A Guide To Connecting And Sharing On DAWhat's this all about?
DeviantArt is a HUGE website and it's easy to feel invisible, especially if you're new (if you're new, hello, we're happy to have you here!). The aim of this guide is to help you start connecting with other artists and their work as well as sharing your own art and encouraging feedback and interaction. It would be impossible to cover absolutely everything in one journal, so consider it a starting point and get ready to go exploring! I've included a few helpful links under each section, so you can use these as springboards to help you bounce around and find out more.
Check out welcome for an introduction to DA
Introduce yourself in the Welcome Center forum
Get in the right mindset
The first thing to do is stop thinking simply in terms of what you want to get. DA, like a lot of places on the web, is a social experience. If you've been here
Tricks to save you time on DeviantArtCommunity Week
This is just a very quick tutorial of sorts on some quick "shortcuts" or other types of "tricks" for some things on DeviantArt you might not know about. They're things that saved me a lot of time once I discovered them, so I figured I may as well share them for those who might find them useful.
Moving, Copying or Removing Favorites or Gallery items in mass or all at once
There's a somewhat glitchy but still useful way for you to select multiple of your gallery items or favorites in order to then either move/copy them to other folders or simply remove them altogether.
1. First go to your Favourites or Gallery page. They both operate exactly the same with regards to this "trick" so for the sake of this tutorial, I'll only be showing the Favourites folder as an example. Once you're on the page, click the "Edit Page" button.
2. Note that from this page you could also drag and drop thumbna
Having an Online Presence"All artists need to have an online presence," I said.
"Easy for you to say, Popular Artist™," they said.
"I had to work hard to get 'popular'," I said
"But it's SOOO hhaaaaAAARD," they said
"That's what I just said," I said.
After making my status posts about making an online presence, I figured I'd make a sort of guide. I made a very generic list of things you should do as an artist who wants to get their name out there or "get popular". A lot of people were like, "but I've done all of that". But chances are, you haven't. There's a lot that goes into this and it takes a long ass time. Don't think it's just gonna happen in a month.
So I made a guide based on my own experience and what worked for me (as an illustrator/artist. Some of these tips are more specific than others and some of these will not necessarily work for you. Everyone's different. Keep in mind this is mostly for illustrators/animators/story artists etc. This won't work fo
So you want to host a devMeetSo you want to host a devmeet?
dA is now ten years old and we celebrated in a big way with dozens of meets all around the world. Paging through the responses on several journals and news articles regarding these meets it has become clear that while droves of people want to attend, most are afraid to take on the responsibility themselves. Now it's important to remember that hosting a devMeet can be a challenging but it is ultimately a rewarding experience.
But how does one go about organizing an hosting a devMeet?
We're going to outline several simple steps to hosting a meet and include tips and tricks along that way which can help you hold your first successful meet in your area.
Getting started: How to plan your meet
Before anything else, a word on time. Give yourself pleanty of time to organize a meet. If it's your first one you don't want to rush anything. Give people as much time as you can for them to be able to come. Most workplaces require notice for a day off, and people have p
Everything You Need To Be An Outstanding dA MemberThis journal is about acting like a senior member.
Senior members are outstanding members of the community and have been recognized by the site as such.
But you don't need a symbol next to your name to do great things for dA.
Every deviation thumb here is an article/guide except for the stamps. Each thing is separate link.
Support Other Deviants
Help With Life Forum
Be Kind To Others
Give Comments and Critiques
Find recently posted art in need of critiques here.
Suggest Daily Deviations
How to Suggest a Daily Deviation by ItsaBumbleDeeTheMaidenInBlack's DD Suggestion Guidelines by TheMaidenInBlack
Run Contests and Groups
Offering Prizes is a
How to Make Wicked Features in 7 StepsHello there!
I'm UszatyArbuz and today I want to tell you how to make your feature look fancy It isn't much to dump several thumbnails in a journal and post it - a lot of people will appreciate the feature anyway. But it takes a bit of thought to make people ask themselves "Why is this feature so appealing?". Since I started making features two years ago, I have posted almost 150 features on my personal account, and countless number of them on behalf groups, such as dAWishingWell , CrazySquad , PixelChallenges and All-about-features , each and every in different type and purpose. Here are some of my suggestions and ideas I follow when creating a feature, I hope they will be useful
For newcomers to DeviantArt, asking "What is a feature?" - a feature, my dear friend, is a collection of deviations published in some way by a deviant, often gathering artworks