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How to Eclipse: Notifications

How to Eclipse: Notifications

Greetings, ye olde quarantined masses of the world. For future generations of deviants wondering what on earth that greeting means, at the time I am writing this we are at day 41 (at least in good old Massachusetts) of social distancing due to COVID-19. A bit more down time than I am used to has resulted in this tutorial. So there is the bit of shining light. Yes, I am equating this tutorial to shining light. COME AT ME. As with my other How to Eclipse tutorials (linked at the end), the goal is to help the community learn and adjust to the new version of DeviantArt! It can be difficult to learn something new whether you have been on the sit

If you want to save your profile page forever-read

If you want to save your profile page forever-read

    I have mixed feelings about this whole thing. I am staying because I love my community. And starting new somewhere else can be hard. Especially so late in the game on some of these older platforms... With that said if you are like me mourning the loss of old site DA this can be a great way to hall of fame the site in its ultimate perfection. A memory locked in a screen capture.    If you want to save your profile intro landing page forever frozen in memory, try screen-capturing the whole page not using the screenshot button but this tool here, you can always uninstall it when done: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/full-page-scr

All About Seniority

All About Seniority

Community Week Hi all, I am Yuukon (https://www.deviantart.com/yuukon) and I am excited that today I'll be sharing some ins and outs about being a Senior on DeviantArt with you! Seniority is more than just toilet seats, nursing homes, walking canes and grey hair, and I definitely look forward to sharing with you what it is beyond that! What is Seniority? Being a Senior on DA is different from being a senior in real life. One can be both, of course, but on DA, it's not a requirement to be a senior in real life to receive Seniority. Seniority on DA is basically a form of recognition for people who have left a positive mark in the community. Some get it for their time devoted t
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History of the Book: A Very Brief Introduction

History of the Book: A Very Brief Introduction

Art History Week Suppose someone asked you this very basic question: What is a book? How would you answer? Would you say, like anybody else, that the book is a physical object made when a collection of pages are bound together, often between protective covers? If you did, you wouldn't be wrong. However, that answer is far from complete; after all, the book is also a metaphorical construct, isn't it? So, for example, when we discuss a book we both have read, we're not talking about the same book: both of us have not read the same physical object. What we both have read is the same text. A Book, then, is a conflation of the physical object

How Romanian Blouses Became An International Style

How Romanian Blouses Became An International Style

Art History Week "Ia" is the main part of the Romanian traditional costume, the other parts take shape around it and harmonize chromatic and ornamental with it. It is more than just a piece of clothing, it is a symbol, a historical proof of the existence and continuity of traditional Romanian port. Around the world, one of the key items common to all folkloric costumes is the shirt. La blouse roumaine, the Romanian blouse, the title of a picture painted Henri Matisse in 1940, is the garment most strongly associated with Romanian folkloric costume.  Reaching into antiquity, some of the basic designs appear on the bas-relief figures enacting

Living, Healing, and Growing Through Art

Living, Healing, and Growing Through Art

As we commemorate World Mental Health Day, we want to empower deviants to use their art as a way to cope with the ups and downs of life. Join us as we explore how art therapy can better your mental and emotional well-being. #DAMentalHealth As we commemorate World Mental Health Day, join us in exploring how art therapy can improve mental and emotional well-being, and ask our art therapist any questions you may have. Twitter Facebook No matter our experiences in life, art is what brings the entire DeviantArt community together. We use art as a means of expressing ourselves, how we feel, and how we see the world around us, even in moments w
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What is art and how does it work?

What is art and how does it work?

What is art really? Art is much more than just the original expression that it is a learnable skill which can be refined through technique and practice and run to mastery. The product of art is created by human hands and is not natural, but something artificial - not necessarily something alive, but something that can be quite alive through the artist's hand and world of thought. There are five different art product branches: - Visual arts - Music - Literature - Performing arts - Media art With their respective subcategories: - Painting, graphics, sculpture, architecture, photography, comics and crafts - Composition and interpretation, e

