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February Artist-in-Residence: TsaoShin
DeviantArt’s Artist-in-Residency program continues in February with @TsaoShin! Each month, an artist from the DeviantArt community will spend a week at DeviantArt headquarters to create a new piece of art. As they create, they’ll share useful information to help other artists in a number of ways, ranging from live Q&A sessions, to podcast episodes about their artistic process, and more. The program started in January, when RJ Palmer (aka @arvalis) visited DeviantArt headquarters for a week and created a stunning work of art based on the theme “kindred.” Through interviews, livestreams, and more, @arvalis was able to share his wisdom with those pursuing a creative field, and there’s still more content to come that we’re excited to share. Our second artist for the Artist-in-Residency program is Eric Proctor (aka @TsaoShin)! In his time as the Fan Art Community Volunteer, his passion and positive attitude have elevated the art form, while his tutorials and resources give back to fellow
Seniority: Recognizing Community Excellence
The Seniority program, a long-standing honor rewarding deviants for their contributions to the community, is being revamped. Read this team update to learn more about the program and what's to come! Twitter Facebook What is Seniority? Seniority has been a cornerstone of DeviantArt since its early years, given to deviants who have made their mark in one way or another—in many cases it was given to deviants who were recognizable contributors within their respective communities, in some cases it was given out of gratitude to former volunteers and staff members, and in a few cases it came tied with the Deviousness Award. Regardless of t
October is Coming: LENSTOBER CHALLENGE Time!
Welcome to October at AnimalsPlantsNature (! Here is what you can expect to see from us this month: Interviews with deviants who represent this category with beautiful artwork. Features to showcase some of the category's best deviations.Oh... And a PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE! More details on that below.We hope you're as excited for this as we are! Lenstober! What it is and how it works. This month we are embracing the spirit of the Inktober challenge with our own photography-inspired version... Lenstober! Each week we will release a new set of challenges taking us from October 1st all the way through October 31st. READ CAREFULLY and be sure to
CLOSED - All Hallow's Tales Contest 2019
This contest is CLOSED to entries! 11-3-19 Winners Announced! Entry Galleries: Prose Entries Poetry Entries This contest is generously sponsored by prize donors, @CRLiterature, and @communityrelations. Contest journal formatted for Eclipse. "Where should we be if no one tried to find out what lies beyond? Have you never wanted to look beyond the clouds and the stars, or to know what causes the trees to bud? And what changes the darkness into light? But if you talk like that, people call you crazy. Well, if I could discover just one of these things, what eternity is, for example, I wouldn't care if they did think I was crazy." - Frankenstein (film, 1931) "First of all, keep him out of the light, he hates bright light, especially sunlight, it'll kill him. Second, don't give him any water, not even to drink. But the most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight." - Gremlins (1984) "You
Seniority Announcement: October 2019
Seniority has been a cornerstone of DeviantArt since its early years, and is a community award given to deviants who have made their mark on the community. These outstanding deviants have been recognized for their level of interaction, helpfulness with others, kindness, sincerity, and many other traits. These deviants can be recognized by the medal icon that appears next to their username, and in 19 years, less than 2,000 deviants have received Seniority. The following five deviants, having shown a kindred spirit that has led to continued positive community interaction and involvement, are the most recent recipients of Seniority. Please join us in congratulating them! @LawrenceCornellPhoto In addition to being an excellent photographer and contributor to the photography community, @LawrenceCornellPhoto uses his time to benefit those around him, regularly leaving meaningful feedback on others' artwork and featuring other artists. @drachenmagier A highly active and positive force
Art History Week - We Need YOUR Article!!!
Art History Week Hello dear "article writers" (and readers ;P) of the near future!!! :la: projecteducate ( is happy to announce that TheGalleryOfEve ( is going to be hosting another much anticipated "Art History Week" from November 4th to November 8th, and GUESS WHAT??? ~failcatplz ( Your help writing articles for that week is needed, yayyy!!! :eager: :happybounce: :iconlawooplz: If you guys are new to the concept of Art History no worries, the most important thing you need to know is that we do not expect you to be professional traditional painters to be able to write an article, since our main focus during our Art History weeks at proje (
Announcing the DeviantArt Podcast
Welcome to the DeviantArt Podcast! We’re very excited to bring to you the first two episodes of The DeviantArt Podcast! On our new podcast, DeviantArt staff will share everything from interviews with your favorite artists to deep dives with DeviantArt executives on the philosophy behind site changes. The podcast will soon be available across all your favorite podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, but for now, the first two episodes can be found on YouTube, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and Libsyn. You can also subscribe to the RSS to make sure you never miss an update. Without further ado, here are the first two episodes. After you listen, we want to hear from you! What was your favorite behind-the-scenes tidbit? Are there any topics or segments you’d like to hear about? Let us know in the comments below! The DeviantArt Podcast | Episode 001: A Special Place Chief Creative Officer Justin Maller sits down to talk about plans for the DA Podcast and its future, upcoming
Traditional Art: Tools of Your Trade Week BEGINS!
