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Join the Waiting List for DeviantArt Eclipse

Thanks to the efforts of AriBanks and her supporters, you’ve gotten a glimpse of DeviantArt Eclipse. So now you probably want in? We’re stoked that you want access to the new redesign and to experience DeviantArt in dark or light.

To get DeviantArt Eclipse:

Favourite this journalComment below (and while you’re at it, feel free to tag a friend or two who may want to try it too!)

We’ll add you to our growing list of deviants interested in stepping into the new phase with Eclipse. Keep in mind Eclipse will be steadily rolled out to deviants in batches over the coming weeks and months, so don’t fret if you haven’t received a notification just yet!

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Otter Creek by chateaugrief Otter Creek :iconchateaugrief:chateaugrief 2,155 164 Donut by makepictures Donut :iconmakepictures:makepictures 5 2 Batman Head DA by BenWolstenholme Batman Head DA :iconbenwolstenholme:BenWolstenholme 124 17 Trinity by Skia Trinity :iconskia:Skia 350 5 Anya by avvart Anya :iconavvart:avvart 431 19 In Yellow Light by yanadhyana In Yellow Light :iconyanadhyana:yanadhyana 410 40
The Twist Fate Book Has Landed!

Challenge ArticleView Entries
"Any hero could become a villain and any villain could be a hero."
The Dark Knight
A DeviantArt & Wattpad Challenge
The Book Has Landed!
We launched the Twist Fate challenge on DeviantArt a year and a half ago challenging deviants to twist the fates of their favorite legendary heroes and villains.
The challenge was full of firsts:
First challenge only for deviants aged 13 to 17.First challenge to end up as a published book.First challenge done in partnership with Wattpad.First collaboration between DeviantArt, libraries, teachers and academics.
Now the Twist
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Celebrating Deviousness - September 2017
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community. Join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community
Introducing C-91
My name is Silvia and I'm a Foreign Languages student from Italy. I'm better known as C-91, the nickname I chose when I first joined DeviantArt in 2007. Back then, I was hanging out in forums and trying to find my way into art by making customization images; everybody pictured this place as "the home of big artists": since I wasn't really one, I didn't feel entitled to be part of it at all.
Eventually I created my profile because other people I knew were doing the same an
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Phasing Out The Today Page

This change has now been rolled out to all deviants and visitors.
Three years ago, we launched the Today page with the intention of creating a daily “newspaper” about art and community activity. While it served its purpose in some ways, it unfortunately didn’t get as much traction as we hoped, and we noticed a lot of deviants switched their default page to the browse pages.
Starting today, we’re beginning to phase out the Today page. Over the past months, we’ve moved some of the Today Page’s features, like Daily Deviations and polls, to the front page of the mobile site. In keeping with the original intention of the Today page, we've also made the default page "What's Hot" to showcase a cross-section of the day's trending deviations.
As we move forward, we plan on focusing on improving the front page of DeviantArt, making it easier to find fresh content, inspirational activities, and deviants th
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New Notifications and Reporting Updates
One of our most frequently requested features is to do more with optimizing one's browsing experience, blocking deviants one would rather not interact with, and better catching the types of content that go against DeviantArt policy.
We have been working on five new systems to streamline your DeviantArt experience that will be rolling out to all deviants over the coming days. If you don't see the changes described below, you will very soon.
I just don't want to see this
You may have seen this change already. If you find a deviation that doesn't necessarily go against DeviantArt policy but still isn't quite your style, you will find the option to select "I just don't want to see this" upon hitting the Report button. This will not send a report to our Moderation Desk, but will rather hide that deviation from wherever you might come across it on DeviantArt, including galleries and browse pages! The owner of the deviation will not be notified that you did this. From there,
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NYCC 2017 by Artgerm NYCC 2017 :iconartgerm:Artgerm 266 11 ELEFANTASIA by ekud ELEFANTASIA :iconekud:ekud 121 8 Mark XLVII by PhotoshopIsMyKung-Fu Mark XLVII :iconphotoshopismykung-fu:PhotoshopIsMyKung-Fu 276 6 Washington Square Philadelphia by makepictures Washington Square Philadelphia :iconmakepictures:makepictures 11 0 Re-animated Elephant mount by sandara Re-animated Elephant mount :iconsandara:sandara 4,185 152

community ideas for deviantART

Orbital Strike by ukitakumuki Orbital Strike :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 4,126 305 dA through the ages by SaTaNiA dA through the ages :iconsatania:SaTaNiA 1,500 1,176 deviantart concept - ARTstream by thespook deviantart concept - ARTstream :iconthespook:thespook 83 90 dAv6 Concept - Front Page by BoffinbraiN dAv6 Concept - Front Page :iconboffinbrain:BoffinbraiN 74 112 Deviant Symbol Replacement by mrrste Deviant Symbol Replacement :iconmrrste:mrrste 34 72 deviantART dictionary by lost-angle deviantART dictionary :iconlost-angle:lost-angle 553 234 dA Portfolio Contest by janvanlysebettens dA Portfolio Contest :iconjanvanlysebettens:janvanlysebettens 43 37 More Smart-links by janvanlysebettens More Smart-links :iconjanvanlysebettens:janvanlysebettens 38 72 news and polls + msg center by janvanlysebettens news and polls + msg center :iconjanvanlysebettens:janvanlysebettens 48 60 Collaborations by janvanlysebettens Collaborations :iconjanvanlysebettens:janvanlysebettens 801 289 Chatroom Clubpage by janvanlysebettens Chatroom Clubpage :iconjanvanlysebettens:janvanlysebettens 47 68 dAmn redesign 0.2 by janvanlysebettens dAmn redesign 0.2 :iconjanvanlysebettens:janvanlysebettens 105 175 deviantART notepad suggestion by nk-chan deviantART notepad suggestion :iconnk-chan:nk-chan 550 311 Daily Deviation idea by mrrste Daily Deviation idea :iconmrrste:mrrste 44 84
Provided by the community for consideration by deviantART; Please comment on this collection or note me if you'd like a particular idea to be added to this collection for review!!



