Deviant since Feb 9, 2003 | Core Member until Dec 26, 2018
This is the place where you can personalize your profile!
By moving, adding and personalizing widgets.
You can drag and drop to rearrange.
You can edit widgets to customize them.
The bottom has widgets you can add!
Some widgets you can only access when you get Core Membership.
Some widgets have options that are only available when you get Core Membership.
We've split the page into zones!
Certain widgets can only be added to certain zones.
"Why," you ask? Because we want profile pages to have freedom of customization, but also to have some consistency. This way, when anyone visits a deviant, they know they can always find the art in the top left, and personal info in the top right.
Don't forget, restraints can bring out the creativity in you!
Now go forth and astound us all with your devious profiles!
I still get inspired every day by this great site. It is the perfect blend of fun social interaction and the promotion of the artistic side of our personalities. There is a definite sense of wanting to better ourselves as artists by admiring and being inspired by the creativity of our peers. We teach, learn from, and inspire one another by stretching our artistic wings and flying together.
I just finished reading a journal written by a very talented photographer who inspired me years ago with his outrageously amazing photos. The journal was entitled 'Fuck dA'. He wrote it 8 years ago and then abandoned his account here. In this journal he rants about 'the little guy' getting passed by while those who have no talent but thousands of watchers dominate the front pages.
Well I think he was here for all the wrong reasons.
He was missing the inspiration part. How others work can inspire and make you better in your own craft. He was only in it to become popular and have others admire him. He believed that other forms of art here at dA had less merit than photography and mature artists were the only artists who deserved to be here.
I couldn't disagree more.
All artists deserve to be here, learning and maturing and striving to improve. dA is wonderful that way. I hope you all will pause and ask yourselves why you like this site. I see so many talented yet humble and selfless artists here. All artists should be aware that there are millions.. maybe billions of creative souls out there. Art is not a competition, but rather a collective expression of the human race. We all contribute to it in our own little way.