Traditional Art: Tools of Your Trade WeekHello everyone, and welcome to projecteducate ('s latest Traditional Art Week! This time around, we're focusing on the theme of Tools of Your Trade, meaning our articles this week specifically tackle the techniques and tools that traditional artists use to make their artworks! From scratchboard to colored pencils, ink and watercolor, we've got a wide range of articles that we hope you enjoy! October14October18Traditional Art: Tools of Your Trade Week 14th Monday AM: Intro (this article!) by brennennn ( PM: An introduction to scratchboard by BeckyKidus ( 15th Tuesday AM: How to draw a realistic eye in 1
Holiday Card Project 2019!
The DeviantArt #HolidayCardProject returns for its 12th year! With the goal of bringing a little holiday cheer to patients in hospitals during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists and allows them to apply their artistic abilities to design and create meaningful, uplifting holiday greeting cards. The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. If you're looking for additional incentive, every deviant who mails in a card will be given a free one-month Core Membership as our thank you for participating. Last year, we received over 2,500 greeting cards from thousands of deviants from ov
Critmas 2019: Pre-Launch
The time is almost upon us for the 10th Annual Critmas celebration.  (That's not a misspelling - the Crit stands for Critique.) Last year was the biggest and craziest ever! WHAT IS CRITMAS? Critmas is an annual challenge of generosity to write at least 12 critiques between December 24 and January 6.  It's about giving the gift of feedback to our fellow deviants, it's fun, and there's prizes! Although traditionally the majority of participants are members of the literature community, ALL deviants are encouraged to join, and you can write your critiques for ANY deviation regardless of medium. And it's a team sport!  Any individual who write
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Explore More Art with Topics
We’re excited to introduce topics, a new way for you to browse and discover art connected to specific interests! Topics are a reflection of the skill in our community, featuring some of the best work DeviantArt has to offer. As we continue to develop DeviantArt Eclipse, we’re always thinking of ways we can keep art front and center – better ways to find artists, more deviations for you to favourite, as well as an improved experience on seeing the art you want to see. After countless hours of data, research, and collaboration, we’ve compiled the most featured subjects on DeviantArt to create topics. Topics easily let you view deviations that are most relevant to what you’re looking for within a given genre. Seeking some pixel art inspiration? Curious to see the community’s display of cosplay? Select a topic and find deviations fit to your specific search. Browse Topics The new topics feature is based on machine learning using curated content, meaning they will continue to evolve
Eclipse Change Log: February 6, 2020
This Change Log covers the past two weeks of changes, including the launch of Live Notifications, which just went live to all deviants! Live Notifications Now Available to All Deviants! Get notified the instant you have new activity! A few weeks ago, Live Notifications began rolling out to deviants. This feature is now available to all deviants! Learn More Say Hello to Our New Font, Devious Sans! We're excited to announce DeviantArt's new font, Devious Sans! You may have noticed that the font has changed across the site. Devious Sans is now the default font across DeviantArt Eclipse! Live Updating Notification Count Along with the Live Notifications update, the counter on the bell icon on your top navigation bar now updates live, without having to refresh the page. Next & Previous Buttons On Commissions, Polls, Status Updates When browsing through Commissions, Polls, and Status Updates on the front page or Watch, you can now use next and previous buttons to keep browsing through
Change Log: January 22, 2020
This change log includes updates from the past two weeks. This week, live notifications make their return to Eclipse! Stay Updated with Live Notifications Live notifications are now available in Eclipse -- allowing you to easily stay up to date and engaged with the community! This feature has been released to some deviants and will be released to everyone in the coming weeks. Read More Change Log On mobile web, comment pages that had an edit history would cause the page to be squished into two thin columns. Fixed issue where the list of Collections would not display more than 20 Collections when managing your collections. Various improvements were made to the design of the Feedback page on mobile web. The comments section of galleries and collections were missing a margin on mobile web. Poll pages were missing margins on mobile web. Fixed issue where ampersands appeared to be allowed in deviation titles, but were removed after submitting. Fixed various minor design issues on mobile
Stay Updated with Live Notifications
Update: live notifications are now available to all deviants in Eclipse – allowing you to easily stay up to date and engaged with the community! Get immediately notified any time a deviant interacts with you and your work. Any time you receive a comment, reply, mention, or other site activity, you’ll see a pop-up notification in the lower left corner of your browser. So whether you’re getting a new comment on your latest deviation or a llama from a new watcher, you’ll be in the know instantly! You can click on the notification and be directed to view the comment, send off a quick reply, reciprocate a llama – the possibilities are for you to explore! Customize your notifications to receive more of what you love! You can easily adjust your live notifications: Hover over the bell icon to access your Feedback notifications Click the "Live" button in the top right Use the toggle to turn live notifications on or off Select the types of notifications you'd like to receive, or uncheck the
