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2018 Sheet - Sharyanna by ThorinFrostclaw 2018 Sheet - Sharyanna :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 11 4 2018 Sheet - Shary by ThorinFrostclaw 2018 Sheet - Shary :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 8 7 Colliding Worlds by ThorinFrostclaw Colliding Worlds :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 11 6 DayZ Sketchdump 1 by ThorinFrostclaw DayZ Sketchdump 1 :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 4 3 2018 Sheet - Flavie by ThorinFrostclaw 2018 Sheet - Flavie :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 9 7 2018 Sheet - Jelai by ThorinFrostclaw 2018 Sheet - Jelai :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 14 6 Sketchdump Artfight 2018 by ThorinFrostclaw Sketchdump Artfight 2018 :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 9 12 Sketchdump Artfight 2017 by ThorinFrostclaw Sketchdump Artfight 2017 :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 8 7 Obscure by ThorinFrostclaw Obscure :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 34 26 The coolest Team of all Teams! by ThorinFrostclaw The coolest Team of all Teams! :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 7 9 Always towards the Sun by ThorinFrostclaw Always towards the Sun :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 19 8 So...hi! by ThorinFrostclaw So...hi! :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 29 28 The Super Soosh - Complete by ThorinFrostclaw The Super Soosh - Complete :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 7 4 Forestpool by ThorinFrostclaw Forestpool :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 61 16 Teaparty by ThorinFrostclaw Teaparty :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 22 8 Happy Easter 2018! by ThorinFrostclaw Happy Easter 2018! :iconthorinfrostclaw:ThorinFrostclaw 18 30


Hyper Star Parfait by SooshDatabase Hyper Star Parfait :iconsooshdatabase:SooshDatabase 4 3
DA Eclipse Survey Responses
Someone Requested that I show off my Novel-length survey responses for the Eclipse survey dA put out, so here it is. Blockquotes are my responses. On the star scale, 1 is very dissatisfied, 5 is very satisfied. Beware! It's long.
DeviantArt Eclipse Beta Tester Feedback
Welcome to the new phase of DeviantArt! We'd love to know more about your experience with Eclipse. Please take a few minutes to provide us feedback and ways we can improve. Thanks!
In a few short words, how would you describe DeviantArt Eclipse?
We needed change, but this is too poorly organized to be effective. A step in the right(ish) direction in most, cases, though.
How are you primarily browsing DeviantArt Eclipse? 
Desktop BrowserHow does the new Browse & Search meet your expectations compared to the old site? - 2/5 stars
I enjoy the revamped way to br
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re: Eclipse
Alright, where do i begin? After having used the Eclipse Beta for a while, i have collected a bunch of thoughts – and i have also submitted lots of them as feedback through the appropriate channels. Regardless, i wanted to have all of them collected in one place, and this journal seems a good a place as any. Be warned, though, this is going to be fairly lengthy. And also rather negative, i’m afraid, so i apologize in advance if i seem overly blunt. But never forget, if i seem harsh, it is only because i care deeply about this place, and i would hate to see it gone or change into something different.
Anyway, i’ll begin with my conclusion, so you’ll all know where i stand:
Eclipse looks like an iPad app that has been blown up to fill a regular desktop monitor.
My second conclusion would be: If i wasn’t a member of DeviantArt before and was looking for a new site to feature my art prominently, then yes, i could see myself j
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BETA TEST: DeviantArt Eclipse

As you may know, DeviantArt has been long working on a big update of our site and overall user experience. It’s been over a year of brainstorms, planning, research, interviews, testing, and more, and now we’re gearing up for a full Eclipse!

The time has finally come: we’re excited to announce DeviantArt Eclipse to beta testers. Take a look at the new design and some of the new features on our promo site. How To Try DeviantArt Eclipse

Now it’s time for you all to experience it! All beta testers have been enabled with DeviantArt Eclipse. To make the switch simply click on the More menu on the top navigation and select “Try DeviantArt Eclipse.”You can switch back to the old site by clicking on the avatar icon and selecting “Back to Old Version.”

Explore What’s New

We can’t wait for you to explore some of our awesome new features! We recommend starting off by selecting Header Art in order to personalize your Profile and make a “wow!” first impression.

After you’ve done that, elevate your art by choosing a deviation background (Core Members have more background options to select from as well). Expand your watch list and community outreach by browsing status updates and polls. Experiment with the new Love Meter to indicate how much a certain work of art matches your personal taste. Go on and explore, Beta Testers!

