sonic is just a 3rd wheel thrown in the mix.
5.) The second teaser poster looks horrible. Pers
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Future Art of Always and Today(XIV)
Hello everyone!Hi!
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I want to pay tribute to the great artists, and their works both past and present,
all are wonderful and impressive, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.Heart










The power of love by Ellysiumn
Beyond the bridge by Ellysiumn
Veil Weaver by Pendragon-Arts
Witch Crafts by DigitalDreams-Art
Halloween Girl in Blue by TinyTruc
Rosaldi, Sleeping Beauty_adv by Tsvetka
Mother Nature by charmedy
The Coven by charmedy
Guardians by panjoool
Babylon Fallen by Inna-Vjuzhanina
I'll Never Love Again by Iardacil
Tell a Story II by Wesley-Souza
Blood and Roses by Pendragon-Arts
Blue mountains by ElenaDudina
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Top 5 lists of SpongeBob Season 11
So with the release of Squirrel Jelly & Pull the String it seems that every single episode of SpongeBob season 11 has been released, and it's... certainly been an interesting one. We've had Patrick becoming both a horse and an old man. We've had a group of hippies free load in Mr. Krabs' soup. We've had SpongeBob hallucinate a giant invisible hamster, and a lot more, certainly making this an interesting season to say the least.
I thought that it'd be fun to make my top 5 and my bottom 5, because I don't really remember every single episode back to back and I'm not really tempted to marathon view the entire season through right away. But because this season has been a special brand of... weird, I thought that I'd also point out the top 5 weirdest episodes of season 11, for people who want to get the season 11 experience without watching through every single episode.
Let's start with the Top 5 weirdest episodes of season 11
Number 5: Pat the Horse
In th
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Love is a four letter word
Off the North East coast of England lies a small island know as Lindisfarne, or Holy Island. It is a tidal island connected to the mainland by a causeway that floods at high tide but is safe to cross at low tide. It is a place of pilgrimage for many. I have said before that I am not a particularly religious person but that I do try to live my life in the best way possible. That is full of love for my fellow man, respect for others, consideration, fun and adventure. I do respect places like Lindisfarne though. Founded on Christian beliefs it is still, I have to say, quite a spiritual place to find yourself. The fact that it does get cut off from the mainland does add something to this feeling I must say. If the tide times are right you can get onto the island in the early morning and find yourself stranded there for hours until the next low tide. Don't misunderstand me though. This is not a desert island. It has a village and a small community of about 180 people. It has a hotel and pub
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How To Give/Take Constructive Criticism
Heyo everyone!
I wanted to make a quick journal about this since it's kind of a vital part of being an artist, professional or amateur. We all need to know how to take criticism and how to give it, and I believe I know a bit about it, so why not share what I've learned, right?
Bottom line, don't be a Sith lord. Don't deal in absolutes. A comment on a piece of artwork saying "I hate this" or "this is awful" is not constructive, or any piece of real criticism. The same can be said for comments like "I love this!" or "this is awesome!" While that's lovely to hear, it does not contribute much to actual growth (but can be helpful for self esteem, haha).
If one wants to give real criticism or constructive advice, my advice is to take a moment and think about what you like or don't like about a piece. Compare it in your mind to another piece that may have done something better.
For example, if I were giving a quick critique of one of my own pieces, say, this one:
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Eclipse: The Destruction of DeviantArt
Dear all,
Well, there have been many many many journals posted in the past weeks regarding Eclipse. I think it's safe to say lots of people have gone mental, and the site has sort of imploded with freak outs. I realised I haven't actually openly talked about Eclipse yet. I made a poll to see if you guys liked it, but that's about it. 
I don't want to repeat what others have already said more eloquently than I could. I'd recommend reading my partner in crime, Tanya's, recent journal: Eclipse, toxic community and why we can do better
I'm just gonna be really practical for two-seconds. Think about it this way. Whether you have a valid point or not, nobody is going to listen to the person running around in the streets yelling it's the end of the world. Heck, maybe it is the end of the world, but that lady running in the streets screaming it is just gonna be dub
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Free Plush Raffle #4
Here we are back again!!
I have some free time after the 10th all the way through till Feb so I feel comfortable hosting yet another of these!
Plush raffle # 2s plush is mostly done and the winners of # 3 have been contacted >w< <3
:star:What prize(s) are there? and what are the details?:star:
There is only 1 prize. I wish I could offer more but considering I work 30+ hour weeks I can only afford one at a time!
  
Plush Raffle #1 plush:

It will be a plush up to 8 inches tall.
The plush will more likely be a CHIBI plush, but can be discussed!
It will be made with Minky fabric and if needed Faux fur! With applique features!( I do not own an embroidery machine)
PLEASE NOTE: I do not do humanoid characters! So please think of this when entering, if youre not sure, post your character in your comment and
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What to do with your insecurities as an artist.


Openly showing our insecurities seems to be trending and it’s good that more and more people are sharing their struggles! I won’t be lying when I tell you I get people approach me nearly every day, expressing their insecurity in their work and seemingly unreachable goals for their career. They’ll ask me to look at their work and I’ll help them lift their spirit. I tell them that we all started somewhere and all we can do is work hard and see ourselves grow over time and that their work has potential.
Yet the more I do this, the more I realize that simply having someone’s spirit lifted doesn’t help them, it’s not the answer, it’s merely a band-aid to the real problem. 
Let me start off by saying that artistic insecurity comes at all levels, from beginners, to people in the middle of their careers, to seasoned artists. The only difference that may be seen in the latter, is how we deal with it. Artist
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