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deviantART's Birthday Scuzzle Game
    To kick off the celebrations for deviantART's 8th birthday (which is next week!), we've put together a brand new scuzzle for all you deviant sleuths to partake in. Put on your thinking caps, grab your magnifying glasses, and get ready for a good time.    Never heard of a scuzzle? It's a combination scavenger hunt and puzzle that involves both searching for clues and puzzling them together. (Information about our previously played scuzzle and its results can be found here and here.)    Crafty Creative team members have taken a photo of something awesometastic—something birthday related—and cut it up into 35 evenly-sized piece
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deviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate!
   Tweet August 7th, 2011 marks deviantART's 11th birthdAy, but in true devious style, we're taking a whole week to celebrate! Our original plans for Deviants Appreciation Day were so huge that there was no possible way to express our love for the community in a mere 24 hours. Instead, we've created Deviants Appreciation Week, and what better time to host a week's worth of community-oriented events than in the days leading up to our birthdAy? Each day this week, we have something special organized for you to participate in! Check out the schedule of events below to come party with us! In Skribble, our latest community contest, we challenge
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Our Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads
 Tweet    Our Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads Toward the end of April, deviantART released a community-wide news article that outlined and reaffirmed our stance against advertisements that auto-play audio, contain pop-ups or redirects, and promote virus or malware activity. Three months later, we'd like to provide an update on our efforts to block malicious advertising from running on the site. We're taking these concerns seriously DeviantART takes all concerns on this topic very seriously and immediately implemented a number of changes to reduce the chance those type of ads would get served by our ad partners. These initial steps w
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deviantART Holiday Headquarters 2011!
    Daily deal loading    Tweet    Email Save 20% on ALL Hats Starting at $12.00     Expires November 30, 2011 at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time. Save 20% on the Emoticon Complete Set     Expires November 29, 2011 at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time.     Holiday Gift Guide Find the perfect gift—for someone special or for yourself!     Page 1 | Page 2       Art Gifts       Starting at $1.99       Premium Membership       Starting at $4.95       Black Messenger Bag       $38.00       Photo Prints       Starting at $0.49       Fine Art Prints       Starting at  $19.99       Stocking Stuffers       $15.0
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Happy Birthday to--Wait, I'm being SUED??
As reported by our very own film monkey ElectrikPinkPirate (https://www.deviantart.com/electrikpinkpirate) :film: That's right boys and girls. "Happy Birthday" is a copyrighted song. AOL/Time-Warner owns it, bringing in about $2million in royalty payments every year, and they will continue to use and make some serious cash off this until the year 2030. Why do you think that annoying restaurant-esque 'happy-happy-birthday!' yada is more prevalent in films (and in actual restaurants) than the traditional melody we all sing at parties? Unless you have $10,000USD to fork over, you will not be using this song anytime soon. :cake: "Happy Birthday" is something not many people are aware of
Integrating Sketchfab in Journals
DeviantART is proud to announce a new partnership with 3D web publishing service, Sketchfab! Sketchfab, a leading platform to publish, share, and embed interactive 3D content, allows you to bring your 3D artwork to life in real-time without a plugin. Fella by AlphaPrimeSaviour (https://www.deviantart.com/alphaprimesaviour) Read Sketchfab's announcement Integrate 3D Models Into Your Journals Deviants can now embed 3D models into deviantART Journals using Sketchfab embeds.  DeviantART is always aiming to make content on the site more engaging and interactive, and this integration benefits both creators and those who enjoy browsing incredible content. Sketchfab is not just for the crea
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Verold Integration in Journals
We're proud to announce a new integration with Verold, a platform for artists to upload their 3D work and publish it to the Web. Verold's viewer is now integrated into deviantART Journals, giving you the ability to showcase your 3D art. Verold offers artists a number of tools to collaborate in real time on the Web, add textures, and set up 3D scenes. Verold also supports limited animation, letting you bring your character or scene to life. Verold's viewer works on most modern browsers without any plugins, as well as on modern mobile phones. Uploading Your 3D Art To Verold To get started, sign up for a Verold account and then upload your mo
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Neil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'
Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born. It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.' A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world. To celebrate the completion of 'A Calendar of Tales,' we're introducing a brand new Profile Page badge. Immerse yourself in a
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette
 Watch depthRADIUS Share |About|Previous Journal by techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic) There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through. Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point. His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney. Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recently worked on “Wreck It Ralph,” and has become active in the story department, where he
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The Make Ugly Contest
How To EnterSubmit EntryRulesView EntriesView Semi-finalistsView Winners13+ US Only Make Ugly. Get recognition. What's the ugliest truth about Big Tobacco? truth® wants to find out and you can help. DeviantART is calling for submissions of your ugliest monster, giant, mutant or undead art. Download the facts for inspiration and get in on the ugly action. Winners get cash prizes and will be included as a part of the truth® Artist Collective. The Facts Monster To draw public attention from the dangers of secondhand smoke in 1987, Big Tobacco thought they might try to "create a bigger monster (AIDs)." Undead 1 in 3 teens who begin s
Make Money Selling Premium Content
Sell Digital Downloads DeviantART allows you to make your high quality stock, photoshop files, tutorials, comics, fonts, pixel art, textures, adoptables, brushes, line art, and more available for download. Edit your deviation, set your price, and generate profits. Withdraw profits as cash, or make purchases on deviantART. How to Start To sell an existing deviation as a digital download, edit your piece and check the box for “Premium Content.” Upon saving, you’ll have the opportunity to review the usage licenses and set your price! We support the sale of everything from high-res image files or image sets to PSDs and zip file
News News News! - Do you like to get featured?
