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DeviantArt's 20th Birthday Curated Collection

DeviantArt's 20th Birthday Curated Collection

Over the course of 20 years, DeviantArt has been home to many artists from different walks of life, serving as the first institution for art of its kind. In that time, the abundance of artists who have called DeviantArt home—many having grown from budding creators to industry influencers—have shared lasting, memorable art. In honor of 20 years of impact in the online art world, our curator, @KovoWolf, has compiled a collection of some of the most popular, important, and high-quality deviations from the past. This special 20th Birthday Curated Collection showcases artistic talent and growth, historic moments in art or internet culture, and creative expression that has contributed to DeviantArt being known around the world as a tastemaker. View the Collection Throughout the years, DeviantArt has played home to many artists who have transformed from budding students or hobbyists to skilled industry professionals. It would be impossible to make a full list of creators who started off
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The Core Lounge is Here!

The Core Lounge is Here!

As a Core Member, you’ve gained access to the new @CoreLounge! This dedicated space for Core Members provides the chance to interact and engage with other Core deviants, and offers learning opportunities with exclusive, curated digital content and tutorials from a diverse range of professional artists. Explore a variety of features and events: Creative Crates Digital content including resource packs, brush sets, HD wallpapers, and more. Livestreams Educational and entertaining live events featuring artists of all genres. Guided Curations Hand-selected collections of high-quality art. Resources and Tutorials Improvement tools for elevating your art. Exclusive Activities  Core Member-only challenges and events with elevated prizing. To get started, visit the @CoreLounge! Your Thoughts As a Core Member, what features or functions would you like to see highlighted in the Core Lounge? What do you feel would help you make the most of your Core Lounge experience?

Celebrating 20 Years of DeviantArt!

Celebrating 20 Years of DeviantArt!

DeviantArt is 20 years old! Celebrate this milestone birthday by joining our Recreate This in Your Style Challenge, then comment on our journal to get the exclusive 20th Birthday Badge! #DA20thBirthday Get the Badge On August 7th, 2000, when the Internet was just beginning to become a household staple, DeviantArt.com launched and became a home for artists worldwide. Twenty years later, we're honored to still be a place for creative people to find kindred spirits and share their work. Beautiful art and equally beautiful friendships have developed between these digital walls. That's what makes this place so special. Whether you've been here f
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Celebrating Deviousness - August 2020

Celebrating Deviousness - August 2020

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community INTRODUCING DRACHENMAGIER Hello and good morning world! I'm a traditional artist from the Northern Hemisphere and generally go by the name Dra. I'm also not quite sure what I could write about myself: my normal approach is to let my drawings do the talking while I watch from the background. Drawing has always been a centre point in my life, no matter how topsy turvy everything went and things went topsy turvy often. The main lesson I learned from trying to plan out life is that I can plan for every possible outcome I can think of, and the one thing that will happen in the end is the one thing I did not consider. To my great surprise that did not always mean these outcomes had to be atrocious, I stumbled into amazing things along the way. Who would have thought that a lonely 4.30am up-because-of-weird-dreams-decision made years ago, to upload a scribble
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FREE Educational BG Workshop Stream

FREE Educational BG Workshop Stream

Hi everyone! I'm putting on a FREE online workshop all about Background / Environmental art for Animation taking place August 9th at https://www.youtube.com/c/devinellekurtzart Portfolio review submissions will be opening on MY TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DevinElleKurtz but will be taken via EMAIL so you do not need to have a Twitter account to submit. Just head over to my Twitter at 10am PST on August 5th for instructions if you want to be considered for a review. This will be recorded and uploaded to Youtube for anyone who can't make it live! Feel free to ask any additional questions below.

Anniversary Contest: 20 for 20/ Update

Anniversary Contest: 20 for 20/ Update

UPDATE: Prizes (see below) Nothing is without a reason Coming weekend will be a great milestone in dA's (DeviantArt's) history. This extraordinary art-website will celebrate its 20th birthday on 7th August 2020. So, our literature community would like to contribute with a writing contest, including some lucrative prizes. This contest will be hosted by and me . Hope that we can share our joy with all of you! Contest Theme(s) There will be 3 different themes for the contest: - Community, Celebration and Connectivity - The last 20 years on dA (DeviantArt) - Just something about dA (DeviantArt) - either about your feelings, thoughts, ideas, experience, adventures, friendships You can either pick one of the three themes or try a combination of all three into one. It is up to you! Contest Tasks Write either a prose piece with exactly 20 sentences or Write poetry at exactly 20 syllables Winners All