A Newbie's Guide To Being A Group Admin

A Newbie's Guide To Being A Group Admin

 Being a Beginner Week Shakespeare once wrote: "some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon'em." The same goes with being an admin of a group, I find. Some people planned out to create a group and worked out every detail on how to run it like a well-oiled machine while others ended up curating for a group through one set of circumstances or another. One thing for sure, however, is that everybody goes through the beginning stages of "Oh, my! I'm an admin now! Now what do I do?!" "Ahhhhh! Everybody panic!" I will be honest with you, I started out in the second category. Through some twists and turns of Fa

The New Way To Write Journals

The New Way To Write Journals

Sta.sh Writer's toolbar and sidebar have been incorporated into the Write a Journal Entry page to make for a more dynamic journal creation experience! New! The Sta.sh sidebar now gives you direct access to community-created emoticons! The Emoticon tab of Sta.sh Writer's sidebar has been updated to display both official emoticons and recently popular emoticons created by community members. Both sections have been given "Show more" buttons, so that you can explore either section in addition to searching for a specific emote using the sidebar's search box. Some of the most highly requested features for the Journal submission page have been pre
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DeviantArt: Moving Forward

DeviantArt: Moving Forward

It’s been just over a week since the full launch of the new DeviantArt and official sunset of the old version of the site. We wanted to provide a community update sharing additional insight and clarity regarding the new site and the realities of its existence and reception. CHANGES WE MADE One question we’ve received frequently is, “Why did you change the site at all?” The short answer is that the old version of DeviantArt wasn’t sustainable long-term. The longer, more thoughtful answer is twofold: one part code, and one part design. Code DeviantArt’s base code was built early, in Internet years. Every time we added a new feature, it had to be built on top of old code from the early 2000s, which meant more work in order for the site to scale to meet new technological advances. The decision was made to rebuild DeviantArt with a more modern framework, which makes it easier and faster to build new features without having to deal with cleaning up or rewriting old code. We reached the
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Countdown to new DA - 0!

Countdown to new DA - 0!

(Cover image by @Acerbical) °*°Best viewed in new DA/Eclipse.°*° Today all of us will gain access to the new version of DeviantArt and old DA will be sunsetting! In order to mark this new DA era, we've decided at communityrelations to make a countdown until the big day where we spend the following days featuring artists from around the community to showcase a sampling of the amazing artworks DA has to share! NEW DA TUTORIALS General Info How to Use DeviantArt Eclipse Eclipse Tutorial #1 - The Basics How to Eclipse - Notifications How to Eclipse - Searching I Created Art Now What #9 - Eclipse How to Eclipse - Watch Best Practices for Tagging Customizing How to Eclipse - Cover Images Eclipsing with Shadow: Custom Boxes Eclipsing with Shadow: Profile Headers Eclipsing with Shadow: Spotlights Eclipsing with Shadow: Profile Decor Creating a User Style for the New DeviantArt How to customize your journals on Eclipse Submitting How to Make a Feature on Eclipse How to Eclipse: Polls How to

Eclipse quick tutorial - Group notifications

Eclipse quick tutorial - Group notifications

To all of you people who are using Eclipse and are wondering "Where do I find my groups' notifications? Here is how you will find them! Click on the notification bell; Click on "see all"; On the Feedback page, you'll see your icon, your name and a down arrow. Click on the down arrow; You'll find the list of the groups you are moderating. Click on the group to see its notifications.
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Fanart, Eclipse and Tags

Fanart, Eclipse and Tags

Fan Art Week Hello! In this article we'll overview what exactly constitutes Fan Art and how it will be handled in Eclipse, the new version of DeviantArt! For this we first need to define a few concepts. Fan Art Vs Original Work A common and simplified definition of Fan Art is: "Artwork created by fans of a work of fiction such as comics, movies, television shows, books, video games, etc. and derived from a character or other aspect of that work." So basically, art you create based on something that already exists. With this in mind, the most simple distinction between Fan Art and Original Work would be: Fan Art If your artwork is derived

How to make a feature on Eclipse

How to make a feature on Eclipse

Many of you (myself included) wondered if it was possible to make a feature without faving every single deviations or selecting a deviation without having them in full view. Well, it IS possible! Consequently, this tutorial is about adding deviations to a gallery grid that are NOT in one's faves or collections. Hope this helps! But before I start, here are some informations that could help you with Eclipse: The group communityrelations (https://www.deviantart.com/communityrelations) has a list of tutorials about new DA on their front page!The DA group DAWelcomeWagon (https://www.deviantart.com/dawelcomewagon) is a great group with great tutorials about Eclipse!Here is a tutorial about how to customize your journals on EclipseGu