Change Log: January 8, 2020
Happy 2020! Most of our team was on holiday break over the past few weeks, so we don't have too many updates to share this week. In this change log, we introduced a "less like this" feature that further personalizes your Recommended For You results. Show Less Like This With the new Recommended For You feature, your front page is now more personalized to you. Today, we've introduced a new function called "less like this" that allows you to further personalize your results. When you see a deviation that doesn't match your interests, select the "see less like this" option and Recommended For You will learn more about your tastes. Change Log On the new Stats feature, the publish date on deviations were sometimes off by 1 day. While viewing someone's status updates, the posts would stop loading after several pages were loaded. Fixed temporary issue where you could not create a poll or status update on Mobile Web. Various minor design improvements to Stats & Insights. Fixed bug where a
Portfolio Now Available for Core Members
Create a beautiful, new Portfolio featuring your DeviantArt Gallery in minutes! We’re excited to announce the beta version of our new Portfolio feature is here! Portfolio, powered by Wix, allows you to easily create and customize a beautiful portfolio site in just a few clicks. Sync your DeviantArt Gallery to create a portfolio that you can share with friends, family, potential clients, and more. The beta version of Portfolio is only accessible on DeviantArt Eclipse and is currently available exclusively to Core Members -- in advance of the rest of the DeviantArt community. Soon, Portfolio will be launched to all deviants. To get started, follow these steps: Using DeviantArt Eclipse, hover over your avatar and select “Create” next to Portfolio. A account is needed for Portfolio. If you already have a account that uses the same email address associated with your DeviantArt account, the two accounts will be synced. If you do not have a account, Portfolio
Eclipse Change Log: December 12, 2019
In this week's change log, we have a small handful of bug fixes and improvements as we continue with the larger features that are in development. Stay tuned for more, and keep the bug reports and feature requests coming! All Prints are 35% Off! In case you missed it: Prints shop orders are now 35% off when you spend $30 USD. More Deviations in Watch It's now a bit easier to browse deviations from deviants you watch. A second row of deviations have been added to Watch. Deviation Backgrounds for Green Theme A few weeks ago, we introduced dozens of new deviation backgrounds. These backgrounds now have a variation for the green theme as well! Change Log Deviation backgrounds now have green versions! The background color of Custom Boxes now has the ability to match the viewer's theme, if no background is selected. This is now default. A new pop-up modal that explains the benefits of Core Membership was added. Added arrows on the "My Content" section of stats to make it clearer which
Eclipse Change Log: November 27, 2019
In this week's change log, we have a small handful of bug fixes and improvements as we continue with the larger features that are in development. Stay tuned for more, and keep the bug reports and feature requests coming! Coming Soon to Eclipse: Stats & Insights We're excited to share that a new Stats & Insights feature is coming very soon to Eclipse! Dive into advanced metrics about you, your art, and your audience on DeviantArt. Change Log Added an "edit" button next to your tagline/real name for easy edit access. Clicking on a Deviation title in the Feedback dropdown would opens the Deviation page within the actual dropdown. Thumbnails in Watch would sometimes not be clickable on iPads. The "Add Media" option was not accessible on Mobile Web. Updated the design of hovering over art on the Daily Deviations page. The watch page would freeze in some rare cases of navigating between pages. Shrunk the size of header images on Journals on Mobile Web. Various minor design updates. Fixed
Eclipse Change Log: December 4, 2019
In this week's change log, we have a small handful of bug fixes and improvements as we continue with the larger features that are in development. Stay tuned for more, and keep the bug reports and feature requests coming! Core Membership is 50% Off! For a limited time, one-year Core Memberships are 50% off with no rebilling! Expires: December 6th, 2019 at 11:59 PM Pacific. Holiday Card Project 2019 Participate in the Holiday Card Project to receive a free one-month Core Membership! With the goal of bringing cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, DeviantArt's Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and invites them to design physical, uplifting holiday cards that are provided to hospital patients. Learn how you can help spread holiday cheer. Try the DeviantArt Stupid Powers Generator Baffling news of ordinary people with extraordinary "powers" circles the globe. With over 1 trillion randomly generated prompts to choose from, use DeviantArt's
Stats and Insights for Your Art, Profile, Audience