Photography Newsletter: August 2020

Photography Newsletter: August 2020

Hello Photographers and Photography Lovers, Welcome to @CRPhotography's newsletter for August! This month, we've got another eclectic collection of features, contests, projects and more for you to dive into. As always, this newsletter prominently features the stunning Daily Deviations hand-picked by our community volunteers and any link with a fella icon (:fella: ) represents an official @CRPhotography article. Enjoy! Want to be a part of the @CRPhotography team? We'd love to hear from you! CV Articles These three features curated by @ElyneNoir feature a satisfying combination of fantastical worlds, mesmerizing bokeh and colours that are simply pretty. And, while we're talking about bokeh, here's last month's Abstract and Surreal Macro Photography Wonderland from @JustACapharnaum. (:fella: ) Community Features The 18th instalment of CRP Features is here, wherein community volunteers and @CRPhotography members share some of their favourite photographs. (:fella: ) In

Wallpapers Newsletter (August 2020)

Wallpapers Newsletter (August 2020)

WALLPAPERS COMMUNITY DD's FEATURED BY ME MY DD GUIDELINES We want the wallpapers gallery alive, with good vibes and energies, we want to give you the best keys to improve and connect to each other !! You are the actors of this marvelous community, and we want you to know it !! So stay tuned about news, contests, features of the best wallpapers, Wallpapers community group fresh info, etc. Also, each month, we spotlight artists (one per month) who catch our attention, in order to show you different styles, universes, and to discover their artistic stories/journeys. We will make a feature of the best entries every month too, in order for you to meet other talents, and melt with other artists.  The plurality makes a powerful singularity, together the wallpaper community is rich in different colors, and that is precious. Just one word: ENJOY !!!! THE BEST WALLPAPER OF THE MONTH Chosen by me @Ellysiumn MEET THE ARTIST Interview by @stellartcorsica Images selection by

World Emoji Day - Challenges!

World Emoji Day - Challenges!

:la: :eager: :love: :squee: HAPPY WORLD EMOJI DAY!! To help celebrate this @TheGalleryOfEve and I have prepared a couple fun activities you can participate in! THE RE-INTERPRETATION CHALLENGE WORLD EMOJI DAY - ORACLE CHALLENGE Know someone who would have doing this challenge? TAG THEM NOW :stare: #emoji, #emote, #worldemojiday

Proactive Deviation Moderation

Proactive Deviation Moderation

DeviantArt is announcing a more proactive approach to moderation. For more information, read below. Fostering a community where artists are able to share their work, express themselves, and grow and learn has always been a cornerstone of DeviantArt. Our Terms of Service and Etiquette Policy were crafted with protecting artists first and foremost, and that remains the case. That said, we want to improve the way we enact and take action with regard to these policies, which is why we’re announcing a change to how we intend to handle deviation moderation. Proactive Moderation DeviantArt has historically used a reactive moderation system for deviations. This means that on many occasions, action against a deviation in violation of our policies would only take place after receiving a report from the community. For many years, this process served the community’s needs, but as the Internet has evolved and as our community has grown, we’ve come to realize this process isn’t enough. Internally
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CUSTOMIZATION TIME: A FRESH LOOK ON YOUR SCREEN!

CUSTOMIZATION TIME: A FRESH LOOK ON YOUR SCREEN!

Hello folks, I hope you're all well and sound today :) As long as I remember, we all enjoyed customizing our desktops they way we like it to make more "you" so here is a collection and goodies to do just that!! I've picked the best skinners in the business to get you what you need so just take a look at those awesome creations............. Windows Themes Rainmeter suites and skins Blackbox Themes Windowblinds Themes Docks Icon Packs Wallpapers Alright folks, I hope you enjoyed this collection and remember to give these artists what they deserve!! Take care, Chris

CUSTOMIZATION TIME: CHANGE EVERYTHING!

CUSTOMIZATION TIME: CHANGE EVERYTHING!

Hello folks, here are some more goodies to pimp your screen with I've just found......... Windows Themes Blackbox Themes Rainmeter Cursors Alright folks, just remember to give these artists what they deserve!! Take care, Chris

Creating a User Style For The New DeviantArt

Creating a User Style For The New DeviantArt

The cool thing about DeviantArt's new design is that it's super easy to make user style skins for. Our code uses CSS variables, so you can pretty much skin the entire site in just a few dozen lines of CSS. (If you're not familiar with CSS variables -- it's super simple.) It'll take some tweaking to make it look perfect on all pages, but it's super simple to make a skin that works across most of the site. You can use a browser extension like Stylish. For example, this code will replace the background color and top nav across the whole site on the DARK theme: :root { --D1:#202035; } Background color and top nav on the LIGHT theme: :root { --L1:#d0cde4; } The other cool thing is that there are variables for the light, dark, and green theme. So you could create a skin that has three variants, that will automatically switch when you use DeviantArt's theme toggle. I just threw together a purple skin in <20 lines of CSS and 90% of the site is customized. It took less than half
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Surviving Eclipse vol.1

