I am sure most of you have come across this - a picture taken off the net and uploaded as a deviation here in dA. Most times, the deviant claims it as their own art, rejecting all evidences to the contrary, until dA takes it down. You have seen that, yes? At times, it appears that the deviant is not deliberately stealing art, but is acting in ignorance that such an act is copyright infringement.
This disturbing trend has recently become evident in submissions to our group's galley. Where it is obviously taken from the net, or from another dA account (because I have seen it!), it is declined with a comment that stolen art is not acceptable in
We've had a great Valentine's Day contest over at kittywub (https://www.deviantart.com/kittywub)! Here are our winners:
1st Place - ~RaisloverSakura (https://www.deviantart.com/raisloversakura) with :thumb353148218:
2nd Place - :iconkerodragons: with :thumb212825512:
3rd Place - :iconmountaininspirations: with :thumb350284612:
Thanks to everyone who [participated and voted! And a big thanks to my co-founder, :iconLillith8810:, for doing such a great job running the group and with this contest. :hug:
We'll be hosting a deviantART Print Gallery featuring work by deviants from all over the United Kingdom. Come support your peers!
Posted on February 19, 2013
Join us for a Seattle deviantMEET!
Seattle deviants! We're heading to the Emerald City and you're invited to celebrate with us!
Space Needle by *porbital
Our first deviantMEET in Seattle, WA!
Come meet and mingle with deviantART staff and fellow deviants at the Pratt Fine Arts Center. We'll be creating art together -- sketch with us, take photos, collaborate on a story, participate in a screenprinting workshop, and more. But mainly, have fun and hang out!
Pratt Fine Arts
UPDATE 2-12-13: Only 3 more days!!! If you guys didn't see it in the last update we are giving out a total of 800 points now instead of 400! Hurry and get your submissions in :D but make sure you follow the rules below or it won't count!!
Hello Kittywub Members!
We are holding a Valentine's Day contest. All members are welcome to participate, and this contest is open to all art mediums :) Please submit contest deviations into the "Valentine's Day Contest" folder. At the end of the contest ~Mistshadow2k4 (https://www.deviantart.com/mistshadow2k4) and :iconlillith8810: will choose the top 15 submissions to put in a poll for members to vote on. The poll will be hosted by :devMists
I remember lying in my hospital bed at the physical rehabilitation facility, far too many years ago, staring at a picture of a little girl. Someone had brought it in for me, though I didn't remember who or why. In the picture she was wearing shorts, and leaning to feed bread to the ducks gathered around her. I stared at the little girl's legs and cried. She was beautiful.
"I broke you," I whispered to her. "I'm so sorry I broke you. I never meant to. Please, forgive me." And she did, of course. But I'm not sure if that made it better or worse.
There was a poet staying in the room next to me. He was a brain trauma patient, unlike me. For so