Reporting Bugs, Feature Requests, and Feedback

DeviantArt Eclipse is still in development. You will likely encounter bugs and unfinished features. We need your help to test out our new features! If you do find any issues, please let us know.

Submit a bug or feature request (submit to this form as many times as you’d like!)Please try to include as much information as possible, such as browser info, OS info, screenshots, links, reproduction steps, what you expected to see versus what you actually experienced, and anything else you think will help describe your issue.Please do not contact DeviantArt Support about Eclipse-related bugs or issues — we’d like to collect all bugs and feedback though this form.Submit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse

Known Issues & In-Development Features

Here are some of the major known issues we are aware of and actively working on:

We are still working on the favouriting and collecting experience. Please share your feedback!It’s not yet possible to include Literature and Journal thumbs in comments or galleries within Journals.Icon codes are in development.Sharing a thumbnail in a Journal or comment using a link (or :thumb: code) is not yet possible.Thumbnails of pixel art, stamps, and small images have some display issues. Literature thumbs do not include preview text.Various feedback notifications (such as certain types of replies and deviation mentions) are not yet completed and may display as an error.Feedback will sometimes get out of order after scrolling through many notifications.Minor formatting issues in new Journal text editor.Bio and personal information are not yet editable on Eclipse.Gallery Subfolders and Gallery Stats will be temporarily unavailable as we rebuild them in the future.The mobile web version is not yet available.Comment permalinks don't include links to the original content or parent comment. Submitting Journals to Groups is not yet possible. While creating or editing Commissions, the Points-currency conversion is not being calculated properly. (This is just a visual bug; the price of Points is not changing.)

Questions on certain Eclipse features? Feel free to check out our Knowledge Base for more information.

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FTO Event: Bake Your Own!
Get your ovens preheated! 
EDIT: If you'd like a simple filling for your strudel like apples or coffee, that's fine! Make a dessert that utilizes these ingredients, such as apple strudel (haha) or coffee-infused cupcakes, and we will be happy to simplify the masterlist entry for you! Just put a twist on it!  
Hello everyone! I wanted to do a fun little event to tide everyone over while I'm on my semi-hiatus! Alli suggested more opportunities for FTOs, and I wholeheartedly agree!  So here's what we're gonna do: a FTO-exclusive MYO event, with a twist! If you've been waiting for a chance to get your first strudel but keep missing the sales, or maybe can't afford a slot, here's your chance! Gather up all your friends and spread the word. This event will last two weeks, and requires two steps! 
This event will last from NOVEMBER 12th to November 26th, 11:59 EST.
You must complete BOTH parts in the al
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Adoptables 6 (CLOSED) by Cushfuddled Adoptables 6 (CLOSED) :iconcushfuddled:Cushfuddled 114 27 Sweetheart Hot Cocoa by SooshDatabase Sweetheart Hot Cocoa :iconsooshdatabase:SooshDatabase 7 9 Buttered Popcorn by SooshDatabase Buttered Popcorn :iconsooshdatabase:SooshDatabase 10 0
Contest Winners !!
Hi there :)
I would like to thank the 10 people who participated in my contest :heart:
All your drawings are amazing and now I remember why I stopped doing contests in 2008: it is a  hell of a hard time to decide who the winners are and I feel guilty for not giving a prize to everyone... lol
However 10 participants is not much so I will take the time to thank everyone of you accordingly with a digital sketchy portrait of one of your character in this style: Ariana
I'm going to start working on that this week-end, maybe even finish if I'm quick enough, and I'm going to sketch your own character that you draw for the contest ;)
To all participants: can you please let me know if you are interested in creating your own Cursed Wolf? :)
Now let's move onto the winners!
(For a reminder, my biggest criteria was the originality and story behind it)
Please can the winners note me or comment here with the charac
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Sour Apple Lemonade by SooshDatabase Sour Apple Lemonade :iconsooshdatabase:SooshDatabase 7 0 Lucky Platter by SooshDatabase Lucky Platter :iconsooshdatabase:SooshDatabase 5 3 Wild Rice Soup by SooshDatabase Wild Rice Soup :iconsooshdatabase:SooshDatabase 5 4 Taiyaki Ice Cream by SooshDatabase Taiyaki Ice Cream :iconsooshdatabase:SooshDatabase 7 3 Unicorn Boba by SooshDatabase Unicorn Boba :iconsooshdatabase:SooshDatabase 13 0 Taste of Eden Hard Apple Cider by SooshDatabase Taste of Eden Hard Apple Cider :iconsooshdatabase:SooshDatabase 13 4 Sour Gummy Worms by SooshDatabase Sour Gummy Worms :iconsooshdatabase:SooshDatabase 20 0


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Art Status

Summer Trades:

Will open each July for "trade applications"! :>

2017 Journal for reference


Thank you!