Unlock advanced metrics about you, your art, and your activity with the new Stats & Insights feature! Advanced Stats & Insights have arrived! Dive into details about your art, your audience, and your activity on DeviantArt—all from a page that only you can see. See which of your deviations are the most popular in the past week, month, or year, find out where in the world your Profile is being seen, and learn which devices people use to view your Profile. With even more stats and data soon on the way, you’ll continue to gain more perspective on your audience. Explore your reach and expand your horizons with the new Stats & Insights, only available on DeviantArt Eclipse. Overview Overview displays your data at-a-glance. See stat comparisons by week, month, or year. Discover how many unique visits your Profile gets, how many favourites you get, specific daily numbers, and more. Hover over specific dates for exact numbers. Please Note: Views only includes data from the Desktop and
The DA Eclipse feature contest
The contest's deaadline has been extended! Deadline: November, 10th, PST Time. Winners will be announced in November, 14th, PST Time. -------------------------------------------- Hello everyone! A new day, a new contest! For this contest, you will be asked to make a DA Eclipse journal feature! RULES You can use up to 3 different tags of your choice in order to do your feature. Please mention in your journal as an introduction which tag(s) you used for your feature.  You can feature any medium you want.    You can submit only 1 DA Eclipse feature for this contest. Only feature recent works from the last 6 months (so not works that are older than April, 1st) Only feature works that have less than 150 favourites.  Do not feature Daily Deviations.    You are allowed to feature a maximum of 20 deviations. But you can also do less.  Everything will be taken into consideration: from the title of your feature, to the tag(s) that you used
Catwalk Talk with RobinBerglund
This month's Catwalk Talk is going to be focusing on the wonderful RobinBerglund (  Robin Berglund is a 23-year-old male photographer based in Sweden. Robin kindly took the time to answer a few questions for me about his work, and I am very happy to include his answers in this feature as they say a lot about his work and himself :heart: Portraits of the artist I remember coming across Robin's work within my first couple of months of becoming a community volunteer for DeviantArt. I was browsing through fashion photography and I came across a series of male portraits from him using mixed warm and cool lighting in a really interesting way. I a
12 Days of Features: Day 2 - Abstract/Surreal
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12 Days of Features: Day 4 - Silver and Blue
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Recently, I had the chance to work with Samuel L. Streetlife on a video shooting around Ueno station one rainy evening in Tokyo. It was super fun to create this film with him and I'm quite happy with how it turned out! It gives a glimpse into the way I photograph and the places I frequent. Check it out! Link:
Wallpapers: Featuring elreviae
63 WALLPAPERS ARTIST SERIES FEATURING TO... *elreviae ( :iconellysiumn: My DD guidelines: :thumb759976017:
Traditional Art - Feature or ''The TA-Feat'' Vol.127 In this project I will feature only Traditional Artworks I found on the site. I'm a Traditional Artist and I know how difficult is to receive more exposure here on dA because is the biggest art platform and every day thousands of works are uploaded here. Please, support these incredible traditional artists by watching , faving , and leaving some nice comments or constructive critiques !Hope you will enjoy this feature ! _________________ --- I M P O R T A N T --- *Do you watch/know great Traditional Artists that need more exposure ? Help me to create the next ''TA-FEAT'' feature commenti
Project Porkchop Vol 652
ProjectPorkchop ( is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on DeviantArt daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent. ~Bombermind ( see more.. :iconzivangie: see more.. :iconketunhanska: see more.. :iconspectrasus: see more.. :iconfoggolgard: see more.. If you enjoyed this article please be sure to  it, as this helps these artists get even more exposure. If you would like to suggest someone for a future ProjectPorkchop ( article please send a note to our group :ic
Artist // Hobbyist // Photography
  • June 16
  • Canada
  • Deviant for 16 years
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Joel Peter-Witkin
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Deviousness Award

It is not often we bestow deviousness upon someone who is already a member of staff, but sometimes you need to bend those rules when there are exceptions to the rule like $Moonbeam13. She has been heading up the crew of Gallery Directors as head of Artist Relations for going on a year now, listening to suggestions from the community, enacting her own ideas, getting input from the volunteers, and bringing you massively cool contests. And that’s just some of the things she gets done in a single day. It is with great pride and a huge vote of “thanks” that we give deviousness to $Moonbeam13 on the verge of our 6th Anniversary!
Awarded Aug 2006
Mentoring applications are open for @seniormentors!
The Senior Mentor project is BACK! Read all about it and get involved! <3
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KaijuGamer2003New Deviant
I added more to my content(just to let you know).
Hmm... I didn't expect to get a like on my comment from the staff, but thanks.
SnowlynHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the Ilama trade points ^^
Darkside-CookieHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the DD♥! I didn't expect that, I never was featured before.
What an honor.
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Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :)