Award a Nice Shot badge to your favorite photos! by team, journal
Award a Nice Shot badge to your favorite photos!
Celebrate excellent photography with the Nice Shot badge! Show your appreciation for excellent photography posted to DeviantArt by giving it a limited-time Nice Shot badge! This camera badge is the perfect award for a skilled work from a photographer and can be given to a deviation in a flash. The Nice Shot badge will be available until September 30th at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. It costs 10 fragments to give the badge, and the recipient will receive 2 fragments along with their badge! If you give at least 10 Nice Shot badges to other deviations, you’ll also receive a Picture Perfect badge for your Profile! Find picture-perfect favorites and start granting badges! Browse Photography Have you given a Nice Shot badge to a photo you think is great? Do you have a photo in your Gallery that you think deserves the badge? Share them in the comments on this journal!
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2023 by team, journal
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2023
The Deviousness Award is given to one deviant each month in recognition of their exemplary contributions to DeviantArt and its community and has been a long-standing tradition since DeviantArt’s early years. @barefootliam is the recipient of September 2023’s Deviousness Award, so please join us in congratulating them! Over the years, @barefootliam has quietly but firmly been a cornerstone of the community at large. While they’ve been a long-time advocate for the literature community, their interests have always spread further—to photography, calligraphy, and other art forms as well—and as they’ve shared those interests, they’ve also brought countless deviants together with their kindness and sincerity. For their many contributions to the community, we’re pleased to name @barefootliam the recipient of the Deviousness Award for September 2023! Hello! I’m @barefootliam (i don’t often wear shoes), and i’ve been on DeviantArt for more than 19 years. I work in the computer industry
Support by team, journal
Check out the links below to get help from the DeviantArt Team or request new features! Got some feedback? We've got links for that, too! (There are no comments on this journal because it's not a monitored space get help or give feedback. Instead, let us know on one of the following links!) CONTACT SUPPORTThe Help Desk is here for you! Get help from our mods and admin staff. GIVE FEEDBACK OR REQUEST NEW FEATURESY'all have some great ideas. Let us know what you think so we can continue to evolve DeviantArt. Leaving your feedback through this link gets it seen. See the features currently being voted on! CORENeed more information on Core? Wa
Seller tips: What buyers are looking for this fall by team, journal
Seller tips: What buyers are looking for this fall
Art appreciators are always looking for seasonal work to buy, either to keep for themselves or give as gifts to others. Based on seasonal searches and site trends, here are some ideas to create and sell items buyers are likely to want this fall. Premium Downloads Premium Downloads are a great way to offer artwork for sale themed around fall and Halloween. Because multiple people can buy them, it’s easy to sell items like spooky party invitations, holiday cards, seasonal digital wallpapers, brush packs, and more. Some common concepts buyers look for during fall include werewolves, vampires, monster girls, witches, and zombies. Submit a Premium Download Commissions If you want to offer more custom seasonal creations for buyers, try offering themed commissions! Custom Halloween character designs and portraits of people as witches, werewolves, vampires, or other supernatural creatures are popular options. For artists taking part in Inktober, you can also offer one-day drawing
Site Updates by team, journal
So much is always changing at DeviantArt. This is a comprehensive list of product updates, site changes, and news related specifically to the DeviantArt website and its features. September 5, 2023 - Daily Challenges: Inspiration Served Fresh September 5, 2023 - Award a Nice Shot Badge to your favorite photos! August 7, 2023 - Celebrate DeviantArt's 23rd Birthday! June 20, 2023 - Show off your adoptables with new features! May 31, 2023 - Search in favourites is back! May 23, 2023 - Requested improvements to Adoptables offers April 26, 2023 - Save what you love with Private Collections! April 20, 2023 - More Filters for Content You Browse March 29, 2023 - Adoptables BETA: Buy and sell unique creations! March 22, 2023 - An Update About Ads February 15, 2023 - Add banners to promote your Premium Galleries! February 9, 2023 - Boost a deviation with the Hype badge! December 21, 2022 - DeviantArt Linked Roles on Discord December 20, 2022 - The Llama Farm results are in! December
Feature: Shading, Color Theory, and More by team, journal
Feature: Shading, Color Theory, and More
This curated feature is brought to you by @BeckyKidus, who posts monthly features like this one to their Profile. It’s September, and people who watch me know I’m in the middle of a series showcasing tutorials and undiscovered artwork. The first part of this feature includes tutorials related to shading and color theory, and the second part is a selection of artwork I’ve discovered recently with fewer than 50 favourites. If you’d like to see more features like this, previous features I’ve put together are linked at the bottom of this journal. I hope you're able to make use of these great tutorials and enjoy beautiful art you may not have seen! Tutorials: Shading and Color Theory Shading and color theory are important in all kinds of artwork and are considered fundamentals for a reason—and, like most fundamentals, they can be quite tricky. However, there are a lot of tutorials, tips, and tricks which can make things a bit easier. Shading We'll start with shading. @ARVEN92 has two
Daily Challenges: Inspiration Served Fresh! by team, journal
Daily Challenges: Inspiration Served Fresh!