:star:Welcome creative majority! Now we are over 400 members!!!!! :clap: We really hope you like our group and that we will grow more and more! :huggle: Today I have some news for you:  :bulletyellow: new kind of feature?  :bulletgreen: new group rules and new folders?  :bulletblue: we need some people who likes to help! :bulletyellow: :bulletyellow: :bulletyellow: :bulletyellow: Feature! Until now we featured every month one artistbut now we like to change this! How do you think about a more active feature? - we had an idea! If you like to be singel featured here in a journal you have to favorite this journal and please write a comme
The Enduring Enigma of Collage
   February 21, 2013/by techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic) Watch depthRADIUS By techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic)    Collage is one of those art forms that immediately sets off heated debate about our most fundamental ideas and visceral feelings about the very essence of art itself. Turn of the century troublemakers Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso began enhancing their paintings with glued on bits of cut out fabric and other materials, thus neatly blurring the line between the art categories of painting and sculpture. They shifted the emphasis or “meaning” of their painted images beyond an attempted interpretation of the painted “text” to thinking about
Merry Christmas
It's a little bit early but I wish you all a merry christmas :huggle: ~christmastreeplz (https://www.deviantart.com/christmastreeplz) :santa: :rudolph: :w00t: :iconalex-blaszczynski: The-Average-Alex (https://www.deviantart.com/the-average-alex) gave me an early christmas-present - a 12 month premium membership :huggle: :thumb314787169: :thumb314757050: :thumb310762745: :thumb335616404: :thumb319766206: :thumb273541811: :thumb320870723: :thumb172644775: . . . and some great works with my stocks: :thumb343462135: :thumb343253790: :thumb342982360: :thumb343043467: :thumb342053207: :thumb341907622: :thumb341972008: :thumb341677541: :thumb341627610: :thumb341270968: :thumb341177545: :thumb341301829: :thumb33974158
Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a Group
    December 7, 2012by techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic)Realm-of-Fantasy (https://www.deviantart.com/realm-of-fantasy) →   Realm of Fantasy  The Anatomy of a Group   The grey dressby *sakimichan The special kind of dedication, spirit and discipline devoted to the assembly and construction of a successful Group within the vast technicolor ocean of artworks, artists and art appreciators that is deviantART might very well be the experiential epitome of what it is to be a part of the deviantART journey. From the very first conception, through the ten thousandth practical step, alltheoriginalnames (https://www.deviantart.com/alltheoriginalnames) and his cadre of steadfast partners in artful curation have built a virtual sanctuary of the
Dessert Of Your Dreams
  Having ItBoth Ways Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.    The Grinch    by ArteDiAmore (https://www.deviantart.com/artediamore) Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the d
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Witch Sorceress Enchantress
`techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic) by techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic)  The Witchas Multifaceted Icon Throughout history artists of every discipline have been fascinated, inspired and transfixed at every historical stage of the shifting perceptions of the “Witch” in any given time or society.  The seams within every page of every chapter written against or in defense of the witch have been alternatively filled with oppressive sexism, blind eyed religious bigotry, occult doctrine, fevered and forbidden lustful sexuality, misplaced fear, and reams of wide eyed superstition. Consequently, the colors, and lines within every stroke upon every canvas and visceral de
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Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps
`techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic) by techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic)   "Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade ro
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Gratitude
   November 21, 2012   I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community. When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.    Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding fo
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Odyssey II with Clive Barker
FAQ Chapters Submit Browse Group Chat    Collaborate, Publish, Write & Illustrate CliveBarker (https://www.deviantart.com/clivebarker) starts us off with the Prologue for Odyssey II and selects the submissions for the final books. The ultimate creative challenge to produce the ultimate deviantART book. All Guided with the Spectral Hand of Clive Barker.   Read More Every Friday Lit submissions for the current chapter close - Chosen chapter revealed on the following Monday. Every Monday Artwork submissions for the previously published chapter close - Chosen Artwork revealed that following Friday. Filmmaking/Animation and Poetry Submissions related to the developing s
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Username Changes Now Available
DeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time. For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types. How It Works Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership.  (The reason there is a "fee" ass
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The Great Valentine Exchange!
:heart: Love is in the air! Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and we're big on love here at deviantART! Whether it's the love of someone's gallery, the glomping of that friend who's always there for you, or the devotion you share with that special someone, February 14th is the perfect day to remind those around you how much they bring to your life. One of the great Valentine's Day traditions is giving and receiving heartfelt messages between friends, family, lovers, or even secret admirers. This year, we wanted to add digital deviance to the tradition by introducing the Great Valentine Exchange! :heart: How does it work? We've cr
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Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben Heine
   Artist on Fire:   The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine (https://www.deviantart.com/benheine)  `techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic)  by techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic) Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists  exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine (https://www.deviantart.com/benheine). In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,  he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines  and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries  and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romania and South Korea.
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The Magic Dust of Child Artists
`techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic) Sep 12, 2012 by techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic) When recently asked how his political candidate would explain certain positions taken during the  nomination process with contrary positions to be taken during the general election, the campaign chief  replied that stated political positions were “like an Etch A Sketch,”—meaning they could simply be  flipped over, erased and begun over from scratch.  Were it that adult life were as simple as a happy Etch A Sketch memory from childhood. (The campaign chief took heavy heat for his flippant, if truthful, statement.) The incident made  me wonder how many of us had early
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