How to Eclipse: Status Updates

How to Eclipse: Status Updates

Three years ago I created a tutorial when DA came out with what was arguably my favorite new feature of all time: Status Updates. GONE were the days where I needed to use a poll or journal to get a simple thought or declaration of hilarity across to my watchers. GLORY BE! The original tutorial was created to help others find this wonderful piece of the delicious DA pie and it's still relevant... But now there is this MASSIVE change coming in the form of DeviantArt Eclipse... So here is an entirely new one! Eclipse is really enhancing the usability of status updates. I hope this tutorial will help you embrace the new ways to use Status Updat

How to Eclipse: Searching

How to Eclipse: Searching

The next tutorial in our "How to Eclipse" series is going to focus on Search and finding the artwork you want to see delivered right to your screen. I wrote a similar tutorial for projecteducate (https://www.deviantart.com/projecteducate) (noticing a pattern here?) a few years ago. A lot of the same principles still apply, but nonetheless, I am excited to bring you this refreshed version for the new DeviantArt! Why is a Search Tutorial Necessary? For some, it isn't at all. But some just want some extra guidance and DeviantArt has an overwhelming amount of artwork submitted to the community daily, weekly, monthly, foreverly (yep, I went there)... There is a lot to sort through. Knowin
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How to Eclipse: Polls!

How to Eclipse: Polls!

We return again to shower you with knowledge and handy visuals. It's time to conquer Polls in this next "How To" for DeviantArt Eclipse! Polls are a fun and easy way to engage your watchers with any manner of questions and they have undergone some much needed improvements with some fun additions that you may want to take advantage of. We'll cover: How to create a new poll;How to find polls you have posted; Finding polls from those you watch and :new: for Eclipse... how to find polls from anyone on DA!We'll end with a quick overview of what the poll page looks like! Ready!? No? The correct answer is YES. Here we go... :dummy: Creating a Poll

All Mediums Contest: The Masterpieces

All Mediums Contest: The Masterpieces

Dear members, I hope you're all doing well and are able to stay safe during these times. As many of you expressed this would be a good time for a contest, despite what is going on in the world, here we are! Please carefully read this journal in order to understand the prompt and rules! The Prompt Most of us were inspired by the world's masterpieces and master artists at some point during our artistic journey. Some of us even recreated some of these masterpieces to help us learn and grow as artists. Artists like Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Vermeer, Rembrandt, have all made immense contributions to the world of art that can still be felt today.

Promoting Positivity: Vol 66

Promoting Positivity: Vol 66

Hello everyone! :wave: It is time for another Promoting Positivity! :happybounce: But first... :star: PromotingPositivity (https://www.deviantart.com/promotingpositivity) Activities and General Announcement :star: With the announcement of Eclipse taking over around May 20th (next month), I have had to make a tough choice. So, for the time being, I will be forced to postpone everything related to this group and its activities, including articles, features, and both contest events Eclipse will affect them all. That means that until further notice, this article and the next two My Daily Features (featuring deviations from April 20 - May 3rd) will be the last I do before I go on hiatus.

What's Keeping You Busy?

What's Keeping You Busy?

It can be tricky at times to keep motivated to do things, especially when options for doing things are limited by the space and tools that are available. Still, times like these where there's safety in staying home require keeping occupied and having things to do for physical, mental, and emotional well-being, even if watching TV is what’s keeping you occupied. We’d like to know what you’re doing to keep busy, and how those things are (or can be) fueling your creativity! If you have the opportunity to try something you’ve been putting off doing, now may just be the time to do it. We’d like to hear from you in the comments on this journal: What have you been doing to keep busy? How have the things you’ve done to keep occupied inspired you creatively? Here are a few things that keep DeviantArt staff members busy: “I've been catching up on my reading list! I’ve read Circe by Madeline Miller and Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu! Diving into new worlds has been a good way to occupy my
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What Makes You Smile?

What Makes You Smile?