Thank you... much for visiting my gallery!


DeviantArt ECLIPSE Review (updated, added a poll)

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 15, 2018, 2:02 AM


Can you fellas please take a look at this poll?

DAs reasoning behind removing journal skins is, that the majority of users visits DA over mobile.
I'm thinking that only viewers use mobile, or users that check their messages this way (I do that too! Just lurking, nothing else!). The majority of users uses a DESKTOP/LAPTOP for submitting art, journals.
I'm just curious if my assumption is correct, or if the majority DOES submit everything while on mobile.
If this is correct, I will not be complaining about Eclipse being mobile-oriented anymore.

If the majority of ARTISTS is using DESKTOP/LAPTOP for DA I'll allow myself to keep complaining about the spacing, the removal of skins, and the general mobilification....
Because then, Eclipse will focus on the viewers, and not the members/artists.


Alright fellas, here we Eclipse review!

 First impression: This is bad

*edit 16.11.2018*
Hi guys, I've been receiving a lot of feedback and had some great discussions about Eclipse!! I'll be updating this journal with new informations, like confirmed bugs and other mentions!!
I'll take another look at Eclipse this weekend to prepare a proper, not so drama heavy ;), FEEDBACK journal and also to submit my review to staff.

Edited information in this journal will be using the :bulletblue: icon!!

Leaving this here as well......


But let's just start with this first impression! Eclipse is offered in two designs, dark and light.

Dda by ThorinFrostclaw Dal by ThorinFrostclaw

 I will use the light theme in my review.
:bulletblue: I personally think it's good that DA offers two different designs, I would love to have a third one. Classic grey-green!! Maybe even CORE only?? :bulletblue:


Your profile is what represents you on here. With oldDA people used to customize it to their likings, displaying art, icons, stamps - everything they could think of!
Customization is completely gone.
DA lets you add widgets, but they're preconfigured with no way to customize them. The only customization you have is your banner....and oh boy.
(image is displayed in full, not cropped. Had to crop and reassign badly to display the whole size)


Other websites already do this SUCESSFULLY!!
These are my (inactive lol) Weasyl and Twitter. Twitter's is a lil bit too big and low quality and Weasyls is PERFECT

DAs is too big AND low quality. Con-fucking-gratulations, you failed one very simple thing.
Moving on...

My profiles icon is ugly as fuck because it has been upscaled - 50x50 pixels is still used, but it gets upscaled. Maybe this is still in works and will be redone with Eclipse release, who knows...
My stats are displayed next to my name, I like that, but I miss seeing my daily views. According to staff, statistics are being redone and I hope daily views return.
My lil text "Have fun!" is still there and hasn't been thrown out, that makes me really happy somehow.... ^^
Daprof5 by ThorinFrostclaw
'About' displays a bunch of more information and edit is listed as "coming soon". Fingers crossed for at least a little level of customization?
Daprof6 by ThorinFrostclaw
The rest of the profile is a giant mess. (zoomed out to show everything)
Daprof7 by ThorinFrostclaw
I can choose widgets to show gallery folders and can add another section ontop to display art.
Daprof8 by ThorinFrostclaw
Comments cant be collapsed anymore, doesn't bother me, but I know some users dislike the profile comments a lot.
Watchers and Watching can't be edited to show less, or only names. I miss my "friends" widget A LOT.
:bulletblue: Both widgets add to profile cluster, as I can't choose between "only names" and "icons too". This might change in the release? :bulletblue:

General impression of the profile:
It's a mess and took away DAs unique feature, customization, for the sake of....I don't know? I don't see a positive thing about new profiles. They even managed it to fuck up the banner, the only thing I was looking forward to. :´D
I guess it looks cleaner, but also because it's no longer (in my case, badly ) customized, but forced to follow DAs rules.
I like the way of displaying stats and if the banner would be fixed (static size, better quality) I would like the header area of the profile!
:bulletblue:If they can fix the banner quality and the "detailed" statistics return, I think I can deal with new Profile...all fingers crossed for the return of customizations! :bulletblue:

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:HEADER FEATURES:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

The profile header lists a different bunch of "areas" you can access.
Daprof1 by ThorinFrostclaw
About is just your "about information" and statistics thrown in one place.
Home is your profile
Gallery is your gallery (we will get back to that!)
Favourites are your Favourites
Posts are your journals, polls, status updates compiled in one place and looks like this
Shop....see down down down below.


