Promote a Gallery on your deviations! by team, journal
Promote a Gallery on your deviations!
Add a Gallery Section to your deviations to promote your art! Install the Gallery Section on any of your deviation pages by clicking the “Add Gallery” option to start customizing. You can select your Featured Gallery, Latest Deviations, Adopted Deviations, Buy My Adoptables, or any Gallery or Collection you’ve created. Promote the other pages of your comic, lead viewers to the rest of a photo set or series, or showcase other deviations you have for sale. How you use it is up to you! Gallery Sections are a Core feature. All deviants can preview how it will look, but the preview will only be visible to you. If your Core Membership lapses, your Gallery Section settings will be saved so you don’t have to redo anything when you reactivate Core later. Try it now: View My Gallery or Upgrade to Core
Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrate Art and History by team, journal
Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrate Art and History
From September 15th to October 15th, America celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. A time to commemorate the history, heritage, and influence of individuals whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South and Central America, Hispanic Heritage Month has been a mainstay of American cultural events since its first observation as a week of celebrations in 1968. For those with ancestry outside of Spanish-speaking countries or even those who are simply looking to expand their knowledge, it's the perfect opportunity to better engage with new cultural experiences and take part in uplifting individuals from this rich cultural background. Some ways to celebrate There are plenty of ways to take part and further your Hispanic cultural education without leaving your seat! Explore a stunning Mayan Pyramid live. Explore the ancient Mesoamerican city, Teotihuacan Pyramid (Pyramids of the Sun) of Mexico. Virtually trek through Machu Picchu in Peru with a guided 360-degree
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
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
Adoptable Creator Showcase - September 2023 by team, journal
Adoptable Creator Showcase - September 2023
This monthly series highlights artists from the Adoptables community. Learn more about these artists, the art they make, and what inspires them to create. You’ll love this handpicked collection of adoptables, so consider buying some of their work! @MagicalEGirl “Hello, I’m MagicalEGirl, and I design adoptable outfits. My love for design started at a young age, and discovering DeviantArt later on gave me a platform to showcase my art. I started posting my original characters and designs, and as many people gave support and showed interest in them, I decided to become MagicalEGirl and dedicate this account to adoptables! “My purpose is to design outfits that inspire people and make their imagination flow—outfits that tell a story just by looking at them!” See more in @MagicalEGirl's Shop @Amepan “The DA community has helped me over the years to grow as a self-taught artist and to be free and confident with the variety of my art style. Even as a shy person, it has allowed me to
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!
Resources by team, journal
Open up a box of inspiration and snag some free digital art tools! These resources are perfect for whatever artistic endeavor you may find yourself taking on. TUTORIALS Don't be afraid to try something new! Simple, step-by-step tutorials from incredible deviants. This month's tutorial: WEEKLY COMMUNITY ART TIP Every week we highlight a piece of educational content from the community! CREATIVE CRATES Free download packs from some of your favorite artists, paired with insights and a spectacular piece of art. See them all here. See all resources. Looking for information on updates or support?
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
September Community Art Challenges by team, journal
September Community Art Challenges
Want to improve your creative skills and connect with other deviants? Artists on DeviantArt have you covered! Here’s an assortment of challenges, contests, and events being run by community members in September. Take part in a creative challenge that suits your style and improves your skills! @CRAdoptables’ Adopt Contest 📅 Running until September 24 In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, create an adoptable design inspired by pirates. Three winners will receive fragments. @Alka-Di-Kijarr’s Smaugtember 📅 Running until September 28 Create a tarot card-themed artwork featuring a draconic creature design. Five of the participants will receive a surprise gift. @Charity-Guild's Pokémon/Digimon Rainforest Collab 📅 Running until September 30 Contribute to the Nature Conservancy of Canada by creating artwork of a Pokémon or Digimon in a jungle or rainforest. @Zebracorn-chan’s Cuteptember 📅 Daily challenges until September 30 Create a cute-themed artwork each day based
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