Surviving Eclipse vol.1

Eclipse is here and until bugs are fixed and new features are released, we need to try to make something out of this... situation. When other sites has a ton of usefully annoying hints to teach us the novelties, here we are left with an incomplete, unfriendly and sometimes inaccurate Knowledge Base... and the DA community. I've decided to create the Surviving Eclipse series to advertise news and tutorials about Eclipse from the community and the staff in hope that we can all survive the DeviantArt overhaul. I will myself continue to write tutorials. I'm grateful for all the feedback, ways to do things I haven't mentioned of notice, bugs you've encountered, etc. Since I'm a member of the @AdvisoryBoard, I can relay the bugs to the team, but I encourage you to use the help desk as well. You still need thumbnails for your group but they have disappeared? @TokyoMoonlight has the solution: https://www.deviantart.com/tokyomoonlight/status-update/20734412 You want to manage the
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DeviantArt's 20th Birthday Curated Collection

DeviantArt's 20th Birthday Curated Collection

Over the course of 20 years, DeviantArt has been home to many artists from different walks of life, serving as the first institution for art of its kind. In that time, the abundance of artists who have called DeviantArt home—many having grown from budding creators to industry influencers—have shared lasting, memorable art. In honor of 20 years of impact in the online art world, our curator, @KovoWolf, has compiled a collection of some of the most popular, important, and high-quality deviations from the past. This special 20th Birthday Curated Collection showcases artistic talent and growth, historic moments in art or internet culture, and creative expression that has contributed to DeviantArt being known around the world as a tastemaker. View the Collection Throughout the years, DeviantArt has played home to many artists who have transformed from budding students or hobbyists to skilled industry professionals. It would be impossible to make a full list of creators who started off
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DD Round-Up: Nude Art - JULY 2020

DD Round-Up: Nude Art - JULY 2020

Hello! As a Community Volunteer (CV) for NudeArt I'm presenting you my featured Daily Deviations (DD) for the month: JULY 2020 How to suggest a Daily Deviation Here are my DD Suggestion Guidelines You can send me your DD suggestions in a NOTE for: Nude Art You can include as much as deviations (a link or a thumbcode) in one note as you wish. If you want to suggest other types of art, check out the updated Community Volunteer suggestion list. Don't forget to see which Daily Deviations were featured today or any other previous day. Community Relations Group Do you want to be updated with all the community projects on DeviantArt, find all the Community Volunteers in one place and never miss a fun contest with prizes? Then become a member of: Bye bye :blowkiss:

Best of July 2020

Best of July 2020

Here are the best photos that I've found last month :happybounce: The Daily Deviations I chose in July :heart: Suggest a Daily Deviation! :squee:

Lit DD RoundUp: July

Lit DD RoundUp: July

These summer months have been difficult for many reasons. Our community has struggled to keep writing, to stay positive, to cope with the changes to our daily lives. It hasn't been easy, and for many of us, there is still a long journey ahead to get back to anything like our normal. That is all the more reason to celebrate each other and to keep creating. Our Daily Deviation pieces were some of the standout literature from this last month, so please give them a read (if you haven't already) and let them know you appreciate them. If you know of some fantastic writing you'd like to bring attention to, be sure to send it along to a CV! Features by Barosus DD Suggestion Guidelines Features by EkoFox DD Suggestion Guidelines Features by Malintra-Shadowmoon DD Suggestion Guidelines Features by Singing-Flames DD Suggestion Guidelines Features by Zara-Arletis DD Suggestion Guidelines Thank you to all the lovely people that made Daily Deviation suggestions this past

TheArtistLounge Interview #15: DStever

TheArtistLounge Interview #15: DStever

This month we are interviewing the oh-so-awesome @DStever! Heya JAC <3 and the rest of @TheArtistLounge~ Thank you for the opportunity to give an insight of my thought- and creation process - at this point it's advised to buckle up Can you briefly introduce yourself? I'm @DStever and I love memes. Especially the 3am ones. Luckily my memory is near to non-existent so even if I have seen one, I wont really remember it and can be amused all over again - so please do go ahead and spam me. thank you <3 What draws you to do traditional and digital art? Traditional Art feels intuitive to me and it's easier for me to handle. I've tried my hands on digital but boy do I suck... Every now and again I give it another shot, hoping some wizard has given me the appropriate talent to just smash it first try overnight, but it never happened so far... Don't believe me? Here have a look what digital masterpieces I come up with (and beware there's a reason I don't publish them) I call the

Artisan DDs for July!