I wrote this journal during my Eclipse testings and it was a real pain to do so.
I miss having the editor header, everything is hidden in a tiny context menu, and there's not much to do anyway.
Ddajourn by ThorinFrostclaw
(update after switching back to oldDA: I MISS THE CONTEXT MENUE. It allowed me to much easier bold a text. LOL. I still miss the Header area in Eclipse!!!)

Images can be added with yet another context menue left to your can select from your Gallery, Sta.Sh, Upload....everything basically.

:bulletblue: Thumbs not working is a confirmed bug! They will return! :bulletblue:

Preview is gone, I mean, I guess it's "what you see is what you get!", but I really enjoy looking at a preview of wtf I'm posting first.
Proper Journal Skins are also gone, they're....kinda still being pulled but look weird...?
:bulletblue: They're thinking of other possibilities of customization journals in the future!

DA will now automatically use the journals first image as a "journal header". Just...look at this mess...
Dajour2 by ThorinFrostclaw
I'm not going to say more about this, it's too ridiculous. When doing journals with images you now MUST upload a "fancy header" image first, otherwise it will look dumb as fuck.
The header area has too much empty space as well too...this is a general problem with Eclipse.


First, I've been here for more than a decade. I have a lot of artwork and I love sorting my things.
DAga1 by ThorinFrostclaw
Your Folders are now displayed in a "scroll through" area on top. Subfolders are currently gone.
:bulletblue: They're working on returning subfolders!:bulletblue:

Images in general are all big, sometimes scaled up badly. Interestingly, this is not happening with my pixels.
It's endless scrolling now...something I absolutely despise. Scrolling through my WHOLE gallery is possible, but slow (not as laggy as I thought it would be, though! Quite a surprise!!).

The style of Eclipse-Gallery is...weird. I could get used to it.
I really, really, like that it lists how many images are in one folder!!


Let's not kid outselves...Eclipse is absolutely AGAINST communication. Longer comments are no longer displaying everything, but a boring "show more", if there's too much text.
Not only this, but they're shoved beneath the general information, as if they do not matter at all!!
Dadev1 by ThorinFrostclaw
I feel insanely disappointed by this design's like it does not matter what I think/have to say, it's just about my artwork...not the artist behind it.

You can now like comments, which is good and allows people to show the commenter that they like what they said. Featuring comments is very invisible now. I prefer the old way...
Dadev2 by ThorinFrostclaw

Adding to this, Browsing is sadly not possible for me anymore, as DA decided to get rid of a lot of categories. I can no longer browse Digital - Animals as Animals no longer exists.... :(

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:MESSAGE CENTER:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

It's gone.
With oldDA you had one page that displayed everything at once - watching, comments, journals, favs, mentions...EVERYTHING.
This is no longer the case.
Damce2 by ThorinFrostclaw
You have...
Watch - Stuff you watch
Feedback - Comments, Replies, Mentions, Watches...everything thats about YOU
Notes - Your notes.

It's a big mess. oldDAs message center was neatly ordered in different areas. EclipseDA throws everything together in one big stream, either sorted by newest or oldest.
Damce by ThorinFrostclaw
You can select single areas to display, which is more work compared to having everything in all place.
Damce3 by ThorinFrostclaw
Again, a lot of spacing problems. Everything is bigger, showing less comments on one page compared to before.
Group removal of Message is (currently??!) not possible.

New Message Center is a huge disappointment.
My hopes would have been customization for it, folders for example, so that FRIEND-stuff goes in a special area, which I can take better care of.
But, nah, this is just a dream...

