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what we know so far by alapip, literature
what we know so far
the universe is: everywhere and forever everything all at once it contains all the secrets all the questions all the answers be careful what you ask for it's beautiful it's dreadful it's lifegiving it's deadly it's sublime it's violent things we're left to ponder: does the universe have a purpose or a goal - or [as is a probable scientific conclusion] is all of the evolution we see just an unavoidable phenomenon? as we observe the universe does it in some way observe us? if it does observe us does it in some distant way care?
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The Great Snowball Fest is on! by team, journal
The Great Snowball Fest is on!
Get ready for a flurry of fun never before seen on DeviantArt! Use the seasonal Snowball badge to throw snowballs at deviants and art you like, and rack up points to conquer the snowball leaderboard! How to Play Deviants can throw snowballs by giving seasonal Snowball badges to deviations and comments. It costs 3 fragments, and the recipient of your snowball will receive 2 fragments, so they can gather snow to make their own! Act fast, though, because the snow will melt away after December 21st! Snowball Badge Mania! The snow may be seasonal, but if you throw 25 snowballs, you’ll get perennial snow in the form of a Shimmering Snowball badge for your Profile! The Snowball Leaderboard Do you have what it takes to rise above the other snowball throwers? Check back daily to see if you rank in the top 25! (Last updated: December 1, 4:49PM Pacific) 19,246 TOTAL SNOWBALLS THROWN Top Snowball Throwers @ROArtUSA — 944 snowballs thrown @Jadago-Art — 438 @BeckyKidus —
Updates by team, journal
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Weekly Artist Interview: Nuhanotion by team, journal
Weekly Artist Interview: Nuhanotion
Follow @team for more content from artists you love! This week's interview answers the question: what if an architect was also a digital artist? @Nuhanotion's stunning work gives us a view into the inner world of that overlap. And don't forget, we will also be featuring her answers on our official Facebook page. How long have you been making digital art? What inspired you to start? I started to dabble in digital art during Pandemic 2020 when people around were dying and grieving for dear ones. I was covid-positive and isolated, alone in my space with my PC. Creating art took my mind off what has been happening. I took up digital art as a new form of expression as I ran out of materials for traditional work that I was into practicing before. But due to the unexpected gains, I found this digital way more convenient and decided to continue. What programs do you use to create your art? I use Photoshop and a Wacom Intuos to draw. I have also created art on Procreate and Paint
Contests and Challenges by team, journal
Contests and Challenges
Get your creative juices flowing. Join these contests and challenges hosted by DeviantArt for your chance at great prizes or for fun. COMMUNITY CHALLENGES: @sylessae of the DeviantArt Collective is currently running a Draw This In Your Style (DTIYS) for fabulous prizes, see the challenge and rules here: See past contests and challenges.
Buy and Sell Profile Skins in the DeviantArt Shop by team, journal
Buy and Sell Profile Skins in the DeviantArt Shop
You can now sell and buy custom Profile Skins in the DeviantArt Shop! Profiles have recently received a personalization overhaul, including the ability to upload unique Profile Skins. Deviants were quick to come up with creative designs for themselves and other deviants, so a new tool has been added to fuel that creativity further. Now, you can upload your Profile Skin designs and sell them in the DeviantArt Shop, the perfect spot for buyers to find customization and digital download needs! Selling Profile Skins It’s easy to sell custom Profile Skins! Step 1: Submit Create your Profile Skin image, then submit it as a Premium Download. (To do so, click Advanced Options on the right side of the submit page, then select “Sell Premium Downloads.”) Add the tag “ProfileSkins” when submitting and your deviation will appear in the Premium Downloads section of the DeviantArt Shop, making it easy for people to find and buy your creations. If you already created and submitted a custom Profile
Create AI-Generated Art Fairly with DreamUp by team, journal
Create AI-Generated Art Fairly with DreamUp
Introducing DreamUp™, an image-generation tool powered by your prompts that allows you to visualize most anything you can DreamUp! DeviantArt DreamUp lets you create AI-art knowing that creators and their work are treated fairly. UPDATE: We heard the community feedback, and now all deviations are automatically labeled as NOT authorized for use in AI datasets. IMPORTANT: DeviantArt did not, does not, and will not use deviations submitted to DeviantArt to add to third-party AI models or training sets, or on DreamUp itself. DeviantArt did not consent to third-party technology usage of images on our site, which were used to train AI models. In an effort to combat future unauthorized usage, we have enacted “noai” — an industry-first directive alerting AI models of deviants' desires to opt out. DeviantArt is the only platform giving creators the ability to tell third-party AI datasets and models whether or not their content can be used for training. This is a protection for creators to
Promote Commissions on Deviations and Profile by team, journal
Promote Commissions on Deviations and Profile
For deviants offering commissions on DeviantArt, you can now add special commission banners to your deviations and Profile! Get more exposure on your commission offerings and increase your chances to reach potential buyers. Banner Locations Similar to banners for Subscriptions, you can use this feature to promote commissions in four distinct places, with or without Core Membership. On your deviations, two banners can be added, one beneath your artwork and one in the sidebar. On your Profile, a banner can be included above your cover art. When deviants hover over your username or avatar, a banner can be added in the preview that displays there. How to Add Commission Banners Commission banners can easily be enabled and disabled from the Account Settings page. If you have banners enabled for Subscriptions, you’ll need to disable them by selecting “Your Commissions” in order for the commission banners to show. You can swap between the two sets of banners at any time. In order to
Celebrating Deviousness - December 2022 by team, journal
Celebrating Deviousness - December 2022
In recognition of exemplary membership and an outstanding spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community, December 2022's Deviousness award recipient is: @ChrissaBug @ChrissaBug is a talented artist, whose brilliant colours and whimsical style immediately brighten any day or mood. A testament to hard work and perseverance, she has turned challenges into opportunities and established herself as an artist to watch. Her positivity is infectious and her community spirit is unparalleled. As a member of our DeviantArt Collective, she has provided valuable resources and hosted challenges to help artists improve and build upon their craft. @chrissabug is the embodiment of what it means to be “devious” and it is our joy to award her with Deviousness for December 2022. I'm Chrissa, known as @ChrissaBug online. I'm a Game Artist and Animator by day and Illustrator and Streamer by night. I currently live in Sweden but grew up in a small town in the western United States.
Licht und Schatten by withcranesandfoxes, literature
Licht und Schatten
Wenn die Felder im Schatten ruhen Ist es Zeit, es ihnen gleich zu tun Die Wälder sind schwer und still Durchdrungen von Heimat, in der ich leben will Doch Heimat kennt auch Licht und Leben Golden und tief durchdringt es jeden Nebel Der Nebel Nebel So lebt er auch in mir Doch Goldenes Licht Licht Lebt auch in mir So bewahrt es meine Liebe Auf immer da Auf immer wahr