The current global situation has required many deviants to stay at home, while many more continue working – putting themselves at risk –  in order to ensure the safety and well-being of others. Though this situation has undoubtedly complicated how we live our lives, it also allows for introspection, and a chance to appreciate things around us that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. With that in mind, we want to bring a little positivity to your day, and we also want to hear about what’s brought cheer to you recently! Here are some things that have made us smile recently: “Animal Crossing has made me smile for three days straight! Meeting with friends in their town square and trading fruits and items has made me feel more connected.” - @Ikue “FaceTiming with friends.” - @TurnedoutTV “Getting rid of all the micro USB cords I've hoarded throughout the years.” - @jezreeljay “The National Puppy Day strip on the Browse page!” - @Moonbeam13 “When my kids go to sleep I smile a lot.”
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Promoting Positivity: Vol 61

Promoting Positivity: Vol 61

Hello everyone! :wave: It is time for another Promoting Positivity! :happybounce: But first... :star: PromotingPositivity (https://www.deviantart.com/promotingpositivity) Activities :star: So, as some of you know, I attempted to host a chat discussion on Thursday, March 19th. I hypothesized that this pandemic would keep so many people at home that at least a few people would attend. However, I made an error: I forgot to factor in time zones. So, please take a moment to vote on this time zone poll and this hour of activity poll so that I can plan the next event with more precision. A third poll will come out once I get more votes that will give actual examples of time zones and hour

Promoting Positivity: Vol 60

Promoting Positivity: Vol 60

Hello everyone! :wave: It is time for another Promoting Positivity! :happybounce: But first... :star: PromotingPositivity (https://www.deviantart.com/promotingpositivity) Activities :star: Last week, I asked for you to vote on a poll to decide PromotingPositivity (https://www.deviantart.com/promotingpositivity)'s next contest. With an overwhelming majority, I'm pleased to announce that we will be hosting back-to-back contests, starting with the Messages of Encouragement Contest, followed by the Positive Feedback Contest. With that being said, I'm looking for prize donations, specifically :points: to be donated to Positivity-Promoter (https://www.deviantart.com/positivity-promoter). That way, the winners get a decent number of :points: and we'll have plenty left over after bot

Promoting Positivity: Vol 59 Special

Promoting Positivity: Vol 59 Special

Hello everyone! :wave: It is time for another Promoting Positivity! :happybounce: Except, this week will be special! But first... :star: PromotingPositivity (https://www.deviantart.com/promotingpositivity) Activities :star: Due to recent events - all offline - I had to put a hold on all group projects. However, now that everything is done and I can refocus on the group, I want to ask your advice. Using this poll, please choose which option you want to do. I would prefer to host Option #1 and then go into Option #2 because then we'd be giving individuals who want to promote positivity in more ways to do so and participants get the chance for even more prizes. But one thing I don't

TheArtistLounge 2nd Contest!

TheArtistLounge 2nd Contest!

Hello dear TheArtistLounge (https://www.deviantart.com/theartistlounge) members! Not long ago we asked you via our poll which 2 themes you would like for our second contest and you decided! You voted and decided that the themes for our 2nd TheArtistLounge (https://www.deviantart.com/theartistlounge)'s contest will be: "This is madness!" OR "Winter peace"! Rules: This contest is exclusively for TheArtistLounge (https://www.deviantart.com/theartistlounge) members For this contest, we would like you to pick one of the 2 themes and deliver your own interpretation of one of them. Surprise us! Your entry must be new. In other words, we will only accept entries done after March, 6th, 2020. This is an all medium contest. One entry per participants. Your entry needs

Promoting Positivity: Vol 58

Promoting Positivity: Vol 58

Hello everyone! :wave: It is time for another Promoting Positivity! :happybounce: But first... :star: PromotingPositivity (https://www.deviantart.com/promotingpositivity) Activities :star: suziewinkler (https://www.deviantart.com/suziewinkler) is the first recipient of the Positivity Award and the second recipient of an award from this group. Please go give her love! She deserves it! Besides that, I'm still looking for deviants who are good at reading the intentions of comments. I would also love if deviants that can translate other languages to English would participate in helping out with the next contest that will be posted soon. Lastly, I have posted My Daily Feature #3 so go check that out! Volume 4 will be out tomo