5D MII 50MM 1.4
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

I have the privilege of making the ultimate day-to-day decisions on deviantART in my acting position as Chief Executive Officer. I Co-Founded deviantART in April of 2000 with jark along with a founding team of individuals including matteo most of whom joined around launch in August. Honorary founding team members include: mccann, chris and spot.


I've had a passion for building online communities since my addiction to game BBS's (doom, doom 2, heretic, hexen, etc.) when I was 12. I co-sysop'd the Netherworld BBS in Northern Virginia at that time (till I was 15) and fell in love with the possibilities; especially as they applied to a global community. deviantART mirrors many aspects of BBS's and as time progresses you will find even closer comparisons to the quality of community MajorBBS and other platforms were able to support. Of course, most of you have no idea what I'm talking about when I say BBS's. Ugh.

I've now spent more than half my life building online communities. Seeking to deliver a mainstream application that captures the depth and passion that I felt for BBS's in my youth youth, rather than my now youth. :D

I'm very proud of the success of deviantART. Especially the fact that we took the road less traveled and arrived a little later, but on our own pure and untainted terms. We're doing it our way.

And that ladies and gentlemen ... feels like a milli-millillion dollars.


Before you read about the future, read about the past. And I think with a past like that and a team like this, it is a bright future indeed.

It is our intention to create the most powerful outlet in the world for known and unknown artists alike.

Most importantly we intend to take our time to do it right. For the first time in history there is connection and communication between artists and fans on a massive scale. deviantART represents a breakthrough for the promotion and exposure of otherwise stranded artists in all corners of the globe. Our job is to make sense of the possibility, and craft it in a responsible manner.

And that's what I'm here to do along with the strong team we've assembled here at deviantART; until the job is done.

(If you have something real and tangible to propose that may help deviantART in one way or another; Feel free to send me a note. I read every note even if I don't respond. Forgive me on the responses, there are thousands of notes!)

Current Residence: Hollywood, CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Print preference: Fine Art
Favourite photographer: coxi
Favourite style of art: street
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: there are no choices
Shell of choice: Sea.
Wallpaper of choice: (changed often)
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie
Personal Quote: y0.


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Krovalor Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Spyed.
I hope you're aware to note that the new 'Love' feature for the Eclipse Update (v9) has a lot of implications for how the community will operate right?
The fact that you're deciding to implicate a 'likes' feature is a bit of a danger too, since even Twitter is thinking of removing it.
DragonFreddly Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello. I wanted to find out why many pictures that have hints of 18+ are allowed on Deviant without pointing out for adult content? It’s just that many of the works that I saw should have limitations, and they are publicly available. Thanks in advance for the answer.
heroes-of-crossover Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018
Kibbles07 and KibblesHatesGAYs is impersonating and stealing art from kibbless7, let's hope you can help unlike one of the da admin who isn't doing anything but ban those who believe there's 2 gender
Vyolain Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello!! Just want a little chat!! <3
So my friend, dekitea/Rubii-chu/Deki-ruu/ChubbiComms got banned.
But why, if I may ask? ^w^
I just wanted to know, because it was a bit sudden, and I was in shock.
So if you do know the reason, but it's personal, then it's all right!
Thank you for your time!! ^^
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Ask your friend. Everybody who gets banned or suspended is always given a reason.
Vyolain Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :3
Saiyanstrong Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
So, Hi.
I am contacting you, because I made a mistake.…

With This deviant, above. I was rude, for which I apologized, and he wants to get me banned. Please don’t ban me.
IvanBordArt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018   Artist
Are you fan of disney?
Saiyanstrong Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2018
Hello. I hear you are an admin. There is a deviant, named…
Who has harassed me. I have asked him to stop, that I remember. I did get a bit heated with him after he didn’t. I said an insult, and know he has proceed to spread defamation that my parents are prostitutes. Could you please ban this man, who apparently has harassed other as well.

Also, I have reason to believe he has set up a false account and is using it to steal another deviants art work and claim it as his own. This is not related to my problem, but it is a legal problem, which must be dealt with.

This is the one he is stealing from.

This is the one I suspect is him.

That is all.

Edit. The other account is not his, but he does know who owns it. So he is aiding and abetting art theft.

Think of how bad this could be for DA. Me telling you that there is art theft going on on this site and you doing nothing about it. Just saying.

Please disregard everything (except for someone impersonating someone else on the site). I typed this while in a fury. I am attempting to resolve the situation.
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