Artisan DDs for July!

Here are all the beautiful things I had the honor of featuring on the front page in July. :love: Please give them love if you haven't already. Drop them a comment of congratulations or just downright tell them how much you've been inspired! :D Comments like that keep the artistic elements flowing!

Features, again.

Features, again.

Maybe I shall feature some Deviants, I mean it has been awhile. I picked a few DailyDeviations from last month and other Deviations from people I watch or who appeared on my recommended for you.

Street Photography in Tokyo

Street Photography in Tokyo

Well, I've been rather quiet for a while now. But I've been busy! And one of the things I've been working on is more YouTube content, specifically street photography vlogs in Tokyo. There two episodes as of now and I am planning on shooting more. Check it out! Episode 1 Episode 2

Features Form Week 31

Features Form Week 31

News Hello Everyone! Stay safe and healthy! Enjoy the features. Admin Wanted We still we need at least one admin submissions. It's a responsible position, so we're looking for someone serious, someone of focus, commitment, and sheer will. If you are interested or have any queries, please do send us a note. Super Group Status Our Super Group status has expired, and we still need 3671 points to renew it. If anyone would like to make a donation, you can do it here: The Donation Pool. Each point is very important for us! We need the status to: :bulletyellow: maintain the countdown widget so fewer members get confused about when they can sub

FEATURING COOL ARTISTS AND THEIR WALLPAPERS!

FEATURING COOL ARTISTS AND THEIR WALLPAPERS!

Hello folks, it's time to check out some more awesome wallpapers so here is a list for you to take a look at. Alright folks, just remember to give these artists what they deserve!! Take care, Chris
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Joel Peter-Witkin
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Celebrating Deviousness

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

Happy Birthday DeviantArt!

Happy Birthday DeviantArt!

It's hard to believe that DeviantArt has turned 20! I've not only had the pleasure of being here for quite some time, but I'm super privileged to work here and spend my days with this amazing community and my team at @communityrelations I have so many amazing memories. From giant DevMEETS, to our 10th birthday party at the 'House of Blues', epic launches, The World Tour, Llamas, and partying with Fella! I'm looking forward to making SO many more :) The DeviantArt community is my home and my colleagues are family. Each and every one of us -- new and old members alike -- should celebrate all we have achieved throughout these incredible 20 years. It wouldn't be a celebration without some fun events! First, there is the Recreate This in Your Style Challenge , which you DEFINITELY want to do because AWESOME BADGE! Then over at @communityrelations we have: A Caption Contest The Art Curation Contest Anniversary Contest 20 for 20 Birthday Card Forum Challenge And of course..

Want to Volunteer?

Want to Volunteer?

In our Community Relations department, Community Volunteers help by providing the community with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat, and forums. You’ll find them doing the following: Helping to run community challenges and educational projects Supporting community events Helping to moderate featured chats Helping to moderate forums Being part of the team that moderates #devart and other official chatrooms Liaising with Moonbeam13 on community matters Bringing rockstar deviants to your attention via features, articles, and Daily Deviations Rules and Guidelines for applying to be a Community Volunteer: You must be at least 18 years of age. You must have been an active member of the community for at least one (1) year.  Current Open Positions Adoptables Customization Resources To apply as a Community Volunteer, please submit an application.

Core Values

Core Values

C O M M U N I T Y We believe that our community is our most important resource and we strive to act in ways that nurture and encourage its growth, development and ultimately its ongoing success. We err on the side of the artist. R E S P E C T We treat each other with respect, as we believe that every DeviantArt employee, volunteer, and member is a contributing factor to DeviantArt’s success. We acknowledge that even those that challenge our patience offer important lessons we can learn from and strive to do so. E X C E L L E N C E We share a passion for excellence, quality and creativity in everything we do and strive to instill these values in our community.  A R T I S T S We are artists and we reserve time for creative expression. We recognize the importance of nurturing our inner artist, as not only beneficial to ourselves, but also integral to our connection with the community. T R U S T We build trust among ourselves and within the community by being true to our

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Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer

Hi!!!

adumvghHobbyist Photographer

Hello Danie! Hope you are doing well! :hug:

ProjectLullabyStudent Digital Artist

Hi, I'm not sure how to note you. I found this really cool painting and I think it would make a great DD! I would appreciate if you look at it. <3


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Happy dA Birthday Danni! I miss the days of all of us, Fiona, Steve, everyone. They are some of my cherished memories. Here's to another 20!

Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer

Happy Birthday !!!!

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0takuGirIHobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you so much for the Llama ^-^ I appreciate it very much!! I hope you're staying safe and healthy during these challenging times and I hope you're having an incredible day <3 Stay Determined ^^