Promoting Positivity: Vol 57

Promoting Positivity: Vol 57

Hello everyone! :wave: It is time for another Promoting Positivity! :happybounce: But first... :star: PromotingPositivity (https://www.deviantart.com/promotingpositivity) Activities :star: I have recently posted My Daily Feature #2 and I have already prepped #3 and #4, which are ready to post. :D Additionally, PromotingPositivity (https://www.deviantart.com/promotingpositivity)'s lovely Jack, Pascua-Tanya (https://www.deviantart.com/pascua-tanya) has posted SHOW YOUR COLORS: VOL. 3. See all our Official Group Projects and consider participating by reading our Promoting Positivity: Group Guidelines and submitting an idea. As I said last week, it is time to award another deviant and I created the Positivity Award - like the Promoting Positivity Award, but it includes all
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Hello! We are two sisters from the Netherlands, and together, we go by Mouselemur online.

As animal lovers and nature enthousiasts, we spend a lot of our free time either visiting zoos around the country or taking a walk in nature.

Our photos may be freely used for photoreferences.

There are however a few conditions:

  • You ask our permission first.
  • You create new, original work; this is not a license to freely distribute our photography elsewhere.
  • You do not use our photography to create art that is in any way offensive.
  • If you share your art online, you give credit for our reference photo through a mention (on DeviantArt), a tag (on Instagram) or link.

*Permission once given, is granted for all future projects; you don't have to ask permission to use every specific photo.

More on this subject can be found in our FAQ.

We collect all art for which our photos were used as a reference, in a favorites folder as a way to say thank you.

Get to know the photographers behind the name:

Honored to have received different kinds of recognition for our work in the DeviantArt community:

Angels without Wings, August 2016

DA's Chronicle, July/August 2017

Deviousness (and subsequently seniorship), January 2019

Our Daily Deviations:

October 2019, "Night Fell On Our Glory Days"

Night Fell Slowly On Our Glory Days

April 2020, "Green Is All I See"

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Deviousness Award

Mouselemur is an influential force within the DeviantArt Community. These two dynamic sisters have been vivaciously supporting their fellow artists for years through their tireless work in several groups such as TandemFeatures, NaturesHaven and AnimalsPlantsNature. You'll also find them behind a plethora of features, highlighting up and coming artists around the site. Avid animal lovers, they post lovely wildlife photos that describe their zoo adventures and provide in-depth background on the species they showcase. Because of their undeniable dedication to the DeviantArt community we are thrilled to be awarding Deviousness for January 2019 to Mouselemur.
Awarded Jan 2019
Thank you to everyone who saw M's sweet message for my birthday and sent congratulations :blowkiss: I'm definitely not the only one who's celebrating a strange birthday this year... But you made it a little extra special! I treated myself to a gi

Fickle Friday: Blindsided

Fickle Friday: Blindsided

Made by @Mouselemur for @TandemFeatures LISTEN TO THE SONG Back down, down to the downtown Down to the lockdown... Boards, nails lie around I crouch like a crow Contrast in the snow For the agony I'd rather know 'Cause blinded I am blindsided Peek in Into the peer in I'm not really like this I'm probably plightless I come through the window I'm crippled and slow For the agony I'd rather know 'Cause blinded I am blindsided Would you really rush out? Would you really rush out for me now? Would you really rush out For me now? Taut line Down to the shoreline The end of a blood line The moon is a cold light There's a pull to the flow My feet melt the snow For the irony I'd rather know 'Cause blinded I was blindsided Blinded I was blindsided Thank you if you made it this far. This is our first Fickle Friday in almost a months time. We've never had a pause this long before. Making a feature like this in Eclipse
Anyone who is likely to see this knows us by now, and knows that we are indeed "us". DA is very fair in only allowing a single to be attached to our account, but that means that only one birthday is celebrated here. Today, is the day of th

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Thank you so much for the Llama! Not sure what I did to deserve it 😊

Darkyscorpion7Hobbyist General Artist

thanks for all favs!

OladaraProfessional Traditional Artist

Thank you so much for the llama!:clap:

kirkeaarNew Deviant

thank you for the llama!

isischneider Photographer

Many thanks for the:+fav::nod::juggle:

Frans12Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Bedankt voor de llama! Ik wens je een fijne dag toe, ook al regent het vandaag.

HectorNYHobbyist Digital Artist

Thanks for the llama. One's coming back to you.