Now fellas, prepare for THE BEST NEW FEATURE OF ALL TIME


Eclipse adds a new page on your profile to easier display what you offer for commissions!!!!
Dashop by ThorinFrostclaw
You can add a title, add details, show examples...
Dashop2 by ThorinFrostclaw
And even set a price...!!
....POINTS ONLY!! AND MAXIMUM 8000 (100 USD). 
Dashop3 by ThorinFrostclaw

:bulletblue: There's a bug with calculating the USD value!! For your own amusement, look at the screen below at how much USD it suggests the points are worth.
I still do not like that it's points only, though. As someone who will not use this at all then, I would like to remove SHOP completely from my bar.

FurAffinity does this MUCH better!!!

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:CORE MEMBERSHIPS:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

DA sent me a lovely email listing all the CORE FEATURES that will be accessible with Eclipse.
Custom Deviation Backgrounds - COMING SOON, NOT IN BETA YET (sounds interesting, though)
Sta.Sh storage 20 GB! - I'm uploading a lot of stuff to Sta.Sh and have not even reached the current limit...
Print discounts - Upping to 20%, useless to me.
Prioritized Customer Support - .....for a website that has been made fun of A LOT in the past for their bad support, this sounds like a joke.
Submit Videos - YOU'RE NOT YOUTUBE. I never did any videos and do not plan to do so. Useless for me.

Why have I been a CORE member all these years? Because I like to support services I use and because I liked the CORE offers.

Will I continue being a CORE member? NO
CORE no longer offers enough for me to stay a member. Unfortunately for DA, taking away customization will make most of their CORE members stop paying, as this was THE feature people were willing to pay for.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:FINAL THOUGHTS:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

Eclipse is horrible and I'm afraid will start the downfall of DA.
The goods things about it are too few and the bad things are too many.
DAs stand out feature was customization, no other gallery offers this and DA could have surely worked out ways to monetize it even more - and I'm 100% convinced people would've paid for more ways to customize their galleries.
The biggest group of users on DA is young ones, teens. Eclipse tries to become a PROFESSIONAL ARTIST GALLERY, which is aimed at a very, very small potion of their userbase. oldDAs charme was, that it seemed to be for everyone. Customization made it possible to either configure your profile to be a silly colorful gallery, or a professional looking one.

Will the userbase get used to it?

This is not a small change.
This is no "we're changing the icon, it's now a Z and neon green!". This is a "everything you loved about this website you used for years is now gone!"-change.
I can't look into the future, but I would not be surprised if DAs active userbase will see a huge drop with Eclipse, moving on to other art sites.

Personally, I will try to revive my other galleries. Eclipse is still BETA, there's still hope, but I fear the worst.
If everything stays the same, I will switch to FurAffinity as my main gallery. A lot of stuff I loved about DA will be gone with Eclipse, I might as well get used to a gallery site that's only about fluffy animals then...
I'm ThorinFrostclaw there as well, feel free to watch me, I'll do my best to be more active now!

Until then...take care fellas!!!! :love:



Testing Eclipse... I'm impressed....BY HOW MUCH DA MANAGED IT TO FUCK UP THE SIMPLEST SHIT oh my god

STARE SCROLL this is worse than I thought. I'll be back with a journal and a lot of screenshots....but first impression is not good at all.

Takoo by ThorinFrostclaw
I won!! Tako's going to live here! aAAaaAh! ;-----;
*insert DarthVader-NOOOO wailing Choco in the background*
I'd really love a way to sort my Message Center into categories, friends and no friends.
I have 13.200 messages right now and would really love to prioritize my friends easily. lol
Look at these adorable critters, Oofoos!! ;-;
This fella here is being raffled off, trying my luck for has leopard spots!!! aaah ;-;
[CLOSED] Oofoo Raffle - Jellyfish Mermaid by Pepper-Wood
Confused Oofoo being confused...
Ooofooooo by ThorinFrostclaw

All my plushies are in moving boxes now. feels so cold and empty. ;----;


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Foxface-x3 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alles Gute nachträglich zum Geburtstag! ^-^
XxSynisterxX Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
Happy Birthday!!!!!!
xWintermondx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alles, alles Gute zum Geburstag! :tighthug: :cake:
Ich hoffe, bei euch läuft immer noch alles super im neuen Haus.
Und dass es Kuchen gab *-*
Dieses Mal habe ich auch endlich was geschafft:
xX-NIGHTBANEWOLF-Xx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday
Tacimur Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Thorin! :-) Ich bin froh, dass ich dich kenne!
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