Kickstart your inspiration with Daily Challenges Discover new Daily Challenges each day to see a creative prompt to fuel your artistic ideas. Other deviants will see your creative take on the prompt when you share it with the daily tag. What will today's tag look like in your own personal style? Daily Challenges can jumpstart your inspiration! Whether you're experiencing art block or are trying to increase your creative output. Remember, it’s not about making a masterpiece every day, it’s about keeping that creative spark active and strengthening every day! Your Daily Challenge art can be as straightforward as a notebook sketch, a haiku, or a photo taken with your phone. See Today’s Prompt You can always access today's Daily Challenge by clicking the hamburger menu on the top left of any page. Do you have a prompt or tag you’d like to see featured as a Daily Challenge? Share it in the comments!
Creative Challenges by team, journal
Artists in the community are always ready to show off their artistic skills. This is a list of past contests and challenges.
Share your community projects! by team, journal
Share your community projects!
Do you have a community project or journal series you've been working on or considered starting? If so, now's your chance to have it featured on the @team Profile! Share your project in the comments below, and include information about what your project is—be it artist features, highlighting recent favourites, running a themed art campaign, or celebrating a cultural event. Feel free to share as much about your project as you'd like. The more details, the better! Your project’s name: A summary of your project: Link to your project (current or previous): Where you post your project (deviations, journals, etc.): Duration of your project: Project goals (no goal is too lofty!):
Featured DeviantArt Events by team, journal
Featured DeviantArt Events
The DeviantArt community comes together for special occasions! Here is a list of previous community and cultural events. 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrate Art and History Award a Nice Shot badge to your favorite photo! Celebrate DeviantArt's 23rd Birthday Evolution of the DeviantArt Logo Celebrate Juneteenth! LGBTQ+ Pride Month: All Out With Pride Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month 2023 Give deviations a Totally Normal badge! Celebrating International Women's Day 2023 Trade Gold Coins for good luck for St. Patrick's! Show your devotion for Valentines Day! Celebrating Black History Month 2023 2022 Happy Holidays from DeviantArt! Get festive with holiday-themed community events! Get cozy with limited-edition winter Profile Skins The Great Snowball Fest is on! Inktober 2022 Wrap-Up! World Mental Health Day 2022 Inktober 2022: Draw every day in October Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrate History and Art Protecting Art IRL: Protect Pop-Up Art Gallery Let's Party: Celebrate
Me or You by LivelyDreamer13, literature
Me or You
Maybe things have changed We may have been estranged But was it me or you, Or is it something new? Maybe we changed the pace And put on a fresh face But was it me or you, Or did it fall in rue? My heart sings a new tune Uncertain and all strewn But was it me or you, Or is it a strange hue? I stare back with insight Seeing it in new light But was it me or you, Or did it become blue? We may burn differently No longer intently But was it me or you, Or is there a new true? Maybe I’ll find a sign And mend our cosmic twine But was it me or you, Or do we start anew?
Welcomed by darkness by Backjack-Kitsune, literature
Welcomed by darkness
There is nothing more beautiful than the abyss that welcomes you with open arms, it's charms beckoning the many bewitched souls to sit with her amongst the stars and galaxies that spindle together like a tapestry of perfect symmetry. I understand what welcomes and drives those to go deeper into the gullet of a pet that consumes everything, yet is not bound by its gluttony and Beelzebolic need to imprint the sin of lucifer's brethren upon them. For the abyss is simply a Void that no one can avoid, yes the lovely darkness that desires hearts to run into it's mouth with out concern of the consequences mention, so wont you jon me in this honey trap with no latch or escape hatch? won't you come and play with a dragoness who is willing to admit that not even she could keep her darkness at bey