Today is World Mental Health Day, a day to focus on mental wellness and combat stigma against mental health issues. Even during an average year, World Mental Health Day is a significant and valuable undertaking, but in the wake of 2020, an especially challenging year for many, we want to provide a spotlight on this important day, as well as resources and insights from professionals in the mental health field. What is World Mental Health Day? World Mental Health Day is observed each year on October 10th, as an opportunity to bring to light the importance of mental well-being, and to draw attention to mental health issues around the world. It was first observed in 1992, and has since become a significant opportunity for individuals to openly discuss their mental health and challenges they face, as well as a chance for professionals in the mental health field to talk about their work and what needs to be done to make mental health needs attainable for people around the world. This year
Even though the pandemic means we can’t be together at comic and art conventions, like San Diego Comic-Con and LightBox, we didn’t want to miss an opportunity to help artists grow and connect with one another! We jumped at the chance to participate in the “at home” versions of those conventions to showcase insight and expertise from some excellent artists. With the below panels, you can take part in a warmup for artists, learn the history of DeviantArt, discover how personal projects can lead to paid gigs, and find out tricks to using social media as an artist. Social Media for Artists @loish, @Picolo-kun, and @kianamai connect for a panel navigating the challenges of social media for contemporary artists. From asserting your artistic voice, how to gain followers and engagement, and balancing your life with responsibilities to the art community, they cover it all. Hosted by DeviantArt’s Head of Social Media, @ggMattB. Personal Work to Paid Work You never know when the fun project you
Chadwick Boseman, an actor well-known and well-loved around the world, passed away last week. There have been many posts around the Internet about his passing, and we want to pay tribute to him as well by sharing works in honor of him from artists within the community. Chadwick Boseman’s first leading role in a feature film was Jackie Robinson in 42, portraying the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. This was one of several instances where he portrayed a historical figure on screen, and he never shied away from that, having been quoted as saying, “People have said, 'You don't need to do any more biopics. You don't need to play any more real people.' I don't agree with that.” He took the importance of depicting African-American historical figures in film and theatre seriously, and he gave each and every role he played the knowledge and understanding that person deserved. Whether he was on the field as Jackie Robinson, dancing on stage as James Brown, or standing
Looking for inspiration? Every artist can relate to hitting a creative block, but sometimes all it takes to break it is some simple inspiration. To help, we created Getting StARTed, a video series designed to inspire anyone looking to kickstart their artistic journey. Check out the Getting StARTed videos for prompts to get your own art started! Get to drawing and submit your illustration with the tag #DAGettingStARTed to earn a brand-new Profile badge! Follow these easy steps to enter: Watch: View the featured videos and discover the latest prompts. Make: Create art based on the prompt you choose in whatever format you desire. Submit: Upload your art to DeviantArt with the tag #DAGettingStARTed to get the badge! Want the extra challenge? Submit drawings for all 10 videos! Check out these prompts! Watch these videos from @IsiahXBradley, @Skirtzzz, @Iamjustino, @DasGnomo, @AshMcGivern, @jacarvajal, @himaeart, @MartinWongPhoto, @velvetspectrum, and @alexalvarez, and pick your prompt!
The winners of the Landscape Photo Challenge are in! Check out these landscapes selected by Bryan Minear, our guest photographer and judge, and congratulations to our winners! #PhotoChallengeLandscapes
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We asked artists to capture landscapes using the rule of thirds for a chance to win over $2,000 USD in prizes, including a brand-new Fujifilm X-T3 Camera!
This contest ended on February 25, 2020.
Five amazing landscapes have been chosen by guest judge and photographer, Bryan Minear! Congratulations to our first place winner, second place winner, and our third place runners up!
Upcoming Site Changes and Your Involvement by Heidi, journal
Upcoming Site Changes and Your Involvement
About a year and a half ago, we posted a journal discussing how DeviantArt’s acquisition would grant us the resources to make many positive changes for the site. Thus far, a lot of such improvements haven’t been entirely obvious — like the many new hires across all departments (we've more than doubled our staff!) or upgrades to the tools we use behind-the-scenes. All of this was done in order to bring you big-ticket changes, including a much-improved and redesigned site.
We've approached the redesign with a lot of consideration, which is why it’s been in development for so long. Not only do there continue to be len
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